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GRANITE VIEWS ALLYSON RYDER

Leave no trace Some of my favorite ways to describe summer in New Hampshire are with four-letter words: hike, bike, swim, golf. As a person who spends a fair amount of time outdoors, I know one four-letter word that dampens my spirits and diminishes my enthusiasm for being outside: tick. I grew up in a rural part of New Hampshire where many of my days were spent romping through the woods with my dogs. Ticks were not a part of my vocabulary then as we rarely found them on our animals and especially not on us. But times are different and the reality of climate change is starting to become undeniable even to the staunch critics. Gov. Sununu said that New Hampshire will not be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance because he feels like the pact is not applicable to us. For a state that relies heavily on its natural landscape for economic and personal opportunities, this could prove to be a big mistake. Opting out of any effort to preserve our resources not only shows a lack of leadership but could adversely affect our future. His decision could put us in a position where our natural landscape is no longer an asset to tourists and residents alike. The influx of ticks is already affecting the quality of life for many of us. My once peaceful walks in the woods are now filled with anxiety as I worry about rubbing up against too much grass or pondering the number of ticks that I’ll need to pick off my dogs. New Hampshire Public Radio recently reported about the moose population and the effect climate change has on their health and vitality. The study argued that, one day, New Hampshire’s environment may not be conducive to supporting this iconic beast. We all, as residents, recognize the importance of ensuring that our outdoor time is as enjoyable as possible. Whether it’s hiking, hunting, fishing or even golfing, we are experiencing only a taste of what could happen if we are unable to slow climate change. The more these changes affect our natural landscape, the more we are driven from experiencing the outdoors, and the more likely we are to feel disconnected to the land that we call home. Although we cannot do it alone, we all can do our part to try to curb the man-made portion of climate change. Our state’s leaders can fund and support efforts to diversify energy, we can continue to reduce our footprint through recycling and waste management, and we can all try to make small sacrifices needed to leave the world a better place. Allyson Ryder is a resident of New Hampshire’s Seacoast and serves the state in a variety of capacities on several statewide boards and nonprofits. She can be reached by email at almryder@outlook.com.

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ON THE COVER 12 HOT DOG! Few people will make it through summer without eating one, so we doggedly went in search of the best ways to make ‘em, from the meats to the toppings to the buns. We also got a frank look at Manchester’s key role in hot-dog history, and we found some unique sausages for those who want a more robust taste in their bun. ALSO ON THE COVER, you could put chili on a hot dog, or you can eat it on its own; you can do the latter at the annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Festival at Pats Peak, p. 36. Find fun for the whole family in Kiddie Pool, p. 27, or make it an antiques weekend, p. 26.

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One of the many revelations that emerged from the release by the Washington Post Aug. 3 of phone call transcripts of Donald Trump talking with the leaders of Mexico and Australia is a less than flattering characterization Trump made about the Granite State. He told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in January, “I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den.” Trump won the Republican primary in New Hampshire but lost the state to Hillary Clinton in the general election. The quote immediately triggered outrage and pushback among state leaders, including prominent Republicans. The fully Democratic congressional delegation was the first to speak out. Sen. Maggie Hassan called Trump’s comment “disgusting” in a tweet and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen tweeted that it was “absolutely unacceptable” for the president to talk about New Hampshire in this way and said it was a “gross misrepresentation” of the state and the epidemic. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter took the opportunity to criticize Trump for failing to “help us fight the opioid epidemic” and Rep. Annie Kuster called his comments “ignorant and insulting,” according to released statements. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu also weighed in, saying in a press release, “The President is wrong. It’s disappointing his mischaracterization of this epidemic ignores the great things this state has to offer.”

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A court hearing was held Monday, Aug. 7, to review a challenge made by two lawmakers and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire to the secretary of state’s intention to provide voter information to President Trump’s election fraud commission, the AP reported. It was resolved in court the same day. According to court filings, the state is arguing Secretary of State Bill Gardner is treating the request by the commission as a Right to Know request. But Republican state Rep. Neal Kurk and Demo-

cratic state Sen. Bette Lasky are arguing Gardner doesn’t have the authority to give the names, addresses and voting history to the Trump administration. The two parties compromised by allowing Gardner to provide scanned, unsearchable PDFs of voter checklists rather than a digital database.

A 191-year-old building in New Hampton is slated for demolition, NHPR reported. The white Grange Hall building had been used in the past as a schoolhouse, chapel and community center. A $150,000 plan for the town to save the building failed by 37 votes.

ton Globe report highlighted the details of a whistleblower complaint by facility doctors alleging inadequate care. Shulkin toured the facility, met with staff and talked with some of the whistleblowers. Near the end of his The Concord zoning board has approved plans to creday-long visit on Aug. 4, Shulkin CONCORD ate the city’s first permanent also announced he had removed a mosque, the Concord Monitor third top official, Carol Williams, reported. The Islamic Society the director of nursing and patient of Greater Concord plans to care services, NHPR reported. It’s repurpose a vacant industrial Mental hospital building on North Main Street The state and Dartmouth- a move whistleblowers had been Hooksett and demolish an abutting calling for. Hitchcock have arrived at a house to create a parking settlement over staffing issues lot. The plan goes before the at New Hampshire Hospital, a Prison drugs planning board for a site plan Goffstown review next. An analysis by the Concord state-run psychiatric facility that Dartmouth is contracted to staff. Monitor shows that an apparent The AP reported Dartmouth has uptick in drugs in state prisons MANCHESTER agreed to credit the state $75,000 is in fact an uptick in drug testand spend up to $77,500 on an ing. The Monitor reported that The Nashua Region Solid independent review. The state the percentage of inmates testing Bedford Waste Management District is renewed its contract with Dart- positive for drugs has remained sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection at the mouth last August, which was not virtually the same over five years, Derry Merrimack Pelham Municipal Amherst Building despite thousands of additionwithout controversy at the time. on Saturday, Aug. 26. AccordA group of psychiatric staff pro- al tests. There was a significant Londonderry ing to aMilford press release, there tested the contract for what they rise in drug tests from 25,790 in is a $10 user fee per vehicle described as a cut in compensa- 2014 to 90,583 in 2016. Prison and residents in neighboring communities are welcome to tion and quit after the deal was officials said the drug of choice participate. NASHUA struck. Then, this past May, Gov. is suboxone, which is produced Chris Sununu fired the hospi- by pharmaceutical companies as tal’s CEO when it was discovered a sublingual strip, making it easiDartmouth had only staffed eight er to smuggle and hide. to 10 general psychiatrists out of the 11 required and didn’t report also allegedly paid kickbacks to stickers will be affixed to the lowthat to government officials. Pharma settlement prescribers. Celgene is paying a er driver’s side corner as of Oct. Dartmouth also hadn’t assigned a The state will receive total of about $280 million to the 1. The move is intended to avoid geriatric psychiatrist. $70,808.24 as part of a multi-state states and federal government. any obstruction for new crash settlement with pharmaceutiavoidance technology that’s being cal company Celgene Corp., Supreme court installed in the current sticker Inspection stickers A new associate justice of the the attorney general’s office location in newer vehicles. The The New Hampshire DepartNew Hampshire Supreme Court announced. The case settled allestickers will change in appearance ment of Motor Vehicles is moving was sworn in on the morning of gations that Celgene engaged in where your inspection sticker as well, with the month and year Tuesday, Aug. 8. The AP reported a marketing scheme promoting will be stuck to your car. Accordexpiration date printed on them as off-label uses for its drugs ThaloBarbara “Bobbie” Hantz Marcoing to a press release, inspection mid and Revlimid. The company well as a hologram. ni is replacing retiring Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy. During her confirmation hearing, she received the praise of many KEENE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL FANS in the legal community. Hantz SIG SAUER Keene city officials have given the green light The Dallas Police Department announced it Marconi recently served on Gov. for organizers to put on another pumpkin feswill stop using a popular pistol manufactured Chris Sununu’s judicial selection tival after two years away from its original by New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer. NHPR commission.

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Past attempts to weed out temporary residents or campaign workers included bills that would have done away with same-day registration and defined “domicile” as having lived in New Hampshire for 30 days before election day. That is not what this law does. People in New Hampshire are still going to be able to register on the same day as the election, and vote even if they don’t have their “proof” of domicile with them that day. But the spirit of the 30-day rule lives on in the way in which officials will now start to define temporary voters and enforce the new proof requirements. So, what does a voter need bring in order to register? David Scanlan, the deputy secretary of state, said if you go into the town offices to register prior to 30 days before election day, you need to show an ID with an address in that town or city ward. Absent an ID, you can show a government issued check, a federal picture ID or a vehicle registration. If you don’t have those, the clerk will instruct you to

leave and come back with one of those documents. If you don’t have those, you can use other forms of documentation to state your intent to make your physical address your domicile. For college students, this can be a letter from their university or dorm supervisor. Homebuyers can show evidence of a recent purchase; renters who have a lease longer than 30 days can show lease documents, and utility bills sent to that address will also suffice. Someone who registers within 30 days of an election or on election day and doesn’t have their proof of domicile will be able to fill out a different form. Scanlan said the first page is essentially the same but Page 2 replaces the old domicile affidavit, which he said has been part of New Hampshire law since the late 1970s. Instead, the voter agrees to supply the required documents within 10 days. If the town clerk’s office isn’t open for 20 hours or more each week, that deadline gets extended to 30 days. In practice, one does not need to reside in their address for 30 days ahead of an election so long as they demonstrate their “intent” to stick around as this law defines it. It defines being in the state for temporary purposes as being here for fewer than 30 days, unless intent to domicile is otherwise proven, and is here for tourism, visiting family and friends, performing short-term work, volunteering or working to influence voters. Failure to provide the necessary documents in the time given will result in local town officials sending notices to individuals about removing their names from the checklist. Then it triggers a sort of follow-up investigation. “If they don’t provide that information then … the local election officials are authorized to follow up on that, either by reviewing documents that are already in the town records … or they would be authorized to visit the voter’s location … to confirm that that person resides there,” Scanlan said. An earlier version of the bill allowed for towns to use police as part of this process, but that language was removed from the final version over concerns that it intimidated voters. 7


New website launches for tech groups large and small By Ryan Lessard

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New Hampshire’s growing technologybased economy has marched forward with many parallel organizations designed to help that tech ecosystem thrive with advocacy, events and spaces for startups to incubate. Now, a new website, nhtechhub.com, combines all the local tech news, meetups, events and job listings in a single place. “We have a lot of great tech in New Hampshire. We have technologists, tech employers, tech events. However, we haven’t really had, as a statewide resource, one place to keep track of it all,” said Joshua Cyr, the founder of NH Tech Hub. Cyr is well-connected in the local tech scene. Currently, he’s the director of the startup accelerator program at Alpha Loft in Manchester. And Cyr says he is constantly getting phone calls from businesses looking for freelance or full-time employees, or from tech workers who are looking to move to the state and need a job. Even after he launched the site on Monday, July 24, he had three people reach out to him that very same day, not knowing the site existed, looking for skilled employees or a job. “That really helped solidify in my mind that there was a market need here in New Hampshire for that,” Cyr said. His site provides a listing of tech jobs from local employers, a resource directory of local businesses, local tech news he curates and links to primary source articles, events organized by groups like the NH High Tech Council or Live Free and Start, and smaller meetups for Wordpress or Salesforce professionals or indie video game developers.

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Scanlan said it’s too early to say how big an effect these new requirements will have on the workload of town clerks and other municipal officers tasked with enforcing them. He said it’s safe to say some additional resources will be needed. “But until we actually do it, we don’t know to what degree,” Scanlan said. In the worst-case scenario, communities could be saddled with long lists of names of same-day registrants and others who promised to bring in papers later, resulting in a mini-census effort to confirm people lived where they said they lived. Some smaller-scale elections will help to give them a sense of how easy or hard it will be. Manchester has a primary election for city positions on Sept. 19, during which there will also be a primary for the District 15 state

“There’s other websites and resources that do this in other parts of the country but not for New Hampshire,” Cyr said. Currently, the site has news articles about a Portsmouth retail store that will only accept cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. Upcoming events on the site include a Manchester recap of the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Aug. 14 and a meet and greet organized by the local chapter of the International Game Developers Association in Manchester on Aug. 29. One of the most unique features is the job listings and freelance directory. Cyr, who previously worked as a tech freelancer, said a person can make a decent living bouncing from gig to gig, which can include things like sprucing up a company website or signing up for a six-month development contract. Freelancers can list their info on the site for free but employers pay a “moderate fee” for listing their openings. The for-profit site also makes money from ads. Cyr said it’s easy for people to get stuck in their own little bubble, but with a site like this, a software developer who is more familiar with the app scene in Manchester may stumble into the biotech scene in the Seacoast or vice versa. “Inherent in every network is sort of the limited bias of our own network,” Cyr said. “A project like this helps broaden that network and awareness.” Cyr isn’t ruling out organizing some events of his own down the road, but this is a side project for him. He said he still has a day job and not enough bandwidth to do that yet. “I’ve organized tech conferences on cruise ships in the past. I enjoy that sort of stuff,” Cyr said.

rep special election. And there’s also a special election for District 9 state rep. Scanlan said the secretary of state’s office is not tracking the additional hours spent enforcing the rules, but they will be listening to town officials and observing polling stations. Mike O’Brien with America Votes-New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights said the new rules could result in long lines at the polling stations, which could deter voters. He also said confusion around the bill and fear of a $5,000 fine if they don’t think they can return the papers in 10 or 30 days are likely to scare away voters. “We have confidence that our local election officials will do all they can to ensure a smooth process on election day but as the process becomes more complicated for voters it becomes more complicated for election workers as well,” O’Brien said in an email.

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myself was attracted to hospice work for reasons I don’t know. My wife had hospice care at the end of her life, so I was familiar with the philosophy and the wonderful care that they provide. And then I had to take Courtesy photo. a course to become a volunteer at hospice. And once that was completed, which was two years ago last month, we started visiting hospice house on Friday mornings. And we’ve been up there every Friday morning for two years, with the exception of one. I had to go to the emergency room and the person who took me took my dog and took it into the office of hospice Let’s talk about your volunteer work in house. So Lola’s been there every Friday for hospice and bereavement care. How did two years. I missed one. [Lola] has a very gentle nature about her. you first get into that? Well, Lola came to us in 2009. She was 3 What kind of dog is Lola? years old. She was our granddaughter’s dog Well, she’s got pit bull in her, she’s got and she couldn’t keep her anymore. So we took Lola and then my wife died in 2011. I rottweiler in her and she’s got other bloodspent a couple of years trying to figure out lines that I frankly don’t know. She’s not a what I was going to do with the rest of my small dog. She weighs over 70 pounds. … life and how I was going to do it. … I want- [She’s] brown with a dark brown hood and ed it to have something to do with my dog. light brown around the face, [and] a very I went to a dog trainer and asked if this dog active tail. had the potential of being a therapy dog and When she comes to hospice, how do the the trainer said, ‘Yes, but you’ve got a lot of work to do.’ So we started going to dog patients respond to her? If a patient is sitting on a chair, she may training classes after we moved to Concord in February, 2014. She was qualified as a lay on their feet, or she may not. We’ve had therapy dog by Therapy Dog International some patients who have insisted that we get her on the bed with them. We put down a in March of 2015. pillowcase and put her up on the bed and Why did you have her go through that she lays down and snuggles next to them so they can pet her. … When a dog accepts process? What was the idea behind it? I wanted to do something that was mean- you, it doesn’t make any difference who ingful and I wanted to do it with my dog. She you are. became very close to me and I’ve always I understand you also facilitate mindful been active in community affairs, no matter where I lived. And I became active in meditation. Can you describe that process? Meditation can be defined as paying hospice in about 2000 in Manchester. But my wife became ill and I had to leave that. attention to the present moment on purI just saw that my dog had a propensity to pose without judgment. And it’s a process deal with people, make them happy. And I of calming the mind, making us more aware. What groups generally do and what our groups do is we sit for 15 or 20 minWHAT ARE YOU REALLY INTO utes, following our breath, following our RIGHT NOW? breath, our mind wanders, bring it back Picking blueberries. I love blueberries. … to the breath. It’s a very calming process, I used to go to Berrybogg Farm, which and they’ve demonstrated that there’s many is in Strafford, and pick blueberries. … I health effects to be gained by it. picked 60 pounds last year. — Ryan Lessard


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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX More turkeys Hunters in New Hampshire enjoyed the second-largest turkey hunt in state history, the AP reported. Wildlife biologist Ted Walski tracks the turkey harvest each year. He said hunters brought in 4,482 turkeys this year, which comes in just under the record 4,550 harvested in 2013. The Wildlife Management Unit with the most turkeys counted (681) was located north of Route 4 to Lake Winnipesaukee, according to the story. There are 18 such Wildlife Management Units in the state. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The turkey population has been on the rise in New Hampshire, with an estimated 40,000 statewide.

Veterans cemetery up for discussion New Hampshire may get a new veterans cemetery, according to NHPR. Officials are considering a 20-acre federally owned plot of land in the town of Stark, formerly occupied by a prisoner of war camp from World War II, the state’s only prisoner of war camp. New Hampshire currently has only one veterans cemetery, in Boscawen. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Director of the Stark Heritage Center Dennis Lunn told NHPR that the site isn’t well-known by locals but attracts history buffs from around the world.

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N.H. fifth-worst state for student debt A new state ranking by WalletHub looking at student loan indebtedness and grant and student work opportunities scored New Hampshire fifth place overall for most student debt. The state was ranked second in indebtedness, which included statistics that placed it first in average student debt and and first in proportion of students with debt. Under the grant and student work opportunities category, New Hampshire ranked 39th. QOL Score: -1 Comment: The study compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 10 key metrics. QOL score: 82 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 84 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at news@hippopress.com.

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Time for a little housecleaning for this cluttered sports mind. It’s incredible Bud Selig just got enshrined in the Hall of Fame after looking the other way for over a decade on steroid use because all the balls flying out were good for business. Then magically he transformed into an anti-steroid hawk only because Congress was lurking around on the issue with embarrassing public hearings. Meanwhile Bonds, Clemens, McGwire et al. are kept out. Booooooo! Speaking of being banished from the Hall. When a good friend of mine with health issues passed away a few years ago, another friend said, “I’m shocked but not surprised.” I’ll use that same phrase for allegations made by a woman in depositions for his defamation lawsuit against investigator John Dowd, who nailed him for his baseball gambling, that Pete Rose had sex with her at 14 or 15 in the 1970s. A tax cheat felon who gambled on baseball, now being accused of having sex with a minor. What a guy — definitely Hall material. You tell me what this incredible stat from the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin means. Only seven starters and 21 players overall remain from the 53 on the roster when the Patriots beat Seattle in the Super Bowl just two seasons ago. Usually when a Super Bowl team is turned over it’s because it was an aging team’s last hurrah or they got killed by defections from salary cap decisions. Not the case here. So does it mean having the league’s best quarterback is even more important than most think? Or that Coach B’s team-building is far better than it’s given credit for? Because after turning over 60 percent of a Super Bowl winning team and an astonishing 69 percent of starters in two seasons, he’s now got one favored to win the SB again, with

better odds to do it than the one he turned over. For the record I think it says he’s not only the NFL’s best coach, he’s its best GM as well. I can’t tell you how much I hate this baseball rule. Craig Kimbrel enters the ninth inning with the Sox leading Cleveland 9-8 and promptly gives up three hits and two runs to cough up the lead. In the bottom half Christian Vazquez hits a three-run walk-off homer to win, which makes the guy who blew the lead and nearly the game the winning pitcher. Since all the pitchers were ineffective I’m not sure who should get the win. But it certainly shouldn’t be someone who pitches horribly to cough up the lead in the ninth and is only still in to get the W because the Sox won it before they could get him out of the game. Speaking of Kimbrel: I know his numbers are incredible as he’s had a fantastic year. But in the biggest moments I still don’t trust him as I did Koji in 2013 or Yankee Nation did with Mariano Rivera. For those guys, it was game over when they came in. With Kimbrel, I have a rumbling in my gut in big moments, as I did right before Matt Holliday took him deep in the ninth at Fenway to blow that spectacular effort by Chris Sale vs. the Yanks in mid-July. Each time I see Rick Pitino get into trouble, as Louisville is once again, I can’t help thinking of the line he used to preach at his young Celtics players as if he were Moses talking to the flock: “If you tell the truth it becomes part of your past. If you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future.” Rick’s future now has probation in it. I’m shocked — shocked! Here’s one more reason I don’t think the media did much more than pile on David Price after his immature verbal assault on the more popular Dennis Eckersley. All I saw afterward was Price hasn’t been

half the pitcher Eck was. The only problem is it’s just not true. Most focus on the end of Eck’s career after he became a closer, which I’ll address in a minute. But all Price can be compared against in this argument is what each did to this point in a 10-year career. And guess what. Price’s (at least in the regular season) are better than the Eck’s first 10, when he was a starter. Wins: Price 126, Eck 134. Losses: Price 68, Eck 111. Winning percentage: Price .649, Eck .541. ERA: Price 3.24, Eck 3.65. 20-Win Seasons (harder to get today): Price 1, Eck 1. 200 Strikeout Seasons: Price 5, Eck 1, even 200, in 1976. Cy Young Awards: Price 1, Eck 0. I’m not trying to knock the Eck with any of this, but as for his later success as a closer. it’s overrated in a way. Not that he wasn’t great at it, but I suspect if you take almost any top-of-the-rotation starter like Price and make them a closer they’d thrive. As John Smoltz did when arm issues forced him to a reduced-innings role as Atlanta’s closer in ’02, ’03 and ’04 when he had 55 45, and 44 saves. And, what do you think Pedro would have done as a one-inning pitcher 70 times a year? “Yikes” comes to mind. Plus, all but Eck of the five relievers/closers in the Hall — Eck, Hoyt Wilhelm, Goose Gossage, Bruce Sutter and Rollie Fingers — were failed starters. Ditto for Rivera. And you can ask Daniel Bard how it works out going from closer to starter. The only one I can think of who did that well was Derek Lowe. Hard to believe, but this is the 50th anniversary of the Red Sox Impossible Dream Season of 1967. With five teams in it until the final week of the season it was the best pennant race of my lifetime and probably in baseball history. August and September were particularly drama-filled — which we’ll follow day by day next week. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress.com.

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Beverly, Mass. Thumbs Up: To the late Central and SNHU star Sam Carey after seeing what his sad passing has inspired by those who loved him at last Friday’s evolving sixth annual Sam Carey Classic. It now includes a college alumni legends game and high school stars game to fund the Sam Carey Summer League at Sheridan-Emmett courts. Thumbs Up II: To retired Patriot Rob Ninkovich after an exemplary eight years as a teammate, leader and being a versatile, productive, clutch player who always seemed to do his job. Sports 101 Answer: With his 3,621st hit Pete Rose went past the great Stan Musial’s mathematically symmetrical 3,620 where 1,810 came on the road and 1,810 came at home in St. Louis. On This Date – Aug. 10: 1901 – Frank Isabell leaves a record 11 White Sox teammates on base. 1969 – eventual 325-game winner Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak in his rookie season with the Dodgers with a 3-2 win over Chicago. 1984 – Race favorite Mary Decker’s chance to win the 3,000 meter run at the L.A. Olympic games evaporate moments after it starts when she goes face-first onto the track after tripping on the heel of barefoot South African runner Zola Budd.

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I’m shocked — shocked! Famed line from the major Hollywood motion picture Casablanca. It’s said when generally looking-the-other-way police Captain Renault (Claude Rains) appeases dirty rotten Nazi major Heinrich Strasser by shutting down Humphrey Bogart’s joint after underground leader Victor Laszlo spit in Strasser’s eye by leading defiant patrons in a rousing version of the French national anthem. So Renault blows his whistle and announces “Everybody is to leave here immediately,” saying, “I’m shocked — shocked! — to find that gambling is going on here” — right before a waiter hands him his winnings/ nightly bribe. Claude Rains: Suave, five times betrothed English actor famed for roles in Casablanca, The Invisible Man, Notorious, Lawrence of Arabia and Mr. Smith Goes To Washington who somehow managed to get buried in Laconia, N.H., of all places after he died. Hoyt Wilhelm: Ageless knuckleballer who lasted in the majors until 49 after not getting there until he was 29. Overall, he was 143-122, with a 2.55 ERA and 228 saves in stints with the Giants, Cardinals, Indians, Orioles, White Sox, Angels, Cubs, Braves and Dodgers where he pitched in more games than anyone in history — mainly as a “reliever” who finished games by pitching multiple innings, like with the NY Giants in ’52 when he was 15-3 out of the pen. He did pitch a no-hitter for Baltimore in 1958 and was 15-11 with a 2.19 ERA in 27 starts a year later. But it was back to the pen after that.

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A look at the toppings and meats that make up this quintessential summer food Fun fact: According to a recent episode of Celebrity Family Feud, the majority of people surveyed think it takes just six bites to eat a 6-inch hot dog. Based on that totally unscientific theory, it would make sense, then, to make those bites count. We talked to local hot-dog-making pros about the best meats

and toppings, plus how to cook your dog and the bun to your satisfaction. If you’re looking for a heartier dish, we also found some unique sausages — think cheesy, spicy, and blueberry-filled — that you can get from farms and butchers. So whether you take six bites or 16, use this guide to find the flavors you crave.

What goes into making a great hot dog By Angie Sykeny

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From dense and beefy hot dogs to juicy dogs with a snap, the classic food can vary widely in flavor and texture, based largely on what it’s made with and how it’s cooked.

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Denis Huard, who worked for the former Schonland hot dog company in Manchester (now Kayem Foods, based in

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Massachusetts) for 33 years and currently owns DH’s Doghouse in Manchester, says there are two main kinds of hot dogs: those made with a mix of pork and beef and those made with all beef. “To me, there is a huge difference,” he said “An all-beef frank is very dry and gritty because it’s nothing but straight beef and spices. But when you have the beef and the pork together, it makes it moist and juicy. … Personally, I’d take the beef and pork over the all-beef any day, but it’s all a matter of preference.”

The pork and beef hot dog has become the hot dog of choice for many ballparks, including Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. “We use Kayem hot dogs to service the entire stadium. … “[They are] all natural, all beef and pork hot dogs, prepared on flat-top grills or a propane grill,” Kyle Lindquist, director of food and beverage, said. “The hot dog is the perfect baseball food. … Nothing beats a Kayem hot dog at a ball game.”

In addition to pork and beef and all-beef hot dogs, The Flying Butcher in Amherst offers a gourmet hot dog made with wagyu, a high-quality Japanese beef. It’s possible that people wouldn’t taste the difference between a pork and beef hot dog and an all-beef hot dog, Flying Butcher Manager Mike Ardagna said, but the difference between those and a hot dog made with wagyu is undeniable. “The wagyu definitely tastes much better,” he said. “In general, it has more flavor because it’s more fatty and the quality of


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the meat is better overall.” Huard said that when he first started working with hot dogs years ago, hot dogs with beef, pork and veal were another popular option, but because the price of veal has gone up since then, it’s typically replaced with chicken. But there’s a downside to using chicken, he said. “While the chicken makes it a lot milder, when you have a hot dog with chicken, it turns green when you steam it, and it’s not appealing to the eye,” he said. There are also allchicken, all-turkey and vegan hot dogs made with non-meat products, but it’s arguable whether or not those are “true” hot dogs. “They’re supposed to be healthier for you, but all that makes them a hot dog is that they’re in a hot dog shape,” Huard said. “Personally, if I have a hot dog, I want a real hot dog, and that’s beef and pork.” The hot dog casing also contributes to the overall quality of the dog. A natural casing is the most common, in which the hot dog meat is stuffed into a tube made from the inner lining of cleaned-out sheep intestines. This is what gives many hot dogs that iconic snap when you bite into them. “The [all-beef] hot dog usually has a pretty thick casing and does have a big snap on it, but that can be undesirable for some people. Kids, especially, are not big fans,” Ardagna said. “The regular [pork and beef] hot dog has a casing, it’s not a thick casing or a thick snap, so that’s what we recommend for people getting hot dogs for a big party with kids and adults.” For those who want no snap (or don’t like the idea of eating sheep intestines),

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As far as cooking methods, there are two main ones: steaming and grilling. There isn’t much difference except that grilling gives the hot dog skin grill marks and the slightly more charred flavor that comes with that. You can’t go wrong with steaming, Huard said, unless you steam the hot dog for too long; then, the casing gets tougher and has less of a snap. Ultimately, it’s a DENIS HUARD matter of what the hot dog eater is used to and likes better. “In my business, 90 percent of people want a steamed dog, but it’s all about their personal preference,” Huard said. “If you grew up eating steamed dogs, you eat steamed dogs. If you grew up eating grilled, you eat grilled.”

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“I couldn’t show up to work without my chili or I’d be in big trouble with all my regulars,” Peters said. Her chili doesn’t have any beans and it isn’t spicy, she said. And she uses a mild cheese sauce. Shawn Bouchard, the owner of Double GRETCHEN PETERS D Dogs in Wilton, said chili and cheese is his top seller and probably the most traditional arrangement for New England. “That is definitely the biggest seller. Then, I would have to probably say sauerkraut is also a very big seller,” Bouchard said. “Certainly, chili and cheese is a New England thing.” He uses all kinds of cheeses for toppings, such as Velveeta, Swiss, American and mozzarella. One particular hot dog on his menu is the Reuben Rottweiler, which includes sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and a line of Thousand Island dressing. Another popular topping Bouchard likes to add to hot dogs is bacon. A menu item called the Scooby Dog is made with a fresh strip of bacon, chili and cheese. “People love bacon on their hot dogs,” Bouchard said. For New England customers, Bouchard said, celery salt is also a popular seasoning. Occasionally, Peters has customers who ask for mayonnaise or coleslaw, but those items spoil easily in the heat so she doesn’t

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back to German practices. The former W.F. Schonland Co. in Manchester, known for its natural-casing franks, was at one time the largest hot dog seller in northern New England, according to Eugene Van Loan, whose great-greatgrandfather Carl Heinrich Schonland founded the factory in 1883. 16

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it a special flavor. … “Ninety-nine percent of every other hot dog you would ever buy is what they call an artificial casing, meaning it is not created by forcing the meat into a sheep’s gut using the spout from a stuffing machine, but rather forced into some kind of semi-plastic.” Herb Langer, a longtime production manager for the Schonland Co., said it grew into more than just a meat-packing factory over the years, buying other local companies and manufacturing other meats like hams, chicken pies and pork pies, and other stuffed meats like bologna and liverEUGENE VAN LOAN wurst in addition to frankfurters. The Schonland Company was eventually sold to the Massachusetts-based Kayem Foods in 1987. But the Schonland brand is still found on Kayem’s natural-casing hot dogs, which are available at the deli counters of most area supermarkets.

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If your palate craves something a little more robust than your typical hot dog, consider sausages — but not just any sausage. Sure, you can get the traditional sweet Italian, hot Italian or breakfast sausages at just about any local supermarket or butcher shop. But for something more outside the bun, here are a few local butcheries, farms and sausage makers that offer other unique flavors, with some ingredients you may not

have known can be made into a sausage, like blueberries, lamb, garlic, spinach, feta cheese, provolone cheese and more. Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, brothers-butcher.com) is a family-owned and -operated butcher shop that offers house-made sweet and hot sausages for $4.99, and garlic and cheese and Chinese sausages for $5.99. Choice Cuts Butcher Shop & More (707 Milford Road, Merrimack, 718-1262, Find them on Facebook) offers a variety

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of different homemade sausages that are packaged by the links, including blueberry breakfast sausage, hot Italian sausage, sweet Italian sausage, garlic and cheese sausage and spiced apple sausage.

house deli. Among the sausages made fresh every week are sweet Italian, hot Italian, kielbasa, and tomato and cheese. Prices for most of the sausages directly out of the service case are $4.99 per pound.

The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, theflyingbutcher.com) offers house-made sausages for $6.99 per pound, beer brats for $7.99 per pound and garlic lamb sausage for $8.99 per pound.

The Prime Butcher (201 Route 111, Hampstead, 329-7355; 58 Range Road, Windham, 893-2750, primebutcher.com) offers a wide variety of homemade beef and pork sausages that include a garlic and pecorino romano cheese sausage, a hot Italian sausage, a steak bomb sausage, and the “works” sausage, which includes peppers, onions, tomato, garlic, provolone and pecorino cheese. Prices for most pork sausages run at about $5.49 per pound, and $6.99 per pound for beef sausages.

The Happy Butchers (222 Elm St., Milford, 554-1339, thehappybutchers.com) offers a variety of homemade sausages that include basic lamb, chicken, pork, beef and Italian, as well as a sun-dried tomato basil and turkey sausage, and spinach and feta cheese chicken sausage, a sun-dried apricot and lamb sausage and much more. Costs for sausages average about $6.99 per pound. The Happy Butchers also offers a “Sausage of the Month Club” program in which mailing list members receive a coupon once a month for a discount on a different type of sausage each month. Lemay & Sons Beef (116 Daniel Plummer Road, Goffstown, 622-0022, lemayandsons-beef-bbq.com) offers several different kinds of homemade sausages that include sweet Italian, kielbasa, chorizo, breakfast and more. Prices usually range from $4 to $4.50 per pound. McKinnon’s Market & Super Butcher Shop (236 N. Broadway, Salem, 894-6328; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 5595714, mckinnonsmarket.com) offers homemade sweet, garlic & cheese, hot and Sicilian sausages, as well as a fresh Polish kielbasa. Mr. Steer Meats & More (27 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 434-1444, mrsteermeats.com) has been in business for more than four generations as a butcher shop and in-

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Short Creek Farm (18 Winding Hill Road, Northwood, shortcreeknh.com) handmakes its own sausages by breeding and raising its own pigs on the farm. Flavors include the maple breakfast sausage, made with maple syrup, sage, ginger and white pepper, the hot Italian sausage made with red wine and garlic, Mexican chorizo sausage with cilantro, cumin, tomato and garlic, and a wine and garlic sausage made with red wine, black pepper and garlic. Prices range from $12 to $14 per pound depending on the type of sausage. The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery (58 Route 27, Raymond, 244-2431, thetuckaway.com) has a selection of more than 20 different kinds of handmade sausages, using ingredients like roasted garlic, basil, jalapenos and mozzarella cheese.

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Journalist and poet Jeffrey Zygmont will appear at MainStreet BookEnds of Warner (16 E. Main St.) at 2 p.m. to present his companion books of poetry, White Mountain Poems and More White Mountain Poems. The poems use New Hampshire’s White Mountains as vehicles for telling stories about the relationship of humans with nature. Admission is free. Visit mainstreetbookends.com or call 456-2700.

DRINK: experimental brews Join IncrediBREW (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) for Big 3 Tweak, the next event in its xPerimental Brewing Series, on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. The mixing event will feature three of IncrediBREW’s most popular IPAs, including Teddy Hopper, Midnight Snack and Denali. Admission is $30 if you bring your own bottles, or $40 if you would like bottles to be provided. Visit incredibrew.com or call 891-2477.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

The second of two birdwatching programs featuring amateur naturalist T.J. Cullinane will be held at the Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway) at 6:30 p.m. This workshop will focus on predatory birds like the sharpskinned hawk and the barred owl. Admission is free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140.

BE MERRY: at Family Fest Intown Manchester and TD Bank will present the fifth annual Family Fest on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (723 Elm St., Manchester). This year’s theme is “Wizards and Fairies” and will feature activities, crafts, snacks and live performances all day long. Admission is free. Visit intownmanchester.com.

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ARTS Dark humor

Peacock Players take on Heathers By Kelly Sennott

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This weekend, the Peacock Players presents the ’80s cult-classic Heathers, which is about suicide, murder, homophobia, cliques and bullying. But this one’s a musical, and it’s funny — really. The teen company brings it to the Janice B. Streeter Theater stage Aug. 11 through Aug. 20 with the help of ’80s garb, a rock ’n’ roll score and a directing team made up of Artistic Director Keith Weirich (directing), Henry Kopczynskie II (musically directing) and Valerie Psoines Nelson (choreographing). Heathers: The Musical follows brainy teen misfit Veronica Sawyer, who hustles her way into the most powerful clique at Westerberg High: the shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing Heathers, named as such for its other three members, who all happen to be named Heather. But Veronica disapproves of the girls’ cruel behavior and, with her new boyfriend J.D., decides to confront the clique’s leader, Heather Chandler — but when they accidentally poison her, they cover it up as suicide. The show’s based on the 1988 film star- GraceAnn Kontak (Heather Duke), Eliza Richards (Heather Chandler), Mary Sullivan (Heather McNamara), and Aly ring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater and Aramento (Veronica Sawyer) star in the New Hampshire debut of Heathers: The Musical. features book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. It had reasons Weirich scooped up the rights as liked that it contained strong female charan off-Broadway run in 2014 but hasn’t yet soon as they became available. Also, the acters for his talented female teens, but to seen the Granite State, which is one of the students were begging for it. do it well, the directing team knew it would “They’re theater kids. I think they’re have to approach topics with care and always looking for new audition stuff. thoughtfulness. Heathers: The Musical They’re frequently grabbing me in the “For me, it gets to the heart of why teens Where: Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 office saying, ‘I want to show you some- even think about suicide. I mean, it’s all parCourt St., Nashua thing on YouTube,’” Weirich said. “But I ody, but it really is grounded in some real When: Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.; Saturwas worried about the content. Just because pain,” Weirich said. “Not much has realday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 13, high school kids want to do something, it ly changed in high school over the last at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.; doesn’t mean they should.” 30 years. … I was shocked at how much Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. The company has kind of garnered a they really did identify with the tenor and 19, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. reputation for producing edgy content, message of the show. … The jocks, the prepAdmission: $12-$17 particularly for teens, from 2015’s Chica- pies, the goths, the punk rockers, the head Contact: 886-7000, peacockplayers.org go to 2014’s Spring Awakening. Weirich bangers, the bookworms, the drama nerds —

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all these cliques are still rather prevalent.” Costumes are vibrant and reflective of the time period, with big hair and shoulder pads, each Heather sporting a different color. Sets are minimal, but what is onstage has a destroyed quality to echo the “damaged” theme of the story, with splintered platforms and cracks running throughout. Pretty much everyone came into rehearsals knowing music and lines, including Aly Aramento, who plays Veronica. She knew she wanted to audition as soon as the Peacock Players announced this season’s lineup. “For me, it’s hard to find shows where the lead doesn’t sing so musical theatery but more pop rock, which is more my style,” Aly Aramento said. To her surprise, auditions also attracted her mother, Lynda Aramento, who used to run youth theater and perform at the Palace Theatre. She landed the part of Veronica’s mother. “Initially, I thought [my mom] would not be super into it. But she listened to the album, came to me and said, ‘I love this, and I want to be part of this.’ At first I thought it was funny. My mom wants to do this show? That’s so weird,” Aly Aramento said. It’s their first time performing together, and so far, they’re enjoying it. Lynda Aramento said she’s very proud of her daughter and struck by how seriously the cast, ages 16 to adult, is taking the production. “I see her as a little more grown up than I did before due to the nature of the role. I appreciate the amount of work she’s put into it,” Lynda Aramento said. “For me, it was at first a little shocking — the content, and what she was going to have to do in the show, and honestly, there’s one scene that I just won’t even watch. … Other than that, I’m really comfortable with it. I have to remember it’s theater. I think it has a strong message that needs to be spoken about … and I hope it will spark some conversations.”

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Looking for more art, theater and classical music? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Theater Productions • PORTSMOUTH UNDERBELLY TOUR Join accused spy Silas Deane and tavern wench Olive Madbury as they take attendees of the tour back and history and tell the stories the city would like to forget. Every Monday and Saturday at 6 p.m., July 1. Starts at the cor-

ner of State and Pleasant St. The Rusty Hammer, 49 Pleasant St., Portsmouth. $15. Call 978-6837745. • THE PRODUCERS Peterborough Players production. Aug. 3-Aug. 13. Peterborough Players Theatre, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 9247585.

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• MARY POPPINS Prescott Park production. June 23-Aug. 20. Thursdays through Sundays. Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Suggested donation. Visit prescottpark.org. • THE GRADUATE Winnipesaukee Playhouse production. Aug. 2 through Aug. 12. Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Visit

winniplayhouse.org. • THE HEIST Outcast Productions show. Aug. 4-13. Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $12. Visit playersring. org. • TOWARD ZERO Barnstormers Theatre production. Aug. 10-Aug. 19. Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main St., Tamworth. $13.50-$36.50. Visit barnstorm-

erstheatre.org. Call 323-8500. • HEATHERS Peacock Players production. Aug. 11-Aug. 20. Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Visit peacockplayers.org or call 8892330. • THE WHOLE SHEBANG & BOB’S DATE Two one-act plays. Aug. 4-Aug. 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sun-

days at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com. Call 938-5158. • TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Outdoor Twelfth Night. Sat., Aug. 5; Sun., Aug. 6; Sat., Aug. 12; Sun., Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Depot Square Park, Peterborough. Free.


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• On closing night: The last play of the season for Andy’s Summer Playhouse is Posted!, a story about cyberbullying written by Owen O’Reilly with music by Duncan Pelletier and direction by Andy’s Artistic Director Jared Mezzocchi. It happens at the summer theater, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, with showtimes Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. The story follows a fictional Andy’s kid named Rebecca whose family announces it’s moving to the West Coast on closing night at Andy’s Summer Playhouse. When they arrive, Rebecca is confronted with the dire realities of making new friends in the halls at school and via social media. Mezzocchi said via email the production also features Andy’s alumni. Admission is $16 for adults and $8 for kids 18 and younger. For more information, call 654-2613, visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or email andyssummerplayhouse@gmail.com. • Deadline extended: The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards has been extended to Friday, Aug. 18. The awards recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of our state. Nominations can be

• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Ballet Misha production. Sun., Aug. 13, at 2 & 6 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. $20. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. • THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA Peterborough Players production. Aug. 16-Aug. 27. Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org or call 924-7585. • BALLAD OF A GRATEFUL HEART Featuring writer, performer, chef James Haller in this performance memoir. Thurs., Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., Aug. 31, at 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 22, at 2 & 7:30 p.m. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. $20. Visit actonenh.org. Call 300-2986. • THREE SHORT PLAYS Granite State Playwright Workshop. Aug. 18-Aug. 27. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com.

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made by an individual, group, organization or business. Awards categories include arts education, arts in health, creative communities, distinguished arts leadership, folk heritage and the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, which is a lifetime achievement award. To nominate, visit nh.gov. • NH’s commissioned composer: The New Hampshire Music Teachers Association chose Romeo Melloni as its “commissioned composer,” according to a recent press release. Each year, the Music Teachers National Association offers all 51 state affiliates the opportunity to commission new works from selected composers within their state through the Commissioned Composer program, which works to encourage the generation and performance of new music. Melloni, who has been working on a composition, “Clarinet Sonata,” the past year, takes it to the stage Saturday, Oct. 14, at the 2017 NHMTA’s Quad State Convention in Concord, where it will be performed by Elizabeth Blood and Stephanie Ratte-Jenkins. Melloni also teaches piano, music theory and composition at the Manchester Community Music School. — Kelly Sennott

• LIVING THROUGH Theaterography production. Aug. 18-Aug. 27. Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $12. Visit playersring.org. • LEND ME A TENOR Majestic Theatre. Fri., Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. $10-$15. Visit majestictheatre.net. Call 669-7469. • WILD PARTY Nashua Actorsingers production. Aug. 25-27. Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua. Visit actorsingers.org. • THE LENDING DOLL Musical by William Ogmundson and Tom Dunn. Fri., Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 26, at 3 and 7 p.m. Whipple Town Hall, New London. Visit alchemistsworkshops.com. • WITTENBERG Peterborough Players production. Aug. 30-Sept. 10. Peterborough Players Theatre, 55 Hadley Road,

Peterborough. $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 9247585. • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW New England College production. Adapted by Don Melander. Fri., Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. New England College Mainstage Theatre, 58 Depot Road, Henniker. $15. Visit nec.edu. Email opendoortheatre@nec.edu. Art Events • DERRY HOMEGROWN FARM & ARTISAN MARKET Locally-made food, art and crafts. June 7 through Sept. 20. Wednesdays room 3 to 7 p.m. 1 W. Broadway, Derry. Visit derryhomegrown.org. • ART MARKET Hosted by Creative Framing Solutions and StudioVerne. Thursdays from 3-8 p.m. Nutfield Lane, Manchester. Visit creativeframingsolutions.com or studioverne.com.

