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Extracurricular excitement
After-school classes in dance, sports, nature and more to keep the fun (and the learning) going
By Karen Plumley news@hippopress.com

A new school season is just around the corner, and kids will be getting back to books, pencils and after-school activities, while parents reacquaint themselves with their chauffeuring duties. What will be the selections for nonacademic activities this year? Perhaps your child would like to kick it up at the soccer field, strum away on a guitar or get her artistic juices flowing at an easel with oil paints. After a long day of nurturing their minds, it is time for students to broaden their other amazing abilities. Activity choices are so numerous today that the question isnít what extracurricular a child is involved in, but how many.

PEOPLE: US House 2nd District
Questions for the candidates
By Jeff Mucciarone jmucciarone@hippopress.com

After interviewing the candidates for the 1st Congressional District last week, the Hippo took the questions to the candidates in the 2nd District. Current U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes is running for Senate, so the seat is open and thatís making for contested primaries in both parties. Katrina Swett and Ann McLane Kuster are facing off on the Democratic side, while Charlie Bass, Bob Giuda and Jennifer Horn are among the candidates on the Republican ticket. 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. Wesley Sonner of Mont Vernon and Joseph Reilly of Milford are also running in the Republican primary for the 2nd District.

LONGSHOTS: The Shot Heard Round The World goes silent
By†Dave Long dlong@hippopress.com

This is the third column this summer thatís been inspired by deaths in baseball. And as the notices keep piling up for people like Robin Roberts, George Steinbrenner and now Bobby Thomson, who passed last week in Georgia, it is a growing reminder that time just keeps marching on and of my mortality.

ARTS: Art and people, celebrated
Two festivals together in Veterans Park
By Adam Coughlin acoughlin@hippopress.com

New Hampshire has great proximity to the mountains, the ocean, forests and Boston. Many discuss this geographic diversity in terms of quality of life, but some say it is the reason the state has so many talented artists.

FOOD: Finding the fun in food
Family Friendly Farmers Market in Nashua
By Madeleine Staub food@hippopress.com

St. Joseph Hospital will show the Nashua community that being healthy can be fun and delicious with a Family-Friendly Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature local farmers and food artisans, a cooking competition, and games and activities for children. Taking over the Lake Street Parking Lot of the hospitalís campus, at 172 Kinsley St. in Nashua, the free event will provide fun and educational opportunities for all who attend.

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