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I have lost my mentor One of my earliest memories is of being in a department store with my mother when I was about five years old. She was holding my hand as we walked through the crowded store — that is, until I saw a toy across the room and bolted over to see it. A few seconds later, I reached up for her hand, but it wasn’t there. I still recall that sinking feeling and the sense of loss. Fast forward more than 60 years; I had something akin to that same feeling of loss. My academic and professional mentor died yesterday. It was he who took a young graduate student in hand and sanded down the rough edges, encouraged — and sometimes cajoled — me to try new things. When I wrote, he was my harshest but also most constructive critic. He never praised, but would only raise those bushy eyebrows as if in astonishment that I had met his expectations. He was more than a professor. Yes, he was a world-renowned scholar, a brilliant teacher, and a truly funny man. He was as skinny as a biblical prophet, and given his Jewish heritage, cultivated, I think, a gaunt, bearded and untidy appearance of a prophet. On the physical level, he could twist himself into positions that would be the envy of a practiced yogi while at the same time doing similarly with any argument currently being discussed. In one of his YouTube talks, given very late in his life, he counseled that “important questions will never be satisfied with just one simple answer.” “We always have to keep digging with the pick axes of our minds for the truth that is buried deep in the dross.” And yet, he loved his family, his students, and anyone he met who was genuinely seeking truth. He was no elitist, but he insisted on the highest standards of research, for himself and for everyone else. Curiously, he consistently avoided technology, eschewing computers in favor of writing all of his work out longhand, with footnotes that were really footnotes, and often longer themselves than what he was actually writing. His mind never rested, always seeking to understand more and to share what he learned. Only once in my long association with him did we ever talk on the phone. Instead, we wrote long letters. “If it’s not important enough to take the time to write it out, don’t waste time with a phone call.” Sadly, it was my last time I heard his voice. There is much of my mentor that I admired and sought to emulate, but he also exhibited characteristics I carefully did not. Still, I am sad knowing now he is there no longer. Mentors are those people we are richer for knowing. May we all have at least one. Stephen Reno is the executive director of Leadership N.H. His email is

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Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers of the state Department of Health and Human Services released the findings of a Quality Assurance Review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families that was commissioned after news reports disclosed the abrupt closings of 1,500 child welfare investigations in February 2016. The head of DCYF was placed on leave by the governor and later replaced when it was learned the cases were closed en masse before an independent review of the division by the Center for the Support of Families. The new retrospective review was conducted by Eckerd Connects to make sure all the children involved in those cases are safe. It concluded that only 598 assessments had been administratively closed and that the vast majority had been closed with appropriate consideration for the safety of the children involved. Of the 598 cases, 100 had been identified as high-risk but only one case was recommended to be reopened and assessed. The assessment of that one case concluded that there were no current safety concerns. Meanwhile, the division is still struggling to keep up with a heavy caseload. Reviewers found that DCYF has a backlog of 2,200 overdue assessments that were open as of Nov. 16, 2016.

Voting bill

Though the Senate passed HB 372, a bill that would further narrow the definition of being “domiciled” in the state and effectively tighten eligibility requirements, Gov. Chris Sununu promises to veto it, according to a press release. The bill was passed

14-9 along party lines by Republicans. Democrats objected to the bill. Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn said in a statement that the bill amounts to voter suppression that “clearly targets college students.” Sununu, taking a stand against his own party, released a press release that said: “My position has not changed. I remain opposed to SB 372 as it is currently written.” Sununu was on the record during his campaign stating such a bill wouldn’t hold up in court and that he would veto it. Democrats have circulated video footage of his earlier statements.

School voucher bill

New Hampshire is a step closer to enabling public tax dollars to be used for private school tuition. The House passed SB 193, a bill establishing education freedom savings accounts — essentially a school voucher system — for students, with a vote of 184-162, according to a press release. Republican House Majority Leader Dick Hinch praised the bill’s passage, saying it gives kids and families a choice when public school sometimes isn’t the best option. Many Democrats oppose the measure for fear it would strip public schools of funding. The bill goes to the House Finance Committee next. It’s supported by Gov. Chris Sununu.

Lead poison bill

A bill that would enhance the state’s regulations meant to prevent or mitigate childhood lead poisoning from old paint or pipes passed the House overwhelmingly by a vote of 266-87, according to a press release. The bill, SB 247, would require blood testing for 1-

and 2-year-old children and lower the exposure threshold that triggers testing at apartments. The bill has broad bipartisan support and the support of Gov. Chris Sununu. It heads back to the Senate next.

Voter commission

President Donald Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission, of which New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner was a member, has been dissolved. For his part, Gardner, a Democrat, is disappointed to see the commission end, the AP reported. Gardner received criticism from fellow Democrats who believed the commission was biased and part of a movement to suppress voting rights. But Gardner said he saw the commission as an opportunity to figure out why many Americans have come to believe voter fraud is a major issue, according to the story. Trump has asserted that he lost New Hampshire in the general election because of widespread voter fraud, something Gardner has repeatedly denied and for which Trump has been unable to present evidence in support of his claims.


Officials with the Department of Environmental Services have scheduled an informational meeting in Bedford about the PFOA contamination Hooksett investigation. According to a press release, the meeting will be at Riddle Brook Elementary School on Thursday, Goffstown Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.

James Morse, the superintendent of the Oyster River Cooperative School District, which serves the towns of Durham, Madbury and Lee, was named Superintendent of the Year for 2018 by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, the AP reported. Morse once dropped out of high school, but credits the public school system for setting him up for success.



Members of the Merrimack Amherst Valley Beekeeping Association voted to donate $500 to an Milford to help bees online campaign and beekeepers in the Caribbean that have been devastated by recent hurricanes, the Telegraph of Nashua reported. The campaign was sponsored by Pollinator Partnership, a global nonprofit.


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On early Saturday, Jan. 6, the Mount Washington Observatory reported that the summit was tied for the second coldest place on Earth, at -36 degrees, NHPR reported. The coldest places were in Yakutsk, Russia, and Eureka, Nunavut, both -38 degrees. That deep freeze on the summit of Mount Washington was accompanied by wind gusts of 92 mph. The all-time record for the summit was -47, recorded in 1934. Mount Washington is 6,288 feet high and is famous for being home of the world’s worst weather.

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The state has seen three strong masting years in a row, according to Dave Anderson at the Forest Society. That means trees are shedding lots of acorns, beechnuts, pignut hickory and fruit — this past year especially saw an “insane” amount of fruit, Anderson said — which means bountiful food for deer and small prey animals like mice. “So there’s a lot of rodents,” Anderson said. “People are having issues with mice in their houses.” While that can be a nuisance for humans, it’s good news for larger predator species like bobcats, foxes, coyotes, hawks and owls (barred owls especially). Other animals eating the nuts and fruits, such as deer, are also plentiful. “The deer population is super high,” Anderson said. As a result, 2017 was a record year for deer kills during the hunting season, he said. Meanwhile, bears and turkeys were hunted less because they didn’t need to venture closer to humans to scrounge for food; there was plenty in the deeper reaches of the forest. Beavers and pileated woodpeckers have also been on the rebound in the state. And efforts in recent years to create habitat and reintroduce New England cottontail into the forests have been successful and growing. Last year, a new breeding program was set up for the rabbits at the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington. Over recent years, about 40 acres of new habitat have been set up. And another 10 to 15 acres are due to be made available within the year. While there are still areas of concern, Anderson said the larger narrative is a positive one for the state’s wildlife. “Wildlife is a happy story,” Anderson said. “If you look at the big picture, we’re the second most forested state by land area in the U.S. and our forests are getting more mature over the decades, so we have the golden age of wildlife in New Hampshire.”

While bobcats have been growing their population in recent years, fishers have

the hemlock wooly adelgid (which threatens to decimate the region’s hemlock trees) and ticks, it does little to harm the emerald ash borer, which threatens ash trees. The emerald ash borer, Anderson said, hibernates beneath bark and has glycol in its system, which is a natural antifreeze. Having a high rodent population from plentiful acorns and nuts means a strong population of white-footed mice. While they can be a pest at homes, their greater public health threat comes from being a reservoir species for Lyme disease. In other words, ticks get Lyme from the mice and pass it on to future hosts, such as humans. But Anderson said the extra cold weather has put tick activity on hold, which is an improvement over recent years. He said in A fisher 2015, ticks were still questing by Christmas been declining. Anderson said that’s no Day because the weather was still warm. coincidence. The two species share a lot of The cold weather would have also curthe same territory and prey. tailed winter tick activity, which helps “They’re just not competing successful- moose. ly … at the same part of the dinner table,” Anderson said of the fishers. Moose: a mixed bag Broadly speaking, loons have been According to Kristine Rines, the Moose increasing their population gradually in the Project leader at Fish and Game, tick counts state. But last year, certain communities on moose were already down at the start of did not fare well. In the Squam Lake area, 2017, probably due to the drought condibiologists only found a single loon chick tions in 2016. Because of the reduced tick hatched in the whole area — something that loads, mortality decreased and productivity hasn’t happened since 1975. increased, she said. Loons are continually threatened by In 2016, 80 percent of the calves and 22 lead fishing tackle, which has been banned percent of adults had died, mostly due to though it continues to be the primary driver ticks, by the fall. By Sept. 30, 2017, only 30 of loon deaths in the state. Other mysteri- percent of calves and 14 percent of adults ous factors are causing loon fatalities, and had died. researchers think it may have something to More moose are giving birth as well. do with possible chemical spills in some In 2016, 59 percent of collared cows had Squam Lake tributaries. calves, while in 2017, 76 percent calved in Wood turtles are still a species of concern the spring. since their numbers still haven’t recovered The Moose Project will be capturing and to where they were years ago. Their great- collaring moose in New Hampshire the est threats are poachers who sell them out middle weeks of January, and a progress of state as pets and development that elim- report will be out by the end of the month. inates the rivers and streams they need for Anderson said moose are the “poster habitat. child” for climate change in the state. Warm And timber rattlesnakes are still endan- winters and even too-hot summers can disgered in the state, having only a single tress moose significantly. When it’s too hot known population left after years of in the summer, the cows won’t feed, which human persecution. The location of the means they won’t breed. den is a secret known only to biologists When it’s too warm in the winter, it at New Hampshire Fish and Game. Some means ticks are more active. In many casof the options for helping their popula- es, that can mean a single moose adult can tion rebound include transplants from out have up to 125,000 ticks on them, up from of state, but similar programs have been 20,000 to 30,000, Anderson said. Too many met with fear and pushback in other states. ticks can cause anemia, and moose also rub While the snakes are venomous, they are off their hair. generally docile and not dangerous unless While this winter may have given the provoked, and in New Hampshire they moose some reprieve from the tick loads hibernate for eight months out of the year. of previous winters, the course of climate While the recent cold has likely had posi- change is not a straight line and warmer tive results against invasive insects, such as winters may still be in store.


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A bill would create a statewide leave insurance program By Ryan Lessard

The House is currently taking up a bill that would create a 12-week family medical leave insurance program funded by 0.5 percent of weekly wages from those who opt into the program. Those who participate will be able to take the time off for childbirth or serious medical conditions. House Bill 628 is a business-friendly bill compared to what some other states have done, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, State Rep. Mary Gile, a Democrat, of Concord. As written, the bill would create a program aligned with the existing unemployment insurance program and administered by New Hampshire Employment Security. “What we attempted to do was not emburden employers with something new and different, but rather to have them work within the systems that already exist,” she said. Other states require full participation or require employers to pay 50 percent of the funds. In New Hampshire, employers will only be required to give employees the option and employees can choose to opt in or out. If they opt out, they must submit an affidavit to their employer, which helps small businesses rest easy against the risk of lawsuits. For employers, the added paperwork should be minimal. “Really, it would just amount to another column on the paper that they would have to submit in order to list the numbers of people who are contributing to the family and medical leave insurance,” Gile said. The fund relies on a certain level of buyin from employees across the state who will contribute to the common fund. Gile said the state would need around 60 to 70 percent of the workforce to opt in. Otherwise, the rate of 0.5 percent per week would need to increase. “If you had a company of 50 and only one person opts in, you would hope that another company with 200 employees, they all opted

in. It’s going into a pool, but only that one person who is part of it would be eligible for the insurance,” Gile said. Small business owner and Republican state rep Keith Murphy of Bedford is against the bill. He is not optimistic about the fund raising enough money and predicts the need for a bailout in five years. He said the wage garnishment amounts to a small income tax, which is difficult to opt out of (it requires a notarized form) and adds a regulatory burden on businesses, and the bill doesn’t account for folks who earn most of their income in tips. “This is a well-intended but poorly conceived bill,” Murphy said. The bill has been in the works for years. In 2010 lawmakers voted to retain a similar bill and convened a study commission. Ultimately, it recommended an actuarial study, which took about six years to complete. New Hampshire Employment Security got the funding for the study and commissioned the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH to conduct it. The researchers found that 82 percent of Granite Staters support a state-administered medical family leave program. Studies from other states with existing programs, nationwide surveys and awareness outreach efforts by organizations like the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy show support has expanded among men, women, Republicans and Democrats. Gile said a study in California found the program resulted in a 14-percent increase in the labor force participation rate, and 87 percent of employers surveyed said the program resulted in no added cost to the company. Nine percent of employers reported cost savings. In a national survey, support among small business owners has grown from 45 percent in 2013 to 70 percent in 2017. The vast majority of businesses in New Hampshire are small businesses. Gile said the program would help the state’s workforce shortage; studies have shown similar programs in other states contributing to higher employee retention and morale.

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A new scholarship program developed by UNH will provide financial help, academic support and job placement assistance for up to 30 students from Manchester West and Dover high schools who are looking to pursue study in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math at UNH, according to UNH Today. The program is made possible through a five-year $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Students must apply to UNH by Feb. 1 to be eligible. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The Manchester West and Dover high schools were chosen because they represent the largest and fastest-growing urban areas in New Hampshire.


Overdose deaths down

Emergency responders in Manchester report that the number of overdose deaths in the city has decreased by 27 percent in the last year from 2016, according to the AP. The total number of overdoses, including non-fatal ones, has actually gone up by 11 percent, but the increased use of Narcan by people not professionally trained to administer it increased by 442 percent, which may have contributed to the lower number of deaths. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The Safe Station program, which allows anyone dealing with addiction to seek help at a city firehouse at any time, has been visited 1,922 times in Manchester since it was set up in 2016.

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A new study by WalletHub comparing all 50 states across 42 key indicators of family-friendliness found that the Granite State is ranked third overall for being a good place to raise a family. It was ranked third best state to have a baby in 2017 as well. New Hampshire was first in unemployment, first in its percentage of families in poverty and first in infant mortality rate. The state is also third in its violent crime rate and 11th in median household income adjusted for cost of living. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Massachusetts came in first overall, followed by Minnesota.

Fuel prices expected to reach 2014 high has released its 2018 Fuel Outlook report, and it’s not looking good. Prices are expected to rise to the most expensive in years — it’s estimated the yearly average gas price for the nation will increase by 19 cents over last year to $2.57 per gallon, the highest since 2014. QOL Score: -1 Comment: On the bright side, in 2017 the forecast called for an average of $2.49 per gallon, but the actual yearly average was $2.39. QOL score: 50 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 52 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at


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On the eve of your New England Patriots’ first playoff game, controversy swirls again. That makes the rest of the NFL giddy, because having learned nothing from Deflategate, Spy-gate, the Aaron Hernandez saga, Tom Brady missing 99 percent of 2008 and Gronk going down last year, they think the distraction will throw them off their game. That is particularly so in New York, where the dumber than usual Gotham media is seeing images of Bill Belichick dancing in their hypocrisy-riddled heads as head coach of the NYGs. The problem is, if you look back, you see them beating Seattle as D-gate raged right up the Super Bowl kickoff. You see them 18 months later winning the first three games of Brady’s suspension, putting it back in the faces of those dying for an opening week prime time beatdown by trendy Super Bowl pick Arizona. One of them did make it to there, but it wasn’t Zona. Then after the Pats went down 28-3 to Atlanta, the haters thought they had them, but voila, they didn’t give up and Brady amped up the magic to win in OT to their despair again. English translation? While they may lose in the coming weeks, it won’t be because of the who-ha ignited by Seth From Manchester’s Wickersham’s account on Original of Auto Glass dysfunction within theCompany Patriots’ holy trinity. History shows no one, anywhere, is better at blocking out the noise than the Patriots. So, the question is not how much of it is true. It’s how much of what was reported is meaningful enough to derail the mission. The only time internal strife has done that under Coach B was free agent import Adalius Thomas and others not drinking

the Kool-Aid in 2009. That led to “just” going 10-6 before a 33-14 Round I playoff exit. As for the long-term impact, you have to determine how much of the alleged dysfunction between Belichick, Brady and Bob Kraft is real and how much affects the working relationship going forward. And, even if 100 percent true, it’s really hard to gauge the level of animosity, anger or whatever any of them is feeling just by someone piecing together a story from third-party conversations. There’s being pissed, and then there’s being Howard Beale pissed, to just open the window and say I’m mad as hell and heading to NJ to take over a crappy team at age 65. That’s not to cast aspersions on Wickersham’s work. After hearing him on the radio, my sense is he was earnestly trying to do a good journalistic job, unlike the author of the week’s other story that had tongues wagging 450 miles to the south. That was done for the money, with a journalistic compass that goes far enough to not get sued. Not that I don’t believe what’s in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury account of the Trump White House. I’m just talking motivation, which impacts my ability to give any author benefit of the doubt. The only thing that really matters is what impact this story will have going forward. Here’s what my intuitive ability, common sense and gut feeling tell me. I believe Alex Guerrero’s presence (and banishment) caused real friction between Brady and Belichick. His less than pristine rep says to me, beware. Plus, as most may know, I won’t buy the avocado ice cream nonsense until I see 10 guys make it to 45. Brady is an aberration who’s lucky enough to have a coach good enough to employ a system that doesn’t

get him blasted as often as many others have been. Second, I believe Brady pushed to trade Jimmy G. Any competitive player would have those feelings in the same situation. Especially one with the end in sight and who doesn’t want to be the one traded when the either-him-or-me decision comes down. It happened with Joe Montana and Steve Young in San Francisco, which caused major friction between Joel Cool and Bill Walsh. Ditto in Green Bay for Brett Favre with Aaron Rodgers, his coach and GM. Why not here? I don’t believe Bob Kraft didn’t force Coach B to trade Jimmy G. As I said when it happened, you’d have to be really dumb to leave yourself without a backup QB who knew the system, which was the case after already trading Jacoby Brissett. And we all know, Bill’s not dumb. Especially since they’d already been through the drill of a backup heading to free agent with Cassell. Franchise him, then trade him after an auction between QB-needy clubs — Jacksonville, SF, Washington, Cleveland and the G-Men. Finally, if someone goes, it will be Coach B. Either by walking out or, if it really is bad, Kraft firing him to keep heir apparent Josh McDaniels in Foxboro. But I’d be very surprised if that happened because my gut says the goal he’d really want is Don Shula’s record for most wins. That would take to 71 or 72 on a good team with a stable QB situation. Add three years for a rebuild and he’s 75, which is unlikely. The bottom line: After beating the Titans, then Jacksonville, after upsetting Pittsburgh and an aerial battle in the SB with Matt Ryan in a scary rematch with Atlanta, I expect they’ll all work it out to be back next year. Email Dave Long at



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Homer, Simpson rolling at the U Alumni News: It was a nice historical week for UNH hoopster Aliza Simpson as the former Londonderry star moved past versatile 1990s Central/UNH star Stephanie Schubert Bike’s 226 into 15th place all-time in assists in program history. She also broke a tie for 16th place in three-point field goals (with Colleen Mullen) at 78. Sports 101: Peyton Manning is the all-time NFL leader with five NFL most valuable player awards. If Tom Brady wins in 2017, he’ll join three others as next best three-time winners. Name those players. Knick of Tyne Award: To Pinkerton’s Tyler Whiting for scoring the game-winning goal off a feed from Cooper Flinton on the power play with just two seconds left in the Astros’ heart-stopping 3-2 win over Concord. For Sale: Local sporting goods store Indian Head Athletics. The Manchester retail store, a local icon over the last 40 years, is now up for sale by owners longago Memorial High and Plymouth State running back Don York and his wife Gail. Catholic Games of the Week: Not sure why Londonderry and Jack Anderson took it out on the Catholics last week, but they

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3 – goals scored by Zack Bayer as Bedford downed Londonderry 4-1 at the TriTown Arena on Friday. Kyle Greer had the fourth Bulldog goal and Connor Laurendeau picked up the win with a 24-save night. 4 – wins against one loss for the Central girls basketball team after a 36-29 grinder over Dover when Keltina Francis had a game-high 11 points for CHS.

did. It came in the form of a pair of wins over Bishop Guertin, first in a blowout during holiday week at the Commonwealth Classic in Massachusetts, and again in Friday’s 47-39 win as Anderson went for a combined 43 points in those games. They were sandwiched around a 73-51 win over Trinity when Anderson again was high man with 13 points. Sports 101 Answer: The NFL’s threetime MVPs are the great Cleveland running back Jimmy Brown (57, 58 and 65) along with chuckers Johnny Unitas (59, 64, 67) and Brett Favre (95, 96, 97) of the Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers. On This Day – Jan. 11: 1987 – John Elway breaks the hearts of fans in Cleveland by directing what has come to be known as simply The Drive. It started with the Browns just 5:32 from a trip to the Super Bowl as the Denver Broncos got the ball on their two-yard line, trailing the AFC Conference Championship game 20-13. Twelve plays later Elway hit Mark Jackson with a five-yard TD pass with 37 seconds left. Rich Karlis made the P.A.T. to send it to OT, where he kicked the field goal that won it 23-20.

10 – goals scored by both Londonderry and Goffstown in wins over Central/West (10-1) and Spaulding (10-4) respectively when Patrick Murphy had a hat trick for the Lancers as Anthony Federico and Jared Tuccolo chipped in two goals each, while G-town got two goals each from Sebastian Beal, Noah Charron and Max Lajeunesse. 20 – game-high points from Central’s Kyle Bosse in

the Green’s 68-63 win over Dover. 41 – points scored by Goffstown’s Kelly Walsh in back-to-back G-town wins during the week over Pembroke (53-43) and Plymouth (54-43). 100 – incredible number of millions of dollars the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to pay ESPN announcer John Gruden to be their head coach over the next 10 years.

Sports Glossary Brady Goes Down, 2008: Tom Brady is lost for the year in the 2008 opener when one-man Patriots wrecking ball Bernard Pollard rolls up on his knee. But with Matt Cassel starting his first games at quarterback since high school they still go 11-5 to tie the wildcat crazed Dolphins for the AFC East title — though they miss the playoffs on the 29th tie-breaker. Spy-gate: The Patriots are caught videotaping sideline signals during the 2007 opener by Jets head coach Eric Mangini — despite his being OK with that practice a year earlier as Patriots’ DC. The NYC media howls for the head of the “cheater” Belichick, who gets fined big money as the Pats are docked a first-round pick. They’re so distracted, they roll off 38, 34, 34, 48, 49 and 52 points the next six weeks before an undefeated season is derailed by a miraculous catch in the SB. The NY Media Belichick Conversion: The allegedly unhappy Coach B is suddenly a great guy to the NYC media that wants to bring him “home” to coach the G-Men. Hard to figure what’s most incredible — the daftness of those dreamers to think Bob Kraft will let him go there while under contract for 2018, that the game’s best GM would work under a justhired GM who’s such a bonehead he got fired before the season even started by Carolina, or the stunning hypocrisy of now loving a guy they’ve been derisively calling everything but a child molester to sell papers since Spy-gate. Yikes!


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How to improve the taste and quality of your diet By Ryan Lessard and Angie Sykeny For Part 2 of the Hippo’s annual Look Good, Feel Great special four-part series, we talked to local food experts — nutritionists, a chef and a mixologist — about how to improve what you eat and how you eat it. We asked each of our pros a few questions and got some unique responses as well as some advice that will never change. (Yes, eating your vegetables is still key to a healthy diet — but there may be tastier ways to do it!) Remember, before making any significant change to your diet, be sure to talk to your doctor to make sure it’s right for you.

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Kim Dorval

is a registered licensed dietitian and Kim Dorval founder of Nutrition in Motion (80 Palomino Lane, Suite 101, Bedford, 518-5859, nimnh. com), a wellness center specializing in nutrition counseling, sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition and metabolic testing.

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Hilary Warner of Bow is a registered dietitian nutritionHilary Warner ist and the owner of NutritionWorks! in Concord.

Is the traditional food pyramid still relevant? Hilary Warner: I think so, but I think the My Plate, which has replaced it, more accurately reflects what most people should be aiming for. … I think that the pyramid was state of the art at the time, and My Plate I think is an easier graphic to understand, in that it’s very visual and clearly shows that it’s beneficial to have a large part of your meals consist of fruits and vegetables and a smaller part HIPPO | JANUARY 11 -17, 2018 | PAGE 12

Sean Correll has worked as a chef in New Hampshire for 25 Sean Correll years. He runs his business, Thyme to Rise Personal Chef Service & Catering, out of Exeter and offers in-home prepared meals, private dinner parties and small event catering.

be whole grains and something that has protein, whether it’s animal protein or vegetable protein. It’s a little bit clearer and more user-friendly. What foods are best for satisfying hunger? Sean Correll: You have to have a balance of everything on your plate, especially whole grains and veggies. There are little things you can do, like don’t peel the skin off your carrots or potatoes, because that’s where most of the nutrients are. Have fruits and veggies cut up and ready

to go that you can just grab and eat to hold you over between meals. … Surprisingly, drinking a lot of water can also fill you up more than you would expect. Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Warner: I think that it would be unwise to say that any part of eating is the most important part of eating. I think that people vary as to when they get hungry in the morning. Some people who eat a lot at night might not be very hungry in the morning, but I think it’s a good idea to eat something, whether you have it at breakfast or you end up having it at 9 or 9:30 in the morning, just to let your body know that you’re going to feed it and take care of it and to let your brain work clearly and to function at your best. Is it possible to eat delicious and healthy meals if you can’t cook? Correll: It’s almost easier for people who can’t cook; they’re more afraid of messing up, so they tend to follow the recipes strictly to a T. People who know how to cook tend to freehand things, so it doesn’t always come out perfect. … There are so many resources nowadays with the Food Network and the internet that show you exactly how to do [a rec-

ipe], so even if you don’t think you can cook, just try it. If you follow the instructions exactly, you’ll be fine.

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Are there any popular diets that are actually bad for you, potentially? Warner: Probably most of them. … I think that people are born with an inherent ability to feed themselves. If you look inside into your inner wisdom, your body is going to tell you when you need to eat and how much. And you’re also going to get some feedback about what foods and what combination of foods feel best for your goals, so a diet plan is going to perhaps tell you when to eat and how much and what foods you should and should not eat without regard to your inner wisdom and what you’re feeling. So I think that any plan, any nutrition plan, really needs to be paired with your own innate wisdom and intuition. Are there any benefits to eating gluten-free even if you are not gluten-intolerant? Warner: The only benefits that I know of for eating gluten-free would be [if you] had celiac disease or … being gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive. I can’t, off the top of my head, think of another reason to be gluten-free. 14

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What good-tasting foods can you eat a lot of without racking up tons of calories? Correll: Fruits and vegetables are the biggest thing. You can add things to them that are healthy, like a homemade hummus or a low-fat sour cream dip — something where you can control the fat that goes into it. It’s not going to taste like a Dorito, but you can change your mindset to look for things that taste good but are healthier and lower-calorie.

What is a veggie that we aren’t eating enough of, but should be? Warner: All of them, unfortunately. Studies of Americans’ eating habits show that very, very few people are eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables that would be most beneficial for health. ... But for especially nutritious vegetables, I think of broccoli and carrots and spinach, which is really easy to add to things. Even tomatoes. Just getting a variety of colors of vegetables. … Even white vegetables like onions and cauliflower have different things in them than do the orange vegetables like winter squash and carrots and sweet potatoes.

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What are some of the dangers of having a really restrictive diet? Warner: If you cut your calories back too much, your body reacts to that as though it’s a famine and adjusts accordingly … which can slow your metabolism down significantly. … [Also], restricting your intake of enjoyable foods and of a variety of foods can make many people feel very, very deprived. … Eventually, most people are going to feel so deprived that they end up binge eating. And [they] often feel that they’re binging because they don’t have enough willpower, so they make stricter rules and then they find themselves in this cycle, binging and then restricting and then feeling deprived and binging again and feeling that guilt and sense of failure.


How can you make produce taste better? Kim Dorval: People don’t know how to cook veggies. A lot of people grew up with their mother boiling or steaming everything with no flavor, but you can prepare them in different ways. Roasting or sauteing things makes them taste good, and adding things like some olive oil or coconut oil or herbs and spices. You don’t have to eat salads all the time or have a side of plain veggies. Add them to soups or protein shakes or other recipes. Is it worth it to spend the extra money on organic produce? Correll: Some people believe organic is more healthy and nutritious, and that

has created a market where [sellers] can charge whatever they want, and they do. To me personally, it seems like you’re paying more for a lesser-quality product; nonorganic [produce] tends to be plumper and juicier, and flavor-wise there isn’t much of a difference between the two. But it’s all a matter of people’s personal preference and lifestyle.

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How can you eat healthy on a budget? Dorval: Buy things in season, look for sales at different places, and buy things in bulk and freeze them. Plan ahead. If you’re tempted by certain foods when you go to the store, try something like Hannaford to Go so that you only get what’s on your list. That will help you shop on a budget, both in money and in calories.

How can you eat healthy at a restaurant? Dorval: Nowadays, there are tons of healthy options listed on the menu. All restaurant chains are required to provide the nutrition information, so look it up beforehand to see if it’s online. If it’s not a chain, look up their menu to see what they offer, and if you have questions, you can call in advance so you aren’t asking all these questions with a bunch of people. Have a game plan going in. You could also order an appetizer instead of a meal or split a meal and take half of it home.

What are some healthy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth? Dorval: Dark chocolate is good because it’s better for you than milk chocolate. You can do chocolate-covered fruit and keep it in the freezer. Focus on quality; if you want ice cream, make sure it’s quality ice cream. Honestly, I believe you should be able to have anything you want, as long as it’s not a trigger and you have a small portion and don’t have it every day.

What should you eat before and/or after a workout? Warner: It depends on the intensity and duration of your workout. Most people are not exercising a huge amount for long durations. ... For people who are exercising at much higher intensities or twice a day, then it can be helpful to follow that workout with a meal or a snack that is balanced in protein and carbohydrates. A lot of people talk about chocolate milk, which is a great combination, but also yogurt and fruit would do the trick, or having a sandwich, a turkey sandwich or something like that would be fine. And beforehand, having something that is easy to digest like an energy bar or some toast with peanut butter and jelly and yogurt would be fine. … But most people don’t need to 16

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What are some healthy snacks you can take to work or eat on the go? Dorval: Beef jerky, fruit, nuts, organic cheese sticks, yogurt, protein shakes, hard-boiled eggs, veggies and hummus — those are all quick, easy things. You want to combine protein, carbs and fat. If you can get all three of those in a meal or snack, you’ll be eating more balanced than if you just eat a banana by itself, which will spike your sugar and make you crash in an hour.

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What are some simple ways to make a dinner taste better? Correll: With meats, sear them in a pan first on high heat with a little butter on the bottom of the pan to give it that nice, golden brown crust and seal in all the juices, then finish it in the oven. For vegetables, the key is to not overcook them. You want to keep them a little crisp. … Also, make sure you season in layers. Add a little bit of seasoning at every stage of the cooking and control it by tasting as you go. That will make the dish taste better than if you just dump in all the seasoning at the end. 18


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with citric acid and sugar to keep them preserved. … You can simply cut a lemon in half and squeeze it. You can absolutely make healthy cocktails at home. These recipes … aren’t super strict. If you want to use less sugar, by all means, use less sugar. If you want to make a syrup with artificial sweetener, you can absolutely do that too. I drink a lot of gin and tonics. There are companies Courtesy photo. What are some of the sim- that make tonic water that have zero sugar. plest cocktails for beginners to mix at home? It’s funny because some of the simplest ones What kind of drinks are good to make for are actually the oldest ones as well. And we’re a house party? going back to the golden age of cocktails in Punch, all day long. … You make a giant America in pre-Prohibition. … So a lot of my batch of something and you leave it in a favorite drinks, actually, are three-ingredient punch bowl or you put it in a beverage disdrinks, super simple — spirit, citrus, sweeten- penser and you load it up with ice and you er, if you want to do a sour style. And that’s forget about it. … You really don’t want to like daiquiri, bee’s knees, whiskey sour and be making drinks individually at a house French 75 and things like that. … Especial- party; that’s really tough. We just made five ly making stuff at home, simpler is better. gallons of daiquiri at the restaurant for our It’s all about using fewer ingredients, but New Year’s Eve party. It’s really just taking having good, fresh ingredients on hand, like the individual recipes that we have and then fresh-squeezed lemon juice. You can make just multiplying them. … You can keep a simple syrup at home, but you can get it in lot of people happy at a party with somea bottle as well, cheap. You don’t even need thing like that. a super expensive spirit. So it’s all about the right ingredients and the right tools. One of If you don’t own traditional mixing tools, my favorite drinks to make at home is a bee’s what are some substitutes that people can knees. So you just get honey … just water it find in their cupboards that might do the down a little bit so that it’s more malleable, trick? easier to be poured from a bottle or a carafe If you’re making stuff at home, especialif you’re going to be doing things that way. ly in larger quantities, you don’t necessarily … Two ounces of gin, three quarters of an need to shake at all, if it’s going to be someounce of the runny honey and three quarters thing that’s going to be kept in the fridge. of an ounce of fresh-squeezed lemon juice. You can make the drink … add the water And that’s important; you don’t want the pre- instead of shaking it with ice, and then put served stuff. That’s got a ton of extra sugar it in the fridge for the same effect. … [If in it. Just buy a couple lemons at the store, you’re making] one drink of something, squeeze them by hand. If you don’t have a jig- really all you’re looking for is to chill it ger to measure … it’s about a half of a large and dilute it. So, anything you can do to lemon. Then just shake it with ice and strain it add ice and agitate it, whether it be with a out. … There’s so many drinks you can make spoon, fork, knife, whatever. You can have off of that format. two glasses that you find that fit together, one slightly larger than the other, you can Can mixed drinks be made with healthy sort of get an impromptu cocktail shaker ingredients? at home. … Always pour it over fresh ice I generally try to avoid using anything when the cocktail’s made, though, when that’s shelf-stable when it comes to using you’re ready to serve it to yourself. fruit juice. Those are usually just loaded — Ryan Lessard


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How can you make a dinner more aesthetically pleasing? Correll: The biggest thing is keeping a clean plate. Keep the different dishes separated on the plate, and wipe up any drips on the edges of the plate or anywhere they aren’t supposed to be. … As for garnishes, don’t put anything on the plate that you can’t eat. Don’t put a lemon on a mac and cheese just to use as a garnish; put something that is actually used in the dish. If the dish has fresh herbs in it, a stalk of thyme or a basil leaf looks nice and gives the food a little more color.

