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I am the swing voter. I’m a fiscal conservative and a social moderate. I care about law and order and protecting our citizens, but I’m not heartless when it comes to human rights. I care about education and would probably support a low-end, universal, single-payer health care system with the option of individuals buying better coverage. In 2008, I supported Mike Huckabee in the primary and voted for Barack Obama in the general. This past general election, I voted for none of the above. Instead, I chose to write in a black Republican woman. My politics are all over the map. With Democrats licking their wounds and demonstrating all over the country, one might think that the next time, they will win back many of those swing voters. Not so fast! Much of what I see in these protests, I don’t like. So, let me tell you how not to win me over. In a nutshell, don’t be violent, don’t incite violence, and don’t act like an idiot. Doing so makes me, and I suspect many others, less likely to feel sympathetic to your cause. In the 1960s, I protested. As Americans, we are so fortunate to have the right to do so. But when protests incite violence, including violence against police ( i.e. pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon), don’t count on my support. When you’re wearing a mask to cover up your face, I’m guessing that you’re likely to be up to no good and are there to cause problems (maybe smash some windows, start fires, overturn cars) and don’t want cameras to identify who you are. If your side has these folks, your cause will be marginalized. Burning, looting and violence will diminish the merits of your cause regardless of how meritorious it is. And if you’re marching for women’s issues, don’t dress like a female body part. You look like an idiot and diminish the seriousness of your cause. I’ve never been a big tea party sympathizer and have seen some idiotic behavior at some of their rallies as well, but I don’t recall them instigating violence, burning or looting. Here’s something stupid that I see at rallies on both the left and right: signs that say stupid things, including comparing the other side to Hitler. It’s a ridiculous comparison and not likely to win over swing voters. Fred Bramante is the past chairman and member of the NH State Board of Education. He speaks and consults on education redesign to regional, state, and national organizations.

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NEWS & NOTES Budget address Ahead of Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget address on Feb. 9, NH Center for Public Policy Studies Executive Director Steve Norton released a statement outlining the strong position the state is in. Norton said the state economy is at near-record strength, tax revenue is high and there is no reason to expect that revenue growth to stop. In his address, Sununu said he plans to add $800 million in new spending to the state’s biennial operating budget without raising taxes. The total $12.1 billion budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 will include a $57 million increase for the health department with an eye toward eliminating the developmental disabilities waiting list, doubling the state’s Alcohol Fund to 3.4 percent and creating a $5 million workforce development fund. Sununu’s speech focused a great deal on education issues. While his proposed budget would see flat funding of the university system at $81 million, it would allocate $10 million in capital investments to the community college system, increase charter school funding by $15 million and provide $18 million for communities that offer full-day kindergarten. He would also create a $5 million scholarship fund that would go to 1,000 in-state college students directly. And in an effort to address overtime and staffing issues, Sununu said he would add $13 million to the Department of Corrections to help pay for prison workers and hire new staff for the new women’s prison. Addiction treatment advocacy group New Futures applauded the budget for committing to address substance use disorder and behav-

ioral health issues. However, even if the legislature doubles the Alcohol Fund, it would still fall short of full funding, which is 5 percent. In a press release, Senate Democrats questioned why Sununu chose not to fully fund the Alcohol Fund and expressed concern that Sununu didn’t mention where he stands on continuing the expanded Medicaid program, calling the omission “troubling.” Trump poll A new poll conducted by the UNH Survey Center between Jan. 31 and Feb. 8 shows the Granite State is divided on whether it approves of President Donald Trump in the first weeks of his administration. According to the poll, 48 percent disapprove of Trump, 43 percent approve and 8 percent are neutral, with a margin of error of 4.4 percent. The poll found that approval was closely linked to partisanship since 80 percent of Republicans surveyed approved and 5 percent of Democrats approved. Only 40 percent of independents approve of Trump. Earlier this month, Trump repeated claims of massive voter fraud in New Hampshire, which were later echoed by White House advisor Stephen Miller during an interview on ABC, according to multiple news outlets. The administration has not produced any evidence to support the claims, which election officials call baseless. Right-to-work According to a press release, the New Hampshire Teamsters praised a House committee vote to disapprove of a bill that would allow workers to opt out of paying union dues. The so-called Right-to-Work bill was voted inexpedient to legislate 14-7 in the House Labor,

Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee, which has 12 Republican members. According to the majority report, the committee heard seven hours of testimony and most of those who spoke in favor of the bill came from out of state and offered no evidence that the bill would improve the business climate or create new jobs. The full House is scheduled to vote on the bill on Feb. 16, and the Senate has already passed the bill. Concealed carry A Senate bill that would eliminate the license requirements for carrying a concealed firearm was approved by the full House. The bill was recommended by a House committee and its recommendation was adopted by the House on a roll call vote 200 to 97. In a press release, House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff said that repealing the 94-year-old law is a step in the wrong direction, claiming the law helps make New Hampshire one of the safest states. House Majority Leader Dick Hinch said the repeal does away with unnecessary barriers and he’s proud to see New Hampshire join Maine and Vermont as a “Constitutional Carry state.”

The zoning board in Concord approved a proposal by the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to build a cold-weather shelter behind its North Main Street location, the Concord Monitor reported. The new building, expected to house 40 people overnight, will cost an estimated $500,000.




According to the United States Amherst Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards website, an Milford area just west of Bedford was the center of a 2.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, Feb. 11, around 2:15 p.m. The quake was 4.5 miles deep and felt by hundreds of residents in neighboring communities.




Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that certain tree species are more susceptible to drought conditions than others and fared worse during the 2016 extreme drought in southern New Hampshire. During an education session by the NH Agricultural Experimental Station titled “Thirsty Trees: How the 2016 Drought Impacted New Hampshire’s Forests,” scheduled for Feb. 17 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, researchers will share their findings.

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In a new 24-page report released by the Manchester mayor’s office and compiled by the Manchester Health Department, numbers related to the city’s response to the drug crisis showed signs of progress. For example, the number of people receiving treatment at Serenity Place totaled 1,625 (545 of whom came in through the Safe Station program). More than 200 women are being treated at the Families in Transition Family Willows program, and there are 63 new beds at the Farnum Center.

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The town finance committee in Weare is unanimously opposed to a $15.33 million proposed school budget, which is a 3-percent increase over last year’s $14.8 million budget. The Concord Monitor reported the committee felt the school board had not made enough cuts to offset mandatory increases; the proposed budget would result in a tax increase of 8.2 percent.

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The loss of a life due to opioids like fentanyl and heroin can be viewed as an individual succumbing to an illness or it can be seen as murder. State and county prosecutors, as well as some leaders in law enforcement, have adopted the latter view and have found a way to use an existing statute to ensure the penalties fit that crime for the person who supplied the overdose victims. David Rothstein, the deputy director of the state Public Defender, said prosecutors have begun using a provision that gives judges discretion to sentence drug dealers for up to life in prison in cases where death is proven to be the result of the sale. And these so-called “death resulting” cases have started to appear across the state. “From the perspective of the defense, I can tell you that in the last nine months or so we’ve opened about a dozen of these death-resulting cases, which is a significant increase over the past,” Rothstein said. “These cases were prosecuted very infrequently and when they were prosecuted they were almost uniformly prosecuted by the local county attorney’s office.” Now, Rothstein said, the majority are being handled by the state Attorney General’s office, which prosecutes all of the state’s capital crimes. Spearheading this effort is Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati, the head of the AG’s drug unit. The unit had been around for some time, and until recently it focused its efforts on prosecuting major drug dealers. Now, Agati said, while the unit still does some of that work, it’s primary mission is going after dealers connected to death-resulting overdose cases. Attorney General Joseph Foster implemented the change about a year ago, according to Agati. “The major reasons for that is when you’re dealing with an overdose-related death, it’s very similar to a homicide. And

because of that, the investigative steps you need to take from the beginning almost change as soon as the 911 call goes off,” Agati said. He admits the primary weapon used to prosecute these cases, a line in RSA 318B:26, has rarely been used. “It was a statute that was on the books but quite frankly hadn’t been used to a great extent, certainly by our office ... and wasn’t being used to a great extent by county attorneys either,” Agati said. Hillsborough County Assistant Attorney Brett Harpster said dealers in death-resulting cases are seldom given the full life sentence, but their prison terms are often longer. “If you can prove that the overdose is related to the other person giving you the drugs, there can be some very harsh penalties, for sure,” Harpster said. Rothstein said he’s aware of only a few recent cases that received sentences under this legal provision so far. One case in Hillsborough County that Agati prosecuted resulted in 10 to 40 years in prison for the dealer in question. Another case in Cheshire County resulted in a 6.5- to 14-year sentence. Most recently, a case in Belknap Country resulted in a sentence of 15 years to life. While state law does not prescribe a minimum mandatory sentence for dealers in these cases, federal law does have a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years. Rothstein said the U.S. Attorney’s office is starting to get involved in a small number of cases in the state.

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Law enforcement and treatment advocates have agreed for the past several years that the state cannot arrest its way out of this crisis. One of the problems with these stronger penalties, according to treatment advocates, is that they emphasize incarceration over treatment. Plus, they say, current law doesn’t distinguish between the low-level and high-level dealers. Rothstein said the majority of low-level dealers are addicts themselves. “The statute does not draw any distinction between an individual who dispenses and sells these drugs who does it as their business, versus an individual who gives it to a friend, let’s say,” Agati said. New Futures Executive Director Linda Paquette says that addicts who are dealing drugs are suffering from a mental illness and should be given access to treatment.

“Law enforcement is a critical component of the solution to our drug crisis; however, law enforcement needs to be focused on cutting off the supply of drugs coming into our state from these enormous drug cartels that are selling drugs for their own profit,” Paquette said. “Prosecuting people who are selling drugs to support their own habit and to support really the disease of addiction that they are suffering from is a different situation. And what we have learned is the so-called War on Drugs doesn’t work.” Paquette said the majority of people in the criminal justice system represent people who need treatment but those people are much less likely to get treatment. She supports the drug court system, but that only serves a small segment of low-level offenders. Rothstein said a drug dealer who is an addict convicted of dealing will have a far more lenient sentence than another addict dealing the same amount of drugs but with an additional death-resulting charge tacked on. The person charged in a deathresulting case will have a much harder time getting access to treatment, Rothstein said. The difference between the two comes down to chance. “Every time you take heroin, you’re basically … playing Russian roulette,” Rothstein said.

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Agati said the drug dealer who received the 10- to 40-year sentence, Kevin Manchester of Nashua, received his sentence in large part because he knew one of his customers died and he continued to sell to the victim’s boyfriend and undercover police officers regardless. Manchester’s attorney testified during the sentencing hearing that Manchester had been using opioids since he was prescribed painkillers in his teens. For Agati, throwing an addict in prison for a longer sentence in death-resulting cases is not unlike giving a harsher sentence for a drunk driver who caused a fatal car accident. But does the risk of a longer sentence deter addicts from dealing? Treatment advocates say deterrence does not work on addicts, even though that’s one of the presumed goals of the harsher penalties. But Agati said every judge reaches his or her sentencing decision based on three other factors besides deterrence: punishment, restitution CONT. ON BOTTOM OF 7


Minimum wage wars

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Three bills in the legislature would change the state’s minimum wage law, but Republicans and Democrats are far from finding common ground. A bill in the Senate, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Donna Soucy, would increase the minimum wage — currently pegged to the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour — to $8.50 per hour by Sept. 1, to $10 on March 1, 2018, and $12 by Sept. 1, 2018. Another bill in the House, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Doug Ley, would raise it to $9.50 by Jan. 1, 2018. It would then go up $12 by 2019 and then grow incrementally based on the consumer price index from 2020 onward. But with Republicans in control of state government at all levels, neither bill is likely to pass. So apart are the two parties on this issue that Republican state Rep. Norman Silber has proposed repealing the entirety of the state’s minimum wage law, which would only affect businesses not engaged in interstate commerce. Both Ley and Silber say their goal is to help the local economy. While Ley is realistic about the near-zero chance of his bill getting passed this year, he said it was still worth submitting as a way to keep the conversation going. “I think it’s an issue that always deserves airing,” Ley said. “This bill is a platform.” For Ley, raising the minimum wage would help the struggling working class and retain young people who are leaving the state for better pay elsewhere. “We’re becoming the low-wage repository in New England,” Ley said. Silber agrees something needs to be done to retain the workforce, but he believes raising the minimum wage would shoot the local economy in the foot. Silber said a higher minimum runs the risk of encouraging more companies to turn toward greater

automation with the end result being fewer jobs to go around. He pointed to companies like McDonald’s and Bank of America, which have signaled an interest in moving in that direction. These arguments fall within the common ideological fault lines dividing this issue, but what makes New Hampshire’s case different is that its current minimum wage law is as stripped as it can reasonably be without being entirely repealed. The only thing Silber hopes to accomplish by doing away with the law is to give small businesses in New Hampshire that do not engage in interstate commerce the ability to pay even lower rates than the $7.25 per hour set by the federal government. But Silber concedes the change would be more symbolic since wages are, at least in theory, a bargain and sale between employer and prospective employee and the prevailing wages are already well above the minimum. In other words, if a fast food restaurant is having trouble hiring at $8 per hour, it’s not likely anyone would accept a job for $2 per hour. But based on the initial hearing for Silber’s repeal bill, he isn’t expecting it to pass either. The last scientific poll by the UNH Survey Center gauging what Granite Staters think about raising the minimum wage was in February 2014. At the time, the poll asked participants about a specific plan that would raise the minimum to $8.25 the first year and $9 the second year. The vast majority, 76 percent, were in favor and 13 percent opposed it. More recently, a non-scientific social media poll was taken by Citizens Count that tells a different story. When asked if the state should raise its minimum wage to $9.50 by 2018 (Soucy’s proposal), 62 percent said no and 38 percent said yes. Respondents were self-selected and not part of a random sample.

6 and rehabilitation. Proponents of the harsher penalties, like Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, often cite punishment and restitution. “I’ve made it known that I don’t distinguish between a drug dealer that does it for profit and doesn’t use and a user that deals drugs to support their habit. And the reason I don’t distinguish between the two is because both of them run the risk of causing death to another human being,” Willard said. “Although I sympathize

with somebody who is suffering the disease of addiction, and they feel compelled that they have to sell drugs, if that person sells drugs to another individual and that person dies, regardless of the disease, I believe they need to be incarcerated just like any other drug dealer.” A portion of the state-issued Granite Hammer funds given to Manchester police has been used to dedicate a regular line detective and drug unit detective to track down the source for each fatal overdose in the city.

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Why have you made the deciyear. And obviously sion to retire from the YMCA now? we’ve gone from one I’ve been a Y career staffer for Y branch to six over this period of time. 41 years, starting in 1976 [with] 28 So it’s been a conyears in Manchester. At 64 years old, I feel stant new vision and like it’s time for a new leader to come in and expansion of services for me to pursue other interests. ... The Y is throughout southern in the most successful position in the history New Hampshire. of the organization. We’ve had an enormousCourtesy photo. ly successful five- or 10-year run. So let’s What are some of your proudest change when we’re at the peak, when we’re accomplishments? at the top. It seemed like a perfect time. When I started, in 1989, the Manchester Y Can you tell me a little about your history was essentially a fitness center, a health club. And we created a new strategic plan called with the organization? I got out of … University of Maine [as a] A Decade for Youth to change the organizagraduate with a degree in physical education tion to a youth and family organization. So, in 1976. [I] got a job as head football coach over the course of the 28 years, we’ve start[for Maine’s] Skowhegan High School fresh- ed swim teams, basketball teams, climbing man team, and when the season got over I teams, gymnastics. We’re one of the most walked into a YMCA in Waterville, Maine, highly regarded YMCAs in the country for where my mother grew up — I had a con- our work with … inner-city at-risk youth. nection with that community — and was And one of my proudest accomplishments is interviewed on the back steps of the Y and we took on two YMCAs that had gone bankhired right on the spot as a part-time fit- rupt and were going to cease from existing ness director. So I spent my first two years forevermore, one in Rochester and one in in Waterville, absolutely fell in love with the Portsmouth, and through our own commitmission of the Y and decided to go back and ment to the movement, saved those YMCAs pursue my master’s degree so I’d be better and today they’re flourishing and serving positioned for a career in the Y, which I did. their communities with all kinds of wonderAnd after a couple years in graduate school, ful programs. … We provide financial aid and I worked in the University of Maine as the free services to 20,000 people now. assistant director of the Human Performance What’s some unfinished business you Center, which was an exercise physiology lab. And when the budget cuts looked like hope your successor will take on? We established a new strategic plan three they were coming through, I applied for the Bangor Y job as the CEO and fortunately got years ago with a big, big commitment to that. I loved it; I was there for five years. And expand services for teenagers, particularthen this wonderful opportunity came up in ly middle school kids [in] sixth, seventh, Manchester to move closer to where I grew eighth, ninth grade. And we’re building two up and raise my two boys closer to both sets new centers for youth and teen leadership in of grandparents, so it seemed like a great the coming year, one in Goffstown, which is move. And that’s how I landed in Manchester. under construction as we speak [and] should open June 1, and a new center … at the ManWhat’s the biggest thing you learned from chester downtown Y, which should open in the fall. … I raised all the money and I’m leading the Granite YMCA? It’s taking an organization that had lost handing the keys to the new guy, John Harris. its sense of mission, when I first got here, and pulling volunteers together and sharing What’s next for Hal Jordan? a vision and dream of an organization that A couple of my colleagues and I have been would be entirely different, and working for meeting and we’re starting a consulting com28 years to make that happen has been so won- pany called Thrive. We’re forming our service derful and embracing and exciting. There’s lines and what sort of work we can do to help been something new and different to do every smaller nonprofits who are struggling. Board development, strategic planning, financial development, building and embracing highWHAT ARE YOU REALLY INTO functioning cultures within organizations. So RIGHT NOW? we’re quite excited about it. We’ll probably I am an avid outdoorsman. I am a huge start to do most of that next fall. canoe and kayaker. — Ryan Lessard


QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Snowmobile accidents pile up A recent spike in snowmobile accidents highlights the need for more safety enforcement, according to the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. NHPR reported there have been 11 accidents resulting in multiple injuries and three deaths in the past week. Some snowmobiles caught fire and others crashed into trees. The deaths were the result of snowmobiles falling through thin ice on Lake Winnipesaukee. Fish & Game officials say they are at max capacity and cannot handle the volume of calls that come in. QOL Score: -1 Comment: There are more than 41,000 snowmobiles registered in New Hampshire.

N.H. least sexually diseased state Using Centers for Disease Control data and a social media survey, listed the 50 states on their rate of sexually transmitted diseases, and New Hampshire came in last. While recent news of a gonorrhea outbreak in the state is discouraging, residents can rest easy knowing New Hampshire boasted the lowest rate of 18.5 cases of the disease per 100,000 population. Similarly, it had the lowest rate of chlamydia at 233.3 per 100,000. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The state with the highest weighted score was Alaska, followed by Louisiana and North Carolina. The states closest to New Hampshire’s low score were West Virginia, Maine and Vermont.

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More good vibes For a little more feel-good news, the winner of New Hampshire’s largest lottery jackpot and Hannaford Supermarket donated $22,000 to the Rockingham Community Action’s Raymond Outreach Center, which has already helped 134 area families, according to a recent story in the Union Leader. More than $12,000 in Hannaford gift cards, ranging in value $75 to $225, have been given to residents in need thanks to the donation, which included $11,000 from the winner and a matching $11,000 from the commission check the Raymond Hannaford received for selling the ticket. This donation was part of an initial $100,000 gift by the winner to several New Hampshire nonprofits. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The Powerball prize was $487 million, which the winner opted to take via a one-time cash option, $256 million after federal taxes. The winner’s identity remains a mystery. QOL score: 63 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 65 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at

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Some final NFL thoughts for 2017


Here are a few final thoughts on the justcompleted season and things up for discussion in the off-season, where the big stories for the Patriots are having a boatload of free agents and the Jimmy G issue. The three best Deflate-gate-related newspaper headlines after the win: “Brady Takes the Fifth” – L.A. Times. “Deflate-gate revenge for Brady. Roger That!” – Philadelphia Inquirer. And of course, from the New York Post, “Ch-Eat Your Heart Out.” I’m OK with James White as MVP for SB 51. With 14 catches, 137 all-purpose yards and 3 TDs, he had a whale of a game. But after seeing SI’s Greg Bedard rank Tom Brady as the game’s fifth best, I say, yikes. While it may have been the greatest SB ever for Patriot Nation, SB 51 was not close to the greatest ever. You need more back and forth down the stretch for that. It’s more like the 1958 NFL title, often called the greatest game ever. But with nine turnovers it was hardly that. It actually was a landmark NFL moment occurring in the media capital of the world as TV was coming of age to show the nation a gripping final 10 minutes as the Colts beat the Giants 23-17 in the first sudden-death game ever when Alan Ameche went over from the 1. Thanks to what must be the only local longtime Buffalo Bills fan/reader, Scott Norwood, err, I mean Scott Nelson for pointing out it was not Steve Tasker who chased down bonehead Cowboy Leon Lett (let it be) to swipe the ball away while showboating on his way to a TD. He reminded me it was Don Beebe (gun). The most obvious Patriots off-season moves include finding a fair price to resign Alan Branch, who had a great year. Even if they can’t find common ground with Dont’a Hightower, they can fran-

chise him to keep him on board. But the Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan issue is more interesting. Ryan, who had a very solid second half after getting some flak early, is free to walk for the best deal. Butler is restricted, meaning if he’s first-round tendered they can match any offer he gets or get a first pick if he goes. Prevailing wisdom says Ryan leaves and Butler stays. But, while I think Butler is the most important guy to keep, might they be better off taking the first-round pick and pairing Ryan with Eric Rowe at corner and put the money saved into keeping Duron Harmon? Hmmmm. To those who say cut Gronk, I say, get a drug test. He may have injury issues, but he’s still great. But looking to the future they should draft a tight end. And with Martellus Bennett likely to move on, the Patriots would still need another tight end. Could that be free agent Ryan Griffin of the Litchfield Griffins? He had a nice year for Houston and he’ll be in their price range. I’m having second thoughts on trading Jimmy G. Especially if all they’ll get back is a second-round pick as many say. If that’s the case, since they can franchise Garoppolo when his deal is up next year as they did with Matt Cassel in ’07, what’s the rush? Of course, I don’t get why the NFL values QBs they trade for vs. picking one at the top of the draft as they do. Tell me how in the name of George Allen is one who spent three years learning from the game’s best QB, coach and arguably offensive coordinator and demonstrated he’ll be ready on Day 1, as Jimmy G has, not worth the 20th overall pick the Browns used to pick Johnny Manziel before he ever played a NFL game? Ditto for the Vikings taking Christian Ponder at 11 a few years before that. Let alone what the Rams gave up to get Jared Goff or the Redskins did for RGIII. Jimmy G seems more certain than any of them, which makes me willing to spend

more to get him. Not to mention, while Brady gave no indication the end is in sight, neither did Y.A. Tittle in 1963 while throwing a record 36 TD passes in an 11-3 season for the Giants. But in ’64 he was a shell of himself and done. A different era to be sure where conditioning isn’t what it is today. But, before I give up a guy who looks ready, I want a good idea what the 41-year-old Brady will be like. Plus, after being scarred for life by Yoko Ono breaking up The Beatles, I wouldn’t underestimate the yearnings of a wife who knows her 40-year-old hubby is aging in a brutal game that’s taken serious physical and mental tolls on so many already. Jim Irsay’s Colts are in total disarray, Deflate-gate squealer Ryan Grigson got fired, Baltimore hasn’t made the playoffs since whining to the Colts about the deflated balls, Brady had a banner year and was MVP as the Patriots won the SB in epic fashion, leading Roger the dodger to awkwardly hand trophies to Bob Kraft while getting lustily booed and later to Brady on center stage. I would say everything on the Deflate-gate payback checklist got checked in the appropriate box. Finally, I’ve said many times the most under-appreciated aspect of Patriots success is Coach B’s mastery of the salary cap and having the discipline to let good players walk when they get too expensive. Which brings me to the most amazing thing about the off-season: If they let Butler walk and can get a No. 1 for Garoppolo, they’ll have three first-round picks and a second most in the NFL $65 million under the cap to fortify and restock the roster. Who wins the SB and has that? Now, on to opening night in Foxboro, where Roger will get it worst of all, as they seek to begin what’s never been done before – three SBs in four years for a second time. Email Dave Long at


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Gabriel big again The Big Story: For the second week in a row we’re going to Lexington, Kentucky, for news. That’s because Wenyen Gabriel went for a career-high 23 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 2 assists as Coach Cal’s Wildcats’ got their 20th win against five losses with a 92-85 win over LSU last Tuesday night. Sports 101: Who was the first player to score 20,000 career NBA points? The Numbers: You can’t distribute the scoring any better than Bishop Guertin did in an 11-0 win over Memorial in NHIAA action when 11 different BG players had a goal in the game, including freshman Parker Mabbett, who scored his first career goal to kick off the scoring. A Game of Streaks Award: That would go to the 53-46 affair between Bedford and Memorial where the Bulldogs scored the game’s first 12 points but wound up trailing at halftime after the Crusaders roared back to take the lead with 30 seconds left in the half. Then they traded baskets most of the way before B-town pulled ahead for good behind a barrage of three, two of one variety from Max Chartier and Troy Meservey and a long-distance bomb by

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12 & 28 – rebounds and points for Nashua North big Alonzo Linton in leading the Titans to a 57-55 win over Spaulding in OT. 15 – wins for the Bedford girls against just one loss after a 10-point 56-46 win over Memorial when Haleigh Shea had a gamehigh 24 points for the

Liam Green, to win 53-46 behind Chartier’s game-high 20 points. Question of the Week: Congrats to Trinity for winning the Division II State Indoor Track Championship last week at Dartmouth College. But in reporting it, the UL said it was their first Indoor Track title in 61 years. So the question is, since Trinity didn’t become a school until the early ’70s, how can they have not won a title since 1956? Perhaps they did as Bishop Bradley. Sports 101 Answer: The largely forgotten but great Bob Pettit, who while inventing the modern power forward position was the NBA’s first 20,000-point scorer, which he did for the St. Louis Hawks in 1964. On This Date – Feb. 16: 1953 – Ted Williams safely crash-lands his plane onto the deck of an aircraft carrier after a combat mission in the Korean War. 1970 – Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in five to win the tournament devised to name a new heavyweight champion after the title was stripped from Muhammad Ali for his refusal to enter the military. 1970 – Ex Harlem Globetrotter Wilt Chamberlain gets 30,000th point to become the first in NBA history to reach that mark.

Bulldogs. 18 – points scored by Trinity’s Maddie Haynes and Central’s Jenna Chrabolowski in leading the Pioneers and the Green to wins over Keene (5643) and Concord (48-36) respectively at mid-week. 21 – game-high points scored by Nashua South big Max Osgood as the Purple Panthers ran Salem out of

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Leon Lett (it be): Very good D-lineman from the Jimmy Johnson glory days in Dallas best known for bonehead plays. Second on the list was losing a Super Bowl TD after scooping up a fumble due to nitwit showboating in the waning stages of a blow-out vs. Buffalo. Top, though, was needlessly sliding/falling into a dead ball near the Cowboy goal line after a Miami punt in a rainy game to hand the Fins the gamewinning TD because, as any nitwit knows, stay away from that ball, pal. They still say in Dallas, “He coulda been the fifth Beatle if Leon just Lett it be.” Yoko Ono: Second wife of John Lennon and the one public opinion gave the blame to when the Beatles broke up. But the dynamic of wives Linda McCartney and Ono entering the picture to escalate growing tension between Paul and John is what really brought them down. All of which scarred me for life. George Allen: Legendary Rams and Redskin coach who said, “The future is now.” Thus he had complete distrust for rookies, which he had very few of since he traded draft pick after draft pick away for sage veteran players. It worked too, since his .681 lifetime winning percentage is third best all-time in NFL history. The irony is, when he was defensive coordinator for the Bears, he was in charge of the draft, where he took Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers back-to-back in 1965 and famer tight end Mike Ditka before that.

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Plan your kids’ summer fun By Matt Ingersoll

Even though we’re deep in snow, registration for many summer camps starts soon. Below, find day camps for kids looking to fill the weekday hours of summer vacation as well as overnight camps (which are listed toward the end of the guide). Some overnight camps also offer day programs (and vice versa) and many organizations offer programs in a variety of subjects (so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in dance, for example, check theater or general interest). And, as always, if you know of a great summer program not listed here, let us know at for inclusion in our listings and in future issues.

Breakthrough Manchester at the Derryfield School 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, What: Program offering challenging academics in the morning taught by college students, followed by extracurricular activities in the afternoon. Who: Sixth-grade students attending a Manchester middle school, with priority to those who have limited access to summer enrichment opportunities. When: Weekdays, June 26 through Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost: Free The Derryfield School Academic Programs 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, What: Programs include day camps with HIPPO | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2017 | PAGE 12

activities such as the arts, sports, robot-building and other STEM programs, SAT prep, writing a college essay and more. Who: Grades 1 through 12 When: Dates and times vary. See website for details. Cost: Varies depending on the camp. Early-bird rates and limited scholarships are available. Mathnasium of North Manchester Northside Plaza, 79 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester, 644-1234, northmanchester What: Students work on individualized math learning plans with qualified instructors, review previously learned concepts, prepare for upcoming fall math courses, play fun math games and earn prizes. Who: Elementary, middle and high school students. When: Dates offered June 1 through Aug. 31. Cost: Different packages are available for 12, 16 or 20 sessions. Call for cost details. Project SMART University of New Hampshire, 46 College Road, Durham, 862-3205, What: A residential summer institute where students will study math and science using resources at UNH. Topics include biotechnology and nanotechnology, space science, and marine and environmental science. Students who complete the program will earn four UNH credits. Who: Grades 10 and 11 When: Sunday, July 2, through Friday, July 28; weekend stay not mandatory Cost: $3,700 including weekends UNH also has programs for younger ages; see that listing in the General Interest category.

Beck’s Art Express 89 Amherst St., Nashua, 566-1393, What: A variety of themed art camps, including Passion for Fashion, Planting the Art Seed, Wild About Art and more. Who: Ages 5 through 16 When: Sessions run two days for ages 5 through 7, three days for ages 7 and up, various weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon, dates offered July 5 through Aug. 16 Cost: $75 for two-day sessions, $115 for three-day sessions Currier Art Center 180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144, ext. 122, What: Campers choose from a variety of themed art camps, including The Wild, Wild West, Treasure Island, Mythical Creatures, Transformers, Space Invaders, Penguins and Polar Bears and more. Who: Ages 5 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 and 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 6 through 12, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: $285 for a full-day week, $170 for a half-day week Kimball Jenkins School of Art 266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932, What: Campers create works of art with different media, focusing on learning and fun in a historic and safe environment. Who: Ages 6 through 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 5 through Aug. 11 Cost: $255 per week ($235 for members)

NHIA Pre-College Summer Program New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester, 836-2561, community-education/youth-programs/ pre-college-program What: Two-week residency program for high school students that includes college-level courses, field trips, faculty discussions and lectures by top artists. Campers will refine and expand their portfolios and can take part in mock interviews and portfolio reviews with faculty members, who will offer valuable feedback. Campers who complete the program are eligible to earn three college credits. Who: High school juniors and seniors ages 15 to 19 When: Saturday, July 8, through Friday, July 21 Cost: $2,100 plus a $30 application fee Studio 550 Kids Art Camp Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester, 2325597, What: Camps for ages 7 through 10 include In the World of the Wild, where campers will use various media to explore plants and animals; and Travel the World with Art, where campers will study different native cultures and art forms. For ages 10 and up, there’s Pottery, Book Arts, Drawing and More, where campers will learn pottery wheel throwing, drawing from real life and bookbinding methods. Afternoon art classes are also available, in which students meet once a week for eight weeks and experience a mix of clay, painting, book arts, fiber arts and drawing. Who: Ages 7 and up When: Afternoon art classes run Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,

Concord Dance Academy 26 Commercial St., Concord, 226-0200, What: Camps teach a variety of dance styles, including tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ballet, tumbling and musical theater. Other activities include arts and crafts, nature walks, scavenger hunts and field trips. Mini Camp is a half-day program for kids ages 3 to 5. Recreational Camp (ages 4 to 12) teaches dance with an emphasis on physical exercise and includes recreational activities. Intensive Camp (ages 8 to 13) is for serious dancers looking to challenge themselves. Who: Ages 3 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Mini Camp), dates offered July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21 Cost: $250 per week, $150 per week for Mini Camp; individual days available at $50 for a full day or $30 for a half day Fairy Tale Dance Camp Dimensions in Dance, 84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 6684196, What: A fun and creative camp in which each day has a different fairy tale theme. Campers will enjoy daily dance classes, crafts, games, activities, stories and creative role play. Previous dance experience is not required. Who: Ages 3 to 6 When: Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $175 regular tuition; $150 if registered by Feb. 25. New England Gymnastics Training Center Gym & Swim Camps 5 Tracy Lane, Hudson, 880-8482, What: Campers will learn the basics of gymnastics and take part in arts and crafts, swimming, basketball and other theme week activities. Who: Ages 4+ When: Sessions offered by week, day or half-day, Monday through Friday, dates offered June

Summer Dance Camp Dimensions in Dance, 84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 6684196, What: Campers will have daily dance classes, including ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, acro-jazz, theatre and stretching, as well as crafts, games and other activities. A field trip to an aerial silks class is included. Previous dance experience is not required. Who: Ages 7 to 12 When: Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $270 regular tuition; $240 if registered by Feb. 25. Summer Dance Intensive Dimensions in Dance, 84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 6684196, What: A professional dance intensive offering high-caliber classes from faculty and prestigious guest teachers. Dancers will have several daily classes, including ballet, pointe, variations, jazz, modern, lyrical, theatre dance, acro-jazz, stretching, yoga and pilates. Field trips will include an aerial silks class and water ballet. Previous dance experience is required. Who: Ages 11 and up When: Sessions are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered July 31 through Aug. 4, and Aug. 7 through Aug. 11 Cost: Early-bird registration is $340 for one week and $620 for two weeks through Feb. 25; regular tuition is $365 for one week and $650 for two weeks. Tri-Star Gymnastics & Dance 66 Third St., Dover, 749-5678, What: Camp features gymnastics, gym games, swimming, arts and crafts, reading/ movie time and field trips. Who: Ages 6 to 13 When: Camp days run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: $175/week, $48/day. There is a 10-percent discount for siblings and for registrants who sign up for four weeks or more. Free extended care options are available from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. Tumble Town Gymnastics 444 E. Industrial Park Drive, Unit 10, Manchester, 641-9591, What: Camps offer gymnastics instruction for girls of all ability levels, from beginner to competitive. Who: Girls ages 5

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire Locations in Concord, Franklin, Hopkinton, Laconia, Suncook and Warner, 224-1061, What: Centers offer general camps and specialty camps, including Kinder Camp, Sports Camp, Art Camp and Adventure Camp. All camps include field trips, games, arts and crafts, swimming and more. Who: Grades K to 8 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $90 to $175 per week Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua 1 Positive Place, Nashua; Camp Doucet, Ridge Road, Nashua; 883-1074, programs/camp-programs What: Campers at Kids Club Summer Camp (ages 5 through 10) will participate in field trips, math and English classes, cooking, arts and crafts, science, dance, computers and cognitive art, and will have access to game tables, an outdoor playground and gym time. Activities at Camp Doucet (ages 6 through 13) include swimming, outdoor adventures, athletics, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Who: Ages 5 through 13; membership required. When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Kids Club, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for Doucet, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: Call for details. Boys & Girls Club of Manchester Camp Foster, Kidz Camp and Summer teen program, 54 Camp Allen Road, Bedford; Union Street Clubhouse, 555 Union St., Manchester; 625-5031, What: Activities at Camp Foster include swimming, playground time, arts and crafts, field games, athletics, hiking, boating and canoeing. Campers at Kidz Kamp (grades K and 1) and in the summer teen program (grades 8 through 12) will participate in similar activities and attend Camp Foster each afternoon. Who: Grades K through 12; membership required ($25). When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 14 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $130 to $135 per week Camp Connect 555 Auburn St., Manchester, hosted by Easter Seals, 621-3437, What: Campers will learn social and communication skills, team-building and behavior management. Who: Children ages 5 to 17 affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 3 through Aug. 18 Cost: $375/week. 14 Scholarships may be available.

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Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater 19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 637-4398, What: Programs include the Princess Camp (girls ages 3 through 5), the Young Dancers’ Program (ages 6 through 12) for beginner and intermediate dancers, and a three-week Summer Intensive (ages 10+) for serious dancers looking to challenge themselves. Who: Girls ages 3 and up When: Sessions run various days/weeks from Tuesday, June 19, through Friday, Sept. 1 Cost: $150 for Princess Camp, $170 for Young Dancers; Intensive ranges from $550 to $1,150, depending on number of weeks.

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Wild Summer Camps Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-9453, What: A variety of art camps that cover several art media working within a theme or concept. Who: Ages 3½ to 10 When: Sessions run Monday through Thursday for ages 3½ to 5, dates offered June 12 to June 15; sessions for ages 5 to 10 are available for half days or full days, beginning June 26 and continuing through early August. Cost: $150 for ages 3½ to 5; $150 per half-day week for ages 5 to 10, and $285 per full-day week

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4 to 5:15 p.m., beginning June 27. Sessions for other camps run Monday through Friday; morning sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. Dates are from July 10 to July 14, July 24 to July 28, and Aug. 7 to Aug. 11 Cost: $125 per week

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Camp Kettleford 56 Camp Allen 13 Road, Bedford, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 888-4749686, What: Set on 30 wooded acres on the shore of Sebbins Pond, this traditional day camp features swimming, boating, archery, cooking out, horseback riding, day trips and more. Who: Girls in grades K to 12 When: Camp runs Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Overnights/extended stays available at additional costs on Wednesdays, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify and free bus transportation is available. Camp Lincoln 67 Ball Road, Kingston, 642-3361,, hosted by Southern District YMCA, What: Activities at the traditional day camps include swimming, sports, nature exploration, arts and crafts, archery, boating, ropes courses, pottery and mountain biking. Campers at overnight adventure trips camp (ages 11 to 15) will spend five days and nights visiting beaches, mountains and urban areas. Specialty camps (grades 4 through 8) are offered for cooking, jewelry-making, fishing, golf and more. Who: Age 3 through grade 9 When: Sessions run various days/weeks from June through August. See website for details. Cost: Sessions start at $235/week. Camp Mowkawogan Camp Spaulding, 210 Bog Road, Concord, hosted by Concord Family YMCA, 290-7001, What: Traditional camp with boating, swimming, science, music, sports, arts and crafts, nature awareness and more. Who: Grades 1 through 8 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., dates offered June 29 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $110 to $165, depending on number of days and camper’s membership status. Camp Ponemah Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, ext. 272, What: Day camps feature a zipline, rock wall, playground, track, swimming, sports, crafts, field trips, games, performances and more. Who: Age 2 (potty-trained) through grade 10 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; sessions for ages 3 through 5 run Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Varies, depending on camper’s age, membership status and the session duration. Camp Seawood 350 Banfield Road, Portsmouth, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 888-4749686, What: Set among pine forests, wetlands and wildlife, this traditional day HIPPO | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2017 | PAGE 14

able, which include daily opportunities for games, crafts, songs and outdoor fun. Who: Grades K through 6; preschool camp is for children ages 3 through 5 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for preschool camp; dates are from June 12 through Aug. 25 Cost: $200/week or $50/day, plus extended care fees

NH Fisher Cats baseball camp. Courtesy photo.

camp features archery, cooking out, horseback riding, day trips, nature hikes and more. Who: Girls in grades K through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered July 26 through Aug. 18.; overnight/extended stay available on Wednesdays, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify and free bus transportation is available. Camp Souhegan Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, 672-1002, What: Campers explore leadership, sports and recreation, education and career development, health and cultural arts through traditional camp activities. Who: Grades 1 through 12; membership required ($35 annual fee) When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from June 19 to Aug. 25. Cost: Ranges from $80 to $220 per week. Concord Parks and Recreation New Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, 225-8690, What: Traditional day camps featuring arts and crafts, swimming, games and more are Kids Camp (grades 1 and 2) and Rec Camp (grades 3 through 5). Rec Camp also includes occasional field trips. Campers at Adventure Camp (grades 6 through 8) will go on four-day trips to beaches, theme parks, hiking and kayaking destinations and more. Specialty camps for various sports, cooking, farming, Lego and video are also offered. Who: Ages 2 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 11 Cost: $136/week for Kids Camp, $141/week for Rec Camp, $164 for Adventure Camp. See website for speciality camp rates. Cub Scout Day Camps Various locations in Marlborough, Rochester, Portsmouth and Nashua; hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431,

What: Campers will enjoy a week’s worth of outdoor sports activities, including archery, BB shooting, water sports and more. Special events are also held throughout the week. Who: Boys entering grades 1 through 5 When: Sessions are held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at varying weeks, depending on the camp location, from June 26 to June 30 in Portsmouth (550 Peverly Hill Road), from July 10 to July 14 in Rochester (72 Lafayette St.), from July 24 to July 28 in Marlborough (41 Fitch Ct.), and from Aug. 14 to Aug. 18 in Nashua (132 Ridge Road). Cost: $155/week per camper before March 15; $180/week after March 15 Eagle Camp & Challenger Series Portsmouth Christian Academy, 20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, 742-3617, pcaschool. org/summer What: PCA camps focus on helping campers reach their intellectual, artistic, physical and spiritual potential. Eagle Camp (preschool to grade 8) is a traditional day camp with themes like Wild West, Christmas in July, Top Chef and more. Campers will enjoy weekly trips to Long Sands Beach in York, Maine, and swimming lessons and open swim times at The Works in Somersworth twice a week. The Challenger Series offers a variety of speciality camps for music, academics and sports. Who: Preschool and up When: Eagle Camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (half-day option available), dates offered June 19 through Aug. 11; See website for dates and times of Challenger Series. Cost: ranges from $180 to $230 per week, depending on the age group; see website for Challenger Series rates. Imagine Camps New Morning Schools, 23 Back River Road, Bedford, 669-3591, What: Campers will enjoy daily STEM experiments and exploration, a Lego club, gym games, sports skills and drills, studio art projects, fitness challenges and more. Preschool summer camps are also avail-

Manchester Fun in the Sun JFK Memorial Coliseum, Livingston Park (Dorrs Pond House), and Piscataquog River Park, hosted by Manchester Parks & Recreation, 665-6817, Youth-Programs What: Day camp includes playground activities, arts and crafts, swimming, local field trips, sports and special event days. Who: Manchester residents ages 6 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., dates offered June 10 to Aug. 17 Cost: Free Melody Pines Day Camp 510 Corning Road, Manchester, 669-9414, melodypines. com What: Traditional day camp with activities like swimming, boating, water skiing, archery, arts and crafts, frisbee golf, treasure hunts and more. Who: Ages 5 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25. Cost: $215 per week Nashua Parks and Recreation Various Nashua locations, 589-3370, nashuanh. gov/534/Summer-Camps What: Camps for art, photography, cooking, cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, football, baseball, swimming, track and field, volleyball and tennis. Who: Ages 5 and up When: Full-day camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; half-day camps run from 9 a.m. to noon. Dates offered are June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Average of $90 for Nashua residents and $130 for non-residents; cost varies by camp Naticook Summer Day Camp Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, hosted by Merrimack Parks & Recreation, 882-1046, What: Campers enjoy swimming, boating, drama, group games, archery, nature exploration, sports, arts and crafts, special events and more. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Cost: $210/week for residents, $260/week for non-residents New Hampshire SPCA New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Learning Center, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, 772-2921, What: Campers will interact with animals and participate in service projects, crafts, games and more. Who: Ages 6

New Morning Schools Preschool & Kindergarten Summer Camp New Morning Schools, 23 Back River Road, Bedford, 669-3591, What: Campers will enjoy days filled with games, songs, crafts and outdoor fun. Each week has a specific theme, including Fun in the Sun, Sports all Around Us, Shark Week, Little Scientists and more. Who: Ages 3 to 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dates offered June 12 through Aug. 25 Cost: $200 per weekly session. Extended after hours care is also available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pelham Parks & Recreation Pelham Veterans Memorial Park, 109 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Pelham; Elmer G. Raymond Memorial Park Lodge, 35 Keyes Hill Road, Pelham, 635-2721, pelhamweb. com/recreation What: Summer Camp (ages 6 through 14, Veterans Park) and Tots Summer Playground Camp (ages 3 through 5, Raymond Park) feature activities like nature walks, arts and crafts, games, treasure hunts, mock Olympics, water play, field trips, mountain biking, kayaking and swimming. Who: Ages 3 through 14 When: Summer Camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tots Camp runs Tuesday/ Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dates offered July 6 through Aug. 17; Cost: Ranges from $235 to $450, depending on camper’s age, residency and the session duration Strawbery Banke Museum Camps 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, 422-7541, What: Campers will explore the 10-acre outdoor history museum and participate in activities led by professional crafters, archaeologists, character role-players, curators and historians. This year’s themes include Stories Alive (for ages 5 to 8), History Alive (for ages 6 to 8), Crafty Kids (for ages 8 to 10), History in Play (for ages 9 to 11), All Hands on Deck (for ages 9 to 12), Blast to the Past (for ages 9 to 12), Uncovering the Past (for ages 10 to 13), and Junior Roleplayers (for ages 12 to 17) Who: Ages 5 to 17 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for half-day camps), offered various weeks from June 26 through Aug. 19. Cost: Ranges from $150 to $600, depending on the camp and the camper’s membership status Summer Quest at World Academy 138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 888-1982, What: Programs intended to nurture a

child’s wonder by encouraging creativity, imagination and exploration. Who: Infants through grade 5 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, beginning in June Cost: Varies depending on hours/days attended. Call for details. UNH Youth Programs and Camps University of New Hampshire, Thompson Hall, 105 Main St., Durham, 862-7227, What: More than 30 programs offered for academic enrichment, creative arts, athletics, STEM and traditional camp recreation. See website for a full list. Who: Grades 1 through 12 When: Various dates/ times from June through August Cost: Varies YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown Branch of The Granite YMCA, 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663, What: Camp Halfmoon (ages 6 to 10) and Camp Quartermoon (ages 4 and 5) feature activities like archery, swimming, creative arts, sports and field trips to state parks and beaches. In Adventure Camp (ages 10 to 17), campers will participate in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and more. In Discovery Camp (ages 6 to 11), campers will care for a garden, do STEM activities and go on field trips to state parks. At Teen Road Trip Camp (ages 11 to 15), campers will travel to fun attractions around northern New England. There are also gymnastics camps (ages 4 to 18) and tennis camps (ages 6 to 15). Who: Ages 4 to 18 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, offered various dates from June 12 through Sept. 1 Cost: Varies. Call for details.





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YMCA of Downtown Manchester Branch of The Granite YMCA, 30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, graniteymca. org/daycamp What: Sports camps include track and field, basketball, flag football and all-star soccer. Culinary camps include Junior Chefs, Cooking Across the Globe and Dessert of the Day. Other camps include Jewelry Making, Discovering the Arts and Camp Namoskeag. At Teen Road Trip Camp (ages 11 to 15), campers will travel to fun attractions around northern New England. At Camp Kaleidoscope (ages 3 to 5), campers will enjoy gardening, camping, creative arts, math discoveries, cooking and more. Who: Ages 3 to 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 12 through Sept. 1. Cost: Varies. Call for details. YMCA of Greater Londonderry Branch of The Granite YMCA, 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, What: Camp Pa-Gon-Ki is a traditional day camp featuring creative arts, fort-building, archery, swimming, sports, theater, nature and adventure. Camps 16


through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (half days for ages 6 through 8 are 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m.), offered various weeks from June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: $195/week for half-day camps and $295/week for fullday camps

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15 for teens include a trip camp, where campers will travel to fun attractions around New England, and a leadership development program. There will also be half-day skill development specialty camps (grades 1 through 5) including flag football, lacrosse, FIT camp and multi-sports offered at Griffin Park in Windham. Who: Ages 5 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Varies. Call for details.

YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua YMCA Branch, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011; Merrimack YMCA Branch, 6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778; Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack, 880-4845; What: Camp Sargent (5 to 16) is held on Lake Naticook and includes a traditional day camp and a variety of specialty camps. The Merrimack Branch day camps include Young Explorers (age 3 through grade K), a creative arts camp called Camp Create (grades 1 through 6), and specialty sports camps (grades 1 through 6). The Nashua Branch day camps include Little Investigators (ages 3 through 5), Camp Create (ages 3 through 5, grades 6 through 12), The Quest teen camp (ages 12 through 16), and The Guides leadership camp (grades 9 and 10). Who: Ages 3+ When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 3 through 5), dates offered June 19 through Sept. 1. Single days are also available for select weeks. Cost: Varies. See website for details. YMCA of the Seacoast Branch of The Granite YMCA, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, 431-2334, daycamp What: Camp Gundalow (ages 5 to 13) features nature exploration, swimming, a ropes course, sports, creative arts, dancing, fort-building, team-building activities, archery and more. There is a modified Camp Gundalow program for kids ages 3 and 4, with full-day and half-day options. There is also a four-week Leader in Training program for teens, introducing them to becoming leaders through effective communication, team-building and behavior management techniques. Who: Ages 5 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 12 through Aug. 25 Cost: Varies. Call for details. YMCA of Strafford County Branch of The Granite YMCA, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester; Camp Coney Pine, 49 Lowell St., Rochester; 332-7334, daycamp What: Camp Coney Pine (ages 5 to 16) includes archery, creative arts, dance, group games, a ropes course, swimming, sports, fort-building and more. Camp Cocheco (ages 5 to 14) includes sports, creative arts, games, STEM activities, dance, and field trips to Camp Coney Pine for swimming, the ropes course and more outdoor fun. Camp Tenderfoot (ages 4 and 5) HIPPO | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2017 | PAGE 16

is a new program that offers daily activities including creative arts, music, games and more on a modified day camp schedule. Who: Ages 4 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 19 through Sept. 1 Cost: Varies. Call for details.

Londonderry Access Center Media Camps 281 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 432-1100, What: At Beginner Media Camp, campers will learn all aspects of video production, produce their own TV shows, and have a screening for friends and families at the end of the session. Who: Grades 5 through 8 When: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dates are from July 10 to 21 (participants must be able to attend the entire camp). Cost: $55 for the two weeks. National Writing Project in New Hampshire Camps for Young Writers Locations in Plymouth, Laconia, Meredith, and Concord, NWPNHwritingcamp@, writing-camps What: Campers will develop their writing through craft lessons, prompts and other exercises. Guest speakers, author visits, museum trips, art projects and theater workshops may be included. Sessions conclude with a showcase of the campers’ writing for family and friends. A residential camp for high school students is offered on the Plymouth State University campus. Who: Grades 3 through 12 When: Sessions run various dates in July and August Cost: $150 for half-day camps, $250 for full-day camps; residential camp ranges from $575 to $1,100 depending on the duration.

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camp for beginner to advanced musicians offers instruction in classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk and vocal music in a non-competitive environment. Campers also enjoy kayaking, swimming and outdoor games. Who: Ages 10 through 18 When: Sessions run Sunday through Saturday, offered July 23 through July 29, and Aug. 6 through Aug. 12 Cost: $775 (includes all meals, lodging and music instruction) Manchester Community Music School 2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, What: Programs include a beginning musical exploration, chamber groups that focus on musicianship skills, camps that work on building jazz techniques and composition using Apple’s GarageBand, and a musical theater camp, in which students write, choreograph and perform their own musical. Who: Ages 4 to 18 When: Varying dates and times in July and August, depending on the program. Cost: Varies. See website for details.

Concord Community Music School 23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, What: Campers at Creative Arts Camp (grades 1 through 6) will engage in music, movement, visual art activities, and indoor and outdoor games. Summer Jam Camp (instrumentalists ages 10 and up) features a variety of workshops, including performance skills, recording technique, improvisation and ensemble playing, as well as instrumental classes for percussion, winds, guitar, piano and bass. Who: Grades 1 and up When: Creative Arts sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offered July 17 through July 21, and July 24 through July 28; Jam Camp dates and times TBA Cost: TBA

Nashua Community Music School Nashua Millyard, 5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, 881-7030, What: Programs include a Rock Band Camp (ages 10 through 16), Broadway Week musical theater camp (ages 8 through 12), Intro to Piano & Percussion (ages 6 through 11), Music Around the World multicultural music camp (ages 4 through 7 for campers and 7 through 12 for counselors), Young Composers music composition camp (ages 9 through 13), and Strings Week for Guitar/Ukulele and Violin (ages 8 through 15). Who: Ages 4 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, various times, dates offered July 10 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $140 to $220, depending on the camp

Lake Winni Music Camp Geneva Point Center Campground, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, 284-6550, camp What: Overnight music and recreational

Walden School Young Musicians Program Dublin School, 18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, 415-648-4710, young-musicians-program What: Five-week residency camp where

campers will take part in musicianship and composition classes, composer forums, The Walden School Chorus, dances, swim trips, mountain hikes and open-mike nights. Who: Ages 9 through 18 When: Saturday, July 1, through Sunday, Aug. 6 Cost: $7,900 plus $50 application fee. Financial aid available for families who qualify.

Beaver Brook Nature Camps 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, What: Campers will explore, learn and play outside, building forts in the forest, catching frogs, cooking at the campfire, hiking, drawing, learning survival skills and more. Who: Preschool through grade 9 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Starts at $210 Camp Lovewell The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, What: Campers will enjoy hiking, field games and sports, swimming, skits and songs, kayaking, arts and crafts, a ropes course and more. A horseback riding package is also available. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $160 to $290 per week, depending on camper’s age and the length of the day Educational Farm Camp Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, 174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, What: Campers will learn about animals, check for eggs, work in the garden, take nature hikes and help with farm chores. Who: Ages 4 through 11 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, half days for ages 4 and 5, full days for ages 6 through 11, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: $130/half-day week, $240/ full-day week

Lake Discovery Camp New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St., Wolfeboro Falls, 569-4554, What: A hands-on adventure camp that involves boating, science, water ecology, aquatic life, local history and arts and crafts. Who: Grades K through 6 When: Discovery sessions are held Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25, for grades K through 2, and Wednesday, July 26, through Friday, July 28, for grades 3 through 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. (until 1 p.m. on Friday) Cost: Discovery is $18/day ($15/day for members) New Hampshire Audubon Nature Day Camps McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord; Massabesic Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn; 224-9909, What: Programs include a half-day Wonders Camp for ages 4 and 5; Discovery Camp (ages 6 through 9), featuring hikes, crafts, storytelling, games and live animal presentations; Explorers Camp (ages 10 through 12), which includes field trips, hiking, swimming and conservation projects; and Leaders-in-Training (ages 13 through 15) for teens interested in building leadership skills and becoming camp counselors in the future. Who: Ages 4 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Wonders Camp), dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Cost: Ranges from $130 to $325, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status Second Nature Farm Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 8814815, What: Designed for animal and outdoor lovers, this camp introduces participants to the daily routine of a real working farm. Campers will learn about sustainability, healthy food, gardening and composting, humane treatment of barn animals and more. Who: Ages 6 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost:

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 534 Route 3, Holderness, 968-7194, What: Nature and animal-themed camps are offered, including a Wilderness Survival program, a Junior Animal Keeper program and more. Who: Ages 4 to 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $160 to $300 per week, depending on the program. WildQuest Camp Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, 366-5695, What: Campers will participate in nature activities, animal and plant identification, arts and crafts, quests, games and hands-on learning. Who: Ages 4 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $100 to $240, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status

Brainwave Summer Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 8814815, What: A variety of STEAM day camps with themes such as computer programming, Lego robotics, Minecraft, stop-motion animation, stock market simulations and live-action role-playing. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: $350/week, price includes all supplies. Extended care is also available at an additional cost. Camp Invention Locations in Bedford, Merrimack, Amherst and Manchester, 800968-4332, What: Program immerses elementary school children in hands-on STEM activities that reinvent summer fun, led by local educators. Campers can choose a camp where they make their own robotic cricket, design and operate their own virtual park, invent things at a maker studio or test experiments in a lab. Who: Grades K through 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, beginning in June Cost: Ranges from $225 to $255, depending on the camp location Camp Summer Science SEE Science Center, 200 Bedford St., Manchester, 6690400, What: Campers at Camp Summer Science will explore four topics, including Lights and Optics, Energy, Exhibit Design & Prototype, and Reverse Engineering, through hands-on activities. Who: Grades 3 through 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered July 17 18


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Environmental Science Camps Science and Nature Explorations, Branch of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service, 39 Granny Howe Road, Chichester, and Sewalls Falls, Concord, 798-3105, What: At the Summer Safari camp (open to middle school students), campers will discover nature by exploring wild New Hampshire habitats. A sports-themed camp offering whitewater kayaking lessons is available for ages 13 and up, where campers will learn skills while engaging beginner rapids on the Merrimack River. Who: Grades 6 and up When: Summer Safari program runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout July and August. Whitewater rafting program runs on a custom schedule with 10 hours on the water, throughout July and August. Cost: $199/week for Summer Safari, $199 per person or $249 per pair for whitewater rafting

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17 to July 21, or July 24 to July 28 Cost: $215 per camper (includes activities, snacks and a camp T-shirt). An early-bird special of $200 is also available for campers who register before May 15.

iD Tech Program Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester; Dartmouth College, 10 N. Main St., Hanover, 888-709-8324, What: Campers will learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3-D characters, build websites, print 3-D models and more. Who: Ages 6 through 18; a girls-only camp for ages 10 through 15 is also offered. When: Dates and times very. Both day and overnight options are available. See website for details. Cost: Call for details. LEtGO Your Mind STEM Programs Various NH locations, 731-8047, What: Campers explore STEM subjects through activities with Lego bricks, motors, simple machine elements, robotics, stop-motion animation and programming Minecraft. Who: Ages 4 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Half days from 9 a.m. to noon are also available for kids ages 4 and 5. Cost: Ranges from $310 to $325 per week; half days are $160 per week Manchester Community College Camps 1066 Front St., Manchester, 2068161, What: A variety of art, science and technology camps. In the college’s Child Development Center (for grades 1 through 4), Camp Construct offers a week of building with different materials. Art Camp allows children to express themselves through painting, collage and 3-D art. Science Camp explores geology, biology and chemistry with hands-on learning. Camps for grades 5 through 8 explore STEM-related topics such as robotics, engineering and manufacturing for full days, and animation, video game design and app design using Minecraft for half-days. Who: Grades 1 through 8 (varies depending on the camp) When: Sessions for grades 1 through 4 run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning July 10; for grades 5 through 8, full-day sessions run Monday through Thursday, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning July 10, and half-day sessions run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $180 per week for grades 1 through 4, $150 per camp for grades 5 through 8 McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 2 Institute Drive, Concord, 217-7827, What: Campers will learn about astronomy, aviation and Earth science through hands-on activities and adventures. This year’s seven themes are Engineering Extravaganza, Solar System Space ComHIPPO | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2017 | PAGE 18

Camp Invention. Courtesy photo.

manders, Junior Flyers, Robots!, 3-2-1 Blast-Off!, Suns and Stars, and Destination: Earth. Who: Ages 5 to 14 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m., depending on the program. Dates offered are June 26 to Aug. 11 (no programs during the week of July 4). Cost: Ranges from $155 to $295 per week, depending on the program Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 436-8043, ext. 16, What: In Treks for Tots (ages 3 through 5) and Seaside Safari (grades K through 5), campers will explore the seven different habitats in Odiorne Point State Park as well as the live animal exhibits and hands-on exhibits in the center to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Safari Stewards (grades 6 through 8) is a field trip program. Each session will have its own theme. See website for details. Who: Pre-K through grade 8 When: Sessions for Treks and Seaside Safari run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (half-day option available for Treks), dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25. First and last weeks have a single-day option; dates for Safari Stewards vary. Cost: $320/week ($290/week for members)

ACE Multi-Sport Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 8814815, What: Designed for youth athletes, this program introduces campers to a wide array of sports while building agility, skills, knowledge of game rules and positions, teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence. Who: Ages 6 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21 Cost: $195/

week. Extended care is also available at an additional cost. The British are Coming Soccer Camp Livingston Park, Manchester, hosted by Manchester North Soccer League, 617851-0428, What: Campers of all ability levels will receive instruction from British soccer coaches. Techniques covered include dribbling, shooting, passing, heading, and trapping ground and air balls. The camp will progress from fundamental drills to a game situation. Who: Ages 5 through 15 When: Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4, and Monday, Aug. 7, through Friday, Aug. 11 full-day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., half-day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $125 per half-day week, $175 per full-day week Caramba Skills Camp Locations in Raymond, Concord, Nashua, Chichester and Atkinson, 496-3579, soccerskillscamp. org What: Soccer program specializes in skill development for goaltenders, defenders, midfielders and strikers. Players are divided by age for the first half of the day, then by ability level for the second half. A high school preseason camp is also offered. Who: Grades 1 through 8 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, times vary depending on the location (half-day option available), dates offered July 24 through Aug. 11 Cost: $210/week Challenger Sports Soccer Camps Various NH locations, 401-864-8880, What: Campers will develop core soccer skills and understanding of the game as well as sportsmanship and leadership skills. Programs include British Soccer Camp and Tetra Brazil Camp. Who: All ages When: Sessions run Monday to Friday Cost: Ranges from $55 to $250, depending on the camp

Fisher Cats Baseball & Softball Camps Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, 641-2005, What: New Hampshire Fisher Cats players and coaches will teach campers the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, fielding, hitting and pitching. Separate softball instruction will be provided as well. Sessions end with a camper-vs.-camper game and an autograph session with the instructors. Who: Ages 6 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and are offered April 24 through April 28; June 19 through June 23; July 24 through July 28; July 31, Aug. 1, 3 & 4; and Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 Cost: $125/ week. Includes a T-shirt, tickets to a Fisher Cats game and the opportunity to be on the field for the national anthem. Week of July 31 through Aug. 4 is $110. Family discount rates are also available at $100 for each additional participant Foster’s Golf Camp Derryfield Park, 581 Bridge St., Manchester, 622-1553, What: Campers travel to different par-3 courses and participate in practice clinics, chipping and putting contests, time on the driving range and at least nine holes of golf with instruction. Trophies and certificates are awarded at the end of the session. Who: Ages 7 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: $295/week Gelinas Farm Horse Camp 471 4th Range Road, Pembroke, 225-7024, What: Each camper is assigned a horse for the day. Activities include preparing the barns for the horses, grooming, tacking and riding, with the help of instructors. Campers will also learn about horse health, barn management and safety. Who: Ages 8 through 12 When: Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21 Cost: $350 for the full week Go Ninja Camps Bare Knuckle Murphy’s Boxing Gymnasium, 163 Lake Ave., Manchester, 623-6066, What: Go Ninja campers will explore the worlds of aerial arts, circus arts and martial arts while focusing on their areas of interest. Five tracks are available to choose from: Aerial Circus Arts, Parkour, Martial Arts, Healthy Habits for Health, Bodies, Food & Fun Functional Fitness, and the “Be the Champ” Boxing Camp for beginners Who: Ages 6 through 16 of all ability and fitness levels When: Sessions run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with dates offered July 10 through July 21. Cost: $350 per week, $375 after May 31. A 10-percent discount is available for each additional family member. 20

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Hampshire Hills Sports Camps 18 Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, ext. 272, What: Weeklong half-day specialty sports camps instructed by certified professionals help campers improve their skills in a variety of sports. Who: Ages 3 and up When: Camps and dates TBA on Hampshire Hills website in March. Cost: Camps start around $80. In the Net Sports Academy Various NH locations, 429-0592, What: A variety of sports camps, including soccer, Sk8, football, running, field hockey, golf, tennis and lacrosse. Who: Ages 3 through high school When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, with half-day, full-day, evening and overnight options. Dates TBA Cost: Call for details. Junior Fitness Camp Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Executive Way, Manchester, 624-9300, ext. 206, What: Campers receive instruction in tennis, golf and basketball and will take classes in yoga, Zumba and healthy eating. They also participate in group exercise classes, arts and crafts, team games and outdoor pool. Who: Ages 5 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: $249 for members and $310 for non-members for full days; $125 for members and $165 for non-members for half days. Daily drop-off rates are also available. Nike Basketball Camps Locations in Hampton, Manchester and Nashua, 800-6453226, What: Camp for basketball players who want to improve their skills. Includes lectures, team games and daily emphasis on fundamental development. Who: Co-ed ages 8 through 16; a girls-only Spartans basketball camp for ages 8 through 16 is also offered in Hampton. When: Sessions run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a full day, and Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon for a half day, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $140 to $270, depending on the session Pony Farm Summer Camp Touchstone Farm, 13 Pony Farm Lane, Temple, 6546308, What: The camp integrates horseback riding into its program, and each camper has a horse or pony of her own during her stay to ride and care for. Campers may also bring their own horses to ride. Small group riding lessons are also offered. Who: Girls ages 8 to 14 When: Sessions run from June 18 to Aug. 19 Cost: $1,800 per week Pro Ambitions Hockey Day Camps The Rinks at Exeter, 40 Industrial Drive, No. 1, Exeter; Tri-Town Ice Arena, 311 W. HIPPO | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2017 | PAGE 20

and theater camp programs, including Preschool Music and Dance, Taste of Broadway, Rock Band, Music Recording and more. Who: Preschool through grade 12 When: Dates and times vary, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $200 to $500 per week, depending on the type of camp and the length of the sessions

Water Monkey Camp in New Durham. Courtesy photo.

River Road, Hooksett; Conway Arena, 5 Stadium Drive, Nashua; Icenter, 60 Lowell Road, Salem; 855-459-2267, proambitions. com What: At the Battle Camp, players learn skating skills and game theory elements while engaging in a situational battle. The Boston Bruins Camp features training in all aspects of ice hockey, plus daily appearances and autograph sessions with members of the Boston Bruins organization. A goaltending camp is also offered. Who: Ages 6 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, full days are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., half days are 8:30 a.m. to noon, or noon to 4 p.m. Camps and dates vary at each location. Dates offered July 5 through July 28. See website for full schedule. Cost: Ranges from $189 to $549, depending on the camp Ramp Camp 6 Airfield Drive, Rye, 9642800, What: Day and overnight camps for kids looking to improve their skills in riding skateboards, bikes and scooters. Instructors will teach tricks, run drills and work with each camper individually. Who: Ages 8 through 17 When: Three- and five-day sessions run Monday to Wednesday/Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to noon for half-day), dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25; Overnight sessions run Sunday at 6 p.m. through Friday at 3 p.m., offered June 25 through June 30, July 9 through July 14, July 30 through Aug. 4, and Aug. 13 through Aug. 18. Cost: Day camps range from $119 to $299, overnight camps range from $579 to $599 Soccer Sphere Summer Soccer Camp Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester; University of New Hampshire in Durham; and Portsmouth High School; What: Programs include day and residential soccer camps, high school preseason training, goalkeeper training and more. Who: Ages 5 through 18 When: Four- and five-day sessions run various weekdays and dates from Monday,

July 10, through Thursday, Aug. 10 Cost: Ranges from $82.40 to $595, depending on the camp UNH Wildcats Camps University of New Hampshire, 145 Main St., Durham, 862-1850, What: Programs offered for basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, gymnastics, track and field, football, soccer, ice hockey, strength and conditioning, volleyball and swimming. Day and overnight options. Who: Ages 5 and up When: Sessions run various days/weeks from Sunday, June 25, through Sunday, Aug. 6. See website for full schedule. Cost: Varies depending on the camp. Youth Indoor Climbing Camp Vertical Dreams Indoor Climbing Gym, 25 E. Otterson St., Nashua, 943-7571, What: Camp taught by experienced instructors focuses on climbing technique, route-following, safety, bouldering and how to become a better overall climber. Who: Ages 5 through 12 When: Sessions held two days a week, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., dates TBA Cost: $70/week

Andy’s Summer Playhouse 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, What: Campers learn the fundamentals of theater, culminating with solo and small group performances. Other programs include a playwriting lab, a stagehand apprenticeship and a film workshop. Who: Boys and girls ages 8 through 18 When: Saturday, June 17, through Saturday, Aug. 19; Dates for other programs TBA. Cost: $650 for MainStage Production, $350 for John C. Russell Playwriting Lab, $350 for Directors Lab; $50 for Apprentice program Bedford Youth Performing Company 155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, What: Offers a variety of music, dance

Camp ENCORE Prescott Park Arts Festival and partner Camp CenterStage, Downtown Portsmouth, 436-2848, What: Aspiring actors can learn music, singing, dancing, acting, visual arts and technical theater. Camp features guest artist teachers, specialized workshops and community outreach experiences. Each session culminates with a performance of either Camp Rock: The Musical or 101 Dalmatians Kids Who: Ages 8 through 17 When: Session 1 runs Monday, June 26, through Sunday, July 16; Session 2 runs Monday, July 17, through Sunday, July 30 Cost: $775 for Session 1, $525 for Session 2. Scholarships are available. The Derryfield School Repertory Theatre Camp 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, What: Campers will learn from talented young performers and practice acting, singing, dance, improvisation and audition techniques. Each age group will present a performance on closing day for family and friends. Who: Ages 8 through 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., offered July 10 through July 21, and July 31 through Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $275 to $550, depending on the number of weeks. Henniker Youth Theatre John Stark Regional High School, 618 N. Stark Highway, Weare, 568-5102, What: A musical camp featuring the production of traditional musicals like Cinderella and original musicals like Jackie and the Beanstalk and Square Pegs. Who: Ages 6 to 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays; Cinderella runs June 26 to June 30; Jackie and the Beanstalk is from July 10 to July 14; and Square Pegs is from July 17 to July 22. Other camps include The Big Audition (July 24 to July 29), a writing, film and music camp (Aug. 14 to Aug. 19), and the Amy Beach Festival at the Hillsboro Historical Museum (Sept. 1 to Sept. 4) Cost: Average of $225/week The Majestic Theatre 922 Elm St., Manchester, 669-7469, What: Campers will learn the basics of music, theater and dance through various activities and will prepare for a performance to be held at the end of the session. This year’s camp themes include Space Journey and Space Heroes for ages 5 through 7, and Dorothy in Won- 22



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20 derland and Adventures of a Comic Book Artist for ages 8 through 14. New this year is a one-week music camp under the direction of the Ted Herbert Music School instructors. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions for ages 5 through 7 run various days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offered July 17 through Aug. 4. Sessions for ages 8 through 14 run various days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offered July 17 through Aug. 11. Music camp runs from July 10 through July 14. Cost: $160 for one week or $220 for two weeks for ages 5 through 7, $325 for ages 8 through 14. Call for cost details on the music camp.

New Hampshire Theatre Project West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, 431-6644, ext. 4, What: Campers at Kids Theatre Camp (ages 6 through 9) and Teen Theatre Camp (ages 13 through 17) will learn about various aspects of theater. Story Theatre Camp (ages 8 through 12) focuses on theater inspired by children’s literature and campers’ original writing. Campers at Build Your Own Musical Camp (ages 8 through 12, held at Portsmouth Music & Arts Center) will study musicals, improvisation and group writing to create their own musical. Campers at Strafford Arts Camp (ages 8 through 14, held at Strafford School) will explore world cultures through theater, art and music. Who: Ages 6 through 17 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Kids Theatre), offered various weeks from June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $325 to $575, depending on the camp Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, What: Campers will learn about all aspects of theater including music, dance, acting, costume design, technical theater and more, all while developing teamwork skills, confidence and creativity. Each camp will conclude with a fully staged production on stage. This year’s productions include Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Dreamworks Madagascar, Legally Blonde Jr., and Disney’s The Jungle Book. Who: Grades 2 through 12 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $385 to $425 depending on the camp Peacock Players Theatre Camp Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-2330, What: Campers will participate in theater exercises, games and rehearsals to present a performance for family and friends at the end of the week. Who: Ages 6 through 18 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offered July 10 through July 22, and July 24 through Aug. 5 Cost: $525 HIPPO | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2017 | PAGE 22

ities such as swimming, archery, BB guns, STEM projects, boating, crafts and field sports. Overnight and day options available. Who: Boys entering grades 1 through 5 When: Overnight sessions offered Sunday through Thursday, from June 25 through Aug. 10. Day sessions offered Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning July 5 and through July 28 Cost: Ranges from $195 to $390, depending on the session type Camp Deer Run 34 Camp Brookwoods Road, Alton, 875-3600, What: A Christian-based outdoor camping experience for girls Who: Girls ages 8 to 16 When: Two-week session, June 25 to Aug. 19 Cost: $2,045 per session

Camp Breakthrough Manchester at the Derryfield School. Courtesy photo.