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Where: East Gallery of Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth When: Aug. 2 through Aug. 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Meet the artists: Murray and Woodward will be at the gallery for a meet-and-greet on Fridays, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visit: nhartassociation.org

at a cafe sitting all alone looking really dejected. I stood across the street and started shooting, and on the bottom right of the shot you can see a pair of feet leaving, so it looks like someone just left,” Woodward said. “I wanted to capture that moment and the feeling of how he felt.” Murray said she and Woodward wanted the contrast between the color in the paintings and the black and white of the photos to create an engaging and impactful collection. “It’s a nice experience for the viewer,” she said. “It allows the viewer’s eye to rest, like a palate-cleanser, by alternating the black and white with the colorful pieces of art. Each enhances the experience for the other.” The structural contrast generated by using two different media, Murray added, allows the viewer to experience the cafe scenes in different ways. “Deb captures the emotional quality and the inner life of people,” she said, “whereas I’m not so concerned about making [the painting] look exactly like [the people] or about showing their emotions. My point is about the figures and about showing how a figure fits within a space.” Even though Murray’s and Woodward’s art differs visually, the inspiration and drive behind it comes from the same place. As cafe-goers themselves, they make it a point to empathize with their subjects; they see themselves in their work, Woodward said, and they hope that others do as well. “What we’d like people to see is the universality of the whole thing,” she said. “It shows that people are the same all over the world. … Whether it’s to have some solitude and read a book, to go out with friends and talk and enjoy music, or even just to be in the company of other people and maybe meet new people, everyone loves going to cafes for the same reasons.”


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• Big installation: The atrium of the Sharon Arts Center, 30 Grove St., Peterborough, is decorated by a recent installation courtesy of artist Jacquelyn Gleisner, “The Folds of the Cloak,” on view through Sept. 17. The title of the show references the last line of the poem, “Of the Surface of Things” by Wallace Stevens. The materials for the installation came from collecting her students’ discarded drawings and paintings to reuse, and the result takes the form of tiny pyramids and other paper sculptures. In the same gallery, artist Rosemary Conroy’s “Never Can Say Goodbye” is up until Sept. 17 and contains portraits of animals “so they will live forever,” from bears to bison to local bobcats. Both host opening receptions Friday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit nhia.edu or call 836-2585. • Other NHIA news: The New Hampshire Institute of Art Board of Trustees unanimously approved the extension of current president Kent Devereaux’s contract through June 2021, according to a recent press release. Devereaux began his tenure in January 2015 and has worked to increase the school’s visibility beyond New England, forge new partnerships (like with the University of New Hampshire) and expand academic offerings. The school has also added three new undergraduate programs, including Comic Arts, Printmaking and User Experience (UX) Design. • Medal Day: If you’ve ever wanted to see the MacDowell Colony up close, your chance is Sunday, Aug. 13, during Medal Day, which this year honors filmmaker David Lynch. All events happen at 100

• LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN’S FAIR Aug. 5-Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair, 1398 Route 103, Newbury. Admission $12. Visit nhcrafts.org. • “LIVABLE MODERNISM: INTERIOR DECORATING AND DESIGN DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION” Presentation by author and art historian Kristina Wilson. Mon., Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Scriven Arts Colony, 452 NH Route 140, Gilmanton. Free. Visit scrivenartscolony.com. • GREELEY PARK ART SHOW Outdoor show with artwork by Nashua Area Artists Association. Sat., Aug. 19, and Sun., Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Greeley Park Art Show, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Free.

The Sharon Arts Center hosts “The Folds of the Cloak,” an installation by Jacquelyn Gleisner, through Sept. 17. Courtesy photo.

High St., Peterborough, starting with the medal ceremony at 12:15 p.m. A student scavenger hunt is from 1 to 5 p.m., and open studios are from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit macdowellcolony.org for more information on the colony and this one-day event, which is the only time all year you can check out the nationally recognized artist colony. Call 924-3886 or visit macdowellcolony.org. • Goodbye, Hippo readers: This is my last issue as the arts reporter for The Hippo. After nearly six years of being inspired by New Hampshire artists of all media — visual and performing artists, musicians, comic book creators, filmmakers and authors — I’m going to pursue my master of fine arts degree for creative writing at the University of New Hampshire. I had such a great time getting to know the quirky, friendly and passionate arts scene in New Hampshire but leave the beat in good hands with Angie Sykeny, who can be reached at asykeny@hippopress.com. — Kelly Sennott

Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org. • CONCORD ARTS MARKET Handmade arts, crafts and goods by local craftspeople and artists. Starts June 3 and occurs almost every Saturday until Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bicentennial Square, Concord. Visit concordartsmarket.net. In the Galleries • “THE SPRING ARRANGEMENT EXHIBITION” Featuring work by NH, Maine and Mass. artists. On view through Aug. 18. The Gallery at 100 Market St., 100 Market St., Portsmouth. Cal 436-4559. • “INERTIA” Summer group show at McGowan Fine Art. On view through Aug. 25. McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave., Concord. Visit mcgowan-

fineart.com. Call 225-2515. • “CAFE LIFE” Art show with work by Peggy Murray and photographs by Debra Woodward. Aug. 2-Aug. 26. East Gallery, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. • “NEW PAINTING & INDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT” Invitational show featuring New England artists. On view May 4-Aug. 27. The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord. Visit themillbrookgallery.com. Call 226-2046. • “SEACOAST LGBT HISTORY: IMPACT AND INFLUENCE” On view at RiverStones Custom Framing. On view through Aug. 27. RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 N. Main St., Rochester. Cal 812-1488.

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FUN WITH PAPER The League of NH Craftsmen Nashua Fine Craft Gallery (98 Main St., Nashua) will have a “Painted and Decorated Paper” class on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will explore color, pattern and texture using a variety of techniques such as washes, printing, sgrafitto, and orizomegami (dipping folded rice paper into dyes). Students will create unique painted paper designs and go home with greeting cards and a rainbow of papers to use in their own projects. The cost is $27 for tuition, plus $12 for materials. For more information and to register, visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233.

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• “ETERNAL SUMMER” Summer photography exhibition inspired by Celia Thaxter’s quote, “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” On view July 8 through Aug. 27. Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen. Call 975-0015, visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. • “BOUNDLESS: THE ART OF SUSAN PRINCE THOMPSON” Featuring work by Thompson. On view June 18-Aug. 31. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough. Admission $6. Visit mariposamuseum.org. • TANYA C. TENKARIAN Watercolor exhibit. On view July 5-Aug. 31. NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord. Call 224-9909. Visit nhaudubon.org. • “AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE” Exhibit of photography and batik paintings by Wendy Crouse. On view through July and August. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Call 589-4610. • PAT MORSE Art show featuring oil paintings, colored pencil drawings, sculpture and assemblages. On view for the month of August. Umami Cafe, 281 1st NH Turnpike, Northwood. • “100 DAYS OF US” Featuring work by photographer Martha Duffy, which showcases pieces from a project she recently completed, capturing her life as a stay-at-home mom. On view through August. Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., Peterborough. Call 924-8040. Visit peterboroughnh.gov. • DEIRDRE DONNELLY Featured artist for the month of August for League of NH Craftsmen. “Blended Metals” jewelry exhibit. On view through August. League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. Visit nhcrafts.org/meredith. Call 2797920. • “CONTEMPORARY ART QUILTS” Juried exhibition. On view Aug. 5-Sept. 1. Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St. , Lowell. Visit whistlerhouse.org. Call 978-452-7641.

Open calls • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: “COME BACK, COME BACK” Looking for artists and writers to collaborate to honor New Hampshire Old Home Week as point of inspiration. Projects created for this exhibition must combine art and writing into one cohesive work. Due Aug. 14. Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen. Visit twiggsgallery. wordpress.com. • CALL FOR ART: HONORING OUR VETERANS Looking for veteran-themed art. Submissions due by Sept. 1. The Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell. Visit lowellartshows.com/veterans. Openings • “THE CURIOUS MAGIC OF VARUJAN BOGHOSIAN” Currier Museum of Art exhibition. Featuring work by Hanover, NH artist. On view through Sept. 4. “ARTalk: Artist Varujan Boghosian in Conversation” is Sun., Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. • “CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: BOWIE TRIBUTE” Art show featuring work about climate change. On view Aug. 17-Sept. 12. Opening Thurs., Aug. 17, 6-7 p.m. Studio 550, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit 550arts.com, call 232-5597. • “THE FOLDS OF THE CLOAK” Installation by Jacquelyn Gleisner. On view through Sept. 17. Opening reception Fri., Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu. • “THE FOLDS OF THE CLOAK” NHIA installation by artist Jacquelyn Gleisner. On view Aug. 18-Sept. 19. Opening Fri., Aug. 18, 5-8 p.m. Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove St. , Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu, jacquelyngleisner.com. • “NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE” Artwork by Rosemary Conroy. On view Aug. 18 through Sept. 17. Opening recep-

tion Fri., Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. NHIA Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu, email art@studiobuteo.com. Workshops/classes • INTRO TO SHIBORI: INDIGO DYE WORKSHOP How to prepare and maintain natural indigo vat and create patterns through folding, tying and clamping menthods. All supplies provided; feel free to bring your own items to dye. Sun., Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m. The Place Studio & Gallery, 40 Thorndike St., Suite 2B, Concord. $45. Call 369-4906 or visit theplacestudioandgallery.com. Classical Music Events • HOPKINTON TOWN BAND Every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., June 21-Aug. 9. Rain or shine. Jane Lewellen Band Stand, Contoocook. • AMHERST TOWN BAND Concert. Tues., Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Amherst Town Green, Amherst. Free. Visit amhersttownband.org. • STEVE BLUNT Concert featuring kid-friendly tunes. Wed., Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. The Majestic Theatre, 880 Page St., Manchester. $6. Visit majestictheatre.net. Call 669-7469. • BOSTON BALLET SAXOPHONE QUARTET Concert part of Bach’s Lunch Concert Series. Wed., Aug. 9, at noon. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. • JASON ANICK GYPSY TRIO Concert part of library’s outdoor series. Thurs., Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary.org. • RASA VITKAUSKAITE Classical piano concert part of Bach’s Lunch Concert Series. Wed., Aug. 16, at noon. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. • LOW LILY Concert part of library’s Summer Concerts on the Plaza series. Thurs., Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary.org. Call 589-4610.


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Antique dealers locally and from across the country often save their hardest-to-find merchandise for the New Hampshire Antiques Show, which will be held for the 60th year from Thursday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Three-wall “rooms” will be set up to showcase the products of more than 65 antique dealers. A huge variety of antiques will be available, including folk art, hooked rugs, furniture, weathervanes, books and historical documents. “Dealers will save merchandise all year long and when they get something really good, they’ll put it aside and not show it to anyone until it comes out during the show,” said Tom Longacre, coowner of Thomas R. Longacre Antiques in Marlborough and show co-chairman. “The anticipation drives people crazy. … I don’t know of too many other shows that have that kind of energy.” Longacre said this show is also unique in that it is organized entirely by the dealers involved and by 60th annual NH Antiques Show When: Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester Cost: $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday; visitors under 30 receive free admission with ID. Visit: nhada.org

Children & Teens Art classes & programs • CREATIVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP For kids entering grades 1 to 5. Tap into your creativity with storytelling activities that promote imagination, communication and problem solving. Tues., Aug. 15, 2 to 3 p.m. Goffstown Public Library, 2 High St., Goffstown. Free; registration is required. Visit goffstownlibrary. com or call 497-2102.

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Three-wall “rooms” will be set up to display antiques at the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show. Courtesy photo.

members of the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association. The doors to the show will open on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. But be forewarned; like a Black Friday sales rush, crowds tend to build up fast for the first few hours of the show, according to Longacre. “I’d say from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first day, it’s very busy,” he said. “But if you wait until later in the afternoon or even anytime during the other two days, you won’t get that mad rush.” Dealers travel from all over the country to attend the show, but several of them reside right here in the Granite State, including Mark & Marjorie Allen Antiques in Gilford, which specializes in paintings and needlework, Cail’s Country Cottage Antiques of Milford, which deals in country furniture and home garden accessories,

Children events • JUNGLE JIM’S SUPERHERO BALLOON SHOW Jungle Jim is bringing his superhero training show to Pelham. His balloon magic show is actionpacked and interactive, and best suited for kids ages 3 to 10. Tues., Aug. 22, noon. Sherburne Hall, 14 Village Green, Pelham. Free; no registration is necessary. Visit pelhamweb.com or call 6357581.

and Fry Fine Art in Peterborough, dealing in 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century watercolor paintings. There are three new dealers at this year’s show, according to Longacre. Pat and Rich Garthoeffner, from Lititz, Pennsylvania, specialize in a variety of 18th- and 19th-century antiques. Christopher & Bernadette Evans of Waynesboro, Virginia, will be presenting stoneware, redware, quilts and weathervanes. Adam Irish of the Portsmouthbased Old as Adam will also be at the show for the first time showcasing folk art, vintage men’s clothing and more. “We try to keep the transition occurring so that new dealers are coming and bringing in new ideas and concepts,” Longacre said. Some dealers have so much to offer that there isn’t room to have it all out on display in one day.

• DOVER MINI MAKER FAIRE This one-day festival invites inventors, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, artisans and more to share their innovations with the public. Sat., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover. $8 in advance through July 31; $12 after July 31, and free for kids 5 and under. Visit dover.makerfaire.com or call 742-2002.

As a result, visitors might get to see different varieties of antiques from one day to the next during the show’s three days. “Some people do actually come all three days,” Longacre said. “A lot of the dealers … will strip their booths down and redesign them with a lot of fresh stuff, so if you come back a second or third day, you will see totally different stuff.” A full list of the dealers who will appear at this year’s show and what their specialities are is available at nhada.org. “[The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association] is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting antiques year-round … and the show keeps the organization funded to support the industry,” Longacre said. “So we don’t have any kind of pro promoter. … The people that run the show are volunteers and work very hard to make it a success.”

Computer & tech classes • IDEA TO INVENTION: HOW TO BECOME A MAKER Join Jason Clark to explore 3-D printing, microcontroller programming, basic mechanical design, robotics and more. Depending on interest, potential projects include creating an automatic plant watering unit, a mini robot arm, a line following robot, a ghost detector or a metal detector. For ages 10 and up. Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wadleigh

Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford. Free. Visit wadleighlibrary.org or call 249-0645. Music • MUSIC WITH MISS JACKIE Enjoy interactive songs and movement with certified elementary music teacher Miss Jackie. Fri., Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, Hollis. Free. Visit hollislibrary.org or call 465-7721.


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Hudson’s Old Home Days return for four days of fun on the Hills House grounds (211 Derry Road, Hudson), on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. Features include carnival rides, live music, food, a petting zoo, demonstrations, contests, games, exhibits and much more. Admission is free. Visit hudsonoldhomedays.blogspot.com. Candia’s Old Home Day will be held at Moore Park (64 High St., Candia) on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will kick off with a parade, followed by a variety of family-friendly activities like a bounce house, music, a K-9 demonstration, antique car and tractor displays, face-painting, magic shows and more. A fireworks show will also be held after dark. Admission is free. Visit candianh.org. Don’t miss Loudon’s Old Home Day, as it will return to the Loudon Recreational Fields (55 S. Village Road, Loudon) on Saturday, Aug. 12. The day will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. Other features include a horseshoe tournament, a baking contest and chili cook-off, a petting zoo, live music, fireworks and much more. This year’s event theme is “Animals of the World.” Admission is free. Visit loudonoldhomeday.com. Epsom’s Old Home Days will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, at Webster Park (940 Suncook Valley Highway, Epsom). Event features include a pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m., a parade from 10 to 11 a.m., and field games, food, crafts and more throughout the day. Sunday’s festivities include the annual four-mile road race and 2K walk at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free. Visit epsomnh.org.

