"> en-us A Chat with Elsie Silent auction, dancing highlights at 'Holiday of Hope' on Dec. 5 Nobody's Children invites you to 'Holiday of Hope,' on Friday, Dec. 5, at Castleton in Windham. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:22:00 EST After board OK's extension, Manchester mayor slams Hooksett tuition offer The school board on Monday approved a one-year extension of the district's four-year high school agreement with Hooksett, drawing a strong rebuke from Mayor Ted Gatsas. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:10:00 EST Operation Santa helps disabled, elderly residents Rockingham Community Action is looking to help low-income, elderly, and disabled people through its Operation Santa program. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:22:00 EST Salem Christmas Fund donors This year marks the Salem Christmas Fund's 40th anniversary. Since 1974, the organization has been the primary provider of help for Salem residents in need during the holiday season. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:22:00 EST Farm movement founders honored at community agricultural day ceremony The Wilton and Temple Board of Selectmen, the House of Representatives and the Governor all proclaimed Nov. 23 as Wilton-Temple Community Farm Day in Temple and Wilton with a ceremony presided by the Grange 35 in Peterborough. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:08:00 EST Salem High opts out of federal program in effort to get more students to buy lunch The federal lunch program has strict nutritional guidelines on ingredients and portion size in place that school officials say make the lunches unappetizing to too many students. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:07:00 EST Villa Augustina parent board says Goffstown schools not only prospective buyer Following a discussion by the Goffstown School Board about the possibility of purchasing the Villa Augustina School campus to address growing space needs, the parent board selling the former Catholic school says the district is not the only potential buyer for the property at this time. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:02:00 EST Goffstown schools eyeing former Villa Augustina building School Administrative Unit 19 Superintendent Brian Balke made a presentation to the Goffstown School Board last week about the possibility of purchasing the building and property that formerly housed the Villa Augustina School, to address growing space issues in the district. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:19:00 EST Jack Savage's Forest Journal Howling in suburbia Coyotes and the 'Beau Geste' In the pasture beyond our barn the coyote stands on the ridge in the moonlight, looking down into the corral. The horses, who will prance and snort in agitation at the sight of a single wild turkey, pay little attention. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:20:00 EST Whiskey jacks and camp at Unknown Pond In the backyard, right in view from the kitchen window, I maintain three bird feeders in the vainglorious hope that I can make a difference with small creatures, of the flying kind. These manage to fly in the worst of weather, in winds that would ground the 1st Airborne. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:23:00 EST Author Doris Kearns Goodwin talks Taft, Teddy and journalism On the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, famous author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin visited Nashua to share her knowledge and passion for great American leaders. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:15:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guide Lines The wild life and times of a state conservation officer Memories A late-night call led to illegally trapped lobsters and one ultimately remorseful prankster Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:15:00 EST Food drive will benefit Hooksett Food Pantry Seabrook-based One More Cup Coffee and Robies Country Store and Cafe are holding a food drive to benefit the Hooksett Food Pantry. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:14:00 EST Stacey Cole's Nature Talks 'Caliciopsis Canker' affecting NH white pines PINE NEEDLE drop was on the mind of one of our Barrington readers. The letter, slightly edited, follows 'I am a life-long resident of New Hampshire. I was born and raised in Manchester and about 40 years ago I moved to the BarringtonStrafford area, across from the Rochester Reservoir. We have lots of wildlife, deer, bear, birds of prey and... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:47:00 EST Gift of Lights brings thousands for charities in Loudon LOUDON - The normally quiet streets and parking lots during the off-season at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway became bright and colorful Friday, as the fourth annual Gift of Lights holiday lighting show began. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:20:00 EST FEEDNH supports local nonprofits As local nonprofits are in a crunch to meet the needs of the populations they serve more than ever during the holiday season and cold winter months, a local restaurant group has stepped up to help support the efforts of four area organizations. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:54:00 EST Preservation of 400 acres of land in Alexandria announced In what a conservation group official called further action to preserve key parts of the Lakes Region, two groups on Thursday announced 'the permanent conservation of 400 magnificent acres' of land overlooking Newfound Lake Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:52:00 EST Cher cancels rest of tour, including Manchester date In a statement, the musician said an infection that affects her kidney function requires more rest for a full recovery. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:51:00 EST Thanksgiving travel to hit highest level since '07 The number of people taking trips of more than 49 miles will total 46.3 million, the most for the Nov. 27 holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase from a year ago, Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:49:00 EST