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Do, See, Taste

Kittery, Maine, is no longer gritty, but a happening place these days

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The crowd waiting for a table at Black Birch restaurant in Kittery, Maine, spills out onto the street on a warm summer evening. Men in plaid shirts – the kind worn by hipsters, not lumberjacks – and artfully tattooed women mix with folks in more conventional garb, including khakis, polo shirts and pastel skirts. Inside, those lucky enough to snag … 0

For the home: By-and-by, you’ll regret buy-and-buy

Sunday, July 13, 2014

As a professional organizer, I am constantly reminded of what happens when people buy too much stuff without first thinking through what they’re buying. Initially, … 0

Bhutanese refugee connects with Nepali speakers worldwide through ConcordTV program

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When ConcordTV producer Josh Hardy asked for a sound check Thursday morning, Tilak Niroula’s response was mumbled and shy. “Everything is fine,” he said, speaking … 0

Review: New Neil Armstrong book glides, not soars

Saturday, July 12, 2014

This is not a definitive biography of the man who first walked on the moon. It’s not even authorized by his family, whatever that means. But it certainly should be. There’s not a negative word about America’s space … 0

How Richard Linklater made me a better film critic

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Watching Richard Linklater’s Boyhood at a preview screening recently, I felt that familiar burning in the back of my throat, the stinging in the eyes: I was choking up. Nothing terribly heartbreaking was happening on screen: Boyhood, a … 0

The Insiders: Check out the Contoocook River with the Penacook Historical Society

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It’s a Saturday in July so naturally you’re looking for something to do outside. That’s unless you hate beautiful weather and in that case we’ve got nothing for you except a recommendation to crank the air conditioner to … 0

PHOTOS: Into the ’60s with ‘Hairspray’ at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord

Friday, July 11, 2014

At their dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon, just hours before their first performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts, the young cast of the production of Hairspray showed how they went back five decades. The Broadway musical … 0

DO THIS: Ceramics, folk-rock and ‘Hairspray’ on the bill

Friday, July 11, 2014

Last week’s barrage of rain may have delayed fireworks and dampened holiday weekend festivities, but there’s nothing stopping you from getting out this week and enjoying some of these fabulous events: The Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden recently … 0

’Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Friday, July 11, 2014

The fantasy saga Game of Thrones, defying the Emmy Awards’s grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced yesterday with 19 bids, including best drama series. The meth kingpin drama Breaking Bad was … 0

The Insiders: It’s time to learn how to solve cases like the people on CSI

Friday, July 11, 2014

At one time or another, we’ve all gotten sucked into a marathon of CSI. Don’t try to deny it because that would be like saying you’ve never eaten straight out of the ice cream container. It’s just not true, although put together they would make for one great … 0

Day trip Pittsburg

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The best way to visit Pittsburg is to go fully armed with information. Luckily for all of us, the Town of Pittsburg has a robust website loaded with I-gotta-see-that-myself images of moose, fish, woodland and lakeside scenery and … 1

Suncook: A SPECIAL PLACE

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last year, a new musical creative arts center opened in a small brick building right along the Suncook River. It’s called Dreamsicle, and if you love eclectic soulful music, have a taste for something different, and want to … 0

Stoll enjoys ‘The Strain’ of series

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This looks dire. An airliner has landed in New York with everyone onboard apparently dead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hard-charging troubleshooter, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, is summoned to investigate. A suspicious-looking crate the plane was carrying … 0