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Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Report: Alaska seafood free from radiation Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency. Alaska health authorities working with the federal Food and Drug Administration pronounced Alaska salmon, cod, halibut and other species free from radioactive contamination connected to the power plant damaged in …

Naturally health, impressively delicious, cioppino delivers

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Classic holiday dishes usually are fattier, sweeter and heavier than our normal fare, so when a traditional dish actually is healthy without any tweaks, that’s …

Bring stuffed mushrooms into the modern era (and to a party)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

When I was a kid and my mom was throwing dinner parties, I noticed that one of her go-to appetizers was stuffed mushrooms. The fungi …

Hanson hops from singing MMMBop to brewing their own beer

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

From MmmBop to MmmHops The problem with getting liquored up with the Hanson brothers – yes, the “MMMBop” boys – is that you can’t get that tune out of your head the entire time you’re talking to them. …

As Napa tastes change, one vintner holds firm

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Chuck Wagner founded Caymus Vineyards in the early 1970s with his parents, Charlie and Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. He was the fourth generation of a family that grew wine and table grapes, prunes and walnuts. Caymus became part …

Gingerbread house competition is on at Presidential Oaks

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

At this moment, gummy bears are playing hockey in the Presidential Oaks dining room. On Tuesday, several kids enrolled in the Concord retirement community’s children’s center admired the bears, the silver ice-cream cone Stanley Cup and the Boston …

Free stuff: Make sure to fill out a passport for your chance to Win the Window

Monday, November 30, 2015

If you missed the train on last year’s inaugural Win the Window, we have good news: it’s back for a second year. All you have to do is pick up a passport at a downtown business or print …

Doing your part: There seems to be a lot of trash hanging around our city streets

Monday, November 30, 2015

If you happen to be one of those people who toss your empty Dunkin’ Donuts cup out the window or just watch as your McDonald’s cheeseburger wrapper floats away in the wind, then shame on you. And if …

Missed connections: Just looking for my Shorty

Monday, November 30, 2015

We searched craigslist high and low last week for some of the best and most recent Missed Connections. Here, unedited, is just a sampling of what we found (and could print). tuesdays - m4w (concord) hello my name is randy i was at tuesday and you were a …

Instagram photo of the week

Monday, November 30, 2015

Check out what we found on Instagram this week. …

Construction zone: We’re stepping up our gingerbread house-building game this year

Monday, November 30, 2015

After getting an in-depth tutorial on how a real gingerbread house is made from Sue Chandler of Chandler’s Candies last year, we decided it was time to step up our game this holiday season. So when we heard …

The Bulletin Board

Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday craft fair Saturday at Merrimack Valley The Merrimack Valley High School KEY Club is hosting a holiday craft fair this weekend in the school’s cafeteria. The fair runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. There will be handmade …

Sinatra’s birthplace commemorates his 100th its way

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, N.Y. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding …