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Ricky Nelson

Twin rockers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson honor father's legacy

When twin music-makers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson first teamed up to celebrate their father's legacy on their latest tour, they wanted to make sure it wasn't billed as a 'tribute show.'

Crooner alert: Sinatra tribute tonight

Adam Herbert performs a Frank Sinatra tribute today from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Manchester's Veterans Park.

Audrey II, a bloodthirsty plant with diabolical plans, has overtaken a Lincoln stage in a Jean's Playhouse production of 'Little Shop of Horrors,' set to run through July 26 at 34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln, NH.

Little Shop of Horrors has overtaken Lincoln stage

Grammy award-winning artist Travis Tritt will play the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Friday night.

Travis Tritt to play the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Bonner brothers turn from court to stage for Rock On Foundation fundraiser

Foundation of Frank Lloyd Wright's life, architecture examined

James Taylor will play the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford in an 8 p.m. show Monday, July 14.

James Taylor will play Meadowbrook

Travel & Leisure

Venture Crew 55 leader

Community groups profit from race week

More than 3,000 volunteers with nonprofit organizations from New Hampshire and New England are participating in race week, said Deb O'Neil, event staffing coordinator for the speedway.

Josh Davis, food operations manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, transports chicken fingers in his truck. His son, Jack Davis, will be helping to sell popcorn in the stands on Sunday for the Spring Cup Series race.

Vendors ready to serve NASCAR fans this weekend

Preparations are underway to ensure enough food and beverages to feed over 90,000 mouths while vendors have exciting souvenirs and products to offer NASCAR fans.

On Tuesday, AAA Insurance started to set up their information and autograph booth at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for race weekend with the help of Dylan Corris. Drivers Robert Hight, Joey Logano and Helio Castroneves will sign autographs.

Something for everyone at the Speedway

Even if you are not a big race fan, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway has something for everyone to enjoy from zip lines to concerts or fireworks but of course the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday is the big draw.

Nashua organizers looking to fall for celebration

Organizers are hopeful the event will become as popular as the city's winter holiday stroll, and attract thousands of area residents.

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Top New Hampshire News

Judge orders fired Manchester officer back to jail to finish sentence

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Hillsborough County Superior Court North Judge Gillian Abramson Thursday sent fired Manchester cop Stephen Coco back to jail, saying his release on day report status after 72 days is the equivalent of release from custody on his one-year sentence.

Outdoors

The White Mountain National Forest is reminding the public that the popular Lower Falls swimming hole located off the Kancamagus Highway in Albany while renovations are ongoing.

Renovation work shuts down Albany recreation site

As the summer heats up, one of the most popular swimming holes on the Swift River – the Lower Falls Recreation Site – is off limits to would-be dippers so that it can get a much-needed renovation.

Fireflies, fireworks and 'eating dirt'

MY MORNING of July 4 began with a report on peregrine falcons on New Hampshire Public Radio. Actually, it began much earlier, at 5:30 or so, with my last visit to the outdoor wood furnace to heave in the last big pieces of wood that signal the last fire until the beginning of the next heating season sometime in late September.

It's summer, and time to get out on the trails

Will this be the summer you check a few more White Mountain 4,000 footers off your list? Or, join a guided hike, a naturalist-led interpretive program or an outdoor skills workshop?


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Dining & Food

Fine casual dining in a historic setting

Lavinia's: Casual diining in a historic setting

Beverages worth crossing the state line for

Once in a while I run across a wine out of state and think: “Hey, we should have that here in New Hampshire.”

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Life & Culture

Former Claremont Moose Lodge seeking to reopen as Eagles aerie

About 50 former members of the Claremont Moose Lodge gathered at the former lodge building on Broad Street Tuesday night and voted to become Eagles.

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Cyclists take part in the 2013 White Mountain Gran Fondo.

Hundreds to pedal White Mountains to keep Manchester students in school

Later this summer, hundreds of bike riders will again gather here in the heart of the White Mountains to cumulatively pedal thousands of miles in an effort to help struggling Queen City students stay in school.

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