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I was 18 years old in 1965, working at Malden Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in a place that I hated. I worked in the dye-house, a real-life sweatshop. As a result of hating school and subsequently being rejected by every college that I had applied to, I knew that I did this to myself. But the dye-house itself wasn’t the worst part of that job. I had a foreman who sexually harassed me regularly. I don’t think that he meant it sexually, but he would sneak up on me and grab my butt or my crotch in front of others. Then he would laugh and walk away. I hated it. I would have nightmares about it. I would hide between giant rolls of undyed cloth when all the machines were loaded in order to avoid him. I know what harassment feels like, and it’s awful. I also know that my story is the rarer of the stories. The majority are from women who have had guys approach them in unwanted ways. I get the God-given design of the male. As a kid we would laugh at cartoons of cavemen hitting women over the head and dragging them by the hair into caves. We would laugh at the notion of bosses chasing their secretaries around desks. In 1967, Sonny and Cher’s hit “The Beat Goes On” referenced “boys still chasing girls to get a kiss.” In all of these examples, males are doing the chasing and females are showing that the advances are unwanted. Back then, society showed a level of tolerance for these actions. But times have changed and, in my opinion, for the better. Unwanted advances on anyone’s part are unacceptable and the consequences for stuff that one might have thought was not a big deal, we, now, see can ruin lives. Guys, if you have to chase or sneak a kiss or a quick pat on the butt, you have stupidly put yourself in a bad position. Should we feel empathy for folks like Matt Lauer and Bill O’Reilly? After all “Boys will be boys.” I said earlier that I get it, but, let’s really feel bad about the individuals who, like me at Malden Mills, felt violated but couldn’t quit because we needed the money. Oh, by the way, I had reapplied to Keene State, got accepted and never went back to Malden Mills. Fred Bramante is the past chairman and member of the NH State Board of Education. He speaks and consults on education redesign to regional, state and national organizations.
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ON THE COVER 12 GIFTS FROM THE HEART There are many children and families in our community who could use a little extra support this time of year, so why not give the gift of giving? Whether you want to donate money, goods or time, there are lots of local nonprofit organizations that support kids and families that welcome volunteers and donations. Throughout this issue, we have thoughtful gift ideas for friends and family, too. Here’s where you can find ideas for: Artsy types: p. 22 Gardeners: p. 28 Foodies: p. 36 Wine lovers: p. 48 Music fans: p. 58 ALSO ON THE COVER, find live music in Music This Week, starting on p. 62. Head to Candia for an illuminated holiday night, p. 26. And plan your holiday meals, p. 38.
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NEWS & NOTES 4 A look at lead; PLUS News in Brief. 8 Q&A 9 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 20 THE ARTS: 22 ART Gift ideas. 24 THEATER The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. 25 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 27 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 28 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 29 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 30 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 34 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 36 GIFT IDEAS Dine-in or take-out holiday meals; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Wine; From the Pantry. POP CULTURE: 50 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz digs into some of the year’s most lauded movies with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Florida Project and, in a Quick Take, Mudbound. NITE: 58 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE Gift ideas; Nightlife, music & comedy listings and more. 60 ROCK AND ROLL CROSSWORD A puzzle for the music-lover. 62 MUSIC THIS WEEK Live music at your favorite bars and restaurants. ODDS & ENDS: 68 CROSSWORD 69 SIGNS OF LIFE 69 SUDOKU 70 NEWS OF THE WEIRD 70 THIS MODERN WORLD
NEWS & NOTES Speaker Chandler
Bartlett state rep and former House Speaker Gene Chandler has been elected speaker again, according to press releases. This was Chandler’s third time being elected to lead the House, after previously serving as speaker from 2001 to 2004. After the Republican House Caucus voted to supported Chandler, Gov. Chris Sununu released a statement calling Chandler a “strong, principled conservative” and applauded the caucus’ decision. Senate President Chuck Morse issued a statement congratulating Chandler on winning the election and said he knows Chandler to be an “effective statesman” from when they worked together in the House. The AP reported Chandler won with 192 votes, beating Democrat Steve Shurtleff of Concord (152 votes) and Libertarian Jim McConnell of Swanzey (11 votes). The election in the middle of the 2017-2018 legislative session was triggered by the resignation of Shawn Jasper, who was recently confirmed by the Executive Council to serve as the next commissioner of agriculture. In 2004, Chandler withdrew from the speaker’s race over a campaign finance scandal.
Drugs in prison
Investigators in the Department of Corrections have located and intercepted illicit drugs in the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord and the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin. According to a press release, a search conducted in the Concord prison by the department’s Investigations Bureau with the help of the canine team found 4.6 grams of suspected cocaine on Dec. 1. The suspect returned to the facility the day prior on a technical parole violation. And on Nov. 18, investigators intercepted 100 suboxone strips hidden in the sock of a female visitor attempting to smuggle the drugs to her husband.
beginning in early 2018, including credentialed ESOL programs, mentorship, college prep and college-level courses. The programs and services will be offered at the renovated YWCA location in Manchester, which will include a study room, gymnasium and conference room.
Satirical performance artist Vermin Supreme sued the City of Concord for not allowing him to bring two ponies to a planned protest of Hillary Clinton’s book signing at Gibson’s Bookstore on Tuesday, Dec. 5, the Concord Monitor reported. The city granted Supreme permission to keep his ponies in parking spaces as part of a settlement reached the day before.
for a total of $285 million, the AP reported. Eversource is the state’s largest utility provider. It plans to sell three large fossil fuel plants and two combustion turbines to Granite Shore Power for $175 million and nine hydroelectric plants to Hull A car was trapped in a sinkStreet Energy for $83 million. The CONCORD hole caused by a water main PUC announced its decision Nov. break in Manchester on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The AP 29. Eversource officials say the sale reported work crews were will mean lower rates for consumIndonesians able to lift the car out of the A U.S. District Court has taken ers since they won’t have the cost of hole using a winch. action to further delay the immi- maintaining the plants factored into Hooksett nent deportations of 51 members the electricity bill. of New Hampshire’s Indonesian immigrant community living in VA nursing director Goffstown The Manchester VA Medical Centhe Dover area, according to press releases. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ter has hired a new nursing director. said in a statement that she is According to a press release, the MANCHESTER “very encouraged” by the rul- Department of Veterans Affairs ing by Chief Judge Patti of the hired Bernadette Y. Jao to fill the The City of Nashua gave 70 U.S. District Court of Massachu- role of Director of Patient and NursChristmas trees to families James Mastricola UpperBedford in need at the new commuElementary School in Mersetts. “New Hampshire should ing Services (Nursing Executive). nity center, the Telegraph of rimack had to close eight continue to be a sanctuary to the The post was vacant after the preDerry Merrimack Nashua reported. The trees classroomsAmherst due to an odor vious nursing executive was ousted Indonesian community that fled were supplied by North Pole that was later determined to religious persecution. Deporting over allegations of substandard care Xmas Trees in Nashua. be bat feces, the Telegraph Londonderry Milford these individuals will needless- at the Manchester facility. A Boston of Nashua reported. Officials found the feces in a wall cavly split families and communities, Globe report in July wrote about ity near a window and called and put lives in danger,” Shaheen patient conditions being ignored by in pest control and stone NASHUA said in a statement. The judge said medical staff, a fly-infested operatmasons to replace a section the extra time will be given for the ing room and surgical instruments of exterior brick wall. Indonesians to refile their amnesty that were not sterilized. Jao begins cases, which had been thrown out her new role on Jan. 22. originally on technicalities. Sen. in state history, with 270,000 cus- reported. The proceeds will go to Maggie Hassan and Reps. Carol Disaster request Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster also Gov. Chris Sununu submitted an tomers affected. The damage was the Napa Valley Community Founpraised the decision. official request for a federal disas- estimated to be worth more than dation’s Disaster Relief Fund and Community Foundation Sonoma ter declaration related to the storm $5.8 million. County’s Resilience Fund. Donors that occurred Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Sununu meets VP submit a $50 donation for a chance Gov. Chris Sununu gave his According to a press release, the Wine country The New Hampshire Liquor to win one of four California wine stamp of approval to the GOP tax declaration would be for Belknap, reform bill that recently passed Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sulli- Commission, along with wine packages. According to the stothe U.S. Senate. NHPR reported van counties. The storm caused brokers from across the state, is ry, the packages contain 16 to 23 Sununu called it a “net positive” widespread damage to state and running a fundraiser to help the bottles of highly rated wine. Rafduring a conference call he gave local infrastructure and caused victims of the northern California fle tickets will be available through with reporters following a meet- the fourth-largest power outage wildfires earlier this fall, the AP Jan. 30. ing with Vice President Mike Pence. When asked about nonpartisan analyses of the bill that MANCHESTER SUPERINTENDENT found state tax burdens will rise TOLL PAYERS The Manchester school board voted to extend Gov. Chris Sununu removed an Executive for some middle-income families, the contract of the district’s top administrator Council agenda item to discuss toll rate hikes Sununu said he took that with a through June 2019, NHPR reported. Superinin its last meeting to make sure the public has grain of salt, according to the stotendent Bolgen Vargas took over the district a chance to weigh in. The state Department of ry. During his meeting with Pence, just over a year ago and has since undertaken Transportation has been directed to draft a toll Sununu also discussed the opioid some major changes, from working to sell the increase proposal by the Governor’s Advisory epidemic and the state’s Medicaid administrative office space in the millyard to Commission on Intermodal Transportation. Aca proposed revamp of West High School into cording to a press release from the DOT, pasprogram. He also met with presithe state’s first competency-based high school senger vehicles would see a rate increase of dential advisor Jared Kushner and by 2019. Board members such as Leslie Want 35 cents for E-ZPass, 50 cents for cash at the Housing and Urban Development said Vargas has handled the challenges of the Hooksett, Hampton and Bedford tolls and an inSecretary Ben Carson. district well, according to the story. He took
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pre-1978 that have lead paint. And we have one of the oldest water infrastructures in the country, with piping and service lines that have lead in them,” he said. Feltes thinks the bipartisan consensus is “relatively new.” Recent events may have helped shape perspectives, such as the public water crisis in Flint, Michigan. And recent bills signed by Republican governors, such as Paul LePage in Maine and Chris Christie in New Jersey, have taken a tougher stance on preventing lead poisoning. “Republican governors in the Northeast have dealt with it. There’s no reason why we can’t,” Feltes said.
A bill in the legislature would enact the broadest revamp of lead poisoning regulations in years. It would lower the amount of lead in blood tests needed to require parental and property owner notification, require testing for children age 1 and 2, require insurance coverage for blood tests and require testing for lead in the drinking water of schools and daycare facilities. It also establishes a loan fund for landlords to remediate lead paint on their properties and requires sellers of property to warn of the dangers of possible lead on the property. House changes The House Finance Committee amendBipartisan agreement ed the bill and some landlords aren’t happy Democratic state Sen. Dan Feltes is the about it. In the original Senate version, $6 prime sponsor of the bill. He said the issue is million would go toward the remediation a pressing one. fund across 2018 and 2019. Of that, $2 mil“Children are literally being poisoned by lion would be from loans and the remaining the places where they sleep and by the water $4 million would come from grants. The they drink,” Feltes said. House made it so all of the $6 million would The blood tests will be an important step be from loans administered by the Business in preventing poisonings, Feltes said, and it Finance Authority, according to Feltes. will improve our knowledge of the scope of In response, some landlords expressed the problem. opposition to the bill. He said both Democrats and Republicans are Still, Feltes said not all landlords are recognizing the risks and the need for action. against it. And the bill has support from “I think right now you have a bipartisan other stakeholders such as the insurance recognition that we have a childhood lead community as well as the New Hampshire poisoning problem in the state of New Hamp- Pediatric Society. shire. It’s a public health epidemic. It’s one that we haven’t talked about a lot,” Feltes said. What parents can do to prevent Gail Gettens at the state Department of lead poisoning Health and Human Services agreed it’s an • Ask a healthcare provider to test your child epidemic and said there’s been an average if you’re concerned about possible exposure. of 800 children each year from 2011 through • Talk to your local or state health depart2015 that had elevated levels of lead in their ments about testing your home for lead blood. That’s defined by more than 5 micropaint or dust if your home was built before grams of lead per deciliter of blood. 1978 and you have small children. But many children aren’t being tested. She • Mop floors, damp-wipe surfaces, clean said in 2015, fewer than 17 percent of chilpacifiers, toys and your child’s hands. dren age 1 and 2 were tested. • Avoid home remedies and cosmetics that “So, we know those numbers are highcontain lead. ly underreported because we’re only testing • Avoid eating candies imported from an incredibly small fraction of the children Mexico (especially children and pregnant in New Hampshire who should be tested,” women). Gettens said. • Check the Consumer Product SafeThe bill passed the Senate and the House ty Commission website for warnings on before going to two House committees. The products that contain lead. House finance committee recently gave its • Use only cold water from the tap for drinking, cooking or making baby forrecommendation for the bill’s passage and mula. Hot water is more likely to contain it goes up for another full House vote in higher lead levels from lead pipes inside January. the home. In New Hampshire, that’s partly due to the • If remodeling a home built before 1978, severity of the problem, according to Feltes. shower and change clothes after finishing “We have some of the highest rates of a task to reduce exposure to lead. childhood lead poisoning in the country. We Source: The Centers for Disease Control have some of the oldest housing stock in the and Prevention country, in terms of multi-family units that are
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Can you tell me a bit about servative, certainly yourself and your background? by New Hampshire I was born in New Hampshire, Republican stanlived on the same road all my dards. … I think life. My family was in the poultry just by bringing the business. We’ve been here at the homestead right people into the for about 101 years now. So farming is my team and listening background and both my grandfather and to those who actumy father were involved in local politics, ally had ideas and and so it was a natural fit for me. I served on putting those ideas the budget committee for four years and then Courtesy photo. to work. We saw a I was selectman. And while I was a selectlot of good legislaman, I ran for state rep. It seemed [like] sort tion, particularly in the area of election law of a natural progression for me. reform — we’ve seen a lot of movement there, and certainly that’s popular with most Did you hold down a day job during that? of the people in the state — we were working Certainly. I was in the poultry business hard on the opioid crisis within a budget that and then transitioned to become a landlord, is responsible and provides for the needs of which I still am. So I was doing all my own the state while at the same time cutting taxes roofing and painting and maintenance work, without increasing other taxes. If people want which pretty much is what I’ve … done all to take a look at how we came together and these years. got things done, it’s basically by being traditional New Hampshire Republicans. Let’s talk about your time as speaker. It’s an interesting story how you came to Was it a career goal of yours to become become speaker. Can you remind our read- the commissioner of agriculture? ers how that happened? You know, I had never really thought of I had backed Gene Chandler for speak- it. It’s something very important to me but er in 2014 and he came up short to Bill it wasn’t something that had particularly O’Brien, and we’d all lived through what crossed my mind and it came as a surprise to had happened in 2011 and 2012 and just me when the governor asked me to throw my decided that was probably not a path that name in the mix. I was very pleased about any of us wanted to go down again. So when it and very excited about it but it wasn’t a he was not elected on the first ballot, I threw career goal, if you will. my name in the ring and after a couple more rounds was elected. Now that you have this opportunity, what do you hope to accomplish for the state’s And because of that, and getting elect- agricultural economy? ed with the help of Democrats, you’ve been I think, to a large degree ... it’s about makkind of a divisive figure among some con- ing sure the emerging small farms, which servative lawmakers. How did you square there are many of them — we have about that with keeping a level head and doing 4,000 farms in New Hampshire and most the work of the people? of them are relatively small. … They need Well, certainly, my second term I was to have the markets to support what they’re elected with solely the votes of Republicans, doing and I think we can do a better job of and people keep referring to the people who connecting the producers with the consumers were opposed to me as conservatives, and who are looking for their particular product. I don’t really think that’s a fair description. … I’m hoping that we can develop a website They often refer to themselves as conser- that allows people just to go onto our webvatives, but quite frankly, I think it’s more site, put in the information as to where they people of the libertarian bent trying to coopt live and what product they’re looking for and that phrase. I am and always have been a con- just have the options within a reasonable distance from their location pop up for them so WHAT ARE YOU REALLY they’ll be able to make those connections. … INTERESTED IN RIGHT NOW? My knowledge of the legislative process is going to be invaluable to the department in I’ve always been a history buff, so histomoving forward with initiatives and budgetry and genealogy, for me, are sort of tied together and that’s been my hobby. ing. — Ryan Lessard
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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Federal funding to combat opioid crisis The U.S. Department of Justice is giving the state of New Hampshire nearly $689,000 to combat the heroin and fentanyl epidemic, according to press releases. The DOJ funding is being funneled to the state Department of Safety’s Division of State Police through the state Anti-Heroin Task Force program. New Hampshire State Police say the money will be used to help fund law enforcement partnership initiatives, improve technology and expand intelligence sharing. The state’s congressional delegation praised the grant in press releases. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen helped to secure the funding by advocating for it with a letter of support.
Nashua: safest city in the country According to a new WalletHub study, the Gate City is the safest city in the United States compared to more than 180 cities. The study looked at 35 key indicators of safety and broke them down into home and community safety, financial safety and natural disaster risk. Nashua came in first overall and fourth in home and community safety. South Burlington, Vermont, came in second, followed by Warwick, Rhode Island. Manchester was ranked the 28th safest city overall. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was the least safe city. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The home and community safety category looks at things like the number of murders, terror attacks, violent crimes, sex offenders per capita and law enforcement officers per capita.
Work-related deaths on the rise Two recent workplace deaths have brought the number of workplace deaths in New Hampshire up to at least 10, NHPR reported. A 35-yearold Epsom man was killed last Sunday when a tree he was harvesting fell on him, and a 23-year-old from Loudon was killed in a work-related incident at a wood-burning energy plant. OSHA is investigating both cases. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Brian Mitchell of the New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety told NHPR that younger workers and immigrants are the most at risk for work-related accidents because they may be more hesitant to ask questions or refuse to work in unsafe conditions.
Liberty Mutual job cuts New Hampshire’s fifth-largest employer, Liberty Mutual, will eliminate 620 technology positions, NH Business Review reported. That’s more than a fifth of the company’s New Hampshire IT workforce. A Liberty Mutual spokesman said the cuts are a result of the changing needs of its customers. The company also plans to add positions that may allow some workers affected by the cut to continue working at the company in another capacity or enter a retraining program. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Liberty Mutual has 5,000 workers at 20 locations throughout the state, 2,600 of whom are based at its technology hub on the Seacoast, which is more than half of the company’s 4,900 total tech employees across the country. QOL score: 87 Net change: 0 QOL this week: 71 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at email@example.com.
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How many of these 10 are Hall-worthy? On Sunday baseball’s newly formed Modern Era Committee votes on nine players and one executive for entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame, who for whatever reason haven’t passed muster to date. The committee is part of a revised way players, managers, executives and umpires will be selected to enter the Hall through four different avenues. I’m not sure why the change was needed, but I’ll go with the flow to give my vote for those up for consideration. First, I lean toward sheer brilliance over pretty good players who stay around long enough to accumulate the numbers that can make someone look better than they actually were. The Hall is about greatness to me, but I will say durability and reliability are talents and should be a factor. My evaluation also takes into account (1) Guys with low numbers because injuries or war service prevented them from reaching the automatic-in numbers of 3,000 hits, 500 homers and 300 wins. Like Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner, whose career ended after 10 years and “just” 369 homers due to a bad back. (2) The “If He’s In Then My Guy Should Be In” argument. Like if Don Drysdale’s 209 wins are in, how could Curt Schilling not be in? (3) Finally, there are guys whose numbers aren’t quite up to snuff but who should be considered if they sacrificed themselves for the betterment of the team. Interestingly, all three categories were present on the 1966 L.A. Dodgers pitching staff, where despite just 165 career wins Sandy Koufax was the best pitcher I’ve ever seen, the headhunting tough guy Drysdale saw his arm go dead at 32 because he was such an innings eater, and grinder Don Sutton was good enough to hang around long enough (23 years) to accumulate far more wins than either, with 324 wins, even if he wasn’t as good as double D or within three area codes of
Koufax in his prime. Here are my votes. Marvin Miller: I didn’t particularly like him, but outside of the Babe no one had a bigger impact on the business of baseball than Miller. Plus, the players union he built was undefeated vs. the owners for 40 years. That steroid-enabler Bud Selig breezed in while owner acrimony keeps Miller out is a far better place for the president’s commission on rigged elections to look at than the 2016 election. YES. Don Mattingly: Sorry, Red Sox Nation, but there wasn’t a person in baseball who’d have taken Wade Boggs over Donnie Baseball between 1984 to 1989. A bad back limited him to just 14 seasons, but while he had more 100-RBI seasons (five) than Mickey Mantle, he had only 222 homers and 1,099 RBI, so an extra four years wouldn’t have been enough. NO. Dale Murphy: He won two MVPs, hit over 36 homers five times and 398 overall. But the .265 average was low, Atlanta was a homer launching pad, he was just OK in center field and he had seven seasons hitting under .250. NO. Tommy John: He pitched for something like 412 years. Ironic when you consider the career-saving surgical procedure now bearing his name turned him into the bionic man who lasted until a Tom Bradyesque 46. At his peak he won 20 three times in four years. But after that, he was entirely mediocre for 10 years. Still his 288 wins are one more than whiny Bert Blyleven had and is 57 wins over .500 to BB’s 37 — which should get him in. But until Twins lefty Jim Kaat (283 wins) gets in it’s NO on TJ and I say Bert should be kicked out. Steve Garvey: A PR phony whose goody-two-shoes act blew up on him when word came down in the same week he had gotten two women pregnant and neither was his fiancée. So I’m biased. But, having said that, he had 200 hits six times, hit .294 lifetime, played 160-plus games nine times and was the best player on very good 1970s Dodgers teams. So (gulp), YES. Alan Trammell: Robin Yount had better numbers and won two MVPs. But
Trammel was the better shortstop and a very productive hitter when shortstop didn’t hit much. And if Yount was better, why did Trammel make six All-Star teams to his puny three? YES. Jack Morris: A durable grinder who pitched over 235 innings 11 times. The 3.90 ERA is the issue. But which matters more, his 21 wins or his 4.04 ERA with Toronto in 1992? He had 254 wins, was the best pitcher on three World Series winners, and all circumstances considered — pressure, stakes of the game, how well his opponent pitched — going all 10 innings as Minnesota beat Atlanta (and John Smoltz) 1-0 in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series is the greatest game I’ve ever seen pitched. YES. Dave Parker: He was huge, a pretty good right fielder in a big park with a great arm, could run and won two batting titles. But getting caught up in the late ’70s cocaine scandal and never becoming as good as most felt he could be hurts him. Close, but I’d put Dick Allen in before him. NO. Ted Simmons: If there were no Johnny Bench he’d have been the NL’s best catcher during much of the ’70s. But he wasn’t a greater defender and the only catcher in the Hall he was better than is early days NY Giant Roger Bresnahan, who got in (somehow) for inventing shin guards. NO, no, make it YES, ah, NO, ahhh — a near miss. Luis Tiant: I’d easily take Tiant in a big game over Sutton, Drysdale, Blyleven, Nolan Ryan, and any number of Hall of Fame pitchers. He was clutch, entertaining, had a 1.60 ERA in 1968, his 49 shutouts are 21st best all-time and the 229 wins are more than Yankees great Lefty Gomez (187), Drysdale (209), Jim Bunning (222), Catfish Hunter (224) and one Pedro Martinez (219). Luis is IN. Let the debate begin. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.
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SPORTS DAVE LONG’S PEOPLE, PLACES & OTHER STUFF
The U is two wins away The Big Story: With a surprising 22-15 over third-ranked Central Arkansas, UNH is now two wins away from their first Division I FCS title. They’re now headed for a clash against 5-seed South Dakota State on Friday. They got behind another superior effort by the stingy Wildcat D that held a team averaging 37 points a game to just 15 and red-shirt freshman quarterback Christian Lupoli, who got his first career TD pass with 7:19 left in the game after stepping in for starter Trevor Knight after he went down for the count late in the second period. Sports 101: With it being awarded Saturday it’s an appropriate time to ask who are the four Heisman Trophy winners to also be named a Super Bowl MVP? Movin On Up Award: Lost in the whirl of early deadlines and holiday travels was former Trinity QB Dan Mullen being named head football coach at the University of Florida. He’s actually returning home as he served as offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer when he won two national titles in Gainesville before being named head man at Mississippi State. Rivalry Game of the Week: Round 1 in the annual St. Anselm-SNHU rivalry went to the Penmen 86-85 in a great game on Wednesday. The Penmen won despite being out-rebounded 38-22, outscored at
3 – players in double figures for St. Anselm in a 64-60 win over SNHU led by Shannon Ryan with 18 with Clairee Putnam and Bedford High School alum Ali Glennon adding 13 and 11 respectively. 27 – game-high points scored by SNHU’s Kylie
the line 18-11 and out-shot 51.9 percent to 56.7 percent from the floor. Chris Walters, who knocked down the winning free throw with 17 seconds left, led SNHU with 26, followed by 21 from Dimitri Flores. Tim Guer had a game-high 31 for the Hawks and Cody Ball had 20. The Penmen moved to 7-0, while the Hawks dropped to 5-2. Alumni News: After a 77 tackle, 2 picks and 2 fumble recoveries season for Plymouth, Manchester West alum Zach Ziemba was named to the NE Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team for 2017. Sports 101 Answer: The four dual Heisman Trophy winners/Super Bowl MVPs are Roger Staubach (Navy, 1963), Jim Plunkett (Stanford, 1970), Marcus Allen (USC, 1981) and GB’s Desmond Howard (Michigan, 1991). On This Day – Dec. 7: 1937 – Boston acquires 19-year-old Ted Williams from the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. 1941 – 2,430 are killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor and Cleveland all-timer Bob Feller is the first in sports to join the fight when he enlists in the Navy the next day. 1985 – Despite Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly’s endorsement of Plymouth State’s Joe Dudek, Auburn’s Bo Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy, setting off the national Bo don’t know Diddley craze.
Lorenzen on 12 of 18 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds in the Penwomen’s 64-60 lost to crosstown rival St. Anselm. 100 – cost in dollars for one of the 750 raffle tickets to be sold in a Concord Hospital Trust fundraiser for a three-night stay for a foursome to the Saturday/ Sunday rounds of the 2018
Masters Golf Tournament. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 227-7162 for details. 150 – career wins for UNH football coach Sean McDonnell after the U’s aforementioned playoff win over Central Arkansas. 600 – career wins for St. Anselm basketball coach Keith Dickson after a 91-67 win over LIU-Post.
Ralph Kiner: Famer who due to injuries lasted just 10 seasons. But he won the NL homer title his first seven major-league seasons, went over 35 bombs seven times, was over 50 twice and ended with 369. Bert Blyleven: Righty with the great curve who whined about not making the Hall for years before getting in a few years back. Got there for his 287 wins (lost 250) and 60 career shutouts. Don Drysdale: Flame-throwing, headhunting innings machine who was done at 32 with just 209 wins. But he’s in the Hall because he won Cy in 1962, 20 games twice, pitched over 300 innings four times and over 200 eight more times, threw 59 straight scoreless innings in 1968 and got to the majors at 19. Sandy Koufax: Only had six big seasons before retiring at 30, but what a six they were. They included seasons of 25, 26 and 27 wins, four no-hitters, five ERA titles, six 200-K seasons, with three over 300 including 382 in 1965, and he never pitched in the minors. Curt Schilling: Jim Bunning was a far-right Kentucky conservative in Congress when he got in — so it ain’t your politics. It’s that your career took longer to hit 60 mph than a ’75 Oldsmobile. But he’s the greatest post-season ever, had 216 wins, and the bloody sock game is a signature baseball moment. So as long as I don’t have to hear him drone on about politics, he gets my Hall vote.
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American Red Cross of New Hampshire
2 Maitland St., Concord, 225-6697, redcross.org What it’s all about: The Red Cross is an international humanitarian organization that provides help at home and abroad when disaster strikes, and provides education to make sure families are prepared before a disaster happens. Red Cross spokesperson Lloyd Ziel said the organization works on a number of initiatives that help families and kids. After a home fire, the Red Cross provides money for hotel rooms, groceries, clothes and whatever they need to get back on their feet. The Red Cross also installs free smoke detectors in the community to make sure families can get out safely during a fire. Over the past year, the Red Cross of New Hampshire and Vermont helped 1,218 people who were made homeless by fires, and 1,829 smoke alarms were installed. They also work with kids in a program called Project Pillowcase, which gets kids thinking about how to react to disasters and express their feelings to an adult. “It also teaches kids how to deal with when they’re
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feeling anxious, how to do different breathing exercises,” Ziel said. What monetary donations are used for: Donations will help programs like Project Pillowcase or comfort kits for people who lost their homes in a fire. They could also use: The Red Cross can also use donations of blood and platelets since donations tend to drop during the holidays. Other ways to help: They could use volunteers for an “installathon” for smoke alarms called Sound the Alarm on April 28, 2018. They’ll be going door to door to install smoke alarms in the Manchester area.
180 Lowell Road, Hudson, 883-7338, annemariehouse.org What it’s all about: Anne-Marie House is a 26-bed transitional residence and program for homeless families and kids that have fallen on hard times. It’s been oper-
ating for 14 years, and Executive Director Pamela Small said they serve some types of people in need that others don’t. “We’re different. We serve two-parent families,” Small said. “We’re the only program in the area that takes single fathers.” They also have no age restrictions on women and children, like some programs, and they serve veteran families who do not qualify for other veterans’ programs. What monetary donations are used for: Monetary donations will be used for residence upkeep and utility costs as well as food and other necessary items for hygiene and house cleaning. They could also use: Small said they will accept donations of food items and gift cards for grocery stores, as well as toiletries, paper goods and cleaning products. If someone wants to donate Christmas presents, Small said that would be very helpful, but they should reach out to her directly so she can coordinate with families to plan the gift. “That would be wonderful,” Small said.
Other ways to help: The organization is in need of volunteers. “We’re always looking for people to come here to cook meals for us,” Small said.
Boys & Girls Club of Central New Hampshire
55 Bradley St., Concord, centralnhclubs. org, 224-1061 (also has satellite locations in Laconia, Sutton, Warner, Hopkinton, Allenstown, Weare and Franklin under the Central NH Boys & Girls Club umbrella) What it’s all about: The Bradley Street Clubhouse in Concord is the oldest and largest club house in the state and was renovated in 2013. It offers separate spaces for preschool and kindergarten, plus elementary, middle and high school students as well as a large gymnasium, art room, computer lab, cafeteria and playground. The goal is to provide a safe place where kids can work with adult mentors to become more confident, caring and respectful citizens. After-school programs, summer camps and basketball leagues offer kids team-building and fitness opportunities while academic and leader-
ship programs help develop healthy habits. The structured activities range from art club to homework help. Concord, Suncook and Laconia have a dinner program where 750 kids are fed a warm meal each week. What monetary donations are used for: Development Director Jon Clay said monetary donations can go to whichever club the donor chooses. “[Donors] have the ability to designate to any program they want it to go to, whether it’s athletics or education,” Clay said. They could also use: The club accepts donations of clothing items that are new or lightly warn. Sports equipment is also accepted. Other ways to help: Volunteer work could include helping kids with music and computers or arts and crafts. Clay said the most
popular form of volunteering is handing out food and helping with homework. “If they want to learn more about the program, reach out to your local Boys & Girls Club, say they want to learn more and that’s the first step to creating a relationship,” said Clay.
Boys & Girls Club of Derry
40 E. Derry Road, Derry, derrybgclub.org, 434-6695 What it’s all about: The youth organization’s goal is to provide every child with the tools they need for a successful and bright future. The club’s dynamic programs change with members’ needs and strive to increase self-esteem, courage and positive values. Young people have the opportunity to get help with homework, tutoring, comput- 14
FOR OUR VETERANS There are several organizations that support New Hampshire’s veterans, too. Here are a few that focus their efforts on helping veterans in need. Liberty House 75 W. Baker St., Manchester, 669-0761, libertyhousenh.org What it’s all about: Liberty House is a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans that has 10 beds and a food and clothing pantry. According to executive director Jeff Nelson, staff members provide each resident with case management, employment counseling and searches, housing assistance and agency referrals. The property housing the facility was given to the VFW as a gift by Annette (Paczosa) Nelson, the sister of Pvt. Harold Paczosa, who was killed in 1943 when a German U-Boat torpedo struck the USAT Dorchester. What monetary donations are used for: In addition to funding day-to-day operations at the house, donations are used to help fund the purchase of a new van and to address specific safety and operational issues at the facility. They could also use: Canned goods, clothing, deodorant, toothpaste, backpacks, bicycles, sneakers, tents and tarps, sleeping bags, shampoo and conditioner. Visit libertyhousenh.org/get-involved/needs-wishlist for a full list of additional items. Other ways to help: Volunteers on the property itself can be scarce, but Liberty House always welcomes volunteers to organize special events like food drives and outreach drives to collect some of the more high-demand items, like backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, can openers and hooded sweatshirts. Veterans Count 555 Auburn St., Manchester, 621-3433, vetscount.org/nh What it’s all about: Veterans Count is a program of Easter Seals that provides financial assistance to veterans, active military service members and their families. “We figuratively and literally help them fill in the gaps with what they need to survive,” direc-
tor of development Joe Emmons said. “We help with everything from emergency financial assistance to utility payments, housing, rent, emergency shelters, and other things like employment assistance, access to transportation and legal help.” There are four chapters in the Granite State – Manchester, Nashua, the Seacoast and the Lakes Region. What monetary donations are used for: About 90 percent of all donations directly support veterans and active military service members. Emmons said donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the Easter Seals of New Hampshire headquarters at 555 Auburn St. in Manchester. You can also select which of the four chapters you’d like your donation to specifically go toward. They could also use: Emmons said Veterans Count can always use gently used furniture or clothing that can be worn for job interview opportunities. Other ways to help: Anyone interested in volunteering to join one of the boards or attend any special events can visit vetscount.org/nh for more information. Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire 77 Central St., Manchester, 716-8488, vfnh.org What it’s all about: This organization was formed to provide programs for the general public to support Granite State veterans who have trouble providing for themselves and their families. Among its missions are to provide emergency aid and relief to veterans, to assist veterans service organizations, to assist in taking advantage of employment opportunities, and to assist in funding for educational opportunities. What monetary donations are used for: Contributions directly benefit veterans service organizations in the state. Other ways to help: You can also volunteer for the foundation’s Veterans Law Project, which has provided veterans and active service members with attorneys in a variety of family law cases, minor criminal cases and landlord tenant issues.
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What monetary donations are used for: Ed Harvey, assistant executive director, said donations go for whatever the donor requests. If the donor does not specify, the donation will support general operations and programs. “Our overall program is basically a youth ... development program. All the money goes to supporting the kids’ programs,” said Harvey. The club has traditional programs like homework help and tutoring alongside newer programs like gardening, basketball and computer training. They could also use: The club has an annual auction that raises money for the programs. Gift donations are accepted and are made part of the auction. Individuals and businesses often give gift items like sports equipment, games and pool tables. Other ways to help: Volunteers can help the club with specific programs like tutoring and coaching basketball or they can join a committee that organizes a fundraising event. Harvey said the club has anywhere from 50 to 100 volunteers.
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
555 Union St., Manchester, mbgcnh.org, 625-5031 What it’s all about: The club tries to reach out to all youth and especially to those who need their help the most. The goal of the club’s programs is to inspire youth to reach their full potential of becoming productive, responsible and caring individuals. The five core programs focus on the developmental needs of all young people. The programs include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, and fitness and recreation. What monetary donations are used for: Donations can be used for any program that the donor specifies, according to Diane Fitzpatrick, the CEO of the Manchester Boys & Girls Club. “We are very donor-centric, so many of our donors will make donations that go to operations, scholarships or camps. People make incredible contributions to the club. It’s not really a cut and dry system. [For example] some people are really motivated by giving food,” said Fitzpatrick. They could also use: The club accepts food baskets during the holidays, board games and educational games, knitted hats and, especially during the winter, warm clothing, according to Fitzpatrick. “The tweens are almost forgotten during the holidays, clothing for the teens and things they really need. I think my personal philosophy is that philanthropy is the art of giving,” said Fitzpatrick. Other ways to help:Volunteers can give their time to help kids with things like homework tutoring and reading stories. Fitzpatrick said the club asks volunteers to commit to a year of volunteer work because it helps the kids build relationships. “It’s all about relaHIPPO | DECEMBER 7 - 13, 2017 | PAGE 14
tionships and it’s hard to have people coming in and out of their life,” said Fitzpatrick.
Boys & Girls Club of Nashua
1 Positive Place, Nashua, bgcn.com, 883-0523 What it’s all about: The club provides a safe place for girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 18 to learn how to have academic success, maintain healthy lifestyles and be good citizens. The club provides ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals alongside life-enhancing programs and character-developing experiences. What monetary donations are used for: Donations help fund programs and special events at the club. Programs include the Kid’s Club for ages 5 through 8, which provides the opportunity for homework help, aquatics, gym time, arts and crafts, dance and games. The Clubhouse is for ages 8 to 12 and offers computer and homework assistance, an art room, the club’s pool and gymnasium and a nutritious meal each day. The Stahl Teen Center encourages teens to participate in a wide variety of activities including job and college preparation, leadership groups, community service projects and fun social recreation activities. They could also use: Sign up for a Discovery Hour and tour the Boys & Girls Clubs to find out about programs and how to get involved. Volunteer work is also available for those interested in giving their time to help tutor kids in homework, computer work and leadership activities. Other ways to help: Club staff members can always use arts and crafts supplies, academic material, games, technology and recreational equipment like jump ropes and playground balls.
Boys & Girls Club of Salem
3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, salembgc.org, 898-7709 What it’s all about: To give youth a place to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The goal: give kids a safe place to learn and grow through ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals. The club provides programs and character development experiences. What monetary donations are used for: Financial contributions are given directly to the club’s membership base and programming. Programs include aquatics, sports and fitness recreation, arts, character and leadership development, the teen center and summer camps. The club’s facilities include a games room, sports programs, a swimming pool, music and arts programs and education and technology labs. They could also use: Volunteers will be helping the most at-risk youth in the Salem area through relationships and mentoring.
The club provides a safe, positive environment with structured programs and activities for mentors to do with the youth. Other ways to help: The Boys & Girls Club of Salem has created an alumni association to help former members establish lifelong connections with fellow alumni leading to increased support of the organization’s mission and goals.
CASA of New Hampshire
138 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, 6264600, casanh.org What it’s all about: CASA of New Hampshire is a statewide organization that recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the state’s courts. Director of communications Carolyn Cote said each advocate is trained to help children find stability in a safe home. What monetary donations are used for: According to Cote, it costs about $1,500 to support an advocate for one year of working with victimized children, and monetary donations are used to support their efforts. There are more than 500 advocates working for CASA of New Hampshire statewide. They could also use: Office supplies such as pens, manila folders, legal pads and padded envelopes are always welcome. Cote said CASA of New Hampshire also seeks sponsorships and raffle prizes for their upcoming events. Other ways to help: CASA of New Hampshire has several ongoing and upcoming events, including its annual holiday cards fundraiser. Greeting cards featuring artwork donated by local artists are up for sale for $20 per pack of 20. They can be ordered at casanhgifts.org. CASA of New Hampshire is also participating in a joint benefit with the Granite State Children’s Alliance to present two shows performed by comedian Seth Meyers at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Feb. 10. Cote added that the organization is always looking for adults who have a desire to volunteer as advocates. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma. A total of 40 hours of training is required.
Concord Family YMCA
15 N. State St., Concord, 228-9622, concordymca.org What it’s all about: Concord Family YMCA is the largest child care provider in Merrimack County, offering full-day childcare for ages 1 to kindergarten; a full-day kindergarten program; an after-morningkindergarten program with a school pickup service; the KYDSTOP after-school program, which includes homework help, arts and crafts, pool and gym time, and the Fun & Fit program, which teaches kids how to maintain a healthy lifestyle; and school vacation camps and summer camps. It also has
programs for families and adults including aquatics activities, group exercise classes and other health and wellness programs. What monetary donations are used for: All monetary donations go toward the Y’s annual campaign. “It’s a scholarship fund which allows families to use child care services or sign up for the health and wellness programs regardless of their ability to pay,” marketing director Gina Brochu said. They could also use: During the holiday season, the Y has a giving tree in the lobby with wish-list tags submitted by families in need. “A lot of families ask for coats, boots, mittens and hats, books and toys for under the Christmas tree for their kids, all kinds of stuff,” Brochu said. Simply select a tag from the tree and commit to donating the requested item. Bring the donation to the Y unwrapped, and the Y will wrap it and pass it on to the family. Other ways to help: There are various volunteering opportunities for events and programs throughout the year. Fill out an application, and the Y will match you with a job that suits your interests and skill set.
Easter Seals New Hampshire
555 Auburn St., Manchester, 623-8863, easterseals.com/nh What it’s all about: “Easter Seals provides services for people of all ages with disabilities and special needs across the state,” said Pamela Dube, the communications director for Easter Seals New Hampshire. They’ve been operating in the state for more than 80 years and now have 12 core programs, many of which focus on helping children. What monetary donations are used for: Monetary donations will be used for any of the programs the donor wants them to be used for. They can select programs on the Easter Seals website when making donations online. Dube said they could use donations to help military families. “Our greatest need is really for veterans,” Dube said. In particular, they need money to help military families pay for transportation and gifts for the holiday. They could also use: If you want to give more than just a blank check, Easter Seals can also make use of gas cards and gift cards for general department stores like Walmart and Target. Another way to help out kids who are a bit older (middle school age to 21) would be to make donations of age-appropriate toys and warm clothes for kids with educational disabilities enrolled at the Robert B. Jolicoeur School in Manchester. There are about 50 to 60 kids in the school, Dube estimates. Other ways to help: Easter Seals is always looking for volunteers to help with the many events they host each year.
72 Concord St., Manchester, 625-5785 (office), 668-2299 (crisis line), ywcanh.org What it’s all about: Emily’s Place is an 18-bed shelter for women and children run by
the YWCA, which fights racism and empowers women. The emergency shelter is usually to protect women escaping abusive situations with their kids. “The purpose of the shelter is to give women and children a safe place to stay … in an attempt to flee from a dangerous situation,” said Amanda Ouellette, the shelter coordinator. Women have to be 18 years or older and they don’t take children alone. What monetary donations are used for: “The area of most need right now, something that we try to do is focus on gift cards we can give to the moms or the single women,” Ouellette said. Monetary donations made to the YWCA will go to programs like Emily’s Place, but some of it will be converted into gift cards so women can buy things for themselves and their kids. They could also use: People are encouraged to donate gift cards at the YWCA, for things like grocery stores, restaurants and shopping centers, even places for kids like Cowabunga’s, Ouellette said. Giving the money for the women to spend is a way to empower them, since many of them are fleeing situations where they have no control over their finances. People can also donate supplies for the shelter, such as toiletries, feminine products, towels and twin-size bedding. Other ways to help: The YWCA can use more volunteers since the crisis line is staffed primarily by volunteers. Training for staff happens three times a year and the next one is in January.
Families in Transition
122 Market St., Manchester, 641-9441, fitnh.org What it’s all about: FIT provides transitional housing for homeless people or those who are at risk of becoming homeless. Michele Talwani, the vice president of marketing at FIT, says the organization provides 235 housing units in the state. They’re primarily in Manchester, with some in Concord, Dover and Wolfeboro. They provide housing and services to more than 600 people per year, and they recently merged with New Horizons in Manchester. What monetary donations are used for: The area of greatest need is the most expensive part of providing housing: general overhead costs such as mortgage payments, utilities and maintenance. They could also use: Donors are encouraged to buy unwrapped gifts selected from their family wish list. “Many parents can’t afford … holiday gifts for their children,” Talwani said. Folks interested in participating in the FITWish Program should email donate@ fitnh.org. The organization is also looking to get kid-friendly DVDs to build up their DVD library at the Family Place Resource Center and Shelter in Manchester. Other ways to help: They need volunteers to be welcome ambassadors and sort through donations at their OutFITters thrift stores. They also need people with house
maintenance skills to help with painting and general repairs.
202 N. State St., Concord, 228-1193, friendsprogram.org What it’s all about: The Friends Program consists of four main elements: a homeless shelter for families, a senior program that pairs them with kids in elementary school, a volunteer program to help seniors, and a youth mentoring program. “Friends youth mentoring program is the cornerstone of the agency,” said Terri Smith, the director of the youth mentoring program. It works by pairing adult volunteers with kids in Merrimack County age 6 to 17. That program is heading into its 43rd year, Smith said. The kids come to the program with some combination of medical, educational, social or emotional needs and most (about 80 percent) live below the poverty line. Each volunteer is screened and thoughtfully matched with each kid, and they help to provide advice and other means of help. What monetary donations are used for: Money would be used to keep the program running by funding volunteer screening and matching. It would also be used for fun events like trips to Fisher Cats games or arts and crafts. Other ways to help: Volunteers are what keeps the program going. “We could not do this without stellar volunteers, and we know that,” Smith said. They currently have about 100 volunteer mentors and they need more.
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire
340 Varney St., Manchester, 623-1117; 27 Burke St., Nashua, 882-6256, girlsincnewhampshire.org What it’s all about: Girls Inc. is open to girls ages 5 and up and offers various programs, like an after-school program that focuses on education and leadership skill-building, as well as other mentoring programs and special events like holiday parties and a holiday online auction. Free meals are also served to girls and their families in need every Monday through Friday at both branches. What monetary donations are used for: According to Kelly Hurtado, vice president of public relations for Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, the money received is used for a variety of things. “We use it to buy warm clothing, for our dinner programs … and sometimes to sponsor one of our girls to go to summer camp,” she said, “Right now we’re using donations to help buy gifts from our holiday auction.” Donations can be made either via the website or social media, or by mailing checks to the organization’s headquarters (63 Market St., Manchester). They could also use: With annual holiday parties coming up at both branches, Hurtado said donated gifts are welcome, especially for the older girls. Gift cards can also 16
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Other ways to help: “We’re always looking for volunteers,” Hurtado said. “We look for people who can do anything from reading one-on-one with the girls to coming in to prepare and serve the dinners … [or] they could serve as a guest speaker or a mentor. It’s very easy to get involved.”
Granite United Way
22 Concord St., Floor 2, Manchester, graniteuw.org, 625-6939 (also has locations in Concord, West Lebanon, Littleton, Berlin, Laconia and Plymouth) What it’s all about: Granite United Way is statewide nonprofit that brings together other organizations, volunteers and municipalities in the community to implement programs that improve the quality of life for children and families. For example, since 2014, GUW has worked with Beech Street and Gossler Park schools in Manchester to implement their Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy. It also helped put 700 books into the hands of kids in early education programs across the state, according to Eaton, and it supports community programs like Manchester’s Safe Stations, which provide a safe place for residents to get help with substance abuse. What monetary donations are used for: Programs that help with education or health in the community or help families manage their income. The donations stay within the community that the donation was made to, according to Karrie Eaton, vice president of marketing and communication. Eaton said a volunteer group of 35 community members manages how funds will be used. Other ways to help: Volunteer work could include helping other nonprofits organize programs in the community, working with families on tax prep or managing ways to best use donations. Volunteers can also donate what Eaton calls “sweat equity,” which includes helping local organizations with hands-on activities like building or painting fences in the community.
