"> en-us United Way seeks donations as part of 'Giving Tuesday' Giving Tuesday takes place today, an effort in its fourth year to encourage the generosity and charitable nature of people following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Granite United Way said. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:16:00 EST Ossipee man has 40 years of volunteer service at McGregor Memorial EMS For 40 years, Patrick Ahearn has volunteered for McGregor Memorial EMS, and he still loves what he does. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:59:00 EST Communities mourn PSU student and WMRS graduate killed in car crash Sunday A 21-year-old Plymouth State University student has been identified as the victim of a fatal car crash. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:55:00 EST New shoes sought in drive for Manchester school children A shoe drive, intended to provide new shoes to Manchester school children, gets underway Tuesday. It is being hosted by the Currier Museum of Art and Webster Elementary School. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:01:00 EST Derry Holiday Parade canceled over weekend After 28 consecutive years, the 29th annual Derry Holiday Parade was canceled over the weekend because of rain. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:59:00 EST Stratham mom dedicated to helping veterans now fighting to save her life Jo-Ann Clark has been trying to save the lives of troubled veterans since her son's suicide five years ago after he returned from Iraq, but now she's in a fight to save her own life. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:38:00 EST With Christmas on the way, tree farm at The Rocks Estate getting busy With Thanksgiving Day a memory, people's thoughts are turning to Christmas, which for many will mean a trip to The Rocks Estate to find the perfect tree. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:35:00 EST Christian coffee house to offer meals to homeless A Christian-themed coffee house that provides lunches three times a week to the poor and homeless has leased space at the former Manchester police station and plans to provide breakfast and lunch to the homeless on most days, organizers said. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:35:00 EST NH Senior Notes Plymouth Regional Senior Center to host annual Festival of Trees The eighth annual Festival of Trees will take place from 1030 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., as part of the town's holiday celebration. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:35:00 EST Festival of Trees returns to Antrim for sixth season The sixth annual Festival of Trees drew hundreds to the Antrim library Saturday. More than 100 trees and holiday displays are part of the festival, said Kristy Boule, a member of the festival committee. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:34:00 EST Laconia Holiday Parade brings families together Crowds of families were hurrying down the streets to downtown Laconia late Sunday afternoon as the annual Laconia Holiday Parade was about to begin. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:34:00 EST Freezin' for a reason Waterville Valley's 3rd annual Cold Turkey Plunge raises record amount for adaptive sports In an annual display of creativity, kindness 8212 and questionable judgment 8212 more than 100 intrepid souls, including pirates, elves, and self-described idiots, braved the chilly waters of Corcoran Pond to raise a record sum for the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports program. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:44:00 EST Bootcamp to benefit Boys Girls Clubs On Saturday, Jeremy's Bootcamp will donate all proceeds from classes to the Boys Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire. All are welcome to participate admission to a Bootcamp class is a donation of any amount. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:40:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guide Lines Hunter's gun no match for bear A bird hunt got more than a bit hairy when a bear happened by. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:32:00 EST Operation Transformation New Manchester-based charity empowering domestic abuse victims Lesa Aubrey has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including a new smile, a new sense of confidence and a new outlook on life after years of suffering silently at the hands of an abusive husband. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:01:00 EST State retail association sees a good season for shoppers and shop owners Christmas shopping should reach its maximum frenzy in about three weeks. Cheaper gas and an improving economy should help boost sales this year, according to the head of the New Hampshire Retail Association. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:51:00 EST Julie Jason's Your Money Some advice for navigating Social Security online, by phone I've received a number of letters asking for help with Social Security and Medicare questions. While there are sources of information on the topic, it's always best to start with official government sources. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:17:00 EST Sign commemorates Matthew Thornton, 1 of 3 New Hampshire men to sign Declaration of Independence Matthew Thornton became the first president of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and associate justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:04:00 EST A grand Illumination Wentworth by the Sea lights up with family event on Dec. 8 One of the '100 best hotels in the world,' according to Travel Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, will soon kick off the holiday season with thousands of lights, family-focused festivities and Santa's arrival by horse and carriage. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:41:00 EST Crowds fill NH shopping centers for Black Friday sales some lament deals that got away Shop. Sleep. Repeat. New Hampshirites share their Black Friday experiences. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:34:00 EST Protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street on Black Friday Thousands of people marched on Chicago's most prestigious shopping street on Friday, disrupting business on one of the busiest U.S. retail days, to protest the shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:05:00 EST Elvis tribute artist also serves the 'true king' When David King was called into the ministry of pastoring at Ebenezer United Brethren Church in 2003, he said, he realized 'that I sang songs about the king of rock 'n' roll, but now I'm serving and working for the true king.' Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:25:00 EST Monadnock region wears Plaid Friday well For bookshop owner Willard Williams, who owns Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough, Keene and Milford, Plaid Friday is about not losing ground to the online competitors. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:53:00 EST Shoppers from all over out on the seacoast for Black Friday Shoppers from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts hit The Mall at Fox Run and The Crossings on Black Friday. Even though the mall opened on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m., and some stores stayed open all night, there were still plenty of people out on Friday afternoon. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:34:00 EST For many shoppers, 'Black Friday' a disappointment Shoppers in stores Friday morning found lower prices, but the most attractive sale items were long gone. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:37:00 EST NH Club Notes Buntin Rumford Webster DAR plans meeting, recognizes Good Citizens The Buntin Rumford Webster Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1130 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Cityside Grille, 25 Manchester St. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:19:00 EST Slopeside with Kathleen Baglio Humphreys Bretton Woods, Wildcat and Loon open for the season this week Skiers and riders were thankful that Bretton Woods, Loon Mountain and Wildcat Mountain were open for some runs on Thanksgiving Day. A handful of additional resorts are opening today with more to follow next weekend. Let the ski season begin! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:19:00 EST Keene State College Orchestra has been bringing community together for 20 years The Keene State College Orchestra is presenting a concert of well-known music from ballet at the Redfern Art Center Wednesday. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:19:00 EST Win tickets to see Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Enter to win tickets to see Disney on Ice Dare to Dream presented by YoKids at the Verizon Wireless Arena from January 27-31, 2016. Sat, 07 Nov 2015 19:11:00 EST