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Dear Abby | Relative says family fundraiser has gone to the well too often

Dear Abby: A family member keeps setting up fundraisers every time she wants to buy something for her family. If a child needs a special class, she asks the relatives to pitch in to pay for it. When her husband wanted to return to college, she brought all the extended family together to see who could contribute.

Students give dogs a second chance at life

MIAMI — This year at Felix Varela Senior High School, there were six new students in Yleana Escobar’s veterinary science program. And, as newcomers, some of them had a hard time adjusting. One student refused to interact with his peers. Others acted out, jumping on desks and refusing to sit still.

In the Garden | Dried herbs, spices within easy reach

Now that we are snuggled up and warm inside our winter cocoon, our kitchen has become a hive of creativity. Long nights mean more time for cooking and gathering together around the evening meal.

Dear Abby | Man feels abandoned as girl transitions to new relationship

Dear Abby: I am a straight man who met and fell in love with a transgender girl I'll call Eve. We dated for almost three years, and they were the happiest of my life. In all that time, we never once had an argument. She said I had given her the strength to come out to her family and begin her transition. I was planning to ask her to marry me.

Dear Abby | Secret baptism is wet scheme

Dear Abby: My niece has a 1-year-old son. Neither my niece nor the baby’s father is religious, and they have chosen not to have the baby baptized. My sister, the baby’s grandmother, while not wanting to impose her beliefs on the parents, comes from a generation when even couples who were not demonstrably religious usually had their baby baptized.

Pet of the Week | Meet Willow

Willow wants to be the love of your life, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Owl talk planned

TONASKET — The Okanogan Highlands Alliance will present “A Year in the Lives of North American Owls” with Paul Bannick at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

WVC announces grades

WENATCHEE — The following students were named to Wenatchee Valley College’s winter quarter 2016 president’s list. Eligible students earned a grade-point average of 4.0 in 12 or more graded credits.

Poole — 50th

Gary and Pat Poole of Mansfield recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during a family Christmas dinner. They have also planned a trip to Hawaii to celebrate.


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How to fall in love with river cruising

River cruising is one of the breakout stars in travel for 2016 and there are more ways than ever to experience rivers around the world onboard any number of ships. However, there are a few tried and true tricks to making your river cruise experience a success and to fall in love with this mode of travel that can take you around the world. Here are five ways to enjoy the journey.