Triple Threat Theater Camp Londonderry Dance Academy, 21 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 432-0032, What: Camp focuses on the core aspects of theater, including acting, dancing and voice. Led by experienced theater educators, directors and choreographers, campers will participate in workshops and rehearsals to prepare for a public performance at the end of the session. Who: Ages 7 to 18 When: Three-day junior (ages 5 to 11) and intensive (ages 9 to 18) sessions run Wednesday, July 5, through Friday, July 7, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; three-week sessions (ages 7 to 18) run Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., July 10 through July 28 Cost: $175 for three-day sessions, $695 for three-week session

Some general interest day camps offer overnight options; see listings in that section for details. Barbara C. Harris Episcopal Camp 108 Wally Stone Lane, Greenfield, 5473400, What: Traditional overnight camps (grades 4 through 9), day camp (grades K through 3) and family camp feature activities like archery, a climbing wall, canoeing, arts and crafts, swimming and games, as well as daily worship and Bible studies. High school overnight camps (grades 9 through 12) focus on building community and leadership. Who: Grades K and up When: Sessions run Sunday through Friday, day camps run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., dates offered June 25 through July 28 Cost: $600/week for overnight camp, $600 to $1,320 for high school camps Camp Allen 56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, 622-8471, What: Activities include nature exploration, creative arts, games, sports, music and more. Residential and day camp options available. Who: Campers of all ages

with cognitive and/or physical challenges When: Sessions run various days and durations from Sunday, May 21, through Friday, Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $340 to $1,900 depending on the session type Camp Bell/Hidden Valley Scout Camp Griswold Scout Reservation, Places Mill Road and Griswold Lane, Gilmanton Iron Works, hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431, What: Hidden Valley features shooting sports, STEM activities, welding, ecology, Scoutcraft/survival skills and more. Camp Bell features ATVs, horseback riding, ropes courses, paddleboards, motor boating and more. Who: Boys ages 11 through 20 and girls ages 14 through 20 When: Sessions run Sunday through Saturday at full weeks or half weeks, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 19 Cost: Ranges from $200 to $390 per week, depending on the type and length of sessions. Sibling discounts are available. Camp Birch Hill 333C Birch Hill Road, New Durham, 859-4525, campbirchhill. com What: Campers can choose their own schedule from more than 50 activities, including land sports, boating, arts and crafts, ziplining, rock-climbing, ropes courses and more. Who: Boys and girls ages 6 to 16 When: Two-, four- and sixweek sessions run various days/weeks from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 5. Cost: Call for details Camp Brookwoods 34 Camp Brookwoods Road, Alton, 875-3600, What: A Christian-based outdoor camping experience for boys Who: Boys ages 8 to 16 When: Two-week session, runs June 25 to Aug. 19 Cost: $2,045 per session Camp Carpenter 300 Blondin Road, Manchester; hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431, What: Campers will enjoy outdoor activ-

Camp Foss 242 Willey Pond Road, Strafford, 269-3800; hosted by the Granite YMCA, 232-8642, What: Campers enjoy a traditional camp experience with arts and crafts, archery, various sports, swimming, whitewater rafting, ropes courses and more. Who: Girls ages 8 through 15 When: Two-week sessions offered from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 5, and one-week sessions from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 12 Cost: $875 for one week, $1,595 for two weeks; some activities have additional fees Camp Fully Involved New Hampshire State Fire Academy, 22 Sheep Davis Road, Concord,, What: Camp for girls considering a career in firefighting or emergency medical services. Curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of the firefighting profession through hands-on drills and activities. Please note that this camp is very intense and physically demanding. Who: Girls ages 14 through 20 When: Sunday, July 16, through Friday, July 21 Cost: $350 Camp Gottalikeachallenge Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, 868-2140, What: A fast-paced adventure in problem-solving, hands-on learning and challenging activities. Campers will develop their creativity, critical thinking, leadership, confidence and teamwork. Who: Ages 10 through 14 When: Sessions run Sunday through Friday, offered July 30 through Aug. 4, and Aug. 6 through Aug. 11 Cost: $675, $750 after May 1 Camp Mi-Te-Na 65 YMCA Road, Alton, 776-3000; hosted by the Granite YMCA, 232-8642, What: Campers enjoy a traditional camp experience with arts and crafts, archery, various sports, swimming, whitewater rafting, ropes courses and more. Who: Boys ages 8 through 15 When: One- and twoweek sessions offered from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 19 Cost: $875 for one week, $1,595 for two weeks; some activities have additional fees 24

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Camp Sno Mo Hidden Valley Reservation, 260 Griswold Lane, Gilmanton Iron Works, hosted by Easter Seals, 364-5818, What: Campers participate in aquatics, a ropes course, shooting sports, arts and crafts, fishing, hiking ecology and more. Who: Children and young adults ages 11 through 21 with disabilities and special needs When: Sessions run Sunday to Friday, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 18. Cost: $800, or $1,050 if a one-on-one aide is needed Camp Spaulding 210 Bog Road, Penacook,, hosted by YMCA of Greater Nashua, 882-2011, What: A traditional camp with activities like creative arts, horseback riding, woodworking, swimming, boating, archery, ropes courses and more. Who: Ages 7 through 15 When: “Rite of Passage” camp (ages 7 through 10) sessions run one week, Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 25 through July 8; traditional camp (ages 8 through 15) sessions run two weeks, Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 19 Cost: $825 for Rite of Passage, $1,400 for traditional camp



Camp Whispering Pines 386 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 888474-9686, What: Set on 110 acres of forest on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, this traditional day camp features swimming, boating, archery, cooking out, hiking, day trips and more. Who: Girls in grades K through 12 When: Monday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., overnights/ extended stays available on Wednesdays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify and free bus transportation is available.

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Camp Starfish 12 Camp Monomonac Road, Rindge, 899-9590, What: Camp Starfish provides structured, nurturing and fun group programs to foster the success and growth of children with emotional, behavioral or learning problems. Who: Children ages 7 to 14; up to age 17 for returning campers. When: Day and overnight sessions run Monday to Friday, dates from June 19 to Aug. 11 Cost: Rates vary depending on type of camp

Cohen Camps Camp Tel Noar, 167 Main St., Hampstead, 329-6931,; Camp Tevya, 1 Mason Road, Brookline, 673-4010,; What: Jewish educational and cultural camps where campers will enjoy swimming, boating, outdoor learning, athletics, arts and crafts, plus shira (singing) and rikud (Israeli dancing). Who: Grades 3 through 10 When: Session dates offered

Londonderry Dance Academy’s Triple Threat Theatre Camp. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, June 28, through Wednesday, Aug. 16 Cost: Ranges from $900 to $9,000. See website for details. New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, NHTI, 31 College Drive, Concord, 863-3240, What: This program is designed to help young people develop their skills and knowledge of law enforcement and to refine their life skills in the future. Who: Ages 14 to 20 When: Saturday, June 24, through Friday, June 30 Cost: $200 for the one-week, overnight program Water Monkey Camp 298 Merrymeeting Road, New Durham, 617-855-9253, What: Campers will enjoy wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing and wakeskating on Merrymeeting Lake. Who: Ages 10 through 17 When: Sessions run Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 12 Cost: $1,900/ week, $1,600 for each additional week, allinclusive. Sibling and referral discounts are available. Windsor Mountain Summer Camp 1 World Way, Windsor, 478-3166, What: A co-ed overnight camp offering a variety of activities, including sports, music, performing arts, creative arts, ropes courses, wilderness trips, a video lab and more. Who: Ages 7 through 16 When: Two-, 3½- and 7-week sessions are offered. Dates run June 27 through Aug. 19 Cost: $3,295 for two weeks, or $5,395 for 3½ weeks

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Thursday, Feb. 16

Best-selling author Brunonia Barry will appear at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) at 5:30 p.m. to discuss her recently released novel The Fifth Petal, which follows a police chief investigating a 25-year-old triple homicide. Admission is free. Visit or call 224-0562.

The Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) will host Manchester: A Home for All from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a presentation by the International Institute of New England. Learn stories and experiences from local refugee and immigrant families, and how Americans have rebuilt their lives in Manchester. Beverages and appetizers will also be served. Admission is free. Visit or call 647-1500.

EAT: healthy options Join the Exeter Area YMCA (56 Linden St.) for Fresh Ideas About Food, offered in collaboration with Exeter Hospital and Dig In: Real Food Solutions on the third Tuesday of each month. The youth and adult programs include handson instruction in basic cooking using seasonal foods. The programs on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. will teach youth how to make homemade chips and fries and will give adults tips on how to make healthy last-minute meals. Admission free; registration required. Visit or call 642-3361.

Saturday, Feb. 18 Friday, Feb. 17

Singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Montbleau’s most recent album, Growing Light, includes a diverse blend of rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia. Tickets are $25-$35. Visit tupelohalllondonderry. com or call 437-5100.

DRINK: wine Sample wines at the Mix-n-Match winemaking and tasting event at Incredibrew (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Participants will taste several original wines, get hands-on experience in winemaking and bottling, and take six bottles home by the end of the event. The cost is $60 per person. Visit incredibrew. com or call 891-2477.

Join Yoga Balance Yoga Studio (135 Hooksett Road, Manchester) for a partner yoga workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will work in pairs, flowing, encouraging and assisting each other in postures. Partners are required, but single registrants can be paired with another student for the day. The cost is $30 per person. Visit or call 625-4000.

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ARTS Tracking the border

NHIA dean Lucinda Bliss on latest project By Kelly Sennott

Lucinda Bliss conceptualized her latest art project while quarantined in her Paris hotel room Nov. 14, 2015 — one day after the terrorist attack that killed 130 people and injured more than 350. At the time, Bliss, interim dean of graduate studies at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, had been visiting the city with her mother, writer Alison Hawthorne Deming, to research a matriarchal lineage project. She said during a recent interview at the Bridge Cafe that the experience was particularly terrifying because she could have easily been a victim, had she known one of her favorite bands as a teen, Eagles of Death Metal, was playing nearby. But she didn’t, and so she wasn’t present for the concert’s mass shooting. Instead, she was stuck in Hotel Henriette, which was in lockdown for 24 hours following the attack. Bliss felt scared — and not just of terrorists. “All around the globe, all of a sudden, politicians were talking about closing borders,” Bliss said. “To my mind, it was a scary political shift.” A few days prior, Bliss had received an email from Nat May, director of Space Gallery in Portland, Maine, about applying for a Kindling Fund grant, aimed at supporting innovative, artist-organized projects in Maine. She initially thought she might submit a project dealing with borders and boundaries, “611 Miles” Where: LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst When: Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. Admission: $5; event includes sampling of wine and cheese Contact:,

“Making Tracks 2” by Lucinda Bliss. Courtesy image.

“River Divide” by Lucinda Bliss. Courtesy image.

a topic of interest for a while, but was uncertain how she might fine-tune the details. All of a sudden, she had time and inspiration. “I just wrote this grant all day long. I think I submitted it at the last minute — 11:59 p.m. that day, and it was due at midnight,” Bliss said. “Normally, I’m a very careful writer. But when I wrote that grant, I was mad and upset and afraid.” Her proposal was “Tracking the Border,” an interdisciplinary project based on the navigation of the 611 miles along the border separating Canada and Maine. It involved traveling those miles by running, paddling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing while engaging in dialogue with various individuals on border issues — like natives, foresters, geologists and border patrol officers. The artwork would come from her response. Bliss, who splits her time between Manchester and Bath, Maine, chose this border due to its “fascinating history,” and because the Kindling Fund is aimed at Maine-based

projects. “For the Sept. 11 attacks, terrorists came through Canada to the Portland Airport. So there is sort of a connection to border patrolling and how that’s shifted in the last 17 years,” Bliss said. To her delight, the project was over-funded. Research began in January 2016 and continued throughout the year via back-andforth trips, during which she still worked her NHIA and Colby College (where she’s a visiting assistant professor) jobs. The resulting artwork is on view at Common Street Arts in Waterville, Maine, through Feb. 25, and comprises 10 mixed media drawings, an installation, 12 photographs, 81 small drawings and a slideshow documenting her journey. Many pieces incorporate nude self portraits and the Maine border in some way, aesthetically or otherwise. She presents a lecture on the project, “611 Miles: An Interrogation of Political, Natural and Interior Borders,” at LaBelle Winery Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m.

Bliss heard all kinds of stories while working on “Tracking the Border,” from childhood tales about swimming across the border to narratives about grandparents crossing over illegally to find work. Drawing is what Bliss teaches, and it’s usually the form her work takes, but it seemed right to use different media in interpreting her experience. “I think one of the reasons I ended up doing nudes is that my work was so physical. It was about the feeling of running and exploring space,” she said. “I was surprised the work took so many different forms. And that was really satisfying. I really believe that artists box themselves in too much.” Bliss realized early on she’d need to alter research plans as well. She’d imagined her journey would incorporate chronological movement from one end of the border to the other, and as a regular runner, she thought she was capable of doing so. But the border was more wild than she expected. “It would take my entire life to navigate that actual terrain!” she said. “Because of how it’s forested, and how the underbrush has grown back up, you really can’t get through it with your body. You need hatchets! Just to move 20 feet would take a tremendous amount of time.” She hopes her project encourages a dialogue about the world’s dispute of borders, which has been of interest to her for a while. A few years ago, she collaborated with the Maine Farmland Trust to create art inspired by runs traveling farmland borders, using her own perception and the shapes that came up on her Garmin. “[The farmers] knew their land so well — they’d say, ‘Run to the old cedar grove. Then turn right. Then you’re going to hit a stone wall. Then you want to go until you hit the barbed wire fence,’” Bliss said. “They would think it was easy to navigate, and it never was.”

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• Get a clew: The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy (11 Tan Lane, Exeter, hosts a lunchtime artists’ talk in honor of “Clew: A Rich and Rewarding Disorientation,” Thursday, Feb. 23, at 12:30 p.m. The show is on view through April 15 and features a blend of creative work by Boston-based visual artist Deborah Barlow, poet and writer Todd Hearon (who teaches English at Exeter) and musicians Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata (who teach music at the school). At this lunch, all four artists will be available to discuss their project. The program is open to the public but space is limited; RSVP by Friday, Feb. 17, at Call 777-3461. • Celebrate Black History Month: On Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 4 p.m., MG Associates presents an afternoon of AfricanAmerican culture, celebrated through art at R.J. Finlay & Co., 30 Temple St., Nashua. At this time, visitors can come check out artwork and enjoy music by the New Fellowship Baptist Church Choir and local jazz musician M.R. “Doc” Michaud. Nashua art advocate Meri Goyette is the fiscal sponsor. “Nashua is a welcoming city with many diverse cultures. Learning about the cultural heritages of others brings strength and understanding to the community,” Goyette said in the press release. The event is free to attend. Art Events • FEBRUARY PAINT SOCIAL With Positive Street Art. “Love Birds.” Thurs., Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. 17 Main St., Nashua. $25. Visit • PAINT, PINTS & PRETZELS! Produced by Canvas Roadshow and Biergarten Anheuser-Busch, Merrimack. Wed., Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Anheuser-Busch Brewery,

“Maragalle” by Deborah Barlow, on view in “Clew: A Rich and Rewarding Disorientation.” Courtesy image.

• Call for art: For many artists, the winter months are a time to create inventory for the spring, summer and fall exhibition and selling seasons, but for those who need a bit of inspiration, Studio 550 (550 Elm St., Manchester, is looking for submissions for two upcoming shows. “Wearable Art: Felt, Fabric, Fashion,” is on view March 2 through March 21, with a Feb. 25 submission deadline, and “Upcycled Art: A New Life for Old Things,” is on view March 23 through April 25, with a March 18 submission deadline. • Activist art: Inspired by the activist spirit triggered by the women’s marches around the world, Wrong Brain, a Dover-based art organization, is hosting a series of events for individuals to get together and perform small acts of democratic participation, ranging from sending handmade postcards to representatives and senators to community discussions. All occur at the Wrong Brain Headquarters, 1 Washington Street, Suite 459, Dover. Upcoming events are Thursday, Feb. 16; Tuesday, Feb. 28; Tuesday, March 7; Tuesday, March 21; and Thursday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Email or visit — Kelly Sennott

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Next up for local company Carpe Diem Inc. is the New Hampshire premiere of Not Last Night … But the Night Before! by George Hosker-Bouley. It hits the West End Studio Theatre stage Feb. 24 and stars the author himself. If you know Seacoast theater, you probably know or have at least heard of Hosker-Bouley. He writes and produces original plays for the Portsmouth stage every year and is the brains behind the annual Dickens of a Christmas play at the Old Salt Restaurant in Hampton and the Portsmouth Underbelly Tour, among many, many other theater ventures. Last year, he was involved in 19 different shows. Hosker-Bouley wrote his first plays more than 25 years ago because, as an actor, he couldn’t find parts that interested him anymore. “By the time I had gotten to be 27, 28 years old, I had done The Sound of Music six times. I had done My Fair Lady and Oklahoma and Arsenic and Old Lace,” Hosker-Bouley said via phone last week. The narratives he came up with were unusual for local theater at the time, with flamboyant, gay and transgender characters and plot lines that pushed boundaries and buttons. Things are a little different now. “I had to move to Massachusetts to marry my husband 10 years ago, so things have changed a lot. I think now everything is open. Everybody writes about everything. There are no boundaries anymore,” HoskerBouley said. But he still likes to write original work, history being one of his favorite topics, and Not Last Night … But the Night Before! brings viewers back to World War II. It follows Colin Ryerson, a suburban husband unhappy in his marriage — and actually, his entire living situation. His brother, who is married to his wife’s sister, resides next door, and both mothers live close by too. “It’s an Everybody Loves Raymond kind of scenario. We’re all at each other’s houses and in each other’s lives,” said Meg Oolders, one of the show’s cast members via phone. Colin has always wanted to live a life of adventure, and since he can’t in the real world, he does so by writing a spy novel set during the German occupation in France. The one problem is that Colin’s fictional characters are interfering with his real life. Dispersed among the action are tunes from the period, like “It Had to Be You,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Louise” and “You Made Me Love You,” and in leading roles

Meg Oolders, one of the cast members in Not Last Night … But the Night Before! Courtesy photo.

