"> en-us Peterborough group shares the basics of hearth cookery Cooking at an open hearth was a labor of love. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 EST Speedway looks to attract more fans as NASCAR stars return to NH Speedway officials have been using promotional tools like 16-driver pools to reach out to more race fans and potential race fans. The sport, and the speedway, saw race attendances drop during the worst years of the recession. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:28:00 EST Next to the fun park, a new seafood spot Better luck a second time at Naticook. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 EST A story to bring beer lovers pleasant dreams Goodnight Brew A parody for beer people Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:33:00 EST Salem senior housing ordinance change proposed A proposed warrant article for the March town election could increase the ways developers can meet the affordable housing requirements for senior housing developments. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:24:00 EST New Boston students could be given option to attend Goffstown middle school New Boston fifth and sixth grade students may have the option to attend Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown starting next year. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:25:00 EST Whitefield artist's beadwork is a tribute to her Native American ancestry Rhonda Besaw specializes in traditional and contemporary Wabanaki beadwork. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:08:00 EST Win tickets to see Kip Moore Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see Kip Moore with Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt on November 22, 2014 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:52:00 EST Win tickets to see Demi Lovato Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see Demi Lovato with Christina Perri MKTO on October 22, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:48:00 EST Win tickets to see the John Butler Trio Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see the John Butler Trio on November 21, 2014 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:37:00 EST Enter to win tickets to see the Dirty Heads Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see the Dirty Heads with special guest Rome on October 31, 2014 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:29:00 EST Win tickets to see Tower of Power Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see Tower of Power on September 27, 2014 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:22:00 EST Service members honored, remembered at Run for the Fallen The 2014 Run for the Fallen on Sunday paid tribute to New Hampshire heroes and their family members. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:55:00 EST Salem plans to update town's computer equipment The town is looking to update its computer equipment and put the days of the overcrowded server rooms behind it. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:12:00 EST Peterborough exhibit tells the story of chocolate The Mariposa Museum celebrated Roald Dahl's birthday Saturday as part of its World of Chocolate exhibit. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:12:00 EST Health club and spa heading to Salem's Main Street area There appear to be few issues that look to hold up a proposed health club and spa at the popular Tuscan Village marketplace on Main Street. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:09:00 EST Susan Dromey Heeter's Down to Earth Welcome to a real-life American home Last week, my humble New Hampshire home hosted a very special guest. Lisa, newly arrived from China, came over to join in the celebration of my daughter's 15th birthday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:06:00 EST App helps apple-picking process at Hollis orchard At Brookdale Fruit Farm, a new smartphone app is helping guests better navigate the U-Pick orchards- and have an easier time locating their favorite apple varieties. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:09:00 EST Win tickets to see Eric Church Enter to win a pair 2 of tickets to see Eric Church with Dwight Yoakam and Brandy Clark on October 23, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:00 EST Ceremony marks completion of Stark Park renovations The final touch on a renovation of the family gravesite at Stark Park was a wreath displaying the phrase Gen. John Stark coined decades after his heroics in the American Revolution that added to his already historic legacy. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:21:00 EST Manchester festival marks being half way to St. Patrick's Day More than 1,300 people ran 3.1 miles on Sunday to celebrate being half way there. The destination in this case was St. Patrick's Day and the halfway point got its own celebration during the annual Celtic Festival downtown. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:21:00 EST Conservation groups join forces to protect Chocorua Lake Basin After working complementarily for nearly 50 years, two nonprofit groups recently announced that they have merged to even better meet what is now their combined, singular mission to preserve and protect the Chocorua Lake Basin. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:21:00 EST Volunteers spruce up Greenfield State Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary Greenfield State Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the popular recreation area has received a facelift from volunteers who helped restore Hogback Trail. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:20:00 EST Hollis Old Home Day draws community crowd to weekend of fun, games The rainy skies didn't deter the hundreds of guests attending the weekend's Hollis Old Home Day festivities. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:20:00 EST NH Senior Briefs Alzheimer's education seminar Sept. 20 in Rochester The Homemakers Health Services will offer an educational seminar on Alzheimer's Saturday, Sept. 20, from 930 to 1130 a.m. at its office, 215 Rochester Hill Road. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:08:00 EST Lincoln's Highland Games time to celebrate all things Scottish Attention lads, lassies and all Caledonians at heart, the 39th annual New Hampshire Highland Games Festival will soon be here and it will bring its own 'mountain' to Loon Mountain Resort. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:03:00 EST Clashing school buses and decent weather draw crowds to Rochester Fair School bus and regular demolition derbies expected to fill stands next weekend Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:03:00 EST Troy man's heroic actions honored with monument 51 years later Family man, volunteer firefighter and part-time police officer, John William 'Pete' Trudelle sacrificed his life 51 years ago to avoid hitting a school bus. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:02:00 EST Win tickets to see Enrique Iglesias Pitbull in Boston Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see Enrique Iglesias Pitbull on September 27, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:32:00 EST Win tickets to see 'America's Test Kitchen with Christopher Kimball' Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see America's Test Kitchen LIVE with Christopher Kimball on October 16, 2014 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:09:00 EST BG graduate completes ROTC course Lauren M. Mitchell, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Northeastern University in Boston, has graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:49:00 EST Getting into character Granite State Comicon started Saturday in Manchester Rachael Dougherty plays Rufioh Nitram as she helps her friend Brittany Cone, both from Nashua as Latula Pyrope during the Granite State Comicon held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Saturday. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:18:00 EST John Harrigan's Woods, Water Wildlife On apples, bears and unlimited cod DON'T ASK a question unless you want an answer, and that's what happened with last week's question about why apple crops, both domestic and wild, are so spotty. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:47:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guidelines Great Bay's natural resources declining THIS COLUMN is a copy of a report about the decline of the Great Bay natural resources that has happened over the span of my 76 years of living and loving Great Bay, to be read into the U.S. Congressional Record during a hearing on the relative health of Great Bay. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:26:00 EST Chase away the dog days of summer at 5th annual My Dogs Are Barking 5K on Sept. 20 If you're looking for a great way to get a little exercise for you and your four-legged friend this fall, head to the fifth annual My Dogs are Barking 5K on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Derryfield Park on Bridge Street. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:15:00 EST Brenda Charpentier's Forest Journal Snapping turtles survive despite some undeserved animosity from humans Snapping turtles live with a bad reputation. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:09:00 EST Tickets available for Animal Rescue League of NH's gala, auction on Nov. 1 Tickets are now on sale for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire's largest fundraiser of the year. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:50:00 EST Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks There's a solution for dogs that eat things they shouldn't You may have seen on the news last week about a Great Dane that had surgery to remove 43 socks from his stomach. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:46:00 EST Touring Scotland's Hebrides and Highlands at Holderness' Squam Lakes Natural Sciene Center Travelers looking to explore the wild side of Scotland's Hebrides and Highlands in style - and support the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center while enjoying excellent cuisine and accommodations - may consider booking a space on a 13-day tour in June 2015. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:37:00 EST Vailas leads Bedford over land, air and on 'D' Senior quarterback Mike Vailas ran for two touchdowns, passed for one and ran back an interception to lead Bedford to a 37-7 victory over Portsmouth on Friday night. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:50:00 EST Glendi festival opens at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester Olivia Gelinas, enjoys her half of the Gyro as mom, Sandy, waits, during Gledi at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester on Friday. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:22:00 EST NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Sept. 9 This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Sept. 9. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:03:00 EST Salem selectmen want details on water improvement project Selectmen are looking for more information on a proposed water improvement project along North Policy Street and Old Rockingham Road before they decide if they will support a 1,998,000 warrant article for the project. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:37:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks Hawks should be on the move in peak numbers FOR AS LONG as I can remember as a bird watcher 'twitcher,' if I was in England, the month of September has been known as 'Hawk Month.' Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:29:00 EST Miss NH headed to Atlantic City Miss New Hampshire is looking for a new title. Megan Cooley, a University of New Hampshire student from Auburn, will represent the Granite State in the annual Miss America pageant this weekend in Atlantic City, hoping to become the first contestant from the Granite State to win the competition. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:33:00 EST