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FOOD

In need of a pierogi or potato pancakes? Try Smakosh

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew of a decent all-day breakfast joint around here that also served a fine pierogi,” well, then your wish has come true. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza on Route 32...

COLUMNS

Vive la différence

I had only brothers growing up. The difference between boys and girls wasn’t something I gave much thought to, or understood, until one hot summer day.

Rick's List - NCAA team spirit edition

Rick Koster comes up with a new design scheme for men's NCAA players' warm-up uniforms.

DEAR ABBY

Friend’s food criticism is hard for couple to swallow

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, “Jonah,” whom we love dearly, but he has no filter.

Girl’s embarrassment is signal it’s time for a shaving lesson

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are having a disagreement about one of our daughters (we have three). Our 8-year-old is very hairy.

Sexually active women must be vigilant about protection

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he...

Husband’s family meetings leave wife out of the loop

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Rory,” and I both come from close families. Whenever something is wrong, troublesome, etc., in either of our families, we have meetings where the entire immediate family comes together to discuss the issue.

Friendly divorce may be best for wife in unhappy marriage

DEAR ABBY: I’m 38, married for 16 years and the mother of two small children. I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy to remove it.

Mom threatens to fight son’s silence with silence of her own

DEAR ABBY: My 34-year-old, single, independent son completely ignores me. He won’t answer texts, emails, postal mail or phone calls.

Pregnant teen weighs best options for her baby’s future

DEAR ABBY: I have had a very strained relationship with my father for many years. My mother and I are not close because she was incarcerated for most of my life until recently.

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