CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Keep it clean at the bird feeder

Now that the hot weather is here, it’s important to remember to keep bird feeders clean.

Rick’s List - Final Word on Melania’s Speech Edition

I feel it’s only right to go public and clear things up and admit it and apologize for it.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Tom Jones — Sept. 24 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $90, $145

Brian Setzer Orchestra — Nov. 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $20, $40

Megadeth — Oct. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 29; $35

Kenny Rogers — Dec. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $35

Engelbert Humperdinck — Oct. 16 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $55, $75

Hot Club of Cowtown — Aug. 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $28-$32

Sarah McLachlan — July 29 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $49.50-$79.50

Billy Gardell — Oct. 28 at The Vets, Providence; tickets on sale now; $27-$57

DEAR ABBY

Counseling can’t save marriage lacking intimacy

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost three years to a woman who refuses to share the same bed with me.

Wife foresees a rocky road with husband suffering dementia

DEAR ABBY: After two failed marriages, I married a wonderful man whom I love but am not in love with.

Postal workers meet challenge of delivering kids’ postcards

DEAR ABBY: While our daughter was on vacation with our small grandkids, she bought them postcards and suggested they write us about their vacation.

Dad’s rough horseplay looks a lot like abuse

DEAR ABBY: I am a grandmother and great-grandmother who is concerned about the behavior of my grandson toward his 7-year-old daughter, “Beth,” and her 9-year-old cousin, “Mandy.”

Family resents boyfriend for usurping dad’s chair

DEAR ABBY: My beloved father passed away three years ago.

Husband wants long-lost sister to remain that way

DEAR ABBY: My husband and his sister had a rough childhood in foster care.

Wife joining the workforce wants her own bank account

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been together for eight years.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - July 26

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get onboard and make a difference.