December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Living

Jewish New York City

History, heritage, Hanukkah — and food

NEW YORK  M useums and historic sites, the world’s largest menorah, and a trendy new Tribeca restaurant inspired by an old-school Catskills resort. More...

Groups increase efforts to stop sales of pet store puppies

LOS ANGELES ( AP) — More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. More...

SKIING SANTAS

SOME OF THE 250 Santas participating in a fundraising event ride the chairlift at Sunday River Ski Resort this past Sunday in Newry. More...

Doolittle’s raid electrifies a world at war

NEW ORLEANS   Almost 70 years after the United States struck Japan in a bold bombing raid that did little damage but lifted the spirits of a Pearl Harborweary nation, Thomas Griffin relishes the role he played that day as a navigator in one of J 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...

Michigan gives Wis. mitten campaign the thumbs down

LANSING, Mich.   Michigan and Wisconsin have thrown off the gloves and are engaged in hand-to-hand combat in a debate over which of them looks more like a mitten.  More...

Charleston fire; first execution of Union deserter

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

In April 1861, the Civil War’s first shots were fired in Charleston, S.C.  More...

Getting someone’s attention without trying ... by crying

A s I stood by the side of the road next to the police cruiser, still crying and now wondering if my father was at all concerned that I had basically hung up on him abruptly after saying “I’ve got to go dad, there’s a cop,” I More...

The Union moves to enforce its blockade

President Abraham Lincoln announced a blockade of Southern seaports months earlier in 1861. More...

Concert offers new voices for old favorites

LEWISTON — The “Just Us” Entertainers will stage their Christmas show at 7:30 p. m. Saturday and 2 p. m. Sunday at the Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St.  More...

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.&nbs 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.  Sixty percent of those who took their pets to the vet spe More...