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Lifestyles

History proves America’s greatness

The title of this column is “History Rekindled.” The initial reason for that title was to remind us of our great heritage and to see the inspiration our Founding Fathers had to form the United States of America. Never, in the history of the world, has there been a country that has equaled ...

Yarn club, in the age of tech

During my whole library career, I’ve done programs. When I was in the children’s library, it was story time and preschool visits. During the summer, I offered programs for older kids and teens, too. Then when I moved “upstairs,” I offered book art classes. (We folded books into apples ...

The changing lifestyle challenges facing seniors

Experts in the longevity field tell us that living alone doesn’t support optimal health. If we’re smart, the experts say, we will find like-minded peers to form friendships and support. And it’s the close ties that will keep us to feel strong and resilient. Today’s 17 million people ...

Goose Day

LEWISTOWN— Are you ready for Goose Day? The Juniata Valley’s unique holiday, also known as St. Michelmas Day, will be celebrated Sept. 29. Businesses and organizations throughout the region are marking the holiday with special events. Most of them are all month long; some will be ...

Changing of the guard at Mifflin County Library

Thursday, Sept. 10, started just like any other day. I arrived at the library at 10 minutes before my shift started at 8 a.m. My coworker Kathy arrived shortly after me. And that’s when the day like any other day ended. Kathy makes these fantastic pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies. From ...

Last check-in, last check-out

I have pondered, mucked about, and racked my brain about this last column. I just don’t know what to say or how to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed our Saturday mornings together. In case you couldn’t tell, I love talking about the library, not just the public side but a face the public ...

Preservation tips offered for paintings and prints

People love their collections. No matter the type of object — cookie jars, military memorabilia, fine art posters — collectors want to add to an existing collection, display their assembled objects, and learn more about their cherished treasures. One of the most important and interesting ...

More than just empty stadiums

The cathedrals lie empty. Wrigley. Fenway. Yankee Stadium. PNC Park. Progressive Field. Sure, their lights are on as Major League Baseball tries to squeeze in a truncated 60-game season in the middle of a pandemic. But no one is home save for a few dozen players running around in masks under ...

Softball alum finds diamond in the ‘ruff’ at shelter

This summer I interned at Huntingdon County Humane Society. I wasn’t originally supposed to be staying in my hometown for this internship, but because of Covid-19, my plans to go to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Hubert, N.C., were canceled. At the Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, ...

Remembering Sept. 11

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — There were doubts in Lori Guadagno’s mind whether this place would ever feel right — a place of tragedy, a land scarred first from strip mining and then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. And the final resting place of her brother. On her first visit to the ...