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Dear Annie: I go to school and often see some of my classmates who are considered “popular” teasing my classmates and friends. The victims always look very uncomfortable, and whenever the teasers are told to stop, they give the excuse, “I’m just joking. Calm down.” In my opinion, ...

Women celebrate size inclusivity at alternative fashion week

NEW YORK (AP) — To woots and cheers from the crowd, women with bodies not often seen on fashion runways strutted with smiles on their faces wearing pieces from Loft’s new plus line, including five cast from hundreds who attended an alternative New York Fashion Week event, The Curvy ...

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Dear Annie: When is it OK to spy on your wife’s deleted text messages with a “guy friend”? My wife has been guarding her phone since I found out she had been texting a guy she first claimed was a childhood friend. The story changed to, “It was a boyfriend.” And although I am somewhat ...

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Dear Annie: “Lisa,” a friend with whom I went to high school, got rhinoplasty — aka a nose job — between high school and college. Don’t ask me why; I think she had a beautiful face beforehand, but that’s a tale for another letter. I’m writing to you about a disagreement that’s ...

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Dear Annie: Next month, I’m moving into an apartment that’s smaller than my current one. So in the meantime, I’ve been going through all of my stuff, trying to purge anything I don’t use. I have been donating a lot of clothes, books, DVDs, knickknacks and the like to Goodwill. I used to ...

‘One person at a time’

After noticing a car filled with Jim Stewart’s belongings and a Purple Heart on his license plate, Nicole Banks, formerly of Williamsport, ended up becoming friends with the homeless former Marine veteran. Banks, also a Marine Corps veteran, has since taken upon herself with the aid of ...

Williamsport Women

Lillian Reider (1864–1959) deser­ves much of the credit for the early development of the public school music program in Williamsport. It became her mission to interest local students in music, and in the process of doing so she established the first band and orchestra for the school ...

A Word, Please

One of the most fascinating things about language is that we can use it so well, so expertly, without understanding how we do it. The following two sentences are perfect examples. If the burglar was smart, he left the country. If the burglar were smart, he would have left the ...

Our Lady of Lourdes to hold annual Parish Festival

A little bit of country and rock n’ roll highlight this year’s entertainment lineup at Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Parish Festival for Sept. 14, 15 and 16. The festival offers games, food, activities, rides and entertainment for young and old alike. Friday night starts at 5 p.m., with love ...

JVB Check It Out

As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny — it’s a library card. This September, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is joining with the Pennsylvania Library Association and libraries ...

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 ...

Hospice of Evangelical Offers ‘Life After Loss’ group support

LEWISBURG — Coping the loss of a loved one is never easy and that’s why Hospice of Evangelical and Community Health Wellness is offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, “Life After Loss.” The Life After Loss program helps participants learn coping techniques to deal ...

A monorail to Chicago

Recently, I was lamenting on Facebook that Amtrak seems to be dying the death of a thousand cuts. A friend replied by asking why we even still need trains at all. So I pondered that question on a recent Amtrak odyssey between Washington, DC, and Chicago, going out on the Capitol Limited and ...

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Dear Annie: I’d like to make a plea to your readers. My wife and I live far from the places where we grew up, but most of our friends are still close to our respective parents. When we visit, especially now that we have children, it is always stressful because of our friends’ ...

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Dear Annie: I have been married for one year to a classmate whom I reconnected with at our 50th high school class reunion. While he was courting me, he seemed perfect. He spent money on me, bought loving cards, bought flowers, took me to restaurants and fancy hotels. You get the picture. He ...

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Dear Readers: I am always fascinated to hear diametrically opposed yet equally valid viewpoints. Such was the case with the following two letters, which both appeared in my inbox on the same day in response to “Undecided in Ohio,” who isn’t sure whether she wants kids. Read on. Dear ...

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have four young children. Generally, our children are well-behaved; however, sometimes they don’t listen to me or my husband. It is incredibly frustrating for us, and we both lose our patience quickly with them. When this happens, we find that they start playing ...

Overcoming the odds

When you think of gymnastics, it’s easy to think of cartwheels and handstands. But four girls, Arianna Vincenzes, Macy Wilton, Lisa Lewis and Elleece Summerson, from the Bearfoot Gymnastics team, took home nine first place medals from state competitions in everything from uneven bars to the ...

Minimalist Mama

I’ve heard a lot about having a “no-spend month” as a way to save money and I kept finding excuses to put it off. Then I realized that the excuses were holding me back — after all, what did I have to lose by trying it? No-spend months are a way to drastically reduce your spending ...

Creature comforts

This is a story best told sideways. So, let’s start from the middle. Monday, 3:30 a.m.: I was awakened to the sound of retching. Surer than any alarm clock, this sound rousts me from the deepest sleep as instantly and completely as a bucket of ice water thrown over me. In one fluid ...