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JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library, along with the five other libraries of thee Lycoming County Library System, will again participate in the national summer reading program starting in June. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World,” and wouldn’t it be wonderful if every child ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club May 22 — Kay Dando and Sally Manning, 51; Ann Day and Judy Stein, 50; Mary Ann Churba and Ann Collins, 47.5; Lisa Goin and Sarabelle Leutner, 47; Don Dascher and Marge ...

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 at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Reunion notices not received in time will be published the following week. Information may be ...

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 ...

O’Reilly’s next book is ‘Killing England,’ coming Sept. 19

NEW YORK — Bill O’Reilly’s next book, and the first announced since his ouster from Fox News in April, brings his multimillion-selling “Killing” historical series to the Revolutionary War era. “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence” will be published ...

Review: David Sedaris wants you to read his diaries

Long before Facebook was a gleam in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye or the president of the United States became the world’s most powerful tweeter, David Sedaris was recording his day-to-day life the old-school way — in diaries. Randomly open to any page of “Theft by Finding: Diaries ...

Collection of Jack Reacher short stories is a fun read

Do you recall that famous line from the “Forrest Gump” film? “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ ” That might be true, except when it comes to Jack Reacher. With Reacher, life might be a box of chocolates, but you are ...

Salmon on the grill gets tasty with miso and lime juice

Salmon season has arrived, and the markets are brimming with gorgeous wild varieties like King Salmon and Coho, which are perfect for grilling, poaching or even simply cooking in a lightly-oiled pan. With summer here, fire up the barbecue and master the grilled salmon — it’s an incredibly ...

The next book by Matt de la Pena is a ‘Love’ story

NEW YORK (AP) — The next book by prize-winning children’s author Matt de la Pena is a “Love” story. De la Pena and illustrator Loren Long are collaborating on a picture book called “Love,” Penguin Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The book is scheduled for Jan. ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “No Middle Name” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. “16th Seduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 4. “Same Beach, Next Year” by Dorothea Benton Frank (Morrow) 5. “Testimony” by ...

Packwood House Museum announces summer children’s programs

LEWISBURG — Packwood House Museum has announced its 2017 Summer Programs for Kids. Each session will be held from 10:30 a.m. until approximately noon on Tuesday mornings from June 13 through Aug. 15 at the museum’s Tour Center, 15 N. Water St. All programs are free, but space is limited so ...

Expectations Women’s Center raises $8,945 at golf tournament

MILTON — Expectations Women’s Center raised $8,945 at its fourth annual golf tournament on May 12, at Wynding Brook Golf Club. All proceeds from the event will provide financial support to both of Expectations Women’s Center’s locations in Lewisburg and Williamsport, so it can ...

A Word, Please: The apostrophe vigilante

He walks softly and carries a big stick. He uses it to make marks that look like little sticks. He prowls the streets at night, terrorizing shopkeepers and sign makers alike. But I’m betting regular readers of this column will like him. The town of Bristol in the United Kingdom has its ...

Sen. Yaw Announces $25,000 in Cultural, Historical Support Grants

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) today awarded over $25,000 in grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). This is the fifth ...

Home Country: Saturday morning sale

Steve waited until all the horses went through the sale Saturday morning (I mean, you never can tell when the world’s perfect horse will be sold for a buck and a half, which was about what he was carrying). Then, when they started on the cull cows, he looked at his companions questioningly, ...

Lycoming County SPCA turns 125

Remarkable achievement. These two words express a milestone for the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as the organization celebrates its 125th anniversary of promoting animal welfare and care for animals in Lycoming County and surrounding areas. Several ...

Creature comforts

The sense of smell, called “olfaction,” is a primal, rudimentary function of life that helps all animals in more ways than we dull humans may realize. The olfactory center is considered one of the most primitive areas of the brain, and is present in all vertebrates. And yes, while ...

Veggin’ out

It’s been a little while since I’ve focused a column on breakfast, and I love breakfast foods, so let’s talk about the morning meal for this month’s column. Breakfast isn’t the easiest for the vegan, since it mainly is for egg and meat lovers, but there are lots of options for ...

Lifestyle briefs

Various dates • Susquehanna Valley CASA is seeking volunteers in Lycoming, Union, Snyder and North­umberland counties. CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system and to aid in ensuring each child thrives in a safe, nurturing and permanent ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library will continue its popular summer concert series with four musical performances planned from June through August in the Moltz Rotunda Reading Room. The first performance will be Stained Grass Window from 6-7 p.m. on Friday. Stained Grass Window is a five-piece ...