Lifestyle News

Drop-off day for book donations at the JVB

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are seeking donations of books for all age levels, as well as DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs to support fundraising activities. Donation day from noon to 2 p.m. March 23. Volunteers to unload cars will be outside by the library’s east-side entrance ...

Warrior Run Area Fire Department holds 17th annual awards banquet

The Warrior Run Area Fire Department recently held its 17th annual Awards Banquet at Wynding Brook, with about 60 people attending. Awards given were Firefighter of the Year, Matt McNeal; EMS Award, Patches Kilgus; Administrative Chief Award, Ken Hollenbach; Officer of the Year, Cody Heater ...

Girl Scout Troops build confidence and leadership through sales

Everyone’s got their favorite — but whether you’re a fan of Thin Mints, Samoas or Trefoils, nearly everyone can agree, Girl Scout cookie season is one of the best times of the year. Girl Scouts have been using the annual cookie sale as a fundraiser as far back as 1917, using the money ...

Troop 14 inducts city natives as Eagle Scouts

Scout Liam Ferry, 17, of Williamsport, son of Pascha and Dave Ferry, has been active in Boy Scouts for seven years. Ferry became a Scout in sixth grade, when his friend Matthew invited him to check out the troop at a weekly meeting. His first trip was to the Tiadaghton Sportsmen’s Club, ...

Camp Cadet accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet, which will be held at the Little League Complex in South Williamsport June 16 to 21. Throughout the week the participants learn about various aspects of law enforcement including canine demonstrations, aviation, ...

Rotary club plans 5th annual Indoor Golf Classic

The fifth annual Indoor Golf Classic calls for a night of good fun and creative holes. The yearly event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St. “The event is a putt-putt golf course that makes its way through the hotel using props and obstacles ...

Join fellow food lovers for Cooks Book Club

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for the James V. Brown Library’s “Cooks Book Club.” We pick a theme and select several cookbooks, you pick and make a recipe, then we all get ...

Cinderella’s Closet opens for prom season

High school prom depicted in movies and TV shows is not usually what it is like in reality. The movies make prom appear to be this massive event where everything has to be perfect and that it is the most important night of your high school experience; that you are supposed to look like a ...

Local designer shows line at New York’s Pet Fashion Show

One Lewisburg native strolled down a New York catwalk with his dog. Brian Beitz was one of the featured designers at the New York Pet Fashion Show 2019. The show is the biggest of its kind in the United States and benefits the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals “The event was created to ...

Ask Walter: Snorts, hiccups, and stank face

Dear Walter, I’m a quiet, peace-loving cat. I live with a noisy, nosy dog. Sometimes, when the dog is particularly excited, barking, or bothering me, he stops suddenly, stands like a sawhorse with his legs all stiff and spread apart, stretches his neck out, gets this weird, glassy-eyed ...

Martha Shank, a Williamsport woman of firsts

By JANET McNEIL HURLBERT Special to the Sun-Gazette Martha Shank, 1876 to 1955, was a woman of firsts. She was the first full-time female journalist for the Williamsport Sun, with a career that spanned 49 years. In 1919, Shank was the first woman to fly over Williamsport in a plane. She also ...

Resources to research women’s history in the area

March is Women’s History Month and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has resources available to aid in your research. This month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The Lycoming County Women’s ...

Princess Diana, JFK and Jay-Z’s collections

In my line of work, I have had the opportunity to appraise some very interesting high-profile objects belonging to some very famous individuals. Some of these objects are more memorable than others and some are downright unforgettable. Celebrity collections are not unlike other collections. ...

Union County’s Good Time 4-H Club goes to the state Farm Show

At the Farm Show the Good Time 4-H club competed in potato judging, showed swine and lambs in the expo center and presented on shooting sports, archery and milk. Potato judging The Good Time 4-H club competed in potato judging recently. The judging took place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show ...

Volunteers visit Fresh Air Fund Conference

The Central Susquehanna volunteer committee attended The Fresh Air Fund’s annual Friendly Towns Leadership Conference recently for three days in New York City. During the conference, volunteers participated in interactive workshops with The Fresh Air Fund’s staff and community agency ...

Local graphic design faculty co-author visual literacy book

A design textbook and workbook co-authored by two graphic design faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been published by Oxford University Press. Released on Feb. 1, “Visual Literacy Workbook for Graphic Design and Fine Art Students” was written by David M. Moyer and ...

A Word, Please

Years ago, I worked for a team of editors who hired someone from another department in the company. It became clear pretty quickly that the newly minted editor was out of his element — not the born wordsmith his colleagues were. Like those other editors, he would send me, the copy editor, ...

City native builds float for Rose Parade

While millions of people around the nation ushered in the new year sitting in front of their televisions watching the Tournament of Roses parade, one valley native had a birds-eye view not just of the parade, but of what goes into putting the event together in the days and weeks prior to Jan. ...

Local author to hold book signing

From the memories of Clarence Smoyer to the pages of “Spearhead,” Adam Makos, formerly of Montoursville, brings the story of a curly-haired World War II tank gunner into the spotlight. This Friday, Makos will have a book signing at Otto’s book store to debut his book ...