Still Lots of Treats

Still lots of treats
You may think that 2020 has been scary enough, but Halloween is still happening this year, with frights that promise to be fun. Find out what’s happening for kids, families and adults, plus how to trick-or-treat safely.

Also on the cover, find new eats in Milford and Amherst, p. 18, or try some highly recommended brews that are perfect for fall, p. 22. If you’re in the mood for some live music, check out our Music This Week listings, starting on p. 27.

Right now it seems as if there are many things that we have no control over and simply have to ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of October 11As of October 11Total cases statewide9,1439,746Total current infections statewide6851,020Total deaths statewide456468New cases498 (Oct. 5 to Oct ...
Windham author Renee Mallett (reneemallett.com) has penned a number of books and articles on New England’s folklore, legends, ghosts and ...
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Baseball 2020 entered the final act of its pandemic-affected season when the World Series began earlier this week. It did ...
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Take a hike There’s still time to register for the New Hampshire Forest Society’s 5 Hikes Challenge! Get outside and ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities Rachael Longo stars in Theatre Kapow’s virtual production of Natural Shocks ...
Halloween seems like the perfect time to celebrate the fun kind of scariness — but of course it will look ...
Prepare for scares at haunted attractions From killer clowns to bloodthirsty zombies, New Hampshire haunted houses have scares for everyone ...
There are still plenty of spooky events for kids of all ages this year, following Covid-19 safety guidelines. All events ...
Horror movies, costume parties and other Halloween fun Though the list of Halloween parties isn’t as long as it would ...
Autumn treasures in my garden Summer has faded and gone. Autumn’s bright foliage does compensate, somewhat, for the dearth of ...
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News from the local food scene • Local wine tour: Fulchino Vineyard (187 Pine Hill Road, Hollis) will host the ...
Frankie’s Diner & Stonecutter’s Pub coming to Milford Chicken Parmesan. Photo courtesy of Frankie’s Diner. A restaurateur his entire adult ...
Étagère opens in Amherst Sticky buns at Étagère. Photo by Matt Ingersoll. A new shop in Amherst can best be ...
Josh Buxton of Derry is the owner of Buxton’s Pizza (buxtonspizza.com, find them on Facebook and Instagram @buxtonspizza), a mobile ...
Four beers to savor this fall A few weeks back I sat dangerously close to a heat lamp in the ...
CrowJane, Mater Dolorosa (Kitten Robot Records) For your Halloweening pleasure, we have this Los Angeles lady, last seen as the ...
Cuyahoga, by Pete Beatty (Scribner, 262 pages) You may know the Cuyahoga to be a river in northeast Ohio. If ...
Aaron Sorkin mixes a courtroom drama with the politics of the late 1960s in The Trial of the Chicago 7, ...
*Totally Under Control There are no explosive revelations but plenty of infuriating details in this documentary about the U.S. response ...
Local music news & events • Maine man: The tourists have mostly left for the season, but Bob Marley should ...
Halloween dance party is right for the times Among the many entertainments challenged by the pandemic, EDM — electronic dance ...

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18 Fish (and chips) Story


Battered and fried fish, served with french fries and often coleslaw and tartar sauce, is a classic comfort dish. Find out what local restaurants do to make their fish and chips stand out, then head out for a plate that will warm you up as the weather cools down

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Two annual events, the Nashua ArtsWalk and the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s conference, are going virtual this year, p. 14. Whether you refuse to acknowledge that summer is over or you fully embrace the fall chill, there’s a cocktail for you, p. 24. And see Grenon play live at the Bank of NH Stage, p.30.

Hippo’s annual magazine, Cool Things About New Hampshire, will hit newsstands next week. It highlights many of the local, independently ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of October 4As of October 11Total cases statewide8,6459,143Total current infections statewide492685Total deaths statewide443456New cases437 (Sept. 29 to Oct ...
Why the drought will continue, and how to save water According to the United States Drought Monitor’s most recent data ...
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The endless NBA season has finally ended with the Lakers winning their (ugh) record-tying 17th title in six games over ...
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Finding hairy pine-sap Hairy pine-sap. Courtesy photo. A rare plant was discovered last month by a student at the Founders ...
ArtWalk and Writers’ Conference to be held virtually Interviewing Tiffany Joslin of the YMCA of Greater Nashua, one of the ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities “Pandemic Posies” by Kevin Kintner • Floral art: Local artist Kevin ...
Lessons from a visit to Shin Boku A few weeks ago I traveled to Shin Boku Nursery in Wentworth to ...
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News from the local food scene • Drive-thru Greek eats: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road, Manchester) will ...
In praise of the New England comfort classic The Lobster Boat. Courtesy photo. On the menu of nearly every seafood ...
Matt Berry and Lauren Foster Berry of Milford are the owners of Dahlia Restaurant (dahlianomadic.com, find them on Facebook and ...
Celebrating the grapes of the Iberian peninsula Spain is Western Europe’s second-oldest wine producing country, but 3,000 years on, it ...
Argument – There comes a time when a rational adult needs to set aside emotion and accept Reality. Counter-Argument – ...
Yellow Days, A Day in a Yellow Beat (RCA Records) If you believe the hype bubbling up around this second ...
Want, by Lynn Steger Strong (Henry Holt & Co., 209 pages) Books, says the protagonist in Lynn Steger Strong’s novel ...
The 40-Year-Old Version (R) A nearly 40-year-old playwright feels stuck in her career and is facing life turmoil in The ...
Local music news & events • Laugh time: A regional standup showcase offers headliner Alex Giampapa with feature comic Dan ...
Young indie rockers make big stage debut As live music resumes at Concord’s downtown Bank of New Hampshire Stage, a ...

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What’s next for live music

What’s next for live music

Performance venues try to plan for the coming months as colder weather starts to prohibit outdoor performances.

Also on the cover, get your houseplants and herbs ready to move indoors, p. 12. Enjoy food trucks and fireworks at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, p. 16. And it’s time to shift from the lighter brews of summer to stouts, porters and brown ales, p. 22.

My submission this month was submitted past deadline, an uncharacteristic practice for me. There is just so much going on ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of September 28As of October 4Total cases statewide8,2088,645Total current infections statewide339492Total deaths statewide439443New cases256 (Sept. 22 to Sept ...
How to help in the fight against domestic violence Bruce Miner is a volunteer for Bridges, a Nashua-based chapter of ...
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Not that it hasn’t been the biggest worldwide story for seven months, but the coronavirus reared its head in a ...
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Spotted lanternfly spotted Spotted lanternflies (SLF) have been detected at a New Hampshire nursery, according to a press release from ...
Artists reflect on their possessions in new exhibit The newest exhibit at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen, “Possessed,” explores just that: ...
• Crafts online: The Craftworkers’ Guild’s first-ever Virtual Harvest Fair is going on now through Oct. 12. The Guild has ...
How to prepare them to move indoors Most of us bring our houseplants outside for the summer. Now is the ...
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News from the local food scene • Virtual sweetness: The Toadstool Bookshops of Nashua, Peterborough and Keene will hold a ...
NH Fisher Cats present food truck and fireworks festival Fisher Cats food truck and fireworks festival. Courtesy photo. The New ...
Second Brook Bar & Grill now open in Hooksett For Jeanne Foote and her husband, Tom, who grew up in ...
Valerie Roulo of Raymond is the owner of Love & Joy Vegan Sweets (loveandjoyvegansweets.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @lovejoyvegansweets), ...
Stouts, porters and brown ales are on the menu now That first cool night in September triggers something in beer ...
Tedy, Boys Don’t Cry (Sony Records) This mononymed 28-year-old singer comes to us from Haiti by way of Montreal, where ...
Welcome to the United States of Anxiety, by Jen Lancaster (Little A, 239 pages) Jen Lancaster, self-described reforming neurotic, is ...
Ava (R) A lady assassin dealing with personal issues must keep herself from becoming the next target in Ava, a ...
Local music news & events Maine attraction: Five shows over two days allow comedian Bob Marley to perform for socially ...
Live music changes with the season Much to the relief of live music purveyors reeling from the hardships and challenges ...

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Voting

Voting With less than five weeks until the election, we answer some of the questions you may have about voting in person and absentee this year, and we took a look at what it takes to be a poll worker.

Also on the cover, traditional fairs and festivals are changing things up this year with drive-thru and to-go events, p. 16. There’s more to chardonnay than you might think, p. 21. And musicians honor Tom Petty’s music at a tribute show in Manchester, p. 26.

As our country reaches the unenviable milestone of 200,000 deaths from the pandemic, the New York Times this week printed ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of September 21As of September 28Total cases statewide7,9528,208Total current infections statewide288339Total deaths statewide438439New cases238 (Sept. 15 to Sept ...
With less than five weeks until election day, it’s not too early to consider how you might want to cast ...
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With an awful lot going on, we’re following as many of the week’s top stories as we can today. News ...
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Warnings about wildfires, well problems Increasing concerns about the drought have prompted warnings from the state about both the increased ...
New photo book shows day-to-day life in Manchester A young photographer is using a street photography project to tell visual ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Shop art: The weekly Concord Arts Market is done for ...
Plant bulbs now for spring blossoms Now is the time to buy your bulbs for spring blossoms. Most years I ...
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News from the local food scene • Indian inspired: Chef Keith Sarasin of The Farmer’s Dinner, a series of farm-to-table ...
Drive-thru and to-go food festivals across New Hampshire Despite the absence of traditional food festivals and fairs this year, organizers ...
Copper Kettle To Go opens in Wilton Chris and Megan Gordon really want you to feel at home inside their ...
Dave Mielke of Amherst and his father Harold opened Smokehaus Barbecue (278 Route 101, Amherst, 249-5734, smokehausbbq.com) together in May ...
The Paisley Jane At the risk of oversharing, it seems like when it comes to decision-making I have two settings: ...
Not all of these wines are buttery and oaky “ABC: anything but chardonnay!” We have all heard it — a ...
U96 with Wolfgang Flür, Transhuman (Radikal Records) The march of 1980s Nintendo-techno continues, this time with a worthy-enough pair-up between ...
Billion Dollar Burger, by Chase Purdy (Portfolio/Penguin, 236 pages) You don’t have to be vegan, or an animal-rights zealot, to ...
Enola Holmes (PG-13) The 16-year-old little sister to Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes searches for their vanished mother in Enola Holmes, ...
* All In: The Fight for Democracy(PG-13) This documentary is a nice primer on the Voting Rights Act (its purpose ...
Local music news & events • Cooling off: Singer, songwriter and ubiquitous talent Jennifer Mitchell performs a roll-in to the ...
Tom Petty tribute show at Rex Theatre stars locals Just a week after closing out a tour marking the 40th ...

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Crushing It!

It’s the first weekend of fall, and there’s all kinds of fun to be had, from a grape harvest and Oktoberfest celebrations (p. 14) to the Capital Arts Fest, featuring fine arts and crafts and live music (p. 25). You can also get lost in a corn maze (p. 11), or start cleaning up your garden (p. 12).

Also on the cover, Theatre Kapow’s series of virtual, one-person plays gets underway, p. 9. Check out BiTsize Coffee Bar in Hooksett, p. 15. Or try a pumpkin brew or two, p. 20.

It started in a parking lot. I noticed and greatly admired his old, possibly vintage, car, and told him so ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of September 14As of September 21Total cases statewide7,7147,952Total current infections statewide291288Total deaths statewide436438New cases238 (Sept. 8 to Sept ...
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It’s an interesting start to NFL 2020, offering a few surprises, some predictability and a battle for player of the ...
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Rising Stars of New Hampshire The winners of the 2020 Rising Stars Awards, presented by Stay Work Play New Hampshire, ...
Theatre Kapow opens new season with virtual performances Like most theater companies pre-Covid, Theatre Kapow had a very different idea ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Closing exhibits: A number of local art exhibits are closing ...
Get started early to avoid the cold This year I resolve to get my garden put to bed early so ...
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News from the local food scene • Oktoberfest celebrations: To Share Brewing Co. (720 Union St., Manchester) will host its ...
Black Bear Vineyard to host Harvest Weekends It’s peak grape picking season in New Hampshire, and a local vineyard is ...
BiTsize Coffee Bar opens in Hooksett A new shop has just arrived in Hooksett’s Granite Hill Shoppes plaza, but its ...
Christos Babis and his wife, Lexi Griburas Babis, of Candia are the owners of Villaggio Ristorante (677 Hooksett Road, Manchester, ...
Who knew pumpkin beer would be such a win? I saw a reputable brewing company heavily promoting via social media ...
Clan of Xymox, Spider on the Wall (Metropolis Records) This Dutch goth-rock outfit, originally comprising three songwriters, is nowadays down ...
The Dynasty, by Jeff Benedict (Avid Reader Press, 528 pages) To hell with Tom Brady. The real GOAT is Robert ...
Antebellum (R) Janelle Monáe gives a good performance in the murky, underdeveloped Antebellum. I don’t think I can avoid spoiling ...
Local music news & events • On course: When he’s not with the band 21st and 1st, Justin Jordan plays ...
Boston supergroup plays free Concord show With not quite two years behind them as a band, Neighbor has become a ...
Corn mazes are a quintessential autumn activity Whatever you want your corn maze experience to be — easy or complex, ...

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Ready to pick

Ready to pick
The apple- and pumpkin-picking season is well underway, and despite this year’s inherent challenges, local farms are making sure that visitors can come pick safely. Find out where to go and what to expect, plus check out a few recipes that’ll turn your bounty into delicious dishes.

Also on the cover, see a baseball-themed version of Romeo and Juliet on the Fisher Cats’ field, p. 10. Add some port to your campfire s’mores, p. 22. And find live music all week long in our Music This Week listing, starting on p. 27.

Being first in the nation for the presidential primary, we in New Hampshire take our politics seriously. Our residents generally ...
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Covid-19 updateAs of September 7As of September 14Total cases statewide7,4767,714Total current infections statewide238291Total deaths statewide433436New cases201 (Sept. 1 to Sept ...
Change of pace for annual breast cancer fundraiser The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement in New Hampshire is taking ...
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In a normal year we preview big leaguewide NFL stories as the season starts moving into high gear in Week ...
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Capital Arts Fest is a go The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen announced in a press release on Sept. 14 ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Musical comedy at the Palace: The Palace Theatre’s (80 Hanover ...
Shakespeare comes to the Fisher Cats Stadium See Romeo and Juliet as you never have before during “Shakespeare in the ...
How to prep your food for winter Like a conscientious squirrel, I put away food for the winter in August ...
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News from the local food scene • Milford extends outdoor farmers market: The Milford Farmers Market has extended its outdoor ...
Your guide to finding farm fresh apples and pumpkins As Kris Mossey of McLeod Bros. Orchards in Milford was getting ...
Rajen Thapa of Hooksett and his family took over ownership of Cafe Momo (1065 Hanover St., Manchester, 623-3733, cafemomonh.us) in ...
The Jungle Bird He stumbled in off the street, leaving the dust and noise behind. “Afternoon, Mr. Peterson. The usual?” ...
Campfires, backyard firepits, s’mores — and port It may not officially be fall, but in some places the trees are ...
Allegra Levy, Lose My Number: Allegra Levy Sings John McNeil (SteepleChase Productions ApS) You may have noticed that not a ...
Here She Is, by Hilary Levey Friedman (Beacon Press, 225 pages) Mark Zuckerberg, as it turns out, wasn’t the first ...
A young woman becomes a warrior in Mulan, a very pretty, vaguely unsatisfying live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated movie ...
• Laughs aplenty: A no-cover triple bill of comedy features Paul Landwehr, who recently won his first cash prize as ...
Conniption Fits deliver solid new album Quarantine produced a variety of reactions from the music community. Some performers polished and ...

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Fall Guide

Fall events are happening.
Though this year’s guide to arts and entertainment is smaller, theaters are presenting shows, galleries have exhibits, bands are performing and local food is being celebrated. (At least, that’s the way the schedule stands at the moment. As with everything these days, plans may change. Check with the venues about their safety protocols and scheduling processes.)

In addition to live in-person events from now through Thanksgiving, we also take a look at a few from-home options to stay connected to your favorite arts organizations.
Need a reason to get excited about autumn? We collected a pile of fall fun.

