Don’t look up!

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As a boy, I watched Desmond Davis’ 1981 film “Clash of the Titans” on HBO, long before I read any Greek mythology. The film lingered with me, not as a budding mythology buff, but as a highly anxious mortal, terrified by the world.

Green Man

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I have lived in my Nashua home for nearly 30 years.  I inherited a garden from the previous owners,  and always enjoy watching it wake up in the spring.  This is the first time that I have had tulip leaves up so far in my garden on April 1st.  

I’m sad to report that Chunky’s Cinema Pub in Nashua is closing May 9 (so is Pelham)

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Chunky’s Nashua is closing as of May 9. I tried calling my “friend” Mike Mannetta – not really a friend but I do warm up to those I interview and then cling to them – in my mind, at least – as friends forever. I met him when Chunky’s was building its beautiful newest theatre in Manchester back in 2016, and followed that process as they were bringing movies back to the Queen City after all the other theaters had closed.

Yester-Heroes: Stories from the History of Nashua’s Police and Fire-Rescue Departments

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In 1824, Nashua’s earliest piece of firefighting equipment was purchased by the Nashua Manufacturing Company. It was known as a hand tub and was named the T.W. Gillis in honor of a Nashua Manufacturing Company executive.  (Gillis would later serve as Nashua’s third mayor in 1857.) 

Whoops, I did it again

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I hope I’m not the only one who has done this (more than once). You’re coming out from someplace (a store, the gym) to a lot where you parked your black/dark gray SUV. You don’t recall exactly where you parked (whatever happened to those posted letters that showed which row you parked on?) But onward you go to your car, grab the door handle, and realize it’s not your car. 

Letters: New Hampshire students deserve a qualified Commissioner of Education

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Our children deserve the most qualified person for the job. Just as Mark Zuckerberg wouldn’t hire me to run Meta, no matter how much I might surf Facebook and Instagram, New Hampshire shouldn’t be appointing someone with no experience working in public schools to oversee all programs and standards for our public schools.

These Days

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First installment from columnist June Lemen, who brings you Lemenade – a balance of sweet and sour, but always refreshing.