"> en-us Contributions will buy winter coats for kids Manchester firefighters will be undertaking several efforts to raise money for new winter coats for needy elementary-school aged children who live in the city. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:10:00 EST Bedford Fire Dept. to hold live burn exercise Saturday The Bedford Fire Department will hold a live burn exercise this Saturday, and the community is invited to participate as spectators. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:10:00 EST Guns, trash and vandalism spoil Bow wooded area Someone is dumping their trash illegally in the Nottingcook Forest in Bow even after Boy Scouts have spent hours cleaning it. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:09:00 EST Windham charter school group gaining an ally After many months of debate, the Educational Choices Foundation ECF, the nonprofit group hoping to build a public charter school in Windham, has reached an agreement with the local school district. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:09:00 EST Londonderry teen turns to Facebook in the spirit of giving As word continues to spread, a Londonderry High School sophomore's Facebook post seeking a local family she might adopt for the holidays has grown into something much bigger. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:07:00 EST Woodland Storybook Walk invites attendees to stroll enchanted forest The enchanted woodlands at Pine Hill Waldorf School will come alive with storybook characters Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to foster the imagination of children. Woodland Storybook Walk is designed to be a non-scary Halloween alternative for families with young children. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:07:00 EST Gundalow donated to Dover park The Garrison City will soon have a new feature to its downtown area 8212 the Capt. Edward H. Adams, a gundalow built in 1982. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:04:00 EST Claremont to celebrate manufacturing and jazz roots Sunday at 250th A lighting ceremony on Sunday to dedicate the sculpture created to mark the city's 250th anniversary will be preceded by a jazz concert as part of the city's birthday celebration. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:04:00 EST Former Windham skate park may become gathering place for seniors The skateboarding park was shuttered by the recreation commission and local police in September 2012, following multiple incidents of destructive behavior, vandalism and unruly clientele. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Manchester event will honor those who have battled pancreatic cancer A PurpleLight New Hampshire ceremony Sunday night in Veterans Park will celebrate survivors and honor the loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:00 EST NH Club Briefs Annual spaghetti supper benefits scholarship fund The New Boston Fire Department Auxiliary's annual Sarah Moody Scholarship Spaghetti Supper is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the New Boston fire station. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:00 EST Bedford initiative aims to fight youth substance abuse Health care professionals from around the state gathered in at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center in Bedford on Wednesday to discuss efforts to curb substance abuse by young people in New Hampshire. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:51:00 EST Choreographer Douglas Webster returns home with ice-dancing show Skating choreographer Douglas Webster, who first took to the ice in his childhood years in the White Mountains, skates back into the Granite State this weekend with an ensemble of international and Olympic competitors. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:18:00 EST Pianist Sean Chen to lead concert, master class at Philips Exeter Academy Pianist Sean Chen, the first American since 1997 to earn an award in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Phillips Church, 61 Front St. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:00 EST Oil paintings, mixed-media featured in new exhibit Oil paintings by Doreen Boissonneault and mixed-media works by Michelle Beliveau are on display from Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 22, at East Colony Fine Art galleries, 55 S. Commercial St., Manchester. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:10:00 EST Pastel Society opens sixth annual juried exhibit The Pastel Society of New Hampshire opens its sixth annual national juried exhibition, 'It's Pastel,' at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery, 10 Middle St. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:08:00 EST Jonee Earthquake band shakes Shaskeen Jonee Earthquake band plays a CD-release party for its '16 Greatest Hits, Volume 3' release, Saturday night at The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant, 909 Elm St., Manchester. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:00 EST George Benson pays jazzy tribute to genre pioneer Nat King Cole George Benson, whose most recent disc pays homage to Nat King Cole, plays The Music Hall in Portsmouth in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:00 EST Aardvark Jazz Orchestra conjures big-band era in Claremont show The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra in its 4 p.m. concert Sunday at the Claremont Opera House will spotlight a time when this Granite State city was a mainstay for touring swing bands. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:00 EST PSU Symphonic Band gets a new start with contemporary wind, band works The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band visits some 'New Beginnings' with a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Silver Center for the Arts on campus. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:00 EST Be city official, concerned citizen for a night Want to become the mayor of Keene, or perhaps a city council member or even a concerned citizen for one night? Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:05:00 EST Dartmouth alum returns to campus with 'Laggies' Dartmouth College alum Alix Madigan, a producer of independent films including 'Winter's Bone' with actress Jennifer Lawrence, returns to the Hanover campus with her latest project, an indie-comedy that screens at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:03:00 EST It's 'Last Call' for Irish rock band Black 47 It's a self-imposed last call for Black 47, an Irish rock band whose upcoming Londonderry show at the Tupelo Music Hall is part of its final tour dates. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:00 EST Fall Craft Fair at Stratham Municipal Center Saturday The fourth annual Wiggin Memorial Library Fall Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Stratham Municipal Center, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:01:00 EST Guitarist Ed Gerhard to perform at Wakefield Opera House Saturday Grammy Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard will perform at The Wakefield Opera House, 2 High St., Sanbornville, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 EST New connections made when 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' rings Jean is sitting at a cafe when a man's cell phone rings. And rings. And keeps on ringing. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 EST Cirk La Putyka's 'Slapstick Sonata' opens U.S. Tour in New Hampshire On a stage set to look like a darkened warehouse, workers on the overnight shift slowly break out of their monotonous routine. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 EST It's Shakespeare mixed with 'American Idol' What if Lady Macbeth channeled Beyonce for a rendition of 'Run the World Girls? Or Romeo and Juliet broke it down on the dance floor to 'Bad Romance,' while Mercutio tripped out to 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'? Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 EST 'Biloxi Blues' marks veterans troupe's first production Veterans In Performing Arts VIPA will present Neil Simon's poignant comedy 'Biloxi Blues' as the first show of its season. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 EST 'It's a Wonderful Life' to be performed at Leddy Center this fall Frank Capra's tale of George Bailey and his Christmas Eve visit with a guardian angel takes the stage at the Leddy Center's performance of 'It's a Wonderful Life.' Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 EST Actress returns to home-state stage as Emily Dickinson New Hampshire native Jennifer Burke will return to the Granite State in a production that highlights a New England literary legend. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Jennifer Porter talks 'Easy Living' Vocalist, pianist, actress and screenwriter Jennifer Porter will perform in a Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project concert and chat with the audience at 430 p.m. Sunday at The Press Room, 77 Daniel St., Portsmouth. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Enchanted forest grows in Concord The McLane Audubon Center on Silk Farm Road in Concord will host its annual Enchanted Forest from 430 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Halloween Howl serves up early treats This year's Halloween Howl , with early trick-or-treating, is set for 530 to 730 p.m. Friday at downtown businesses. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Mary Chapin Carpenter making tour stop at Lebanon Opera House Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will play an acoustic show at the Lebanon Opera House at 730 p.m. Sunday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Anne Rice talks about vampire chronicles, creating sequel with teeth For best-selling author Anne Rice, who is best known for her popular series 'The Vampire Chronicles,' her decision to write supernatural fiction was not so much by choice, but by discovery. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:00 EST Granite State communities resurrect zombie walks, unearth ghoulish glee Despite the frequent groaning, the blood-splattered clothes and the generally disruptive behavior, no one's really having a bad day. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:56:00 EST New addresses planned for Pelham residents Selectmen are holding a public hearing next week to announce a number of street name and address changes that are proposed to make it easier for emergency responders to find houses in the town. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:31:00 EST Salem elementary school to close The School Board unanimously voted to close the Haigh Elementary School as part of an elementary school realignment plan at its Tuesday night meeting. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:30:00 EST Alex Preston to perform in Nashua in December Alex Preston will take the stage on Dec. 13 at the Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua as part of Symphony New Hampshire's Holiday Pops concert. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:29:00 EST NH Club Briefs Bow Garden Club celebrates 50 years Members of the Bow Garden Club recently celebrated the club's 50th anniversary with a wine and cheese party, inviting former club presidents and members to join them in their celebration. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:23:00 EST A taste of Bermuda just west of Exit 20 Onions at the Tilton Inn Turn right at Exit 20 for some great food Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:38:00 EST Former software engineer spices up her life Shelly Wolcott, a one-time software engineer, is a self-confessed foodie. Her new line of herb and spice blends that have found their way into more than 200 supermarkets including Market Basket and Hannaford in less than two years. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:38:00 EST A good everyday drinking wine revisited If you were to go by the flagship wine magazines like Wine Spectator, you might think that nobody ever drinks a bottle of wine under 95 and that most people in the world have in their cellars case after case of Bordeaux first growths and a flagship Pinot Noirs. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:37:00 EST Pelham firefighters wearing pink for breast cancer awareness Pelham's firefighters have traded in their blue uniform shirts for something a little brighter this month. The entire department is wearing pink this month to raise awareness for breast cancer. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:08:00 EST