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Cinematographer Antonio Esposito of Shelton, Ct., and Director Steve Buskey of Hanover, N.H., set up a shot while filming a scene between the main character, Ellis, and his stepfather, Dale, for Ellis the Movie in South Royalton, Vt.,  on August 8, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Quiet on the Set

Friday, August 22, 2014

O nly 11 years old and acting in his second short film, Danny Davis is already a pro. Waiting to go on camera, Davis, wearing …

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, …

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 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. …

To Your Good Health: Is Prostate to Blame For Slow-to-Empty Bladder?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I would like your opinion on enlarged prostate. My primary care doctor sent me for a blood test and said my PSA number was too high, then sent me to a urologist. He said my bladder is not emptying and that I am having urine …

Miss Manners: Nosy Inquiries About Leg Scars Deserve Joking Response

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: Up until about a year ago, I habitually self-injured. I was able to work through my problems and cut out the habit, but I am left with a number of scars on my legs. They are visible from a distance and clearly (at least to …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Astonishing Precocity

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Sacrifice and Mate Nothing astounded the world’s chess community, which first encountered Bobby Fischer head-on in the Portoroz Interzonal tournament of 1962, more than his precocity. At 15, in his first international tournament in Portoroz, …

Central Park: A Green Island in Manhattan

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The back of the volunteer badge dangling around my neck listed a number of instructions. It told me to wear closed-toe shoes and protective gloves, and avoid handling hazardous material, such as broken glass, needles and horse patties. …