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NH Club Briefs: Windham club plans coat drive, next meeting

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The Woman's Service Club of Windham plans its second annual coat and sweater drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Windham Town Hall, 3 Lowell Road.

Pelham library hosts creatures of all kinds

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The Pelham Library will be bewitched by creepy, fantastical creatures of all sorts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today during a Halloween party.

Raise a stein to Octoberfest at Pats Peak

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Pats Peak will host its 12th annual Octoberfest celebration Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Henniker.

Gardening

The farm stand at the Devriendt family's 178 South Mast Road property is currently filled with fall harvest produce. Summer crops, like tomatoes, are also still available, says owner Lea Devriendt.

Land buy allows Devriendt Farm to expand, evolve

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Devriendt Farm, located at 178 South Mast Road in Goffstown, is preparing to expand onto a nearby 140-acre property, the latest evolution of the family-owned business.

NH People

Drew Cline, the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial page editor, received  the media ally award  from the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Union Leader editor receives media ally award

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The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has presented its first media ally award to Drew Cline, editorial page editor for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

0 Rockingham Meals on Wheels program working out issues with new caterer

0 Overseas or at home, service is Peterborough parade marshal's business

Avenues

Danville stonemason John Wilder has been working with rocks since childhood. “The longer you do it, the better at it you get,” he said.

Danville stonemason John Wilder sees potential in every rock

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John Wilder can just look at a rock and know what to do with it. He knows where it goes, knows if it's any good, knows its limits. But more importantly, he knows all that humble rock could be.

1 Abandoned Property: Romney, Brownies and even J.D. Salinger are on the list, are you?

0 Utilities offer tips to help fight high winter energy costs

Shopping

NH drug monitoring program up and running

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New Hampshire is one of last states in the country to institute a prescription drug monitoring program to end doctor shopping.

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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