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An employee of Utah-based Ice Castles LLC worked Monday afternoon on the ice castle under construction on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads in Lincoln. The ice castle is about a week behind schedule due to warm temperatures during both the day and night, and most recently, rain, which fell in abundance in Lincoln and throughout the North Country this week.

Warm temps and rain delaying construction and opening of Lincoln ice castle

Warm temperatures and rain are delaying the construction and opening of the ice castle that is being built on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads.

It didn't look like much on Friday, but Dan Beck, Ice Castle LLC's site manager in Lincoln, has a plan to build an acre-sized palace out of nothing more than frozen water on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. The ice castle is expected to open in late December, and, weather-permitting, to be around until late March.

Ice castle to rise again in Lincoln

Coming off an inaugural season that boasted 50,000 visitors, an ice castle is returning to town, albeit bigger, better, and at a new location that offers more parking and easier access.

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Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: A winter's walk inspires thoughts of 'long ago'

Editor's Note: This was the last “Nature Talks'' column written by Stacey Cole, who died on Nov. 30. Stacey wrote “Nature Talks'' on a weekly basis for more than 50 years before trading off every other week with Cheryl Kimball earlier this year.

Propane now fuels the new Mt. Washington SnowCoach

The propane-powered Mt. Washington SnowCoach is blazing a trail for a cleaner environment as passengers enjoy a scenic ride just above treeline to 4,200 feet for breathtaking views.

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.


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Dining & Food

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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Man loses wallet, but sanitation workers save his identity

Three days after losing his wallet earlier this month, Gregory Barnett had resigned himself to the notion that it was gone. He was getting ready to cancel his credit cards and apply for a new driver's license when his brother called to say the wallet had been returned untouched. A Manchester sanitation worker found the wallet among the kitchen scraps and other refuse in the back of a city trash truck.

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