EAST LANSING, Mich. — Growing up in the small town of Dornsife instilled in Dr. Tasia Taxis a desire to assist others — and she’s accomplishing that on a scale that could be critical to the nation’s dairy farmers.

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We have two pairs of cat’s eyes this summer, one much brighter than the other. The brighter pair is made up of the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn appearing in the southeast Shamokin evening skies.

The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is an invasive, destructive, wood-boring beetle that attacks all species of ash trees (genus Fraxinus) and their cultivars.

Three summers ago in Austin, a thousand or so rising high school seniors participating in a mock legislature for youth leaders made national headlines, voting to secede from the Union. It was, of course, a toothless vote, made during an annual gathering known as Boys State, one of many such …

Dear Abby: I’m part of a large, close-knit family. My mother and her sisters have condominiums in the same complex. One dear aunt is having a great deal of trouble with her memory and word retrieval. She recently stopped recognizing her daughter and no longer calls any of us by name.

Dear Abby: My husband and I are in our 60s and have a swimming pool that our kids and grandkids like to visit. Our issue is that our granddaughter wears a bathing suit that shows her bum. It isn’t a thong, but close to it.

A baby born today has a sun in Leo and a moon in Taurus until 9:46 a.m., when the moon enters Gemini.

A baby born today has a sun in Leo and a moon in Taurus.

Dear Abby: I found out a year ago that my wife of eight years had an affair for three years with my best friend. Two months ago I realized she is still contacting him. I found out because I went through her cell records. She said she was just texting him about how he ruined our life. Now I h…

In 2014, filmmaker Gabe Polsky made “Red Army,” about the Soviet Union’s famous hockey team. Viewers might assume that Polsky’s new documentary, “Red Penguins,” is a sequel to that funny and illuminating film, but they would be mistaken. One or two “Red Army” characters pop up in cameos, but…

LEWISBURG — As garden harvests ramp up in the coming weeks, there will be fewer volunteers available to pick tomatoes, dig out potatoes and do other chores in the Lewisburg Community Garden — and organizers are hoping people from this and other area communities will step up to help out.

Rarely does a book come along that has the power to expand one’s intimate knowledge of the culture, history and lifestyle of the Native Americans of America’s Eastern frontier than does David Zeisberger’s “History of the Northern American Indians.”

Red-breasted nuthatches are a challenging and favorite bird for local birders. Many people may be more familiar with their relative, the white-breasted nuthatch, which is a very common deciduous forest and feeder bird.

Lane closures continue on Interstate 80

Dear Abby: I have been in love with my best friend for two years. We met at a summer camp where we were both working and we hated each other in the beginning. During the process of working together, we somehow became best friends and I fell desperately in love with him.

Dear Harlan: I lost 75 pounds three years ago. I have been overweight most of my life, so when people I hadn’t seen in a while saw me their reactions were big. I have gained back a lot of the weight. I’m working on taking it off again, but that’s not the problem. It’s dealing with people who…

A baby born today has a sun in Leo and a moon in Aries.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” made sense as a platform for Kevin Hart to rehabilitate his image last year after past homophobic tweets and jokes sparked outrage over his being named Oscars host. DeGeneres, who boasts a tightknit circle of A-list friends, had long positioned her talk show as a b…

Dear Abby: About 40 years ago, I did someone an injustice, and I have felt guilty ever since. I worked for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that fired an accounting clerk who was in my small office. I didn’t know why she was fired, and I never heard a cross word exchanged between her a…

Erin Marshall, of Marietta, Georgia, launched the blog Live Pretty on a Penny in 2012 as a way to chronicle her and her husband’s DIY journey as the new owners of a 1990s foreclosure home. She joined staff writer Jura Koncius for The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edite…

A baby born today has a sun in Leo and a moon in Pisces.

Dear Abby: My 14-year-old daughter recently came out of the closet, and it has made my husband and me quite upset. She says she is “bicurious, pansexual and polyamorous.” She now insists everyone call her by a gender-neutral name, gave herself a side shave and dyed her hair pink after we rep…

It seems like everywhere we turn we’re being inundated by all that’s going on in the world. The global pandemic, social unrest, and life in general may be causing you stress and feelings of anxiety. Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand and in short bursts, it can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. Our bodies are well equipped to handle time limited stressors via the “fight or flight” system. But if you’re under stress for long periods of time, your emotional and physical system can easily become overwhelmed. The constant release of stress hormones can begin to have lasting effects, including confusion, difficulty remembering and concentrating, depression, sleep disturbances, hostility, obsessive behaviors, as well as many physical symptoms.

Dear Abby: I take care of my daughter-in-law’s taxes and have for the past 15 years. I have never charged her for it. When she brings me the paperwork, it is always a mess. I told her I would be her full-time bookkeeper and charge her $300 a month, but it’s like getting blood from a turnip. …

Who are the Master Gardeners who write this column? We are adult volunteers trained by Penn State Extension. After training, Master Gardeners help Extension serve the public by answering gardening questions, speaking to groups, working with 4-H gardening projects, maintaining Extension demon…

Dear Abby: I am a small business owner. My store has local (repeat) and one-time customers. The other day, while checking out, one of my local customers spewed out a verbal and extremely bigoted rant. I was stunned speechless. I felt I should do something, but I wasn’t sure what it should be…