Hippo’s 20th anniversary

Hippo’s 20th anniversary
We take a look back at the Hippo’s two most challenging years — the first one (because starting a brand new paper is hard), and the most recent one (because global pandemic) — and we talk to some of the biggest proponents of the downtowns of Manchester, Concord and Nashua to see how far they’ve come in the past 20 years.

Also on the cover, Milford has a new spot for Texas-style barbecue, p. 24. Whip up a caramelized onion dip that won’t ruin your New Year’s eat-better resolution, p.27. And, yes, there is still live music, all week long, p. 34.

Twenty years ago Hippo published its first print issue — that’s about 1,040 issues ago. At the time, we had ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of December 28As of January 4Total cases statewide41,67047,328Total current infections statewide5,5086,200Total deaths statewide715781New cases4,282 (Dec. 22 to Dec ...
Jessica Martin joins Intown Concord Jessica Martin is the new executive director of Intown Concord, a nonprofit organization that promotes ...
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It’s Jan. 7 and the Patriots are already on vacation. But that’s a problem to discuss another day. Instead we’ll ...
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More turkeys, or just more people noticing turkeys? The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department recently released the results of ...
A look at Hippo’s beginnings in 2001 and at Hippo in 2020 December 27, 2001 Once we committed to publishing ...
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Two decades of revitalization in Manchester, Concord and Nashua’s downtowns When the Hippo started in 2001 with the intention of ...
Robinson decries white supremacy, pays homage to the ’80s in Exo-Hunter Science fiction, sociopolitical satire and 1980s nostalgia are the ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Art by Chris Reid, featured in “The View Through My Eyes” ...
What worked last year and what didn’t This past year was a tough one for many of us: isolation due ...
Family fun for the weekend Math discoveries Have “Phun With Math,” a virtual program from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 ...
Dear Donna, For years I’ve been meaning to contact you regarding my curiosity about a basket that was found in ...
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News from the local food scene • Salem market moves indoors: The Salem Farmers Market will move indoors for the ...
Texas-style BBQ food truck opens restaurant space in Milford Regina and Jeremy Davison gained a devoted following after the launch ...
Trio’s Cafe & Cantina to open in Salem A new eatery coming to Salem later this month will offer family-sized ...
Meredith Touma of Derry is the owner of Sal Terrae Seasonings (salterraeseasonings.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @salterraeseasonings), a company ...
Laraaji, Moon Piano (self-released) In news from the weird, we present this New York pianist, an 80-year-old cult artist whose ...
Exercised, by Daniel Lieberman(Pantheon, 464 pages) Your resolution is to exercise. Hasn’t it always been? Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman, however, ...
Soul (PG) A middle-aged man hangs between life and “the Great Beyond” just as his dreams of being a working ...
Wolfwalkers (PG) Voices of Sean Bean, Maria Doyle Kennedy. In 1650, young girl Robin Goodfellowe (voice of Honor Kneafsey) and ...
• Twang: Enjoy country music from singer and guitarist Jackie Lee, who borrows nicely from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and ...
Lakes Region brewery hosts Charlie Chronopoulos Amidst the challenges of 2020, Twin Barns Brewing Co. in Meredith continued to offer ...

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Goodbye, 2020!

Goodbye, 2020! We take a look back at how the pandemic affected the arts, food and music scenes in New Hampshire, and we (attempt to) look ahead at what we can (maybe, possibly) expect in the early part of 2021 and beyond.

Also on the cover, find in-person fun for the whole family, p. 14, or make your own beef stew with beer, p. 21. And flex your mind with all kinds of puzzles, starting on p. 31.

Now that 2020 is heading into the history books it seems appropriate to look forward to 2021 and predict with ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of December 21As of December 28Total cases statewide37,38841,670Total current infections statewide6,6885,508Total deaths statewide656715New cases5,513 (Dec. 15 to Dec ...
Where we’re headed with Covid-19 Beth Daly, chief of New Hampshire’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control and director of Public ...
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With the year coming to a close, it’s time for the Hippo Sports unorthodox awards that annually focus on things ...
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Tons of toys Hundreds of kids in Manchester and Nashua got to open presents this Christmas thanks to two very ...
2020 became a year of unexpected innovation for arts organizations In 2020, we saw art galleries and performance venues closed, ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • A gift from the harp: Salem resident Dr. Diana Kolben ...
How to make cut flowers last Snow is finally here in Cornish Flat. The cardinals and blue jays are providing ...
Family fun for the weekend Fun at the museum The iBOT wheelchair is SEE’s newest demonstration. Photo courtesy of SEE ...
Dear Donna, This cast iron plaque was mounted on our shed door. We removed it when the shed was replaced ...
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News from the local food scene • Free coffee for health care workers: Now through Jan. 31, participating Aroma Joe’s ...
A look at the food scene in 2020, plus a preview of 2021 In what has been a tough year ...
Jared DeBernardo’s family has been in the restaurant business for more than three decades, dating back to the mid-1980s, when ...
A conversation with winemaker Mark Neal On several Napa Valley winery tours, my wife and I were asked by the ...
Let’s get cooking Usually, we make New Year’s resolutions that involve eating less food or at least less of the ...
Real Numbers, Brighter Then (Slumberland Records) …Or at least the two advance singles from the third EP from this Minneapolis-based ...
The Office of Historical Corrections, by Danielle Evans (Riverhead, 288 pages) The late science fiction writer Harlan Ellison once said ...
It was a horrible and great year for movies What even is a 2020 movie? This year’s Oscar race will ...
Wonder Woman 1984 Diana Prince suits up in her golden armor for an all-too-brief fight sequence in the otherwise extremely ...
Local music news & events • Junk out: Ever since America’s Got Talent made them a national sensation, Recycled Percussion ...
The good parts of a not great year, and what’s (maybe, possibly) ahead The year 2020 began well enough, as ...

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Yule love it

Yule love it

A look at the history of this decadent seasonal dessert, plus tips for making them yourself and a few local shops where you can buy a professionally baked version of the holiday treat.

Also on the cover, Nashua students exhibit their “Brave New World” art outdoors, p. 12. Laugh your way out of 2020 with New Year’s Eve comedy, p. 32. And when all else fails, do puzzles! We have plenty, starting on p. 34.

Delicious ways to ring in 2021 Let’s face it — 2020 wasn’t the year any of us hoped for. So ...
2020 is not going silently into the night. It’s going out kicking and screaming. And let’s not be nice about ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of December 14As of December 21Total cases statewide31,87537,388Total current infections statewide6,7526,688Total deaths statewide604656New cases6,059 (Dec. 8 to Dec ...
An update on homelessness in NH The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness released its annual State of Homelessness in ...
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The NBA season kicked off yesterday and goes into high gear on Christmas Day. With a late start, Covid concerns, ...
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More shelters in state’s biggest cities The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness announced last week that it has purchased the ...
Nashua students create uplifting art for the community Nashua high school students are using art to spread messages of hope ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Holiday vignettes at Canterbury Shaker Village. Courtesy photo. • Currier closed ...
Still a few things left to do in the garden Our gardens are put to bed for the winter: Veggie ...
Family fun for the weekend Just plane fun The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, 669-4820, aviationmuseumofnh.org) ...
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News from the local food scene • Concord winter market moves online: The Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market has transitioned ...
A look at the holiday indulgence that is the Yule log Growing up in Québec, Nathalie Hirte of Litchfield doesn’t ...
Athanasios Sioras is the owner of Ya Mas Greek Taverna & Bar (125 Bridge St., Pelham, 635-4230, yamasgreektaverna.com), which opened ...
Do you remember reading those Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were a kid?You’d get to a turning point ...
H.P. Lovecraft (read by Andrew Leman), The Festival (Cadabra Records) I’d be more than happy to make part of this ...
Perestroika in Paris, by Jane Smiley (Knopf, 288 pages) My daughter asked what I was reading this week, and I ...
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (R) The late Chadwick Boseman probably secures his Oscar with Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a new ...
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (TV-PG) Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski. Dolly Parton is an angel and Christine Baranski is ...
Local music news & events • Holiday green: Trying to make the best of the worst year ever, Celtic Thunder ...
Three comedy shows celebrate New Year’s Eve Most years Headliners Comedy Club is a many-headed monster on New Year’s Eve, ...

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Definitely try this at home

Definitely try this at home

Between Covid, cold and snow, you might be spending a lot of time at home in the coming months. We have a few ideas to keep you from going stir crazy, from growing succulents to creating an indoor obstacle course that’s fun for the whole family.

Also on the cover, if you’re looking for some holiday cheer, there’s a home in Nashua that’s lighting up the night, p. 15. Find new Thai eats in Manchester and new Italian eats in New Boston, p. 22 & 23. And there are lots of holiday brews that can help you get through the rest of 2020, p. 26.

Why is school choice and expansion of the charter school system in New Hampshire such a political hot spot? If ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of December 7As of December 14Total cases statewide25,81631,875Total current infections statewide5,3866,752Total deaths statewide566604New cases4,822 (Dec. 1 to Dec ...
Hillsboro man helping kids learn money management Dan Hebert of Hillsboro has been named a winner of the 2020 Myra ...
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With the Patriots’ 10-day trip to Wallyworld hitting the high point of the season — a 45-0 beatdown of the ...
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Light at the end of the tunnelOn Dec. 14, the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrived in New ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Catch a holiday show: The Majestic Theatre presents a show, ...
7 IDEAS FOR PROJECTS TO LIVEN UP YOUR WINTER Between Covid, snowstorms and shorter days, we’ll all likely be spending ...
Christmas lights at Countryside Drive Turn down Countryside Drive in Nashua and you’ll find your way to a festive display ...
Family fun for the weekend A Shaker Christmas Take a A Magic Journey through the North Shop Barn at Canterbury ...
Trees and plants for your feathered friends By now many of us are providing seeds to the neighborhood birds. Of ...
Thai Food Connection opens in Manchester Chicken krapow. Courtesy photo. Not long after Republic Cafe moved all its operations down ...
The Chef opens in New Boston For more than two decades, Angel Santiago has built his culinary resume at restaurants ...
Courtney Parker of Nashua is the owner of Simple Sweets Bakery (simplesweetsbakery0.wixsite.com, or on Facebook @simplesweetsbakery11), a homestead business specializing ...
Beers for the holidays You need some beer to get you through the rest of 2020. Has a truer statement ...
Sculptor, Untold Secrets (Frontiers Music) Is “melodic death metal” an oxymoron, a shameless way to sell out, or a sure ...
The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child (Delacorte Press, 253 pages) As I settled down in a chair with ...
The Croods: A New Age (PG) The Neanderthal-ish cave family the Croods meets some yuppie helicopter-parent homo sapiens in The ...
Let Them All Talk (R) Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen. Also starring Dianne Wiest, Gemma Chan and Lucas Hedges. Famous serious ...
Local music news & events • Food music: Though Covid-19 ate his annual booze cruise, Chad LaMarsh is still performing ...
Dan Blakeslee celebrates Christmas LP with show It takes real Grinch-iness to resist the ebullient charms of Christmasland Jubilee, the ...

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Gifts for Everybody

Gifts for everybody

We have some great gift ideas for everyone on your list:
Arts lovers, p 12
Gardeners, p. 14
Foodies, p. 18
Bookworms, p.28
Music fans, p. 30

Also on the cover, check out this week’s Kiddie Pool for seasonal family fun, p. 15. Wild Orchid Bakery is getting ready to open in Manchester, p. 20. Looking for a new beverage? Try mulled wine (p. 24) — or a blue train cocktail (p. 25).

For more years than I can remember, at this time of year someone within earshot would say, “Christmas carols so ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of November 30As of December 7Total cases statewide20,99425,816Total current infections statewide5,1455,386Total deaths statewide526566New cases3,396 (Nov. 23 to Nov ...
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I’ve never been a professional athlete and certainly have never been involved with a business decision where I could get ...
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First storm of the season Last weekend we got our first real taste of what’s expected to be a cold, ...
Symphony NH presents virtual holiday pops, monthly concerts through May After its 2019-2020 season was cut short in the spring, ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Theater suspended …: The Palace Theatre in Manchester has reclosed ...
Perfect presents for the art-, science- and nature-lovers in your life Art and craft shops and holiday markets are full ...
Family fun for the weekend Let there be lights The Gift of Lights is open now through Jan. 3 at ...
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News from the local food scene • Easy as pie: Join chef and cooking instructor Liz Barbour of The Creative ...
Delicious gift ideas this holiday season Looking for some gift-giving ideas for the foodie in your life? Local shops have ...
Wild Orchid Bakery to open in Manchester Cake by Shelly-Anne Storer. Courrtesy photo. Trinidad and Tobago native Shelly-Anne Storer was ...
Theresa Zwart of Derry is the owner of 603 Charcuterie (603charcuterie.com, find them on Facebook and Instagram), a new business ...
Shortly after the end of the First World War, it became fashionable for wealthy British to spend at least part ...
Looking for a winter drink? Warm up with spices The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. The holiday ...
The Myrrhderers, The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas (self-released) It was with great sadness that I read last week there’d be no ...
No Time Like the Future, by Michael J. Fox (Flatiron, 238 pages) If Michael J. Fox hasn’t been on your ...
Mank (R) Screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz writes Citizen Kane while recuperating from injury and Citizen Kane-ily reflecting on his career in ...
Local music news & events • Scene support: Among those hit hardest by this no good, awful, horrible, please-let-it-end year ...
Will Hatch celebrates new EP with release show While the making of Will Hatch’s first full-length album For You might ...
Hillbilly Elegy (R) J.D. Vance’s popular 2016 memoir gets the awards-season glossy movie treatment in the Ron Howard-directed Hillbilly Elegy ...
Where to dine out this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day If you want to take a break from cooking at ...
Where to order your holiday meals and desserts From specialty entrees to fresh baked sweet treats, check out this list ...
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News from the local food scene • LaBelle Winery expanding to Derry: LaBelle Winery will be expanding its business into ...
Holiday gifts for the gardener I love the holiday season: the lights, the carols, the cookies and more. It’s a ...

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Feeding our neighbors

Feeding our neighbors
Meet some of New Hampshire’s all-star volunteers! This year has posed additional challenges and created more need, and these volunteers have stepped up to help keep their neighbors fed, housed and healthy.

Also on the cover, The Beatles Cartoon Art Show Tour comes to Manchester, p. 14. Get freshly roasted coffee, Nadeau’s subs and more at McLaughlin’s Country Market in Concord, p. 20. And get some laughs live or at home, p. 30.

Being a local merchant before the pandemic was hard. The tides were against us — from competition from Amazon to ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of November 22As of November 30Total cases statewide17,59820,994Total current infections statewide4,1995,145Total deaths statewide512526New cases2,569 (Nov. 17 to Nov ...
Helping families keep their pantries stocked and more ways Granite Staters are supporting each other This year’s need for volunteers ...
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The Patriots enter December in the very unfamiliar position of being on the verge of elimination from playoff contention. We ...
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Local projects get Moose Plate Grant funds The Conservation Moose Plate Grant Program has awarded $431,901 in grant funds to ...
Yellow Submarine, classic cartoons animator visits Manchester Relive the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons with legendary animator Ron Campbell, ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities “This My Joy,” an oil painting by Brittany Soucy, featured in ...
Help yours survive and thrive I’ll have to admit that I see many fewer volcanoes of mulch snuggling up to ...
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News from the local food scene • More Greek eats to go: Join St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (1160 Bridge ...
McLaughlin’s Country Market opens in Concord Photo by Matt Ingersoll. While looking for a commercial property to start his own ...
Sunny Side Up Deli now open in Nashua A New York-style sandwich shop with a unique New England twist, Sunny ...
Carrie Williams of Contoocook is the owner and chef of the Flannel Tavern (345 Suncook Valley Road, Chichester, 406-1196, flanneltavern.com), ...
Coffee, doughnuts and beer together at last Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ teamed up last year to bring the beer world ...
Life in a Blender, Satsuma (Telegraph Harp Records) So here’s this New York long-time quirk-rock guy, David Rauf, leading his ...
A User’s Guide to Democracy, by Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy (Celadon, 349 pages) If there’s anything we can take ...
Happiest Season (PG-13) Hulu offers a solid bit of Christmas content in the streaming-service-holiday-movie competition with Happiest Season, a sweet, ...
Local music news & events • Northern south: New Hampshire native April Cushman finds musical inspiration from singer-songwriters like Lori ...
Dual platform comedy show On more than one level, Mike Koutrobis knows the strange reality of entertainment in the Covid ...
Holiday gifts for the gardener I love the holiday season: the lights, the carols, the cookies and more. It’s a ...

