Lifestyle News

Family Mega Marble Run

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host two upcoming Family Mega Marble Run events in the first-floor children’s programming room. The events will take place from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Come join us for a family fun STEM-based (science, ...

Woodworking with heart

Working out of his basement and garage in Loyalsock Township, Josh Mozug, owner and driving force behind Mozug Custom Woodworking, creates wooden masterpieces for companies, couples, kids, musicians and, recently, Dwell Orphan Care, a local organization that’s mission and values closely align ...

City resident’s lifelong passion for orphan care

Jennifer Lake, of Williamsport, has transformed her lifelong passion for orphan care into an organization rooted in prayer that exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, said Lake, executive director of Dwell Orphan Care. Though only officially launched in January of ...

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Engines whine, toddlers whine, and people who are behaving like toddlers whine. Mosquitoes whine (but that’s more in our perception, than in their actual behavior.) The most famous whiners, however, are canids (foxes, wolves, coyotes, and dogs), and the absolute best at it: the domesticated ...

Volunteers are a vital part of the library

The James V. Brown Library has dedicated volunteers who gave nearly 5,000 hours in 2018. These volunteers work with Leslie Bowman, volunteer coordinator, who meets with volunteers to determine their interests and the best way they can assist at the library. “The library welcomes the ...

Drop-off day for book donations at the JVB

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are seeking donations of books for all age levels, as well as DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs to support fundraising activities. Donation day from noon to 2 p.m. March 23. Volunteers to unload cars will be outside by the library’s east-side entrance ...

Warrior Run Area Fire Department holds 17th annual awards banquet

The Warrior Run Area Fire Department recently held its 17th annual Awards Banquet at Wynding Brook, with about 60 people attending. Awards given were Firefighter of the Year, Matt McNeal; EMS Award, Patches Kilgus; Administrative Chief Award, Ken Hollenbach; Officer of the Year, Cody Heater ...

Girl Scout Troops build confidence and leadership through sales

Everyone’s got their favorite — but whether you’re a fan of Thin Mints, Samoas or Trefoils, nearly everyone can agree, Girl Scout cookie season is one of the best times of the year. Girl Scouts have been using the annual cookie sale as a fundraiser as far back as 1917, using the money ...

Troop 14 inducts city natives as Eagle Scouts

Scout Liam Ferry, 17, of Williamsport, son of Pascha and Dave Ferry, has been active in Boy Scouts for seven years. Ferry became a Scout in sixth grade, when his friend Matthew invited him to check out the troop at a weekly meeting. His first trip was to the Tiadaghton Sportsmen’s Club, ...

Camp Cadet accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet, which will be held at the Little League Complex in South Williamsport June 16 to 21. Throughout the week the participants learn about various aspects of law enforcement including canine demonstrations, aviation, ...

Rotary club plans 5th annual Indoor Golf Classic

The fifth annual Indoor Golf Classic calls for a night of good fun and creative holes. The yearly event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St. “The event is a putt-putt golf course that makes its way through the hotel using props and obstacles ...

Join fellow food lovers for Cooks Book Club

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for the James V. Brown Library’s “Cooks Book Club.” We pick a theme and select several cookbooks, you pick and make a recipe, then we all get ...

Cinderella’s Closet opens for prom season

High school prom depicted in movies and TV shows is not usually what it is like in reality. The movies make prom appear to be this massive event where everything has to be perfect and that it is the most important night of your high school experience; that you are supposed to look like a ...

Local designer shows line at New York’s Pet Fashion Show

One Lewisburg native strolled down a New York catwalk with his dog. Brian Beitz was one of the featured designers at the New York Pet Fashion Show 2019. The show is the biggest of its kind in the United States and benefits the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals “The event was created to ...

Ask Walter: Snorts, hiccups, and stank face

Dear Walter, I’m a quiet, peace-loving cat. I live with a noisy, nosy dog. Sometimes, when the dog is particularly excited, barking, or bothering me, he stops suddenly, stands like a sawhorse with his legs all stiff and spread apart, stretches his neck out, gets this weird, glassy-eyed ...

Martha Shank, a Williamsport woman of firsts

By JANET McNEIL HURLBERT Special to the Sun-Gazette Martha Shank, 1876 to 1955, was a woman of firsts. She was the first full-time female journalist for the Williamsport Sun, with a career that spanned 49 years. In 1919, Shank was the first woman to fly over Williamsport in a plane. She also ...

Resources to research women’s history in the area

March is Women’s History Month and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has resources available to aid in your research. This month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The Lycoming County Women’s ...

Princess Diana, JFK and Jay-Z’s collections

In my line of work, I have had the opportunity to appraise some very interesting high-profile objects belonging to some very famous individuals. Some of these objects are more memorable than others and some are downright unforgettable. Celebrity collections are not unlike other collections. ...

Union County’s Good Time 4-H Club goes to the state Farm Show

At the Farm Show the Good Time 4-H club competed in potato judging, showed swine and lambs in the expo center and presented on shooting sports, archery and milk. Potato judging The Good Time 4-H club competed in potato judging recently. The judging took place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show ...