Your stars - Dec. 22

CAPRICORN: Don’t buy useless items. Being practical and doing what’s best for everyone will benefit your bank account ...

Your stars - Dec. 21

SAGITTARIUS: Emotions will be close to the surface. Get the permission you require to move forward without interference.

Your stars - Dec. 19

SAGITTARIUS: You will learn a lot if you reach out to help others. Make positive changes at home ...

Your stars - Dec. 19

SAGITTARIUS: Make home improvements that will delight the people you love. Host a party or make arrangements to travel to see friends or family.

Your stars - Dec. 18

SAGITTARIUS: Put your plans in motion. Tie up loose ends and prepare to make your way to a night out with friends ...

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Dreaming of a new London

The Cornish parking garage off Governor Winthrop Boulevard in New London is also known as the Governor Winthrop Parking Garage.

Check out asteroid Hebe

Just outside the orbit of Mars, an asteroid large enough to be observed this month with binoculars or a small telescope is emerging into view.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Concerts and shows that will be playing the region

Jamie Kennedy - Jan. 29-31 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $20-$50

David Koechner - Jan. 17 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $30-$55

Wanderlust - Martin Dockery - Feb. 28 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $25

Moody Blues - March 22 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 19; $39-$58

Pentatonix - March 15 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $29.50-$49.50

Steve Aoki - March 12 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 19 a.m. Dec. 19; $35

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin - Jan. 31 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $25

DEAR ABBY

Lonely soldier must reach out to others for comfort

DEAR ABBY: I am a soldier in Afghanistan who is single with few friends, if you would even call them that. We work 24/7.

Commercialization puts Santa atop woman’s naughty list

DEAR ABBY: I have decided that when I have kids I don’t want to do the whole “Santa” thing.

Depression could be driving teenage girl to cut herself

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring.

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, “John.”

Open adoption could help grandmother stay in touch

DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in response to “Un-Grandparent in Ohio” (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her baby for adoption.

Internet obsession threatens to consume widower’s life

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

Vigilant mother is devastated by news of son’s molestation

DEAR ABBY: I’m so upset. I just found out my son was molested by one of his older cousins.