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JVB Check It Out: Free virtual activities to Imagine Your Story’

The James V. Brown Library has announced is Summer Learning Program lineup. All programs are free and many require registration. The following children and family programs will be available on the Zoom platform, so registrants must have access to a computer and Internet service: • ...

Jersey Shore Library reopens to the public

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Public Library has reopened to the public, for in-person services as of June 15. The reopening is in accordance with the guidance and framework laid out by the CDC and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. For the safety of the staff and other patrons, masks ...

Muncy Library moves into phase two to reopen for the public

Following the guidelines from the Office of Commonwealth of Libraries, the Muncy Public Library moves to the second stage of re-opening procedures. Patrons will be able come to the circulation desk to make copies, prints and faxes and to pick up materials which they have placed on hold. ...

Dear Annie… Keeping clear boundaries; Grateful for Dads

Dear Annie: I was given up for adoption at four months old and was adopted by my maternal grandparents. I was raised as an only child, even though I knew who my siblings were and saw them regularly. My biological mother sowed seeds of hatred and division between my siblings and myself at every ...

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Revolutionary War patriots honored MUNCY — Ten Revolutionary War patriots will be honored with a plaque dedication, by the Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), at the Old Immanuel Church, 2633 Lime Bluff Road. The dedication will take place at 1 p.m. July ...

American Life in Poetry: ‘Lip’ by Karla Huston

Karla Huston was Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate in 2017 and 2018, and lives in Appleton. She’s published several books and chapbooks and does the good work of reviewing poetry for various journals. “Lip,” this lively portrait of her father, is previously unpublished, and our column was lucky ...

Lycoming County Women: The Suffrage Movement in Williamsport and beyond

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of 19th amendment, which extended the right to vote to American women, we will take a look back at the history of the fight for suffrage in Lycoming County and some of the local leaders whom we have featured in the Lycoming County ...

Dear Annie… Learning to say no

Dear Annie: With your advice, I hope my family will be able to deal with a problem. Our 45-year-old daughter is at the heart of the issue. “Jane” has had a challenging past. She is an intelligent and motivated person, but starting in high school, she began a difficult life (mostly to do ...

A grand slam friendship keeps in contact during COVID-19

A brief encounter by an Italian pizza shop owner staying at a hotel in Williamsport during the 2014 Little League World Series led to a friendship and bond with a city man, an inspiring endurance in the COVID-19 global pandemic. Aleandro Bruno Barbieri, of Crema, Italy, was heading to Niagara ...

JVB Check It Out: Celebrate National Gardening Week

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has the resources to help you celebrate National Gardening Week from June 7 to June 13. National Gardening Week encourages community involvement, to interest people in the benefits of gardening, and to work with other groups on community ...

Master gardeners accepting applications

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lycoming County is now accepting applications for the 2020 Penn State Master Gardener program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share their ...

SPCA cat, Baby, finds her furver home

A landlord’s policy was the magic key for Baby. Baby had been at the Lycoming County SPCA for almost two years and was nearing her 17th birthday. Many potential adopters and other cats had come and gone, yet Baby remained. It was not just her age standing in the way. Her attitude and ...

Montgomery native turns 100

Geneva Levan Hoover, of Fairfield, Ohio, formerly of Montgomery, was born June 17, 1920, to Ezra and Pearl Dunn LeVan in Montgomery. She is one of six siblings. She graduated from Montgomery School in 1938 and married Clayton “Bud” Hoover on Feb. 19, 1942, in San Antonia, Texas, who passed ...

Muncy man celebrates 90th birthday

Dean E. Schreffler, of Muncy, observed his 90th birthday on Sunday, May 17. Born in Berrysburg, he is the last of his family of seven to survive. Schreffler enjoys woodworking and has made treasure chests and furniture for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He retired from Fry’s ...

Hughesville Public Library reopens

The Hughesville Area Public Library reopened for limited services on June 1. Patrons will be able to pick up holds and drop off returns during open hours. Holds may be placed using the website link www.Hughesvillelibrary.org under “My Account” or call (570)584-3762. When picking up ...

Libraries participate in reading program

LEWISBURG — Get a head start on your child’s school success before kindergarten registration rolls around. Libraries within Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties invite families to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly ...

Dear Annie… Loved lost one to COVID-19

Dear Annie: Most people have not experienced the loss of a loved one from the COVID-19 virus. However, my father died Friday night after fighting weeks for his life. The situation was agonizing and yet our friends’ reactions to it have been a bit surreal. Here are tips on supporting the ...

James V. Brown Library has books to commemorate Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world and to remember those who paved the way for the LGBTQ community. The James ...