John Kerry's connection to Dr. Joan Wheelis of Cambridge begins with Benedict Kohn. He was a beermaker who lived during the late 19th century in a town called Bennisch in the Austrian Empire, which today is known as Horni Benesov in the Czech Republic. Kohn's first wife, Rosa Winter, had a son named Bernhard Kohn. It is from this family that Joan Wheelis descends, a family the Kerrys had known nothing about. After the beermaker's first wife died, he married Mathilde Frankel, and they had a son named Fritz Kohn, who would be Kerry's grandfather.
An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage
While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.
A new home that’s beachy, but also toasty warm
With inspiring views of Cape Cod Bay, the homeowners knew that this two-acre plot in Brewster was the site for their dream home.
“They lived in an apartment over the garage for 10 years, biding their time and planning,” says architect Alison Alessi of A3 Architects in Dennis.
Nightlife in and around Boston:
BLOND:ISH It all began in Montreal, when Anstascia D’Elene and Vivie-Ann Bakos won the world Air Guitar Championship. The DJ duo describes its music thusly: “timeless, rulebending, electronic, eclectic, psychedelic, romantic technoish techish house.” Nov. 28, 10 p.m. $20. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston. www.bijouboston.com
ERIC PRYDZ We can’t think of a better way to work off too much pumpkin pie than dancing to music by this Swedish superstar. Nov. 28, 9 p.m. $20-$40. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. www.royaleboston.com
Hey, what happened to those branches?
Q. My wife and I came home one day recently and found a tree service cutting branches off some of our trees. We asked who they were and who hired them without our approval or advance notice. They identified themselves a tree service and said NStar hired them, but had no credentials. NStar should have notified us in advance, and I asked the tree service, did you give notice? “We rang the bell,” said one.
Make the most of Thanksgiving’s leftovers
Sharing a bounty of recipes, from pot pie to sandwiches, for day-after-Thanksgiving food.
Recipe for turkey pot pie
A classic American pie is deep, with only a top crust, and the meat can be beef, turkey, or chicken, along with vegetables.
Recipe for soft-scrambled eggs with roasted vegetables
Soft scramble a skillet of eggs and fold in the Thanksgiving garnish.
Charlie Baker is a tall order on Beacon Hill
Charlie Baker has been a towering presence for most of his life, but now that he has been elected governor everyone else has started to take notice.
Boston-area dishes to be thankful for
Restaurant critic Devra First is grateful to have eaten so well in 2014. Here are 14 things she was thankful to taste.
Rebecca Rupp on sharing meals
On the National Geographic’s food website, Rupp has looked at how the act of eating together defines us.
Pork cutlets are schnitzel first, then sandwich filling
Fry pork tenderloin cutlets and serve with sauteed apple rings, then use leftover pork to tuck inside soft rolls with a warm red-cabbage salad.
Recipe for pork schnitzel with apple rings
Rework the favorite apple and pork combination with sauteed apple rings rather than the traditional applesauce.
Recipe for schnitzel sandwiches with warm red-cabbage slaw
It isn’t every day that you’ll bread and fry a skilletful of meat.
Sour beers are trendy, but not new
Within the craft beer community there is a group of sour beer enthusiasts.
Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer had sex several times with a 14-year-old girl in the conference room of his downtown office after former clients holding her captive brought her there during business hours, authorities said.
Spoon University, a food site by and for students
The site written by and for college students covers restaurant reviews, on-campus dining, and cooking in a dorm or apartment.
Recipe for roast turkey
For this recipe you need a meat thermometer and a pan large enough to hold the bird with space around it.