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At her home in  Lyme, N.H. Carola Lea hands Innocent Mpoki some curry for a dinner he was making on Aug. 21, 2014. Mpoki stayed with Lea this summer while he worked at Loch Lyme Lodge to make money for college.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also …

Cardigan Mountain Teacher Goes to Camp

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Canaan — Cardigan Mountain School science department Chairman David Auerbach spent part of late July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., …

Anti-Hazing Program Seeks ‘Full-Scale Culture Change’ in High Schools

Monday, September 1, 2014

Seattle — As an eager, if nervous, ninth-grader, Anya Meleshuk allowed several older girls to blindfold her one afternoon, put her in a car and …

To Your Good Health: Is There a Connection Between Migraines and Menopause?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: My daughter is 53 and has suffered terribly with migraines since she was 16. She experiences these episodes anywhere from once per week to as many as three times per week. She is presently on Zomig. If she takes the medication just at the onset, …

‘Yankee Magazine’ Offers Fall Trip Ideas

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Planning a visit to New England this fall? Yankee Magazine’s September-October issue can help you plan your trip. The magazine, on sale now, offers ideas for scenic drives, fall festivals and other autumn pursuits, including how to grow …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Fischer Found the Right Move

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hint and Explanation: If Not One, the Other In his early and mid-teenage years Bobby Fischer’s attire — dubious even by some middle-class standards — became an issue for at least a few in the New York chess community. Denims, flannel shirts and sneakers — clean and tidy …

Miss Manners: Silent Treatment Is Justified in Cases of Bad Behavior

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: I’m in a sticky situation at my college. During my freshman and sophomore years I was bullied by a group of five men. They made fun of me to my face, and they spread mean exaggerations and untrue rumors about me inside and outside class. …

Czech Flower Garden Gets Back 17th Century Look

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kromeriz, Czech Republic — A visit to the Flower Garden in the eastern Czech city of Kromeriz is like traveling 300 years back in time. With its original geometrical layout and high topiary walls, it’s a rare example …

Album of Lost Dylan Songs Due Nov. 11

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, an ambitious new project in which a few contemporary musicians have completed unfinished songs by Bob Dylan nearly half a century old, now has a release date: Nov. 11. A …

‘Timmy’s’ Beloved in Canada

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Toronto — Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s coffee and Timbits — or doughnut holes to Americans. So news last week …

Obama Attends N.Y. Wedding Of Longtime Personal Chef

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pocantico Hills, N.Y. — Here’s what the Obama family had on its plate Saturday evening: the White House chef’s wedding. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were to be among the guests at the wedding of Sam Kass, …

Finding Nature in Hanover: Self-Published Guide Favors the Physical Book Over the Digital Ether 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — For a good part of his day job, Steve Smith writes content for the social-media sites of Dartmouth College’s alumni-relations office. For his 41-page book, Top 10 Natural Places to Visit in Hanover, New Hampshire: A …

‘Boyhood’ Has Little Action, But Offers Deep Storytelling

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …