December 2014

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Guide to the best sledding hills in NH

We have tips on finding the best hills, great sleds from the plastic to the high-tech, tubing parks and more.

More and more seniors are going mobile

You can take it with you after all, just as long as your recreational vehicle is your house

Could food as medicine be the cure?

The cure for what ails you might be as close as your kitchen

The history of Portsmouth's Christmas fires

Three devastating blazes in 11 years transformed Portsmouth into the city it is today

The Cooper Door Restaurant in Bedford

Haven't visited this finer dining restaurant yet? Here's why you need to go

The decline of local press and reporters is bad news for the public

2014 is the year the bottom dropped out on the local press.

The bygone craft of ice harvesting

Josh Cline is the executive director at the Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH

Your perfect bedroom design

Tips and ideas on how to create a dream-worthy space

Life for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began in Dover

Did you know that the idea fierce fighters was born in the Granite State?

The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery

Check out this now-landmark restaurant and full-service butcher shop in Raymond.

Nordic skating in the North East

Nordic skating is an invigorating way to experience winter

"Rocks" by Aerosmith's Joe Perry

It's seems to be a matter of perspective regarding the Aerosmith phenomenon

Racing lawnmowers on NH's frozen lakes and ponds

A cutting-edge way to race

Where to do your holiday shopping in the Port City

Charming Portsmouth and its array of shops is an excellent place to get in the holiday spirit.

Recipe for French Canadian Meat Pie

Regional variations abound, but here's one version of this holiday tradition.

Five Local Tea Shops

Find quality varieties at these New Hampshire tea blenders.

Your Letters from the December 2014 Issue

Coffee Clutch

We’re all entitled to one addiction, assuming it’s legal and not terribly self-destructive.

Getting a new aortic valve (from a cow)

The stress test is just the beginning of the stress

Give Your Holiday Cards an Extra Special Touch

Give your Christmas cards a touch of the time with a stamp from Bethlehem

Celebrate Life with Kathie Lee Gifford

Sampling GIFFT Red Blend and GIFTT Chardonnay 2012

Kicking off the winter season in Lincoln

We start with a mid-December family weekend at Loon mountain, whose north-facing slopes catch winter’s first snow

Our favorite cafés in New Hampshire

Coffee shops build communities with a warm welcome and a creative jolt. Here’s the “crema” the crop.

2014 It List

These influential Granite Staters represent the arts, philanthropy, business, the local food movement, sports, science, education and more. Get to know this year’s who’s who of New Hampshire and how they are helping shape our state.

Bracelets and bangles by Anne Behrsing

A monadnock artist creates jewelry with a light touch

Picking up the tab for local guardswomen lands Sarah Hoidahl internet fame

An appearance on the “Ellen” show is the ticket to Fame for some, but Sarah Hoidahl, pictured here at her day job, says it won’t go to her head
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Our Favorite Upcoming Events

  • Fairy Tales & Fantasies – A Fine Craft Exhibition

    04.06.18

    "Fairy Tales & Fantasies," a fine craft exhibition presented by the League of NH Craftsmen showcases surprising new work from...

  • Slow Living Summit 2018: The Future of Food Entrepeneurship

    05.31.18

    Slow Living Summit 2018: The Future of Food Entrepreneurship. Strolling of the Heifers and Windham Grows present the Slow Living Summit in...

  • Spring Plant Sale

    06.02.18

    This event is loved by all plant enthusiasts! It features specially cultivated perennial plants and small shrubs, carefully dug from the gardens of...

  • Henniker Brewing Kickoff to Summer

    06.02.18

    Join us Saturday, June 2nd from 12-5 p.m. here at the brewery in Henniker, NH for our 5th Annual Kickoff to Summer! The event will feature brewery...

  • Family Clay Workshop: Father's Day Mugs

    06.02.18

    Join us June 2nd for an afternoon of creativity and relaxation!  Students will create a customized mug by using stamps, carving designs,...

  • Gateway Hills 4th Annual Trail Race

    06.10.18

    Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities welcome! The race will start near the outdoor amphitheater on Innovative Way for a 2-mile loop on the...

  • Angel Love Medium Gallery Visiting direct from Ireland

    06.16.18

    Join Orla Harte & Christine Noctor, Spiritual Psychic Mediums who will be visiting direct from Dublin, Ireland once again! Spend an...

  • Evening with Spirit with Raylene Sousa

    06.23.18

    Join Spiritual Medium Raylene Sousa as she delivers messages of love, light and healing. As a Conduit for Spirit, Raylene conveys communication...

  • Art in Bloom: Walking Tour of Jackson

    07.07.18

    "Art In Bloom" – The Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Gift to the Valley – is a Walking Tour of Jackson Village for Floral...

  • Garden Tour

    07.14.18

      The Opechee Garden Club's 2018 self guided garden tour will be on July 14 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, rain or shine. Tickets are $25.00 and...

  • Seek the Peak Hike-a-thon

    07.20.18

    Seek the Peak welcomes hikers of all ages and abilities to Mount Washington and its neighboring peaks and places of interest in the beautiful White...

  • New Boston Farmers' Market

    08.04.18

    Caricature Carvers - This Week's Guests Watch and visit with nationally known Caricature Carvers of America member, Pete LeClair, along with...

  • Jet Cars Under the Stars

    08.04.18

    Jet Cars Under the Stars at New England Dragway on Saturday, August 4! This event will be featuring Shock Wave the Jet Truck, Jet Dragsters, Jet...

  • Covered Bridge Dance

    08.04.18

    Dance the night away under the stars and the Jackson Covered Bridge on Sunday August 4, 2018 starting at 6 p.m., Featuring... Jon Sarty and the...

  • 11th Annual Auction of Historic Proportions

    09.28.18

    The Auction of Historical Proportions will be held on Friday, September 28th at the Historical Society of County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH from 6...

  • Great New England Fall Craft & Artisan Show

    10.20.18

    Acclaimed The Best Fairs in the Region!  More than 200 artisans displaying, demonstrating and offering their handmade products of...

  • Great Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

    12.07.18

    Acclaimed the Best Fairs in the Region!!  This Holiday event is an evening of Holiday cocktails, Holiday music, free parking, raffles, fine...


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