Clubs Events • NASHUA REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING Members will be discussing Nashua city business and upcoming elections, as well as how both affect our taxes. Speakers include the city treasurer, several aldermen and some BOE members. Thurs., Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Crowne Plaza Nashua, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua. Free. Visit nashuagop.org or call 864-9287.

Don’t miss the annual Family Fun Day event at the Field of Dreams Community Park & Playground (48 Geremonty Drive, Salem) on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include face-painting, a touch-a-truck, raffles and prizes, food, a bounce house and more. Admission is free. Visit fieldofdreamsnh.org or call 233-4455.

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Join the Friends of Aine Foundation for its fifth annual Kid’s TRY-Athlon on Sunday, Aug. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Bedford Memorial Town Pool (20 County Road). The event is open to all kids ages 4 to 15 regardless of athletic ability and includes swimming, running and bicycling. It is held each year in memory of Aine Phillips, a young girl from Bedford who died from pulmonary veno occlusive disease at the age of 8. Money raised benefits child and teen bereavement programs at Home Health & Hospice Care in Merrimack. There is a $30 registration per child. Visit friendsofaine.com or call 305-3205.

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It’s Bubble Day at the Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids of all ages are invited to the library to play with all different kinds and sizes of bubbles, and even have a chance to make their own bubble wands. Admission is free and no registration is required. Visit rodgerslibrary.org or call 886-6030.

Hobby • MERRIMACK COUNTY STAMP COLLECTORS MEETING All who are interested in stamp collecting are welcome to attend. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues. Tues., Aug. 15, 1 p.m. Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow. Free. Call Dan Day at 2281154.

Continuing Education Adult education • RIVIER INSTITUTE FOR SENIOR EDUCATION FALL INFORMATION SESSION Seniors can choose from more than 67 five-week courses, with two start dates. First term courses begin on Sept. 5 and end on Oct. 16; second term courses begin Oct. 17 and end Nov. 20. Information session is Thurs., Aug. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Rivier University, Dion Center, Clement and S. Main streets, Nashua. Information session is free; membership for the

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My late older sister, Ruth Anne, used to say, “The weeds always win.” And she was largely right. We all get tired of weeding after a few months of it. By August, with its heat and bugs, we tend to back off, go to the lake, go on vacation, go watch a ballgame. Meanwhile, those sneaky weeds are producing seeds and dropping them into the soil. Don’t let them! My solution is to go outside early in the morning and pull a few weeds before it gets hot. I’ll set a goal — a 5-gallon pail of small weeds or perhaps a wheelbarrow of big weeds. Before I know it, a portion of the garden is looking spiffy. I recommend it. If you planted lettuce this spring, you probably have either eaten it all, or let it get tall and bitter. In that case, pull it out and plant some seeds. Seeds will germinate more quickly now than in the spring as the soil is warmer, encouraging seeds to get started. They’re not worried about snow or frost. Just a reminder: remember to snip off diseased leaves that appear on your tomatoes. Bring along a bucket to toss them in and put them in the household trash, not the compost pile. Do this regularly to help keep the plants healthy. Only work on the plants when the leaves are dry, to minimize chances of spreading the diseases. You probably have harvested your garlic by now, but if not, do it today! Depending on where you are, and how dry the soil is, many of your garlic leaves may have browned and dried up. Ideally, you have five leaves that are still green when you harvest your garlic. The leaves, which actually begin underground and coat the bulb of garlic, provide protection for the cloves. If too many have dried up by the time you harvest, the bulbs can easily fall apart, and will dry out in storage. I cut some of the scapes (flower stems) earlier this summer. Conventional wisdom says that this step, aside from providing garlic flavor to early summer dishes, gets the bulbs to grow bigger. I have never been able to verify that. But I paid attention while harvesting this year, and did see a slight advantage to those whose scapes were cut. But even more significant was bulb spacing. Garlic bulbs too close together were definitely smaller. I try to select my best garlic for planting next year’s crop in October, and have been selecting good ones for years, so I have pretty nice-sized bulbs. Garlic needs to be cured after harvesting. I’ve been told that the bulbs absorb vitamins and nutrients from the tops during the curing

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process, which should last at least 10 days before you cut off those long green tops. Keep your garlic out of direct sun while curing it. I’ve seen nice wire racks that catch the bulbs and let the tops hang down, but I didn’t have any wire mesh the right size. So I put down a 2-by-4 stud on a cement floor under a covered porch, and laid the garlic tops over the wood. That allows better air circulation than just laying them on my shady deck. This is also a time for more thinning in the garden. I thinned carrots and beets in early July, but thinned again recently. I got some nice carrots that were crowding their buddies. The carrots left behind will get even bigger. My onions are not ready to harvest. How do you know when they are? The tops fall over. Simple as that. You can let them stay in the ground for a while, but I like to pull them and dry them in the sun. You can just leave them in the garden, or on the lawn, but I put mine on a sunny deck. Potatoes will soon be ready for digging. Watch for blossoms. Once they blossom, you’ll have some potatoes. Of course, the longer you wait to harvest, the bigger they will be. You can wait until the tops die back, but you can sneak out some new potatoes by slipping a hand into the soil and grabbing some little ones without disturbing the plant. August is generally hot and dry here, so I’ll be doing some watering. My celery root (celeriac) and onions are two crops that are particularly sensitive to lack of water. Celery, which I do not grow, is also very waterneedy. At planting time I don’t plant onions and celeriac in raised beds as those dry out more quickly than flat beds. Gravity works on water, too. My kale is big and lovely right now, so I will freeze some for winter. The plants, of course will be gorgeous right through frost and until nearly Christmas. But I like to get a head start putting up food now, before all the tomatoes are ready to harvest. So yes, I’ll take some lazy time to read a trashy detective novel by the water, but I’ll be out pulling weeds and tending the garden, too. Read Henry’s blog posts at dailyuv.com/ gardeningguy. You may reach Henry by email at henry.homeyer@comcast.net.


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Car & motorcycle shows • CARS AND CANS CAR SHOW All proceeds from this show will benefit the Pelham Food Pantry onsite. Spectators are encouraged to bring canned goods, non-perishable food items or cash donation to support the pantry. All cars, trucks and bikes are welcome and parking is on the asphalt. Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s Parish, 12 Main St., Pelham. Email carsandcans@gmail.com or call 233-5059. • 3RD ANNUAL AVIATION MUSEUM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CAR SHOW This annual event will feature hundreds of vintage and classic cars on display, and well as a 50/50 raffle, trophies awarded, food and ice cream for purchase, and more. Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry. Registration is $10 per carload, which includes museum admission, if you are participating in the show. Regular museum admission for otherwise. Visit aviationmuseumofnh. org or call 669-4820. Festivals & Fairs • DEERING COMMUNITY CHURCH SUMMER FAIR Featuring live music, a cafe, baked goods, jam, grafton cheese, old tools, attic treasures, jewelry, crafts and more. Sat., Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deering Community Church, 763 Deering Center Road, Deering. Free. Visit deeringcommunitychurch. org or call 464-5643. • GILMANTON OLD HOME DAY The 119th annual Gilmanton Old Home Day is to benefit the Smith Meeting House Restoration Projects. There will be a bean hole bean dinner, craft and community booths, music, children’s games, an art show and sales, and more. Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Smith Meeting House, Meeting House Road,

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Yard sales/fundraisers • WILMOT TOWN WIDE YARD SALE This annual yard sale is sponsored by the Bandstand Committee, the Wilmot Community Association and the town of Wilmot. Maps cost $2 and will be available from 8 a.m. to noon at the WCA’s Red Barn on Village Road, First Congregational Church on North Wilmot Road in Wilmot Center and at the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse on Route 11. Sat., Aug. 19. Various locations, Wilmot. Visit wilmotnh.org. Nature & Gardening Events • 15TH ANNUAL WOODS, WATER & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL This day-long celebration of the great outdoors is an occasion for families to have fun, explore and learn about the natural world together. Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road, Milton Mills. $5 per person or $10 per family; free for ages 12 and under and to Moose Mountains Regional Greenways members. Visit branchhillfarm.com or call 978-7125. • BECOMING A WOODS NINJA WORKSHOP Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. The Little Nature Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner. $20 for non-members, $15 for members of Little Nature Museum or Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (preregistration is required). Visit littlenaturemuseum.org or call 746-6121. • NATURE CAFE: TURTLES IN NH Chris Bogard, New Hampshire wildlife rehabilitator, will share her knowledge of turtle species in New Hampshire. She will discuss reasons for their decline and what can be done to help them. Fri., Aug. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. $5. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 668-2045.


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By riding through 65 miles of scenic southern New Hampshire, bikers can help pair up veterans with shelter animals during Cruisin’ 4 Critters on Saturday, Aug. 12. The Manchester Animal Shelter’s 4 Paws 4 Vets program is hosting the 12th annual motorcycle ride to raise money for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder who want to adopt shelter animals. The ride starts at the Manchester Animal Shelter at 8 a.m., and participants will pay $25 per rider and $15 per passenger. It’s a poker ride, so riders will be given cards throughout Marlye with her new dad. Courtesy photo. the day and the rider with the best hand at the end of the ride wins. Veterans coming home from service often “It’s all back roads so it’s all very scenic,” need the type of attention that an animal is said Martha Frechette, who has been organiz- uniquely capably of giving a human, Gilman ing the event for seven years. said, and the Cruisin’ 4 Critters motorcycle Frechette expects ride raises money to help about 120 riders and bring them together. passengers on 70 motor“Mainly it’s comcycles this year. The panionships — they are crew is made up of looking for somebody devoted participants as to be around,” Gilman well as people particisaid. “Having a pet as pating for the first time. a companion has realFrechette recalled one ly good health benefits, veteran who benefited and our shelter animals from the 4 Paws 4 Vets need a companion too.” program. The veteran In most cases, Gilman was uncomfortable with said, both the veterloud noises like thunan and the animal have derstorms and fireworks Jamie is 5 and loves attention, but not too been through some form so the staff at the Man- much. Courtesy photo. of trauma and often the chester Animal Shelter shared experience helps was able to find him a dog that had the same them get along well. trouble. Veteran organizations like the American “They had fallen in love with each other Legion Association have motorcycle riding and when we paired them up, they were the groups whose members often participate in perfect match for each other because they the event. Gilman said families and individuwere able to help each other through those als who love animals often come out as well, things,” Frechette said. and every year they get new riders. The shelter has been taking care of abanThe ride makes one stop at the Country doned animals since 1996, and according 3 Corners in Weare, where bikers will get a to Laura Gilman, the shelter director, it has poker card to add to their hand; if they want to helped over 25,000 animals. Gilman said vet- re-draw a card, they can donate $5. erans with PTSD typically get a note from The ride ends at the Alpine Club, where their doctors that says they are in need of a riders will get their last poker card; whoever companion animal. With a doctor’s note the 4 ends up with the best hand wins a prize. There Paws 4 Pets program waives the standard ani- will be barbecue pulled pork at noon as well mal adoption fee, which can range from $25 as a DJ and raffles. to $350. The Manchester shelter can hold up to 50 Cruisin’ 4 Critters animals at a time and Gilman said they have a When: Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 a.m. variety of animals ranging from dogs and cats Where: Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 to guinea pigs, snakes, chinchillas and birds. Dunbarton Road, Manchester The animals come to them from Animal ConCost: $25 for riders and $10 dollars for trol, which has found them abandoned and in passengers. some cases facing abuse and neglect. Visit: manchesteranimalshelter.org

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the first day and been here ever since. … It was 2010. How did you get interested in this field? I was going to a college, had no idea what I wanted to do. I actually saw someone that I went to high school with and he was telling me how he went and took an EMT class. And I had never considered that. So I did my own research and decided to take an EMT class and then just loved the career. I just continued and progressed through the varying different licenses in EMS and have continued to my paramedic.

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The starting hourly wage is $24.35, with a comprehensive benefits package including participation in the New Hampshire Retirement System. At the Chief’s discretion, lateral transfers may start up to $28.90 based on their experience, education and skills. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a Town Application to - HR, Attn: Sharon Marunicz, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH 03054 no later than 4:00p. on August 30, 2017. Applications, detailed job description ad, and complete job description are available at the Town’s website, www.merrimacknh.gov/positionopenings and at Merrimack Town Hall. Applicants will be invited to take written and physical exams as part of the application process. No email please. EOE.

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Chili makers can put their prized recipes to the test while foodies can enjoy the results of their culinary skills at the 15th annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest, happening Sunday, Aug. 20, at Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker. More than 40 amateur and professional-level chefs from New Hampshire and beyond will take part in the chili competition and serve their chili to attending tasters. “People think of chili as a wintertime dish, but I think it’s one of those staple, go-to comfort foods that you can eat year-round,” said Ruth Zax of the Henniker Rotary Club, which hosts the event. “That’s why it’s one of those foods that you always see competitions for. People gravitate toward it.” The competition will have an amateur division, open to individuals, and a professional division, open to restaurants and catering companies, as well as a division just for rotary clubs. There are no regulations on chili ingredients and cooking methods; competitors have total creative freedom in developing their chili recipes, which usually results in a wide range of chilis for people to taste. Zax said past chilis have included green chili and chili verde, vegetarian chili, moose meat chili, chipotle chili, fish chili and even chocolate chili. Attendees can get up to two 1-ounce samples of chili from each chili maker and vote for their favorites. “There are so many varieties. Some peo-

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Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest Where: Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker When: Sunday, Aug. 20, noon to 4:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children age 10 and under, and free for infants and toddlers Visit: chilinewhampshire.org

Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest. Courtesy photo.

ple get very creative with whatever their favorite recipe is,” Zax said. “Some are sweet, some are hot, some have lots of vegetables, and you can wander around and taste all these different ones and get a really different feeling from each one.” Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and thirdplace professional and amateur winners chosen by a panel of judges, and to the people’s choice professional and amateur winner determined by attendees’ votes. The top prize is $1000, which will be awarded to the first-place amateur winner chosen by the judges. There will also be awards for the chili makers with the best booth displays. This year’s chili judges will be Rick Broussard, editor of New Hampshire Magazine; Allen Zick, executive chef of The Common Man restaurant family’s special-

ty concepts; and Chef Nicole Barreira of T-Bones and Cactus Jack’s. Judges will score each chili based on its appearance, aroma, creativity with ingredients and presentation, texture, taste and blending of flavors, and aftertaste. Additionally, Pat’s Peak will offer beer and traditional festival foods such as ice cream and barbecue, and the New Hampshire Liquor Commission will be offering spirits samples. Other features will include a car cruise-in, a vendor midway with more than 20 local craft and specialty food vendors, live music RUTH ZAX by Dave Chiasson and The McMurphys and a kid zone with arts and crafts, face painting and games. “It’s a real festival,” Zax said. “Chili is the mainstay, but even if you don’t like chili, we try to provide something for everyone.”

Chili is the mainstay, but even if you don’t like chili, we try to provide something for everyone.

