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August 18, 2019

Here, a monarch caterpillar rests on a milkweed leaf as it prepares to form a chrysalis. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

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Steeple restoration begins at Norlands

LIVERMORE – When people travel north on Norlands Road, they are oftentimes surprised to see a lovely steeple rise above the landscape on the rural road. It is the first clue that something special is about to happen. That special thing is a place where the past lives on in a setting virtually unchanged since […]

Parade brings a year of holidays to the Phillips Old Home Days

PHILLIPS – Local organizations, businesses and residents brought their typical sense of eclectic fun to the annual Old Home Days parade Friday evening, fully buying into the theme of ‘My Favorite Holiday.’ The boom of Bob Beal’s cannon signaled the start of the parade, which is sponsored by the Phillips/Strong Lions Club. As usual, turnout […]

Volunteers swarm Packs for Progress event

FARMINGTON – More than 100 people waited in line on Thursday evening, not for a movie or ice cream, but to volunteer their time. In just under two hours the group filled 550 backpacks with mostly donated school supplies for area children in need. Packs for Progress is a program of United Way of the […]

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