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EXETER — Southeast Land Trust (SELT) will hold their annual bonfire on Sat., February 1 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Burley Farms in Epping. On the Wing’s Jane Kelly will lead an owl walk. This is a great time for all ages!

MARLBOROUGH, MA — The new year can be a difficult and confusing time for consumers whose resolutions involve getting into shape. Better Business Bureau is ringing in 2020 with tips to avoid falling prey to overstated weight-loss advertisements and scams. Every year there’s a new cream, pill,…

PLAISTOW — The AARP Foundation Tax Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone, especially if you are 50 and older and cannot afford paid tax preparation. The volunteers are trained and IRS certified every year.

FREMONT — Fremont PTA will hold a Kids Yard Sale on Sun., February 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Ellis School, Main Street in Fremont.

Rick Lang of Kingston is pleased to announce his album "Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout" was nominated for a Grammy. Category: "Best Roots Gospel Album Of The Year". The recording, produced by Jerry Salley, features a dozen original gospel songs Rick has either written or co-written. The musicians a…

STRATHAM — Attention bird lovers! The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham will host “Discoveries in Bird Migration,” a presentation by Steve Hale of Open World Explorers on Sat., February 1 at 1:00 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH —New Hampshire Theatre Project’s third Seacoast Sessions will feature jazz saxophonist Russ Grazier, accompanied by Jim Dozet on guitar on Sun., February 2, 2:00 p.m. at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth.

SANDOWN — The Sandown Supervisors of the Checklist will meet for additions and corrections of the voter checklist on Sat., January 25, 11:00-11:30 a.m. at the Sandown Tax Collectors Office, 320 Main Street.

EXETER — Leaves aren’t the only way to identify a tree. Learn your trees with shape, bark details, and more with Southeast Land Trust (SELT) on Sat., February 8 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Foresters Fred and Phil Auger will lead the group through Tucker + French Family Forest in Kingston for this e…

SALEM — Comic hypnotist Frank Santos, Jr. headlines an evening of the entertainment for Salem Animal Rescue League’s first signature event of 2020, the 6th annual My Furry Valentine on Sat., February 8 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Brookstone Park, 14 NH Route 111 in Derry.

KINGSTON — The Board of Directors of the Kingston Lake (Great Pond) Association, Inc. will meet on Wed., January 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. This will be an open meeting and anyone interested in the Association is welcome.

DANVILLE —It's that time of year again.....the following are positions will be on the ballot for the Danville town election to be held on Tues., March 10.

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HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Lions are proud to sponsor their second annual “Make-A-Wish” Fundraiser. It will be held on Sun., March 15 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Atkinson Country Club.

NEWTON/KINGSTON —Social media is a given for most of us, and especially for children. It gives a lot of connectedness and satisfaction…and there are risks when not used thoughtfully.

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials urge outdoor enthusiasts to exercise caution when enjoying winter activities near the ice, especially after this season’s fluctuating temperatures.

PLAISTOW — State Representative Robert Harb (District 14-Atkinson/Plaistow) will hold a meeting on Thurs., January 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library to discuss a bill he filed this session (HB1467-LOCAL) at the request of his constituents that would allow separate tax classifica…

NEWTON — The joint Newton, East Kingston, Kensington, and South Hampton Republican Town Committee will meet on Wed., February 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Town Hall, 2 Town Hall Road.

ATKINSON — Seventy households in Atkinson had their water tested in late November. Come find out those summary test results on Wed., January 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Avenue in Atkinson.

ATKINSON/PLAISTOW — With NH’s First In The Nation Primary just a few weeks away, the Democratic presidential candidates are in the home stretch here in the Granite State. Join the Atkinson and Plaistow Democrats at their next meeting on Tues., January 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Atkinson’s Kimball Li…

PLAISTOW— Make new friends, discover new passions - she’ll do all that and more at Girl Scouts!

PLAISTOW — The Deliberative Session for Plaistow will be held on Sat., February 1 on the second floor of Town Hall, 145 Main Street. It will start at 9:00 a.m.

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MANCHESTER — The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a criti…

STRATHAM — Ever wonder what it would be like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in your 70s? Find out when Stratham resident Patrick Hughes gives his talk, “Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro” at the Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham on Tues., February 4 at 5:30 p.m.

MARLBOROUGH, MA — New year’s resolutions aren’t limited to hitting the gym or creating a budget. Many people also set a goal to find love in the new year. In fact, dating sites report that the first Sunday in January is the busiest day of the year. If you plan to join the rush, read on!

