Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend
That's just one of the amazing things I got to taste on Saturday as one of three judges for the Raid the Garden chef's competition at Gorman Heritage Farm's Savor the Season. The competition is set up with two preliminary rounds and then a final ...
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The complete timeline for the fight of the century
Prizefighting, of course, has always been a business, but premium cable and pay-per-view demanded more of the audience, and with too many fights that turned out to be carefully matched, one-sided affairs that ran the fan base between $30 and $50, or a ...
April 29, 2015
Weights + Measures surprises, bite by bite
She and her friend sat outdoors in the mild spring air, chatting in Spanish and English. Inside, the Such is the appeal of this daring venture, an assemblage of vivid moving parts and big interlocking talents: chef Richard Kaplan, baker Heath ...
April 28, 2015
Outdoor Adventures: Odds and ends over the frost heaves
Just roll out the sleeping pad and bag on the floor of the three-sided rustic wooden structure and enjoy. Eight new attractions will open in the summer energy epicenter anchored by a 4,800-foot Alpine mountain coaster experience, a four-story ropes ...
April 25, 2015
Go back in time to Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
Yes, I'm about to revert to the good old days when the family piled into the “woodie” sided station wagon, filled up with a tankful of 32.9 cent ethyl gasoline, hung our canvas evaporative cooling water bag on the front hood ornament and headed out for ...
April 16, 2015
Secrets and Scandals - Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter Six
Mandarin Garden was plain, quick, and cheap. . Myrth York, a lawyer and first-year senator from the East Side of Providence, described how lawmakers traded their duty to the public for permanent state jobs. “My revolving door bill Had he blinded ...
April 14, 2015
Magic, Knicks set record for sucking in a quarter
We've seen some pretty bad basketball out of Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks this season. This time they've recruited some friends to set the bar even lower for crappy basketball being played in the NBA....
April 11, 2015
Floyd Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and when all is said and done, only one thing is for sure: the fight will make more money than any fight has ever made in history. The journey to this genuine mega-fight began late in 2009, though the thought of the fight, once an illogical dream if anything, had started creeping in a year earlier, when Pacquiao dismantled Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar De La Hoya had carried the sport on his back for years, as overall interest waned in the mid-90s through the early-00s, a result of the sport’s inaccessibility to casual fans who were unwilling or unable to pay for expensive pay-per-views,... Prizefighting, of course, has always been a business, but premium cable and pay-per-view demanded more of the audience, and with too many fights that turned out to be carefully matched, one-sided affairs that ran the fan base between $30 and $50,... A newer, fresher sport, offering a similar visceral feeling to those who watched, may not have stolen boxing’s audience, per se, but it gave people another reason to lean away from the sweet science. Through all of the "dark" periods for the sport of boxing, however, the big fights have always sold. Even if boxing is not the mainstream attraction it once was (it’s not), and even if it never becomes that again (it seems highly unlikely that it will), it is a sport woven into the fabric of American culture, and of sporting culture worldwide.
With snow melting, rivers rising and mud making the rounds, it’s a good time to look ahead to another season of sun, wildflowers, peaks, trails, camping, rivers and travel. There are new lean-to’s and tent platforms at Mollidgewock, Milan Hill and Moose Brook State Parks. Wilgus State Park in Weathersfield will be the first to open for the season come tomorrow. The park has access to the Connecticut River and Pinnacle Trail, and contains four cabins, six lean-to’s and a host of tent and RV sites. Joining Wilgus on a first-five-to-open list are Jamaica State Park, Grand Isle State Park (both May 8), Niquette Bay State Park (May 9) and Lake Carmi State Park (May 15). So, what’s a freshet. To welcome back the paddling season, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is hosting its first Freshet Fest May 9 with activities on the LaPlatte River in Shelburne, Vt. , followed by an evening of meeting thru-paddlers (those who have paddled the... This edition describes more than 200 trails and natural areas, from popular routes through Pisgah State Park to the Lakes Region and the seacoast. There are 20 new detailed trail maps within the book, along with four full-color pull-out trail maps to popular hiking areas like Mount Monadnock, Cardigan, the Belknap Range and Pillsbury State Park.
Once upon a time, traveling by air was an exciting adventure. Flying is no longer the adventurous fun it once was. Yes, I’m about to revert to the good old days when the family piled into the “woodie” sided station wagon, filled up with a tankful of 32. 9 cent ethyl gasoline, hung our canvas evaporative cooling water bag on the front hood ornament and headed... Family trips were indeed an adventure, even before the interstates we enjoy today. My sister and I in the backseat counted out of state license plates, played “I see something that’s red” and marveled at myriad of giant colorful billboards that encouraged us to “See the USA in our Chevrolet” even though my dad only drove... Yes, I confess, I enjoy touring America from “see level. The journey began in Roanoke, Virginia, an integral part of the historic Wilderness Road and Fincastle Turnpike, important hubs in the 1700’s. More than 43 million Americans can trace their heritage to those who traveled the road, venturing across... One site in particular should go on your do-not-miss list — Natural Bridge of Virginia, a designated National Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
DWP boss Edwards must prove she’s on ratepayers’ side
Edwards is on the clock. And Garcetti’s effectiveness is under the microscope. In retrospect, perhaps nobody should have expected a clean resolution to the saga of the two nonprofit trusts ... which was blind-sided by the letter, didn’t mince words ...
May 6, 2015
Historic Grand Hill home goes from maze to mansion
Over two decades, he made his living buying ... This summer, he plans to install a 100-year-old clock on that building. The McClintock Co. clock will be the size of a large phone booth and cost about $35,000. "It's a labor of love," Conley said.
May 4, 2015
Time for an Upstate Trip for Trout and Turkey
By the time the eight o’clock starting gun sounded ... As it turned out, Pine’s big water should have been our first and only stop. Despite our late arrival, most of us managed to catch and release a trout or two. Many of those who were there at ...
May 4, 2015
Clock ticking for Chinese on Detroit building renovations
"It's two different worlds. It takes some time for everyone to get ... It had residents in most of its 15 large apartment units. The David Stott was said to be about 15% occupied when DDI bought it; the newspaper building has been empty since 1998.
May 2, 2015
Live music event pays tribute to Weymouth musician Tom
FAMILY, friends and well-wishers gathered together to remember the life of a popular Weymouth musician at an outdoor music festival ... he was meant to be starting today’s show at 12 o’clock. I couldn’t physically pick up the phone and phone anyone ...
May 4, 2015
Tall Timbers leapfrog Outlaws
THE top of the table clash in the Terry Longdon Memorial snooker competition was a one sided affair. Second placed Tall Timbers ... Lithgow turned out to be a fizzer as Miscues turned out the big guns. Red Sox now move back into the top five with an ...
May 4, 2015
A Weekend at Rosewood London
The building was once the financial headquarters of Pear Assurance which is echoed with the interiors such as the large mahogany doors throughout ... lie in are just to name but a few. The double sided walk in wardrobe led to the marbled and grand bathroom ...
May 3, 2015