Annual groundhog bash, parade today in Essex


Today is the annual Essex Groundhog Day Parade.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Kick-off party for Relay for Life Westerly

The kick-off party for the 18th annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Westerly will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Westerly Yacht Club.


Through fresh eyes: Hygienic Young Artists Expo

On Saturday and Sunday, paintings and drawings and sculpture will be displayed during the Hygienic Young Artist Expo. Art drop-off times are 3 to 7 p.m. today and Friday.

COLUMNS

So much for bedside manner ...

Modesty goes out the window in the hospital

Calling all organic farmers

It continues to be one of the hottest foodie and gardening trends: the quest to know where your food is grown and how.

DEAR ABBY

Couple kisses and makes up, but family tension remains

DEAR ABBY: A few years ago, my husband and I had problems. Our marriage was going downhill, but we have recently managed to work things out.

Girlfriend kept in shadows begins to see the light

DEAR ABBY: I am 21 and confused. My boyfriend, “Ethan,” and I broke up five months ago, but we recently got back together.

Seizure in classroom prompts lesson on reaction for kids

DEAR ABBY: Last week, I had a seizure in front of my fourth-grade students.

Woman’s love for boyfriend doesn’t spill over to his son

DEAR ABBY: I am in a great relationship with a wonderful man, “Kevin.” He loves me very much and we get along well.

Husband hopes wife is willing to spice up their love life

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for quite a while, and our intimate life became monotonous and unimaginative a long time ago.

Woman isn’t really attracted to the man of her dreams

DEAR ABBY: I am considered to be a quite attractive professional dancer here in Las Vegas.

Shoeless dad wants slippers inside his daughters’ homes

DEAR ABBY: We have a couple of daughters who have told us we must take off our shoes if we visit them (and our beautiful grandchildren).

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Feb. 1

AQUARIUS: Re-evaluate your position and consider what you can do to increase your income and responsibilities.