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Coffee: good or bad? Dorval: Coffee is fine, but it’s not good if you abuse it. If you use coffee as energy for the day and don’t eat healthy, that’s not good for your body. You need food for energy. Many times, it’s not the coffee that’s the problem, but what goes in it. The eggnog and pumpkin lattes and specialty drinks can be 300 to 400 calories, versus

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black coffee, which is like, five to 10. Instead, have it with skim milk or almond milk, and limit the times you have the flavored ones.

Do grown-ups still need to drink milk? Dorval: Adults do not need milk. No one over the age of 2 needs milk. It just adds extra calories at 100 calories a cup and displaces other things that we should be eating instead. It’s OK to have some dairy, but you do not need to be drinking milk by the glass.

Do you really need to drink 64 ounces of water a day? Dorval: The rule of thumb is to drink half of your lean body weight in ounces every day, so it can be between 60 and 100 ounces depending on your height and weight. It also depends on your physical activity. If you exercise or you’re sweating, you need to replenish what you lose. It doesn’t have to just be water, either. It can be herbal tea, a broth-based soup, fruit with high water content, anything with water in it.

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More than 60 winemakers representing countries around the world will travel to the Granite State for New Hampshire Wine Week, which will feature dozens of wine dinners, bottle signings, tastings and seminars and will culminate with the Easterseals Winter Wine Spectacular. From Monday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 28, myriad bottle signings and tastings featuring many of these winemakers will be held across several of the state’s 80 Liquor & Wine Outlet stores, and there will be dinners at more than a dozen local restaurants. This year will also feature a special question and answer seminar called “Women in Wine,” led by four women winemakers who are actively influencing the industry. Now in its 15th year, New Hampshire Wine Week originally featured just four winemakers but has consistently grown each year. “New Hampshire has always been really known for [its] wine selection … and so I think our customers were looking for the education and intimacy of having winemakers come to New Hampshire to learn about their wine,” said Lisa Gosselin, wine marketing and sales specialist for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, which organizes New Hampshire Wine Week each year. “People just overall get excited that they are meeting winemakers and to actually get to talk to them. It’s almost like they are celebrities.”

Winter Wine Spectacular photo by John Hession.

Simply spectacular

This year’s Easterseals Winter Wine Spectacular is happening on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown. The expo-style tasting is the largest wine event in northern New England, attracting more than 1,500 people and featuring around 1,800 different wines to taste. In addition, more than two dozen local restaurants are serving food to go with the wines, giving this year’s event the largest number of participating food and wine vendors since its inception. The event includes tickets for $65 that grant you access to the Grand Tasting in the expo room, or you can purchase tickets for the Bellman’s Cellar Select VIP tasting room for $135, which Gosselin said will be in the newly renovated ballroom for the first time. “For someone who has never been there,

their jaws typically drop when they walk in,” said Christine Pederson, senior director of events and corporate relations at Easterseals New Hampshire. “We have a nice complement of restaurants that are all New Hampshire-based.” Pederson said when visitors arrive, they are given a program book and a map featuring each food and wine vendor, to help with navigating through the event. Gosselin added that the program book will likely be uploaded online ahead of the event as well, to give visitors a chance to map out their game plans. There will be a wide variety of wines available to taste, from red and white to fruit wines, from wineries big and small and far and wide, as well as from right here in the Granite State. According to Gosselin, the Winter Wine Spectacular is unique

because it gives people a chance to try something they may not otherwise get to taste and has opportunities to interact with the wine producers. “It’s really amazing when you stand there with the winemaker or the vineyard owner and just learn the history behind the wine,” she said, “because when you have a story behind something, you remember it so much better … and you just feel connected to that person. So there’s a connection, and I think that’s why a lot of the winemakers come back year after year, because they enjoy making that connection with the people of New Hampshire.” Lewis Eaton, owner of Sweet Baby Vineyard in Hampstead and president of the New Hampshire Winery Association, said he will be pouring six different wines at this year’s Spectacular, including Niagara, a white wine with hints of citrus and honeysuckle, and Callum’s Red, a semi-sweet dark red wine with hints of blackberries, named after his youngest son. “The reason [the Spectacular] is so big is not only that New Hampshire is the largest seller and consumer of wines in the United States,” he said, “but [we] have a big agricultural community here too. … Plus, people seem to be trending toward trying something new.” Tom Zack, wine director of Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, which has been a vendor of the Winter Wine Spectacular in past years, said the event is a chance to get some of New Hampshire’s best wineries together under one roof. The spectacular also serves as a precursor to sev- 20 HIPPO | JANUARY 11 - 17, 2018 | PAGE 19

19 eral special wine releases, tastings and other events Zorvino Vineyards hosts from the end of January through the entire month of February. “We do an author’s night, a chocolate madness wine dinner, a Valentine’s Day dinner, and a ’20s night, all in February,” said Zack, who also serves on the board of the New Hampshire Winery Association. “We do a lot of interesting things like a coffee-infused cabernet sauvignon, and other flavor infusions like blood orange and habanero pineapple. … I think New Hampshire makes some of the best fruit wine in the country.”

The other three speakers of the Women in Wine event will be Cynthia Lohr, co-owner of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in California; Gina Gallo, a third-generation winemaker and the senior director of winemaking at E. & J. Gallo Winery, also based in California; and Dr. Laura Catena, managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata and owner of Luca Winery, both in Argentina.

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The Cellar Notes seminar

For a chance to interact with some renowned winemakers in an even more quiet and relaxed atmosphere, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission also organizes the annual “Cellar Notes” event, which always takes place the night before the Winter Wine Spectacular. The question and answer style seminar often has a different focus each year. This year’s event is happening on Wednesday, New Hampshire Wine Week Monday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 28 Visit for the most upto-date information and updated events. Winter Wine Spectacular When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm St., Manchester Cost: $65 for the Grand Tasting in the expo room, or $135 for access to the Bellman’s Cellar Select VIP tasting room. Cellar Notes tickets are $50. Purchase tickets online. Visit:

Wine Week Bottle Signings & Wine Tastings • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Tues., Jan. 23, 1 to 2 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 55, 9 Leavy Drive, Bedford. Call 471-0998. • HOOPES VINEYARD Wine tasting with Lindsay Hoopes from Hoopes Vineyard. Tues., Jan. 23, 3 to 6 p.m. Lucia’s Bodega, 30 Indian Rock Road, Windham. Visit or call 421-9463. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 67, 25 Springer Road, Hooksett. Call 485-5816. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle

Winter Wine Spectacular photo byTimothy Courtemanche.

Jan. 24, at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, with “Women in Wine” as its theme. Tickets are $50 for the Cellar Notes event and can be purchased at Gosselin said the event is an opportunity to showcase some of the biggest women leaders in the wine industry. “It’s going to be like a sit-down seminar type of tasting, where people will get to sample red and white wines from our women winemakers from around the world,” she said, “some of whom have historical families behind their names.” One of the four Women in Wine participants will be Cristina Mariani-May, a third-generation winemaker and the coCEO of Banfi Vintners in New York. Her grandfather founded the wine importing business in 1919, naming it after his aunt, Teodolinda Banfi, who she said raised him and influenced his passion for

signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Tues., Jan. 23, 2:30 to 4 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 33, 1100 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester. Call 622-5044. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 55, 9 Leavy Drive, Bedford. Call 471-0998. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 66, Interstate 93, Hooksett. Call 485-5663. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with

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Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Tues., Jan. 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 10, 68 Elm St., Manchester. Call 626-0940. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 81, 619 Sand Road, Pembroke. Call 230-8122. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, noon to 1 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 1, 80 Storrs St., Concord. Call 224-5910. • BODEGAS PRADOREY Wine tasting with Elena Garcia, US Export Manager for Bodegas

Italian wines and wine products. “She taught my grandfather all he knew,” Mariani-May said, adding that her grandfather’s aunt served as head of the household staff of the late Pope Pius XI, becoming the first non-clergy member ever to serve in the Vatican. It’s anecdotes like those that MarianiMay said she is planning to share at the seminar. Today, she is also the family proprietor of Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino, a town in Southern Tuscany, Italy, which has more than 7,000 acres of land she oversees. “Running the company today as a thirdgeneration [family member] and as a woman, it’s magnificent to be able to educate people about wine,” she said, “and also to see more and more women rise up through the ranks in the wine industry, to the heads of companies.”

PradoRey, a family-owned winery in Spain. Tues., Jan. 23, 5 to 8 p.m. WineNot Boutique, 221 Main St., Nashua. Visit • A TO Z WINEWORKS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Olivier Prost of A to Z Wineworks at Rex Hill. Tues., Jan. 23, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 76, Interstate 95, North Hampton. Call 926-3374. • A TO Z WINEWORKS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Olivier Prost of A to Z Wineworks and Rex Hill. Tues., Jan. 23, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 73, Interstate 95, South Hampton. Call 926-3272. • MERRIAM VINEYARDS Wine tasting with Peter Merriam of Merriam Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Lucia’s Bodega, 30 Indian Rock Road, Windham. Visit or call 421-9463.

If you can’t make either the Winter Wine Spectacular or the Cellar Notes event, there are dozens of wine tastings across many of the state Liquor & Wine Outlet stores, as well as dinners at local restaurants. Gosselin said the in-store tastings, which often feature appearances from the winemakers, offer a more casual setting for people to learn about different kinds of wines. “If you’re someone who is not familiar on how to navigate a large wine tasting, you could always start with that,” she said. The winemakers attend each of the dinners as well that feature their own product. Depending on the participating restaurant, most wine dinners are multiple courses and are designed specifically to pair with that type of wine. Chef Stuart Cameron of the Hanover Street Chophouse, which is hosting a sixcourse wine dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. with wines from Silverado Vineyards in Napa, Calif., said the menu is still in the works, but the dishes to be served have never been done before and are not on the regular menu. “It’s always a great opportunity for the kitchen to stretch its wings a bit and do dishes that can’t necessarily be pulled off seven days a week,” he said. “It’s always a great time and we look forward to it.”

• WIEMER VINEYARD Bottle signing and wine tasting with Oskar Bynke of Wiemer Vineyard. Wed., Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 67, 25 Springer Road, Hooksett. Call 485-5816. • BLACK PEARL WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Mary-Lou Nash of Black Pearl Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 1, 80 Storrs St., Concord. Call 224-5910. • CASTELLO DI QUERCETO Bottle signing and wine tasting with Marco Fizialetti of Castello Di Querceto. Wed., Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 79, 5 Brickyard Square, Epping. Call 679-1799. • BANFI VINTNERS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Cristina Mariani-May of Banfi Vintners in New York. Wed., Jan. 24, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No.

59, 6 Dobson Way, Suite A, Merrimack. Call 424-2521. • SUSANA BALBO WINERY Bottle signing and wine tasting with Gustavo Bertagna of Susana Balbo Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 50, 294 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. Call 888-0271. • BANFI VINTNERS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Cristina Mariani-May of Banfi Vintners in New York. Wed., Jan. 24, 3 to 4 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 33, 1100 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester. Call 622-5044. • SUSANA BALBO WINERY Bottle signing and wine tasting with Gustavo Bertagna of Susana Balbo Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 49, 32 Plaistow Road, No. 2A, Plaistow. Call 382-8511. • CECCHI FAMILY ESTATES

Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Family Estates. Wed., Jan. 24, 1 to 2 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 55, 9 Leavy Drive, Bedford. Call 471-0998. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 1 to 2 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 61, 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry. Visit • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Wed., Jan. 24, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 69, 25 Coliseum Ave., Nashua. Call 882-4670. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 34, 92 Cluff Crossing Road, Salem. Call 898-5243. • CECCHI FAMILY ESTATES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Family Estates. Wed., Jan. 24, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 66, Interstate 93, Hooksett. Call 485-5663. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 68, 69 Lafayette Road, North Hampton. Call 964-6991. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 3 to 4 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 32, 40 Northwest Boulevard, Nashua. Call 594-4076. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 3 to 4 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 74, 5 Garden Lane, Londonderry. Call 432-0270. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 4 to 5 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 59, 6 Dobson Way, Suite A, Merrimack. Call 4242521. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 4 to 5 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 38, 500 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth. Call 4364806. • CECCHI FAMILY ESTATES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Family Estates. Wed., Jan. 24, 10

to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet, 92 Cluff Crossing Road, Salem. Call 898-5243. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Wed., Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 50, 294 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. Call 888-0271. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines in California. Wed., Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 33, 1100 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester. Call 622-5044. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 32, 40 Northwest Boulevard, Nashua. Call 594-4076. • CECCHI WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 74, 5 Garden Lane, Londonderry. Call 432-0270. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 61, 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry. Call 425-6557. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 50, 294 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. Call 888-0271. • SUSANA BALBO WINERY Bottle signing and wine tasting with Gustavo Bertagna of Susana Balbo Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 55, 9 Leavy Drive, Bedford. Call 4710998. • BANFI VINTNERS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Cristina Mariani-May of Banfi Vintners in New York. Wed., Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 32, 40 Northwest Boulevard, Nashua. Call 594-4076. • SUSANA BALBO WINERY Bottle signing and wine tasting with Gustavo Bertagna of Susana Balbo Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 69, 25 Coliseum Ave., Nashua. Call 882-4670. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Wed., Jan. 24, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 74, 5 Garden Lane, Londonderry.

