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Take Me Outside: The secret lives of squirrels

Sunday, February 1, 2015

At this time of year many people enjoy feeding birds. Inevitably if you put up bird feeders, you’ll also end up feeding squirrels. While this can be frustrating, rather than spending energy and funds on “squirrel proofing” a feeding station, why not give-in to squirrel tenacity and enjoy some of the marvels of these tree rodents. In this part of …

Sunbeam recalls Holmes space heaters that can spray hot oil

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries. The plug-in heaters are …

The crazy amount of calories Americans eat during the Super Bowl, in one chart

Sunday, February 1, 2015

If you were to add up the calories per serving for every food item a household purchased during the week of the Super Bowl, it …

From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nina and Fred Fenton have gone on 40 cruises, including five times through the Panama Canal since 1998, but they keep coming back. While aboard the Norwegian Sun on their latest journey into the storied waterway linking two …

Biographer of World War I hero Alvin York wins $5,000 prize

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A biographer of one of World War I’s most famous veterans, Sgt. Alvin York, has won a $5,000 prize. Officials announced last week that Col. Douglas V. Mastriano won the William E. Colby Award for Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne. The award, …

The Insiders: Do your running on Super Bowl Sunday sans helmet with NHTI

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The big day is finally here, everyone. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, when two weeks of blah blah blahing about football is replaced with actual football. (We did a quick Google search and discovered that this column is the only story in an American newspaper not to discuss deflated …

Consumers eat up new scratch-and-sniff bacon lottery tickets

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Hampshire’s new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start. The $1 bacon-scented tickets with a top prize of $1,000 hit the market in early January. Lottery officials went with a conservative print run just in …

Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pair of pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. The Two Eagles pilots surpassed the distance …

On The Move: Owners of the Newell Post enjoying themselves

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Do you ever wish you knew of somewhere you and a friend or your spouse or your children or even you, alone, could relax over a delicious breakfast? Somewhere nearby, like halfway between Concord and Penacook? Somewhere the …

Celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

Friday, January 30, 2015

Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to grab attention during advertising’s most competitive night, when a crowded field of 40-plus …

Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Friday, January 30, 2015

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, hours after the rap music figure turned himself in to authorities in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and injured another near …

Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

Friday, January 30, 2015

A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard. Blogger Brandon Stanton featured 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet on Jan. 20. Vidal told Stanton about …

Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights

Friday, January 30, 2015

Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl. But the kitties simply can’t help the fact that claws and balls don’t go together, the channel said, so don’t expect an NFL-style …