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Who doesn’t like candy? Well right here in Hampton we have two of the finest candy shops on the coast, plus a new one in Kittery Maine. In 1904, Jesse Hutchinson started making candy Larry Marsolais in Salem, Massachusetts, at the tender age of 14. In 1921, Jesse opened the first Ye Kandy Shoppe on Washington Street in Boston. His legacy continues at Hutchinson’s Candy Outlet at 893 Lafayette Road in Hampton, with old-fashioned gourmet candies, caramel corn and brittles. The key to all of there products is the original recipes and all-natural ingredients, all cooked to perfection in a copper kettle. First started in the basement of the Sanborn family home in Plaistow, N.H., in 1957, in 1970, Sanborn’s Casino Candies opened as a seasonal business on the boardwalk of the Casino building at Hampton Beach. In 1983 Sanborn’s Fine
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The Hampton Beach Beauty Pageant returns to the Sea Shell Stage with the Junior/Little Miss Hampton Beauty Pageant on Saturday, July 30, and the Miss Hampton Beauty Pageant on Sunday, July 31. For details, see p. 6.
The Salisbury Beach Center Stage will host Joshua Tree on Saturday, July 30. For more info on this and other community happenings, see p. 8.
Beach wrestling has been resurrected at Hampton Beach, and on Sunday, July 31, you can cheer on a new generation of competitors. Check out the story on p. 28.
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See Best Coast with Stargazer Lilies Monday, Aug. 1, in Portsmouth. Read the story on p. 44.
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The Hampton Beach Beauty Pageant will be returning to the Sea Shell Stage with the Junior/Little Miss Hampton Beauty Pageant taking place on Saturday, July 30, and the Miss Hampton Beauty Pageant taking place the day after on Sunday, July 31. Both pageants will begin at 2 p.m. and are free to watch. Stephanie Lussier, director of the pageant, expects a packed audience for the 70th anniversary of the event. The Junior/Little Miss Hampton Beach Pageant features girls competing in the Little (ages 5 to 9) and Junior (ages 10 to 15) categories and, according to Lussier, will feature 29 young ladies competing for the crown and other prizes. The Miss Hampton Beach Pageant will feature 10 young women ages 16 to 24 also competing for the crown and the responsibility to become a representative of Hampton Beach as Miss Hampton Beach. Each contestant will have an interview with the judges the morning of the show and then the show will begin with an
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“The questions on stage are important because that is what we will need Miss Hampton Beach to do all year — talking to people and promoting the beach,”
Lussier said. The top five will receive prizes such as cash, trophies and flowers. The winner will be crowned Miss Hampton Beach and will receive $500. According to Lussier, the Hampton Historical Society and the Tuck Museum will donate a portrait to the winner. Former Miss Hampton Beach winners will be in attendance to emcee the event, and the reigning Miss Hampton Beach will pass along her title. While the prizes are great, Lussier believes that just competing in the pageant has competitors taking home much more valuable lessons. “I think that, for not only the winner but for the competitors, it’s a great experience to take with you,” she said. “It helps them practice interview skills and teaches the interview process as well as being on stage and speaking on a microphone in front of a large audience. You know, you can use that later on in life. The winner will also experience a year of doing promotions, promoting beach activities, the title and acting as a spokesperson.”
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Davidson around 1:30 p.m., with lunch, live music and other entertainment to follow. Cost is $25 per rider and includes lunch. T-shirts will be sold for $15. Proceeds benefit Donate Life New England. Visit the Seacoast Harley-Davidson website’s calendar to purchase tickets. The Salisbury Beach Center Stage will host Joshua Tree on Saturday, July 30. Joshua Tree is a premier U2 tribute band, performing a catalog of U2’s hits dedicated to the 1980-through-1987 era of the popular rock band. The concert will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:15 p.m. The Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage will host its version of The Voice on Saturday, July 30. Watch singers battle it out for the best voice on the beach. The Sea Shell Stage hosts nightly shows from 7 to 8 p.m., and from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Sea Shell Stage shows are free and open to all ages. The Hampton Beach Wrestling Tournament will take place on Sunday, July 31, starting at 10:30 a.m. Wrestlers compete on the sand inside a 23-foot-diameter circle, from standing position only. Divisions competing are elementary (grades K-4), middle school (grades 5-8), high school (grades 9-12), adult (ages 18-30), veteran (ages 31-44) and senior (ages 45 plus). Men’s and women’s competition and weight classes will be created based on registrants. Registration and weigh-in will be the morning of the event from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wrestling will begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration fee will be $15. Wrestler’s dress requirement is swimwear, shorts or workout gear (no singlet, headgear or wrestling shoes required). Email email@example.com. Through Sunday, July 31, Exeter, N.H., will be playing a
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If you think “beach pizza” means any old pizza you can get when you’re at the beach, then you haven’t heard of beach pizza. It’s not your standard slice — it’s square, for one thing, its sauce is subtly sweet and it’s made with far less cheese than today’s typical pizza. On the Seacoast, both Tripoli Bakery and Pizza in Seabrook and Salisbury and Cristy’s Pizza in Salisbury and Hampton specialize in beach pizza (though Matthew Zappala, owner of Tripoli Pizza, is quick to point out that “the customer refers to the pizza as beach pizza, but to us it has always been known as Tripoli’s Pizza”). Zappala said that whatever you call it, consistency, taste and quality are the most important ingredients when making pizza. “Customers get consistent quality and a fresh-baked product that they have been buying from us since 1946. I guess that’s the bulk of it,” Zappala said. Over at Cristy’s Pizza, Manager Jose Basulto agreed. “First of all, the fresh taste is what sets it apart,” Basulto said. “The convenient speed of getting the pizza — it’s super express, super tasty and super affordable. Fast and tasty overall.”
