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Do, See, Taste

New ‘NCIS’ spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

Friday, September 19, 2014

The newest members of the successful NCIS TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots. But the stars and producers of NCIS: New Orleans also are betting that the crime drama’s setting, one of America’s most distinctive cities, will exert its own magic with viewers. The series will debut at 9 p.m. Tuesday on CBS, drafting on TV’s top-rated … 0

PHOTO: Adopting a dog at the Pope Memorial SPCA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nikki Rivers of Penacook took her a lunch hour to look at some of the dogs at the Pope Memorial SPCA on Thursday and found … 0

The Insiders: Look what we found – it’s an entire downtown of stuff to check out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Normally in this column we (eloquently and hilariously) encourage you to visit someplace downtown. Well today we’re encouraging you to visit all of the places. … 0

‘Sesame Street’ enters 45th season

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hard to believe it has been 45 years of Sunny Days and Everything’s A-okays, but PBS stalwart Sesame Street indeed turned 45 this month and expanded to include a second, half-hour daily show. The 26 new one-hour episodes … 0

Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn’t know where it is. And he doesn’t want to know, either. The country singer included a song, “Portland, Maine,” on his latest album, Sundown Heaven Town, which came out Tuesday. It’s a breakup … 0

Laughs under the stars: Comedians come to discovery center

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The stars evoke awe, romance, a certain dreaminess. And this weekend, hysterical laughter. Officials at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center are trying something new for fundraising this year, said Jeanne Gerulskis, executive director for the center. For a change … 0

Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 10

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston’s first public performance – and one of her last in 2009 – will be released Nov. 10. Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is the pop singer’s first live album. Her mentor, Clive … 0

Review: A-list cast can’t save sappy ‘Leave You’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn’t? This scenario could be … 0

PHOTOS: Inaugural Mayor’s Walk promotes health

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Mayor’s Walk – organized by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition – was held Wednesday morning. The 1-mile walk began at the SMILE building, 49 S. Main St., and ended at Bicentennial Square with a healthy living fair. … 0

Suncook Senior Center moves to Epsom Bible Church

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Suncook Senior Center has a new location: Epsom Bible Church, at 398 Blackhall Road in Epsom. Regular center activities were due to begin at the new location today. Last month, officials at the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, which runs the center, were told they’d have to … 0

The Insiders: We’re there with you in spirit as you prepare for tonight’s spiritual smorgasbord

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We hope you’re in a spiritual mood today, because we participated in the writing of this column in spirit only. We’re actually down at the beach right now (don’t tell our bosses). That’s not really true, of course. We’re at the pub! Either way, it’s going to be … 0

Do this: Portsmouth throws a block party, and coffee house tunes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On the third Thursday of the month, Portsmouth’s West End tosses some confetti in the air and celebrates, block party-style. This month’s block party will be held tonight from 6 to 9. A haven for art and artists, the West End is home to the Portsmouth Museum of … 0

Butter and black pepper, a steak’s best friends

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And its classic status gives us leave to play with — and enjoy — it without feeling guilty. Here’s a weeknight-friendly steak and taters recipe … 0