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GRANITE VIEWS STEPHEN RENO
As New Hampshire takes its place as the second oldest state in the country, we need to ask, “What kind of state do we have?,” “What kind of state do we want?” and “What do we need to realize that vision?” The future of any community, state or country is its youth. Let’s leave aside for a moment the vexing and perennial issue of how New Hampshire funds education at all levels and focus instead on the extent to which we engage youth in the shaping of our future, specifically their involvement in public life, our boards of trustees and directors, and our places of work. We all know the majority of the New Hampshire workforce is edging up to retirement age and yet we also know many at that age are not retiring and choosing instead to continue to work, often in the same positions they have for years. The same is true of those serving on our boards of private, public and nonprofit institutions — “70 is the new 50” or sentiments to that effect. But while it is financially beneficial and/or professionally satisfying to soldier on in one’s role as those ages are achieved, what is lost? One institution in our state has made a very deliberate effort to bring onto its governing board young and energetic trustees and into its employ those who have demonstrated accomplishment but show still greater promise. Yes, they serve and work with very experienced fellow trustees and colleagues, but they bring a freshness of vision, new ways of refocusing the organization’s mission, and energy to the whole enterprise. The results have been startling: new audiences, new services, and a younger demographic being served. And what of our local and state government? New Hampshire boasts of having the largest legislature in the country, but its average age is 65. Turn up at any legislative hearing and note the composition of the committee. The policy-making of our state is primarily in the hands of retirees, those who can work part-time, and those sufficiently wealthy to have the free time to serve. There should be no doubt about their commitment, sincerity or hard work. But what are we doing to encourage a better intergenerational mix? Does the incipient wave of youth activism that has formed in the aftermath of school shootings portend a change in voting and civic engagement? Do we who are in the older quartile encourage younger friends, colleagues or neighbors to consider a run for public office? Do we who serve on boards agitate for younger members? And are we who occupy positions of authority preparing to make way for successors? Time will tell.
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NEWS & NOTES Surplus funding
Gov. Chris Sununu signed HB 1817, a surplus spending bill that distributed about $102 million to various state initiatives, according to a news release. Surplus funding was produced by an unexpectedly high business tax revenue this past fiscal year. The bill directed $10 million to the state’s Rainy Day Fund, $20 million to repair red-listed bridges and $10 million back to municipalities for improvements to roads and bridges. The news release also cited other projects that will receive funding, including affordable housing projects, the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative, a collective bargaining agreement for state employees and a settlement with the state’s hospitals over uncompensated health care payments.
The U.S. Department of Justice appointed two new U.S. assistant attorneys to the District of New Hampshire, according to a news release. The appointments are part of the department’s largest attorney staffing increase in decades. One of the new attorneys for New Hampshire will focus on violent crime, while the other will oversee civil enforcement of federal laws. In a statement, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire Scott W. Murray said the two attorneys would assist the department in prosecuting cases related to the opioid epidemic, “especially those involving firearms,” and the civil enforcement attorney will focus on investigating “practitioners who prescribe or distribute controlled substances in an illegal, irresponsible manner” and “health care providers who defraud Medicare and other federal benefit programs.”
The Office of the Attorney General concluded a criminal investigation of an allegation of workplace misconduct made against state Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford), according to a news release. The statement from the office said a state senate intern was allegedly provided with a job in the Senate Clerk’s Office and a cash payment in 2013 in exchange for their silence regarding an inappropriate comment made to them by Sen. Sanborn. In a letter addressed to New Hampshire State Senate President Charles Morse, the office confirmed that Sanborn made an inappropriate comment to the intern, and the intern received an unsolicited payment of “no more than” $200 from Senate Chief of Staff Jay Flanders intended as a loan for food and gas, which was later returned by the intern. The letter added that the intern was uncomfortable with the payment and unsure why they received it. However, the AG’s office said in the letter that it found “no credible evidence that there was any connection between the inappropriate comment made to the intern and the later job and cash that were provided to the intern.”
known as biologics, which are used to treat a range of diseases including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and anemia. SB 376 changes how retailers in New Hampshire record the customer information that is required under federal law when purchasing products that contain pseudoephedrine, which is used to make illegal methamphetamine. In his statement, Gov. Sununu said the law will allow retailers to see if a customer has exceeded or is about to exceed the federal purchase limits by purchasing products at multiple stores.
Gov. Chris Sununu signed two bills that extend protections for LGBTQ people and youth, according to a news release. HB 1319 updates New Hampshire’s nondiscrimination laws to include transgender people, prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in employment, housing and public spaces. Gov. Sununu also signed HB 587, which bans conversion therapy for minors. These practices attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon to highlight area organizations and leaders. This year’s award recipients include Warrenstreet Architects as Small Business of the Year; Duprey Hospitality as Business of the Year; Cindy Flanagan of Concord Dance Academy as Business Leader of the Year; and Intown Concord as Nonprofit Business of the Year.
Franklin Savings Bank announced a new mobile fraud monitoring service. The bank’s fraud detection system CONCORD will text customers if it notices any suspicious activity occurring on their debit card. Hooksett
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport received a $6.8 million grant from the Department of Transportation Goffstown to realign and reconstruct two taxiways, according to a joint statement from Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. The new configuration Bedford will ensure the taxiways meet current Federal Aviation Administration design standards. Amherst
The Milford School Board will investigate a spike in teacher absences, The Nashua Telegraph reported. According to school offiDerry cials, there have been 4,462 Merrimack absences among teachers and paraprofessionals at Londonderry Milford schools this year, an increase of 400 absences from last year. Reasons for NASHUAthese absences included sick leave, personal days, unpaid family leave, workshop days, bereavement leave and jury duty.
Gov. Chris Sununu signed two bills intended to lower the cost of prescription drugs and address the threat of methamphetamines in New Hampshire, according to a statement from the governor. HB 1791 will allow pharmacists to fill a prescription with a less expensive biosimilar drug once the Food and Drug Administration has approved access to that drug. According to the Governor’s statement, biosimilars are less costly imitations of drugs
The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofit’s annual New Hampshire Gives campaign raised $426,493.39 for 3,990 donors and 257 nonprofits, according to a news release. Donations were open on the campaign’s website for a 24-hour period on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, with the center providing an additional $1,000 to the nonprofits with the most donors and the most funds raised in this window. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation in Enfield raised the most dollars through the platform with a total of $20,270.
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Two colleges seek to leverage resources venient for them. Michele and I both feel that as two small private colleges, we can work together to be more quick and nimCome October, New England College in ble to evolve our curriculum in these ways.” Henniker and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester will be one. Pooling resources After several months of discussion According to Devereaux, each college will among college leadership, NEC and NHIA remain autonomous to an extent, with NEC announced their intention to merge the two ultimately acting as a “parent” organization institutions to “enhance the delivery of for NHIA. Both he and Perkins cited the Tuck academic programs and streamline admin- School of Business at Dartmouth College in istrative services.” The merger, which will Hanover as an example of what the merged require accreditation from the New Hamp- institution might resemble. shire Department of Education and the New Devereaux also pointed to several other England Association of Schools and Colleg- regional examples of “small, tightly focused es, is expected to be completed by Oct. 1. arts institutions evolving into a school withDiscussions of a potential merger began at in a larger college,” such as the School of the a meeting of the New Hampshire College and Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in University Council in Concord. Michele Per- Massachusetts; the Art Institute of Boston and kins, president of NEC, mentioned to NHIA Lesley University in Massachusetts; and the president Kent Devereaux that the two insti- Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and the tutions might be able to collaborate on a new University of New Haven in Connecticut. video game design program at NEC. A significant reason for this trend is that “We quickly realized that we should look at smaller colleges can benefit financially by a larger partnership,” said Devereaux. “From merging with a larger institution, according to February onward, we had several confidential Devereaux. As an example, Devereaux said meetings between ourselves and our boards that a larger pool of employees will lower [of directors]. The more we looked at it, the costs for the colleges’ health care plan. more it made sense.” “We will be able to consolidate operational
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Increasing educational opportunities for students was a central reason behind the merger provided by both presidents. Once the merger is finalized, Devereaux said, students will be able to enroll in courses at both schools, allowing, for example, a business major to take a variety of art electives and a photography student to complete a business minor. “There’s excellent synergy between our institutions. We have some overlap of programs, but it’s not completely redundant,” Perkins said. “We’ve had conversations about what new concentrations we could develop within other majors, given the breadth of programs and courses that don’t exist with either institution independently.” The structure of student degree programs might vary. Students may choose to live at the NEC or NHIA residence halls depending on their major but take courses at the other campus or online. Perkins said students might also choose to study on one campus during the spring and fall semesters and take classes over the summer term either online or at the other school. “Students have become much more sophisticated, and a big part of what’s making this possible is technology,” said Devereaux. “It’s no longer a matter of ‘I’m going to school online’ or ‘I’m going to a university.’ Students can do whatever is con-
functions, including payroll, human resources, finance departments and admissions and phase this in over time,” said Perkins. “The economies that can be achieved with consolidating functions are significant.” Meanwhile, enrollment is one area where NHIA will benefit from NEC’s institutional support. Devereaux said NEC has been very effective at growing its student body as well as international enrollment, which he sees as a growth opportunity for NHIA and a means of helping to build a diverse workforce in New Hampshire. “We want to attract students to come to New Hampshire and stay here,” Devereaux said. “That’s one of the reasons we require an internship for every single one of our students.”
Making it official
Both presidents stressed that an established structure for the new merged institution is still in progress, and further details will be released over the next several months. According to Devereaux, this upcoming year will be focused on integrating the colleges’ office systems and finding administrative efficiencies, and that functionally for students, “nothing is going to change this fall.” He added that the goal is for students to start enrolling in classes on both campuses by 2019, adding that “we might have cross registration for the spring semester, but almost certainly by the fall.”
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In the meantime, Perkins said, the merger will need approval from the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Division of Higher Education and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. She said the colleges have had conversations with both organizations, and official reports on the merger are in progress. Anthony Schinella, director of communications for the NHDOE, said the Higher Education Commission is expecting to receive materials from NHIA concerning the merger, after which the commission will approve or deny the application. He said the division leader from the department, Michael Seidel, has been working with both colleges on the merger proposal. “Both institutions reached out to us about the merger, and we’re excited that they will be working together to create opportunities for students,” Frank Edelblut, the commissioner of the NHDOE, said in a statement. “This merger will put their institutions on solid financial footing, and we look forward to continuing to work with them through the regulatory process.” Barbara E. Brittingham, president of NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, said the commission hopes to consider the merger at its meeting in September, but the colleges’ application will need approval from the Department of Education before it will be reviewed by NEASC. She doesn’t see any obvious barriers for the merger going through and cited some similar mergers approved recently by the commission, including Wheelock College and Boston University in Massachusetts as well as Johnson State College and Lyndon State College in Vermont. “The two presidents have been in touch, and we had a good phone conversation where they explained their process and due diligence,” said Brittingham. “They have complementary missions, and the merger seems like a benefit to both institutions and their students.”
Funding immigrant businesses New microloan program assists NH’s new Americans By Scott Murphy
The state’s first microloan program focused on helping first-generation immigrant business owners has launched, offering 24- to 36-month microloans from $5,000 to $50,000 for working capital, renovations or purchasing inventory and equipment, with interest rates starting at 7 percent. Program participants will receive technical assistance from the Regional Economic Development Center in Raymond, which launched the New Americans Loan Fund. The assistance is intended to prepare business owners to eventually qualify for financing through a bank, including advice for accounting and bookkeeping, website management and marketing. “This program allows us to support new job opportunities in the state while also mitigating the challenges facing new American business owners,” REDC President Laurel Adams said. “Attracting new Americans and keeping them in New Hampshire can increase the state’s diversity, grow our economy and help combat our state’s labor shortage.” The loan fund is an extension of a pilot program first developed in 2016 by REDC and the Welcoming Concord Initiative. REDC is currently working with five immigrant-owned businesses and hopes to grant six to eight additional loans in the loan fund’s first year as a statewide program. The hope is to grow the New Americans Loan Fund into a $2 million fund through a combination of business and personal donations, along with government resources. By mid-June, REDC expects to receive approval to participate in the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority’s tax credit program, which offers New Hampshire businesses a 75 percent state tax credit against a donation made to any approved project.
Launching a business
Tika Acharya was the first new American to partner with REDC to take advantage of what would eventually become the New American Loan Fund. Born in Bhutan, Acharya spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal before eventually earning a business degree in India and working in various professional fields, including insurance. Acharya began working in New Hampshire in
Tika Acharya built his business with the help of the microloan fund. Courtesy photo.
