A Fourth full of fireworks

Communities plan Independence Day celebrations

Fourth of July fireworks are looking more promising this year. Concord, Manchester and Nashua are all planning fireworks events, and so are several other communities in southern New Hampshire. All events take place on Sunday, July 4, unless otherwise noted. All events are subject to Continue reading “A Fourth full of fireworks”

Meals with mom

Brunches, special menus and more for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching — check out this list of brunches, dinners and special menus at local restaurants and function centers. Most dine-in events are planned for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9) unless otherwise specified, while a few local businesses are Continue reading “Meals with mom”

Ready for St. Patrick’s Day?

Restaurants get ready for March 17 and beyond

Guinness stew from New England’s Tap House Grille in Hooksett. Courtesy photo

North Side Grille in Hudson had ordered roughly 800 pounds of corned beef ahead of St. Patrick’s Day last year. Then came Gov. Chris Sununu’s emergency order on the afternoon Continue reading “Ready for St. Patrick’s Day?”

Downtown renaissance

Two decades of revitalization in Manchester, Concord and Nashua’s downtowns

When the Hippo started in 2001 with the intention of highlighting Manchester’s culture, well, there wasn’t nearly as much going on then as there is now (or was, pre-pandemic, and will be again, soon…). In the first of a month-long Continue reading “Downtown renaissance”

Have a festive feast

Where to order your holiday meals and desserts

From specialty entrees to fresh baked sweet treats, check out this list of local restaurants, bakeries and caterers to place your order with this holiday season.

All Real Meal (87 Elm St., Manchester, 782-3014, allrealmeal.com) is taking orders now for full Continue reading “Have a festive feast”

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