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Sometimes nature teaches us an unexpected lesson. The other night, just after dusk, I sat on our porch looking out onto the back lawn and field beyond. The lights in our house were out. There, suddenly, the first firefly appeared. My eye focused on it immediately, waiting for it to glow again. But it didn’t. Instead another bug flashed off to my left, and my focus turned quickly in that direction. It didn’t take long for me to realize the best way to enjoy the evening’s firefly display was just to widen my gaze. That way I could take in the whole show. The lesson? Peripheral vision is sometimes a more effective way of seeing. That insight was underscored as I read a Washington Post article titled “America is a Nation of Narcissists,” reporting on two surveys of the residents of all 50 states who were asked how much their home state contributed to the history of the United States. The results were startling. Without exception, every state had an outsized opinion of its role in American history. One of the researchers noted: “The question we asked is crazy in one sense, because there is no correct answer, but it told us a lot about people and what they believe about themselves.” The researchers’ conclusion? We have a “collective narcissism.” How does that conclusion and the lesson of the fireflies fit together? By focusing on one thing we risk not taking in a larger view. Of course individual states’ contribution are important – we are “The Primary State” after all, a distinction we guard fiercely. Equally important, however, is our collective identity as Americans — an experiment that is still in the making whereby national identity is not defined by any one single ethnicity but by a shared experience of coming from some other place to this place and to make a country anew. And even if we take that larger view of ourselves, it’s risky to focus on even just that too intently to the risk of missing the larger global picture in which we are not the only subject of a kind of selfie-stick photograph. There is so much rich heritage, tradition and wisdom to be found outside our own circle. Somehow, we need both kinds of vision: focused and peripheral. Otherwise we miss a lot. Stephen Reno is the executive director of Leadership New Hampshire and former chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire. His email is

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Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 556 to eliminate cash bail for certain criminal offenders, according to a news release. The bill will allow most individuals arrested for misdemeanors to be released on personal recognizance instead of cash bail. According to the Concord Monitor, the legislation is intended to reduce the number of criminal dependents held in jail who are unable to post bail, while also simplifying the annulment process and allowing individuals to request a waiver of the $100 petition fee. Jailing an individual costs roughly $110 a day in New Hampshire, according to the story. In a statement, Gov. Sununu said “a person who is charged but not yet convicted of a minor crime should not be sent to prison merely because he or she lacks the financial ability to post bail.”

marijuana. However, NHPR reported that the governor has expressed his opposition to full marijuana legalization. Recreational marijuana use is decriminalized throughout New England and legal in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

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Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 421 to expand insurance coverage for prescription birth control, the AP reported. The bill allows a single prescription to provide women with a full-year supply of birth control pills. Previously, there had been a three-month cap for contraceptive prescriptions. Insurance carriers will be required to cover these prescriptions without imposing additional co-pays on patients. The bill follows the passage of HB 1822, which allows women to receive hormonal birth control directly at pharmacies based on statewide procedures agreed to by health care Marijuana legalization Senate Minority Leader Jeff providers and pharmacists. Gov. Woodburn (D-Whitefield), the Sununu signed the bill in June. top-ranking Democrat in the New Hampshire Senate, launched an Acupuncture program online petition to garner support for A statewide acupuncture prothe legalization of recreational mar- gram aimed at assisting people with ijuana in the state, according to the addiction and mental health issues Concord Monitor. The petition went has stalled, according to NHPR. live last Sunday to coincide with a The program was established with new Vermont law allowing adults to HB 575, which expanded where possess up to an ounce of marijua- addicts can receive a five-point na and established regulations for detoxification ear treatment from how much of the plant adult citizens licensed acupuncture professionals. can grow in their homes. Woodburn Individuals would be able to seek aims to collect 5,000 signatures the treatment at places like sobrito submit to Sununu by Aug. 1 ety meetings and recovery shelters. and a total of 10,000 by October, However, NHPR reported that the when recreational marijuana use state’s acupuncture licensing board is expected to take effect in Cana- is still solidifying specific rules for da. Sununu signed HB 640 last year the program. When the bill was inito decriminalize adult possession of tially debated, acupuncturists in the up to three-quarters of an ounce of state expressed concern for the safe-

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St. Paul’s School in Concord announced that alumni who were abused when they were students can seek compensation by submitting requests to an independent arbitrator, the AP reported. In 2016, the coed boarding school launched an investigation of multiple sexual misconduct allegations spanning five decades, which found more than a dozen former employees engaged in sexual misconduct with students while at the school. The school said abused alumni may share their stories confidentially with the arbitrator, who is experienced in childhood sexual abuse claims and would determine any compensation award. Additionally, the school started a therapy fund for abused alumni, appointed an independent victim advocate consultant and established a support network called the Alumni Doorways initiative.


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Temperatures finally started to drop last weekend after an extended heat wave roasted the Granite State for nearly a week. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory ahead of the Fourth of July holiday period, reporting that temperatures across the state would reach into the mid to high 90s through Thursday, July 5, and indeed they did. According to WMUR, the heat wave was the longest to hit the state since a nine-day stretch in August 2002.



Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed HB 314 to prevent expanded study and testing for driverless cars, according to a news release. The bill would have established a commission to study autonomous vehicles and a pilot program for companies and individuals to begin testing driverless cars in the state. In his veto message, Sununu said HB 314 is a “well-intentioned” but “flawed bill that does not adequately account for public safety. This legislation may attract less responsible actors to New Hampshire to develop autonomous vehicle technology and could result in a more dangerous testing environment on New Hampshire’s roads.”

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Valley Cemetery is bounded on 20 acres between Auburn, Pine, Valley and Willow streets, about a block away from the SNHU Arena at 555 Elm St. According to Manchester’s webpage on the cemetery, the land was donated to the city by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Corporation in 1841 and developed as both a cemetery and a public park. “Cemeteries were used as parks that people would walk and play in, and there were actually pathways and a gazebo down in the lower part of the cemetery when it was built,” said Don Pinard, chief of parks for Manchester. Mike Drelick, a cook at Chez Vachon in Manchester, became a regular volunteer for recovery efforts at Valley Cemetery about a year ago. He said the cemetery has attracted vandalism, littering and drug use, and homeless individuals set up campsites in the lower field. A visit with Drelick at the cemetery in late June found broken fences, toppled gravestones, heroin needles, trash, human waste and a lewd drawing in spray paint on the mausoleum of Frederick Smyth, a former mayor of Manchester and state governor. “The first day we cleaned here, we filled up 30 bags of trash and found 50 needles, and since then I’ve chased off kids who were trying to knock over tombstones,” Drelick said.

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Once a popular public space with a gazebo, waterways and gardens, Valley Cemetery in Manchester has since become a haven for drugs and vandalism due to years of neglect. Over the last year, a group of volunteers has worked with the city’s Public Works Department to clean up the cemetery and restore it as an inviting public park.


A lack of adequate funding has caused the cemetery’s amenities to either fall into disrepair or disappear entirely. The gazebo and waterways are gone, and overgrown brush has engulfed gravesites. As recently as the 1970s, Pinard said the city’s cemeteries were overseen by its own separate department staffed by up to 40 employees. Today, cemeteries are now a section of the city’s Parks and Recreation Division, which is under the umbrella of the Public Works Department. Only seven fulltime employees are tasked with maintaining nine cemeteries in the city. And with budgets tightening year after year, Pinard said it’s more difficult to keep up with all of the cemeteries’ needs. The division has started seeking outside grants more aggressively. “Attempting to do the same service or increase services with the same amount of

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money or less is very difficult,” Pinard said. That’s why the city has relied on publicprivate partnerships to fill in the gaps, though efforts haven’t always been fully successful. A group called Friends of Valley Cemetery organized several years ago to paint and restore the fence around the cemetery but didn’t complete the project. Pinard said the fence wasn’t fully restored until about four years ago by a group of alumni from Leadership Manchester. According to Rep. Patrick Long (D-Manchester), an initiative started under former mayor Robert Baines directed between $200,000 and $300,000 to cleaning up the cemetery each year, but that funding stopped when Frank Guinta took over as mayor in 2006.

Making progress

Long and his wife are two members of a volunteer cleanup group aiming to restore Valley Cemetery. Tanya Frazier, a solutions engineer at Benefit Strategies in Manchester, launched the project while looking for a volunteer opportunity. She submitted an application to the city’s Adopt-A-Site program and became a steward of the cemetery. “Our goal is to make the cemetery a place where families want to take walks and bring their kids to ride their bikes,” she said. Since June 2017, Frazier has led a core group of about eight volunteers who work at the cemetery every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, and she said additional volunteers can push that number up to 20. Along with collecting trash, the group has been clearing away brush and tree branches, in order to open up walking trails and make it more difficult for people to camp and use drugs in covered sections of the cemetery. Drelick and his girlfriend Michelle Caron were among the first volunteers. They started and maintain a Facebook group called “Save Valley Cemetery, Manchester New Hampshire,” which began with five members last year and now has 353. Drelick’s job requires him to work Saturdays, but he still works at the cemetery during his days off. “I just want this to be a place people can 7


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headcount of residential students until er to the fall semester. She said the rooms are available on a “first come first served” basis, The latest tenant on Elm Street in Manches- and the university has seen interest from both ter is a familiar face around town. Beginning undergrad and grad students. this fall, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester will open the UNH Downtown Grad program growth Commons to provide students with a housing According to Decelle, undergrad enrolloption in the heart of the city. ment is up about 10 percent over the last UNH had previously partnered with the couple of years, and UNH’s graduate proNew Hampshire Institute of Art on Concord gram enrollment has about doubled in that Street to house about eight to 12 students time frame. each year. Increased demand prompted the DeRego said STEM and pre-professional university to purchase space for the commons programs are driving growth in the univerat 1000 Elm St. next to Brady Sullivan Pla- sity’s undergrad enrollment, and the school’s za, about a half-mile walk from campus at 88 master’s degrees in business, engineering and Commercial St. IT have been particularly popular, especially “Traditionally, we’ve been considered a among international students. commuter campus, but some of our programs “We’ve really started to recruit residenhave become known outside of a driving tial graduate students who would otherwise radius,” said Mike Decelle, dean of UNH struggle to quickly and easily secure market Manchester. “We’ve had an increased need housing in the city,” said Decelle. “Manchesto provide more housing options for our stu- ter has a welcoming reputation for folks from dents, which led us to secure our own space.” different cultures.”

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The commons will offer 38 rooms with configurations for two or three roommates. Both options include access to laundry facilities, cable TV and internet access, a shared kitchen space and more. Students can choose either a 32-week or 40-week plan depending on whether they want access to their rooms during school breaks. Prices range from $3,131 to $4,400 a semester depending on which room and week plan students choose. UNH is continuing its partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Art to offer meal plans at the Institute’s dining hall, also located at 1000 Elm St. Students can purchase 10 or 19 meals per week based on their housing plan, with the cost ranging from $1,740 to $2,650 a semester. Kim DeRego, associate dean of enrollment management, said UNH won’t have a final 6

enjoy walking through without being afraid of someone jumping out of the bushes,” said Drelick.

Moving forward

While there’s still more work to do, cleanup efforts at Valley Cemetery have made a lot of progress. Over the past several months, both Drelick and Frazier have noticed more people coming in to walk on the trails in the main part of the cemetery. Frazier has several more ideas brewing for the cemetery, such as organizing volunteer events, renovating an onsite Gothic chapel into a visitor’s center and creating a nonprofit to raise funds for recovery efforts. Some volun-

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Take us through your career over the last 22 years. I started on the patrol division. I would either work the day shift or the midnight shift, which I did for close to five years. It was probably one of the best parts of my career. I absolutely loved being out on patrol, and I loved the midnight shift. Just before the five-year mark, I started to look at the detectives division. I put a note in to go into the investigative division, and I was chosen to be a juvenile investigator, covering anything involving juveniles and abuse of children. … I climbed up the ranks and was eventually promoted to captain, but the detective captain spot was filled, so I was moved over to an admin position as a captain overseeing communications, facilities, our training division and our crime analysts … Once Chief [David Mara] retired [in 2015] and Chief [Nick Willard] took over, I put in for the assistant chief job, went through the hiring process and I was ultimately chosen. … Since the early days of my career, I always felt that if I didn’t try to advance or try to better myself as an officer, I wasn’t being a part of the solution and doing things to make our department better … I don’t think anyone thinks they’ll ever be in this position [as chief] when they start out on the job, but I’ve always given everything I can to advance my career.

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Spending some quality time with the family. This job is very daunting; your phone is ringing and buzzing and beeping all throughout the night. The time off you get with family is so important, and it’s what I look forward to most when I’m not working.

What are the biggest challenges facing Manchester that you’d like to address as Chief? Obviously we’re in the middle of the opioid epidemChief Carlo Capano. ic, so that’s one Courtesy photo. of our primary challenges here in the city. We need to keep on track with what we’re doing. Obviously our primary job is law enforcement, but I think we need to work with other Manchester departments to help however we can. It’s the same thing we’ve been saying for past three years — there’s no way we’re going to arrest our way out of this epidemic, so we really need to work with the city to try to help our community. … No one agency is going to fix this problem on their own. I’m really looking forward to enhancing our community police division. The idea behind community policing is having a proactive approach that addresses our community’s needs. I really want to get more officers out there to be proactive and have that decentralized approach to policing.

What are some of your favorite Manchester community events and programs that the department is involved with? We have CIT [Crisis Intervention Team] training for our officers to be able to recognize and properly deal with people that might be having a mental health crisis. So as patrol officers are out there on the streets, they are able to recognize those situations and know how to deal with them appropriately. That leads into our mobile crisis response team. If we come across somebody that’s having some kind of crisis situation, the officers along with the health department and clinical specialists can intervene and get people the help they actually need. We also have an adverse child experience response team. … It’s just been incredible being able to get out there and provide services to families and children to help them with whatever they’ve been going through. — Scott Murphy


QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Deadly mosquitos State health officials are cautioning residents about increased mosquito activity and relatively recent instances of a new transmittable disease, according to WMUR. Disease-carrying mosquitoes are becoming more active around dusk and dawn each day, and state epidemiologist Benjamin Chan said the state is investigating the prevalence of the potentially lethal Jamestown Canyon virus. QOL Score: -1 Comment: According to WMUR, five cases of the virus have been confirmed in New Hampshire since 2013. State health officials are investigating the recent death of a New Hampshire man whom they believe could be the first person to die from the Jamestown Canyon virus in the state.

Falling behind on minimum wage Massachusetts will incrementally raise its minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15 an hour by 2023, according to The Nashua Telegraph. This will place the Bay State’s minimum wage as the highest in New England and nearly double New Hampshire’s minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. New Hampshire sets its minimum wage based on the federal standard, which was raised to $7.25 on July, 24, 2009, by the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 and has remained unchanged since. QOL Score: -1 Comment: According to the Telegraph report, the minimum wage is at least $10 in every state in New England except New Hampshire. Other scheduled increases in the region include a bump from $10 to $12 an hour in Maine in 2020 and an annual 5-percent increase in Vermont starting in 2019.

Startup struggles WalletHub ranked New Hampshire as the second worst state to start a business, ahead of only Hawaii. The study compared startup success in each state based on 25 indicators across three main categories, including business environment, access to resources and business costs. New Hampshire ranked in the bottom 10 for all three categories. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Among the indicators WalletHub used for the study, New Hampshire had the second-lowest availability of human capital and the third-lowest spending on business incentives as a percent of GDP.

Tariff troubles A study released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that the Trump administration’s new tariffs could negatively impact up to $29.2 million of New Hampshire exports and 183,900 jobs in the Granite State due to a brewing trade war. The tariffs are aimed at imports from Canada, China, the European Union and Mexico. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Retaliatory tariffs from Canada in particular will have a significant impact on New Hampshire. According to the study, the new policies will affect roughly $11 million in exports to Canada from New Hampshire annually, including aluminum structures, sugar confection and adhesive products. QOL Score: 88 Net change: -4 QOL this week: 84 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at


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Open each grabbing a week’s worth of attention, and now soccer’s World Cup. That’s a boatload of stuff to watch. Besides, baseball’s biggest draw is the day-by-day aspect of a building pennant race, which begins after the All-Star game. Here are a few more thoughts on what’s gone down and what lies ahead. I see Jackie Bradley make a great catch almost every night. Athleticism in the field today is off the charts compared to back in the day. Thank goodness for tight races in the East and West, because with the AL playoffs looking close to wrapped up already, division races to avoid the one-and-done wild card game should still keep things interesting. Though that points to its meager competitive depth. How did Baltimore and KC get so bad so fast? The Royals won 95 and the 2015 World Series, while the O’s were in the 2016 playoffs. Two years later they’re both on pace to lose 115 plus. The all-time record is 120 by the 1962 New York Mets. A major losing streak for either puts that in danger. Hopefully that doesn’t happen. Casey Stengel’s Mets were so lovably bad they should always have that record. In alumni news, Jed Lowrie is sixth in baseball with 62 RBI. He’s also hitting .290 with 16 homers, while Jon Lester is 11-2 with a 2.45 ERA. I pick on Theo a lot about his miserable record with free agents, which have been to him what kryptonite is to Superman. But Lester is 54-27 with the Cubs. Just think, the Sox could have spent $60 million less to keep him than on his replacement David Price. Baseball’s Santa Claus did give Yu Darvish $126 million over six years last winter. Eight starts in he’s 1-3 with a 4.95 before going to the DL. Admittedly a small sample size, but giving that much to a guy who was 10-12 last year and awful in the playoffs does follow Theo’s pattern. As the trade deadline approaches get ready for the auctioning of the overrated Man-


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We’re at the All-Star break and with attendance down around much of baseball, some are saying the sky is falling. This is in part because of the numbskulls giving far too much value to the pretentiously titled “advanced” analytics and pace of play. I will agree the pace had been slowed further by micro-managers in every dugout, who change pitchers at the hint of any trouble from the fifth inning on. But that’s evolved to new presents guys mostly coming in to start innings from (even) the sixth inning on now, so how does it slow it down? Yes, there are more strikeouts, but the relay race pitching of today brings in a lot of high-90s-throwing fresh young bucks and amps up the strikeout rate. Just part of the game. I’ll also point out baseball has always been slow and boring. I think two larger contributors to all that are prices and competition. It costs $50 just to park at Fenway. Then comes the onslaught of ticket prices, concessions, merchandise, etc. That has to cut down on the times people return after getting fleeced the first time. As for competition, it’s like when cable TV completely changed the notion of what a hit TV show was. In the days when you only had three networks, a hit show had 40 million viewers. Today it’s more like 10 million. That’s how the “declining” NBA went from having its finals on tape delay at 11:30 p.m. in 1980 to now being “red hot” and all prime-time games even when the audience numbers really didn’t change. What changed was what the notion of what a hit show was, as the same 10 million per the NBA draws today is now gold. Also contributing to a below the radar first half was a month of crappy weather brought on by starting the season in March, as well as unending competition into June from the NBA and NHL playoffs, the Masters and U.S.


ny Machado, who is finally on pace for his first 100-RBI season. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes. But he’s a two-month rental. If they wanted a haul, they should have traded him last winter. Conversely, I don’t see Washington selling off free agent-to-be Bryce Harper, who also has never driven in 100 runs. Sorry, I ain’t paying $300 million for guys who’ve never driven in 100. The Sox got J.D. Martinez, who’s better than both, for less than half that. The dumbest trend now going on in baseball is batting your best hitter second, as the Yankees do with Aaron Judge because of his OBP, instead of behind guys who get on base. Alex Cora takes it further with Mookie Betts leading off and hitting after the rarely on base duo of Christian Vasquez and Bradley. Hard to argue with Cora’s success, but, while it changes the lefty righty thing, I’d hit Andrew Benintendi lead-off, with Mookie third and Martinez fourth. But the one I can’t wrap my head around is Mike Trout batting second, behind lead-off man Ian Kinsler, with Red Sox alum Chris Young and some guy named Mike Hermosillo at 8 and 9. Will the stat geeks explain how it makes sense to have the three guys with averages of .217, .176 and .112 batting in front of baseball’s best hitter when behind him are .300 hitters Andrelton Simmons and David Fletcher? That just defies logic. Finally, if you want one reason I get turned off to baseball, it was seeing 60 Minutes showing the clip of Alex Rodriguez lying to Katie Couric that he never used steroids right before flipping to the Sox and Yanks two Sundays ago. There in the ESPN booth was A-Rod to call the game. How does a two-time steroid cheat, two-time steroid liar and onetime suspended player walk out of all that into a plum retirement job as the broadcast face of baseball? Sorry, Rob Manfred, that’s a disgrace. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.

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The Big Story: They’re deep into match play at the NH State Amateur Golf Championship with the original field of 144 and seven ex-champions down to just eight by now. But the big stories of the first two days were Pat Pellitier (Carter CC) winning medal honors after shooting 68-67 for 135 overall, and the march of young local players to the top of the leaderboard. Two-time runner-up and SNHU junior Matt Paradise and Ryan Tombs (Manchester CC) finished second at 136, followed by several locals including the Nashua trio of Dartmouth alum James Pleat, and last year’s NHGA Junior championship finalists Brandon Gillis and Tommy Either, along with Ryan Brown (Manchester CC), who grabbed the first round lead with 67. Also field were legendary locals 2001 winner Dan Arvanitis (Derryfield CC) and threetime champion Phil Pleat (Nashua CC). Sports 101: Name the designated hitters in the first game ever to use the DH, which was between the Sox and Yanks in April 1973. Hint: One is a Hall of Fame slugger and the other once played in town for the Yankees AA team in Manchester during the early 1970s. Hot Ticket: The State Amateur Golf Championship Final will be played over 36 holes Friday on the rolling hills over Hanover Country Club in Hanover. Honors: To F-Cat shortstop Bo Bichette,

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who was chosen to play in this Monday’s Future Game during the All-Star game festivities in Washington, D.C. Stat of the Week: It comes from Boston Globe baseball beat writer Pete Abraham. He reported the three-run double Rick Porcello hit last week off Max Scherzer made him the first Red Sox pitcher to knock in three runs in a game since Sonny Siebert did it on Aug. 25, 1971. For the mathematically challenged that nearly 47 years ago and two seasons before the DH debuted at Fenway in a 15-5 season-opening-day win over the Yankees. Sport 101 Answers: The first ever DH was former first pick overall Ron Bloomberg, who walked in the Yankees’ three-run first inning. For the Sox it was 1967 NL MVP Orlando Cepeda. Between them they went 1-9 on the day. On This Day – July 12: 1901 – Cy Young wins his milestone 300th game, and still has 211 to go before he finishes at 511. 1921 – Babe Ruth sets the all-time record for career homers with 137, which he goes on to break 577 more times before retiring as the all-time leader with 714. 1988 – the scandalous Wade Boggs and Margo Adams story breaks nationally of the Sox third baseman and his paramour living together during Red Sox road trips with Boggs returning to wife Debbie during home stands.

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Jason Mraz and has an easygoing manner to match. That’s a big part of his success as a musician. A lot of people can play, but to The life of a working musician in New really make it requires a blend of tenacity and Hampshire is often unglamorous, full of flexibility. blood, sweat and tears. Many, if not most, When Bosse quit his job at PC Connecperformers still keep their day jobs, and their tion to play music full time, he knew it was employers are often patrons of the arts, flex- a leap of faith. ibly scheduling to keep gigs and shifts from “I … jumped in with both feet to see how colliding. The ones who’ve managed to go it goes,” he said before a Tuesday set at Manfull-time work hard and never say no to an chester’s Strange Brew Tavern. “A sales gig, offer. I can always go back to… I was decent, but I And yet, the state’s most successful per- didn’t like it like I did playing. I was chasing formers say that for the most part, it’s a small that music high.” price to pay to be able to do what they love. He also parted ways with Small Town Here’s a look at how some of those per- Stranded, a band he’d gigged with once or formers are earning a living through their art. twice a month for several years. “I wanted out; I wanted music freedom,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I needed to answer Full-time love to anyone but myself, espeBrad Bosse is likely the buscially when it came to writing iest musician in the state; the music and doing my own singer-songwriter plays more thing.” dates than there are days in the Bosse began looking for calendar. Some Sundays, he’ll places to play, and was quickly perform for a brunch crowd in pointed in the direction of an Bedford, then serenade travopen-mike night at Mancheselers at the Hooksett rest stop ter’s Wild Rover Pub run by (a paying gig), finally wrapPaul Costley and Nate Comp. ping it up with a club date in The weekly Rover gathering Manchester. Brad Bosse. Courtesy photo. serves as a de facto open audiThe lanky redhead describes his work ethic this way: “Many shavings tion for Not So Costley Productions, which books 80 to 90 dates a week in summer, and make a pile.” He’s been compared to Jack Johnson and maybe two thirds that in the winter months.

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That first night, “I was nervous as hell,” Bosse said. “I knew [Costley] was the guy with so many connections to gigs, and if I really wanted to do this full-time, this was my best foot forward. He’s a one-stop shop in a lot of ways.” One of the things Costley tells all his charges is that keeping commitments can be more important than talent. Bosse is exemplary at this. “Brad has a great work ethic,” Costley said. “If he books something and someone comes along and says ‘I have this other thing that pays more,’ he won’t cancel. That’s how you get a bad reputation. There are guys that will go where the money is, and people won’t trust them later. Being reliable is really key.” Fidelity is one reason Bosse stays busy, but beyond that, he loves to play music. He never stops reminding people about that. At every show, he takes a selfie outside the venue and posts it to social media. Invariably, someone who’s in the neighborhood will see it and come by to check out his set. “Everyone’s on Facebook all the time,” Bosse said. “They’ll be on the ride home from work and see, ‘Oh, Brad’s here now. Let me stop in.’ That’s why I do it.” Bosse has over 45,000 Twitter followers and learned the ropes of Facebook, Instagram and other platforms from fellow musician Brett Wilson, who leads the reggae jam band Roots of Creation. “He’s the one; he taught me a lot,” Bosse

said. “We used to do some duo gigs when I was first starting out ... I picked his ear because I knew he has this grassroots way to go about it and just connecting with people on Twitter. There’s a method to the madness.” Another critical element is Bosse’s relentless pursuit of work, something he carried over from his old day job. “Sales training helped a lot,” he said. “I learned to pound the phones and bug the hell out of people – ‘please book me. I wanna play there, let me show you what I can do.’ If you’re not annoying people, you’re not doing it right.” The opposite is true when Bosse is on stage. His set at Strange Brew kicked off with a breezy version of Ben Harper’s “Steal Your Kisses,” followed by Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” and a medley of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Season of the Witch.” Everything was augmented nicely by his looping machine, which made the solo performer sound like a larger band. A few people clapped after each song, but most just drank and conversed. Bosse kept on playing. “I’m not one of those people,” he said. “I love playing for the crowd, but I don’t get bothered if people don’t listen. I’m still getting paid.” In fact, asked if there’s ever been a moment where he doubted his decision to perform full-time, he immediately replied, “never on stage.”