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Holiday Guide

Holiday Guide
It might not look the same as years past, but this holiday season still has plenty of fun ways to celebrate, from in-person tree lightings and festive dinners to livestreamed concerts and drive-thru visits with Santa Claus.

Also on the cover, whether you want a festive cocktail or a glass of wine (or both) on Thanksgiving Day, our drinks experts have suggestions, p. 30 & 31. If you’re looking to get out of the house, there’s still live music to be found, p. 40. And if you’d rather stay in, we have plenty of extra puzzles to keep you entertained, starting on p. 43.

Ready or not, the holidays are here, with Thanksgiving arriving this week. Thanksgiving has been celebrated in various ways since ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of November 16As of November 22Total cases statewide15,02917,598Total current infections statewide3,3444,199Total deaths statewide500512New cases2,330 (Nov. 10 to Nov ...
Zoom dinners, outdoor meet-ups and more holiday tips Nicole Chute, Health Promotion and Communication Specialist for the Nashua Division of ...
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Today is Thanksgiving and we traditionally give thanks to things big, small and less important we sports fans have enjoyed ...
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Drought is a disaster All of New Hampshire is now in a “drought disaster,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced ...
If nothing else, 2020 seems to have inspired a lot of event innovation. Virtual tree-lightings, drive-thru holiday displays and socially ...
Kids’ storytimes, Santa visits and more From storytimes and holiday movie screenings to visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, check ...
Virtual tree-lightings, festivals of trees and more From virtual tree lightings to community-wide light displays, cities and towns all across ...
Virtual races and a couple of in-person events It wouldn’t be the holiday season without a chance to trot off ...
Where to see holiday theater, music and dance There are all kinds of holiday shows coming up — both live ...
Deliciously fun events for your holiday From plated dinners to virtual tastings, there’s still tons of foodie fun to be ...
Where to see and shop for art throughout the season Find all kinds of unique handmade items by local artists ...
Fences, repellent and other deer deterrents Winter is near, and for most of us so are the deer. They need ...
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News from the local food scene • Support local brews: Granite State craft breweries will once again observe Small Brewery ...
Salem’s Fabrizia Spirits launches line of limoncello-infused baked goods Fabrizia Spirits Baking Co. Photos by Mark Feldman. When Fabrizia Spirits ...
Melinda Sergi of Concord is the owner of The Cannoli Stop Cafe & Bakery (239 Loudon Road, Concord, 224-9706, find ...
Holidays are traditionally the time for extended families to gather together. Amid all the hastening and chastening, they are also ...
Wines to consider for your Thanksgiving menu “This Thanksgiving will be unlike all other Thanksgivings!” We have heard that expression ...
Patrick Higgins, Tocsin (Telegraph Harp Records) Just before the election, there was a pretty good meme making the rounds, in ...
The Arrest, by Jonathan Lethem (Ecco, 307 pages) Despite a vague discomfort with what it says about me, there’s never ...
Rey learns a valuable lesson about friendship on Life Day in The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, a gleefully goofy ...
* Once Upon a Snowman (TV-G) Voice of Josh Gad, Chris Williams. Sure, this is a short, but I’m still ...
Local music news & events • Leading in: Enjoy a variety of musical genres with Tim Hazelton, a singer-songwriter based ...
Americana band Raid the Larder performs Raid the Larder perfectly illustrates the intersectionality of Concord’s music scene. At its core ...

