Lager love — 6/13/2024

It’s lager season! This week’s cover story takes a look at this popular beer variety and local breweries that make them.

Also on the cover, Zach Umperovitch talks about his Rube Goldberg machines ahead of a stint at the SEE Science Center (page 6). It’s a big weekend for concerts including Collective Soul and Hootie and the Blowfish at BankNH Pavilion (see page 31) and the Northfields Festival in Swanzey (page 32) and many more shows (find Concert listings on page 28). It’s another delicious weekend for fans of traditional Greek food festival fare (see page 22).

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White pine needles According to a recent press release, the New Hampshire Forest Health Bureau said that due to the ...
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Inspiring future engineers with Zach Umperovitch Zach Umperovitch is the national contest director at the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation ...
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The Big Story – NBA Finals: The Celtics held serve by taking Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals ...
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Everything is yellow The good news for allergy sufferers is that the amount of ragweed pollen in the air is ...
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Thursday, June 13 The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire hosts an evening of reflection and exploration with a panel ...
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The enduring appeal of a light, effervescent brew By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Aaron Share, brewer and co-founder of To Share Brewing ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • It’s Member Appreciation Week at the Currier Museum of Art ...
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Music, a party and more at the Manchester Pride Parade and Festival By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Manchester True Collaborative, in partnership ...
Family fun for whenever Bees! • Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center (928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, prescottfarm.org) will host a ...
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Film director Griffin Hansen is an award-winning director of animated films from New Hampshire who recently released the animated short ...
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News from the local food scene • Martini-cupcake pairing: The monthly martini-cupcake pairing at the Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, ...
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And so is the festival When you cook a lot of food for a passionate food crowd, there’s always a ...
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The Colonial springtime menu So let’s say, hypothetically, you’ve made it through another Colonial winter. It’s springtime in the 1750s, ...
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“My journey in the food industry began as a dishwasher/caterer in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, in a four-diamond hotel-restaurant complex,” said ...
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There are words floating around in the air that we’ve heard, that we’d love to use in conversation, but whose ...
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CHVE, Kalvarie (Wicked Cool Records) Meanwhile on Neptune, we have this one from the vocalist of Belgian post-metal collective Amenra, ...
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Not in Love,by Ali Hazelwood (Berkley, 400 pages) Ali Hazelwood prefaces her latest book with what is, essentially, a fair-warning ...
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The smallest dollop of Bad Boys schmear is scraped across a very dry two-hour movie in Bad Boys: Ride or ...
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Big City Greens The Movie: Spacecation (TV-Y7) Familial love and support and the concept of working together to solve problems ...
Local music news & events • Supergroup: With members from four big north-of-the-border acts, Trans-Canada Highwaymen is more than the ...
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Hootie & the Blowfish, Collective Soul hit Gilford Back in the ’90s, when there was still a record business, both ...
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Northlands Festival returns Goose has played Northlands in Swanzey before. The Connecticut-based progressive jam band did a drive-in show during ...

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Berry Delicious — 6/06/2024

Berry season is nearly here — look forward to a sweet parade of locally grown berries starting with strawberries in June, and blueberries and raspberries in July. In this week’s cover story, we take a look at the coming season and offer a list of some places to pick your own. Also having a moment is lavender — and it has its own you-pick season at one area farm in July. And for seasonal treats you don’t have to pick, check out area farmers markets.

Also on the cover Find live music at area restaurants and breweries, some of which are taking the fun to patios or decks, in the Music This Week, which starts on page 30. Michael Witthaus heads to 42nd Street at the Palace Theatre (page 14). Enjoy tasty barbecue and eye-catching planes at the Aviation Museum of NH’s annual Fly-In BBQ (page 22).

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Browntail moths According to a press release, the New Hampshire Forest Health Bureau announced that Browntail moth caterpillar winter webs ...
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Mystery Stone and more at the NH Historical Society Elizabeth Dubrulle is the Director of Education and Public Programs at ...
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The Big Story – Celtics in the NBA Finals: We’re at the point where pretty much everyone thought the Celtics ...
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NH residents spend less on vacations According to an online story in the Boston Globe on May 30, New Hampshire ...
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Friday, June 7 Classic ’80s hair band Stryper will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St. in Derry, ...
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Berries! Almost time for strawberry and blueberry seasons By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com ‘Tis the season where farms invite ordinary people to ...
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Palace season finale 42nd Street shines By Michael Witthausmwitthaus@hippopress.com The final musical in the Palace Theatre’s 2023-2024 season is far ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Music outdoors: Concerts on the Common is put on by ...
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Colin Mochrie takes the show on the road By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Described as a hardworking and imaginative mammal in his ...
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Hi, Donna, These boat lanterns were in our camp at the lake, which was built in 1910. I’m not sure ...
Family fun for whenever Bugs! • Twiggs Gallery (254 King St., Boscawen) will be offering a free Little Ladybug Make ...
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Program & Marketing Director Graham Gifford is the Program & Marketing Director of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner ...
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News from the local food scene • Martini-cupcake pairing: The monthly martini-cupcake pairing at the Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, ...
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Aviation Museum holds its summer get-together By John Fladdjfladd@hippopress.com There is a phenomenon familiar to pilots called the Hundred Dollar ...
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Jeremy Hart, owner, Stash Box Restaurant in Manchester “I started bartending in college, and just never stopped,” said Jeremy Hart, ...
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The stem of a glass — a wine glass, a Champagne flute or a martini glass — is there to ...
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Steve Conte, The Concrete Jangle (Wicked Cool Records) You may know Conte from his guitar contributions to the New York ...
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God’s Ghostwriters, by Candida Moss (Little, Brown & Co., 303 pages) In the first centuries of the Common Era, literacy ...
Local music news & events • Island country: Get ready for Kenny Chesney’s three-night stand at Gillette Stadium with No ...
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Bike Run party with James Montgomery Band By Michael Witthausmwitthaus@hippopress.com The yearly Laconia Motorcycle Week is returning, which means drivers ...
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A 1970s late night talk show host really monkey-paws his prayer for ratings on Late Night with the Devil, a ...
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Smells like nineties spirit — 5/30/2024

The Red NOT Chili Peppers (pictured on this week’s cover, photo by Michael Witthaus) is one of the bands bringing the sounds of the 1990s to live musical performances. Michael Witthaus checks in with some of the performers and finds out where you can see them this summer.

Also on the cover Bennington celebrates the stalk at its Rhubarb Festival on Saturday, June 1 (page 24). Check out the art you can hike to at Andres Institute of Art (page 14). Keys Piano Bar & Grill offers dueling pianos, boozy smoothies and an atmosphere of fun (page 29).

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Electric rates up less According to a recent press release, data from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” ...
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Find antique books, out-of-print gems and more The 47th Northern New England Book Fair will be held at the Everett ...
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The Big Story – Celts Hold Serve: All we can tell you at our Memorial Day-induced (very) early deadline is ...
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Check is in the mail In a recent study by WalletHub (wallethub.com), an online financial services website, New Hampshire home-owners ...
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Friday, May 31 The curtain rises tonight at 7:30 p.m. on 42nd Street at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., ...
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Tribute bands tackle the music of the 1990s Gen X didn’t see it coming, despite the harbingers: internet reminders that ...
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Take in the natural and artistic beauty at Andres Institute By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com The Andres Institute of Art (106 Route ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Multi-artist show:Positive Street Art and Opportunity Network will be hosting their ...
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Green Envy offers classes, crafts and more By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Kermit the Frog once remarked that it’s not easy being ...
Family fun for whenever Music, fun and games • Saturday, June 1, marks Nashua’s Parks and Recreation Department’s official start ...
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As the saying goes, “spring has sprung.” In my garden, daffodils are blooming and tulips are on the way. My ...
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Dear Donna, I saw your article in the Hippo and was hoping you could take a look at these few ...
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Multi-disciplinary Artist and Art Teacher Explain your job and what it entails. My day job is as a high school ...
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News from the local food scene • Herbal infusions class: The Cozy Tea Cart (104A Route 13, Brookline, 249-9111, thecozyteacart.com) ...
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Where everything is about rhubarb At the Bennington Rhubarb festival: “We’re ‘All Rhubarb, All the Time’,” said Festival coordinator Molly ...
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New burger place downtown A frustrating afternoon as a broke musician was a turning point for Ian Tufts, the creator ...
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There are two issues that need to be addressed right off the bat: (1) Watermelon really, really seems like it ...
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Bistro 603 (345 Amherst St., Suite 1, Nashua, 722-6362, bistro603nashua.com) Jason Duffy is the executive chef of Bistro 603. Born ...
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Göden, Vale of the Fallen (Svart Records) Awesome, a sludge-metal album, such a cute sludge-metal album, who’s the good boy! ...
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The Guncle Abroad, by Steven Rowley (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 320 pages) It took me a minute to get back into ...
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A young girl is stolen from a “place of abundance” and introduced into the harsh world of post-apocalyptic Australia in ...
Local music news & events • Bucolic: Now that the weather is improving, a Word Barn concert starring Ryan Montbleau ...
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Dueling piano bar new in Manchester Sonya Gelinas embodies the spirit of an entrepreneur. She and her husband, Josh Philbrick, ...

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Summer guide 2024 — 5/23/2024

It’s summer! Or, you know, close enough! Memorial Day weekend kicks off that summertime frame of mind and to celebrate we’re presenting our annual guide to summer events — get your concerts, ball games, art festivals, food festivals and other flavors of summertime fun.

Also on the cover, Michael Witthaus talks with the frontman for the BoDeans (page 44). Get ready for the NH Bacon & Beer Festival (page 36). Take your game of Clue to the streets of Concord (page 30).

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And I would walk 0.68 miles According to a press release, the City of Manchester has updated its plans to ...
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A talk with the reigning Miss New Hampshire Miss New Hampshire 2024, Emily Spencer, talks about what the role entails ...
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The Big Story – Celtics Start Round 3: So much for our first real New York–Boston playoff series since 1984 ...
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New Hampshire is a good place for military retirees According to a recent study by WalletHub (Wallethub.com), an online financial ...
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Thursday, May 23 The Nashua Public Library will conduct an Adult Field Trip to Mine Falls Gatehouse and Hydroelectric Dam ...
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Load up your season with fun Finally, it’s summer! OK, maybe not in an official calendar sense but Memorial Day ...
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Clue comes to life in Concord Who killed Mr. Boddy, with what weapon, and where? Was it Miss Peacock wielding ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Art of the cupcake: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center (928 ...
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Hi, Donna, Wondering if you could give me some information on this melodeon. I purchased it from a coworker who ...
Family fun for whenever Outdoors is open Want to celebrate unofficial summer by the water? Here are some state parks ...
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Owner of Tight Bite Tackle Hunter Glass handcrafts unique fishing lures in Concord at his business Tight Bite Tackle (tightbitetackle.com) ...
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News from the local food scene • Charcuterie workshop: Learn how to assemble an elegant or artfully rustic meat and ...
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Also beer and barbecue at annual fest Jeremy Garrett has a four-word mantra that would stop almost anybody in their ...
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Andy Day, Chef and owner of Cask & Vine (1 E. Broadway in Derry, 965-3454, caskandvine.com) Andy Day is the ...
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The first time I had my bicycle stolen was in the Army, when a platoonmate of mine with a drug ...
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The Treatment, Wake Up The Neighbourhood (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) Yep, it’s been a little while since we checked in at ...
Local music news & events • All inclusive: Million Dollar Quartet star and piano prodigy Nat Zegree’s The History of ...
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BoDeans play Nashua Center In the middle of the 1980s, a contingent of bands emerged from a swamp of big ...

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Art on wheels — 5/16/2024

Muscle cars, British cars, hand-crafted one-of- a-kind cars — classics of all stripes are hitting the roads for the fair driving season. Zachary Lewis talks to members of NH Muscle Cars, which will kick off its season with a show this Saturday, May 18, as well as other aficionados of these works of art on wheels. Cover photo features a ’69 Camaro, courtesy of AK Rods and Customs.

Also on the cover This year’s artists are at work on new pieces of public art during the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium (page 14).

Also in Nashua, load up on eats at the annual Greek Food Festival at St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church (page 22). Break out your zoot suit — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy comes to Tupelo Music Hall in Derry (page 29).

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Property tax relief According to a press release, New Hampshire homeowners may have the opportunity to receive property tax relief ...
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Conservation, education, recreation Dave Anderson is the Senior Director of Education at the Concord-based Society for the Protection of New ...
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The Big Story – Alumni News: After his one-calamity-after-another ways since 2018, you knew from the day the Sox traded ...
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Hooray for Henry! Garden writer and longtime Hippo contributor Henry Homeyer was recently awarded the Fred E. Beane award by ...
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Thursday, May 16 The Riverwalk Trail connecting Hooksett and Allenstown is finally complete. There will be a grand opening ceremony ...
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Fans of muscle cars, British cars and rat rods prepare for another season on the road By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Although ...
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Work begins at the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com The Nashua International Sculpture Symposium was started in 2008 ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Murder! The Hillsborough Community Center is raising funds to build ...
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Celebrating creativity in Sunapee Wine and chocolate will flow amidst paintings, photography and piano music at an upcoming event in ...
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Education and fellowship at Iron Rose Women’s Shooting Club By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com TerryAnn Bowen is the only female owner of ...
Family fun for whenever Kids love trucks • Liberty House will host a Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, May 18, at ...
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Dear Donna, Came across this in my dad’s garage. Can’t figure out what it was for or why he would ...
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Owner of Mellifera modern Melissa Fournier is an artist and the owner of Mellifera Modern, which focuses on custom clothing ...
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News from the local food scene • Competition-worthy cooking: If you’ve ever wondered how good the contestants on Top Chef ...
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Music, dance and baklava this weekend The festival is coming together. The tents are going up. St. Philip Greek Orthodox ...
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Corey Fletcher is the award-winning chef and owner of Revival Kitchen (11 Depot St., Concord, 715-5723, revivalkitchennh.com). Prior to Revival, ...
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Base: ¾ cup (180 g) unsweetened almond butter ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons (180 g) granulated sugar 2¾ cups (660 ...
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Unearthly Rites, Ecdysis (Prosthetic Records) You know, I don’t know if I’ve ever reviewed an album from the Prosthetic imprint ...
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Worry, by Alexandra Tanner (Scribner, 290 pages) If there’s a twentysomething in your life, or if you are one, you ...
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Apes together strong, sometimes, in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the fourth movie in the reboot series that ...
Local music news & events • Scotsman: Punk rock fans will delight in a multi-act downtown show headlined by Billy ...
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hits Tupelo Southern California in the 1980s was a melting pot of musical genres. Co-billed shows ...

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The hot list — 5/09/2024

Where do you find the food with the heat that makes your eyes water and makes you crave another serving? “Restaurant that Brings the Heat” was a category we asked readers about in the Best of 2024 Readers’ Poll, the results of which ran in the March 28 issue. In this week’s cover story, we expand that original list of six winners to look at the top 11 restaurants, as voted on by readers, that Bring the Heat with recommendations for dishes to try.

Also on the cover Hark, a faire! The New Hampshire Renaissance Faire runs this weekend and next (see page 16). Looking for other family fun events? Check out the Kiddie Pool (page 18). And enjoy the music of Joni Mitchell at a tribute concert on Friday (page 29).

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Cyanobacteria blooms According to a May 1 press release, the Executive Council and New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services announced ...
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How an annual fair comes together Janet Robinson, the crafts fair manager at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Londonderry, discusses ...
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The Big Story – It’s Pheeew for the Bruins: After lackluster efforts in Games 5 and 6 that turned a ...
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New Hampshire is nurse-friendly In recognition of National Nurses Week, WalletHub (wallethub.com), an online finance management company has released the ...
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Thursday, May 9 The 2024 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium at The Picker Artists’ studios (3 Pine St. in Nashua, 930-5080, ...
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In Hippo’s Best of 2024 readers’ poll, we asked readers to vote for the “Restaurant That Brings The Heat.” Looking ...
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Tuck Everlasting latest musical from Powerhouse An upcoming show at Laconia’s Colonial Theatre explores the idea of eternal life, how ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • In French: The New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra performs French Fantasies, ...
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The NH Renaissance Faire kicks off two weekends of swords and song By Zacharay Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Gather up some medieval garb ...
Family fun for whenever Keep the comics coming • The children get a comic convention of their own at Kids ...
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Dear Donna, I inherited this punch bowl from my grandmother. I have four matching cups with it. Everything is in ...
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Owner of Dragon’s Den Candles in Nashua Explain your job and what it entails. I own and operate Dragon’s Den ...
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News from the local food scene • Cake for Mom: Flight Coffee Co. (209 Route 101 in Bedford; flightcoffeeco.com, 836-6228) ...
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Spice things up by adding some hot sauce to your grilled eats A classic rite of passage each spring is ...
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Sometimes something is perfectly fine on a small scale, but all in all just Too Much — saunas, triplets, you ...
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Taylor Swift, The Tortured Poets Department (Republic Records) In case you’re new to this planet, the patriarchal establishment wants women ...
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Daniel Lewis is a tree nerd, and I say that affectionately, from one tree nerd to another. By this, I ...
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Ryan Gosling says “I’ll save you, movie!” in The Fall Guy, a rompy movie with nods to the 1980s TV ...
Local music news & events • Musical meetup: This week’s Blues Therapy gathering has Willie J. Laws, a Texas guitar ...
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Tribute show recalls landmark album There’s a line in Joni Mitchell’s song “For the Roses” about a moment when “the ...

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Comics for all! — 5/02/2024

In this week’s cover story we get excited about Free Comic Book Day — this Saturday’s celebration of comics and comics-related art and culture. We also find out about next Saturday’s Kids Con, which brings comics (and reading, but don’t tell the kids) to the next generation. And we talk to some local artists about their new projects and how to start your own cartooning journey. Photos on the cover courtesy of Jetpack Comics.

Also on the cover Mother’s Day is May 12 — next Sunday! Make those reservations for a special brunch or dinner (see page 24 for a rundown of what some area restaurants are doing).

The upcoming series of NH Gay Men’s Chorus concerts take the audience into the concert creation process (page 16).

The Manchester band Donaher brings its new single to a hometown show (page 32).

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Governor for a Day On Friday, April 26, Gov. Chris Sununu announced that Andrew Flockton of Milford was selected as ...
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Bedford physics teacher has big sabbatical plans Jennifer Banney, a physics teacher at Bedford High School, was recently named the ...
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The Big Story – It’s take your pick for the week’s top story between (1) the Patriots following a boring ...
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New Hampshire is getting in gear May is National Bike Month and May 7 is National Ride a Bike Day ...
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Friday, May 3 The 2024 New Hampshire Farm, Forest and Garden Expo starts today at the Deerfield Fairgrounds from 9 ...
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It’s comics season! Saturday, May 4, is a double celebration for comic book and pop culture fans — it’s May ...
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New twist to NH Gay Men’s Chorus concerts Every year since 1998 the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus has performed ...
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Manchester artist creates dream-like synthesis of photos By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Self-taught photographer Karen Jerzyk invites families of all shapes and ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Spring fair: The Craftworkers’ Guild in Bedford will open their ...
Family fun for whenever May the Fourth • Celebrate the other pop culture holiday happening this Saturday with a screening ...
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Doctor of Chiropractic at Crossroads Chiropractic at Bedford Explain your job and what it entails. As chiropractors we analyze the ...
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News from the local food scene • Duck-fat fries and adoptable dogs: The Rockingham Brewing Co. (1 Corporate Park Drive, ...
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Where to find special brunches and dinners on Mother’s Day Time to make those dinner and/or brunch reservations for Mother’s ...
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The Cake 8 ounces (2 sticks) of softened butter 1 cup + 1 teaspoon (210 g) sugar 3 eggs 1 ...
Elvie Shane, Damascus (self-released) Generally organic feel and great production propel this blue-collar hero’s twangy and slashy tuneage. He’s also ...
& How to End a Love Story, by Yulin Kuang Funny Story, by Emily Henry (Berkley, 400 pages) How to ...
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Tennis and sex get all tangled up in the lives of three promising tennis players in Challengers. Tashi Duncan (Zendaya) ...
Local music news & events • Affirming: New England acoustic roots supergroup Barnstar marks its first album in nearly a ...
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Donaher back with new song, local show In October, internet ‘zine The Hard Times called Donaher “massively underrated” and the ...

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Happy Planting — 4/25/2024

Time to get out in the garden! In this week’s cover story, we get some advice for planting your vegetables, perennials and more, starting with our monthly Gardening Guy column on page 10. We also list area garden clubs where you can get advice from the greenest thumbs and upcoming plant sales.

Also on the cover, Get ready for the Taco Tour in downtown Manchester (page 24). The Palace Theater presents the music of Carole King (page 16). Nashua Center for the Arts presents a celebration of the music of Jeff Beck (page 30).