“I love doing it,” he said emphatically. “I always loved playing music, but I always assumed it would be a hobby. Then I jumped in with both feet, and started gigging more and more. ... I like the money, but the whole thing when I’m playing music is I don’t think about crap that’s going on, in the world or my life, for three hours.” Costley agreed. “Not a lot of people can say that — they’re getting paid to do what they love,” he said. There are, of course pitfalls, like promoters who offer to pay musicians with exposure rather than money. “Not getting paid for playing is up to the performer,” Bosse said. “People complain, and I say, you need the business sense to talk about that before you do the work. Always ask, ‘Am I getting paid?’” Drunken patrons can pose a problem too. It took some adjustment for Bosse, who’s been sober for four years, to learn how to deal with it. “People grab your microphone when you’re playing and want to sing with you, and I’m like, ‘Who are you? Don’t just get up here,’” he said. “When I was starting out, I didn’t have much of a backbone, but now I’m like, ‘Get the hell off my frickin’ stage right now.’ I know — a sober guy at a bar every night is kind of crazy.” There are many musicians like Bosse, providing the soundtrack for a party they no longer partake in. “I would not be able to do this if I drank,” he said. “I was not a responsible drinker, and I would have canceled gigs; I just know myself. I couldn’t have done it unless I was sober.” It’s a profession with highs and lows, Costley said. “Music is like a real job, you know? Sometimes the audience is there and other times they’re not paying attention. Good days, bad days, just like a regular job,” he said.

Stitching together a living

Nick Phaneuf’s work as a musician can be displayed in a chart – call it Nick’s Donut of Music. Less than 5 percent “is playing exactly the music I want for next to no money,” he said. This includes work with New Orleans revivalist band Soggy Po’ Boys, who play 125 or gigs a year, and Dan Blakeslee’s Calabash Club. He’s also excited about Novel Novella, a duo project with Taylor O’Donnell that’s

been releasing one track at a time: “If I Do” in February and “Sleepless” in May, and just starting to play out. The pair’s first show was June 16 at Dover Brickhouse. Next in Nick’s Donut is “playing things I’d rather not for high pay,” which covers a bit more than a tenth of his time. “Weddings and corporate functions, where you’re like musical wallpaper for someone else’s event. ... I still get to play music when I’m doing it, so I try to keep that in perspective,” he said. The vibrant Seacoast scene Phaneuf lives in offers plenty of chances for collaboration, and nearly 20 percent of his money comes from “playing music I really enjoy, but isn’t my artistic project.” He plays frequently with guitarist Jim Dozet. “That project scales up and down … sometimes it’s two of us playing covers at brunch, and sometimes, it’s a full band playing all original Americana,” he said. Everything else comes from giving lessons — of which, he said, 35 percent of his students are really into learning, a little more than half that number will likely drop their instrument eventually, and the rest of his time is spent “sitting in a lesson room with a disinterested, unprepared student.” “My life as a performer hasn’t ever worked without teaching, which I enjoy, so I’d likely keep it a part of what I do regardless,” he said. The many donut pieces add up to a life well chosen for Phaneuf. “It’s absolutely worth it. It’s a much richer life than I could have imagined as an aspiring teenager. It’s also way more work,” he said. Guitarist Brad Myrick defines ubiquity. During any given week, he’ll play a few shows; consult at Strings & Things, a Concord music store, and book over a half dozen venues throughout the state. Beyond that, he does studio work, and helps curate original music events like a planned series of house concerts at Greenhouse Studio in Gilford. Myrick always travels to Europe once a year to teach, tour and expand his horizons. Myrick took a conventional path that turned less so on his way to a steady career as a New Hampshire musician. He dropped out of college after a semester of business school to head west to chase a career in music. “I just decided to give it a shot, and I’ve been doing it ever since,” he said. “My thought was ... I can come back and get a business degree anytime. I can’t do the going

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“Sometimes it falls in your lap that way,” Myrick said. “Those are all facets of the industry, and you piece all those things together. So I have this great experience there; I’ve made great friends.” Back in California, Myrick was weary of the competition, so he returned to set up base in his home state. It’s worked out nicely. “I think music is a business that is very, very local,” Myrick said. “I know we keep expanding, with globalization, with the internet and all that, but I really believe that music is a local business first. ... What I’ve found is here, the music business works completely different than my experience in LA. I really like that, because it’s based on people and

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to L.A. and music experience thing anytime; I’ve got to do it now, if I want to do it.” Upon arrival, “I got myself involved in as many things as possible,” Myrick said. He ended up running a guitar music program at an area school and working at a record label. At that point, his story veered away from the common. At the label, Myrick worked with one of Mexico’s top pop producers, learning a lot about recording in the process. The producer was Italian, and he invited Myrick to Europe to record Mexican pop music. He made a lot of connections in Italy – a currency more valuable than cash in creative commerce. He’s been returning once or twice a year ever since.

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relationships and supporting each other in a very different way than in a big city.” Paul Costley, who also books Myrick as an artist occasionally, has a similar view about the Granite State. “People don’t realize ... the money is better here than anywhere in the country,” he said. “They go to L.A., and then come home to do gigs and make money. Musicians out here are pretty lucky.” “I think I am actually proof of that,” Myrick agreed. “I did the L.A. thing for six years and had a really good sense of what the scene was there. I was doing OK, but when I got here and starting building this, after about 18 months, I already realized that I had more opportunity here. And I plan on sticking around here; I love the music scene. It’s wholesome and a lot of people are into doing a lot of things at a lot of levels. That allows me to do a lot of stuff that I would have a harder time getting my hands in.” Another area musician made it pay by scaling back. With Tore Down House, Mark Huzar made some great music – the elegiac rocker “American Farmer” was a particular standout – but very little money. “I led my band for 11 years, and in that time there was a steady decline in work, places to play and gigs in general,” he said, noting that many venues shuttered permanently. “I’ve always suspected that it was the ASCAP and BMI henchmen coming down demanding their cut on having live cover

bands, but it could be someive of the local music scene. thing altogether different.” The band was pulling Huzar started worktogether funds to make its ing solo, and took a job at third album, with every penManchester Music Mill, a ny from the tag sale, as well steadfast supporter of the as from a more ambitious local scene. crowdfunding campaign, “Now, I’m able to play going to that effort. weeknights and weekends “We’re going for a and still work as a guitar national-level release this repair tech during the days,” The Hats’ tag sale. Courtesy photo. time,” front man Patrik he said. “The solo gigs are Gochez said while flipearly enough, and usually fairly local, so it ping over Fly Me to the Moon by the Bossa works out well.” Nova Pops on a turntable adjacent to a pile of He books over 100 dates a year. band merch. “There’s public relations, which “I could do it full-time if I wanted to, but we’ve never done before, tour promotion, it’s nice to not have all the eggs in one bas- mastering and printing.” ket,” he said. As Pat & the Hats, the group built a big Beyond that, he’s not pining for the old name for itself in Concord and Manchester, days. making a pair of records at Rocking Horse “I did enjoy the band interaction when it Studio in Pittsfield with Brian Coombes, a was firing on all cylinders, but to be hon- producer who’s worked with just about every est, I don’t miss the late nights or the heavy musician in the state at some point. A cougear to set up and tear down,” he said. Bar- ple of years ago, Gochez and the rest of the ring a resurgence of a band scene, “I am very band – bassist Brenden Harisiades, drumthankful I can make a living playing solo mer Bobby Rice and singer and keyboard shows doing what I love, even if a lot of the player Brittany Laine (Gochez’s sister) – times it’s only background entertainment.” relocated to Somerville, looking for the next level. But they still record at Rocking Horse, and they continue to play regularly in New Crowdsourcing and tag sales On a recent Saturday morning, members Hampshire. Like more than a few in his line of work, of The Hats – formerly Pat & the Hats – held singer, guitarist and songwriter Gochez a tag sale in a space adjacent to Area 23, a moonlights as a bartender. Concord restaurant-bar that’s very support-

Unloading boxes of bric-a-brac raised some cash, but it also exuded clever marketing sense. While attracting a decent turnout, the reading about the sale online compelled more than a few people to visit The Hats – The New Record web page and pre-order some swag and offer financial support. Items include a $10 digital download pass on release day, a $15 pint glass, or a vinyl copy of the new album coupled with a T-shirt and glass for $75. PledgeMusic is one of many crowdsourcing platforms available to musicians. They tend to be nail-bitingly nervous, all-or-nothing endeavors. A band sets a financial goal, and if it’s not met or exceeded, the effort must start over. On the morning of the final day, the Hats’ campaign was 99 percent funded. A frantic email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram blast later, the effort crossed the finish line. The new album will drop in the fall. “We were able to raise enough to record, mix, master the album, pay for the first round of new merch, and launch a PR campaign around the release,” Gochez said. After the tag sale ended, unsold items were returned to boxes and stacked up for another day, or another album. The experience was valuable in other ways, Gochez reported. “A guy came in early and didn’t buy anything,” he said. “But he said to me, ‘Are you Pat? I saw you four years ago, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.’ That’s a good perk.”


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Thursday, July 12

Get a bird’s eye view of the happenings at the Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair (, which starts today and runs through Sunday, July 15, at Grimes Field (29 Preston St. in Hillsborough). The fair will feature tethered balloon rides throughout the event and untethered flights (starting tomorrow) at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., weather permitting (tethered rides cost $15; untethered rides cost $200 per person), weather permitting. See the website for the schedule and reservation information. The fair also features a carnival with rides, live music and entertainment, a beer tent, a 5K race on Friday, fireworks on Saturday at 10 p.m. and a parade, car and truck show and cupcake eating contest on Sunday. Parking costs $10 per carload. Ride bracelets cost $20. The carnival is open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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Fans of musical theater have choices this weekend. The Actorsingers present Damn Yankees at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court St., Nashua) on today at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit The Majestic Theatre presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) today, and tomorrow, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit

Saturday, July 14

A couple of races are on the schedule for today. The Enterprise Bank Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by Boot Scootin’ Brewfest and Taste of Nashville Festival. Drinking-age adults pay $35 to $40, and ages 20 and under pay $25 to $30. See The Live Free or Die 5000 starts at 9 a.m. at 199 Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. A kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. Online registration costs from $20 to $30, and day-of registration costs $35. Visit

EAT: Strawberries & more farm goodies

Farmers markets don’t have to be a weekend event. Several area markets run during the middle of the week so you can load up on strawberries, salad greens, baked goods and more. Area weekday markets include Bedford (Tuesdays 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church;, Canterbury (Wednesdays 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Elkins Public Library;, Derry (Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m. at 1 W. Broadway;, Merrimack (Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m. at Vault Motor Storage;, Lee (Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m. at Mast and Recycling Center roads) and Manchester (Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Stanton Plaza; .

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Saturday, July 14

The Kearsarge Area Rocket Society will hold its monthly model rocket launch today from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at the launch site in Warner off Schoodac Road. It’s the perfect chance for budding model rocketeers to see some launches and learn more. See for directions, rain information and more on the Society.

DRINK: Craft beers

Get your tickets now for the fifth annual Manchester Brewfest at Arms Park (10 Arms St., Manchester) on Saturday, July 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. The event features food and craft beer samples from dozens of local vendors. The cost is $40 general admission and $50 for VIP admission, with proceeds benefiting New Horizons for New Hampshire. Visit

Check out the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road in Londonderry;, 669-4820) and get a look at some classic cars today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the museum holds its annual car show. Admission to the show is included in museum admission ($5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for teens and free for children under 12 with a family max of $15). The show will feature food and ice cream vendors and a raffle.