are Oolders, Hosker-Bouley plus some new and familiar faces to Carpe Diem Inc., including Katy Hunt, Anne Rehner, Carol Seely, Norm Smith and Ken Stiles. Oolders has known Hosker-Bouley since the second grade, when she was cast as a lullaby league singer in Hampton Centre School’s production of The Wizard of Oz. She continued to work with him throughout high school and college in Prescott Park productions, which he ran as its executive and artistic director for 13 years, and his originals. Hosker-Bouley said working as a Portsmouth Herald reporter for over a decade was helpful in his development as a playwright — it taught him to write tight and fast — and so was his experience interning at the Hampton Playhouse as a teen and 20-something. Oolders said she enjoys performing in his plays because he frequently writes stories to fit the actors he wants to work with. Plus, “He’s very good at comedy,” she said. Hosker-Bouley said the comedy writing is something he works hard at. One reason he joined Facebook was to regularly post “bad puns.” He takes pride in the fact he never uses a joke more than once. The cornier and more ridiculous, the better. “I specifically put one joke in every show I’ve ever had that is so incredibly awful that unless people groan and almost boo, I don’t feel as if I’ve succeeded,” he said, laughing. Not Last Night … But the Night Before! Where: West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth When: Feb. 24-March 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., plus a special matinee performance Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 Contact: 978-683-7745


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• Screw the mid-life crisis! The Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s next mainstage production is Women in Jeopardy! written by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Sean Daniels, on view at the theater, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., now through March 12. The play follows two middle-aged women, Mary and Jo, who jump to the rescue when their best friend Liz falls for a creepy and potentially murderous dentist. Three Wednesday nights (Feb. 22, March 1 and March 8) will feature Women in Jeopardy! Jeopardy, a post-show game party with prizes and food. On Wine Down Friday, Feb. 17, the audience will be invited to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the lobby following the 8 p.m. performance with cast and crew. “We are beyond excited to do this play,” Daniels said in a press release. “And the script is more than just fun — it’s subtly subversive, in ways you barely notice until the play is done.” Tickets range, $26 to $70; call 978-654-4678 or email info@ or visit • So close: The Park Theatre (19 Main St., Jaffrey) launched its final “Groundbreakers Campaign” to rebuild the 485-seat performing arts center downtown. According to a story in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, it needs $470,000 to reach its $5.2 million fundraising goal; this year, it already received a $15,000 grant from the McIninch Foundation and $15,000 from a longtime theater • OPUS CACTUS Sat., Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. $35$54. Visit • “EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN” Storytelling performances. Sat., Feb. 18, at 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. West End Studio, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. $25. Visit




supporter. The theater first opened in 1922 as a movie and vaudeville house and closed in 1976, at which time it became a retail store and warehouse. The Park Theatre Corporation purchased the building in 2005 to rebuild it as a sustainable state-of-the-art arts center with two auditoriums and a venue for community gatherings. The goal is to begin construction before next winter and have the theater built by 2018. While residents are waiting, they can check out the River Street Theatre (6 River St., Jaffrey), a 28-seat performance and presentation space in the same building as the theater’s executive office. The recently-opened space is a project of the Park Theatre and will screen movies until the major performing arts center is ready. Visit • Upcoming opera weekend: Opera New Hampshire presents its first opera in 2017, La Traviata by Verdi, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The organization has been bringing professional opera to New Hampshire at affordable prices since 1963. Tickets are $15 to $75. Visit operanh. org. — Kelly Sennott

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You may think you can toss a snowball, but that’s nothing compared to launching one with a “funnelator” — a giant makeshift slingshot — and you can try it Sunday, Feb. 19, at Houston Park in Hopkinton. At the Funnelator and Winter Festival, prizes will be awarded to those who launch snowballs the farthest using the funnelator. There will be other activities too, all of which are free, including a snow sculpture competition and an outdoor scavenger hunt. “The big question we get most of the time is, ‘What is a funnelator?’ and it’s basically a three-person slingshot,” said volunteer Jim Martin, who organizes the event. “You can use it in the summertime to launch water balloons, but we’re turning it into a snowball-launching competition.” The Hopkinton Recreation Department, which sponsors the event, will provide all materials to assemble funnelators. These include two pieces of surgical tubing connected with a funnel and a

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Funnelator and Winter Fest in Hopkinton. Courtesy of the Hopkinton Recreation Department.

cord tied at the end. Two people hold the ends of the tubing while the third member of the team pulls back the funnel with the cord to launch the snowball. Participants are invited to make their own teams of three ahead of time; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will begin with opportunities to assemble your own “funnelator kits” and to get some practice snowball-launching at 1 p.m., before the competition begins at 2 p.m. There will be separate rounds for accuracy and for distance, with opportunities to win prizes and other giveaways for each.

“It’s two-fold, so in the first round, there will be targets that people will try to hit that have different point values of 10, 20, 50 and 100,” Martin said. “Each team gets three shots to get at the targets and the highest point total at the end of the round wins. … The second round will measure distance and we’ll have people out with tape measurers to measure how far the snowball goes. We’ve had people launch snowballs more than 300 feet in the past.” Martin added that there will be several other activities going on at the park and the adjacent Hopkinton Town Library, including a snow

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LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) will host its fourth annual Winter Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include snowshoeing in the vineyard, making nature crafts in the winery’s Great Room, sledding, nature walks, face painting and more. Make your own s’mores at a bonfire at 12:45 p.m., and listen to tunes by children’s musician Amy Conley at 2 p.m. Admission is free; boxed lunches are available for $8 per person. Visit or call 672-9898. The Brookline Winter Festival will return to the town for three days of festivities, beginning on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. with a family-style spaghetti dinner. Following the dinner, families of all ages are welcome to enjoy ice skating, refreshments and a bonfire at Family Skate Night at the Brookline Ball Park Ice Rink (Milford Street and Frances Drive). Other activities planned for the weekend include the Brookline School District Family STEM Snowball Launch Challenge, snowshoe obstacle courses, a 3-on-3 hockey tournament and more on Saturday, Feb. 18. The festival continues on Sunday, Feb. 19, with the Brookline Ice Fishing Derby. Most activities are free. Visit for more details.

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child and adult pair. Visit or call 669-6144. Stop by the Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) on Saturday, Feb. 18, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a mystery bag craft workshop. Pick a mystery bag, open it up and make a craft. The library will have supplies on hand, or you can take the bag home and make your craft there. Visit or call 886-6030.


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Join the Kimball Library (5 Academy Ave., Atkinson) for a screening of Disney’s Aladdin on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Chairs and popcorn will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pillows and blankets. Admission is free. Visit kimballlibrary. com or call 362-5234. The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) will screen James and the Giant Peach on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 3:25 p.m. Admission is free, but children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit or call 589-4600.

Join Studio 550 (550 Elm St., Manchester) to build your own succulent terrarium on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. All materials to make one basic terrarium will be provided – including a glass piece, drainage stones, moss, soil and three plants. Upgrades such as more plants will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own decorative elements to make your own. The workshop is open to all kids, teens and adults. The cost is $35. Additional workshops are planned for Strumming along March 11 and April 15. Visit The Hampstead Public Library (9 Mary or call 232-5597 for more details. E. Clark Drive) will host a guitar workshop featuring instructor Daniel Saunders of Let’s Play Music! on Saturday, Feb. Get creative Make paper snowflakes at the Currier 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saunders will disMuseum of Art (150 Ash St., Manches- cuss some of the many musical styles that ter) Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. feature guitar and will perform examples during the next workshop in its “Imag- of these styles to showcase the versatiliine & Explore” series. Start by creating ty of the instruments. Participants will be simple cut paper patterns and move on invited to try out a guitar and even jam to learn how to form 3-D snowflakes for with the teacher. Admission is free but hanging in a window or on the wall. It’s registration is encouraged. Visit hampopen to ages 5 and up; the cost is $25 per or call 329-6411.


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Winter is tough on many gardeners, myself included. We need flowers blooming and plants to tend. But many of us are not enthralled with standard houseplants because they are often fussy and, if overwatered, too easy to kill. Let me suggest some nice, easy, disposable flowers you can get at your local nursery or food coop. I recently bought three blooming primroses for a total of $11.85. One is purple, the others shades of pink. They will bloom for a couple of weeks, or perhaps more. The tags only said ”Primula” (its scientific genus) and “Plant in part shade 8” apart.” The tag did not say, however, if these primroses would survive a New England winter. I suspect not, having babied other grocery store primroses along until the ground thawed and planted them outside. But I don’t care. These lovely plants will provide color and life indoors at a drab time of the year. And for less than $4 each, they don’t have to last forever. What the tag should have said, however, is “Do not keep this primrose in a hot, sunny window unless you are willing to water regularly.” The soil they are in dries out fast, and you can cook a primrose, and most other grocery store plants, in just a day or two of inattention. I did that recently, but I placed the abused primrose in a deep dish and filled it with water, allowing it to suck up plenty. And it recovered in just a few hours. I usually add a few drops of a product called “Superthrive” to the water when I have a plant that is suffering from neglect. This liquid contains plant hormones and seaweed extracts and is very good for helping plants recover from environmental stress. It is expensive if calculated by the ounce, but so little is needed that it is not so bad. And it works. A 4-ounce bottle costs around $10 to $12. I also bought a cyclamen in my effort to brighten up the house and do some attitude adjustment. Cyclamen definitely do not want to be in a sunny window. Bright indirect light is best. They come in a range of pinks, reds, magentas and white. I tell when they need watering by lifting the pot. If it feels very light, it’s time to give it water. Cyclamen keep on blooming for much longer than primroses and can last for years, getting bigger and better each year. If you want to learn about getting them to re-bloom, find a copy of Thalassa Cruso’s wonderful book, Making Things Grow: A Practical Guide for the Indoor Gardener. It’s out of print but readily available. Most used bookstore have copies, and it’s a gem. Cruso was a TV personality, I gather, and her books read

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the way she must have presented herself – as a friendly, knowledgeable auntie. Thalassa Cruso was, of course, a plant fanatic. I’m not sure that following every bit of her advice is worth the trouble. She notes that cyclamen come originally from Iran, where they bloom in winter. She claimed to move hers every evening to a cool spot such as a mudroom where the temperature is below 60 degrees. My goodness, it’s enough for me to turn off all the lights, feed the woodstove and the cat, take out the dog and brush my teeth before going to bed. Now I learn I should be moving the cyclamen, too! Cineria is another gem available at this time of year. It has the added advantage of a lovely fragrance, too. It appears as a mound of daisy-like flowers that stand up a good 10 inches. It wants bright light, but no direct sunshine (they will finish up too quickly in the sun). Its soil needs to be kept moist, but not soggy. Cineria are true annuals. That means that once the six weeks of blooming is over, the plant is done. You cannot get it to survive, year after year, returning to bloom again. That’s a blessing. You can feel fine about throwing it in the compost. It’s a no-guilt plant. The last of my recent investments was a kalanchoe. This is a succulent and does well in warm, dry conditions. It comes in a variety of colors. In Thalassa Cruso’s book it was described in the chapter “Neglectable Plants.” That means, I suppose, it is hard to kill them. This one will, apparently, rebloom if you cut it back after blooming, and reduce the light for a month, and don’t water it then, either. So go get some plants in bloom for the house. No matter what you do, they should last longer than the same money invested in cut flowers, so they are a good investment. Just don’t think of them as a lifetime investment and you’ll be happy. Let them bloom, and toss them if you wish. I often do. Read Henry’s blog twice a week at His email is henry., and he can be reached my snail mail at P.O. Box 364, Cornish Flat, NH 03746.


Dear Donna, I believe that my aunt made and painted this doll house chair in the 1960s. There are six but all my other cousins each have one now that she has passed away. I am just curious as to any information or value you might be able to share with us. Celia from Manchester Dear Celia, What a great story to share. It’s so sweet to know that you all have a piece of history from your aunt. I love to hear these kinds of things. Your chair could have been done in the 1960s as you said or even later than that. I think the value is in the hand painting of it and that there are six. I think that even back then you could buy the kit for assembling the chair and then apply the seat and finish yourself. It looks like a kit chair to me. I also think you can still do that today. What collectors are looking for in doll house furniture is the earlier and all handmade (carved) pieces. Some plastic and metal furniture is also collectible depending on the makers. There are so many doll house items still around today. If we put a value on the chair you have, I would say it’s in the $40 range. You have a

family treasure. Just coming from your aunt and each of you having one is priceless.

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now sways, or “floats,” back and forth on the highway; it almost feels like I’m driving on ice or hydroplaning. Two separate mechanics have looked at it and can’t figure out what is causing this. Any ideas? — Elizabeth I can tell that this car has great sentimental value to you, Elizabeth. So, look at the bright side: This steering problem will keep you from racking up too many miles on this beauty in the future. You’ll never have to upholster the seats again. Actually, it sounds like a classic case of a car that’s out of alignment. For instance, if you have one front wheel that’s pointing straight, and the other front wheel is even slightly pointing in or out, it’ll feel like you’re driving on roller skates. It’s hard to imagine that two different mechanics would have failed to check that, but I guess it’s possible. So the first thing you should do is take it to a good alignment shop and ask them to align it. And don’t forget to check the rear wheels, too. That’s something they may have missed. If it can’t be aligned, then you’ve got a deeper problem. It’s hard to believe that a wrong suspension part was used — usually the wrong parts just won’t fit — but I suppose that’s possible, too. The other thing that can make a car impossible to align is an accident — something that

distorted the shape of the frame or a front-end component. Maybe that time you lent it to your cousin Leo and he hit that 7-foot-wide pothole, he bent a control arm or something. Or something could have happened in the shop. I once dropped a car off my lift. In fact, it was a Nissan Z! That car was never to be aligned again. Actually, it was aligned right to the junkyard after the insurance company declared it a total loss. But it doesn’t take falling on its side from 6 feet in the air to bend a key component, and it’s possible that something happened to your car that you’re not aware of. The other thing that could possibly cause this is bad tires. I know your tires are new, but if there’s some tread separation or some other defect, that could cause squirming. Bad tires are more likely to squirm at lower speeds and create a wobble at high speeds, but I wouldn’t rule out a bad tire. An easy test is to ask your mechanic to try swapping the front tires and rear tires to see if that makes any difference. If it’s better, that suggests you’ve got a bad tire up front right now. But start with the alignment. Your symptoms are classic, and if it hasn’t been properly aligned, an alignment could fix everything. Good luck. Visit


Dear Car Talk: My 16-year-old son has been driving my mother’s 1997 Honda Accord for a couple of months now, with the intent to buy it from her once he’s saved enough By Ray Magliozzi money. The car was bought new, and has always been very reliable. Recently, though, he has had some starting issues. Sometimes when he turns the key in the switch, the car not only will fail to start, but the horn will sound. The horn stops as soon as he turns the switch back off. Sometimes when he tries again, it starts, but other times it keeps doing the same thing, and he has to find other transportation. At first I thought he must be doing something wrong. But last week, we were in the car together, and it did the same thing. I didn’t see him do anything incorrectly, and the car started on the second try. I can’t imagine what might be causing this, and it’s had several mechanics scratching their heads. It happens only when the car is warm; it has never failed to start first thing in the morning or when it has been sitting for a few hours. — Bill I’m guessing that the problem is related to the built-in alarm system. Many cars come

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Fun on the farm NH Farm & Forest Expo returns By Matt Ingersoll

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on both days, and they bring their animals,” Berube said. “They bring bunnies, chicks, baby goats, baby sheep and pigs. … The New Hampshire Farm Bureau always brings chicks that hatch on that day, so people will be able to see baby chicks poking through the shells and have a fresh batch of newborn chicks to hold.” Other family-friendly activities at the expo include opportunities to climb up on a red tractor, courtesy of the International Harvester Collectors Club’s New England chapter. You can also play Farmo, a Bingo-like game managed by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, and win prizes. “You get a question relative to a business or organization at the expo and kids go around the expo floor trying to figure out which booth to go to to answer the question,” Berube said. “So for example, you might get asked how many gallons of sap it takes to make one gallon of maple syrup. … So it just gives vendors the opportunity to explain the process and kids the opportunity to learn fun things.” For food, there will be several NH Made products available that will include whoopie pies, popcorn, ice cream and maple sugar and candy products. Berube said the reason the expo is held during the winter has to do with more farmers and members of the agricultural and forestry communities having the availability. “[February] is a nice time of year for all our farmers to come, because it gives them time to plan what gardens or crops they are managing for the upcoming season,” Berube said.


Watch baby chicks hatch, play Farmo, sample organic foods and learn from dozens of local vendors about agricultural and farming at the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo. The event is returning for its 34th year to the Expo Center of the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, on Friday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s expo will feature nearly 100 exhibitors and demonstrators offering free educational workshops. Expo Manager Tori Berube said the idea for the event all started when Steve Taylor of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture wanted to bring together agricultural and forestry professionals. Since then, it has grown into a family-friendly event attracting more than 5,000 people over each of the two days. “The two staples of the expo for the past 34 years have been the trade shows and the educational programming,” she said. “The programs ... are for the general public and are presented by professionals from local organizations on topics relevant to agriculture and forestry today.” Among the old favorites returning to this year’s expo are a workshop on chainsaw safety and another on the pros and cons of using local trees for maple sugar production. Berube said nearly all of the companies and exhibitors participating in the expo are either based in or do business in New Hampshire. Longtime exhibitors have included the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands and the UNH Cooperative Extension. “We’re actually also doing a workshop for farmers who have their own small businesses on how to cultivate their social media presence, and others on helping them with their income taxes,” Berube said. Epping-based author Kevin Martin, who penned the book Big Trees of New Hampshire, is also expected to give a talk about where you can find the Granite State’s biggest trees. “There’s a little bit of something for everyone,” Berube said. “Even for someone who doesn’t own a farm, we’ll have a workshop on Saturday afternoon about what to do or what you need to know if you get chickens for eggs and meat.” Stop by the Kids Zone at the expo, which will have a variety of hands-on activities for kids and opportunities to meet live farm animals. Kids can plant their own tree seeds, build their own flower boxes and make their own organic yogurt. “We’ll also have people from 4-H come

34th annual New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo When: Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester Cost: $7 general admission, free for kids ages 16 and under Visit:


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What kind of education or training did you need for this job? I have a degree from the Heritage Genealogical College in Utah … and I also have a paralegal degree. You’re not required to hold a license or even have a degree to be a genealogist in New Hampshire. … However, [getting an education] teaches you Holly Haas of Candia is a professional genealogist and the sole proprietor of All ethics and helps you learn About You Genealogy Research. She specializes in New Hampshire, New England how to write reports and and Quebec, Canada, but has researched family histories for people from all over verify sources.

sionate and to understand where they are coming from. What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career? It would be the marketing side of things. … I never imagined that advertising [my business] and getting the word out there to people would be so expensive.

