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PHOTOS: Picking flowers at Apple Hill Farm in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With the sun high overhead, three workers with bare feet plucked bright splotches of color from rows of plants at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on Wednesday, dropping stems in buckets of water to keep them fresh amid the high temperatures that offered only a sporadic breeze. “I’d still rather be outside than anywhere else,” said Kim Proulx of Tilton, … 0

Ray Duckler: Wright knew what was right when it came to fire fighting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dick Wright, modest and gentle, is 81 years old and lives alone in Loudon. His house, though, is filled with muffled voices, high-pitched beeps and … 0

The Insiders: It’s an anniversary party and you’re invited

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s been 40 years since the Pierce Brigade officially saved the Pierce Manse from demolition and opened the estate to the public. And what better … 0

McGowan exhibit finds inspiration amid the rubble of construction

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Remember how fascinating we found construction equipment as children? It was so big, loud and colorful. We loved seeing dirt pushed around, gravel dumped and holes excavated, and we mimicked that activity, complete with sound effects, in our … 0

Do this: Musical feasts for the sticky days of summer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

As part of the Henniker Summer Concert Series, the 39th Guard will perform tonight at 7:30 at the Angela Robinson Bandstand in Henniker’s Community Park. The band traces its roots back more than 130 years to its inception … 0

AP newsman acts as a reporter on new Starz show ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Associated Press writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. switched from reporter to acting as one during the filming of Starz’s new sitcom Survivor’s Remorse, co-executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. Landrum, a newsman based in Atlanta, spent more than … 0

The Insiders: Share poetry and maybe learn ways to describe body parts at Gibson’s tonight

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the third Wednesday of the month, which can only mean one thing: There have already been two other Wednesdays in the month. Actually, it means two things, because it’s also the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s poetry reading and open mic night at Gibson’s Bookstore at 7 … 0

Keene State College students digitize Civil War letters

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Seven score and 12 years ago, a Civil War soldier was packing on the freshman 15 – and then some. In cheerful letters sent to his family back home in Hillsboro, Pvt. Willard Templeton describes at length the food he ate and the weight he gained as he … 0

PHOTOS: Bedford Big Band takes old-time swing to Presidential Oaks

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Bedford Big Band took its old-time swing sound indoors at Presidential Oaks in Concord, with energetic Director Paul Berler keeping things interesting between songs by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and other classic artists. … 0

Summer waterfront concert series brings visitors to Alton Bay

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Friendship with a soundtrack of oldies rock was born on the docks behind the Alton Bay bandstand Saturday night. Linda Poire was dancing in her docked boat when she saw Nancy Greer grooving a few feet away. Recognizing … 0

Archie Comics namesake to be shot saving gay friend

Monday, July 14, 2014

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in tomorrow’s installment of Life with Archie, when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin … 1

Kittery, Maine, is no longer gritty, but a happening place these days

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The crowd waiting for a table at Black Birch restaurant in Kittery, Maine, spills out onto the street on a warm summer evening. Men in plaid shirts – the kind worn by hipsters, not lumberjacks – and artfully tattooed women mix with folks in more conventional garb, including … 0

For the home: By-and-by, you’ll regret buy-and-buy

Sunday, July 13, 2014

As a professional organizer, I am constantly reminded of what happens when people buy too much stuff without first thinking through what they’re buying. Initially, they feel good about their purchases, because they got a good deal, they thought the items would simplify their lives or because they … 0