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Classical fuses with punk to kick off Paris menswear shows

PARIS — Subzero temperatures were an apt backdrop for fashionistas who arrived in Paris for the first day of warmly-wrapped fall/winter 2017 menswear fashion shows. The travelling press bid “ciao” to Milan and said “bonjour” to Paris — kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless ...

Fashion designer reinvents ancient technique

When European explorers discovered the Yoruba kingdoms in West Africa in the 15th century, they found a civilization already established more than 500 years earlier. The culture spread across the world, partly as a result of the slave trade, with its vibrant artistic traditions, albeit ...

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These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy and dreaming all day of getting home and back ...

Lifelong passion rewards Indiana resident with dream job

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — As a young boy, Rich Moore couldn’t be peeled off the seat of his bicycle. He fought back a smile recalling an accident at 8 years old that knocked out a number of teeth, but said not even that deterred him from hopping back in the saddle and heading for his next ...

Lifestyle briefs

LEWISBURG — The Lewisburg Sunset Rotary Club will hold its ninth annual Frosty 5K at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. as part of the Ice Festival. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. There will be a commemorative Frosty 5K gift to the first 100 registered. There is ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in high school. Lately, I’ve been having some anxiety. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but it’s this sense of impending doom, as if something very bad is about to happen. For example, I’ll be lying in bed and suddenly I’ll be overcome with dread, thinking the ...

Cauliflower is surprisingly versatile

Until pretty recently, there was nothing sexy about cauliflower. Boiled or steamed, it’s bland at best. And if you overcook it, you’d better duck or suffer the smell of dirty diapers. But roasting or sauteing cauliflower is a different story. The veggie’s natural sugars caramelize and its ...

Cooking on deadline

It is easy enough to put out bag after bag of chips during a Sunday football-watching party, or any other gathering for that matter. And it’s not much harder to go the extra step and put those chips into an actual bowl ... you know, if you’re feeling classy. But how about making a ...

Pet Tales: Family wouldn’t leave ‘Wrong Dog’ behind

All dogs should be as lucky as Simba. When he was nearly 14, his veterinarian said Simba was too sick and frail to accompany his family on a cross-country flight from their old home in California to their new home in New York City. Many families in a similar situation take dogs to shelters with ...

State’s tattoo history on display at Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Never before has an exhibit on the scale of “Indiana Tattoo: History and Legacy” been attempted in Indiana. In the exhibit that was to open Friday at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus, Indiana’s tattoo history will be on ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have a friend named “Paula.” At least I think she’s my friend. We met in nursing school in the 1980s and have hung out ever since. But for almost a year, she’s been acting odd. We like to go out for Chinese food at least once a month. She often calls at the last ...

Benefit to help pet rescuer recovering from dog attack

SCRANTON — The chance to save a furry friend outweighs the risks associated with animal rescue for Shannon Ceccoli. The owner of Shannon Ceccoli Pet Grooming and director of Northeast PA Pet Fund and Rescue, Ceccoli, 43, faced the dark side of saving animals Dec. 27, when a dog she fostered ...

Try the flavor of buffalo chicken wings without the chicken

I’ve loved chicken wings since long before they were ever a cute little bar menu item, looking more like tiny drumsticks than an actual Z-shaped wing. My mom, a savvy penny-pinching college student when I was born, included chicken wings on our weekly dinner menu rotation throughout my ...

Santa Fund brings in $755 this year, more than $20,000 in 10 years

For most, the holidays are a time of joy, but for many others, the winter months can bring extra burdens to those already struggling to make ends meet. For more than 10 years, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette has been helping the Salvation Army do what they do best — support local families ...

Best-selling book inspires others to dare greatly

What does it mean to dare greatly and why should we care? Researcher and storyteller Brene Brown, in her New York Times best-selling book, “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead,” shares how an excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s ...

Megan Does Makeup

Each year one of my best friends and I make New Year’s resolutions with no intention to stick with them. We enjoy creating the list and wishing for a more promising year than the previous one. The one resolution I hope to keep for 2017 is to choose cruelty-free cosmetics over brands that ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library has joined forces with the American Library Association to participate in the Libraries Transform campaign. Libraries Transform is a public awareness and advocacy campaign that speaks to what today’s libraries and librarians do for and with people, rather than ...

Hands-on introduction to Facebook workshop planned at library

Are you interested in learning about Facebook? Want to see pictures of your children or grandchildren and reconnect with old friends? The James V. Brown Library will offer an “Introduction to Facebook” workshop led by Jessie Young, adult services coordinator. This is a hands-on ...

Girl Scouts kicks off centennial with debut of new cookies

HARRISBURG — Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) announced recently the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the ...

Home Country: A new year, an old Doc

Doc wasn’t really sure just why he woke up so early this morning and went outside. It was cold, of course, as the first day of any new year is supposed to be. He and Mrs. Doc had watched some television of the parties taking place around the world, but then, about 11, he began thinking of the ...