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Asha Patel, an immunology researcher, holds  a collector from the Burkard Spore Trap on the roof at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh this summer. The trap collects pollen for a 48-hour period, which is then identified and sent out as a daily pollen and spore count to allergists, their patients and weather channels. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

Allergy Therapies Multiply

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Asha Patel knows more about what goes into your lungs than you do. Every weekday at 8 a.m., the researcher climbs onto the roof of …

Scarlett Johansson Uses More Than 10 Percent of Her Brain, Just Like Everyone Else

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It’s a common conversation starter to assert that we only use 10 percent of our brains. In Lucy, the newly-released thriller about a woman forced …

Column Ranchers Help Save Rainforest

Monday, July 28, 2014

In the ongoing pillage of tropical rainforests, villains are plenty. None has stoked imaginations like the Amazonian rancher. With his bulldozers and chainsaws, and herds …

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, …

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them …

Monuments to the States

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strafford — Justin Morrill is best known for drafting the legislation that created the nation’s system of land-grant colleges and for being a co-founder of the Republican Party. But one of the Strafford-born Congressman and U.S. Senator’s lesser …

Let’s Not Cast Blame on Messy Homes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter’s friends, approached me and said, “I just saw in your house. It’s pretty dirty. Norah’s mommy needs to clean more.” “Some people find comments like that rude,” I said. The little girl …

Rotary Club of Lebanon Member Tapped to Lead Regional District

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon — A longtime member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon was recently named governor of Rotary District 7850. The club has also named a new president and honored several of its members. Bruce Pacht, of Lebanon, will …

Claremont’s Bourdon Centre Marks Anniversary With Cookbook

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Claremont — The Earle M. Bourdon Centre, an independent living facility and activity center on Maple Avenue, is creating a cookbook to mark its 35th anniversary. The cookbook contains 254 recipes, including some from Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. It also includes recipes from members …

Horse Rescue Operations Crowded, Underfunded

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chino Hills, Calif. — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession. Although …

An Unlikely Estate Keeper: Meet the Man in Charge of the Late James Brown’s Mansion

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When the James Brown movie Get On Up is released nationally on Aug. 1, a lot of its South Carolina connections will be in the mix — from the Godfather of Soul’s birth in Elko to his longtime …

Mid-Atlantic Beaches: There’s Something for Everyone — Even Your Dog

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It’s summer. It’s beach season. But where to go for the sun and the sand? If you are headed to the Mid-Atlantic region for some summer fun, have a look at the itineraries The Washington Post has pulled …

Miss Manners: Using the Wrong Flatware Is Not the End of the World

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: I am looking for the correct answer to the following question: What happens if you are at a formal dinner and realize you are using the wrong piece of silverware for a given course? Gentle Reader: You go on eating. Everyone else goes on eating …