"> en-us 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. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:20:00 EST 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. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:59:00 EST NH's teen pregnancy still lowest nationwide For years, New Hampshire has had the lowest teen birth rate in the country. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:46:00 EST Miss New Hampshire determined to bring home national crown Since being crowned Miss New Hampshire in May, Megan Cooley has been preparing to walk on an even bigger stage. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:34:00 EST 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. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:30:00 EST Food Bank director gets national honor The director of New Hampshire Food Bank has been named the 2014 National Chair of Hunger Action Month, according to a release. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:07:00 EST Checking out the classic rides at Cruising Downtown classic car show in Manchester The 13th annual Cruising Downtown classic car show was hosted by the Manchester Rotary Club, Saturday afternoon. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:56:00 EST 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. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:26:00 EST 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. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:22:00 EST Families First in Portsmouth offers parenting classes Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, is offering several free classes for parents next month. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:45:00 EST New Hampshire preview of events beginning Aug. 31 Events throughout New Hampshire beginning Aug. 31. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:35:00 EST Bedford boys soccer scores in double-OT to tip Manchester Central Bedford High's Alden Skillings got behind the Central defense on a throw-in and beat Manchester Central goalie Alec Patterson at point blank range to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 double-overtime win in the Division I season opener for both teams. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:00 EST Bedford Bison NH baseball 38 champs for 2014 The Bedford Bison earned the 2014 New Hampshire Baseball 38 state championship. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:40:00 EST NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Aug. 26 This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Aug. 26. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:43:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks Orioles, catbirds, robins line up for grape jelly IN RECENT columns we have written about Hazel, the fledgling crow that was picked up a year ago by a long-time reader. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:32:00 EST Bedford man accused of sexually assaulting 2 children A Bedford man was arrested Friday on charges he sexually assaulted two children. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:22:00 EST Londonderry firefighters on mission to make sure children won't be cold Local firefighters are joining forces with Project Warm to purchase new coats for kids in need. In Londonderry, members of the firefighters' union expect to purchase at least 100 coats. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:50:00 EST Salem considers legal action over damaged school gym floor at Lancaster Elementary In the coming weeks, school officials will be removing the gym floor at the Lancaster Elementary School while the School Board meets with legal counsel to consider possible legal action against contractors responsible for installing the floor. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:07:00 EST Great NH Restaurants to expand its charitable efforts with A longtime supporter of non-profit organizations within the Granite State, Great New Hampshire Restaurants, owner of T-Bones, Cactus Jack's and the Copper Door, has taken its next step in its charitable giving by establishing its own non-profit trust, Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:10:00 EST Win tickets to see Steven Wright Enter to win a paid of 2 tickets to see Steven Wright on November 7, 2014 at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:30:00 EST Enter to win tickets to see Paula Poundstone Enter to win a pair of 2 tickets to see Paula Poundstone on October 11, 2014 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:25:00 EST Former mini-golf course to transform into botanical gardens Salem gets more than its share of retail stores and restaurants approved by the Planning Board along Rte. 28, but the latest plan approved for 350 North Broadway should bring more than a touch of nature to the busy roadway. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:07:00 EST Flash mob stands as one in Manchester for campaign to end childhood homelessness Workers in the downtown area made a quick appearance at Veterans Park on Thursday, gathering as a flash mob to raise the awareness of the 'I Am One' campaign to end . Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:36:00 EST NH Club Briefs Danbury Grange plans fair, 'Living Sustainably' session Blazing Star Grange's 100th annual Community Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at or around the Grange Hall, Routes 4 and 104. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:31:00 EST Gov. Hassan signs ATV bills, opens new North Country connector trail A year ago, she oversaw the opening of the Ride the Wilds off-highway recreational vehicle trail system and on Thursday, Gov. Maggie Hassan was back in the North Country where she did the ribbon-cutting honors for a critical north-south connector trail. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:47:00 EST Exhibit serves as 'Witness' to Civil Rights Movement As the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s raged in political forums, artists were mounting their own insurgency in hopes their works could help change the way people perceived the world around them. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:16:00 EST Triplet-feature film lineup explores a bit of animal magnetism A couple of film screenings are going to the dogs 8212 and elephants and a couple of horses as well. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:00 EST Brian Regan brings wit to Capitol Center Funnyman Brian Regan, has signed onto the Capitol Center for the Arts' fall lineup. Regan has combined his trademark physicality and witty writing in comedy discs including 'All By Myself,' 'The Epitome of Hyperbole,' 'Standing Up' and 'I Walked on the Moon.' Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:00 EST Rockers Guster to blow through Manchester 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 730 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in Manchester. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:00 EST Lipizzan stallions high-step into NH BRETTON WOODS 8212 Herrmanns' Original Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are at the Omni Mount Washington Resort Friday through Labor Day. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:00 EST The Portsmouth Underbelly Tour exposes the seedy side of Seacoast lore The Portsmouth Underbelly Tour, which aims to expose the seedy side of Seacoast lore, finishes up its season with programs Saturdays and Mondays at 6 p.m. through Sept. 22 on the corner of State and Pleasant streets. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:13:00 EST Tom Keifer from Cinderella to play Tupelo Music Hall Best known as singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer will play the Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry, in an 8 p.m. show Sunday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:13:00 EST Ryan Kelley piece donated to Auction for the Arts 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. An online auction of works culminates today with final bids and a showing at the CFA Members' Reception at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association's Knowlton House in Sunapee Harbor. Admission cost for... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:12:00 EST Peter Ridabock of Ridabock Glass on display in Exeter 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. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:12:00 EST Labor Day Weekend fairs drops state into end-of-summer fun Generally viewed as the symbolic end of summer, Labor Day Weekend also is home to various country fairs across New Hampshire. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:11:00 EST Labor Day Celebration parades into Francestown Francestown is gearing up for its 97th Labor Day Celebration, a tradition begun during World War II as a Red Cross Fundraiser. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 EST Lady Antebellum to perform in the Lakes Region Lady Antebellum, the Grammy-winning country tour de force that most recently released its 'Golden' CD,' will sail into the Lakes Region for a Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's show Sunday at 7 p.m. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 EST Funny stuff on stage at Concord's Penuche's Regional laugh-makers will receive honors in the NH Comedy Awards at Penuche's Ale House in Bicentennial Square, Concord, on Monday, Sept. 1. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:08:00 EST Colbie Caillat shows both sides of self in 'Try' At the start of Colbie Caillat's recent video, 'Try,' a group of women smile boldly into the camera, while some appear troubled. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:08:00 EST Club Briefs Matthew Thornton DAR members attend service Four members of the Matthew Thornton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Nashua attended the 67th N.H. State Organization of DAR's service at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on Aug. 9. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:02:00 EST 'Cruising Downtown' event in Manchester this Saturday More than 500 classic cars take over downtown Manchester this Saturday for Cruising Downtown, a family-friendly event that includes live entertainment and a Kids' Zone. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:58:00 EST Salem town manager talks of funding cut to CART program For the third year in a row, Town Manager Keith Hickey has recommended cutting the town's contribution to the Cooperative Alliance for Transportation CART public transportation service. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:58:00 EST Fish Game gets bat disease grant New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials will receive a 20,500 grant from the federal government to support efforts to combat a disease that has killed millions of bats across the country, 1st District Congressman Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, announced. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:58:00 EST 99 students from Hooksett to attend Pinkerton as freshmen for new school year School officials said they anticipate a routine trip for 99 freshmen students from Hooksett to Pinkerton Academy on Thursday for the first day of classes. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:42:00 EST Windham band director's love of music pays off Jared Cassedy's parents instilled a love of music in him and his siblings that has lasted a lifetime. That love of music could carry Cassedy, the Windham High School band and district fine arts director, to the stage of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles later this year. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:41:00 EST