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The Insiders: Want to know more about Mount Everest? Here’s your chance

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you’re among the people in this world who actually seek out extreme thrills, then climbing Mount Everest has to be high on your list – if not at the top. There is, of course, the danger associated with navigating the world’s tallest mountain, and doing quite a bit of it with very little oxygen. And doing that kind of … 0

Chamber group brings site-specific composition to Kimball House at Capitol Center for the Arts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Not many people walk into a bedroom and find a vibraphone, let alone a vibraphonist, waiting there. Or pass through the living room to find … 0

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the internet over broadcast networks, according to … 0

Baggage Check: Stuck in the friend zone; caring for a mom in crisis

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Q: What’s your advice on having a friend who treats you as her boyfriend yet doesn’t want a relationship? Do I stay and watch her make bad decisions with other guys and stay in the friend zone, or do I walk away? A: That depends on how much … 0

Want to get ahead in your career? Marry a dork

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Home life sounds way better with a conscientious spouse than with a jerk, doesn’t it? As it turns out, marrying a conscientious person may help you make more money, too. That’s according to a new study, which found a connection between having a conscientious spouse and a higher … 0

Ruth Smith: A great summer with (nearly) 100 adventures

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Seasons are designated with various markers. Some view Labor Day as the end of summer, I prefer to use the Autumnal Equinox, (Sept. 22) as the turning point. Regardless of how you measure, everyone I’ve talked to seems especially sorry for this summer to end, because it was … 0

On My Nightstand: ‘Red Sparrow’ a spy novel like no other

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews is a spy novel unlike any I’ve ever read. It hits like a freight train with double agents, double crosses, high-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger and relentless action that never stops! Need I say … 0

‘Laughter in Ancient Rome’ is like a great piece of archaeology

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Once there was a king who had a reputation as a ladies’ man, and after he died, his heir’s first duties included a tour of the provinces. In one town he … 0

PHOTO: Riding on the rail trail

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Olivia Mackenzie, 13, of New London passes through the finish-line banners at the end of the family ride at the Rail Trail Run and Ride in Andover yesterday. … 0

Travel Talk: Vacation and weather: can’t have one without the other

Saturday, September 27, 2014

In my mind, vacation and weather are inextricably intertwined. It’s really hard to think about one without thinking about the other. Everyone wants the weather on their vacation to be grand – whatever that might mean for your … 0

The Insiders: Concord continues its reign as king of all walks with today’s MS Journey of Hope

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We consider Concord the international pace-setter in several categories. Hair salons. Law offices. General John Stark statues. But it’s also becoming the world’s pre-eminent locale for walks. Official walks, we mean. The first official Mayor’s Walk was less … 3

Supporters walk for Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly, raise more than $15,000 for ALS research

Saturday, September 27, 2014

They came from the classrooms at Concord High School, from the school’s administrative offices and the teachers’ lounge. They came from college campuses, returning to their alma mater for the afternoon. They came from neighboring towns, from the … 1

The Insiders: Become a detective like you read about at the library today

Saturday, September 27, 2014

If you’ve watched as many episodes of Law and Order as we have, you know certain things about the criminal justice process: Suspects love weaving recklessly through back alleys, major case breakthroughs usually follow dramatic violin interludes, and every couple of seasons you have to hire a new … 0