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The Whiffenpoofs, practice in Barnet, Vt., recently, for their tour opening show at Dartmouth on Friday, Aug. 22. Courtesy of The Whiffenpoofs

Entertainment Highlights: Whiffenpoofs on World Tour; Hanover Native Is Singing With the Yale A Capella Ensemble

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After giving up ice hockey for music about eight years ago, Hanover’s Jake van Leer figured he was saying goodbye to the idea of ever …

Art Notes: Shelburne Museum’s Exhibit Frames the Narrative of a Nation Coming of Age

Thursday, August 21, 2014

T hanks to its founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt., seven miles south of Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain, …

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, …

A Mystery Trunk Conjures Stories of the Skies Over Europe

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Washington — How many Rosebuds are fed to the fire every day in Washington? After all, we can be a peripatetic lot in this town. The military or some federal agency sends us here, and we cart our …

Clapton Says Thank You to JJ Cale

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music. Singer-songwriter JJ Cale rescued him and gave him a direction, though the man known as the main …

High Horses Volunteer, Quarter Horse Honored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — A volunteer and a horse with High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program were recently honored for their work. Becky Foulk was named Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s volunteer of the year for Region 1, which includes …

Finding ‘Heart of Darkness’ on Ice

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The great achievement of Hampton Sides’ unforgettable new book about a group of American Arctic explorers only becomes apparent halfway into its 400-plus pages. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette tells the story of an almost entirely forgotten episode …

Still Sharing Nixon’s Secrets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Washington — Forty years after Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace over the Watergate scandal, his former White House counsel, John Dean, who famously turned against the president, is back in Washington promoting his latest tome, The Nixon Defense. …

Bedroom Desk? It’s Under All That Junk

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., said she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff. Everything, that is, except homework. “Usually, …

Assorted Bike Rides Benefit Land Preservation Trust

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New London — A day-long fundraiser for Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust next month will feature four bicycle rides of varying lengths. The third annual Kearsarge Klassic Bike Randonnee on Sept. 6 includes 30-, 65-, 86- and 100-mile routes. The rides, which begin and end at the New …

Survey: More Renters Own Pets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

More than 70 percent of apartment renters reported owning pets, with cats and dogs as the most popular types, according to a survey released Tuesday. Despite the high pet ownership numbers, the survey by Apartments.com found that it may still be hard for renters to find a pet-friendly …

Fashion Brands Expand Options For Plus Sizes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Everybody needs clothes, but clothes aren’t always designed to flatter every body. In the United States alone, more than half of women identify as plus-sized, which typically means they wear a size 14 or larger. Yet their spending …

Study Suggests That Dogs Can Show Basic Jealousy

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Los Angeles — When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt Maggie until their family stops the compliments. …