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Thrill Rides – 12/16/21

Tap into your adventurous side without actually jumping out of a plane! We tried indoor skydiving and surfing, smashing things at Rage Cage NH and pole dancing for fitness and fun. The results? Worth it.

Also on the cover, it’s time to rethink kale, p. 22. Find good eats for New Year’s Eve, p. 30. And for the music lovers in your life, consider these gifts, p. 44.

Following closely the end of daylight saving time comes my recognition of just how much shorter are the passing days ...
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Covid-19 update As of Dec 6 As of Dec 13Total cases statewide 169,219 178,099Total current infections statewide 9,671 9,086Total deaths ...
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Charitable giving for the holiday season Melinda Mosier, director of donor services at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, talked about ...
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After a summer of big changes I waited to give my outlook for the Celtics until I’d seen them play ...
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Moose plate money Fifteen projects aimed at protecting and restoring New Hampshire’s natural resources have been awarded a total of ...
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Big Events December 16, 2021 and beyond Thursday, Dec. 16 The Peacock Players present A Christmas Carol: An Original Live ...
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Skydiving without a plane, surfing the indoor waves and other ways to get outside your comfort zone. Looking for adventure? ...
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Birdie premieres at Canterbury Shaker Village’s holiday event The heartwarming story of a child who grew up in Canterbury Shaker ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • A Christmas classic: There are still plenty of opportunities to ...
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Why the misunderstood veggie is a hero Like Rodney Dangerfield, kale doesn’t get enough respect. I’ve been told that it ...
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Dear Donna, These brass buttons were from my grandfather’s military jacket. Where he was in his career at the time, ...
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Family fun for the weekend Ho ho ho holidays The holiday happenings — plays, concerts, Santa appearances and more! — ...
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Daria Harvey Financial assistance client advocate Daria Harvey is a client advocate at SHARE Outreach, a nonprofit that provides emergency ...
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News from the local food scene • Season’s eatings: There may still be time to order your holiday dinners and ...
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Peppermint mocha, with house blend A&E iced coffee, house made peppermint and mocha syrup, plant-based milk, coconut whipped cream and a cacao nib and candy cane topping
Vegan coffee and breakfast cart launches in Manchester When Madeline Rossi and her wife Olivia Lenox bought a small mobile ...
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Celebrate 2022 with a special meal or dining party Ring in 2022 with a special multi-course meal, a midnight Champagne ...
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Chef Martin Kelly Jr. oversees kitchen operations at Stones Social (449 Amherst St., Nashua, 943-7445, stonessocial.com), an eatery known for ...
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Falafel is one of those dishes that seems like it’s healthy, but that isn’t always the case. Although falafel is ...
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’Tis the season for holiday beers I used to be obsessed with holiday brews. As in, there wasn’t enough holiday ...
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Tulip Tiger x Garrett Noel, Synth Xmas II (Give/Take Records) Funny, right after I wrapped up this week’s Playlist thingie, ...
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West Side Story (PG-13) Get Maria and Tony, the Sharks and the Jets, the dance-fights and the love songs plus ...
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The Power of the Dog (R) Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst. Jane Campion writes and directs this movie based on a ...
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On Animals, by Susan Orlean (Avid Reader Press, 237 pages) Susan Orlean had me at “Shiftless Little Loafers,” her 1996 ...
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Local music news & events • Holiday cheer: Hosting its annual benefit show, the Uncle Steve Band is a friendly ...
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Gift ideas for music fans Books, box sets, baubles, even bespoke action figures are all good ways to make the ...
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Thursday, Dec. 16 Auburn Auburn Pitts: open mic jam, 6:30 p.m. Bedford Copper Door: Jodee Frawlee, 7 p.m. Brookline Alamo: ...
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