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Not your average cookout: Competitors prepare for intense showdown at Monadnock Up In Smoke BBQ-Beer Festival

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jayna Todisco Coulon spent the last week gearing up for a big showdown, with the fierceness and discipline you’d expect from any seasoned competitor. She’s practiced her technique over and over, paid special attention to making sure she has the right gear she needs, and she’ll have her eye on the top prize heading into this weekend. “It’s just like …

The Insiders: Dances like the ones you’ll see tonight from the Concord Dance Academy are numbered. Like, literally.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

We feel confident at this stage of our lives saying we’ve nailed the skills necessary for paint-by-numbers, so we’re pretty much professional artists now. Our …

Do this weekend: Bret Michaels, Ryan Montbleau and ‘Legally Blonde: the Musical’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Head to the beach, no matter what the weather. This weekend the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom is host two stalwarts of the rock-n-roll genre: Eddie …

The Insiders: Bird knowledge will be dropped at the 5 Rivers annual gathering tonight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Despite the urging from celebrated scholarly philosopher L.L. Cool J not to call it a comeback, we’re afraid that’s just what we’re going to do. How else to explain the triumphant return of the bald eagle to the Granite State? The best part is, we’re not going to …

Ray Duckler: A look at the life of a Yankee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Judson Hale is not a hugger. Never has been, never will be. There are cracks in his stoic armor, however, certainly more than his father once showed decades ago in a rich Boston suburb. This, the editor-in-chief of …

The Insiders: It’s an independent film marathon at Concord High tonight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It sure is hard to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend. Like just about everybody else who enjoyed three straight days of never ending fun, it certainly takes us a good couple days …

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A group of scientists and fishermen in Maine is working on a new tool they say will allow seafood consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish by scanning a code at the supermarket. Gulf of …

Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa. The …

School’s almost out, so it’s time to get schooled on burgers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As food goes, it’s hard to imagine anything more American – and that more perfectly captures summer – than a great grilled hamburger. Trouble is, as much as we love a great burger, we’re not always all that …

Infuse your summer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I’m going to come at this one a little backward, and you’re going to love me for it. Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It’s the classic summer refreshment. And I’m going to walk you through …

Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city’s flagship theater, Center …

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of …

Hike Safe cards being offered to support searches, rescues

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As the summer hiking season gets underway, New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department is offering Hike Safe cards for people to support search and rescue efforts, and be exempt from liability for repaying such costs. Hike Safe cards may only be bought online for $25 for an individual …