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Henry Lipman and his daughter Bessie show how much they love the complimentary pancakes and maple syrup that were served up Saturday at the Bolduc Sugar House in Gilford.

The sweetest of weekends in NH

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Day one of the 20th Maple Weekend on Saturday saw sugar houses across the Granite State open their doors to syrup aficionados, with a number of them coming to this Lakes Region town where the Bolduc Sugar House has been making maple-sugar products for more than 200 years.

The Manchester Richelieu Club recently hosted its annual French oratorical contest for high school students.  From left are second-prize winner Chris Violette, French teacher Robert Zeller and first-prize winner Deveney Reber, all of whom are from Bedford High School.

NH Club Briefs: Bedford student wins French oratorical contest

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A Bedford High School student recently won the Manchester Richelieu Club's 39th annual French oratorical contest.

NH Club Notes: Danbury Grange to host benefit for fire victim

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Blazing Star Grange 71 is sponsoring an indoor yard and bake sale to benefit Danbury resident Dean Martin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, 15 North Road.

Shopping

Falling clam juice prompts lawsuit

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A Derry woman is suing Market Basket after claiming she was injured when several bottles of clam juice fell off a shelf and struck her, causing injuries that required several surgeries.

Nashua aldermen have agreed to spend more than $100,000 in surplus parking revenue to help beautify Main Street.

2 Nashua aldermen OK more than $100k to spruce up downtown

0 NH House Roundup: Marriage license fees on the rise, no repeal on cell phone ban

NH People

Eddie Edwards, director of community relations for U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-N.H.,  at his office in Manchester last week.

He's come a long way from a harsh Georgia upbringing

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Just as his law enforcement career in New Hampshire was reaching new heights, Eddie Edwards' past in Georgia came rushing back with a telephone call 10 years ago.

Katie Tuscano

0 Kingston school launches fund for school worker critically injured in crash

0 Community rallies around Lempster family who lost home to fire

Avenues

The Artifacts single-handle bathroom sink faucet from Kohler.

Ed the Plumber: The basics of bathroom faucets

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I plan on keeping my existing bathroom sink, and I understand that all bathroom faucets are not the same. So, I need a little help to determine what style faucet I should choose.

The twin Lumina towers rise above the corner of Folsom and Main streets in downtown San Francisco on March 9. The top two floors of the southern tower, right, will be a single penthouse expected to list for $49 million.

0 San Francisco luxury condo hits the $49 million mark

0 Hot Property: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon cut ties in Bel-Air

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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