Although a round whole pizza or triangular slice is what people tend to think of when they order a “traditional” pizza, beach pizza’s square shape is actually more old-fashioned and traditional. According to Basulto, the style is older than round pizza and was the first style of pizza to make its way to the United States from Italy. Despite being known as beach pizza, Tripoli Pizza began in Lawrence, JOSE BASULTO Mass., in 1924, adapting the classic Sicilian style bakery pizza. With customers spending many hot summer days out on the beach rather than in the city, the Zappala family
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Rivalry rumors According to both Zappala and Jose, the beach pizza rivalry between Cristy’s and Tripoli’s is nothing more than friendly competition with each business doing its best to please its loyal customers. With close to 60 years making and selling the classical-style pizza, the businesses focus on making their best pizza for whoever comes up to their stands. “We do our own things,” Zappala said. “We concentrate on our customers and our product. It’s healthy competition. Our goal is to be sure that the Tripoli product is what it always has been and will stay what it remains for our loyal Tripoli’s customer.”
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decided to take the business to the Seacoast in 1945. According to Zappala, a fourth-family-generation business owner, the experiment paid off for the family in the long run. “It probably wasn’t the most popular idea in 1945 but through the years it became a destination and we are glad to serve all of our loyal customers,” Zappala said. “The same family still owns and works it.”
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dough. “It’s zesty, it’s sweet,” Basulto said. “But our pizza is simple, believe it or not. It isn’t really a secret. We start with a good product and we make it simple. It’s good in a similar way that water is — it’s consistent.” Zappala said that at this point, years of hard work have perfected the wellknown taste of Tripoli’s pizza. “It’s been family-owned and -worked since the beginning,” he said. “That’s why it’s so consistent and remains the same. We’ve had longtime employees and longtime loyal customers.” Still, there are some technicalities that make the pizza good for business, compared to places that prepare typical circular pizza. “You also have more surface space for baking when the pizza is square,” Basulto said. “You can put two trays of pizza in there and use the whole surface of the oven. With the round pizza, you have blank space in there.” Basulto said this makes it possible to quickly put out a quality product. “You only get so many minutes in an hour and so many hours in a day to do business,” Basulto said. “You want to bake as much as you can within that hour and the square pizza fits the oven better for turnover.”
A slice from Tripoli’s. Photo by Vinny Manfrate.
If you venture a bit away from the coast and into towns like Hampton, you’ll find pizza restaurants that offer a more unique, diverse take on the popular food. Establishments such as The Flatbread Company and the Community Oven take pizza to another level, providing a local flair, a sit-down experience and a variety of community events for
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you to attend while you enjoy a slice with family and friends. Evan Fetras of the Flatbread Company described how a restaurant on the Seacoast reflects the community surrounding it. “Honestly, I just moved here a few months ago,” Fetras said. “I’m already taken aback by the sense of community here. It’s a small community, very neighborly and tight-knit. It’s a beach community so we get a lot of tourists. They’ve been very helpful, welcoming and accepting of my family during our short time here.” The Flatbread Co. serves a unique style
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of pizza and can be found in a variety of locations on the Seacoast and abroad. Hampton, N.H., Portsmouth, N.H., and Amesbury, Mass., all have a Flatbread Co., and there are more throughout New England. Fetras explained that the restaurant isn’t quite traditional when it comes to how to serve and prepare its flatbreads and pizzas. “Flatbread isn’t only the name of the restaurant, it's the style that we serve,” he said. “It's more of an artisan-style pizza. It’s hand tossed and all the ingredients are made from scratch.” Fetras said the Flatbread Co. places a high priority on using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. The flatbreads are cooked in an old-fashioned clay oven. Everything is wood-fired; no gas or electric cooking is used. “The pizza is truly cooked in a oldworld, artisan style.” he said. Unique pizzas that can be found at the Hampton Flatbread Co. specifically include a homemade sausage pizza made with nitrate-free maple fennel sausage; Mopsy’s Kalua Pork Pie made with smoked free-range pork shoulder and homemade original organic barbecue sauce; and the Hampton Community Flatbread with wood-fired cauldron tomato sauce, organic caramelized onions, organic mushrooms, premium whole milk mozzarella and more. There many other options for flatbread as well. Fetras’ personal favorite is the Punctuated Equilibrium. “It has the perfect balance of flavors,” he said. “It’s a nice vegetarian option with tomatoes and olives to add some saltiness. It has Vermont goat cheese that adds a layer of creaminess and decadence
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with roasted red peppers, rosemary and red onions.” Another unique pizza from the Flatbread Co. was a reuben-styled pizza made with ingredients such as sauerkraut that, according to Fetras, most people wouldn’t necessarily think would work on a pizza. Fetras enjoys seeing people’s skepticism change once they try it out for themselves. “You don’t think of sauerkraut on a pizza,” Fetras said, “and when you describe it to customers, they give you an odd look. Then they try and if I had a dollar for every time they say it’s the best pizza that they’ve ever had....
That’s what we do, we try things out and see what works. Sometimes it's off-thewall toppings that we have and make a pizza special out of it by the end of the day.” The Flatbread Co. also features two weekly specials, a meat and a vegetarian option, that rotate every week. “We challenge ourselves to create these wonderful flatbreads,” Fetras said. “We have fun sticking toppings together and makSTEPHANIE GARDINER ing the best pizza that we can. There is such an abundance of local offerings here with many farms in the area. It gives us a kind of regional or local flair to our pizza.” The Community Oven also offers a unique Seacoast pizza experience with sit-down dining, weekly specials and many events based on supporting the community as well as their efforts to support local business. “We’re all organic and all natural,” said Stephanie Gardiner of The Community Oven. “We also make the effort to support local growers, brewers and vendors in the area and support local causes. The Community Oven gives back to the community.” The Community Oven gives back through events such as Community Mondays. On these nights, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Community Oven hosts a local organization for family fun and food prepared by the Community Oven. A percentage of all food sales on this night will go towards that organization. The restau-
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pepperoni pizzas along with more unique flavors such as buffalo chicken, Greek feta spinach, grilled steak and fresh baby spinach, a simple veggie, balsamic veggie, pulled pork, taco and the option to create your own pizza. There are also many options besides pizza on the menu such as salads, calzones, appetizers and more. “Our most unique pizza would probably be the Big Oven,” Gardiner said. “It’s our interpretation of a Big Mac hamburger from McDonald's. It features seasoned Angus ground beef, Roma tomato, red onion, bacon, signature all natural cheese, finished with shredded lettuce, pickles and Thousand Island dressing.” The restaurant also features two rotating pizza specials every week. There is usually the option for either a EVAN FETRAS veggie special or a meat special. According to Gardiner and Fetras, it’s worth coming in to Hampton or any of the Seacoast towns for the day to explore what they have to offer, especially for pizza. “There’s a lot of interesting places off of the beach here,” Fetras said. “Hampton is so much more than just a beach, there’s a lot of natural beauty here. I’m slowly doing a little bit more exploring myself and I think tourists should do the same. We encourage people to come out and give us a try and we’re only a short drive from the beach.”
