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Weekend Top 10

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James Foley's parents accept award after documentary screening in Portsmouth

In a theater packed with emotion, the parents of slain journalist James Foley were presented a special award following a screening of the documentary “E-TEAM,” to which Foley had contibuted footage before his death.

Eric Church's latest release, “The Outsiders,” covers lots of ground, from rock tunes and ballads to a spoken-word piece.

Eric Church chats about take-no-prisoners stage persona

The last time Eric Church was in New England, he was surrounded by thousands of screaming fans on a cold October night. That night, the country music megastar wasn't the object of their adulation; he was part of the celebration.

Keene State College senior Taylor Jorgensen of Wilton plays a troubled teen in “Equus,” a psychological exploration into the possible reasons for his animal abuse.

'Equus' explores what could have led a troubled teen to blind horses

The Harlem Wizards return to the Bow High School gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to show off their athleticism, tricks, fancy teamwork and ball-handling skills against the “Fighting Falcons,” an ad-hoc team of  the high school's staff members and town celebrities.

The Harlem Wizards return to Bow High School Gym

Artist Louise Dichard painted Monique Sakellarios in her studio as part of a series on Women at Work.  Sakellarios' impressionist style paintings are light and warm, and are in several galleries across the nation. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, and a signature member of both the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the Oil Painters of America. Sakellarios will be in her studio on East Pearl Street during Art Walk.

Nashua to celebrate local artists this weekend

Jimmy Dunn, who grew up outside of Boston and has homes in New Hampshire and Los Angeles, is a popular draw on area stages.

Funny man Jimmy Dunn featured in new CBS series 'McCarthys'

This self-portrait was created by Gregory Gillespie.

SNHU exhibit explores world of self-portraits

Travel & Leisure

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.

Team American Chunker, the 2013 World Punkin Chunker Champions, will be on hand at the Gate City Fall Festival Saturday in Nashua.

Nashua preparing for Gate City Fall Festival

The Gate City Fall Festival includes a Halloween parade, costume contest, hay rides and other kid-friendly activities.

The Southern New Hampshire Expo has a big lineup of entertainment including Rhythmic Revolutions, seen here, Square One, The Mad Scientist, West Street Beat, the Dance Company and also a sneak peek at upcoming peformances of “The Nut Cracker” and “Scrooge” on Oct. 18 at the Hampshire Dome.

Entertainment, food and exhibits at Southern New Hampshire Expo in Milford

The Southern New Hampshire Expo will feature local businesses, samples of terrific food, a food court and a variety of entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampshire Dome.

From left, Phil Bryce, director of the New Hampshire's Division of Parks and Recreation, Catherine Amidon, director, Plymouth State University's Museum of the White Mountains and Mike Pelchat, the park manager at Mount Washington State Park, pose next to historic summit signs and rock cairns taken from Mount Washington and erected at the Museum of the White Mountains for the park's 50th anniversary celebration.

Mount Washington State Park honored on 50th anniversary

Local and state officials were joined by residents and Plymouth State University faculty and students in honoring “The Jewel of New Hampshire,” Mount Washington State Park, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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Two local artists collaborated on making the signs. Michael Eastman, right, hand-drew them and made the quillwork border and Andre Belanger, left, turned them into electronic form to be printed.

Mount Jasper work celebrated with trailhead ceremony

Several years of work by groups and individuals geared toward protecting Mount Jasper and making it easier for the public to use, culminated with a ribbon-cutting late last week at the trailhead of one of the mountain's two trails.

A sad dog story, borders and Ebola

The story that's on many lips and minds is the sad story about the three Siberian huskies that got loose in Merrimack and were killed by a farmer protecting his piglets as they were being savaged by what he thought were wolves.

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: Hornets, wasps and bees — oh my!

STINGING THINGS have long been my downfall when it comes to being “out in nature.”

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Dining & Food

Like a trip to your Italian grandma's

Lucciano's: Like grandma's Italian kitchen

A wine that was long past its prime

The good, the bad and the vinegar

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Life & Culture

NH Senior News: Maple Suites in Dover hosting free seminar to look at cost of dementia care

Maple Suites independent senior living community is hosting a free seminar on the “Cost of Dementia Care” at 11 a.m. Saturday at 30 Holiday Drive. The public is welcome.


NH People

Jackie Chaves, owner of Jackie’s Clean Sweep of Hudson, is offering free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatments.

Woman donates cleaning services to cancer patients

A Hudson cleaning business is offering free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatments.

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