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We are appalled by the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on our world. While we see most of it ...
Brothertiger, Paradise Lost (Satanic Panic Records) Honestly, I haven’t come this close to burning a promo CD for personal use ...
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers return to NH After months of livestreams, it felt good for Erin Harpe to ...
Career Academy’s inaugural class gets underway The New Hampshire Department of Education and the Community College System of New Hampshire ...
A look at how this fall is shaping up for arts and entertainment Fall events are happening. Though this year’s ...
Fathoms, The World in the Whale, by Rebecca Giggs (Simon & Schuster, 284 pages) In July rescuers worked three days ...
In celebration of Daffy Daphne mezereum was the registered name of my corgi, Daffy, who passed away on Aug. 25 ...
Like a root beer float but with actual beer I know, you can basically taste the pumpkin in the air ...
Beau Gamache of Manchester is the owner and founder of Ray Street Pizza (raystreetpizza.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @raystreetpizza), ...
Brewers Association to host drive-thru and virtual hybrid event Back in May, the New Hampshire Brewers Association reimagined a traditional ...
Covid-19 updateAs of August 31As of September 7Total cases statewide7,2757,476Total current infections statewide228238Total deaths statewide432433New cases141 (Aug. 25 to Aug ...
Closure canceled at Crotched Mountain Crotched Mountain School in Greenfield will remain open under new ownership, the school announced Sept ...
Seasons on Elm opens in Manchester Season Brouillet never thought she’d open her own downtown cocktail bar. But when her ...
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz John David Washington is exactly the A-list blend of dramatic gravitas and action chops that ...
• DIY art: Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) is now offering art-at-home kits, which include all the ...
• Local hero: Guests are welcome at a private club show by Chad LaMarsh, whose annual booze cruise was among ...
• Recipes from the heart: Join the Bookery (844 Elm St., Manchester) for a socially distanced book signing on Saturday, ...

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Mule Season

As summer winds down, the Moscow mule — and its many variations — is the perfect drink heading into fall. Find out how local bartenders are taking the mule’s traditional ingredients of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice and giving them a fresh twist.

Also on the cover, make some sweet treats with recipes for maple carrot cake (p. 18) and fruity cereal cookies (p. 19). Or pour yourself a glass of wine to pair with fresh tomato dishes, p. 20. And find live music for your long Labor Day weekend in our Music This Week listings, starting on p. 27.

Young, Planetary, Locations I Can’t Place (Hidden Home Records) Sometimes when I’m wading through all the new promos, I picture ...
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted Theodore Logan are way old, dude, but are still ...
by Tom Cooper (Random House, 379 pages) “Florida Man” became a meme in 2013 because of the bizarre headlines that ...
Now more than ever Hippo depends on your support to help fund our coverage. For almost 20 years Hippo has ...
Now in full bloom When I was a boy, I always took note of cemeteries as we drove by them ...
Debbie Burritt of Pembroke is the owner of the Sweet Crunch Bakeshop & Catering Co. (sweetcrunchbakeshop.com, find her on Facebook ...
Music at the ballpark Recycled Percussion will take to the field (well, technically, a stage on the field) at the ...
Concord artist named national president of Women’s Caucus for Art The Women’s Caucus for Art, a 48-year-old national arts organization ...
How the Moscow mule and its many variations can take you from summer to fall A traditional Moscow mule is ...
Covid-19 updateAs of August 31As of September 7Total cases statewide7,2757,476Total current infections statewide228238Total deaths statewide432433New cases141 (Aug. 25 to Aug ...
What to drink with hearty sauce, gazpacho and more Look, I know, when you think beach time and summertime, you ...
Drinks with John Fladd At this point in my life I’ve more or less made peace with my physical appearance, ...
Granite Stater of the Month Kendra Smith of Nashua was named August’s Granite Stater of the Month by U.S. Sen ...
Musical veterans band together as Once An Outlaw The five members of Once An Outlaw have a long history in ...
• Covid-19 poetry: Hobblebush Books has published a new poetry anthology, COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems, edited by New ...
• Get festive: Warm up for the unofficial end-of-summer weekend with Slack Tide members Chris Cyrus and Mike Seavy. The ...
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz I got in my car and drove to an actual theater to see The New ...
• Intown Farmstand extended: Intown Manchester’s Farmstand, which began on June 25 and was expected to run through the end ...
Dear Donna,Attached are two photos of a lovely old print (the print part is 6” x 14”) and a closeup ...
Deerfield man walks for Ronald McDonald House Charities On Aug. 17, Dwight Barnes, a Deerfield resident and retired McDonald’s restaurant ...
Normally, when the calendar hits Aug. 1 I irrationally begin mourning the end of summer. I just love the freedom ...

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Back to school?

Returning to school will look a lot different this year for everyone, but exactly what it will look like will vary from district to district and school to school. We talked to education experts about what parents and students can (probably) expect as the new school year gets underway.

Also on the cover, a new axe throwing venue opens in Hudson, p. 13. The Fire & Fusion chef competition returns, virtually, p. 17. And find live shows in our Music This Week listings, starting on p. 27.

