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Dear Annie: Etiquette lacking

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lots of nieces, nephews and other distant relatives and friends who are graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting married or having children. On each occasion, we have been sending a very nice card, an enclosed letter and a very generous amount ...

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m a 50-something woman who’s been married for 35 years. About a year ago, to spice up our marriage, I started sending my husband seductive pictures of myself during the day. He really loved them and wanted more. Over time, the pictures I sent him got more daring. One of his ...

Use the grill to roast a prime rib for flavor and texture

If you’re going to grill a prime rib, the last thing you want is an overcooked gray ring surrounding the rosy interior. We decided to forgo searing the flat cut sides, which meant the roast spent less time over high heat. The reduced amount of searing time was enough to create a browned ...

‘Alias Emperor Rodgers’

Growing up in Williamsport, Emperor Rodgers, also known as Paul H. D. Rothfuss, got his start in radio at 17-years-old in his hometown for a quarter an hour. Rothfuss wrote, “Alias Emperor Rodgers: A Majestic Memoir by Baltimore’s Emperor of Insanity in The Crazy Daze of ’60s Top 40 ...

Veggin’ out

It’s July, it’s hot and I don’t want to bake or cook over a hot oven or stove - so for this month’s column, I decided on something cool ... popsicles! My daughter has gotten on a popsicle kick lately, so that’s what made me look up new recipes to try at home. Some that I could make ...

Local author honored in 2018 Indie Book Awards

“Fathers’ Day,” by H J (Jim) Brennan, formerly of Williamsport, has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2018. Brennan’s book is a finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world’s largest non-profit book ...

A Word, Please: Silently correcting your grammar

A few years back, a friend surprised me with a gift: a desk plaque bearing the words “I’m silently correcting your grammar.” I put it next to my computer, snapped a picture and sent the photo to my friend to express my gratitude. Then I pushed the plaque a little farther back on my ...

Home Country: Slim’s holiday

We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. Great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their summer-weight jackets, the float with the princesses on it, ...

At some colleges, no need to be separated from a beloved pet

Leaving for college involves some difficult changes, and one of them can be separation from a beloved pet. “If an animal is part of your entire life, and caring for them is a huge part of it, to take that away is pretty dramatic,” says Kimberly Brubaker. If it’s a high enough ...

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 services for ...

Serena William’s marriage shows Wimbledon’s use of courtesy titles

LONDON — Serena Williams’ recent marriage has shined a spotlight on one of Wimbledon’s many quirky traditions. Suddenly “Miss Williams” has become “Mrs. Williams” in the words of chair umpires — a small change that has led to bigger-picture questions about whether the All ...

Upcoming reunions in the area

Reunion notices are published as a one-time courtesy at no charge on Sundays in the Lifestyle section. Information must be received in writing by the Lifestyle department at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Reunion notices not received in time will be published the ...

Mr., Mrs. Fetter observe 50th anniversary

Ophelia (Tam) and James Fetter, of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2018. They were married by Graham Freemen at Muncy Baptist Church. Mrs. Fetter, a native of Hong Kong, is the daughter of the late Tam Lap Kay and Tam Kowk Yuet Ying. She graduated from St. ...

Book review: ‘The Penderwicks at Last’

In Jeanne Birdsall’s popular “Penderwick” series, each successive book kept getting more intense. Until now. Indeed, if this set of kids’ novels is a five-course meal, then the latest makes a tasty dessert. Released in May, “The Penderwicks at Last” is the fifth and final tale ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: “Nicole” and I have been friends since the time she started at my school. She can be a good friend, but what she does outside of being a friend is questionable, and I think being around her is becoming toxic. Nicole’s ex-boyfriend, “Matt,” told me that Nicole’s mom is ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: “Pete” was a friend of mine. He was 20 years older than I and died at the age of 87. He worked hard his entire life and retired with his wife, and they lived in a small but nice house in Palm Springs. They didn’t spend much money and had just enough for a comfortable ...

‘Indigo and Bloom’

From creating illustrations in kindergarten for her grandmother to making them professionally as an adult, Jennifer Fitchwell, of Lakewood, Ohio, formerly of Williamsport, has a greeting card line through American Greetings at Target, in Pennsdale and across the country. “I was always ...

Williamsport Women

When Jean Nagy moved into her home, she discovered a box of letters in the attic. These letters, dated from 1898 to 1906, were written to Martha Heim. When Nagy, who has since passed away, relocated to the Williamsport Home, she instructed her son Andy to give the letters to “that woman that ...

Creature comforts: Beware of the crazy cat people

If you share your home with six or more cats ... if you can’t walk to the refrigerator without tripping over three cats ... if cleaning the litterboxes has become a full-time job ... if your monthly cat food budget rivals that of the NASA space program ... you may be a crazy cat person. ...