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1 weekend, 6 food festivals
Fill up on peach pie, empanadas and papaya salad
By Madeleine Staub

Clear your weekend — there’s some eating to be done.

Six food-filled festivals are on the schedule for the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. Four are ethnic food festivals — Greek, Latino, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian — meaning that for one weekend, at least, our slice of the Merrimack Valley will be home to a diverse selection of street food. But that’s not all. Out in Milford, they’re celebrating the season’s delights with a peach festival. And up in Henniker, it’s one of many events this year where you’ll get to taste chili made by experts competing for bragging rights.

Eat light on Friday and wake up Saturday with a plan; it’s time to feast.

PEOPLE: Q&As in the 1st District
Republican candidates discuss the issues
By Jeff Mucciarone

In the weeks leading up to the state’s primary, the Hippo will interview candidates in contested races for their party’s nomination for U.S. House seats, the U.S. Senate and the governor’s office, starting with Rich Ashooh, Bob Bestani, Frank Guinta and Sean Mahoney, who are running in the Republican primary for the 1st District seat. The winner from this race will face Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in November. For this series, we are interviewing candidates who have raised, through donations and candidate loans, at least $10,000 according to the most recently available fundraising reports. The other candidates on the Republican ballot in the 1st District are Peter Bearse of Danville, Andrew Kohlhofer of Fremont, Richard Parent of Wolfeboro and Kevin Rondeau of Rochester. The state primary is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14.

LONGSHOTS: Injuries or missed opportunities the story of Sox 2010 season?
By Dave Long

The topic on the TV was what will the season be about after the story of the Red Sox 2010 season is written — injuries or the missed opportunities due to under-achieving from some big-money guys?

ARTS: This art is fine
Greeley Park Art Show will feature artists, experienced and emerging
By Adam Coughlin

When the Greeley Park Art Show opens on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., visitors will see the work of 50 artists, some from Vermont and Massachusetts but primarily from the Nashua area, which dips down to Lowell, Mass. Visitors will also see a wide variety of work from sculptures to oil paintings to digital photography. This variety represents demographic changes.

FOOD: Cutting remarks
Knot-Again makes the boards for your knives
By Madeleine Staub

People spend a lot of time and money to find the perfect set of knives, but little attention is paid to the surface on which food is cut. Brad Englehardt of Knot-Again, based in Kingston, has uncovered the true potential for cutting boards with his gorgeous collection of pieces of various sizes and colors.

TECHIE: Long-lasting tech
These things have staying power
By John “jaQ” Andrews

As the Hippo celebrates its tenth year of publication, I thought I'd take a look back at some technologies that have aged just as gracefully. While the lifecycle of hardware is unrelentingly short, software standards and communications protocols set up decades ago are still serving us well today.

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