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  1. Local experts give advice on keeping active while recovering

    Michele Kitzler was doing laundry at home on March 16 when she fell down a flight of stairs and broke her ankle in three places. In spite of her injury, she remained a regular at Meridian Fitness and Wellness, in Eagleswood Township, during her rehabilitation.
  2. 100 years ago, ‘man-eater’ terrorized the Jersey Shore

    Long before the summer of 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” convinced moviegoers not to go near the water, the Jersey Shore had its own bit of shark-attack history, in some ways much stranger than fiction.
  3. Local shark researchers study sea’s big predators

    Shark Week is back.

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Last fall, Hogarth Press published the first in a series of novels by contemporary writers reimagining Shakes-peare's plays on the 400th anniversary of his death. So far we've had Jeanette Winterson's "The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold" and Howard Jacobson's "Shylock is My Name," an interpretation of "The Merchant of Venice."

Turn your porch into a usable room

CARY, N.C. - It may be tucked away in the back of the house, invisible from the street and unknown to anyone but family and guests, but the back porch is the most important room in many Southern homes.

'Roadies' reflects tagalong nature of a Wilson brother's own life

PASADENA, Calif. - When he was a little kid, actor Luke Wilson tagged along with his two older brothers. "I think that definitely informed who I am," he says, in his slow slightly-Texas drawl.

Fanciful 'Mad House' exhibit straddles art and design

NEW YORK - Imagine a house containing a towering bronze pitchfork and shovel that will never be used for gardening; a working vacuum cleaner - topped with the gilded bust of a horse - that will never clean floors; and an oversize saucepan - made of crystal, bronze, wood and gilding - that will never find its way to the stove. The art and design duo known as Studio Job specialize in creating works inspired by household goods but never intended for use.

Kristofferson at 80 makes new album

The title had some Kris Kristofferson fans fearing his 2013 album "Feeling Mortal" was his last. Now, entering his ninth decade, Kristofferson is feeling sentimental, with a new offering that's like a living epitaph.

'Johannesburg' a rhythmic romp for Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons' new five-song EP is a tonal and rhythmic departure from the band's past three albums. Written with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, Malawian group The Very Best and South African band Beatenberg, "Johan-nesburg" blends Mumford's folk sounds with African rhythms and instruments with rich results.

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Environmentalist Neil Young takes a hybrid approach on "Earth," a double-disc compilation of live tracks loosely related to sharing our planet with the animal kingdom.

Birdy finds freedom on 3rd album

NEW YORK - U.K. singer Birdy burst on the music scene at 15 with a knack for making cover songs sound like her own with her broody, gloomy vocals.

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We knew it would happen again.

Discover Rockland, Maine

Every town in mid-coast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean.

Freeze the fruit for best summer smoothies

With temperatures sizzling, it's time to break out the blender and start whipping up some frosty, fruity and flavorful smoothies.

100 years ago, ‘man-eater’ terrorized the Jersey Shore

Long before the summer of 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” convinced moviegoers not to go near the water, the Jersey Shore had its own bit of shark-attack history, in some ways much stranger than fiction.

Blink-182 to play A.C. beach concert on Labor Day

ATLANTIC CITY — Punk rock veterans Blink-182 will be coming to the beach on Labor Day, Sept. 5, according to promoter Live Nation.

Local radio broadcaster Berger dies at 89

Longtime local radio host Howard Berger died just a week before his 90th birthday, his oldest daughter said Saturday.

Local shark researchers study sea’s big predators

Shark Week is back.

Confusion could be sign of dementia

Dear Abby: I have a good friend I have traveled with for many years. The last few years she has been showing increasing signs of confusion and forgetfulness. She has difficulty managing her paperwork for travel and remembering what our plans are for the next day.

Victorian hair-and-jet brooch was memorial to a loved one

Question: Recently, I was given an old oval, gold-filled brooch, 1 inches long and 1 inch wide. Its outer edge is a border of small, cut black stones surrounding a strand of seed pearls. At its center is a braided lock of blonde hair covered by glass. Engraved on the brooch's back is "HBT 1874." I was told this is a Victorian mourning brooch and would appreciate information about mourning jewelry. - J. G., Ocean View

Real anchors are the new fake anchors

Godzilla is rampaging. Aliens are invading. Batman and Superman are having a tiff.

Finding support for parents over 35

Adapted from an online discussion.

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