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JVB’s online memorials for WWII, Korean wars

Although the library is closed for the holiday, this Memorial Day, take a moment to honor our past Lycoming County residents who served their country. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was ...

Library to reschedule Author Gala fundraiser

Due to COVID-19, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has postponed the Author Gala fundraiser featuring best-selling author David Baldacci to fall 2021. “In an effort to keep our staff and donors safe, the library decided it would be best to hold this event next fall, when it is ...

Soundtrack of Spring

Warm sunshine and fresh air are a glorious change from the winter doldrums, and elevate the mood instantly. From a veterinarian’s perspective, spring and summertime bring new challenges, as our patients are also spending a lot more time outdoors, often unsupervised. I earn lots of eye-rolls ...

Dear Annie… Nude no more?

Dear Annie: I have been married to my wonderful wife for 25 years. When we were dating, all my friends were jealous because she was so movie-star beautiful. What they didn’t know was how incredible her figure was. We didn’t go swimming much, and she always dressed conservatively. I kidded ...

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Big and small screen selections featuring the late Fred Willard

For several weeks now, I’ve been recommending under-the-radar movies for quarantine viewing — hoping you can select something decent that you haven’t already seen. How about this week we look instead at an under-the-radar actor: Fred Willard. Comedian, writer and oft-seen star of TV and ...

The whodunit ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ postponed till 2021

MILTON — Anyone expecting to solve the “Murder on the Orient Express” next month will now have a whole extra year to figure out who committed the dastardly deed. Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions, in responding to the COVID-19 directives, is postponing its dinner-theatre production of ...

CTL presents ‘Angels in America’ as a virtual staged reading

Since closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Theatre League has been innovating virtual outlets for local theatre performers. From Friday evening “CTL at Home” concerts, to a virtual education studio through the Community Academy of Stage and Theatre, the Community ...

The Pike Drive-In Theatre prepares for upcoming season

MONTGOMERY— The 67-year-old beloved Pike Drive-In Theatre, 5798 Route 15, will reopen for business, with COVID-19 guidelines firmly in place, beginning this Friday. Movie-viewers attending the Pike Drive-In Theatre should anticipate the payment method to also be affected by those ...

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Try an apple cheese sandwich

FAMILY FEATURES — As families spend more time at home, Americans are finding comfort in recipes made using bread. In addition to the comforting flavor, this trend provides valuable nutritional benefits. Try this tasty recipe for apple cheese dijon delight, which is not only packed with grains ...

Dos and don’ts of cauliflower

There are many folks that like broccoli and not cauliflower even though they look similar. Cauliflower and broccoli are very different vegetables and not just in color. Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. Like most vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower is low in ...

New dishes to add to your recipe box

As we continue to stay home, you may be running out of recipes. I thought maybe something different for breakfast might help. Instead of eating the usual cereal, bagels and muffins, try making Tex-Mex frittata or an oatmeal breakfast smoothie. Oatmeal breakfast smoothie 2 small or one large ...

Learn to make potato bread

FAMILY FEATURES — From hearty stews to comforting sandwiches, enjoy the flavors of this Irish potato Bread that makes for a simple, tasty snack to feed your family. This can be used with a full meal or as a simple serving appetizer. Irish potato bread 2 medium/large russet potatoes 1 ...

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City couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Russell C. and Marie E. Reitz, of Williamsport, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on May 27. They were married by Rev. Howard Witherow in Franklin. They are members of the CMA Church, Williamsport. The former Marie E. Morris, of Warren, is the daughter of the late Albert J. and Beatrice ...

City couple observes 40th anniversary

Donald Hoover Jr. and Barbara Hoover, of Williamsport, observed their 40th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2020. They were married by Pastor Tom Young at an outdoor lawn at Powy’s Park. Mr. Hoover is the son of Donald Hoover Sr. and the late Helen Myers. He graduated from Williamsport High ...

Jersey Shore couple honor 55th anniversary

Donald Hoover Jr. and Barbara Hoover, of Williamsport, observed their 40th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2020. They were married by Pastor Tom Young at an outdoor lawn at Powy’s Park. Mr. Hoover is the son of Donald Hoover Sr. and the late Helen Myers. He graduated from Williamsport High ...

Jersey Shore couple honor 55th anniversary

Bob and Beverly Heverly, of Jersey Shore, observed their 55th wedding anniversary on May 15. They were married by Rev. John D. Fritz in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The former Beverly Ann Sondreal, a native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, is the daughter of the late Dottie and Cameron Sondreal. ...

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Couple plans a fall 2021 wedding

Rachael Malek, of Loyalsock Township, and Kyle Stahl, of Milton, are announcing their engagement. They are planning a wedding to be held Oct. 23, 2021, in Lewisburg. Rachel is the daughter of Witold Malek and Leslie Silvagni-Malek, of Loyalsock Township. She graduated from Loyalsock Township ...

Area couple plan an October wedding

Lori DiMassimo, of Montoursville, and Steven Harnish, of Watsontown, are announcing their engagement. They are planning a wedding to be held on Oct. 10 at the Land of the Lynch’s in Montoursville. Lori is the daughter of Jane Anderson, of Montoursville, and the late Albert “Pup” ...

