April 2012


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Simple lyrics and a serious consideration for seniors. Should they remain in their homes as they get older?

Taking Folks Down to Size

In NH politics, what pops up gets whacked down.

The Next Episode: The Chatterbox Café

Spilling the family beans for all the world to see.

It's Granite Summertime

When a season can't quite make up its mind, we can still make the most of it.

Letters to the Editor

Your letters from the April 2012 issue.

Top Doctors 2012

The top doctors as voted by their peers for 2012.

Marzano's Trattoria

Casual Italian/American restaurant in Peterborough.

Portsmouth's Seduction

So many shops, so little time in historic downtown Portsmouth.

Journey to the Past

My husband and I grew up in Dover, but Mary had never explored our childhood haunts. At just 11, she was old enough to be welcome in a beautiful inn, but still young enough to like the Yellow Submarine.

Hike Safe

Be safe when hiking by hitting the trails prepared for the worst.


The Common Man's Flying Monkey Movie House, spa and Foster's Boiler Room make a great night out.

Birds and Bangles: Karen Mitchell

Karen Mitchell uses nature as inspiration for her jewelry.

Pretty Smarts: Trish Regan

Trish Regan grew up in Hampton and was Miss NH in 1993. Now she's with Bloomberg Television where her charming delivery and good looks help take the edge off some recent ugly years for the global markets.

Top Doctors 2012 Readers' Poll

For the fourth year we asked our readers to nominate doctors in four popular specialty areas. More than 1,000 responded. here are their picks for top docs and leading physicians.

Weekend Warriors

Looking for something to test your mettle, a real trial by fire? A growing legion of "adventure racers" mix mud, seat and tears - with tutus. Our intrepid writer Darren Garnick took the adventure race challenge and lived to tell the tale with a smile on his face... And just one cracked rib.

Eggs-cellent Work: Jesse Laflamme

When Jesse Laflamme was in college he was considering a career in high finance, but he decided instead to return to the roost and join the family egg business. The fifth-generation farm was struggling at the time, nearly out of business, a victim of competition from very large caged egg farms in the region.

Painful Joints Can be Replaced

A forward-thinking approach to hip replacement surgery brings faster healing.

A Fondness For Fools

After a long, weird winter filled with news of global upheaval, aren't you glad that the calendar has one month each year with a sense of humor? And if you think that April Fool's Day is just a human invention, let me remind you of last year's April Fool's snowstorm that closed schools, sent cars sliding and took out power for nearly 60,000 New England homes.


This herbal appertif has local roots.

Shin-boku's Japanese Gardens

Stroll gardens are common in Japan, but rare in the west - They're designed as a sensual experience to invite contemplation.

Walking Liberty

A coin with stories of success and tragedy.

Adam's Seafood & Fish Market

Rest assured, the fish at this Keene market is fresh.

Granny D: 100 Years of Living Well

traces the life of New Hampshire's beloved folk heroine, Doris "Granny D."

Taylor Brothers Sugar House and Creamery

A historic farm still produces great local cheese.

Meatballs: A Love Story

We've got your meatball cravings - from gourmet to classic - covered.

Top Doctor Q&As

Several of the top vote-getters are profiled to help explain the challenges and rewards of medicine.


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