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Give Thanks and Relax

Give thanks and relax
It won’t be a typical Thanksgiving this year for most people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the traditional sweet and savory flavors. Local chefs share their tips and recipes for an easier, more relaxed meal to celebrate the holiday.

Also on the cover, a local comics artist tells stories of migrant farmworkers, p. 10. Beer columnist Jeff Mucciarone has some suggestions for the best beers to go with your relaxing Thanksgiving meal, p. 22. And if you’re looking for live, in-person music, check out our Music This Week listings starting on p. 28.

Make no mistake about it, Donald Trump lost this election and the passion on both sides was either for or ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of November 9As of November 16Total cases statewide12,69915,029Total current infections statewide2,0573,344Total deaths statewide489500New cases1,379 (Nov. 3 to Nov ...
High school filmmaker confronting stigma U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan named Brielle Paquette, a high school senior from Salem, October’s “Granite ...
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So what do we have here with the Patriots? After losing four straight for the first time since 2002, they’re ...
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Unsettled schooling With the increasing number of Covid cases, school districts across the state are rethinking their learning models, with ...
NH comics artist tells the stories of migrant farmworkers Henniker comic artist Marek Bennett is one of 15 New England ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Larissa Fassler, Manchester I, 2019-2020, pen, pencil and pencil crayon on ...
Grateful for family, friends and gardens I am grateful for bright red geraniums on my windowsills. Courtesy photo. I think ...
Family fun for whenever Virtual Feztival The Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire is moving its annual Feztival of Trees online ...
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News from the local food scene • More drive-thru Greek eats: On the heels of the success of a similar ...
Ideas for getting big Thanksgiving flavors in smaller, easier dishes If you’re used to cooking a large Thanksgiving dinner with ...
Matt Casey is the owner-operator of Casey Magee’s Irish Pub & Music Hall (8 Temple St., Nashua, 484-7400, caseymagees.com), which ...
The ultimate day of indulgence requires the appropriate brew Thanksgiving is the ultimate day of indulgence — savory gravy, delicious ...
The Old Rochelle, Pony Steps (Crumple Crumple Crumple Records) This band is too messy and cool for me to dismiss ...
How to Write One Song, by Jeff Tweedy (Dutton, 159 pages) Of all the implausible goals on my bucket list, ...
An inventor is lifted out of his doldrums by a visit from his plucky granddaughter in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas ...
Operation Christmas Drop (TV-G) Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig. A congressional aide eager to impress and an Air Force captain laser ...
Local music news & events • Flighting: Southern California-based tribute band The Eagles Experience presents a convincing recreation of their ...
Fools duo play intimate Manchester show November is a time of year when Mike Girard is usually getting ready to ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Beatles animator Ron Campbell. Photo by Alex Lowy Photography. • Virtual ...
Family fun for whenever Holiday happenings See Santa Claus at Greeley Park (100 Concord St., Nashua) for a socially distanced ...

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At the movies

At the movies
Local theaters are doing everything they can to stay in business during the pandemic, with some hosting special events and renting out rooms and others offering classic movies either in person or virtually. Find out what to expect from your local theaters in the coming months.

Also on the cover, Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is bringing a socially-distanced pool party to New Hampshire, p. 10. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has morphed its annual Wine Week and Distillers Showcase into a 90-day virtual tasting series, p.16. And a new roast beef and pizza shop has opened in Hooksett, p.17.

