Lifestyle News

Salvation Army receives $50,000 grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services, recently awarded The Salvation Army, Williamsport Corps, a five-year, $50,000 federal grant in support of its Assets for Independence (AFI) program. Through AFI, the Salvation Army Williamsport will dramatically ...

Lewisburg Winery wins the 2017 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup

LEWISBURG — Fero Vineyards and Winery’s Sweet Red was awarded the 2017 Governor’s Cup. This red blend starts sweet then transitions into a dry finish. It is a blend of Lemberger and Pinot Noir, which are varieties usually found in vintage dry wines. It is a lighter red with features ...

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 ...

Wait, don’t toss those poinsettias to the curb!

Poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plants in the United States, and are second in popularity only to Christmas trees during the holiday season. Unfortunately, they also are among the least understood. They are not annuals. Poinsettias don’t have to be tossed to the curb with ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I met my husband in college. He was outgoing, handsome and a star athlete. We now have two beautiful babies and, I thought, a perfect marriage. A month ago, we had dinner with a couple we’ve known for years. One of them said something about “bisexuals,” to which I ...

Game Day s’mores are a big win for Super Bowl party fare

These sweet treats are a riff on the very popular summer campfire s’mores.  If you love marshmallow and chocolate and get nostalgic when you think of campfire s’mores, these simpler “no-bake” game day s’mores will delight you. The s’mores are easy to make, appeal to kids of ...

Hygge: This winter’s hottest trend has its heart in the home

Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s shelter magazines, decor retailers and lifestyle mavens. What’s so huge? It’s hygge. Often mispronounced “higgy,” it’s actually more like “hewgah.” To understand the ...

Pioneering organic chef Nora Pouillon to get lifetime award

The James Beard Foundation has named Nora Pouillon as the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement award, honoring the pioneering chef and author who has championed certified organic, environmentally conscious cuisine. Pouillon is the Washington, D.C.-based author of “Cooking with Nora.” ...

This sheet-pan salmon supper will start 2017 just right

New year new you. Right? So let’s get right down to it: If healthy eating is complicated and time-consuming, we will lose interest before Valentine’s Day has arrived. That’s why sheet-pan salmon suppers are so terrific — they take minutes to make, and yet the healthy fats in salmon ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Mistress” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Whistler” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Below the Belt” by Stuart Woods (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) 5. “Cross the ...

Marshmallow? Matcha? Boudin? A look at offbeat king cakes

NEW ORLEANS — King cakes — the treats that come around only during Mardi Gras — are rich in history and tradition, but many bakers push the boundaries with quirky ingredients. Skip sweet for savory Twins Burgers and Sweets makes the Boudin King Cake. The savory creation is ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Jan. 2 — Sarabelle Leuthner and Joyce Morgan, 47; Craig Netzley and Marty Hodrick, 40; Amy Pitou and Ann Collins, 37; Don Dascher and Marge Winder, 35; Lorraine ...

Lifestyle briefs

The Williamsport Detachment Marine Corps League will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Detachment Headquarters, 507 Cemetery St. The meeting is open to active duty and honorably discharged Marines and Navy Corpsmen. For more information, call 570-323-9900. Susquehanna Valley ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my brother and his wife, who have no kids, took my then-8-year-old son on a great trip. They returned very exhausted after a week, having had a wonderful time. Once home, my brother informed me — by demonstrating on me physically — that he had hit my son in the ...

Ryan Reynolds named 2017 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Reynolds, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing the title role in 2016’s “Deadpool,” was named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group on Friday. The award is presented annually to performers who have ...

Fashionably fit

As we enter the first month of the new tear, we are full of anticipation and hope for what is to come. The last thing on our mind should be things that are coming to an end, but that is exactly what is happening to several brick and mortar retailers. Earlier this year it was announced that ...

Philadelphia opens first black Muslimah owned boutique

PHILADELPHIA — Phila­delphia’s first Black Muslimah-owned boutique to sell garments for Muslim women, Sadika Fashions, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a “Sisters Luncheon” at the Regal Ballroom on Jan. 7. Hundreds of women gathered at the event to celebrate Sadika and its owner, ...

74-year-old Michigan barber retires after 52 years

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A fixture of downtown Jackson since 1965 is hanging up his clippers. Harry Green of Harry’s Barber Shop, 209 N. Jackson St., retired on Dec. 30, 2016, after 52 years of turning out perfect flattops, MLive reported. Green, 74, gave the keys to Todd Rubert, 46, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-60s. I live in a small town, where I know lots of people but have only one friend I can count on. Another really good friend had to move out of state for her job. And another friend, along with her husband, I have known for 35 years, but I get absolutely nothing in ...

Pet adoption center dog attack leads to surgery, euthanasia

It was a rare occurrence at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township, but one an Easton couple won’t soon forget. Lynn Hartranft-Fortebuono had gone to the shelter with her boyfriend, Randy Grube, last Jan. 5 to see about adopting a beagle named Penny. She was ready ...