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Lawmakers push for Amtrak to allow small pets on trains

February 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess. She and her owner, Rep. more »»

Creature comforts

February 22, 2015 1. Get up each morning with a stretch, a vigorous shake of the head and a wagging tail. Seize the day! 2. more »»

Shop near Madison makes chocolate from bean to bar

February 22, 2015 MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (AP) — As people nibble a pastry or sip their coffee at Sjolinds Chocolate House, they have no idea they are sitting on top of a laboratory. more »»

Friends of the James V. Brown Library membership drive underway

February 22, 2015 The Friends of the James V. Brown Library recently began their membership drive. Robert P. more »»

Meet the woman who left her job to open DC’s first cat cafe

February 22, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanchan Singh knows her latest venture is ripe for a “Portlandia” spoof. more »»

Book Review Luncheons scheduled

February 22, 2015 Charles Kemnitz will present the March 6 program on the Irish poet Seamus Heaney and the poem “Punishment” from Heaney’s book of poetry, “NORTH. more »»

A Word, Please

February 22, 2015 Some people just love to correct others’ grammar and usage. They know it rubs people the wrong way. But they justify it like this: “I’m doing the poor ignoramuses a favor. more »»

Educational videos explain Joseph Priestley’s discoveries of carbon monoxide, ammonia

February 22, 2015 Two educational videos explaining Dr. Joseph Priestley’s discoveries of carbon monoxide and ammonia have been posted on the Priestley House website. more »»

Visitors to World of Little League Museum can earn 100 shoulder patches

February 22, 2015 Little Leaguers and friends who visit the World of Little League Museum and Official Store, 525 Route 15, in February can earn 100 shoulder patches for their local league. more »»

Getting to know Belgian endive with the help of some cheese

February 22, 2015 Fresh-faced, yet utterly jet-lagged. That’s how I arrived in France for the first time. And that’s how I was introduced to Belgian endive. more »»

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

February 21, 2015 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “Obsession in Death” by J.D. Robb (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) . more »»

New book details roles state, Arkansans play in Hollywood

February 21, 2015 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Two University of Arkansas professors have written a book chronicling the role the state has played in the movie business. more »»

Publisher launches line of Warhol e-books

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol’s “Factory” is going digita. more »»

Bridge results

February 21, 2015 Williamsport Bridge Club Feb. 9 — Sarabelle Leuthner and Joyce Morgan, 30; Ed Bissell and Mary Ann Churba, 28; Sally Manning and Kay Dando, 23; Marie Koch and Doris Plotts, 23. Feb. more »»

Annie's Mailbox

February 21, 2015 Dear Annie: I was interested in the letter from “Still Stressed Out,” who is the caregiver for parents who insist on remaining at hom. more »»

Beauty on a budget

February 20, 2015 Here’s something we can agree on: getting a professional manicure or pedicure is a wonderful way to relax, treat yourself and ensure that your nails look nice. more »»

Black America expert and author to speak at library

February 20, 2015 The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host Ralph E. more »»

First show since designer’s death is ‘emotional’

February 20, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar de la Renta luxury label on Tuesday held its first Fashion Week show since the designer’s death in October, with his successor, Peter Copping, sending a bevy of luxurious,... more »»

Review – ‘David Ascendent’

February 19, 2015 On a recent episode of Janet Parshall’s syndicated radio show, author Brian Godawa outlined one tenet of his storytelling philosophy: “If you don’t accurately depict man’s depravity, the redemption... more »»

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

February 19, 2015 ‘Believer: My Forty Years in Politics’ By David Axelrod David Axelrod always has been a believe. more »»



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