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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am inclined to ask for an outside opinion after spending time with my grandkids at their home last night and witnessing a lot of violent behavior with which they got away. It was an emotional roller coaster. I saw the eldest sibling behaving roughly with his younger siblings. The ...

Julia Roberts says ‘Wonder’ shows radical power of kindness

LONDON (AP) — “Wonder” could have been designed as an antidote to the headlines. It’s a thoroughly positive movie about the importance of kindness. Based on R.J. Palacio’s best-selling children’s novel, the movie follows Auggie Pullman, a boy with a craniofacial deformity, as he ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: In this day and age, it is very hard to ignore what people are doing in their private lives when it’s plastered all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I have a grown child who is married. Recently, the married couple moved. When they moved in to their home, we were there to ...

Glamour fuses with politics at annual Women of Year awards

NEW YORK (AP) — There were movie stars and supermodels, TV hosts and pop stars. But perhaps the most rapturous ovation at Glamour magazine's annual Women of the Year awards went to 79-year-old Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who delighted the crowd — including hundreds ...

‘Underground Railroad’

Showcasing a vibrant array of craftsmanship, local history and artistry — and of course, the rich visual history of Williamsport’s Victorian homes and churches built in the bygone era of lumber baron largesse — the 19th annual “Victorian Christmas” presented by Preservation ...

Miniature Room exhibit to be held at Taber Museum

The focus of the Thomas T. Taber Museum’s holiday exhibit, “Honey I Shrunk the Rooms at the Taber: The Miniature Room Settings of Becky Bird,” is an incredible collection of miniature room settings, approximately ninety in number, created by artisan Becky Bird. Bird, born and raised in ...

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Visitors of past Will Huffman Toy Train Expo events enjoy train displays. The Will Huffman Toy Train Expo returns Nov. 18 and 19.

Toy Train Expo chugs back into town

“Celebrating the magic and nostalgia of toy trains” has been and always is the main focus of the annual Will Huffman Toy Train Expo. Now in its 27th year, the Expo returns Nov. 18 and 19 at three neighboring locations: Park Place, 800 West Fourth St.; the nearby Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 ...

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“Dr. Nina and the Panther” by Shirley P. Weaver. Bantam Edition. 1978.

Williamsport Women

Among the 40 women who graduated from Woman’s Medical College in Philadelphia in 1907 were two sisters from the Pine Creek/Woolrich area, Nina and Dorothy Case. Their mother, Harriet Helms Case, was at the graduation ceremony to celebrate their accomplishment. Each sister went on to become ...

Fashionably fit

Growing up I never had a deep love for jeans, but that’s probably because there were far too few styles to choose from. In the 90’s the majority of jeans were high waisted, a bit baggy, and had that peg shape at the bottom that inevitably got rolled up, sometimes even safety pinned. Looking ...

JVB Check It Out

Many jobs now require that applicants have a proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word has become an essential tool in today’s digital age for working professionals, students and volunteers. To help users become familiar with the word-processing program, ...

A listing of daily and weekly support groups

Various times North Central Sight Services offers a variety of support groups throughout the month for visually impaired residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties. For more information, call Lori Love at 570-323-9401 ext. 123. HAVEN of Tioga County offers free and confidential services for ...

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Shown are turkey cake pops.

Pinterest nail or fail

Now that Halloween is over, we seem to be getting slammed with Christmas already. It happens every year. Decorations are up in stores and I’ve even seen several commercials with Christmas themes to them, too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Christmas junkie, but let’s not forget about the ...

Creature comforts

It was just a bag — one of those flimsy, plastic shopping bags you get with your groceries. It was empty, and had apparently been carried by the wind to become caught in one of the bushes in the yard. I became instantly annoyed — who likes to see other people’s trash on the ground? What I ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • WATSONTOWN — Warrior Run Varsity Cheerleaders will host a chicken and waffle luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 323. There is a cost with discounts for military veterans and children. The event will include 50/50, Chinese auctions and raffles. • ...

Duboistown Garden Club to hold 54th annual Holiday House

The Duboistown Garden Club will present its 54th annual Holiday House at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday at Lycoming College’s Keiper Recreation Center, Mulberry Street. This year’s theme is “Holiday Cheer.” The Holiday House will feature decorated trees and wreaths, ...

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Mary Wilson, right, recently celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov 2. A party was held in her honor on Nov. 4

Mary Wilson celebrates 100 years

Mary Wilson, of Williamsport, celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 2, 2017. Born in Cogan House Township the oldest of eight children to the late Velda and Earl Hughes, she learned to cook, clean and take care of her younger siblings on the farm at a young age. She learned the “three ...

Roushville Yard Haunt raises more than $2,500 for PACFI

“We’re closing the casket on our 20th year which was by far the biggest in raising over $2500,” said Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc. (PACFI) President Logan Roush, “and that points to our amazing community and all the visitors who contributed to its success.” This year’s ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Oct. 30 — Don Dascher and Mary Ann Churba, 74; Craig Netzley and Ann Day, 62; Sue Pierce and Marge Winder, 61; David Winters and Ann Collins, 60; Vera Peters and Joyce ...

This cover image released by Doubleday shows "The Rooster Bar," by John Grisham. (Doubleday via AP)

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Origin” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 3. “Deep Freeze” by John Sanford (Putnam) 4. “Uncommon Type” by Tom Hanks (Knopf) 5. “Sleeping Beauties” by King/King (Scribner) 6. “Fairytale” by Danielle ...