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As stated in last week’s column, the U.S. Mint began taking orders, today, Nov. 13, for the George Rogers Clark (Indiana) National Park quarter. A photo of this coin has been provided with this column. There will be a small coin show on Nov. 19 in Hinsdale, N.H., at the Millstream Community...
I would like to begin by thanking all veterans who have served our country. Although this writer never served, my father did proudly as member of the Air Force 357th Fighter Group. He was an armorer on P-51 Mustangs, the fighter plane he proudly boasted “won the war” because it had enough range to...
Various fruits and vegetables are okay for dogs to consume in limited amounts. However, before feeding your dog any fruits and vegetables, do the research necessary to determine which are okay and in what quantity. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Is it safe to give a pet broccoli? — MAX, Boys and Girls Club, Leominster ———  DEAR MAX: What did dogs eat before dog food? Anything they could scavenge — or that their people shared with them. Early in “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the family dog...
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, MA 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I use Windows 10. Sometimes, I can see my taskbar, and sometimes, I...
Located at the far end of the Market Basket building, the Athol branch of the Workers Credit Union will open soon. Photo by Gail Oswald
With a “soft opening” slated for December, the Workers Credit Union (WCU) will welcome members, new and old, to its newest branch (its 16th) in Athol’s North Quabbin Commons. This is something to celebrate, especially in light of the WCU’s fascinating history. Founded in 1914 in Fitchburg, the...
Canada Post will issue a first-class mail stamp on Monday, Nov. 6, to note the centennial of the massive explosion that devastated much of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada issued two stamps for the holiday season on Nov. 3 — one with a secular theme, the other one with a religious theme...
In the Star Trek universe, D.C. Fontana is legendary for her scriptwriter role. She contributed, at least in part, to almost half the original series’ scripts and went on to write in various capacities for the Star Trek animated series, as well as The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. She even...
Will Ferrell, left, and Amy Poehler, cast members in "The House," pose together at the premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre on June 26, in Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Not every comedy is going to be a super hit, but that doesn’t mean it can’t bring you some good laughs. Movies like ‘The House,’ released earlier this year, will do just that and bring big laughs while also being simple to enjoy.  Scott and Kate Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText...
The past month has featured weather which is far from what we expect here in New England. The average temperature for October is over 8 degrees higher than normal. While most people would revel in this warmth, thinking of money saved on heating costs and enjoying the summer-like temperatures, this...
DEAR PET TALK: Whenever I order something online, my cat likes to play in the box. Even if what I ordered online was not an item for my cat. Why are cats crazy about sitting in boxes? — FELINE FAN ——— DEAR FELINE FAN: Cats are predators, and their natural instincts tell them to hunt from a...

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