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In this week's puzzle whoever moves next can win in two moves. Find mate in two for both sides.
With the Wild Knights Chess Club for adults on summer break, Clint Eklund and I visited John Dould last Tuesday for an evening of chess. John is the former director of the Kingsmen Chess Club and the Pequoig Chess Club. He is also an advisor to the Wild Knights Chess Club for youth. I believe that...
In this image released by Disney, Johnny Depp, left, and Mia Wasikowska appear in a scene from "Alice Through The Looking Glass."  Peter Mountain/Disney via AP, File
In recent years Disney, has been putting out a fair amount of non-animated movies; most recent is the new to theaters ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass.’ The first film of this series, released in 2010, was pretty good and pretty imaginative. Disney took all of what...
Francine York in 1967 in City Beneath the Sea and recent photo in 2014
For Francine York, the road to Hollywood began in the small iron mining town of Aurora, Minn., where she was born in 1938. Her family moved to Cleveland briefly, before returning to Aurora, during which years she performed in school plays. Trips to the local cinema introduced her to stars such...
My French Brittany pup, Laney, is over six months old and is getting fast and strong. My early training regimen includes keeping her constantly on a thirty-foot parachute cord lead. The lead is there because she is much faster than me but I only have to get within the length of the cord to gain...
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, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ——— Dear PC Doctor: I signed up for iCloud as a way to have easy access to...
‘Room on the Broom’   By Julia Donaldson ——— On the heels of “The Gruffalo,” featured in the May book review, “Room on the Broom” is another read-aloud favorite by author Julia Donaldson. “Room on the Broom” has a lovely lyrical tone for a read-aloud. The story begins with a kindly witch...
Leon Goldfarb, left, and Paul Laven, two of my uncles, served in the Second World War to stop the advance of the Axis powers.
My father, a chicken farmer with 5,000 White Leghorn egg-laying hens to tend to, had an agricultural exemption during World War Two. However, I had several uncles and one aunt who served in that war. I was four years old when the war ended, and not long after that I learned the phrase “basket...
The U.S. Postal Service issued several more stamps this week in conjunction with the World Stamp Expo being held in New York City. All are self-adhesives. On June 1, six reproduced classic stamp designs from the 1860s were issued as first-class rate forever stamps in a souvenir sheet. Three of...
Awhile back I bought a dash cam on sale. Thankfully I haven’t needed it yet but it’s a nice (inexpensive) peace of mind to have on the road. Traditionally, dashboard cameras only existed in emergency vehicles. Consumer models were available but not used in the U.S. as much as they are in other...
Attention readers! Effective immediately, the Tuesday evening adult chess club is on summer break. There will be NO meetings of the Mild Knight Chess Club until sometime in September. The Mild Knights have met weekly at the Athol Public Library for the past 68 weeks but must now take a break to...

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