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2:43 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

North Country Group Creates Community Forest

Courtesy of The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

A group of North Country towns working with the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has purchased 844 acres to create the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest in Easton.

The group – which includes Easton, Franconia, Landaff and Sugar Hill - has been working to buy the land, which is adjacent to The White Mountain National Forest.

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Word of Mouth
2:03 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Diary Of A Space Zucchini: An Astronaut Imagines His Vegetable's Voice

Don Pettit

NASA’s Don Pettit has been back from his last mission aboard the International Space Station for over a year, but his blog “Letters to Earth” remains one of the most fascinating and profound windows into the creative and emotional life of an astronaut.  While in space he penned and published poetry, An Astronaut’s Guide to Space Etiquette, and the series, “Diary of a Space Zucchini”, which detailed life on the ISS from the unusual perspective of a se

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NH News
1:50 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Student Photo IDs Valid For Tuesday's Primaries In Manchester, Nashua

Credit justgrimes / Flickr Creative Commons

With the state’s two largest cities holding primaries on Tuesday, state election officials are reminding voters that college and high school photo IDs remain a valid form of identification at the polls.

A bill signed into law earlier this year kept student photo IDs issued in New Hampshire as a form of ID that voters can present at the polls.

Assistant Secretary of State David Scanlon says a driver’s license, U.S. passport, military ID card, or non-driver’s license issued by the DMV will also be accepted.

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International
1:24 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

VIDEO: How Parbuckling Works In Ship Rescues

NH News
1:00 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Portsmouth Job Fair Geared Toward Veterans, Military Spouses

More than 40 employers will be on hand for a job fair in Portsmouth on Tuesday for veterans and military spouses.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring the event at the Frank Jones Conference Center.

The event also includes a workshop to help with resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques.

The workshop starts at 9 in the morning and the job fair runs from 10 to 1.

Word of Mouth
12:40 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

War Play: Video Games And The Future Of Armed Conflict

A screen shot from "America's Army," the video game used to help train the military.

The "military-entertainment complex" has been quietly developing for decades.  The Pentagon helped sponsor the first personal computers, a few big-budget hollywood films and funded the M.I.T. graduate students who created the first video game, called Spacewar!, in 1962. And for decades, the military has used video games and digital simulations to train troops.

The U.S. Army-developed video game America’s Army was originally invented as a means of re-branding the military in the eyes of teenagers. It is now the Army’s go-to tool and has even worked its way into public school lesson plans. Corey Mead is Assistant Professor of English at CUNY’s Baruch College, and author of War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict.

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Word of Mouth
12:22 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

A Bicycle Built From Bamboo: Can It Get This Alabama Town Back On Track?

Credit via sadp.ku.edu

Lance Rake is Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Kansas and the creative force behind “The Semester Bicycle,” a sleek and durable bike  made of bamboo grown just three blocks from an assembly shop in Greensboro, Alabama. He’s collaborating with community development organizations in Greensboro to create more than an innovative bike, but a new manufacturing model to pull a town in an economic standstill back into the race. 

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Word of Mouth
12:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Farming...In Space!

Credit Courtesy NASA.gov

If you think there are too many food deserts in cities across the United States, try finding some fresh produce in outer space.  Naturally, NASA makes sure astronauts living on the International Space Station don’t go hungry, but since it costs about $10,000 to send a single pound of food to the I.S.S., you can bet they don’t see a lot of leafy greens.

That cost is just one reason growing fresh food in outer space is a crucial step in the future of manned space exploration.  Jesse Hirsch is a staff writer for Modern Farmer, where you can find his article, “Space Farming: The Final Frontier”. 

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NH News
9:27 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Strawbery Banke Receives $300K Donation From State Senator

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A New Hampshire state senator has made a $300,000 donation to the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth to construct an expanded visitor's center.

Martha Fuller Clark, a Portsmouth Democrat, said she hopes the project, which includes a new cafe along with 50 percent more space in the lecture hall, will bring more people to the 10-acre outdoor history museum.

Fuller Clark's mother, Marion Fuller, was one of the founders of Strawbery Banke, which is a National Historic Landmark.

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NH News
8:35 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Manchester School Board Members To Get Common Core Update

Manchester school board members will get an update on the district’s implementation of the Common Core state standards at a committee meeting tonight.

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NH News
8:33 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Mayoral Race Among Those On Ballot For Manchester Primary

Credit Tracy Lee Carroll, NHPR

Voters will head to the polls in Manchester tomorrow for the city’s primary.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

N.H. Groups Awarded Federal Grants For Substance Abuse Prevention

New Hampshire ranks 5th in the nation for binge drinking and regular marijuana use among young adults.  That’s according to numbers released this month by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.  But the federal government has awarded some communities grants to focus on prevention.

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Folk Show
9:07 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 9/15/13

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label/

Windborne/ Chilly Winds/ Recorded at Nelson Town Hall/ Monadnock Folklore Society

Woke Up This Morning/ Mavis Staples/ One True Vine/ Anti

I Like to Sleep Late In the Morning/ David Bromberg Band/ Midnight On the Water/ Legacy/Columbia

City Kids/ Susan Werner/ Hayseed/ Thirty Tigers

Rock And Root/ John Perraul/t Rock And Root/ Rockweed

Because Of This/ Patty Larkin/ Still Green/ Signature Sounds

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Folk Show
8:15 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Folk Show Calendar (Festivals, Concerts & Dances)

September Festivals

September 20-22 ~ NH Highland Games

Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH

www.nhscot.org  603-229-1975

   Performers: Albannach. The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Natalie Haas,  Alasdair Fraser, John Carmichael, The Brigadoons, Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Strathspey & Reel Society of NH, Prydein, and The American Rogues,

September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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North Country
6:27 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Search For Man Missing Along Baker River To Resume Monday Morning

A search for a man reported missing along the Baker River in Plymouth will resume Monday morning, says Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Michael Gatto, 51, of Thornton, was reported missing Saturday evening by a companion, with whom he had been camping along the banks of the river near the Plymouth High School.

The search Saturday night and Sunday included the waters and shorelines of the Baker and Pemigewasset Rivers.

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