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Weekend Top 10

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“E-Team” chronicles the work of four human rights investigators who secretly cross into Syria and Libya to explose abuses.

Slain NH journalist James Foley shot footage for 'E-Team'

Academy Award-winning director Ross Kauffman's new Netflix documentary, “E-Team,” which includes cinematography work by slain freelance journalist and New Hampshire native James Foley, will be unveiled at two showings this weekend at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth.

Artist Louise Dichard painted Monique Sakellarios in her studio as part of a series on Women at Work.  Sakellarios' impressionist style paintings are light and warm, and are in several galleries across the nation. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, and a signature member of both the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the Oil Painters of America. Sakellarios will be in her studio on East Pearl Street during Art Walk.

Nashua to celebrate local artists this weekend

Fine art, entertainment and culture will be on hand for the 10th Annual Art Walk, the city's premier arts festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Paramount Pictures and Chocolate Milk Pictures premieres “Men, Women and Children,” starring Granite State native Adam Sandler and actresses Rosemarie DeWitt (above), Jennifer Garner and Emma Thompson, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Music Hall in Portsmouth.

Sandler film to be screened this weekend in Portsmouth

Jimmy Dunn, who grew up outside of Boston and has homes in New Hampshire and Los Angeles, is a popular draw on area stages.

Funny man Jimmy Dunn featured in new CBS series 'McCarthys'

This self-portrait was created by Gregory Gillespie.

SNHU exhibit explores world of self-portraits

Manchester native Christopher Goudreault said his entry at the New Hampshire Film Festival this weekend in Portsmouth is about love and some unconventional revenge.

Manchester native Christopher Goudreault to show film in Portsmouth

Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts hatches “Honk Jr.,” an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fable, “The Ugly Duckling,” in shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway. Tickets are $8 to $15 and can be purchased by calling 669-7469 or visiting www.majestictheatre.net, or buying them at the door.

Honk, Jr. to be performed at the Derry Opera House

Travel & Leisure

Branches around the Sugar Hill Meeting House are losing their leaves as the foliage season wanes. Although the state's finally tally won't be available immediately, anecdotal reports from businesses, industry groups, and chambers of commerce point to the possibility that 2014 will go down in history, at least recent history, for number of visitors and the amount of money they spent while here.

Foliage season was a big hit for North Country businesses

Although the final numbers are still being tabulated, it appears that the bright yellows, oranges and reds of the just-peaked 2014 foliage season had many businesses in the northern part of New Hampshire seeing green which helped put or kept them in the black.

Gov. Maggie Hassan is expected to light up Claremont's 250th sculpture Oct. 26.

Claremont to celebrate 250th with lighting of sculpture

Gov. Maggie Hassan is set to throw the switch, lighting up the city's 250th anniversary sculpture next week, sculptor Ernest Montenegro said Wednesday.

Makerspace plans grand opening for next month

The Monadnock Makerspace is hosting two haunted houses this month, but is planning its grand opening next month.

With their overnight bags and a sign that reads “Take me to your innkeeper,” a trio of green-headed aliens “landed” recently on Main Street in front of the Inn at Jackson. The display earned the inn the overall first prize for businesses in the 27th annual “Pumpkin People” competition, which runs through Halloween.

Public has an extra 11 days to see 'Pumpkin People' in Jackson area

Every March, the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano and every October, the “Pumpkin People” return to this and a growing number of towns in the Mount Washington Valley, bringing with them – to the joy of business owners -- hordes of admirers from near and far.

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Outdoors

John Harrigan: A sad dog story, borders and Ebola

THE STORY that's on many lips and minds is the sad story about the three Siberian huskies that got loose in Merrimack and were killed by a farmer protecting his piglets as they were being savaged by what he thought were wolves.

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: Hornets, wasps and bees — oh my!

STINGING THINGS have long been my downfall when it comes to being “out in nature.”

Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Oct. 15.


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Dining & Food

Like a trip to your Italian grandma's

Lucciano's: Like grandma's Italian kitchen

A wine that was long past its prime

The good, the bad and the vinegar

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Life & Culture

Jack-o'-lanterns filled downtown Keene Saturday as the Keene Pumpkin Festival hoped to break its own world record this year. MEGHAN PIERCE

Keene Pumpkin Festival brings out big admission from Boston mascot

'There's no place like home,' was the theme of the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday as the city celebrated the return of the Guinness Book World Record in 2013.

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Food 4 Friends helping children at risk of hunger in Henniker, Food 4 Friends provides a bag of food each week to families with children who are struggling to provide adequate amounts of food at home when the children are not at school, such as weekends and school vacation days.

Food 4 Friends brings community together to help

Food 4 Friends provides food to families with children ages 0-19 who are struggling to provide adequate amounts of food at home when the children are not at school, such as weekends and school vacation days.

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