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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Study, Voodoo Doll Agree: Hunger May Stoke Anger

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That’s because low blood sugar …

Rustic Omelet Cake Perfected Over Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On the continuum of egg nirvana, somewhere between scrambled and baked, comes this perfectly friendly treatment. It is a recipe perfected over time and circumstance. Longtime Washington Post food section contributor and cookbook author Lisa Yockelson’s formula combines gently pan-cooked vegetables with eggs and cheese, plus paprika and …

Young Writer on the Joy of Gardening

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). YWP is supported by this newspaper and …

School Notes: Students From Grantham, Sunapee and Lebanon High Recognized For Service Projects

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grantham Village School’s long run of success in a series of imaginative challenges continued this year, as a pair of teams qualified for the global finals of Destination Imagination. Five teams of Grantham students, and a sixth from Lebanon High School, advanced to the state finals. Of those, …

Volunteers Join University’s Recruiting Blitz

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — With spare time on his hands, retiree Dave Harris decided to write to some high school seniors who were thinking of attending the University of Akron. He hopes to tip them into the “yes” column. Harris, a Stow, Ohio, resident, is among about 400 faculty, …

Billy Bob Thornton Stars in ‘Fargo’ Adaptation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put Fargo on series TV. The 10-episode season premieres tonight at 10 on FX. And it mesmerizes. As a furtherance of the 1996 crime classic by Joel …

Stephen Baldwin Pays Back Taxes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Stephen Baldwin says the actor has paid off his New York back taxes with a check for the final $100,000. Baldwin admitted last year that he had failed to pay state taxes …