We have selected a new president and vice president for the United States and as happy as I am with ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of November 2As of November 2Total cases statewide11,32012,699Total current infections statewide1,4072,057Total deaths statewide483489New cases923 (Oct. 27 to Nov ...
How locally-owned movie theaters are weathering 2020 With Covid-related capacity restrictions and a scarcity of big new movie releases, movie ...
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As we start today the Patriots are fighting through a rugged start where if they have somehow lost to the ...
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New threat from scammers There’s a new twist on the “grandparent scam,” according to an alert sent out by the ...
Wimpy Kid author visits Concord and Exeter Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities “Passing Glance,” watercolor on paper by Bill Childs, 1962, up for ...
Tips for getting them to bloom indoors At this point, the garden is put to bed — or if I’ve ...
Family fun for whenever Movie party Meet Toy Story’s Woody and Jessie during a lunch or dinner viewing party at ...
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News from the local food scene • Italian feast: Make your reservations now for a family-style Italian feast at The ...
Liquor Commission presents 90 Days Around the World tasting series In lieu of its annual Wine Week and Distiller’s Week, ...
Mikey’s Roast Beef & Pizza opens in Hooksett Nashua High School North and Southern New Hampshire University graduate Mikhail “Mikey” ...
Francesco “Frank” Mannino of Nashua is the owner of Pizzico Ristorante Italiano & Martini Bar (7 Harold Drive, Nashua, 897-0696; ...
Sylvester Graham would hate this article. For the purposes of this week’s cocktails, here’s what you need to know about ...
Give the world’s oldest fine wine a chance Whenever I think of sherry, the fortified wine, I cannot help thinking ...
Raf Vertessen Quartet, LOI (El Negocito Records) The term “avant-garde” originally came to us from the military, a catchall describing ...
Squeeze Me, by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, 336 pages) This year has already seen the publication of one clever novel about ...
Love and Monsters (PG-13) A guy travels through miles of monster-infested wilderness to see a girl in Love and Monsters, ...
Local music news & events • Laugh night: After working as a district attorney and criminal defense lawyer, Paul D’Angelo ...
Fogelberg tribute is a gem A careful return to concerts at the Franklin Opera House includes a hybrid live and ...

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Restaurants Take on Winter

Igloo dining
Covid-19 safety guidelines are presenting new challenges for restaurants as the weather gets colder and outdoor dining becomes less feasible. Find out how some local eateries are planning to keep customers coming in all winter long.

Also on the cover, several artists and galleries along Route 3 are opening up their studios, p. 10. It’s time to think about how your brew choices impact your meal, p. 21. And find live music and comedy for your night out, starting on p. 26.

In a curious way, the pandemic has closed us into our houses and into ourselves at precisely the time when ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of October 26As of November 2Total cases statewide10,39711,320Total current infections statewide1,0021,407Total deaths statewide475483New cases651 (Oct. 20 to Oct ...
Watters honored with lifetime achievement award New Hampshire Humanities has named David Watters as the recipient of its 2020 Lifetime ...
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It’s a week after the Dodgers had the World Series handed to them so everyone has had their say about ...
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The impact of an act of kindness New Hampshire native Justin Spencer of Recycled Percussion shared a heartwarming message on ...
New tour highlights Concord-area arts organizations and artists Handwoven baskets by featured artist Robin Hoyt of Hoytie Toytie Baskets. Courtesy ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Glasswork by Lee Gordon, featured in the Joan L. Dunfey Exhibition ...
Try Brussels sprouts, broccoli and other fall veggies Cut away fhe fine roots of celeriac to expose the bulbous root ...
Family fun for whenever Spend time in nature Beaver Brook Nature Center in Hollis is offering several outdoor programs for ...
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News from the local food scene • Wine & chocolate: Join Appolo Vineyards (49 Lawrence Road, Derry) for its next ...
How local eateries are handling the change in season Even as the 1750 Taphouse in Bedford broke ground on a ...
Alex Waddell of Hopkinton is the owner and pastry chef of Crémeux French Patisserie (707 Milford Road, Merrimack, cremeuxfrenchpatisserie.com), which ...
The right beer can enhance any meal Pairing beer with food shouldn’t be that hard — but sometimes it is ...
Touché Amoré, Lament (Epitaph Records) I usually swipe left on promos from the Epitaph label anyway, so this Los Angeles ...
Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam (Ecco, 241 pages) To be human in the 21st century, at least in ...
On the Rocks (R) Nothing happens — but nothing with a Sofia Coppola laid-back charm — in the light dramedy ...
The Opening Act (NR) Jimmy O. Yang, Cedric the Entertainer. Stand-up novice Will Chu (Yang, a comedian with a special ...
Local music news & events • Road show: A favorite in their home city of Manchester, Queen City Improv takes ...
Country rockers play Hudson, host song circle The initials in EXP Band stand for “experienced players” — front man Rob ...

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