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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 ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Tailspin” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 3. “Serpentine” by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 4. “The Outsider” by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. “Paradox” by ...

Author unleashes non-stop action in ‘Swift Vengeance’

"Swift Vengeance” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by T. Jefferson Parker A drone circles like a bird of prey, waiting for a clear shot at a terrorist. Thousands of miles away in America, its operator seems, at first glance, to be playing a video game. Military drone operators know they are ...

A Word, Please: 6 possessives that will trip you up

Possessives shouldn’t be difficult. In many languages, they’re not. In French for example, to talk about the car belonging to Robert, you just say “the car of Robert”: la voiture de Robert. Spanish works the same way, with “de,” meaning “of”: el auto de Robert. English ...

This week at the library

Monday • Knitting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Breakout, 4 to 5 p.m., Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Mifflinburg. Tuesday • Toddler Discover, 9:30 a.m., Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • ...

Shearer-Beamer

Tabitha Lynn Shearer and Javon Michael Beamer, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 3 p.m. July 28, 2018. Sue Jamison officiated at the ceremony held at Central Oak Heights, West Milton, where a reception also was held. The bride is the daughter of Amy Sullenberger, of ...

Mussels and fennel combine to make a winning pasta dish

Don’t be intimidated by mussels; they’re easier to prepare than you think and they make a great weeknight option. The mussels here are cooked in a flavorful broth that becomes a light sauce for the pasta. The addition of fresh tarragon underscores the anise flavor of the sauteed fennel in ...

Upcoming reunions

Stabler The 89th Stabler reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 3, 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: Next month, I will be moving into my boyfriend’s apartment, which he shares with two other guys. They’ve been living together for about two years, and everyone gets along without issue. They all have their own space and work different hours, so depending on the time, it’s kind ...

Teen library intern does more than shelve books

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Cabell County Public Library was chosen by the American Library Association for a connected internship earlier this year, and the intern sponsored by the program is wrapping up her final hours before she goes back to school. Rebekah Nix, a 16-year-old rising ...

Cooking on deadline: Queso dip great when fresh corn around

I’ve always loved the saying, “everything in moderation, including moderation.” This is how I think about cooking and eating in general; I usually like to cook and eat pretty healthily, but sometimes I like to just roll around in cream and butter and cheese. And not low fat cheese. This ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Aug. 13 — Joyce Wilson and Mary Ann Churba, 64; Craig Netzley and Ann Day, 62; Ann Collins and Marge Winder, 59; Sarabelle Leuthner and Marie Zurinsky, 56; Joyce Morgan ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m writing about my 53-year-old stepson, “Sam.” I helped to raise Sam starting when he was 11. His first mom was murdered with a handgun a year before. He was already difficult as a younger child and already into drugs, including alcohol. Things got worse. My husband and I ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m worried that my boyfriend is abusing his prescription drugs. He goes for days without taking them and then takes several times the recommended doses all at once. He says he likes the intense rush he feels when he takes them this way. (They’re stimulants.) I’ve expressed ...

Don’t throw in the towel, turn it into a tote bag

CONCORD, N.H. — Summer is coming to a close, but don’t throw in the towel just yet. Carry it to the beach or pool in style. I admit, I sent my son to day camp for five weeks this summer with a rather ratty towel crammed into his backpack with his swimsuit, lunch and water bottle. But ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m not writing in about any problem you can solve. This letter is about a much bigger problem — namely, the state of the world today. It’s impossible to turn on the news without getting depressed, whether because of natural disasters or the bitter state of politics in our ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: It’s important to have etiquette on the phone, no matter to whom you are speaking. When you take the time to call someone but the person is preoccupied, talks over you or doesn’t say “excuse me” when someone in the room is speaking to him or her while you’re on the phone, ...

Ogden man designs bikes that are a little sketchy, scary

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — It’s easy to find someone with a love for bicycles in Utah, but Mark Johnson looks at cycling a little different than most. “I want to ride a bike that’s kind of dangerous, that’s a little sketchy, that’s a little scary,” said Johnson. This hunt for a ...

Use fresh local tomatoes for crispy tomato salad

Even though fresh local tomatoes start popping up at the market in July, they don’t really hit their peak until August — and that’s when I get happy. The tomato is absolutely my favorite vegetable (even if it’s technically a berry). This crispy tomato salad combines cooked tomatoes and ...

From high school to the golden years

75 years ago, Raymond Venema, Melvin Durrwachter and Hilary Schmouder all graduated from Williamsport High School in 1943. The three gentlemen coincidently ended up living nearby one another at The Meadows, a personal care community. Raymond, Durrwachter and Schmouder all are 94 years old and ...