My favorite people are volunteers. It doesn’t matter what their political points of view might be, or what their belief systems are, or how old they are. They show up, and they serve.

Dear Abby: I’m a 35-year-old single mom. I’ve dated a few people over the last seven years, but none of them wanted to commit. Several months ago, I started seeing “Joey,” a friend of a couple of years. He’s sweet, respectful, hardworking, and he helps me whenever I need it.

As I was reading through the latest issue of AARP Magazine, (Yes, I’m that old!), I ran across a note by Kimberly Lankford, author of “Rescue Your Financial Life.” She was talking about how we are all concerned these days about social distancing (meaning physically distancing), and rightly s…

Dear Abby: My husband and I and our children moved across the country away from our families three years ago. My 9-year-old daughter is extremely close to my mom and sister. Mom wants to take a road trip and spend a week with us. We are all excited, since we haven’t seen them in a year. Howe…

Fall’s presence is emerging — a little nip in the air, hazy skies and plants heading in two directions; some become a little bedraggled while others bloom their heads off. It’s time for gardeners to appreciate the lingering beauties while hitting important cleanup chores. Yes, this is the pr…

Richard and Gail Trimble of Wenatchee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13 with a private celebration.

Dear Abby: My wife and I were married 30 years when we ran into an old girlfriend (and ex-fiancee) of mine at a function. I spent a good part of the evening dancing with her and ignoring my wife. My wife says I was “indecent” with the girlfriend, and it hurt her badly.

Seems like I’ve always enjoyed gardening. My grandfather Neher and my father were both botanists. My grandfather had a huge garden in the lot next to his house in North Manchester, Indiana. My dad did his doctoral dissertation on marigolds, and the yard around our home in Southern California…

Autumn approaches, and our gardens are filled with vegetables to harvest. But if you crave tasty garlic for next year, now is the time to prepare for planting. Garlic requires vernalization — a period of cold temperature — before it can initiate growth. In North Central Washington, the best …

“A garden… is a solution that leads to other solutions,” wrote writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry in his book, “The Gift of Good Land.” “It is a part of the limitless pattern of good health and good sense.”

Due to the restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19, Pybus University courses for the Fall 2020 series will be provided virtually. All classes are free and open to the public!

Dear Abby: Although he has never hit me, my husband has been emotionally and verbally abusive ever since our wedding five years ago. One of his favorite names for me when he’s angry is “F----n’ B----.” I know this is my fault because I have tolerated it.

Dear Abby: I shared some information with my grandson about his mother that I shouldn’t have. He repeated it to her during an argument, and now she’s angry with me. I apologized, but it has not been acknowledged or accepted. Our relationship has always been tenuous and, frankly, it’s not a b…

Growing tomatoes is America’s most popular garden activity. There are hundreds of types, and they need only full sun and regular water to produce the fruit that tastes better than any store-bought tomato.

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of NCW is partnering with school districts in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties to host an online fundraising campaign called “Back to Basics” to support students and families who are struggling as they navigate remote schooling during the pandemic.

Seventy-five years ago a worldwide audience fixed its gaze on Tokyo Bay. They’d been promised the performance of a lifetime. The deck of this magnificent ship became a floating stage on which the delicate dance of peace was performed. It would prove to be a dance of destiny choreographed by …

Harold and Carol Miller of Wenatchee will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5.

Dear Abby: Something has been bothering me for a long time. When I attend family functions, I become extremely bored. Whether they are birthday parties or Christmas Eve celebrations, they bore me to tears. To be honest, I would prefer not to attend, but I don’t want to offend anyone. Must I …

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