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NH council seeks to honor top cultural life contributors with '40 Over 40' award

The New Hampshire Humanities Council wants to recognize people who have made their cultural mark on the Granite State over the past four decades.

Cher's Manchester concert postponed for 2nd time

Cher's concert at Verizon Wireless Arena, which had originally been scheduled for Sept. 13, only to be postponed for Oct. 7, has been postponed once again.

Jack Hanlon, 12, of Manchester carries his balloon octopus during the annual Deerfield Fair in Deerfield on Saturday.

Beautiful weekend weather draws throngs to Deerfield Fair

Studying up on NHTI's 'Quad' challenge

Four artists on display at Mill Brook Gallery

Swing your partner and promenade on Tuesdays in Rochester.

Step into fall with square dancing

Gar Waterman piece commissioned at Dartmouth

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Lumberjacks showed off their skills during the “hot saw” competition at last year's Hudson Historical Society Lumberjack Show. This year's event will take place on Saturday, rain or shine.

Lumberjack show to raise funds for Hudson Historical Society

The Hudson Historical Society will host a full day of lumberjack competitions at the Alvirne Hills House this Saturday.

Competitors in Saturday's inaugural Pinnacle Bike Championship streak down the race course on the ski slopes of the Waterville Valley Resort.

Waterville Valley Resort puts mountain bikers back on top

Mountain biking has been a part of the activities here for more than 40 years and despite a setback due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene, it is back as evidenced by a unique race and the construction of new trails.

At Weare's 250th Celebration on Sunday at the John Stark Regional High School, freshman Lizzy Poehlman, from Henniker, played a 158-year old violin that was hand-crafted by Weare resident Ebenezer Eastman in 1856. She was accompanied by music teacher Dan Williams on the guitar. The historic violin was purchased 4-years ago by the Historic Society and this will be its only performance before being put on display only because of its fragile condition.

Weare's history comes alive at 250th Celebration

The students and staff at John Stark Regional High School were honored to host the Weare 250th celebration grand finale by making Weare history come alive with theatrical plays and music to entertain a capacity crowd in the school cafeteria during a special luncheon on Sunday.

Teams prepare NASCAR racing trucks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.

Fans love their trucks: Pickup truck racing all the rage in Loudon

Groups of brightly colored pickup trucks raced around the oval track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in packs Friday, their jacked-up four-speed eight-cylinder engines roaring as they hit the straightaway sections.

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Mountain biking is gaining popularity as seen by the many high school students and coaches at a Sept. 24 race at Kennett High School in North Conway. From left to right are Andrew Luongo, RJ Humphreys, Coach David Finch, Parker Coleman and Coach Nick Kovaliv. The students from Wilton and Lyndeborough are competing in their first year of mountain biking. Luongo and Coleman compete for WLC and former WLC student Humphreys competes for Gould Academy.
Kathleen Baglio Humphreys

Mountain bikers ot just spinning their wheels

The Wilton-Lyndeborough Co-Op is offering a new activity this fall. On Sept. 17, the school board approved a mountain bike club and one week later, two athletes competed in their first mountain bike race at Kennett High School in North Conway, representing WLC with borrowed bikes and unmatched shirts.

Rescued hiker fights bill in NH Supreme Court

The New Hampshire Supreme Court will make the final ruling on whether a Michigan man who had to be rescued when he dislocated his artificial hip while hiking in Franconia Notch two years ago acted negligently.

Fall hikers throughout NH put on notice

Planning a hike this fall? Be prepared - or prepare to pay if you need rescuing.

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Hard cider, and revisiting an original

Cider and an American original beer

Atmosphere, value at the Riverworks

This week's choice of restaurant was the work of the Teenage Bottomless Pit, whom I had made plans to meet for a quick bite while I was over on the Seacoast one Saturday afternoon.

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Life & Culture

With sawdust flying everywhere, competitors face off Saturday morning in the open saw event at the second annual Errol Heritage Day Professional Lumberjack/Lumberjill Competition. The event drew 37 competitors, many of them world champions, from all over North America.
John Koziol

Heritage Day contest in Errol is a cut above

With help from lumberjacks and lumberjills from both near and far, this tiny town enthusiastically celebrated its logging heritage Saturday with an event that boasted some of the sharpest and most-deftly wielded axes and saws anywhere.


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Kid's DeMar Marathon runners cheer on other runners at Keene State College Sunday morning.

Kids, seniors complete in inaugural DeMar races in Keene over weekend

More than 880 children ran in the Kid's DeMar Marathon on Sunday.

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