That's Poland's bicycle brigade, a few months before Germany invaded from the west and the Soviet Union from the east. It's part of a 1939 book showing off Poland's military muscle that Dartmouth's rare book library will let you page through if you're really careful. The Rauner Special Collections Library is showcasing it on its blog at the moment. More from area blogs after the list roundup.
ON THE LISTS
Ahead of its time? In Hartford, former selectman F.X. Flinn checks in with praise for Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg for being ahead of the curve on body cameras for police officers. The town started using them after several incidents in which police were accused of using excessive force--and long before President Obama announced the other day that he'd like police departments around the country to use them. A few months ago, Flinn was one of the movers behind a petition to replace Rieseberg as town manager.
Everybody's favorite cable/internet provider... Comcast comes in for several jabs on today's lists. Matt Fisken points out that those handy new cable modems the company's been providing its customers turn your house into a wifi hotspot -- and offers some alternatives if you don't want to do that, or worry about excess electromagnetic radiation. Meanwhile, others are getting frustrated with Comcast's tv remotes...
It's getting crowded at the Haven. If you follow the Norwich or Upper Valley lists, you're well aware of the 1 Percent for the Haven campaign spearheaded by Dan Fraser of Dan & Whit's in Norwich. Dan has organized a full-on campaign to make sure that people in the Upper Valley aren't going hungry or without a roof over their heads this season. Today, the Haven's Liz Verney checked in with an extensive thank-you that also mentions a few sobering facts: 1400 families used the organization's food pantry last month alone, and the shelter is full up with 50 adults and children living there at the moment.
Around the Upper Valley Blogs
Mary Holland notices things about the natural world that most of us never even think to look for. Today, it's wooly oak leaf gall.
If you've got book-lovers on your gift list and are stumped, the Lisas at The Book Jam blog have some great suggestions.
Tricia Seigne, who blogs about food and music, is talking Cuban sliders and below that a chocolate and berry Pavlova cake that you want to check out just so you can dream about it.
The past two days on Joe Asch's Dartblog, guest poster Douglas Tengdin, who's the chief investment officer for Charter Trust, picks apart the Dartmouth College endowment's performance over the last decade.