Sadly we say goodbye to summer this weekend with the autumnal equinox at 8:54 p.m. Saturday. Even though both the northern and southern hemispheres of the Earth receive equal amounts of the sun’s light, you don’t have a better chance of balancing an egg on its end today than you do any other…
The pain and frustration are palpable.
Dear Harlan: I moved in with my girlfriend two months ago. The plan was for us to live together and then get married in the spring of next year. I came into this excited and optimistic. We had been in a long-distance relationship for the past year, so there was a lot of anticipation. The fir…
A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces.
The arrival of fall was a good learning experience in my formative years that you have to take the good with the bad in life.
Now is the time to start thinking about a garlic bed.
BLOOMSBURG — The livestock department is offering a high-tech theme among its many displays and activities at this year’s Bloomsburg Fair.
BLOOMSBURG — Main grandstand entertainment for the Bloomsburg Fair today through Saturday includes:
Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship with “Mason” for almost two years. I moved in with him a few months back, and things have been very good between us. I know he’s The One, and I’d marry him right now if he’d ask.
Some people are inclined to look down upon the practice of re-gifting. They might not like to receive a waffle iron or blender that someone else got as a wedding anniversary present even if the appliance was never even taken out of its box.
Dear Abby: Homecoming is next month, and we are not allowed to take outside dates. My girlfriend goes to a different school and doesn’t want me taking anyone else. My school is very small (only 60 kids in the whole high school) and not asking a girl to the dance is frowned upon. It’s the cus…
Dear Abby: I am 15 years older than my boyfriend, “Spencer,” and have two kids from a previous marriage. Spencer and I have been living together for the past 10 years.
Dear Abby: A close relative has started working in the adult industry. She now dresses provocatively, showing lots of skin. She has also covered much of her body with tattoos and adopted the lifestyle of someone in that field. Our family assumes she’s “going through a phase” and has no idea …
A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 7:52 p.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.
Dear Abby: My husband has less and less interest in me. It started with the last presidential election. Since then, I have cut way back on politics because he doesn’t want to hear any of it. Being an activist on several fronts, including politics and other areas, this is a big, emotional par…
A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn.
Dear Abby: My husband, “Bill,” and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team for the last five years. Bill and I go all over the country to watch her play and have become very close t…
A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 7:07 a.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.
BEAR GAP — Boy Scouts from Troop 247, Elysburg, recently improved a Quaker cemetery dating back to 1844.
Up until 3 days ago, whenever I heard the number 64 it reminded me of the first year I rooted for the Philadelphia Phillies and then had my hopes dashed when they collapsed in the final days and lost the pennant.
Name: Age: 2 1/2
A union meeting of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Bible Society drew a capacity crowd to First Presbyterian Church, Sunbury Street, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1891.
Dear Harlan: My parents are forcing me to follow a career path that is not what I want. I’m a female junior in college following a premed track. I no longer have any interest in becoming a doctor. After spending the summer working in a hospital, I have never been more convinced.
So, you have a new hydrangea this year. Excellent! Hydrangea are a huge and diverse group of shrubs with large showy clusters of tiny flowers. Will it bloom again next year? Yes, it will bloom next year if it is the correct kind for our area and if you care for it properly.
Every morning, my kids ask Alexa about the weather for the day. It amazes me that this rather charming part of our get-ready-for-the-day routine is so new. We just put the Amazon Echo in our kitchen several months ago. Already it feels as natural and normal as putting on a pot of coffee and …
I have such mixed feelings about this time of the year, with autumn officially beginning next Saturday. I really love summer, but every year it seems to go faster and faster. The star watching nut in me loves this time of the year, because I can get to my telescope and astronomical camera ea…
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Monarch Butterfly is on the brink of extinction? How did we let that happen? — Alex Degeneres, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dear Abby: About 20 months ago, after I found out I was pregnant, I was abandoned by the father of my child. My mother had passed away a month before. So I was grieving, shocked to discover I was pregnant and devastated when I was left for another woman. I went through my pregnancy alone, ga…
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” Those words on a sign in a gas station found their way into an inspirational book. Their next destination was my mind as I reflected on them.
