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Volunteers are a vital part of the library

The James V. Brown Library has dedicated volunteers who gave nearly 5,000 hours in 2018. These volunteers work with Leslie Bowman, volunteer coordinator, who meets with volunteers to determine their interests and the best way they can assist at the library. “The library welcomes the ...

Warrior Run Area Fire Department holds 17th annual awards banquet

The Warrior Run Area Fire Department recently held its 17th annual Awards Banquet at Wynding Brook, with about 60 people attending. Awards given were Firefighter of the Year, Matt McNeal; EMS Award, Patches Kilgus; Administrative Chief Award, Ken Hollenbach; Officer of the Year, Cody Heater ...

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Engines whine, toddlers whine, and people who are behaving like toddlers whine. Mosquitoes whine (but that’s more in our perception, than in their actual behavior.) The most famous whiners, however, are canids (foxes, wolves, coyotes, and dogs), and the absolute best at it: the domesticated ...

Drop-off day for book donations at the JVB

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are seeking donations of books for all age levels, as well as DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs to support fundraising activities. Donation day from noon to 2 p.m. March 23. Volunteers to unload cars will be outside by the library’s east-side entrance ...

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While exciting, ‘Captain Marvel’ fails to leave a lasting impression

Although it’s rare to say “DC did it better,” Marvel’s latest film showcasing an empowering female lead falls a little flat despite the heavy anticipation. “Captain Marvel” shows that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) formula can only do so much when so little is introduced to the ...

Popular musicals headed to a few regional stages

For theater buffs, traveling a bit to see a revival of a classic or contemporary musical may be preferable to fighting the traffic into Manhattan to see a Broadway show. With the exception of the Community Arts Center’s recent production of “Cinderella,” the scarcity of big splashy ...

BBA Audition Concert coming to Genetti next weekend

For the 27th year, the Billtown Blues Association is set to host its annual BBA Audition Concert, which offers local and regional musicians a chance to compete for a performance slot at the Billtown Blues Festival in the summer. The Audition Concert, also known as the “Blues Challenge,” is ...

Farcical ‘Noises Off’ to play on Community Theatre League stage

If a stage manager in England wants to quiet the cast and crew just minutes before the curtain rises, he doesn’t whisper “quiet, backstage,” but simply yells “Noises Off!” The Community Theatre League presents this frantic farce at 7:30 p.m. March 22-23 and March 28-30, with a 2 ...

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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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Cogan House couple plans trip west to celebrate anniversary

Lee and Cathy Mitstifer, of Cogan House, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on March 29. They were married by Rev. Derwood Strunk at Trout Run United Methodist Church. Cathy, born in Tivoli, is the former Cathy M. Daugherty. She is the daughter of the late Dorothy and Ralph Daugherty. ...

The Mason’s tropical anniversary celebration

Richard and Diann Mason celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary of Feb. 13, 2019, in Oahu, Hawaii. They were joined by their three daughters, Kim Mason and husband Mike Cox, of Maryland, Kendall Mason, of Washington, Michelle Lewis and husband Clay Lewis, of California; and sons, Timothy ...

Area couple’s 64th anniversary

Keith and Betsy Smith, of Motoursville, celebrated 64 years of marriage Feb. 19. The couple was married in 1955 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.28 They have three children, T.L., of Watsontown, T.L., of Tennessee; and a daughter, T.L.S.M., of Jersey Shore. They also have nine grandchildren and 10 ...

Golden wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Long, of Jersey Shore, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on March 14. They were married by the Rev. David Keller at the Heshbon Park United Methodist Church. The couple met at Heshbon Sunday class as young adults. Mrs. Long, the former Margaret Marie Webb, is a ...

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Montoursville graduate to wed in Kansas

Kathryn Cowles, of Emporia, Kansas, and Isaac Shoemaker, of Reading, Kansas, have announced their engagement and plan to get married on May 25 in Emporia, Kansas. Cowles is the daughter of Jeffrey and Brenda Cowles, of Cogan Station, and graduated from Montoursville Area High School in 2005. ...

Hometown man to tie the knot this fall

Kameliya Hristova and Jake Coffman, of Winston-Sale, North Carolina, have announced their engagement. They are planning a Aug. 28 wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. Hristova is the daughter of Stela Hristova and Radoslav Hristova, of Winona, Minnesota. She graduated from Cotter High ...

City couple to say ‘I do’ this fall

James Bower and Peggy Flook, both of Williamsport, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a wedding for Nov. 2 in Williamsport. She is the daughter of Scott and Judy Flook, of Williamsport. She graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in 1995 and received her bachelor’s ...

Couple plans a summer wedding

An announcement has been made for Nicholas J. Kreighbaum, of Mifflinburg, and Sadie A. Fellinger, of Montoursville. A wedding has been planned for June 29 at the Barn at Greystone in Watsontown. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Greg Savoy. She attended Montoursville Area High School and ...

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City couple’s honeymoon in Hawaii

Melissa Rose Wenzel and Brett Stephen Kelley, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2018. They were married by Father Brian Van Fossen, at Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. A reception was held at The Benjamin Ballroom, and a rehearsal dinner was held at Le ...

City newlyweds tie the knot at golf club

Julia Reis and Ryun Cushing were married on Feb. 16, 2019. The ceremony was officiated by extended family member, Joanna Heilbrun at Wynding Brook Golf Club in Milton. The bride is the child of Jorge and Vicki Reis. Reis is a 2014 graduate of Northern Lebanon High school and attended Temple ...

Newlyweds’ Disney World honeymoon

Luke Hedgcock, of Linden, and Rachel Mancuso, of Kingston, were united in marriage on Nov. 17, 2018. The ceremony was officiated by family friend Todd Ankiewicz at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas, Pa. The bride is the daughter Ralph Mancuso and the late Filomena Mancuso, of Kingston. Mancuso is ...

Area natives summer wedding

Emily Karas and Brian Zysset, of Bloomsburg, were married at 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 2018, by Rev. Gary Weaver at The Barn at Greenwood in Millville with a reception to follow. The rehearsal dinner was held at the Lightstreet Hotel, Bloomsburg, Emily Zysset said. Karas is the daughter of Tim and ...

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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 Bi-county Office of Aging-STEP at 570-323-3096.) Week ...

Master gardeners return to STEP RiverWalk Center

The third annual Get the Dirt on Gardening, held by STEP’s RiverWalk Center, 423 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, is a free program for seniors age 60 and older interested in gardening and sharing — or growing — their gardening knowledge and ...

Sadie Says… Frequently asked questions about older adult issues

Q: How can I make my house safe and hazard-free for my young grandchildren? It’s been so long since I’ve had little ones around, I’m not sure how to make my home “baby proof.” A: Glad you asked. We know many older adults have young grandchildren who come to the house for an ...

Animals find their furever homes in local senior communities

Two cats, Virgil and Goliath from the Animal Care Sanctuary, were brought to AristaCare, a rehabilitation center in Montoursville to live with the residents in their new furever home. Rosemary Wiegand, medical director, contacted Animal Care Sanctuary about cats, as one of the resident cats had ...