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Arts & Entertainment

New England Bluegrass Band returns to Stark Park

The Friends of Stark Park have announced that the New England Bluegrass Band, acclaimed as one of the most talented bluegrass groups performing in the New England region, will perform at 2 p.m. at the bandstand on Sunday, July 13.

Billie Jean Osgood of Manchester and her son, Gavin, 7, listen to live music during the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce's Lunch in the Park event last August. The weekly Thursday program has been expanded this year from three days to eight but will feature recorded music.

Lunch in the Park series begins Thursday

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is expanding its weekly event from three to eight days over the next two months, beginning Thursday.

Artist Jason DeBow's work is featured this month in the Community Room of the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson.

Artist's work on display in Hudson

Travel & Leisure

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.

Pelham fireworks show now set for Saturday

Thanks to bad weather on the Fourth of July, some local towns will still be celebrating Independence Day well into next weekend.

Wakefield native Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Bresnahan, a 2007 graduate of Spaulding High School, will be the

Wakefield native is sailing on history with July 4 cruise on USS Constitution

When USS Constitution embarks on its annual 4th of July turnaround cruise in Boston on Friday, the "officer of the deck" making sure everything goes smoothly on board will be a 25-year-old Wakefield native.

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Top New Hampshire News

Abortion clinic buffer put on hold after court ruling


A federal judge on Wednesday put a temporary halt to the state law that establishes a buffer zone around abortion clinics, issuing an order on the eve the law was to go on the books. In a seven-page order issued late Wednesday, District Court Judge Joseph Laplante told the communities of Concord and Derry they could not enforce the provisions of the buffer zone law against clinics within their boundaries.


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?

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: 'Cuckathon' fishing and new regulations

Frank Martel, of Rye, is an avid saltwater angler. Avid may not be sufficient to describe his devotion to this pastime.

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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.


NH People

Eric L. Johnson

North Country native named to highest reserve enlisted position in Coast Guard

In a singular honor for the North Country and the Granite State, Eric L. Johnson, who was born and raised in Lancaster, was recently named the most senior reserve enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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