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In the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school, Hippo’s regular Granite Views contributors will each consider the renewed debate about gun control and other issues related to school shootings in a four-part series running through March 22. This is the third in that series.
During my sophomore year of high school, on April 20, 1999, the Columbine shooting happened. This tragedy, though thousands of miles away, forever changed the sense of safety for me and many of my classmates. Students gathered for regular vigils at our high school and shared thoughts of disbelief and prayers that this not happen to us. In the years since that early spring day nearly 20 years ago, we have heard a lot of recommendations about how expanded access to guns, not restrictions, is the solution to keeping us safer as a society. I’ve been around responsible gun owners since birth and I have serious reservations about this theory. My father was a member of law enforcement and had to undergo rigorous range trainings. He was tested annually in a variety of scenarios and had to pass the tests with 80 percent accuracy or better in order to possess a firearm on the job. My grandfather, when serving our country, also had to participate in significant combat training before he was able to depart overseas to defend his country. The truth is most of us do not possess the ability to remain accurate and calm while in a life-or-death situation. Imagine that rush of adrenaline that you get when you narrowly avoid a fender bender, your heart racing and your hands shaking, and magnify that by a thousand — that’s what it’s like when there is an active shooter situation. Now imagine being able to fire a gunshot with the precision needed to kill that person, often with a weapon that pales in comparison to theirs, in the throes of that rush. Having fired off a few rounds at the local sandpit myself, I can attest to the feeling of power one possess when they pull that trigger. But I will be the first to admit that putting a gun in my hand does not transform me into someone who could be capable of shooting down a gunman in a mass shooting situation. I’m not sure what the solutions may be for our country. I do know that they need to protect the people while honoring our constitutional rights. I don’t think more guns are the answer but I know we won’t ever find a solution unless we can find a space for discussion. Allyson Ryder is associate director of Leadership New Hampshire. She can be reached at Allyson.email@example.com.
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ON THE COVER 12 TURN YOUR ART INTO CASH If your artistic hobby has left you with a stack of paintings in your living room or manuscripts sitting in a desk drawer, there’s a way to get your work out into the world, whether you want to try to get some cash for it or you just want it to be appreciated. All kinds of arts-related organizations exist in New Hampshire that can help you take your hobby to the next level — whatever that means to you. ALSO ON THE COVER, spend the day playing video games, worshipping your comic book heroes or participating in a cosplay contest at Queen City Kamikaze p. 22. Get all kinds of tips for eating and growing your food organically at the NOFA-NH winter conference, p. 30. And find your St. Patrick’s Day fun on p. 42.
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NEWS & NOTES 4 Help for pregnant women and new moms in need, PLUS News in Brief. 8 Q&A 9 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 16 THE ARTS: 18 ART Astrophotography. 20 THEATER I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. 21 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 23 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 24 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 25 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 26 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 28 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 30 NOFA-NH WINTER CONFERENCE Gourmet Food & Wine Fest; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Wine; From the Pantry. POP CULTURE: 36 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz is dazzled by the eye makeup of A Wrinkle in Time. NITE: 42 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE St. Patrick’s Day; Nightlife, music & comedy listings and more. 45 ROCK AND ROLL CROSSWORD A puzzle for the music-lover. 46 MUSIC THIS WEEK Live music at your favorite bars and restaurants. ODDS & ENDS: 52 CROSSWORD 53 SIGNS OF LIFE 53 SUDOKU 54 NEWS OF THE WEIRD 54 THIS MODERN WORLD
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A minor earthquake occurred in Hopkinton, the AP reported. The U.S. Geological Survey detected a 2.4-magnitude earthquake after 5 p.m. on March 7. It was felt in many neighboring towns, and residents reported hearing a boom.
The town of Chichester has approved a $6.4 million school budget during an annual town meeting vote of 47-12, the Concord Monitor reported. The vote followed two failed motions by residents to reduce spending, and it includes spending on Google Chromebooks for first- and second-graders.
Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will be visiting New Hooksett Hampshire during a Politics and Eggs event hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Goffstown Anselm College in Manchester on Friday, March 16. The Concord Monitor MANCHESTER reported the visit is stoking speculation that Flake may The former Hope for make a presidential bid NH Recovery site in in 2020. His talk is titled Bedford Concord may remain “Country over Party.” a recovery center under different management. Derry Merrimack NHPRAmherst reported an organization called Midpoint Londonderry Recovery Milford Center is trying to raise $100,000 to open their first center at the location. Hope NASHUA closed the center on March 2 due to lack of funding.
mostly as the head of the former Department of Resources and Economic Development. His department was split in two and merged with the former Department of Cultural Resources. Sevigny served the Department of Insurance for 16 years.
Gov. Chris Sununu sent a letter to the director of the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry requesting that the Pease International Tradeport be included in a planned
national study of the health impacts of perfluorochemicals. The study was included in the 2018 Defense Authorization Act. Pease, a former Air Force installation, had its groundwater contaminated by the chemicals that were included in firefighting foam used at the site. As a result, the state has identified more than 1,500 residents whose blood tested with elevated levels of the chemical, many of them children who attended daycare centers at Pease.
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At Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) integrated its inpatient and Pediatric Intensive Care units, following a major renovation of the inpatient unit. According to a press release, the new space will function as a single unit for children and adolescents in need of all levels of care. Most of the $2 million renovation, which began two years ago, is complete. The final stage will be completed in July. The patients were moved into the new unit and the move was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. When the unit is complete, there will be a total of 21 beds.
According to a recent count of bald eagles in the state, the numbers are slightly down from past years. The AP reported New Hampshire bird-watchers have counted 97 bald eagles during a two-week period in January. The most recent counts were at 110. The numbers are still much stronger than they were in the early days of the count. New Hampshire Audubon senior biologist Chris Martin said only two eagles were counted in 1982, according to the story. Bald eagles were removed from the state’s Threatened and Endangered Species list last year.
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Manchester’s drug court, one of the latter additions to the state, launched officially in midNovember 2016. After over a year of operating, supervising Superior Court Judge Ken Brown said he’s pleased with the progress so far. They’ve also been growing at a rapid pace. “I believe we are now the largest drug court in the state. If we’re not, soon to be, because we are accepting new participants weekly and sometimes more than one,” Brown said. The target capacity under the current funding and staffing scheme is about 70 participants. After they reach that, Brown suspects the team will have to begin to add more staff and probably another judge with the second target being around 100 to 120 participants. “Serenity [Place] … grew with us and I thought was responding well to our growth. Of course, they’ve had their problems,” Brown said. Serenity Place was placed under receivership last December when state authorities found out it was operating under a deficit of about $600,000. The nonprofit had been struggling to transition from a state contract system to an insurance reimbursement revenue stream that relied largely on Medicaid at the same time it was ramping up capacity for things like Safe Station and drug court. The counselors who provide treatment for the drug court offer group and one-one-one therapy sessions on a regular basis. Some participants in Manchester also get access to medication assisted treatment in the form of Suboxone, Methadone or Vivitrol, provided by an authorized third party. Brown said if Elliot hadn’t been there to take over as treatment provider, it would essentially put the program on pause. “Worst case scenario, the drug court program couldn’t proceed or succeed. We have to provide the treatment; it’s the core centerpiece of drug court,” Brown said.
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On March 1, the Hillsborough County Superior Court North drug court changed treatment providers. The same four counselors who were employed by the now-defunct Serenity Place will stay on with a new employer, Elliot Hospital, providing a relatively smooth transition — though transportation will create a new challenge.
On Jan. 24, the governor announced that Elliot would be taking over the treatment for the Manchester drug court. Since then, Brown said, the transition has been relatively seam-
less, though it may be too early to assume it will stay that way. Martha Leighton, the chief nursing officer for Elliot, said the court reached out to them to see if they’d be willing to take on the new role, since they knew about 90 percent of the participants had Elliot providers as their primary care providers. So they dug in and learned more about drug court. “As we learned more about it, we knew that absolutely this aligns with our mission, our focus on the community needs. So, we felt like this was something we had to do,” Leighton said. The hospital’s general counsel, John Friberg, said that everything happened fast. “We got the call from the state and the court system and it was all hands on deck here to make this work,” Friberg said. The state contract that funds the four counselors was awarded to Elliot, but Friberg said the hospital didn’t do it for the money. “The amount of funding … doesn’t cover a lot of the expenses and costs associated with this program,” Friberg said. Plus, they added a new position to oversee the drug court and other issues related to addiction called the director of substance use disorder. And Leighton said they hope to expand their capacity for addiction treatment to serve the larger community. The drug court counselors now set up in offices in the Elliot Hospital campus. “We found a really nice building for them that has a bus stop location, easability for clients, some private beautiful space over on Tarrytown [Road],” Leighton said. That is probably the biggest change for the participants. Before, they could walk between the court building and Serenity Place, which was located in the former police station on Chestnut Street. Brown said many of the participants don’t have driver’s licenses so this could cause some scheduling problems. “There will be some hiccups in transportation,” Brown said. But he’s confident the logistics will be worked out. Leighton said there is a bus stop not far from the new offices, which was part of the thinking behind it’s selection. So far, Leighton said they got positive feedback from at least one participant who was greeted by senior leadership when they arrived on March 1. “They said it was such a beautiful location. It really made them feel valued that they were finally being treated in a nice, professional building,” Leighton said. Friberg said they hope this new partnership will serve as a model to other healthcare providers in the state.
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NEWS & NOTES Q&A
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Jeremy Hitchcock of Manchester has been voted by the Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees to be its next chairman. He founded Dyn in 2001 and led the company until his departure in 2016. He started an internet security company called Minim in 2017 and is currently working to open The Bookery Manchester.
Why do you want to be chair of the board of trustees? Across the country, I think community colleges have really become a rising star in educating the future workforce of tomorrow. And I remember a lot of times at Dyn, it wouldn’t matter if you had a computer science degree from a private four-year institution, a public institution, a community college or had no experience. I think the ways in which people are much more mobile in their career thinking — they change jobs more often — we talk about this a lot with Millennials, but it’s also true of people who are later in their job cycle and career cycle. I think what community colleges are doing are absolutely phenomenal and New Hampshire is on the forefront of a lot of these national efforts. … Sixty-five percent of the workforce by the year 2025 will have some type of requirement for a credential, certificate or degree. And if you’re keeping score, New Hampshire is somewhere in the mid50s. So in order to keep our high per-capita income in the state of New Hampshire, we have some work to do to keep educating the population we have.
Community college systems everywhere tend to have an inverse relationship with the economy; they do well when there’s a recession and enrollment drops and staff gets cut Courtesy photo when there’s a recovery. This can impact quality of education. Do you know of any ways to short circuit that pattern here in New Hampshire? I don’t think I have any magic bullets to change that. I think the trend that you highlight is completely accurate. Economy goes up, typically people are working and they’re not thinking of retraining themselves. I’d say the only long-term pressure against that is people continuing to re-educate themselves on an ongoing basis. But I think the positive thing is we know that this relationship does happen and so, we as a system have to be thoughtful about how can we anticipate that in a much better way? … That’s the level of thinking about this more long-term strategic thinking, rather than year-to-year budgeting, that I hope to help influence and bring more to the foreWhat policies do you hope to focus on? front so we can anticipate these changes and be Would you like to make any changes? thoughtful rather that being caught flat-footed. By and large, what the community colleges are doing now are a lot of great things. After about 15 years at Dyn, you stepped Obviously, the focus that we have on accessi- down. Why did you make that decision and bility and affordability and quality, that won’t what were your feelings around that? change as part of our mission. I think what Fifteen years is a long time and any deciyou’ll see us doing a lot more is looking at sion like that is obviously very bittersweet. these pathways and thinking about academic … For me, it was a company that was executfocus areas as a way to talk to students, but ing really well. We had a great a team. I found really people who are trying to think ‘what do that there are times when a team is doing really I want to do when I grow up?’ and guide them well. Those are usually the good times where a into a career in a much more seamless fashion. CEO change can take place and succession can … Another area that I’m excited about that I take place. I still want to do cool and interesttake from my time at Dyn is we thought long ing and different things, and I thought it was a and hard about how to become an employer of good time. choice. And that’s actually, over the last couple of years, been adopted as an effort inside Tell me about your new company, Minim. the community college system. What was the inspiration for creating it and what’s the unique thing it brings to the market? After the attack against Dyn in 2016 October, WHAT ARE YOU REALLY large parts of the internet weren’t working. It INTO RIGHT NOW? got me thinking a lot about the internet of things I’m still, as always, very fascinated by and security. So I formed the company around communities and development of commuthat idea in the beginning parts of ’17, really nities, so … we’re working on [opening] a around taking a lot of the enterprise sophisticabookstore for downtown Manchester [The tion of security to the consumer environment. Bookery Manchester]. It’s still early. — Ryan Lessard
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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Drug recovery centers funded
The Executive Council unanimously approved $600,000 on Wednesday to keep Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, one of the state’s largest operators of drug recovery centers, open and operating in its locations in Manchester, Berlin and Franklin, NHPR reported. The center announced last month that it would be closing four of its five locations due to a lack of public funds. It is still unclear what will happen to the centers in Claremont and Concord. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Other recovery support providers across the state have also had financial struggles. The Executive Council approved an additional $100,000 on Wednesday for the Safe Station program in Nashua, which is facing a $400,000 deficit this year.
Scammers posing as Eversource Energy employees are hitting the Manchester area, threatening to turn off people’s power if they don’t get paid, WMUR reports. In one incident, scammers called a veterinary center, claiming its power would be shut off if it didn’t pay $3,000 in 20 minutes. In another incident, the scammers walked into an apartment building and knocked on a resident’s door two days in a row. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Eversource says it will never send employees to ask for money out in the field.
Winners all around
The recent winner of the state’s $559 million Powerball lottery opted to take a lump sum of $352 million, which came out to be $264 million after federal taxes were withheld, according to a press release from the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. The winner, who remains anonymous as a result of a court ruling in her favor, announced through representatives that she will be donating $250,000 to local organizations. Girls Inc. will receive $150,000 and $33,000 will go to three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger. QOL Score: +1 Comment: According to the release, this is just the start of the winner’s charitable giving; she reportedly has plans to give about $50 million to various charities.
Air pollution report shows good results
The latest air pollution status report by New Hampshire Environmental Services reflects positive improvements over the past 28 years. According to a press release, New Hampshire’s air pollutant concentrations are down between 70 and 90 percent since 1990. The state is in compliance with all federal outdoor exposure standards, and issues with things like acid rain, mercury and nitrogen deposition have also improved significantly. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Despite the overall positive trends, portions of New Hampshire still exceed federal health thresholds for ozone and come close to similar thresholds for fine particle pollution.
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March madness dances to different tune My question today is, when is enough enough? I know, that brings to mind Bill Clinton’s famed utterance “that depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is” while trying to wriggle off the hook from the pickle he put himself in with Monica Lewinsky. Beyond that, they have one other thing in common. Give up? It has to do with when do you give up when a person or institution you supported has done enough for you to finally say enough is enough. In the case of the Democrats they never did. They rationalized and/or looked past the married president being such a pathetic lech as to “not have sexual relations” with a 20-something intern, at least by his definition. Then after it faded away, he and his wife became rock stars in the party and look what that produced — the only candidate in the history of mankind who could have lost to Donald Trump. All I can say about that is sometimes people get what they deserve. I bring this up because the NCAA Basketball Tournament gets underway this week, under the latest the-ends-justifies-the-means dark cloud of cheating in quest of the holy grail of money, fame and winning at all costs, something that has pushed me to the brink of saying enough is enough. That’s quite a statement for me to make since I once loved the tournament where I’ve rooted for Princeton with Bill Bradley, UCLA during the glory days, Dean Smith and UNC — starting when Mitch Kupchak from my HS league went there — and Duke until they gave in to one and done. There were bad guys — Houston and Elvin Hayes, UNLV (boo, hiss) with Tark, DePaul in the Mark Aguirre era, Bobby Knight after he turned really crazy, and lately with the arrival of petulant Grayson Allen (Duke). I mean if you’re the most \despised person in the history of the program that spawned Christian
Laettner you’re one step above axe murderer, aren’t you? There were also short-term affections — Larry Bird and Indiana State, Magic and MSU, Patrick Ewing even amid Hoya Paranoia at Georgetown and later Butler, where if Gordon Hayward’s half-court buzzer shot vs. Duke falls, it passes Laettner from the top of key to beat Kentucky as the greatest ending ever. I’ve been lucky enough to go to many Final Fours. The best was Ewing vs. Olajuwon in the 1984 final. I don’t want to be a buzzkill. If you grew up with college basketball the way it is now that’s all you know. But I’m having a tough time looking past the lunacy CBS and TNT won’t talk about. Focusing instead on the pageantry, tradition and great games. I could just be a grouchy old man, but then again, I could have a point thanks to the following issues. Lust for Money: Coaches make $6 million per, the NCAA a billion, while kids get zero. Second, coaches break contracts to leave after promising kids they’ll be there as long as they play for him. The one that caught my attention this year is the tradition-rich, Southern-centered ACC Tournament being played for big bucks in Brooklyn! Yeah, conference makeups are different now, but give me a break. Conference Realignment: I don’t know who’s in what conference anymore. When the ACC and Big East were eight-team leagues it was easy to follow. I lost interest when Louisville and Notre Dame joined the Big East. Wouldn’t the Big 10 — which now has Rutgers (I think) and ACC-born Maryland — have been a better fit for ND? I even heard a rumor Creighton was in the Big East, but I’m not sure if that was true. But who could possibly care about a team from Nebraska if you live here? Hypocrisy: Indiana loves Bobby Knight, who threw chairs onto the court, kicked players and grabbed another by the throat, but thinks Tom Brady is a villain for (supposedly) letting a little air out of the balls in Deflate-gate. You tell me who’s worse, Knight or TB-12. Over 10,000 Kentucky bas-
ketball fans canceled their Lexington Courier subscriptions after reporting in the late ’80s that the ACT scores of Eric Manuel were fixed and Chris Mills’ dad was paid $15k to go there. After allegedly being heard on a FBI recording discussing a $100,000 payment for a recruit, Sean Miller got a standing ovation before a game last week in Arizona. In many corners of college basketball the credo is cheating’s OK, just don’t get caught. Hiring Practices: Coach Cal has two Final Four trips vacated for serious infractions and Kentucky shouts, “Welcome!” Why? Because he wins. And whose name is surfacing for the vacant Georgia job? Incredibly, Rick Pitino, not six months after he was fired at Louisville for a laundry list of infractions. Why? Well, you know the answer. Sorry, that just doesn’t seem right to me. The NCAA: Kids want to transfer they have to sit out a year. But coaches committing serious sports crimes just go elsewhere to earn eight figures the next year. Seems to me it should be reversed. Why? Because so many coaches were trying to steal players that needed to make that decision tougher. So who gets hurt? The kids and not the grown-ups doing the cheating. Makes perfect sense. One and Done: It’s no one’s fault. College basketball is held hostage by NBA rules, and given how much money can be made if you get there, who can blame anyone going to the NBA as soon as they can? It just hurts the game, that’s all. The Quality: One and done siphons off the top 20 freshmen each year. That means today you’re missing the best 60 who would’ve been in the tournament years ago. If you like it, fine. But I see less maturity and more mistakes, making it seem more like a super AAU tournament than a collegiate national championship. Add all that up and I’ve got “enough is enough” issues. Not giving up totally, but I’m on the brink. Email Dave Long at email@example.com.
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BG girls earn three-peat The Big Story: Make it three straight Division I basketball titles for the Bishop Guertin girls. It was a little harder this time. The 5-seed Cardinals earned the three-peat after handing Bedford its first loss of the season in a 52-50 semifinals win over Bedford and with a 54-34 win over Pinkerton Academy in the final, where Erin Carney had a team-high 14 for BG, while Brooke Kane had 18 points for the Astros. Sports 101: When UCLA won 10 national basketball titles between 1964 and 1975 who were the two teams that won the title when they didn’t? Roughest Weekend of the Week Award: It goes to Bedford. First the girls basketball team lost its bid for an undefeated season to Bishop Guertin. Then the 3-seed boys basketball team was upset by 11-seed Dover in the quarterfinals, and finally their two-time defending state champion hockey team lost 2-1 to Hanover in the finals at the SNHU Arena on Saturday. Upset City: The Bedford girls weren’t the only local team to have hopes for undefeated seasons ended last week. After battling back from down 16 in the second half, the 1-seed Derryfield boys were upset 61-55 loss to 5-seed Newmarket in the semifinal of the
3 – overtimes it took for Nashua South to advance in Round 1 of the state basketball tournament in a game-for-the-history-books 63-59 win over Memorial. 10 & 17 – NHL career highs in goals and points in his second season with the Boston Bruins by Merrimack’s Tim Schaller, who
state tournament. Sophomore Max Byron fueled the comeback with 17 of his 25 points in the second half. Hot Ticket: The Central boys are the last local basketball team standing, after breezing into the state tournament semifinal round with a 61-56 win over Nashua South. Antoine Revere sparked a third-period run with seven of his game-high 19 points that put the Little Green in control. Next up is top seed Portsmouth in Durham, Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Sports 101 Answer: Texas Western, with the first all-black starting five, beat Kentucky for the title in 1966. In 1974 UCLA’s streak of seven straight titles ended in an 80-77 double-overtime loss to eventual champion North Carolina State in the semifinal. On This Date – March 15, 1912: Cy Young retired after 22 years in baseball. He left with a mind-boggling 511 wins. That’s 94 more than No. 2 man Walter Johnson’s 418 and 156 more than “modern” leader Greg Maddux’s at 355. He won at least 20 games 13 times between 1891 and 1904. He won 25 plus 12 times and over 30 five times. He won 33 and 32 for the Red Sox and owns the team record of 192 wins (against 112) with Roger Clemens.
was in town last week for a meet, greet and sign autographs at Primary Bank in Bedford. 29 – game-high points scored by Kyler Bosse in leading Manchester Central to a 73-60 Round I win over Salem in the state basketball tournament. 38 – points scored by Pembroke’s Jake Sherman in a 65-52 win over
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Coe Brown, the high game to date in the state basketball playoffs. 45 – a Secretariat-atthe-Belmont-like seconds gap between Exeter’s Jackie Gaughan and the second-place finisher when she won the national high school championship in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Indoor National in New York last week.
Sports Glossary Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes: After winning the Derby and Preakness in record times the big fella came to Belmont in 1973 trying to be the first Triple Crown winner since Citation in 1947. After bolting from the gate the 1-10 favorite just kept pulling away from the field to win by an astonishing 31 lengths! Not to sound like an SAT question, but how does a horse win a one-and-a-half-mile race by 1/16 of a mile? Answer: run the fastest 1½ mile in history. Arguably the greatest athletic performance of the 20th century. Bill Clinton: Ethically challenged politician who remains beloved in Democratic Party circles. Revisionists paper over the fact that third party candidate Ross Perot siphoned off 18 percent of Republican votes from George H. W. Bush to allow Clinton to win in 1992 with just 43 percent of the vote. No Perot, hello second term for Bush the father. Christian Laettner from the top of the Key: In the words of CBS’s Verne Lundquist, “There’s the pass to Laettner — puts it up [buzzer sounds] — YES!” The greatest game in NCAA basketball history. Mitch Kupchak: Center for two-time Long Island champion Brentwood High in the good old days, who with Phil Ford and Walter Davis played on the best North Carolina team never to win a title. Then Olympic gold in ’76, the Washington Bullets’ first-round pick, two trips to the NBA finals, a horrific hip injury, resurfaced as Kareem’s backup in L.A., where he eventually became GM until being sacked this year.
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By Angie Sykeny
Whether your passion is painting, playwriting or another artistic medium, there are all kinds of opportunities in New Hampshire to promote, exhibit and sell your work: artist associations, craft leagues, cooperative theater groups, writers’ organizations — even a state-run film office. The local arts community shared tips on how to take your creative hobby to the next level and get your work out into the world. BRANCHING OUT Ginnie Lupi, director of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, said a willingness to come out from behind your easel or computer screen and join a creative community is crucial if you want your work to be noticed. While it can be difficult to stand out among other artists, a competitive spirit will only hinder your success. “We have a small population, but an incredible density of people doing creative work in the state, which means opportunities can be competitive, but it also builds community, and with community comes more opportunity,” Lupi said. “For a lot of HIPPO | MARCH 15 - 21, 2018 | PAGE 12
artists and writers who work in solitude, reaching out can be really helpful.” The State Council on the Arts is a good place to start making connections and finding opportunities. On the first Tuesday of each month, they update their online E-Opps listing, which includes open calls, competitions, jobs and internships, fellowships and residencies, professional development conferences and workshops and more for all kinds of artists in New Hampshire and beyond. You can also call or email the agency and receive personalized guidance to help you move toward your goals. “Helping artists grow and develop in their careers is part of our mission, so don’t be afraid to reach out to us,” Lupi said. “This is something that’s close to our hearts, and we Arts and crafts markets • Concord Arts Market (1 Bicentennial Square, Concord, June through September, concordartsmarket.net) • Manchester Craft Market (1500 S. Willow St., Manchester, January through September, manchestercraftmarket.com) • NH Farmers Market Association (nhfma.net, 344-2323)
want to see artists succeed in New Hampshire, so we’re happy to help.” If your town has its own arts commission, that can be a valuable resource as well. If you introduce yourself and tell them that you’re an artist looking to share your work, Lupi said, they can keep you in the loop about town festivals and events that have creative opportunities. They may even be able to exhibit your work in the town hall or another public space. Reaching out to your town library may also be beneficial. “Libraries have long been places where artists can find opportunities to build their careers,” Lupi said. “Many have gallery spaces and performance spaces where artists can show their work, and many provide classes and training that could be useful for all artists.” VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS Visual artists and craftspeople looking to take the next step can do so in a number of ways. If you’ve never shown or sold your work before and are feeling hesitant, farmers markets and art and craft markets and fairs are a simple, low-pressure way to test the waters without locking yourself into a long-term commitment.
Community arts organizations • City Arts Nashua (cityartsnashua.org) • Concord Community Arts Center (concordcommunityartscenterllc.com, 224-8600) • Dover Arts Commission (dover.nh.gov/ government/boards-and-commissions/artscommission/index.html) • Exeter Arts Committee (exeterarts.org) • Greater Derry Arts Council (derryarts.org, 437-0505) • Hampton Arts Network (hamptonartsnetwork.wordpress.com) • Jupiter Hall (289-4661, facebook.com/ JupiterHallNH) • Londonderry Arts Council (londonderryartscouncil.org) • Manchester Arts Commission (manchesternh.gov/Leisure-and-Entertainment/ Arts-Commission) • Nashua Arts Commission (nashuanh. gov/346/Arts-Commission) • NH State Council on the Arts (nh.gov/nharts, 271-2789) • Monadnock Arts Alive! (monadnockartsalive.org) • Positive Street Art (positivestreetart.org, 589-9003)
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“It’s a great place to start if you have enough products ready to put out on a table,” Kitty Stoykovich, producer of the Concord Arts Market, said. “Don’t be shy about putting yourself out there and trying it to see how it goes.” The Concord Arts Market is a juried outdoor market that runs weekly June through September. Artists and craftspeople of all kinds are welcome to apply, which entails submitting up to three photos of your work for a selection committee to review. “We’re pretty open,” Stoykovich said. “If we can see from your photos that you make your own products and do a good job and are ready to sell, we’ll accept you, but we’re taking you at your word that your work is of good quality, so you need to show up with that quality.” As a market vendor, you should be ready to stand, smile and talk with people about your work. Sitting in silence as people peruse your booth rarely leads to any sales, Stoykovich said. It’s helpful, also, to have an online presence where people can find out more about you and your work, and to have that printed on business cards to hand out at the market. “Having a story is so important these days,” she said. “People come to these markets to meet the artists and find out why they love what they do, so you need to be able to share that. They want to be a part of your story.” Business-wise, markets can be hit or miss; some weeks may be lucrative while other weeks you may sell only one or two items, but the worst things a vendor can do, Stoykovich said, are look angry, complain, or pack up and leave early. “If you leave early, you may miss a huge opportunity,” she said. “You can spend the whole day with few sales only to have someone stop by five minutes before closing and spend enough to make your day, or take your card and go on your website and reach out to you later.” Being featured in a fine art gallery can be difficult if you aren’t an established artist or don’t have the right connections, but there are some galleries that have open calls for artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience,
Arts and crafts galleries • 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 766-3330, 3sarts.org) • ArtHub (30 Temple St., 405-698-1951, naaa-arthub.org) • Art 3 Gallery (44 West Brook St., Manchester, 668-9983, art3gallery.com) • Creative Ventures Gallery (411 Nashua St., Milford, 672-2500, creativeventuresfineart.com) • Exeter Fine Crafts (61 Water St., Exeter, 778-8282, exeterfinecrafts.com) • Granite Town Gallery (42 South Street, Suite 4, Milford, 769-4224, granitetowngallery.com) •Kelley Stelling Contemporary (221 Hanover St., Manchester, 345-1779, kelleystellingcontemporary.com) • Kimball Jenkins School of Art (266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932, kimballjenkins.com) • McGowan Fine Art (2 Phenix Ave., Concord, 225-2515, mcgowanfineart.com) • Mill Brook Gallery (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, 226-2046, themillbrookgallery.com) • Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232.5597, 550arts.com) • Twiggs Gallery (254 King St., Boscawen, 975-0015, twiggsgallery.wordpress.com) • Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis,465-9453, wildsalamander.com)
provided that the artist’s work meets the gallery’s standards. Granite Town Gallery in Milford periodically has exhibitions for which anyone can submit artwork. “We generally focus on professional artists … but we’re always looking for new talent, too, so we have less restrictive opportunities that are more for-fun for artists who are just starting out to get their feet wet and get their work up on the wall,” gallery owner Kimo Lee said. To be accepted for an exhibition at Granite Town, your work should have compelling subject matter, originality and personal style, and good technique and execution. “Do work that’s good and truthful to who you are,” Lee said. “If you find something that’s important to you as an artist that you can put your heart and soul into, that’s what will bring out your best work.”
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Additionally, there are gallery spaces that showcase crafts and functional art, such as Studio 550 in Manchester, which hosts several exhibits and sales each year and has a permanent retail gallery, all of which are open to amateur artists and craftspeople. “You don’t need to have an [art degree]. We accept work based on the work itself,” programs director Monica Leap said. “That work comes from people of all backgrounds. There are plenty of hobby artists with sellable work.” The retail gallery features unique and functional handmade items such as cards, windchimes, jewelry, wearable knits, pottery and more. The key to selling work in a space like Studio 550, Leap said, is presentation. “It’s more appealing if you make it a whole package. If you’re selling cards, for example, don’t just have them loose; put a few together in a plastic sleeve with your business card or a sticker with your logo,” she said. “Make it personal. Make sure people know that it was a person who made this item, not a machine.” If you’re serious about growing as an artist or craftsperson and are willing to make a long-term commitment, joining an association or league can provide all kinds of opportunities to share your work that you wouldn’t have otherwise. The New Hampshire Art Association is a juried art association based in Portsmouth with around 300 members statewide. Members can show their work in exclusive exhibitions and pop-up shows, rent exclusive gallery spaces, join special interest groups and more. NHAA has two membership jurying dates per year, during which prospective members Arts and crafts associations • The Craftworkers’ Guild (Bedford, 472-8109, sites.google.com/site/ craftworkersguild/home) • Greater Salem Artists Association (gsaanh.webs.com) • Hollis Arts Society (hollisartssocietynh.com, 345-3462) • Lakes Region Art Association (998-0029, lraanh.org) • League of NH Craftsmen (statewide, 224-3375, nhcrafts.org) • Manchester Artists Association (manchesterartists.com) • Monadnock Area Artists Association (monadnockareaartists.org, 903-0969) • Nashua Area Artists Association (6981951, nashuaareaartistsassoc.org) • NHPleinAir (statewide, nhpleinair.com) • NH Art Association (statewide, nhartassociation.org, 431-4230) • NH Furniture Masters (statewide, 898-0242, furnituremasters.org) • NH Made (statewide, nhmade.com, 679-9800) • NH Society of Photographic Artists (statewide, nhspa.org) • Pastel Society of NH (statewide, pastelsocietynh.com) • Seacoast Artist Association (778-8856, seacoastartist.org) • Women’s Caucus for Art NH Chapter (wcanh.org) HIPPO | MARCH 15 - 21, 2018 | PAGE 14
NHAA; on a jurying date designated for their medium, prospective members present 10 to 12 pieces of their work to a jury of experts. “You have to be prepared to talk about your work and explain your choices and technique to the jury,” LNHC executive director Miriam Carter said. “You have to show that you’ve put in the time and effort to attain a high level of creativity and craftsmanship. You have to have the spirit of a maker, and that should be represented in your body of work.” The jurying process is highly selective, and it’s not uncommon for applicants to be turned down in their first attempt. “We don’t reject; we defer,” Carter said. “Sometimes, it’s hard for people to hear that they aren’t accepted, but the creative process is ongoing, and they’re happy once their work is refined enough and they’re finally accepted.”
