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Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

NEW YORK — Philip Roth had it all planned. “Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service,” his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I just started high school, and it’s been going great, but it’s kind of crazy. A lot of people who know me know that I’m a silly person. I try to be funny when I can, and I love making people laugh. Sometimes I joke with my friends in class, but I wonder whether that makes me ...

RiverWoods resident celebrates 101 years

RiverWoods Senior Living Community resident Bertha Button celebrated her 101st birthday on Sept. 21, 2018. Bertha enjoyed birthday cake with RiverWoods Nursing Care Center staff and residents. Born in New Columbia and married her husband Al Button in 1943. They were married for 33 ...

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

NEW YORK (AP) — Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage. The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide of 100 tips, tricks and projects involving beer. Heading to Munich for Oktoberfest, or ...

Serve chicken cutlets with tart orange sauce and olives

Now that my kids are on their own and cooking for themselves, both have thanked me for passing on one technique in particular: how to cook a thin piece of protein and make a pan sauce from the drippings. It is indeed a quick, easy and affordable skill with endless variations. It also guarantees ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My wife is a self-employed accountant, and she did work for some friends a few years ago. She billed them at the time for several hours of work, charging a modest fee. It was a complex situation, and another accountant was involved, representing a different family member. The work ...

Margiela touts genderless fashion in Paris with new campaign

PARIS — Maison Margiela went co-ed in Wednesday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week, as designer John Galliano bravely championed gender difference in a powerful new runway show. It’s an important issue everywhere, but particularly in the image-driven global fashion industry which has ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have no one to go to about this. I feel so guilty for even saying this, but I hate my mom. Both of my parents are alcoholics. Every time they drink, they don’t know how to act, especially my mom. She is the worst type of drunk a person could be; she urinates on herself, and ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I wish I had listened to my mom when she told me to go to college. I was 18 and didn’t want to do it. I really liked working with machines, so I got a job doing that. Also, not everybody went to college back then. Five years later, my girlfriend got pregnant, and I stayed at the ...

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

NEW YORK — The gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore’s Donald Trump-themed documentary, ...

CBS star Weatherly says Moonves situation is ‘complicated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weatherly is a fixture at CBS. He played Anthony DiNozzo on “NCIS” from its premiere in 2003 until 2016, when he left to star in his own CBS series, “Bull.” It’s that history with the network that Weatherly says makes it difficult to comment on Les ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: What’s with people saying “I apologize” instead of “I’m sorry”? The former is just used to tell somebody that you know you did something wrong. When you tell somebody that you apologize, to me it means nothing. But when you go up to somebody and say you’re sorry for ...

Falling for fashion

From plaids, wide-legged pants, dainty jewelry to deep, rich-toned colors, autumn is back with oversized cardigans and comfortable staple pieces to snuggle up in when the weather starts to cool down. “For fall, everyone should have a comfy flannel or chambray button-up shirt, a good pair of ...

A Word, Please

I don’t remember where, I don’t remember when, but at one point in my childhood I found myself holding a copy of “Helter Skelter,” Vincent Bugliosi’s bone-chilling account of the Charles Manson murders. I didn’t read it. I was probably 9 or 10 at the time, and not really one to ...

London fashion

LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark the 10-year anniversary of the label that solidified the former Spice Girl’s status as a fashion icon. Her show was one of the most sought-after at the current edition of the ...

Home Country

Doc didn’t expect any patients before 10 o’clock this morning, so he was up and coffee’d and gone by 6:30. Lewis Creek. The Lunker’s hole on Lewis Creek. The Lunker is a huge rainbow trout that everyone knows about and no one has caught. So far he has resisted flies, worms, salmon ...

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 ...

A nutty and dense coffee cake that’s pure decadence is here

This ultra-rich coffee cake is pure decadence, from its nutty topping and dramatic swirls of cinnamon sugar to its supremely moist, dense crumb. We cut softened butter into the dry ingredients for a tight, velvety crumb, and sour cream delivered distinct tang. Sprinkling a simple streusel ...

The secret to a deep-dish apple pie? Precooking the apples

There’s no better way to enjoy fall’s abundant apple harvest than in a towering deep-dish pie. Unfortunately, this dessert often yields unevenly cooked, shrunken apples swimming in an ocean of their own exuded juices atop a pale, soggy crust. We wanted each slice to be dense with juicy ...

Berry scones that are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight

These scones are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight, brimming with juicy, sweet berries in a buttery, rich crumb. We achieved a perfectly crumbly texture by incorporating butter in two ways, processing some with flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for even distribution, then pulsing more ...