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165-year-old Walt Whitman novel discovered

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was searching for the name “Jack Engle” in mid-19th-century newspapers that put Zachary Turpin on to the “warm lead” that turned into a “white hot” discovery: A forgotten 165-year-old novel written by Walt Whitman. Turpin, a Ph.D. student at the ...

Ingomar man keeps mother’s memory alive through recipes

INGOMAR, Miss. (AP) — If you work in Jeff Reeder’s office at Ashley in Ecru, you’re going to get a homemade cake for your birthday. “I have everybody’s birthday written down — I probably do about 15 a year,” said Reeder, regional transportation manager. “We’re down there to ...

‘Hipster Cop,’ in fashion spotlight during Occupy, retires

NEW YORK — A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the “Hipster Cop” for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something he’s been wearing for 25 years — his badge. Detective Rick Lee’s last official day with ...

Baked spaghetti squash that takes hassle out of cooking

A few years ago when everyone I knew was on the Paleo diet, I started making spaghetti squash and topping it with meat sauce to feed my dinner party guests who were off carbs. I grew up eating spaghetti squash with butter and Parmesan cheese, so I have always had a taste for it, and more and ...

Irish scones with smoked salmon

Is it not enjoyable to take advantage of another culture’s holiday to explore new recipes and treat yourself to something delicious? It is. And is St. Patrick’s Day not right around the corner? As the Irish might say, ‘tis. Moist, biscuit-y Irish scones, lashed with rich butter and a ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders (Random House) 2. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (W.W.Norton) 3. “Echoes in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s) 4. “Star Wars: Empire’s End” by Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 5. “Humans, Bow Down” by ...

Crafts: Glassblowing’s gotten easier for amateurs to learn

BOSTON — On a chilly winter morning here, two furnaces inside the Massachusetts College of Art and Design burn at upwards of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat is palpable as you enter the room, but it doesn’t seem to bother a group of students working nearby. They’re here learning the ...

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American Rescue Workers to hold bi-annual charity auction The American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira St., will hold a bi-annual charity auction on March 7. The auction will start at 5 p.m. with a preview at 4 p.m. Pastor Sam Astin, professional auctioneer, will host the auction. Chairs and ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Feb. 20 — Sue Pierce and Russ Palkendo, 65; Joyce Morgan and Mary Ann Churba, 63; Don Dascher and Ed Bissell, 59; Amy Pitou and Ann Collins, 57; Craig Netzley and Judy ...

Nicki Minaj holds up H&M as patterns, prints hit Paris shows

PARIS — A tardy Nicki Minaj held up H&M’s fall-winter evening show that ended on a stirring note with a performance by The Weeknd. It capped a dizzying day in Paris. Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week saw deconstructed clothes, blown-up prints, and contrasting patterns shake up the runways ...

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Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority to hold After School Art Club LEWISBURG — The Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority will hold the After School Art Club from 3:30-5 p.m. March 6-28 at Kelly Elementary School, 325 Hospital Drive. Kathryn Martin and Jennifer Delsite will be the instructors. ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘Frankencrayon’ By Michael Hall Ingenuity and surprise rule in this funny and colorful companion to “Red: A Crayon’s Story” written and illustrated by Michael Hall, the New York Times-bestselling creator of “My Heart Is Like a Zoo.” The crayons are ready to tell the ...

Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balance

TOKYO (AP) — It was not business as usual for some workers in Japan on Friday. As the clock reached 3 p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo’s central business district to toast “Premium Friday,” a new initiative to promote better ...

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West End Library to hold March events LAURELTON — The West End Library, 45 Ballpark Road, will hold the following events and activities in the month of March: Adult and teen programs • West End Readers — 6:30 p.m. March 6. The group will discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have 38 years of experience in the health care industry. I love my job and co-workers. I’ve been at my present job for 11 years. “Good work ethics, dependability, loyalty and honesty” is my work mantra. My co-worker “Samantha” has been here for a little over two ...

Ask Chef Hosch and Ann

I seem to be the one that always is asked to bring deviled eggs to the gathering or party and I am looking for a different ideas or recipes to change them up or add a new twist. Do you have any ideas or helpful tips for changing up my classic recipe and making it more fun? There does seem ...

This light red wine granita is a perfect cold dessert

It may be cold where you are, but down in Miami, things are getting hot, hot, hot in preparation for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. Showcasing local and celebrity chefs from around the world, the festival highlights the flavors and ingredients of the southern United States, with extra ...

Lamb chops with mint herb sauce is tasty St. Pat’s dish

St. Patrick’s Day, aka the Feast of St. Patrick, is devoted not only to “the wearing o’ the green,” but the eating of the green. Both customs nod to the color of the shamrock, one of the great totems of Ireland, of which Patrick is the patron saint. Like the shamrock, mint is green, ...

Food Bank introduces Healthy Aging through Local Harvest

In partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Abbey Eschbach, STEP’s Wellness & Nutrition Initiative Coordinator, will be hosting a senior Healthy Aging through Local Harvest — Cooking Outside the Box class at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Participants will prepare ...

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Herr Memorial Library to hold March events MIFFLINBURG — The Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., will host the following events and activities in the month of March: Adult and teen programs • Special Stitches knitting group — 10 a.m. Wednesdays. The Special Stitches knitting group ...