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Herrmanns' Original Lipizzan Stallions of Austria visit the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods Friday through Labor Day.

Lipizzan stallions high-step into NH

BRETTON WOODS — Herrmanns' Original Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are at the Omni Mount Washington Resort Friday through Labor Day.

BRANCHING OUT: Among the works donated to the Auction for the Arts fundraiser for the Center for the Arts in the Lake Sunapee region is this piece by Ryan Kelley.

Ryan Kelley piece donated to Auction for the Arts

Among the works donated to the Auction for the Arts fundraiser for the Center for the Arts in the Lake Sunapee region is this piece by Ryan Kelley. An online auction of works culminates today with final bids and a showing at the CFA Members' Reception at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association's Knowlton House in Sunapee Harbor. Admission cost for non-members at the door is $25.

Funny stuff on stage at Concord's Penuche's

Travel & Leisure

Climbing to new heights in North Country tourism

As the summer of 2014 begins the slow fade into memory, members of the White Mountain Attractions Association say it has been one for the ages, marked by great weather and the return of visitor spending.

Sami Ahmed says Mama Mia's sales of pizza and fried food have slipped because families are packing their own picnics and coolers to save money.

Seacoast stretching its tourist dollars

The Statires family stocks more than two dozen flavors of salt water taffy, including strawberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll, at the Candy Corner on Ocean Blvd. at Hampton Beach, but watermelon is the biggest seller.

Merrimack to replace bridge over Baboosic River

The historic bridge over Baboosic Brook has been authorized for reconstruction in fiscal year 2015.

Rail rehab proposed for 42 miles of track

The project — which will be paid for by a combination of federal, state and railroad company funds — will expand the line by 0.7 miles in Ossipee

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Outdoors

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: September is a special month

SEPTEMBER is a wonderful month for us here on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Along with the summer-long occupation of our coastal waters by stripers, we usually have marauding schools of bluefish and a special resident Canada goose hunt that will keep us busy.

John Harrigan's Woods, Water & Wildlife: NH is eyeing Maine's bear hunting referendum

IF THE requisite 80,000 signatures are collected, and they will be, a referendum to ban almost all traditional methods of bear hunting will be on Maine's ballot this November.

Henry David Thoreau and his brother set out 175 years ago today on a two-week expedition that took them from Concord, Mass., to north of Concord, N.H., and which became the subject of his first book,

River of inspiration: The Merrimack drew Thoreau 175 years ago as it draws us today

On this day, Aug. 31, 175 years ago, Henry David Thoreau and his elder brother, John, set out on an expedition from Concord, Mass., in a homemade wooden boat.


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Dining & Food

Jim Beauregard's Tasting Notes: October's on the shelves already

An August jump on Oktoberfest.

Melon salad with feta and mint makes a refreshing summer side.

Summer Melon Salad with Mint and Feta

When local melon is in season, having a melon side salad with any grilled meal is a bonus.

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Life & Culture

NH's teen pregnancy still lowest nationwide

For years, New Hampshire has had the lowest teen birth rate in the country.

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NH People

MEL GOSSELIN

Food Bank director gets national honor

The director of New Hampshire Food Bank has been named the 2014 National Chair of Hunger Action Month, according to a release.

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