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Dear Abby: Everyone is suspicious of my older boyfriend
Dear Abby: Everyone is suspicious of my older boyfriend

Dear Abby: I’m 17 and dating this older guy. Everyone is afraid that one day I’ll just disappear, but he isn’t like that. I know him from when I was younger, and my dad and his dad were really close. People just don’t trust...

Mind Your Manners: Responding to RSVP is a requirement, not an option
Mind Your Manners: Responding to RSVP is a requirement, not an option

I’ve written about this before, and sadly, I doubt it will be the last time. How hard can it be to RSVP to an invitation? Especially if that invitation includes a preprinted RSVP card enclosed in a stamped, return envelope, or involves a simple ...

Dear Abby: My in-laws demand every minute of husband's free time
Dear Abby: My in-laws demand every minute of husband's free time

Dear Abby: My husband, “Ed,” and I are in our 40s. We both work, and Ed often puts in more than 60 hours a week. My in-laws, in their 60s, are both in good health, retired and well-off financially. They expect weekly gatherings unless THEY ...

A stitch in time: Roberta Farmer’s art and craft of the quilt
A stitch in time: Roberta Farmer’s art and craft of the quilt

Roberta Farmer grew up poor in the coalfields of Wyoming County. Her family lived so far out that some features of modern life took years to present themselves to her.

WV Quilt Documentation Project to record quilting history
WV Quilt Documentation Project to record quilting history

The West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project is seeking to record the history of quilts made in or currently residing in West Virginia.

Sunday’s Child: Active young girl looking for a family
Sunday’s Child: Active young girl looking for a family

Angela — or Angel as she prefers to be called — is a good student academically, and she loves her teacher. She is 11 years old. She likes going to church, singing in the choir, playing with baby dolls, coloring, crafting and playing...

Upcoming garden events

New York Times best-selling author and organic farmer Forrest Pritchard will headline the third annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference Saturday on the WVSU campus. The event will feature workshops on topics such as horticulture,...

Garden Guru: Exercise organic control to protect against pests
Garden Guru: Exercise organic control to protect against pests

More and more often, I get calls from gardeners wanting to solve some emergency garden pest crisis as soon as possible and “chemical free.”

Live Life Fully: When is the best time to get things done?

So, you’re looking at that “to do” list and wondering how — and when — you’ll ever get it done.

Making dinners to please vegetarians, vegans and omnivores

When Anna Thomas wrote her first cookbook, “The Vegetarian Epicure,” in 1973, the prospects for vegetarian eating seemed anything but epicurean. The book became a classic and the culinary landscape of America drastically changed. At the...

Pet of the Week: Snuggly Yorkies love human brothers
Pet of the Week: Snuggly Yorkies love human brothers

My name is Cole Medford, and I’m 9 years old. I have two Yorkies named Lucy and Belle. They are both 1 year old.

Photo of the Week: Dogwood blossoms in April snow
Photo of the Week: Dogwood blossoms in April snow

Margie Drinkard was out playing. For Christmas, she received a new camera from her husband, so when her home in Madison received some light April snowfall, she grabbed her new Nikon and headed outside.

WV Travel Team: Explore Chattanooga’s storied past, colorful present
WV Travel Team: Explore Chattanooga’s storied past, colorful present

Chattanooga may well be best known for the “Choo-Choo” ditty that’s easily stuck in your head. While the historic hotel by the same name is an attraction in the Scenic City, it’s only the beginning of what this 143-square-...

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Mind Your Manners: Responding to RSVP is a requirement, not an option
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