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Summer Nights
Melinda Shaw, 6, of Brockton, Mass. gets to try on a moose hat and mitten at the start of the town of Gorham's moose tour on Wednesday night, August 14, 2013. The town of Gorham organizes moose tours from Memorial Day through the end of September. There has only been one evening this summer when a tour didn't spot any moose. Laurie Blake has been a driver for six years. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Summer Nights: Moosin’ in the North Country

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The bus creeps along Route 16 on the edge of the Androscoggin River at dusk, as the guide scans the area with a spotlight. Someone sees movement. The bus stops. “Right there,” says tour guide Laurie Blake. “Look. Right there. In front of us.” The 14 passengers stand up to get a better look out the front windshield. A female …

Every Thursday night on Sewalls Falls Road, it’s horseshoes time

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Every Thursday evening at Scott Cloutier’s place, it’s BYOH – bring your own horseshoes. “I like the game. Everybody’s here for the same reason, to play and have some fun,” said Charlie Tatro, an electrician from Boscawen who’s been a regular at the weekly game for four or five years. “Drink some beer, …

Summer Nights: Merrimack Valley Trail Riders find peace on the trails

Monday, August 5, 2013

The terrain in the woods past the flat roads and well-groomed surfaces is rough and rocky, and the little paths aren’t much wider than a couple of two-by-fours. But when Ron Sousa and his buddies get on the trails, rev their engines and take their dirt bikes for a spin, they’re in bliss, …