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Um, King Arthur Flour has a COOKIE TRUCK

This is NOT a drill, you guys.

King Arthur Flour will bring the baked goods to the Nighthawks game tonight, parking their “bake truck” at Maxfield Sports Complex for fans to enjoy while the team takes on the Keene Swampbats at 6:30 p.m.

I’ve lived in the Upper Valley for nearly three years now. Why is this the first I’m learning about this?!

Wanna help build a dinosaur?

You never know what you’re gonna find on the Upper Valley Listserv.

79. Dinosaur construction help needed!
From: “Brian Boland” <balloonsvt@myfairpoint.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:56:57 -0400

Join us in building the Mobilsaurus, a smaller and mobile version of Post Mills’ Vermontasaurus.  We’ll be working Thursday 6/22 through Sunday 6/25 at Post Mills Airport.  Bring a hammer if you can.  All ages welcome!  Questions?  Call Brian at 802-333-9254

Muskrats snap Nighthawks’ hot streak

After claiming nine victories in 10 days, the Upper Valley Nighthawks’ series of consecutive wins has come to an end.

The visiting Winnipesaukee Muskrats handily defeated the Nighthawks, 7-3, on Wednesday night at Maxfield Sports Complex. Despite the loss, the team is looking ahead to its game with the Valley Blue Sox, which will be played at 6:30 tonight at Mackenzie Stadium in Holyoke, Mass. It should be a good one — the Nighthawks and the Blue Sox are the top two teams in the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Northern Division, and they’re both coming off win streaks (the Blue Sox have won their last seven games). Follow Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb on Twitter (@JoshWeinreb) for live updates from the game.

Catch up on all the Nighthawks coverage — meet this year’s players, listen to episodes of the Hawks Talk podcast and more — here.

Two words: Doggie ‘Hamlet’

Doggie Hamlet stars a small corps of dancers, sheep and sheep dogs.

Doggie Hamlet stars a small corps of dancers, sheep and sheep dogs.

Never thought I’d hear those two words in the same sentence, but here we are. And it sounds like it’ll be fun!

To baa or not to baa? That’s just one of the questions viewers might find themselves asking next Thursday afternoon, while 25 sheep from Strafford co-star in two performances of Doggie Hamlet on the green in Hanover.

This performance is not to be missed, y’all. Ewe can bet on it.

Happy Birthday, New Hampshire!

Y’all, it’s the Granite State’s birthday!

When I said this aloud in the Valley News newsroom, fellow night editor Matt Clary asked, “Is New Hampshire old enough to drink yet?” (We ask the important questions.)

Today is the state’s 229th birthday, so yes.

On this day in 1788, we became the ninth state to join the union, according to the internet. Raise a glass!