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Stylebook snapshot

As seasons come and go, so does a fresh ebb and flow of fashion trends. We get some of our earliest glimpses of them at fashion weeks across the globe. The ones that make the biggest impressions (attracted a lot of social media buzz and interest from buyers and media, for instance) will wind ...

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Evangelical Community Hospital seeks spiritual care volunteers LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, is seeking spiritual care volunteers, which are an extension of the Spiritual Care Dept. Spiritual care volunteers are asked to engage in conversation with patients ...

All ears: Caro working on audio-only project

NEW YORK — Robert Caro’s next project is for ears only. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is planning an audio-only release, “On Power,” drawing upon his years as an investigative journalist and his research into the lives of President Lyndon Johnson and municipal builder Robert ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘Age of Anger: A History of Present’ By Pankaj Mishra How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world — from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism ...

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Red Shield Community Garden to host Preparing the Garden workshop The Salvation Army’s Williamsport The Red Shield Community Garden will host the “Preparing the Garden” workshop at 6 p.m. March 28 at The Salvation Army, 457 Market St. The workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn the ...

Nothing says spring like this Easter dove-shaped bread

Whatever your spring food traditions, you likely have a family favorite dish that is the star of your dinner table. Or maybe you have memories of a treat you enjoyed as a child, but the recipe has been lost to time. If you grew up in an Italian-American household, you probably can identify your ...

Nan Pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India

This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America’s favorite food. The popular chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have been created in England for the British palate and is actually the national dish. But it is so tasty that restaurant diners have demanded that the ...

Black beans and mango combine in a delicious, filling salad

Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. For a little more than a buck, you can stock your pantry with a shelf-stable protein source that works in main dishes or in side dishes. You can even use cooked canned beans as an inexpensive way to stretch pricier proteins: Serve seared salmon on ...

A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food

Pet food is an industry worth nearly $25 billion in the United States. Owners make decisions about what to feed their pets based on marketing, personal beliefs and pet preference. And as with human nutrition, it can be hard to sort out truth from fads and marketing from science. Current pet ...

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Bosom Buddies RFL team to hold Bingo fundraiser The Bosom Buddies Relay For Life team will hold a Bingo fundraiser Sunday at Independent Fire Co., 306 Clark St., South Williamsport. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. The cost for tickets includes 10 Bingo games, door ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’ve never felt so strongly about anyone as I do about my girlfriend, “Angelina.” She is warm and funny and makes me want to be my best self every day. This is a great change from my previous girlfriend, who was from a well-to-do family and wasn’t afraid to flaunt it. She ...

Barn yarn: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens

MILTON, Mass. — Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, ...

Caring for animals in storm’s aftermath

Buddy charged out the front door into a snowy Old Forge yard with Oliver close behind. A hesitant Nova stayed on the porch, because this was the puppy’s first snow experience. She eventually ventured onto a big path Kristen Pietryka shoveled for the three dogs. After Buddy, an 8-year-old ...

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Friends of Brown Library to hold book drop-off The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will hold a book drop-off between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload cars for attendees who wish to donate their books to the ...

Canine shelter takes on Tehran stray dog problem — humanely

TEHRAN, Iran — On a cold winter morning in the Iranian capital recently, a homeless dog lay basking in the sun’s rays for warmth. Suddenly, the canine moaned — it had been shot with an anesthetic dart from a blowpipe. It ran several steps, then fell immobilized. The cream-and-gray ...

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Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild to hold meeting PENNSDALE — The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road. The meeting will feature the program “Creating Mitered Borders.” Ramona Benyo will give a ...

Wreckage

For Sascha Feinstein, of Williamsport, the seemingly meaningless piles upon piles of belongings — enough to fill up three houses — coupled with his father’s brilliant painting abilities created a juxtaposition of destruction and creativity. In his book, “Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy ...

Megan Does Makeup

Nobody has to spend hundreds of dollars on high end makeup to make themself feel beautiful. Not all high end makeup is amazing and not all affordable makeup is mediocre. There are fantastic products on both ends of the spectrum, you just have to know what to get. Talking about face, eyes and ...

Creature Comforts

Dear Kevin, I’ve been around for a few years, and have come to depend on my 7 a.m. breakfasts and 5 p.m. dinners. My owners do not need a clock with me around, as my tummy timer is very reliable! But it seems that twice a year, things go kaflooey and my people either ignore my desperate ...

Review: ‘Not Dead Yet’

In 1976, almost on a whim, I acquired second-row seats to see Genesis on their “Trick of the Tail” tour. Since lead singer Peter Gabriel had just left, drummer Phil Collins was at the mic, with Yes’s masterful Bill Bruford handling percussion. This life-changing concert left me a ...