"> en-us Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks The real birder's life list is never complete Last fall I made mention in this column that I saw my first-ever indigo bunting. The bird was spotted while standing beside my car at the New Hampshire Farm Museum talking with a friend. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST 'Free Fishing Day' will be held June 4 The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game encourages the public to take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 4. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Heartbroken family grapples with accidental shooting and drug overdose death Tim Beard was 24 years old when he died on May 21 of a reported drug overdose. On April 9, Beard accidentally shot his younger brother, Christian, in the head, following a day of drinking and playing video games. Christian Beard survived and has been recovering at home. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Arson seminar provides hands-on experience Bean bags, couch cushions, cooking pans, insulation and a GMC Jimmy SUV were just some of the things that caught fire in a parking lot at St. Anselm College on Thursday. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Best Car Shows of the Summer You might hear them coming with the glug-glug-glug of their engines at idle, or you might see their flash and dash, as they zing by, these creatures of the road. The classic, hot rod, custom or antique that turns heads because of a nostalgic whim, a long-ago memory, or simply a love for the smooth curves and sharp lines, flecked paint and mirrored... Thu, 26 May 2016 02:27:00 EST NH Club Notes MWClub presents Art and Music Awards Sally Sederquist and Carole Delle presented the annual Art and Music Awards for the Manchester Women's Club at the group's April meeting at the Manchester Country Club. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:46:00 EST Holiday weekend signals unofficial start to summer season Although this weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, Hampton Beach was already hopping on Wednesday. The restaurants and shops were busy, and there were people in their bathing suits enjoying the sunshine all along the beach. Thu, 26 May 2016 21:42:00 EST Getting the lead out Anglers unhappy about new law governing gear Anglers will be required by law next week to stop using lead fishing 'jigs,' which are linked to loon lead poisoning deaths. Thu, 26 May 2016 22:08:00 EST Patrol officers prepared for whatever happens Shifts for night patrol officers can be at times quiet and mundane, but they can also be dangerous. Thu, 26 May 2016 13:42:00 EST Patrol officers ready for whatever happens Shifts for night patrol officers can be at times quiet and mundane, but they can also be dangerous. Thu, 26 May 2016 12:07:00 EST NH Club Notes Lakes Region Cultural Club hosts Piccolo Market owner The April meeting of the NH Lakes Region Cultural Club took place at the Weirs Community Center on April 26 and featured the owner of Piccolo Market as the guest speaker and caterer. Wed, 25 May 2016 22:35:00 EST Boston Post Cane awarded to Hooksett resident, 99 Sophie Dlugosz knows Hooksett. The 99-year-old has lived in town since the 1940s. She remembers when Sky Ray Theater was replaced by the Shaw's Plaza, when the China Dragon Restaurant burned down and there wasn't a bank anywhere in town. Wed, 25 May 2016 22:53:00 EST Canobie Lake Park hosts Armed Service Appreciation Days Canobie Lake Parknbsphosts its annual Armed Service Appreciation days during Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, with 10 discounted tickets for those with U.S. government-issue military or veteran identification children of military can also get in for this rate. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:30:00 EST 'Background Check' Is it wedded bliss or nightmare honeymoon? Have you ever wondered about your spouse's deepest, darkest secrets? Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Polar Caves Park open for exploring Thanks to a glacier that covered the White Mountains and then left behind a fascinating network of caves and passageways about 50,000 years ago, visitors can climb, crawl and walk their ways through Polar Caves Park in Rumney. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Veterans discounts for NH scenic railroads The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach are among the Granite State sites offering complimentary tickets to United State military veterans Saturday through Monday this Memorial Day weekend. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Celebrate characters along Mt. Washington Auto Road The Mt. Washington Auto Road, stretching 8 miles to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington, will host its sixth annual Alton Weagle Unusual Ascent Day on Saturday. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Like it or not, 'Frost Heaves' are back in Tamworth Fred Marple is pretty pleased to be invited back to The Barnstormers Theatre. 'This is the most exciting thing to happen since we won the Most Improved Award at the seventh-grade talent show at Vinal T. Holmquist Jr. High back in 1962,' said Marple, the unofficial and typically understated spokesman for the fictional town of Frost... Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Go beyond the breadcrumbs in this 'Hansel and Gretel' We all know about the bread crumbs, the witch and the gingerbread house, but in this musical adaptation of 'Hansel and Gretel,' more than two children get lost along the way. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Fort Stark welcoming visitors The Visitor Center at Fort Stark State Historic Site in New Castle will start welcoming guests on Saturdays between noon and 4 p.m. starting this weekend. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Memorial Day Weekend unofficially launches season Officially, Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is a time of reflection, when we honor those who died in military service to their country. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:29:00 EST Signs of summer at Story Land Dr. Geyserrsquos Remarkable Raft Ride prompts reactions mdash and a soaking mdash at Story Land, which opens in Glen for its 62nd season Saturday. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:00 EST Dierks Bentley, from sky to beach to NH's Lakes Region Dierks Bentley's single 'Somewhere on a Beach' sounds like the same character in his hit 'Drunk on a Plane' has landed and hit the nearest sandbar. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:00 EST Comedic king of brevity Steven Wright on noticing things, and being a Red Sox fan Comedian Steven Wright is the king of brevity. Dry, witty one-liners 8212 'I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize,' or casual mention that he 'lost a buttonhole' 8212 would crumble in the hands of an upbeat comedian, but in Wright's drowsy, monotone voice, the jokes erupt. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:00 EST Even with famous father, Devon Allman makes name for himself Devon Allman's last name makes him something of southern rock royalty, but his personal connection to music began in a relatively prosaic way falling for artists like the Beatles, the Eagles and Neil Young as a 5-year-old fan. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:00 EST Harmonica wizard James Montgomery in Lincoln Harmonica master James Montgomery, Brian Maes and the Nor'easters Band usher in a night of blues rock at Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive, at 730 p.m. Saturday. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:00 EST Ax expert headed back to NH on 'Walsh Toor 2016' Joe Walsh has confirmed additional summer and fall dates, including a show Tuesday, July 26, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:00 EST Hooksett officials hold public forum on opioid crisis A public form about the state's opioid epidemic was held at the David R. Cawley Middle School Tuesday night. Tue, 24 May 2016 23:20:00 EST Our Gourmet Great steaks with a side of nostalgia Nostalgia and great food Christmas Island Steak House in Laconia Tue, 24 May 2016 16:18:00 EST Janine Gilberton's Granite Kitchen Spark up your potato salads this cookout season Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the all-American backyard barbecue the time of year when you walk up to the food table at an outdoor get together to set down the dish you brought to share, only to realize that you weren't the only one who brought a big bowl of potato salad. Tue, 24 May 2016 16:15:00 EST Proposed ordinance change to rail trail raises concern Residents continued to voice opposition to a potential ordinance change for the town's rail trail system. The Board of Selectmen is looking to potentially change the hours of the trail system to allow 24-hour use of the trail. Mon, 23 May 2016 23:52:00 EST