"> en-us NH father and son get Super Bowl royal treatment A father and son who have always wanted to go to the Super Bowl not only got to Phoenix, but got a special surprise once they checked into their hotel. Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:06:00 EST Woods, Water Wildlife Harrigan closes up camp A HARD COLUMN to write - my final for this paper. Woods, Water and Wildlife began on June 9, 1974. It has been one of the longest running statewide columns on the continent. It has been a privilege. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:56:00 EST Outdoors with the AMC Making the most of winter with snowshoes SEEN MUCH snow lately? Up here in the mountains, we didn't get as much snow out of Tuesday's storm as did the southern part of the state, but it was certainly enough to pretty up the woods and remind us that it's still winter, all right. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:56:00 EST Colebrook bocce tourney a cool time The prospect of wind chills of 20 below zero cancelled the children's cardboard-box derby at Saturday's Kiwanis Club of Colebrook Winter Festival, but did little to deter 16 enthusiastic teams from competing in the annual Peter Goudreau Bocce Tournament. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:56:00 EST Vintage snowmobiles chew up the cold in popular annual race With temperatures below zero, conditions on Saturday may have been a tad cold for spectators, but they were perfect for competitors at the Lancaster Grand Prix, which roars to a finish today and has the distinction of being the oldest vintage snowmobile race in America. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:55:00 EST There's nothing like a wood fire THE DICKSTER has always loved a wood fire! As a kid it was a special treat to have a family outdoor cookout in a makeshift outdoor fireplace. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:42:00 EST NH Outstanding Teen pageant Feb. 14-15 The 11th annual Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen pageant will feature 23 contestants competing in two preliminary rounds Saturday, Feb. 14, and the finals Sunday, Feb. 15, at Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:38:00 EST Forest Journal Be on the lookout for falling squirrels Whether they're falling from trees or falling in love, there's nothing 'common' about these busy creatures. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:38:00 EST Down to Earth - Budget Vogue Collections of someone's precious memories THE Friday before Blizzard Juno arrived to replace the inflation of footballs at the top of the news, I visited an exhibit called 'A Portrait of Collecting' at Phillips Exeter Academy's Mayer Art Center. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:38:00 EST Win tickets to see LIly Tomlin Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Lily Tomlin on April 24, 2015 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:53:00 EST Win tickets to see the Very Best of Celtic Thunder Enter to win tickets to see the Very Best of Celtic Thunder on April 8, 2015 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:49:00 EST Win tickets to see Brit Floyd Space and Time World Tour Enter to win a pair of tickets to see the Brit Floyd Space and Time World Tour on April 16, 2015 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:34:00 EST Skaters, pond hockey fans brave cold on Meredith Bay ice MEREDITH - The wind was howling, blowing huge snow gusts across the ice of Meredith Bay on Saturday afternoon, making the wind-chill temperatures near or below zero. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:56:00 EST Gold coin left in Salvation Army kettle fretches 1,650 at auction Thousands of dollars was raised during Friday's annual groundhog breakfast to support the Nashua Salvation Army. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:31:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks Explaining a red blue jay spotted in New Hampshire Editor's Note The following column was printed in the Union Leader on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:33:00 EST Blizzard was last challenge for retiring Derry fire chief For retiring Derry Fire Chief George Klauber, Tuesday's blizzard seemed to come at the right time in the final week of his career. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:36:00 EST Blizzard couldn't bury this year's Pond Hockey Classic The Blizzard of 2015 left about eight inches of snow on Meredith Bay, and another storm overnight into Friday was expected to dump several inches more of precipitation on the ice, just as the 6th Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic is scheduled to begin, with games scheduled Friday morning. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:35:00 EST Slopeside Proper ski boots should fit like a glove and make all the difference A good ski boot specialist can make all the difference between a good day on the slopes or painful feet. They can help ski boots feel better from simple problems such as a numbness to more complex medical conditions or after an injury and to also perform better. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:33:00 EST NH moose hunt lottery is open New Hampshire's 2015 moose hunt lottery is open. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:20:00 EST Have an appetite for family theater? Try 'Life on a Plate' As part of its Youth Main stage series, Patrick Dorow Productions PDP, in partnership with The Players' Ring, presents 'Life on a Plate' this and next weekend on the Seacoast. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:38:00 EST Needle-felted murals brighten up Concord this winter Four cheerful, brightly-colored murals on view on the ground floor of the New Hampshire Department of Education, 101 Pleasant St., Concord, celebrate the four seasons in rural Northern New Hampshire. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:36:00 EST League of NH Craftsmen to unveil shop Under an agreement with Granite State Hospitality, the League of NH Craftsmen is slated to unveil a small craft gallery in the new Hooksett Welcome Center on the northbound side of I-93 on Monday, Feb. 2. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:35:00 EST PMAC jazzes it up with Goldenberg exhibit An exhibition exploring 'Visual Jazz Themes and Variations,' featuring work by Roger Goldenberg, will hang through Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, 973 Islington St. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:35:00 EST Final runs of NH Theatre Project show set C.J. Lewis stars in New Hampshire Theatre Project's production of 'I Am My Own Wife' at 730 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at its stage at 959 Islington St. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:32:00 EST Darius Rucker booked for Meadowbrook Darius Rucker is hitting the road to promote his forthcoming disc, 'Southern Style,' which is set to drop March 31. The tour is slated to include a Friday, July 10, show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:32:00 EST Filmmaker sets scene for Seacoast screening of 'Tashi and the Monk' Set within some of the world's most breathtaking mountain environments, films shown on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which makes a stop at The Music Hall in Portsmouth Feb. 10, not only explore the landscape, but themes fundamental to the human experience. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:31:00 EST Taylor Momsen on going from 'Gossip Girl' to powerhouse rocker Taylor Momsen is a pretty face 8212 no doubt about it. But this hard-rocking frontwoman for The Pretty Reckless wants you to know there's a lot more to her than just long, blond hair and her looks when her band opens for Nickelback at the Verizon Wireless Arena in downtown Manchester on Sunday, Feb. 15. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:31:00 EST NASA honors Christa McAuliffe, other lives lost exploring space On NASA's annual Day of Remembrance, Charles Bolden, the space agency's administrator, spoke to a gathering of NASA personnel and others during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:44:00 EST Legendary Dickey Betts to play in Keene Guitar master Dickey Betts and Great Southern have signed onto The Colonial Theatre's 2015 lineup. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:35:00 EST Ukes Unite Strumming enthusiasts join together for concerts, camaraderie in Southern NH If you're struggling with the winter blues, the Southern New Hampshire Ukulele Group's annual luau might brighten up the weekend. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:21:00 EST Jim Beauregard's Tasting Notes Wine Week - a few more Spectacular samples More from Thursday's Winter Wine Spectacular Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:02:00 EST Councilor refuses to let blindness thwart his commitment to Bedford Jim Scanlon has a simple motto 'Whether you think you can or can't, you're probably right.' Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:03:00 EST