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Pet Tales: Bunny Yoga classmates hoppy to pose at Animal Friends

PITTSBURGH –– Twenty-six people silently and solemnly go through their yoga poses, including star gazer, half moon, tree, downward dog and sasangasana. That last one, which means “rabbit pose,” is especially apt because the star pupils in this class are the nine rabbits hopping from mat ...

Tony’s story

Dear Santa, Traditions are important to the fabric of good will during the Christmas season. Of course, you know first hand the tradition of good will you spread throughout the world this time of year.  Not quite as popular but also known throughout the world is The Salvation Army’s ...

Lifestyle briefs

WELLSBORO — The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold a Christmas party and meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Deane Center Lobby, 104 Main St. Members should bring a dish to share, their table settings including a cup and drinks and a wrapped exchange gift. The gift may be two fat quarters of ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: It’s almost the holidays, and I’m excited to spend time and enjoy great meals with extended family. But there’s one thing I’m never sure how to deal with. I’m vegan, and the rest of my family is not. That wouldn’t be a problem, except every time I have dinner with them, ...

Helen’s story

Dear Santa, As the weather gets colder and my mind turns from long summer days to cold winter nights, it’s hard to imagine focusing on anything other than Christmas this time of year.  But at The Salvation Army, we are continually looking forward to programs and services that will ...

Lifestyle briefs

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will hold the following events and activities in the month of December. • Friends book review luncheon: Lucy Henry –– noon Dec. 2. • National Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo) group wrap-up party –– noon Dec. 3. • Teen and Tween ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: As I understood it, your primary job as a spouse is to respect, protect and support your spouse in all things, to always be truthful and never ask the other to do anything that you yourself would not do. However, all of the aforementioned becomes moot, it seems, when it comes to ...

What I collect…

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Point to a license plate on Andrew Braun’s bedroom wall and he can pick up the globe on top of his dresser and point out where it’s from. One plate, numbered J07129, is from the U.S. forces in Iceland. Another is from the former East Germany. Another is ...

Reaching for success one stroke at a time

The Williamsport Area Swim Club began as a way to spread an interest in swimming due to a lack of USA swim teams in the local area. Sue Smith founded the club with Andy Paulhamus, Kevin Sullivan and Bill Keiser in 2005 with the vision “to promote a new level of coaching and swimming to the ...

Moments of Motherhood

“This must change. As a society we need to create policies that champion all parents, enabling the American family to thrive.” You recently spoke these ever poignant words that echoed throughout millions of families’ homes. But as you and your father are very well aware, our country ...

Creature Comforts

Dear Wyatt, I have been cold since September, but I much prefer my nakedness to being stuffed into a sweater, strapped into a coat or dressed in any manner of clothing. Don’t they know how humiliated I feel wearing anything but my own, luxurious pelt? Granted, I do suffer, as my short, ...

JVB Check It Out

The holidays are rapidly approaching and you may be trying to search for that perfect gift for the person on your list who seems to have everything. Did you know that there is a way to cross that person off your holiday list and give a gift that benefits your community? With the James V. ...

Swedish curmudgeon inspires foreign film

It’s not every day that a story about a man trying to kill himself would be funny and charming. But that’s exactly what best-selling Swedish author Fredrik Backman achieves in his first novel, “A Man Called Ove.” Ove, pronounced Ooh-veh, is a grumpy old man who has been ...

Public Library for Union County to hold December events

LEWISBURG — Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., will hold the following events and activities in the month of December. Adult and teen programs • Knitting — 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Knitters of all skill levels will be invited to bring their needles, yarn and projects ...

American life in poetry

We’ve been selecting poems for this column for more than ten years and I can’t remember ever publishing a poem about a cat. But here at last is a cat, a lovely old cat. Ron Koertge lives in California, and his most recent book of poems is “Vampire Planet: New & Selected Poems,” ...

A Word, Please

A lot of the questions I get are of the “Which is right?” variety. A co-worker will come to my desk and ask, “Which is right: ‘the man that helped me’ or ‘the man who helped me’?” A reader will email asking me to settle a bet: “My wife says adviser is spelled with an E, but I ...

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 ...

Historian to discuss stories behind beloved Christmas carols at library

Folk tunes, pagan revels and medieval hymns have all contributed to the musical treasure we enjoy every year during the Christmas season. These songs and more will be discussed on Monday, Dec. 5 at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Popular historian John Maietta will present the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been having an ongoing conflict about when to go to bed at night, as he insists we go to bed at the same time. I am more of a night owl and sometimes will want to stay up until around 11, either because I’m not tired yet or because I want to watch a movie or ...

Museum as shoeseum: What our footwear says about our souls

SALEM, Mass. — Boots aren’t just made for walking. On the contrary, footwear has captivated hearts and minds worldwide for centuries. Whether a pair of crystalline embellished slippers, or thigh-high boots with platform heels, shoes show our personalities, moods and social ...