NH Mushrooms — 07/08/03

Mushrooms are having a moment — specifically foraging for fungi. With an expert. Who will keep you from picking the wrong (i.e. toxic, possibly fatally so) mushroom. Which is why we are NOT recommending you take this week’s issue into the woods to pick dinner. But we are offering this look at foraging for mushrooms, cooking with mushrooms (with recipes and a list of where to buy mushrooms if you’d rather not be the one doing the picking) and even making art with mushrooms. Cover photo is of chanterelles by Christine Gagnon.

Also on the cover Fun is on the schedule at Vernon Family Farms (page 24). Find music on restaurant and brewery decks, patios, indoor stages and more in the Music This Week (page 32). And Michael Witthaus looks at the Barefoot Music & Arts Festival.

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Bill signing Gov. Chris Sununu signed a number of bills into law on July 28, according to a press release, ...
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New tech at Manchester Community College Peter La Monica, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Manchester Community ...
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The Big Story: Four months into the 2022 season the Red Sox are f-i-n-a-l-l-y the big story in town. They’ve ...
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Weird weather The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Dublin, New Hampshire, on ...
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Big Events August 3, 2023 and beyond Saturday, Aug. 5 The annual celebration of fine craft that is the League ...
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Finding the fun in foraging for fungi On July 7, while walking a trail in Goffstown, mushroom forager Christine Gagnon ...
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Peacock Players present Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. The 2001 Reese Witherspoon classic comedy film Legally Blonde was reimagined into ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Saturday of art: Goffstown Main Street’s 15th Annual Uncommon Art ...
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Pick berries, make pie Have you ever wondered what would happen after a story ends? I have. The children’s book ...
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Authors on Main series features Ann Patchett In the end, it is the elated, tragic and everyday moments in between ...
Family fun for the weekend Make it a museum day • The SEE Science Center (200 Bedford St. in Manchester; ...
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Dear Donna, Is this pizza cutting board old? I recently picked this up at a flea market and I’m wondering ...
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Spin instructor Maggie Verrette owns her own indoor cycling business called VibeCo Cycle (458-7652 info@vibecocycle.com, vibecocycle.com) in Salem where she ...
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News from the local food scene • Sample wine and bourbon and golf: Don’t miss Bourbon, Wine & Nine at ...
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Vernon Family Farm hosts agritourism events For the past nine years, Vernon Family Farm, a livestock farm in Newfields, has ...
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Lindsey Bangs has always had a passion for baking. Her mom taught her how to bake, buying her her first ...
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Days like this call for something cold, boozy and tropical, something with a lot of crushed ice. Mango Rum Unsweetened ...
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Babychaos, “Guilty Hands (I Bleed)” (self-released) Initial single heralding a fast-forthcoming EP from this eye-rollingly edgy goth chick, who, like ...
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The Heat Will Kill You First, by Jeff Goodell (Little, Brown and Co., 385 pages ) The effects of a ...
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LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson and Tiffany Haddish all board Haunted Mansion, a particularly strong ride-to-movie translation. This is ...
Local music news & events • Hip-hop hops: A Nashua microbrewery marks its collaboration with Fee the Evolutionist on a ...
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Festival mixes music, yoga and art An impromptu party a couple of summers ago is the impetus for a two-day ...

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Shop Fresh — 07/27/23

In this week’s cover story, we check in with area farmers markets. In the greater Concord/Manchester/Nashua area, you can find a market most days of the week to get your fresh tomatoes or your tasty baked goods.

Also on the cover Speaking of tasty items at the farmers markets, Donut O’clock (page 25) is selling out of its treats when it goes to the Nashua market. Michael Witthaus looks at an effort to get indie bands on area stages (page 31). And Tuesday, Aug. 1, is National Night Out and several area towns and cities are holding family-fun events where the police and the community can meet and greet (and in some cases, there’s a dunk tank).

