CHICAGO -- In the enduring mystery surrounding Chicago-area nanny Vivian Maier, the amateur street photographer whose brilliant work catapulted her to worldwide fame only after her death, few characters have remained as out of focus as her long-lost brother Charles.
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Dear Abby: I’m nearly 100 percent sure my husband is cheating on me. I tracked him a couple of times using the GPS on his phone and saw he wasn’t where he told me he would be. I know he has a female acquaintance who lives in the general area of where he was, so I did a little investigating. Sure enough, she lives exactly where he was. I don’t know whether to confront him now, or wait to try to catch him at her house so there will be no denying it.
Dear Abby: Eleven years ago my husband had a prostatectomy, which left him impotent. His sex drive dropped from 100 to zero. I have told him many times I don’t care what he can or can’t do. I have also told him I married him in sickness and health, and if this is the worst thing to happen, we are pretty lucky.
C OPALIS BEACH — The sign outside the Green Lantern Tavern along State Route 109 tells the tale as well as anything: 6,851 meals served to hungry North Beach children this summer — direct to their homes, no matter how remote or hard to get to.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.
D ear Abby: I am a lesbian, still in high school, who has not yet come out to any friends or family. I want them to know, but I’m afraid to tell them.
When folks moan about embarking on painting their house, they’re usually thinking of the tedious prep work.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital
75 years ago
One of the great things about reading through old newspapers are the odd little news bits that don’t really connect to anything else. Sometimes silly, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes down-right weird, these are the stories that humanize and give insight to the times. Here are a few of those tales.
Saturday, Hoquiam welcomes the Grays Harbor Pride Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of entertainment for all. Hoquiam joins the worldwide community pride events that typically happen throughout the summer. Modern day pride festivals are a community celebration of acceptance and respect, honoring the lives of the members of our community who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transsexual or who identify as queer (or who are questioning their sexuality), commonly what’s referred to as LGBTQ. The history of Pride Festivals or Pride Parades in the U.S. date back to the ‘70s.
If your idea of a perfect companion is quiet, cute and covered in fur, Dani is your girl. Waiting for you at PAWS of Grays Harbor, she’s 12 years old and the sweetest, quietest dog you’ll meet. She’ll stay by your side, but she won’t alert you to any danger with a loud bark. Little Dani has been surgically debarked. What she lacks in voice, she makes up for with heart. Corgis are the queen’s dog of choice and Dani deserves to be treated like royalty. She won’t require a lot of exercise, merely a daily walk. Dani would appreciate a place on the cushiest corner of your sofa. If the perfect match for Dani step forward, the great folks at PAWS have decided to waive her adoption fee. She’ll need a companion or a family who is willing to take on the responsibilities that come with adopting a senior, barkless dog. You’ll be rewarded with soft, cuddly hugs and Dani’s lifelong gratitude.