Despite frost and short days, my garden produced plenty of flowers in October. I look for plants that will perform in the shoulder seasons — March, April, October and even November. Here are some I love that are blooming still, or that bloomed earlier in October.
Woolly bear caterpillars seem to be everywhere these days – creeping across the lawn, along the road when I’m walking the dog, hidden in the wilted cut-back of the perennial garden. Last week, I found a woolly bear curled up in a shoe I had left on the front porch. These fuzzy, black-and-bro…
I don’t remember the first time I saw a nuthatch. It was likely at my home in Hudson Valley, where the 1.75-acre parcel was covered with large spreading landscape trees in the areas that the elderly owners preceding us had maintained the property and covered with second-growth Norway maple a…
By Henry Homeyer
The last apple has been plucked from the trees in our orchard. It is later than usual for the final pick, but the mild fall has been a delight for picking. We didn’t have to rush to pick them all before a hard freeze or a snowfall, so we are blessed with pleasant conditions and a relatively …
By Henry Homeyer
Last week, in a column about birds that we see only in winter, I mentioned the rough-legged hawk and that it deserved its own column. In fact, I wrote that column last November, so I will not repeat myself. Instead, I will dwell upon a couple of species that I have never seen, but very much …
NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday.
College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great.
Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial goals. She couldn’t see an easy path to being debt-free, so she drew herself a map by adapting a goal-setting framework she’d first heard about in a college business class: the SM…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe — a child’s-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult, cobbled together from a patchwork of stage sets, model houses and pure, unsullied love.
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PLYMOUTH — Colby-Sawyer senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee) became the program's 16th member of the 1,000-point club, and second player this year, as the Chargers defeated Plymouth State 73-58.
NEWPORT — A Small Business Resource Roundtable will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Sugar River Community Room, 20 North Main St., Newport.
The colder months, and the holidays that accompany them, remind us of the important things: food, shelter, warmth, and time spent with those we love. Despite the holiday cheer, this time of year is not always joyful.
GRANTHAM — The Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon (JOSA) Series opens its 2019-2020 season with performances by two jazz legends—trumpeter Toru “Tiger” Okoshi on Dec. 8th and alto saxophonist Richie Cole on Dec. 22nd—at The Center at Eastman’s Bistro Nouveau.
NEWPORT — The Town of Newport has been awarded $9,335 from the 2019-20 New Hampshire Moose License Plate Conservation Grant program to update 1881-1907 Old War/Military Records.
NEW LONDON — The Municipal Budget Committee has given its unanimous approval to the proposed 2020 Kearsarge School District Warrant on a 7-0 vote.
NEW LONDON — The Kearsarge Regional School Board has recommended a school budget for 2020-21 calling for expenditures of $45,069,217.
NEWPORT — Deb Stevens went from the greenhouse at Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport on Friday all the way to a national television appearance in New York City Monday afternoon.
NEWPORT — Things are changing at the Newport Opera House. The stained-glass windows that are original to the Opera House have been repaired and reinstalled, brightening the hall and splashing the floor with peacock colors.
NEWPORT — At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Richards Free Library will hold a presentation on Do You Know Where Your DNA Is? The genetic future is now.
UNITY — The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Sullivan County Conservation District takes place Dec. 9th at the Sumner House in Charlestown.
CLAREMONT — Come and hear some of your favorite Christmas songs country style with A Nashville Christmas, from Galaxy Entertainment, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Claremont Opera House.
NEWPORT — Louie Lemire of Washington posted a score of 713 to nip Bill Morrow of Newport at 712 in cribbage action Friday at the Newport Senior Center. James Grace of Newport was third at 646.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers around gratitude, family and friends, and a lot of food. A popular trend during the Thanksgiving holiday, “Blackout Wednesday” occurs on the Eve of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the trend encourages the heavy consumption of alcohol.
NEWPORT — The Granite State FFA booth was developed and staffed by the members of the Sugar River Valley FFA Chapter of Newport, N.H. at the recent National Future Farmers of America Convention and Exposition held in Indianapolis.
NEWPORT—Nearly 70 members of the Area Choir have been rehearsing weekly in anticipation of performing in the 66th annual Christmas Concert to be held at the South Congregational Church in Newport.
NEWPORT — Property taxpayers in Newport got some positive financial news from Interim Superintendent of Schools Brendan Minnihan during a meeting of the Newport School on Thursday, Nov. 14.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title.
SUNAPEE — David Reynolds, an 18-year old college freshman at WPI, took control of the 17th Annual Sunapee 5k Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at the very start and was never challenged on his way to an easy first-place finish.
MANCHESTER — Quinten Bicknell, Phillip Mason and Keaghan McAllister have been playing together since the third grade” We are such a close family, they are my brothers” said Mason. Although this season ended before they wanted under the bright sunshine on a turf field at Trinity, this group w…
LACONIA — Big plays from the defending state champions propelled Winnisquam to their second straight title with a win over the pesky Wildcats on a frigid night(25 degrees at the start) to cement a perfect season for the Bears. Three big plays sealed the win for Winnisquam in a game that was …
NEWPORT — Fourteen coaches have been approved to lead Newport Middle School and Newport High School sports teams this winter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams on the court, the Boston Celtics had to pick someone to leave unguarded.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Only in New England is a 9-1 record a reason to panic.
LACONIA — The Lady Lakers reign supreme as they brought the championship Division IV title home to Sunapee after a battle of a game that took an overtime goal from Liz Tchudin to decide it. A very loud escort with fire trucks, police cars and a steady stream of fans greeted the team and floo…
NEWPORT — The Friends of Recreation will be hosting some very special guests on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at Wheeler Gymnasium.
NEW LONDON — The top-seeded Colby-Sawyer women’s rugby team was upset by fourth-seeded University of New England, 25-24, in Saturday’s National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) semifinal match at Mercer Field.
NEW YORK (AP) — Either loudly sing your own praises or don’t in the new year, but let’s leave the humble brag behind, along with a few other oversaturated, cloying or just plain silly cultural quirks that deserve a big goodbye.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks jumped in midday trading Friday after the government reported that employers added far more jobs than expected in November.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
HOUSTON (AP) — Video showing the U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead.
Major U.S. stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday, with gains in technology companies and banks offsetting declines elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is pressing forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next y…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president's financial records from his accounting firm.
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is applauding African American leaders in his home city for “speaking their truth” after a protester disrupted an event held to demonstrate black support for the mayor in South Bend, Indiana.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York handed President Donald Trump another legal defeat, ruling Tuesday that Congress can see his banking records for investigations into possible foreign influence in U.S. politics or other misdeeds.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and medical officials say unknown assailants shot at protesters in Baghdad’s Khilani Square, killing six and wounding 30.
MADRID (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg said Friday that calls for real action against climate change are still being “ignored" by political leaders despite their continuous praise of the global environmental youth movement she helped create.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Thursday to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States, but a senior U.S. official said Washington wants a broader deal involving China.
PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No. 1 economy and the second-biggest carbon emitter.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg told cheering supporters Tuesday that her three-week journey across the Atlantic had “energized” her for the fight against climate change as she arrived in Portugal.