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Chevre, Gouda and more in New Hampshire
By Jeff Mucciarone

With a decidedly friendly nature, the really odd thing about Evelyn is that she seems to have a question mark implanted on her head.

“Not many cows get a name,” said Rob Taylor, of Taylor Brothers Creamery in Meriden. “She’s just the most friendly cow we’ve ever owned.”

THEATER: Free Shakespeare
Theatre Under the Stars brings benefit show to Manchester
Adam Coughlin

When Theatre Under the Stars began five years ago in Waterville Valley, Marc Paul Decoteau was the first summer camper to sign up. At 14, he performed with the group over the summer. As he entered Plymouth High School, he continued acting and appeared in several holiday shows.

FOOD: Take some ribbing
Barbecue competitors lay it on thick at Rock N’ Ribfest
By Madeleine Staub

The Rotary Club of Nashua West will hold its eighth annual Rock N’ Ribfest from Friday, June 11, to Sunday, June 13, at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery. The event features live music, barbecue vendors from up and down the East Coast, and the New Hampshire state barbecuing competition.

LONGSHOTS: Moods swing wildly in NBA finals
by Dave Long

We are in the midst of the 12th rendition of the Lakers and Celtics in the NBA Finals as I write this after Game 2. And nothing happened so far to change my opinion that a vast majority of the public has faster mood swings than uber L.A. fan Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

PEOPLE: Flying the coop
Michael Perry on book tour
By Jeff Mucciarone

Michael Perry, who wrote Population: 485 and Truck: A Love Story, is touring the country to promote his newest book, Coop: A Family, A Farm and the Pursuit of One Good Egg. It details his family’s experiences as he and his wife find themselves in a rickety Wisconsin farmhouse with pigs, chickens and a baby on the way. Perry will be at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, on Monday, June 21, and at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, on Tuesday, June 22. Visit Perry’s blog at

TECHIE: Store it on USB
Pretty much any shape you can imagine
By John “jaQ” Andrews

I love USB. I especially love USB flash drives. Plug one in, instant storage that dwarfs many hard drives from back in the mid ’90s. Unplug it and you can carry your data anywhere and use it on any computer. Mac, Windows, Linux, it doesn’t matter.

Dork vs. Dork: The A-Team and The Karate Kid
Duo of remakes burgles your childhood Saturday afternoons
By Glenn Given and Dan Szczesny

Ow! Please stop! This is hurting me! What did I do to deserve this? I promise if you just let me out I won’t even tell the police. I never even saw your face.

And … scene.

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