Modern Life

Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 29
BERWICK — Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Ann L. Lee for a free program, “Houseplants,” at the McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St.,...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 29
Earth-friendly school supplies might sound expensive, but you can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. Start by widening your...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 29
Through eighth-grade, preparing for school is largely a question of checking off items from a recommended list of supplies. Preparing for high...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 33
BLOOMSBURG —Want to become a Penn State Extension Master Gardener volunteer? Please email them at mrg211@psu.edu about their Basic Training course...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 33
FISHING CREEK TWP. — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at the Forks Farm Market, 299 Covered Bridges Lane in Fishing Creek Township...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 33
I have a head of cabbage that’s getting so swollen I know it’s going to split. Especially if a thunderburst drenches the ground. And after that head...
Published on August 17, 2019 - Page 5
BY KENT JACKSON and SAM GALSKI The (Hazleton) Standard-Speaker Writers HAZLETON (AP) — When scanning bills municipalities pay for engineering,...
Published on August 17, 2019 - Page 10
NANTICOKE (AP) — Back in his Polka band’s heyday, John “Stanky” Stankovic had a globe-crossing marathon weekend by playing in England on Friday, at...
Published on August 17, 2019 - Page 11
How bad is your disposable razor for the environment? The question is gaining attention among consumers amid a growing global campaign against...
Published on August 17, 2019 - Page 11
If you’re short on cash on vacation, it might seem easiest to hit up the nearest ATM. But if that handy machine is not in your bank’s network, you...
Published on August 14, 2019 - Page 22
A new lunchbox is one of the more fun back-to-school purchases you can make, and a cool one can be a bright spot in your kid’s day. These days,...
Published on August 14, 2019 - Page 22
If mosquitoes, gnats, black flies and no-see-ums are driving you buggy, then consider cozying up to some lavender, marigolds or basil. Scientists...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 10
Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists. We’re not out to steal their money — just their...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 29
Robo-advisers have been around long enough that the question is no longer whether you should turn your investment decisions over to a computer. Now...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 29
BERWICK — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at Beyond the Blend Market, 137 W. Front St. in Berwick, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 17 and...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 29
Ski resorts are not just for winter anymore. In an effort to expand revenue opportunities in shortening ski seasons, mountain resorts have started...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 29
BLOOMSBURG — Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Mary Jo R. Gibson for a free program on the spotted lanternfly at the Ag Services Building,...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 32
Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. But every working student should know a certain abbreviation...
Published on August 11, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Washington’s leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy’s “The Violence...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
Want to become a Penn State Extension Master Gardener volunteer? Please email them about their Basic Training course for volunteers at mrg211@psu.edu.
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric —are but memories, or something seen only in...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
The most important thing you can say to a new hire may be: “Have you signed up for the 401(k) yet?” An astounding 3 out of 10 workers don’t know...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 26
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The clock strikes 10 p.m. on a Friday night when the “Parent Patrol” enters a popular playground in suburban Reykjavik. The...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman has several new books planned, not all of them fiction. Lippman has reached a five-book...
Published on August 3, 2019 - Page 5
Consumers affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach (that’s most U.S. adults who have credit) can get their names on the list to get free credit...
Published on August 1, 2019 - Page 21
Yellowjackets play a supportive role in gardening but can be dangerous around families and pets. People sensitive to bee venom should be especially...
Published on August 1, 2019 - Page 21
Topiary is the art of growing trees and shrubs as living sculptures — cubes, spheres, obelisks, animal shapes or combinations of these. The...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
DANVILLE — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at the Ferry Street Growers’ Market in Danville on the first Saturdays of the month...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE : The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
As online shopping becomes ubiquitous, so do the boxes delivered to homes across the country. For apartment dwellers — and the managers of the...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
It might seem like you’ve been saving for back to school since you packed your children’s backpacks last fall. But after replacing worn-out erasers,...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Cristela Alonzo is telling her story in words and music, what she calls a “mixtape memoir.” The actress and producer’s book, “Music...
Published on July 27, 2019 - Page 21
Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you’re an introvert, it can drain your internal battery...
Published on July 27, 2019 - Page 21
Hopefully, I’ve caught you in time, before your weeds have grown lusty. I want you to consider the much maligned hoe. Wait! Don’t stop reading. I...
Published on July 25, 2019 - Page 8
A typical July includes vacations, travel, shopping, weddings and beaches. Budgets? Not really. But the year’s halfway point provides a great...
Published on July 22, 2019 - Page 4
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 9
Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview “solo agers” — people, either single or...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
If you’re gearing up for summer vacation, you might be wincing at the cost. Plane tickets, hotels, rental cars, meals and activities can turn any...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
PHILADELPHIA — Jessie Hemmons did her first public “yarn bombing” in 2009, crocheting a 12-inch cozy around a bike rack in downtown Philadelphia. It...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
FISHING CREEK TWP. — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at the Forks Farm Market, 299 Covered Bridges Lane in Fishing Creek Township...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 5
What’s the difference between cement and concrete? In my case, about $9, 55 pounds and a slightly sore back. Though the two terms are often used...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
It takes just a twist of the wrist to determine when pears are ready to come off the tree. For plums and peaches, flesh firmness is a good way to...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
When we think of literacy, we tend to think of reading. Schools, literary nonprofits and philanthropists often focus on encouraging students to be...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
If you’re thinking of listing your home as a vacation rental, have a listen to what travelers say makes a space inviting and welcoming and what’s a...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 1
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity...