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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.

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…