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Coffee Hour and Quizzo

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will be hosting a Coffee Hour lecture about clear candies and the molds that make them at 10 a.m. Thursday. From 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Quizzo will also be held at the Taber Museum. Coffee Hour Historian ...

Frances ‘Minnie’ Gray, The art of weaving human hair wreathes

Frances “Minnie” Jane Elder Gray (1846 to 1923) enjoyed an opportunity not experienced by many young women of her era — the chance to get a higher education. Beginning in 1862, Minnie attended Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College. Although she returned for two more years, Minnie, ...

10 signs of aging, November is Senior Pet Health Month

How old is old? With the advent of nutritionally complete, commercially available diets and continual advances in veterinary care, the average pet life expectancy has increased during my lifetime — I remember when a dog was lucky to live past 10 years. Now, 10 to 13 years is a dog’s average ...

Dear Annie… What to say

Dear Annie: A close friend’s father died suddenly two months ago, and she’s been distant ever since. We’re relatively young, and this is my first experience having a close friend lose a parent. I’m not sure what to say to her. I hate seeing her in pain. I’ve tried to tell her that ...

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Arlo Guthrie to perform at CAC

In the history of American folk music, few figures have enjoyed careers as distinguished as the iconic Arlo Guthrie. As the son of professional dancer Marjorie Mazia Guthrie and legendary singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, Arlo could have easily been overshadowed by the success of his parents. ...

Uptown Music Collective to open season with Aerosmith tribute

It came down to a vote. There was nothing remarkable about this; this was the way it had always happened: A room full of multi-talented and creative kids deciding precisely how they would be wowing locals this year. When the ballots for the concert’s featured artist were all in, three ...

‘Stumptown’ features genuine art, engaging content

Perusing through the graphic novel section of a big box chain store can be intimidating, even if you think you know what you’re looking for. Companies pay big bucks to have the clout to get your product in your face, inundated with “books you’re supposed to be reading.” That being said, ...

Cynthia Erivo puts on stellar performance in ‘Harriet’

I left “Harriet” thinking, “I’ve just seen the woman who’s going to win this year’s Oscar for Best Actress.” That would be Cynthia Erivo, who is utterly compelling in this terrific new biopic about Harriet Tubman — escaped slave, Abolitionist, 19th-century Moses and (later on, ...

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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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Family honors Cogan Station couple

James and Mary Mertes, of Cogan Station, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 24, 2019. They are the parents of three children, Terry, of Williamsport, Tammy, of Cogan Station, and Dennis, of Cogan Station. They have three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Family members ...

Montoursville couple observes anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McLaughlin, of Montoursville, will observe their 69th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12, 2019. They were married by the Rev. Henry M. Savcool in Owego, New York, in 1950. The former Ester Turdis Larsen is a native of Feda, Norway, and is the daughter of the late Sam and Olga ...

City couple celebrates 75th anniversary

Joseph R. and Eleanor A. Waltz, of Williamsport, celebrated their 75th anniversary on Nov. 1, 2019. They were married by the Rev. E. Raymond Shaheen at The Little Chapel of the Good Shepherd of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport. They are former members of the First Baptist Church of ...

Montoursville couple observes emerald anniversary together

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kaufman Sr., of Montoursville, observed their 55th anniversary Sept. 26, 2019. They were married by the late Rev. Robert Lundy at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville. The former Doris Ritter is the daughter of the late Thelma and Samuel Ritter Sr. She ...

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Southside couple plan spring wedding

Renee Burkholder and Kevin Kinney, of South Williamsport, have announced their engagement. They are planning a wedding to be held May 16, 2020, at the Tiadaghton Inn Farm in Jersey Shore. Renee is the daughter of Christine and Kenneth Dauber, of Cogan Station. She is employed as a medical ...

College sweethearts plan a 2020 November wedding

Dalton James Cristini, of Montoursville, and Jessica Behin Henry, of Mechanicsburg, have announced their engagement. A Nov. 7, 2020, wedding in Lancaster is being planned. Jessica is the daughter of Craig and Fran Henry, of Mechanicsburg. She graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in ...

Planning a winter wedding in Pennsdale

Rachel Smith, of Pennsdale, and Samuel Booth, of Huntersville, have announced their engagement and are planning a wedding for Jan. 18, 2020, at Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church. Rachel is the daughter of Ann and Jim Smith, of Pennsdale. She graduated from Muncy High School in 2010 ...

Loyalsock grads plan historic wedding

Emily Moodie and Zachary Kinney, of Pittsburgh, are planning a wedding for Oct. 26, 2019, in Gettysburg. Moodie is the daughter of Shane and Jodi Moodie, of Gettysburg. She graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in 2013 and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mansfield ...

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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 ...

City couple says ‘I do’

A sunrise, calm ocean and smooth sand set the scene for the beautiful wedding ceremony between Christopher Hrapowicki and Cherie Chism on July 1 in Ocean City, Maryland, where the couple was surrounded by friends and family. A dinner was held the night prior at de Lazy Lizard while the ...

Montoursville native wedded in summer

Chris and Cheyenne Pratt were married June 15 at the residence of a family friend. Cheyenne is the daughter of Donald Gwendolyn Wilton, of Salladasburg. Chris is the son of Dell and Kathryn Pratt, of Montoursville.

Montoursville native wedded at bed and breakfast

Kelsey Ann Uppling, of Montoursville, and Jeffrey Charles Haviland, of Philadelphia, were united in marriage on June 8, 2019. Rev. Jerry Uppling, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony held at Pump House Bed and Breakfast in Bloomsburg, where the rehearsal and reception were also ...

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Sadie Says… Warning signs and positive steps to take against fraudulent calls

Q: Last week I received a live phone call purporting to be from an adult grandchild saying “Hello, Grandma.” I do not have relatives who fit that description. Then came repeated phone calls from “the Microsoft Refund Department,” not to mention numerous robocalls telling anyone who ...

Sadie Says… Stay safe, shut off the phone

Q: Is it true that if someone is using a cell phone while driving, they drive like a driver who is drunk? A: Weaving, swerving, abrupt turns, tailgating — these are all signs of an intoxicate driver. But did you know that these are also signs of a person driving under the influence of a ...

The Meadow’s 1950s Cruise-In

Hot rods, antique and classic cars were parked in front of The Meadows recently at the Cruise-in. This year’s event featured more than 90 cars and all car show participants received goody bags and had the chance to win various door prizes. While there, The Warrensville Lions Club, Eat & ...

STEP’s 14 empowered resident summer graduates

This summer, 14 people became STEP Office of Aging’s latest graduates of the PEER (Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents) Program. Robert Norton, Gloria Munsell, Marie Patchen, Jane Eck, Janis Lowe, Nancy Koppel, Gail Chang, Carl Musser, John Thebus, Karen Fink and Glen Morgan, all from ...