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Every four years the world’s media descends on New Hampshire to watch as Granite Staters lead America in deciding who the next president will be. Unfortunately every four years New Hampshire also wastes its biggest opportunity to define itself and showcase to the world why the Granite State is a great place to stay, work and play. While the media’s primary job is to cover the candidates, they are often looking for other possible stories that might be of interest to their audiences. It’s quite likely that the primary focus of those “other stories” would be related to the primary but not necessarily. Are there untold New Hampshire stories that, with the proper effort, we could help to highlight? Of course! But largely we just let the chips fall where they may. I’m suggesting that New Hampshire put in a serious effort to influence how the chips fall with the aim of getting the country and the world to see the New Hampshire that we’d like them to see. I am proposing a gathering of New Hampshire influencers to discuss an effort to market New Hampshire by piggybacking on to the New Hampshire primary. Anchoring this effort would be a large-scale event just before the primary (scheduled for the week of Feb. 3, 2020) at the SNHU Arena in Manchester. It would be a daylong (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) event with 10,000 high school and college students in attendance to listen to the closing pitches by each candidate on why they deserve to be the next president. This day-long effort can showcase not only the candidates but New Hampshire as well. If planned properly, the event could be emceed by nationally known folks like Adam Sandler or Seth Meyers. We could showcase Dean Kamen’s ARMI, SNHU, competency-based learning and more. Additionally, this would be a great opportunity for a civics lesson for the students in attendance. We could create a scorecard for attendees that would give a sense of the audience’s preferences before and after the event in order to see whether and how minds were changed. This in itself would be newsworthy. While the results would be interesting to every media outlet, the fact that New Hampshire conducts such an effort would impress the entire nation and register as another solid talking point on why New Hampshire is the best place to have the first-in-the-nation primary. Fred Bramante is the 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 14 HIT THE DIRT If you want to try something that’s a little more highspeed than mountain biking but a little less intense than riding a motorcycle, you might want to consider dirt biking. Local riders talk about the sport’s camaraderie, physical challenges and fun, and state authorities explain the rules, plus where and how to ride safely. ALSO ON THE COVER, celebrate the day the Declaration of Independence was delivered by horseback to New Hampshire at Exeter’s annual festival, p. 24. Meet the brewers behind local craft beers at the New Hampshire Brewers Festival in Concord, p. 32. And find out where to go for live music in the Music This Week listings, starting on p. 46.

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NEWS & NOTES 4 News in Brief; Politics This Week. 6 Q&A 8 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 18 THE ARTS: 20 THEATER The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 22 ART Local Color; listings for events around town. 22 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 25 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 26 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 27 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 28 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 30 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 32 NH BREWERS FESTIVAL NOCA Spiked Water.; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Wine POP CULTURE: 38 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz takes her second summer 2019 trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Far from Home. NITE: 44 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE Shovels and Rope; Nightlife, music & comedy listings and more. 45 ROCK AND ROLL CROSSWORD A puzzle for the music-lover. 46 MUSIC THIS WEEK Live music at your favorite bars and restaurants.

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Red tide closures

The rising threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning, commonly known as “red tide,” has prompted state officials to extend the closure of harvesting access to Great Bay and Little Bay until further notice, according to a press release from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. It prohibits people from taking all species of molluscan shellfish, such as clams, mussels and oysters, until further notice. According to the release, red tide is a condition in which these shellfish accumulate a neurotoxin that’s produced by a natural marine algae, one that is potentially fatal if ingested.

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Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has hired a new assistant airport director of properties and contract management, according to a press release. Luis Elguezabal, former airport director of San Angelo Regional Airport in Texas, was selected for the position from a national field of candidates. Elguezabal replaces David Bush, who retired from the position after 24 years at the airport. A graduate of Daniel Webster College in Nashua, Elguezabal has more than 20 years of industry experience, including as a former senior operations supervisor at Pease International Airport in Portsmouth.

Politics This Week • Pete Buttigieg: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Buttigieg (D) will return to the state on Friday, July 12, for scheduled stops including a house party in Rye at 7:45 a.m., a meet-and-greet in Dover at 9:30 a.m., a tour of downtown Rochester at noon and a house party in Laconia at 1:15 p.m., according to a campaign press release. See peteforamerica.com for details. • Joe Biden: The former vice president (D) will attend the New Hampshire Young Democrats Red, White & BBQ annual cookout on Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at Cisco Brewers in Portsmouth, according to nhyd.org. Tickets cost $25, the website said. • Cory Booker: New Jersey senator Booker (D) will canvas with Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig on Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m., attend a “Conversation with Cory” in Nashua at 11:15 a.m. and attend a house party in Exeter at 5 p.m., according to a campaign release. On Sunday, July 14, Booker will be at a house party in Pelham at 9 a.m. and a meet-and-greet in Plymouth at 1 p.m., the release said. See corybooker.com. • Seth Moulton: Massachusetts congressman Moulton (D) will be in

the state Saturday, July 13, with scheduled stops including a meet-and-greet in Hillsborough at 11:30 am., a meetand-greet in Weare at 1 p.m. and an ice cream social in Exeter at 3 p.m., according to sethmoulton.com. • Kamala Harris: California senator Harris (D) will attend a Gilford House party on Sunday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. and will hold a town hall in Somersworth at 3:45 p.m., according to a campaign email. See kamalaharris.org. • Beto O’Rourke: Former Texas congressman (D) O’Rourke will be at an event in Peterborough on Friday, July 12, at at 6:30 p.m., according to a campaign press release. On Saturday, July 13, O’Rourke will attend an Amherst town hall at 9:45 a.m., the Manchester Democrats annual potluck in Oak Park at noon and then town halls in Andover (3:15 p.m.) and Meredith (5:45 p.m.). On Sunday, July 14, he will attend an immigration town hall in Nashua (2:15 p.m.) and a town hall in Brentwood (4:45 p.m.), the release said. See betoorourke.com. If you know of a candidate meet-up or other event, let us know at politics@ hippopress.com.

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Gov. Chris Sununu has announced a request for public comment related to the selection of New Hampshire’s American Innovation $1 coin program, according to a press release. The program is a nationwide initiative to honor innovators by releasing $1 coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. The public can send concept ideas for the New Hampshire coin via email by July 16 to osiinfo@ osi.nh.gov. Visit usmint.gov.

O’Neil Cinemas, at 24 Calef Highway in Epping, will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, July 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Held through the O’Neil Cinemas Cares program, this will be the third blood drive the theater has hosted since last December. According to a press Hooksettrelease, the American Red Cross is currently experiencing a shortage of blood, with only about 3 percent of people in the U.S. donating. Goffstown

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The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has awarded $5 million in tax credits to nonprofits across the state, according to a press release. Among the tax credits are a $500,000 award to the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter to support the renovation of a new facility, $187,000 to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire in Manchester to build a full-scale flyable aircraft, and $367,500 to the City of Nashua to support the development of the Nashua Performing Arts Center. Clarification The fish that appeared on the cover of the July 4 Hippo labeled as a “Brook Trout” (the official fresh-water fish of New Hampshire) is most likely a brown trout (the label on the fish image is unclear). Thanks to our angler readers for alerting us to the coloring differences between these two fish. (The website Troutster.com offers side-by-side comparisons of the markings of brook trout and brown trout which can appear similar to the untrained eye.)

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What do the 4-H kids learn from [being immersed in] agriculture? It’s definitely educational and teaches them hard work. Those kids are in at 6 in the morning, doing all the morning chores and [chores] throughout the day. Some kids even stay to check on the animals at night. They are very

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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Scholarships for medical students

The Derry Medical Center Charitable Foundation has given $1,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors from six area schools who are pursuing careers in medicine-related fields and rank in the top 25 percent of their classes. There were recipients from Pinkerton Academy, Londonderry High School, Windham High School, Salem High School, Bedford High School and Bishop Guertin High School. Dennis Rork, M.D., a physician partner at DMC, handed out the awards to each recipient at a recent awards ceremony. “We are so pleased to recognize this year’s group of outstanding and deeply deserving students,” Rork said in a press release. “We applaud their dedication, compassion and willingness to help others in their chosen health and medical career fields.” QOL Score: +1 Comment: The DMC has awarded $102,000 in scholarships since 2006. Applications for the scholarship are available every spring at school guidance offices.

Fighting scam calls

There may finally be an end to all those pesky scam robocalls. Last month in New Hampshire, 12.3 million robocalls were received, according to WMUR. In response to the growing problem, New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are cosponsoring a federal bill that would require carriers to implement a system in which the sources of calls are verified and customers have a way to block calls and texts. Violators could face up to three years in prison or a $10,000 fine per call. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Assistant Attorney General Brandon Garod advises that people ignore calls from any unknown numbers and let the calls go to voicemail.

Bankruptcy filings down for now

Despite a trend of an increased number of bankruptcy filings in New Hampshire, numbers went down significantly last month, according to NH Business Review. In May there had been a steady 15-percent month-to-month increase, with the monthly average totalling 155 filings, the highest since 2015. However, there were only 140 filings in June, which is still 11 more than June of last year, but it’s 43 fewer — a 23.8-percent decrease — than in May. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Nine of the bankruptcy filings in June were business-related, compared to seven in May.

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Sober living homes in New Hampshire appear to have little government oversight, with some even having buildings that aren’t up to fire code, according to WMUR. Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan said in the article that he estimates that if he were to check on all 45 or so sober living homes in Manchester right now, he would have to shut down around half of them. Fire officials fear that if they are too strict on code regulations, there will be an increase in underground facilities that take even fewer fire safety measures. The goal right now is for all sober living homes to have, at the very least, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. QOL Score: -1 Comment: About 60 homes have expressed interest in a plan by the New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences to certify sober homes that meet national standards for safety starting in June. QOL score: 87 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 89

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A few weeks ago I said I would wrap up the NBA’s two big off-season moments – the draft and free agency – into one column so as not to write so much about the NBA in the off-season. But after the crazy events of the last 10 days how can I not make it three NBA columns in a row during the baseball season? All I can say is – sorry, Dick Lombardi. The climax to as wild and league-changing a free agency period as we’ve ever seen in any sport came Friday where Zion Williamson drew an astonishing 18,000 people to see his debut in a summer league game. I’m not sure how good he’s going to be. But could there have been a more fitting metaphor for the juice Zion’s bringing than his NBA debut being called in the fourth period due to major rumbling into Vegas from California’s largest earthquake in two decades? That was immediately followed by word out of L.A. that (a) Kawhi Leonard was taking his talents to the Clippers, (b) somehow Paul George would be joining him after a trade with Oak City that makes the Nets’ KG-Paul Pierce give-away seem prudent, (c) a galactic battle for supremacy in L.A. is set up between the newly re-figured Clips and the LeBron-AD-led Lakers, (d) from a local perspective, somehow the depleted Celtics are put back to just below Philly and the Bucks near the top in the Eastern Conference despite its free agent losses after Leonard and long-range bomber Danny Green (to the Lakers of course) walked out that door in Toronto. Now let’s take a look at what’s left in the wake of 10 days of other seismic activity around the NBA. All it took is seven days to rescind my Lakers and Nets boycott, as even with LeBron and the Lakers getting their unethical way, the battle for L.A. is a curiosity-building bonanza for Adam Silver’s NBA. As

for the Nets, DL the fan just wants to see the Celtics stomp them. And I mean stomp! Having said that, give Nets GM Sean Marks props for his remarkable job since taking over a franchise vaporized by that KG-Paul Pierce trade. It’s the blueprint the team at the other end of the Brooklyn Bridge should follow instead of chasing stars as the Knicks have fruitlessly done for 45 years. Block out the noise from their whiney fans, including an absolutely morose Steven A. Blowhard, and do what Marks did. Take on bad contracts that bring back valuable assets to do that, as he did to get D’Angelo Russell and two other first-round picks. Draft well for under-the-radar players, which he had to do since the Celtics had all their picks. Then when those bad contracts expire, use the cap space to pounce on top free agents. It took Brooklyn three years for that to work, while the Knicks have been mostly bad for 20. Tell me whose method is better. Who had the worse six weeks, Boston with its free agent losses after a train wreck season, or the Warriors losing Kevin Durant to free agency, Klay Thompson to an ACL and Andre Iquadala as a sign and trade casualty (for Russell) just as their self-financed $1.4 billion new building is about to open in San Francisco? The 76ers spent a whopping $420 million on extending Ben Simmons, re-signing Tobias Harris and bringing on Horford – a better move than re-signing Miami-bound Jimmy Butler. But the loss of J.J. Reddick’s long-range shooting will hurt. Word has it Chris Paul wants out in Houston because he hates James Harden. That comes on the heels of Paul wanting out of L.A. because he hated Doc Rivers. Who do you think the real problem is? Paul, Harden, soon to be out of Oak City Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving are all cut from the same cloth: ball-hog, hardto-play-with “point guards” with limited playoff success because they always look for their shot first.

Utah got much better getting point guard Mike Conley Jr. and bomber Bojan Bogdanovic. That gives them more scoring and long-range shooting. And old friend Jeff Green’s NBA sojourn continues after signing there as well. The Celtics still need a power forward to go with their cadre of 14 or 15 centers. The rumor circulating making sense is a Kevin Love deal that sends Gordon Hayward and draft picks to Cleveland. I’d rather see a three-way deal that sends Hayward home to Indiana, with Cleveland’s all-rookie team guard Collin Sexton along with Boston’s 2020 and 2022 first-round picks. Cleveland gets C’s top pick Romeo Langford, a better fit with Darius Garland, who Cleveland just took fourth overall, and the first-round pick Danny got in the Aron Baynes deal. They get back Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and the contract of Wally McDermott to make the cap work. Four first-round picks (counting Lankford) and Hayward is a lot, but they’d have a dynamic, if small, starting backcourt with Kemba and Oladipo, better rebounding with Sabonis, and McDermott’s a shooter off the bench. Indy probably would want Jayson Tatum but the numbers don’t with him. After Jerry West helped put the pieces in place for the great Golden State as the Warriors consultant, who’s surprised that now that he has a similar role with the Clippers they pulled off what they did last week? Not me. Got a kick out of seeing the Logo and LeBron in a long courtside new age-vs.-legend chat in Vegas. The obvious reverence on LBJ’s face during it was cool. Finally, after seeing Kawhi not only leave Toronto after one year, but also prevent them from filling his hole by purposely being the last big free agent to sign, how do you now feel about Danny Ainge not unloading all his young players and draft assets to get Anthony Davis for a one-and-done year? Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.

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US watches women’s soccer The Big Story: To all those who said no one would be watching the women’s World Cup, guess again. The U.S.A.’s 2-1 semifinal match drew more than seven million viewers for a game that started at 3 p.m. during the work day on Tuesday. And if that’s not impressive enough for you, that outdrew a whopping 69 of the NBA’s playoff games according to Boston Globe sports media reporter Chad Finn, all of which were shown in prime time or afternoons during the weekend. The irony of course is the games were broadcast on various corporate networks of Fox, a company notorious for its litany of sexual harassment claims against women by Fox News division founder/president Roger Ailes, anchor Bill O’Reilly and others. Sports 101: When Rafael Devers went deep twice against Toronto in a 10-5 win last week he became just the third Red Sox player ever to have four multiple-homer games before turning 23. Name the other two. Help Wanted: Athletics Event Manager, Recreation and Intramurals Coordinator at Saint Anselm College. Check Indeed.com

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1.09 – team-leading earned run average for Ty Tice in 20 relief appearances for the Fisher Cats before being sent to AAA Buffalo, where he’s a nearly as good 1.50 in eight games. 19 – homers at the midpoint of the AA season for Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec after he belted a fourth-inning two-run shot at Northeast Delta Dental Sta-

or the school’s website for details. Evil Empire Update: The Lou Gehrig-esque streak of Yankees radio broadcasts by John Sterling came to an end last week after three decades due to the 81-year-old “Yankeeees Win” broadcaster’s feeling a little under the weather. The last time he missed a Yankees radio broadcast was in 1989 when Don Mattingly was the first baseman and Deion Sanders was in the outfield. For the mathematically challenged: that’s a long time. Sports 101 Answer: Devers joined Ted Williams and Tony Conigliaro in the club of Red Sox with four multiple-homer games before turning 23. On This Day – July 11: 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his major-league debut when he pitches the Red Sox to a 4-3 win over Cleveland. 1923 – Four years later than needed, Harry Frazee mercifully sells the Red Sox to Ohio businessman Bob Quinn for $1 million. 1988 – In a match made in heaven, out-of-control heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson hires brash New York real estate development upstart Donald Trump to be his business advisor.

dium in an Independence Day 6-3 Portland C-Dogs win over the F-Cats. 20 – how-can-be-it-thatlong-ago number of years it’s been since Fenway Park hosted the 1999 All-Star game when the great Ted Williams and Pedro Martinez stole the show by just showing up and striking out five of the six batters Pedro faced. 84 – F-Cats-leading strikeouts by Hector Perez in just

80.1 innings in 2019. 53,512 – size of who-says-no-one-watches-women’s-sports crowd at Stade de Lyon when the U.S. won the World Cup semifinal over England behind star Megan Rapinoe, tea-sipping Alex Morgan and a hellacious semifinal game from goalie Alyssa Naeher; an SRO crowd of 57,900 showed up for the team’s World Cup win over the Netherlands.

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Knicks Star Chase Strategy: During their 45 years without an NBA title the parade includes fabulous in Buffalo (and L.A.) but not in NYC (or Boston) Bob McAdoo, Spencer Haywood, George McGinnis (later voided by the commissioner), Marvin (the Human Eraser) Webster, Allan Houston, Amar’e Stoutdemire and worst of all Carmelo Anthony. Kemba Walker–Kyrie Irving Head to Head: How it went down head to head last year. Game 1 – Kemba 43, Irving 31. Game 2 – Kemba 21, Irving 25. Game 3 – Kemba 36, Irving 27. Charlotte won games 1 and 3. Expect more of the same in 2019-20. Enis Kanter: New Celtics center on the Nixonian-like enemies list of Turkey president Recep Erdogen unable to leave the country if the C’s meet Toronto in the playoffs because the passport’s been yanked. On the good side, he’s their first real offensive rebounder since Paul Silas and low post scorer since Kevin McHale. Brooklyn Bridge: Engineering marvel that opened in 1883 as the first suspension bridge in history. Connects Brooklyn and Manhattan over a distance of 1,595 feet above NYC’s East River. A span regularly figuring in my upbringing, where in an effort to prevent me from giving in to peer pressure my mom would say (over and over), if one of your friends jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge would you do it too? No, mom. Jeff Green NBA Stops: The sojourn has taken Green to play in Seattle, Oak City, Boston, Memphis, L.A., Orlando, Cleveland, Washington and now Salt Lake City.


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WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY DIRT BIKING, PLUS HOW TO GET STARTED AND WHERE TO RIDE Courtesy of the Merrimack Valley Trail Riders.

If you’re looking for a new adventure, consider dirt biking. Local riders say it can be a fun, challenging sport that fosters camaraderie, among other benefits. Find out how to get started, plus how and where to ride safely.

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How to get started with dirt biking By Angie Sykeny

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Not a motorcycle and not a mountain bike, a dirt bike is something in between. “In a general sense, dirt biking is a sport that involves a participant riding off-road [on] a motorcycle designed for such use,” said Chip Fredette, vice president of Merrimack Valley Trail Riders, a group that promotes the safe and responsible enjoyment of dirt biking. “Figuratively speaking, dirt biking probably means something different from one [person] to the next. Perhaps adventure, competition, camaraderie, challenge, fitness and escape.” Like riding a regular bike, riding a dirt bike requires a basic level of physical ability and technical knowledge, but on a higher level. Balance, strength, body conditioning, being able to pedal a regular bike and knowing how to work the controls of a motorcycle such as the clutch, shift, throttle and brakes “help make entry into the sport easier,” Fredette said. “It might be fair to say the breadth of those skills required in dirt biking is greater mainly due to the potential mechanical nuances HIPPO | JULY 11 - 17, 2019 | PAGE 14

of a motorized bike,” Fredette said. “One of the biggest misnomers about the sport is that because [a dirt bike has] a motor, it’s easier than other biking sports. Not true.” There are three kinds of dirt bikes: motocross, a closed-course track bike; enduro, a trail bike that involves both on- and offroad terrain; and trials, a closed-course bike designed to climb rocks and other challenging terrain surfaces. There are competitive and recreational events for each type of dirt bike in New England, Fredette said. Choosing one just depends on what type of riding you want to do. “It’s wise to consult with a club like MVTR or their local bike shop for guidance,” he said. The best way to get started with dirt biking, Fredette said, is to join a club like MVTR, which has around 500 members of all ages and abilities. Some clubs host beginner closed-course trail ride days where kids and adults who are interested in riding but don’t have a bike or safety gear can come, be outfitted and ride. “We always look forward to welcoming newcomers and guiding them in a safe direction,” he said.

Clubs like MVTR and others under the New England Trail Rider Association often host regular group fun rides and annual competitive and recreational events. One of those events is the hare scramble, an organized closed-course competitive event where participants ride as many laps as possible in a fixed period of time. The enduro is an organized semiclosed-course competitive event where the goal is to maintain a certain pace over a longer distance. A turkey run is an organized open course similar to the enduro, but non-competitive. There are many other kinds of events, too. “Camaraderie can be found on and off trail through monthly club meetings, trail work [and] group rides, as well as preparation for and operation of both charity and competitive events,” Fredette said. If you don’t want to join a club, the next best way to start dirt biking is by talking with the staff at your local bike shop. Tell them the type of riding you’re interested in and ask for recommendations on what bike and safety gear to get. A few things to remember before heading out on the trails: Never ride alone, “for

a myriad of safety reasons,” Fredette said — a group of three or four is ideal — and go prepared with gear, tools, nutrition and whatever else you may need during the ride. Dirt biking can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be, Fredette said. Some riders strive for the feeling of accomplishment after taking on a new trail or personal achievement in competition standings. For others, it’s about the adventure of a long ride, relieving stress and the opportunity to socialize and ride with or race against friends. “The appeal is probably different from one [person] to the next,” he said. Merrimack Valley Trail Riders Club Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m., at Freedom Cycle, 110 Manchester St., Concord. Membership costs $30. Visit mvtr.org. MVTR is an affiliate of the New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association. To discover more clubs throughout New Hampshire that may include dirt biking, visit nhohva.org.


