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‘Home Country,’ Doc and Old Tom

It was strange, Doc thought. All these years. All these people. It still hurts. Old Tom had died around midnight, and Doc didn’t get more than an hour’s sleep since then. Just before he went, Tom reached out and gripped Doc’s hand and thanked him for everything. He was smiling when he ...

JVB February book review luncheon

John Piper Jr. will be the speaker at the upcoming Feb. 1 book review talk about “Entrepreneurial Families in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.” Lycoming has a rich history and has been a regional center since it was founded in 1795. On three occasions it achieved status as a national ...

Good Time 4-H pot pie stand and holiday party

MIFFLINBURG — The Good Time 4-H club held its annual pot pie stand at the recent Christkindl Market while the Union County Teen Council participated in the garbage duty. The stand sold 1,000 pounds of chicken pot pie and didn’t run out before the market closed. They also sold hot chocolate, ...

Photographer to present ‘Travel Through the Seasons’

Award-winning local photographer John Troisi returns to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., for the next multimedia presentation in his popular “Travel Through the Seasons” series. The following programs are scheduled at 7 p.m.: • Feb. 4, Oregon: Coastline and Forests • ...

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While not all bad ‘The Upside’ remains forgettable

Boasting an impressive cast made up of Kevin Hart (”Get Hard,” “Central Intelligence”), Bryan Cranston (”Breaking Bad,” “Argo”), and Nicole Kidman (”Lion,” “The Hours”) this movie was destined for success. Unfortunately, “The Upside” has a lot of downsides too. ...

Romantic ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ shines with simplicity

The torch has been passed. In the 1970’s, the famous black activist, James Baldwin, created a story focused on unbiased love that only a new set of hands could do justice. Barry Jenkins was the answer. The acclaimed director’s latest work is as warm as any film gets. Patient, poignant, and ...

‘A Dog’s Way Home’ gives viewers what they want to see

When I was five, my family acquired a friendly border collie named Spiffy. A few weeks later, we went on vacation, leaving Spiffy in the care of friends — and he ran off. Their property was several miles from ours, separated by a creek, a highway and a train track; and Spiffy, who had been ...

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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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City couple celebrates 25 years of marriage

Leslie and Witold Malek, of Williamsport, will celebrate their 25th anniversary on Jan. 29. They were married in 1994 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, South Williamsport. The former Leslie Silvagni is the daughter of Mary Ellen and the late Frank Silvagni Sr., of Williamsport. She graduated ...

The Pursell’s celebrate 50 years of marriage

Robert and Carol Pursell, of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 23, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Msgr. Edward T. Sullivan at the St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Williamsport. Carol Pursell is the daughter of the late Kathryn and Joseph Hertzog. She retired from ...

Mr., Mrs. Pauling to observe 50th anniversary

John and Louise Pauling, of Montgomery, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 4, 1969, by Rev. Raymond Colas assisted by Guy Rathmell at First Baptist Church of Elimsport. The former Louise Rathmell, is the daughter of the late G. Irvin and Amarindia Rathmell. ...

Mr., Mrs. Glace to observe 50th anniversary

Gary and Sharon Glace, of Williamsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 13, 1968, by Rev. John Pittenger at Wallace Run Methodist Church. The former Sharon Lee Pittenger is the daughter of Doris and the late Rev. John Pittenger. Sharon attended ...

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Montoursville native to wed in Ireland

Elizabeth Long and Brad Mathers, of Atlanta, Ga., have announced their engagement. They plan to having a wedding in spring of 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. Long is the daughter of Kevin Long, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Helen Long, of Johns Creek, Ga. She graduated from Marjory Stoman Douglas High ...

Linden couple announces plans for summer wedding

Kylie Kiess and Forrest Letterman, of Linden, have announced their engagement. They are planning a June 22 wedding to be held at Bloomingrove Dunkard Church in Cogan Station. Kiess is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Kiess, of Cogan Station. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in ...

Hanselman and McFadden plan a 2020 wedding

The engagement of Dolly Hanselman, 31, of Laurelton, and Bernard McFadden, 32, of Williamsport, has been accounced. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Betty Hanselman, of Hartleton, and Larry and Vicki Hanselman, of Middleburg. She is a 2005 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School and a 2012 ...

Phillips-Muthler

Announcement has been made for Breanne Phillips and Justin Muthler, of Shavertown, Pa. The couple will get married on July 20, 2019, at Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg. Breanne is the daughter of Dave and Diane Brink, of Muncy, and Terry and Judi Phillips, of Midlothian, Va. She ...

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Montoursville graduate gets married

Rebecca Ann Slanders and Caleb Lundy Huff, of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage on June 16, 2018. Rev. Paul Zywan officiated the ceremony at Saint Alexis Church in Wexford. A reception was held at Noah’s Event Venue in Cranberry Township, and a rehearsal dinner was held at Caliente Pizza ...

Jersey Shore native wed in Shelocta

Samantha Harmon and Tyler Kachelries, of Williamsport, Md., were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 2018. The ceremony and reception was held at Fairman Family Farms in Shelocta. The bride is the daughter of Glenn Harmon and the late Wendy Harmon, of Kittaning. She graduated from West ...

Kepner and Richards wed at winery

Amanda Nichole Kepner, of Loyalsock Township, and Stephen William Richards, of Marion, N.Y., were united in marriage on Dec. 22. The ceremony was held at Fero Winery and Vineyards in Lewisburg. A reception was held at The Pennsylvania Chophouse in Muncy. The bride is the daughter of Anthony ...

Brelsford-Gottschall

Nicki S. Brelsford and Scott C. Gottschall, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, 2018. The Rev. Richard Barner officiated the ceremony at Bethel United Methodist Church, Montoursville. The bride is the daughter of Robert Brelsford, of Williamsport, and the late ...

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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 ...