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The Very Long Walk
Going up a mountain not enough of a challenge? Take the hike on the 2, 178-mile trail
By Marianne O’Connor

Marianne O’Connor, author of Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire, writes about her adventures in hiking from time to time in the Hippo. This summer her focus has been hiking to lose weight (go to to find her articles in the July 22, June 24 and May 22 issues of the Hippo). Looking to take on an even more serious physical challenge? Here, Marianne looks into the ultimate hike — the hike of the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia through Maine. About 160 miles of the trail runs through New Hampshire, most of it in the White Mountains.

PEOPLE: Uh-oh, it’s magic
Peter Boie won’t make you believe
By Jeff Mucciarone

Peter Boie, the magician for non-believers, is coming to the Granite State. Boie ( has received plenty of honors for his magic, which he performs for a variety of audiences, including college campuses, libraries and corporate events. Boie took home first place at the Columbus Magi-Fest. His website includes a video preview of a performance. Boie will be performing several shows in New Hampshire this month. He’ll be at the Brookline Public Library at 4 p.m. on Aug. 3.

LONGSHOTS: Counting the way of managing a pitcher’s workload
by Dave Long

I started thinking about this when Robin Roberts passed away in early May. And I decided to write it after seeing Mother Francona yank John Lackey with a five-run lead on Thursday after eight innings of two-hit ball, which Manny Delcarmen and Jonathan Papelbon blew in the ninth with help from some shoddy defense.

FOOD: Fun fair food from fruit to frappes
Chicken barbecue is center stage at Canterbury Fair
By Madeleine Staub

The Canterbury Fair celebrates New Hampshire traditions and offers an opportunity for area residents to enjoy great food, music and entertainment.

ART: Hidden genius
Louise Bourgeois sculpture tucked away in Manchester
By Adam Coughlin

After her death on May 31, the Daily Telegraph in London wrote of the Franco-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois that her “works made her a feminist icon and influenced a generation of artists.” One of those works has been located in downtown Manchester for more than 30 years and almost no one knows about it.

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