Life & Times

Jarvis Green and Margaret Hunton rehearse with Cantare Con Spirito, which will sing opera and spirituals in two performances this weekend at ArtisTree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret. (Courtesy photograph)

Entertainment Highlights: Singing, With Spirit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Almost as soon as she moved back to the Upper Valley in 2012, Margaret Hunton of Lebanon hit the ground, and the stage, running. And …

Roz Chast’s Award Leads a Big Night for Cartooning Women

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A semi-circle of women cartoonists sat talking in the lobby of Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel as Saturday turned into Sunday, all of them dressed in …

Art Notes: Former Hood Director Hired In Virginia

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Michael Taylor, the recently departed head of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has been appointed the chief curator and deputy director for …

Tracy Morgan Settles Wal-Mart Suit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Newark, n.j. — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. Morgan’s …

‘The Last Alaskans’ Has No Need for Reality TV Gimmicks

Thursday, May 28, 2015

For my next trick, I’m going to urge all of you to watch a new reality show that’s set in Alaska. Wait, come back! I get it; the last thing in the world you’re likely to watch is one more reality show set in Alaska, since we already …

No Onion, No Cry

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Virginia Drye, 16, stepped onto the porch of the Blow-Me-Down Grange in Plainfield to rest her teary eyes after cutting onions for the monthly Cornish and Plainfield senior luncheon taking place today. Drye is a member of Covered …

Photo Shoot

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Community College of Vermont student Wayne Miller has his portrait taken by photographer Josh Larkin in White River Junction on Wednesday. Larkin is the digital communications coordinator at the school. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Homemade Condiments

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer means grilling. Grilling means hot dogs and hamburgers. Hot dogs and hamburgers mean mustard and ketchup and maybe mayonnaise. You can always go to the store and buy the stuff that comes in a plastic jar. That …

Raise Your Glass: Don’t Let the Cute Labels Fool You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chateau La Paws Red Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, California, $12.99 I’m generally turned off by cute wine labels. If I come across a bottle with say, a smiling, cartoon version of Ebenezer Scrooge and a name that borders on the scatological, I immediately assume the taste must resemble …

Notes From the Garden: A Salute to Garden Clubs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I’d like to tip my hat to the unsung heroines of the gardening world, the members of garden clubs around the region. Garden club members have recently been busy planting annual flowers at their local libraries, in the …

U.S. Returns 25 Looted Items to Italy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rome — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts, using the courts …

The Alamo Aftermath as Remembered by History Channel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s been a battle cry ever since Texas forces were slaughtered by the Mexican army almost 180 years ago: “Remember the Alamo!” But since 1836, it’s not exactly clear what Americans are supposed to remember. Were those fighting for Texas’s independence from Mexico heroes, a la John Wayne? …

New Look

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Alex Annunziata sands a door at a house he and his business partner Keith Marable, background, are working on in Lebanon on Tuesday. They have just started a home repair business and this is their first project. They …