Dear Abby: My mother did something very disrespectful. She picked up my former boyfriend and took him to her house, saying she needed help with her curtains or something. He said when she came back in the room, she just had on a slip, like she was trying to seduce him. When I asked her if wh…
Dear Abby: When I was a teenager, there were many times when I made things awkward. It continues today. I try to have normal conversations with people, but when I do, I have nothing to say. My mind goes blank, so I keep quiet and walk away. I feel like the odd person out each time and like I…
Last month, the stars aligned for Karol and me, allowing us to finally attend the Meeting of the Malts in Bethlehem. Draft Magazine rated this event No. 12 on its beer experience bucket list. I’m too busy living to bother with bucket lists, but this annual gathering lived up to the hype; it …
Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I love each other very much. But we are both so jealous we fight every day. The only time we get along is during sex and right after.
Dear Abby: There’s this woman I’ve known since I was a child. She’s a Jehovah’s Witness I’ll call “Beatrice.” She comes by my house every so often to share pamphlets and talk about her religion. She is a casual friend of my mother’s (who I live with), so I feel I have to let her inside when …
A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Virgo if born before 11:20 a.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.
TURBOTVILLE — From Fort Freeland to Fort Niagara, a Turbotville-area history buff enjoyed every step of the 277-mile hike he recently took from Pennsylvania to Youngstown, New York.
Falls of coal and gas in the tunnels were among the most serious dangers faced by miners, but they also faced many other threats to life and limb.
When I saw the Disney cartoon “Pinocchio” in the town’s movie palace as a kid, I was grateful for three reasons when the lights came on and I pried my Keds sneakers free from the Jujubes candies stuck to the floor.
Couples in their 50s and 60s may be heading into a financial problem they haven’t thought about: If one spouse or partner makes all the money decisions, the other could be in big trouble if the relationship ends or the household’s chief financial officer (CFO) dies.
Dear Harlan: You’re a down-to-earth guy with generally good advice, but you know zip about women’s jewelry. And apparently, neither does the woman who wrote to you about the bracelet gift from her MIL.
A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo.
Even though we’re in the closing weeks of summer, the great, but faint, constellation Hercules the hero is hanging in there, upside down high in the early evening western sky. It’s certainly not the brightest of constellations over Shamokin, but Hercules the hero is one of my favorites, main…
Dear EarthTalk: You never hear anything about ozone depletion anymore. Have we solved this problem and if so why can’t we get a handle on global warming as well? — Lia Smith, Reno, Nevada
ELYSBURG — Mary Ann Wasakoski, 56 Hillside Ave., captured the top prize in this week’s News-Item Football Contest with 12 correct selections of a possible 16.
Dear Abby: I recently traveled to Germany to help my 19-year-old daughter settle in for her semester of study abroad. I was in tears the entire trip home, not because I was sad to leave her, but because she kept lashing out at me for anything from using a cotton swab to following proper dire…
When JoAnn and I were married 27 years ago on Sept. 7, the day flew by in a blur. If it weren’t for the videos taken by her Uncle Sam and the wedding photos by Harry Deitz, the Mass and the reception would have been just hazy, yet wonderful memories.
Dear Abby: I am in a long-distance relationship. I live in Kansas; he’s in Michigan. Because we are 720 miles apart, phone calls, text messages and Skype are vital to the health of our relationship. I make it a priority to text or call “Good morning” or “Goodnight.” Unlike me, sometimes he’s…
A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo if born before 10:29 a.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.
Dear Abby: I have a friend who’s 22 and has two children, which I helped her to deliver. She is also my neighbor. Since she moved in and divorced her husband, my husband and I have watched her make bad choices over and over again, starting with the derelict men she dates to the way she gets …
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- Michael Paul Waraksa
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- Police Blotter
- Robinson facing criminal charges, civil lawsuit filed by former tenants
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