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rant also features a Martini Tuesday and live music every Tuesday, with bartenders getting creative and featuring new and delicious martini concoctions to the backdrop of live music. The live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Wine Down Wednesdays feature half off bottle prices for any bottles of wine off the menu with an appetizer or pizza. The Community Oven features wines from around New England and California. Thursday evenings are Craft Beer Thursdays; usually a beer representative from a local brewery will come to the Oven and highlight some of the many craft beer selections at the restaurant through tastings and swag giveaways (T-shirts, koozies, concert tickets and more). According to Gardiner, the restaurant features 25 beers on tap including locals like Smuttynose, Blue Lobster Brewing and Nano-Brewery Throwback. Grab a brick oven breakfast pizza on Sundays with brunch being served beginning at 10 a.m., along with bloody marys and mimosas. “The Community Oven is a great place for the family and a great night out on the town as well,” Gardiner said. As far as pizza goes, the Community Oven offers a variety of brick-oven-fired pizzas made from all natural and organic ingredients, according to Gardiner. Pizzas include traditional cheese, sauce and
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Below is a list of some pizza places along the Seacoast. Did we miss any? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tripoli Pizza 418 Route 286, Seabrook, N.H., 603-4747764, 23 Broadway, Salisbury, Mass., 978-465-3846, tripolibakery.com Features: Well-known square pizza and toppings, cannolis and other fresh baked pastries. Cristy’s Pizza 11 Broadway, Salisbury, Mass., 978-462-2640 1 Riverview Terrace, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-4496 Features: Well-known square pizza.
Crossroads Pizza Restaurant and More 6 Merrill St., Salisbury, Mass., 978-4650555, crossroadsfoods.com Features: Fresh pizza, cold cuts, desserts, appetizer trays, fresh salads, entrees, calzone and more. Angelina’s Pizza & Subs 135 Bridge Road, Salisbury, Mass., 978-4629696, angelinassubs.com Features: Online ordering, pizza, pasta, calzones, subs, salads, wraps and more. Pizza features large, thick paned or double decker sizes. The Community Oven 845 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H., 603601-6311, thecommunityoven.com Features: Unique brick oven pizza such as the Big Oven, nightly events such as specials, live music and community nights. All organic and natural ingredients used.
The Flatbread Co. 61 High St., Hampton, N.H., 603-926-6111 138 Congress St., Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-7888 flatbreadcompany.com Features: Old-world wood-fired pizzas made from mostly locally sourced natural and organic ingredients. Made in traditional clay oven and features experimental pizzas specials every week. Zesto’s Pizza 21 High St., Hampton, N.H., 603-929-7200, zestospizza.com Features: Gourmet-style pizza with eat-in and take-out menus. Menu includes pizza, calzones, subs, pasta dinners and more.
M&Y Brick Oven and Pizza Bar 62 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, N.H., 603-379-2675, mybrickovenpizzeria.com Features: Fresh ingredients on variety of unique brick oven pizzas such as the Hangover (mozzarella, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and onion rings). Also features pizza made with white sauce, pasta dinners, calzones, salads, desserts and more. La Spiaggia 215 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-9202 Features: Pizza on the beach, salad, seafood, wraps, subs and more. Lena’s Subs, Seafood and Pizza of Hampton 838 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H., 603926-2505, find them on facebook Features: Signature pizza, loaded subs, dinners, pasta, lobster rolls and fresh desserts.
Greg’s Bistro 445 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0020, gregsbistro.com Features: Formerly Greg’s Pizza. Features pizza, sandwiches, wraps, pasta and seafood dishes. Recently added restaurant and lounge 180 Restaurant and Bar for in-house dining. 180 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, N.H., 603-379-6666, 180restaurantandbar.com Sal’s Pizza Features: Comfortable and relaxing envi189 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603- ronment with specialty pizzas such as the 926-1313, sals-pizza.com Rockingham (white base, caramelized Features: Claims to have the biggest slice of onions, mushrooms, bacon and goat cheese) pizza on the beach. One slice equals approx- and more. Also features appetizers, burgers, imately a quarter of a full large pizza. pasta, entrees, flat breads, salads and more.
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or using an abrasive cleanser certainly can scratch them up, too. But mostly, these lenses die of natural causes: sun and heat. When the lenses get cloudy and yellow, your best bet is to take the car to a shop, where they’ll use professional tools and special chemicals to buff out the yellowed plastic and, in some cases, seal it again. It won’t last as long as the original coating on the lens, but it’ll at least help for a while. There are do-it-yourself products, but those are even shorter-lasting, in our experience. And in the meantime, you’re free to clean the lenses to your heart’s content. But I never would suggest scrubbing them; I’d clean them with a squeegee, like the one you use for your windshield at the gas station. Wipe them with the wet sponge (with 50,000 windshields’ worth of dirt, since the gas station hasn’t changed that water since the Carter administration), and then gently clear them off with the rubber blade on the other side. Or wipe them with a clean, soft cloth. Or get your own squeegee and use mild soap and water — and avoid the prehistoric mud and potentially abrasive grit in the water at the gas station. And if this interest in cleaning things persists, Ronald, your wife wrote to me and asked me to suggest some dishes.
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WHS wrestlers get ready to practice at Hampton Beach. Courtesy photo.
According to Ross, beach wrestling is easier and its rules less complicated than regular wrestling. In formal mat wrestling, wrestlers compete for three periods, where each period is two minutes. There are established weight classes, and the object is to control your opponent to score points or get a pin (which is defined as getting your opponent on his or her back with any part of both shoulders or both shoulder blades of your opponent in contact with the mat for two seconds). When you pin your opponent, the match is over and you are the winner. If nobody gets pinned, the winner is the wrestler who has scored the most points during the match. For beach wrestling, wrestlers compete inside a 23-inch-diameter circle from a standing position only, with no ground wrestling. For one period, the total match is three minutes long at most. Three points wins the match, but with no pins in beach wrestling, it’s just a matter of taking the opponent down to the sand or out of the circle. One point is given for a take-down or push-out, and two points for a takedown with back exposure. For those interested in doing rather than seeing, many wrestling camps and opportunities are sprouting up all over the coast. Larcomb, for instance, recently offered a Riptide Wrestling Camp. Ross recommends joining local wrestling programs like the Seabrook Rec Center Junk Yard Dogs, Exeter Blue Hawks, or Smitty’s Wrestling Barn in Kingston. For those with some experience, the July 31 match is open to all. No headgear or shoes are required; swimsuits or comfortable clothing are fine. Everyone’s
welcome, as the wrestling divisions are for men and women with competitive weight classes, utilizing round robins within each class (instead of brackets), and run the gamut from elementary, middle and high school to adult, veteran and senior. Ross said wrestling is universal because anyone can do it. “Everyone has wrestled around at some point in their childhood. As long as you’re tough and have the desire to win, that’s the key,” she said. She called the sport unique because it’s physically and mentally challenging. “You have to be prepared to make counter moves, not panic, and remain in control,” she said. “You need to be mentally tough to wrestle. Wrestling also teaches lessons that can be carried over into life — [you] work together as a team, yet you are out there on the mat alone for your match and can only depend on yourself and your own hard work.”
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Beach boardwalks, harvest festivals and the movies are all fair game for eating copious amounts of popcorn. But if you want popcorn that’s a little different than the standard fare, Scott Michael Brockelbank might have just the taste you’re looking for: kettle corn. Brockelbank is the owner and operator of Kensington Kettle, which is literally popping up all over the seacoast. According to Brockelbank, it’s his 80-quart stainless steel kettle that makes all the difference in the world when popping corn. The basic ingredients belie the complex taste: popping corn, sugar, salt, canola oil. “I’ve been making the same recipe since my godmother showed me how to do it as a kid. I did it once myself and I was hooked,” Brockelbank said. The flavor is just one of his kettle corn’s benefits. “It’s low on calories, no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors, and it’s vegan. It covers all the ‘frees’: gluten-free, peanut-free, and soy-free,” he said. While the future is brimming with possibilities for flavors and types of popcorn to expand his line, for now his focus is on being a successful college student. “Right now I’m just focusing only on the classic flavor kettle corn because I’m in school full-time and only home on the weekends to make the product, so I’m streamlining with just one thing,” Brockelbank said. Brockelbank is funding his entire UNH education in finance so far through sales from his business. He is, not surprisingly, a member of the Entrepreneur Club, the Investment Group and the Honors College at the Paul College of Business. At 20 years old, he seems to have found his recipe for success.
Scott Michael Brockelbank, owner of Kensington Kettle. Jocelyn Humelsine photos.
“I’ve been making [kettle corn] since I was 8 years old. I’d give bags to my teachers and coaches at Christmas. I was 8 at the time, so I wasn’t thinking, ‘Hey, I’ll start my own business,,” said Brockelbank. But 10 years later, the idea sounded pretty good. “My senior year of high school [at Exeter High], I took all my graduation money to invest in myself,” said Brockelbank.
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He opened up shop in 2014 and quickly earned his business the oldfashioned way — going door to door. “To do well in these things you just have to not be afraid to go out there and embarrass yourself,” he joked. “I never had a hard time starting up. It just took off right away after I went from place to place like a ‘man to man salesman.’” Word of mouth and a delicious, marketable product enabled him to secure shelf space through in-store accounts, such as On the Vine, Marelli’s Market of Hampton, Deep Meadow Variety Café in Exeter, and Hampton Falls
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AT ANI’S BAGEL CAFE If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat for breakfast and sit down and take in the Seacoast atmosphere, Ani’s Bagel Cafe (12 Hampton Road, Exeter, N.H., 603-580-5363, anisbagelcafe.com) has a spot for you. The Scene spoke with owner Ani Georgieva-Petrov about making bagels and running a cafe on the coast.
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How long has Ani’s been in business on the Seacoast? We have been open about two years now. We opened back in October of 2014. What do you think makes Ani’s unique? We make our own bagels. We bake them as we go. I think we’re the only bagel shop that does that. Everybody else tends to buy them from other companies. We also have other items, such as a different variety of espresso drinks. We offer pastries, sandwiches, and everything is made by me. We’re more of a cafe-type bagel shop as well. Most places, you get your bagel and go, but we’re more like a sit-down place, and we have a great atmosphere. We’re located at Churchill’s Gardens in Exeter, so we are surrounded by beautiful flowers. It’s a unique environment.
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What is your personal favorite item at Ani’s? My chicken salad is one of my most popular sandwiches and I’m very proud of it. It’s super delicious. For a bagel, I would have to say our Focaccia made with olive cremento cream cheese. People also love our jalapeno bagels.
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have a special type that we do seasonally as well. We can experiment with different sandwiches too. There are six sandwiches always on the menu, then we have a special of the day, week or month sandwich. We play with food all the time.
What is an essential skill when running a store such as Ani’s? To be a people person, definitely, and to love food and to love coffee. You need to have tons of humor as well; otherwise you can’t really survive it.
What celebrity would you like to come into your store? Myself — I was an actress once. Just kidding! We actually get a couple already, such as Stephen King’s son and author Joe King [pen name Joe Hill] comes in quite often and he’s wonderful. As an actor, I would have to say Robert DeNiro or Morgan Freeman.
What is your favorite thing about being located in Exeter? I love Exeter. I just love the community here in Exeter and how close they are. Everybody knows everybody. All the kids know each other. It’s such a close community, which I just love to be apart of. — Vinny Manfrate
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One area of the wine business I am always interested in is consumer behavior. How do customers shop for wine, and how do winemakers make their products more appealing? Some winemakers choose to be part of the mix of wines in the aisles of stores, while others choose to sell their products in select shops or just at the winery. Since I am taking a short break from drinking wine to complete a clean eating challenge through my gym, I turned to my Facebook friends to get their feedback on how they shop for wine. I also asked them if they had a favorite, and if so, how they discovered it, or how they discover new wines in general. I compared their responses to the WineBusiness.com 2015 American Wine Consumer Preference Survey. This survey was conducted for the second time in May 2015 and included 1,072 American wine consumers with all 50 states included. In the sample, 59 percent were women and 41 percent were men. The age groups were fairly evenly spread out across the board. Of the entire group, 56 percent said they “consume wine daily or several times per week” — these were called “High Frequency Wine Drinkers.” The other 44 percent were “Occasional Drinkers.” When it came to wine purchase decisions, 72 percent of those surveyed said price was most important, followed by brand at 67 percent. Varietal was next, with only 36 percent, followed by country at 35 percent. They most commonly purchased wine from a liquor store, followed by the grocery store, warehouse/discount store and then a winery tasting room. I wanted to see what some real people that I know personally had to say and asked them on Facebook. Overall, the most common responses were price and label, followed closely by mood (red or white): “I usually start with the grape I want (pretty much always reds), and I will shop by location since I tend to like what’s coming out of California, France and Spain. After that, I really appreciate a vineyard that uses some creativity — in their wine, their story, their label. I’d be lying if I said that price didn’t matter. Usually I can find something great for a decent price, and I’ve learned to never ignore sales. When a $50 petite syrah or pinot are available for under $30, it’s usually an experience worth paying for.” — Rob Other responses that mentioned wine labels: “Definitely by the label … but only reds
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will do. Barefoot Merlot is my regular buy, but anything with a quirky label is “tested:” Red Truck, Happy Camper, and don’t forget ‘House Wine.’” — Amy “Typically where they are from and then coolest label.” — Susan “1. Kind of wine, 2. Label (mostly because I’m fairly novice and pretty pictures sell), 3. Price.” — Andrie “I won’t lie, when I’m in the liquor store I look for a cool label. When I’m in a restaurant I just take a chance.” — Carol “After trying all sorts of reds, Sarah and I shop now by kind (malbec). When we finally discovered malbec, we just tried several different kinds of them — usually by the most classy-looking or intriguing-looking label artwork that also didn’t break the bank. Elena Bodega de Mendoza became our favorite. Barefoot’s Malbec is also pretty good on any old day.” — Eric “I have to admit I first judge a wine by the label artwork; however, it is more important to me that the label includes a description of the taste, written in a way that I, a wine lover, not a wine expert, can understand.” — Lindsay Other responses included a specific wine or varietal (Bota Box, chardonnay, wine from New Zealand or Rhode Island) and of course a couple humorous responses like Carlo Rossi (thanks, Eric) and whatever is being poured (Alex). Overall, most people discovered what they liked by going to tastings, trying friends’ wine or by recommendation, or just taking a chance on something through trial and error. And like my friend Nick said, “While I like to go with what I know should be good, I am willing to take a calculated risk to try something new. After all, how much worse is a bad glass of wine than no glass of wine?” I agree.
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The Lane Memorial Library (2 Academy Avenue, Hampton, N.H., 603926-3368, hampton.lib.nh.us) will be wrapping its summer reading program in a big way with a party on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Centre School field (53 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, N.H.). Attendees will join the library staff for a free evening of lawn games, music, life-size pac-man, light refreshments, a photo board, a kona ice cream truck and more to celebrate the end of the library’s reading program. “It’s something that we do every year,” said Stacy Mazur of the Lane Memorial Library. “We just like to give the kids that signed up one big last chance to celebrate all of the awesome reading that they’ve been doing all summer.” The celebration will feature giveaways and prizes for all levels of summer reading programs from children to adults. Fitbits, gift cards and themed buckets of books and small prizes will be given away throughout the event. “It’s a good opportunity for us to hand out all the prizes that are won throughout the program,” Mazur said. Collaborating with Friends of the Lane Library, the library is able to offer this event free of charge to reading program participants. Using the Centre School field enables the library staff and volunteers to borrow hula hoops, cornhole boards, bouncy balls and more from the Centre School’s gym. The field also gives the freedom for families to bring a picnic
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if they’d like. According to Mazur, celebrations and events like this help greatly with motivating children and teens alike to take part in summer reading and to discover new books in general. “We want to get kids into the library,” she said. “When they come for events, they will be here and thinking about books. They go to an event and then immediately check out the teen area or the children’s area and then come out with a stack of books.” Mazur said that summer reading programs help prevent what Scholastic calls the “summer slide” in children and teens.
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The Hampton Falls Free Library (7 Drinkwater Road, Hampton Falls, N.H., 603-926-3682, hamptonfallslibrary.org) will be giving away prizes via a raffle drawing on Friday, Aug. 26, for the adult summer reading program. Participants have earned raffle tickets from each book they have read and the theme for the prizes will be “exercise your mind.” The library will also be hosting an introduction to yoga for adults on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. as part of the summer reading program. The North Hampton Public Library (237A Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton, N.H., 603-964-6326, nhplib.org) will host its summer reading program wrap-up party on Friday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call or visit the library’s website for more information.
