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Harvest Hill residents Mary and Charles Harrington, right, and Bill and Phyllis Buck, center, join in the song with Sally Shipton, left, and Sharon Wight, of Lebanon, second from left, of the Evergreen Singers in Lebanon, N.H.Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The singers try to connect with their audience through a mix of songs that spark memories, entertain and are tailored to the audience's faith and taste in music. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Music to Set a Soul at Ease

Friday, March 27, 2015

Just a few more weary days and then I’ll fly away To a land where joys will never end I’ll fly away – from I’ll …

House Designed by Honda Puts U.S. Power Grid to the Test

Friday, March 27, 2015

Davis, Calif. — There are no flying cars in Susan O’Hara and Stuart Bennett’s garage, nor robot servants waiting to fetch their slippers and a …

Faith, Evil and Penance: Jeffrey Lent’s New Novel Revisits Post-Civil War Era

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — — Emily Dickinson A small religious group …

Looking for Spring

Monday, March 23, 2015

A small herd of deer run across the frozen Lake Winnipesaukee on the first full day of spring on Saturday in Alton, N.H. ap photograph — Jim Cole …

Golfing at the Library

Monday, March 23, 2015

Amber Mitcham, center, of Lebanon, celebrates as her son, Owen, 4, sinks his final putt during the 5th Annual Howel Open at Howe Library in Hanover on Sunday. Owen’s sister, Mackenzie, 6, looks on. The annual event, which …

‘Way Down East’ Revisited: Hartford Historical Society to Screen 1920 Film Shot in Town

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vermont has never figured much in Hollywood filmmaking, with a few notable exceptions. A lfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film The Trouble with Harry and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice were both shot in East Corinth. Less well-known are the 1987 film …

A Broadcasting Community

Saturday, March 21, 2015

There are few subjects left unexplored by Royalton Community Radio. From John Mayall and Rachmaninoff to colorectal cancer and William Butler Yeats, it’s all being beamed out from high atop Magic Mountain Children’s Center by the volunteers at …

Move Over Dogs: Cats Are Stars of Circus

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Orlando — Sure, dogs have been known to sniff out terrorists, rescue avalanche victims and guide the blind. But can they play the drums? Samantha Martin’s cats can. They also can play a keyboard and guitar — though, …

On Fashion: Spring Trends: From Subzero to Fashion Hero in 5 Items or Fewer

Sunday, March 22, 2015

After a winter that chained much of the country to shovels and hearths, we’re ready to bust out spring fashion even before we’ve broken down the snowpack. So it’s fitting that the trendiest looks are bigger and bolder …

Luke Bryan, It’s Time for You to Grow Up

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Modern country music stars love reliving high school and college glory days (see any Kenny Chesney song), but Luke Bryan really loves it. So much so that every year since 2009, the Nashville superstar has released a special …

Fodder for His Fascinations

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The floor of Varujan Boghosian’s studio in White River Junction looks as if it’s just seen a ticker tape parade. Deep in scraps of paper, it’s messy in an agreeable way, evidence of a mind at work — …

It Isn’t Controversial Anymore

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New York — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries …

Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Carson City, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an …