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Ringing in the New Year

WELLSBORO — The words of the song we usually sing at midnight on New Year’s Eve were immortalized by the poet Robert Burns. “Should an old acquaintance be forgot, and days long gone by? We’ll drink a cup of kindness yet, for days long gone by.” The “Auld Lang Syne” reminds us to ...

A Word, Please: Liking the word like

I like “like.” Specifically, I like “like” to mean “such as.” And the reason I like “like” is because so many of the writers I edit have been conditioned to dislike “like.” It, like, drives me bonkers. “Along with exciting new menu items such as tilapia tacos and ...

‘The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge’

Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” is now 175 years old. Well on its way to a glorious bicentennial in 2043, this “Ghostly little book” (to use the author’s phrase) has inspired dozens of screen versions and a number of adjunct books: There’s Mark Osmun’s ...

Christkindl Market

MIFFLINBURG — The Christkindl Market has it all and much more. Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday with a parade led by Mifflinburg High School’s Renaissance Bande and St. Nicholas, the Christkindl Market runs Thursday through Saturday. Like food with a German flair? Think schnitzel on a stick, ...

Remember, Christmas still is Christmas: Women, the home front and WWII

A news article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette published on Dec. 20, 1943 reminded readers that, despite the country’s being at war, “Christmas still is Christmas... so much sorrow, so much tragedy, so much disappointment in the world... opportunity to send rays of happiness into otherwise ...

A Word, Please

It’s the holidays. And I can think of no better time to learn how to write holidays — the specific ones, I mean, like the one that celebrates mothers or the one that recognizes veterans or any of the other holidays you’re sure you know how to write until you sit down to write it. Is it ...