Lifestyle News

Hands-on introduction to Facebook workshop planned at library

Are you interested in learning about Facebook? Want to see pictures of your children or grandchildren and reconnect with old friends? The James V. Brown Library will offer an “Introduction to Facebook” workshop led by Jessie Young, adult services coordinator. This is a hands-on ...

Girl Scouts kicks off centennial with debut of new cookies

HARRISBURG — Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) announced recently the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the ...

Home Country: A new year, an old Doc

Doc wasn’t really sure just why he woke up so early this morning and went outside. It was cold, of course, as the first day of any new year is supposed to be. He and Mrs. Doc had watched some television of the parties taking place around the world, but then, about 11, he began thinking of the ...

American Life in Poetry

Marge Saiser is a Nebraska poet about whose work I have said that no contemporary poet is better at writing about love. Here’s a love poem from her new book, “I Have Nothing to Say about Fire,” from Backwaters Press. The Print the Whales Make You and I on the boat ...

A Word, Please

Language has rules. For people who aren’t too confident in their writing and grammar skills, the rules can be very useful, helping determine things like which verb form to use and where to put a period relative to a closing quotation mark. But for people who are already well versed in ...

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 ...