Make-A-Wish New Hampshire
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814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, 6239474, nh.wish.org What it’s all about: Make-A-Wish New Hampshire grants wishes to kids in the Granite State between the ages of 2½ and 18 years old with life-threatening medical conditions or illnesses. What monetary donations are used for: Holly Blanchard, director of marketing and youth programs, said that 89 cents of every dollar donated goes directly toward granting wishes for children facing critical illnesses. It could be a wish to go somewhere, have something, meet something or be something. Whatever the experience, Make-A-Wish New
Hampshire covers the costs of every aspect. They could also use: Make-A-Wish New Hampshire can also accept airline miles. Every mile donated helps kids and their families travel to destinations around the world, according to Blanchard. Other things the organization accepts are “icebreaker gifts,” which are given to every child in the family when the wish-granting volunteers meet with a new child for the first time. Some ideas include gift cards to stores such as Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart, new toys such as baseballs, basketballs, footballs, Legos, jewelry-making kits and Barbie dolls, new kid-friendly CDs and DVDs, and much more. Other ways to help: For more information on the work Make-A-Wish New Hampshire does, 45-minute information sessions called Wish Tours are offered once in a month in its Manchester offices. Blanchard said this is often when myths that people often have – such as the myth that wishes are only granted to children who are terminally ill – are debunked. Make-A-Wish New Hampshire also invites anyone who may know of a local child who may qualify for a wish to contact them at 623-9474 or visit nh.wish.org/refer-a-child.
87 Palm St., Nashua, 5981582, margueritesplace.org What it’s all about: Marguerite’s Place is a transitional living program for women and children in crisis. Its mission is to provide them with physical and emotional support services with the goal to help them achieve self-sufficiency. What monetary donations are used for: According to Christa Tsechrintzis, director of development and public relations, donations provide funding for four specific areas: case management, housing, security and child care. Families live independently in one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments with 24-hour staff and video surveillance, a child care program and case managers to work with them one-on-one to help them create life plans. They could also use: Marguerite’s Place is always in need of essentials like dish detergent, baby wipes, hand soap, trash bags, laundry detergent, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, tissues and toilet paper. Other ways to help: You can become either a volunteer, a donor or a sponsor.
New Hampshire Catholic Charities
215 Myrtle St., Manchester, 669-3030, ccnh.org What it’s all about: New Hampshire Catholic Charities has several programs to help children and families, including Our Place, which supports first-time, teenage or
young adult mothers from pregnancy to the third year of their child’s life; counselling services; parish and community services; health care services; adoption and maternity services; and immigration and refugee services. New Hampshire Catholic Charities also oversees the New Hampshire Food Bank and the St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester, which provides one-on-one behavioral treatment to help kids with challenges get integrated back into the school system. What monetary donations are used for: Monetary donations support New Hampshire Catholic Charities programs. “That’s the best way to donate, because it allows us the flexibility to distribute money to the programs that need it most and respond quickly to meet the most urgent needs of struggling individuals and families,” communications manager Kathryn Marchocki said. “This is particularly critical with winter upon us. People don’t stop needing stuff when the holidays are over.” Other ways to help: Marchocki said the organization is always looking for volunteers to help with various programs, events and administrative tasks throughout the year.
New Hampshire Hunger Solutions
2 Delta Drive, Concord, 225-2264, nhkidscount.org What it’s all about: Formerly NH Kids Count, New Hampshire Hunger Solutions is focused on eliminating food insecurity among New Hampshire families. “To be food insecure means you don’t know where your next meal is going to come from,” executive director Amy Bourgault said. The organization acts as a resource hub for children’s hunger issues and performs statewide research to help lawmakers make decisions that aid food-insecure families. It also works to advance school participation in breakfast and lunch programs. What monetary donations are used for: Monetary donations are used to offset the general operation costs for the organization. Other ways to help: Bourgault said New Hampshire Hunger Solutions is always looking for people to join the coalition and become advocates. Another way to help is to share your observations and experiences, which may contribute to the organization’s research and help it identify where there are “food deserts” in the state. “People need to advocate for their own families and speak up if they’re experiencing food insecurity,” she said.
The Salvation Army
15 Cole St., Berlin, 752-1644; 58 Clinton St., Concord, 225-5586; 18 Folsom St., Derry, 434-7790; 15 Roxbury Plaza, Keene, 352-0607; 177 Union Ave., Laconia, 5241834; 121 Cedar St., Manchester, 627-7013; 1 Montgomery Ave., Nashua, 883-7841; 15 Middle St., Portsmouth, 436-2606; 10 Olde Farm Lane, Rochester, 332-2623; nne.salvationarmy.org
What it’s all about: According to Pat James, public relations manager for the Northern New England Division of the Salvation Army, there are nine facilities in the Granite State that each provide various programs of their own for children, adults and seniors in their community. The Salvation Army’s Manchester corps has a Kids Cafe program, which runs every Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to Manchester kids ages 7 to 12. After the meals, kids go to various activity and game rooms. What monetary donations are used for: Donated funds are used for a variety of purposes, such as providing clothing, food and gifts for children, as well as for utilities and emergency disaster aid. They could also use: James said the demand is always high for gifts for older kids and teeanagers, as well as for senior citizens. “People tend to think of younger children more often, but [gifts for older people] are areas that are sometimes lacking,” she said. The Salvation Army also always welcomes canned goods and boxed items that can be shelved. Other ways to help: You can volunteer to be a Red Kettle bell ringer or to help with assorted toy distribution. Donations can also be made at redkettlereason.org. The Salvation Army’s Manchester corps always welcomes volunteers to participate in its Kids Cafe program. “We probably get around 90 to 110 kids a night and have two volunteers at each table,” community center director Bob Champagne said. Volunteers assist in serving meals and working with kids in the activity rooms once the meals are over. You can call the Manchester corps directly or visit nne.salvationarmy.org/manchester/kids-cafe.
Southern New Hampshire Toys for Tots
64 Harvey Road, Londonderry, londonderry-nh.toysfortots.org What it’s all about: Southern New Hampshire Toys for Tots is part of a nationwide program that serves the community of the less fortunate to allow every child up to 13 years old a Christmas through donated toys. There are several local organizations that have been approved to accept toy requests this year (see website for the full list). Locations where donations can be dropped off include the Laconia, Concord and Kingston VFWs, the Bedford Police Department headquarters, and any of the Toys R Us store locations in southern New Hampshire (Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Salem and Concord). What monetary donations are used for: Ninety-seven cents per dollar goes toward toy donations. The other 3 cents principally covers fundraising expenses. Donations can be made online or by mailed checks made out to Toys for Tots Foundation and sent to the Harvey Street address. They could also use: New unwrapped toys. 18
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153 Paige Hill Road, Goffstown, 4972343, upreachtrc.org What it’s all about: UpReach offers weekly therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons for adults and children with physical, emotional and psychological disabilities. Participants range in age from 3 years old to people well into their 90s, with disabilities that include autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, PTSD and traumatic brain injury. What monetary donations are used for: Funds are used exclusively for the herd of 18 horses, for needs such as purchasing feed, bedding and veterinary care, as well as for general maintenance and repairs of the center. They could also use: Horse tack, riding equipment and general office supplies. Other ways to help: If you are at least 14 years of age, you can apply to be a volunteer as a leader or sidewalker in UpReach’s therapeutic riding, driving or hippotherapy lessons. No prior experience with horses is needed, but all volunteers are required to complete a three-hour training session, which consists of a classroom-style presentation as well as a hands-on practice mock lesson in the barn. The next two training sessions will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. UpReach requires a commitment of at least one hour per week, per six- to eight-week term. For those who wish to handle a horse in any capacity, a one-and-a-half-hour “Taking the Lead” training session is required, with the next two being offered on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, graniteymca.org What it’s all about: The YMCA of Downtown Manchester is the main branch of the Granite YMCA, which also encompasses the Greater Londonderry, Allard Center (Goffstown), Seacoast (Portsmouth) and Strafford County (Rochester) branches. The Manchester facility offers after-school programs for elementary school students from low-income families; an adventurebased after-school program for at-risk middle school students that includes oneon-one tutoring and field trips for activities like hiking, skiing, snowboarding, camping and ice skating; an alternative education program that serves suspended and expelled
high school students; a teen center with healthy snacks, activities and mentorship; and a program that pairs at-risk teens with a senior companion. What monetary donations are used for: Teen services director Natalie Barney said 100 percent of all monetary donations support the Y’s outreach programs, providing supplies and covering the cost of field trips. “All these programs are grant-funded or donation-based,” she said. “We want to make sure we can continue to run these programs, and we need all the help we can get.” They could also use: During the holiday season, the Y has an Angel Tree in the lobby where people can donate unwrapped toys for families in need. Donated items are also needed for a gift drive for teens; the goal of the drive is to send every teen at the teen center’s holiday party home with a gift. “The Angel Tree generally targets children under age 11, but we really need more support for the teen population and the teen drive, because teenagers have needs, too,” Barney said. Teen gifts could include things like headphones, speakers or gift cards. The Y could also use donated winter coats, snowpants, hats and gloves for the kids’ skiing and snowboarding field trips. Other ways to help: There are various volunteering opportunities throughout the year. Right now, Barney said, the Y is looking for volunteers to sort and organize items in its food and clothing pantries.
YMCA of Greater Nashua
24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011; 6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778, nmymca.org What it’s all about: The YMCA of Greater Nashua has facilities in Nashua and Merrimack. Programs include an Early Education Center for 6-week- to 6-year-olds; before- and after-school child care for children in grades 1 through 6, school vacation and summer camps, an academic achievers program for teens, group exercise classes, swimming classes, healthy living and wellness programs and a babysitting service for parents using the fitness equipment. What monetary donations are used for: Monetary donations go toward the Y’s annual campaign. “It helps give families in need access to the Y and its many programs for free or a reduced rate, depending on the family’s needs,” Jason Mayeu, director of marketing, said. They could also use: Mayeu said people can donate nonperishable food items to the Y’s annual food drives, or donate school supplies, children’s books and other materials to be used in the Y’s child care programs. Other ways to help: There are all kinds of volunteering opportunities throughout the year for the Y’s programs and community outreach projects. “We’re always looking for volunteers to help out and give their time,” Mayeu said.
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EVENTS TO CHECK OUT DECEMBER 7 - 13, 2017, AND BEYOND
Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday Dec. 10
Take the 21st Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour in the white mountains from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Participants will stop at 11 area inns decked out for the holidays and ready to treat guests with cookies, candy and ornaments. Each of the inns on the tour will provide a different cookie and guests will get a Holiday Recipe Cookbook and the chance to win a $250 gift certificate for a getaway at the inn of their choice. Admission to the tour is guaranteed only with the purchase of a Lodging Package offered by a participating inn. One and two night tours available. Tickets start at $149. Order tickets at countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com/holiday_cookie_tour.htm. Or try the 13th annual Currier & Ives Cookie tour, which will take participants to 15 inns, boutiques and bed an breakfasts in the Monadnock Region. Each stop on the tour will have a homemade treat, refreshments and a recipe. The tour will be held on Saturday only, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $15 tickets can be purchased with cash at The Inn at East Hill Farm, The Little River Bed and Breakfast, The Monadnock Inn, or the Woodbound Inn. Visit currierandivescookietour.com.
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Saturday, Dec. 9
Listen to The Miner Band while you bowl at Spare Time Manchester & City Sports Grille (216 Maple St., Manchester) at 9 p.m. The Miner Band plays covers of classic rock, pop, southern rock and country hits from the ’70s to today. Bowling is $18 per person and shoe rentals are $4. Visit facebook.com/sparetimemanchester or call 625-9656.
EAT: holiday appetizers Join LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) for their Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to taste and learn to make holiday appetizers and treats. Wine will be paired or prepared with each dish. The interactive class is taught by Amy LaBelle, founder and winemaker at Labelle Winery. Cost $25. Visit labellewineryevents.com or call 319-8035.
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Visit the Downtown Holiday Market in Manchester at the Brady Sullivan Plaza (100 Elm St., Manchester) on Thursdays, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can shop for locally made goods including jewelry, holiday decorations, maple syrup and more. Admission is free. Visit intownmanchester.com/holiday-market or call 645-6285.
The Jingle Bell Half Marathon and Jolly Jaunt 5K starts at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club (85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson) with packet pickup at 7:30 a.m. The half marathon course begins and ends at the country club and takes runners through the rolling hills of southern New Hampshire. The 5K will see runners sporting holiday outfits as they race the mostly downhill course. The races ends with a holiday party featuring soup, hot chocolate and beer. Cost is $70 for half marathon and $35 for 5K. Visit jinglebellhalf.com.
DRINK: beer after yoga Mix Yoga, Beer and Holiday Cheer with Fairburn It Off and 603 Brewery (12 Liberty Drive, Londonderry) on Sunday, Dec., 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The hour-long power yoga class focuses on building strength, stamina and flexibility. The class is $15 and comes with three five-ounce samples of 603 brews of your choice. Visit facebook. com/603brewery or call 630-7745.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Get a guided tour of the Statehouse (107 N. Main St., Concord) every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Statehouse will be decked out for the holiday season as guests learn about the art and history of the country’s oldest state capitol building. Free. Ten or more people per tour and selfguided tours are available. Call 271-2154.
BE MERRY: caroling over coffee Join Cafe La Reine (915 Elm St., Manchester) for its Holiday Java Jams on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cafe gathers each year in the spirit of the season with original music and traditional caroling. Guests can sing along, have a cup of coffee and get festive. Visit facebook.com/javajamswithallibeaudry or call 232-0332.
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ARTS The gift of art
What to give an art lover or theater buff By Angie Sykeny
From alien artwork to fused glass theater playbills, New Hampshire has plenty of holiday gift options for art lovers, artists and theater enthusiasts. Check out these tips and ideas shared by people from the local arts scene to help you find the perfect artsy gift.
For a gift that’s totally unique, try a work of art created by a local artist or craftsperson. There are a number of holiday arts markets and craft fairs going on this month where you can find handmade jewelry, woodwork, wearable arts, pottery, paintings, photography and more. You can also try a local gallery where the work exhibited is for sale. The Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord, for example, hosts an “Artful Gift Giving” show and sale now through Christmas Eve, featuring a unique selection of paintings, indoor and outdoor sculptures, pottery, handmade jewelry and more. Another is Jupiter Hall in Manchester, which has an exhibit, “Aliens Invade Jupiter Hall,” open now through Dec. 15, featuring digital artwork depicting alien creatures by local artist Ella Putney Carlson, with prints in a variety
of sizes and formats as well as small gifts like stickers and paperweights for sale. “Going to a gallery is great because there are often different options to choose from and different ways of having the art displayed,” said Jupiter Hall founder and Manchester Arts Commission Chairman Daniel Berube. Choosing art for another person can be challenging, but you can start by considering the recipient’s personality. Berube recommends looking for art that features the person’s favorite colors, or their favorite things, like a certain animal or type of flower. Art depicting a place or landscape that is meaningful to the person also makes for a special gift. Another way to choose art for someone is to think about their home and look for art that would suit a particular room. Or, go with something that you would like yourself. “When you get someone art that you like, you’re sharing a part of yourself,” Berube said. “It’s a conversation piece. It’s a way of connecting with them and sharing something together.” If buying artwork feels too daunting, try an art-inspired novelty item. The Currier Museum of Art gift shop has quirky gifts for art-lovers, such as a Starry Night umbrella and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired ties. “It’s a place to shop instead of the malls, because everything is unique,” said Hilary Murray, who works in the gift shop.
Currier Museum of Art gifts. Angie Sykeny photo.
Give some inspiration to the artist in your life with a gift card for an art class or workshop. They’re offered at local art studios such as Studio 550 in Manchester, which has classes in pottery, stained glass and other crafts, and the NH League of Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery in Nashua, which has workshops on things like nuno felt and alcohol ink. Other places offering art classes include Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord, Wild Salamander Arts Center in Hollis and Creative Ventures Gallery in Amherst, which also allows artists to bring their own supplies and use the space to do their work for $5 per visit. For amateur artists, Berube suggests a gift card for a local paint and sip bar like Muse
Paintbar in Manchester, Graffiti Paintbar in Nashua or The Canvas Roadshow in Bedford, where the recipient can enjoy an evening of wine and step-by-step instruction to complete their own painting. “It’s a great way to encourage an art lover or budding artist who doesn’t just want to appreciate art, but wants to create their own, to get out and learn and create art in a public setting,” he said. Another idea is a gift card for a custom frame shop like Creative Framing Solutions in Manchester, where an artist can find the perfect frame to display their most prized work. “It’s a great gift, because a lot of artists don’t think about that final touch,” Berube said. For the gift that keeps on giving, check out
Tickets to a show Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 6685588, palacetheatre.org. Next production is Rock of Ages opening Jan. 12. Tickets are $25 to $46. Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com. Next theater rebroadcast is The Metropolitan Opera’s Hansel and Gretel on Dec. 30. Tickets are $15 to $26. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, 715-2315, hatboxnh.com. Next production is Macbeth by Three Witches Productions opening Feb. 2. Tickets are $12 to $17. The Amato Center for the Performing Arts,
56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, 672-1002, svbgc. org/amato-center. Next production is Peter Pan opening Feb. 16. Theatre KAPOW, email@example.com, tkapow.com. Next production is Mr. Burns, a post-electric play opening March 2 at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. Tickets are $15 to $20. The Majestic Theatre, 669-7469, majestictheatre.net. Next production is Elvis has Left the Building opening Jan. 19 at Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road,
Manchester. Tickets start at $42. Peacock Players, 886-7000, peacockplayers. org. Next production is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged opening Feb. 9 at Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Tickets are $12 to $19. Actorsingers, 320-1870, actorsingers.org. Next production is Sister Act opening May 11 at Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. Tickets are $18 to $20. Community Players of Concord, 753-6653, communityplayersofconcord.org. Next produc-
tion is Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opening Feb. 16 at Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets are $16 to $18. Manchester Community Theatre Players, 327-6777, manchestercommunitytheatre.com. Next production is Amahl and the Night Visitors opening Jan. 5 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets are $5 to $10. For more upcoming theater productions, see the “Theater” category on the Hippo Scout app.
Shop for art gifts • Currier Museum of Art gift shop, 150 Ash St., Manchester, currier.org, 669-6144, currier.org • The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries has locations in Concord (36 N. Main St. 228-8171), Hooksett (530 W. River Road, 210-5181) and Nashua (98 Main St. 595-8233), nhcrafts.org • Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester, kelleystellingcontemporary. com, 345-1779. “Report from the Front” exhibition is open now through Dec. 10. “Small Kingdoms” exhibition is open Dec. 14 through Jan. 14. • Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover St., Manchester, HIPPO | DECEMBER 7 - 13, 2017 | PAGE 22
289-4661, facebook.com/jupiterhallnh. “Aliens Invade Jupiter Hall” is open now through Dec. 15. • Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, 975-0015, twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. “Glow” holiday exhibit is open now through Dec. 16. • The Craftworkers’ Guild’s Holiday Craft Shop is open now through Dec. 22, daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Oliver Kendall House (5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford). Visit facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild. • Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-WILD, wildsalamander. com. A Holiday Art Show and Sale is open now through Dec. 23.
• Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, themillbrookgallery.com. “Artful Gift Giving 2017” show and sale is open now through Dec. 24. • Studio 550, 550 Elm St., Manchester, 2325597, 550arts.com. A Cup Show & Sale is open now through Jan. 6. • “Art: Salon-Style” art exhibition and sale is open at the New Hampshire Antique Co-op (323 Elm St., Milford) now through Jan. 30. Visit nhantiquecoop.com. • Intown Manchester’s Downtown Holiday Market is open Thursdays, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Brady
Sullivan Plaza (1000 Elm St., Manchester). Visit intownmanchester.com. • Kimball Jenkins School of Art, 266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932, kimballjenkins.com. Student show is open Dec. 7 through Dec. 30. • Made in New England Expo is open Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel (700 Elm St., Manchester). Visit facebook.com/madeinnewenglandexpo. For more upcoming art shows and fairs featuring handmade gifts by local artists and craftspeople, see the “Arts” category on the Hippo Scout app.
NH art world news
• December artist: The ArtHub (30 Temple St., Nashua) is featuring the work of Arelys Jimenez for December, with an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Jimenez is an acrylic, mixed media, collage, digital art and oil artist and a member of the Hollis Arts Association. She creates representational and nonrepresentational abstracts with vibrant colors, texture, lines and shapes inspired by nature, landscapes and patterns. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 405-698-1951 or visit naaa-arthub.org. For more information on the artist, visit arelysjimenez.com. • Gallery move: McGowan Fine Art Gallery has moved from 10 Hills Ave. in Concord to a new location at 2 Phenix Ave. in Concord, off North Main Street. The gallery occupies the space that was formerly In Stitches, situated below The Works and on the right of CVS. People can get to the gallery by the door next to the McGowan sign on Phenix Avenue and down the stairs, or by the entrance on Main Street between Bagel Works and Pompanoosuc Mills and taking the elevator downstairs. It has a two-artist exhibition featuring the work of Gary Haven Smith and Bert Yarborough on view now through Dec. 22. Visit mcgowanfineart.com or call 225-2515. • Holiday fairs: The Great New England Craft Fair Holiday Shopping Extravagan-
Smile Create Repeat (smilecreaterepeat. com), a subscription service founded by New Hampshire artist Tony Luongo and his wife Kim Luongo that will deliver a monthly box of art supplies to your artist’s doorstep. It also offers a Holiday Sketch Box Gift Pack ranging from $55 to $85.
For theater buffs
Theatre KAPOW Artistic Director Matthew Cahoon recommends a membership to a local theater. The Hatbox Theatre in Concord, for example, offers yearly memberships starting at $40 with benefits including free tickets for select shows, one free ticket granted on the member’s birthday that can be used for any show throughout the year, and reduced pricing on tickets (members pay $14 per show while adult nonmembers pay $17; senior members pay $12). Another is the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, which offers six levels of membership starting at $50, with perks like access to the best seats in the house and members-only presales. “A membership or package is a great idea
Arelys Jimenez art at The ArtHub. Courtesy photo.
za is Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club (50 Emerson Road, Milford). More than 70 local crafters and artisans will feature jewelry, scarves, puzzles, woodworking, pottery, metal art and more. Visit hampshiredome.com. The Holly Jolly Craft Fair takes place at Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua) on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eighty exhibitors will show and sell handmade crafts, jewelry, home decor, wearable art and more. Visit joycescraftshows.com. • Small works: Main Street Art (75 Main St., Newfields) has its annual Holiday Small Works Show Dec. 8 through Dec. 29, with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show features exclusively small works on view and for sale. Regular gallery hours are Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. The show has extended gallery hours on Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon to 3 p.m.; Sundays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, from noon to 2:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit mainstreetart.org. — Angie Sykeny
for a theater lover who wants to see lots of theater in 2018,” Cahoon said. If you’re looking for a cheaper option and you know what kinds of shows the person enjoys, get them tickets to an upcoming show. Cahoon suggested some must-see local shows happening in 2018 (see box). Another inexpensive gift is tickets to a rebroadcast of a performance by National Theatre Live or The Metropolitan Opera; the Capitol Center for the Arts shows them regularly, with tickets starting at $12. “It’s a really cool opportunity to see that kind of high level theater in our own backyard,” Cahoon said. For a more tangible gift, Berube recommends browsing a theater gift shop for souvenirs and memorabilia related to the theater and its shows. The Palace Theatre gift shop features items made by local artists, such as fused glass playbills and a watercolor print of the outside of the theater by Jean Tallman. “[The items] are unique and pay tribute to what takes place at the theater,” Berube said.
