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CHESTER — This year The Rockingham Herb Society has moved their herb and plant sale to a new location in response to COVID-19. The sale will take place on Sat., June 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The American Legion Post 108. It is located at 37 Raymond Road (Rte. 102), Chester, across fr…

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CONCORD — NH LAKES is pleased to announce a new program—the LakeSmart Lake-Friendly Living webinar series. Whether you live along a lake or far from the nearest waterbody, if you maintain a household, yard, gravel road or driveway, or septic system, this webinar opportunity is for you! Join …

CONCORD –The arrival of May means one thing to hunters in the Granite State: spring turkey season. In the latest edition of the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine (May/June 2020) follow Jack Pollner’s journey from rookie jake-chaser to an accomplished hunter with a taste for locally har…

FRAMINGHAM, MA —  Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants, announces the launch of three new online courses in plant science. The first, Plant Families, begins immediately; the other two, Plant Ecol…

CONCORD — NH LAKES has announced that its Lake Host courtesy boat inspectors have been classified as providing essential services under recent orders issued by Governor Sununu. For the 19th summer, the organization’s nearly 800 Lake Hosts are teaching boaters at 100 of the busiest boat ramps…

DANVILLE — The Danville Lions Club will sponsor a non-perishable Food Drive on Sat., June 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Danville Community Center, Main Street. This will benefit the Power Pack Program which has been a project for the Danville Lions since August 2019. Danville Lions se…

WOLFEBORO — Different than initially conceived this past winter, the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s 2020 season is expected to still feature some of its most popular programs, including rides on the ‘Millie B.’

CONCORD — On May 1, Governor Sununu announced "Stay at Home 2.0" as the next step of a phased approach to opening the state for business. Included was the opening of State Park and private campgrounds.

CONCORD, NH – If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the 2020 moose hunt lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime—hunting moose in the rugged woods of the Granite State. The lottery entrance fee is $15.00 for New Hampshire residents and…

DURHAM — The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education's "Civics 603" supplements middle to high-school (7-12th grade) students’ education on the Bill of Rights, the three branches of government, and civil discourse.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHF&G) reminds residents and visitors that fishing and hunting licenses are still required in the Granite State. Officials recommend maintaining the six feet social distance between fellow anglers/hunters. Remember to carry your license when fi…

EXETER — Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy hosts Being & Feeling (Alone, Together).

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CONCORD — If you need to complete a hunter education class to be ready for this fall’s exciting seasons, why not start your online Hunter Education class today? With in-person classes cancelled at least through June due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, new hunters should visit http:/…

MANCHESTER — Palace Youth Theatre is pleased to announce Virtual Vocal Coachings for the month of May! We will be starting out by offering half-hour sessions via Zoom - all coachings are $30.00. Coachings are for students in grades 2-12.

STRATHAM — The New Hampshire SPCA announces that compassion isn’t canceled. This year, their life-saving fundraising event is going virtual and rebranded as Paws Walk Reimagined. Animal lovers of all ages are invited to stay home and save lives, tuning in online and walking in their own neig…

CONCORD —Predicted rains and the onset of milder temperatures signals the start of another spring season’s regional migratory marathon. Frogs, spotted salamanders, and toads will be on the move to mate in temporary waterbodies called vernal pools. During this “race,” they must safely arrive …

CONCORD — Spring in New Hampshire is an invigorating time to enjoy the outdoors as wildlife emerges, trees bud, and birds return. In the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency, many Granite State residents are spending this spring exploring their back yards and local trails and learnin…

CONCORD — The Granite State’s spring turkey hunting season opens on May 1, and runs through May 31. Despite issues presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, all New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) rules and regulations associated with the state’s spring turkey season remai…

DURHAM — The NH State Forest Nursery raises and sells more than fifty different bare-root seedling species, all grown from seed right here in New Hampshire!

EXETER — Sponsored by Exeter Hospital since its inception in 2017 , Revolutionary Story Time at the American Independence Museum recently got an unexpected push into the digital age.

BOOTHBAY, ME — Staying safe at home doesn't mean missing out on all of your favorite seasonal gardening classes—in fact, learning at the Gardens is more accessible than ever with our new online programming. From favorites like our spring pruning classes now available in an online format to n…

GOFFSTOWN— Ask Questions, Explore Opportunities, Get Ideas. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Master Gardeners are ready and available to help with topics including gardening, lawns, pests, fruits and vegetables, food safety, and much more.

