Arts
Travel books, from literary pilgrimages to beer tours

NEW YORK — Whether you're an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flier, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on a variety of travel themes.— "Great American Railroad Journeys." This book …

ITV Screening welcomes stars via Skype

MANCHESTER — The Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) promises to bring a flood of artistic talent to Manchester this October. A deluge of artistic talent has already begun on a smaller scale with monthly screenings organized by the …

The Sonicals come to Bennington

BENNINGTON — This Friday the Bennington Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp, will kick off its midsummer Friday Night concert series with a performance by `jazzical' group The Sonicals at 8 …

Lifestyles
Ripe for the picking: Everything you need to know about strawberry season

There is nothing like biting into one of the first strawberries of the season, perhaps still warm from the sun in the field of a pick-your-own farm. The sweet, strawberry scent as you hold it by the crown to bring it to your mouth ... and then the …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n for your houseplants

With summer arriving on Wednesday, June 21, I'm sure many folks are already thinking of summer vacation. Everyone loves a vacation, even your houseplants. Huh? Oh, yeah, plants suffer from the same winter blahs as we non-chlorophyll-laden type of …

Health Matters: Ticks and tick-borne diseases

New England states are experiencing a high prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In 2015, Vermont experienced the highest incidence of Lyme disease per population (CDC, 2015 and 2016). This year, the anticipated rate of tick …

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