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January 29, 2015 ‘Executive Protection’ By Jennifer Morey Crime investigator Thadius “Thad” Winston must protect his high-ranking political mother after she is shot and nearly killed. He is prepared for risks. more »»

 
 
 
Q&A: Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life

January 29, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metro­politan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark... more »»

GourmetGents: Gateau au chocolat fondant de Nathalie

January 28, 2015 Chocolate cake is like the little black dress of dessert. It can be dressed up or down from the homeliest of meals to the pinnacle of haute cuisine and remain equally enticing in either environme. more »»

Penn College visiting chef series to feature wine, beverage connoisseur

January 28, 2015 The spring 2015 edition of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Visiting Chef Series will feature Brian McClure, beverage director for The Greenbrier, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest... more »»

Flavored popcorn makes a quick game-day snack

January 28, 2015 In the past few years, popcorn has become a culinary trend. Butter and salt may be OK at the movie theater when those are your only choices. more »»

Annie's Mailbox

January 28, 2015 Dear Annie: My sister’s son, “Jared,” lives close to us but far from his mother. We always invite them to family get-togethers, but are never sure whether they will show up. more »»

Sanctuary saves animals, helps people

January 26, 2015 SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - Holding a blind rabbit was soothing for Marlene Cleis, a 72-year-old woman who has Alzheimer’s disease. more »»

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

January 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES — From brain-devouring zombies in “The Walking Dead” to crime-scene bloodshed on “CSI,” special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. more »»

At the British Homing World Show: Not your average pigeon

January 26, 2015 BLACKPOOL, England (AP) — Once a major tourist destination for Britons heading to the beach, the seaside town of Blackpool now draws a different kind of visitor. more »»

Pantry opens in ND to help owners feed their dogs, cats

January 26, 2015 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pantry has opened in North Dakota to help pet owners who are struggling to feed their cats and dog. more »»

'Soul food'

January 25, 2015 Margie Thompson and Claire Smith of the West End Christian Community Center (WECCC), 901 Diamond St. more »»

Yogurt company donates more than 10,000 cups to food bank

January 25, 2015 The spirit of giving can last longer than just during the holiday season, as local Greek yogurt manufacturer Maia Yogurt has proven. more »»

Dear cats: We miss you

January 25, 2015 Dear cats, We know you’re not small dogs. You don’t prefer to walk on leashes (usually). You keep your cool most of the time and don’t make fools of yourself in front of just anybody (usually). more »»

Brighten winter meals with vibrant seasonal ingredients

January 25, 2015 Following a healthy eating plan doesn’t mean eating the same dish every day. more »»

The Plum Tree Massacre and the Iroquois War on colonial expansion

January 25, 2015 The date was June 10, 1778. In the east, the Revolutionary War raged and colonial forces under Gen. George Washington were seeing key victories producing a turning point in the conflict. more »»

Congress seeks to limit transfers between Social Security and disability funds

January 25, 2015 By MARY AGNES CAREY Kaiser Health News A sweeping rules package the House approved at the start of the 114th Congress includes a provision that has set off a war of words about the future of Social... more »»

Walt Disney World inspires doll collector’s display

January 25, 2015 Every collection tells a story. Some people tell the story of their travels by collecting something from each state or country they’ve visite. more »»

Home Country

January 25, 2015 Doc was just getting up to leave the philosophy counter as Herb walked in. Herb was grinning and flexing muscles and had the look of eagles in his eyes. We stared. “Herb,” said Do. more »»

Celebrate your library in February as part of National Library Lovers’ Month

January 25, 2015 The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is recognizing February as National Library Lovers’ Month, a celebration of school, public and private libraries of all types. more »»

A Word, Please

January 25, 2015 Not long ago while editing a series of articles, I noticed that the writer had strange ideas about where to put adverbs. Many were placed before the verbs and some before the subjects, too. more »»

Troop 12 hikes Williamsport Municipal Water Authority

January 25, 2015 Last fall, 16 Scouts, leaders and family members of Troop 12 of St. Luke’s in Williamsport hiked the Williamsport Water Authority on Mosquito Valley Road. more »»

 
 
 

 

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5 Great Holiday Gifts for Dogs

December 24, 2014 I have been known to spoil my pets from time to time, yet when the holidays roll around, I tend to 'forget' to get things for my crew's stockings! Thank goodness for Grandma! She always comes through. more »

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