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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with my fiance for seven years. When we first started dating and I met his mother, she cried and said, “Take care of him.” Mind you, he’s 52 years old. I didn’t think anything of it. Well, six years later, I can’t count all the incidents of ...

‘Fischer’s Autism Trilogy’

Local author Paul Nelson was inspired by his son, Michael, who has autism, to begin writing in hopes to change perceptions about people with autism. Nelson shares in his writings the blessings and the challenges of those with autism, he said. He has written “Fisher’s Autism Trilogy,” ...

Liam, Emma lead top baby names in US for 2017

Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl’s name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday. Liam pushed last year’s champ, Noah, to ...

Veggin’ Out

So, all this time, I’ve never tried quinoa until just a couple of weeks ago. I know, I know! Honestly, I was holding off because I didn’t think I was going to like it, but really wanted to like it. But guess what? I did! Since then, I’ve been looking for some good recipes for quinoa ...

Lifestyle briefs

Waterville Fire Company to host ham dinner WATERVILLE — The Waterville Fire Company, 11009 N. Route 44, will host a ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the fire hall. Take-out will be available. There is a cost. To complete a take-out order, call 570-753-8463. Stone Church ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host “Defining the Blues,” the final program in the “Being Well: Mental Health Matters Series,” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30. The program will be presented by Barbara Vanaskie, LCSW, Behavioral Health manager/behavioral health consultant ...

American Life in Poetry

Though most of the poems we publish in this column are about staying at home in America and noticing what’s happening around us, our poets do sometimes go abroad. Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota’s poet laureate, has sent you the following picture postcard from Ireland. It’s from her latest book, ...

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 ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club May 7 — Gene Waltz and Judy Stein, 48; Don Dascher and Marge Winder, 42; Sally Manning and Mary Ann Churba, 39; David Winters and Craig Netzley, 35. May 9 — Mary Ann ...

Cooking on deadline: Salmon panzanella

In the most perfect of all worlds, things look as good as they taste. That’s true with this dish. Pink salmon, bright tomatoes (grab multicolored ones if that’s an option), flecks of purpley onion, pale chunks of toasty bread and a drizzle of bright green basil oil — a virtual ...

Family reunited with lost dog found 4 years later in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Lansing, Michigan, man thought it might be a prank when he received a call from a microchip company telling him his family’s dog had been found in Toledo — more than 100 miles away — four years after she ran away. “I was stunned,” Bradley Wieferich told The ...

A tangy, tomatoey, sauce is the star of barbecued chicken

A tangy, tomatoey, molasses-laced sauce is the indisputable star of traditional American barbecued chicken. The brick-hued sauce should be mopped on as the chicken cooks, resulting in a beautifully browned (not charred) exterior surrounding moist, evenly cooked meat. Our classic barbecue ...

A Word, Please Seven past participles you should probably look up

Last week we talked about how to look up past participles in your dictionary. Here’s a condensed lesson: For any irregular verb, the past tense and past participle are listed right after the entry word, in that order. But knowing where to look for answers is just half the battle. You also ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The 17th Suspect” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “The Forgotten Road” by Richard Paul Evans (Simon ...

This week at the library

Monday • Knitting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Libby Overdrive App, 5 to 6 p.m., Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Breakout!, 5 to 6 p.m., Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Mifflinburg. • Board ...

New book offers hilarious and poignant take on motherhood

“Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” (Harper Perennial), by Kimberly Harrington Motherhood is nothing if not a roller coaster of emotions, and a new book on the topic captures the wild ride perfectly. “Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” by Kimberly ...

‘Latin Cuisine Comes to You’ classes to be held

Experience food demonstration, tasting sessions and hands-on food preparation of popular South American recipes. Learn how to plan meals using local foods and flavors from the region and locally as a part of a healthy eating plan. Over a three class series, attendees will be introduced to ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I was born and raised in America but am engaged to a Nigerian guy I met on Facebook. We have been dating for two years now through text messages, video calls and phone calls. He claims he has no money to travel here, so his getting here mainly depends on me. I am disabled and on a ...

Local Girl Scouts honored with Gold Awards

HARRISBURG — 60 Gold Award Girl Scouts were recognized for earning the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award on May 12 at the Hershey Lodge Convention Center. This prestigious award is earned by a select group of Girl Scouts who demonstrated a higher commitment to improving communities ...