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A quick look at the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day football games: Eagles at Lions (Pk) The Eagles appear to be a mess and the Lions are playing tough on defense. Mark Sanchez is likely to start again for Philly which means you should take Detroit. Lions 23-21. Panthers at Cowboys (Pk) Despite...
Dear Twin City Paws, Our dog begs at the table. We know it’s not right, but sometimes he gets table scraps. Is this so terrible? It’s Thanksgiving! — Doggie Family Dear Doggie Family,  Happy Thanksgiving! And here’s the low-down on begging and table scraps. Dogs who are used to being...
The old atholdailynews.com (above) and the new site as it appears (below).
So, if you haven’t noticed by now we have a new website here at the Athol Daily News. We have received a lot of feedback since it launched at the start of the month. A lot of it positive, and some of it critical, and in the latter case we have tried to adjust things accordingly and we thank...
Founding member Tina Cross has provided the Wild Knights chess club with an array of artwork. There are several examples of her work on the club website (http://wildknights.jimdo.com) and her most recent creation is this new recruitment poster.
Eight enthusiastic young Knights stormed the halls of the Athol Public Library last Thursday! Members of the Wild group were there to engage in a series of duels much more exciting than jousting. They were there for the weekly meeting of the Wild Knights Chess Club! The meetings always offer a...
The U.S. Mint will issue the last National Park quarter for 2015, noting the Saratoga, N.Y., National Battlefield Park. The coin was struck in circulation quality from the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco mints. These coins will be sold in rolls and bags of 100 coins at a premium over face...
Terry Ray and Dawn Wells. Photo credit Leonard Carter 
Fans of the often zany 60s television sitcoms will instantly recognize “Gilligan’s Island” star Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann Summers, the perky Kansas farm girl shipwrecked on an uncharted Pacific island with six other castaways, including a professor, a movie star and a millionaire. Fifty-one...
Movie series endings are almost given immunity from bad judgement and time limits, especially by their fans. “Mockingjay,” the finale to the Hunger Games saga, based on the infamous book series, is no exception to that. The third and final book of the series was split into two movies, both over...
Dear Twin City Paws, One family member has allergies, so we are concerned about adopting a dog. What would be the best kind of dog for us? — Wanting to Adopt Dear Wanting to Adopt, You didn’t specify size, so here’s some information to help you make an informed choice. Bear in mind that...
Last week this writer did a little upland hunting with Andrew Sawyer, who is married to my niece Kristine. Three years ago we traveled to Alabama for their nuptials and I learned that Andrew was an avid hunter. Two years ago Andrew and Kristine came north to visit possible hospitals to do their...
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’m writing you again about my Excel mailing list...

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