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Ray Duckler: I’m byting the bullet and coming aboard

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Please don’t laugh, but I bought my first smart phone last weekend. Hey, I heard that. I said no laughing. This is difficult for me, admitting I’ve been using a dumb phone for so long. For years, I used a fossil from the Mesozoic Era while technology charged forward like Teddy Roosevelt up San Juan Hill. I saw people’s faces. …

26-foot-tall owl sculpture to go from Bow to N.Y.C.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A car pulled onto the Clinton Street driveway Saturday afternoon, a couple stopping to photograph the 26-foot-tall sculpture of an owl standing on the Bow …

However you stuff it, a roulade makes a merry meal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Think of a roulade as a big edible cigar-shaped container for just about any filling you choose. Almost like an edible Christmas present! Even the …

APNewsBreak: artist wins ‘eat more kale’ trademark

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vt. artist wins ‘eat more kale’ battle A Vermont folk artist who became a folk hero to some after taking on the fast-food giant Chik-fil-A in a legal fight can now legally protect the phrase “eat more kale.” …

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Global consumption of seafood is outpacing wild fish populations, so farmers are turning from roving the world’s waters to aquaculture. Increasingly, that includes growing fish in large indoor tanks in the Midwest – hundreds of miles from any ocean, bringing the surf to America’s turf. Experts say fish …

A new way to serve breakfast for dinner

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The combination of orange and mint sets this recipe apart from other eggs-in-tomatoes dishes you might have tried. The flavors seem to serve up breakfast for dinner in one neat package. To make this vegetarian, replace the sausage …

Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Avian flu spreads in British Columbia The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. The outbreak began several weeks ago when turkeys and chickens at …

The Insiders: Your Christmas shopping (for us) can wait, there’s magic at Red River tonight

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We could tell you to go to a dozen places in Concord today (to pick up our dry cleaning, to grab us a coffee, to head to the office so we don’t have to), but you know what you really should be doing: Christmas shopping! We’ve just emailed …

We want to see your epic Christmas light displays

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What’s the biggest question posted on Facebook “communities” these days? “Where do we go to see the lights?” of course! While we here at the Monitor have heard murmurs of Clark Griswold-level displays in the region, we want some proof. If you, your neighbor or your neighbor’s neighbor …

PHOTOS: Annual menorah lighting celebrates first night of Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rabbi Levi Krinsky lights a 13-foot menorah outside the State House in downtown Concord on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Following the annual ceremony, the crowd sang …

Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats yesterday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files: what …

Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Obama recently headlined a comic …

Cancer-fighting Bradford police officer’s son given Christmas shopping spree

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

When Stephen Valiquet Jr. came through the doors of Toys R Us on Sunday, a chain hung around his neck with a shiny silver badge. The blond-haired 6-year-old was licensed to shop. His father, a 36-year-old sergeant with …