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 Actors from left Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan pose for photographers with director Luc Besson as they arrive for the European film premiere of 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' in London, Monday, July 24, 2017. Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP
The future of the human race is often depicted not only on Earth but spread out across space in movies, as seen with ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,’ released earlier this year and which takes place mostly on a space station and on other planets.  In the future, the International...
The U.S. Postal Service has announced some of its 2018 stamp program. This will include an 11th Lunar New Year stamp, a block of four featuring winter birds, 10 stamps featuring frozen treats, a peace stamp featuring a rose, a two cent lemon stamp, and a stamp noting the bicentennial of the...
This writer has been a big fan of the rock band, The Who, since his teenage years. One of their first LP albums was the “The Who Sell Out” which featured the creativity which became their trademark going forward. It was a pleasure, and still is, to attend live performances of the band to this day...
For the purpose of this column, a week will count from Friday-Friday. Any games falling on a Friday night will count towards the next week’s games. Because of that, the Athol boys’ basketball team began the week off with a game on Friday night against Murdock High School, followed by the Mahar...
Pet Talk says: "This happy dog is willing to have his photo taken with a party hat. Happy Christmas, everyone!" Submitted photo
DEAR PET TALK: Is it okay to dress my pet up in a costume for Christmas? — CURIOUS ——— DEAR CURIOUS: Every day, you’ll see photos on the internet of pets in various get-ups, ranging from antler ears, to tutus, to tiaras, etc. Christmas is the season for the entertaining holiday card, and...
The fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place earlier this month and received some attention in the media. There continues to be public commentary and discussion about the more recent Las Vegas shooting as well as the Pulse nightclub killings. This violence has...
Star Wars fans can rejoice, it is the time of year that has recently become known as new Star Wars movie time. For the third year in a row Disney has put out a new Star Wars film as they have each December since 2015 when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a.k.a. episode VII, was released. Following...
The U.S. Postal Service was scheduled to issue a 70 cent stamp depicting a California dog-faced butterfly this month. However, it appears that the first class mail rate increase taking effect in January has changed that plan. There are no hobby shows scheduled on Christmas Eve Sunday. This...
This past Wednesday the Silverado headed north early to get me to a Board Meeting of the New England Outdoor Writers Association. The group schedules the December quarterly board meeting each year at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine. Now if you just arrived in America and have never done...
I gawk at baseball and basketball statistics, I can’t put it any other way. Opening up a box score brings pleasantries and surprises, like when a game completes and you see a player put up 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists or in baseball, goes three-for-four with a home run, three RBI and a...

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