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Todd Oliver will take the stage as part of a Hanukkah show

Todd Oliver — with a little help from canine co-stars Irving and Lucy — will take the stage as part of a Hanukkah show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester.

'The Night of Las Posadas' operetta is based on a book by Granite State illustrator Tomie dePaola.

Operetta draws on 'Las Posadas' festival, NH illustrator Tomie dePaola's works

An operetta based on celebrated Granite State illustrator Tomie dePaola's book 'The Night of Las Posadas' continues its trek across New England.

Grammy-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard plays his annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth.

Gerhard concerts return to Seacoast

Rocking Horse Christmas rides into town

A touring production of 'A Christmas Carol' makes a stop at Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln.

Scrooge of a Guy

Jack Ambrogi is Tiny Tim and Doug Decker is Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' this weekend Rochester Opera House.

Christmas tale gets a modern twist at Rochester Opera House

HEATHER PIERSON QUARTET

'Charlie Brown' jazz riffs take center stage

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The First Day Hike initiative at state parks across the country offer the opportunity for people to start the New Year enjoying the outdoors with winter exercise. Tubbs Snowshoes will have a limited number of snowshoes available at each of the three New Hampshire state parks participating in the guided tours.

Take a hike on New Year's Day, State Park style

On January 1, start 2015 in the great outdoors hiking as part of America's State Park's First Day Hikes. In New Hampshire, Monadnock State Park, Weeks State Park and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site are offering guided hikes with no park day fees.

From left, Warren Selectman Charlie Chandler, New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development commissioner Jeffrey Rose, state Sen. Jeanie Forrester and state Rep. Susan Ford attended a ceremonial ribbon cutting Tuesday morning to open the McVetty Recreational Trails at the Warren Town Forest on Route 118. The venue features a 4.1-mile multi-use trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers.

Town and state officials celebrate opening of non-motorized trail system in Warren

Saying it was a gift to all New Hampshire residents, town and state officials celebrated the opening Tuesday of the McVetty Recreational Trails at the Warren Town Forest, an example, said the officials, of a successful, sensible and relatively inexpensive partnership.

Nashua playground to feature multiple mushroom steppers and much more

The Sargent Avenue Playground will undergo a major makeover once the snow melts in the spring.


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Our Gourmet:: Italian with a twist in Portsmouth

Cafe Mediterraneo: Italian with a twist in downtown Portsmouth

You can relax longer by the tree with these make-ahead dishes on your breakfast buffet

With all the excitement Christmas morning brings, spending time in the kitchen cooking may not be high on your agenda. A few simple, make-ahead dishes can mean more time around the tree and less time in the kitchen.Great recipes for a cozy Christmas buffet

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Jim Demas of Fidelity Investments helps organize about 50 bicycles donated by his company to the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program in Nashua.

Salvation Army takes over for Santa in Nashua

The holiday season will be a little brighter for hundreds of needy families this year in Nashua as the Salvation Army and local businesses step in to provide gifts.

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