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Put pumpkin puree to work as part of a frozen winter treat

All four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is blended up with fruit — usually berries or banana — and ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: If anyone could ever die of a broken heart, it would be me at 77. I have been a faithful, loyal wife for 60 years. My husband, whom I’ve always thought was wonderful, and I have always been godly people. We’ve gone to church and helped our neighbors often. He had chest pains ...

Gratitude and hammocks: Oprah’s out with her favorite things

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things. Ranging in price from free (downloads of her Super Soul Conversations podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch TV that morphs into a painting), Winfrey’s annual list will be featured in ...

UK police investigating sex assault linked to Spacey

LONDON (AP) — London police are investigating an alleged 2008 sexual assault reportedly linked to Kevin Spacey in the latest setback for the ‘House of Cards’ star. Police Friday did not identify Spacey by name but said the department's child abuse and sexual offenses unit is ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 26 years. I’m 19 years younger than he is. We are civic-minded and devoted to family, hobbies and taking care of our mental and physical fitness. We renovated our second home together and lived there for 18 years, but we talked about moving ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m a man in my 30s who is a nudist at heart. Though I enjoy doing things clothes-free, my wife, “Jamie,” does not. Jamie has gone with me to a nude beach — and “participated” — only once, and that was as a gift for my quitting smoking. Jamie reluctantly allows me to ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’ve spent years watching my youngest brother tear my family apart, and now I need to make it stop. Coming into high school, he was bratty, angsty and entitled, but he was also the baby of the family and, let’s face it, a teenage boy. Fast-forward to four years later, and he ...

This image released by SundanceTV shows Celia Pacquola, right, and Luke McGregor in a scene from "Rosehaven." The series is set in Australia, where McGregor's character returns to his rural hometown to run his ailing mother's real-estate business. Meanwhile, Pacquola's character lands on his doorstep after her marriage goes bust.  (Scott Bradshaw/SundanceTV via AP)

2 best friends in a charming Aussie comedy about friendship

NEW YORK (AP) — It's time to make two new friends: Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor. They are real-life best friends and the creator-stars of “Rosehaven,” an adorable comedy set in their native Australia that has now been imported by SundanceTV. It airs Wednesday night at 1 a.m. ...

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Shown are spooky watermelon treats.

From easy art to a sweet treat

Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead – but don’t stop there. After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of ...

Write on

I woke up, saw my mom and went to school like any normal day. I did not see my dad because he was still asleep. At school, daydreaming and waiting for the classes to be over, the phone rang from the main office getting everyone’s attention. The teacher called my name and said, “Take your ...

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Shown is blackberry brandy cobbler.

Blackberry brandy cobbler

While they fruit throughout the summer, blackberries are one of the special treats of late autumn because they persist long after other harvests are finished. I had my heart set on peach cobbler rather than cake for my birthday, but October is late for peaches and with the peach blight this ...

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The Daverio pups are shown dressed up for Halloween. From left, are Miriam (bee), Kevin (flying monkey), Walter (banana) and back row, Ivy (turtle).

Creature Comforts

Dear Walter, 1. I know all kinds of tricks (sit, shake and high-five!) 2. I do all my tricks for treats — the better the treats, the better my tricks. So why is it “trick OR treat?” Why not “tricks FOR treats?” — Will Work for Food Dear WWFF, Being a dachshund, I just have to ...

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The Grilled Cheese Cafe will be one food trucks who will participate in the Battle of the Food Trucks on Saturday at the DuBoistown Fire Department.

‘Battle of the Food Trucks’ to benefit DuBoistown Fire Department

Members of the DuBoistown Fire Department, 2661 Euclid Ave., DuBoistown, will host the “Battle of the Food Trucks” from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free to the public, but each of the individual 15 food trucks that have signed up so far, will charge for their dishes. Participants ...

JVB Check it Out

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will again serve as a “Come Write In” location for participants of National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a fun approach to creative writing that encourages participants to write a 50,000-word novel from Nov. 1-30. NaNoWriMo’s Come ...

LAPS seeks donations

The Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Drive, River Front South Complex, South Williamsport, is seeking items used in the everyday care of the shelter cats. The following are items that are needed by the shelter. • Dry sweeping cloth refills (“Swiffer” or ...

American Life in Poetry

I was deeply moved by this week’s poem, which shows us the courage of a person struggling with a disability, one that threatens the way in which she wishes to present herself. It illustrates the fierce dignity that many of us have observed in elderly people. Wesley McNair served five years ...

Area Bridge Club results reported

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Oct. 16 — Craig Netzley and Judy Stein, 48; Joyce Morgan and Mary Ann Churba, 45; Kay Dando and Lisa Godin, 44; Lois Wentzler and Vera Peters, 40; David Winters and Ann ...

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 Word, Please: Mistakes happen

I don’t like to complain about typos. Mistakes happen. Even the best writers and editors can let them slip by. And lord knows I’ve made my share. Nor do I like to point to typos and say, “Look! Here’s proof that editing standards are going down the tubes!” It’s too unscientific. ...

Help Project Linus top 20,000 blankets delivered by end of year

Since its organization in 2000, the local chapter of Project Linus has delivered nearly 20,000 handmade blankets to comfort children in the central Susquehanna valley. For the past 17 years, volunteer blanket makers have made blankets that go to pediatric units and emergencey departments of ...