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The Seabrook Library (25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook, N.H., 603-474-2044, sealib.org) will be hosting their summer reading program wrap-up on Thursday, Aug.. 4, with a read-a-thon beginning at 10 a.m. and the program finale at 5 p.m. Call or visit the Seabrook Library website for more information. The Rye Public Library (581 Washington Road, Rye, N.H., 603-964-8401, ryepubliclibrary.org) will be celebrating the end of their summer reading program on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with the Hampstead Stage Company. The Hampstead Stage Company will be putting on a performance of Aladdin to celebrate the end of the summer reading program. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up is required to take part in the show; visit or contact the library to sign up.
It’s recommended that teens read at least four books over the course of the summer to keep their minds in learning mode. Then, once they get back to school, they will be ready to start right back up where they ended the previous year. “I love reading, so I just want to promote how books basically give you the ability to entertain yourself without electronics,” Mazur said. “It’s all in your mind, in your imagination. It’s entertainment that you can take anywhere with you.”
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The Summer before the War is the follow-up to Helen Simonson’s bestseller Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. In its essence Summer is a story of love in 1914 England, on the brink of World War I. Young Beatrice arrives in the coastal town of Rye to serve as a Latin teacher there, the first woman ever to do so. Beatrice is young. She is a freethinker and she is more concerned about working for her keep (her father died leaving her penniless) than she is about adhering to ridiculous and outdated blue blood protocol. And yet that is exactly what is expected of her. She gains employment in a tiny town that has never changed and more importantly does not want to change. Not surprisingly Beatrice is met with resistance by the “old guard” while at the same time she is welcomed by the young thinkers. Enter the cultural equalizer of war and we begin to see families torn apart, a love that stretches across classes, and the old ways being challenged and replaced with a more modern way of thinking. There’s a love interest (of course) and there’s outrage (along with a certain amount of humor) at having to make change. Summer is fairly predictable except that Simonson manages to tell the story using superb writing skills. She regales us with a story of lives changing while including a huge dash of civility and even empathy for those left behind. It’s not easy to change even though you must — it’s all so poignant. Summer is the perfect story to read when there’s a lovely breeze on your back porch and you have minted iced tea and mini scones by your side. Filled with historical facts, developed characters and, of course, detailed descriptions of the English countryside, Summer acts as a salve to anyone’s anguish at the ending of Downton Abbey. But don’t think that this book is simply a summer soap-opera romance. Helen
Simonson writes with a lyricism that propels the story forward. Just take a look at this passage: “I think I would like to go home now,” said Beatrice faintly, the pleasures and potential pleasures of the conjured afternoon falling away like so many blowing ashes. As she allowed Hugh to lead her away, she gathered up a few thoughts of the lovelier parts of the afternoon and stowed them away in the back of her mind, where they might remind her at some future date that lovely afternoons do not survive the chill of dusk.” Haunting, elegant and intelligent writing. There are parties, clothing, teas and the grandeur of the elite in early 20-century England. Exactly the kinds of details that some of us just can’t get enough of. Like a long walk in the woods, Summer rambles here and there. It takes its time, but it never cheats us with anything less than storytelling brilliance. A — Wendy E. N. Thomas
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The Dover Public Library (73 Locust St., Dover, N.H.) will be celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will pass through Platform 9¾, be sorted into their houses, take magical classes, eat snacks in the Great Hall, play a game of Quidditch and more. Visit the Dover Public Library page at dover.nh.gov or call 603-516-6050. The Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter, N.H., 603-778-9731, waterstreetbooks.com) will host a midnight release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Saturday, July 30, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The bookstore will offer games, trivia, refreshments and more as everyone waits for the next Harry Potter story to be released. Call or visit the Water Street Bookstore website for more information. Diana Nyad will be at the Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth, N.H., 603436-2400, themusichall.org) on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m., with her book, Find a Way. Nyad shares her extraordinary and heroic adventures as a professional swimmer. Tickets cost $31 and include reserved seat, copy of the book, bar beverage, author presentation, meet and greet, Q&A session and book signing. Call or visit the Music Hall website to purchase tickets.
from Massachusetts who uses cut paper silhouettes, evoking complex natural interwoven patterns, to create site-specific installations. From Saturday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 27, The Seacoast Artist Association (130 Water St., Exeter, N.H., 603-778-8856, seacoastartist. org) will display the theme show “Along the Coast,” in which artists capture images of the rugged, rocky seacoast during the summer via salty marshes, beach goers, lobsters, fishermen or more. Theme shows are open to member and nonmember submissions. All work must be framed in a professional manner. For Seacoast Artist Association members, the fee is $10 per piece for up to two pieces; for $nonmembers it’s $20. Pieces larger than 16”x20” through 24”x30” count as two pieces. Submissions will accepted on Saturday, July 30. A reception for the show will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. Visit the Seacoast Artist Association website for more information. The Hampton Arts Network has opened an Art Gallery and Gift Shop in the Oceanside Mall (367 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H.) that features HAN artists selling and displaying original works of art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sweaters, rugs and more. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Through Saturday, July 30, the 3S Artspace Gallery (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, N.H., 603-766-3330, 3sarts.org) will host Kim Bernard and Randal Thurston. Bernard is a Mainebased artist who uses mathematics, sculpture, installation and encaustic works to create kinetic art. Thurston is an artist
Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, N.H.) is hosting Disney’s The Little Mermaid through Sunday, Aug. 21. Showtimes will be Thursday and Sunday at 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. There will also be matinees presented throughout the season on a variety of dates. This
stage play is based on the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney animated film of the same name. The play will be performed on the Wilcox Industries Main Stage. All Prescott Park Art Festival offerings are free of charge with a suggested donation of $8 to $10. You can reserve a table or blanket or order a pizza to the show. Visit prescottpark.org for more information. The Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-8123, playersring.org) will be putting on a production of Late Night Series: Waiting for Jack presented by Gullinbursti Productions, from Friday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 7. Set two days before the 1960 presidential election, the play follows WWII veteran Joe Sullivan and his younger brother Skip as they await the arrival of Senator Kennedy. When a young woman joins them, their night takes an unexpected turn. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and members. Visit the Players’ Ring website for showtimes and to purchase tickets. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth, N.H., 603-433-4472, seacoastrep.org) will be putting on a production of Little Women from Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 28. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experiences growing up in America during the Civil War. The show runs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices depend on showtime, date and seat location. Call or visit the Seacoast Repertory Theatre website to purchase tickets.
