Around the town

Good Day

and Happy Birthday to Jedidiah Welch of Mill Hall!

Word of the Day

Acarophobia — An extreme fear of small insects, including a delusion that one’s skin is infested with bugs. Also: a fear of itching.

Quote of the Day

“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

— Johnny Cash

Food distribution

The New Love Center Food Pantry at St. John Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, has changed its schedule for this month. It will be open on just one Friday — Dec. 15. Christmas boxes will be distributed that day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The food pantry serves residents of Jersey Shore, Linden, Avis, McElhattan and Woolrich areas. For emergency food assistance call 570-772-3275.

Support the arts

A membership to the Clinton County Arts Council may be the perfect gift. As a nonprofit, the CCAC raises a large portion of its operating costs through memberships. Renewing yours and encouraging others to become a member helps ensure the success of CCAC programs. Members receive reduced prices on bus trips, are given opportunities to sell their artwork in the gallery, may participate in members’ shows, and receive discounts to enter certain shows. Visit or go to The Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven, to learn more.