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FNB donates $1,000 to EITC program

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., received a $1,000 donation from FNB Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The EITC program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides tax credits to eligible companies ...

YMCA instructor finishes NYC marathon

Mother of three, teacher at Central Elementary School and Insanity instructor at the Williamsport Branch YMCA, Julie Pentico crossed off running in the TCS New York City Marathon off her bucket list on Nov. 3. After 3:17:04 of running through the streets of New York City, she crossed the finish ...

Board members elected to the Friends of the J.V. Brown Library

Two new members were elected to four-year terms on the Board of the Friends of the J.V. Brown Library. Maria Casale and Michael Pontious will serve for four-year terms. Casale has lived in the Williamsport area for 38 years and holds an undergraduate degree from King’s College and a ...

Dear Annie… Company does not love misery

Dear Annie: I recently retired, and my younger brother is still working in a high-pressure job. Whenever we get together, all he talks about is every detail of his daily grind. I never cared to hear all of these stressful job details. And this is especially true now that I’m retired. How do I ...

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Williamsport Symphony Orchestra to host Holiday Concert at CAC

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street. The performance will see the WSO joined by the Williamsport Area High School choirs as well as this year’s Young Artist Competition winner. ...

Powerful ‘Honey Boy’ should earn LaBeouf Oscar noms

If Shia LaBeouf went through even half the crap depicted in “Honey Boy,” it’s amazing he lived to tell the tale. Viewers may find it tough to process this skilled but brutal movie without knowing something about the young actor, who not only wrote the autobiographical script, but also ...

Jaw-dropping ‘Dark Waters’ sees great Ruffalo performance

I wasn’t expecting to have the urge to double check my kitchen pans after watching this one. Movies like this are important, not just because of its exceptional quality, but also the grave relevance it has now. The aptly named “Dark Waters” is a cut above the rest, constructed with such ...

‘Elf the Musical, JR.’ coming to Millbrook Playhouse

MILL HALL — Exten­ding summer stock not only into the fall but closer to the frosty winter, the Millbrook Playhouse offers “Elf the Musical, JR. ” as a holiday treat. The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble has 7 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday ...

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‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

NEW YORK — Michael Meyers — or is it Jamie Lee Curtis? — can’t be stopped. “Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales. The top four films were all unchanged at the North American box ...

Author Ntozake Shange of ‘For Colored Girls’ fame has died

NEW YORK — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died Saturday, according to her daughter. She was 70. Shange’s “For Colored ...

‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly “Goosebumps” sequel and the neo-noir mystery “Bad ...

Beyonce, Jay Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer’s vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit “Halo” and “Ava Maria” after saluting the ...

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Muncy couple’s family plans 50th anniversary surprise celebration

Jim and Marilyn Foster, of Muncy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec.12, 2019. They were married in McConnellsburg, Pa. Jim is the son of the late Charles and Pearl Foster. Mrs. Foster, the former Marilyn McCarty, is the daughter of Helen Roan and the late Gene McCarty. They ...

South Williamsport couple honors 50th anniversary

Phillip G. and Patricia A. Vogel, of South Williamsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16, 2019. They were married by Rev. Kelly at St. Agnes Church, Lock Haven. The former Patricia Raper, of Loyalsock, is the daughter of Thomas an Betty Raper. She graduated from ...

Cogan Station couple celebrates anniversary

Melvin and Carol Bennett, of Cogan Station, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Dec. 13, 2019. They were married by Rev. Dr. Charles L. Winder, Carol’s father, and Rev. William P. Robbins at First Baptist Church, Warrensville. They are member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, ...

Family celebrates 70th anniversary at the Herdic House

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dempsey will celebrate their 70th anniversary. The couple was married on Dec. 12, 1949. They were married at the Matar Del Rosa Church by Father Manley. They are high school sweethearts. Nina Dempsey, the former Nina Womer, is a lifelong resident of Williamsport. Thomas was ...

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Loyalsock couple to be fourth generation to wed at family cabin

Gary and Christine Schaefer, of Loyalsock Township, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Schaefer, to Philip Flanagan Jr., son of Elizabeth Fink and stepson of Michael Fink, of Williamsport. Philip Flanagan is also the son of Philip Flanagan Sr., of Boca Raton, ...

Couple plans a Trout Run wedding

Jenna Reyne Brooks, of Linden, and Nicholas Todd Parker, of Canton, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a Sept. 19, 2020, wedding to be held in Trout Run. Jenna is the daughter of Mark and Lori Brooks, of Linden. She graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 2008 and ...

Newly engaged couple plans a 2020 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Dianne Grove, of Linden, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Lynn Grove, to Stephen Frank Russel, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Evelyn Russel, of Ketton, England. The couple are planning a 2020 wedding. Steve and Nikki intend to ...

Newly engaged couple plans a 2020 wedding

Nichole “Nikki” Lynn Grove and Stephen “Steve” Frank Russel were engaged on Oct. 20. The couple are planning a 2020 wedding and plan to reside in the Williamsport area. Nichole is the daughter of Larry and Dianne Grove, of Linden. Stephen is the son of the late Brian and Evelyn ...

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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 ...

Newlywed married at hometown church

Sarabeth Adelina Ciccarelli and Roberto Delgado, both of St. Petersburg, Florida, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2019. They were married by Father Brian Van Fossen, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. A reception was held at the Williamsport Country Club, and a rehearsal ...

Montoursville graduate ties the knot

Kathryn Marie and Isaac Matthew Shoemaker, of Reading, Kan., were wedded on May 25, 2019, at 4 p.m., by Rev. Brad Bowen at the Calvary Chapel in Emporia, Kan. The former Kathryn Marie Cowles, of Emporia, Kan., is the daughter of Jeffery and brenda Cowles, of Cogan Station. She graduated from ...

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What is Alzheimer’s?

MUNCY — Your memory often changes as you grow older. It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. Normal age-related changes might consist of making a bad decision once in a while, losing things from time ...

Caring for yourself and for others

MUNCY — For the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, daily life can present many challenges with communication, engagement with others and caring for themselves. Many emotions may also be present such as denial, sadness, confusion and anger as the person deals with the ...

‘Common bonds,’ Veterans connect over fellowship and food

Over a cup coffee, fellowship and sharing stories of times past, veterans, regardless of which military branch they served in, have the opportunity to come together to connect at the monthly Veterans Club Breakfast at The Meadows, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, said Christina C. ...

Sadie Says… The ABCs of safe sleeping for infants

Q: I have been hearing a lot about babies and safe sleep, and am concerned as I will be babysitting my infant granddaughter soon. What do I need to know? A: It is estimated that 3,600 infants will die across the United States this year from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Approximately ...