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There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee. But it’s a quiet time. A private ...

A Word, Please

“It must drive you nuts to see all the mistakes bad writers make!” When people learn your job is to catch writing errors, many guess that you’re so laser-focused on seeking out grammar, punctuation and spelling slip-ups that it’s nearly impossible to focus on the meaning of anything ...

Junior League to host 10th annual Cinderella’s Closet event

The Junior League of Williamsport will help make dreams come true for teenage girls by offering prom gowns at a low cost during its 10th annual Cinderella’s Closet event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25, at the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St. In 2016, young ladies took home 135 ...

Kathryn Burrows celebrates 103rd birthday

Kathryn Burrows, a native of Hughesville, celebrated her 103rd birthday on March 10 at Aristacare at Loyalsock. She said she never smoked or drank and tries to limit the amount of junk food she eats. She also attributes her longevity to having a very close family, and says she was especially ...

Vogue launches in the Arab world with bold mission and style

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Vogue launched its newest international edition this month, targeting a niche audience in the Middle East that is fashion conscious, style-driven and wealthy. If its debut is anything to go by, the magazine promises to be bold, representative and ...

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 ...

Tips for getting the most flavor — and juice — out of lemons

Fresh lemon — including the juice and the peel — is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it’s just so versatile. It can be the star of the show (as in this recipe) or a brilliant supporting actor (as in so many of my everyday dishes). It’s indispensable in fish ...

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives — the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath — she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the ...

Not a lumberjack? You can still eat a filling breakfast

I am a morning person (by choice, not nature, but that’s a story for another time) and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Strong coffee and a hearty morning meal make me feel like I’m on vacation, luxuriating in hashed-brown-and-bacon heaven, without a health or calorie care in the ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “Silence Fallen” by Patricia Briggs (Ace) 3. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (W.W.Norton) 4. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders (Random House) 5. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid ...

‘Bridges of Madison County’ author Robert James Waller dies

NEW YORK — Robert James Waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 romance novel “The Bridges of Madison County” was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and later into a soaring Broadway musical, has died in Texas, according to a longtime friend. He was ...

Aiming for inclusion, moms create Muslim fashions for dolls

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the day of the Women’s March on Washington — Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump took office as President — Gisele Barreto Fetterman and her 5-year-old daughter, Grace, held a march of their own in their Braddock home. A doll march. There was a black doll, a ...

Acid victims redefine beauty in Bangladesh fashion show

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Teen model Shonali Khatun strutted the catwalk as the audience cheered and clapped for a fashion show held in the capital of Bangladesh. But Khatun is no ordinary model, and this was no ordinary show. She and the 14 other models are survivors of acid attacks, common in ...

Review: ‘The Ten Thousand’

I read “Team Yankee” when it was published in 1987. I was fresh out of the Army and enjoyed the book. Coyle was a veteran and his writing reflected an effective grasp of life in combat in my Army. I read “Team Yankee” several times over the years. It continued to hold my interest. ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West’ By Peter Cozzens Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy ...

Exhibit at the Taber Museum salutes the South Williamsport Mountaineers

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., is now featuring class photographs from South Williamsport High School in its Community Room for the months of March and April. The collection of photographs are a recent gift to the museum’s permanent ...

A braised brisket recipe that’s perfect for any dinner party

Let’s get this out of the way early: you don’t need a Passover brisket recipe, because you will never make one that is better than your grandmother’s, and you wouldn’t even try. But maybe you’re hosting dinner for friends that happens to look a little like a Seder, and you want a ...

Lifestyle briefs

Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority to hold Cupcake Wars LEWISBURG — The Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority will hold Cupcake Wars at 1 p.m. March 19 at the Masonic Lodge, 28 N. Front St. Children will create spring themed cupcakes in teams of two. The event will feature judges and ...

Humane Action Pittsburgh tackles many issues

It fights for better treatment for animals, including harsher punishment for people who abuse them, and it takes its battles to federal and state legislators and Pittsburgh City Council. Humane Action Pittsburgh is 2 years old now, and members want to amp up their campaigns. “We teach ...

Cross-eyed kitty, internet celebrity after Instagram debut

George’s skewed smirk and crossed yellow-green eyes labeled him less adoptable. Kaitlin Zezeski gave him a home anyway. “I saw his face ... and I fell immediately in love,” she said. The 2-year-old tuxedo cat from Scranton recently joined the leagues of animals made popular by the ...