Rudresh Mahanthappa, Hero Trio (Whirlwind Recordings) Jazz sax legend Charlie Parker is often referred to by his nickname “Bird,” which ...
*Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (TV-14)You don’t have to know who Walter Mercado was to understand his ...
Experts talk about the new school year and what parents and students can expect Students in New Hampshire are heading ...
Drink these beers now Look, I know, when you think beach time and summertime, you don’t think about porters and ...
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz Teenage boys who might be some degree of embarrassed by this movie when they are ...
by James Hamblin (Riverhead, 253 pages) He was a doctor with questionable judgment, or so it seemed, when he gave ...
The final months of summer gardening are always met with mixed emotions. This is often when the plants we have ...
Steve Chase of Belmont is the owner and founder of Steve’s Original Sauces (stevesoriginalsauces.com, find them on Facebook @stevesoriginalsauces), a ...
Unique Beatles tribute act The Weeklings play Manchester The Socially Distanced Concert Series closing out the summer at Delta Dental ...
Children’s Museum to reopen The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; childrens-museum.org, 742-2002) is scheduled to ...
Fire & Fusion chef competition returns (virtually) A friendly contest featuring local chefs who are asked to create their best ...
Covid-19 updateAs of August 17As of August 24Total cases statewide7,0047,134Total current infections statewide279255Total deaths statewide423429New cases164 (Aug. 11 to Aug ...
Col’s Kitchen opens in downtown Concord By Matt Ingersoll mingersoll@hippopress.com Bow native Jordan Reynolds found out in June that Willow’s ...
Victory for the KnightsThe Nashua Silver Knights baseball team, part of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, concluded its 10th anniversary ...
Start small to build up your garden Tired of mowing your lawn, but afraid to stop? What would it look ...
New axe throwing center opens in Hudson By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com The axe throwing trend is growing in New Hampshire, ...
• Depicting sanctuaries: A new art exhibit, “Searching for Solace: Sacred Spaces/Sacred Places,” opens at Twiggs Gallery (254 King St., ...
• Artful: A free courtyard concert by River Sister offers a wonderful blend of folk traditions and jazz rhythms, pure ...
• Apples to apples: Gov. Chris Sununu proclaimed Aug. 25 to be New Hampshire Apple Day to celebrate the Granite ...
Dear Donna,This is a piece of wall art, I think. Can you tell me anything about this? I was told ...
Another hectic week during the Covid era in sports inspired the following thoughts and many more. All I have to ...

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Art in the open

Watch sculptors at work at Nashua’s annual symposium, hunt for clay monsters in Manchester and spend an evening at an art bazaar in Concord, plus find other ways to enjoy art outside.

Also on the cover, Madear’s opens in Pembroke with a new menu, a new vibe and a new bakery, p. 16. Try a rosé on a hot summer day, p. 20. And find live entertainment all week long starting on p. 27.

Cover Photo: “For the Love of Friendship” sculpture by Tony Jimenez, near Lovewell Pond in Nashua. Photo by Matt Ingersoll.

The Killers, Imploding the Mirage (Island Records) Um, wow, I never would have dreamed that we critics — at least ...
The NBA playoffs kicked off this week in what promises to be a unique happening for fans and players alike ...
Let Them Eat Tweets, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 217 pages) Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson ...
Watch artists at work, hunt clay monsters and browse a bazaar, plus more in-person arts events It’s been a trying ...
New recipe book offers aphrodisiac foods From finding comfort to strengthening our relationships, we use food to express and celebrate ...
Three plants to avoid Three plants you don’t want on your property are wild parsnips, purple loosestrife and Norway maples ...
Anna Wallace and her longtime friend, Susan Werrick, are the owners of PPC Italian Restaurant & Bar (133 Plaistow Road, ...
Nashua teen honored with annual Buddy Cup Every summer, teens from New England and New York who are involved in ...
Walk the village Take a walk through the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road in Canterbury; shakers.org, 783-9511) on Saturdays ...
If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can recall the very sound our mail slot at home would make ...
Covid-19 updateAs of August 10As of August 17Total cases statewide6,8407,004Total current infections statewide326279Total deaths statewide419423New cases180 (Aug. 4 to Aug ...
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback fight a chaos-bringing drug in Project Power, a ...
Books to go!Manchester has a brand-new Bookmobile, and it was scheduled to get rolling after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, ...
Make every day a rosé day With this incessant heat, what can be more satisfying than a cool glass of ...
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