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Requiring work to receive government benefits continues to be a controversial idea. Some in New Hampshire government are looking at requiring able-bodied people to work in some capacity if they receive Medicaid benefits. The point of these sorts of requirements is to make sure that taking these benefits has a cost to you because they cost society. The goal of government benefits is to provide a basic standard of living or social safety net, and its origins go back as far as organized human history. There are both practical and moral reasons we choose to do this just as those who favor From Manchester’s Original a work requirement have moral and pracAuto Glass Company tical reasons. On the moral side it strikes many as reasonable that someone who can work should support themselves or support society in exchange for some measure of benefits. On a practical level having folks work gives them additional tools to find private sector work and get off government benefits. Though we haven’t always succeeded, most government programs are intended to create a hand up to help people get off those benefits. And that’s where we need more focus. Work requirements are fine as long as the result is helping people who can work work. Many times, however, we don’t fully understand what impedes people from working. It could be caring for a relative, caring for children, lack of reliable transportation, lack of reliable housing, substance abuse, mental illness, learning disabilities and other impediments that aren’t necessarily apparent. A good example of this is New Hampshire’s program to help supplement day care costs. This program, which almost always has a waiting list, should be a funding priority. It allows parents to get out and work and by its nature can only be used for a few years by working parents. That is truly a hand up. Providing working families with health care and dental care can also be a hand up and not a handout. A small health issue can easily derail a job. The issue may be less about requiring people to work than making sure they can work and creating clear program goals to help them achieve that. Though it can get overlooked, most people like to work. People like to earn what they have — to be independent and to contribute. Let work requirements be an afterthought of a policy built around getting people the resources they need to work.

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Contamination study

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced in a press release that a major groundwater contamination site in New Hampshire will be the model test site for a national study aimed at linking perfluorochemicals to human health effects. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will be conducting the study of the PFC contamination site at Pease International Tradeport. According to the announcement, the study will refine the agency’s collection methods and analyses and streamline the implementation process before they roll out the multi-site study nationwide. In 2014, Portsmouth shut down a major well serving Pease customers and residents, including a day care center, which had elevated levels of PFCs called PFAS. The chemical was found at levels over 12 times higher than the health standard established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Conversion therapy ban

A bill banning gay conversion therapy on minors was sent to the governor’s desk by lawmakers. The AP reported the House agreed to changes made to the bill by senators. Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, said he supports the ban. Proponents say gay conversion therapy does more harm than good to a minor’s mental health. A similar bill failed to pass two years ago.

Death penalty

Another bill approved by lawmakers in the House and Senate would repeal the state’s death penalty. Gov. Chris Sununu has

vowed to veto the measure, citing support for the death penalty by members of law enforcement. But NHPR reported a number of former members of law enforcement spoke out recently at a press conference, calling on the governor to sign the bill. Among those who spoke in support of the bill was Paul Lutz, a lifelong Republican and 30-year veteran of law enforcement. He said the state would save money from prosecuting costly death penalty cases, according to the story.

Recovery centers

Recovery centers across the state are calling for more state funding for fear of shutting down. Eight organizations representing 10 centers sent a joint letter to the governor and health commissioner about their concerns last month, which led to a recent meeting with state officials. NHPR reported the centers asked the state to increase its support from $1.5 million to $2 million. Without an increase in funding, they foresee budget cuts and possible closures because demand for their services is increasing while funds aren’t keeping pace.

Medicaid expansion

Lawmakers have finalized a bill to reauthorize the state’s expanded Medicaid program and sent it to the governor to be signed. The AP reported the Senate voted 16 to 6 to approve minor changes made by the House. Gov. Chris Sununu supports the bill, which would ensure over 50,000 low-income residents will continue to receive health care coverage for the next five-year authorization period.

The proposed budget for Concord would raise property taxes by about 4 percent, the Concord Monitor reported. The budget for 2019 would be an increase of $3.2 million in spending, a total of $65 million.

The bill funds the state’s obligation through the Alcohol Fund, to which the state’s hospitals have agreed to contribute $50 million over that period. For the first time, benefits will be linked to work and community engagement requirements for able-bodied adults.

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Voting bills

Gov. Chris Sununu plans to ask the New Hampshire Supreme Court to weigh in on a number of voting regulation bills, NHPR reported. A new bill, HB 1264, has garnered opposition among Democrats for redefining residency in a way that opponents say disenfranchises potential voters. Proponents say the bill serves to clarify eligibility requirements. But some don’t expect the Supreme Court to make a decision on this bill, because it’s already embroiled in ongoing lawsuits over another voter bill from the previous session, SB 3. That bill required voters who registered within 30 days of election day to demonstrate residency.

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Amherst Milford Bats returned to James Mastricola Upper Elementary School in Merrimack after $600,000 in repairs and cleanup of bat feces, the Telegraph of Nashua reported. Two bats were found in two different rooms and Critter Control was called into deal with the problem.

Ralph Baer, the late Manchester resident and inventor of home video games, will be granted the honor of a posthumous lifetime achievement award by the New Hampshire High Tech Council. According to a press release, Baer will be recognized for his pioneering contributions to the modern video game industry. He was the man behind Pong on the Magnavox Odyssey home system and other toys like Simon. Baer died in 2014 at the age of 92. His son Mark will accept the award, at the 30th anniversary of the NHHTC’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 13.

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The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, along with civil liberties groups in Maine and Vermont, have sued the federal government for records related to immigration enforcement, the AP reported. The groups want to understand what has changed since President Trump took office but the groups say federal immigration enforcement agencies have not complied with Freedom of Information Act requests for records of raids, arrests and detentions. The complaint alleges that immigration arrests have increased 50 percent in New England states, since Trump took office. That’s compared to a 38-percent increase nationally.

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Police believe the falcon was shot by a .22 caliber round, but no bullet or casing was recovered at the scene. Images of the dead bird show a wound in the center of its underbelly. It’s believed the bird was perched on a tree near the property when it was shot. While peregrine falcons are no longer on the endangered list, they are still protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which makes killing them a federal offense, according to police. Salem police hope to get help from the public in finding the perpetrator. Members of the public can call 890-2390 if they have any leads.

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The falcon was well-known to local birder Steve Mirick. “I like to think they’re my babies. But now one of my babies is dead,” Mirick said. He was a male, with tag Black/Green 72/ AB — the closest thing he has to a name — and he was born at the nest on top of the Brady Sullivan Tower in Manchester, where a webcam has been set up to view the birds for years. Audubon biologists tag the birds when they’re young as a means of tracking their movements — with the help of area birders and photographers — in adulthood, which provides them with valuable scientific data. Chris Martin, a raptor biologist at the New Hampshire Audubon, said the bird’s parents used the nest for a time but moved on several years ago. The pair nesting there now is a different couple.

But webcam viewers would have been able to watch as 72/AB hatched and grew up. There are photos of the bird when he was a fluffy juvenile, taken by local wildlife photographer Peter Gray, when the bird was first tagged. After he fledged, the falcon wasn’t heard from for some time. But about two years after he was born, Mirick found him nesting in northern Massachusetts. “I first kind of discovered the bird in Haverhill … in 2014,” Mirick said. The falcon had started a family of his own the year after. The first nest Mirick was aware of was located on the ledge of an old coppertop dentist building on River Street. That year, he raised two offspring. Then, in 2016, 72/AB returned to nest at a different location in Haverhill, under the Basiliere Bridge over the Merrimack River. He and his mate had about three or four young that year. He’s photographed in December 2017, perched atop a weathervane with his mate in downtown Haverhill, but then the falcon goes off Mirick’s radar. Mirick said he doesn’t think they successfully nested that year, and it’s unclear whether they found a new nest this year. The female’s location is unknown. “We don’t know whether she nested or not this year. It’s possible she’s on a nest right now,” Mirick said. During the falcon’s time in Haverhill, Mirick said, it’s unlikely the bird traveled far outside of Essex County to hunt for food. But Salem isn’t particularly far from Haverhill. According to the New Hampshire Audubon, there have been 51 color-banded peregrine falcon chicks to fledge from the Brady Sullivan Tower nest since 2001. Since then, 24 of them have been encountered at least once (12 dead, 12 alive) and at least six were confirmed to be mating in the New England area.


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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX New crisis center The nonprofit organization Building on Hope broke ground on a new crisis center in Concord on Friday, May 11. According to a press release, the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire was selected as Building on Hope’s 2018 renovation project. The crisis center works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. It’s the only agency in Merrimack County working exclusively with that population. Sen. Maggie Hassan and Concord Mayor Jim Bouley attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Volunteers with Building on Hope will work around the clock to finish construction work by May 20. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The crisis center served 1,184 people in 2017 alone.

Officials warn of brush fire danger After a landowner caused a sizeable fire in Barrington, fire officials are warning residents about the dangers of causing brush fires. The AP reported firefighters from about half a dozen agencies responded to the eight-acre, three-alarm fire. Dry conditions and high winds increase the risk of fires. The landowner in Barrington didn’t have a burn permit when he started a fire that accidentally spread. Officials may fine him, according to the story. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Fireworks and poorly extinguished cigarettes have also been known to start fires.

New breast milk donation site New Hampshire has a new drop-off site for women to donate breast milk, NHPR reported. The site, the fourth in the state, is set up at Portsmouth Regional Hospital through a partnership with Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast, a nonprofit that provides donated human milk to babies in fragile health. Donors are screened, then the milk is processed and pasteurized and distributed to babies in hospitals throughout New England. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Other Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast donation sites are located at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, Memorial Hospital in North Conway and Nini Bambini in Bedford.

Tool to measure New England cottontail numbers New England cottontail populations have been difficult to monitor due to the animal’s rarity and secretive nature, but University of New Hampshire scientists have developed a new method that could make the process easier, the AP reported. Scientists will be able to detect trends over time using DNA collected from the rabbit’s fecal pellets, which could help with conservation efforts. The method will be implemented at more than 30 managed sites within the species’ range. QOL Score: +1 Comment: An endangered species in New Hampshire, the New England cottontail has lost more than 80 percent of its habitat to housing developments and farmland since 1960 and has been steadily declining in population. QOL score: 81 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 83

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Rivals, coaches boors and Joe D. A busy week leads to comments on the following stories; News Item: Marchand makes fool of himself as Tampa Bay lick Bruins It was a move worthy of dyspeptic 1970s Yankees manager Billy Martin. Anything to win, no matter how vulgar the effort was to get under someone’s skin. Though I doubt even Martin would do what Brad Marchand somehow thought was a bright idea to get under the skin of Tampa Bay players by licking their neck or face. You’ve no doubt heard of his actions, but if not, yes, I did say licking. If you’re a Bruins fan and justify that, I suspect you’re a major hypocrite. Because if someone ever did that to any Bruins you’d be calling for his head and you’d be right. If there was ever a move, outside of everything Bill Laimbeer did back in the day for similar reasons, to punch a guy’s lights out with no retribution from the league office, this was it. As Lakers coach Pat Riley once said after Laimbeer got sucker-punched one day, “dem gets what dem deserves.” And the only bad thing is no one from Tampa Bay actually did it to the little jerk. News Items: Return of rivalries brings back the good days My favorite line from the famous SoxYankees playoff game of 1978 came from Reggie Jackson when he said, “I hate to play you guys, but I love to play you guys,” while standing in the clubhouse doorway as Carlton Fisk and Jerry Remy came in to offer their congrats. It spoke to how the inspiring rivalry brought out the absolute best in each other. And despite their bitter loss, it was obvious they agreed. Flash forward — yikes — 40 years to last week when teams from the Bronx, Philly and Boston gave notice the dawn of the next great time for the Yankees-Red Sox and

long dormant 76ers-Celtics rivalries lies just ahead. Complain if you want about the bullpen, but I do remember no team doing more damage to Mariano Rivera than the Manny-Papi era Sox, so bullpen failings are part of the deal. Even with that, three entertaining games left the teams squared at 3-3 after six games. Ditto in Philly, where the Sixers lost the series four games to one to the Celtics, but it came via one blow-out, three down-to-the-wire games and one that was for the ages, making it a lot closer than it looked. With all four teams young, having major stars ready to collide and coming of age at the same time, the next chapters in Boston’s two greatest sports rivalries are about to be written. News Item: As Stanton struggles, DiMaggio’s greatness comes to light Nice to see legendary Joe DiMaggio injected back into baseball conversations to dramatize just how bad Giancarlo Stanton’s early struggles were in striking out 20 times in his 43 Yankees at-bats. That was seven fewer than DiMaggio remarkably striking out just 13 times in his magical 1941 season. Though it should be noted Stanton still projects to hit 35 homers, so it could be Katie bar the door as the weather warms. But for now, the K’s are now 54 in 39 games, which already is a lot more than Joe D had in any of his 15 seasons, with the high-water mark 39 as a rookie in 1936! And even though the notion of K’s being a bad thing has diminished over time, the contrast is an illustration of the difference between baseball in the time of DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Stan Musial and today. News Item: Stevens snubbed by coaches in Coach of the Year voting Don’t want to seem like a green teamer, but while there were a number of excellent candidates for NBA Coach of the Year, not enough to warrant Brad Stevens not getting even one vote from any of the other 29 coaches. Let’s examine a few who did

get votes. Doc Rivers – Yes, L.A. had a slew of injuries, though not as bad as Boston, and none lost were the caliber of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. Yet he got one vote while winning 13 fewer games. Really? Quin Snyder – Utah recovered nicely from losing its best player to free agency. He also lost Rudy Gobert for 25 games, helped Ricky Rubio improve dramatically, got great returns on trusting rookie Donovan Mitchell from the jump and had to deal with a major trade deadline team shake-up. But, while a major surprise out west, they won three fewer than in 2016-17 and that was seven fewer than Stevens. I’d also point out Snyder isn’t the only one who lost Hayward for the year. For him, it happened in July so at least he could plan for it. For Stevens not so much — he had to do it on the fly. Dwayne Casey – the winner. Toronto improved by eight wins and took top seed in the East. Nice job. But it was done with a long together core, his top two stars missing just four games total and no one among the top 11 missing more than 12. So he did a tad above expectations. Brad Stevens – 55 wins. Just four fewer than Toronto with his top two players missing 102 games and three others in the top 8 missing at least 20 each. Injuries that piled up so much he had to start Al Horford at point guard in one game. Then contrast winning 16 of their first 18 with 11 new players vs. the trouble Oak City had getting it together before hitting their stride after their shake-up this summer. Or Miami before that with LeBron and Chris Bosh. So that seems pretty good to me. And, oh by the way, those two losses came immediately after his young team witnessed the gruesome Hayward injury in person. If that’s not a more formidable set of obstacles than Casey faced I don’t know what is. Email dlong@hippopress.com.

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Bragging Rights for Now Game of the Week: They went to Bedford as they stayed undefeated at 12-0 in NHIAA baseball with an 8-4 win over Exeter that dropped the latter to 11-2. The big blows were a two-run bomb by Grant Lavigne and a two-run double by Peyton Murray that pushed the Bulldogs out to a 6-0 lead after five innings. Exeter rallied for four runs to tighten the gap to 6-4 after six, before B-town scored its last two runs on wild pitches. Sports 101: Name the players in the alltime Top 5 of most homers hit against the Yankees. Big Hit of the Week: The seventh-inning grand slam by Alyssa Gerardi that helped Central seal its 8-3 win over Memorial in softball action. Good Week / Rough Week of the Week: Trinity and Windham softball will be linked for a while. They started the week with the Jaguars 34-0 mercy-rule loss behind an Abby Bedient and Amelia Williamson no-hitter and a 17-0 first-inning lead and ended it with a W-town 19-1 win on Friday. The good news is the Pioneers had wins over Lebanon and Hollis-Brookline between the big losses. Honors: To Candia and SNHU’s Sarah Lavallee for being named first team All

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3 – RBI from three batters for Pinkerton Academy when Connor Jenkins, Asa Runge and Brad Day had RBI hat tricks in their 15-0 whitewash of Nashua North. 6 – runs scored in the sixth inning by the Central baseball team to break

NE Region after a season when she was second in the NE 10 in homers (12) and RBI (44), while going 16-2 with a 2.10 ERA and four shutouts. Diamond Double of the Week: Don’t expect the diamond teams at Goffstown to get an invitation to Lebanon any time soon after the drilling their teams got from G-town last week. It ended with 26 runs being scored and none allowed by Goffstown hitters and pitchers. The biggest damage came from Olivia Baldyga in softball as she no-hit the Red Raiders and struck out eight in a 14-0 win, while Nick Labrie had a three-hit day in a 12-0 thumping with the big blow being his first-inning grand slam. Sports 101 Answer: Jimmy Foxx has the most ever homers vs. the Yankees with 70. That’s followed by Ted Williams with 62, Manny Ramirez with 55 and David Ortiz and Hank Greenberg next at 53. On This Date – May 17 in 1970: Hank Aaron becomes just the ninth player in baseball history to reach 3,000 hits when he singles off Wayne Simpson in the second game of a doubleheader vs. the Reds. He finished the career with 3,771 hits, now third all-time.

a 3-3 tie and propel them to a win over Trinity behind a four-hit, two-RBI day by Kyler Bosse. 12 – points on seven goals and five assists for Bishop Guertin’s Brian Cameron in the Cardinals’ 18-8 thumping of Reading, Mass. 15 – strikeouts by Brett Anderson in leading Bish-

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op Guertin to a 5-0 win over Central when he went the distance as he allowed just one hit and walked one. 21 – goals scored by Derryfield in a 21-3 lax win over Alvirne behind four-goal days from Connor Glosner and Eric (his honor the) Mayer

Joe DiMaggio’s 1941 Season: Had the nation’s attention riveted to him as he hit in 56 straight games to the tune of .408 (91-223) with 15 homers and 55 runs batted. That, hitting .357, with 30 homers and 125 RBI and then the third-place Yanks zooming to clinching the pennant earlier and by the largest margin of any team in history, earned him the MVP over the .406-hitting (37 homers and 127 RBI) Ted Williams. Ted Williams: Fourth-greatest hitter who ever lived, who actually out-hit DiMaggio during the famed 56-game streak, .412 to .408, and would’ve hit .419 in 1941 if like today, sac flies hadn’t been counted as at-bats. Bill Laimbeer: Talented, but below-the-belt-hitting thug from the cheap-shot late ’80s Detroit Pistons. Occupies top spot, one rung above the Billy Martin-George Steinbrenner duo, on the list of greatest Boston Sports villains ever, best exemplified by Danny Ainge’s answer during a WEEI conversation about most-hated Bird-era Celtics opponents, “Oh, we all hated Laimbeer.” Billy Martin: Caustic hard-drinking umpire-battling manager of the Yankees during the 1970s edition of the Sox-Yankees rivalry. Made his mark with first-place finishes with Minnesota, Detroit, N.Y., Oakland and nearly so with moribund Texas. But the acrimonious personality always led to the ax. In the end his relationship with the Boss was a caricature, as he became a sad joke being hired, fired and rehired five different times as Yankees skipper.

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ROUTES FROM THE PROS, PLUS 10 LOCAL RUNNERS’ FAVES AND 60 UPCOMING RACES From dirt trails to paved rail trails to roads that wind through cities, there are running routes of all distances and difficulty levels throughout southern New Hampshire. Local pros share the details of their favorites, and HIPPO | MAY 17 - 23, 2018 | PAGE 12

She Runs This Town NH members give a shout out to their most loved runs, too. And if those anytime, anywhere runs motivate you to sign up a race or two this summer, we’ve got 60 to choose from!


Manchester pond loop

Run a loop or 5 and end with an ice cream

The Run: James Porter, president of the Greater Manchester Running Club, recommends the Dorrs Pond Loop at Livingston Park (156 Hooksett Road, Manchester). After entering Livingston Park take your first right and park next to the pond house. Start by running clockwise on the sidewalk over the pond’s drainage bridge and follow the 10-foot-wide dirt path. After 0.6 miles, you can either take a hard right and follow the deck path over the marsh, or you can go straight and climb a small hill. The dirt path reconnects with the main trail in 0.1 miles. Follow the path another 0.3 miles over another deck pathway until you reach the sidewalk again, which will lead you back to the pond house. Distance: 1.1 miles Difficulty: Easy/moderate. “It is mainly flat with a few gentle rises, but since it is a dirt path, there is the occasional rock or root to avoid,” Porter said.

What makes it great: “It is beautiful,” Porter said. “Lots of nature to take in, and in the spring you can see the turtles sunning themselves on the rocks … and the ducks in the river that feeds the pond.” The path also has a few smaller, single-track trails that branch off it. One includes a yoga platform on the right side. Those with “adventure in their heart,” Porter said, can take a left after the pond house and venture off the main trail onto unmarked trails. “Grab an ice cream across the street at the Puritan when you are done,” he said. You can do the loop a few times to really earn that ice cream. — Angie Sykeny

An easy Concord jaunt

Flat loop begins and ends at city park The run: Jeremiah Gould, marketing manager at Runner’s Alley in Concord, said each branch of the store organizes group runs every Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. One of the easier running routes the store’s Concord branch

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organized and suggests is the Rollins Park Loop, which begins and ends on the south end of Rollins Park. The route starts by leaving the parking lot south on Bow Street and turning west to head right on Rockingham Street after about 0.2 miles. Continue west through the intersection of Rockingham and South streets, where it becomes Iron Works Road, just past where Cimo’s South End Deli is located. After another 0.4 miles, turn right on Birch Street, running north for 0.9 miles until you reach Clinton Street. The route then continues northeast on Clinton Street for 1.5 miles until you reach the point intersecting South Street, where Tucker’s is. Cross this intersection onto Broadway, then continue south until you are able to turn right back in to Rollins Park. Distance: 3.2 miles Difficulty level: Easy What makes it great: Gould said the route is a nice easy loop that stays flat, while still having plenty to offer. “You get some nature, some of the vibrant south end bustle, and there are plenty of sidewalks during the busier stretches of road,” he said. — Matt Ingersoll

West End Farm Trail run in Concord is 7.2 miles from end to end.

Queen City trail See birds, jump off a bridge or just run The Run: The Piscataquog River Trail (park at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester) is also recommended by James Porter, president of the Greater Manchester Running Club. The paved 10-foot-wide trail connects the baseball stadium to the Goffstown Rail Trail. Follow the river path to the right of the main entrance of the stadium south for 0.2 miles. Take a left and climb a moderate hill to the foot bridge that crosses the Merrimack River. Follow the path straight for 0.5 miles to the Second Street crossing, where there is a crosswalk light you can activate to cross safely. Follow for another 1.5 miles to the West Side Ice Arena. Turn around and retrace your steps back to the stadium.

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Nashua loop

Hills, flats and some nice scenery

The run: Beth Whipple, a manager at Fleet Feet Sports in Nashua and board member of the Gate City Striders, organizes local routes for people training to run 5Ks, half-marathons and marathons. One route of about medium length and difficulty she constructed begins and ends outside the store at 4 Coliseum Ave. in Nashua. The route picks up on Broad Street by looping around on Gusabel Avenue, then continues east on the Broad Street Parkway. “It’s a big downhill, then goes into the mill area and through the Clocktower Place,” Whipple said. “Then it goes out to Factory Street, and takes a left onto Main Street.” From Main Street, the route continues north for about four blocks until you reach the fork where Amherst and Concord streets intersect. Whipple said you bear right and take the gradual uphill on Concord Street and eventually through Greeley Park before taking a left on Hills Ferry Road. The run will continue through some residential neighborhoods crossing over first Manchester and then Watson streets before eventually bringing you out to Amherst Street. From there, turning on Troy Street, then Pinehill Avenue and then Sullivan Street will take you back to Broad Street going back toward the store, looped

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back to where you came from. Distance: 7.2 miles Difficulty level: Medium What makes it great: According to Whipple, the route contains sidewalks almost in its entirely, and features a relatively flat terrain with minimal turns. “It’s got a nice mix of hills and flats, so people can recover,” she said. “It’s also got some quiet areas and some nice scenery as well to keep people distracted. I think people prefer a looped course, just because it’s easier to keep focused knowing that you’re going to come back the same way. … We try to keep it pretty straight so people don’t have to worry about getting lost.” — Matt Ingersoll

Capital City trail run From orchard to Audubon

The run: Concord residents Mike Schowalter and Katharine WoodmanMaynard manage a trail running group, which meets at a different trail in the Capital City every Wednesday at 6 p.m. The group met for its first run of the season on May 2 and will continue to meet at trails usually through October, according to Woodman-Maynard. One of the more easily accessible routes they recommend is the West End Farm trail; the seven-mile route connects Carter Hill Orchard on one end to the New Hampshire Audubon Center on the other, but also connects many intersecting routes with other trails along the way.

“It goes through a variety of terrains through the woods, and along some rivers and marshes,” Woodman-Maynard said. The trail can be run from either end, with parking available at both end points, and is specifically marked all along the way, also passing Rossview Farm and Dimond Hill Farm. “There are some really nice views at Carter Hill Orchard. There’s a raptor tower you can see, and then there’s donuts and apple picking in the fall, so it’s a cool place to go,” Woodman-Maynard said. From Carter Hill Orchard, the West End Farm trail continues south for about two miles to District No. 5 road, then for 1.45 miles to Currier Road, 0.8 miles to

Hopkinton Road, 1.5 miles to the Interstate 89 underpass, and 1.45 miles to Silk Farm Road before reaching the Audubon. A few connectors along the way can also bring you to Swope Park, Winant Park and other nearby destinations. Distance: 7.25 miles Difficulty level: Medium What makes it great: WoodmanMaynard said of the dozens of miles of trails available for running in Concord, the West End Farm trail is one of the easiest trails to follow because it is wellmarked, mostly flat and relatively linear. “It’s probably the one people would be most comfortable with,” she said. “It’s a good one for new trail runners because it’s marked very specifically.” — Matt Ingersoll

10 more great runs As a member of She Runs This Town NH (a non-competitive running club for women that connects on Facebook and whose members meet up for runs all over the state), I posted a comment on the private Facebook group page asking fellow runners to share the routes they love to run the most. Here are 10 of my favorite responses.

running with some pavement, so it’s a 2 in 1 for me. Also, it’s so quiet and peaceful and if you go at the right time you catch the reflections of the trees in the water.” — Carolina Bartholi

“Raymond rail trail. Start at the elementary school trailhead and run toward Candia. Run past Onway Lake and at exactly 4 miles come to a beautiful pond with a little waterfall. My “I love starting at Bridge Cafe in Manchester, favorite 8-miler. Not too difficult, very mild running across Bridge Street, navigate over to incline going there, which makes the trip back Bremer to Coolidge, out Goffstown Road until that much sweeter.” — Sandy Unger Montgomery, right on Bremer until it gets to West Side Arena where I can take the paved “I am still a beginner and I need flat open sursection of the Piscataquog Trail back to Manch faces so people can pass! I love the Goffstown A view from a run through Mines Falls. Courtesy of Carolina Bartholi. over behind the ballpark. It’s [a little more than] rail trail, off of Moose Club! Just past the bridge 6 miles and has flat, some hills, and shaded into Manchester it’s 3 miles, the perfect 5K — Arbor Lane and Brick Mill Road, take Brick “My favorite short route — I call it the Bertrail. Plus, finishing at the cafe means post-run it’s wide and flat and either paved or packed Mill all the way, left onto Wallace and back to muda Triangle: South Mammoth Road to the smoothies!” — Emily Duane dirt! — Ariana Connors Inside Scoop.” — Catherine Cugell Rombeau Backyard Brewery (YUM), then north on South Willow to Sheffield Road back to South Mam“The Londonderry, Derry, Windham rail trail “Scoop Loop: 5 miles starting and ending at “I love the Derry/Windham Rail Trail. It’s flat moth — it’s really a triangle! It’s about 5K, is great. It’s mostly flat and you can run a lot The Inside Scoop in Bedford! Enough hills AND paved with enough scenery to make you perfect when I don’t have a lot of time or when or a little with plenty of coffee shops and res- to be challenging and very few busy/main feel like you’re in nature but not so secluded I want to do speed work.” — Caryn Dupuis taurants on each end for the end of the run.” roads. Can’t beat ending with coffee and/or ice that you feel unsafe. Plus, there’s the Wind- Newhall — Tasha Ball cream! The loop starts with a left onto Wal- ham Junction restaurant in between for great lace Road from Inside Scoop, immediate left breakfast and lunch options!” — Tiffany “Tower Hill Pond in Auburn is a 4-mile out and “One of my favorite running places in Nash- on Route 101, first right onto Hitching Post Begin-Stearns back/loop combo. Great trail running with conua is Mine Falls. The most I’ve done in there Road, go all the way to the end, left on Hartinuous up and down stretches, though nothing is 8 miles and that was while exploring trails I dy Road, cross 101, pass Hannaford on left at “10-mile loop around Massabesic Lake!” — too challenging. Usually see some nice wildlife wasn’t used to. I found a bridge there on the oth- corner of Jenkins Road, take second left onto Theresa Weber Noble and never too crowded.” — Julie Whitmore er side that I never knew existed. It’s more trail Christmas Tree Circle, stay on it as it becomes — Compiled by Meghan Siegler

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Race to the finish line

A summer’s worth of 5Ks, marathons and more By Ryan Lessard

rlessard@hippopress.com From now through Labor Day there are all kinds of runs in southern New Hampshire. Whether you want to jog with your dog or finish your race with a beer, there’s a run here for you. • Support the military by running in the Reunite the Fight Armed Forces Day 5K on Saturday, May 19, at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St., Merrimack. The race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 for students, $30 for adults and $5 for the kids’ fun run.Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com. • Run in the Brookline Bolt 5K on Saturday, May 19, at Captain Samuel Douglass Academy, 24 Townsend Hill Road, Brookline. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids. Visit runsignup.com. • On Sunday, May 20, join in the Gate City Marathon on Main Street in downtown Nashua. The race begins at 7 a.m. Race-day registration is $80 for the half marathon, $115 for the marathon and $230 for a relay team. Visit gcsmarathon.org. • Help the animals by running in the fourth annual Franklin Animal Shelter 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 27. Runners start at 9 a.m. at the Paul Smith Elementary School, 41 Daniel Webster Drive, Franklin. Registration is $30. Visit franklinanimalshelter.com. • The Race to Educate Triathlon on Sunday, May 27, is at Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth. Participants should be in the pool by 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 for individuals, $75 for a team of three and $120 for a family of up to four. Go to events.r20.constantcontact.com. • Join the 21st annual Runner’s Alley/Redhook Memorial 5K road race on Sunday, May 27, at the Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth. The race starts at 11 a.m. with a kids’ fun run at 10:15 a.m. Registration is $35. Visit runnersalley.com. • The 14th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K run/walk on Monday, May 28, in Wilmot will start at 9 a.m. on the Wilmot town green. Day-of registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $20 for kids 9 to 17, free for those under 9. Day-of registration is $5 more. Visit wilmotwca.org/black-flyblitz-2018. • Work up a sweat at the 10th annual Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday, June 2. The 15K run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Grange Hall in Strafford, and the 5K run starts at 10 a.m. a little farther down Water Street. Online registration costs $15 for kids age 12 and under, $25 for adults until June 1; same-day registration is $25 for kids, $35 for adults. Visit runsignup.com. • Slow your pace for the 15th annual 3K Walk for Sight on Saturday, June 2, hosted by Future In Sight. The walk starts at 11 a.m. at 25 Walker St. in Concord. The race is $20 for individuals and $5 for kids 11 and younger. The race is followed by lunch and live music. Visit futureinsight.org or call 565-2425. • Take part in the Hoofbeats 5K Saturday, June 2, at NHTI, 31 College Drive in Concord. The race starts at 9 a.m. and a kids’ fun run starts at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 14 and under. Visit nhedscoalition.org. • Celebrate girl power at the Girls on the Run NH Spring 2018 5K Celebration on Saturday, June 2, at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration costs $25 for ages 9 and up, $10 for 8 and under. Visit girlsontherunnh.org. • Race Against the Odds Southern New Hampshire Bubbles & Balloons 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, June 2, at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry HIPPO | MAY 17 - 23, 2018 | PAGE 16

Road, Hudson at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults and $25 for runners age 17 and under, free for 12 and under. Prices go up by $5 after May 30. Visit raceagainsttheodds.com. • The Run for the Ocean 5K is Saturday, June 2, at 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $12 for kids age 12 and under. There are prizes for best costume and most litter picked up after the race. The course is partially on the beach. Visit runreg.com or call 4310260. • The 22nd Rye by the Sea 5K and Duathlon on Saturday, June 2, at the Rye Learning Skills Academy, 1247 Washington Road, Rye. The race starts at 8 a.m. and registration is $20 for the 5K, $40 for the individual duathlon, which is a 5K, a 17-mile bike race followed by another 5K. Visit anniesangels.org. • Run across covered bridges in the fifth annual Ididarun 10K and 1.5-Mile cross-country run/ walk Race for the Huskies starting at the Monadnock Regional Middle School, 580 Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey on Sunday, June 3. The 1.5mile starts at 9 a.m. and the 10K race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 10K is $25 to $30 and for the 1.5 mile it’s $15 to $20. Visit ididarun10k.com. • Run in the Henniker Lions Club “Eye” Run 5K on Sunday, June 3, a certified rolling course that starts at Henniker Community School, 51 Western Ave., Henniker. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25. For more information, go to hennikerlions.org. • The Lobster Tail Fight 2 Finish Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk is Sunday, June 3. The run starts at 10 a.m. at Lobster Tail, 4 Cobbetts Pond Road, Windham. Check-in and same-day registration start at 9 a.m. Registration costs $25 for adults, $10 for kids, $50 for families. Go to lightboxreg.com to register. • The Well School 5K on Sunday, June 3, gets going at 9:30 a.m. at 360 Middle Hancock Road in Peterborough. The free Kids’ Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 online, $30 on race day. Visit runsignup.com. • Run in the Spring Forward Rotary Trail Run 5K/10K on Sunday, June 3, at Alvirne Tree Farm Hill House, 211 Derry Road, Hudson. The race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 to $25 for the 5K, $20 to $30 for the 10K. Visit racewire.com or call 518-229-5773. • The Jen’s “Just Be You” 2nd Annual 5K Run/ Walk is Sunday, June 3, at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 13. Participants are encouraged to bring a new children’s book to donate. Visit jensjustbeyou.org. • Take part in the Run for the Dogs 5K and twomile walk on Sunday, June 3, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield. Both the 5K and the two-mile walk start at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $10 to $30 for the 5K, $10 to $25 for the two-mile walk. Visit running4free.com or call 608-3374.

• Get colorful in the Bedford PTG Color Blast Run/Walk on Sunday, June 3, at Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road, Bedford. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and runners will pass through “blasting stations” where color powder will be thrown on them. Registration is $30 for adults, $5 for kids 8 and under. Visit bedfordptg.org. • The Market Square Day 10K Road Race on Saturday, June 9, kicks off the Market Square Day festival in Portsmouth at 9 a.m. Registration is $40 (no same-day registration). Visit proportsmouth.org. • Bring your furry friend to the New England Dog Jog 5K on Saturday, June 9, at Stellos Stadium, 7 Stadium Drive, Nashua. The dog-friendly race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults, $10 for kids, $35 for a six-legged team. Visit rundogjog.com. • Run in the Over the River and Through the Woods 5K & Fitness Walk on Saturday, June 9, at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 and proceeds benefit the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation. Visit runcarsnh.com. • Grab your running shoes and head to the 11th annual Windham Rail Trail Flat N Fast 5K on Sunday, June 10, starting at 8:30 a.m. This paved, pointto-point, picturesque run kicks off at Roulston Road and ends at Windham Depot, 7 Windham Road, Windham. Registration costs $25 for an individual, $95 for a family. Same-day registration is 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Visit windhamrailtrail.org. For questions, contact marksamsel@windhamrailtrail.org or call 498-3423. • Run in the 4th Annual Gateway Hills Trail Race on Sunday, June 10, at 200 Innovative Way, Nashua. Registration is $25 plus an online service fee. Race-day check-in is at 8:15 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Nashua’s annual fishing derby. Visit eventbrite.com. • Add some variety to your race at the Greater Nashua Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 10. The race starts at 9 a.m. at YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack. It features a 0.3-mile swim, a 9.6-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $100 for individuals, $90 for Nashua YMCA members and $50 for high school or college students, active military and veterans. There are also price options for team relay. Check nashuatri.com. • Get your heartbeat up at the What Moves You 5K on Sunday, June 10. This race kicks off at 9 a.m. at The Center for Orthopedics & Movement, 7 Alumni Drive, Exeter. The loop course is very similar to the Margaritas course, with a flat start and gradual hills and a different start and finish location. Registration costs $35. Visit whatmovesyou5k.com. Email mike@ locorunning.com. • Join the 13th annual Hollis Fast 5K on Thursday, June 14, at Hollis Brookline Middle School, 25 Main St., Hollis. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. and registration is $35 for adults, $20 for kids age 17 and under.

The field is limited to the first 2,000 registrants. Visit hollisfast5k.com for more info or email George LeCours at hollisfast5k@gmail.com. • Get ready for the fifth annual Hilltop Hustle 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk on Saturday, June 16, at 18 Cemetery Road, Somersworth. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $15 to $25 for adults, $5 to $10 for kids 17 and under. Same-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Visit hilltop5k.org for more info. • Take part in the 20th annual Newfields 5K Summer Solstice Run on Saturday, June 16. The race starts at 9 a.m. The race starts off Route 85 on Deer Trees Lane and finishes on Hayden Drive. Strollers are welcome. Registration is $20 to $25, $10 for kids age 11 and under. T-shirts are given to the first 125 entries. Visit newfields5k.com for more info. • Run in the ninth annual Goodwin Community Health Father’s Day 5K on Sunday, June 17, at Margaritas, 23 Members Way, Dover. The race begins at 9 a.m. and registration is $20 for adults, $5 for kids age 12 and under. Same-day registration is $25. Visit goodwinch.org or active.com. • For the love of ribs and running, take part in the Immediate Care RibFest 5-Miler on Sunday, June 17. The race, which precedes the annual Rock’n RibFest, begins at 9 a.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Registration costs $40 to $45 for drinking-age adults, $35 to $40 for youth aged 12 to 20 and $10 for kids up to age 8 running in the 100-meter fun run, free if they register online. Visit millenniumrunning.com. • The ninth annual Lite Up the Night for Mental Health Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, June 21, starts at 5 p.m. at Livingston Park, Hooksett Road, Manchester. This run was organized to help provide an improved quality of life for those who are suffering from a mental illness. Runners are encouraged to wear bright, neon colors. It costs $30 to register in person on race day and $25 for online registration through June 19. Visit runformentalhealth.org and contact mhcgm5k@gmail.com. • Enjoy the 38th Plaistow Old Home Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Plaistow Town Green, 145 Main St. Sameday registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course is a loop course and finishes at Town Hall. Registration costs from $16 to $25. Visit running4free.com and contact Jim Vitale at 382-9989. • Run in the third annual Runner’s Alley Capital City Classic 10K on Saturday, June 23. The race starts at 8 a.m. at City Plaza, North Main Street, Concord, continues through downtown and ends in front of the Statehouse. Proceeds go to area nonprofits working to make Concord a better place to live. Registration costs $30 to $40 for adults, $25 for ages 19 and under. The first 500 registrants will get a free T-shirt. Visit runnersalley.com/ccc10k. • The Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 39th annual David French Goffstown Gallop on Saturday, June 23, at 8:30 a.m. The 5.2-mile race will begin at Goffstown Recreation Center on Mast Road. Registration costs $15 online. Visit lightboxreg.com. • On Saturday, June 23, join the Exeter Trail Race, touted as the most technical race in New England, at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. It features a 10-mile and a 4.6-mile race through the Oaklands and HendersonSwasey Town Forests on trails better known as Fort Rock. Start time is 10 a.m. for the long race, 10:20 a.m. for the short race at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. Races cost from $25 to $40, and cash rewards will be given to the top finishers. Visit acidoticracing.com. • The Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K on Sunday, June 24, follows a beautiful course on back roads


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before July 20 for a discount. Visit pease7k.org or email pease7k@gmail.com. • Join the Canterbury Woodchuck Classic 5K road race on Saturday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at Canterbury Elementary School, 15 Baptist Road, Canterbury. Registration costs $20 for the 5K and $1 for the 2K kids’ race. Visit runcarsnh.com. • Run in the SIX03 Summerfest 10K and 5K Race on Sunday, July 28, at the Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave., Dover. The races start at 9 a.m. and registration is $35 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K. There will be fun, music and drinks to follow. Visit six03endurance.com. • Participate in the fifth annual Run United 5K on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. The race starts at 6 p.m. and registration is $25 to $30 for adults, $10 for ages 14 to 20 and free for kids age 13 and under. Proceeds benefit Granite United Way. Visit rununited5k.com or email Gary Christie at gary.christie@lfg.com. • Join thousands of elite and recreational runners and walkers at the 26th annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race on Thursday, Aug. 9. It takes participants through downtown Manchester starting at 6:20 p.m. at Veterans Park on Elm Street. More than 6,000 runners participate in this largest and fastest road race in the state. The race is followed by refreshments and awards. Runners must register through corporate teams, and each person costs $20. Visit elliothospital.org/website/cigna for more info or call 488-1186. • Get ready for the Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House Home Stretch 5K on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry St., Hudson. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids age 14 and under, and the kids’ fun run is free. Visit runreg.com for more info or call 8837338 for questions. • Test your endurance at the 50th Belmont 10-Mile Road Race as part of Belmont’s Old Home Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 11. Arrive at Belmont Middle School, 87 Hackett Road, Belmont, at 8 a.m and be ready to start at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $18. Visit belmontnh.org. Contact Jeff Roberts at 491-0979 or Gretta Olson-Wilder at 998-3525. • Push yourself at the Epsom Old Home Day 4-Miler on Sunday, Aug. 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Webster Park, 400 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom. The run follows a course of rolling hills. Registration costs $15 to $20. For more information, visit lightboxreg.com and contact race director Donald Yeaton at dryrun262@msn.com. • Check out the 5K Race to the Ledges on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 151 Langley Parkway, Concord. The race starts at 9 a.m. and covers trail and road. Registration is $20 to $25. Proceeds benefit senior programs at Concord Hospital. Visit genesishcc. com/gl5k or contact Deb Burns at 224-0777 or deborah.burns@genesishcc.com. • The New Hampshire 10-Miler on Saturday, Aug. 25, gets racers traveling around beautiful Lake Massabesic. It kicks off at 8 a.m. from the Lake Massabesic parking lot in Auburn. Pizza will be provided by American Flatbread Co. and yogurt by Stonyfield Yogurt. Registration costs $50 to $70 for individuals and $90 to $120 for relay teams. For more information, visit millenniumrunning.com. • Join the 41st annual Atkinson 5K Road Race on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. The race starts at 6 p.m. and registration is $12 to $15. The first 180 to register get a free T-shirt. Visit running4free.com. • Fight back against Lyme disease by running in Lois’ Race Against Lyme 5K on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mine Falls Park, Nashua. The race starts at 10 a.m. and registration is $25 for ages 11 and up, $15 for children age 10 and under. Visit lightboxreg.com.

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with a covered bridge and leads to an after-race party with live music and beer. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton. The race costs $35. Visit smuttynose5k. com or email mike@locorunning.com. • Take part in the Run for Freedom 5K/10K on Wednesday, July 4, at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and registration is $20 for the 5K, $25 for the 10K until after June 20, when the prices go up to $25 and $30. All proceeds benefit Liberty House, a sober home in Manchester. Visit gdtc.org. • Give it your all at the 21st annual Merrimack Sparkler 5K run and walk on Wednesday, July 4, starting at the Merrimack YMCA, 6 Henry Clay Drive, at 8 a.m. The kids’ fun run starts at 7:40 a.m. The race benefits Merrimack High School and Middle School athletics and costs from $23 to $28 for adults and from $17.50 to $22.50 for kids. Visit sparkler5k.com. • Oh, say, can you see yourself running in the Star Spangled 5K Run/Walk on Wednesday, July 4? The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Keyes Park in Milford. Registration is $20 to $25, $10 for kids 12 and under. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Visit milford.nh.gov. • Tear up the trail at the Bear Brook Trail Marathon on Saturday, July 14, at Bear Brook State Park, 157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown. The marathon starts at 6 a.m., the half marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. The marathon is anywhere from 27 to 30 miles long, taking runners throughout the 10,000-acre park and combining fast single-track sections with challenging climbs and descents. The half marathon is 13 miles. Registration costs $85 for the marathon, $75 for the half marathon and $60 for the 10K. Visit ultrasignup.com or email runcrazyfar@yahoo.com. • If you like country music, y’all would enjoy the Enterprise Bank Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K on Saturday, July 14, at the Londonderry Athletic Field complex, 98 Sargent Road, Londonderry. The race begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by Boot Scootin’ Brewfest and Taste of Nashville Festival from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Drinking-age adults pay $35 to $40, and ages 20 and under pay $25 to $30. Free water and yogurt. Visit millenniumrunning.com. • Celebrate the state motto with a run. The annual Live Free or Die 5000, established to preserve the memory of Jeremy Graczyk and inspire others to live a life of meaning, will take place on Saturday, July 14, starting at 9 a.m. at 199 Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. A kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the JJG Live Free or Die Memorial Fund. Online registration costs from $20 to $30, and day-of registration costs $35. Visit livefreeordie5000.squarespace.com for more info. • The 51st Bill Luti 5-Miler & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, July 21, starts at 9 a.m. at Clinton Street and ends at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. Registration costs $15 online plus a $2.19 processing fee, or $25 in person. Visit gsrs.com/luti and contact Bob Teschek 778-8263. • Go Hawaiian at The Hula Hustle 5K & 10K on Sunday, July 22, at 9 a.m., at the Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Highlander Way, Manchester. The race is in memory of Bill Kelley, a prominent community member who succumbed to cancer in 2003, and all proceeds go to Families in Transition - New Horizons. All finishers get a lei when they cross the finish line. Races cost from $30 to $35. Visit hulahustle.org. • Pound the ground at the Pease 7K Road Race on Sunday, July 22. Head out for an 8 a.m. start at Langdon Public Library, 328 Nimble Hill Road, Newington. It also features a half-mile kids’ fun run and a 100-yard dash at 7:45 a.m. The race costs from $20 to $30, and kids run or walk for free. Register

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If your thumb is in any way green, this is your weekend. Many area garden clubs are having plant sales, which means you can fill up on pretty annuals and perennials, vegetables and herbs, flowers and leafy greens for gardens big and small, sunny and shady, and get advice on exactly how to care for those plants, which often come from the gardens of club members. The Nashua Garden Club (nashuagardenclub.com) will hold its sale today from 8 am. to noon at the Nashua Historical Society (5 Abbott St. in Nashua). The Milford Garden Club (milfordnhgardenclub.org) will hold its sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Milford Community House Lawn (5 Union St. in Milford). The Bedford Garden Club (bedfordgardenclubnh.org) will hold its sale today from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall (70 Bedford Center Road in Bedford). The Candia Garden Club will hold its sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Masonic Hall (12 South Road in Candia).

Thursday, May 17

The 16th Annual Rock ‘N Race 5K Run/Walk takes place today at 6 p.m. in downtown Concord and raises money for Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care patients and their families. The race won Best of the Best in our “Best Annual Footrace” category in Hippo’s Best of 2018 readers poll (see all the results at hippopress. com; click on “past issues” and the results are in April 12 issue) and though online registration is closed you can still register in person. See rocknrace.org or call 225-2711, ext. 3076.

Saturday, May 19

The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus continues a series of concerts commemorating the group’s 20th anniversary with a show today in Concord at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church (79 Clinton St.). Tickets cost $22 ($17 for seniors and veterans; free for children age 12 and under). The show, “Celebrating 20 Years: A Generation of Music,” will feature all-time favorite songs the chorus has performed over the years (the series concludes with a show Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. at the South Church in Portsmouth). Call 263-4333 or visit nhgmc.com.

EAT: The food of Lithuania Chef Oonagh Williams has brought back the sights and flavors of Lithuania. She will display photos and videos and offer a sampling of Lithuanian dishes on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road in Hudson. Call to register for the event as space is limited.Visit rodgerslibrary.org or call 886-6030.

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Saturday, May 19

Do some craft shopping this weekend. The Apple Country Craft Fair, featuring more than 70 juried crafters, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (3 Peabody Row in Londonderry; stpeterslondonderry.org, 437-8333).

DRINK: Wine and spirits The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester; 669-6144) and the NH Liquor Commission are hosting a tasting of wines, spirits and hors d’oeuvres on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $75 and benefit the museum. See currier.org.

Today is the final day of the NH Renaissance Faire, held this year at Brookvale Pine Farms (80 Martin Road in Fremont). The fair, which runs today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and also the same hours on Saturday, May 19) is family-friendly and features live music, theater and other performers, jousting, crafts, activities for kids, craft sales and food. Find out more about this annual happening in our story in the May 10 issue of the Hippo; go to hippopress. com and click on “past issues” (the story is on page 28).

BE MERRY: With music outdoors Warm days means there is music inside (Tim Theriault Band) and on the deck (Almost Famous) at the Derryfield Restaurant (625 Mammoth Road in Manchester; derryfieldrestaurant.com, 623-2880) on Saturday, May 19. Find more live music at area bars and restaurants in our Music This Week listing, which starts on page 46.

Looking for more stuff to do this week? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at hipposcout.com.


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ARTS Art all over town

Warner and Exeter host arts festivals By Angie Sykeny

asykeny@hippopress.com

Head downtown and celebrate local art, music, food and business during these town festivals happening in Warner and Exeter on Saturday, May 19.

Spring into Warner

Spring into Warner, now in its 11th year, will feature local artists, musicians and farmers, with festivities on Main Street and around town. “Warner has always had many creative people — painters, authors, musicians — and this is their opportunity to show off their work,” event coordinator Nancy Ladd said. Artists including painters, illustrators, photographers, spinners, weavers and knitters will be demonstrating and selling their work. The Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts will host a series of music and dance performances at the Town Hall, the Dobro Brothers will perform at 5 p.m. at the Jim Mitchell Park Amphitheatre, and other musicians will be playing throughout the day at various locations. There will be interactive art activities for all ages hosted by Warner businesses, museums, the library, civic groups and school sports groups. Meet Misty the Therapy Pony outside the New Hampshire Telephone Museum or cast your vote for the tastiest piece of literature during the Edible Books Contest at the Pillsbury Free Library before 1:30 p.m. The Warner Historical Society will have an exhibit featuring the paintings of well-known Warner artist, now deceased,

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Exeter Arts & Music Festival. Courtesy photo.

Charlie Brown. MainStreet Bookends will have an art and used book sale and a talk on the history of lilacs in New Hampshire at 1 p.m. Lastly, Spring into Warner will also coincide with the first Warner Area Farmers Market of the season, held outside the Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “It’s a great day to go downtown and see art in many forms,” Ladd said. “There’s something for everyone.”

Exeter Arts & Music Fest

The Exeter Arts & Music Fest returns for its second year with live music, artist vendors, local food and cultural exhibits. Festivities kick off the evening before, Friday, May 18, with a Bandstand Blues Jam featuring the Max Sullivan Group on

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the downtown gazebo from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by The Midnight Wrens performing at the Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, there will be live music at two locations. The Independence Stage on the lawn of the American Independence Museum will feature David Corson at 10 a.m., Kenny Brothers at 11 a.m., Red Tail Hawk at 12:15 p.m., Qwill at 1:30 p.m. and Cold Engines at 2:45 p.m. The Singer/Songwriter Tent in Swasey Parkway will feature a different singer-songwriter on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including Lizzie & Peter, Artty Francoeur, Elijah Clark, Kate McDougal, Dan Searl and Maurice Wynn, respectively. “Some of these musicians don’t necessarily get to play too often at events like this,” said Scott Ruffner, executive direc-

Includes listings for gallery events, ongoing exhibits and classes. Includes listings, shows, auditions, workshops and more. To get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. To get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com.

tor of Town Exeter Arts and Music, which hosts the event. “They like it because the focus is on arts and music. They aren’t just an add-on or a footnote to what’s happening; they’re the focal point.” Also in Swasey Parkway, there will be local food vendors and about 30 artists and craftspeople selling handmade items like fine art, pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woodwork and more. Exeter-based historical reenactment and living history group Drauger Vindlands will portray the combat and culture of the Viking age, a sculptor will have some of his work on display and two artists will be doing live graffiti-style art. Attendees can contribute to a large freestyle mural or try painting rocks for Exeter’s painted rock initiative, which invites people to hide and find painted rocks around town. There will also be face painting, henna tattoos, a free outdoor yoga session and interactive art activities for kids. “We want this to be a celebration of New Hampshire’s arts and talent,” Ruffner said. “That’s our initiative, and we hope that people will go and support the creatives in their own communities.” Arts fests Spring into Warner When: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Free admission More info: kearsargechamber.org Exeter Arts & Music Fest When: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Suggested $10 donation More info: teamexeter.com

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Art Events • 2018 SCULP TURE SYMPOSIUM Annual community event designed to elevate appreciation and involvement in public art in Nashua. Sculptors are invited from around the world to spend three weeks in Nashua creating public art. May 10 through June 3. MakeIt Labs, 25 Crown St.,

The Sculpture of NH League of Craftsmen’s 2018 annual ornament, “Peace.” Courtesy photo.

and embossed and raw wood surfaces. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Call 225-2515 or visit mcgowanfineart. com. • A peaceful ornament: The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen has announced the design for its annual ornament. “Peace” is handmade from porcelain white clay and stoneware by juried member Sibel Alpaslan and is the first annual ornament to be made from clay. It features a dove over a ring and a star, with turquoise and green colors representing the Earth and the ocean. The limited-edition ornament sells for $24.50 and is available exclusively at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery (279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith), at the League’s online store and at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort Aug. 4 through Aug. 12. Each ornament is dated, numbered and signed by the artist and comes in a gift box. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 279-7920. — Angie Sykeny

Nashua. Visit nashuasculpturesymposium.org. • OPEN HOUSE Featuring fabric artist Nancy Morgan at her gallery. Fri., June 1, 5 to 8 p.m. 238 State St., Portsmouth. Call 427-8611. Openings • NHIA BFA STUDENT EXHIBITION OPENING Fea-

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tures over 1,000 works of art in a variety of media and includes paintings, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, graphic design, photography, comic arts, and creative writing. Sat., May 19, 6 to 9 p.m. NHIA, 148 Concord St., Manchester. NHIA, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. NHIA, 88 Lowell St., Manchester. $25. Visit nhia.edu/AnnualBFA.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Adams Memorial. Photo by Alana Johanson.

• See art students’ work: The New Hampshire Institute of Art will host its 2018 Annual BFA Student Exhibition May 19 through June 2, featuring more than 1,000 works of art by the graduating class as well as selected works by talented underclassmen. The exhibit will extend across campus in the Roger Williams Gallery (77 Amherst St., Manchester), the Emma B. French Hall (148 Concord St., Manchester) and Lowell Hall (88 Lowell St., Manchester). All art will be for sale, with proceeds going directly to the student artists. An opening celebration with wine, hors d’oeuvres and craft brewers will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person. Kids under age 12 are admitted free. Call 623-0313 or visit nhia.edu. • Learn about printmaking: McGowan Fine Art (2 Phenix Ave., Concord) will host a printmaking demonstration on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Artist Mark Johnson will cover the history and process of printmaking, the aspects of realizing a color print, new and alternative ways of working with color in printmaking, and techniques used in the gallery’s current printmaking show, “Impressed,” in which Johnson’s work is featured alongside that of eight other artists. The exhibition includes monoprint, linoleum block prints

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• Freaky production: The Actors’ Circle Theatre presents the New England premiere of Futureproof at The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) May 17 through May 20. The play, written by Irish playwright Lynda Radley, centers on Riley’s Odditorium, a freak show with characters such as the “bearded, armless lady,” “a human mermaid” and “Tiny, the world’s fattest man,” according to the cast list. Each is faced with a personal quandary when presented with an opportunity to eliminate their physical “oddities” and become more normal. “I’m drawn to this play because of how it speaks to achieving love of one’s self and one’s individuality,” director Mia Moravis said in a press release. “Some of the characters are tempted by the chance to finally fit in, though all of them are wary — if each’s ‘peculiarity’ is removed, will their individuality be next?” Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 924-3876 or visit actorscircletheatre.org. • Jesus Christ Superstar: The Manchester Community Theatre Players present Andrew Lloyd Weber’s and Tim Rice’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar at the North End Montessori School (698 Beech St., Manchester). On Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. “People will love this show,” Players vice president Tom Anastasi said in a press release.

• NANCY FREY OPENING RECEPTION Mixed media artist exhibits. Sat., June 9, 12:30 to 2 p.m. ArtHub, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Call 405-698-1951 or visit naaa-arthub.org. Classes/demonstrations • “IMPRESSED” DEMO Mark Johnson, featured artist in “Impressed” printmaking exhibition, will give a printmaking demonstration. Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. McGowan Fine Art, 2 Phenix Ave., Concord. Visit mcgowanfineart.com.

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Theater Productions • THE PRODUCERS The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. May 11 through June 10. 125 Bow St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472. • THE GRADUATE Oz Productions presents. May 4

The Manchester Community Theatre Players present Jesus Christ Superstar. Courtesy photo.

“The dancing, costumes, performances are all high-energy and people like me who have listened to the original album about 1,000 times will love seeing the live version.” Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors age 65 and up and $10 for students age 18 and under. Visit mctp.info or call 800-838-3006. • Dance auditions: Northeastern Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Saturday, May 19, at its studio at 26 Glendon St., Wolfeboro, and Sunday, May 20, at its studio at the McConnell Center, Suite 239, Dover. Boys and girls from all dance schools are encouraged to audition. Audition times for both days are 2 p.m. for dancers ages 3 to 5, 2:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 8, 3 p.m. for ages 9 to 11, 3:30 for ages 12 to 18 not on pointe, and ages 12 and up on pointe, and adults age 19 and up not on pointe. There is an audition fee of $30 and an additional fee of $35 if chosen for the production. The production will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Oyster River High School in Durham. Rehearsals will be held on weekends starting in July. Email info@ northeasternballet.org or call 834-8834. — Angie Sykeny

through May 20. The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $18. Visit playersring. org. • HAIRSPRAY Peacock Players present. May 11 through May 19. Court Street Theater, 14 Court St. , Nashua. $12 to $19. Visit peacockplayers.org. • WONDER TALES New Hampshire Theatre Project Youth Repertory Company presents. Fri., May 25, and Sat., May 26, 7 p.m., and Sun., May 27, 2 p.m. 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. Visit nhtheatreproject.org. • TITUS ANDRONICUS Players’ Ring Theatre presents. May 25 through June 17. Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St. , Portsmouth. $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. Visit playersring.org. • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM-

COAT Kids Coop Theatre presents. Fri., May 25, 7 p.m., and Sat., May 26, 1 and 7 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $14. Visit kidscoop-theatre.org. • 42ND STREET The Palace Theatre presents. June 1 through June 23. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. , Manchester. $25 for children ages 6 through 12, $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org. • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Absinthe and Opium Burlesque and Cabaret presents. Fri., June 1, and Sat., June 2, 7:30 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. The show is 18+ and BYOB. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com. • LOVE LETTERS Front Door Agency presents. Sat., June 2, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Souhegan High School , 412 Boston


ALL KINDS OF MUSIC North Main Music School hosts its 15th semiannual spring student concert on Sunday, May 20, at 9 a.m., at the Hollis/Brookline High School (24 Cavalier Center, Hollis). The school has students of all ages studying guitar, piano, bass, banjo, drums, voice, dobro, ukulele, violin and saxophone. The concert gives students an opportunity to share their skills and passion for music with their family, friends and community. It will feature solo performances by students ages 6 to 70, as well as some instructors, and performances by several of the school’s bands, including Aquatoix, Scorpius, Some Kind of Anxiety, Guitar Death Squad and teen a capella group Fever Pitch. Tickets cost $35 per family. Call 505-4282 or visit northmainmusic.com. Olivia Morrison performs at the spring 2017 student concert. Courtesy photo.

Post Road, Amherst. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for students and seniors. Visit frontdooragency.org. Classical Music Events • NH GAY MEN’S CHORUS Presenting “Celebrating 20 Years: A Generation of Music,” featuring all-time favorite songs that the chorus has performed over the years. Sat., May 19, 7:30 p.m., in Concord; and Sun., May 20, 4 p.m., in Portsmouth. Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Con-

cord. South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors age 65 and over and veterans, and free for children age 12 and under. Call 263-4333 or visit nhgmc. com. • BROADWAY AND MOVIE HITS Symphony NH presents Broadway and Disney classics for all ages including music from Bernstein’s West Side Story, John Williams Star Wars, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and more. Sat., May 26, 2 p.m. Court Street Theater, 14 Court St. , Nashua. Tickets cost $20 for

adults and $8 for youth ages 16 and under. Visit symphonynh. org. • BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY The NH Philharmonic presents. Sun., May 27, 2 p.m. Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets cost $18 on eventbrite.com and $25 at the door. Visit nhphil.org. • ORGAN CONCERT The First Music Concert Series closes its “Passion for Music” 10th anniversary season. Sun., June 3, 4 p.m. The First Church, 1 Concord St. , Nashua. Free. Visit first-music.org.

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE Midway fun

Concord Kiwanis Spring Fair returns to Concord By Angie Sykeny

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You don’t have to wait until summer for Ferris wheels and fried dough. The Kiwanis Club of Concord will host its 63rd annual Spring Fair from Thursday, May 17, through Sunday, May 20, outside the Everett Arena in Concord, featuring all the traditional amusement rides, midway games and fair fare, and even some roller derby. “In our general area, I can’t think of another carnival that happens before the Hopkinton and Lancaster fairs,” said Ken Georgevits, long-standing member and immediate past president of Concord Kiwanis. “We’ve had snow up until recent63rd annual Concord Kiwanis Spring Fair Where: Outside the Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord When: Thursday, May 17, through Sunday, May 20. Fair hours are Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Wristbands for unlimited rides cost $25 and are available for all of Thursday, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. More info: concordkiwanis.org Roller Derby On Saturday, May 19, Granite State Roller Derby will host two interactive skater clinics at the fairgrounds, inside the Everett Arena, at 10 and 11 a.m., followed by three challenge bouts from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets for the bouts are $10 online at gsrd2018.brownpapertickets.com and $12 at the door, free for kids ages 10 and under. Visit granitestaterollerderby.com.

ly, and people have been wanting to get outside and have fun. This is like the official kick-off to summer that people have been waiting for.” There will be a range of amusement rides, from kid-friendly to rides for thrill-seekers, including a big slide that small children can go down with their parents, a mini roller coaster, a merrygo-round, a fun house, a tiltawhirl, a scrambler, a Ferris wheel and more. “There’s that one where you’re put in a cage that goes up and down vertically and spins around at the same time,” Georgevits Kiwanis Spring Fair. Courtesy photo. said. “That’s probably the worst one for your Roller Derby will partner with the Constomach, but people seem to love it.” cord Kiwanis to host a day of roller derby Attendees can try their hand at clas- during the fair on Saturday inside the sic carnival games like basketball hoops, Everett Arena. There will be two onedarts, the frog jump and “all the good hour interactive clinics that introduce games you typically see at a midway,” people to the rules of the game, followed Georgevits said. by three challenge bouts. It wouldn’t be a fair without fair food “It’s kind of a unique thing to have the favorites like fried dough, french fries, roller derby [alongside] the fair,” Georice cream, Italian ice, hamburgers, hot gevits said. “We’re hoping people who dogs and more. go to see the roller derby will then come “What’s really delicious, but probably outside, get a sausage bomb, go on a few the worst thing in the world for you, is rides.” the sausage bombs — Italian sausage in a The Spring Fair is one of two major roll with peppers and onions,” Georgevits fundraisers that the Kiwanis Club of Consaid. “Everyone loves that.” cord hosts each year, the other being the For the fifth year, the Granite State Antique and Classic Car Show in Septem-

ber. Proceeds from the fundraisers benefit youth in the community through scholarships, food programs, summer camps, sports teams, and high school Key Clubs that teach students leadership and community service. If the weather is good, Georgevits said, the fair draws around 10,000 people over the course of the weekend and raises between $12,000 and $14,000. “If you’ve never been, come check it out, even if you just come for the people-watching,” he said. “It’s something to do that doesn’t involve alcohol or spending a lot of money on going out to dinner. It’s local, it’s free to get in, it’s fun for all ages, so why not?”

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If you’re looking for an excuse to go for a drive this weekend, head to Tamworth’s Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm (58 Cleveland Hill Road; remickmuseum. org, 323-7591) for their Dandelion Festival. Celebrate this cheeriest of weeds by learning about the connection between honey bees and dandelions, the health benefits of dandelions and the ways the are incorporated into various beverages. Admission costs $10 ($5 for ages 5 to 10 and free for ages 4 and under). Or head to the beach. The Seacoast Science Center (in Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard In Rye; seacoastsciencecenter.org) is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission costs $10 per person ($8 for seniors and military; $5 for ages 3 to 12 and free for those under age 3) with admission to the park charged starting May 25. Programming this weekend includes Exploring the Intertidal (Friday and Sunday at noon), Close Encounters (Friday through Robots! The Children’s Museum of New Sunday at 2:30 p.m.) and a look at whales Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; chil- (Saturday at 1:30 p.m). Catch fireworks after the NH Fisher Cats play the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Friday, May 18, (game starts at 5:35 p.m.) and Saturday, May 19, (game starts at 6:35 p.m.) at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Tickets start at $12 (in advance; $14 on game day). On Sunday, May 20, the Fisher Cats will again face Binghamton in a game that starts at 1:35 p.m. At 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, the park will host a Royal Breakfast (pancakes with the fixings, sausage, scrambled egg, fruit salad and more) featuring a visit from princesses and superheroes (and the chance to take photos with them) and a pre-game sing-along. Tickets to the breakfast cost $24 per person (and include a ticket to the game) and are for sale at the online store (fishercats.milbstore.com). Costumes are encouraged.

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My roses are waking up, and starting to show leaf buds along their stems. This is a good time to cut back dead stems, which will stimulate new growth, and shape your roses. When I was a boy, roses were fussy. My parents bought a house in June, when all the roses were in bloom. Those roses, I imagine, helped clinch the deal. But within a few years they were gone. Diseases, bugs and beetles had ravaged them. We didn’t spray with toxic chemicals, and many of those roses depended on toxic sprays, I suppose. Now breeders have created roses that rarely get black spot and are not very attractive to rose chafers and Japanese beetles because they don’t have a strong floral scent. Sure, Japanese beetles sometimes find my bodacious pink or red blossoms, but I just pull off the beetles and drop them in soapy water. My favorite series of roses are the Knockout roses. These beauties start blooming in June, and continue to produce blossoms until hard frost. It’s not unusual for my plants to be blooming at Halloween. There are others that are probably just as good, so ask at your local family-owned garden center. At Last, a Proven Winner rose, is another favorite of mine, in part because it is lightly fragrant, too. On a recent sunny afternoon I took my pruning shears and went outdoors to give my roses a haircut. Many stems were dead near their tips, and a few canes were dead all the way back to the ground. I took time to really look at the stems of the roses. What I wanted to do was remove the dead material back to the highest bud that was alive and active — and outward facing. I looked for signs of life, which were buds starting to produce leaves. Dead stems are generally brown, and live stems are green or reddish. How should you make your cut? On an angle, just a little above a bud. Look at the piece you cut off. If it is brown all the way through, you are looking at dead wood. You should cut lower down the stem until you see a layer of green just beneath the bark. If you had a stem or two last year that grew more vigorously than the others, you may wish to cut them back past the first green bud. What I want is a well-balanced plant, not a lopsided plant, or one with a very tall leader. Some rosarians (rose-obsessed gardeners) like to cut back most stems to within 6 inches of the ground, and let the entire bush grow up each year from the ground. Some roses bloom on old wood. Rugosa or beach roses are like that, as well as some once-a-season old-fashioned roses. Those are best pruned for shape of the bush after blooming, but dead wood can be taken out now.

Cut back until you see green beneath the outer bark of the PeeGee hydrangea. Photo by Henry Homeyer.

This summer you will want to snip off spent blossoms. After blooming, cut back the stem to a mature leaf cluster that has five or seven leaves. Cutting back to clusters of only three leaves won’t stimulate the rose to re-bloom. A word on fertilizing. I am not keen on fertilizing roses, as it tends to make them grow too fast. Often fast growth is weak, with stems that flop. But if you feel you need to fertilize, do so after the first flush of blossoms, not now. Re-blooming roses like the Knockouts tend to re-bloom every 5 to 6 weeks I admit to being negligent when it comes to pruning back my PeeGee hydrangea, so this year I have given it a good hard prune. It’s best to do while the plant is still dormant, or just waking up. I cut last year’s stems that blossomed back to big, fat older stems. These hydrangeas bloom on new wood, and pruning now will stimulate new growth — and lots of blossoms. The PeeGee is a shrub, but can get too tall and wide. When pruning, you will find some stems that are dead near their tips. Cut those back until you see a layer of green beneath the bark. That indicates that it is alive there. As with roses, always cut back to just above a bud, or to a bigger branch. Remove any spindly, weak branches, or any that aim back into the middle of the plant. If you have branches that have the potential to poke someone in the eye, cut them back! Do not hesitate to prune your hydrangeas hard. Decide what size plant works best in the space you have, and prune until you have reached the right size. You won’t kill your plant by pruning. Opening up the middle of a shrub allows more sunlight to reach the leaves, which helps prevent fungal diseases. Lilacs will be blooming soon, so you may want to wait until after they bloom to prune them. Pruning now just means that you will have fewer blossoms this spring. But if you want to help your lilacs to have better blossoms next year, spread some limestone or wood ashes in a circle around them. Lilacs like neutral or slightly alkaline soil, and limestone helps to achieve that. Pruning, to me, is like sculpting. Done well, it creates plants that are gorgeous — even when they are not in bloom. Email henry.homeyer@comcast.net.


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Dear Donna, I have a circa late 1930s or early ’40s set of china. It is a full service for 12. The stamp reads King Fine China, and it is trimmed in 22-karat gold. I’m trying to assign an approximate value and determine if it is best moved to a collectibles shop, or if it is destined for consignment. Any insights you could provide would be most helpful. John Dear John, I am sorry, but I can’t be of much help for you. Your dishes are a tough sale in today’s world. With the 24-karat gold not suitable for microwaves, that was about the end for them. They were very popular in the 1940s. I can remember when I was a child seeing those sets in my own family’s china

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Is there really a difference in wiper blades? Dear Car Talk: Are there any benefits, other than bragging rights, to purchasing premium wiper blades, as opposed to the $5.99 kind? Thanks. — Bill There actually is an By Ray Magliozzi advantage to buying better-quality wiper blades, Bill: they work better. In our experience, there’s nothing better than the original-equipment (OEM) wiper blades that are sold by the dealer -they were designed to work on your specific windshield. The OEM blades tend to fit better. The spring mechanism that keeps the rubber edge pressed against the windshield is of higher quality, and keeps the blades from streaking or hopping. The rubber composition also tends to be better, leading to a clearer windshield and longer life (longer life for the blades, that is. There have been no studies yet that correlate better windshield wipers with human longevity). Our customers who buy the $5.99 blades from some of the discount auto-parts stores find that they can’t see as well in the rain, and the blades don’t last as long. Now, some of the OEM blades seem ridiculously expensive. OK, they are ridic-

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that at high temperatures, using the heater for the passenger compartment could be used to cool the engine if it started heating up too much. Now that I’ve moved to a place where it snows, I’m being told that when it’s cold, using the heater actually will warm the car faster, because the thermostat will request more heat from the engine, causing it to come up to temperature faster. True? Thanks! — Patrick False. You’re welcome. The first part is true. The heater is, essentially, a smaller radiator that lives behind your dashboard. And when you turn it on, you draw heat away from the engine and into the passenger compartment. If the engine is starting to overheat, adding even a small extra radiator will help cool the engine — even if it ends up melting your Crocs. But contrary to your wishful thinking, Patrick, drawing heat away from the engine will not make the engine warm up any faster. There’s no “switch” or “thermostat afterburner” setting that commands the engine to warm up faster if you ask for heat. It’s always warming up as quickly as it can. So if your primary goal in life is to get heat as quickly as possible, your best bet would be to start the engine and, with the heat off, drive away immediately (driving warms up

the engine faster than idling). And then check after a couple of minutes. When the air coming out of the vents is no longer colder than the air in the car, leave the heat on. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have a temperature gauge on your dashboard, then just turn on the heat as soon as the temperature needle moves at all. By the way, most cars that have climate control do this for you automatically. They’ll let the engine start to warm up and wait until there is heat before they start blowing any kind of air on you. Now, once you turn on the heat, you’ll cause the engine to take a little longer to get to its full operating temperature. But when your frozen butt cheeks are teetering on the folds of your rock-hard leather seats, who cares about the engine? It’s true, the engine won’t run at its most efficient until it reaches full operating temperature, but you won’t harm your engine by delaying its warmup a little bit -- especially if you’re driving it gently. After all, you’re an American, Patrick. And as such, you are entitled to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and automotive heat at its first available moment. Claim those rights. Visit Cartalk.com.

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for the company, recruiting … the right people that fit our culture — our culture is very important to us here — [and] getting people out to do community service. … I [manage] two full-time team members on the HR staff. How long have you worked there? I’ve been with Grappone for almost 31 years. I’ve been in HR for 28 of them. How did you get interested in this field? I love working with people and I just … really wanted to work with people. So when the HR position became available here ... I applied for it.

What kind of education or training did you need for this? I went to Franklin Pierce University and got a business management degree. And then I continuously went to seminars and training because there’s a lot to learn to get into HR. And we continuously go to trainings every single month.

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What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career? I guess, for me, it’s probably how different decisions that we make affect people’s lives. … Now that’s something I look at each and every day. Early on, Claire Racine How did you find your job? I didn’t have that foresight that I applied for a file clerk job and that’s every decision we were making was going to where I started here. And then, from there, affect the team members. I started learning switchboards. And then I moved into a department where I was doing What is your typical at-work uniform? a lot of paperwork for people purchasing Our typical uniform is casual. We went to vehicles — cashiering, things like that. I casual a few years ago, just making sure the learned a lot of different things. And then guests feel comfortable when they come in as when we decided to combine our adminis- well. We used to wear shirts and ties and we trative offices for all our dealerships … we got away from that. created a payroll department. So two of us went into the payroll department. … And What was the first job you ever had? then [we] created an HR department for all It was a job waitressing. I waitressed for the dealerships. a couple of years and I loved it. … I went straight from there to Grappone. What’s the best piece of work-related — Ryan Lessard advice anyone’s ever given you? I think the best thing anyone told me What are you really into right now? … is that every position in the company is I love helping others. So, to me, it’s the important. No matter what the position is, community service thing. … Also I enjoy everyone should be treated equally and faircamping and fishing. ly, because if that position wasn’t needed, it

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FOOD Going Greek

St. Philip Greek Food Festival returns to Nashua News from the local food scene

By Matt Ingersoll

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• Seedling Cafe moves to Merrimack: After closing its Nashua location in February, The Seedling Cafe & Catering Co. has a new operating spot in Merrimack as of May 2, according to owner Karen Theriault. The cafe is now open in the main lobby of the Residences at Daniel Webster (246 D.W. Highway, Merrimack) and features many of the same menu items such as homemade soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches, though Theriault said some of the breakfast items have been scaled back a bit due to space. Gluten-free and vegetarian options, in addition to rotating weekly specials, are also available. The cafe’s current hours are Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday until noon. The same catering menu that was featured at its Nashua location is still available. Call 594-4002 or find the cafe on Facebook. • Lithuanian tastes: Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) welcomes Chef Oonagh Williams for A Taste of Lithuania on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Williams will present a slideshow of her experiences in Lithuania, plus a discussion of its history and culture, and the presentation will be followed by a sampling of several gluten-free Lithuanian dishes. Admission is free; registration is requested. Visit rodgerslibrary.org or call 886-6030. • In praise of potatoes: First Parish Congregational Church (47 E. Derry Road, Derry) will host a potato fest on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 35 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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More than 1,500 gyros, 170 pans of spanakopita, 95 pans of pastichio and 1,600 pounds of marinated lamb will be among the many items you can expect at the annual Greek Food Festival at St. Philip Orthodox Christian Church in Nashua, returning on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19. The two-day festival, which has been held for more than three decades, has grown to feed between 6,000 and 8,000 people, according to Father Alex Chetsas of the church. In addition to the food, the festival also features local vendor stations, live music and dancing. “It’s kind of on the more homey side of things. A lot of the items you will see … are made from family recipes the church members have that go back literally hundreds of years,” Chetsas said. “We’ve been baking and cooking every weekend pretty much since the new year.”

Foods are available for purchase either a la carte or as meals that include a main dish and multiple sides and desserts. Some of the more popular items, according to Chetsas, are dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita (spinach pie) and pastichio (a pasta dish with cheese and meat, similar to lasagna). You can also order marinated lamb, roasted chicken, and gyros with a tzatziki sauce. While those are prepared in advance, the dessert pastries are often made in the final weeks leading up to the festival. Baklava is one of the most popular dessert options each year, Chetsas said, and you can upgrade it to baklava sundaes, with vanilla ice cream and other toppings. Other desserts include galaktoboureko (a Greek custard pie, similar to an Indian pudding), and kourambiethes (powdered sugar cookies). “[Kourambiethes] are basically like Greek buttered cookies that go great with a cup of tea or coffee,” Chetsas said. The festival will feature a small selection of non-Greek food items as well, like

chocolate-covered strawberries, cookies, hot dogs and more, according to Chetsas. There are tents where you can sit and enjoy your meal, or you can get it to go. Ta Pethia, a Greek-American dance band that has played at past festivals, will perform on both days. Several vendor stations will be set up as well. “We usually have everything from nice specialty olive oils imported from Greece, to jewelry and some other nice goodies, so it’s great if you’re looking for little gifts for somebody,” Chetsas said. St. Philip Orthodox Christian Church Greek Food Festival

When: Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: 500 W. Hollis St., Nashua Cost: Free admission and parking; foods are priced per item and4.69”wide cash and credit x 2.6” high cards are acceptedHIPPO (additional parking Horizontal 1/8 ispage available at Stellos Stadium at 7 Stadium Drive, with free shuttle buses to and from the church) Visit: stphilipnh.org/events/festival

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Michael Massiglia of Londonderry — a.k.a. “Messy Mike” — founded Messy Mike’s Barbecue & Catering Co. (messymikesbarbecue.com, facebook. com/messymikesbbq) in April 2014. A former master electrician by trade, the Massachusetts native quit his day job to pursue his barbecuing dream full-time. He works out of Creative Chef Kitchens (35 Manchester Road, Derry) and has catered for a variety of events across New England like birthday parties, cookouts, weddings, golf tournaments and corporate gatherings. Massiglia offers a menu heavy on smoked meats such as pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, pulled brisket and chicken wings, plus sides like German potato salad, macaroni and cheese, smoked baked beans and coleslaw, with different package options for each menu item depending on what you want for your event. According to Massiglia, he’ll often bring his smoker to the site of an event he is catering up to 10 hours in advance so that everything is cooked fresh. He also makes and bottles his own hot and regular barbecue sauces, which have received recognition from the National Barbecue & Grilling Association.

What is your must-have kitchen item? What is your favorite food item that A Thermapen thermometer. You basi- you offer? cally use it to instantaneously take the It would definitely be the smoked temperature of the meats. I always have bacon mac and cheese. We use a fourone in my pocket. cheese blend to make the cheese sauce and then mix it all together and throw it What would you have for your last in the smoker for 45 minutes to an hour. meal? I would say a very simple cheese pizza What is the biggest food trend in New from Louie’s Pizza in Woburn, [Mass.]. Hampshire right now? They are the best. It’s barbecue with a flair and just doing different things with it. … [Doing things What is your favorite local restaurant? with] craft beer is also really big right Lucciano’s [Cafe in Londonderry]. I now, like soaking sausages in beer before get the gnocchi with a vodka cream sauce. you cook them. What celebrity would you like to cater What is your favorite thing to cook at or cook for? home? Zac Brown, just because I know he is I like to grill steaks or make pizzas. also big into barbecue. He has a huge — Matt Ingersoll tractor trailer, which is basically also like his kitchen. Smoked macaroni and cheese Courtesy of Michael Massiglia of Messy Mike’s Barbecue & Catering (serves 12 to 15) 16 ounces cavatappi pasta ¼ cup bacon grease 2 tablespoons flour ½ cup beer 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 2 teaspoons dry mustard 20 ounces half-and-half 4 ounces softened cream cheese 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese 8 ounces Velveeta cheese 8 ounces provolone cheese 1 pound bacon, chopped

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Slow cooker lasagna About five minutes into making this dish, I knew it was not what I wanted it to be: a timesaver. I normally turn to slow cooker meals when I only have time to throw a handful of ingredients into a single dish, plug the dish in, turn it on and walk away. This was not that recipe. I tricked myself into thinking that slow cooker lasagna would somehow take the prep time out of making lasagna from scratch. Maybe I could just throw in some noodles, some uncooked meat and some ricotta cheese and miraculously it would turn into a beautiful and tasty dish. Now, while this dish did turn out to be tasty, it still required a decent amount of time in the kitchen. The one step that was cut out from the traditional preparation was boiling the noodles, and there are no-boil noodles available in the store that make it an unnecessary step to begin with. So, while I did not get my miracle lasagna, I did get a hearty and scrumptious homemade meal. Ultimately, a slow cooker lasagna would be perfect in a few situations, primarily those involving the holidays and dinner parties. For example, if you needed all the oven space you had, this lasagna could be made ahead of time in a slow cooker, freeing up the oven and an hour or so before dinner for making other things. Similarly, this recipe would work well for a potluck since you would not have to worry Slow cooker lasagna 1 pound ground meat (turkey or beef) ½ pound Italian sausage (turkey or pork) 3 cups marinara sauce 16 ounces ricotta cheese 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 4 ounces grated Parmesan 1 package lasagna noodles, uncooked Garlic salt, pepper, Italian seasonings and parsley to taste. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground meat and sausage until no longer

about the lasagna getting cold before everyone went back for seconds. Prepared in much the same way you would make a no-boil lasagna, this slow cooker lasagna recipe is not that far removed from the traditional preparation of the dish. I still cooked the ground meat first, mixed the cheese separately and layered the ingredients before topping with an extra sprinkle of cheese and serving with a smooth spoonful of sauce. If I had approached this recipe with a more open mind, I might not have been as disappointed in the time I spent preparing the dish. I should have known better than to hope for a five-minute prep time, and if I had thought it through before diving into the recipe, I would have been pleasantly surprised by the finished product. I anticipated that the noodles would be undercooked, the meat overcooked and the cheese burnt to the sides of the dish, but in fact I ended up with perfect al dente pasta layers, gooey servings of cheese and meat that was cooked just right. Overall, while this recipe did not save me time in the kitchen, it certainly has its perks, and I know it’s a recipe I’ll likely be saving to use again when the next office potluck rolls around. — Lauren Mifsud pink, seasoning with garlic salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, season with garlic salt, Italian seasonings, pepper and parsley. Add all but ½ cup marinara sauce to the cooked meat mixture and stir to combine. Coat the bottom of the slow cooker with a light layer of the remaining marinara sauce. Layer the noodles, meat and cheese and repeat until all ingredients are used. Top with a final layer of noodles and the remaining marinara sauce. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until noodles are tender.

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Just because a beer is no longer in production doesn’t mean you can’t find it. OK, if we’re being honest, there’s a pretty good chance you won’t be able to find it. But, I’m saying there’s a chance — thanks to Cask & Vine in Derry. The craft beer and wine bar at 1 1/2 East Broadway is hosting the “No Longer in Production” series, during which owner Andy Day will tap a series of brews each week in June labeled “No longer being produced by the brewery.” How is that possible? Well, to put it mildly, Day and his staff are patient. Or, he was kind of a hoarder, depending on your perspective. Over the past five years, Day set aside a number of limited release selections or “treats,” as Day put it, to eventually introduce to his customers after brews aged. “There is a lot of limited stuff out there and you just want to put it out right away,” Day said. “But as a beer geek, we’re thinking, what if we hang on to it for a few years?...There’s balance between putting stuff out right away and having a little patience. Good things come to those who wait.” Each week in June, Cask & Vine will introduce a different series of no longer in production brews. These are big, boozy giants like Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Stickee Monkee (2014) and Double DBA (2014), North Coast Brewing Co. Old Stock (2014 and 2015), Allagash Brewing Co. Interlude (2014) and Smuttynose Brewing Co. Imperial Stout (2008 and 2009). Essentially all of these offerings are going to come in at double digits for ABV—quintessential “big beers.” Think rich, malty bombs with big flavors of molasses, toffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate and coffee. Aging brews can mellow intensity and increase complexity. Day said he and his staff played around with brews, determining which ones took well to aging. “We’re really cherry-picking the best ones we’ve got,” Day said. “It’s an opportunity to have something you probably haven’t had before, and that you’ll likely never have again,” Day said. Day said he plans to develop an informal poll so his customers can have input on what he taps each week. Day sees the Stickee Monkee, a Belgian quad aged in spirits barrels boasting big flavors of sweet molasses, toasted oak,

Cask and Vine will tap a 2014 barrel of Firestone Walker’s Stickee Monkey during its “No Longer in Production” series in June. .

coconut and leather, according to untappd.com, and Firestone Walker’s Parabola, a Russian imperial stout, as being of particular interest to beer enthusiasts. Big beers like these aren’t necessarily for everyone — the alcohol is in your face, the flavors are big and bold and very different from today’s hop craze. But big beers are so complex, they’re just begging to be sipped and pondered. And it’s not like you need to swallow a full pint of a 13-percent ABV brew. For bigger beers, the pour is typically 10 or 12 ounces — better yet, order a flight of samples. That way you can compare and contrast the various brews without getting bogged down by their girth. Further, whether you’re at Cask & Vine exploring a no-longer-in-production brew or at your local watering hole perusing the tap list, don’t be afraid to ask the bartender questions and perhaps request a sample. As Day, said, “let us delight your taste buds.”

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• If I’m not mistaken, Five Finger Death Punch is one of those sort-of-metal-but-in-reality-screamo bands who use over-processed guitars that sound like they came out of a cereal box, makers of the disposable vibe preferred by “edgy” and “popular” YouTube celebrities whose relative obscurity, they think, affords them enough shaky legal ground to use copyrighted music as background for their “cinnamon challenge” clips without ever having to deal with the cops. And Justice For None is the band’s seventh full-length, and forget I said anything, because this Wiki-whatever page says they’re groovemetal/hard-rock, not pan-neo-screamo-pop, which must mean they sound a little like Jane’s Addiction, but with Cookie Monster screams, probably? Maybe? Now I’m curious, so let’s pretend to care and drag our tired fingers over to YouTube, where we can all collapse in a heap and get screamed at by these scream-pop dingbats, who, going by their album titles, seriously appear to believe that their loud, crazed screaming and “buzzsaw riffing” will “fix society” and not just make people think of entrance themes to WWE wrestling-clown acts. Wait, I’m listening to the new single “Fake,” and it’s not American-IdolWith-Screams or wrestling-Clarabelles at all, it’s almost cool, like Meshuggah trying to be Slayer by dumbing it down. Give an MP3 of this to Granny for the bus ride down to Foxwoods. • Charles Watson, the keyboard player for indie-folk-pop duo Slow Club, strikes out on his own with the forthcoming LP Now That I’m a River, on its way imminently. The test-drive single “Abandoned Buick” is ’70s-chill-tinged twee, with a friendly-enough Fender Rhodes keyboard line and a half-there hook that’s more Belle & Sebastien than anything else I suppose; the end game is obviously a born-too-late-for-K-Tel “Smashing Sounds of the ’60s” compilation, and no, I have no idea why someone would want to do that, not that there aren’t a hundred genres that would be worse to ghoul up. • Well this isn’t bad at all, the title track from the new Parquet Courts album, Wide Awake! The vibe is a party-up thing, sort of like early Talking Heads infused with enough Sheena Easton pan-world percussion to make you want to start a one-person conga line while mixing margaritas. It will either be bigger than the Super Bowl or no one will ever hear of it, is the thing. • Forty-nine-year-old Oklahoma country folkie Kelly Willis is somewhat of a Bonnie Raitt but not that famous, having bopped around for 16 years, twice breaking the Country Top 30. Back Being Blue is her 10th full-length, the swampy-but-torchy title track remindful of Shania Twain’s recent stuff in every way, meaning Norah Jones-like but nothing of great import; I am getting sleeeepy, very sleeeepy. — Eric W. Saeger

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Young New Hampshire filmmakers will get a taste of the film fest scene and showcase their work at Red River Theatres in Concord during the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival premiere on Saturday, May 19. Of the 56 films submitted this year, 27 have been selected by a jury to be screened at the premiere, where awards will be given to the top-scoring films. “It gives the kids a real film festival experience,” said Matt Newton, director of the New Hampshire Film Office, which hosts the event. “There’s the theater full of people, the smell of popcorn in the lobby, the red carpet, the lanyards with badges showing that they’re a filmmaker. They get it all.” To be considered for the festival, filmmakers must be students in grades 9 through 12 who are either currently enrolled at a New Hampshire public or private school or are New Hampshire residents attending high school anywhere, or New Hampshire home-schooled students ages 14 to 18. Many students participate in the festival just for fun or as a class project, but for some it’s an important step in pursuing a career in film. Briana Demers, a senior at Salem High School, submitted films her sophomore and junior years. This year, she worked on three submitted films: She served as the student adviser for her school’s Blue Devil Film Club, which produced a sci-fi film called The Waiter; she and a group of friends independently produced a family drama called Letters to Lisa; and, in her Television Production class, she helped produce a drama called Worthless. After graduation, she plans to continue studying film and enroll in a media arts program at a local college. “Besides this film festival, we don’t have many opportunities for interaction [with the film world],” Demers said, “so it’s important to have this connection, to be able to see what other students are producing and see how you compare.” The films must be no longer than seven minutes, but as far as content goes, there are no limitations — a liberty that few youth film festivals provide, Newton said, since many people tend to equate “youth” with “family-friendly.” “We advocate for the kids to create whatever kind of film they want. This is their opportunity to have a voice as visual artists,” he said. “Sometimes that means dealing with some deep and dark issues and sensitive topics, but we don’t shy away from that. We’ve had films about bully-

ing, teen suicide, body image, transgender issues, all kinds of things.” The festival will feature films in a variety of genres, including documentary, sci-fi, drama, horror, comedy, experimental and PSA. Filmmakers are free to feature mature content when reasonable — for example, violence or disturbing imagery in a horror film — but if it is gratuitous and does not contribute any value to the film, judges will give the film negative marks, just as they do for any kind of compositional weaknesses a film may possess. “We want kids to be able to try different things, just like any other professional film festival,” Newton said. “Sometimes they can really do some damage. We’ve had films where people had to look away, or films that end and there is complete silence. ... They can have a big impact.” Demers said students often don’t realize the impact that their film will have until it’s screened. “It’s different when it’s up on the big screen and you can hear how the audience reacts to different things,” she said. “If their reactions are what you were going for, that makes you feel good, and if they aren’t, it’s a good learning experience and shows you what you should do differently for your next film.” At the premiere, the jury will reveal its film picks for best in show, runner-up, three finalists, and the best PSA film. The best in show winner’s school will get to host the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival trophy, engraved with the winner’s and school’s names, until next year’s festival. The best in show and runners-up will also have their films screened at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth in October and the SNOB Film Festival in Concord in November. “We’re looking for something more than just a funny YouTube video they filmed with their buddies in their backyard. We’re looking for a film with a structured story, good characters, creativity in how the filmmaker approached it, and, from the technical side, [quality] video and audio,” Newton said. “It’s highly competitive, and the kids continue to raise the bar every year.”

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Breaking In (PG-13)

A mother must rescue her children from robbers in Breaking In, a stripped down thriller that seems crafted entirely for the purpose of showcasing Gabrielle Union’s ability to bad-ass.

Shaun (Union) is a mother of two — teenage Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and younger Glover (Seth Carr) — headed with the kids for the remote, multi-acre horse farm retreat of Shaun’s superwealthy but shady-ish father, who is killed in an intentional hit-and-run in the movie’s opening scenes. Shaun has planned to spend the weekend readying the home for sale, with her husband Justin (Jason George) remaining at work in the city. As Shaun, who was estranged from her father, walks around the house, she discovers all the automated controls and seemingly overthe-top security measures her father installed. The kids, of course, have some tech of their own, such as the drone-mounted camera that Glover is flying through the house. The footage from the drone is how Glover first sees one of the four men who have broken into the house. Sam (Levi Meaden), Duncan (Richard Cabral) and ringleader Eddie (Billy Burke) grab him and Jasmine and hold them at gunpoint inside while Shaun, who had been investigating an open garage door and some disconnected wiring, is attacked outside by Peter (Mark Furze). Shaun sees her kids being held but can’t get to them because of the house’s shatter-proof windows and automatic locks. She manages to incapacitate Peter long enough to find out a bit of information about the reason the men have come to the house and then sets about trying to find a way to get to her children and get them out of the fortress-like house. My explanation right there is almost more involved than the story itself. Something more accurate to the feel of this movie might be: fight fight fight, run run, hide, sneak to do this thing, hide, fight, run sneak, run, etc. There, that’s your movie. In between, there are a few conversations between Shaun and Eddie, each trying to figure out the abilities and motivations of the other.

Breaking In.

There is very little to this movie. This isn’t a multi-course tasting menu. This is french fries, with salt, the end. You want fries? These are decent fries, but don’t go looking for cheese sauce or fried capers. You want Union running around being awesome? She is, here, running around being awesome, fighting dudes, hiding from dudes, outwitting dudes. This movie has no depth to it at all, but the quarter inch of surface is perfectly serviceable. Not excellent, not innovative or even all that exciting or memorable, but fine and even commendable for all the ways the movie isn’t exploitative and lets its strong female characters be strong. BRated PG-13 for violence, menace, bloody images, sexual references and brief strong language, according to the MPAA. Directed by James McTeigue and written by Ryan Engle, Breaking In is an hour and 28 minutes long and is distributed by Universal Studios.

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A newly divorced woman fulfills her lifelong desire to finish her college degree in Life of the Party, an uneven but occasionally interesting comedy.

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daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) off at college for her senior year Dan announces: that he wants a divorce, that he’s selling their house and that the real estate agent, Marcie (Julie Bowen), selling the house is also his girlfriend. Devastated, Deanna reflects on how she left college with only a year to go when she got pregnant and never finished school or pursued her own career. Now, with the marriage she gave so much to over, she decides to finish her degree at her alma mater, the same school Maddie is attending. Though she puts in the occasional popby to her daughter’s sorority house, Deanna, improbably living in a campus dorm, actually spends most of her time studying in the library or in the dorm room haunted by her gothy roommate, Leonor (Heidi Gardner). Maddie’s sorority sisters — Helen (Gillian Jacobs), Jennifer (Debby Ryan) and Amanda (Adria Arjona) — like having Deanna around and seek to include her more in their lives. Deanna cooks lasagna, delivers pick-me-ups when the girls need reassurance and, after Maddie convinces her mom to lose the bedazzled sweaters and helmet perm, they even bring Deanna to parties. At one such party she meets Jack (Luke Benward), a twentysomething student who is quite taken with the probably early-40s Deanna. After a tryst with Jack, Deanna excitedly calls her best friend,

Christine (Maya Rudolph), who gives her an attagirl for her adventure-filled new life. And, hey, cheers to that, cheers to a middleaged, non-supermodel lady getting to have a fun life reinvention with very little feeling bad about her neck (to paraphrase Nora Ephron) or trying to out-kitten the kittens, as Julia Roberts once put it. (“You can’t out-kitten the kittens,” Roberts said in an interview on Oprah for the movie Mona Lisa Smile, a movie where she appeared with a pack of younger actresses. This was sometime in the early aughts when Roberts was in her mid30s and it has stuck with me as some great life advice.) Deanna isn’t trying to recapture her youth or compete with 20something girls. She presents herself as a woman, basically satisfied with being the age she is, trying to (to continue borrowing from Oprah) live her best life now, not relive the life she might have had. And yet this movie is confusing. At some moments it is almost unbearably terrible. The humor can be hacky, overly reliant on very silly physical comedy and the visual gag of Deanna’s mom sweaters. The movie also doesn’t seem to know exactly what to do with the relationship between Maddie and Deenna. Their scenes can feel very tell-not-show, very “in this scene Maddie fully supports her mother” and “in this scene Maddie is embarrassed” without a real sense of Maddie’s character or how she changes over the course of the movie. She feels emblematic of a kind of overall lack of depth for all the characters. They girls just accept Deanna, Jack just has the hots for her, gothy roommate is just gothy — there’s no real hint of an explanation or motivation behind any of it. And yet, the movie, even in its terrible-ish moments, isn’t actually terrible. It does a lot of smart and even impressive things with the way the story plays out. Almost universally in a movie like this, the prize at the end of the movie would be a new man for Deanna and maybe some kind of comeuppance for Dan. That is not the direction the movie goes. Meeting a new guy is a story beat — a relatively minor one — but it’s not the goal. In

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her interactions with the sorority girls, her advice is never to get them to do things she didn’t do but to just be themselves and be proud and happy about who they are now. That might sound pat but the way this movie presents this idea is very unlike what you usually see. Life of the Party is another project written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, who also directs. As with their previous outings, this movie has a lot of good ideas it doesn’t always seem to know how to pull together or how to focus to show McCarthy’s significant comic abilities at their finest. It is an example of creative growth, though — Life of the Party is better than The Boss, which was better than Tammy. And, as with those movies, there is something about McCar-

thy, her sensibility and her outlook (even her goofy love of the pratfall) that make me want to root for this movie. The movie also has some fun with Gillian Jacobs and Maya Rudolph, who is in her mid-40s and plays her character like she’s doing a Golden Girls reboot audition tape which is both weird and weirdly entertaining. I went from rooting for Life of the Party to just wanting it to end to sort of appreciating the movie in its final third. Where does that leave us, a C+? Rated PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying. Directed by Ben Falcone and written by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, Life of the Party is an hour and 45 minutes long and is distributed by New Line Cinema.

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MOVIES OUTSIDE THE CINEPLEX RED RIVER THEATRES 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, redrivertheatres.org • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (R, 2017) Thurs., May 17, 2, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. • Beirut (R, 2018) Thurs., May 17, 2:05, 5:25 and 7:50 p.m. • Isle of Dogs (PG-13, 2018) Thurs., May 17, 7:50 p.m. • The Endless (R, 2018) Thurs., May 17, 2:10 and 5:35 p.m. • Sweet Country (R, 2018) Thurs., May 17, 7:55 p.m. • Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018) Fri., May 18, and Sat., May 19, 1, 3:15, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Sun., May 20, 1, 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.; Mon., May 21, through Thurs., May 24, 2, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. • Tully (R, 2018) Fri., May 18, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45 and 8 p.m.; Sat., May 19, 3:30, 5:45 and 8 p.m.; Sun., May 20, 1:15, 3:30 and 5:45 p.m.; Mon., May 21, and Thurs., May 24, 2:05 p.m.; and Tues., May 22, and Wed., May 23, 2:05, 5:35 and 7:50 p.m. • Lives Well Lived (2018) Fri., May 18, and Sat., May 19, 2, 3:45, 5:40 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 20, 2, 3:45 and 5:40 p.m.; Mon., May 21, 2:10 and 6 p.m.; and Tues.,

May 22, through Thurs., May 24, 2:10, 5:40 and 7:30 p.m. WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • You Were Never Really Here (R, 2017) Thurs., May 17, 7:30 p.m. • The Post (PG-13, 2017) Thurs., May 17, 7:30 p.m. • RBG (PG, 2018) Fri., May 18, through Thurs., May 24, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., May 20, 2 p.m. • Back to Burgundy (2017) Fri., May 18, through Thurs., May 24, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., May 20, 2 and 4:30 p.m. • Suspicion (1941) Sat., May 19, 4:30 p.m. • The Perfect Clown (1925) Sun., May 20, 4:30 p.m. CINEMAGIC 1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240, cinemagicmovies.com • Macbeth (National Theatre Live) Thurs., May 17, 7 p.m. • Your Name (PG, 2016) Thurs., May 17, 7:30 p.m. (Hooksett) MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Man-

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Though a band called Styx is on tour this summer, it’s not going to be the same without Dennis DeYoung, who wrote and sang seven of their eight Top Ten hits. DeYoung continues to play “Blue Collar Man,” “Babe,” “Best of Times” and other Styx favorites for fans, though, and on Saturday, May 19, he’ll mark the 40th anniversary of their breakout album The Grand Illusion by performing it from start to finish at Concord’s Capitol Center for the Arts, along with all the hits that followed. Buoyed by the iconic “Come Sail Away,” The Grand Illusion established Styx in the rock world. It was the first of four consecutive triple platinum albums. The next, Kilroy Was Here, sold 2.5 million copies. It even helped revive “Lady,” an all but forgotten song from their 1973 debut, and boosted sales of the follow-up, Equinox. That it took three tries to reach wide recognition still rankles DeYoung. He stated in a recent interview that other groups were labeled by critics as Styx forebears, despite actually emerging years after them. “I never heard Queen, Kansas, Journey, Foreigner until 1975,” he said, “but many people who wrote about music considered Styx kind of like imitators of those bands, when we really weren’t. If you listen to our first album in ‘72, there’s that rock, pop, proggy thing with those high whiny vocals. There is a combination of lots of elements, and it was there in the very beginning.” With The Grand Illusion, DeYoung knew a big break was coming — or else. It was the band’s second effort with new label A&M, and it contained what he considered to be a surefire single. “We had an album listening party,” he said. “At the end of it, my very best friend, Tom Short, was standing next to me [and] ‘Come

Sail Away’ finished Side 1. I turned to him and said, ‘If that doesn’t do it — I can’t … I’m going to go back to being a teacher, because what am I supposed to do?’ Our career was a litany of record company mistakes.” It’s still DeYoung’s favorite Styx record. “Probably the most perfect album we ever made,” he said. It was a concept record dealing with false media messiahs, a theme that’s very relevant in today’s celebrity age. “I told everybody in that album, ‘deep inside we’re all the same.’ We’re an illusion,” DeYoung said, quoting from the title track. “Don’t be fooled by the radio, TV or the magazines; they show you photographs which are images of how your life should be; but they’re just someone else’s fantasies. That is what is was, and that is what it is and always will be. You look at Facebook — that’s an illusion; you know it and I know it.” DeYoung’s also wary of those who believe music should seek to change the world. “Rock and roll wasn’t about politics,” he said. “The people who invented it — Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis — wanted to buy a Cadillac. It wasn’t about the smarty pants in the late ’60s who all got together and thought that this music should have some higher purpose that moves the culture, takes social issues and turns them into revolution. The revolution never happened. I was there, but I sure don’t remember it.” Styx got big just as punk happened and had the misfortune of touring England just as critics were burying bands like them. “They were calling us dinosaurs, and I said, ‘Jesus, Mary and Joseph; we just got here! What the hell?’” Lumping them with Genesis and ELP was also unfair, he said. “We were never a prog band, but we had proggy ideas. We just stole from everybody. … Styx, more than anything else, was a hybrid. If you took ‘Mr. Roboto’ and

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‘Babe’ and ‘Renegade,’ and played them for a stranger, they wouldn’t even think it was the same band.” Asked if a reunion with Styx co-founders Tommy Shaw, James Young and Chuck Panozzo might ever happen, DeYoung said the answer lies with his ex-mates, who threw cold water on the idea in a recent sit-down with Dan Rather. “In 1999, there was an ultimatum: Show up for the tour or we’re replacing you. I was ill, I still suffer from what I had,” he said. “I said from the beginning, I want to be in the band, I never wanted to leave ... ever. It’s been in Tommy and James’s hands, and it still is” DeYoung said he has asked to reunite for a tour. “Last year, I said we should do one final tour. ... It is what the fans really want. It’s not just about Styx, but the romantic notion that people bring about their love to particular bands. It’s real and it applies to us as well as to any band, and I’m quite capable of doing it. In fact, I am the guy that does it.”

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Fratello’s: Brad Bosse Murphy’s: Sam Robbins Penuche’s: Battle in the Basement Shaskeen: Tristan Omand Strange Brew: Ken Clark Whiskey’s 20: Sammy Smoove & DJ Gera Meredith Giuseppe’s: Michael Bourgeois Merrimack Homestead: Ted Solovicos Nashua Fratello’s: Amanda Cote Newmarket Stone Church: Acoustic Jam North Hampton Barley House: Irish Session Peterborough Harlow’s: Celtic Music Jam Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Dave Gerard The Goat: Rob Benton Seabrook Chop Shop: Bare Bones Wednesday, May 23 Bedford Murphy’s: Chris Powers Concord Hermanos: John Franzosa

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SIGNS OF LIFE All quotes are from Among the Clouds: Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Apparently, an Work, Wit and Wild Weather at the Mount 18-ounce potato chip bag sealed at sea levWashington Observatory, by Eric Pinder, el will burst at 6,270 feet. Everyone enjoyed born May 20, 1970. the unexpected snack. Beware Enjoy exploding potato chips. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This is the Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) And quite a few story of a typical workday at one of the people have arrived on the summit only to world’s last manned weather outposts. 4:00 learn that they’re terrified of heights. So the A.M. Wake up. Your first responsibility of mountain experience definitely isn’t for everythe day is to feed the cat. one. Hey, everything is a learning experience. Wake up. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Living and Gemini (May 21 – June 20) A sharp working atop a stormy mountain isn’t your drop in air pressure is often the first thing typical job. Five o’clock rush hour isn’t a we notice when the winds begin to howl problem, but blinding, blowing snow and on Mount Washington. … I lifted up a jug 20-foot snowdrifts sometimes are. Everyone’s of marshmallow fluff, intending to put it got their own set of problems. on the shelf, then immediately dropped it Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Sometimes in disgust. The jug’s lid had popped open, the simple, comical sight of a tobogganing and the marshmallow fluff was leaking raven is reward enough. You can enjoy simout and dripping down the sides. … One ple rewards. of the summit crew saw my predicament Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) The appeal and laughed. ‘The great thing about fluff is of working on a mountaintop isn’t so much that it’s whipped at sea level, and it’s full of the extremes. It’s the variety. It’s a good time air bubbles.’ It’s your turn to clean up the to mix things up a little. exploding fluff. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) ‘Do you Cancer (June 21 – July 22) A narrow, ever get moose up here?’ one man asks. Yes, 7.6-mile road up Mount Washington allows sometimes, the ranger on duty answers. The sightseers to reach the peak the easy way, man pauses, then says, ‘How do you get them without the sweat and effort of climbing up up here?’ Watch out for moose. on foot. Each summer, the road brings a few Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Six quadrilpeople completely unfamiliar with the con- lion tons of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, cept of hiking. Familiarize yourself first. water vapor, and other trace gases are conLeo (July 23 – Aug. 22) The invention stantly jostling each other in our sky. Be of the telegraph in the mid-1800s sparked a amazed. revolution in weather observation and foreAries (March 21 – April 19) Certain viscasting.... For the first time, it was possible itors were unhappy because fog diminished to receive up-to-date weather reports from the view. Others arrived thinking they were cities hundreds of miles apart. That allowed on Mount Rushmore, and left disappointed the creation of the first weather maps and after learning they were thousands of miles the first reliable forecasts, or ‘probabilities’ off course. (Mount Washington is the highest as they were called prior to 1876. Check peak in the Presidential Range, so perhaps the forecast, but know that forecasts aren’t that’s an understandable mistake. Well, no, perfect. not really.) Know your landmarks. NITE SUDOKU By Dave Green

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NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION

Dreams come true

A janitor at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, may have hit the jackpot on April 26 when he discovered $325,000 worth of gold bars in a garbage bin. Investigators told The Korea Times they believe two men were transporting the gold, wrapped in newspapers, from Hong Kong to Japan, and threw away the stash for fear of being searched by customs agents. If the owner doesn’t make a claim in six months, the janitor will get the gold, thanks to South Korea’s “finders-keepers” law. However, if the treasure is found to be linked to criminal activity, the janitor will not be entitled to any of it.

High times

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrived at the scene of a crash in Orlando on April 29 to find Scott Ecklund, 32, uninjured but highly agitated. Trooper Glaudson Curado arrested Ecklund after Ecklund helpfully told the trooper he could get more meth than had been found in the search of Ecklund’s wrecked Chevy Impala if the trooper would allow him to leave the scene. “Mr. Ecklund was making no sense during our conversation,” Curado wrote in his report, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Ecklund, who was arrested earlier in April for crashing a truck into a house and claiming to be an FBI agent as he brandished an assault rifle, was charged with meth possession and driving with a suspended license and taken to the Orange County Jail.

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be naked. Naturists are pushing past barriers, Weird cliche taboos or mentalities that were obstructive,” Drivers along I-70 outside of Indianapolis he said. Next up for French nudists: a club- thought it was raining money for them May bing night later this year. 2 as $600,000 in cash tumbled out the back doors of a Brinks truck and onto the highway, the Indianapolis Star reported. State police Questionable judgment Angelique Sanchez, 26, of Denver was spokesman Sgt. John Perrine said an undeterasked to provide a urine sample for a pro- mined amount of cash has not been accounted spective employer on May 3, so, of course, for, as “people were jumping over fences and she stopped off at a 7-Eleven store in Aurora crawling on the ground” to pick up loose bills to apply the final touch: She put the urine- flying around. In a tweet, he warned: “Findfilled bottle in a microwave and turned it on, ing a large sum of money is no different than whereupon the sample blew up. A 7-Eleven other property. If a brand-new car fell off a clerk, who observed a “yellow liquid ... and semi, would the 1st person to find it get to the smell was unquestionably urine” dripping keep it? It belongs to someone else.” from the microwave, confronted Sanchez, who wiped the liquid out of the microwave That’s one way to do it When Leroy Mason, 68, of Barton, Verand onto the floor, then walked out. KUSA TV reported that police caught up with her mont, takes care of a problem, he doesn’t do at a nearby clinic and issued a summons for things halfway. On April 30, as his smoke damaged property. Medical expert Comil- detector blared yet again, Mason aimed his la Sasson guessed that Sanchez was trying to 20-gauge shotgun at the cursed piece of electronics and fired twice. Unfortunately, the restore the sample to body temperature. shots also hit the adjoining wall of an occupied apartment. Fire and EMS crews called Ooohhhh-kkkaaaayyy to the scene had been before, according to Visitors to New York’s Fort Ticonderoga a Vermont State Police news release quotwere in for a treat as locks of hair from Revoed by Boston25 News, as “Mr. Mason has lutionary War general turned traitor Benedict complained in the past about frequent false Arnold and his first wife, Margaret, were put on display during the season’s opening week- alarms ... and was upset that fire crews would end of May 5-6. Curator Matthew Keagle not relocate the detector. Mr. Mason took it told The Associated Press Arnold’s hair was upon himself to relocate the smoke detector recently rediscovered in the museum’s collec- ...” When first responders relieved him of his tions and had been preserved by the family. shotgun, Mason rearmed himself with a Colt The private historical site obtained the hair in .45 handgun and demanded his shotgun back. the 1950s. Saving a lock of a deceased family Mason was finally subdued and charged with member’s hair was a common practice during aggravated assault with a weapon and reckthe 1700s. Arnold helped capture Fort Ticon- less endangerment.

Neighbors of the “Pooperintendent,” a New Jersey school superintendent nabbed for repeatedly defecating on a high school run- deroga from the British during the opening ning track, were nonplussed by the news. weeks of the Revolutionary War. Thomas Tramaglini, 42, superintendent of schools in nearby Kenilworth, was charged April 30 in Holmdel, New Jersey, Municipal Court for defecating in public, lewdness and littering after being caught on surveillance video relieving himself on a daily basis during his run at the Holmdel High School track. The track is about 3 miles from Tramaglini’s home in Aberdeen. But neighbors told NJ.com that Tramaglini always struck them as a nice guy — “Except for pooping on the field,” one added. Another dismissed all the attention: “If he wasn’t a super, this wouldn’t even be news.”

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The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum in Paris, has made a name for itself by granting special visiting hours to nudists. On May 5, Reuters reported, naturists were invited to tour an exhibit, with about 160 attendees taking advantage of the sans-clothing event. Paris is seeing an increase in naturist events, according to Julien Claude-Penegry, communications director of the Paris Naturists Association. “The naturists’ way of life is to

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