Lil’ campers
Time to sign up the kids for summer fun
By Sarah LaPlante • slaplante@hippopress.com

Some kids can barely wait to get back to their favorite summer camp.

Camp is where lifelong friendships are made, where kids can play outside and learn cool things without the pressures of school or even home.

If you’re enrolling your child in summer camp this year for the first time, get ready to shop around. Many New Hampshire summer camps are small, with low camper-to-counselor ratios, allowing campers to lots of attention and support from counselors. Some camps put priority on placing repeat campers in their programs first.

People: The art of changing lives
By Brian Early bearly@hippopress.com

Meryl Levin is a freelance journalist and adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University. She is a guest curator at SNHU’s McIninch Art Gallery for “The Art of Politics: Documenting Social Change,” an exhibit in which photographers from the Concord Monitor display photos capturing the lives of ordinary citizens. There is a student exhibit at the New Hampshire Institute of Art at Fuller Hall showcasing similar work by students at SNHU and NHIA. The show runs through Feb. 14. For times, check out www.snhu.edu/7163.asp.

Theater: NH Theatre Awards' sixth year
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

I’m not talking about the awards competition itself, but rather an ingenious idea to put two different casts of Urinetown on stage together as one of the performances interspersed among trophy presentations at the sixth annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards, Saturday, Feb. 2, at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

Food: Romantic dinner for two
By Linda A. Odum food@hippopress.com

To romance your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day, many area restaurants will have special dinner menus for that evening.

Longshots: A giant win leaves Patriots fans feeling blue
by Dave Long

I now know what it must have felt like for Notre Dame after it came back from oblivion to the brink of an undefeated season in 1964 only to see USC snatch it away in the fourth quarter of the final game. No, I’m not here to give Pete Tarrier another pre-1993 sports history lesson; just saying I feel their pain, after having the same thing happen to the Patriots on Sunday. I’ve got so much to say, but so little space, so I’ll just do it with random thoughts on a great, but not perfect, football season.

Techie: Yahoo! It's Microsoft!
By John “jaQ” Andrews  jandrews@hippopress.com

On Feb. 1, Microsoft announced to the world that it had just offered nearly $45 billion to buy Yahoo!

(No, I’m not that excited about this news. The exclamation point, whether I like it or not — and I don’t — is part of Yahoo!’s name. See, right there, an apostrophe right after an exclamation point? Horrid. Still, it’s their name, and I’ll respect that, however begrudgingly. Anyway.)

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