There's nothing like summer in New England.  Listeners this morning were asked what their favorite smells of summer were.  Apparently, I now know why Lilac is the official flower of New Hampshire!Many Facebook posts, calls and tweets for our topic this morning, and it appears both men and women enjoy the aroma of the the purple flower.  Summer smells at the beach were also very popular.

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And...The Winner Is...

Hopefully, you participated in our 'Unofficial - Official New Hampshire State Appetizer Poll.'  Here are the results.

5th Place - Fried Pickles
4th Place - Buffalo Wings
3rd Place - Steamers
2nd Place - Poutin

And...first place goes to...

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Scallops Wrapped in Bacon.  Thanks for voting!

Have You Seen The New 'Morning Waking Crew-zer?'

Thanks to our friends at Honda Barn, we get to drive this Honda CR-V all summer long!


Partly to mostly sunny and 88.  Occasional sun in the North Country and 86.

Top News Stories

Obama To Announce VA Pick
President Barack Obama plans to nominate his choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert McDonald is a former executive with Procter & Gamble, is a West Point grad and served as a captain in the Army. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would lead a troubled agency gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups.

Suspicious Death Investigation in Rumney
Authorities say they're investigating a suspicious death in Rumney.  They say the body of an adult male was found in the area of Stinson Lake at about 6 p.m. Sunday.  No arrests have been made.

New Owner Could Take Over Canadian Portion Of Railway
A new owner today could take over the Canadian portion of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway -- the railroad involved in last summer's deadly derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The U.S end of the railroad's assets were sold more than a month ago to an investment group, which changed its name to Central Maine and Quebec Railway.

Stupid News

An encounter with a big hair guy usually wouldn't make news, however, Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" is shooting footage in New Jersey.  A town-hall style  meeting was held for locals to tell their personal stories about their encounters with the Bigfoot.  The footage is expected to air something later this year.

Joke du Jour

How do you know you're working with a top-notch accountant?
"He's got a tax loophole named after him!
Why does a traffic light turn red?
"You would too, if you changed in the middle of the road!"
Why couldn't the chicken find her eggs?
"Because she mislaid them!"
Two strands of DNA are walking down the street.  One strand says to another...
"Do these genes make me look fat?"

Coming Up Tuesday

Another pair of tickets to see CMT on Tour with Kip Moore at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom.