"> en-us Freezin' for a reason Waterville Valley's 3rd annual Cold Turkey Plunge raises record amount for adaptive sports In an annual display of creativity, kindness 8212 and questionable judgment 8212 more than 100 intrepid souls, including pirates, elves, and self-described idiots, braved the chilly waters of Corcoran Pond to raise a record sum for the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports program. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:44:00 EST Bootcamp to benefit Boys Girls Clubs On Saturday, Jeremy's Bootcamp will donate all proceeds from classes to the Boys Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire. All are welcome to participate admission to a Bootcamp class is a donation of any amount. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:40:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guide Lines Hunter's gun no match for bear A bird hunt got more than a bit hairy when a bear happened by. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:32:00 EST Operation Transformation New Manchester-based charity empowering domestic abuse victims Lesa Aubrey has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including a new smile, a new sense of confidence and a new outlook on life after years of suffering silently at the hands of an abusive husband. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:01:00 EST State retail association sees a good season for shoppers and shop owners Christmas shopping should reach its maximum frenzy in about three weeks. Cheaper gas and an improving economy should help boost sales this year, according to the head of the New Hampshire Retail Association. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:51:00 EST Julie Jason's Your Money Some advice for navigating Social Security online, by phone I've received a number of letters asking for help with Social Security and Medicare questions. While there are sources of information on the topic, it's always best to start with official government sources. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:17:00 EST Sign commemorates Matthew Thornton, 1 of 3 New Hampshire men to sign Declaration of Independence Matthew Thornton became the first president of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and associate justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:04:00 EST A grand Illumination Wentworth by the Sea lights up with family event on Dec. 8 One of the '100 best hotels in the world,' according to Travel Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, will soon kick off the holiday season with thousands of lights, family-focused festivities and Santa's arrival by horse and carriage. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:41:00 EST Crowds fill NH shopping centers for Black Friday sales some lament deals that got away Shop. Sleep. Repeat. New Hampshirites share their Black Friday experiences. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:34:00 EST Protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street on Black Friday Thousands of people marched on Chicago's most prestigious shopping street on Friday, disrupting business on one of the busiest U.S. retail days, to protest the shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:05:00 EST Elvis tribute artist also serves the 'true king' When David King was called into the ministry of pastoring at Ebenezer United Brethren Church in 2003, he said, he realized 'that I sang songs about the king of rock 'n' roll, but now I'm serving and working for the true king.' Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:25:00 EST Monadnock region wears Plaid Friday well For bookshop owner Willard Williams, who owns Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough, Keene and Milford, Plaid Friday is about not losing ground to the online competitors. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:53:00 EST Shoppers from all over out on the seacoast for Black Friday Shoppers from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts hit The Mall at Fox Run and The Crossings on Black Friday. Even though the mall opened on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m., and some stores stayed open all night, there were still plenty of people out on Friday afternoon. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:34:00 EST For many shoppers, 'Black Friday' a disappointment Shoppers in stores Friday morning found lower prices, but the most attractive sale items were long gone. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:37:00 EST NH Club Notes Buntin Rumford Webster DAR plans meeting, recognizes Good Citizens The Buntin Rumford Webster Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1130 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Cityside Grille, 25 Manchester St. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:19:00 EST Slopeside with Kathleen Baglio Humphreys Bretton Woods, Wildcat and Loon open for the season this week Skiers and riders were thankful that Bretton Woods, Loon Mountain and Wildcat Mountain were open for some runs on Thanksgiving Day. A handful of additional resorts are opening today with more to follow next weekend. Let the ski season begin! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:19:00 EST Keene State College Orchestra has been bringing community together for 20 years The Keene State College Orchestra is presenting a concert of well-known music from ballet at the Redfern Art Center Wednesday. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:19:00 EST Win tickets to see Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Enter to win tickets to see Disney on Ice Dare to Dream presented by YoKids at the Verizon Wireless Arena from January 27-31, 2016. Sat, 07 Nov 2015 19:11:00 EST NH Club Notes Windham club schedules Christmas social luncheon The Woman's Service Club of Windham has been busy with holiday activities, including Thanksgiving basket projects and Christmas gift projects for local families in need, as well as holiday gift project for veterans. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:32:00 EST Skaters take to the ice at new arena in Keene The annual Keene High School Ice Hockey Alumni Game is set to take place Saturday in Keene's new ice arena on Marlboro Street. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:30:00 EST Christmas tradition endures in NH town Beginning Friday, the U.S Post Office in Bethlehem will continue a seasonal tradition that for some 50 years has brightened the hearts of holiday lovers and philatelists alike. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:30:00 EST Rivier University students step up to help the less fortunate Rivier University in Nashua collected 470 baskets filled with turkeys and other food items for those in need throughout the Gate City. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:29:00 EST Poignant moments aren't unusual for Santa Santa isn't just about Christmas wish lists 8212 or just for kids. More than 100 adults visit St. Nick each Christmas season at the Mall of New Hampshire. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:29:00 EST Exeter parade organizers say warm weather may be to blame for participation decline Organizers are blaming this month's warm weather for a 50 percent drop in participation in this year's upcoming 58th annual Exeter Holiday Parade. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:25:00 EST Cold Turkey Plunge in Waterville Valley Still warm from the glow of Thanksgiving feasts, up to 150 people on Friday will head out to Waterville Valley to voluntarily take an icy outdoor bath. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:05:00 EST Revisit Charlie Chaplin's first feature film masterpiece Charlie Chaplin already was the world's most popular comedian and filmmaker when he produced 'The Kid,' his first feature-length project and a hit with its daring mix of drama and slapstick. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:04:00 EST Palace Theatre unwraps 'Nutcracker' this weekend The Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater SNHDT, accompanied by an orchestra led by Grammy Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams, unwraps the holiday classic 'The Nutcracker' at The Palace Theatre in downtown Manchester this weekend. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:04:00 EST 'Reflections Five Visions' on display in Concord 'Reflections Five Visions' is on display through Thursday, Dec. 24, at Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:04:00 EST See Science Center thought you'd never ask ... Manchester artist Peter Noonan and author Adele Maurier will be signing copies of the See Science Center's first education book 'We Thought You'd Never Ask' from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with a special traveling exhibit on view there through Jan. 17. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:02:00 EST NH screenings of latest Warren Miller snow-sports film Warren Miller Entertainment's 66th snow-sports film, 'Chasing Shadows,' will screen at a handful of New Hampshire venues in coming weeks. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:01:00 EST Hobo Railroad punches ticket for North Pole In the days leading up to a sleigh-bound Christmas Eve, Santa can be found using another mode of transportation to meet up with Granite State families. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:01:00 EST 25th annual Gingerbread House Contest on display in Portsmouth Get a sweet fix with the 25th annual Gingerbread House Contest showcase Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 24, at Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:01:00 EST A Thanksgiving feast for Nashua's less fortunate About 350 people attended Tuesday's Thanksgiving feast at Harbor Homes in Nashua. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:43:00 EST Our Gourmet A fresh take on Port City seafood Portwalk Place, one of Portsmouth's newest and most talked-about downtown developments, includes a hotel, residences, several businesses and perhaps most importantly, some really good restaurants. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:43:00 EST Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard Sam's holiday selection brightens the season Well, it's not all about darkness, you know. The low sun, the long nights, another month to go before the days start getting longer again. Pretty dismal if you just look at it that way. A much better approach is to look for things to brighten up the dark season, and Samuel Adams manages to do that every year. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:43:00 EST Toys for Tots program kicks off its 67th year The slogan for this year's Toys for Tots campaign is 'Spread Love,' and that's what the Marines were encouraging everyone to do as they launched the 67th annual toy drive at the Mall of New Hampshire on Tuesday morning. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:43:00 EST Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen A good gravy puts Thanksgiving over the top Had I been paying more attention over the years, I would've realized there is more to making gravy than tossing a handful of flour into the roasting pan and hoping for the best. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:42:00 EST