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Daisies bring a sunny look to gardens

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a daisy. Daisies also hold attraction for poets. Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet of the 14th century, wrote "...of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most thise floures ...

Creature Comforts: A few of my favorite freeloaders

• Employ stealth tactics to siphon off nutrients without any notice of the host. • Picking on unthrifty, very young, weak, or debilitated hosts is asking for trouble. • Don’t get greedy. • Don’t kill the host. Heartworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, giardia, fleas, ...

Friends bookstore reopens at JV Brown Library

The Friends Bookstore, third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing of the James V. Brown Library, is now open again. Bookstore hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The bookstore is closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and ...

American Life in Poetry: ‘Stolen Glances,’ by Thornberg

When I look in a mirror, I try to compose my face so that it is at its best, but it’s a face that beyond my bathroom gets supplanted by all the more homely faces I carry out into the world. John Thornberg is a Minnesota poet, but here’s a poem of his that reflects upon all of us ...

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‘The Cuban’ has heart, but also some ludicrous moments

It’s hard to fault a film that has its heart so squarely in the right place. I’m speaking of “The Cuban,” an enjoyable but fairly ridiculous indie from late last year. Now available for streaming, it’s the fictional story of aging Havana jazz legend Luis Garcia, whose nickname was ...

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The Recipe Gals: Refreshing salads to help you beat this heat

With the summer heat upon us, the Recipe Gals have a few cool salads to go along with whatever you are preparing for dinner. A bean and corn salad, beet salad with spinach, cashews and goat cheese — and a honey-lemon dressing to boot, quinoa salad and a kale salad with a warm cranberry ...

An altered summer classic: Caprese salad

I hate the summer. At least, I feel like I have for a long time now. Something about being a chef, working long days that turn into long nights, working in an especially warm environment even without the help of Mother Nature, working nights and weekends when you know all your friends are ...

Le Jeune Chef earns Wine Spectator award

Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, a live learning laboratory for culinary and baking and pastry arts students at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was recognized with a “Best of Award of Excellence” as part of Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2020 Restaurant Awards program. The casual fine-dining ...

Deliver delicious maple flavor in the morning

FAMILY FEATURES — It’s hard to beat a fresh, oven-baked breakfast to start the day, especially one loaded with sausage and eggs complemented by the sweetness of diced apples and maple syrup. This maple breakfast braid delivers a tempting flavor combination perfect for a weekend morning with ...

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Jersey Shore couple reaches 50 years

Dale F. and Christine I. Fink, of Jersey Shore, will celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Aug. 1. They were married by Rev. Mercurio A. Fregapane in the former St. Paul’s Chapel in Atlas. They are members of St. Luke Catholic Church in Jersey Shore. Christine is the daughter of the late ...

Couple renews vows after 10 years

Ryan and Sandra Jennings renewed their 10-year anniversary vows on July 18, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds with their three beautiful children and puppy joining them! Their son and puppy were ring bearers and two daughters were flower girls.

Former Muncy residents celebrate golden anniversary

Ron and Sue Curley, former Muncy residents and now retired near Southport, North Carolina celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18. They have two daughters, Alicia and Ryan, and four grandchildren.

Blossburg couple honors 30th

Dave and Lynn Harris of Blossburg will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. They were married by Reverend Ira Hindman of the Covington Church of Christ. Lynn is the daughter of the late Chester and Iola Barr. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1967 and from the ...

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Autumn wedding planned

Phillip McIlwain, son of Denise Young, of Avis and Samantha Jovan, daughter of John Jovan and Carol Parks, of Salladasburg, are announcing their wedding. Samantha is a 2007 Jersey Shore High School Graduate. She is employed by Northwest Bank, Williamsport, as a branch manager. Phillip ...

Mid-September wedding planned

Phillip McIlwain, son of Denise Young, of Avis and Samantha Jovan, daughter of John Jovan and Carol Parks, of Salladasburg, are announcing their wedding. Samantha is a 2007 Jersey Shore High School Graduate. She is employed by Northwest Bank, Williamsport, as a branch manager. Phillip ...

Watsontown natives plan a wedding

Lauren M. Stahl, daughter of Dale and Yvonne Stahl, of Watsontown, and Joshua R. Adams, son of Mark and Kathy Adams, of Watsontown, recently announced their engagement. Lauren is a 2018 graduate of Warrior Run High School and Lycoming Career and Technology Center, and will graduate from the ...

Muncy couple plans wedding

Katrina J. Bennett and Isaac E. Boudeman are planning a wedding in Muncy. Katrina is the daughter of Melissa Stryker and the late Brett Bennett. She graduated with an associates degree in criminal justice. Isaac is the son of Henry Boudeman, of Turbotville, and Sharon Lewis, of Orangeville. ...

