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Best of 2022 — 03/31/22

The results are in! Find out Hippo readers’ opinions of the best people, places and things in New Hampshire, plus see some of the clever – and spot-on – responses we got to a few fun questions.

Also on the cover, meet four of the Capital City region’s authors, p. 26. Amateur bakers compete with French-inspired cakes at a new event in Merrimack, p. 36. And hear the sounds of Heart in Concord, p. 46.

So often in our society, I hear how we crave opportunities for our children to explore, to tinker, and to ...
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Covid-19 update As of March 21 As of March 28Total cases statewide 301,308 302,181Total current infections statewide 911 1,020Total deaths ...
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State’s first female deputy enforcement, licensing chief Meet Danielle Ellston, the new deputy chief and deputy director of the New ...
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Idle thoughts today from an idle mind. Given the Tom Brady-to-Miami rumor that surfaced last week, maybe we have a ...
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Granite State innovates New Hampshire is the 9th most innovative state, according to a new report on the country’s most ...
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Big Events March 31, 2022 and beyond Thursday, March 31 Get music and the art of Andy Warhol at Art ...
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Hippo readers have a lot of opinions. This year’s Best of 2022 Readers’ Poll features, for the most part, five ...
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Meet four Concord-area writers at “An Evening to Remember” Concord author Paul Brogan is on a mission to show locals ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Everyone is connected: The Anselmian Abbey Players present The Theory ...
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A key step toward successful gardening This is a good time to beat the rush and get your soil tested ...
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Dear Donna, We thought you would enjoy this set of Goffstown history books. They are in good condition and full ...
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Family fun for the weekend Thursday night live Cowabunga’s Indoor Playground (725 Huse Road in Manchester; cowabungas.com, 935-9659) will hold ...
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Samantha Ross Langlois Metaphysical shop keeper Samantha Ross Langlois is the owner of Rock Bottom in Belmont, a shop that ...
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News from the local food scene • Keep on brewing on: New Hampshire Craft Beer Week, an annual 10-day celebration ...
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Franco-American Centre to host amateur cake competition Eight amateur bakers will show off their cake decorating skills to attendees and ...
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Bellissimo opens in former Fratello’s space in Nashua Less than three weeks after Fratello’s Italian Grille closed its downtown Nashua ...
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Paige Melanson is the owner of Crumb to Mama (find her on Instagram @crumbtomama), serving as the in-house baker for ...
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After five weeks of baked goods, it seems like a good time to switch to a healthier dish. This week ...
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I blame Forged In Fire. Granted, I’ve always had a weakness for television competition shows where people make things and ...
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Lighten up with some rosés It’s official! Spring is here! It happened at 11:33 a.m., March 20. Mother Nature may ...
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Various Artists, Black Lives: From Generation to Generation (Jammin’colorS Records) The Belgium-based Jammin’colorS label is run by its chef/cook/bottle-washer, Stefany ...
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What Happened to the Bennetts, by Lisa Scottoline (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 400 pages) Most people have heard of the federal ...
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The Lost City (PG-13) Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are accidental explorers seeking ancient treasure and running from a petulant ...
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The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival kicks off Thursday, March 31, and runs through Sunday, April 10, with 16 films ...
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Local music news & events • Pickers’ pick: A new band of bluegrass aces, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway is ...
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Heart By Heart hits Cap Center Among tribute bands, Heart by Heart is unique in actually having original members in ...
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