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Laurel Festival to crown queen Saturday night in Wellsboro

Every year in mid-June the community of Wellsboro celebrates the blooming of Pennsylvania’s state flower with the annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival. The week-long event includes a juried arts and crafts fair, concerts, the traditional two-hour Laurel Festival Parade and queens ...

Family plans reunion at Montgomery Park

The family of Leslie and Verda (Isbell) Aderhold will hold its 50th family reunion June 13 at Montgomery Park. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., and guests should bring a dish and drinks to share. Meat and table service will be provided, and there will be games and prizes for this ...

Group sponsors summer children’s programs

This summer there will be three children focused events sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Society and underwritten with a grant from the Clinton County Community Foundation. • The first program is “History Time Henry,” an interactive adventure for children age 7 and up, at ...

Organizers ‘hit the ground running’ to bring Laurel Festival back

After being canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns, the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival in Wellsboro is coming back to its former glory starting June 12. Named for the state flower, the mountain laurel, the Laurel Festival will be celebrating its 79th year in operation. The Laurel ...

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Textile show coming to Muncy in July

Muncy once again will be the setting for the Muncy Historical Society’s annual Textile Show on July 9 and 10. Visitors will have the opportunity to view antique, vintage, and contemporary quilts at the Textile Show in the Celebration Centre and Living Water Cafe, at the show’s location, ...

Museum program explains traditional egg-decorating technique

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host a program at 2 p.m., June 20 featuring Catheal Weiser, an artist and good friend of the museum. According to a news release, Weiser will talk about the time-honoured craft of Pysanky, based on the traditional ...

‘Blue Miracle’ skillful in employing tried-and-true underdog tropes

There’s a reason studios keep cranking out sports-underdog films loosely based on a true story: It’s because they work. Go ahead and list some titles: “Cinderella Man,” “Invincible,” “Miracle,” “A Perfect Game,” “Glory Days,” “Invictus,” “Cool Runnings,” “A ...

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Asian seasonings: Simplifying salmon

Seafood starts out simple. It cooks fast and typically neither requires nor is improved by elaborate seasoning. But getting the flavors and texture right does require some thought. Happily, we had a world of options from which to draw inspiration. For this recipe from our book ...

Anthony Bourdain doc ‘an act of therapy’ for an acute loss

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaker Morgan Neville began making a documentary on Anthony Bourdain, the late chef and globe-trotting television host, one of the first things he did was comb through every song Bourdain had ever referenced. He came up with a playlist 18½ hours long and called it ...

The Recipe Gals: Sweet and savory treats for summer

Summer is just around the corner and strawberries are coming into season. I have a strawberry dessert that will tickle your taste buds, as well as a mouth watering snack for movie night. Lemon and Strawberry Sundaes Cake: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup ...

A fruity sprinkle surprise

CULINARY.NET — To kids, birthday parties are a big deal and only happen once a year. From the decorations to their friends and all the sweet, delicious treats to devour, it can be an overwhelming amount of excitement and awe. They receive gifts, get to have fun with their friends and ...

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Area couple celebrates 70 years

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bower will be observing their 70th wedding anniversary on June 16. They were married at St. Boniface Church by the Rev. Leo J. Post. Mrs. Bower is the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Ging. She retired from Dice Drug in 1993. Mr. Bower is the son of the late Edgar and ...

Liberty husband, wife to enjoy anniversary

Harold and Marjorie (Bowen) Brown, of Liberty, will celebrate their 65th anniversary on June 17. They met showing their Holsteins and Guernseys at county 4-H shows. They were married at Welsh Settlement Congregational Church by Pastor Gerald Moorhead on June 17,1956. They are members of Salem ...

65 years to be celebrated by family

Don and Connie Bastian celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2021. They were married on June 1, 1956, at the bride’s parents’ home in South Williamsport. They have three children: Debbie, Dawn and Bob; five grandchildren, Amanda, Stephanie, Samantha, Samantha Dawn and ...

Couple celebrates 35 years

Bob and Pam (Sherosick) Rolley of the Swissdale area celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, May 24, 2021. They were married by the Rev. John Kisalicka, Pam’s cousin, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville on May 24, 1986. A Montoursville native, Pam is the ...

