"> en-us For former Miss NH, fighting breast cancer becomes new platform For many women, a breast cancer diagnosis, especially before 40, can be a terrifying, heartbreaking life event. But for former Miss New Hampshire Mary Morin Carlin, it became another platform for inspiring fellow women. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:16:00 EST Family of heroin overdose victim forms nonprofit to aid others Andrew Chamberlain's family thought he had brought his substance abuse problems under control this spring. The tall, 200-pound 30-year-old Winnisquam High School graduate had been working out in the gym, was using his carpentry skills to fix his father' home, and he'd begun taking his 7-year-old son to the beach. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:52:00 EST Old Ciderpress Farm shows off antique ciderpress Old Ciderpress Farm invited the public in for a look at its namesake Saturday, an antique ciderpress. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:51:00 EST NH Senior News Presidential Oaks to host one-man show Fred Marple, known as the unofficial spokesman for the mythical town of Frost Heaves, N.H., will bring his one-man show of Yankee humor, music and assorted nonsense to Presidential Oaks at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:40:00 EST Families First offers parenting classes Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, has announced the free parenting workshops it is offering in October. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:16:00 EST Historic marker in Bartlett commemorates home of Queen Victoria's goddaughter and her husband Lady Blanche and common Irishman Thomas Murphy married in 1870 in England, and then moved to America where she wrote and he taught music. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 22:59:00 EST Rob Burbank's Outdoors with the AMC Prevent hypothermia with proper preparation You need to be prepared for changes in the weather with clothing that will keep you warm, dry and sheltered from the wind. If not, you may be a candidate for hypothermia, the potentially deadly cooling of the body's core temperature. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 22:23:00 EST A decades-long friend to NH to receive the Bill of Rights Award Arnie Alpert has been the face 8212 and conscience 8212 of American Friends Service Committee for 34 years and will be honored tonight in Manchester with the Bill of Rights Award by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of New Hampshire. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:15:00 EST Man whose daughter was fatally shot by her husband in 2009 now advocates for domestic violence victims John Cantin of Manchester has become an advocate for victims of domestic violence after his daughter's husband fatally shot her and wounded Cantin before taking his own life on Oct. 22, 2009. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:15:00 EST NH's leading economists optimistic about the state's 2016 economic prospects A leading New Hampshire economist predicts that the Granite State will have the highest growth rate in the Northeast, ending a 'decade-long nightmare of sub-par job growth.' Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:15:00 EST Hunting is big business in the Granite State By one 2011 government estimate, people spent 61 million on hunting trips and equipment in New Hampshire. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:58:00 EST Urgent action needed to protect NH waterways from nitrogen There is a lot of controversy over the cause of the Great Bay's overload of pollution, especially the nitrogen content. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:45:00 EST Emergency preparedness training for first responders planned for Sunday at Goffstown High School An emergency preparedness drill will be held at on Sunday for emergency first responders, including training for an active shooter scenario at Goffstown High School. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:13:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks After sharp decline, New England cottontail population bouncing back The New England cottontail rabbit was removed as a candidate for being named an endangered species, and the success of their rebound has been attributed to protection efforts. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:01:00 EST Taste of Home Cooking School offers up new perspectives Looking for some tips on making tastier meals, hundreds of people filled the Stockbridge Theatre Thursday night for the annual New Hampshire Union Leader Taste of Home Cooking School. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:12:00 EST Conway puts a ribbon on its 250th anniversary fete Not far from the spot on the Saco River where its first meetinghouse, church and cemetery were located, the town of Conway on Thursday commemorated the 250th anniversary of its chartering with a ceremony that included champagne and a red ribbon. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:09:00 EST NH Club Notes National DAR celebrating 125th anniversary Oct. 11 The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 11, with a day of volunteer service. Nationally, the Daughters logged have more than 1 million hours of volunteer time in 2015 alone. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:09:00 EST Hollis police to host shred day, food drive The Hollis Police Department and Shred-It again this year are co-hosting the annual 'Shred Day, Food Drive and Coffee with a Cop.' Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:09:00 EST An autumn tradition returns The Deerfield Fair Having narrowly escaped some rainy weather, this year's Deerfield Fair organizers hope the four-day event will draw 120,000 attendees. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:13:00 EST NH Club Notes Exeter Woman's Club offers Antique Appraisal Day The Exeter Woman's Club is sponsoring its annual Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Exeter Town Hall, Front Street. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:28:00 EST Claremont to host pumpkin carving Ahead of a planned 2016 pumpkin festival in the city, a community pumpkin carving event has been set to take place this month. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:22:00 EST Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair glides into NH Jessie Royer, the Montana musher who placed fourth the 2015 Iditarod, will be a featured speaker at the Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair this weekend at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds in Contoocook. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:39:00 EST Writer, actor David Roby plays all 19 characters in Seacoast show In 'Sometimes There's God So Quickly,' writer and actor David Roby plays all 19 characters. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:39:00 EST Trio of artists keep 'Close to Earth' in Seacoast show The New Hampshire Art Association's Robert Lincoln Levy East Gallery goes 'Close to the Earth' in October with sculptures, drawings, etchings and photography by artists Judith Heller Cassell, Victoria Elbroch and Lawrence Elbroch. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:39:00 EST Would you answer a 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'? Say you're next to someone whose cell phone goes on ringing and ringing, with little chance of being answered. Would you answer? Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:39:00 EST John Butcher to play Plymouth's Flying Monkey One of Boston's rock royalty, Jon Butcher, will play The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., at 730 p.m. Saturday. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:39:00 EST Take in commanding views of foliage at Manchester's Weston Observatory MANCHESTER -- Eighty-eight steps up, the observation deck of the Weston Observatory is 360 feet higher than the Queen Cityrsquos Elm Street and a great spot for views of the west and north.Thenbspcity landmark, which dates from the late 1800s, will be open during the first two weekend of as a fundraising project for the... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Dar Williams bringing 'Emerald' to Tupelo Music Hall Dar Williams, set to play the Tupelo Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, tapped a varied crew for her latest release. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Deerfield Fair throws jugglers, magicians, mad scientists into the mix Billed as 'New England's oldest family fair,' the Deerfield Fair features everything from traditional cattle pulls and animals shows to amusement rides, live music, square dancing, scavenger hunts and circus performances. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Buddy Guy brings his music to Hampton Beach At 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with six Grammy Awards and 34 Blues Music Awards, plus a ranking by Rolling Stone Magazine at No. 23 in its '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.' Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Buddy Holly Story finishing up Manchester run The Buddy Holly Story makes its final bows at shows at 730 p.m. today and friday and 2 and 730 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Singer-songwriter out to change more than 'one thing' in Concord show Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier's life and career are a soundtrack to art and activism, from his new album 'If I Could Change One Thing' to his ongoing advocacy for autism awareness. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Get into spirit of the season via NH storytelling Journey down peaceful dirt roads to long-forgotten places as storyteller Roxie Zwicker of New England Curiosities guides visitors through the 'Spirits of the Granite State.' Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST 'Constructive nature' binds together Rochester art exhibition The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts opens an exhibit of works by Shiao-Ping Wang in the Carnegie Gallery at the Rochester Public Library on Saturday. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST 'Mystery Kit' creations unveiled this weekend at Exeter gallery At the start of this summer, 30 identical 'Mystery Kits' were offered to area art artists, photographers, potters, teachers and more, who were tasked with creating works for a gallery exhibition. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Derry theater company breathes life into new season Theatre Kapow's eighth season breathes new life into its stage series with 'Lungs,' playwright Duncan Macmillion's 2011 play about how a couple lives and loves in a trying and tumultuous world. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST 'Bedlam in Henniker' wakes up competition It's not a sight you see every day, or even one you'd think you'd ever see teams of people pushing beds down a Main Street race course as fast as they possibly can, competing for a year's worth of the most coveted bragging rights in a tiny New Hampshire town. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Amazing Road Rally is a Manchester race to solve clues The Amazing Road Rally Race and Party is a rolling scavenger hunt that will have teams dashing to figure out clues and driving to destinations in the Queen City along the way. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST It's about fun and games 8212 and safety at Nashua day of play The Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation, a Nashua-based nonprofit, hopes a day of play will help little ones retain some healthy messages as they go through their childhoods. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST Ringling Bros. show performing in Manchester this weeken Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey celebrates mythical and mysterious creatures of the past with its latest family show, 'Legends,' at the Verizon Wireless Arena downtown Thursday through Sunday. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:38:00 EST