"> en-us Cuisine samplings to take over Nashua's downtown The 22nd Annual Taste of Downtown event will highlight the best of Nashua's dining options on Wednesday evening. Mon, 30 May 2016 21:55:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guidelines Good striper fishing action with artificial bait It was rumored that one of our better striped bass anglers in the Great Bay area had run into a school of large fish not far offshore and had a blast catching them on live mackerel, which had also just showed up. Sat, 28 May 2016 19:30:00 EST Julie Jason's Your Money Life-insurance recommendations result in a headache The story that I'm about to share occurred in 2002. Readers of this column, Judy and George, bought their second-to-die life insurance a whole life policy through a financial planner to fund a life-insurance trust. Sat, 28 May 2016 05:36:00 EST 'Survivor' finalist from NH learned much about herself Aubry Bracco says that the 39 days she spent in Cambodia as a contestant on Survivor taught her to be more confident in herself. Sat, 28 May 2016 05:36:00 EST Reading the true value of comic books Emily Drouin always thought it was a shame that kids who might venture into a comic convention with their parents would get sucked into the swirly blue universe of big-eyed space explorers she created only to get scared senseless by the startlingly realistic and gory exploits of a zombiepocalypse or some such thing at a neighboring table. Sat, 28 May 2016 05:36:00 EST 2016 Alton Weagle Day celebration draws Bigfoot, The Grinch and other characters to Auto Road GREEN'S GRANT - The 2016 Alton Weagle Day celebration on the Mount Washington Auto Road was a zoologist's dream, attracting Bigfoot, The Grinch, a pair of extremely large birds and a cat that walked on two feet. Sat, 28 May 2016 13:46:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks The real birder's life list is never complete Last fall I made mention in this column that I saw my first-ever indigo bunting. The bird was spotted while standing beside my car at the New Hampshire Farm Museum talking with a friend. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST 'Free Fishing Day' will be held June 4 The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game encourages the public to take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 4. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Heartbroken family grapples with accidental shooting and drug overdose death Tim Beard was 24 years old when he died on May 21 of a reported drug overdose. On April 9, Beard accidentally shot his younger brother, Christian, in the head, following a day of drinking and playing video games. Christian Beard survived and has been recovering at home. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Arson seminar provides hands-on experience Bean bags, couch cushions, cooking pans, insulation and a GMC Jimmy SUV were just some of the things that caught fire in a parking lot at St. Anselm College on Thursday. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST NH Club Notes MWClub presents Art and Music Awards Sally Sederquist and Carole Delle presented the annual Art and Music Awards for the Manchester Women's Club at the group's April meeting at the Manchester Country Club. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:46:00 EST Holiday weekend signals unofficial start to summer season Although this weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, Hampton Beach was already hopping on Wednesday. The restaurants and shops were busy, and there were people in their bathing suits enjoying the sunshine all along the beach. Thu, 26 May 2016 21:42:00 EST Getting the lead out Anglers unhappy about new law governing gear Anglers will be required by law next week to stop using lead fishing 'jigs,' which are linked to loon lead poisoning deaths. Thu, 26 May 2016 22:08:00 EST