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Fashionably fit

As far as central Pennsylvania’s weather goes in winter, we’ve had it pretty mild this year so far (at least through January and up until yesterday). All my outdoor runs have been done in the afternoon when the temps have been in the mid 30s, 40s, and even on some days, the rare ...

Bridge results

Williamsport Bridge Club Jan. 30 — Kay Dando and David Winter, 62; Marie Zurinsky and Sarabelle Leuthner, 62; Don Dascher and Mary Ann Churba, 61; Lisa Godin and Marge Winder, 60; Vera Peters and Joyce Morgan, 55; Lois Wentzler and Glenn Frazier, 54. Feb. 1 — Mary Ann Churba and ...

Lifestyle briefs

Plant-Based (vegan) Living group to hold meeting The Plant-Based (vegan) Living group will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at PMF Industries lunchroom/kitchen, rear 2601 Reach Road. The event will include a pot-luck dinner. Attendees can bring their favorite vegan dish or snack to ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My good friend Grace and I met Beth about two years ago at a summer camp. We all became fast friends and ended up spending the rest of the summer together. Beth moved away that November, but we continued to see her almost as much as we had before. Now we all attend different ...

Book review: ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’

As a child, Eleanor Roosevelt felt that nothing about her “would attract attention or … admiration.”  But through her efforts to forge a better world and her commitment to the ideals of liberal democracy, Roosevelt attracted both attention and admiration around the world. In the third ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘Factory: Andy Warhol’ By Stephen Shore Stephen Shore was 17 years old when he began hanging out at The Factory –– Andy Warhol’s legendary studio in Manhattan. Between 1965 and 1967, Shore spent nearly every day there, taking pictures of its diverse cast of characters, from ...

Lifestyle briefs

MIFFLINBURG — The Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Masonic Lodge, 361 Chestnut St. Social time will begin at 1:30 p.m. Julie Richie, president, will present “For the Love of Cotton.” The presentation will teach members how to ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have lived within a day’s drive of my eldest sister for many years. Several years ago, as she was getting back on her feet after a divorce, I went to visit for Christmas. I had a great time. But after that, things seemed to get progressively tenser with each visit. She started ...

Highlights of men’s Fashion Week

NEW YORK — It’s the little brother to women’s Fashion Week — the very little brother. But men’s Fashion Week has its fans, and it’s a lot less frenetic: You can actually find a taxi! Here are some highlights of the week: RAF SIMONS It’s safe to say Raf Simons’ runway show ...

Annie’s Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a 69-year-old man who, until now, only read your column periodically. Each time I read your advice to someone, I would say to myself, “Hmm, that’s really good advice.” I never ever thought that I would need to write to you. Well, now I am eating those words. In late ...

Bootin’ the Gluten

For me, culinary school presented loads of challenges that I never expected. As one of the older students there who had attended a “normal” college first, I expected the sporadic and peppered schedule of my past. Having a class here and there, and many of them relying only on test scores, ...

Veggin out

In vegetarian cooking, you’re always looking for a substitute for meat. The same goes vegan cooking — looking for subsitutes — not only for meat, but also for dairy. But vegetarians and vegans aren’t the only eaters looking for substitutes — those on low carb diets also are in search ...

Red Carpet Royal — traditional champagne cocktail

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair to remember. Maybe you’re partial to a ...

In the quest for big crowd food, lasagna reigns supreme

In the quest for big crowd food, lasagna reigns supreme. And at this time of year, you may find yourself entertaining a big crowd for a football game party, for the Oscars or another awards show, or just because it’s cold out and it’s nice to put together a cozy gathering. This lasagna is ...

Lifestyle briefs

Williamsport Mom Prom Foundation to hold event The Williamsport Mom Prom Foundation will hold its fourth annual Ladies Night Out Mom Prom from 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 22 at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St. The theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Music will be provided by DJ Kevin ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have been involved with a local nonprofit animal activist group for the past 12 years. About three years ago, we had a woman whom I will call “Susan” join our group. Right off the bat, Susan was causing drama and even called the police on a volunteer who changed the password ...

How man’s best friend is helping cancer treatment

BOSTON, Mass. –– “A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart… Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, ...

Lifestyle briefs

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Community Garden will host a seed starting workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St. Ed Dammer, master gardener, will be leading the workshop, which is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m writing to you regarding one of my best friends, “Melanie.” Melanie and I are both in our late 20s. We met in college and bonded over our senses of humor and our preference for staying in and watching a movie over going out to frat parties. She’s been there for me during ...

New Haven K-9 has a nose for evidence

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (AP) — New Haven’s newest police officer has been on the job for a little over a month, so he’s still a bit wet behind the ears — and on the nose. But a wet nose is to be expected from Archie, the city’s new K-9 cop — a specially trained German shepherd who’s ...