"> en-us Theater provides creative outlet for kids The Windham Actors Guild has a new children's acting troupe and an upcoming show, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:13:00 EST Manchester mom turns to crowd funding for daughter's heart surgeries Manchester women with distinctly different needs ask for - and get - help via social media funding sites Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:49:00 EST Nature Talks Residents of a vacant lot A couple of weeks ago, I had an appointment for some maintenance on my car. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:12:00 EST 17 Special New Hampshire Picnic Spots Looking for a great way to spend some time with the family? Pack those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grab a cooler and pile the kids into the car for a one-of-a-kind picnic this summer. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:41:00 EST Rockingham Community Action Center reaches out to help Derry's needy Since opening in 2012, the Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center has quietly been making a difference in the lives of people who have fallen on hard times, administrators say. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:00 EST 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. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:13:00 EST Salem planners delay hearing on Italian cafe plan Earlier this week, the Planning Board continued a public hearing on the site plan for the new location for the popular Ralphie's Cafe Italiano restaurant. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:11:00 EST Local contestants sought for Ms. Senior America pageant This year's Ms. NH Senior America pageant will take place Aug. 13 in Milford. Windham resident Barbara Danais won the 2013 pageant. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:00 EST Club Briefs Big BrothersBig Sisters celebrates matches Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester hosted more than 125 'Bigs' and 'Littles' and their families at its annual Program Celebration on July 12 at Manchester Community College. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:00 EST Salem planners OK four-lot subdivision plan The Planning Board has approved Richard Mika's plan for a four-lot subdivision on Lakeshore Road and Goodridge Avenue. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:00 EST 'A Medium with a Message' to stop in Concord, Manchester Author and psychic Matthew Fraser presents 'A Medium with a Message Event on behalf of The Jack Ricker Foundation and Grieving Parents Siblings Charities' from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at The Office Suite, 211 Loudon Road in Concord. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:00 EST Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singersongwriter Amber Rubarth to perform in Keene Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singersongwriter Amber Rubarth serves up a night of folk song, stories and grooves through the ages at 730 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in a Monadnock Folklore Society show at The Walden School's Heberton Hall, 76 Winter St., Keene. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:00 EST Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln recounts a Camelot spoof Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln recounts a Camelot spoof that recalls not only the legend of 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' but 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' with a seriously silly show that includes some killer rabbits. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:00 EST Antique appraisal day set Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host an Antiques Appraisal Day Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Laconia Antiques Center, 601 Main St. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:00 EST Nashua Public Library welcomes cello duo Tutti Bassi, a cello duo featuring Colleen McGary-Smith and Sarah Freiburg, will perform at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., on Wednesday, July 30, at noon as part of the 2014 Bach's Lunch Concert series. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:00 EST Karen Morgan Pony Express to play Henniker concert July 29 Karen Morgan and Pony Express will play the Henniker Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Angela Robinson Bandstand on the grounds of the Community Center on Main Street. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:00 EST Cruise over to Bedford July 30 for display of 1950s, 1960s vehicles Cruise on over to Ridgewood Center to check out vintage vehicles from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:00 EST Shakespeare in the Park shows scheduled Nashua Theatre Guild will perform its 21st Annual Shakespeare in the Park production of 'As You Like It' at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, July 26-July 27, and Aug. 2-3, in Greeley Park. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:00 EST 'Guys and Dolls' return to Leddy Stage to mark 40 years It began with one particular guy and gal. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:00 EST New Hampshire Institute of Art presents exhibit in Peterborough The New Hampshire Institute of Art will present an exhibition featuring photography, visual arts and ceramics by its graduate programs faculty members through Aug. 30 at the Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:00 EST Milford's Family Fun Day set for Saturday Annual Family Fun Day, with music, dunk tank, bounce house, face painting, teen activities and field games, is set to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Keyes Field off Elm Street. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:00 EST 'Over the Pub' a humorous take on Irish family Part Neil Simon-esque comedy and part 'Angela's Ashes' poignancy, 'Over the Pub' is a heartwarmingly humorous look at a family's struggle to maintain normalcy amid the daily dramas of life in 1960s Ireland. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:49:00 EST Double lives drive apart taxi driver, families Take one taxi driver and two wives, mix with two wives, a stressed-out boarder and a senile father, and serve it up with a butcher knife and scuba gear, and you've got the recipe for 'Caught in the Net.' Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:49:00 EST Brewers fest comes to a head Saturday in Arms Park Raise a pint to summer at the Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest, which comes to a head Saturday at Arms Park in Manchester. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:49:00 EST Sharp-shooters set sights on regional cowboy championships Lawmen, desperados, cattle drovers, barkeeps and women of dubious distinction will once again descend on the Pelham Fish and Game Club this weekend for the ninth annual SASS New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:48:00 EST Ludacris Juicy J to perform Rapper Ludacris and Juicy J are headed to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook at 8 p.m., Saturday. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:48:00 EST Country celebrations across Granite State cheer summer season Nothing quite says New England like good old-fashioned summer country fairs, which begin in earnest throughout the Granite State in the next few weeks. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:47:00 EST Eagle Scout completes new bridge over Ash Bog Silas Johnson's presentation of his Eagle Scout project was met with positive feedback from the Conservation Commission. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:22:00 EST Windham schools proposal seeks to change administrative spending authority A public workshop on the proposed changes is scheduled for July 29. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:19:00 EST Salem planners OK 84-unit assisted living center The Planning Board gave the okay for a proposed 84-unitassistedlivingand Alzheimer's care unit for Sally Sweets Way, across from the Ingram Senior Center on Tuesday night. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:19:00 EST Citizens Helping Citizens names NH Children's Trust its Champion in Action On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Children's Trust was named a Champion in Action in the Strengthening Communities category of the Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities program. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:18:00 EST Pinkerton students' film up for awards in NH film fest A group of Pinkerton Academy film students sacrificed some of their summer vacation this year for the sake of art. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:17:00 EST Club Briefs Bedford Women's Club to begin club year with new member coffee The Bedford Women's Club will begin its club year with a coffee for new and prospective members at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:06:00 EST A fine California white with Texas roots It's one of those weeks again 8212 one of those weeks when I come across a very good wine that deserves a column all to itself, thanks to the California's Truchard family, which has been growing and making wine for some time in the Napa Valley. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:00 EST The secret for the Cider House Cafe's pancakes is in the blueberries A Vermont native who has called North Haverhill home since 1961, Diane Keith has been the breakfast chef at the Cider House Cafe at the Windy Ridge Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm for 10 of the cafe's 11 years. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:00 EST A funky take on an old-world pub at Harlow's in Peterborough Harlow's Pub in downtown Peterborough is much more than just a bar with food. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:00 EST Disc golf on verge of coming to Manchester The Queen City is known for having one of the only municipally-owned golf courses in the state, and soon it will be home to a new course 8212 one with forested paths instead of greens and discs in place of little white balls. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:35:00 EST QUEST summer camps moving to new communities QUEST, a free summer camp for middle school children started by Jaffrey and Rindge Rotarians, is slowly spreading from its start at Franklin Pierce University four years ago to other communities. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:35:00 EST Claremont begins demolishing old outdoor pool The demolition of the John McClane Clark Outdoor Pool at Veterans Park is underway. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:35:00 EST Acres of summer color, without irrigation Tucked away from the winding street at 425 Tibbetts Hill Road is the home of Real and Leslie Fallu 8212 a property filled with brilliant, fiery color in the second half of July each year, courtesy of Real Fallu's massive perennial gardens. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:08:00 EST The best parts of this NH summer I'm feeling sluggish and summery and delightfully lazy, so this month's column will be in list form, dedicated to the best parts of a New Hampshire summer. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:04:00 EST