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Dirt biking can be a fun summer sport to get into, as long as you follow the state’s laws and safety regulations. Here are the most important things to know about dirt biking in the state, as well as where you are permitted to ride.

Registration and safety

The State of New Hampshire recognizes motorized trail bikes — dirt bikes — as part of the off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) family, which also includes ATVs and UTVs. According to Dennis Etchells Jr., OHRV program assistant for New Hampshire Fish & Game, these are defined as mechanically propelled vehicles specifically for recreation or pleasure off of any public, paved roads. All trail bikes, Etchells said, must be registered through New Hampshire Fish & Game as OHRVs. There are several varying fees that apply for a year-long registration, depending on the rider’s residential status in the state and membership status in any one of the local riding clubs. The cost is $48 for club members and $78 for non-club members who are state residents, and $67 for club members and $97 for non-club members who are non-state residents. Most registrations are valid from July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year. “One of the biggest things we try to stress here at Fish & Game … is that we recommend people take a safety course,” Etchells said. “A lot of riders do take them now, and the number of trail bike accidents is relatively on the lower side of the spectrum as a result.” There are two ways you can take a safety course. Free OHRV and snowmobile safety education courses are available on an on-demand basis, usually at New Hampshire Fish & Game’s headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord. Pre-registration is required to attend

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these courses, which are taught by Fish & Game-certified volunteer instructors (all current upcoming classes are full, according to Etchells). Aspiring riders also have the option of taking an online course that can be completed at intervals over a period of about five and a half hours. The fee for that course is $29.50 per rider and it can be accessed by visiting ride. nh.gov. Upon completion of the course, riders receive their official state certificate by mail within two to three weeks, Etchells said. “It’s good for a lifetime,” he said, “but we always recommend people to come back and take the course again years later … because laws, riding techniques and the bikes themselves change.” You must be at least 18 years of age and possess either a valid driver’s license or state-issued photo ID to register a trail bike. As long as they have completed the safety education course, riders as young as 12 years old are permitted to ride trail bikes. But those ages 12 and 13 must be accompanied by a licensed adult over the age of 18. “[The requirements are] broken down into age groups as far as what you can and can’t do,” Etchells said. “Nobody under the age of 12 can operate on or across any roadways, and everybody under 18 has to have a helmet and eye protection of some kind, like riding goggles.”

Where to ride

Once you have your license and registration in hand, you can ride your trail bike wherever it is legal for them to be operated, Etchells said. All of the OHRV trails are overseen and managed by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails, which is part of the Parks & Recreation division of the state’s Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. Coos County allows CONTINUED ON PG 16

Buy a dirt bike Info provided by Paul Nault of Nault’s Powersports. Types of dirt bikes • Yard bike - This is the best type of bike for beginners. Yard bikes are recreational, easy to ride and designed for the average person who wants to ride around in their backyard. They start around $1,500. • Motocross - A competitive bike used mostly in closed course tracks. They start around $5,000. • Enduro - A competitive bike suited for on- and off-road terrain but used mostly for long distance trail riding. They are street legal or can easily be made street legal. They start around $5,000. Basic gear • Helmet ($90 and up) • Gloves ($20 and up

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OHRVs to be up to 65 inches in width, while in the rest of the state the maximum width is 50 inches, Etchells said. There are approximately 1,200 miles of public riding trails for OHRVs statewide, around 300 to 400 of which are permitted for trail bikes, according to bureau chief Chris Gamache. “The most popular trail in the southern part of the state … would be the Hopkinton-Everett Riding Area, which is actually in Dunbarton and Weare, in an Army Corps flood control area,” Gamache said. “There are about 25 miles of trails on the property, with two trails that are limited only to trail riding. It’s Courtesy of the NH Bureau of Trails. the only place in the southern area of More trails can be found in the northern the state where only trail bikes [are permitted to] ride and no oth- half of the state, but Etchells said that’s when things can get tricky, due to more areas that are er vehicles.” Other trails in southern New Hampshire under private land ownership. During the winter, Gamache said all public that allow trail bikes include the Hillsborough bodies of water such as ponds that are 10 acres Recreational Rail Trail, which spans from the or larger are permitted for riding use as well. town of Hillsborough to Bennington; and the “We find that a significant amount of ridFremont branch of the Rockingham Recreational Trail, which passes through Derry and ers in the trail bike community … will convert Fremont. For the most part, Gamache said, their machines with studded tires and go right these state-owned trails are open to riding out on the ponds,” he said. “Once they’re froyear-round, with the exception of mud season zen, they’re considered public as long as you are riding legally.” during the early spring.

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Here is a list of trails where dirt bikes are legal to Pisgah State Park ride across the southern part of the Granite State. Length: 15 miles (Source: NH Bureau of Trails; nhtrails.org) Access points: The north side of Route 109 in Winchester, about three miles from Route 10 and Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail 2.5 miles from Route 63. Length: 7.7 miles Access points: Union Road to Long Woods Road Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail in Deering (take the first right at the Deering Fish (Fremont Branch) & Game Club, after the road turns to dirt). Trail Length: 18.5 miles bikes are allowed, except at the very southern end. Access points: In Fremont, parking is available near the intersection of routes 107 and 111A, Hopkinton-Everett Riding Area across from the Fremont Town Library. In DerLength: 26 miles ry, parking is available from the Route 28 Bypass Access points: From the blinking light at Routes to East Derry and Warner Hill roads. Trail bikes 77 and 13 in Dunbarton, go straight across to are allowed on this rail trail year-round, from Route 77 and take a left onto Ray Road, then fol- Route 28 to Route 107, and in the winter when low the signs for OHRV parking. snow-covered from Route 107 to Epping.


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It’s a weekend of fairs! The Hillsboro Fest & Fair starts today with carnival rides from 6 to 10 p.m. and music from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grimes Field (29 Preston St. in Hillsborough) and runs through Sunday, July 14. In addition to the carnival rides, throughout the weekend you’ll find Lawn Tractor Pulls, a beer tent, a 5K, NH Unicorns, the firefighters car and truck show, women’s skillet toss, a cupcake eating contest and more, according to balloonfestival.org. Also starting tonight, the Raymond Town Fair runs through Sunday, July 14, at the Raymond Town Common with rides, vendors, live music, animal visits, lawn mower races and more. Find the event on Facebook. The Pittsfield Old Home Day community fair will run Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Dustin Park (on Main Street in Pittsfield) featuring local vendors, a car show, a parade and more. See pittsfieldnh.gov.

Thursday, July 11

Explore arts and culture during Manchester Trolley Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Hop on the trolley at any one of its stops to visit more than a dozen of Manchester’s businesses, galleries and museums, many of which will have special demonstrations, hands-on activities and promotions. Trolleys begin at Veterans Park, and the rides are free. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, so visitors may walk, bike or drive the route on their own. See a list of participating venues at manchestertrolley.net.

Saturday, July 13

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (18 Highlawn Road in Warner; indianmuseum.org, 456-2600) is holding its 20th Annual PowWow featuring dancers, drumming and more, today, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tomorrow, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $10 per adult, $5 for children 6 to 12 and $30 per family; admission is free for children 5 and under.

EAT: Brisket and rugelach The 22nd annual Jewish Food Festival at Temple B’nai Israel (210 Court St. in Laconia) will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy home-cooked Jewish foods, such as sandwiches filled with a choice of pastrami, corned beef, tongue or homemade brisket, as well as stuffed cabbage, matzo ball soup, assorted home-baked cookies and rugelach. Admission is free and food is priced per item. See tbinh.org.

Saturday, July 13

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road in Londonderry; nhahs. org, 669-4820) will hold its annual Vintage Car Show and Yard Sale today from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The event will feature vintage cars, food truck eats, raffles and a yard sale, according to the museum newsletter.

DRINK: Sparkling wines WineNot Boutique (221 Main St. in Nashua; winenotboutique.com, 204-5569) will hold a blind tasting of sparkling wines on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40. The evening will feature tastings of nine sparkling wines (by themselves and then with cheeses, light appetizers, chocolate and black caviar), including Champagnes, Italian sparkling wines and more with a few in the range of $80 to $120 per bottle, according to the website.

Sunday, July 14

NH Roller Derby will take on Worcester Roller Derby in a double-header today starting at 3 p.m. at JFK Coliseum (303 Beech St. in Manchester). Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and kids ages 12 and under get in for free. See nhrollerderby.com.

BE MERRY: With music outdoors Catch music teachers Robert Allwarden, Dave Wright and Chris Brunelle on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. on the Amherst Town Green; the jazz guitar duet 2KeyLa on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at the Bedford Village Common Park , and the Amherst Town Band on Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at Emerson Park in Milford. Find more outdoor music in area towns and cities in our story on page 36 of our June 13 issue (go to hippopress.com and click on “past issues” for a PDF of the issue or click on “Read the Entire Paper: See Our Flip Book on Issuu,” where you’ll find complete issues that can be read on any device).

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Teen Actorsingers take on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee By Angie Sykeny

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Be ready to laugh and maybe even go on stage yourself during The Teen Actorsingers production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening in Nashua on July 12. The musical comedy, which opened off-Broadway in 2005, centers on six kids competing in a fictional spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School. The show is unique in that it involves an improv element in which five audience members are randomly selected before the show to go on stage when called upon and “compete” with the spellers. “That was the biggest draw of the show — the idea that anyone could be invited to come up on stage,” director and co-choreographer Matt Zielonko said. “Everyone in the Nashua community theater scene knows each other, so you see people who you know get called up and sit with the cast, and it’s a really fun thing.” The show casts nine actors ages 14 through 18 — six who play the spellers and three who play the judges and moderators. As the cast spellers step up to the microphone, humorous flashback scenes reveal their backstories. The actors who play the spellers temporarily leave their posts to play the parents in those flashbacks.

part is that they are all real words.” Zielonko said he fell in love with the musical after acting in a production of it in college, and thought it would be a perfect show for The Teen Actorsingers. While his college production focused on the humor, Zielonko wanted The Teen Actorsingers’ performance to be focused on the characters and what makes them who they are. “We spend a lot more time doing character motivation work and shaping the whole arc of the production around the characters’ backgrounds and where they came from,” he said. If you’re looking for an afternoon or evening of laughs, you won’t be disappointed at Spelling Bee, Zielonko said. “I think a lot of times, in the world we live in, you can use a good laugh, and this show is full of them — comedy with real people The Teen Actorsingers present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Courtesy photo. and characters that you can relate to,” he “You get a glimpse at these kids’ home has a direct purpose to advance the plot of said. “Families will love it.” lives and all the ways they are getting pres- the story.” The 25th Annual Putnam County sure from their parents,” Zielonko said. Much of the comedy in the show, Zielonko Spelling Bee “They all have unique personalities and said, is “quick, with a lot of one-liners” and When: Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturbackgrounds.” is related to the words that the kids are asked day, July 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, The contemporary score, with instrumen- to spell. “Capybara” (a mammal native to July 14, 2 p.m. tals performed live by a four-person band, South America similar to a guinea pig), “qaiWhere: Court Street Theater, 14 Court St., includes songs by each of the spellers that maqam” (the title used for a governor in the Nashua also provide a closer look at who they are. Republic of Turkey) and “tittup” (a jerky or Tickets: $15 for students and seniors, $17 “Every kid’s song is a window into what exaggerated movement) are a few. for adults they are like and tells a story about what “There are a lot of obscure words with Visit: actorsingers.org their life is like,” Zielonko said. “Every song ridiculous definitions,” he said. “The funny

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Includes listings, shows, auditions, workshops and more. To get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. Theater Productions • 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 seacoastrep.org. • A BACKWARDS FAIRYTALE July 5 through July 14, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., and Sunday at 9 p.m. Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $12 to $14. Visit playersring.org. • BAKERSFIELD MIST The Community Players of Concord present. July 5 through July 14, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh. com.