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Windham Actors do The Best Christmas Pageant Ever By Angie Sykeny
Colleen Strang hasn’t performed on stage in 12 years. Instead, she’s been involved with local productions behind the scenes — stage managing, directing, costuming, prop making, set designing. But when the Windham Actors Guild announced that it would produce The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Strang decided it was time to make her acting comeback. The show opens on Friday, Dec. 8, at Searles School & Chapel in Windham. Based on the 1971 book by Barbara Robinson, it tells the story of a church putting on its annual children’s Christmas pageant. The pageant is always directed by Mrs. Armstrong and often stars the same children in the same roles, but that all changes when Mrs. Armstrong falls ill and Mrs. Bradley, one of the moms at the church, is roped into taking her place. For Strang, the role of Mrs. Bradley was too perfect. She herself has been coordinating the children’s Christmas pageant at The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Where: Searles School & Chapel, 3 Chapel Road, Windham When: Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Tickets: $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for youth and seniors More info: windhamactorsguild.com
Art Events • TRUNK SHOW Artist Jenn Ski presents. Sat., Dec. 9, 1 to 7 p.m. 80 Ministerial Road, Bedford. Visit facebook.com/jennskiart. • FIBER ART POP-UP SHOW Features the work of master weaver and fiber artist Doug Masury. Sat., Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Visit meredith.nhcrafts.org or call 279-7920. Fairs • 5TH ANNUAL CUP SHOW & SALE A curated collection of functional and beautiful cups and mugs made by more than 20 artists will be on display and for sale, priced between $25 and $65. Nov. 9 through Jan. 6. Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit 550arts.com or call 2325597.
Windham Actors Guild presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Courtesy photo.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry for more than 10 years. “I really have to love a show or really feel like it will be the right fit before I audition,” she said, “and this felt like a good opportunity to have some fun and get comfortable on stage again, because I’m used to working with kids, and I can definitely relate to the part.” The story’s conflict arises when the notoriously badly behaved Herdman children stop by to scope out the church for free food and arrive just as Mrs. Bradley is about to assign the parts for the pageant. Despite Mrs. Bradley’s urging, none of the other children volunteer, and the Herdmans end
• HOLIDAY ART SHOW AND SALE Features small artwork by artists defining what “home” means to them. Open through Dec. 23. Wild Salamander Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis. Visit wildsalamander.com. • CRAFTWORKERS’ GUILD HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOP Features a variety of handmade goods by juried artisans. Open Nov. 24 through Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Oliver Kendall House, 5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Visit facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild. • INTOWN MANCHESTER DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET Shop a variety of arts and crafts including jewelry, woodworking, glass art, fiber arts, paintings and more. Thurs., Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St., Manchester. Intown Manchester’s Downtown Holiday Market will
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be open at (, Manchester) on Visit intownmanchester.com. • GREAT NEW ENGLAND CRAFT FAIR HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA More than 70 local crafters and artisans will feature jewelry, scarves, puzzles, woodworking, pottery, metal art and more. Fri., Dec. 8, and Sat., Dec. 9. Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford. Visit hampshiredome.com. • HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR There will be handmade items, art, jewelry, gourmet foods and more. Sat., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jaffrey Civic Center, Main Street, Jaffrey. Visit jaffreychamber.com. • CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Features jewelry, soaps, candles, doll clothing, dog treats, scarves, ribbon accessories, greeting cards and more. Sat., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord. Visit bishopbrady.edu.
up taking all of the major roles. The rest of the show follows Mrs. Bradley through a series of mishaps as she tries to get the children ready for the pageant. She’s determined to prove to the rest of the church that she can put on the best Christmas pageant ever, even with the Herdmans. “It’s a very cute and simple show, with straight slapstick comedy,” the show’s producer, Keith Strang, said. The show does have some serious moments, however, like when Mrs. Bradley realizes that the Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and it’s suggested that the Herdmans’ bad behavior is a result of neglect.
• MADE IN NEW ENGLAND EXPO Features unique gifts, specialty food items and other products from all over New England. Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester. Visit facebook.com/ MadeinNewEnglandExpo. • HOLIDAY FAIR The New Hampshire Audubon presents a number of local artists will show and sell their work, including jewelry, pottery, photography, greeting cards and prints and more. Sat., Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord. Visit nhaudubon. org. • HOLLY JOLLY CRAFT FAIR Eighty exhibitors will show and sell handmade crafts, jewelry, home decor, wearable art and more. Sat., Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua. Visit joycescraftshows.com.
“What I love about the Herdmans is that they represent the people in our lives who we see and misunderstand or pass judgement on,” Colleen Strang said, “but if you pause long enough to engage with them, cool things happen, and you may see that you were wrong. I think that will really resonate with people.” The cast consists of 26 actors, only six of whom are adults. While none of the children are quite as rambunctious as the Herdman characters, Colleen Strang said, working with that many children can get chaotic at times. As one who coordinates a pageant in real life, Strang is no stranger to the challenge, and that experience has helped her further develop the character of Mrs. Bradley. “She has a frantic nature, but a good heart,” she said. “She wants to do right by the pageant and really connect with the kids and make the pageant successful, and that is very relatable for me.” Keith Strang said The Best Christmas Pageant Ever isn’t commonly produced in the region, and the production will give people an opportunity to see something different from what is usually done by local theater companies during the holiday season. “It’s nice to be able to do a show that’s still a traditional Christmas story, but not cliche,” he said. “It’s not A Christmas Carol or Miracle on 34th Street or The Nutcracker. People can come out and see something about Christmas that they’ve never seen before and laugh and leave feeling good.”
Openings • MAIN STREET ART’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS SHOW OPENING RECEPTION Exhibition features small works for sale. Fri., Dec. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Main Street Art, 75 Main St., Newfields. Visit mainstreetart.org. Theater Productions • A CHRISTMAS CAROL Leddy Center presents final mainstage show. Dec. 1 through Dec. 10. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. Leddy Center for the Performing Arts, 38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping. Tickets cost $20. Visit leddycenter.org. • A CHRISTMAS CAROL Presented by Palace Theatre. Various showtimes Dec. 1 through Dec. 23. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Children (age 6-12) $25, adults $39 to $45. Visit palacetheatre.org.
• A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec. 1 through Dec. 17. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com. • THE WINTER WONDERETTES Group performs iconic ’60s versions of classic holiday tunes. Dec. 7 through Dec. 31. Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $15 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org. • ANNIE Peacock Players present. Dec. 8 to Dec. 17. 14 Court St., Nashua. $12 to $19. Visit peacockplayers.org. • THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER The Amato Center for the Performing Arts presents. Dec. 8 through Dec. 10. 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Ticket information is TBA. Visit svbgc.org/amato-center. • WIZARD OF OZ Nashua High School North presents. Fri., Dec.
Notes from the theater scene
8, and Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 1 p.m. Nashua High School North Auditorium, 8 Titan Way, Nashua. $15 for preferred seating, $12 for regular seating. Visit tma.booktix.com. • THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER The Windham Actors Guild presents. Fri., Dec. 8, and Sat., Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Searles School , 3 Chapel Road, Windham. Tickets $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for children and seniors. Visit windhamactorsguild.com. • A NEW ENGLAND CHRISTMAS Pontine Theatre presents a show composed of original adaptations of three Christmas stories written by New England artists. Fri., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 9, 4 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Tickets cost $24. Visit pontine.org. • CHRISTMAS STORIES The Manchester Community Theatre Players present. Fri., Dec. 8, and
The Majestic Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street. Courtesy photo.
• Holiday classical: Symphony New Hampshire presents its holiday pops concerts on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua) and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m., at Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Tickets cost $18 to $49 for adults, $18 to $44 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children. Visit symphonynh.org. The Concord Chorale presents its holiday show “Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m., at South Congregational Church (27 Pleasant St., Concord); and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Church (43 Pine St., Exeter). Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62+ and free for students. Visit concordchorale.org. — Angie Sykeny
Sat., Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in Manchester; and Fri., Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 16, at 1 and 7 p.m., in Concord. The North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St., Manchester. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, Concord. Visit manchestercommunitytheatre.com. • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET The Majestic Theatre presents. Fri., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65+ and $12 for youth age 17 and under. Visit majestictheatre.net. • A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS Includes a three-course dinner, live music, holiday carols and the show. Mon., Dec. 11, through Thurs., Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Old Salt Restaurant, 490 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Tickets $39.99 for adults $19.99 for children. Call 926-8322.
• ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY Fri., Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. Tickets cost $15 to $32. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. Classical Music Events • “CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS” The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus presents its 20th anniversary holiday concert series. Sat., Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Concord; and Sun., Dec. 10, at 4 p.m., in Manchester. Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord. The Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, Manchester. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65+ and veterans and free for children age 12 and under. Visit nhgmc.com. • JIM BRICKMAN Solo pianist performs on Joyful Christmas tour. Tues., Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $44.50 to $55.50. Visit palacetheatre.org.
• Santa on trial: The Majestic Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry). After a man claims to be the real Santa Claus, a court case is held to determine whether he is telling the truth or should be institutionalized as insane. Based on the 1947 novella by Valentine Davies and subsequent feature film, the Majestic Theatre’s production is an original musical adaptation created by and for the company. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65+ and $12 for youth age 17 and under. Visit majestictheatre.net or call 669-7469. • The perfect pageant: The Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon St., Milford) presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Friday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 10. Based on the 1971 book by Barbara Robinson, the show follows Mrs. Bradley, who volunteers to direct her church’s children’s Christmas pageant after the original director falls ill. Nothing goes according to plan, however, when the delinquent Herdman children, who have never been to church and have never heard the Christmas story, decide they want to be part of the pageant. Showtimes are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Visit svbgc.org/amato-center or call 672-1002.
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LISTINGS 26 Children & Teens Games, clubs, fun... 26 Clubs Hobby, service... 27 Crafts Fairs, workshops... 27 Miscellaneous Fairs, festivals, yard sales... 29 Museums & Tours Exhibits, events... 29 Nature & Gardening Hikes, animal events...
FEATURES 27 Kiddie pool Family activities this week. 28 The Gardening Guy
INSIDE/OUTSIDE Trail of lights Celebrate Christmas in Candia By Ethan Hogan
Walk a lighted trail to find festive activities inside Candia’s historical buildings during the town’s annual Lights on the Hill event on Saturday, Dec. 9. Deb Puderbaugh, an organizer for the event, said Lights on the Hill is a relief from the distraction of holiday shopping. “One of the goals for us is that this is a gift to the community to celebrate Christmas and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the malls. It’s a country Christmas,” she said. The candles lining the trails between stops in the village campus are called luminaries and are made with candles and white bags. The luminaries lead guests safely from one historical building to the next. Guests can walk the historic village campus lined with hundreds of luminaries or ride the shuttle bus around to each site. Candia’s church will host musical performances in the upstairs sanctuary and have a Christmas shop
Candles light a walkway for Lights on the Hill. Courtesy photo.
downstairs. The church was built in 1938 by members of the community after the original church burned down. “It was important; it was not only where they worshiped, it was where they conducted all their business. It’s neat to to think how they came together as a community,” Puderbaugh said.
Advice on your outdoors. 29 Treasure Hunt There’s gold in your attic. 30 Car Talk Click and Clack give you car advice. Get Listed From yoga to pilates, cooking to languages to activities for the kids, Hippo’s weekly listing offers a rundown of all area events and classes. Get your program listed by sending information to firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks before the event. Looking for more events for the kids, nature-lovers and more? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play or online at hipposcout.com.
All kinds of cookies at Lights on the Hill. Courtesy photo.
Children & Teens Library events • ELF TRAINING If you have ever dreamed about being one of Santa’s elves, join the Derry Public Library for its annual elf training program. Elves in training will make special elf hats, create ornaments, decorate cookies, sing songs, and play reindeer games. Pre-registration is required. 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Thurs., Dec. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m., 3 to 4 p.m. and 6
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to 7 p.m. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140. • GINGERBREAD HOUSE The Amherst Town Library is hosting a gingerbread house workshop to teach participants how to construct a graham cracker house for the holidays. Frosting, graham crackers and music will be provided but families bring their own candy to decorate. 14 Main St., Amherst. ThurS., Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registra-
In the little schoolhouse next door, which was used from 1808 to 1933, trail walkers will find a bake sale with goods made by members of the church. The candy, cookies and apple crisp sold at the bake sale will raise money for next year’s Lights on the Hill. “[The schoolhouse has] been well used over the years and it’s nice to have that one-room schoolhouse still being used today,” said Puderbaugh. The Smith Building is Candia’s original library. Built in 1932, it is on the state’s registry of historical buildings, according to Puderbaugh. The building is now the home of Candia’s Heritage Commission, which will be teaching guests about the town’s history and showcasing their collection of creches donated from all over the world. “It’s a collection that one of our church members has; she has been collecting for many years. They’re all different sizes and they are made of all different things,” said Puderbaugh.
tion is required at amherstlibrary. org or call 673-2288. • HOLIDAY MOVIES The Goffstown Public Library will be hosting preschool holiday movies with a screening of Frosty’s Winter Wonderland on Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m., and ’Twas the Night before Christmas Friday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. No registration required. 2 High St., Goffstown. Visit goffstownlibrary.com or call 497-2102.
The Chester Remington barn next door will have a nativity scene with live animals like sheep, oxen and two donkeys. “We finally found a pair of donkeys that love people,” said Puderbaugh. Young adults will be drawn to the Coffeehouse at the Masonic Lodge, which will have live acoustic performances and fresh cups of cappuccino. The second half of the trail is on Steven’s Lane at Jesse Remington High School, where there will be cookie decorating activities and pictures with the Christmas tree. Lights on the Hill When: Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 8 p.m. Where: Candia Cost: Admission is free but guests can buy baked goods and holiday gifts. Warm clothing donations will be accepted during the event. Visit: candiacongregational.org
• HOLIDAY STORIES Join the Whipple Free Library for holiday stories every Monday at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. now through Friday, Dec. 15. The stories are for ages 3 to 6 and there will be songs and crafts included. Admission is free but pre-registration is required at whipplefreelibrary. org. 67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston. Call 487-3391.
Clubs • WRITERS GUILD Join the Writers Guild for their meeting at the Weare Library to talk about all things writing with other writers who are open to give feedback on letter to grandma, poems or published works. 10 Paige Memorial Lane, Weare. Fri., Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. Email email@example.com.
Family fun for the weekend
Join the Friends of Griffin Free Public Library for their Santa Breakfast at the Auburn Village School (11 Eaton Hill Road, Auburn) on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be a pancake breakfast with coffee and at 8:30 a.m. Santa will arrive on a fire truck. Families can get their picture taken with Santa and enter the raffle to win prizes. Raffle tickets are $3 apiece or two tickets for $5. Cost for admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids, free for children under 3. Visit griffinfree.org or call 483-5374. Christmas at Canterbury will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the historic Shaker buildings (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury). Guests can see an oldtime 19th-century magic show, meet Santa, make Christmas crackers, decorate cookies, admire a toy train display or listen to fiddlers, all while drinking hot cider and singing carols as the Village Christmas tree is lit. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children age 6 to 17, and free for kids under 5. Visit shakers.org or call 783-9511. The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center (27 Burns Avenue, Concord) it throwing a Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be food, holiday activities and games. Guests can expect a surprise visit from the North Pole. Find them on Facebook or call 224-9920.
Crafts Workshops • HOLIDAY FLORAL CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP Join the Rodgers Memorial Library to make a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. The centerpiece will be made out of long lasting materials so you can use it for this year’s celebration. There will be a $30 materials cost. 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Thur., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Advance registration is required by Thur., Nov. 30. Call 603-8866030 or visit rodgerslibrary.org. • FELT SCARF Learn to make a nuno scarf out of silk fabric and wool roving. Instructor Melinda LaBarge will teach attendants how to create a Nuno Scarf from a piece of hand dyed silk, wool roving and a few embellishments. 98 Main St., Nashua. Sat., Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 595-8233 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnes & Noble stores in Nashua (235 Daniel Webster Highway), Manchester (1741 S. Willow St.) and Salem (125 S. Broadway) will be hosting a storytime for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Book Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. The story follows Olaf, Anna, Kristoff and Elsa from Disney’s film Frozen through a winter adventure to find the best holiday traditions. After the reading there will be holiday activities. Visit barnesandnoble. com or call your local store.
Trees and animals
Get your tree and visit a petting zoo at Shady Hill Greenhouses and Nursery (1 Adams Road, Londonderry) on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents can pick out a Christmas tree and decorations while kids meet furry and feathered animals outside the greenhouse. Free. Visit facebook.com/shadyhillgreenhouses or call 434-2063.
• METAL CLAY BOTANICAL In this class, participants will learn how to design, create, and complete bronze metal clay jewelry using natural leaves for organic texture and design. Cost $40 with a $35 materials fee. League of NH Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St. Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 595-8233 or email to nashuarg@ nhcrafts.org. • PAPER HOLIDAY DECORATIONS Join the Nashua Public Library for their adult craft class on paper decorations. Participants will learn to make paper holiday decorations including snowflakes and other seasonal shapes. No registration is required and classes are open to the first 16 people who arrive. 2 Court St., Nashua. Thurs., Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Call 5894610. • PAINTED ORNAMENTS Studio 550 is hosting a DIY
ornament workshop where visitors will be shown how to make their own marble paint ornaments. Participants can mix colors into their ornaments and swirl, spin, and dabble the colors to get the desired effect. It is fun, simple, and stunning. Cost $15. 550 Elm St., Manchester. Sat. Dec. 16, 3 to 4 p.m. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597 Miscellaneous Events • GINGERBREAD HOUSE Portsmouth Historical Society is hosting the 27th annual Gingerbread House Contest, which features handmade dessert homes built by local businesses, artists, families and kids competing for best designs, as part of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth. The display will be on view until Saturday, Dec. 23, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 18, the People’s Choice Award
The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus Presents
Celebrating theHolidays Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM Wesley United Methodist Church 79 Clinton Street Concord, New Hampshire
Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 PM The Derryfield School 2108 River Road Manchester, New Hampshire
For more information, visit our website at nhgmc.com
MPAA/NHGMC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 117944
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IN/OUT THE GARDENING GUY
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What to get the gardener in your life By Henry Homeyer
I try to give good, practical presents that will last — though some won’t, because they are edible presents. Each year, for example, I dehydrate cherry tomatoes, apples, pears and hot peppers. A pint bag of dried cherry tomatoes represents a lot of work — and love. First I had to start the seeds and raise the seedlings. Then plant, stake and weed the plants. Harvest when ripe, cut in half, dry for 18 hours or more, and then bag them. A pint of these babies is about 240 dried cherry tomato halves. A delectable gift. Dried apples and pears are easier. I have a kitchen tool that will peel, core and slice apples and pears. You skewer the apple, turn a crank, and it’s ready to use in a jiffy. A few dried apples will fill up a quart bag, and a good tree will last a lifetime. The slicer I have is called the Triple-Action Apple Machine and it’s available from King Arthur Flour (kingarthurflour.com) for about $25. Dehydrators are serious presents. I have two. The Cadillac of dryers is the Excalibur. Mine has nine trays, a timer and a thermostat. The hot air blows across the trays, so all dry in equal time. Mine, Model 3926T, sells for around $300 (excaliburdehydrator.com). For a more economical price you can get a Nesco American Harvester dehydrator. They come with heat and blowing units either on the top or the bottom of a stack of trays. Those closest to the heat dry first, so you have to keep checking them and moving trays around. But they only cost $130 to $150 from the manufacturer (nesco.com). I like the dehydrator with bottom heat best. But they take longer and use more electricity than the Excalibur (1,000 watts per hour of use versus 660 watts per hour for the Excalibur). I spend a lot of time working outside when the grass is wet or paths are muddy. I like dry feet, and nothing compares with my Muck brand boots. I’ve had them for over 10 years, wear them nearly every day in spring and fall, and they are not even thinking of wearing out. Mine are 10-inch-high slip-ons, green, insulated. Warm. Looking online, I think it is called the scrub boot. They cost $60 to 70 a pair. (Of course I bought mine on sale for less.) At this time of year I’m battling mice and squirrels that want to get in the house to find food and lodging. My old house has a stone foundation, so it lets them in here and there. Recently I got something called Mice Magic from Gardeners Supply (gardeners.com) which claims to repel them, avoiding the need for trapping them. Mice Magic comes in sachets like tea bags that are very fragrant with spearmint and peppermint. Each lasts, it
says, for 30 days. I have them in my basement and in the attic storage areas that tend to accumulate rodents. So far, they seem to be doing a good job, and these would be good presents. A box of a dozen costs $29.95. Speaking of mice, I recently got a watering can shaped like a mouse, complete with ears and whiskers! This is a metal watering can for indoor plants that makes me smile every time I use it. It pours nicely and holds a nice amount of water. It’s available from Gardener’s Supply for $19.99. Every Christmas when I write this column I mention tools, including the CobraHead weeder. This is, simply, the best weeder in America. It’s a single-tined weeder shaped like a bent finger — or a rising cobra. It can get under weeds and grasses, and tease them out. Available at garden centers everywhere and most seed companies, it is also available online at CobraHead.com for $24.95. Other tools I’d recommend? A collapsible rake. These can be adjusted to open widely, to 24 inches, or closed down to just 8 to 12 inches. There are several brands, and prices range from under $10 to about $25. All metal. Books are great for gardeners, too. This fall I attended a lecture by Thomas Rainer and bought his book, Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes, co-authored by Claudia West. It’s an interesting read, presents many provocative ideas, particularly for urban and suburban gardeners. They explain, for example, that we often plant gardens with plants that would never be together in the wild — they have entirely different needs for sun, water, pH — and we could do better planting those that have similar requirements (Timber Press, $39.95). Last winter I attended a talk by Celeste Longacre and bought her self-published book, Celeste’s Garden Delights: Discover the Many Ways a Garden Can Nurture You (available for $25 at celestelongacre.com). It’s a nice book that gives tips for growing, storing and using vegetables. So Santa, I don’t really need anything, but if you want to drop off a load of reindeer droppings, they’d be great for compost. Email email@example.com.
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Dear Donna, I have dinnerware sold by B. Altman in NYC (says made in Paris). I have a set of 12 forks, knives, spoons and butter knives and a set of six of salad forks and ice cream spoons with server. They have ivory handles. I cleaned up a few and they clean up nicely. These were my great-aunts’ so had to have been purchased by her in the early 1900s, as she was born in 1888. Do you think they would be worth anything? Joan Dear Joan,
will be announced at noon via FaceBook Live. 10 Middle St., Portsmouth.Visit vintagechristmasnh.org. • SANTA’S BIG PARTY Join Santa’s Big Party at Charmingfare Farm. To get to the party, guests take a 30-minute horse-drawn ride through the Christmas trail to the secret party location. Santa will play holiday music and meet with every kid. Sugar cookies and hot cocoa are available for everyone to enjoy around a bonfire alongside holiday performances and activities. Tickets $19 per person. 774 High St., Candia. Sat., Dec. 2, Sun., Dec. 3, Sat., Dec. 9, Sun., Dec. 10, Sat., Dec. 16, Sun., Dec. 17, and Sat., Dec. 23. Call 4835623 or go to visitthefarm.com. • WINTER WONDERLAND The Lighted Winter Wonderland at Charmingfare Farm will be held held Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 1 through Dec. 23, plus Sundays, Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes a horsedrawn ride through thousands of lights on your way to the little North Pole. There, guests will find
ling silver, it could be worth a lot more. The store was known, as I said, for more highend merchandise, but it sold other things as well. I hope you find out more and let us know. Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@ aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 6248668).
Christmas light displays, a Nativity scene with live animals, costumed characters like the Grinch, a petting zoo, Santa and reindeer, and Christmas trees available for purchase. Bring your letters for Santa. Tickets are $25. 774 High St., Candia. Call 483-5623 or go to visitthefarm.com. • CANDLELIGHT STROLL The Candlelight Stroll is back at the Strawbery Banke Museum for its 38th year. The festivities will be held during the weekends of Walk through the Museum grounds as they glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns and holiday music fills the bonfire air. See the historic homes adorned with handmade decorations. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for children age 5 to 17, and $60 for families, which covers two adults and two children age 5 to 17. Children under 5 attend free. Active-duty military, veterans and their families attend free. Sat., Dec. 9 and Sun., Dec. 10, and Sat., Dec. 16 and Sun., Dec. 17. Hours are Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m. 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. Call 4331100 or visit strawberybanke.org.
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How could they not be worth something to you if they have been in your family for so long? That always means something. What it looks that you have is a brass or silver plated set of flatware (judging by the color in your photos). The handles appear to be either ivorine (which is a plastic made to look like real ivory) or possibly a Bakelite handle (another early plastic). The B. Altman Co. was a high-end store back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, so I would say it was costly at the time. I think you really need to bring it into an antique shop to have someone evaluate it in person. If it’s brass or silver-plated I would think the value would be in the $100 range but if your photos are deceiving, and you haven’t noticed that it might also say ster-
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IN/OUT CAR TALK
Just say ‘no’ to rustproofing Dear Car Talk: I recently purchased a certified used 2015 Toyota Corolla. The dealer recommended that I purchase rustproofing. He said extra rust protection is no longer done By Ray Magliozzi by manufacturers, since cars are sold in various climates. I had rustproofing done on my previous 1999 Corolla when it was new, yet the sides still rusted in the past few years. I held off on the rustproofing, and am seeking more information about how these recent models are made and what difference this might make, especially since the car has already been driven for 15 months. Your thoughts? Thanks! — Barb Skip it. That stuff about different climates is complete claptrap. The entire rustproofing industry has largely disappeared, because car buyers really have no need for it anymore. In the past few decades, carmakers have gotten a lot better at slowing down the rusting process. Typically these days, during manufacturing, the metal car bodies are subject to a process known as electro deconditioning. During E.D., the steel car body is cleaned, coated, then dipped in a chemical bath while electrical voltage is applied, and then baked.
All that happens before it gets paint and a clear coat. Manufacturers also do a better job of sealing up places between the parts where water can get in and start the corrosion process. So all that effort has done a pretty good job of delaying the onset of rust. Of course, if you keep your car for two decades and live where the roads are salted, all bets are off. Nothing can prevent the chemical reaction that creates rust forever. But gone are the days when your Chevy Vega started to rust in the showroom. Even before all this stuff was incorporated into the manufacturing process, aftermarket rustproofing was of questionable value, if only because it wasn’t always done well. Installers would make holes in the car and spray rustproofing into the insides of the doors, for example. But the holes themselves sometimes allowed water to get in and rust to form. So, your new-ish Corolla is already rustproofed. And there’s no reason, anymore, to pay extra for additional rustproofing. It’s unlikely to help, and it could even hurt. Dear Car Talk: I have been driving my 2005 Honda Civic 4-door EX since 2009. It had 59,000 miles on it then, and has 202,000 now. I have consistently gotten 40 miles per gallon. For the
past six months, I have had to add 1-2 quarts of oil between 5,000-mile oil-change intervals. My mechanic says that there are no leaks, and that the oil burning is due to the aging engine. For the past six months, I have been getting less than 40 mpg — usually about 36-38. Other than these changes, the car runs well. Should I get a rebuilt engine for this car for around $4,000, and possibly a new transmission and timing belt for another $2,000-3,000? Or should I fork over $13,000 for a new used car, like a 2012 Honda Civic? I’m 74 years old, and hope to drive another six to 10 years, maybe longer, but one never knows. — Bobbi I think you should start saving for another car rather than investing in this one, Bobbi. With over 200,000 miles on it, you’ve almost driven this car the equivalent of to the moon. But you’re not going to make it back. Burning a couple of quarts of oil every 5,000 miles is not great. But it’s not an emergency. When my brother’s cars went from burning a quart of oil every 50 miles to a quart every 5, that was an emergency. That’s when he’d have to mount the 55-gallon drum of Castrol to the roof, and run an IV drip. The mileage drop is not an emergency. Even at 36 mpg, you’re still getting better mileage than 90 percent of the cars on the road.
Both of those issues probably will get worse over time, especially the oil burning. But unless you forget to check it, and you run the engine out of oil, neither of those problems will leave you stranded. So my suggestion would be to put that $7,000 of repair money aside, and start adding to it every month. And when the oil burning gets intolerable or when something major, like the transmission, really gives out, then take the plates off the old Civic, and buy yourself a brand-new car. Brand new! You’re only 74. And even if this next car does turn out to be your last one, don’t you want to enjoy it? And more importantly, with a lot of new cars these days, including the new Civic, you can get the latest and greatest safety equipment, particularly automatic emergency braking. That’s great for everybody, but especially for older drivers, whose reflexes may not be as quick as they used to be. Or who are distracted by filling out the Bingo card they keep next to the shifter. And who knows, that automatic emergency braking may save your life and give you even more years behind the wheel. It may work so well that you’ll need a 2032 Honda Civic someday. Visit Cartalk.com.
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Going local goes regional Made In NH expo expands By Ethan Hogan
The success of Made in NH has fueled a new expo that will bring in businesses from all over the region to showcase their products in Manchester. Made in New England’s first expo will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Radisson’s expo center, opening at 10 a.m. both days. A total of 80 exhibitors will be there with food, apparel and textile products, all made in New England. “We’ve had a lot of Made in NH exhibitors that have been asking us to do a holiday show, but we wanted to do something with a twist. We decided to bring in the cool products from throughout New England,” said Heidi Copeland, president of Events NH. Because it’s the first of its kind, Copeland has no way of gauging just how many people will come out to shop, but the Made in NH Expo back in March attracted about 18,000 guests. This month’s expo will bring in businesses from all six New England states and feature holiday-themed activities. “We have a reputation for bringing in a crowd. We know how to get the audience in a room,” said Copeland. Food vendors are popular, Copeland said, and popcorn in particular has been a big seller lately. She expects the expo to follow that trend with popcorn suppliers coming from multiple states. Runamok Maple from Vermont will be giving samples of their barrel-aged and infused maple syrups and food curator goodMix, also from Vermont, will be selling bags of selected mixes of superfood ingredients like nuts, seeds, goji berries and coconut. Lef Farms will be selling hydroponically grown lettuce. “It’s locally grown lettuce out of Loudon. They’re growing it year-round in a hydroponic farm house — it’s fascinating,” said Copeland. In addition to food, there will be handmade products being showcased by regional brands like MaineSole footwear, which makes handcrafted leather shoes. “They make a lot of different types of shoes and they’re known for comfort [for] people who need comfortable shoes that look good,” said Copeland. Alongside the selection of unique New England products will be holiday-themed activities and merry performances. An editor from Business NH Magazine will be reading traditional holiday stories at 3 and
5 p.m. so kids can listen while parents can shop. Irish step dancers from the McGonagle School of Irish Dance will also be performing at the expo. Copeland said there will be holiday decorations and music filling the 29,000 square feet of show floor. “What is completely new and uncharted for us is bringing in these same kinds of business but from our neighboring states. By bring in these companies, we are introducing them to a New Hampshire audience and introducing New Hampshire shoppers to products they are not familiar with,” said Copeland. The Made in NH Expo has been held for 20 years and the relationships Copeland and other organizers have built with local businesses have given them credibility to reach businesses outside the Granite State. “The ability to give somebody something that’s local, you are keeping it in a local economy, and you are also supporting businesses. And when you come to the show you get to meet the owners of these business — that’s not an experience you get at the mall or at the department store,” said Copeland.
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• The Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Craft Shop will be held daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, Dec. 22, at the historic Kendall House (5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford). The shop will feature the work of 70 of the guild’s artisans and craftspeople. Purchase a unique treasure from the shop to support the artisans and scholarship programs that benefit high school students and teachers. Many of the items are one of a kind and include seasonal decor, photography, fine art, gourmet treats, woodworking and more. Visit facebook.com/craftworkersguild or call 472-8109. 116779
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• The Holiday Extravaganza Craft and Vendor Fair hosted by the Gate City Charter School for the Arts (7 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack) will be Thursday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. The fair features vendors, crafters, a bake sale, a children’s secret Santa shop and a game room. Tickets are $1 and raffle prize tickets are available for $1, six for $5, 10 for $14 and $20 for 30. Visit gatecitycharterschool.org or call 943-5273. • The Great Holiday Shopping Extravaganza hosted by Hampshire Hills (50 Emerson Road, Milford) is being held Friday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature holiday music, cocktails, fine food and 70 of the area’s finest crafters and artisans. Santa will also make an appearance. Call 6737123, ext. 274.
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• The Concord Holiday Craft Fair at Bishop Brady High School (25 Columbus Avenue, Concord) will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can find jewelry, soaps, candles, scarves, jellies, candies and more. The cookie walk and raffle prizes will give visitors a break from shopping. Visit bishopbrady.edu or call 224-7418. • Join Richards Elementary School (21 School St., Newport) for their Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature bags, homemade fudge, crafts and more. There is no admission fee. The fair is being held during the Sullivan County Cares’ Christmas Corner, where kids can shop for family gift items for $5. Funds from the events help pay for shipping out military packages to the armed forces. Visit facebook.com/scctroops or call 477-2132. • The Holiday Craft Fair at Merrimack Valley High School (106 Village St., Penacook) is being held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be handmade crafts and food alongside vendors and antique dealers. Visit mvhs.mvsdpride.org, email mvkeyclub0@gmail. com or call 753-4311. • Pipe Dream Brewing’s Christmas Craft Fair is back this year on Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. with 10 crafters selling a variety of goods including jewelry, woodworking and wreaths. Visit pipedreambrewingnh.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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• The Holiday Craft Fair at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord) is Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft fair will feature local artists selling their work and demonstrating their crafts. There will be a selection of handmade jewelry, pottery, scarves, chocolates and more. Free. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 603-224-9909 ex. 318.
not sheared, and we could not find a really nice tree. So the following year … we started planting Christmas trees. … I joined the Vermont New Hampshire Christmas Tree Association, which I’m on the board of directors now and … other members help you out and … show you what to do, what not to do.
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Paul Lemire of Litchfield is the owner of Noel’s Tree Farm in Litchfield. Explain what your current job is. I’m the owner and we raise Christmas trees for sale. We have cut-your-own and we also bring in trees from other farms. We sell Christmas trees, wreaths, roping, and people come here for the experience. … We plant trees when they’re seedlings, probably about 12 inches tall. We plant them in the spring. And we just take care of them all summer. Fertilize [them], and after fertilizing, it’s basically watching the trees grow. We’re concerned with insects and we try and keep the grass down so the trees don’t have to compete with the growing grass around, and when they get big enough, like in three years, we start shearing them. Every tree is sheared
every year to give them a perfect Christmas tree shape. And when they’re up tall enough, we put them up for sale. … We [also] bring in about 5,000 trees a year from other farms. … We’re going to be able to do about 750 [of our own trees] this year. How long have you done this? This is our 17th year of selling trees and we started about eight years before that. So we’ve been in business about 25 years. … We planted 500 the first year and kept on going from there.
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What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career? If I had more knowledge of chemicals that we can use, it might have helped What kind of education back then. But there were or training did you need for Courtesy photo. enough people that were this? around that would give you If you have an agricultural training, it would help. … You learn good information. … We try not to use any what you can about fertilizing, and spray- chemicals if we don’t have to. ing for insects. … I grew up on a farm and I What is your typical at-work uniform? worked on a farm when I was younger, but Jeans and boots. other than that, I had no experience in agriculture. … You learn as you go along. What was the first job you ever had? When I went to college, I worked in a gas How did you find your current job? My parents had some land in Litchfield station part-time. — Ryan Lessard and when I couldn’t find a nice tree to cut down at that other farm, I asked him if I could plant trees on their land.
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FOOD For the foodies
Delicious hands-on gift ideas this holiday season By Matt Ingersoll
News from the local food scene
From meal subscriptions to cooking, beer brewing and winemaking classes, there are several local gift options that will give the foodie in your life a holiday to remember.
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• New lunch options: The XO on Elm (827 Elm St., Manchester) has introduced an all-new lunch menu, with several appetizers, soups, salads and other new items not previously seen on the menu, according to owner Rosa Paolini. The menu was revealed on the restaurant’s Facebook page in a Nov. 18 post. “I wanted to do something real different and thought about what I could bring to Manchester … that nobody else has,” Paolini said. These offerings include a ceviche bar (small pieces of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice and served with onions, peppers, spices, herbs and tropical fruits), paellas (Spanish rices dishes made with either seafood, mixed vegetables or quinoa), and arepas (Venezuelan grilled breads with corn flour that can be stuffed with beef, chicken, lobster, vegetables and more). These options and more are available for lunch at the XO on Elm on Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit xoonelm.com or call 560-7998. • Dinner and drinks: Join Brookstone Park (14 Route 11, Derry) for its More the Merrier Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The evening will feature a salad station, a carving station, a pasta station, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar and more, as well as a DJ and dancing. The cost is $49.95 per person. Visit brookstone-park.com or call 328-9255. • Time for tea: Enjoy holiday afternoon tea at The Cozy Tea Cart (104 Route 13, Brookline) on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $34.95 and registration is required. Visit thecozyteacart.com or call 249-9111. • Sweets and treats: Learn to make holiday-themed appetizers and treats at the next Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking series events at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wines will be served with each menu item. Visit labellewineryevents. com or call 672-9898. • Gold standard: La Cascade du Chocolat (109 Water St., Exeter, 777-5177, lacascadeduchocolat.com) was awarded gold medals in four categories by the International Chocolate Salon, according to a recent press release. Its Benne Bene chocolate bar — a blend of milk and 46
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Meal kits make great gifts if you’re shopping for an adventurous eater or someone who is looking for more healthy options. You can get a subscription from a meal-kit service like Local Baskit (10 Ferry St., Concord, 219-0882, localbaskit.com), which offers a variety of plans ranging from $28 to $158 per week. Meals are generally offered in two-, three- or four-week increments. “We do a whole healthy line of recipes every week, which makes it really nice for gift certificates,” Local Baskit owner Beth Richards said. Selections vary each week, but always include meat and vegetarian dishes, salads, pastas, soups and more. Certificates are also available for special one-time “Cook Tonight” slow-cooker meals for the holidays, with two-person or four-person options. Meals include vegan roasted red pepper macaroni and cheese, sirloin steaks with mashed root vegetables and bacon, pasta with butternut squash, pancetta and broccoli rabe, and chicken cacciatore. Richards added that for the first time this year, Local Baskit is partnering with Cherry Bomb Cookie Co. in Exeter to present a poinsettia cookie platter that can be bought in batches of 18 or 36 cookies. For the craft beer lover, Local Baskit offers “beer cheer” bags, which consist of three 16-ounce cans of New Hampshire craft brews. They include stouts from Henniker Brewing Co. and Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, and IPAs from Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. in Merrimack and Concord Craft Brewing. If, on the other hand, you’re buying for somebody who’d rather leave all the prep and cooking to the pros, All Real Meal (87 Elm St., Manchester, 782-3014, allrealmeal. com) offers a weekly meal delivery for cooked and ready to eat meals on Tuesdays that features items to reheat like coconut chicken breast with spicy wildflower honey sauce, French onion grass fed meat loaf with mashed potatoes and green beans and more. The minimum cost for order delivery is $39.
Certificates for cooking classes make great gifts, because they teach skills that can be applied long after the holidays are over. Kristen Chinosi of The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry, 339-1664, culinary-playground.com) said certificates are available for various ages and experience. “People can either buy a certificate for a specific class, or use it to apply toward anything,” Chinosi said. There are “mini chefs” classes available for kids ages 3 to 6, with certificates available for either $18 apiece or for $23 that include a chef’s hat, apron and flyer all packaged in a pizza box, according to Chinosi. Gift certificates are also popular for date night couples cooking classes, for $160 per class. Certificates that can be applied to any class are sold in $25 increments, but you can call or email to inquire about another specific amount, Chinosi said. They do not expire once they are purchased. “[The classes] are accessible for the novice, but we also teach a lot of tips for experienced cooks,” she said. Other local cooking classes include those at Chez Boucher Culinary Arts Training Center (32 Depot Square, Hampton, 926-2202, chezboucher.com), which offers gift certificates for classes that can be made out in any amount. Classes include cooking for couples, one-day cooking and baking workshops, cooking essentials and food fundamentals, baking and pastry basics, cooking with friends, advanced classical international cuisine and more. Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks, Henniker, 428-3281, colbyhillinn.com) offers gift certificates for cooking classes. 2018 classes TBA but are usually held on the third Monday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and cost $115 per person, including wine, dinner and an apron. Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester, 625-4043, dancinglion. us) offers a variety of hands-on classes in chocolate-making, zen brownie-making, croissant-making. Most classes cost around $65, and classes are booked through March, but you can purchase gift certificates either for specific classes or for any dollar amount.
Certificates for classes at Incredibrew (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, 891-2477, incredibrew.com) are also great options, especially because no prior beer or wine-making experience is necessary to participate — and you even get to bring home your own drinks. “Experience gifts have become very popu-
lar,” owner Erik Croswell said. “That’s really where we go with it, instead of just giving someone a boring gift card.” You can choose the exact amount you want to purchase for a certificate, but there are several suggested amounts proportionate to the actual cost of each class you’re getting it for. For example, suggested amounts for beer brewing classes include $40 (one case of beer for any group event), $125 for a mini kettle beer brewing experience (yields about 24 bottles), or $195 for a full kettle beer brewing class (about 75 bottles). For winemaking classes, $60 will get you six bottles of wine for any group bottling event, $165 for a four-week sweet or white winemaking experience (about 28 bottles), or $220 for a red winemaking class. “It’s very good value in terms of what you’re getting,” Croswell said. “If somebody really likes a certain kind of wine, then you’re going to find that making it here is a much better deal than buying it by the bottle.” Incredibrew also offers custom labels, which make for great gifts of their own, according to Croswell. “They can either pick from our book or do their own custom design,” he said. “They are printed off site professionally.” At The HomeBrew Barn (861 Lafayette Road, No. 6, Hampton, 601-2548, thehomebrewbarn.com) you can gift $50 classes for just $35. Classes include introduction to beer brewing, advanced beer brewing, introduction to champagne making, introduction to hard cider making and more. If you’d rather make your own brews at home, The HomeBrew Barn also offers beermaking and winemaking starter kits. The cost for beermaking kits ranges from $64.99 to $109.99. The cost for winemaking kits ranges from $37.99 to $92.99. Gift certificates are also available. If you’d rather offers opportunities to gift $50 classes for $35. Classes include introduction to beer brewing, advanced beer brewing, introduction to champagne making, introduction to hard cider making and more. Jasper’s Homebrew & Winemaking Supply (522 Amherst St., Nashua, 8813052, boomchugalug.com) offers a home beer making starter equipment kit for $89.99, and winemaking kits for $77.99 for cabernet sauvignon or $74.99 for chardonnay. Gift certificates are also available. Kettle to Keg (123 Main St., Pembroke, 485-2054, kettletokeg.com) offers several different beermaking and winemaking starter kits, with costs ranging $85.95 to $147.95, depending on the included ingredients. Gift certificates are also available.
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Where to dine out for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day By Matt Ingersoll
Enjoy special holiday dinners at any one of these local restaurants, several of which are open for lunch and dinner for Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. A small handful of restaurants will also be open Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25. You can start your festivities extra early with The Eve of Christmas Eve Dinner at Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks, Henniker, 428-3281, colbyhillinn.com), which is happening on Friday, Dec. 23. On the menu this year includes your choice of an appetizer (traditional Slovak sour mushroom soup, truffled potato and chive pierogi, maultaschensuppe, winter greens, marinated beets, pomegranate and walnuts, or cheese fondue with traditional Swiss accoutrements), an entree (roast Christmas goose with cherry kumquat relish, wiener schnitzel, roast salmon with dill and horseradish, or juniper roast venison loin), and a dessert (apple strudel, sacher torte, christstollen with gluhwein or hot Swiss chocolate or peppermint crème brulee). The cost is $65 per person.
Special Christmas Eve meals
• Christmas Eve brunch at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, labellewinerynh.com) will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The regular Bistro menu will be served alongside a special a la carte brunch menu created just for Christmas Eve, with items like eggs benedict, short rib ragu, spiced egg nog pancakes, Bloody Mary toast and more. Brunch items ranging for kids will also be available and will include French toast sticks, snowman pancakes, scarmbled eggs and bacon and fruit cups. • Christmas Eve Dinner at Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com) will be served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the dining room and Corks wine bar. This year’s menu includes appetizers like chestnut soup, salt cod fritters, calamari bruschetta, lobster shrimp and chowder, Parmesan risotto and braised beef short ribs; salads like mesclun salad and spinach salad; and entrees like seafood pot au feu, pan roasted giannone chicken breast, and center cut filet mignon. A grand dessert buffet and cordials will also be served in the Great Hall following dinner. The cost is $79 for adults and $39 for children. Reservations are required. • Christmas Eve Dinner at Copper Door Restaurant (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 4882677; 41 S. Broadway, Salem, 458-2033; copperdoorrestaurant.com) is accepting reservations until 8 p.m. Dinner is offered in
two-course ($59), three-course ($69) or fourcourse ($79). The menu includes appetizers like wasabi seared tuna, short rib manicotti, Mediterranean flatbread and crispy Buffalo shrimp, soups and salads like five-onion gratinee, corn chowder, spinach salad, and arugula and grapefruit salad, entrees like bone-in New York sirloin, coffee-crusted pork chop, cedar roasted salmon, pepperdusted rib-eye, pan seared scallops and wild mushroom ravioli, and desserts like apple bread pudding, triple chocolate cheesecake and gingerbread cupcakes. • Feast of the Seven Fishes at Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, tuscanbrands.com) is happening on Christmas Eve from 3 to 8 p.m. The cost is $55 per person, or $85 to include a wine pairing. • Feast of the Seven Fishes at Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 6250256, campoenoteca.com) is happening on Sunday, Dec. 24. This year’s menu is a Sicilian seafood soup, baccala and anchovy with whipped potato and garlic confit, fried mussel salad, monkfish and eggplant skewer and more. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are required. • Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar (270 Granite St., Manchester, 232-3323; 524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939, giorgios. com) will be serving its annual Christmas Eve buffet (Manchester and Milford locations only). Reservations must be made in advance. The cost is $34.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids under 12.
Special Christmas Day meals
• Christmas Day Buffet at Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com) will include a three-course prix fixe menu offered in the Lobby Bar, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The menu includes various appetizers like New England clam chowder, mesclun salad, roasted mushroom risotto and grilled gulf shrimp; entrees like Scottish salmon fillet, pan roasted giannone chicken breast, center cut filet mignon and quinoa and goat cheese croquettes; and a selection of various desserts.The cost is $79 for adults and $29 for children. • Christmas Day Buffet at the Wentworth (Wentworth by the Sea, 588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, 422-7322, wentworth.com) will include a carving station, a salad bar, a dessert display, sparkling fountains, complimentary Champagne and more. The cost is $54.95 for adults and $24.95 for kids under 12. • Christmas Dinner at the Wentworth (Wentworth by the Sea, 588 Went- 38
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• 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (50 Dow St., Manchester, 641-0900; Brickyard Square, 24 Calef Highway, Epping, 7342809, 900degrees.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations. • Airport Diner (2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, thecman.com) will be open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen. com) will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmontrestaurant.com) will be serving its regular breakfast menu from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The Black Forest Cafe & Bakery (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) will be serving its regular menu until 5 p.m. • Buckley’s Great Steaks (438 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 424-0995, buckleysgreatsteaks.com) will be serving its regular menu from 4 to 9 p.m. • Cactus Jack’s (782 S. Willow St., Manchester, 627-8600; 1182 Union Ave., Laconia, 528-7800; cactusjacksnh.com) will be serving its regular menu until 5 p.m. • Canoe Restaurant (216 S. River Road, Bedford, 935-8070; 232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, 253-4762; magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/canoerestaurant-and-tavern) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at both locations.
• Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chezvachon.com) will be serving its regular menu from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The Coach Stop Restaurant & Tavern (176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 437-2022, coachstopnh.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Country Spirit (262 Maple St., Henniker, 428-7007, hennikercountryspirit. com) will be serving its regular menu until 5 p.m. • Cucina Toscana (427 Amherst St., Nashua, 821-7356, cucinatoscananashua. com) will be open its regular hours, from noon to 10 p.m. • The Derryfield Restaurant (625 N. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, derryfieldrestaurant.com) will be open for lunch until 3 p.m., with the bar closing around 5 p.m. • Epoch Restaurant & Bar (The Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will be open for its regular breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., and will be serving a Sunday brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Foster’s Boiler Room (The Common Man Inn & Spa, 231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, thecman.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. • The Foundry (50 Commercial St., Manchester, 836-1925, foundrynh.com) will be open for lunch and dinner, but will close at 7:30 p.m. • Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022; 194 Main St., Nashua, 889-2022, fratellos.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving lunch and dinner. • Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House (62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460, gauchosbraziliansteakhouse. com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving lunch and dinner.
p.m. • Republic Cafe & Bistro (1069 Elm St., Manchester, 666-3723, republiccafe.com) will be open for breakfast and lunch, most likely closing around 6 p.m. • River Road Tavern (193 S. River Road, Bedford, 206-5837, riverroadtavern.com) will be open its regular Sunday hours, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Stonehurst Manor (3351 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, 356-3113, stonehurstmanor.com) will be serving its regular dinner menu from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Tilt’n Diner (61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, thecman.com) will be open until 3 p.m. • Tommy K’s Restaurant & Bar (2323 Brown Ave., Manchester, 935-7404, tommyksmanchester.com) will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery (58 Route 27, Raymond, 244-2431, thetuckaway. com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Umami Farm Fresh Cafe (284 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, 9426427, umaminh.com) will be serving its Sunday brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Windham Restaurant (59 Route 111, Windham, 870-9270, windhamrestaurant. com) will be open from 1 to 8 p.m.
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• Granite Restaurant & Bar (The Centennial Hotel, 96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9005, graniterestaurant.com) will be open for brunch from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. • Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com) will be open from noon to 4 p.m. with its regular dinner menu. • Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) will be open from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 4292022, homesteadnh.com) will be open until 7 p.m. • LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, labellewinerynh.com) The Bistro will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman. com) will be serving a Christmas Eve brunch beginning at 9 a.m. and dinner beginning at 5 p.m. • The Local Moose Cafe (124 Queen City Ave., Manchester, 232-2669, thelocalmoosecafe.com) will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. • Martha’s Exchange (185 Main St., Nashua, 883-8781, marthas-exchange.com) will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, mtslocal.com) will be serving its regular menu from 4 to 8 p.m. • Murphy’s Diner (516 Elm St., Manchester, 792-4004, murphysdiner.com) will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Murphy’s Taproom (494 Elm St., Manchester, 644-3535, murphystaproom.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. • Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House (393 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5975, murphystaproom.com) will be closing at 6 p.m. • O Steaks & Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925; 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia, 524-9373; magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/osteaks) will be open and taking reservations until 8 p.m. • Old School Bar & Grill (49 Range Road, Windham, 458-6051, oldschoolbarandgrill.com) will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Piccola Italia Ristorante (815 Elm St., Manchester, 606-5100, piccolaitalianh.com) will be open from noon to 10 p.m., serving its dinner menu with additional specials. • The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; 112 Loudon Road, Concord, 415-0444; redarrowdiner. com) is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day, including Christmas Eve. • The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will be open from 8 a.m. to 8
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• Epoch Restaurant & Bar (The Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will be open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m., with drinks served until about 9 p.m. • Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House (62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460, gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com) will be open during its regular hours, serving lunch and dinner. • Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman. com) will be serving its annual Christmas Day brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. • Murphy’s Taproom (494 Elm St., Manchester, 644-3535, murphystaproom.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. • The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; 112 Loudon Road, Concord, 415-0444; redarrowdiner. com) is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day, including Christmas Day. • River Road Tavern (193 S. River Road, Bedford, 206-5837, riverroadtavern.com) will be serving dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. • Stonehurst Manor (3351 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, 3563113, stonehurstmanor.com) will have a special holiday menu on Christmas Day, with seatings at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. • Tommy K’s Restaurant & Bar (2323 Brown Ave., Manchester, 935-7404, tommyksmanchester.com) will open at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
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• A Market Natural Foods (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, myamarket.com) offers a variety of naturally raised meats, including spiral sliced uncured ham for $5.99 per pound, organic grass fed ribeye steak for $13.99 per pound, bone-in chicken thighs for $3.99 per pound, now through Dec. 29. • All Real Meal (87 Elm St., Manchester, 782-3014, allrealmeal.com) offers a weekly meal delivery menu on Tuesdays that features a variety of items to reheat like coconut chicken breast with spicy wildflower honey sauce, French onion grass fed meat loaf with mashed potatoes and green beans, buffalo chicken enchiladas and more. The minimum cost for order delivery is $39. • Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, angelaspastaandcheese.com) is taking orders for holiday desserts that include traditional Yule logs ($34.95, serves 12 to 14), chocolate mousse tree cakes ($22.50, serves 6 to 8), red velvet tree cakes ($21.50, serves 6 to 8), turtle cheesecakes ($20.95, serves 6 to 8) and lemon cheesecakes ($23.95, serves 6 to 8), as well as pies, cannolis, shortbread cookies, dinner sides and more. Order by Dec. 18. • The Bakeshop on Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, thebakeshoponkelleystreet.com) is taking orders for Yule logs ($18), or chocolate cake rolls with chocolate buttercream, as well as cookie Christmas trees ($20), cranberry pies ($18), chocolate, almond and holiday sprinkled babka ($9.95) and trays of Christmas cookies that start at $30, in addition to all of its regular flavors of pies. Order by Dec. 20. • Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmontrestaurant.com) is taking orders for pies, with flavors that include apple, pumpkin, walnut cream, lemon meringue, Reese’s cream and more. The cost is $15 apiece and payment is required upon ordering. Pickups are until closing on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. • The Black Forest Cafe & Bakery (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) is taking holiday orders for 9-inch pies for $19, with flavors that include apple, Dutch apple, cranberry apple, pecan, chocolate cream with coffee whipped cream, and a pear cranberry walnut crostata that is available in a small size ($24) and a large size ($36). You can also choose from several different cakes that include Brooklyn blackout cake, chocolate mousse cake, old-fashioned coconut cake, carrot cake, and white choco-
late Frangelico torte. Cookies are available as well for $14.95 per dozen; there are shortbread trees, shortbread mittens, pecan shortbread holly leaves, raspberry linzer thumbprints, chocolate mint Santa boots and more. Cookie gift baskets are offered in three sizes ($21 for a 16-piece cookie tote, $26 for an 18-piece cookie basket and $48 for a 36-piece). Order for pickup between Friday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 24. • Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, brothers-butcher.com) offers top sirloin roasts, prime roasts, Al Capone roasts, crown roasts, pork tenderloins, legs of lamb, smoked hams and sweet sliced hams, as well as whole free-range turkeys and chickens. Sides include rice pilaf, vegetable medley, herb roasted bliss potatoes, mushroom risotto and more. Orders must be placed at least a week before Christmas. • The Cake Fairy (114 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 518-8733, cakefairynh. com) offers large or mini cupcakes (flavors come in vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel or mocha), apple or pecan pies for $14.99 each, New York style cheesecakes (flavors include strawberry, fudge, peanut butter and fudge or plain), mini cannolis ($1.50 each), assorted cookie trays ($10 per dozen), whoopie pies ($14.50 per dozen) and more. Pickups are Saturday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Caroline’s Fine Food (132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, 637-1615, carolinesfood. com) offers several appetizers like smoked salmon terrine ($65), pizzetti with portpoached figs, gorgonzola and balsamic glaze ($10.25), brie en croute with cranberry and honey ($30), artisan cheeses with fruit and cured meats ($70, serves 10) and poached shrimp with cocktail sauce ($50, serves 10), as well as entrees like turkey ballotine stuffed with sausage herb stuffing ($75, serves 8 to 10) and roasted beef tenderloin with horseradish cream sauce ($135). Sides to go include garlic mashed potatoes ($22, serves 10), roasted butternut squash ($32, serves 10), roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan and thyme ($30, serves 10), carrot confit ($25, serves 10), sauteed haricot verts with slivered almonds ($35, serves 10) and turkey gravy ($27 per quart). Order by Dec. 15. • Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples. com) is taking orders for pies that include apple, apple crumb, fruit of the orchard, strawberry rhubarb, and pecan. The cost for all pies except pecan is $13.95 (pecan pies are $15.89). Order by Dec. 18. The last pickup date is Dec. 22. • Concord Food Co-Op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, concordfoodcoop.coop) is taking orders for ham dinners that include
honey glazed spiral ham, roasted butternut squash or roasted vegetable medley, roasted garlic broccoli, garlic mashed red bliss potatoes, and red wine pan sauce. The cost is $165 (serves 10). Also available for order will be a cheese and cracker platter with five assorted high-end cheeses and crackers in a small size ($49.95, serves 15) or a large size ($89.99, serves 25), and a charcuterie platter with five assorted cured meats, pickles, red onions, capers and whole-grain mustard brioche, in a small size ($65.99, serves 15) or a large size ($99.99, serves 25). From the bakery, items include orange cranberry loaf ($5.49), Buche de Noel ($24.95), cookie platters ($19.99), gingerbread men ($3.25 each) and decorated sugar cookies ($2.99 each). • The Crust & Crumb Baking Co. (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, thecrustandcrumb.com) offers several flavors of pies that include apple streusel ($16), forest berry crumb ($18), chocolate cream ($18), cherry crumb ($20) and maple bourbon pecan ($20). Other desserts include flourless chocolate torte ($20), raspberry filled almond linzertorte ($20), fresh fruit and vanilla custard tart ($25), mocha spice mousse cake ($25), lemon cheesecake ($25) and chocolate raspberry layer cake ($30), as well as various savory pies, dinner rolls and more. Pickups are Saturday, Dec. 23, or Sunday, Dec. 24. • Cupcakes 101 (132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, 488-5962, cupcakes101.net) is taking orders for several holiday-themed specialty cupcakes. Flavors include candy cane, eggnog, gingerbread, pistachio cardamom, sugar cookie, White Christmas and Winter Lager. The minimum order is a dozen (cost is $30 per dozen). • The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, theflyingbutcher.com) is taking orders for a variety of meats including prime boneless rib roasts ($25.99 per pound), bone-in pork roasts and crown roasts (ranges from $5.99 to $14.99 per pound), sweet sliced hams ($8.99 per pound), racks of lamb ($22.99), choice beef roasts (ranges from $10.99 to $17.99 per pound) and more. You can also order appetizers like cheese trays and shrimp cocktail platters, sides like garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, green beans and carrots, and desserts, which this year include various select pies from Valley View Farm in Maine and Italian desserts from Modern Pastry Shop in Boston. Orders for meats and sides can be placed anytime, but orders for desserts must be placed by Dec. 15. The last day for pickups is Sunday, Dec. 24, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. • Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725; 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 647-2253; pastry.net) is taking orders for a variety of holiday-themed cakes, pastries and other sweet treats, including a new holiday Yule log sponge cake ($36.99), 12 Days of Christmas cupcakes ($59.99), assorted chocolates ($5.99), Champagne tortes ($38.99), Christmas tree cookies ($3.75
apiece), gingerbread and butter cookie trays ($29.99; serves 15) and much more. • Granite State Candy Shoppe (832 Elm St., Manchester, 218-3885; 13 Warren St., Concord, 225-2591; granitestatecandyshoppe.com) offers an assortment of homemade holiday-themed sweets and treats, like peppermint or wintergreen candy canes ($2.98 apiece), 6-ounce bags of reindeer candy corn or sour gummy Santas ($4.49), milk, white or dark chocolate Santa or snowman pops (ranges from $1.25 to $2.49 apiece) and more. • Great Harvest Bread (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, greatharvestnashua.com) will have several specialty pastries available for order, like cranberry orange bread ($9) and egg nog scones ($2.75). Additional menu options TBA. Order by Dec. 19. • The Happy Butchers (222 Elm St., Milford, 554-1339, thehappybutchers.com) is taking orders for prime rib racks for $11.99 per pound, as well as several holiday hams, turkeys, chickens, sides, Maple Lane Farm pies and more. Place orders as soon as possible. The deadline for pickups is Saturday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. • Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) is taking orders for cooked turkeys with stuffing and gravy, and a variety of sides that include squash, potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans and more, as well as rolls, cakes and pies. The latest time for pickups is Sunday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. • Harvey’s Bakery & Coffee Shop (376 Central Ave., Dover, 742-6029, harveysbakery.com) is taking orders for several flavors of pies that are available in either 8-inch or 10-inch family sizes. Flavors include apple, blueberry, pumpkin, lemon meringue, Boston cream, chocolate cream, coconut cream and more. Other offerings are a maple round cake filled with French cream, a German chocolate cake with caramel, coconut and pecan icing, and a carrot cake with walnuts, pineapple and a cream cheese icing. • Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, justlikemomspastries.com) has several Christmas specials this year, including a raspberry trifle bowl that feeds between 10 and 15 people ($30), Expresso and Baileys pie ($15), caramel sea salt apple pie ($14.50), Kahlua black bottom pie ($15), and cakes like drunken cannoli, turtle cheesecake, and a traditional Yule log with chocolate mousse and chocolate buttercream. You can also order holiday cookie platters of 36 cookies ($38) or 72 cookies ($75), mini whoopie pie platters of 24 ($24) or 48 ($48), meat or veggie quiches for $16.50, pork pies for $16, coffee cakes for $13.99 (gluten-free for $17.99), and dinner rolls that are available in whole wheat or honey bread for $4.99 per dozen. Finger pastry platters can be ordered for $35 for a small or $65 for a large; they include a combination of cheesecake cupcakes, carrot cupcakes, butter brickle, pecan diamonds and more. 42
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• Local Baskit (10 Ferry St., Suite 120A, Concord, 219-0882, shop.localbaskit.com) is offering an “appetizer basket” with four selections to choose from that include stuffed mushrooms, steak au poivre potatoes, butternut squash bruschetta and pimiento cheese with crostini. This year, they have also partnered with Cherry Bomb Cookie Co. in Exeter to create a festive Poinsettia cookie platter, which is available in sizes of 18 or 36 cookies. Order by Dec. 17. Pickups are between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23. • Mack’s Apples (230 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 479-6225, macksapples.com) offers custom gift baskets that can include apples, pears, maple syrup, eggs, honey, candles, soups and much more. Price start at $16 for baskets that contain just apples and pears and vary depending on additional items. • McNulty & Foley Caterers (124 E. Hollis St., Nashua, 882-1921, mcnultycatering. com) is offering several pre-made dinners, including slow-roasted sirloin of beef served with au jus, Delmonico potatoes, tossed salad and rolls ($17.95), sweet and spicy glazed baked ham with pineapple sauce, potatoes, salad and rolls ($14.95), chicken pie, whipped potatoes, salad and rolls ($13.95), and a roast turkey dinner with whipped potatoes, bread stuffing, whipped butternut squash, gravy and rolls ($14.95). You can also order baked lasagna with homemade meat sauce or vegetable lasagna ($60 for a full pan, $30 for a half pan), five-cheese baked macaroni and cheese ($60 for a full pan, $30 for a half pan), and several side dishes that are available a la carte. Order by Dec. 21. • Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, michellespastries.com) is taking orders for 10-inch pies that include apple crumb, blueberry crumb, pecan, lemon meringue, Boston cream and more, as well as mini pastry platters ($18.99 per 18-piece, $33.99 per 36-piece or $42.99 per 50-piece) and other treats like a fresh fruit tart, angel food cake, Parisian satin torte and raspberry linzer torte. Orders throughout the month of December require a two-day notice. Order by Dec. 18. Pickups will be available on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon. • Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760, mrmacs.com) is taking orders for macaroni and cheese trays, which are available in any type of regular menu flavor in small, medium or large sizes. Throughout the month of December, party or banquet-size trays (feeds about 25 to 40) are 10 percent off, and if you buy one tray, you can receive a second at half price. • Newell Post Restaurant (125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, newellpostrestaurant.com) is taking orders for to-go prime rib meals ($29.99 per person) with au jus sauce and turkey meals ($19.99 per person)
with stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Both meals also include roasted red potatoes, honey glazed carrots, sugar snap peas, homemade rolls and confetti salad, as well as cheesecake with an eggnog whipped topping and gingerbread torte with a pumpkin mousse for dessert. You can also order a holiday party meal to go in a half sheet pan for $39.99 (serves between 12 and 15 people). The options are spanakopita, macaroni and cheese, shepherd’s pie, lasagna, Swedish meatballs or chicken and broccoli alfredo. A variety of pies are offered, such as tourtiere for $21.99, chicken pot pie for $19.99, and several dessert pies like lemon meringue, banana cream, and old-fashioned raisin. • Pretty Little Pie Co. (P.O. Box 5892, Manchester, 722-4138, prettylittlepieco. com) has several specialty menu items for the holidays available now for order, including miniature spiced cherry pies made with organic cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg, topped with a flaky, buttery lattice crust and sprinkled with raw Demerara sugar crystals. They are available for either $26 for 12, $28 for 24 or $72 for 36. For another seasonal holiday item, try the maple bourbon pecan pie tartlets, which are baked with maple syrup from Still Seeking Farm in Gilmanton. Those can be ordered for $24 for 12, $44 for 24 or $64 for 36. Place your order at least three days in advance of your event or occasion to ensure timely delivery. • Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4999, qccupcakes.com) has several seasonal holiday flavors of cupcakes available now through December, like eggnog with eggnog rum buttercream frosting and a dash of nutmeg, and gingerbread with a spiced buttercream frosting. The costs are $3.50 for a single large cupcake, $19.95 for a half-dozen large cupcakes, and $37.80 for a dozen. • The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; 112 Loudon Road, Concord, 415-0444; redarrowdiner. com) takes orders for double-layered cakes ($29.99) and pies ($14.99), which must be placed at least two days in advance. Pies include cherry, banana cream, blueberry, chocolate cream, chocolate peanut butter, strawberry rhubarb and more. Cakes include chocolate peppermint, chocolate raspberry, pumpkin spice, rocky road and more. • The Stocked Fridge (704 Milford Road, Merrimack, 881-9635, thestockedfridge. com) is taking orders for Dijon maple glazed spiral ham ($4.50 per pound; five-pound minimum), brined turkey ($3 per pound; 10-pound minimum), roast beef tenderloin with port sauce ($19 per pound), and a variety of sides that include stuffing, brown sugar sweet potatoes, garlic roasted small red potatoes, green beans with caramelized shallots, broccoli au gratin, roasted winter squash and more, as well as dinner rolls and mini pas-
try platters. Order by Dec. 20. Pickups are on Sunday, Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Tendercrop Farm (123 Dover Point Road, Dover, 740-4920; 108 High Road, Newbury, Mass., 978-462-6972; 93 Main St., Wenham, Mass., 978-468-0041) offers farm fresh turkeys for $3.79 per pound (can be ordered from 8 to as much as 30 pounds), pork crown roast ($5.99 per pound), boneless pork roast ($4.99 per pound), a small boneless dinner ham ($5.99 per pound), semi-boneless ham ($3.99 per pound). Grass-fed beef options include sirloin roast ($9.99 per pound), standing rib roast ($19.99 per pound), boneless rib roast ($20.99 per pound), strip roast ($16.99 per pound). Regular black angus beef options include standing rib roast ($18.99 per pound), boneless rib roast ($19.99 per pound) and tenderloin roast ($23.99 per pound). You can also order bone-in leg of lamb for $9.99 per pound and boneless leg of lamb for $16.99 per pound. Order by Dec. 21. Pickups are before Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. • T-Bones Meats, Sweets & Catering (66 Union St., Manchester, 488-2828, wecatergreater.com) offers various butcher cut meats, including prime rib roasts and tenderloin roast, as well as pies, cakes and sweet treat boxes. Pricing starts at $16.99 for pies and $55 for roasts. Orders must be placed by Friday, Dec. 22, at noon. Pickup is Saturday, Dec. 23, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, tuscanbrands.com) is offering three holiday meal options: a whole roasted turkey dinner that includes herb-rubbed whole carved turkey, insalata mista, rosemary roasted pears, orecchiette pasta with broccolini, spinach and hot pepper, Brussels sprouts and pancetta, mascarpone whipped potatoes, and Tuscan herb gravy ($175); a standing rib roast dinner that includes garlic rosemary green beans and cherry tomato, garganelli roasted garlic and porcini crema, and red wine beef marrow sauce ($225); and a leoncini ham dinner with mista salad, sage roasted butternut squash, lasagna, whipped potatoes and mustard-rosemary sauce ($150). All dinners feed six to eight people and come with a bottle of paired Italian wine. Additional roasts, sides and desserts are available a la carte at varying prices. Pickups are available on Sunday, Dec. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Two Friends Cafe (542 Mast Road, Goffstown, 627-6622, twofriendsbagel.com) offers whole meals that include either ham or turkey, with all the fixings, for about $12 per person. Sides such as mashed potatoes, butternut squash or stuffing are also available for purchase a la carte. For dessert, there are more than 20 flavors of pies, including Boston cream, pecan, chocolate cream, banana cream and coconut cream. Most pies cost $11.99. Other desserts include cake drops, bars, chocolate clusters and cheesecakes. Orders for Christmas must be placed by Friday, Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. The latest pickup date
and time is Sunday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. • Van Otis Chocolates (341 Elm St., Manchester, 627-1611, vanotischocolates.com) has a variety of seasonally-themed chocolates, like milk, white and dark chocolate snowflake pops ($2.50 apiece), chocolate Christmas trees ($10.50 apiece), chocolate Santas with his cane ($6.50 for a small, or $30 for an extra-large hollow), chocolate Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer pops ($3 apiece) and much more. • Washington Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, washingtonstreetcatering.com) offers a traditional holiday meal that includes ham or turkey, stuffed mushrooms, a cheese and fruit platter, a garden or Caesar salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, rolls and assorted mini desserts or pie. The cost is $19.95 per person (10-person minimum). Order by Dec. 20. • Wellington’s Marketplace (124 N. Main St., Concord, 715-1191, wellingtonsmarketplace.com) has sandwich and soup specials that include red pepper artichoke Tuscan soup, Irish beef stew, eggplant parmesan and flank steak. Wines and ports are also being sold for a 10 percent discount throughout the month. • Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5638, wickedgoodbutchah. com) offers prime rib roasts, bone-in and bone-out steaks, beef tenderloin roasts, stuffed pork roasts, and a limited selection of sides that include stuffed mushrooms and sweet potatoes with brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and roasted pecans. Place orders as soon as possible. • The Wine’ing Butcher (16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300; thewineingbutcher.com) is taking orders for holiday roasts and prepared dishes. Appetizers include mini crab cakes (market price), spinach and garlic stuffed mushrooms ($6.99 per pound), and sausage and smoked gouda stuffed mushrooms ($10.99 per pound). USDA cuts of choice beef are $26.99 per pound for tenderloin roast, $17.99 for bone-in ribeye roast, $18.99 for boneless rib roast, and $17.99 for sirloin roast. USDA cuts of prime beef are $26.99 for bone-in rib-eye, $27.99 for rib-eye roast and $26.99 for sirloin roast. Whole and spiral hams are $9.99 per pound, $8.99 per pound for sweet sliced ham and $4.99 per pound for Triple M spiral ham. For turkeys, there is boneless for $8.99 per pound and bone-in for $4.99 per pound. Several sides, like garlic herb roasted red bliss potatoes, traditional, sausage or apple cranberry stuffings, gravy, asparagus risotto, and desserts like crème brulee, peppermint cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake and chocolate cream pie are available a la carte.