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Drug take-back The DEA is promoting a national drug take-back day on Saturday, April 27, with collection sites listed as ...
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A talk with Henry Homeyer, the Gardening Guy Henry Homeyer’s regular advice about all things gardening has appeared in newspapers, ...
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The Big Story – The NFL 2004 Draft: It comes your way starting tonight (Thursday) from Detroit at 8 p.m ...
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Pour one (medium popcorn with butter) out The Regal Cinema in Concord has sadly joined the ranks of closed and ...
Saturday, April 27 Today is Independent Bookstore Day! Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St. in Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com, 224-0562) will have ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • “Neon Bathroom!”: Karen Jerzyk presents “Neon Bathroom!” at 400 Bedford ...
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Palace brings Carole King story to stage For anyone who ever wondered where songs come from, the Palace Theatre’s splendid ...
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From Sheep Week to Cow Week, Joppa Hill has all the farm fun By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com On a 35-acre parcel ...
Family fun for whenever Extra aviation Check out the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road in Londonderry; aviationmuseumofnh.org) ...
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Dear Donna, Time to clean out. Wondering if there is any value to these homemade Barbie-size doll clothes made by ...
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Gardening Advice from Local Green Thumbs Plus Garden Clubs & Plant Sales Everyone’s thumb can be a little greener. In ...
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Builder of Cool Stuff and Owner at Kilted Moose Outdoor Furniture (kiltedmoose.com) Explain your job and what it entails. I ...
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It’s time for Taco Tour 2024 When the Greater Manchester Chamber organized its first outing with the Taco Tour last ...
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Emilee Viaud earned a bachelor’s degree in pastry arts from Johnson & Wales University, and subsequently worked in bakeries and ...
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I have a friend who is an identical twin. During the Covid lockdown, she and her sister both had babies ...
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Gryphon Rue, 4n_Objx (self-released) Traditionally, my desk has been a dumping ground for noise and avant releases of all types, ...
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Tough Broad, by Caroline Paul (Bloomsbury, 264 pages) In her 2016 book The Gutsy Girl, Caroline Paul drew from her ...
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Guy Ritchie does an Inglourious Basterds by way of Operation Mincemeat and gets The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which is ...
Local music news & events Country: Boston-based singer-songwriter Louie Bello celebrates his new single at an area show. Bello’s upbeat ...
Johnny A Guitar
Johnny A. revisits guitar icon Jeff Beck There’s history between guitarists Jeff Beck and Johnny A. The two jammed together ...

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World of snacks — 4/18/2024

Time for a more exciting snack run. In this week’s cover story, John Fladd checks out the snack offerings at four area international food markets and then walks you through making a snack from the region’s cuisine at home. Find new flavors and add some global flair to your snack break with the help of this story. Photo on cover and above by John Fladd.

Also on the cover Zachary Lewis looks at the Indoor Scottish Festival (page 18) and meets the caretakers of local wild animals in need of help (page 20) — some of which you may see at Discover Wild NH Day. And in Nite, Michael Witthaus talks to an organizer and a performer for a four-band show at the Shaskeen on Saturday (see page 32) — plus find more live music this weekend and beyond in the Music This Week, which starts on page 34.

