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Don’t let the winter get you down
A guide to surviving our cold season

By Heidi Masek

About this time last year, Mother Nature reminded us not to get too comfortable.

And, though it’s not technically winter yet, our recent snow/ice fall and our frigid temperatures have ushered in that season of gray. In ice storm hindsight, here is a look at winter survival, from putting up with power outages, to keeping warm outside and in, keeping your car accident-free and untowed, staying uninfected by colds and flus, and keeping spirits up when sunlight is scarce.

PEOPLE: Busy city sidewalks
Nashua embraces holiday season

This holiday shopping season, downtown retailers in Nashua are hoping customers don’t pinch pennies despite the poor economy. Sue Butler, executive director of Great American Downtown (, is working to draw people downtown to see what it has to offer. 

THEATER: YTP at the Hunt
New York ties in YTP one-acts
By Heidi Masek

In “Playwrights We Love,” the professional Yellow Taxi Productions brings three short plays by playwrights whose work they’ve produced before. Casey Preston and Suzanne Delle are back together on stage as a married couple who visit New York on the weekend before Thanksgiving to do some Christmas shopping in Helter Skelter. The wife catches her husband with someone else and confronts him in a restaurant. “It’s Neil LaBute, so things go badly,” Delle said.

LONGSHOTS: The mailbag beckons in a busy week
by Dave Long

With all kinds of things going on, and few of them good, it’s time to go to the mailbag.

Dear Dave: What do you make of the Tiger Woods saga and will it hurt his popularity over the long term? W. Jefferson Klintin, 1567 Deseat Blvd., Acheetah, South Carolina.

FOOD: Microbrew heaven in the east
Concord native returns, with beer

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Concord has a new brew shop. This one gets its inspiration from the Great Northwest. Big Al’s Brew owner Alyson Trombly, a Concord native who lived in Oregon for 10 years before her return, wanted to highlight this region’s microbrews along with a lot of fun, offbeat items common in those western beer shops to inspire everyone’s inner child.

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