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Arts & Entertainment

Rock-blues band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes returns to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday night.

Rock-blues band Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes in Hampton

Rock-blues band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will play the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Friday night.

Students to help re-ignite ancient ceramics process by constructing kiln in Sharon

Heating up studies in ceramics at the New Hampshire Institute of Art students this month will re-ignites a community firing process developed in Japan more than 1,000 years ago.

The 11-piece Bob Marley tribute band Hope Road will join groups Hot Like Fire, Harsh Armadillo, The Equalites and The Rhythmship on stage at the 2014 Reggae & Craft Brew Fest.

Reggae, Art & Brews in Rochester

'I Love Squam Day' culminates with a contra-style barn dance Saturday night in the Fisher Family Barn.

Granite State invited to 'I Love Squam Day' celebration, barn dance

Dover artist Claudie Shelton earned best-of-show honors for her pastel 'New England Cove.'

'New England Cove' on display through August 30

Gallery openings and artists receptions at three New London locations

Kara DioGuardi, a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter and former 'American Idol' judge.

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi in Portsmouth

Travel & Leisure

Berlin's Jericho ATV Festival extended to 3 days

Having grown into one of the largest and most popular events of its kind on the East Coast and boasting a new, secret recipe for mud, the Jericho ATV Festival returns this weekend to the City That Trees Built with even more fun and events for riders and non-riders alike.

Public sails will be offered in Portsmouth Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on the Lynx, a replica of a War of 1812 clipper privateer.

Replicas of 19th century ships to sail off Seacoast

This week's 2014 Sail Portsmouth event will showcase a bit of nautical history on the seacoast, with public tours and sails of replica 19th-century ships.

“BB Richardson,” otherwise known Chelsea Shriver, 14, of West Virginia, right, was all smiles after taking a successful shot during The Great Nor'easter — also known as the New England Regional Cowboy Action Shooting Championships — at Pelham Fish and Game Club Sunday afternoon.

A taste of the Old West in Pelham at The Great Nor'easter

Cowboys and cowgirls from around the nation gathered at Pelham Fish and Game Club last weekend for New England Region Cowboy Action Shooting Championship, otherwise known as The Great Nor'easter.

Assistant brewmasters Craig Yergeau, left, and Bryan Link with a sampling of their creations at Milly's Tavern in Manchester. From left is Fisher Cat Ale, Mt. U Cream Ale, Hefeweizen, Manch Vegas IPA, Bo's Scotch Ale and Milly's Oatmeal Stout. Milly's Tavern is a participant in Saturday's Granite State Brewers Festival at nearby Arms Park.

Big turnout expected for NH beer fest

Beer lovers can sample some of the 100-plus beers being offered by nearly 30 New Hampshire brewers at Arms Park on Saturday.

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Top New Hampshire News

Meriam Ibrahim welcomed to NH; family says U.S. is offering asylum

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Meriam Ibrahim arrived at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Thursday night, leaving Sudan, and her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, behind. “Thank you so much,” her husband, Daniel Wani of Manchester, said to a horde of reporters while tears streamed down his cheeks. “I am so relieved.”

Outdoors

Wallow in the mud at Jericho ATV Festival

Take it off-road at the Jericho ATV Festival, where mud pits and mucky runners will join stunt bikers in a weekend of competitions and shows at the Jericho Mountain State Park off Route 110.

Pittsfield Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally to lift off

Look to the skies as the annual Pittsfield Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally at Drake Field on Route 28 this weekend.

Vintage Racing event in Loudon

The roar of racing traditions will fill the New Hampshire Motor Speedway as the 24th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration pulls into town.


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Dining & Food

A taste of Rome comes to Elm Street

An Italian cousin joins the Manchester dining scene

When company comes, opt for variety

We found ourselves with a variety of wines this week as we had company coming for dinner on Saturday.

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Life & Culture

Armed with a guitar and a power tool or two, Bucky Lewis powers his way onto the Pine Grove Stage at the Cheshire Fair in Swanzey.

Chainsaws, Guitars and Laughs

Armed with a power tool or too, Bucky Lewis powers his way onto the Pine Grove Stage at the Cheshire Fair in Swanzey

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NH People

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly in his office on Thursday.

Battling ALS, Concord High principal will stay on 'as long as I possibly can'

Gene Connolly announced on Wednesday that he has ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and he will remain on the job as long as he can.

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