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Dear Abby: Wife longs for romance

Dear Abby: The wedding night I had dreamed about forever was supposed to be the most romantic and amazing of my life with the one person I can’t live without. Instead, it was the most humiliating experience I have ever had. I dressed in a beautiful negligee, and my husband didn’t even take a second look at me. I was so embarrassed, I rolled over and pretended to fall asleep. That was my big night, the one night I’ll never get again.

Summer salads: Recipes for lovers of meat and potatoes

Even as I attempt to eat less red meat, I still crave steak. During the summer months, its virtues suit our lifestyles. Steak cooks quickly, is easy to transport to a picnic and tastes great hot, warm and chilled. Leftovers make indulgent sandwiches. Grilled steak, piled on garden-crisp greens topped with a freshly made dressing, ranks as a favorite dinner on a warm evening.

In the Garden | Put the smoosh on those pesky garden stinkbugs

Stinkbugs! Even the name is repulsive. This insect scourge loves the warm weather, and it seems its favorite treat is tomatoes. It actually can be found on any type of fruit beginning with raspberries in the spring and continuing to pears in the fall.

Don’t forget the change order

It's just a piece of paper, often only one sheet, and different companies write it up different ways. Yet when needed, the change order could prove the only thing that stands between you and hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of misunderstanding — or worse, unauthorized work that inflates the price of a project.

Pet of the Week: Meet Cheyann

Cheyann is a sweet kitty with a zest for life, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

Apple Blossom floats win awards

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Queen’s float won first place in the Large Community Division at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 8. Apple Blossom Queen Gabby Waterman, Princess Anisa Sangster and Princess Francesca Nevil rode on the float.

Reader Scrapbook

Soli Brinkman, 13, and sister Sierra Brinkman, 10, lounge in the sand dunes beside the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail with their dogs Bandit, a 1-year-old lab mix, and Poochie, a 3-year-old boxer. Their parents are Casey Woodward and Marisol Galeana of East Wenatchee. (Photo provided/Marisol Galeana)

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington


Classes scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Compassionate Friends to hold memorial walk

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley chapter of The Compassionate Friends will hold its fourth annual “Walk to Remember” memorial walk Sept. 19 at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.

Cultural celebration called off due to wildfires

WINTHROP — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the cancellation of its “Celebrating Cultures” event Saturday at Pearrygin Lake State Park due to the effects of wildfires in the area.

Dear Abby: Wife won’t share her workday after husband shuts her out

Dear Abby: I have been married for 36 years to a woman who is a pediatric physical therapist. A number of her youngsters are disabled or abused, and their lives can be a struggle. This results in emotional, intense workdays for my wife. She brings these stories home and shares them with me.

Sweigard — Eicher

Taylor Beth Eicher and Bryan Matthew Sweigard were married Aug. 15 at Red Tail Canyon Farms in Leavenworth. The ceremony was officiated by John Bryant.

Hill — Marohl

Hallie Marohl and Austin Hill were married June 20 at Ohme Gardens County Park in Wenatchee. The ceremony was officiated by Tim Rhodes.

Robinson, Gomez

D’onna Robinson of Milwaukie, Ore., and Aleas Gomez of Leavenworth have announced their engagement.

Schmitten — 50th

Rolland and Barbara Schmitten celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14.

Thompson — 60th

Dorothy and Jim Thompson of Wenatchee celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary during a three-day family gathering in Leavenworth last month.


Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington

Gellatly — 65th

Bruce and Janet Gellatly celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 12 during a family dinner at their cabin on Lake Chelan.