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Front of food boxes doesn’t always match back labels

When in search of food that fits your healthy lifestyle, always remember to read over labels thoroughly. I was reminded of this lesson the other day. See, the missus loves her mac and cheese, so while I was doing some grocery shopping, I thought I might try to find some with whole wheat ...

Don’t use shellac to preserve autographed baseballs

Dear Babe: I have a signed baseball. About 10-15 years ago I placed it in a plastic baseball case, but it kept fading. Was that a mistake? How do I keep this baseball from fading any further? – Mike Reilly, Nashua For starters, every expert Da Babe checked with said the plastic ...

Breakthrough experience

It was 14 degrees when the ice gave way under my skis and I suddenly found myself in the water. Trust me, that wasn’t where I wanted to be. Five experienced backcountry skiers had left the Garnet Hill Lodge Nordic Center (www.garnet-hill.com) in North River, N.Y., for a half-day ...

Rivier women’s hoop hopes unity fuels title chase

NASHUA – Paul Williams got the phone call in late September and he knew that his biggest challenge as a coach loomed. The Rivier University women’s basketball coach had always preached that his team is a family. And that was put to the test earlier in the school year when ...

Milford’s Nelson blossoming at Colby Sawyer

It’s hard to believe a 6-foot-4-inch basketball player with the athletic skills and overall ability of Kyle Nelson could get lost in the shuffle on a New Hampshire high school team. But that’s how it seemed during his years at Milford High School. As the Spartans won ...

Pelham skier has Olympic dreams

In aerial skiing you conquer the fear factor in stages. The first back flip is an entry into the realm. The moment you land following two mid-air flips you’ve joined a very exclusive club. When you conquered the triple flip, like 17-year-old Eric Loughran of Pelham, you might get a ...

UNH falls 4-1 to Merrimack at The Whit

DURHAM – With a share of first place in Hockey East on the line, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team couldn’t come up with a much-wanted win. After defeating Merrimack College twice in a week – once at Merrimack and once in a ...

Detox week big help in restarting fitness program

You’re doing this again. Why bother? You’re just going to go back to eating what you have been for the last few months when it’s done. You aren’t having a beer with dinner? And you haven’t had coffee for a week? Everything OK? You feel like ...

Not much value in anything O.J. Simpson related

Dear Babe: I have a plate that O.J. Simpson had made for all of his lineman and coaching staff when he ran for the record 2,003 yards. There were only about 40 that were made to commemorate the achievement and were never sold to the public – only given to teammates and staff. It was ...

UNH men down Northeastern, 3-1, on Friday

BOSTON – Casey DeSmith stopped a season-high 47 shots and Kevin Goumas had a pair of assists in the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s Friday night 3-1 win over Northeastern University at historic Matthews Arena in Hockey East action. UNH improves to ...

Who pays for search, rescue and recovery?

Pressure cookers that have been simmering slowly in Vermont and New Hampshire are beginning to boil overs and a real explosion may be on the way. The question at hand is how to pay for the increasing number of wilderness search and rescue operations these two states are having to conduct each ...

Souhegan hoop alum winning again at Bentley

There are always huge adjustments when an athlete moves from high school to college. It might be being away from home for the first time, and it might be the increased demands that college athletes, especially scholarship athletes, generally face. But one adjustment Souhegan High School ...

Winter camping equates to people playing in ‘The Freezer’

No sooner had the weather wonks started intoning phrases like “Arctic Blast,” “Deep Freeze,” “Coldest Weather of the Winter,” and “Dangerous Wind Chills,” than the emails started flying as my buddy David and I ...

UNH men’s hockey falls at Merrimack College

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Jeff Wyer (Reading Mass.) stopped a career-high 32 shots, but the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team dropped Friday night’s game, 3-2, at Merrimack College in Hockey East action at Lawler Arena. UNH falls to 14-6-2 ...

Nashua North alum Rosenberg overcomes challenges

Kevin Rosenberg was watching the Olympics last summer, wondering about his own future as a competitive athlete, when he came to a realization. The easy way out – after back surgery and far more downs than ups as a college athlete – would be to give it up and move on to the ...

Scrapbooking cards ruins grade, decreases value

Dear Babe: I have some 1948 Bowman basketball cards and 1950 Bowman football cards. The cards are all in pretty good condition, but there is one issue. Back in the day I used Scotch tape to hold the cards in place. They have no crease, but the tape is visible. Not all have the tape on the ...

Joe Marchilena: Cranky detox week leads into much brighter days

If you see me later this week, and you want to say hello, you might want to think twice. If all goes according to plan, I will be in the middle of another detox week, and if it’s anything like last year’s week, I won’t be a pleasant person. The plan is to once ...

Tim Jones: Stay warm by keeping cool during winter activities

This question came in from Chris, in the middle of the last cold snap. With another cold spell upon us, it seemed particularly timely: “What would you recommend for the ideal, close to skin layer, clothing for winter hiking and running. I’ve tried a broad range of all of ...

Silver Knights open third FCBL season at home on June 5

NASHUA – Believe it or not, the Nashua Silver Knights season will begin in less than five months. As of Thursday, the exact date is now known, as the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced its 2013 schedule. The two-time defending champion Knights will open at Holman Stadium ...

UConn TE from area in Classic

Ryan Griffin is hoping to follow in the footsteps of a former teammate. He’ll take the next step in the journey Saturday, when the former UConn tight end and Londonderry High School graduate will suit up for the first Raycom College Football All-Star Classic. The game is one of a ...