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Resources for research, Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has resources available to aid those in their research. The library has a great selection of online resources for local history at jvbrown.edu/online-resources/, including the Lycoming County Women’s History ...

March book review luncheon

Amanda Emig will present the March book review program on “The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born, It’s Grown, Here’s How,” by Daniel Coyle. The luncheon will start at noon in the Lowry Room of the Welch Family Wing of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport. Those ...

Dear Annie… Managing a family disease

Dear Annie: I have been married to my wife for 25 years, and I love her so very much. When we first met, she had two young boys, ages 2 and 7, and for the most part I helped raise them with her. In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, we traveled around the country with our business. The boys went ...

Unsung Hero Award accepting nominees

The Unsung Hero Award, a new award to be presented by the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance at its 63rd annual Brotherhood Banquet, is seeking nominations of individuals in the community that make a dramatic impact and live a life of service to others without compensation or expecting ...

Welcome to the World of Comics, ComicCon

How does a comic book, graphic novel or manga get published? What does a publisher look for in the books they choose? How does a book become a movie, animation, series or a game? “Welcome to the World of Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga and ComicCon,” presented by John Shableski, from 6 to 7 ...

‘Looking for love’

Growing up can be hard. Local author, Bob Schweppenheiser, of Linden and formerly of Watsontown, is a published co-author with Larisa Sainz-Yaksie of “Looking for Love,” a story of a teenage girl in the search for love who struggles with abuse, bullying and hopelessness. The main ...

Raise awareness about healthy relationships

February was designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, or TDVAM for short, in 2013 by Presidential Proclamation and has since brought teens and other community members together to raise awareness over the important topic. According to loveisrespect.org, the valuable resource to ...

Open wide and say, ‘ICK!’

“He smells,” the owner complained. The dog sitting on my exam table was wearing an expression on his doggie face that made it clear he’d like to be anywhere else but here. And he did stink. In fact, I had smelled him the moment I entered the room. It was one of those odors that refuses to ...

Library receives grant to digitize microfilm

The James V. Brown Library was the recipient of $169,000 in grant funding from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The funds will be used to digitize the library’s local newspaper microfilm collection of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and its predecessors, the Grit, and ...

FCFP announces $264,600 available for grants

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announced grant opportunities available for nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and/or Union counties. Application submission deadline ...

Dear Annie… Seeking peace within

Dear Annie: Our 48-year-old daughter decided four years ago to legally change her name and deny us as family. I am her stepmother, but she has been my daughter since she was 10 years old. My husband and I are in our late 60s and 70s, respectively. Our daughter has had a history of obtaining ...

Lifestyle Briefs

Garden Club The Loyalsock Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Loyalsock Recreation Center. Penn State Master Gardener, Kathy Lehman, will present a program on winterscaping. Visitors and new members always welcome. Quilt show ALLENWOOD — Susquehanna ...

‘Remarkable resilience’

For Black History Month we are taking a look back at the stories of African American women who have been featured in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s monthly series Lycoming County Women. Each article is available online at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, www.sungazette.com, or at the Lycoming ...

Jersey Shore Boy Scout achieves highest rank, Eagle

Kristopher Lee Zinck, of Jersey Shore and Boy Scout Troop 31, held his Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore. He is the son of Benny and Jennie Zinck. Part of earning the Eagle Scout rank is the completion of the Eagle Scout project and he worked with ...

Blossburg native turns 100

Thomas Jessup, of Blossburg, celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 4. He was born in 1920. There was a birthday celebration at the Kiwanis building at Island Park, Blossburg, on Feb. 2. He was in the in the U.S. Army and Air Force from 1942 to 1946 during World War II in Belguim and Germany. ...

City native to celebrate with her family

Juanita (Compton) Shaw will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 10, 2020. She was born in 1920 to the late Ray D. and Sara Compton in Williamsport. The family will have a birthday celebration for her. Juanita was married to Robert M. Shaw on July 21, 1945. They were married for 64 years ...

Chair yoga returns to Brown Library

Chair yoga returns for February and March at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., as Alicia Koch will facilitate the weekly program on Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the third-floor vintage meeting area. Koch has been using natural healing modalities for herself and ...

Public Library for Union County to hold 31st annual Library Auction

LEWISBURG — Get on the right track at this year’s 31st annual Auction: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for the Public Library for Union County on March 14. Held in the Terrace Room at the Elaine Langone Center on the Campus of Bucknell University, this fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. and features ...

Dear Annie… Sisterly signals crossed

Dear Annie: I’m 68; my sister is 66. We live far apart. She prefers talking on the phone. I prefer texting with her. When we text, it’s a back-and-forth conversation. When we talk on the phone, she talks; I listen. She dumps all her stress, problems and anxiety on me for an hour and says ...