"> en-us John Harrigan Whiskey jacks and camp at Unknown Pond IN THE backyard, right in view from the kitchen window, I maintain three bird feeders in the vainglorious hope that I can make a difference with small creatures, of the flying kind. These manage to fly in the worst of weather, in winds that would ground the 1st Airborne. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:23:00 EST Author Doris Kearns Goodwin talks Taft, Teddy and journalism 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. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:15:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guide Lines The wild life and times of a state conservation officer Memories A late-night call led to illegally trapped lobsters and one ultimately remorseful prankster Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:15:00 EST Food drive will benefit Hooksett Food Pantry Seabrook-based One More Cup Coffee and Robies Country Store and Cafe are holding a food drive to benefit the Hooksett Food Pantry. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:14:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks 'Caliciopsis Canker' affecting NH white pines PINE NEEDLE drop was on the mind of one of our Barrington readers. The letter, slightly edited, follows 'I am a life-long resident of New Hampshire. I was born and raised in Manchester and about 40 years ago I moved to the BarringtonStrafford area, across from the Rochester Reservoir. We have lots of wildlife, deer, bear, birds of prey and... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:47:00 EST Gift of Lights brings thousands for charities in Loudon 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. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:20:00 EST FEEDNH supports local nonprofits As local nonprofits are in a crunch to meet the needs of the populations they serve more than ever during the holiday season and cold winter months, a local restaurant group has stepped up to help support the efforts of four area organizations. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:54:00 EST Preservation of 400 acres of land in Alexandria announced In what a conservation group official called further action to preserve key parts of the Lakes Region, two groups on Thursday announced 'the permanent conservation of 400 magnificent acres' of land overlooking Newfound Lake Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:52:00 EST Cher cancels rest of tour, including Manchester date In a statement, the musician said an infection that affects her kidney function requires more rest for a full recovery. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:51:00 EST Thanksgiving travel to hit highest level since '07 The number of people taking trips of more than 49 miles will total 46.3 million, the most for the Nov. 27 holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase from a year ago, Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:49:00 EST Trio of actresses take on comic tale of getting even Three very different female characters are at the heart of a much-loved tale about getting even with asexist, lying, egotistical, hypocritical male boss. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:20:00 EST Holiday Arts Show to showcase fifteen Seacoast artists Fifteen Seacoast artists will open their studio doors during the Holiday Arts Tour, set to run Friday through Sunday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:15:00 EST Salmon Falls to show off artists' work It's not only a group effort it's a family endeavor. Sheila Lamb and Carlo Travaglia will team with daughter Maya Travaglia for a showing of Salmon Falls Mills artists at 1 Front St., Rollinsford, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:06:00 EST Ani DiFranco to perform at the Capitol Center Folk singer and songwriter Ani DiFranco, whose career includes more than 20 albums and work with a roster that includes Pete Seger, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper and Gillian Welch, will play the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, at 730 p.m. Sunday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:05:00 EST Whimsy, physics unite in 'Objects in Motion' Southern New Hampshire University's McIninch Art Gallery is on the move with its latest exhibition, 'Objects in Motion Survey of Work by Kim Bernard.' Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:03:00 EST 'Threepenny Opera' explores lasting political, environmental issues People decrying bailed-out bank failures and talking about a withering middle class 8212 these aren't just modern-day dilemmas. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:58:00 EST Castle in the Clouds decks the halls for Christmas, opens doors Thanksgiving may be next on the calendar, but at Castle in the Clouds, mid-November heralds the arrival of Christmas. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:58:00 EST Hooksett rejects Manchester's tuition offer The Hooksett School Board has unanimously rejected Manchester's tuition offer for the 2018-19 school year. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:51:00 EST Proposed signage creates rift between Goffstown nursing home, neighbors Neighbors of a Goffstown nursing home are concerned about the business' plans to erect signage that could be intrusive to homeowners. The director, however, said the nursing home is installing signage that's in line with neighbors' wishes. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:05:00 EST Pelham officials warn legal spending to swell in fire station suit The Board of Selectmen are warning that legal fees will continue to increase as the battle of the design of the Pelham Fire Station continues its way through the legal system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:05:00 EST Cultural plan in Nashua promotes new art center Along with a possible performing arts center, the new cultural plan encourages more public art work, collaboration with other organizations and renovations to existing venues. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:04:00 EST Family wants a place for Connor to call home The family of six-year-old Connor Mullaly, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is calling on the community to help them build a downstairs bedroom for their son as his condition progresses. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:04:00 EST NH Club Briefs Harris Lodge hosts horseshoe tournament Harris Lodge 91 F. A.M. hosted its 11th annual districtwide horseshoe tournament in conjunction with its annual barbecue last month. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:02:00 EST Arts fair, Holiday Stroll takes over Peterborough this weekend The holiday edition of Broke The Affordable Arts Fair is bringing together more than 50 artists, selling their creations for under 50, to the Peterborough Town House Saturday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:51:00 EST Concord Christmas Parade organizer training his successor 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. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:51:00 EST Weare students take on volunteer projects Over 400 students practiced the art of giving during the middle school Community Service Enrichment Program. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:35:00 EST Brews for the cold that's on its way A colder-weather sampling of beers and wines Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:16:00 EST Thanksgiving turkey goes underground So you've roasted them, grilled them, and deep-fried them. If you're looking for a new way to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving, you could bury it. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:16:00 EST Great barbecue, and plenty of it Lather up for some great barbecue by the Riverside in Nashua Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:15:00 EST Friendship Dinner Award Ceremony to be held at Manchester's Radisson Hotel The third annual Friendship Dinner Award Ceremony will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester Wednesday at 630 p.m. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:20:00 EST