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Lezlie Webster, director of Scottish Arts, warms up with the New Hampshire Pipes and Drums band at Saturday's Scottish Arts Indoor Festival at Nashua High South.

Big crowd turns out for Scottish Arts Indoor Festival in Nashua

Roughly 100 individual performers and bands turn out to compete in the 14th annual Scottish Arts Indoor Festival at Nashua High South.

The Pepperpass, the world's first cog locomotive, sits on display at the Mount Washington Cog Railway's Marshfield Station.

Cog Railway eyes making, selling locomotives

Coming off two consecutive record-breaking seasons, the Mount Washington Cog Railway this month is poised to begin seeking a third milestone, with its owners hoping to attract 90,000 passengers in 2014 while also basking in the prospect - for the first time in the line's history - of building locomotives for anyone but itself.

Extreme Mount Washington, which will replace the Mount Washington Museum, will open atop the Northeast's biggest mountain in May.

Big doings at the Northeast's biggest mountain, events-wise and weather-wise

It already boasts the most-visited museum and one of the most-popular websites in New Hampshire and soon the Mount Washington Observatory will significantly revamp and improve both to better share the experience of the “world's worst weather” atop the Rock Pile.

Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this weekend

Born of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the Civilian Conservation Corps as one of the many projects to put Americans back to work and here in the Granite State, trail cutting and state park improvements benefitted.

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Concert, auction will benefit Center for Life Management

Fleetwood Mix, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will headline the 6th Annual Concert and Silent Autcion to benefit the Center of Life Management Foundation on May 6 at Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theatre.

ALEX PRESTON

Preston's 'Idol' adventure goes on

New Hampshire's Alex Preston has made it to the final six of this season's "American Idol."

Unknown artist, Songe peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, ceremonial axe, insignia of rank, wood, iron, and copper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935; 991.48.29012.

Hood Museum of Art wields views of power, strength, artistry and ceremony with exhibition of African objects

Works by painters Emilie Lee  and Jonathan Sherman are on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth through Sunday,

Painters' works on view in Holderness

MARKING THE PAST: An exhibit that chroncles the New Hampshire Veterans Association's history opens Tuesday, April 22, at a reception at 6 p.m. in the exhibit hall of the Laconia Public Library,

Exhibit chronicles New Hampshire Veteran's Association's history

Apple Hill String Quartet to perform Monadnock Region concert

Marc Lussier, a senior at Londonderry High School, will present his original play, “So I Thought,” in Derry tonight.

'So I Thought' is a smart comedy and a tragedy, and an original play

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Outdoors

Ice near Six-Mile Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, just to the southeast of Center Harbor, taken by plane Tuesday morning.

Lake Winnipesaukee ice-out expected today

After a long and cold winter, a sure sign of spring is expected to emerge today, as ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee appears imminent.

As attested to by this clock, ice out occurred on Forest Lake in Whitefield at 7:47 p.m., April 18. The Whitefield Lions Club has sponsored an  “Ice Out” contest on Forest Lake for three years .

Ice Out Declared on Forest Lake

Forest Lake ice-out means cash for Lion's Clubfield Lions Club.

Shaheen touts land conservation fund

As part of an ongoing effort to convince federal officials to continue the mechanism to conserve lands, area residents and businesses must let their legislators know the importance of sustainable land management.

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Dining & Food

Still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua

Martha's Exchange is still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua.

A Riesling from the South Coast of Mass.

Sampling a Riesling from Westport, Mass.

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Life & Culture

Several years ago, Mike and Kim Botan of Hudson began blogging about their latest adventures on their website, www.Ride2Adv.com, and earlier this month, Mike Botan released his first book,

Motorcycling Hudson couple sees the world with only the vaguest of itineraries

In their mission to make the world a smaller place, a Hudson couple shifted their motorcycle travels into full gear and proceeded to make lots of new friends along the way.

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Bow officer on Mount Everest climb survives avalanche

A Concord police officer taking part in a Mount Everest expedition was not injured by a recent t avalanche on the world's tallest mountain that killed 13. .

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