CONCORD — The Granite State’s spring turkey hunt will open on May 1, and run through May 31, with the youth turkey hunt taking place the preceding weekend, Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, as scheduled. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) urges hunters to take advantag…

KINGSTON — With so many of us staying home for different reasons, the Women's Bible study which usually meets at the meeting house at 80 Route 125 in Kingston, is offering a virtual Bible study via Zoom. For four consecutive Tuesdays from April 28 through May 19 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. they wi…

CONCORD — Rule changes governing the harvest of striped bass and bluefish went into effect on January 30, 2020. These changes created a slot-size limit for striped bass and a lowered daily possession limit for bluefish, in addition to the required use of non-offset circle hooks when angling …

CONCORD — The NH Preservation Alliance will offer a virtual discussion on Tues., April 21, 5:00 p.m. The topic will be “Tips for Spring Old House Projects” with Steve Bedard, Bedard Preservation and Restoration and Restoration and Beverly Thomas, N.H. Preservation Alliance.

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Congregational Church will hold online services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook Live.

DURHAM —For most religions, coming together as a community to worship is at the core of their practice, but during this unique and unsettling time of mask wearing and social distancing praying together can be a challenge as many churches remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Michele…

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants, offers a wide range of online learning opportunities to support native plant education.

CONWAY — The NH Beekeepers Association (NHBA) is collecting data on 2019-2020 winter beehive survival and comparing it to data collected from the previous 3 years of the survey. This data is being used to understand why our NH winter hive loss has been higher than the national average and wh…

ATKINSON – Atkinson Congregational Church has temporarily moved to online worship services in an effort to help reduce the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus. For its 10 a.m. Sunday services until at least Palm Sunday, April 5, the church is using a video conferencing system that wors…

CONCORD —The Granite State’s spring turkey hunt remains slated to open on May 1, and run through May 31, with the youth turkey hunt taking place the preceding weekend, Sat., April 25, and Sun., April 26. However, this is subject to change based on the statewide efforts to control the spread …

Passover 2020 will be celebrated from April 8 through April 16, the first Seder will be on April 8 after nightfall, the second Seder will be on April 9 after nightfall. Passover is celebrated by eating matzah (unleaven bread) and maror (bitter herbs). The eight-day festival of Passover is ce…

CONCORD — Several scholarships are available to defray the cost of attending New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) fall weekend workshop. To be considered for financial assistance, interested women must mail a completed scholarship application postmarked by April 29, 2020, along w…

HAVERHILL, MA — The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post #4 Spring Craft Fair is seeking vendors and crafters for their Spring Craft Fair on Sun., May 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Post, 1314 Main Street in Haverhill, MA.

WOLFEBORO —While COVID-19 has effectively shut down many sectors of industry, it has not reduced the need to plan for the 2020 season at the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM).

The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club hosted a book-signing event at the Atkinson Community Center, during its annual Craft and Food Fair. Killarney Traynor, pictured, is a novelist, from Chester, who has written “Summer Shadows”, “Universal Threat”, “Necessary Evil” and “Tale Half Told”.

The Seabreeze Quilt Guild met at the Senior Center in Exeter at the Court Street location, with plenty to discuss on their plates, including workshops, events, sewing instructions for blocks and quilts as well as volunteers for the annual Quilt Show. As a postscript, donations are always wel…

CONCORD — The 2019 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary is now available. The publication presents final data on the 2019 New Hampshire hunting seasons as summarized by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s wildlife biologists. This annual publication provides a complete analysis of…

CONCORD – Anglers get ready, many of New Hampshire’s waterbodies are already open for fishing with more opportunity arriving in April. “Right now, New Hampshire has many lakes and rivers that can already be legally fished,” noted Jason Smith, Inland Fisheries Division Chief. “Most rivers and…

EXETER — Exeter United Methodist Church has canceled the upcoming Easter Joyfest which was scheduled for Sat., April 11.

ATKINSON – Atkinson Congregational Church has temporarily moved to online worship services in an effort to help reduce the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus. For its 10:00 a.m. Sunday services until at least Palm Sunday, April 5, the church is using a video conferencing system that w…

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HAMPTON FALLS — The Hampton Falls Free Library invites you to learn the meaning of “zero waste” on Thurs., April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

KINGSTON — Are you or anyone you know dealing with anxiety or anxiety-related disorders? Is your life, relationships and/or work affected? Are you looking for answers and proactive steps toward overcoming it? Then this is the workshop for you.

GREENLAND — The Great Bay Discovery Center is holding its annual spring educator training on Thurs., April 9 at the Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road in Greenland. The training runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a complete run-through of the actual school programming offer…

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Kingston - Mr. Charles J. Magee, a resident of Kingston, New Hampshire, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020. He was 79 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 12, 1940, he was the beloved son of the late Charles A. and Catherine E. (Heidke) Magee.…

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