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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 ...

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Friends of the James V. Brown Library Upcoming October Book Review Luncheon

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will hold their October book review luncheon Friday in the Welch Family Wing of the library. Lunch will begin at noon and the review will begin at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Reed will review Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, ...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, singer Rihanna poses for photographers upon arrival at the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna fashion range launch during London Fashion Week in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

To women of color, Rihanna’s cosmetics launch is personal

NEW YORK (AP) — Worokya Duncan is the director of inclusion for a private school in Manhattan, so her embrace of diversity is a no-brainer. She’s also a big makeup person frustrated over the years by cosmetics companies that don’t seem to get how important it is for women of color like ...

Jean Reno talks seduction at Lanvin designer’s Paris debut

PARIS (AP) — It was debuts and new faces at Paris Fashion Week Wednesday as Lanvin’s new designer unveiled his first collection and Lacoste returned to the French capital. Here are the highlights of the 2018 spring-summer ready-to-wear shows. Lanvin’s play-it-safe debut The son of ...

Review: ‘Sleeping Beauties’ lacks page-turning intensity

Of all the gifts a father can give his son, near the top must be a co-written novel. After all, slapping the name Stephen King on the cover pretty much guarantees a best-seller. But King fans who crack open “Sleeping Beauties” may be disappointed. The book lacks the page-turning intensity ...

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Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “A Column of Fire” by Ken Follett (Viking) 2. “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye” by David Lagercrantz (Knopf) 3. “The Romanov Ransom” by Cussler/Burcell (Putnam) 4. “Enemy of the State” by Kyle Mills (Atria/Bestler) 5. “Secrets in Death” by ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • ALLENWOOD — The Warrior Run High School varsity cheerleaders will hold a gift card benefit bingo at the Warrior Run Fire Dept. social hall, First Street. Money raised will benefit a trip to perform in the pregame show at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on New Year’s Day. ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Three years ago, my former high school sweetheart and I had a one-night stand. We both live in different states, but I was visiting my family. Although we didn’t have intercourse, he seems to dwell on this night. For example, when he knew that I was planning a visit the ...

5 fun ways to promote tween confidence

Experts say a significant drop in self-esteem happens between ages 9-12. Instilling confidence in children during these pivotal years can start with action-oriented activities that promote family time and conversation. “Simple tasks like doing a good deed for others, learning something new ...

Home Country: Dud’s book

Dud had been sitting there looking at his computer for 20 minutes and he hadn’t gotten any more done on the book. You know the one. Dud calls it “Murder in the Soggy Bottoms,” and the rest of us call it “The Duchess and the Truck Driver” because the two main characters are …. yeah, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My father-in-law and mother-in-law died a couple of years ago, months apart from each other. When it came to settling the estate, the will stated in clear and precise terms that everything was to be divided 50-50 between my sister-in-law, “Jackie,” and my wife. We did as they ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I are retired. We are in our 70s, and he is in poor health. He has cancer. But the problem I’m writing to you about is that he does not get visits or calls from his family on a regular basis unless he’s in the hospital. They live in the same town as we do. When I ...

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Dear Annie: Why do people think it is OK to say rude things to very thin people? Acquaintances and friends say such things to me all the time: “You are so skinny! You need to gain weight.” Would they tell a heavy person that she needs to lose weight because she is so fat? I don’t think ...

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Dear Annie: I live in a very small Montana town with a very short summer season. My friends and neighbors and I have been inundated with summer guests who have made our town and homes their summer vacation destination. Every year, our own summers have been ruined because of this guest influx. ...

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Dear Annie: I have been married for seven years. My husband has had not one but several affairs. And he didn’t just have affairs; he had two kids born six weeks apart from two different women. I love my husband and am helping him raise these children, who are now 2 years old. I keep telling ...

‘Kidpreneur’ startup

A Williamsport youth recently built and operated his own sandwich stand, selling made-to-order sandwiches, chips and lemonade. The almost incredible thing about this is, Elliott Derr is 5 years old. Most experts agree that the first five years of life are formative in nature, that it’s a ...

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Shown in this photo provided by The Tie Bar is a gingham shirt, paired with a complimentary tie. Gingham is a very popular print this fall.

Searching for style

Headed into fall, there definitely are some things to look forward to — leaves will be changing, pumpkin spice already has been rolled out and before we know it, little Halloween fiends will be knocking on our doors for treats. Here’s the problem, if you’re anything like me, my ...

Moments of Motherhood

“I’m a strong girl, Mama. You told me to be.” Those 10 words that made me insanely proud but yet at the very same time, broke a piece of my heart. It was suffice to say that she was the most independent out of our four children. She smiled the most, she laughed the most, definitely ...

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In the wake of tropical storms, this September has had some cooler and more dreary days, which always puts me in the mood for soup and stew. Making tried-and-true recipes I grew up with can be comforting, but also somewhat limiting. Looking outside the box, I gravitated to a recipe I’ve ...

Petco Foundation invests in lifesaving work of Beckoning Cat Project

Beckoning Cat Project of Williamsport recently announced that it has been awarded a grant of $7,500 from the Petco Foundation to support its TNR (trap, neuter and release) and low cost spay/neuter for cats. Beckoning Cat Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “community ...