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2024 governor’s race New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has decided not to seek re-election in 2024, WMUR reported. In a ...
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Local author talks about big flavors in small spaces Delve into the world of practical cooking with M. Allyson Szabo, ...
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The Big Story: Amid unending talk about Bill Belichick’s job security, the Patriots got back to work on Wednesday in ...
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Plastic habit According to a study by personal-finance website WalletHub, New Hampshire ranks 4th among the states with the highest ...
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Big Events July 27, 2023 and beyond Thursday, July 27 The New Hampshire Fisher Cats celebrate that classic Manchester food ...
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Checking in with farmers markets By Delaney Beaudoin food@hippopress.com There are few traditions upheld in the modern day that truly ...
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Currier Museum of Art opens the conversation on substance use disorder with Art of Hope By Mya Blanchardmblanchard@hippopress.com In January ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • So you will listen to every word they have to ...
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Your plants can be your partners The recent rains have kept many gardeners from getting outdoors to weed, and weeds ...
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Dear Donna, Found something I can’t figure out. Any clues on what this tool could be? Thanks for any input ...
Family fun for the weekend Art! • The Vernon Family Farm (301 Piscassic Road in Newfields, vernonfamilyfarm.com) will hold a ...
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National Night Out, the annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnership (according to natw.org), takes place Tuesday, Aug. 1, this ...
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Social media manager Michelle McCartney of Concord does freelance social media management for a variety of clients as well as ...
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News from the local food scene • New England Hot Sauce Fest: Enjoy hot sauce samples, beer, music, food trucks ...
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The Patio at the Mile Away now open in Milford A Milford institution for more than 50 years, the Mile ...
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Doughnut makers find their crowd in Nashua By Mya Blanchardmblanchard@hippopress.com Their first time at the Nashua farmers market, Donut O’clock ...
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Originally from East Aurora, New York, outside Buffalo, Sherrie Paltrineri went to school at Babson College in Massachusetts. Paltrineri always ...
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We have reached the end of July, which is one of my favorite times of summer because of the local ...
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EbE404, Dark Ice Days (Give/Take Records) It’s not that I’ve been avoiding the goth/industrial promo albums that have been coming ...
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The Last Ranger, by Peter Heller (Knopf, 304 pages) Yellowstone National Park is having a moment. An hour, really. The ...
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The blond, permanently tip-toed Stereotypical Barbie visits the decidedly un-pink human Real World of Los Angeles in Barbie, another win ...
Local music news & events • Vocal versatility: A free al fresco performance from Sharon Jones will include selections ranging ...
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Bands, booking and community building For many musicians, having space in life to create and stages to play on is ...

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Rockin’ the park — 07/20/23

Get some greenery with your live music. In this week’s cover story, Michael Witthaus talks to a few of the artists who play these outdoor gigs and some of the challenges they encounter. Then we offer a list of some of the places you can find some summer concerts.

Also on the cover Find ribs and food trucks this weekend in Merrimack at the Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival (page 22). And if you want to get a jump on next weekend’s food fests, check out the story (page 24) on the New England Hot Sauce Festival in Hampton. And after all the live music talk if you’re looking for even more area performances by bands and solo artists, see our Music This Week listing, which starts on page 31.

