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Grieving pet owners find loving support

August 31, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amy Defibaugh was teaching her “Death and Dying” comparative-religion course at Temple University when her beloved 14-year-old border collie, Macey, died. more »»

Heart disease common even in apparently healthy cats

August 31, 2015 Cats make terrific pets and they are easy to care for. Provide good quality food, a scrupulously clean litter box, environmental enrichment and some love and they are happy. more »»

Lifestyle briefs

August 31, 2015 ‘Introduction to Bonsai’ classes to be held The “Introduction to Bonsai” classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1, at St. John’s School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St. more »»

Schreiber: Bills would let police remove pets from hot cars

August 31, 2015 By GREG GROSS The York Dispatch A York County lawmaker joined two other legislators recently to unveil a set of bills they say is aimed at stopping the practice of pet owners leaving animals in... more »»

Annie's Mailbox

August 31, 2015 Dear Annie: I’m a clean-cut, middle-aged gay guy living in a midsized city in Florida. My partner of six years lives in Boston. We have a great long-distance relationship. more »»

Connecting The Pieces Community Day to be held

August 31, 2015 The seventh annual Connecting The Pieces Community Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 12, at Indian Park, Park Road, Montoursville. more »»

2002 dystopian novel warns of modern-day issues

August 30, 2015 When M.T. Anderson wrote “Feed” in 2002, it was before social networking sites were commonplace and online retailers knew all about you from your shopping histor. more »»

Penn State study shows strategy to create more nutritious plant foods

August 30, 2015 In a recent study, Jairam Vanamala of Penn State University’s department of food science said plants contain biologically active compounds that suppress cancer and other disease processes. more »»

Technology puts a twist on classic toys

August 30, 2015 As more technologies enter the market that are durable, affordable and designed for children, playtime has been revolutionized. more »»

Teens are shopping more like their parents

August 30, 2015 GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she’s particular about what she wears. more »»

The modern tramp: What is love?

August 30, 2015 Charlie Chaplin described himself as “A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.” A key to his beloved character and the man himself: romance. more »»

JVB Check it Out

August 30, 2015 The Lycoming County Library System has several online resources available for students to use from the convenience of their home to get them in back-to-school mode through POWER Library at www. more »»

Scouts learn about the Battle of Gettysburg

August 30, 2015 Recently seven Boy Scouts and adult leaders from Woolrich Troop 66 learned about the Battle of Gettysburg on a three-day trip to the battlefields upon which the Union and Confederate soldiers fought... more »»

Hoffman achieves Eagle Scout rank

August 30, 2015 Noah Michael Hoffman, of Muncy, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at his board of review on May 6. more »»

Chapel Hill Scouts take 3,900-mile cancer bike trek

August 30, 2015 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. more »»

A listing of daily and weekly support groups

August 30, 2015 Various times North Central Sight Services offers a variety of support groups throughout the month for visually impaired residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties. more »»

A Word, Please

August 30, 2015 A reader named Randy wrote to ask about “that.” “I have been told by some of my more educated friends that using the word “that” (see, I did it again) is many times unnecessary,” Randy wrot. more »»

Hospice of Evangelical offers ‘Life After Loss’ group support

August 30, 2015 LEWISBURG — Evangelical Hospice and Community Health Wellness are offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, “Life After Loss” from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16 through Oc. more »»

Garden club planting milkweed to revitalize monarch butterflies

August 30, 2015 Connellsville Area Garden Club members are planting milkweed and other plants in the city to attract monarch butterflies and help in their replenishment. more »»

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

August 29, 2015 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Friction” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 4. more »»

Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children

August 29, 2015 BOGOTA, Colombia — A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. more »»



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