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Dear Annie: Etiquette lacking

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lots of nieces, nephews and other distant relatives and friends who are graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting married or having children. On each occasion, we have been sending a very nice card, an enclosed letter and a very generous amount ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m a 50-something woman who’s been married for 35 years. About a year ago, to spice up our marriage, I started sending my husband seductive pictures of myself during the day. He really loved them and wanted more. Over time, the pictures I sent him got more daring. One of his ...

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said ...

Use the grill to roast a prime rib for flavor and texture

If you’re going to grill a prime rib, the last thing you want is an overcooked gray ring surrounding the rosy interior. We decided to forgo searing the flat cut sides, which meant the roast spent less time over high heat. The reduced amount of searing time was enough to create a browned ...

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WSO sets dates for auditions

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will be hosting auditions for bass trombone, section violin, section viola and cello on Saturday, Sept. 8, by appointment. Those wishing to schedule an audition are asked email a current resume to director of operations Hind Jabbour, at ...

Penn Central Wind Band to play silver anniversary concert

LEWISBURG — The Penn Central Wind Band, under the direction of Bucknell Professor of Music William Kenny, will celebrate its silver anniversary season with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, in Bucknell’s Weis Center for the Performing Arts. “The music we’ll be performing ...

Penn State Centre Stage announces upcoming season

UNIVERSITY PARK — Shaking up its format just a bit, Penn State Centre Stage’s 2018-19 season will feature four fully-realized productions and four smaller-scaled shows. Serving as the professional arm of Penn State’s School of Theatre, Centre Stage is the school’s the training program ...

Millbrook’s farcical ‘Footlight Frenzy’ keeps audiences howling

MILL HALL — If the inept acting troupe in “Footlight Frenzy” sends out a S.O.S., it means “Save Our School.” But when Millbrook Pl­ayhouse, 258 Country Club Lane, sends one out to this production, its S.O.S. means “Simply Overly Silly.” But don’t moan, this is one of this ...

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A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there’s usually a line that precedes it. And hours before the annual pop culture convention officially kicked off Wednesday night in San Diego, there were lines everywhere — to get onto the convention floor to buy ...

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

NEW YORK — Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson says s­he’s withdrawing from the project “in light of recent ethical questions raised ...

Emmy diversity gets a boost from Ricky Martin, Issa Rae

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That’s up from a quarter of the ...

Streaming rules Emmys as Netflix snaps 17-year HBO streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Netflix snapped HBO’s 17-year streak as Emmy nominations leader, more than bragging rights switched hands. It represented the breathtaking change in how audiences get and watch TV and the threat to traditional TV networks from streaming services. Especially one ...

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Mr., Mrs. Shaffer observe 30th anniversary

Myra K. (Sindlinger) and Glenn C. Shaffer, of Williamsport, observed their 30th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2018. They were married by The Rev. Melody Sell at the former Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. They are members of Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty. Mrs. Shaffer, a native of Liberty, ...

Mr., Mrs. Stetts observe 60th anniversary

Donna Lee (Anthony) and Joseph J. Stetts II observed their 60th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Monsignor William R. Lyons, Joe’s cousin, of McSherrystown, at the Church of the Ascension. Mrs. Stetts, a native of Williamsport, is the daughter of the ...

Mr., Mrs. Cillo observe 60th anniversary

Kay (Rathmell) and Dolf Cillo, of Williamsport, observed their 60th wedding anniversary July 4, 2018. Mrs. Cillo, a native of Williamsport, is the daughter of the late Eleanor and Ralph Rathmell. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School. She taught baton lessons for many years. She is ...

Mr., Mrs. Carothers observe 60th anniversary

Della Mae (Hillyard) and Richard Carothers, of Williamsport, observed their 60th wedding anniversary on June 28, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Mays at Salladasburg Evangelical United Brethern Church. Mrs. Carothers, a native of Salladasburg, is the daughter of the late Edith and ...

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Brelsford-Gottschall

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Nicki S. Brelsford and Scott C. Gottschall, both of Williamsport. A Sept. 28 wedding at Bethel United Methodist Church, Montoursville, is being planned. Brelsford is the daughter of Robert Brelsford, of Williamsport, and the late Karen ...

Kratzer-Wines

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Kari Beth Kratzer and Chad Alan Wines, both of Muncy. An Oct. 5 wedding at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Muncy, is being planned. An Oct. 6 reception will be held at the home of the bride’s parents.­­­ Kratzer is the daughter of Karen ...

Wenzel-Kelley

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Melissa R. Wenzel and Brett S. Kelley, both of Williamsport. An Aug. 11, wedding in Williamsport is being planned. Wenzel is the daughter of Steven and Rosellen Wenzel, of Williamsport. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2010. ...

Edwards-Ebner

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Allison Edwards and Skylar Ebner, both of Muncy. A spring 2020 wedding is being planned. Edwards is the daughter of Nicole Edwards, of Muncy, and Troy Edwards Sr., also of Muncy. She graduated from Muncy High School in 2015 and is pursuing a ...

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Hughes-Chappell

Erin Hughes and Justin Chappell, both of Mesa, Arizona, were united in marriage on March 9, 2018. The Rev. Ronald McKinney officiated at the ceremony held at the Antique Wedding House, Mesa, Arizona, where a reception also was held. The bride is the daughter of Julie and Jerome Hughes. She ...

Hill-Upright

Leanda Jane Hill and Austin Mark Upright, both of Benton, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. May 12, 2018. They were married by the Revs. Mike Hill and Max Furman, at the home of the couple, where a reception and rehearsal dinner also were held. The bride is the daughter of Cathy Hill, of ...

Leonard-Andes

Kimberly Leonard and Shawn Andes were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2017. The Rev. Charles Froehlich officiated at the ceremony held at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, Elkridge, Maryland, where a reception also was held. The bride is the daughter of Laura and Thomas Leonard, of Dix Hills, ...

Shultz-Wendt

Samantha Julaine Shultz, of Cogan Station, and Daniel Robert Wendt, of Harrisburg, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. June 23, 2017. Jason Abbott officiated at the ceremony held at Peter Allen House, Dauphin, where a reception also was held. A rehearsal was held at Fort Hunter Park, ...

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STEP Office of Aging distributes 2,000 fruit and vegetable vouchers

STEP has concluded its distribution of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, also called Veggie Vouchers, for 2018. This year, 2,000 vouchers were distributed to older adults in Lycoming and Clinton counties in a little over a month, and are able to be used for Pa.-grown fruits and ...

Senior menus

(EDITORS NOTE: For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. For Meals on Wheels, service and transportation, call the Lycoming-Clinton Bicounty Office of Aging-STEP at 570-323-3096.) Week ...

Sadie Says … Frequently asked questions about older adult issues

Q. “What is a living will?” A. There are two main types of advance directives — the “Living Will” and the “Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.” A Living Will is the oldest type of health care advance directive. It is a signed, witnessed (or notarized) document ...

State Rep. Jeff Wheeland to host Senior Fair

State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, will host a Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at Old Lycoming Township Firehall, 1600 Dewey Ave. The fair will include information on government services, health screenings, fitness and nutrition, volunteer opportunities, health and ...