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WAKE UP CALL!: Recession programs are growing
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GRANDPARENTS DAY CALLOUT: Have kids draw Grandma and Grandpa
OUTDOOR LIVING: Tips on buying binoculars, getting into dove hunting and being a smarter deer hunter
LABOR DAY PAGE: Make your workplace happier, more productive
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MOSQUE CONTENT: Check out our package of content on the Ground Zero-area mosque controversy.
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HEALTH WATCH: Start kids cooking with sandwiches - Weekly health rail, including items on starting young children learning about nutrition, how to make sure your eggs are safe and more.
PUMPKIN SERENADE: Pumpkin serenade: Gardener sings to his plants every day - Arnold Feliciano remembers fondly his days as a strolling troubadour, walking through restaurants singing love songs to couples over food. Now he is skipping the middle man: Feliciano starts his mornings by singing to a pumpkin. And the pumpkin clearly loves it: It is 3 feet tall and growing every day. By Kevin P. O’Connor.
FAITH AND GRAFFITI: Artist moves from prison to the classroom – Former tagger finds God in prison, turns his life around and teaches kids about art. By Dan Naumovich.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Pulling out the stops for a fun night in - While going out is rarely on the schedule these days, there’s a way to feel like we’re being social and having fun, even when budgets are tight. Stay home. Here are some tips for great times at home on the cheap. By Molly Logan Anderson.
JEFF VRABEL: 'The Five People You Meet in Cat Heaven' - The boy has gotten up twice tonight already, unable to sleep due to concerns that Cat Heaven and People Heaven are, in fact, entirely separate places. But before we discuss how I've managed to defuse the situation with some serious ninja-level Ghost-Cat Fathering Awesomeness, a little background.
PETER CHIANCA: Literary theme park hurts like the Dickens - I remember in the ninth grade, when I was reading “Great Expectations” and trying to figure out exactly why Mrs. Haversham had been sitting there in her wedding dress for 20 years, there was one thing I wasn’t thinking — namely, “This would make a great interactive thrill ride!” But what did I know? I also predicted a great future for Dexy’s Midnight Runners.
POP CULTURE: Fifteen minutes and 42 years later, I arrive - "Famous for 15 minutes” isn’t what it used to be. Andy Warhol is widely credited for envisioning our current media-soaked existence, way back in 1968. He was pretty much right, but he didn’t extrapolate far enough. By Dennis Volkert.
JULIE FAY: The definition of cool keeps on changing - Once upon a time, I received an iPod Shuffle as a gift. When I finally set it up a few months later, I was amazed at how easily I could carry around my favorite songs. I was the most technologically advanced (read: coolest) person in the family, and I relished the role.
SHIRLEY JACKSON: New Shirley Jackson collection filled with dark delights - She wrote the ultimate tale of blind obedience to tradition - “The Lottery” – that still retains its primitive, chilling power, even as the horror genre nowadays is overrun with pinup boy werewolves and fidgety vampires who sparkle. By Margaret Smith.
EDITORIAL: Behind the energy failure in Congress - Maybe it will take even more climate-related disasters and another big spike in oil prices to build public support for policy changes that are already long overdue. It will certainly take stronger, more vocal leadership, from politicians of all stripes. By The MetroWest Daily News.
CHARITA GOSHAY: Who would vote for Thomas Jefferson? - The Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson wrote when he was just 33, remains one of the world’s greatest documents on human rights and freedom, the foundational stone upon which we still stand. The sad irony is, if Jefferson were alive today, by the time he was “vetted,” he wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance at writing it.
RICK HOLMES: Ignorance, lies and President Obama's religion - It says nothing about Barack Obama that 18 percent of respondents in a recent Pew survey believe the president is a Muslim. But it says plenty about the gullibility of a fifth of the American people, and the cynicism of some media players.
PETER COSTA: On the value of work - Having a job that allows you to do meaningful work based on your talents and background may represent the highest good in society.
AUTO BITS: Make your tractor safer - Weekly auto rail, with tractor-safety tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
CHECKOUT LANE: Tips on growing green grass - Jason Klemp, lawn care manager at Barcellos and Kane Landscape Management in Hingham, Mass., says late summer and early fall are the best times for seeding a lawn. By Ashlee Fairey.
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