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Arts & Entertainment

Vanessa Elliot, 7, of Rindge dips a piece of banana into a chocolate fountain at the Mariposa Museum Saturday as part of an exhibit celebrating “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author Roald Dahl's birthday.

Peterborough exhibit tells the story of chocolate

The Mariposa Museum celebrated Roald Dahl's birthday Saturday as part of its World of Chocolate exhibit.

Rachael Dougherty plays Rufioh Nitram as she helps her friend Brittany Cone, both from Nashua as Latula Pyrope during the Granite State Comicon held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.

Getting into character: Granite State Comicon started Saturday in Manchester

Rachael Dougherty plays Rufioh Nitram as she helps her friend Brittany Cone, both from Nashua as Latula Pyrope during the Granite State Comicon held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.

Best-selling author Lehane to attend Manchester library fundraiser

Words take center stage at Nashua's Poetry in the Park showcase


Cher date rescheduled

Gregg Rolie's Derry concert cancelled

Mount Chocorua painted by Benjamin Crackbone Champney (1817-1907).

Jackson Historical Society hosts sale of White Mountain Art

Travel & Leisure

Bob and Karen Rutter of West Creek, N.J., stand in front of their RV as their dog, Buddy, looks on among cutouts of Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Speedway looks to attract more fans as NASCAR stars return to NH

Speedway officials have been using promotional tools like 16-driver "pools" to reach out to more race fans and potential race fans. The sport, and the speedway, saw race attendances drop during the worst years of the recession.

Celtic Festival participants enjoy the sights and sounds behind the Wild Rover Pub on Sunday in Manchester.

Manchester festival marks being half way to St. Patrick's Day

More than 1,300 people ran 3.1 miles on Sunday to celebrate being half way there. The destination in this case was St. Patrick's Day and the halfway point got its own celebration during the annual Celtic Festival downtown.

Caroline Crawford, 6, of Hollis, shared a moment with Spirit, a pony from Rivers Edge Farm in Pepperell, Mass., during Saturday's Hollis Old Home Day.

Hollis Old Home Day draws community crowd to weekend of fun, games

The rainy skies didn't deter the hundreds of guests attending the weekend's Hollis Old Home Day festivities.

Volunteers from Public Service of New Hampshire worked to restore Hogback Trail and build this 15-foot bridge at Greenfield State Park as part of the Discover the Power of Parks program.

Volunteers spruce up Greenfield State Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Greenfield State Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the popular recreation area has received a facelift from volunteers who helped restore Hogback Trail.

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Penny Wheeler-Abbot and Jim Watkins, members of the newly-formed Chocorua Lake Conservancy, pose Saturday on the Chocorua Lake Road bridge in Tamworth. The bridge, whose sides feature a wooden lattice that alternates the letters NH, is a popular place for visitors to take in the iconic view of the lake and Mount Chocorua.

Conservation groups join forces to protect Chocorua Lake Basin

After working complementarily for nearly 50 years, two nonprofit groups recently announced that they have merged to even better meet what is now their combined, singular mission to preserve and protect the Chocorua Lake Basin.

Brenda Charpentier's Forest Journal: Snapping turtles survive despite some undeserved animosity from humans

Snapping turtles live with a bad reputation.

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Great Bay's natural resources declining

THIS COLUMN is a copy of a report about the decline of the Great Bay natural resources that has happened over the span of my 76 years of living and loving Great Bay, to be read into the U.S. Congressional Record during a hearing on the relative health of Great Bay.

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Dining & Food

Next to the fun park, a new seafood spot

Better luck a second time at Naticook.

A story to bring beer lovers pleasant dreams

"Goodnight Brew": A parody for beer people

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Life & Culture

Skillet hash was a common hearth-cooked dish for early American families, made with vegetables that could be stored and whatever meat was available.

Peterborough group shares the basics of hearth cookery

Cooking at an open hearth was a labor of love.


NH People

Miss NH headed to Atlantic City

Miss New Hampshire is looking for a new title. Megan Cooley, a University of New Hampshire student from Auburn, will represent the Granite State in the annual Miss America pageant this weekend in Atlantic City, hoping to become the first contestant from the Granite State to win the competition.

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