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Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — A border collie named Trick rocketed to a win full of four-footed focus in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show agility contest Saturday. And next door, also tackling hurdles, tunnels and weaving poles, were some decidedly rare breeds for ...

Maine sixth graders advocate to make it easier to own hedgehogs as pets

By MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Some Maine sixth-graders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a bill that would make it easier for residents to keep hedgehogs as pets. Maine and eight other states currently restrict or ban the tiny, quill-covered creatures, ...

Galentine’s Day: Ladies celebrating ladies

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not — if you’re married, single or have a significant other, a girl always has to find some time for her girlfriends, too. While Feb. 14 is a day traditionally reserved to celebrate lovers, Feb. 13 is a day now gaining momentum as a day to ...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

(EDITORS NOTE: The following story is written by a Lock Haven Univeristy intern for the Clinton County Women’s Center in honor of  February as healthy relationships/Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The story is the first of three, to spread awareness about what individuals can do if ...

Reach your resolutions

Despite most New Year’s resolutions centering on physical health-related goals, dreams and desires, there are many other ways to better yourself in 2017. By focusing on different parts of your life, you can become a more well-rounded person thanks to a few simple tips, tricks and ...

5 easy ways to say ‘I love you’

If gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions like Valentine’s Day are likely to bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating will only serve to elevate your unease. Follow these steps to simplify your shopping, and while you may not come to love the task of finding the perfect gift, ...

Williamsport Women

First-person accounts of life in Lycoming County in the 19th century are rare. One story that has been preserved is that of Jane Ross, an African-American woman who was reportedly 108 years old when she was interviewed by a Gazette & Bulletin reporter for a series entitled “Among the ...

JVB Check It Out

The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, requires Pennsyl­vania residents to use federally approved forms of identification, such as a passport book or passport card, for domestic air travel, access to federal buildings and admission to nuclear power plants by Jan. 22, 2018. For more ...

LAPS seeks donations

The Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Drive, River Front South Complex, South Williamsport, is seeking items used in the everyday care of the shelter cats. The following are items that are needed by the shelter. • Dry sweeping cloth refills (“Swiffer” or ...

American Life in Poetry

All too often poets shun simple, direct, and earthy words like “tea” in favor of others that sound more sophisticated, like Earl Grey or Lapsang Souchong. But fancy words put experience at a greater distance. Here’s a delightful poem by Jack Cooper, who lives in Los Angeles, and it ...

A Word, Please

In a recent column, I made the case for resolving to learn more about language and grammar in the new year. The response has been overwhelming: thousands upon thousands of emails pouring into my in-box cheering on my new movement and seeking out advice on how to polish one’s grammar skills to ...

Home Country

In the week before Valentine’s Day, Marvin Pincus had two new customers for his (free of charge, of course) love advice and fly-tying consultation services. He tied up a midge for one client, a salmon streamer wrapped in lead for another, and wished them well. This was his busy time, of ...

How do you know when you’re really an adult?

Think back on those milestones that made you feel like you were finally a grown-up. The curious minds at Moen investigated the markers of adulthood, via an online survey conducted by Harris Poll. Some of the most common signs reported by those polled include: Moving out Forty-nine ...

As Year of the Rooster dawns, ‘phoenix claws’ grace the menu

HONG KONG — Jan. 28 marked the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster and families in China reunited for festivities, fireworks and food. While tradition calls for feasting on “auspicious” foods, many also munched on staple snacks like “phoenix claws,” the Chinese name for chicken ...

Little girls doubt that women can be brilliant, study shows

WASHINGTON — Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published recently in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe men are inherently smarter and more talented than women, making girls less motivated to pursue novel activities or ...

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 ...

Thomas Sullivan earns Eagle Scout rank

WINFIELD — An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Dec. 18, 2016, for Thomas “Tom” J.A. Sullivan at Trinity United Methodist Church, Winfield. Sullivan is the son of Michael and Alexis Sullivan, of West Milton. In attendance were family members, Scouts, friends and mentors. A member of ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am in the process of getting a divorce after 38 years of marriage. I’m wondering whether you could help me understand the way in which my husband “announced” he is having an affair. We went to a small-town festival, and he introduced me to a woman. I could tell there was ...

Tuscan kale with olives and beans

News flash: Kale is still in. It’s still one of the nutritional highlights in my crisper drawer, and winter is its peak season, which means it’s most abundant, healthy and cheap right now. Kale, part of the same family as broccoli, is loaded with vitamins (particularly A, C and K) as well ...

Quilling: Paper craft lends elegance to Valentine’s cards

Want to add a little panache to your Valentine’s Day cards? Learn how to roll a few quilling shapes — hearts, teardrops and petals, for starters — to convey your love. Quilling — an ancient craft also known as paper filigree — doesn’t require any special tools to get started. ...