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Dogs and cats are the victims of several intestinal parasites referred to as “worms.”  The most common are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.  Of these four only …

It’s Outside Time

It’s early June and it’s one of my favorite times of year.  We’re in the middle of this summer’s Big Reveal, and it is presenting with a giant “Ta-dah!” …

Heirlooms or clutter?

By Joanne MacInnis RN CDP, President, Aberdeen Home Care, Inc. Mom’s house is packed…Where will it all go? For those of us who have been through it, we attest that this is …

Elin Hilderbrand for President

As I write this, I’m about halfway through Swan Song, the newest book by Elin Hilderbrand, published June 11.   It’s called Swan Song for reasons pertinent to the events in the book …

Years ago, it might have been a fancy pen set, a watch, or a briefcase.   But times change, and so do the tokens of our affection.   What will be forever meaningful to your graduate long …

Memorial Day….

For the last 55 years, I have made a late May pilgrimage to Rosedale Cemetery in Manchester.  Many readers will have and continue to share this experience.  This annual event has much to offer …

A lot is happening this week at the Manchester by the Sea Public Library, including a meeting of the Diversity Matters Book Club, educational session on NASA and space exploration, children's programs and more.

Various factors impact our ability to “do what we used to.”  However, accommodations can usually be made for many areas of need.  As we fly head-first into graduation and …

The Creatures' Return

[Photo gallery]

Conservationists use the term “rewilding” to describe the phenomenon where habitat is restored and native flora and fauna return (or are reintroduced) to their former range. Naturalist …

Looking around at all of the old mill buildings and tanneries that have been turned into fashionable shopping areas and apartment buildings, it’s easy to think of New England’s …

Every year we see an increasing number of patients with pet health insurance at the Manchester Animal Hospital.  The common question is, “Is it worth it?” ...

A lot is happening this week at the Manchester by the Sea Public Library, including a meeting of the Mystery Book Club, a plant swap, meditation, children's programs and more.

Book lovers of the North Shore, clear your calendars for the last weekend of April. On Saturday, April 27, bookstores across the country will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. It’s one …

Just in time for the beginning of spring, Gloucester's Cape Ann Museum is bringing back its popular Cape Ann Blossoms event on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Floral …

A lot is happening this week at the Manchester by the Sea Public Library, including registration for April 12's solar eclipse viewing party, community poetry reading, book groups and more.

Essex Library Notes | April 12

This week at the TOHP Burnham Public Library, come down to see Rick Roth and the Cape Ann Vernal Pond team who will bring indigenous snakes, or join the community book group that currently reading "Dancing at the Pity Party" by Tyler Feder.

Spring is finally starting to be sprung.  Those brave spring bulbs are sticking their skinny green necks out, and so far all I’ve wanted to do is wrap a scarf around them—but they …

Pain in Pets

Nobody wants to see their dog suffering and in pain, writes Dr. Larry Lamb of Manchester Animal Hospital.  However, sometimes it can be very difficult to know for sure whether your dog is in pain.  …

Has the world gone mad?

It certainly feels like it.   Violent and dangerous behavior seems to be standard. We aren’t shocked by mass shootings anymore.   A cargo ship takes down a major inner city bridge, …

I   don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s the wild west out there when it comes to the finishes we find on hardware, bathroom fixtures, and lighting.   Where we used to …

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