"> en-us NH Senior Notes Exeter police start program for residents with Alzheimer's, special needs Interim Police Chief William Shupe says the Exeter department has started a program designed to help protect residents who have Alzheimer's disease and special needs. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:47:00 EST Pond Hockey Classic a success on smaller lake It was a different sort of tournament for this year's New England Pond Hockey Classic, as the games were played on the somewhat thin ice of Lake Waukewan after a period of warm weather and rain that threatened to cancel the tournament for the first time in its seven-year history. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:47:00 EST Penguin Plungers take a dip at Hampton Beach for a good cause More than 1,000 plungers who braved the chilly air and water temps for this weekend's Penguin Plunge, which raised 553,000 for Special Olympics New Hampshire. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:31:00 EST Newport's mustache and beard contest crowns this year's winners A Vermont man with a fiery-red beard and a masculine last name won top prize 8212 a chainsaw 8212 in the Mustache Beard Contest at the 100th Newport Winter Carnival on Saturday. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:47:00 EST 'Granite State Challenge' opens with Nashua win The 32nd season of 'Granite State Challenge' opened with a 740 to 220 win by Nashua High School South over John Stark Regional High School in Weare. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:32:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guide Lines Fish tales of Atlantic Salmon Brad and the Dickster were smart and checked in with Stevie Courshesne at Steve's Sportsmen's Den to get our special permits for New Hampshire Atlantic Salmon fishing on the Merrimack River. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:22:00 EST Ice hardens just in time for Meredith's 2016 New England Pond Hockey Classic After two consecutive very cold nights - an unusual occurrence of late in the Lakes Region - the ice on Lake Waukewan was good for skating and great for pond hockey on Saturday, according to players at the 2016 New England Pond Hockey Classic. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:25:00 EST Danube cruise lets cyclists explore along legendary river My husband and I chose this cruise on AmaWaterways specifically because it offered bicycle excursions, on an itinerary that started in Vienna, stopped in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria, and finished a few miles south of Bucharest, Romania. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:10:00 EST 'Belle of the Ball' prom dress drive to begin Monday for young women with financial restraints The 12th annual Caring Partners' 'Belle of the Ball' prom dress drive for New England high school girls in need will kick off Monday and run through March 26. It will culminate in a Boutique Day on Saturday, April 2, in Boston, during which girls will be invited for a day of shopping and pampering. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:54:00 EST Julie Jason's Your Money How to put a freeze on your credit record and what it will do You might recall last year's cybersecurity attack that compromised the U.S. Office of Personnel Management OPM database. I received an email from 'Mathew,' who experienced the breach personally. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:30:00 EST Historic marker at NH State Library lauds state's Presidential Primary The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide primaries that are part of the process to choose delegates for the national conventions. Its importance comes from its massive media coverage in which even minor candidates are given a national stage. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:14:00 EST Rob Burbank's Outdoors with the AMC All over outdoors in winter Despite Punxsutawney Phil's recent prognostication to the contrary, the calendar tells us there's still plenty of winter in store. And there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and enjoy it. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:28:00 EST Officials Hampton sewer failure did not contaminate water for Penguin Plunge charity event A sewer line failure that sent wastewater into the Tide Mill Creek saltmarsh area in Hampton poses no threat to the hundreds of participants expected to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at this weekend's Penguin Plunge, officials said Friday. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:39:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks Amidst changes during the year, the yearly cycle stays the same As every year comes to a close, I am as ridiculously surprised by the shortening of the day as my mother seems to be by the onset of Christmas. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:28:00 EST Derry Frost Festival's outdoor activities on Beaver Lake cancelled due to thin ice conditions indoor activities to go on But indoor activities scheduled for the 17th annual Frost Festival will still take place as planned, according to organizers. The festival is scheduled to run from Feb. 12 through Feb. 14. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:28:00 EST Visibility is key for school resource officers Part counselors, part law enforcement and educators, school resource officers are there to keep kids safe Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:12:00 EST NH Club Notes Concord Coachmen Chorus offers singing Valentines The Concord Coachmen Chorus is offering a different way to say 'I Love you' or 'Thank you' 8212 a singing Valentine delivered by a barbershop quartet. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:22:00 EST Slopeside with Kathleen Baglio Humphreys Virtual 2016, Park and Pike Open Series returns The Park and Pike Open Series is back and gearing up for the Virtual 2016 competition, expecting big air to win big bucks with 50,000 in prizes up for grabs. Set up the video camera and perform your best tricks, then submit your performance to North Face. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:07:00 EST