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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...
This group pounds kraut in the crocks on its journey to being sauerkraut. Sumbitted by Bill Wisnauskas
One recent picture-perfect October day, more than 75 relatives, neighbors and Knights of Lithuania friends gathered at the home of Armand and Pamela Bouthillier in Erving for the much anticipated sauerkraut party. Their home is in a beautiful setting with a lovely brook running through their...
The former Center School building, at 34 North Main St., Orange, is now owned by Brenda Hall Schatz. Schatz relocated the Dance Studio of Orange to the building. Photo by Jared Robinson
“It’s a community building, a centerpiece for the community; and I’m grateful that someone else has come along to take care of it and be the steward.” That’s what Michael Yohan of New Salem stated as he informed me about the recent sale sale of Orange’s historic Center School building, which he...
Terrorists are using Playstations to communicate...ya, umm nope.  Seems like every time there is some type of violent event, be it a shooting or whatnot, it always, at some point and in some way, comes back to video games. This is a topic I’ve wanted to tackle before but it’s not an easy one...
Too much of anything isn’t good for you. Even chess! It is with this in mind that I will hold myself away from the Mild Knights Chess Club Tuesday (today) at 5. I have plans to visit the Greenfield chess club on Wednesday evening and I will still be at the Wild Knights meeting on Thursday, so I...
Kaye Ballard in The Girl Most Likely -- RKO 1958.
Following the success of her 2006 memoir “How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years,” Kaye Ballard is currently working on a second autobiographical volume tentatively titled “The First 90 Years Are the Hardest.” “It will be more in-depth about the people I’ve worked with in show business,” said Ballard...
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2015 National Park Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set on Nov. 18. This set will consist of one of each of the five quarters from all three mints in circulation quality strikes. The set will be in plastic and cardboard packaging, and is sold for a...
The ‘Mad Max’ movie series is a classic action set, that first debuted in 1979, about life in the future post apocalyptic Australia were water and gas are heavily sought after treasures. Earlier this year, series director George Miller brought it back with the fourth installment ‘Fury Road.’ ‘...
Dear Twin City Paws, We have two cats, both female, who don’t get along. Can you help us? — Hissy Fit Dear Hissy Fit, Cats, like people are individual and have distinct personalities. First, have the cat checked by your veterinarian to ensure it is healthy and have it spayed or neutered...

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