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ISO: Pet dragon

Anyone selling a dragon, preferably of the fire-breathing variety? If so, please let these folks know.
Also, for our Vermont neighbors: lmk if you happen to see Champ up in BVT. I’m on the lookout for Sasquatch, too. Make me an offer.

— Amanda

PSA: Best ice cream shop* in the UV has a new Facebook page

*This is entirely my opinion, but I consider myself to have pretty good taste (pun intended) when it comes to matters involving ice cream.

Anyway, I was doing some investigative reporting on Thursday night to try and figure out when Dairy Twirl, my favorite ice cream shop that also happens to be conveniently located not far from my house in Lebanon, plans to open for the season. I read up and down their Facebook page, but didn’t see any information regarding this year’s opening date. I. Was. Distraught.

Then I saw a comment on a visitor’s post instructing me and all other page visitors to check out the shop’s new Facebook page. I clicked, and that, my friends, has seriously made all the difference.

The Dairy Twirl sign (<3) from their new Facebook page

TL;DR: Dairy Twirl is opening for the season on Friday, May 5, and not today, as I had seriously hoped. 🙁

Stay up to date on the happenings at the Twirl or just check out their new page here.  You’re welcome.

P.S.: They’re also on the ‘gram!

— Amanda

Dartmouth alum returns to play ball at Fenway

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks. (AP)

Fresh off a World Series win, Chicago Cubs pitcher and Dartmouth ’12 graduate Kyle Hendricks will be back in New England today. He’ll be playing in Boston for the first time since he helped his team win the championship in November. The Cubs and the Red Sox open a three-game series tonight at Fenway Park.

Hendricks was critical to the Cubs’ World Series run; he clinched Game 6 of the National League Championship Series for the team, securing the pennant and guaranteeing they would play in the World Series for the first time in 71 years. The Cubs’ November victory ended a 108-year title drought. Check out his stats from his time at Dartmouth here.

A fun piece of trivia from sports night editor Dave Bailey, who will be at tonight’s game: The Sox and the Cubs only play each other once every three years because the Cubs are in the National League (I’m a big Patriots fan, leave me alone). More trivia: Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein also will be in the house tonight — he’s now a Cubs exec.

In other Fenway/Dartmouth news, Big Green football coach Buddy Teevens had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during Tuesday night’s game against the visiting New York Yankees, a team that is much beloved by Sox fans (kidding, kidding).

Dartmouth football also recently announced that it will be playing Brown on Nov. 10 at Fenway. The match is the first of three college football games set to be played at the park this fall.

— Amanda