2009 after the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement placed him and his family in the Granite State. After working for MetLife and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Acharya decided to start the process of opening his own business. But he found it difficult to integrate into a new business culture. While he and his family were able to self-fund a grocery business venture back in 2015, Acharya ran into financing issues commonly faced by immigrant entrepreneurs, namely a lack of business or accounting history to secure a bank loan. Business owners like Acharya often seek out microloans for this reason, and he said both the funding and technical assistance he received were essential for helping him launch AS Insurance in Manchester. Since launching in early 2017, AS Insurance has grown to cover about 1,000 clients and has five offices in New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania. “REDC was helpful for more than just lending,” said Acharya, who is also principal of AS Insurance. “The REDC staff helped us build a solid business plan, something I hadn’t been able to pull together as well in the past.” Acharya added that the loan fund also helped him become a part of the community. “Our staff is bilingual and bicultural, so we are filling a vital need in the community by helping those with language barriers or who come from different backgrounds,” Acharya said. “[This loan program] can help other first-generation immigrants start a business with training and funding, so they too can put down roots and contribute to the community.” 121172
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You’ve spent your entire legal career in New Hampshire. What’s kept you working in the Granite State? Have you ever considered taking a job in D.C. or another state? New Hampshire has a quality of life that’s second to none. I’d be hard pressed to find anywhere that comes close. I got involved in law enforcement in New Hampshire pretty early on. I worked for the Department of Safety while I was in law school, and then I started working for the City of Concord right after I graduated. I really got involved in New Hampshire law enforcement at the ground floor and stayed on and progressed from there. I never seriously pursued going somewhere else. How does [your new job] differ from your other jobs? For my first job [as chief prosecuting attorney for the City of Concord], I was the only prosecutor in Concord when I started. The case load increased tremendously during the time I was there. That was a job where we prosecuted just about everything that comes through from the local district court. Then I became [Merrimack] County attorney, and the jurisdiction increased to the entire county. And of course the U.S. district attorney oversees the entire state. What was the confirmation process like? I applied in March of last year, and the process ran pretty close to a year until I was confirmed. It’s a vetting process that runs through the Department of Justice. Initially, I was fortunate enough to receive the support of Governor Sununu. He interviewed me in March  and recommended me to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. … President [Donald Trump] issued a release in November saying that he would nominate me, and after that the matter was submitted to the Senate. There’s a vetting process that goes on there … I did two interviews with the Justice Department in July and August. … The Senate voted to confirm me on Feb. 14 .
have a serious problem in New Hampshire associated with the opioid epidemic. It’s something I encountered on a daily basis as the county attorney for Merrimack CounScott Murray ty … I’ve been a prosecutor for 35 years, and when I started, there was very little hard drug activity. If there was heroin, it was brought in by someone else. It’s become progressively worse over the years, and it’s spawning violent crime and having a corrosive effect on the community in general … It’s a very complex problem, probably more complex than is generally recognized. We’re really dealing with a drug industry that stretches well beyond New Hampshire. These drugs are not being manufactured here. We’re dealing with supply lines starting in other countries. Our jurisdiction actually reaches beyond the state border, which is absolutely essential to deal with the problem, because that’s where the drugs are coming from … What we really need to do is have law enforcement on the supply lines and disrupt these organizations that are funneling drugs into the state.
The U.S. Department of Justice just assigned two new assistant U.S. attorneys to New Hampshire. What will they be investigating specifically? One of the new prosecutors is tasked with dealing with violent crime. So the new person that comes in will prosecute cases that involve violent criminal activity. But again, violent criminal activity is being generated by the opioid crisis, so it’s directly linked to drugs. Federal jurisdiction doesn’t extend to all violent crime, but it does extend to crimes like armed robbery, where you have some people trying to get money for drugs, for example … The other prosecutor will focus on civil enforcement, which is an area which allows us to get at a number of things related to fraud in federal areas … We’ll What do you most hope to accomplish take a close look if drugs are being diverted from their proper use or sold illegally. in office? — Scott Murphy I don’t think it’s any surprise that we
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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Child abuse and neglect A study from the University of New Hampshire found that cases of child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire have increased over the past several years. According to the report, cases of child maltreatment reported to the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families increased by 21 percent between 2013 and 2016, jumping from 9,248 to 11,197 cases. From 2012 to 2016, UNH found that the number of children and youth removed from parental care increased from 358 to 547. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Substance abuse was a recurring issue driving many of these cases. According to the report, the number of cases of children and youth removed from parental care due to substance-related allegations doubled from 30 percent of all cases in 2012 to 60 percent in 2016.
Healthy deer New Hampshire’s white-tailed deer population once again showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease during the 2017 hunting season, according to a report from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The disease is a neurological disorder that is always fatal to white-tailed deer, moose, mule deer, elk and other members of deer family. QOL Score: +1 Comment: While chronic wasting disease is not believed to be transmissible to humans, New Hampshire Fish and Game advises hunters not to consume animals that may have the disease. The department also urges hunters not to use natural urine-based deer lures, as these lures are often made with urine from captive deer facilities in states where the disease is present.
Immunization awards The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced that its Division of Public Health Services received five awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the 48th annual National Immunization Conference. The division was recognized for the New Hampshire Immunization Program, which received awards for programs aimed at New Hampshire residents ranging anywhere from 6 months to 65 years and older. QOL Score: +1 Comment: According to the DHHS website, the program has helped vaccinate approximately 342,000 children under age 19 in New Hampshire.
Top 15 economy In two recent studies, WalletHub ranked New Hampshire’s economy among the top 15 in the country. New Hampshire landed at 14 in a study on state economies overall and was ranked as the fourth best state for jobs. QOL Score: +1 Comment: New Hampshire’s earned the top spot for job opportunities and tied for first with four other states for having the lowest unemployment rate. For overall economic health, New Hampshire ranked in the top five for highest state government surplus per capita, highest average educational attainment for new immigrants and highest percentage of high-tech jobs. QOL score: 85 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 87 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at email@example.com.
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We live in an incredible time where the inexplicably contentious behavior of our president makes his detractors apoplectic, and his supporters see it as either the cost of doing business, the ends justifying the means, or, increasingly, no big deal. Consider how Donald Trump prepared, and I use this term loosely, for the most important event of his presidency, a meeting with the dictator of a country historically hostile to the U.S. and a growing threat throughout Asia that could dramatically impact (either way) the peace and security of the entire world. And once again, in a way no other president ever has done, the world of sport directly and indirectly was heavily intertwined with his actions in the days leading to the U.S.-North Korea summit. Given the gravity of what was supposed to go on in Singapore, I can’t not start with the weirdness of who he brought along for this first ever meeting between these ancient adversaries, Dennis Rodman. Yes, that Dennis Rodman. The NBA Hall of Famer. A weird dude in any setting, but in this one he somehow fits. Though no word in yet whether he brought along the wedding dress or pink boa he famously wore to various gatherings at the peak of his attention-seeking playing days. But maybe that’s what Kim Jong Un was hoping for, because for some reason he likes the guy, having had him over to NK’s answer to Michael Jackson’s Neverland retreat for a few visits already. Not sure what that says for the prospects of world peace. But, hey, whatever blows his, err, dress up. Who cares what the uptight international diplomacy world thinks of it. If it helps, why not? Besides, that’s not the truly crazy thing about this anyway. It’s if the president actually pulls this off he’s got to be in line for the Nobel prize. And what do you think the odds would have been if someone went into a Vegas casi-
no in the ’90s to lay down a bet that in 2018 Donald Trump would win a Nobel prize with Dennis Rodman as his wingman? They don’t calculate that high. And of course the irony of Trump possibly winning the Nobel prize for peace will be that it came when the most contentious person I’ve seen in my lifetime spent his entire week in the usual array of gotto-avenge-any-slight Twitter fights with the enemies during what Mr. Rogers would have described as just a routine week in the neighborhood. They included: The Philadelphia Eagles: The latest sports team to say no thanks to a White House visit. One report said of their 51 players only Nick Foles wanted to go. Once that news was out, the President did what he does best, disinvited and slammed them as unpatriotic, even though no Eagle took a knee all year. That brought many in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation into it, along with the mayor of Philadelphia, who called Trump “unimportant.” Bill Russell: The Celtics legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner weighed in on Twitter saying the NFL protests were about “social justice” as opposed to his basepleasing disrespecting-the-military blather. More White House Visits: The media then asked LeBron James about the disinvitation. The fervent Trump critic said no matter who wins the NBA title, neither will go to the White House. Steph Curry agreed a short time later. Predictably, the president disinvited both before they were even invited. Tom Brady: The Washington Post reported that Trump was incensed at TB-12 for making him look bad by declining to come with the Patriots last year for “personal reasons” and that several calls were made to change his mind. Don’t know if the president knew the personal reason was to visit his mom as she battled cancer, but given all the evidence, who would think that would matter to the prez? Certainly not that gold star family he berated during the 2016 campaign. Israel-Argentina Soccer Friendly: It was to be Argentina’s final World Cup tune-up in
a Jerusalem neighborhood. But after Palestinian protesters planned to burn photos of star Lionel Messi in continuing protests of Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Argentina smartly canceled. Given that over 50 protesters died the day it opened, that seemed a prudent thing to do. The Pardons: With presidential pardons to signal friends and foes alike being Trump’s latest toy, who knows what he was after by asking NFL players to suggest pardons for deserving people in their orbits. He also said he was considering pardoning Muhammad Ali. Though with the Supreme Court overturning his conviction in 1971, it wasn’t needed. Plus with his base thinking they’re the only patriotic people in the country, backing a fellow draft-dodger doesn’t really make sense, does it? The G-7 Economic Summit: Not a sports story, and predicting the outcome of the acrimonious trade war the president is starting is above my pay grade, but dumping on our most important economic allies does bring to mind the backstabbing of his USFL partners. The economic warfare he helped escalate inside that league and with the NFL directly led to the league’s going belly-up. Since that financial catastrophe followed his usual selfindulgent behavior, I wonder if he’s leading the country to another one here. Then he got on Air Force One for Singapore with the possibilities ranging from world peace to moving to the brink of nuclear holocaust to an international incident with the chef from where he had breakfast before leaving for a visit with the NHL champion Washington Capitals. And with him standing up for mother Russia at the G-7, I’m betting all their Russian players show after Vladimir Putin makes one of those “if you know what’s good for you” suggestions to go see his binky. Of course, collusion on that will be denied. Which, as Mr. Rogers would say, was just another day in the neighborhood. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.
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The Big Story: The news was good for Bedford baseball star since Little League Grant LaVigne when he was taken 42nd overall in last week’s MLB amateur draft. Best of all is the major power hitting prospect is headed to hit in the mile-high air of Denver, Colorado, where homers fly out by the bushel. With him committed to Wake Forest already the guess is how much the Rockies are willing to lay out to get his name on the dotted line. Sports 101: Name the hard to believe nine players who played at least a portion (small or otherwise) of their careers with the Celtics who are higher up on the alltime scoring list than Larry Bird. Walk-off Hit of the Week: To the aforementioned Lavigne, who drilled a bottom-of-the-seventh bases-loaded single to give Bedford a 1-0 win over Concord in the Division I Baseball semifinal match-up to send the Bulldogs on to a championship game rematch with Exeter, which came between deadline and when Hippo Sports hits the streets. That Didn’t Take Long Award: To SNHU Athletics for its quick selection in finding the replacement to the retired Stan
2 – just-enough runs scored in the first inning by six-seed Derryfield to let them move on to the Division IV Softball final with a 2-1 win over two-seed Woodsville when their ace Emily Moll got the win with a complete game gem. 11 – state lacrosse titles now won by Pinkerton Academy under Brian O’Reilly after taking the latest one with an 11-9 win
Spirou as head basketball coach. He is Jack Perri, who comes to the college after a year as an assistant at Boston University and before that 12 years at LIU-Brooklyn, where he was the head coach for the last five seasons. He also was an assistant at his alma mater Bentley University outside Boston. Sports 101 Answer: The Celtics alumni higher on the NBA scoring list than Larry Bird’s 21,791 points are Shaquille O’Neal (28,596), Dominique Wilkins (26,668), Paul Pierce (26,397), John Havlicek (26,396), Kevin Garnett (26,071), Artis Gilmore (24,941), Ray Allen (24,505), Robert Parish (23,334) and Gary Payton (21,813). On This Day – June 14: 1952 – Warren Spahn strikes out a record-tying 18 batters when he goes the distance but loses to the Cubs 3-1 in 15 innings. 1965 – Cincinnati hurler Jim Maloney ties Spahn’s record with 18 strikeouts while pitching a 10-inning no-hitter but still loses when the Mets score a run in the 11th to win 1-0. 1969 – Red Sox nemesis Reggie Jackson knocks in 10 runs as the A’s beat the Red Sox 21-7.
over archrival and top seed Bishop Guertin on Saturday behind a four-goal game by Chris Valentine. 22 – combined strikeouts from Bedford’s Geoff Mosseau (12) and Concord’s Griffin Gilbert (10) as they hooked up in the pitching duel of the week in the previously mentioned win by the Bulldogs 1-0. 42 – seconds gone in the overtime period of the drama-filled Bishop Guertin–Bedford Division
I Lacrosse Championship game before Kayli Keenan ended it by scoring the game-winning goal to give the Cardinals the title in a 10-9 classic over the Bulldogs. 53 – consecutive games won by Derryfield lacrosse after downing Windham in an 8-7 nail-biter in the Division II semifinal game when Connor Glosner and John MacLean each scored three times for D-field and Windham respectively.
