Lifestyle News

LAPS seeks donations

The Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Drive, River Front South Complex, South Williamsport, is seeking items used in the everyday care of the shelter cats. The following are items that are needed by the shelter. Dry sweeping cloth refills ("Swiffer" or generic brands. ...

Fall trend report

Cool weather means tailgating, apple picking, attending festivals and enjoying the changing leaves. It also means it's time to refresh the wardrobe."This fall, there are plenty of new colors, styles and patterns to try," said Brittany Moeller, women's buyer for Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, a ...

American Life in Poetry

Travel can sharpen our awareness, can keep us on the alert, and here's a poem by Patricia Traxler from her new book "Naming the Fires, from Hanging Loose Press." Traxler lives in Salina, Kansas.Last Hike Before Leaving MontanaLate winter, almost spring. It's like finding a diamond;now I don't ...

October is Financial Planning Month: Easy tips to stick to a budget

It can be easy to let your finances fall by the wayside when juggling work, family, school and other priorities.October is Financial Planning Month and a perfect time to make sure you are prepared for the future. To help, the discount experts at Dollar General are offering some useful tips to ...

Home Country

It's fall, and time once again for the Chipper Invitational Golf Tournament here in the valley. You remember Chipper, Doc's imaginary squirrel? The one who was imaginarily squirrel-napped?Doc named the annual golf tournament after good ol' Chipper. The tournament is used to raise money for ...

Rotary Club honors members with awards

The Rotary Club of Williamsport recently honored Robert "Bob" A. Esposito with the club's Service Above Self Award and Marc Schefsky with the Rotarian of the Year Award.The Service Above Self Award is presented each year to a non-Rotarian community member that has exemplified Rotary's motto - ...

Yost earns Eagle Scout rank

Daniel Allan Yost, of Bowmansville, has earned the highest achievement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts - the Eagle Scout Award.Friends, family and members of Boy Scout Troup 121 honored Yost during a ceremony earlier this year at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, ...

A Word, Please

If you sometimes struggle with "it's" and "its," if you don't know the past tense of the verb "to lead," if you write "could of" instead of "could've," this column isn't for you. Turn the page. Click something else. Run like the wind.I say that not out of elitism but out of concern. Grammar is ...

Lifestyle briefs

General John Burrows Historical Society to hold meetingThe General John Burrows Historical Society will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 19 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville. Artifacts from the Sylvania plant in Montoursville will be on display and people will share memories of ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette:Williamsport Bridge ClubSept. 26 - Mary Ann Churba and Sandy Gilbert, 68; Joyce Morgan and Marty Hodrick, 65; Susan Lowery and David Winters, 62; Judy Stein and Ann Day, 62; Kay Dando and Sally ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVERFICTION1. "Woman of God" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)2. "Home" by Harlan Coben (Dutton)3. "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett (Harper)4. "Pirate" by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell (G.P. Putnam's Sons)5. "The Book of Mysteries" by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline)6. "The Underground Railroad" ...

Stars line up for debut of Dior’s first female designer

PARIS - Rihanna and Natalie Portman dressed to the nines. Jennifer Lawrence opted for jeans. And most of the stars passed unnoticed amid the sea of celebrities awash inside Paris' Rodin Museum recently.The great equalizer for them all was a chance to glimpse one of the year's biggest fashion ...

Lifestyle briefs

Williamsport Home to hold free family and caregiver seminarThe Williamsport Home, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, will hold a free family and caregiver seminar from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Edgewood Building, 1900 Ravine Road.Attendees will receive medical and ...

Book review: ‘Time for the Stars’

"Time for the Stars" is an early, young adult novel by the 'Dean of Science Fiction,' Robert Heinlein. It seems to be the story of humanity's efforts to explore space, but turns out to be much more.Tom and Pat are twins. They get tagged by the Long Range Foundation (LRF) to help explore space ...

Free college prep help for teens available at library

There are lots of details every college-bound student should ask during the application process, but where do you find the answers to those questions?The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., can help. Volunteer Henriette Evans, a retired college career and academic specialist, will hold ...

What’s New at the JVB

'Home' by Harlan CobenTen years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben's gripping thriller.A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years ...

Upcoming reunions

Williamsport Class of 1945The Williamsport High School Class of 1945 will hold a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1954 E. Third St.For more information, contact Bobbie Tetsko at 570-322-3783 or Loo Stanzione at 570-322-6035.Williamsport Class of 1966The Williamsport ...

Ask Chef Hosch and Ann

By DANIELLE HUNTERSpecial to the Sun-GazetteQ: I love eating fresh and local as much as possible and have such a wonderful time doing so during the summer months then fall and winter come to town and I lose it.All of those fresh goodies are harder to find and I'm unsure what is in season or if ...

A hearty Italian dinner: Beef cannelloni and wine

This fall, be inspired by the warm, welcoming style of Italian entertaining - turn to the kitchen, the heart of the home."Italian gatherings are relaxing and fun, so don't worry about decor or timing the main course to the minute guests arrive," said Emilia Nardi, owner of the award-wining ...

Chicken with spinach in creamy sauce

A while back, in honor of Julia's Child's birthday (she would have been 104 this year), I created a dish that embodies one of her many excellent sayings: "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."You can fuss all you want with fancier dishes, exotic ...