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‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

NEW YORK — The gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore’s Donald Trump-themed documentary, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: What’s with people saying “I apologize” instead of “I’m sorry”? The former is just used to tell somebody that you know you did something wrong. When you tell somebody that you apologize, to me it means nothing. But when you go up to somebody and say you’re sorry for ...

CBS star Weatherly says Moonves situation is ‘complicated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weatherly is a fixture at CBS. He played Anthony DiNozzo on “NCIS” from its premiere in 2003 until 2016, when he left to star in his own CBS series, “Bull.” It’s that history with the network that Weatherly says makes it difficult to comment on Les ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: This is a burning question I’ve had for a while. As a student, I always have homework, but should I procrastinate or spread out the work over a longer period? Both end up with similar results for me. Procrastinating gives me more time to do the other things I want, and I end up ...

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Pepper Street Band is one of area’s premier classic rock groups

Area music lovers wanting to shake, rattle and roll to an eclectic mix of classic rock and oldies need to look no further than the Pepper Street Band. Pepper Street Band is a five-piece classic rock and rock ‘n’ roll oldies cover band, playing a diverse blend of ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ...

‘White Boy Rick’ misses its opportunities, underwhelms

I’m puzzled about what this film’s problem was. I’m not sure if there was too much content in too little time or not enough content in a drawn-out film. Whatever it was, “White Boy Rick” turns an interesting true story into one that is boring and forgettable. In 1980s Detroit, Rick ...

‘A Simple Favor’ is a straightforward thriller with an uneven tone

In the last 10 minutes of “A Simple Favor,” director Paul Feig strikes just the right tone. If he had struck it earlier, this would be a much better movie. Mind you, the new mystery starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively is not bad; folks seeking a slick, one-step-ahead-of-you thriller ...

Book of local author adapted for Hallmark movie

When Muncy-based author Michelle McLean first penned her rom-com novel “Truly, Madly, Sweetly,” which was published in 2016, she never imagined that one day she would get the chance to watch the words she wrote play out on a television screen. But McLean will get to do just that this ...

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CBS’ ‘Murphy Brown’ is back, ready to ‘make some noise’

LOS ANGELES — Last season’s short-lived “Roseanne” revival blew an air kiss to President Donald Trump in its debut episode before it reverted to finding laughs in family and working-class woes, not politics. Expect “Murphy Brown,” another reborn 20th-century sitcom, to be ...

Jefferson Airplane’s Kaukonen is still on embryonic journey

LOS ANGELES — Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic “Embryonic Journey,” Jorma Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of discovery of his own. From shy, sometimes bullied upper-class son of a globe-trotting U.S. diplomat in post-colonial Pakistan, Kaukonen ...

J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

NEW YORK — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one for song of the year with Beyonce for their hit version of “Mi gente,” also featuring Willy William. Spanish sensation ...

Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

LONDON (AP) — American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on ...

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Mr., Mrs. Hebe observe 50th anniversary

William and Shirley Hebe, of Wellsboro, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Clarence Walters at the Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty. Mrs. Hebe is the daughter of the late John and Catherine Zeafla, of Liberty. She is a graduate of ...

Mr., Mrs. Willits observe 61st anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Willits Sr. will observe their 61st wedding anniversary on Sept. 21, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Ernest S. Grames in 1957 at the Roupp Family Farm in Salladasburg. Mrs. Willits, the former Jean Roupp, was a native of Salladasburg. She is the daughter of the ...

Mr., Mrs. Stuchell observe 60th anniversary

Marie (Henry) and James Stuchell, of Williamsport, observed their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Arthur Peden at the United Methodist Church, Juneau, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Stuchell, a native of Rochester Mills, is the daughter of the late Alpha and ...

Mr., Mrs. Hensler observe 50th anniversary

Cynthia (Mancini) and Robert C. Hensler, of Ellijay, Georgia, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Alphonso Manley at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. They are members of the Good Samaritan Catholic Church, Ellijay. Mrs. Hensler, a native ...

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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. ...

Eboli-Cillo

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Maria Nicole Eboli, of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Joshua David Cillo, of Leland, North Carolina. An Oct. 13 wedding at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore, is being planned. Eboli is the daughter of Janice and Stephen Eboli, ...

Kilgus-Stevens

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Brenna Kilgus and Michael Stevens, of Jacksonville, Florida. An Oct. 20 wedding in Muncy is being planned. Kilgus is the daughter of Mary and Gerald Kilgus, of Hughesville. She graduated from Hughesville High School in 2012. She is pursuing a ...

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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 ...

Reeder-Thomas

Kendra Reeder and Derek Thomas were united in marriage on May 19, 2018. Judge Lovecchio officiated at the ceremony held at River Front Park, Montoursville. The ceremony only included the daughters of the bride, Ava Carter and Addyson Harrison, and the nephew of the groom, Travis Kerschner Jr. ...

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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 ...