FRANCONIA — An organization created to provide a “lasting legacy of remembrance” for the Old Man of the Mountain, which until May 3, 2003, hung high over Franconia Notch, says its work is nearly complete.
LONDON — Britain’s Big Ben bell in parliament’s landmark clock tower will ring at midnight on New Year’s Eve, marking the start of a year for the first time since its new face was revealed from under scaffolding halfway through restoration work.
Two animal-rights groups held a protest Saturday outside the new Living Shores Aquarium at Story Land, questioning the commitment to animal welfare and giving a special nod to Lolita, an orca in Miami.
Some people turn to a travel agent to help plan a fabulous vacation. If you’re trying to go on a haunted one this Halloween, though, you might want to ask a different kind of expert. Enter Greg Newkirk, a paranormal investigator, travel writer and monster hunter.
LINCOLN — The 44th annual New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival entered the history books on Sunday afternoon, drawing an estimated 35,000 people to Loon Mountain Resort over the weekend for a celebration of all things Scottish.
GILFORD — For the past 21 years, Greg Goddard’s life has revolved around the weather. As the general manager at Belknap County-owned Gunstock Mountain Resort, he checks the daily forecast up to six times a day, hoping for sun during the summer and cold weather or snow during the winter.
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Fair is set to begin on Sept. 12 and as volunteers work to bring new life to the event, the organization’s former shareholders and directors are arguing they are owed more than $102,000.
Shooters work their way through “stages” that look like the movieset version of a Mexican cantina, the Gilded Lilly saloon, a mining town, a jail and the fabled “Boot Hill” cemetery, complete with sun-bleached steer skull.
With suitcases full of handmade dresses, skirt supports, petticoats, corsets and wigs, Taylor Shelby and a group of five friends flew to Venice’s Carnival in February with one goal in mind: to live like 18th-century women of means.
THOMPSON and MESERVE’S PURCHASE — Anachronisms were the order of the day this weekend at the Cog, which for a fourth year hosted the celebration of steam, art, and of alternate pasts and futures known as the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival.
Founded in 1719 by Scots-Irish Presbyterians fleeing religious persecution in Northern Ireland, Nutfield was the precursor community to Derry, Londonderry, Windham and the Derryfield neighborhood of Manchester.
THOMPSON and MESERVE’S PURCHASE — For a fourth year, the Mount Washington Cog Railway will serve as both inspiration and backdrop for whimsical as well as practical creativity when it hosts the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival.