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Do, See, Taste

Lincoln: At Highland Games, revelers disagree

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The head of the St. Andrew’s Society of New Hampshire said his heart wanted to see Scottish voters choose independence Thursday, but his head knew remaining in the United Kingdom was the wiser choice. “There are so many details they needed to resolve,” David Bruce said yesterday at New Hampshire’s annual Highland Games, speaking about the campaign promoting independence. “They … 0

Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign … 0

The Insiders: An early fall Saturday in Concord, buffet style

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh boy, is there plenty of great stuff to do today. There’s almost too much happening to contain it all in one newspaper column, but … 0

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 … 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 “Smitty,” a beagle mix. Rivers saw first him online but it was love … 1

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. Today is the debut of Discover Downtown, organized by Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable, a campaign aimed at bringing hordes of people … 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