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The flag at the post office was at halfstaff earlier this week and so were all the others in our town. At several other places I stopped that day I noticed quite a few people asking why that was so. When the explanation was given — the tragic murders at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh — the response often was “Oh! That’s why.” That reaction, perhaps not as uncommon as one might hope, is symptomatic of a deeper uncertainty in these uncertain national times. Symbols have power only when they are understood. The United States flag is our most prominent and important national symbol. It stands for our country, our values, our heritage and our hopes. But it carries countless additional significances for Americans depending on their own experience and understanding of this country. To those who serve or have served in the military, it has a whole set of meanings. The same is true for those in official positions, elected office or service abroad. And for those traveling or living abroad, it is a welcome beacon. At times, however, it has also served as the banner of only one understanding of our country and its values, and has been used to divide one constituency from another. Its display — whether on political ads, lapel pins or banners — can invite and include or can repel and exclude. Sadly, we seem to lack a truly unifying symbol of our common citizenship these days. Our conversations, the media, and our public forums are full of laments over polarization, tribalism, and lack of civility. We either isolate or cause others to be isolated. And yet, at times of tragedy, whether caused by human violence or natural disaster, we come together to grieve and comfort one another. For such brief moments, we are one in our humanity. Tragedies, by their very power and impact, throw us back on ourselves and force us to confront reality. The reality of separation, of fierce opposition, of intolerance, of lack of regard for and respect of one another, these are starkly revealed in such horrors. As I contemplated our flag at halfstaff, there came to mind the words of John Donne: “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

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ON THE COVER 12 GAME OF BROOMS If you’ve ever wondered what curling is all about, go to a bonspiel — and if you don’t know what a bonspiel is, check out this guide to the basics of curling. There are several clubs in New Hampshire that offer the sport, and whether you want to learn to play or watch the action on ice, now is the season. ALSO ON THE COVER, find out what’s in store this ski season at the Ski Expo Extravaganza being held at McIntyre Ski Area, p. 21. ‘Tis the season for craft fairs, with several happening this weekend, p. 24. It’s also time to plan your Turkey Day eats, whether you want to dine out or bring prepared foods home, p 28.

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ACA enrollment

The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced that enrollment for the individual Health Insurance Marketplace is now open and will run through Saturday, Dec. 15. The department estimates that approximately 54,000 state residents will purchase health insurance coverage for 2019 in the individual market. Three insurance companies will offer individual plans on the New Hampshire Marketplace next year: Anthem, Ambetter from NH Healthy Families, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Residents must enroll by Dec. 15 for their coverage to begin on Jan. 1. Enrollment outside of this open enrollment period is only available 60 days following a qualifying life event. Depending on their income level, individuals who sign up during the open enrollment period may qualify for financial assistance for paying premiums and/or out-of-pocket costs for a health insurance plan bought through the Marketplace, or for nocost or low-cost coverage under the New Hampshire Granite Advantage Program. For more information, visit healthcare.gov or nh.gov/ insurance.

Campaign donations

Granite State Progress, a political advocacy organization in Concord, filed an election law complaint accusing the Friends of Chris Sununu committee of accepting $18,250 in illegal partnership donations. The group cited RSA 664:4, II, which prohibits political contributions from “any partnership as such or by any partner acting in behalf of such partnership.” State law defines a partnership as “an association of 2 or more persons to

carry on as co-owners a business for profit and includes, for all purposes of the laws of this state, a registered limited liability partnership.” Two finance reports released by the committee in 2017 indicate that the campaign received $7,000 from Gexa Energy; $4,250 from Nixon Peabody; and $7,000 from Keegan Werlin. The AP reported that Paul Collins, Sununu’s campaign manager, said the contributions are legal and were included in public reports released over a year ago.

Mental health plan

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services will publish its draft of the state’s new 10-Year Mental Health Plan on its website on Monday, Nov. 13, according to a news release. The department wrote that the plan is intended to be “responsive to the needs of people who receive mental health services and supports. … the department is taking additional time to ensure the final plan reflects all of the comments we’ve received from advocates, policymakers, and most importantly, the individuals and families who depend on the state’s mental health system.” A three-week public comment period will be open once the draft is online, followed by a final public input session on Monday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Concord. As of press time, the department said the specific location “will be announced shortly.” Visit dhhs.nh.gov.

Marijuana report

The Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana released its final report for consideration by New Hampshire lawmakers. According

to the report, the commission was formed in 2017 as a response to the “accelerating nationwide debate about legalization of marijuana/ cannabis at the state level.” The committee met 26 times to draft the report, which includes recommendations for how the state might approach legalizing recreational marijuana. The report doesn’t include a “formal up or down vote” on whether or not recreational marijuana should be legalized. Among its recommendations, the commission suggested using the term “cannabis” instead of the “slang term” marijuana, legal use be restricted to individuals age 21 and older, home growing be limited to six plants per individual and that the state create a regulatory “Cannabis Commission” with a full-time executive director and three part-time members. The report also includes cautions and concerns about legalization and calls for funding to conduct research on health, driving while impaired, workplace safety, crime rates, usage rates, school performance and impacts on quality of life and the “NH state brand.”

The AP reported that the industrial chemical PFAS was found to have contaminated groundwater beneath the New Hampshire Fire Academy training ground in Concord. These chemicals are common in certain kinds of firefighting foam, which has been used during roughly 175 training courses at the site since 1994. According to the AP, the New Hampshire Department of Safety is hiring an engineering firm to conduct further tests and reported that there’s no known threat to drinking water. The Manchester Police Department announced a pending investigation into several incidents of graffiti during the last weekend of October, including reports of two swastikas. The first swastika was reported on Hooksett Oak Street between Harrison and Prospect streets, where the symbol was spray-painted on a car. The second was found sprayGoffstown painted on the floor of the gazebo at Wagner Park (242 Myrtle St.). The department reported it had Beginning Thursday, Nov. 15, “limited suspect information” but MANCHESTER residents and visitors of Goffsis continuing to investigate. town won’t be allowed to park their cars on streets or public Bedford ways from 2 to 5 a.m. during Belletetes, a New Hampshirethe winter months, according based building materials comto the Goffstown Police Departpany, donated $50,000 Derry to NeighMerrimack ment. This Amherst ordinance is intendborWorks Southern NH’s multied to help the town’s Departyear project to improve housing ment of Public MilfordWorks “promote inLondonderry the Tree Streets neighborhood more efficient and effective in Nashua, according to a news snow removal operations.” The release. A 2012 report found ban will be enforced until April that 29 percent of buildings in NASHUA 15, 2019. the neighborhood are “poorly maintained,” and only 15 percent of the units in the neighborhood are owner-occupied.

SCOUTS SEEKING NONPERISHABLES

Scouts throughout New Hampshire will take part in the annual statewide Scouting for Food collection on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a news release. Food collected during the drive will be distributed to over 90 local agencies throughout the Granite State. In 2017, Scouts and leaders collected over 240,000 items for local food pantries and kitchens. Scouts distributed door hanger reminders on Nov. 3 around their neighborhoods and local communities. Individuals interested in donating should leave non-glass, non-frozen food items in a visible location by their front door or mailbox.

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The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services is starting to map out the state’s next four-year State Plan on Aging and will be hosting a series of public listening sessions through December to better gauge the needs of older residents. Since the Older Americans Act passed in 1965, each state has been required to create a plan outlining how it will spend federal funding on programs to address aging. According to the U.S. Administration for Community Living, New Hampshire is slated to receive a little over $6.5 million in federal funds under the act in Fiscal Year 2018. Wendi Aultman, chief of the New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, said these federal dollars are meant to help provide social support services for older adults. This includes adult day care, homemaking services, home-delivered and congregate meals, legal and consultation services, family caregiver support, adult protective services and health promotion and prevention programs. “The bureau … is designated in New Hampshire as the state agency on aging, and with that role, we are the administrator of all OAA funds and programs,” Aultman said. “As a result of that, we need to have a state plan that outlines how we plan to deliver those services.”

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The current State Plan on Aging will run through Sept. 30, 2019, though Aultman said the bureau is aiming to complete a draft of the next four-year plan by late spring or early summer next year. To help develop the plan, the bureau scheduled a series of 13 public listening sessions to engage with older Granite Staters in their local communities. “It was really important to us to make sure we were going to every county … to make sure we were hitting the majority of local-level input,” Aultman said. “Local-level discussions … help with making sure [residents’] concerns get communicated to community leaders.” Aultman said more than 50 people attended the bureau’s first session in Berlin in late October. The group discussed issues like isolation, the benefit of local assistance programs and the accessibility of public buildings. These concerns echo common challenges older people face in more rural communities. “In Manchester, you have at least one form of public transportation … [and] Uber and cabs,” said Douglas McNutt, associate state director for advocacy at AARP New Hampshire. McNutt said residents also focused on “perennial concerns” like health care that affect the entire state. He added that finding enough caregivers for older residents is a particularly significant challenge facing the state. The New

Hampshire Department of Employment Security reports there are currently 1,309 openings for registered nurses in New Hampshire. Through 2026, the department estimates that there will be 906 annual openings for RNs and 1,169 annual openings for nursing assistants. “We are looking at what solutions might help with this crisis … in terms of not [having] enough of a workforce to provide growing needs for services,” Aultman said.

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With these listening sessions, Aultman said, the bureau is also hoping to put conversations about aging on the radars of younger people. Aultman said this is relevant to adults not only planning to accommodate the needs of their parents, but also planning for their own needs as they grow older themselves. “I represent the median age in the state, which is 43. … In 10 years, what might aging in place look like for my family, and how might it impact my ability to care for them?” Aultman said. “That’s something people my age need to be thinking about.” That’s part of the philosophy behind AARP’s Age-Friendly Communities program. McNutt said the organization provides cities and towns with resources and guidelines on improving their housing, infrastructure, transportation and social services. Goffstown and Portsmouth were the first New Hampshire communities to commit to the program, followed by Albany, Bartlett, Conway, Dover, Eaton, Freedom, Jackson, Londonderry and Madison. While the program was designed with older individuals in mind, McNutt said millennials and young families also look for things like walkable communities and multi-modal transportation. “It kind of goes back to the whole argument for curb cuts. … [They’re] not just for wheelchairs and walkers, but also for baby carriages,” McNutt said. “It’s really productive for local businesses as well to improve access.” Find the State Plan on Aging Survey at surveymonkey.com/r/NHSPOASurvey. Upcoming listening sessions Nashua: Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nashua Senior Center (70 Temple St., Nashua) Derry: Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Marion Gerrish Community Center (39W. Broadway, Derry) Concord: Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at GoodLife Programs and Activities (254 N. State St., Concord) Manchester: Friday, Nov. 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Manchester City Library (405 Pine St., Manchester) Brentwood: Friday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Rockingham County Nursing Home (117 North Road, Brentwood)


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The University System of New Hampshire is aiming to address workforce needs and college affordability by expanding its Granite Guarantee program. As of December 2018, New Hampshire graduates from the Community College System of New Hampshire will receive free tuition if they transfer directly to a state university and are Pell Grant eligible. The University of New Hampshire first launched the Granite Guarantee program in 2017, when it announced it would begin waiving tuition for full-time, first-year New Hampshire students receiving federal Pell Grants. Funding for the program comes from private donations and UNH fundraising efforts. Students who fit the criteria are automatically enrolled in the program for all four years and can still receive other scholarships. UNH reported that since 2017 the program has helped 800 first-year students studying on the Durham and Manchester campuses. This past January, both Keene State College and Plymouth State University announced they would begin offering the program during the 20182019 school year. “UNH has a number of pathway and articulation agreements in place with the Community College System [of New Hampshire],” said Erika Mantz, executive director of media relations at UNH. “Expansion of the Granite Guarantee program allows us to continue our efforts to remove financial barriers to higher education and encourage students to stay on track to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years.”

Partnering on pathways

The state’s two largest higher ed agencies are familiar partners when it comes to student initiatives. Todd Leach, chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire, said the two systems have worked to create a “seamless pathway” for transfer students over the past few years. That includes a dual admission program that allows students to enroll in both a state community college and university at the same time, with their associate’s degree credits counting toward their bachelor’s degree. With the Granite Guarantee program, the goal was to bolster the appeal and affordability of the state’s higher ed options. Leach said the state exports about 60 percent of its high school graduates who go on pursue a four-year college degree. That adds up to a significant loss in potential workers, as Leach added that about 68 percent of state university graduates end up staying and working in New Hampshire. “Given the workforce needs we have in this state, it’s important to do something to keep

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more of those students here,” said Leach. “For some of those students who are trying to make the choice between leaving the state and staying, we’re hoping this is enough of an incentive to keep students here and within our university system.”

Rural connections

In particular, the program is aimed at supporting students from lower-income backgrounds and rural areas, as well as first-generation students, those who are the first member of their family to attend college. Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, said that 93 percent of community college students are New Hampshire residents. Depending on the school, anywhere from a quarter to half of the system’s enrollees are first-generation students, many of whom are unable to leave their home communities to attend a state school. “We have colleges in Claremont and Berlin, for example, where students haven’t been traditionally going on to UNH because of barriers of cost,” said Gittell. “It’s overwhelming for families to consider.” Part of those financial constraints are rooted in many students’ need to work while going to school. Gittell said community colleges allow students to retain their jobs locally and continue supporting themselves and their families. While the Granite Guarantee only covers tuition and not housing or other costs, Gittell said that coupling those savings with two years at a community college makes attending a state university much more affordable. “[Granite Guarantee] has a significant impact to access to a four-year bachelor’s degree, by having a pathway that reflects their needs to stay in their communities longer and be able to keep their family responsibilities,” said Gittell. “If you come from a tight-knit, small rural community, or a neighborhood in Manchester where you haven’t been exposed to as many things outside your community … having those first two years [at home] is beneficial.”

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lot of stuff kids are going through that they just weren’t as much [in the past]. Dealing with trauma and what that trauma looks like in different households. How do we help kids going through Keith Noyes these traumatic events? … When they come to us, they need to trust us, feel safe with us and feel comfortable approaching us about hard times in their lives. … The opioid crisis affects schools big-time. I’m hoping to continue talking to lawmakers to get ideas on how we can help the big picture here.

What are some of the biggest strengths and weaknesses of how schools teach students nowadays? We’re moving toward more personalized learning and trying to let kids attain knowledge at different rates, which is tricky. Five years ago, when we started talking about this, I was a little scared — how are you going to do that for 20 to 24 kids? How are you going to personalize lessons for each kids? Now we’re using a learning management system, which allows kids to use some technology to go at a different pace. But our regular instruction isn’t gone; you couldn’t get rid of that all entirely. I try to find a balance of how I can personalize things. I don’t want to stick kids on a computer all day. But we do have technology at our fingertips. We’re lucky to have devices for every student.

What inspired you to be a teacher? I guess it was very early on during my senior year [of high school]. I remember vividly sitting down with my family. … I had so many different interests, I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do. My dad said, “Why don’t you be a teacher? I think you’d be good at that.” … So I said, “You know what, I do like hanging out with kids and helping them.” I was all in after that. … I was really fortunate to help out at a fifthgrade classroom in Laconia, my hometown. I just wanted to make sure I was going for something I really wanted to do, and I loved Why should someone consider a career it. … I graduated from Plymouth in 2000 with my bachelor’s and got a job right away in education? I think it’s so important to love what you in Gilmanton teaching the fourth grade. do. So if you enjoy helping kids and getWhat have been your favorite and most ting to see the growth every single day and appreciate the rewards that come when stuchallenging parts of being a teacher? I love to have fun with my kids. I love this dents succeed — especially when they age level. … They’re really inquisitive, they struggled in the past and you can be the love learning, and I don’t have to speak down teacher who gets them excited about learnto them. They’re little sponges, and I love ing — that can be so rewarding. It’s not an that. I try to do as much hands-on learning as easy job; no teacher would say it’s easy. much as I can. … One of the things I hope But it’s worth the effort, for sure. I have to address or talk about this year is there’s a four kids: a 12-year-old daughter, two twin 10-year-old daughters and a 4-year-old. Two of my girls say without a doubt they want to What are you into right now? teach. …. We’ve talked about what they’re doing in their classrooms and what they like My twin daughters are into making about their school day, and they always want homemade wooden signs. … I’ve been helping them along that journey. It’s actuto hear about what I’m doing in the classally pretty fun. Our basement looks like a room. I love having those conversations. workshop right now. — Scott Murphy


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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Freedom rankings

New Hampshire ranked highly on the annual Economic Freedom of North America report from the Fraser Institute, an independent research organization based in Canada. The Granite State came in second behind Florida for its economic freedom. The institute based the rankings on government spending, taxes and labor market freedom. New Hampshire topped the “all-government index,” which included the economic freedom metrics and also measured legal systems and property rights, financial security and freedom to trade internationally. QOL Score: +1 Comment: To conduct its research, the Fraser Institute partnered with the Granite Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization based in Concord.

Household safety

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission received $24,967 from the EPA to help fund its “Toxic Free is easy as 1-2-3” project, according to a news release. The commission will work with the Nashua’s Public Health and Community Services Department to educate parents and caregivers about protecting children from hazardous household products. The project will provide education, outreach, training and assistance in English and Spanish on approaches to reducing toxics in indoors, along with safer alternatives and proper disposal of household hazardous waste. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Other local communities will provide input on the program, which will be used throughout Greater Nashua. The commission will conduct outreach in Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham and Windham.

Slow population growth

In its 2018 Workforce Analysis, New Hampshire Employment Security reported that New Hampshire’s population growth has “almost slowed to a halt” over the last decade. Between 2010 and 2017, the state’s population grew 2 percent, the lowest growth rate since the 3 percent population growth recorded between 1910 and 1920. The state’s population has grown every decade since 1910, peaking at 24.8 percent between 1970 and 1980. Growth rates have shrunk by at least 5 percent in every decade since. The bureau wrote that a “lack of a strong population growth has implications for workforce availability.” QOL Score: -1 Comment: Between 2010 and 2017, Rockingham County had the highest net population increase with 11,080 new residents, followed by Hillsborough (8,659), Strafford (5,433), Merrimack (2,837), Belknap (691), Grafton (279) and Carroll (231) counties. Populations fell in Sullivan (-685), Cheshire (-1,090) and Coos (-1,340) counties, and no New Hampshire county added more residents than it did between 2000 and 2010.

Veteran-friendly

New Hampshire appeared on Navy Federal Credit Union’s “Best Cities After Service” list, ranking the top 20 places for service members to live after leaving the military. The study considered 11 metrics, including veterans’ income, unemployment rates, proximity to VA hospitals and military bases and several quality-of-life measures. Rockingham and Strafford counties were jointly ranked 18th nationally. QOL Score: +1 Comment: About 250,000 military members transition out of the service annually, according to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. QOL Score: 94 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 96 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at news@hippopress.com.

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Thoughts waiting to be addressed

Now that the glorious Red Sox season is finally over, time to catch up on some things we’ve had on hold until the Duck Boats were in the rear-view mirror. Many complain about sports owners, including around here. But the reason Boston sports teams have won a ridiculous 11 titles already this century is that John Henry, Bob Kraft and the Celtics’ Wyc Grousbech-Steve Pagliuca combo are the best collection of owners any city in pro sports has. And while he lags behind, even Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs had an awakening after the city’s most forgiving fans finally started trickling away after 20 years of spending just enough to get a round or two in the playoffs as bad times right before the canceled 2005 season. The first three spend when needed, have a willingness to pull the trigger on a big or risky deal and have hired great people to run their teams in Danny Ainge, Coach B and Dave Dombrowski, with Bruins GM Don Sweeney offering promise. Only New York, between 1934 and 1954, has delivered more than 11 titles over 20 years. When I watch the Patriots on defense and the Celtic on offense I just keep shaking my head as I seem to only see what they’re not doing, rather than what they do well. Does that make me a perfectionist, a goofball or someone who has been spoiled by all the winning around here? How come fair and balanced Fox News host Laura Ingraham didn’t tell Chris Dudley to “shut up and dribble” when the ex-NBA big spoke up for Yalie buddy and ex-teammate Brett Kavanaugh amid the toxic Supreme Court nomination hearings? Besides saying what she wanted to hear, the only difference I can come up with between Dudley and the LeBron James-Kevin Durant duo who were told

to do that is that they shot a lot better at the line than Dudley’s embarrassing 45 percent career mark. Oh, and of course there is also that Dudley’s a white guy and they’re not. Think that makes a difference? Thumbs up to ex-Celtic Charlie Scott finally getting into the Hall of Fame. Like with backcourt mate Jo-Jo White it took far too long. It’s only partly for helping the C’s win the title in 1976 and being a major scorer in the ABA and his early NBA days. A bigger impact came as a civil rights pioneer in being the first African-American to play at North Carolina amid southern Jim Crow hostilities during the turbulent mid-’60s. That story was chronicled in ESPN’s massive Basketball: A Love Story. I had a hard time getting past the dumb name, so I wouldn’t have seen that if not for some prodding from fellow hoop-head Mark Ferdinando. But I gave it a shot and the series is spectacularly good. I’m not a huge fan of ESPN — especially MNF, which I’ll get to in a minute — but documentaries are what the worldwide leader does best. I’m with the chorus that says ESPN’s new Monday Night Football broadcast is dreadful. The chemistry is forced, Jason Witten is master of the obvious, you couldn’t pick the play-by-play guy out of a line-up of 10,000 other announcers, and if I didn’t know better I’d swear the voice coming from the sideline was Jackie Childs. Check the glossary for who he is if you don’t know. And by the way, since Booger McFarland never shuts up, what purpose does it serve to have him somewhere in the stands when he only talks about the play that just happened? And all this was in cement before last week’s Patriots game in Buffalo with their over-thetop fawning/drooling on Tom Brady through at least 40 percent of the broadcast. Stuff like that is behind why so many people don’t like TB-12 — which he has nothing to do with. As for a final comment — David Price, cover your ears — Yuck!

Congrats to future Patriots Hall of Famer Adam Vinatieri, whose 26-yard FG vs. Oakland on Sunday took him past Morten Anderson’s at 2,544 points to become the NFL’s all-time leading scorer. As for the NFL Hall, if a guy who made the greatest kick ever, won two SBs as time ran out and is the league leader in points isn’t worthy ’cause he’s “just” a kicker I don’t know who is. Looking back on the Red Sox post-season run, for next time the teams get together, which opponent earned getting one in the ribs most? Aaron Judge for the “New York, New York” musical taunt outside the locker room after ALDS Game 2? Dave Bregman for tweeting a video of Nathan Eovaldi getting ripped by Houston ahead of his ALCS start (boy, that worked)? Yasiel Puig for in-your-face showboating during the trot after his three-run homer to make it 4-0 in Game 4? Manny Machado for, well, just being Manny Machado in purposely spiking another first baseman’s Achilles tendon, this time Steve Pearce, on a play in the ninth inning of Game 4? My vote? No contest — Machado, with Puig No. 2. Give him another for his middle finger to the baseball gods for just jogging down the line on a shot off the wall with Game 3 tied to be held to a single because he thought it was going out instead of off the wall. Some idiot owner will likely give him giant money this off-season, but I wouldn’t give him 10 cents because guys like him always break your heart when it matters most. With LeBron gone for the ghost it didn’t take as long as I thought it would to fire his binky/coach Tyronn Lue, who got the axe last week after an 0-6 start. Next stop L.A.? I’ll close with a piece of advice for Price: If you haven’t done it already, now would be a good time to apologize to the Eck for putting him on the spot in front of the team last year. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.

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Youth Sports Safety Week

The Big Story: It’s Youth Sports Safety Week, which is aimed at assisting youth, middle and high school athletes in having a safer sports experience. It begins with baseline testing for concussions on Saturday, and workshops follow through the week on topics like nutrition and CPR/ AED, while sports physicals will be given through ExpressMed physicians on site. It’s all free and comes to you from the folks the Safe Sports Network on Kosciuszko Street. For registration and details Google “Safe Sports Network.” Football 101: Three NFL players have run for at least two TDs in a season at 41 or older. Tom Brady is one; name the other two. Hint: While they didn’t do it for the Pats, both played for them in their careers. Nick of Tyme Award: To Concord’s Liam Bennett, whose second goal of the game came in the second OT to give the 4-seed Crimson a 2-1 over Pinkerton in the quarterfinals of the NHIAA soccer tournament. Coming & Going: Maybe it’s because they won’t make the college football playoffs for what seems like the first time since

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2 – goals from Ryan Sledjeski to help top-seed Bedford advance to the semifinals of the state soccer tournament with a 4-0 shutout of Portsmouth when Ben Como and Graham Reynolds chipped in with a goal apiece. 2 – goals from Erin Flurey as Central moved on in the NHIAA Soccer tournament with a 5-0 win of Merrimack when

Harry Truman was president, but UNH blasted out next year’s schedule before 2018 is even over. It looks like a yikes to me as 2019 is brutal, starting with two on the road, one facing blast-furnace September temperatures at Florida International. Then they’re home for three straight, on the road for two twice with a home game sandwiched in between those road trips, and they close at home vs. Maine. Football 101 Answer: The other 41 or older players with at least rushing TDs in a season are Doug Flutie and Vinny Testaverde. Flutie ran for TDs in consecutive years with the Chargers at 41 and 42, while Vinny T. did it in his second stint with the Jets. On This Day: 1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust exemption that allows the fledgling AFL to merge with the NFL. 1970 – Tom Dempsey, whose right foot was deformed at birth, stuns the football world when he uses it to kick a 63-yard field goal as time expires to give the Saints a 17-16 win over the Detroit Lions. 1991 – Paul Coffey scores his 311th goal, passing Bobby Orr to become the all-time goal scoring leader among NHL defensemen.

Paige LaBerge, Madison Tremblay and Kaitlin McIntirech chipped in with the other goals. 5 – different players to score goals in undefeated Trinity’s 5-0 win over White Mountains Regional in the quarterfinals of the NHIAA Division State Soccer Tournament: Dom DiZillo, Mitch Feren, Ethan Frenette, Matt Maslowski and Cam Tomko. 6 – saves from Jasmine Richard and the Lon-

donderry defense as the top-seed Lancers downed Nashua South 4-0 to move on in the NHIAA soccer tournament when the goals came from Darby Dupuis, Olivia Stowell, Gwen Barnes and Gillian Vilela. 1,000 – rushing milestone surpassed by John Thibault as Trinity closed the regular season at 7-2 with a 48-19 thumping of Somersworth when he and Jasper Fougere both had 100-yard rushing days.

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Sports Glossary Greatest Championship Reign between 1934 and 1954: The Yanks won 10 alone in the 1936-to-1951 DiMaggio era, the New York Football Giants won three times, the baseball Giants swept the Indians in the ’54 series and even the Rangers won a Stanley Cup in 1940 to make 15. Plus Brooklyn beat the Yanks in ’55 and the Yanks and Giants both won in 1956. Jackie Childs: No relation to once upon a time speedy NY Giant DB Clarence Childs. But instead the Seinfeld parody of O.J. Simpson Trial of the Century lead attorney Johnnie Cochran. Who, by the way, came out of ahead of almost everyone outside of possibly the Soup Nazi when he walked off with the real and spectacular Sidra in the final episode. Clarence Childs: Mid-’60s G-Man DB with real and spectacular 9.3 speed who, unfortunately, couldn’t cover anyone. Most famous play came in 1966 vs. Dallas Cowboy wide-out and Olympic gold medal 100-meter champ with the 9.1 speed Bob Hayes. Bullet Bob caught a pass from Dandy Don Meredith on the Dallas five, turned and took off for what turned out to be a 95-yard TD with Clarence a half step behind as they raced down the Cotton Bowl sideline the whole way. It was the closest thing the NFL has ever had to a 100-yard dash between two world-class sprinters in a race that was, what else, real and spectacular, though not in the Sidra kind of way.

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Stone

Sheet A brief primer on curling By Scott Murphy

smurphy@hippopress.com

A spotlight during the Olympics every four years might be the only time you’ve seen curling in action, but there are opportunities to watch and play in New Hampshire, as several clubs hit the ice each season to take part in the centuries-old tradition. “People call us up and think it’s like bowling,” said Leo Leonard, founder of the Merrimack Valley Curling Club. “But it’s really more of a team sport.” What draws many curlers to the sport is its accessibility for all skill levels. While there’s friendly competition in all of New Hampshire’s leagues, players are ultimately on the ice to enjoy the game. “Curling is a relatively relaxed game in HIPPO | NOVEMBER 8 - 14, 2018 | PAGE 12

terms of its pace. ... None of us are preparing for the Olympics; our goal here is to have a good time,” said Rich Masse, president of Lakes Region Curling Association. “While people take it seriously and like to win, there’s a really nice atmosphere during these matches.” Bill Stearns, chair of the curling committee at Nashua Country Club, said he originally started curling to find something to replace golf during the winter. He admitted that fairly quickly, he found that he might be more skilled on the ice than the course. “Curling is really easy to get good enough to have fun,” said Stearns. “Pretty much everyone I golf with in the spring [is a curler].”

Eight sheets to the win

According to the Nashua Country Club, curling was first played in 16th-century Scotland and made its way to North America in 1759. It has since become Canada’s most popular sport and a common pastime in colder climates. It eventually made its way to the country club in the early 1900s and was originally played in a renovated barn. Curling’s bare necessities include two frequent finds in New Hampshire: ice and granite stones. The sport plays like a combination of shuffleboard and horseshoes on ice, give or take a few details (see “Curling terms”). Two teams of four players take turns throwing granite stones down “sheets” (lanes) of ice toward the “house” (a large

goal circle) to score points based on who’s closest to the “button” (smaller center circle). Players deliver stones by lunging forward from a crouch behind their own house, and they must release the stone before passing the “hog line” in front of their house. Other players will run down the ice and sweep in front of the stone to clear away any stray debris. The team with the stone(s) closest to the button will earn that many points. Teams include a lead, second, skip and vice-skip, who each deliver two stones during each “end.” Masse said ends are like innings in baseball, and teams alternate throwing at each position over the course of eight ends during a game. He added that the skip position


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is essentially the captain of the team and dictates the strategy for the power, location and spin each player will aim for when throwing their stone. That strategy is crucial, according to Warren Barclay, a member of the bonspiel committee at Nashua Country Club (“bonspiels” are curling tournaments). The roughly 40-pound polished granite stones used for curling are made specifically to withstand impact from other stones being flung at them throughout a game. Barclay said players have to know when and where

to shoot their stones, since an early bullseye on the button won’t guarantee points. “The lead can throw it into the house, but the only stones that count are the ones closest to the circle,” said Barclay. “The lead has to be good at setting up guards, the second has to be good at removing stones and the skip and vice-skip have to be adept at both and be able to make shots.”

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Curling terms If you don’t know your hog lines from your bonspiels, here are some key terms from a glossary compiled by the World Curling Federation (worldcurling.org). Bonspiel: A curling competition or tournament. Brush/Broom: A device used by players to sweep/clean the ice in front of a moving stone. Button: The small circle at the center of the house. Center Line: The line dividing the playing surface down the middle. It joins the midpoints of the tee lines and extends 12 ft. beyond the center of each tee line. Curl: The curved path of a stone as it travels down the sheet of ice. Delivery Stick: A device that attaches to the handle of the stone and acts as an extension of the arm/hand during the delivery process. End: A portion of a curling game that is completed when each team has thrown eight stones and/or the score has been decided. Hack: The foot-hold at each end of the ice that is used by a player to start the delivery of a curling stone. Hack Line: A small line parallel to the tee line, at each end of the center line. Handle: The part of a curling stone that a player grips in order to deliver. Hog Line: A line extending across the width of the sheet that is parallel to and

located 21 ft. from each tee line. Players must release a stone before it reaches the hog line at the delivering end. If not, that stone is removed from play for the end. House: The area within the concentric circles at each end of the sheet. Lead: The first player on a team to deliver two stones in each end. Pebble: The water droplets applied to a sheet of ice before commencing play. These droplets freeze, which then reduces the friction between the ice and the stones. Sheet: The specific ice surface upon which a curling game is played. Second: The second curler on a team to deliver two stones in each end. Skip: The player who directs play for the team. Stone: Also known as a “rock,” a curling stone is made of granite and is delivered by the players in a curling game. Sweeping: The action of moving a broom or brush back and forth in front of the path of a moving stone to clean or polish the ice surface. Tee: The exact center of the house. Tee Line: A line extending across the width of the sheet that passes through the center of the house parallel to the hog line and backline. Vice-Skip (Mate or Acting Skip): The player who directs play for the team when it is the Skip’s turn to deliver.

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can get the hang of things after an hour or two on the ice. As with any sport, he said, it takes time to play at a competitive level. But the lack of physical demand and relatively easy rules are the reason Nashua Country Club has seen players around age 12 all the way up to 65 and beyond. Barclay said players who can’t crouch due to age or injury can use a special stick to guide and then release the stones. “Curling is a pretty easy sport. … There’s no super physical strength or speed needed … like other major sports would need,” said Joe Lessard, president of MVCC. “If you can walk around and have good balance and are able to slide a little bit, you’ll be just fine.”

With up to 150 players at any given time, Barclay said, the high demand for curling at the country club is due to people wanting to stay active in the colder months when golf isn’t an option. Additionally, the team sport aspect of curling and its builtin social opportunities make for a unique hobby. “When you play golf, you bring your three friends, and they’re the only ones you see,” Stearns said. “When you’re done curling, it’s customary for you and your team to have dinner with the four members of the other team. Every week I was getting introduced to new people [after I joined].” Up in the Lakes Region, Masse said, the 56-member club was an instant hit when

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Join a club or check out a bonspiel, which are open to spectators. • The Lakes Region Curling Association plays every Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Pop Whalen Ice and Arts Center (390 Pine Hill Road, Wolfeboro). The club hosts a fall season from October to December and a winter league from January to March. Cost is $195 for each season. Visit lakescurlingnh.org, or email lakescurlingnh@gmail.com. • The Merrimack Valley Curling Club plays every Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday starting at 8:30 p.m., at Nashua Country Club (25 Fairway St., Nashua). The club’s season runs from November to April and includes two different league options. The Bedinger League is for experienced curlers only and plays its matches on Tuesdays. The Lambert League plays on Sundays, and members may request a position. Beginners will start out as a Lead or Second. The club also offers social memberships, which allows players to substitute in either league and attend club events and local bonspiels as a club member. Cost is $50 for social membership, $225 for one league and $300 for both leagues. Vis-

it mvcurling.com, or email mvcurling.info@ gmail.com. • Members of the Nashua Country Club can take advantage of the organization’s new dedicated on-site curling rink (25 Fairway St., Nashua). Along with open use of the facility, members can participate in several leagues, including women’s leagues on Mondays at 9:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.; men’s leagues on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m.; an open competitive league on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; an open social league on Fridays at 6 p.m.; and a youth league for ages 12 to 21 on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. The seasons run from October through March. Membership costs vary. For a curling-only membership, the club charges a $360 initial entrance fee and $180 monthly dues, as well as fees for capital improvements, assessment costs and a food purchase minimum. Upcoming bonspiels include the Mixed Invitational Bonspiel from Friday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 2; men only Granite State Bonspiel from Thursday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 3; and women-only Queen of Hearts Bonspiel from Friday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 3. Visit nashuacountryclub.com.


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they started after the 2014 Winter Olympics. He said more people watching curling during the Olympics might be an explanation for growing interest in the sport. “We put out a call to the whole area, and we were hoping we’d have a minimum of 28 people to pay for [ice arena] and materials,” said Masse. “As it turned out, about 50 people showed up to our first meeting, and about 40 of them joined.” Each club has its own leagues and teams, but they all maintain alternate lists to compensate for absences. For beginners, each league hosts an open house and introductory sessions at the start of their seasons (see “Curling clubs”). Barclay added that regular players are usually happy to help people interested in learning the ropes. All these curling clubs have stones, brooms and other equipment available at the facilities they use, and Lessard said people just need to bring comfortable attire and clean shoes. Barclay added that curling-specific shoes designed for better sliding on the ice can be purchased for as little as $80.

Facilitating facilities

Unfortunately, the rest of the equipment, and the facility itself, isn’t quite as inexpensive. Nashua Country Club opened a new, dedicated curling facility this past January, which Stearns said cost about $4.2 million. Barclay said the club bought its granite curling stones from Kays Scotland, which produces the stones made for the Winter Olympics. What Barclay described as the “Cadillac of curling stones” carries a price tag to match at $40,000 for a set of 32. Other companies manufacture curling stones for a lower price, and Barclay

said Nashua Country Club is the only club in the state with its own dedicated facility. The Merrimack Valley Club rents ice time at the country club, while the Lakes Region Association uses a hockey arena in Wolfeboro. Arena ice needs to be prepared for curling stones through a process called “pebbling,” which is how the ice at dedicated rinks is always kept. Masse explained that people with water tanks on their backs spray the sheets, and as those drops of water hit the ice they form bumps called pebbles. “If you put a curling stone on just hockey ice, it wouldn’t go very far; there’s just a lot of friction between ice and stone,” said Masse. “The pebbles raises the stone up a bit, so there’s less contact with the ice.” The parks and rec department in Wolfeboro outfits the ice every season with markings for both curling and hockey. Masse said this doesn’t affect their curling matches at all, though he’s “heard some rumblings that people who play hockey find the houses a little bit distracting for them.” Along with minimal demand, that’s the main reason why the Manchester Parks and Rec Department hasn’t outfitted any of the local arenas with markings for curling sheets. Department director Don Pinard said the city would have to look into how to properly integrate those markings with existing hockey lines. But if the community presented interest, he said the city would “absolutely” look into doing so. “We’ve done a bunch of different things in the city for things like disc golf and pickleball,” said Pinard. “There’s always some up and coming sports that warrant attention. We try to go out there and provide them with facilities.”

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It’s not just Oscar hopefuls hitting big screens during the last few weeks of the year. We’ve also entered family movie season. Today, The Grinch (PG) hits theaters. This animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic features the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the one whose heart might just grow three sizes by the end of the movie. Find more about films in theaters now (including the familyfriendly The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) on page 42.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Bob Marley will offer some comic relief with shows today at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Chubb Theater at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St. in Concord; ccanh.com, 225-1111). Tickets cost $32.50. For more places to unwind with comedy or music, check out our Music This Week (page 46) and Comedy This Week (page 48) listings.

EAT: Colonial classics reimagined That’s what’s on the menu of a six-course chef’s tasting Farmers Dinner at The Foundry Restaurant (50 Commercial St. in Manchester; thefarmersdinner.com) on Sunday, Nov. 11. The dinner costs $79.99 per person and tickets for either a vegetarian or an omnivore version of the meal are available online (where you can also find the menu).

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Saturday, Nov. 10

It’s winter farmers market season! Devotees of the Concord Farmers Markets can now head inside to the Winter Farmers Market at Cole Gardens (430 Loudon Road in Concord) Saturdays through April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Today marks the second week; next Saturday will be a special Thanksgiving market. See concordwintermarket.com.

DRINK: Local wines, ciders, meads and more Lakes Region Uncorked, offering samples of meads, ciders, wines and spirits as well as appetizers and desserts, will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Church Landing at Mill Falls (281 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith) Tickets cost $100 for two (or $60 per person) in advance. Visit lakesregionuncorked.com. Find our story about the event by going to hippopress. com and clicking on “Read the Entire Paper: See Our Flip Book on Issuu,” where you’ll find complete issues that can be read on any device. The story is on page 32 of last week’s (Nov. 1) issue.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Dan Szczesny, author of The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture, has several author events on the upcoming schedule. Today, he’ll be at the Smyth Public Library (55 High St. in Candia) at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 15, he’ll be at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St. in Nashua) at 7 p.m. See danszczesny.wordpress.com.

BE MERRY: With Mary Ann Esposito The much-lauded Italian cook and host of PBS’s Ciao Italia (America’s longest-running cooking show) has two upcoming author appearances in connection with her new book Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. On Sunday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. Esposito will be at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mount Vernon St. in Milford) for Toadstool Books (toadbooks.com). On Wednesday, Nov. 28, she’ll be at the Bookery (844 Elm St. in Manchester; bookerymht.com, 836-6600).

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The Actorsingers put a unique spin in Pippin By Angie Sykeny

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A Broadway classic gets a circus-inspired twist when The Actorsingers, a Nashua-based community theater group, performs Pippin, opening Friday, Nov. 9, at the Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua. The 1972 musical by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, follows a theater troupe, led by a character known as the Leading Player, that performs a musical about Pippin, a young prince and son of Charlemagne, who is searching for existential fulfillment and the meaning of life. “It’s like a play within a play,” Director Donna O’Bryant said. “The Leading Player and the group of players are sort of this guiding force behind Pippin as he goes on this journey and meets different people who help him discover what’s important in life.” O’Bryant was inspired by a Pippin revival that she saw on Broadway in 2013, in which the theater troupe was, instead, a circus troupe. “I loved it. It was interesting to see something that wasn’t the usual interpretation of it,” she said. “I thought that a colorful and unique show like that would translate well to the stage in Nashua and would bring something special to the audience.” The production will feature circus elements like hula hoops, bouncing balls and ribbons, while maintaining the choreography style of Bob Fosse, who directed and choreographed the original Broadway production. Best-

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known for his direction of the 1972 musical film Cabaret, Fosse created a signature style of dance that included movements like jazz hands and sideways shuffling and the use of props like hats and canes. “I’ve always been a big Fosse fan,” O’Bryant said. “He has a very specific kind of choreography that’s about little, tiny movements that tell the story instead of big, flowing movements. I wanted to keep some of that original Fosse flavor in the show.” The show features a large set, numerous props and unique costumes that capture the anachronistic and surrealist nature of the show’s setting. “Some of the costumes look Grecian, some

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are battle gear, but then there’s a scene where the queen is in a red sparkly dress and all the costumes are very colorful,” O’Bryant said. “There’s no specific place and time. It’s all very abstract.” The score, with instrumentals provided by a live orchestra backstage, includes “some powerful pieces and some lighthearted pieces,” O’Bryant said, many of which are choral. Actor Eric Berthiaume, who plays Pippin, said the music is his favorite aspect of the production. “Stephen Schwartz crafted an incredible score and the orchestrations for this specific version of the show that we are doing are so much fun,” he said. “Some parts of the score

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are just so beautiful that it sends chills up my spine and gives me goosebumps.” One way Berthiaume is bringing Pippin to life, he said, is by relating to the character through his personal experiences. “Upon graduating [college] … things were really up in the air for me with no job prospects or opportunities. … I truly thought I was never going to find what I wanted to do in life,” he said. “Channeling the uncertainty, doubt and fear that I felt during that point of my life really powers my portrayal of Pippin as he yearns for his meaning and purpose in life.” O’Bryant said she believes the show, and Pippin’s character in particular, will also resonate with the audience in a similar way. “Everyone goes through a time when they are looking for some kind of happiness and fulfillment,” she said. “What Pippin finds out, and what I really want to get across to the audience, is that often when you go looking for something outside of what you are, in the end you find that what you were looking for was there all along.” Pippin Where: Keefe Center For The Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua When: Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit: actorsingers.org

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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 • SPAMALOT The Palace Theatre presents. through Nov. 10, with showtimes on Friday at

7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., and an additional show on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St.,

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New World Theatre presents. Nov. 2 through Nov. 18. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit

hatboxnh.com. • ABSOLUTELY DEAD The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. Nov. 1 through Nov. 11, with showtimes on Thursday at

7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. 125 Bow St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.


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•​ Two exhibits in new space: The McIninch Art Gallery, located in Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester), celebrates the grand opening of its newly expanded space with two exhibitions, on view now through Dec. 15. “Modernism and its Legacy” features art that looks at how the advancements of modernism continue to act as a catalyst for current and future generations of artists. “Voyager” is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Nikki Rosato, including figurative compositions made from paper roadmaps that explore ways in which people are defined by their sense of place. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit snhu.edu. •​ Full of color: Catch “Enjoy the Hue,” an art exhibition on view now through Nov. 10, at Sullivan Framing & Fine Art (15 N. Amherst Road, Bedford). It features more than 25 original acrylic paintings by local artist Dana Boucher. Boucher’s work focuses on fresh color and lively compositions. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Call 471-1888 or visit sullivanframing.com. •​ Give the gift of small works: The Whitty Gallery at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis) presents its holiday gift-giving show “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” on display Nov. 9 through Dec. 23, with an opening reception on Fri-

• THE PINE HILL STORIES A one-man show by storyteller and performer Jay O’Callahan. Thurs., Nov. 8, at 3 p.m., Fri., Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 10, at 3 p.m., and Sun. Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Pontine Theatre, 1 Plains Ave., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $27. Visit pontine.org. • MACHINAL The Anselmian Abbey Players present. Nov. 8 through Nov. 10. Dana Center , 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester. $16. Visit anselm.edu/dana. • STORY THEATRE BY PAUL SILLS The New England College Theatre Department presents. Nov. 8 through Nov. 11. Mainstage Theatre, 58 Depot Hill Road, Henniker. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors. Visit nectheatre.com. • PIPPIN The Actorsingers perform. Fri., Nov. 9, and Sat., Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Keefe Center For The Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. Tick-

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day, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will feature unique and affordable small works in various media by local and regional artists. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 465-9453 or visit wildsalamander.com. •​ Nature-inspired abstract: Acrylic and mixed media artist Debbie Auclair is the November Artist of the Month at ArtHub (30 Temple St., Nashua). Auclair’s paintings are inspired by her love for nature and traveling around New England. Though her style would be considered abstract expressionism or impressionism, her use of color, shapes and patterns often suggests clouds, flowers, trees and mountains. A reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 405-698-1951 or visit naaa-arthub.org. — Angie Sykeny

ets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actorsingers.org. • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI Players’ Ring Theatre presents. Nov. 9 through Nov. 25. 105 Marcy St. , Portsmouth. $18. Visit playersring.org. • TUCK EVERLASTING The Peacock Players perform. Nov. 9 through Nov. 18, with showtimes on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Court Street Theatre, 14 Court St. , Nashua. Visit peacockplayers.org. • MARY’S WEDDING The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. Wed., Nov. 14, through Fri., Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 17, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $16 to $27. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. • BROTHER’S GRIMM SPECTACULATHON Nashua Com-

munity College Theater Arts Guild presents. Thurs., Nov. 15, 5 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Nashua Community College Auditorium, 505 Amherst St., Nashua. $8. • NEWSIES The Kids Coop Theatre performs. Fri., Nov. 16, and Sat., Nov. 17. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org. • 13TH ANNUAL AUCTION & PERFORMANCE The Majestic Theatre hosts an evening of musical theatre performances, live and silent auctions, raffles and food. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. Majestic Theatre Studios, 880 Page St., Manchester. $20 per person or $35 per couple. Visit majestictheatre.net. • NEW CHINESE ACROBATS Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets cost $28 to $55. Visit ccanh.com.

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•​ Monty Python on stage: Catch Spamalot at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) before it’s gone. The final showtimes are Thursday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Tickets cost $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. •​ Tale of immortality: The Peacock Players youth theater will perform Tuck Everlasting at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court​ St., Nashua) Nov. 9 through Nov. 18, with showtimes on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Based on the children’s book by Natalie Babbitt, the play is set in Treegap, New Hampshire, in 1893 and follows an 11-year-old girl named Winnie Foster who befriends a family that cannot die and must fight to keep the source of their immortality a secret. Tickets cost $15 to $19 for adults and $12 to $17 for students and seniors. Visit peacockplayers.org or call 8867000 . •​ A woman’s place: The Anselmian Abbey Players present Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal at the Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The play is inspired by the infamous 1927 trial of Ruth Snyder, who begrudgingly followed the social norms expected of a woman, housewife

Art Events • “GRATEFUL FOR ART” The New Hampshire Art Association hosts a silent art auction. through Nov. 16. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Visit nhartassociation.org. Fairs • SEACOAST ARTISANS 19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FINE ARTS & CRAFT SHOW Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth. Visit facebook. com/seacoast.artisans. Openings • “EDITH TUTTLE’S CAPILLARY ACTION” RECEPTION NHIA presents a survey of Tuttle’s journey into watercolor paper cutouts, which pay homage to Matisse and Calder through New England land-

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and mother, until an affair with a younger man who gave a new passion to her life led her to murder her husband. “In light of ongoing discussion and debate about gender equality and a woman’s place in the world, the play is very relevant,” director Landis Magnuson said in an email. “The show is ensemble driven with a significant soundscape and is certainly engaging and thought provoking.” Tickets cost $16. Visit anselm.edu or call 641-7700. •​ Two pairs of Joneses: Firelight Theatre Workshop presents The Realistic Joneses at the Guernsey Building (70 Main St., Suite 204, Peterborough) now through Nov. 18, with showtimes on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Broadway play by Will Eno follows two couples, both with the last name Jones but at different stages in their lives, as they deal with the challenges of communication, honesty and illness. It features Firelight co-founders Nora Fiffer and Jason Lambert, Dublin School poet and naturalist Henry Walters, and Laura Carden, formerly of the Harrisville General Store, who is returning to acting after a long hiatus. Tickets cost $20. Visit firelighttheatreworkshop.com. — Angie Sykeny

scapes. Fri., Nov. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. Sharon Arts Center, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313. • “KIERNAN PAZDAR’S PRIVILEGED INFORMATION” RECEPTION Pazdar, a textile artist-turned-painter, depicts everyday domestic situations against the backdrop of heavily patterned interiors. Fri., Nov. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. Sharon Arts Center, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu or call 6230313. • “HOME AND AWAY” RECEPTION Exhibition features the work of NHIA professors Erin Sweeney and Yoav Horesh, which explores the familiar and the foreign with prints, photographs and installations. Thurs., Nov. 15, 5 p.m. Sharon Arts Center, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.

Classical Music Events • THE HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR Sat., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. • JAZZ CONCERT 17-piece professional jazz orchestra. Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Hollis-Brookline High School, 24 Cavalier Ct., Hollis. $12, $8 for students. • “MOZART, MARCHES AND MORE” Nashua Chamber Orchestra. Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St.. Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m., at Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square. $20 adults, $15 seniors, military and college students, free for students under 18. • “POPS FOR PIPES IX” The First Music Concert Series presents, featuring organist Stephen Hamilton. Sun., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. The First Church, 1 Concord St., Nashua. Visit first-music.org.


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Ski Expo Extravaganza

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22 The Gardening Guy Advice on your outdoors. Children & Teens Music • ROB DUQUETTE Children’s musician will be in the library to perform a family concert during the Holiday Stroll. Sat., Nov. 24, 5:45 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit downtownnashua.org or call 589-4610.

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have a table at the expo, where it will be accepting new memberships. The club holds monthly meetings in Manchester and operates year-round. It facilities not only skiing opportunities, but also opportunities for biking and mountain biking, river and ocean kayaking and dancing. “We’re all about having a good time and having fun together,” Lombardo said. “We’re a very fun-loving group.” The club’s annual Schussbomb, a kickoff to ski season to greet old and new club members, takes place on Saturday, Nov.

10, in Manchester. There will be raffles and giveaways, a lasagna dinner, drinks, dancing and activities. Also that weekend on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. the club will sponsor its annual Warren Miller Film Festival at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (tickets $30.50). This year’s film, Face of Winter, captures incredible skiing and snowboarding stunts in beautiful winter destinations around the world. The New Hampshire Ski Club has a

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Nature • A VILLAGE ALONG THE MERRIMACK Participants will explore the everyday world of the Penacook people, interpret artifacts, play games and examine natural materials necessary to life long ago. Fri., Nov. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center, 4 Fletcher St.,

Manchester. $5 per student; registration required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474. • EYES ON OWLS Owl expert and naturalist team Marcia and Mark Wilson will give this presentation about owls in New Hampshire. Sat., Nov. 10, 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and 1 to 2 p.m. Amoskeag Fish-

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number of ski trips lined up this winter, including Jay Peak Resort in Vermont in January; Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, Banff in Canada and Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin in Montana in February; and Eastern Townships in Canada, Sunday River Resort in Maine and Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont in March. “It’s going to be a good season,” Lombardo said. “We’ve already started with some early snow, and I think we’re going to be in line for a lot of snow this season.” 25 Car Talk Ray gives you car advice.

LIBRARY A new Polish discussion group will meet to talk about Polish culture, literature, history, current affairs and other topics. Attendees will speak in Polish or English, depending on your preferences. Fridays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Clubs beginning Dec. 7. Nashua Public Events • POLISH DISCUSSION Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free GROUP AT THE NASHUA and open to the public; no regisways Learning & Visitors Center, 4 Fletcher St., Manchester. Ranges from $7 to $10 per person; free for kids under 2. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.

tration required. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4610.

Continuing Education Open houses • GRANITE STATE ARTS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE Granite State Arts Academy is a public charter high school for the arts. Learn about the school,

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Start planning for the upcoming ski season during the New Hampshire Ski Club’s 12th annual Ski Expo Extravaganza on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester. More than 15 ski-related exhibitors will be there to talk with skiers about skiing products, locations and more. “We used to invite different ski areas to our monthly meeting. Then, finally, we said, why don’t we invite everyone and have an expo where people can come talk to all of them?” club board member and event organizer Lynda Lombardo said. Exhibitors will include ski areas and resorts from around New England, local ski shops, a ski tuning service, a custom graphics company and others. Attendees can get a raffle card stamped at each exhibitor for a chance to win lift tickets and skiing accessories. “Everyone wants to know what’s new on the mountains this year, like who has added some back trails and who has added snow-making and who has made improvements,” Lombardo said. “They can take this one evening to find all of that out and get all caught up on what’s happening in New England.” The New Hampshire Ski Club will also

Where: McIntyre Ski Area, 50 Chalet Way, Manchester When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission Visit: nhskiclub.org

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One of the easiest and most satisfying gardening activities I do each year is to plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus in containers in the fall. I keep them in a place that is cold, but not freezing, for three or four months, then bring them into the warmth of the house, where I get gorgeous blossoms when snow may still be on the ground. I recently potted up a dozen containers with spring-blooming bulbs. There are a few things you should know about forcing bulbs. First, you will need a cold dark place where you can store your bulbs after planting them in containers. Thirty-five to fifty degrees is best, though if the temps go down below freezing for a while, that’s all right, too. Second, it is important to select bulbs that are labeled “early” or “mid-season,” not “lateseason.” It is important label each pot with the date you planted it so you can decide when to bring it into the warmth of the house. If you bring in tulips too early you will get leaves, but not blossoms. Always wait four months for tulips to be ready. Daffodils only need to rest for three months before you bring them into the house. The smaller bulbs will do fine with even less. You will see the noses of snowdrops or crocus pop up out of the planting mix, begging for some sunshine so they can bloom. Planting bulbs for forcing is easier than planting them outdoors. All you need are a few appropriate containers and some potting mix. I use my window box each year, forcing 25 daffodils in a box roughly 36 inches long, 7 inches deep and 7 inches from front to back. It has holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, which is important — no bulb likes soggy, poorly drained soil. When preparing any container for planting, fill it about half way up with a good potting soil. Or you can mix the potting soil with compost to make a 50-50 mix. Or you can make your own potting mix using peat moss, compost and perlite or vermiculite. Perlite is the white stuff you often see in commercial potting mixes — it looks like Styrofoam. But it is actually an expanded mineral that has been heated until the moisture inside it makes it pop like popcorn. It is great for keeping soil mixes lightweight and holds air, which is important for roots. Vermiculite is another expanded mineral — this one from mica. It is lightweight, but holds water. The soil mix you use should never be allowed to dry out completely when forcing bulbs. This means you need to check on the pots once a month. If the soil mix is dry, you need to water lightly. I like to start with a mix that is quite moist when I plant the bulbs. If you use bagged peat moss in making a mix, be sure to moist-

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en it a few days in advance. Peat moss does not quickly absorb water when it is fully dry. So you have your pot half full of potting mix. How many bulbs can you fit into the pots? I often use rectangular clay pots that are a foot long and 5 inches deep and from front to back. If using small bulbs like crocus, I plant 20 or 25. For larger bulbs like daffodils or tulips I plant 10 or 12 in the same size pot. In a round 8-inch pot I planted three hyacinths this year. I plant bulbs closer in a pot than I would outdoors. Once planted, cover the bulbs with your potting mix and pat the soil with your hands to firm it up around the bulbs. Then give the pots a light watering and place in a cool place, as described above. If you don’t have a cold basement, you might place them in a garage or even on the steps coming up outdoors from your basement. Just remember that they must develop roots and start growing in a cold, not freezing location. Depending where you store your bulbs, mice or squirrels will eat tulips and other bulbs just as greedily indoors as out. And I’ve even had them dig daffodils out of pots and leave them in disgust – they must wonder who would want to eat them. The easiest solution to the rodent problem is to cover each container with a piece of plywood cut to the size of the container. Just be sure to check the containers often, come spring. I’ve had bulbs start growing, hit the plywood and get all bent over. To maximize the number of blooms you get, you can plant two layers of bulbs. Plant crocus or other small bulbs over daffodils or tulips. Just cover the bigger bulbs with soil mix, then add the small bulbs and cover them. It can be quite dramatic. I have done this outside, too. By mid-winter I am aching to see blossoms. Since I won’t be seeing them outside, I love to have them inside. If you have had trouble with animals eating your tulips, forcing bulbs indoors is a good way to enjoy them, without fear of squirrels digging them up or deer eating the flowers. Plant them now, or certainly by mid-December, and enjoy them in early spring. Henry can be reached at henry.homeyer@ comcast.net. He is the author of four gardening books.


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Dear Donna, Do you have any info on this old soldier cookie jar? The marking says 112 or I12 Calif USA. Barbara Dear Barbara, He is a sweet cookie jar. I have to say I haven’t seen this one before, and I have seen so many. Your soldier is by Marsh Industries out of California. There were many companies that fell under California Potteries. I found a couple different versions of yours. One, like yours, is all in gold and the other is painted to look like a toy soldier. Both versions were cold painted on the exact same mold. This means it was painted on top of the final glazing, which was very common during the 1930s to the 1950s. The one you have looks to have been fired in a solid gold paint; then they added the hair and details in a cold paint. This is why you can see some wear in spots, which lowers the value. The value of cookie jars has changed so much in the last 10 years or so, it’s hard to keep up. A value for your cookie jar would be in the range of $50 to $100 in its condition. One thing for sure, though, they all have sentimental value. I know I remember my mom’s cookie jar!

take a tour and meet with current students and instructors. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Granite State Arts Academy, 19 Keewaydin Drive, No. 4, Salem. Visit gsaanh.org. • THE FOUNDERS ACADEMY ADMISSIONS INFORMATION NIGHT The Founders Academy is an open enrollment chartered public school for grades 6 through 12. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. The Founders Academy, 5 Perimeter Road, Manchester. Visit thefoundersacademy.org or call 952-4705. Crafts Workshops • FABRIC COLLAGE Using hand-dyed cottons and batiks, participants will explore an improvisational approach to making fabric collages using a raw edge machine applique technique. The class will require students to bring their own sewing machine with a basic working knowledge of how to use it. Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. Tuition is $62 due upon registration, plus a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233.

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PER UNIT Donna Welch has spent more than 30 years in the antiques and collectibles field, appraising and instructing, and recently closed the physical location of From Out Of The Woods Antique Center (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com) but is still doing some buying and selling. She is a member of The New Hampshire Antiques Dealer Association. If you have questions about an antique or collectible send a clear photo and information to Donna at footwdw@aol.com, or call her at 391-6550 or 624-8668.

• PAPER COLLAGE EARRINGS Using your imagination and any paper images you scrounge from the huge assortment supplied, participants will create wearable works of art. Sun., Nov. 11, noon to 3 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. Tuition is $35, plus a $8 materials fee payable to the instructor. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. Wood workshops • TOTEM-MAKING WORKSHOP Using a variety of artfully decorated and textured papers, mark-making, paints, embellishments, stamps and stencils, participants will learn to create their own version of a wooden totem to bring to life. All supplies will be provided. No prior painting experience is required. Sat., Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. $52 tuition, plus a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor. Visit nhcrafts. org or call 595-8233. Dance Folk dance classes • ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE Rich Jackson and

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Dereck Kalish lead the dances, with music by Clara StefanovWagner and Jean Monroe. Beginners and singles are welcome. Sun., Nov. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. West Street Ward House, 41 West St., Concord. $10. Visit nhecds.org or call 934-2543. Special folk dances • CONTRA DANCE Caller Chris Ricciotti with music by the Sugar River Band and Deanna Stiles. All dances taught. Beginners, singles and families are welcome. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 to 11 p.m. Boscawen Town Hall, 116 N. Main St., Boscawen. Free. Visit concordnhcontra.wordpress.com or call 225-4917. Festivals & Fairs Expos • 12TH ANNUAL NH SKI CLUB EXPO Several ski areas and ski-related vendors across New England are expected to attend. Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. McIntyre Ski Area, 50 Chalet Way, Manchester. Visit nhskiclub.org. Health & Wellness Childbirth & parenting • BE THE PARENT, PLEASE: STOP BANNING SEESAWS

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Assemble for adventure!

INSIDE/OUTSIDE

Family fun for the weekend

Free time!

The second Saturday of the month (Nov. 10) means it’s Free NH Second Saturday at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester; currier.org, 669-6144), when, from 10 a.m. to noon, Granite Staters get free general admission to the museum. Current exhibitions include “Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence: The sculpture of Giovan Angelo Montorsoli and His Circle,” Ethan Murrow’s hand-drawn panoramic murals and, outside, “The Blue Trees,” a community art installation by Konstantin Dimopoulos.

The live stunt show Marvel Universe Live! featuring Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy and more will come to the SNHU Arena (555 Elm St. in Manchester) Thursday, Nov. 8, trough Sunday, Nov. 11. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $15. See snhuarena.com or marveluniverselive. com (where you can find a trailer of sorts for the show). Maybe you can convince the kids to go for shawarma after. At area Barnes & Noble stores, the adventure includes a brief look at the lives of women from Cleopatra through Serena Williams in the book Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes written by Eva Chen and illustrated by Derek Desierto and which is hot off this presses this week. Juno goes searching for a missing shoe and winds up in shoes belonging to a variety of famous women, according to the description on the

GET CRAFTY Here’s a look at this weekend’s holiday craft fairs. Check out the Inside/Outside section each week for an updated listing of the coming weekend’s craft fairs. • Join St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (335 Smyth Road, Manchester) for its fall craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to dozens of local crafters, the fair will feature a cookie walk, a bake sale, a children’s table and more. Call the church at 647-7322 for more details. • More than 200 crafters will appear at the 29th annual craft fair at Manchester Memorial High School (1 Crusader Way) on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in addition to a cookie sale and raffles. Email sueknowles@ yahoo.com for more information. • There will be a craft fair at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish (190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters from all over New England will be selling home decor, textiles, jewelry, original art, children’s gifts and more. Visit stelizabethsetonchurch.org. • The YMCA of Greater Nashua fall craft fair is happening at the organization’s Nashua facility (24 Stadium Drive) on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit nmymca.org. • There will be a holiday craft fair at Concord Hospital (250 Pleasant St.) on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with showcased items to include jewelry, paintings, quilting, cards, photos and more. Visit concordhospital.org. • Holy Trinity Cathedral (166 Pearl St., Manchester) will hold its annual holiday fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit holytrinitypncc.org. • Join the Lane Memorial Library (2 Academy Ave., Hampton) for its Winter Wonderland community craft fair and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit hampton.lib.nh.us. • The Seacoast Artisans will host their 19th annual holiday fine arts and craft show on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Great Bay Community College (320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth). Visit facebook.com/seacoast.artisans. • Join Salon Tuscany (108 W. Broadway, Derry) for its holiday craft fair on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will feature an assortment of handmade items that make great Christmas gift ideas and stocking stuffers, such as wreaths, jewelry, knit and crochet items, canvas bags and more. Visit salontuscany.com. HIPPO | NOVEMBER 8 - 14, 2018 | PAGE 24

Barnes & Noble website. The storytime is 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Barnes and Noble stores in Manchester (1741 S. Willow St., 668-5557), Salem (125 S. Broadway, 898-1930), Nashua (235 Daniel Webster Highway, 888-0533) and Newington (45 Gosling Road, 422-7733).

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The Saturday program at the Amokskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St. in Manchester; amoskeagfishways.org, 626-3474) this weekend (Nov. 10) is all about owls. “Eyes on Owls” will feature Marcia and Mark Wilson giving a presentation about Granite State owls at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $7 per person for the morning programs (which will run 45 minutes each) and $10 for the afternoon (which is scheduled to be an hour long). Kids 2 years old and younger get in free. Older nature lovers might want to head outside for some lessons in Winter Tree Identification (not as easy without leaves)

AND START BANNING SNAPCHAT During this Skype-visit presentation, Naomi Schaefer Riley will bring to the conversation the latest research on technology usage and drawing from her own experience as a mother of three. Mon., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St., Amherst. Visit amherstlibrary.org or call 673-2288. Disease-focused workshops & seminars • ALZHEIMER’S & EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES As people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join the library in exploring how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Presented by Charlie Zoeller. Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Visit derrypl.org or call 4326140. Marketing & Business Personalfinanceworkshops • FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS This free 9-week class will meet once a week. Sundays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 11 to Jan. 6. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 14 Mammoth Road, Hooksett. Class materials of $129 per person or couple must be purchased ahead of time. Visit financialpeace.com/ classes/1074387/registration.

at Beaver Brook’s Maple Hill Farm (117 Ridge Road in Hollis; beaverbrook.org, 641-6060). The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and kids 10 and over are welcome accompanied by an adult. The event is free, according to the website. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes for the woods and bring a hand lens if you have one. Advance registration is required.

Miscellaneous Holiday events • CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE Featuring holiday crafts, a visit with Santa Claus, cookies and hot cocoa, an artisan fair and much more. Fri., Nov. 16, 4 to 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, and Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 23, through Sun., Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough. $20 for adults, $10 for kids 17 and under. Visit castleintheclouds.org. • EXETER’S 20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES Thurs., Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front St., Exeter. Free. Call 772-2411. • HOMESTEAD CHRISTMAS Go on a tour of the festively decorated Captain Enoch Remick House, sample holiday treats, take a wintertide wagon ride, interact with costumed interpreters, try your hand at a colorful craft and watch cooking demonstrations at the open hearth and farm kitchen wood stove. Sat., Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth. $5 general admission and free for kids ages 4 and under. Visit remickmuseum. org or call 323-7591. Pop culture • MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! The live stunt show will feature Marvel characters such as The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and more. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

and 3 p.m. SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. Tickets start at $15. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 11, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Yard sales/fundraisers/ auctions • PENNY SALE Series raffles will be happening every hour throughout the day. Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Somersworth High School, 11 Memorial Drive, Somersworth. Contact Sue Gregoire at s.gregoire@comcast.net.

Museums & Tours History & museum events • THAT REMINDS ME OF A STORY Presented by Rebecca Rule, who will tell various stories of New Hampshire and invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own. Sat., Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St., Nashua. Free and open to the public. Visit nashuahistoricalsociety.org.

Nature & Gardening Nature hikes & walks • HIKING HISTORICAL NEW HAMPSHIRE: FIVE DESTINATIONS THAT DEFINE NEW HAMPSHIRE’S PAST Local hiker and Laconia Daily Sun journalist Gordon DuBois will take attendees on five virtual hikes to places that have played a predominant part in the history of the state. Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main St., New Hampton. Free and open to the public. Visit gordonnashlibrary.org or call 744-8061.


INSIDE/OUTSIDE CAR TALK

Pinging project truck requires some tinkering Dear Car Talk: I have a project truck. It’s a 1979 Ford F-100 with a 300-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine. Before I had it bored out to 30/1000s, it didn’t ping. Now, By Ray Magliozzi using the recommended spark plugs, it starts pinging under very light load as soon as it warms up. I am assuming that’s because of the increased compression ratio, which is causing a higher cylinder temperature. Everything else -- timing, carbon buildup, fuel mixture -seems fine. I haven’t checked the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) yet, though. So, am I right about higher compression and higher temps leading to pinging? I have been unable to find cooler spark plugs that will fit. Could I run a cooler thermostat instead? Thanks! — Don Good thing this is a project truck, Don, because I project you’ll by tinkering with this for a long time. Here’s the problem: We all know that the original engine was durable, but underpowered. Or, as we say in the business, with no disrespect meant to our canine friends, that six-cylinder engine was a dog. Most people who bought the truck with that

engine wished they had opted for the V-8. But instead of making your “project” replacing this engine with a V-8, you tried to increase its power. So you increased the size of the cylinders, and then I’m guessing you decided to replace the pistons with some differently shaped Mount Kilimanjaro ones that would generate more power. In doing so, you increased the compression ratio. And that’s probably why it’s pinging. You should check the EGR valve and make sure it’s working properly. The job of the EGR is to inject some exhaust gas into the fresh charge to cool it off and reduce pinging. So, hope that the EGR is not working, because that would be your easiest fix. Unfortunately, there are no cooler spark plugs or thermostats that will resolve this. If the EGR is working correctly, then you have two options. Since you appear to have money to burn on this truck, Don, one option is to spend an extra 50 cents a gallon on 93 octane fuel, and see how much that helps. Alternatively, you can try to retard the timing. But that’s going to have to be done through trial and error. You’ll need to tinker with it and look for some middle-ground timing setting where the pinging goes away but you still have sufficient power. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to set it so

the pinging stops, and you’ll have almost as much power as you had before you rebored the engine and installed those stupid pistons. Or you could just let it ping. And when the pinging melts your new pistons, put in a V-8 instead. Good luck, Don Dear Car Talk: Why is it that sometimes, when you see a car in a movie, the car is moving forward but its wheels are rotating backward? — Stan Good question, Stan. It has to do with the “frame rate” of movie film. Imagine you’re in a room that’s pitch black. And there’s a single car wheel in the room at the end of an axle, so you can spin it. Now imagine you start spinning the wheel, and you turn on a strobe light. The first time the strobe light flashes, you catch a frozen glimpse of that wheel, wherever it happens to be the moment the light flashes on, right? Now let’s say the speed of the wheel is perfectly matched up to the speed of the strobe light. So every time the light flashes on, the wheel has made one complete rotation. Since you only see the wheel in the same position each time, the strobe light would fool you into thinking the wheel is not moving at all — when it actually is!

Now let’s say the wheel is turning a little slower than the speed of the strobe light. So the wheel makes a little less than one full rotation between flashes. Each time the light flashed on, the wheel would appear to be slightly “behind” where it was last time you saw it. That would effectively trick your eye into thinking the wheel was going backward, even though it’s going forward, just more slowly. Movies work kind of like that strobe light. Most film is shot at a rate of 24 frames per second. Normally, that’s fast enough so your eye doesn’t notice that it’s seeing 24 individual pictures every second. What you see is smooth motion. But when you get something that’s moving very quickly, like the spokes of a car wheel, you can get that “strobe” effect. And depending on how fast the wheel is turning, compared with the 24 frames per second the movie camera is taking pictures, the wheel can appear to be moving forward, backward or standing still. We’ve tried to take advantage of this phenomenon at the garage. When we fail to fix a customer’s car, and they call up to complain that it won’t move, we’ll sometimes ask them if it could be an optical illusion. Nobody’s fallen for it yet, Stan. Visit Cartalk.com.

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never really left. It’s like a lot of hobbies — as you progress, you get more serious about it. I took one step, then another step, and so on. A big step was when I bought my first mine 25 years ago.

CAREERS

Jim Tovey

Miner and Lapidary Jim Tovey is a miner and lapidary (someone who engraves, cuts or polishes gemstones). He owns Toveco in Milford, where he crafts gemstones, cabochons, beads and jewelry from minerals he collects in New Hampshire mines. Can you explain what your current job is? We specialize in New Hampshire gemstone material, and that material I mine. I take it from raw product to a finished product, [including] gemstones and fine jewelry. That business forces me to wear a lot of different hats. First that’s the mining part. … You have to know something about geology and drilling and blasting. From there you … take raw material and turn it into gemstones, beads, carvings. … You have to have a general knowledge of gemology and carving and a basic understanding of working with minerals, and then turning those minerals into something that is

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attractive and has great eye appeal. … I can sell you an all-New Hampshire piece of jewelry, where the gemstones and gold are from New Hampshire.

What kind of education or training did you need Jim Tovey for this job? For me, it was developing [my skills] through the hobby. I have an engineering degree from Keene State College in industrial design. I’ve never taken a formal geology class. On the lapidary end, I took some gemstone classes, which were really hands-on with how to use equipment. From there, I learned the basics of cutting stones. The optical end of the gemstone cutting is just physics, and I already had that down through getting my bachelor’s. Mining was a series of steps to get [state] licenses. … That was more like an apprenticeship

What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you? Always save your money, because when things happen, you don’t have to panic. You can ride the storm out.

What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career? When I got out of high school, I went to work at a shipyard, then got my degree, then [worked in] engineering, and now this. Either way, it seems like everything worked out and keeps working out. As long as you work hard, things will work out.

What is your typical at-work uniform? Even when I’m working at the store, [I dress] very casual. … When I’m mining, it’s a whole different setup, definitely with hard hat and safety glasses all the time. … When you’re drilling and blasting, you’re constantly wearing ear plugs.

How long have you worked there? I started when I was a kid at 12 years old. It was a hobby, then it became a serious What was the first job you ever had? hobby, then a part-time business, and now How did you find your current job? A morning paper route. it’s my full-time business. Before it became — Scott Murphy I spent some time looking for a storefront. my primary business, I was a contract engi- Before that, I worked through lapidary and What are you into right now? neer for 34 years. mineral specimen trade shows. … I spent some time looking for a place in the Man- The gold that I find in New Hampshire. How did you get interested in this field? chester/Nashua area, and ran across that The alloy in the gold, and then turning it When I started as a kid as a “rock hound,” spot in Milford. I’ve been there now for into cast pieces of jewelry. That is one very that’s what got me interested in it. And I going on seven years. pleasurable thing to do.

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FOOD Wholesome meals Where to dine in this Thanksgiving By Matt Ingersoll

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News from the local food scene

By Matt Ingersoll

food@hippopress.com

• May the best pita win: Join Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road, Manchester) for its second annual Pita Fest on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Attendees can sign up and enter their best pita recipes into this friendly bake-off for a chance to earn a prize and bragging rights, or you can just come and taste from a variety of different pitas and vote on your favorite. Judging will take place at 8 p.m. and the festival will also feature music, dancing, mezethakia platters and assorted beverages. Tickets are $10 per person and include access to pita samples, desserts and coffee. Visit assumptionnh.org or call 623-2045. • Souped up: Learn the basics of soup making at a special workshop at Souhegan High School (412 Boston Post Road, Amherst) on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in joint partnership with the Amherst Town Library. Presenter Paula Garvey, who teaches Family and Consumer Sciences at the school, will demonstrate how to make a homemade stock or broth from scratch, and will also showcase a thick creamy roasted potato and leek soup and a classic Italian minestrone soup. Attendees will then have a chance to sample the finished dishes. Garvey was born and raised in Ireland, where she taught home economics for 12 years before moving to the United States in 2001. Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit amherstlibrary.org or call 673-2288. • Time for tea: The Cozy Tea Cart (104 Route 13, Brookline) will host a Thanksgiving tea tasting on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sample teas, share recipes with others and more. The cost is $34.95 per person and reservations are required. Visit thecozyteacart.com or call 249-9111. • Brews versus wines: Join Zorvino Vineyards (226 Main St., Sandown) for the Breweries in Our Backyard Microbrew vs. Wine Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The four-course meal will be made from scratch, with each course paired with a beer from a local brewery and a wine from Zorvino Vineyards. The dinner will feature applewood bacon scallops with house-made ricotta gnocchi in a Guinness maple but34

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For those who need a break from cooking the all-inclusive Thanksgiving Day meal, several restaurants and function halls across the Granite State are offering everything from all-you-can-eat buffets to special holiday dinners and specials. Others will be open on Turkey Day to simply serve their regular menus. All meals included below are offered on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22), unless otherwise specified. Do you know of another restaurant offering Thanksgiving specials or buffets that isn’t on this list? Let us know at food@hippopress.com. • Airport Diner (2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, thecman.com) will be serving only its breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day, from 5 a.m. to noon. • Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen. com) will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a grand buffet from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, which will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh yams, peas and onions, butternut squash, rolls, cranberry sauce and your choice of a dessert, plus fresh fruit, assorted cheeses, salads and much more. The cost is $22.99 per person and half off for kids. Seniors receive a $2 discount. Complete take-home meals will also be available for purchase. Call for cost details. • Alpine Grove Banquet Facility (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, alpinegrove. com) will serve a Thanksgiving Day buffet with seatings at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The menu will include turkey with cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, garden minestrone soup, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, macaroni and cheese, assorted salads, breads and a dessert buffet featuring pumpkin, pecan and apple pies and pastries. The cost is $26 for teens and adults ages 13 and up, $10 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for kids 4 and under. • Backyard Brewery & Kitchen (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, backyardbrewerynh.com) will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to offering its full regular menu, the restaurant will also be serving a plated Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, squash, carrots and desserts. • Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn. com) is offering a special four-course prix fixe menu from noon to 6 p.m., which will

include your choice of an appetizer (crispy pork belly, New England clam chowder, house-made casarecce, winter squash bisque, smoked chilled duck breast, braised Colorado lamb stew or shrimp and grits), a salad (harvest or spinach), one main entree (turkey, salmon fillet, pork chop, pan-seared scallops, grilled beef tenderloin or house-made pumpkin lasagna) and one dessert (New York cheesecake, pumpkin pie, blackberry cabernet sorbet, vanilla bean creme brulee or apple crisp). The cost is $75 for adults and $32 for kids ages 10 and under. • Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmontrestaurant.com) will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering a special plated meal for $14.99 with all the fixings. Reservations will also be accepted for an all-you-can-eat turkey dinner for $16.99 per person, with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins are also accepted for an all-you-can-eat buffet, no reservations required. • Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chez-vachon. mycloveronline.com) is offering a Thanksgiving meal with one seating at 12:30 p.m. that will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, squash, green bean casserole, rolls, a drink and a dessert for $12.99. • The Coach Stop Restaurant & Tavern (176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 437-2022, coachstopnh.com) will serve a Thanksgiving dinner with seatings available at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The menu includes entrees like turkey, baked Virginia ham, slow-roasted prime rib, baked stuffed shrimp, baked stuffed haddock, veal oscar, chicken frangelico and seafood linguine. All entrees come with turkey soup, apple cider, mixed nuts, mashed potatoes, a fruit basket, yams, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, baby pearl onions, green peas, hot rolls, sweet bread, homemade pie and coffee. The cost ranges from $19.99 to $26.99, depending on which entree you choose. • Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks, Henniker, 428-3281, colbyhillinn.com) will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu with seatings from noon to 6 p.m. Choose one appetizer (apple cider and fall squash soup, oyster and scallop chowder, market greens, fall greens and grilled pear salad or sweet potato and roasted apple pierogi), one entree (cider-brined turkey, herb-crowned pork rib breast, pumpkin, kale and parsnip pot pie, juniper- and smoked sea salt-crusted salmon or venison with rosemary peppercorn reduction) and one dessert

(deep-dish apple, traditional pumpkin pie, bourbon pecan pie, chocolate mousse cake or pomegranate sorbet). All entrees come with whipped potatoes and roasted garlic, roasted fall vegetables and candied sweet potatoes. The cost is $49 for adults and $26 for kids ages 12 and under. • The Common Man (21 Water St., Claremont, 542-0647; 25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 8980088) is offering a Thanksgiving buffet featuring several menu items for $27.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids ages 12 and under. Dining hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all three locations. The Common Man is also offering prepared take-home Thanksgiving meals. • Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, countrytavern.org) will serve its Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Turkey Day. Menu options include a traditional turkey dinner for $25.95, which includes a roast turkey, a cup of turkey soup, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry pineapple relish and pumpkin or pecan pie, plus additional entrees like prime rib or baked salmon, appetizers like crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms or bruschetta, and various soups, salads and desserts. • The Derryfield Restaurant (625 N. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, derryfieldrestaurant.com) is offering a family-style turkey dinner for $26.95 for a minimum of four people that will include turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash, mixed seasonal vegetables, salad and dinner rolls. Individual costs are $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $17.95 for kids under 12. • Epoch Restaurant & Bar (The Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, theexeterinn.com) will serve a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., featuring carving stations, salads, side dishes and assorted desserts. The cost is $49.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids ages 12 and under. • Foster’s Boiler Room (231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, thecman.com) will


serve its Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $25.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids ages 12 and under. Reservations are suggested and take-home meals are also available to order. • Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 641-6776, fratellos.com) is serving a Thanksgiving buffet with two seatings, at noon and at 3 p.m. The menu will include a fresh selection of whole fruits, assorted nuts, a garden salad bar, freshly baked rolls and butter, and maple butternut squash bisque, plus a carving station with white turkey breast and slow-roasted prime rib, vegetarian options like roasted vegetable manicotti, and desserts like assorted pies and cakes. The cost is $31.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids ages 4 to 12 and free for kids ages 3 and under. • Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9000 ext. 602, graniterestaurant.com) will serve its buffet on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The menu will include assorted hors d’oeuvres, an artisanal cheese display, a carving station with herb-roasted pork loin and brined and roasted turkey, spiced butternut squash, roasted garlic and sour cream mashed potatoes, assorted pies and other desserts. The cost is $45 for adults, $35 for seniors over 55, $16 for kids ages 4 to 12 and free for kids under 4. Call to make reservations. • Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com) will serve its regular dinner menu on Thanksgiving Day, accompanied by Thanksgiving specials, from noon to 4 p.m. The specials menu will include turkey, steaks, chops, chicken and seafood dishes. A credit card is required for making a reservation. • Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant (233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 2796212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) will serve its regular menu on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 4292022; 1567 Summer St., Bristol, 744-2022, homesteadnh.com) is accepting Thanksgiving reservations now, with seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Entrees from the restaurant’s special Thanksgiving menu are $29 per person and include turkey soup, apple cider, mixed nuts, a fruit basket, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, green beans, hot rolls, sweet bread and homemade pie. Choose from turkey, baked Virginia ham, roast prime rib of beef, baked stuffed haddock, veal oscar, fresh broiled salmon, seafood fettuccine or vegetarian ravioli. • Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Martini Lounge (355 S. Broadway, Salem, 870-0045, jocelynsrestaurant.com) will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is taking reservations

now for its full dinner menu and for special turkey dinners with all the fixings. • Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman.com) will serve its Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $42.95 for adults and $18.95 for kids ages 12 and under. Reservations are suggested. • Mile Away Restaurant (52 Federal Hill Road, Milford, 673-3904, mileawayrestaurant.com) is taking reservations now for its annual Thanksgiving Day dinners, which are all priced at $30.95 and include your choice of one appetizer (fresh fruit plate with sorbet, seasonal country pate, Swedish meatballs or corn chowder), a salad (Caesar or tossed), one entree (turkey, choice prime rib, wienerschnitzel, veal or chicken marsala, baked stuffed acorn squash, baked stuffed jumbo shrimp, maple-glazed salmon or broiled scrod), and one dessert (cheesecake du jour, bittersweet flourless chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, bread pudding du jour, ice cream puff, chocolate mousse cake, lemon mascarpone cake or sorbet). Select items may also be ordered in smaller portions for $20.95 for kids under 12. • Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House (393 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5975, murphystaproom.com) is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve holiday party on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, which will feature appetizers, a cash bar, dining available through 10 p.m., dancing, music and more. There is no cover charge; dining reservations are being accepted online or by phone. • The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for maximum parties of six people. The menu will include turkey, roast beef, lobster macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, vegetables and assorted desserts. The cost is $29.99 for adults, $15.99 for kids ages 4 to 10 and free for kids ages 3 and under. • Route 104 Diner (752 Route 104, New Hampton, 744-0120, thecman.com) will be serving only its breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day, from 7 a.m. to noon. • Tilt’n Diner (61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, thecman.com) will be serving only its breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day, from 6 a.m. to noon. • Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, tuscanbrands.com) will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering its regular menu in addition to specials, which will include turkey, ham and more. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted as space permits. • The Wild Rover Pub (21 Kosciuszko St., Manchester, 669-7722, wildroverpub. com) will be serving a Thanksgiving Irish breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon. The cost is $9.99 per plate.

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Thanksgiving that include pumpkin, apple, coconut cream, banana cream and more. • The Black Forest Cafe & Bakery (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) is taking orders from its Thanksgiving menu now. Offerings include a turkey dinner for $95 that serves six people, several sides like butternut squash, kale bread stuffing, sweet and white smashed potatoes, and desserts like pies (apple, Dutch apple, pumpkin chiffon, cranberry apple, pecan or chocolate cream), cakes (drunken pumpkin mousse, chocolate mousse, coconut or carrot), various-shaped shortbread cookies, and pear cranberry walnut crostatas. Order by Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. Pickups are from Monday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 21. • Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180; 142 Lowell Road, Hudson, 577-1130; brothers-butcher.com) is taking Thanksgiving orders now for fresh turkeys ($2.99 per pound) and free-range turkeys ($3.99 per pound), as well as quart or half-tray sizes of traditional herb stuffing, sausage and herb stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and butternut squash, cranberry orange sauce (by the pint only), turkey gravy (by the quart only), and 10-inch pies (choose from apple, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream or lemon meringue). Pickups will be available from Monday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, until 5 p.m. • The Cake Fairy (114 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 518-8733, cakefairynh.com) is taking orders for 9-inch pies for $14.99 (apple, pumpkin, pecan, apple crisp or chocolate cream), sweet bread for servings of 5 to 8 for $6 (pumpkin, cranberry orange or date nut), large cupcakes for $4.25 each or mini cupcakes for $14.50 per dozen (vanilla, chocolate, maple, apple spice, salted caramel or mocha), mini whoopie pies for $15.50 per dozen (traditional or pumpkin), one-size turkey cake for $6.50 each (vanilla or chocolate), one-size cheesecake of 2 to 8 servings for $5 each (plain, strawberry or pumpkin), large cannolis for $4 each or mini cannolis for $2 each (plain or chocolate chip), and coffee cakes for $25 each. Order by Nov. 19. Pickups are on Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


• Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples. com) is taking orders for pies that include apple, Dutch apple, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry rhubarb and more. Order by Nov. 16. Pickups are available through Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. • Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chez-vachon.mycloveronline. com) is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for takeout that includes turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, squash, dessert and a drink. The cost is $12.99 per person. Eighteen varieties of pies are also available. • The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; Lakehouse Grille, 281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221; 10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; Foster’s Boiler Room, 231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764; thecman.com) is offering a Thanksgiving dinner to go with all the fixings, including turkey with homemade pan gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, maple roasted butternut squash, whole-berry cranberry sauce, green beans with almonds, dinner rolls and butter, sweet bread, and a slice of pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream. The cost is $18.99 per person. Order by Nov. 16. Meals will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 21. • Concord Food Co-Op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, concordfoodcoop.coop) is taking orders for fresh all-natural turkeys for $3.49 per pound or organic turkeys for $4.99 per pound, or entire meals that include turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, apple cranberry stuffing, house-made cranberry sauce, and your choice of greens (broccoli, green beans or asparagus) for $179.99 for up to 10 people. Pies orders are available as well; choose from apple, blueberry, pumpkin, chocolate cream, bumbleberry or pecan (chocolate cream or pumpkin can also come flourless). Order by Friday, Nov. 16, at noon. Turkeys are available for pickup beginning Nov. 19. Prepared meals are available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Copper Jacket Cafe (1158 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 707-4061, find them on Facebook) is taking orders for a variety of 9-inch pies for $18 each, with flavors that can include apple, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry rhubarb and more. Order at least one week in advance of Thanksgiving Day. Pickups are from Sunday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Nov. 21. • The Crust & Crumb Baking Co. (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, thecrustandcrumb.com) is taking Thanksgiving orders for a variety of desserts including pies (pumpkin, midnight pumpkin, key lime, apple streusel, forest berry crumb, chocolate or maple cream, toasted cranberry mousse, maple bourbon pecan or cherry), savory pies and quiches (bacon, leek and Swiss quiche, broccoli and cheddar quiche or pork pie), and other treats like vanilla layer cake, flourless chocolate torte

and pumpkin whoopie pies. Order by Nov. 16. Pickups are Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. • Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725; 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 647-2253; pastry.net) is taking orders for Thanksgiving- and fall-themed treats, including cookies, turkey buttercream fudge bars ($14.98 per dozen), a turkey-shaped cake or pilgrim hat-shaped cake for $39.99 (in your choice of pumpkin, chocolate, purple velvet, white almond pound, golden vanilla or marble swirl) and turkey cupcakes for $4.99 per dozen (with buttercream or chocolate fudge frosting). • Granite State Candy Shoppe (832 Elm St., Manchester, 218-3885; 13 Warren St., Concord, 225-2591; granitestatecandyshoppe. com) has several Thanksgiving- and fallthemed candies, including milk, dark and white chocolate turkey mold pops for $1.75, a one-ounce chocolate turkey for $2.98 and a 2½-ounce chocolate turkey for $4.98. • Grasshoppers Garden Center (728 River Road, New Boston, 497-5788, grasshoppersgardencenter.com) is taking orders now for fresh free-range turkeys from Misty Knoll Farm in Vermont. Order by Nov. 16. Pickups will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Great Harvest Bread Co. (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, greatharvestnashua. com) is taking orders for a variety of breads and dinner rolls for Thanksgiving, including cinnamon pumpkin rolls, Virginia rolls, honey whole wheat bread, pumpkin chocolate chip bread and more. Order by Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Pickups will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21. • Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant (233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) is taking orders now for Thanksgiving meals, with options that include a 10- to 15-pound turkey with stuffing and gravy, and a la carte items like mashed potatoes, squash, green beans, cornbread and pies. • The Healthy Buffalo (258 Dover Road, Chichester, 369-3611, healthybuffalo.com) is taking orders for fresh turkeys for $4.35 per pound. Order by Nov. 14. Pickups are on Sunday, Nov. 18, or Monday, Nov. 19, from noon to 6 p.m. • Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, justlikemomspastries.com) is taking orders for a variety of pies, like apple, blueberry, cherry, strawberry rhubarb, chocolate cream, pumpkin pecan and more (prices range from $9.50 to $15 depending on the flavor), as well as festive cookies, turkey-decorated cupcakes and many flavors of cakes, quiches and breakfast pastries. Order by Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon. Pickups are on Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. • Local Baskit (10 Ferry St., Suite 120A, Concord, 219-0882, localbaskit.com) is taking orders for a variety of items for Thanksgiving, including salt-free chicken and vegetable stock (fresh or frozen), recipe kits for side dish31

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Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; redarrowdiner. com) has all of its homemade cakes and pies available for order this Thanksgiving. All cakes are double-layer and are $29.99 each. All pies are 10 inches in size and are $14.99 each. Flavors include blueberry, pumpkin cream, strawberry rhubarb, pecan, coconut cream and more. Orders must be placed two days in advance of pickup. • Rise & Shine Bakery Cafe (1334 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, 9426700, riseshinebakenh.com) is taking orders now for 16 varieties of 9-inch pies, including blueberry, bumbleberry, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, chocolate cream, maple bourbon and pecan; 8-inch cheesecakes that include chocolate turtle, cookies and cream and pumpkin; pecan pumpkin rolls with cream cheese icing on the inside, available in one log or a box of 12 slices; and assorted bread loaves and dinner rolls. Order by Nov. 18; you can use the email address orders@riseshinebakenh.com. Pickups are available on Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Triolo’s Bakery (21 Kilton Road, Bedford, 232-3256, triolosbakery.com) is taking orders pies that include apple, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb and more, as well as various other treats. They’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but accepting orders until the day before. • Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, tuscanbrands.com) is taking orders for Thanksgiving now, which include whole turkey dinners for 6 to 8 people for $150 (featuring 10- to 12-pound turkeys, maple whipped sweet potatoes, insalata mista, Brussels sprouts and stuffing), as well as various side dishes like honey-glazed root vegetables and turkey pan gravy, soups like roasted butternut squash and ginger and sausage and kale, main course meats a la carte like carved roast turkey, boneless prime rib and rotisserie Long Island duck, and desserts like Cortland apple pie, pumpkin tiramisu cake, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. The deadline to place an order is Monday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. All orders are available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. • Van Otis Chocolates (341 Elm St., Manchester, 627-1611, vanotischocolates.com) has various Thanksgiving-themed chocolates, including turkey mold pops and chocolate cornucopias filled with mixed nuts. • Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, wickedgoodbutchah. com) is taking orders for hams and turkeys, which start at $2.99 per pound. Order as soon as possible. The last pickup date is Wednesday, Nov. 21. • The Wine’ing Butcher (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300; thewineingbutcher.com) is taking orders for natural turkeys, sides, appetizers, desserts and baked goods.


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What is your must-have kitchen item? What is your favorite thing on your A bakery scraper. It can be used as a menu? The beef noodle bowl. [The beef] gets chopping or a scraping tool. I’ve got that close at hand all the time when I’m work- slow-cooked and then pulled, so it’s got a ing in the kitchen. really deep flavor. If I had to pick a favorite, that would be it. What would you have for your last meal? I would probably say stuffed cabbage, What is the biggest food trend in New and I guess Grey Goose or Tito’s [vodka]. I Hampshire right now? put an olive in there. I mean, bubble tea I expect to really explode onto the scene. It really is not much What is your favorite local restaurant? of anywhere in New England, but I expect There’s a place in Newport called The that it’s going to take off. Salt Hill Pub. I’ve been there a bunch of times. They do fried green peppers that are What is your favorite thing to cook at home? really good. What celebrity would you like to see ordering from your restaurant? LeBron [James]. I’m a big basketball fan.

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PLAYLIST A seriously abridged compendium of recent and future CD releases • Hoo boy, look, we’re already talking about the releases coming out Nov. 9! Like I always say, get the unpleasantries out of the way first, like in this week’s case, Down The Road Wherever, the new album from Mark Knopfler. Knopfler was the guy in the whatever-abilly band Dire Straits, one of the bands I couldn’t stand in the least. They did that song “Money for Nothing,” with Sting from The Police, which talked about how rough life is for established rock stars like Prince. It was some sort of meta thing, with a hidden message that said something like “You know, I’d really rather be selling refrigerators at an appliance shop, because it’s so much easier to deal with than diving into pools full of groupies and playing street hockey whenever we feel like it.” Anyway, Rolling Stone and some other corporate Pravdas dubbed him a guitar god, while I barfed uncontrollably and wondered where we’d all gone so wrong. That said, maybe this new solo album is OK (I’m sure it isn’t), so let’s plug in the ole ‘buds and listen to “Good on You Son,” the single from this whatsis. After a chill guitar intro — yup, here it comes, 1980s-bar-band stuff, like Hootie & the Blowfish meets Eric Clapton, but with his mumbly singing. I don’t know what he’s talking about, probably something to do with living in an ice shack, who cares, the drummer is good, I’m all set here. • Hoho, it’s ’90s tweenybopper heroes Hanson! Someone let them make a record! It’s called String Theory, and we’re going to talk about it, because darn it, it’s in my “Pay Attention To This” list from the cacodemons at Billboard, why hast thou forsaken me, Billboard? Many 30something-aged women will remember being in love with Hanson and their “MMMBop” bubblegum pop song, so it should be fun to see what they’re doing now. I think one of them tried acting or something, big deal, let’s mosey over to the dark web and see what this Slenderman-invented pop mess has to offer for the masses of millennials who only listen to refried trap nowadays. Here’s a song from the album, “String Theory.” The video shows some poor orchestra saps playing real violins and kettle drums, and then they start singing like Coldplay and Sting. There are hints of Sublime in there. It’s not horrible, like whoever wrote the song is probably a decent person. Aside from encouraging Hanson to make an album. • Yikes, Muse has a new LP coming out on Nov. 9 too, called Simulation Theory. Enough critics have dissed Muse over the years that there’d be no point in actually taking the time to cobble a few new insults. And who knows, maybe something is salvageable from this new Muse album, let’s go listen to the title track. Yikes, I forgot how massively triggered I get by Muse. This sounds like a discarded track from that Black Holes album, a mid-tempo jaunt with a dated electronic line, like U2’s little brother trying to be “dope,” like the kids say. I’m really, really trying to think of something nice to say here. Let’s move on. • Wait, local rawk hero J Mascis was in Dinosaur Jr. back when rock wasn’t completely hopeless, so maybe his new Elastic Days record will be cool. Let’s get down to the rock music, kids, and the single “Web So Dense.” Heh, this is like a droopy Tom Waits thing, with super-annoying synths, a bad guitar line, we’re in business. There’s an interesting guitar doodle, but man, fix your amp. I give up. — Eric W. Saeger

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On the first Monday of every month, writers hold informal gatherings across the state to read and critique each other’s work, discuss the writing and publishing process or just to socialize and offer encouragement. It’s a program organized by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project called Writers’ Night Out, and there are currently 10 active groups. One of those groups, which meets in Concord, recently did something that no other group has done before — it published a book: Concord Writers’ Night Out 2018: An Anthology of Writers and Writing, a collection of 26 literary works by 21 writers from the group. (It’s available online as a PDF or a download for e-readers for free, or as a print copy for $5.) Each Writers’ Night Out group runs their meetings differently. Group organizer Gary Devore said the Concord group has always been “more of a laid back social group,” where writers can chat about their current writing projects and give each other support. While discussing ways in which they could better support each other, the idea for an anthology came up. “We were trying to think of one thing that could help everyone. Not everyone has social media or a website we can follow or a published book we can buy,” Devore said. “The only thing to do was to get a small publication together that anyone could read, that would give writers a chance to have their writing voices heard outside the group.” The anthology features a variety of literary genres, including literary fiction, horror, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, experimental fiction, memoir and poetry. Some are complete short works while others are excerpts from larger published, unpublished or in-progress works. “We all write about very different things, so it’s neat to have this collection of writing that we can point to and say, this is a nice representation of the type of writing produced by the people in this group,” Devore said. Additionally, the book represents writers at various stages in their writing careers. “They’re all over the spectrum, from complete novices working on their first book to veterans with a couple of titles under their belt, from people who have been traditionally published or have selfpublished, to people who hope to, one day, send their work to an agent,” Devore said. Kevin Barrett is one of the contributing writers. For the anthology, he submitted the first chapter of a novel he’s been working on for the last few years called Dead Leave. It’s a science fiction story about a man living

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Rage Becomes Her, by Soraya Chemaly (Atria, 298 pages) When Soraya Chemaly was 15, she wandered into the kitchen to find her mother calmly hurling her wedding china off the veranda, pitching it to a terrace below as if the expensive plates were Frisbees. “When she was done, she walked back into the kitchen and asked me how my school day had gone, as though nothing out of the ordinary had happened,” Chemaly writes in her new book about female anger, Rage Becomes Her. What Chemaly dubs “the Throwing of the Plates,” was anger, ’70s style — a mute, cheerful suppression of a primary emotion that helped our distant ancestors protect their boundaries and keep their families alive, and still benefits men but not usually women. Now in her 50s with a daughter of her own, Chemaly is part of a chorus of women calling for a new style of rage, one that considers anger not a deadly sin but a vehicle for female empowerment to be driven boldly into the public square. If a few sacred bulls get mowed over, all the better, the anger-mongers say. If you’re male, you can stop reading now, because it’s hard to imagine what man who isn’t related to Chemaly (or quoted by her) would slog through this lengthy accounting of all the reasons American women have to be angry. There are 10 chapters, and nine are devoted to various and sundry injustices, as experienced by Chemaly and other women and as documented by research. This is not to diminish the injustices’ importance — #MeToo exploded for good reason, and the sexism that dogs women from the home to the workplace belongs here. Anger can only be noble when it’s justified; if it’s not, it’s merely a tantrum. So it was important that Chemaly answer the question “What have you got to be angry about?,” and she had plenty of material from which to draw. From constantly being told that we’d be prettier if we smiled, to the frequent threat of domestic or stranger violence, to having to wait in line for a half hour to use the restroom at the theater while men are in and out in two minutes, to (of course) Donald Trump, women are constantly seething, “continuously told to live in the cracks of a world shaped by and for men, without complaining or demanding. Without being angry.” In short, not being able to be angry, in the way that men are, is something to be angry about, too. Research has shown that men who show anger are respected for it and seen as more

powerful. Women, because of ancient societal norms that favor the weak and demur, are derided as unattractive and out-of-control when they seethe. So they suppress it, ruminate or cry, beat it down until the anger turns into illness, physical or mental. Although anger has its own health consequences — people are more likely to have a cardiac event two hours after an angry outburst — for women, the suppression of anger is just as bad, health-wise, and does nothing to effect change. Be angry and own it, counsels Chemaly, who rues her own failings on this front. When, for example, a bullying boy at her daughter’s preschool repeatedly knocked her building down, Chemaly tried to resolve the conflict peaceably by speaking nicely to the boy’s parents. The problem was only resolved when she decided to effectively parent the boy herself and speak firmly to him. But she sees, now, that she missed an opportunity to tell her daughter that she had a right to be angry about what was happening, and to express it. The evolution of woman’s rage has had its mistakes; the pink hats of 2017 are already acknowledged as one by those who say they were offensive to nonbinary people and women of color; and the chant “we’re fierce, we’re feminist and we’re in your face” was easy fodder for mockery on talk radio. Smartly, Chemaly argues here for a different kind of anger than what is usually displayed on public streets. She advocates for a “wise anger,” individualized, thoughtful, controlled. “Reenvisioned, anger can be the most feminine of virtues: compassionate, fierce, wise and powerful,” she writes. This is an anger fueled by not emotion, but by rational thought, and unlike her mother’s actions and the “rage rooms” that are popular these days, this is an anger that does not involve cathartic destruction. “Contrary to the idea that anger clouds thinking, properly understood, it is an astoundingly clarifying emotion.” Rage Becomes Her is a cogent argument for anger as female virtue, although it would have benefited from more strategy and less ruminating. Its major flaw is its omission of a key part of the story: Why was Chemaly’s mother throwing the plates? When she gets around to asking her about the incident, at the end of the book, the plate-throwing mom says only that she’d pitched a lot of dishware over the course of her life, and Chemaly lets her get away with that ambiguity. That may keep the peace at the next family gathering, but a nation of angry women deserved more. B — Jennifer Graham


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•​ A different approach to aging: Author Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle will present her book Aging with Wisdom at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. The book offers new perspectives on aging and inspiration for those in their final phase of life. It explores questions like “How do we find beauty and meaning in aging?” “How do we respond to living in an age-phobic culture?” and “How do we cultivate an inner life resilient enough to meet the challenges of our later years?” The first 50 registrants will receive a complementary copy of the book. Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Call 224-4093, ext. 5815, or visit crvna.org. •​ Life lessons with animals: Author, naturalist and adventurer Sy Montgomery will visit Toadstool Bookshop (614 Nashua St., Milford) on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m., with her new book How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals. The memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 of Montgomery’s animal friends and explores themes like the otherness and sameness of people and animals, love and empathy, finding passion, creating families, coping with loss, gratitude, forgiveness and how to be a good creature in the world. Call 673-1734 or visit toadbooks.com. •​ An actress and an inventor: Margaret Porter will be at Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., presenting her book Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr. Hedy Lamarr was an actress in the 1930s and 1940s who, during World War II, created spread-spectrum technology, used today as the basis for WiFi, satellite communications and more. The book refutes myths and reveals truths about Lamarr’s multifaceted life. Call 836-6600 or visit bookerymht.com. — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • DAN SZCZESNY Author presents The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Sat., Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1741 S. Willow St., Manchester. Visit danszczesny.wordpress.com. • KEVIN GOODAN Author presents Anaphora. Tues., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • DAN SZCZESNY Author presents The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Smyth Public Library, 55 High St. , Candia. Visit danszczesny.wordpress.com. • DISCOVER LOCAL AUTHORS NIGHT Elliott B. Baker and Judy Loubier visit. Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. Gib-

The Amato Center for Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St. , Milford. Visit toadbooks.com. • JAN BRETT Author presents The Snowy Nap. Fri., Nov. 23, 5 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • WENDY WALTER Author presents Being Pickity. Sat., Nov. 24, noon. Toadstool Bookstore, 614 Nashua St., Milford. Visit toadbooks.com. • MARY ANN ESPOSITO Author presents Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. Wed., Nov. 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Bookery, 844 Elm St., Manchester. Visit bookerymht. com or call 836-6600. • DAN SZCZESNY Author presents The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. The Bookery, 844 Elm St., Manchester. Visit bookerymht.com or call 836-6600. • GLENN STOUT AND RICHARD JOHNSON Authors present The Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots. Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore. com.

Other • “THE BIG BOOK: PAGES FOR PEACE” Exhibition features the world’s largest book about peace. On view through Dec. 31. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough. Museum admission costs $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 3 through 16. Visit mariposamuseum.org or call 9244555. • RISE READING Members of the creative writing classes at the Rivier Institute for Senior Education will read from DAWN, The Literary Journal of RISE. Sun., Nov. 18, 2 to 4 p.m. Nashua Pubson’s Bookstore , 45 S. Main St. , lic Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore. Visit rivier.edu/rise. com. • MARGARET PORTER Writers workshops & Author presents Beautiful Inven- classes MONADNOCK WRITtion: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr. • Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Bookery ERS GROUP WELCOMES , 844 Elm St. , Manchester. Visit ELAINE ISAAK Isaak, a historical fantasy author, will explain bookerymht.com. • DAN SZCZESNY Author pres- how to intensify a scene and still ents The White Mountain: Redis- keep the story moving. Sat., Nov. covering Mount Washington’s 17, 9:45 a.m. Peterborough Town Hidden Culture. Thurs., Nov. 15, Library, 2 Concord St. , Peterbor7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 ough. Free and open to the public. Court St., Nashua. Visit danszczesny.wordpress.com. • TIM CAVERLY Author and humorist visits. Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Tucker Free Library, 31 Looking for more book, Western Ave., Henniker. Visit film and pop culture tuckerfreelibrary.org. events? Check out Hip• MARY ANN ESPOSITO po Scout, available via Author presents Ciao Italia: My the Apple App Store, Lifelong Food Adventures in Google Play and online Italy. Sun., Nov. 18, 4 to 5 p.m. at hipposcout.com

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POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ

Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)

Is 40, until the other people in the scene break. Though that kind of Robin Williams-style comedy soloing in a movie is not my favorite thing, I would have preferred a movie that was just Haddish trying to crack up her scene mates. C Rated R for sexual content and language throughout and for drug material, according to the MPAA. Written and directed by Tyler Perry, Nobody’s Fool is an hour and 50 minutes long and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Rami Malek does an excellent Freddie Mercury in the bafflingly lame Bohemian Rhapsody, which follows Queen from its creation through the band’s appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.

What a cool, strange concert that was, I thought as the movie ran down the list of performers at the two-venue concert (London and Philadelphia). The movie recreates Queen’s performance with impressive accuracy. You can find that segment of the real concert out there in the world and it’s definitely worth a watch. Also, wow, Queen was so fun. Not an original thought but I felt, watching this movie, similar to how I feel watching the Mamma Mia! movies. Just as those movies remind you “hey, ABBA is fun; I need to work some ABBA into my day,” this movie reminded me that Queen was musically fun, and ahead of its time for how it navigated being both stadiumfriendly rock but also playful and experimental in how it used musical styles. It almost feels more relevant today — more like something that could find a home on your alt rock/pop rock radio than it did even back during the early 1990s when my dorky teenage friends and I were “rediscovering” it. (Probably thanks to Wayne’s World. This movie even manages to work in a little head-nod to that 1992 reintroduction of Queen.) Another observation of stunning originality: wow, Freddie Mercury was so cool. He reminds me of Prince, an artist who is awesome in his heyday but still feels fresh and relevant (maybe even more so) years later. I mention all of this because this movie pulled out and re-inflated my appreciation for the band and its performers while also being so one-dimensional and obvious that it almost felt like a Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story-style parody. You or I, with nothing more than the experience of watching one episode of VH1’s Behind the Music and at least 75 percent of any movie, could have written this movie. The beats of band formation, fame, fast livin’, business-side shiftiness, personal demons, band separation and then the final act — OK, maybe it is the history of Queen but that doesn’t mean it had to be presented with such a lack of artfulness and such hacky writing. From the disapproving father (Ace Bhatti) who hectors Freddie — born Farrokh Bulsara of Parsi ancestry — about his Plans for His Future to the manager John Reid (Aidan Gillen) who snarls that one day Freddie will realize who the true snake is (meaning Paul Prenter, played by Allen Leech), everything here feels like it is the default dialogue in the script-writing software for musical biopics. You don’t even have to know anything about Queen to know who is going to be significant because introductions of key people are done with so much neon signage and confetti. And all this while Malek does a really strong MerHIPPO | NOVEMBER 8 - 14, 2018 | PAGE 42

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cury performance, giving us his showman side as well as his insecurities and vulnerabilities. Even middle-of-the-road scenes such as the band crafting the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” felt winning, in part because of how joyfully Malek presents someone wrapped up in the creative process. This movie has a The Iron Lady problem. That movie, a 2011 biopic of Margaret Thatcher, starred Meryl Streep doing good work as the former British prime minister in a movie that was otherwise a bowl of soggy corn flakes. Malek here is equally solid, in a movie that otherwise could use more time in the studio. How do you judge such work? An A for the fun of spending time with Queen and Mercury? An A- for Malek? A C- for the rest? So, B-? Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language, according to the MPAA. Directed by Bryan Singer with a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, Bohemian Rhapsody is two hours and 14 minutes long and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Nobody’s Fool (R)

Tyler Perry gives us romance, I guess, and comedy, maybe, with Nobody’s Fool, a movie that does not actually star Tiffany Haddish as its lead, despite what marketing for the film would have you believe.

Danica (Tika Sumpter), an ad executive on track for a big promotion, is technically the center of this story. Her sister, Tanya (Haddish), comes to stay with her at the request of the girls’ mother, an underused Whoopi Goldberg, after getting out of jail. Tanya’s presence doesn’t actually spur the storyline but it does highlight some of the weirdness of Danica’s seemingly orderly life: She gets frozen face and crazy eyes any time she’s reminded of a recent engagement that ended abruptly. She has a flirtation with the considerate, likeable and handsome owner of her favorite coffee shop, Frank (Omari Hardwick), but keeps turning him down for dates because he doesn’t meet the snobby requirements for a man on some list she’s made. And, she has a boyfriend, Charlie, who she claims to be mad-

ly in love with but who she has never met. He works on an oil rig with bad wi-fi so they can text and talk on the phone but she can’t Skype, much less meet, him. Tanya thinks this sounds entirely too convenient and decides to try to help Danica by exposing the fraudulent nature of “Charlie” — while also promoting the kind Frank, who has not only hired Tanya but helped her join his AA meeting to ensure that she stays sober. This is a jerk way to watch a movie but gah, did I so badly want to fix Nobody’s Fool. I’m aware Tyler Perry doesn’t need my advice to make another sack of cash, but it is genuinely frustrating to watch this movie, which starts out on a promising road and goes all wrong. Let’s pretend Perry did ask my advice; I’d tell him to start by getting himself a female writing partner. He clearly has things he wants to say about class and race and how money gets all tangled up in romance and that’s all great. Somewhere along the way, though, Perry has a tendency to punish his female characters, oftentimes to a rather degrading degree. When embarrassing stuff isn’t happening to them, he makes them behave with a kind of cruelty or desperation that doesn’t fit with the character he’s built. I feel like often, as is the case here, their redemption comes as a result of the forgiveness of the Good Man who is upright and true throughout the movie. Good guys are fine story characters, especially in a romance, and women who are imperfect can be equally compelling. But it makes it hard to root for anybody when the man is a saint and the woman is a somewhat infantile mess. Perry also seems at a loss to know exactly what to do with some of the assembled parts of this endeavor, particularly Haddish and Goldberg, who occasionally feel plopped in a scene. It’s like Perry knew they would be funny and solid additions to the cast but he was never really sure how to work them in. If there is any reason to see this movie, it is Haddish, who is charming and magnetic as a presence despite being stuck in a supporting role (and a so-so one at that) for no good reason. Particularly in the scenes of Haddish with Nev and Max from MTV’s Catfish, you get the sense with her that the camera is just kind of on her, a la Melissa McCarthy in This

Clara, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy — the familiar elements of the story best-known in its ballet form show up in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a fun riff on the classic tale.

I’ve seen Clara played as everything from a kid to a teen. This Clara is played by Mackenzie Foy, who is 18 on Saturday according to IMDb and reads as 13- or 14-ish. She, her older sister Louise (Ellie Bamber) and their younger brother Fritz (Tom Sweet) are glumly facing the first Christmas without their mother, Marie (Anna Madeley). (In some versions of the Nutcracker story, the central little girl character is called “Marie.”) Their father (Matthew Macfadyen) is also grieving, but he is at odds with Clara about how much they need to resume their everyday lives. Clara, a science-y tinkerer like her mother, would prefer to hole up in the attic, but her father insists they go to Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) party as usual. Clara is more excited when she realizes that Drosselmeyer may have the key she needs to open an engraved metal egg her mother left her. When it’s time to hunt for presents, Clara follows a golden string throughout the house, finally to a hallway that leads, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-style, to a snowy forest. There, she sees her precious key, but before she can grab it a mouse runs away with it. When the mouse crosses a river, Clara runs to a bridge guarded by a Nutcracker (Jayden Fowora-Knight). Though the Mouse King (a somewhat disturbing large mouse-shape made up of hundreds of small mice) and Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren, we eventually learn) chase them, Clara eventually makes it back to safety, but without the key. The Nutcracker, having recognized her as the daughter of “Queen Marie,” brings her to the palace that sits at the center of four realms — Sweets, Snowflakes, Flowers and Amusements, Mother Ginger’s land, which is now known only as the fourth realm. Mother Ginger was banished from her spot as the regnant of her land, explains the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), because she tried to overthrow all the realms. Now that Princess Clara has arrived, the people — all former toys brought to life by her mother, so we learn — hope that she will be able to save them. Like a kid playing with a box of toys, Four


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Realms dumps the various visual, musical and thematic elements of the classic Nutcracker story on the rug and makes a new adventure with them. Not surprisingly, it’s stronger on the world-building than on the execution, but this isn’t a fatal flaw, especially since I think the movie is worth the ticket price solely as an excuse to see Misty Copeland dance, which you can both in an abbreviated riff on the ballet that appears about halfway through and in a cool sequence that runs over the first chunk of the end credits. Both of those scenes also bring back a Fantasia orchestra visual cue, which is also, I don’t know, just neat. I could see knocks on this movie for its weak final third (when it also wonders away from the Tchaikovsky music) and therefore for its straying from the traditional story in general. But I think I actually like the way it used the elements of the original. If anything, the movie stays true to the toys and fantasy elements of the ballet, with a kid working out emotions

through a kind of heightened play. And I can more or less live with the weaknesses because the visuals are fun (and coherent with the story they’re telling) and the central characters (particularly Clara and the Nutcracker) are good at kid adventure and action, and because of the classic Nutcracker-y touches. I think the ideal audience here is a Nutcracker-fan parent and a kid who is familiar with the classic story and old enough to handle a giant mouse made of smaller mice, some moderately scary guard-clowns, a dead parent and a bit of dancing. And, for you and that kid and the (thankfully) less than two hours you’ll spend with this tale, I think The Nutcracker and the Four Realms offers a good-enough time. B Rated PG for some mild peril, according to the MPAA. Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston with a screenplay by Ashleigh Powell, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an hour and 39 minutes long and distributed by Walt Disney.

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NASHUA PUBLIC LIBRARY 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4611, nashualibrary.org • Wonderstruck (PG, 2017) Sat., Nov. 10, 2 p.m. • Tully (R, 2018) Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

CHUNKY’S CINEMA 707 Huse Road, Manchester, 206-3888; 150 Bridge St., Pelham, 635-7499; 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com • Free Birds (PG, 2013) Wed., Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (R, 1987) Wed., Nov. 14, noon

THE MUSIC HALL Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth; Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org • Blaze (R, 2018) Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. (Theater) • Juliet, Naked (R, 2018) Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. (Loft) • Far Out Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. (Theater) • Mandy (2018) Fri., Nov. 9, 10:30 p.m. (Theater) • Marnie (Metropolitan Opera) Sun., Nov. 11, 1 p.m. (Theater) • The Wife (R, 2017) Tues., Nov. 13, and Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. (Theater) • Unforgiven (R, 1992) Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. (Loft) • Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (2018) Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. (Theater)

PALACE THEATRE 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org • Warren Miller’s Face of Winter (2018) Sun., Nov. 11, 2 p.m. CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 S. Main St., Concord, 2251111, ccanh.com • Marnie (Metropolitan Opera) Sat., Nov. 10, 12:55 p.m. MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550; West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 6246560, manchester.lib.nh.us • Incredibles 2 (PG, 2018) Thurs., Nov. 8, 3:15 p.m. (West) • Courage Under Fire (R, 1996) Wed., Nov. 14, 1 p.m. (Main)

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• Country comfort: The cleverly named Homeschool Prom Queen is the duo of Kate West and Eric Ober. A charming new EP has elements of Gram & Emmylou, and on “Good for Gone,” a deft melding of rural folk with Decemberists alt sheen. With great harmonies throughout, the wry love song “Then I Met You” is quite sweet, a rollicking shuffle that only seems to embrace eternal bliss. Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Bookery, 844 Elm St., Manchester. See homeschoolpromqueen.bandcamp.com. • Cover thee: A weekend of tributes begins with Maiden New England, billed as the “ultimate Iron Maiden experience.” The heavy-metal heroes were once again snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a move singer Bruce Dickinson recently dismissed as a “complete load of bollocks.” There’s more metal the next night as Souls of Sabbath cover Black Sabbath. Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Crow’s Nest Pub & Grill, 181 Plaistow Road, Plaistow. 21+. See bit. ly/2DnBBAG. • Boulder band: Melding classic rock and dance music, Evanoff plays “Dream Rock,” defined as “dancey break beats, symphonic guitar riffs, powerful builds and face melting jams.” The Denver-based, Boulder-born band is led by by namesake JJ Evanoff’s guitar playing, with drummer John Hall and Brennan Forrester on synthesized bass and keyboards. Friday, Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m., Penuche’s Music Hall, 1087 Elm St., Manchester. 21+. See evanoffmusic.com. • For the vets: An all-day, multi-venue event, the Portsmouth Jazz + Blues Festival offers more than a dozen performers, including Baza, Michael Vincent Band, Pete Peterson, Matt Langley Quartet & Jody Bregley and a few others. There’s a ticketed ($30) show benefiting Easterseals charity Veterans Count in the evening, starring venerable Boston band Roomful of Blues and Combo Sabroso. Sunday, Nov. 11, noon, Portwalk Place, downtown Portsmouth. See vetscount.org.

The death of Tom Petty hit the music world hard. Forever on tour, with seemingly boundless energy, he was always creating, and no one was prepared to lose him. With his passing, many created ways to carry on Petty’s musical legacy. One of the most interesting is Pettygrass, led by guitarist and singer Keller Williams and backed by bluegrass band The Hillbenders. It’s more than a Pickin’ On treatment of Petty’s classics, as the group infuses songs like “Even The Losers” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream” with a reverence that suggests how Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers might have done them as a bluegrass band. Williams found inspiration as a teenager through Petty, latching on in the Damn the Torpedoes era. “Radio was a lot more influential back then, and pretty much always on,” he said in a recent phone interview. “I’ve never really had a Tom Petty record, but I could sing 15 of his choruses, no problem.” With his band The Keels, Williams covered a mashup of Petty’s “Last Dance With Mary Jane” and “Breakdown” at shows — a move audiences loved so much he recorded it for a 2005 album. “Any song could be a bluegrass song in my mind — just play it in double time,” he said. “Petty was from Jacksonville [so] there is definitely a hillbilly side of him, too. Though some people don’t want to admit it — at least in my band.” Dabbling in Petty’s music led to a 2015 SPCA benefit in his hometown that offered a full night of Petty songs, bluegrass style. With Jay Starling on dobro, guitarist Jeff Covert and Williams on

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bass, it was a great night. When Williams got the sad news in October 2017, that evening was on his mind. “The day he died, I’m in the studio … and I couldn’t focus, so I pulled out my cell phone and there’s probably like 90 minutes worth of voice memos from the rehearsal for that show,” Williams said. “Recording that was so fun, so we just mastered those and released it on SoundCloud.” Then the Hillbenders, a Springfield, Missouri, band that’s best-known for doing a bluegrass version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy, heard the tracks and reached out to Williams. “They see we’re fans and wanted to collaborate,” Williams said. “So that is how Pettygrass came about — it was a Hillbenders idea.” The two knew of each other but hadn’t played together before. “I crossed paths with the Hillbenders a couple of years ago at different festivals … and just really got to like them,” Williams said. Musically, the songs remain faithful, but elements like gorgeous harmonies set

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the project apart. “That’s something that I love dearly,” Williams said, “and the songs just really lend themselves to that harmony. … They’re not there on the record, but it’s something that I’m really proud of, and those guys are really fantastic singers.” Mutton-chopped Hillbenders dobro player Chad Graves, a.k.a. “Gravey,” is a big part of the fun on this tour, both on stage and off. “He is the Dapper Dan of bluegrass music,” Williams said. “The type of guy to go out to a festival and throw his dobro on and walk around the campsite looking for a jam. One of the funnest times on this tour was following him around at the Redwood Ramble up in Northern California. … We had a good time picking with some West Coast freaks out there.” The tour’s been going since June, fueled by top musicianship and a love for the material. “We all connect on so many levels that no one holds back,” Williams said. “It’s kind of a rock and roll mentality on one side but with a real kind of executing precision on the other and I really like that. ... It’s loose but yet it’s tight. Somehow we find that balance.” At some point, a live album will come out of the tour, but how that will happen is something Williams won’t divulge. “I don’t want anyone to get nervous,” he said with a laugh, “but yeah, there’s going to be some multi-tracking.”


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Bristol Back Room at the Mill 2 Central St. 744-0405 Kathleen’s Cottage 91 Lake Street 744-6336 Purple Pit 28 Central Square 744-7800

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Contoocook Covered Bridge Cedar St. 746-5191 Farmer’s Market Town Center 369-1790 Deerfield Nine Lions Tavern 4 North Road 463-7374

Dover Cara Irish Pub 11 Fourth St. 343-4390 Dover Brick House 2 Orchard St. 749-3838 Falls Grill & Tavern 421 Central Ave. 749-0995 Fury’s Publick House 1 Washington St. 617-3633 Sonny’s Tavern 83 Washington St. 742-4226 Top of the Chop 1 Orchard St. 740-0006 Dublin DelRossi’s Trattoria 73 Brush Brook Rd 563-7195 East Hampstead Pasta Loft 220 E. Main St. 378-0092 Epping Holy Grail 64 Main St. 679-9559 Popovers 11 Brickyard Square 734-4724 Telly’s 235 Calef Hwy 679-8225

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Derry Coffee Factory 55 Crystal Ave 432-6006 Exeter Station 19 Drae 14 E Broadway 216-2713 37 Water St. 778-3923

Thursday, Nov. 8 Concord Amherst Common Man: Mike Gallant LaBelle Winery: Mystical Magic Granite: CJ Poole Duo Hermanos: Richard Gardzina Ashland Penuche’s Ale House: Andrew Common Man: Jim McHugh & of the North/Rescue Rangers Steve McBrian (Open) Deerfield Auburn Nine Lions: Barry Brearley Auburn Pitts: Open Jam w/ Gordy and Diane Pettipas Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: DJ Pez Bedford Bedford Village Inn: Eric Grant Epping Copper Door: Dave Bundza Telly’s: Austin Pratt Boscawen Alan’s: John Pratte

Tortilla Flat 1-11 Brickyard Square 734-2725

Francestown Toll Booth Tavern 740 2nd NH Tpke N 588-1800

CR’s Restaurant 287 Exeter Road 929-7972 Logan’s Run 816 Lafayette Road 926-4343 Millie’s Tavern 17 L St. 967-4777 Purple Urchin 167 Ocean Blvd. 929-0800 Ron Jillian’s 44 Lafayette Road 929-9966 Ron’s Landing 379 Ocean Blvd 929-2122 Savory Square Bistro 32 Depot Square 926-2202 Sea Ketch 127 Ocean Blvd. 926-0324 The Goat 20 L St. 601-6928 Wally’s Pub 144 Ashworth Ave. 926-6954

Laconia 405 Pub 405 Union Ave 524-8405 Broken Spoke Saloon 1072 Watson Rd 866-754-2526 Margate Resort 76 Lake St. 524-5210 Naswa Resort 1086 Weirs Blvd. 366-4341 Paradise Beach Club 322 Lakeside Ave. 366-2665 Patio Garden Lakeside Ave. Pitman’s Freight Room 94 New Salem St. 527-0043 Tower Hill Tavern 264 Lakeside Ave. 366-9100 Whiskey Barrel 546 Main St. 884-9536

Londonderry Coach Stop Tavern 176 Mammoth Rd 437-2022 Gilford Henniker Pipe Dream Brewing Patrick’s 40 Harvey Road 18 Weirs Road 293-0841 Country Spirit 262 Maple St. 428-7007 404-0751 Schuster’s Tavern Stumble Inn 680 Cherry Valley Road Pat’s Peak Sled Pub 24 Flander’s Road 20 Rockingham Road 293-2600 428-3245 432-3210 Goffstown Hillsborough Loudon Village Trestle Mama McDonough’s Hungry Buffalo 25 Main St. 497-8230 5 Depot St. 680-4148 58 New Hampshire 129 Tooky Mills 798-3737 Greenfield 9 Depot St. 464-6700 Riverhouse Cafe Turismo Manchester 4 Slip Road 547-8710 55 Henniker St. 680-4440 British Beer Company 1071 S. Willow St. Hampton 232-0677 Ashworth By The Sea Hooksett Asian Breeze Bungalow Bar & Grille 295 Ocean Blvd. 1328 Hooksett Rd 333 Valley St. 792-1110 926-6762 621-9298 Cafe la Reine Bernie’s Beach Bar 915 Elm St 232-0332 73 Ocean Blvd 926-5050 DC’s Tavern Central Ale House Boardwalk Inn & Cafe 1100 Hooksett Road 782-7819 23 Central St. 660-2241 139 Ocean Blvd. City Sports Grille 929-7400 216 Maple St. 625-9656 Breakers at Ashworth Hudson Club ManchVegas 295 Ocean Blvd. 926-6762 AJ’s Sports Bar 11 Tracy Lane 718-1102 50 Old Granite St. Cloud 9 The Bar 222-1677 225 Ocean Blvd. 2B Burnham Rd Derryfield 601-6102 943-5250 Country Club Community Oven 625 Mammoth Road 845 Lafayette Road 623-2880 601-6311

Sea Dog Brewing: Alan Roux Station 19: Thursday Night Live Gilford Patrick’s: Acoustic Thursday Hampton CR’s: Steve Sibulkin Hillsborough Turismo: Line Dancing Hudson Town Tavern: Kieran McNally Laconia Whiskey Barrel: Djdirectdrive

Foundry 50 Commercial St. 836-1925 Fratello’s 155 Dow St. 624-2022 Jewel 61 Canal St. 836-1152 Karma Hookah & Cigar Bar Elm St. 647-6653 KC’s Rib Shack 837 Second St. 627-RIBS Murphy’s Taproom 494 Elm St. 644-3535 Penuche’s Music Hall 1087 Elm St. 206-5599 Salona Bar & Grill 128 Maple St. 624-4020 Shaskeen 909 Elm St. 625-0246 Shorty’s 1050 Bicentennial Drive 625-1730 Stark Brewing Co. 500 Commercial St. 625-4444 Strange Brew Tavern 88 Market St. 666-4292 TGI Fridays 1516 Willow St. 644-8995 Whiskey’s 20 20 Old Granite St. 641-2583 Wild Rover 21 Kosciuszko St. 669-7722 Meredith Giuseppe’s 312 Daniel Webster Hwy 279-3313 Merrimack Homestead 641 Daniel Webster Hwy 429-2022 Jade Dragon 515 DW Hwy 424-2280 Merrimack Biergarten 221 DW Hwy 595-1282 Tortilla Flat 594 Daniel Webster Hwy 262-1693 Milford J’s Tavern 63 Union Sq. 554-1433 Pasta Loft 241 Union Sq. 672-2270

Shaskeen: Conforza/Pathogenic/ Drive By Bukkake Shorty’s: Mark Wydom Strange Brew: Town & Country Whiskey’s 20: DJs Shawn White/ Loudon Hungry Buffalo: Jennifer Mitchell Ryan Nichols/Mike Mazz Londonderry Coach Stop: Paul Lussier Stumble Inn: Raleigh Keegan

Manchester Bookery: Homeschool Prom Queen & Taylor Pearson Central Ale House: Jonny Friday Blues City Sports Grille: DJ Dave Club Manchvegas: Adam Fithian Foundry: Steven Chagnon Fratello’s: Jazz Night Penuche’s Music Hall: Bass Weekly: Evac Protocol w/ Positron

Merrimack Homestead: Amanda McCarthy Milford J’s Tavern: Jeff Mrozek Nashua Agave Azul: DJ K-Wil Ladies Night Country Tavern: Tom Rousseau Fody’s: Girls Night Out Fratello’s: Sean Coleman

Shaka’s Bar & Grill 11 Wilton Road 554-1224 Tiebreakers at Hampshire Hills 50 Emerson Road 673-7123 Union Coffee Co. 42 South St. 554-8879 Moultonborough Buckey’s 240 Governor Wentworth Hwy 476-5485 Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Road 478-5900 Nashua 110 Grill 27 Trafalgar Sq 943-7443 5 Dragons 28 Railroad Sq 578-0702 Agave Azul 94-96 Main St. 943-7240 Boston Billiard Club 55 Northeastern Blvd. 943-5630 Burton’s Grill 310 Daniel Webster Hwy 688-4880 Country Tavern 452 Amherst St. 889-5871 Dolly Shakers 38 E. Hollis St. 577-1718 Fody’s Tavern 9 Clinton St. 577-9015 Fratello’s Italian Grille 194 Main St. 889-2022 Haluwa Lounge Nashua Mall 883-6662 Killarney’s Irish Pub 9 Northeastern Blvd. 888-1551 O’Shea’s 449 Amherst St. 943-7089 Peddler’s Daughter 48 Main St. 821-7535 Pig Tale 449 Amherst St. 864-8740 Portland Pie Company 14 Railroad Sq 882-7437 Shorty’s 48 Gusabel Ave 882-4070 Stella Blu 70 E. Pearl St. 578-5557 Thirsty Turtle 8 Temple St. 402-4136

O’Shea’s: Mando & The Goat Riverwalk Cafe: Mile Twelve Shorty’s: Brad Bosse

Newmarket Stone Church: Irish Music/ Fordham Road w/ Chris Cyrus & S.U.P.

Peterborough Harlow’s: Bluegrass Night w/ John Meehan La Mia Casa: Soul Repair

Portsmouth Beara Irish Brewing: Weekly Irish Music Dolphin Striker: The Mica-Sev Project


New London Flying Goose 40 Andover Road 526-6899 Newbury Goosefeathers Pub Mt. Sunapee Resort 763-3500 Salt Hill Pub 1407 Rt 103 763-2667 Newmarket Riverworks 164 Main St. 659-6119 Stone Church 5 Granite St. 659-7700 North Hampton Barley House Seacoast 43 Lafayette Rd 379-9161 Northwood Umami 284 1st NH Tpk 942-5555 Peterborough Harlow’s Pub 3 School St. 924-6365 La Mia Casa 1 Jaffrey Road 924-6262 Pittsfield Main Street Grill & Bar 32 Main St. 436-0005

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Ri Ra Irish Pub 22 Market Square 319-1680 Rudi’s 20 High St. 430-7834 Thirsty Moose 21 Congress St 427-8645

Sayde’s Restaurant 136 Cluff Crossing 890-1032

Raymond Cork n’ Keg 4 Essex Drive 244-1573

Chop Shop 920 Lafayette Rd. 760-7706

Rochester China Palace 101 S. Main St. 332-3665 Gary’s 38 Milton Rd. 335-4279 Governor’s Inn 78 Wakefield St. 332-0107 Lilac City Grille 103 N. Main St 332-3984 Mel Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Café 50 N. Main St. 332-6357 Radloff’s 38 North Main St. 948-1073 Revolution Tap Room 61 N Main St. 244-3022 Smokey’s Tavern 11 Farmington Rd 330-3100 Salem Jocelyn’s Lounge 355 S. Broadway 870-0045

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Epping Telly’s: Triana Wilson

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Exeter Neighborhood Beer Co.: Max Sullivan Sea Dog: David Drouin

Friday, Nov. 9 Auburn Auburn Tavern: Another Shot Bedford Murphy’s: Grace Rapetti

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MATTHEW BRIEN 50 WORCESTER STREET #3 NASHUA, NH 03060 Formally of and now parts unknown Case Number: 659-2018-TR-00049 & 6592018-TR-00050 659-2014-DM-00001; 659-2014-DM-00002; 459-2016-CR-02613; 659-201 S-NC-Q0021

Hearing Petition for Termination of Parental Rights

A petition to terminate parental rights over your minor child(ren) has been filed in this Court. You are hereby cited to appear at a Court to show cause why the same should not be granted. Date: December 18, 2018 Time: 9:30 AM Time Allotted: 30 Minutes 30 Spring Street Nashua, NH 03060 Courtroom 6 - 9th Circuit Court- Nashua A written appearance must be filed with this Court on or before the date of the hearing, or the respondent may personally appear on the date of hearing or be defaulted. CAUTION: You should respond immediately to this notice to prepare for trial and because important hearings will take place prior to trial. If you fail to appear personally or in writing, you will waive your right to a hearing and your parental rights may be terminated at the above hearing. IMPORTANT RIGHTS OF PARENTS: THIS PETITION IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS OVER YOUR CHILD(REN) SHALL BE TERMINATED. TERMINATION OF THE PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIP MEANS THE TERMINATION SHALL DIVEST YOU OF ALL LEGAL RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOSS OF ALL RIGHTS TO CUSTODY, VISITATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD(REN). IF TERMINATION IS GRANTED, YOU WILL RECEIVE NO NOTICE OF FUTURE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING YOUR CHILD(REN).

You are hereby notified that you have a right to be represented by an attorney. You also have the right to oppose the proceedings, to attend the hearing and to present evidence. If you desire an attorney, you may notify this Court within ten (10) days of receiving this notice and upon a finding of indigency, the Court will appoint an attorney without cost to you. If you enter an appearance, notice of any future hearings regarding this child(ren) will be by first class mail to you, your attorney and all other interested parties not less than ten (1 0) days prior to any scheduled hearing. Additional information may be obtained from the Family Division Court identified in the heading of this Order of Notice. If you will need an interpreter or other accommodations for this hearing, please contact the court immediately. Please be advised (and/or advise clients, witnesses, and others) that it is a Class B felony to carry a firearm or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625.11, V in a courtroom or area used by a court.

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NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION

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When October Books, a shop in Southampton, England, got ready to move just up the street into a new building on Oct. 28, about 250 people showed up as volunteers to form a human chain, handing the shop’s more than 2,000 books 160 yards from one location to the other. “It’s amazing. The power of community coming together and achieving something like this,” said Jani Franck, who participated in the chain. October Books was forced to move after a rent increase in its old building. “It was a tremendous show of support ... and we’re moved and incredibly touched by it,” Clare Diaper, who works at the store, told the Guardian.

was “Worlds Apart” from a mail bomb: It merely contained a cassette tape with songs from the band Journey. To which we say, “Don’t Stop Believin’” in your fellow ‘80s music-loving humans.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute, the teachers were fired and the center has been subject to increased inspections, resulting in 26 violations. The lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial in December.

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If “Pokemon Go” has overextended your short attention span, up your game with the Vatican’s “Follow JC Go,” a new augmented reality mobile game in which players collect saints and other notable Bible figures as they move through the world. Pope Francis has approved the game, which asks players to answer questions about the characters and donate to charities to earn game currency. The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera reported on Oct. 21 that the app is available only in SpanFinal resting place For some folks, Disneyland and Walt Dis- ish, but other languages are on the way. ney World are more than amusement parks. Take Jodie Jackson Wells of Boca Raton, Bright ideas Florida. In 2009, after her mother died, Two mothers are suing the AdvenWells smuggled in some of her ashes to ture Learning Center day care in St. Louis Disney World and spread them on a favor- over an incident in December 2016 when ite spot of her mom’s along the It’s a Small teachers organized a “fight club” among World ride. Later, she leapt over a barricade preschoolers. According to Fox 2 in St. at Cinderella’s Castle and flung ashes from Louis, the idea was conceived as a way to both hands as she cavorted on the lawn. entertain the kids while the heater was bro“Anyone who knew my mom knew Disney ken. The 10-year-old sibling of one of the was her happy place,” Wells told The Wall preschoolers was in the room next door and Street Journal. However, for the theme captured video of the fights with an iPad, parks, the spreading of ashes presents a con- then texted the video to his mom, Nicole stant cleanup challenge, referred to by the Merseal, who believes the fight was brocode “HEPA cleanup” among custodians. ken up only because she called the director (Other secret signals are Code V for vom- of the center. The video shows one teachit and Code U for urine.) Alex Parone of er jumping up and down in excitement as Saratoga Springs, New York, sprinkled his another one puts “Incredible Hulk” fists on mother’s ashes in a flowerbed, then board- the kids, and cameras at the center recorded ed It’s a Small World. “I was still crying. more than 30 minutes of fighting. While the That song is playing over and over again, and there are those happy little animatronic things. I remember thinking, ‘This is weird.’” But a Disney spokesperson said: “This type of behavior is strictly prohibited and unlawful,” and the Anaheim Police Department confirmed that spreading ashes without permission is a misdemeanor. To add insult to injury, when cremation residue is found on rides, they have to be shut down (riders are told there are “technical difficulties”) for cleaning.

Who’s crying now?

After the package bomb scares in New York and Florida, things were tense in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early morning hours of Oct. 30 when mailroom employees at Duke Energy discovered a suspicious incoming package. They welcomed the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and the bomb squad with “Open Arms,” and the building and surrounding roads were evacuated as officials investigated. But WBTV “Faithfully” reported that the small, hand-addressed manila envelope

Construction workers in Valdosta, Georgia, were rattled on Oct. 30 when they tore down a second-story wall in a turn-of-the20th-century building to find about 1,000 human teeth secreted inside. The T.B. Converse Building, constructed in 1900, was originally home to a dentist, Dr. Clarence Whittington, reported the Valdosta Daily Times. In 1911, Whittington was joined by Dr. Lester G. Youmans. Ellen Hill, director of Valdosta Main Street, said two other Georgia towns have had buildings, also home to dentists’ offices, where teeth have been found in the walls. “I’m not sure if it was a common practice” to deposit extracted teeth in the walls, she said. Valdosta police said there was no evidence of a crime.

But, why?

WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reported on Oct. 30 about a new fashion accessory: the Skin Heel. These thigh-high boots feature moles, hair and uneven skin tones, and the shoes are meant to look like surgically altered feet, with toes and long, realisticlooking skin-colored spikes on the heels. Conceived by Montreal, Canada, designers Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran, the creepy footwear will set buyers back $10,000. Fortunately, they’ve produced only one pair so far. Visit newsoftheweird.com.


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