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In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, photo, CBS's Suzanne Smith directs a pre-game show before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders in Chicago. As the only woman currently directing NFL games, Smith influences how fans watch the sport from behind the scenes. She’s hoping to be out front in encouraging more women into the profession. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

CBS’s NFL director is one of a kind

Friday, October 9, 2015

Suzanne Smith likes to assign a cameraperson to shoot the teams running onto the field when she directs NFL games for CBS. Typically those images might be used as a backdrop when the commentators welcome viewers or the broadcast comes back from commercial. But for last month’s matchup between the Steelers and Rams in St. Louis, they proved particularly illuminating. …

PHOTOS: ‘Petal it Forward’ brings smiles to downtown Concord

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fifty lucky passersby received free flower bouquets while walking along Main Street in Concord on Wednesday with one request – to “petal it forward.” The …

Netflix raising U.S. price for most popular plan

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to …

After its creator passes, Hill’s haunted house spooks in her memory

Monday, October 27, 2014

The severed heads were hung, and Sarah Melia’s 150-year-old tombstone was propped just so. Everything was going according to plan in early September, as Bruce and Barb Perkins and all of their helpers were nearly done preparing for …

Despite lackluster foliage, Warner festival promises fun

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Many trees in Warner are still looking green, but the annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival is still on. The festival turns 68 this year, and its organizers expect thousands of leaf-peepers to descend on the small town this …

PHOTOS: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns for second year

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event took place at White Park in Concord on Wednesday. Put on by the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, it raised awareness and money for domestic and sexual …

Better Then Ezra frontman seeks intimate audience at Plymouth’s Flying Monkey

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kevin Griffin is happy about a lot of things these days, right down to the sky above his head. The frontman for Better Than Ezra – known for such hits as the mid-1990s “Good” and “Desperately Wanting” – …

A haunter’s dream come true

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

If a toy shop, a clown, hugs and shrieks of laughter all sound like a nice dream, you’d be terribly, terribly mistaken. This is more of a nightmare – just like the volunteers at the House in Haunted …

‘Pan’ soars visually, but the Neverland origin story doesn’t deliver

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When the Peter Pan of Pan first spies Neverland, he’s just flown in on an airborne pirate ship, only to be greeted by hundreds of buccaneers serenading their captain with a rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” So much for yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. Inserting …

General Mills recalling 1.8M Cheerios boxes on allergy risk

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, Calif., saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat. The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios …

Cool beans

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Until I went off to college and became a vegetarian out of financial necessity, beans really weren’t a part of my life. But once I found myself pinching pennies while sharing a house with three other women, beans …

It’s the season for black and orange... Now in a salad

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Perfect for fall Rice salads are a summertime staple, perfect for picnics and al fresco dining. It just makes delicious sense. They are versatile, unfussy and can be served warm, room temp or chilled. Rice salads also are …

Restaurant-quality pork chops

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sometimes restaurant meals really stun you. You experience a dish so amazing you find yourself saying, “Oh, I could never make that at home.” But then you pause for a moment and think, “Or could I?” This happened …