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YOUNG VOICES: My heritage defines me in more ways than one

YOUNG VOICES: My heritage defines me in more ways than one

Growing up, my grandfather, who fought against the Nazis in World War II and my grandmother have always told me stories about who I am, relatives I have never met, each of their children who were conceived in three different countries as they experienced the life of war refugees. It made me …

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Sweat before sweets: fitness for the holidays

Sweat before sweets: fitness for the holidays

For the Kent family of Amherst, N.H., getting dressed for the holidays often means lacing up hiking boots or buckling a helmet. For the last 11 years, they have made a tradition of spending many Thanksgivings, Christmases and Easters at a national park doing something active.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Make a traditional Thanksgiving meal stand out

Make a traditional Thanksgiving meal stand out

Year after year, the glossy food magazines scream that you have to tart up your turkey and pimp out your pumpkin pie. But the truth is, when it comes to Thanksgiving, most of us don't want exciting, new-fangled dishes.

November 07, 2012 9:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Tall trees and American exceptionalism

ANDREA NEAL: Tall trees and American exceptionalism

Visalia, Calif. — In Sequoia National Park in California, tall trees beckon one million visitors a year. The tourists come from all over the world to see something exceptional: the largest living things on Earth.

July 04, 2012 12:00 am

American culture celebrated through music and dance

HAMMOND | Through music and dance, Purdue University Calumet is "Celebrating American Culture Forged in Steel" today.

April 21, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Wouldn't life be great if it were like prom night?

YOUNG VOICES: Wouldn't life be great if it were like prom night?

If you aren't a teen or don't have a teenager in your household, surely the satin and chiffon lining the racks of every store have led you to one realization: It's prom season.

May 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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