Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been a couple for three years. We live together and have an incredible relationship and an amazing sex life. A while ago, he was approached by a strange woman on social media. Through Hangouts he told her she was beautiful and that he was looking for the ri…

Dear Abby: Many years ago, I had a romance with a young girl in a faraway town. After a year, thinking I could do better, I moved on. With the benefit of hindsight, I now realize she stood head and shoulders above all the others, and I had tragically discarded my soul mate.

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A baby born today has a sun in Taurus until 3:59 a.m., when the sun moves into Gemini, and a moon in Sagittarius until 3:51 a.m., when the moon moves into Capricorn.

Dear Abby: My dear friend of many years is marrying for the fourth time. Her fiance is verbally abusive and a heavy drinker. After a particularly bad period she went through with him, I told her that if she went ahead and married him, she should just let me know when it was over because I ha…

If you see brownish cocoons hanging in your arborvitae or shrubs, they are most likely bagworms — not cones. Bagworms are a serious insect pest of many ornamental shrubs and trees in the eastern half of the United States.

You don’t hear the term “on-the-job training” much anymore — at least I don’t — but I’d have to say the daily newspaper route I had during my adolescence taught me quite a bit besides how to fold a newspaper.

A baby born today has the sun in Taurus and the moon in Sagittarius.

Ask an average person to name a star and chances are they’ll come up with the North Star. Without a doubt, that’s one of the best known stars in the night sky, but “North Star” is just a nickname. Its actual name is Polaris. If you really want to know, Polaris also has a scientific name — Al…

The Sunday Mass readings about the Good Shepherd brought to mind of some of his assistant shepherds.

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio until 9:21 p.m., when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

Dear Abby: My husband and I live in a nice home in the desert Southwest with an in-ground pool and guesthouse. Our friends and relatives from back east have an open invitation to visit whenever they please. We enjoyed these visits until recently.

A baby born today has the sun in Taurus and the moon in Libra until 5:26 p.m., when the Moon enters Scorpio.

A baby born today has the sun in Taurus and the moon in Libra.

A baby born today has a sun in Taurus and a moon in Virgo until 2:51 p.m., when the Moon enters Libra.

Dear Abby: My 15-year-old son has a friend who stayed with us for five months during football and basketball season because he didn’t have transportation to early-morning practices. In the beginning it was one night, then it eventually became full weeks, full months and so on.

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo.

(Editor’s Note: William Edward Cook, formerly of Danville, submitted an account of his years in the Navy. This is an abbreviated version of his account. Any veterans who would like to be featured in The News-Item’s Lifestyle section may contact Becky Lock, Lifestyle editor, at becky_l@newsit…

Though not lacking in crimes or offenders, only seven hangings are recorded for Northumberland County from its founding until that means of capital punishment was replaced by electrocution in the 20th century.

Dear Harlan: I’ve been closeted all my life. I’m finally starting my transition. Estrogen and progesterone can do amazing things, but I’m worried that my transition will take too long and there are going to be obvious signs to people. But more specifically, I’m worried about how that will im…

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo until 12:22 p.m., when the Moon enters Virgo.

This is your absolute last chance to see what’s left of the brilliant winter constellations in the Shamokin western sky. They’ve just about crashed in the low western sky, not to be seen again in the evening until late next autumn when they re-emerge above the eastern horizon. Since Christma…

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo.

As Mother’s Day approached, I suddenly realized that it would be the 10th one that has occurred since I don’t have my mother with an earthly address to which I could address a card.

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer until 3:10 a.m., when the Moon enters Leo.

Dear Abby: My mom has never been what you would call a housekeeper. Dad did all the shopping, cooking and cleaning. As a child, I remember our house always being a mess. Mom worked and I don’t know why she never felt like she needed to clean up after herself. My dad would straighten up after…

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer.

Dear Abby: I have been happily married for more than 40 years. Since he retired a couple of years ago, it has come to my attention that he has been getting mail at a separate private mailbox. I don’t see a good reason for this and it is weighing on me heavily.

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini until 5:06 a.m., when the Sun enters Cancer.

Dear Abby: My sister “Thea” has distanced herself from the family. I understand why she did. Our parents were mentally, physically and emotionally abusive while we were growing up, with one who instigated the issues and the other taking it out on us kids.

Sheet-pan suppers. You’ve seen the cookbooks, the blogs, the artfully arranged Instagram snapshots. It can be easy to roll your eyes at the ubiquity of the concept, but there’s a reason — quite a few actually — why these all-in-one dinners are so popular.

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

Dear Abby: I am going through a nasty divorce. My sons, ages 4, 11 and 12, live with my husband, 1,000 miles away. They will be with me for summer vacation. This will be the longest stay they will have with me, and I’m not going to lie — I am excited and nervous at the same time.