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Video: Sweet Time; Sugaring at Killam Farm in Barnard

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Steve Killam of Barnard, has been sugaring on his farm with friends and family for decades, and the Vermont tradition provides a once-a-year setting for …

Entertainment Highlights: Singer-Songwriter Will Share His Musical Journey, in Haverhill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

C hris Smither swears he won’t be looking ahead to next week’s appearances in his childhood home of New Orleans during his Saturday night concert …

Photos: Readable, Edible Books at Baker Library

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dartmouth students, from left, Cindy Sun and Vivian Chen, and Mimi Curphy, a retired Dartmouth College library employee, look over an edible book creation called …

Art Notes: Lyme Studio Hosts Demo; Chandler Seeks Entries

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Long River Studios in Lyme will host Upper Valley watercolorist Stephanie Reininger for an artist demonstration on Saturday, April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ∎ Randolph’s Chandler Gallery is seeking entries for its Area Artists Show. Artists from east- central Vermont, in the slice of Orange, …

Kelela: An R&B Star Is Born?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

There are Japanese and Portuguese words that describe the interstitials of love, but for the rest of us, there is R&B. Kelela — a petite, dreadlocked vocalist born in Washington and based in Los Angeles — understands that. …

A Man’s Home Is His Art Museum

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Skip Forrest has done a number of things professionally over the years, mostly in design and marketing. He worked with his father, one of the region’s more prominent interior designers, worked for an architect, launched a start-up, had …

‘Frozen’ Fatigue? Let It Go

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Parents fed up with the soundtrack of Frozen, which seems to be stuck on repeat in their children’s brains, may not want to hear this advice from a music professor at Northwestern University, who regularly deals with unrelenting …

Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I have a very close relative who has ulcerative colitis and who was very ill a few years ago. She is now in partial remission but still has bouts of colitis. She found a doctor who (she thinks) is the smartest person in the world. …

Q&A With Whoopi Goldberg

Thursday, April 17, 2014

She was born Caryn Johnson, but the world knows her as Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi was a nickname that came from her early days in theater. It started as Whoopi Cushion because backstage, well, sometimes she sounded like one. …

Welcome Spring, Welcome Bulbs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I’ve been paying attention to snowdrops and crocus since I was 9 years old — I recently found entries in my diary that tell me so. My entry for March 7, 1956, in its entirety was this: “Spring is getting here at last the snow drops are in …

Taste Test at Richmond Middle School

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seventh-graders Shannon Walsh, left, and Leila Trummel, and teacher Sarah Glass, who helps run the Richmond Middle School Green Lunchers group, prepare paper cups for a blind taste test between tap water and bottled water at school last …

Moving Asparagus to the Center of Your Plate

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” But however it is spelled, it makes me happy. Most grocers sell …

Readers Suggest Home Remedies for Cracked Fingertips

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dr. Roach Writes: I wrote a column on cracked fingertips, and once again received a wealth of suggestions for prevention and treatment from readers. For prevention, some suggestions I liked included avoiding too-hot water for handwashing, antibacterial soaps and wool gloves, all of which can remove protective oils …