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Rosemary Levesque's daughter, Mia, 1, has had three open-heart surgeries. In addition to GoFundMe.com, a benefit yard sale today and tomorrow at 150 Jobin Drive in Manchester is helping to defray the costs. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER

Manchester mom turns to crowd funding for daughter's heart surgeries

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Manchester women with distinctly different needs ask for - and get - help via social media funding sites

Ranging in age from 9 to 18, members of the Windham Actors Guild’s new youth program will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” next month.

Theater provides creative outlet for kids

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The Windham Actors Guild has a new children's acting troupe and an upcoming show, "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Club Briefs: Big Brothers/Big Sisters celebrates matches

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester hosted more than 125 “Bigs” and “Littles” and their families at its annual Program Celebration on July 12 at Manchester Community College.

Gardening

Tom Mitchell of Ledge Top Farm in Lyndeborough weighs cucumbers from his garden for customers. He expects farmer's markets he sells at to be busier with the produce shortage at the local Market Basket in Milford.

Some shoppers turn to farmstands

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With shelves at local Market Baskets empty of fruits and vegetables and other products, many are turning to farm stands for fresh vegetables.

In anticipation of the July 14 start of the 2014 season, Sheila Fabrizio on Wednesday inspects the incoming blueberry crop at Windy Ridge Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm in North Haverhill. There are 1,000 pick-your-own, high-bush blueberry plants, divided among five varieties, on a two-acre parcel at the orchard which is also well known this time of year for its blueberry pancakes and blueberry wine.

0 Despite late start in growing season, North Country's blueberry picking season soon to be here

0 Good neighbors make great gardens in Goffstown

NH People

The Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center in Derry.

Rockingham Community Action Center reaches out to help Derry's needy

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Since opening in 2012, the Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center has quietly been making a difference in the lives of people who have fallen on hard times, administrators say.

0 Local contestants sought for Ms. Senior America pageant

0 Citizens Helping Citizens names NH Children's Trust its Champion in Action

Avenues

Shopping

Thousands of Market Basket employees and their supporters gather in a parking lot in Tewksbury, Mass., in a rally to support ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

UPDATED: Thousands of Market Basket employees rally; company board issues statement on purchase offer, reaffirms support for new CEOs

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Market Basket workers Friday staged their largest rally yet in Tewksbury, Mass., in an effort to pressure the company's board to bring back ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and end a widespread customer...

A sign explains why produce is missing from shelves at Market Basket on Elm Street in Manchester on Thursday.

1 Manchester Market Basket workers hope solution near as shelves empty

3 UPDATED: House Speaker joins petition drive backing Market Basket workers

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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