Allergy in pets is one of the more common and challenging conditions we see at Manchester Animal Hospital. It is defined as a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins from plants, insects, animals or foods.

A little over a year ago, the Cape Ann Museum reached out to Steve Rosenthal, renowned photographer, architect and Manchester-by-the-Sea resident.  In planning the exhibition “Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter's Journey, 1869-1880,” currently on display at the museum, show curators Martha Oaks and William R. Cross (notably, also a resident of Manchester) wondered if he might creatively capture Winslow Homer’s Cape Ann through modern photography.

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In her latest musings on cooking, life and personal memories, Rosalie Harrington takes us into her past and shows us that new ideas about “farm-to-table” cooking are not new at all, though they are still important for those connected to fresh eating. 

I've cooked in many kitchens through the years, from commercial kitchens to high-tech, marble-countered contemporary ones.   And to me, a kitchen with a Sub-Zero fridge is no better than one without electricity or running water.  Kitchens are places where love and nurturing are the main ingr…