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When should kids start helping in the kitchen? Now is good

As the author of family-oriented cookbooks, I am often asked these two questions: “When is a good time to have your kids start helping in the kitchen?” Answer: Now! And, “Which tasks can kids do at what ages?” Answer: Depends on your kid. Some 7-year-olds are ready to use a sharp ...

Upcoming reunions

Stabler The 89th Stabler reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Labor Day, Monday, at Pavilion No. 5, Indian Park, Montoursville, for the descendants of George and Elizabeth Ulmer Stabler. Bring a dish to share, table service and drink. Special recognition and gifts will be given out to the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: During the past year, I have had some health issues that have required that I stay in a hospital and then a nursing facility for several months. I am in my 40s, and it’s been extremely hard on my family, but I am now recovering at home. A month ago, my husband told me that ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my brother, “Josh.” Josh seems to want to cut me and our mom out of his life. I’m indifferent to how much contact I have with my brother, but Mom is not. Josh is having surgery in a few days, and though he didn’t directly state it, it’s clear that he ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: OK, I realize there are innumerable insurmountable, earth-shaking universal problems in our world. This is definitely a “First World problem,” but it is one that could be easily fixed. Could manufacturers please mark their food products with expiration dates that are easy to ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: You recently wrote that an adult daughter was wrong to discard her mother’s pantry food without asking her first — even food that had expired. What do you think about the current trend of girlfriends and wives discarding their boyfriends’ and husbands’ outdated clothes? I ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: A couple of years ago, when I was starting a business, a friend put me in touch with her friend “Margaret,” who had just started her own boutique marketing and public relations firm. I ended up hiring Margaret to help promote my new business. She was going to pitch articles ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I was recently shopping in a department store, when I heard the very loud screams of a child. Because the screaming was so abnormal, I wanted to seek the child out to see what was causing it. When I found the screamer, she was being pushed in a stroller by her mother, with a man ...

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

LOS ANGELES — The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when ...

Recipe of the Month

With vibrant colors and savory flavors, one of Franco’s Lounge’s, 12 W. Fourth St., popular appetizers is the mixed greens and pine nut bruschetta, said Alfredo “Fred” Daniele. At Franco’s, the dish is served as a bruschetta but the sauteed mixture is versatile and can be used on ...

A brown rice salad with asparagus that’s a hearty side dish

This fresh, hearty side dish will stand out among its richer, creamier counterparts on the holiday table. We achieved perfectly cooked brown rice by boiling it in abundant water. Sprinkling the rice with bright lemon juice while it was still warm boosted its flavor. To easily turn our brown ...

A mushroom burger that’s glorified by chilies and cheese

Some of the greatest chilies you’ll ever eat hail from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley, which is why — naturally enough — tiny Hatch, New Mexico, is known as “The Chili Capital of the World.” This being the season for Hatch chilies, I thought it might be fun to showcase them at one of ...

Over The Edge fundraising event to be held

Rappel spots are filling quickly for Williamsport’s first rappelling event, Over The Edge, for Oct. 27. Those wanting to experience the 105’ descent from the roof of the Lycoming County Housing Authority’s Williams­port Hepburn High Rise apartment building are encouraged to sign up ...

Home Country: The storm

It began as a whispered threat, this latest storm of ours. There was something in the air, a cleansing tonic, a murmur of sharpness. The trees on the hills looked different, then, seeming to stand out in sharper focus, in cleaner profile. It was the magical paintbru­sh of a gentle su­n ...

JVB Check It Out

As the first day of school approaches, is your child prepared for the academic year? Libraries across Pennsylvania grow students’ school readiness social, cognitive and emotional skills. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., offers year-round story times and early literacy programs to ...

Bicycle Recycle receives bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business Certification

The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling advocacy organization of 20,000 members, has recognized Factory Works with a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business Certification. Williamsport Bicycle Recycle, one of the six programs under Factory Works, submitted the application. ...

In Sandie Jones’ novel, a mom is a lurking monster

“The Other Woman” (Minotaur), by Sandie Jones The other woman in the title of Sandie Jones’ thriller isn’t an ex-girlfriend, a new affair or an obsessive stalker — though heroine Emily Havistock might welcome any of those rivals for the affections of Adam Banks. Instead, the ...

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 ...

Lifestyle briefs

Saint John’s School of the Arts to host Introduction to Bonsai classes Saint John’s School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St., will host Introduction to Bonsai classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4. Jason Paulhamus, owner of Bug Eaters and Stony Gap Bonsai, ...

Burke the bear visits London

Burke P. Bear recently toured London with three young and fun-loving British women. Burke P. Bear was named after Burke P. Derr, an inspirational teenager who passed away from cystic fibrosis (CF) in 1997. Since 1998, Burke P. Bear has toured every state and 34 countries to raise over ...