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What’s new at the James V. Brown Library?

This comprehensive and invaluable book shows you how to get the most out of an iPad with iOS 10. The iPad is a user-friendly, portable multimedia device with endless capabilities. This book teaches you how to surf the internet, write emails, jot down notes and maintain a calendar. The iPads ...

Poached cod with papaya gives tropical twist to weeknights

Balancing healthy eating with a crazy weeknight schedule is tricky for everyone. We all have competing priorities that chip away at our days: kids, careers, school, home, family obligations all take time and energy. And next thing we know, it’s 6 p.m. and we haven’t given any thought to ...

KitchenWise: Cheesy baked grits a deeply satisfying staple

A kind of carbo-licious porridge made from dried and coarsely ground corn, grits are to Southern cuisine what potatoes are to Northern cuisine — a deeply satisfying staple. Like squash, tomatoes and deep-pit barbecuing, grits came to define Southern cooking via the cuisines of such southeast ...

Lifestyle briefs

SPCA offering Valentine’s Day adoption special In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering special incentives for adoption this week. Signs will be on display showing which animals are available for the ...

Pet Tales: Local dogs compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Show

Most people have never been to an American Kennel Club dog show, but they’ll tune in to watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on television. This is the 141st year that the prestigious show has been held in New York City, attracting “the best of the best” canines from the U.S. and ...

Lifestyle briefs

MONTOURSVILLE — The Christian Women’s Club will host the “Deep into the Winter” brunch from 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87 N. Christine Koons will present “Uh-Oh, Time for a New Coat” and Kathleen Radspinner will be the vocalist. There is a cost ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I will very soon turn 68. I was with my ex-husband for 42 years before we divorced eight years ago. I dated several men in the first four years, but four years ago, I connected with a man I had dated in high school. We spend three nights a week together and a little of the day ...

Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — A border collie named Trick rocketed to a win full of four-footed focus in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show agility contest Saturday. And next door, also tackling hurdles, tunnels and weaving poles, were some decidedly rare breeds for ...

Maine sixth graders advocate to make it easier to own hedgehogs as pets

By MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Some Maine sixth-graders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a bill that would make it easier for residents to keep hedgehogs as pets. Maine and eight other states currently restrict or ban the tiny, quill-covered creatures, ...

Galentine’s Day: Ladies celebrating ladies

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not — if you’re married, single or have a significant other, a girl always has to find some time for her girlfriends, too. While Feb. 14 is a day traditionally reserved to celebrate lovers, Feb. 13 is a day now gaining momentum as a day to ...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

(EDITORS NOTE: The following story is written by a Lock Haven Univeristy intern for the Clinton County Women’s Center in honor of  February as healthy relationships/Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The story is the first of three, to spread awareness about what individuals can do if ...

Reach your resolutions

Despite most New Year’s resolutions centering on physical health-related goals, dreams and desires, there are many other ways to better yourself in 2017. By focusing on different parts of your life, you can become a more well-rounded person thanks to a few simple tips, tricks and ...

5 easy ways to say ‘I love you’

If gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions like Valentine’s Day are likely to bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating will only serve to elevate your unease. Follow these steps to simplify your shopping, and while you may not come to love the task of finding the perfect gift, ...

Williamsport Women

First-person accounts of life in Lycoming County in the 19th century are rare. One story that has been preserved is that of Jane Ross, an African-American woman who was reportedly 108 years old when she was interviewed by a Gazette & Bulletin reporter for a series entitled “Among the ...

JVB Check It Out

The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, requires Pennsyl­vania residents to use federally approved forms of identification, such as a passport book or passport card, for domestic air travel, access to federal buildings and admission to nuclear power plants by Jan. 22, 2018. For more ...

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

All too often poets shun simple, direct, and earthy words like “tea” in favor of others that sound more sophisticated, like Earl Grey or Lapsang Souchong. But fancy words put experience at a greater distance. Here’s a delightful poem by Jack Cooper, who lives in Los Angeles, and it ...

A Word, Please

In a recent column, I made the case for resolving to learn more about language and grammar in the new year. The response has been overwhelming: thousands upon thousands of emails pouring into my in-box cheering on my new movement and seeking out advice on how to polish one’s grammar skills to ...

Home Country

In the week before Valentine’s Day, Marvin Pincus had two new customers for his (free of charge, of course) love advice and fly-tying consultation services. He tied up a midge for one client, a salmon streamer wrapped in lead for another, and wished them well. This was his busy time, of ...

How do you know when you’re really an adult?

Think back on those milestones that made you feel like you were finally a grown-up. The curious minds at Moen investigated the markers of adulthood, via an online survey conducted by Harris Poll. Some of the most common signs reported by those polled include: Moving out Forty-nine ...