In dark December I found myself hobbling into an urgent care clinic for x-rays. A few clicks by the technician, ...
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Running for governor Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig launched her campaign for governor of New Hampshire with an event at the ...
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Concord-based doctor discusses her center’s focus Dr. Cindi Croft is set to open New Dimensions Wellness Center in Concord in ...
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The Big Story: Things are looking up for the Red Sox, who’ve cut five games off the Tampa Bay lead ...
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A rain-soaked Sunday Torrential rain in New Hampshire caused significant damage, including sinkholes, flooded basements and over 120 road closures, ...
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Big Events July 20, 2023 and beyond Thursday, July 20 Finally, today, we have reached “Barbenheimer” — the potential for ...
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Where to find free music in the fresh air In Summer 2020, al fresco was the only option for fans ...
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Ovation Theatre Company presents Newsies By Mya Blanchardmblanchard@hippopress.com A week and a half away from opening night, the cast of ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Celebrating water: The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (18 Highlawn Road ...
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Cut them fresh in the morning if you can I’ve been keeping track this year of what blooms for me, ...
Family fun for the weekend Game time • The Nashua Silver Knights, playing in the Future Collegiate Baseball League of ...
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Dear Donna, I believe my grandfather bought this to use for my mother around the year 1927. As you can ...
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Jeweler Lara Stawasz is a self-taught jeweler who owns her own business, Lara’s Theme Jewelry (495-6689, laras14k@aol.com, larasthemejewelry.patternbyetsy.com), based in ...
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News from the local food scene • Bubble Tea: The Teen Advisory Board at Chester Public Library (3 Chester St., ...
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The Great American Ribfest returns By Delaney Beaudoinfood@hippopress.com The Great American Ribfest and Food Truck Festival will be returning, rain ...
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Breakfast and lunch restaurant to open in Hooksett By Mya Blanchardmblanchard@hippopress.com Your potential new favorite place to grab breakfast or ...
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NE Hot Sauce Fest comes to Hampton By Maya Pumafood@hippopress.com Hot sauce companies from across the Northeast will come together ...
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With 26 years of experience, Charley Moore is the executive chef at 603 Brewery in Londonderry. He started in the ...
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We had just come home from a long trip, and I’ll admit that I was a little out of it ...
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Fay Victor, Blackity Black Black Is Beautiful (Northern Spy Records) This record is definitely in the same church if not ...
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After the Funeral and Other Stories, by Tessa Hadley (Knopf, 240 pages) The essayist Lorrie Moore once said that a ...
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Tom Cruise parachutes off a mountain to land on a moving train, engages in sleek spy-vs-spy action in an airport ...
Local music news & events • Striking strings: A regional ensemble with a world music approach, Acoustic Nomads includes Maurizio ...
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Young Dubliners perform in Concord It’s been 35 years since the Young Dubliners debuted. With rocked-up songs that owed as ...

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Artist in the house — 07/13/23

In this week’s cover story we take a look at some of the area artist (and musicians and culinary artists) in residence programs and the events where you can meet the artists — starting with the Currier Museum of Art’s Summer Block Party this Saturday featuring current artist in residence Calder Kamen (pictured above and on the cover with her dog Pixel in a photo courtesy of the Currier).

Also on the cover The Teen Actorsingers return to the stage after a long pandemic break to present the musical comedy Firebringer (page 15). Michael Witthaus talks to Juston McKinney (page 32). And in this week’s food section catch up with two new businesses: the Singing Pond Farm in Hollis and Unwined in Milford.

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DCYF head The state’s Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) has a new director, Jeff Fleischer, who will start his job on Aug. 1. According to a press release, ...
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Local filmmaker brings a Frost poem to the screen Local playwright and filmmaker Donald Tongue recently wrapped up filming his adaptation of Robert Frost’s poem “Home Burial” at Canterbury Shaker ...
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The Big Story: With the All-Star Game history, the Red Sox are on the clock to decide whether they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, which is 18 ...
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Floods The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for most of New Hampshire from Sunday, July 9, through the morning of Tuesday, July 11, warning that heavy rain could ...
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Big Events July 13, 2023 and beyond Thursday, July 13 Hillsborough Summer Festival begins tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at Grimes Field (29 Preston St., Hillsborough). The festival runs ...
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Artist in residence programs bring artists, musicians & more into the community PLUS Meet the artists at the Currier’s Block Party Come to a party, meet the artist Resident artist ...
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The Teen Actorsingers troupe puts on its first show in three years By Katelyn Sahagian arts@hippopress.com The excitement was palpable while the 13-person cast of Firebringer rehearsed on Tuesday, June ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Willkomen: Actors Cooperate Theatre wraps up its two-week production of Cabaret at the Hatbox Theatre (Steeplegate Mall, 270 Loudon Road ...
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Have you thinned your root crops yet? For me, July has started off wet: rains, heavy at times, three days a week and going on for weeks. Although I like ...
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Hello, Donna. Picked these tickets up at a yard sale last year. Would these be valuable today? I found them interesting. Debbie in Candia Dear Debbie, Pine Island Park is ...
Family fun for the weekend Farm fun • New Hampshire’s 4-H youth will show their animals at the Stratham 4-H Summerfest on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 ...
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CPR instructors Renee King, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, of Merrimack is a CPR instructor and runs her own business, JandRteachCPR, with help from her 8-year-old daughter, Jamie. Renee King What led ...
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News from the local food scene • Art of wine blending: Create your idea of the perfect wine at LaBelle Winery in Derry (14 Route 111) on Saturday, July 15, ...
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New wine bar to open in Milford By Mya Blanchard mblanchard@hippopress.com For English sommelier Emma Round, wine is more than just a drink. It stirs up memories, adding depth to ...
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Couple establishes new farm in Hollis By Mya Blanchard mblanchard@hippopress.com Life has been busy for Jack and Audrey Hertenstein Perez. They moved from Chicago to New Hampshire about a year ...
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Chris Davis has been a cook at Red Arrow Diner for the past six months. Originally from Arizona, Chris moved to New Hampshire to be closer to family, with no ...
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Summer is the season of watermelon. Most of the time we simply throw out the rinds. Why not find a use for some of this leftover produce? This recipe is ...
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Craving, Call Of The Sirens (Massacre Records) I’m barely doing Facebook at all lately because I’m trying to finish a new book, but one thing I did notice in my ...
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Better Living Through Birding, by Christian Cooper (Random House, 282 pages) “Writing a memoir is akin to taking off one’s clothes in public” is how Christian Cooper begins his acknowledgments, ...
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Four 20-somethings road trip through China in the soft-hearted comedy Joy Ride. Attorney Audrey (Ashley Park) and artist Lolo (Sherry Cola) have been best friends ever since Audrey’s adoptive parents ...
Local music news & events • Feel like redo: After what he thought was his final tour in 2019, Peter Frampton came back from a diagnosis of inclusion-body myositis. Thus, ...
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LaBelle Winery welcomes comic Juston McKinney Ever a relatable comedian, Juston McKinney tries to find the local angle wherever he performs. His latest YouTube special, On the Bright Side, was ...

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Sweet scoops — 07/06/23

John Fladd (who took the photo at right and on the cover) isn’t just Hippo’s resident cocktail guy, he’s also a long-time home ice cream maker. He discusses technique (you don’t have to have an ice cream machine to make your own ice cream) and flavor (bourbon in your chocolate?) in this cool and creamy look at making ice cream at home. Meanwhile, Matt Ingersoll gives us a peek at how the pros make their scoops.

Also on the cover Discover new local brews at the Keep New Hampshire Brewing Festival (page 30). Enjoy live music, blueberry picking and a Southern-style barbecue at Grounding Stone Farm in Contoocook (page 31). And we get a second helping of John Fladd with his recipe for coffee ice iced coffee (page 33).

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Child care help The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has announced the approval of multiple contracts totaling ...
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Tech Professional of the Year winner talks about inclusion in the industry Flo Nicolas was named Tech Professional of the ...
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The Big Story: Baseball passed the 81-game mid-year point last week. Here’s a snapshot of where it all stood for ...
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Girls getting gold Twelve Girl Scouts were honored at the Young Women of Distinction ceremony held by Girl Scouts of ...
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Big Events July 6, 2023 and beyond Friday, July 7 The Raymond Town Fair begins today at 5 p.m.; today ...
How to make ice cream with bold flavors PLUS a look at how the pros do it Making homemade ice ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Seeking art: The Manchester Arts Commission is bringing back the ...
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Tomato hornworms are the worst All gardeners have to contend with a variety of insects and other small pests in ...
Family fun for the weekend See art for free • New Hampshire residents get free admission to the Currier Museum ...
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Dear Donna, Can you tell me anything about these folks? There is a stamp that says ‘Japan’ on the bottom ...
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News from the local food scene • Fody’s market postponed: Due to inclement weather, The Market at Fody’s, hosted by ...
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New Hampshire Brewers Association’s annual beer festival returns Featuring one of the state’s largest collection of craft breweries at a ...
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NOFA-NH to host Fun on the Farm event By Mya Blanchard listings@hippopress.com There is no time like summertime for barbecues, ...
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Karla Jones is the owner of Sweet Goods from the Woods (sweetgoodsfromthewoods@gmail.com, and on Facebook and Instagram), a business offering ...
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Ingredients: 3 ounces cold-brew coffee concentrate – Trader Joe’s makes a very good one. 6 ounces half & half 1 ...
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Cyclone Static, Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People (Mint 400 Records) Wow, this isn’t the usual stuff I get ...
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The In-Between, by Hadley Vlahos (Ballantine, 259 pages) For much of the past 50 years, most Americans died in a ...
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Harrison Ford breaks out the hat and the whip to take another whirl as the titular archaeologist in Indiana Jones ...
Local music news & events • Al fresco fiddling: The second in a series of free outdoor shows has the ...
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The Gravel Project provides DMB lead-in For fans of original local music, the show always starts early at Bank of ...

