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Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing

July 26, 2016 NEW YORK — Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. more »»

Historic general store, from 1700s or 1800s, sold at auction

July 26, 2016 BATH, N.H. (AP) — A historic general store and tourist attraction that closed this year was sold at auction for $235,000 on Wednesday. more »»

Lifestyle briefs

July 26, 2016 Pampered Chef bingo to be held MILLVILLE — Pampered Chef Bingo will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Millville Christian Church, 245 E. Main St. more »»

Volunteers sew unique hospital gowns for terminally ill

July 25, 2016 KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Pinned to a hand-made hospital gown was a poem written by Deborah Zent: “The quilted gown before us represents the lives we knew. The patterns and the colors of those we bid adieu. more »»

Animal shelter puts out call for Pokemon Go dog walkers

July 25, 2016 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An animal shelter in Juneau is calling on players of the smartphone game Pokemon Go to stop by and take a dog with them on their hunt for creatures around the city. more »»

Lifestyle briefs

July 25, 2016 Montgomery area senior citizens to meet MONTGOMERY — Montgomery area senior citizens will meet at noon Saturday, at the St. John Lutheran-Brick Church, 196 Brick Church Road, for catered dinner. more »»

Roads to Freedom

July 24, 2016 Empowering people with disabilities is the cornerstone of what Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania has been doing since the 90s. more »»

Moments of Motherhood

July 24, 2016 Today my patience has run thin and all I could think about was having a few minutes to myself, but as you fell fast asleep on my chest, it was an easy choice despite a list of things needing to be... more »»

Creature Comforts

July 24, 2016 Walter, our dachshund, knows he’s my best buddy. He feels the same way about me. You know that song from the movie Grease — “Hopelessly Devoted to You?” It’s like that. more »»

LAPS seeks donations

July 24, 2016 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. more »»

JVB Check It Out

July 24, 2016 Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for the James V. more »»

American Life in Poetry

July 24, 2016 Dorianne Laux, who lives in North Carolina, is one of our country’s most distinguished poets, and here’s a poignant poem about a family resemblance. It’s from her book “Smoke, “from BOA Editions. more »»

Little League president speaks at Kiwanis meeting

July 24, 2016 Speaking before members of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsport, Stephen Keener, president and CEO of Little League Baseball and Softball International Inc. more »»

Muncy Cup Tournament winners announced

July 24, 2016 MILTON — The Wynding Brook Golf Club was the ideal setting for this year’s Muncy Cup golf event. more »»

A Word, Please

July 24, 2016 Health care, healthcare or health-care? Make up, makeup or make-up? Water ski, water-ski or waterski? Cell phone, cellphone or cell-phone? A lot of questions posed in this column elicit the answer:... more »»

Home Country

July 24, 2016 The closed-season school board meeting was called to order half an hour late by its chairman, J. Buckdancer Alcott, because the board members saw Windy Wilson sitting in the audience. more »»

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

July 23, 2016 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Black Widow” by Daniel Silva(Harper) 2. “Magic” by Danielle Steele (Delacorte) 3. “First Comes Love” by Emily Giffin (Ballantine) . more »»

Books for Youth helps area foster children

July 23, 2016 KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — “Who wants a backpack full of books?” Steve Fugate asked a crowd of children ranging from infant to teens. Nearly 60 small hands shots up in the air. more »»

Philadelphia honors children's book illustrator, native son

July 23, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Celebrated children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney received some brotherly love recently in his hometown, where he was honored for his career achievements. more »»

 
 
 

 

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