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Annual Special Olympic fundraisers to be held in July

The second annual Swimming For Special Olympics will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at Vannucci’s Pool. Participants can swim as an individual or team. For more information, call 570-220-8497. The Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 for a cost. There ...

Dear Annie… Breaking Free

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 1 1/2 years, though we started going out more than three years ago. We should still be at the honeymoon stage in our relationship, but I am writing because he has changed recently in really bad ways. He calls me names, puts me down, belittles ...

Can you hear me, now?

Hearing impairment and deafness are frustrating and isolating problems for people and animals. The four main categories of hearing loss are as follows: 1. Conduction deafness occurs when there is something preventing sound waves/vibrations from passing through the outer ear canal to the ...

Go ahead, talk about yourself

My favorite time of the year is upon us, Women of Excellence season! The YWCA’s annual Tribute to Women of Excellence is the event I anticipate most each year. Nominations are open for anyone to nominate a Woman of Excellence. The class of 2019 will be celebrated during our event at 6 p.m. ...

Library to offer free basic computer workshops

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host weekly workshops in August for adults interested in learning more about computers and email. The basic computer classes will take place on Wednesdays in August from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Lowry Room and are limited to 5 people per ...

‘Serial commas eliminate confusion’

“It was a typical Friday night at Costco in Corona. Customers, including an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, 32-year-old Kenneth French and his parents, waited in line for food samples.” How many people are mentioned in this excerpt from a real Instagram post about a Los Angeles ...

Lock Haven native tells the story of WWII pilot

LOCK HAVEN — What began as a interest in uncovering the lost story of a World War II ace pilot grew exponentially into the focus of Lock Haven resident Rick Bressler’s first book. “Fallen, Not Forgotten” is a well-researched slice of Captain Lawrence John Ritter’s world including a ...

James V. Brown receives grant

The James V. Brown Library received a $2,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Williamsport as part of the club’s 2019 Grant Program. The grant is part of the Rotary Club’s efforts to support non-profit organizations that advance educational opportunities or health-related initiatives for the ...

The Public Library for Union County’s annual book sale

LEWISBURG — The Public Library for Union County will not be accepting any book donations as of June 28 due to limited storage space. The library can begin accepting donations again on Aug. 1. The book sale is scheduled for July 17 to July 20 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2349 Old Turnpike ...

Dear Annie… Strugglin’ in the office

Dear Annie: I have some co-workers who irritate me. The work we do is intense and stressful, so I can’t easily mind my own business. This is designed to be a collaborative work environment. And yet, I am usually feeling like a lone ranger. I have brought this up to one of the co-workers in ...

Library’s second Little League pin

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has its second Little League trading pin on sale. The Little League pin, “Get Caught Reading,” is the second in a series, Chapter 2, and was designed by Amanda Emig, the library’s graphic artist. There is a cost and the pins can be purchased ...

First Friday author signing at Otto Bookstore

The author of the birth memoir “Born in the Bed You Were Made: One Family’s Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth,” Brooklyn James, a Twin Tiers native, will hold a book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. July 5 at Otto Bookstore, 107 W. Fourth St., during First Friday. The memoir heralds ...

Montoursville student achieves Eagle Scout

Benjamin Kutay, a member of Boy Scout Troop 21 and a recent graduate of at Montoursville Area High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Kutay is the son of Eric and Amy Kutay. For his Eagle project Kutay built shelves for the American Rescue Workers at ...

Dear Annie… Parking problems

Dear Annie: I hope this is not out of your area, but I have a parking-related question for you. We have a neighbor who always says, “Don’t park in front of my house.” This guy and his family are not very polite, and they will run outside and start arguments and create scenes if you try to ...

Good Time 4-H gives back to community

The Good Time 4-H Club went over the new rules and regulations for the 2019 Union County West End fair at its recently monthly meeting. In the Limestone Township building, the members also discussed the Lewisburg Veterans Fourth of July and Mifflinburg parades and upcoming 4-H meetings. During ...

Lycoming County Special Olympic attends 50th annual Summer Game

Special Olympic Pennsylvania held its 50th Annual Summer Games at Penn State University in State College recently. The annual Summer Games is the largest statewide competition bringing more than 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state together to compete in aquatics, athletics, ...

Creature Comforts; I heard you, now shuddup

I got this urgent text message from my parents last weekend: Spoiler alert: They did not explode. But, by the time my daughter and I got to their house, they were so on-edge, they were ready to call 911 in hopes that somebody in the fire department would know how to locate and disable the ...

‘Is y’all a word’ and ways to use it

I was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, but didn’t stick around long enough to become cool. I hadn’t had my first birthday, much less my first beret, when I landed in Central Florida (think: Less Andy Warhol, more Jimmy Buffet). By the time we’d reached our teenage years, it was ...

Union County Library system enlists in the largest global digital book club

LEWISBURG — Union County Library patrons can travel through history along with millions of readers during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From June 17 to July 1, booklovers can borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love story, “A Dangerous Act of Kindness,” ...