Sunday Magazine

Graphic by GERRY DESTOTEAUX; inset images courtesy of NASA/HST
Rising above the northeastern horizon in mid-May, some of summer's most noted sights arrive just prior to the witching hour. Among them are M-57, the Ring Nebula (inset) and the Great Cluster in Hercules, M-13. Noted beacons like those of the Summer Triangle are also joined by elements of the Summer Milky Way.

Deep-sky blooms grow in May skies

The drought is over, and so is winter. Mitigating both, April showers give way to those iconic May flowers. In the heavens, the evidence is gloriously apparent as summer’s most noted sights rise late each evening in the northeast. As the sky becomes truly dark, the grand parade of summer DSOs ...

Springtime, good time to spring into yard cleanup action

Snow has melted from the ground, summer heat waves are not yet abound – remnants of fall now reappear, toys and tools visible again amid forgotten gear – tiny plants and early flowers have reason to welcome a new season, nudging through layers of leaves left behind, to reach for the sun and ...

Dear Abby: Daughter throws in the towel on fighting mother’s grudge

DEAR ABBY: Six years ago, not long after I announced to my family that I was going to be married, my parents decided to divorce because Dad had been cheating on Mom. Because I allowed him to walk me down the aisle, she didn’t attend my wedding. I was extremely hurt by it, but decided to ...

Helping Hands

EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s a new year! Please review your nonprofit’s listing, and refresh it as needed. What are your current needs? Contact person? Hours? Send changes to kpalmer@nashuatelegraph.com. Thank you! Helping Hands is a weekly feature that provides information about the needs of ...

Avant-garde: Renowned Soviet art collection comes to Moscow

MOSCOW – Vladimir Lysenko’s painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun. Over the years, the painting has become one of the ...

Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

BOWIE, Md. – The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house ...

Courtesy photo
Through Sunday, “One Man’s Journey: Restoring a Lost Tradition,” the work of master ceramist and National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow, Yary Livan, will be on display at the Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave., Lowell, Mass.

Now See This: Art exhibits around and about

Gleneck is City Hall’s artist for April/May NASHUA – In support of local area artists, Mayor Jim Donchess has invited members of the Nashua Area Artists Association (NAAA) to participate in the “Artist of the Month” exhibit at City Hall. The artist selected for April/May is Jayson ...

Diabetic cookbooks feature main dishes, sides, salads

An estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to the National Diabetes Statistics Report (2014), a disease in which there is too much sugar in the bloodstream. A simple blood test can determine the disease’s presence. It is well documented that diabetes and diet are closely ...

Widower in new relationship is shunned by sister-in-law

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer. I met a woman who had also experienced tragedy in her life, and we started seeing each other casually. When my wife’s three sisters found out, I became the outcast. Why do people think there is ...

Photo courtesy of LOU METZGER
Shown is a lavish open-air bedroom at Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia.

Picturesque paradise: What winter? Jungle biking in St. Lucia

Look closely at a map of St. Lucia and you’ll see mountains. Sure, there are also the golden sand beaches, crowded resorts and party boats at sunset, but on the windward side – the verdant, green side near Soufriere – there are the Pitons. With these mountains are hidden coves and jungle ...

Graphic by GERRY DESCOTEAUX
Here's a midmonth look at the southwestern horizon, where, besides Mars, several of winter's most notable sights are present for a last look before they join the sun below the tree line.

Springtime for Lawnchairs brings out new sky gems

It is official now. Spring, along with the clocks, has sprung, and it is indeed time to say so long to winter. Good riddance! Joining in its departure are some seasonal Lawnchair favorites. As they begin their journey below the horizon during mid-April evenings, we can bid farewell to the bunny ...