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Read & relax — 06/29/23

For some of us, the best part of a summer day is finding a place to get lost in a good book. If you’re looking to expand your reading list this summer, check out the recommendations from lcoal book experts for fiction, romance, history and more.

Also on the cover Find fireworks and other Fourth of July celebrations in area towns on page 19. The Packie, a beer and wine shop with locations in Hooksett and Manchester, will celebrate its sixth anniversary with a brewfest (page 24). Whether your weekend is two days long or four days long, find live music every day of the week in the Music This Week listing on page 32.

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Northern Pass land Eversource has completed the transfer of ownership of properties acquired for the Northern Pass transmission project, including ...
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NH Humanities picks a Big Read book New Hampshire Humanities has been awarded a Big Read grant, joining 62 organizations ...
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The Big Story – Celtics’ Blockbuster:Say one thing about Brad Stevens the GM, he doesn’t sit on his hands and ...
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Mosquito watch The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has detected the first batch of mosquitoes testing positive ...
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Big Events June 29, 2023 and beyond Thursday, June 29 Today is the last walk in the woods hosted by ...
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Compiled and reported byMya Blanchard As the sun shines brighter, summer in New Hampshire provides the perfect backdrop for getting ...
NH native Marielle Thompson presents her debut gothic novel By Mya Blanchard listings@hippopress.com When Marielle Thompson was diagnosed with a ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Sew with friends: The Sewing Circle with the Currier Museum ...
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Independence Day celebrations across the Granite State Compiled by Katelyn Sahagian ksahagian@hippopress.com Whether it’s a cookout, parade or celebration, towns ...
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Stop and smell the daphne, peonies and viburnum Do you remember your Grammy’s favorite rose? If you do, you probably ...
Family fun for the weekend Outside fun • The first Hopkinton Field Fun Day is going to be on Thursday, ...
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Dear Donna, Can you tell me if people even still use alarm clocks? This was in my parents’ home for ...
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Handyman David Brooks is a self-employed handyman and owns his own business, Dave’s Handyman Service (520-5408, handymandave322@gmail.com, search “Dave’s Handyman ...
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News from the local food scene • Get your Greek fix: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 N. State St., ...
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The Packie to celebrate six years in business with new beer festival By Mya Blanchard listings@hippopress.com To celebrate The Packie’s ...
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Self-taught baker Kami Raleigh started Pink Star Bakery in Deerfield in 2010. Between having kids and working a full-time job, ...
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Stuffed mushrooms are a popular appetizer. They are easy to make at home and can be filled with so many ...
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Aja Monet, When The Poems Do What They Do (Drink Sum Wtr Records) Right, so today I learned not only ...
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How to Survive History, by Cody Cassidy (Penguin, 224 pages) Until this week I never knew there was a category ...
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Wes Anderson puts a diorama in a music box, festoons it with vintage curios and surrounds it with a model ...
Local music news & events • True calling: Though an Oscar-nominated actor is its front man, Billy Bob Thornton & ...
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Rising band Feverslip plays Manchester If having headliner acts checking out their sets is a harbinger of greater things, Feverslip ...

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New England Haze — 06/22/23

It’s the hazy, juicy brew that has taken the local craft beer scene by storm — the New England-style IPA. Learn about what goes into making this popular craft beer, as well as the many other IPA varieties, from West Coast to English IPAs.

Also on the cover The New Hampshire Historical Society is holding a statewide scavanger hunt (page 6). This weekend, Concord celebrates Market Days (page 17). Save room for dessert at the Hollis Strawberry Festival (page 24).

