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10:12 am
Fri October 4, 2013

NH This Weekend: Wine & Efficiency

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz talks with us about Barrel Tasting Weekend in the Lakes Region, and the Green Buildings Open House taking place around the state.

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6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

NH This Weekend: (Free) Museum Day

A view of the NH Boat Museum
Credit courtesy photo

Saturday September 28th is the 9th annual Museum Day Live around the country. Here in New Hampshire, no fewer than 15 museums and cultural institutions will offer free admission for the day. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some of the details.

Find  a participating museum at the Smithsonian website.

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6:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

NH This Weekend: Baklava & Kilts

When does a church feed a virtual city of people? When do men (and women) in kilts toss telephone polls for fun and sport?   This weekend, apparently.  Here to explain why is Hippo Editor Amy Diaz.

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11:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

New Mix: Beck, Best Coast, Joanna Gruesome, More

Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 7:05 pm

On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a brand new song from Beck. The new cut, called "Gimme," is the third single he's released since June and by far the strangest (i.e., best) of the bunch. None of the songs will be on the new full-length record Beck hopes to release before the end of the year.

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6:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

NH This Weekend: Coffee & Garlic

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz says this is a weekend of strong flavors in the Granite State. She has details about the New Hampshire Coffee Festival in Laconia, and Garlic Day in Canterbury.

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Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema'

Credit Courtesy Kingdomcounty.org

When people talk about shopping local, they’re usually referring to buying food, books, and other goods and services  from a regional supplier as opposed to buying online or from big box store.

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5:42 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Children's Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is hosting their first annual Maker Faire on Saturday in Dover. 

Maker Faires are popping up all over the world: from Nigeria to Abu Dabi to San Francisco and now, Dover, NH.  That's thanks to Make, the Do-It-Yourself magazine and banner of the DIY movement.

Heidi Duncanson of the Children’s Museum says this fair features adults and teens who make just about anything: from rockets to robots, to earrings:

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6:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

NH This Weekend: Food Festivals

In this week’s edition of The Hippo, one story begins like this: Have brunch from El Salvador, followed by a Middle Eastern snack, dinner from Thailand, and New England peach pie for dessert.

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2:49 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Audio Orchard For August

1. Dr. Dog “Heavy Light”

August 9, KahBang Festival, Bangor, ME

2. Abigail Washburn “City of Refuge”

August 20, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH with Bela Fleck

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12:52 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

N.H. Ukeladies Bring Hawaiian Shirts, Plenty Of Joy To Manchester Seniors

Kate Boisvert, left, sings as the Ukeladies perform a song at the Hanover Hill nursing home in Manchester.
Michael Brindley NHPR

While the ukulele has grown in popularity of late, a group based out of Manchester brings a unique twist to the instrument.

The New Hampshire Ukeladies is an all-female group of performers with a shared passion for the miniature member of the guitar family.

They come from all walks of life and different parts of the Granite State.

They meet weekly to rehearse, but they also perform, and when they do, they’re decked out in Hawaiian shirts and sharing a lot of laughs.

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6:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

NH this Weekend: Days of Markets & Fairs

There are two multi-day events going on right now on New Hampshire; both feature plenty of food and entertainment. Amy Diaz, Editor of the Hippo has the beat on Market Days in downtown Concord, and the Stratham Fair.

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6:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

NH This Weekend: Fish N' Kids

Carly Gendell as Annie
Credit Ron St. Jean

It’s high summer, and that means getting outdoors with the kids. Amy Diaz, Editor for the Hippo has suggestions for family fun this weekend, including the Summer Fun Fishing Derby and a production of ‘Annie’ at Prescott Park.

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7:00 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event

Credit Leslie Jones / Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

For more than 30 years, Robert Frost’s old home in Franconia has celebrated the poet on the first Sunday of July.  The Frost Place’s Executive Director Maudelle Driskell says the annual event draws a variety of visitors.

“And it’s everybody from people, just [from] the local area--they want to come out and listen to the readings and see the Frost Place--to people that specifically come up to hear readings on Frost Day, and tourists that are traveling through," Driskell says.  "This year, we hope that we’ll have more families.”

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10:46 am
Wed July 3, 2013

The Audio Orchard For July (Portsmouth Edition)

1.The Relatives, It’s Coming Up Again

July 14, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

2.The Defibulators, Let Me See That Ponytail Run

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6:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

NH this Weekend: Castles & Rockets

It’s  the first weekend of summer and it looks as if the weather is going along with the concept.  Hippo Editor Amy Diaz is here to highlight two events to get us outside and enjoying the season.

Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach

Kearsarge Area Rocket Society June Launch

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