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Light and Shadows

Art needs contrast — a spot of white to define darkness in a painting, a sculpture of granite to capture a fleeting moment in time. Emile Birch is an artist who creates monuments. Now his time grows short as his memory dims and so the artist becomes his own final work.
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Some Books are Safe Bets for Gifts

Books make versatile gifts because they allow you to target special interests, and Granite Staters are famously interested in both weather and beer.

Causes for Cheer

Ruth Doan MacDougall's "The Cheerleader" series, set in the Granite State, has aged as gracefully as its characters and fans.
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Christmas Shopping in Concord

Find something for everyone in our state's capital any time, but the annual Midnight Merriment on Dec. 1 is a great time to start working on your list.

Artist Jim Lambert Defies Description

Whimsical. Charming. Folksy. Eclectic. None of these words sum up Jim Lambert’s work, but all are accurate. This New Hampshire artist doesn’t fit neatly into a category — perhaps that’s exactly why he’s so beloved.

Local Jewelry You’ll Treasure

Fine items from New Hampshire jewelry designers.
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Let There Be Lights

How to light an open-concept design.

Kristin Kennedy's Fine Jewelry Design

From single stones to complex compositions.

Puzzle Master

David Beffa-Negrini's handcrafted puzzles are challenging and charming works of art.

Monique Sakellarios' Romantic Scenery

The painter specializes in local landscapes.

holiday gift guide

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? We invite you to browse through great gift ideas from fashion and specialty food to jewelry and adventure experiences.

Click here for our favorite local products from the Holiday Gift Guide.

Editor's note: This is a special advertising section and was mailed to print subscribers with the December 2017 issue.

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More>> Music & Movies

Local Music from A to Zevedo

Local music impresario Rob Azevedo recommends three albums. All would make excellent gifts.

The Devotional Hymns to Darwin that Inspired Dan Brown

If you are one of the millions expecting to buy Dan Brown’s new book “Origin” for a Christmas (or Solstice) present this year, why not listen in on the music that inspired it?
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