"> en-us Officials Hampton sewer failure did not contaminate water for Penguin Plunge charity event A sewer line failure that sent wastewater into the Tide Mill Creek saltmarsh area in Hampton poses no threat to the hundreds of participants expected to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at this weekend's Penguin Plunge, officials said Friday. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:39:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks Amidst changes during the year, the yearly cycle stays the same As every year comes to a close, I am as ridiculously surprised by the shortening of the day as my mother seems to be by the onset of Christmas. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:28:00 EST Derry Frost Festival's outdoor activities on Beaver Lake cancelled due to thin ice conditions indoor activities to go on But indoor activities scheduled for the 17th annual Frost Festival will still take place as planned, according to organizers. The festival is scheduled to run from Feb. 12 through Feb. 14. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:28:00 EST Visibility is key for school resource officers Part counselors, part law enforcement and educators, school resource officers are there to keep kids safe Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:12:00 EST NH Club Notes Concord Coachmen Chorus offers singing Valentines The Concord Coachmen Chorus is offering a different way to say 'I Love you' or 'Thank you' 8212 a singing Valentine delivered by a barbershop quartet. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:22:00 EST Slopeside with Kathleen Baglio Humphreys Virtual 2016, Park and Pike Open Series returns The Park and Pike Open Series is back and gearing up for the Virtual 2016 competition, expecting big air to win big bucks with 50,000 in prizes up for grabs. Set up the video camera and perform your best tricks, then submit your performance to North Face. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:07:00 EST Pond hockey organizers say the ice will be nice The organizers of the New England Pond Hockey Classic have moved their tournament to Lake Waukewan in Meredith because there is no ice on Lake Winnipesaukee's Meredith Bay, the classic's usual home. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:23:00 EST Manchester woman raising money to open shelter for overdose victims Convinced that she's found the soft spot in efforts to prevent drug deaths, a local woman has started raising money to open a short-term shelter for overdose victims to bed down while they wait for treatment opportunities. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:15:00 EST NH Club Notes NH garden club federation part of 'Farm and Forest' New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs members from across the state volunteered to help at an exhibition booth at the 'Farm and Forest Exposition' at the Radisson Hotel on Jan. 22 and 23. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:42:00 EST 'Married Alive' musical dinner-theater set in Manchester Erin and Paul have just gotten married and couldn't be more excited Ron and Diane have been married for years and aren't so excited anymore. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST 'Surviving Evil' play in Nashua, Manchester The Manchester Community Theatre Players will present a tour of the multi-media production of 'Surviving Evil The Holocaust.' Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Pantos Project teams with PSU for dance showcase Plymouth State University and members of Boston's Pantos Project will bring together area dancers of all ages and experience levels for master classes capped by a gala performance at the Silver Center for the Arts Saturday. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Lion Dance performance at Bonsai's Restaurant Sunday The internationally known dance troupe Woo Chings' White Crane Kung Fu will give a free performance of the Lion Dance on Sunday at noon in the parking lot of Bonsai's Restaurant, 2264 Candia Road, near the Massabesic Traffic Circle. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Fire and Ice Festival organizers hope for more snow, less heat The third annual Portsmouth Fire and Ice Festival festival, scheduled to run Feb. 10-15 through the Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend, aims to bring tourism to the state during the shoulder season, that space between peak tourist times. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Vertical Express Series makes first stop on national tour at Lincoln ski area The first stop of the Can Do Multiple Sclerosis 31st annual Vertical Express Series will be at Loon Mountain Saturday. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Aerosmith tribute band headed to Rochester Steven Tyler doppelganger Neil Byrnes, front man of the Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line, has portrayed the iconic rocker on MTV and VH1. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Ringo to bring All Starr Band to Gilford Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band have joined the 2016 lineup at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST 'Almost, Maine' heats up when snow storm hits It's a blustery Friday night, and Almost, Maine so named because it never really organized into a town is buried in snow. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST 'Moon for the Misbegotten' to brighten NH stages The Walnut Street Theatre's presentation of 'A Moon for the Misbegotten,' Eugene O'Neill's story about two lost souls coming together on a Connecticut tenant farm, comes into view this month at two Granite State college campuses. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Currier Museum of Art takes fierce look at artistry, architecture and attitude In the past six weeks, The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester has stepped up efforts for an elaborate exhibition, and there are plenty of reasons why they're calling this one 'Killer Heels The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe.' Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST HBO to premiere documentary about frontline journalist's legacy Nearly 1-12 years after he was executed by Islamic State terrorists, James Foley's legacy continues as HBO premieres a documentary Saturday night about his life and efforts to shine a camera on some of the most dangerous parts of the world. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:00 EST Manchester 'Fat Tuesday 5k' primary day road race postponed MANCHESTER - Citing concerns over access to downtown Manchester for voters and members of the media on primary election day, organizers of the 'Fat Tuesday 5K' race scheduled for Feb. 9 have postponed the event to Feb. 13. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:24:00 EST Teachers' contract, budget, tuition agreement top Candia School District warrant The fate of a collective bargaining agreement between the Candia School Board and the Candia Education Association lies with the voters, who will have a chance to discuss the contract during a deliberative session on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:36:00 EST Candia sees value in school resource officers Being a school resource officer requires a special kind of person - one who can build a rapport with students and staff, be a positive role model, skillfully conduct investigations and interviews, communicate well with a wide range of people, speak in front of groups, work collaboratively with others and solve serious problems. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:33:00 EST Hooksett voters to discuss school district warrant on Feb. 5 Voters will take up a proposed teachers' agreement, operating budget and tuition agreement during the first session of the Hooksett School District meeting on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:23:00 EST Communities see value in school resource officers During any day at Bedford High School, officer William 'Spike' Donahue can be seen in the hallways while students are walking to their next classes. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:19:00 EST Nominations sought for senior volunteer awards CONCORD -- Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Joseph D. Vaughan Awards honoring New Hampshire senior volunteers, the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:53:00 EST Bobcat hunting proposal draws mixed reviews at hearing LANCASTER - Orange is already the color of opposition to the Northern Pass energy transmission project but now it is also the color of support for bringing back the seasonal hunting and trapping of bobcats. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:59:00 EST Our Gourmet The Black Trumpet is a cut far, far above There are times when going out to eat is routine. Then there are times when the experience is high-quality and very enjoyable. And then there are those rare moments when it is exquisite. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:56:00 EST Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard 'Spectacular' finds a white and three reds If I were to spend the rest of my weekly wine writing career covering the 2016 Easter Seals tasting, it's unlikely I would finish for sure, a few weeks won't cover it. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:56:00 EST Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen Your Super Bowl party can still have a New England flavor Are you still disappointed that the Patriots won't be playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday? Understandable, but come on, cheer up! Focus on the good 8212 the good food, that is. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:56:00 EST Lack of snow prompts cancellation of Laconia sled dog derby The city's sled dog races have fallen victim to the warm weather. According to Jen Lyman, one of the organizers of the 87th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby, the races were cancelled late Tuesday because of a severe lack of snow. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:48:00 EST Win tickets to see comedian Juston McKinney Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see the Juston McKinney on March 25, 2016 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:35:00 EST State law may protect Seabrook fisherman caught in boat battle A fisherman who is fighting a local zoning ordinance that bans boats from front yards in the Seabrook Beach Village District may be protected under state law, according to legislators. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:49:00 EST Snowmobile registrations down, conditions poor, but hope abounds for rebound Despite closing the Bear Notch Trail System here Monday due to icy conditions, Chris Gamache, the chief of the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails, is certain that there is some good snowmobiling left in the 2015-2016 season. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:49:00 EST Newport Winter Carnival aims to draw crowd The oldest continuous town winter carnival in the country is celebrating its 100th birthday this week. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:46:00 EST