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‘Finding forever’

Life may be short, but it is sweet for some. Just ask Charlotte, a 11-month-old female black domestic shorthair/mix at the Lycoming County SPCA. Charlotte was blessed to grow up with a great mom. Her mother was an outside cat when Charlotte and her three brothers were born, Charles, Joey and ...

JVB partners with Hoopla for free access to movies, music, books

The James V. Brown Library has announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital at hoopladigital.com. James V. Brown Library card ...

Dear Annie… Concerned for elderly

Dear Annie: I am so concerned for my elderly loved ones during this pandemic, my father in particular. He’s 89 and lives in a retirement community. As of today, they’re still allowing them to go to the dining hall. They’ve reduced the number of tables and seating by half so that everyone ...

Creature Comforts: Keeping your distance with close-talkers

We all know a few people in our lives who tend to stand a bit too near, bursting our invisible bubble — invading our comfort zone of personal space when talking to us. We tend to take a step backward, feeling for the doorknob behind us, looking for excuses to escape when these folks strike up ...

Advice and tips to keep your furever family safe

Furry family members provide comfort and love during times of discomfort and joy and laughter on a daily basis. But what happens to pet owners’ interactions with their companions if they were to get COVID-19? Area veterinarians and groomers weigh in on the situation at hand to provide insight ...

RiverWoods celebrates 100th birthday

LEWISBURG — RiverWoods resident Betty Reed will celebrate her 100th birthday today, March 29, 2020. Reed was widowed at a young age, after having three children. She attended Kent State University to pursue a teaching degree and became a math teacher after graduation. She taught math at ...

Local Wise Traveler makes ‘herstory’

March is Women’s History Month and instead of talking about a random special lady, I want to talk about a woman who volunteered her time and resources. Did you know the YWCA had a program called Wise Traveler? While there was a committee who worked to plan these trips, we want to remember ...

Find your place at the James V. Brown Library

The James V. Brown Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise. April 19 to 25 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians ...

Dear Annie… Friendship slipping away

Dear Annie: I was lucky enough to make several wonderful friends in college a decade ago, and a number of them are still in my life. A kindred spirit amongst them moved to the same city as I did after we graduated, and we conquered and failed our way through the many obstacles of our early ...

Dr. June E. Baskin

A lifelong resident of South Williamsport, June E. Baskin (1921 — 2007) was a talented artist, a revered educator and left a lasting impact in the community. Established in 1986, a gallery bears Baskin’s name and features student art at the Williamsport Area School District Service ...

City couple’s grandson achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Grandson of William and Ruth Correll, of Williamsport, Alexander W. Correll, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Bill and Joyce Correll, all of Mount Airy, Maryland. His Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Feb. 23 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Mount Airy. Bill, ...

Connect with your library online

There are so many ways to connect with people and organizations now, and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is no exception. The library’s website, jvbrown.edu, is the place to go to access the catalog, see what programming is taking place, read about new activities and services ...

Book drop-off day

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are seeking donations of books for all age levels, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs to support fundraising activities. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to noon March 28. The Friends ask that donations not include textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or ...

Dear Annie… Waiting to share his heart

Dear Annie: I’m a 31-year-old man, and I believe I’m in love with my friend. It’s been a year now that I’ve been feeling this way about her, but I haven’t expressed my feelings. At first, the reason was that she was in a relationship with a man for a long time. I never made a move ...

Watsontown leapster turns 23

WATSONTOWN — Ninety-two-year-old Shirley Lorah will happily tell you she is actually 23 years old. Born and raised in Watsontown, not far from where she still resides with her husband of 69 years, Dick, and two cats, Shirley is one the few people who can call Feb. 29th their birthday. This ...

River Valley YMCA partners with Special Olympics PA

The River Valley Regional YMCA and Special Olympics Pennsylvania are partnering together to increase fitness and training opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities effective today, March 1. The partnership will connect athletes with six YMCA facilities in Williamsport, Muncy, ...

Ask Walter… Drinking problems

Dear Walter: I have a drinking problem. Lately, I can’t seem to get enough to drink. I’m sooo thirsty! My people keep refilling my water dish, but are starting to notice. Frankly, I’m not feeling like myself. I’ve always done my business outside, but now, I’m having trouble holding ...

SPCA has a joyful reunion

It was around twilight when Ethel arrived at the Lycoming County SPCA one cold January night. Her owner had recently become homeless and he and Ethel had been living in his car. But now, with the depths of winter descending on Pennsylvania, he felt that it was too cold for Ethel to remain with ...

Historian to speak at Ewing Lecture Series

Medieval historian William Chester Jordan, of Princeton University, will speak at this year’s annual Ewing Lecture Series. His talk, entitled “The Harvest Indeed is Great, but the Labourers are Few: Strangers in the Medieval Countryside” will be at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in the Trogner ...

Lycoming professor explores state, American independence at Taber

Christopher Pearl, of Lycoming College, will hold a lecture at 10 a.m. March 12 at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historial Society, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, related to this year’s theme of Made in Pennsylvania. This is the first lecture of the Taber’s 2020 ...