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Owen Farm teaches yurt-building to remember a friend

Friday, July 3, 2015

Building a round structure with rectangular lumber is hard. With more than 50 people helping with construction, it’s a little bit easier. And when the finished product, a new yurt at Owen Farm in Hopkinton, is a dream come true, it’s all worth it. Ruth Owen, one of the farm’s owners, had wanted a yurt for a while before she …

The Insiders: It’s almost time to celebrate America’s independence so rest up

Friday, July 3, 2015

We hope that most of you are rereading this in your swim suit and arm floaties as you ramp up to celebrate America’s independence. It’s …

PHOTOS: American flag flies for the Fourth

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An American flag is suspended between two cranes over the Route 3A bridge replacement construction site at Exit 12 of Interstate 93 in Concord on …

If you don’t want to lose your tools, try hiding them

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Garden tools don’t just run away and hide, but often it seems that way. Where’s the trowel I was using before lunch? And the weed bucket? For that matter, where’s that phone? When you’re moving around the yard …

Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Vintage skills Young people are learning to work on old cars. When Penn College of Technology revved up its vintage vehicle restoration major in 2012, it became one of just a handful of degree programs around the country …

Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans: Don’t squat

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don’t squat – at least not for long. Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling and nerve blockages in her legs after …

Deformed mutt is crowned World’s Ugliest Dog

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize Friday …

Annie unearths dark roots in ‘Let Me Die in His Footsteps’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Set against alternating backdrops of flourishing Kentucky lavender fields and a struggling tobacco farm, Lori Roy’s Let Me Die in His Footsteps traces the story of Annie Holleran, how she came to be, and how her entire town …

Fitness trackers are hot, but do they really help?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market June 18. But will the devices really help you get healthier? Experts agree that getting people …

Right at Home: Fruity, summery colors perk up decor all year

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ah, summer – the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies and berries take over nearly every dessert from June to September. Citrus and other fruity hues look fresh …

Law of the land: U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-4 for same-sex marriage

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. …

PHOTOS: Market Days 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The 41st annual Market Days Festival wraps up in downtown Concord today. For more information, entertainment schedules and a map, pick up this week’s Concord Insider. …

Teed off at Univision, Trump drives dispute off course

Friday, June 26, 2015

Donald Trump to Univision: Get off my lawn. Firing back at Univision for its refusal to air his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, the outspoken mogul and GOP presidential candidate has barred anyone who works for Univision …