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June wedding in Heilwood for couple

Beck R. Branton and Skyler Altemus were married on June 6, at the groom’s home in Heilwood. Beck is the son of Dr. Shawn R. Branton, of Jersey Shore, and Dr. Laura J. Farabaugh Rizzo of Heilwood. Skyler is the daughter of Lisa Miller Weaver and Douglas Altemus. Both graduated Magna Cum Laude ...

City native wedded in Oregon

Natalie True, of Clatskanie, Oregon, and Jeff Rudinski, of White Salmon, Washington, were married at 6 p.m. June 25, at The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon. The ceremony was officiated by Scott Rudinski, brother of the groom. A reception was held at Grateful ...

A home-run wedding at Little League

William “Bill” L. Christopher and Michelle L. Haag, of Lewisberry, were united in marriage on June 13, 2020. The couple was married by Rev. Thomas C. Jones at the Original Little League Field, Carl E. Stotz Field, in Williamsport. A wedding rehearsal took place on June 12 at 3 ...

City native plans honeymoon to Mexico

Holly and Lucas Haswell were married April 3 in Mineola, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Lewis Pollard, of Grace Community Church, at a lakeside ceremony. The former Holly Smith is the daughter of Bob and Zana Smith, of Mineola, Texas. She graduated from Mineola High School and Southern ...

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Sadie Says… Safe travels for you and your pet

Q. My husband and I will be driving to our vacation destination and plan to take our dog and cat. What can we do so our pets travel safely? A. For most of us, our pets are part of our family. They provide unconditional love and petting a cat or dog has been shown to reduce stress. Some people ...

‘WOW’ed by new wildlife habitat station, Nature Club

Residents and staff at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center are now enjoying their second month of the new wildlife habitat station. It features several large windows from which residents can comfortably observe various birds and woodland creatures. They watch them eat, drink, bathe and ...

Sadie Says: Guardianship or custody? What grandparents should know

Q: I’m taking care of my granddaughter, her mom and dad left her with me. Do I have legal rights to her now? What should I do? According to statewide AARP statistics, 81,112 children in Pennsylvania live in homes where a grandparent is solely responsible for them. Grandparents are taking ...

Keeping in contact with loved ones at care facilities

Although Lycoming County moved into the yellow stage for COVID-19, please remember that local long-term care facilities cannot. Facilities, such as The Meadows, need to continue to follow infection prevention and control practices as directed by the Department of Health, Centers for Disease ...

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Tips for a successful marriage proposal

METRO — People ready to “pop the question” may wonder about the right way to initiate an engagement proposal. Because a marriage proposal is such a memorable moment in a couples’ lives together, those doing the proposing often go to great lengths to ensure things go smoothly. Add a ...

Alternative rings gain popularity

METRO — Engagement rings are often sizable investments. Money magazine reports the average engagement ring costs around $5,800. An engagement ring symbolizes the start of a lifelong commitment and may even set the tone for a couple’s wedding day. Jewelry styles are personal, and ...

Hughesville newlyweds win 2019 Wedding Photo Contest

Jordan and Bekka Truax, of Hughesville, were married on May 18, 2019, by Rev. Tom Brokaw at The Shultz Mansion in Montoursville. The Truax’s love story began on Sept. 10, 2017. Though, the couple met one another two years prior through mutual friends. Every love story is unique to each ...

Florists blend colors, themes and budgets

During wedding season, love is in bloom and brides and grooms are planning their weddings. One decision on their checklist of things to do is to figure out floral arrangements. To help simplify this task, M. Melissa Null-Iseley, owner and designer of Nevills Flowers, and Janet Johns, owner of ...

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Continuing a tradition, ‘Around the table’

Thanksgiving, in a broader sense, to my family has always been about getting together around the table, being thankful to see one another and to eat some good food. To me, the food is just ice cream on my aunt’s famous apple pie, the real treat is getting to see my family together. It’s ...

Milton Model Train Museum to honor military trains

MILTON — Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, The Milton Model Train Museum will have military-themed trains running and other military items on display in the lobby of the museum. The Milton Model Train Museum, 139 South Front St., third floor, will be open for the ...

Continuing a tradition, ‘Kids table’

Traditions, by their very nature, don’t tend to be unique or especially memorable in the moment, but perhaps in repetition they do become special. As such, I look back fondly at my time spent there. It was usually after a fair bit of eye-rolling and feet dragging that I found myself at my ...

Central PA Food Bank holds annual Thanksgiving distribution

In Lycoming County, 12.7 percent of the population struggles with food insecurity, said Carla Fisher, communication and marketing director for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, 3301 Wahoo Drive. Of that percentage, 6,663 are children, 1,432 are seniors and 426 are military, according to ...