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Body & Soul
Paul Youngquist has seen a number of patients dealing with the effects of Lyme disease come into his business, Wellness Works, to use the infrared sauna. Others coping with sleep issues, some from the negative effects of the blue light resulting from too much screen time, those with endocrin…
Thanks to a growing trend, bottoms up at your local yoga class may refer to more than just the body position for downward-facing dog. Nationwide, yoga classes held at craft breweries are helping people keep limber with a side of lager.
As a devoted, longtime gardener, I tend to lean more toward perennials than annuals as the main materials I work with in my Dublin gardens. I love the sheer variety of perennials on the market, the ability to divide and share favorite plants and the anticipation of what’s going to be blooming next.
By Hand By Hobby
Log on to the website for JL Designs and the following quote invokes a moment’s pause: “Style is timeless. It transcends generations. It’s enduring.
In 30-plus years of business, Retro Music in Keene has seen a number of trends. Some have come into style and then passed out again, but others, like matching a collector with a guitar to fit their passion or pairing a new player with their first guitar, never goes out of style.
Fur, Fins & Feathers
The dog days of summer might be on the wane, but there’s a chance for one last hurrah as the Windham County Humane Society and Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department will co-host the 2nd annual Doggie Plunge Monday, Aug. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Living Memorial Park swimming pool i…
Thanks to a nonprofit organization’s new program, our pets can have a fighting chance for survival in the event of fire.
Dogs always seem to want to sniff or eat. The sport of nose work, also known as scent work, combines these interests: a dog and handler, working together as a team, compete against other teams in trials, attempting to locate a specific odor on a hide within a set period of time.
It’s the early 1940s and World War II is being fought overseas. Soldiers have gathered for a night of comedy, a little music and some dancing to help them forget — at least for a little while — what awaits them.
Sun and the sand are primary reasons for heading, lemming-like, to the seashore in summer. The Maine coast around Kennebunkport has some of the best beaches in the Northeast, with miles of fine sand and gentle surf, but it also offers a variety of things to do when the sun doesn’t shine.
Get ready to see trucks topple and smoke pour out from hardcore motor vehicles at the 2018 Northeast Off-Road Jamboree. This annual event, hosted by Northeast Performance Diesel, is coming to the Cheshire Fairground in Swanzey on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, and will feature a number …
It Takes a Farm
The Monadnock Region is the place to experience and learn all there is to know about the issues that affect our local agriculture and the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition (MFCC) want to spread the word.
Nest / Intrepid Gardener
Us gardeners feel like we’re getting the short end of the stick this spring with the seemingly endless rain and cool temperatures, but there’s another dilemma I’ve been asked about multiple times: What the heck is going on with the rhododendrons?
Do you remember on the TV show, “The Jetsons,” when mom Jane Jetson would answer her phone first thing in the morning and she could see the person she was talking to on a screen? If she hadn’t put herself together for the day, she had this false image of herself looking fabulous that she’d “…
Outside My Door
When it comes to cooling summertime fun, most Vermonters seem to agree that Harriman Reservoir, also known as Lake Whitingham, is the ideal destination. This is the largest body of water in the state, measuring eight miles long and boasting 28 miles of coastline.
On a bright, sunshine-filled June day, with the temperature in the 70s and a pleasant breeze, my good friend Curtis Carroll and I decided to hike a 3-mile segment of the Ashuelot Rail Trail.
Back in the 19th century, Harry Thayer Kingsbury, owner of the Kingsbury Machine Tool Corp. in Keene, relished spending his summers at Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, where he would tool around with his family on his small fleet of steamboats. In 1887, tragedy hit, when a massive storm rolled…
Pickin' & Pokin'
As all beer enthusiasts know, it’s not just the brews that keeps bringing them back. There is also a lot of memorabilia that goes along with the craft, including old signs, kegs, bottles and advertising. Much of this material is now highly collectible, and commands high prices.
Craft beers have come a long way over the last few decades, from relatively modest home operations to a force to be reckoned with, seizing a sizeable chunk of the suds market.
MamaSezz meal delivery service came about when founders Meg Donahue and Lisa Lorimer realized that not only are the health and wellness benefits of a whole food plant-based diet astounding, the extra time spent purchasing and preparing the appropriate foods can be as well.
Hip-hop to traditional Scottish music/rock fusion, a cappella to Japanese drumming, Mexican folklore to multisensory dance — from beginning to end, The Colonial Theatre’s 2019-2020 season’s offerings will keep audiences on their toes and at the edge of their seats.