"> en-us Mount Jasper work celebrated with trailhead ceremony Several years of work by groups and individuals geared toward protecting Mount Jasper and making it easier for the public to use, culminated with a ribbon-cutting late last week at the trailhead of one of the mountain's two trails. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:10:00 EST Keene Pumpkin Festival has uncertain future The 24th annual Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday was supposed to be a celebration of the city bringing the world record home as well as a new attempt at breaking the record for a tenth time. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:09:00 EST Inaugural 'Mushtoberfest' a howling success at Jericho Mountain State Park More than a dozen sled-dog teams from all over the Northeast came to the inaugural Mushtoberfest at Jericho Mountain State Park this past weekend where veterans of the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races offered advice and encouragement to mushers of all ages and abilities. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:55:00 EST NH Senior News Maple Suites in Dover hosting free seminar to look at cost of dementia care Maple Suites independent senior living community is hosting a free seminar on the 'Cost of Dementia Care' at 11 a.m. Saturday at 30 Holiday Drive. The public is welcome. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:41:00 EST Not-so-scary fun at Hudson's Kiwanis PumpkinFest The three-day event is a top fundraiser for Kiwanis college scholarships. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:40:00 EST Woman donates cleaning services to cancer patients A Hudson cleaning business is offering free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatments. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:33:00 EST Keene 'Dump Derby' participants pick up 20,000 pumpkins A team of workers from the UPS facility in Keene won the Pumpkin Dump Derby following the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday night. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:32:00 EST Taking pride in their recovery Hundreds gathered on the State House lawn Saturday to celebrate their recovery from substance abuse. Young and old, they stood together to remember those lost, honor those saved and pledge to fight for better treatment and prevention programs. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:17:00 EST Route 101 In Auburn Renamed For 101st Airborne 'Screaming Eagles' A section of Route 101 in Auburn was named in honor of the 101st Airnone Division Screaming Eagles Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:42:00 EST Worth keeping all these years later A Churchill cigar yes, that Churchill Bob Gaudreault keeps lots of mementos from days long past in his old cigar box, which is from a day when good cigars only cost 11 cents. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:42:00 EST Keene Pumpkin Festival brings out big admission from Boston mascot 'There's no place like home,' was the theme of the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday as the city celebrated the return of the Guinness Book World Record in 2013. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:41:00 EST John Harrigan A sad dog story, borders and Ebola THE STORY that's on many lips and minds is the sad story about the three Siberian huskies that got loose in Merrimack and were killed by a farmer protecting his piglets as they were being savaged by what he thought were wolves. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:39:00 EST Hundreds attend memorial for slain journalist on his birthday A memorial mass was held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Saturday for James Foley, who would have been 41 today Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:39:00 EST Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks Trimming dog's weight may be as simple as a smaller scoop and bowl Kochi, our Sheba Inu mix, has put on a couple of extra pounds. His ideal weight is around 23 pounds, so in a dog his size, a couple of pounds makes a visible difference in his waist. He gets the doggy equivalent of love handles, easily viewed in the bird's eye view of his silhouette. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:30:00 EST Learning from her experience, she's ready to help others Stacy Thrall, an 11-year army veteran who owned a local business providing services for the elderly, is embracing her new role as a health and life coach after facing her own struggles with bipolar disorder. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:29:00 EST Fur trapping is finding new converts in NH after decades of decline Not everyone can tell that the author of the delicate scroll of footprints along a pond's edge or on fresh snow is a fox. Fewer know what those prints say. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:21:00 EST Rare Bird Alert This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Oct. 15. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:47:00 EST Salem students visit Veterans Traveling Tribute Cost of Freedom exhibit Thousands of students were among those who turned out on Friday to visit the Veterans Traveling Tribute Cost of Freedom exhibit at Salem High School's Grant Field. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:43:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks Hornets, wasps and bees 8212 oh my! STINGING THINGS have long been my downfall when it comes to being 'out in nature.' Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:47:00 EST Food 4 Friends brings community together to help Food 4 Friends provides food to families with children ages 0-19 who are struggling to provide adequate amounts of food at home when the children are not at school, such as weekends and school vacation days. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:41:00 EST PumpkinUSA fundraisers earn more than 50m All of the roughly 1,800 pumpkins sold in Somersworth are grown at and shipped from a Navajo reservation in New Mexico as part of PumpkinUSA, an organization that, with the help of partners across the country, has raised over 50 million through Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, according to spokesperson Kevin Corrigan. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:40:00 EST Nashua preparing for Gate City Fall Festival The Gate City Fall Festival includes a Halloween parade, costume contest, hay rides and other kid-friendly activities. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:40:00 EST Entertainment, food and exhibits at Southern New Hampshire Expo in Milford The Southern New Hampshire Expo will feature local businesses, samples of terrific food, a food court and a variety of entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampshire Dome. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:40:00 EST Salem students get an up-close civics lesson As part of the New Hampshire State Supreme Court's On the Road program, students from Salem, Pelham, Windham, and Londonderry High Schools as well as Pinkerton Academy were able to hear oral arguments for two cases before the court. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:39:00 EST Nashua to celebrate local artists this weekend Fine art, entertainment and culture will be on hand for the 10th Annual Art Walk, the city's premier arts festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:49:00 EST Mount Washington State Park honored on 50th anniversary Local and state officials were joined by residents and Plymouth State University faculty and students in honoring 'The Jewel of New Hampshire,' Mount Washington State Park, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:03:00 EST Foliage season was a big hit for North Country businesses Although the final numbers are still being tabulated, it appears that the bright yellows, oranges and reds of the just-peaked 2014 foliage season had many businesses in the northern part of New Hampshire seeing green which helped put or kept them in the black. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:31:00 EST Seacoast Artist Association praises Roger Goun for 'Best of Show' award The Seacoast Artist Association extends its congratulations to Roger Goun of Brentwood for being awarded 'Best of Show' in the October Theme Show Challenge 'Abandoned' for his stunning black and white photograph 'Abandoned Barn'. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:25:00 EST Museums showcase noteworthy pieces of the past during NH History Week From presidential penmanship to signature Shaker architecture, pivotal pieces of the state's past will be highlighted during New Hampshire History Week. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:24:00 EST SNHU exhibit explores world of self-portraits Self-portraits are more than a reflection of how artists picture themselves they're often a mirror of fantasies, aspirations, emotions, self-criticism or even academic exercise. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:23:00 EST The Harlem Wizards return to Bow High School Gym The Harlem Wizards return to the Bow High School gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to show off their athleticism, tricks, fancy teamwork and ball-handling skills against the 'Fighting Falcons,' an ad-hoc team of the high school's staff members and town celebrities. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:22:00 EST 'Equus' explores what could have led a troubled teen to blind horses Equus,' an explosive play of passion and human behavior, takes over the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond at Keene State College Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 21-25. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:21:00 EST Funny man Jimmy Dunn featured in new CBS series 'McCarthys' Comedian Jimmy Dunn, who got his start in Boston area clubs and now owns homes in both Hampton Beach and Los Angeles, will be featured in CBS' new series 'The McCarthys' this fall. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:17:00 EST UNH jazz bands play The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Jazz Bands Monday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Theater of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:16:00 EST Eric Church chats about take-no-prisoners stage persona The last time Eric Church was in New England, he was surrounded by thousands of screaming fans on a cold October night. That night, the country music megastar wasn't the object of their adulation he was part of the celebration. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:08:00 EST