•​ AVENUE Q The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. July 11 through July 20, with showtimes Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., plus 2 p.m. matinees Mon., July 15, and Thurs., July 18. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $20 to $39. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. • JASON, JASON, AND FLORENCE Above the Rearview Productions presents. July 19 through July 28, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., and Sunday at 9 p.m. Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $12 to $14. Visit playersring.org. • THE 28TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE July 18 through July 28, with showtimes Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com. •​ CHICAGO The Winnipesau-

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Includes listings for gallery events, ongoing exhibits and classes. To Includes symphony and orchestral performances. get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. To get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. kee Playhouse presents. July 25 through Aug. 10, with showtimes Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., plus 2 p.m. matinees on Thurs., Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, and Mon., Aug. 5. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $20 to $39. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. • PUTTING IT TOGETHER: NEW WORKS New World Theatre presents. Sun., Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com. • FINAL ANALYSIS Aug. 2 through Aug. 11, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., and Sunday at 9 p.m. Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $12 to $14. Visit playersring.org. • CONSTELLATIONS Aug. 1 through Aug. 11, with showtimes Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17

for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com. •​ GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. Aug. 14 through Aug. 24, with showtimes Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., plus 2 p.m. matinees on Thurs., Aug. 15, and Mon., Aug. 19. 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Tickets cost $18 to $37. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse. org. • I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES ACT ONE presents. Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, with showtimes on Fri., Aug. 16, at 2 p.m., and all other Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m., and all other Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org. • NEXT TO NORMAL Cue Zero Theatre Company presents. Aug. 16 through Aug. 25, with show-

times on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com. • THE BEST OF IDA ACT ONE presents. Thurs., Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, 2 and 7:30 p.m. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org or call 3002986. • SOMEBODY DIES Aug. 16 through Aug. 25, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., and Sunday at 9 p.m. Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $12 to $14. Visit playersring.org. •​ CALIFORNIA SUITE The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents. Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, with showtimes Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., plus 2 p.m. matinees on Thurs., Aug. 29, and Mon., Sept. 2. 33 Footlight Cir-

cle, Meredith. Tickets cost $18 to $37. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. Art Fairs • CRAFT FAIR AT THE BAY More than 75 juried artisans will be there. Sat., July 13, and Sun., July 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community House and Waterfront , 24 Mount Major Highway, Alton Bay. Visit castleberryfairs.com. • SUMMER FUN CRAFT FAIR Sat., Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Tilton. Visit joycescraftshows.com. • THE CRAFTSMEN’S FAIR A nine-day craft fair featuring work by more than 300 juried League of NH Craftsmen members. Sat., Aug. 3, through Sun., Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Mount Sunapee Resort , 1398 Route 103, Newbury. Tickets cost $13 to $15. Visit nhcrafts.org.


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• Gothic classic: The Majestic Theatre presents Jekyll & Hyde the Musical at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) July 12 through July 20, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The musical is based on the gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, which follows a legal practitioner who investigates the strange occurrences surrounding his old friend Dr. Jekyll, who appears to have an alternative personality that is evil. It was conceived for the stage by Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden. It features a pop rock score composed by Wildhorn, with book and lyrics by Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit majestictheatre.net or call 669-7469. • See beauty: Tour private gardens in Manchester on Saturday, July 13, as part of the Palace Theatre’s Inaugural Manchester Garden Tour presented by the Friends of Stark Park and the Manchester Garden Club. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Demers Garden Center (656 South Mammoth Road in Manchester). Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 on the day. See palacetheatre.org. • Your next word: The Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) presents

• GREELEY PARK ART SHOW The annual outdoor juried art show hosted by Nashua Area Artists Association features a variety of artwork for sale. Sat., Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100 Concord St., Nashua. Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org. • GUNSTOCK LABOR DAY WEEKEND CRAFT FAIR Fri., Aug. 30, through Sun., Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford. Visit joycescraftshows.com. • LABOR DAY WEEKEND CRAFT FAIR AT THE BAY More than 75 juried artisans will be there. Sat., Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun., Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Mon., Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community House and Waterfront, 24 Mount Major Highway, Alton Bay . Visit castleberryfairs.com. • CONCORD ARTS MARKET Outdoor artisan and fine art market. Runs weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June through September. 1 Bicenten-

The Majestic Theatre presents Jekyll & Hyde the Musical. Photo credit A. Robert Dionne.

The 28th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee July 18 through July 28, with showtimes Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com. •​ Two by the Players: The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) present Gertrude Stein and a Companion July 11 through July 14. The play by Win Wells explores the 40-year relationship between Gertrude Stein, an avant-garde novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, and her partner, editor and muse Alice B. Toklas. The Players will also present Morning’s at Seven July 17 through July 28. Paul Osborn’s semi-autobiographical Broadway comedy follows a close-knit midwestern family in the 1930s. Showtimes are Tuesday at 2 p.m., Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $43. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org. — Angie Sykeny

nial Square, Concord. Visit concordartsmarket.net. Openings • “GIANT WATERCOLOR WORLD” RECEPTION Featuring Robert Morgan. Morgan did a series of large paintings, composed of a number of layers of watercolors mounted on other watercolors, which are cut out and glued together to create various visual planes. Fri., July 19, 5 to 8 p.m. 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth). Visit 3sarts.org. • MULTI-ARTIST SHOW RECEPTION Show features the wood-fired ceramics of Auguste Elder, mandala-like drawings by Katrine Hildebrandt and hanging sculpture pieces made of oak slats and fiberglass by Andrea Thompson. Aug. 30 through Sept. 22. 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth). Visit 3sarts.org. • ED TING Astrophotography exhibit. Thurs., July 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). Call 5894610 or visit nashualibrary.org.

Events • 2019 GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARDS Given every other year, the non-monetary awards recognize individuals, organizations and communities that have made outstanding contributions to New Hampshire’s arts and culture. The categories include Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Champion and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award. Mon. Oct. 21, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Bank of New Hampshire Stage, Concord. Visit nh.gov/nharts. Workshops/classes • COMMUNITY EDUCATION For adults, teens, and children at NH Institute of Art. Disciplines include ceramics, creative writing, drawing, metalsmithing, photography, printmaking, fibers, and more. NH Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester. Prices vary depending on the type of class and materials needed. Call 623-0313. Visit nhia.edu.

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• Fun with clay and more: Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) will host a new Kids Creation Station pick-yourown workshop series for kids and families on Thursday, July 11, Friday, July 12, and Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. there will be a clay project, and from 3 to 4 p.m. there will be projects with paints, paper and other materials. Projects include watercolor greeting cards, handmade journals and sketchbooks, sea glass mosaics, painted texture animals and more. The cost is $15 to $30, depending on the activity, or $145 for the full week of July 15 through July 19. Registration by the morning of the workshop is requested so that the studio can prepare enough materials. Additionally there will be parent-and-child one-day pottery workshops every Friday in July and August from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where kids age 9 and up and their parents will learn to throw pots on the wheel, for $30 per person; and family clay sculpting one-day workshops on Saturdays in July and August from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Call 232-5597 or visit 550arts.com. • Student art: Creative Ventures Gallery (411 Nashua St., Milford) has its second Student Art Show on view now through July 31, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, when the student artists will be at the gallery to talk about their work, and viewers will be able to vote for their favorite piece to win the People’s Choice Awards. The awards will

• MINDFULNESS MANDALA ART CLASS Taught by Kathryn Costa, Manchester artist and fulltime mandala art instructor, and author of The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art. Every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. $40 per class. Visit truenortharts. com/studio550. • KIDS CREATION STATION PICK-YOUR-OWN WORKSHOP SERIES Projects include watercolor greeting cards, handmade journals and sketchbooks, sea glass mosaics, painted texture animals and more.Thurs., July 11, Fri., July 12, and Mon., July 15, through Fri., July 19, 1:30 to 3 p.m. there will be a clay project, and from 3 to 4 p.m. there will be projects with paints, paper and other materials. Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester). The cost is $15 to $30, depending on the activity, or $145 for the full

Clay sculpting at Studio 550. Courtesy photo.

be announced following the reception and given to the top three winners. The show features work in drawing, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and zentangle that was created during the gallery’s educational programs. “I’m so excited. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this; it’s my first ever painting,” presenting artist Michelle Roseto of Milford said in a press release. “I’m so looking forward to it.” Visit creativeventuresfineart.com or call 672-2500. • Reopened gallery space: Pam Tarbell directed the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden for 22 years before closing it last December. Now she has returned full-time as a studio painter and turned the space into a gallery for her own work, PR Tarbell Fine Art (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord). Tarbell has been painting for more than 50 years and has amassed a large collection of paintings. Make an appointment to see a preview of art to be featured in two upcoming solo exhibitions as well as other paintings that have never been shown to the public. Call 4962014 or email pamtarbell.com. — Angie Sykeny

week of July 15 through July 19. Registration by the morning of the workshop is requested so that the studio can prepare enough materials. Call 232-5597 or visit 550arts. com. Classical Music Events • SUMMER SINGS Nashua Choral Society presents its Summer Sings. Music will be provided to borrow, but singers are encouraged to bring their own scores if they have them. Church of Christ, Scientist, 115 Concord St., Nashua. Mon., July 15 (music director Dr. Kevin Leong will conduct “Faure Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine” with accompanist Shawn McCann), Aug. 5 (music director Dr. Daniel Roihl will conduct “Mozart Requiem in D Minor” with accompanist Michael Effenberger) and Aug. 12 (music director Anne Watson Born will conduct “Rutter Requiem” with accom-

panist Shawn McCann.), 7 p.m. Admission costs $10. Visit facebook.com/nashuachoralsociety. • NEW HAMPSHIRE MUSICAL FESTIVAL A classical music series featuring chamber and orchestra concerts performed by world-class musicians. July 2 through Aug. 1. Chamber Series on Tuesdays and an Orchestra Series on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts (114 Main St., Plymouth). Tickets for the concerts range from $15 to $75. Series passes are also available. Visit nhmf.org. Lessons • FREE SINGING LESSONS The Granite Statesmen offer a three-week introductory program to four-part harmony singing, proper vocal production, breathing technique and basic performance skills. Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St., Nashua. Wed., July 17, July 24 and July 31, 7 p.m. Email fsl@granitestatesmen.org.


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workers will train children in attendance how to use the wooden “rifles” before marching down to the Folsom Tavern with George Washington, who may engage in a drink with festival goers. This has some historical significance, as George Washington visited Exeter in 1789 during a tour of the northern states where he stopped at the now-Folsom Tavern for an early day meal. Following George Washington’s parade is a 2 p.m. battle portrayal at Swasey Parkway. Although no actual battle took place in Exeter, the battle reenactors take part in what Su calls “a scrimmage” to play out how a battle might have gone between the British and the Americans in Exeter. “You hear the noise, you smell the powder scent; it’s a hot and heavy exchange,” Su said. The portrayal will be hosted by an emcee who will announce the battle play-by-play style. This will lead into a 3 p.m. musket removal demonstration portrayal, where an 18th-century doctor will act out how the surgery would’ve gone with one of the battle reenactors. “It would’ve been pretty gruesome, but it’s a nice look at history and what they would’ve had to do in those situations,” Su said.

