delivers the lastest news, sports and opinion in New Hampshire. News/Sports/Business/Entertainment/Opinion Copyright 2017 Union Leader Corp. en-us Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:46:00 EST (Carl Perreault) Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:46:00 EST (Carl Perreault) Carlicus ( New Hampshire Union Leader - Headlines New Hampshire news, sports and opinion 144 54 Dying veteran gets final wish, enjoys new Star Wars film The force was with Ron Villemaire on Saturday as the dying veteran was transported by ambulance to an Epping movie theater to catch the latest Star Wars' blockbuster, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:08:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Thoughts fly from pines to crows and stoic owls Nature Talks column Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:46:00 EST Weekend Highlights: Dec. 16-17, 2017 For more information on any of these listings, visit our calendar site,, and type the event ID number into the box at the top of the homepage. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:31:00 EST Keno 603 launch met with enthusiasm in NH Keno 603 launched in more than 40 locations in six New Hampshire communities, including Manchester and Nashua. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:18:00 EST NH Club News: Sandown Garden Club hosts holiday workshop Sandown Garden Club members met on a recent Saturday morning for their annual holiday workshop. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:11:00 EST Keno 603 begins today in Manchester and across the state Keno 603 officially launches in Manchester and other municipalities around New Hampshire today, state lottery officials said. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:10:00 EST Winter Notes: Riding into a Christmas card scene on a horse-drawn winter tour It was just starting to snow as we returned to the barn after a trail ride through field and forest in a scene that could have inspired the lyrics of that old holiday favorite, 'Jingle Bells. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:09:00 EST Hooksett pedestrian bridge work wrappping up for winter Work on the new pedestrian bridge in town will be wrapping up for the winter, while a solution to mismatched sections is still being sought. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:10:00 EST What time is it?Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke is a picturesque walk through three centuries There are moments when time seems to blur around the edges here.The stark white of today's LED world flickers and dims long enough for the past to materialize in candle-lit lanes, drawing rooms and shops.In the Seacoast's Puddle Dock neighborhood, Strawbery Banke Museum has long given shape to the people who have... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:52:00 EST The Twelve Days of Christmas in N.H. We narrow down the twelve N.H. things that we think qualify for the 12 Days of Christmas. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:36:00 EST Funding challenge arises in dam rehab project Some financial hurdles will need to be overcome before work can begin on the rehabilitation of a dam in town, but officials remain hopeful it won't delay the project. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00:00 EST NH Club News: Meredith Lions members contribute to community Lions International has asked each Lions club around the world to create a legacy project to commemorate 100 years of Lions and promote the next 100 years. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:00 EST Out-of-place elf finds home in MoCo musical MoCo Arts Teens Musical Theatre presents 'Elf the Musical Jr.' at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Granite State artists to shine in 'Christmas with Rocking Horse Studio' showcase in Concord Rocking Horse Studio returns with a holiday showcase of New Hampshire musicians at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke is a picturesque walk through three centuries There are moments when time seems to blur around the edges here. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Wizards of Winter: Husband-and-wife team to play Granite State This Christmas, shake up your holiday entertainment agenda with a little rock 'n' roll magic. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Contest winners to hear sounds of the season at Boston Pops show Four lucky Granite State residents won tickets in a New Hampshire Union Leader contest to the Boston Pops Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the SNHU Arena. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Grammy-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard offers Christmas concert on Seacoast Grammy Award-winning instrumental guitartist Ed Gerhard presents his 35th Annual Christmas Guitar Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State St. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Ballet Misha brings 'Nutcracker' ballet to St. Anselm College Ballet Misha dances back into St. Anselm College's Dana Center for the Humanities with performance of 'The Nutcracker' at 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Bo Bice and Blood, Sweat Tears still making people so very happy In 1969, Blood, Sweat Tears produced its biggest hit, reaching No. 2 on the charts with a song called 'Spinning Wheel.' Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Choruses bring glad tidings in Lakes Region The Lakes Region Singers' choruses will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Scrooge gets handful of chances at redemption in Rochester Charles Dickens' ghostly tale of the past, present and the future is brought to life in a musical adaptation at the Rochester Opera House. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:00 EST Derry Rotary comes to the rescue While they may have been missing the big red suit and long white beard, roughly a dozen members of the Londonderry Rotary Club played the role of Santa Claus this week as they shopped at the Derry Walmart for 95 residents in need of a good Christmas. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:57:00 EST Our Gourmet: Fine Asian on one tasty Nashua street Pearl Street in Nashua has come a long way since it was home to The Modern, the French-Canadian family restaurant that was downtown's dining landmark for six decades. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:10:00 EST Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: The finer points of tasting spirits, Part 2 Last week we began a look at the tasting of distilled spirits by exploring the appearance and the nose. This week, we will look at the last two steps: assessing the palate, and finally the conclusions that can be drawn about the spirit's quality. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:10:00 EST Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: These three favorite cookies are perfect for Christmas A s soon as the snow arrives, I get the urge to bake cookies. This year the snow's arrival happened well before Christmas, offering extra encouragement to make Christmas cookies. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:10:00 EST Snowmobile association hoping plentiful snow keeps riders on trails and off lakes The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association is hoping that lots of snow and cold weather, as well as increased awareness and an enhanced educational outreach, will prevent tragedies like this past winter when on the same day three riders died after crashing through the ice on Lake Winnipesaukee. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:42:00 EST