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L.A. Woman Seacoast welcomes Best Coast By Michael Witthaus
As the name suggests, Best Coast has a serious affinity for its home state. “We’ve got the ocean, got the babes, got the sun, we’ve got the waves, this is the only place for me,” Bethany Cosentino sings on one of their many buoyant songs. Cosentino had the words “California Dreamin’” tattooed on her right arm during the band’s first tour, after a huge storm marked by tornado warnings threatened to cancel a show in Columbus, Ohio. “I was so freaked out and missing home; our old drummer and I decided, let’s just go get tattoos,” Cosentino said by phone recently. “She got a pumpkin to signify the fall; mine signified the fact that I am happy we come from somewhere where we don’t have tornadoes.” Cosentino started Best Coast after a forlorn attempt at living in New York ended in 2009. Once back in Los Angeles, she dialed up teenage pal Bobb Bruno and pitched her idea for a band that exuded both vintage pop and the grittier aspects of SoCal life. “I thought … who had the knowledge of this music and was someone I really like being around? Bobb was that person,” she said. “I reached out to him and the story unfolded from there.” The two shared a love for a wide spectrum of music, from Beach Boys to Best Coast w/ Stargazer Lilies When: Monday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth Tickets: $25 at 3sartspace.org
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Cocteau Twins, though Bruno doesn’t fit the popster image. “He looks like a guy that would only listen to metal.” Cosentino said. “But he’s basically an encyclopedia; I can say to him, ‘Hey, I want something to sound like if the Ronettes and the Vaselines had a baby,’ and he knows what that means.” Lesley Gore is a key influence — Cosentino told one writer that the 1960s singer was the reason she started the group. The 2015 album California Nights is named for one of her favorite Gore songs. In an eerie twist, Gore died just as the album was named. “It was like a weird cosmic thing from the universe,” Cosentino said. The title track and its namesake are dis-
similar, however. Best Coast’s “California Nights” sounds like a hookup between Brian Wilson and Neko Case while Dark Side of the Moon plays on vinyl in the background. It’s also a cautious celebration: “I never want to get so high that I can’t come back down to real life,” Cosentino sings. “One of the main inspirations of the record was to touch upon the light and dark aspects of L.A. as a place, because I feel like when you live here you see that it’s not all sunshine, palm trees and beautiful people,” Cosentino said. Best Coast deftly balances the E! Network version with the L.A. reflected by Eve Babitz or Tom Waits. The title cut is a showcase for Bruno, a multi-instrumentalist who collects gui-
tar pedals like Pokemon pocket monsters, as well as an evocation of their home’s ambiguity. “I think that song ... taps into California and what it means to people that don’t live here,” she said. “Then it uses some of the darkness that exists here to make this swirling, moody anthem — a lot of people sort of pick up on the vibe.” Plans to work with Butch Walker on the new album never got off the ground. “Butch is an amazing producer and songwriter, an overall great guy, but the vibe just didn’t really feel right at the time,” Cosentino said. “One of the really cool things about being in a creative industry is that you can say, ‘This doesn’t feel right’ … and part on good terms. Butch and I still talk, are still friends and we support one another. We just didn’t feel it was a good fit at the time.” The industry has a harsher side, particularly for women. Cosentino got into the fray earlier this year when she wrote a piece for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter about sexism and misogyny in the music business. In May, she appeared on The Daily Show to discuss the piece. “I’ve always been a very outspoken person, and felt like it was my civic duty as a person with a voice to just say, ‘Hey, this is an issue we should be talking about,’” she said. “It’s not fair that women are being treated differently, not just in this industry but in the world in general.” Cosentino said the response to her stance has been heartening. “It’s nice to know that I’m looked at as this big voice, that’s in turn allowed other women out there to stand up for themselves to be strong and empowered,” she said.