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Zach Squier is co-owner and executive chef of Umami Farm Fresh Cafe (284 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, 942-6427, umaminh.com), which sources its ingredients from about 10 different farms in the Granite State. The restaurant gets its name from a Japanese term meaning savory and features a menu heavy on Asian fusion, from its burgers and sandwiches to rice bowls and noodle bowls, and everything in between. Squier said he has been working in restaurants since he was 13 years old. He opened Umami with his brother about two years ago. What is your must-have kitchen item? If I had to choose one dish, it would be I use a spoon for pretty much everything. the Korean chicken and waffles off our I have an array of spoons in different sizes Sunday brunch menu. … It’s cheesy scaland shapes. lion waffles and the fried chicken has a spicy ginger glaze on it. What would you choose to have for your last meal? What is the biggest food trend in New I would say probably a fresh hand-rolled Hampshire right now? pasta dish … and a nice glass of red wine. People are really sort of catching on to how sourcing locally helps small businessWhat is your favorite local restaurant? es and our community in general. It’s good Moxy [in Portsmouth]. … It’s tapa style. for everything. They have staples that are always there, but I usually like to try whatever is new on the What is your favorite thing to cook at menu. There’s always three or four new home? dishes. Sushi is really fun to do. I’ll go down to the fish market, pick up some tuna or salmWhat celebrity would you like to see eat- on, and make my own rice … and you can ing in your restaurant? do what you want from there with avocaTom Brady, obviously. … Or David dos and other sauces. … It’s not the easiest Chang, who is one of my favorite chefs. thing to make, but you get better the more you do it and it’s cheaper than going out for What is your favorite thing on your sushi too. menu? — Matt Ingersoll Bang Bang sauce (spicy peanut sauce) Courtesy of Zach Squier of Umami Farm Fresh Cafe in Northwood
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• BLUE LOBSTER BREWING CO. Tasting room and tours offered Thurs. from 4 to 6 p.m. and Fri. from 5 to 7 p.m. 845 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Call 601-6062. Visit facebook. com/BlueLobsterBrew. • BORDER BREWERY Sun., Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 224 North Broadway, Salem. See borderbrewsupply.com. • CANDIA ROAD BREWING CO. Contact to schedule a visit. 840 Candia Road, Manchester. Call 935-8123. Visit candiaroad. com/brewery. • EARTH EAGLE BREWING
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all you want is easy comfort food. I did a little research on pot pies and was shocked by what I found. For one thing, pot pies hail from the Roman Empire. They were often served at banquets and often featured a live bird inside. How weird is that? As the pot pie trend continued throughout history, 16th-century England really took to the bird theme but in a much less ridiculous way. Pies were often stuffed with all sorts of birds, from pigeons to chicken, and became quite popular from then on. My favorite thing about pot pies is that they can be a one-dish meal. If you pack it with enough vegetables, the pie is quite filling and even nutritious. Enjoy my very easy recipe below and, I promise, it’s quite challenging to mess up! — Allison Willson Dudas
Turkey Pot Pie Adapted from Meal Planning Magic (mealplanningmagic.com) Makes 2 pies (serves about 6 each)
Assemble pie crust bases into two pie tins (I used disposable in case I decided to share one of the pies with another family). Press down well and seal to sides of dishes.
2 cups leftover turkey, shredded 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (I used a mix of peas, carrots, green beans and corn) 1 onion, chopped 1 heart celery, chopped ¼ cup butter Seasoning (I used Crazy Jane’s Mixed Up Salt but you could use salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic, etc.) 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup flour, sifted 1 cup milk (I used 2 percent) 4 ready-made refrigerated pie crusts
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Heat butter over medium heat and add celery and onion, stirring until softened. Add broth, flour, milk, seasoning and turkey. Mix and just let everything thicken. No kidding, I eyeballed everything! I couldn’t be bothered to measure and, since everything is cooked, I was able to taste as I went. Pour thickened contents (once mostly cooled) into pies and top with remaining pie crusts. Vent and crimp sides with fork. Wrap in tin foil and freeze for later. When you’re ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 and cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Then cover and cook another 30 minutes. Serve hot after cooling for about 10 minutes.
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As a wine lover, I always enjoy learning about wine and that includes where it is from and where it is made. If you know that someone or a couple on your list enjoys visiting wineries and wine tastings, a winery gift certificate is a great gift. You can even peruse Groupon on Living Social for these kinds of gifts, which often include not only a wine tasting, but a tour or wine glasses as well. Some wineries and wine shops, like LaBelle Winery in Amherst and Portsmouth and WineNot Boutique in Nashua, offer wine classes or cooking classes. You could purchase a gift certificate so the recipient can attend a class of his or her choice at a later date. Wine clubs are another option for a spouse or significant other (and then you can enjoy the wine too!). Many New Hampshire wineries, including Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith, Appolo Vineyards in Derry, Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis and Sap House Meadery in Center Ossipee, now have wine clubs. If you still want to gift a bottle of wine, make it an extra special bottle of wine. Maybe there is a favorite winery that has a reserve wine or special limited-quantity wine. There may also be a winery the person visited on a special trip, honeymoon or anniversary. Finding a bottle of wine from that winery under the tree would bring back memories and show him or her how much you care (check VinoShipper for United States options).
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Food and wine go together naturally, so consider getting the wine lover on your list some accompaniments for their favorite vino. This could include cheese, crackers, chocolates, bread, olive oil or vinegar. I was recently at LaBelle Winery in Amherst and enjoyed perusing the store and Winemaker’s Kitchen items like cooking oils, dips, wine jellies and more. I have found that many tasting rooms contain unique and fun gifts that pair well with a bottle of local wine. Some even feature items from local artists or craftsmen.
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You could easily assemble your own gift basket, or enlist the help of others like Angela’s Pasta and Cheese in Manchester or Caring Gifts in Concord. Other foodand-wine themed gifts include wine books (The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Janice Robinson is a good one), cookbooks, or a subscription to Food & Wine Magazine.
There are so many wine accessory options, depending on what the wine lover on your list likes. Stoppers, wine charms, wine openers, wine glasses, decanters and chillers are just a few. Whether the person mainly drinks red or white wine can help determine your choices. Would a wine fridge to chill their wine at the perfect, consistent temperature be helpful? Does this person often host get-togethers? Wine charms, a set of nice wine glasses and a wine tray could be great gifts. Always see this person struggling to get wine open? Get him or her a nice automatic wine opener and relieve some stress!
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No doubt about it, this 72-year-old is still a punk, which, of course, I mean in a good way. I’ve personally never been crazy about the guy — OK, maybe when “Southern Man” seemed like the most rebellious song on earth — but he does still seem to believe that rock ’n’ roll can help to foment social change. Lyrically this is all about the marshmallow-soft political target who’s on every hack comedian’s lips — no surprise at all there, given Young’s stubborn refusal to sell out, and I mean ever. Musically, well, after the broke-down mud-blues of (ultimately snide) opener “Already Great,” I looked to see if T Bone Burnett was involved (not that that automatically spells genius anyway), but no, it’s just Young and this new set of peeps. The sound is so beautifully ruined, it’s like a last NASA Voyager message to whatever species lands here after the hypothetical final world war; all that’s missing is the bacon-and-eggs scratched-record noise. I don’t like the refrain to this one, but again, that’s just my allergy to Young, and regardless, the drum sound to “Fly by Night Deal” is that slo-mo trampoline bounce that’s native to early White Stripes. It’s a hot mess, this record, in that vein more theatrical than maybe anything he’s done previously. Nothing much wrong here at all, depending on your tolerance for Young in general of course. A — Eric W. Saeger
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“Even though [the book] was printed several years ago, I just can’t put it aside,” she said. “You can’t give up on a story or on yourself. It’s a continuous process. You have to keep putting it out there and keep pushing the envelope.” Today is the Day tells the story of a young man named Pete who forms a friendship with his elderly neighbor, a shortwave radio enthusiast. One day, the two overhear conversations about impending terrorist plots in the U.S. over the radio. Soon after, Pete becomes the target of an unknown enemy. He forgoes his college plans to join the Marine Corps and help protect and defend the U.S. Curtin’s inspiration for the story, she said, came from a family friend who was killed in an accident while serving in the Air Force. “I went to the funeral and they had a flyover for him and it was so surreal,” she said. “In that moment I knew I wanted to pay it forward to him and to the military and honor his service with my writing.” For the book, Curtin borrowed DEB CURTIN elements from her prior experience working a government job and having a daughter in the Air Force. “Any time you write, you have to find authenticity with what you’re writing about. You have to write what you know,” she said. “I think everything you do, every place you go and every person you meet, you put all of that into a well, and when the time comes [to write a story], you draw from that.” Curtin recently completed another book called Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, which is a Civil War historical novel. She’s currently working on getting that published.
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It’s the day after 9/11, and everyone in New York is dazed and whispering but for a lowlife peeping Tom who is irritated that everyone is being nice to each other and sitting in front of their televisions or weeping at their kitchen tables at night when he’s looking for action. “I did not like it, man. I did not like the way people were acting. This was New York. People were always looking for an excuse to go off on you. They were hoping for it. Now it was like being in this cult,” he complains. A few more pages of Mr. Merry Sunshine making his way around 9/12 and 9/13 Manhattan, and I was ready to toss The Locals out the window, not willing to give the character any more space in my brain. But the creep turned out to be incidental, the first clever thread in a complicated tapestry Jonathan Dee weaves in his seventh novel. That novel, The Locals, is about the denizens of Howland, a fictional town in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, and how their lives are upended when a New York hedge fund manager moves there after 9/11, ostensibly because he had inside information that another large-scale attack is coming to the city. The financier, Philip Hadi, tries to fit in by buying boots and jackets like the townies wear, though his neighbor and contractor, Mark Firth, notes that he seems “a man incapable of wearing a T-shirt as anything other than an undergarment” and always wears a white dress shirt no matter what else he has on. Hadi, at least, seems to want to be here, unlike his wife, Rachel, who seems to loathe the locals simply because none of them smoke. (“Of course you don’t. Nobody around here does. Stupid question.”) And when a death leaves an opening in the town government, Philip Hadi sidles into power, and begins operating outside of its laws: installing security cameras and paying many of the town’s bills himself, while refusing a salary. The locals aren’t quite sure what Hadi’s up to, but that doesn’t mean they turn him away when he comes calling with cash. They’re thick in their own personal dramas, which largely revolve around Mark Firth and his family, which include an increasingly estranged wife and an ethically challenged brother. Their travails — parents descending into dementia, jobs lost, marriages unraveling — are micro-
crises occurring within the bruised decade that encompassed both 9/11 and the Great Recession and the housing collapse. The locals waver between sullen and hopeful; as if blinded by the smoke that hung over Manhattan after the towers collapsed, they struggle to see clearly. Mark Firth renovated old homes with modest success before Hadi suggests he think bigger and start flipping houses. When Mark’s horrified wife points out that he’s been taken advantage of in the past, and the family doesn’t have a financial buffer to protect them, he explains why it won’t happen again. “Because I’m smarter. I trust people a lot less. I don’t let anybody handle what I can handle myself. I’ve changed. You do believe people can change, right?” Says his wife, “Actually, no, I don’t. I just get more and more like myself, every day, and so do you.” With philosophical zingers like that, a sly wit, and the occasional startling truth (Henry David Thoreau, Dees writes, was the original Masshole), Dees keeps The Locals afloat, as Hadi does the town: at a cost. The novel often feels tedious, its detail too dense, its pace too plodding. And the expert plotting that links each character to the next can seem brilliant one moment, exasperating the next. The point of view changes rapidly, and it’s not always clear who’s talking as action ensues. Dee, who was a Pulitzer finalist for his 2010 novel The Privileges and teaches at Syracuse University, has noted there is precedence in wealthy outsiders holding sway over small towns, as in Reading, Vermont (former Citigroup oil trader Andrew J. Hall), and Boothbay, Maine (Paul Coulombe, who once told Boston magazine that his childhood dream was “to own my own town”). It was a smart, even prescient, idea for a novel, and Dee insists he had no inside information on who would occupy the White House in 2017 when he began writing the book four years ago. (“The story of a disgruntled populace that asks to be governed by an unpredictable billionaire…. Nope, no relation there at all,” he said in a news release.) But The Locals suffers from the sort of societal division it seems to explore. The literati will love it; the locals won’t get it. They might think they do, but they will only see what they want to see. B— Jennifer Graham
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• The making of a Western: Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) will show the film High Noon (1952) on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., with an introduction, postfilm Q&A and book signing with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Glenn Frankel, who will present his latest book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic. In the book, Frankel explores the making of a great American Western and how Carl Foreman’s concept of High Noon evolved from idea to first draft to script. Tickets cost $12. Visit redrivertheatres. org or call 224-4600. • A story of friendship: Author Elizabeth Berg will be at Wilton Public Library (7 Forest Road, Wilton) on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. for a reading and signing of her new novel The Story of Arthur Truluv. It follows a man named Arthur who visits his late wife in the cemetery every day for lunch. For six months he has the same routine, until he meets 18-year-old Maddy, who finds refuge at the cemetery from the other kids at school. Arthur’s neighbor Lucille then comes into the picture, and the three strike up an unlikely friendship. Visit elizabeth-berg.net. • Changing the world: Gretchen Steidle will present her book Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Steidle is the founder and president of Global Grassroots, a Portsmouth-based nonprofit organization that helps give women and girls the resources and training to be leaders of conscious social change in their communities. Her book is a guide for how to use mindfulness as a tool for bringing about positive change in the world. Call 778-9731 or visit waterstreetbooks.com. — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • GRETCHEN STEIDLE Author presents Leading From Within. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Water Street Bookstore, 150 Water St., Exeter. Visit waterstreetbooks.com. • ANNE ELIZABETH O’REGAN Author presents Tamed: A Girl Walks from Mexico to Canada. Thurs., Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Phillips Exeter Academy, 20 Main St. , Exeter. $5 per person, $10 per family. Visit tinyurl.com/ SELT-signu. • CYNTHIA COPELAND Book signing. Sat., Dec. 9, noon to 2 p.m. Water Street Bookstore, 150 Water St. , Exeter. Visit waterstreetbooks.com. • JEFF CIOLETTI Book signing. Sat., Dec. 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Water Street Bookstore, 150 Water St. , Exeter. Visit waterstreetbooks.com.
• TOMIE DEPAOLA Local children’s author signs books. Sun., Dec. 10, 2 to 3 p.m. Der Markt at Marklin, 28 Riverside Drive, Contoocook. Visit facebook.com/dermarktatmarklin. • JOSH JUDGE Author presents Be Nice to the Weather Guy: A New England Christmas Story. Tues., Dec. 12, 7 to 8 p.m. Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount St. Mary’s Way, Hooksett. Visit hooksettlibrary.org. • WARREN HUSE Author presents City on the Lakes. Wed., Dec. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Laconia Public Library , 695 N. Main St. , Laconia. Visit celebratelaconia. org. • GLENN FRANKEL Author presents High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic in conjunction with film screening of High Noon. Wed., Dec. 13, at 6 p.m.
Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets cost $12. Visit redrivertheatres.org or call 224-4600. • ELIZABETH BERG Author presents The Story of Arthur Truluv. Thurs., Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Road, Wilton. Visit elizabethberg.net. • MARK LENO JR. AND THOM HINDLE Authors present Factory on Fire. Mon., Dec. 18, 7 to 8 p.m. Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St., Dover. Call 516-6050. Writers workshops & classes • JOURNALING Learn techniques for journaling. Mon., Dec. 18, 2 to 3 p.m. Safe Harbor Recovery Center, 865 Islington St. , Portsmouth. Call 877-3690928. • HOW TO MEMOIR Learn to plan and write your memoir. Wed., Dec. 20, 6 to 7 p.m. Smyth Public Library, 55 High St. , Candia. Sign up required. Call 4838245. Book discussion groups • AFTERTHOUGHTS Monthly book discussion group. First Tues., 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary.org. • NASHUA NOVEL READERS Monthly book discussion group. Second Thurs., 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary.org. • ANIME & MANGA CLUB A new club seeks members to join. Will involve book discussions, anime viewings, and workshops. No set date. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Free. Visit rodgerslibrary. org. Call 886-6030. • CANDIA SMYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK GROUP Book discussion group meets for friendly one-hour discussion once a month. Held in the back meeting room. TBD. Candia Smith Public Library, 55 High St., Candia. Free. Call 483-8245. Visit smythpl.org. Writers groups • BOSCAWEN WRITERS GROUP Meets monthly. Last Mon., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Boscawen Public Library, 116 N. Main St. , Boscawen.
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POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R)
A woman mourning the loss of her daughter and angry that her murderer hasn’t been caught picks a fight with her local police in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) buys the ad space on three billboards on a country road not far from her house: “Raped while dying,” “and still no arrests” and “how come, Chief Willoughby?” say the three signs. Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the police chief of Ebbing, is not unsympathetic to Mildred’s situation. He is also frustrated that there has been no arrest for the crime. But he’s had other problems to deal with in his department, including an often alluded to (but never fully explained) situation where a younger police officer, Dixon (Sam Rockwell), apparently tortured an African-American. And he’s dying — diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he isn’t expected to live much longer. Willoughby isn’t as knee-jerk angry about the signs as others on the force, including Dixon and an older sergeant (Zeljko Ivanek). They hassle Mildred and the advertising agent, Red Welby (Caleb Landry Jones), who sells the billboard space. Mildred’s family also isn’t thrilled with her actions. Her teenage son Robbie (Lucas Hedges) tells her the billboards depress him — he purposefully hadn’t read the police reports and so didn’t know the exact details of his sister’s death until reading the billboards. Charlie (John Hawkes), her ex-husband who is an ex-cop, doesn’t like the billboards either, though her dim view of Charlie (she reminds her son that Charlie used to hit her, and now he dates a very young, not-so bright woman whose role is one of this movie’s discordant notes) leads
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Opening Friday, Dec. 8: The Shape of Water (R ) According to IMDb, Guillermo del Toro’s latest movie (which in trailers mixes monsters, the Cold War and maybe a love story?) expands to more theaters this week; Just Getting Started (PG-13) Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo and Tommy Lee Jones star in a movie about wackiness at a resort community. Quick Takes Mudbound (R) Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell. Also Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Mary J. Blige. Hedlund and Mitchell play
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Mildred to discount his objections. And she does have some support — from her friend Denise (Amanda Warren) and James (Peter Dinklage, as always, giving the movie significantly more than it gives him to work with), a guy who is interested in her even if the feeling isn’t returned. In what almost feel like separate movies, Willoughby deals with his illness and the effect it has on his family — wife Anne (Abbie Cornish) and their two daughters — and Dixon, meanwhile, cares for his bullying mother (Sandy Martin, in a character whose purpose doesn’t seem entirely thought out) and at times earnestly seems to want to be a good police officer even if he has a lot of stupid in both his personality and his mindset to work through. Three Billboards feels like two, maybe three, trying-for-Oscar performances from totally decent actors surrounded by a lot of stuff the author didn’t feel all that confident about or think about long enough. (McDor-
soldiers (one white, one black) who return home from World War II to the same Mississippi Delta small town and to prejudices, hate and violence that neither can accept any longer. Blige and Morgan play Mitchell’s character’s parents, who are desperate to break free of the social system that seeks to keep them under the thumb of the white farmer who owns the land on which they live and work. Mulligan plays the wife of that farmer who is forced to live in this rural and violent environment and deeply dissatisfied with the turn her life has taken. The movie gives us narration by all of these characters — which, I think, creates far more per-
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spectives and central stories than the movie is ultimately able to follow. The movie is at its best when it focuses on the Hedlund-Mitchell friendship and the harsh realities of the Mitchell character’s family and circumstances. This movie is available on Netflix. B+ Reviewlets * indicates a must-see movie. Find full reviews at hippopress.com. Coco (PG) Voice of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt. A little boy who wants to be a musician finds himself in the Land of the Dead on Dia de los Muertos where he search-
mand, Rockwell and maybe Harrelson, by the way, would be the actors here who seem like they’re trying for Important Movie Role recognition. They turn in somewhat above average performances with very average material.) At several points in this movie I found myself thinking “I don’t always appreciate how hard it is to write a story that sticks together” and “dialogue is harder to write than it appears.” This being the sign both that I’ve been set up to think this would be an Important Movie and of how uneven it is. McDormand does a good job with this role, a good job maybe 70 percent of the time. But it isn’t a flawless good job. She makes Mildred a devastated, angry, deeply wounded woman who still has moments of humor and kindness. She crafts a fully formed person who more often than not (but not always) feels right for her time, place, age and situation. But at times I can see McDormand doing it. I can see the seams
es for his ancestor, a famous musician. Fine, if talky, this movie possesses little of the visual or narrative sparkle I’ve come to expect from Pixar. Also, could not more of the songs have been in Spanish in this Mexican-set movie? BJustice League (PG-13) Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck. And also Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa to round out the members of the titular League. (Well, plus another guy who I won’t spoil except to say “well, duh.”) Some fun fight scenes of supers working together and a few kind-of-out-of-place bits of humor do not make up for the movie’s overall uneven
of this costume. Because I found myself thinking so much of the writing, I’m going to place most of the blame there. There are a few moments that are sharply off to me, of conversation that feels not just stagy but untrue both to these people and people in general. Because McDormand is so much the center of this movie, it sticks out with her character the most, but you can see it in other places — a series of voice-overs by Harrelson’s character, for glaring example. There is also an exchange between Willoughby and his wife that feels so, just, off as natural speech that it takes you out of the moment. Three Billboards also doesn’t feel like it knows where it wants to go. Of all the characters here, it’s arguably Dixon who feels the most developed. He has an arc (it’s a simplistic arc, villainy to less villainy, but it arcs), Rockwell always seems to know what he’s doing with him and his story goes somewhere, narratively. With Mildred, the movie sets up the initial scenario — daughter’s murder, billboard-based battle with police — but then doesn’t seem to know where it wants her to go or exactly what kind of person it wants her to be. I had a similar feeling to her as I did to Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. performance, which is that I had the sense that the actors understood who they wanted the character to be but the movie was unsure. A side note: I don’t usually seek out other critics’ reviews about movies until well after I’ve not only seen the movie but finished writing my review. But the very high Rotten Tomatoes score (something in the 90s the last time I looked) and the fact that NPR’s podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour teased that some of their commentators disagreed with that number led me to give it a listen after I found myself wondering why my feelings were so different than 56
*Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13) Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. Plus Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, a very awesome Tessa Thompson and peak Jeff Wonder (PG) Goldblum. The totally fun Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts. Thor movie you’ve always Kindness is at the heart of this wanted with the totally great story about a boy born with Thor haircut this characfacial differences who, after ter always should have had! years of being home-schooled, The movie has the same goes to school for the first sense of looseness and playtime in this story based on the fulness that made the first novel by R.J. Palacio. The Guardians of the Galaxy performances — particularly such a treat and even the Julia Roberts — are solid and Benedict Cumberbatch/Dr. the story unfolds, for the most Strange cameo made me feel part, predictably but without good about the MCU. B+ leaning on cliches or unearned sentimentality. B tone, lack of energy and poor use of the Wonder Woman character, who is, let us all remember, the only thing this DC universe has been able to make work. C+
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54 the aggregated mass of criticdom. The complaints of the PCHH-ers were many and legitimate, including that the movie does a bad job in its portrayal of race and domestic violence. I agree and I go back to the way the story and the dialogue are written. So much feels so inauthentic, to include not just race and domestic violence but its female characters in general. And, backing up the podcast discussion about how lacking in nuance this movie is, I feel like further evidence that this movie has some basic writing problems is how much telling over showing it does. We don’t guess at anybody’s character; it’s explained to us and then we get a very direct demonstrations of it. (Always worth a listen, the Pop Culture Happy Hour episode about this movie is definitely worth seeking out.) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has a tone (which seemed to occasionally veer into “one man stands alone”-style Western) that was promising and a good cast. There are moments when a note of righteous anger or deeply felt kindness pops up that feels like it comes from a real place. I found myself thinking of the much better, much rawer Wind River while watching this movie. Without achieving that movie’s level of success, this movie does exist in some of the same emotional territory. But the wobbly story and the uneven dialogue keep the movie from really landing its punches. C+ Rated R for violence, language throughout and some sexual references, according to the MPAA. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an hour and 55 minutes long and distributed by Fox Searchlight.
The Florida Project (R)
A young girl lives in an Orlando motel with her mother, several rungs below life stability on the economic ladder, in The Florida Project.
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Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her mom Halley (Bria Vinaite) live at a motel that appears to be full of other semi-permanent residents — though manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe) makes a point of keeping them from turning into permanent residents by, for example, making Halley and Moonee spend a night at a different motel occasionally to prove they don’t continuously live there. Most of what we see of their lives is from Moonee’s perspective, which is why we only get a hint that Halley was an exotic dancer who is out of a job and it takes several shots of Moonee happily playing in the bathroom with loud music on before you realize why her mom might have put her in there while she and a “friend” are in the other room. For her part, Moonee seems to be a basically happy, boisterous little girl, if more well-acquainted with swearing and panhan-
dling then your average kid. She and her friends Scooty (Christopher Rivera) and Jancey (Valeria Cotto), fellow hotel-residing children, run around the complex, the neighboring strip malls and the swampy vacant lots of their seedy tourism-heavy neighborhood, with Disney World and its guests serving as the odd, distant backdrop for their lives. As a mom, I found watching this deeply uncomfortable. When you spend so much time trying to keep your own children from assorted harm, watching other kids — very naturalistic and un-movie-like kids behaving in very believable kid ways — play not just on the edge of harm but actively in harm’s way is emotionally and even physically exhausting (I felt, like, clenched in the neck the whole time). I’m not saying nonparents won’t also worry about Moonee, Jancey (being raised by a grandmother played by Josie Olivo) and Scooty (whose mother, played by Mela Murder, is friends with Halley and gives them free food from the diner where she works in exchange for Halley keeping an eye on Scooty). But this movie really made me feel every single one of Halley’s questionable parenting choices. The movie does a good job of letting the kids in these circumstances act and react like kids, with that “running everywhere” energy and constant alertness for opportunities to make mischief that is kid-universal. And, in a way that felt very late-1990s indie film, the movie also gives Moonee and her friends the time to run around and be kids in a very non-stagey way. A way I might personally have edited a lot tighter — the combination of the loose approach to a scene and the feeling of dread really made me feel each one of this movie’s hour and 51 minutes. Performance-wise the movie also reminded me a bit of the turn-of-the-century indies. There are moments when Murder or Vinaite really inhabit their characters and there are moments when they are saying their lines. I’ve seen Dafoe get a lot of praise for this role, and he is good though I think the fact that he’s the only big-name actor and he’s playing a responsible adult heightens what it feels like he’s doing in this role. I’m sure this movie will be on many year-end best lists and garner lots of awards attention. I suppose, on balance, if this kind of slow-build storytelling, rooted in realism, appeals to you, you will like it and its bright young stars and their sweet childhood moments among the economic hardship of motel living. Just maybe not if you spend all day worrying about your own kids. B+ Rated R for language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material, according to the MPAA. Directed by Sean Baker with a screenplay by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project is an hour and 51 minutes long and distributed by A24.
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WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • Jane (2017) Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. • Lady Bird (R, 2017) Thurs., Dec. 7, through Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 2 and 4:30 p.m. • Maudie (PG-13, 2017) Fri., Dec. 8, through Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 2 and 4:30 p.m. Going My Way (1944) Sat., Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. CHUNKY’S CINEMA 707 Huse Road, Manchester, 206-3888; 150 Bridge St., Pelham, 635-7499; 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com • Elf (PG, 2003) Fri., Dec. 8, and Sat., Dec. 9, 9:30 p.m., and
Wed., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. • The Polar Express (G, 2004) Sat., Dec. 9, 8 and 9:10 a.m., and 12:15, 2:15, 3:30, 5:30 and 6:45 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 8 and 9:10 a.m., and 6:45 p.m. • Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Wed., Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. and noon • It’s a Wonderful Life (PG, 1946) Wed., Dec. 13, noon CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 S. Main St., Concord, 2251111, ccanh.com • Le Corsaire (The Bolshoi Ballet) Tues., Dec. 12, 6 p.m. CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART 150 Ash St., Manchester, 6696144, currier.org • Moulin Rouge (PG-13, 2001) Thurs., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. CINEMAGIC 1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240, cinemagicmovies.com • Scrooged (PG-13, 1988) Thurs., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. (Hooksett only) • George Takei’s Allegiance on Broadway (2017) Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550; West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 6246560, manchester.lib.nh.us • Dr. No (PG, 1962) Wed., Dec. 13, 1 p.m. NASHUA PUBLIC LIBRARY 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4611, nashualibrary.org • Madeline (PG, 1998) Sat., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. • Wind River (R, 2017) Tues., Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. THE MUSIC HALL Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth; Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org • Faces Places (2017) Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. • 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower
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NITE Be a music fan Santa Local music news & events
By Michael Witthaus
• Festive: Local treasure Alli Beaudry returns for the monthly open-mike night at a Manchester brewery, with a holiday twist – performers are asked to do original seasonal songs. If you’ve got a version of “River” or “Last Christmas” brewing inside, here’s the chance to get it out. The singer-songwriter will play a few of her own selections throughout the evening. Go Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., Great North Aleworks, 1050 Holt Ave, Unit 14, Manchester. See bit.ly/2jdrG57. • Energized: Indie rock quintet Best Not Broken had a busy summer and fall, including a tour opening for the Gin Blossoms – check out the recently posted video of “Don’t Do It” on their Facebook page. They return to Nashua for a night of melodic pop, infused with front man Eric Jackson’s smart lyrics and the band’s solid musicianship and crisp harmonies. Go Friday, Dec. 8, 9 p.m. at Fody’s Great American Tavern, 9 Clinton St, Nashua. For more, see bestnotbroken.com. • Deadly: Taking its name from the song “Unbroken Chain,” Blue Light Rain pays tribute to the Grateful Dead, occasionally jazzifying the jam band’s sound. Led by Concord favorites George and Andy Laliotis, the group’s hometown shows are always a treat. This is the final gig of 2017, so the mood should be tie-dyed and trippy in the basement bar. Go Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 p.m., Penuche’s Ale House, 16 Bicentennial Square, Concord. See bit.ly/2nrGEJd. • Munificent: Admission is an unwrapped toy for a three-act show including the always charming Hunter, The Revolutionists and Amanda McCarthy. The Toys For Tots benefit is an outdoor affair, with hot chocolate, donuts and coffee offered. In addition to gifts for needy children, donations are welcome at the event, which is organized and hosted by area DJ Darren Roy. Go Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m., Abby Griffin Park, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack. See bit.ly/2ihfIGw. • Instrumental: With a debut album released on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Records, Delicate Steve is brilliant multiinstrumentalist who plays guitar like a singer sings, or so he’s been told. Around his home base of New York City, he’s earned a Velvet Underground type of following – he’s “your favorite band’s favorite band.” He appears with Hammydown, a.k.a. Abbie Morin. Go Sunday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. Tickets $12 at 3sarts.com. 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 | DECEMBER 7 - 13, 2017 | PAGE 58
Records, books, gadgets and more make great gifts By Michael Witthaus
There are a number of ways to shop for the music fan in your life. Since most songs are a click away, the days of wrapping up a CD and putting it under the tree are a memory. But many local performers still offer them as keepsakes at gigs. You can help them out and make a giftee’s day. Conniption Fits, Say Darling, Cold Engines, Sensitive Men, Mark & Deb Bond and Harsh Armadillo all released fine new records in 2017, available for sale at their shows. Some offer vinyl versions — Donaher’s I Swear My Love Is True is Pat & the Hats. a delicious slice of power pop available in black, two tone red/blue and splatter on the the Seattle grunge scene by Hole Drummer band’s website. Patty Schemel, and the timely Under My Here’s a gift idea that supports local Thumb: Songs That Hate Women and the music and will blow your favorite fan’s Women Who Love Them, by Rhian Jones, mind. The Connection, a Portsmouth band Eli Davies and Tamar Shlaim, a study of that’s a favorite on SiriusXM station Little misogyny in music. Steven’s Underground Garage, will record The best of the lot is Reckless Daughter: the cover song of your choice and deliver A Portrait of Joni Mitchell, which beneit as an MP3 for $40. A custom version of fits from the cooperation received from the Dave Edmunds’s’ “JuJu Man” coupled with book’s subject. Mitchell is an uncomproa diamond ring would be a cool marriage mising artist, a poet to rival any in music, proposal, right? who traversed folk, rock and Clothes make the rockjazz with stunning vision on er, and they don’t get more her way to becoming one of stylish than John Varvatos. the most influential figures of Leather jackets and Chelsea the late 20th century. David boots run from hundreds to Yaffe’s book is among the few over a thousand dollars, but that do her justice. an Imagine Dragons T-shirt is Or go straight to the source. a more reasonable $78, as are Art Garfunkel’s What Is It All several others, adorned with but Luminous: Notes from Ramones, Beatles and othan Underground Man, Rober classic acts’ art. Keeping bie Robertson’s Testimony, it local is less expensive and A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me by helps the local music econo- Joni Mitchell book. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and my, of course, so why not grab Emily Zemler, John Oates’ a shirt at your next show? The new Pat & Change of Seasons and the latest from Patthe Hats logoed tee is a reasonable $10. ti Smith, Devotion (Why I Write) are all 2017 saw many great new books about worthy tomes. music. New England critic Rob ShefWhen it comes to music in physical forfield’s Dreaming the Beatles delves into mat, it’s best to go big or not go at all. that influential band, while Sticky Fingers: That means box sets packed with goodies The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and that can’t be downloaded, like Black SabRolling Stone Magazine tells the story of bath’s Ten Year War, which, in addition the magazine where Sheffield works. Oth- to vinyl includes a poster, book and a (just er recently published biographies include like Ozzy’s) crucifix necklace. Elton John’s Lou Reed: A Life, by Anthony DeCurtis Diamonds is a three-disc set with 34 Eltonand Dave Weigel’s The Show That Nev- curated tracks, a hardcover book and a set er Ends, probably the most comprehensive of five colorful postcards. book about progressive rock ever written. A limited edition box set from Imagine There are many good reads about wom- Dragons contains the band’s three LPs on en in music, among them Gold Dust vinyl, along with Continued Silence, an EP Woman:The Biography of Stevie Nicks by only available in the slipcased collection. Stephen Davis, Hit So Hard, a memoir of Stax Records commemorates its 60th anni-
versary with Stax 7s Box 7, a set of vinyl 45s from the label’s top artists. Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More is the latest Bootleg Series release, drawn from his controversial “born again” phase. The eight-disc set includes a rare 1980 documentary on DVD, and a 120-page photo book. Gadgets are always welcome presents. The Sonos One, with Amazon Alexa built in, offers access to Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM and other music services. At $199, it’s a bargain compared to past Sonos offerings. The Mighty is a standalone Spotify-made mini player that can be clipped to a shirt. Holding 1,000 songs, it’s $99 — and great for workouts. Finally, Funko Pop! makes a line of giant headed action figures featuring a long list of stars. There’s a playfully boxed Tupac, Justin Bieber, all four members of the Ramones, and from the 27 Club, Amy Winehouse and Jimi Hendrix. Heck, there’s even a statue of YouTube star Psy, made before his 15 minutes of “Gangnam Style” fame were up. But the best of the bunch is a Metallica set, with band members in the clothes they wore during the days touring The Black Album. Have a rockin’ holiday!
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Shaka’s Bar & Grill 11 Wilton Road 554-1224 Tiebreakers at Hampshire Hills 50 Emerson Road 673-7123 Union Coffee Co. 42 South St. 554-8879 Moultonborough Buckey’s 240 Governor Wentworth Hwy 476-5485 Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Road 478-5900 Nashua 110 Grill 27 Trafalgar Sq 943-7443 5 Dragons 28 Railroad Sq 578-0702 Agave Azul 94-96 Main St. 943-7240 Boston Billiard Club 55 Northeastern Blvd. 943-5630 Burton’s Grill 310 Daniel Webster Hwy 688-4880 Country Tavern 452 Amherst St. 889-5871 Dolly Shakers 38 E. Hollis St. 577-1718 Fody’s Tavern 9 Clinton St. 577-9015 Fratello’s Italian Grille 194 Main St. 889-2022 Haluwa Lounge Nashua Mall 883-6662 Killarney’s Irish Pub 9 Northeastern Blvd. 888-1551 O’Shea’s 449 Amherst St. 943-7089 Peddler’s Daughter 48 Main St. 821-7535 Pig Tale 449 Amherst St. 864-8740 Portland Pie Company 14 Railroad Sq 882-7437 Shorty’s 48 Gusabel Ave 882-4070 Stella Blu 70 E. Pearl St. 578-5557 Thirsty Turtle 8 Temple St. 402-4136 New Boston Molly’s Tavern 35 Mont Vernon Rd 487-2011
Shaskeen: Siren Series Strange Brew: Seldom Playrights Whiskey’s 20: DJs Shawn White/ Ryan Nichols/Mike Mazz Meredith Giuseppe’s: Tim Theriault Merrimack Homestead: Stephen DeCuire Milford J’s Tavern: Scott Castle
Newbury Goosefeathers Pub Mt. Sunapee Resort 763-3500 Salt Hill Pub 1407 Rt 103 763-2667 Newmarket Riverworks 164 Main St. 659-6119 Stone Church 5 Granite St. 659-7700 Newport Salt Hill Pub 58 Main St. 863-7774 North Hampton Barley House Seacoast 43 Lafayette Rd 379-9161 Northwood Tough Tymes 221 Rochester Rd 942-5555 Peterborough Harlow’s Pub 3 School St. 924-6365 La Mia Casa (Wreck Room) 1 Jaffrey Road 924-6262 Pittsfield Main Street Grill & Bar 32 Main St. 436-0005 Plaistow Crow’s Nest 181 Plaistow Rd 974-1686
Racks Bar & Grill 20 Plaistow Road 974-2406
Thirsty Moose 21 Congress St 427-8645
Chop Shop 920 Lafayette Rd. 760-7706
Portsmouth British Beer Co. 103 Hanover St. 501-0515 Cafe Nostimo 72 Mirona Road 436-3100 Demeters Steakhouse 3612 Lafayette Rd. 766-0001 Dolphin Striker 15 Bow St. 432-5222 Fat Belly’s 2 Bow St. 610-4227 Grill 28 200 Grafton Road (Pease Golf Course) 433-1331 Hilton Garden Inn 100 High St. 431-1499 Latchkey 41 Vaughan Mall 766-3333 Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St. 431-0901 Oar House 55 Ceres St. 436-4025 Portsmouth Book & Bar 40 Pleasant St. 427-9197 Portsmouth Gas Light 64 Market St. 430-9122 Press Room 77 Daniel St. 431-5186 Redhook Brewery 1 Redhook Way 430-8600 Ri Ra Irish Pub 22 Market Square 319-1680 Rudi’s 20 High St. 430-7834
Raymond Cork n’ Keg 4 Essex Drive 244-1573
Sunapee Anchorage 77 Main St. 763-3334 Sunapee Coffee House Rte. 11 & Lower Main St. 229-1859
Union Coffee: Celtic Christmas with Murphy-Clark (special guest Lily Soleil) Nashua Agave Azul: DJ K-Wil Ladies Night Country Tavern: Jenni Lynn Duo Fody’s: DJ Rich Padula Fratello’s: Justin Cohn O’Shea’s: Mando & The Goat Riverwalk Cafe: Jenni Lyn New London Flying Goose: Larry Allen Brown & the Acoustic Earth Trio Newmarket Stone Church: Irish Music w/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki & Jim Prendergast Peterborough Harlow’s: Bluegrass Night La Mia Casa: Soul Repair Portsmouth Fat Belly’s: DJ Flex Martingale Wharf: Dana Brearlly Thirsty Moose: Thirsty Thursday DJ Night
Rochester China Palace 101 S. Main St. 332-3665 Gary’s 38 Milton Rd. 335-4279 Governor’s Inn 78 Wakefield St. 332-0107 Lilac City Grille 103 N. Main St 332-3984 Mel Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Café 50 N. Main St. 332-6357 Radloff’s 38 North Main St. 948-1073 Revolution Tap Room 61 N Main St. 244-3022 Smokey’s Tavern 11 Farmington Rd 330-3100
Suncook Olympus Pizza 42 Allenstown Rd. 485-5288 Tilton Rio Burrito 276 Main St. 729-0081 Winni Grille 650 Laconia Road 527-8217 Warner Schoodacs Cafe 1 East Main St. 456-3400 Weare Stark House Tavern 487 S. Stark Highway 529-0901
Salem Jocelyn’s Lounge 355 S. Broadway 870-0045 Sayde’s Restaurant 136 Cluff Crossing 890-1032
Windham Common Man 88 Range Road 898-0088 Old School Bar & Grill 49 Range Road 458-6051
Seabrook Castaways 209 Ocean Blvd 760-7500
Wolfeboro Wolfeboro Inn 90 N Main St. 569-3016
Salem Copper Door: Brad Bosse Seabrook Chop Shop: Spent Fuel Weare Stark House Tavern: Brien Sweet Friday, Dec. 8 Auburn Auburn Pitts: Mystical Magic Duo
Derry Coffee Factory: Dave LaCroix Drae: Joel Cage Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: DJ Music / Frisky Friday Dover Brickhouse: Punks for Tots - Genuine Rust, Watts/The Martians Fury’s Publick House: Queen City Soul Top of the Chop: Funkadelic Fridays
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Plaistow Crow’s Nest: Tester’s Ugly Sweater Party Racks: Green Day Tribute
Meredith Giuseppe’s: Paul Connor & Lou Porrazzo
Peddler’s Daughter: Beneath the Sheets Riverwalk Cafe: Ruby Rose Fox Band w. Broca’s Area Stella Blu: Wooden Soul
Portsmouth British Beer: Jonny Friday Duo Cafe Nostimo: James Gilmore Dolphin Striker: Pete Peterson W/Rhythm Method Martingale Wharf: Michael Troy & Dave Mattacks Portsmouth Gaslight: Johnny Angel /Paul Rainone Redhook Brewery: Jingle Jam w/ Johnny & the Night Crawlers Rudi’s: Pj Donahue Trio The Goat: Norman Bishop Thirsty Moose: Fighting Friday Seabrook Chop Shop: Inner Child
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Weare Stark House: Ryan Williamson
Milford J’s Tavern: Sons Lunaris Pasta Loft: The Falling Stars Union Coffee: Radiator King and Tuff Sunshine
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Nashua Agave Azul: DJ Roberto Tropical Saturday Boston Billiard Club: DJ Anthem Throwback Country Tavern: Joe McDonald Dolly Shakers: Hunter Fody’s: Joe Sambo Fratello’s: Kieran McNally Haluwa: Strictly Overtime Band
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Salem Copper Door: Paul Luff Seabrook Chop Shop: Acoustic Afternoon Monday, Dec. 11 Concord Hermanos: State Street Combo Hanover Canoe Club: Marko The Magician Tableside Salt hill Pub: Hootenanny
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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 10 A St., Derry 437-5100, tupelomusichall.com
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White people living in Lawrenceville, Georgia, had the chance of a lifetime on Nov. 16 to attend a “Come Meet a Black Person” event sponsored by Urban MediaMakers, a group for filmmakers and content creators. Cheryle Moses, who founded the group, said she read in a 2013 study that most white people don’t have any nonwhite friends. “I want to do my part to change things,” she told The Washington Post. “I have never met a black person,” one person commented on Moses’ Facebook post. “What do you recommend I bring that they would like?” Later, WXIA-TV reported that more the two dozen people showed up to share chili and cornbread, but fewer than a half-dozen were white.
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The Detroit Police Department got a little carried away on Nov. 9 while trying to address a persistent drug problem on the city’s east side. Two undercover special ops officers from the 12th Precinct were posing as drug dealers on a street corner when undercover officers from the 11th Precinct arrived and, not recognizing their colleagues, ordered the 12th Precinct officers to the ground. Soon, more 12th Precinct officers showed up and the action moved to a house where, as Fox 2 News described it, a turf war broke out as officers from the two precincts engaged in fistfights with each other. An internal investigation is underway, and the police department has declined comment.
A family in Vero Beach, Florida, were rudely awakened early on Nov. 11 when Jacob Johnson Futch, 31, climbed onto their roof to, as he later told authorities, carry out a meeting with an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. WPTV reported the family didn’t know Futch and called Indian River Sheriff’s deputies to say that someone was stomping on their roof, yelling and howling. When asked, Futch admitted injecting methamphetamines earlier that morning. He was charged with trespassing and held in the Indian River County jail.
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An unnamed man in Frankfurt, Germany, called police 20 years ago to report his Volkswagen Passat missing, believing it had been stolen. In November, the car was found just where the driver had left it, according to Metro News, in a parking garage that is now scheduled to be demolished. Police drove the 76-year-old to the garage to be reunited with his car, which is unfit to drive, before sending it off to the scrap heap.
Office workers at Cambridge Research Park in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England, feared the worst as they rushed outside on Nov. 13 after watching a hot air balloon crash into a fence in their parking lot. Strangely, no one was in the basket of the balloon, although the gas canister was still running. Eyewitness Jack Langley told Metro News: “Either they had bailed out and jumped out before crashing or the balloon escaped from its mooring lines.” Cambridgeshire Police later discovered the balloon had taken off when the pilot got out of the basket to secure it to the ground.
• Dunedin, New Zealand, police Sgt. Bryce Johnson told Stuff.nz that he’s seen people reading newspapers, putting on makeup and using their mobile phones while driving, but pulling over a driver who was playing bagpipes while driving, as he did on Nov. 15, was a first for him. “His fingers were going a million miles an hour,” Johnson said. The driver, who admitted to being a bagpipe player, said he was only doing “air bagpipe,” and a search of the car did not turn up the instrument. He was released with a warning, but Johnson urged other drivers to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. • The Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Police Department cited an unnamed driver of a Buick Century on Nov. 12 for making their own license plate out of a pizza box and markers. The plate, which reads “MASS” at the top and sports a sloppily rendered six-digit number, prompted police to post some helpful warnings to creative citizens on its Facebook page and resulted in charg-
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In the wee hours of Nov. 5, before the McDonald’s in Columbia, Maryland, had opened, a woman reached through the drive-thru window and tried to pour herself a soda, but she couldn’t reach the dispenser. The Associated Press reports that, rather than driving down the road to a 24-hour restaurant, she can be seen on surveillance video squeezing herself through the drivethru window, pouring herself a soda and collecting a box full of unidentified items before taking off. The thief remains at large.
Montreal police may win the Funsuckers of the Year award after pulling over 38-yearold Taoufik Moalla on Sept. 27 as he drove to buy a bottle of water in Saint-Laurent. Moalla was enthusiastically singing along to C+C Music Factory’s song “Gonna Make You Sweat” when a patrol car pulled behind him with lights and sirens blaring. Officers directed him to pull over, and four officers surrounded Moalla’s car. “They asked me if I screamed,” Moalla told CTV News. “I said, ‘No, I was just singing.’” Then he was issued a $149 ticket for screaming in public, a violation of “peace and tranquility.” “I understand if they are doing their job, they are allowed to check if everything’s OK,” said a “very shocked” Moalla, “but I would never expect they would give me a ticket for that.” His wife, however, said she wasn’t surprised and would have given him a ticket for $300. Visit newsoftheweird.com.
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