Dear Abby: My patients, like most Americans, believe memory loss is a normal part of aging. But memory loss is never normal. In fact, it can be a symptom of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 1 in 7 people age 65-plus have MCI, but there is no treatme…

Dear Abby: My daughter is separated from her husband, who rents a room from me. Recently, without telling her, he dropped her from his insurance. Now she wants me to kick him out and she’s mad at me because I refuse to do it. She says it shows I approve of his behavior. She tells me that he’…

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Moon Alert: After 9 a.m. EDT today (6 a.m. PDT), there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The Moon is in Sagittarius.

Dear Abby: I’m a girl of 23 who has never had a boyfriend. Now that I finished college and am a journalist, I have met some guys, mostly from high school and places like that. One of them, who went to my middle school, recently asked me on a date. Another one from high school asked me out, t…

Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Libra.

This is our last full weekend of spring, almost. That’s because summer officially begins at 10:32 on Sunday evening, the moment of the summer solstice. Even though we won’t see it, the sun will reach its most northern position in our celestial dome in its very slow annual eastward migration …

PORT TREVORTON — For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a musical group with a lengthy history of performing at veterans homes was able to present its first in-person performance at one such facility this past week.

Dear Abby: I am a 40-something single mother of two teens. A 24-year-old neighbor with a young daughter moved in next door a couple years ago after her divorce. She recently joined the workforce, and being a single working mother for the last year and a half has been a difficult adjustment f…

Moon Alert: After 5 a.m. EDT today (2 a.m. PDT), there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The Moon is in Libra.

Biology was not my best subject, so it’s not surprising it took me a while to figure out that piggyback had nothing to do with a “Kick me” sign that Bugs Bunny would stick on the shoulders of Porky.

Dear Abby: I am getting married, and my fiance’s daughters, 19 and 21, are in the wedding party. I have purchased the dresses they are wearing, which are light and flowing. I have told the girls that on the day of the wedding I do not want them wearing thong underwear. The older one then wen…

Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today until 9 p.m. Pacific time. The Moon is in Virgo.

Dear Abby: I’m a gay man who has been in an on-again/off-again relationship for three years. My partner still lives at home with his mother. He has never left the home, aside from a four-month period when he and his mom weren’t getting along.

Dear Abby: I can’t stand being around my dad. I love my mom, but no longer respect her because she stays married to him. He’s a narcissistic bully. My brother agrees. My parents and I live in the same town and get together for holidays, birthdays and other events. My brother lives out of state.

Dear Abby: I am a 30-year-old married woman. My job requires a lot of domestic travel, which I love. My parents continue to ask that I “check in” whenever I fly, and often text or call asking me where I am, even though I provide them my schedule.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 12, 2021!

The first cannonball splintered the main mast. The officers and crew were stunned at being out maneuvered and then fired upon. Rigging was still raining down on the deck when the second shot came flying in, killing the captain, first mate and two crew members. Now, in the scant few seconds o…

Four out of the five brightest stars we can see are now readily visible in the celestial dome. Of course, the sun is our brightest and closest star.

Q: Greg, I enjoyed the article on the nostalgia TV shows and loved “Taxi” and watched it every week. Can you give us some more on that Checker Taxi Company and the TV show, too? Thanks, Les L., retired and enjoying the old TV shows in Illinois.

There’s a saying in the newspaper industry called “stop the press,” which rarely happens as it entails an event so newsworthy a publisher or managing editor would yell out these three words to stop everything to redo the front page.

Dear Abby: Twenty years ago, I reconnected with a childhood friend. When we were in high school together, she used to love telling stories, not all of them true. Most were harmless and cast her as the center of an interesting adventure.

Moon Alert: After 3:30 a.m. EDT today (12:30 a.m. PDT), there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The Moon is in Cancer.

Dear Abby: I have a grandson (25) and granddaughter (22) who are both extremely overweight (300 pounds each). They not only have health issues, but also mental issues. Both work part time at the same company as their mom and dad — and still live at home. They don’t date, don’t drive and are …

Moon Alert: Caution! Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 1:30 p.m. EDT today (10:30 a.m. PDT). The Moon is in Gemini.

Dear Abby: My college senior daughter, “Lisa,” insists on inviting her “significant other” to every holiday and to our home when she’s on break. This is Lisa’s first girl/girl romance, and she thinks she’s in love.

Dear Abby: I am having trouble dealing with my wife’s extended family, who are mostly evangelicals. My family isn’t overly religious and some are atheists. Her family doesn’t think twice about asking me if I have a relationship with God, and have even declared that they are praying for me an…

Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Taurus.

This week, it’s the impressive 2021 Mazda CX-9 we review, sporting Grand Touring trim with front-drive and three rows of seating. Notable for 2021 is the CX-9 receiving its sixth consecutive IIHS Top Safety pick award, a prestigious honor because it again proves Mazda’s main concern is makin…

This coming Thursday is solar eclipse time in Shamokin. It’s been a while. The last one was August 21, 2017. Here in Shamokin it was a partial eclipse but in a strip from Oregon to South Carolina it was a total eclipse. Maybe some of you were somewhere along the totality path. My wife and I …

To casual observers and novice birders, sparrows often all look like the same small brown birds. However, there are about 10-15 different common species in our area, some year-round and some only present certain times of year.

Dear Abby: I’ve been dating the same woman for more than two years. She is a beautiful lady who has quite a few male “fans” on Facebook, mostly from before we met. What bothers me, and I don’t understand why, is her habit of posting selfies and then loving the comments from other men about h…

Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 6:30 p.m. EDT today (from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus.

Dear Abby: My wife and I separated three months ago. She has moved out into her own apartment. We are not legally separated or divorced. She removed her wedding ring three weeks after she left. I want to reconcile. Whether she does at this point, she’s not sure. She says she isn’t seeing any…

Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Aries.

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been together 23 years. A few years ago, he told a friend of his he wasn’t in love with or attracted to me. I’m the same 5-foot-6-inch, 135-pound woman he married. Recently, he has become increasingly short-tempered.

Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT today (4 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.