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Tomato ketchup isn't all that hard to make, and its flavor is much better than commercial versions. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Cristina Fletes-Boutte)

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 …

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 …

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 …

Joel McHale To Host Annual ESPY Awards

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New York — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July. The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on sister network ABC on …

Bradford Salutes Veterans

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Vermont Civil War Hemlocks fire three volleys of shots in honor of U.S. veterans at the rededication of the Veterans Memorial at the Bradford Academy on Monday in Bradford. As a part of Bradford’s 250th anniversary celebration, …

Here Come the Judges as ‘AGT’ Returns for Its 10th Season

Monday, May 25, 2015

New York — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined America’s Got Talent as a judge in 2012. That’s what you’d expect Howard to say. But quickly he adds that with AGT …

Pope Francis Eyes Climate

Monday, May 25, 2015

New York — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines. When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks, a network of Roman Catholics will …

Honoring Those Who Served: Upper Valley Veterans Share What Memorial Day Means to Them

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Valley News photographer Sarah Shaw interviewed veterans from the Upper Valley, asking each what Memorial Day means to them and who they think of on this holiday. In addition to portraits, most of which appear on page E1, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Friends of Veterans Could Use a Hand

Sunday, May 24, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — A nonprofit that helps Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness could use a hand. “Our issue right now is volunteers for the office,” …

For Town Forests, a Quiet Century of Regrowth

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At 1,822 feet , Wright’s Mountain is the highest point in Bradford, with commanding views east to Mount Moosilauke in New Hampshire and west to the Waits River watershed. On an early spring morning the air is riot …

Trails Day Event in Woodstock Features Hikes, Tastings, Music

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Woodstock — A free event in Woodstock next month will mark National Trails Day with hikes and local food tastings. The 7th annual Trek to Taste on the Trails of Woodstock is set for June 6 from 10 …

N.H. Facing Shortage of Foster Families

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Concord — New Hampshire is facing a critical shortage of foster homes, say child protective agencies, who are encouraging Granite Staters to consider opening their homes to a child from their community. This year, more than 1,000 children will enter the New Hampshire foster care system, yet only …

Book Details Heroic WWII Doolittle Raid

Sunday, May 24, 2015

After Pearl Harbor and before D-Day and the Bomb, there was the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, hoping to rally the American public for what he knew would be a long war, had ordered a …