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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have lived within a day’s drive of my eldest sister for many years. Several years ago, as she was getting back on her feet after a divorce, I went to visit for Christmas. I had a great time. But after that, things seemed to get progressively tenser with each visit. She started ...

Highlights of men’s Fashion Week

NEW YORK — It’s the little brother to women’s Fashion Week — the very little brother. But men’s Fashion Week has its fans, and it’s a lot less frenetic: You can actually find a taxi! Here are some highlights of the week: RAF SIMONS It’s safe to say Raf Simons’ runway show ...

Annie’s Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a 69-year-old man who, until now, only read your column periodically. Each time I read your advice to someone, I would say to myself, “Hmm, that’s really good advice.” I never ever thought that I would need to write to you. Well, now I am eating those words. In late ...

Bootin’ the Gluten

For me, culinary school presented loads of challenges that I never expected. As one of the older students there who had attended a “normal” college first, I expected the sporadic and peppered schedule of my past. Having a class here and there, and many of them relying only on test scores, ...

Veggin out

In vegetarian cooking, you’re always looking for a substitute for meat. The same goes vegan cooking — looking for subsitutes — not only for meat, but also for dairy. But vegetarians and vegans aren’t the only eaters looking for substitutes — those on low carb diets also are in search ...

Red Carpet Royal — traditional champagne cocktail

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair to remember. Maybe you’re partial to a ...

In the quest for big crowd food, lasagna reigns supreme

In the quest for big crowd food, lasagna reigns supreme. And at this time of year, you may find yourself entertaining a big crowd for a football game party, for the Oscars or another awards show, or just because it’s cold out and it’s nice to put together a cozy gathering. This lasagna is ...

Lifestyle briefs

Williamsport Mom Prom Foundation to hold event The Williamsport Mom Prom Foundation will hold its fourth annual Ladies Night Out Mom Prom from 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 22 at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St. The theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Music will be provided by DJ Kevin ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have been involved with a local nonprofit animal activist group for the past 12 years. About three years ago, we had a woman whom I will call “Susan” join our group. Right off the bat, Susan was causing drama and even called the police on a volunteer who changed the password ...

How man’s best friend is helping cancer treatment

BOSTON, Mass. –– “A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart… Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, ...

Lifestyle briefs

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Community Garden will host a seed starting workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St. Ed Dammer, master gardener, will be leading the workshop, which is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m writing to you regarding one of my best friends, “Melanie.” Melanie and I are both in our late 20s. We met in college and bonded over our senses of humor and our preference for staying in and watching a movie over going out to frat parties. She’s been there for me during ...

New Haven K-9 has a nose for evidence

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (AP) — New Haven’s newest police officer has been on the job for a little over a month, so he’s still a bit wet behind the ears — and on the nose. But a wet nose is to be expected from Archie, the city’s new K-9 cop — a specially trained German shepherd who’s ...

A Heart for Lia

Christmas and birthdays — synonymous with presents, right? For most, yes, but for one 9-year-old from South Williamsport, there is no question that the holidays and the yearly celebration of her birth are simply a time to take care of others. In fact, on Christmas Eve, Ella Moore’s ...

Minimalist Mama

A year ago, my New Year’s Resolution was to live — and be satisfied — with less. Less stuff, less clutter, less mess. I voraciously read every minimalist blog, book and website I could find and I began to embrace a lifestyle where I was more conscious of what I bought and the “things” ...

YWCA: Our Voice

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.” — Howard Thurman, African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader Whether you’re a retiree, stay-at-home parent, full-time employee or over-worked student — life is ...

Creature Comforts: Life or Limb

Let’s play a game called “Would You Rather.” I’ll name two unsavory things, and you pick one. Here we go. Would you rather speak for 15 minutes in front of a large, hypercritical audience about a subject wholly unfamiliar to you, or stand on one foot with both arms raised above your ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

Valentine’s day falls on Feb. 14 and along with the Roman Goddess of Marriage, Juno, the holiday honors the Christian martyr, St. Valentine. Persecuted by the Roman Emperor in 273 AD, St. Valentine enjoys a legacy that has been carried on by lovers, young and old, for centuries. St. ...

American Life in Poetry

Fog carries mystery within it, and here’s a fine poem about a day in which a memory approaches through fog and makes itself real. Michael Lauchlan lives in Michigan and his most recent book is “Trumbull Ave.,” (Wayne State Univ. Press, 2015). This poem appeared first in Cortland ...

Teen substance abuse program for parents scheduled at library

Research shows that drug use among the nation’s high school teenagers continues to rise and is a major public health issue. Parents and caregivers are the most important component in keeping teens substance free, so it is important to talk to teens about the dangers of drugs. The James V. ...