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Moose Plate Day Gov. Chris Sununu and the Executive Council celebrated the 25th anniversary of New Hampshire’s Conservation and Heritage ...
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NH Historical Society holds scavenger hunt Discover New Hampshire’s hidden treasures, stories and landmarks during the New Hampshire Historical Society’s ...
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The Big Story – Sox Sweep Yanks: Not sure if the Red Sox salvaged their season over the weekend. But ...
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We’re No. 1! New Hampshire has been ranked first in the nation for childhood well-being according to the Annie E ...
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Big Events June 22, 2023 and beyond Friday, June 23 Tonight is Cue Zero Theatre Co.’s opening night of Be ...
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A look at the region's entry int the craft beer canon By Matt Ingersoll and Mya Blanchard mingersoll@hippopress.com On the ...
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Poetry Society of NH begins search for new poet laureate The last four years for state Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Thursday night live: Joey Clark and the Big Hearts is ...
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Three-day street festival returns to downtown Concord By Maya Puma listings@hippopress.com Back for a 49th year in downtown Concord, Market ...
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You don’t need a van, just a wheelbarrow Once, a long time ago, I was sitting on a porch overlooking ...
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Dear Donna, I have a question about this tiny chicken plastic charm. My mom always had it in a jewelry ...
Family fun for the weekend Festival time • The Nest Family Café (20 Orchard View Drive, Londonderry) is hosting Nest ...
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Metalsmith Carol Ellis is an artist, specializing in metalsmithing, and owns Laborata Studio in Penacook, where she teaches a variety ...
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News from the local food scene • Farm-a-Q to return: A family-friendly event featuring local food, drinks and entertainment, Farm-a-Q ...
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Hollis Strawberry Festival returns for 76th year By Maya Puma listings@hippopress.com A celebration of strawberry crops and farming in New ...
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Ben Normandeau of Concord is the owner of 603 Bar-B-Q (603bbq@gmail.com, find them on Facebook and Instagram @603bbq), a food ...
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You know how you can be in a large crowd, almost overwhelmed by the dozens of conversations going on around ...
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Dan Rosenboom, Polarity (Orenda Records) L.A.-based trumpeter/composer Rosenboom leads a modern jazz quintet assisted by the production expertise of Justin ...
Drowning, by T.J. Newman
Drowning, by T.J. Newman (Avid Reader Press, 293 pages) If you haven’t read T.J. Newman yet, best get started. She ...
Elemental
Beings made of Fire, Water, Earth and Air live and work together, sometimes uncomfortably, in Element City, the New World ...
Local music news & events • Idol music: Since winning American Idol and hitting with his song “Home” 11 years ...
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Brian Regan finds the funny Along with eschewing profanity, Brian Regan assiduously avoids politics in his act. He does, however, ...

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Kids’ summer guide 2023 — 06/15/23

Need some fun for the kids? In this guide to kid- and family-friendly happenings, find events to amaze, amuse and secretly slip a bit of learning into your summer.

Also on the cover St. Nicholas Church in Manchester celebrates 75 years of Greek eats with the return of its annual lamb barbecue and food festival (page 30). Fabrizia Spirits in Salem is marking National Limoncello Day (Thursday, June 22) with a festival featuring a lemon-squeezing competition (page 31). Michael Witthaus looks at the Northlands Music & Arts Festival (page 38). And, find more live music this weekend in the Music This Week (page 39).

