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 Teachers constructed this geodome, shown with dreamcatchers, to display students' 0projects
It’s first period at Athol-Royalston Middle School, and the sixth-grade students in this class are researching “cryptocreatures” — animals that may or may not exist. Like “Champy,” the legendary monster of Lake Champlain; the giant boa; the “ghost deer;” the “friendly monster of Cyprus;” or the...
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 Doctor: I used to use Outlook for email. Now I use Gmail...
There’s a 52-year-old family man, an important North Quabbin community leader who has lived in Shrewsbury his whole life and now spends most of his days hereabouts — not complaining a bit about his daily commute. His name is Daniel J. Zona and he is president and chief executive officer of the...
AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE COIN
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the proof version of the 2017 American Silver Eagle proof coin on March 23. This coin will be packaged in a capsule in a plush-lined cardboard box, with a certificate of authenticity. This mint-marked coin is sold at a high premium over its bullion...
Andrew Garfield arrives at the LA Special Screening of "Hacksaw Ridge" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
For anyone who has ever been told they could not do something and should just quit, ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ released in late 2016, will reinforce why you should not always listen to the naysayers and stick to your own principles.  Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The...
Thursday night, the Mahar Regional School cafeteria was the location of a great wild game meal as the Mahar Fish’N Game Club held their 59th annual event. The club was founded by John E. Roche Jr., this writer’s father and George Darey when the regional school opened and teachers were required to...
TheraPAWS therapy pet Oliver shows contentment by placing his ears forward. Photo by Ashley Green
DEAR PET TALK: Sometimes when my cat gets excited he makes himself as flat as possible on our linoleum floor and crawls! Why does he do this? — Matthew Niles, Fitchburg State University DEAR MATTHEW: Cats are predators, and getting low to the ground while stalking — and then pouncing — is in...
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 heard there’s a way to save PDFs to my iPhone. I’m...
 This sign, posted on Route 2A in front of Cumberland Farms across from McDonald's, is seen by motorists heading west. The boundary between the Worcester County town of Athol and the Franklin County of Orange is a short distance west of the sign.  Photo by Robert Curley
The nine-town region served by the Athol Daily News has been called the North Quabbin for several decades. This kind of naming has been called “place branding,” a crucial part of efforts to promote tourism and other businesses. The subject of branding was on page one of the Daily News recently...
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2017 Proof Coin clad set on March 20. This consists of proof-struck versions of the 10 circulating coin issues done at the San Francisco mint. To order coins from the mint, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call toll free at 800-USA-MINT....

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