Lifestyle News

Space-themed fun and crafts to be held by state’s Kiwanians

Kiwanis Club members from across the state will be convening in Williamsport for the District Convention from Aug. 8 to 11. During that time, Kiwanians will complete several community service projects. One is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth ...

Wellsboro native to hold First Friday book release

WELLSBORO — Local Author Kevin Coolidge, of From My Shelf Books, 7 East Ave., will hold a book release party at the bookstore for his newest book “Huck & Finn, Bookstore Cats” during First Friday. “Huck & Finn, Bookstore Cats” will be available for purchase and Coolidge will ...

‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’

For some people, life begins when you turn 18. Whether you choose to leave the nest, or you’re kicked out, it’s a time when you’re expected to experience the world. In “Reasons to Be Cheerful,” author Nina Stibbe offers an intimate look at this uncertain time as the protagonist ...

Plant lovers find each other at swaps

Plant lovers have long gotten together to trade seeds and growing advice, and the latest generation is following suit with modern plant swaps. The swaps (sometimes called plant exchanges) for amateur horticulturalists are popping up in homes, parking lots, trendy gardening stores and online. ...

Concrete planters are easy, cheap to make

What’s the difference between cement and concrete? Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is an ingredient in concrete, which also includes aggregates like sand, gravel or stone. I knew nothing about either product when I decided to try making some rustic/industrial ...

Muncy man celebrates Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary

As Neil Armstrong stepped from Apollo 11 onto the moon his words “One small step for man... one giant leap for mankind,” echoed around the world 50 years ago on July 20, 1969. Watching this historic event unveil from his parents home in Glen Lion, Jerry Butcho, of Muncy, did not realize ...

The ladies of Mulberry Street Church

Throughout history, many positions in churches could not be held by females. But women still felt called to service through their faith, and the women of Mulberry Street Methodist Episcopal Church were an example of how women could enhance life in Williamsport. In 1935, Anna Blanche Slate ...

Dear Annie… Hopping off

Dear Annie: I finally realized that I cannot change people or their behaviors. I can only change mine. Now, how I react? I am working on that. The situation: My 52-year-old life partner, “Ed,” assists his 80-year-old mother, “Laurie,” with everything. Ed is not in the greatest shape; ...

The rules for hyphens are changing

You may not have noticed, but your world just got less hyphenated. There are fewer commas too. That’s because changes to the country’s two most influential style books lean lighter on those punctuation marks, but only in certain, very specific circumstances. Here are some of the new ...

Assistance and perfection are needed

Various words, phrases and expressions used in advertising slogans, disclaimers and networking in corporate America have become part of the fabric of our lives. Like cotton. I have applied a few of the many idioms we hear regularly to my life, particularly in relation to life with our ...

Learn about your ancestors at the Brown Library

This summer, as you get together with family at a reunion, you may be motivated to dive deeper into your family tree. Did you know that the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has free tools available to help you research your family’s history? As a major source for Lycoming County ...

Montoursville graduate achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Benjamin “Ben” Watts, a member of Boy Scout Troop 21 and recent graduate of Montoursville Area High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout Dec. 11, 2018, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Watts is the son of Todd and Kathi (Heim) Watts. For his eagle project Benjamin built shelving units ...

Museums devoted to beloved authors

Those of you who follow me on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) or have attended a Dr. Lori antiques appraisal event somewhere in the United States know that I put a lot of miles on the wheels of my carry-on, roller-board suitcase. When I travel, I try to read a book ...

Email or e-mail? Losing the hyphen

E-mail is dead. Or close to it. You’ll never get another e-mail. You’ll never send another e-mail. Sure, you’ll compose and receive plenty of electronic messages. But those are no longer e-mail. They’re now, as officially as official gets, email. The hyphen has been steadily fading ...

City’s library to hold computer basics class

When one thinks of a library, the immediate image that comes to mind is of stacks and stacks of hard- and soft-cover books lining the walls and filling the floors. What one might not consider, however, is that lifelong learning, which is the mission of all libraries, comes in many forms. ...

JVB Adult Summer Reading program

Libraries are meccas for community members looking for a great read, information and education. They are places for people to come together to share common interests and explore new ones that can last a lifetime. The James V. Brown Library, offers Williamsport and passers-through an oasis of ...

Cookbook Club announces new themes

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? The James V. Brown Cookbook Club meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month at the library, 19 E. Fourth St. Each month the club follows a theme, and selects cookbooks from that theme, members make recipes and bring them ...

Dear Annie… Heirloom hostility

Dear Annie: My mother very sadly passed away in January from cancer. She had a ring of my grandfather’s that was very special to her, and I wanted to have it because I knew how much it meant to her. My stepfather gave it to me. Now, last week, my grandmother (her mother) who has pretty much ...

City’s Notre Dame Club lends a helping hand to Jersey Shore family

What began as a routine football practice for 19-year-old Caleb Leone, of Jersey Shore, on Aug. 14, 2018, turned into an unexpected long-lasting injury — Caleb left the field having had a seizure and a stroke, which completely paralyzed the right side of his body. Unlike a scrape, however, ...

Special Olympics remembrance event

Members of the Lycoming County Special Olympic Athlete Leadership Team held the Special Olympic Remembrance Walk and Run on June 23. With bright skies and a sunny day, participants from Special Olympics and the public, walked and ran laps to show their respect for those who have passed away ...