PORTSMOUTH — Hiding in far too many homes is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, radon. This January, during Radon Action Month, the American Lung Association clears up five common myths around this deadly gas.

MANCHESTER — The 37th annual NH Farm & Forest Expo, NH’s Greatest Winter Fair, has made a change to its title to reflect the important work the horticultural industry is doing throughout the state. The organization will now be referred to as the New Hampshire Farm, Forest, & Garden Expo.

SALEM — The New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Winter Idylls and Springtime Visions" featuring Bruckner's 4th Symphony, "Romantic," on Sat., February 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., February 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seifert Performing Arts Center in Salem.

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SOUTH HAMPTON — The South Hampton Fire-Rescue will hold their second annual Christmas Tree Bonfire on Sat., January 25, 6:00 p.m. at 3 Hilldale Avenue in South Hampton.

ATKINSON — The year 2020 is already here! Come set your goals and desires for 2020 for yourself in a fun and creative way! Atkinson Recreation is pleased to sponsor a Vision Board Workshop by Maria Kuhl, a certified Health and Life Coach. All ages are welcome.

EPPING —Dr. José Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles that illustrate the history of the guitar in Spain and Latin America, including songs with the exciting strummed rhythms of popular 17th-century dances; transcriptions of Baroque keyboard sonatas; nationalist Spanish works compose…

KINGSTON — Kingston Conservation has been very busy this past year. As most of our projects are not in the ‘public eye’ we thought you would like to see what the Kingston Conservation Commission has done for the town.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Toss It? No Way! Bring it to the next Repair Café on Sat., January 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Newburyport Community/Senior Center, 331 High Street in Newburyport, MA. There is no charge.

HAMPSTEAD — The third annual Hampstead Town Forum takes place at the Hampstead Public Library on Sat., January 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to meet representatives from town boards, commissions, committees, and clubs. It’s a great chance to meet people who keep Hampst…

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RAYMOND — NH’s popular funnyman, and #1 comedian, Juston McKinney will be back for an encore performance at the 7th annual Fundraising Gala to support the Raymond Coalition for Youth (RCFY).

DERRY — On Sat., February 1, Community Caregivers of Greater Derry will host their 15th annual Potter's Bowl fundraiser from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Pinkerton Academy Freshman Cafeteria in Derry.

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NEWBURYPORT, MA — Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center will host a Winter Kite Festival on Sat., February 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Maudslay State Park, 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport.

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EPPING — The American Legion Post 51 is hosting a Valentine’s Prime Rib Dinner Dance featuring The Stuck in Time Band on Sat., February 8.

MANCHESTER — The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day s…

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EAST KINGSTON — The PTO at East Kingston Elementary School welcomes you to their second annual Chili Cook-off on Sat., January 25 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at East Kingston Elementary, 5 Andrews Lane. Don’t miss this great afternoon of chili and fun!

DERRY — Looking to improve your eating habits for the new year? Join registered dietitian Noreen Gallo for an informative workshop covering how to sift through nutrition misinformation along with tips for carving out a healthy eating plan that fits with both your health requirements and lifestyle.

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STRATHAM — Stratham Hill Park has two ice rinks for all to enjoy this winter season. The rinks are open to the public (weather permitting) from dawn to 9:00 p.m. daily.

MARLBOROUGH, MA — After a terrible and very public tragedy, such as the recent wildfires in Australia, people want to help in any way possible, and that often means contributing to fundraisers to help the survivors and the families of the victims. Sadly, scammers often take advantage of thes…

MARLBOROUGH, MA — Scammers love to impersonate government officials. We’ve warned about con artists claiming to be from the IRS, Medicare, and even the Social Security Administration. Now, add another government agency to that list: the Federal Trade Commission.

NEWTON — The annual Country Pond Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Sun., February 2 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Country Pond Fish and Game Club in Newton. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

BEDFORD – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains and Girl Scouts of the USA have launched the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie™ season, where Girl Scouts across the United States become entrepreneurs and earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures.

HOLDERNESS — A flash of dull yellow; a flit of black and white; a glimpse of bright blue. Backyard birds in the wintertime can be as mesmerizing as other times of the year and even more so when they are visiting bird feeders.

MANCHESTER — The new year means a new class at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications. The winter session is running for six Wednesday evenings, from January 8 to February 12, for students of all ages.

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Atkinson, NH - Dolores Winifred Mealey, 85, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, formerly of Sudbury, Massachusetts, passed away on December 17, 2019, at home in Atkinson. Dolores was born in Brooklyn, New York to John and Irene Mannion on March 31, 1934. She was one of two women who graduated from T…

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