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Carolyn Hennesy and her aunt Barbara Rush on the set of 'Bleeding Hearts The Arteries of Glenda Bryant.' Courtesy of Carolyn Hennesy
The list of actors Barbara Rush shared the big screen with is impressive. “I did work with a lot of interesting and talented men,” said Ms. Rush from Los Angeles. “And actresses, too, such as Jane Wyman. I found the nicest people were actually the biggest stars because they were all so gracious...
This column is being penned, or more accurately word processed, in Ellenburg, New York at the public library. Before leaving for this trip, I attempted to write a column in advance but somehow screwed up and the column was not sent to the Daily News. So, the library is hosting me. Dr. Andrew...
DEAR PET TALK: Why do some cats “head butt” you? — LORI ——— DEAR LORI: The term is actually “head bunting” (which is an even cuter word). Bunting is how felines sharing space together can exchange scents so everyone smells the same. Even if it’s just you and your family and one cat, you...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: My daughter just went off to college and has her first computer....
Scherri Edwards usually wears old mud shoes and a baseball cap in her Royalston barn, but she got dressed up for this photo with her Leopard Appaloosa horse named Floyd.
With unlimited patience and devotion, Scherri Edwards, RN, of Royalston is actively engaged in international equine agility competition — and she may soon become a world champion. Scherri’s 11-year-old miniature mule, named Maggie Mulie, does such a good job of completing an obstacle course that...
I feel so betrayed. For years I have used a variety of Kaspersky Lab’s software to protect my home computers. When I first picked up a copy of Kaspersky anti-virus the world was full of bloated resource hogs like Symantic’s Norton Anti-Virus, which did protect your computer but at the cost of...
The U.S. Mint has recently begun issuing bullion and collector versions of a one ounce palladium coin. This metal is similar to being a cheaper form of platinum. Platinum has rarely been used as a coinage metal, even though the U.S. Mint has struck coins in that metal for many years. It has...
‘As Brave as You’ By Jason Reynolds ——— “How come glaucoma isn’t called eyecoma? Technically, Grandpop’s eyes are ‘sleep, right? Eye. . . coma makes more sense,” is entry number 456 in Genie’s notebook of questions — questions that he hopes to Google someday to find the answers. Throughout...
For the September bear hunting season, licensed bear hunters reported a harvest of 148 bears; 59 reported as female, 86 as male, three unknown. This is down from the 190 taken during the September season in 2016. The first segment of bear season began on Sept. 5 and ran through Sept. 23. The...
Australian shepherds are active dogs who need daily exercise and interaction with their humans. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Why is it that sometimes my dog will bark at dogs barking on TV, but other times she won’t. If there’s a police show, or a farm show where dogs are working, she will bark at the TV. However, if we are watching a show which features animal tricks she won’t bark — even if the dog on...

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