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Soundtrack of Spring

Warm sunshine and fresh air are a glorious change from the winter doldrums, and elevate the mood instantly. From a veterinarian’s perspective, spring and summertime bring new challenges, as our patients are also spending a lot more time outdoors, often unsupervised. I earn lots of eye-rolls ...

JVB’s online memorials for WWII, Korean wars

Although the library is closed for the holiday, this Memorial Day, take a moment to honor our past Lycoming County residents who served their country. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was ...

Library to reschedule Author Gala fundraiser

Due to COVID-19, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has postponed the Author Gala fundraiser featuring best-selling author David Baldacci to fall 2021. “In an effort to keep our staff and donors safe, the library decided it would be best to hold this event next fall, when it is ...

Dear Annie… Nude no more?

Dear Annie: I have been married to my wonderful wife for 25 years. When we were dating, all my friends were jealous because she was so movie-star beautiful. What they didn’t know was how incredible her figure was. We didn’t go swimming much, and she always dressed conservatively. I kidded ...

Words that can and can’t be used to begin a sentence: And, because, it

“Good sentences don’t start with He/She/They.” That’s a lesson that, according to a Twitter post, a teacher recently passed on to a child. In context, the lesson seems a little (a little) less atrocious: The teacher was talking about the first sentence in a child’s answer to an ...

Lycoming County Women: Local women and basketball in the early 20th century

The Title IX legislation enacted in 1972 brought attention to the need for equality in athletic opportunities for women in academic institutions. But long before that, females in our area had been on the basketball courts, both in school and for recreation and exercise. As young women began ...

Creature Comforts: There’s more than meets the eye

Max is a young, handsome, neutered, orange tabby cat. Max darts outdoors regularly, despite his owners’ best efforts to keep him in, and is an avid hunter, occasionally seen consuming his prey. He lives in a densely wooded area, sharing his domain with many wild creatures. Max is a free ...

Dear Annie… Much love to moms

Dear Mothers: “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them,” Victor Hugo once said. Happy Mother’s Day! To everyone for whom this is a difficult holiday, may it land gently, to borrow a phrase from columnist and author Connie Schultz. Being a loving, ...

Free driver permit practice tests available online

The Department of Motor Vehicles, in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, offers free online Pennsylvania Driver Permit practice tests through the James V. Brown Library’s website at www.jvbrown.edu. Select “Online Resources” to take the free sample permit tests, as many times as needed, ...

Lycoming journal of student literature publishes latest issue

The Tributary, Lycoming College’s annually published literary journal, recently published its 2020 issue. This year, the professionally bound journal features prose, poetry and art from more than 20 different Lycoming students. In addition to featuring multitudes of student publication and ...

GOTR continues support during virus

The Girls on the Run Central PA chapter has cancelled Girls on the Run in person programming at all schools sites this spring and the celebratory 5K event at The Miller Center, Lewisburg. Girls on the Run continues to provide inspiration, support and joy to our communities and girls during ...

Dear Annie… Puppy and kitty love

Dear Annie: I have a problem. I am 13 years old and am now getting homeschooled because of COVID-19. I have video calls with my teachers and lots of homework afterward. We have three pets — two dogs and one cat. The problem is that I do not know how to give them all the same amount of ...

LAPS feline shelter to move, in need of homes to foster cats

The Lycoming Animal Protection Society on Phillips Park Drive in South Williamsport will be moving their location due to their landlord’s intent to replace their building with an apartment complex. The new location will be in Williamsport, though the purchase is currently on hold due to ...

Ask Walter: Peace and togetherness

Dear Walter: Life was pretty predictable and orderly until very recently. My people used to leave to go to school and work, after which, I’d have a juicy snooze on my soft blanket. So pleasantly peaceful. Just when I would start feeling lonely and needed a potty break, they’d be home to let ...

Learning the importance of consent and sexual assault

The entire month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in honor of the victims who have suffered, and continue to suffer, from sexual assault. Also known as SAAM, April is important to the YWCA since we’ve helped many survivors of sexual assault. Looking for relief from their experience, ...

Ready Rosie, an online learning resource for kids

The James V. Brown Library understands that children and parents like activities to do together when storytime is not in session. To help parents and caregivers provide opportunities for early learning, youth services librarian Nina White suggests Ready Rosie. Ready Rosie, a free online ...

State 4-H offers at-home programs for youth, kids

Parents looking for creative ways to keep their children engaged during this time of social distancing are encouraged to explore the new, in-home activities offered by Pennsylvania 4-H. “Inspire Kids to Do Home Activities” was developed in response to the COVID-19 regulations as a way of ...

Dear Annie… Wanting a break

Dear Annie: Due to COVID-19 and the economic downturn, I was recently laid off and am getting unemployment. My wife, meanwhile, is a health care worker who still has to work with COVID-19 positive patients. She is ticked off at me, and everything else, and would like some time off. Please ...

‘New normal’

UNIVERSITY PARK — With stay-at-home orders in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, many families are wrestling with how to adjust to being at home all day, every day — together, said a news release. “People are facing so many challenges all at once,” said Cynthia Pollich, a Penn ...