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What could possibly be a better meeting place for the Wild Knights Chess Club than upstairs at the Athol Public Library? There really is no better place! From the comfortable surroundings to the supportive staff we have an ideal setting for engaging our young Knights in one of the world’s most...
Fairy tale stories may seem like material for children’s movies but that is not always true, especially in the case of ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War,’ sequel to the 2012 ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ The new to theaters sequel follows the storyline of Eric the Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a non-denominated, non-profit rate (five-cent) stamp on April 26. This will feature large letters of “USA” and a star. It will only be sold in coils of 5,000 stamps, making it difficult for collectors to obtain singles or plate number strips. There are no...
Last Thursday morning at 3:30 AM this writer headed out of town bound for Bradley Field in Connecticut. I was catching a 6 AM flight to Kansas City International Airport for a “visit with my sister”. Each year, this good brother travels to Kansas to visit with my sister Pat (the sister formerly...
Dear Pet Talk: Why are animals scared when you bring them home? — Tavonte Brown, fourth grade, South Street School, Fitchburg Dear Tavonte: That is an excellent and considerate question. Let’s get into the mindset of an animals — say a young dog or cat. First, they are being removed from...
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: Recently, a big “chat” window popped up on Facebook...
 Gary Lippincott of Petersham is the artist whose work will be displayed the Athol library in July. For a preview of his fantasy-based images, go to www.garylippincott.com.
Athol Public Library has become an excellent venue for local artists to display their creations. With exhibits in the street-level conference room changing each month, there is a need for more artists to apply for the program, and I’ve already suggested this to a few of my artist friends. The...
Since 2003 the British Academy Games Awards, an offshoot of the more well known British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs), has given out awards for “outstanding creative achievement” in the video game industry.” Personally, I put the same amount of faith in video game awards as I do...
The U.S. Mint will issue two new coin products this week. Orders may be placed with them by calling 800-USA-MINT, or by visiting their website at www.usmint.gov. On April 18, the silver version of the 2016 Proof coin set debuted. This is the same as the regular San Francisco mint proof set, but...
In our puzzle this week the winning move could happen on the next turn. It is up to you to figure out whose turn it is and what move to make.
Rick Guillemette, who many may know through his involvement with AOTV, has been a regular member of the Mild Knights Chess Club since it began more than a year ago. Long before he began playing at the club, he had been a student of the game. Rick has read numerous books on the various strategies...

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