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Protest at coal plant A group of 75 climate activists and advocates of the No Coal No Gas campaign gathered ...
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On leaving high school with an associate degree Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies, a chartered public high school located at ...
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The Big Story: The Red Sox free fall? Nope. Denver maybe winning the NBA Finals? Nope. Las Vegas about to ...
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More local birds on your screen The Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough is currently livestreaming a 24/7 Loon Cam on ...
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Big Events June 15, 2023 and beyond Saturday, June 17 The Flashy Flock Community Art Project is starting today at ...
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Festivals, theater, Nature adventures and More during this season of fun School’s out forever — OK, maybe not forever but ...
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Conservation group accepting submissions for amateur photo contest Photography hobbyists have until early September to get shoots ready for a ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • One production, two plays: “A Night of One Act Plays” ...
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SEE holds third annual Kick Off to Summer It’s all about summer fun at SEE Science Center, and reminding kids ...
Family fun for the weekend Play ball • Saturday, June 17, is Cats-Con Night as the theme for the Fisher ...
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Gather ideas from great green spaces One of the best ways to learn how to create a lovely garden is ...
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Good morning. I have had these six luncheon plates in storage for years. I’m wondering if you can tell me ...
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Hair stylist Jennifer Lynch is a hair stylist and owner of Style and Grace Salon in Bedford. Explain your job ...
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News from the local food scene • Berry delicious: Join J&F Farms (124 Chester, Road, Derry) for its annual strawberry ...
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St. Nicholas Church celebrates 75 years of Greek eats Hand-cut marinated lamb is the main draw of one of the ...
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Fabrizia Spirits to celebrate National Limoncello Day June 22 is National Limoncello Day, and Salem’s Fabrizia Spirits purveyor of limoncello ...
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Cora Viglione of Derry is the kitchen manager of Hare of the Dawg (3 E. Broadway, Derry, 552-3883, hareofthedawgnh.com), a ...
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Okra isn’t an item you find all that often on menus in New Hampshire. That is why I’m advocating for ...
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Troller, Drain (Relapse Records) So this one is basically a cross between the ambient doom-drone of Sunn(((O))), Swans-style apocalypse-noise-punk and ...
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The Collected Regrets of Clover, by Mikki Brammer (St. Martin’s Press, 314 pages) Clover Brooks is 36, single and surrounded ...
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The animal-y Transformers Maximals make their appearance in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts — collect them all, on sale now ...
Local music news & events • L.A. rocks: During its late-’80s heyday, glam metal-punk hybrid band Faster Pussycat was an ...
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Northlands Fest includes Twiddle farewell This year the Northlands Music & Arts Festival’s two main stages offer established acts like ...

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Very Berry — 06/08/23

berry season The time is (almost) ripe for berries! This week’s cover story dives into the berry harvest season at local farms, starting with strawberries in June, followed by raspberries, blueberries and blackberries later in the summer. Find out how a late season frost in mid-May might have affected the crops, and learn all about where you can go pick your own berries and even attend a berry-centric festival.

Also on the cover Celebrate Juneteenth with the Black Heritage Trail of NH (page 14) and Pride Month with a local festival or parade (page 18). Michael Witthaus talks to comedian Dan Crohn ahead of two area performances this weekend (page 34). Find more shows in the Comedy This Week (page 34) and find live music at area bars and restaurants in the Music This Week (page 35).

The Union Leader recently reported that Manchester is spending $2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act funds on a ...
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Sununu is a ‘no’ Gov. Chris Sununu is not running for president in 2024, as he explained in a Washington ...
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Upcycling project earns a Girl Scout Gold Award Anya Merriman-Mix of Amherst, a Girl Scout and high school senior at ...
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The Big Story – Baseball Took a Hit on D-Day: In the last week we have remembered with reverence and ...
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Working ahead Nine New Hampshire high school students this month received both their high school diploma and an associate degree ...
Big Events June 8, 2023 and beyond Thursday, June 8 Celebrating Billy Joel – America’s Piano Man is coming to ...
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Anticipating the strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and more that will add sweetness to your summer By Mya Blanchard and Matt Ingersoll ...
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Black Heritage Trail presents discussion panel with immigrants and refugees The Currier Museum of Art is promoting a different type ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • The sun rises on summer music series: Henniker’s Summer Concert ...
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All hail the tomato! For me tomatoes are the best-tasting and most important vegetable I grow. I eat them raw ...
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Celebrate Pride Month with local festivals, parades and more By Maya Puma listings@hippopress.com June is Pride Month and Manchester, Concord, ...
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Dear Donna, What’s your thought on old glasses? We found three pairs in my parents’ estate. Any value to them, ...
Family fun for the weekend Fun in the sun • Help the Educational Farm at Joppa Hill (174 Joppa Hill ...
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News from the local food scene • Weddings and wines: Join Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St.) in welcoming LaBelle Winery ...
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William & Sons Coffee Co. now open in Manchester While living in Brazil with his wife, Patty, Jonathan Hutchins became ...
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Yiayia’s Greek Night Out to return after long hiatus It was late 2018 when Concord’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church ...
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Sherri Malouf and her daughter, Shelby Malouf-Pieterse, are the owners of Piggy Sue’s Steakin’ Bacon (steakinbacon.com, find them on Facebook), ...
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On a good day, a cucumber is 96 percent water. That hydrocentic (a word I just made up and am ...
Cache, Cache (self-released) Minneapolis, Minnesota, is from where this five-piece band originates; their aim, if I’m translating their one-sheet correctly, ...
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Soul Boom, by Rainn Wilson (Hachette Go, 275 pages) The shelf life of The Office and its cast seems eternal, ...
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Re-enter the comic-bookily animated world of Miles Morales, a Spider-Man but not the only Spider-Man, in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, ...
Local music news & events • Trailblazer: With now grown-up fans called Debheads, Debbie Gibson remains a model for modern ...
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Dan Crohn’s comedy craft On his 1977 live album Let’s Get Small, Steve Martin riffs about the wonders of the ...

