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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 …

Essentials for visiting Warsaw from what’s new to classics

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Almost every month brings something new in Warsaw. With nearly 2 million people, Poland’s capital city has been developing fast ever since the once-communist nation joined the European Union in 2004. From skate parks and roof gardens to …

New school year, new chance to get organized

Sunday, August 23, 2015

As she raises two daughters while managing a yoga studio, Nashville mom Jennifer Derryberry Mann swears by Google calendars on her phone to keep everyone organized. For Kelly Ubinger, working and raising four kids in Pittsburgh requires a …

Ray Duckler: Refugee family welcomes its youngest member, Ayush

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Meet Ayush Rai. He’s 10 days old on Sunday, the newest member of the family whose lives we’ve chronicled since they landed in Manchester last February. Ayush’s mother and father, Devi and Bom, as well as his 12-year-old …

Concord250 Watch: More historical events this fall

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Concord City Celebration Week might be over, but don’t put your calendar away yet, because the celebration of Concord’s 250th anniversary year doesn’t end until the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, 2016. Next up is a return …

PHOTOS: Boscawen Old Home Day 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Boscawen residents celebrated Old Home Day on Saturday. …

Bath opens center honoring late councilor Ray Burton

Saturday, August 22, 2015

State and local political leaders and community members celebrated the legacy of a late executive councilor Raymond S. Burton Saturday with the grand opening of a museum in his name. The Bath Historical Society hosted the ceremony for the Raymond S. Burton Museum and Learning Center. “Ray was …

Scan your presidential primary photos today for forthcoming book

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Concord Monitor readers are invited to Gibson’s Bookstore today to share images they have captured of presidential politics in the Granite State from the past several decades. Readers’ shared images may be included in the Monitor’s forthcoming special …

Japan has so many old people it can’t afford to give them special sake cups anymore

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Being very old in Japan comes with perks – namely, a commemorative silver sake cup, given to each person who reaches 100. When the practice started in 1963, the Asian nation sent out 153 of the commemorative saucer-like cups as a token of recognition that being very old …

A delicious book on the changes of food

Saturday, August 22, 2015

What’s cooking? This was not a terribly difficult question for our grandparents or great-grandparents to answer. Yet somewhere along the way in the great prosperity that came over most of North America in the post-World War II era, …

New book urges parents to let kids fail

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A new book written by a schoolteacher has a simple yet compelling message for parents: Back off. In The Gift of Failure, author Jessica Lahey pushes back against helicopter parenting, which she acknowledges having fallen victim to when …