Sugar & Stripes — 12/22/22

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With Christmas just days away, food writer Matt Ingersoll takes a deep dive into one of the holiday’s most iconic sweet treats: the candy cane. Find out what goes into making candy canes by hand and where you can get them locally, from traditional red and white peppermint canes to those in all different colors and flavors.

Also on the cover Ring in 2023 with a special meal or midnight Champagne toast at a local restaurant or bar (page 24). Find live local music this weekend and beyond in our Music This Week section (starting on page 35). Katelyn Sahagian explores the magic behind some of New Hampshire’s largest holiday light shows (page 16).

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Prepping the beard & putting on bells for the season Santa Mark (Marc Nozell in the off season) gives us ...
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Big Events December 22, 2022 and beyond Wednesday, Dec. 28 Recycled Percussion, the legendary drumming group from New England, opens ...
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Local confectioners discuss candy cane creation Christmas may be days away, but at Nelson’s Candy in Wilton, it’s not uncommon ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Last-minute art shopping: The big craft fairs are finished for ...
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A look at light shows across southern New Hampshire By Katelyn Sahagian ksahagian@hippopress.com There’s something magical about the twinkling of ...
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Dear Donna, We have accumulated inherited Christmas balls and other decorations from family. It’s time now for a new look, ...
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Family fun for the weekend Library activities • The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) is hosting a seasonal craft ...
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Pruned trees for outside, cut branches for inside Normally at this time of year I can go out to the ...
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Window treatment specialist Ernie Dascoli is the owner of Made In The Shade, a custom window treatment business in Windham ...
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News from the local food scene • Celebrate with wine: Winemaker Amy LaBelle of LaBelle Winery in Amherst and Derry ...
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Get ready to welcome 2023 at a local restaurant or bar Ring in 2023 with a special multi-course meal or ...
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Megan Sampson of Hudson and her aunt, Vicki Abbott, are The Soup Ladies (thesoupladies.com, find them on Facebook), offering a ...
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A hot drink for the holidays I’ve got a rule of thumb that makes a deceptive amount of sense. When ...
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