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JVB Check it Out: eBook app expands language features for readers

Did you know your local library has a way to access digital books with different language options as a reading setting? Within OverDrive and its Libby app, there is a setting to ensure reading comfort as they focus on finding and enjoying their next great read. Libby now allows users to ...

American Life in Poetry: ‘In the Fourth of July Parade’

I was once on Deer Isle, Maine, on the Fourth of July, and attended their town parade. Deer Isle isn’t big enough to mount a very long parade, so they ran it past us twice, first down to the water, and then back up. And we applauded as much with our second viewing as we did with the first. ...

Dear Annie… Unwilling to Change

Dear Annie: My husband has a long history of being unfaithful to me. He says that it isn’t cheating because he can’t help himself. I’ve forgiven him five times. Recently, I discovered that he’s been going to a website where a girl talks to him on a webcam. In exchange for their ...

Union Library offers Binge Box collections

LEWISBURG — Borrow hours of entertainment with the Public Library for Union County’s new Binge Box collection. The collection features over 30 binge-worthy boxes each containing four to six DVDs that share a theme such as Tearjerkers, Movies that Kill, Heroes in Tights, Disney Princesses, ...

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‘Lucky Grandma:’ Indie film ‘forces you to think about things’

Lewisburg’s lovely Campus Theatre, my favorite local place to see movies, remains closed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But you can help support them by renting movies through their website — which I did this week with “Lucky Grandma,” a unique and engaging indie still so ...

Virtual Virtuoso: Endless Mountain Music Festival honors essential workers

WELLSBORO — This July, the 2020 Endless Mountain Virtual Music Festival is available online. Featured are video concerts recorded and submitted by guest musicians who were to perform this summer in Pennsylvania and New York during the live 17 concerts in 17 days event. All of the online ...

Jam out during a free outdoor concert series

WELLSBORO — The free outdoor concert series continues with a jam session featuring local musicians on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. To ensure social distancing, the jam session will be held outdoors on the Deane Center’s lawn but with ...

Gabe Stillman to perform at new songs at Deane Center

WELLSBORO — The Gabe Stillman Band will step out onto the Coolidge Theatre stage in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., at 7 p.m. July 10. This is the first time the theater has offered a live indoor show since March when Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order to ...

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Make a healthy version of a classic: Pasta salad 2.0

July is here and it is the month of fireworks, freedom and lots of delicious picnic food. Whether you are planning on barbecuing with a group of friends at the lake or staying in your backyard, the picnic staple of pasta salad is bound to be on your menu. While pasta salads can be the ...

Cookout cravings: Summer food safety tips

Warm weather and sunshine are here, and soon enough many of us will be spending more time grilling, picnicking or attending outdoor gatherings. These warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply ...

Cookout cravings: Appease summer appetites with picnic friendly meals

FAMILY FEATURES — The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal. Whether you’re pairing a main ...

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Nisbet couple honors 50th anniversary

Robert and Susan Breen Suehr, of Nisbet, celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 27. They were married in 1970 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church. Susan graduated from South Williamsport Area High School and Mansfield University. She is a retired teacher. Robert graduated from the ...

Arnot couple observes 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Kirkendall, of Arnot, observed their 65th anniversary on June 25, 2020. They were married by the late Rev. Clyde Truax in Elmira Heights, N.Y. They are longtime members of Arnot Presbyterian Church, now the Arnot Community Church. The former Lois Bellinger, of Blossburg, ...

Couple observes 65th summer anniversary

Donald W. and Esther L. (Chestnut) Karschner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2020. Donald is a retired self-employed carpenter and Esther is retired from Primus Technologies. They enjoy traveling, gardening, bike riding and camping. They are the parents of two ...

South Williamsport couple celebrates 40th anniversary

Fred and Jeannie Curchoe will celebrate their 40th anniversary on July 5, 2020, they were married by Father Fox in 1980 They are members of St. Joseph the Worker Paris in Williamsport. Jeannie is the daughter of the late Donald and Erma Long. She graduated from South Williamsport High School ...

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Muncy couple plans wedding

Katrina J. Bennett and Isaac E. Boudeman are planning a wedding in Muncy. Katrina is the daughter of Melissa Stryker and the late Brett Bennett. She graduated with an associates degree in criminal justice. Isaac is the son of Henry Boudeman, of Turbotville, and Sharon Lewis, of Orangeville. ...

County couple plans a June wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Moore, of South Williamsport, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan N. Moore, of South Williamsport, to Alex B. Sullivan, of Montoursville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sullivan, of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Megan graduated from South Williamsport ...

Montoursville couple plans 2021 wedding

Ashley E. Rupert and Jason S. Hess, of Montoursville, have announced their engagement. They are planning a wedding to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Montoursville, on June 19, 2021. Ashley is the daughter of John and Janice Rupert, of Trout Run. She graduated from Montoursville Area ...

Area couple plan a winter wedding

Elizabeth Paulhamus, of Linden, and Nathan Sylvanio, of Jersey Shore, have announced their engagement. They are planning a Feb. 6, 2021, wedding to be held at Crossroads Church, Jersey Shore. Elizabeth is the daughter of Edward and Rea Paulhamus, of Linden. She graduated from Jersey Shore Area ...

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A home-run wedding at Little League

William “Bill” L. Christopher and Michelle L. Haag, of Lewisberry, were united in marriage on June 13, 2020. The couple was married by Rev. Thomas C. Jones at the Original Little League Field, Carl E. Stotz Field, in Williamsport. A wedding rehearsal took place on June 12 at 3 ...

City native plans honeymoon to Mexico

Holly and Lucas Haswell were married April 3 in Mineola, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Lewis Pollard, of Grace Community Church, at a lakeside ceremony. The former Holly Smith is the daughter of Bob and Zana Smith, of Mineola, Texas. She graduated from Mineola High School and Southern ...

Bloomsburg couple married in the fall

On Oct. 5, 2019, Angela M. Noviello and Justin D. Kauffman were united in marriage with by Monsignor Robert Lawrence at St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg. A reception was held at The Pine Barn Inn, Danville. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Betty Noviello, of Bloomsburg. The bride ...

Jersey Shore native married in spring

Amber Marie Kachelries, a Jersey Shore native, was married to Brett Austin Newell at City Church, Williamsport, on April 25 by Rev. Raphael Mnkandhla. Amber is the daughter of Terry and Pamela Kachelries, of Jersey Shore. She graduated from Jersey Shore Area School District and Clarks Summit ...

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Sadie Says: Guardianship or custody? What grandparents should know

Q: I’m taking care of my granddaughter, her mom and dad left her with me. Do I have legal rights to her now? What should I do? According to statewide AARP statistics, 81,112 children in Pennsylvania live in homes where a grandparent is solely responsible for them. Grandparents are taking ...

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, ...

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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 ...