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Author Doris Kearns Goodwin talks Taft, Teddy and journalism

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On the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, famous author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin visited Nashua to share her knowledge and passion for great American leaders.

The holiday Gift of Lights display opened at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.

Gift of Lights brings thousands for charities in Loudon

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LOUDON – The normally quiet streets and parking lots during the off-season at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway became bright and colorful Friday, as the fourth annual Gift of Lights holiday lighting show began.

Castle in the Clouds decks the halls for Christmas, opens doors

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Thanksgiving may be next on the calendar, but at Castle in the Clouds, mid-November heralds the arrival of Christmas.

Gardening

Some gardeners won't be welcome at Salem community farm

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Overseeing Salem's community gardens at Hawkins Farm has come with its share of challenges over the past several years.

NH People

Longtime Concord Christmas Parade chairman Dick Patten poses with his heir-apparent, parade co-chairman James Cusano.

Concord Christmas Parade organizer training his successor

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Dick Patten has been organizing Concord's Christmas Parade for 43 years and he's carefully training a successor to keep up the quality and magic.

Connor Mullaly, 6, of Windham, shared a dance and a handmade birthday card with his favorite performer, DJ Steve Aoki, last weekend. Connor, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will need a new bedroom as his condition progresses and he grows increasingly immobile.

0 Family wants a place for Connor to call home

0 Derry Spinathon raises money 'To Give Good' to local organizations

Avenues

Jason Hastings and his daughter Courtney load their wood pellet stove at their home in Stoddard.

Stove owners count their savings with every pellet

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Whether it's for the rebates, a sense of wanting to use a renewable source of energy for fuel, or the cost savings, there seems to be an increase in the number of people using wood pellets to heat...

Shopping

Apartments, retail area approved on 150-acre parcel in Merrimack

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After months of review, town planners on Tuesday authorized a major development project to be built along the Daniel Webster Highway, which will include 240 apartments and a large retail area.

0 NH retailers predict increase for holiday sales

0 To spur holiday activity, parking to be free in parts of Nashua

Granite State Legends

Ocean Born Mary - Londonderry

Legend has it that "Ocean Born Mary" was born at sea on July 28, 1720, to James and Elizabeth Wilson.

Chief Chocorua - Albany

Chocorua's legend states that the proud Indian Chief refused to flee from conflict with the white man.

America's Stonehenge - Salem

The ruins of "America's Stonehenge," a 4,000-year-old man-made structure, is comprised of rock walls, chambers and monoliths that create an accurate astronomical calendar.

Willey Family Tragedy - Crawford Notch

The Willey family was killed by a landslide on August 28, 1826, after one of the most violent rain storms to hit the region.

Ruth Colbath's Love - Carroll County

Ruth Colbath's husband left the family farm one day in 1891, never to return during his wife's lifetime.

The Bear that Heard Sarah - Warren

In 1783, Sarah Witcher was lost in the woods near Warren, NH. Legend has it that the little girl was protected by a bear until she was rescued a few days later.

Smuttynose Murders - Isles of Shoals

In 1873, a double murder took place at Smuttynose, the largest of the Islands of the Isles of Shoals.

Legend of Lake Winnipesaukee - Lakes Region

Many moons ago on the northern shore of this beautiful lake there lived a great chief, Wonaton, renowned for his great courage in war, and for the beauty of his fair daughter, Mineola. She had many...

Owaissa, Owaissa - Hampton

An old Indian legend of Hampton Beach tells of the gentle Owaissa (Bluebird) and her cruel father Kenu. Owaissa had become very friendly with the white settlers and especially their children in a...

Passaconaway the Indian Chief - Merrimack

Passaconaway was chief of a Pennacook Tribe who was born somewhere between 1550 and 1570. Legend has it that he could make water burn, turn dried leaves green and make dead snake skin turn into...

New Hampshire's Doctor Granny - Jefferson

"Granny" Stalbird, also known as Deborah Vicker, was only the second woman to settle in the town of Jefferson.

The Witch of Hampton - Hampton

Eunice "Goody" Cole was New Hampshire's only convicted witch. She was tried and convicted in 1656 during the frenzy of the witch trials.

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