"> en-us Tax prep program also helps Derry residents with financial advice A program at the Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center will do more than just help some residents from Derry and surrounding towns prepare their taxes, according to administrators. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:06:00 EST Nominations open for Salem Children's Champion Award The award recognizes Salem area residents for their significant work toward improving the lives of children in Greater Salem in the areas of learning, family wellness and early development, according to Salem Family Resources executive director Cindy Jury. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:06:00 EST Cornucopia Project continues free film series The Cornucopia Project continues its new Food for Thought documentary series Tuesday night with its second documentary film, My Father's Garden. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:04:00 EST NH's 4,000-footers pose no challenge for Dusty A dog weighing in at all of 17 pounds has added Mount Washington to the list of New England mountains he's summited in the tough conditions of winter. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:04:00 EST Londonderry Travel Plaza is open for business As part of the new Londonderry Travel Plaza at Exit 5 off I-93, the 9,000-square-foot retail store is adjacent to a 24-hour Red Arrow Diner, a Sunoco Travel Center complete with convenience store and 19 fueling stations, and ample parking for trucks, tour buses and recreational vehicles. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:03:00 EST Amherst race to honor fallen athlete The late Chad Denning, an extreme athlete from New London who died last year while hiking in the White Mountains, will be honored during the 2015 Joe English Trail Challenge in Amherst. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:21:00 EST Just under 100 participate in Kiwanis ice fishing derby Ice anglers from around the region gathered on Robinson Pond Sunday morning, eager to reel in their biggest pickerels, perch and crappies. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:20:00 EST Snow sculpting attracts competitors to Jackson Ten teams competed for the New Hampshire snow-sculpting title in Jackson this weekend, and a local team won. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:11:00 EST Snowmobilers strut their sleds at Trail Breaker event Hundreds of snowmobilers and spectators turned out for the 2nd Trail Breaker Challenge Saturday on Engine Meet Field Saturday. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:01:00 EST Alzheimer's cafes offered at several NH spots Special cafes for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and their families, are offered at a variety of sites in New Hampshire. The cafes vary, but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:58:00 EST NH Senior Briefs Londonderry Senior Center has a long lineup of art classes this month A variety of art classes have been scheduled in March for seniors at the Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road. Preregistration is required, with payment due at signup. All of the classes are limited to 12 people, and no experience is necessary. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:58:00 EST Nashua girl takes state bee title for the second time Winning the New Hampshire Union Leader Spelling Bee is now a matter of course for Nashua's Arushi Kalpande, who confidently outspelled hundreds of other kids to repeat as state champion during Saturday's state-level spelling bee. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:07:00 EST Early summer rental benefit as winter takes its toll This brutal winter got you down? Looking to escape? Well, many blizzard-battered New Englanders already have booked rental lodging hot spots around New Hampshire this summer, especially if their patch of sunshine is on the waterfront. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:04:00 EST Susan Dromey's Down to Earth The winter of our fashion faux pas So, while it's been a Fifty Shades of Flannel kind of winter, soon enough, spring will arrive. Really. And it's going to be a thriller, I can feel it. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST Deb Baker's The Mindful Reader 'The Half Brother' complex, thoughtful Holly LeCraw's The Half Brother is an atmospheric novel, set in a quintessential small New England town where shabby but genteel Abbott School is located. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST Forest Journal Winners losers Keeping score of wildlife in winter It's officially March. Perhaps Nature's snow-gun show will cut us a break? Unless the old In like a lion clich holds true? Out like a lamb may not be much better. I've attended a malpresentation birth of one lamb arriving in March in a snowstorm with legs bent akimbo. Either way, March can be as fitful and unpredictable as winter itself. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guidelines Ice fishing great under right conditions AAHH, this is the time of year when it's really fun and often a challenge to go ice fishing. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:58:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks Thrush sighting brings rush of excitement The following column was printed in the Union Leader on Saturday, Jan. 31, 1987. Written by Stacey Cole, shown in the photo, the column heading was 'Nature Talks from Down on the Farm.' Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:04:00 EST Win tickets to see Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on May 1, 2015 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:47:00 EST Win tickets to see Black Label Society Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Black Label Society on April 4, 2015 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:30:00 EST Last Week's Rare Bird Alert This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:24:00 EST Skiing for a good cause is easy in the Granite State Many Granite State ski area host large events to benefit other organizations and to offer opportunities to everyone on the slopes such as Special Olympics, BodeFest and the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:33:00 EST Discount on tickets to Strengthening Families Summit ends Sunday State and national child and family experts will join forces to explore the social and emotional needs of children during a Strengthening Families Summit on Monday, March 30, at the Grappone Conference Center. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:32:00 EST Magic Foods opens second Canoe restaurant in Bedford Magic Foods Restaurant Group is opening a second location of its popular Canoe Restaurant and Tavern today in Bedford, the company's fourth restaurant in New Hampshire. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:43:00 EST