Enter your chili Registration for chili competitors is open now through Saturday, Aug. 12. Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to enter. Individuals may enter in the amateur category, and restaurants and caterers may enter in the professional category. The cost to enter is $15 for amateurs and $25 for professionals. Entry forms can be found at chilinewhampshire.org. Amateurs must make a minimum of four

gallons of chili and professionals must make a minimum of six gallons. Two servers per chili entry are required to attend. Chili must be prepared offsite, transported to the event in provided containers and served from steam trays heated with sterno; electricity for slow cookers will not be available. Setup will begin at 10 a.m. Tables, tasting cups, spoons, a tablecloth and napkins will be provided.

All entrants must attend a mandatory prechili meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Pats Peak, where tables will be assigned by lottery, chili containers and access passes will be distributed and general event day details will be discussed. Direct amateur entry questions to Mary Krotzer at mskrotzer@yahoo.com or 5606279. Direct professional entry questions to Steve Neuhoff at steve_n@mcttelecom.com.


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all wrapped up in the grocery store,” Ciolino said. “We don’t have a cookie press; we do everything by hand, so they’re not the prettiest, but they’re certainly delicious.” Traditional cakes like limoncello mascarpone and almond cream are available by the slice, as are whole cakes, custom cakes and wedding cakes. Italian bread and rolls from Sclafani’s Bakery, a Sicilian bakery in Gloucester, Mass., are also available. By next month, the bakery will also introduce a new menu of breakfast and lunch items not previously offered at the Laconia location. Items will include coffee, breakfast pastries and breakfast sandwiches; classic Italian sandwiches like sausagepepper-onion, eggplant Parmesan, chicken Parmesan and meatball sandwiches; Italian wedding soup and a rotating soup of the day and some salads. Even with the expanded cafe-like menu, Ciolino said the desserts and pastries will remain the bakery’s signature. “The sandwiches and other food items will just be extras,” he said. “New Hampshire needs a really good Italian pastry shop, and we’re going to keep ‘pastry shop’ [in the name] and keep that as our main focus.”

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Three Granite State breweries will join forces with the American Independence Museum in Exeter to showcase craft beer and history, with brews being poured alongside colonial-themed games, historical trivia competitions, museum tours and a tavern “escape room.” This is the second year the museum is hosting the Beer for History series in its own Folsom Tavern, with one event happening in August, one in September and one in October. During each event, one brewery will lead the festivities with themes related to their brews and to Revolutionary Warera history. The first event in the series, featuring Neighborhood Beer Co. in Exeter, is happening Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional events are Sept. 14, when the museum will host 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover, and Oct. 12, when Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth will be featured. “We started with the idea that what we wanted to do was base classic German recipes for our beers … and put an Americanized twist on them,” said Salina McIntire, sales and marketing coordinator of Neighborhood Beer Co. “Some of them we don’t necessarily make year-round, but they are fun for these types of events, because we get to highlight a lot of history and culture.” Craft brews the Neighborhood Beer Co. will be pouring at the event include the Boss Flamingo, a German steam beer blended with malt and spicy yeast flavors, and the Obstinate Goat, an ale made with German landrace hops to give it a citrusy flavor. “[The Obstinate Goat] is an American blond ale-style beer,” said Rob Levey, director of advancement for the American Independence Museum. “It has some of the heavier qualities of a bock beer and the lighter qualities of blond beer. … German beers typically have high alcohol content but people are shocked because it tastes so light.”

When: Thursdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Folsom Tavern, 164 Water St., Exeter Cost: $20 per person, or $55 for all three events in the series. American Independence Museum members receive a $5 discount per event. Visit: independencemuseum.org/ beer-for-history

The Neighborhood Beer Co. in Exeter will be on hand at the Folsom Tavern during the first event in the Beer for History series. Photo by Brian Dalke of Dalke Studios.

Museum Executive Director Emma Bray said the breweries and the museum will also host games, trivia, museum tours and even an “escape room” inside the tavern, which will be the theme of the August event. “The tavern is going to be open for people to walk around through … and there are labels and interpretive panels to talk about the tavern’s history,” Bray said. “Children are welcome as well. There will be a children’s space in the tavern with food and games.” Levey, who came up with the series idea last year, said he wanted to create an event to connect the history of brewing beer with the history of the museum. “Breweries love history and honor their roots … and these events also allow us to honor the roots of our country as well,” he said. “The property [of the museum] is really important, not only to Exeter but to the history of the state as well, because it was actually the capital of New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War. … George Washington also had a beer in one of the rooms in the tavern before he was president, so folks will have the opportunity to see that room.” Multiple breweries attended the same events during last year’s Beer for History series. But this year’s events have been tweaked, Levey said, to give each visiting brewery its own platform to showcase its brews. “By narrowing the focus down to one brewery per festival, it gives the staff a chance to talk about what they brew and how they brew it, and a little more about the business as well,” he said. “It all connects back to the historical aspect of brewing beer.”


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• French cooking: The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry) will host a French bistro couples cooking class on Friday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. With instruction from a cooking expert, couples will make their own meal from start to finish that will include mixed green salad with pear, baked goat cheese and red wine vinaigrette; stuffed pork tenderloin with riesling sauce and Dijon roasted potatoes. The cost is $155 per couple, and space fills up fast. BYOB is welcome; bring plastic containers for leftovers. Call 339-1664 or visit culinary-playground.com.


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Sloppy Joes When I first came across this recipe, I immediately thought, “Who would need a recipe for sloppy Joes?” Then I realized the only sloppy Joes I’ve ever made have come from a can. Now while that is the ultimate pantry-friendly recipe, this one is also relatively easy and convenient. It was heavy on pantry ingredients, and came together in about 20 minutes — the recipe for a perfect weeknight meal. There’s something about me that not many people can even begin to comprehend: I hate ketchup. I have a visceral reaction to the stuff. If I even get a whiff of it, I’m close to panicking. If I somehow get some on my plate or heaven forbid a french fry, I’ll have a meltdown. So, when I saw that this recipe called for one-half cup of ketchup, I nearly kept looking for a different dinner idea. But then I remembered I love sloppy Joes and needed to be an adult (in hindsight, two unrelated things), and decided to try my hand at this recipe. I substituted ground turkey for ground beef, but otherwise followed the recipe precisely — I wasn’t taking any chances with something that called for ketchup. One of my favorite things about sloppy Joes is the dynamic flavor. Every bite is a little sweet, a little sour and has a tang to it that you can’t quite identify. Having

grown up eating sloppy Joes made from a can, I wasn’t sure if I could expect the same flavors, but my first bite of this sandwich was delightful. The sloppy Joe packed all the familiar flavors, but elevated; I would argue that’s because the sauce hadn’t been sitting in a can for an unknown amount of time. Even my husband, who is not normally a fan of sloppy Joes, went back for seconds. The finished product just tasted fresher, but still had that sweet-sour-tangy flavor I associate with the sandwich. Served with a side of broccoli and french fries, this sandwich was surprisingly simple to make, which helped ease the stress of the normal dinner-bath-books-bedtime routine in my house. Plus, it didn’t require me to make a store run. With just a handful of ingredients, such as Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar, you can throw this together in a pinch. And, if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you could easily make a large batch and keep it warm in a slow cooker for your end-of-summer or back-to-school cookouts that are creeping ever closer. — Lauren Mifsud

Sloppy Joes Recipe adapted from Delish

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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 pound ground turkey (or beef) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 cup tomato sauce ½ cup ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion and pepper. Sauté until tender, about 1 minute. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste, cooking until fragrant, about an additional minute. Add ground turkey or beef and cook through, about 5 or 6 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste, reduce heat and let simmer until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes.

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Unless I’m reading the liner notes upside-down (or I’m being punked), I found out two things about this release. One, it’s released by New Hampshire-based darkwave/industrial label runner Otto Kinzel, and two, there’s a fictional backstory that comes from a cassette release that was “discovered” in the mid-’90s. Oh, and three, it doesn’t suck, even if I’d like to say it does, being as how the Dropbox package is a random mishmash of audio files and unidentified photos from the dude who discovered the cassette and freaked out listening to it while driving around, apparently because it’s possessed by a witch or whatnot, which, well, who knows. For me, deciphering this nonsense was like navigating the dark web trying to find Slenderman (or some credit card numbers, whichever might show up first) without a Tor browser — suffice to say you should listen at your own risk. OK, this review is already stupid, but never mind me — the upshot is that you’ll hear Sunn(((O))) bliss-noise in most of these songs, aside from the Borisish fractal departure in “Liturgy” and a guitar arpeggio in “Retreat to Light.” A- — Eric W. Saeger

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• I’m not really sure what you’re supposed to be thinking these days with regard to snap-pop diva Kesha. She started her bubblegum-tramp nonsense as a more irritating version of Britney, but then, come to find out, she was getting totally rooked by her sleazy manager, and also she supposedly wrote her own songs (that’s the part nobody believes). But all that stuff happened before Trump, so it’s automatically been forgotten by everyone, and now all we really know is that she’s an annoying Britney person again. I guess? What’s this new album of hers, the one that’s coming out Aug. 11, titled Rainbow, what’s this about? Will it be annoying? Has she repented and decided to make music that isn’t for twerking grade-schoolers? What hellish nonsense will YouTube present to me, in the video for “Praying,” the new single? Here we are, OK this is weird, sort of like a sad Beyonce-meets-Pink ballad, some lyrical platitudes about rising up after whatever, some tribulations — wow, that was a high note she just sang. Eh, she’s trying to be Lorde or Adele. Who isn’t. • You probably became familiar with Providence, Rhode Island, punk rock band Downtown Boys after seeing the viral YouTube video of their tuba player quitting his stupid hotel job in grand fashion, with a full band performing all sorts of “hijinks” to make sure the guy never works again. That’s nice and all, but who are these guys again? They’ve only been making records since 2012, which is nice, and they have a girl singer, but they’re not X-Ray Spex, so why should I, a well-seasoned critic who’s won awards, care? But I listened to the second single from their upcoming new Cost Of Living album, “Lips That Bite,” and it’s quite decent and actually does sound a lot like 1980s punk. Ha ha, there’s even a messy honking saxophone. They rule. • Huh. I didn’t do this on purpose, but David Rawlings is also from Rhode Island. Unlike Downtown Boys, though, he’s a bluegrass singer, hawking his third solo record, Poor David’s Almanack, due out Aug. 11. The single, “The Weekend,” features Rawlings and his constant collaborator, Gillian Welch, dabbling in sleepy Conor Oberst-style mid-tempo soft-rock. Nothing special, might have been big during the ’70s, if that tickles your fancy. • Frankie Rose’s fourth LP, Cage Tropical, is on its way. She was in a few bands before, such as Dum Dum Girls and Crystal Stilts. The leadoff single “Trouble” exhibits all the traits that made this girl a Pitchfork favorite, not that that’s bad in this case. Weird fractals, Postal Service synth-cheese, floaty geek-girl vocals — I can deal with it, sure. — Eric W. Saeger

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Charles F. Martin knows more about New Hampshire rail trails than anyone else in the state, thanks to the research required to write his 2008 book, New Hampshire Rail Trails. For years, it was the source for Granite State rail trails, detailing how to access them, what they look like and their past lives as railroads. But it wasn’t long before the trails changed, extending farther and seeing surface improvements with crushed gravel or pavement. Martin, who lived in New London for years, tried to keep up. He published an eBook with new information, but readers disliked that you still needed the first edition. So he bit the bullet and wrote New Hampshire Rail Trails, 2nd Edition, published by Branch Line Press last fall, an updated look at the state’s large network complete with 133 maps and more than 180 photos. Research involved re-visiting all the trails on his bike and checking in with rail trail organizations and historical societies. “Probably the biggest thing is there’s been a movement to connect town trails into regional trails,” Martin said via phone. “The regional trail that’s the most important is called the Granite State Rail Trail, which will go from Lebanon all the way down to the Mass. border in Salem, and a little bit further on.” Martin and his wife have since moved to Colorado to be close to their children, but they’re back in the Granite State this fall. While here, Martin plans on conducting some long overdue promotion work for the latest title, which includes at stop at MainStreet BookEnds in Warner Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m., with fellow rail trail aficionado Tim Blagden. As an avid biker and history- and naturelover, it’s natural that Martin loves rail trails so much and wanted to be part of their development. Years ago, he joined the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail, which overlooks the line traveling from Boscawen to Lebanon. Then he began exploring others. “I thought I could have a lot more impact statewide than I could on just this one trail, so I started doing research for the first edition of the book. Of course, like any other book, it took a lot more effort than I ever thought it would, but it also got me in contact with the other trail groups,” he said. “With-

out sounding brash, I’d say it’s the source for New Hampshire rail trails. Of course, that’s a very limited field; nobody else has put in the kind of effort that I have to survey the entire state.” Some of the trails that needed updates in this new edition include those in Keene, where there are now two major bridges connecting trails; those in Goffstown, which now connect with Manchester’s trails thanks to the new bridge crossing the Piscataquog River; and those in Laconia, which lengthened to twice their size. He also mentioned trails in the southern tier of the Granite State Rail Trail (Windham, Derry, Salem, Londonderry) and the one close to his old home. “When the first edition of the book came out, the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County only had a few miles. Now, when you take [the trails within] Merrimack County and Grafton County, [the Northern Rail Trail] stretches 58 miles,” Martin said. The book also goes in depth looking at historical trail artifacts, from tumbling-down factories to tell-tales, some of which still exist in New Hampshire. Tell-tales, which look like dangling metal rods hanging from telephone poles, trace back to when trains needed workers to manually set each car’s braking system, forcing men to hop from car to car. The noise of the train hitting the tell-tales would alert that a bridge or obstacle was approaching, and that workers should move out of the way. Martin said he hopes the book gets more people on the trails, or at the very least, lets people know they exist. “Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts have some excellent rail trails, but I think one of the things about New Hampshire that’s unique is just the density. Wherever you live in New Hampshire, there’s going to be a rail trail fairly close to you,” Martin said. “They’re kind of like linear parks. They’re not doing people any good if they don’t know about them and use them. I’m not the only one pushing people to use these trails.”

