Dear Abby: I took exception to your response to “Former Friend in Oregon” (July 1), who vaped marijuana while visiting a friend in the presence of the friend’s 12-year-old future stepdaughter. The friend made a mistake, for which she apologized profusely. She had flown cross-country to visit…

Dear Abby: I’m nearing 57 and single. My mother, who is 78, lives in the same apartment complex. I always try to talk with her because we don’t have much time together. All she wants to do is watch TV and read the paper. She allows me to talk to her for about a half-hour a day, then she has …

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Dear Abby: I am a 25-year-old woman. My fiance is 26. Both of us live at home with our parents but have decided to move out in a few months to an apartment. Although his parents have given their blessing, my parents are against it and keep trying to change my mind.

Moon alert: Caution! Avoid shopping or important decisions from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. After that, the moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.

Mike Lynch is an amateur astronomer and retired broadcast meteorologist for WCCO Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul. He is the author of "Stars: a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations," published by Adventure Publications and available at bookstores and adventurepublications.net. Mike is available for private star parties. You can contact him at mikewlynch@comcast.net.

Time is relative and that’s especially true when it comes to time spent with relatives. Whenever I get together with my relatives, times passes so quickly and so enjoyably it is always much later than I thought when we part.

Dear Abby: I’m a minor living at home with my parents and my brother. Everything’s pretty stable. Mom works, but she isn’t gone all the time or anything like that. However, I have a lot of problems with my dad.

This week, we’re driving the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited, the “L” standing for “lengthened” or “extended” and featuring the first three-row, 7-passenger Cherokee in the trim’s history. Additionally, the L model features a newly designed exterior with a tapered roof that enhanc…

Dear Abby: I drive a classic car to work every day at a construction site. Since I began working there this summer, people often ask me about selling it. Most of the time I take it as a compliment and tell them it is not for sale currently, but the same people often continue to ask. It is st…

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

Dear Abby: When I found out a few months ago that my husband of 24 years had been having affairs with several men, it devastated me. I have gone to counseling to try to deal with the pain and depression I now suffer from. He’s in counseling for himself as well, and we are also in couple’s co…

Dear Abby: I have a former high school classmate who, over the years, I’ve gotten pretty close to. He has been there for me when I was at my lowest, and I have been there for him as well. He lives several hours away, but we talked almost daily in addition to being on social media.

Dear Abby: I was deeply hurt after going to a barbecue at my oldest daughter’s home. It was to celebrate my granddaughter’s fourth birthday. My daughter’s husband is from Thailand. He barbecued beautiful dishes of shrimp and something that looked like a gigantic crawfish. While my daughter i…

Moon alert: Caution! Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ttoday. After that, the moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Mike Lynch is an amateur astronomer and retired broadcast meteorologist for WCCO Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul. He is the author of "Stars: a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations," published by Adventure Publications and available at bookstores and adventurepublications.net. Mike is available for private star parties. You can contact him at mikewlynch@comcast.net.

Some people appreciate inventions for what they are intended to do and some like them for their unplanned benefits.

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Aquarius.

Dear Abby: After 28 years of marriage, is it strange that I would like my wife to initiate sex? I would like to know that she is interested, not just me. When I brought it up three weeks ago, her response again was, “We can whenever you want to,” which wasn’t true because I have been turned …

Moon alert: After 11:30 a.m. today, there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Aquarius.

Dear Abby: I am a guy who is 27. I have always been somewhat shy and reserved, but I do like people and I like mixing. After more than a year of being “locked down” during the COVID-19 pandemic, although I was fine being housebound, I started missing human contact.

Dear Abby: I am currently without a job. I hesitated to inform my mother because I was sure her reaction would only add to my stress. I was right. She constantly corners me about my efforts to find a job. I talk to her nearly every day to keep up with how she and my stepfather are doing. Bec…

Dear Abby: I’m a 16-year-old girl, and I’ve been struggling a little bit. My family is super-Christian. They believe that members of the LGBTQ community are sinful because of who they are. I do not agree.

Moon alert: After 10:15 p.m. Pacific Time, avoid shopping or making important decisions. The moon is in Scorpio.

Quite a bit has changed since JoAnn got engaged 31 years ago and married 30 years ago in the last century — Sept. 7, 1991.

SHAMOKIN — Nick McWilliams is a multi-talented musician having acted as a songwriter and producer for his own works. His fascination for performing began at the age of eight during his first piano lesson with Shamokin pianist Victor Boris.

KULPMONT - Standing at one of the most photographed spots along the Appalachian Trail, Walt Lutz knew it was a photo he couldn’t pass up. When someone offered to take his picture at McAfee Knob, Virginia, they encouraged him to get a little closer to the edge. “No, no, no,” he said. “That’s as good as it gets. It’s 1,300 feet straight down.”

Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The Moon is in Libra.

Dear Abby: I am a 41-year-old divorced woman. My two grown children live with their dad. I have been in a relationship with “Sir Talks-a-Lot” for 16 months. I feel like I love him, but I’m having lots of doubts. When I don’t see him, it doesn’t bother me. If I made a pros-and-cons list, ther…

Moon alert: After 2:30 a.m. Eastern Time, there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Scorpio.

Dear Abby: My 24-year-old son is in rehab for the second time. We paid for the first, but we are not financing this one. He has moved in and out of our home since he was 18. We have tried written agreements, but he doesn’t follow them. We let him move back in after his first stay in rehab, d…

Dear Abby: My 16-year-old daughter, “Lily,” came home from her father’s very upset. She has trouble sleeping and I have been taking her to the doctor for tests. Her father told her not to tell anyone, handed her a vibrator and told her that an orgasm will help her sleep. Lily was shocked and…

Dear Abby: I’m a 28-year-old mother of two. My teenaged adopted sister steals makeup from stores. It sometimes happens when we are together, but I never catch her doing it. She has told me she feels no remorse about stealing the items.

The king of the planets has joined the ringed wonder of our solar system in the early evening Shamokin sky. By far, Jupiter and Saturn are the brightest star-like objects in the southeastern sky this month and will continue their show well into autumn. Jupiter reached its closest approach to…

With September here and many hunting seasons only weeks away, fewer and fewer anglers will be out wetting their line. While focus is building on all of the hunting opportunities about to take place, it’s no wonder that so few anglers take advantage of angling opportunities during September a…

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