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Unsung Hero Award accepting nominees

The Unsung Hero Award, a new award to be presented by the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance at its 63rd annual Brotherhood Banquet, is seeking nominations of individuals in the community that make a dramatic impact and live a life of service to others without compensation or expecting ...

Welcome to the World of Comics, ComicCon

How does a comic book, graphic novel or manga get published? What does a publisher look for in the books they choose? How does a book become a movie, animation, series or a game? “Welcome to the World of Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga and ComicCon,” presented by John Shableski, from 6 to 7 ...

Raise awareness about healthy relationships

February was designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, or TDVAM for short, in 2013 by Presidential Proclamation and has since brought teens and other community members together to raise awareness over the important topic. According to loveisrespect.org, the valuable resource to ...

Library receives grant to digitize microfilm

The James V. Brown Library was the recipient of $169,000 in grant funding from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The funds will be used to digitize the library’s local newspaper microfilm collection of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and its predecessors, the Grit, and ...

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WSO to perform ‘Heroes and Heroines’ show at CAC

If you love movies and the music scores that help them evoke emotion, you’re in luck! The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra is set to host its “Heroes and Heroines: A Movie Night” performance at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth St. The night will feature ...

‘The Call of the Wild’ is thoroughly entertaining despite CGI

With “The Call of the Wild,” I had one big surprise and one major disappointment. My let-down was that the film does not use actual dogs; it’s all done with computer animation! But I was impressed that this enjoyable new version retains the book’s ending. Published to wide acclaim ...

CTL schedules auditions for upcoming farce

“It Runs In The Family” triggered hearty peals of laughter the first time it was presented by CTL, so maybe it’s time to “run with it” again. The Community Theatre League will hold open auditions for “It Runs In The Family” at 7 p.m. on March 1-2 at the downtown theatre, 100 West ...

Soup and a Bowl fundraiser to feature many area potters

According to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, one in every 10 area residents struggles to keep food on their table. That’s why the organization began its annual Soup and a Bowl fundraiser more than two decades ago — to serve as a reminder of the many unfilled bowls within our ...

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‘Easy week night dinners’ the family will love

Here are quick and easy week night meals for the family from barbecue meatloaf muffins to hoisin pork with rice noodles or roasted chicken, butternut squash and guacamole rice bowls. For dessert, try making dark chocolate brownies with a secret healthy twist! To enjoy a low-carb meal, serve ...

Facchini, acclaimed in U.S. and Italy, to lead Visiting Chef dinner

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual Visiting Chef dinner will feature Chef Fabrizio Facchini, who has gained acclaim in both Italy and the United States, is set for April 3. During his three-day stay on campus, Facchini will speak in Penn College hospitality classes and work ...

‘The vegetable for all seasons, the beet’

I should have been a weatherman. Despite the fact that I love cooking and have never been all that good at science (just ask my fifth-grade teacher after I argued with her that water was made of hydrogen and carbon, not oxygen), I should have been a weatherman. It’s the only job in the world ...

Winter squash provides variety and nutrients

Winter squash is different than summer squash. There are many varieties of winter squash grown in Pennsylvania such as acorn, butternut, delicata, Hubbard and spaghetti. Pumpkins are also considered a winter squash. Winter squash is harvested and eaten at the mature stage and this is when the ...

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Liberty couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Marlin and Diane Plank, of Liberty, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 14, 2020. They were married by the Rev. Kenneth Shirey at Quiggleville United Methodist Church in Cogan Station. They are members of Steam Valley Bible Church in Trout Run. Marlin is the son of the late Lawrence and ...

City couple honors 65th anniversary

Samuel and Dolly Yoder, of Williamsport, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27. They were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, by Rev. Leonard Gajewcki in 1954. The former Dolly Ann Brownson, of Howard, is the daughter of the late Edith Brownson. She retired ...

Muncy natives celebrate 67th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dio Vandine observed their 67th anniversary on Feb. 7, 2020. They were married by the Rev. Clay Reed at the Moreland Community Church, Muncy. They have been members of the Hughesville Friends Church for 61 years. Mrs. Vandine, a native of Muncy, is the daughter of the late Claire ...