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Creative Ventures Gallery (411 Nashua St. in Milford; will host its first annual Student Show and Sale during the month of July, with an open house to meet the students and teachers on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or take a drive and head to the 29th annual Craft Fair at the Bay, where more than 75 juried artisans from all over New England will display and sell their American-made arts and crafts, including cribbage boards, fine jewelry, scarves, tile, metal, wreaths and more on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alton Bay Community House & Grounds, 24 Mt. Major Highway in Alton. See

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ARTS Three plays in three days

Milford Area Players take on The Norman Conquests trilogy By Angie Sykeny

As Kevin Linkroum looked for the next play he would direct for the Milford Area Players, he found himself uninspired by the “typical melodramatic dramas and slapstick comedies.” “As a director, I’ve been craving anything new and different,” he said. “I wanted something that would be a challenge, something that I could get excited about.” He found exactly that with The Norman Conquests, a comic trilogy of plays that follows a single family at their countryside home over the course of one weekend. It opens with the first of the three plays on Friday, July 13, at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts in Milford. There are just six characters in the story: Norman and his wife Ruth, Ruth’s brother Reg and his wife Sarah, and Ruth’s sister Annie and her neighbor Tom. Annie, who lives at the house with her bedridden mother, asks Reg and Sarah if they will care for their mother while she goes on a short trip, which is actually secret rendezvous with Norman. Everything goes wrong when Norman comes to pick up Annie earlier than planned, resulting in the entire family being at the house for a comic weekend of confusion and chaos. “It’s a dysfunctional family tale, a familial mess,” Linkroum said. “A lot of it is relatable; the family dynamics and issues are ones that we all kind of know and have experienced, but [the playwright] accentuates the characters’ fundamental flaws. It’s like an argument

schedule in a way that allowed them to learn one play at a time while still making time to review the plays they had already learned. Linkroum said some of the actors had misunderstood the concept of the trilogy production at audition time and only realized what they had gotten into after they got the part, but that didn’t stop them from taking on the unique challenge. “I have so much respect for them,” Linkroum said. “It’s a very demanding process. These actors have been put through the wringer, but they are troopers. No one complains, and everyone has been so generous with their time.” Linkroum recommends that people come to the opening show so that, if they like it, they will have the opportunity to attend the other two. Jenna C. Carr, Kimberley Miller and Colin Malette in The Norman Conquests. Photo by Vick Bennison. “If you come to the first show, I think you’ve have with a sibling or parent or delivered “flatly, but with emphasis,” Link- you’ll be hooked,” he said. “You’ll want to spouse, but heightened and more animated.” roum said, in a style of British comedy that he see whatever other hijinx the characters get Each play takes place in a different room describes as “biting, sarcastic, dry and cutting.” into in the other shows.” of the house: Table Manners in the dining Though the title names Norman, the trilogy room, Living Together in the living room and does not focus on him or any other characRound and Round the Garden on the terrace. ter as a main character, but rather, on all of The Norman Conquests They are self-contained and can be seen alone the characters equally, and the relationship Where: Amato Center for the Performing or together in any order. At points, the plays dynamics between them. Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford intersect, and the characters’ entrance to or “It’s very much an ensemble piece,” LinkWhen: July 13 through July 22, with exit from the room corresponds with that of roum said. “You could imagine any character showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 the other plays. as the lead because each character is fleshed p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday: Table “If you watch all three, you can think back out and has a complete story and arc, and they Manners. Saturday: Living Together. to what was going on in that other room where all build off one another.” Sunday: Round and Round the Garden. character is coming from, and you get the full Preparing for three separate, full-length Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students story of everything that happened over the plays to be performed in the same weekend and seniors age 60 and over. Available online, at the Toadstool Bookshop (614 course of that weekend,” Linkroum said. has been a big commitment for Linkroum Nashua St., Milford) or at the door. The Norman Conquests consists main- and the cast. They’ve been rehearsing for Visit: ly of dialogue between the family members, four months and had to structure the rehearsal

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Looking for more art, theater and classical music? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Theater Productions • 1776 July 6 through July 15. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. The show is 18+ and BYOB. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit • FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL Manchester Community Theatre Players Second Stage Professional Company presents. July 6 through July 15. North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St., Manchester. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, and $10 for students age 18 and under. Visit • THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS The Peterborough Play-

ers 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. • EMOTION WITHOUT NAME Outcast Productions presents an evening of original plays and music based on the theme of love and companionship. July 6 through July 15. Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Visit • THE WHO’S TOMMY The Seacoast Repertory Theatre

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presents. June 29 through July 29. 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit or call 4334472. • 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. • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series presents. Thurs., July 12, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $9. Visit

• CHARLEY’S AUNT The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. July 11 through July 21. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $20 to $34. Visit • BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS The Majestic Theatre presents. Fri., July 13, and Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., July 15, 2 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit • THE NORMAN CONQUESTS The Milford Area Players present. July 13 through July 22. Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Visit milfor- • DAMN YANKEES The Actorsingers present. July 13 through July 15. Court Street Theatre, 14 Court St. , Nashua. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit • FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV Stranger Than Fiction presents. Fri., July 13, 7 p.m. Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door. Visit • CINDERELLA The 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series presents. Tues., July 17, through Thurs., July 19, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St.,

Manchester. Tickets cost $9. Visit • AN INSPECTOR CALLS The Peterborough Players present. July 18 through July 29. 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets cost $42. Call 924-7585 or visit • A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM PerSeverance Productions presents. July 19 through Aug. 5. Rochester Opera House, 32 N. Main St., Rochester. Tickets cost $22 to $26 ($15 for opening night). Visit • DEATH COMES TO THE FOOD COURT Weekend Writers Productions presents. July


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• Art and wine: Zorvino Vineyards (226 Main St., Sandown) hosts Art in the Vines on Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New England artists and photographers will be at the vineyards to display and sell their work and talk with people. Food and beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be available for purchase. The event is free to attend. Call 887-8463 or visit • Student show: Creative Ventures Gallery (411 Nashua St., Milford) has its first annual Student Show and Sale during the month of July, with an open house on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art work will include drawings, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel media and zentangle created in gallery classes over the past year. This is many students’ first opportunity to share their work with others. At the open house, visitors will have a chance to meet the students and teachers and vote for their favorite work of art to win the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced during the event. Refreshments will be served. Visit or call 672-2500. • Meet the illustrator: The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) will host a Creative Studio event with illustrator Beth Krommes on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Krommes will lead participants in making their own scratchboard masterpieces and spend time with

20 through July 29. Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Visit • WONDERLAND The Windham Actors Guild presents. July 20 through July 22. Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Visit • LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL Manchester Community Theatre Players Second Stage Professional Company presents. July 20 through July 28. North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St., Manchester. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, and $10 for students age 18 and under. Visit • PROOF One Light Theatre presents. July 20 through July 29. Rome Theater at Hamilton Hall, Tilton School, 30 School

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visitors in the galleries. A book signing will follow, with books available for purchase in the Currier Shop. Admission is free for New Hampshire residents from 10 a.m. to noon. Krommes has been illustrating children’s books for nearly 20 years. She uses a unique scratchboard technique in her work, exploring themes of wonder, family and nature. Her illustrations are currently featured in the Currier’s special exhibition “Beyond Words,” on view through Sept. 9. Visit or call 669-6144. • Thesis art: The New Hampshire Institute of Art (77 Amherst St., Manchester) presents its Master of Arts in Art Education Thesis Exhibition July 13 through Aug. 4, with an opening reception on Friday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The graduating students are professionals in the world of art education who have chosen to return to their own artistic development in theory and practice. The exhibition is the culmination of their two-year study. Call 623-0313 or visit — Angie Sykeny

St., Tilton. Tickets cost $15 to $18. Visit • ALADDIN The 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series presents. Tues., July 24, through Thurs., July 26, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $9. Visit • MAMMA MIA! The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. July 26 through Aug. 11. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $20 to $34. Visit • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Kids Coop Theatre presents. Fri., July 27, 7 p.m., and Sat., July 28, 1 and 7 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $12.50. Visit • IT’S ACADEMIC New World Theatre presents a collection of four new works by regional playwrights based on an academic theme. July 27 through Aug. 5. Hatbox Theatre, 270

Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit • THE LITTLE MERMAID The 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series presents. Tues., July 31, through Thurs., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $9. Visit • THE DROWSY CHAPERONE The Peterborough Players present. Aug. 1 through Aug. 12. 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets cost $45. Call 924-7585 or visit • XANADU The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. Aug. 2 through Aug. 26. 125 Bow St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit or call 433-4472. • HELLO DOLLY The Riverbend Youth Company presents. Aug. 3 through Aug. 5. Amato Center for the Performing Arts , 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Visit

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• Texas musical: The Majestic Theatre presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday July 15, at 2 p.m. The musical is set in late-1970s Texas and follows a smalltown brothel that has been operating for more than a century and is in good standing with local authorities until a pious reporter calls for it to be shut down. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors age 65 and up. Call 669-7469 or visit • Faustian baseball tale: The Teen Actorsingers present Damn Yankees at the Court Street Theater (14 Court St., Nashua) on Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Based on the 1954 novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, the musical comedy follows a devout fan of the Washington Senators baseball team who sells his soul to the devil to see the team win against the New York Yankees. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit or call 320-1870.

Art Events • ART IN THE VINES An array of New England’s finest artists and photographers will be featured at Zorvino Vineyards. Sun., July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 226 Main St., Sandown. Free admission. Visit • “BEYOND WORDS: BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAVID M. CARROLL, TOMIE DEPAOLA AND BETH KROMMES” FOCUS TOUR Thurs., July 19, and Thurs., Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Free with regular museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17, free for children under age 13. Visit or call 669-6144. • TWILIGHT AT THE CURRIER SUMMER BLOCK PARTY There will be indoor and outdoor activities including art projects, face painting, a performance by Akwaaba Ensemble, food trucks, live music, a beer and wine tent and more. Sat., July 21, 5 to 9 p.m. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Visit

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• Classic fairytale: The 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series presents Cinderella at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) Tuesday, July 17, through Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The musical is a clever take on the classic story that includes witty dialogue and catchy songs that will appeal to both kids and adults. Tickets cost $9. Visit or call 668-5588. • Wilder play: The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) present The Skin of Our Teeth on Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, at 4 p.m. The 1942 play by Thornton Wilder is a three-part allegory about the life of mankind, told through the story of one family in New Jersey that survives a series of disasters. Tickets cost $42. Call 924-7585 or visit — Angie Sykeny

Openings • “WELCOME TO BIRD LAND” RECEPTION Work by Michele L’Heureux includes an interactive bird blind, collage, costumes, prints, photography, and works of art from the Lamont Gallery collection. Thurs., July 12, 4 to 6 p.m. Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter. Visit • MASTER OF ARTS IN ART EDUCATION THESIS EXHIBITION RECEPTION Fri., July 13, 5 to 7 p.m. New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. Call 623-0313 or visit • STUDENT SHOW AND SALE OPEN HOUSE Meet the students and teachers. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Creative Ventures Gallery, 411 Nashua St., Milford. Visit • ROBERT E. LEROY RECEPTION Featured artist of the month. Sat., July 14, noon to 2 p.m. ArtHub Gallery, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Visit Workshops/classes • CREATIVE STUDIO: BETH KROMMES 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. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Free admission for New Hampshire residents from 10 a.m. to noon. Visit or call 6696144. • HANDS-ON SOCIAL MEDIA Workshop teaches artists why, how, and which social media platform(s) makes the most sense for their needs. Part of the New Hampshire Art Association’s Business of Art series. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market St., Portsmouth. $45. Visit • ARTISTIC BRANDING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA Learn how to curate your artistic brand through social media to reach a larger audience and get your art recognition. Bring your smart devices (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.). Wed., July 18, 6 p.m. ArtHub, 30 Temple St, Nashua. $5. Visit naaa-arthub. org.

PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION The printmaking artwork of New Hampshire Art Association member Davida Cook is on display now through Aug. 31 at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce (49 S. Main St., Suite 104, Concord). Her current “Lake Series” includes hauntingly beautiful scenes beneath the surface of the lake using a foam plate printing technique. She uses Japanese washi and other papers as well as printmaking pigments used only by seasoned printmakers. Cook resides in Meredith and holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of Michigan. She is also an active member of the Women’s Caucus for Art NH. Viewing hours at the Chamber are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 224-2508 or visit

Classical Music Events • NEW HAMPSHIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL Five-week classical music series featuring chamber and orchestra concerts performed by world-class musicians. Tues., July 10 through Sat., Aug. 11, statewide. Tickets range from $12 to $75. Series passes range from $49.50 to $300. Visit • WASHINGTON SAXOPHONE QUARTET Summer Music Associates presents. Thurs., July 12, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 461 Main St., New London . $25 for adults and $5 for students. Visit sum- • SUMMER SING Join Nashua Choral Society for an inspiring night of music. Mon., July 16, 7 p.m. Church of Christ, Scientist, 115 Concord St., Nashua. $10. Visit • “SINGING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT” The Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir, Diocesan Festival Choir and Saint Anselm Choir with Choral Alumni perform. Tues., July 17, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of St. Joseph, 145 Lowell St., Manchester. Free. Call 622-6404, ext. 31.

• NORTH WINDS QUINTET FAMILY CONCERT Part of the Bach’s Lunch Concert Series. Wed., July 18, noon. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free. Visit • “OPERATASTIC” Piccola Opera presents an evening of opera scenes and arias featuring selections from La Traviata, Cosi Fan Tutte, Faust, The Magic Flute, Le Nozze Di Figaro and more. Fri., July 20, and Sat., July 21, 7 p.m. Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. , Concord. $18 for adults, $15 for children. Visit

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE Revolutionary day

Festival celebrates arrival of Declaration of Independence on the museum grounds end at 4 p.m., the museum has partnered with the town to provide additional festivities in the evening at Swasey Parkway, including live music, family activities and the town fireworks.

By Angie Sykeny

Exeter may have been quiet on the Fourth of July, but it’s ramping up to celebrate America’s independence on Saturday, July 14, in honor of July 16 — the anniversary of the day that a copy of the Declaration of Independence finally reached New Hampshire and was read aloud in Exeter, the state capital at the time. Every year, on the Saturday closest to July 16, the American Independence Museum in Exeter hosts the American Independence Festival, a day-long, town-wide celebration with historical reenactments, traditional artisans, colonial-inspired beer, traditional American music, museum tours, food, games and more. This year, more than 4,000 people are expected in downtown Exeter. “We celebrate not on the Fourth of July, but on the day the document arrived here, so that we really take the time to connect back to [New Hampshire’s] part in Revolutionary history and what makes it unique,” museum executive director Emma Bray said. For one day only, during the festival, the museum will feature handwritten drafts of the U.S. Constitution as well as the real copy of the Declaration of Independence that was delivered to New Hampshire on July 16. “There are only 26 copies in the world, so it’s really special that we have one here in Exeter,” museum public programs manager Victoria Su said. “We want to be able to share that with as many people as possible.” There will be a number of historical reenactments, the highlight being a reenactment of the delivery of the copy of the Declaration of Independence to Exeter on horseback, 23 Kiddie pool Family activities this week.

