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  • Style File: Cabincore0

    First, the fashion world was swept by normcore, then menocore; this past summer, fashionistas, and influencers were all atwitter with cottagecore. Now that we are well into fall, the next big trend is cabincore! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s fine; this mostly pertains to millennials. But what’s interesting is that

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  • United Way to Kick Off Homelessness Awareness Month in Socktober: New partnership with Curtin Intermediate School to help community0

    One of the biggest needs for homeless shelters and those serving the homeless are socks. Yes, socks. Since 2014, Anna Radspinner and the Curtin Intermediate School have held Socktober. Every student would bring in a pair or bundle of unused socks to give to organizations throughout the community. In the past, socks were provided to

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  • How to Dress for a Warm Fall0

    The heat just won’t quit, and it’s almost Labor Day! Usually, around this time of year, I would start transitioning my closet from summer clothes to fall apparel. Fall is similar to spring in that it starts very differently than how it ends. On day one, it feels like the height of summer, and by

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  • Fall 2020 Trends0

    In normal years, as summer comes to an end, I’d be all sorts of excited for the new season’s trends, writing up my shopping list of must-haves for the upcoming fall/winter. However, in the “new normal” we find ourselves living with, things like fashion and trends have been put into a more flippant light than

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  • At Home Pedicure0

    There’s only one full month of summer left and, while time seems to be standing still, chances are your nails may be in need of some maintenance. Even with salons open, I’ve been doing my nails at home and have been trying to keep my pedicure as professional-looking as possible. The art of the DIY

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  • Work From Home Wardrobe0

    It has been an interesting time for all of us, especially if you find yourself working from home under less than ideal circumstances. Having worked from home sporadically over the years, the idea of typing away all day in pajamas may sound appealing, but, by Day Two, it can actually become quite a drag. From

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  • Spring, the Other Sweater Weather0

    Spring can be such a tricky time of year, some days are bright and sunny, while others are wet and muddy. As the days start to get longer, you may be tempted to pull out all of your warm-weather wear. However, this transitional season is still prime sweater weather, unlike crisp fall days that call

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  • Valentine’s Day Help0

    Y’all know I am always looking out for you. I’m of the helpful sort. So, if you haven’t found your Valentine yet, please allow me to offer up these helpful pick-up lines that are sure to help you find ‘the one’ this Valentine’s Day. • Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?

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  • How to Wear Boots this Winter0

    Boots are a ubiquitous part of winter. Whether it’s snow-boots and sweats for shoveling the driveway, knee-high boots worn over skinny jeans for a night out, or duck-boots peeking out from under dress pants as you commute to the office, wearing boots is more often a functional rather than fashionable choice during these colder months.

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  • PIT Count slated for January 22,2020 – Volunteers, donations needed0

    On January 22, 2020, volunteers and staff of Lycoming County’s homeless service providers will distribute items to homeless adults and children during the annual point-in-time (PIT) Count. During this time, volunteers canvas the entire county to get a real-time picture of homelessness in our area and distribute hygiene items and cold-weather accessories Volunteers to help

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  • The Electronics of Ice Fishing0

    What does electronics have to do with ice-fishing? Well, actually quite a bit these days; in fact batteries and electronics play a big role in almost everything we do these days. Just the other day I had to get a tiny battery replaced in my wife’s car so she could start it before she goes

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  • White Elephant Gift Ideas0

    Workplace holiday celebrations come in every shape and size, from potluck lunches to catered cocktail hours. No matter the type of shindig you have, chances are high that there is an element of gift exchange, whether it’s a Secret Santa, group gift, or a white elephant. There are several approaches you can take when shopping

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  • YWCA’s Hut of Hope Give Dignity to Those in Need0

    A new hand-crafted addition to the YWCA’s West Fourth Street location is helping those in need find dignity, hope and comfort. The YWCA’s Hut of Hope is located in front of the brick home of the YWCA, right at the sidewalk, so passersby in need have access to items likes gloves, toothpaste, deodorant and more.

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  • Curtin Intermediate’s #SOCKTOBER Campaign Sets New Record, Collecting 5,398 Pairs of Socks for Area’s Homeless

    Curtin Intermediate’s #SOCKTOBER Campaign Sets New Record, Collecting 5,398 Pairs of Socks for Area’s Homeless0

    Curtin Intermediate School set a new school record during its #socktober campaign last month, having collected 5,398 pairs of socks, shattering last year’s record-setting number of 5,001. Curtin joined up with the #socktober movement six years ago, initiated by Kid President and Soul Pancake to help the homeless around the U.S., and has since collected a

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  • Family Fall Wardrobe Prep0

    Fall weather is finally here, and I’m so excited to unearth all of my sweaters, boots, and corduroys. Besides my own wardrobe, I’m also in charge of switching out my daughters’ summer apparel and getting them outfitted for the cold months ahead. My husband is left to his own devices for the most part, but

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  • How to Make Summer Dresses Fall Ready0

