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James V. Brown Library Book Review Luncheon for April

At the April 7 Friends of James V. Brown Library Book Review Luncheon, Dr. Caroline Payne will Review Julia Alvarez’s book In the Time of Butterflies. It is a novel based on the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who were murdered in 1960 during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship in ...

American Subcontractors Association wins Chapter of the Year Award

The American Subcontractors Association has named ASA of Central Pennsylvania its Chapter of the Year (under 50 members). ASA of Central Pennsylvania Executive Director Loni Warholic accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. The Chapter of the Year is presented to an ASA chapter that ...

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 ...

Garage a mess? Tips for tackling a daunting job

Garages have a way of going from deep storage to cluttered chaos. Clearing out the flotsam and organizing what remains can be daunting or downright overwhelming. But with careful planning and a specific game plan, most garages can be organized in a day or a weekend, experts say. And if the ...

Cooking on deadline

Quite often, I think a simple Greek salad is perfect as is, no adornments needed. But you may notice that in many eateries, from diners to higher-end restaurants, you often get a choice of added protein, usually chicken, shrimp or steak. And it’s true, that extra protein does make a salad ...

Locks for LIVESTRONG: YMCA holds hair donation event

The River Valley Regional YMCA recently held the event, Locks for LIVESTRONG. People were asked to donate their hair as a fundraiser for the program, which helps local cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being. Those donating their hair were asked to collect pledges from family and ...

BB&T donates $1,000 to Brown Library through EITC program

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., received a $1,000 donation from BB&T, 460 Market St., as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The EITC program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides tax credits to ...

Lions celebrate member’s 100th birthday and 71st year of service

The March 21 meeting of the Williamsport Lions Club was held at the Williamsport Home Apartment’s social meeting room and celebrated the 100th birthday of member William “Bill” A. Gehron. In addition to his 100th birthday celebration, members presented Gehron with a One Diamond ...

Home Country

When the young woman walked into the Mule Barn truck stop alone, it caused a few heads to turn. Not only was she very pretty, but she was alone, and that seldom happens in the Barn. Young women usually either come in as part of a family, or they are escorted by a young man. “Now she’s a ...

Review: Heston bio returns star of ‘Ben-Hur’ to epic stature

Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an Academy Award for “Ben-Hur” (1959), in which he played a man twice saved by Christ. Heston had felt ...

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Saint John’s School of the Arts to hold Introduction to Bonsai class St. John’s School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St., will hold an introduction to Bonsai class from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 6 to May 4. Jason Paulhamus, owner of Bug Eaters and Stony Gap Bonsai, will teach the ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club March 20 — Don Dascher and Eddie Bissell, 71; Marty Hodrich and Marge Winder, 69; Craig Netzley and Judy Stein, 64; Joyce Morgan and Mary Ann Churba, 54; Kay Dando and ...

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

NEW YORK — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media. “I discover brands through Instagram,” said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Elizabeth Troy said she was the ...

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MOPS chapter to hold LulaRoe fundraiser The Mothers of Preschoolers chapter will hold a LulaRoe multi consultant fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Road. The fundraiser will feature seven consultants with full inventory. LulaRoe will match the money ...

‘Lola’ is tough, gritty, graphic crime thriller

Melissa Scrivner Love’s “Lola,” her first novel, utilizes her television background and familiarity with law enforcement to craft a tough, gritty and graphic crime thriller. Lola, who had a rough childhood, now lives with her boyfriend, Garcia, leader of a South Central Los Angeles gang ...

Chelsea Clinton writes children’s book, ‘She Persisted’

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has written a children’s book, with a sharply worded title. The book is called “She Persisted” and comes out May 30, Penguin Young Readers announced March 30. Clinton will honor 13 American women “who never take no for an answer,” including Harriet ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘Home Sweet Home’ By April Smith From the widely praised author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey series and A Star for Mrs. Blake, this riveting epic drama follows the Kusek family from New York City to America’s heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear ...

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James V. Brown Library to hold April events The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will hold the following events and activities in April: • Lycoming Buddies movie matinee — 1 p.m. April 2. • YMCA Heart Healthy program office hourse — 9 :15 a.m. April 3. • Transform ...

GourmetGents

As a lifelong iconoclast, I’m usually looking for unusual recipes (or looking for ways to make recipes unusual), so picking something as ubiquitous as Caesar salad may seem a tad incongruous. Sometimes making your own riff on an old standard can be a fun learning experience, and this ...

Pork medallions with grape sauce is quick weeknight entree

Here’s a quick, easy and delicious weeknight entree that’s certain to impress your family. The star of the show is pork tenderloin, the leanest and most tender part of the animal. Like beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin is a muscle cushioned by other muscles. It’s tender because it’s not ...