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Spoiled with our sports A couple of years ago, during one of our sports championship parades, there was a young guy wearing a T-shirt that said, “I’m only 19 and I’ve already been to 11 parades.” Well, that guy is now a couple years older and has been to even more parades. We are so spoiled and, cross our fingers, it may be about to get better. In the history of American sports there has been only one region with only four teams that has won three out of the four major sports championships within a year. That was Detroit in 1935 with the Lions (football), Red Wings (hockey) and Tigers (baseball) winning their respective championships. New York did it in 1969-70, including the Jets’ stunning upset win with the upstart American Football League team defeating the National Football League champion. The Jets’ brash young quarterback, nicknamed “Broadway Joe” Namath, led the Jets over Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts 16-7. Prior to the game, Namath “guaranteed” that the Jets, a huge underdog, would win Super Bowl III. In Super Bowls I and II, the NFL teams crushed their AFL challengers. The Jets’ victory would open the door to a merging of the leagues. The Mets and the Knicks also won championships, but New York had seven teams at the time, making it far easier for them to accomplish than the rest of the cities. If the Bruins win the Stanley Cup, New England will be the first to do it in over 80 years and only the second region to accomplish this ever! The Red Sox won the World Series last year in October and the Patriots won the Super Bowl this year in February. New England ranks second behind New York City in the number of sports championships. The reason that New York is first is that the Yankees had more money than everybody else and bought the best players. Remember, they bought Babe Ruth from the Red Sox (1919), which started the Yankees’ dominance. They’ve won the World Series 27 times. Today sports championships are harder to dominate because leagues have sought to structure player compensation schedules in such a way as to create parity in order that all teams believe that they have a chance to compete for titles. New England can be proud that we’ve won our championships the right way, with better players, coaches, front offices and fans. Yes, we’re spoiled, but go Bruins! Fred Bramante is a past chairman and member of the NH State Board of Education. He speaks and consults on education redesign to regional, state and national organizations.

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ON THE COVER 12 55 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS Readers voted earlier this year for their favorite eateries, as well as their favorite specific foods, from Best Barbecue to Best Chicken Tenders, in our 2019 Readers’ Poll. These 55 restaurants are the top vote-getters in the Best Restaurants Overall category. Check out the list for inspiration on where to eat your next meal.

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NEWS & NOTES 4 Farmers reaching out to younger generations; PLUS News in Brief. 9 Q&A 9 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 22 THE ARTS: 24 ART Teachers’ art. 26 THEATER Curtain Call; listings for events around town. 26 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 29 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 32 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 33 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 34 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 36 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 38 AUTHORS TALK MOXIE Jayrard’s Java Cafe; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Beer. POP CULTURE: 44 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz enjoyed Taron Egerton in Rocketman, Octavia Spencer in Ma and the giant glowy moth in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. NITE: 52 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE Hayes Carll; Nightlife, music & comedy listings and more. 53 ROCK AND ROLL CROSSWORD A puzzle for the music-lover. 54 MUSIC THIS WEEK Live music at your favorite bars and restaurants.


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The New Hampshire State Senate and House have both voted to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto against HB 455, the bill to end the death penalty, according to the governor’s office. The Senate voted 16-8, the minimum approval needed to override. The bill received bipartisan support when originally passed, with the House voting 279-88 on March 3, and the Senate approving it 17-6 on April 11. Sununu vetoed the measure May 3.

Water contamination

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panies it alleges contaminated the drinking and groundwater systems in the state through the introduction of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, according to a news release from the governor’s office. The suits were filed May 29 against 3M, DuPont and the Chemours Co. as well as Chemguard Inc., Tyco Fire Products LP, Buckeye Fire Equipment Co., Kidde-Fenwal Inc., and National Foam Inc., according to the release. 3M, DuPont and the Chemours Co. were named in both lawsuits. “The objective ... is simple: to hold these defendants accountable for their

Politics This Week

• Andrew Yang: Businessman Yang (D) makes four stops in the Granite State next week. On Thursday, June 13, Yang will be at Crackskull’s Books & Cafe, 86 Main St, Newmarket, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., according to the New Hampshire Democratic Party event listing for candidates. Then at 6:30 p.m. he will attend an event in West Ossipee, according to his campaign website. Friday, June 14, Yang will appear in Plymouth at noon and in Laconia at 2:30 p.m, also according to the campaign. Online reservations are required for all these events, according to the campaign. See • Eric Swalwell: California congressman Swalwell (D) returns to New Hampshire this week, according to a spokesman for his campaign. Swalwell will host a meet-and-greet event on Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m.

at Hollis Town Hall, 7 Monument Square, Hollis. He plans to return later, Tuesday, June 18, for a house party at 13 Wood Dr., Atkinson. See • Seth Moulton: WMUR reported that Moulton (D), a US congressman from Massachusetts, will participate in an employee town hall at Eversource in Manchester on Monday, June 10, according to the NH Primary Source column posted on wmur. com on May 31. Look for updates on his visit at Find out where to see the 2020 presidential primary candidates — as well as maybe-candidates, former candidates and people who want to talk about candidates — each week in this, our new Politics This Week listing. If you know of a candidate meet up or other event, let us know at

conduct and the cost in correcting the harm that they have caused,” Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said in the press release. 3M responded to the Hippo’s request for a response with an email: “3M cares deeply about the safety and health of New Hampshire’s communities. 3M acted responsibly in connection with products containing PFAS and will vigorously defend its environmental stewardship.”

Police on the beat

The Manchester Police Department is assigning three officers to community policing for the summer, a spokesperson for the department said. That means the officers will be on foot patrol in pairs during the day, focusing on downtown. The police say the goal for this move is to make the streets safer while also improving the rapport with business owners and others in the community.

In Concord, New Hampshire Department of Corrections K9 Bonny has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest, thanks to a donation from nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The value of the donated vest is $950, according to the DOC news release.



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The Town of Salem has been able to reach an agreement with a homeowner for the removal of nearly 2,000 junked inkjet printers, according to a report in the Derry Union Leader. Merrimack The owner has hired contractors to remove as many of the printers as he Londonderry can afford to, according to the report.





The New Hampshire Lottery Commission can sell Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online and run its iLottery Games thanks to a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire on June 3, according to a press release from Gov. Sununu’s office and a report in the Union Leader. The state had argued against a 2018 opinion from the US Department of Justice that said the Wire Act made all forms of online gambling illegal, according to the release and several media reports. In the decision, the Court said the Wire Act applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest, the release said.

The bridge over the Merrimack River that carries I-293 South and NH 101 East was already partially closed for construction when a crash on May 28 damaged a side rail, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation. That resulted in the immediate closure of a southbound lane, leaving only one available. The on-ramp to the bridge from the northbound Everett Turnpike was also closed. Heavy traffic delays were visible on the bridge the following morning. Closures on Lawes Avenue and Derry Street in Bedford are taking longer than expected, the Bedford Patch reports, because installation of drainage structures is still ongoing on Donald Street, according to the town manager’s report to the Town Council.

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In an attempt to encourage young people to consider farming as a career, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire is testing out a program called CRAFT — Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training — that invites anyone from the public to tour a farm and learn best practices and resources from experienced growers. “What we are really trying to do with this is to connect young farmers or young people who are interested in farming with established farmers to help them build contacts and learn about farming, and help them get into farming,” said Karl Johnson, vice president of NOFA-NH’s board of directors. The program involves three farms in Merrimack County; the first tour took place on June 1 at Brookfield Farm in Canterbury. The next one will be at the Work Song Farm in Hopkinton on Aug. 3, and the final one is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Kearsarge Gore Farm in Warner. “One of the problems we are finding is that while the U.S. market for organic foods is growing, and it is growing significantly, there is kind of a shift in farm labor,” Johnson said. “At least on small farms, the laborers are getting older and older, and there’s not a lot of young people coming in to this. So what we’re trying to do is encourage young people who are interested in farming … to reach out to older farmers and get them together and just try to help them get into farming.” Currently, the average U.S. farmer is around age 55 (according to the U.S. Department of Labor), or age 58 (according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture). Johnson says farmers need all the help they can get. “Small farmers are really getting the squeeze both from competition from these large megafarms and from all the things that farmers struggle with, weather and so forth,” he said. According to the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, Merrimack County that year had 545 farms, and had lost nine percent of its farms and 16 percent of its acreage between 2012 and 2017. Hillsborough County, with 605 farms in 2017, had lost 12 percent of its farms and seven percent of its acreage since 2012. The New Hampshire Farm Bureau offers its members a New Farmer Toolkit, designed to help overcome the inertia of starting a new farm, or taking over a family farm for the first time. “It’s a compilation, sort of a step-by-step guide, to a lot of the things you might not even think of when you start farming,” said John Marshall, the organization’s communications director. “Probably the first thing you are thinking of when you start farming is, what am I going to grow and how am I going to grow

Among local farmers getting attention recently is the Robertson family of Hopkinton, members of the NH Farm bureau, recently featured in the History channel program The American Farm. According to the History Channel’s description, “Brothers Si, Nate, and Bram are the rambunctious, hard-headed brothers leading the family dairy farm into the future.” Courtesy photo.

it? Well, this goes over business plans and how do you get capital, and who in New Hampshire you can talk to to find land or to find some investors and [things] like that.… We’ve gotten some really great feedback from that.” NHFB has committees and subgroups that often meet monthly, such as the Associated Women of New Hampshire Farm Bureau, and the Young Farmers Committee that reaches out on social media to promote activities such as its current 10-Gallon Milk Challenge. June is National Dairy Month, and last year the Young Farmers decided to help local food banks with donations of purchased milk — a staple that food banks want to offer in a world of canned goods, Marshall said. The food banks were grateful, so the 10-Gallon Milk Challenge is on again this year. The Young Farmers say they plan to donate 10 gallons of milk to three different locations per county, a total of 300 gallons. (Participants help out by buying milk in a store and donating it directly to a local organization, according to the group.) Another resource for young farmers is the Cooperative Extension’s local 4-H office. It holds a Teen Conference each year, for which the mandatory orientation session is coming up on June 11. Although the application deadline was April 15, you may still be able to register, according to coordinator Laurie Field. NHFB offers its members a regular e-newsletter that attempts to be a clearinghouse for these kinds of opportunities and events. “It compiles all the educational events that different groups are doing across the state. For our members who are actively farming … having a one-stop shop to see this stuff is super important,” said Johnson. University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will be doing something similar in the fall, running an “Ag Express” tour in Merrimack County to visit Marshall Pumpkin Farm, Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm, Rossview Farm and the Yankee Farmer’s Market. (This had been originally scheduled for June 8, but online registration information says it has been rescheduled to a fall date TBA.)

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A sci-fi movie films in Concord First Signal, an independent science fiction film, is currently in production, and several scenes have already been shot at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. The film’s writer and director, Mark Lund, talks about making a movie in the Granite State. Briefly describe the plotline of the film. When Air Force Space Command discovers an alien signal in earth orbit, an emergency meeting with the president reveals a government conspiracy. The film takes place in the year 2014 at the G7 summit in Brussels, Belgium. And the president is asked to attend the meeting of General John Reiger, who is the head of Air Force Space Command, where he reveals to her that they have discovered an alien satellite at Lagrange Point 2. … They are feeling certain that there is an alien presence here on Earth. … A conspiracy is revealed that the president had actually known about this since she came to office. I notice that you’ve set the events in the film five years in the past rather than in the future. Is this tied to any kind of nonfictional event? Yes, it is tied to some nonfictional events, and that’s what I do in my stories. I try to build some nonfictional events into a fictional area. … In this one … the president has arrived at the G7 summit in Brussels, Belgium. ... It also reflects on the Apollo space program, and certain [real life] events that have happened in the space program. I also talk about satellites that will be launched in the future, [like] the James Webb Telescope. ... In the year 2014, of course, was the New Horizons satellite that was going off toward Pluto. It wasn’t there yet, and so that was another something that was referenced. And of course, we know the satellite made it to Pluto and took some pictures. So I always try to incorporate some real-life story or fact into a fictional film, which I think gives it a little bit more of a foundation. You’ve done some shooting at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center here in New Hampshire. How has that been going? It’s been going very, very well. I can’t say enough great things about them. I, for lack of a better [word], discovered them during just a Google search looking for locations and places. I went up there strictly as a visitor and just looked around and went, “Wow, this is just a perfect location,” and it’s got that [Redstone] rocket outside there, and then you’ve got these wonderful exhibits that talk about space sciences and science in general. I got to talking to some of the educators there and they have loved the project since Day 1.

expansive field, if you will, where at the end of the film, two of the main characters go, and they have this rather involved conversation. My good friend Adam Starr, who lives in New Hampshire, does all the special effects work, Actors in the film First Signal stand in locations at the McAu- so he is building liffe-Shepard Discovery Center in a spaceship [that Concord used for filming. will be] arriving and landing in the field. … We do have a place in Massachusetts we could use, but I’m much more keen on looking at a place in New Hampshire, because a lot of our crew members are from the Concord area now, and a good number of our actors are from the state, so it would be ideal if we could find a suitable location [here]. A lot of states compete to be film locations. How [is] New Hampshire as a place to shoot? I tell you, I love it. This has been my second time filming in New Hampshire. My first film that I worked on in New Hampshire was called Justice Is Mine. It came out in 2013. … I love filming in New Hampshire. I find it very easy to work with. Have you used or hired any actors here? Absolutely. The co-star of the film, a producer friend of mine, her name is Patience McStravick, she’s from just outside Nashua. … A variety of crew members we’ve brought on from the Concord area.

Are you based out of California at all? Are you attached to a studio? I lived in California [for] a few years … [before] I moved back to Massachusetts. ... I went out to the American Film Market this past November to present this project. The American Film Market is a great place to showcase independent film, whether it is at the idea stage or completed, looking for distribution. I secured about three or four very interested parties [that] are ... interested in the project from a variety of points of view, whether its full-on distribution, or video-on-demand … so I am going back out there with the project in November. The film Are there any other locations in New will be done [shooting] by then, and well along into editing, so I’ll have a good amount Hampshire you are using or considering? We are filming most of the film in New of film to show from that. — Jeff Epstein Hampshire. We are still looking for a very HIPPO | JUNE 6 - 12, 2019 | PAGE 8



With Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig helping out, officials from NH Audubon applied bands to the legs of four peregrine falcon chicks, also known as eyasses, reported the Manchester Ink Link. NH Audubon does this each year to identify the birds after they have fledged and left the area. A green-and-black band on the left leg is for photo identifications when the birds are found in the wild. A silver band on the right leg comes with a serial number issued by U.S. Federal Fish and Wildlife Service. This was the 19th time the banding ritual took place downtown. QOL Score: +1 Comment: See more Manchester Peregrine Falcons via the Peregrine Web Cam, set up by the NH Audubon at a nest at 1750 Elm St. Go to and click on “Conservation” to find the live stream (which mid-day on June 4, featured some falcon chicks, just hanging out).

Smart stuff

Adyant Shankar, a Nashua High School South student, won Best of Category in Environmental Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, according to a news release from the school district. The award, which includes a prize of $5,000, means that Shanker, a member of the class of 2020, is “among the most promising scientific minds from across the globe,” the release said, QOL Score: +1 Comment: The Intel fair is the world’s largest international science competition, the release said. The event, held in mid-May in Phoenix, was attended by 1,842 students from 80 countries.

Nashua rents have slight change

Nashua rents have declined 0.6 percent over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.7 percent in comparison to the same time last year, according to the latest monthly report from Apartment List. Median rents in Nashua stand at $1,170 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,500 for a two-bedroom, according to the report. QOL: 0 Comment: This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March.

Safe state

New Hampshire is the safest state in the nation in terms of murders and nonnegligent manslaughters per capita, according to a report from Wallethub. The study compared 50 states across 52 key metrics, and also ranked New Hampshire fourth in safety from assaults per capita, and ninth in loss amounts from climate disasters per capita. QOL: +1 Comment: NH is also safest in fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time workers.

