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2021 Year in Review – 12/30/21

Some of the hopes we had for 2021 played out (vaccines!), and others (life going back to normal!), not so much. Find out what went down in arts (p. 18), food (p. 38), movies (p. 48) and nightlife (p. 56) in 2021, and take a sneak peek at what’s to come in 2022.

Also on the cover, walk through a wonderland of lights at LaBelle, p. 26. Make some simple sweets, p. 42 & 44. And ring in the new year with a cocktail (p. 44) or try a new brew (p. 46).

As Hippo rounds out its 21st year I want to express my gratitude. In the past 21 years, Hippo hasn’t ...
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A graphic the shape of the state of New Hampshire, filled in with the New Hampshire flag made up of the crest of New Hampshire on a blue field.
Covid-19 update As of Dec 20 As of Dec 27Total cases statewide 186,678 194,470Total current infections statewide 8,504 8,026Total deaths ...
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Manchester author chronicles his years as fugitive Jorge William Nayor of Manchester discusses his memoir, Dinosaur in the Park: Adventure ...
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In a year of weird and wild sports stories here are the top ones as I see it. Covid-19: It’s ...
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A graphic the shape of the state of New Hampshire, filled in with the New Hampshire flag made up of the crest of New Hampshire on a blue field.
Messy roads for Christmas Hundreds of crashes and several major road closures on Christmas morning put a damper on some ...
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Big Events December 30, 2021 and beyond Thursday, Dec. 30 Looking to get outside? Check out the Educational Farm at ...
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Theater and art groups rally in 2021 Well, it was better than 2020 — that’s the sentiment that many in ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Nashua arts venue gets an official name: The performing arts ...
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Dear Donna, I am sending you pictures of a bracelet that my mom has given to me. My dad gave ...
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LaBelle Winery creates a winter light show By Paula Constance news@hippopress.com Decorative lights continue at LaBelle Winery’s Derry location with ...
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This tree peony had 10-inch-wide blossoms. Photo by Henry Homeyer.
Little snow means more work in the garden Although we had a little snow on the ground for much of ...
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Family fun for the weekend Head to the museum Get the family out of the house by sending them to ...
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Keith McDonald Water filtration specialist Keith McDonald is the owner and founder of NH Tap, a Milford-based company that builds ...
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News from the local food scene • New Year’s eats: Join the Copper Door Restaurant (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677; ...
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A look back at the local food scene in 2021, plus trends and predictions for 2022 Local restaurateurs continued to ...
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Josie Lemay is the owner of Wildflour Cakes (wildflourcake.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @wildflour_cake), specializing in custom wedding cakes ...
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We are nearing the very end of the holiday season. After New Year’s Eve, there may be thoughts (and actions) ...
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For a variety of complicated, therapy-inducing reasons, we spent Christmas in 1974 with my mother’s twin sister and her family ...
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Take the beer less tasted When someone asks me what kind of beer I like, I usually say something along ...
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Reptaliens, Multiverse (self-released) The first album from this Portland, Oregon-based husband-and-wife synthpop duo was 2017’s FM-2030, named after the famous ...
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These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
These Precious Days, by Ann Patchett (Harper, 320 pages) The Ann Patchett craze somehow eluded me, although I know people ...
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A look at the funner films of 2021 The best movie of 2021 is Barb and Star Go to Vista ...
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Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Resurrections
The Matrix Resurrections (R) Keanu Reeves is once again Neo — or is he Thomas Anderson, sometimes delusional but wildly ...
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Local music news & events • Familiar tunes: Roll into the long weekend with Eddie Sands, a singer and guitarist ...
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Looking back, and forward In the parlance of performance, 2020 wasn’t a hard act to follow — anything would beat ...
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Thursday, Dec. 30 Bedford Copper Door: Jordan Quinn, 7 p.m. Brookline Alamo: Jeff Mrozek, 4:30 p.m. Concord Hermanos: Brian Booth, ...
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