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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’ve always been great at gift-giving. I enjoy giving others things that they will thoroughly enjoy. But others are rarely as good at getting gifts for me. I don’t think I should feel bad for being a little materialistic; I think everyone likes getting thoughtful presents. I ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear. Lately, she’s been commenting on a diamond ring, and it’s the second time she’s made remarks at family gatherings about it, saying, “I want that ...

Welcome to Roushville

Whether you like to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating, watching scary movies or going to haunted houses, during the month of October, the Halloween spirit is alive. Logan Roush, of New Berlin, and his family have put on Roushville for 20 years, but this year, the haunted house is ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

The highly collectible ceramics called Cantonware is a cobalt blue and white porcelain first produced in the port city of Canton (Guangzhou), China. Canto­nware is known by various names associated with its sea-trade history including: Chin­ese export porcelain, ballast ware china, China ...

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Local 14-year-old bassist to release new music

Local 14-year-old electric bass player Gabriel Severn will debut his DownBeat Award-winning “Song for Fina” tomorrow. Gabriel’s love of Brazilian bossa nova and samba inspired him to write “Song for Fina,” which he dedicated to a close family friend for her birthday. On this ...

Sight & Sound Theater brings scripture to life

STRASBURG—You don’t have to be a Biblical scholar to be thoroughly entertained by a Sight & Sound show. On a busy highway just outside Strasburg in Lancaster County sits the imposing, 2,000-seat Sight & Sound Theater where live productions draw over 800,000 patrons annually. My ...

Gory ‘Overlord’ has original feel for zombie movie

Part action-war film. Part zombie-thriller. All gory goodness. The blend of the familiar into the not-so-familiar is all packed into the shockingly-entertaining “Overlord.” This prideful B-movie embraces its cheesiness without remorse, making for a fun-time from the opening title, all the ...

‘The Grinch’ puts fresh spin on a classic

When you combine the genius of Dr. Seuss and animator Chuck Jones with vocalists Boris Karloff and Thurl Ravenscroft, you get 1966’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”—a classic that has stood the test of time as well as any other Christmas staple you can name. So … did the world ...

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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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Mr., Mrs. Smith observe 40th anniversary

Darlene (Messner) and Fred Smith, of Cogan Station, observed their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Thomas Morningstar in the East Point United Methodist Church, East Point. Mrs. Smith, a native of East Point, is the daughter of the late Mary and ...

Mr., Mrs. McDaniel observe 72nd anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. McDaniel observed their 72nd wedding anniversary Nov. 2, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Ralph Hinkleman at the former Calvery Methodist Church. Mrs. McDaniel, the former Gladys Harer, is a native of Linden. She is the daughter of the late Grace Sholder and Harry ...

Mr., Mrs. Redka observe 75th anniversary

Wilson and Jean Redka, of Williamsport, will observe their 75th wedding anniversary Oct. 23. They were married in Miami, FL. The Redka’s are members of the Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church in Cogan Station. Mrs. Redka, a native of Danville, is the daughter of the late Arthur and ...

Mr., Mrs. Lovell observe 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Lovell, of Linden, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 28, 2018. They were married at East Point United Methodist Church, Roaring Branch. They are members of the Anthony Baptist Church, Jersey Shore. Mrs. Lovell, the former Marian Eldora Messner, of Roaring ...

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Siddle-Hillyard

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Andreanna Siddle and Derek Hillyard, both of Williamsport. A Sept. 7, 2019, wedding in Muncy is being planned. Siddle is the daughter of Tammy Boyle, of Bellvue, Colorado, and Thomas Siddle, of Williamsport. She graduated from Jersey Shore Area ...

Ciccarelli-Delgado

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Sarabeth Ciccarelli and Roberto Delgado, both of Evans, Georgia. A Sept. 28, 2019, wedding in Williamsport is being planned. Ciccarelli is the daughter of Karen and Francis Ciccarelli, of Williamsport. She graduated from St. John Neumann ...

Walker-Zehner

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Lauren Walker, of Williamsport, and Douglas Zehner, of Muncy. A July 13, 2019, wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church is being planned. Walker is the daughter of Mary Jo and Stephen Walker, of Williamsport. She graduated from Williamsport Area ...

Fakhriyazdi-Pasnello

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Hedieh Fakhriyazdi and Michael A. Pasnello II, both of New York City. A May 17, 2018, wedding in New York City is being planned. Fakhriyazdi is the daughter of Mehrnoush and Farshad Fakhriyazdi, of Burke, Virginia. She graduated from James W. ...

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Schramm-Ramin

Valerie Lynn Schramm and Eugene “Freddie” Frederick Ramin III, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Aug. 25, 2018. The Rev. Dr. James Behrens officiated at the ceremony at Bush House Estate, Muncy, Pennsylvania, where a reception also was held. The bride is the ...

Benway-Confair

Melina Lea (Hillyard) Benway and Chad David Confair, both of Jersey Shore, were united in marriage at 3 p.m. June 2, 2018. The Rev. Salvatore Minnella Jr. officiated at the ceremony held at Sacred Oak Vista, Jersey Shore, where a rehearsal dinner and reception also were held. The bride is ...

Sullivan-Hepburn

Abby Sullivan and Ryan Hepburn, both of Columbus, Ohio, were united in marriage on May 5, 2018. Ned Pelger, the bride’s uncle, officiated at the ceremony held at his estate in Lititz where a reception also was held. A rehearsal dinner was held at Mick’s All American Pub, Mount Joy. The ...

Kuhns-Yeagle

Tonia Kristine Kuhns and Robert Leon Yeagle, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. July 28, 2018. John McKinney officiated at the ceremony held in Williamsport. A rehearsal dinner and reception was held in Williamsport. The bride is the daughter of Milford and Joan ...

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Upcoming senior center activities

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Most senior centers have daily events. Senior Sun highlights events that may be of greater interest and importance to local seniors. For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. ...

Sadie Says …

Q.: With summer vacation over and my daughter starting back to work, I will be babysitting my young grandson. Can you advise me how to be sure I’m transporting him safely? A: Before you head out with your young passenger, do a safety seat check. • Your grandson’s safety seat is facing ...

Family of former RiverWoods resident donates scooter and walkers

A new scooter and two walkers were donated to Warrior Run Manor by the daughters of a former resident at RiverWoods Senior Living Community. When 88-year-old Robert Johanns passed away in July, his daughters Linda Goldeski, Carol Quinn, Bette Zbinden and Barbara Marquette, contacted Kim Ranck, ...

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 ...