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Brew News Mashup: Summertime, and the brews are fruity, juicy and tropical

Thirsty, traveler? Squeeze some of these fruity, juicy, tropical beers fresh from the tap handle. With lemon shandies, juicy IPAs and hurricane-inspired sours, you just might survive this summer. Lithermans Some tropical vibes are coming from Lithermans Limited Brewery in Concord with Almost Anything Goes Volume 2 (6 percent), a Mai Tai-inspired sour ale brewed …

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The secret origins of Double Midnight Comics 

Looking back over the past two decades, many a capes fan or card gamer might wonder at the comic shop’s storied past, shrouded, until now, in mystery. How did this hugely successful store, gaming venue and convention organizer come to exist? Where did it get its name? And what are the cosmic forces from which it derives its superpowers? 

Antiques on Elm celebrate 10-year anniversary

Business has been thriving over the past decade and vendors have had their best years of sales since the start of the COVID pandemic.

Art exhibit, activities kick-off to celebrate Father of Video Games’ 100th birthday

Starting this weekend, the SEE Science Center in Manchester is hosting a number of workshop activities and opening of a new art exhibit to celebrate the legacy of Ralph Baer, the German-immigrant-turned-New-Hampshire-inventor who created the first home video game systems among many other things.

Salem’s Great Yeti Quest concludes with a roar

Chamber President Donna Morris came up with the Great Yeti Quest; an interactive, two-week event that incentivized residents to visit up to 46 participating businesses in the hopes of winning raffle prizes in exchange for posting photos with a 7-foot plastic yeti print. 

Want to help local organic dairy farms survive? Look for this logo

A new collaboration to support family organic farms in the Northeast has signed on its first formal retail partner Friday: the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, a federation of more than 40 food co-ops across the Northeast.

Derry Salvation Army to be evicted by end of May

The search for a new building to headquarter the Salvation Army of Greater Derry is down to the wire. Only four months remain until the organization that serves hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people and families finds itself essentially homeless.

Londonderry couple to open cafe catering to parents of young kids

Young families with small children have a hard time finding places to go where they feel comfortable, safe and able to have fun. And more than ever, they’re getting cooped up in their houses.  This spring there may be a solution for southern New Hampshire: The Nest Family Cafe. 

Eric Spofford sells Granite Recovery Centers 13 years after starting the company

When Eric Spofford stepped down as CEO of Granite Recovery Centers and served as executive chairman in March, he also resolved to put the substance use disorder treatment company on the market and find a buyer. On Tuesday, he signed a deal making the sale official for an undisclosed price.