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Sports Glossary Denver Baseball: Denver’s legendarily thin air has been vexing pitchers and baseball talent evaluators since the 1950s. The best example was Marvelous Marv Throneberry, the embodiment of the comically bad 120-loss 1962 New York Mets but before that a prized 1950s Yankees power prospect after hitting 40 and 42 homers for their AAA Denver Bears. Problem was, that was in the days before the effects of the ideal gas law or hitting a mile above sea level were ever considered in sports. Once Marv got back on earth he busted. Backstabbing the USFL Partners: Donald Trump bought the USFL’s New Jersey Generals in 1985 with the intent of moving play to the fall to compete with the NFL. His public announcements undermined his partner’s strategy to be a spring league only. He also helped skyrocket salaries with major signings of Heisman winner Doug Flutie and NFL players negating its plan to tightly control player costs, which brought the NFL into the spending war. After it collapsed the Trump-led USFL sued and won a judgement of $1 – which anti-laws tripled to $3.
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Sizzling steak tips BEST CUTS AND JUICIEST MARINADES FOR A SUMMER FAVORITE By Matt Ingersoll
From casual family dinners to everyone’s-invited cookouts, steak tips are on summer backyard barbecue menus throughout New England. In fact, steak tips reach peak sales this time of year, according to Jim Ward of J&B Butcher in East Hampstead. “Memorial Day to Labor Day is our big steak tip season, and the warmer and sunnier it is, the more we’ll go through,” said Ward, who also runs New England Steak Tips, a nationwide shipping business. “As we get into nicer weather, everybody wants to move outside and cook outside, throwing [the steak tips] on the grill.” Local butchers and restaurant chefs talk about the cuts of meat that are best used for cooking steak tips, some tips on how to cook them, the ingredients for the best steak marinades, and what you can do with steak tips to make them one of summer’s most versatile dishes.
Several cuts of steak are available to purchase at local butcheries and use as steak tips, but the most popular cut you are going to find in New Hampshire is a bottom sirloin, otherwise known as a flap meat or a bavette cut, according to Craig Muccini of The Flying Butcher in Amherst. “I would say that’s probably 99 percent of the steak tips that we sell,” Muccini said. “Other cuts people can use are filet mignon tips … or what’s called the teres HIPPO | JUNE 14 - 20, 2018 | PAGE 12
major, which is a unique cut on the cattle that comes from the shoulder. It’s a decent piece of meat but a touch drier than the flap meat.” Ward said bottom sirloin cuts, which anatomically come from the bottom rear of the cow, are among the most tender, thus making the meat better suited to cut into smaller pieces and use as steak tips. “Bottom sirloin [cuts are] very Northeastern, very New England specific. I mean, they are harder to find outside of here,” he said. “Down south and out west, tri-tips are more prevalent. We sell those here as well, but they’ve just got a little bit of a different texture to them. … Cutting a bottom sirloin steak tip is a lot more forgiving. Those will come out good pretty much any way you do them.”
Most butcheries will offer bottom sirloin steak tips by the pound, with prices that fluctuate depending on the demand. Some will trim the fat and cut into smaller sizes, and then will either sell them pre-marinated or plain if you want to do the marinating yourself. Others — like Concord Beef & Seafood — take it a step further by hand-tenderizing the steak tips to allow the marinade to soak in well. You can also get steak tips shipped to your home by placing orders at newenglandsteaktips.com. Ward said he started the business when he realized enough customers from out of state were looking for the bottom sirloin tips. But he also ships to anywhere in the Granite State. “We try to simplify it, where you
Recipe: Steak tip bomb sandwiches Courtesy of Bobby Marcotte of The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery in Raymond (serves 4) 1 pound house marinated steak tips (diced small) ½ pint shiitake mushrooms (chopped) ½ pint baby portobello mushrooms (chopped) 1 white onion (julienne) 1 red bell pepper ½ pound American or smoked gouda cheese ½ pound cheddar cheese 4 8-inch sub rolls (buttered and toasted just before ready to serve)
Heat large frying pan or skillet until near smoking. Add diced tips and toss. Place heat on medium to medium high. When steak is about half-cooked, add vegetables to pan and toss. Continue cooking and tossing until both steak and vegetables begin to caramelize. Add cheese and cover until melted. Distribute evenly to four sub rolls with desired condiments and serve with chips.
Steak tip kebabs Kebabs are easy dishes made from using skewers to cook your steak tips on the grill with vegetables like onions, peppers or mushrooms or even other meats like chicken. Craig Muccini of The Flying Butcher in Amherst said steak tips cut into about 1 ½ inch square-sized pieces tend to work really well for fitting on skewers for kebabs, and you can alternate them with vegetables like red onions or red, yellow or orange bell peppers. “The peppers and onions you would cut up to little square-inch pieces, about the same size as the meat,” he said. “I would cut the peppers in half first to get rid of all the seeds, and then the onions you’d cut in half and then thirds. Mushrooms, if they are the right size, can be kept whole.” Rob Darling, co-owner of Concord Beef & Seafood, said he likes to make up steak kebabs available at the shop with a different vegetable alternating with each piece of steak.
“The best kebabs are when every piece of beef is separated by a vegetable, so you’d have like a red onion, then a piece of meat, and then a green or yellow pepper, then meat, then maybe a red onion again or a red pepper. It just kind of commingles the flavors better,” Darling said. “The whole kebab itself would have maybe eight ounces of protein and four ounces of veggies, so it’s a good serving.” If you’re using wooden skewers, Muccini said he recommends soaking them in water for up to 30 minutes to prevent them from charring on the grill. Or, they can be covered completely with meat so none is exposed. The steak and vegetables must be seared on all sides of the kebab. Darling said this can be achieved by rolling them to one side by about 45 degrees every few minutes. “The middle most pieces get cooked last, and that’s the biggest thing I tell my customers, is that that’s how you know when it’s done cooking,” he said.
choose up to 10 pounds … and it gets to the customer within two days,” he said. “The orders have to be in by 5 p.m. on a Monday, so we can prepare them and ship them out on a Wednesday and the customer receives it on a Friday.”
Soaking it in
Dozens of steak marinades are available by the bottle or the pint at butcher shops across New Hampshire, ranging from sweet to spicy. But making your own marinade can also be an easy and fun way to experiment with different flavors, according to Rob Darling, coowner of Concord Beef & Seafood. “The things you generally want in a good steak marinade are a fat, so like olive oil, vegetable oil or butter, and an acid like apple cider, vinegar or lime or lemon juice,” Darling said. “Then you can fill in the flavors by adding other
things like garlic or scallions or Worcestershire sauce.” Darling said as long as you have those basic components, there is a lot of room for creativity in your marinades. The sugar from sweeter ingredients like maple syrup, brown sugar or honey, for example, will create a caramelized crust outside the meat. He added that other additives like soy sauce are great for tenderizing the meat, and poking small holes in your steak tips with a fork can help them absorb the marinade. Another great ingredient for marinades is wine. Amy LaBelle, winemaker and owner of LaBelle Winery in Amherst, said the acids in the wine help to tenderize the meat similar to adding a vinegar or citrus juice. LaBelle Winery produces a steak marinade and seasoning blend added to your wine of choice under its line of products called “The Winemaker’s Kitchen.”
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The amount of time you would let the meat soak once marinated has a lot to do with personal preference, but also with the quantities of your ingredients, Darling said. “If you’re using a lot of lime juice for example, that is super acidic, and so I wouldn’t let it sit for more than 10 hours or so,” he said, “because after that, if there’s too much acid in the marinade, it breaks down the meat too much. … That seems to only be the case with citric acids, though. Other marinades won’t interfere at all and can sit up to two or three days.”
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Grilling steak tips to serve as the main course or as part of steak kebabs with peppers and onions are the most common methods this time of year, according to Ward. “The better the cut of meat, the higher heat you’ll cook it on, so whether it’s a gas grill or a charcoal grill, you cook steak tips on a high heat,” he said. Bobby Marcotte, owner of The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery in Raymond, said a common grilling method he recommends is turning the heat up to high before throwing the steak tips on, then letting them sear under a medium or lower heat as they finish cooking. “The temperature drop allows a nice, steady cook rather than a straight up char,” he said. Whether or not you’re grilling marinated meat is also a factor. Marcotte said it can tend to be on the tougher side
without it. Many butcher shops will use a vacuum tumbler, a tool used to marinate the meat fast by trapping it inside with pressurized air. But if you’re grilling steak tips that haven’t received this prior treatment, marinating them after cooking is the way to go to achieve the most flavor. Chef and manager Brian Nassif of The Flying Butcher said the flap meat the shop uses for its steak tips can create great summer dishes, like the steak chimichurri, which he said complements sides like potatoes and asparagus. While the recipe calls for seasoning the steak with salt and pepper before grilling, the ingredients used to make the chimichurri are not added until after. Ward said that steak tips can even be popular for grilling around the holidays, replacing other traditional main courses like pot roasts or prime ribs. “One unique thing that seems to be catching on is that some people will buy the steak tips, grill them up and then cut them into almost fajita-like strips and put a port wine demi-glace gravy over them,” he said. Steak tips don’t have to be prepared on the grill, either. Marcotte said a fun alternative can be heating them offer a frying pan or skillet to make a steak tip bomb sandwich. “I dice them up and then get them caramelized with peppers and onions,” he said. “It’s definitely a recipe I’d recommend that’s a little bit out of the ordinary for steak tips.”
Recipe: Steak tip chimichurri Courtesy of Brian Nassif of The Flying Butcher in Amherst (serves 2) 1½ to 2 pounds sirloin flap meat (cut into square chunks) 1 cup fresh chopped parsley ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons dry oregano 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
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3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon The Flying Butcher “Jet Fuel” spice blend Season your steak with salt and pepper and cook on the grill to your liking. Combine all other ingredients and leave at room temperature until ready to serve. Top your steak with the chimichurri and enjoy.
Recipe: Balsamic brown sugar marinade w/ blue cheese sauce Courtesy of Julie Darling of Gourmetish in Concord Marinade 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 garlic clove, mixed Salt and pepper to taste
Blue cheese sauce ¼ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste
Heat heavy cream over saucepan over medium heat, or until steaming. Add one tablespoon of blue cheese and stir it with a fork. Press down to smooth out the crumbles as they are heating. Add Worcestershire sauce and simmer for one to two minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the remaining tablespoon of cheese. Stir that and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Where to locally buy steak tips to cook yourself These local butcheries sell steak tips both marinated and non-marinated by the pound. • Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, brothers-butcher.com) offers steak tips non marinated for $12.99 per pound and marinated for $13.99 per pound. A variety of steak tip marinades are offered, such as sweet Asian chili, garlic and cheese, bourbon and more. It’s open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Campania Market (290 Derry Road, Hudson, 880-8300, campaniamarket.net) offers steak tips at $12.99 per pound in its in-house butcher shop. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Concord Beef & Seafood (75 S. Main St., Concord, 226-3474, concordbeefandseafood. com) offers un-marinated steak tips for $14.99 per pound (equivalent to about two 8-inch pieces). It’s open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, theflyingbutcher.com) offers steak tips at $13.99 per pound in a variety of marinades that include maple bourbon, sweet and barbecue, teriyaki, and a spicy barbecue called Fire Master. It’s open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. • The Happy Butchers (222 Elm St., Milford, 554-1339, thehappybutchers.com) offers
steak tips in about a dozen different marinades for $14.99 per pound. Non-marinated steak tips are also available at $12.99 per pound. It’s open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • J&B Butcher (259 E. Main St., Hampstead, 382-0999, jbbutcher.com) offers steak tips for $13.99 per pound that can be sold with up to 30 different marinades. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner Jim Ward also runs New England Steak Tips (newenglandsteaktips. com), a shipping business for steak tips with customers both locally and nationwide. • Joe’s Meat Shoppe (229 Atlantic Ave., North Hampton, 964-6152, joesmeatshoppe. com) offers steak tips for $14.99 per pound, with marinades such as sweet chili, bourbon and teriyaki. It’s open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Lemay & Sons Beef (116 Daniel Plummer Road, Goffstown, 622-0022, lemayandsons-beef-bbq.com) offers marinated and non-marinated steak tips for $11.49 per pound at its specialty grocery store, The Steak Out. The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Local Provisions (622 Main St., Laconia, 527-8244, localprovisionsnh.com) offers steak tips for $18 per pound. It’s open Wednesday
through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • McKinnon’s Market & Super Butcher Shop (236 N. Broadway, Salem, 894-6328; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 559-5714; mckinnonsmarket.com) offers marinated sirloin steak tips that start at $11.99 per pound. Marinades include teriyaki, savory steakhouse, smoky barbecue and more. The Salem store is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Portsmouth store is open Sunday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Mr. Steer Meats & More (27 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 434-1444, mrsteermeats. com) offers steak tips for $11.99 per pound. It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • The Prime Butcher (201 Route 111, Hampstead, 329-7355; 58 Range Road, Windham, 893-2750; primebutcher.com) offers steak tips that range from $13.99 to $15.99 per pound, with marinades that include teriyaki, garlic and rosemary, sweet Asian chili and more. The Hampstead shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Windham shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery (58 Route 27, Raymond, 244-2431, thetuckaway. com) offers steak tips at $14.99 per pound, with a variety of marinades available such as teriyaki, Cajun brown sugar, sweet Thai chili, Jamaican jerk and maple bourbon. The butchery is open seven days a week 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, wickedgoodbutchah. com) offers marinated steak tips for $12.99 per pound; marinades include bourbon, teriyaki, Italian stallion and more. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Wine’ing Butcher (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855, wineingbutchernh.com) offers marinated steak tips for $14.99 per pound; marinades include burgundy wine, maple bourbon, garlic pepper, teriyaki and more. The Bedford shop is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gilford shop is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Meredith shop is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Pembroke shop is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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EAT: Road trip edition, Somersworth Food Truck Festivals of America will host the second annual Seacoast Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, June 17, from noon to 5 p.m. along Market Street in Somersworth. Tickets cost $5 for general admission, $20 for the Beer Lovers package, $25 for VIP admission and free for kids ages 12 and under. Visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/seacoast.
Fans of Shakespeare’s history plays can head to the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) starting today for a three-day run of Richard II from Phylloxera Productions. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com.
DRINK: Road trip edition, Lincoln Get tickets now for the New England Brewfest Saturday, June 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Road in Lincoln. Tickets cost $45 general admission. Attending breweries include Switchback, Backyard Brewery, 1766 Brewing Co., Woodstock Inn Brewery, Tuckerman’s and more. See nebrewfest.com.
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Enjoy “the blues ancient and modern,” as the artist website describes it, from the Peter Parcek Trio tonight at the Strange Brew Tavern (88 Market St. in Manchester; strangebrewtavern.net). Find more places to enjoy some live music this weekend in our Music This Week listings, which start on page 46.
BE MERRY: Storming the castle See the adventures of the Dread Pirate Roberts, Princess Buttercup, Inigo Montoya and more in The Princess Bride Thursday, June 21, at 8 p.m. at Cinemagic Merrimack (11 Executive Park Drive in Merrimack; cinemagicmovies.com, 423-0240). Tickets cost $8.75 per person.
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ARTS From the books
New exhibition features New Hampshire illustrators By Angie Sykeny
The illustrations that have brought many books to life will now bring life to the gallery walls at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester during the museum’s newest special exhibition, “Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes,” on view June 16 through Sept 9. “We’re excited for this opportunity to showcase the artwork of three of New Hampshire’s longtime, best-known and award-winning illustrators,” Andrew Spahr, director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Currier, said. “This is a show I’ve wanted to do for many years, knowing Tomie and David and Beth’s
work, and it’s been great working with them and getting to know them.” The Currier collaborated with the artists to compile a collection of more than 130 original illustrations for the exhibition, which have been used in the production of published books. The artists represent a variety of media and artistic styles. Carroll, who has written and illustrated several non-fiction natural history books, works in watercolor and penand-ink to produce detailed illustrations that are both artistic and scientific. DePaola has written and illustrated more than 260 books for children of all ages; his distinctive style consists of strong outlines and bold figures and forms that propel the story’s narrative.
“Beyond Words” Where: The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester When: On view June 16 through September 9. Gallery hours are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Regular museum admission ($15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17) More info: Visit currier.org or call 669-6144 Special events: Opening Celebration - Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be family-friendly activities like art-making, tours and performances, plus special remarks by the featured artists at 3 p.m. Free admission. “Beyond Words” focus tours: Friday, June 29, Thursday, July 19, and Thursday, Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. ARTalk: Nature, creativity and Thoreau: David M. Carroll - Sunday, July 8, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Featured artist David M. Carroll and Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer will discuss nature, creativity, observation and inspiration
and host an audience discussion. A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase. Free with regular admission. Creative Studio: Beth Krommes - Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured artist Beth Krommes will lead participants in making their own scratchboard masterpieces and spend time with visitors in the galleries. A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase. Free admission for New Hampshire residents from 10 a.m. to noon. Currier After Hours: Tomie dePaola Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 to 9 p.m. Currier Curator Samantha Cataldo will be in conversation with featured artist Tomie dePaola about the inspiration behind his stories. A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase in the Currier Shop, including dePaola’s newest book Quiet, pre-released exclusively at the Currier. Creative Studio: Tomie dePaola - Aug. 11 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will use watercolor pencils to create illustrations inspired by the work of featured artist Tomie dePaola. All ages are welcome. Free admission for New Hampshire residents from 10 a.m. to noon.
Beth Krommes, end papers for Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2011, watercolor on scratchboard transfer, 7 3/4 x 15 3/8 inches, Courtesy of the artist, © Beth Krommes, 2018
Krommes, who has been illustrating children’s books for nearly 20 years, uses a unique scratchboard technique in her work, exploring themes of wonder, family and nature. “There will be a range of important works and ideas from their careers … that explore their techniques and their inspiration and how they develop their images,” Spahr said, “[including] some of the most popular and familiar images as well as ones people might not have seen.” The exhibition will be divided into sections for each artist. Each piece will have a label written for a general audience as well as a label written for children, placed lower on the wall, to help them engage with the art. “It might say something like, ‘Look at the animals depicted in this illustration. What animals have you seen and drawn in your own artwork?’” Spahr said. “We want this [exhibition] to be accessible to all generations in a meaningful way.” Additionally, the exhibition will have a designated reading space with some of the books that feature the artists’ illustrations. An opening celebration for “Beyond
David M. Carroll, Hatchling Spotted Turtle on NesttoWater Journey, 2013, for Turtle’s Journey (unpublished book), watercolor, 10 x 8 inches, Courtesy of the artist, © David M. Carroll, 2018.
Words” will be held on Saturday, June 16, followed by a series of events inspired by the exhibition and attended by the artists, happening throughout the duration of the exhibition. “We hope people will have fun and enjoy this artwork and take the opportunity to come meet the artists and talk to them about it,” Spahr said.
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• Last call for these exhibits: Don’t miss the League of NH Craftsmen’s “Fairy Tales & Fantasies” exhibition, on view now through June 15 at the Exhibition Gallery (36 N. Main St., Concord). It features work by juried members who were asked to submit work with a whimsical theme. “Each piece in this exhibition tells a distinct story drawn from the imagination of the craftsperson,” League Standards Manager Catherine Green said in a press release. “‘Fairy Tales & Fantasies’ is an opportunity for gallery visitors to enjoy the unexpected, and our juried members to explore their own interpretation of the theme.” Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 224-3375 or visit nhcrafts.org. Catch “Beautiful Mess,” on view now at the Kelley Stelling Contemporary art gallery (221 Hanover St., Manchester), before it’s gone on June 17. The solo artist exhibition features mixed media art by Sarah Meyers Brent, which she created using accumulated detritus found around her studio, such as recycled fabric, foam, decaying flowers, dirt and vines. “There is a richness to the materials in my home and studio, which might otherwise be considered trash,” she said in a press release. “Combining them as materials with which to sculpt and paint, I am able to use my artistic process to work through the mess of life, and ultimately arrive at a form — simultaneously growing and decaying — that I find really beautiful.” Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. • See posters: “Diversity,” an international labor poster exhibit, is on display at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) in the Image Gallery now through
Art Events • ART IN BLOOM The Hampton Arts Network and the Hampton Garden Club present floral displays with chosen works of art. Wed., June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Thurs., June 14, 1 to 5 p.m. Partridge House, 777 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Call 929-3850.
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Sarah Meyers Brent art in Beautiful Mess. Courtesy photo.
June 27. The posters explore themes of racism and gay rights, representing viewpoints from 11 different nations. They are part of a collection of more than 3,800 posters owned by labor activist Stephen Lewis, which he acquired from friends, people he met online, conferences and visits to organizations. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. Call 589-4610 or visit nashualibrary.org. • Workshop for artists: The New Hampshire Art Association hosts its first Business of Art Series workshop of the year, “Photographing your Artwork,” at the NHAA headquarters (136 State St., Portsmouth) on Tuesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop is designed to help artists understand the various elements that lead to successful artwork photography. It will provide practical solutions for achieving and recognizing good artwork photography using ordinary materials and lighting, and for overcoming common problems. The cost is $25 for NHAA members and $35 for non-members. Registration is required. Call 431-4230 or visit nhartassociation.org. — Angie Sykeny
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• Modern Shakespeare: Phylloxera Productions presents Richard II at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) June 15 through July 1. The historical play by William Shakespeare is based on two years in the life of King Richard II of England. In this original adaptation by Gary Locke, characters are presented in modern dress and portray a world of power, politics and patriotism that is still familiar in today’s times. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com. • The life of Truman Capote: The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) present Tru: From the Works and Words of Truman Capote, June 20 through July 1. The one-man play is set at Capote’s New York City apartment during Christmas 1975 as reflects about his life and career and indulges in pills, alcohol and candy after being spurned by one of his closest friends. Showtimes are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $42. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org. • Murder at dinner: Catch one of the final showings of You Know the Old Slaying, presented by Lend Me a Theater on Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at the UA Local 131 Hall (161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett). The audience-participation murder mystery
Part of the annual Independence Day Celebration. Voting for awards will take place throughout the day by popular vote and awards will be announced after 7 p.m. on July 4. Pieces should be brought to the Arts & Crafts Tent on the grounds of Mastricola Elementary School any time before 1 p.m., on July 4th. Merrimack, NH, 03054 Merrimack., Visit merrimack4th.com/ contests.html. Openings • “BEYOND WORDS: BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAVID M. CARROLL, TOMIE DEPAOLA AND BETH KROMMES” OPENING CELEBRATION Festivities include art-making, live entertainment, a special kid-friendly cafe menu, a family tour at 11:30 a.m., performances by Palace Theatre actors at 1 and 2 p.m., meet-the-artists at 3 p.m., and a
Kraig Swartz portrays Truman Capote in the one-man show, Tru From the Works and Words of Truman Capote, presented by the Peterborough Players. Courtesy photo.
dinner theater play follows a traveling theater group that is preparing to present a play when one of its actors is murdered. It’s up to the audience to decide who is the killer. There are five possible endings, depending on the audience’s decision. Tickets cost $35. Call 978-414-5628 or visit lendmeatheater.org. • Broadway classic: One Light Theatre presents A Chorus Line at the Rome Theater at Hamilton Hall (Tilton School, 30 School St., Tilton) June 15 through June 23, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The musical is set amidst the tension of a Broadway chorus audition and examines the lives, dreams, motivations and fears of a group of professional dancers as they vie for a spot in a new musical. Tickets cost $18 to $20. Visit onelighttheatre.org. — Angie Sykeny
guided gallery exploration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Free admission. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. • “COLLAGE: CLAY, PAPER, CLOTH” RECEPTION Solo exhibition featuring ceramic artist Al Jaeger, known for his distinct monochromatic, wood-fired ceramic wall pieces. Thurs., June 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. • MASTER OF FINE ARTS THESIS EXHIBITION RECEPTION Features thesis work from NHIA students in photography and visual arts. Sat., June 30, 5 to 7 p.m. Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Call 623-0313 or visit nhia.edu.
Workshops/classes PAINTING/COLLAGE • MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP Produce your own painted materials and deconstruct them by tearing them or cutting them up. Reconstruct them as lively compositions with added materials such as oil, pastel, charcoal, pencils, fabric, printed material, stamping and stenciling. Sat., June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ArtHub, 30 Temple St., Nashua. $53, plus supplies. Visit jennwoodstudio.com/new-products/art-workshop.
Theater Productions • 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. • TITUS ANDRONICUS Play-
TWO WEEKS OF CLASSICAL The Halcyon Music Festival opens for its fifth season with “Souvenirs,” a concert featuring music by Smetana, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, on Thursday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m., at Bratton Recital Hall (inside Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire, 30 Academic Way, Durham). The festival is a two-week series of chamber music performances featuring 22 new and returning musicians from around the world. Other concerts will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Bratton Recital Hall; and Friday, June 22, Saturday, June 23, and Thursday, June 28, through Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church (101 Chapel St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $25 per show. Package deals include three concerts for $65, four for $88, five for $100, six for $130 and all seven for $150. Visit halcyonmusicfestival.org. Pictured: Musicians practice for a previous Halcyon Music Festival. Courtesy photo.
ers’ 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. • ON GOLDEN POND Bedford Off Broadway presents. June 8 through June 17. Town Hall , 2 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. $12 for adults, $10 for children, students and seniors. Visit BedfordOffBroadway.com. • YOU KNOW THE OLD
SLAYING Lend Me a Theater presents. Fri., June 15, and Sat., June 16, at 6 p.m., in Hooksett. UA Local 131 Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett. Tickets cost $35. Call 978-4145628 or visit lendmeatheater.org. • MISS JULIE The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. June 13 through June 23. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $20 to $34. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. • RICHARD II Phylloxera
Productions presents. June 15 through July 1. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. The show is 18+ and BYOB. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com. • A CHORUS LINE One Light Theatre presents. June 15 through June 23. Rome Theater at Hamilton Hall, Tilton School, 30 School St., Tilton. Tickets cost $18 to $20. Visit onelighttheatre.org. • TRU: FROM THE WORKS
AND WORDS OF TRUMAN CAPOTE The Peterborough Players present. June 20 through July 1. 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets cost $42. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org. • NEW HAMPSKETCH Klemmer Productions presents an evening of original sketch comedy. June 22 through July 1. Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Visit playersring.org. • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT June 22 through July 1. Rochester Opera House, 32 N. Main St., Rochester. Tickets cost $15. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. • BAREFOOT IN THE PARK The Majestic Theatre presents. Fri., June 22, and Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., June 24, 2 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $10 to $15. Visit majestictheatre.net. • THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS The Peterborough Players Second Company presents. June 23 through July 21. 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $9 for children. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org. • FOOTLOOSE The Palace
Theatre Teen Apprentice Co. presents. Tues., June 26, and Wed., June 27, 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Visit palacetheatre.org. • BOEING BOEING The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. June 27 through July 6. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $20 to $34. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. • THE WHO’S TOMMY The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. June 29 through July 29. 125 Bow St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 4334472. • STEEL MAGNOLIAS One Light Theatre presents. June 29 through July 7. Rome Theater at Hamilton Hall, Tilton School, 30 School St., Tilton. Tickets cost $15 to $18. Visit onelighttheatre.org. • THE LAST FIVE YEARS The Riverbend Youth Company presents. June 29 through July 1. Amato Center for the Performing Arts , 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Visit svbgc.org/amatocenter. • THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH The Peterborough Players present. July 4 through July 15. 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets cost $42. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org.
Classical Music Events • “BE OF GOOD COMFORT” The Concord Chorale performs works by William Billings, Amy Beach, Gregory Brown, Moses Hogan, Arvo Pärt and Randall Thompson. Fri., June 15, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., June 17, 3 p.m. South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord. Visit concordchorale.org. • TOP 40 SHOWCASE Souhegan Valley Chorus presents. Sat., June 16, 6 p.m. Milford High School, 100 West St., Milford. Tickets only available online. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org. • HALCYON MUSIC FESTIVAL Two-week series of chamber music featuring international musicians. Thurs., June 21, and Wed., June 27, 7:30 p.m., in Durham; Fri., June 22, Sat., June 23, Thurs., June 28, and Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m., in Portsmouth; Bratton Recital Hall, UNH, 30 Academic Way, Durham. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel St., Portsmouth. Tickets $25 per show, or three concerts for $65, four for $88, five for $100, six for $130 and all seven for $150. Visit halcyonmusicfestival.org. • EGLE JARKOVA Violinist performs. Bach’s Lunch Concert Series. Wed., June 27, noon. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free. Visit nashualibrary.org.
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INSIDE/OUTSIDE Downtown days
Concord festival will offer “More & New” fun By Angie Sykeny
44th annual Market Days Festival
Around 70,000 people are expected in downtown Concord for the capital city’s 44th annual Market Days Festival, happening Thursday, June 21, through Saturday, June 23. Congruent with this year’s theme, “More & New,” the festival will feature 50 new vendors in addition to the stores and eateries that participate every year, plus all kinds of new activities and entertainment. “Last year, we were inundated with feedback and requests from people who wanted to see new things — new things to do, new things to eat, new things to buy — so it’s really exciting that we’re able to do that this year,” said Kate Fleming, events and outreach coordinator for Intown Concord, which hosts the festival. For all three days, there will be live music by national musicians on the South Stage, presented by the Capitol Center for the Arts and the William H. Gile Music Series. The Homegrown Stage at Bicentennial Square will feature local musicians, and aspiring singers will compete in the Market Days Idol challenge held every evening in Eagle Square. For some low-key, family-friendly fun, stop by the Statehouse lawn for “Downtime with Intown,” where there will be a variety of activities including crafts, rock painting, mural painting, birdhouse making, face painting, yoga and fitness classes, an acupuncture demonstration, a robotics demonstration, pet demonstrations and more. “Market Days can get overwhelming with so many people,” Fleming said. “‘Downtime with Intown’ gives people a place to come hang out, sit down and relax, and give the kids something to do.” 23 Kiddie pool Family activities this week.
Where: Downtown Concord When: Thursday, June 21, through Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., each day Cost: Free admission Visit: intownconcord.org Schedule of events and activities
Market Days Festival. Courtesy photo.
Other festivities happening on all three days include the Kids Zone in City Plaza, which will have a bouncy house, mini golf, water games, giant Jenga and life-sized Angry Birds; the Concord Arts Market on Pleasant Street, where 25 artists and craftspeople will be selling their work; the Evo rock wall on the corner of Main and Park streets; and an original, restored Concord Coach on display on South Main Street. One of the new highlights this year is the Urban Highline on Friday and Saturday, where, for $89 per person, people can slackline between two buildings across Main Street. Slacklining, Fleming explained, is “walking and balancing up high on a thick canvas nylon [strip of] fabric.” Participants will be harnessed in to another line above their head, similar to a zipline, which they can hold onto to keep their balance. They’ll also get a personal photograph of them crossing, included in the ticket price. “We thought this would be a great thing to add to Market Days, to give people a
chance to actually walk right over the festival,” Fleming said. On Thursday on North Main Street, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will bring cars and other attractions, followed by a demonstration by Granite State Roller Derby in the evening. Red River Theatres and Double Midnight Comics will present an outdoor movie, Black Panther (PG-13, 2018), on Friday evening on North Main Street. On Saturday morning, the 3rd Annual Capital City Classic 10K takes off from City Plaza and continues through downtown and around the city. In the evening, there will be a fashion show on the Statehouse lawn, followed by an inflated hot air balloon demonstration on North Main Street. “It has evolved into so much more than shopping. It’s music, food, activities, something for everyone,” Fleming said. “It’s a great time to meet everyone in the community, see the new restaurants and new stores and become part of all the energy and buzz in downtown.”
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Studio 550 Community Art Center (550 Elm St. in Manchester; 550arts.com, 2325597) can give parents a chance for date night with its Kids Art Night Out. On Friday, June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. kids get snacks, an art activity and a kid-friendly movie while parents head out for the evening. The cost is $30 for the first child, $20 for siblings. The event is open to kids ages 5 and up. Call to register.
Concord Farmers Market is holding its second annual Kids Day on Saturday, June 16. In addition to the delicious baked goods, fresh produce, cheese, maple syrup, honey and more you find every week, Saturday’s market will have a planting station and games for kids as well as a tractor for up-close observation. The market runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Capitol Street next to Farm fairy fest the Statehouse. See concordfarmersmarket. Break out the fairy wings. Different com. Drummer Farm (55 South Road in Candia; differentdrummerfarm.com) will hold Storytime with Dad a Farm Fairy Festival Saturday, June 16, Area Barnes & Nobles will celebrate from 1 to 4 p.m. The day will include fairy Father’s Day with a special storytime on crafts, a fairy hunt, fairy snacks and a perSaturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. Stores in Man- formance by Ballet Misha. Dressing up chester (1741 S. Willow St.), Nashua (235 fairy-style is encouraged. The cost is $10 DW Highway) and Salem (125 S. Broad- for children under 14; accompanying adults way, Route 28) will each hold storytimes get in free. featuring the book With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family by Jo Witek. See barne- Children’s fest sandnoble.com. The annual Somersworth International
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To celebrate Father’s Day, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; childrens-museum.org, 742-2002) will offer free admission for fathers and grandfathers on Sunday, June 17, noon to 5 p.m. Kids can also make crowns and picture frames for dad.
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Or celebrate dad with father- and family-themed art. The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester; currier.org, 669-6144) will hold a tour of its dad-related works on Sunday, June 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission to the museum costs $15 for adults,
Dance Other dance events • CONTRA DANCE Beginners, singles and families are welcome. Sat., June 16, 8 to 11 p.m. East Concord Community Center, 18 Eastman St., Concord. $7, $5 for ages 15 to 25 and free for under 15. Call 225-4917. Health & Wellness Wellnessworkshops&seminars • DIY: SUMMER SKIN CARE Make homemade Aftercare Sun Lotion, Insect Repellent and Coconut Coffee body scrub. Tues., June 19, 6:30 p.m., or Wed., June 20, 11 a.m. Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument
Children’s Festival starts Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at Noble Pines Park (Noble and Grand streets) and in the downtown. Downtown the attractions include a bubbles station, a Play-Doh station, colors and crafts, water play and painting. In Noble Pines Park, the fun includes a petting zoo, a bouncy house, more water fun and crafts, a stage, wildlife encounters and the food vendors, according to the website. On Friday, June 15, festival organizers hold a pre-fest celebration featuring fireworks, entertainment and food vendors. The event is held at Festival Pavilion at the Somersworth High School football field (11 Memorial Drive) and starts at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin after sunset. See nhfestivals.org.
Square, Hollis. Free; registration required. Visit hollislibrary.org or call 465-7721. Miscellaneous Car & motorcycle shows • REVIVED FURNITURE & HOME DECOR CRUISE NIGHT Sunday, June 17, 3 to 6 p.m. 2 Island Pond Road, Derry. Free. Visit revivedfurnitureandhomedecor.com. Museums & Tours History & museum events • 12,000 YEARS AGO IN THE GRANITE STATE Learn about the Abenaki tribe and how an archaeological site changed
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everything we thought we knew about the indigenous people of the Granite State. Wed., June 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140. Yoga Classes • YOGA ON THE OUTFIELD YogaBalance hosts this class, open to all ages, levels and abilities. Sun., June 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester. $24; each participant receives a ticket to the 1:35 p.m. Fisher Cats game, where partici. Visit yogabalanceinfo.com or call 625-4000.
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Being a great gardener is pretty simple. Know what your plants need in terms of sun, soil and water. Make adjustments as necessary, and your plants will thrive. Sunshine is what drives plant growth. Vegetables and many flowers do best with full sun. Full sun is generally defined as six hours of direct sun. But not all sun is equal. The sun at noon is much stronger than sun at 6 a.m. An hour of afternoon sun is, in my opinion, worth nearly two hours of morning sun. But many trees, shrubs and perennials want part sun or light shade. That’s where the gardener must decide. Put those hellebores on the north side of the barn? Or perhaps under the dappled sun that filters through a maple? That’s why I like to buy perennials in multiples. Starting some by seed makes sense as you have more plants to play with — without breaking the bank. Starting perennials by seed is easier than you might think, but requires patience. Unlike annual flowers, most perennials will not flower the same year they are planted. Biennials like hollyhocks and many foxglove will bloom the year after you start the seeds, then die. But some hollyhocks defy the odds and come back to bloom, year after year, for gardeners who cut them back after they bloom. The right soil is key for most plants. Some want sandy soil that drains quickly and stays relatively dry in winter because wet soils will rot their roots. Others need moist soils all summer or they go limp on hot days. You can learn by trial and error, but I try to minimize errors by reading up on a plant to see what soil it needs. My go-to book for this is Steven M. Still’s Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants. Soil pH, a measure of acidity, is important to plants. Most perennials do best in soils with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8 which is just shy of neutral (7.0). Know your pH by testing every three to five years, as pH is easy to adjust. Want blueberries? You must have very acidic soil, in the 4.5 to 5.5 range. You can spread elemental sulfur around the bushes, or add an acidic fertilizer made for holly and rhododendrons. Do that right after blooming. I recommend getting a soil test done by a good lab every three years. Cooperative Extension in your state can do that for a fee. It will give you useful information about everything except nitrogen. Nitrogen levels vary considerably over the short term, so most labs do not measure them. But if you have good levels of organic matter, your probably do not have a major deficit. Organic fertilizers applied at planting time will boost nitrogen and add some for later in the form of slow-
Hellebores need shade, but how much?
release nitrogen components in the mix. But don’t add too much fertilizer, especially chemical fertilizers that can burn roots and push fast, unhealthy growth. Soil tilth and texture is important too. That’s what an experienced gardener learns by picking up a handful of soil and feeling it. Excellent soil is fluffy and does not compact easily. It has space for water and air. Moisten some soil and rub it between your fingers. If it feels sticky, it’s dominated by clay. If you feel many sharp bits, it’s sandy. A good loam is somewhere in between the two. You can improve clay or sandy soils by adding compost, lots of compost. I make compost, but also buy it each year. I add some to every planting hole and every new bed. I mix it in with potting soil for container growing. I spread it over the lawn to improve it, and to nourish the roots of an aging maple with roots under the lawn. Earthworms will work the compost into the soil, so I don’t have to. Moisture is key. For most, all growth stops when the soil dries out. And watering a plant that is flopping over and gasping for breath does not fix the problem immediately. Yes, most plants will look better within a day of watering, but it can be a few days or a week before they recover fully and start growing. In hot times, monitor moisture by eye or finger, especially for seedlings just planted. Mulch is great for holding in moisture. It protects the soil from the sun’s desiccating heat. It minimizes evaporation. It helps to prevent weeds from growing. An inch and a half or two inches of finely ground bark mulch will do a good job of preventing most annual weed seeds from growing – but will not deter roots of pernicious weeds from sending up sprouts. Heck, I’ve heard stories of Japanese knotweed growing right through asphalt driveways, and I know witch grass and ferns will pop up through most mulches. One of the great things about getting older is that I’ve made plenty of mistakes — and learned from them. Doing your homework and paying attention is really important. Henry’s website is Gardening-Guy.com. Eemail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Donna, I have several of these hooks. Not sure if they were for a fireplace or shutters. Thought you might be able to help. Claire from Concord Dear Claire, When I first saw your picture, I couldn’t remember what they were, so I had to think deep. Not because I hadn’t seen them before, but you don’t see them often. And if you do, they are not not necessarily being used for the purpose they were made for. Your hooks are actually gutter hangers from the 1800s. If you do research you will see there is an interesting story of how gutters started. Gutters were made from anything like clay, wood, metal, etc. Hooks are all different and there are many styles up to present time. Your hooks, now that they are not used for gutters, could easily be used for other things within a home. Value on them is for just the shape and condition so it’s tough to give an exact number, but I would say in the $50 range for the ones you have sent a picture of. If you want or need some ideas on what to use them for now, let me know.
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Reader enlists help in ending neighborâ€™s dangerous behavior Dear Car Talk: We had a new neighbor move into our neighborhood and homeowners association a couple of years ago. We all have our eccentriciBy Ray Magliozzi ties, but this guy has a really odd habit, and Iâ€™m hoping you can help answer a question about it. This neighbor seems to believe that by turning off his headlights for the drive down the quarter-mile cul-de-sac to his house, he is saving his alternator and therefore prolonging its life. Is that anywhere near the truth? Never mind the several accidents heâ€™s almost caused because we canâ€™t see his car, the pedestrians and/or pets and/or children that could be run over; does he really save his alternator by doing this? Iâ€™d like to ask him why, if itâ€™s such a savings, doesnâ€™t he turn them off in town? Why wait until heâ€™s in a neighborhood with only a couple of streetlights and itâ€™s hard to see, where he could really cause some damage? Weâ€™ve tried talking to him. Weâ€™ve consulted a lawyer. Weâ€™ve tried talking to the local sher-
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iff â€™s office, but they can help only if they are there when it happens. Unfortunately, although he turns off his lights like clockwork, his comings and goings vary, so thereâ€™s no way to predict when heâ€™s going to be driving home. This gentleman is adamant that heâ€™s saving his alternator, and itâ€™s important enough to him that he is willing to break the law to do it. Maybe if a car expert steps in (thatâ€™s you, by the way), he will hear the truth. I fully intend to send him your answer. What are your thoughts? â€” Jane Wow. Humans are an interesting species. This guyâ€™s a zealot, Jane. Itâ€™s hard to reason with zealots, but you should try one more time. Heâ€™s not saving his alternator. Even though the alternator is not powering the headlights during those few blocks, itâ€™s still running. Headlights or not, the alternator is always making electricity to fire the spark plugs and recharge the battery. Not to mention running the fan, the heater, the windshield wipers, the radio, the heated seats or whatever else heâ€™s using. So, if heâ€™s driving the car, heâ€™s using the alternator. That means the alterna-
tor bearings are spinning and the diode bridge is working. Those are the parts that wear out and cause alternators to fail. So heâ€™s nuts, Jane. But you already knew that. The question is how to get him to stop this dangerous, and unnecessary, behavior. If reason fails, I think the answer probably lies in the very first sentence of your letter: Youâ€™re part of a homeowners association. I would imagine that HOAs have pretty broad leeway in adopting their own rules and regulations. I mean, HOAs can stop people from smoking on their grounds, they can ban loud music or leaf blowers, they can keep you from painting your house purple. Iâ€™m guessing they also can require headlights at night. So the HOA should consult a lawyer and find out. If youâ€™re allowed to set safety rules for the association, propose a mandatory headlight-use-at-night bylaw with a fine for noncompliance, then put it to a vote. Let the vote be 39-1 in favor. Then all you need is for a couple of homeowners to buy Nest HD motionsensor outdoor cameras with night vision for a couple of hundred bucks each, put
â€˜em on your front porches, and wait for the video proof to roll in. I mean, that sounds aggressive. And you want to avoid a fight with people you live among, if at all possible. But if youâ€™re really worried about your kids getting run over by this knucklehead, then you may have to use the greater common sense of the community to coerce him into more socially acceptable behavior. And imposing a fine is certainly kinder than puncturing his tires every few weeks by leaving a two-by-four with nails sticking out of it in the darkest part of the road and then telling him he would have seen it if heâ€™d had his headlights on. Which â€” my lawyer wants me to point out â€” is not something Iâ€™m recommending. So try reasoning with him one more time. The electrical load from the headlights is an insignificant addition to what the alternator is doing anyway. If he realizes that the effect on his alternator is minimal and the effect on his lifestyle will be maximal, maybe a light bulb will go on for him. Preferably two. Visit Cartalk.com.
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What kind of education or training did you need for this job? I came in with no manufacturing experience. They brought me in as a candlemaker, showed me what needed to be done, and I went from there.
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How did you find your current job? I had a family member that had previously worked there or worked there at the time and said I should apply.
Alex St. Aubin was hired by Alene Candles in Milford as a candle maker seven years ago. She worked up to the role of production assistant at the company. She previously spent 20 years working in law enforcement and the military. Alene is aiming to triple the company’s capacity and production by hiring 400 seasonal and full-time employees to prepare for the 2018 holiday season.
What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you? Always remember [that] safety is number one, and that you need to overcome, improvise and adapt. Candlemaking is an ever-changing process, so you have to learn to adapt.
Can you explain what your current job is? I am one of two production assistants that’s responsible for staffing, training, quality of product produced and achieving scheduled completion dates. We ensure the lines are meeting standards with minimal or no down time and ensure staff has a safe working environment, resolve personnel issues and have knowledge of products being manufactured. [I also handle] computer entries, data collection, maintain metrics and monitor trends. I work
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with [our logistics department] to have material available for the floor and pro- What do you wish you’d known at the duction. I am also a first responder. beginning of your career? I think the ability to deal with differHow long have you worked there? ent facets of personalities. When I was Seven years. in the military and law enforcement, my interactions with people were usuHow did you get interested in this ally very to the point. In manufacturing, field? you have to learn how to bend and to I was actually retired and was looking compromise. I wish I had known that for something to do over holidays. My coming in. family and friends told me to apply to Alene, and here I am seven years later. What is your typical at-work uniform? Because I’m a production assistant,
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Ribfest returns for its 16th year News from the local food scene
By Matt Ingersoll
• Cupcake craze: Join the Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) for a cupcake extravaganza on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate its ninth anniversary. Kids, teens and adults of all ages are invited to bake their own cupcakes to enter in the cupcake baking contest. Cupcakes can be dropped off on Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. or Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a printed recipe with your cupcakes and write your name, age and phone number on the back of it. During the cupcake extravaganza, judging will take into account taste, texture, presentation and creativity. Prizes will be awarded for the best cupcakes, and the children’s film Paddington 2 will be shown in the community room following the event, at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Visit rodgerslibrary.org or call 8866030 for more details. • An afternoon of wines: A new outdoor event will take over the grounds of Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem) on Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. The Phantom Gourmet Italian Wine & Food Phest will feature more than 40 wines from various regions all over Italy and several flavors, plus made-from-scratch Italian comfort foods courtesy of Tuscan Kitchen, tent seating, live music, two bocce courts and more. The event is 21+ only and tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on the day of, if they are still available. Visit tuscanbrands.com. • Tastes of the trucks: The Seacoast Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival will return for the second year on Sunday, June 17, from noon to 5 p.m. on Market Street in Somersworth. This year’s festival will feature more than two dozen local food trucks and beer vendors, plus live music, facepainting, family-friendly games and more. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the gate and free for kids under 12. Beer tickets will also be sold onsite for $6 each, or you can buy a four-pack of beer for $20 or a Beer Lovers ticket online for $18.50 (includes three beers and admission to the festival). Visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/ seacoast. • Craft brewery in Peterborough: Post & Beam Brewing, a craft brewery and tap room housed inside the renovated G.A.R. Hall at 40 Grove St. in Peterborough, is on 35
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Nationally renowned barbecue restaurants will join dozens of local vendors for the 16th annual Rock’n Ribfest, an event that offers fair foods, craft beer, live music, a cornhole tournament, family entertainment and a whole lot of ribs. The event, organized by the Rotary Club of Nashua West and traditionally held every Father’s Day weekend, will return to Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack from Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. Participating barbecue restaurants are dubbed “ribbers” at the festival, offering half and whole racks of ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and more, with some including homemade rubs and sauces, and sides liked baked beans. The vendors often represent several states; among this year’s ribbers will be Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ out of New Jersey, Gators BBQ from Florida and Johnson’s BBQ from Virginia Beach. Rotary Club treasurer and marketing committee member Jordan Guagliumi said being able to sample ribs from a variety of restaurants in one place where you wouldn’t otherwise get to is one of the event’s biggest draws. “We do have a lot of vendors who are out of state who come back every year, because they it’s a well-run event, and they like New Hampshire, the people and the fact that it’s an event for nonprofits,” Guagliumi said, adding that many of the ribbers travel to other barbecue and ribthemed events across the country. But even for those who don’t like ribs, the Rock’n Ribfest will feature local vendors — like Bruster’s Ice Cream and City
Moose Cafe & Catering — with options like pizza, fried dough, roasted sweet corn, apple crisp, cotton candy, fudge, popcorn and kettle corn. Guagliumi said this year the Rotary Club will be introducing a cornhole tournament for the first time, to be held on Saturday, June 16. The deadline to sign up online has passed, but participants can still sign up for $50 for a team (or $25 for individual registrants, not including your admission ticket) and compete in double-elimination games to win cash prizes. The games begin at 2 p.m., with sign ups at 12:30 p.m., according to Guagliumi. The fourth annual Rib Ride, to also be held on Saturday, is a 25-mile bike ride that will begin near the main gates of the Ribfest, at the parking lot of BAE Systems in Merrimack, and travel through rural areas of Merrimack, Nashua and Amherst. Then on Sunday, June 17, the Immediate Care Ribfest 5 Miler Road Race will be held, which includes a kids’ fun run at 8:15 a.m. followed by the race at 9 a.m. Runners will gain early admission to the Ribfest at 10 a.m. Other staples of the event include hot air balloon rides, photo opportunities with Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale, several inflatable bounce houses for kids, face-painting, clowns, beer tastings and a full schedule of live bands throughout all three days featuring a variety of genres such as rock and roll, acoustic, soul and blues. “It’s a great family event where people can bring the kids and enjoy great music and food,” Guagliumi said. “It’s safe to say we easily get over 20,000 people over the course of the weekend, and the entire net of the event goes back into the community.”
16th annual Rock’n Ribfest When: Friday, June 15, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack Cost: $10 general admission at the gate or $7 if purchased online in advance. Free for kids ages 8 and under. Sunday is Military Appreciation Day, during which military personnel can receive free admission when showing ID. All food and drinks and some special activities are priced separately. Visit: ribfestnh.com Participating “ribbers” Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ Cowboys BBQ Gators BBQ Jack’s Down Home BBQ Johnson’s BBQ T-Roy’s BBQ Other featured foods Apple crisp Baked potatoes Bloomin’ onion Bruster’s Ice Cream Cannolis Cheesesteaks Chicken and pork kabobs Cotton candy Cupcakes, cookies and cake pops French fries Fried dough Fudge Kettle corn Lemonade Pizza Popcorn Roasted sweet corn Shaved ice
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Lamb barbecue and Greek food festival returns By Matt Ingersoll
Hand-cut lamb cooked and marinated on the skewer is the main draw of one of the longest-running Greek food festivals in the Granite State, returning to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester for the 70th year. The annual Lamb Barbecue and Food Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., is smaller in comparison to other similar events like Glendi. But co-organizer Paul Keriazes said it’s still a big community effort; church members work to remove the gristle and fat of the lamb by hand, cubing it and marinating it the day before to ensure the strongest flavor. “We debone and marinate the lamb using George Moulis’s famous recipe. He was one of the co-founders of the church who recently passed away,” Keriazes said. “The nice thing about having a smaller event like this is we are able to cook to order, so it pretty much goes right off the skewers and onto your plate. It doesn’t go under any heating lamps.” The late George Moulis’s grandson Michael even built the six-skewer barbecue grill that will be used during the festival, Keriazes added. Lamb souvlaki and lamb burgers with tzatziki sauce will also be available using the meat cooked on the skewer. “Because of it being the 70th anniversary, we’ve been trying to step up the festival a little bit,” Keriazes said. “We’ve increased the lamb production, and this year adding a bigger tent for some live entertainment.” In addition to the lamb, other food staples at the festival will include dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), a Greek lasagna dish called pastitsio, loukanikos (Greek sausages), spanakopita (spinach pie), meatballs, hot dogs and several assorted side dishes, all prepared by members of the church in the weeks leading up to the event. Keriazes said all items can be ordered either a la carte or as dinners, which come with rice pilaf, green beans, a salad and bread. If you can’t stay for the festival, take-out is also available. A variety of Greek pastries are served as desserts, all of which are baked by church members throughout the week prior to the festival. They’ll include baklava, whoopie pies, finikia (datestuffed cookies dipped in syrup), kataifi (cookies with shredded phyllo dough, dipped in syrup and rolled around a sweet nut center), koulourakia (Greek
butter cookies), kourabiedes (Greek shortbread cookies with powdered sugar), and loukoumades (fried dough balls topped with honey). From 2 to 6 p.m., the Greek-American dance band Ta Pethia will be performing, and the festival will also feature costumed dancers performing “The Sons & Daughters of Alexander the Great,” various items to be raffled off such as gift certificates, T-shirts and jewelry, and a children’s area with face-painting, games and more. Keriazes said about 25 percent of the proceeds from the raffles and food items go toward local charities, with the remainder benefitting general maintenance of the church.
70th annual Lamb Barbecue & Food Festival When: Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1160 Bridge St., Manchester Cost: Free admission and parking; food is priced per item Visit: stnicholas-man-nh.org
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Do you remember when you realized you enjoyed good beer? I do. I accompanied my father on a visit to a family friend’s home for dinner and a few beers. I was in college at the time and I knew there was a world outside of Bud Light but I hadn’t tapped it yet. Maybe I was afraid. After that night, there was no turning back. Our famiCourtesy photo. ly friend, “Uncle Greg,” was (and is) somewhat famous for his vast beer fridge. Time after time, Uncle Greg would descend into the basement and return with something “special.” My father and I were happy to dive in. I tried my first Guinness that night and loved it. We enjoyed Tetley’s English Ale, a couple selections from Samuel Smith’s lineup of wonderful products, and several others I can’t quite remember. I loved them all. What struck me about many of the brews we tried was how eminently drinkable they all were, and yet they were all quite flavorful and malty. Many of the selections were nitro cans, making the brews smooth and creamy. I’ve always felt that European brewers were especially skilled at crafting well-balanced brews. I thought about that night as I recently perused the import section of my local beer store. In today’s craft beer boom, I’ve certainly seen myself forget many of my former favorites from across the pond. There’s nothing quite like American craft beer today, but there’s nothing wrong with toasting our friends across the pond. Here are a few brews to help your taste buds fall in love with easy-drinking European brews all over again. These are all well-balanced brews with minimal hop character that welcome all. All the better, if you find any of these on tap, ask for a pint. Old Speckled Hen by Greene King/Morland Brewery This brew and its rich, creamy head bring back memories for me, particularly of special occasions when a special beer was called for. The brew is rich, but not too rich, with a smoothness that welcomes sip after sip. There’s just a touch of fruit notes that add some complexity and sweetness and the finish reminds me of toasted biscuits. Definitely sessionable with minimal bitterness. I’ve always prefered this from a nitro can, but you can find these bottled as well.
Belhaven Scottish Ale by Belhaven Brewing Co. This beer was a revelation for me, terrifically drinkable and flavorful. The pour is a rich amber but this is lighter than it looks. You’ll pick up sweeter notes of molasses, caramel and dark fruit, but just a little bit. The richness is subdued by a somewhat surprising crisp carbonation. Just a completely pleasing and satisfying brew. You’ll find these in bottles and cans.
Boddington’s Pub Ale by Boddington’s This is a bit lighter than some of the other selections, but it still has a richness and creaminess. The head is big and lingers. You’ll pick up pleasing notes of banana and toasted bread. This is the kind of beer you enjoy without even noticing it.
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“His motor neurons are being poisoned by a cocktail of toxins, the recipe unknown to his doctor and every scientist on the planet, and his entire motor neuron system is in a death spiral. His neurons are dying, and the muscles they feed are literally starving for input. Every twitch is a muscle stammering, gasping, begging to be saved.” Richard’s agony is not just in the creeping loss of movement in his fingers, hands and ultimately the rest of his body, but also in the corresponding loss of his greatest love, his glossy Steinway grand piano. After his right hand goes limp, he continues to defiantly play a concerto composed only for the left hand, always hoping the disease will suddenly tire of the game and stop its merciless progression. Unfortunately, for Richard, and for the reader, it will not. On one level, Every Note Played is utterly depressing; there is no cure for ALS, although a drug recently came on the market that seems to slow its progression by 30 percent. So it’s no spoiler to say that things will end badly. But as in her previous books, including the critically acclaimed Still Alice, the novel and film about a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s, Genova is adept at unpacking not just the life-destroying aspects of a serious disease but also those that are life-affirming. Even in the late stages of ALS, Richard wants to live; for all his suffering, he never starts dreaming of Vermont or Oregon, and his long-fractured relationships take on new depth, even as his home-health aides are propping up his head and vacuuming drool from his mouth. Genova is a neuroscientist with a Ph.D. from Harvard whose writing at times feels overly simplistic, but she can dazzle with a well-turned phrase, as in her description of Richard and Karina’s house as a museum of their marriage. In writing this book, she drew from the experiences of four men with ALS that she came to know, among them one of the producers of the film version of Still Alice. The experiences they shared imbue Genova’s writing with jarring realism that will do more than any viral video to raise research money. Her work, as such, is not so much entertainment as public service. Like the disease it chronicles, Every Note Played is relentless and remorseless in its insistence that we pay attention to this disease and its sufferers. Its frankness with the bodily indignities of ALS may repel some people, but get through it and you’ll never lift your arms without gratitude again. A- — Jennifer Graham
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• Religious drama: Meghan MacLean Weir visits Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. to present her debut novel, The Book of Essie. The book follows the 17-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, the star of the family’s hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens their way of life. MacLean Weir herself grew up in the rectory of her father’s church in Southbridge, Mass. She currently lives and works as a physician in the Boston area and published a memoir, Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency, chronicling her years in training at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • Going fishing: Maggie Kemp will be at the Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough) on Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. to discuss and sign copies of her new children’s book, Sam, Fisherwoman: The Reel Story. It tells the story of a spirited little girl who is convinced that she can do big things without anyone’s help, and to prove it she sets out to catch a fish and become a real fisherwoman. Kemp will be joined by the book’s illustrator, Melody Russell, who will discuss her art for the book. Visit toadbooks. com or call 924-3543. • Monument debate: Greg Ahlgren will have a book signing for his book Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle at Barnes & Noble (1741 S. Willow St., Manchester) on Saturday, June 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. The book details the Feb. 20, 1864, murder of wounded AfricanAmerican soldiers by members of the Georgia infantry following the Civil War Battle of Olustee, Florida, and the recent efforts and opposition to erect a Union monument to Union soldiers in Olustee. “I wanted to write a book that was not just a military story, and one that was more than just cultural criticism,” Ahlgren said in a press release. “I hope that with Olustee, I have come close.” Visit barnesandnoble.com or call 668-5557. — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • MARK C. BODANZA & LOU D’ALLESANDRO Authors present Lou D’Allesandro, Lion of the New Hampshire Senate and Thoughts for Presidential Hopefuls. Thurs., June 14, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • MAGGIE KEMP Author presents Sam, Fisherwoman: The Reel Story. Sat., June 16, 11 a.m. The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough. Visit toadbooks.com. • GREG AHLGREN Author presents Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle. Sat., June 16, 1 to 3 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1741 South Willow St., Manchester. Visit canterburyhousepublishing.com. • MEGHAN MACLEAN WEIR Author presents The Book
of Essie. Tues., June 19, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • PHILIP MCFARLAND Author presents John Hay, Friend of Giants: The Man and Life connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. Fri., June 22, 3 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit mainstreetbookends.com. • DAN SZCZESNY Author presents The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Tues., June 26, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • JENNIFER EGAN Author presents Manhattan Beach. Tues., June 26, 7 p.m. The Music Hall , 28 Chestnut St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $13.75. Visit themu-
Lectures & discussions • SPRING BOOK RETREAT Discuss The Age of Innocence. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary. org. Poetry events • MELISSA BALMAIN Part of the 2018 Hyla Brook Reading Series. Fri., June 15, 7 p.m. Robert Frost Farm , 122 Rockingham Road, Derry. Visit frostfarmpoetry.org/reading-series. • JANUARY GILL O’NEIL Part of the 2018 Hyla Brook Reading Series. Thurs., July 12, 6:30 p.m. Robert Frost Farm , 122 Rockingham Road, Derry. Visit frostfarmpoetry.org/reading-series.
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Ocean’s 8 (PG-13)
Debbie Ocean leaves prison and immediately begins work on a showpiece jewelry heist in Ocean’s 8, an in-universe sequel-ish thing to the George Clooney-fronted Ocean’s movies.
Both narratively and spiritually this is in the Clooney Ocean’s universe, featuring not just the occasional cameo from those films but also those films’ sense of joy and giddiness. Everybody appears to be having an absolute blast here. Debbie (Sandra Bullock) has apparently used her time in prison to mull over and perfect a flawless theft of flawless jewels. After stealing an assortment of life’s necessities (make-up, clothes, a coat, a fancy hotel room) with an almost balletic grace, she goes to find Lou (Cate Blanchett), her partner in most crime. Lou was not Debbie’s partner for the crime that got her incarcerated; that was Claude Becker (Richard Armitage), an artist with whom Debbie engaged in some easy money fraud and some romance. Easy money until she got caught and he rolled on her, leaving her to take all the blame. Though “never do a job in a job” is a kind of ruling principle of these movies, we quickly suspect that Debbie might be working more angles than just the theft. The score: a massive diamond necklace. The means: the Met Gala, the fancy ball when an actress like Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) might reasonably expect a jeweler to haul out their most expensive piece and let her wear it. Debbie and Lou enlist Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter), a designer with money woes, to dress Daphne and request the necklace. Then they bring on Amita (Mindy Kaling), a jewelry appraiser/maker/forger; Tammy (Sarah Paulson), a stay-at-home-mom/fence/topnotch organizer and con artist; Constance (Awkwafina), a pickpocket, and Nine Ball (Rihanna), a hacker. This kind of movie is at its very best when it is focused on the heist and luckily Ocean’s 8 is almost all heist. Actually, when it’s not
heist it seems to be focused on the general awesomeness of this cast and that’s fine too. Because these ladies are awesome. Everybody, to a woman, seems like they are having the most fun. Everybody sparkles with happiness and I would easily enjoy watching a short that focused on any of these characters. Bullock and Blanchett have top-notch chemistry, exactly a woman (and a women-of-their-age) version of the kind of chemistry Clooney and Brad Pitt had in their run of these movies. And what do I mean by “women of their age”? I’m actually not sure, other than that when I saw these women, aged nearly 54 and 49 respectively in real life, I thought both “that feels right” and “that isn’t something I see enough of.” Oh, and also “yay!”ARated PG-13 for language, drug use, and some suggestive content, according to the MPAA. Directed by Gary Ross with a screenplay by Gary Ross & Olivia Milch, Ocean’s 8 is an hour and 50 minutes long and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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creates no-not-creepy-at-all miniatures, is struggling with the death of her difficult mother. Husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) tries to be supportive; teenage son Peter (Alex Wolff) seems teenage-ishly removed from his family’s difficulties. Quiet and lonely 13-year-old Charlie (Milly Shapario), however, seems genuinely shaken by the death of her grandmother. She is a girl whose oddball drawings, nervous tongue clicks and use of a dead bird head in a weird wire sculpture signify her as, you know, “unique.” Annie, who mentions previous periods of extreme stress as well as a family history of mental illness, secretly attends a grief support group but doesn’t seem to find relief. Later, when a horrific event compounds her turmoil, she is pushed even further into a lost and desperate state. Hereditary excels at mood, tone and the emotional landscape of its characters. Rather than deliver a clear set of plot points, the movie is at its sharpest when it conveys the feeling of someone trapped in an emotional crisis. When Annie turns to the spiritual realm for comfort but finds herself believing she’s invited something evil in, we see Annie pleading with Steve to help her defeat a supernatural presence. We can see two potential reads of the situation — Steve
watching his wife have a medically diagnosable problem and Annie trying to get somebody to understand something fantastical. For a long while, the movie allows both of these interpretations to be true. The movie also showcases a big but interesting performance by Toni Collette. She’s a woman drowning in desperation, a woman half-aware of needing help but still convinced she can pull out of the skid. It was stressful to watch but I found it fascinating. If you’re looking for a clear narrative and a spooky monster, Hereditary isn’t your pick. The horror and anxiety the movie gets across is in the way it puts you in its characters’ emotions, not really in the way it sells the “events” of the movie. If I told you how this movie ended, that it was X bad thing tormenting this family, the picture you’d get of what this movie is would feel very different from what I watched, where only if you decided to take the final few scenes at face value can you really decide what this movie is. (And this assumes I even correctly understand the “answer” to this movie.) Up until maybe the final 30 minutes, maybe even later, this movie doesn’t necessarily lock itself in to one kind of solution or another. Hereditary ultimately is not my cup of spooky tea but it is well-made, dark and deep and not your average bag of jump scares and bland horror. If you enjoy horror that is brain-twisting, this corner of the evolving genre may be for you. B Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity, according to the MPAA. Written and directed by Ari Aster, Hereditary is two hours and seven minutes long and distributed by A24.
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• Home again: Now based in Louisville, Josh Logan doesn’t play many hometown shows, so an intimate set by his trio is a treat. This The Voice (Season 5) runner-up is joined by longtime friends and collaborators Nate Comp and Paul Costley. Along with the club show, Logan appears on the Roadhouse Stage in Laconia each of the last three days of Bike Week. Go Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m., Stumble Inn, 20 Rockingham Road, Londonderry. See JoshLogan.net for more. • New season: A summer’s worth of shows kicks off with David Crosby & Friends, playing familiar songs and selections from his 2017 solo album, Sky Trails; Crosby’s old Byrds bandmate Chris Hillman opens. Ex-Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens plays the next night. Opening weekend ends with neo-soul masters Fitz & the Tantrums. Go Thursday, June 14, Friday, June 15, and Sunday, June 17, 8 p.m., Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell, Mass. Tickets $41 and up at lowellsummermusic.org. • Fab al fresco: Covering the Beatles from “Love Me Do” to Abbey Road, 4EverFab plays a free outdoor show, the first in a series that lasts though Labor Day. Unlike other tribute acts, the group doesn’t dress up as John, Paul, George and Ringo, but their sound is a convincing emulation, particularly on songs the group never played live, like “Something” and “I Am the Walrus.” Go Friday, June 15, 6:30 p.m., Rodgers Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. See 4EverFab.net. • Rib rocks: Big names and hometown acts make up the music portion at this year’s Rock’n Ribfest. Gary Hoey headlines opening night, with openers Ben Knight and Blackheart. Saturday, Fools front man Mike Girard’s Big Swinging Thing tops a bill with Acoustic Bahgoostyx, The Instigators and Never Easy. On Sunday, fun-loving local heroes The Slakas play the only set. Go Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, noon (4 p.m. Friday), Anheuser Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Tickets $10. See ribfestnh.com. • Roots duo: One of the country’s most buzzworthy acts, The War and Treaty play in Portsmouth. Wounded warrior Michael Trotter Jr. met and fell in love with singer Tanya Blount-Trotter when they both did a festival. They broke out as a last-minute fill-in for an ailing Buddy Miller at AmericanaFest 2017. Go Sunday, June 17, 7 p.m., Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. See prescottpark.org. Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at hipposcout.com. HIPPO | JUNE 14 - 20, 2018 | PAGE 44
Market Days Homegrown Stage offers region’s best By Michael Witthaus
Along with highlighting downtown Concord businesses and area artisans, the 44th annual Market Days Festival has a lot of music. A South Street stage presented by the Capitol Center for the Arts welcomes a slate of indie acts like The Sea The Sea and The Huntress & Holder of Hands, singer-songwriter Heather Maloney and English slide guitar master Jack Broadbent, among others. The three-day event kicks off on Thursday, June 21, with local Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and his trio. The fiddler is a mainstay on the New Hampshire music scene, and he’ll also appear with Dusty Gray Band when they perform on Friday, June 22, on in Bicentennial Square. Back in the late oughts and early teens, Tirrell-Wysocki was a member of JamAntics, a beloved group that’s splintered into a few different entities since disbanding a few years ago. Lucas Gallo, the group’s rhythm guitarist and singer, still plays occasionally and will do a solo set on the Festival’s final day. He also helps bring acts to the city; he and old bandmate Eric Reingold will again curate the Homegrown Music Stage this year. The 24 acts spread across the festival’s three days provide a great example of a vibrant local music scene. In a recent phone interview, Gallo said that the top-billed acts on each of the festival’s three days reflect a different focus. “Thursday is a little jammier, while Friday night is more bluegrass, acoustic country feel,” he said. “Saturday we’ll have much more of a funk and rock feel.” The final day’s closing set is also a CD release show. Trade, a soulful septet that includes Scott Solsky, George Laliotis, Chris Noyes and other veterans of the Concord music scene, will unveil its debut record. They’re preceded by 1990s tribute band Elden’s Junk, power trio From the Earth, Band Band, Dopamine and Trunk of Funk. As in past years, the Homegrown Stage is located in Bicentennial Square near two of the Capitol City’s most active venues for local music, True Brew and Penuche’s. The latter will host after parties each night: Fiesta Melon plays Thursday, Cold Engines appears Friday and Evidence Lies wraps things up on Saturday. True Brew and nearby Margaritas will have their patios open for outdoor music viewing. Most of the acts are local, with a few exceptions.
Trade. Courtesy photo.
“The majority of the music on the Homegrown Stage ought to be from the Concord area,” Gallo said. “Then of course we always like to pull from around the state as well, and if there are bands that play in Concord on a regular basis … we certainly want to tip our hats to them as well.” The long running cultural exchange between Concord and Peterborough is represented by Band Band, formed in the wake of Ghost Dinner Band, a group that Cooper Leafe helped bring to the city at decade’s turn. “Coop and I go way back [and] he’s kind of got his finger on the pulse down there,” Gallo said. “He’s always been a great partner.” Other highlights include opening day sets from Sensitive Men, Supernothing, Evidence Lies and The Youngest Sun. Will Hatch, who released one of the year’s best CDs so far, plays with his band, part of a Friday trifecta that includes Diamond Joe and the Dusty Gray Band. Appearing early in the day Friday is Rhythm Crazies, doing a reunion show. “They were a local Concord band probably 20 years ago,” said Gallo, “So they reached out and wanted to reunite and play on the stage.” Although Eric Reingold is a member of several bands, including People Skills and Cold Engines, he’s limiting his playing time to the Friday after party. “He’s played with all of his bands over the years on the Homegrown Stage, so I think he was giving it a little bit of a break for some of the other bands to step in,” Gallo said. With three young children, Gallo himself is more focused on work and family
but still relishes an occasional return to the scene. “It’s fun; I get to play, book and organize it,” he said. “Reingold and I have worked so hard over the years to build it into its own animal so to speak, so I don’t want to let it go quite yet.” Market Days music in downtown Concord Homegrown Stage Thursday, June 21 The Youngest Sun, Evidence Lies, Varsity Material, Supernothing, Crawl Space, Sensitive Men, Hank & Chaz, Madison Simpson Friday, June 22 Dusty Gray Band, Will Hatch & Co., Diamond Joe, Chris Peters Band, Matt Poirer, Chelsea Paolini, Rhythm Crazies, Lil’ Penny, Don Bartenstein Saturday, June 23 Trade, Trunk of Funk, Dopamine, Band Band, From the Earth, Elden’s Junk, Hometown Eulogy, Lucas Gallo, Joe Messineo South Stage Thursday, June 21 Hometown Eulogy, Andrew of the North, Bossy Joe, Freese Brothers, Jordan TirrellWysocki, Oswald’s Magic Bullet Friday, June 22 Taiko Dojo Drums, Sensitive Men, Delaney, Cricket Blue, Ryanhood, Front Country, Jack Broadbent, The Huntress and Holder of Hands Saturday, June 23 In the Field Irish Dancers, Hoonah, Mr. Aaron, Ethyric, Heather Maloney, Matt Nakoa, All Our Exes Live In Texas, The Sea The Sea Full details at intownconcord.org
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wright Joe 16 Moron’s start? 17 Question from one possibly out of earshot 19 Pizzeria order 20 “The Treasure of the ___ Madre”
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SIGNS OF LIFE All quotes are from The Magic Misfits, have literally been unable to turn away? by Neil Patrick Harris, born June 15, 1973. Maybe it was a sunset that filled the sky with spatters of color just as the moon rose over Cancer (June 21 – July 22) The four the horizon. Or maybe a rare animal somefriends gathered in the secret room hidden where out in the wild fearlessly approached inside the magic shop. After they’d gotten you to make sure you were friendly. Or their faces in the local paper for saving the maybe it was a musician who was able to day, they decided they should keep practic- play five different instruments all at once. ing magic and see what they could really do. Or a rare animal who plays five different You’ll be amazed at what you can really do. instruments at once at sunset. Prepare to be Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) A quick lesson: captivated. While showing you one thing (perhaps with Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) ‘The show’s a right hand), a magician will often be doing not over yet,’ Carter whispered to the others. another thing that you don’t notice (proba- ‘Let’s get the real show started….’ There’s bly with his left). This is called misdirection. the show, and then there’s the show. Look — over there. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Olly pulled Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Now, Uncle a cord. Heaps of cold eggs, bacon, oatmeal, Sly wasn’t the type of man to celebrate his and bagels showered Bosso. Maple syrup young nephew’s ability to change up his dripped from above, covering him. You will oldest and best illusion, but he was smart be showered with … something. enough to notice an opportunity when it was Aries (March 21 – April 19) After everysneezing ice cubes right in front of him. Ice thing that had happened in the last few cubes will be sneezed on you. days, Carter wondered if he was beginning Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) After beat- to believe in magic. Not the kind where you ing one of the unbeatable games, the four can actually make things disappear or cast friends went to the fun house and the hall a spell, but the kind where you can’t sleep of mirrors. … Finally, they each tried their because you’re so full of joy that you stay might at the Test Your Strength machine. awake and watch the sun come up. Or you None of them won. That doesn’t mean they can make things disappear because it’s time weren’t strong. to clean house, in which case if you believe Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) But here, it you can do it. behind the secret door, there were no tricks. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) From the top It was an invitation to be part of a group, a of the stationary train car in the train yard, team, a crew. Join! Carter could see the Grand Oak Resort, the Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) This quiet town of Mineral Wells, and the tents morning, he had woken up alone on a park of Bosso’s carnival, which was silent and bench. And now these strangers had invited still in the morning light. You’ve got a good him into their home and, further, into their view. secret place. It was amazing how a chance Gemini (May 21 – June 20) After what meeting and a few laughs could bring such seemed like an eternity and yet no time at different people together…. It is. Amazing. all, Ridley looked at her watch and said, Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Have you “We should go.” This week’s motto: Hurry ever been so captivated by a sight that you up and wait. NITE SUDOKU
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NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION
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Ninety-six-year-old Barney Smith of Alamo Heights, Texas, is known around those parts as the King of the Commode for his life’s work: more than 1,300 decorated toilet seats, all displayed in the retired master plumber’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. But now, he concedes, it’s time to put a lid on it: “I’m beginning to feel like I’d rather be in an air-conditioned home in a chair, looking at a good program,” Smith, who is bent with arthritis and uses a cane, told the Associated Press on May 22. Inside the metal-garage museum the collection includes toilet lids decorated with a chunk of the Berlin Wall, a piece of insulation from the Space Shuttle Challenger, Pez dispensers and flint arrowheads, along with the toilet lid from the airplane that carried Aristotle Onassis’ body back to Greece after his death. Smith told his wife, Louise, that he would stop at 500 pieces, but that was 850 lids ago. “If I would have just read my Bible as many hours as I spent on my toilet seats, I’d be a better man,” Smith said. Louise died in 2014, and Smith took a fall recently and broke some ribs. Now he’s looking for someone who will keep the museum intact: “This is my life’s history here.”
On May 20, as a handful of adults enjoyed the swings at Angel Park in southwest Atlanta, two children walked up and asked to use the swing set. The adults agreed and started to walk away, reported The (Macon, Georgia) Telegraph, when the boys, about 6 and 12 years old, pulled out rocks the size of baseballs and what appeared to be a black handgun. They threw the rocks, hitting one man on the calf and causing an abrasion, according to Atlanta police. The older boy held the gun and pointed it at the adults, who ran away as the boys ran in the opposite direction. Earlier in May, two children were reported for an alleged armed carjacking in the same neighborhood.
Claiming the shooting was an accident, Angelo Russo, 55, told police in Tatura, Victoria, Australia, he tripped over an eggplant during a dispute with a man who had run over his dog, which caused the gun Russo was carrying to go off, striking David Calandro in the head and killing him. Calandro and a friend had gone to Russo’s farm on Feb. 18, 2017, to buy some chilies, 9News reported, but as he drove away, Russo’s dog, Harry, began barking and chasing the vehicle. Calandro swerved toward the dog to “spook him,” the friend told a Victorian Supreme Court jury on May 23, but swerved too far, running over the dog instead. Russo pleaded guilty to manslaughter on May 25.
Pesky weeds around his garage caused a Springfield Township, Ohio, resident to resort to extreme measures: The unnamed homeowner tried to eliminate them with a torch, and instead set the garage on fire. Firefighters were called to the scene at 4 a.m. on May 24, where they found the detached garage “fully involved,” according to the Springfield News-Sun. The structure was a total loss, including tools and appliances inside, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.
Patrick Gillis, 18, a senior at Highlands High School and a volunteer firefighter for the Pioneer Hose Fire Department in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, told police he “just wanted to respond to a fire” on May 21, when he was arrested for starting a blaze in a vacant duplex where he used to live. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that witnesses told investigators Gillis was seen at the home before the fire started, then returned as a firefighter to help put it out. He admitted to setting a piece of paper on fire and putting it in the microwave, then leaving. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office estimated damage at $150,000, and Gillis was charged with arson.
• Toronto police constables Vittorio Dominelli, 36, and Jamie Young, 35, had to call for backup in January during a raid on a marijuana dispensary after allegedly sampling some of the evidence. CTV News reported the officers called for help after they began hallucinating, one eventually climb-
ing a tree. In a May 23 press release, Toronto police announced the two officers had been suspended and now face criminal charges in the incident. • A senior prank went unexpectedly wrong for high school student Kylan Scheele, 18, of Independence, Missouri, when he was slapped with a three-day suspension on May 23 and barred from participating in graduation after putting his high school up for sale on Craigslist. Scheele said it was meant to be a joke. “Other people were going to release live mice ... I thought, let’s do something more laid back,” he told Fox 4. The ad for Truman High School listed attractive amenities such as newly built athletic fields, lots of parking and a “bigger than normal dining room.” A lawsuit filed against the school district by the ACLU of Missouri failed to reduce the punishment.
Before Chuck E. Cheese was a thing, it was ShowBiz Pizza, complete with the Rock-afire Explosion Band, an animatronic combo that is still the stuff of nightmares. On May 24, the Rock-afire Explosion Band was reunited at a new arcade bar in Kansas City, Missouri, also called Rock-afire. The band’s inventor, Aaron Fechter of Creative Engineering in Orlando, Florida, refurbished the band members with new masks, skin and costumes, and the playlist is set to include old standards as well as more contemporary hits. Bar owner James Bond was a huge fan of the band as a child: “You didn’t know whether they were fake or real,” he told The Kansas City Star. Visit newsoftheweird.com.
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