Garden center issue

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM

Crow and squirrel face-off

One of our favorite nature photographers, Debbie LaValley, got this shot over the weekend. "I was over at my folks' house in Penacook and watching the crows eat old bread," she wrote. "I caught a gray squirrel jump down from the picnic table near one of the crows. The squirrel seemed to tip-toe away unseen by the crow." See your nature photos here or in our special Facebook album by…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Moose permits

It's the auction you've been waiting for

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire officially opened its second annual moose permit auction. As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders. Proceeds from the auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation and education programs and facilities of the Fish and Game Department. Deadline for auction bids is Aug. 4. To download an official bidder's packet, go to wildnh.com/foundation/moose_auction.html. Packets also may be requested by e-mailing coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Save the date

A good excuse to make your own jewelry

On May 7 Bead It!, 146 N. Main St., is holding a benefit for the Friends Emergency Housing Program. Bead It! will donate 30 percent of every sale to the Emergency Housing Program. For more information, beadit.biz.

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Volunteer corner

How to help with this year's food drive

With the arrival of spring, the annual food drive - sponsored by United Way of Merrimack County, the Letter Carriers of Greater Concord and the Capital Region Food Program - is fast approaching. More than 49 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and the food drive is more important than ever for our neighbors in need. This year's drive will take place on May 8. You can help in two important ways: -Place non-perishable food donations in a bag and leave them at your mailbox on May 8 for pick-up by your letter carrier. -Sign up to volunteer at the drive. The day will be divided into three shifts…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Movie classics

A BIG event you won't want to miss

The Community Players and Red River Theatres are going to have a BIG week April 24-May 1. Red River will be showing "Big," the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks in matinees all though school vacation week. The Players will be presenting "Big the Musical" at the Concord City Auditorium on April 30 and May 1 at 8 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m. "Big Week" will kick off on Sunday, April 25, with a special 7 p.m. showing of "Big" the movie at Red River, followed by a discussion led by The Players on how the musical was created from the movie. Both the movie and the musical focus on happier times and retell…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Nature 101

The exciting outdoor world

Dear Paul, What are your credentials and qualifications to answer questions about nature? A Facebook Friend Dear Facebook Friend, I was born with a silver maple spoon in my mouth, burdock burrs in my hair and thorn bush scratches on my legs. As a life-long nature detective, I have followed my curiosity over many unexpected paths while I ferreted out the most intriguing details of a whodunit mystery in the drama…