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Sean Chen plays with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during final rounds of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, in June 2013.

Pianist Sean Chen to lead concert, master class at Philips Exeter Academy

Pianist Sean Chen, the first American since 1997 to earn an award in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Phillips Church, 61 Front St.

New connections made when 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' rings

Jean is sitting at a cafe when a man's cell phone rings. And rings. And keeps on ringing.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Frank Capra's tale of George Bailey and his Christmas Eve visit with a guardian angel takes the stage at the Leddy Center's Epping production of “It's a Wonderful Life” this fall.

'It's a Wonderful Life' to be performed at Leddy Center this fall

Oil paintings, mixed-media featured in new exhibit

Jonee Earthquake band's Queen City show marks lineup changes.

Jonee Earthquake band shakes Shaskeen

Jennifer Porter talks 'Easy Living'

It's Shakespeare mixed with 'American Idol'

Travel & Leisure

Keene State College students race to clean up Main Street in the post Keene Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin Dump Derby in Keene Saturday night.

Keene 'Dump Derby' participants pick up 20,000 pumpkins

A team of workers from the UPS facility in Keene won the Pumpkin Dump Derby following the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday night.

Sunday's inaugural “Mushtoberfest” at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, drew teams from all over the Northeast for a weekend of camaraderie, how-to clinics and training runs on the extensive ATV trail system at the state park located off Route 110 in the southwestern corner of “The City That Trees Built.”

Inaugural 'Mushtoberfest' a howling success at Jericho Mountain State Park

More than a dozen sled-dog teams from all over the Northeast came to the inaugural Mushtoberfest at Jericho Mountain State Park this past weekend where veterans of the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races offered advice and encouragement to mushers of all ages and abilities.

Chloe Kroner, 11, of Hudson, made a friend in the petting zoo at the Kiwanis PumpkinFest Saturday afternoon.

Not-so-scary fun at Hudson's Kiwanis PumpkinFest

The three-day event is a top fundraiser for Kiwanis college scholarships.

Branches around the Sugar Hill Meeting House are losing their leaves as the foliage season wanes. Although the state's finally tally won't be available immediately, anecdotal reports from businesses, industry groups, and chambers of commerce point to the possibility that 2014 will go down in history, at least recent history, for number of visitors and the amount of money they spent while here.

Foliage season was a big hit for North Country businesses

Although the final numbers are still being tabulated, it appears that the bright yellows, oranges and reds of the just-peaked 2014 foliage season had many businesses in the northern part of New Hampshire seeing green which helped put or kept them in the black.

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This illegally dumped trash was found in Nottingcook Forest in Bow after Boy Scouts recently cleaned the wooded area.

Guns, trash and vandalism spoil Bow wooded area

Someone is dumping their trash illegally in the Nottingcook Forest in Bow even after Boy Scouts have spent hours cleaning it.

Gundalow donated to Dover park

The Garrison City will soon have a new feature to its downtown area — the Capt. Edward H. Adams, a gundalow built in 1982.

Enchanted forest grows in Concord

The McLane Audubon Center on Silk Farm Road in Concord will host its annual Enchanted Forest from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


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Dining & Food

A taste of Bermuda just west of Exit 20

Onions at the Tilton Inn: Turn right at Exit 20 for some great food

A good everyday drinking wine revisited

If you were to go by the flagship wine magazines like Wine Spectator, you might think that nobody ever drinks a bottle of wine under $95 and that most people in the world have in their cellars case after case of Bordeaux first growths and a flagship Pinot Noirs.

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Life & Culture

NH Club Briefs: Annual spaghetti supper benefits scholarship fund

The New Boston Fire Department Auxiliary's annual Sarah Moody Scholarship Spaghetti Supper is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the New Boston fire station.

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Manchester event will honor those who have battled pancreatic cancer

A PurpleLight New Hampshire ceremony Sunday night in Veterans Park will celebrate survivors and honor the loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer.

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