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Thetford Chamber Singers' director Kevin Quigley leads the singers through one of the pieces they will perform in their holiday concerts during a rehearsal at First Congregational Church of Thetford, Vt., on Nov., 25, 2014. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Entertainment Highlights: Thetford Chamber Singers Prepare an Ambitious Holiday Program

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

While the Thetford Chamber Singers will close each of their four performances of “Make A Joyful Noise” with Silent Night over the next two weekends, …

The Art World Need Not Offer Shelter From Real Issues

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Washington — Bill Cosby’s interview with an Associated Press reporter, filmed Nov. 6 at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, shows power and privilege in …

The Remains of the Day: For Some, Thanksgiving Leftovers Are The Main Event

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving celebration is what’s left over after everyone leaves — not the dirty dishes, but the extra food. …

Coffee and a Kitty

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland. Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle …

Bob Hope’s Legacy More Than Laughs

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New York — While today he may be thought of with misgivings, if at all, Bob Hope reigned for much of the last century as America’s wisecracking avatar of comedy. By the time he died in 2003 at …

University Builds Dylan Collection

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Philadelphia — The question has lingered in song since it was first posed in the 1960s: How many roads must a man walk down — before he becomes the subject of a major university archive devoted to helping …

To Your Good Health: Nutrition Has a Place in Preventing Disease

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: In a recent column, you were asked what actions the writer could take, such as diet or medication, to maintain kidney function. I was disappointed to see that your response contained only advice regarding medications. I suppose I should not be surprised, given that the …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Nov. 23-29

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don’t Miss The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and giant balloons that, thankfully, are way more bloated than our bellies. The holiday spectacle returns in all its festive glory as the three-headed Today show crew — Matt Lauer, Al Roker and …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Reprieve or Breakthrough

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hint and Explanation: The Pawn Is in the Way As I write this column, game three of the current 12-game world championship match in Sochi, Russia, has come to a close. Before play began, it looked grim for the challenger Viswanathan Anand who had drawn the first and …

Hike Organized to Draw Attention to Veterans services

Sunday, November 23, 2014

By Dan Majors Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Veterans and military families know all too well that navigating the paths to services and assistance can be an uphill climb. Perhaps a brutal trek through the woods can help. Jared Souder, the founder and executive director of Checkpoint, announced plans for a …

Miss Manners: Why Invite Thankless People to Thanksgiving?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: My husband and I have invited a few friends over for Thanksgiving dinner. I was asked by some guests how many turkeys would I be preparing, and also was told how they prepared their stuffing and how much they like it that way! After I …

Wise to Winterize Outside the Home

Sunday, November 23, 2014

It’s wise, before the snow flies (or as soon as possible if flakes have already flown), to take the time to prep your home and property for winter. We hear often about emergency service calls that could have been avoided if homeowners had taken time to winterize or …

Reversing a Medical Procedure Gone Wrong

Sunday, November 23, 2014

St. Louis — A glass box engraved with “Another girl slayed by the sling slayer” sits outside the surgeon’s office. A patient was so grateful after Dr. Dionysios Veronikis removed her painful pelvic mesh, she gave the box …