Call 432-0270. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 34, 92 Cluff Crossing Road, Salem. Call 898-5243. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, 1 to 2 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 41, 380 Lafayette Road, Seabrook. Call 474-3362. • CECCHI FAMILY ESTATES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Family Estates. Thurs., Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 59, 6 Dobson Way, Suite A, Merrimack. Call 424-2521. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 61, 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry. Visit • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 76, Interstate 95, North Hampton. Call 9263374. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Thurs., Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 38, 500 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth. Call 436-4806. • THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING AT LUCIA’S BODEGA Thurs., Jan. 25, 4 to 8 p.m. Lucia’s Bodega, 30 Indian Rock Road, Windham. Visit or call 421-9463. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 1, 80 Storrs St., Concord. Call 2245910. • CECCHI FAMILY ESTATES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Family Estates. Thurs., Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 33, 1100 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester. Call 622-5044. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 79, 5 Brickyard Square, Epping. Call 679-1799. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris 22


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21 Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Thurs., Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 41, 380 Lafayette Road, Seabrook. Call 474-3362. • CARPINETO WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 67, 25 Springer Road, Hooksett. Call 485-5816. • CECCHI FAMILY ESTATES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Andrea Cecchi of Cecchi Family Estates. Thurs., Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 10, 68 Elm St., Manchester. Call 6260940. • BENZIGER FAMILY WINES Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Wines. Thurs., Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 73, Interstate 95, South Hampton. Call 926-3272. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Bottle signing and wine tasting with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Thurs., Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 76, Interstate 95, North Hampton. Call 926-3374. 118914

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Wine Dinners • ROBERT SINSKEY VINEYARDS Wine dinner with pairings featuring Robert Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards. Mon., Jan. 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Blue Moon Evolution, 8 Clifford St., Exeter. $85. Visit bluemoonevolution. com or call 778-6850. • NEAL FAMILY VINEYARDS Four-course wine dinner with pairings, featuring Mark Neal of Neal Family Vineyards. Tues., Jan. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Raleigh Wine Bar + Market, 67 State St., Portsmouth. $75. Call 427-8459. • HOPLER WINERY Wine dinner with pairings, featuring Christof Hopler of Hopler Winery. Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Green Elephant, 35 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth. Visit or call 427-8344. • J. LOHR VINEYARDS Wine dinner with food pairings with Cynthia Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards in San Jose, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Copper Door Restaurant, 41 S. Broadway, Salem. $85. Visit or call 458-2033. • CARPINETO WINES Fivecourse wine dinner with pairings with Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines in Italy. Tues., Jan. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Piccola Italia Ristorante, 815 Elm St., Manchester. $90. Call 606-5100. • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Five-course wine dinner with pairings with Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery &

Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif. Tues., Jan. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford. $95. Call 472-2001. • BROADSIDE WINERY Dinner with wine pairings, featuring Brian Terrizzi, co-founder and winemaker of Broadside Winery in Paso Robles, Calif. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 p.m. Restaurant Tek-Nique, 170 Route 101, Bedford. $85. Call 488-5629. • LANGE ESTATE WINERY & VINEYARDS Multi-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring Wendy Lange of Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gale Motor Co. Whiskey & Wine, 148 Main St., Concord. $65. Call 715-8575. • ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARD WINES Fivecourse meal with wine pairings, featuring wines from Alexander Valley Vineyard Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center, 9 Main St., Lyme. $90. Visit or call 795-4712. • HONIG VINEYARD & WINERY Five-course meal with wine pairings, featuring Michael Honig of Honig Vineyard & Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tavern 27, 2075 Parade Road, Laconia. $99. Visit or call 528-3057. • SERGE DORE SELECTIONS A wine dinner with pairings featuring Serge Dore and guest winemaker Benjamin Farjon. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Buckley’s Great Steaks, 438 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. $125. Visit buckleysgreatsteaks. com or call 424-0995. • HEDGES FAMILY ESTATES Wine dinner with pairings, featuring Christopher Hedges of Hedges Family Estates. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. O Steaks & Seafood, 11 S. Main St., Concord. Call for pricing and reservations. Visit osteaks or call 856-7925. • JELU ESTATES Five-course wine dinner featuring Duncan Killiner, owner and winemaker of Jelu Estates. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. The Black Trumpet, 29 Ceres St., Portsmouth. $95. Visit or call 431-0887. • SILVERADO VINEYARDS Six-course wine dinner with pairings, featuring guest winemaker Jon Emmerich of Silverado Vineyards in Napa, Calif. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. Hanover Street Chophouse, 149 Hanover St., Manchester. $110. Visit or call 6442467, ext. 210. • BONNY DOON VINEYARD Wine dinner with pairings from Bonny Doon Vineyard, featuring winemaker Randall Grahm. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. The Restaurant at Burdick’s, 47 Main St. B, Walpole. $95. Visit 47mainwalpole. com or call 756-9058. • SOKOL BLOSSER WINERY

Wine dinner with pairings, featuring Alex Sokol-Blosser, co-president and winemaker at SokolBlosser Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Firefly American Bistro & Bar, 22 Concord St., Manchester. $85. Visit or call 935-9740. • KING ESTATES Wine dinner with pairings, featuring Justin King of King Estates. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Copper Door Restaurant, 15 Leavy Drive, Bedford. $95. Visit copperdoorrestaurant. com or call 488-2677. • MICHAEL DAVID WINERY Five-course wine dinner with pairings, featuring Mike Phillips, cofounder of Michael David Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford. $95. Visit or call 472-2001. • RODNEY STRONG LUXURY WINES Wine dinner with pairings, featuring Greg Morthole, winemaker for Rodney Strong Luxury Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. CR’s the Restaurant, 287 Exeter Road, Hampton. Call for pricing and reservations. Visit or call 929-7972. • CECCHI WINES Wine dinner with pairings, featuring Andrea Cecchi from Cecchi Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Patty B’s Ristorante Italiano, 34 Dover Point Road, Dover. $80. Visit pattybs. com or call 749-4181. • CARPINETO WINES Fourcourse dinner with wine pairings, featuring Antonio Zaccheo Jr. of Carpineto Wines. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Homestead Restaurant, 614 D.W. Highway, Merrimack. $65. Visit • ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Five-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring Chris Louton of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Granite Restaurant & Bar, 96 Pleasant St., Concord. $75. Visit or call 227-9000. • EL COTO WINERY Multicourse dinner with wine pairings, featuring Inigo Echavarri of El Coto Winery. Wed., Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Sky Meadow Country Club , 6 Mountain Laurels Drive, Nashua. $60. Visit or call 888-9000. • WENTE VINEYARDS Dinner with wine pairings, featuring Jordan Wente of Wente Vineyards. Wed., Jan. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bistro Nouveau, 6 Clubhouse Lane, Grantham. $65. Visit or call 863-8000. • FLIGHTS & BITES WITH SEAN MINOR Drop-in meal with winemaker Sean Minor. The regular menu will be available, with specials on Sean Minor wines all night. Wed., Jan. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Crown Tavern, 99 Hanover St., Manchester. Call for pricing and reservations. Visit or call 218-3132.



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Join Jewel Music Venue (61 Canal St., Manchester) as it hosts the first Granite State Hip Hop Festival from Friday, Jan. 12, through Monday, Jan. 15. More than 20 artists will perform throughout the weekend including Mdot, Artifactz and Jay Gatz. Performances run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost per night is $12. Visit or call 819-9336.


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See the director of art education at the Currier Art Museum speak at the New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St., Concord) as part of the New Hampshire Heritage Lecture Series from 2 to 3 p.m. Bruce McColl will share an insider’s view of the state’s oldest art museum, how it has changed and where it’s going. Cost is $7 for adults and free for children 18 and under and Society members. Visit or call 228-6688.

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Learn to Paint with Wool at the Place Studio & Gallery (40 Thorndike St., Concord) from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants will learn to create their own version of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” using a needle felted method of wool knitting. Bring your own wine, beer and snacks. Cost is $30 for adults and $25 for students. Visit or call 369-4906.

EAT: Girl Scout cookies Join the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains for its Altogether Awesome cookie rally, Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the SNHU Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester). Girl Scouts will have interactive stations, and there will be workshops, games and opportunities to order your own Girl Scout cookies for delivery toward the end of February. The cost is $5 for Girl Scouts or $15 for family and friends, and includes a ticket to the Manchester Monarchs hockey game at 6 p.m. Visit

LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) hosts a Learn to Play Ukulele session with Robert Allwarden from 6 to 8 p.m. The novice lesson will teach participants the fundamentals and four basic chords, which will unlock the potential for playing hundreds of popular songs. The class is made for players with little to no experience. There are some ukuleles available but if you have your own ukulele, bring it. Wine and fine cheese will be served. Cost $45. Visit 672-9898.

DRINK: whiskey The Tilted Kilt (345 Amherst St., Nashua) is hosting renowned Chef Christopher Noble, formerly of Blu Aqua and Chef of the Year winner, for a night of whiskey and food pairings on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. Noble will will pair his favorite dishes with Jack Daniel’s honey, rye, barrel-aged and fire whiskeys. Cost $55. RSVP by calling 603-204-5531 or emailing

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Thursday, Jan. 18

The Concord Garden Club joins forces with The League of N.H. Craftsmen (40 S. Main St., Concord) for the 16th annual Art and Bloom exhibit with the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. The event will pair floral arrangements with pieces of craftsmanship from the Black and White Encore exhibition and the Grodin Permanent Collection Museum. Visit nhcrafts. org or call 224-3375.

BE MERRY: hip-hop dancing Shamecca Brown will lead an hour-long hiphop dance class on Friday, Jan. 12, at 6:45 p.m. at the River Guild (254 N. State St., Unit E, Concord). The high-energy class is for 18 plus and will feature an hour of nonstop dancing. Participants should be prepared to sweat, smile and body roll. Cost $10. Visit call 856-8103.

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ARTS Rocking out

The Palace Theatre goes ’80s with Rock of Ages By Angie Sykeny

Rock of Ages When: Jan. 12 through Feb. 3; showtimes are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., with an additional show on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester Tickets: $39 to $46 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 through 12. More info:, 668-5588

The Palace Theatre presents Rock of Ages. Courtesy photo.

that it produce the show again. It can be difficult to revive a show and match or top its first run, especially when it received so much positive feedback, Rajotte said. That’s why he made the decision to bring back the same cast. All but four of the Palace’s original cast members are performing in this year’s production. “I didn’t even have to convince them,” he said. “They had such a great time with the first show, so they were really excited to come back and do it again.” One of the returning actors is Anthony Nuccio, who plays Drew. Prior to performing in the Palace’s production, Nuccio performed in Rock of Ages on a cruise ship. Even though he has experience with the show, he has plenty to do to prepare, particularly with the music, which requires him to belt some long and high-pitched notes in the ’80s glam rock vocal style. “The music is so over-the-top and fun,” Nuccio said. “If you’re in the show, you have to like the genre. I bleed classic rock

ANTHONY NUCCIO of the ’70s and ’80s. That’s my style, so I love doing it, but you definitely need to train your voice to sing like that.” Another returning actor is Andrew Sklar, who plays the show’s cheeky narrator, Lonny. Sklar played the role in various Rock of Ages productions for six years. Lonny’s character is unique in that he often breaks the fourth wall and interacts with the audi-

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ence throughout the show. “By the middle of Act II, Lonny has set up a rapport with the audience where they start to understand that this isn’t a sit-andwatch-people-perform-at-us show; they can get up and sing along,” he said. “By the end of the show, when we do ‘Don’t Stop Believin,’’ most of the theater is standing, and everyone goes crazy.” There are some technical and timing challenges that come with doing a show that invites audience engagement, Rajotte said, but the cast and crew are fully prepared to handle those challenges now that they know what to expect. “This show more than any other show I’ve done has an audience response which I did not plan for at first,” he said. “I had no idea that it would be more like a participation show, where people would be coming dressed in their ’80s attire and big hair and singing every lyric of every song, but now that we know it’s happening, it’s going to be fun.”



Big hair, epic rock anthems and a bit of dirty humor is what you can expect in the Palace Theatre’s latest production, Rock of Ages, which opens Friday, Jan. 12. The musical homage to ’80s glam rock opened on Broadway in 2009 and features 28 classic hits by Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison and other music icons. It tells the story of a “small town girl” named Sherrie and a “city boy from South Detroit” named Drew who go looking for fame and fortune in Hollywood but end up finding love. “There’s a line at the end of the show,” Palace Theatre artistic director Carl Rajotte said. “‘The dreams you come in with may not be the dreams you leave with, but they still rock.’ That’s exactly what the show is about: two people with dreams who get distracted along the way by finding each other.” The Palace Theatre had its Rock of Ages premiere two years ago “with a small budget, and without expecting too much,” Rajotte said, so it came as a surprise when the show drew full houses and became one of the theater’s best-selling shows of all time. Popular demand brought it back this year as many people reached out to the Palace requesting

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High School (47 Nashua Road, Bedford). The show will highlight the The Princess and the Frog story through all kinds of dance and movement. Admission costs $12 for adults and $10 for children. Call 512-2173 or email fortitudefordance@ for tickets. • Musketeers actors wanted: The Nashua Theatre Guild will have auditions for its upcoming production of Three Musketeers at Adult Day Care of Nashua (460 Amherst St., Nashua) on Friday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Auditions entail cold readings from the play. Roles are available for females ages 17 through 65 and males ages 17 through 75. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. The production will open on April 20. Visit or contact Amy Mackay at or 904-504-0965. — Angie Sykeny

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• A painter’s tale: Theatre KAPOW will have a reading of Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. The 1992 Obie Award-winning play tells the story of an American artist who gains fame and fortune after he is profiled in Vanity Fair. While in England for a retrospective of his paintings, he goes to the countryside to visit his original muse and lover whom he abandoned after hitting it big. The event is part of Theatre KAPOW’s and the Currier Museum of Art’s ARTiculate Playreading Series, which features readings of new and rarely produced plays that relate to special exhibitions, objects or artists in the museum. A conversation led by an expert in fine art, dramatic literature or politics follows each reading. It’s free to attend with museum admission, which costs $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for youth. Visit or email • Capote on stage: Square Peg Productions presents Tru, a one-man play adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, at The Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Jan. 12 through Jan. 21. The play is set at Capote’s New York City apartment during the Christmas of 1975 as he reflects about his life and career and indulges in pills, alcohol and candy after being spurned by one of his closest friends. Showtimes are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit or call 715-2315. • Dance show: Fortitude for Dance in Bedford will have its fourth annual winter show, “Down in New Orleans,” on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bedford

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• A special tour: The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) will have a focus tour on the African-American art in its collection on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11:30 a.m. A docent educator will guide the tour and lead a discussion about art, civil rights and racial identity in America, past and present. Admission to the museum costs $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for youth. Visit or call 669-6144. • Pet creations: The Place Studio & Gallery (Concord Community Arts Center, 40 Thorndike St., Suite 2B, Concord) will host a “Paint Your Pet” workshop on Friday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Follow step-bystep instructions to create a unique painting of your pet to hang on your wall. The workshop is BYOB and costs $30. RSVP online and send a picture of your pet. Visit or call 369-4906. • The concept of space: The Kelley Stelling Contemporary art gallery (221 Hanover St., Manchester) will have a new art exhibition, “Things I Have No Words For,” on view Jan. 18 through Feb. 18, with an artists’ reception on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It features the work of four artists exploring the question, “What is left when we leave a space?” Mike Howat’s paintings focus on interior spaces and people’s relationship with the objects with which they live. Jarid del Deo’s paintings are tied to the tradition of representationArt Events • MFA WINTER THESIS EXHIBITION Features thesis work from students in Photography and Visual Arts. Sat., Jan. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. NHIA, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. Call 623-0313.


Openings • “LOOKING BEYOND DISABILITY” RECEPTION Art created by individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders. There will also be a “Feed the Soul” reception for an exhibition of NHAA members’ works in all media about what feeds their souls – peaceful scenery, a spiritual image or something that just makes them feel good, like reading. Sat., Jan. 13, noon to 3 p.m. NHAA’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Visit • “ART & BLOOM” RECEPTION Concord Garden Club and League of New Hampshire Craftsmen present an exhibition featur-

Mike Howat painting featured in Kelley Stelling Contemporary exhibition “Things I Have No Words For.” Courtesy photo.

al and observational picture-making and depict objects and places that many people identify with the feeling of home. Abba Cudney’s work is created through a direct to screen watercolor monotype process and looks at the way time relates to interior space. Amy Brnger’s paintings show cheerful and colorful environments, often from a voyeuristic viewpoint. Visit or call 345-1779. • Art by all: Main Street Art (75 Main St., Newfields) has a new exhibition, “Art Among Us,” opening on Friday, Jan. 12, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It features the work of Main Street Art board members, committee members, teachers, staff and others who make the gallery possible. Gallery hours are Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., and by chance. Visit or call 580-5835. — Angie Sykeny

ing floral arrangements inspired by an imaginative craft piece. Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 40 S. Main St., Concord. Visit or Workshops/classes/ demonstrations • OP ART DEMO With Seacoast Artist Association artist Lisa McManus. Sun., Jan. 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. SAA Gallery, 130 Water St., Exeter. Visit Classical Music Events • “MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SONGS OF HOPE AND COURAGE” Suncook Valley Chorale’s winter program. Fri., Jan. 12, 7 p.m., and Sat., Jan. 13, 3 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St. , Concord. $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit Facebook. • “LISTENING, LOOKING, AND THINKING ABOUT MUSIC” Symphony NH lec-

ture series celebrating the variety of cultures in Nashua through music. Lecture dates are Sun., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.; Wed., Feb. 21, 10 a.m.; Mon., March 12, 8 p.m.; and Mon., April 2, 8 p.m. Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond St., Nashua. Visit

Theater Productions • CHICAGO STEPs Company presents. Thurs., Jan. 11, through Sat., Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Derry Opera House , 29 W. Broadway, Derry. $12 to $15. Visit • ROCK OF AGES The Palace Theatre. Jan. 12 through Feb. 3. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. $25 for children ages 6-12, $39 to $46 for adults. Visit • DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS A Fortitude for Dance production. Sat., Jan. 13, 3 to 6 p.m. Bedford High School , 47 Nashua Road, Bedford. $12 for adults, $10 for children. Visit fortitudefordance. com.

