"Nutcracker" brings Christmas magic to Northshire Ballet Center of Manchester performs holiday favorite this weekend

MANCHESTER - Marilyn Cavallari knows well that "The Nutcracker" is a perennial favorite on global Top 10 lists of great ballets. But its lofty status won't keep it away from small-town Vermont, or from young, aspiring ballet dancers and their …

Manchester Music Festival presents classic music for a brand new year

MANCHESTER—The Manchester Music Festival is ringing in the new year with music from Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and more. The annual family friendly New Year's Eve concert will feature new MMF artistic …

Dorset Players capture Christmas spirit in "Bah, Humbug!"

DORSET — Among many masterpieces, "A Christmas Carol" was, perhaps, Charles Dickens' most enduring popular work.

A Winter Necessity: Add rosemary to your New Year's resolutions

A gardener's resolutions, as the new year begins, are modest ones. The world won't end if a lawn isn't mowed on schedule, though it will grow better if it is. There is no crime in growing too many tomato seedlings, even if the time could be spent …

A 'check engine' light for your health

WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.Geneticist Michael Snyder never …

Time to cut the cord on old electronics

I don't like looking at the three bins in my basement that are overflowing with old electronics, much less touching them. So let me make one thing clear: Do as I say, not as I do.Make a plan to sell, donate or recycle your old electronics now.


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