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Save the forest, cut the trees
How logging and conservation intersect in New Hampshire
By Jeff Mucciarone

What is strikingly visible in a recently harvested section of Jon Martin’s wood lot in New Hampton is the trees, lots of them. Sure, there are stumps strewn about as well, but the harvested area looks substantially like a forest. That’s the idea.

“It’s all about the big picture of the forest,” said Martin, a forester with the company Foreco. “What’s best in the short and long terms.”

ARTS: Artists have friends, too
Peterborough exhibit shows interplay
By Adam Coughlin

The life of a visual artist is often solitary. Hours of dedication and practice are needed to master a craft like painting, sculpting or furniture making. Yet a new exhibit spotlights the influences friends and colleagues can have on an artist’s work.

LONGSHOTS: Observations at baseball’s midway point
by Dave Long

Mid-season arrived in the majors this week, which is when things start to get interesting. For the most part by now you know who’s having the big year you didn’t expect, who’s going to be in line for the personal awards, who’s going to be in it and that those teams are starting to figure out what they need to get by trading deadline at the end of the month. So it’s time to offer a series of observations on what’s gone down and what there is to think about going forward:

PEOPLE: A friendly mob
Rewarding businesses for doing good
By Jeff Mucciarone

Carrotmob, an initiative which rewards socially responsible businesses with a sudden influx of customers, is kicking off its Queen City efforts in Rimmon Heights. Will Stewart, a former Hippo reporter, is one of the lead organizers on the project. The organization received four applications from Rimmon Heights businesses. A Carrotmob is planned for Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Bakeshop on Kelley Street, 171 Kelley St. in Manchester. Visit

FOOD: Kugelfest or falafelpalooza
A celebration of Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Israeli food
By Madeleine Staub

Sample the Jewish foods from the Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Israeli traditions during Temple B’Nai Israel’s Food Festival on Sunday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held on the temple’s grounds at 210 Court St., Laconia, and will include a buffet, an “Almost New Boutique,” and raffles.

TECH: Second that motion
Video gaming gets more active
By John “jaQ” Andrews

We all know the stereotype of the video gamer — inactive, couch-bound, perhaps a touch portly. The only parts of the body that really get a workout are the thumbs.

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