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Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club March 20 — Don Dascher and Eddie Bissell, 71; Marty Hodrich and Marge Winder, 69; Craig Netzley and Judy Stein, 64; Joyce Morgan and Mary Ann Churba, 54; Kay Dando and ...

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

NEW YORK — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media. “I discover brands through Instagram,” said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Elizabeth Troy said she was the ...

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MOPS chapter to hold LulaRoe fundraiser The Mothers of Preschoolers chapter will hold a LulaRoe multi consultant fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Road. The fundraiser will feature seven consultants with full inventory. LulaRoe will match the money ...

‘Lola’ is tough, gritty, graphic crime thriller

Melissa Scrivner Love’s “Lola,” her first novel, utilizes her television background and familiarity with law enforcement to craft a tough, gritty and graphic crime thriller. Lola, who had a rough childhood, now lives with her boyfriend, Garcia, leader of a South Central Los Angeles gang ...

Chelsea Clinton writes children’s book, ‘She Persisted’

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has written a children’s book, with a sharply worded title. The book is called “She Persisted” and comes out May 30, Penguin Young Readers announced March 30. Clinton will honor 13 American women “who never take no for an answer,” including Harriet ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘Home Sweet Home’ By April Smith From the widely praised author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey series and A Star for Mrs. Blake, this riveting epic drama follows the Kusek family from New York City to America’s heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear ...

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James V. Brown Library to hold April events The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will hold the following events and activities in April: • Lycoming Buddies movie matinee — 1 p.m. April 2. • YMCA Heart Healthy program office hourse — 9 :15 a.m. April 3. • Transform ...

GourmetGents

As a lifelong iconoclast, I’m usually looking for unusual recipes (or looking for ways to make recipes unusual), so picking something as ubiquitous as Caesar salad may seem a tad incongruous. Sometimes making your own riff on an old standard can be a fun learning experience, and this ...

Pork medallions with grape sauce is quick weeknight entree

Here’s a quick, easy and delicious weeknight entree that’s certain to impress your family. The star of the show is pork tenderloin, the leanest and most tender part of the animal. Like beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin is a muscle cushioned by other muscles. It’s tender because it’s not ...

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The Meadows to hold Easter egg hunt The Meadows, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, will host an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 0-12 years of age can take part in the Easter egg hunt that will be by age group. Prizes will be awarded for special eggs found in each group ...

Pet Tales

Five dogs wagged their tails, and some barked with excitement. Each was eager to get to the “work” of using their noses to sniff every inch of a fenced indoor course randomly strewn with dog toys and other items. One at a time, each dog entered the course on a 10-foot leash held by their ...

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

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m a 46-year-old woman who has been married (and divorced) twice. Both marriages were filled with abuse — physical, emotional and sexual. Add to that severe child abuse — which has me permanently disabled now — and, well, I’m scared to be intimate with anyone ever ...

Owning a dog can be a big health boost for seniors

Walking his dog, Roscoe, on a winter day three years ago, Edgewood resident Tom McMullin fell hard to the icy ground and broke his wrist. McMullin, now 71, didn’t blame his nearly 80-pound pit bull-terrier mix, even though he wouldn’t have been outside in hazardous conditions if not for ...

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NCC8 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology to host Indian artifact fair The Northcentral Chapter 8 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeoloy will hots an Indian artifact fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St. The fair will feature guest expert Gary ...

Dig deeper before mocking ‘crazy’ pet parents

NEW YORK — It’s easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets. But for some who spend the bulk of each day with their animals, it’s more like a two-way healing labor of ...

Moments of Motherhood

My kids drive me crazy. Does that make me a bad parent? It took me years to drive up the courage to say it out loud, but they do ... they can drive me mad and the grueling schedule of Mommy duty can be, well ... I need a new word for exhausting. Haul one load of laundry down the stairs. Empty ...

Review: ‘Born to Run’

The Tarahumara is a far-flung tribe in the remote Copper Canyons of northwest Mexico. Also known as the Raramuri, they’re a simple, agrarian people — though they are perhaps best-known for their long-distance running. On some festive occasions, after a night of wild partying on home-made ...

Greek style roasted lemon potatoes are a delicious side dish

With two big feast days looming — Easter and Passover — I thought I’d offer up a simple but delicious side dish. I’m talking about the lemony roasted potatoes that are one of the dependable delights on the menu at a Greek restaurant. They’re crispy on the outside, but tangy and creamy ...

A Word, Please

Joe and Burt talked about what he’d done wrong and how his actions led to him being fired. An interesting story is unfolding here. Somebody screwed up. Badly. He got sacked for the blunder. There’s just one problem: We don’t know who. Was it Joe who got fired? Or was it Burt? From ...