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Explain what your current job is. I meet with clients and help them research what they are looking for in their family history. … Ninety percent of my clients are in New Hampshire, but I’ve also talked to English researchers, and French and Canadian researchers. … I’ve also done research for publication companies and have had two publications in American-Canadian Genealogical Society periodicals. … Most of my clients want me to do it for their families so that their kids know and understand where they came from. … As a genealogist, you can work at librar-

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ies, you can work at schools … and you can also work for attorneys who, for example, may have a will they are trying to prove but are unable to trace a person or their family. How long have you been in your career? I’ve been doing it for five years professionally, but I’ve been researching for myself since 1998. How did you get interested in this field? It’s always been an interest of mine. My dad wanted to find out his family tree … and as he started doing research, he found out more.

What is your typical atwork uniform? How did you find your Usually collared shirts current job? that have my embroidered logo on them Prior to 2010, I was doing my own fam- and also a badge with my name on it. ily history and helping other people out as well … and I said, you know what, I should What was the first job you ever had? do this as a business, because I love it and I worked as a cake decorator for Carvel it’s not really work when you’re doing what Ice Cream back when I was in school, on you love. South Willow Street in Manchester. — Matt Ingersoll What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you? What’s something you’re really To be personable to your clients. … into right now? You get to know their family and learn a lot of personal information about them to Rescuing horses for my farm. I have three the point when you feel like you’re part of right now. … I also have goats, and I do the family, so it’s important to be compas- medicinal herbs and gardening. Courtesy photo.

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FOOD Island flavors

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If you’re looking for an escape from the snow without taking a full vacation, you can find a tropical oasis at the Luau Party happening at North Side Grille in Hudson on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23. The restaurant and staff will be decked out in island flair, and the menu will feature Caribbean-inspired food and cocktail specials along with a tap takeover by Kona Brewing Co. from Hawaii. This is the restaurant’s third annual Luau Party, and owner Roger Soulard said it gets more popular and more elaborate every year. “It’s around that time when everyone gets those winter blues, especially in late February when we get hit with those late snowstorms. People are bummed out and tired of shoveling,” he said. “So we figured it’d be a good way to give people a break from all that and cheer up our staff and patrons in a summery way.” The menu will include appetizer, entree and dessert specials, including dishes like coconut lime chicken wings, coconut lime shrimp, pineapple meatballs, honey jerk pork sliders, mahi mahi and key lime pie. “The chefs make it a full menu,” Soulard said. “You could do a full-course Caribbean meal if you wanted.” The bartenders will be mixing up special cocktails with names like Flamingo Punch, Mermaid Water and Island Living,

• Chili, soup and chowder: The Brookline Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-Off takes place Sunday, Feb. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Brookline Event Center (32 Proctor Hill Road). Taste samples prepared by over a dozen amateur and professional-level chefs from southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts and vote on your favorite chili, chowder and soup. The cookoff will also feature a cash bar with beer and wine; live music by the Brookline Acoustic Jammers; cookies and brownies provided by Friends of the Brookline Library, and raffle tickets for all attendees, with a chance to win gift certificates and other prizes from local restaurants and businesses. Admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for seniors 62+ and children under age 12. For more information, see “Brookline Chili/Soup/Chowder CookOff” on Facebook. • French baking: Love + Flour (184 N. Broadway, Salem) is having a French macaron workshop on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Make your own macaron cookies with flavored fillings and take your creations home. This class is open to adults and teens age 14 and up. The cost is $45 per person or $40 per person for pairs and groups. For more information and to register, call 560-4349 or visit You can learn to bake croissants during a hands-on course hosted by Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester) on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.. Owner and Master Chocolatier Richard TangoLowy will teach participants about the ingredients and techniques needed to bake 48

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Mahi mahi dish from North Side Grille. Courtesy photo.

North Side Grille Luau Party. Courtesy photo.

which will have coconut, pineapple and other tropical flavors and will even be served in coconut cups. For beer drinkers, there will be a tap takeover with Hawaiian brews by Kona Brewing Co., including the Big Wave Golden Ale, Longboard Island Lager and, for the first time at North Side Grille, the Hanalei Island IPA, which features flavors of passionfruit, guava and orange. Soulard works with his staff to research Caribbean cuisine and develop new menu items for the party each year, which include some authentic Caribbean dishes and some Caribbean-inspired dishes with a North Side twist. “We try to rethink it every year and try not to do duplicates,” he said. “We’re a neigh-

borhood restaurant; we bring in a lot of the same people from the neighborhood, so we want to keep things fresh for them and for our staff so that they’re enthused about it.” In addition to the food and drink specials, the restaurant will be transformed into a tropical atmosphere with buckets of sand, tiki torches, artificial palm trees and Caribbean-style music. The staff will be dressed in islandthemed garb, and patrons are encourROGER SOULARD aged to don their own Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops or other summertime apparel. “You’d be surprised how many people come in wearing sandals, even with snow on the ground,” Soulard said. “Last year we had a guy come in with a grass skirt and coconut bra. People get really excited about it.”

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Mixing tea with green beans or rice may sound like a strange union, but you can give those and other tea-infused dishes a try during the tea and food pairing happening Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline. Cozy Tea Cart owner and Tea Specialist Danielle Beaudette will partner with Pampered Chef consultant Diane Grzyb of Brookline to prepare a five-course meal, which they will serve to attendees after demonstrating with Pampered Chef kitchen tools how to cook with tea. “It’s like a new ingredient for people that they wouldn’t think to use, but when they do, they love cooking with it,” Beaudette said. The meal will feature a salad with a tea vinaigrette, made from Glenburn Autumn Crescendo tea and Organic Camellia Tea Seed Oil; rice infused with Organic Ceylon Highland Green Tea; green beans with garlic and Keemun Black Tea; chicken with a tea spice rub made from Ceylon Breakfast Tea and Organic Camellia Tea Seed Oil; and a spiced apple cake baked with Cozy Tea Cart Spice Tea and topped with salted caramel sauce. Beaudette will begin the pairing with some basic facts about tea, followed by a discussion of the teas featured in the meal, their origins and why they were paired with their respective dishes. Prior to eating, When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: The Cozy Tea Cart, 104A Route 13, Brookline Cost: $25 per person. Space is limited. Call to register by Tues., Feb. 21. Contact: 249-9111,

guests will also have the chance to sample each tea outside of the dish. “I want people to taste the tea on its own first — you can’t always tell what it tastes like when it’s in the food — and then see how it tastes when it’s cooked,” she said. “That way it might also introduce people to teas they’ve never tried before.” During the cooking demonstration, attendees will learn techniques for cooking with tea as a main ingredient and different ways to incorporate tea into food, such as infusing the dish by substituting tea for another liquid in the recipe and cooking or baking it right into the dish; adding tea directly to a prepared dish like a salad or soup; and using tea where herbs or spices would be typically be used to enhance the flavor of a dish. Beaudette said cooking with tea is a great way to glean the nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants it provides, especially for people who don’t like hot drinks or the taste of tea. “With some of the dishes and teas, the flavor of the tea won’t be as pronounced. … Black tea, for example, you will taste a lot more than green tea, which you won’t really taste unless it’s a flavored one like a pomegranate green tea,” she said. “Whatever the flavor of the tea is, it contributes to the health benefits, which is the main purpose.” Handouts with simple recipes and tips for cooking with tea will be available for attendees to take home, but Beaudette said she hopes people will continue to do their own research and experiment with ways to integrate tea into their regular diet. “This is just the beginning,” she said. “You can go online and find all kinds of recipes, but also think outside the box for yourself and just start trying it with different foods.”


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What is your must-have kitchen item? such a variety of roles and is always great and A char grill. It’s a must-have for what I seems like he really loves his work. I’d love like to do. It gives the food a flavor that you to cook for him someday. can’t get off of a flat-top grill or other cooking apparatus. What is your favorite local restaurant? T-Bones. I like that they’re 100 percent What would you choose for your last consistent. You get the same meal at each resmeal? taurant [branch], and they are spot-on every Chesapeake Bay crab cakes. I was spoiled time. I aspire for my restaurant to be like that. when I had the restaurant in Virginia. I bought crabs that were swimming in the water in the What is the biggest food trend in New morning and on the plate by afternoon, and Hampshire right now? when you have crab meat that’s that fresh, Gluten-free and gluten-friendly. … I there’s nothing like it in the world. It’s hard to learned at the restaurant in Virginia that it’s describe how awesome it is. important to people, but I didn’t realize when I got to New Hampshire what a big deal it is What is your favorite thing on your here. It seems a lot bigger here than Virginmenu? ia. So we’re trying very hard to adapt quickly The grilled pork chops. They’re two six- and make as much of our menu gluten-free ounce chops with the frenched bone and soy as possible. mustard marinade, and we put a little sage butter on top before it goes into the dining What is your favorite meal to cook at room that melts into the chop. It’s just a great home? dish — simple, clean and delicious. Grilling a steak outside on the grill. There’s that joy of hanging out with family, smelling What celebrity would you like to see eat- the meat, the anticipation of the meat coming ing at your restaurant? off, and sitting down to a nice family meal Johnny Depp. He’s so cool. He’s done together. — Angie Sykeny Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes From the kitchen of Eric Griffin

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In a large stainless bowl combine mayo, Dijon, egg, lemon juice, kosher salt, and Old Bay seasoning thoroughly with a whisk. Fold in crab meat, being careful not to break up lumps. Toss until crab meat is completely coated with mixture. Sprinkle panko

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Continued from page 42 buttery French-style croissants and guide them in making their own croissants to take home. The cost is $65 per person. For more information and to register, call 625-4043 or visit • Vegan sharing: There will be a vegan potluck, recipe swap and networking event at Wild Woman Wellness Center (160 Dover Road, Chichester, 545-7414, on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your own vegan dish and vegan recipes to share with others. You can either bring printed or handwritten recipes to the event or post to the event page online. Guests are also free to bring businesses cards to swap. This event is open to all. The cost to participate is $5. For more information, see the event on Facebook. • Sips and yoga: Spend the morning doing yoga and enjoying craft brew at the Bend & Brew event happening Sunday, Feb. 19, Food & Drink Beer & wine making classes

• ST. PATRICK’S SPLITA-BATCH Brew three Irish beers: Irish Dry Stout, Double Dublin and Irish Red Ale. Thurs., March 2, 6 p.m. Incredibrew, 112 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua. $30 bottles not included, $40 including bottles. Visit • COCONUT YUZU Splita-batch wine tasting, making and bottling event for the popular Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris. Thurs., March 2, 6 p.m. Incredibrew, 112 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua. $60 for six bottles. Visit • CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PORTER Split-abatch brewing event for new porter recipe. Sat., March 4, 3 p.m. Incredibrew, 112 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua.

from 11 a.m. to noon at Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry, 404-0751, Yoga instructor Janine Mitchell will lead the yoga class, which will be followed by a complimentary beer flight. Some yoga mats will be provided, but bring your own if you have one. The cost for the class is $25 per person. See the event page at for more information. If you’d rather do yoga with wine, LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, is partnering with NH Power Yoga to host a Yoga at the Winery event on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be a yoga class followed by an optional wine tasting and lunch at the Bistro. The cost is $15 for the class only, and $20 for the class and wine tasting. Visit for more information and to register.

$30 bottles not included, $40 including bottles. Visit • LIGHTEN UP LIGHT BEER SPLIT-A-BATCH Brew light beers including a lager (Stella Our Try), a pale ale (Majestic Pale Ale), and a session IPA (Chillax). Sun., March 5, noon. Incredibrew, 112 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua. $30 bottles not included, $40 including bottles. Visit incredibrew. com. Beer & wine tasting classes

• WINE TASTING LIKE A PRO Learn some of the most important aspects of wine and the basic vocabulary that you will need to know in order to explore wine to its fullest. Thurs., March 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WineNot Boutique, 170 Main St. , Nashua. $30. Call 204-5569.

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are still stained from grating it! While it’s often consumed in its powdered form (you can find it in the spice aisle!), I prefer it in its whole, underground stem form as the flavor is richer. The best places to find fresh turmeric are Asian markets and health food stores. You may have to search because turmeric grows in tropical climates and sadly New Hampshire doesn’t fit the bill. The magic of turmeric lies in curcumin, the compound responsible for its color and antioxidant properties. Thought to aid digestion and reduce inflammation, turmeric is a staple in Eastern medicine. I’m happy to report it also tastes good! Try it in latte form — the recipes are easy to expand on and delicious to drink. — Allison Willson Dudas Heat milk in saucepan over medium heat, add turmeric and ginger, stirring gently. Leave to simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir for another minute. Strain using wire strainer and serve hot.


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Been a while since we indulged in some guitar-god self-indulgence (actually, have we ever?), that is, if you consider this dude to be a god of any sort. His resumé includes the first Pelican album, so I suppose that sort of counts, but look at me, spoiling all this with pedantry while you wonder, probably out loud, when I’ll get to the point and describe what this is. No problem, to wit: drone. Tons of drone. Hearing-test drone, heavy machinery drone, Sunn(((O))) drone, all kinds of drone. Once in a while, just to remind the listener de Brauw’s a guitarist and not Snoopy playing piano, he sinks a riff chin-deep into this muck, which provides the sort of relief that groovy “Relayer” part does in Yes’s Tales from Topographic Oceans, an album which, while we’re on the subject of self-indulgent noise, caused Rick Wakeman to quit Yes. Quitting a one-man band isn’t an option unless in serious cases of split personality disorder, and so on drones de Brauw, the final song a changeup that sports a riff worthy of Stryper. I’ve never understood why someone would consciously choose to buy an all-drone record when they could simply lay down next to a 1973 Nova with a bad muffler, but taste is taste I suppose. B — Eric W. Saeger Object Collection, cheap&easy OCTOBER (Infrequent Seams Records)

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(or “math-pop,” if you insist) band from the U.K. OK yes, that’s them, whew, I’m not completely daft. I’m sure I mentioned their last album, 2015’s O Shudder, but I am definitely senile enough that I don’t remember anything about it, just that it was awesome. And so I’ll run over to the YouTube gizmo to reacquaint myself with their awesomeness, by previewing their fast-approaching new album, Big Balloon, for you, my awesome readers. Let’s go see! Right, here’s the title track, nice filthy bass line underneath a melodic pattern that sounds like Squeeze but not idiotic. Yep, these guys rule. • Swedish indie-rock person Jens Lekman is usually likened to Magnetic Fields and David Byrne, meaning he kind of rocks and often uses samples but he’s always weird, as affirmed by his 2015 series of “Postcard” songs, which he put on his website free of charge, one song every week. His latest album, Life Will See You Now, is coming out in a day or so and will include the tune “What’s That Perfume That You Wear,” a steel-drum island-vibe thing that sounds like Roxy Music to me, stuff your grandmother would enjoy if she were eating brunch. In that regard, it wins. • Every time, and I mean every time I mention Ryan Adams, all the ’80s kids think I mean Bryan Adams and that I’m stupid, but you’re wrong. OK, half wrong. Prisoner is the new Ryan Adams album, coming out right as you’re reading this. The single “Do You Still Love Me” doesn’t sound like anything he did with the Cardinals, it sounds like White Stripes, except with a full band. In other words it sounds quite a bit like Bryan Adams, come to think of it. • Feb. 17 will see the release of the new Mozart’s Sister EP, Field of Love. This band, an all-DIY affair, is the bedroom-laptop invention of Montreal hipstress Caila Thompson-Hannant — wow, that’s three things I can’t stand all in one package, a hipster from Canada with a hyphenated name. The kickoff single is “Angel,” which, if it didn’t sound so cheaply made, would be a wonder of choral trip-hop glory. Ambitious but annoying. You may love it, though, and I kind-of sort-of wouldn’t completely blame you. — Eric W. Saeger

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Red River Theatres’ new executive director is Angie Lane — a familiar face to members of the Concord community. Lane, a Concord Angie Lane. Courtesy photo. native, was the city’s 2016 Young Professional of the Year and worked the past two years at New Hampshire Public Radio as a donor services associate. Before that, she was the Red River events and marketing manager. She talked with The Hippo recently about starting the job in January and what she’s looking forward to in this new position. Why did you want the job? After working at Red River, I knew I didn’t want to work at a for-profit again. It’s such a different feel. And when the opportunity came to go to NHPR, I did feel that it was something strategic for me. I wanted to learn from who I thought were some of the best fundraisers in the state. … I found out the previous executive director [Shelly Hudson, who now runs Amplified Arts in Claremont] left last July. …My goal was to one day lead a nonprofit, though my dream job was probably running Red River Theatres. I never thought that opportunity would come so soon. Why did you think you would be a good match? I worked [at Red River] for nearly four years. I’m proud to say I can start a movie and a popcorn machine. … At NHPR, I had a really great mentor, someone who showed me how to fundraise. … We are a nonprofit, and so fundraising is very important. … I do have a lot more to learn, but I think I’m a little ahead of someone who might have come in [from] out of state and out of the industry. I know the team and have familiarity with how they work and what their strengths are. … It sounds so cheesy, but it’s like coming home. How have your first weeks been? It’s my first executive director position, so I’m jumping in on that side, figuring out things like budget and strategy. … While I was gone from Red River, they got new software, so I’m learning that now. I’m catching up on everything I’ve missed the past two years. The floor staff is different, because it’s made up mostly of high school and college students, but the team is still the same, so it’s been fun to be able to work with them again.

What are you looking forward to working on? I think my first year will be about learning, listening to and meeting people, but I have my eye on doing more educational programming and reaching out to partner with more community organizations. … First priority is the fiscal health of this place. Tell me about your first experience with Red River Theatres as a patron 10 years ago. I didn’t know the efforts that had gone into [building] it, but I’ve come to learn about that. It was so exciting. They had a ribboncutting ceremony, and we walked through the theater. You know how cars have that brand-new car smell? It had a brand-new theater smell! The seats were so new, they must have just taken the plastic off them a week earlier. They were popping popcorn. There was still this wonderment at having this amazing facility open up in downtown Concord. I personally believe it was the beginning of the revitalization of downtown. What role does the theater play in the Concord community? The first two weeks on the job, I was talking with Paul Hodes about how a group of community members saved and revitalized the Capitol Center for the Arts. There is this culture, particularly here in Concord, where people value the arts and what they bring. … They did a big study here in New Hampshire, and it was proven that the arts bring in millions of dollars to the cities they exist in. … There’s an incredible value we bring to the city, socially and financially. If you come to a movie, maybe you’ll grab a drink at a local bar, or maybe you’ll have dinner, and then you’ll see some of the amazing downtown shops we have. … If we were all to disappear tomorrow, there would be great ramifications, and not just toward culture.