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present four works of their primary medium to a panel of jurors with expertise in that medium. Jurors will look at the artist’s competence with the medium, originality, composition, professionalism of presentation and consistency of quality in their body of work. Artists who don’t make the cut still receive valuable feedback. “We want our members to stay with us for years and years, so we want to make sure that they have the ability to continue to hone their craft,” NHAA board president Renee Giffroy said. “This isn’t for a beginner just getting into art and trying their hand at different things. This is for artists who are a step beyond that, who know what their focus is and want to delve deeper by joining an organization where they can improve their art, learn from other artists and exhibit and sell their work.” Lisa McManus of Lee became an NHAA member a year and a half ago as a way to connect with the arts community and get eyes on her work. “It’s been really good for me,” she said. “When you’re working [on art] at home, it’s so easy to feel alone and like what you do doesn’t reach anyone else, so it’s nice to be able to share my work with people and have conversations about it. It helps increase my opportunities and pushes me to new levels.” The state’s largest organization for craftspeople is the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, which boasts 750 juried members statewide who work with a variety of media, such as baskets, fiber, clay, glass, jewelry, metal, wood and more. Member benefits include a booth at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort every summer, which attracts more than 25,000 people; space to show work at the League’s eight fine craft galleries; participation in New Hampshire Open Doors, an annual event that allows craftspeople to open their studios to the public; and more. The jurying process is similar to that of
PLAYWRITING Getting a play from script to stage is no easy feat, but New Hampshire does have a few performance venues and theater companies that are open to producing or providing a space for original plays. Once a year, the Hatbox Theatre in Concord hosts a pitch night, during which local playwrights are given two minutes to propose their play for production in the theater’s mainstage season. “There are a lot of people producing new work, and we want to provide a space and opportunity for them,” Hatbox founder Andrew Pinard said. At a minimum, playwrights who are pitching a play should have a full script ready to present to a review committee. Playwrights who have production experience or already have a production team and production plan have the best chance of being accepted. However, a newbie playwright with nothing more than a script may be considered if the script really impresses the review committee. If the play is accepted, the Hatbox may even assist with finding a production team for the playwright. “It’s a competitive process,” Pinard said. “We really want to see something original, with a defined point of view and vision that tells something about the world with a new perspective, but also connects with an audience.” Working Title Productions, a New Hampshire-based theater company formed in 2016 that supports new, original plays, has produced its Granite State Playwrights Workshop at the Hatbox for the last two years after presenting the idea during the pitch night. The Granite State Playwrights Workshop gives two playwrights who have a completed script but aren’t ready to do a fully staged production a chance to work with actors and a director to produce a rehearsed staged reading of their play in front of a live audience that agrees to provide thoughtful feedback. “We created an opportunity for playwrights that didn’t exist,” co-founder and co-artistic
Theaters and theater companies for playwrights • Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord, 715-2315, hatboxnh.com) • New World Theatre (newworldtheatre.org) • Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, 436-8123, playersring.org) • Seacoast Repertory Theater (125 Bow St., Portsmouth, 433-4472, seacoastrep.org) • Working Title Productions
director Amanda Pawlik said. “The reaction of that first audience is important to the workshopping process and can benefit a playwright who is hoping to do a fully mounted production of their play in the future.” Working Title is currently planning a third Granite State Playwrights Workshop and is considering doing a full production of one of the workshopped plays or another original play that has not yet been produced.
FILMMAKING Between hiring a crew, securing shooting locations and marketing and distribution, making a film can be daunting, especially for first-time filmmakers. What many of them don’t know, however, is that New Hampshire has a state division that, as part of its mission, assists filmmakers at every step. “It doesn’t matter what the scope or size of the project is; I work with student filmmakers all the way up to Hollywood filmmakers,” New Hampshire Film Office Director Matt Newton said. “Everyone is equally important here. If you’re one person going at it alone, we’ll have your back just as much as we would a big Hollywood studio.” The best way to start making a film is to look at the Film Office’s online directory of film crew and services. It includes local camera operators, directors, editors, casting and talent resources, hair and makeup and wardrobe professionals, sound specialists, stunt people, production managers and assistants, payroll and production accountants, public relations and many more. “Filmmaking is all about connections and surrounding yourself with a strong group of people,” said Laina Barakat, owner of Wayward Ark Productions in Keene, who has been utilizing the Film Office’s services for a decade. “If you’re doing film as a hobby and want to start taking it more seriously and do a bigger production, the Film Office will tell you how to do it and where to find those people to produce with you.” The most common reason filmmakers turn to the Film Office is shooting location assistance. Newton acts as a liaison between filmmakers and communities and state government to help filmmakers find feasible shooting locations and acquire permits for road closures and access to public spaces. “If you have a small film, closing a road might sound like a big deal,” Newton said, “but working with us lends more credibility
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to your project. We can open doors that you might not be able to open by yourself.” Once your film is complete, it’s time to look for screening opportunities. There are some theaters that occasionally show local independent films, but if your film hasn’t premiered anywhere else and hasn’t developed any local notoriety, getting into those theaters can be a challenge. The best place to start, Barakat said, is with film festivals. There are several in New Hampshire, including the New Hampshire Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, DRAFT Fest and others. “You have to get into festivals as a filmmaker. That’s part of the ABC’s of filmmaking,” she said. “That’s how you create your local fan base.” The Film Office can also offer guidance about how to distribute your film and will even directly promote it on their social media. “Never be afraid to ask,” Newton said. “So many filmmakers are afraid to ask because they feel like they aren’t good enough, and they never realize what a valuable resource they have here in New Hampshire.” WRITING For any writer looking to get published, a writers network like the New Hampshire Writers’ Project or the Poetry Society of New Hampshire can be invaluable. “You have to take that first step of getting away from your desk and getting out there to find other writers to share your work with and get feedback,” New Hampshire Writers’ Project chair Masheri Chappelle said, “and we provide opportunities for writers, whether they’re a hobby Film resources and festivals • DRAFT Fest (April, Derry, draftfestnh.com) • NH Division of Film and Digital Media (nh.gov/film/index.htm) • NH Film Festival (October, Portsmouth, nhfilmfestival.com) • NH Jewish Film Festival (statewide, March, nhjewishfilmfestival.org) • Rochester Independent Film Festival (June, rochestermfa.org/film.html) • SNOB Film Festival (November, Concord, snobfilmfestival.com)
Writing associations • Monadnock Writers’ Group (monadnockwriters.org) • NH Writers’ Project (statewide, nhwritersproject.org) • NH Writers’ Network (statewide, nhwn.wordpress.com) • Poetry Society of NH (statewide, poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org)
writer or a professional writer, to do that in a way that’s supportive and nurturing.” Anyone can join the NHWP and take advantage of its members-only writing groups, competitions and workshops. Workshops have covered a variety of topics, such as political writing, flash fiction, middlegrade fiction, self-publishing, editing, online writers tools and more. NHWP also hosts the state’s largest writing conference, 603: The Writers’ Conference, formerly known as NH Writers’ Day, every spring, where writers can attend panel talks and workshops with renowned authors. “We try to provide the tools and opportunities for writers for keep their inspiration alive and to hone their craft and be the best they can be,” Chappelle said. Even if you decide to go the self-publishing route — and most NHWP members do, Chappelle said — you should go through the process as if you were submitting your work to an outside publisher. A crucial part of that process is hiring an editor and a copy line editor to help refine your work and get it to a level of quality that an outside publisher would require. NHWP is currently putting together a directory of local editors for hire to help members take that step. A writers network can also connect you with “beta readers,” people with varying levels of writing expertise who are willing to read your work at each stage and offer feedback. “The process doesn’t end with a draft. That’s just the beginning. It takes dedication and many drafts and revisions and finding those key people to help you create a finished product,” Chappelle said, “but once it’s finally published, there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to say, ‘I created that.’”
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More than two dozen local boat dealers will descend on the New Hampshire Sportsplex (68 Technology Drive, Bedford) for the ninth annual Great Northeast Boat Show on Friday, March 16, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is an opportunity for people in the market to buy a boat to take out on the water this upcoming summer to get the best deals around. The cost of admission to the show is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 65 and $5 for kids under 12 when accompanied by an adult. Visit greatnortheastboatshow.com.
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Don’t miss the annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Bektash Shrine Center (189 Pembroke St., Concord) on Friday, March 16, from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Bid on more than 150 Easter gift baskets, enjoy live entertainment, raffles and refreshments, and pose for a selfie with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for kids 12 and under, with admission prices good for all three days. Visit concordeaster.org.
EAT: Pizza Learn to make your own artisan pizza from the pros at the next class offered by Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem) on Monday, March 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The class is the next installment of its Scuola Culinaria program. The cost is $70.85 per person. Visit tuscanbrands.com or call 912-5467.
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Catch the Boston-based Mile Twelve bluegrass band live at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar (35 Railroad Square, Nashua) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit riverwalknashua.com or call 578-0200. Check out our Music This Week listings starting on page 46 for more live music.
DRINK: Brews at the museum Join the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) for a beer tasting on Thursday, March 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., which will feature samples from several local breweries like Great North Aleworks and Henniker Brewing Co. Visit manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531.
Get a first-hand experience of the works of Mozart and Bach this weekend, as Symphony NH will offer two productions featuring their works, first at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Friday, March 16, from 8 to 10 p.m., and then at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Saturday, March 17, from 8 to 10 p.m. Ticket prices range from $10 to $49. Visit symphonynh.org or call the box office at 595-9156.
BE MERRY: at a Women’s Expo Don’t miss the 20th annual WZID Women’s Expo, happening on Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. Visit with more than 140 booths, enjoy a wine garden and food court, a scavenger hunt and more. The cost is $5 per person. Visit wzid.com for more details.
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ARTS Taking space
NHIA celebrates astrophotography exhibition By Angie Sykeny
As a kid growing up in the 1970s, Ed Ting would make the rounds to office buildings in town, asking for lenses from non-functioning photocopiers to make his own telescopes. As a student at the University of Illinois, the school’s observatory became his second home; the intrigue of the night sky, for him, was endless. That’s when he started doing astrophotography. It was an entirely different art then than it is today; the analog method was tedious and often frustrating when, for example, a onehour exposure would be ruined in its final moments by an airplane flying into the shot. “It’s not like vinyl records or something from the past that people want to return to,” Ting said. “No astrophotographer yearns for those days. The digital age has been great for us and has made all the difference.” Around 30 pieces of Ting’s astrophotography work from the last few years will be Astrophotography: Art in Science When: On view March 16 through April 21, with an opening reception on Friday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., and an artist talk on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. Where: Roger Williams Gallery, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St., Manchester More info: nhia.edu/exhibitions, 241-4918
Art Events • SANDY WADLINGTON ARTIST DEMO Artist does oil paintings, woodblock prints and charcoal drawings. Sat., March 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. McGowan Fine Art , 2 Phenix Ave., Concord.
featured in a new solo exhibition, “Astrophotography: Art in Science,” opening Friday, March 16, at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The exhibition is divided into two types of astrophotography: planetary, which includes images of the moon, planets and other celestial bodies within our solar system; and deep space, which includes images of distant galaxies and nebulae beyond our solar system. Each type has its challenges and requires a different process. In planetary astrophotography, it’s easy to focus on a chosen subject because they can be seen easily with a telescope, some even by the naked eye. Because the subjects are so close to Earth, however, there tends to be a lot of shimmering and twinkling from the atmosphere that can ruin the clarity of a photograph. To capture a clear image, Ting uses a webcam inside a telescope and takes a video. Then, he picks out the clearest stills and stacks them together to create one clearer image that requires little to no post-processing. Deep sky astrophotography, Ting said, is more of a guessing game, because the subjects aren’t immediately visible. The process is closer to analog in that the camera shutter has to remain open for an extended period of time to capture an image. During that time, the image, transmitted on a computer screen, appears blank, and the outcome is impossible to predict. “The worst part is you don’t know if you’re
Visit mcgowanfineart.com. • “ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY ART IN SCIENCE” ARTIST TALK Photographic exhibit explores outer space. Sat., March 24, 7 p.m. NHIA Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. Visit nhia.edu.
Fairs • AMOSKEAG QUILTERS GUILD QUILT SHOW This show features more than 150 quilts, vendors, raffles, technique demonstrations, handmade boutique items, refreshments, and a raffle quilt to benefit St. Joseph
Ed Ting’s astrophotography, Orion Nebula. Courtesy photo.
in focus or not. You can do everything right but be out of focus, and no one can say for sure how to focus correctly,” Ting said. “It’s a lot of trial and error. A lot of mistakes are made before you get a good result.” The artistic aspect of astrophotography lies in the post-processing phase, particularly for deep sky shots, which can include striking, colorful nebulae. The challenge is to reconcile the color that shows up on camera and the color that the eye sees. For example, if a red nebula isn’t bright enough, it may appear green to the naked eye, but red on camera because a camera is more sensitive to color. Sometimes, even on camera, the color will barely show up at all. “If the raw image doesn’t look good, you
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can tease out the color in Photoshop,” Ting said. “You wind up trying to strike a balance between realism and what looks good on print.” Formerly the president of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, Ting is a well-known amateur astronomer in New Hampshire and beyond. He speaks frequently on astronomy and astrophotography around the country and has had his writings published in a number of astronomy magazines. He currently teaches astrophotography, English composition and creative writing at NHIA. He will give an artist talk about “Astrophotography: Art in Science” on Saturday, March 24.
In the Galleries • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION The New Hampshire Institute of Art Alumni Association and Photography class of 2018 present their first photography alumni exhibition, featuring work of all photographic
media by NHIA Certificate, BFA and MFA Photography alumni. On view Feb. 22 through April. Cabbonay restaurant, 55 Bridge St., Manchester. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313. • “REPRESENTING FEMINISM(S)” Exhibition
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• Antique and contemporary: The New Hampshire Antique Co-op (323 Elm St., Milford) has a new exhibition and sale, “Transcending the Ordinary: Abstract, Assemblage & Collage,” on view March 17 through June 30, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. It features bold paintings, collage and other modern works forged from paper, paint, wood and metal by artists including Joseph Cornell, Varujan Boghosian and Louise Nevelson, and Monadnock region contemporary artists Roz Park, Chris Myott, Jessie Pollock, Peter Sandback and others. The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 673-8499 or visit nhantiquecoop.com. • Playing with light: The McIninch Art Gallery (Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester) presents “Gestural Surfaces: Lumitectural Works by Harry Umen,” on view now through March 31. The exhibition features “designed light,” a genre of contemporary art and lighting design for architecture referred to as “lumitecture.” The LED wall sconces provide three-dimensional illumination to his abstractions of flowers, plants, leaves and trees. “Light is an integral element of all art and design,” Umen said in a press release. “However, I have always found light as illumination an intriguing and magical medium in its own right. Lumitecture
showcases more than 30 contemporary artists whose work explores feminism’s impact and potential and represents more diverse and inclusive feminisms. On view Feb. 23 through April 21. Lamont Gallery, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter. Visit exeter.edu/ lamontgallery or call 772-4311. • “SYNDICATES” Andrew Witkin’s work involves aggregating, arranging, collecting, and/or fabricating everyday ideas, images and objects to investigate systems and frameworks of information and their intellectual and psychological effects in the world. On view through March 31. Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, 30 Academic Way, Durham. Visit library.unh.edu/ museum. • “EAST & WEST” Featuring oil paintings, woodblock prints and charcoal drawings by Sandy Wadlington. On view Feb. 20 through April 13. McGowan
Gestual Surfaces: Lumitectural Works by Harry Umen. Courtesy photo.
