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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 …

Entertainment Highlights: Singer-Songwriter Will Share His Musical Journey, in Haverhill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chris Smither swears he won’t be looking ahead to next week’s appearances in his childhood home of New Orleans during his Saturday night concert at …

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 …

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 …

The Volcano That Changed History his

Monday, April 14, 2014

Most have heard of the Battle of Waterloo, but who has heard of the volcano called Tambora? No school textbook I’ve seen mentions that only two months before Napoleon’s final defeat in 1815, the faraway Indonesian island of …

Clams in the Woods: Tiny Creatures Abound in Vernal Pools

Monday, April 14, 2014

Clambakes, fried clams, clam diggers, clam shacks ―— we usually associate clams with the ocean. You may have also seen freshwater clams in rivers and lakes. But did you know there are clams that live in the woods? …

A Collection of Collectors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

While the urge to amass Star Trek memorabilia may be a recent phenomenon, collecting is an instinctual, age-old drive, seen in both humans and animals. Throughout human history, the need to store away the valuable, to create order …