Life & Times

Cherokee Purple, one of the most popular heirloom tomatoes, was introduced to the larger gardening world by Craig LeHoullier, after he received a letter with seeds from John D. Green in 1990. Green said they were given to him by a neighbor, who in turn had received them a century earlier from Cherokee Indians. (Shoe Heel Factory/Storey Publishing)

Author Sings Praises of Heirloom Varieties in ‘Epic Tomatoes’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Craig LeHoullier loves tomatoes. Not in the pass-me-the-spaghetti-sauce sense as much as in the gardening sense. He is the tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, …

Raise Your Glass: Big Name Behind a Nice Cab

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Carnivor, cabernet sauvignon 2013, Modesto, Calif., $9.99 to $12.99 When I was in elementary school, we were considered cool if we could say a few …

Notes From the Garden: Starting Seeds Indoors

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After arguably the coldest, snowiest winter on record, I am ready for spring. OK, maybe the winter of 1934 was colder. So what? I still …

Was This Man Part of Lincoln’s Assassination?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Washington — Outside a Georgetown restaurant a group of crime writers is calling it a night when somebody brings up an old case one of them has been mining for years. “Guilty!” declares James Swanson, author of Manhunt …

David’s House Receives $500 Community Spirit Grant

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — David’s House in Lebanon has been awarded $500 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 mini-grant program. The money will be used to provide home-away-from-home support for families with children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Since opened in 1986, the nonprofit has …

Parent Discussion in Lebanon Will Focus on Adolescents

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — A discussion for parents of adolescents is set for March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Kilton Public Library. Cindy Pierce, college speaker and comic storyteller, presents “Choosing Your Life, Living Your Choices: Navigating the Influences of Peers, Media and Technology with Your Adolescent.” Topics include sex, …

Fido Helps Doctors Find Cancer

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Little Rock — Man’s best friend may have just graduated to oncologist’s best colleague. A group of Arkansas medical researchers have revealed a new study finding that scent-trained dogs can be used to detect thyroid cancer — with …

On Fashion: Millennial Guys Keen on Style Are Reshaping the Fashion Trade

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Los Angeles — The American male has long been judged a fashion dud. The uniform of the Silicon Valley guy, after all, is a hoodie and T-shirt. Khakis and golf shirts show up on days other than casual Fridays. But millennial guys in their 20s and 30s are …

Library Meeting Features Fiddler

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Friends of the Springfield Town Library’s annual meeting on April 1 will feature historic musical humor. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at about 7 p.m. The free events will take place at the library on Main Street. …

Skating ‘Spectacular’ Helps Support CHaD

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanover — A skating show at Dartmouth College last month raised $5,600 for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Matching funds will bring the total contribution to $11,200. The Skating Club at Dartmouth’s annual Skating Spectacular featured solos and group …

Column: The Effects of a Soda Tax Are Hard to Predict

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Obesity costs. A lot. The tab comes in obvious ways, like increased health-care costs, and less obvious ways, like decreased fuel efficiency. And we’re all paying. Looking just at Medicare and Medicaid expenses for obesity-related problems, we’re already north of $60 billion annually. If more taxpayer money is …

U.S. Registry Adds Calif. Artists

Sunday, March 29, 2015

With nods to the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Steve Martin, the latest selections to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry have a decidedly California slant. Each year the institution surveys more …

Around the Remote: Chuck Barney’s TV Picks for March 29-April 4

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Don’t Miss Outlander — Finally, it’s time to get back to the gorgeous Scottish Highlands and the second half of Season 1 of this lavish drama that spans the genres of science fiction, history and adventure. Over the next eight episodes, expect more moody intrigue and, of course, …