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The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at the Blue Ocean Music Hall (4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, Mass., 978-4625888, blueoceanhall.com) on Thursday, July 28, at 8 p.m. Reserved seating costs from $39.50 to $55.50. The band will perform from their catalog of hits such as “Heard it in a Love Song,” “Fire on the Mountain” and “Can’t You See.” The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the day on Thursday, July 28. Ross McGinnes will perform from
12:30 to 4 p.m., Steve Tolley will perform from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Ray Zerkle will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Burt Keirstead will perform at the Savory Square Bistro (32 Depot Square, Hampton, N.H., 603-926-2202, savorysquarebistro.com) on Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Keirstead is a Seacoast singer and accomplished guitar player who plays a wide range of songs that you may not have heard in a while. TruTV Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour starring the Tenderloins will be at
the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-4100, casinoballroom.com) on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The shows are a mix of stand-up, never before seen videos, insights and stories. Tickets cost $75 for gold, $54 for reserved and $35 for general admission. Steve Sibulkin will perform at CR’s The Restaurant (287 Exeter Road, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-7972, crstherestaurant.com) on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. CR’s live music nights feature artists perform-
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ing piano, acoustic, solo or duos every week on Thursdays and Fridays. The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the day on Friday, July 29. Ross McGinnes will perform from 12:30 to 4 p.m., Doug Mitchell will perform from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Jimmy and Marcelle will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Joel Cage will perform at Savory Square Bistro (32 Depot Square, Hampton, N.H., 603926-2202, savorysquarebistro. com) on Friday, July 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. Joel Cage is a Boston singer-songwriter and a regular at Savory Square Bistro as well as around the region. The Rico Barr Duo will perform at CR’s The Restaurant (287 Exeter Road, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-7972, crstherestaurant.com) on Friday, July 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. CR’s live music nights feature artists performing piano, acoustic, solo or duos every week on Thursdays and Fridays. The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the day on Saturday, July 30. Leo Ganley will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. and Steve Tolley will perform from 6 p.m. to midnight. The Carl Reppucci Jazz Trio will perform at Savory Square Bistro (32 Depot Square, Hampton, N.H., 603-926-2202, savorysquarebistro.com) on Saturday, July 30, from 8 to
11 p.m. Carl Reppucci is a jazz pianist and New England native who has played for big bands and musicals and has recorded music for the upcoming Disney film The Finest Hours. The Blue Ocean Music Hall (4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, Mass., 978-462-5888, blueoceanhall.com) will host the Legends Live On! Tour featuring the legacies of classic blues musicians on Saturday, July 30, at 8 p.m. Reserved seating costs from $25.50 to $29.50. The lineup includes Michael Allman (son of Gregg Allman), Jeff Pitchell, Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, Claudette King (daughter of B.B. King) and Sheila Raye Charles (daughter of Ray Charles). Steel Panther will be at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-4100, casinoballroom.com) on Sunday, July 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $23 in advance and $28 the day of the show. Steel Panther are a glam hair-metal band from California who will be bringing their popular rock songs to the Casino Ballroom stage. The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the day on Sunday, July 31. Ray Zerkle will perform from 1 to 7:30 p.m. and there will be a dueling piano show from 8 to 11 p.m. The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the
day on Monday, Aug. 1. Ray Zerkle will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. and Tim Theriault will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the day on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Leo and Co will perform from 12:30 to 4 p.m., Michael Mazola will perform from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Ricky Lauria will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The Sea Ketch (127 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603926-0324, seaketch.com) will have live music throughout the day on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Leo and Co will perform from 12:30 to 4 p.m., Leo Ganley will perform from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and JD Ingalls will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Joe Irish will perform at the Savory Square Bistro (32 Depot Square, Hampton, N.H., 603926-2202, savorysquarebistro. com) on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Irish performs past and present-day hits along with blues, jazz and reggae. George Thorogood and the Destroyers will perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, N.H., 603-929-4100, casinoballroom.com) on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets will cost $50 for gold, $36 for reserved and $29 for general admission. As part of the Badder Than Ever Tour, the band will be on the ballroom stage perform hits like “Bad to the Bone” and “Move it on Over.”
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NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
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The power of prayer
A 28-year-old woman, unnamed in news reports, veered off the road and into a house in the Florida panhandle town of Mary Esther on July 7. She apparently was free of drug or alcohol influence, but readily explained to police that she must have gone through a stop sign and left the road when she closed her eyes to pray as she drove. (The house was damaged, but no one was injured.)
• The Transportation Security Administration announced in May that it had collected $765,000 in loose change left behind in airport scanner trays during 2015, an average “haul” for the agency of $2,100 a day (numbers assuming, of course, that TSA personnel turn in all of the money they find). Los Angeles and Miami airports contributed $106,000 of the total. • Scientists at the University of Cambridge, writing in May in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, claimed to have figured out how to construct a “motor” a “million times” smaller than an ant. (It apparently involves lasers, gold particles and “van der Waals forces,” and the object is to bind the gold particles and then cause them to automatically “snap” apart with, according to author Jeremy Baumberg, “10 to a hundred times
more force per unit than any known other machine.”) • CEO Michael Pearson told a Senate committee in April that he regrets the business model he instituted in 2015 for Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the one that, for example, allowed a drug (Cuprimine) that treats liver failure and formerly cost a typical user out-of-pocket about $3 a pill (120 per month, $366) to, overnight, cost the user $15 a pill. (The insurance company’s and Medicare’s cost went overnight from about $5,000 per 100 tablets to $26,000.) (A Deutsche Bank analysis of the industry tallied Valeant’s all-drug average price spike at more than five times the average of any competitor’s.) Pearson told the senators he had no idea that such a pricing strategy would turn out to be so controversial. • Mark Herron, 49, of Sunderland, England, was arrested again in May his 448th arrest on alcohol-related charges. The year started “well” for Herron, with only 14 collars through March, and he cleaned up briefly before a “family bereavement” sent him spiraling downward again. His current lawyer admitted that his client has been in court more often than he himself has. • Austrian Hans Heiland vowed in June to assist a needy family in Oberholz by donating to a charity fundraiser sponsored by the local fire department. He has been collecting bottle tops through the years
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the equivalent of 8 U.S. cents per post of “news” for the purpose of distracting social-media users and channeling them to subjects preferred by the government (such as successes of the Communist Party). • The family of a Virginia Tech student missing since 1998 was notified in March that the man’s remains and ID had been found in a wooded ravine 700 feet below the New River Gorge bridge near Beckley, West Virginia in an area the man’s vehicle tracker had long identified for potential searching. A West Virginia State Police sergeant told reporters that in the years since the student disappeared, the remains of 48 other bodies had been found underneath the bridge.
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New Mexico is an “open carry” state, with otherwise-law-abiding adults authorized to display loaded handguns in public. However, in the town of Vaughn (pop. 500, about 90 miles east of Albuquerque), perhaps the only people not legally able to carry are the town’s two police officers. A June (2012) KOB-TV report revealed that Chief Ernest Armijo had been convicted in 2011 of criminal non-support of a wife and two sons, and was barred from possessing a gun. Deputy Brian Bernal has his own domestic issue: a conviction for family violence that bans him, under federal law, from carrying. (A month after the News of the Weird story, both men resigned, leaving the town’s police dog the only active “officer.”) Visit weirduniverse.net.
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