"> en-us Smells like Halloween can't be far away Happy thoughts from a stash of Halloween candy Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:17:00 EST Danville stonemason John Wilder sees potential in every rock John Wilder can just look at a rock and know what to do with it. He knows where it goes, knows if it's any good, knows its limits. But more importantly, he knows all that humble rock could be. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:22:00 EST Annual Witch Way 5K returns to Bedford Ross A. Lurgio Middle School is gearing up for its fifth annual Witch Way to the 5K race, raising funds for new technology at the school and a local nonprofit. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:17:00 EST Thousands flock to Berlin's annual RiverFire Festival The annual RiverFire Festival in Berlin went off smoothly Saturday with crowds estimated by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce to be in the thousands. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:15:00 EST Despite accidental shooting, officials say mandatory education has made hunting safer Despite a hunter-related shooting this past weekend, hunting is a safe sport, said a Fish and Game official who credited mandatory hunter education for reducing the number of incidents from a high of 20 per year in the 1970's to the current annual average of three. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:14:00 EST Hunters report 33 percent success rate in opening weekend of 2014 moose season Despite a declining moose population and a commensurate decrease in the number of hunting permits, the start of the 2014 moose season this past weekend saw hunters statewide achieve a 33 percent success rate. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:07:00 EST Edmund P. Daley remembered as a strong supporter of the Santa Fund The late Edmund Daley was noted for his courtroom skill, working on behalf of plaintiffs, but he was also a major supporter of the Union Leader Santa Fund to help those in need at the holidays Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:03:00 EST Head of YWCA New Hampshire leaving post The woman who led YWCA New Hampshire for the last seven years, years that included budget cuts and a devastating murder-suicide during a parental visitation, said Monday that she is resigning to take another job. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:02:00 EST James Foley's parents accept award after documentary screening in Portsmouth In a theater packed with emotion, the parents of slain journalist James Foley were presented a special award following a screening of the documentary 'E-TEAM,' to which Foley had contibuted footage before his death. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:37:00 EST Mount Jasper work celebrated with trailhead ceremony Several years of work by groups and individuals geared toward protecting Mount Jasper and making it easier for the public to use, culminated with a ribbon-cutting late last week at the trailhead of one of the mountain's two trails. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:10:00 EST Keene Pumpkin Festival has uncertain future The 24th annual Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday was supposed to be a celebration of the city bringing the world record home as well as a new attempt at breaking the record for a tenth time. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:09:00 EST Inaugural 'Mushtoberfest' a howling success at Jericho Mountain State Park More than a dozen sled-dog teams from all over the Northeast came to the inaugural Mushtoberfest at Jericho Mountain State Park this past weekend where veterans of the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races offered advice and encouragement to mushers of all ages and abilities. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:55:00 EST NH Senior News Maple Suites in Dover hosting free seminar to look at cost of dementia care Maple Suites independent senior living community is hosting a free seminar on the 'Cost of Dementia Care' at 11 a.m. Saturday at 30 Holiday Drive. The public is welcome. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:41:00 EST Not-so-scary fun at Hudson's Kiwanis PumpkinFest The three-day event is a top fundraiser for Kiwanis college scholarships. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:40:00 EST Woman donates cleaning services to cancer patients A Hudson cleaning business is offering free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatments. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:33:00 EST Keene 'Dump Derby' participants pick up 20,000 pumpkins A team of workers from the UPS facility in Keene won the Pumpkin Dump Derby following the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday night. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:32:00 EST Taking pride in their recovery Hundreds gathered on the State House lawn Saturday to celebrate their recovery from substance abuse. Young and old, they stood together to remember those lost, honor those saved and pledge to fight for better treatment and prevention programs. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:17:00 EST Route 101 In Auburn Renamed For 101st Airborne 'Screaming Eagles' A section of Route 101 in Auburn was named in honor of the 101st Airnone Division Screaming Eagles Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:42:00 EST Worth keeping all these years later A Churchill cigar yes, that Churchill Bob Gaudreault keeps lots of mementos from days long past in his old cigar box, which is from a day when good cigars only cost 11 cents. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:42:00 EST Keene Pumpkin Festival brings out big admission from Boston mascot 'There's no place like home,' was the theme of the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday as the city celebrated the return of the Guinness Book World Record in 2013. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:41:00 EST A sad dog story, borders and Ebola The story that's on many lips and minds is the sad story about the three Siberian huskies that got loose in Merrimack and were killed by a farmer protecting his piglets as they were being savaged by what he thought were wolves. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:39:00 EST Hundreds attend memorial for slain journalist on his birthday A memorial mass was held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Saturday for James Foley, who would have been 41 today Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:39:00 EST Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks Trimming dog's weight may be as simple as a smaller scoop and bowl Kochi, our Sheba Inu mix, has put on a couple of extra pounds. His ideal weight is around 23 pounds, so in a dog his size, a couple of pounds makes a visible difference in his waist. He gets the doggy equivalent of love handles, easily viewed in the bird's eye view of his silhouette. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:30:00 EST Learning from her experience, she's ready to help others Stacy Thrall, an 11-year army veteran who owned a local business providing services for the elderly, is embracing her new role as a health and life coach after facing her own struggles with bipolar disorder. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:29:00 EST Fur trapping is finding new converts in NH after decades of decline Not everyone can tell that the author of the delicate scroll of footprints along a pond's edge or on fresh snow is a fox. Fewer know what those prints say. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:21:00 EST Rare Bird Alert This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Oct. 15. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:47:00 EST Salem students visit Veterans Traveling Tribute Cost of Freedom exhibit Thousands of students were among those who turned out on Friday to visit the Veterans Traveling Tribute Cost of Freedom exhibit at Salem High School's Grant Field. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:43:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks Hornets, wasps and bees 8212 oh my! STINGING THINGS have long been my downfall when it comes to being 'out in nature.' Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:47:00 EST