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Fall wedding planned for area couple

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Faith Elizabeth Upright, Montoursville, to Billy Solt, Lewistown. Faith is the daughter of Mark and Sharon Upright of Montoursville. She is a 2016 homeschool graduate, receiving her diploma from the Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation ...

Montoursville couple to take the plunge

Ms. Mary L. Robinson of Williamsport and Mr. Herschel A. Robinson of Avis would like to announce the engagement of their beautiful daughter, Charlie Maxine, to Matthew J. McGuriman, son of Joseph and Patricia McGuriman of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Charlie is a 2009 graduate of Jersey Shore High ...

Keller, Casne plan Pittsburgh wedding

Alek Keller and Sarah Casne, of Pittsburgh, are excited to announce their engagement. The two plan to marry in October 2021 in the Pittsburgh area. Alek is the son of Joseph and Joanita Keller of South Williamsport. Alek is a 2012 graduate of South Williamsport Area High School. He received a ...

South Williamsporter announces engagement

Jillian Jackson and Justin Ruiz, both of Charlotte, North Carolina are pleased to announce their engagement. The couple will be married on July 10, at Messiah Lutheran Church with a reception to follow at the Williamsport Country Club. Jillian is the daughter of Michele Jackson of ...

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Couple married in November

Auriel Cassandra Vesic and Christopher Michael Ciccarelli, both of Somerset, Pennsylvania, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on November 21, 2020. They were married by Father Thomas J. Lewandowski, at St. Vincent Basilica. A reception was held at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn Reception Hall and a ...

2 wed in Asheville

Lyndsay Hocker and Tim Fay were united in marriage at 11:30 a.m. on October 18, 2020 in Asheville, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hocker of Montoursville. She graduated from Montoursville High School in 2009, and received her MBA at Duquesne University in ...

Montoursville couple marries in Virginia

The pandemic could not keep two Montoursville High School sweethearts from getting married. Kimberly Foster and Isaac Davis were married in an intimate ceremony in a Lynchburg, Virginia park on May 9, 2020. Kimberly Nicole Foster, Lynchburg, Virginia is the daughter of Jamie and Rhonda ...

Couple marries in Athens

A beautiful boho wedding took place on the bride’s birthday when Carmen Alexandra Dutra and Dale Everett Upright pledged their love and lives to one another at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021. They were married by the Rev. Chris Gray at Greater Valley Assembly of God, Athens, Pennsylvania, ...

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Celebrating 71 years of marriage at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center

“I still love him,” says Jackie Poplaski of her husband, Louis, of 71 years with a smile. The pair reside at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center in Montoursville and recently reflected on their years together. Louis was fresh out of the Army, after serving during World War II, when he ...

Sadie Says-Frequently Asked Questions About Older Adult Issues

Q.. Our grandchildren will be spending a lot of time at our new swimming pool, and although I am excited to have them over, I am also concerned about their swimming safety. What can I do to prevent a drowning? A. Knowing and practicing swimming safety steps save lives. For many of us ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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New Roesen Still Life at Taber Museum

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society in Williamsport is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of a 19th century Severin Roesen painting, which has been loaned by Bobby Maguire in honor of his parents Jim & Shirley Maguire. It is Maguire’s intention ...

Boating on the West Branch

Summer fun on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River can take many forms and boating life is the one activity delivering so many possibilities. Want to fish, swim, water-ski, kayak, have a cookout or sleep along the banks at a river lot? You’re in the right place! How fortunate to live ...

Celebrating First Friday’s 20th Anniversary

First Friday celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer and plans are underway to celebrate with the community. The arts event has been credited with helping to revive Williamsport’s downtown and foster local artists. “This open access to the arts and the energy this event brought to our ...

Barbecue in the West Branch region

Some say good barbecue can only be found in the South. But they would be wrong. You don’t have to go far to find delicious, mouth-watering, slow-roasted meat in north central Pennsylvania. Summer is the perfect time to grab barbecue fare for a creekside, poolside, riverside or traveling ...