City native plans a summer wedding

Samantha Fischer, of Williamsport, and Jonathan Rummel, of Wiconisco, are planning a wedding to be held in Reading on Aug. 15, 2020. Samantha is the daughter of Donald E. and Karen C. Fischer, of Williamsport. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2014, received a bachelor’s of ...

Loyalsock grad plans a wedding in Arizona

Ben Newcomer and McKenna Dalgarno, both of Fountain Hills, Arizona, are planning a wedding to be held Nov. 28, 2020, in Mesa, Arizona. Ben is the son of Dave and Karen Newcomer, formerly of Loyalsock Township and now of Chino Valley, Arizona. He graduated from Loyalsock Township High School ...

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City newlyweds married at vineyard

Kristen Marie and Douglas Raymond Overdorf, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 2019. They were married by Pastor Ronald Savits, at Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Sunbury, where the rehearsal and reception were also held. The former Kristen Marie Hess is the daughter of ...

Covington newlyweds plan 2020 honeymoon

Samantha Jane Reed, daughter of Michael and Constance Reed, of Westfield, former city residents, and Brett James Weiskopff, son of Matthew and Cindy Weiskopff, of Covington, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2019, at the Covington Church of Christ, Covington. The groom’s aunt, ...

City native weds at art museum

Terri Lynn Shadle and Andrew Scott Bale, of Harrisburg, were married at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2019, at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. The wedding was officiated by Paul Keller, brother-in-law of the bride. A reception was held at the Mill Works in Harrisburg. The bride is the ...

City native wedded at Union Station

Nicole Anastasia Salaber, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Dr. Francis Campana Lovecchio, of Williamsport, were married at 6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019, by Judge Marc F. Lovecchio in Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri. The couple had a rehearsal at the Malt House Cellar, St. Louis, Missouri. The reception ...

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Keeping in contact with loved ones at care facilities

Although Lycoming County moved into the yellow stage for COVID-19, please remember that local long-term care facilities cannot. Facilities, such as The Meadows, need to continue to follow infection prevention and control practices as directed by the Department of Health, Centers for Disease ...

Valley View recognizes director of the board

Margaret Piper is known for her generous heart when it comes to serving others. She was recently recognized for her 18 years of service as a director of the board for Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center and is beginning her 19th year by serving as emeritus director. Giving her time and talent, ...

Learning about Parkinson’s disease and new ways to cope

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disorder of the brain that involves the degeneration of nerve cells that produce a chemical called dopamine. With less dopamine production, people with Parkinson’s disease experience motor symptoms, or symptoms that relate to movement, such as tremors, ...

Sadie Says… Cleaning out the medicine cabinet

Q. I looked through my medications and see that I have quite a few that have expired or that I don’t use anymore. I’ve heard that I shouldn’t flush them down the toilet or put them in the trash. I want to get rid of them, but how can I do it? A. First of all, congratulations on deciding ...

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Tips for a successful marriage proposal

METRO — People ready to “pop the question” may wonder about the right way to initiate an engagement proposal. Because a marriage proposal is such a memorable moment in a couples’ lives together, those doing the proposing often go to great lengths to ensure things go smoothly. Add a ...

Alternative rings gain popularity

METRO — Engagement rings are often sizable investments. Money magazine reports the average engagement ring costs around $5,800. An engagement ring symbolizes the start of a lifelong commitment and may even set the tone for a couple’s wedding day. Jewelry styles are personal, and ...

Hughesville newlyweds win 2019 Wedding Photo Contest

Jordan and Bekka Truax, of Hughesville, were married on May 18, 2019, by Rev. Tom Brokaw at The Shultz Mansion in Montoursville. The Truax’s love story began on Sept. 10, 2017. Though, the couple met one another two years prior through mutual friends. Every love story is unique to each ...

Florists blend colors, themes and budgets

During wedding season, love is in bloom and brides and grooms are planning their weddings. One decision on their checklist of things to do is to figure out floral arrangements. To help simplify this task, M. Melissa Null-Iseley, owner and designer of Nevills Flowers, and Janet Johns, owner of ...

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Continuing a tradition, ‘Around the table’

Thanksgiving, in a broader sense, to my family has always been about getting together around the table, being thankful to see one another and to eat some good food. To me, the food is just ice cream on my aunt’s famous apple pie, the real treat is getting to see my family together. It’s ...

Milton Model Train Museum to honor military trains

MILTON — Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, The Milton Model Train Museum will have military-themed trains running and other military items on display in the lobby of the museum. The Milton Model Train Museum, 139 South Front St., third floor, will be open for the ...

Continuing a tradition, ‘Kids table’

Traditions, by their very nature, don’t tend to be unique or especially memorable in the moment, but perhaps in repetition they do become special. As such, I look back fondly at my time spent there. It was usually after a fair bit of eye-rolling and feet dragging that I found myself at my ...

Central PA Food Bank holds annual Thanksgiving distribution

In Lycoming County, 12.7 percent of the population struggles with food insecurity, said Carla Fisher, communication and marketing director for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, 3301 Wahoo Drive. Of that percentage, 6,663 are children, 1,432 are seniors and 426 are military, according to ...