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE Slopes for all Diversity Day on the mountain By Ethan Hogan

Skiing is a pastime for many families in New Hampshire, but for some, the recreation may seem out of reach because of its price. But Pats Peak has been working to change that perception, welcoming everyone with its Pay-One-Price (POP) programs and its annual Diversity Day. “As part of our Diversity Day and outreach, we try to reach the percentage of the population that possibly don’t perceive themselves as skiers,” said Jim Wall, director of services at Pats Peak. “Our POP program was invented years ago and the concept is that you pay one price. We all recognize that skiing is an expensive sport, [so we want] to try to at least provide people with fewer resources an opportunity to participate,” said Wall. Skiers pay $49, which includes skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, rentals, lesson tips and entertainment. The program runs on Saturdays from 3 to 10 p.m. and families are encouraged to bring Diversity Day Where: 686 Flanders Road, Henniker When: Monday, Jan. 15, from 3 to 10 p.m. Cost: $49 Visit: or call 1-888-728-7732 Pats Peak’s POP program takes place every Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Guests pay $49, which includes skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, rentals, lesson tips and entertainment.

Diversity Day at Pats Peak. Courtesy photo.

their own food to avoid worrying about spending more money on a meal. “Pay one price to do everything you want to do and it won’t cost more than that,” Wall said. “A person can come for $49 and be able to spend the evening here from 3 to 10 and not spend another penny. You can’t go to a movie for that rate.” Working with YES (Youth Enrichment Services), Pats Peak hosts kids from inner-city Boston to experience the winter sport as part of Diversity Day. Now in its 17th year, the event celebrates the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ties it into the work YES and Pats Peak do today, according to Wall. “[YES] is a program geared toward outdoor activities for inner-


city kids to give them a chance to explore bike trails in western Mass. and the mountains of New Hampshire. We work with them to make sure kids from the inner city get a chance to ski and see what it’s like,” said Wall. All skiers on the mountain are encouraged to attend the day’s events, which include guest speaker Mary Williams, who will talk about the life of her late husband Richard, who walked with Dr. King in Selma. At the lodge, the DJ will be playing music from all over the word. Wall said the Dominican DJ spins a selection of music from South America, Zimbabwe and Cuba. When it gets dark, the YES kids and anyone else who wants to par-

ticipate can take the magic carpet lift to the top of the beginners area wearing glow-in-the-dark necklaces. Skiers will make their way down the trail as an homage to ski ceremonies of yesteryear, which used torches instead of glow sticks. Each year, Diversity Day is officially recognized by state government, with a proclamation from the governor, a declaration from the House of Representatives and a resolution from state Senate, according to Wall. The mountain is fully functional during Diversity Day and the public is welcome to attend. Wall said Pats Peak’s trails are 100 percent open and their triple lift opened this year and is ready to take skiers to the peak.


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We’ve had some very cold weather recently. And although I hear gardeners at the post office or country store complaining about the cold, the weather has been normal for this time of year. It’s January, after all, and it’s supposed to be cold. It’s even good to have some deep cold. I live in a Zone 4 location. That means that during an average winter the temperatures will dip down to between minus 20 and minus 30 degrees. So far I’ve recorded temps in the low 20s to below zero. Balmy? No, but still in the normal range for my climatic zone. Trees, shrubs and perennial flowers can be damaged or killed if the temperatures get too cold, especially if the temperature stays low for a number of days, or if there is a strong cold wind. Snow cover is good, as it serves as a blanket over the roots. We’ve had a long run of cold days, and we’re all shivering a little, even our plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture rates each state with a zone depending on averages. These zones reflect the average extreme minimum temperature over a 10 year period as follows: Zone 3: -40; Zone 4: -30; Zone 5: -20; Zone 6: -10; Zone 7: 0 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t know your climatic zone, Google will show you a Plant Hardiness Zone map covering your area. So what is good about cold times? As my late sister, Ruth Anne Mitchell, used to say, “Thirty below keeps out the riff-raff.” By that she meant invasive pests like the wooly adelgid that devastates Canadian hemlocks in southern New England. As the climate warms, they have been slowly moving northward. This year might knock back pest numbers. Late blight, a fungal pest which can devastate tomatoes and potatoes, can overwinter in Georgia but will not survive in New England if the soil freezes. Of course if we have a deep snow cover, the soil will not freeze more than a few inches. That is why you shouldn’t let “volunteer” potato plants remain in the garden next spring if you had any late blight last summer. Late blight can winter-over in potatoes, but not in foliage. Unfortunately early blight will survive our cold winters, and comes back every year. I sometimes grow perennial flowers that are rated for use only in warmer zones. I have plenty of Zone 5 plants, and even try some that are only rated for Zone 6. If they are well established and have the growing conditions that make them do well, they will often survive for several years before a very cold winter like this one does them in. But by then I’ve had several years of enjoyment. Very few perennials last forever. Only peo-

Hay and fabric to protect kousa dogwood.

nies really can be expected to last for the rest of your life. I have one from my grandmother Lenat’s garden — and she died in 1953. My mom grew it, and then gave me a piece of it in the 1980s. I hope one of my grandchildren will want it when I die. You can take measures to protect shrubs and small trees from cold weather, but I don’t know that it really makes much difference. I know some people wrap their tender shrubs with burlap or synthetic fabric in effort to help them survive the winter. Last winter I wrapped a 2-year-old kousa dogwood (Zone 5) with fabric. I did not get any blossoms, but there was no winter dieback from the cold. This fall I did not bother wrapping my kousa dogwood, but I did mulch the roots well with bark chips to protect the roots. It may just be too young to blossom, or need more sunshine. I have a Japanese red maple that is rated as a Zone 5 plant, but is now over 40 years old. When it was a young plant it often lost branches (or the tips of branches) after cold winters. I have never done anything to protect it from the cold, and I would rate it as a Zone 4 plant. The mother plant in Connecticut at my parents’ home is majestic. Here the cold has kept it small. Roses are often susceptible to cold weather, but again, I have Zone 5 roses that have survived here. I cut them back in the spring to remove blackened or brown branches killed by the cold. Some years, particularly for luscious new roses, I use cut branches of evergreens to protect them. And some roses I buy and use as annuals. Instead of putting your Christmas tree on the curb to be hauled away by the city, cut off all the branches and use them around roses or other tender small shrubs. I stand up the branches leaning them against a rose, forming a teepee. Does this really make a difference? I don’t know. It will break the wind, but the temperature can’t be much different. I don’t fear for my plants when we have a cold snap. After all, if something dies, it opens up a new place in the garden for an exciting new plant. So stop your grumbling — unless it keeps you warm! Read Henry’s blog posts at henryhomeyer.



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Car gives driving scores to train drivers to be less aggressive Dear Car Talk: We recently bought a 2016 Prius. In general, we love it. We’re averaging mileage in the mid-50s. But I have one complaint: After each ride, it gives you a drivBy Ray Magliozzi ing score from 1 to 100; if it thinks your score is too low, you get “helpful” driving hints. What the heck does it know about driving? It gets driven, but it has never driven anywhere on its own — it’s not a selfdriving car. If I slam on the brakes to avoid some moron who has just swerved in front of me, it most likely will advise me to decelerate more smoothly. But the most aggravating feature is that it consistently gives my wife higher scores than mine. I generally get scores in the mid-60s or 70s (along with helpful driving hints), whereas she consistently gets scores in the 80s and even sometimes in the 90s. So, my question: Is there any way to disable this annoying feature without having to spend thousands of dollars? — Mike It’s measuring aggressiveness, Mike. And judging from the tone of your letter, it looks like it might be on to something! If you want better mileage — and if you want your car to last longer — driving gen-

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tly is among the best things you can do. This annoying “score” is measuring how gently you accelerate, how steadily you cruise and how infrequently and gently you brake. And it’s telling you something I’m sure you already know: that you’re an animal, Mike, and your wife is not. I’m sure your wife anticipated this problem when she talked you into trading in your Dodge Charger for this Prius. Psychologists know that if you want to change behavior, you have to measure it. So, by giving you a score, and tacitly encouraging you to beat your score, the car is trying to train you to do the things that improve your mileage. I suppose you could try to spite it and play a game to see how low a score you could get. Then you can try to convince your wife that it’s like blood pressure — the lower, the better. But I don’t think she’s going to buy it. And unfortunately, there is no way to turn off or disable the scoring. You may be able to choose a different information screen (like the messages screen), but then you’ll lose all the other useful information that the mileage screen provides. So I’d make peace with it, Mike, and try following its suggestions. Or, if that fails, try sabotaging your wife’s braking score by yelling “Watch out!” every few minutes.


Dear Car Talk: My father left his grandson his ‘56 Ford Thunderbird. My nephew and a friend were restoring the car, but when they had the engine rebuilt, they didn’t bother rebuilding the transmission. Now the transmission is going out, and our mechanic, who takes care of his T-bird, gave him the name of his transmission specialist. My nephew was told that this person can rebuild the transmission without taking it out of the car. I would really like a second opinion. Is this possible — completely rebuilding a transmission without dropping it out of the car? — James If your nephew’s main concern is not spending much money, he can let this guy try. It’s possible that this guy will get the transmission to function again, but it’ll be an incomplete job. Without removing the transmission, you can’t replace the front seal, which, if it’s not leaking now, may leak later. And you can’t replace the torque converter, which is a crucial transmission component. What he’s probably going to do is remove and clean up the valve body, adjust the bands and change the filter and fluid. If you’re lucky, that could get the transmission working again, and your nephew will be set for a while. But if the transmission’s clutches are cooked, the gears are chewed up or the

torque converter is failing, he won’t be able to fix that stuff with the transmission still in the car. That would require removing the transmission and rebuilding it — if you can find the parts. So before your nephew spends anything, I would suggest that he track down his local T-Bird club. There undoubtedly are a bunch of guys around who either love old T-Birds, or who prefer tinkering with old T-Birds to cleaning their gutters. See if you can find them. If there’s no T-Bird-specific club in your area, any “classic car” club probably will do (or find the national club online). Then ask those guys how they approached this problem with their T-Birds. If there are 15 guys in the club, you’ll get the benefit of at least 15 experiences fixing T-Bird transmissions. If you can get the thing totally rebuilt, I’d suggest that you do that. Obviously, that’ll cost more, but this car is not just any old heap, James — it’s a family heirloom old heap. And presumably, your nephew plans to keep it for a long time. And if you run into a dead end, tell your nephew to sign up for one of those cultural exchange tours to Cuba. And see if bringing back a 1955 Ford transmission will count as a “cultural exchange.” Visit




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The Water’s Extreme Journey exhibit at the SEE Science Center (200 Bedford St., Manchester) has been extended to Sunday, Jan. 21, so kids can learn about the journey a single drop of water takes before it ends up in a lake or in their kitchen sink. Guests will learn through interactive activities and exhibits. Weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9 for ages 3 and up. Visit or call 669-0400. Join the Free Code Camp at the Concord Public Library (45 Green St., Concord) on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. If you are interested in programming or want to hone your existing web development skills, stop by and learn with other coders. This group is open to people of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets, and it follows the Free Code Camp curriculum. Free. Visit or call 225-8670. Encourage a reluctant reader with a certified therapy dog at the Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford) on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Readers and children having difficulties with reading can become more relaxed and confident in the presence of therapy pets. No registration required. Visit or call 249-0645.

Clubs Writing HUDSON WRITING • GROUP The Rodgers Memorial Library has a new writing group that will meet to do warm-up writing exercises, spend the morning working on individual writing projects and collaborating with other writers.. During the last 15-minutes, the club will discuss progress and brainstorm ideas. Fri., Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Free. Visit ro call 886-6030. Hobby • MANCHESTER STAMP CLUB Add to your stamp collection, swap stories and learn about philately from the birth of the postage stamp in 1840 until 2016. Mon., Jan. 22, 7 to 9 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 673 Weston Road, Manchester. First meeting is free. Call 4865750.

UNIQUE FINDS ON SALE EVERY DAY - ITEMS WILL VARY Join Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for a Pizza Party with Painted Turtles on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families will meet the center’s friendly reptile ambassadors during an interactive presentation about the turtles and snakes of New Hampshire. Make a peek-a-boo turtle craft to take home and enjoy a pizza lunch while watching the turtles. Cost is $15 per family. Visit or call 626-3474.

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Bring Your Own Baby to the Red River Theaters (11 S. Main St., Suite L1, Concord) for their BYOB series on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. New parents can enjoy a movie in a baby-friendly theater. Feed your baby, hold your baby and watch a movie with other new families. To make the experience comfortable for babies, there will be brighter lights and lower volumes. Cost $9. Visit or call 224-4600.

Toastmasters • CONCORD TOASTMASTERS Improve your ability to reach and motivate people while improving your speaking, listening and thinking skills. Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:30 to 6 p.m. Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway, Concord. To learn more, stop by a meeting, call 715-1881 or visit • MANCHESTER TOASTMASTERS Join the Manchester Toastmasters to be part of a network of supportive professionals. The club meets regularly to work on communication and leadership skills. Thurs., Jan. 18, 6 p.m. Manchester Community College, Room 240, 1066 Front St., Manchester. Visit Crafts Events • KNIT NIGHT Knitting club will meet to knit, talk about knitting and trade techniques. Bring your current project or start a new one at the club. Weare Public

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Kim Fallon

Chief Forensic Investigator Kim Fallon of Meredith is the chief forensic investigator with the New Hampshire Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Explain what your current job is. It’s pretty varied. I supervise the death investigators, who are called assistant deputy medical examiners, or ADMEs. We have one on at every county, 24/7. Then I deal with a lot of the office issues, like identification of bodies and dealing with funeral homes and police departments and talking to families. I also have a couple grants with the CDC. … One of the grants is on sudden unexpected infant deaths, the other one is sudden death in the young. … And then the other grant is the National Violent Death Reporting System. So I oversee those in the office also. … I’m also dealing with bodies in the morgue that

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nobody makes arrangement for. … We do those drug [overdose] data updates. We try to do it once a month, just me and my parttime evidence tech. How long have you worked there? I was hired as the chief forensic investigator in 2005. How did you get interested in this kind of work? I met Roger Fossum, who was the first state chief medical examiner. He was telling me … how they were going to be training people to go out to scenes … and it was interesting to me but I didn’t act on it for a few years. Then, a few years later, I

called them up and I got trained [as an ADME] in the office — this was, like, 1992 — and started doing cases in 1993. … I had been doing that until 2005, when the chief forensic investigator position opened up.

investigator position, our former chief, Dr. Thomas Andrew, … told me not to get burnt out, which didn’t even really occur to me at the time, but I can definitely see how it could happen. There’s just so much work to do and we’re such a small staff.

What kind of education or training did you need for this? What do you wish you’d Courtesy photo. For the ADME position, we known at the beginning of your hire … people that have backgrounds as career? paramedics, nurses or physician assistants It would be great to have the experience and then we train them. When I started, I had when you start, but that’s such a long proa bachelor’s in biology and I was a paramed- cess of acquiring experience. … The whole ic. … There wasn’t any formal education thing was a journey and I was acquiring [for chief forensic investigator]. I’ve just experience all the way that led me to the gone to a lot of conferences. … I worked in job that I have now. public health for about four years before I got the job in the medical examiner’s office. What is your typical at-work uniform? … I worked in disease surveillance. That It’s kind of business casual. It depends; if was helpful because I learned how the state I’m going to a meeting or I’m doing some works and a lot about data. public speaking, then I get more businessy.

How did you find your current job? What was the first job you ever had? I was also one of the ADMEs, so we I was a … soda jerk [at a] soda fountain all knew that the previous chief forensic [in] Terryville, Connecticut. investigator had left and that there was an — Ryan Lessard opening. So I applied for it. What else are you really into?

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FOOD Welcome to the Club

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The space on the corner of Cypress and Massabesic streets on Manchester’s East Side where many eateries have come and gone — Metro Diner, New Day Diner and Andy’s Place, to name a few — has a new diner, with renovations like handbuilt wooden countertops and tin ceiling tiles to give it a cozy, rustic feel. It’s called The Breakfast Club, and while the name has no direct connection to the ‘80s cult classic film of the same name, according to owner Tim Papakostas, the diner is already beginning to gain a following since opening about six weeks ago. It’s open for all-day breakfast and lunch six days a week and features a menu of homemade omelets, crepes, soups, sandwiches, burgers and more. “We’ve had a very good response,” Papakostas said. “The people have been very kind to us and the whole menu sells pretty good.” Among the menu items that Papakostas said have especially taken off are the ones found in the Southwest section. They include huevos rancheros (two eggs any style on top of a crispy tortilla with chorizo queso, black beans and pico de gallo), stuffed scrambled egg tacos, croque senorita (ham and cheese sandwich on sourdough bread topped with an over-easy egg) and a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, avocado, black beans and chorizo queso. All are served with your choice of

• Making the cut: Chef Corey Fletcher of Revival Kitchen & Bar in Concord will appear at Local Baskit (10 Ferry St., Concord) to teach a chop and stock class on Monday, Jan. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants will learn the techniques for chopping a whole chicken but must bring their own knives and a stock pot. Everyone will take home the chicken and stock ingredients, plus a stock recipe. The cost is $36 per person. Visit or call 219-0882. • Wine and dine: Join LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) for its next Winemaker’s Kitchen cooking with wine class on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. This class will focus on learning how to make classic Italian sauces, including carbonara sauce, Bolognese sauce, pesto and more. Wine will either be paired or prepared with each item. These classes are for couples, singles, families, friends and colleagues. The cost is $25 per person and registration is required. Visit or call 672-9898. • Eat local: Chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast in Hollis will present Feasting with Recipes Then & Now at the Griffin Free Public Library (22 Hooksett Road, Auburn) on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The event is a slide presentation, a cooking demonstration and tasting, with the theme of eating locally. Barbour will explore the historical effects of large-scale farming and manufacturing on our recipes and food preparation. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit or call 483-5374. • Chef’s picks: Flag Hill Distillery & Winery (297 N. River Road, Lee) is holding 36 Looking for more food and drink fun? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and

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home fries or seasonal fruit. The menu also features various types of omelets, like traditional cheese, but also a Tuscan omelet with roasted tomato, roasted pepper, grilled onions and Gorgonzola cheese; a Southwest omelet with chorizo sausage, grilled onion and pepper, avocado, queso and pico de gallo; and a Mediterranean omelet with fresh baby spinach, feta cheese and Kalamata olives. For crepes, choose from flavors like Nutella banana (filled with Nutella, banana slices and a chocolate drizzle), McIntosh (filled with cinnamon baked apples, ham and cheese, and drizzled with powdered sugar) and Virginia (filled with scrambled eggs, ham and cheese and topped with hollandaise sauce), among others. But if you want to stick with the traditional route, there is also an extensive menu of pancakes, French toast, eggs made in

any style and breakfast sandwiches, all of which can be ordered separately or as menu combos with bacon, sausages, ham, homefries and more. Papakostas, who has worked in and owned several restaurants across New Hampshire and Connecticut over his nearly 40-year career — including the former Nathaniel’s Family Eatery in Nashua — said the menu is almost entirely new, since it’s his first to include all-day breakfast. “The one thing we’ve noticed, that is probably because of the name, is that we’ve got more breakfast going out than anything else, even at lunchtime,” he said. Lunch items available include a few soups, salads and a variety of wraps and sandwiches. A small section called “guilty pleasures” features burgers and macaroni and cheese, with options to add Buffalo sauce, chicken or bacon.

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Visitors to the Brookline Public Library who have their own recipes for soups or breads can enter them in a friendly competition to win bragging rights at the library’s fifth annual Soup Night, happening on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The event usually yields more than a dozen soups brought in by amateur chefs for everyone to try and decide their favorite kinds. It started in 2014 as a friendly community gathering in the wintertime — and, for the second year, will include the competitive element of judges choosing the winner as well. “It’s one of our most popular programs and definitely a great thing for January,” library outreach coordinator Keith Thompson said. “Folks get to bring in their own soups and share them with everybody, but if somebody doesn’t feel like making soup, they can make a bread as well that would go with [the soups].” There is no cost to enter your soup into the competition, nor requirement to be a town resident or library card holder — simply call or visit the library to sign up if you know which soup you’d like to make. “Even many of the library staff … often plan on bringing soup … so it’s a great opportunity to either show off a favorite recipe or try someone else’s,” said Thompson. Thompson said the soups entered in past events have included everything from traditional flavors like chicken noodle to some more inventive flavors that are often different each year. “Last year’s winner was a sausage chowder. That was quite good,” he said. “Another one of my favorites was a Guinness beef stew, and then you’ll see seafood chowders and tomato-based soups.” 171 Kelley St., Manchester • 624.3500 Mon 7:30–2 • Tue–Fri 7:30–6 • Sat 8–5 • Sun 9–1

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As with last year’s event, this year’s Soup Night will feature a panel of three “celebrity judges” who will taste each soup and vote on their favorite, which will win the Soup Night “champion bowl.” Each judge is a notable community member, according to Thompson, including Brookline’s town administrator, Tad Putney. “We do encourage people to tell us what kind of soup [they’ll] bring … so we don’t end up with multiple kinds of the same soup,” Thompson said, adding that there is no deadline to register as an entrant.

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• Art Feynman, Near Negative A • Davod Warner, M.R. James’ Casting the Runes A+ BOOKS


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Here We Go Magic leader Luke Temple is still a quick and effective worker, having kicked off this project in July by releasing the full-length Blast Off Through the Wicker, followed now by this EP. Historically, this Salem, Massachusetts-raised painter-gone-musician has tendered rare examples of charming weirdo-pop, emphasis mercifully on the pop, and here he goes all the way back to his roots, slapping this EP together on a four-track recorder, which technically should only mean there’s a bit of signal loss when the recording is taped. In a primer on the advantages of working with such rudimentary studio gear, this six-songer opens with “Shelter,” a rainy, urban, chilled-down cross between Prince and 1970s-radio whiz-kid David Essex; it’s old-school ’80s and bleeding-edge tech-pop at the same time, quite brilliant. Another stripped-down but not lo-fi chestnut, “I’ll Get Your Money,” combines Calexico with Vampire Weekend. I dunno, to me, this guy is a (relatively) unsung modern version of Nick Drake, and he just gets better and better. A — Eric W. Saeger David Warner, M.R. James’ Casting The Runes (Cadabra Records)

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Funny that this one should pop up a few days after I’d been listening to some old BBC-produced, Christopher Lee-read Montague Rhodes James stories on YouTube. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, James was England’s premier spinner of ghost stories, and it’s been my habit for a few years now to read them around Christmas time. They’re wildly spooky, quite a bit like H.P. Lovecraft but more steeped in what you’d call traditional ghost themes; James’ tales — about witch-haunted trees, living pictures and things — were first told to his King’s College students, who’d gather around his fireplace at Christmas. A few months ago we’d discussed this company’s vinyl version of Dracula, and this is yet another terrific followup (they’ve also done some Sherlock Holmes stories as well as Charles Dickens’ ghost story The Signalman), another limited vinyl run featuring 30 minutes of acclaimed actor David Warner speaking the roles tangled in this eerie account (later adapted in the 1957 film Night of the Demon) of a cursed occultist. Really looking forward to what these guys will do next. A+ — Eric W. Saeger

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• Vaguely interesting San Franciscan shoegaze/noise-rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club may be familiar to you through the song “Done All Wrong,” which was in the movie Twilight: New Moon, which shouldn’t necessarily be held against them. Due out Jan. 12, their eighth LP, Wrong Creatures, has already had four singles as of this writing, and I picked “King of Bones” to check out because it’s a cool song title. The guitar sound is so fractured and fuzzed it sounds like a rusty garage door, which automatically means it’s awesome, not that some pizza company wouldn’t use it in a commercial. Singer Peter Hayes’ voice melts over it with psychedelic effects and heartfelt ennui; what this means is that these guys have improved immensely. • Yay, it’s eyeliner emo time, let’s go see what’s up with those totally edgy mopers Black Veil Brides, whose new album Vale is coming out on Jan. 12. Right, I know, I get it, these fellas are Generation Text’s answer to Alice Cooper in a way, I apologize, I’m totally sorry. Wait a second, get off my lawn you 4chan-lurking whippersnappers, I’m not going to lie for you anymore; this band is just a cross between worst-albums-era Metallica and Electric Six with Insane Clown Posse’s engineering staff. This should be a comedy act on The Gong Show, not “Seriously, these guys are the next Kiss, I’m telling you man!” Let’s plod over to the gizmo thing and listen to the latest whatever they’re whatevering. Honestly, I do dig a few YouTubers who love these guys, but I’m telling you, this had better be good, and by “good” I don’t mean “great background tunes for when you’re playing World of Warcraft and chatting on IRC with my homes.” OK, the rollout single “My Vow” has a decent riff anyway, more badass and cool than your basic Avenged Sevenfold song (what isn’t?). They’ll be at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Feb. 2. • Yikes, here’s a band I haven’t thought about in years, Umphrey’s McGee! Back in 2004, when I was at Some Other Paper, I forced myself, as a test, to write about this Indiana jam band without using the word “Phish” 50 times. Now that I no longer care about looking like The Hippest Rock Critic on Earth, I’d like to say they sound like Phish, with a hint of Phish, and as well, Phish, but not as good. It’s Not Us is their new album. There’s probably a single that sounds like Phish, or more than likely, Phish. • Your no-attention-span friend who plays a guitar that goes “BWEEDLE DEDDLE DEEEoooEE” will want to know about What Happens Next, the new new LP from guitar god beedle-deeer Joe Satriani! I just know it’s going to be full of bweedle-dees, boo-wow-WEEs and chunky biddle-diddle-diddles. So kool! — Eric W. Saeger

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Between his love for travel and his upbringing in a military family, Don Wellman has visited and lived in countries all over the world, including Germany, Mexico and Spain. When he started writing poetry in the late ’60s shortly after graduating from college, he found himself revisiting those cultures, both for subject matter for his own writing and to explore how international poetry relates to English poetry. Wellman continues to write what he calls transcultural poetry, which is featured in his latest book of poetry, Essay Poems, released in November. “I love this sense of being connected to world poetry as much as I am to local poetry,” Wellman said. “I’ve always been drawn to writing poetry where the language and cultural references of several cultures are mixed together. It creates new concepts and new ways of thinking about things.” Wellman will read poetry from the new book during a visit to Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord on Wednesday, Jan. 17, where he will be joined by fellow Poetry Society of New Hampshire member Rodger Martin, who will also read some of his own work. Essay Poems consists of nine long and 24 short serial poems (poems that are dependent on each other to be fully expressed) that cover various topics and intermix elements of the Spanish, Latin, German and French languages. “It’s elusive poetry; it goes in and out of many different things — masculinity, politics, philosophy, lives of poets who have passed,” Wellman said. “No one poem is complete. It requires a string of poems, and that string requires multiple interweavings, which can only be seen with a close reading of the poem.” The inspiration for Wellman’s poetry, he said, comes from a combination of his vivid dreams, which he records, literature he is reading or has read, and philosophical concepts. “I read through my notebook to see if there are any connections between the notes I’ve taken about real-life things and the notes I’ve taken about my dreams,” he

said. “It’s a building process. I try to thread things together and construct something bigger based on those threads.” Rodger Martin’s work also deals with international poetry. His new book, For All the Tea in Zhōngguó, due out this spring, includes his English translations of Mandarin poetry, and his own poetry translated into Mandarin. Martin worked for three years to produce the book, in collaboration with a Mandarin translator. “There’s so much about the language [of a poem] that is central to getting that emotional impact across effectively, and when you translate the poem into another language, you lose some of that,” he said. “My goal is to do translations that recreate that original sound and imagery, and to recapture the essence of the poem and its original power in the new language.” His mission with For All The Tea in Zhōngguó, Martin said, is to inspire people to be more open to “horizons of poetry beyond their shores,” and to help reshape the way people think about poetry in the U.S.” “It amazes me that Americans have no concept of how powerful poetry is in the rest of the world,” he said. “I hope that over time we’ll come to appreciate poetry more in this country.” Martin plans to read at least one of the poems from the forthcoming book as well as some poems from his previous published books of poetry: The Battlefield Guide, which explores Civil War battlefields and what they mean for America today, and The Blue Moon Series, a collection of 14 poems, one for each of the full moons in the complete lunar cycle. “I always get chills when I see a full moon come up all huge over the horizon. How can you not be moved by that?” he said. “And with poetry and the beauty of language itself, I have the ability to get that emotional depth across quickly and intensely.”


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Books Author Events • TY GAGNE Author presents Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova. Thurs., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. • JOE HILL Author presents Strange Weather: Four Short Novels. Fri., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth. Visit • THREE VIBRANT VOICES, ONE WINTER NIGHT The Silo Series presents three writers: Meg Day, David Moloney and Michael Brosnan. Sat., Jan. 13, 7 to 10 p.m. The Word Barn, 66 Newfields Road, Exeter. • BENJAMIN LUDWIG Author signs and discusses Ginny Moon. Sat., Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit • ROSA DELAURO Author presents The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable. Sat.,

Jan. 20, 2 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit • DISCOVER LOCAL AUTHORS Jeffrey L Diamond, Steven Szmyt, and Maresha Ducharme present their books. Wed., Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit • GARY TAUBES Author presents The Case Against Sugar. Thurs., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. The Music Hall , 28 Chestnut St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $30. Visit • GAZMEND KAPLLANI Author presents A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth. Thurs., Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit • JOJO MOYES Author presents Still Me. Wed., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. The Music Hall , 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $13.75. Visit

Poetry events • DAVID CARROLL Poet discusses poetry. Sun., Jan, 14, 2 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St. , Warner. Visit • DON WELLMAN AND RODGER MARTIN Poetry Society of New Hampshire presents. Wed., Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit

Book discussion groups • NASHUA NOVEL READERS Monthly book discussion group. Second Thurs., 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit • CONVERSATIONS AND COMRADERY Monthly discussion group. Third Thurs., 11 a.m. Tucker Free Library , 31 Western Ave. , Henniker. Call 428-3471. • MORNING BOOK GROUP Monthly discussion. Fourth Wed., 10:15 to 11:30 p.m. Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Visit • NORSE MYTH & FOLKLORE GROUP Fourth Sun., 2 to 4 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, Lorden Plaza, 614 Nashua St. , Milford. Visit • BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB Monthly discussion. Last Tues., 12:15 p.m. Manchester City Library , 405 Pine St. , Manchester. Visit • EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Monthly discussion. First Thurs., 7 p.m. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Visit Call 886-6030. • BOOKENDS BOOK GROUP Monthly discussion group. First Sun., 4 to 5 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St. , Warner. Visit • GIBSON’S BOOK CLUB Monthly discussion group. First Mon., 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit • AFTERTHOUGHTS Monthly book discussion group. First Tues., 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit • 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.

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All The Money in the World (R)

Christopher Plummer saves the day in All The Money in the World, a fascinating bit of movie trivia and OK movie.

The trivia: as was widely reported, and as you may have noticed in early trailers, this movie (which is based on the real-life 1973 kidnapping of one of the grandsons of world’s richest man J. Paul Getty) once starred Kevin Spacey as Getty. After sexual misconduct allegations came out about Spacey, director Ridley Scott recast the role with Christopher Plummer and reshot the Getty scenes. In addition to being a clever way of saving the work of everyone else in the movie, this reshoot probably got Scott a better Getty. Plummer is 88 (versus Spacey’s 58) and Getty is supposed to be about 80 during the events of this movie. Plummer, the best part of the recent The Man Who Invented Christmas, can really get to the motivations and emotions of this kind of guy — rich, used to being obeyed and, deep down, maybe hurt and scared. He makes him a rounded person, which gives his more villainous moments more depth and keeps him from just being a live-action Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. Though Getty could easily find the $17 million kidnappers ask for when they take teenage John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer; no relation to Christopher according to IMDb), his first instinct is to say no to any amount of dollars. Gail Getty (Michelle Williams), Paul’s mom and ex-wife of Getty’s drug-addicted son (Andrew Buchan), begs for help but Getty’s only response is to send, whether she likes it or not, Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-CIA officer who handles Getty’s security and negotiations. Chase is meant to negotiate for Paul’s release — for significantly less than $17 million — and to find him. At first, Chase believes that Paul somehow crafted his own kidnapping as a way of getting money from his tight-fisted grandfather. But then Chase comes to realize what Gail believes and we in the audience know for certain: Paul is indeed being held against his will and by men whose patience is wearing thin.

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Coming in at two hours and 12 minutes, All the Money in the World is maybe 20 minutes longer than it needs to be with a few scenes that seem to exist only For Your Oscar Consideration. Though Plummer does good work here, it’s Williams who shines. She is a grieving terrified mother who has to pull herself together and act strategically if she wants to save her son. To some degree, she must fight everyone — Getty, Chase, the Italian police, the ever-present gaggle of reporters — to keep efforts to find and rescue her son alive. I’ve seen six of the 10 Golden Globe-nominated best actress performances and I’d put Williams just above the middle of the pack of those performances, which were all, to my mind, a B+ or better. The rest of the movie falls into the “huh, interesting” category: the look at life in 1970s Italy (where the action takes place), the biographical bits about Getty, Gail’s fabulous 1970s outfits. A tighter edit might have given the movie more energy; conversely more backstory about Getty might have given the movie more context and wider significance. As it is, All the Money in the World is totally middle-of-the-awards-season-pack fine. B Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief drug content, according to the MPAA. Directed by Ridley Scott with a screenplay by David Scarpa (based on a book by John Pearson), All the

Money in the World is two hours and 12 minutes long and distributed by Tristar Pictures.

Molly’s Game (R)

Jessica Chastain gets meaty dialogue and a swell wardrobe in Molly’s Game, a most Sorkin-y movie written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about reallife poker game-runner Molly Bloom.

After Molly’s (Chastain) competitive skiing career ends with a wipeout during Olympic tryouts, she goes to Los Angele where a cocktail waitress gig gets her a job as an assistant to Dean Keith (Jeremy Strong), who runs an underground poker game. He has her organize the game and serve as hostess. She makes no money from the game itself, but the players — all men, all rich and many famous — tip her at the end of the night. She continues serving as the weekly game’s hostess and, after Dean fires her, she starts her own game at a fancy hotel penthouse. The allure of the game isn’t just the upscale offerings but also the other players, including Player X (Michael Cera), a famous actor who is a poker whiz and a jerk. The draw of Player X also has its down sides, as Molly learns when she disagrees with him about his actions toward another player. If he brings in the players, he can also shut down the game if he takes the regulars elsewhere. To run a game dependent on no one per-


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son, Molly heads to New York City. She hires beautiful women to tend bar and vet players and brings in hedge fund guys and foreign billionaires who think nothing of her quartermillion-dollar entry fee. This game also has its risks. To be a reliable bank for the huge amounts of credit she extends, one of her dealers suggests she take a small percentage of the pot for herself. This gets her more money fast — as opposed to just relying on tips — but it also moves the game from technically maybe sort of legal-ish to illegal. This brings her unwelcome attention from the mob and law enforcement. We hear/see most of this tale in narrated flashback as Molly talks to her lawyer (Idris Elba) in preparation for federal prosecution. Chastain is clearly having fun with this character and knows who she wants Molly to be — not unlike how both Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) seemed to have specific ideas about their characters in their otherwise “meh” recent movies. The somewhat stylized dialogue gives Chastain here plenty of good material to work with and I’m sure it’s fun to act opposite Idris Elba. And while it sounds like I’m being dismissive, that’s a lot, right there, for a movie to have going for it and this movie would be nothing without those things. But I don’t know that Chastain’s clear vision and Sorkin’s fun-in-a-Sorkin-y way dialogue is enough. (And his dialogue is less fun here than, say, the razor-sharp writing of The Social Network.) Scenes of Elba and Kevin Costner, who plays Molly’s dad, speechifying suggest that Sorkin — whom I like, I feel I should say — might be one of those people who needs a director to help focus his writing and ideas. The movie crafts a very solid character but doesn’t give her a story with enough heft or energy to make the movie much more than just a good performance. B Rated R for language, drug content and some violence. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (from a book by real-life Molly Bloom, which I now totally want to read), Molly’s Game is two hours and 20 minutes long and distributed by STX Entertainment.

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• Twin bill: Soulful blues rockers Dwight & Nicole kick off a two-night stand with favorites from their catalog and covers, followed the next night with a preview of the upcoming LP Electric Lights. Thursday, Jan. 11, and Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Riverwalk Cafe, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua. Tickets $15 at • Mike power: The three-day Granite State Hip Hop Festival commences with positivity from rapper Friendship, who performs a special set with Bugout and Ape the Grim. Mdot and EMS appear with a live band, and the next night’s Hip Hop Heroes showcase has Joe Grizzly, Sadat X, Undo Kati and a half dozen more. To wrap up, it’s an Artists to Watch night hosted by Chris Davis with DJ Twin Selectra. Starts Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Jewel Music Venue, 61 Canal St., Manchester. $30 three-day tickets at • Testifying: With her retrospective CD Hat Trick just out, singer Alexis P. Suter returns to the Lakes Region. Living Blues magazine called th Brooklyn-based emotive, fierce and ferocious. Go Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia. Tickets are $25 at • Laugh on: A fundraiser for a local little league team features comic Mark Riley performing, with support from Mitch Stinson and Michelle Mortenson. Riley riffs on the wussification of America — he wrote a book called Not Every Kid Should Get a Trophy — and talks about his time as a pro hockey referee. Go Saturday, Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m., Rochester Elks Lodge, 295 Columbus Ave., Rochester. Tickets $25 at the door. Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at

With a guitar, microphone and sound machine, Nicole Knox Murphy is a ubiquitous presence on the local music scene, playing shows most every weekend. She’s also accomplished beyond the border of her home state, recording in Nashville after being recognized by the New Hampshire Country Music Association multiple times. The NHCMA recently honored her as Songwriter of the Year, and her album Music in My Heart was named 2017’s best. Now, after years of performing alone, she’s launching Nicole Knox Murphy & the 603 Band. The quartet promises a mix of traditional and modern country rock covers in the Skynyrd and Seger vein, and plenty of Murphy’s slice-of-life originals. It includes former Shana Stack Band drummer Rick Leavitt, Michael Degan on guitar and bass player Richard Quintal. Quintal, whom everyone calls Quinn, spurred Murphy to try playing with others, though she jokes that she’s solo so there’s no one else to blame. A graphic artist who created many of her gig posters, he remarked once that artists have it tough, and she should have a band. “I was worried, as bands are hard and complicated,” Murphy said during a Skype interview in the kitchen of her Candia home, with Quintal and Leavitt at her side. “I’ve been alone for such a long time, and I didn’t know how to be responsible for other people.” Nicole Knox Murphy & the 603 Band When: Friday, Jan. 26, 9 p.m. Where: Bonfire Country Bar, 950 Elm St., Manchester More::

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Derry Coffee Factory 55 Crystal Ave 432-6006 Francestown Drae Toll Booth Tavern 14 E Broadway 216-2713 740 2nd NH Tpke N 588-1800 Dover Claremont Cara Irish Pub Common Man Gilford 11 Fourth St. 343-4390 Patrick’s 21 Water Street Dover Brick House 542-6171 18 Weirs Road 293-0841 Taverne on the Square 2 Orchard St. 749-3838 Schuster’s Tavern Falls Grill & Tavern 2 Pleasant St. 680 Cherry Valley Road 421 Central Ave. 287-4416 293-2600 749-0995 Fury’s Publick House Goffstown Concord 1 Washington St. Area 23 Village Trestle 617-3633 State Street 881-9060 25 Main St. 497-8230 Sonny’s Tavern Barley House 132 N. Main 228-6363 83 Washington St. Greenfield 742-4226 Cheers Riverhouse Cafe 17 Depot St. 228-0180 Top of the Chop 4 Slip Road 547-8710 1 Orchard St. 740-0006 Common Man 1 Gulf Street 228-3463 Hampton Dublin Granite Ashworth By The Sea 96 Pleasant St. 227-9000 DelRossi’s Trattoria 295 Ocean Blvd. 73 Brush Brook Rd Hermanos 926-6762 11 Hills Ave. 224-5669 563-7195 Bernie’s Beach Bar Makris 73 Ocean Blvd 926-5050 East Hampstead 354 Sheep Davis Rd Boardwalk Inn & Cafe Pasta Loft 225-7665 139 Ocean Blvd. 220 E. Main St. Penuche’s Ale House 929-7400 378-0092 6 Pleasant St. Breakers at Ashworth 228-9833 295 Ocean Blvd. 926-6762 Epping Pit Road Lounge Cloud 9 Holy Grail 388 Loudon Rd 225 Ocean Blvd. 64 Main St. 679-9559 226-0533 601-6102 Popovers Red Blazer Community Oven 11 Brickyard Square 72 Manchester St. 845 Lafayette Road 734-4724 224-4101 601-6311 Telly’s Tandy’s Top Shelf CR’s Restaurant 235 Calef Hwy 1 Eagle Square 287 Exeter Road 679-8225 856-7614 929-7972

Thursday, Jan. 11 Claremont Taverne on the Square: Soulfix Ashland Common Man: Jim McHugh & Duo Steve McBrian (Open) Concord Auburn Granite: CJ Poole Duo Auburn Pitts: Open Jam w/ Hermanos: Richard Gardzina Gordy and Diane Pettipas Penuche’s: Sgt Peppers Bedford Copper Door: Paul Rainone Boscawen Alan’s: John Pratte

Exeter Station 19 37 Water St. 778-3923

Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: DJ Pez Fury’s: Bandband Epping Telly’s: Tim Theriault

Logan’s Run 816 Lafayette Road 926-4343 Millie’s Tavern 17 L St. 967-4777 Purple Urchin 167 Ocean Blvd. 929-0800 Ron Jillian’s 44 Lafayette Road 929-9966 Ron’s Landing 379 Ocean Blvd 929-2122 Savory Square Bistro 32 Depot Square 926-2202 Sea Ketch 127 Ocean Blvd. 926-0324 The Goat 20 L St. 601-6928 Wally’s Pub 144 Ashworth Ave. 926-6954

The Bar 2B Burnham Rd 943-5250

Derryfield Country Club 625 Mammoth Road 623-2880 Laconia Foundry 405 Pub 50 Commercial St. 405 Union Ave 524-8405 836-1925 Broken Spoke Saloon Fratello’s 1072 Watson Rd 155 Dow St. 624-2022 866-754-2526 Jewel Margate Resort 61 Canal St. 836-1152 76 Lake St. 524-5210 Karma Hookah & Naswa Resort Cigar Bar 1086 Weirs Blvd. Elm St. 647-6653 366-4341 KC’s Rib Shack Paradise Beach Club 837 Second St. 627-RIBS 322 Lakeside Ave. Murphy’s Taproom 366-2665 494 Elm St. 644-3535 Patio Garden Penuche’s Music Hall Lakeside Ave. 1087 Elm St. 206-5599 Pitman’s Freight Room Salona Bar & Grill 94 New Salem St. 128 Maple St. 624-4020 527-0043 Shaskeen Tower Hill Tavern 909 Elm St. 625-0246 264 Lakeside Ave. Shorty’s 366-9100 1050 Bicentennial Drive Hanover Whiskey Barrel 625-1730 Canoe Club 546 Main St. 884-9536 Stark Brewing Co. 27 S. Main St. 643-9660 500 Commercial St. Jesse’s Tavern Lebanon 625-4444 224 Lebanon St 643-4111 Salt Hill Pub Strange Brew Tavern Salt Hill Pub 2 West Park St. 448-4532 88 Market St. 666-4292 7 Lebanon St. 676-7855 TGI Fridays Skinny Pancake Londonderry 1516 Willow St. 644-8995 3 Lebanon St. 540-0131 Coach Stop Tavern Whiskey’s 20 176 Mammoth Rd 20 Old Granite St. Henniker 437-2022 641-2583 Country Spirit Pipe Dream Brewing Wild Rover 262 Maple St. 428-7007 40 Harvey Road 21 Kosciuszko St. Pat’s Peak Sled Pub 404-0751 669-7722 24 Flander’s Road Stumble Inn 428-3245 20 Rockingham Road Meredith 432-3210 Giuseppe’s Hillsboro 312 Daniel Webster Hwy Tooky Mills Loudon 279-3313 9 Depot St. 464-6700 Hungry Buffalo 58 New Hampshire 129 Merrimack Hillsborough 798-3737 Homestead Mama McDonough’s 641 Daniel Webster Hwy 5 Depot St. 680-4148 Manchester 429-2022 Turismo British Beer Company Jade Dragon 55 Henniker St. 680-4440 1071 S. Willow St. 515 DW Hwy 424-2280 232-0677 Merrimack Biergarten Hooksett Bungalow Bar & Grille 221 DW Hwy 595-1282 Asian Breeze 333 Valley St. 792-1110 Tortilla Flat 1328 Hooksett Rd Cafe la Reine 594 Daniel Webster Hwy 621-9298 915 Elm St 232-0332 262-1693 DC’s Tavern Central Ale House 1100 Hooksett Road 23 Central St. 660-2241 Milford 782-7819 City Sports Grille J’s Tavern 216 Maple St. 625-9656 63 Union Sq. 554-1433 Hudson Club ManchVegas Pasta Loft AJ’s Sports Bar 50 Old Granite St. 241 Union Sq. 11 Tracy Lane 718-1102 222-1677 672-2270

Exeter Station 19: Thursday Night Live

Hillsborough Turismo: Line Dancing

Gilford Patrick’s: Eric Grant

Laconia Whiskey Barrel: Djdirectdrive

Hampton Lebanon CR’s: Ross McGinnes Salt hill: Celtic Open Session Wally’s Pub: Mechanical Shark & Country Music DJ Londonderry Coach Stop: Marc Apostolides Hanover Stumble Inn: Brother Seamus Salt hill Pub: Irish Trad’ Session Manchester Randy Miller/Roger Kahle Central Ale: Jonny Friday Blues

City Sports Grille: DJ Dave Foundry: DJ Marco Valentin Fratello’s: Jazz Night Manchvegas: Open Acoustic Jam w/ Jim Devlin Penuche’s: College night DJ Stef Shaskeen: Will Hatch Band, The Grebes, Eric Ober Strange Brew: Town & Country Music Whiskey’s 20: DJs Shawn White/ Ryan Nichols/Mike Mazz Meredith Giuseppe’s: Jim Tyrrell

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

Merrimack Homestead: Stephen Decuire

Milford J’s Tavern: Clint Lapointe Union Coffee: Justin Cohn / Jackie Hodgkins

Nashua Agave Azul: DJ K-Wil Ladies Night Country Tavern: Ted Solovicos Fody’s: DJ Rich Padula Fratello’s: Amanda Cote O’Shea’s: Mando & The Goat

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New London Flying Goose 40 Andover Road 526-6899 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

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Plaistow Crow’s Nest 181 Plaistow Rd 974-1686

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

Payment due at time of service. Cash, checks or credit cards accepted.


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

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

Newmarket Stone Church: Irish Music w/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki & Jim Prendergast

Concord Area 23: ON2 Duo Pit Road: Murphy’s Law Tandy’s: DJ Iceman Streetz

Peterborough Harlow’s: Bluegrass Night La Mia Casa: Soul Repair

Derry Coffee Factory: Dave LaCroix Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: DJ Music Cara: Woodland Protocol Fury’s: Erin’s Harpe Top of the Chop: Funkadelic Fridays

Salem Copper Door: Rick Watson

Epping Holy Grail: Paul Hubert Telly’s: Brian Johnson

Seabrook Chop Shop: Spent Fuel

Francestown Toll Booth Tavern: Eyes of Age

Weare Stark House: Lisa Guyer

Gilford Patrick’s: Ed McCarron, Jim Tyrrell Schuster’s: Dan the Muzak Man

Belmont Lakes Region Casino: DJ Mark

Suncook Olympus Pizza 42 Allenstown Rd. 485-5288

Salem Jocelyn’s Lounge 355 S. Broadway 870-0045 Sayde’s Restaurant 136 Cluff Crossing 890-1032

Boscawen Alan’s: Doug Thompson

Friday, Jan. 12 Auburn Auburn Pitts: Pop Farmers

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

Riverwalk: Dwight & Nicole w/ Ross Martin & Grant Gordy

Portsmouth Beara Irish Brewing: Weekly Irish Music Fat Belly’s: DJ Flex Martingale: Dave Gerard Thirsty Moose: DJ

Radiographs (X-rays) • • • •

Pittsfield Main Street Grill & Bar 32 Main St. 436-0005

Racks Bar & Grill 20 Plaistow Road 974-2406

Goffstown Village Trestle: Bob Rutherford Hampton The Goat: April Cushman Band

Wally’s Pub: Fast Times Hanover Skinny Pancake: Matchsellers

Henniker Country Spirit: Will Hatch Sled Pub: Almost Acoustic Bob French

Hillsborough McDonough’s: Sugarbush Road

Hooksett Asian Breeze: DJ Albin DC’s Tavern: Downtown Dave And The Deep Pockets Hudson The Bar: Mitch Pelkey Laconia Pitman’s: Alexis P Suter Band Londonderry Coach Stop: Gardner Berry Pipe Dream: Supernothing

Manchester British Beer: Brad Bosse Bungalow: Stargazer/Sentinels/ Beast of Nod/Dream of Scipio/ Wretched T Derryfield: Last Laugh

Foundry: Charlie Chronopoulos Fratello’s: Ryan Williamson Jewel: Granite State Hip Hop Fest Shaskeen: Sirsy Strange Brew: Town & Country Music Whiskey’s 20: DJs Jason Spivak & Sammy Smoove Wild Rover: Paul Costley & Clint Lapointe

Rudi’s: Michael Harrison Thirsty Moose: Cover Story

Meredith Giuseppe’s: Michael Bourgeois

Weare Stark House: Hank Osborne & Hooksett Charles Mitchell DC’s Tavern: Close Range

Merrimack Homestead: Marc Apostolides Biergarten: Paul Lussier Milford J’s Tavern: Acoustic BS Shaka’s: Joe McDonald Tiebreakers: Steve Tolley Moultonborough Buckey’s: Rob & Jody

Rochester Lilac City: Dan Walker & Band Radloff’s: Dancing Madly Backwards Duo Seabrook Chop Shop: Revolver

Hampton Community Oven: Ryan Williamson Wally’s: Jodie Cunningham Band Hanover Salt Hill Pub: Conniption Fits Skinny Pancake: Among the Acres Henniker Sled: McMurphys

Saturday, Jan. 13 Auburn Auburn Pitts: Annual Xmas Tree Burning Party Auburn Tavern: Scott Plante

Hudson The Bar: Bush League

Boscawen Alan’s: Johnny Angel

Londonderry Coach Stop: Clint Lapointe


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Laconia Whiskey Barrel: Whiskey Militia

Bow Chen Yang Li: Malcolm Salls

Manchester Backyard Brewery: Hank Nashua Osborne & Charles Mitchell Country Tavern: Mike Livingston Concord Bonfire: Fred Ellsworth Fody’s: One Fine Mess Area 23: Rev Todd Seely/Opined Bungalow: Glow Party Fratello’s: Ted Solovicos Few City Sports Grille: Shameless Haluwa: Panache Hermanos: Second Wind Derryfield: Eric Grant Band Peddler’s Daughter: Ripcord Penuche’s Ale House: Evidence Foundry: Ken Budka Riverwalk Cafe: Dwight & Lies, Nuching Ain’t Easy Fratello’s: Kieran McNally Nicole w/ Jay Psaros Pit Road Lounge: Last Call Jewel: Granite State Hip Hop Fest Stella Blu: Chris Gardener Tandy’s: DJ Iceman Streetz ManchVegas: Casual Gravity Thirsty Turtle: Dance Night w/ Penuche’s: Souled Out Soul Jay Samurai Deerfield Shaskeen: New English, Snail Nine Lions: Two Days From Talk, Machete New Boston Monday Strange Brew: Lisa Marie & All Molly’s: Justin Cohn/Dan Murphy Shook Up Derry Whiskey’s 20: DJ Hizzy/Shawn Newmarket Drae: Justin Cohn White Stone Church: Gretchen and the Wild Rover: Boys of Rockingham Pickpockets with Fire in the Field Dover 603: DJ Music / Sexy Saturday Meredith Northwood Falls Grill: George Belli & the Giuseppe’s: Paul Connor & Lou Umami: Chris O’Neill w/Bryan Retroactivists Porrazzo Killough Fury’s: Bella’s Bartok Merrimack Peterborough Epping Homestead: Marc Apostolides Harlow’s: Hug the Dog with Holy Grail: Carl, Rob & Dan Omoo Omoo Telly’s: Max Sullivan Milford J’s Tavern: Reverend JJ and the Plaistow Epsom Alabama Vest Band Crow’s Nest: The Take Circle 9: Country Dancing Pasta Loft: Ralph Allen Union Coffee: Young Frontier, Portsmouth Gilford Molly Pinto Madigan, Paul Driscoll 3S Artspace: Bunny and the Fox Patrick’s: Trib. to Beatles: British Beer: Ellis Falls Morris & Steve from Crunchy Nashua Grill 28: Curt & Jenn Western Boys Agave Azul: DJ Roberto Latchkey: Dave Macklin Band Schuster’s: Dan The Muzak Man Boston Billiard Club: DJ Martingale: Mica’s Groove Train Anthem Throwback Nibblesworth: Bob Halperin Goffstown Country Tavern: Joe McDonald Portsmouth Book & Bar: Tom Village Trestle: Full Throttle Dolly Shakers: Willie J Laws Band Richter & Carol Coronis Fody’s: Stubby Phillips and the Portsmouth Gaslight: Paul Luff/ Greenfield Flatheads Ty Openshaw Riverhouse Cafe: Decatur Creek Fratello’s: Sean Coleman


Thursday, Jan. 11 Manchester Strange Brew Tavern: Laugh Attic Open Mic

Float Your Way To

Rochester Monday, Jan. 15 Elks Lodge: Mark Concord Riley/Mitch Stinson/ Penuche’s: Punchlines Michelle Mortenson Wednesday, Jan. 17 Saturday, Jan. 13 Laconia Manchester Manchester Pitman’s: Dave Shaskeen: Derek Headliners: Bill Simas Andrews, Chris Diste- Furtado / Rafi Gonzales fano

Murphy’s Taproom: Laugh Free Or Die Open Mic Thursday, Jan. 18 Manchester Strange Brew Tavern: Laugh Attic Open Mic

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Haluwa: Panache Peddler’s Daughter: Take 4 Riverwalk Cafe: Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks Stella Blu: Paul Rainone



New Boston Molly’s: Hallorans/Ed Chenoweth

Hazy, hoppy, and delicious! Brewed with floor malted golden promise barley and flaked oats. Hopped with Eukanot, Centennial, Motueka, and El Dorado. Double dry-hopped. 8.6% ABV

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Bungalow: Glass Half Empty Shaskeen: Rap, Industry night Strange Brew: Jam Meredith Giuseppe’s: Open Stage

Newmarket Stone Church: Epicenter/ Chuggernaut/Step 13

Nashua Agave Azul: DJ Rich Pig Tale: Amanda Cote Riverwalk Cafe: Jack Martini, Hayley Reardon, Humbird

Newport Salt hill Pub: Groove Sum

Newbury Salt Hill: Apres Ski w/Ben Fuller

Peterborough Harlow’s: Duncan and Ethan

North Hampton Barley House: Great Bay Sailor

Plaistow Crow’s Nest: Sygnal To Noise

Northwood Umami: Bluegrass, Cecil Abels

Portsmouth Beara Irish: Two Tined Fork British Beer: Amanda Cote & Paul Costley Cafe Nostimo: James Gilmore Grill 28: Tony Mack Band Latchkey: Felix Brown Band Martingale: North of Trouble Book & Bar: Bobby Keyes Trio Portsmouth Gaslight: Sophie Towle/Brad Bosse Rudi’s: Dimitri The Goat: April Cushman Band Thirsty Moose: Emergency Broadcast System

Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Tom Boisse Ri Ra: Irish Sessions

Raymond Cork n Keg: Nicole Knox Murphy Seabrook Chop Shop: Anthem Weare Stark House: Brien Sweet Sunday, Jan. 14 Ashland Common Man: Chris White Solo Acoustic Barrington Nippo Lake: Wide Open Spaces Bedford Copper Door: Chad Lamarsh

Salem Copper Door: Mark Huzar Monday, Jan. 15 Concord Hermanos: State Street Combo Hanover Canoe: Marko The Magician Salt hill Pub: Hootenanny Manchester Central Ale: Jonny Friday Duo Fratello’s: Rob Wolfe or Phil Jacques Meredith Giuseppe’s: Lou Porazzo Merrimack Able Ebenezer: Stephan Decluire / Garrett & Scott Homestead: Doug Thompson Nashua Fratello’s: Mark Huzar Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Old School Ri Ra: Oran Mor

Concord Hermanos: State Street Combo

Tuesday, Jan. 16 Concord Hermanos: Dan Weiner

Dover Cara: Irish Session Sonny’s: Sonny’s Jazz

Dover Fury’s: Tim Theriault and Friends Sonny’s: Soggy Po’ Boys

Goffstown Village Trestle: Wan-tu Blues

Gilford Patrick’s: Paul Luff hosts

Hudson River’s Pub: Acoustic Jam

Manchester Backyard Brewery: Malcolm Salls Fratello’s: Mark Huzar Jewel: DJ Jay Samurai Strange Brew: Lisa Marie

Manchester British Beer: R C Thomas

Whiskey’s 20: Sammy Smoove & DJ Gera Meredith Giuseppe’s: Michael Bourgeois Merrimack Homestead: Ted Solovicos Nashua Fratello’s: Clint Lapointe Newmarket Stone Church: Bluegrass Jam North Hampton Barley House: Traditional Irish Peterborough Harlow’s: Celtic Music Jam Portsmouth The Goat: Rob Benton Seabrook Chop Shop: Bare Bones Wednesday, Jan. 17 Concord Hermanos: Joel Cage

Dover 603: Rock the Mic w/ DJ Coach

Dublin DelRossi’s: Celtic, Old Timey Jam Gilford Patrick’s: Cody James Hampton CR’s: The Last Duo

Hillsborough Turismo: Jerry Paquette & the Runaway Bluesmen Londonderry Coach Stop: Mark Huzar Harold Square: Tableside Magic Manchester Cabonnay: Piano Wednesday Fratello’s: Jeff Mrozek Penuche’s: Tom Ballerini Jam Meredith Giuseppe’s: Justin Jaymes Merrimack Homestead: Brad Bosse Nashua Fratello’s: Ryan Williamson Portsmouth Ri Ra: Erin’s Guild The Goat: Rob Benton

Rochester Lilac City Grille: Tim Theriault - Ladies Night

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1st Priority Auto & Towing, LLC will be auctioning for non-payment, impounded/ abandoned vehicles per NH Law RSA 262 Sec. 36-40. To be liquidated: 2005 Honda Civic 1HGEM21375LO68835 2010 Honda Civic 2HGFA1F51AH582O57 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 1G2WR5216YF33OO32 Vehicles will be sold at Public Auction, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at 26 Mason St., Nashua NH. We reserve the right to refuse/cancel any sale at any time for any reason.

We are GROWING at GRANITE STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING and looking for caring and compassionate people who have personal care experience to assist our physically disabled consumers in their homes. Various shifts available and will train the right people. $10.25 per hour. Please go to and click on Become a Care Attendant and click on Attendant Hub and complete the Pre-Screen Application. If you have any questions please call JoAnn at 603-410-6568.



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To coincide with the Black Ice Hockey Tournament

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Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) If you live in Boston, Samuel Adams draft beer (Summer Ale) and Dunkin’ Donuts are essentials of life. But I discovered to my delight that even these indulgences can be offset by persistent exercise. Eat a doughnut, run a lap. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Most of what I know about writing I’ve learned through running every day. You have transferable skills.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Each race is a little different, but the same basic thing happens every triathlon. The muscles I’ve pushed hard for over an hour while hiking, the ones I still want to be open for business when I start running, just won’t move smoothly. It takes time for the muscles to change from one rail to another. Smoothly or not, gears will shift.


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tell people I run every day, some are quite impressed. “You really must have a strong will,” they sometimes tell me. … But I don’t think it’s merely willpower that makes you able to do something. … I think I’ve been able to run for more than twenty years for a simple reason: It suits me. … Admittedly, something close to will does play a small part in that. But no matter how strong a will a person has, no matter how much he may hate to lose, if it’s an activity he doesn’t really care for, he won’t keep it up for long. Even if he did, it wouldn’t be good for him. Not everything will suit you. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) As you get older … through trial and error you learn to get what you need, and throw out what should be discarded. And you start to recognize (or be resigned to the fact) that since your faults and deficiencies are well nigh infinite, you’d best figure out your good points and learn to get by with what you have. It’s a good time to work on that. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) As we wait for the race to start, we shake hands and chat. I’m not the type who gets along easily with others, but for some reason with other triathletes I have no problem. Those of us who participate in triathlons are unusual people. It’s a time of making friends. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) There are three reasons I failed. Not enough training. Not enough training. And not enough training. You could get in a little training this week.

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All quotes are from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami, born Jan. 12, 1949. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Competing against time isn’t important. What’s going to be much more meaningful to me now is how much I can enjoy myself, whether I can finish twenty miles with a feeling of contentment. Go for quality over quantity. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) It doesn’t matter what field you’re talking about — beating somebody else just doesn’t do it for me. I’m much more interested in whether I reach the goals that I set for myself, so in this sense long-distance running is the perfect fit for a mindset like mine. The goals that really matter are in sight. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) When was the last time I gave my knees any serious thought? Consider the things you take for granted. Aries (March 21 – April 19) Fortunately, these two disciplines — focus and endurance — are different from talent, since they can be acquired and sharpened through training. Your focus may be better than ever. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) One reason I’m reluctant when it comes to bicycling is that a bike’s a kind of tool. You need a helmet, bike shoes, and all sorts of other accoutrements, and you have to maintain all the parts and equipment. Remember to keep your tools in good working order. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) When I



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When 5-year-old TyLon Pittman of Byram, Mississippi, saw the Grinch stealing Christmas on Dec. 16 on TV, he did what any civic-minded citizen would do. He called 911. TyLon told Byram police officer Lauren Develle, who answered the call, that he did not want the Grinch to come steal his Christmas, reported the Clarion Ledger. Develle made TyLon an honorary junior officer and had him come down to the station on Dec. 18 to help her lock away the Grinch, who hung his head as TyLon asked him, “Why are you stealing Christmas?” Although the green fiend apologized, TyLon wouldn’t release him from the holding cell. Police chief Luke Thompson told TyLon to come back when he’s 21, “and I’m going to give you a job application, OK?”

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Stephen Allen of Tukwila, Washington, moved in with his grandmother years ago to help care for her. When she died last year, he invited his brother, a convicted drug dealer, to move in, but along with him came drug activity, squatters, stolen property and debris. Allen eventually asked police to raid the home, but when they did on Dec. 15, they evicted Allen as well, leaving him homeless. “It’s all legal, but it’s wrong,” Allen told KIRO-7 News. “I can’t do anything about it.”

The call of nature

Tracy Hollingsworth Stephens, 50, of Alachua, Florida, answered nature’s call on Nov. 25 by stopping her car in the middle of County Road 232 and stepping outside. An officer of the Florida Highway Patrol soon took notice as he had been searching for Stephens following her involvement in a two-car collision in the parking lot of a nearby T.J. Maxx store earlier that day. Stephens subsequently underperformed on a field sobriety test, according to The Independent Florida Alligator, and was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

The Tea Terrace in London is offering a new way for customers to enjoy themselves literally. On Dec. 16, the shop began selling the “Selfieccino,” an image of the customer’s face in the frothy topping of either a cappuccino or a hot chocolate. Patrons send an photo to the shop via an online messaging app, and the “Cino” machine takes it from there, reproducing the picture with flavorless food coloring in about four minutes. “Due to social media,” shop owner Ehab Salem Shouly told Reuters, “the dining experi- The Sunshine State Workers at Captain Hiram’s Sandbar in ence has completely shifted. It’s not enough Sebastian, Florida, resorted to calling police anymore to just deliver great food and great service — it’s got to be Instagram-worthy.” on Nov. 17 when customer William Antonio Olivieri, 63, refused to leave the bar after a night of drinking. Olivieri told SebasAn engaged citizenry tian police he had arrived by boat, but when Pam Bisanti, a 31-year resident of Mount a quick walk down a nearby dock failed to Dora, Florida, has approached the city council more than once about the speed- uncover the boat, he said perhaps he had ing traffic along Clayton Street, where she lives. On Nov. 27, Bisanti made good on her threat to take matters into her own hands if the council didn’t by wielding a handmade sign reading “SLOW DOWN” as she stood next to the roadway during rush hour wearing her pajamas and robe. “The mothers up the street who send their kids down to the bus stop should have every expectation that those kids will be able to cross Clayton without being killed,” Bisanti told the Daily Commercial, saying she plans to continue her protest until the city takes action. “I am frustrated, angry and fed up. There needs to be a solution sooner than later. Remember that vision of me in my pajamas.”

Unclear on the concept

Melissa Allen, 32, was arrested on Dec. 19 after allegedly attempting to shoplift more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Framingham, Massachusetts, Target store, reported the Boston Globe. On hand to help in the arrest were more than 50 police officers who were at the store to participate in the annual “Shop With a Cop” holiday charity event.

driven himself to the bar in a black Hyundai. Throughout the interview with police, reported the Sebastian Daily, Olivieri also maintained that he was in downtown Melbourne, Florida, where he lives. Finally, he was arrested on a charge of disorderly intoxication and taken to the Indian River County Jail. Sumter County, Florida, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to The Villages on Nov. 19 where resident Lori Jo Matthews, 60, reportedly barked at her neighbor’s dogs, then entered her neighbor’s yard, yelling at the neighbor and finally slapping the neighbor after being told to leave. Deputies caught up with Matthews as she attempted to enter her own home, where she was handcuffed and arrested on charges of battery and resisting arrest. Alcohol, reported Villages-News. com, may have been involved.

Alarming animal

North Fort Myers, Florida, homeowner Joanie Mathews was terrorized for hours on Nov. 14 by a large pig that wandered into her yard overnight and spent the day destroying the lawn and biting Mathews three times before trapping her in the cab of her truck. “She would circle the truck ... and I would jump in the back seat and I was like ‘Go away, pig!” Mathews told NBC-2 TV. Mathews finally called law enforcement, and it took three Lee County sheriff’s officers to wrangle the testy porker. “It was just hilarious because the pig fought them every which way,” Mathews said. No one, at press time, had stepped forward to claim the pig. Visit




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