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“It’s nice that we’re able to work with these town organizations to make it a fullday event,” Bray said. “You can come in the morning and stay busy all the way until the fireworks at night.”

American Independence Festival

A previous American Independence Festival. Photo by Photography by Kimberly.

complete with a costumed rider, hecklers and more, and the first public reading of it. Keep a look out for roving Revolutionary characters including John Taylor Gilman, John Stark and George Washington, and visit British and patriot militia encampments in Swasey Parkway, where there will be cannon firings and battle portrayals. A traditional artisan village will be set up on the Folsom Tavern lawn with a blacksmith, broom maker, spinners, printmaker, weaver, shoemaker, cooper, potter and others demonstrating traditional crafts. “It’s a hands-on, educational experience where you can see them doing those crafts the way they would have during the colonial period and ask them questions about it,” Su said. “It’s a nice way to make that historical connection between [the handmade items] that look modern and the colonial method [with which] they were made.” While most events and activities held 24 The Gardening Guy Advice on your outdoors.

Where: American Independence Museum/Ladd-Gilman House/Folsom Tavern, 1 Governors Lane, and Swasey Parkway and Water Street, Exeter When: Saturday, July 14, festivities begin at 10 a.m. and end with fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Cost: Admission to events and activities on American Independence Museum property costs $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 through 18, and free for kids under age 6 and museum members. Events and activities on Water Street and Swasey Parkway are free and open to the public. More info: Visit or call 772-2622 Special events • Traditional American Music, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Folsom Tavern, and noon, Amphitheatre at Ladd-Gilman Lawn Jr. Militia Muster Training, 10:30 a.m., Folsom Tavern parking lot • Festival welcome, with delivery of the Declaration of Independence on horseback, a reading of the Declaration, a speech by George Washington, and a procession of militia and muster groups, 11 a.m., LaddGilman Lawn • Redhook’s Independence Ale, noon to 6 p.m., Folsom Tavern • Cannon firing, noon, 1 and 3 p.m., Swasey Parkway • Meet John Stark, 12:30 p.m., Amphithe25 Treasure Hunt There’s gold in your attic.

atre at Ladd-Gilman Lawn • Loyalist Point of View, 1 p.m., Amphitheatre at Ladd-Gilman Lawn • George Washington Parade, 1:05 p.m., Water Street to Folsom Tavern • Songs of the Healing Grape, 1:30 p.m., Folsom Tavern Beer Garden • Battle Portrayal, 2 p.m., Swasey Parkway • Wounded soldier musket ball removal, 3 p.m., Amphitheatre at Ladd-Gilman Lawn • TEAM music and activities, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Swasey Parkway • Baha concert, 6:45 p.m., Swasey Parkway • Town fireworks, 8:45 p.m., Swasey Parkway Ongoing events • Self-guided tours, Ladd Gilman House and Folsom Tavern • Dunlap Broadside Declaration of Independence and drafts of the U.S. Constitution, on display for one day only, Ladd-Gilman House • Traditional artisan village, Folsom Tavern • Role players and reenactors, roving • Colonial games, Folsom Tavern Lawn • Hayden’s Hunt, Folsom Tavern lawn and Swasey Parkway • Food trucks, Swasey Parkway • NH Made artisans and crafters, Water Street 26 Car Talk Ray gives you car advice.


Family fun for the weekend

A morning of make-believe

Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character and come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Greeley Park (100 Concord St., Nashua). There will be music, performances, book reading, snow cones, bounce houses and fairy art school, and every child gets a free book. Bring a non-perishable food donation for Meals on Wheels. Visit

Free art!

New Hampshire residents are admitted for free to the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester;, 6696144) on Saturday, July 14, between 10 a.m. and noon, when you can also check out a creative studio craft inspired by the illustrations of Beth Krommes, whose work is part of the current exhibit “Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes.” See the Hippo’s story about this exhibit at; click on past issues. The story is on page 18 of the June 14 issue. On Wednesday, July 18, it’s Free Family Day at the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road in Canterbury;, 7839511), part of their Arts Week, which runs July 17 through July 21. Admission is free; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. see the Artist in Residence studio spaces and take part in craft activities and lawn games. Tractor hayrides will run from noon to 4 p.m. and Ballet Misha will perform a Fairy Ballet have face painting and a craft at 2 p.m. Guide tours (for $10) are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Nature adventures

New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road in Concord;, 224-9909) has some raptorrelated happenings on the schedule for this week. Check out the “Raptor Feeding and Bald Eagle Bath” on Friday, July 13, at 10:15 a.m. and “Meet NH’s Raptors” on Monday, July 16, at 11 a.m. Head to the Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St. in Manchester; 626-3474, for a family adventure on Thursday, July 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the center and caravan to a spot to discover the natural world of ponds. The cost is $10 per family; registration is required. For shorter attention spans, there’s the Saturday Nature Seekers program at the Fishways, which this month looks at “Beautiful Bugs.” This runs from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14. A family donation of $5 is encouraged and registration is not required.


Head to Abbie Griffin Park (6 Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack) for a showing of Back to the Future (from 1985, rated PG) on Friday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m. See Or, for something more recent, head to the bandshell in Greeley Park (100 Concord St. in Nashua) for a screening of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG-13, from 2017). The movie starts at dusk; see Cool off with some air conditioning and an early morning screening. The Boss Baby (rated PG), the 2017 animated film featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Tobey Maguire, is the Summer Kids Series film at O’Neil Cinemas (24 Calef Highway, Epping, 6793529, on Monday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 18, both screening at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $1 for kids ages 11 and under and $2 for adults. Kids’ popcorn and drinks will also be on sale for $2.50 each.

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The Nashua Silver Knights have home games on the schedule for Thursday, July 12 (7:05 p.m. versus Martha’s Vineyard), and Friday, July 13 (6:45 p.m. versus Worcester). Look for Star Wars themed promotions at Friday’s game, as well as fireworks. Home games are played at Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St. in Nashua. Nashua residents can get free tickets to the Silver Knights’ all-star game on Tuesday, July 17. (Out-of-towners pay $10 each.) The game will be part of the 80th-anniversary celebration of Holman, which kicks off at 7 a.m. and includes music, a home run derby, the game and fireworks. Tickets are required; see website for details. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (, 641-2005; home games at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester) start a seven-day run of home games on Monday, July 16, with a game against the Trenton Thunder at 6:05 p.m. On Tuesday, July 17, the Fisher Cats will finish a game (suspended on April 29 due to rain) at 5:05 p.m. and then start a new game at 7:05 p.m. The run of games against the Thunder ends with a game Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. that will feature Camp Color Wars competition. A four-game stretch against the Harrisburg Senators starts Thursday, July 19.

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Tree list don’ts

Three trees you might want to avoid By Henry Homeyer


Not all trees are good. Yes, they all take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, reducing global warming. Yes, they provide shade, keeping us cooler during hot stretches in summer. But some are invasive, crowding out others and sucking up water and nutrients other plants need to survive. Some have no chance to live to maturity because of pests or disease — so you eventually have to have them removed. Others are weak-wooded and attract insect pests that plague us. Let’s look at three culprits. A maroon-colored variety of Norway maple known as Crimson King was introduced from Belgium in 1948, largely to replace the elms that were dying from Dutch elm disease. It will grow in sun or shade, wet or dry in almost any kind of soil. It is a big, fast-growing tree that can grow 2 feet per year. Sounds good. Here’s the problem: Norway maples produce large numbers of seedlings and can out-compete our native maples and most other trees. They have wide-ranging and aggressive root systems that can suck the water and nutrients out of the soil far beyond their canopy. And they can shade out native species with their broad-reaching branches and large leaves. Crimson King is a hybrid, and the numerous seedlings it produces are mostly green-leaved – which means that most gardeners just assume that the maple seedlings they see in their woods are native maples, even if there is a Crimson King on the property, or at a neighbor’s house. In general, Norway maple leaves are broader and larger than those of sugar maples. There is a simple way to test a maple to see if it is a Norway: snap off a leaf and look at the base of the petiole (leaf stem). If it oozes white sap, it’s a Norway maple. For most of the 20th century the American elm was the most prominent street tree in the United States. It was tall, tough and stately. But Dutch elm disease, which ironically is not from Holland but from Asia, was first identified here in 1921. By the end of the century most elms were dead, infected or dying. Elms continue to pop up everywhere. Learn to identify their toothed leaves with prominent ribs, and their rough bark. You may as well pull them out or cut them down when they are small. They will not survive, succumbing at the age of 25 or 30 years – big enough that only the most intrepid of chainsaw-wielding gardeners will want to remove them. It’s “Call the tree guy!” for most elm removals. There are hybrid elms and “resistant” elms

Branch of an elm, with lots of leaves. One boxelder leaf with 5 leaflets

that are said to survive despite the prevalence of the disease. I have seen some, and interviewed a homeowner who had one – for a while. My thought? The replacements are not nearly so stately as the originals, and not worth the investment. Boxelder is another “No!” on my list of trees. It is weak-wooded, meaning that branches break easily in storms. It produces hundreds of seedlings each year, and they pop up everywhere. It is in the maple family, but the leaves don’t look much like the common maples we know. The leaves are composed of three to nine leaflets, most commonly long and light green. My favorite tree expert, Michael Dirr, writes it may “appear as an unkempt shrub, a gaunt tree, or a biological fright.” I agree. But he notes that it will grow in places where nothing else wants to grow. The worst part of having boxelders is the Eastern Boxelder Bug, which is attracted by boxelders. These half-inch-long bugs are dark brown to black with red or orange decorations. The nymphs are all red. In some places thousands of these pests climb all over the outside of houses, even crawling inside to spend the winter. They can emit a nasty odor if provoked, and may leave stains and smells behind. Birds leave them alone, given their nasty smells. They mainly subsist on seeds of boxelder, maple and ash, but suck juices out of the leaves, most notably maples. They don’t seem to take enough to damage the plants. The nymphs are currently all over many kinds of plant leaves, and seem to be feeding on them. I’ve read online that making a solution of 1 to 2 tablespoons of dish soap in a quart spray bottle will make an effective boxelder bug killer. So how can one get rid of these less desirable trees? Learn to recognize them and uproot them when they are small. I have elm suckers that have been coming up from a stump of a tree I cut down more than 10 years ago. I need to keep it from producing green leaves as they are the source of energy that feeds the roots and starts new shoots. But it’s never at the top of the list of things to do in the garden … so the weed tree wins! Email


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Dear Donna, I’m wondering if there is any value to this old wooden Scottie dog. Not sure of the age, but I remember playing with it when I was a child (I am now 62). Any help would be appreciated. Sam from Salem

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Crafts Fairs • 29TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR AT THE BAY More than 75 juried artisans from all over New England will display and sell their American made arts and crafts, including soy, cribbage boards, fine jewelry, scarves, tile, metal, wreaths and more. Sat., July 14, and Sun., July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alton Bay Community House & Grounds, 24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton. Free admission. Visit

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Other craft events • ADULT COLORING EVENING Bring your own supplies or use the library’s. Tues., July 17, 6:30 p.m. Goffstown Public Library, 2 High St., Goffstown. Free; registration is required. Visit or call 497-2102. Other craft events • QUILLING WORKSHOPS Quilling is the art of curling and shaping narrow strips of paper and laying them on edge to form intricate filigree designs. The workshops will be led by local expert Leslie Kennedy of the North American Quilling Guild. Sat., July 21, 10:30 a.m.; Wed., Aug. 1, 6 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.; and Tues., Aug. 21, 1 p.m. Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham. Free;

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Dear Sam, It is tough to tell the age from your photo but if you have memories of it from your childhood, we can assume it’s at least half a century old. Scottie dogs are very collectible in any form, from wooden like yours to jewelry, plastic, cast iron, etc. I have never met anyone who doesn’t smile at a Scottie dog. Back in the 1940s they were a really big thing. Today they are collectible and not too hard to find. When you do find them they usually are more expensive than other dog collectibles. Your dog looks in pretty good shape. Maybe it was used for a door stop? Or it was just meant to be a dog. I would say the value is in the $75 range, so this old dog is a treasure.

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It’s safe to use seat heaters if stranded in snow Dear Car Talk: I know it’s hot out, but I have a winter question. All my life I’ve heard that if you get stuck in the snow and don’t know when you’ll be rescued, in order to keep from By Ray Magliozzi freezing to death you should run your engine for 15 minutes per hour and make sure the tailpipe is cleared of snow. What about cars equipped with seat warmers? Can I run them all the time without running down the battery, or only while the engine is running? What about if I have a passenger or just want to keep my pumpkin spice latte and cranberry scone warm for later? Can I run both of them? — Ralph Your seat warmers are powered by electricity, Ralph. If the engine is running, the alternator is producing so much extra electricity that the seat heaters can run indefinitely. But if the engine is not running, the seat heaters will run off the battery. And eventually, that would drain the battery. How long will that take? Well, I’d take an educated guess that the average seat heater draws about 4 amps. That’s about as much as your car radio uses. And seat heaters don’t draw 4 amps continuously; they cycle on and

off at a frequency that depends upon whether you set them on low, medium or high. But let’s take the worst-case scenario and assume that your seat heater runs continuously for an hour. That would use about 4 amp hours. Your battery probably is rated at 600 amp hours or more when fully charged. So there’s almost no way it’s going drain the battery to the point that you can’t restart the car in 45 minutes. And if you run the engine for 15 minutes every hour, the alternator — which makes 80 or 100 amps — is going to recharge the battery and more than make up for the power that the heated seat uses. In fact, if you cycle the engine as you describe — 15 minutes on, 45 minutes off — you probably could safely use both seat heaters indefinitely. Or until you run out of gas. Now, I can’t guarantee this. Lower temperatures reduce battery life. An old battery or a faulty charging system could alter the equation. And it’s always wise to exercise caution in a situation that could result in your passing through the digestive system of a grizzly bear. But my guess is you’d probably be fine using both seat heaters until the mounted police arrived with their St. Bernards and flasks of Bartles and Jaymes.

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2012 Ford Fiesta five-speed. The check engine light is on, and the computers at AutoZone and Big O say it’s the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors. This will cost me about $850 to fix. I’m pretty middle class. Since I’d rather buy lottery tickets with my money, can I just have a guy take out the catalytic converter and put in a straight pipe? We don’t have emissions testing where I live, in Indiana. Please tell me how dangerous it is to drive with a “bad” catalytic converter. Will it destroy my engine? Will fumes back up into my front seat and make me drive into opposing traffic? Thanks. — Marlyce Here’s the good news, Marlyce: Driving with a plugged-up catalytic converter shouldn’t permanently harm your car. At some point, if the converter gets completely plugged up, it’ll diminish your power. And eventually it’ll prevent the car from running at all. It’d be like having a potato in your tailpipe. Then you’ll have to remove the converter if you want the car to run again. As long as the exhaust system is intact, without leaks, you won’t get any fumes in the passenger compartment. Of course, the same can’t be said for the poor jamokes who are driving behind you. The bad news, Marlyce, is that it’s illegal

to remove your catalytic converter. Federal law sets baseline emissions requirements for all cars in the United States, and gasolinepowered cars can’t meet those emissions requirements without catalytic converters. States are welcome to set emissions limits that are more strict than federal law, but not less strict. So you would be a criminal, even in Indiana, Marlyce. Now, in reality, since Indiana does not require emissions testing, it’s unclear to me how you would ever get caught. But you’d still have to wrestle with something known as your conscience. So it’s your choice. You could save $850 but increase the chances that you, your kids and your neighbors will get asthma, brain tumors and mutated DNA. Or you could spend the $850, sleep well at night, but wake up every morning and wish you had an extra $850. You don’t say how many miles are on your Fiesta. But emissions components — including catalytic converters and oxygen sensors — are all warranted for eight years or 80,000 miles. So if you’ve got 79,999 miles on the odometer, have it flat-bedded to the dealer and get that stuff replaced for free. If you’re out of warranty, I can’t tell you what to do. But if I could, I’d tell you to be a good citizen and replace the converter. Visit

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How did you find your current job? I was teaching over in Europe and came back, and the principal [at Dr. Crisp] called me up to see if I’d be interested in the job. Being a music teacher in town, I got to know [Symphony New Hampshire] and the director there. The symphony actually named me Music Educator of the Year in 2017. … The director approached Frank Iovieno is a music teacher at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in me last year and asked me if I wanted to Nashua. When he’s not in the classroom, he works as the orchestra librarian for take on the position at the library.

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Symphony New Hampshire, also in Nashua. Can you explain what your current job is? I have a couple jobs. I’m a music teacher at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, where I do general classroom music, band and chorus. And then I’m a part-time librarian for Symphony New Hampshire. As a librarian, I manage and send out the music for the orchestra. Sometimes we rent the sheet music, borrow it from other symphonies or buy it outright. I have to make sure we get the music out in time for all the players to be able to practice.

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What’s the best piece of work-related What is your typical at-work uniform? How long have you worked there? advice anyone’s ever given you? Khakis and a shirt. I just finished my 10th year teaching at I think just plan and organize yourself, Dr. Crisp, and I’ll be going into my 11th and know when to say “yes” and when to What was the first job you ever had? next year. I took over the library late last say “no” and work with your strengths. My first job was over in Hollis teachyear. ing music for the high school and starting What do you wish you’d known at the a theater program for the elementary and How did you get interested in this field? beginning of your career? middle schools. I saw the music teachers at my school If we’re talking about the library, I’d — Scott Murphy growing up, and they always seemed to say how much paper shuffling has to have a good time. I enjoyed music and go on sometimes. If we’re talking about thought it’d be a great career. teaching, then I’d say how much things What are you into right now? are going to change. Education has What kind of education or training did changed a lot since I first started teach- My wife and I have an old house in Nashyou need for this job? ua and we’ve been working on that. It was ing in the ’80s. I have a music teaching degree from built in 1840.



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• New Vietnamese option: Noodle Bar, the Asian fusion eatery that opened in the former space of Gale Motor Co. Eatery (36 Lowell St., Manchester) earlier this year, has closed and will reopen later this month with a focus on Vietnamese cuisine. New owner Trumin Nguyen purchased the restaurant from Dave Spagnuolo and Stacey Murphy on June 26 and is working on revising the menu and renovating the space to open by mid to late July as Buba Noodle Bar (“Buba” stands for “Be Unique, Be Authentic,” he said). Nguyen came to the United States from Vietnam about 10 years ago and worked for his aunt at her Vietnamese restaurant, Thanh Thanh 2, in Portland, Maine. He has been cooking since he was 10 years old. The new menu will still include pork belly bao buns, which were popular even going back to the restaurant’s days as Gale Motor Co. Eatery, but Nguyen is also adding pho, spring rolls, fried egg rolls, seafood dishes like mussels with white wine, and Vietnamese sandwiches with pork or chicken, and pickles, carrots, daikons, cucumbers and cilantro. “I’m hoping to offer people [the opportunity] to enjoy some real authentic Vietnamese food,” Nguyen said. “Vietnamese is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, because they use a lot of herbs and vegetables and balance them out with proteins. They don’t use a lot of oil or dairy in their cooking.” Buba Noodle Bar is expected to be open for lunch and dinner six days a week. Visit for updates on its progress. • Burundi coffee talk: Join A&E Coffee & Tea and Burundi Friends International for a discussion and coffee tasting on Friday, July 13, at 12:30 p.m. at A&E’s Goffstown cafe in Apotheca Flowers (24 Main St., Goffstown). Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, founder of Burundi Friends International and owner of JNP Coffee Importers, will discuss the history of Burundi coffee and how coffee is making a world of difference for the people of the small African nation. Visit aeroastery. com for more details. • Beer or bourbon?: The Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford) is teaming up with Founders Brewing Co. and Cleveland Whiskey for a Beer vs. Bourbon Rivalry Dinner on Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Each of the dinner’s five courses will be paired with a sampling of beer and bourbon. Diners will be in charge of 34 Looking for more food and drink fun? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and HIPPO | JULY 12 - 18, 2018 | PAGE 30

Discover new craft beers and talk to local brewers face to face at the New Hampshire Brewers Festival, which will feature nearly 50 of the state’s 76 licensed breweries when it returns to Kiwanis Waterfront Park in Concord on Saturday, July 14. “This will be the largest collection of all New Hampshire brewers in one festival,” said CJ White, executive director of the New Hampshire Brewers Association, which hosts the 21+ only event. “We pull from everywhere throughout the state, too, so it’s great for craft beer lovers who may not be able to visit certain breweries because they are too far away.” This year’s lineup features a combination of breweries that have appeared in the past, as well as new ones that have obtained licenses to pour since last year’s festival, like Loaded Question Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, Kettlehead Brewing Co. in Tilton, Long Blue Cat Brewing Co. in Londonderry, Polyculture Brewing Co. in Croydon and others. “The majority of people doing the pouring are the brewers themselves or their sales managers, so you get to actually see the person behind the beer and talk with them,” White said. “All of the brewers try to bring things that are unique and not their normal stuff that you can easily get at the bottle shops or in the tasting rooms.” White said more than a dozen of the breweries even plan special releases specifically for the festival. Blasty Bough Brewing Co. in Epsom, for example, will pour a sour beer using grapes grown on its own farm. Owner Dave Stewart opened the farm-to-kettle nanobrewery in February on the grounds of McClary Hill Farm. Others include Henniker Brewing Co., which White said is partnering with a local farm to produce a beer with strawberry rhubarb. Owners of a few craft breweries that haven’t opened for business yet — including To Share 5th annual New Hampshire Brewers Festival When: Saturday, July 14, 1 to 4 p.m. (VIP ticket-holders admitted at noon) Where: Kiwanis Waterfront Park, 15 Loudon Road, Concord (behind the Douglas N. Everett Arena) Cost: General admission is $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the festival; VIP admission is $60; Designated driver admission is $20 (must be 21 years or older). Visit: events/nhbrewersfestival

Brewing Co. in Manchester and Post & Beam Brewing Co. in Peterborough — will also be attending but not pouring at the festival. White said the most updated New Hampshire Beer Trail will be released during the festival. Craft beer lovers can visit breweries across the state, get “stamps” in their brewery passport, and receive prizes depending on how many they visit. In addition to the craft beers, the event will include raffles, food vendors from local food trucks, music from 92.5/102.3 FM The River, a dunk-a-brewer challenge and other games and activities. “If you want a true taste of New Hampshire beer, this will be the place that will have the most amount,” White said. “We try to stress that it’s ‘for the brewers, by the brewers,’ and proceeds benefit our efforts to help sustain the craft beer community.” For advice on how to navigate a festival, check out the Drinks column on page 36.

Talking brews at a past festival. Photo courtesy of the New Hampshire Brewers Association.

Participating breweries 603 Brewery (Londonderry, 7th Settlement Brewery (Dover, Aigean Ales (Manchester, Bad Lab Beer Co. (Somersworth, badlabbeer. com) Backyard Brewery & Kitchen (Manchester, Blasty Bough Brewing Co. (Epsom, Branch and Blade Brewing (Keene, Canterbury Aleworks (Canterbury, Chapel + Main (Dover, Concord Craft Brewing Co. (Concord, Earth Eagle Brewings (Portsmouth, Empty Pint Brewing Co. (Dover, Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille (New London, Garrison City Beerworks (Dover, Granite Roots Brewing (Troy, Great North Aleworks (Manchester, Great Rhythm Brewing Co. (Portsmouth, Henniker Brewing Co. (Henniker, Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co. (West Ossipee, Kelsen Brewing Co. (Derry, kelsenbrewing. com) Kettlehead Brewing Co. (Tilton,

Liars Bench Beer Co. (Portsmouth, Lithermans Limited (Concord, lithermans. beer) Loaded Question Brewing Co. (Portsmouth, Long Blue Cat Brewing Co. (Londonderry, Martha’s Exchange Restaurant & Brewing Co. (Nashua, Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. (North Conway, Oddball Brewing Co. (Suncook, Out.Haus Ales (Northwood, Pipe Dream Brewing (Londonderry, Polyculture Brewing Co. (Croydon, The Portsmouth Brewery (Portsmouth, Rockingham Brewing Co. (Derry, Schilling Beer Co. (Littleton, schillingbeer. com) Stark Brewing Co. (Manchester, Stoneface Brewing Co. (Newington, Throwback Brewery (North Hampton, Tuckerman Brewing Co. (Conway, White Birch Brewing (Nashua, Woodman’s Brewery (Bristol, find them on Facebook) Woodstock Inn Brewery (North Woodstock,

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Cory Boutin of Hudson has been in the pizza business his whole working life, delivering and cooking pizzas as a teenager before becoming co-owner of Mike’s Pie in Hudson. Now a new business venture — a wood-fired pizza oven trailer built by Boutin himself — will give him the opportunity to cater big events while offering a customized menu of pizzas, appetizers, salads and desserts. The Brick Oven Baking Co. is a 16-footlong, eight-and-a-half-foot-wide and 11-foot-tall trailer complete with a woodfired oven and ordering window. After selling Mike’s Pie in January, Boutin got to work on the recently completed trailer, along with the help of several New Hampshire businesses, including Granite State Trailers of Winchester for the trailer, True Brick Ovens of Wolfeboro for the pizza oven and Mark Ketchen Jr. of Ketchen Building & Remodeling of Newton for much of the trailer’s interior. The oven itself was built first, with the rest of the structure built around it, he said. Boutin, who also owns Benson’s Bakery & Cafe on Central Street in Hudson with his wife Emily, said he had the idea to build his own pizza trailer after hiring one for his wedding rehearsal dinner. “I’ve always wanted to be self-employed, and this just kind of makes it easier,” he said. “[At Mike’s Pie], we had like 30-something items that we sold, but here I can focus on making a few items really good with as much local ingredients as I can.” The Brick Oven Baking Co. will appear at just about any type of event requested, Boutin said. While Neapolitan-style woodfired pizzas will be the main staple – with vegan options available as well – he said he

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For 10 albums as of this count, Pennsylvania-based husband and wife guitarist team Don and (main songwriter) Karen Peris have ladled bright, pastel colored wombat-folk into the cultural slipstream, and at least Sufjan Stevens has taken notice, calling them “moving and profound.” It’s a dawdling, unhurried vibe that speaks of rainy days and kids’ books, or, as Stevens put it, “incandescent bulbs and rowboats.” You’ve heard them on Party of Five, Grey’s Anatomy and all that stuff, but this is a bit more lush, layered with two of their kids contributing viola and violin. That’s not to say it’s sweeping; the unplugged, finger-picked guitars are still spare, lazing and fluffy, a hint of dream-pop creeping into “Shadow of the Pines,” some melodica tossed into a subtly ambitious “Light of Winter.” The short uptake is French café of a sort, but Americanized for the bug-eyed among us. Pretty escapism for dreamers. A — Eric W. Saeger Sophie, Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides (MSMSMSM Records)

Like a cross between Devo and Goldfrapp, this Los Angeles producer (who’s done Madonna, Vince Staples, others) is part plastic and part deeply, weepingly organic. She wears plastic wigs, doesn’t much deal with people at all, and makes her lilting/ highly danceable stuff by building tracks on an Elektron Monomachine, attempting to conjure “latex, balloons, bubbles, metal, plastic, [and] elastic.” She’s quite successful at that, starting with album opener “It’s OK to Cry,” which, with its rapid, descending arpeggios, denotes falling snow and seeing light through the deepest depression. “Ponyboy” is far more bizarre but still accessible, combining a stomping jackboot-goth beat with flashes of snap4.69”wide x 2.6” high dance, hip-hop and out-of-controlHIPPO sampling, in other Horizontal 1/8words page avant-noise-pop the way it was meant to be. “Faceshopping” begins pure cacophony, like something out of a Throbbing Lobster compilation intended for Generation iPhone, then turns into a demolished version of America’s Got Talent shlock. Worth every minute of listening time. A+ — Eric W. Saeger

PLAYLIST A seriously abridged compendium of recent and future CD releases • For July 13, we start with Deafheaven, the San Francisco blackmetal guys who took over the hipster world when they released Sunbather a few years ago. Remember that? It was like, some skinny jeans dude was in a record store, looking for Pavement albums or just a cheap sledgehammer to bash his ears in, which has basically the same aesthetic effect, and he took a wrong turn, and accidentally bought a Deafheaven album. He got it home, listened to it, and figured that this black metal stuff was as bad as anything else, so he started tweeting and instagramming all his stupid friends in Brooklyn, and voila, a new sensation, ladies and gentlemen. The new album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, has a single, called “Canary Yellow,” and it starts off like a chill Cure song from circa 1982, and then you get the screamo, and it’s instantly dumb. The sum effect of this black-metal/shoegaze style is pretty awful, like all the stuff I used to get from Epitaph Records, who had a budget consisting of spare change stolen from gumball machines. So, if you can’t wait for the next Deafheaven thingamajig, go listen to that stuff, it’s even worse. • It turns out that Cowboy Junkies won’t be coming to Tupelo Music Hall this year to push their new LP All That Reckoning. One of the guys broke an arm, so the 2018 tour got pushed back, so they won’t be in New Hampshire, but you can enjoy their new single, “The Things We Do To Each Other,” if you have a device that attaches to the online whatever. It’s strummy and Dylan-esque, but there’s some quirky glitch, so at least it’s not boring. • Dirty Projectors are on Domino Records, meaning you’re supposed to think they’re cool. Their new LP, Lamp Lit Prose, includes the tune “Break-Thru,” which tables bizarre rubber-band-y samples, super-nerdy singing and some boyband components. It’s either a misguided attempt to make fun of 5 Seconds of Summer or they’re just trying to tick me off, which didn’t work. • Did all you hepcats know that Sonic Youth girl Kim Gordon is in a noise duo called Body/Head with Bill Nace? It’s true, and so they have a new album coming out on July 13, titled The Switch. Also, do you remember the part in the movie Juno when the Canadian midget girl was saying how she thought Sonic Youth kind of sucked? It was my favorite part of the movie, because I agree with that sentiment in every way. Unfortunately, that makes me an “outcast,” or, if you prefer, an “idiot,” but it’s a cross I have to bear. See, being that my parents both got their master’s degrees in music at the New England Conservatory, they spoiled my hearing with all kinds of yucky Brahms and Bach, so now I can’t be cool. Like, I listened to this album’s spotlight track, “You Don’t Need,” and it seemed to me it was just hearing-test drone, like Sunn(((O))), but crummy and cheap. Will I ever be cool enough to enjoy post-postmodernist claptrap, or is it hopeless? Stay tuned. — Eric W. Saeger

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Warner has been home to more than 100 authors over the years, many of whom lived on Kearsarge Mountain Road on Tory Hill. The Tory Hill Authors Series pays tribute to that part of Warner’s history. The annual summer series sponsored by the Warner Historical Society returns for its ninth year with a lineup of four author events, held on Saturdays, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25, at the Warner Town Hall. It features local and nationally known authors who come to read from and discuss their books and personal experiences. “Some authors read from their recently published work or work that they’re currently working on,” Rebecca Courser, Warner Historical Society executive director, said. “Sometimes, they’re just happy to sit down and talk about their process of writing.” After the author’s presentation, there is a 20- to 30-minute question-and-answer period, followed by a book signing with books available for purchase and a meet-and-greet and dessert social. The series kicks off with Joyce Maynard on July 14. Maynard is the author of 16 books including At Home in the World, the bestselling memoir about her relationship with author J.D. Salinger at age 18, and novels To Die For and Labor Day, both of which were adapted for film. Her latest book, The Best of Us, published last September, is a memoir about finding love in her late 50s with her second husband, who died of pancreatic cancer two years after they were married. “I’ll be talking about all of my work, my writing life and my writing process,” Maynard said. “Usually, people who come to hear me are also interested in writing themselves, and they like to ask me about things and hear my ideas.” Maynard currently lives in California but grew up in Durham and lived in New Hampshire for much of her adult life. “A number of my novels have been set in New Hampshire or New England. It’s the place I go back to again and again,” she said. “It’s really special to get to speak for the audience there in a place that’s so close to home.” The next event on July 28 will feature Thacher Hurd, who has written and illustrated more than 25 children’s books, including Art Dog; Mama Don’t Allow, which is on Time Magazine’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time list; Mystery on the Docks; and Zoom City, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He

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lives in California but was born in Vermont and still spends his summers there. The Aug. 11 event will be different from the rest; filmmaker Jay Craven will pay tribute to Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher, who died in January 2017. Mosher participated in the Tory Hill Author Series in 2012. His last book, Points North: Stories, published in January 2018, is a collection of stories revolving around the fictional Kinneson family of the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, made famous in many of his books over the years. Craven worked closely with Mosher and produced five films based on his stories. At the event, he will reflect on their 28-year collaboration and show his first Mosher feature film, Where the Rivers Flow North. The final event on Aug. 25 will spotlight Stephen P. Kiernan of Vermont, author of novels The Hummingbird and The Curiosity and nonfiction books Last Rights and Authentic Patriotism. His most recent work The Baker’s Secret was published in May 2017. Courser said the series is a unique opportunity to listen and talk to well-known authors in an intimate setting. “The writer may talk about things that are very humorous, or they may talk about something deeply personal,” she said. “People have laughed. People have cried. [The authors’] stories and experiences touch on things within yourself, in your own life.” MainStreet BookEnds bookstore (16 E. Main St.) will have additional copies of books signed by the authors available for purchase following the events.




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It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy, so there’s no better timing for a book that justifies a couple of slow-mo days spent doing absolutely nothing — maybe even weeks, if your finances allow. Unfortunately, The Art of the Wasted Day promises to be such a book but doesn’t exactly deliver. Patricia Hampl sets out to examine four worthy docents of leisure — the inventor of the essay, Michel Montaigne, and three lesser-known others — and to figure out why their retreat from the rat race resonates today. All well and good and interesting. But Hampl strays off topic so wildly and so frequently, dipping into family stories that have nothing to do with the subject, that the book at times feels like a maze, full of cryptic turns and dead-ends that are as out of place as a clown at a funeral. That’s not to say that Hampl’s family stories aren’t interesting; many are, and Hampl, a longtime journalist and essayist from Minnesota, is a graceful writer who can dazzle with an unexpected turn of phrase. But there comes a point, as in her reflections on a long-dead relative who was killed in a horrific factory accident, when even the most absorbed reader has to question what that incident is doing in this book. More interesting are the histories of Hampl’s celebrated day-wasters: Montaigne, who sequestered himself in a French tower to invent a new literary form; Gregor Mendel, the Austrian monk whose placid study of edible peas made him the father of modern-day genetics posthumously; and a pair of 18th-century Irish women whose abrupt withdrawal from society was at first scandalous but ultimately admired. Hampl begins the exploration by establishing her credentials as a time-waster. At age 8 she discovered that daydreaming was “an occasion of sin” in the Baltimore Catechism, but she refuses to repent, recognizing that daydreaming is just a shabby way to describe “the life of the mind,” or, in religious terms, the inner voice of conscience. “I don’t hesitate. I throw my lot with the occasion of sin,” she writes. Later, Hampl reflects on the busy-busybusyness of modern life, life as a to-do list, in which we have “time for vignettes, but not for narrative arcs.” “Whole decades can go this way — and have — not just in domestic detail, but awash in the brackish flotsam of endeavor, failure and success, responsibility and reward. My work, as I say, with foolish vanity.”

Longing to escape “the gnats of need buzzing,” Hampl feels compelled to become acquainted with those who did, and she sets off to explore the haunts of “the Ladies of Llangollen” — hereinafter called simply “the Ladies.” They were Sarah Ponsonby and Eleanor Butler, and some historians have labeled them lovers, but when the women retreated together in 1778 they simply said they wanted to retire from life, at the ripe old ages of 23 and 39. They settled into a five-room cottage and garden called Plas Newydd in Llangollen, Wales, and proceeded to live there blissfully for nearly five decades, although not with the anonymity they’d coveted. They were called “the most celebrated virgins in Europe” and were plagued with famous visitors, to include William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott, and even got the attention of Queen Charlotte. (Where’s the blockbuster movie about this pair, I wonder.) After many unrelated asides, frequently punctuated by italicized conversations with her late husband, Hampl then takes us to the haunts of Gregor Mendel, explaining how a timid and empathetic man who had to go to bed for a month after working in a hospital (“the sight of so much suffering pulverized his own spirit”) retreated to religious life, but indulged in passion for science in his garden, where he studied the reproduction of peas. Studying Mendel’s handwritten charts, Hampl found “not evidence of genetic theory, but of patience, tenderness. A gentle soul, a gardener.” In short, a person who could “waste” a day puttering about with plants but later be elevated to the heights of Darwin in the history of science. Likewise, Montaigne’s fame came about through his puttering, or, as he put it, his “meddling with writing.” At 38, he had lost his father, five daughters, a brother and a beloved friend. (He also came close to death himself after falling from a horse.) Loss led to a reordering of priorities and a retreat into his chateau and tower, which Hampl visits. Hampl is cerebral and erudite, and at the book’s close, she beautifully interprets the last line of a poem called “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota.” The line is “I have wasted my life.” Her point, which is ever more important in an era of noise and bustle, is that what we sometimes consider a wasted day is not the frivolous side dish, but the entrée itself. It’s an imperfect book, but a perfect message for a lazy summer month. B — Jennifer Graham


• Factory revolution: Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) welcomes Spencer Wise on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Wise will discuss his book, The Emperor of Shoes, which tells the story of Alex, a young man living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory. Alex must decide where his loyalties lie after he develops a relationship with a seamstress named Ivy, who is pushing for political change. Call 836-6600 or visit • Surviving the White Mountains: Sandy Stott visits Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. to present her book Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains. The book is a celebration and history of the search and rescue workers who save lives in the White Mountains and an exploration of why and how hikers end up in peril. Stott is the “Accidents” editor for the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Critical Hours was selected as one of the Best Books for Spring 2018 by Outside magazine. Visit or call 224-0562. • Tomato tale: Mark Hoffmann will be at MainStreet BookEnds (16 E. Main St., Warner) on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. to present his children’s picture book Fruit Bowl. It follows a tomato who wants to prove to a bunch of fruit that he belongs with them in the fruit bowl. Call 456-2700 or visit • Author talks rail trails: The Derry Public Library will host Charles F. Martin on Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. Martin will discuss his guidebook New Hampshire Rail Trails, which includes descriptions, histories, maps and photographs for the state’s large network of rail trails. He has coordinated with Rail Trail volunteers throughout the state and has been president of the New Hampshire Rail Trails Coalition. Call 432-6140 or visit — Angie Sykeny

Books Author Events • DAVID W. MOORE Author presents Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World - And Won. Thurs., July 12, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit or call 224-0562. • STEPHANIE STOREY Author presents Oil and Marble. Thurs., July 12, 6 to 8 p.m. XO Bistro , 827 Elm St. , Manchester. $30. Visit stephanie-storey. • JOYCE MAYNARD Part of The Tory Hill Authors Series. Sat., July 14, 7 p.m. Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. , Warner. Tickets are $10 each or four for $32. Visit • MARK HOFFMAN Author presents Fruit Bowl. Sun., July 15, 2 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit

• CHARLES F. MARTIN Author presents New Hampshire Rail Trails. Mon., July 16, 6:30 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Visit derrypl. org. • DAN SZCZESNY Author presents The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Wed., July 18, 6 p.m. Nesmith Library , 8 Fellows Road, Windham. Visit • SANDY STOTT Author presents Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains. Thurs., July 19, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit or call 224-0562. • DAN SZCZESNY Author presents The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Mon., July 23, 7 p.m. Hampstead Public Library , 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead. Visit

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Scott Lang suits up once again in Ant-Man and the Wasp, a low-pressure second entry in one of Marvel’s pretty-good-iest sub-franchises. Scott (Paul Rudd) is near the end of a two-year house-arrest sentence that resulted from his Sokovia Accords-breaking actions back in Captain America: Civil War. He has used the time wisely, starting a business, X-Con Security, with fellow ex-cons Luis (Michael Peña), Dave (Tip “T.I.” Harris) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian), and renewing his relationship with his young daughter, Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson). On her visits, Scott entertains her with closeup magic and elaborate box forts and other house-bound amusements, as he explains to FBI agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), the agent who keeps tabs on him. Even Scott’s relationship with his ex, Cassie’s mom Maggie (Judy Greer), and her new husband Paxton (Bobby Cannavale), is going well —she defends Scott when the FBI shows up to search his home after he accidentally trips his ankle bracelet alarm. The relationships that aren’t so solid are Scott’s friendship with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his friendship-plus-something-more? with Hank’s daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). They are on the run from the FBI and he has had no contact — Ant-Man-related or otherwise — with the Pym family but he does apparently have their number on his hidden burner phone. He makes a call to Hank after suddenly having a dream/vision or something wherein he seemed to briefly inhabit Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), Hank’s wife, who has been lost since going sub-atomically small in her Wasp suit (which, like Ant-Man’s suit, allows her to grow supersized or shrink molecule-small) decades earlier. She is stuck in the Quantum Realm, where Scott himself also went briefly at the end of the previous movie. Scott’s vision and phone call coincide with the moment that Hank and Hope

I’m not getting balloon-in-hair mild static cling between Scott and Hope. Hope and Hank’s relationship feels equally underdeveloped — there’s a little antagonism, there’s a little Team Pym, but the family stuff (to include their drive to find Janet) feels more sketched out than colored in. As for Hank and Scott’s relationship, I have no idea what it’s supposed to be — mentor and estranged mentee? Colleagues? • The movie feels antagonist heavy. You have Ghost as kind of an immediate threat. There’s Scott versus the FBI, whose agents frequently check in on him as he nears the end of his house arrest. Then there’s Sonny, a discount Boyd Crowder, and his vague plan to sell the quantum stuff to bad people. Every time he showed up, I found that I had forgotten that Sonny and his crew were a part of this movie. Ghost being just one person and the FBI still basically being in the white hat column, I guess this movie needed someone with enough henchmen to get beaten up and participate in crash-heavy car chases without us feeling conflicted. But Sonny and company don’t feel integral to the plot. The movie also lacks some of the energy overall that I remember from the first. I happened to catch a little of the 2015 AntMan recently and there is definitely a sense of playfulness and sparkle that is missing from this movie. Even the visual humor, the way the movie uses size for both dramatic and comic purposes, isn’t as sharp. But none of these quibbles are fatal flaws. The movie is fun without being great, which I feel like has become the theme of this summer but it works here. Or, at least, the charm of Paul Rudd, the delightfulness of Michael Peña and the totally fine-ness of everything else works enough, enough to make it all a B. Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence, according to the MPAA. Directed by Peyton Reed and written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Paul Rudd & Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, Ant-Man and the Wasp is an hour and 58 minutes long and distributed by Walt Disney Studios.


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• Home & back: Now based in Memphis, blues powerhouse Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band are on a southto-north tour with stops in New England. As a bonus, Chris Hersch (Girls, Guns & Glory, Say Darling) joins the Boston Music Award-winning group for this brief jaunt. Curran is a soulful dynamo, and her return shows are always a treat. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., Nelson’s Candies / Local’s Cafe, 65 Main St, Wilton. Tickets for the BYOB event are $25 at • The wind-up: Enjoy 90 minutes of laughs at the ballpark as comedians Rob Steen, Mark Scalia and Paul Landwehr deliver the jokes at an event dubbed Leave ‘Em In Stitches (like a baseball — get it?). Steen is the major domo of New Hampshire’s comedy scene, Scalia’s a 27-year veteran of Boston clubs and Landwehr is a rising star and Manchester native. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, One Line Drive, Manchester. Tickets $15 at • From the heart: My First Rodeo is the first full-length album from Annie Brobst, but the country singer has been turning heads for a long time, winning a NEMA in 2017 and being named WOKQ’s Hometown Riser and New England Country Music’s Local Female Artist of the Year in 2018. A video for the LP’s lead single “Love You More” will drop July 15. See Brobst on Friday, July 13, 9 p.m., Derryfield Restaurant, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. Check Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at

Dead Harrison may be the best local band you’ve never seen. Taking cues from early 1970s proto-metal — the lead track of their new EP All For None could be a Master of Reality outtake — and goth rock like Type O Negative and Corrosion of Conformity, the Nashua trio has stellar studio work on their resume, but few live dates. That’s changing, and their profile will be raised even more with the release of a craft beer bearing their name, and a show to celebrate it. Andre Dumont, Dead Harrison drummer and lead singer, met Litherman’s Brewing co-founder Michael Hauptly-Pierce when he played with The Chemical Distance, before turning from music to beer in 2013. The two remained friends and one day Dumont came up with an idea and bounced it off him. “It was just like that,” Dumont said in a recent phone interview. “I went, ‘Hey, Michael, do you want to do a beer with Dead Harrison?’ — and he was like, ‘Yeah!’” Named after one of their songs, Dead Harrison End of the Blood-Lime is a blood orange and lime flavored cream ale that tastes a bit more summery than implied by the erupting red volcano with dripping lava label artwork that Steve Lee created for it. It is consistent, though, with Dumont’s vision for his band — one he describes as bringing light to the darkness. “You can feel like there is that ominous presence that’s always around, like the monster working in the shadows just waiting to do its thing,” he said, “but there is almost an uplifting side to the storytelling of it; that it’s not the end, and there are things we can do. … We can be better and push through.”

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Thus the resolute, won’t-go-downwithout-a-fight Sturm und Drang of “The Struggle” — one of three songs on the new EP — is capped with an admonition: “Let’s begin to live, let’s begin to care.” The tension between doom rock and hope is one of the reasons the band changed its name a few years back. Originally, they were to be called Dead Rising, but it was the copyrighted name of a video game. So they put that through a Latin translator and got “Mortus Ortus,” which turned out to be more confusing than compelling. “Everybody thought we were a black metal band — ‘oooh, scary’ — and we’re really not that,” Dumont said. Again, he fed the name through a translator, this time Latin to English; the exercise yielded “Dead Have Arisen.” That was alliterated into Dead Harrison, when the ex-Beatle popped into Dumont’s head. “It had a dark beginning but an uplifting swing [and] I was like, ‘This is the magic one I think,’” he said. “Third time’s the charm.” The beer release party happens on a perfectly doom-y day: Friday, July 13. It’s happening at Concord’s Area 23 and is presented by Triple Moon Entertainment, run by local promoter Eleanor Luna. The event will include sets from pun-prog quartet Conduit, alt ravers The Negrons and apocalyptic theatrical rockers Blackletter. Two days after the show, Dead Harrison will play acoustic at Litherman’s Concord brewpub. Later in the month, they’re among 10 competitors in the Merrimack Valley Battle of the Bands, happening July 21 in Nashua’s Railroad Square. The winner gets premium studio time, and the group is gearing up hard for the event.

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All quotes are from lyrics written by Dorothy Fields, born July 15, 1905. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Hey big spender / Spend a little time with me / Wouldn’t you like to have fun, fun, fun / How’s about a few laughs, laughs / I could show you a good time / Let me show you a good time! —Big Spender You can have a good time for less. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Gee, but it’s tough to be broke, kid / It’s not a joke, kid, it’s a curse / My luck is changing, it’s gotten from / simply rotten to something worse / Who knows, someday I will win too / I’ll begin to reach my prime —I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Ride the ups and downs. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) I like every single thing about you / Without a doubt you are like a dream / In my mind I find a picture of us as a team / Ever since the hour of our meeting / I’ve been repeating a silly phrase / Hoping that you’ll understand me one of these days. —Don’t Blame Me Mix in some new phrases for added effectiveness. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Some day, when I’m awfully low, / When the world is cold, / I will feel a glow just thinking of you / And the way you look tonight. / You’re lovely, with your smile so warm / And your cheeks so soft, / There is nothing for me but to love you, / And the way you look tonight. —The Way You Look Tonight You’re looking good. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Never gonna dance / Only gonna love / Never gonna dance / I’ll put my shoes on beautiful trees / I’ll give my rhythm back to the breeze / My dinner clothes may dine where they please / For all I really want is you —Never Gonna Dance You can dance and love. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) I can’t give you anything but love, baby / That’s the only thing I’ve plenty of, baby / Dream a while, scheme a while / We’re sure to find / happiness and I guess




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Want to get away?

Many citizens of the world are weary of the war and strife that seem to be consuming the news, and about 200,000 of them have already signed up to put it all in the rear-view mirror by becoming citizens of Asgardia. This coming-soon colony on the moon is led by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian engineer, computer scientist and businessman who was inaugurated as its leader on June 25 in Vienna. Asgardia’s parliament plans to set up “space arks” with artificial gravity in the next 10 to 15 years, where its projected 150 million citizens can live permanently, Reuters reports, and Ashurbeyli hopes settlement on the moon will be complete within 25 years. Asgardia is named after Asgard, a “world in the sky” in Norse mythology. Its leaders hope to attract a population from among the “most creative” in humanity, perhaps using “IQ tests,” according to Ashurbeyli. Best of all: For the time being, becoming a citizen online is free.


Susan Allan of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, was driving with her son on May 9, enjoying the beautiful weather with the sunroof open, when they were suddenly hit with a cold material that smelled to them like feces mixed with chlorine. “Like a clean poop smell if that’s possible,” Allan told Vice. “My son threw up, and we had so much in our faces. Both of us, our faces were covered in poop.” Apparently, poop is falling from the sky all over Canada; Transport Canada has received 18 such reports this year. But the government has not issued an explanation for the phenomenon. Allan thinks it is related to airplanes flying overhead and the Canadian government is covering it up. But Transport Canada pooh-poohed her theory and has declined to comment further.

Oh, fudge

KCCI TV in Des Moines, Iowa, reported on June 27 the loss of a tractor-trailer load of chocolate when the truck caught fire near Dexter, Iowa. The trailer, full of chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was westbound when it experienced brake problems that caused it to ignite. The driver pulled off and was able to detach the trailer from the cab before it caught fire. No injuries were reported, except to the chocolate, which was a total loss.

Weird science


Montgomery, Alabama, resident Kayla Rahn, 30, had been trying for months to lose weight, but instead experienced dramatic weight gain and pain in her stomach. She became out of breath just taking a short walk. Finally, in May, Rahn’s mother took her to the emergency room at Jackson Hospital, where doctors discovered a growth attached to her ovary and removed what turned out to be a 50-pound, benign cyst, reported WSFA 12

News. The cyst resembled a large watermelon in size. “This is one of the largest I have ever seen,” Dr. Gregory Jones told reporters. “We are very excited things went well for her.”

cream covered with sprinkles and enclosed in cotton candy. Maybe the sugar rush was too much for the players; they lost 5-3 to the Altoona (Pennsylvania) Curve.

Litigious society

Airport nudity

In Norman’s Bay, East Sussex, England, Nigel and Sheila Jacklin are studiously keeping their eyes down after being threatened with prosecution if they look at their neighbors’ house — an adjoining property bought five years ago by Dr. Stephane Duckett and Norinne Betjemann. The Jacklins, 26-year residents of the beachfront community, had repeatedly complained to authorities about noisy builders, verbal abuse and light pollution as Duckett and Betjemann turned a former workshop into a weekend retreat. In June, The Sun reported that after police were called into the dispute, the Rother District Council sent the Jacklins a “community protection warning” that defines an “exclusion zone” around Duckett and Betjemann’s home, forcing the Jacklins to take a roundabout route to the beach. Nigel Jacklin said: “We can’t walk to and from the beach or through the village without fear of being prosecuted.” The Jacklins plan to fight the order.

Weird food

Minor league baseball teams come up with some wacky promotional ideas, and “Sugar Rush Night” at the Erie (Pennsylvania) SeaWolves game on June 23 didn’t disappoint. WNEP TV noted that one highlight was the cotton candy hot dog: a wiener nestled in a cloud of cotton candy, then sprinkled with Nerds candies. Brave SeaWolves fans could top off the meal with a cotton candy ball: ice

Travelers aboard a Delta Air Lines flight that had just landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on June 26 were startled when a nearly naked man ran up to their plane and jumped onto a wing, then attempted to open an emergency exit. Jhyrin Jones, 19, had scaled a fence topped with razor wire to reach the runway; just minutes before, he had jumped on some parked cars at a nearby construction site and threatened to “kill y’all, I’m going to blow this place up, trust nobody, you better believe me,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A police report indicated Jones “appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.” He was charged with criminal trespass and public indecency, among other things.

Bright idea

“ARE YOU BLIND IT 25 MPH” is Ron Ward’s in-your-face (and grammatically lacking) attempt to slow down drivers along his street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ward has been making signs for years, neighbor Patrick Schmidt told FOX 17 in June. Ward claims, “By the time (drivers) hit this here driveway, they’re doing at least 50-55 miles an hour.” He just wants people to follow the Richmond Street speed limit. “Slow down, the whole neighborhood’s got kids,” he said. The City of Grand Rapids, however, has no specific plans for speed monitoring on the street. Visit

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