City couple celebrates 65th anniversary

Chester and Dolly Maneval, of Williamsport, observed their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30, 2020. They were married by Rev. Benjamin Heiser at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Williamsport. Dolly Maneval is the daughter of the late Francis and Evelyn Maneval. She graduated from ...

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Jersey Shore grads plan a fall wedding

Joshua and Heather Engle, of Linden, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madalyn Engle, to Travis Eiswerth, the son of Douglas and Karen Eiswerth, of Williamsport. Madalyn is a 2015 graduate of Jersey Shore Area High School and received an associate degree in occupational ...

Muncy couple plan wedding at brewery

Nicholas Camburn and Lindsey Sanders, of Muncy, are planning a wedding to be held Oct. 10, 2020, at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg. Lindsey is the daughter of Dave and Denise Sanders, of Williamsport. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2009. She is a stay-at-home ...

Couple plans an October wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Sholder, of Jersey Shore, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Calley Sholder, to Andrew Tobojka, son of Robert and Debora Tobojka of Assonet, Massachusetts. Calley graduated cum laude of Johnson and Wales and is the owner of The Topiary Cake Design in ...

City native plans a 2021 spring wedding

Margaret Benshaw, of Williamsport, and Benjamin Heemstra, of Severna Park, Maryland, have announced their engagement. They are planning a spring 2021 wedding. Margaret is the daughter of Timothy and Barbara Benshaw, of Williamsport. She graduated from Lycoming College in 2011 with a bachelor ...

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City newlyweds married at vineyard

Kristen Marie and Douglas Raymond Overdorf, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 2019. They were married by Pastor Ronald Savits, at Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Sunbury, where the rehearsal and reception were also held. The former Kristen Marie Hess is the daughter of ...

Covington newlyweds plan 2020 honeymoon

Samantha Jane Reed, daughter of Michael and Constance Reed, of Westfield, former city residents, and Brett James Weiskopff, son of Matthew and Cindy Weiskopff, of Covington, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2019, at the Covington Church of Christ, Covington. The groom’s aunt, ...

City native weds at art museum

Terri Lynn Shadle and Andrew Scott Bale, of Harrisburg, were married at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2019, at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. The wedding was officiated by Paul Keller, brother-in-law of the bride. A reception was held at the Mill Works in Harrisburg. The bride is the ...

City native wedded at Union Station

Nicole Anastasia Salaber, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Dr. Francis Campana Lovecchio, of Williamsport, were married at 6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019, by Judge Marc F. Lovecchio in Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri. The couple had a rehearsal at the Malt House Cellar, St. Louis, Missouri. The reception ...

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Liberty Manor to hold memory screening

MUNCY — A memory screening is a simple and safe evaluation tool that checks memory and other thinking skills. It can indicate whether an additional check up by a qualified healthcare professional is needed. Liberty Manor, 169 Ashler Manor Drive, will be hold a memory screening from 10 a.m. ...

Sadie Says… Signs video games may have a negative impact

Q: I’m worried that my grandchildren spend a lot of time playing video games. How do I know when it becomes a real problem? A: Your concern is understandable. Video and computer games have become a big part of many kids’ lives, especially for boys. Youth report that it’s one of the ...

Sadie Says… Keeping children safe, using safety seats

Q. Is it true child safety seats should not be used as cribs? A. Did you know safety seats are safest when they are used as safety seats? Babies should not sleep in safety seats when not traveling. In a recent study of deaths associated with sitting and carrying devices for infants, almost ...

City native celebrates birthday with family, friends

Celebrating resident Jeanne Shuman’s 100th birthday, family and friends of the Presbyterian Home in Williamsport honored Jeanne for this milestone on Jan. 5. Born on Jan. 1, 1920, in Washingtonville, Pa., to the late Ralph and Sue Sidel, Jeanne is the middle child of seven children with ...

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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 ...