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Wine in Summer — 06/01/23

After a multi-year hiatus, New Hampshire Wine Week is back — now, in summer. Its core event, the rebranded New England Wine Spectacular, returns on Thursday, June 15, and Matt Ingersoll has all of the details in this week’s cover story, which includes a couple of interviews with participating wine experts.

Also on the cover The Nashua Symphony Orchestra will perform a piece written by music director David Feltner amid the height of the pandemic — Katelyn Sahagian chats with him about it (page 14). The New Hampshire Herbal Network’s annual Herb & Garden Day, packed with workshops, raffle prizes and local vendors, returns on Saturday, June 3 (page 25). Discover local eats, brews and more during the Taste of Downtown Nashua, returning to the Gate City on Wednesday, June 7 (page 24).

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Artifacts found Archaeologists from Dartmouth College made significant discoveries at Weirs Beach, the Laconia Daily Sun reported, unearthing thousands of ...
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Jill Piscitello discusses her new novel, A Sour Note Author Jill Piscitello talks about her new mystery novel set in ...
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The Big Story - Celtics’ Dream Ends: After Derrick White’s miraculous putback with :01 left to force Game 7 on ...
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Cookies donated More than 33,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies have been donated to numerous organizations across New Hampshire and ...
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Big Events June 1, 2023 and beyond Thursday, June 1 Plant sale season continues.Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (nhnature.org) begins ...
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Discover new wines as NH moves its Wine Week celebration to a sunnier season New Hampshire Wine Week, traditionally a ...
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Nashua Chamber Orchestra performs piece director wrote during pandemic With the 2022-2023 season coming to a close, David Feltner, music ...
The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Correction, even more kids’ theater: Due to an editing error ...
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Make a plan before you go shopping I’m a sucker for a good-looking flower. Back when I was first developing ...
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Dear Donna, Is my mom’s mother’s recipe book of any interest or value to anyone? I have all the recipes ...
NH Writers’ Project conference connects authors Publishing the great American novel, or a memoir, or a biography, or any other ...
Family fun for the weekend Maker Fest • More than 30 local makers will bring their tie-dyed fashions, worm bins, ...
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Optician Annika Cozad is an American Board of Opticianry-certified optician and owner of Eyefix Family Optical in Concord. Explain your ...
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News from the local food scene • Bacon me crazy: There’s still time to get tickets to this year’s New ...
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Taste of Downtown Nashua returns Foodies will get a unique opportunity to discover the Gate City’s culinary scene during the ...
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NH Herbal Network’s Herb & Garden Day returns By Maya Puma listings@hippopress.com Herb enthusiasts and foodies alike will gather at ...
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Dave Stewart is the owner of the Blasty Bough Brewing Co. (3 Griffin Road, Epsom, 724-3636, blastybough.com), a farm-to-kettle brewery ...
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If you are a regular reader, you may remember that I shared a lemon whoopie pie recipe a few years ...
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Satoko Fujii, Torrent (Libra Records) In this, her ninth solo album, jazz pianist Fujii explores “new musical territory in a ...
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Halcyon, by Elliot Ackerman (Deckle Edge/Knopf, 256 pages) In a recent poll, fewer than 10 percent of young Americans said ...
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Halle Bailey is a mermaid who wants to be up where the people are in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, another ...
Local music news & events • Music city: The final concert of the monthly Nashville Newcomers series has Hannah Ellis ...
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A multi-band, mid-week show Helping to shake the walls at an upcoming weeknight show from Georgia metal stalwarts Dead Reckoning ...

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