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the guy who delivered it used to drive an ice-cream truck and that he hopefully buys drinks for flight attendants at airport bars. The effort to bring woolly mammoths back — or, more correctly, as Mezrich notes, the effort to create woolly mammoths, because scientists are no longer reading DNA but writing it — is riveting stuff. It is cutting-edge science with life-altering implications and ethical conundrums. The science involved is far more important to our lives than most of what passes for news on the nightly cable shows. Which is why it seems diminished by this particular manner of presentation, with made-up dialogue and a tone that borders on deferential, not only to Church, the god-hero, but also to woolly mammoths, which are capitalized throughout like some tusked deity. Only occasionally does Mezrich hint, through the questions of the “revivalists” (a term ironically pregnant with religious meaning), that perhaps it’s worth spending a little more time and ink pondering who is really served if de-extinction becomes real. The cover art, which shows the shadow of a woolly mammoth with a city skyline in the background, is cool but deceptive. Humans have yet to learn to live with deer peaceably; it’s hard to imagine mammoths politely keeping to the outskirts of Concord or Manchester. The good things: Mezrich does a decent job at explaining the complex machinations of what’s come to be known as “de-extinction,” the process by which scientists hope to fuse ancient and modern DNA, using a single, intact nucleus recovered from a mammoth entombed in ice, CRISPR gene-editing technology and elephant cells provided by Ringling Brothers. The tale contains many interesting asides, including the story of a Russian scientist who believes he can head off catastrophic global warming by re-introducing herds of animals to the Siberian tundra. (That is surely the holy grail of grant proposals: Please fund this research because woolly mammoths in a petri dish will stave off human extinction.) But recent news that scientists have edited the DNA of embryos to successfully erase a type of heart defect makes creating a woolly mammoth seem more like a sideshow or a cool science-fair project, like a bakingsoda volcano. Science is moving faster than the capacity of the average person to understand it. Books like this are needed to help us make sense of a world soon to be populated with woolly mammoths and designer babies. It’s disappointing (tusk, tusk) that this one wasn’t more engaging; let’s hope the movie is better, and that it arrives before the first woolly mammoth does. C — Jennifer Graham


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beverage, book signing meetand-greet. Visit themusichall.org. • CHARLES MARTIN Author talks about New Hampshire Rail Trails. Sat., Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Call 456-2700 or visit mainstreetbookends.com. • JEFFREY ZYGMONT Author talks about More White Mountain Poems. Sun., Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit mainstreetbookends.com. • PAUL DOIRON & KRISTEN LINDQUIST Part of Tory Hill Authors Series. Final event featuring husband-wife team of writers. Sat., Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. Warner Town Hall, 16 E. Main St., Warner. $10. Visit toryhillauthorsseries.com. • KARIN SLAUGHTER Author talks about The Good Daughter. In conversation with Lisa Gardner. Wed., Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress

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POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ

Detroit (R)

A group of young adults, most of whom are African Americans, are held hostage by city police at a motel in Detroit, an imperfect but interesting look at a true story from the 1967 Detroit riots.

A mass arrest at an illegal bar, witnessed by a crowd fed up with the aggressive tactics of the police, leads to riots, arson and looting in Detroit in July 1967. We see footage explaining that state police and National Guard are sent in and we see police arresting people by the dozens and some beating people on the street. We meet the men whose lives will collide at the Algiers Motel on the night of July 25, 1967, the third day of the riots. Melvin Dismukes (John Boyega) is a security guard called in to protect a grocery store. We see him bring coffee to the National Guard soldiers who show up across the street and, earlier, get a kid on the street out of trouble with a police officer by pretending the kid is his nephew. He seems to have a genuine desire to protect people and knows that often means finding a way to keep a situation with tightly wound white police officers from escalating. White police officers such as Philip Krauss (Will Poulter). Early in the movie, we see Krauss remorselessly shoot a man he thinks is looting in the back. Later, when the National Guard hears what they think is sniper fire, Krauss, along with officers Demens (Jack Reynor) and Flynn (Ben O’Toole), heads over to the Algiers, where they think the shots have come from. The pistol fired in their direction is actually a starter gun — all noise, no bullets. Larry Reed (Algee Smith) and Fred Temple (Jacob Latimore) have the bad luck of being at the hotel. Larry is the lead singer in the band The Dramatics, which Fred manages. The group was about to go on stage when the show was shut down due to riots. The group left the theater and Larry and Fred, separated from the others, sought shelter at the Algiers motel. There, they briefly hung out with Carl Cooper (Jason Mitchell), the man with the starter pistol, and Julie (Hannah Murray) and Karen (Kaitlyn Dever), two young white women staying at the hotel. (Note: I wasn’t entirely certain how old everybody in the movie was supposed to be but the Wikipedia page on the real-life event says that many of the people staying at this building of the motel were in their late teens. Also, for those curious about fact-checking, text at the end of the movie suggests that while this is based on a true story, not every element is lifted directly from some triple-sourced definitive report; Slate, among others, recently had a piece explaining some of the “fact versus fiction versus nobody really knows” elements.) City and state police, National Guard and, for some reason, Dismukes storm the annex

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building of the motel searching for a shooter, an action that leads to one initial death and two more deaths of patrons as the night wears on. Somehow Krauss, who even other police officers seem to consider a loose cannon and a racist, winds up in charge of the situation, rounding up all the people staying in the building, including Greene (Anthony Mackie), a soldier recently returned from Vietnam. When an initial search for the gun turns up nothing, Krauss begins physically and psychologically torturing the motel guests. He takes some men individually into rooms and threatens to kill them, firing a shot to make the group outside think the man is dead. Some get beatings. The women are berated for associating with black men and are also physically assaulted. Dismukes seems to try to be a calming presence. He pulls one young man aside when it appears that Krauss might be about to kill him and tells the man he just wants him to survive the night. Both Dismukes and a National Guardsman named Roberts (Austin Hebert) are increasingly horrified by what they see Krauss do but seem unable to intervene directly. Dismukes, an armed African-American, is also potentially at risk from a trigger-happy police officer (at least, I think this is what the movie’s position on Dismukes is). Roberts and officers from other agencies fear getting tangled up in a bad situation that is not strictly their jurisdiction. The result is that as the situation gets more dangerous and out of control, no one is able or willing to stop Krauss. Detroit starts strong, setting its scene of a city in turmoil and a community that has literally been occupied by an army. The blend of movie and archival footage and photos helps to put you there, in the moment. We understand, when events at the Algiers begin, what the environment is and why that is important to how everybody reacts. But about halfway through the night at the motel, as you’d expect the movie to get tighter and more zoomed in on the specific incident and characters, it starts to lose its focus. It feels like it takes step back from the action, as if it is watching it from behind a glass. This would actually fit if we were

watching events unfold from the perspective of Dismukes, horrified but prevented from acting, but the story doesn’t actually track this way. The movie goes omniscient (or maybe just scattered) just as a personal viewpoint would have made for a stronger story. Detroit has some strong performances: Boyega, Mackie and Smith stand out as actors who had the right mix of skill and opportunity to give their characters a little depth. But about some characters we get very little information, including Aubrey Pollard (Nathan Davis Jr.), one of the young men at the motel who doesn’t survive the night. And in the movie’s final chunk, the aftermath of the Algiers is depicted in very broad strokes. This is one case where the movie and its flaws feel secondary to the examination of the incident it portrays. The issues this movie examines are far more complex and important than the movie itself (probably, in fairness, than most movies have the ability to be): What has changed and what hasn’t when it comes to racism in American — in housing, law enforcement and the justice system. On this score (basically, presenting these issues) the movie succeeds. For what it discusses more than how it approaches it, Detroit is worth a watch. B Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow with a screenplay by Mark Boal, Detroit is two hours and 23 minutes long and is distributed by Annapurna Pictures.

The Dark Tower (PG-13)

Idris Elba is a delightfully grizzled gunslinger in the otherwise lackluster The Dark Tower, a movie that, like a losing pastry on The Great British Baking Show, feels half-raw, lacking in flavor and, hmm, how do I work in a “soggy bottom” joke?

Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) wakes up scared by his terrible dreams: of a strange desert world, of a Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey, hamming it up with a bit of Al Pacino-ish glee), of a gunslinger named Roland (Elba), of imprisoned children who are tortured in an attempt to use their power to knock down

a tower, of clouds of fire over New York City. Just nightmares? That’s what his mom (Katheryn Winnick) and others in his life think, but real-world earthquakes seem to follow some of these odd dreams. And, when his stepfather (Nicholas Pauling) tries to send him to a clinic to deal with his emotional issues, Jake runs away, identifying the counselors who come to get him as the strange, ill-fitting-skin-wearing people he’s seen in his sleep. He runs to an abandoned house, also something he’s seen in his dreams. The house turns out to be a sort of transportation hub, helping him open a portal to the Old-West-ish world from his dreams. After arriving, he finds the gunslinger. Ultimately, Jake wants the gunslinger to help him stop the destruction of the tower, which, as we’re told, protects various worlds (Earth, the desert world, others) from the darkness and dangers lurking outside some kind of protective invisible fence. The gunslinger wants to use Jake’s psychic powers to find the Man in Black and kill him — revenge for the gunslinger’s killing Roland’s father. I never read the Stephen King books on which this is based but I can see that there is an interesting story here: the devil dressed as Johnny Cash, alternate worlds, a gunslinger who looks hot in a long leather coat. Mostly that last one; the awesomeness of Idris Elba comes through even in this weak stew of fantasy bits and legend-y offal. Wow, I thought while he was mid-fight scene, he really would be a good Bond. Or Bourne. He has the gravitas to fill in implied backstory and add emotional heft even to a movie that doesn’t give him much. Elba is highly watchable, even when he’s in the middle of a lazily staged fight or spouting some very iffy dialogue. The rest of the movie, not really. Look, I am as happy as anyone that this movie is only 95 minutes. An extra 30 minutes has never turned a terrible movie great. But this movie needed more detail and texture to its world-building — the worn-out world of the gunslinger, the whole concept of multiple worlds, whatever the heck this tower is. Instead of creating a new universe, this movie felt like it was serving up reheated chunks of The Lord of the Rings, lumps of The NeverEnding Story and plops of Cowboys & Aliens (or is it more John Carter?). The Dark Tower is hardly the floppiest flop of this summer’s movies — in fact, it doesn’t really feel like much of a movie at all. It feels more like a rough outline of a movie, with all the details and elements that make you care about the characters and their journey yet to be filled in. CRated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel (based on the novels by Stephen King), The Dark Tower is a brisk hour and 35 minutes long and is distributed by Columbia Pictures.


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• Sing out: An original songwriter showcase features Matt Litzinger, a Derry performer influenced by modern folkies like Damien Rice as well as old-school – Dylan, Denver, Young – and church music. The result is an appealing blend, evinced on his 2016 release Up in the Woods. Special guest David Strecker Harris joins for the free event, with tip jar proceeds going to New Horizons. Go Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Cafe La Reine, 915 Elm St., Manchester. Hear more at mattlitzingermusic.com. • Mill sounds: Live music returns to an intimate Mill District performance space as Stephanie Tonneson appears with special guest Anna Madsen. Tonneson’s set will feature spare, haunting piano ballads like “The Darkest Shade of Blue” and “Home.” Her style will appeal to fans of St. Vincent and Tori Amos. Madsen released the ethereal Whisper earlier this year. Go Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Amoskeag Studio, 250 Commercial St., Suite 2007, Manchester. Tickets $10 general, $5 students at brownpapertickets.com. • Release it: A new CD from piano-forward trio Andrew & the Intervention is marked at a show that includes Epic Season, a NEMA-nominated band with its own new EP, and singer-songwriter Derek Russell Fimbel. Andrew Cass and his mates draw from a diverse array of influences including Billy Joel and Twenty One Pilots. Go Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. $12 at ticketleap.com. • Hippie trip: Enjoy three days of art and music at the Wild Woods Festival as Papadosio, Kung Fu, Roots of Creation and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad are among dozens of bands on multiple stages, including the main one, a wooden, gableroofed masterpiece. There’s camping, food and art stands and flow performances. It happens Friday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 13, at Page Farm, 46 Sand Hill Road, Croyden. Tickets $60 a day, $140 for the weekend at wildwoodsfest.com. • Twofer: Singer-songwriter Marina Evans returns to a cozy coffeehouse setting with guitarist, mandolin player and producer Bernardo Baglioni joining her. Evans’ singing combines jazz, folk and Americana elements, while Baglioni has a gritty, bluesinflected style. Go Sunday, Aug. 13, Union Coffee Co., 42 South St., Milford. Tickets $10 suggested at the door. Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at hipposcout.com. HIPPO | AUGUST 10 - 16, 2017 | PAGE 52

Lang hits White Mountain Festival with new LP By Michael Witthaus

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Bursting onto the scene with 1997’s Lie to Me, Jonny Lang was hailed as a teenage guitar prodigy and keeper of the blues flame. Lang didn’t follow a purist’s path, though; he rocked, rumbled and reflected musically into his 30s. He even made a Christian album after wrestling with personal demons and finding faith in the early 2000s. Lang’s latest, Signs, should please fans of Lang’s earliest work. Due for September release, it’s a return to the spirit that had critics calling him the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. The new music will also fit nicely at the White Mountain Boogie ‘N Blues Festival, which Lang headlines on Aug. 19. “I did have a bit of a desire to try and tip the hat to some of the older blues guys,” Lang said in a recent phone interview. “I’d been listening to a lot of Howlin’ Wolf around that time, and I just felt it was right to do a record with raw guitars and more rough-sounding production.” Thematically, Lang explores the topical on the title cut, written in the wake of a few tumultuous events a couple of years ago. “There’s been a crazy ambush of really dark stuff in the world … seeing it on the news,” he said. “It couldn’t help but be a part of the songs that I was writing.” “Bitter End” bemoans mankind making the same mistakes over and over, but Lang cautions that he’s not giving answers, just stating a problem. “I’ve only been on this Earth for 36 years,’” he said. “History ebbs and flows, nations rise and fall. I don’t really know White Mountain Boogie ‘N Blues Festival When: Friday, Aug. 18, through Sunday, Aug. 20 (Jonny Lang plays Saturday) Where: Benton’s Sugar Shack, 2010 Route 175, Thornton Tickets: $40-$100 at nhblues.com

Nite Life Music, Comedy & Parties • OUTDOOR MUSIC at Main Street Warner (16 E. Main Street, Warner 456-2700) on Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. 39th Army Band. • TIMBERLANE COMMUNITY BAND at Kimball Library (5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson 362-5234) on Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m. Volunteer 50-piece adult concert band, led by Timberlane Regional High School music director Tony DiBartolomeo. Preceded by cookout at 4:30 - $5.

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what it would take to turn some of our issues around, but all we can do it just talk about it and how I feel about it in song and hopefully it will relate to people.” Signs is still a moving target, including elements of funk and singer-songwriter reflection, the latter on “Bring Me Back Home,” a road-weary ballad. Now the father of five, Lang says touring “is the trickiest thing I have to do [and] there’s no balancing it, really. ... I try to make the best out of each day, because there is just no getting around that I have to leave.” “Last Man Standing” is an outsized arena rocker co-written with producer Drew Ramsey. “Right when he started playing, it sounded like Foo Fighters to me ... the melody and riff — and I love Foo Fighters,” Lang said in a preview video for the new record. “We finished it together and it was just very cool; I had never done anything like that before,” he said. Along with shows to promote his new release, Lang continues to appear as part of Experience Hendrix, a tribute to the late

• JASON ANICK GYPSY TRIO at Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua 589-4610) on Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair, a friend, and a picnic and enjoy an evening of music under the stars. • CLUB SODA at Eagle Square (Pleasant St., Concord 225-8690) on Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Music in the City summer music series features concerts on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

guitarist. “I thought when they asked me, man, all of these guitar players in one venue cannot be a good idea — competing egos and stuff — but I was totally wrong,” he said. “It’s been so much fun to get to know some of the guys, to hang out and see these great guitar players do what they do, and an honor to be asked to be a part of it by the Hendrix family.” Lang said he was “already way in with Jimi” when asked to participate, “but I did learn quite a bit more about him and my understanding of his music, which is profound. Everything he has done was recording in like three years; he’s got more recorded catalog than a lot of lifetime artists. It’s just amazing. He’s just an anomaly, in a good way, a force of nature.” Playing events like White Mountain Boogie ‘N Blues Fest provides a welcome return, Lang said. “Blues guitar players are my biggest influence ... so I love festivals like that, where people are there specifically to see that genre of music,” he said.

