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Opera Ball set in Concord

Piccola Opera (formerly Just Love to Sing!) launches its season with a Halloween Opera Ball at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Concord City Auditorium.

Award-winning cinematographer John Bailey to chat about career, industry

Celebrated cinematographer John Bailey, whose long list of notable films includes “American Gigolo,” “The Big Chill,” “A Brief History of Time,” “Groundhog Day,” “As Good As It Gets,” “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days,” “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” “Must Love Dogs” and “The Way Way Back” and “The Forger,” will chat about film, art and photography in a free 7 p.m. program Monday, Nov. 3, at the Black Family Visual Arts Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover.

Capital Steps jump into political fray

Craven a good indie film screening? NE Emmy Award-winning director at Colby-Sawyer

Exhibit weaves fabric of African people, cultures

Get props ready for 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Frank Capra's tale of George Bailey and his Christmas Eve visit with a guardian angel takes the stage at the Leddy Center's Epping production of “It's a Wonderful Life” this fall.

'It's a Wonderful Life' to be performed at Leddy Center this fall

Travel & Leisure

Keene State College students race to clean up Main Street in the post Keene Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin Dump Derby in Keene Saturday night.

Keene 'Dump Derby' participants pick up 20,000 pumpkins

A team of workers from the UPS facility in Keene won the Pumpkin Dump Derby following the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday night.

Sunday's inaugural “Mushtoberfest” at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, drew teams from all over the Northeast for a weekend of camaraderie, how-to clinics and training runs on the extensive ATV trail system at the state park located off Route 110 in the southwestern corner of “The City That Trees Built.”

Inaugural 'Mushtoberfest' a howling success at Jericho Mountain State Park

More than a dozen sled-dog teams from all over the Northeast came to the inaugural Mushtoberfest at Jericho Mountain State Park this past weekend where veterans of the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races offered advice and encouragement to mushers of all ages and abilities.

Chloe Kroner, 11, of Hudson, made a friend in the petting zoo at the Kiwanis PumpkinFest Saturday afternoon.

Not-so-scary fun at Hudson's Kiwanis PumpkinFest

The three-day event is a top fundraiser for Kiwanis college scholarships.

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.

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New signs at Livermore Falls are helping the state park to become a safer family destination, officials say.

Committee eyes larger state role at Livermore Falls

A regional committee formed to improve the state park at Livermore Falls will meet Thursday afternoon to review the conversion of the falls area from a traditional party spot for area teens to a safe, supervised family destination.

Keene ice rink construction could start in January

Plans for a city ice rink are just around the corner, Keene ICE president Beth Truman said Tuesday.

72 percent success rate for moose hunt

There are 91 fewer moose in the state today as participants had a 72 percent success rate in this year's moose hunt.

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Dining & Food

Mont Vernon residents Bob and Elizabeth Bell and their five children, Sydney, Sierra, Taylor, Nate and Ben, join Chick-fil-A's 24-hour “First 100” party at its first free-standing restaurant in New Hampshire, on Amherst Street in Nashua.

Chick-fil-A restaurant's opening draws from near and far for camp-out celebration

Before sunrise on Wednesday, the parking lot next to the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Amherst Street in Nashua started filling up with tents pitched not just by local families, but fans from all along the Eastern Seaboard.

Ellen Ryan of the Red Arrow Diner mugs with a Mug o' Bacon, a menu item at the Manchester diner consisting of 20 slices of bacon. The Red Arrow is participating in the Makin' Bacon tour tonight. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER

Manchester restaurants put on their bacon-y best

Looking for an excuse to pig out? How about tonight's Manchester Bacon Tour?

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Life & Culture

NH Club Briefs: Windham club plans coat drive, next meeting

The Woman's Service Club of Windham plans its second annual coat and sweater drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Windham Town Hall, 3 Lowell Road.


NH People

Drew Cline, the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial page editor, received  the media ally award  from the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Union Leader editor receives media ally award

The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has presented its first media ally award to Drew Cline, editorial page editor for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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