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Making Spirits Bright – 12/23/21

Put some festive flavor into your holiday drinks! John Fladd mixes up cocktails based on some fun seasonal history and pop culture. Pottersville Special, anyone?

Also on the cover, celebrate Scotland’s New Year’s Eve traditions at NHSCOT’s Hogmanay, p. 10. Level up your grilled cheese at Prime Time, p. 28. And find music, laughs and more to ring in the new year, starting on p. 36.

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Covid-19 update As of Dec 13 As of Dec 20Total cases statewide 178,099 186,678Total current infections statewide 9,086 8,504Total deaths ...
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A look at the upcoming ski season Alexandra Moore, marketing director at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, talked about what ...
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With Christmas arriving on Saturday it’s time to review who’s been naughty and nice as we hand our annual presents ...
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Preserving New Hampshire The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program has awarded more than $4.7 million in matching grants for ...
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Big Events December 23, 2021 and beyond Thursday, Dec. 23 Need to do a little last-minute shopping? Two Villages Art ...
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Celebrate the new year Scottish-style You don’t have to live across the Atlantic to celebrate Hogmanay — Scotland’s New Year’s ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Still time for art gifts: If you’re still doing some ...
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Enjoy paperwhites and amaryllis indoors As winter drags along, I long for warm sun and green plants surrounding me outdoors ...
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Dear Donna, Can you give me any information on this box of metal puzzles? I believe they are all in ...
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Family fun for the weekend See Santa • As of Dec. 20 a few slots were still open for Santa’s ...
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Megan Thompson Travel advisor Megan Thompson is a travel advisor and owner of Wanderlust with Meg, based in Newmarket. Explain ...
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Wherein John Fladd presents “TannenBombed – A High-Proof Christmas Card in Eight Parts.” A note on measurements: For non-liquid ingredients, ...
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News from the local food scene • Here’s to 2022: Depending on when you’re reading this, there may still be ...
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Prime Time Grilled Cheese opening restaurant in Manchester Alex and Marcie Pichardo found success in 2018 with Prime Time Grilled ...
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Frank Barrese of Nashua is the executive chef of The 101 Grille (88 Shirking Road, Epping, 734-2273, the101grille.com), a new ...
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It’s almost Christmas, so you probably are already surrounded by many treats. You may wonder why you need one more ...
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Sweet wines for holiday giving and drinking The holiday season provides us with the opportunity to exchange gifts with those ...
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Alice Phoebe Lou, Child’s Play (self-released) I don’t like getting all class-war on an innocent album that never did anything ...
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Powder Days, by Heather Hansman (Hanover Square Press, 264 pages) Heather Hansman learned to love skiing in New England, even ...
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Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13) Peter Parker is introduced to the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home, a solid third ...
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Local music news & events • Back for Xmas: In what’s become a holiday tradition, Abrielle Scharff returns for her ...
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New Year’s Eve comedy across the state Laughter just may be the best medicine as New Hampshire and the rest ...
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Music, comedy and more for New Year’s Eve Send off 2021 in style with music, comedy and more on Friday, ...
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Thursday, Dec. 23 Bedford Copper Door: Lou Antonucci, 7 p.m. Brookline Alamo: Jordan Quinn, 4:30 p.m. Hermanos: Paul Hubert, 6:30 ...
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