• OLIVIA FRANCES at Rotary Arts Pavilion (Henry Law Park, Dover 742-2218) on Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. The talented singer is known for her sunshine story pop music, think Jason Mraz meets Florence & the Machine. • ODDS BODKIN at Livery in Sunapee Harbor (58 Main St., Sunapee info@sunapeeheritagealliance. org) on Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. $15/ adult, $5/ children - The consummate storyteller and musician. OUTDOOR MUSIC at Main Street

Warner (16 E. Main Street, Warner 456-2700) on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2:30 p.m. BlueGrass & Folk Fest with Will Hatch, Loopholes of Love, The DoBros, Doc Rogers and more. • MIKETON & THE NIGHT BLINDERS at Concord Public Library (45 Green St., Concord 2258670) on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. Live Music on the Lawn – Miketon and the NightBlinders, a five piece band from NH who plays original folk/ country/garbage/grass music will rock the final show of the series.


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Main St. 643-9660 527-0043 Tower Hill Tavern Jewel 133 N. Main St. 753-6631 4 North Rd 463-7374 264 Lakeside Ave. 61 Canal St. 819-9336 Francestown Henniker 366-9100 Karma Hookah & Derry Bow Toll Booth Tavern Country Spirit Cigar Bar Drae Chen Yang Li 740 2nd NH Tpke 262 Maple St. 428-7007 Weirs Beach Lobster Pound 1077 Elm St. 647-6653 520 South St. 228-8508 14 E Broadway #A 588-1800 Pat’s Peak Sled Pub 72 Endicott St. 366-2255 KC’s Rib Shack 216-2713 24 Flander’s Road 837 Second St. 627-RIBS Halligan Tavern Bristol Gilford 888-728-7732 Lebanon Midnight Rodeo (Yard) Back Room at the Mill 32 W. Broadway Ellacoya Barn & Grille Salt Hill Pub 1211 S. 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Auburn Auburn Tavern: Sean Coleman Bedford Shorty’s: Joe Sambo Belmont Lakes Region Casino: DJ Oz Boscawen Alan’s: Brian Walker Bow Chen Yang Li: Don Bartenstein Bristol Back Room at the Mill: Claire Bridgewater Purple Pit: Nihco Gallo Concord Area 23: Scott Solsky and Friends Hermanos: Tim Gurshin Pit Road Lounge: Nuff Said Tandy’s: DJ Iceman Streetz (105.5 JYY) Contoocook Covered Bridge: Joe Leary Farmer’s Market: Mike Morris Dover Dover Brickhouse: InAeona/ Thunderhawk/Bigfoot/Abrams Fury’s Publick House: Sassquatch Epping Holy Grail: Jim Dozet Telly’s: Jamie Martin Trio Epsom Circle 9: Country Dancing Gilford Patrick’s: Tribute to Paul Simon: Don Bartenstein Schuster’s: Dan The Muzak Man Goffstown Village Trestle: Brad Bosse Hampton Bernie’s Beach Bar: Jon Hollywood/MB Padfield/Pop Disaster/Rob Benton Boardwalk Café: Annie Brobst Community Oven: Johnny Angel Wally’s Pub: Fortune

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Newmarket Riverworks: RC Thomas Stone Church: Evening with High Range and Friends

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New Boston Molly’s: Matt Richarson/ Andrew Koutroubas

Rochester Radloff’s: Dancing Backwards Duo

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Friday, Aug. 11 Rochester Rochester Opera House: Tim Krompier

Laconia Pitman’s: Artie Januario and Dan Crohn

Saturday, Aug. 12 Manchester Headliners: Tim Krompier

Monday, Aug. 14 Concord Penuche’s: Punchlines

Hampton Casino Ballroom: Ron White

Shaskeen: Ian Stuart/ Rohan Padye Merrimack Merrimack Biergarten: Ha Ha’s & Hops Humpday Comedy

Hampton Casino Ballroom: Brian Regan Rochester Rochester Opera House: Lenny Clarke

Friday, Aug. 18 Derry Wednesday, Aug. 16 Manchester Tupelo Music Hall: Manchester Headliners: Johnny Paul Nardizzi and Sean Murphy’s: Laugh Free Joice Sullivan Or Die Open Mic


NITE MUSIC THIS WEEK Hanover Salt Hill Pub: Turner Around

Newport Salt hill Pub: Andrew Merzi

Hudson The Bar: Mystical Magic

Peterborough La Mia Casa: Catfish Howl

Laconia Paradise Beach Club: The Bars Patio Garden: Dave Nix Trio Tower Hill Tavern: Crazy On You

Plaistow Crow’s Nest: Blackheart

Lebanon Salt Hill Pub: Conniption Fits Londonderry Coach Stop: Paul Luff Manchester Bungalow: ForeverAtLast/Save the Lost Boys/Ten Cents Short/ Until City Sports Grille: Zero to Sixty Derryfield: Stray Dog Band/ Deck- T.M.F.I. Foundry: Doug Thompson Fratello’s: Justin Cohn KC’s Rib Shack: Gardner Berry Murphy’s Taproom: Mike Mosca/Take 4 Penuche’s Music Hall: Zero to Sixty Salona: Back to the 80s: The Sequel ($20) Shaskeen: Tim Barry, Coffin Salesman, Sonny Jim Clifford Strange Brew: Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson Whiskey’s 20: DJ Hizzy/Shawn White Wild Rover: Haley Gowland Duo Meredith Giuseppe’s: Andre Balazs/DJ Merrimack Homestead: JD Ingalls Merrimack Biergarten: Miner Band Milford Pasta Loft: Bob Pratte Band Union Coffee: Decatur Creek Nashua Agave Azul: DJ Roberto Tropical Saturday Boston Billiard Club: DJ Anthem Throwback Country Tavern: Jeff Mrozek Fody’s: Shelby Greenberg Band Fratello’s Italian Grille: Marc Apostolides Haluwa: Dirty Looks Riverwalk Cafe: Dwight & Nicole w. Lyle Brewer Stella Blu: Tom Rousseau Thirsty Turtle: Ajar Project Newbury Salt Hill Pub: Luke Johnason Newmarket Stone Church: Bruce Bartlett Trio

Portsmouth British Beer: Chris Powers Hilton Garden: Pork Low Mainers Latchkey: Nate Bash Band Martingale Wharf: The Communicators Portsmouth Gaslight: Brad Bosse/Discount Gigolos/DJ Koko/Corey Brackett/Rick Watson Press Room: Press Room Jazz Lunch Red Door: Eli Wikie Ri Ra: Reckless Rudi’s: Jazz Brunch With Jim Dozet Thirsty Moose: Avenue Rochester Revolution Tap Room: Jeff Hayford Seabrook Chop Shop: Anthem West Lebanon Salt Hill Pub: Rich Thomas Wilton Local’s Café: Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson Sunday, Aug. 13 Ashland Common Man: Chris White Solo Acoustic Bedford Copper Door: Chad Lamarsh Concord Cheers: Joel Cage Hermanos: State Street Combo Makris: Tom & Drew Show Dover Cara: Irish Session w/ Carol Coronis & Ramona Connelly Dover Brickhouse: Jazz Brunch Sonny’s: Sonny’s Jazz Goffstown Village Trestle: Wan-tu Blues Band & Jam Hampton Bernie’s Beach Bar: Adam Lufkin Band/Rob Benton

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NITE CONCERTS Capitol Center for the Performing Arts & Spotlight Cafe 44 S. Main St., Concord 225-1111, ccanh.com The Colonial Theatre 95 Main St., Keene 352-2033, thecolonial.org Dana Humanities Center 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester 641-7700, anselm.edu/dana The Flying Monkey 39 S. Main St., Plymouth

536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com Franklin Opera House 316 Central St., Franklin 934-1901, franklinoperahouse.org The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth 436-2400, themusichall.org The Music Hall Loft 131 Congress St., Portsmouth 436-2400, themusichall.org Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester 668-5588, palacetheatre.org

Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield St., Rochester 335-1992, rochesteroperahouse.com SNHU Arena 555 Elm St., Manchester 644-5000, snhuarena.com Stockbridge Theatre Pinkerton Academy, Route 28, Derry 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com Tupelo Music Hall 2 Young Road, Londonderry 437-5100, tupelohall.com

Gordon Lightfoot Thursday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Aaron Neville Friday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Prescott Park The Beach Boys Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom The Roosevelts Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Loft Get The Led Out Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Saturday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Boarding House Park Patty Larkin Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Comedian Ron White Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom Styx/REO Speedwagon/Don Felder Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Taj Mahal with Keb Mo Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. Prescott Park Hunter Hayes Friday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom Session Americana Friday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Buddy Guy Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Boarding House Park Paul Nardizzi and Sean Sullivan Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Comedian Brian Regan Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom David Grisman Sextet Saturday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Boarding House Park Chris Isaak Saturday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Medium Cindy Kaza Saturday,

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Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Thursday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Boarding House Park Rosanne Cash Friday, Sep. 1, 7 p.m. Boarding House Park Ballroom Thieves Saturday, Sep. 2, 6 p.m. Prescott Park Florida Georgia Line/Nelly Saturday, Sep. 2, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Raul Midón Saturday, Sep. 2, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Loft Popa Chubby Saturday, Sep. 2, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Galactic Sunday, Sep. 3, 6 p.m. Prescott Park 10,000 Maniacs Thursday, Sep. 7, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Rick Springfield/Richard Marx Acoustic Friday, Sep. 8, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Alabama/Dwight Yoakam Saturday, Sep. 9, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Get The Led Out Saturday, Sep. 9, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Get The Led Out Saturday, Sep. 9, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre John Waite Friday, Sep. 15, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Lita Ford Friday, Sep. 15, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Eric Church (also 9/22) Thursday, Sep. 21, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion John Popper Thursday, Sep. 21, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Corey Harris Friday, Sep. 22, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Loft Mason Jennings Saturday, Sep. 23, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Drum Wars feat. Vinny & Carmine Appice Saturday, Sep. 23, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry

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A local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Battle Creek, Michigan, is butting heads with Western Michigan University this summer after the school brought in a goat crew to clean up an overgrown woodlot on campus, leaving union workers without jobs. The AFSCME’s grievance cites a collective bargaining agreement with WMU, but university officials counter that “the area is rife with poison ivy and other invasive species,” which are difficult for humans to remove. The 20-goat crew, rented from Munchers on Hooves in Coldwater, Michigan, is ahead of schedule in clearing a 15-acre area.

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Robert Kanoff, 49, celebrated Independence Day in an unusual way: High on drugs, he was dropped off in his birthday suit at a Tempe, Arizona, Walmart by two people who thought it would be “funny to see him naked,” said police. There he walked around the store wearing only shoes and carrying methamphetamines. Maricopa County sheriff’s officers caught up with him around 10 p.m. across the street from the store.

Friday, August 18

The entrepreneurial spirit

First bikes, then cars ... now umbrellas. Maybe. Sharing E Umbrella hit the streets of 11 Chinese cities in April with more than 300,000 umbrellas for rent from subway and bus stations. Unfortunately, the company’s founder, Zhao Shuping, didn’t provide instructions about returning the rentals after use, and most of the umbrellas have disappeared. Zhao noted his mistake, saying, “Umbrellas are different from bicycles. ... With an umbrella you need railings or a fence to hang it on.” He plans to replenish his stock with 30 million umbrellas nationwide by the end of the year.

Saturday, August 19

Questionable judgments Sunday, August 20

STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS Saturday, August 26

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Saturday, September 9

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• The Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival, in which water buffalo are pitted against each other, has been a tradition in Hai Phong, Vietnam, since the 18th century. But on July 1, buffalo trainer Dinh Xuan Huong, 46, met his doom when his own bull turned on him. The buffalo first knocked Dinh to the ground, then flipped him over its head, goring Dinh’s leg with its horn. Dinh later died at the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Hospital. Buffalo fighting was stopped in the country during the Vietnam War, but the fights resumed in 1990. Police in Slidell, Louisiana, stopped a “car full of drunks” on July 8 and arrested the driver for driving while intoxicated. The car’s passengers rode home in a taxi, but one of the women then drove back

to the police station to bail out the driver. Slidell officers arrested the woman for DWI, and she joined her friend in jail. “Lesson of the day,” Slidell officers posted on their Facebook page: “Don’t drive drunk to a police station in order to bail out your drunk friend!” • Police in Swansea, Illinois, suspect the heir to a brewery fortune of flying high. August Adolphus Busch IV, 53, landed his helicopter around noon on July 10 in an office complex parking lot outside St. Louis. Police and FAA investigators were still trying to determine why he had landed there and whether any aviation laws had been broken when they were called back to the parking lot around 8 p.m., where Busch, appearing to be intoxicated, was trying unsuccessfully to take off. Swansea police reported that Busch failed field sobriety tests but passed a breath test, and after they secured a warrant, Busch was taken to a local hospital for blood tests. (Also found in the helicopter: four loaded guns, several prescription pill bottles and eight dogs.) At press time, no charges had been filed.

Lacking a filter

Baseball fans at the Los Angeles Dodgers-Kansas City Royals game in Dodger Stadium on July 8 were treated to some righteous moves on the dance cam by “Rally Granny,” an older fan who capped her performance by flashing her bra at the 40,000-plus spectators. “You don’t see THAT much at a baseball stadium,” deadpanned Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger (who actually missed the spectacle).

Now you have our attention

• On July 6, IRS workers in Ogden, Utah, received a fake bomb from Normand Lariviere, 68, of Olympia, Washington. The U.S. Navy veteran and former civilian defense contractor has been disgruntled with the Department of Defense since his dismissal in the 1990s and has a history of mailing disturbing objects to the IRS to protest paying taxes. In 2016, Lariviere sent one of his fingers, a bullet and a marijuana joint to tax collectors. “Many things I could do,” he threatened. “I’m not going to tip my hand.” • Drivers speeding down Bedford Street in Lakeville, Massachusetts, may touch the brakes when they spot a parked police cruiser at the side of the road. But the “vehicle,” a plywood and aluminum sign painted to look like a Crown Victoria black-and-white, is a ruse perpetrated by resident Kelly Tufts to get drivers to slow down. Tufts parks the “car” in his driveway, especially on weekends, to protect dogs and kids from speeding traffic. “We’ve had some people give us the one finger,” Tufts said. “If it was their neighborhood, they’d enjoy it.”

Awesome!

A mathematician in Bucharest, Romania, scored a 44,900 euro profit when he made an exciting discovery at a flea market there: a rare World War II Enigma machine, used by the Nazis for encrypting messages. After paying the unwitting seller just 100 euros ($114 U.S.) for it, he took it into his care, cleaning and repairing it and learning how it worked. On July 11, a Bucharest auction house sold the machine for 45,000 euros ($51,500 U.S.) to an unnamed bidder. Visit weirduniverse.net.


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