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I used to be a big Facebook user. Having grown up in the Midwest, I found it was a great way to stay connected with friends and family across the country. I loved having the ability to see just a glimpse into their lives, send a quick message back and forth, and know that my extended family was doing well. Things changed a bit when the 2016 election rolled through our country. Political divide was, and still is, greater than ever before. Facebook, Twitter and other platforms became forums for personal political viewpoints and bully pulpits. Add to this the fact that my 14-yearold son told me somewhere along the line that “only old people do Facebook,” and I started to rethink the whole thing. Seriously, what I started to notice was that I was increasingly unhappy the more time that I spent on social media. I noticed that many people would post things on social media that they would never say personally. Their messages were hate-filled and malicious, with little regard to accuracy. While the nature of a democracy will drive very different political opinions, I was stunned and outraged by many of the things that I read. If someone disagreed with a post, the arguments and language that ensued online many times ended friendships and strained relationships. The less time I spent on Facebook, the happier I was. I recently listened to a fascinating podcast on this topic by Shankar Vedantam, “Screaming into the Void: How Outrage is Hijacking our Culture, and our Minds.” Causing outrage on social media, I learned, produces a huge psychological reward with a very low cost. That outrage will cause engagement on a topic for sure, but will it really effect the change you are seeking? It will coalesce a base of similar thinkers, but will it change someone’s mind? When was the last time you changed your mind because someone was screaming at you? Most people will simply shut down, or in the case of social media, stop logging in. Civil discourse is defined as an engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding. Maybe it makes more sense to have a conversation where people are really listening and trying to find common ground. We are fortunate to live in a small state like New Hampshire with relatively easy access to our city and state leaders and decision makers. Our local politics works well in our state and gives everybody a voice. Let’s use our voices constructively as we enter the upcoming political season to make a positive impact. Robin Milnes is a small business owner and advocate with more than 30 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, property management, sales, leasing, budgeting, fiscal oversight, human resources and administration. She can be reached at rmilnes@ inex.com.


OCT. 31 - NOV. 6, 2019 VOL 19 NO 44

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ON THE COVER 12 TREATS FOR GROWN-UPS You don’t have to raid your kid’s plastic pumpkin full of Halloween candy this year — there are more indulgent options to satisfy your sweet tooth, as local chocolatiers are offering intricate creations better suited to adult palates. From flavor-complex candies to rich desserts, find out where to go to get grown-up treats this season.

Photo illustration by Rachel Stone featuring a photo from La Cascade du Chocolat in Exeter of their chocolate coffins (which are extremely limited in quantity).

ALSO ON THE COVER, meet artisans all weekend long throughout the state as they open their doors to visitors, p. 23. NH Distiller’s Week returns with tastings, dinners and more, p. 30. And Jamantics reunites at new Bank of NH Stage in Concord, p. 44.

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NEWS & NOTES 4 More robotics for NH schools; PLUS News in Brief. 7Q&A 8 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 22 THE ARTS: 20 ART For Freedoms at the Currier. 22 THEATER Curtain Call; listings for events around town. 22 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 24 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 24 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 26 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 27 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 28 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 30 NH DISTILLERS WEEK Center of the Universe Brew Fest; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Wine; Try This at Home. POP CULTURE: 38 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz’s Halloween costume is “Mom Who Steals Her Kids’ Fun Sized Snickers,” which she wish she had while watching The Current War and Black and Blue. NITE: 44 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE Jamantics; 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. ODDS & ENDS: 52 CROSSWORD 53 SIGNS OF LIFE 53 SUDOKU 54 NEWS OF THE WEIRD

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Paid leave

In an Oct. 24 news release, Gov. Chris Sununu and Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, announced what they’re referring to as a “voluntary paid leave program” that would allow for employers and individuals to opt in for coverage. Sununu’s current draft plan would extend coverage to mothers during the first month after the birth of a baby as well as for individuals needed in the home to care for a sick relative or as the primary caregiver following the military deployment of a spouse. The plan will noticeably be without coverage for workers who are themselves sick, with the release noting that provision was stripped out due to affordability concerns from legislators and insurance carriers who would offer the potential benefit. The proposal differs from the paid leave proposal drafted by the Democrat-controlled legislature earlier this year, which would



Residents of the Queen City find themselves in the second happiest city in America, according to the results of a recent survey from SeniorLiving.org. The Oct. 28th study follows an examination of hundreds of cities across health, social and economic related metrics, according to Senior Living, considering factors like commute length, life expectancy, crime rate, income levels and unemployment rate. The only city that beat Manchester? Provo, Utah.

have been funded in part by a payroll tax that Sununu called an “income tax.” Sununu vetoed the legislature’s proposed paid family leave bill on May 9.

Sobering up

The state House of Representatives Transportation Committee voted on Oct. 22 to reject a state Senate proposal that would amend state law to allow an intoxicated person who is trying to sober up in their car avoid drunk driving charges, according to the General Court website. Currently the law says that a person can be charged with DWI if they are in “actual physical control” of their vehicle while intoxicated, which the state Supreme Court has previously ruled can allow for circumstantial evidence (such as starting the car before falling asleep) to demonstrate that someone was in actual physical control of a vehicle. The proposed amendment would have allowed for the “sleeping, resting



The Friendly’s on South Willow Street in Manchester will close, according to an Oct. 21 statement from Friendly’s parent company FIC Restaurants. The anticipated closing date is Nov. 10, according to the Union Leader, but Friendly’s fans who are looking for Fribbles will still find them at the Friendly’s restaurants in Concord, Conway, Merrimack and Rochester.

or sheltering in place” of a vehicle, “lacking intent to control the vehicle in a manner which would pose a danger to the public” and controlling an inoperable vehicle. The bill was defeated by a vote of 9-8 committee members.

Rex Theatre

The Rex Theatre, which has been closed for years, opens with its first show, New Hampshire singer/songwriter Alex Preston of American Idol fame, with opening act Manchester singer/songwriter Allie Beaudry, on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. The Rex, which is the Palace Theatre’s newest performance venue, sits at 23 Amherst St. off of Elm Street, just a three-minute walk from the Palace. The inaugural show is free and open to the public, but tickets are required; visit palacetheatre.org.

Whiskey bottle

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has unveiled a new commemorative bottle molded and designed in the shape of the New Hampshire Statehouse. This year’s commemorative bottle will be filled with Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, and all sale proceeds will go toward the “education and commemoration” of the circa-1819 Statehouse’s bicentennial celebration, according to an Oct. 24 news release. The 200-year-old Statehouse holds the distinction of being the nation’s oldest state capitol building in which both houses still meet in their original chambers. The commission’s commemo-

Londonderry is home to a new yoga studio atCONCORD 182 Rockingham Road, according to a news release from founder Missy Page. The studio, Bend and Breathe, will open its doors on Nov. 9 and will offer over 16 all-level classes seven days of the week in a Hooksett variety of styles.

A lucky cat expended at least one of its nine lives on Oct. 22 when it was revived by Manchester firefighters following an apartment fire on Central Street in Manchester. According to a Union Leader report, the unnamed feline was experiencing respiratory distress as a result of smoke inhalation when firefighters deployed oxygen to revive the animal. No humans were harmed as a result of the blaze.


Nashua’s arm of Habitat for Humanity will celebrate 25 years of continual operation in the city with its annual Dream Builders GalaBedford on Friday, Nov. 8, according to a news release from the organization. The organization Amherst reports that through the last 25 years it has constructed Milford new homes for 13 families and has helped individuals and businesses with a range of “critical repair needs.” Those with questions about seats, sponsorships or auction items are asked to contact development coordinator Louise Smith at 821-0376.

rative bottle program has been going since 2013, during which time, the release notes, the state has raised over $175,335 for various initiatives, including the New Hampshire Hall of Flags located in the Statehouse lobby.

Snow contractors

Citing a heavy snow forecast for this winter, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation is putting out the call






for private contractors to help keep the state’s roadways clear. In an Oct. 25 news release, the DOT encouraged contractors with “the right equipment and experience” to assist state workers over their season-long effort to maintain the 4,600 road miles across the Granite State. Interested parties are encouraged to contact state winter maintenance program specialist David Gray at 419-9017.

Politics This Week • Pete Buttigieg: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will attend a town hall meeting at the Derry Opera House on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 9:30 a.m., according to the campaign. See peteforamerica.com. • Bernie Sanders: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Concord at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, to file for candidacy in the New Hampshire primary at the Statehouse, according to the campaign. After filing, he will hold a rally at noon on the Statehouse lawn. Then Sanders will attend a candidate forum hosted by Rights and Democracy in Claremont at Monarch Farms at 2 p.m. See berniesanders.com. • Marianne Williamson: Author and spiritualist Marianne William-

son will hold several events across the state between Thursday, Oct. 31, and Monday, Nov. 4, according to the campaign. On Oct. 31, Williamson will hold a meet and greet with customers at Mary Ann’s Diner in Derry at 1 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. event on the Amherst Village Green in Amherst. On Friday, Nov. 1, Williamson will attend a union roundtable with the SEA, SEIU Local 1984 in Concord at noon followed by a second roundtable discussion with the N.H. Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence at 1:30 p.m. in Concord, and will end the day with a basketball game with former professional basketball player Luke Bonner at Fitness First Gym. On Saturday,


Nov. 2, Williamson will lead a meditation and yoga session in Lee at 11 a.m. before heading over to Rochester for an Open Democracy Action town hall at Castle on the Charles at 2 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Williamson will make an address at the Old South Church in Portsmouth at noon before heading to Manchester to address the No Labels Problem Solver Convention at the DoubleTree Hotel at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m. that same day, Williamson will make an appearance at the Office Lounge in Rye with Grammy nominated singer Taylor Dayne. On Monday, Nov. 4, Williamson will begin the day with a 10 a.m. meet and greet at Revelstoke Coffee in Concord, after which she will head over

to the Statehouse to officially file for her candidacy in the New Hasmpshire primary at 11 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., Williamson will give an address at Colby Sawyer College in New London, then head over to Franklin Pierce University for a Pizza and Politics meet and greet at the DiPietro Library, ending her busy campaign swing through the Granite State with a 6:30 p.m. appearance at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford. See marianne2020.com. • John Delaney: Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney will attend a climate change town hall on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire, according to the campaign. See johndelaney.com.

• Tulsi Gabbard: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be in New Hampshire for several events from Sunday, Nov. 3, to Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to the campaign. On Sunday, Nov. 3, she will speak at the No Labels Problem Solver Convention at the DoubleTree Hotel at 1 p.m. Later on at 6 p.m., Gabbard will speak at a town hall meeting at the VFW Laconia Post 1670. On Monday, Nov. 4, Gabbard will speak at a house party in Exeter at 10 a.m. before heading to Nashua for a second house party at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11:20 a.m., Gabbard will speak at the N.H. Food Solutions Forum at the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Visit tulsi2020.com.



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Getting into gear

State robotics grant makes way for new teams Travis R. Morin


All public and charter schools across the Granite State hoping to start a robotics team can try for state funding thanks to a grant program from the state Department of Education. “The hope is that it will allow students the opportunity to really engage in something they’re invested in and want to be a part of, but that also helps them develop those computer science skills and critical thinking skills while also being able to communicate with others and present their ideas and work in groups,” said Melissa White, science and STEM education consultant for the Department of Education. “It’s kind of a nice way to hit all of those skills, but do so in a way that’s meaningful and fun for these kids.” The two-year $1.5 million NH Robotics Education Development Grant Program aims to motivate kids to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The money can be used to purchase equipment, for program and competition-related costs or to fund stipends for team coaches, according to a department press release. The grant program was first passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu in 2017, and spanned the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years but only totaled $750,000. White said demand for the grant money and desire to better fit the law to different school districts drove lawmakers to double

and adapt the program’s funding. “In the past it was pretty specific about limiting the amount of money that would go to an elementary school versus a middle school. But if you had a K-8 program, you could only serve one of those groups,” White said. “With the changes to the statute, it’s allowed the opportunity to meet, in particular, the diverse needs of our rural schools. The funding can really be tailored to help support them and get them established.” To be eligible, public, traditional or charter schools must develop a two-year itemized budget for their prospective robotics program, they must establish a relationship with a sponsor like a business or university and they must parin at least MELISSA WHITE ticipate one competitive robotics event each year. White said there are no requirements on the type of competition that schools must take part in, but provided examples of organizations like Vex Robotics and First Robotics, two international robotics leagues that allow students from elementary school through college to take part in competitive challenges that test their robots with a variety of tasks on a closed course. “There’s a few robotics competitions out there. Some involve balls going into baskets and hoops, or there’s different courses that they program robots to navigate,” said Grant Bosse, communications director for the Department of Education. The grant application deadline is Nov. 15, and those with application questions are encouraged to reach out to White at melissa. white@doe.nh.gov or call 271-3855.

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Funding cliff looms

Community health centers on verge of funding gap According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, federally qualified community health centers across the country depend on the Community Health Center Fund for 70 percent of their federal grant funding. But with the CHCF’s funding set to expire on Nov. 21, community health centers like the 11 operating in the Granite State face the looming prospect of a loss of anywhere from 12 to 22 percent of their operating budgets, according to estimates from Bow-based Bi-State Primary Care Association. On the heels of a 2017 CHCF funding expiration that went unresolved by Congress for five months, New Hampshire’s community health centers head into the next month with a hefty dose of uncertainty. Georgia Maheras, vice president of policy and strategy for Bi-State, talked about the state’s community health centers and the threat that loss of CHCF funding could mean to their operations. What is Bi-State Primary Care Association? Bi-State Primary Care Association is an organization that represents primary care practices throughout both Vermont and New Hampshire, and our practices include federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, area health education centers, free clinics, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and other entities that are really delivering primary care throughout both states. What exactly separates a community health center from a run-of-the-mill doctor’s office? A federally qualified health center is just that: a health center or primary care practice that has qualified for a certain program by the federal government. The program is run by the Bureau of Primary Health Care within the Health Resource Services Administration, and it has been in place since 1965. The focus of the program is to ensure that there are primary care practices throughout the United States that are focused on four key things: making sure they see any patient regardless of ability to pay; an obligation that their governance structure is community driven — so more than 50 percent of their governing board must be patients; they have to offer a sliding fee scale for individuals for whom medical costs can be expensive; and they must deliver a comprehensive service model that integrates medical care, mental health services, substance use and sometimes oral health and vision services.

What happens if Congress doesn’t renew the fund by Nov. 21? The health centers in New Hampshire are serving nearly 100,000 Granite Staters, and our latest estimates say that the loss Georgia Maheras, Esq., Vice of this portion President, Policy and Strategy at Bi-State Primary Care Assoof their funding ciation would impact nearly 40 percent of patients. They would have to do significant full-time-equivalent reductions and there would be additional ramifications for New Hampshire in terms of economic development, as any federal dollar that comes into the state gets multiplied into the New Hampshire economy. … Losing this funding is significant to paying for the people who work there and the services they deliver. If that funding goes away, folks need to figure out how to continue to deliver those services.

Are there any steps being taken to avert this sudden loss of funding? We are so fortunate that our members of Congress from New Hampshire, as well as many others, really understand the value of providing primary care services in their communities, many of which are going to those underserved rural communities. ... I would say that there’s a lot of work being done, and we are hopeful and How are these centers funded? grateful for the leadership being shown by our The federal amount of their funding is funded members of Congress. through two separate federal funding streams. The one funding stream is through the regular If people are reading this and feel like they federal appropriations process. ... A second part want to help somehow, what’s your best advice of the funding comes through the Communi- to them? ty Health Center Fund, a trust fund similar to If people are interested in doing more or the Medicare trust fund. These funding sourc- learning more, it would be helpful to continue es exist in cycles that are different than the to extend their thanks to our Congressional delregular appropriations process. For example, egation because, again, they have been really the Children’s Health Insurance Program was supportive. And continue to get the services you renewed in 2017 for a decade, but the CHCF need — I’m optimistic and I want people to get was renewed until the end of September and the health care that they need and I would not then there was a component of it that went into like it if someone was worried by this [news] a continuing resolution until Nov. 21. and put off getting their services. — Travis R. Morin

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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX $14,000 raised for Food Bank

In the run up to the holiday season, the New Hampshire Food Bank will be on the receiving end of a $14,000 donation from the Great Bay Corvette Club. According to an Oct. 24 news release from the New Hampshire Food Bank, the funds were raised as part of the club’s “Driven to Make a Difference” charity car show on Sept. 21. The $14,000 collected will translate into 28,000 individuals meals for Granite Staters in need. Since 2015 the Great Bay Corvette Club has used its charity car shows to raise approximately $40,000 for the New Hampshire Food Bank, equating to more than 80,700 meals over five years. Score: +1 Comment: According to the release, one in nine Granite Staters suffers from food insecurity.

State turnpike system gets good reviews

New Hampshire’s Turnpike System was given a clean bill of economic health and a bond-rating upgrade from the key ratings agency Moody’s Investor Service. According to an Oct. 24 news release from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Moody’s increased the New Hampshire Turnpike System’s rating for long-term revenue bonds from A1 to A3, an improvement that the DOT says will allow for favorable borrowing rates and measurable savings during the course of ongoing major capital improvement projects. The release said the improvement was based on conservative management that has “consistently achieved budget targets” on both operational and maintenance expenses. Score: +1 Comment: According to the release, the New Hampshire Turnpike System had approximately $335 million in outstanding bonds as of June 30.

State university tuition freeze

Tuition for in-state undergraduate students at all four schools within the University System of New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and Granite State College) will be frozen for the 2020-2021 academic year, according to an Oct. 28 news release from USNH. The freeze follows a unanimous decision from the 29-member USNH Board of Trustees that was reached as a result of an increase in state university funding allocated by the state budget compromise reached by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and the Democrat-controlled Legislature on Sept. 26, according to the release. Score: +1 Comment: The state university system enrolls approximately 32,000 students each year, according to USNH’s 2018 Dashboard Report, and approximately 12,807 of those students are New Hampshire residents.

Child poverty rates higher than average

The child poverty rate among Granite State children is higher than the state average in seven out of 10 counties, according to findings from Concord-based New Futures’ Kids Count Initiative. In findings published by New Futures on Oct. 29, it was revealed that the rate of children living in poverty between 2012 and 2016 was higher in Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan counties than the New Hampshire average of 11.00 percent. In the release New Futures outlines that the data was released in order to paint a “fuller picture of health and wellbeing of Granite State children and families,” and goes on to propose expanding access to home-visiting programs, public investment in substance misuse treatment and state-level funding for “high quality preschool to all children in New Hampshire” as policy recommendations. Score: -1 Comment: Of all seven counties to have higher child poverty averages than the 11 percent state average, Coos County tipped the scales at 20.60 percent with the highest county-level rate in New Hampshire. QOL score: 75 Net change: +2 QOL this week: 77



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The season for the Boston Celtics got started with a loss in Philadelphia that was quickly followed by wins over Toronto and New York. Each had a little of what to look forward to and fear this year after a season that pretty much everyone in Celtics Nation would like to forget. But that was then and this is now, so here are the big story lines to follow for 2019-2020. Last Year’s Hangover: We all know it was a dumpster fire built on the back of unrealistic expectations. He wasn’t the only reason for it, but as I said in June, Kyrie Irving leaving was addition by subtraction because his ball-dominant style killed the half court ball movement that was vital to their surprising 2018 playoff run. Al Horford leaving is another story. His versatility, intangibles and, gulp, rebounding will be hard to replace. That, incidentally, is why I was most against the Kyrie trade in the first place The lottery pick Cleveland got was coming in a big-man-rich draft and I was hoping they’d get Noah Bagley to be ready when Al’s time was up. It’s moot now, but I’m just saying. Biggest Weakness: With the 76ers out-rebounding them by 21 it showed itself in Game 1. It’ll be a slog against big teams all year long unless they get help through trades or their x-factor comes quicker than expected. Biggest Need: For Gordon Hayward to be the Butler/Utah Gordon Hayward. A Kyrie opposite point forward who moves the ball quickly, takes it to the basket, passes on the run and make threes. Strengths that make others better. If you don’t believe me, even amid last year’s struggles they were 24-8 when he scored 12 plus. That’s a 60-win pace. He’s the key. Team Leadership: Sometimes one can grow into it, but basically it’s something

you either have or you don’t. That was gigantically missing last year. But because of his toughness, tenacity and selfless play it’s in better hands this year with Marcus Smart – even if seeing him launch threes drives me crazy. Jayson Tatum Development: I don’t think he’s as good as most do. I know he’s just 22 and the offensive talent is there, but I don’t see enough grit and fight. He’s been more of a glider and if he’s to stay that has to change. Otherwise he’s the one to get moved in a deal for size before others figure it out. Can Brown Live Up to the New Contract: I must say $28 million per for a guy who’s never averaged 14 points a game sure seems like overpaying. But after Terry Rozier somehow got $20 million per from Charlotte you knew Brown would get more. He’s got growing leadership skills and has expanded his offensive game with a nice post-up 10-foot fall-away game to take advantage of his size. But he needs to improve his free throw shooting, use his athleticism to be a more consistent defender and stop preening after big dunks. As Tedy Bruschi would say – get in your playbook. Or in basketball parlance – quit the hey-look-at-me garbage and get back on defense. Having said that, I like him and have high expectations. Kemba Walker: I’ve already said I ‘d take him over Kyrie because he’s more physical, tougher and durable. The question is can his scoring come in the flow off the ball? It did Saturday in a 32-point bigfourth-quarter night vs. the Knicks. More of that is needed. Brad Stevens: The reputation took a hit amid last year’s troubles when he needed to and didn’t get to kick some butt. But this less heralded team is more like the earlier ones he got so much out of, so will that magic return with a more willing group? X-Factor - Robert Williams: We know he can block shots. But given how clueless he looks at times and that he could use a

jolt of Red Bull in the energy department it looked like a long development. But in his first three games he’s shown he sets strong screens, is very good at rolling off them to finish above the rim on lobs and he’s got pretty good rebounding instincts. So maybe not. But he needs a better focus on and understanding of being the center of their entire team. They need size in the middle on defense and you learn by doing so they’ll have to deal with some head-scratching mistakes. Tacko Time: The 15th man is never a big story line. But when an entire Madison Square Garden crowd is chanting for a Boston player to go in a game you are one. And as 7’6” Tacko Fall threw in two dunks and got two rebounds and a blocked shot it got louder on Saturday night. I thought the Celtics were going to see what he wasn’t and not what he is. But they surprised me. They know you can’t teach size and he has it. Plus, you can see how athletic he is running up the court. That suggests his coordination, strength and agility will get there. He was worth the gamble off the only game I saw him play in college. A narrow loss to Duke in the Tournament – when the guy people say is the best prospect since LeBron James (Zion Williamson) and the guy (RJ Barrett) who had 26 mostly inside points on Boston Saturday couldn’t get anything off him within 8 feet of the basket. I’ll also say I was an assistant coach when SNHU (then NHC) faced Manute Bol twice and he’s better than Manute. This will be a morale-building rallying point all year because you can tell his teammates like him. Biggest 3 Question Marks Come Playoff Time: Who covers the Freak? Who covers Embiid? And if they get that far, who covers LeBron? Just asking. Prediction: A much more enjoyable year even as they win around the 49 won last year. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.


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The Big Story: Looks like the gamble to leave Kentucky early to pursue his NBA dreams is working out for Wenyen Gabriel. After spending 2018-19 in the D-League he grabbed a spot on the Sacramento Kings’ 15-man roster last week. And with rotation player Harry Giles on the shelf to start the season (at least) he’s got a chance for some regular playing time as well. Bravo! Sports 101: Name all the cities these NFL teams played in before settling in their current location: Arizona Cardinals, K.C. Chiefs, L.A. Rams, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins. Sad Note of the Week: It’s word of the passing of Skip Ashooh after a brief illness. Among the accomplishments that leave his mark on the city he loved was being a key figure in the drive to build the (now) SNHU Arena after many attempts to do so had failed. Job well done. RIP. Alumni News: Yes, folks, that was Tim Schaller of the Merrimack Schallers who got his first 2019-20 goal during a five-goal third-period barrage by the Vancouver Canucks in Wednesday’s 5-2 thumping of Detroit. Sammy Baugh Award: To Bishop Guertin’s triple threat QB/DB Dylan Santosuosso after running for 133 yards on 26 carries, passing for 93 more and

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3 – points for Caitlyn Toom on two goals and assist to lead Bishop Guertin to its 13th win in a 5-0 win over of Goffstown in NHIAA soccer action. 4 – rushing touchdowns of 1, 5, 15 and 30 yards by Steven Guerrette as Bow blasted Kennett 41-0 to move to 8-0 and clinched

grabbing two interceptions in BG’s 14-0 win over Spaulding. Lamar Jackson Award: Londonderry QB Jake McEachern, who ran for 120 yards on 12 carries and passed for 86 and two TDs as undefeated Londonderry downed Memorial 41-0. Ty Law Defensive Player of the Week: Among the Patriots Hall of Famer’s biggest days was his three pick of Payton Manning in the 2003 AFC Championship game. That effort was mirrored by Bedford’s Tyler Spires on Friday when he got three of his own in the Bulldogs’ 45-0 destruction of Timberlane. Sports 101 Answer: Arizona Cardinals – Chicago and St. Louis. K.C. Chiefs – Dallas Texans (1960-62), who moved right after winning the 1962 AFL title. L.A. Rams – Cleveland, L.A. and St. Louis before moving back to L.A. Tennessee Titans – Houston Oilers, who lost to Dallas/K.C. in that 1962 AFL title game. Washington Redskins – Boston. On This Day in Sports - Oct. 31: 1943 – the great triple threat Sammy Baugh throws six touchdowns as the Washington Redskins crush the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1950 – Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play a game in the NBA. 1994 – Venus Williams wins the Bank of the West Classic in her professional tennis debut.

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Sammy Baugh: Early days of the NFL all-timer who was a two-time All-American for TCU, six-time All-Pro and two-time Player of the Year. Led the NFL in passing yards four times, punting average four times with a best of 51.4 per kick in 1940, interceptions in 1943 and was an original member of the NFL Hall of Fame. Lamar Jackson: Two-way passing/running threat with 11 TD passes and three 100+-yard rushing days who’s well on his way to running for 1,000 yards, whom the Patriots will see Sunday at 8:20 when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football. Tedy Bruschi: Symbol of the do-your-job early Belichick Patriots and leader of the defense the dynasty was built on. On the stat sheet was an incredible Parcells-era pooch punt, 12 picks, with four going back for TDs, and 17 forced fumbles. Kyrie Irving: Player who already has more 50-point games for Brooklyn than he had in two years in Boston after going for 50 in an opening night loss when he missed the game winner at the buzzer. Manute Bol: The 7’6” beanpole 10-year NBA pro and U of Bridgeport sensation who had traffic backed up on South River Road all the way to YDC on a surreal 1985 night when 3,500 fans jammed the 2,500-seat capacity NHC Fieldhouse to see the Sudan native when the overflow throng ringed the court to literally prevent balls from going out of bounds!


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You don’t have to be a kid to indulge in chocolate goodness around Halloween — from artisan chocolates and liquor cordials to chocolate-infused beers and desserts, local restaurants, breweries and chocolatiers are playing around with all types of flavor dimensions that are meant to entice adult palates. Here are a few unique chocolate creations geared toward grown-up tastes.

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While many candy shops, restaurants and other businesses celebrate Oct. 31 with Halloween-themed novelties, there are a couple in New Hampshire that similarly mark the occasion for Day of the Dead. A multi-day Mexican holiday that begins on Oct. 31 and ends on Nov. 2, Day of the Dead — or Día de los Muer-

tos — is about celebrating the lives of those close to you who have passed on, according to Richard Tango-Lowy, owner and master chocolatier of Dancing Lion Chocolate in Manchester. “Chocolate was first made in central America. That region celebrates Day of the Dead, and we are so tied in with the farms down there and the origins and history of chocolate,” he said. “We try to do things that tend to be very colorful and flavorful, because we want to honor it.” This year, Dancing Lion Chocolate made two types of items with the holiday in mind — multiple batches of spicy-filled chocolate skulls, and four- to six-inch thick chocolate disks with Day of the Dead motifs painted on them. Two chocolate molds are made for the front and back halves of the skulls, and the inside filling will be different every time. Tango-Lowy said he’s done fillings like apple caramel, spicy ghost chili caramel,

lime vanilla tequila ganache and yuzu ganache. “The ghost chili caramel is insanely spicy and hot. I couldn’t eat it,” Tango-Lowy said. As for the disks, he’s done one filled with a soft freshly made marshmallow using imported vanilla from Mexico, as well as a disk with ghost chili caramel. He’ll then paint them with bright colors and apply flowers, skulls and other designs onto the surface of the disk. Both the skulls and disks are expected to be available up until around the final date of Day of the Dead, he said. “[The fillings and designs] always

vary, and we always want them to look a little bit spooky, but also respectful,” Tango-Lowy said. “It is a little bit of a Halloween nod, but it’s really about Day of the Dead.” At La Cascade du Chocolat in Exeter, hand-painted dark and white chocolate skulls are also available in honor of Day of the Dead. Co-owner Tom Nash said that they can either be purchased indiRICHARD TANGO-LOWY vidually, or for three that come in a small wooden coffin box. “Three of them fit in the coffin on a slab of chocolate with cacao nibs from Ecuador … and edible candied marigolds,” Nash said.

The ghost chili caramel is insanely spicy and hot. I couldn’t eat it.



Day of the Dead skull disk from Dancing Lion Chocolate in Manchester. Photo by Matt Ingersoll.

From cordials to candy bars

There are all types of unique ingredients added into chocolates that you’ll find among New Hampshire’s candymakers. Liquor-infused cordials have become staples at Nelson’s Candy & Music in Wilton, according to owner Nancy Feraco, as well as chipotle dark chocolate truffles and the chocolate-covered espresso beans. “We soak the cherries in brandy for a minimum of three months, and then we cover them in chocolate,” Feraco said of the cherry cordials. “They’ve become so popular that we’ve had to have them year-round now. … The chipotle truf-

Chocolate-covered espresso beans from Nelson’s Candy & Music in Wilton. Courtesy photo.

fles have a really nice smoky and spicy fudge center. We sell them individually or by the pound, like if you wanted to get enough for a dinner party or something.” Van Otis Chocolates in Manchester offers liquor cordials of their own, in flavors like brandy, Champagne, maple whiskey, margarita and Fireball, available in nine-piece boxes. The shop also takes various bottles of wines and Champagne and dips them in gourmet dark chocolate, with drizzles of milk and white chocolates. Other new items you’ll find in New Hampshire include the milk chocolate-dipped mulled wine creams from


Granite State Candy Shoppe, which rolled out earlier this fall, according to owner Jeff Bart. Nash said a 40-percent milk chocolate pumpkin spice bar and 35-percent white chocolate bonbons with ghost peppers are among some new items from La Cascade du Chocolat. The Ghost and the Sea, a 70-percent dairy-free dark chocolate bar recently introduced by Loon Chocolate, a Derry-based small batch producer of bean-to-bar chocolate, is becoming a popular selling bar, owner Scott Watson said. “It has chocolate ghost peppers and sun-dried Maine sea salt. It’s a fun play

on your palate, where you get a chocolatey flavor and then you taste the sea salt, followed by the spicy ghost pepper at the very end,” Watson said. “I describe the heat intensity to people as being like a medium to mild salsa. It’s nothing extremely spicy.” Pumpkin zen brownies with 80-percent Nicaraguan dark chocolate; mask-shaped vanilla maple bonbons with dark chocolate; and various marshmallow and yuzu-infused chocolates have been among Dancing Lion Chocolate’s seasonal items. Tango-Lowy also just returned from a trip to Guatemala, where he brought back

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hundreds of pounds of chocolate from one of his farm sources. He’ll be using it to make fresh bars, like the White Jade, a 40-percent white chocolate that is one of his best-selling items. “You put a little piece in your mouth and it’s going to change over like 20 minutes several times. It’s an incredibly complex chocolate,” Tango-Lowy said. “We actually pair that with pineapple that we candy and dry in house, and [also] a Persian dried lime, because we need flavors that are big to stand up to it.”

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For those who crave the rich taste of chocolate in a glass, bottle or can, a few local breweries are rolling out some special seasonal releases with deep tasting notes. At White Birch Brewing in Nashua, owner David Herlicka recently announced the return of Indulgence, a 10.5 percent ABV Belgian chocolate imperial stout. It’s available now both on tap in the tasting room and for distribution in cans. “It’s very smooth with a heavy mouth feel and … a really nice strong dark chocolate flavor to it,” Herlicka said of Indulgence, adding that this is the first time the stout has been used with grains

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Have you ever thought about what the best kinds of Halloween candy are that go well with a local brew? You can find out at the third annual beer and Halloween candy pairing at Rockingham Brewing Co. (1 Corporate Park Drive, Unit 1, Derry) on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. At this unticketed event, brewery co-owner Ali Leleszi said a pre-selected flight of five Rockingham beers will be paired with a “flight” of different Hallow-

een candies. Full pairing details are still being ironed out as of press time, but Leleszi said attendees can expect a wide variety of flavors. “It will be everything from rich and chocolatey candies to light and fruity gummy candies, and then big Imperial stouts to session IPAs,” she said. Visit rockinghambrewing.com, find them on Facebook @rockinghambrewing or call 216-2324 for more details.

starting on Nov. 7, according to sales and marketing manager Brian Parda. It contains a blend of pale, chocolate and roasted malts, along with lactose and an Ecuadorian cocoa powder sourced with the help of Tango-Lowy. Parda described the stout as having a well-balanced natural chocolate flavor with a silky smooth mouthfeel. About 2 and a half pounds of cocoa powder are used per 31-gallon barrel. “The raw cocoa powder has no sugar, so it helps balance it all out,” he said. “It’s great by itself and with food.” For some of the richest chocolatey cocktails around in the Granite State, there is the Adult Chocolate Milk from The Farm Bar & Grille in Manchester and Dover. The drink blends chocolate milk with Forbidden Secret dark mocha cream and white cream vodkas. The Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford and Salem, and The Red Blazer Restaurant and Pub in Concord have fun takes on chocolate drinks of their own — you can get a chocolate “maltini” at the Copper Door, which features chocolate vodka and Ovaltine, or the Snickers mudslide at The Red Blazer, blending ice cream with double chocolate vodka and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. The Puritan Backroom in Manchester is known for its mudslides, which come in nearly a dozen flavors, from

Milky Way, Snickers and Almond Joy, to espresso, churro and maple. If you want to easily add the taste of chocolate into your own drinks at home, Loon Chocolate now offers a do-it-yourself “Elixir Kit,” or what Watson calls an alcohol-infusion kit. “It’s a 750-milliliter whiskey bottle that we put our roasted cacao nibs in,” Watson said. “You basically let it sit for about two to three weeks and then pour it directly over ice to mix with your favorite cocktail. … It gives your drink a really intense dark chocolate flavor.” The kit, available to purchase at the Manchester Craft Market at the Mall of New Hampshire, and also online through Loon Chocolate’s website, has become a popular gift giving product, even including a martini recipe on its tags. But Watson added that it can also be blended with whiskey, bourbon, rum or vodka. There is no sugar in the bottle, allowing you to control the sweetness to whatever your preferences are. “You can do a coffee liqueur with it, or maybe like a mocha martini. Your palate is what drives the sweetness level,” he said. “It’s something different, and a really fun opportunity for people … to look at cacao nibs in a different way.”

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Need an excuse to buy some candy? Today is Halloween, with most area towns holding their trick-or-treats tonight. Find a complete list of trickor-treat times on page 13 of last week’s issue of the Hippo. (Check your town’s website for any changes, as some towns have rescheduled trick-or-treat times due to weather.) If you won’t be going door to door or handing out candy, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the spooky season. Find information on a Halloween-themed film screening, theatrical production and more starting on page 18. And while many area bars and restaurants held their Halloween-themed events last weekend, there are still plenty of chances for grown-ups to get dressed up and have fun tonight and at events through Saturday, Nov. 2. Find listings for those events starting on page 20. The fun also continues this weekend for the many area haunted houses that are still open (see page 16). To read back issues, go to hippopress.com and 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. Or, from our home page, click on “past issues” to find the PDFs.

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Jewelry, wood crafts, paintings, wrought iron, quilting, floral arrangements, cards and photos, dried flowers, scarves, stained glass, knitted and crochet items, and raffles.


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Queen City Improv will perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road in Concord; hatboxnh.com, 715-2315). Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315.

Spend some time participating in the annual Concord Bird Challenge, which runs today through Sunday inside the city limits of Concord. Birders at the event have clocked 124 species, with 93 seen in 2013, according to the New Hampshire Audubon website. The event is free and open to birders of all levels; contact Pam Hunt at biodiva@ myfairpoint.net to sign up. See nhaudubon.org.

EAT: Pizza The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; childrens-museum.org, 742-2002) will hold its annual Pizzafest on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets purchased online in advance cost $10 for adults, $7 for kids ages 3 to 10 and children under 3 get in for free. Eat pizza from a variety of local restaurants and vote for your favorites. Tickets will also be on sale at the door for $12 for adults and $9 for kids on the day of the event.



Saturday, Nov. 2

The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester; currier.org, 669-6144) will celebrate its centennial with “Roaring ‘20s at the Currier” tonight from 7 to 11 p.m. The museum is encouraging period attire for the evening, which will include music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, a prosecco toast and more, according to the website. Tickets cost $75 if purchased online in advance and $100 (if available) at the door.

DRINK: Some new wines Try a few sips of some new wines at the Saturday wine and cheese tasting at WineNot Boutique (221 Main St. in Nashua; winenotboutique.com), which will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Soak in some 1980s musical goodness with Heartbeat City, which plays tonight starting at 9:30 p.m. at Peddler’s Daughter (48 Main St. in Nashua; thepeddlersdaughter.com). Find more live music at area bars and restaurants in our Music This Week listing, which starts on page 46.

BE MERRY: With other adults (and baby) New parents can see a grown-up movie in a theater with other adults on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. for BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St. in Concord; redrivertheatres.org, 2244600). The movie (which will be picked by the assembled group) will be played at lower volume with brighter theater lights but won’t necessarily be kid-friendly and is meant for babies less than a year old, the website said. Tickets cost $9 (for the bigs).


ARTS Freedom of art

Exhibition explores civic engagement in light of NH primaries By Angie Sykeny


As New Hampshire gears up to host the nation’s first presidential primary in February, the Currier Museum of Art explores politics through a new exhibition, “We Are For Freedoms,” which opened Oct. 26 and will run through March 1. Created in partnership with the national artist collective For Freedoms, the exhibition looks at issues of civic engagement like values, place and patriotism, without taking a political stance. In addition to the exhibition there will be public art installations around Manchester and a series of “Town Hall” programs at the museum. For Freedoms was inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms declared by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. According to the For Freedoms website, the group, “through non-partisan nationwide programming, [uses] art as a vehicle for participation to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values,” and is “a hub for artists, arts partners, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life.” The Currier started planning the exhibition with For Freedoms a couple of years ago in anticipation of the upcoming presidential primaries. “We thought it’d be the perfect time to work with them, so we invited them to be artists-in-residence at the museum, and it evolved into a larger project,” said Samantha Cataldo, the Currier Museum’s curator of contemporary art. The main piece of the exhibition is a 35-foot-long, 15-foot-high mural made up of more than 80 photographs taken by For

A portion of the Four Freedoms Photographs Mural, Design by Wyatt Gallery and Rashad Rastam, 2018 mural of 75 of 86 versions. Photos courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms.

Freedoms artists and other community activists. The photographs are 21st-century reimaginings of Norman Rockwell’s original Four Freedoms paintings. “The photos were created like the iconic set [of paintings] but reflect the diversity of America today much more so than [Rockwell did] when he painted them in 1943,” said Evan Walsh, the exhibitions manager from For Freedoms who has been working with the museum on the exhibition. “It still reflects the core ideals about those civil liberties today.” Additionally, “We Are For Freedoms” features a campaign headquarters-like work space where visitors can interact with the exhibition. “There will be prompts and ways for the audience to contribute their voices to the discussion,” Cataldo said. “[Through] participation and being creative, we want people to think about new ways they can

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engage in their own community during this time as New Hampshire looks to the primaries.” The second piece of the exhibition is a series of all-new public art related to the exhibition, created by local and national artists, displayed on digital billboards, walls and bus shelters around Manchester. “We Are For Freedoms” Where: Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester When: Now through March 1 Admission: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for children ages 13 through 17, $10 for museum members Visit: currier.org “We Are For Freedoms” public art sites Massabesic Traffic circle digital billboard On Beech Street side of Currier Museum of Art

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Includes listings for gallery events, ongoing exhibits and classes. To Includes listings, shows, auditions, workshops and more. get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. To get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. Art Events • HOLLIS ARTS SOCIETY 12TH ANNIVERSARY ART SHOW It will feature oil and acrylic paintings, fiber art, silver jewelry and more. It’s free and open to the public. Sat., Nov. 9, and Sun., Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. Lawrence Barn (28 Depot Road, Hollis). Visit hollisartssocietynh.com. In the Galleries • “THE FOUNTAIN OF TRABAZON: ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY JULIE PEPPER” Mariposa Museum (26 Main St.,

Peterborough). Now through Oct. 31. Visit mariposamuseum.org or call 924-4555. • VICTORIA AND LAWRENCE ELBROCH A printmaking and photography duo are the featured artists. Through October. Exeter Fine Crafts (61 Water St., Exeter). Visit exeterfinecrafts.com. • “LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER Father-anddaughter artist duo Douglas Richards and Laura Aldridge have an exhibit of their paintings. Now through Oct. 31. Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (54


Portsmouth St., Concord). Call 225-9062. • “HELLO, DEAR ENEMY! PICTURE BOOKS FOR PEACE AND HUMANITY” The collection of 65 picture books and more than 40 posters with illustrations and quotes explores children’s books from around the world that deal with the trauma of war, displacement, prejudice and other forms of oppression. Now through Oct. 31. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough. Visit mariposamuseum.org or call 924-4555. • “DIFFERENT AS DAY AND NIGHT: GLIMPSES OF

“Thousands [of people] will see this artwork and have their interest piqued, so even if they never make it to the museum to see the exhibit, it will stimulate this greater conversation and get people thinking,” Cataldo said. The third piece is a series of four monthly “Town Hall” events held at the museum November through February, free and open to the public, where people can discuss the themes brought up in the exhibition on a more local level. “It’s a way to expand the conversation to include topics that are important to the city of Manchester and to New Hampshire, [such as] immigration … and the opioid epidemic,” Cataldo said. “It’s not so much about politics, but more of a human-centered discussion about how people can become more civically engaged.” Walsh said “We Are For Freedoms” is “very intentional with its timing” and is an important exhibition to have during “a divisive moment in our nation,” meaning the primaries. “It’s not about who wins or loses,” he said. “Rather than just staying in our separate [political] corners, we can come together to have these difficult conversations and talk about what we all want for our nation.”

A COLORFUL COASTAL LIFE” Featuring new works by Ann Trainor Domingue. Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery (15 N. Amherst Road, Bedford). Now through Nov. 9. Visit sullivanframing.com. • “4 THE LOVE OF PASTEL” Featuring pastel landscapes, still lifes and wildlife paintings by four artists. Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis). Oct. 4 through Nov. 4. Visit wildsalamander.com. • “DEVOLVE” An exhibition featuring the work of visual artist Andy Mauery. 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth). Oct. 4

Veterans Park and SNHU Arena area bus shelters “We Are For Freedoms” Town Halls Free and open to all Freedom from Fear - Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. Freedom from Want - Sunday, Dec. 8, 2. p.m. Freedom of Speech - Monday, Jan. 20, 2. p.m. Freedom of Worship - Thursday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m.

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Includes symphony and orchestral performances. To get listed, e-mail arts@hippopress.com. through Nov. 11. Visit 3sarts.org. • “THE SHAKERS AND THE MODERN WORLD: A COLLABORATION WITH CANTERBURY” Special exhibition. Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester). Oct. 12 through Feb. 16. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. • “IT’S PASTEL” The Pastel Society of New Hampshire’s 11th annual national juried exhibit. More than 80 paintings from artists across the country will be on display. Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery (10 Middle St., Ports-

mouth). Oct. 25 through Nov. 30. Visit pastelsocietynh.com. • NEW HAMPSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION 20TH ANNUAL JOAN L. DUNFEY EXHIBITION Oct. 30 through Dec. 1 at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth. Visit nhartassociation.org. • FLOOR VAN DE VELDE: VARIATIONS ON COLORFIELDS Features light sculptures that explore energy in color. McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester). Oct. 31 through Dec. 21. Visit snhu.edu



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• Cartoon animator visits: Famed animator, director, producer and storyboard artist Ron Campbell will visit Creative Framing Solutions (83R Hanover St., Manchester) for a solo art show on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Campbell, now 80 years old, is one of the last surviving artists of the golden age of Saturday morning television. Throughout his 50-year career, he was the director of the Beatles 1960s Saturday Morning Cartoon series and animator of the film Yellow Submarine, and he was involved in the production of Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, George of the Jungle, Yogi Bear and many others. Campbell will discuss his work and have original cartoon paintings for sale. Visit beatlescartoonartshow.com. • Pastel show and open call: The Whitty Gallery at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis) has an exhibition, “4 the Love of Pastel,” featuring soft pastel landscapes, still lifes and wildlife paintings by four award-winning New England artists, on view now through Nov. 4. Additionally, the Whitty Gallery is having an open call for art for its community holiday gift-giving art show “Good Things Come in Small Packages.” Regional and local artists, teachers and students in all media and subjects are welcome to submit their original artwork. Drop-off dates are Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show, which will run Nov. 8 through Dec. 22, was designed to encourage affordable and creative gift-giving for the holiday sea-

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• PAM TARBELL Artist exhibits. Durham Public Library (49 Madbury Road, Durham) Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Visit pamtarbell.com. • FALL EXHIBITION The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association presents. Furniture Masters’ Gallery (49 S. Main St., Concord). Now through Dec. 9. Visit furnituremasters.org. • BRUCE MCCOLL: NEW PAINTINGS Labelle Winery in Portsmouth (104 Congress St.). Now through Jan. 6, 2020. Visit sullivanframing.com. • MATRYOSHKA NESTED DOLLS PROGRAM Presenter Marina Forbes will talk about the history of traditional Russian nested dolls, one of the country’s most treasured creations. Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140.

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son with meaningful and accessible gifts. Visit wildsalamander.com. • Prestigious art show: The New Hampshire Art Association hosts its 20th annual open juried Joan L. Dunfey exhibition now through Dec. 1, at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (136 State St., Portsmouth), with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. “More or Less” is this year’s theme for this pretigous show curated by Juror Inez McDermott, who chose 75 artworks in all media from 194 entries. Both NHAA members and non-members were invited to compete in the jurying process. McDermott has been a professor of art history at New England College since 2000. She has curated major exhibitions in museums in the region, most recently “Mount Washington, The Crown of New England,” (2017) at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. The show honors Joan L. Dunfey, who died in 1998. Dunfey was a Seacoast resident and patron of the arts, and her estate provided the funding for the Joan L. Dunfey Fund for the Arts through the New Hampshire Charitable Fund that supports exhibit. Winning artists will receive $800 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place. Visit nhartassociation.org. — Angie Sykeny

• ROOM FOR MEMORY Featuring the work of Heather Morgan. 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth). Nov. 22 through Jan. 5, 2020. Visit 3sarts.org. Openings • NEW HAMPSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION 20TH ANNUAL JOAN L. DUNFEY EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Fri., Nov. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth. Visit nhartassociation.org. • FLOOR VAN DE VELDE: VARIATIONS ON COLORFIELDS OPENING RECEPTION Features light sculptures that explore energy in color. McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester). Thurs., Nov. 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Visit snhu.edu

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Workshops/classes • FAIRY HOUSE WORKSHOP All ages are welcome. All materials will be provided. Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m. Andres Institute of Art, 106 Route 13, Brookline. $20 per person. Visit andresinstitute.org. Theater Productions •​ LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Teen Company presents. Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, with showtimes on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472. • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Bedford Off Broadway presents. Oct. 25 through Nov. 3, with showtimes on Friday and Sat-




Notes from the theater scene

• Flashdance runs at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) now through Nov. 17, with showtimes on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., and an additional show on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Based on the 1983 film, the musical tells the story of Alex, a welder by day and a “flash dancer” by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. It features hit songs like “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll” and, of course, “Flashdance.” Tickets cost $25 to $46. Visit palacetheatre.org. •​ Two at the Hatbox: Queen City Improv performs at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Then, Ottercat Productions presents its first 24-hour Play Festival at the Hatbox Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday evening before the show, local theater artists, including directors, playwrights and performers, will gather, pick their actors from a hat and spend all night writing short plays. They will deliver their plays to the producer by 7 a.m. Sunday. On Sunday the crews will meet to rehearse and polish their pieces. Then, on Sunday night, they will perform. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315.



urday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Bedford Old Town Hall, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students, kids and seniors. Visit bedfordoffbroadway.com • FLASHDANCE Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester). Oct. 25 through Nov. 17, with showtimes on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., and an additional show on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 to $46. Visit palacetheatre. org. • QUEEN CITY IMPROV Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord). Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315. • ASSASSINS Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents. Nov. 7 through Nov. 16, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $16 to $44. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472. • POLTER-HEIST A murder

The Forgotten Kingdom comes to the Stockbridge Theatre. Courtesy photo.

•​ Sand performance: The Forgotten Kingdom comes to the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up to bring to life Sephardi women’s voices and stories lost to war. Simonova works with sand imagery in real time, crafting a narrative driven by the Ensemble’s evocative music and radio-drama-style storytelling. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. •​ Open auditions: Cue Zero Theatre Company will have auditions for its production of The Importance of Being Earnest at Kreiva Academy Public Charter School (470 Pine St., Manchester) on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. Call-backs will be on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Those auditioning should prepare a comedic monologue no longer than two minutes and be prepared to read from the script. They should also bring a theatrical resume and headshot. Visit cztheatre.com. — Angie Sykeny

mystery comedy presented by​ Lend Me a Theater. Fri., Nov. 8, at Bedford Town Hall (24 N. Amherst Road, Bedford); Fri., Nov. 15, and Sat., Nov. 16, at the DoubleTree Hotel (700 Elm St., Manchester); and Sat., Nov. 23, at the Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St., Derry). Visit lendmeatheater. com. • “BAD REPUTATION” Lady Luck Burlesque presents. Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord). Fri., Nov. 8, and Sat., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315. •​ LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL The Peacock Players will perform. Court Street Theatre (14 Court ​St., Nashua) Nov. 15 through Nov. 24, with showtimes on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit peacockplayers.org. • GOBLIN MARKET Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater presents. Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord). Nov. 15 through Nov. 24, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,

and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315. Classical Music Events • BACH & PURCELL Symphony NH presents. Sat., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. Tickets cost $10 to $52, free for youth. Visit symphonynh.org. “TALES OF • TCHAIKOVSKY” The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra presents, featuring pianist Brigham Parker. Interlakes Community Auditorium (1 Laker Lane, Meredith). Sat., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Visit lrso.org. • “SYMPHONIES OF SONG” Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performs. Sun., Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $25 to $35 for adults, $20 for students and $30 max for seniors. Visit themusichall.org.


Statewide artisan studio tour features new craft event By Angie Sykeny


Get a jump on holiday shopping and explore New Hampshire’s creative side during NH Open Doors, a statewide, self-guided tour where artists, craftspeople and business owners open their doors to the public, offering tours, demonstrations, tastings and handmade items for sale. This year’s tour, happening Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, will feature around 80 stops throughout the state, plus a new event hosted by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in Portsmouth called CRAFTED, where there will be more than 40 craftsmen booths, New Hampshire-made spirits and cocktails and restaurant tastings, all in one place. “The League doesn’t have [a location] in Portsmouth, so we saw this as an opportunity to bring the League to the Seacoast and to build on [Open Doors] and include more artists,” said Miriam Carter, executive director of the League, which hosts Open Doors. “It’s going to be a wonderful combination of crafts, food and distilled goods, and a great opportunity to start holiday shopping.” Fine art, woodwork, photography, sculpture, hand-blown and stained glass, pottery and

new people, and that usually — hopefully — [involves] revenue for them,” Carter added. Open Doors is also an opportunity for attendees to meet the artists, have conversations with them and learn about their processes. “It’s an educational and enriching experience,” Carter said. You can find and print a full list of participating locations or search for locations by region and category at nhopendoors.com. The website also has suggested driving routes and itineraries to help you plan your trip. “You create your own adventurous weekend,” Carter said. “You can pick the individual places that you want to go to; you can make it a multi-day or single-day event; but my advice is to keep your day open and let it unfold, because a conversation with one person may Ann Domingue at a previous NH Open Doors. Courtesy photo. lead you to change your course, so just have fun and let yourself be led to where you’re ceramics, jewelry and fiber arts are just some ticipating in the tour. “Open Doors has allowed me to reach peo- meant to go.” of the arts and crafts that will be featured on ple who haven’t been aware of my work and the tour. Ann Domingue of Goffstown calls her helps me to expose my work to a new audiNH Open Doors acrylic and watercolor paintings, which are pri- ence,” she said. “It’s always been a positive Where: Statewide marily coastal scenes, “uncommon, friendly, thing for me to participate in, and something When: Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3 contemporary art.” She’ll be showing and sell- to do on top of the marketing efforts that I do Cost: Free, except for the CRAFTED event, ing her small sketches, original works, prints throughout the year.” which is $8 to $15 for admission. “It’s really important for these artists to and notecards at her home and studio during Visit: nhopendoors.com Open Doors. This will be her fourth year par- get more exposure and to open their doors to

Participants The following is a list of participants in the southern New Hampshire area doing special events or promotions during Open Doors weekend. See the event website for a full list of participants statewide. • Art 3 Gallery (44 West Brook St., Manchester, 668-6650, art3gallery.com) will have an opening reception for its fall/winter exhibition “Time for a Change,” with refreshments and a chance to meet with the artists. Hours are Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Brookford Farm (250 West Road, Canterbury, 742-4084, brookfordfarm.com) will have farm tours, farm animals and free samples in its farm store. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Canterbury Turnings (235 Baptist Road, Canterbury, 783-9015, canterburyturnings.com) will offer tours of the shop and have bowl-turning demonstrations. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • The Cider Mill Gallery (24 Francestown Road, New Boston, 487-5522, find it on Facebook) will have demonstrations, hot cider and fresh goodies. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days. • Cold Garden Spirits (337 Shaker Road, Canterbury, 491-4400, coldgardenspirits.com) will offer tastings and tours. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Cornerstone Design at Twiggs Gallery (254 King St., Boscawen, 796-2899, cornerstoned-

esignnh.com) will feature more than 25 artists and craftsmen, plus a demonstration on Sunday and free make-and-take projects for all ages. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • CRAFTED League of NH Craftsmen Event (Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, 224-3375, nhcrafts.org) will feature more than 40 booths featuring juried League members, plus locally made spirits and cocktails and restaurant tastings. Tickets cost $8 for general admission or $15 for admission with three drink tickets. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • The Craftworkers’ Guild (5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, 472-8109, thecraftworkersguild. org) will have spinning and rug braiding demonstrations, fiber prep information and crafts for kids on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Creative Community Space (218 Main St., Epping, 502-4562, creativecommunityspace. com) will have a storyteller at noon on Saturday and Sunday. • Dave Designs (439 Dearborn Road, Auburn, 494-3692, facebook.com/davedesignswoodworking) will have demonstrations, tours and wine and refreshments. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Der Markt at Marklin/Windhover Farm (28 Riverside Drive, Contoocook, 746-5442, facebook.com/dermarktatmarklin) will have a Windhover Farm honey tasting and bee talk on Saturday at 1 p.m., and a book signing with Tomie DePaola on Sunday at 1 p.m.

• Es Cards Go... ink/The Picket Fence Gift Shop (4 Francestown Turnpike, Mont Vernon, 930-9340, escardsgoink@comcast.net) will have a fire going with refreshments, holiday music and an artisan basket raffle. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days. • Fox Country Smoke House (164 Briar Bush Road, Canterbury, 783-4405, bill@foxnh.com) will have tours and free samples. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. • Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co. (13 North Main St., Concord, 228-1101, clothingnh.com) will offer personal styling plus drinks and treats. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • League of NH Craftsmen Concord Fine Craft Gallery (36 North Main St., Concord, 228-8171, concord.nhcrafts.org) will have raffle drawings. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. • League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery (279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-7920, meredith.nhcrafts.org) will have a demonstration by Aaron Clapp, who will use unusual pieces of wood from New Hampshire forests to create hand-carved wooden spoons. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. • Luci Lesmerises Fine Art (12 Hersey St., Bedford, 668-0816, lucilesmerises.com) will have refreshments and door prizes. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Mont Vernon Artisans (1 S. Main St., Mont Vernon, mvartisans14@gmail.com, mvartisans. wordpress.com) will have refreshments and raffles. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days. • Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com) will have store specials and opportunities to try the pottery wheel. Hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Sussy-Rose Shields Jewelry Studio (35 Howard St., Wilton, 654-5310, sussyroseshields.com) will have demonstrations and an opportunity to make your own ornament out of copper. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. • thisbirdsabsurd (246 Birch Hill Road, Warner, 949-244-8204, thisbirdsabsurd.com) will have prize drawings. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Warner Historical Society (10 W. Main St., Warner, 456-2437, warnerhistorical.org) will transform its historic rooms into art studios for regional artists and artisans who will discuss and demonstrate how they create their art and offer their creative works for sale. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • The Voice of Clay (16 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Brookline, 672-2626, voiceofclay.com) will have pottery throwing demos and refreshments. Build your own small bowl at 2 p.m., both days. Get your Being Pickity book signed by the creators of Pickity Place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., on Saturday. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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The weekend starts early with Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31, when most area towns hold their trick-or-treat. Find a complete list of trickor-treat times on page 13 of last week’s issue of the Hippo.To read back issues, go to hippopress.com and 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. Or, from our home page, click on “past issues” to find the PDFs. Beyond your own neighborhood, find trickor-treat fun at Manchester City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza) on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m., where kids can collect treats including a free book from the Bookmobile. Visit manchesternh.gov. Hillsborough’s Trunk or Treat is happening on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hillsborough-Deering Middle School (6 Hillcat Drive in Hillsborough). Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated trunk. Auburn’s third annual Trunk or Treat event is happening at the Auburn Safety Complex (55 Eaton Hill Road) on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.See auburnnh.us.

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Andres Institute of Art (106 Route 13 in Brookline; andresinstitute.org) will hold a fairyhouse making workshop, all ages welcome, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per person and natural materials will be provided.

Register online. At the Currier Art Center (180 Pearl St. in Manchester; currier.org, 669-6144), kids ages 5 and up with an adult can sign up for the oneday “Day to Play: Monster Mugs” program on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., where kids can make their own monster-themed mugs from clay. The cost is $25; register online.

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This month’s Super Stellar Friday at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 Institute Drive in Concord; starhop.com, 271-7827) features a discussion on “Unveiling the Mysteries of the Zodiac,” which will feature a planetarium theater presentation, according to the website. The program begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The cost for the evening is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors and $8.50 for children 12 and under. If skies are clear, the observatory will be open and members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be outside the center with telescopes for a free skywatch, the website said. Admission costs $3 per person after 3 p.m. as part of a “first Friday” program at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; childrens-museum.org, 742-2002) on Nov. 1. The museum is open until 7 p.m. on First Fridays of each month, which corresponds with the monthly Dover Art Walk which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Find a list of special deals during the Art Walk at doverartwalk.com. Or head to the museum on Saturday, Nov. 2, for Pizzafest, which will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets purchased online in advance cost $10 for adults, $7 for kids ages 3 to 10 and children under 3 get in for free. Eat pizza from a variety of local restaurants and vote for your favorites. Tickets will also be on sale at the door for $12 for adults and $9 for kids on the day of the event.


Hi Donna, Many years ago, my grandfather was self-employed as an HVAC technician. He had a customer that gave him this item as partial payment for his work. There are no apparent markings. It’s about 12” tall and 6.5” wide at the mouth and base. Do you have any suggestions for appraisal or selling of this piece? Cathy from Manchester Dear Cathy, The pitcher is an Asian piece, most likely from Japan. It can be tough to specifically identify it without any markings but the style and design are not uncommon for work from Japan. It’s most likely from the 1920s and probably went with cups or part of an even larger set of dishes. It has a moriage style (which is the gold beading and trim). It could be Nippon (if you want to do more research, that’s something to look into). But the bottom line is that it was a mass-produced style and design and

values are minimal. If you like it and keep searching you will find other pieces to match. If you’re going to sell it I would think it’s in the $30 range, but it might be tough to find a buyer. I wish Courtesy photo. I could have given you better news, but I hope this was helpful and thank you for sharing. Donna Welch has spent more than 30 years in the antiques and collectibles field, appraising and instructing, and recently closed the physical location of From Out Of The Woods Antique Center (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com) but is still doing some buying and selling. She is a member of The New Hampshire Antiques Dealer Association. If you have questions about an antique or collectible send a clear photo and information to Donna at footwdw@aol.com, or call her at 391-6550 or 624-8668.


Calling all craft connoisseurs Craft season fast approaches By Travis R. Morin tmorin@hippopress.com

As the holiday season approaches, craft fairs are popping up across the state, at local schools, churches, libraries and other community hubs. Just one of the craft fairs coming up this weekend is the 15th annual Holiday Market at the Atkinson Community Center in Atkinson on Saturday, Nov. 2. Hosted by the Friends of the Kimball Library, the annual market will feature up to 25 vendor tables carrying items like handmade jewelry, maple syrup, pottery, knitted items, baked goods and holiday decorations. The Friends of the Library will have a cafe where you can grab a sandwich, soup, chili and more. “I’m sure another one will come in because they always do,” event contact Shirly Reed said, noting that 24 vendors have signed up thus far. “We have people come in as close as three days before, but we always aim for 25 and so far we’ve always been fortunate enough to get them.” The Holiday Market will also feature 18 raffle baskets filled with premium goodies. “They are outstanding,” Reed said. “They are extremely full and probably value at over $300 each.” Here are the fairs coming up this week: • The 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Craft Fair will feature more than 40 crafters offering handmade items, a Chinese auction, baked goods and a kitchen serving meals, drinks and snacks. Friday, Nov. 1, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mastricola Upper Elementary School, 26 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack. Free admission. Email Peter Gendron at pjgendron@comcast.net. • The First Church Congregational Winter Faire will feature a beef stew supper, a blueberry pancake breakfast, crafts and more. Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3. (supper is Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., breakfast is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon; winning raffle tickets will be drawn on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m.). First Church Congregational, 63 S. Main St., Rochester. Visit first-ucc.net. • The First Church of Nashua Holiday Fair will feature more than 250 handcrafted Christmas and holiday items, plus a silent auction, a bake sale, lunch items for sale and more. Friday, Nov. 1, 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Church of Nashua, 1 Concord St., Nashua. Free and open to the public. Email Barbara Stone at babsrn18@aol.com. • The Gateways Community Services Fall Craft Fair will be on Friday, Nov. 1, noon to 4 p.m at the Gateways Community Services, 144 Canal St., Nashua. Free admission (sales on items are cash only). Visit gatewayscs.org. • The Bedford High School Handmade Fair celebrates local artists and artisans and will benefit the Manchester Animal Shelter. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road, Bedford. Visit facebook.com/ bedfordhandmade.

• The annual Holiday Peddlers Market fair will feature crafters, artisans, fine food purveyors and more. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., Atkinson. Free admission. Email zvan1234@comcast.net. • The Snowman Craft Fair will include a variety of holiday crafts and handmade items at this annual event, plus a silent auction, refreshments and more. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow. Call the church office at 224-0884. • The New Hampshire Veterans Home Annual Holiday Craft Fair (139 Winter Street, Tilton) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature 39 vendors selling handmade crafts, including jewelry, wooden toys and signs, sewn items, soaps, and holiday decorations. Snacks and light refreshments as well as homemade soups, chili and grilled cheese sandwiches will be available for sale. Visit nh.gov/veterans. • Join St. Anthony of Padua Parish for its Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Anthony Community Center (148 Belmont St., Manchester). There will be a penny sale, homemade crafts, a bake sale, ham and turkey raffles and more. Visit stanthonyofpaduanh.org. • There will be a Christmas Craft Fair at Ste. Marie Parish (378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Montminy Hall. Visit enterthenarrowgate.org. • The Hampstead Mother’s Club’s 34th annual craft fair is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Hampstead Middle School (28 School St.). The fair will feature more than 80 jury-selected crafters, plus food, kids activities and more. Visit hampsteadmothersclub.org. • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (Route 4, Northwood) will be hosting its annual holiday craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature a raffle, baked goods and refreshments for sale, in addition to a variety of local handmade crafts. Visit coebrown.org. • There will be a holiday craft fair in the gymnasium of Mount Saint Mary Academy (2291 Elm St., Manchester) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit mtstmaryacademy.com. • Join the Alvirne Friends of Music for its fall craft and vendor fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Alvirne High School (200 Derry Road, Hudson). There will be handmade crafts, local vendors, baked goods, raffle baskets and refreshments. See Facebook for details. • The Boy Scouts of America’s Troop 101 will hold its annual craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Raymond High School (45 Harriman Hill Road). There will be more than 75 craft vendors, plus hot cocoa and food for sale. Visit facebook.com/troop101craftfair. • Join the Goffstown Lions Club for its annual craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Admission is $2 per person free for ages 12 and under. Visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/goffstown/page-8.php.

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The easiest crop I grow every year is garlic. I plant it in October, mulch it well, and harvest it in early August. That’s it. If it’s well mulched, I don’t even have to weed the bed more than once or twice. Plus, I use this year’s harvest to plant next year’s crop, so it’s free. Each year my garlic crop gets better as I use the best of this year’s harvest to plant next year’s crop. My garlic is well adapted to my soil and climate. If you want to grow garlic but don’t have any for planting, you can buy some “seed garlic” online, or you can check with a local farm stand for garlic you can plant. Don’t use grocery store garlic. Much commercial garlic has been treated with chemicals to prevent sprouting, and most grocery store garlic is the wrong kind for planting in New England. Some of it is from China, and I avoid anything grown in China, due to concerns about toxic chemicals used there. There are two basic categories of garlic: soft neck garlic and hard neck garlic. Grocery store garlic is usually soft neck, the kind you see braided and hung up in Italian restaurants. It is less hardy than hard neck garlic, a bit bland and less interesting to cook with. Here in New England we should plant hard neck garlic, which has a stiff “scape” or stem that starts in the middle of the bulb, and grows up as the stalk and produces a flower in July. The fresh scapes can be cut and used in sauces or omelets. To plant garlic, begin by selecting a bed in full sunshine. Weed it well and make sure the soil is loose and fluffy. In a bed 24 to 30 inches wide I plant three rows of garlic. I make furrows with a hand tool or hoe and add some organic fertilizer which I then stir into the soil. Divide a bulb of garlic into individual cloves for planting. Mine vary from four or five cloves per bulb up to a dozen. Most have six or eight cloves per bulb. I plant my cloves a hand’s width apart, which is about 5 inches. I push each bulb into the soil so that the bottom of the clove is about 3 inches deep, or with the tips 2 inches from the soil surface. When I plant the second row I stagger the cloves so that they are not lined up with the first row. In the third row I match the cloves with those in the first row. Staggering the bulbs insures a little extra space between bulbs. When all are in the soil I push soil over the cloves and pat the soil down with my hands. If your soil is sandy or a heavy clay, adding some compost before planting is good. The last step is mulching your bed. You can use straw or mulch hay. Straw should not have any seeds, but it is much more expensive to buy, usually more than $10 per bale. Mulch hay is just hay for cows that got wet and is no longer tasty to them. It should be under $5 per bale.

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Take a section of a bale and shake it over the bed. It will fall apart and spread out. I put 8 to 12 inches of loose hay or straw over the bed. By spring it will have compacted to 3 inches of mulch, and the garlic will grow right through it, but weeds won’t. The mulch will keep the soil warm for a while this fall, which is good. The garlic needs to grow roots and get established before the soil freezes. Sometimes garlic will send up a green shoot in the fall. When this happens, gardeners write me, asking if their garlic will suffer if it grows in the fall. Nope. The frost will kill the greenery, but not harm its potential, come spring. Garlic has many uses. Not only will it scare away vampires, it is an important ingredient in many dishes. And it can be used medicinally. Vermont herbalist Rosemary Gladstar is famous for her fire cider recipe. This concoction is used to help prevent colds and other winter plagues. It contains garlic, raw apple cider, horseradish, hot peppers and other natural ingredients. It can have quite a kick, depending on how you make it. Rosemary Gladstar and a group of her colleagues and students have put together a lovely book called Fire Cider! 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar published in 2019. Nearly every one of the recipes includes garlic. What else is garlic food for? Here is my recipe for garlic bread, which is good with almost any dinner: Crush two to three cloves of garlic in a press, and mix with a stick of butter that is soft and slightly warm. Add 3 tablespoons of grated Romano or Parmesan cheese and ½ teaspoon of tarragon, and mix with a fork. Slather liberally on sliced Italian or French bread, wrap in aluminum foil, and heat in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Consume! If you don’t have a vegetable garden, plant some in a flower bed. The scapes in mid-summer are curly and stiff, and great in flower arrangements. So get some garlic, plant some, eat some and stay healthy! Email Henry if you are interested in joining him on a Viking Cruise from Paris to Normandy and back next June. He’s at henry. homeyer@comcast.net or PO Box 364, Cornish Flat, NH 03746.


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Dear Car Talk: My newly acquired 2018 Nissan Rogue was vandalized. Late at night, after returning to my car in a parking lot, we discovered a massive gas spill By Ray Magliozzi and odor around the car. Then we noticed gas was coming out from under our car. A tow was ordered, and the fire department dispatched. There was gas everywhere! I was questioned: “Did you run over something?” I hadn’t. After the gas had stopped seeping, the car was towed to a mechanic. The mechanic called the next morning and said, “Someone crawled underneath your car, used an 1/8-inch drill bit and made a hole in your tank!” Wow. Now, six weeks later, my car has yet to be repaired. Though at a reputable repair shop, a gas tank for such a new car is just not available! It’s been back-ordered for six weeks. I wait patiently each week for an update from the mechanic (which they duly provide), and the last communication was that “the tank is now on its way from Tennessee!” This has been a most agonizing and upsetting, not to mention inconvenient, ordeal. I had the car barely four months when this happened.

Have you heard of this? I’ve been told that because it’s such a new car, Nissan would not just have gas tanks sitting around for replacement. Does that sound legit? Please provide any thoughts on this senseless crime. — Rita Well, it’s unfortunate that these knuckleheads didn’t decide to smoke a cigarette while they were drilling into your gas tank. Then you could’ve gotten a brand-new 2020 Rogue. There’s probably no waiting for those. What these criminals did was obnoxious, and the result of a bad upbringing. But I’m not sure it’s completely senseless, Rita. My guess is that somebody needed gas. They probably had a 5-gallon gas can or an empty 2-liter soda bottle. So, they drilled a hole in your tank, took whatever they could and then ran away, leaving the rest to spill out on the ground. It’s a rotten thing to do to another person, but that’s my guess as to what happened. And the explanation for why there are no replacement tanks available does sound legit. There really is little to no reason for Nissan to stock gas tanks for brand-new cars. There’s simply no demand for them. Because of where the gas tank is located — tucked safely away from the perimeter of the car — if you had an accident that crushed your gas tank, replacing the gas tank would be the least of your problems. The car would be totaled.

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• Festive eats: Enjoy local food, craft beer and wine at the third annual Fall Festivus, happening at the Eagle Square Atrium (7 Eagle Square, Concord) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of sweet and savory options from local restaurants, like chicken tenders, antipasto skewers, macaroni and cheese, assorted dips and crackers, cannoli chips, pumpkin doughnuts and more. Additionally, more than a half dozen breweries, wineries and other drink purveyors based in the Granite State will be providing pouring samples. Other features of Fall Festivus will include a cash bar, live music and more than 60 silent auction and raffle items. Tickets are $25 per person through Nov. 1, and $35 per person after Nov. 1 and at the door (event is 21+ only). All proceeds will benefit the Junior Service League of Concord. Visit jslconcord.org or read our story in the Oct. 24 edition of the Hippo for more details on the event, by visiting hippopress.com and clicking on “past issues.” The story starts on page 34. • May the best batch win: Join Liquid Therapy (14 Court St., Nashua) on Saturday, Nov. 2, for Battle of the Batches, an all-day family-friendly event pitting the Nashua police and fire departments against each other for a good cause. Each team has brewed a batch of beer with Liquid Therapy over the past couple of weeks; Team Police brewed a Belgian New England IPA, while Team Fire brewed a Mosaic-forward Imperial IPA. Sales from each will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and finish when the brewery closes for the evening, at 11 p.m. Proceeds from each pint sold will benefit two local causes, the Nashua Police Athletic League and Operation Warm. A winning team will also be crowned at the end of the night. Visit liquidtherapynh. com or call 402-9391. • Make it mead: Join Barley & Hops (614 Nashua St., Milford) for a craft mead and cider tasting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., with staff from Ancient Fire Mead & Cider. Since opening its doors in March 2018, Ancient Fire has offered dozens of draft and dessert meads, as well as craft ciders, all available from within its tasting room and some in bottles sold at retail stores across southern New Hampshire. Visit barleyhops.beer or call 249-5584. 34

New Hampshire Distiller’s Week, a series of exclusive dinners, bottle tastings and seminars, brings hundreds of world-renowned spirits producers to the Granite State. After a successful inaugural year, the event will return for the second time, from Monday, Nov. 4, through Friday, Nov. 8, with new features and more spirits. The week is centered around the annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits, returning for its seventh year on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown hotel. The Showcase is one of the largest single spirit-tasting events in New England, bringing together more than 400 types of whiskeys, tequilas, rums and vodkas, not only from local producers but from those across the country and around the world. Several food vendors also provide appetizers, entrees and other gourmet options available for sampling. Other happenings of New Hampshire Distiller’s Week this year will include bottle signings and tastings throughout the week at several state Liquor & Wine Outlet stores, several multi-course dinners at local restaurants with spirits pairings, and a brand new

Distiller’s Showcase. Courtesy photo.

seminar, Women of Whiskey & Spirits. That event will feature an all-female panel of distillers and spirits specialists. Mark Roy, spirits and marketing specialist for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, said the week was modeled after New Hampshire Wine Week, held every year in January. “With the amount of brand ambassadors and distillers in the business, we’re always looking to get them out … for consumer con-

tact,” Roy said of the week’s overall vision.

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The flagship event of New Hampshire Distiller’s Week, the Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits, was first introduced in 2013, after the idea came to Roy when he attended the Winter Wine Spectacular. Since then, it has grown to include nearly 150 tables of spirits that will be set up within the hotel’s Expo Center.

Schedule of Events Bottle Signings & Spirit Tastings • WOMEN OF WHISKEY & SPIRITS A panel of five female leading whiskey and spirits experts will appear in this seminar-style tasting. Each panelist will present three products, including a signature cocktail sample offered during the reception. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, light refreshments and the opportunity to purchase the products being presented on premises. Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Manchester Country Club, 180 S. River Road, Bedford. $60. See “Distiller’s Week Seminar: Women of Whiskey & Spirits” on Eventbrite to buy tickets. • TIM SMITH Tim Smith, moonshiner and distiller for Climax Moonshine and reality TV star of Moonshiners, will host this seminar. He’ll share his experience and family history of making moonshine with his father’s recipes, and will be available for bottle signings and photos at the conclusion of the event. Wed., Nov. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 50, 294 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. $12. Visit timsmithmoonshine.com. • CALEDONIA SPIRITS This meet-andgreet will feature samplings of unique cocktails from the Vermont-based Caledonia Spirits. Special guests will include head distiller and owner Ryan Christiansen and beverage director Sam Neils. Wed., Nov. 6, 6 to 8 p.m. Chuck’s BARbershop, 90 Low Ave., Concord. Visit facebook. com/chucksbarbershopnh or call 856-7071. • FOUR ROSES BOURBON The event will


feature a tasting of several Four Roses cocktails, and food specials available at the restaurant, including its house-made Four Roses barbecue sauce. Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Renegade’s Pub, 103 Nashua Road, Londonderry. Visit renegadespub.com or call 404-2942. • CROWN ROYAL A bottle signing with Joanna Scandella, master blender for Crown Royal Canadian whiskey. Thurs., Nov. 7, 10 to 10:45 a.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 55, 9 Leavy Drive, Bedford. Visit crownroyal.com. • TIM SMITH Tim Smith, moonshiner and distiller for Climax Moonshine and reality TV star of Moonshiners, will be at this bottle signing. Thurs., Nov. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 21, 19 Wilton Road, Peterborough. Visit timsmithmoonshine.com. • CROWN ROYAL A bottle signing with Joanna Scandella, master blender for Crown Royal Canadian whiskey. Thurs., Nov. 7, 11:15 a.m. to noon. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 66, Interstate 93 North, Hooksett. Visit crownroyal.com. • CROWN ROYAL A bottle signing with Joanna Scandella, master blender for Crown Royal Canadian whiskey. Thurs., Nov. 7, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 10, 68 Elm St., Manchester. Visit crownroyal.com. • TIM SMITH Tim Smith, moonshiner and distiller for Climax Moonshine and reality TV

star of Moonshiners, will be at this bottle signing. Thurs., Nov. 7, 2 to 4 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 69, 25 Coliseum Ave., Nashua. Visit timsmithmoonshine.com. • TIM SMITH Tim Smith, moonshiner and distiller for Climax Moonshine and reality TV star of Moonshiners, will be at this bottle signing. Fri., Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 66, I-93 North, Hooksett. Visit timsmithmoonshine.com. • TIM SMITH Tim Smith, moonshiner and distiller for Climax Moonshine and reality TV star of Moonshiners, will be at this bottle signing. Fri., Nov. 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet No. 67, I-93 South, Hooksett. Visit timsmithmoonshine.com. Special Dinners • COMPASS BOX WHISKY DINNER This five-course dinner and scotch whiskey tasting will feature an appearance Jill Boyd, master blender for Compass Box Whisky. Tues., Nov. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. The Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford. $95. Visit bedfordvillageinn. com or call 472-2001. • CASAMIGOS TEQUILA FIVECOURSE DINNER A five-course dinner with pairings of Casamigos Tequila, which was founded in 2013 by actor George Clooney. Wed., Nov. 6, 6 to 9 p.m. $95. Visit bedfordvillageinn. com or call 472-2001.

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Upon entry, attendees are given a program booklet with a full map, and each table is numbered. Everything from whiskey to tequila to rum to Scotch, gin and other assorted spirits is available for sampling for the duration of the event, Roy said, allowing you the opportunity to try something new at every turn. “I would definitely say to go in there with a plan of attack, because there are just so many products to try in a short two-hour period,” Roy said. “I always encourage people to go outside of their comfort zone a little bit and try something that you’re maybe not as familiar with, because you might be surprised.” The Showcase will continue many features that were first implemented last year, like signature cocktails offered by many of the tables, and the addition of themed “suites,” or areas designed to promote certain products. Roy said the suites have nearly doubled this year, from six up to 11 this time around. Purveyors are coming to the Showcase from far and wide, but New Hampshire-made spirits will be available too. Flag Hill Distillery & Winery in Lee, for example, will be pouring its straight bourbon and straight rye whiskeys, its spiced rum and its sugar maple liqueur during the event, according to owner and distiller Brian Ferguson. Both the bourbon and rye are distilled from grains on Flag Hill’s farm, while the spiced rum uses hand-cut Madagascar vanilla beans. The sugar maple liqueur, Ferguson said, features maple syrup from Ben’s Sugar Shack and apples from Apple Hill Farm in Concord. Ferguson said the Showcase is always a great opportunity for people to have one-onone interaction with brand ambassadors and distillers about how the product is made and the overall tasting experience. “Most people, especially with more obscure things like a sugar maple liqueur, don’t necessarily really know what to do with it, and so … we get to explain what we do with it in-house and [talk about] other cocktail ideas that people may not have thought of,” Ferguson said. “That’s

Distiller’s Showcase. Photo by Matthew Lomanno Photography.

one of the greatest things about this event. You really get to know the people behind the brand, the source, and you learn from them about what the products are best for.” There are also opportunities to meet many of the Showcase’s special guests. Hollywood actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, who co-founded Crystal Head Vodka, will be in attendance this year, Roy said, as well as Tim Smith, star of the Discovery Channel reality series Moonshiners. Various silent auction items will be available to bid on too, including a trip to Scotland to visit Bowmore Distillery. More than two dozen local restaurants will have tables of their own, offering various hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, Roy said. The Bedford Village Inn, Campo Enoteca, Republic Cafe, the Common Man, Stark Brewing Co., Hanover Street Chophouse, The Crown Tavern and several others will all be there. “We do offer non-alcoholic options … so people who aren’t big spirits drinkers can still come enjoy the food and atmosphere,” Roy said. If you sample something during the Showcase and decide you want a whole bottle of it, you can purchase it through a mobile-ordering app developed by the Liquor Commission and get a 15-percent discount. You can then pick it up at any one of the 77 New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet stores. Roy said a physical ordering area will be set up inside the Center as well. The hotel is also partnering with Grace Limousine to offer a “sip and stay” package for all attendees who live within about 15 miles of the city, Roy said. Proceeds from the Showcase raise funds for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire.

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In addition to the Showcase, this year’s New Hampshire Distiller’s Week has both new and returning events happening all across the state. Several dinners are planned, including a five-course Pappy Van Winkle bourbon dinner at The Crown Tavern in Manchester on Tuesday, Nov. 5, that has consistently sold out in the past, accord-

ing to Roy. At the Bedford Village Inn, three specialty flights will be available in the eatery’s Corks wine bar, Lobby Bar and Tavern all throughout the week, at $25 per flight. Sample either three Grand Mayan tequilas in Corks from Wednesday through Saturday, three Sagamore Spirit whiskeys paired with hors d’oeuvres in the Lobby Bar from Monday through Saturday, or three Mount Gay Rum miniature tiki cocktails with hors d’oeurves in the Tavern from Monday through Sunday. The Inn will also hold two exclusive five-course dinners during the week: a Compass Box Whisky dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and a Casamigos tequila dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tickets to each of them are $95 per person. New this year, the Liquor Commission will be hosting Women of Whiskey & Spirits, happening on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. “We’ll bring in five female industry leaders in the business … for a 45-minute to an hour cocktail reserve, some hors d’oeuvres and an open seminar,” Roy said. “People can purchase bottles and have them signed at the end of the evening as well.” The seminar, to be moderated by Whisky Advocate digital editor Susannah Skiver Barton, will also feature signature cocktail samples from each of the five panelists. Tickets are $60. Several bottle signings and tastings, most of which are not ticketed, are held across select Liquor & Wine Outlet stores in New Hampshire, featuring appearances with product ambassadors.

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Church & charity suppers/ bake sales • UNION CHURCH BAKE SALE The sale will feature home-baked pies, breads, fudge, whoopie pies and more, plus lunch items like chowder and beans and franks, and tables of homemade crafts and other gift items. Sat., Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Union Congregational Church, 80 Main St., Union. Free admission. Call Betty at 473-2727 for more details. Classes/workshops • “HOW TO” SOUP WITH DIETICIAN MARILYN MILLS AND HANNAFORD Attendees will learn delicious ways to warm up this winter with some comfort meals like soups. Thurs., Nov. 14, 6 p.m.

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• Any way you slice it: Sample from a variety of pizzas from local chefs and restaurants and vote on your favorite during PizzaFest, an annual event that will return to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St., Dover) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Restaurants will be serving both cheese and specialty pizzas available in a variety of toppings. Attendees will get to taste and judge in several categories, including Kids’ Choice for cheese, Grown-Ups’ Choice and Most Creative. A judging panel will also crown the winners for Best Pizza, Best Crust and Most Creative Toppings. Advance online tickets for PizzaFest are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 3 to 10, and are

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Bordeaux wines have a certain cachet about them. Many are intimidated by the mere mention of “Bordeaux.” Truth is not all Bordeaux is out of reach; many Bordeaux wines are sold from $15 to $25 a bottle. How do you find great inexpensive Bordeaux wine? In New Hampshire you can check out the Price Busters line-up, but even beyond that, take a stroll down the French wine aisle of the store. The Bordeaux region is sliced into 38 sub-regions with 57 different appellations. These regions flank the Gironde River and are noted as left or right bank in their origin. Expensive regions in Bordeaux are often right next door to cheaper areas. Why? The price variation is affected by regional microclimates, that is, the “terroir,” or climate and soils of that vineyard, but equally, or sometimes more importantly, price variation can be extreme because of the Cru Classification system. Differences in quality and pricing can also occur in how long the wine is aged. A wine with a slightly higher level of alcohol usually indicates higher-quality grapes. “Mis En Bouteille au Château” literally translated is “Put in Bottle at the Winery.” This simply means the producer listed on the label is the one who made the wine. Lastly, the true meaning of “Cru”: The word simply means “growth,” and not “the best” as is commonly interpreted. The Bordelais use the word rather generously. The Bordeaux Cru Classé of 1855 is a five-tier selection of the 62 top Chateaux from 150plus years ago. Today, wines labeled “Grand Cru Classé” cost $45 to $1,700! Our first wine is Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 2012, originally priced at $27.99 and reduced to $23.99, stocked in the French wine aisle. It is a Cru Bourgeois. This classification simply means it didn’t make the cut of 1855; this chateau didn’t yet exist! This estate is one of the largest in the Medoc, on the left bank of the Gironde, and misses recognition as one from the more expensive Pauillac region by being on the other side of the rail tracks. The grapes benefit from exposure to the breezes of the Atlantic and is a blend of 60 percent cabernet sauvignon and 40 percent merlot. The color is a very intense, brilliant ruby red. The bouquet is of dark cherries and plums with hints of cedar. The palate has good body and is fresh with dark cherry fruit and a long finish. This wine needs decanting for about an hour before drinking. This is an excellent wine to pair with beef, lamb and duck breast. Our second wine is Légende 2016, originally priced at $17.99, reduced to $8.99 at the Price Busters offering. This is a wine not

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to be passed by. This wine is from the collection of the Château Lafite Rothschild. In addition to the wines produced from their prestigious vineyards, the Barons de Rothschild have for many years created a range of more accessible wines for everyday drinking, initially known as the “Réserves des Barons,” and in a continuation of this tradition Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBRLafite) decided to produce the Réserves in five major Bordeaux appellations: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Blanc, Médoc, Saint-Émilion and Pauillac. In creating this collection, DBR’s objective is to offer classic Bordeaux wines with immediate charm, without the necessity of cellaring for decades. The Bordeaux is a blend of 60 percent cabernet sauvignon and 40 percent merlot selected from partner suppliers. It is elegant and fresh. The website says, “A wine for every day, for a dinner with friends, or a glass in front of the fire, the Collection’s Bordeaux Rouge is a well-balanced blend of traditional grape varieties … the Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine the classic elegance of the Lafite style, while the aging [in new oak] gives it charm and a well-rounded character.” The color is deep crimson; the nose is intense with red currant and raspberries, blended with notes of tobacco. To the palate it is well-structured, round and easy. The oak comes through again with light tannins. It has a long, fresh and fruity finish. This wine improves upon opening, and benefits from decanting. So, impress your friends with your depth of knowledge of fine and very affordable French Bordeaux wines. Serve the first wine profiled in this column, paired to an exceptional dinner; serve the second while relaxing afterward, by the fireside. Fred Matuszewski is a local architect and a foodie and wine geek, interested in the cultivation of the multiple strains and varieties of grapes and the industry of wine production and sales. Chief among his travels is an annual trip to the wine producing areas of California.

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• Lucretia’s Daggers, Thoughts & Prayers A • Ne-Yo, Another Kind of Christmas B BOOKS


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MUSIC, BOOKS, GAMES, COMICS, MOVIES, DVDS, TV AND MORE Lucretia’s Daggers, Thoughts & Prayers (self-released)

I know I’ve been a complete loser as far as giving love to local bands (not to mention some band from New York City who found me somehow on Facebook), but I’m trying to catch up. This girl-led crew are from Boston proper, here fronting their second EP, specifically a five-songer. They’ve made the rounds in the New Hampshire clubs, but unfortunately I haven’t seen them, mostly because my cat owns me and I’m currently addicted to Twitter, but they do seem nice, which means a lot. Opener “Of Thoughts & Prayers” brings a punk-metal trip here, and I mean a dead cross for the most part; Artemis Juno’s Judas Priest-like guitar flaming along while singer Lucretia X. Machina’s voice balances X-Ray Spex and the badass girl from KMFDM. She is really ticked at a lot of stuff on that one, but there’s laptop goth-pop stuff too, notably “New Army,” which could pass for Birthday Massacre covering a Garbage tune. Get out of the house and go see them next time. A — Eric W. Saeger Ne-Yo, Another Kind Of Christmas (Compound/Motown Records)

I was wondering when the heck a Christmas album was going to show up on the stoop here. Not that I’ve been losing my mind over it, but I seem to recall holiday releases showing up a lot sooner than October, but here we are, a set of tunes from the 39-year-old R&B singer-songwriter (Rihanna’s “Unfaithful”; Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable”), whose last album, the generally “meh”-rated Good Man, peaked at around No. 33. As usual, it’s a Michael Jackson-flavored joint, polished to a fine edge, nothing any undergrounder could deal with for two seconds, but it’s, you know, nice, for what it is. A Candice Boyd-guested “Carol of the Bells” is the prettiest thing on board, “Merry Christmas Baby” the most disposable, but he did go for it, tossing six originals into the pot. The bass-thrumming “Just Ain’t Christmas” is OK in its basic bedroom-chill vein, while “It’s for Everybody” strings a superb hook through the entire length, very nice. Mixed bag, but it does have a lot of sparkly earnestness. B — Eric W. Saeger

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• Hey, it’s one of the few Aughts indie bands I can stomach, Cold War Kids, with a new album, New Age Norms 1! It will arrive in your abandoned K-Marts (and the case behind the counter at Walgreens, next to the ciggies, because rock music is bad for you) on Nov. 1, just like all the other albums in this week’s awesome column. Will it sound like the Strokes? My Magic 8-Ball predicts “Is Miley Cyrus seeming a bit lost lately?” I dunno, let’s go see, maybe they’re still awesome. Uh oh, YouTube’s predictive search text wasn’t sure what I was talking about at all. That’s a bad sign. What, people don’t like this band anymore? If so, why? The single is “Waiting For Your Love.” It has ’70s-radio keyboards, like if Jet was playing music for your grandmother in Vegas. Let’s just forget this ever happened. • Some musicians sacrifice their health and everything fun in their lives to get record contracts. Some of them spend the last remaining $1.98 of their Dinty Moore money to finance their own albums. Still others make albums because they’re already famous, and it’s just a way to pass the time when they’re not playing the home version of the Eyes Wide Shut cosplay game. Of course, maybe it’s just that Jeff Goldblum is trying to become the next William Shatner, you ever think of that? I mean, maybe Tom Hanks’ rich wife Whatsername puts out albums so that her Hollywood friends will have nice happy tunes to listen to instead of confusing her guests by forcing them to listen to actual music, and she literally believes that normal people have no taste either, so your average person with $12 left in their Amazon account would choose her album over Shania Twain’s. I don’t know how this works, do you? Of course not, all you know is that the sound of someone saying to you “Hey bro, I just streamed the new Jeff Goldblum album” will never be heard in your life, but he was sort of funny in Jurassic Park, or was that the new Mister Spock dude from American Horror Story? And what about Johnny Depp, you guys, like does he do an awesome Muddy Waters or what? No? Fine, forget it, let’s just talk about this stupid album of duets featuring the dude from Earth Girls are Easy. Yadda yadda, let’s see, the album’s called I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This… meh, probably more like I Shouldn’t Be Singing This, probably, grumble grumble. So yeah, he sounds like Frank Sinatra trying to sound like Louis Armstrong on boring juice. Spoiler, the sax sounds like Kenny G. Right, moving on. • Jeff Lynne’s ELO must mean ELO, which was a 1970s band made of just Jeff Lynne. The new album From Out Of Nowhere includes a title track. It is like a super boring ELO song and he sounds like Tom Petty now. Continuing. • Oh come on already, a new Hootie and the Blowfish album? Imperfect Circle is the album title, and the single is “Rollin’.” The hook is lacking, but the vibe is OK if you like these guys. I always kinda did. Did you? — Eric W. Saeger Local (New Hampshire) bands seeking album or EP reviews can message me on Twitter (@esaeger) or Facebook (eric.saeger.9).

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Last year’s SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival saw the highest number of New Hampshire-made or -related films in its 17 years of existence, and, according to executive director Jay Doherty, the 18th annual fest is sure to have just as many. “[In the past] we have had a third of New Hampshire films, a third of national films and a third of international films,” he said. “This year we’re having a lot fewer international films — only two or three short films from Europe — and the majority are [produced] in New Hampshire or by New Hampshire filmmakers or have a cast from New Hampshire or were filmed in New Hampshire. I’d say around 70 percent of the films have a New Hampshire tie.” The festival takes place Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 10, with nearly 50 independent films being shown on two screens at Red River Theatres in Concord. “We have a great relationship with Red River and always look forward to screening our films at their amazing facilities,” Doherty said. “We’ve talked to a lot of filmmakers from throughout the country who have shown their films in many different spaces, and they’ve even said that it’s amazing what Red River has to offer. Their screens, their seating, the whole experience — it’s very high-tech and high quality and the way films should be shown.” Starting in September, filmmakers submit their films online, which are then put before a review committee that chooses the films to be featured in the festival. The committee judges a film based on a variety of criteria, including not only the quality of the film, but also how well the film “fits” with the other films in that year’s festival, Doherty said. “We try to put films together that would fit nicely in a block or paired with other films,” he said. “We try to make it so that it’s all cohesive.” In addition to the films that were submitted, the review committee reached out to filmmakers who have participated in the festival in the past to see if they had completed any new films that they could submit. One of those SNOB alumni showing a film this year is Mark Battle of Kingston. His film, The Music, is a 20-minute short sequel to a short he showed at SNOB in 2013 called The Janitor. The series follows a hitman’s “cleaner” who cleans up the crime scenes after the assassinations. “The Janitor introduces us to the character and what he does,” Battle said. “The Music takes place seven years later, and we see a progression of his character. … He now decides he has cleaned his final crime scene

and has a plan to get out.” Many of the film screenings will also have Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, which Battle said he always looks forward to at festivals, particularly at the SNOB fest, which he calls his “home field.” “I’ve [done film festivals] all over the world … and it can feel like your film is just a film in an ocean of other films,” he said. “[SNOB] is the festival that is closest to me because — and apparently I have some kind of cult following here — I get to share my films and interact with an audience of New Hampshire people and people from my own community.” In addition to the film screenings, SNOB will host a special event at the new Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord consisting of a craft beer tasting of six New Hampshire brews, including this year’s SNOB official beer, a double dry hopped pale ale called “Action!” produced by Concord Craft Brewing. Saturday morning there will be a filmmakers’ meet-up hosted by the NH Film Bureau. “It’s a great place for filmmakers and anyone interested in learning more about film — acting, directing, stage crew, all the different parts that go into making a film — to network with people,” Doherty said. On Sunday, there will be a mini kids’ festival, with a handful of short films appropriate for young audiences. Directly after that will be an awards ceremony, where this year’s winning films will be announced. SNOB Film Festival When: Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 10 Where: Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord Cost: Tickets will be on sale soon at the Red River Theatres box office (redrivertheatres.org) Visit: snobfilmfestival.com or facebook. com/snobfilmfestival Schedule Thursday Craft beer tasting at Bank of New Hampshire Stage (16 S. Main St., Concord) - 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a cash bar with live local music until 9 p.m. Friday Suspense, mystery, thriller and horror films - 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker meet-up - 10 a.m. Various films - 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday Kids film fest - 1:30 to 3 p.m. ($2 admission for kids and adults) Awards ceremony - 3 p.m. Closing film - 3:30 p.m

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? By Caitlin Doughty (204 pages, W.W. Norton & Co.) “A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves,” wrote California mortician Caitlin Doughty in one of the most memorable openings of books published in 2014. That memoir, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, was a riveting debut from the most outspoken critic of the funeral industry since Jessica Mitford in the 1960s. A thoroughly modern Doughty, wielding social media like a scythe, now stands in Mitford’s place. She is out to revolutionize her industry and to demystify death in a culture that has grown ever removed from it thanks to modern funeral practices, cutting-edge medical care and a generous median lifespan. (And possibly, to make a little more money, since much of her Los Angeles business, Clarity Funerals and Cremation, focuses on low-cost options for the recently bereaved.) For people who don’t like to talk about death, Americans have warmed to Doughty’s irreverent style and message. Her YouTube channel, “Ask a Mortician,” has 858,000 subscribers. Her second book, From Here to Eternity, was published in 2017 and examined death practices around the world. Now she’s back with Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, which poses “big questions from tiny mortals about death” just in time for Halloween and All Soul’s Day. Alas, despite its promising title and Doughty’s previous solid work, the book seems a hurried knock-off, the sort that established authors produce without deep thinking to give their publishers something new for the holidays. The “tiny mortals” to which Doughty refers are not human beings adrift in the grand scheme of things, but children — “100 percent ethically sourced, free-range, organic children” — who have asked these questions of Doughty at her events. Besides the title, they include “Can I be buried in the same grave as my hamster?,” “Did mummies stink when they were wrapped?,” “Can we give Grandma a Viking funeral?” and “Can I keep my parents’ skulls after they die?,” which right away reveals a problem with this book: If you have no interest in questions posed by children, you’ll have no interest in the answers, entertaining though they may be. The second problem is that Doughty, in her quest to put the “fun” in “funeral,” devolves into much silliness here. At times she is genuinely funny; she has a gift, for example, for coming up with comical names for the animals and people she uses as examples, such as the family that wants to dig up and relocate Growler the Pekingese. That’s a chapter stemming from the question “We buried my dog in the back-

yard. What would happen if we dug him up now?” There’s not, as it turns out, a simple answer. “How deep was Growler buried? ... Was he put in a Growler-sized coffin or straight into the soil? … You might hope to find immortal Growler buried in the backyard, but you’re more likely to find no Growler at all.” But there are times when she’s discussing a truly tragic death — a murder, for example, or an accident — and the tone may make you cringe. (Personally, I’m still torn up about the hunting dog in Georgia that got fatally stuck inside a hollow tree.) It may be that Doughty was writing for children, but the book jacket and her website give no indication of that, and it’s not marketed as a children’s book. Absent that designation, it hangs awkwardly between genres, too mature for young children, too juvenile for thoughtful adults. That said, there’s interesting information in here; you just have to suffer a little to retrieve it. NASA, for example, in 2005 was working on a system in which the bodies of astronauts who die in space could be returned to Earth. And, here’s a thought: If the astronaut’s body instead were catapulted off into space in some sort of burial craft, and survived the descent onto another planet, the remaining microbes and spores could possibly create new life. How do we know that’s not what happened here?, Doughty asks. “Maybe the ‘primordial goo’ from which Earth’s first living creatures emerged was just [an astronaut from elsewhere] decomposing.” As for the urgent question of whether you can be buried with your favorite hamster (Doughty calls it Hammibal Lecter) or some other pet, again, it depends. “My first question: is Hammibal Lecter also dead? If he’s not, I’ll need to do some thinking.” Doughty has ethical problems with the euthanization of healthy animals at the behest of dead owners, but amazingly, not everyone does. Earlier this year, a Shih Tzu mix near Richmond, Virginia, was euthanized so she could be buried with her owner. But not every cemetery, or state, will allow the ashes of humans and animals to share space, because of the belief that “the presence of animal remains cheapens the human ritual of burial.” As such, Doughty writes, there are now “whole family cemeteries” being developed, where everyone you consider family can rest in peace together, regardless of whether they have paws, hooves or beaks. Finally, if you can’t wait any longer for the answer to the titular question (spoiler alert!), no, your cat won’t eat your eyeballs if you die on your couch or in your bed. There are other parts she’s more interested in. Might want to leave a little extra dry food out tonight, just in case. C+ — Jennifer Graham


• Stories and noodles: Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) will host a family storytime with picture book author Jacob Kramer at Vernon Family Farm (301 Piscassic Road, Newfields) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. Kramer will read from his book Noodlephant. Famous for her pasta parties, Noodlephant and her friends fight back against the kangaroos who put a ban on noodles. The event features a full dinner with chicken noodle soup and a bar with local beer, wine and cider for adults. Admission is free for adults and $5 for kids. Visit waterstreetbooks.com. • Meet local authors: Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) hosts a Local Author Night on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Chat with dozens of local authors, browse and buy their books and get advice about your own book writing and publishing. At 4:45 p.m., prior to the event, Sara Marks, author of the 21st Century Austen books and a librarian from Massachusetts, will provide advice on using free and low-cost techniques to sell your books. Visit nashualibrary.org. • Journalist Rachel Slade visits: The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) welcomes bestselling author and award-winning journalist Rachel Slade on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., as part of its Innovation and Leadership series. Slade will present her bestselling book Into the Raging Sea, a narrative on the mystery of El Faro’s tragic fate and the hidden truths about modern shipping. The event features an author presentation and interview with Yankee Magazine editor Mel Allen, a Q&A and a post-event book signing and meet-and-greet. Tickets cost $32 and include a paperback copy of the book and a bar beverage. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • CYNTHIA ANDERSON Author presents Home Now: How 6,000 Refugees Transformed an American Town. Fri., Nov. 1, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord). Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • JACOB KRAMER Author presents Noodlephant. Vernon Family Farm (301 Piscassic Road, Newfields). Sat., Nov. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. The event features a full dinner with chicken noodle soup and a bar with local beer, wine and cider for adults. Admission is free for adults and $5 for kids. Visit waterstreetbooks.com. • TAMMI J. TRUAX Author presents For to See the Elephant. Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord). Sat., Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • JOSEPH CARRABIS Author presents The Augmented Man. Barnes & Noble (1741 S. Willow St., Manchester). Sat, Nov. 2, 1 p.m. Visit barnesandnoble.com. • RACHEL SLADE Author presents Into the Raging Sea. The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth). Tues., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Part of the Innovation and

Leadership series. Tickets cost $32 and include a paperback copy of the book and a bar beverage. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. • LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT Chat with dozens of local authors, browse and buy their books and get advice about your own book writing and publishing. Authors will include Dennis Anfuso, Nicole Asselin, Joseph Carrabis, JS Carter Gilson, Masheri Chappelle, Monica Colburn, J.F. Dacey, George Daughan, Azaaa Davis, Sharon Daynard, Bill Flynn, Kate Genovese, Scott Goudsward, Lewis Hastings, Frank Hood, Elaine Isaak, Clarice James, Julie Lavender, KD Mason, John McIlveen, Maria McNaught, Mike Morin, Stephen O’Connor, Judy Pancoast, Rebecca Paula, Randy Pierce, Jed Power, Joyce Ray, Valerie Roman, Ana E Ross, Anne Sarkisian, Rob Smales, Marcia Strykowski, Tony Tremblay, Elma Vaidya, Robert Watts, Ursula Wong and others. Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). Thurs., Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At 4:45 p.m., prior to the event, Sara Marks, author of the 21st Century Austen books and a librarian from Massachusetts, will

Poetry • POETRY READING AND DISCUSSION Contributing writers from the Rivier Institute for Senior Education will read and discuss prose and poetry from the 21st annual edition of DAWN, The Literary Journal of RISE. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). Sun., Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Visit nashualibrary.org. • SLAM FREE OR DIE Weekly poetry open mike and slam. Thursday, 8 p.m. Stark Brewing Co., 500 N. Commercial St., Manchester. $3. Visit facebook.com/ slamfreeordie. Book discussion groups • ANIME & MANGA CLUB A new club seeks members to join. Will involve book discussions, anime viewings, and workshops. No set date. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Free. Visit rodgerslibrary.org. Call 886-6030. • BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Second Thurs., 7 p.m. Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us. • BOOKENDS BOOK GROUP Monthly discussion group. First Sun., 4 to 5 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit mainstreetbookends.com. • BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB Book discussion group. Last Tuesday, 12:15 p.m. Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us. • GIBSON’S BOOK CLUB Monthly book discussion group. First Monday, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. • MORNING BOOK GROUP Second Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Candia Smith Public Library, 55 High St., Candia. Call 483-8245. Visit smythpl.org. • MORNING BOOK GROUP Monthly discussion. Fourth Wed., 10 a.m. to noon. Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Visit kimballlibrary.com. • MORNING BOOK GROUP Book discussion group. Second Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Smyth Public Library, 55 High St., Candia. Visit smythpl.org. • NASHUA NOVEL READERS Monthly book discussion. Second Thursday, 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary.org.

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The Current War (PG-13)

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse battle for electrical dominance in the late 1800s in The Current War, another “Benedict Cumberbatch as difficult genius” movie.

Which is not totally a criticism. Cumberbatch is very good as the difficult genius — Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Strange (does Smaug count?). Thomas Edison slots into that list entertainingly — but this definitely isn’t anything new from Cumberbatch. I won’t pretend to have a great handle on the science here so let’s just say that Edison and Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) are engaged in a familiar Mac/ PC VHS/Betamax technological fight with the grand prize being the method by which the U.S. will be electrified (and who will profit). Edison’s DC power is initially preferred but Westinghouse’s AC system is cheaper and has the potential to serve more people and, with the work of another difficult genius, Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), Westinghouse solves some of the early problems with AC. The ultimate decider of which system, direct or alternating current, will be the winner is (at least in this telling) the powering of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Along the way, all three men endure personal and professional setbacks, including the rapidly declining health of Edison’s wife Mary (Tuppence Middleton). The movie out now is called “The Director’s Cut” for reasons that, accord-


* Indicates a movie to seek out. Find reviews for most films on hippopress.com. Opening this week: Terminator: Dark Fate (R) Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the Terminator franchise; The Irishman (R) Martin Scorsese’s Jimmy Hoffa movie starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro opens in limited release before it begins streaming on Nov. 27; Harriet (PG13) This Harriet Tubman biopic stars Cynthia Erivo, whom you may remember as the best part of last year’s Bad Times at the El Royale; Motherless Brooklyn (R) Edward Norton wrote, directed and stars in this movie about a 1950s New York City private investigator; Arctic Dogs (PG) This animated movie (about a fox who wants to join the dog-run delivery service) features the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum and Anjelica Huston, among others, and gives your sugared up children an out-of-the-house entertainment option.

The Current War

ing to Wikipedia, are Weinstein-related (the movie was originally about to hit screens right around the time of the Weinstein Company implosion). This movie begins and ends at some weird places, particularly in the life of Edison — he is already a famous inventor (the phonograph is sort of hovering in the background of this movie’s events), and we see him on the cusp of another culture-altering endeavor. It feels at times like we’re watching a movie about Steve Jobs that focuses mainly on his NeXT/ Pixar years. About George Westinghouse, we get even less context — except for a strange flashback to, I guess, the Civil War, which runs throughout the movie. This movie helpfully gives us title cards when it introduces new characters but I feel like it thinks I know a lot more about

In theaters now: Joker (R) Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy. This movie puts the chocolate of the Batman saga in the peanut butter of late 1970s-early 1980s cinema, in particular The King of Comedy, for this aggressively aggressive look at the Joker’s origin story that really likes itself and all the Serious Fi-ulm work that Phoenix is doing. Except, blech, this movie is no fun at all to sit through and its outlook on society is, er, unpleasant. CMaleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG13) Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer. For a movie whose whole appeal is the Jolie/Pfeiffer match-up, this sequel to 2014’s Maleficent doesn’t give either woman enough opportunities to have big hammy fun or enough scenes where they can try to out evilqueen each other. And, like the first movie, this movie feels rather dark for younger moviegoers. C


The Addams Family (PG) Voices of Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac. This animated take on the all together ooky Addams family has some nice elements — everything to do with Wednesday Addams and her discovery of the psychological horror show that is junior high, Allison Janney as a normalcy-obsessed home flip TV show host — but it never quite pulls together. C+

The performances sort of reflect this as well — there is what feels like random intensity in some of these characters and interesting relationships that are half developed. It’s like watching a bunch of skilled chefs working, semi-independently, on a meal and in the end everybody presents really good toast and maybe one guy gives you ketchup. Huh, you think, and how am I supposed to put this together? Despite what feels like attempts to retroactively Sorkin-ize this movie into a lively process film, The Current War never fully comes together. It is a pile of cool-looking wing-dings and glowy doodads that never feels like one coherent and needed creation. C+ Rated PG-13 for some violence content and thematic elements, according to mid- and late 19th-century technology the MPAA. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Reand inventors than I do. jon with a screenplay by Michael Mitnik, And yet, the times this movie covers are The Current War is an hour and 47 minso fascinating that I found myself eager to utes long and is distributed by 101 Studios. muddle through even if I didn’t get all of the references to past inventions or com- Black and Blue (R) pletely understand where everybody fit in A rookie cop finds herself chased the bigger sweep of history. This age of by both criminals and fellow police science and invention and all its optimism officers in Black and Blue, a movfeels like a perfect place to find narratives ie that feels a bit like the two-part that are exciting on their own and have a pilot for a TV show that I would lot of familiar connections to modern dis- totally watch. Because Naomie Harris is awesome cussion about scientific advancement. Perhaps being so packed with interesting (she is the best of all Moneypennys) and stories and ideas created a problem that her “rookie cop with a combat background The Current War couldn’t figure out how returning to her embattled home neighto solve. The movie jams in so much about borhood” has seven-season procedural so many people and elements of the age written all over it. There you go, CBS All that we don’t get a lot of development on Access, there’s a free idea that would perhaps finally induce me to subscribe. any one person or thing.

Bourne-ish movie from director crime caper movie that earns a B+ Ang Lee. C+ in part because of the A+ performance from Lopez as the larger Abominable (PG) than life ringleader Ramona. Voices of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson. *Judy (PG-13) Actually, those adults take a back- Renee Zellweger, Rufus Sewell. seat to the teen characters who Miss Zellweger will take her help get a Yeti from their home Oscar, please and thank you, for in Shanghai back to his home on her performance as late-in-life Mount Everest. This slightly scary, Judy Garland, performing shows above-average pretty movie isn’t in London and wrestling assorted standout but it serves as A-OK demons as she attempts to make Zombieland: Double Tap (R) entertainment for your 8- to enough money to move near her Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg. 12-year-old. B kids. B Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin also return for this totally unnec- *Downton Abbey (PG) Ad Astra (PG-13) essary, pretty goofy but kinda fun Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery. Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones. follow-up to 2009’s zombie com- Plus most of the other core Down- Pitt gives a subdued performance edy Zombieland. Stay for the end ton-ers and a few newbies who are in this bum-out space movie that credits, which feature maybe the part of the “King and Queen come is more interesting around the movie’s best dumb scene. Bto Downton” storyline that is the periphery (moon pirates! easy trips only thing that really happens in to Mars!) than in its central story Gemini Man (PG-13) this “warm blanket and a cup of (a man and his father issues yada Will Smith(s), Mary Elizabeth tea” cozy episode-like movie. B yada anti-matter). B Winstead. Two Will Smiths (one CGI-ed to *Hustlers (R) Once Upon a Time … in Hollyroughly Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu. wood (R) age) is just enough to remind you A group of exotic dancers devel- Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt. what a fun action movie star Smith op a multi-layer scam to separate An aging star of TV Westerns can be but not actually enough fun unlikeable Wall Street-types from and his stunt double try to reconto add life to this sci-fi-flavored, their money in this totally fun cile themselves with what comes

next, while the hippie girls of the Charles Manson cult flit around Hollywood in 1969 in Quentin Tarantino’s big nostalgia-soaked movie. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would — despite the slightness of Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate and all the strangeness of that plotline. B It Chapter Two (R) James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain. The kids of It Part 1’s Losers Club have grown into adult stars — including Bill Hader, who turns in the movie’s standout performance — in this sequel that I enjoyed more than the first one (even though it possibly makes even less sense and is way too long). C+ Rambo: Last Blood (R) Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza. Farm-dwelling, horse-training Rambo is forced to kill a bunch of dudes after bad things happen to a granddaughter-type girl in his orbit (the movie keeps a lot of Rambo bio info close to the vest). All I need my late-era Stallone movies to be is fun and this movie is not. C


Alicia West (Harris) agrees to a double shift at the last minute, putting her in a classic wrong-place-wrong-time position when she witnesses dirty police officer Terry Malone (Frank Grillo) murder the nephew of local gangster bigwig Darius (Mike Colter). West is wearing a bodycam so there’s irrefutable proof of what happened and exactly which officers are themselves part of the local drug trade. Malone and his crew are determined to get the bodycam back from West before she can download the footage to the department’s computers, which can only be done at the station, which feels like a design flaw (and maybe a tension-creating narrative cheat). Because initial attempts to capture the speedy, resourceful West are unsuccessful, Malone tells Darius, his crime colleague, that West is the one who killed his nephew. Not only are the cops hunting her but now all of the criminals are as well. In her corner, she has only Milo (Tyrese Gibson), a one-time friend who spends most of the movie really not wanting to be involved until he hard-right-turns into being all on board with West’s struggle to get the bodycam to the police station. If only there were a speedy means of communicating information to, oh, the police department bosses or the FBI or the public or everybody all at once.

At one point in this movie, somebody suggests posting the bodycam footage online. Yes, I thought, yes do that! Or maybe just post West describing the crime online, which isn’t irrefutable evidence but would be enough to get Malone off the street and investigated and make Darius doubt his information. Or use the telephone to call the FBI, which would probably be interested since, as we’re told when the movie opens, the police department is under investigation for corruption. West is portrayed as being a near-superwoman — strong, smart, honorable, calm under fire. So capable, in fact, that the entire premise of the movie’s action feels like unnecessary nonsense. Oh, but without the chase, how could we enjoy this movie’s nuance-free observations about policing, race, poverty, crime and post-Katrina New Orleans (where the movie takes place)? This movie feels like it has a lot to say but it isn’t nearly well-developed enough to work with such weighty themes. Stick to Harris’ West being bad-ass and save the social commentary for Season 2. B+ for Harris, C- for most everything else, so C+? Rated R for violence and language, according to the MPAA. Directed by Deon Taylor and Peter A. Dowling, Black and Blue is an hour and 48 minutes long and distributed by Screen Gems.

MOVIES OUTSIDE THE CINEPLEX ​ ED RIVER THEATRES R 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, redrivertheatres.org • David Crosby: Remember My Name (R, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. • Official Secrets (R, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, 3:30 and 7:45 p.m. • Downton Abbey (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, 2 and 4:20 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 1, and Sat., Nov. 2, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 3, through Thurs., Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. • Judy (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, 2:05 and 6:50 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 1, and Sat., Nov. 2, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m.; and Mon., Nov. 4, through Thurs., Nov. 7, 2:05 and 8 p.m. • Harriet (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, 7 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 1, and Sat., Nov. 2, 12:35, 3:10, 5:45 and 8:20 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 3, 12:35, 3:10 and 5:45 p.m.; and Mon., Nov. 4, through Thurs., Nov. 7, 2, 5:30 and 8:05 p.m. • Monos (R, 2019) Fri., Nov. 1, and Sat., Nov. 2, 1:15, 3:20, 5:25 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 3, 1:15, 3:20 and 5:25 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 4, Wed., Nov. 6, and Thurs., Nov. 7, 2:10, 5:25 and 7:30 p.m.; and Tues., Nov. 5, 2:10 and 5:25 p.m. • Leonardo: The Works (NR, 2019) Sun., Nov. 3, 1 p.m.

WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • Downton Abbey (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, through Thurs., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., plus Sun., Nov. 3, 2 and 4:30 p.m. • Judy (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, through Thurs., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., plus Sun., Nov. 3, 2 p.m. • The Mortal Storm (1940) Sat., Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m. • Merchants of Doubt (2014) Sun., Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m. MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550; West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 6246560, manchester.lib.nh.us • They Shall Not Grow Old (R, 2018) Wed., Nov. 6, 1 p.m. CINEMAGIC 1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240, cinemagicmovies.com • Demolition Man (R, 1993) Thurs., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. (Hooksett only) BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STAGE 16 S. Main St., Concord, 2251111, banknhstage.com

• Fleabag (National Theatre) Sun., Nov. 3, 12:55 p.m. • The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre) Sun., Nov. 10, 12:55 p.m. THE MUSIC HALL Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth; Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org • Downton Abbey (PG-13, 2019) Fri., Nov. 1, 3 and 7 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 5, 7 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; and Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. (theater) • Official Secrets (R, 2019) Sat., Nov. 2, and Wed., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.; and Sat., Nov. 9, 1 p.m. (loft) • Leonardo: The Works (NR, 2019) Sun., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. (loft) • Slayer: The Repentless Killogy (R) Wed., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. (theater) THE STRAND BALLROOM 20 Third St., Dover, 343-1899, thestrandballroom.com • Night of the Living Dead (1968) and White Zombie (1932) Thurs., Oct. 31, 7 p.m. THE FLYING MONKEY 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 5362551, flyingmonkeynh.com • The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13, 2019) Thurs., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. • The Wind Thurs., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.



NITE Hometown reprise Local music news & events

Jamantics regroup in Concord for one more show

By Michael Witthaus

By Michael Witthaus



• Radio-friendly: A four-band show harkens back to when music drove culture. Donaher is the home team headliner, who just released “Before Anyone Else.” The new single is a power chord-fueled rocket ride to the moon. Cassettes is a Philly-based quartet fond of remembering “when every song could be a single,” and Elden’s Junk pays homage to the last great decade for album rock, the 1990s. Laconia punk-ska hybrid The Blackout Summers round out the bill. Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., Shaskeen Pub, 909 Elm St., Manchester. See facebook.com/donahertheband. • Lofty goals: Steely Dan isn’t an everyday candidate for a tribute show, but No Static rises to the occasion, taking on a catalog so complex that for years it wasn’t played live — the core group was two guys and the best studio players money could buy. The nine-piece cover act was named Most Technical Band at the 2018 Jammy Awards in New York City. For those priced out of seats for the Dan’s current Boston residency, this is a nice substitute. Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Pasta Loft, 241 Union Square, Milford. See facebook.com/NoStaticSD. • Hair today: When it formed in 1983 the original lead singer of L.A. Guns was Axl Rose, who later took part of the name to another band that you may know. Other personnel changes marked their later history, with the latest iteration hewing most closely to the original, with founder and guitarist Tracii Guns, and singer Phil Lewis, who replaced Rose. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m., Jewel Music Venue, 61 Canal St., Manchester. Tickets are $10 to $300 at eventbrite.com. • Merrily drawn: Australian animator Ron Campbell had a hand in iconic shows like Scooby-Doo and Rugrats, but he’s best known for The Beatles’ hugely successful Saturday morning series and the Fab Four’s animated movie Yellow Submarine. Campbell is now retired and on tour, showing and selling paintings of the many characters he brought to life over the years. Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Creative Framing Solutions, 83R Hanover St., Manchester. 320-5988.

In the two and a half years they were together, Jamantics was both a band and a booster club for its local music scene. In addition to making crowds dance with their genre-bending, “high energy, tasty licks” jammy, jazz-inflected sound, the quintet — bassist Eric Reingold, fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, singing drummer Masceo and guitarists Freeland Hubbard and Lucas Gallo — promoted shows at inventive venues like Red River Theatres. Under the Jamantics Presents moniker, they recruited out-of-town bands to perform in Concord at places like Penuche’s Ale House. After parting ways in 2011, the band’s spirit continued: Reingold in a plethora of projects including with NEMA winner Cold Engines; Tirrell-Wysocki performing live and as a studio musician; and Gallo as an occasional performer and a busy booker, for Penuche’s and the annual Market Days. Hubbard (“Free” to all who know him) kept busy with a number of recording projects. Now living in North Carolina, Masceo is a music adviser for a children’s camp and curates a Jamantics-packed page on his website. Everyone’s still friends, and in 2015 Jamantics reunited in the Spotlight Café, the pop-up nightclub in the Capitol Center lobby that was also the site of one of their final shows in August 2011. On Nov. 8, they’ll do it again, though this time in swankier digs, playing at Bank of NH Stage, a state-of-the-art listening room that opened earlier this year. Gallo has been serving as a liaison for bringing regional talent to the new venue. “I have a passion for it, and I believe in the music community here,” he said in a recent phone interview. As he recruited local groups like Supernothing and Trade to the space, he also knew his old band should play there.

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Wednesday, Nov. 6 Candia Town Cabin Pub: Dan Carter Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: Rock the Mic w/ DJ Coach Dublin DelRossi’s Trattoria: Celtic and Old Timey Jam Session Hillsborough Turismo: Blues Jam w Jerry Paquette & the Runaway Bluesmen

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NITE CONCERTS Bank of NH Stage 16 Main St., Concord, 225-1111 Capitol Center for the Arts 44 S. Main St., Concord 225-1111, ccanh.com The Colonial Theatre 95 Main St., Keene 352-2033, thecolonial.org The Flying Monkey 39 S. Main St., Plymouth 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com Kat Wright Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Kozmic Blues (Janis Joplin Tribute) Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute) Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Cap Center B-52s Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Casino Ballroom Liz Frame & the Kickers Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Eric Church Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. SNHU Arena Oceana Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage The Weight Band Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Tupelo Dirty Deeds AC/DC Experience Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Vince Gill Sunday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Cap Center Glenn Miller Orchestra Sunday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Tupelo John Hiatt Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Marc Cohn Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. Tupelo

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Last Waltz Tour w/ Haynes, Johnson Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. Casino Ballroom Jamantics Reunion Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Kick – The INXS Experience Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Tupelo Eaglemania Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Paul Beaubrun Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Graeme James Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Peter Wolf Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Jonathan Edwards Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Tupelo Garcia Project Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Sara Evans Sunday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Tupelo Buddy Guy Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Tupelo Keith Alberstadt Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Mac Powell & the Family Reunion Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey

Big Head Todd & the Monsters Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Tupelo Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre argonaut&wasp Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Eric Gales & Gary Hoey Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Spyro Gyra Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Tupelo Splash n’ Boots (kids’ show) Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Tupelo Ani DiFranco Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Tiffany Sunday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Tupelo 70s vs. 80s vs. 90s vs. 00s Dance Party Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage The Murphy Beds Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Journeyman (Eric Clapton Tribute) Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Tupelo Gary Puckett & the Union Gap Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey


SMART LAUGHS For a show that’s equal parts ha-ha and a-ha! Shane Mauss brings his Stand Up Science Tour to Shaskeen Pub (909 Elm St., Manchester) on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 p.m. Shane opens the show with some of his brainiest stand-up followed by three special guests including two local academics and another comic for this laugh and learn experience. Post-show there’s an interactive discussion and Q&A with the audience. It’s funnier than a TED Talk and smarter than an usual night of comedy. Mauss has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor and storytelling to cities all over the world, appearing on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, Showtime and more. Tickets $15 at brownpapertickets.com HIPPO | OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | PAGE 51


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All quotes are from Travel Light, by NaoAries (March 21 – April 19) Uggi the mi Mitchison, born Nov. 1, 1897. dragon raised his eyebrows and looked over his shoulder at Halla and winked slowly from Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Suddenly the the side of his eye across, in the same way thought of her den and her husband and her that a crocodile winks, and then quickly up long sleep was too much for Matulli-bear, and and down, the same way as an eagle, for he she tried to curtsey to the dragon, but that is had something of the nature of both. Look for too difficult for bears. You do what you can. interesting combinations. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) The dragons Taurus (April 20 – May 20) ‘She will gathered gold. The kings and heroes squan- be quite warm, and what is more,’ said the dered it. Don’t eat all the Halloween candy at dragon, ‘she will always have a night-light, once. because I am proud to say that we dragons Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) For a while always breathe out of our noses while we are she had a mind to go back to the bears, and asleep.’ Avoid screen time for at least a half looked for them in the forest, but, although she hour before bed. could join with them comfortably in hunting Gemini (May 21 – June 20) … and Matfor bees’ nests or mushroom glades, there was ulli’s husband was grumbling away to himself not much else they could do together. You can because he could feel that the snow was not be part of more than one social circle. far off and it was time to go home to the den Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) And it came and sleep and sleep. But Halla was running back to Matulli that … human beings … did around like a crazy butterfly and clearly had not sensibly sleep all winter, but instead went no intention of sleeping. Do your own thing. to a great deal of trouble to cut fuel and shear Cancer (June 21 – July 22) They were sheep and weave blankets and thick cloaks and told the whole story, while Halla Bearsmake themselves hot soup. And Halla, in spite bairn drummed her bare feet on her own of her excellent upbringing, was going to take dragon’s back. Very sensibly, they decided to after the rest of them. A new recipe for hot soup fire-proof her at once, before anything awkawaits. ward could happen. Think ahead to prevent Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) But drag- awkwardness. ons are, within their limits, very intelligent, Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Every dragon had and most of them understand, not only the lan- his cave and, in the order of nature, every guage of several kinds of animals, including cave had its treasure; for was not the sparkle the birds who have beautiful feelings but few of treasure implicit in the velvet darkness of a facts, but also the languages of trolls, dwarfs, cave? Might be treasure, might be bats. giants and human beings. It’s a good time to Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) She got to know learn a new language. the thought and language of the bears. It was Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) There were a language that did what it wanted to do well plenty of other wild beasts in the woods, wolves enough, so that there were many ways of and foxes and martens, reindeer and elks and showing the difference between one taste and roe deer and hares. But most of them kept clear another, the taste of crushed mice, the taste of of the bears. The elk may be avoiding you but many different berries and roots…. You can the reindeer just have other things to do. say what you need to say.


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Fans of fright this Halloween may want to travel to Summertown, Tennessee, to see if they can become the first visitor to make it all the way through the haunted house experience called McKamey Manor. The rewards are compelling — along with notoriety, a person who completes the tour will receive $20,000. But the demands are great, too: Along with bringing a bag of dog food for owner Russ McKamey’s dogs, you need to be at least 21 years old, watch a two-hour video of other contestants failing, complete a sports physical with a doctor’s letter, pass a background check, bring proof of medical insurance, sign a 40-page waiver and pass a drug test. WFLA reports McKamey doesn’t allow cursing during the visit; if you utter a curse word, he’ll subtract money from the $20,000 prize. But don’t despair: McKamey does have a “safe” phrase for those who want to bail out: “You really don’t want to do this.” You’re right. We don’t.

Recent alarming headline

The San Diego Humane Society was summoned to a convenience store parking lot in Del Mar, California, on Oct. 8 after law enforcement officers responded to calls of concern about a van parked there. Officers found a woman living in the van with more than 300 pet rats. Humane Society Capt. Danee Cook told The San Diego Union-Tribune, “This was not a cruelty case. This was a relinquishment.” The unidentified owner said she had started with two pet rats, but the situation had gotten out of control, and she agreed to surrender all of them, many of which were juveniles or pregnant. Officers spent several days tearing the van apart and recovered 320 animals, about half of which were put up for adoption. Meanwhile, the woman has found a place to live with the help of a GoFundMe page.

The name game

You probably thought Tupac Shakur died in 1996 in Las Vegas. Little did you suspect there’s another Tupac A. Shakur, of Washington County, Tennessee. Shakur, 40, was arrested Oct. 19 after he threatened Johnson City police officers with a knife, Fox News reported. Police were able to wrestle Shakur to the ground; they also found a syringe and bags of methamphetamine and charged him with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and simple possession of meth and unlawful drug paraphernalia. It is unclear whether Shakur’s name was his from birth or whether he changed it to match the rapper’s.

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ing to make it his own. Since late August, Blackwell, a neighbor of the property, has been repeatedly entering the home, according to court papers, even after being told by police that he does not have authority to do so. He has been doing work around the house, including removing trees and shrubbery, installing new locks and telling other neighbors he had bought the house. Blackwell told police he offered the elderly owner of the home, who lives elsewhere, $90,000 for her property, which has a market value of $363,000. Court documents state that after the owner refused the offer, he told her he would “forge any document needed to get the property from her,” according to KUTV. Finally on Oct. 18, police issued a warrant for Blackwell’s arrest, on charges of burglary, forgery, stalking, theft, three counts of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

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On-air reporter Angel Cardenas with KMAX TV in Sacramento, California, was fired on Oct. 21 after a bizarre incident at the Sacramento International Auto Show the day before. During a broadcast before the show opened, Cardenas climbed on at least two of the privately owned show cars and dinged another when he opened a door against it. “No one is out here to tell me which car I can’t go in ... so I’m just gonna live on the wild side,” he told viewers before posing atop a Ford Thunderbird. “I feel like a kid in a candy store,” he said, according to Fox News. The producer of the auto show contacted the general manager of the TV station and was told Cardenas had been terminated.


Truck driver Cesar Schmitz of Eneas Marques, Brazil, was just trying to make his wife happy when he launched an effort to rid their backyard of cockroaches. “She ... begged me to destroy their nest under the ground once and for all,” Schmitz, 48, explained. After chemicals failed to do the job, The Daily Mail reported, Schmitz decided setting fire to the hole would work, so on Oct. 18, he poured a capful of gasoline into the hole and tossed in a lighted match. After a couple of misfires, caught on his home’s security camera, a match landed, and Schmitz and his dogs are seen ducking for cover as the resulting explosion sends turf and lawn furniture flying through the air. The gasoline itself had ignited but it had also set off the highly combustible methane from the bugs’ venom that had accumulated in an air pocket under the grass. “I wish I’d thought this through,” Schmitz said. He admitted it made a huge mess, but said, ultimately, his scheme was a success: The cockroaches are gone. Visit newsoftheweird.com.

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