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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’ve always been great at gift-giving. I enjoy giving others things that they will thoroughly enjoy. But others are rarely as good at getting gifts for me. I don’t think I should feel bad for being a little materialistic; I think everyone likes getting thoughtful presents. I ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear. Lately, she’s been commenting on a diamond ring, and it’s the second time she’s made remarks at family gatherings about it, saying, “I want that ...

Welcome to Roushville

Whether you like to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating, watching scary movies or going to haunted houses, during the month of October, the Halloween spirit is alive. Logan Roush, of New Berlin, and his family have put on Roushville for 20 years, but this year, the haunted house is ...

Making a difference in our community

Speakers from the area come to share and discuss different topics within the community at the weekly ecumenical lunches held at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. At the fall ecumenical lunch on Sept. 19 Dawn Linn, CEO at the YWCA, talked about making a difference in our ...

YWCA Our Voice

Each October the YWCA Northcentral PA holds the Vigil of Remembrance and Hope to honor those who lost their lives to domestic violence in Lycoming County. This year’s vigil is at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 outside the Lycoming County Courthouse. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we aim to ...

Life Changes

Many people experience anticipatory grief, yet may not be aware there is an actual name for these uncomfortable, often quite complicated, times in life. Today’s column is meant to validate and support those experiencing an anticipated loss. This also includes those who have actually been ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

The highly collectible ceramics called Cantonware is a cobalt blue and white porcelain first produced in the port city of Canton (Guangzhou), China. Canto­nware is known by various names associated with its sea-trade history including: Chin­ese export porcelain, ballast ware china, China ...

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 ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I thought my husband and I had a great marriage — until I looked on his phone and found text messages to another woman. I was crushed. I asked him about it, and he said that it was nothing and that there were only a few messages. When I checked our cellphone details, I was ...

Clinton County CleanScapes to host Forestland Beautification Cleanup Day

Clinton County CleanScapes (CCC) will hold a half day forestland beautification tire and trash cleanup along Steward’s Run at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Lycoming County’s Piatt Township. Watson Township staff will assist participants working in teams during the cleanup. The cleanup begins at ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Recently, I’ve noticed that a “friend” on Facebook has been making very erratic posts, sometimes going on religious, political and metaphysical rants for hours on end. No one else is commenting on the posts or interacting with him. One person did ask, “Are you OK?” He ...

Creature comforts

When your eyes are bothering you, you see the optometrist; for eye surgery, it’s the ophthalmologist. When you have a toothache, you see the dentist; for malaligned teeth, it’s the orthodontist. Theallergist and pulmonologist will help you with your asthma. Pregnant? See the obstetrician. ...

James V. Brown Library to hold October Book Review Luncheon

Dr. Keith Shenberger will review “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume the First)” by the English historian Edward Gibbon at James V. Brown Library’s October Book Review Luncheon at noon on Friday. Res­ervations mus­­t be made by p.m. Wednesday. The ...

JVB Check It Out

The Department of Motor Vehicles, in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, now offers free online Pennsylvania Driver Permit practice tests through the James V. Brown Library’s website at www.jvbrown.edu. Select “Online Resources” to take the free sample permit tests, as many times as ...

Tails on the Trails

PENNSDALE — Enjoy the crisp fall air, scenic views and a brisk nature walk as you and your dog hit the trail at Tail on the Trails at Trinity Farm, 748 Quaker Church Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. with the walk beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tail on the Trails is a nature walk through Trinity ...

Deane Little Beans to hold Harvest Celebration

WELLSBORO — Just in time for Halloween, the first 150 children to register for the Deane Little Beans Harvest Celebration can take home pumpkins they’ve decorated at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre and lobby, 104 Main St. This event is open to children ages 2 to 11. ...

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 ...

Minnesota writer’s new thriller novel set in Boundary Waters

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — “Mejia remains a writer to watch.” That’s Publishers Weekly’s applause for Mindy Mejia’s new psychological thriller, “Leave No Trace.” Booklist’s starred review called the story “brutal, devastating, and utterly riveting.” “My goal is to bring ...

A Word, Please

Here’s a word I avoid: homonym. It’s not that I have a problem with this word. It’s marvelously useful. It’s even fun to say. My problem is I’m just never that confident I’m using it correctly. The insecurity began right around the time I learned about homophones and homographs. ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

The Associated Press HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Juror ?3” by Patterson/Allen (Little, Brown) 2. “Shadow Tyrants” by Cussler/Morrison (Putnam) 3. “In His Father’s Footsteps” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “Leverage in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s Press) 5. “The ...