Lifestyle News

Upcoming reunions in the area

Reunion notices are published as a one-time courtesy at no charge on Sundays in the Lifestyle section. Information must be received in writing by the Lifestyle department at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Reunion notices not received in time will be published the ...

How to make a juicy blueberry pie and keep your crust crisp

We wanted a pie that had a firm, juicy filling full of fresh blueberry flavor with still plump berries, and we also wanted a crisp, flaky crust. To thicken the pie, we tried cornstarch as well as our gluten-free flour blend but preferred tapioca starch, which was subtle enough to allow the ...

Five Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America honors local Scouts

Williamson Road District Executive Chris Theurich and Kurt Groeber, chair, gave awards to 14 men and women for their service to the district in Corning, New York. The Five Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America is composed of four districts, one being the Williamson Road District, which ...

Lifestyle briefs

Montoursville Garden Club to hold meeting MONTOURSVILLE — The Montoursville Garden Club will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Sue Miller, Federated Garden Club flower show judge and member of the Duboistown Garden Club, will demonstrate how to ...

Mildred McFadden celebrates 100 years

Mildred McFadden, known to everyone as “Millie,” will celebrate 100 years on Monday. Millie lives at home in Newberry Estates with her daughter Jeannine, as she has for the last 45 years. She is the mother of eight children, ages 58-71; 10 grandchildren, ages 31-46; and 16 ...

David Sedaris seeks catharsis in ‘Calypso’

“Calypso” (Little, Brown and Co.), by David Sedaris “Though there’s an industry built on telling you otherwise, there are few real joys to middle age.” So begins David Sedaris’ first collection of essays since 2013, firmly grounded in the present, but with the same sense of ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Cast” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The 17th Suspect” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 3. “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “By Invitation Only” by Dorothea Benton Frank (William Morrow) 5. ...

This week at the library

Monday • Music and Coloring for Adults, 10 to 11 a.m., Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Knitting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Paint a Friendship Rock, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., West End Library, 45 Ballpark ...

Book review: ‘Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter’

“Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” is both a superb crime thriller and a textured literary drama driven by character and theme. In fact, author Tom Franklin handles each of these aspects so well that it’s tough to know which one to emphasize. Winner of the Willie Morris Award for ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I have made the decision to refrain from having children. People are very nosy, always asking when we will have kids, as we have been married for six years and I am 32. When I tell them we have chosen not to have children, which I consider a decent response, I get ...

Union County Historical Society to present program on World War I

LEWISBURG — A World War I program will be presented by the Union County Historical Society at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and June 10, Dale-Engle-Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road. World War I reenactors will be available throughout the weekend to discuss soldering during the War. On ...

A Word, Please

When I was a kid, I had a pony. I don’t mention that a lot. People get the wrong impression: pampered rich girl prancing around a snooty stable on an English saddle. Not even close. My sister’s and my ponies were obtained in a swap for some used CB radios (remember those, good buddy?). ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m very frustrated, and I would like your opinion, please. My daughter-in-law doesn’t seem to realize that some of the things she does really hurt me. I’ve always been there for my son and daughter-in-law. I try very hard to be a good mother-in-law. I never interfere. I ...

Gender-bending, time-traveling pronouns: A history

NEW YORK (AP) — On college campuses and in workplaces, across social media and in deference to non-binary people, gender-neutral pronouns are more than just a new wave of political correctness. They’re the focus of debate that stretches back hundreds of years. Early word coiners were ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I work in health and wellness for the largest retailer in the world. I love my job, but there are so many things I don’t understand. Management is always on us about making money (which I understand), but no matter what we do, it is never enough. We reside in a depressed area ...

When Def Leppard and Journey tour together, expect the hits

NEW YORK — Def Leppard and Journey have hit the road together for a 60-show tour, but they promise there won’t be any squabbles over which band headlines each night. “If it’s 60 shows, it’s 30 each. Simple as that,” says Joe Elliott, lead singer of Def Leppard. “You know, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I read your column in my local paper, and you seem to respond in an unbiased manner, so I am turning to you for advice. Over the past few months, I have received invitations to a 1-year-old’s birthday party, a graduation and a wedding reception (not the wedding). In each case, ...

Poet inspired by Williamsport and life’s moments

The free-verse poetry found in “The Buddha Knot,” written by Michael McManus, of Harrisburg, and formerly of Williamsport, touches on “love, loss, death (ecstasies and agonies)” of everyday life and moments, McManus said. “The Buddha Knot,” is “about the life I’ve lived and the ...

Creature Comforts

With the recent ongoing soaking rains, my backyard has become a giant, sloshy, muddy, mucky puddle full of shaggy, tall, weed-infested grass. And the dogs love it. The dachshunds enjoy weaving or pronking through the tall grass (which has grown quickly to heights way over their heads), ears ...

A Word, Please

The semicolon and I got off to a bad start. I was an insecure teenager sitting in typing class wondering why this obnoxious little punctuation mark deserved one of just eight coveted spots under my fingertips. In true insecure-teenager style, I figured I was the problem. The only punctuation ...