December 2017

Josh Rowe focuses on a tiny snowflake he captured and placed on a piece of glass with a camera set up inside his garage. Rowe captures the flakes and then moves the camera as close as he can to capture the detail of the flakes. (By Richard Sayer)

Winter artistry

By Sydney Herdle – Staff writer Josh Rowe’s attention to detail has him spending hours in the freezing cold focusing on the intricacy of snowflakes…








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New Year holiday closings

Several businesses and offices will have adjusted hours or services due to the New Year holiday.  Here is a rundown: Municipal offices The Venango and…






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Recent Deaths 12/30/17

Minnie Avonell Bonacker, 94, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Charles W. Bolton, 89, of Franklin, formerly of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Laurence…


animals

Doing a double take

Several area animal rescues have a couple of pairs available for adoption. Meanwhile, a couple of rabies clinics have been scheduled. Precious pair Precious Paws…




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Pet of the day 12/29/17

Name: Dolly Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Age: 1 year Gender: Female Size: Medium Color: Black/ White Declawed: No House-trained: Yes Adoption Price: $40.00 Dolly can…


This November 2017 photo shows a chopped winter salad in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)

Chopped winter salad

Serves 6 Start to finish: 50 minutes 1 pound cubed (3/4-inch) butternut squash Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 4 tablespoons olive oil,…