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A girl arrives for an annual visit with her grandparents, but things have changed. Her grandfather has a marvelous tale to tell, one that explains why her grandmother is absent.

Dana Center is 'Walking the Tightrope'

Los Angeles' 24th Street Theatre balances acting with lighting and stagecraft in “Walking the Tightrope” at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Friday at the Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College.

Artists chat about precarious painting perches

Cape Neddick, Maine, painters Todd Bezold and Michael Walek have traveled extensively for their art, and half of the challenge is figuring out where the best vantage point might be — and sometime just how they're actually going to get to it.

Southern New Hampshire University's McIninch Art Gallery in Manchester today unveils an exhibit by Maine artist Kim Bernard.

Whimsy, physics unite in 'Objects in Motion'

WEST END ARTS: Third Thursday events planned from 5 to 9 p.m. today in Portsmouth's West End include a reception and viewing of Sarah Mansfield's photography in the Haas Family Gallery at the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, 973 Islington St. For details, visit

Third Thursday brings Sarah Mansfield photography to Portsmouth gallery

ANI DiFRANCO: The folk singer and songwriter  whose career includes more than 20 albums and work with artists including Pete Seger, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper, will play the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  The folk singer and songwriter whose career includes more than 20 albums and work with artists including Pete Seger, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper, will play the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. DiFranco, whose latest album is 'Allergic to Water,' will be joined by Todd Sickafoose on bass and Terence Higgins on drums.

Ani DiFranco to perform at the Capitol Center

Sheila Lamb and Carlo Travaglia team with daughter Maya Travaglia during a Salmon Falls Mills open house at 1 Front St., Rollinsford, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “My ex-husband and I are both in our 80s and, knock on wood, still making art,” Lamb said. “We figure, let's do this show sooner than later! For years we dreamed of the two of us showing our work with our daughter.”

Salmon Falls to show off artists' work

Student performers present handful of concerts at UNH

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NH's fishing industry staggered

When the New England Fishery Management Council meets this week in Rhode Island, members hope to finalize a plan to rescue both an iconic species - Gulf of Maine cod - and those whose livelihoods have depended on it.

Freedom and glaciers, and getting their deer

On Wednesday, I made the three-hour trip to Manchester for a gathering at the Radisson to honor the memory of James Foley, killed at the hands of fanatics. It figured to be a gathering of the clan of press people and media people and all who hold freedom of expression dear, and it was.

A spider that has taken up residence at the home of Nature Talks author Cheryl Kimball catches a stink bug in its web.

The spider and the stink bug

It can be a little embarrassing after visitors leave our house and I notice, say, the giant spider web in the spare bathroom window. They must think that I (unlike spiders ironically) am very untidy.

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Dining & Food

Great barbecue, and plenty of it

Lather up for some great barbecue by the Riverside in Nashua

Brews for the cold that’s on its way

A colder-weather sampling of beers and wines

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Life & Culture

The theme of this season's 63rd annual Concord parade is “Christmas on the Farm.”

Concord marches into Christmas season with Saturday's festivities

The 63rd annual Concord Christmas Parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, on the Concord Heights.


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Longtime Concord Christmas Parade chairman Dick Patten poses with his heir-apparent, parade co-chairman James Cusano.

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.

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