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Dear Abby: Mom’s motives for marriage are questioned by older man

Dear Abby: I am a 63-year-old man living with a 28-year-old woman. She has three children — ages 2, 6 and 7. They live with us every other weekend. I have fallen in love with them. We are planning on getting married soon, and I want to be sure the kids are secure when I’m gone.

Versatile local artist featured at Harvest of Quilts

For more than 25 years, Jan Lawr has been perfecting the art of quilting in her own style. On Sept. 11 and 12, the Wenatchee Valley will be treated to a viewing of Jan’s work at the NCW Quilt Guild’s Annual Harvest of Quilts at Town Toyota Center.

College life

Editor’s note: This is a partial list of recent Wenatchee Valley College graduates. More graduates will be listed in next week’s Neighbors section.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is about personal stories

If you ask Cary Ulrich why he takes part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the answer that follows might cause a few tears, but you’ll likely feel uplifted and inspired by Cary’s story.

Dear Abby: Scammers are on dating sites

Dear Abby: I was recently the target of a romance scam on a popular singles website. After being a divorcee for 15 years, I decided to try online dating. Minutes after I went online, someone asked to chat. He said he was a widower with an adult daughter and a jeweler by trade, living near me but returning to Florida the next day with ultimate plans to relocate to my area. He mentioned he was originally from Germany and had an accent. We chatted on Google Hangouts, and he sent ...

Dishes that bring out the best in tomatoes

A chef friend once told me that his favorite food is a perfect, ripe tomato. It’s hard to argue with that. A tomato has it all: a startling amount of flavor packed into a drop-dead gorgeous package. Soft, but not too soft. Firm, but not too firm. Just juicy enough. And when cooked, it goes great with spaghetti. For that matter, you don’t have to cook tomatoes for them to go great with spaghetti.

Suggestions for next year’s tomato plantings

More than 100 tomato enthusiasts flocked to the WSU/Chelan-Douglas Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden in Wenatchee on Aug. 15 to compare tomatoes of all stripes and colors.


Classes scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Dear Abby: Woman becoming nun needs friend’s interest, not concern

Dear Abby: I was best friends with “Joanne” after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family. When we were teens and she learned that I was a straight ally for gay rights, she came out to me as a lesbian, but for years only I and a few close friends knew.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Reader Scrapbook

Four-year-old Bella Brown poses on her tricycle with her newly adopted pup, Luna Bindi Brown. The Browns adopted Luna from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Bella’s parents are Mike and Tina Brown of Wenatchee. (Photo provided/Tina Brown)