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Fairy tales make for excellent Disney movies, even a second time around. In recent years Disney has re-made many of their older movies based on age old stories such as ‘Snow White’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. However this time around they are making the movies live action rather than animated with...
Tiffany Vazquez will never forget the phone call she received at the beginning of 2016 from Turner Classic Movies vice-president of production, Sean Cameron, offering the 29-year-old Brooklyn classic film fan a rare opportunity. “Sean asked if I would be interested in becoming the new daytime...
Isn’t this spring snow and cold weather wonderful? NOT!!!!!! Perhaps you are handling this better than yours truly but let’s face it, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! After the tantalizing spring weather a couple of weeks ago, this is a real slap in the face. The turkeys were gobbling, the woodcock and robins...
Mosaic of dog from Pompeii (he was handsome, but not as good a hunter as his cat cousins). Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Are dogs better than cats at hunting? — Chris, 6th grade, Fitchburg DEAR CHRIS: You should consider a future career as a producer of nature films, because that is a brilliant proposal for a documentary. Our human species helped domesticate dogs from their wolf ancestors...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Dr: I’m concerned about the recent congressional vote...
This graphic featuring a quotation from Lysander Spooner and his portrait was posted in a right-wing blog called "90 Miles From Tyranny." The same quotation could be useful in a left-wing blog.
Only three years ago, our community was excited about Athol native Shawn Patterson (born 1965) whose song “Everything Is Awesome” in the Lego movie was nominated for an Academy Award. At that moment, with lots of media attention, he was this town’s most famous native son. He’s still my Facebook...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a forever first-class postage stamp on March 31 to note the bicentennial of Mississippi statehood. This stamp, featuring a guitar player, will be issued in panes of 20. Rietta Fleamarket in Hubbardston is scheduled to open for the season on April 2, but field...
 Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher are seen at Twentieth Century Fox's "Keeping Up with the Joneses" red carpet event on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Los Angeles.  Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images
New neighbors are typically a common target for snooping from nosy neighborhood residents and will always seem different. Usually suspicions about them will turn out to be nothing. But what if there really was something strange about them? We see just that in the late 2016 release ‘Keeping Up with...
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all sportsmen and lovers of the outdoors by building an easy-to-use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any 7.5-minute topo in the continental U.S.A. for downloading and printing. Each topo has been pre-processed to print on...
DEAR PET TALK: We adopted Oliver, the most amazing, affectionate cat, about a year ago. A few weeks ago we adopted Casper (both from MSPCA). Casper is very shy, but is now scampering around the house though he still won’t let us pet him. In the past couple of days, Oliver has started climbing on...

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