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A grilled vegtable stack with goat cheese prepared by Samuel Fazio, the chef at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., on May 4, 2015. Fazio has been at APD for a decade and has overseen the kitchen's shift to a la carte food service. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Health a la Carte

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sam Fazio walks down the halls of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and he’s greeted warmly. He’s big, tall, a man with the convivial demeanor …

Notes From the Garden: For Mother’s Day, Consider Annuals

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Okay, Mother’s Day is coming right up, and you haven’t bought her anything. Instead of getting another electric waffle iron or promising to wash her …

Festival Serves Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Honolulu — In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don’t eat, …

At Milan Expo 2015, It’s Still an Analog World

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Milan — At Milan Expo 2015, it’s still an analog world, after all. The Milan world’s fair, which opened May 1 for a six-month run, delights with an urban mishmash of global architecture and culinary specialties as organizers …

Remembering Legendary Filmmaker Orson Welles at 100

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The second child of inventor Richard and opera singer Beatrice Welles was born 100 years ago today in Kenosha, Wis. They named him George Orson Welles, but it didn’t take long before he shed George and Kenosha to …

Healthy Food Talk Honors Late Doctor

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Her picture was on the event’s promotional flier. Her vegan recipes for hummus, lentils, steel cut coats and pasta with beans and veggies were distributed to attendees. The audience included some of her former colleagues and patients, and her mother. But Margo Krasnoff, the 57-year-old professor …

Meeting Expectations: Longtime Educator Bob Scobie Produces Guidebooks Aimed at Improving Special Education Sessions

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bob Scobie has witnessed from all angles the challenges faced by special education students. After decades as a classroom teacher, education researcher, principal and learning specialist, as a parent of two sons with learning issues and as a …

Students Write About a Spooky Photograph and Where They Feel Most Safe

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …

In Baltimore, Fear of Police Starts in School

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Baltimore — Darius Craig was disgusted last Monday night as he watched other Baltimore teens on television as they burned cars, looted shops and hurled rocks at police. But the high school senior got why his peers were so angry. Long before Freddie Gray died in police custody …

Royal Name: Charlotte

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

London — It’s a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain’s newborn princess, a choice …

Kardashians Save Reaction to Jenner’s Transition

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

For those wondering why zero members of the Kardashian family participated in Bruce Jenner’s revealing Diane Sawyer interview last week — in which he came out as a transgender woman — we officially have the answer: They’re saving their reactions for their own network. On Monday morning, E! …

Soft Toss

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Leroy Lafont, left, and Sam McEnany, both of Claremont, play the bean bag toss game cornhole with friends on their day off along Maple Avenue. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Advocating for Patients

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chicago — Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn’t sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville, Ill., woman would forget things and generally “wasn’t the mom that we knew,” said …