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Dear Abby: Friend’s food criticism is hard for couple to swallow

Dear Abby: My wife and I have a friend whom we love dearly, but he has no filter. He’s college-educated, has a white-collar job and is over 50. The problem is, anytime we invite him for dinner or take food items to his house, he makes horrible remarks about my wife’s cooking, particularly when it’s a holiday party based on my wife’s Slavic heritage.

Walk MS on April 18

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Northwest Chapter will host Walk MS: Wenatchee 2015 on Saturday at Walla Walla Point Park.

Pastor to deliver conference

Associate pastor Kevin Miles of Open Door Ministries will present his “Healing and Empowerment Conference” on Saturday and Sunday.

Smart strategies for finding a vacation babysitter

A vacation doesn’t feel like much of a getaway if your kids are still whining, crying and clinging to you 24/7. Thankfully, it’s possible to get a babysitter when you’re on vacation. It just takes a little extra planning, experts say. Here’s how to make it work:

Have a summer activity for kids?

NCW kids are looking for your summer activity to join. If your nonprofit organization, school or church offers recreation, classes or a camp for school-age kids, tell us about it. All summer activities will appear in a Neighbors section that publishes in May.

Connecting with kids through fishing

There’s something catchy going on in the greater Wenatchee Valley area. It’s a non-profit organization called Something Catchy, which focuses its attention on foster, disabled or displaced children by taking them fishing.

Famous mountain lion leaves refuge under house

LOS ANGELES - A mountain lion with his own Facebook fan page that triggered a media storm by hiding in the crawl space under a Los Angeles house has left its urban refuge, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

Rethinking family leave with an eye toward long-term effects

A fascinating study, written by Cornell University economics researcher Ankita Patnaik, compares the notoriously stingy maternity and paternity leave policies in the United States with those in Canada, where, Patnaik writes, mothers are entitled to a year of unpaid, job-protected leave after a birth, and fathers are guaranteed 37 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave.

Dear Abby: Sexually active women must be vigilant about protection

Dear Abby: I’m writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he assured me he was breaking it off, so I didn’t think twice about starting a relationship.