December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Living

The Trent Affair — Britain and U.S. in crisis

The Trent Affair, a diplomatic crisis involving the doctrine of freedom of the seas that brought Britain and the United States to their closest point of possible hostilities early in the Civil War, reaches a boiling point this week 150 years ago. More...

Poll: 8 in 10 pet owners visited vet in last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight in 10 pet owners have taken their animals to the vet in the past year, with an overall average expenditure of $505, according to a new AP-Petside.com poll. More...

Arts in brief

West Bath artist hosts open studio WEST BATH — Evelyn Dunphy will open her studio at 596 Fosters Point Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Paintings will be on view and for sale. More...

Aging in Place

A little help can go a long way

VERONA, N.J. Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O’Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in her own backyard when she turned 80 this year. More...

Mainer ‘knows’ Katahdin

MILLINOCKET Climbing Maine’s mile- high Mount Katahdin once is something to be proud of. Nelson Daigle’s done it 462 times, and the wiry, gray- haired 73- year- old retired paper worker aims to make it an even 500. More...