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The U.S. Mint will issue two new coin products this week. To order coins from them, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call 800-USA-MINT. On March 7, the mint will debut the 2016 silver proof set of the National Park Quarters. This will include proof struck examples of all five 2016...
As the anniversary approaches of Star Trek’s first broadcast on NBC 50 years ago in September, Kristine M. Smith has just released a greatly-expanded edition of her 2001 book now retitled “DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal, A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best.” “The enhanced...
I would like to start this review by reminding everyone about movie theater etiquette. Please remember to silence phones, keep your feet off the seats of those in front of you, and if you come in late please sit quickly and quietly and don’t talk as if the movie has not started. With that said ‘...
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and the Massachusetts Outdoor Heritage Foundation has partnered with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and the Archery Trade Association to promote student education and lifelong interest and participation in the...
Dear Pet Talk, What happens when your dog or cat has rabies? — Anthony Stone, 4th grade, South Street School, Fitchburg Dear Anthony, I’m going to backtrack and emphasize that it is the law in Massachusetts to get your dog and cat a rabies shot at the age of six months. Revaccination must...
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: Is there a way to force quit programs that won’t...
 The Oculus Rift, left, and the Google Cardboard, right, offer different types of virtual reality experiences. 
“What’s old is new again.” It’s a phrase that reminds us not to throw away that plaid flannel shirt or Doc Martens because they will come back in style at some point. The most recent example of this, at least for me, is the triumphant return of virtual reality. When I was a kid there were all...
The Wild Knights continue to flourish in 2016! We had more than a dozen Knights in attendance again last Thursday. The level of camaraderie seems to be growing right along with the group. The kids definitely seem to be developing a strong sense of respect and friendship towards their fellow...
Canada Post will issue two permanent first-class rate stamps depicting spring flowers. These will be issued in booklet of 10, coils of 50, two-stamp souvenir sheets, and international rate postal cards. The two flowers depicted on the stamps are the “Endless Summer” and “Annabelle” varieties of...
I have never been one to get up and walk out on a movie in the theater, no matter how bad it gets. I feel, if you have no dire reason to leave, stick it out and see if the movie gets better. Maybe I’m afraid it will get good right as I’m walking out. After sitting through ‘The Witch,’ I may have...

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