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Getting ‘A Leg Up’

Wendy J. Reber, of Wellsboro, found her voice while healing from disc surgery on her neck. From January 2016 to Halloween of that same year, she wrote three novels, loosely based on her own transformative life experiences and all-too-common women’s issues. As it happens with most writers, ...

Megan Does Makeup

Most people who have been doing makeup for years have their own tricks for creating their perfect look. I have been slathering makeup on my face since I was in seventh grade, so I have learned a thing or two about makeup application. These tricks will help improve makeup application and a ...

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Kasey and Kevin Coolidge stand outside of their bookstore, From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro. The Coolidges are running a contest for someone to “win” their store.

Booklovers have a chance to ‘win’ their own bookstore

WELLSBORO — After many years of running a successful bookstore in Wellsboro, a local couple is ready to move on to new pursuits. But they’re not selling their bookstore using a traditional method — they are offering one person the chance to “win” the bookstore. Kevin and Kasey ...

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Shown are grilled peaches. Grilling causes the natural sugars in fruit to caramelize, which creates an interesting smoky flavor.

Ask Chef Hosch and Ann

Let’s face it, when it gets hot and sticky in the summer heat, we tend to eat less or simply go for a salad, readymade snacks or fresh fruit. Though these seem to ease the hunger, they not always are the healthiest ways to avoid cooking when it’s too hot to turn on the oven or stove. ...

Upcoming reunions

Reunion notices are published as a one-time courtesy at no charge in the Sunday Lifestyle section. Information must be received in writing by the Lifestyle Department at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Reunion notices not received in time will be published the ...

Hope Enterprises Inc. announces new board chair and officers

At its June 29 meeting, the board of directors of Hope Enterprises Inc. elected a new chairman and slate of officers to two-year terms, effective July 1. The board also welcomed two new members and recognized outgoing members for their service to the organization. Jerry L. Wertz, a member of ...

JVB Check It Out

Where did those beautiful plants in your backyard originate? Join Richard Hill of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as he discusses the forest impact of invasive plant species at 6 p.m. July 24 at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. During the program, Hill will ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • The Alternatives to Violence Project will host an experiential workshop in personal growth and creative conflict resolution from 1-6 p.m. at City Alliance Church, 380 W. Fourth St. A team of facilitators will lead interactive exercises. One-on-one sharing, cooperative small group ...

A listing of daily and weekly support groups

Various times North Central Sight Services offers a variety of support groups throughout the month for visually impaired residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties. For more information, call Lori Love at 570-323-9401 ext. 123. HAVEN of Tioga County offers free and confidential services for ...

Home Country

Billy had to get his chores done early. It was the heat, of course. Now that it’s summer, he no longer has to escort the kids across the street while Martin holds the sign. No kids at the crosswalk for a couple of weeks now. So Billy, being the official town dog, was still kind of feeling ...

Area Bridge Club results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club July 3 — Michael Todd and Pat Todd, 69; Craig Netzley and Marty Hodrick, 58.5; Don Dascher and Marge Winder, 58; Mary Ann Churba and Ann Collins, 56; David Winters and ...

This cover image released by Harper shows "Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee," by Wayne Flynt. (Harper via AP)

A revealing look at a beloved, mysterious writer

“Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee” (Harper), by Wayne Flynt Nelle Harper Lee wrote a novel published in the early 1960s. Her next novel was published more than 50 years later. She had no use for email, Facebook and Twitter (which she considered as ways of invading ...

Literary bed and breakfast celebrates 30-year anniversary

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — What do a group of New York City police officers, teachers and librarians looking to immerse themselves in literary history, and a motorcycle crew have in common? They have all stayed at The Old Mystic Inn. They have slept in the canopy beds, stepped across the braided ...

Boutique owner reunites vintage wedding dress with bride

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A vintage wedding dress was almost turned into satin handkerchiefs had it not been for Jeannie Williams’ curiosity to find the bride who wore the 71-year-old gown. It began when Williams’ friend, Sue Chessor of Sikeston, recently brought a wedding dress to Williams ...

Thomas T. Taber Museum to hold Society Program and Summer History Day Camp

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will host a Society Program at 2 p.m. today in its Community Room. Guest lecturer Dr. Wilson Ferguson will present “Celestia: God’s Village in Sullivan County.” The program is free and open to the ...

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Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Murder Games” by Patterson/Roughan (Little, Brown) 3. “Use of Force” by Brad Thor (Atria) 4. “The Duchess” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 5. “Seven Stones to Stand or Fall” by Diana Gabaldon ...

Penn College’s Madigan Library quickly advances in ‘Star’ program

As a participant in the state’s PA Forward program, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library has reached — and transcended — Bronze Level status to earn the first of five Silver Stars on the basis of a recent professional-development event. The three-tiered PA Forward ...

‘Hawaii Five-0’ cast departures highlight racial wage gap in TV

When “Hawaii Five-0” returns to CBS this fall, it’ll be short two original cast members. Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, who starred on the 2010 reboot for seven seasons, left the show last weekend amid rumors of unsuccessful salary negotiations with the network. Variety reported last ...

Montgomery Library hires new director

The Montgomery Area Public Library hired Nicole C. Loffredo as the new director of the library in the beginning of June. She succeeded Susan Thomas, who retired after holding the position since 1997. “I’m from the Jersey Shore area,” Loffredo said. “I went to Clarion University and ...

Creature comforts

(EDITORS NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series of Creature Comfort columns. Part two will be published on July 23.) During my stint working at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, (a wonderful place to visit, and getting better all the time) I learned quite a bit about snakes and their other ...