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Parks and ponds The Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration program kicks off the 25th year of cleanups with a cleanup of ...
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A NH Audubon biologist discusses the importance of our feathered residents Rebecca Suomala is a Senior Biologist with the New ...
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The Big Story – The NBA Playoffs: The do-or-die part of the Celtics’ season starts Saturday against an undetermined opponent ...
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And the winner is Ruby Shabazz, a Nashua native, has won best R&B song in the 2024 New England Songwriting ...
Thursday, April 18 NH Roller Derby will host a Rookie Meet-N-Greet for interested skaters, referees and non-skating officials. No experience ...
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A snack run at four area international markets “OK, these ones are great,” said Keith Sarasin, pulling a bag of ...
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Gregorian puts new spin on medieval music Few experiences are more soothing than listening to Gregorian chant, a form of ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Sweet seasons: Experience Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the ...
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Enjoy pipe bands and much more By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Scotland lies about 3,050 miles to the slight northeast of New ...
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Animal rehabilitators at Discover Wild NH Day By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com The Millstone Wildlife Center in Windham provides an unparalleled service ...
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Dear Donna, Can you suggest ways for me to find two more of these feet? I have a table that ...
Family fun for whenever Earth Day at the Museum • The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in ...
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CO-Owner of The Rugged Axe Charles Keith co-owns The Rugged Axe (377 S. Willow St. in Manchester) with his wife, ...
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News from the local food scene By John Fladdjfladd@hippopress.com • Paint and Sip Night: Paint and drink wine in a ...
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Derry company shakes up flavor combos The name of the Sal Terrae Spice Company came from owner Meredith Touma’s daughter, ...
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Nashua Center fundraiser with food Nashua Center will present its 21st Taste of the Towns event at the Sheraton Nashua ...
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Maggie Prittie calls herself a chocolate sommelier; “sommelier” in French translates to steward. She teaches people how to taste, pair ...
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We’ve all made impulsive kitchen purchases — exotic ingredients or fun toys — and then never used them. When faced ...
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Chris Patrick, The Calm (self-released) Reflective nine-track project from the New Jersey-born rapper, in which he pays homage to the ...
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Help Wanted, by Adelle Waldman (W.W. Norton, 274 pages) When a manager in Adelle Waldman’s Help Wanted is transferred to ...
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Shaskeen show latest from busy promoter An upcoming four-act show at Manchester’s hub for alt rock promises to be a ...
Local music news & events • Double: Fully recovered from a career- and life-threatening spinal cord injury, Patty Larkin shares ...

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Exploring pubs – 04/11/2024

Do you want to go where everybody knows your name? That Cheers-y feeling is what Michael Witthaus describes at area pubs, each of which has its own personality. He looks at six such establishments and what they’re doing to build their unique communities.

Also on the cover This week’s art section is packed. On page 14, check out Michael’s story about the latest “A Distant Conversation” exhibit pairing two artists. On page 16, Zachary Lewis looks at upcoming shows from NSquared Dance. Plus listings, the Arts Roundup and more.

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Higher education task force reports A press release from Tuesday, April 2, stated the Public Higher Education Task Force released ...
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Conditions on the trail are not like in your yard Lt. Jim Kneeland is the Search and Rescue Team Leader ...
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The Big Story News Item – Sox Jump Out Fast: We’re just 10 games in, so it’s too early to ...
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Save it for next year, snow Just in case we forgot where we lived, April started with a snowstorm. Last ...
Friday April 12 The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, milb.com/new-hampshire, 641-2005) will celebrate ...
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A look at some of the gathering spots that offer their own unique character, entertainment and, of course, beer What ...
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Currier curates a conversation Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulips. Courtesy photo. When Lorenzo Fusi joined the Currier Museum of Art in February ...
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NSquared is home for modern dance By Zachary Lewiszlewis@hippopress.com Dance, artistic movement of the human body, is one of humankind’s ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Frost show rescheduled: Due to the inclement weather on Thursday, ...
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Jewelry maker and owner of CCMDesigns in Nashua (@ccmdesignsforyou) What do you wish you had known at the beginning of ...
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Dear Donna, Is this record player a throw-away? Would someone use this still? Thank you for any help. Amy Dear ...
Family fun for whenever Boogie! • Musical play group is held at the Arlington Street Community Center (36 Arlington St., ...
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News from the local food scene By John Fladdjfladd@hippopress.com • Chocolate and wine pairing: Learn to pair chocolate with wines ...
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This year’s theme is plays and musicals How much do you know about the French-speaking world other than France or ...
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A springtime tradition at Concord Craft Brewing Dennis Molnar, co-owner of Concord Craft Brewing, says weather plays a bigger role ...
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Charlie was definitely out of his element. Never mind that he’d worn a suit maybe three times in his life ...
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Kartell, Everything Is Here (Roche Musique) Debut LP from this French producer, who broke through in 2012 owing to his ...
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Cool Food, by Robert Downey Jr. and Thomas Kostigen (Blackstone Publishing, 320 pages) The actor Robert Downey Jr. was at ...
Local music news & events • Victory lap: In a show rescheduled from last October for health reasons, Buddy Guy ...
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Challenging comedy from Daniel Sloss Jokes can be made about anything, Daniel Sloss believes; nothing is off-limits. Among the topics ...

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