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Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Easter is coming up this weekend, and families all over the country will get together to celebrate. Often, this holiday coincides with spring break for those of you with children still in school. Are you having your family over this Easter? Read on for delicious foods to serve, as well as crafts and a game to keep the kids entertained.

Essential Tools for Small Businesses

Essential Tools for Small Businesses

Whether you’re aiming to start a small business or you’re already running one, it can be a lot of work. Fortunately, there are plenty of low-cost products on the market that can help launch your entrepreneurial dreams or improve what you might already have in place. Read on to learn about several of the many tools available to small business owners.

A Right to Shoes

A Right to Shoes

Every young girl loves the tale of Cinderella. Who wouldn’t want to meet a handsome, charming prince to sweep her off her glass-slippered feet? Once this early bit of fairytale fetishizing is taken on board, the message is clear get the right pair of shoes, and everything you could ever possibly want is yours.

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Mom Was Right: Famous Parental Advice

Mom Was Right: Famous Parental Advice

Moms give us a lot of advice throughout our lifetime. Some are sound bits of advice, like “eat your vegetables,” whereas others are just simple myths. The “don’t go out with wet hair” myth was busted, for instance, since science has shown that the cold virus is unconcerned with your hair’s moisture levels. Here are a few pieces of terrific life-changing advice that proves, more often than not, Mom was right.

Top 5 Supplements Everyone Should Take

Top 5 Supplements Everyone Should Take

These days supplements are advertised for everything from keeping your heart healthy to helping your hair and nails grow faster. The amount of information can be overwhelming—and even subject to change! That makes it easy to lose track of which vitamins and minerals are most important to your health. Of course, you should consult your health care provider before adding any supplement or medication to your regimen, as even nutritional supplements can interact with certain drugs and alter their efficacy.

Hot Vacation Spots!

Hot Vacation Spots!

Have you been wondering where to take your next vacation? We’ve looked at a few of the most popular vacations spots worth visiting both in and out of the country. Read on to find out where your next trip should take you, and why!

Candela Tapas Lounge: A Night to Remember

Candela Tapas Lounge: A Night to Remember

You would be completely loco en la cabeza not to try this newest bar, restaurant, and lounge in downtown Hanover. Candela, which opened in June 2013, has been filled up every night since! I have only one warning about Candela—book your reservation well in advance—as this cozy, cool spot is sure to be popular every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After a first attempt to walk in on a Saturday night (bad planning), we returned this time with a reservation for a party of 11 with big appetites. Here’s what we discovered, including the dishes that you must be sure to try when you visit.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Poised to Change Commutes & Fatten Wallets

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Poised to Change Commutes & Fatten Wallets

With the state of California’s updated zero-emissions vehicle mandate — which mandates that 22 percent of cars sold by 2025 produce zero emissions — automakers are feeling the pressure to produce more energy efficient vehicles, according to Energy.gov. Eight other states (Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont) may opt in to the zero emissions mandate, helping to create a bigger market for alternative fuel cars. A new car, powered by hydrogen fuel cells, offers consumers a green choice and will help automakers meet the new mandate.

Higher Education: The Best Online Options

Higher Education: The Best Online Options

Many people choose to continue their educations after taking a hiatus. That may mean they finished high school but didn’t go directly to college; they started college but didn’t finish for any number of reasons; or they decided that continuing their education was not a priority for one reason or another. With more online colleges gaining accreditation and offering a variety of degrees, it is easier than ever to get an education from your living room (or kitchen table, office, or wherever you prefer). Read on to find out about some of the top accredited online colleges.

Chicken Noodle Soup: A Homemade Remedy

Chicken Noodle Soup: A Homemade Remedy

Chicken noodle soup, one of the staple recipes in any true New Englander’s repertoire, is so much more than just a bowl of broth. Chicken noodle soup offers all these key ingredients, with added bonuses—it’s tasty and soothing going down and warms you from the inside. You are practically guaranteed to feel better in no time! Here is a simple but classic recipe to keep you feeling perky during cold and flu season.

Three Great Ways to Relive Your Boyhood Adventures

Three Great Ways to Relive Your Boyhood Adventures

The days gone by of all the fun you had with your boyhood friends can be relived. All it takes is enthusiasm, coordination with old friends and some youth-like creativity in having fun. Here are some great ways to relive your boyhood adventures.

The Tiny House Movement

The Tiny House Movement

As I walked through the woods past my house I came upon eight wheels, a roof and a movement: The Tiny House Movement. What sat in those woods was something that I had never seen; yet it seemed so brilliant, so imaginative, I immediately wanted one for myself. Read on to find out more about the Tiny House Movement.

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Jan18

Hood Winter Exhibition Celebrates Dartmouth\'s Artist-in-Residence Program

This exhibition and catalogue were organized by the Hood Museum of Art. The catalogue was supported by Jonathan Dorfman and Melissa Kaish, Class of 1983, in honor of her parents, Morton and Luise Kaish, and the exhibition was made possible by Constance and Walter Burke, Class of 1944, as well as the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund and the George O. Southwick 1957 Memorial Fund.
When: Sat January 18 - Sun July 6
Jan25

SPECIAL TOUR

In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
Michael Taylor, Director, Hood Museum of Art.
When: Sat January 25 - Sun January 25 2015
Where: The Hood
Apr01

Needleworkers Unite in Quechee

6:30 p.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Weekly gathering for knitting and other fiber arts. Free. 802-295-1232.
When: Tue April 1 - Sun April 27
Apr22

Hike in Andover

Hike along Brook Mountain to a spectacular waterfall. Led by Peter Hope for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Free. Call for details. 603-863-6456.
When: Tue April 22
Where:
Apr22

The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction (Bluegrass musical)

Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life $23-$65. 802-296-7000.
When: Tue April 22
Apr24

Line Dancing in Enfield:

Community Building, Route 4. Dance instruction with Jamie Orr. Continues weekly through May 22 $9 drop-in, $42 for 6 weeks. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-632-5026.
When: Thu April 24
Apr24

Upper Valley Cinderella Project in Lebanon

Dance Studio, 31 Hanover St., on the pedestrian mall. High school girls choose from gently used gowns, shoes and accessories for prom. Free. 802-296-2625.
When: Thu April 24
Where:
Apr27

Greater Randolph Center:

Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Wii games, cards, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Knit wits, 10-11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon $4 or $5. Giving wisely and scams talk, 12:30 p.m. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.
When: Sun April 27
Where:
Apr30

STEM ARTS: MUSIC AND BIOLOGY

Emerging composer Fay Wang leads a musical ensemble in the premiere of a Hop-commissioned work created in collaboration with Dartmouth’s Department of Biological Sciences.
When: Wed April 30
May01

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD: KING LEAR

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) returns to the National to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
When: Thu May 1
May17

The Hanover Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

A WIDE variety of Field Grown Perennials and Annuals including our famous Tomatoes and Geraniums. Come early for the best selections. Talk with Experienced Gardeners
Proceeds Benefit The Hanover Town Gardens
When: Sat May 17 - Sun May 18
Aug09

Woodstock Summer Fest Formally known as the Taste of Woodstock

When: Sat August 9
Sep14

Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge

Come sample 30 competing Mac & Cheese dishes of top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Just $12 ($15 if purchased at the door) for the event where you can sample every recipe and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award!
When: Sun September 14
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