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Man’s best friends
The pet issue

A boisterous welcome home from your dog or a satisfied purr from your cat can brighten even the darkest day. As anyone who has ever had a pet knows, our four-legged friends can quickly become beloved members of the family. Here we take a look specifically at our furry friends. We tackle the question of how to pick the right pet for you and your family and we look at a variety of aspects of pet care. We also take an extended looks at dogs: how to keep them healthy and active and what dogs do to help humans.

ART: Currier celebrates 80 years
Manchester museum shows off fragile watercolors

By Heidi Masek

The Currier Museum of Art is marking its 80th anniversary by celebrating its own collection this year. Frequently, the Manchester museum hosts visiting special exhibits, but the Currier at any given time usually only has a small percentage of its own works on view.

LONGSHOTS: Mail bags talks of Pats, Celts and the Olympics
by Dave Long

Time to go to the mailbag to find out what inquiring minds want to know.

FOOD: Tedy J’s is a family endeavor
New restaurant arrives in Joe Kelly’s old spot

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Savas Bahtsevanos has owned restaurants since he was 24 years old. After an eight-year break, he decided he had one more restaurant left in him. He purchased Joe Kelly’s on Elm Street in Manchester and changed it to Tedy J’s M City Grille, and he brought on board his two sons, Ted (T.J.) and Alex, to make it a family operation.

TECHIE: We want cheaper e-readers
And we want them to be downright awesome
By John “jaQ” Andrews

There’s no question that eBooks are finally becoming mainstream. Why else would two giant bookstores, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, be so heavily pushing their respective eBook readers, the Kindle and the nook?

PEOPLE: Organic lawn care guy
Hudson businessman sees awareness with House bill

Chester Mandrik, owner of Yard Spice Organics ( in Hudson, is pushing for legislation that would form a committee to study the use of pesticides, herbicides and alternatives, particularly where children play. The measure was recently before a state House of Representatives committee. Mandrik’s company specializes in organic lawn care and provides free lectures on fertilization and pest control.

February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010


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