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Open for business
Even in a tough economic climate, people are striking out on their own
By Hippo Staff

While experts proclaim the Great Recession technically over (maybe), this is still a time of much economic uncertainty.

Jobs, home prices, consumer spending — many people find more to worry about than to cheer about when considering their financial futures. It would seem an unlikely time to take a big risk and start something new. But plenty of newly minted small business owners have done just that.

THEATER: Letter from backstage
New grad and Nashua native Lauren Duffy finds professional theater experience in NH
By Lauren Duffy

Lauren Duffy is a Nashua native and a 2009 graduate of Keene State College with a BFA in studio arts. Duffy apprenticed for mask-maker Agostino Dessi in Florence, Italy, in 2007, and she was the artistic director of student film Selection in 2009. She is pursuing a career in design for theater and film. She wrote this about her summer experience at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth.

About five months ago I met Bob Shea at the New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Interviews, and I had no idea what I was getting into. He’s the producing artistic director for The Barnstormers Theatre (and directs the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester during the school year).


LONGSHOTS: Sixty-one years later and Ruth’s still in the conversation
by Dave Long

This week’s edition comes out a few days after Aug. 16, which is the 61st anniversary of the day Babe Ruth died of cancer in New York. That he’s still in the baseball conversation 61 years after he died and 74 seasons since he last played in the majors is pretty remarkable. 

FOOD: Feast Day for all
Assumption holds its annual festival of Greek food and culture

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Celebrate Greek culture no matter what your heritage at Manchester’s Assumption Greek Orthodox Church’s annual GreekFest 2009 on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23. What was once a small church picnic has grown into a weekend event full of Greek food, music and fun.

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