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Senior News: Lifelong Learning Institute plans fall class previews

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, known as OLLI, will host its annual fall class preview and social for the Manchester area at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Hooksett Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary's Way.

The inaugural Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest drew a large crowd to Arms Park Saturday afternoon for beer tasting, chicken wings competition and live music. David Currier, managing member of Henniker Brewery, samples an offering from Kelsen Brewery with founder Erik Olsen at the tap.

Tapped into flavor at Manchester's Summer Fest

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One of the drawbacks to being a small, independent brewery is it's easy to stay that way and go unnoticed among big-name megabrews.

The One Day of Community Celebration sponsored by the Manchester Christian Church and the NH Fisher Cats drew hundreds of Manchester city students and their families to Sheridan-Emmett Park on Beech Street in Manchester Saturday morning to receive backpacks loaded with school supplies and enjoy a festival celebration with music, food and games. Over 3300 backpacks were prepared to be distributed and 450 volunteers were on hand to help run the event. Twenty area vendors contributed with booths for free food and services as well as entertainment. Manchester Christian Church volunteer Jessica Beaudet organizes some of the thousands of backpacks to be donated to Manchester school children at the event.

More than 3,000 school backpacks distributed during the One Day of Community in Manchester

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Any impending dread felt by children receiving back-to-school supplies Saturday was offset by one heck of a recess at Sheridan-Emmett Park.

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.

Real Fallu shows off some of the daylilies providing a blaze of midsummer color in his Goffstown perennial garden.

0 Acres of summer color, without irrigation

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

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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