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Couples offer advice for everlasting love

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Want to know how to make love last? Why not ask a handful of couples who have kept it going over 50 years? We did, and we found that one thing the five Concord-area couples agreed on was that there is not just one secret to having a long and happy marriage. Though, marrying a serviceman might be one. Out …

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Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every now and then to put together delicious, heart-healthy condiments to perk things up. Set them out alongside a roast chicken or a …

Simple tips for winter safety

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I love spending time outdoors in winter. With the right clothing and gear, you can have just as much fun in the winter as you do in the summer. Here are a few safety tips to keep you safe and warm when it is cold outdoors. Dress in layers Adding layers of clothing …

There are many ways to dehydrate food, including your car

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I used to be skeptical about drying as a technique for preserving food. It might be fine for all those folks who live in balmy Italy and California, but here in cool, moist New England, it seemed to …

Hunting is a family tradition

Thursday, September 3, 2015

For Peter Beard, hunting is a family enterprise. The current president of the Deering Fish and Game Club started following his dad through the woods when he was 14 years old, dragging a Red Rider BB gun around. …

Have a better back to school

Thursday, September 3, 2015

School is back in session. While notebooks, pens, markers and other school supplies are important tools to start the year, a healthy outlook and plan is equally important to help children reach their potential. Here are a few …

Drive in to nostalgia

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The memories linger. I was in the backseat of my parents’ car, nighttime enveloping us outside and in. A glowing rectangle out front stood dozens of feet high, and tinny sound streamed in from a metal box next …

Don’t take a vacation from exercise

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer poses many challenges to those of us trying to maintain our fitness routine during the hot and sticky dog days: barbecues, vacations, parties, weddings, sweltering heat and humidity and those pesky buckets of beer just to name …

Gardening as your grow older

Thursday, August 6, 2015

As gardeners age, the work to keep a flower garden flourishing seems to take more of a toll on knees and backs. There are a few ways to keep your yard looking vibrant while working within your own …

Delightfully sour pickles

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Humans have been scheming about how to put aside the plentiful food of summer for the lean times of winter for millennia. As early as 7000 b.c., the Chinese had figured out how to ferment fruit and honey …

To buy or not to buy on your school shopping list

Thursday, August 6, 2015

When my daughter was getting ready to start middle school two years ago, she treated the school supply list she received as gospel. Every last item on the list, right down to the compass and protractor, had to …

Getting a pet? Tips to consider

Thursday, August 6, 2015

If you’re thinking about getting a pet, but you’re not sure which one to get, here are a few tips to help in your decision making process. Taking care Pets take time to be properly cared for. All …

A pastime meant to pass the time

Thursday, August 6, 2015

If you’re a Red Sox fan, the last thing you want to do right now is read a piece about how great baseball is. Believe me, I know how you feel. Our beloved team, not even two full …