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Do, See, Taste

Proposed racing museum in Loudon plans for ground-breaking

Sunday, August 30, 2015

As plans for a motorsports museum in New Hampshire formed in recent years, the collection of vehicles and memorabilia for the not-yet-built facility accumulated. “People are literally coming to us saying, ‘Can I get my car in your museum?’ ” Dick Berggren, Racing History Preservation Group president and a longtime NASCAR pit reporter, said by phone from New England Dragway …

‘Compton’ tops box office for 3rd week; ‘War Room’ surprises

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Christian drama War Room made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama We Are Your Friends fell completely flat and …

Make colorful, splashy keepsakes with mosaic

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anne Marie Price taught herself mosaic art, creating intricate designs and portraits with cut pieces of stained glass. Recently, she began balancing her usual large …

Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found …

About 4,400 lawn mowers recalled due to gas tank leak

Sunday, August 30, 2015

About 4,400 ride-on lawn mowers are being recalled because the gas tank can leak and cause a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that Scag Power Equipment, the maker of the lawn mowers, received five reports from customers of a gas tank leak. No injuries were …

Get creative with local cake and cookie decorating classes

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When Sue Chandler stepped into her first cake decorating class at Eaton’s Cake and Candy Supplies in Hooksett in 1989, she didn’t have the slightest idea it would lead to a second career. A woman who had worked …

Looking to share your talents? Check out these local volunteer opportunities

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Supporting local farms The nonprofit Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH needs volunteers experienced in financial management (accounting, tax and financial planning) and development (sales, real estate and business development) to join its board of directors. For more information, contact Reagan Bissonnette at reaganbissonnette@gmail.com or 617-272-6419. Gardeners wanted …

Washington: Scientists, tribe study shrinking glacier

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical …

Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectables

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In addition to the year-long series of events for Concord’s 250th, the anniversary is being celebrated with many commemorative items. Medal The beautiful medals featuring the Concord 250 logo and Concord Coach are available at the Greater Concord …

Novelist imagines the life of Pissarro’s mother

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Midway through Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept …

The fight over proper usage

Saturday, August 29, 2015

How you say something matters as much as what you say. At least that’s the opinion of many grammarians, who have been quibbling about Americans’ use of language for as long as there has been an American language …

Hummingbird rehabber saves numerous birds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

You don’t have to be a bird person in general or a hummingbird person specifically to read Fastest Things on Wings. You don’t need to know anything about birds at all. The very gifted bird whisperer Terry Masear …

An early attempt to bring the West to Japan

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As most of us can attest, being a teenager is hard enough. Now imagine being a Japanese teenager in America – in the 1870s. If your imagination needs a little help, look no further than Janice P. Nimura’s …