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McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to host Busyhaus Artworks Exhibit

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host the art exhibit “Outer Space” by artist Robert Hauser of Busyhaus Artworks in Peterborough, New Hampshire. This collection of 15 art assemblages connects historical and current scientific understandings of the astronomy and physics with the ...

Musings of the fall season in New England

It’s that time of the year when we’ve now completed the task of packing away the beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers, and stored them deep in the dark and dusty confines of our basements, attics and garages. For many people, the storing away of such things is a catalyst for a yearning of ...

Three generations of women star in ‘The Spectacular’

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “The Spectacular” by Zoe Whittall (Ballantine) Zoe Whittall’s “The Spectacular” follows three generations of women as they navigate love, life, and motherhood. It’s 1997 and Missy is a 22-year-old rock star who struggles with drug addiction. She is ...

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry selling Massachusetts home for $4.5M

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — "Walk This Way" if you want to live like a rock star. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is selling his home in Duxbury south of Boston for $4.5 million, The Patriot Ledger reported Tuesday. The seven-acre gated estate known as Brook Haven Farm features a heated pool in ...

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Cheshire Cheese: Best eaten cold with butter and crackers

Every now and then, I suffer a sudden attack of nostalgia, and start pining for the hills, castles, and Dark Satanic Mills of good old Blighty. Occasionally, these urges take on a decidedly culinary bent, and I end up craving Scottish kippers, Hovis bread, pickled walnuts and even a bit of ...

Kalamata olives: One of the gifts from the Greek goddess Athena

It is said that, in ancient times, the goddess Athena bestowed two gifts on the Greeks – namely, wisdom and olives. The first is self-explanatory, but if you’re going to be doing a lot of deep thinking, you’ll want nourishment. For the last five millennia, the olive has been revered ...

Celebrating 100 years

Obviously, not everything we eat is particularly nutritious or of gourmet quality. Sometimes, when we’re wandering around the house late at night, we just have the munchies and are looking for something to shove into our face. Potato chips fall into this category, as do pretzels, and those ...

A crumpet is an entirely different animal

Some time ago, I found myself in the unenviable position of having to describe a crumpet to one of my friends. Despite my repeated attempts, he still had no clue what I was talking about, and kept on thinking I was describing an English Muffin. Well, a couple of things. A crumpet is nothing ...