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LEWISTOWN — The 2020-21 season of the Mifflin-Juniata Concert Association will include an appearance by a true country legend, along with five other acts that will grace the stage at Mifflin County High School. The season opens Sept. 21 with a performance by the Atlantic City Boys, a ...

Hair today, gone tomorrow

NEW YORK (AP) — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime. As the spread of the coronavirus sends more people into ...

Sentinel seeks your pet stories, photos for ‘I Remember’

Do you remember the first pet you adopted? Is your home brightened by the presence of a rescue? This year, The Sentinel’s “I Remember” publication focuses on these furry friends that make our lives so much better. Maybe you remember your first shelter pet, or the rescue who made the ...

Friends still waiting at ROFF; bingo postponed

These are difficult times and all of us at ROFF are sending our best wishes for everyone to stay healthy. Hopefully, we can all return to normalcy in the very near future. Here is an excerpt from an article I read recently: “During stressful times, scientific studies show the therapeutic ...

I remember … my adopted furry friend

Do you remember the first pet you adopted? Is your home brightened by the presence of a rescue? This year, The Sentinel’s “I Remember” publication focuses on these furry friends that make our lives so much better. Maybe you remember your first shelter pet, or the rescue who made the ...

Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

RALEIGH, NC (AP) —Ó Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans. “We buy at the same stores,” said Paul Lunn, ...

Holiday lights brightening dark times

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — At a time of great uncertainty, even the seasons seem scrambled. Christmas lights in springtime? Wrapped around a tree trunk in Colorado, fashioned into a heart in Alabama and hung high over Main Street in a New Hampshire town, holiday lights are going back up. As the ...

Charities face growing need without volunteers

The Associated Press For more than a week, Elaine Peoples, who cooked for a now-shuttered day care center, has been out of work. At 68, she’s also at a higher risk for catching the new coronavirus. Nonetheless, she’s showing up four days a week for her volunteer shift at an increasingly ...

Virtual volunteers offer help to strangers

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Sitting cross-legged in her living room, Donna Borak rested her palm on her heart as she guided a small group of virtual participants in meditation and deep breathing. Notice where you might be holding tension, she instructed. “Send your attention to your head ... ...

Some gardens are made in the shade

Most of us have areas around our homes that are heavily, or at least partially, shaded. You can leave them as is, just a few trees and nothing else. Or you can plant them chock full of shade-loving plants. Trust me, it’s easy to find plenty of beautiful — and easy to care for — plants ...