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see the artisans on our grounds because they’re just doing amazing work in ways that a lot of people aren’t doing this work anymore, so it’s really great to see these traditional crafts being continued by these really talented people,” Su said. “That’s a really exciting connection for us.” At 11 a.m., the museum will have a mock horseback delivery of the Declaration of Independence just as it would have been done in 1776. This reenactment includes militia reenactors marching up the street, yelling from the crowd, and a descendant of John Taylor Gillam, who originally read the Declaration to the assembled masses back in 1776, reading a copy aloud. “The horseback delivery is really popular; we fill the streets pretty well with that,” Su said. “The horse comes through the center of the crowd, so they can really feel like they’re part of something. I think some people find that very moving.” At noon the museum’s Folsom Tavern will open and begin serving “ale” from Cisco Brewers of Portsmouth, followed by a 1 p.m. parade led by a reenactor playing George Washington. Preceding the parade, museum and festival

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In 1776 a copy of the Declaration of Independence was delivered to Exeter on horseback on July 16, announcing the country’s independence. Once again the town will celebrate that historic event with the Exeter American Independence Festival, featuring a mock reenactment of that delivery, a battle portrayal, a parade with George Washington, artisans doing traditional crafts like blacksmithing, and a chance for kids to learn how to use wooden “rifles.” The Exeter American Independence Festival, which is happening Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Independence Museum, will also feature a display of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, of which there are only 26 still known to exist. “It’s a good way to bring people there to see an original broadside of the Declaration of Independence,” said Eli Huebner, an Exeter native and reenactor who will be participating in the battle portrayal as a British soldier. “That’s where New Hampshire was given its copy to read to the people — that’s where it was sent. And to see it in that kind of environment is really cool.” The festival starts at 10 a.m. with an opening salute at Swasey Parkway done by reenactors playing the parts of militia members and soldiers from the 18th century. After the opening salute, vendors will open up shop on Water Street in front of the museum. The vendors include food trucks, local businesses, arts and crafts booths and more. Colonial artisans and craftspeople will also begin their displays at 10 a.m. in front of the museum’s Folsom Tavern. These artisans include blacksmiths, coopers, embroiderers, broommakers, tinsmiths, weavers and others. This aspect of the event is a favorite of Victoria Su, who is the public programs and engagement manager of the museum as well as the festival coordinator. “I always super encourage everybody to go

Participating in the battle portrayal are eight to 10 reenactment groups who are representing historic units that would’ve existed in the Revolutionary War era. The reenactors will be set up throughout the day in encampments down at Swasey Parkway, where festival goers are welcome to walk through and discuss the ins and outs of 18th-century military regiments and socialize with the reenactors. The museum will also be hosting two guided tours of the encampments throughout the day, which Su believes “offer something really different for the guests and a different way to interact with us and the militia.” Huebner believes the American Independence Festival gives attendees an intimate experience to learn more about American history. “Last year we probably talked to well over 100 families about what it is that we do, about the British soldiers in the American Revolution,” Huebner said. Huebner, having grown up in Exeter and attended the annual festival since the age of 7 or 8, cherishes both the historical aspects of the event and how it draws people from all over New England. “It’s a great way to bring people into [Exeter] and sort of experience the quintessential New England town with the beautiful downtown,” Huebner said. The festival ends at 4 p.m., followed by Folsom Tavern closing at 6 p.m., a band concert at 6:45 p.m. and town fireworks at dusk around 9 p.m., both occurring at Swasey Parkway.

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Free Saturday fun

The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester; currier.org, 669-6144) will hold its monthly free NH Second Saturday, with free admission to New Hampshire residents from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 13. Check out the new exhibit “Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar.” See our story about this exhibit on page 20 of our July 4 issue (go to hippopress.com and click on “past issues” for a PDF of the issue or click on “Read the Entire Paper: See Our Flip Book on Issuu,” where you’ll find complete issues that can be read on any device).

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If you’re in Portsmouth on Saturday, July 13, check out Sidewalk Astronomy presented by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society from 6 to 10 p.m. in Market Square. See nhastro.com. The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St. in Nashua; nashualibrary.org, 589-4600) will hold a Full Moon Party on Tuesday, July 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. This all-ages event will feature a storytime at twilight, a paint night session (open to the first 50 people; 7 to 7:45 p.m.) and the building and launching of a stomp rocket, according to the website.

Storytimes

Bookery (848 Elm St. in Manchester; bookerymht.com, 836-6600) will hold a storytime and craft featuring the book Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia on Saturday, July 13, at 11:15 a.m. To celebrate the release of the latest version of Disney’s The Lion King (on Friday, July 19; the movie is rated PG), all four area Barnes & Noble stores (in Manchester at 1741 S. Willow St., 668-5557; in Nashua at 235 Daniel Webster Highway, 888-0533; in Salem at 125 S. Broadway, 898-1930, and in Newington at 45 Gosling Road, 422-7733) will hold a storytime featuring two Lion King books at 11 a.m. Harry Potter fans can return at 2 p.m. when the four stores will hold a Lego event featuring Harry Potter-themed Lego kits. Signups are required, contact the store you want to attend, according to the website. The New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St. in Concord; nhhistory.org) will hold a Tales of New Hampshire storytime on Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. featuring the story of NH icons in this series that runs weekly through July 30, according to the website. Admission to the Society, where you will find exhibits about the state’s history, costs $7 for adults and is free to children 18 and under.

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The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St. in Manchester; palacetheatre.org, 668-5588) 2019 Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series continues Thursday, July 11, with a production of Beauty and the Beast. From Tuesday, July 16, through Thursday, July 18, the show is Peter Pan. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $9 per person and are required for everybody (even babies and lap-sitters), according to the website. On Friday, July 12 (at 7 p.m.), and Saturday, July 13 (at 2 and 7 p.m.), catch The Little Mermaid Jr. in the Chubb Theatre at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St. in Concord; ccanh.com, 225-1111). Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Impact Children’s Theater will present a live production of The Wind in the Willows on Tuesday, July 16, at 11 a.m. in the Spotlight Cafe at the Cap Center. Tickets cost $7.50 per person. The Peterborough Players’ (55 Hadley Road in Peterborough; peterboroughplayers. org, 924-7585) production of How I Became a Pirate continues with shows on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. (the production finishes its run with shows on July 19 and July 20). Tickets cost $11 for adults and $9 for children.

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Lilac season is about over. For the last two weeks I have been enjoying the amazing fragrance of “Miss Kim,” a species of lilac with light purple blossoms. It was sold to me some 25 years ago as a dwarf lilac, but it is not. It’s just slow-growing. Mine is now 10 feet tall and wide. It was loaded with many hundreds of blossoms, and I was able to smell its fragrance from across the garden. I have a gardening friend, Nelia Sargent of Claremont, who specializes in fragrant plants. She is blind, so she cannot see their blossoms; she grows them, in part, because she loves their scent. I called Nelia and asked for her list of fragrant shrubs. She told me that her goal is to have fragrance in her house and garden from spring until fall. “And I don’t want to have to put my nose in the flowers,” she said. “I want to smell them from 5 or 10 feet away, or even further.” So she and I put together a list, roughly in sequence of bloom times. We agreed that even a shrub that should be fragrant isn’t always sweet-smelling. So we recommend buying for fragrance when the plant is in bloom. The earliest on Nelia’s list is a spring-blooming witchhazel, one called “Arnold’s Promise.” It is hardy to Zone 4, but I have never grown it, but will. She has it and says it blooms in late winter. The frilly yellow blossoms are infused with red, and it is highly fragrant. She cuts blossoms and brings them in the house when snow is still on the ground, and they last in a vase for up to two weeks. Next comes February daphne. I’ve had this for over 15 years, and like it so much I named my little corgi after it. It has nice sweet pink blossoms that bloom in April. Mine rarely needs pruning and is still not 5 feet tall and wide. Mine was winter damaged this year for the first time ever. I like to cut stems in March and bring them in to bloom indoors. Then come the viburnums. Many are fragrant, some very fragrant. Three that Nelia likes are Viburnum judii, V. carlessii, and V. burkwoodii. Many viburnums are susceptible to the viburnum leaf beetle, which can defoliate a shrub in a week or less. Nelia told me she has not had a problem with those three. Birds love the berries viburnums produce. A nice fragrant understory shrub that I grew up with in Connecticut is spicebush. Its flowers are negligible, but its leaves are fragrant. I learned this as a boy, pulling off a leaf and noticing the strong scent. As a teenager I chewed on the twigs as a breath freshener! I was able to find one for sale and have been growing it in dry shade for three years now. Nelia mentioned fothergilla as a fragrant shrub with a pleasing subtle scent. I’ve grown

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it for 20 years or so, and love it for the white, bottlebrush flowers in May and fabulous fall leaf color; but I have never noticed the fragrance. Mine might be the exception, and once again proves it important to buy things in bloom if you want fragrance. All lilacs have nice fragrance in bloom, I think. Nelia was once asked to judge their scent for the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard. She determined that there are at least 20 different lilac fragrances in their collection. If you select early, mid-season and late-blooming lilacs, you can have five weeks of fragrance and blossoms, she said. Nelia Sargent noted that the Japanese tree lilac is very fragrant, but that it should probably be considered an invasive and not planted. Seeds are spread by birds, and this stranger from a foreign land can out-compete many of our native understory plants. The gardeners at Saint Gaudens National Park have observed this, and actively remove them whenever they see them. Carolina allspice or common sweetshrub has been blooming for me since mid-June and has lovely deep wine-red flowers; it prefers a shady spot with rich moist soil. Although Nelia considers it fragrant, mine is not, or just barely. Still, a shrub that blooms in shade is always welcome in my gardens. In August there is summersweet clethra. Nelia says a pink variety called ‘Ruby Spice’ is very fragrant. I have the wild white one, and it is fragrant, but not very. In late August or early September the seven-son flower tree blooms. It is a very fast-growing tree; branches can grow 5 to 7 feet in a single season, but it slows down some when it reaches its full size of 25 feet tall or so. Mine has a pleasant but not overpowering scent. It has wonderful exfoliating bark that is splendid in winter. This list of fragrant shrubs cannot include them all. Mock orange, for one, is very strong-smelling. Some rhododendrons are fragrant, particularly the native swamp azalea. Please write me if you have a favorite I have neglected to mention. Perhaps I need to grow it! Write Henry at henry.homeyer@comcast. net or P.O. Box 364, Cornish Flat, NH 03746. Please include a SASE if you a response by snail mail.


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Dear Donna, I found this original oil painting at a yard sale and was wondering if you could shed some light on it. The close-up shows the artist’s signature but I can’t make it out. The piece is large (about 3’ x 2’) and is nicely framed. Thanks for any info you can provide. Russ

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Give your small car the horn it deserves Dear Car Talk: Why is it that car manufacturers have decided that the smaller the car, the wimpier the horn should be? My pickup has By Ray Magliozzi a nice, deep, loud horn. But my imported crossover almost sounds apologetic. When you have to use your horn to warn someone that they’re coming over into your lane, or censure someone for cutting you off, they’re like, “Oh it’s a little car, no big deal.” — Mike You’re right, Mike. It should be the opposite, right? The smaller the car, the more intimidating a horn it needs. It’s why little dogs have sharper teeth. But you can swap out your horn, Mike. A bigger horn doesn’t take up much more space. And there’s no technological differences between big horns and small horns. So, go to a junkyard and pull the horns off a 1976 Peterbilt tractor. Then, duct tape those babies to the vent window of your RAV-4 and watch people

clear out of the way. People will laugh at you when they see the little car making all that noise, but they’ll get out of the way first. Actually, that’s overkill. Funny, but overkill. What you can do is find another passenger vehicle with a horn you like. Let’s say it’s your pickup truck. Go to the dealer and ask the parts department to sell you the horns for that truck. There will be two of them. Horns have two notes, which is what creates that dissonant horn sound. Then, have your mechanic pull the horns out of your little import and replace them with the bigger horns. He may need to fiddle around with them to mount them, or maybe even change the size of the wires, but it’s not rocket science. And they all run on 12 volts, so he should be able to make it work. When it’s finished, sneak up to your least favorite neighbor and give him a friendly beep “hello.” Dear Car Talk: I have a 2007 Mercury Marquis. The A/C never can make up its mind as to where to direct the air flow. It comes out

the dashboard vents, then changes its mind and sends the air out the defrost vent. Then to the floor. There’s no real pattern. I’ve spent $1,800 at the local Ford dealer and the problem never changes. They claim to have replaced stuff under the dash, but I’ve seen no evidence that they ever touched it. They have touched my money though. — Herman Geez, I think these guys owe you a lot of money back, Herman. The first thing I’d check would be the vacuum reservoir. The “blend doors” that direct the airflow under the dash are controlled by something called vacuum motors. And the vacuum needed to operate them is produced by the downward motion of the pistons inside the cylinders. Every engine produces plenty of vacuum at idle and at low speed. But when the engine runs faster — when you begin to open the throttle — vacuum drops. To make sure the blend doors don’t go crazy when the vacuum drops, lots of cars have something called a vacuum reservoir, which is a simple plastic container, about the size of a Nerf football,

that stores vacuum. Its job is to provide vacuum to keep the blend doors from closing and opening haphazardly when you accelerate. So, I hope they replaced that. If that’s not it, it could be something as simple as a bad connector, hose or check valve. The easiest way to find the vacuum leak (which is what I think you have) is to use a smoke machine. As a bonus, you can also throw a helluva party in your 2007 Marquis while getting your diagnosis. Be sure to bring your Pink Floyd albums. That’s what your Ford dealer should do next. And if they find a faulty vacuum reservoir or a bad connector or check valve, I think they owe you $1,800 back, minus the cost of the $150 vacuum reservoir, the $5 tee connector or the $3 check valve. Or you might want to just go to another mechanic. Search at mechanicsfiles. com for a recommended shop near you, and start over with a smoke test. If they figure it out, then go back and ask Ford for a full refund, Herman. Or go to small claims court if you need to. I think they’re going to owe you. Visit Cartalk.com.

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What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you? There is a new and unique process to discover for every piece of art and music to be created. What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career? See my last answer; there is a new and unique process to discover for every piece of art and music to be created.

Tom Pirozzoli Musician and visual artist

Tom Pirozzoli of Goshen is a folk music performer with several solo recordings. He plays solo and frequently with Gerry Putnam in the Putnam-Pirozzoli duo. He’s also a painter, whose work can be found in many New England galleries, and has appeared on album covers, including John Gorka’s and many of his own recordings. He will perform in concert at the Sunapee Livery on July 19. How did you get interested in this field? I believe most people find both art and music fascinating and love to create. There is a story of a 4-year-old girl asking her mom what she did for a living. Her mother replied, “I teach people to draw.” The girl responded, “You mean they forgot how?” Indeed, we all can do art and it is a fine experience. If one works hard and reaches a level at which people are willing to support How long have you worked there? I have been exclusively self-employed the art, then it becomes a paying job as well as an enjoyable creative experience. since 1980.

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What is your typical at-work uniform? Whatever is appropriate to the venue. What I wear to paint is going to be different from what I have on at a gallery showing. What was the first job you ever had? Mowing lawns and shoveling snow. I also had a newspaper route when I was What kind of education or training did about 9 years old. — Michael Witthaus you need for this job? I am self-taught in both practices and it is a practice. There are no pat answers or What are you into right now? processes to creativity. Tom Pirozzoli

How did you find your current job? I am in several galleries with whom I have a great relationship, and work in a variety of venues in the Northeast. A good reputation and some media exposure are key.

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• Food trucks with the Fisher Cats: Join the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as they host the second annual food truck festival at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester) on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. As of press time, a dozen food trucks are confirmed to attend one or both days, encompassing all types of cuisine. Featured trucks will include Clyde’s Cupcakes of Exeter, Just Chill’n Cool Treats & Beverages of Derry, Prime Time Grilled Cheese of Manchester and several others from New Hampshire and other neighboring states. The two-day event will also feature music on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as tailgate games in the outfield, face-painting and bounce houses. Admission and parking are free; no dogs, outside food or beverages are allowed. Visit nhfishercats.com. • Local bites and brews: The Homestead Restaurant and Tavern (641 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack) is hosting a beer dinner on Monday, July 15, at 5 p.m., featuring several local breweries. The six-course dinner will include items such as a charcuterie station with beer pretzels, pork and assorted cheeses; smoked scallops; pulled barbecue venison; cheddar ale bisque; and mussels with chorizo tomato sauce, as well as brews from Moat Mountain Brewing Co., Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. and Great North Aleworks. Tickets are $75 per person. Visit homesteadnh.com or call 429-2022. • Sports store to sports bar: Shopper’s Pub + Eatery at Indian Head, a sportsthemed restaurant and pub, held its grand opening on July 1 in the former space of the Indian Head Athletics sporting goods store on 18 Lake Ave. in Manchester. The menu features made-from-scratch items like pizzas, steak tips, burgers, wings, chicken Parmesan, soups, chowders and salads, some of which utilize old family recipes from the early days of Shopper’s Cafe, which has been in business in Waltham, Mass., since 1937. Co-owner Joey LaCava told The Hippo last month that the plan to transform the old store to a sports bar has actually been in talks for the past 15 years. In fact, the eatery features aesthetics unique to the space, like the displays of the old overhead sign and the silhouette sports figures that once adorned the outside of the shop. Visit shoppersmht.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @shoppersmht. 34

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Meet the brewers behind your favorite craft beers when the New Hampshire Brewers Festival returns for its sixth year at Kiwanis Waterfront Park in Concord on Saturday, July 13. “Our event is unique in the sense that a majority of the people who are pouring the beer are the ones who also made the beer,” said CJ White, executive director of the New Hampshire Brewers Association, which organizes the 21+-only festival each year. “People who attend love to have the chance to meet with the brewers face to face.” As with previous festivals, White said, the participating brewers encompass a variety of geographical locations across New Hampshire, and also feature both seasoned breweries and first-timers. Most are pouring beers that you cannot get outside of the brewery’s onsite tasting room or special collaborative options among brewers. “There will be some rare things for people to get excited about to come try,” White said. Lithermans Limited Brewery of Concord, for example, will be offering samples of Finding Balance, a honey oat IPA braggot (or a beer made with honey) as part of a collaboration with Ancient Fire Mead & Cider of Manchester. The third collaboration overall from Lithermans and Ancient Fire, the braggot first became available in each of their respective taprooms on July 3. A couple of breweries in planning — like Vulgar Brewing Co. of Franklin and Twin Barns Brewing Co. of Meredith — won’t be pouring but will be attending the festival, giving attendees the chance to get information and ask questions about what kind of beer they will have when they open for business. Twin Barns Brewing Co. will hold its grand opening week beginning on July 16, the Tuesday after the festival. 6th annual New Hampshire Brewers Festival When: Saturday, July 13, 1 to 4 p.m. (VIP ticket-holders admitted at noon) Where: Kiwanis Waterfront Park, 15 Loudon Road, Concord (behind the Douglas N. Everett Arena) Cost: General admission is $45 in advance and $50 on the day of the festival; VIP admission is $60; designated driver admission is $20 (must be 21 years of age or older) Visit: granitestatebrewersassociation.org Event is rain or shine and 21+ only. No children or pets allowed.

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White said a new feature available to VIP ticket holders includes a hands-on “hop nosing” and beer pairing session, allowing you to get a full sensory experience of smelling and tasting. “We’ll have The Hop Yard and Crosby Hop Farms there with us,” she said. “People will get a chance to see and smell the hops before they go sample the beer. So it’s like, you get to smell it first, and if you like what you smell, you can … taste the beer with that hop.”

In addition to the craft beers, there will be food available for purchase from a number of vendors and food trucks, like B’s Tacos of Londonderry, the Concord Food Co-Op, the Lunch Lady Food Truck, the Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery of Raymond and several others, and there will be music from 92.5 FM The River. “The biggest thing we try to stress with this event … is continuing to promote our mission of educating people about craft beer in New Hampshire,” White said.

Participating breweries 1766 Brewing Co. (Plymouth) 603 Brewery (Londonderry) Backyard Brewery & Kitchen (Manchester) Bad Lab Beer Co. (Somersworth) Beara Brewing Co. (Portsmouth) Blasty Bough Brewing Co. (Epsom) Branch and Blade Brewing (Keene) Canterbury Aleworks (Canterbury) Concord Craft Brewing Co. (Concord) Deciduous Brewing Co. (Newmarket) Earth Eagle Brewings (Portsmouth) Elm City Brewing Co. (Keene) Empty Pint Brewing Co. (Dover) The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille (New London) Frogg Brewing (Marlborough) From the Barrel Brewing Co. (Derry)

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The Farm, by Joanne Ramos (324 pages, Random House) American parents who like the idea of children, just not the work, can now hire people to potty-train their children, or get them to sleep, in addition to throwing birthday parties, child-proofing the house and teaching little monsters manners. What if it were possible to outsource nine months of pregnancy as well? That’s the premise behind The Farm, the debut novel of New Yorker Joanne Ramos, who has created a chillingly plausible world in which ultra-wealthy couples pay for the incubation of their children inside “host” women who agree to live in ideal fetus-nurturing conditions for nine months. It’s plausible, of course, because something similar to this already goes on, most notably in India, where commercial surrogacy was just banned in 2018, and in the 47 states in America where surrogacy is legal, but most often used by women for whom it would be medically dangerous to carry a child, like Kim Kardashian, who just had a surrogate-carried son with Kanye West. In India, women were paid the equivalent of about $6,000 to be implanted with an embryo and stay at a center until they delivered. It was a way to earn a living for some women with few other options, as it is for Jane, the Filipino mother at the center of Ramos’s story. But The Farm gives surrogacy the Madison Avenue treatment, with hosts who are recruited for specific qualities, to include ethnicity, education and discretion, and then placed in a spa-like setting on 260 acres where their only job is to produce the highest-quality fetus. They do this with regular exercise, optimal nutrition, exposing the fetus to classical music and Winston Churchill speeches, and frequent testing. They are not allowed to get stressed, since cortisol can pass from the host to the fetus. Contact with the outside world is limited, because of this, and they’re required to pay their monthly obligations in advance, so they have nothing to worry about while inside Golden Oaks Farm. On the surface, it sounds great — women who don’t want to hinder their careers or take on the weight gain and other physical challenges of pregnancy get their babies; women who liked being pregnant and pampered are well-paid. But surrogacy under these terms raises plenty of ethical questions, not the least of which is the exploitation of poor women of color. The story is told through alternating perspectives of four women: Mae, the hard-charging millennial who runs Golden Oaks and envisions expanding the three-year-old business to the West Coast and ramping up its offerings; Jane, the impoverished new mother who applies to be a host after being fired from a nanny job; Ate (it means “big sister” in Tagalog), Jane’s cousin, who suggested Golden Oaks and cares for Jane’s baby while she is away; and Reagan, a cum laude graduate of Duke University, who becomes a host because she is desperate to get out from under the thumb and bankroll of her father and wanting to do good while earning some money.

The hosts enter Golden Oaks hopefully, looking forward to nine months of pampering and financial incentives, which include monthly payments and a large bonus upon delivery of a healthy child. But the restrictions begin to wear on them, and “the farm,” as Golden Oaks is dubbed by a cynical host frustrated that she can’t have conjugal visits with her boyfriend, imposes punishments when rules are broken. Moreover, as Jane’s and Reagan’s pregnancies progress, several morally challenging problems unfold, such as the host whose fetus was discovered to have Down syndrome, and the discovery of a tumor in a host. In cases like these, who makes the call of whether the pregnancy continues, and whether the life of the mother or the child is more important? The contracts, of course, were well-vetted, so Golden Oaks is ostensibly in control. But as Mae and her colleagues, who privately call the hosts by their numbers and not names, wade deeper into ethical bogs, the mission of Golden Oaks looks increasingly questionable, as does the fate of its guests. The main tension of the story derives from Jane getting troubling news about her daughter and her inability to help, because she is essentially under house arrest, and to leave the Golden Oaks seems impossible because she would forfeit the money she so desperately needs, but also because it’s unclear what lengths the facility would go to to contain her. (More ethical nuances: could she be charged with kidnapping the fetus, in addition to breach of contract, if she managed to leave? The child isn’t biologically hers although it is inside her.) But The Farm also plumbs the unintended consequences of extreme income inequality and challenges the idea that America is better than poorer countries. To rich American housewives, Ramos writes, “the Philippines was a place of rot and menace, where everything could fall apart and often did.” But in America, “you must be strong and young and if you are not rich.” The old and feeble are hidden in nursing homes where they are roughly treated and parked in front of televisions all day, Ate explains. Ramos, the author, was born in the Philippines and lived there until her family moved to Wisconsin when she was 6. A former staff writer at The Economist and the mother of three, she drew from the experiences of Filipina women she met to write about the disparities between their lives and those of the families for which they work, caring for young children but not for too long lest they become too familiar. “They will tell you to ‘make yourself at home’ — but they do not want you to make yourself at home!,” Ate tells Jane, when coaching her on how to be a baby nurse. “Because it is their home, not yours, and they are not your friends. They are your clients. Only that.” Her words do not dazzle, but Ramos’s plotting is deft and her story memorable. Read it now, before it becomes the blockbuster movie that was ensured by the endorsement of Oprah Winfrey. B+ — Jennifer Graham


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• A case for gun control: Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) welcomes Igor Volsky, gun control activist and author of Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns, for a conversation and book signing on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. In Guns Down, Volsky tells his story about how he took on the NRA using his Twitter account and how he found common ground with gun enthusiasts after spending two days shooting guns in the desert. He also offers guidance for citizens to challenge their governments to reduce the number of guns in circulation and make it more difficult for people to acquire guns. Visit bookerymht.com or call 836-6600. Volsky will also be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • Doggie mystery: Spencer Quinn visits Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. to present his book Heart of Barkness. It’s the ninth book in Quinn’s Chet & Bernie series, a mystery series told from the perspective of a detective’s dog. The Pope Memorial Humane Society will bring some adoptable animals to the event. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • Women pilots: Keith O’Brien presents Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History at Durham Public Library (49 Madbury Road, Durham) on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. The book tells the story of a group of five female pilots and friends who fought for their place in the male-dominated sport of airplane racing during the 1920s and 1930s. “This isn’t a book about airplanes,” O’Brien told the Hippo last year. “It’s a compelling human story about women who fought against impossible odds and were determined to change the world.” Visit durhampubliclibrary.org. — Angie Sykeny Diane Les Becquets on July 13, Andrew Dubus III on July 27, John Porter on Aug. 10, and Peter Miller on Aug. 24. Tickets cost $10 per event or $32 for all four events. Visit toryhillauthorsseries. com. • IGOR VOLSKY Author of Guns Down visits. Wed., July 17,

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6 p.m., at Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester). Visit bookerymht.com. Tues., July 16, 6 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord). Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • LIZA WIELAND Author presents Paris, 7 A.M. Wed., July 17, at 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $41 and include a copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org. • SPENCER QUINN Author presents Heart of Barkness. Thurs., July 18, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • A.C. GAUGHEN Author presents Reign the Earth and Imprison the Sky. Sun., July 14, 3 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore. com. • ERIN BOWMAN Author presents Immunity. Sun., July 14, 3 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • ISA LESHKO Author presents Allowed to Grow Old. Thurs., June 27, 7 p.m. Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter). Visit waterstreetbooks.com. • KEITH O’BRIEN Author presents Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. Tues., July 16, 6:30 p.m. Durham Public Library (49 Madbury Road, Durham). Visit durhampubliclibrary.org. • LUIS TIANT AND SAUL WISNIA Authors present Son of Havana: A Baseball Journey from Cuba to the Big Leagues and Back. Tues., July 23, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore. com. • DAVID MAHOOD Author presents One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability. Wed., July 24, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • BRUCE ROBERT COFFIN Author presents Detective Byron Mysteries. Thurs., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). Visit nashualibrary. org.

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42 POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ

Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13)

Peter Parker goes on a vacation in Europe in Spider-Man: Far From Home, a look at the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame and the beginning of whatever comes next.

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warrior — and later learns he was working with Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), whom Italian media and Peter’s buddies call Mysterio. Quentin is a warrior from an alternate universe Earth that was destroyed by Elementals, creatures made of water or earth or, in the case of the strongest Elemental who Quentin and Fury’s team believe is now headed toward Prague, fire. If they can’t stop Fire, this Earth will be destroyed just like Quentin’s, explains a plucky but rueful Mysterio who still wears the wedding ring reminding him of the family he’s lost. Peter gets that, world in peril and all, but he also really just wanted to go on his school trip and turn all his efforts into finding a romantic moment to give MJ a black dahlia necklace (it’s her favorite flower, because of the murder, of course). Sure, OK, says Fury, but then rearranges Peter’s class trip so that the whole gang ends up in Prague. He does, however, give in to Peter’s fear about his identity being revealed if Spider-Man is seen in Europe; he outfits Peter with a hastily cobbled-together black suit. Thanks to Ned, Peter’s European persona even gets its own goofy name. And that’s probably where we need to stop, plot-wise, so as not to get into serious spoiler territory.

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“The blip” is what the world is calling the snap away/snap back phenomenon wherein half the population disappeared for five years because of Thanos and then returned thanks to the hard work of the Avengers (which, like, this whole movie is a spoiler for Endgame, so I’m also going to assume that you’ve seen it). Thanks to the hard work of the Avengers and specifically the sacrifice of Tony Stark/Iron Man. Peter (Tom Holland), one of the snappedaways as you’ll remember from those previous two movies, comes back to find that buddies Ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya) were also snapped away and are still his age but that other kids have aged — such as the once scrawny tween, now buff teen Brad (Remy Hii). All the girls love Brad, Ned tells Peter, who is worried that MJ may be one of those girls and that Brad feels the same about her. The kids of Peter’s Queens high school are particularly bummed that even though many of them were snapped away after midterms, they came back and had to repeat the year. Perhaps the European vacation that Peter’s science class gets to go on is meant to make that injustice go down a little easier. Or perhaps, as we learn later, it was all an elaborate ruse to get Peter in Europe, especially since he’s been sending calls from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to voice mail. As it turns out, some of Europe’s tourist hot spots are also potential future settings for strange electromagnetic activity-related events that Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) have been tracking around the world. Just as Peter’s class arrives in Venice, so does a giant water monster (like it sounds, a giant monster made of water) and, fighting it, a warrior who looks vaguely like Thor but with a fishbowl for a head. Peter offers to help — I’m strong and I’m sticky, he tells the

that went through two major upheavals and then the loss of some of its heroes. With aliens now an established fact and several of the planet’s great protectors gone, people are in a state of anxiety and fear — aliens could come back and then what. And the threat isn’t just from offworld — as a character points out, after the events around the blip, people are basically ready to believe anything. The movie delves into these ideas maybe not quite as much as I’d like but enough that it gives some weight to the story it’s telling. The movie also fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe like a puzzle piece you didn’t realize was missing but now that you see it you think, yes, of course. Even though the adventures head to Europe, this movie, similar to Homecoming, gives the view of the MCU happenings from the ground. Iron Man fought this battle, the Avengers fought that foe, but under all that these minor dramas with ordinary people were going on. Spider-Man: Far From Home is not as joyous and buoyant as Homecoming felt but then Peter Parker is a different character than he was when he was just a friendly neighborhood kid from Queens. The movie is, above all, fitting — fitting with its place in the MCU, fitting with its spot in the second half of the summer release schedule (which, I guess, is what the first week of July is if “summer” kicks off the last weekend of April). It is contemplative (in a bright and fun MCU way) while still containing plenty of laughs and classic set-piece MCU action sequences. And, yes, definitely stick around for the credits scenes — there are two — both of which contain last-minute surprises that send the story spinning off in intriguing new directions. B+ Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments, according to the MPAA. Directed by Jon Watts with screenplay credits for Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home is two hours and nine minutes long and and distributed by Columbia Pictures.


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MOVIES OUTSIDE THE CINEPLEX ​ ED RIVER THEATRES R 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, redrivertheatres.org • The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R, 2019) Fri., July 12, and Sat., July 13, 12:50, 3:15, 5:40 and 8:05 p.m.; Sun., July 14, 12:50, 3:15 and 5:40 p.m.; and Mon., July 15, through Thurs., July 18, 2:10, 5:40 and 8:05 p.m. • Pavarotti (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., July 11, 5:25 p.m. • Echo in the Canyon (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., July 11, 2 p.m.; Fri., July 12, and Sat., July 13, 2, 3:55, 5:50 and 7:45 p.m.; and Sun., July 14, through Thurs., July 18, 2, 5:35 and 7:30 p.m. • Nonfiction (R, 2019) Thurs., July 11, 2:10 and 7:45 p.m. • Booksmart (R, 2019) Thurs., July 11, 2 and 7:50 p.m.; Fri., July 12, and Sat., July 13, 3:05 and 7:25 p.m.; Sun., July 14, 3:05 p.m.; and Mon., July 15, through Wed., July 17, 7:25 p.m. • Inspired to Ride Thurs., July 11, 6 p.m. • The Biggest Little Farm (PG, 2019) Fri., July 12, through Sun., July 14, 1 and 5:25 p.m.; Mon., July 15, through Wed., July 17, 2:05 and 5:25 p.m.; and Thurs., July 18, 2:05 p.m. WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • Pavarotti (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., July 11, through Thurs., July 18, 7:30 p.m., plus Sun., July 14, 2 and 4:30 p.m. • Rocketman (R, 2019) Thurs., July 11, through Thurs., July 18, 7:30 p.m., plus Sun., July 14, 2 and 4:30 p.m.

• Joe Kidd (1972) Sat., July 13, 4:30 p.m. SUNSET CINEMA SERIES South Main Stage, Main Street, Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org • Shrek (PG, 2001) Wed., July 17, 9 p.m. CINEMAGIC 1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240, cinemagicmovies.com • Sound! Euphonium: Oath’s Finale (PG) Thurs., July 11, 7 p.m. • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (PG-13) Thurs., July 18, 7:30 p.m. (Hooksett only) • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (PG-13, 1988) Thurs., July 11, 8 p.m. (Hooksett only) CHUNKY’S CINEMA 707 Huse Road, Manchester, 2063888; 150 Bridge St., Pelham, 6357499; 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com • Curious George (G, 2006) Wed., July 17, 11:30 a.m. MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550; West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 624-6560, manchester.lib.nh.us • Empire of the Sun (PG, 1987) Wed., July 17, 1 p.m. (main) THE MUSIC HALL Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St.; Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org • Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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• Reunion: Berklee College of Music pals join together, as High Divers and The Hats perform a local show. The South Carolina headliners are led by the husband and wife team of Luke and Mary Alice Mitchell, with a boisterous, soulful sound rooted between Muscle Shoals and Asbury Park. The supporting band will release the much anticipated Chemical Drippers any day now. Go Friday, July 12, 8 p.m., Riverwalk Café, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua. Tickets $10 at riverwalknashua.com. • Contribution: Memorializing a local sports hero, the Two To Lou Festival raises scholarship money to help students pursue athletics or music in college. This year’s event has two top tribute acts headlining, Draw the Line doing Aerosmith and Southern rock from Vintage Skynyrd. Area favorites Preciphist, Leaving Eden, Diamond Edge and Victim of Circumstance also perform. Go Saturday, July 13, noon, Sandlots Sports & Entertainment, 56 North Road, Sandown. Tickets $20. More at twotolou.com. • Overhauled: The volatile past of alt rock band Puddle of Mudd is all in the rearview mirror, says singer and sole remaining original member Wes Scantlin. Hits like “Control”, “Blurry” and “She Hates Me” helped the band clean up in the early 2000s, but their last new album was in 2009, and Scantlin melted down at more than a few shows before hitting rehab. Here’s hoping the old form is back. Go Sunday, July 14, 8 p.m., The Big House, 322 Lakeside Ave., Laconia. Tickets $30 at eventbrite.com • Fabulous: A free outdoor concert features Beatlejuice, a band fronted by Boston singer Brad Delp from 1994 until his death in 2007. Since that tragedy, the all-star group carries on with a changing cast of members, all of whom have long resumes in the New England music scene, doing Beatles songs from “Please Please Me” to “I Am The Walrus” and beyond, always with drummer John Muzzy sitting behind a real “Ringo” kit. Go Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m., MacGregor Park, East Broadway, Derry.

There’s a moment in the 2014 documentary The Ballad of Shovels and Rope when Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst sit at a kitchen table and muse upon what success might bring. “I’d like to see the world … and have it be paid for by a song,” Hearst says. “The ultimate goal is to keep on being able to do it, keep on liking to do it, so we don’t have to do something else to be happy.” Trent agrees. “It’d be nice to make a living at it,” he adds, “maybe have some rugrats, curtain climbers.” Hearst smiles beatifically in response, her back to a wall decorated with hand-drawn band logos and photos from the road. With tenacity, it all came true. The scene was from 2010; two years later, the duo’s debut album O’ Be Joyful was released, and the autobiographical “Birmingham” helped bring their dream to life. The tune won Song of The Year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards; it depicts the desire required to break through in a grave new world of streams and social media. “Making something out of nothing with a scratcher and our hope,” they sing, “with two old guitars like a shovel and a rope.” It was hardscrabble poetry, with a finger on the pulse of profound realities contained in ordinary struggles. Shovels & Rope have since made three studio albums. The last two, 2016’s Little Seeds and the newly released By Blood, reflect their lives as parents to a three-yearold daughter and newborn son. One song on the new LP tells the story of a magical horse reuniting torn apart families; “C’mon Utah” will become a children’s book later this year. With prescience typical for a duo that filmed its rise while one of them still had a day job, the tune came before news of border camps and cages caught the public eye. “Michael brought that song to the pile

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels and Ropes. Courtesy photo.

really early in the writing process,” Hearst said during a recent joint interview. “At the time there wasn’t an epidemic of families being separated from their children.” In the futuristic tale, a wall has been built and fallen; in its wake, the lost wander the rubble looking for loved ones. “Our vision was that it would be a story that folks would be telling their kids around a campfire,” Hearst said. “To ease their anxiety in the night, like, ‘don’t worry, there’s this magic horse … he knows how to find who you’re looking for.’” Puerto Rican artist Julio Cotto Rivera is illustrating the book. “His drawings are awesome, unique [with] extreme symbolism,” Hearst said. “It’s suitable to read to children but more like an art book or graphic novelette. … In theory it will be out before the end of the summer.” Currently, the duo are opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band as part of their annual Wheels of Soul tour. Michael and Cary Ann’s kids are with them on the bus, with a nanny. “The first one broke us in the saddle pretty well, so two hasn’t been a huge change on the road,” Hearst said. “It’s more interesting at home because we don’t have any help.”

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52 JONESIN’ CROSSWORDS BY MATT JONES

“The Secret Ingredient” — time to rack your brain Across 1 American realist art school 7 Former “Tonight Show” host Jack 11 “What Do You Do With ___ in English?” (“Avenue Q” song) 14 BLAT ingredient

15 Entr’___ (play interlude) 16 Carson Daly’s old MTV show 17 Get a message across 19 Day of the week Uranus was discovered (abbr.) 20 Location of Ball State University

22 Future viewer 23 Farm habitats 24 Not worth a ___ (without value) 27 Classic (and, today, problematic) comic strip character Andy 31 Peevish mood 32 Went on an unfriending spree, maybe 36 “Old MacDonald” sounds 38 It’s equal to the sum of the two before it 42 Made up (for) 43 “A Streetcar Named Desire” shout 44 Sea eagles 46 Leaves town 48 Figure on Fox’s “First Responders Live”, e.g. 49 “... and Bingo was his ___”

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54 NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION

Bright idea

Arby’s has turned the trend toward plantbased “burgers” on its head with the new Marrot: a carrot made out of meat. Vice reported that Arby’s has definitively rejected the plant-based meats movement. “(W) hat Americans really want ... is great, tasty meat,” said Jim Taylor, Arby’s chief marketing officer. “So we said if others can make meat out of vegetables, why can’t we make vegetables out of meat?” The Marrot is made by rolling raw ground turkey breast into a carrot shape, cooking it sous-vide for an hour, covering it with a special “carrot marinade,” and then oven-roasting it for another hour. Bon appetit!

the truck’s alarm each time a student walked by. Spicer and her husband won a $40,000 settlement in their resulting lawsuit, and on June 25, the Division III Court of Appeals upheld that ruling. Chief Judge Robert Lawrence-Berry wrote: “(Mr. Patnode) intended to achieve through harassment what he had been unable to achieve through legal means.”

Government in action

Health Canada has issued a seemingly obvious warning to consumers of Venus Simply3 razors: They pose a potential cutting hazard. CTV News reported that the four-packs, sold at Walmart, have been recalled because “the blades ... can become misaligned ... and pose a higher risk of cuts The litigious society Tommy Martin, 58, of Mount Holly, during use.” No one in Canada has reportNorth Carolina, hopes to see Hardee’s in ed being cut. federal court after a “humiliating” incident at a Belmont store in which Martin was Technotot given just two Hash Rounds on his breakTwo-year-old Rayna McNeil of San fast plate, rather than the half-dozen or so Diego is an early adopter of online shopdepicted on the company’s website. Martin, ping. In late June, as Rayna played with who is black, told The News and Observer her mom’s mobile phone, she managed that he felt like he was in a scene from the to purchase a $430 couch from Amazon. segregated 1960s when he asked for more. Mom Isabella McNeil told KNSD she had “The manager came back and said that what been scrolling through some couches on you get. Got home with tear in mine eye,” her phone before handing it off to Rayna, Martin said in the handwritten lawsuit filed but she didn’t realize the toddler had made June 24 in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. the purchase until a few days later, when The cashier was prepared to give him more she got a “Your couch has shipped” alert. Hash Rounds, Martin said, but the manag- “I didn’t remember ordering a couch,” she er stepped in and gave him a refund instead. said. It was too late to cancel the order, so McNeil plans to resell the item locally. “Lesson learned,” McNeil said. She will Cultural diversity A cafe in Bangkok, Thailand, is encour- make sure apps are closed in the future. aging customers to “experience the death awareness” and reflect more on their lives by inviting patrons to get into a coffin and spend some time with the lid closed after finishing their coffee. Death Awareness Cafe owner Veeranut Rojanaprapa told United Press International that the practice encourages people not to be driven by greed. “When the lid of the coffin closes ... they will realize that eventually they cannot take anything with them.” (Hope there are air holes.)

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After her husband suffered a stroke in 2012, Junghee Kim Spicer, owner of the Yakima (Washington) Arts Academy, increased the number of piano students she taught in her home, angering neighbor Paul Patnode, who complained and forced Spicer to get a permit that limited the hours and number of students she could teach each day, reported the Yakima Herald. Spicer complied, according to court documents, but Patnode, unsatisfied, sued her and lost that case in 2014. Undeterred, Patnode changed tactics: From November 2015 through March 2016, he parked his diesel pickup truck next to Spicer’s home, remotely revving the engine and setting off

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• Zack Pinsent, 25, from Brighton, England, hasn’t dressed in modern clothing since he was 14 years old. Instead, he makes and wears clothes that were popular in the 1800s. “At 14, I made the symbolic decision to burn my only pair of jeans in a bonfire. It was a real turning point,” Pinsent told Metro News. On a typical day, Pinsent wears a floral waistcoat and knee-high leather riding boots, along with a jacket with tails and a top hat. He explains that his obsession started when his family found a box of his great-grandfather’s suits. He now researches, designs and sews clothing for himself and other history buffs, to great response: “I’ve been all over the world and people are inquisitive and appreciative,” he said. • A baby boy born in West Java, Indonesia, in November 2018 was given a most memorable name by his parents, Andi Cahya Saputra and Ella Karin. Eight-month-old Google was so named, Saputra told Indonesian media, because “Google has a great meaning ... Google is number one in the world, the site most visited by people.” The Mirror reported Saputra told his own father he hopes his son will become “a useful person” and “help” a lot of people, while also explaining that they didn’t want to “dilute” the essence of the boy’s name by giving him a middle or surname. He’s just Google. The baby’s mom wasn’t really on board with the idea until about three months after he was born. She said people ask if their next child will be named WhatsApp, but it doesn’t bother her because they don’t understand the meaning of the name. Visit newsoftheweird.com.


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Profile for The Hippo

Hippo 7-11-19  

Hippo 7-11-19

Hippo 7-11-19  

Hippo 7-11-19