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Do, See, Taste

You never know what you’re going to find at the flea market

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rain clouds blanketed the Davisville Flea Market early last Sunday as a chilly drizzle began to fall – foreboding signs for most fairweather hagglers. But John Stark, a portly Vermonter and self-described “pickah,” meandered about in shorts and a T-shirt, practically giddy. “I love buying and selling stuff,” he declared, balancing a Tonka truck and a handmade wind toy under …

Take Me Outside: Signs of summer’s unavoidable end

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I love the palette of wildflowers that decorate the landscape and mark the stages of summer. In June the roadsides were blanketed with daisies and …

Whirlpool recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air ovens due to burn risk

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

A street drug widely considered safe, Molly actually poses major risks

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In high school, Shelley Goldsmith was a student council president and tennis team captain. She’d won an academic scholarship to the University of Virginia, had raised money for the American Heart Association and baked cupcakes for cancer patients …

Minnesota: Tourists flock to huge bridge projects

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy …

Concord 250 Watch:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Enjoy singing? Concord 250 and the Nevers’ 2nd Regiment Band invite you to lend your voice to a recently discovered municipal song, “Fair Concord by the Merrimack!” There’s one short choral rehearsal on Friday, August 14, 5:30pm at …

Annual Craftsmen’s Fair starts 9-day run

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 82nd annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair – billed as the nation’s oldest continuously running crafts fair – is underway at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. The fair runs Aug. 1-9 and features the work of more than 350 craftsmen. It attracts upwards of 30,000 …

Nonprofit plans room makeover for Northfield boy with blood disorder

Saturday, August 1, 2015

When Seth Peake was a toddler, his parents replaced their furniture with bean bag cushions and donned him in makeshift vests crafted out of bubble wrap. Sharp corners and edges throughout his Northfield home were softened with swimming …

One year later, ALS ice bucket challenges still raising money, awareness

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Last summer, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge exploded on social media, raising more than $115 million for disease research and care and bringing the rare neurological disease into mainstream consciousness. But it came a bit too late for …

The Insiders: Read this column, but probably don’t suggest it at tomorrow’s Gibson’s Book Club planning event

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It’s a pretty rewarding feeling to be on the ground floor of something wildly successful. That’s why we opened a new business called “Wildly Successful” and built it entirely on one level. That way everyone gets to experience it! You can have a similar experience tomorrow night without …

‘The Girl With Seven Names’ reveals complexities of freedom

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Escaping North Korea was the easy part. In her memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee, as she is called today, takes us on her gripping journey from the Ryanggang Province of North Korea where dustless portraits …

‘The Redeemers’ showcases author’s storytelling abilities

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The sense of justice and righteousness that Sheriff Quinn Colson has brought to his tenure in Mississippi’s Tibbehah County is drawing to a close in Ace Atkins’ gripping new novel, The Redeemers. But the fifth installment in this …

Native American boy finds strength, courage in family

Saturday, August 1, 2015

What would it feel like to be an 8-year-old boy suddenly separated from your family? The scariness of the situation is clear and immediate in Chickadee, which is set in 1866 in the territory that is now Minnesota. …