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  • Annual Salvation Army Festival of Trees Auction To Take Place This Friday, December 80

    It may be a new location, but it is still a display and auction of beautifully decorated trees — the proceeds from an auction for these trees to benefit the local Salvation Army. Last Christmas marked 20 years of success for The Salvation Army’s Festival of Trees at the Lycoming Mall. If you are new

  • Coat Trends0

    Winter is by far not my favorite season; adults don’t get snow days, and the older I get, the more I feel those Arctic winds in my bones. The silver lining to this less-than-ideal time of year is all of the outwear trends from which to choose to complete your look! As we switch from

  • The Moments That Make Christmas0

    Now that it’s December, I want to embrace every single day between now and the end of the year. I’m always so excited for Christmas Day, but this year, I’m extra excited due to a bigger surprise that is planned. I’ll have to share after the holidays, but I can hardly wait! I just don’t

  • The Bookworm Sez: Fall Cookbooks for Your Entertainment by various authors0

    The smells coming from the kitchen are making your mouth water. The guests have started arriving, you’ll pull things out of the oven soon, and then you’ll begin collecting compliments. The holidays are the best time to entertain, so look for these great food books and cookbooks to enhance your splashy party, simple meal, or

  • Two Sisters Toy Drive Making Christmas Brighter for Area Kids0

    By Dave Bellomo Though most area children dream of reindeer and Santa Claus, not every family can afford to bring that kind of good cheer. That’s where the Wallace sisters come in. Lilly, 8, and Alice, 6, are the children of Lynnette and her husband, Josh, who is the chaplain at Lewisburg Penitentiary. Several years

  • Fur Coats & Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    Fur Coats & Ugly Christmas Sweaters0

    The Christmas season is here! Time for shopping, baking, ugly Christmas sweaters, and our favorite Christmas carols. I’m waiting for the first time when I hear Mariah Carey’s song “All I Want for Christmas is You” on the radio. This pretty much kicks the season off for me, but my husband has to be with

  • How to Style Knee High Boots0

    Fashion trends swing back and forth from season to season, but as autumn rolls into the holidays, you can always count on the return of knee-high boots. Kneecap-grazing footwear is a fall-winter staple that pulls even the most casual looks together effortlessly, more comfortable than their thigh-high counterparts, and more versatile than ankle booties. Here

  • The Five Failures of Us Backstory to a Scandal0

    Note: This is the seventh article in a series called Overcoming the Five Failures of Us. Previous articles are always available at This is an important article — especially for a good man. Why? Because only a good man can suffer a scandalous moral failure. When evil men do evil things, no one notices,

  • Cillo Breaks PA Deadlift Record – Again!

    Cillo Breaks PA Deadlift Record – Again!0

    Well, it happened again, sort of. Local legend Tom Cillo, strongman, supervisor of Williamsport Streets and Parks, and all-around nice guy, broke the PA State Deadlift Record again. Tom and I go way back to our training and powerlifting days at the YMCA and my gym, MAX Fitness, so when I heard he came out

  • Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships Christmas Coloring Contest0

    Merry almost Christmas! It’s one of my favorite times of the year! So, c’mon kids, let’s go! Grab your cocoa and meet me by the Christmas tree! We have important things to discuss! Bells jingling, ring tingle tingling too, and snow will soon (Maybe?) be glistening! But regardless of the weather, it is once again

  • Planes, Trains and Mayflower Ships: Films for Thanksgiving0

    Sometime in the next few days, TV listings and internet sites will begin to burst with Christmas-film suggestions. But before we get swept away in a flood of Scrooges, wonderful lives and Red Ryder BB guns, how about a few films for Thanksgiving? Here’s a six-course movie-meal for the upcoming holiday: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • Secret Santa Practical Gift Guide0

    Forget Thanksgiving; it’s been Christmas since November 1st, or so it seems in stores and in the fast pace of this month. Everyone I talk to feels like the season is flying by, and we’re all trying to keep our heads above water. There’s no more prepping for the week ahead; you must plan a