Life & Times

Evans Haile, the new general director of Opera North, intends to expand the Lebanon-based opera company's footprint in the Upper Valley. (Courtesy photograph)

New Opera North Leader Plans for Growth

Thursday, March 5, 2015

E vans Haile, the recently appointed general director of Opera North in Lebanon, has a message for fans of the company: Opera isn’t just for …

Documenting Norwich

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

C had Finer was at Town Meeting in Norwich on Tuesday, doing what he’s done for the past nine years: Taking photographs of the people …

Entertainment Highlights: Eileen Ivers Explores the History of Hyphenated Americans

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Oh, my father is old and my mother quite feeble; To leave their own country it would grieve their heart sore, Oh the tears down …

Together Forever

Monday, March 2, 2015

While waiting for customers at the Windsor Farmers Market in Windsor, on Sunday, Nick Pryslak, of Proctorsville, Vt., plays a song for his wife, Marlene. “We’ve been together for over 60 years,” said Nick, who was selling pierogis. …

Volunteer Spotlight: Bumble Bee the Labradoodle Helps Kids Learn to Read

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunapee — Bumble Bee sits quietly on an orange mat as Amelia Salvitti, of Sunapee, reads aloud from the Dr. Seuss book Fox in Socks . Children have been reading Dr. Seuss books for generations. What makes this …

Links in the Chain

Friday, February 27, 2015

A ll families have mysteries . For the last 30 years, Shelia Mitchinson has been researching a puzzle in her husband’s family history. His grandfather Francis Walter Mitchinson, who hailed from northwest England, was, according to family lore, …

Brides Favor Short Wedding Gowns

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Helen Bradley isn’t one of those women who fantasized about her wedding as a girl, so when the time came to tie the knot on the 10th tee of a golf course, she wanted to …

Hartland’s Newest Eagle Scout

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Riley R. Strawbridge, of Hartland, watches his mother, Jean Strawbridge, attach his Eagle medal to his uniform. The 17-year-old Hartford High School senior attained the rank on Oct. 15, and an Eagle Court of Honor was held for …

On Fashion: Is Gray the New Black? For Hair, It’s Becoming the Latest Fashion

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Baltimore — Writer Joan Didion, looking fragile and all of her 80 years under wispy, chalk-white hair, is the new face of Celine’s spring 2015 advertising campaign. Joni Mitchell, signature cheekbones as hard as granite under her long, …

When Music and Politics Mix

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Leaving the Metropolitan Opera recently after hearing Valery Gergiev conduct Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, I walked past a handful of shivering Ukrainian activists standing in the frigid cold on the sidewalk. They waved …

Waning Funds May End Philippines’ 40-Year Organ Festival

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Manila, Philippines — A nearly 200-year-old Philippine bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, has survived time, storms and wars. But an annual concert festival that has showcased its unique, lilting …

To Your Good Health: Psyllium Allergy Rare but Possible

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: I would like to know if you have ever heard of a person being allergic to psyllium fiber? My doctor suggested I take Metamucil for constipation, as opposed to stool softeners. However, when I took it, my face and eyes began to itch, I began …

Miss Manners: Don’t Blame Higher Education for People Who Are Rude

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dear Miss Manners: What do you think of a daughter who sends her mother the following requirement (among others) for a “cordial” relationship with her? “Accept that husband is going to call you by your first name. We need you never again to register a verbal or nonverbal …