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Great tips for seasoned tailgaters

Tailgating season is here, and while you may want to refer to last year's playbook, new tools and tips can help make this your best season yet.Stay comfortableThere are a few simple things you can do to make comfort and safety a priority while tailgating. Number one is to pack plenty of water ...

Lifestyle briefs

Recreation commission to hold fall festivalTROUT RUN - The Lewis Township Recreation Commission will hold their third annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and a car show Sunday at Trout Run Park, Lycoming Creek Road.The event will include a variety of vendors and food both days. ...

Some like it hot! Cheesecake, that is.

Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.The first time I made this recipe, I pulled it out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool. The plan was to chill it overnight in the refrigerator. But my dear daughter - also known as The Girl with the ...

Hot dog! Dachshund race big draw at Oktoberfest 2016

EASTON, Pa. Hundreds recently flocked to Oktoberfest's sixth annual dachshund race to cheer on the pups as they crossed the finish line.Human companions were seen clapping, waving, blowing whistles and calling out names as their dogs ran toward them.ArtsQuest staff have said the dachshund race ...

Lifestyle briefs

STEP to hostfall prevention programLOCK HAVEN - STEP will host a fall prevention program from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 12 at the RiverWalkCenter, 423 E. Central Avenue, South Williamsport, and from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at the Clinton County Community Center, 124 E. Walnut St.The program, ...

Hazing prevention advocate to speak at Lycoming College

Tracy Maxwell, a nationally-recognized media expert on hazing, will share stories and solutions to critical issues surrounding hazing at a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Keiper Recreation Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.Maxwell's presentation, "A Conversation ...

What time is it? Kitten Bowl IV taping time!

NEW YORK (AP) - The furry, fleet-footed pawthletes of Kitten Bowl IV didn't exactly have the plays down Wednesday at the taping of the annual cuteness fest that airs on the Hallmark Channel each Super Bowl Sunday.Chaos ensued, but it was all good as cameras rolled on a Midtown soundstage, with ...

Shelter kitten becomes Arkansas library cat

ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) - Madeline is a library cat who walks through the Ashdown Community Library likes she owns the building.The rhythm of her tail swings left, then to the right and comes to a brief stop in the middle of her stroll as she checks things out.She is a cocky, prissy 6-month-old ...

A stitch in time saves money

I was sitting in a Panera Bread in State College about six months ago when I realized that I recognized the voice next to me. It turned out to be a woman I worked with at a company in Pittsburgh - what are the odds? - and after a few minutes of small talk, I asked her what she was doing for a ...

The next chapter of life

Many of us are entering the next chapter of our lives. We're always changing.We might feel like things don't fit anymore. Maybe you currently picture yourself having one foot in the present, while the other is stretched far ahead walking into unknown territory.Does it feel exciting? Confusing? ...

Helping those suffering from domestic violence

(EDITOR'S?NOTE: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Clinton County Women's Center interns from Lock Haven University have written articles, which will be published each Sunday in the Lifestyle section during the month of October, to raise awareness about domestic violence.)What do ...

Creature Comforts

Rehab for animals. No, I'm not referring to animals with drug addictions, silly. Though exposure to and intoxications from illicit and prescription drugs certainly is a serious danger in animals - animals tend not to become addicts needing THAT kind of rehab. I'm referring, instead, to ...

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 generic brands. ...

American Life in Poetry

Barbara Crooker, who lives in Pennsylvania, has become one of this column's favorite poets. We try to publish work that a broad audience of readers can understand and, we hope, may be moved by, and this particular writer is very good at that. Here's an example from her collection, "Gold," from ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

Collectors look for team spirit and old kitchen collectibles when shopping for tailgating items. Autumn is the season for every type of tailgate football, soccer, whatever the sport. Team colors always are in style and vintage stuff from tailgates gone by are sure to make your tailgate party a ...

JVB Check It Out

The kids are back in school, hitting the books and asking for help with their homework. But what if you are one of the estimated 18,000 adults in Lycoming County who do not know how to read or read well enough to make their lives and their families' lives better?The Lycoming County Library ...

Friends to hold Book Review Luncheon

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will hold their next Book Review Luncheon on Oct. 7. At that time Clyde Peeling, creator and owner of Reptiland, will review the book he wrote about his life, "Reptiland: How a Boyhood Dream became a Modern Zoo."In this book Peeling recounts how he ...

A marathon in memory of Missy

Shannon Wise, of Selinsgrove, is running in the Baltimore marathon on Oct. 15 as a way of honoring the memory of her childhood friend, Melissa "Missy" Woolsey who died due to cystic fibrosis (CF) in 1998."Growing up, I didn't go to daycare," Wise said. "I went to my neighbor's house, the ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Home" by Harlan Coben (Dutton)2. "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett (Harper)3. "Pirate" by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell (G.P. Putnam's Sons)4. "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)5. "Razor Girl" by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)6. "Apprentice in Death" by J.D. ...