Lifestyle News

Recyclable material collection schedule

Curbside recycling is offered in participating municipalities at no cost to the resident. Items collected at the curb are limited to clear glass bottles, brown glass bottles, green glass bottles, steel/tin cans and aluminum cans. Use any color 5-gallon bucket (no bags) to hold recyclables and ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: It’s been over a year now since my wife left for the fourth time. This time, I really don’t have confirmation of her exact reason, but I can hazard a good guess, because the other three times she left for the same reason. She thinks I’m a cheater. In her mind, there is always ...

The Salvation Army Santa Fund

Dear Santa, Volunteers are special to The Salvation Army: Telling the story of The Salvation Army and having them then become part of the many volunteers that The Salvation Army is blessed to have volunteers throughout the year. Of course during the business of the Christmas season, volunteers ...

A time of giving

During challenging times at the Lycoming Mall in Pennsdale, volunteers of The Salvation Army and American Rescue Workers, both of Williamsport, will again be ringing bells this year to remind the public there are many in need this holiday season. With two of the mall’s anchor stores having ...

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Minimalist Mama

This month’s topic might be a little painful for some of you. But it all comes down to this: The secret to having less is to buy less and own less. I know, it’s not really a secret, but it IS hard to do. Because even if you stop the flow of items into your home that you purchase, it’s ...

YWCA Our Voice

It seems that every day a News app notification pops up on my iPhone telling me that a person has come forward saying a famous man sexually assaulted or harassed them in the past. Political figures, news anchors, actors and Hollywood directors have been accused for inappropriate behavior. ...

American Life in Poetry

Many of us at some hour have struggled with organized religion, maybe all night, like Jacob wrestling the angel. Here’s a fine poem by Fleda Brown, from her book “No Need of Sympathy.” She is the former poet laureate of Delaware and now lives in Michigan. Her new and selected poems, The ...

Life Changes

The holidays are often a time for reflection on our lives. Maybe in part, because we finally take some time to interact in ways that we might not during the rest of the year. Or maybe there’s finally an awareness that we’ve made ourselves too busy to participate “once again.” We ...

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Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

According to reports, an Italian bronze nutcracker dating back to the 4th century B.C. is among the earliest one known and King Henry VIII gave Anne Boleyn a nutcracker as a gift. Nutcrackers span the globe among various cultures. Sparked by famous examples amassed by collectors, an interest ...

JVB Check It Out

The holidays are rapidly approaching and you may be trying to search for that perfect gift for the person on your list who seems to have everything. Did you know that there is a way to cross that person off your holiday list and give a gift that benefits your community? With the James V. ...

Milton Historical Society to hold holiday open house

MILTON — As Milton closes out its Bicentennial year, the Milton Historical Society proudly announces a two-weekend, holiday open house at its Cameron House museum, located on Route 405 just south of Milton. The Cameron House will be open to the public today from 1-5 p.m., from 4-8 p.m. ...

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 ...

The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are decorated with "The Nutcracker Suite" theme during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dancing ballerinas help kick off Christmas at White House

WASHINGTON — Ballerinas leaping to the strains of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” helped to launch this year’s Christmas at the White House, featuring a traditional decor that Melania Trump chose for her family’s first holiday season in the White House. The first lady’s theme is ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver St., will hold an open house and silent auction from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 570-398-9891. monday • HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., will hold ...

The Salvation Army Santa Fund

Dear Santa, Growing up “A Miracle on 34th Street” was always my favorite movie. It questioned your existence and made people think about the things around them, but don’t worry, Santa, I have always believed in you. You always take care of the people of the world, without a second ...

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Fairfield Auto Group and customers make donation to Lycoming County SPCA

The Lycoming County SPCA recently received a $23,250 donation from the Fairfield Auto Group. All nine of the Fairfield dealerships participated in a promotion that gave money from every car sold in October to the locally funded shelter. The surprise donation will be used to help investigate and ...

Publisher’s weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Oathbringer: Book Three” by Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2. “Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich (Putnam) 3. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 5. “End Game” by David Balducci (Grand ...

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Reincarnation trope explores sci-fi, fantasy and romance

Michael Poore opens his book, “Reincarnation Blues,” by introducing the main character Milo, who at this point in time is living in the Florida Keys in 2017. From the second sentence — “It begins on the day he was eaten by a shark.” — it is clear this is no ordinary novel. Milo has ...

A Word, Please

Once upon a time I was a brand-new copy editor brimming with enthusiasm for my newly acquired editing knowledge. Like a lot of brand-new copy editors, I didn’t have much context for understanding the rules. I didn’t realize that most were style conventions and not true grammar rules. So I ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for almost 20 years, and for all of those years, my in-laws have ruined my holiday season. From the very beginning, I’ve tried really hard to be gracious, kind and generous. These are all of the attributes that my mother (now deceased) always told me that ...