"> en-us 'Search for the Leprechauns' contest winner announced Almost one thousand entries were received in the St. Patrick's Day contest. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:38:00 EST NH Senior News 'Medical Care Keeping It All Straight' focus of workshop Dealing with multiple medical issues can be challenging and overwhelming for both older adults and caregivers. The significant role caregivers play in medical care is the subject of a free Seniors Count workshop, 'Medical Care Keeping It All Straight.' Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:25:00 EST Manchester celebrates St. Patrick with shamrocks and sunny skies Jack O'Connor proudly led the St. Patrick's Parade on Sunday, flanked by the four men who nominated him to be grand marshal. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:38:00 EST Guide Lines Options for open-water fishing Frozen out Ice may be with us for a while, but there are some creative things you can do. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:30:00 EST Report NH plant species at risk New report details the effect of climate on flowers in New England. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:41:00 EST The sweetest of weekends in NH 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. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:39:00 EST He's come a long way from a harsh Georgia upbringing 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. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:30:00 EST Thanks to members' seed money, CSA farms ready for a new season All around, what isn't white is mud brown and soupy from a late night sleet. With the last of the stubborn snow piled high on either side of the entrance, deep footprints in front of the door offer up a begrudging path through. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:30:00 EST Forest Journal Thinking and waiting for the sap run Sugarmakers are all wondering what this extraordinary winter will mean to this year's maple syrup production. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:29:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks Trees and people share remarkable resemblance Editor's Note The following column was printed in the Union Leader on Saturday, April 2, 1977. Written by Stacey Cole, shown in the photo, the column heading was 'Nature Talks from Down on the Farm.'Nature Talks column Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:23:00 EST Last week's Rare Bird Alert This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 23. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:22:00 EST Romney, Fallon betting stakes Ice cream at 'The Bubble' Mitt Romney and Jimmy Fallon have a bet, and the stakes are high - a round of ice cream at Bailey's Bubble. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:25:00 EST Black Label Society goes 'UnBlackened' at the Casino Ballroom Black Label Society will take the stage Saturday, April 4 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, but rather than putting on a devastating, monster metal show, the band, led by front man Zakk Wylde, is dialing it back a bit. And by 'dialing it back' we mean this it will be acoustic mostly guitar and piano. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:38:00 EST Closing the season in style Spring is here and the conditions are amazing at ski areas across the Granite State. Some resorts expect to extend their season thanks to the abundance of snow and cold temperatures this winter, laying the foundation for great spring skiing while others are having their last hurrah this weekend. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:23:00 EST NH Club Briefs Bedford student wins French oratorical contest A Bedford High School student recently won the Manchester Richelieu Club's 39th annual French oratorical contest. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:21:00 EST Tom Chapin is talking numbers specifically, '70' It's two days before his birthday, and Tom Chapin, a longstanding voice in contemporary folk, is talking numbers. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:49:00 EST NH Club Notes Danbury Grange to host benefit for fire victim 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. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:21:00 EST St. Patrick celebrations culminate with Manchester parade Most places in America celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In Manchester, we celebrate St. Patrick's Month. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:49:00 EST Astrology and Psychic Fair planned The Astrology and Psychic Fair will take place Sunday at the Roundabout Diner Conference Room at Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:49:00 EST Egg-citing Easter egg hunts starting across Granite State We've 'gathered' all of the Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts taking place across the Granite State in coming weeks. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:48:00 EST Time for maple sugaring in Mt. Washington Valley The talk among maple syrup producers has been the cold temps and deep snow impacting the collection of sap in February. However, warmer temps in early March in the Mount Washington Valley have helped to 'zap the sap' into flowing and sugar houses across the Valley are gearing up for another maple syrup producing season. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:48:00 EST Quarrybrook hosts Maple Day with outdoor activities Join the Quarrybrook team to learn what's going on in the trees to produce maple syrup. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:48:00 EST On your mark, get set 8212 gather sap Sap may be slow, but the race to gather it is anything but 8212 as they know all too well at Stonewall Farm in Keene. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:47:00 EST 1,200-plus visitors expected at Spring Harvest Maple Farm With Maple Weekend almost here, maple producers have been closely watching the sky and their thermometers in anticipation of thousands of visitors from across New England. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:46:00 EST Why is Sherlock Holmes still mystifying fans centuries later? Ann McClellan, a Plymouth State University professor and specialist in 19th- and 20th-century British literature, will present 'Not So Elementary My Dear Watson the Popularity of Sherlock Holmes' at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:45:00 EST Craftsmen's gallery offers 'Spring Fever' 'Spring Fever' blooms at the League of NH Craftsman's Gallery at The Craft Center and headquarters in Concord with an exhibition of Easter baskets, blown-glass flowers, clay and wooden bowls and spoons, fiber wall hangings, jewelry and photography. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:45:00 EST