… focuses on the manipulation of light (both natural and artificial) to alter the perception of objects and space. My light and photographybased designs are an attempt to integrate these two media to produce an engaging human experience in which color, texture, and pattern choreograph the senses.” Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with additional hours on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 629-4622 or visit snhu.edu. • March artist: Nashua artist Sugitha Srinivasan is the March artist of the month at ArtHub (30 Temple St., Nashua) and will have an opening reception on Saturday, March 17, from noon to 2 p.m. The exhibition will feature Srinivasan’s abstract contemporary modern art done with acrylic paint and with quilling, an art form that involves strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create a desired design. Srinivasan draws inspiration from her travels and characteristics of nature. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 405-698-1951 or visit naaa-arthub.org. — Angie Sykeny
Fine Art, 2 Phenix Ave., Concord. Visit mcgowanfineart.com. • FACULTY ART EXHIBITION Features painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphic design by Fine Arts faculty. On view Feb. 1 through May 12. Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main St., New London. Visit colby-sawyer.edu. • “PAINT AND PAPER” Featured artists Joan Barrows and Jane E. Simpson exhibit. On view Feb. 17 through March 28. Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., Hancock. Call 525-4411. • “GESTURAL SURFACES: LUMITECTURAL WORKS BY HARRY UMEN” Harry Umen draws upon his research and fascination with “designed light”, a genre of contemporary art and lighting design for architecture referred to as “lumitecture.” March 1 through March 31. McIninch Art Gallery, SNHU, 2500 River Road, Manchester. Visit snhu.edu.
• “BODY OF WORK” NH Art Association members show a grouping of their works. Feb. 28 through April 2. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Visit nhartassociation.org. • “TREES” Exhibition features the photographs of New Hampshire Art Association artist Carol Van Loon. On view through April. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 49 S. Main St., Concord. Visit nhartassociation.org. • YOUTH IMPRESSIONS ART SHOW Juried art show features pieces from Hampton students in grades 3-8. On view through March 31. Provident Bank, 321 Lafayette Road, Hampton. • “FAST FORWARD” Exhibition features works by five female artists: Jessica Brilli, Carol McMahon, Lisa Noonis, Alison Palizzolo and Cindy Rizza. On view Feb. 22 through
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Love through the years Lend Me a Theater presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at The Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. The musical, based on the book by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, traces the arc of relationships throughout the course of a life, from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315.
March 25. The Kelley Stelling Contemporary art gallery, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. • “SHIFT REGISTER” Group art exhibition centered around ideas of layers, shifts, and changing positions. On view March 2 through March 24. Foundation Art Space , 111R Water St., Exeter. Visit TEAMExeter.com. • “BY THE SEA” A juried exhibition by the Seacoast Photographers Group. Feb. 28 through April 2. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Visit nhartassociation.org. • “THE BIG PICTURE” Photographer David Speltz will exhibit his work. Feb. 28 through April 2. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Visit nhartassociation.org. • 71ST ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION NHIA members present work. On view March 9 through April 22. Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu. • “A PARTIAL INVENTORY OF TOTALLY USELESS OBJECTS” Exhibition features a quirky, high-spirited, and intensely colored assortment of minimal and abstract 3D paper objects, or “gestures,” organized in a loose grid suggestive of an alphabet of shapes or a hypothetical collection of imaginary artifacts. On view March 9 through June 17. Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu. • “FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING” Exhibition features recent works by established and emerging abstract artists from New England. On view Feb. 4 through March 15. Kimball Jenkins Estate, 266 N. Main St., Concord. Visit kimballjenkins.com. • “LONG EYE” Featuring contemporary works of art created in response to the colors, shapes sounds, and climate of both the Arctic and Antarctica. On view through March 31. Museum of
Art, University of New Hampshire, 30 Academic Way, Durham. Visit library.unh.edu/museum. • “FIRST & AGAIN” Exhibit features the work of painter Nicole Ellis. On view Feb. 16 through March 16. Main Street Art , 75 Main St. , Newfields . Visit mainstreetart.org or call 5805835. • SUGITHA SRINIVASAN Featured artist of the month. On view through March. ArtHub Gallery, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Visit marilenesawaf.com. • CATHERINE GREEN Featured artist of the month. On view through March. Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St., Exeter. Call 778-8282. • “ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY ART IN SCIENCE” Photographic exhibit explores outer space. On view March 16 through April 21. NHIA Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. Visit nhia.edu. • “NEW WORKS ‘18” A show and sale of art created by the artists whose work is represented in the MainStreet Gallery. March 23 through June 15. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit mainstreetbookends. com. • “MINUTE PARTICULARS” Features works of realism and surrealism focusing on both everyday items executed in exquisite detail and the phantasmagoric. On view March 29 through April 29. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. Openings • “ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY ART IN SCIENCE” OPENING RECEPTION Photographic exhibit explores outer space. Fri., March 16, 5 to 7 p.m. NHIA Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. Visit nhia.edu. • SUGITHA SRINIVASAN OPENING RECEPTION Featured artist of the month. Sat., March 17, noon to 2 p.m. ArtHub
Gallery, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Visit marilenesawaf.com. • “NEW WORKS ‘18” RECEPTION A show and sale of art created by the artists whose work is represented in the MainStreet Gallery. Fri., March 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit mainstreetbookends.com. • “MINUTE PARTICULARS” RECEPTION Features works of realism and surrealism focusing on both everyday items executed in exquisite detail and the phantasmagoric. Thurs., March 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779.
Workshops/classes • PAINT, STAMP & STENCIL Play with paints, stencils, stamps and Gelli plates to create one-of-a-kind decorative papers. Sat., March 17, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. $35 tuition, plus a $18 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. • LEARN TO DRAW Eight-week class. Starts Tues., March 20. Seacoast Artist Association, 130 Water St., Exeter. $160. Visit seacoastartist.org.
Theater Productions • I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Lend Me A Theater presents. March 2 through March 18. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets are $17 dollars for adults, $14 for members, seniors and students, Visit hatboxnh.com. • A FEW GOOD MEN Milford Area Players presents. March 9 through March 18. Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Visit MilfordAreaPlayers.org. • GREASE The Palace Theatre presents. Feb. 23 through March 18. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover
Notes from the theater scene
• In disguise: Bedford Off Broadway presents Leading Ladies at the Old Bedford Town Hall (3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. The comedy, written by Ken Ludwig, follows two young Shakespearean actors, Leo and Jack, in rural Pennsylvania in the late 1950s, who pretend to be an elderly woman’s long-lost nieces so that they can be included in her multimillion-dollar inheritance. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and military. Purchase online or at the door. Visit bedfordoffbroadway.com. • Broadway classics: The Manchester Community Music School presents “Flighty Females and Other Femmes Fatales from the Golden Era of Broadway” on Wednesday, March 21, at 12:10 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church (106 Lowell St., Manchester) as part of its Music’s on the Menu concert series. The concert will revisit some of the most beloved and well-known songs written during the Golden Age of Broadway (1943-1959) by composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Willson, Adler and Ross, and Weill. It’s free to attend. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548. • Grease lightening: Don’t miss the final weekend of Grease at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester). Showtimes
St. , Manchester. $25 for children ages 6 through 12, $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org. • LEADING LADIES Bedford Off Broadway presents. March 9 through March 18. Bedford Old Town Hall, 2 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. $10 to $12. Visit BedfordOffBroadway.com. • DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The Peacock Players youth theater presents. March 9 through March 18. Court Street Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua. Tickets cost $15 to $19 for adults and $12 to $17 for students and seniors. Visit peacockplayers.org or call 8867000. • EQUUS Back Alley Productions presents. March 2 through March 18. The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $18. Visit playersring.org or call 4368123. • AESOP’S FABLES The Junior Service League of Concord presents. Fri., March 23, 7 p.m.,
Bedford Off Broadway presents Leading Ladies. Courtesy photo.
are Thursday, March 15, through Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. The musical follows a group of high schoolers in the 1950s and the romance between a hot-rodding gangster, Danny, and the innocent new girl in town, Sandy. Tickets cost $39 to $46 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 to 12. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. • Shrek on stage: The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts presents Shrek The Musical Jr. at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig, the musical follows an ogre named Shrek who sets out on adventure with his friend Donkey to rescue the Princess Fiona and save his swamp. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+ and $10 for youth age 17 and under. Call 669-7469 or visit majestictheatre.net. — Angie Sykeny
and Sat., March 24, 1 p.m. St. Paul’s School, 325 Pleasant St., Concord. Suggested donation $7 or $5 with a non-perishable food item. Visit jslconcord.org. • EMMA! A POP MUSICAL Keynotes and the GHHMS Drama Club present. Fri., March 23, 7 p.m.; Sat., March 24, 1 p.m.; and Sat., March 24, 7 p.m. Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, 5 Hood Road, Derry. $10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. • PIPPIN The Saint Anselm Abbey Players present. Fri., March 23 and April 6, and Sat., March 24 and April 7, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., March 25, 2 p.m. Dana Center , 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester. $15. Visit anselm.edu. • FANCY NANCY AND THE MERMAID BALLET Southern NH Youth Ballet presents. Sun., March 25, 1 and 4 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. $25 for adults, $20 for children age 12 and under. Visit palacetheatre.org.
Classical Music Events • “MOZART & BACH” Symphony New Hampshire presents. Fri., March 16, in Concord, and Sat., March 17, in Nashua. Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. , Concord. Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St. , Nashua. $29 to $49. Call 595-9156. • “FLIGHTY FEMALES AND OTHER FEMMES FATALES FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BROADWAY” Manchester Community Music School presents. Wed., March 21, 12:10 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester. Free. Visit mcmusicschool.org. • GUITAR TRIPTYCH III: ADAM LEVIN Classical and Spanish acoustic guitar. Thurs., March 22, 7:30 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets are $17 dollars for adults, $14 for members, seniors and students, Visit hatboxnh.com.
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Cosplay, video games and anime come together in a celebration of geek culture at Queen City Kamikaze, happening on Saturday, March 17, at Manchester Memorial High School. The day-long comic convention will feature a cosplay contest, video game and tabletop game tournaments, live game shows, panels and workshops, vendors and more. Queen City Kamikaze started eight years ago as a small event hosted by the high school’s video game and anime clubs. This year, thousands of people are expected to attend. “There are people who come just for the cosplay contest, people who come for the card gaming, and people who just come to see everything,” Jeff Normandin, co-founder and co-organizer of the convention, said. “Even if you don’t consider yourself geeky or nerdy, you can enjoy it. There will be a mix of something for everyone.” One of the event’s main attractions is the cosplay contest, held in the auditorium, which invites participants to dress up as a character from an anime, comic or video game. There are three categories. The craftsmanship category is for cosplayers who made at least half of their costume, props and accessories themselves. The performance category gives cosplayers a chance to perform a skit, song or dance. The just-for-fun category is non-competitive and open to
all cosplayers who simply want to show off their costume on stage. More than 80 vendors will be set up in the gymnasium selling original art prints, plushies, stickers, knick knacks and more. Normandin said the event gives up-and-coming artists who are new to the comic convention scene a chance to try it out before committing to a larger convention. “We try to make it that entry-level convention that’s more accessible to them and cheap to set up a table,” he said. “They can get some exposure and see what to expect at a convention and see how people react to their work.” For the first time this year, the opportunity to propose and run a panel or workshop was open to the general public. “We wanted to make people feel like they’re a part of this and that they have some stake in it,” Normandin said. “It’s cool for people to be able to say, ‘Come see my panel.’” The panels and workshops will cover a variety of topics including corsetry, fanfiction, writing story characters and conflicts, anime tropes history, cosplay on a budget, cosplay photography, photo editing and more. Gamers can get a dose of nostalgia with retro video game systems like Atari, Intellivision and Nintendo set up throughout the halls. There will also be video game tournaments for more modern games like Dragon Ball Fighter Z on Xbox One and Super Smash Bros. on WiiU.
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Tables will be set up for free play of various card games as well as card game tournaments for Magic: The Gathering, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Final Fantasy TCG and Force of Will. Attendees can also compete in a number of live game shows, including The Cosplay Dating Game, Redpool Hypnosis, Jeopardy!, Cosplay Deathmatch, Crack & Slash, Whose Line Is It, Anyway? and Deal or No Deal. While it’s not as big as some of the regional conventions like Anime Boston, Normandin said, Queen City Kamikaze is a great option for people who are looking for something more local and
low-key. “There are people who love the huge, full weekend conventions and there are people who just want to go for a day and have fun and go home, ” he said. “What’s nice about ours is the sense of community that has developed. Here, you don’t get lost in the shuffle.” Queen City Kamikaze When: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester Cost: $10 at the door Visit: queencitykamikaze.com for a complete schedule of panels, gameshows, cosplay events and more
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The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts will present an original production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, at 2 and 7 p.m. The show is based on the movie Shrek and stars children and teens of the academy. The cost of admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors ages 65 and over, and $10 for kids 17 and under. Visit majestictheatre.net.
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Why to grow flowers organically By Henry Homeyer
When I mentioned to an acquaintance that I not only grow my vegetables with organic methods, but my flowers, too, he looked at me funny and asked, “Why? Are you going to eat your peonies?” No, I don’t eat my peonies, but I do believe they are healthier and produce better than they would be if I used chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Mother Nature has been growing green plants for 100 million years or more, and never once has she needed a 50-pound bag of 10-10-10, a bottle of herbicide to spray on weeds or a bag of insecticide. Chemical companies have been promoting their products for 100 years or more, and some chemicals can increase flower size or help to quickly improve bad soils. But they come with liabilities, too. Chemicals added to your lawn or garden may inhibit the growth and viability of beneficial microorganisms. Most chemical fertilizers are composed of salts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Salts dry out living tissue and can easily kill microorganisms. Too much fertilizer can dry out and kill root hairs of your precious plants, too. Plants thrive in soils that are biologically active: soils that are full of beneficial fungi, bacteria, protozoa. I read once that a teaspoon of healthy soil can contain 5 billion bacteria, 20 million filamentous fungi and a million protozoa. Those improve soil tilth and fertility. Some gardeners tend to think of fungi and bacteria as bad: they think of fungi as the mildews and molds that disfigure garden phlox or leaves on lilac bushes. But in the soil there are more good bacteria and fungi than bad. Chemical fertilizers have just three useful elements: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. The rest is filler. Organic bagged fertilizers are made from things like ground oyster shells and peanut hulls, dried seaweed and perhaps dried blood. So organic fertilizers have a wide range of useful minerals used by plants. Let’s look at some of those ingredients. Nitrogen, the first number on a bag, is the key additive in fertilizers, as it promotes green growth. Unfortunately, chemical fertilizers often have so much soluble nitrogen that it can push plants to grow too fast. Think gawky teenage boy who grows 6 inches in one summer. Plants that grow too fast are often weak and susceptible to insects and diseases. It has been proven that too much nitrogen actually attracts insects to plants. Organic fertilizers have a mix of soluble fertilizer and time-release fertilizer. In ProGro, the fertilizer I use most often, about 75 percent of the nitrogen is released over time, and is made most available in warmer weather when plants are most active. That’s good.
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A chemical fertilizer can largely wash away in a week of rain. Phosphorus, the middle number on a bag of fertilizer, is good for promoting growth of roots, fruits and flowers. It is commonly available as phosphate, and can pollute streams and rivers, causing algal bloom in lakes. Rock phosphate is a slow-releasing form that is commonly used in organic fertilizers. Rock phosphate is slowly broken down by acids produced by fungi that coat roots of plants. Potassium, the third number on the bag, helps plants to produce thick cell walls and protect them against dehydration and very cold temperatures. It is also involved in carbohydrate metabolism and cell division. In a bag of organic fertilizer are many other ingredients including calcium, magnesium and sulfur. These are called secondary macronutrients because they are not needed in the quantities of the three listed above. Calcium is involved in pH regulation of the soil and in cell metabolism and building proteins. Magnesium of part of the chlorophyll molecule involved in photosynthesis. Sulfur is necessary for making proteins and fats. It is what gives onions their bite. What else is in an organic fertilizer? Iron, chlorine, manganese, zinc, copper, boron, molybdenum and nickel. These are called micronutrients as they are used in very small quantities, but each is important to plants. They are not included in a chemical fertilizer. Compost, which is made from once living beings or stuff produced by them — whether manure or leaves, for example — contains the minerals cited above. It also improves soil structure and a soil’s ability to hold moisture and drain well. Adding compost is key to getting great soil. You can buy it by the truckload, or by the bag. Compost sold in bags should smell like good earth. It if smells like fresh manure or sulfur, you don’t want it. It’s too early for soil improvement, but spring will be along soon. Don’t do much until the soil dries out. My garden does well each year and I am rarely troubled by insect pests. I believe that the moderate growth promoted by compost and organic fertilizer is a key reason for my “good luck” in the garden Visit dailyuv.com/henryhomeyer.
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Dear T, I am more than happy to share your story and see if there is anything we can do to help. I myself have seen these markers in my own shop and at outdoor sales, etc. I have to say I never considered they might be stolen from a grave that so deserved it. I’m glad to hear that there are people out looking for such items to return. That’s an honorable thing to do. Please, if any of our readers have or see them in your travels feel free to call me at my shop or drop them off and I will get them to
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new belt ready for when you finish rebuilding the cylinder head. As my late brother would have said: “You must have lived a good, clean life” up to that point, David. As to what you were up to when the Jeep hit you, I guess that’ll have to remain a mystery. Dear Car Talk: I am not very interested in cars, although I enjoy your column every week (it’s always funny). I have a 5-year-old Hyundai Sonata. Given all of the recent improvements in safety technology that you regularly highlight in your column, do you have a recommendation for a new or relatively new used car that has all of the updated safety technology at a reasonable price? Make and model don’t matter very much to me (as I said, I drive a Hyundai Sonata). Thanks. — Steve It’s still a little early to see the best modern safety features on used cars. You might find a demo or a car returned from a short lease, but this stuff just hasn’t been in circulation very long yet. Fortunately, the technology is increasingly available (at least as options) on modestly priced cars. If you
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Foodies looking for advice on organic products and home gardeners seeking guidance and networking opportunities can find it all at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire winter conference. The 16th annual day-long event will be held at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook on Sunday, March 18, with more than 40 workshops, as well as a Green Market exhibitor fair, book signings with local authors on topics related to organic farming, and a keynote speaking event and Q&A session. “There is different programming for people who are home gardeners or even for people who are just interested in organic food,” winter conference coordinator Monica Rico said. “It’s a good opportunity to learn … current trends within the organic farming community.” Workshops are split into four sessions, each with about 10 to 14 workshops on a variety of topics. Attendees choose each workshop based on one of 10 tracks; for example, the Health and Nutrition track features workshops with topics like the benefits of having a plant-based diet, while other tracks are Beginning Farmers or Agricultural Business, with workshops like the best practices in greenhouse growing, carbon farming and beekeeping. “A lot of the workshops are sort of just innovative practices that people may not have heard of or tried before, and [the presenters] are sharing their expertise,” Rico said. Beginning at 1:15 p.m., a panel discussion about organic farming will be held. Panelists will include New Hampshire orchardist and author Michael Phillips and Roger Noonan
• Fire away: After months of renovating and preparation, a new local craft meadery and cidery is scheduled to open for business this week. Ancient Fire Mead & Cider (8030 S. Willow St., Building No. 1, Manchester) will open the doors of its taproom to the public for the first time on Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m., and will be open every Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The business is spearheaded by husbandand-wife team Jason and Margot Phelps and will feature a lineup of session meads like “Feeling the Love” (made with passion fruit and hops), “Rogue Flywheel” (with pineapple and chiles), “Orange You Happy?” (with orange and vanilla) and several others. A small food menu will include light options like a house-made cheese dip with crackers, a cheese and meat plate, a chicken and ranch wrap with mixed greens, and other bagged snacks. Ciders will be added to the mix in the future, and tours of the production room are planned for every Saturday. Visit ancientfirewines.com or call 203-4223 for more details. • Irish feast: Join Arlington Street United Methodist Church (63 Arlington St., Nashua) for a corned beef and cabbage public supper on Saturday, March 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meal will include corned beef and cabbage, served with boiled potatoes, carrots, turnip, bread, and your choice of beverages and desserts. The cost is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for kids over age 5 and free for kids under 5. Visit 32 Looking for more food and drink fun? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and hipposcout.com.
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of Middle Branch Farm in New Boston. “The premise of the panel is basically about regenerative farming practices like hydroponics,” Rico said. An ongoing Green Market Fair will also be held during the conference and will feature more than 40 local craft vendors, demonstrations and other exhibitors, like the New Hampshire Food Alliance, Small & Beginner Farms of New Hampshire, Green Century Capital Management, ReVision Energy and others. During the fair, there will be raffle tickets available for purchase for the chance to win prizes, and a seed swap where growers will have the chance to meet and exchange seeds with others. “The fair is usually a combination of organic agricultural suppliers and other local food producers selling their products,” Rico said. MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, one of the table vendors at the Green Market Fair, will feature books published by several authors who will be at the conference. Twenty percent of the book sales will benefit NOFA-NH and there will be opportunities to get the books signed as well. Featured authors also include Michael Phillips, as well as organic beekeeping specialist Ross Conrad and sustainable agriculture professor Philip Ackerman-Leist of Green Mountain College in Vermont. The day will culminate with an appearance by keynote speaker Dr. Daphne Miller. Rico said she will speak at 5 p.m. and participate in a short Q&A session with audience members from 6 to 6:15 p.m. “Her focus is on look at the relationship of what we eat with the health of our soil, so that’s what she will be discussing,” she said. Admission prices are available either for the full day of events — including access to the workshops, the Green Market Fair and
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From pork sliders and lamb meatballs to tuna tartare, sushi and butternut squash ravioli, you never know what kinds of foods you’ll come across at The Front Door Agency’s Gourmet Festival & Auction. The event is returning for a 30th year Sunday, March 25, at the Nashua Country Club and will feature more than a dozen local restaurant, beverage and dessert vendors, in addition to a silent auction and a live auction. Front Door Agency media relations manager Lucie Bryar described the festival as more “like an upscale cocktail party” rather than a simple sit-down dinner with drinks. “It’s unique in the sense that all of these restaurants are donating their time and product [for the festival] and the chefs all attend, so there’s an opportunity to meet them, to talk with them and to mingle with people,” Bryar said. “That’s one of the things we hear quite often from people who have attended in the past that they like, is the fact that you’re not just stuck at a table. It makes it a bit more fun.” Bryar said while they try to introduce new restaurants each year, many have been attending for years — or even decades, like MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar. Some that have joined in recent years include 110 Grill, Burtons Grill of Nashua and Fratello’s, she said. “We don’t ask them specifically what to bring, other than a main course or a dessert at that level for those who strictly do desserts,” she said. “It’s different every year, but always delicious. It always turns out very nice.” Past dishes have include risottos, tuna and steak tartare, lamb meatballs, and usually a sushi dish provided by You You Japanese Bistro in Nashua. For drinks, there will be opportunities to sample different wines and rums from vendors like Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, Djinn Spirits and Pine State Beverage Co. But the festival is not just about the food. During the sampling portion of the event, a silent auction will provide opportunities to win all kinds of certificates and items donated by local businesses. “Part of what we try to do in the auction is give away unique experiences that you can’t just go to the store and buy,” Bryar said. “We’ve done private cooking classes with our chefs that have attended the festival, for example.” Other prizes have included certificates for stays at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort, massage certificates, wine baskets and more. The live auction portion of the event occurs in the ballroom at 6 p.m., according to Bryar, and often includes even larger
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What is your must-have kitchen item? everything about him. A good sharp knife. I’ve been collecting them over the years and I always like to get new ones. What is the biggest food trend in New Hampshire right now? What would you have for your last meal? I think it’s always important to have a I’ve done a rack of lamb that’s seared with burger [on the menu], no matter what kind mustard, bread crumbs and a mushroom of restaurant. … That was important for us sauce. I’d have that with a nice Switchback … because everybody is familiar with it. [Brewing Co.] beer from Vermont. It’s kind of like a safe thing and you can customize it and make it your own. What is your favorite local restaurant? Cotton [in Manchester] is pretty good. What is your favorite thing to cook at I’ve also got a hankering for barbecue at home? KC’s Rib Shack [in Manchester]. I like to just make concoctions, like [from] whatever is in my fridge. I usuWhat celebrity would you like to see eat- ally end up making a pasta dish of some ing in your restaurant? nature. Anthony Bourdain. He’s my idol. I like — Matt Ingersoll Steak Marinade
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asumc.net or call 882-4663. • Basketball and beer: Sample appetizers and local brews at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) during a beer tasting on Thursday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in line with the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament game that day. There will be several offerings courtesy of local breweries, pub-style appetizers and the opportunity to win door prizes like a private tour and tasting for four at 603 Brewery in Londonderry, brews and swag from the Henniker Brewing Co., a cigar tasting for eight at Twins Smoke Shop and more. The cost is $30, with proceeds benefiting aviation education programs at the museum. Visit nhahs.org or call 669-4820. • St. Paddy’s Day at Strange Brew: Join Strange Brew Tavern (88 Market St., Man-
chester) in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with food and drink specials, live music and more. A breakfast menu will be served from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a lunch and dinner menu from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, with items like corned beef and cabbage with onions, carrots and potatoes, classic Reubens with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye, and Guinness meatballs and mashed potatoes with Guinness cream gravy. All-day drink specials will include $5 drafts for Guinness, Smithwick’s and Harp brews, and $3 draft for Guinness blondes. The day will also feature a full lineup of live music, featuring acts like David Rousseau (9 a.m. to noon), Jerry Short and Rick Watson (1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.), the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums and several other acts. Visit strangebrewtavern.net or call 666-4292 for more details.
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Sheet-pan dinners If you love to cook but hate to clean up, sheet-pan dinners are for you. I enjoy putting together meals for my family but at the end of the day wish I could snap my fingers and make the mess disappear. I’ve found several recipes for dinners only involving one pan and they are giving me life right now. I just line a sheet pan with tin foil or parchment paper, layer on my food and bake. It’s glorious. In previous columns I’ve shared recipes for pork chops and salmon using only one pan to cook these proteins and at least one side and now I’m on to chicken. The dinner I’m sharing today is delicious, easy and a crowd-pleaser. And for a newly minted family of five, crowd-pleasers are key. This recipe is a play off of stir-fry. You simply take the chicken and vegetables you’d be adding to a stir-fry, layer them on a sheet pan and add your favorite sauce. While stir-fry is quite easy to begin with, making it this way means that I can prep Sheet Pan Stir-Fry Adapted from dinnerthendessert.com 2 chicken breasts, cut into small strips About 5 cups assorted chopped vegetables (I recommend onions, peppers, carrots, broccoli, and Bok Choy) Sauce of choice — use something you have or make one: 4 tablespoons tamari sauce or liquid aminos 4 tablespoons sweetener like honey, brown sugar or coconut sugar
Food & Drink Author events/lectures • BREWING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE PRESENTATION Historian Glenn Knoblock of Wolfeboro will present his book “Brewing in New Hampshire.” His presentation will show how beer went from home to tavern to brewery-based, and will include a collection of brewer anecdotes, as well as unusual and rare photos and advertisements documenting the changes in the industry and showing the state’s earliest brewers. Tues., March 20, 7 p.m. Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main St., New Hampton. Free and open to the public. Visit gor-
it and then forget about it. Stir-fry, as the name suggests, requires constant stirring and attention, which isn’t always easy for me to give at dinnertime these days. The best thing about this recipe is that all the ingredients are fresh. If you’re at the end of your week and need to empty out your fridge, just throw anything you have on the pan. In my experience, nearly everything can work. Plus, with all the produce we waste in this country (various studies put it between 30 to 40 percent), it’s good to have a backup plan for extra food. In fact, I will make this meal at the end of the week when I can see what remains in the fridge. — Allison Willson Dudas
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donnashlibrary.org or call 7448061. Beer, wine & liquor tastings • MILLYARD MUSEUM BEER TASTING Presented by the Manchester Historic Association and featuring brews from Great North Aleworks, Henniker Brewing, Lithermans Limited, Stark Brewing Co., and more, as well as hors d’oeuvres and live music. Thurs., March 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., Manchester. $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Visit manchesterhistoric. org/events or call 622-7531.
Church & charity suppers/ bake sales • FREE COMMUNITY DINNER Presented by Elijah’s Table, a joint project of Etz Hayim Synagogue and the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. Sun., March 18, 5 to 6:15 p.m. Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1 1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Free. Visit freemealsinderry. blogspot.com. Classes/workshops • PIZZA-MAKING CLASS Part of Tuscan Market’s Scuola Culinaria program. Mon., March 19, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuscan Market, 63 Main St., Salem. $70.85. Visit tuscanbrands.com or call 912-5467.
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Barrel tastings are some of my favorite wine events because you have an opportunity to try wines right from the barrel (or tank). Several Seacoast area wineries recently held their third annual barrel tasting weekend and it was another great opportunity to meet the winemakers, hear more about what they do and, of course, taste some wines in various stages of the aging process. My friends and I only made it to three stops on the wine trail this year due to time constraints and weather, but enjoyed each one. I hadn’t been to Flag Hill Distillery & Winery in Lee in quite some time, but was looking forward to trying some of their newer offerings, including the red plum, tart cherry and sparkling wines. While we waited for the next tour, we sampled a couple wines. My overall favorite was the Sparkling Cayuga. I like Cayuga wine, and their version of it already, but the bubbles stepped it up a notch. This is a great wine for brunch, for a special occasion, or anytime really! I also liked the sparkling apple cranberry, which is a great wine for holidays like Thanksgiving, but this would be a great brunch wine as well. Once on the tour with owner and distiller Brian Ferguson, we had the chance to try a couple of wines from the barrel, including 2017 Marechal Foch in once used oak, 2016 Marechal Foch in new oak and 2017 La Crescent. Ferguson explained that they grow grapes that are hardy enough to survive New Hampshire winters, which results in grapes with higher acidity. Because of this, there are some winemaking styles that make more sense than others. “We look at opportunities with grapes,” he said, noting they have put a lot of energy into their white wines, which are very aromatic. “We asked: How can we make incredible white wines?” Fermentation is stopped early to trap the grapes’ sugars and aromatic qualities. Our second stop was Sweet Baby Vineyard in Hampstead, where owner and winemaker Lewis Eaton was offering amarone and marechal foch from the barrel, and blueberry wine with Flag Hill apple spirits from an aged bourbon barrel. I liked all of these, but especially enjoyed the Minnie’s Bubbles, their first sparkling wine. I have been looking forward
to trying this for a while and had to take a bottle home with me, along with some amarone, which is my all-time favorite. Our third stop was Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry, where they make wine from honey. Here we had the chance to try a cider from the tank, heather blossom mead, a yet unreleased and unnamed mead (apple mead aged in a scotch barrel), and Destiny, their Desire mead (cherry, blueberry and black currant) that is being barrel aged. For some, mead is an acquired taste, but I happen to like it a lot. If you are hesitant to visit because you think that you don’t like it, please know that Moonlight Meadery has a lot of different meads, for all tastes. I wish I had had time to make more stops at Appolo Vineyards in Derry, Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown and Copper Beech in Hooksett during this event, but am already looking forward to next year.
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Black Bear Vineyard in Salisbury is now open for the season on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Stop in and try some of their wines including Seyval, La Crosse, La Crescent, Salisbury Red and Marechal Foch. They also have at least two new red varieties to try: Marquette and Leon Millot. I am looking forward to going back and visiting here again. The property is beautiful and the owners are so nice and welcoming. The last time I visited, it was late in the season of their first year. Due to such a positive response, they were almost out of wine, so I need to get back there for another tasting. For more information, visit their website at blackbearvineyard.com.
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• Anacortes, Washington-based bandleader Phil Elverum looks like someone who hands out Scientology pamphlets to freaked-out normies at airports, but he’s actually an edgy indiefolkie who fronted the band The Microphones, which released an album called Mount Eerie, and that became the band-name he’s been going by for years now. He was married to artist and huge Tintin comics fan Geneviève Castrée, who died in 2016 after giving birth to their first child; she had pancreatic cancer and it was a very sad story; Elverum chronicled his initial shock and reactions in Mount Eerie’s last LP, A Crow Looked at Me, which was largely considered a non-music record. Now Only, the band’s ninth full-length, is set to street on March 16, and the watery, finger-picked-acoustic-guitar single, “Distortion,” continues, in floods of words, Elverum’s inner dialectic on the meaning of death itself, a rush of very personal observations and memories on the subject. • The thing that bugs me about Pitchfork is their selective incisiveness, such as their observing that the Decemberists’ last album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, was “overlong and under-ambitious.” The problem there: what took Pitchfork so long to notice? That’s been the Decemberists’ MO since the beginning; it wasn’t until they were officially signed on as a cog in the corporate-indie machine that Pitchfork got past the band’s helter-skelter pandering to furries and actually listened to what they were doing. I root for the band’s cultish concepts, sure, and there are passages of their music I dig, but sometimes, honestly, they’re a bit of a chore, like the world would be better served if they were hotel workers or something. That brings us to now, and Be Your Girl, their eighth LP, led off by the single “Severed,” a bloopy cheesefest that evokes the singer from VNV Nation jamming with Postal Service, which would be suicidal for either of them. Am I nuts about it? No, I am not. Do I hate it? No, nobody could. Therein’s the problem, though, see? • Like most big-except-they’re-indie bands, Yo La Tengo is always good for a mixed bag of carefully targeted mixed-baggery. Their latest, There’s A Riot Going On, includes the single — well, it’s not a single, it’s a mix of four preview songs at once, yes, all four mixed together. Take that, people who like listening to music! One sounds like Bon Iver, another tambourine-powered one sounds like Clinic, etc. So random, huh? • And finally we have DC-based rapper/bassist lady Meshell Ndegeocello, with Ventriloquism, her new album! I have no idea who this person is, do you? The single, “Tender Love” sounds like Sade jamming with The Hooters. Would someone actually want that? Asking for a friend. — Eric W. Saeger
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When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, it was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime storm. Nevertheless, instances of extreme weather have only increased during the last decade and they are ravaging Americans’ homes. Just last year Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria quickly became three of the costliest storms in U.S. history, and the affected communities are still rebuilding well into 2018. The physical and emotional damage wrought by these storms inevitably brings people together as they support each other during their time of need. The indelible mark of meteorological tragedy and the importance of home are central themes to Robin MacArthur’s debut novel. Heart Spring Mountain tells the story of three generations of Vermont women who live on the titular mountain at various points in time. MacArthur flits through half a dozen characters’ perspectives across 60 years to illustrate how each generation relates to its secluded surroundings in different ways. Our first protagonist is Vale, who left her heroin-addicted mother Bonnie and their Vermont town eight years prior. She blames their isolation for her mother’s vice. However, when her aunt Deb tells her that Bonnie has gone missing during the 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, Vale knows she has to return home to look for Bonnie. Vale has been tending bar in New Orleans for the last few years, and she sees how Hurricane Katrina still haunts her friends and coworkers. Some lost siblings and parents. Others lost their homes. But regret runs deep in everybody who thought they could have done more to help others. Vale doesn’t know if she’ll be able to find her estranged mother, but she has to try. We glimpse Bonnie’s perspective briefly before she goes missing, and then MacArthur rotates through Vale, aunt Deb, and sisters Lena and Hazel to see Vermont through their eyes. Back in 1974, Deb’s friends are dying in Vietnam so she seeks out a commune in rural Vermont, hoping to find an idyllic home away from society. She embraces a self-reliant hippie lifestyle to become closer to the earth. She cherishes nature and can’t stand to see it plundered by pointless war. But her mother-in-law Hazel considers Deb an intruder, thinking that she “wanted to take this place and Hazel’s son in her slender fist and turn it into some kind of fantasy, walk the hillsides in a poetic reverie. But what did she really know about any of it? Of who made those beautiful, now crumbling walls, of the blood and sweat and work that went into these now
overgrowing fields?” Hazel’s great-great-grandfather had settled their family on this hillside in 1803, and she and her sister Lena know all of its secrets. By contrasting Deb’s new appreciation for Heart Spring Mountain and Hazel’s profound love of her ancestral homeland, MacArthur raises the question: when do you get to call someplace home? The truth is that the area where Hazel’s family settled doesn’t belong to them any more than it belongs to Deb. Vermont used to be the home of the Abenaki tribe, so MacArthur threads in some details to hint at the atrocities white settlers committed against Native Americans to steal their land. One minor character is an Abenaki woman who was forcibly sterilized alongside other women in her tribe so the Abenaki lineage couldn’t continue. Vale also discovers that one of her distant grandmothers could have belonged to the Abenaki tribe. Throughout Vale’s childhood, Bonnie had proudly claimed that their family had Native American heritage, but Vale had always thought Bonnie was appropriating Native American culture. Now that Bonnie’s Abenaki lineage turns out to be true, Vale suddenly feels drawn to the hills, the trees and the creek that she had hated as a child. It feels distasteful for a mostly white character to suddenly appreciate nature because her many-greats-grandmother may have been Abenaki, when in reality most of her relatives would have driven the tribe from their own homeland. Although MacArthur’s attempt to incorporate this Native American history feels a little clumsy, it is commendable for her to try to ensure it lives on. There are many generations who have called this place home, and not all of them have voices anymore. MacArthur manages to juggle the different perspectives with ease so you don’t lose sight of each character’s goals and shortcomings, despite the time-hopping. She threads the decades together by taking stock of the other tropical storms, extreme weather events and natural disasters that were happening around the world during each time period. This forces the characters to then take stock of their own lives and gain their own unique appreciation for Heart Spring Mountain. Hazel is born with her appreciation, Deb seeks hers out, and Vale finds hers along the way. Perhaps they smooth over some interpersonal relationships that they otherwise wouldn’t have tried to repair. MacArthur’s message is clear — let bygones be bygones, because when tragedy strikes, the support from the people in our communities is how we survive. B — Katherine Ouellette
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POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ
A Wrinkle in Time (PG)
A young teenage girl travels the universe to find her father in A Wrinkle in Time, a visually dazzling adaptation of the book from director Ava DuVernay.
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frey). It’s time to go look for your father, they tell Meg and whisk the children off on a trip through the galaxy. When Mrs. Which first appears, she is several stories high and someone suggests that she isn’t the right size. She replies in a very Oprah-like way that she didn’t know there was a right size. And that, to some degree, is the ruling principle of the movie. The scifi, like the visuals, is the cheese sauce on the broccoli (delicious, well-prepared broccoli but still) that is a message about the bigness of the universe and the inherent worthiness of each individual, especially the tweenager who might worry that extra pounds or the wrong hair or parental disapproval means that they are unworthy of friends or love or understanding. Neither your flaws nor your talents define you, the movie says; it’s how you use those flaws or talents. It’s been a while since I’ve read A Wrinkle
Everything) is the titular Simon in this movie, based on the YA book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, about a teen nervous about coming out to family and friends.
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in Time — at this point, I basically remember that I read it and that the book was my first experience with “the answer is love”type solution to a science-fiction or fantasy puzzle. The movie handles this baked-in squishiness perfectly fine and the movie makes for a perfectly fine kids’ story — for older elementary school kids, maybe 10 or 11 years old, and up. (Common Sense Media, a pretty good measurement of these things, pegs the appropriate age at 10 and up.) The scariness of the It, the evil mind that is expanding darkness across the universe including into the hearts of humans on Earth (and is voiced, apparently, by David Oyelowo), and the whole missing parent situation (not to mention the girl-on-girl psychological warfare) would seem to push this to the older edge of the PG range. This seems like the perfect age to pile on lessons about decency, self-reliance and self-worth.
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In the book, Meg, this story’s lead, is 13, and Storm Reid, the actress who plays her here, is 14. The Meg here reads something like that, somewhere around 11 through 13, with tween/teen angst about her place in the social pecking order (she is the target of a gang of mean girls) and her “flaws” but young enough that her family is still the center of her universe. That family includes her mother, the scientist Kate Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and her brother, the precocious six-yearold Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe). Then there’s the space where her father, Alex Murry (Chris Pine), also a scientist, used to be. He vanished without a trace four years earlier and his family is in a state of suspension about his disappearance — did he die? Run off? Is he in trouble? One stormy night, an oddly dressed woman calling herself Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) appears. She is friendly with Charles Wallace and tells Kate that the Murrys’ theory about universe-traveling capabilities of tesseracts is true. Later, Charles Wallace introduces Meg and Calvin (Levi Miller), one of Meg’s few friends at school, to Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), a woman surrounded by piles of books and who speaks only in quotes (Shakespeare, Churchill, Outkast). When Charles, Meg and Calvin all end up in the Murrys’ backyard, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who reappear along with Mrs. Which (Oprah Win-
Which is all to say that A Wrinkle in Time is a good older-kids movie and works fine on that level. I’ve seen a few headlines suggesting that it isn’t blowing the socks off critics or the movie-going public but I don’t know that blowing anyone’s socks off is its mission statement. It fills the cast with solid actors who, by design, all have to take a back seat to the child characters. (Who are also solid, particularly Reid.) It uses Oprah playing essentially the Oprah of the operation, which feels very on the nose but basically works. It states its core beliefs with a frequency that also feels a little on the nose but that I think probably works for the age of its target audience. Again, it’s perfectly fine — and in this case just-fine for the 11-yearold might not satisfy the Gen X-er expecting something transformative. Where this movie really shines is the visuals. I will say that some of the visuals — the sparkly eye makeup on Oprah, Mindy Kaling’s ornate hair pieces — do almost take you out of the movie. The characters are delivering wisdom but I am thinking, wow, that’s a lot of braiding or how do they keep the glitter bits from getting into her eyes. Overall, though, I think the production is able to convey the wonder, otherworldliness and emotion of the story in a way that isn’t, at least to my vague memory of the book, so much a literal translation as a thematic translation. An imagination is at work, here, and I like what this imagination is creating. B Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril. Directed by Ava DuVernay with a screenplay by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, A Wrinkle in Time is an hour and 49 minutes long and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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• Woofa goofa: Even at the ripe age of 72, Peter Wolf hasn’t lost a step, releasing one of his best solo albums in 2016, A Cure for Loneliness. It’s the 50th anniversary of the J. Geils Band, which he fronted with massive hits like “Love Stinks” and “Centerfold,” but induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame still eludes the Boston group. Wolf mixes solo and Geils hits at his shows. Go Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., Flying Monkey, 39 Main St., Plymouth. Tickets start at $39 — flyingmonkeynh.com. • Local laughter: With a sunny outlook and dedication to his craft, Paul Landwehr has moved steadily up the ladder since his early days honing a solid five minutes at midweek Shaskeen comedy nights. The comic hits a personal milestone with a headlining set in his home town’s biggest venue, which recently expanded to two nights a week of standup. Sam Ike and Tooky Kavanagh also appear. Go Friday, March 16, 8 p.m., Headliners at The Manchester Downtown Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, 988-3673. • Pop time : Those unenticed by corned beef and green beer can enjoy a change of pace with Best Not Broken. The NEMA-winning pop rockers are tuneful and energetic and there’s not a fiddle or bodhran on the stage. The four-piece band recently opened for the Gin Blossoms, and they were a perfect fit for fans of the ’90s rockers. Front man Eric Jackson is a wonderfully talented songwriter, deftly balancing pop and pathos. Go Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m., Biergarten, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 595-1202. • In harmony: Fans of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings love The Honey Dewdrops. Rooted in the sound of their native South, the married couple sing and play with aching urgency on their most recent album, Tangled Country. Originally from Virginia, they live in Baltimore and tour relentlessly. One critic said their songs “churn like a paddlewheel.” Go Sunday, March 18, 7 p.m., Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua. Tickets $12 at riverwalknashua.com. • Rock hard: An early week metal show stars Soulfly, the Phoenix band led by original Septulara singer Max Cavalera. Known for blending South American rhythms and world music into its heavy and often politically charged sound, the group is expected to release a follow-up to 2015’s Archangel this year. Fellow hard rockers Lody Kong and Uncured open. Go Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Chop Shop, 920 Lafayette Road, Seabrook. Tickets are $25 for the 21+ show at ticketfly.com. Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at hipposcout.com. HIPPO | MARCH 15 - 21, 2018 | PAGE 42
Perfect Green Storm Saturday St. Patrick’s Day overflows with fun By Michael Witthaus
It’s said that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day; nowhere is that more true than in the tavern trade. Authentic pubs typically have a digital clock on the wall counting down the days to March 17. The rest get in on the fun with corned beef and cabbage on the menu and green beer behind the bar, with extra points for Guinness. Those looking to start early can choose between two local concerts by national acts beloved by Celtic music fans. At the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111) Altan plays traditional Irish music. Throughout their career, Altan “has shown unwavering commitment to bringing the beauty of traditional music to contemporary audiences, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.” The show is at 7:30 p.m on Thursday, March 15, and tickets are $34.50 to $39.50 at ccanh.com. The Seamus Egan Project also appears on Thursday at Dana Center for the Humanities (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, 6417700). The founding member of the seminal band Solas performs with friends and musical guests, playing selections from his highly regarded catalog along with new songs that haven’t been recorded or performed live. Show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.75 for adults. St. Pat’s is bookended with traditional music from Thursday regulars Jeff and Friends, with Janet, Tobin & Crew on Sunday at Beara Irish Brewing (2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 342-3272), a Seacoast brewery featuring beers made with genuine Irish barley. A ubiquitous presence every St. Patrick’s Day, Jim Barnes, best known as the New Hampshire Irish Balladeer, sings on the day after at Hungry Buffalo (58 Route 129, Loudon, 7983737), which usually offers its special bison corned brisket dinner and chocolate Guinness cake with Baileys frosting. Sunapee Coffeehouse (9 Lower Main St., Sunapee, 446-3426, ext. 11) has an Irish “seisiun” with traditional Irish tunes and songs, and stories about about Ireland’s history and culture. The Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. session has Skip Gorman and Jane Orzechowski on fiddle, Deanna Stiles and Grant Taylor on flute, Tim Travers on button accordion and Vic Reno on guitar and other instruments. Now, on to the big day. • Alan’s (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 7536631) The St. Pat’s party lasts Friday through Sunday, with Mama Sez playing a benefit show for Town Line Trail Dusters to kick things off on March 16, with Those Guys returning on Saturday, and all you can eat traditional Irish fare all weekend long. • American Legion Post 51 (232 Calef Highway, Epping, 679-8320) The Line Up band playing classic rock ’n’ roll music starting at 8 p.m., $7 per person, and a cash bar will be open. • Area 23 (254 N. State St., Concord, 552-
0137) Sure, there will be plenty of Irish music all day long throughout the state, but Queen City Soul will be in to funk up St. Patrick’s Day in style at this iconic Capitol City spot. • Auburn Pitts (167 Rockingham Road, Auburn, 622-6564) Colossal Reuben sandwiches, corned beef & cabbage dinner with music from Crazy Steve and Friends starting at 7 p.m. • Backyard Brewery & Kitchen (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, backyardbrewerynh.com) will hold its first annual Kegs and Cabbage St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature a buffet with items like corned beef, cabbage, turnips, potatoes, stout lamb stew and pot leek soup, as well as several specialty Irish whiskey cocktails. The Jordan Wysocki Duo will also be playing the Celtic fiddle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • The Bar (2B Burnham Road, Hudson, 9435250) There will be live entertainment and a corned beef and cabbage dinner for $12. • Barley House (132 N. Main St., Concord, 228-6363) Step dancers, live Irish session and full Irish menu at this traditional pub, one of the state’s most venerable. • Barley House Seacoast (43 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, 379-9161) The most recently opened BH has the usual corned beef, and Guinness, with step dancers at noon and traditional music from Liz & Dan from 2 to 5 p.m. • Bonfire (950 Elm St., Manchester, 6637678) Downtown country bar joins the fun with WOKQ and WPKQ broadcasting live. Kegs and eggs breakfast and a TBA live band kick things off at 6:30 a.m.; Dan Morgan plays at 9 a.m., followed by Isaiah Bennett at noon, Nicole Knox Murphy at 4 p.m. and Eric Grant Band closing it out starting at 9 p.m. Bar Olympics run from 10 a.m. to noon, with drink specials and food served all day. • Cara (11 Fourth St., Dover, 343-4390) Hibernian Bagpipers kick off a traditional breakfast with black and white pudding, scrambled eggs and beans, followed by Jubilly, Murray Irish Dancers, in rotation throughout the day. DJ SKD also spins tunes. • Castleton Banquet and Conference Center (58 Enterprise Drive, Windham) Comedy
with Lenny Clarke to benefit the Kayla Bertolami Scholarship Fund. Chicken Parmesan or New England boiled dinner will be served. Tickets are $75. • Cheers (17 Depot St., Concord, 228-0180) It’s all about the food at this Concord location, with Irish Stew in a bread bowl and Guinness cupcakes topping the list of St. Patrick’s Day specials. • Chop Shop (920 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, 760-7706) Bite the Bullet, a multi-genre cover band, returns for another St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe they’ll play a Pogues song, or something from U2. • Community Oven (845 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 601-6311) Alan Goodrich performs. The veteran Concord, Mass.,-based singersongwriter, guitarist and solo performer recently released his first album of original songs. • Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord, 344-4747) Hanneke Cassel performs with her trio at 7:30 p.m.; tickets $23 at eventbrite.com. The Boston fiddler melds Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island influences with bluegrass grooves for a “uniquely American approach to Scottish music.” • Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677) Chad Lamarsh from 3 to 6 p.m. and Rob Duquette from 7 to 10 p.m. at the upscale restaurant-bar’s flagship location. At the newly opened location (41 S. Broadway, Salem, 458-2033) it’s Brad Bosse from 3 to 6 p.m. and Steve Tolley playing 7 to 10 p.m. Both locations offering specials like a traditional Reuben with Sriracha dressing, Guinness-braised corned beef and honey whiskey-glazed carrots. • Covered Bridge (Cedar Street, Contoocook, 746-5191) Singer-songwriter Will Hatch, who recently released a great new album of original songs, plays live. • Crow’s Nest (181 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, 974-1686) Among The Living finishes a day that begins with corned beef and cabbage, green beer drafts and other shenanigans. • Derryfield (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880) D-Comp from 3 to 6:30 p.m., followed by returning champions Last Kid Picked at 9 p.m.
• Dover Brickhouse (2 Orchard St., Dover, 749-3838) The day begins with a traditional Irish breakfast. Later it’s live music without any Dropkick Murphys covers from Rick Rude, Big Mess, Cool Parents and Cardinal Seth on Gray Street; there’s a $5 cover. • Falls Grill & Tavern (421 Central Ave., Dover, 749-0995) Tony DePalma plays at noon; later, Irish fiddle duo Liz & Dan Faiella play; at 6:30 Eyenine and the Lonely Ghosts take it to the finish. • Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille (40 Andover Road, New London, 526-6899, flyinggoose.com) will serve Irish food and drink specials all St. Patrick’s Day weekend. • Fody’s (9 Clinton St., Nashua, 577-9015) Open at noon, serving Chef Wess Therrien’s famous Reubens as well as his acclaimed corned beef dinner. Joe Macdonald plays music from 6 to 9 p.m. and Katrina Marie Band closes things out from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Fury’s Publick House (1 Washington St., Dover, 617-3633) Open at noon and there are specials all day, with Erin’s Guild playing traditional Irish music at 6 p.m., the AOH bagpipers at 9 p.m. at this popular Irish spot. • Grill 28 (200 Grafton Road (Pease Golf Course), Portsmouth, 433-1331) Second annual St. Patrick’s Day party with The Rust Project, with specials, drawings and giveaways (must be present to claim prize). • Halligan (32 W. Broadway, Derry, 9653490) Bagpipes at 2 p.m. and drummers appear. The tavern opens at 8 a.m. and promises a special menu. • Harlow’s (3 School St., Peterborough, 9246365) Rebels of the Sacred Heart perform “the best songs from across the board of Irish vocal pub and punk music.” $10 cover. • Hilltop Pizzeria (1724 Dover Road, Epsom, 736-0027) Fuzz Boxx plays its annual St. Patty’s “Whack Attack” party at the aptly named Epsom joint. • Holy Grail (64 Main St., Epping, 6799559) On St. Patrick’s Day, the popular pub housed in a former church opens at 6 a.m. with a traditional Irish Breakfast. There is live music from Max Sullivan at 1 p.m. and Conner Mullen at 5 p.m. • Hooked & Ignite (100 Hanover St., Manchester, 664-0064) Promising “Beer, Bagpipes and Corned Beef.” Call for details. • J’s Tavern (63 Union Square, Milford, 554-1433) Finigan and Fitzgerald play traditional Irish tunes, with plenty of Guinness on tap and Irish fare. • Kathleen’s Cottage (91 Lake St., Bristol, 744-6336) First pints at 6 a.m. Later in the day session musicians and their friends will be taking turns into the evening playing outstanding Irish traditional music. Féileacán Irish Dance Academy appears at 4 p.m., and Kathleen performs several solo pieces at different periods of the day as well. • Kelley’s Row (417 Route 108, Somersworth, 692-2200) Open at 6 a.m. for breakfast, with lunch and dinner served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traditional Irish band Bradigan, a regular for 16 years at both the old Dover location and the new place in Somersworth, starts at noon and plays through the evening, with breaks for bagpipers, drums and the John Grimes Irish
Step Dancing School’s Dover Rovers. $5 cover charge. • Killarney’s (9 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, 888-1551) Karen Grenier kicks off the music on Friday, which includes an Irish dinner followed by the traditional Tappn O’ Keg ceremony — bring a non-perishable food item for Nashua Soup Kitchen. Saturday has all the traditional food, with Grenier performing again, and the Police & Fire Pipe and Drum Band at 7:30 p.m. • Logan’s Run (816 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 926-4343) CB&C for $12.99, Guinness and other beer specials, a live DJ, prizes, giveaways and whiskey promos. The family restaurant will also be selling shamrocks and Jell-O shots, donating 10 percent of proceeds to raise money for MDA. • Makris (354 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, 225-7665) Irish music and prizes all day long. Revelers can enter to win Celtics or ski tickets. • Mama McDonough’s (5 Depot St., Hillsborough 680-4148) Open at 8 a.m., with breakfast until noon and then moving to the pub menu, with corned beef and cabbage available by 11 a.m. All kinds of specials and giveaways going on, with music starting early this year, at 9 a.m. with Matt Beaudin, followed by Young Folk at noon, Shelf Life at 4 p.m. and Dan Morgan Band from 8 p.m. to close. • Club Manchvegas (50 Old Granite St., Manchester, 222-1677) Rock 101 Morning Buzz radio personalities from 8 to noon, going live on the station with callbacks every hour, games and giveaways, with Tullamore Dew and Slane Irish Whiskey featuring prominently. Wizecrackaz plays at 2 p.m. • Master McGrath’s (8 Batchelder Road, Seabrook, 474-6540) Chef Mario’s Famous Corn Beef & Cabbage, green Bud Light aluminums, green carnations for the lassies with live entertainment all day and bagpipers passing through. Cover charge after 2 p.m. at this very Irish pub. • McGarvey’s (1097 Elm St., Manchester, 627-2721) 10 a.m open for this Irish saloon; call for details. Expect Guinness draft running nonstop, along with DJ music. • Merrill’s Tavern (85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, 382-8700) Enjoy Irish tunes from Stephen Decuire. • Moe Joe’s (2175 Candia Road, Candia, 769-4093) Black Pudding Rovers appear from 4 to 8 p.m. In its 18th year, BPR plays reels, hornpipes, polkas and Irish ballads with audience participation. The band features Irish fiddler Patrick Hornung, Mike Becker and Ken Wyman on guitar, and Gary Hunter on woodwinds. CB&C dinner offered at $14.95. • Murphy’s Taproom (494 Elm St., Manchester, 644-3535) Opens at 5:30 a.m., breakfast with full beer and liquor, Irish and Jameson promos, Bands playing in the back room all day and evening — Amanda McCarthy Duo, Brad Bosse, Cam MacMaster’s Irish Trio and The Conniption Fits. • Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400) Saint Patrick’s Day Comedy Spectacular features three of the funniest comedians of Irish descent Boston has to offer — Jim McCue, Joey Carroll and Kendra Cunningham. Tickets 44 are $32 to $37 at themusichall.org.
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forms on guitar, singing “Songs and Stories for Saint Patrick’s Day.” • Pitman’s Freight Room (94 New Salem St., Laconia, 527-0043) Not exactly Irish, but a fun party with funky music from Entrain. • Portsmouth Book & Bar (40 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, 427-9197) Penhallow is a local Portsmouth band that plays traditional Irish music as well as fast jigs and reels. Performers include Paul Delnero, Lloyd Allen, Tyler Buck, Jeff Murdock and Joseph Fuller. • Portsmouth Gas Light (64 Market St., Portsmouth, 430-9122) Doors open at 9 p.m. and DJ Koko-P will keep you entertained all night. Also Sev in the grill and Chris Powers playing live in the pub. • Ri Ra (22 Market Square, Portsmouth, 319-1680) The Inaugural Rí Rá Paddyfest runs all week long. Call the pub for details. On St. Patrick’s Day, watch the final match of Six Nations Rugby while enjoying Irish breakfast; later there’s Irish music and a full menu. • Salt hill Pub (2 W. Park St., Lebanon, 4484532) At the flagship location, and at its now five pubs, it’s an all-day, all-night party, starting with the ceremonial first pint and Irish Breakfast at 9 a.m. with a traditional menu the rest of the day. Four bands perform at each location, and everywhere there’s Irish dancing, a photo booth, the drive-by-bagpiper and Guinness Girls, cash and other swag. A pub-wide winner gets a grand prize trip for two to Ireland. Lines form early, with music from Bel Clare at 9 a.m., followed by Jim Barnes, Irish balladeer, at 1 p.m. and Atlantic Crossing at 4:30 p.m.; O’hAnleigh takes it from 9 p.m. to closing.
• Salt hill Pub Hanover (7 Lebanon St., Hanover, 676-7855) It’s the same deal as at the Lebanon location, with the following musical schedule: Jim Barnes, Irish balladeer, at 9 a.m.; Bel Clare at 12:30 p.m.; The Frogz at 5 p.m., and The Salthill Ceili Band at 9 p.m. • Salt hill Pub Newport (58 Main St., Newport, 863-7774) The second pub in the chain offers traditional music with Salthill Ceili Band at 9 a.m., O’hAnleigh at 12:30 p.m., Bel Clare at 5 p.m. and Black Agnes at 9 p.m. • Salt hill Pub Sunapee (1407 Route 103, Newbury, 763-2667) At the “Shanty” — named after the pub owned by ShP founders Josh and Joe Tuohy’s parents, once in the same location — music begins with O’hAnleigh at 9 a.m., followed by Atlantic Crossing at noon, Chris Powers at 3:30 p.m. and Bel Clare at 9 p.m. • Salt hill Pub West Lebanon (5 Airport Road, West Lebanon, 298-5566) The newest location has the following musical schedule: Eire Flare at 9:30 a.m., Salthill Ceili Band at 1:30 p.m., O’hAnleigh at 4:30 p.m. and Atlantic Crossing at 9 p.m. • Shaskeen (909 Elm St., Manchester, 6250246) Breakfast is served at 5:30 a.m. and first pint at 6 a.m. Sumptuous food, drink promotions and live music from afternoon to closing. Watch Ireland take on England in Six Nations rugby action. 96.5 The Mill broadcasts live throughout the morning, giving away Guinness glasses and tickets to see U2. Music includes The Gobshites, JL Trio and The Rebel Collective. • Stone Church (5 Granite St., Newmarket, 659-7700) Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is as authentic as it gets, playing fiddle and occasionally
singing. He’s close to home this year, performing with his trio. Tickets $10 at vendini.com. • Strange Brew (88 Market St., Manchester, 666-4292) Music all day long from David Rousseau, Jerry Short & Rick Watson, the NHPA Pipes, Olde Salt and Eric “Fingers” Ray. Go to strangebrewtavern.net for schedule. • The Goat (20 L St., Hampton, 601-6928) April Cushman Band plays country music. • Thirsty Moose (21 Congress St., Portsmouth, 427-8645) Red Sky Mary and Mockingbirds both perform. • Thompson Tavern (421 Central Ave., Dover, 842-5663) Open at 10 a.m. with Irish food, Jell-O shots, Irish music and plenty of green beer, with special live bagpipe performances at 4:15 and 7:30 p.m. Squeezed in between is a pub crawl from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St., Derry tupelohall.com) St. Patrick’s Day with the Glengarry Bhoys is a can’t-miss treat. Yoke Shire opens. Tickets $25 to $30 at tupelohall.com • Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230) Corned beef cabbage dinner all day with live Irish music by The O’Gills from 2 to 6 p.m. and Fatha Groove from 6 to 10 p.m. • Wally’s Pub (144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, 926-6954) Diezel performs rock ’n’ roll while putting its best Irish foot forward. • Wild Rover (21 Kosciuszko St., Manchester, 669-7722) Opens at 6 a.m. with Irish breakfast buffet till 11 a.m. Madra Rua Band plays at 11. Raffle prizes, with Hot Hits 94.1 broadcasting live. Expect bagpiper appearances, with Six Nations rugby on the big screen.
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Alton JP China 403 Main St. 875-8899
Bow Chen Yang Li 520 South St. 228-8508
True Brew Barista 3 Bicentennial Square 225-2776
Tortilla Flat 1-11 Brickyard Square 734-2725
Amherst LaBelle Winery 345 Route 101 672-9898
Bridgewater Bridgewater Inn 367 Mayhew Turnpike 744-3518
Ashland Common Man 60 Main St. 968-7030
Bristol Back Room at the Mill 2 Central St. 744-0405 Kathleen’s Cottage 91 Lake Street 744-6336 Purple Pit 28 Central Square 744-7800
Contoocook Covered Bridge Cedar St. 746-5191 Farmer’s Market Town Center 369-1790
Epsom Circle 9 Ranch 39 Windymere Drive 736-9656 Hilltop Pizzeria 1724 Dover Rd. 736-0027
Atkinson Merrill’s Tavern 85 Country Club Drive 382-8700 Auburn Auburn Pitts 167 Rockingham Rd 622-6564 Auburn Tavern 346 Hooksett Rd 587-2057 Barrington Dante’s 567 Route 125 664-4000 Bedford Bedford Village Inn 2 Olde Bedford Way 472-2001 Copper Door 15 Leavy Drive 488-2677 Shorty’s 206 Route 101 488-5706 T-Bones 169 South River Road 623-7699 Belmont Lakes Region Casino 1265 Laconia Road 267-7778 Shooters Tavern Rt. 3, 528-2444 Boscawen Alan’s 133 N. Main St. 753-6631
Deerfield Nine Lions Tavern 4 North Road 463-7374
Exeter Station 19 37 Water St. 778-3923
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, March 15 Ashland Common Man: Jim McHugh & Steve McBrian (Open) Auburn Auburn Pitts: Open Jam w/ Gordy and Diane Pettipas Bedford Copper Door: Jim Devlin Boscawen Alan’s: John Pratte Claremont Taverne on the Square: SoulFix
Duet of Mike Parker and Ali Turner Concord Common Man: Peter Papas Granite: CJ Poole Duo Hermanos: Mike Stockbridge Penuche’s Ale House: Black Phillip/Battle Street Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: DJ Pez Epping Telly’s: Pete Peterson
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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
Won’t Die, Wretched Tongues, Beast, Oakheart Central Ale: Jonny Friday Blues Gilford Lebanon City Sports Grille: DJ Dave Patrick’s: Eric Grant Acoustic Salt hill Pub: Jameson Irish Foundry: DJ Marco Valentin Whiskey Pub Crawl/Celtic Open Fratello’s: Jazz Night Hampton Session Manchvegas: College Night CR’s: Rico Barr Duo Penuche’s Music Hall: College Wally’s Pub: Mechanical Shark Londonderry Night - DJ Stef & Country Music DJ Coach Stop: Clint Lapointe Shaskeen: The Negans/Scrimmy Hanover Stumble Inn: Tom Boisse The Dirtbag Salt hill Pub: Irish Trad’ Session Strange Brew: Frank Drake’s Manchester Randy Miller/Roger Kahle Hashtag Hoedown Bungalow: Crazy Town, StrawWhiskey’s 20: DJs Shawn Hillsborough man / Dark Rain, Hollow BetrayWhite/Ryan Nichols/Mike Mazz Turismo: Line Dancing al, Quincer & When the Dead Exeter Station 19: Thursday Night Live
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Shaka’s Bar & Grill 11 Wilton Road 554-1224 Tiebreakers at Hampshire Hills 50 Emerson Road 673-7123 Union Coffee Co. 42 South St. 554-8879 Moultonborough Buckey’s 240 Governor Wentworth Hwy 476-5485 Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Road 478-5900 Nashua 110 Grill 27 Trafalgar Sq 943-7443 5 Dragons 28 Railroad Sq 578-0702 Agave Azul 94-96 Main St. 943-7240 Boston Billiard Club 55 Northeastern Blvd. 943-5630 Burton’s Grill 310 Daniel Webster Hwy 688-4880 Country Tavern 452 Amherst St. 889-5871 Dolly Shakers 38 E. Hollis St. 577-1718 Fody’s Tavern 9 Clinton St. 577-9015 Fratello’s Italian Grille 194 Main St. 889-2022 Haluwa Lounge Nashua Mall 883-6662 Killarney’s Irish Pub 9 Northeastern Blvd. 888-1551 O’Shea’s 449 Amherst St. 943-7089 Peddler’s Daughter 48 Main St. 821-7535 Pig Tale 449 Amherst St. 864-8740 Portland Pie Company 14 Railroad Sq 882-7437 Shorty’s 48 Gusabel Ave 882-4070 Stella Blu 70 E. Pearl St. 578-5557 Thirsty Turtle 8 Temple St. 402-4136 New Boston Molly’s Tavern 35 Mont Vernon Rd 487-2011
Meredith Giuseppe’s: Joel Cage Merrimack Homestead: Amanda McCarthy Milford Union Coffee: Phileep & the Beat, River Sister Nashua Agave Azul: DJ K-Wil Ladies Night Country Tavern: Jenni Lynn Duo Fody’s: DJ Rich Padula Fratello’s: Kieran McNally
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 Pittsfield Main Street Grill & Bar 32 Main St. 436-0005
Racks Bar & Grill 20 Plaistow Road 974-2406
Thirsty Moose 21 Congress St 427-8645
Chop Shop 920 Lafayette Rd. 760-7706
Portsmouth British Beer Co. 103 Hanover St. 501-0515 Cafe Nostimo 72 Mirona Road 436-3100 Demeters Steakhouse 3612 Lafayette Rd. 766-0001 Dolphin Striker 15 Bow St. 432-5222 Fat Belly’s 2 Bow St. 610-4227 Grill 28 200 Grafton Road (Pease Golf Course) 433-1331 Hilton Garden Inn 100 High St. 431-1499 Latchkey 41 Vaughan Mall 766-3333 Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St. 431-0901 Oar House 55 Ceres St. 436-4025 Portsmouth Book & Bar 40 Pleasant St. 427-9197 Portsmouth Gas Light 64 Market St. 430-9122 Press Room 77 Daniel St. 431-5186 Redhook Brewery 1 Redhook Way 430-8600 Ri Ra Irish Pub 22 Market Square 319-1680 Rudi’s 20 High St. 430-7834
Raymond Cork n’ Keg 4 Essex Drive 244-1573
Sunapee Anchorage 77 Main St. 763-3334 Sunapee Coffee House Rte. 11 & Lower Main St. 229-1859
Plaistow Crow’s Nest 181 Plaistow Rd 974-1686 O’Shea’s: Mando & The Goat Riverwalk Cafe: Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover Stella Blu: Par 3
Newmarket Stone Church: Irish Music w/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki & Jim Prendergast Peterborough Harlow’s: Bluegrass Night w/ John Meehan La Mia Casa: Soul Repair Portsmouth Beara Irish Brewing: Weekly Irish Music Dolphin Striker: Mica Sev Project Fat Belly’s: DJ Flex Martingale Wharf: Tim Theriault Portsmouth Book & Bar: Beat Night The Goat: Rob Benton Thirsty Moose: Thirsty Thursday DJ Night Rochester Lilac City Grille: Chris Lester Salem Copper Door SAL: Brad Bosse Seabrook Chop Shop: Spent Fuel
Rochester China Palace 101 S. Main St. 332-3665 Gary’s 38 Milton Rd. 335-4279 Governor’s Inn 78 Wakefield St. 332-0107 Lilac City Grille 103 N. Main St 332-3984 Mel Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Café 50 N. Main St. 332-6357 Radloff’s 38 North Main St. 948-1073 Revolution Tap Room 61 N Main St. 244-3022 Smokey’s Tavern 11 Farmington Rd 330-3100
Suncook Olympus Pizza 42 Allenstown Rd. 485-5288 Tilton Rio Burrito 276 Main St. 729-0081 Winni Grille 650 Laconia Road 527-8217
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
Wilton Local’s Café: Cecilia Zabala Windham Common Man: Mark Huzar Friday, March 16 Auburn Auburn Pitts: Whiskey Grin Auburn Tavern: Dr Pepper Belmont Lakes Region Casino: Red Sky Mary Boscawen Alan’s: Town Line Trail Dusters Fundraiser w/ Mama Sez Bridgewater Bridgewater Inn: Shameless Claremont Taverne on the Square: The Party Crashers Concord Area 23: Chris Powers Makris: Stuck In Time Band Pit Road Lounge: DJ Tandy’s: DJ Iceman Streetz (105.5 JYY) True Brew: Grain Thief
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Warner Schoodacs Cafe 1 East Main St. 456-3400
Salem Jocelyn’s Lounge 355 S. Broadway 870-0045 Sayde’s Restaurant 136 Cluff Crossing 890-1032
Weare Stark House Tavern: Steven Chagnon
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Derry Coffee Factory: Dave LaCroix Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: DJ Music / Frisky Friday Fury’s Publick House: Lovewhip Top of the Chop: Funkadelic Fridays
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NITE MUSIC THIS WEEK Henniker Sled Pub: Almost Acoustic Hooksett Asian Breeze: DJ Albin DC’s Tavern: Beard Bash Hudson The Bar: The EXP band Kingston Saddle Up Saloon: Fred Ellsworth Laconia Broken Spoke Saloon: Dirty Look Band Pitman’s Freight Room: Durham County Poets Whiskey Barrel: DjDirectDrive Lebanon Salt Hill Pub: Arthur James Londonderry Coach Stop: Paul Luff Pipe Dream Brewing: Young Folk
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Brickhouse: Kwasi Mensah
New Boston Molly’s: Brad Bosse/John Chouinard
Sunapee Sunapee Coffeehouse: Irish Seisiun Warner The Local: Thomasina Glenn Weare Stark House Tavern: Ryan Williamson Saturday, March 17 Ashland Common Man: Laser Show Bow Chen Yang Li: Mikey G
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Bedford Copper Door: Amanda Cote
Meredith Giuseppe’s: Lou Porrazzo
Concord Hermanos: Eric Chase
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Weare Stark House Tavern: Eric Lindberg & Brad Myrick
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Merrimack Homestead: Justin Cohn
Rochester Lilac City Grille: Tim Theriault - Ladies Night
Nashua Fratello’s Italian Grille: Phil Jacques
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Living On A Bad Name (Bon Jovi tribute) Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Dave Davies of the Kinks Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Charlie Daniels Band Thursday, April 5, 8 p.m. Cap Center Dark Desert Eagles (Sold Out) Friday, April 6, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Dark Desert Eagles Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry New Breed Brass Band Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Daughtry Sunday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. Cap Center Pat Benetar & Neil Geraldo Monday, April 9, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Bobby Long Friday, April 13, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft George Thorogood & the Destroyers Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. Casino Ballroom Halfway to the Highland Games Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Kim Richey Sunday, April 15, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Jesse Cook Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Concord City Auditorium David Bromberg Quintet Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Asleep At The Wheel Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House The Weight Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Motor Booty Affair Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Almost Queen Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry
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22 ___ in “cat” 23 “___ du lieber!” 25 Negative votes 27 Minute 29 Make frog noises 31 Ms. ___-Man 34 Madalyn Murray ___, subject of the Netflix film “The Most Hated Woman in America” 35 Shake it for an alcohol-based dessert? 38 Inkling 39 Jim Carrey comedy “Me, Myself & ___” 40 Dermatologist’s concern 44 Classical piece for a jeweler’s eyepiece? 47 Clean thoroughly 50 Exist
51 Word before par or pressure 52 95 things posted by Martin Luther 54 Fix, as a game 56 Actress Lupino 57 ‘50s election monogram 58 Similar (to) 61 Actress Russo 63 Rock nightclub open for a long time? 66 Critters that seem to find sugar 69 Dot in the ocean 70 “Easy-Bake” appliance 71 Treats, as a sprain 72 Grant consideration 73 Pied Piper’s followers 74 Shakespearean king Down 1 Cable channel that airs films from the 1900s 2 Self-proclaimed spoon-bender Geller 3 Pay after taxes 4 Lyft competitor 5 Tex-Mex dip ingredient 6 Co. that launched Dungeons & Dragons 7 “___ not know that!” 8 Walking speed 9 Ohio team, on scoreboards 10 Track bet with long odds 11 North America’s tallest mountain 12 It’s opposite the point 15 Cassava root
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All quotes are from songs written by John Darnielle, born March 16, 1967. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) “It’s good to be young, but let’s not kid ourselves / it’s better to pass on through those years and come out the other side / with our hearts still beating / having stared down demons / come back breathing.” — “You Were Cool” Don’t kid yourself. Aries (March 21 – April 19) “The first time I made coffee for just myself, I made too much of it / But I drank it all just cause you hate it when I let things go to waste.” — “Woke Up New” Or you could share. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) “When you punish a person for dreaming his dream / don’t expect him to thank or forgive you.” — “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton.” Word. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) “I get letters telling me since I moved away / You’ve taken to hanging out on that rock about a mile from shore / Given what I know about that rock mainly that it’s populated by seals / I strongly suggest to you that you not hang out there anymore / Cause the seal is a wily and a vicious creature / And the seal will bite you if you give him half a chance … Yeah the seal is not a creature you want to toy with / Yeah the seal is not a creature you want to toy with.” — “Beach House” Don’t toy with a seal. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) “I love you, I love you because you gave me sausage and cheese when I was hungry.” — “Earth Air Water Trees” Sometimes that’s all it takes. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) “You bought me some candy. / And you bought me some flowers. / And you bought me a sofa. / And you bought me a radio. / Thank you for the candy. / Thank you for the flowers. / Thank you for the sofa. / Thank you for the radio.
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As the 2018 Winter Olympics got underway, and athletes from Russia were forced to compete under the Olympic flag and be designated as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” (OAR) as punishment for systemic doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva proudly wore a T-shirt that read “I Don’t Do Doping.” But on Feb. 23, Sergeeva became the second Russian athlete to fail a doping test. (Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky also failed a drug test earlier in the Games.) Sergeeva was a vocal critic of the Olympic policy toward Russian athletes, telling Yahoo Sports, “If we are here, and we are clean, we should be able to walk under our flag.”
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Washington State University senior Logan Tago, a football linebacker, received WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement Fall 2017 Community Involvement award on Feb. 1 for 240 hours of service to the local community, reported the WSU Daily Evergreen — service he was ordered to give as a stipulation of his sentencing in January 2017 for third-degree assault. In June 2016, The Seattle Times reported, Tago allegedly hit a man with a six-pack of beer and later agreed to a plea deal that called for 30 days in the Whitman County jail, $800 in fines — and exactly 240 hours of community service. Tago managed to play the final two games of the 2016 season and in all of 2017’s 13 games, despite a WSU athletic department policy that prohibits players who are facing a felony charge from playing.
On Feb. 9, the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals upheld the four-year prison sentence Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn, 65, of San Antonio received after his fourth DWI conviction in 2016, rejecting arguments from his lawyer, Gina Jones of New Braunfels, that the state’s legal limit for alcohol concentration discriminates against alcoholics, who have a higher tolerance for liquor. “You’re not being punished for being an alcoholic,” Sammy McCrary, chief of the felony division for the Comal County criminal district attorney’s office told the Austin American-Statesman. “It’s the driving that’s the problem.”
At the beginning of February, several residents along a block in Marina, California, were hit by mail thieves. But the criminals probably didn’t know what hit them when they stole Rosalinda Vizina’s package. SFGate.com reported that Vizina, an entomologist, had ordered 500 live cockroaches for a study she’s working on. “I feel a little bad for the roaches in case they got smushed or tossed or something like that,” Vizina told KSBW.
On Feb. 20, little Jameson Proctor was born in St. Louis and a radio audience listened in as he came into the world. Cassiday Proctor, co-host of the “Spencer’s Neighborhood” show on The Arch in St. Louis, scheduled her C-section right in the middle of drive time and then invited listeners to share the moment when Jameson was born, at 7:45 a.m., through a broadcast phone call. “Our radio show is all about sharing our personal lives,” Proctor, 33, told The Telegraph. She also solicited ideas for names from her fans and received more than 400 submissions. “It was not something I wanted to keep private,” Proctor said.
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Flemington, New Jersey, cemetery worker Peter Ferencze, 59, was digging a grave at Hanover Cemetery on Feb. 20 when the 800-pound lid of a concrete burial vault fell on top of him, pinning him in the grave. Ferencze was treated and released from Morristown Medical Center after police and other first responders managed to lift the covAwesome! er with straps, giving Ferencze enough space The mining town of Kurri Kurri, Austra- to squeeze out, the Morristown Daily Record lia, cut loose on Feb. 24 with a new festival reported. to draw visitors: Mullet Fest, a celebration of the infamous hairstyle and those who wear Bright ideas it. Local hairdresser Laura Johnson came up -Christina C. Ochoa of Wichita, Kansas, with the idea, which included contests (Junior and her mom, Christy L. Ochoa, explained Mullet and Ladies’ Mullet categories, and so to The Wichita Eagle that more than 50 $5 forth) and bands (the Stunned Mullets from withdrawals Christina made from a Central Karuah). Winner of the junior division prize, National Bank ATM during a five-day periAlex Keavy, 12, told The Guardian: “It’s not od in mid-January were for a “money cake” a hairstyle, it’s a lifestyle.” He pledged to use she was making as a gift for someone. But his $50 prize to buy his girlfriend a pie. More the bank says the faulty ATM was dispensing than 180 contestants competed for Best Mul- $100 bills instead of $5 bills, and that Chrislet of Them All. Meryl Swanson, the local tina received $14,120 instead of $1,485. In a Labor MP and a contest judge, said she was Jan. 22 lawsuit, the bank seeks $11,607.36, “looking for pride, people embracing the plus interest, it says is owed by Christina. mullet, finding self-worth in it.” The bank is also trying to seize two cars the Ochoas bought during the same period, claimCan’t possibly be true ing that the $3,000 down payment for one of A designer pop-up store in Seattle made them was made up entirely of $100 bills. news on Feb. 22 for one particular item: a Visit newsoftheweird.com.
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