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Local Wise Traveler makes ‘herstory’

March is Women’s History Month and instead of talking about a random special lady, I want to talk about a woman who volunteered her time and resources. Did you know the YWCA had a program called Wise Traveler? While there was a committee who worked to plan these trips, we want to remember ...

Advice and tips to keep your furever family safe

Furry family members provide comfort and love during times of discomfort and joy and laughter on a daily basis. But what happens to pet owners’ interactions with their companions if they were to get COVID-19? Area veterinarians and groomers weigh in on the situation at hand to provide insight ...

RiverWoods celebrates 100th birthday

LEWISBURG — RiverWoods resident Betty Reed will celebrate her 100th birthday today, March 29, 2020. Reed was widowed at a young age, after having three children. She attended Kent State University to pursue a teaching degree and became a math teacher after graduation. She taught math at ...

Creature Comforts: Keeping your distance with close-talkers

We all know a few people in our lives who tend to stand a bit too near, bursting our invisible bubble — invading our comfort zone of personal space when talking to us. We tend to take a step backward, feeling for the doorknob behind us, looking for excuses to escape when these folks strike up ...

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‘Standing Up, Falling Down’ features one of Crystal’s top performances

If you’re a fan of Billy Crystal, you really ought to see “Standing Up, Falling Down.” Directorial debut for industry newcomer Matt Ratner, this charming, low-key indie premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is now available online. It features what may be Crystal’s ...

‘Tiger King’ is a documentary you need to see to believe

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the last few days, you probably know that there are two topics dominating most online conversations. One of those is, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic that’s got most people stuck in their homes. The other is the Netflix docuseries “Tiger ...

20 under-the-radar films for the folks stuck at home

This local movie critic will use time stuck at home to finish his forthcoming book on “under-the-radar” movies — that is, worthwhile films that were either poorly attended or unjustly trashed; it also includes older flicks that are now largely unknown or ignored. So while everyone else ...

‘The Way Back’ offers one of Affleck’s most personal films

Do not be mistaken. While on the surface this may appear to be a rehashed sports film, this redemption story of a rag-tag basketball team and the real-life struggle of Ben Affleck’s battle with his alcoholism elevates it above most. Perhaps his most personal film since “Good Will ...

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Use beans for a plant-based diet

By LAURIE WELCH Special to the Sun-Gazette Currently plant-based eating is one of the hottest nutrition trends. When people think of plant-based eating, they think of eating more fruits and vegetables, but what they might not realize is that dry beans, peas and lentils will help to add ...

Kid-friendly recipes to make with the family

This week we thought it would be nice to include kid-friendly recipes to prepare as our lifestyles are very different right now, so anything we can do to include the family is a positive gesture. Who knows, with all this quality time you might discover some little chefs in your household. Try ...

Culinary Creations

Hey, your shoe’s untied! April Fools! One of my favorite days of the year is soon upon us, and I could not be more excited. I’ve long considered myself a prankster, and now that I’m an “adult,” not much has changed. I can remember it vividly: Dec. 31, 1999. I was 13, and for many ...

A sweet-tart snack

FAMILY FEATURES — Fruits, like raspberries, are unique in their ability to add both flavor and nutrition to breakfasts, snacks, desserts and beyond. With a sweet-tart flavor and eye-catching color, red raspberries are the main ingredient in these mini razz crush tarts, perfect for breakfast ...

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Silver anniversary, married in Montoursville

Ted and Kris Rubright, of Wyomissing, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on April 1. They were married at the Community Baptist Church in Montoursville by the late Pastor John Pittinger. Kris is the daughter of Howard and Mildred Campbell, of Barbours. Ted is the son of George ...

Liberty couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Marlin and Diane Plank, of Liberty, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 14, 2020. They were married by the Rev. Kenneth Shirey at Quiggleville United Methodist Church in Cogan Station. They are members of Steam Valley Bible Church in Trout Run. Marlin is the son of the late Lawrence and ...

City couple honors 65th anniversary

Samuel and Dolly Yoder, of Williamsport, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27. They were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, by Rev. Leonard Gajewcki in 1954. The former Dolly Ann Brownson, of Howard, is the daughter of the late Edith Brownson. She retired ...

Muncy natives celebrate 67th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dio Vandine observed their 67th anniversary on Feb. 7, 2020. They were married by the Rev. Clay Reed at the Moreland Community Church, Muncy. They have been members of the Hughesville Friends Church for 61 years. Mrs. Vandine, a native of Muncy, is the daughter of the late Claire ...

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Couple plans a May wedding

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Wallace, of Williamsport, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madelyn Wallace, to Andrew Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Brown, of Asheville, North Carolina. Madelyn is a 2008 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She graduated from ...

Jersey Shore grads plan a fall wedding

Joshua and Heather Engle, of Linden, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madalyn Engle, to Travis Eiswerth, the son of Douglas and Karen Eiswerth, of Williamsport. Madalyn is a 2015 graduate of Jersey Shore Area High School and received an associate degree in occupational ...

Muncy couple plan wedding at brewery

Nicholas Camburn and Lindsey Sanders, of Muncy, are planning a wedding to be held Oct. 10, 2020, at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg. Lindsey is the daughter of Dave and Denise Sanders, of Williamsport. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2009. She is a stay-at-home ...

Couple plans an October wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Sholder, of Jersey Shore, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Calley Sholder, to Andrew Tobojka, son of Robert and Debora Tobojka of Assonet, Massachusetts. Calley graduated cum laude of Johnson and Wales and is the owner of The Topiary Cake Design in ...

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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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STEP modifies programs due to COVID-19 concerns

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to program changes at STEP’s Office of Aging, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s March edition of the Senior Sun does not include the area’s monthly activities or menus for STEP centers.) The Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc., is a ...

Sadie Says… COVID19: Knowing the symptoms

Q: What should I be doing to be safe regarding the Coronavirus? A: Prepare and protect your household for novel Coronavirus 19 (COVID 19). Protect: Practice good health habits • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water. • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, if you use a ...

Liberty Manor to hold memory screening

MUNCY — A memory screening is a simple and safe evaluation tool that checks memory and other thinking skills. It can indicate whether an additional check up by a qualified healthcare professional is needed. Liberty Manor, 169 Ashler Manor Drive, will be hold a memory screening from 10 a.m. ...

Sadie Says… Signs video games may have a negative impact

Q: I’m worried that my grandchildren spend a lot of time playing video games. How do I know when it becomes a real problem? A: Your concern is understandable. Video and computer games have become a big part of many kids’ lives, especially for boys. Youth report that it’s one of the ...

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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 ...