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Check it Out: Library brings history to social media

WILLIAMSPORT — Did you know that the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has an online digital archive of local newspapers? On Sunday afternoons, the library’s Facebook page will feature a local history fact and the date and edition in which that information appeared. Previous ...

Lucy, Josephine, and Minnie Munson: A local family leaves traces to today

From the mid-19th century, the Munson family was prominent in Williamsport business, legal, and social circles. The story of three generations of this family captures local life in this time period. While father, son, and grandson were leaders in the community, their wives were active in ...

Creature Comforts’ Ask Walter: Puppy Stuff

Dear Walter, I’m a puppy with lots of questions. I get a little distracted and sidetracked, sometimes. When I’m goofing around with a ball or something, and then catch sight of that bumpy spot on the wall, I can’t stop myself from running over and investigating (and nibbling at the ...

Check it Out: Library to offers back-to-school resources

As the first day of school approaches, is your child prepared for the academic year? Libraries across Pennsylvania grow students’ school readiness social, cognitive and emotional skills. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., offers year-round story times and early literacy programs ...

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Country music’s night to party sobers up amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a pre-pandemic world, the Academy of Country Music Awards advertised itself as country music’s night to party with gambling, after-parties and a Las Vegas-style attitude. This year the red carpet, crowds and gambling are all replaced with COVID-19 tests, ...

State provides funding to Community Arts Center, others

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of $20 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, according to a news release. The Community Arts ...

Farnsworth’s calm dignity key to ‘The Grey Fox’

The 1983 sleeper “The Grey Fox” has long been unavailable in all its peerless beauty, because it was never released on DVD. Until now. Beautifully filmed by cinematographer Frank Tidy (and almost equaling his gorgeous work on 1979’s “The Duellists”), this Canadian chestnut brings ...

Wellsboro to move free concerts to Saturdays

Due to the enthusiastic response it has received for its free Friday summer night concert series, the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, has announced a new free series on Saturday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in October, featuring live entertainment on its ...

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The Food Bank is asking the public to HAM it up!

September is Hunger Action Month (HAM), a time when the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank asks the public to act on the issue of hunger in our local communities. Unemployment is at a record high. The cost of food is rising. Because of COVID-19 thousands of families are facing food insecurity, ...

Breakfast success with sweet blueberry donuts

CULINARY.NET — From the first ring of the alarm to tying shoes and heading out the door, busy mornings can be stressful for the entire family. While many shortcuts exist to make the start to your day easier, one simple solution is to have breakfast ready to eat on the go. Handheld foods ...

Rethink ingredients to refresh family meals this fall

FAMILY FEATURES — If you’re looking to spice up your mealtime routines, especially during those busy school nights, you may find your solution in versatile ingredients that work for a multitude of dishes. For example, you can turn to plantains as a replacement for often-used recipe ...

Enjoy seasonal favorites with fall comfort foods

FAMILY FEATURES — While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains can be a solution for improving overall well-being ...

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Drive-by congrats for 70-year anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pugliese will observe their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16. They were married by Msgr. Leo Post at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Mrs. Pugliese is the former Helen Wenner. Mr. Pugliese retired from Glick Shoes after more than 46 years. Frank and Helen are the parents ...

Husband and wife reach 50 years

Margaret and Donald Knaus renewed their wedding vows on Aug. 22, at the altar of Trinity Lutheran Church where they first said their “I Dos” 50 years to the day of their wedding. Margaret was a graduate of North Penn High School and St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She was an ...

Husband and wife from Montoursville celebrate 50 years of marriage

Paul “Mike” and Dianne Larson of Montoursville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22. They were married at Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore, by Rev. Harry Klingeman. The former Dianne Edwards of Jersey Shore is the daughter of the late Theodore and Jennie ...

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Area couple engaged to wed

Kristi Freezer and William Hurd of Cogan Station are announcing their engagement. Kristi is the daughter of Mark and Debra Freezer of Cogan Station. She graduated from Jersey Shore Area High School in 2009. She attained a bachelor’s of science in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State ...

South Williamsporters plan summer 2021 wedding

Melissa Gunter and Robert Muolo, both of South Williamsport, are planning a wedding to be held on Aug. 7, 2021 at The Carriage House, owner Chef Hosch and Ann Catering, in Williamsport. Melissa is the daughter of Claudia and John Gunter, of Loyalsock Township. She graduated from Loyalsock ...

Duo to say ‘I Do’ in spring 2021

Jacob Potter and Dakota Griffis, of Jersey Shore, are blessed to announce their engagement. Dakota is the daughter of Charles and Heather Griffis; she is also lucky to have bonus parents, George Robertson and Candie Griffis. Dakota graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 2015 and went on to ...

Autumn wedding planned

Phillip McIlwain, son of Denise Young, of Avis and Samantha Jovan, daughter of John Jovan and Carol Parks, of Salladasburg, are announcing their wedding. Samantha is a 2007 Jersey Shore High School Graduate. She is employed by Northwest Bank, Williamsport, as a branch manager. Phillip ...

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Technology allows family to share wedding

On March 29, Jennifer Santo, daughter of John and Diane Santo of Muncy, and Matthew Hannon, son of Cindy Hannon of Warren, and retired Dr. Dennis Hannon of New Hampshire, were united in marriage in their new home. After their wedding venues in Pittsburgh cancelled, the couple planned an ...

Jersey Shore pair married in July

Jessica Lee Watson and Matthew Courter were married at 2 p.m. on July 18, at Pine Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport. The ceremony was officiated by James B. Wooster Jr. A reception was held at DuBoistown Fire Hall. Jessica is the daughter of Janet L. Kurtz, of South Williamsport, ...

Montoursville native wedded in West Chester

Brittany Jones and Ryan Gatta, both of Malvern, were married at 4 p.m. July 18, in West Chester. The ceremony was officiated by Deborah Kociban. Brittany is the daughter of Robert and Fern Jones, of Montoursville. She graduated from Montoursville High School in 2010 and received and bachelor ...

June wedding in Heilwood for couple

Beck R. Branton and Skyler Altemus were married on June 6, at the groom’s home in Heilwood. Beck is the son of Dr. Shawn R. Branton, of Jersey Shore, and Dr. Laura J. Farabaugh Rizzo of Heilwood. Skyler is the daughter of Lisa Miller Weaver and Douglas Altemus. Both graduated Magna Cum Laude ...

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Sadie Says… Safe travels for you and your pet

Q. My husband and I will be driving to our vacation destination and plan to take our dog and cat. What can we do so our pets travel safely? A. For most of us, our pets are part of our family. They provide unconditional love and petting a cat or dog has been shown to reduce stress. Some people ...

‘WOW’ed by new wildlife habitat station, Nature Club

Residents and staff at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center are now enjoying their second month of the new wildlife habitat station. It features several large windows from which residents can comfortably observe various birds and woodland creatures. They watch them eat, drink, bathe and ...

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 ...

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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 ...