Friendly State House

After recent bicentennial celebrations, the New Hampshire State House is continuing with events meant to encourage the public to visit the Capitol. The New Hampshire Made Street Market comes to Capitol Street in Concord on Friday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The street fair, sponsored by NH Made, will include nearly 50 vendors selling everything from candy and ice cream to artwork and clothing, all made locally. QOL: +1 Comment: It’s part of an overall plan to get tourists and visitors to experience the State House and Concord generally. QOL Score: 73 Net change: +4 QOL this week: 77 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at 124598

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I get my share of blowback when this column wanders from time to time outside of being just about sports. That’s especially true when it touches on politics. But since those subjects intersect as often as they do, sometimes it’s hard to avoid. Like the president twitterizing Dave Roberts for yanking “a dominating” Rich Hill with a 4-0 lead in Game 4 of last year’s World Series. Not a big deal, but it’s fun when the president is a sports fan. Plus it was noteworthy since for once I actually thought he was right about something. Then there’s the Red Sox White House visit controversy, the NFL national anthem protests and last week when a Fresno, California, minor-league baseball team mixed congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of dictators as a voice-over from Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address spoke of standing up to those threatening freedom in a video scoreboard salute to military sacrifice on Memorial Day. The usual “we didn’t know” lame explanation followed when the blowback got too hot. Hey, I think she’s a little too bossy myself, but given all the crazies we’ve seen recently with violence on their mind, does a baseball team need to put a young women closer to harm’s way with such adolescent nonsense? Really? Some don’t like when I wander because sports is their escape. I get that. Others just can’t stand anything running counter to their interests. Those people often throw out political labels and nasty invectives, which is a sign of these insane times. But who says columns have to be about just one thing? Not me. Besides, there’s a simple remedy. If you want to see me criticize the Red Sox, lackadaisical play since spring training, give it the first paragraph and move on. But if you’re interested in a wider conversation using sports as a metaphor, exploring its role in pop culture or how it fits into a larger, more

important story – read on, because today is one of those days. Today (June 6) is the 75th anniversary of a story that speaks to what really makes America great. It is about staring down overwhelming odds, and the administrative brilliance to direct an invasion of 5,000 ships, 11,000 air cover sorties and landing 50,000 vehicles on the beaches for transport. Not to mention gasoline for those vehicles, medical supplies for the wounded and dying, ammunition for the fight and food to sustain all on their push into France. Finally, it’s about the greatness of our military and incredible bravery of American soldiers. June 6, 1944, is the day the doors of 4,000 landing crafts dropped open off beaches of Normandy in France to face relentless German machine gun fire as they waded to shore. If you can’t fully imagine that, watch the first 25 minutes of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. It is beyond belief. Nearly 75,000 Americans were among the 200,000 Allied soldiers who knew they were walking into a slaughter, which would kill over 4,000. But they still did it, which is incredible. As the news drifted to the home front, life for anxious families went on in ways that passed for normal with a world at war. Sports was no different. Commissioner Landis offered to shut down the game at the war’s outset, but FDR argued baseball was vital to the war effort and the country’s morale. But the talent pool was so depleted a one-armed ballplayer named Pete Grey eventually played 75 games for the St. Louis Browns in 1945. All ballparks were closed out of respect for the D-Day effort underway. But they were back at it the next day, when the Yanks and Red Sox opened weird four game series at Fenway Park starting on Wednesday and ending with a Sunday doubleheader. The nightcap took one hour and 40 minutes. That’s about as long as the final two innings of a typical Yankee-Red Sox game these days. The St. Louis Browns were in first place on

D-Day before eventually facing the neighboring Cardinals in the World Series. In his final year before going to war in 1945, the great Stan Musial hit .347 for the Cards. The most recognizable Brown was 23-year-old shortstop Verne Stephens, who was traded to the Sox in 1948. He then put up three straight mammoth homer/RBI seasons of 29-137, 39-159 and 30-144. The 159 tied with Ted Williams for the RBI crown during the fantastic season of 1949. While renowned for his wartime service, Williams didn’t see any action in WWII. His heavy fire combat service came in Korea as wing man to John Glenn, later the first person to orbit the Earth, as a Mercury astronaut in 1962. There weren’t a lot of famous sports names in the D-Day invasion. It was filled with young men who hadn’t yet made their mark. One was a 19-year-old named Lawrence Peter Berra, who was on a naval support craft firing rockets at the Germans on Omaha Beach. Baseball history would’ve dramatically been altered if he hadn’t made it back, as without the game’s greatest winner (10 World Series wins) and three-time MVP, no way the Yankees win every year between 1949 and 1953. But, as we came to hear from him later, it ain’t over till it’s over, and thankfully it wasn’t for Yogi Berra until 71 years later in 2015. I stumbled on this topic doing a little research in advance of the Women’s World Cup. My interest was personal, as my niece Allie Long will be playing for the U.S. national team in the WC that begins in long ago liberated France tomorrow. It’s the coolest thing anyone in my family has ever done, and along with my father and uncles being in the service on D-Day the most noteworthy. Beyond that, seeing the world go there exactly 75 years after the heroic liberation began is an intersection of sport and history that seemed a worthy topic to talk about today. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.


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Bedford aces 10th straight

The Big Story: When you win 10 straight state titles as the Bedford Boys Tennis team has over the last 10 years all will agree you qualify as a dynasty. No. 10 came last week as senior co-captains Jason Boucher, Jared Steinberg and Tyler Whitney led the Bulldogs to a 7-2 thumping of Hanover. Added to the story was the Bedford girls taking a step toward their own dynasty status by winning a second consecutive title via the same 7-2 win, but it came over Derryfield. Sports 101: This NBA championship-winning team had the most players on it who also won an NCAA Basketball title in college. Name the team and its six players. No-No of the Week: Pinkerton’s Asa Runge got a mercy rule-aided no-hitter in a 10-0 win in five innings over Windham when he struck out six as the Astros advanced to Round II of the NHIAA playoffs. White-Knuckle Win of the Week: It was the 10-9 win over Bedford that sent Bishop Guertin to the D-I Lacrosse final game when McKenna Reekie turned back high-scoring Mackenzie MacEachern with under 30 seconds to go to preserve the gripping win. Babe Ruth Award: To BG’s Brett Anderson, who went 3 for 3 with a key RBI in a 3-2 win over Central when he also got the win

The Numbers

2 & 3 – triples and runs batted in for Londonderry’s Brandon (go) Fish, while the Lancers got the opposite from teammate Reece Manor (three hits and two RBIs) as they advanced to Round II of the D-I baseball playoffs with a 10-3 win over Spaulding. 4 – hits allowed Pinkerton

with an eight-strikeout, six-hit, two-run effort. Brother and Sister Act of the Week: To Pinkerton’s Ryan and Lily Auger for reaching milestones in their lacrosse careers. Ryan became the highly decorated Astros program’s all-time leading scorer with 437 points (228 goals, 209 assists) during a three-goal, five-assist game in a 10-7 win over Andover, Mass. On the same night Lily got her 100th career goal in a 19-5 win. Sports 101 Answer: The 1963-64 Celtics had six players who also won an NCCA Basketball title. They were Bill Russell and KC Jones (San Francisco), Larry Siegfried and John Havlicek (Ohio State), Bob Cousy (Holy Cross) and Frank Ramsey (Kentucky). On This Day – June 6: 1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announce they are merging to become one 26-team league. 1969 – A blubbering Joe Namath says he’s retiring from football after Commissioner Pete Rozelle orders him to sell his stake in Bachelors 3 because it was frequented by known gamblers. 1976 – Two days after the epic triple-overtime Game 5 the Boston Celtics eliminate the Phoenix Suns in six games to win their 13th NBA title.

batters by the just-mentioned Manor in pitching Londonderry past their rival/ neighbors to move the Lancers to the semi-finals of the D-I baseball tournament. 8 – combined goals from Madison Daziel (5) and Kiley Davis (3) in leading Pinkerton in Wednesday’s D-I Lacrosse championship game with a 16-5 win over

Souhegan. 9 – goals by Nick Mason in leading 5-seed Goffstown to 11-7 and 13-3 wins over Windham and Hollis-Brookline in the D-II Lacrosse playoffs. 100 – career points recorded by Merrimack’s TJ Fassano when the Tomahawks took out John Stark 8-3 in Round I of the NHIAA D-II Lacrosse playoffs.


Sports Glossary

Presidents Sports List John F. Kennedy: Once said, “politics is an astonishing profession; it has ... enabled me to go from an obscure member of the junior varsity at Harvard to being an honorary member of the Football Hall of Fame.” Richard Nixon: A real baseball and football fan who drew up a play for Redskins Coach George Allen to use vs. Miami in SB 7. Gerald Ford: MVP of the Michigan football team his senior year. How many centers have ever been an MVP? Enthusiastic, but not great, golfer, as those he hit in PGA Pro-Am galleries can attest. George H.W. Bush: Yale baseball captain who kept his old first baseman’s mitt in a drawer in the Oval Office. His maternal grandfather was the President of the United States Golf Association. George W. Bush: One-time Texas Rangers owner told by Derek Jeter, “Don’t bounce it or they’ll boo you,” right before throwing a morale-building first pitch strike at Yankee Stadium days after 9-11 despite wearing a bulletproof vest during the 2001 World Series Bill Clinton: Jogger who never seemed to lose weight from the running and a mulligan lover playing golf. Barack Obama: Major hoop head with a weekly White House pick-up game that included ex-Harvard captain/Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Annually filled out his NCAA brackets on ESPN. Donald Trump: Once owned the USFL’s NJ Generals. A golfer with such enthusiasm he’s already played more than Obama did in eight years as president, despite candidate Trump complaining endlessly about how much Obama played.


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Poutine from New England’s Tap House Grille in Hooksett. Photo by Matt Ingersoll.

By Matt Ingersoll

New Hampshire is a tasty place to live. We are awash in yummy local dining options, from seasoned establishments to eateries that opened their doors in the last year. What follows is a list of 55 of Hippo readers’ favorite spots to have a meal. In February, we asked readers to vote in our Best of 2019 poll, which included quite a few categories about their favorite foods. These restaurants are some of the vote-getters in the “Best Restaurant Overall” category. These 55 are readers favorites but they are only a percentage of the many restaurants that received reader votes, so HIPPO | JUNE 6 - 12, 2019 | PAGE 12

even landing the 55th spot is quite the honor. Most of the information listed here (hours, addresses, menu items, etc.) is based on the restaurants’ websites or social media pages, so call in advance to make sure they’ll have the dish you’ve been dreaming of. Hungry? Here are some thoughts on where to have your next meal.

1. The Puritan Backroom Restaurant

245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 669-6890, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday until midnight

When you’re in the mood for: Classic American comfort cuisine with some Greek and Italian influences — and a piece of Manchester’s history; The Puritan Backroom has been a staple of the Queen City since 1917. On the menu: Burgers, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, soups, salads and appetizers, like spanakopita, nachos and spinach and artichoke dip. Sample dish: The Puritan Backroom is famous for its chicken tenders, which feature options like regular, Buffalo, coconut and spicy. In your glass: Nearly a dozen specialty mudslides are available, including the Almond Joy Slide and the Churro Slide.

More “best”: The Puritan Backroom was named Best of the Best in the Best Restaurant Overall, Best Takeout, Best Family Restaurant, and Best Dish or Drink You Had in the Last Year (for its chicken tenders) categories, and Best of Manchester for Best Ice Cream, Best Dish or Drink You Had in the Last Year (for its mudslides), Best Bartender (Liam Fitzpatrick) and Best Waiter/Waitress (Tiffany Plagenza).

2. Copper Door Restaurant

15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

When you’re in the mood for: New When you’re in the mood for: Creative American and upscale comfort food options takes on modern American comfort classics in a restaurant that describes itself as “not like burgers and steaks, complete with an too fancy, not too casual.” in-house butchery. On the menu: Burgers and sliders, stone On the menu: Burgers, steak tip dishes, oven flatbread pizzas, tacos, and entrees like appetizers, sandwiches, and pastas like spatenderloin shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and ghetti and meatballs and baked chop suey with bacon-wrapped meatloaf. ground Angus beef. Sample dish: The Sample dish: The prosciutto and ricotta Steak & Cheese Burger flatbread pizza features features ground house balsamic onion, sweet tips hand-pressed garlic, arugula, Parmedirectly from the butchsan and oregano, plus ery, with American and the option to order it as cheddar cheese, leta cauliflower flatbread. tuce, tomato and onion In your glass: An on a custom locally extensive menu of craft baked bun. It comes beers, wines and spewith your choice of cialty cocktails. fries, chips, coleslaw More “Best”: The or potato salad. Copper Door’s Bedford In your glass: More location was named Best than a dozen local craft of Manchester in the Grilled Cheese at The Copper Door. Courtesy photo. beers on tap. Best Restaurant Overall More “Best”: The and Best Fine Dining Restaurant categories. Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery was named Best of the Best for Best Butcher Shop, and 3. Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Best of Manchester for Best Burgers and 58 Route 27, Raymond, 244-2431, thet- Best Macaroni & Cheese. Hours: The kitchen is open Sunday 4. Buckley’s Great Steaks through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 438 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. The 424-0995, butchery is open daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 9

p.m.; Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Creative upscale American food served from a rotating seasonal menu. On the menu: Appetizers, steak dishes, burgers, sandwiches, and house specialties, like fish and chips, lobster curry, meatloaf and potato gnocchi. Sample dish: The pan-blackened prime rib is available in 12- and 18-ounce portions, with hollandaise and demi-glace, and served with creamy mashed potatoes and a vegetable of the day. In your glass: A wide variety of seasonal hand-crafted cocktails. More “Best”: Buckley’s Great Steaks was named Best of Nashua for Best Restaurant Overall and Best Fine Dining Restaurant. Chef Michael Buckley was also named Best of Nashua for Best Chef.

5. Hanover Street Chophouse

149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Local steak or seafood dishes in a fine dining atmosphere. On the menu: Appetizers (including a raw bar), soups, salads, steak dishes, and house specialties, like pan-seared sea scallops and grilled swordfish.

Sample dish: The filet mignon is available in 8- and 12-ounce portions and is served with seasonal vegetables a potato of the day. In your glass: Dozens of wines are available, as well as a selection of beer and house cocktails, plus a Manhattan bar. More “Best”: Hanover Street Chophouse was named Best of the Best for Best Fine CONTINUED ON 14

The Fine Print Hippo’s Best of 2019 is for entertainment purposes only and is meant to serve as a snapshot of the people and places in southern New Hampshire at the moment the survey is conducted. Details about business, events and people listed may change between the time of the vote and publication. This list is compiled using the Best Restaurant Overall category based on our hand count of the votes. In situations where the vote is tied or otherwise unclear, Hippo editorial staff makes an effort to determine the will of the most number of voters. Hippo reserves the right to disqualify individual votes, ballots and/or entries when they are incomplete or unclear, do not meet the letter or the spirit of the question asked or otherwise do not meet the requirements to make them a usable vote. Hippo’s editorial staff make the ultimate determination of the winners in the categories. Hippo’s advertising staff and its advertisers play no role in the determination of the winners. All results are final.

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6. Republic Cafe

1069 Elm St., Manchester, 666-3723, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: An original menu of farm-to-table Mediterranean-influenced options. On the menu: Flatbreads, paninis, salads and specialty plates, like Turkish chicken, steak frites, falafel fried fish and Moroccan red lentil stew. Sample dish: The eggplant polpette is a popular dish that features pomodoro sauce and garganelli pasta. In your glass: Republic offers an extensive list of red and white wines, plus specialty cocktails, like its house limoncello martini.

7. MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Approachable comfort food with a creative twist. On the menu: Salads, wood-grilled pizzas, burgers, small plates, appetizers, and grilled meats. Sample dish: The lemon herb chicken confit is served over a sweet onion risotto with snap peas, carrots and shallot-herb pan sauce. In your glass: A season-inspired offering of cocktails. Summer cocktails include a strawberry basil mule, red or white sangrias and a pomegranate margarita. More “Best”: Chef Michael Buckley was named Best of Nashua for Best Chef.

8. Mint Bistro

1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: A creative contemporary fusion menu. On the menu: Main entrees, tapas, salads and a sushi bar. Sample dish: The Asian short rib “nachos” feature braised beef short rib, smoked cheddar, roasted corn, scallion, red onion, Napa cabbage, sesame mushrooms, homemade crispy wontons, a spicy sour cream and a sweet soy sauce. You can also a vegetarian version with crispy tofu. In your glass: Assorted beers and wines, plus cocktails like its signature mojitos, which include classic, lavender, ginger

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Tuckaway Tavern. Photo by Sid Ceaser Photography.

peach, dragonberry and Japanese sake. More “Best”: Mint Bistro was named Best of the Best for Best First Date Spot

9. Surf Restaurant

207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293, Hours: Sunday, and Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday, and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Creative spins on dishes using fresh, local seafood. On the menu: Sushi options, a raw bar, and specialty entrees with tuna, salmon, lobster, haddock and more. Sample dish: The Lobster Kristina is flambéed with cognac, lobster stock, chives, cream and butter, and served with jasmine rice and grilled asparagus. In your glass: Seasonal cocktails are available on the drinks menu, like the Sunset Frosé (featuring black fig vodka, orange bitters, sparkling rose and a drizzle of Pama liqueur). More “Best”: Surf Restaurant’s Nashua location was named Best of the Best for Best Seafood Restaurant, and also Best of Nashua for Best Dish or Drink You Had in the Last Year (for its lobster Kristina).

10. Revival Kitchen & Bar

11 Depot St., Concord, 715-5723, Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fine dining dishes with a unique New England farm-to-table influence. On the menu: The menu changes frequently but currently features a selection of New England cheeses (with add-ons like fennel salami, prosciutto and marinated olives); small plates like lamb and beef meatballs, poached farm egg and pan-seared marinated octopus; and large plates like seared sea scallops, shepherd’s pie, burgers with grass-fed beef, Vernon Family Farm chicken breast and Robie Farm New York sirloin. Desserts include brown butter walnut carrot cake, a seasonal French macaron,

dark chocolate terrine, and white chocolate creme brulee. Sample dish: Grilled maple brined pork chop, served with roasted potatoes, spinach and leeks and finished off with a truffle oil. In your glass: An extensive selection of local craft beers, hard ciders, red, white, rose and sparkling wines, and specialty cocktails, like the coconut chili mojito and the purple pear martini. More “Best”: Revival Kitchen & Bar was named Best of Concord for Best Restaurant Overall, Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Dish or Drink You Had in the Last Year (for its Figalicious cocktail). Chef Corey Fletcher was also named Best of the Best for Best Chef, and Bill Wishart was named Best of Concord for Best Waiter or Waitress.

11. Cotton Restaurant

75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, Hours: Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with lighter fare available from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: American comfort food in an upscale atmosphere, complemented with an extensive list of wines and cocktails. On the menu: Dinner entrees include gourmet steak dishes, seafood, chicken, meatloaf and assorted salads and appetizers. From the lunch menu, there are burgers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees such as fish and chips, spicy Asian chicken tacos, butternut squash ravioli and buttermilk fried chicken. Sample dish: The Louisiana Creole jambalaya, on the dinner menu, features rice, spicy andouille sausage, spicy tasso ham, fresh vegetables, chicken and shrimp, topped with a spicy Creole tomato sauce. In your glass: More than 40 red and white wines are available by the glass, as well as a large selection of craft martinis and other cocktails.

12. New England’s Tap House Grille

1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 7825137, Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: A new creative take on the classic American grille, with made-from-scratch kitchen items and a lineup of locally brewed beers. On the menu: Appetizers, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, flatbreads, and entrees utilizing steak, chicken, seafood and more. Sample dish: Owner Dan Lagueux incorporates a few dishes inspired by his native Canada on the menu at New

England’s Tap House Grille. Try the poutine, which features seasoned french fries tossed in Parmesan cheese and fresh rosemary, topped with peppercorn sherry demi-glace and cheese curd, and finished with white truffle oil; or the Montreal smoked meat sandwich, house smoked and cured on marble rye bread with a side of spicy beer mustard. In your glass: Dozens of local and regional beers are available on tap, as well as an extensive list of red and white wines, and specialty craft cocktails. More “Best”: New England’s Tap House Grille was named Best of the Best for Best Beer Selection at a bar or a restaurant.

13. Firefly American Bistro & Bar

22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (bar and lounge typically remain open later). When you’re in the mood for: Classically inspired casual American fare. On the menu: Seasonally-influenced appetizers, soups, salads, steak dishes, pastas, seafood, and a selection of signature burgers and sandwiches. Sample dish: The caprese ciabatta sandwich features fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, vine-ripe tomatoes, and aged balsamic dressing on grilled ciabatta bread. In your glass: An extensive selection of craft beers, wines and creative cocktails. More “Best”: Firefly was named Best of Manchester for Best First Date Spot

14. KC’s Rib Shack

837 Second St., Manchester, 627-7427, Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Authentic Southern-style barbecue. On the menu: Barbecue entrees like Memphis-style pork spare ribs, Texas beef brisket and North Carolina pulled pork; all of which are served with your choice of two side dishes (coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni salad, chili, collard greens, etc.) and cornbread. Other features include burgers, sandwiches and salads. Sample dish: The Cardiac Sam is an option on the sandwich menu that contains a mound of chicken breast topped with cheese, pulled pork, bacon, roasted red peppers, lettuce and garlic and herb mayonnaise. It comes with one side and a pickle wedge. In your glass: Several craft brews and cocktails are available. More “Best”: KC’s Rib Shack was named Best of the Best for Best Barbecue.

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16. Madear’s

175 Hanover St., Manchester, 206-5827, 1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623- Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 3545, 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monmidnight day through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 When you’re in the p.m., Thursday, 11:30 mood for: Contema.m. to 11 p.m., and Friporary southern tapas day and Saturday, 11:30 inspired by Cajun and a.m. to midnight. Creole cuisines, all When you’re in the made from scratch. mood for: New HampOn the menu: Rice shire craft brews and bowls like gumbo made-from-scratch and jambalaya; tapas foods to pair them with. like collard greens, On the menu: Appecrab-stuffed avocado, tizers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese soups, chowders, cusand stuffed green bell tom pizzas and specialty peppers; and desserts entrees. like bourbon bread pudSample dish: The ding and creme brulee. “brew-tine,” the brewHanover Street Chophouse. Photo by Sid Ceaser. Sample dish: The ery’s own take on a Louisiana bites feature creative poutine dish, Cajun-seasoned farmfeatures french fries with cheese curds and a raised gator meet, deep fried and served with stout-infused gravy. You can also add braised a house-made Creole sauce. pork to it for a small fee. In your glass: Among its drinks, Madear’s is In your glass: A dozen brews are currently available on tap, including stouts, lagers, a especially known for its New Orleans cocktails kolsch, a New England IPA and a session IPA. like Hurricanes and Sazeracs. Co-owner and More “Best”: Backyard Brewery & chef Robb Curry, who grew up in Baton Rouge, Kitchen was named Best of Manchester for Louisiana, has decades of experience as a bevBest Brewery and Best After-Work Hang- erage director and staff instructor working at several restaurants and bars in the Boston area. Out Spot

17. Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano

11 Depot St., Concord, 228-3313, Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch; Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m., for dinner When you’re in the mood for: Authentic upscale Italian cuisine. On the menu: Appetizers, salads, specialty pasta dishes, and entrees such as chicken and veal Parmigiana, piccata and risotto. Sample dish: Chicken penne alla vodka with sauteed chicken breast, garlic, onions and prosciutto, topped with a pink vodka sauce. In your glass: An extensive list of dozens of Italian and Californian red and white wines. More “Best”: Angelina’s was Best of Concord for Best Spot for a Romantic Night Out

18. Copper Door Restaurant

41 S. Broadway, Salem, 458-2033, Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. When you’re in the mood for: New American and upscale comfort food options in a restaurant that describes itself as “not too fancy, not too casual.” On the menu: Burgers and sliders, stone oven flatbread pizzas, and entrees like tenderloin shepherd’s pie and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Sample dish: The chicken and waffles, on the appetizers menu, feature crispy chick-

en and house-made waffles with maple syrup, Creole aioli, herbed gravy and are topped with crispy prosciutto. In your glass: An extensive menu of craft beers, wines and specialty cocktails.

19. The Foundry Restaurant

50 Commercial St., Manchester, 836-1925, Hours: Monday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch is also available on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh farmto-table comfort options. On the menu: Appetizers like cheese and charcuterie plates sourced from New Hampshire farms; sandwiches and burgers; soups and salads; and chicken, duck, beef and seafood entrees. Sample dish: The duck confit and gnocchi has coriander carrots, peas and Toma cheese in a truffle sauce. In your glass: Domestic and local craft brews are available on tap or by the bottle, as well as several whiskeys and bourbons, and martinis and other mixed cocktails.

20. The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern

132 N. Main St., Concord, 228-6363, Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. CONTINUED ON 16


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When you’re in the mood for: Classic comfort options in a tavern-style atmosphere. On the menu: Burgers, pizzas, pastas and soups, plus small plates like sweet potato fries, spinach and artichoke dip and fried Brussels sprouts; and large plates like strip steak, grilled salmon, and vegetarian shepherd’s pie with root vegetables and lentils. Sample dish: One of the most popular dinner options at The Barley House, the Guinness beef stew, has all-natural braised brisket, carrots, potatoes, parsnips and turnips. It’s finished with Guinness stout and topped with crispy onions. In your glass: Dozens of local and regional craft brews are available on tap or by the bottle. The drink menu also features red and white wines, meads, whiskeys and more. More “Best”: The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern’s Concord location was named Best of the Best for Best Burgers, and Best of Concord for Best Pub, Best French Fries, Best Beer Selection and Best After-Work Hang-Out Spot. Corey Garland was also named Best of Concord for Best Bartender.

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254 W. River Road, Hooksett, 626-7499, Hours: Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Pizza, calzones or subs, via takeout or delivery. On the menu: Specialty or build-yourown pizzas, calzones, appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, hot or cold subs, quesadillas and chicken wing dinners. Sample dish: The Pizza Man pizza features hamburger, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and peppers. It’s one of more than a dozen specialty pies that are available in 12-inch or 18-inch sizes. In your glass: The bar is open a bit later than the restaurant itself, featuring domestic and craft beers, cocktails and more. More “Best”: Crystal Cyr of The Pizza Man of Hooksett was named Best of the Best for Best Waiter or Waitress.

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On the menu: Italian appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas and pastas. Sample dish: The Fratello’s Pasta Special allows you your choice of linguine, penne or bowtie pasta, served with marinara sauce, meatballs and a house garden salad. In your glass: Domestic and craft beers, wines, specialty cocktails and more.


77 Lowell Road, Hudson, 882-6677, Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. When you’re in the mood for: Classic and casual American comfort food. On the menu: Burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas, steak dishes, seafood dishes and entrees. Sample dish: T-Bones offers a madefrom-scratch roast turkey dinner, with bread stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh veg-

25. Ignite Bar & Grille

Revival Kitchen’s grilled tuna with sugar snap peas, carrots, spinach, and crispy rice noodles in a green curry sauce. Photo by Matt Ingersoll.

gies and cranberry sauce. In your glass: Domestic and imported beers are available on draft, as well as several specialty house cocktails like margaritas, martinis and cosmos. More “Best”: T-Bones Great American Eatery’s Hudson location was named Best of Nashua for Best Family Restaurant.

23. Hermanos Cocina Mexicana

11 Hills Ave., Concord, 224-5669, Hours: Restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lounge hours are Sunday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. Take-out is available Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Authentic Mexican options in a casual environment. On the menu: Nachos, tacos, chimichangas, burritos, soups, salads, tostadas, quesadillas and several specialty dishes. Sample dish: The nacho salad features a layer of blue corn tortilla chips and sliced jalapeno, covered with melted cheese. It’s then topped with lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish onions, scallions, black olives, cilantro, garlic dressing, guacamole and either sour cream or yogurt. Optional toppings include beef, chicken, fresh avocado, Mexican rice and refried beans. In your glass: Domestic and Mexican imported beers, specialty margaritas, martinis, tequilas and dessert coffees. More “Best”: Hermanos Cocina Mexicana was named Best of Concord for Best Tacos.

24. Fratello’s Italian Grille

155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh Italian cuisine.

100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Classic American comfort cuisine. On the menu: Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, chicken, steak and seafood entrees. Sample dish: The Buffalo Bleu Chips are a favorite on the appetizer menu. They include fried homemade potato chips, topped with Buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing and pancetta, and finished with scallions. In your glass: Domestic and craft beers, plus a variety of specialty cocktails.

26. Tucker’s

1328 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 206-5757, Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: A local and fresh take on classic breakfast and lunch options, sourced from natural ingredients and served in a diner-style atmosphere. On the menu: Omelets, breakfast scrambles, sandwiches, wraps, and grain bowls. Sample dish: On the lunch menu, Micro Mama’s Reuben features thinly sliced grilled corned beef, sauerkraut sourced from Micro Mama’s of Weare, melted Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on grilled marble rye bread. It’s served with potato chips or an apple and a pickle, but you can also upgrade your side to a cup of soup or a mix of local greens. In your glass: Specialty beverages include all-natural fruit smoothies, chai teas, coffees and lattes. More “Best”: The Tucker’s restaurant in Hooksett was named Best of the Best for Best Breakfast.

27. Tuscan Kitchen

67 Main St., Salem, 952-4785, Hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Authentic artisan Italian dishes in a comforting, upscale atmosphere. On the menu: Appetizers, specialty pastas, Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads, and steak, chicken and seafood dishes, all made from scratch. Sample dish: Margherita pizza is a classic favorite, featuring hand-stretched

mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil. In your glass: Dozens of draft or bottled beers, Italian red and white wines, and signature and seasonal cocktails.

29. O Steaks & Seafood

11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, Hours: Lunch hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 2:30 p.m. The taproom opens Tuesday through Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Din28. Sub Station ner hours are Tuesday 1292 Hooksett Road, through Saturday, 5 to Hooksett, 625-1800, 9 p.m., and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. Hours: Monday When you’re in the through Saturday, 10 mood for: Classic and a.m. to 8 p.m. inventive steakhouse When you’re in the and seafood dishes. mood for: Hot or cold On the menu: subs, via dine-in or Appetizers, soups, saltakeout. ads and seafood and On the menu: steak entrees. Grilled and toasted Sample dish: For subs, cold subs, salads a steak dish, try the and side dishes like house marinated made-to-order French Surf. Photo by Sid Ceaser Photography. steak tips with Parmefries. san and garlic fries. Sample dish: Sub For seafood, the carStation’s most famous sub, the Torpedo, features its custom blend- bonara features half Maine lobster tail, ed shaved steak, grilled with peppers, onions, scallops, shrimp, bacon, peas and spinach mushrooms and cooked salami, with your fettuccine. In your glass: An extensive drink menu choice of American or provolone cheese. More “Best”: Sub Station was named of red, white and sparkling wines. More “Best”: O Steaks & Seafood’s Best of the Best for Best French Fries and Best Sandwich (for its steak and cheese sub) Concord location was named Best of Conand Best of Manchester for Best Subs and cord for Best Macaroni & Cheese. Best Takeout.

30. Campo Enoteca

969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Farm-totable Italian cuisine. On the menu: House-made pastas, artisan breads, small plates, regional specialty dishes. Beef, chicken and pork for all dishes are sourced from New Hampshire farmers. Sample dish: The Italian prosciutto pizza features arugula pesto, Vermont mozzarella cheese and roasted red vegetables. In your glass: Domestic and imported beers, Italian red and white wines, and specialty cocktails, like a limoncello martini.

31. The Crown Tavern

99 Hanover St., Manchester, 218-3132, Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, 4 to 9:30 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: A local take on classic comfort options, served in a tavern-style atmosphere. The Crown Tavern is a more casual alternative to the fine dining-oriented Hanover Street Chophouse, under the same ownership just a block down the street. On the menu: Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, wood-fired pizzas, and specialty entrees.

Sample dish: The burgers are among the most popular options at The Crown Tavern. The Crown Burger features two all-beef patties with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, a special sauce and house bread and butter pickles. A veggie burger is available as well. In your glass: Dozens of beers, red and white wines are available on the drink menu, plus a variety of house cocktails.

32. La Carreta

545 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 6286899; 1875 S. Willow St., Manchester, 623-7705; Hours: Both locations are open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Classic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Note: The Manchester locations share this spot as it wasn’t always clear which Manchester La Carreta restaurant was receiving the votes. On the menu: Fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, combination plates (featuring endless combinations of tacos, burritos, chile rellenos, tamales, tostadas and more) and chicken, beef or seafood entrees. Sample dish: Branch out with house specials such as enchiladas mole poblano (chicken enchiladas with a mild dark mole sauce) or the camarón Yucatán (grilled CONTINUED ON 18

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Sample dish: Fratello’s is known for its made-to-order fresh wood-fired brick oven pizzas, which include specialty flavors like its signature Fratello’s Pizza (with spinach, feta cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce), plus chicken bacon ranch, Buffalo chicken, Hawaiian, Mediterranean and Margherita. You can also build your own pizza. In your glass: Domestic and craft beers, wines, specialty cocktails and more.


marinated shrimp cooked with mild peppers, yellow and green zucchini and onions served with rice, sour cream and guacamole salad). In your glass: Margaritas, of course, and more from the bar but they also offer Mexican soda.

33. Bedford Village Inn

2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, Hours: The dining room is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. Brunch is also available Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Corks wine bar is open Wednesday through Saturday, 4:30 to 10 p.m. The tavern is open Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The lobby bar is open Monday and Tuesday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Contemporary regionally sourced cuisine in several different dining venues, including the wine bar Corks, the Tavern, The Dining Rooms and the Lobby Bar. On the menu: Appetizers like a charcuterie board of items sourced from local farms, as well as soups, salads, steak dishes and classic entrees, like pork chop, grass-fed lamb and vegetables and baked ricotta. Sample dish: The pan-roasted swordfish loin features a coconut curry broth with kumquat and fennel. It’s served with Italian black rice and herb-roasted romanesco. In your glass: Several house cocktails are available, as well as an extensive list of wines. More “Best”: BVI was named Best of the Best for Best Wedding Venue and Best Spot For a Romantic Night Out

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Chicken tenders from Puritan Backroom in Manchester. Courtesy photo.

34. Villaggio Ristorante Italiano

677 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 6272424, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Authentic Italian cuisine with a full-service bar. On the menu: Warm and cold appetizers, fresh seafood, veal or chicken dishes, and classic Italian pastas, like lasagna, manicotti, gnocchi and angel hair or fettuccine pasta. Sample dish: The Saltimbocca di Pollo is a dish featuring chicken breast that’s topped with prosciutto, sage and a mushroom marsala demi-glaze, served with mashed potatoes and vegetable medley. In your glass: An extensive drink list featuring Italian wines, spirits, cocktails and beers.

35. Fratello’s Italian Grille

194 Main St., Nashua, 889-2022, Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh Italian cuisine. On the menu: Italian appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas and pastas.

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25 S. River Road, Bedford, 641-6100, Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. When you’re in the mood for: Classic and casual American comfort food On the menu: Burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas, steak dishes, seafood dishes and entrees. Sample dish: A recent favorite addition to the menu, the chicken fajita pasta featured green pepper, onion, pico de gallo, fajita cream sauce, linguini, blackened chicken, cilantro, scallion and tortilla thins. In your glass: Domestic and imported beers are available on draft, as well as several specialty house cocktails like margaritas, martinis and cosmos. More “Best”: T-Bones Great American Eatery’s Bedford location was named Best of Manchester for Best Family Restaurant.

37. Downtown Cheers Grille & Bar

17 Depot St., Concord, 228-0180, Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (bar closes at 10 p.m.), and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (bar closes at 11 p.m.) When you’re in the mood for: Classic comfort dining. On the menu: Soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, Tex-Mex specialties, and entrees like beef tips, butternut squash ravioli, fish and chips, sea scallops and Mediterranean pasta. Sample dish: The “grown up” macaroni and cheese is made with Cabot extra sharp

cheddar cheese, topped with Ritz crackers and served with garlic bread. You can further customize it in a variety of ways, like with chicken, hickory ham, barbecue pulled pork or steak tips. In your glass: A variety of domestic and imported beers and wines.

38. The Birch on Elm

931 Elm St., Manchester, 782-5365, Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Brunch is also available Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Globally inspired tapas and cocktails in a hip atmosphere. On the menu: The menu changes with the seasons but typically features larger tapas and smaller-portion “quick bites,” for both the dinner and brunch sections. Popular options include tempura fried octopus nuggets with a curry barbecue aioli; crispy Brussels sprouts with ssamjang (Korean dipping sauce), sesame seed, scallion and peanut; and chicken and waffles with rhubarb preserves. Sample dish: The oxtail and zucchini, with black rice, roasted garlic aioli and garlic chips. In your glass: Domestic and canned beers, wines and more than a dozen house cocktails.

39. The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub

72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh, quality pub food in a casual environment. On the menu: Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and baskets with items such as chicken fingers, fried sea scallops, fried clams and boneless Buffalo tenders. Sample dish: The eatery’s signature teriyaki “Blazer” steak; features a marinated specialty steak drizzled with teriyaki glaze and served with french fries and coleslaw. In your glass: A variety of specialty and

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seasonal beers on draft, plus signature cocktails and a few frozen cocktails, like the Snickers Mudslide and the mango margarita.

40. The Bistro at LaBelle Winery

More “Best”: LaBelle Winery was named Best of the Best for Best Winery and Best New Hampshire Tasting Room, and Best of Nashua for Best First Date Spot, Best Romantic Night Out and Best Wedding Venue

345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, thebis- 41. Ollie’s Food & Spirits 761 Mast Road, Manchester, 626-3711, Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh comWhen you’re in the mood for: Fresh farmfort and pub foods made to order. to-fork options grown On the menu: Ollie’s locally and served seais known for its dinners, sonally, alongside which feature a variLaBelle’s original wines. ety of poultry, lamb, On the menu: Sandbeef or seafood options, wiches, flatbreads, all served with your artisan cheese slates, choice of soup, coleappetizers, and main slaw or salad; potato or course options, like steak rice; vegetables (carfrites, grilled mahi mahi, rots, broccoli or green barbecue seared chickbeans); and a roll and en, seared scallops, and butter. Also on the menu duck breast. are appetizers, soups, Sample dish: Fresh salads, pastas, pizzas, lump crab cakes with KC’s Rib Shack. Photo by Sid Ceaser. and specialty sandwichDijon mustard, basil, es and subs. baby arugula, and lemSample dish: The souvlaki sandwich on aioli. In your glass: LaBelle Winery features an (served with steak fries) features marinated extensive list of house red and white wines, as lamb charbroiled in Syrian bread with lettuce, well as classic and seasonal cocktails, avail- tomato, onions, peppers and garlic sauce. able within The Bistro.

42. Dos Amigos Burritos

26 N. Main St., Concord, 410-4161, Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh, local Tex-Mex options in a quick-service environment. On the menu: Burritos, tacos and bowls, all with filling choices of chicken, barbecue chicken, ground beef, steak, bean, veggie, pork and fish; quesadillas with chicken, steak, cheese or veggie fillings; various salads and sides. You can further customize your dish with more than a dozen add-ons. A rotating menu of specials on tacos, burritos or other options is normally available. Sample dish: The Alvarado salad features greens, slaw, corn salsa, black beans, avocado, roasted red pepper and Cotija cheese, served with a cilantro lime dressing and the option of adding chicken or pulled pork. More “Best”: The Concord Dos Amigos Burritos location was named Best of the Best for Best Tacos.

43. Suna Restaurant

6 Brook Road, Sunapee, 843-8998, Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 3:30 to 9 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Traditional American cuisine with a creative twist.

On the menu: Appetizers, salads and a variety of entrees that encompass steak, chicken, pork and seafood. Sample dish: The “Rubbin’ Butts Nachos” are one of the most popular items on Suna’s appetizer menu. They are house rubbed chips topped with pulled pork, diced onions, jalapeno, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce and coleslaw. In your glass: Suna’s wine list features wines from all over Italy, France and Napa Valley. The restaurant also features more than a dozen craft cocktails.

44. Stella Blu

70 E. Pearl St., Nashua, 578-5557, Hours: Sunday, and Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight. When you’re in the mood for: Fine dining tapas complete with a martini bar. On the menu: A variety of steak, chicken, seafood and flatbread dishes that are influenced from different regions around the world. Specials are also featured regularly. Sample dish: The chicken lemongrass dumplings are available steamed or fried, and feature a Thai chili sauce and carrot ginger fennel salad. In your glass: Several signature martinis and other house cocktails are available from the bar menu. CONTINUED ON 20


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47. Tucker’s

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More “Best”: The Tucker’s restaurant in Concord was named Best of Concord for Best Breakfast and Best Family Restaurant.

80 South St., Concord, 413-5884, Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: A local and fresh take on classic breakfast and lunch options, sourced from natural ingredients and served in a diner-style atmosphere. On the menu: Omelets, breakfast scrambles, sandwiches, wraps, and grain bowls. Sample dish: The Mediterranean scrambler features grilled spinach, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, peppers, feta and cheddar cheese and mushrooms. It’s served with your choice of house potatoes or baked beans as a side. In your glass: Specialty beverages include all-natural fruit smoothies, chai teas, coffees and lattes.

ture dish the lobster macaroni and cheese, which is available in either ¼-pound or ½-pound lobster sizes. In your glass: Dozens of red, white and sparkling wines, martinis and other house cocktails.

50. Roots Cafe at Robie’s Country Store

9 Riverside St., Hooksett, 485-7761, Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Fresh farm-to-table dining in a historic setting. On the menu: Breakfast sandwiches and scrambles, omelets, bowls, wraps, sandwiches and salads. Sample dish: One of the hot bowls on the lunch menu, the Hooksett Border,

features cilantro lime, black beans, avocado, corn, scallions, fresh salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, quinoa and salsa verde.

51. T-Bones Great American Eatery

39 Crystal Ave., Derry, 434-3200, t-bones. com. Hours: Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. When you’re in the mood for: Classic American comfort food as well as pasta and seafood. On the menu: Find steak dinners, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, seafood, pasta dishes and classics such as chicken pot pie and chicken Parmesan. T-Bones also has a Gluten-Intolerant Friendly menu featuring a wide selection of modified dishes (burgers, pizzas, steaks, seafood and even a brownie sundae). Sample dish: Start with appetizers such as buffalo chicken egg rolls or BBQ pork and bacon fries. End with desserts such as a made-to-order apple crisp (served with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and whipped cream) or a chocolate dream cake (with creamy chocolate mousse layers, Oreo cookie crust and sweet chocolate ganache). In your glass: Beer, wine and cocktails including specialty house cocktails, margaritas, martinis and cosmos.

On the menu: Gyros (pork, lamb, chicken, veggie or falafel), dinner plates like gyro or souvlaki dinners, Greek salads, and Greek desserts, like baklava and loukoumades (fried dough balls). Sample dish: A traditional pork gyro with all the fixings includes rotisserie pork, tzatziki sauce, red onions, tomatoes, hand cut fries and parsley, wrapped in your choice of warm pita. More “Best”: Main Street Gyro was named Best of Nashua for Best Greek Cuisine.

52. Purple Finch Cafe

124 S. River Road, Bedford, 232-1953, Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Casual American comfort breakfast and lunch options. On the menu: Breakfast scrambles, omelets, French toast, pancakes, shareable lunch plates, burgers, sandwiches, salads and wraps. Sample dish: The fiesta nachos, on the lunch appetizer menu, are tri-colored tortilla chips piled with steak chili, cheddar jack cheese, black olives, fire-roasted salsa and sour cream. More “Best”: The Purple Finch Cafe was named Best of Manchester for Best Breakfast. Chef Nicole Leavitt was also named Best of Manchester for Best Chef.

53. Rivermill Tavern

11 Wilton Road, Milford, 213-5163, find them on Facebook @rivermilltavern Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. When you’re in the mood for: Tavern-style comfort food in a casual setting. On the menu: Burgers, sandwiches, salads, lunch and dinner entrees, and a rotating selection of weekly specials. Sample dish: The bacon-wrapped meatloaf is topped with brown gravy and served

55. Beefside Restaurant

The Barley House. Photo by Sid Ceaser.

with homestyle mashed potatoes and a vegetable of the day. More “Best”: Sara Howard of the Rivermill Tavern in Milford was named Best of Nashua for Best Bartender and Best Waiter or Waitress.

54. Main Street Gyro

215 Main St., Nashua, 579-0666, Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Authentic made-from-scratch Greek food options in a quick-service environment.

106 Manchester St., Concord, 228-0208, Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. When you’re in the mood for: Casual and quick comfort food. On the menu: Burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and chicken, pork, steak tip or prime rib dinner entrees. Sample dish: Beefside’s famous roast beef sandwich is available in four different sizes (3-ounce, 4-ounce, 6-ounce or 8-ounce bulkie rolls), as well as the option to “Super” it with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Grilled French rolls and bacon as an add-on are available options too. More “Best”: Beefside’s Super Junior roast beef sandwich was named Best of Concord for Best Sandwich.











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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue a run of home games at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive in Manchester) today through Sunday, June 9. Today’s game is at 10:35 a.m. against the Bowie Baysox. Tomorrow, Friday, June 7, the Fisher Cats take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels (the first night of three games against the Flying Squirrels) at 6:35 p.m. Friday is also billed as Greek Heritage Night with Greek music, food and more, according to the website. The game will also feature an adopt-a-dog event and post-game fireworks. The game on Saturday, June 8, at 6:35 p.m. will also feature fireworks. On Sunday, June 9, the game starts at 1:35 p.m. Kids can run the bases after the game, the team will use special “Mountain Men” hats and jerseys for the game and it’s Girl Scout Day, according to the website. See milb. com/new-hampshire for information on tickets and a full schedule of promotions.


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Plant sale season continues. The Merrimack Garden Club will hold its sale today from 8 a.m. to noon at St. James Church (646 DW Highway in Merrimack). See

EAT: Nachos, gyros and cupcakes Or, if you’d prefer, lobster rolls, burritos and Creole food — according to the event website, these things and more will be for sale at the third annual Seacoast Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 7 p.m. in downtown Somersworth at High and Market streets. The event will also feature live music all day. Admission to the event is free (bring money for the eats and brews). See


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The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will hold its annual Nashua Airport BBQ Fly-In starting at 10:30 a.m. today at the Nashua Airport (Boire Field, 93 Perimeter Road in Nashua). The day will include a catered barbecue lunch, raffles and an opportunity to look at participants’ aircraft (or automobiles or motorcycles, according to the website) and meet the owners. The cost is $25 per person ($10 for under 12). See for tickets or call 669-4820.

DRINK: New England brews Sip the beers, ciders and more from local breweries at the 15th annual New England Brewfest at Loon Mountain (60 Loon Mountain Road in Lincoln) on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. (VIP attendees admitted at noon.) Tickets cost $45 general admission and include beer samples from dozens of local and regional breweries, plus live music. VIP admission costs $79 and includes an event T-shirt, an official tasting glass and a swag bag. Visit

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The 18th Annual Mountain Bike Festival runs today and tomorrow (Sunday, June 9) at Pats Peak Ski Area (686 Flanders Road in Henniker; The two-day event features a variety of rides as well as kids races, food vendors and more. See the website for schedules and registration information.

BE MERRY: At Market Square Day Portsmouth’s annual Market Square Day runs Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day features two performance areas, a pancake breakfast that starts at 7 a.m., the farmers market, free tours and historical reenactors at Warner House, a 10K road race, vendors selling crafts and food and more. See


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ARTS In-house art

Art show and sale features Manchester teachers By Angie Sykeny

A Manchester art teacher has created a new opportunity for herself and other teachers to show and sell their art. On Saturday, June 8, Claire Provencher will host an art show and sale at her home, located at the corner of Oak and Orange streets in Manchester, two blocks from the Currier Museum of Art, featuring seven Manchester teachers and two additional local artists. The show will be held in conjunction with the yearly antiques sale hosted by Provencher’s neighbor Kim Hughes, an antique collector and special education teacher at McLaughlin Middle School. The group has shown and sold their art together before at an art show and sale hosted by Corey Doherty, an art teacher at Central High School and one of the featured artists, at her home every December for the last 13 years. That’s where Provencher got the idea to host her own art sale. “I thought it’d be good to have something halfway [into the year] before the December show at Corey’s,” she said. “The artists are excited about that.” Holding the art sale on the same day as Hughes’ antique sale was a no-brainer, Provencher said. “I thought they would go well together, because a lot of people who like art and crafts also like antiques,” she said.

Corey Doherty art. Courtesy photo.

Linda Seabury art. Courtesy photo.

The art sale will be set up inside four rooms in Provencher’s house, and each artist will have a table, “similar to an indoor craft fair,” she said. The featured artists will include Provencher of McDonough Elementary School, who does ceramic art; Doherty, who does dyed silk; Lori Sweeney of Memorial High School, who creates felted animals and block prints; Jane Tentas of Memorial High School, who makes block prints; Trish Ellis of Central High School, who does photography; Linda Seabury of Central High School, who makes soft sculpture figures; Marcia Fanaras Zito of Central High School, who is a Thirty One consultant;

Trina Wicks, a Merrimack art teacher who makes beaded jewelry; Amanda Heisy, a silversmith and former student of Doherty’s; and Karen Mallett, Doherty’s neighbor and owner of the Manchester Flower Studio. Provencher does her ceramic work by hand, including bowls, mugs, trays and platters, pendants and sculptures, with a focus on texture. “I use nature to create textures,” she said. “I’ll press plant leaves or coral into the clay. I’ve made a series of bowls using the giant hosta leaves from our yard, which I’m going to have [at the sale], as well as some bowls I made with sea grape leaves that I brought back from Jamaica.”

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Includes listings for gallery events, ongoing exhibits and classes. To Includes listings, shows, auditions, workshops and more. get listed, e-mail To get listed, e-mail Art Openings • “CURRENTS” OPENING RECEPTION New Hampshire Art Association presents its summer exhibition, featuring plein air paintings and photographs of the river done in collaboration with

Gundalow’s Piscataqua River Festival. Fri., June 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Visit • DARYL D. JOHNSON Artist of the month during June. The solo exhibition, “Tidelands:

Where the Water Greets the Sky,” includes Johnson’s gestural oil paintings that showcase the beauty of nature in the region. Sat., June 1, from noon to 3 p.m. Exeter Fine Crafts (61 Water St., Exeter). Visit exeterfinecrafts. com.

• “FACTORY MADE” features multidisciplinary artist Michael Hambouz, who uses hand-cut \ paper stock to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the 140-yearold American paper mill where the paper was produced. Fri., June 7, 5 to 8 p.m. 3S Artspace

Doherty uses a Japanese method of silk painting to create silk scarves, ties, sarongs and other wearable art with her own unique designs. “I do a big variety of colors and designs, and I try to not ever do anything the same,” she said. “Every single one I do is different, and people really seem to like that.” Finding time to do and show art while teaching full-time can be a challenge, Provencher said, and many people don’t realize that art teachers are also artists in their personal lives. “There’s a reason we teach art; we were artists first,” she said. “I think [the sale] is definitely a good way to show the community that there is a wealth of talent [among the people] working with our kids in our city.” Doherty is currently working on a plan to open an artists co-op and storefront in downtown Manchester where the teachers and other local artists can sell their art. “There are so many great things in downtown, but it’s missing an art store,” she said. “My vision is to start an art store that sells local artists’ work and is run by the artists themselves.” Antiques & Art show Where: Private residences at the corner of Orange and Oak streets in Manchester When: Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit:

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Includes symphony and orchestral performances. To get listed, e-mail (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth). Visit In the Galleries • “THE NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE: WORKS FROM THE 19TH - 21ST CENTURIES” New Hampshire Antique

Co-op presents an exhibit and sale of paintings spanning more than 200 years of artists’ interpretations of the timeless and iconic views unique to New England. On view through Sept. 10. Tower Gallery, 323 Elm St., Milford. Visit


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• “UBUHLE WOMEN: BEADWORK AND THE ART OF INDEPENDENCE” The exhibition features a contemporary form of bead art called ndwango, developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The multidimensional pieces are created by applying Czech glass beads onto plain black cloth and can take more than 10 months to complete. Open March 23 through June 10. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Visit or call 669-6144. • “NEW ENGLAND POTPOURRI” An exhibition of watercolor paintings by New Hampshire Art Association member Susan Peterson. The paintings depict realistic landscapes, florals and common sightings celebrating New England. On view through June 20. Viewing hours at the Chamber are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 49 S. Main St., Suite

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will be three art exhibitions: one at Launch Art Gallery (28 Grove St.) on Thursday, featuring prints by Colleen Kinsella; one at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St.) on Friday, featuring drawings by Anna Von Mertens that explore the world of emojis and their implications, and graphite drawings by Shaina Gates, made of torn, pasted and folded text collage; and one at the UU Church (25 Main St.) on Saturday, featuring sculpture by Shepherd Ndudzo and a sound installation by Dave Seidel. Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair, happening all day Saturday at the Town Hall (1 Grove St.), will feature more than 50 juried artists from around New England who will be selling their art for under $50, including paintings, textiles, jewelry, ceramics and more. “The idea is that art should be accessible to everyone,” festival co-founder Eric Gagne told the Hippo last month. “[Artists] deserve to get paid for their work, and we’re not trying to devalue that, but it’s nice to be able to go into an art fair and look at all the different stuff and know that you’ll be able to find something that you can afford.” Visit — Angie Sykeny

104, Concord. Call 224-2508 or visit • “BEYOND FIRST GLANCE” Two members of the New Hampshire Art Association are featured. The exhibition reflects each artist’s personal view and love of landscapes. Chris Reid, a pastel artist, is known for intense colors, masterful use of light and powerful abstract elements in her landscapes and still life paintings. Dan Soucy is a self-taught landscape photographer with more than 20 years of experience. His work features landscapes throughout New England and the Southwest. He works with software programs to develop and print the photographs, then puts them in frames he makes himself from old barn boards, old windows and other materials. Through June 20. 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. Visit • “PATTERNS” Juried members present baskets, fiber (wearable and decorative), wood, printmaking, metal, pottery, photography and glass based on different

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• Student art: Don’t miss the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s (148 Concord St., Manchester) BFA Student Exhibition, on view now through June 8. It features hundreds of works of art in a variety of media created by NHIA’s graduating class, including paintings, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, graphic design, photography, comic arts and creative writing. Visit nhia. edu or call 623-0313. Kimball Jenkins Estate (266 N. Main St., Concord) presents its Spring Student Exhibition from June 13 through July 22, with an artist reception on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit or call 225-3932. • Beadwork exhibition: Catch “Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence,” the special exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester), before it’s gone on June 10. It features a contemporary form of bead art called ndwango, developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The multidimensional pieces are created by applying Czech glass beads onto plain black cloth and can take more than 10 months to complete. Visit or call 669-6144. • Peterborough arts fest: The Thing in the Spring is going on now through June 9 in Peterborough. The arts festival features numerous musical performances, art exhibitions and sales, film screenings and author readings at various venues downtown. There


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• First time staged: New World Theatre presents the fifth production in its series “Putting It Together: New Works” at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) on Sunday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. The series features staged readings and workshop script-in-hand performances of new works currently part of the company’s ongoing play development program. The performances have minimal staging, costumes and props. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit or call 715-2315. • Grimm fairy tales reimagined: The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) presents Into the Woods Jr. on Wednesday, June 12, Thursday, June 13, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. The youth adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables and fairy tales and features well-known characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Witch. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $11 for children. Visit or call 668-5588. • New England drama: The Winnipesaukee Playhouse (33 Footlight Circle, Meredith) presents On Golden Pond June 12 through June 22, with showtimes every day except Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Thursday, June 13, and Monday, June 17, at 2 p.m. The play by Ernest Thompson follows married couple Norman and Ethel, who spend their summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of Golden Pond. Their daughter, Chelsea, and • BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY May 31 through June 23, 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, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $39 to $46 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 through 12. Visit • PIPPIN Ferrill-Chylde Productions presents. May 31 through June 16, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit • PUTTING IT TOGETHER: NEW WORKS New World Theatre presents. Sun., June 9 and Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit • INTO THE WOODS JR. Wed., June 12, Thurs., June 13, Tues., June 18, and Wed., June 19, 7 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $14 for adults and

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents West Side Story. Courtesy photo.

her fiance leave her fiance’s teenage son Billy with Norman and Ethel as the two go on a trip to Europe, but when they return, Chelsea finds that Billy has developed the kind of relationship with Norman that she always wished she had with her father. Tickets cost $18 to $37. Visit • On the Seacoast stage: The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents West Side Story June 13 through July 20, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $16 to $44. Visit Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical comes to the Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St., Rochester) June 13 through June 30, with showtimes on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $18 to $22. Visit — Angie Sykeny

$11 for kids. Visit •​ ON GOLDEN POND The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. June 12 through June 22, with showtimes every day except Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Thurs., June 13, and Mon., June 17, at 2 p.m. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $18 to $37. Visit • WEST SIDE STORY The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. June 13 through July 20, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $44. Visit •​ MOON OVER BUFFALO The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. June 26 through July 6, with showtimes Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (no show on July 4), plus 2 p.m. matinees on Thurs., June 27, and Mon., July 1. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $18 to $37. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse. org. • ONCE UPON A TIME Absinthe and Opium Burlesque present. Thurs., June 20, through Sat., June

22, at 7:30 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit Classical Music Events • GEORGE LOPEZ Solo pianist performs. Sat., June 22, 8 p.m. Palace Theatre Spotlight Room, 96 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets cost $29. Visit • HALCYON MUSIC FESTIVAL A series of chamber music performances featuring international musicians. Concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church (101 Chapel St.) at 7:30 p.m., including “Manifesto on Love” on Thurs. June 20; “The Colors of Spain” on Fri., June 21; “Tempest and Serenity” on Sat., June 22; “Fairy Tales” on Wed., June 26; “Vienna in Portsmouth” on Thurs., June 27; “The End of Time - and Back Again” on Fri., June 28; and “Transformations” on Sat., June 29. Tickets $25 per show or three concerts for $65, four for $88, five for $100, six for $130 and all seven for $150. Visit

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE Meet your maker

First makerspace fair held in Nashua

Nashua area and what kinds of things can be done there,” Sullivan said. Exhibitions, demonstrations and activities will feature things like 3-D modeling and printing, flight, designing for laser cutting, vinyl cutting, wood turning, a pottery wheel,

liquid nitrogen ice cream, button-making and more. The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race will be there to do a demonstration with “The Lobster Roll,” the famed sculpture that made it to the 50th Kinetic Grand Championship in California. (Kinetic sculptures are “all-terrain, human-powered, art sculptures made from repurposed materials and engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand,” according to the LKSR website.) There will also be a number of robotics demonstrations featuring a solar-powered gardening robot that will “run around the garden and dig up weeds and keep plants growing,” Sullivan said; a robot modeled after R2-D2 from Star Wars; and robots built by the FIRST Robotics team from Nashua. The Nashua Robot Builders, a club that meets monthly at MakeIt Labs, will showcase their robots and host a Sumo Robot Competition with robot builders from other makerspaces. “Small, programmed robots, about the size of a Roomba, that people have built will compete in a sumo ring that is three feet in diameter,” club organizer Jay Francis said. “The goal for the robots is to push each oth-

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If you’re curious about what goes on at makerspaces, you won’t want to miss MakeIt Fest, happening Saturday, June 8, at MakeIt Labs in Nashua. The inaugural event is an outdoor fair where makers, artists and craftsmen from local makerspaces will share their creations with the public. MakeIt Fest coordinator Michael Sullivan says the theme for the fair is “Discover Your Makerspace.” “We figured this year it would be nice to branch out and promote the making community to the public,” he said. “Let them see all the things that go on [at a makerspace] and meet the makers and see the things that [the makers] have made.” Four makerspaces will be represented in addition to MakeIt Labs: Lowell Makes, Manchester Makerspace, Make It So: The Monadnock Makerspace, and The Claremont MakerSpace. “It’s gathering the spaces together to give people a chance to meet makers from all over and to see some of the different makerspaces that are within a short drive of the 29 Kiddie pool Family activities this week. Children & Teens Children events • FREE FAMILY FUN DAY Each child will receive a stamp page when they arrive and they will earn a stamp for each art activity they participate in, such as pottery wheel lessons, clay sculpting, sidewalk chalk, a musical instrument petting zoo and more. Fri., June 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Studio 550 Community Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Free. Visit or call 232-5597. • COMMUNITY OPEN BARN DAY The event will feature cow-

R2D2 bot built by Tom Doucet and Mike Velcheck. Courtesy photo.

boy games, stick pony games, horseshoes, crafts, pony rides, food and more. Sat., June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 153 Paige Hill Road, Goffstown. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 497-2343. Clubs

Garden • MERRIMACK GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE The sale will feature a raffle table, display gardens and vendors, plus hundreds of plants available for pur-

chase, like annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and prearranged container gardens. Sat., June 8, 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine). St. James Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Free. Visit Festivals & Fairs Events • RODGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND Festivities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the library will include live music, food trucks, a silent cake auction,

children’s games, a free barbecue on Saturday and more. Fri., June 7, through Sun., June 9. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Free. Visit • QUEEN CITY PRIDE BLOCK PARTY The event will include Cajun food and craft cocktails from Madear’s, plus a full schedule of live entertainment and activities for the entire family. Sat., June 15, 2 to 10 p.m. Hanover Street, from Union and Pine streets, Manchester. Visit

er out of the ring. It’s like robot wrestling.” MakeIt Fest gives club members an opportunity to show off their robots, Francis said, and gives the public an opportunity to learn more about robotics and see what local robot builders are working on. “We love sharing our knowledge and telling people about how we do stuff,” he said. “It’s a great way for anyone who has any interest in building things to chat with folks who share their interests, and to learn about how they can get involved.” Finally, there will be guided tours of MakeIt Labs throughout the day so that visitors and people who are considering joining a makerspace can see where the makers work “We’re trying to bring [people] right into the maker environment,” Sullivan said. “Hopefully it will be compelling, and they’ll see why it would be fun to join a makerspace.” MakeIt Fest Where: MakeIt Labs, 25 Crown St., Nashua When: Saturday, June 8, noon to 5 p.m. Cost: Free Visit:

34 Car Talk Ray gives you car advice. Expos • GILSUM ROCK SWAP & MINERAL SHOW The show will feature more than 65 dealers, swappers, distributors, wholesalers and collectors who will buy, sell or swap rocks and minerals of all sorts, including beryl, quartz crystals and semi-precious stones. Sat., June 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., June 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gilsum Elementary School, 640 Route 10, Gilsum. Free admission; donations are accepted. Contact Robert Mitchell of the Gilsum Recreation Committee, at or at 357-9636.

Museums & Tours History & museum events • OUR TOWN, OUR SCHOOLS, THEIR WORDS Using annual reports from Nashua during the 1840s and 50s, Susan Fineman will examine how town fathers addressed public education in their one-room schools. Sat., June 8, 2 p.m. Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St., Nashua. Free and open to the public. Visit • NASHUA AIRPORT BBQ FLY-IN Participants can bring their favorite aircraft, automobile or

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It’s a celebration of local author Tomie dePaola on Saturday, June 8, at Bookery (844 Elm St. in Manchester;bookerymht. The Knight and the Dragon. com, 836-6600). Courtesy photo. At 11:15 a.m., dePaola’s book The Knight and the Dragon will be the focus of the weekly storytime. At 11:30 a.m., dePaola himself will be onsite to sign copies of his books until 1 p.m., according to a press release. Find books for the kids as well as something for you at the book sale at the Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway in Derry; 432-6140, The event is billed as featuring thousands of books sorted by category with paperbacks for 50 cents and hardcovers for $1, as well as a sale on cookbooks and DIY and craft books. The sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Area Barnes & Noble stores have a variety of events planned this weekend. On Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. the Manchester Barnes & Noble (1741 S. Willow St., 668-5557) will hold Pajamarama, where kids are invited to wear their pjs for a storytime with activities, according to the website. Also in Manchester, on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. children’s author Jennifer Beland will sign copies of her new book Buster, the Delicate Doodle. On Saturday, June 8, the Nashua Barnes & Noble (235 Daniel Webster Highway, 888-0533) will have an author storytime and book-signing with Kim Chaffee and her book Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon at 2 p.m. Both Manchester and Salem Barnes & Noble stores (Salem is at 125 S. Broadway, 898-1930) will hold Funday Friday Storytimes at 11 a.m. featuring stories and activities on Friday, June 7. And all four area Barnes & Noble stores, including Newington (45 Gosling Road, 422-7733), will hold storytimes and activities featuring the new book Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. The four locations will also hold a special storytime for the youngest booklovers, ages 0 through 24 months, with the book Alphaprints Sea Life by Roger Priddy on Sunday, June 9, at 11 a.m.

Up in the sky

This month’s Super Stellar Friday at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 Institute Drive in Concord;, 271-7827) will feature a sneak peek of the American Experience look at the early days of the space race as well as a Q&A with Dr. Andrew Jordan, a scientist with the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire.The program begins Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The cost for the evening is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors and $8.50 for children 12 and under. If skies are clear, the observatory will be open and members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be outside the center with telescopes for a free skywatch, the website said. Get a jump on Friday’s skywatch with one on Thursday, June 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Smyth Public Library (55 High St. in Candia) hosted by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society ( The Kearsarge Area Rocket Society will hold its Model Rocket Launch on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Warner Field (Schoodac Road in Warner). Bring your rockets or just come to watch this free event. Visit or call 938-5129.

Family fun

Studio 55 Community Art Center (550 Elm St. in Manchester;, 232-5597) will hold a free family fun day on Friday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. participate in activities such as pottery wheel lessons, clay sculpting, sidewalk chalk, a musical instrument “petting zoo” and more. The UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center (153 Paige Hill Road in Goffstown;, 497-2343) will hold a community open barn day with cowboy games, stick pony games, horseshoes, crafts, pony rides, food and more on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s the final “first Friday”of the school year at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; childrens-museum. org, 742-2002), where it’s $3 per person after 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The museum is open until 7 p.m. on First Fridays, which corresponds with the monthly Dover Art Walk (see; the artwalk is open until 8 p.m.). Friday is also the opening day of the museum’s new exhibit, “Lights! Shadow! Action!” See a video previewing the exhibit, which features an interactive LED light wall, a light color mixing exhibit and an interactive projected game. Celebrate World Ocean Day Family Festival at the Seacoast Science Center ( 570 Ocean Blvd. in Rye; on Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, part of an internationally recognized day to honor the world’s oceans, will feature a family march for the ocean at 10 a.m. (participants are encourage to wear marine-themed costumes), hands-on learning, a beach clean-up, a dance party, tide pooling and more. Go online to register and for admission information.



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Damaged rhododendrons Why they never recovered this spring By Henry Homeyer


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Rhododendrons throughout New England are looking awful! It is common for “rhodies” to get shriveled leaves during the winter, but they normally recover in spring. Those shriveled leaves occur when warm winter days allow moisture to be given off when the ground is frozen solid — and thus unable to re-hydrate the leaves. Normally they look good again as soon as the ground thaws. I’ve been getting emails from readers asking what happened this year, so I called an expert to learn more. Dr. Cheryl Smith is a plant pathologist at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Smith said that the winter damage this year was the worst she had seen in decades. Not only were rhododendrons damaged, she said, but also cherries, plums, Christmas trees, boxwoods, junipers, spruce, raspberries and blueberries. Yikes. First, the good news: The damage you are seeing is not due to a pathogen. This is not a disease that is damaging your plants. And most plants will recover fully, given time. But you must have patience. Please don’t get out the chainsaw and cut away everything that’s looking bad. Most of the damage is due to fluctuating temperatures, Smith said. Usually in the fall evergreen trees like rhododendrons harden off their leaves as the temperatures slowly descend. This past fall was a warm one, with temperatures in the 60s in December, followed by low temperatures in January. Then in February the temperatures again went into the 60s for a day or two, sending signals to plants that spring was on the way. But then it dropped below zero within a week. Throughout the winter there were high winds, and repeated freeze-thaw cycles. But the ground was frozen and during the thaw cycles plants could not take up water to replace that lost due to respiration. So what should you do now? You can test any given twig by scratching it with your thumbnail. If you see green, the branch is still alive. If a branch is brittle and brown, and shows no green when you scratch it, the branch is dead and should be removed. Branches with brown leaves will eventually send out new leaves. I recently visited a site where I had overseen the installation of some rhododendrons last fall. Some looked much worse than others, even though they are growing in close proximity. I wanted the plants to look better, so I removed dead leaves, or leaves that were mostly brown. Some came off with a gentle tug, others needed a snip from my pruners.

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Obviously I wouldn’t do that if the shrub was 20 years old, huge, and badly damaged, as it would take too long. Mother Nature will eventually replace the leaves. Many, perhaps most, of the flower buds on those rhodies were damaged and will not bloom this year. On the other hand, some rhododendron varieties are tougher than others. The most common rhododendron variety, the PJM, is tough as nails. The PJM is a pink-purple color and is planted everywhere. It was developed at Weston Nurseries by Edmond Mezitt, and named after his father Peter J. Mezitt when it first bloomed in 1945. Apparently nurseryman Peter Mezitt gave $50 to some friends traveling in China in 1939 to collect some nice seedlings for him. Edmond collected pollen on a paint brush from one very nice rhododendron of a species known as Rhododendron dauricum, and used it to pollinate a Rhododendron carolinianum, which they were using as seed stock. He saved seeds, and planted them. The first hybrid cross bloomed beautifully when it was just 6 or 8 inches tall, and it was evident right away that this hybrid was special. The parent plants of the PJM are still alive and well in front of the offices of Weston Nursery, and Wayne Mezitt (of the third generation of Mezitts in the nursery business) showed them to me when I visited Weston Nurseries some years ago. The “mother’ plant of the PJM is a cultivar known as Olga, named after his grandmother. Wayne gave me an Olga about 15 years ago, it has done well, and it showed no damage this winter. It is currently finishing its bloom cycle. It is much pinker than the PJM. Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. You plant a seed or a seedling and wait to see how it performs. Wayne Mezitt told me that you can hybridize thousands of plants and grow them out before you get something special. I guess that’s why I don’t have any plants named after me! Henry is a 20-year veteran of the UNH Master Gardener program and a lifetime organic gardener. His email is


Dear Donna, I am trying to sell this piece but I’m wondering if you could help me with a value first. I only know that it is old and came from my mom’s parents’ home. I wish I had the whole clock but this is all they kept. Any help with a value and possibly a new home would be appreciated. Cindy from Bedford

motorcycle to the airport’s annual fly-in and barbecue, presented by the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire which will also feature opportunities to win raffle prizes. Sat., June 8, 10:30 a.m. Nashua Airport (Boire Field), 93 Perimeter Road, Nashua. $20 for Aviation Museum members and $25 for non-members. Visit or call 669-4820. • HERMAN MELVILLE HISTORICAL REENACTMENT Actor and stage performer Stephen Collins will portray Herman Melville, the American author best known for his epic “Moby Dick.” Tues., June 11, 7 p.m. Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St., Dover. Free. Visit Nature & Gardening Science • KEARSARGE AREA ROCKET SOCIETY MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH Bring your rockets or just come to spectate. In the event of bad weather, the launch will possibly be moved to the following Sunday. Sat., June 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Warner Field, Schoodac Road, Warner. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 938-5129. Sports & Recreation Bike events & races • 18TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL Several riding options are available throughout both days, plus races for kids and a few local vendor stations. Sat., June 8, and Sun., June 9. Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker. Visit

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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 ( 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, or call her at 391-6550 or 624-8668.

Golf events • 22ND ANNUAL SEND A KID TO CAMP GOLF TOURNAMENT The golf tournament is being organized by the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Dollars raised provide financial assistance to local families and individuals who can’t afford Y programs or memberships. Mon., June 10, noon. Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St., Nashua. $225 tournament fee; includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, contests throughout the course, on-course snacks, beverages and giveaways. Visit nmymca. org. Runs/walks/races • PAWS ON THE PAVEMENT 5K This dog-friendly race will be hosted by the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. The 3.1 mile course will start and end at Northeast Delta Dental, running through the NHTI campus. Sun., June 9, 9 a.m. Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. $30 registration for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Visit • NEW ENGLAND DOG JOG 5K Saturday, June 8, at Stellos Stadium, 7 Stadium Drive, Nashua. The dog-friendly race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults, $10 for kids, $35 for a sixlegged team. Visit • OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS 5K & FITNESS WALK Saturday, June 8, at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 and proceeds benefit the Northeast

Delta Dental foundation. Visit • WINDHAM RAIL TRAIL FLAT N FAST 5K Sunday, June 9, starting at 8:30 a.m. Important change this year: Parking has moved to a new location off Brown Road across the street from the Crossing Life Church (previous lot); parking, registration and bus loading will occur at that site. The course starts at Roulston Road and ends at Windham Depot, 7 Windham Road, Windham. Registration is $25 for an individual, $90 for a family. Visit • GREATER NASHUA SPRINT TRIATHLON Sunday, June 9, at YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack. It features a 0.3-mile swim, a 9.6-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $104 for individuals, $94 for Greater Nashua YMCA members, and $50 for high school or college students, active military and veterans, and police, fire or emergency medical workers. Visit Spectator sports • BLACKTOP BASKETBALL PROGRAM Teams will consist of six to eight players. The program is open to both girls and boys ages 9 to 16. Tuesdays or Thursdays, June 11 through July 25 (except on the week of July 4), 6 to 9 p.m. Dennis P. Lyons Memorial Park, 6 Village Green, Pelham. $40 for player (open to residents and non-residents). Visit

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Dear Cindy, Wow, I wish you had the whole clock too! How did this pendulum make it and the clock be gone? I would love to hear that story. Your pendulum is from a French clock. It’s actually called a wag-on-the-wall clock. This means that the pendulum and weights are exposed and open to see. If you had the entire piece it would run in the range of $500+ depending on who made it and condition. The age is middle to late 1800s. There are plain and simple wag-on-the-wall clocks and then very fancy ones as well. All is relevant when determining values. But to figure out a value just for the pendulum is tough because would someone buy it for another clock? Or just for decorative reasons? I

would say your easiest market would be the decorative one. It makes a statement in a room to me. So now that we figured out a market, I would say the pendulum would be in the $200 range. I don’t think they are too common, which could make it very desirable.

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Toyota Camry seems to swallow driver’s credit card

Dear Car Talk: I own a 2016 Toyota Camry. Yesterday, on my way to the gas station, I pulled out my credit card and set it on the center console. When I pulled up By Ray Magliozzi to the pump, I reached for my card, and it dropped down between the seat and the console. I squeezed my hand into the space and was able to push the card forward enough to grab it. Ever the klutz, when I went to grab it, I pushed it back instead. When I tried to grab it again, I couldn’t locate it. I got out and looked everywhere around the seat. I was on my hands and knees looking from the front and the back of the seat. I searched from every angle. The card was gone. It was like the car opened up and swallowed it! How is that possible? My car is uncluttered; it is easy to see something out of place. Where is it? — Donna I don’t know. But when you find it, I bet you’ll also find a bunch of single socks. I think we’ve all done what you did, Donna. A credit card, a key, a phone

drops between the seat and center console. And as you reach your two fingers in there to feel for it, you push it further into the abyss. My guess is that your credit card slipped under the carpet. There are cuts in the carpet at the four points where the seat is bolted to the floor. Try moving the seat all the way back. Then, from the floor of the front seat, feel around for where the seat is bolted in. You should be able to find an opening in the carpet there. If there’s no sign of the card, move the seat all the way forward and try from the back seat. If that fails, and you’re really attached to this particular card (maybe you spent months memorizing the three digit security code), your mechanic can definitely find it. The first thing we’d do at our shop is we’d blow compressed air under the seat. We have a nozzle on our air hose that can blow about 150 psi of wind under there. That’s a category 4 hurricane. If something is there, it’ll usually come out. If it doesn’t, your mechanic can always unbolt the seat. That’s not a big deal. It’s a half-hour job. On the other hand, calling your credit card company and asking them to send

you a replacement card is a five-minute job. Dear Car Talk: I have a 2001 Ford Expedition 5.4-liter V8. I’m having an odd problem: This week marks the third time that a spark plug has been ejected from my engine. The first time this happened, my mechanic said he “tapped” it. The second time, he assured me that it would never happen again. I’m not sure if it’s the same cylinder, but it just happened for the third time. Do you know what is causing this? Thanks. — Frank This is a well-known problem in this engine, Frank. Apparently, the aluminum cylinder head doesn’t have sufficient threads to keep the spark plugs in place. Those spark plugs are under tremendous pressure from the explosions inside the cylinders. Once they start to get loose, it’s just a matter of time before they take off like a North Korean rocket. The solution is what your mechanic did. You “tap” a new spark plug hole. There’s a kit we buy that comes with an insert. It’s a sleeve that’s slightly bigger

than the existing spark plug hole and has threads on the outside and the inside. We drill out the new hole, which is a little bigger than the old one. Then, we screw this sleeve in there and epoxy it in place. The spark plug threads inside that new sleeve. They work. Your mechanic is right that the insert should not fail again. So, I’m guessing you’ve had three different plugs blow out. The good news is you only have five more inserts to pay for! The bad news is that because each spark plug in this engine has a coil built on top of it, and that coil gets ruined when the spark plug blows out, each insert is going to cost you about $400 a pop. You can do them prophylactically and replace them all now, so you won’t have a problem again. But since this truck is going on 20 years old, you might want to take it a plug at a time. Who knows what else might go in the truck before you get through five more inserts. You might even be able to delay future problems by checking and tightening your plugs on a regular basis. Like once a week. Or twice an hour. Good luck, Frank. Visit


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romantic and a good writer. As this is my encore performance professionally, I seemed to be really good at it. I dug in deeply. I’ve also had two weddings of my own and was not particularly thrilled with either ceremony… and thought that it was time for somebody to embrace and become amazing at this for couples in the future.

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FOOD They’ve got Moxie

NH authors present new book on iconic soda pop By Matt Ingersoll

News from the local food scene

By Matt Ingersoll

• Summer at the markets: Two local farmers markets will be holding their opening dates for the summer season this week. The Merrimack Farmers Market (visit merrimacknh. gov/farmers-market) will begin on Wednesday, June 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Vault Motor Storage (526 Daniel Webster Highway) and will continue every Wednesday through Oct. 9. The New Boston Farmers Market (visit also begins this week, its first date on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town common (on the corner of Route 13 and Meetinghouse Road). Both markets feature local vendors selling fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods and much more. For a complete list on all of southern New Hampshire’s farmers markets, visit and click on “Past Issues.” The summer farmers market listings start on page 54 of the May 23 edition. • Fast and fresh: Troy’s Fresh Kitchen & Juice Bar, a new healthy alternative to breakfast and lunch in a quick-service environment, held its grand opening at 4 Orchard View Drive, Unit 6, in Londonderry on Saturday, June 1. The menu features smoothies, fresh-pressed juices, grain bowls, grilled wraps, tostillas and breakfast scrambles, all of which use all-natural ingredients. Grain bowls include either quinoa, brown rice or low-carb cauliflower rice for the base, plus a homemade sauce, a protein and up to four vegetables. Breakfast options include scrambled cage-free eggs, a mix of vegetables and spices, and crispy hash browns. There are also burrito paninis and variations of an avocado toast. The juice bar side of the business features smoothies, juices and smoothie bowls using a mix of fresh and frozen fruits. Visit troysfreshkitchen. com, or find them on Facebook and Instagram @troysfreshkitchen. 40

The oldest soft drink continually produced and bottled in the United States, Moxie was originally conceived as a patent medicine in the late 19th century — and today, nearly all of the world’s Moxie is bottled or canned right here in New Hampshire. You can learn more about Moxie and its history at the Millyard Museum in Manchester on Saturday, June 8, during a presentation of the newly released book Moxie. Written by co-authors Dennis Sasseville of Bedford and Merrill Lewis of Manchester, who are both members of the New England Moxie Congress, the book is an illustrated history of sorts. Dozens of old photographs, newspaper clippings and advertisements spanning several decades are included alongside written text to tell the story of the bittersweet drink that has become part of New England lore — and has many unique connections to the Granite State. For example, while Moxie was originally produced in Lowell, Mass., in 1885, its very first glass bottles were sourced over the Granite State border, from Lyndeborough Glass Co. The authors will also discuss the famous Moxie bottle house that stood at Pine Island Park in Manchester for decades. The bottle stood 32 feet high and was used as a refreshment stand at local fairs. If you’ve never tried Moxie before, the event will also be a good opportunity to taste it for the first time. The Londonderry-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England, where more than 90 percent of the world’s Moxie is produced, will be providing free samples of the beverage for all attendees. The flavor of Moxie, Lewis said, is unique and difficult to describe. Its core ingredient is gentian root, a bittersweet herb that gives the drink a sweetness followed by a bitter aftertaste.

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“We have a member [of the New England Moxie Congress] that says it’s like root beer on steroids, and that’s as close as you can come to describe it,” Lewis said. “The aftertaste is what people either really like or don’t like. Some people say it tastes like Dr. Pepper. However, if you like a root beer float, you will love a Moxie float. The combination of vanilla ice cream and the bitterness of the Moxie makes it an excellent beverage.” Lewis, who also presented the book with Sasseville at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire on June 1, has a narrated slideshow prepared for the Millyard Museum event, discussing the book and sharing many of its depicted photos and advertisements. “The early part of the book really emphasizes the patent medicine era of Moxie, [and] how it was marketed as ‘Moxie Nerve Food,’ guaranteed to cure everything halitosis to hangnail,” Lewis said. “It was changed to a soft drink after the passage of the Pure Food & Drug Act [of 1906], when none of these wild medicinal claims could

be backed up.” He’ll also point out many of Moxie’s most famous misconceptions (it was designated the official soft drink of the state of Maine in 2005, but in fact has never been produced there), interspersed with several anecdotes. At the conclusion of the presentation, they will sign and sell copies of the book, as well as other Moxie gear like T-shirts and hats. Lewis said more signings may be planned for the near future, including some centered around the annual Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine, in mid-July. Book signing and author talk: Moxie, by Dennis Sasseville and Merrill Lewis When: Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. Where: Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., Manchester 4.69”wide x 2.6” high Cost: Included with museum admission HIPPO Horizontal 1/8 page ($8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors over 62, $4 for children ages 12 and up and free for children under 12) Visit:

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Mobile trailer to feature coffees from around the world By Matt Ingersoll

As a flight attendant for American Airlines, Hudson native Jared Turgeon is well traveled, visiting countries all over Europe and Central America. His experiences visiting coffee shops and cafes during his travels, along with his eventual dream to start a business of his own, were among his inspirations to introduce a new coffee concept in his home state. Jayrard’s Java Cafe, on track for an official launch in the coming weeks, is a mobile trailer specializing in coffees, teas and espresso drinks, with products continually sourced from several countries around the world, many of which Turgeon has visited. “I really wanted to bring the flavors of the world to New Hampshire,” Turgeon said. “There are a lot of different types of coffees and other things unique to Central and South America, and it’s been very cool to be able to explore that and [experience] the different tastes.” He said he originally had the idea last summer, sketching out different business plans and ideas on paper. He eventually decided that a mobile coffee trailer, as opposed to a stationary shop, would be a great opportunity to fill a niche in the Granite State. “When you go to events like food festivals and fairs, you don’t really find coffee, but everybody drinks coffee,” he said. “They are coming in with their Starbucks or their Dunkin’ Donuts or whatever. I feel like [coffee] is not represented much at fairs. … The other thing is that [having a trailer] allows me the flexibility to still work my full-time job.” Last October, Turgeon bought a 17-footlong by eight-foot-wide camper that he has since been hard at work on, renovating both the interior and exterior with the help of a few friends. He also bought an Italian-made espresso machine running on propane that he’ll be using for his coffees, many of which have already been tested ahead of the trailer’s launch. He’ll be starting with coffee sourced from Café Britt out of Costa Rica, with the goal to eventually branch out to other Central American and some European regions. Jayrard’s Java Cafe will be offering hot, iced, frozen and nitro brew coffee, as well as a few espresso drinks like hot or iced lattes, hot cappuccinos and caramel macchiatos. Featured flavor shots to choose from will include vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, maple, butter pecan, cookie butter and peppermint, and there will also be options to add whipped cream or make lattes with oat milk. Turgeon is using Ghirardelli chocolate for a few mocha drinks, and he’ll also have a Chilean


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• Gourmet tastes: Join Campania Market (290 Derry Road, Hudson) for a beer, wine and food tasting on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature opportunities to sample some beer and wine from local vendors, in addition to foods from the market’s catering menu. Featured vendors will include Rockingham Brewing Co. of Derry, 603 Brewery of Londonderry, Moonlight Meadery of Londonderry, Zorvino Vineyards of Sandown and more. Visit or call

880-8300. • Paws for wine: LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) will host Paws for Wine, a Mediterranean cooking with wine class to raise money for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Guests will learn how to assemble an antipasto display, enjoy homemade ravioli and more, and there will be silent auction items to bid on. Tickets are $75 per person. Visit

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Ginger Pepper Pale Ale by Portsmouth Brewery (Portsmouth) I’ve never tried this particular brew but how could you not be intrigued? The combination of fresh ginger and hot peppers should make this a particularly unique warm weather option. Sun Day by Deciduous Brewing Co. (Dover) I checked the tap list at Deciduous recently and I’m not sure you could go wrong. Sun Day is a hoppy ale brewed with milk sugar and fruited with blueberries. That just screams summer. The brewery also makes Fun Day, which is fruited with mangos, and Rainbow Dreams, which features mixed fruits. I don’t think these brews are around long.

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With the rise of craft beer, we’ve all seen beer seasonality rise accordingly. Given small batch brews and limited releases (which I think are kind of the same thing) have become more and more prevalent, it makes sense brewers are nimbly developing and introducing seasonally appropriate brews at all times. Years ago, it would be reasonably common place for a brewery to release, say, a summer seasonal brew. Think Samuel Adams Summer Ale or Brooklyn Brewery’s Summer Ale. (Incidentally, I want some Brooklyn Summer in my face right now.) These are lighter brews featuring light citrus notes, light hop character and an easy-drinking style. Obviously, that still works quite well in warm weather. Still, craft brewers now are perhaps less likely to put out a generic “summer ale,” and more likely to release one or a series of seasonal brews aimed at capturing the summer season in a glass. That might mean a summer IPA with tropical hop flavor or a crisp pilsner brewed with lime or maybe a tart sour brewed with cherry. The explosion of craft beer has bred a relentless appetite for new, unique and exciting experimentation. Here are five New Hampshire brews that would be perfect companions for a summer day:

Alley Sack by Kettlehead Brewing (Tilton) Sometimes, especially in the summer, you just want something fresh, simple and

Hog Wilde by Beara Brewing Co. (Portsmouth) This is a stout that is infused with “bacon chipotle BBQ.” OK. Let that sink in for a minute. There are some people who might be scared of this. Not me. I’m imagining rich smoke, a salty kick from the bacon and just a little smoky heat from the peppers. On a hot summer day, you might opt for something else. But on a cool summer evening as you polish off an entire rack of ribs, well, this might just be the definition of perfection. What’s in My Fridge Allagash White by Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME): This is sort of the quintessential “wheat” beer, with a smooth, almost silky texture, extremely hazy pour and complex layers of bready, citrus flavor. I hadn’t had one in quite some time and I appreciated the chance to reintroduce myself to this classic brew. Cheers!

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MUSIC, BOOKS, GAMES, COMICS, MOVIES, DVDS, TV AND MORE Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride (Columbia Records)

When last we left this New York all-but-arena-indie band (and yeah, that’s as close to an oxymoron as you could get, but let’s not even bother), specifically on their 2013 album Modern Vampires of the City, they’d shifted a bit from their heavily world-music stance, trading their island-vacation timbales and such for string sections and more intricate bits in an effort to create what I’d call “twee-prog.” That’s not to say that odd percussion influenced by Paul Simon wasn’t there, on “Obvious Bicycle” for example, but they were landing somewhere between Death Cab and Minus the Bear with some loud-quiet-loud in there (“Diane Young”) as well. Anyway, the whole churchgoer vibe that was present then is doubled-down from the start here, evidenced by the reverent choir passage in “Hold You Know,” which would otherwise be Amos Lee-ish. But then we get into their genius-level, super-pretty way with getaway-pop on “Harmony Way,” then to some half-bullhorned dance-indie (“Bambina”), then to a great imitation of “Hello It’s Me”-period Todd Rundgren on “Unbearably White.” Outstanding. A+ — Eric W. Saeger

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, No Good Deed (Good For A Girl Records)

Yep, there are still middle-of-theroad rock bands around, some of them good, like the one on deck here, a Los Angeles quintet fronted by Grammy-winning sax player Abair, who’s been a tour asset to Aerosmith and Duran Duran. Guitarist Randy Jacobs has a similar pedigree, having been her right arm for years, in between stints playing with Bonnie Raitt’s band and Was Not Was; the long and short of it is, yeah, they’ve been at it for a bit. A lot of the stuff has a familiar ring — if you like Bonnie Raitt, you’ll like most of this LP, but you might even if you don’t. There’s a Joan Jett meets, well, Shania Twain deal going on with “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished,” for instance, and there’s more raucousness on a noise-sax-pelted cover of The Young Rascals’ “You Better Run,” more commonly known as “one of those big Pat Benatar songs.” The sound is outstanding for a record that didn’t cost a gorillion dollars to produce; Abair’s sax mostly evokes the dude from the Saturday Night Live band. Sassy and rockin’ and such, definitely recommended if you’re a bar-band diehard. A — Eric W. Saeger

PLAYLIST A seriously abridged compendium of recent and future CD releases • The Jonas Brothers, or at least one of them, whichever one’s dating one of those Nosferatu-looking Olsen twins or whatever, are back in the news, so why don’t we kick off the list of June 7 CD releases with the new Jonas Brothers LP, Happiness Begins! But before we begin, a quick retraction, because Google says the Jonas named Joe isn’t dating an Olsen twin, but is actually married to Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones, whatever that is. Meanwhile I’m going to go see what’s going on with this album, like if the new single, “Sucker,” is just some disposable bubblegum fail with a hook made of some variation of the “millennial whoop” or what. But wait, hey, did you know that somewhere in this office I have a “personalized” watermarked promo CD of the very first Jonas Brothers album from CBS/Columbia/ whichever, back when they were trying to force the band down everyone’s throats, because cute teen boys playing Disney-pop? Yep, and I can’t sell it on Amazon either, because selling promos that are clearly marked as such is illegal, and I’d probably get arrested and sentenced to actually having to listen to it. Speaking of that, in the name of the Seven Kingdoms, let’s move this along and go listen to “Sucker,” yuck, this is going to be dreadful, isn’t it. So it starts out like Lenny Kravitz trying to be 1980s-garage, is an awful idea to be sure, and then… wait, here, lemme fast-forward… more of the same. It is officially awful. • If you haven’t destroyed all your brain cells with Tide Pod Challenges and tedious, life-gobbling video games, you may dimly recall Los Angeles indie band Silversun Pickups, whose 2009 single “Panic Switch” is often used in TV commercials and unfunny movies to signify that something stupid but fun and spazzy is going on at the nerd bar. Like nearly all sell-out indie bands, their specialty is refusing to add catchy parts to their songs and meanwhile ripping off the vibe of some old band that did have catchy parts, in their case Smashing Pumpkins. Widow’s Weeds, their new LP, has a single, called “It Doesn’t Matter Why,” so let’s go listen to it and see if we can stay awake through the whole thing. Right, so it’s a driving, benzene-fueled semi-rocker with — wait for it — cowbell, sort of like if Smashing Pumpkins joined with Superdrag to make a song that’s cool but ultimately worthless. It goes nowhere of course, so there’s that at least. • 1990s-rawk ahoy, mateys, look, it’s Jane’s Addiction singing human Perry Farrell, with a new album called Kind Heaven! Just so you know, Farrell invented the Lollapalooza in 1991, as a farewell tour for “Jane’s,” isn’t that awesome. The single you can steal with your favorite YouTubetoMP3-type stealing tool is “Pirate Punk Politician,” a pretty cool noise-grunge joint, you should go listen to it, but don’t expect awesomeness, just very coolness. • Mark Mulcahy is an egghead-college-rock dude who was once invited to sing a song made of haikus by some other egghead. His new one, The Gus, fronts the single “Taking Baby Steps.” It rips off the old Roger Hodgson song “Give a Little Bit,” but at least it’s not done in haiku. — Eric W. Saeger

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If you haven’t heard of Esther Wojcicki, perhaps you’ve heard of her daughter, the Wojcicki who runs YouTube. Or maybe the Wojcicki who co-founded the genetic testing company 23andMe. How about the Wojcicki who is an epidemiologist and anthropologist who teaches at the University of California, San Francisco. There’s not a slacker among the women in the Wojcicki family, which makes the opening of the matriarch’s new book both heartbreaking and poignant. In How to Raise Successful People, Esther Wojcicki writes about her own childhood, growing up female in a house where the preference was for males. Wojcicki turned 5 the day her parents brought her new brother home from the hospital, and she ran up to him, thinking that he was a special gift, only to be pushed away; her father said something that she said still shocks her today: “Your brother Lee is a boy, and in our family boys are more important.” “He delivered this news as if he had no understanding of how it might affect me. Even now, it’s hard for me to imagine someone saying that to a young child,” Wojcicki writes. This was seven decades ago, and Wojcicki’s parents have passed, but it’s hard to imagine anyone telling Esther Wojcicki and her daughters that men are more important than women today. In fact, Susan (YouTube, net worth $480 million) and Anne (23andMe, $440 million) both made Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of “richest self-made women” list last year. Their late grandfather, meanwhile, was always on the verge of financial ruin, Esther Wojcicki writes. She shared the story, however, not as a means of revenge, but to illustrate the soul-searching that she believes new parents need to do when they have children. Instead of parenting by instinct, she says, it’s important that new parents thoughtfully examine their own childhoods, especially if they were unhappy in some way. “It sounds simple, but we often fail to do it,” she writes. This exercise can also help us forgive our parents for their failings and move on to five strategies that Wojcicki exhorts parents to employ using the acronym she devised: TRICK. TRICK stands for trust, respect, independence, collaboration and kindness, and while this may sound exactly like something you’d expect from someone who has spent a half-century working for public schools, How to Raise Successful People is neither staid nor predictable. Wojcicki charges out of the gate with a litany of her own parents’ sins, but is equally forthcoming with her own, including the time she told two of her daughters that she was giving each of them the same car; they weren’t too happy when they found out, nor was a grown-up Susan happy when she learned her mother had left her 8-yearold daughters shopping alone at Target. (“It’s Target,” I said. “It’s a well-run store.”) Wojcicki was raising free-range kids decades

before anyone had used the term free-range kids. She believes that parents wrongly baby their children, and that children should receive the same trust and respect that we accord other adults. Babies, for example, should be trusted to fall asleep on their own, rather than parents rushing in to comfort them when they cry. Children who don’t walk or talk “on schedule” should be trusted to develop at the speed appropriate for them. As evidence, she offers her own grandchildren, one of whom didn’t talk until he was nearly 3 but then suddenly started speaking in complete sentences, and another who was thought not to be able to walk, until one day he broke out into a perfect run. As for independence, Wojcicki says parents shouldn’t do anything for their children that they can do themselves, to include coming up with their own boundaries for tech use. Children will often come up with even stricter rules than their parents would, if given the opportunity, she says. And if you need an excuse not to help your child with his or her homework, Wojcicki offers an anecdote from her friend Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk. “She never checked her kids’ homework. She couldn’t. She was working five jobs to make ends meet. When their assignments required a parent’s approval, she had them practice her signature so they could sign for her. ‘I didn’t have time,’ she told me, ‘and it was their work.’” Wojcicki’s belief in giving children autonomy over their lives extends from bedroom décor (she let Susan, at age 6, pick out hot pink shag carpeting for her bedroom) to their religious faith (their father was Catholic, their mother Jewish, so the girls got to choose their own path at age 12). She’s also taken this philosophy into the classroom at Palo Alto High School in Silicon Valley, where she heads up the media arts program that counts among its alumni the actor James Franco. All decisions are made by the student editors; her role is advisor. Her ultimate goal, she writes, as both parent and teacher is “to make myself obsolete.” The Wojcicki children were not perfect; Wojcicki spills the tea on the time she and her physicist husband Stanley left them alone for the weekend at ages 16, 15 and 13 … too early, as it turns out, as the parents later were horrified to learn that that their home had been the site of a party attended by about 100 teens. (Wojcicki found out because one of the guests showed up at school on Monday wearing one of Wojcicki’s outfits taken from her closet.) The girls were grounded for a month, and from then on, they had sitters when their parents were out of town. “By the way, we weren’t the only parents who had this experience,” Wojcicki writes. “If you have teenage kids, expect that they will throw a party when you leave.” As some critics have noted, it’s unclear whether Wojcicki’s parenting techniques produced successful people because they work, or because CONTINUED ON 47


• Children’s author visits: Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) welcomes Tomie dePaola on Saturday, June 8, at 11:30 a.m. DePaola is the author and illustrator of more than 260 children’s books, including Strega Nona, The Knight and the Dragon and The Art Lesson. His distinctive style consists of strong outlines and bold figures and forms that propel the story’s narrative. Call 836-6600 or visit • On the run: Barnes & Noble (235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) will host Kim Chaffee, author of Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon, on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. Chaffee’s debut picture book is a narrative biography of Katharine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with official race numbers in 1967. It features collage art by illustrator Ellen Rooney. Visit or call 888-0533. • Young adult adventure: Concord author Virginia MacGregor presents As Far as the Stars at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. The young adult novel follows Christopher and Air, two strangers who meet at the airport and embark on a road trip after a flight carrying someone they love goes missing. Visit or call 224-0562. • A story of escape: Jay Atkinson, author of Massacre on the Merrimack: Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America, will be at Hampstead Public Library (9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead) on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. The book explores the dark history of Hannah Duston, a settler who escaped her Native American captors and returned to her settlement of Haverhill. Visit • Book sale: The Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway, Derry) will host a book sale on Saturday, June 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be thousands of books, sorted by category, including many children’s books for summer reading. Paperbacks are 50 cents and hardcovers are $1. There will also be a sale on cookbooks and DIY/crafts books. Call 4326140 or visit • Library birthday: Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) celebrates its 10th Anniversary Weekend Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. There will be live music, food trucks, a silent cake auction, kids activities, a bounce house, a petting zoo, raffles, a BBQ and more. See the full schedule at — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • AMY MAKECHNIE Author presents The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair. Thurs., June 6, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit

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dren’s books visits. Sat., June 8, 11:30 a.m. Bookery, 844 Elm St., Manchester. Visit • BOOK SIGNING & AUTHOR TALK: “MOXIE” BY MERRILL LEWIS Local author Merrill Lewis will discuss his newly released book on Moxie, the popular soda drink that was originally known as Moxie Nerve Food, a patent medicine designed to cure nervous exhaustion and a host of associated ailments. The book chronicles Moxie’s rich history (it was first bottled in 1885). Sat., June 8, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., Manchester. Included with admission to the Millyard Museum ($8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62 and up and for college students, $4 for children ages 12 and up and free for children under 12. Visit • VIRGINIA MACGREGOR Author presents As Far as the Stars. Sun., June 9, 2 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit • JIM ROUSMANIERE Author presents Water Connections: What Fresh Water Means to Us, What We Mean to Water. Thurs., June 13, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit • NEAL STEPHENSON Author presents Fall; or, Dodge in Hell. Fri., June 14, at 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $49 and include a copy of the book. Visit • LIVE FREE OR DRAGONS A group of nine authors will read their short fantasy stories. Sat., June 14, 6:30 p.m. Bookery, 844 Elm St., Manchester. Visit

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Henniker comic artist and educator Marek Bennett gives readers a look at the Civil War through the eyes of a Union soldier from Henniker in his new graphic novel The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 2: 1863, which he will present at the Hopkinton Town Library on Thursday, June 13, and at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord on Wednesday, June 26. The book is a follow-up to Bennett’s 2016 graphic novel The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby. While poking through some boxes at the Henniker Historical Society looking for inspiration for his next comic, Bennett came across the diary of Freeman Colby, a teacher in Henniker who enlisted as a soldier in the 39th Massachusetts Regiment of the Union army during the Civil War. “I got hooked on the story [Freeman Colby] was telling,” he said. “When you see a movie about the Civil War, the story is compressed to fit into an hour or two, and you don’t get a sense of the day-to-day, but Freeman Colby’s narrative gives more details and a really different sense of the Civil War and what it was like to be in a Union regiment in 1862.” The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby is a 352-page comic adaptation of the diary in its entirety. The diary ends abruptly, and Bennett thought the book would be the extent of his work with Freeman Colby’s story, but after the book was published, Freeman Colby’s great-granddaughter contacted Bennett, offering to share 80 pages of letters written by Freeman Colby during the Civil War that her family had kept and passed down. Bennett accepted the letters and started working on The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 2: 1863, but creating a coherent narrative from the letters proved to be more challenging than simply reproducing the whole diary, Bennett said “In the diary, [Freeman Colby] writes everything out, and it supplies me with everything I needed, but with the letters, there are some empty gaps,” he said. That led him to take a different approach. Rather than focus only on Freeman Colby’s experience as the first book does, Bennett decided he would provide a more comprehensive look at the Civil War, but still through the eyes of Freeman Colby. “[The first book] is nonfiction, but nonfiction doesn’t always mean complete,” he said. “At that point, I had to wonder, do I trust [Freeman Colby] as a narrator to be historically factual and tell the complete story, or do I have to step away from that one-person account and include other voices to get the complete story?” Vol. 2 weaves together Freeman Col-

by’s letters with accounts from other people affected by the Civil War, some of whom knew Freeman Colby and some for whom there is no documentation that they and Freeman Colby ever Courtesy photo. met. For the latter, Bennett used some fictional elements to place Freeman Colby into those accounts, one of which comes from the Civil War notebooks of Walt Whitman. “I don’t believe Freeman Colby and Walt Whitman ever met, but I’ve made things a little more flexible so that the experiences in Walt Whitman’s texts are also seen and experienced by Freeman Colby,” Bennett said. “I feel OK about doing that [fictional aspect], because even though it’s not a fact that Freeman Colby experienced those things, it is a fact that thousands of people did, so there is a larger historical truth there.” Other accounts come from Jonas Bacon, Freeman Colby’s childhood neighbor and friend who was also a private; Fannie Dawson, an enslaved woman from Fredericksburg who confronted her masters; Sarah Low, a volunteer nurse who ran a ward at Washington’s Armory Square Hospital; and Abraham Tuckson, an enslaved man who returned to the South to find his family. Bennett’s Freeman Colby comics are done with black felt-tip pens and consist primarily of stick figures. The animation is purposefully “kept as simple as possible,” Bennett said, so that it “leaves everything up to the imagination” of the reader. “I’ve never found a photograph of Freeman Colby, and I don’t think it’s right to bring my own guesswork into it,” he said. “I’d rather draw him as a circle with two dots and a line than be historically inaccurate.” Bennett has plans to pen Freeman Colby volumes 3 and 4, which will include more of Freeman Colby’s letters and other Civil War accounts from 1864 and 1865. Marek Bennett presents The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 2: 1863 Author readings: Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m., at Hopkinton Town Library (61 Houston Drive, Contoocook) and Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m., at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S Main St., Concord) More info:


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is not assured, however, because in waking up all the insect-y looking Titans, Alan also awakens Ghidorah, a three-headed dragon-ish creature who is an apex predator just like Godzilla. Doesn’t “balance” in this context just mean “kill a bunch of people and destroy a bunch of cities”? Also, there’s all this talk about radiation and the possibility that Godzilla will “go thermonuclear” and I am not entirely clear on the “co-existing” element but whatever. I’m not here to nitpick a Godzilla movie or try to explain (or, frankly, even remember) the “science” it uses. The previous MonsterVerse movies have broken down for me like this: 2014’s Godzilla had some absolutely lovely art design and use of score. While it didn’t give me nearly as much Godzilla as I wanted, it delivered on the terror a creature like this would inspire. 2017’s Kong: Skull Island was a little more jokey, a little more Samuel L. Jackson in its tone but it did a good job of reinforcing what seems to be a series conceit that sometimes the giant monster trying to kill you is better than the other giant monster trying to kill you and you might have to take sides. This summer’s movie has some of the visual prettiness of 2014’s movie and has amped up the jokiness from 2017 (much of it provided by Bradley Whitford and O’Shea Jackson Jr.). But with

more monsters has come more, just, stuff — extra backstories, scenes where we’re meant to catalog the creatures’ various abilities, so many characters. I’m fine with all the monsters but the movie needed to slice off some of the accompanying frills — there are too many concerned scientists I vaguely remember from previous movies. There is too much plot about this one family and their one dead loved one (which is sad but, like, thousands of people die in many scenes of this movie). There are too many movie goals: get the McGuffin briefcase, kill these monsters, actually save this one monster, also save the other monster that might be the first monster’s girlfriend, something something co-exist. That said, Godzilla: King of the Monsters isn’t unfun. I mean, there are monsters and they fight. In the theater where I saw the movie, a kid dressed up in a Godzilla costume appeared to be having a fun time and I think to some extent if that kid had a good time then the movie succeeded. This is the popcorn-iest of popcorn films and I think overseriousness — even to the level of 2014 — would have been absurd and dragged the movie down, even if I missed some of the deliberateness that movie had with its visuals. Godzilla: King of the Monsters basically delivers exactly what you think it will; the biggest knock against it is that it doesn’t


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comes with that, grows isolated and lonely, latching on to whatever — shopping, drugs, drinking — gives him relief. This is a fairly standard kind of story, narrated by 1980s-ish Elton John speaking to a support group at the drug rehab facility that he’s checked himself in to. It’s the music and the way John’s songs are worked in, almost non-stop, throughout the movie, that makes the movie sparkle and go beyond the VH1 Behind the Music basics. That and the clothes. One of the first things I did after seeing this movie was to see if a book of Elton John fashion exists. I couldn’t find one but apparently his autobiography — Me by Elton John — comes out this fall and if that has a significant amount of photos plus discussion on the looks, I’ll be all in. This movie really highlights how he used the costumes to deliver his performances. This is not to say that the movie is all greatest hits and a fashion show. Egerton gives depth to the familiar role of guy in the center of a rock star storm. We get to see John’s ambition as a performer and his more personal desires for a stable loving relationship. The movie also does a good job of building the friendship between John and Taupin, an interesting kind of partnership where, by design, only one person is going to be the megastar. Egerton and Bell have solid chemistry and Bell, though very much a supporting character, is able to bring layers to his role as well. This might also be my favorite performance from Madden, whom I know mostly from those early seasons of Game of Thrones and from Cinderella. He exudes handsomeness and, as the movie goes on, is able to match Bryce Dallas Howard in Reid’s casual cruelness to John. He’s so good at being so handsome and so mean, at turning on the charm and then snapping it off in a second. It helps us understand why John is so drawn to him and continues his relationship with Reid (a business relationship even after the romantic one ends) for such a long time (well, that and the many contracts Reid has him sign). As with Bohemian Rhapsody and the Mamma Mia! movies, Rocketman reminded me of how enjoyable the core musical catalog of the story’s focus is — music that I am

very familiar with but that isn’t currently a part of my everyday life. This movie made me want to rediscover Elton John’s music, as those others did Queen’s and ABBA’s. What Rocketman offers in addition is a well-crafted narrative, some really lovely visuals (the costumes seem to be the element the overall look of many scenes are built on) and performances that bring emotional depth to the standard rock star story. B+ Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content, according to the MPAA. Directed by Dexter Fletcher with a screenplay by Lee Hall, Rocketman is two hours and one minute long and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Octavia Spencer clearly wanted to have some fun and does so with the bonkers horror movie Ma, which features social awkwardness, peer pressure and inappropriate adult behavior as some of its Big Bads.

Adults injecting themselves into the teen world and trying to be cool, and over-thetop bullying, are for me right up there with eye-squishing as things I reflexively cover my face during when they’re in a movie. There were a few scenes here I heard but didn’t entirely see. Maggie (Diana Silvers) and her mom Erica (Juliette Lewis) move to the small town Erica grew up in after Erica and Maggie’s dad divorce. Maggie meets a group of kids who explain that the principal form of entertainment in the town is driving around in Andy’s (Corey Fogelmanis) van and getting drunk (Andy himself doesn’t drink because this is a responsible bonkers horror movie). Because Haley (McKaley Miller), the group’s ringleader, is too well-known at the liquor store, they send Maggie out to pathetically plead with adults to please, sir, buy us this list of booze items. Naturally, this does not work until Sue Ann (Spencer) walks by. Andy’s van has his father’s company name on it and, as we see in slowly unfurled flashbacks, Sue Ann and Andy’s father, Ben (Luke Evans), have history. She agrees to buy the booze and then anonymously alerts CONTINUED ON 51


Ben. Later, she buys the kids more booze and invites them back to her house, saying she doesn’t want them to drink and drive so they can hang out in her basement. Apparently, this rural school system never had any lessons on strangers and candy or perhaps the town is just so boring that these teens willingly ignore the obvious warning signs and delightedly hang out at Sue Ann’s house, or, as they eventually call her, “Ma.” More kids come and Ma’s house becomes the spot for unsupervised drinking, dancing and making out. Only Maggie wet-blanketly tries to warn everyone that, hey, guys, maybe this grown adult willing to do shots with teenagers has some issues. The best scenes of this movie feature Sue Ann creepily causing mischief via phone or social media while at work and being interrupted by her annoyed boss, veterinarian Allison Janney. Her irritated “get off your damn phone”-type comments to an increasingly unhinged Sue Ann are delightful — both puncturing the high drama of Sue POP CULTURE FILMS ​ ED RIVER THEATRES R 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, • The Biggest Little Farm (PG, 2019) Thurs., June 6, 2, 5:35 and 7:45 p.m.; Fri., June 7, through Sun., June 9, 2:30 and 6:15 p.m.; and Mon., June 10, through Thurs., June 13, 5:35 p.m. • The White Crow (R, 2019) Thurs., June 6, 2:05 p.m. • Woman at War (NR, 2019) Thurs., June 6, 2:10, 5:30 and 7:40 p.m. • Back to the Future (PG, 1985) Thurs., June 6, 7 p.m. • All is True (PG-13, 2019) Fri., June 7, and Sat., June 8, 1, 3:15, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Sun., June 9, 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.; Mon., June 10, Wed., June 12, and Thurs., June 13, 2:05, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m., Tues., June 11, 2:05 and 5:30 p.m. • The Souvenir (R, 2019) Fri., June 7, and Sat., June 8, 12:30, 3:05, 5:40 and 8:15 p.m.; Sun., June 9, 12:30, 3:05 and 5:40 p.m.; Mon., June 10, Wed., June 12, and Thurs., June 13, 2, 5:25 and 8 p.m.; and Tues., June 11, 2 and 7:45 p.m. • Wild Nights with Emily (PG-13, 2019) Fri.. June 7, and Sat., June 8, 12:40, 4:25 and 8:10 p.m.; Sun., June 9, 12:40 and 4:25 p.m.; and Mon., June 10, through Thurs., June 13, 2:10 and 7:25 p.m. • Van Gogh and Japan (NR, 2019) Sun., June 9, 1 p.m. • Rolling Thunder Revue (NR, 2019) Tues., June 11, 7 p.m. • The Princess Bride (PG, 1987) Thurs., June 20, 7 p.m. • Babi Yar (New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival) Sun., June 23, 3:30 p.m. WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, • The White Crow (R, 2019)

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• Funny man: Well known for nearly winning America’s Got Talent, Tom Cotter tells jokes over three nights in different New Hampshire cities. Cotter’s humor runs the gamut from parenting (he wrote a book called Bad Dad) to poking fun at his wife, who’s also a comic (she went further than he did on Last Comic Standing). He also riffs on coming in second to a pair of dogs on AGT. Thursday, June 6, 8 p.m., Chunky’s Cinema Pub, 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua. Tickets $30 at • Getting down: Philadelphia funk, soul and fusion band Darla return to the area on the heels of a new album, Dear Darla. The six-piece ensemble features saxophonists Wil Schade and David Bartler acting as the lead voices for an instrumental palette, with brilliant interplay between guitarist Brendan Monahan and keys player Kosta Johnson, anchored by a rhythm section of Jake Held and Richard Straub. Go Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m., Riverwalk Café 35 Railroad Square, Nashua. See • Up there: A free, all-ages concert atop an independent bookstore’s roof features Gilliver, Village of Spaces, Party of the Sun and Sweater Mouth and closes out the five-day Thing in the Spring, one of the most well-curated events in the region, now in its 12th year. Gilliver is a local band led by singer-songwriter Molly Brown, offering dreamy psychedelia and a Velvet Underground sensibility. Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot St., Peterborough. See • Revved engine: A lot of live music is happening over the next nine days at Bike Week, including Sygnal to Noise, a NEMA-winning hard rock band from Maine playing a venue recently opened in the old Paradise Beach Club location. After the nine-day motorcycle meet ends, the new spot will have several national acts like country rockers Parmalee, Puddle of Mudd and Uncle Kracker. Go Wednesday, June 12, 8 p.m., The Big House, 322 Lakeside Ave., Laconia. See

As he begins an early May phone interview, Hayes Carll is in a good place, watching his soon-to-be stepson John Henry Earle play baseball at a game that pairs special needs kids with other players. John Henry, who is autistic, gets a base hit, and cheering interrupts the conversation. Two days later, Carll married longtime partner Allison Moorer, John Henry’s mother and also the producer and cowriter of over half the songs on his critically lauded new album. After a week-long U.K. tour, the new family moved from New York City to Nashville. Combining music and romance is new for Carll. “I’ve never been in a relationship like that with another writer and artist,” he said. “It turns out that a lot of time is spent talking about your art and your craft. … She was the person [with] the best understanding of what I was trying to do and articulate. She also happens to be a badass artist.” Carll’s 2016 LP Lovers and Leavers reflected the pain of recent divorce. What It Is, released early this year, is upbeat and smiling, from the playful opener “None Ya” to “I Will Stay,” a tender love song closing things out. “The result is a more joyful record,” he said. “There are a lot of positives happening for me right now. I’m glad it can be reflected in the music.” A songwriter known for hard luck stories laced with humor like “She Left Me For Jesus,” Carll’s most recent work comes from a more personal place. “Trying to get to where I was writing from the inside out instead of outside in,” he said. “In the past it always started with some detail … hoping that it sounded cool and [synced] up with my life in some way.

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More recently, I’ve been trying to get to the heart of it, and say what it is that I’m feeling.” He hits the current political climate from a few different angles. The rocking “Times Like These” snarks about whining billionaires, while offering a unifying message. “That song is just born out of frustration,” Carll said. “We have more in common than what separates us, and I just think it’s our elected officials’ responsibility to highlight that.” “Fragile Men” sparked rancor for its blunt chorus, “the whole world is exploding/and I know it feels so strange/it must make you so damn angry/they’re expecting you to change,” among other things. A co-write with pop singer LOLO, it originally took on patriarchy, then was rewritten after events unfolded in Charlottesville and released in April 2017, along with a Klan-mocking video. “It got a surprising amount of blowback,” Carll said. “From people saying I was overinflating the issue, that racism and the like is not actually a real thing, it’s just the media’s blown it into something and I’m just furthering that narrative. It was a lot of talking points from a certain sect basically telling me to shut up [and] it was disappointing to realize that’s a fairly prevalent belief for a lot of people, including some of my fans.” On What It Is, Carll offers his own version of “Jesus and Elvis,” first recorded by Kenny Chesney. It’s a song about a real place with a perhaps apocryphal story. “I’ve done some research after the fact and I’m not sure,” he said. “But there’s a bar in Austin called Lola’s that I used to hang out in when I lived there, with Christmas lights up year-round and a jukebox in the corner with nothing on it past 1968. The story I heard was Lola had a son that had gone to fight in Vietnam at Christmastime, and she promised she would not take the

Hayes Carll. Courtesy photo.

lights down until he made it back home. … They’re still up there.” At an upcoming New Hampshire show, Carll will perform with his trio: drummer Mike Meadows and Travis Linville, a singer-songwriter and guitarist who also plays an opening set. The next day, he’ll headline the Roots on the River Festival in Bellows Falls, Vermont. The latter event jump started Carll’s career when he first played it in 2008. “I was mostly in Texas then,” he said. “I’d done an out-of-state tour, but it had been more like a long trip with an occasional stop that nobody showed up at. A friend talked me into going up there; I wasn’t even booked [and] it opened up a whole touring world for me.” Hayes Carll Trio w/ Travis Linville When: Friday, June 7, 7 p.m. Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth Tickets: $23-$30 at

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All quotes are from My Life Among the Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) … when I got Underdogs: A Memoir, by Tia Torres, born the call from the Pasadena Humane Society June 11, 1960. to pick up an ‘interesting’ dog, I was happy to help them out. You can’t argue with Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Apparent- ‘interesting.’ ly, most of the dogs in Sri Lanka are small Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) We were and very mangy. … Because Tatanka was scrambling like a Jack Russell Terrier on relatively large and muscular, with a shiny Red Bull, trying to put something together brindle-colored coat and those little nubby so as to at least give Lizzy something speears … okay, I could see how they thought she cial for her moment. Put down the Red Bull. resembled a bear cub. But surely, they didn’t Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Our first really think she was one! It’s all about context. shot was the one where Moose had to run Cancer (June 21 – July 22) The thought alongside J. Lo on her bicycle. We had of switching out Moose for Duke came to prepped this back at home, and Moose had mind. Would anyone notice? I mean, they actually done okay. I explained to the assiswere similar in appearance, so maybe I tant director that as long as J. Lo rode at could slide him in and show off his tal- a moderate speed, Moose could keep up. ents…? A serendipitous substitution could The location was a typical small-town street be beneficial. scene, and everything looked good until I Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) We were deep noticed … the break-dancers! Just when you into our first summer in the South, and, think you’ve got it under control. although the humidity made the air thicker Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) As I menthan a McDonald’s milkshake, I discovered tioned, to ‘just sit there’ is the hardest stunt the pleasure of the swamp at that time of the in the book. Moose had never even pulled off year. The river was alive with critters and a proper ‘Sit!’ let alone a long ‘Stay!’ You lined with beautiful plant life I’d never seen can name a dog Moose but that doesn’t make before, and the night sounds were unlike her a moose. anything I had ever heard. The swamp has Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Dogs are its pleasures. dogs. Their thought processes are not like Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) They say that ours. In Moose’s mind, the towel was his toy ‘couples’ shouldn’t work together and that and he could do whatever he wanted with it, the stress of a job will bust up the best of including tear it to pieces. Whose towel is relationships; Duke and I proved the excep- it, really? tion to that rule. Our bond grew stronger Aries (March 21 – April 19) If a random with each new job we conquered. It’s differ- object even remotely resembled a ball, Joe ent with dogs. would take out everything in his path to get Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) At the very to it. Try being more selective. moment I reached for a plate, Moose decidTaurus (April 20 – May 20) Think about ed he wanted in on the seafood platter too. it: It took just two weeks to train this nutty, With my plate full of legs in one hand and highly destructive dog to do something useMoose’s leash in the other, I tried to stop the ful — and he enjoyed every minute of it. You train wreck from happening, but it was too can channel your energies into something late. You’ve got your hands full. constructive. NITE SUDOKU



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Bill Gibson of Burtonsville, Maryland, drives an iconic vehicle: a custom-built 1966 replica of the Batmobile, complete with rocket launchers, jet flames and a bat phone, worth $175,000. So he wasn’t about to stand by and let a criminal escape on May 15, when a hitand-run driver smashed into his prized car on Route 28 in Silver Spring. “I don’t know what the guy was thinking,” Gibson told Fox5. “He must have been going about 60 ... and just slammed into the right rear corner.” When the driver failed to pull over, Gibson dialed 911 and gave chase, eventually pulling into a church parking lot, where the driver agreed to give Gibson his insurance information without getting the police involved. Gibson estimates repairs will cost around $7,000.


Manuel Muniz, 35, of Amsterdam, New York, didn’t fool officers of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department with his attempt to avoid the lines at the DMV. Muniz was charged on May 20 with driving an unregistered vehicle after officers quickly identified Muniz’s handwritten inspection sticker as a fake, made out of red construction paper and including a handmade bar code and January 2020 expiration date, WRGB reported. “We appreciate people who take some initiative,” the department posted on its Facebook page, “however this will not work as your vehicle inspection sticker, NICE TRY!”

The litigious society

came to the end of the pavement, his car hit the exposed beams of the bridge and skidded to a stop. The driver got away, but police apprehended a passenger, who informed them the driver had one leg and had left his prosthetic leg behind in the car. Police said they were confident they’ll track him down soon.

Fashion statement

You either love ‘em or hate ‘em, but if you’re going to be mocked for your fashion sense, Crocs’ newest style doubles your chances. Developed as part of a collaboration with Japanese streetwear company Beams, the new Crocs sport tiny fanny packs attached to the ankle straps, reported CBS News. The $53 shoes come in teal and purple, and the miniature backpacks are big enough for keys, a credit card and a few dollars — along with Crime report what’s left of your dignity. A 40th birthday outing ended on a sour note for Neil Edwards-Cecil, the birthday boy, and Or you could just walk Officials in the southern Spanish town of Lee Gaudoin, 31. According to Metro News, Estepona were forced to close a 125-foot steel after a few drinks, the two stopped for a cheeseslide linking two streets to save folks from a burger on April 27 at McDonald’s in Chester, 10-minute walk when people suffered inju- England, where they found a duck walking ries riding down it, Sky News reported on May around the restaurant. Kindly, the men helped 13. One woman posted photos of her bruised the bird find its way out of the building, but and scraped elbows, saying her rear end suf- they somehow ended up arguing over it, which fered worse. The town council argued that it escalated into a brawl. When officers arrived, provides instructions about how to safely use Gaudoin lunged at one of them, shouting about the slide, but closed the conveyance for fresh how he had saved a duck. Edwards-Cecil tried safety inspections. Local residents said the to jump in and help Gaudoin, only to be pep28,000-euro slide was a “vanity project” for per-sprayed. Both men were arrested and later admitted to being intoxicated and resisting a the mayor. constable. “I am ashamed for the way I have acted,” Edwards-Cecil told the court. Wait, what?

Jim and Jen (who asked that their last names be withheld) of Ontario, Canada, decided in Michael and Kyle Sherwood, father-and2011 they would be done having children after son funeral directors in Cleveland, Ohio, have their twins were born that year. Jen’s doctor was supposed to perform a tubal ligation after delivering the babies, but 10 months later, she found herself pregnant again. “I was floored,” she told CTV News. “I couldn’t imagine having a newborn again.” But in February 2013, their fourth child was born, and later that year, Jen and Jim sued their hospital and doctors for $800,000 for wrongful pregnancy. The case is expected to go to trial in spring 2020. It’s “not that we don’t love her. ... She is everything and more, but it still doesn’t mitigate the fact that there are pragmatic costs to raising a child,” Jen said. The hospital investigated and uncovered a chain of miscommunication regarding the tubal ligation — compounded by not letting Jen know the procedure had not been done. “If a man got a woman pregnant, he would have to pay child support, right?” said Jim. Lawyers for the doctors deny that Jen and Jim have suffered any damages.

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers were led on a chase late on May 26 after a reckless driver nearly hit a patrol car. Ignoring signs and warnings about a bridge out ahead, the driver tried to jump the bridge “Dukes of Hazzard” style, reported WXIN, but when he

opened a niche business: Save My Ink Forever, which preserves the tattoos of people who have died as a memorial for their loved ones. The idea for the 2-year-old company came about after a “semi-serious” discussion with a friend about preserving tattoos, according to BBC News. “So we started doing some research and blended a few techniques together,” Kyle Sherwood said, to develop a technique for long-term preservation of excised skin art. The company works with funeral homes in the United States, U.K. and Canada, where the tattoos are surgically removed, then sent to a lab for preservation before being mounted and framed behind UV-protected glass. “People put urns on their mantel and to me, my tattoos are more meaningful than an urn on the mantel,” Sherwood said.


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