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A Word, Please

November 23, 2014 A reader named Loretta recently wrote to me after making a very astute observation. more »»

Online registration still open for Sayre Turkey Trot 5K

November 23, 2014 SAYRE — The eighth annual Sayre Turkey Trot 5K, presented by the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday — on Thank­s­giving Day. more »»

Lycoming County judge speaks to Lions Club

November 23, 2014 Lycoming County Judge Marc Lovecchio recently spoke during a meeting of the South Williamsport Lions Clu. more »»

Herr Memorial Library to hold children’s cookie baking contest

November 23, 2014 MIFFLINBURG — The Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., will host its second Children’s Cookie Baking Contest and Holiday Event from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18. more »»

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

November 22, 2014 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Revivial” by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham (Doub­l­e­day) 3. “Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell (Willia­m Morrow) 4. more »»

Bridge results

November 22, 2014 Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Nov. more »»

Lifestyle briefs

November 22, 2014 American Cancer Society offers calls from Santa The American Cancer Society has teamed up with Santa Claus to offer children phone calls from the man in the red suit. more »»

Annie's Mailbox

November 22, 2014 Dear Annie: My sister, “Ellen,” bought my mother a car when Mom moved in with her. Ellen promised it would belong to Mom when she paid her back. Mom has made payments for three years. more »»

The best of drugstore cosmetics

November 21, 2014 It seems like every time I try to watch a makeup tutorial online, although I enjoy learning about the techniques used to create different looks, I always get a little sad when I read the list of... more »»

Garden Club to hold holiday event

November 21, 2014 The DuBoistown Garden Club will host its 51st annual Holiday House in the Pennington Lounge of Lycoming College, 700 College Place, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Otto’s to celebrate 173 years

November 21, 2014 By BETSY RIDER Special to the Sun-Gazette Otto’s, “a booklover’s paradise” has been fulfilling this area’s book needs for 173 years and is the oldest independent bookstore in the United States. more »»

‘Ape House’ explores society’s obsession with reality TV

November 20, 2014 Sara Gruen’s third novel, “Water for Elephants,” focuses on circus animals and the regular abuse they endured to keep the show on the road. more »»

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

November 20, 2014 The James V. Brown Library and the Lycoming County Library System add new books, e-books and audiobooks each week. more »»

Annie's Mailbox

November 20, 2014 Dear Annie: My lady and I have been together for nine years, and we have a beautiful 7-year-old daughter. We have had our own two-bedroom apartment for five years. A year ago, her mother fell il. more »»

‘Chair-ity’ Auction to feature hand-painted chairs by art club students

November 19, 2014 HUGHESVILLE — The 4-H Artitude Project Club will hold a “Chair-ity Auction,” Thursday at Ashkar Elementary. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m. more »»

Students learn lesson feeding homeless

November 19, 2014 JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Paul Bringas believes Joliet Junior College culinary students need to learn more than braises and glazes. “We teach knife skills and life skills,” the chef instructor said No. more »»

Hayden’s Heart to host ‘Shop for a Cause’ fundraiser at 33 East

November 18, 2014 Hayden’s Heart Inc. will hold a “Shop for a Cause” fundraiser at 5 p.m. Thursday at 33 East, 33 E. Fourth St. more »»

Toy Train Expo chugs back into town

November 18, 2014 The 24th annual Will Huffman Toy Train Expo returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Park Place, 800 W. 4th St. more »»

Lifestyle briefs

November 18, 2014 Library to hold fall book sale LEWISBURG — The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., will hold its fall book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9:30 a.m. more »»

Federal ban sought for animal testing on cosmetics

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. more »»



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