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Steven Johnson is the history teacher you wish you’d had. It’s not that he has information no one else has, but he possesses a gift many historians lack: the ability to sift through dry facts and hold up stories that are memorable and engaging. “Deep history can usually be detected in the most banal of artifacts, if you know where to look,” he says. Although he’d written eight books before How We Got to Now thrust him into a rarified fame in 2014, Johnson’s brand took off in 2014 when that book garnered him a short-term PBS series. How We Got to Now was an engaging analysis of what Johnson called six innovations that made the modern world: glass, cold, sound, cleanliness, time and light. In it, Johnson introduced a concept called “the hummingbird effect” — how discoveries in one field trigger dramatic changes in another that’s completely differently, similar to how flowers changed the evolution of hummingbirds. Now Johnson is back with Wonderland, How Play Made the Modern World. It’s a continuation of the theme, an elaborate game of connect-the-dots using (again) six constructs, this time all aspects of human pleasure — fashion and shopping, music, taste, illusion, games and public space — and Johnson quotes the late architect Charles Eames to put forth his premise: “Toys and games are the preludes to serious ideas.” It’s a fascinating catalogue of facts that will introduce you to the Mediterranean sea snail whose superpower is blasting a purple ink that kings craved, to the orangutan who charmed Charles Darwin, and to the hard-to-find spice that Thomas Jefferson craved. Ultimately, it fails to clear the lofty bar that How We Got to Now set, but that may be more a failure of the subject matter than of the writing; the histories of peppercorns and calico fabric just aren’t as important and compelling as, say, how the entire city of Chicago was lifted in the middle of the 19th century so a sewer system could be built. This is not to say that a PBS special won’t be forthcoming. (For now, there’s just a TED talk.) Johnson’s been called a polyglot. At the very least, he’s extremely well read. Many of the stories he tells have been published elsewhere, but his genius is to find the connections between them and to notice their effects on history. The chapter on taste, for example, analyzes the uniquely human obsession with flavoring our food, a drive that helped bankrupt the Roman Empire

and has led to the creation of wealth and the wholesale slaughter of villages. In it, we learn that Doritos were once only available at Disneyland, that peppercorns served as a form of payment as late as the 20th century in parts of the world, that vanilla pods were (and still are) used as room deodorizers in Mexico, and that some European kings had “spicers” whose job was manage the supply of spices and their use in the royal household and also to advise the king and his family on their well-being and health. (Fun fact: The physician of the Spanish king Philip II believed vanilla beans healed the bites of “venomous animals,” cured “female troubles,” strengthened the stomach and induced abortion. No wonder we don’t have the equivalent of spicers today.) Then there is chess. In the 13th century, a Dominican friar delivered a series of sermons that would become the second book printed in the English language. It was titled The Book of the Manners of Men and the Office of the Nobility — or simply, The Game of Chess. It was both a guide to the game and to life, and its effect was dramatic: “Perhaps unwittingly, the friar was dismantling a vision of social organization that had been dominant for at least a thousand years: the body politic, the image of society as a single organism, directed — inevitably — by the metaphoric ‘head of state.’” Chess was only one game that served to shape history and human behavior. “Up until the end of the nineteenth century, most American board games were explicitly designed to impart ethical or practical lessons to their players,” Johnson writes. Among them were the ancestor of today’s Game of Life, an amusement called “The Checkered Game of Life,” produced by Milton Bradley in 1860, which taught players, among other things, about the fruits of perseverance, ambition, idleness and gambling. The human mind is hard-wired to appreciate surprise and novelty, much of which is supplied through amusement and play, Johnson argues. “Because new things are strange and not immediately applicable to life’s most pressing issues, they are not taken seriously. But we underestimate their ultimate significance at our peril,” he writes. This leads to an observation that delivers Wonderland’s greatest punch: “Perhaps we have been wrong to worry about what will happen when the machines start thinking for themselves. What we should really be worried about is what will happen when they start to play.” B+ — Jennifer Graham


• Got old books? Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop in Boston, offers a free presentation Monday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Hall, 1 Chester St., Chester, where he’ll discuss the value of old and rare books. Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on the PBS program Antiques Roadshow, will talk about the history of his bookshop, Kenneth Gloss. Courtesy photo. which dates back to 1825 and is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores; he succeeded his late father, George Gloss, in running the business, and 2017 is the 68th year of Gloss family ownership. He’ll also discuss the joy of the “hunt,” what makes a book go up in value and how to start your own collection. Afterward, he’ll participate in a question-and-answer session and offer free verbal appraisals of books brought in by event attendees. Visit or call 800-447-9595. • Storied books: The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) opened an exhibition, “Storied Books: A Library and Archives Focus Exhibition” on Feb. 6, showcasing volumes from the museum’s rare book collection. Viewers can check out Bibles adorned with locks of hair, seaweed pressed between poetry, photos, news clippings and notes tucked between pages, plus personal notations. The show is on view through July 7 and is free to check out with museum admission. Visit • On income inequality: The We The People film/lecture series in Exeter hosts Chuck Collins, author of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good, published this past September by Chelsea Green Publishing Co., at the Congregational Church of Exeter, 21 Front St., Exeter, Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Collins, born into the one percent, gave away his inheritance at age 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality, using his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. His book contains potential national and local solutions. Visit or call 778-9731 for more on the event. — Kelly Sennott Books Author Events • BRUNONIA BARRY Author talks about The Fifth Petal. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Thurs., Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m.Visit Second event Thurs., Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Visit, call 3625234. • KATHY WALSH Author talks about A Guide to Mindful Parenting. Sat., Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. • DAVID M. CARROLL Poetry discussion. MainStreet Book-

Ends, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Sun., Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Visit • MELANIE BROOKS Author talks about Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art From Trauma. Wed., Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. • FLORENCE WILLIAMS Author talks about The Nature Fix. Wed., Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth. $41. Includes copy of book, bar beverage, book signing meet-and-greet. Visit Call 436-2400. • JOHN CLAYTON Author

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The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)

Batman must overcome his fear of finding (and potentially losing) another family in The LEGO Batman Movie, another of the Lego-animated films.

Batman (voice of Will Arnett) likes getting cheers in public but in private is all solitude and angry metal music, just as The LEGO Movie suggested. Still hurting from the loss of his parents, he won’t even acknowledge the surrogate father he has in Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) or pay attention to the eager orphan Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) he accidentally adopts. He won’t even single out the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) as his greatest enemy (something like “I like to fight around” is what Batman explains to the unappreciatedfeeling Joker, a line that you may have also seen in trailers). The only thing that might bring him out of his shell is the new police commissioner, Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson). He doesn’t like her plan to have the police department take over the crime-solving from the unaccountable, extra-legal Batman, but the world does go briefly slo-mo every time he sees her. (Side note: Barbara Gordon makes some pretty good points about the general ineffectiveness of Batman’s methods.) When the Joker surrenders, Barbara Gordon gets all the credit but neither she nor Batman believes he is for real. Barbara correctly guesses, after the Joker tricks Batman into sending him to the Phantom Zone, that supposedly inescapable prison dimension was where he wanted to be all along. The incident also makes Batman face the uncomfortable truth that even in his Fortress of Solitude, Superman (Channing Tatum) still manages to have crowds of friends while Batman does not. There is so much to love about The LEGO Batman Movie — from the fact that it has fun with all previous Batman iterations (including Batman v. Superman, the 1990s Batman movies and the 1960s Batman TV show) to the throwaway lines, such as Barbara’s question for why she is Batgirl (girl) if he is Batman. As in The LEGO

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Movie, there are the wonderful Lego sight gags (the u-shaped Lego people hands are comedy gold) and general visual brilliance of Lego characters moving in a Lego world (if they don’t get an Oscar nomination for this next year, why even have an animated category?). And then there’s Will Arnett, whose voice work ties it all together. He’s a perfect blend of emotional pain and an unshakable belief in his own awesomeness. Sure, it’s not actually a Batman movie but The LEGO Batman Movie feels like exactly the sense of lightness (Batman’s password is something like “Iron Man sucks”) that DC could use. I’d happily switch to this tone for a few DC movies. I’d take several hours of Lego Bruce Wayne in his bathrobe, making clicky noises with his mouth while reheating lobster in the microwave (which, if Lego could be nominated for Academy Awards, would be in Lego Batman’s Oscar reel) before I’d sit through another Suicide Squad (at which this movie also throws a little dig). The LEGO Batman Movie might not offer quite the delight and awe of The LEGO Movie but it is still a laugh-out-loud bit of fun for superhero movie fan and Lego fan alike. B+ Rated PG for rude humor and some action. Directed by Chris McKay with a screenplay

by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Wittington, The LEGO Batman Movie is an hour and 44 minutes long and distributed by Warner Bros.

Fifty Shades Darker (R)

A peppy every-girl and a guy who is the murdering husband in every Lifetime movie continue their “romance” in Fifty Shades Darker, the even less sexy sequel to the not all that sexy Fifty Shades of Grey.

Even though billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and writer-something Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) broke up in the last movie, Christian still shows up at the artist reception for a photo exhibit by Ana’s friend and buys all the images of her because, as he explains, he doesn’t want other men looking at her. Nope, not creepy at all. And yet somehow a lot of conversation about how much Christian needs her wins Ana back. He loves/is unhealthily obsessed with her so much that he will even have a regular, non-contract-based relationship with her, unlike their very specifically defined dominant/submissive relationship in the first movie. And by “regular” I mean he is super

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RED RIVER THEATRES 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, • Jackie (R, 2016) Thurs., Feb. 16, at 2, 5:30 & 7:45 p.m. • Lion (PG-13, 2016) Thurs., Feb. 16, at 2:05, 5:25 & 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 17, at 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 18, at 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, at 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 20, at 2:05, 5:25 & 8 p.m.; Tues., Feb. 21, at 2:05, 5:25 & 8 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 22, at 2:05 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 23, at 2:05, 5:25 & 8 p.m. • Oscar-nominated Shorts: Animated (NR, 2016) Thurs., Feb. 16, at 2:10 & 5:35 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 17, at 1:05, 3 & 7:45 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 18, at 4 & 6:05 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, at 1:05 & 3 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 20, at 2:10 p.m.; Tues., Feb. 21, at 2:10 & 5:35 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 22, at 2:10 & 5:35 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 23, at 2:10 & 5:35 p.m. • Oscar-nominated Shorts: Live Action (NR, 2016) Thurs., Feb. 16, at 7:15 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 17, at 5 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 18, at 8:05 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, at 5 p.m.; Tues., Feb. 21, at 7:15 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 22, at 7:15 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 23, at 7:15 p.m. • 20th Century Women (R, 2017) Fri., Feb. 17, at 1:10, 3:40, 6:10 & 8:40 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 18, at 1:10, 3:40, 6:10 & 8:40 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, at 1:10, 3:40 & 6:10 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 20, at 2, 5:30 & 8:05 p.m.; Tues., Feb. 21, at 2, 5:30 & 8:05 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 22, at 2, 5:30 & 8:05 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 23, at 2, 5:30 & 8:05 p.m. • Oscar-nominated Shorts: Documentary (NR, 2016) Sat., Feb. 18, at 12:45 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 20, at 5:45 p.m. WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, • Fences (PG-13, 2016) Thurs., Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. • Moonlight (R, 2016) Thurs., Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. • Hacksaw Ridge (R, 2016) Fri., Feb. 17, through Thurs., Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; additional screening Sun., Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. • Oscar-nominated Shorts: Live Action, Animated and Documentary (NR, 2016) Fri.,

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Americana duo Strangled Darlings play Shaskeen

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• Family band: Weird pop funsters Zanois top a five-act show with openers Dwarf Cannon, Zwei, Hometown Eulogy and the Baja Blasters. The Manchester dadand-sons trio is kinetic and irreverent, with a musical style ranging from Zappa-esque to prog-rock to the Jackson Five – they consider the latter a genre, which explains much about the band’s sensibilities. Go Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Bungalow Bar & Grill, 333 Valley St., Manchester. Tickets are $5 – see • Love laughs: A Valentine’s-themed evening of comedy dubbed The Love Project features members of the Laughta in New Hampsha School of Comedy performing sketches. Among the comics in the SNL-inspired show are Greg Boggis, who teaches the workshop, and founder Doris Ballard, along with Josh Hardy and tribute artist Seraphim A.V D’Andrea. Go Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., New England College, 62 Main St., Concord. Ticket are $10 – reserve at or 496-4966. • Twofer time: It’s a danceable double bill with Bella’s Bartok, a band known for wildly energetic live shows that’s been likened to the Moulin Rouge house band fronted by Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec, and Alchemystics, one of the region’s liveliest reggae and roots rock bands. The latter often injects politically charged hip-hop into its set, making it a fitting band for the times. Go Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., (21+) Stone Church, 5 Granite St., Newmarket. Tickets $10/$12 at Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at

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The music of Strangled Darlings is filled with echoes of the past. Tom Verlaine and Television at CBGB — on mandolin instead of guitar — or Dr. John night tripping through tunes about gris-gris and gilded splinters. There are hints of cannibals and ghosts of the Civil War; fitting for a band with a name inspired by William Faulkner, a most Southern writer. George Veech is the singer, picker and chief songwriter for Strangled Darlings; he’s anchored by Jess Anderly on rhythm and harmony. Veech offers a more contemporary vision of the duo’s born-onthe-bayou sound. “There is a backstory to these songs,” he wrote in a recent email exchange. “They are characters in a little town that appears out of the smog and Facebook posts of modern ennui.” Veech and Anderly met in 2009 over a duet of Prince’s “Pussy Control” at a party and formed a band soon after. In 2013, they left their bandmates and home base of Portland, Oregon, to tour the country in a 20-foot RV. Last year, they found a house in Vermont that was enticing enough to make them park for a while. “After two years of trying to understand what it means to be a touring independent music provider, now we’ve got the time to actually create new material,” Veech said by phone while driving north after a swing through the South that hit Florida, the Carolinas and Maryland. “That’s the only way Strangled Darlings When: Friday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m. Where: Shaskeen Pub, 909 Elm St., Manchester More:

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you can survive as far as I can tell. You can’t cut new material and tape ideas in a Wal-Mart parking lot.” Their latest album, Boom Stomp King, is a swampy acoustic groovefest. Highlights include herky-jerky leadoff track “Neil Armstrong” and “Kill Yourself,” which was written after a photo shoot inspired a T-shirt. It doesn’t mean what you think it does, Veech said. “If the song is about anything, it’s that shopping won’t really make you happy and that one should take care not to get too full of hot air because it usually won’t exit your body as a burp.” Veech shrugs off occasional comparisons to rootsy duos like Shovels and Rope. “Listen man, if I hike my skirt up and nobody stops, that’s a problem,” he said. “Once I can afford to get pissed off about being compared to an indie famous malefemale duo playing stringed instruments and drums while yelling a bit off key, I’ll let you know. But you’ll probably have to talk to my agent at that point, and I will have a

very cranky agent.” A guitarist who switched to mandolin because it travels easier,Veech is a latecomer to the music-making trade. “It was like a friend who turns out to be a girlfriend in a movie,” he said. “I was always interested and pretended to be a rock star with my brothers when I was a kid; then 10 years ago, I lived in South Africa for a year. For some reason being in a different country freed me up to actually do it.” His influences began with Led Zeppelin and meandered through blues, early 1980s Police records and King Ad Rock. “Finally, Tom Waits and the Pogues made alcohol and depression make sense,” Veech said. “But all that was before weed; really, I wasn’t a musician before that.” Though he lived in Burlington a long time ago, Vermont is a different experience this time around; a far cry from the Pacific Northwest, and happily so. “I was in the middle of northeast Portland, which is all hip coffee shops and cocktails, and now it’s an hour to get anywhere,” Veech said. “Now that I’m in my 40s, just Jess and I up there is perfect timing for the next stage of our creative process. The fact that it’s freezing cold adds to the drama.” Asked where the new songs he and Anderly are developing are coming from creatively, Veech stiffens. “I wish I could answer that, but that’s what songs are for.” he said. “Mostly I think they’re inspired by daily attention to music practice while listening to too much news on the radio. … The recent presidential election has led me to realize that words are spells, and words are power. And I sort of love that. You can have your guns, bitches.”

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Zachary Bennett and Karen Nourse have found Manhattan quite affordable, reported the New York Post in January by simply not paying, for six years now, the $4,750 monthly rent on their loft-style apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood, citing New York state’s “loft law,” which they say technically forbids the landlord from collecting. Since the other eight units of their building are “commercial,” the landlord believes it doesn’t need a “residential certificate of occupancy,” but Bennett and Nourse believe the law only exempts buildings with at least two residences, and for some reason, the landlord has obstinately declined to initiate eviction or, until recently, to sue (for back rent, fees, and electricity).

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• In 2001, Questcor Pharmaceuticals bought the rights to make Acthar Gel, a hormone injection to treat a rare form of infantile epilepsy, and gradually raised the price from $40 a vial to $28,000 a vial. The British company Mallinckrodt bought Questcor in 2014 and apparently figured the vials were still too cheap, raising the price to $34,000. However, the Federal Trade Commission noticed that Mallinckrodt also during the latter period bought out and closed down the only company manufacturing a similar, cheaper version of the product, thus ensuring that Mallinckrodt had totally cornered the market. In January, the FTC announced that Mallinckrodt agreed to a $100 million settlement of the agency’s charge of illegal anti-competitive practices. (“$100 million” is only slightly more than the price of giving one vial to each infant expected to need it in the next year.) • Precocious: Girl Scout Charlotte McCourt, 11, of South Orange, New Jersey, saw her sales zoom recently when she posted “brutally honest” reviews of the Scouts’ cookies she was selling giving none of them a “10” and labeling some with dour descriptions. She was hoping to sell 300 boxes, but as of the end of January, had registered 16,430. For the record, the best cookie was of course the Samoa, rated 9, but longtime favorites like the Trefoil (“boring”) rated 6 and the Do-Si-Do (“bland”) 5. The new Toffee-tastic was simply a “bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland.”

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