Dear Abby: I have a guy friend who goes from girl to girl constantly. People talk about what a player he is and say he doesn’t really like the women he’s dating. He has been called desperate — among other things. None of this ever gets to him. Even though we are just close friends, he has ev…

Dearest readers, I have a secret. Sort of. Not really, though it’s perhaps not the common knowledge one might expect. Quite simply, it is this: Gardening is an incredibly accessible and feasible hobby, as long as you approach it with flexibility and without specific expectations.

I wasn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, a serious child. Although quiet and shy and often nose-deep in a book, I generally preferred to be chasing down punch lines over being profound or introspective.

Almost every state has a law prohibiting leaving animals in vehicles during extreme temperatures, hot or cold. While statistics on the number of pets that die when left in hot cars is difficult to determine, it is more prevalent than people realize. Temperatures in cars rise quickly and that…

During a recent visit, my husband’s cousin, Karen, told me about a quilt top and quilt blocks her mother had given her many years ago. They had been stitched many decades ago by Mom Mary, Karen’s — and my husband’s — grandmother. They were not dated, but my mother-in-law, Mom Mary’s daughter…

On Wednesday, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Charleston will begin serving free lunch and snacks for children 18 years of age and under through the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.

Dear Abby: My wife, “Libby’s,” dearest friend of 20 years, “Melanie,” has changed her lifestyle. Melanie and her husband have become “swingers.” Now when Libby meets her socially, all Melanie can talk about is her new lifestyle — complete with photos. Plus Melanie is very interested in meeti…

Three high-ranking priests who allegedly enabled “predatory and harassing conduct” by Bishop Michael Bransfield when he was leader of the Catholic Church in West Virginia have resigned from their leadership posts, church officials announced Monday.

When the organizers of FestivALL’s Jazz & Jambalaya were making plans for the annual event taking place this weekend, they certainly didn’t buy up frozen, pre-prepped boxes of the traditional Louisiana fare. And they didn’t ask a local chef to do the honors — because, as anyone who’s eve…

Funerals for Monday, June 17, 2019

Baker, Peggy - 11 a.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Goff, Joyce - 1 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Kirby, Helen - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Kizer, Ernest - 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Leach, Robert - 5 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Sheets, Jonathan - 2 p.m., O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Sturm, John - 11 a.m., Simpson Creek Baptist Church, Bridgeport.

Suttle, James - 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle. ements.

Wood, E.C. - 1 p.m., Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, Sissonville.

Woodall, Kennedy - 11 a.m., Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock.