"> en-us Penguin Plungers take a dip at Hampton Beach for a good cause More than 1,000 plungers who braved the chilly air and water temps for this weekend's Penguin Plunge, which raised 553,000 for Special Olympics New Hampshire. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:31:00 EST 'Granite State Challenge' opens with Nashua win The 32nd season of 'Granite State Challenge' opened with a 740 to 220 win by Nashua High School South over John Stark Regional High School in Weare. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:32:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guide Lines Fish tales of Atlantic Salmon Brad and the Dickster were smart and checked in with Stevie Courshesne at Steve's Sportsmen's Den to get our special permits for New Hampshire Atlantic Salmon fishing on the Merrimack River. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:22:00 EST Ice hardens just in time for Meredith's 2016 New England Pond Hockey Classic After two consecutive very cold nights - an unusual occurrence of late in the Lakes Region - the ice on Lake Waukewan was good for skating and great for pond hockey on Saturday, according to players at the 2016 New England Pond Hockey Classic. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:25:00 EST Danube cruise lets cyclists explore along legendary river My husband and I chose this cruise on AmaWaterways specifically because it offered bicycle excursions, on an itinerary that started in Vienna, stopped in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria, and finished a few miles south of Bucharest, Romania. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:10:00 EST 'Belle of the Ball' prom dress drive to begin Monday for young women with financial restraints The 12th annual Caring Partners' 'Belle of the Ball' prom dress drive for New England high school girls in need will kick off Monday and run through March 26. It will culminate in a Boutique Day on Saturday, April 2, in Boston, during which girls will be invited for a day of shopping and pampering. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:54:00 EST Julie Jason's Your Money How to put a freeze on your credit record and what it will do You might recall last year's cybersecurity attack that compromised the U.S. Office of Personnel Management OPM database. I received an email from 'Mathew,' who experienced the breach personally. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:30:00 EST Historic marker at NH State Library lauds state's Presidential Primary The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide primaries that are part of the process to choose delegates for the national conventions. Its importance comes from its massive media coverage in which even minor candidates are given a national stage. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:14:00 EST Rob Burbank's Outdoors with the AMC All over outdoors in winter Despite Punxsutawney Phil's recent prognostication to the contrary, the calendar tells us there's still plenty of winter in store. And there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and enjoy it. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:28:00 EST 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 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 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