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Edward James Olmos as Freddy Suarez in a scene from John Sayles' "Go for Sisters,'' which will be shown at the White River Indie Festival in Vermont.

WRJ Indie Fest Adds Features

Friday, April 18, 2014

The event formerly known as the White River Indie Film Festival has lost one of its Fs: now celebrating its 10th year, it has been …

Mother Knows Best in Disney Nature Film ‘Bears’

Thursday, April 17, 2014

For the past several years, Disneynature has marked Earth Day by releasing a documentary celebrating Mother Nature. Bears is the studio’s latest nature doc with …

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 …

Steinway, Not for Sale: Memories Block Hanover Seller’s Plan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

On Nov. 13, 1928, the big stories on the New York Times front page included the sinking of the steamship Vestris off the Virginia coast with a loss of 140 lives, and the pledge of New York Democratic …

Dartmouth Jazz Guitarist Releases Album

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ever since Michael Blum began devoting his time to the electric guitar as a Dartmouth freshman several years ago, he’s experienced it as a solitary pursuit. While playing in the school’s practice rooms, his only audience is himself. …

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — The Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers. The unit, founded in 2008, has about 50 members, “which is a good start,” said Jessica Rosman, the corps’ director. But more are needed. The corps works to help support emergency medical services personnel during …

Group Wants People to Take a Chance on Senior Dogs

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Los Angeles — Erin O’Sullivan wants to change lives by finding new homes for old dogs. Visitors to her popular Facebook page say she has done just that by helping them discover the pets they didn’t know they …

Fort at No. 4 Plans Two Archeology Talks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlestown — The Fort at No. 4 will host two archaeology talks this month. The events, set for April 19 and April 26, at 6:30 p.m., are part of New Hampshire Archaeology Month. On Saturday, Kris Damon will present “Historical Archaeology in New England,” a look at local …

Miss Manners: Change the Subject to Silence Guest

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: I am a political appointee. At a dinner party recently where I was a guest, one of the other guests asked about a controversial policy issue relevant to my agency. I attempted to answer factually, but this seemed to inflame the guest further (she had …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: How Computers Influence Play

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Sacrifice and Mate Sports and games, including chess, reflect life. In particular, they reflect combat and struggle. Contemporary sports seem to have turned up the intensity a notch. Football is a prime example. Players are …

Around the Remote: ‘Fargo’ Goes From Movie to TV Series

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Don’t Miss: Fargo — This instantly addictive 10-part drama series captures the spirit of the beloved 1996 Coen Brothers cult hit, but presents an all-new “true crime” story with new characters. Among them is Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), a mysterious and manipulative drifter who lures hapless small-town …

To Your Good Health: Teeth Grinding Is Common in the Elderly

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: My mother-in-law is 95 and lives in a nursing home. Sometimes when we visit, I can barely stand to be in her presence because she savagely grinds her teeth, making an awful grating, creaking noise. Could there be some medical reason for this? — L.D. …

Volunteers Rally Around Fort at No. 4

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlestown — The Fort at No. 4 living history museum is preparing to open for its fifth season since closing in 2009 due to financial hardships. Its finances still aren’t that healthy, but it’s running on a new business model: relying on volunteers. The museum, a reconstruction of …