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Tradition goes on as Laconia welcomes exiled pumpkin festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After 24 years in Cheshire County, the exiled Keene Pumpkin Festival will go on this year in Laconia. The anniversary event Oct. 24 will be called “New Hampshire’s 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival,” dropping the reference in its moniker to the city that declined to relicense it this month. Laconia officials enthusiastically welcomed the festival, which in 2013 set the world …

PHOTOS: Pansies provide spring color despite the cold

Friday, April 24, 2015

There was plenty of color at Black Forest Nursery and Garden in Boscawen on Thursday despite a delayed spring, but with overnight temperatures expected in …

The Insiders: Watch Keith get bit by a dog in a very safe way

Friday, April 24, 2015

So one of us is going to be attacked by a dog today. And in the interest of full disclosure, it’s Keith. But don’t worry, …

The Insiders: Don’t let the outdoors hit you on the way out this afternoon. But seriously, get outdoors today

Saturday, April 18, 2015

They always say, if you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day; but teach a man to fish and he’ll come home with a million bug bites and a lobster-red sunburn and maybe a …

Spanish language ‘Sabado Gigante’ ends 53-year run

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The Miami-based Univision network said yesterday the popular Sabado Gigante will end its weekly broadcast Sept. 19. Created by its Chilean-born host, the boisterous presenter with …


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hundreds gathered at NHTI yesterday to run the NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental 5k Road Race. The race course brought runners across the campus and around the adjacent Delta Dental property. The 5k raises money for the NHTI Jennifer Kemp …

Tribute song for Paul Walker hits No. 1 on Billboard chart

Friday, April 17, 2015

Paul Walker is not only being remembered on-screen, but in music, too: The tribute song for him, “See You Again,” hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart yesterday. The song from rapper Wiz Khalifa and budding …

Hopkinton Variety Show has entertained the community for 30 years and counting

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This week, Hopkinton High School’s auditorium will be transformed into the deck of a cruise ship, the backdrop for a lot of singing, dancing and laughter. Welcome to Hopkinton’s Variety Show, a community tradition going back three decades. …

Local artists nominated for New England Music Awards

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New England’s top musicians, songwriters and producers will be recognized Saturday at the New England Music Awards. Those who attend will hear Latin, rock, country, folk, pop, hip hop, reggae and more by artists who call New England …

Concord’s True Brew music scene: Live, local, original

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you like good local music, a nice espresso and a hearty stout, True Brew Barista in downtown Concord is the place for you. The Hippo has named True Brew the Best Bar for Live Music three years …

Potential replacement for Jeremy Clarkson on ‘Top Gear’ gets death threats on Twitter

Thursday, April 16, 2015

She hasn’t even landed the job as Jeremy Clarkson’s replacement on Top Gear, and she may not get it, but Sue Perkins has already caught the ire of the internet and left Twitter because of it. Top Gear is the internationally popular show about cars and driving that …

Celebrate ‘The Breakfast Club’ anniversary with quote-a-long

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Whether you were the brain, the athlete, the princess, the basket case or the criminal — to borrow terms from the late John Hughes — few of us would opt to return to high school and the stereotypes …

N.H. Fish and Game to celebrate Discover WILD N.H. on Saturday

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is inviting people to celebrate spring Saturday as part of its “Discover WILD New Hampshire Day.” The free event features more than 100 exhibitors from environmental and conservation groups from across the state. Visitors will have the chance to watch retriever …