DEAR ABBY: I am an older IT professional (58) who had a very successful career until a year ago. I was part of a major layoff at the company I worked at for many years. I have not been able to find a job in the IT field since.
Musician 3rd Class Amanda Thompson of Bow, a vocalist for the U.S. Fleet Forces Four Star Edition rock band, performs at William E. Waters Middle School in Portsmouth, Va., as part of Fleet Week Hampton Roads this fall in celebration of the Navy’s 243rd birthday.
DEAR ABBY: Many wives write you about problems with their husbands who drink too much. If they live in a community property state, there’s something important they need to know. If the husband drives drunk and causes an injury, both the wife and husband may be named as co-defendants — even i…
Chances are your holiday shopping includes something for your dog — a toy, a coat or sweater, something to chew or a tasty treat, etc.
Carolers. Chestnuts. Holiday lights. It’s a magical time of year in Portsmouth — a city dubbed the Christmas Capital of America in years past by “Travel and Leisure.”
Nothing is more potentially contentious in our family at Christmas than the 7-foot-tall, 5-foot-wide living vegetation we bring into the house every December.
DEAR ABBY: Our youngest son recently married a woman who has an 18-year-old disabled daughter, “Lauren.” The girl’s mental level is between that of a 2- and 4-year-old. There have been physical confrontations between my new daughter-in-law and her disabled daughter, which are becoming more f…
DEAR ABBY: I gave birth to my daughter three months ago, after 44 grueling hours of labor. My mother, assuming I would want her in the delivery room, booked her flight, flew across the country and stayed at my house without asking when I’d like her to come to help me.
Last December, Joyce Ano, 63, had a surprise delivered to her Northfield home: new gloves, pajamas, writing paper and pens from an anonymous gift-giver acting as a secret Santa to seniors and handicapped Franklin-area residents who receive Meals on Wheels.
DEAR HELOISE: One of my favorite hints is very simple: When trying to open a bottle that’s hard to open, I use a NUTCRACKER to grip the cap and twist it off. Most grocery stores sell metal nutcrackers.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who is a sexual abuse survivor. This has consumed every aspect of my life. It started when I was around 2, I believe, and was a daily occurrence until I was 14. My abuser was my paternal grandfather, now deceased.
Macaroons are simple to mix, quick to bake and gluten-free. They’re easy to wrap, to stack and drop at Temple Sinai Synagogue, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, a few blocks from the Tree of Life.
DEAR ABBY: I thought I had a best friend. We got to know each other when we worked together for almost four years. He’s straight, I’m gay and we’re total opposites. However, he taught me how to fish and took me shooting at his family’s ranch; we would go to dinners/lunches and go to the city…
DEAR ABBY: The holiday season is here, with the traditional family dinner get-togethers. Our problem is, our two children (ages 27 and 29) don’t like each other and rarely have contact during the year. This creates such stressful holiday meals that my wife and I would prefer to simply not ha…
On Belay will host its annual Gingerbread Build from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria of Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive.
DEAR DOCS: My grandmother recently suffered a minor heart attack followed by a stent placement. She’s scared about a recommended cardio rehab program. What can I say to get her to go?
Q: I use the Windows Essentials program on my Windows 7 PC. But I’ve heard that Microsoft won’t update its antivirus/Essentials program next year. Will I be safe if I keep using it?
While you may have heard of empty nest syndrome, you may be less familiar with empty barn syndrome. But it was just this condition that led Elizabeth Kerr from being a horse boarder to being an artist.
While many people source their chocolate from the nearest candy aisle, Enna Grazier of Enna Chocolate in Epping starts with the cocoa bean, a journey that virtually takes her across the world.
This holiday season, put handmade gifts at the top of every list and delight recipients with an exceptional piece of traditional or contemporary fine craft.
The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy a beer, especially one with ingredients sourced locally and with care and affection, which is what you will find at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton.
My sons started putting their Christmas lists together last week. There were a few “Dogman” titles from Dave Pilkey and a guide to besting the “Minecraft” video game series.
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