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Granola ranks among my very favorite foods, to the degree that (like Biscoff cookie spread) I’m better off not even keeping any in the house lest I simply devour it by the bagful. Crunchy-sweet-salty is totally my jam, and the typical inclusion of nuts and berries also is right up my alley. ...

This Feb. 14, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows fish and chips in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Go for the king of English street food: fish and chips

Thanks to our global food community, we have more opportunities than ever to sample cuisines from the farthest corners of the world. Even in America’s smallest towns, food lovers are exploring traditional Indian, Ethiopian, or Spanish tapas restaurants, and we’re constantly on the hunt for ...

Michelin Guide misguided as local cafe gets star in error

BOURGES, France (AP) — It’s a case of culinary mistaken identity. The Michelin Guide has accidently awarded one of its coveted stars to a lowly local cafe that shares its name with a gastronomic restaurant 150 kilometers (93 miles) away. In the annual restaurant list unveiled Feb. 9, ...

YWCA Cuisine & A Cause set for April 2

The YWCA Northcentral PA is thrilled to announce its third biennial Cuisine & A Cause set for 1 p.m. April 2 at at the Holiday Inn. There is space for 18 eateries to compete in the categories of appetizer, salad, soup or chili, entree, dessert and this year’s one-time-only specialty ...

Lifestyle briefs

Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild to hold meeting PENNSDALE — The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road. The program will be “Quilting 101”, which will feature a demonstration using Thangles, making a ...

Rumor, a German shepherd, leaps to lick her handler and co-owner Kent Boyles on the face after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, early Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

NEW YORK — Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Feb. 14 when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. Cheered loudly ...

This Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 image from video provided by KIVI-TV shows an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey in Meridian, Idaho. Police said the squirrel has thwarted a burglary attempt. The Meridian Police Department said a juvenile entered the home last week and told police after later being arrested that the squirrel attacked him when he tried to break into a gun safe. (KIVI-TV via AP)

Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel’s attack “scared him, obviously, because he ...

North Central Sight Services celebrates diamond anniversary

Pennsylvania non-profit agency in Williamsport is celebrating its 60-year anniversary. North Central Sight Services Inc. (NCSS) has launched its diamond anniversary, announcing an exciting year that observes the values of the agency-employment, prevention and independence. Robert Garret, ...

Katy the bunny, left, and Shelley the cat are both pretty laid-back and quite photogenic.

Creature Comforts

“It’s got … TEETH!” While the killer rabbit from “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” was a fearsome foe with abnormally large, pointy teeth and the ability to fly through the air and viciously attack with lightning speed and deadly accuracy, real-life rabbits ordinarily are much ...

Megan does Makeup

Expensive makeup can be the greatest investment or the biggest waste of cash. When spending $45 on an eyeshadow palette, I want them to be the best shadows I have ever used in my lifetime. Save or spend is going to be a topic where I talk about a high end product, whether it is worth ...

JVB Check It Out

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Williamsport has a 5.6 percent unemployment rate with growth seen in the education, health services and leisure and hospitality industries. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has the free resources available to help you find your new job ...

A 2016 Camp Cadet participant is shown during a Special Response Team (SRT) demonstration.

Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet seeks applicants

The Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet program is seeking applicants for its camp that will be held June 18-23 at the Little League World Series complex in South Williamsport. A total of 100 cadets, approximately 50 girls and 50 boys, will be selected to participate in the camp, following an ...

Healthy relationships: Part I

(EDITORS NOTE: The following story is written by a Lock Haven University intern for the Clinton County Women’s Center in honor of February as Healthy Relationship and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The story is the second of three, to spread awareness about what individuals can do if ...

American Life in Poetry

The next time you open your closet, this poem will give you reason to pay a little more attention to what’s hanging inside. Gary Whited is from Massachusetts and his most recent book is “Having Listened,” (Homebound Publications, 2013). My Blue Shirt hangs in the closet of ...

Home Country

I don’t mind Boots. He just curls up quietly against my belly and stays put. But sleeping with Desdemona can be a bit unnerving. She snores. Sometimes she gets little bad dreams and scratches me, too. But hey, I get to come in out of the cold and sleep with Aunt Ada’s cats on her sofa, and ...

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 ...

A Word, Please

“Make sure you only work with licensed professionals.” There’s some stickler bait in that sentence. Can you spot it? An article I edited recently contained a sentence like this. I homed in on the problem and, with imaginary sticklers hounding me from the recesses of my mind, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: In the past, Valentine’s Day usually made me anxious because I didn’t have a date. This year, I’m nervous for the exact opposite reason. I’ve just started dating a great guy, “Jeff,” and he just asked me to officially be his girlfriend — a few weeks before ...

This photo shows roasted pork shoulder with rosemary, mustard and garlic.

Cooking on deadline

I was talking with a friend about perfect meals for entertaining, and we went through the usual suspects: lasagnas, chili, tenderloins. And then he mentioned that his favorite go-to entertaining dish was a pork butt or shoulder left in a low oven for so long that it practically fell apart. A ...