It took Eugene Paul Hartzell a couple minutes to free his new turquoise scarf from a tree branch at Veterans Park.
All kids who enter the “Blind Terror” haunted experience at 1170 Union Street this Halloween will be armed with protection.
Manchester is experiencing its ‘blue’ period. If you’ve missed some of the blue trees sprouting up around the Currier Museum of Art, they won’t remain off your radar much longer. The number of color popping trunks will soon grow to 100.
Want to feel like a real Manchvegas celebrity? Hop on the back of Mike Cashion’s shiny new pedicab for a jaunt down Elm Street. A guy pulling people around on the back of a bike may be standard in larger cities but in the Queen City, it makes heads turn.
Freshly wedded in a garden ceremony at Bedford Village Inn, Chuck and Sara Vorias greeted their wedding reception guests to the Eddy Grant hit “Electric Avenue.”
Executive chefs from local senior care facilities are busy planning elaborate Hollywood-themed cakes for Easterseals NH’s Frosting Frenzy cake competition this Wednesday. This annual competition gets more exciting every year, with designer cakes that could rival any Food Network baking champion.
Robb Curry is getting things done around Manchester. In June, he got a pride flag raised at City Hall for the first time in Queen City history. His latest enterprise is getting more people to experience and appreciate the section of the Cultural District that is growing beyond the Palace The…
“Argh.” It’s an expression of frustration, and a fitting name for the city’s newest art gallery.
Change doesn't scare Patrick and Tom Lessard. They’ve experienced plenty of it — changes in the city, changes in bike technology, and changes in the way people shop — since their dad opened The Bike Barn more than 40 years ago. The brothers keep rolling along, and keep Manchester rolling alo…
I have river-living envy. It’s been a growing pang in my life, whenever I head west on the Amoskeag Bridge and see more and more people recreating on the beautiful stretch of the Merrimack River just north of the dam.
This summer at Stark Park really shouldn’t be missed. The exceptionally committed and creative nonprofit Friends of Stark Park group has organized events and free Sunday afternoon concerts for years, but it seems to be kicking it up a notch with this year’s lineup that includes new bands and…
There won’t be any prizes awarded for the top golfers in the inaugural Manchester Mini Masters tournament.
“Minecraft” and “Roblox” are a regular part of the vocabulary in my house. These online multi-player games turn my kids from sweet angels into zombies who lash out the minute I tell them their screen time is up.
Robb Curry and his life partner Kyle Davis chose to move their family to Manchester to open Madear’s restaurant after falling in love with the community while visiting friends here. They liked the family-friendly atmosphere with a city vibe, but something was missing.
Central High School has not hung an athletics championship banner in its gym since 2003. It’s not for lack of winning. Like other public school deficiencies here in Manchester, it’s lack of money.
“Keep em’ happy.” That’s Loren Foxx’s mission at this year’s Food Trucks for CASA event taking place at McIntyre Ski Area this weekend.
On a busy Saturday night, the first game you have to play at Boards and Brews is a strategic one — finding a table.
WERE YOU UP AT 5 A.M. this morning, glued to the minute-by-minute televised coverage of the nuptials of England’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle?
Luke Devins has doubled his vertical jump in the past six months, from 14 to 28 inches. He knows he’s going to need every inch when he travels to Seattle the first week in July to represent New Hampshire in the Special Olympics USA Games.
Do you or someone you know have a tennis addiction? It’s a real thing. Some tell-tale signs: setting alarms for midnight the day the USTA ratings are coming out, blocking off “meetings” on your work calendar to get a match in, and endless talk about perfecting the awkward but game-changing c…
When Alli and Bill Seney were choosing the name for their new brewery tour business, there was no question about whether it would have a Queen City flavor.
I am pretty sure Bark City — Downtown Manchester’s first doggy daycare — is what proponents of a real Manchester dog park picture in their dreams: bright green grass, a kiddie pool filled with tennis balls, agility equipment and even a doggy treehouse.
A chef once told Manchester’s newest restaurateur, Andrew Thistle, “if we only cooked the food that we wanted, we’d be in a dining room eating alone.”
Having a hobby is great. Finding a friend who likes it as much as you do is better. Turning it into a business is a dream.
Fans of HGTV shows like Fixer Upper will want to check out AR Workshop when it opens on the ground floor of the former Citizen’s Bank building at 875 Elm St. next month.
Last week’s abrupt closing of Not So Plain Jane’s shocked and confused many people. More than a few Manchester natives remember it as the first high-end salon in Manchester. When I was in high school and college, getting your hair or nails done at Jane’s was a very special treat.
It's a foodie edition of the Scene with a variety of events and dining recommendations sure to keep your body’s natural insulation intact through the remaining weeks of winter.
Retire New Hampshire National Guard Col. Jim Moody spent 31 years in the Guard. That’s a lot of time in fatigues.
A program at the Currier Museum of Art designed to support parents who have children suffering from a substance abuse disorder starts Monday, Feb. 5. It’s free, and open to the public. But very few people have signed up.
We are in the midst of some major renovations here at the New Hampshire Union Leader offices, which have required us to go through decades of old newspapers, promotional material, and other stuff we’ve been hoarding for more than a century.
Mayor Joyce Craig knows her supporters love her, but she’s not about to make them choose between her and the New England Patriots.
I DO KNOW A FEW PEOPLE who exercise for the pure pleasure of those magic endorphins. But they’re about as rare as a judicious Donald Trump tweet. Most people I know only exercise so they can eat more food with less guilt, which explains the weekly yoga classes now taking place right inside S…
It’s rare you will find me watching sporting events, either live or on TV. But that all changes when it’s an Olympic year, and starting Friday I will be glued to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, watching from my couch, of course. No one has asked me to go to Rio.