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Life & Culture

Arts & Entertainment  Music

Sam Kilbourn and Lenny Zarcone of the WRIGHT BROTHERS serve up a comedic slate of mime, acrobatics and song.

Mix of magic and physical comedy to hit Seacoast stage

Pontine Theatre for a seventh year will bring December to a close by clowning around.

The AMAZING NANO BROTHERS — Dan is a bit of a know-it-all and Joel is a bit naive — are tasked with delivering a juggling show about atoms, molecules, nanoscale forces and scanning probe microscopy.

The Amazing Nano Brothers to captivate in Concord

The Amazing Nano Brothers — Dan is a bit of a know-it-all and Joel is a bit naive — are tasked with delivering a juggling show about atoms, molecules, nanoscale forces and scanning probe microscopy.

Half of the DUELING PIANOS team, Ed Connors draws crowds into an energized musical rivalry.

Lots of chances to laugh on Dec. 31

Raunchy Randos chat about musical monikers, new release

Andrew Pinard to perform at the Players' Ring


Documentary marks Backstreet Boys' highs and lows

Traditional, contemporary photography at Edwards gallery

Travel & Leisure

An employee of Utah-based Ice Castles LLC worked Monday afternoon on the ice castle under construction on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads in Lincoln. The ice castle is about a week behind schedule due to warm temperatures during both the day and night, and most recently, rain, which fell in abundance in Lincoln and throughout the North Country this week.

Warm temps and rain delaying construction and opening of Lincoln ice castle

Warm temperatures and rain are delaying the construction and opening of the ice castle that is being built on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads.

It didn't look like much on Friday, but Dan Beck, Ice Castle LLC's site manager in Lincoln, has a plan to build an acre-sized palace out of nothing more than frozen water on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. The ice castle is expected to open in late December, and, weather-permitting, to be around until late March.

Ice castle to rise again in Lincoln

Coming off an inaugural season that boasted 50,000 visitors, an ice castle is returning to town, albeit bigger, better, and at a new location that offers more parking and easier access.

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Top New Hampshire News

Pipeline push gets a second wind


When the governors of the six New England states announced a plan in January to get a new natural gas pipeline built at ratepayer expense, it looked like the deadlock between pipeline builders and the owners of power plants might finally be broken.


Builder discusses construction of Ice Castle project in Lincoln

Brent Christensen now lives in a tropical paradise, but the Hawaii resident has constructed a career that relies on some seriously chilly forecasts — which can be a tricky prospect.

Lighter but more rugged tracks have improved travel and eliminated maintenance on the Mount Washington SnowCoach.

SnowCoach makes winter majesty accessible

A crew sends a pair of snow coaches and eight passengers per trip up a steep — 12 percent — grade, near tree line to 4,500 feet above sea level several times per day.

Human intervention hobbling ice fishermen

WE'VE LIVED ON and utilized Great Bay for our outdoor recreation and source of great food for about half a century and have never thought that some of these things we cherished could come to a screeching halt. But we are not happy to pass the word: that was then and this is now and things have changed for the worse.

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Dining & Food

Fire-roasted Tomato Feta Relish is easy to make, and can be retitled depending on what kind of canned tomatoes you use.

Store-bought snacks? Really? These treats are almost as easy, and much more delicious

Going to a party? Don't bring store-bought munchies when you can make these in no time.

These were a few of our favorite things…

Looking back on 2014, one thing is for sure: It was a delicious year.

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NH People

Santa tracking and Christmas readings to take place over scanners Christmas Eve

Local first responders will be keeping an eye out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and anyone with a scanner will be able to tune in and follow his journey through Strafford County as he delivers gifts to everyone on his “nice” list.

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