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Ash Wednesday will be marked at the Steamship Authority

To mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Christians across the ages have flocked to churches to have their foreheads marked with ashes,...

Visiting Vet: Ginger’s knees

During his prime, Ginger, an older Labrador retriever, tore both anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs), one after the other. Also called cranial cruciate ligaments (CLLs),...

Garden Notes: In praise of February

  A couple of friends and I recently went on an excursion to Logee’s Greenhouses (logees.com) in Danielson, Conn., just over the Rhode Island line...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Nico is a punk

  Dear Dogfather, Nico, my 5-month-old Spinone Italiano, is a brilliant charmer 99 percent of the time. He seems to be able to control some natural...

Wild Side

Wild Side: Fish bodies on the Lagoon, as far as the...

“Fish bodies on the Lagoon” is the sort of email subject line that gets my attention. This particular email, sent on the evening of...

Garden Notes

Garden Notes: Good garden reads

Good garden reading is an asset to a gardener’s enforced winter recess. Allen Lacy, the author of some of the most engaging American garden...

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How does that chair make you feel? Island mental health professionals...

Do you lie down, or sit up when talking to a therapist? Do you face them, or...somewhere else? Do you visit them in an...