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The north shore is preparing Heritage Fair, a celebration of life, art and history by the sea, in honor of Uldine Burgon, a Moclips resident and artist who will be 100 years old this year during the festival on June 13.

People with Pet Allergies

Pet ownership has been proven to have numerous health benefits including decreasing anxiety and depression, providing companionship and decreasing blood pressure and stress. Pets are a huge part of our lives! If you have mild to moderate pet allergies, then pet ownership can become a bit more challenging. Here are some ideas to decrease your allergy symptoms so that you don’t have to choose between your allergies and your pet.

Wife wants out of marriage to join the woman she loves

Dear Abby: I’m a 48-year-old woman. I have known I was gay since I was 14. No one knows because I never acted on it until I met “Bob,” my current common-law husband of 25 years. I fell in love with his sister, “Janelle,” back then. We kissed a few times and fell deeply in love, but because we didn’t want to hurt Bob, we ended what we had.

Mother’s alcoholism poses serious threat to her baby

Dear Abby: I just realized I’m six weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to start a family and raise children with my fiance, but I have a big problem. I am an alcoholic and have been struggling with this issue for a few years. I don’t know the effect this could have on my baby, but I know it isn’t good. My fiance also drinks a lot, and our home situation isn’t the greatest for a child because of it.

Being a good listener is the best way to be heard

Dear Abby: I am responding to “Tired of Talking to Myself” (Feb. 13), whose husband’s ears slam shut when she begins to speak. This is not a problem that’s exclusive to men. Women do it as well. As a retired PA (physician’s assistant), when talking with patients, I would refer to it as selective hearing loss.