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LHU professor’s books republished

LOCK HAVEN — Two books by Lock Haven University professors have recently been republished. “A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry,” illustrated by art professor Philip Huber and written by English professor Marjorie Maddox, originally published in 2009, is an animal book about ...

City native to hold book launch at library

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host a book launch for Devin Marty’s first book, “The Decision-Making Employee: How to Succeed in a Decentralized Organization.” The event will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Wing. Books will be ...

Former city native writes book about becoming Santa

Saint Nicholas, more commonly known as Santa Claus, is known for the gift of giving. Inspired by the values of St. Nick, what happens to a boy who wants to be just like Santa and realizes children need more than toys? “They need food, clothes and more.” “Maximum Joy,” is a novel written ...

YMCA instructor finishes NYC marathon

Mother of three, teacher at Central Elementary School and Insanity instructor at the Williamsport Branch YMCA, Julie Pentico crossed off running in the TCS New York City Marathon off her bucket list on Nov. 3. After 3:17:04 of running through the streets of New York City, she crossed the finish ...

Salvation Army ‘elves’ help with holiday tasks

Dear Santa, It is just a matter of days now till Christmas comes. This is a season that we all look forward to. So many stories and traditions are associated with this magical occasion. For example, the tradition of elves helping Santa is one of many traditions associated with the holiday ...

FNB donates $1,000 to EITC program

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., received a $1,000 donation from FNB Bank 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 eligible companies ...

Board members elected to the Friends of the J.V. Brown Library

Two new members were elected to four-year terms on the Board of the Friends of the J.V. Brown Library. Maria Casale and Michael Pontious will serve for four-year terms. Casale has lived in the Williamsport area for 38 years and holds an undergraduate degree from King’s College and a ...

Dear Annie… Company does not love misery

Dear Annie: I recently retired, and my younger brother is still working in a high-pressure job. Whenever we get together, all he talks about is every detail of his daily grind. I never cared to hear all of these stressful job details. And this is especially true now that I’m retired. How do I ...

Dear Santa… The difference dirt can make

Dear Santa, As the weather gets colder and my mind turns from long summer days to cold winter nights, it’s hard to imagine focusing on anything other than Christmas this time of year. But at The Salvation Army, we are continually looking forward to programs and services that will ...

Women of Williamsport cooking in the 19th century

The local Ladies’ Auxiliary of the YMCA compiled a cookbook of almost 400 pages that was published locally by Scholl Brothers in 1895. The particular cookbook in the Lycoming County Women’s History Collection belonged to Ann Gage Jeeves, a local teacher, and the book includes lots of blank ...

Ask Walter: Holiday issues and mishaps

Dear Walter, My owner gives me canned pumpkin with my food to keep me “regular.” I much prefer it made into a pie. I recently ate a whole pumpkin pie myself. It was delicious, only now I don’t feel so good. Brings a whole literal meaning to the term, “The Trots.” On a few occasions, ...

Historian to discuss Christmas traditions

Historian John Maietta will present “History of Christmas Traditions” at 6 p.m. Monday at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Beginning as a simple celebration of Christ’s birth, Christmas has evolved over the centuries to embody a wealth of popular secular and religious ...

Sensory Night provides safe play environment for families

LEWISBURG — Having a child with a sensory sensitivity can make finding a place for the whole family to play together a challenge. The Public Library for Union County offers a free Sensory Night program that provides children with sensory sensitivities, and their families, a safe environment ...

‘I appreciate you taking the time to meet with me’

Here’s something I bet you never knew was controversial: “I appreciate you taking the time to meet with me.” Yes, language sticklers might have a problem with that, even though you need an advanced degree in English Rules That Aren’t Rules to understand why. Still, this form, called a ...

Dear Annie… A softy or a sucker?

Dear Annie: One of my young relatives came to me when she was thrown out of her house at the age of 23 by her parents for “no reason,” she claimed. I agreed to cosign her lease so she could get an apartment, and I also agreed to pay her rent until she could find a good job. Two years later, ...

Holiday toy drive for homeless animals

Wrapping paper, chew toys, jingle balls and collars will sit below the Christmas tree at the Lycoming County SPCA. This year, though, it’s not Santa bringing gifts for dogs, cats and furry friends alike that call the SPCA their home on Christmas morning at the SPCA, it is the community. The ...

Lycoming SPCA sets out to raise $20,000

A national day of generosity, Giving Tuesday, non-profits around the nation hold fundraisers for 24 hours, and that is no exception for the Lycoming County SPCA. By midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Lycoming SPCA has a goal to raise $20,000, which could be “a game changer” for the local ...

Attendees support Girls on the Run at 5K

Nearly 1,500 girls, spectators, volunteers and community members gathered for the Girls on the Run Central PA 5K event, the culminating moment of the Girls on the Run season. “Girls on the Run empowers young girls and women to be their unique selves, set goals, be confident and so much ...

Homemade holiday gift programs

The holiday season is upon us and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., may help your children come up with the perfect homemade holiday gifts. Registration begins Dec. 2 for winter gift-making programs. Everyone loves to receive a homemade gift made from the loving hands of a ...

Friends of Brown Library December book review

The special holiday book review and luncheon will feature “The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home,” by Charles Dickens presented by Nina and Aaron White on Friday. “The Cricket on the Hearth” was the third of five Christmas books by Dickens written in 1845. The author described ...