    With autumn just around the corner, you may be tempted to buy some new pieces for the upcoming season. And while you may need functional upgrades to your existing wardrobe for the months ahead, chances are you can still wear your favorite summertime dresses through September and into October with a few styling tricks. The

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  • Baseball…Then and Now0

    Well it’s that time of year again. Kids are cramming to finish, or start, their Summer reading assignments. Parents are quietly looking forward to their kids getting back to school and into a daily routine. Summer is winding down. Oh, and if you are from Central Pennsylvania there is that small sporting event called the

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  • Vacation Dressing0

    Tis the season for vacays, staycays, and slaycays! Whether you’re gearing up for your annual family road trip, plan on laying low at home, or are booking an epic adventure, chances are your vacation wardrobe may be in need of a refresh. The key to building stylish vacation outfits is versatility and balancing the practical

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  • Andrea’s Country Home Cookin0

    OK, so you are slowly getting to know me. You know I am married, with kids, and love to cook. Over time, I hope for you to feel like you know me, and my personality through my writing, but let me introduce you more to two loves in my life. My son, Tyler, is nine,

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  • How to Look Polished Fast0

    Whether you have small children or not, getting up and out of the door on time looking presentable can be a challenge. If given the time, I can turn out a polished look that is not only presentable but stylish. However, most mornings, after wrestling my daughters into their clothes, I’d much rather just go

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  • Dressing the Family this Easter0

    Growing up, each spring my mother would get me a new dress to wear on Easter Sunday. “Get” and “new” being somewhat arbitrary words, because she did not always buy a brand-new dress. Some years, I wore hand-me-downs, some years she made the dress, some years we found a secondhand dress. With two little girls

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  • Style Mistakes to Avoid Over 400

    We’ve all had those moments when looking at photos from our younger days and cringing at our style mistakes —looking at you, stirrup pants. Bad fashion in your teens and twenties can be excused by the follies of youth. However, as we get older and wiser, hopefully we have fewer cringe-inducing fashion fails. Of course,

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  • Transitional Dressing0

    We are less than a month away from daylight savings time, which in my mind is the unofficial start of spring. Of course, we all know that spring takes its time to fully emerge, making winter seem never-ending in this part of the world. It can be a challenge to dress practically, yet stylishly, this

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  • How to Base Layer0

    With the end of the holiday season, we are now facing the brutal business of winter, which includes freezing temperatures, ice, snow, sleet, and wind. To survive this time of year means dressing in layers, more specifically base layers. Normally reserved for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, and skiing, base layers are now becoming a

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  • The Art of the Perfect Gift

    The Art of the Perfect Gift0

    Even in a world where just about anything is a few clicks away, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can still be a difficult task. One trick to winning the holidays is bringing back the basics by choosing presents you know your loved ones need and can actually use. Consider these crowd-pleasing

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  • The Best Gift Ideas0

    It would be wonderful to have the time and creative energy to come up with unique and useful gifts for everyone on your Christmas List. However, most of us need a bit of help in the present idea department. Pinterest and Instagram have a ton of way better present pics than I can ever dream

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  • County Hall Corner: Not the Last Laugh0

    It all started with Jason York, director of the Lycoming County Resource Recovery Facility, otherwise known as the County Landfill. As there are often expenditure items that need to be approved by the county commissioners, Jason is something of a regular at the weekly work and regular sessions of the Lycoming County Commissioner meetings. Jason

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  • ‘Socktoberfest to Return to Curtin Intermediate School Community Event to Kick Off Month-Long Benefit for Area Homeless0

    Curtin Intermediate School invites the community back to help “kick it to poverty” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, for its third SOCKTOBERFEST. The kickoff event once again will help launch the school’s month-long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless. Better known as #socktober, the movement began six years ago by

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  • That Back to School Feeling0

    I just got an invite for my 20th high school reunion, so it’s safe to say it’s been quite some time since I’ve had to gear up for a new school year. However, I just can’t shake that invigorating feeling when September rolls around, the weather changes, and fall clothes go on sale. This year,

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  • The Laundry Blues0

    It’s possible I made a horrible mistake when I decided to make my kids responsible for their own laundry. In theory, it was a wonderful idea as it relieved me of the dreaded chore and saved me from spending countless hours in what may be the smallest and most depressing room on earth. What’s more,

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  • Happy Camper0

    The kids are away at camp this week, which might explain the glorious silence in our home. The week BEFORE camp, however, qualified as pandemonium. There were monumental outbursts over the issue of procrastination, and epic battles over the sovereignty of the laundry room. We argued about what to pack and when we should leave,

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  • How to Break in New Shoes0

    I love getting new shoes, don’t you? There’s just something about putting my best foot forward in a brand-new pair of shoes that gives me a bit of a rush. Of course, I love shoes whether it’s new strappy stilettoes for an event, or shiny new slip-ons for spring. What I don’t love is the

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  • Shopping With Your Husband0

    I think it’s safe to assume that most husbands and boyfriends do no put clothes shopping with their significant other at the top of their fun-couple-things list. However, like taxes, shoveling snow, and changing poopy diapers, clothes shopping is one of those things you just have to buckle down and do, because naked is not

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