delivers the lastest news, sports and opinion in New Hampshire. News/Sports/Business/Entertainment/Opinion Copyright 2017 Union Leader Corp. en-us Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:55:00 EST (Carl Perreault) Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:55:00 EST (Carl Perreault) Carlicus ( New Hampshire Union Leader - Headlines New Hampshire news, sports and opinion 144 54 Canada's Trudeau sparks Star WarsStar Trek spat with Chewbacca socks Star Wars actor Mark Hamill applauded the appearance of his Wookie comrade on Trudeau's socks, tweeting on Thursday it was 'another reason' he loves the prime minister. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:25:00 EST Weekend Highlights: Sept. 23-24 For more information on any of these listings, visit our calendar site,, and type the event ID number into the box at the top of the homepage. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:05:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Sharing a bond with little creatures of the wild There is little doubt left that skunks do whistle. Additional testimony comes enclosed as part of a lovely letter from Laconia which I am delighted to share with you. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:37:00 EST Club Notes: Derry Garden Club plans meeting, annual bake and craft sale The club will host its annual bake and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Mack's Apples, 230 Mammoth Road in Londonderry. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:23:00 EST Family upset after state removes memorial bench from Wallis Sands Johanne Gillard was outraged when she discovered that the memorial bench she purchased after the deaths of her parents 25 years ago was removed from Wallis Sands State Beach without notification. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:31:00 EST Vendors will still have chance to sell their wares despite closing of Rochester Fair Lilac Mall general manager Tom Lavigne said he decided to connect with local vendors who have been displaced by this year's closing of the annual fair. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:50:00 EST Jon Breen, moderator of historic 1980 presidential debate in Nashua, dies Nashua Telegraph editor Jon Breen attempted to cut off Ronald Reagan's microphone during a 1980 presidential forum in Nashua. His effort led Reagan to respond, I'm paying for this microphone, Mr. Green.,-moderator-of-historic-presidential-debate-in-Nashua,-dies&source=RSS Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:30:00 EST Putnam's restaurant in Goffstown wants to expand A downtown restaurant is looking to expand its dining room to go along with the facelift the rest of Main Street is getting. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:15:00 EST Londonderry trick-or-treating set for Oct. 31 Motorists are also reminded to drive cautiously on Oct. 31 and watch for children walking, running or darting between parked vehicles. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:35:00 EST Derry Town Council recognizes 15 municipal employees who have served at least 25 years Council Chairman Joshua Bourdon said the idea came after Derry honored Police Chief Edward Garone, who celebrated his 50th year with the department in 2014. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:28:00 EST Wild Goose flap continues at Fish Game Commission meeting Sununu's establishment of a commission to help decide the future of the Wild Goose property on Lake Sunapee has done little to heal the wounds of those who worked hard to open it for public boat access. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:53:00 EST Club Notes: Candia Garden Club to host talk on bears Education is one way to pre-empt human-bear conflicts arising from careless interaction. The program is free and open to the public. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:27:00 EST 'Handcuff King' back in action on Wilton screen He reigned for decades as the legendary 'Handcuff King,' famous for daring and impossible escapes staged around the world. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:31:00 EST New Hampshire Poetry Festival in the Queen City The third annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival will feature a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winner Gregory Pardlo on Saturday at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Dance into the '80s at Keene State College New Hampshire's Neoteric Dance Collaborative opens the 2017-18 season Friday night at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Art students celebrate State House bicentennial Student posters honoring the New Hampshire State House Bicentennial are on view at the New Hampshire State Library, 20 Park St., through Oct. 13. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST NH Union Leader Publisher Joe McQuaid to discuss, sign copies of new memoir Author Joe McQuaid will be at both the Sandwich Historical Association and the Conway Public Library Saturday to discuss and sign copies of his new memoir. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Drink in sight of massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles at UNH Willie Cole has taken a new step in the art world. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Milbrook Gallery hosting reception in Concord Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden will host a reception for its fall exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Spoken-word artists gather in Queen City for poetry slam Slam Free or Die will host the fifth annual VOX POP Poetry Slam Tournament Friday and Saturday at Stark Brewing Company, 500 Commercial St. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Alternative rocker playing two NH shows Alternative folk-rocker Alan Getto, who followed his 2014 EP 'All Different Times' with the 2016 album 'Versus,' will play two Granite State shows this weekend. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Trio Alexander in classical concert Trio Alexander will perform at Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Timing is right for Fall Equinox festival Qwill, Chris Klaxton and David Drouin will play the annual TEAM Fall Equinox festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Swasey Parkway. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Blues Traveler front man plays favorites, solo tunes John Popper, front man and founding member of jam band Blues Traveler, will return to The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center for a solo show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Sister Hazel's Jett Beres on catchy hit, Gainesville roots and singing kids to sleep Sister Hazel's Rock Boat XVIII is already full. The 18th cruise hosted by the alternative rock and jangle pop quintet and billed as the 'World's Greatest Floating Music Festival' will sail toward sunny climes early next year. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Art Bridge Jam Bridge Fest a block party on a Manchester bridge This ain't your grandmother's Art in the Park,' say the organizers of the Art Jam Bridge Fest, which literally will stop traffic on a portion of the Bridge Street bridge Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 EST Fall back through time at Remick Country Doctor Museum The Remick Country Doctor Museum Farm marks the change of seasons with its 13th annual Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:11:00 EST Fairy House Tour once again turning Portsmouth into a magical place On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the 13th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour will showcase over 200 fairy houses built by professionals, community members and students and displayed on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum, at the Governor John Langdon House and in Prescott Park. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:11:00 EST Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A wine for the bridge between seasons We are, in a manner of speaking, between things at the moment. Autumn has not quite officially arrived ' that happens Friday ' but we can't really say that it's still summer, can we? Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:00 EST Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Meat, meet beer Beer and meat have been friends for centuries. And while I am not much of a beer drinker, I can appreciate the fine flavor it imparts in a hearty stew or a slow-cooker full of bratwurst. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:00 EST Our Gourmet: Another great spot for Mexican in Nashua This wasn't supposed to be a column about an excellent and authentic Mexican restaurant in downtown Nashua. It was going to be about Noodles Co. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:00 EST