"> en-us Mt. Washington attracts early, off-beat adventurers Although Mother Nature cut their route short Saturday, she couldn't diminish the creativity of the Alton Weagle Class of 2015, among them Hans Bauer, who ascended the Mount Washington Auto Road walking backwards, barefoot, blindfolded, burdened by bowling balls in buckets and bedecked with a brain basket bearing bananas topped by an American flag. Sat, 23 May 2015 20:10:00 EST Deb Baker's The Mindful Reader Getting your arms around an octopus If you haven't read New Hampshire author Sy Montgomery's many books on the natural world, her latest, The Soul of An Octopus A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, is a good place to start. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:35:00 EST Doubly enriched A cleaner forest gives wildflowers a chance to flourish A recent effort to remove a roadside dump from a Forest Society forest reservation at Grafton Pond also yielded a chance to photograph a few wildflowers that are ecological indicator species. The specialized moist and nutrient-enriched forest sites are typically found down-slope from steep cliffs, talus boulder slopes or narrow ravines. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:34:00 EST Trout Unlimited should mimic Ducks Unlimited IN A recent edition of Trout Unlimited's Trout magazine, there were questions about why their association grown lacks the punch Ducks Unlimited has. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:33:00 EST Salem teen named Youth of the Year Seventeen-year-old Jodi Gosselin of Salem was selected on Thursday night at the New Hampshire Alliance of Boys Girls Clubs' Youth of the Year - the first ever from an all-female group of finalists. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:52:00 EST Boaters ready to cast off As the Memorial Day weekend arrives, marinas around the state say they are having a problem, albeit a good one. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:23:00 EST Memorial Day Observances around NH Take a look here for events for Memorial Day weekend around the Granite State. Fri, 22 May 2015 01:02:00 EST Jaffrey mom remembers son with MADD 5K The mother of a Jaffrey man slain in a crash allegedly caused by drunk driver last year is holding a memorial walk this weekend to call attention to the dangers of drinking and driving. Thu, 21 May 2015 20:08:00 EST Officials expect bump in tourism over holiday weekend The weekend forecast is for sunny, warm weather, which is a prime reason why the state will likely see an increase in tourism over last year at this time, when it was cold and rainy. Another is the price of gas, which is about a dollar less per gallon than last year. Thu, 21 May 2015 20:07:00 EST Hunters in NH banned from using drones, smart rifles other technology Advanced technology has changed the world of hunting but it's not coming to New Hampshire any time soon. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:31:00 EST NH Club Briefs New DAR member receives state DAR scholarship Seven members of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution witnessed their newest member, Madison Snaith, receive the Harriett Gray Partington Scholarship during the New Hampshire State Organization DAR banquet last month in Laconia. Wed, 20 May 2015 20:52:00 EST Bedford Hills apartment complex is opening in July Local entrepreneur Bill Greiner is expanding his portfolio of businesses in town with his brand-new Bedford Hills apartment complex, set to open its first of four buildings this summer. Wed, 20 May 2015 20:52:00 EST Student films roll out at Red River Theatres in Concord Twenty-five student films will be screened starting at noon Saturday in the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival at Red River Theatres in Concord. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:00 EST 'Price is Right' for lucky NH audiences 'The Price is Right Live,' a hit interactive game show that gives some lucky audiences members chances to win prizes ranging from appliances to vacations and new cars, will visit Concord this fall. The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., has announced a Nov. 5 show. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:00 EST Weep No More Concerts on the Hill are here The 2015 Concerts on the Hill season kicks off at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel St., with 'Weep No More English Art Song from the early 20th Century.' Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:00 EST Muddy Waters can be remembered via recently issued DVD The long-running PBS music series 'Soundstage' debuted 40 years ago with a tribute to Muddy Waters, when several of his collaborators and some rock star guests performed the Chicago blues singer's best-known songs. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:00 EST Blind Boys of Alabama to perform in Portsmouth The Blind Boys of Alabama will play a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, as part of a celebration of the nearby African Burying Ground Memorial Park. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:50:00 EST Concert caps celebration of Portsmouth park unveiling A multi-day commemoration marking the completion of the African Burying Ground Memorial Park, 'We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten,' will include a concert by the Blind Boys of Alabama at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:50:00 EST Half Moon festival marks 20th year in New Boston The 20th annual Half Moon Sober Festival takes place Friday through Monday at the Hillsborough County 4-H Youth Center, 11 Hilldale Lane. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:50:00 EST Saint-Gaudens highlights John Logan with Memorial Day program Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site will commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, with a 2 p.m. illustrated program on John Logan, a Civil War general credited with establishing the day of remembrance. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:49:00 EST 'Into the Woods' weaves classic fairy tales into musical fantasy Director Bob Vernon returns to the stage this month after a four-year hiatus to lead the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's production of 'Into the Woods,' the Stephen Sondheim musical that weaves well-loved Grimm's fairy tales into a provocative fantasy of dreams and their consequences. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:49:00 EST Currier's Audubon exhibit goes from feathers and beaks to paws and claws It's Audubon's cross-country study of mammals beginning in 1843 that colors the detailed exhibition 'From Birds to Beasts Audubon's Last Great Adventure,' which opens Saturday at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:49:00 EST Progressive rock fest to bring experimentation, improv back to stage Groups like Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and early Genesis helped pave the road for progressive rock in the 1960s and 1970s, but a handful of decades later, organizers of Newmarket's Sonic Voyage Fest say something is missing from today's music scene. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:49:00 EST WWE body-slams back into Verizon Wireless Arena Among a merry band of men in tights visiting the Verizon Wireless Arena Friday night will be a 6-foot-6-inch, 250-pound bearded wrestler who has labeled himself the Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:49:00 EST