December 2011

Articles

Holiday Magic - Nashua Symphony Holiday Home Tour

Planning on decking the halls in a grand way this season? Or even if you just want to add some fresh inspiration to your usual efforts, a holiday house tour is a great source of ideas, both grand and practical.

Take This, Please: The Yankee Swap

Choose wisely or you might get a moose that poops jelly beans.

Letters to the Editor

Your letters from the December 2011 issue.

Local Angels Redux

You've got to love a holiday that produces its own fresh stream of music every year. And if that was your only standard by which to measure the significance of a celebratory event, then Christmas would win, hands down. And although much of what is played on the radio at Christmas is not exactly religious in nature (Jingle Bells performed by barking dogs comes to mind), there is something deeply soulful and mysterious about a time of year that so profoundly puts the "muse" in music.

Queen City Sparkles with Gifts

New Hampshire's Queen City offers holiday shopping and much more.

Jolly Old Port City: A Holiday Tour of Portsmouth

Step back a couple of centuries for Strawbery Banke's Candlelight Stroll during a weekend of shopping at Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.

Magical Menagerie

Kathy Marx of Francestown builds a world of whimsy with paper scraps stiffened with starch and supported by a few bends of wire.

This is Your Life

Not just a made-up yarns or fairy tales, stories can also be true-life narratives of past generations.

The Well-tempered Chocolatier: Dancing Lion Chocolates

Dancing Lion Chocolates can transport you to Paris without the long security lines. Owner Rich Tango-Lowy is a connoisseur of fine chocolates and a strong believer in the Zen of Parisian cafés.

Stress-Free Holiday Tips

Sometimes it's a Christmas miracle if you can make it to New Year's Eve with your blood pressure in check, your sanity intact and your family still speaking to one another. Let our anti-stress experts help guide you through the holiday maze so you, too, can have one cool Yule.

New Year's Eve Destination Dining

Get away for New Year's Eve and treat yourself to a wonderful meal at one of these New Hampshire destinations.

A Time of Feasting: Strega Nona's Gift

A heartwarming holiday tale told as only dePaola can.

Skate for Fitness

Lace up and breathe in the crisp chill.

A Hairy Situation: The latest on hair loss and restoration

Fortunately, even for hair loss sufferers who are balding through no action of their own, there are ways to stop or at least slow the loss and restore missing hair.

Stella's Italian Kitchen and Market in Lyme

For a tasty meal and tasteful ambiance, try Stella's in Lyme. Located in a historic building on the Lyme Common, the restaurant serves up pleasing meals whose origins are often the nearby family farms that dot Route 10.

An Insider's Guide to Winter Survival in the Granite State

We're all hearty New Englanders, there's no doubt about it. Whether you're a flinty lifelong Yankee or a flatlander from away, anyone who can survive the snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures of our darkest season has earned the title. But, let's be honest, while some of us celebrate the season of black ice and snow angels, others hunker down and endure it.

A Victorian Age Memento

Candlesticks mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Occupy This

Why protests in the Granite State are fewer and farther between.

Dream Girl: Erene

Erene is a 19-year-old singer from Keene, NH who's making a national name for herself.

Old-Style Wood is New Again

When they update their floors, many Granite Staters are choosing a natural look.

Bowls to Fill: Hope Zanes Butterworth

Her name, Hope, surely fits her. Hope Zanes Butterworth is, and has been for years, a source of hope for many in the Concord area. She's devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to good causes, especially to The Friendly Kitchen, which serves meals to the hungry.

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