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today • PENNSDALE — The Junior League of Williamsport and Safe Kids Lycoming will host a burger burn and car seat check from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 611 Lycoming Mall Circle. Those interested also may deliver a convertible car seat to McCormick Law Firm, 825 W. Fourth St.; ...

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 ...

A Word, Please: Recur or reoccur?

“Are ‘recur’ and ‘reoccur’ both correct, and do they mean the same thing?” A simple question from reader Lloyd, and a good one. But like most grammar and usage questions, the answer isn’t quite so simple. Whenever someone asks me to delineate between two similar words, or two ...

Home Country: After the divorce

My first wife came from a ranching family ‘way back up in the hills of California and had a cousin, Ted, who was a hounddog man. I talked my way into hunting with him, of course. All went well until we were on the way home and a badger ran across the road and dove into a large culvert ...

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

NEW YORK — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like “Liv and Maddie,” “Jessie” and “The Lodge” on her laptop, iPad and phone. “Sometimes I watch TV in the car,” she said. “I ...

Simple tapioca pearls dress up breakfast and beyond

Tapioca pearls taste like nothing by themselves, but when combined with cumin seeds, green chilies, grated coconut, roasted peanuts and lime juice in sabudana khichdi, they take on a new life for breakfast and beyond. The small white beads are hard in their dry form but become soft and ...

The emerging science of ‘bromosexual’ friendships

For a long time, friendships between gay men and straight men — what some now call “bromosexual” friendships — were uncommon. Homophobia was likely one reason; another was that straight men probably assumed they didn’t have much in common with gay men. But lately, “bromosexual” ...

Lock Haven professor and author to hold book signing at Otto’s

LOCK HAVEN — As part of Williamsport’s First Friday event, Marjorie Maddox Hafer will sign books at Otto Bookstore, 107 W. Fourth St., from 6-8 p.m. May 5. This year the poet, fiction writer and children’s author has published five new books. Maddox is a professor of English and ...

North Central Sight Services Inc. holds annual celebration

For more than 30 years, North Central Sight Services Inc. (NCSS) has honored its associates, community supporters, volunteers and donors at its annual celebration. One of the highlights of this year’s event was a donation of $2,234 from the Loyalsock Township High School National Honor ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Black Book” by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown) 2. “All By Myself, Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 3. “The Chosen” by J.R. Ward (Ballantine) 4. “The Lost Order” by Steve Berry (St. Martin’s Press) 5. ...

Relay For Life announces Power In Purple candidates

A community staple for more than 25 years, the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events have brought people together from across the globe to raise money in support of the society’s goal of saving more lives from cancer. In Williamsport and surrounding communities this month, area ...

Animal Care Sanctuary participates in ‘Share The Love’ campaign

Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) recently was a participant in the Share The Love program with Cole and Burd Subaru. Each December, Subaru supports not for profits with customers choosing the organization to receive a $300 gift when they buy a new Subaru. This year, Cole and Burd raised $5,470 ...

American Legion commanders honored at testimonial dinner

Members of the 16th District of the Department of Pennsylvania American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) were among American Legion family members who attended a Central Section testimonial dinner honoring the National American Legion commander, Charles E. Schmidt, of Oregon, and the ...

Boy Scouts hold annual dinner

The annual dinner and awards recognition ceremony for 2016 was held April 2 at Woolrich Community United Methodist Church for Susquehanna Council’s Bald Eagle District, representing all Boy Scout units in Clinton and Lycoming counties. Youth Leadership Awards recipients were Dakota ...

Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

PORTLAND, Maine — Record stores have not only survived the onslaught of pirated music, digital downloads and online streaming services. They’re now growing in numbers. Several hundred indie music retailers have opened in the past five years in the U.S. thanks largely to the resurgence of ...

Ask Chef Hosch and Ann

Q: Salt … what is the difference between all the varieties out there? Are there some that are healthier for us to use? A: There does seem to be an abundance of salt out there lately so I understand the confusion about the types and the reason for them all. You might see more of a craze with ...

Megan Does Makeup

Blooming flowers, seasonal allergies and stinging wasps can only mean that spring has finally arrived. With the temperatures rising, it is nice to create fresh looks with less makeup. Using fewer products means there is less to sweat off when you drive in your car that does not have air ...

Creature Comforts

Dear Walter, I didn’t feel like eating today and I’m kinda tired, but otherwise, I feel OK. My owner keeps waking me up to feel my nose — and freaking out because she says it’s warm and dry. What is the deal with that? — Warm and Dry and Sleep-Deprived Dear W. D. & S. D., The ...

Area Bridge Club results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club April 3 — Gene Waltz and Judy Stein, 73; Craig Netzley and Marty Hodrick, 70; Marge Winder and Don Dascher, 65; David Winters and Ann Day, 63; Eddie Bissell and Mary Ann ...

JVB Check It Out

Tai chi is known as one of the most effective exercises for physical and mental well-being. Practiced throughout the world for its many health benefits, tai chi strengthens and mobilizes joints and muscles, improving physical fitness and mental relaxation. To help older adults improve their ...