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Barn yarn: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens

MILTON, Mass. — Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, ...

Caring for animals in storm’s aftermath

Buddy charged out the front door into a snowy Old Forge yard with Oliver close behind. A hesitant Nova stayed on the porch, because this was the puppy’s first snow experience. She eventually ventured onto a big path Kristen Pietryka shoveled for the three dogs. After Buddy, an 8-year-old ...

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Friends of Brown Library to hold book drop-off The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will hold a book drop-off between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload cars for attendees who wish to donate their books to the ...

Canine shelter takes on Tehran stray dog problem — humanely

TEHRAN, Iran — On a cold winter morning in the Iranian capital recently, a homeless dog lay basking in the sun’s rays for warmth. Suddenly, the canine moaned — it had been shot with an anesthetic dart from a blowpipe. It ran several steps, then fell immobilized. The cream-and-gray ...

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Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild to hold meeting PENNSDALE — The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road. The meeting will feature the program “Creating Mitered Borders.” Ramona Benyo will give a ...

Wreckage

For Sascha Feinstein, of Williamsport, the seemingly meaningless piles upon piles of belongings — enough to fill up three houses — coupled with his father’s brilliant painting abilities created a juxtaposition of destruction and creativity. In his book, “Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy ...

Megan Does Makeup

Nobody has to spend hundreds of dollars on high end makeup to make themself feel beautiful. Not all high end makeup is amazing and not all affordable makeup is mediocre. There are fantastic products on both ends of the spectrum, you just have to know what to get. Talking about face, eyes and ...

Creature Comforts

Dear Kevin, I’ve been around for a few years, and have come to depend on my 7 a.m. breakfasts and 5 p.m. dinners. My owners do not need a clock with me around, as my tummy timer is very reliable! But it seems that twice a year, things go kaflooey and my people either ignore my desperate ...

Review: ‘Not Dead Yet’

In 1976, almost on a whim, I acquired second-row seats to see Genesis on their “Trick of the Tail” tour. Since lead singer Peter Gabriel had just left, drummer Phil Collins was at the mic, with Yes’s masterful Bill Bruford handling percussion. This life-changing concert left me a ...

JVB Check It Out

No baking class needed, just a library card. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., announced that it will take part in the Big Library Read program from March 16-30, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with ...

Home Country

There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee. But it’s a quiet time. A private ...

A Word, Please

“It must drive you nuts to see all the mistakes bad writers make!” When people learn your job is to catch writing errors, many guess that you’re so laser-focused on seeking out grammar, punctuation and spelling slip-ups that it’s nearly impossible to focus on the meaning of anything ...

Junior League to host 10th annual Cinderella’s Closet event

The Junior League of Williamsport will help make dreams come true for teenage girls by offering prom gowns at a low cost during its 10th annual Cinderella’s Closet event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25, at the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St. In 2016, young ladies took home 135 ...

Kathryn Burrows celebrates 103rd birthday

Kathryn Burrows, a native of Hughesville, celebrated her 103rd birthday on March 10 at Aristacare at Loyalsock. She said she never smoked or drank and tries to limit the amount of junk food she eats. She also attributes her longevity to having a very close family, and says she was especially ...

Vogue launches in the Arab world with bold mission and style

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Vogue launched its newest international edition this month, targeting a niche audience in the Middle East that is fashion conscious, style-driven and wealthy. If its debut is anything to go by, the magazine promises to be bold, representative and ...

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 services for ...

Tips for getting the most flavor — and juice — out of lemons

Fresh lemon — including the juice and the peel — is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it’s just so versatile. It can be the star of the show (as in this recipe) or a brilliant supporting actor (as in so many of my everyday dishes). It’s indispensable in fish ...

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives — the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath — she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the ...

Not a lumberjack? You can still eat a filling breakfast

I am a morning person (by choice, not nature, but that’s a story for another time) and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Strong coffee and a hearty morning meal make me feel like I’m on vacation, luxuriating in hashed-brown-and-bacon heaven, without a health or calorie care in the ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “Silence Fallen” by Patricia Briggs (Ace) 3. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (W.W.Norton) 4. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders (Random House) 5. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid ...