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ON THE COVER 12 SAVE THE DAY Learn lifesaving skills, tech-saving techniques and car-trouble fixes, and you might find yourself the hero of the day. Local experts share their tips for solving the most common problems with technology and cars, plus find out where to take CPR and first-aid classes, and learn how to do the Heimlich maneuver. ALSO ON THE COVER, start planning for the annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship & Winter Festival, scheduled to take place Jan. 23 through Jan. 26, p. 22. Also in Concord, a cannoli shop has moved and expanded, p. 28. And try some new IPAs, p. 32.


NEWS & NOTES 4 Raising the “red flag” bill; PLUS News in Brief. 7 Q&A 8 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 18 THE ARTS: 19 ART Debbie Campbell. 21 THEATER Curtain Call; listings for events around town. 21 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 23 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 23 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 24 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 25 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 26 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 29 THE CANNOLI STOP CAFE & BAKERY Riverhouse After Dark; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Beer; Try This At Home. POP CULTURE: 34 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz nominates 1917 for Best Award Season Surprise, Like a Boss for Best Example of Why A Cast Alone Can’t Save a Movie and Just Mercy for Best Actor for Michael B. Jordan. NITE: 40 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE Andrew Rivers; Nightlife, music & comedy listings and more. 41 ROCK AND ROLL CROSSWORD A puzzle for the music-lover. 42 MUSIC THIS WEEK Live music at your favorite bars and restaurants. ODDS & ENDS: 48 CROSSWORD 49 SIGNS OF LIFE 49 SUDOKU 50 NEWS OF THE WEIRD



In the bag? On Jan. 9 the state House of Representatives voted 205-158 in favor of a bill aimed at curbing plastic pollution, according to the General Court website. The bill, HB 559, bans the single-use plastic bags currently found in most grocery stores and requires businesses to charge 10 cents for thicker plastic bags (no more than 50 cents per shopping trip) that the bill’s proponents say will be more reusable. Opponents of the bill, including the New Hampshire Grocers Association, say the current plastic bags are already reusable and worry that the 10-centper-bag fee will cut too deeply into the bottom lines of the state’s merchants. The bill now heads to the Democrat-controlled state Senate.

Crime scam State officials are warning the public about a new scam that attempts to masquerade as an act of the New Hampshire Justice Department. In a Jan. 13 news release, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald detailed an apparent scam attempt in which individuals received letters on what appeared to be NH DOJ letterhead that notified the recipients of a legal proceeding that had been launched against them. The letters, which also bear forged signatures of MacDonald, request payment as part of the legal action. In the news release, MacDonald stated that individuals would “under no

circumstances” be notified by mail that they were being charged with a crime. Adding that the office would never “issue a letter requesting payment in order to resolve criminal charges,” MacDonald encouraged anyone receiving one of the scam letters to file a report with the Consumer Complaint Hotline at 1-888-468-4454.

Gov. trolls Maine “New Hampshire is open for business.” Gov. Chris Sununu’s sixword press statement on Jan. 10 followed the news that Maine Gov. Janet Mills had vetoed the legalization of sports betting. Sununu’s neighboring state trolling comes as the NH Lottery reports that legal sports betting in the Granite State, launched on Dec. 30, has drawn more than 16,200 registered users who have placed approximately $3.44 million during its first week of operation. According to the Lottery, the state will retain 51 percent of all gross sports betting revenues, which will go toward funding education in New Hampshire. Overdose deaths While 2019 drug overdose deaths were down in the state as a whole in 2019, newly released end of year data from American Medical Response shows that New Hampshire’s two largest cities saw an increase in deaths from 2018. In a Jan. 8 release from AMR, the company reports that the Queen City

saw 57 confirmed drug deaths in 2019, amounting to a 10-percent increase from the 52 clocked in 2018, the company reports. As for Nashua, ARM reports that the city saw a six-percent increase in overdose deaths over the last calendar year, going from 35 in 2018 to 37 in 2019. Both these increases run counter to statewide trends reported by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which notes the state saw 364 drug deaths in 2019 compared to 471 in 2018. Additionally, 2019 AMR data indicates a skyrocketing use in Narcan in both cities (up 85 percent in Nashua and 97 percent in Manchester) and an overall downturn in the number of visits to the cities’ respective Safe Station sites (a 36-percent decrease in Nashua and a six-percent decrease in Manchester.)

Gender on IDs As of Jan. 9, gender non-binary Granite Staters will have the oppertunity to select a third option on state-issued driver’s licenses or non-driver IDs. Enacted into law in July of last year without Gov. Chris Sununu’s signature, according to the General Court website, the provision allows an individual to designate their gender as male, female or other, which will be signified by the letter “X” on the license. New Hampshire is now the 13th state to allow for non-binary gender identification on state-issued licenses.

Politics This Week • Tulsi Gabbard: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will hold three town halls this week, according to the campaign. On Thursday, Jan. 16, she will hold a 6 p.m. town hall in Manchester at Penuche’s Music Hall, and on Friday, Jan. 17, she

will have a second town hall at 6 p.m. at Merrimack High School. On Saturday, Jan. 18, at 4:30 p.m., Gabbard will be in Milford for a town hall at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club. Visit • Pete Buttigieg: Former South

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Warner’s Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum has been designated as one of the top Native American museums in the United States. In a Jan. 13 news release, Mt. Kearsarge announced thatBedford it had been selected by, an online hub for Native American Amherst culture, history and traditions, as the sixth on the list of the 10 best museums Milford of its kind in the country. The release said the museum was commended for its artifact displays, guided tours and cultural celebrations.



On Jan. 8, fourth-term Franklin Mayor Tony Giunta was named the Clean Energy Champion of the Year at the annual Clean Energy New Hampshire Awards. Giunta, who’s also the director of Project Development for Concord-based geoengineering and civil engineering company Norbis, was recognized for a career focused on renewable energy and environmental protection, according to a news release from Norbis. The release points to Giunta’s work overseeing the cleanup of contaminated sites with the Department of Environmental Services as well as his founding of the American Energy Independence Company, a New Hampshire firm that “manufactures environmentally-friendly, renewable non-petroleum-based products.”

Nashua is home to New Hampshire’s newest community bank as of Jan. 14, MANCHESTER when Millyard Bank celebrated the grand opening of its corporate headquarters on Northeastern Boulevard. Noting in a Jan. 10 news release thatDerry it is the first Merrimack new bank to open in Nashua since 2007, Millard media Londonderry contact Lisa Cramb said the bank was founded by a group of local business leaders in response to the city’s NASHUA absence of a “true community bank.”



Advocates of the so-called “Free the Nipple” movement were understandably chafed on Jan. 13 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by a group of Granite State women who sought to challenge a Laconia ordinance criminalizing the act of women appearing toppless in public. The women, Kia Sinclair, Ginger Pierro and Heidi Lilley, sought to challenge a New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling from August of last year that held that the arrest of the three women under Laconia’s ordinance did not constitute an illegal abridgement of the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection clause.

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Suicide prevention is the primary goal of the “red flag” bill that would allow police to temporarily confiscate an individual’s firearms based on the concerns of family members and law enforcement. On Jan. 8 the House voted 201 to 176 in favor of HB 687, which would establish an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) procedure allowing “family or household members or law enforcement officers to petition for a court order to temporarily restrict access to firearms by individuals who are found to pose an immediate risk to themselves or others.” The Center for Disease Control reports that firearm suicides accounted for 129 of the 265 cases of suicide in New Hampshire in 2017. “This is an opportunity to take the most lethal means [of suicide] available away from people in that critical moment when they’re in danger of doing harm to themselves or others around them,” Rep. Debra Altschiller, D-Stratham, the bill’s primary sponsor, said. Pointing to a CDC five-year average Fatal Injury Report between 2013 and 2017 that found that 90 percent of all New Hampshire gun deaths were suicides, Altschiller said the bill represents measure the state can take to curb the “distubing epidemic” of suicide. If the court grants an ERPO, police will be dispatched to collect all firearms and ammunition in the home of the person whom the court has found to be at risk based on a preponderance of evidence. A hearing will take place no less than three days later, during which time the court will determine whether the weapons ought to be returned or whether a mental health or substance misuse evaluation is needed. Should the court find “clear and convincing evidence” that the individual has a serious mental illness or recurring mental health condition that is likely to lead to the individual being a danger to themselves or others, the order may be extended to a maximum of 12 months to allow the person time to undergo court-ordered methods of mental health treatment or counseling. Pat Sullivan, executive director of the New Hampshire Association of Police Chiefs, said his organization “took no position” on the bill in its current form. “We’re in favor of anything that protects the public and this, in its shell, would, in fact, protect the public,” Sullivan said. “But I think the way it goes about it and the [broad definition of mental illness] are the concerns.” Despite the bill’s limitations on who can petition for an ERPO, critics like Rep. John Burt, R-Goffstown, fear the legislation may be abused by way of false reports to police by friends, neighbors or family members with a bone to pick. “If I had an anti-gun neighbor that moved next door to me, they could call up the police and say ‘Look, John is acting a little strange today.’ And

just that phone call would get them to come to my house, chances are at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m., bang on the door, enter and rip my house upside down looking for all my guns,” Burt said. Burt also said the bill falls short by failing to immediately connect a potentially suicidal individual with treatment options. “If they’re willing to take your guns against your will, why don’t they take the person and put them in a hospital to be evaluated?” Burt asked. According to the bill, a brochure detailing local crisis intervention, mental health, substance abuse, counseling and other services may be given to people when their firearms and ammunition are temporarily confiscated by police. J.R. Hoell, former state representative and current secretary of the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, says the measure is “nothing more than a gun grab” that fails to address the problems of suicide. “It doesn’t mandate that people give up their pharmaceutical medications, it doesn’t mandate that they give up their cars, it doesn’t mandate that they give up any other way of taking their own life,” Hoell said “It only goes after the firearms and it’s purely and simply a gun confiscation measure.” Disputing the focus on the role on firearms in the state’s suicide rate, Hoell suggested that drug overdose bore more responsibility for New Hampshire’s suicide rate, which increased by 48.3 percent between 1999 and 2016, according to a 2018 report from the CDC. Hoell did not distinguish between accidental drug overdoses and intentional drug overdoses, but held that focusing on the state’s drug problem would do more to curb suicides than HB 687 could. “I’m saying if you’re busy taking drugs at a level where you’re OD-ing, you’re not managing your life well, period,” Hoell said. “Whether you’re suicidal or not, there’s no way to tell. Unfortunately, the person who is dead [from] an OD won’t tell us how he died, but he obviously needed serious attention, medical, emotional or other.” According to the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 471 people died from a drug overdose in 2018. But Rep. David Meuse, D-Portsmouth, says the higher fatality rate associated with suicide by firearm warrants a focus on keeping guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves. “In the [House] debate, we heard some people saying, ‘Well, you’re not taking away steak knives,’ or ‘You’re not taking away pill bottles,’” Meuse said. “The thing is, if you try to hang yourself, the fatality rate is far under 50 percent. The same thing goes for when you try to take an overdose. But when you shoot yourself in the head, that’s an 85 percent fatality rate.” ERPO legislation is currently on the books in 17 states, according to a study from WAMU radio, with 12 of those states enacting the provisions following the 2018 shooting mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.


Be a steward of nature UNH searches for new Coverts Project class

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is looking for volunteers to fill this year’s class for the New Hampshire Coverts Project, an annual program that trains Granite Staters to serve as volunteer nature and wildlife oriented educators and stewards in their communities. Haley Andreozzi, wildlife outreach program manager for the Cooperative Extension, explained more about the program and its benefits to the state. What is the Coverts Project? The Coverts Project is sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Division of Forests and Lands. It’s a program that trains volunteers in wildlife conservation, forest stewardship and effective community outreach. A big part of the training is a multi-day training period in Greenfield. What happens there? We have a three-and-a-half-day training where we bring in natural resources experts from around the state from different organizations to provide information, knowledge and skills related to wildlife conservation, habitat management, forest stewardship, land conservation and community outreach. I like to think of it as a college course smushed into three and a half days. Is there field work going on in addition to all of the classroom sessions? We [mostly] do classroom sessions in the morning and then head out into the field in the afternoon to see the topics and concepts that we’ve talked about. We do some local field trips to conservation lands and manage sites around the area of the workshop. What was the overarching goal of the Coverts Project when it was established back in 1995? The goal was to increase the amount of land in New Hampshire that’s managed with a stewardship ethic and wildlife in mind. Here in New Hampshire, we’re in a unique position where the large majority ... of our forest land is privately owned. We really rely on private landowners of New Hampshire to be stewards of New Hampshire’s wildlife and habitats. It’s a lot different than a place like Alaska, where the large majority of the land is owned by state and federal agencies. There you can get five people in a room and make a really big and impactful decision about how to manage the land. Here, we’re really relying on 150,000 private landowners to make decisions that will alter the diversity of wildlife that we have. NH Coverts Project To apply for this year’s Coverts Project, download the 2020 NH Coverts Project Application at If selected, there is a $50 registration fee, but all lodging, food and other expenses associated with the workshop are covered. The deadline for receiving applications is March 1. For more information, contact Haley Andreozzi at or 862-5327.

Are there specific qualities or skills that you’re looking for in participants? We’re looking for folks who have an interest in wildlife and forest stewardship. Folks who have some level of involvement already, either on their Haley Andreozzi own properties or in their communities, that shows they’re interested and proves that they can give back to their communities. We’re looking for people that have the potential to use the information, knowledge and skills from the workshop to have an impact. After the training, the participants commit to 40 hours of volunteer work. What form do those volunteer hours usually take? It’s a variety of things. A lot of volunteers will use the information to develop a land or forest management plan for their own properties that includes wildlife objectives. Volunteers will work on local conservation projects in their own communities like helping to conserve wildlife habitats. Some apply their time through work that they’re already doing, whether it’s serving on their local Conservation Commission or local Land Trust Board. Some of our volunteers give public presentations or lead nature walks focused on wildlife and habitat all across the state. Some volunteers are teachers who use their volunteer time to bring new nature-based practices into their classrooms. [How does the state] benefit from the people who complete the program? We have Coverts volunteers in over 175 communities around New Hampshire, so there’s a network of folks working on behalf of New Hampshire’s wildlife and forests across the state. So … it’s good to know that there are people out there who are trained to use research-based information to educate others and make decisions about how habitat is managed in New Hampshire. And for folks who are looking for ways to dip their toes in the water of wildlife or natural resources-based volunteering, we do have other options and programs available [like] Nature Groupie, a project run out of UNH Cooperative Extension that pools volunteer opportunities from conservation organizations all over New Hampshire and beyond. — Travis R. Morin

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For many, the 60+-degree weekend warm temperature snap of Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 was a welcome reprieve from the winter weather, but one University of New Hampshire climatologist says these “winter heat waves” are a troubling sign of things to come. In an NHPR story from Jan. 14, UNH research assistant professor Elizabeth Burakowski called New England a “warming hotspot” resulting from global climate change, noting that the warming trend will undoubtedly have a negative impact on snowpack, including premature plant bloom and the release of additional climate-warming carbon dioxide stored in the ground under the snow. Score: -2 Comment: Burakowski told the Hippo in a previous interview that failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will cause New Hampshire to “end up with winters that are much closer to what Virginia experiences today” 50 to 60 years from now.

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The state Department of Education has eliminated the waitlist at the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency tasked with helping residents with disabilities gain employment and personal independence through rehab services. The elimination of the waitlist, announced in a Jan. 7 news release from Gov. Chris Sununu, follows the Bureau’s 2018 creation of an “Order of Selection” waitlist, designed to serve the most disabled in the state first. The waitlist itself came about when Sununu and education commissioner Frank Edelblut ordered the Bureau to undergo reorganization after the discovery of “financial mismanagement.” Score: +1 Comment: In a statement, Sununu championed his administration’s elimination of the waitlist, stating “very few states that have implemented an order of selection have ever ended it.”

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Patriots season is over, time to move on Depending on your point of view we started the new year either occupied or distracted by all the dire Patriots news. But now with their season done, let’s take a look at some of the big stories that are above the fold and a few other lesser ones that have been festering for a while as we head into 2020. Since he owns the Boston Globe, isn’t it strange for John Henry to say the belief his new GM’s biggest mission is to get the payroll under the luxury tax line is “media driven”? Couldn’t he have just walked down the hall to refute that claim as it gathered momentum? It will likely cost the Sox co-conspirator Alex Cora too, but bravo to commissioner Rob Manfred for dropping the hammer on the Astros and more so to owner Jim Crain for then firing his GM and manager for cheating. Last week’s “I’ve still got something to prove” Instagram post makes it seem like I’m going to be wrong TB-12 will retire. If so, what do you think he’ll be at 43, Ted Williams coming back from hitting a career low .254 in 1959 to hit .316 with 29 homers in 1960 or Willie Mays on the warning track in the 1973 World Series? Speaking of Brady, I was definitely incorrect saying playing Jared Stidham at QB instead would save $30 million in cap space. Forgot about the $14 million in dead money Brady’s departure would create. So it’s about $15 mil instead and that changes the math on the option I said it gave the brass. So never mind. However, if Brady plays, hoping it’s here. Especially if Drew Brees retires, because Brady will then go past him for most TD passes all time. Of course, that’s probably a reason for Brees playing in 2020. Because whoever outlasts the other winds up with that pretty big record for years since active

leader Aaron Rodgers will never get there. Of course, after what we just saw from Pat Mahomes on Sunday, he’ll probably be there in 2021. Wow, he was good. Many say the Celtics’ biggest need is getter stronger in the middle. Not me. I’m fine with the productive Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter combo. They’ve exceeded expectations by far and to get something better than what they’re doing means giving up a member of the core. Not worth it. What they need most is a more consistent scorer off the bench. So about giving a second-round pick or Carson Edwards to bring back Isaiah Thomas to come off the bench? Another might be Ish Smith, who killed them off the Wizards bench 10 days ago. The now a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Richard Seymour was either the best defensive player or just behind Ty Law on three Super Bowl winners at the dawn of a dynasty. That’s good enough for me. Though I’ve got to say the competition posed by all 14 finalists is pretty stiff. You get seven votes, so mine go to Reggie Wayne, John Lynch, Troy Polamalu, hard-hitting ’80s Denver Steve Atwater and Jacksonville O-tackle Tony Boselli for sure. The Dan the Fan Snyder Doofus Owner Award: To new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper for giving that dude from Baylor a seven-year contract and $70 million guaranteed. Given the long list of college coaches quickly flunking out of the NFL, why would you give the Baylor dude seven years? The only true success was new famer Jimmy Johnson and, OK, Barry Switzer, who did it with JJ’s team. I’ve got the over-under at the firing by his “hands on” owner as mid-way through Year 3. The flunk-out list includes Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Bobby Petrino, Denis Erickson, Chip Kelly and the great Bud Wilkerson way back when. Two more thoughts on the NFL coaching carousel: (1) Was the G-Men and Panthers naming new coaches with interviews still scheduled with Josh McDaniels payback

for the Colts deal two winters ago? (2) While Joe Judge’s coverage units were great, how do you get a head coaching job when (a) he’s never been a coordinator, (b) his return teams were awful, (c) the FG kicking worse, (d) do I have to mention how his guys played under him as receiver coach?, and (e) he worked for the best OC of the last 10 years whose scheduled interview was canceled to hire his assistant? In short, looks like the G-Men panicked after the Baylor dude got hired in Carolina to blow a third straight coaching hire. Of course compared to Bill O’Brien, Judge looks like George Hallas after O’Brien just pulled off the worst playoff coaching job I’ve ever seen. It included a ridiculous momentum-building fake punt from his own 30 with a 17-point lead and repeated indecision to needlessly waste four timeouts to be out of them at the end of both halves. The worst was calling one to decide a fourth-and-one play with a 21-0 lead, before deciding, never mind, to do the obvious to go for the FG instead, which he didn’t need a timeout for in the first place. Most of it all helping Houston blow a 24-0 lead to lose 51-31. And they killed Marty Schottenheimer for game management. Yikes. And Tony Romo – you liked/loved the fake punt call? Really? Time for a CBS drug test. Anyone else notice edge rusher Chase Young and tailback J. K. Dobbins both confusingly wore No. 2 for Ohio State when they lost 29-23 to Clemson in that great college semi-final football game? How can that be legal? Finally, you don’t know how it would have played out from there. But the on further review call back of the OSU scoop and score by DB back Jordan Fuller was bogus. Losing by six after that call must have been a tough pill to swallow for Ryan Day. In any event – great first year for the pride of Manchester Central. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.

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The Big Story – Who’s Red Hot: That would be Goffstown’s Kelly Walsh, although sizzling might be the more accurate adjective after the week she had. She wound up a 32 night in a close loss to Alvirne before going for 39 points as she broke the G-Town all-time scoring record of 1,396 as they were 61-35 winners over Winnacunnet. Then a night later she went over 1,400 with 30 more in a 47-34 win over Keene. Sports 101: When Oklahoma won a college record 47 straight games under the great Bud Wilkerson the same team was the last to beat them before it started and to end it. Name the school. Nick of Tyme Award: To Merrimack’s Dylan Sadowski for getting the game winner in OT when the Tomahawks beat Winnacunnet 6-5 in NHIAA hockey action. Alumni News: Nice night for Memorial alum Manny Alisando, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds on Thursday as Plymouth State beat Castleton of Vermont 74-50 on the road. Bragging Rights Game of the Week: To Bishop Guertin after they were 4-1 winners in their duel with D-I rival Bedford. They took control with a pair of sec-

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5 – points total from a hat trick and two assists for Kenneth McIntyre to lead Memorial to a 9-1 hockey win over Bishop Brady when the Brandons Murphy and Burroughs each had a pair of goals for the Crusaders. 17 – saves and two goals allowed by netminder Devin Lapierre when

ond-period goals by Avery Abbott and Mike Schaaf, on a power play, to go up 3-1 before an open net score made it 4-1 as the Cardinals improved 4-1 on the year while the Bulldogs dropped to 4-2-1. Stat Sheet: The big number for the Bedford hoop teams was 26 on Tuesday, as Isabella King had that many points in a 57-31 win over Nashua North as did Justin O’Neill in the boys’ 73-67 win over North as well. Sports 101 Answer: The head-slapping “I should have known that” answer is Notre Dame, who beat OU in the 1953 season opener 28-21 (and they tied Pittsburgh the next week) before running off 47 straight wins in streak that ended with a 7-0 loss to ND four years and change later. On This Day – Jan. 16: 1960 – Detroit’s Gordie Howe scores a goal in a win over Chicago taking him by Montreal’s Maurice the Rocket Richard 947 points to become the NHL’s all-time leading scorer; 1970 – Curt Flood puts MLB players on the path to free agency by filing a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause; 1981 – Boxer Leon Spinks is robbed by assailants who even take his gold teeth.

Goffstown was a 3-2 winner over Dover when Grady Chretien had a pair of goals for G-Town. 19 – game high points from (it must be) Destiny Jordan to lead 4-1 Central by Alvirne 67-32. 25 – points scored by Avah Ingalls when Pinkerton got by Salem 47-43 on Friday night to move to 3-1. 29 – combined points from Baril Mawo (17) and

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Carson Edwards: Undersized, never seen a shot he didn’t take (and miss) second-round Celtics pick. Off two 40-point NCAA tournament games, we were told he’d be instant offense. But, by shooting 30.5 on threes and 30.6 on twos, that hasn’t materialized. And, where did those wedgie- inducing 1980s time warp shorts come from, the 80-percent-off bin at Marshalls? Hands-on owner: When applied to new NFL owners, a polite term for control freak know-it-all who soon proves they don’t. Some get off fine, like Jerry Jones winning three early SB’s in Dallas before going 25 long years while winning just three playoff games after the team Jimmy Johnson built cratered soon after JJ drove JJ out after the first two. But normally it’s more like Dan ‘the fan’ Snyder’s reign in Washington. Dan ‘the Fan’ Snyder: Redskins owner who somehow came up with $800 million to buy his boyhood team in 1999 at age 34. In 19 years since, he’s gone through nine coaches, went 142-193- 1 in the regular season and 1-5 in the playoffs. All while vehemently fending off numerous attempts from those wanting him to ditch the politically incorrectskins nickname. Politically Incorrect Redskins Name: Actually born in Boston, where the Boston Redskins won the NFL title in 1937 before moving south to D.C. after 1939. Bud Wilkerson: College football legend who went 145-29-4 at Oklahoma between 1947 and 1963 when the Sooners won three national titles and 47 straight games.

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LEARN LIFESAVING SKILLS, PLUS HOW TO FIX CAR PROBLEMS AND TECH ISSUES It’s the third week of our annual four-week Look Good, Feel Great series, and this time, we found ways to help you save the day, whether you need to jumpstart a heart, a car or your iPhone. Just be sure to talk to a doctor if you’re dealing with a medical emergency, or a mechanic or IT person if it’s a car or your tech that needs saving.

Joy ride

How to solve the most common car problems By Angie Sykeny

If you drive a car, you may know from experience that anything can go wrong at any time. There are, however, some steps you can take to prepare for and, in some cases, prevent some common car problems. Jeff Rol, manager at Auto Care Plus in Manchester, shared some tips on how to handle a flat tire, a frozen door handle and more.

Flat tire

The worst case scenario is getting a flat tire while driving. If that happens, you will know because you will feel the car pull to the side where the flat tire is. If it’s a rear tire, the car won’t pull and, unfortunately, it may take you longer to notice, and the consequences will be more severe, Rol said. If, while driving, you recognize that you have a flat tire, do not, under any circumstance, continue to drive on it, Rol said. If you do, you will do irreversible damage to the tire and possibly to the rim, but more importantly, you are risking your safety on the road. “It’s way easier to replace a rim and a tire than it is [to replace] any part of you, so find a safe spot, pull over right away and deal with it

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then,” Rol said. After you’ve pulled over, if you have a spare tire (it’s a good idea to have one) and you know how to change a tire and are confident in your ability to do so, go ahead. In most cases, however, you should leave it as is and call for a tow truck, Rol said. “I highly recommend having a professional [change the tire] so you aren’t doing any more damage,” he said. You’ll be in a much better position to deal with a flat tire if you notice it from the outside, when you aren’t driving, so take a look at your tires every now and then, especially during the winter, because cold temperatures can cause tires to lose more air pressure. A flat tire or tire with low air will appear flat at the bottom or bulge out at the sides, Rol said. Resolve the problem simply by filling the tire with more air, but, as Rol said, do not risk driving on it to get it to an air pump. Your best option, he said, is to invest in a portable air pump with an AC adapter that plugs into your car’s power port, and to keep it in your trunk so that you’re prepared to fill a flat tire wherever you are.

Dead battery

There are a number of things that could cause a dead car battery, but Rol said about

70 percent of the time, it’s caused by car lights being left on or a car door being left open, so taking a moment to double check that the lights are off and the doors are closed as you leave the car can go a long way toward preventing a dead battery. If, for whatever reason, you do find yourself with a dead car battery, you’ll need to recruit the help of another driver, and at least one of you will need to have a jumper cable, so if you don’t currently have one, that’s something you should buy and keep in your car, Rol said. Assuming you have access to a jumper cable, position the two cars next to each other, turn them off and open the hoods to locate the positive and negative terminals. The jumper cable will have two clips: red, which is positive, and black, which is negative. Clip them on to their respective terminals. “It’s always safest to do one at a time — positive to positive, then negative to negative — to minimize the likelihood of crossing the fields and wrecking one of the electrical systems,” Rol said. Start up the donor car and allow it to run. Giving it some gas can also speed up the process, Rol said. A few minutes should be a long enough time to charge the other car’s dead battery and allow it to start again.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that if you have a dead battery, there will be another car and driver around to help you, which is why a portable car jump starter is another good tool to keep in your car. “They cost around $100, and they make them small enough now that they can fit in a purse and still start big engines,” Rol said. “Just make sure you check the charge on it weekly to make sure it has a good charge. You can charge them in a household outlet.”

Out of gas

“Unfortunately, this happens more often than we like to see,” Rol said. Keep in mind that gas stations are mandated to serve a different blend of gas in the winter, which happens to burn more quickly than the gas they serve in the summer, Rol said. If possible, never let your gas get so low that your “low gas” warning light comes on. In the winter especially, Rol said, you should refuel when you reach half a tank. “If you get stuck or slide off the road, it’s good to have half a tank of gas so that you can have the vehicle idling and keep the heat going so you stay warm and safe while waiting for help to arrive.”

Warning light

“Always pay attention to them and don’t ignore them, because there is ... something wrong that made that light come on,” Rol said. It helps to study your car’s manual and familiarize yourself with what the different light symbols mean so that, if one comes on, you can determine whether the problem is urgent or can wait. For example, if your airbag light comes on, indicating that your airbag will not deploy properly in an accident, you don’t necessarily need to pull over right away, but you should take it to a repair facility as soon as possible, Rol said. A “check engine” light or a brake light, however, is indicative of a more serious problem that could jeopardize your safety on the road if you continue to drive with it on. “You should not be driving,” Rol said. “Get to a safe spot right away — some kind of parking lot, away from traffic — and call a tow truck to take it to a repair facility.”

Frozen/covered in ice

“This definitely happens a lot here in New Hampshire,” Rol said. It’s a good idea to stay up to date on the weather so that, if a snow or ice storm is expected, you can take action to minimize the damage to your car or simply the hassle of getting your car in drivable condition.

One of the simplest things you can do is raise your wiper blades up off the windshield, which will prevent them from freezing to the windshield, making it easier to scrape the ice or snow off your windshield. (Keeping an ice scraper in your car should be a no-brainer, Rol said.) If your wiper blades are stuck to the windshield, scrape the ice off the windshield starting from the top, then scrape more gently as you get down near the wiper blades and remove as much ice as you can before attempting to break the wipers free. Starting your car and turning on the defrost can expedite the process. You may also want to invest in a set of winter wiper blades. “Winter blades are wrapped in rubber, so ice can’t build up in the framing of the blade,” Rol said. “Plus, it shapes to the windshield better and keeps good contact with it so that there are no gaps where ice and snow can build up.” A big mistake people make, Rol said, is trying to break their wiper blades free using the motor. “If you try to do that, you can do damage to the motor or linkage and cause it to break, and then you’ll have no wipers that are working,” he said. “Same goes for frozen windows that won’t go down. Forcing them with the motor will damage the motor, and that costs a few hundred dollars to replace.”

If you have no need to put your windows down, or putting down your windows can wait, rest assured that they will usually thaw out with the car running and the defrost and heat on within 30 to 45 minutes, Rol said. If, however, you do need to break the window free, or if your door handle or lock is frozen shut, you can use either negative-20-degree washer solvent or isopropyl alcohol to melt the ice. If you’re fortunate enough to have a car with a remote start feature, you can also try starting the car, which should eventually warm it up enough for you to be able to open the door.

Stuck in the snow

The best thing you can do to avoid getting stuck in the snow is invest in a set of snow tires, Rol said. “Snow tires are made of a different rubber compound that’s much softer and more pliable, but gives them double the traction of regular, all-season tires,” he said. “They’re always going to help you from getting stuck.” If you do get stuck and the wheels start spinning in place, it is very unlikely at that point that you will be able to drive the car out of its stuck position. “If you keep throwing it into drive and reverse too harshly and hammer on the gas, it puts a lot of stress on the transmission and can do damage,” Rol said.

Raise your wiper blades up off the windshield, which will prevent them from freezing to the windshield.

The next best solution, then, is to shovel the car out, which is why you should always keep a shovel in your car, Rol said. Start by shoveling around the wheels and the bumpers where the snow is packed. You may also want to keep some cat litter or sand in your car, which you can put under the tires to give them additional traction, Rol said. Finally, it’s always wise to keep some survival and emergency supplies in your car in case you can’t get the car unstuck and can’t get help right away. “A lighter, a large, warm blanket, some road flares and a couple of candy bars are all good things to have in the trunk,” Rol said. “Even if you never end up needing it, it’s good to know it’s there.”

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Doing IT yourself

Tech support tips from local specialists By Travis R. Morin

Glitches, bugs and other device malfunctions can wreak havoc on our technological lives. While many issues are beyond a quick fix, a couple of local IT experts shared simple solutions for some of the most common computer and cell phone problems.

Power up

Whether it’s a cell phone or a laptop, battery life can be one of the biggest barriers to getting the most out of your device. According to Maurice Rainier, technician at Apex Computers in Nashua, maintaining battery longevity begins and ends with how you charge your device from the moment you take it out of the box. “From the time you get the computer to the time the battery dies or you get rid of the computer, you always want to make sure that you charge it fully, unplug it from the wall and let it drain down to 5 or 10 percent before you plug it back in,” Rainier said. He said most laptop and tablet batteries are built for a maximum number of charges and

require a full charging cycle, so habits like running the device while it’s plugged into the wall will deplete those limited charges. “Habits like that are literally killing your battery life,” Rainier said. “Then people go and take it on a trip and say, ‘It’s supposed to last six hours, but it only lasted an hour and a half. What happened?’ Well, you’ve had it plugged in at your desk the entire time you’ve owned the computer.” If you plan to treat your laptop as a desktop rather than taking it on the go, Rainier suggests removing the battery and running the device on electrical power from the outlet. Close attention to charging habits can be an asset for your cell phone, too, says Joe Talbot, a cell phone technician with Cellular Freedom Repairs in Manchester, who noted that overuse of car chargers can chip away at a mobile device’s battery life. “One thing a lot of people don’t know is that it’s not actually good to charge your battery in a car past 70 percent,” said Talbot. In order to maintain healthy battery life, Talbot said, phones require what’s known as a “trickle charge,” or an electric charging rate that’s equal to the device’s power discharge rate, which cars cannot provide.

In terms of wall charging, Talbot said charging rules are more flexible, but the best practice for longer battery life would be to hold off on plugging in until you’re down to 20 percent of your supply.


Anyone who’s ever gotten a phone or laptop wet is familiar with the prescription of submerging the waterlogged device in rice, but both Talbot and Rainier say that starchy stopgap isn’t quite the silver bullet the internet has made it out to be. “To be honest, that actually doesn’t do much,” Talbot said. “It only gets the surface water. Generally, the best way to handle water is to have someone take the whole phone apart and do a full water damage repair to it.” Rainier agreed. He said the best way to properly dry out a device is to disassemble it

and expose it to as much air as possible. But he cautioned that cleanup gets more complicated when the offending beverage is anything other than water. “If you spill something like soda, it’s a little different than just spilling water,” Rainier said. “When water evaporates and dries up, it’s gone. But sugary things like wine, beer or soda all leave a residue and you want to get that cleaned up before you try to boot the system again.” In the case of non-water spills, Rainier recommends consulting a professional rather than attempting a DIY cleanup. Immediately following a spill of any liquid, both Rainier and Talbot said, you should remove the charging cord or battery, as the exposure of electrical current to a wet device risks short-circuiting the device. TECH CONTINUED ON PG 15

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Saving lives

Local opportunities for CPR or first aid training By Matt Ingersoll

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You don’t have to work in the medical field to acquire valuable skills to save lives. In fact, there are opportunities all over the Granite State to take first aid and CPR classes specifically designed for those with little or no prior training. Performing CPR or first aid could mean the difference between life and death for a loved one. That’s because about 75 to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, according to Alan Goulet, strategic account executive of Northern New England for the American Red Cross. “Bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest … can double a victim’s chance of survival,” he said. “Giving appropriate first aid immediately can help to reduce a person’s recovery time. It could make a difference between the patient having a temporary or a long-term disability.” There are several options across the state for Heartsaver courses, or those recognized by the American Heart Association for being

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How to perform the Heimlich maneuver The Heimlich maneuver is an easy first aid procedure that can be performed to help relieve someone who is choking. Choking symptoms include high-pitched inhaling noises, the inability to speak or cough, extreme difficulty in breathing, the clutching of the neck and the possible blueness of lips or skin. To perform the Heimlich maneuver: • Position yourself behind the victim, with your arms around their stomach.

• Place the thumb-side of your fist just above the victim’s navel and below the lower end of the breastbone. • Take hold of your fist with your free hand. Pull fist upward and in, quickly and firmly. • Continue with thrusts until the object dislodged or the victim’s airway is clear of obstruction. Sources: New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services & the American Heart Association


tection that free services like Avast and AVG simply can’t match. “Anything that you pay for is going to be better than anything that’s free,” Rainier said. “People don’t really realize that and they go out and they get all these free antivirus programs and then they still get viruses. That happens because there’s nobody actively working to find new viruses and figure out how to remove them because nobody’s getting paid to do so.” Talbot says that effective antivirus protection for mobile devices is harder to come by, and a factory reset is probably the most effective way to make sure the virus and any of its residual files are completely removed from the phone. Talbot also recommends close attention to updates in order to make sure a given device is well protected from viruses and performing at maximum efficiency.

Update, update, update

For humans, the key to good health is preventive care like frequent checkups with your physician. According to Rainier, the keys to good health for your laptop aren’t terribly different: frequent system updates and quality antivirus protection. Because the hackers of the world are working around the clock on new ways to cause trouble, computer and mobile device manufacturers are constantly updating their security measures in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the web’s bad actors. In order to take advantage of the hard work of your device manufacturer, Rainier recommends updating your device as soon as a new version of the operating system’s software becomes available. Additionally, he said that paid antivirus software will offer a level of pro-


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“The first aid classes … will cover how to get a victim to a safe area, how to stop bleeding, calling 911 and other basic things you can do before professional help arrives,” said Rosie Kelly, AHA’s communications director for New Hampshire and Vermont. Goulet said they also cover how to recognize the signs and symptoms for all types of injuries, including burns, concussions, head, neck and spinal injuries, heat- or cold-related illnesses, poisoning, breathing emergencies, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting, and heart attacks or strokes. Most of the classes range from two to six

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hours in length, he said, combining handson training and demonstration with lecture points, photos and videos. For many of them, students receive a course completion card that is valid for two years. The costs for the classes will vary depending on where you take them, but a few local hospitals also offer non-certification classes that are generally lower in cost or sometimes even free. Those are designed to teach basic safety and lifesaving skills to perform on family members or friends, or on infants and children. “There are also hands-only CPR classes, which basically are for empowering the bystander who may not have a certification card,” Kelly said.

• American Heart Association ( lifeiswhynh) has a network of accredited training instructors that offer CPR and first aid classes across the state. Visit and search your city or town name or zip code to find information on upcoming classes near you. According to Rosie Kelly, AHA’s communications director for New Hampshire and Vermont, the Heartsaver classes are designed for anyone with little or no prior medical training. • American Red Cross ( has an ongoing schedule of CPR and first aid classes at its locations in Concord (2 Maitland St.) and Manchester (425 Reservoir Ave.) that you can search by visiting You can also contact Alan Goulet, strategic account executive of Northern New England, at • Concord Hospital (250 Pleasant St., Concord, 225-2711, offers several CPR and first aid classes per month. The next scheduled CPR class is on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (89 N. Main St., Concord). It’s a non-certification class that covers CPR for friends and family members. The cost is $30 per person. The next scheduled first aid class, which will focus on basic bleeding control techniques, is on Monday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital. • Elliot Hospital (1 Elliot Way, Manchester, 669-5300, offers video-based instructor-led Heartsaver CPR and first aid classes (registration ranges from $50 to $85, depending on the program type and length), as well as a non-certification family and friends CPR class that is held at the Elliot at River’s Edge (185 Queen City Ave., Manchester). The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. • Granite State EMS (25 Hall St., Concord, 715-1711, offers Heartsaver standalone first aid classes and Heartsaver first aid, CPR and AED combination classes. Call, visit the website or email for

details on the next available classes. • Greater Nashua Public Health (nashuanh. gov) regularly offers “Until Help Arrives,” a free program that covers a number of first aid-related areas such as effectively communicating with 911 operators, positioning the injured, stopping life-threatening bleeding and providing emotional support. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Temple Beth Abraham (4 Raymond St., Nashua). Visit to register. • New Hampshire CPR (9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12, Bedford, 668-5360, has multiple Heartsaver CPR and first aid classes available to take either at its Bedford headquarters, or at one of its other two locations (375 Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, or 210 West Road, Suite 5B, Portsmouth). The cost ranges from $65.99 to $119.99, depending on the type of class. Click on the “Training” tab of the website to find the most up-to-date class availability. • Parkland Medical Center (1 Parkland Drive, Derry, 421-2028, parklandmedicalcenter. com) has an ongoing schedule of free “stop the bleeding” public training sessions, designed to educate people on how to provide immediate aid before first responders arrive. The classes usually take place in the Nutfield Medical Building B (44 Birch St., Derry). The next available dates are on Thursdays, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, and March 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. The hospital also offers “safe sitter” classes, which are designed for children ages 11 to 13 to learn first aid and CPR, and are also held in Nutfield Medical Building B. The cost for those classes is $65 per person. The next available dates are on Saturdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 22, and March 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (8 Prospect St., Nashua, 577-2000, snhhealth. org) has an ongoing schedule of non-certification infant CPR classes designed for parents, grandparents and caregivers. The cost is $25 per person. Call or visit the website for the most up-to-date availability. • Swim NH (96 N. State St., Concord, 7247484, offers CPR and first aid classes at GoodLife Programs & Activities (254 N. State St., Concord), the next of which is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. The cost starts at $70.

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Thursday, Jan. 16

Take a night off from catching up on the films of 2019 to check out a classic from 1958 with the Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo (PG), starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, which will screen tonight at 6 p.m. at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St. in Concord; 2244600, Tickets cost $14.

EAT: Like Yiayia Yiayia’s Greek Night Out will feature dolmathes, meat or vegetarian main course, salad, fried feta cheese, bread and dessert as well as demonstrations and Greek dancing on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 N. State St. in Concord). The cost is $10 per person. Email or call 225-2961 to reserve tickets.

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Saturday, Jan. 18

The New Hampshire Audubon staff will lead a winter bird walk today from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Audubon’s Massabesic Center (26 Audubon Way in Auburn; nhaudubon. org, 668-2045). Dress warmly and bring binoculars for this walk, which is recommended for ages 10 and up. The cost is $15 and advance registration is required.

DRINK: New and different wines Next week is New Hampshire Wine Week, when you can find a variety of wine tastings, dinners, the Cellar Notes event on Jan. 22 and the big tasting, the Easterseals Winter Wine Spectacular on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown (the cost of those tickets is $65 for the grand tasting). Find our story about wine week in the Jan. 9 Hippo; 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. The story starts on page 28.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Catch Dueling Pianos of New Hampshire tonight at 8 p.m. at the Tupelo Music Hall (10 A. St. in Derry; tupelomusichall. com, 437-5100). Tickets cost $20. Find more live music at bars, restaurants and concert venues in our Music This Week and concert listings, which start on page 42.

BE MERRY: With colorful music The Suncook Valley Chorale will present the winter concert “Primary Colors in Song,” where each song will have a color in the title or as part of the theme. See the show Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church (79 Clinton St. in Concord). Tickets will cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and will be on sale at the door. See

ARTS Natural colors

Plein air painter exhibits landscapes and seascapes in Concord By Angie Sykeny

For Newbury artist Debbie Campbell, living in the Lake Sunapee Region provides endless inspiration for her plein air landscape oil paintings. “I’ve done a lot in the Lake Sunapee Region, from the top of Mount Sunapee to around the lake and at the Fells [Historic Estate & Gardens],” she said. “The majority of what I paint is around there.” About a dozen of Campbell’s paintings are on display now through March 19 at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce gallery, managed by the New Hampshire Art Association, in a solo exhibition called “Nature’s Palette.” The exhibition features Campbell’s plein air paintings of landscapes and waterscapes in the Lake Sunapee Region as well as in Vermont and on the Seacoast. “Most of my paintings have some kind of water, whether that’s a brook or a lake or the ocean,” she said. “The exhibit in Concord has some sailboats, some marshes in Vermont, a little bit of everything.” Campbell said she plans on spending more time painting on the Seacoast and is especially interested in painting ocean waves. “That’s my latest thing now — studying waves, like what makes a wave green right before it crashes? Part of that is the algae in the water,” she said. “From a painting point of view, it’s fascinating. It’s beautiful.” Campbell said she prefers plein air painting over painting from a photograph because she loves the outdoors — skiing, water sports and hiking are among her favorite pastimes — and

“Peaceful Haven” by Debbie Campbell. Courtesy photo.

because she believes that painting from a live, three-dimensional scene “makes for a better painting.” “When you paint from a photograph, it flattens the image, because you lose the ability to see what’s behind it,” she said. “I think if you can be in nature and observe nature and see what’s happening around you, it allows you to be more creative, and I think the paintings come out stronger.” Campbell said her artistic style incorporates some aspects of realism with “a heavy influence from impressionists,” and has a focus on light, composition, color and shape. Oil is her one and only medium, she said, because it is more forgiving and dries more

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slowly than acrylics or watercolor, which is helpful when painting plein air, and because of its vibrancy. “With oil, you can adjust it and play with it and blend it more easily,” she said. “It is definitely preferred.” One of Campbell’s personal techniques is to start with a very limited color palette — “two blues, two reds, maybe three yellows and a white and a black,” she said — and mix all of her own colors on site. “A limited palette allows me to connect to the colors in nature, because everything in nature draws from the same colors,” she said. “It lets you get a more atmospheric perspective.” For her day job, Campbell owns and runs her

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Includes listings for gallery events, ongoing exhibits and classes. To Includes listings, shows, auditions, workshops and more. get listed, e-mail To get listed, e-mail Art In the Galleries • 18TH ANNUAL ART & BLOOM EXHIBIT Concord Garden Club and League of NH Crafts-

men present floral arrangements created by Garden Club members and local floral professionals, inspired by works by League craftsmen. On view Jan. 16 through Jan.

18. League of NH Craftsmen, 49 S. Main St., Concord. Visit facebook. com/concordgardenclubnh. • “THE ROAD: PAINTINGS FROM 2009 TO 2019” London

based surrealist painter Emily Fischer Field will show more than 50 paintings, large and small. The House of Art, 846 Main St., Contoocook. On view through Jan. 26.

own graphic design and web design business. She holds degrees from Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Art, was formerly an adjunct professor at Colby-Sawyer College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art (now the Institute of Art and Design at New England College) and is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, through which she participates in various exhibitions throughout the year. In May, she’ll be one of three artists featured in a group show called “All Mixed Up,” on display at NHAA’s Portsmouth gallery. The other two artists will include a photographer and an artist who does abstract art. Campbell will present primarily seascapes. Campbell chooses not to state the location of the scenes depicted in her paintings in the paintings’ titles; she doesn’t want to take away from the viewer’s interpretation. “I want them to see my paintings and not think about where I was when I painted it, but what it reminds them of, like a place they went as a kid or a place where they had a good memory,” she said. “I want them to see the place that they want to see.” “Nature’s Palette” by Debbie Campbell Where: Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 49 S. Main St., Concord When: Now through March 19. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit:

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phy groups. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. On view now through Feb. 2. Visit • “THE SHAKERS AND THE

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NH art world news

• Art paired with floral arrangements: The Concord Garden Club and the League of NH Craftsmen present the 18th annual Art & Bloom Exhibit on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters (49 S. Main St., Suite 100, Concord). Floral arrangements created by Garden Club members and local floral professionals will be paired with the craftsmen’s work that inspired them. “Members of the public are in for a real treat,” event chair Millie LaFontaine said. “Art & Bloom is a great community event. It’s always amazing to see how the art pieces inspire our floral designers, and how the floral arrangements enhance the art.” Visit concordgardenclubnh. • Historical and political commentary meets winter landscapes: The McIninch Art Gallery, located in Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester) presents “Matt Brackett: Bitter Chill” from Jan. 23 through Feb. 29, with an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5 p.m. that is free and open to the public. Matt Brackett’s paintings combine ice-locked landscapes with hand lettered quotations of leaders, philosophers and activ-

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MODERN WORLD: A COLLABORATION WITH CANTERBURY” Special exhibition. Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester). Now through Feb. 16. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit or call 6696144. • CHERYL VRATSENES Artist exhibits paintings full of color and unique with subjects such as coastal birds, fish, animals and landscapes of New Hampshire. CCA Global Partners (670 N. Commercial St., Suite 300, Manchester). Now through Feb. 28. Paintings are available for purchase through Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery (15 N. Amherst Road, Bedford, 471-1888, • “NATURE’S PALETTE An exhibition of paintings by New Hampshire Art Association artist Debbie Campbell. On view now through March 19. Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 49 S. Main St. Visit • “CONSTRUCTED VISIONS” An exhibition featuring the mixed media works of Adele Sanborn and composite photography of Richard Moore that assembles images, words and memories into new narratives. 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. On view now through March 19. Visit

Art & Bloom. Courtesy photo.

ists from America’s history as well as notable women and people of color who helped push the country in a more progressive direction. There are words from John Adams, Red Cloud, Harriet Tubman, Theodore Roosevelt, Frances Harper and others. According to a press release, the paintings were created to comment on the current presidential administration and to invite viewers to reflect on the responsibility and trust given to elected representatives and the power of the collective moral will wielded by the citizens who elected them. “I imagine the viewer’s experience of the series to begin quietly as they first notice the winter scenes,” Brackett said in the release, “but hopefully they will be moved to reflect upon the quotes in conjunction with the emptiness and chill of the paintings. While perhaps barely discernible through the storm, I hope the words of these leaders will point the way.” The exhibition is represented by Alpha Gallery in Boston. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit or call 629-4622. — Angie Sykeny

• “MATT BRACKET: BITTER CHILL” Brackett’s paintings combine ice-locked landscapes with hand lettered quotations of leaders, philosophers and activists from America’s history as well as notable women and people of color who helped push the country in a more progressive direction. There are words from John Adams, Red Cloud, Harriet Tubman, Theodore Roosevel, Frances Harper and others. The paintings were created to comment on the current presidential administration and to invite viewers to reflect on the responsibility and trust given to elected representatives and the power of the collective moral will wielded by the citizens who elected them. The McIninch Art Gallery, located in Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester). On view Jan. 23 through Feb. 29. Visit or call 629-4622. Events • 15TH ANNUAL POTTER’S BOWL Attendees will be able to pick a handcrafted pottery bowl donated by New Hampshire professional and student artists, and enjoy a dozen different soups donated from restaurants in the Derry area, as well as breads and desserts. There will also be a 50/50 raffle,

live music and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Community Caregivers of Derry. Sat., Feb. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. $40 per person. Visit Markets & fairs • ANNUAL CUP SHOW AND SALE. Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester). Now through Feb. 28. Browse mugs by clay artists from around the country to find the perfect Christmas or Valentine’s Day gift. Visit Openings • 18TH ANNUAL ART & BLOOM EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION The Concord Garden Club and the League of NH Craftsmen present floral arrangements created by Garden Club members and local floral professionals, inspired by works by League craftsmen. Thurs., Jan. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. League of NH Craftsmen, 49 S. Main St., Suite 100, Concord. Free and open to the public. Visit • NEW HAMPSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION MEMBERS SPECIAL INTEREST EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Works by members in the plein air, painting and photography groups.



Notes from the theater scene

• A colorful concert and open sing: The Suncook Valley Chorale presents its winter concert, “Primary Colors in Song,” on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church (79 Clinton St., Concord). Each song will have a color in the title or have a color theme. The concert will also include patriotic classics such as “Stars & Stripes Forever” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” Tickets will be available at the door and cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Additionally, the chorale will host its Winter Open Sings on Mondays, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Concord High School band room (170 Warren St., Concord). The Suncook Valley Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorale. The Open Sings are an opportunity for prospective singers to sing through the spring concert program, meet chorale members and learn about the chorale. Visit •​ Reading of new plays: New World Theatre presents Putting it Together: New Works at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Four new works will be presented by the company as part of its ongoing play development program at the Hatbox. The show will include staged readings or workshop script-in-hand performances, with minimal staging, costumes and props. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit or

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Fri., Jan. 17, 5 to 8 p.m. Visit nhartassociation. org. • NEW HAMPSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION NEW MEMBERS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Fri., Jan. 17, 5 to 8 p.m. Visit Theater Productions • PUTTING IT TOGETHER: NEW WORKS New World Theatre presents. Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord). Sun., Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit or call 715-2315. • THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Presented at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, Wed., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $44.50 to $79.50. • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. The Majestic Theatre (669-7469, presents. Opening Fri., Jan. 24 at Derry Opera

The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood. Courtesy photo.

call 715-2315. • Robin Hood on stage: The New Hampshire Theatre Project (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) presents Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood by Ken Ludwig now through Sunday, Jan. 26, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play tells the classic story of a people’s hero who takes on the ruthless powers-that-be. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $26 for students, seniors and veterans. Visit • Rise and fall of Simon & Garfunkel: The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The concert-style theater show chronicles the journey of folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, from their humble beginnings to their success as one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s, and finally to their dramatic split in 1970. Tickets cost $44.50 to $79.50. Call 225-1111 or visit — Angie Sykeny

House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $12 to $15. • NEW HAMPSHIRE THEATRE AWARDS Celebrate the best in New Hampshire theater in 2019. Highlights from the year’s most memorable performances will be performed by original cast members and an ensemble of actors. Sat., Jan. 25. Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, • SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents. 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Now through Sun., Jan. 26, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $26 for students, seniors and veterans. Visit • A NIGHT OF ONE ACTS Nashua Theatre Guild ( presents. Opening Fri., Jan. 31, at Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. • PIANO MEN Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 6685588, presents. Now through Feb. 2. Tickets are $25 to $46.

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• FROZEN JR. Riverbend Youth Company (672-1002, presents. Opening Fri., Feb. 7 at The Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Tickets are $8 to $12. • THE ODD COUPLE (THE FEMALE VERSION) Community Players of Concord (753-6653, opening Fri., Feb. 14 at Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets are $18 to $20. Classical Music Events • “PRIMARY COLORS IN SONG” The Suncook Valley Chorale presents its winter concert. Each song will have a color in the title or have a color theme. The concert will also include patriotic classics like “Stars & Stripes Forever,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” and more. Fri., Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., and Sat.,, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church (79 Clinton St., Concord). Tickets will be available at the door and cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit


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Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship celebrates 10th year in Concord By Angie Sykeny

Concord’s 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship & Winter Festival celebrates its 10-year anniversary Thursday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 26. One of the largest outdoor winter events in New Hampshire, the Championship hosts 95 teams and nearly 700 players who play on multiple rinks sectioned off on White Park Pond during the three days. Concord’s ice hockey history began over 200 years ago at St. Paul’s School, which used the term “black ice” to describe the type of smooth, transparent ice that formed naturally on the pond on which they played. Many believe the first organized ice hockey game in the United States was held on Nov. 17, 1883, at the school’s Lower Pond. In 2010, the Black Ice Pond Hockey Association, now a nonprofit entity, was assembled to create an event that would honor Concord’s notable role in ice hockey history and promote ice skating, hockey and other winter recreational activities in the community. “We saw some other communities throughout New England starting to have pond hockey events, and we decided to see if we could do it in Concord,” said event coordinator Chris Brown, a former hockey player and a founding member of the association. “Here we are 10 years later. It’s a great milestone. It has grown beyond our wildest imagination and has been a great run.” Divisions for the tournament, as described on the website, include a men’s 18+ open elite division, “the most competitive division and should include individuals who have competed and still compete at a high level of play”; men’s and women’s 18+ open divisions, which “should include individuals who have competed at a reasonably high level of play”; men’s and women’s recreational divisions for “players with limited ability and great enthusiasm for the game;” and men’s 35+ and 50+ divisions. Teams can have up to seven players on their rosters, but the games are played with four

against four. Unlike regular hockey, pond hockey has no goalies and no nets; goals are scored by getting the puck inside a six-foot-wide wooden box through one of the two 12-inch openings. Matches will proceed in standard tournament style. Each team is guaranteed two games on both Friday and Saturday. The winning teams will move on to compete in semi-finals and finals on Sunday. “Let me tell you, it tends to get very competitive, in every division, that’s for sure,” Brown said. “There are a lot of people in the crowd there, cheering on the teams [that have] their husband or wife or kids.” The winning teams in each division will be presented with the coveted Hobey Stick Award, named in honor of Hobey Baker, a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the original St. Paul’s hockey players. Additionally, there will be a few youth hockey games. “We want to include that in an event like this, because a lot of those younger players are the pond hockey players of the future,” Brown said. Hockey won’t be the only activity happening that weekend. The event also has a winter carnival element, which takes place in downtown Concord and will include bonfires, ice sculptures, interactive games, fireworks and more. “It creates a whole atmosphere of fun, and an opportunity for people to get outside and enjoy the winter weather here in New Hampshire,” Brown said. News about a possible postponement of the event due to weather will be posted on the event website. If postponed, the event will take place two weeks later, Friday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 9. Intown Concord Winter Fest When: Friday, Jan. 24, from 3 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities happening on Main Street will include ice carving demonstrations and an ice carving competition, s’mores, a hot cocoa station, corn hole games, relay games and more.

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1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship When: Thursday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 26 Where: White Park, at the intersection of White and Washington streets, Concord Cost: Free admission More info: Schedule Thursday, Jan. 23 • Thursday Night Lights - Pond hockey games at White Park - 6 to 8 p.m. • Heated spectator tent open with family games, merchandise sales and silent auction - 5 to 8 p.m. • Concessions open at White Park - 5 to 8 p.m.

• Black Ice shuttle bus - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Ice sculpture - noon • Bonfires - 5 p.m. • Concord Youth Hockey Dynomites & NH JR Monarchs Practice on White Park Pond rinks & RBC Rinks - 5:30 to 7 p.m. • Atlas fireworks show - 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25 • Concessions open - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Black Ice Pond Hockey Games - 8 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. • Heated spectator tent open with games, merchandise sales and silent auction - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 • Black Ice shuttle bus - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Concessions open - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Youth Hockey Shinny Tournament on White • Black Ice Pond Hockey Games - 9 a.m to 8:20 Park Pond rinks & RBC rinks - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. p.m. • Bonfires - 3 p.m. • Heated spectator tent open with games, merchandise sales and silent auction - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 • Public skating on White Park Pond rinks & RBC • Concessions open - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rinks - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Black Ice Pond Hockey Games - 9 a.m. to noon

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Celebrate winter

Milford’s Recreation Department presents the Winter Family Festival on Friday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shepard Park on Nashua Street (between Shepard and Linden streets) in Milford. The event will feature children’s games, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa, a skate swap and more. See or call 249-0625.

Three-day weekend fun

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St. in Dover; childrens-museum. org, 742-2002) is usually closed on Mondays during the school year but this Monday, Jan. 20, when many schools and businesses are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is open weekdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Regular admission costs $10 for everyone age 1 year and over (seniors get in for $9; children under 1 year old get in free). The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 Institute Drive in Concord; will also be open on Monday, Jan. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is also open Fridays through Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $11.50 for adults, $8.50 for children ages 3 to 12, $10.50 for seniors and students and $8.50 for people in groups of 15 or more (children 2 and under get in free). Planetarium show tickets cost an additional $5 per person; children 2 and under are free. The SEE Science Center (200 Bedford St. in Manchester; 669-0400, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to

Catch Southern New Hampshire Penmen’s men’s ice hockey on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:20 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3:20 p.m. when the Penmen take on Stonehill College at the Ice Den (600 Quality Drive in Hooksett). Admission costs $6 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under. The Ice Den has a full concession stand as well as a warm room” overlooking the ice. Both men’s and women’s Penmen basketball teams at Southern New Hampshire University have home games on Saturday, Jan. 18, against Le Moyne College, with the women’s game starting at 1:30 p.m. and the  men’s game starting at 3:30 p.m., both at the Stan Spirou Field House (2500 N. River Road in Manchester). Admission to all regular season home games is free. Bring money for the concession stand. See

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Catch Saint Anselm College Hawks basketball this Saturday when both men’s and women’s teams take on Adelphi University. Women play at 1:30 p.m. and men play at 3:30 p.m. at Stoutenburgh Gymnasium on the Saint Anselm College campus (100 Saint Anselm Drive in Manchester). Saint Anselm College’s men’s and women’s ice hockey teams will hit the ice with two games each this weekend. On Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m., the men’s team will play Post University in games marked on the website as conference games. The women’s team will play Colby College on Friday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. All games take place at the Sullivan Arena. Tickets cost $5 (admission to regular season home events is free for kids 12 and under and for Saint Anselm students, faculty and staff) and are for sale at the ticket booth starting an hour before game time. See



is good for you as long as they are all in the same condition. As far as selling them, if you are willing to take half or so of the value try an antique shop around you. Half doesn’t sound like much but remember they will have to hold them until they find a market and you will have your money. I would recommend emptying out items found with the original contents if you can without damaging them.

Dear Beth, Stickney and Poor’s did other things too, along with spices, but I think they advertised as the oldest spice mills. If you have time, Courtesy photo. I would recommend doing more Donna Welch has spent more than research on them just to see some of the interesting other things they did along the way. 30 years in the antiques and collectibles field, They’re also somewhat local, being down in appraising and instructing, and recently closed the physical location of From Out Of The Woods the Boston area. As for your tins, they are from the 1940s and Antique Center (fromoutofthewoodsantiques. appear to be in good shape. The condition and com) but is still doing some buying and selling. She is a member of The New Hampshire Antiques number of them might be of help to you, as they Dealer Association. If you have questions about could be an instant collection for someone. an antique or collectible send a clear photo and I found some in different price ranges but all information to Donna at, or within the $10 to $20 range each. Having seven call her at 391-6550 or 624-8668.

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Finding things to place in vases, now, in winter, is not easy. It takes some imagination, but there really are some nice stems available. Before the snow flew I went outside and picked stems of pachysandra, a green vine that is mostly used in shade but also grows in part sun. It does well in a vase all winter and usually sends out roots, so come spring it can be planted outdoors. Although it has no blossoms now, it is green and lush and easy to care for. I use it as the base in flower arrangements. You could probably pick some during a January thaw. For color in a vase in winter, one of my stalwarts is winterberry. Winterberry grows in wet places in the wild, though it will also grow in normal garden soil if planted there. It is loaded with bright red berries now, though later outdoors the berries will fall off or be eaten by birds Winterberry is dioecious, meaning that there are male and female plants. Both bloom, but only the females have berries. If you are buying these shrubs, which stand six to 10 feet tall and wide, one male cultivar is needed for about every five females. Unlike many hollies, winterberry does not have dark green leaves that stay on all winter. American holly, Japanese holly and the Meserve hybrids like Blue Boy and China Girl do keep their leaves and produce nice berries. Unfortunately most are Zone 5 plants only good to minus 20, and I live in a colder zone, so I have no personal experience with them. Also red, and also not a flower, are the stems of red-twigged dogwood. They also look great in a vase. And like the winterberries, they do best in moist soil. In order to get the brightest color possible, you should buy a named cultivar. And you need to cut back the stems every year or two, as it is the new growth that looks so bright in winter. Staghorn sumac is a native small tree that produces nice berries that look good all winter, and that do fine indoors in a vase. I picked some over two months ago, and they have shown no signs of fatigue. The berries are up high, but are easy to pick with a pole pruner — the stems, though thick, are soft and easy to cut. Sumac berries are enjoyed by returning robins (and other birds) in the spring. Birds are a bit like teenagers — they love greasy food. So berries with a high fat content get eaten right away while berries like those on the sumac, which have little fat, are ignored until hungry times. Those early birds who can’t get a worm will wolf down sumac ber-

Pachysandra will look good in a vase all winter. Photo by Henry Homeyer.

ries. It’s all part of having a diverse source of food for our wild friends. Two invasive plants, Japanese barberry and winged euonymus, are also displaying bright berries at this time of year. And although I recommend pulling out both from your landscape, cutting branches now to put in a vase will reduce the number of berries available for birds. And it is the birds that distribute seeds into the woods, spreading those invasive plants. If you are looking for green to add to a vase, white pine, balsam fir and blue spruce all do well. Canadian hemlock (the one that has short, soft needles) is said to be not as good as the others, tending to drop needles sooner than the others. But for my purposes, I find it just fine. In summer we want pink, white and purple flowers in our vases, but in winter browns can be nice in a vase, too. Beech trees are still holding their leaves, or at least the young trees do. Many oaks still have leaves, too. If you put them in a vase, don’t bother with water. Add other dry flowers or grasses. My peegee hydrangea is still displaying blossoms, and I might pick a few more to use indoors. Each year I pick the pink blossoms before frost, and they keep their color quite well. Now they are brownish, but still better than nothing. Again, no water in the vase. Dry grasses are good to appreciate outdoors in winter, swaying gently in the wind. But indoors they are just as handsome. I like my fountain grass, Morning Light. It is a tall grass, but can be cut to fit in with other items of any height. A walk through a field can yield lots of dry flowers from goldenrod and Joe Pye weed to field spirea and willow stems. Making a winter arrangement is different than a summer arrangement, and you may have to adjust your attitude a little bit about what you expect. Enjoy whatever you can find! Henry is a UNH Master Gardener and the author of four gardening books. His email is


Husband has a habit of popping the hood

Dear Car Talk: Please settle a contentious issue between my husband and me. He is an electrical engineer who is never wrong, and I am a housewife who values her pride and is tired of being By Ray Magliozzi embarrassed in public. We have a 2017 Volkswagen Golf, a 2016 Toyota Tundra and a 2019 Subaru Legacy. The contentious issue is my husband’s belief that driving these vehicles during the hot summer months for more than 10 miles necessitates raising the hood after parking the vehicle, essentially to “let the heat out.” If we go to the grocery store, he raises the hood in the parking lot. If we drive out of town, he will raise the hood at the rest stop and again at our destination. If we drive 15 minutes to go out to eat, he pops the hood at the restaurant. I am tired of nice, concerned strangers approaching us to see if we “need any help.” Surely in this day and age cars and trucks have fans or refrigerants that will automatically help cool the engine when a vehicle is stopped! — Becky You’re absolutely right. The fact that nobody else on the planet except Hood-Up-Henry does this (and no manufacturer recommends it) is a pretty good clue that it’s unnecessary. Car engines are designed to run hot. They

have robust cooling systems, and fans that are designed to come on even after the car is shut off, when necessary. But unfortunately, you married an engineer. And engineers focus on the theoretical. Even theoretically, the engine itself is unaffected by how long it takes the heat to dissipate. But there are rubber belts, seals and hoses whose lives could be extended by (according to our detailed calculations) up to 11 minutes total over the life of the car if he dutifully raises the hood after each and every drive. Is it worth it? No. I would say just in marital strife, he’s already on the losing side of the ledger. Then you factor in the wear and tear on the springs, hinges and pistons that hold up the hood, the hood latch and the hood latch cable, and the dry-cleaning bills from the grease he gets on his restaurant clothes, and I’d say he’ll never catch up, no matter how many minutes of life he adds to his belts and hoses. But as you wisely — and probably correctly — predict in your letter, telling him he’s theoretically right but practically all wet is not going to get him to change his behavior. For that, you may have to resort to trickery. Here’s what I’d do. Next time you two have restaurant reservations, pay some neighborhood kid to stop by while you’re eating and steal the battery. Your husband will acknowledge that his hood-up habit just cost him $90. But he’ll argue it’s a fluke, and that he’s still saving money in

the long run. So, a month later, pay the kid to do it again. That ought to persuade him that there’s great benefit to keeping the hood latched closed in public places. If not, we give up, and all we can offer you is our admiration and sympathy. Dear Car Talk: Why don’t cars come with brake lights on the front end as well as the back end? Seems like that could prevent a lot of accidents at four-way stops, at crosswalks and at streets with left turn lanes. — Mary It’s an interesting idea. It would provide useful information at four-way stops. It would let pedestrians in crosswalks know that a driver sees you and is slowing down. And it would let an oncoming motorist know that a person making a left turn sees them coming and is waiting before crossing traffic. There are two potential downsides I can think of. One is that if you put brake lights on the front of the car, at night, you wouldn’t know if a car was coming or going. Imagine seeing headlights and brake lights at night and not knowing if it’s two cars or the same car. Now imagine that in the rain. I suppose you could address that by using a unique signal — something other than a red light. But that leads to the second potential drawback: Information overload. Drivers are already processing a lot of information when they drive — assuming they’re

paying attention. And right now, the signals from other cars are pretty straightforward. You’ve got headlights, which means the car is coming at you, taillights, which means the car is traveling in the same direction you are, brake lights for stopping, and turn signals. Add another light signal to read and it’s possible you could confuse people. A change like this would not be made without years of study and research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation. They’re loath to make changes like this unless they have proven value and no negative effects on safety. The other factor is that, increasingly, we’re giving up on humans and turning over the decision-making to computers. The emphasis right now, rather than adding information for humans to process, is to take human brains out of the equation. That’s why there are now safety systems that detect pedestrians and stop the car if the driver doesn’t. And systems that stop the car if you pull out from a four-way stop and are heading toward another vehicle. In the not too distant future, cars will communicate directly with each other, letting a nearby car know its proximity, direction and speed. And automatically transmitting an obscene gesture on your behalf when another car’s computer cuts off your car’s computer. Isn’t life grand? Visit


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Laura Bradbury

Supply chain operations professional Laura Bradbury of Manchester is a supply chain operations professional with Mentis Sciences, a Manchester-based design and engineering company specializing in defense-oriented projects. Can you explain what your side of the operations. current job is? What kind of education or training did My current job is a supply chain operations professional. I you need for this job? The position can be done with plenty handle material management and operaof experience; however, a combination of tions logistics. formal education and training has allowed me to advance to this point in my career. How long have you worked there? I recently started with this compa- The education helped with learning more ny back in October. Previously, I was a perspectives and methodologies. purchasing manager for a small manufacturing company. How did you find your current job? Through a mutual friend. She shared my How did you get interested in this field? experience, education and work ethic with I started out in manufacturing about 10 the company’s supply chain consultant. years ago and got hooked on the material

Laura Bradbury

that earlier in my career. It may have made What’s the best piece of work-related some years more bearable advice anyone’s ever given you? What is your typical at-work uniform? I would say there are two pieces of Pretty casual. Nice jeans, nice blouse advice, [the] first being that if you are talking, you aren’t listening. Listening and maybe a cardigan. My job is handsprovides more use than speaking. And the on, so dress clothes aren’t well-suited. second is to say yes to the scary stuff. SayWhat was the first job you ever had? ing yes to do something out of my comfort A bagger at Shaw’s. zone has led to me where I am. — Travis R. Morin What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career? That a career is what you make of it. Someday, years from now, I’ll remem- What are you into right now? ber that I’m living what I wished for in Soap crafting, raising my family and the past. I wish I had known or realized karaoke.

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FOOD Cannolis and beyond

The Cannoli Stop Cafe & Bakery opens in Concord By Matt Ingersoll

News from the local food scene

By Matt Ingersoll

• Flavors of the Gate City: Early-bird tickets are available now for the 26th annual Taste of Downtown Nashua, happening on Wednesday, June 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More than two dozen restaurants across Main Street and other neighboring areas of Nashua provide samples during the event, showcasing all types of cuisines. A few vendors, such as WineNot Boutique and Cava de Vino, will offer wine samples. The event, which has grown into the longest-running tasting of its kind in the Granite State, is designed for attendees to discover restaurants new to them and to have personal interactions with their chefs. Taste of Downtown also features outdoor live music, prizes, raffles and giveaways courtesy of several of the restaurants and other area businesses. Tickets cost $30 per person now through April 1 and are $40 after that. Visit to buy tickets. • Healthy, fresh and tasty: Local plantbased chef and cooking coach Lauren D’Agostino is teaching two classes in Nashua on Saturday, Jan. 18. Join her at Local Beauty Barre (217 W. Hollis St., Nashua) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a class on building a six-taste bowl, which will cover how to incorporate various foods and flavors that are salty, sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent. The cost is $25 per person and attendees will get to take their own bowl home. D’Agostino will also teach a workshop on how to get started on a plant-based diet, which will cover how to cook healthier meals without sacrificing good taste. That workshop is happening from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Peak Recovery and Health Center (345 Amherst St., Suite 5, Nashua) and costs $10 per person. Visit to sign up for either workshop. 30

After nearly two years in business, a popular cannoli shop in Concord has found a new home. Now known as The Cannoli Stop Cafe & Bakery, the shop will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18, to show off the new space, which not only expands the shop’s cannoli offerings to more than 24 homemade fillings, but also introduces all types of additional items, from baked goods and coffees to prepared meals. The old location, which was less than a mile from the new spot on Loudon Road, only had a retail candy shop and a small cannoli counter, according to owner Melinda Sergi. “We started with five cannoli fillings and it just took off from there,” said Sergi, who runs the cafe and bakery with her daughters and niece. “People would ask us if we could make this or that, but we couldn’t bake anything because there was no kitchen. … Eventually, we decided we wanted to branch out to doing homemade pastries.” All cannolis are made fresh to order — you can simply choose between a small or large-sized shell, then pick your fillings and toppings. Fillings include everything from traditional and chocolate chip to peanut butter, jalapeno bacon, tiramisu, brown sugar cinnamon and raspberry cheesecake. Not only are gluten-free cannoli shells available, but 19 of the 24 fillings are gluten-free as well, according to Sergi. If you ever visited the shop’s old location, you’ll immediately notice the addition of a fully stocked pastry case when you walk in. There are now fresh baked scones, Danishes and muffins, plus cookies, cupcakes, homemade cheesecakes, cake pops, whoopie pies and other pastries that are often rotated out, like sfogliatelle (shell-shaped ricotta-filled Italian pastries), chocolate

Courtesy photos.

truffle cakes and more than a dozen types of chocolate-dipped Oreos. Another refrigerated case in the shop features several types of savory Italian meals to go, like manicotti, chicken Parmesan, and penne with meatballs. Other added menu options are coffees, salads, homemade hot soups, chilis and white cheddar macaroni and cheese. “It’s hard to give a specific menu because we do so many different varieties of things every day,” Sergi said. “Our Facebook page is big for us. Every morning, I’ll write what the specials of the day are, like what types of soups we have for the day, for example.” The grand opening will feature outdoor winter carnival games for kids, Sergi said, plus live music from singer-songwriter Don Smith from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Door prizes will also be available for all who walk in, giving people a chance to win gift and candy baskets. In the spirit of Willy Wonka, the shop will be selling 500 homemade chocolate bars, five of which will come with a “Golden Ticket” for lucky winners to receive $50 gift certificates or even free cannolis every week for a lifetime. “The chocolate bar sale will begin at 8 o’clock that morning when we open and it

will go until all 500 of them are sold. It’s all chocolate bars that we made here,” Sergi said. “We did the golden tickets at our other shop when we first opened and they were a huge hit.” Sergi opened the new shop with the help of her cousin, who owned a bakery of her own in Vermont. “She ended up closing her shop and she gave us the oven, the baker’s racks and the pastry case,” she said. “She hand-sewed the awnings for us and helped build our dining tables, so she was a really big part in making it happen.” Moving forward, she said sandwiches and smoothies are expected to be introduced to the menu soon. Gelato and Italian ice will be added sometime by the spring, as well as outdoor seating. The Cannoli Stop Cafe & Bakery Grand opening is Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 239 Loudon Road, Concord Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: find them on Facebook or call 224-9706

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Riverhouse Cafe debuts new fast casual dinner menu By Matt Ingersoll

A popular spot on the Milford Oval for its breakfast and lunch options, the Riverhouse Cafe has moved a few doors down to a larger space — and it’s now serving a brand new fast casual dinner menu five nights a week. Under the name Riverhouse After Dark, its grand opening was held Jan. 7. The cafe will still close at 2 p.m. for the day, but for the dinner service, it will reopen at 5 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday, offering a menu of nearly a dozen starters and main course dishes you can only get in the evening. Owner John Goldberg said he likened the service to that of fast casual restaurants, describing the menu as quality bistro-style food with a little bit of a unique flair. “You come up, order and pay for your food, maybe grab a beer and then go sit down … and we’ll give you a pager to beep you when your food is ready,” he said. “It’s kind of like upscale food, but it’s not expensive, and that’s the big thing for us. We’re trying to reach that segment of people that want to go out to dinner on a weeknight with their kids and get some really good quality food without spending a ton of money.”

Prior to the grand opening, the cafe held a few weeks’ worth of reservation-only servings to test out each of the new menu options. The menu’s starters include baconwrapped jalapenos, stuffed with pimiento macaroni and cheese; succotash salad with romaine lettuce, smoked bacon, buttermilk ranch and cornbread croutons; candied jalapeno cheddar cornbread griddle cakes with hot honey butter; and the “Frito pie” (smoked barbecue chili with pimiento cheese, baked into Fritos corn chips and topped with sour cream, scallions and fresh herbs). On the main dinner portion of the menu are specialty sandwiches and burgers, like the Nashville hot chicken sandwich, which features Cajun hot sauce, romaine lettuce, house pickles and garlic aioli; and the After Dark burger, which has smoked bacon jam, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. Goldberg said other popular options in particular have been the pickle brined fried chicken (with herb whipped potatoes, country gravy and roasted root vegetables); the smoked barbecue cauliflower steak (with roasted sweet potato, pickled slaw and braised greens); and the smoked brisket beef stew, topped with whipped potatoes. “We’re grinding our own meat for the

Smoke stack on a griddle cake with blackstrap BBQ and pickled slaw. Courtesy photo.

Pickle brined fried chicken with herb whipped potatoes, country gravy and roasted root vegetables. Courtesy photo.

burgers, and every single ingredient on the menu is homemade. There is nothing that we purchase,” Goldberg said. In the weeks to come, Goldberg said you might see even more new menu items being added or rotated out. Last May, the cafe moved to its current location at 167 Union Square, increasing both its kitchen space and dining capacity, from 52 to about 75 seats, according to Goldberg. He added that food options will be provided to Station 101, the craft beer and wine bar opening next door, when it begins business in the spring. As for the old Riverhouse Cafe location down the road? Goldberg said he is planning to reopen that space as a doughnut shoppe,

which would tentatively be ready by spring. “We make all of our doughnuts by hand,” he said. “It would be all different flavors that you can’t get anywhere else around here, not just your normal stuff.” Riverhouse After Dark When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 9 p.m. (may be subject to change) Where: Riverhouse Cafe, 167 Union Square, Milford Contact: Visit, find them on Facebook @theriverhousecafe or call 249-5556


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What is the biggest food trend in New What is your favorite local restaurant? The Lobster Boat in Merrimack is my Hampshire right now? I think a lot of customers love … to try favorite restaurant. something new that’s simple. What celebrity would you like to see eating at your restaurant? What is your favorite thing to cook at I’ve never thought about that before. Let’s home? I like to cook rice soup with ground chicksay [Barack] Obama. It would shock me if en. My husband loves it. he showed up. — Matt Ingersoll Chicken rice soup Courtesy of Vichitta VanValkenburgh of Boone’s Thai Kitchen in Epping



Vichitta VanValkenburgh of Bedford is the owner of Boone’s Thai Kitchen (27 Fresh River Road, Epping, 734-4466,, which opened its doors last March. Using many of her mother’s recipes, VanValkenburgh offers all types of dishes made with fresh ingredients every day, including noodle dishes like pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles with egg, bean sprouts, scallions and ground peanuts) and tom yum noodle soup (with shrimp, ground chicken, bean sprouts and green beans in a hot and sour broth). Other options include fried rice dishes; appetizers like gyoza (pan fried pork dumplings) and crispy scallion pancakes with ginger sauce; and several specialty dishes, like mango curry, crispy chicken basil and sweet chili duck. Originally from Thailand, VanValkenburgh came to the United States about 10 years ago, first living in Maine with her aunt and uncle before moving to New Hampshire when her husband started a new job.


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Continued from page 28 • Dinner and brews: Get your tickets now for a Lithermans Limited Brewery beer dinner at Brookstone Park & Event Center (14 Route 111, Derry), scheduled for Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. The multi-course menu will feature a pairing with a different beer from the Concord-based brewery. Courses will include a selection of family-style local cheeses (paired with the “No Other Place” Gose); pork belly consomme soup (paired with the “Misguided Angel” New England IPA); blood orange granita (paired with the “Throne of Gold” sour ale); duck confit (paired with the “Quadracalabasia” Belgian quad); and creme brulee (paired with the “Ground Control”

cold brewed coffee stout). The cost is $45 for Brookstone Park members and $55 for non-members and is open to attendees ages 21 and up only. Visit • Chili chowdown: The first annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-off fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. at Plymouth Regional Senior Center (8 Depot St., Plymouth). Attendees can taste and vote on their favorite chilis, with first, second and third place prizes to be awarded. The cost is $25 per chili entrant. Tickets for chili tasters cost $20 per person and are free for kids under 8. Visit chilicookoff.


TRY THIS AT HOME Healthy bowls We’re halfway through January, and you’ve possibly been eating healthfully for most of that timeframe. You’re possibly also bored with this new eating regimen. The key to sustainable healthy eating is to keep it interesting. Let me introduce you to one of my favorite ways to cook when I’m eating in a healthy manner: a healthy bowl. Now, I certainly didn’t invent these. Almost any trendy restaurant, and even some that aren’t, offers some variation of a bowl on their menu. If you’re going to make your own at home, there are a few key things to consider. If you’re making one to be healthy, make sure all of the ingredients are healthy. That means no heavy sauces, no frying. You want it to have a contrast of textures. Make sure there’s something with crunch, something that’s tender, etc. You also want it to have a variety of colors. A bowl that is colorful will be so much more appealing to your appetite. Use your spice rack. This bowl uses Thai spices to give it flavor. Feel free to branch out and try other flavors you like. These are just a few reasons why a healthy bowl is a great way to stay on your healthy eating kick. There are so many flavors and textures in your bowl that it could never be considered Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl 1½ tablespoons rice vinegar ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup red curry paste ¼ cup water 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu pressed to remove moisture 2 sweet potatoes peeled 1 teaspoon curry powder Salt and pepper 1 cup sliced sweet onion 4 cups broccoli florets 2 cups diced pineapple ⅓ cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon hot sauce Combine vinegar, soy sauce, curry paste, and water, stirring well. Cut tofu into slices, and transfer to a bowl. Top with sauce, and allow to marinate for at least 6 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut sweet potatoes into ¾-inch dice.

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to be boring. Plus, you can make your own variation on it every week. Try Brussels sprouts instead of broccoli. If you want some meat, use chicken in place of the tofu. Keep mixing up the ingredients, and the results are unlimited. Keep the healthy eating going! Michele Pesula Kuegler has been thinking about food her entire life. Since 2007, the Manchester resident has been sharing these food thoughts and recipes at her blog, Think Tasty. Please visit to find more of her recipes. Spray rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place diced sweet potato on tray, top with ½ tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat. Sprinkle curry powder over sweet potatoes, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Bake for 10 minutes. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Toss onion with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Remove tray from oven, add onions, and bake for another 10 minutes. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Place broccoli florets in boiling water, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until just fork tender. Place marinated tofu slabs in frying pan, cooking for 2-3 minutes per side. To serve: Combine yogurt and hot sauce. Make 4 quadrants in a bowl for sweet potatoes, onions, broccoli, and tofu. Top with diced pineapple. Top individual bowls with yogurt sauce, as desired, when serving. Serves 4.

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Return to hops 4 IPAs to get your hands on By Jeff Mucciarone

Sometimes India Pale Ales or IPAs get a little irritating. For one, there are a million of them now, with most breweries putting out multiple IPAs, and that just makes it a little overwhelming. I mean, how is anyone supposed to stay on top of all the IPAs? On top of that, now you have breweries teaming up to produce collaborative, small batch IPAs. When Trillium Brewing Co. in Massachusetts teams up with Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. in Maine on an IPA, people are going to want to try it. And I get that and I want to try it too, but I’m literally out of breath just writing this. It’s all just a bit much — limited quantities, special hop strains, IBUs and “hop heads.” I think the IPA culture can have a bit of a negative effect, because it is overwhelming and it is a bit much — it’s just beer after all. Sometimes, I think we need to remind ourselves of that. And yet, I find myself turning back to the IPA style over and over and over again. I suppose there’s a reason why the style has taken the craft beer world by storm over the past decade. With that in mind, here are four IPAs I’ve had recently that I think anyone with taste buds would also enjoy.

is my favorite brew from this Massachusetts brewery with its big hop flavor, hazy pour and tropical fruit notes. I also have a thing for dry-hopped brews, not that I can tell the difference when a brew is dry-hopped multiple times or not, but I am for dry-hopping. Just like the Cat’s Meow, this one comes in at 6.5 percent ABV, making it drinkable. This is a great brew to hand to someone who is adamant they don’t like IPAs.

The Cat’s Meow IPA by Exhibit “A” Brewing Co. (Framingham, Mass.) Just a great beer, with lots of tropical aromas, mild bitterness and aggressive hop character. Anyone who enjoys the IPA style is going to be a big fan of this brew. I like that it’s not too big at 6.5 percent ABV. I like a big double IPA from time to time but I think sometimes the high-ABV IPAs can be too much for everyday drinking. Bring this to a Super Bowl party and guests will be pleased.

Squeeze by Great Rhythm Brewing Co. (Portsmouth) It’s not the hops that hit you in the face with this brew, but a big explosion of citrusy flavor. I get a lot of bright orange flavor, which makes this a particularly pleasing brew. The lower ABV — 5.7 percent — makes this extremely drinkable and approachable, even if you’re scared of the IPA style. I enjoyed this thoroughly alongside way too much pizza.

Full Clip IPA by Stoneface Brewing Co. (Newington) I come back to this one over and over again because it’s just a tremendous allaround IPA. It has a nice burst of citrus and pine but it also brings some unique fruity, not quite tropical, notes to the table, along with just a little sweetness. This is one that begs you to take another sip.

Jeff Mucciarone is a senior account manager with Montagne Communications, where he provides communications support to the New Hampshire wine and spirits industry.

Cloud Candy IPA by Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. (Waltham, Mass.) This brewery is starting to take over my life and I like it. I think Cloud Candy, which is a New England-style IPA,

The Cat’s Meow IPA by Exhibit “A” Brewing Company. Courtesy photo.

What’s in My Fridge House Lager by Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, Mass.) Because sometimes you just want a beer. This is a perfect example of how craft brewers are delving into lighter, more approachable brews, not just IPAs. This is easy to drink, quite flavorful, refreshing and entirely satisfying. It goes well with life. Cheers!


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MUSIC, BOOKS, GAMES, COMICS, MOVIES, DVDS, TV AND MORE Legendary Pink Dots, Angel in the Detail (Metropolis Records)

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Throwing back to August of 2019, and the new album from this experimental-rock-proffering Anglo-Dutch troupe, which has been a cult thing for nigh on 40 years now. I can’t say I’ve “missed out” on this band for all their years, as that would indicate some measure of regret for not hearing their earlier stuff, which, at first lackadaisical glance, was a mixture of cheesy Figurine art-techno and neo-psychedelic stoner-pop. But I am glad to have finally taken the plunge with their (literally) 40th album. I won’t say you’ll love it if you’re into Flaming Lips, but there’s a distinct possibility you would, if you like Coyne’s softer side. No, these odd but very listenable songs appeal to a couple of tastes that are catnip to me: the mumbling, half-whispered approach of newer, nihilistic Skinny Puppy, and, well, a good amount of Massive Attack chill. It’s a taco of downtempo techno filled with enough glitchy knuckleballs to keep you absorbed. If I wasn’t already out of room here, I’d sing this LP’s praises more. Great stuff. A+ — Eric W. Saeger

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I had no design on covering experimental music in both slots this week, but this Oslo, Norway-based duo’s trip was irresistible, mostly because it owes a lot of its sonic approach to the skull-bashing dance-electro of Battles. Matter of fact, if you didn’t know “Hard Dance Brainia” wasn’t a Battles tune, it’s all you’d be thinking through the whole song. It’s like being trapped inside the loudspeaker of a beach-arcade’s Tilt-a-Whirl on the Fourth of July, not knowing whether to start dancing like a loon or jump off in order to save your sanity, put it that way. Liftoff track “Christmas Eve” isn’t quite as accessible, but it’s certainly unique, like a chopped-and-screwed version of the remix of some techno-pop song that got dropped from an episode of the original Miami Vice TV show at the last minute. And speaking of screwballist ’80s kitsch, “Don’t Hassle the Hoff” lays Nintendo drums under a near-ska sample that’s tight. Awesomeness abounds here, I’m very happy to say. A+ — Eric W. Saeger


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• Onward, my brave scurvy swabs, to the Jan. 17 album release Friday! Being that I’m trying to be a more agreeable person in this new Thank-God-The-2010s-Are-Over decade, we’ll start with Halsey’s new album, Manic, so that the people who only like the sort of housetinged young-adult-diva-pop that’s FDA-approved for corporate money-burning ceremonies will feel they have a safe space in my little snark-swamp here. Yes, good old Halsey, the New Jersey girl with her totally original Millennial-whoop-ridden, important-sounding songs that totally don’t rip off Kesha or Lorde and every other pop diva from the last decade, fronting those vaguely depressing tunes that always make me feel like I’m lost on a too-big beach just before actual beach weather starts in way-upstate Maine, where I’m wearing slightly idiotic clothing (like my signature Saucony kicks while everyone else is rocking disgusting poop-brown mandals) and wandering around aimlessly, trying to spot my car, surrounded by a million well-adjusted cube-droids who don’t care about anything other than sports, video games and iPhone discount promotions. Yes, I can’t wait to see what song this near-future has-been has “written” in her latest effort to make the music world forget hacks like Mozart, Mahler and Telemann — this is exactly how I wanted the decade to start. There have already been three or four teaser tracks released from this new Manic album, the most recent being “Clementine,” a happy-quirky tune with slow piano, a little glitch, stuff like that. It sounds like Kate Havnevik, like always, except a Kate Havnevik who just woke up and realized that she needs to do minimalist downtempo nonsense-chill-pop if she’s ever going to catch Billie Eilish, which, of course, she won’t. And that’s about where everything stands. Questions? • If you’ve ever seen a live show by Austin, Texas’ And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, you know that they switch off singing duties (and sometimes instruments), and that the guy who does most of the singing probably still wishes they’d stayed a queercore band. I do too, to be honest; like, as far as I’m concerned, most of the time, listening to this band is like listening to prog rock that’s been drained of prog, a loud, uneventful mystery meat of whatever. Nevertheless, they persist, and now they have a new album on the way, called X: The Godless Void And Other Stories, for the pleasure of your ears and brain! The first single, “Don’t Look Down,” features an angst-ridden hook, New Order-ish rubber-band bass — actually, scratch that, it’s like a decent New Order song, as covered by a rookie band of college freshmen. • What care I of UR FUN, the new album from Of Montreal, who are, as you’d expect, from Athens, Georgia? I do not, because the minute something looks like it might be indie-pop made in Canada, I begin barfing and need to stop looking. The single “Peace To All Freaks” sounds like early ’80s synth-pop sung by the guy from the Buzzcocks, so I am not barfing. Nor, though, am I enthused. • Cool, it’s Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag, with their new one, 20/20 Vision! One song, “Christian Nationalist,” is too clean for my taste, but at least it’s loud. — Eric W. Saeger Local bands seeking album or EP reviews can message me on Twitter (@esaeger) or Facebook (eric.saeger.9).


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The line between musician and writer has always been porous. Recall that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. But that award was for Dylan’s lyrics, not his books, which you can probably only name while logged into Amazon. Artists cross genres, or attempt to, with alarming frequency. Steve Martin is known as a comedian, but writes books and plays a mean banjo. Rick Springfield (remember him?) was a soap star and a rock star before he became a fine comic novelist. So why am I still suspicious when a rock star decides he, too, can write a book? Maybe it’s because you never hear Jodi Picoult or J.K. Rowling announce that they’re launching a band. Or because a rock star has a built-in audience who will buy (or be given) any book penned by their idol, regardless of quality. Enter The Age of Anxiety, a novel by The Who’s lead guitarist and songwriter, Pete Townshend, with its weirdly named women (Floss and Rain) and a stilted, aging narrator who has abandoned drugs for cliches. I hated this book for the first 46 pages, and then fell into a grudging acceptance that carried me to the end, though at times resentfully. Louis Doxtader, who celebrates his 67th birthday in these pages, is the narrator, the constant in disparate stories of artists strangled with various forms of anxiety and neuroticism. He’s an art dealer whose wife has run off, leaving him with a bed that seems to have demons in the varnish, and a weepy daughter, Rain, whose true love just married someone else. Worse, the True Love is Louis’s godson, Walter, a wildly popular pub musician who has started experiencing auditory hallucinations; he thinks he’s picking up on the emotions of the superfans he sees in the front row at every show. To try to help Walter, Louis introduces him to another highly anxious artist, although seriously deranged might be a better descriptive. Paul Jackson had been a ’60s rock star before he had some sort of breakdown while starring in a film, and he retired to caves to have visions about angels and paint what he saw. Louis and the wife of the artist formerly known as Paul Jackson are making tidy sums of money selling these paintings to Jackson’s fans. But Louis senses that Jackson, who now goes by Nik (the name of the character he played in the movie), possesses a sort of fundamental soul-happiness, no matter how crazy he looks to outsiders, and so Louis arrang-

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•​ Spend a couple hours writing: The Toadstool Bookshop (375 Amherst St., Somerset Plaza, Nashua) is having a writers gathering on Friday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your notebook, computer and anything else that helps you write. Snacks will be provided. RSVP is requested. Call 673-1734 or visit •​ A new proposal of government: Jim Fini presents Locally Grown: The Art of Sustainable Government at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. The book provides a different look at the Constitution and shows how the U.S. can create better outcomes by redistributing responsibilities between federal, state and local governments. Call 224-0562 or visit •​ Buy books: GoodLife (254 N. State St., Concord) is having a book sale now through Friday, Jan. 17, during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. All paperback books are $1. Other books are $3 or $5. All proceeds from book sales will benefit GoodLife. Visit •​ Yankee Magazine writer visits: The Monadnock Writers’ Group will host author Geoffrey Douglas at its monthly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 9:45 a.m. at the Peterborough Town Library (2 Concord St., Peterborough). Douglas is the author of a family memoir, Class, and a quasi-memoir that tracks the lives of six high school classmates in the years following the Vietnam War, The Classmates. His other nonfiction works include Dead Opposite: The Lives and Loss of Two American Boys, which is about the murder of a Yale student; and The Game of Their Lives, which is the story of the 1950 U.S. World Cup soccer team. This year he published stories he wrote for Yankee Magazine in a collection called The Grifter, The Poet and The Runaway Train: a Yankee Writer’s Notebook. Douglas will read and discuss his work. The event is free and open to the public. Visit — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • CYNTHIA HERBERT-BRUSCHI ADAMS The author will present her recently released book Italian Spices: A Memoir. Thurs., Jan. 16, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit or call 224-0562. • RUTH CLARK Registered dietitian Ruth Clark will present her book Cool the Fire: Curb Inflammation and Balance Hormones. Sat., Jan. 18, 11 a.m. The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough. Visit or call 924-3543. • GEOFFREY DOUGLAS Yankee Magazine writer and author of The Grifter, The Poet and The Runaway Train: a Yankee Writer’s Notebook visits. The Monadnock Writers’ Group. Peterborough Town Library (2 Concord St., Peterborough). Sat., Jan. 18, at 9:45 a.m. Visit monadnockwriters. org. • MIMI BULL Author presents Celibacy, a Love Story: Memoir of a Catholic Priest’s Daughter. Thurs., Jan. 23, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Call 224-0562 or visit • JIM FINI Author presents Locally Grown: The Art of Sus-

Writing events • WRITERS GATHERING Bring your notebook, computer and anything else that helps you write. Snacks will be provided. RSVP is requested. The Toadstool Bookshop (375 Amherst St., Somerset Plaza, Nashua). Fri., Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 673-1734 or visit Book sales • BOOK SALE All paperback books are $1. Other books are $3 or $5. All proceeds from book sales will benefit GoodLife. GoodLife (254 N. State St., Concord). Thurs., Jan. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fri., Jan. 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p..m. Visit 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 Call 886-6030. • BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Second Thurs., 7 p.m. Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester. Visit • BOOKENDS BOOK GROUP Monthly discussion group. First Sun., 4 to 5 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit • BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB Book discussion group. Last Tuesday, 12:15 p.m. Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester. Visit • GIBSON’S BOOK CLUB Monthly book discussion group. First Monday, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. , Concord. Visit • MORNING BOOK GROUP Monthly discussion. Fourth Wed., 10 a.m. to noon. Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Visit • MORNING BOOK GROUP Book discussion group. Second Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Smyth Public Library, 55 High St., Candia. Visit • NASHUA NOVEL READERS Monthly book discussion. Second Thursday, 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit

tainable Government. Fri., Jan. 24, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Call 224-0562 or visit • KEVIN GARDNER Author will discuss books on New England stone walls. Sat., Jan. 25, 1 p.m. Pembroke Town Library, 313 Pembroke St., Pembroke. Visit • ERIN MORGENSTERN Author presents The Starless Sea. Sun., Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Call 224-0562 or visit • MIKE ERUZIONE Author presents The Making of a Miracle. Thurs., Jan. 30, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Call 224-0562 or visit gibWriters groups • PLAYWRIGHT’S CIRCLE Cue Zero Theatre Company hosts Poetry a monthly Playwright’s Circle • POETRY READING Presentfor local playwrights looking to ing poets Kimberly Burwick and improve their craft. Playwrights Elizabeth Bradfield. Tues., Jan. of all ages and experience levels 28, 6 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 are invited to bring 10 pages of an S. Main St., Concord. Call 224original work, which the circle will 0562 or visit gibsonsbookstore. read aloud and offer feedback on com. while discussing the process and • SLAM FREE OR DIE Weekphilosophy of playwriting. Bring ly poetry open mike and slam. at least one copy of your scene for Thursday, 8 p.m. Stark Brewing every character. Every third SunCo., 500 N. Commercial St., Manday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jupiter Hall, chester. $3. Visit 89 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit slamfreeordie.




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1917 (R)

That “one-continuous-shot World War I movie” you’ve been hearing about, including at the Golden Globes, where it won best director and best drama, and in this week’s list of Oscar nominations (it received 10, including best picture and best director), is 1917 and it’s finally in theaters.

The plot of the movie is only slightly more involved than the description “the one-continuous-shot World War I movie”: Lance corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) must take written orders from a general in one location to a colonel about 10 miles away, where the retreating German army has destroyed all lines of communication. The quickest route requires walking through no man’s land and possible enemy territory in France and they have what seems like only about 12 hours to make it. How thoroughly and recently have the German’s retreated? Aerial reconnaissance suggests that the Germans have actually made a tactical retreat with the goal of drawing in the colonel’s forces and then decimating them when the colonel attacks. Calling off that attack is the purpose of the orders Blake and Schofield are delivering and Blake was specifically picked for the mission because his older brother is one of the men in the colonel’s troops (and one of the men likely to be killed if the attack goes ahead). People in this movie, frequently for only one scene, include Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Adrian Scarborough, Richard Madden and Benedict Cumberbatch. I mention the cast because I think this richness in the supporting lineup is one of the “quality all the way to the bone” elements of this relatively stripped down film. We are mostly walking (and crawling and stumbling and running) along with Blake and Schofield as they move through a ruined countryside through the “shot in one long take” approach. We, the camera and by extension the audience, are most frequently somewhere around the men’s eye level either looking at them or looking at what they are looking at. We travel alongside them or maybe slightly in front of them looking back and we take in the surroundings in the same “incomplete information” way they do (we don’t, for example, cut away to creep behind that wall or up in that building). I will admit that, kind of in the style of trying to figure out a magic trick while watching a magician, I did occasionally find myself looking for the seams, the spots where a scene can be stitched together to give the appearance of the whole thing having been done in a continuous shot. While you can guess at these spots, no transition ever jarred me out of the illusion and I stopped,

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even subconsciously, trying to see them. This structure isn’t just a showy trick. It serves the movie and helps to amp up the fear and tension of the relatively straightforward story. The emotional weight of the movie rests on Chapman (who I couldn’t quite place until IMDb reminded me that he was Tommen in Game of Thrones) and MacKay (who I know as the oldest son in 2016’s Captain Fantastic and as Hamlet in 2018’s Ophelia), who do an excellent job. They make the characters feel real and lived in, believably scared even as they keep going. I get why 1917 has won and been nominated for so many awards. While a big war movie with an Oscar-winning director, 1917 somehow feels like a surprise. It’s the movie that lives the Tom Hanks Golden Globe speech — showing up early and collaborating well with all involved to do its best work. It feels simple but flawlessly crafted, unfussy but excellent. A Rated R for violence, some disturbing images and language, according to the MPA. Directed by Sam Mendes with a screenplay by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917 is an hour and 59 minutes long and is distributed by Universal Studios.

Just Mercy (PG-13)

Michael B. Jordan is an idealistic young lawyer working in early 1990s Alabama in Just Mercy, which is also the title of the book by Bryan Stevenson, the real-life lawyer who started the Equal Justice Initiative and worked on the cases of men like Walter McMillan.

McMillan (Jamie Foxx) is, when Stevenson (Jordan) meets him, on death row for the murder of a white woman in the small town of Monroeville, Alabama (home of Harper Lee and model for To Kill a Mockingbird, as the movie uses for some nice moments of irony). The case against McMillan seems to have been

built on shakily manufactured testimony (some of which is provably false and some of which is just highly suspect, confusing and contradictory). The case for McMillan’s innocence includes multiple eyewitnesses to his being at a different location and absolutely no physical evidence of his being anywhere near the murdered woman, whom he never knew. McMillan’s friends and family believe he was basically “picked” to be guilty because it was general knowledge that he had had an affair with a (different) white woman. As his wife Minnie (Karan Kendrick) explains, the affair made Walter a cheat but the rumors and racist gossip about the affair painted him as a criminal. The movie suggests that, with months having gone by after the murder with no break in the case, the local law enforcement sort of decided to make one against McMillan, truth be damned. A recent Harvard graduate with federal grant money to set up and run the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson looks into the cases of not just McMillan but other men on death row, including Anthony Ray Hinton (O’Shea Jackson Jr.; spoiler alert, the real-life Hinton also wrote a book, called The Sun Does Shine). Some men, like Hinton, are innocent and explain how racism and poverty kept them from receiving a fair trial; other men, like Herbert Richardson (Rob Morgan) admit guilt but their circumstances may have resulted in a different sentence had they been white and of means. With the help of the Institute’s only other employee (at first), Eva Ansley (Brie Larson) — the team grows over time and at the end of the movie we see a group shot of the real Equal Justice Institute staff today — Stevenson tries to pick apart these shoddy trials, finding ways to ask for new appeals and get the extremely reluctant Alabama courts to consider new evidence. The movie does a good job making us feel the rolling a boulder up a hill effort of

getting a system to reconsider its actions. I suspect that what’s on the page is moved up another few notches because of the work of Jordan and Foxx, both of whom know how to fill in the material and give us the layers of their characters. It’s hard during Oscar nominations week not to think this way but I find myself wondering why this movie — which has all the elements of good award season fare: biopic, strong actors, fight-for-justice themes — hasn’t received more attention. I think one reason may be that Jordan and Foxx are the best elements of the film by a good measure and the movie, while solid, is never quite as strong as those two performances. Still, Just Mercy is worth watching — and it’s expanded my 2020 reading list. B+ Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets, according to the MPA. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton with a screenplay by Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lantham (based on the book by the same name by Bryan Stevenson), Just Mercy is two hours and 16 minutes long and distributed by Warner Bros.

Like a Boss (R)

Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne are two of the brave souls who try (but fail) to save Like a Boss, a comedy I was predisposed to like.

Or maybe even love — because I love nearly everything about Like a Boss. I love the cast — Haddish and Byrne, of course, but also Billy Porter, Jessica St. Clair and Natasha Rothwell and even Jennifer Coolidge, who doesn’t always work for me in every movie but mostly does here. I love Salma Hayek as power-mad villain. I love the actress who shows up in an endof-movie cameo. I love the way the movie gives female friendship an almost romcom gloss and shows it as a foundational part of a happy life, not just a space filler until a dude shows up. I love the idea that innovation and genius can be a team effort. I love everything about this movie except for, like, the movie. Somehow Like a Boss just doesn’t work, even though it has nearly everything going for it. Mel (Byrne) and Mia (Haddish) are besties from way back. Now in their, I don’t know, mid-to-late 30s-ish, the pair own a cosmetics company together and live together in a house left to Mia by her mother, who we learn basically took in the teen Mel when her family situation was unstable. But these nearly-sisters face some difficult choices: Their company is seriously in the red and hasn’t had a big hit product for a few years. Mel, who does the money, is afraid that they’re a few months away from closing their flagship boutique and isn’t sure how to tell Mia, who is the company’s creative force. When a representative from cosmetics mogul Claire

ing there, the whole situation never comes alive. It’s a toy robot sans batteries, a mattress squeezed flat for shipping that never puffs back out. I was pulling for Like a Boss and never really stopped pulling for it even after it became clear that it wasn’t going anywhere. Hollywood loves a remake — maybe try again with this movie, with the exact same on-screen cast (though maybe a few more female writers?), in another year? I promise I’ll be excited for it all over again. D Rated R for language, crude sexual material, and drug use, according to the MPA. Directed by Miguel Arteta with a screenplay by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly, Like a Boss is an hour and 23 minutes long and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Luna (Hayek) shows up, Mel jumps at the chance to meet this business superstar, hoping that selling an ownership stake in the company might help to keep them afloat. Mia is highly skeptical and doesn’t want to give up any control, particularly once they meet Claire Luna, who is cartoonishly bonkers and clearly evil. Perhaps because I became aware of Haddish from Girls Trip, I don’t think of her as a natural comedy straight-man, but she is here, and is great at playing the one who can see through the shady promises of Claire Luna and doesn’t have the same desperate-to-please nuttiness of Mel. But even though she works in the role and Haddish and Byrne have solid chemistry and Hayek is great at being ridiculous, the movie itself never clicks. Even in scenes with a solid joke here or a good bit of tim-


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only so much time to play local before you become a local comedian.” Rivers’ 2018 Dry Bar Comedy special If ever a destiny was foretold, it’s that has over 15 million views. Dry Bar, he Andrew Rivers would one day become a said, began as “Netflix for Mormons,” an stand-up comedian. He’s the younger of outlet that allowed pious Game of Thrones two brothers — always a good starting fans to skip the naughty bits. When Disney point — and his mother has some laugh- sued them for $60 million for editing their ready quirks, like an arthritic middle intellectual property and won, the streamfinger that’s often in involuntary flip-off ing service pivoted to standup. “They mode. The jokes just flow from there. thought, ‘Who else can we take advantage Then there’s his dad, Bob Rivers, creator of? Comedians don’t read contracts!’” of song parody juggernaut Twisted Tunes. When he launched the special on his His “I Am Santa Claus” redo of Black Facebook page, it blew up. Rivers is a big Sabbath’s “Iron Man” is a holiday staple, proponent of the social media behemoth, along with “The Twelve Pains of Christ- also using it to promote YouTube videos mas.” He’s also an FM radio legend who and his live act. served as Seattle’s more cerebral answer “If Facebook convinced people to vote to Howard Stern for decades, which led to for Donald Trump,” he reasoned, “it can Andrew Rivers’ seeing and meeting big- sell comedy tickets.” name comics like Steven Wright. In his set, Rivers likens the platform to That helped get the wheels turning, but a church where people put on their best Andrew Rivers is funny with or without face and gather to talk smack about the his connections. He’s a skilled storytell- rest of the neighborhood. er with deft comedic timing; often the Rivers will be in Manchester on Jan. 18 funniest moment in one of his bits is a as part of a DIY effort loosely modeled well-placed aside. He’s hilariously relat- on a tour he did with fellow comic Steve able and has a knack for making well-trod Hofstetter. territory fresh — like breakups. “A few years ago, he went through a “We had a role-playing game she called divorce and wanted to go on the road. So Sexy Librarian,” Rivers said, recalling an he said, ‘I’m gonna book my tour out a ex-girlfriend. “I didn’t talk, and she read year and pick the venues based on how a book.” tickets sell’ and I said, ‘You’re an idiot.’ It’s paid off for the 34-year-old Rivers. Then it started working. He said, ‘You He set out to be a comic 11 years ago, and want to open for me?’ and I said, ‘Yeah — he’s toured nationally for most of them, I believed in you the whole time!’” performing in almost every U.S. state, and For this effort, Rivers picked all in Europe. the venues ahead of time, looking for Necessity was a big reason for Rivers’ medium-sized cities. He’s dubbed the road habits. three-week jaunt the Eagles Cover Band “I got laid off when I started comedy, Tour, after a joke his dad told him. Model aAGF-3E so I was really trying to start making “In a small city, an Eagles cover band living as soon as possible, rather than per- will sell out a small venue,” he said, “but form the same 10 minutes at the same club in the big city, you can just go see The every night,” he said recently by phone. “I Eagles.” was trying to hit the road, because there’s

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• Anniversary: Motor City alt rock group Sponge marks 25 years since releasing its debut album, Rotting Pinata, an effort that produced heavy MTV rotation and radio airplay. The group hit with songs like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles),” the latter inspired by an unrequited Lolita-like obsession, not the movie and actress. Their new album includes an edgy redo of Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle.” Thursday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry. Tickets $30 at • Grooving: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Qwill is joined by violinist Vlad Stoicescu for an adventurous evening of music. Quill, a.k.a. Jesse Ciarmataro, weaves jazz, R&B and electronica elements together to produce a wholly unique sound, elevated by his soulful singing voice. The local show, rescheduled from last month due to weather, is presented by Arts Industry Alliance. Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m., Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets $10 at ($15 at the door). • Munificence: Members of Jamantics and other Concord musicians join forces as Sure Thanks For Asking to perform a fundraising show for Mill Brook School. Ubiquitous bass player Eric Reingold and guitarist Freeland Hubbard continue the fun they had at last fall’s reunion show for a project dubbed “a dynamic and funky traveling musical party.” Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Penuche’s Ale House, 16 Bicentennial Square, Concord. $5 cover (21+); all funds go toward the school’s PTA fund. • Correction: A show starring Mindset X and alt rockers blindspot was reported last week with an incorrect ticket price and start time. Also performing are Paper Monsters, making it a powerful night on the cutting edge. Don’t be surprised if the headliners cover a Rush song or two; drummer Neil Peart, who recently succumbed to cancer, was a more than hero to bandleader Steve Haidaichuk. Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Shaskeen Pub, 909 Elm St., Manchester. Tickets $10,

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Rivers received help and guidance from a comic he met early on, Christopher Titus. “He was constantly pushing me to grow in terms of comedy and the topics I could talk about and drawing from a personal life,” he said. “He’s built like six 90-minute specials on the back of his parents.” Other influences include Mike Birbiglia, and women like Nikki Glaser and Michelle Wolfe. “I like people who use the stage responsibly; I’m not saying everything has to be a TED Talk, but there could be some life lessons buried in there,” Rivers said. “People talk about female comics being so dirty [but] I’ve learned more from comedy specials about what women want from sex than I did in ninth-grade health class.” Andrew Rivers

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45. Creed’s lyric poem? 46. Blur asks if you ‘Got __!’ 47. ‘03 Eve 6 album ‘__ Your Head’ (3,3,2) 52. San Fran band __ Errata 56. Queen ‘__ __ The Champions’ (2,3) 57. Republica was “Standing on the rooftops shouting out” this (5,2,2) 60. Beck “You can’t turn Tin Pan __ into a boulevard” 61. Road stops: Holiday __ 62. A spoken, and therefore not-sooptimal record deal 63. Sowing The __ Of Love 64. Be careful or Beck might ‘__ Goodbye’ 65. Don Williams ‘Some Broken Hearts Never __’

17. ‘98 Pearl Jam album ‘Live __ __ Legs’ (2,3) 21. ‘The Clapping Song’ Shirley 23. Nirvana ‘In Utero’ producer Steve 25. ‘By My Side’ __ Avenue North’ 26. Cali ‘Raise Hell’ punk-hoppers (3,2) 27. Country rockin’ Texan Joe 28. ‘As Good As Dead’ __ H 29. Like how Devendra Banhart skips down the street when he gets out of jail 30. Like backstage pass holders 31. To allude to album title in interview 32. Band plays these song groups at long shows 33. Whitney Houston ‘Same Script Different __’ 37. Your lyrics will contain both a consonant and a this 38. Run-DMC rapper DJ Run, or __ Run 40. Pieces that combine a few different songs that string together 41. Linda of 4 Non Blondes 43. What crowd did during jam 44. Placebo “A friend in __ a friend indeed” 47. “In the time of chimpanzees, __ __ a monkey” (1,3) 48. Keith Richards’ Fender model (abbr) 49. ‘02 Sammy Hagar album ‘Not 4 __’ 50. Breeders song about eye part? 51. ‘99 Red Balloons’ band 53. What splits at heaviest show of your life? 54. Like David Lee Roth, after jumping around in later years, perhaps 55. ‘Magnet & Steel’ Walter 58. Outfield will get to hit ‘__ Time Now’ 59. Beck went walking in ‘__ Shanghai” © 2020 Todd Santos


1. “I’ve seen your picture” Steely Dan song 2. ‘Cyberpunk’ Billy 3. ‘World Clique’ Dee-__ 4. 30 Seconds To Mars Shannon or Jared 5. Soundtrack for Will Smith boxing movie 6. Zoe song for nothing? 7. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Mak’er’ 8. Montgomery Gentry might have them on their arms 9. Leonard Cohen song that says “be that as it may”? 10. Beck “Fighting a fire with your __ hands” 11. Evanescence song that accuses you of all of these untruths 12. Killers “When there’s nowhere __ to run” 14. R&B singer Khan

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Loudon Hungry Buffalo: Brian Booth Manchester Backyard Brewery: April Cushman Bonfire: Martin & Kelly Derryfield: Last Kid Picked Foundry: Dwayne Haggins Fratello’s: Stephen Decuire Jewel: Social Destruction/Warthog/Robot Clean/Roadtrash Band Murphy’s Taproom: Drag Show Penuche’s: Victim of Circumstance Salona: Sundogs Shaskeen: Paper Monsters/Blindspot/Mindset X Strange Brew: 2120 S Michigan Avenue Whiskey’s 20: DJ Hizzy/Shawn White Meredith Giuseppe’s: Andre LaCasse Merrimack Big Kahuna’s: April Cushman Homestead: Mark Lapointe Jade Dragon: DJ Laura Milford La Medina: Paul Driscoll Pasta Loft: Flock 80’s Band Nashua CodeX: Piano Phil DeVille

Hampton CR’s: Jazz Brunch w/ Steve Swartz The Goat: Nick Drouin Hudson River’s Pub: Acoustic Jam

Manchester British Beer: Joel Cage Jupiter Hall: Playwright’s Circle Northwood Shaskeen: Rap, Industry night Umami: Tony DePalma/Open w/ Strange Brew: Jam Island Mike Wild Rover: DJ Dance Night

Hillsborough Roasted Root: Tyler Allgood w/ Pittsfield Main Street Grill: Nicole Knox Eliot Pelliltier Murphy Hudson Portsmouth The Bar: Boss & the Sauce 3S Artspace: Bob Mould w/ Will Johnson Kingston Cisco Brewers: Artie Raynes Saddle Up: Whiskey Tango Francoeur Dolphin Striker: Brickyard Blues Laconia Portsmouth Book & Bar: Zack Broken Spoke: The Wheelers Pitman’s: Toots Lorraine & the Trojano Portsmouth Gaslight: Brad Traffic Bosse/Ryan Williamson Tower Hill Tavern: Radio Star Press Room: Krewe de Groove Rudi’s: Dimitri Londonderry Thirsty Moose: Beneath the Coach Stop: Chris Gardner Stumble Inn: Mica’s Groove Train Sheets


Goffstown Village Trestle: Wan-tu Blues Band & Jam

Rochester Lilac City Grille: Bad Penny Revolution: Rockspring Salem Sayde’s: The Zonx Seabrook Chop Shop: Good Stuff Weare Stark House: Tim Kierstead

Meredith Giuseppe’s: Open Stage with Lou Porrazzo Milford La Medina: Brunch w/ Darling Hil & Tyler Allgood Newmarket Stone Church: Sundays Unplugged w/ Todd Hearon North Hampton Barley House: Great Bay Sailor Northwood Umami: Bluegrass Brunch w/ Cecil Abels Portsmouth Beara Irish Brewing: Irish Music Dolphin Striker: Pete Peterson Press Room: Anglo-Celtic traditional folk/roots session + Jazz ft. Sharon Jones Sextet Ri Ra: Irish Sessions Rudi’s: Jazz Brunch w/ Rochester Lilac City Grille: Brunch w/ Mica Peterson & Max Sullivan Duo

Sunday, Jan. 19 Salem Bedford Copper Door SAL: Nate Comp/ Copper Door: Steve Aubert/Brad Justin Jordan Bosse Monday, Jan. 20 Bristol Concord Bad Lab Beer: Peter Pappas Hermanos: Mark Bartram Hampton Candia The Goat: Shawn Theriault Town Cabin: Mystical Magic Manchester Concord Central Ale: Jonny Friday Duo Hermanos: Eric Chase Fratello’s: Rob Wolfe or Phil Penuche’s: Open w/ Steve Naylor Jacques Tandy’s: Open w/ Mikey G Meredith Dover Giuseppe’s: Lou Porrazzo Cara: Irish Session, Frank Landford Sonny’s: Sonny’s Jazz Merrimack Able Ebenezer: Ale Room Music Gilford Homestead: Chris Cavanaugh Schuster’s: Dan The Muzik Man

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Newmarket Hillsborough Stone Church: Rootin’ Tootin’ Turismo: Jerry Paquette & the Acoustic Hoot hosted by Andrew Runaway Bluesmen Portsmouth Polakow Dolphin Striker: Old School Londonderry Ri Ra: Oran Mor North Hampton Coach Stop: Clint Lapointe Barley House: Traditional Irish Harold Square: Houdana the Tuesday, Jan. 21 Magician (Tableside Magic) Concord Peterborough Hermanos: Kid Pinky Harlow’s: Celtic Music Jam Manchester Tandy’s: Open w/ Mikey G Fratello’s: Chris Cavanaugh Portsmouth Strange Brew: Jesse’s Open Dover Clipper Tavern: Tequila Jim Extravaganza Fury’s: Tim Theriault and Friends Open Jam Sonny’s: Soggy Po’ Boys Dolphin Striker: Don Severance Meredith Press Room: Hoot Night w/Carol Giuseppe’s: Paul Luff Gilford Coronis + Larry Garland Jazz Jam Patrick’s: Paul Luff Merrimack Wednesday, Jan. 22 Homestead: Brad Bosse Manchester Candia Fratello’s: Brad Bosse Town Cabin Pub: Steve Butler Nashua Strange Brew: The Honey Bees Fratello’s: Phil Jacques Whiskey’s 20: Sammy Smoove & Concord DJ Gera Concord Craft Brewing: Mal- Portsmouth colm Salls Dolphin Striker: Kate Redgate Meredith Hermanos: Kid Pinky Ri Ra: Erin’s Guild Giuseppe’s: Michael Bourgeois Dover Rochester Merrimack 603: Rock the Mic w/ DJ Coach Lilac City Grille: Tim Theriault Homestead: Justin Cohn Revolution: Hump Day Blues Dublin Nashua DelRossi’s: Celtic & Old Time Jam Salem Burtons Grill: Chuck N John Michael’s Flatbread: Basstastic Fratello’s: Amanda Cote Gilford Patrick’s: Cody James

NITE CONCERTS Bank of NH Stage 16 Main St., Concord, 225-1111 Capitol Center for the Arts 44 S. Main St., Concord 225-1111, The Colonial Theatre 95 Main St., Keene 352-2033, The Flying Monkey 39 S. Main St., Plymouth 536-2551,

Franklin Opera House 316 Central St., Franklin 934-1901, Hampton Beach Ballroom Casino 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton 929-4100, The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth 436-2400, The Music Hall Loft 131 Congress St., Portsmouth 436-2400,

Sponge Thursday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Tupelo Living On A Bad Name Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Rex Theatre We Shall Overcome Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Scott Spradling Band Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Rex Theatre An Evening of Wine and Music Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Rex Theatre Mallett Brothers/Dusty Gray Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage

Apple Hill String Quartet Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Ghost Light Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Imagination Movers Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Tupelo Beatlejuice Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Tupelo Another Tequila Sunrise (Eagles tribute) Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Music Hall The Machine (Pink Floyd) Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Tupelo

Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester 668-5588, SNHU Arena 555 Elm St., Manchester 644-5000, Stockbridge Theatre Pinkerton Academy, Rte 28, Derry 437-5210, Tupelo Music Hall 10 A St., Derry 437-5100, Mat Kearney (Acoustic) Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Music Hall Fruition w/ Caleb Elliott Thursday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage Richard Thompson Thursday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Music Hall Lucy Kaplansky Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Stage

COUNTRY CROSSOVER Appearing at Bonfire Restaurant & Country Bar (950 Elm St, Manchester on Saturday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m., the talented duo of Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly have become the next must-see act from New England to Nashville. Over the years, they’ve been featured as support acts for Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore, Jana Kramer and Sara Evans. Standouts in today’s crossover country music scene, Jilly & Ryan’s songs bridge the boundary between traditional and new country. HIPPO | JANUARY 16 - 22, 2020 | PAGE 47


“Free For the Decade” — ringing it in! Across 1 Spill it 5 Catchphrase from Barbara Walters heard a lot recently 15 Ceremonial observance

16 RZA’s group 17 During 18 Nearly done with the return trip 19 Uninterrupted sequences 21 Russian ruler of the 1800s

22 Messy Halloween prank 23 Former Rocket Ming 25 Paper promises 28 2014 drama with David Oyelowo and Common 29 Company whose founder recently left its board 30 “Watch somewhere else” letters 31 “I feel ___” 32 Like mortals? 33 Go fast 34 Protein for some sushi rolls 36 Communication where K and V differ only by a thumb 38 “Silent All These Years” singer Tori 42 Thomas who drew Santa Claus 44 Knock down ___


11 Rapper with the Grammy-nominated album “Based on a T.R.U. Story” 12 Medium-dry Spanish sherry 13 Bad hour for a car alarm to go off 14 “We Are Number ___” (song meme from “LazyTown”) 20 Far from meaningful 24 Use a SodaStream on, say 26 Area 51 sighting 27 Letters in some personal ads 29 Mark often used for metal? 35 Concluding with 37 2019 Max Porter novel about a whimsical boy 38 Part of AMA 39 Johnson’s predecessor 40 Menacing 41 Important interval in jazz music 43 Old Faithful, e.g. Down 45 Easter-related 46 Glare 1 Prepares (for impact) 2 French city known for its porcelain 47 Sentries at entries 3 Feeling all excited 51 Not as much 54 Pack of hot dog buns, often 4 Occasion for storytelling 56 Oaxacan “other” 5 Nashville sound 6 “Pen15” streaming service 58 Cone dropper 7 “Possibly” 59 AFC South team, on scoreboards 8 ___ Tome and Principe (African 60 Opus ___ (“The Da Vinci Code” island nation) group) 9 Available for purchase 61 I, to Claudius 10 Some P.D. officers © 2020 Matt Jones

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All quotes are from Garlic and Sapphires: Cancer (June 21 – July 22) ...I watched my The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by son struggle with the memory of his first hash Ruth Reichl, born Jan. 16, 1948. browns. He soon expanded his repertoire to include cottage fries and steak fries and potaCapricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) … we all toes O’Brien, but none measured up to the become actors, to some extent, when we go masterful hash brown. … But at the end, when out to eat. Every restaurant is a theater, and we were beginning to wrap up our research, he the truly great ones allow us to indulge in the discovered a whole new class of potato. New fantasy that we are rich and powerful. When discoveries await. restaurants hold up their end of the bargain, Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) I crossed out the they give us the illusion of being surrounded squid and substituted baby octopus. My pencil by servants intent on ensuring our happiness slashed through the ... egg rolls and replaced and offering extraordinary food. There’s no them with steamed scallops in the shell, with rehearsal; you’ll need to ad lib. XO sauce. I left the chicken, but asked for Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) But while shark’s fin soup instead of winter melon. Ask cooking demands your entire attention, it also for what you want. rewards you with endlessly sensual pleasures. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) The Style secThe sound of water skittering across leaves of tion was an odd little enclave. We did not have lettuce. The thump of the knife against water- much contact with the reporters downstairs in melon, and the cool summer scent …. All you the newsroom, and we never saw the columneed to do is not burn the toast and you’ve nists who occupied the offices upstairs. And accomplished something. even though we shared quarters with Sports Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) I was having a and Fashion, we food folk didn’t see much of secret affair with cooking, and I knew it could them either (although we did get to enjoy the not continue. It’s not a secret. parade of flowers delivered to Fashion on a Aries (March 21 – April 19) The city daily basis). Get out and mingle more. was filled with people who did not think that Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Great steaks Shanghai dumpling parlors, Korean barbecue aren’t cooked, they’re bought; the important places, and sushi bars merited serious con- work is done before you ever leave the shop. sideration. It’s up to you what you seriously Hash browns, however, are a different matter: consider. They give a cook the chance to shine. It’s hash Taurus (April 20 – May 20) It took me a brown time. while to convince the waitress that I wanted Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) On anyone else whatever the chic woman was having. It took the outfit would have looked brazen; on Brenme even longer to persuade her that I could da it just looked whimsical. There’s more than afford it. Stick up for yourself. one way to wear an outfit. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) But I loved Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) When you the coffee cart guy, loved the New York rit- made a mistake at the L.A. Times, an editor ual of stopping on the corner to exchange a would take you aside, politely discuss where few words. … The donut was truly terrible, but you had gone wrong, and suggest ways to avoid every morning I tore it in half, ate the jelly out it in the future. When you made a mistake at the of the middle, and threw the rest away. There’s N.Y. Times, you were held up to public ridicule. more to a donut than a donut. Mistakes will be made. Ridicule is optional.

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Questionable judgment

Four Amish men pleaded guilty in Gladwin County (Michigan) District Court on Jan. 8 to charges stemming from an earlier incident in Beaverton Township. According to the Midland Daily News, deputies from the Gladwin County Sheriff’s office responded on Dec. 29 to a call from a concerned motorist who observed the four men tossing empty beer cans from the horse and buggy they were riding in. When deputies pulled them over, they gave bogus ages and would not confirm their names, authorities said, yet the men appeared to be inebriated, and a search of the buggy turned up empty alcohol containers along with unopened ones. They each paid a $700 fine and $150 in court costs. They have yet to face the bishop.

Entrepreneurial spirit

The father of a 3-year-old girl in Guilin, China, is paying the price for his toddler’s creative expression. On Nov. 24, the man, identified only as Mr. Zhao, his wife and daughter visited an Audi dealership, Oddity Central reported. As the adults looked around, the bored girl scratched “artwork” into 10 automobiles, including one valued at more than $140,000. The dealership sued the father for $28,400 over the damage caused. Eventually, Mr. Zhao and the dealership settled on a payment of $10,000.

Act of desperation

Wait, what?

After Dona Maria Schiave failed her driver’s license test three times in the Novo Mutum Parana district of Brazil, her son, Heitor Marcio Schiave, 43, decided to take matters into his own hands. On Dec. 10, he donned a stuffed bra, long skirt and makeup and showed up at the State Department of Traffic, claiming to be his mother, ready to take the test again. Aline Mendoca, the examiner, became suspicious and summoned the military police. “I thought she was drunk at first,” she told “When I realized that the student was actually a man, I decided to proceed normally” and wait for officers. “I think he pitied his mother for failing three times.” Schiave was arrested for fraudulent misrepresentation and released; he may face a fine.

The way the world works

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Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, of Columbus, Mississippi, were arrested on Jan. 6 after they allegedly hatched a cockamamie scheme to “win” the lottery, WLBT reported. The two arrived at the Mississippi Lottery Corp. in Flowood and presented a losing $100,000 ticket upon which they had glued the winning numbers, according to authorities. Flowood police arrested the pair, who were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and uttering a counterfeit instrument over $1,000. They were held without bond. Mike Parrish of Woodfin, North Carolina, is making fantasy a reality with a “Lord of the Rings” hobbit home he’s building to offer on Airbnb. “I’m not just a casual fan. I’m a huge fan,” Parrish said as he guided WLOS through the 800-square-foot “Unexpected Journey,” built 90 percent underground with one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and round doorways crafted by local woodworker John Fenwick. “What we want is to just have an area where people can come and bring their kids and just leave with an unforgettable experience,” Parrish said. The home should be ready to rent in February or March; Parrish and his wife have not set a per-night rate yet.



Can’t make this up

Kari and Dustin Drees bought their first home in Atlanta’s Buckhead district in December and shortly thereafter left on vacation to visit family. While they were gone, an alarm went off, and friends reported nothing was amiss, but when the Dreeses returned home, they discovered an uninvited visitor had moved in: a squirrel. The animal had apparently fallen down the chimney and become trapped inside, where it did a lot of damage — defecating, scratching floors, chewing baseboards and building a nest in the couch. No worries, the couple thought: “This is why you have homeowner’s insurance,” Kari told the Associated Press. Not so fast: The couple’s insurance “explicitly stated” it doesn’t cover damage done by rodents, and a squirrel is a rodent. Small comfort: The company did offer to provide housing for the couple for up to two weeks.

Finally. Lizard owners who want to dress like their reptilian pets have a source for trendy looks: Fashion Brand Company of Los Angeles has been making clothes for lizards for a while, but now you can MATCH your bearded dragon. The current collection, according to OK Whatever, includes velvet jumpsuits and Western fringe jackets that come with a tiny white cowboy hat. The clothes are handmade and go for up to $125 — and that doesn’t include whatever you order for yourself. Founder Penelope Gazin says the ideas “come to me in my dreams,” adding that lizards need clothes because “their bodies are disgusting and should be covered up.” (Gazin doesn’t own a lizard herself; “I dislike lizards,” she admits.)

Bright idea

Firefighters in Las Vegas discovered what they say is an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard on Jan. 7. The setup comprised two yellow tanks in the corner of a walled yard and a gas pump nozzle on the end of a hose long enough to reach from the backyard to the curb out front, the Associated Press reported, for “possible curbside fill-ups.” “This is not only illegal in the city,” Las Vegas Fire and Rescue wrote on social media, “it is a hazard to neighbors (and) first responders who may respond there for an emergency, like a fire.” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating and believe it is part of a scheme to purchase gasoline with stolen credit cards and stash the fuel in storage containers at private homes. Visit




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