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Arts & Entertainment

Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun

Arena Concerts to rock the big screen at the Capitol Center

If you feel like summer just passed you by and you missed all the big concerts either because they were too expensive or they just didn't fit your schedule, there is a way you can make it up.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Technicians work with a family and featured animal in the rural Siamese jungle during the filming of the 1927's “Chang.”

Triplet-feature film lineup explores a bit of animal magnetism

A couple of film screenings are going to the dogs — and elephants and a couple of horses as well.

Barkley L. Hendricks titled his 1969 oil and gold leaf piece

Exhibit serves as 'Witness' to Civil Rights Movement

TOUR NEWS: Alternative rock band Guster, which is slated to release a new disc next year, will kick off its 15th Anniversary Red Jacket Weekend with a Palace Theatre show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in Manchester.

Rockers Guster to blow through Manchester

BRIAN REGAN

Brian Regan brings wit to Capitol Center

GLASS EXHIBIT: Peter Ridabock of Ridabock Glass has been named September artist of the month at Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St. Ridabock, who teaches glass blowing at colleges, art centers and at his East Kingston studio, creates pieces that range from tumblers and bowls to vases and sculptural works.

Peter Ridabock of Ridabock Glass on display in Exeter

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

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.

For more than 50 years the Francestown 5 Road Race has been a big part of the Francestown Labor Day event with a 5K and 8K event for kids and adults.

Francestown's Labor Day Festival offers four days of fun

Closing in on a century of festivities while giving back to the community has kept the Labor Day events going strong.

Merrimack to replace bridge over Baboosic River

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

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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

Rosaly Bass moved to New Hampshire with her husband, Perkins, in 1973 and immediately started gardening.

Rosaly Bass' Peterborough kitchen garden grew to a certified organic 25-acre farm

It starts with a plot of dirt and hope. For 77-year-old Rosaly Bass, that hope took her from a quarter-acre kitchen garden to a 25-acre career and two books.

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NH People

Marie Sletterink, sitting in the center, is surrounded by family and friends during her 100th birthday celebration Aug. 20 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown.

Marie Sletterink celebrates 100th birthday

On Aug. 20, Marie Sletterink celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Hillsborough County Nursing Home along with entertainment, cake and ice cream.

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