Dear Abby: I am a woman who has been through a lot. I grew up thinking my grandmother was my mother, my mother was my sister, my uncle was my brother, and my own siblings my nieces and nephews. A “family issue” brought it all out in the open, and now I am estranged from my family.
If not for a trip to Charleston, HBO’s new documentary, “Our Towns,” might never have gotten off the ground.
Ellen Beal told me to try the lavender ice cream and then the rocky road. Both were featured flavors this month at Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream.
Maxwelton — At the height of COVID-19, when much of the world was stir crazy for something — anything — to do, Samantha Fox’s imagination latched onto an idea that wouldn’t let go.
It’s spring! Everywhere you look, you see signs of the season. Outdoor markets are open, fresh plants, flowers and produce fill the stalls and the produce sections of local grocery stores. Magazines, television shows and blogs are telling you about great ways to freshen up your house, your g…
CANTON, Ohio — You don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to soak in some of the Tuscan experience. Just head off to Canton, Ohio, where the Gervasi Vineyard will greet you with the warmth and ambiance reminiscent of Florence and Pisa. And it’s only a 200 mile, 3½ hour jaunt from Charleston.
Best-selling authors James and Deborah Fallows will give the Betsy K. McCreight Lecture in Humanities, Thursday, Oct. 21, in Charleston.
Correction box: Thanks to all the eagle-eyed gardening enthusiasts who emailed and wrote to help correctly identify the flowering shrub trailing over the walls on Bridge Road near the entrance to the Carriage Trial. They were featured in last week’s Good to Grow column — unfortunately, we di…
I never went to Rutgers, but one of my favorite sweatshirts suggests that I did. It’s a bright red hoodie, bought secondhand, that features a knight stabbing his sword through the T.
Dear Abby: A friend of 35 years recently accused me of exposing her and her mother to COVID. She told me she thinks I did it on purpose because I thought so little of them. This is not true!
The pandemic isn’t quite over, but with restrictions easing we’re seeing the gradual return of live music. We’ve got a Mountain Stage show this weekend in Huntington, Symphony Sunday is back in June and you can even find local bands playing in area bars.
Dear Abby: My best friend (since we were babies) and I are having a disagreement. She had two kids when she was 16 and 17 who are now in their early 20s. One of them still lives rent-free under her roof.
This past weekend saw the return of closed-street outdoor dining along Hale and Capitol streets downtown, a move that seemed to be celebrated by many, based on the number of folks I saw filling tables on Sunday afternoon alone.
Dear Abby: My tattoos are destroying my marriage, and I just don’t understand why. I’m a 56-year-old elementary art teacher and the father of three grown children. Since I was young, I have loved the artistic expression of tattoos, and I ALWAYS envisioned having them, lots of them.
The city of Charleston will be featured in HBO’s “Our Towns,” a documentary about “how the rise of civic and economic reinvention is transforming small cities and towns across America.”
Hi Dr. Dascoli! I have a 4-year-old female Great Dane that I took to the vet to check her for bad hips. She has been favoring her right rear leg off and on for a while now. Her vet X-rayed her and said she has osteoarthritis in her knees and that her hips actually were not that bad. Is osteo…
Dear Abby: My ex-husband was the product of an extramarital, interracial relationship. Both of the parents who raised him are white, and he has always denied he was biracial despite the obvious physical characteristics that say otherwise.