December 2017

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Popping with the sounds of holiday cheer

There's no need to travel outside New Hampshire for first-rate holiday pops symphony and choral performances.

Puzzle Master

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

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.

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?

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.

Listening to Amy & Andy

Just 150 years ago, one of the most illustrious female orchestral composers in American history was born in Henniker. It’s sad to think that most Granite Staters have never heard her music.

4 Fantastic Trails for Cross-Country Skiing

Try these trails to make the most out of your winter cross-country ski season.

Examining NH's Own JFK Assassination Mystery

Investigating Bill Sullivan's role in JFK's death.

An American Idol Eats His Way Through NH

The Laconia Pumpkin Festival and four local farms to star in an episode of Taylor Hicks’ “State Plate.”

Doughnut History

How a tasty treat became a Hanukkah tradition.

Season of Giving

And giving, and giving, and giving

Caramelized Pineapple Wrapped in Prosciutto

Sweet, salty, tangy yumminess in every bite. Excellence for a holiday party appetizer.

Bus-King Tristan Kline

Meet busker Tristan Kline who's about to take his show on the road.

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.

2017 It List

Our 2017 It List is the who’s who of New Hampshire. If you wanted to throw the ultimate New Hampshire dinner party, then this would be your guest list. This year’s choices are making big impacts in science, the arts, education, political comedy and so much more.

Bidding Carol Shea-Porter Farewell

Carol Shea-Porter was ahead of her time.

Discovering Strafford

Local holiday shopping is combined with history.

Should Outdated Laws Stay or Should They Go?

Even “outdated” laws have staying power.

Let's Talk About Caregiver Burnout

NH caregivers discuss the fatigue that comes with taking care of loved ones.

DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas

Ideas for creating a homemade holiday.

Local Food and Drink Gift Ideas

Give a gift that definitely won't be returned. Our Food Editor recommends everything from spices to spirits, all made right here in New Hampshire.

Community Christmas Events and Experiences

We may not wassail with bowls of punch anymore, but the tradition of celebrating Christmas as a community is still going strong.
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Our Favorite Upcoming Events

  • The League of NH Craftsmen presents Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection

    06.29.18

    The League of NH Craftsmen presents Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection, a fine craft exhibition to honor Norman Stevens' 85th...

  • 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...

  • Greenhouse Openhouse

    08.02.18

    Come see where Cole Gardens grows all their annuals for spring in a 6 acre greenhouse. Please call Cole Gardens to RSVP (603) 229-0655

  • New Boston Farmers' Market

    08.04.18

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 2nd Annual PTSA Golf Tournament Fundraiser

    08.10.18

    Support Derry Middle School's 2nd Annual PTSA Golf Tournament. The profit from this fundraiser will be utilized for supplemental technology and...

  • Amplified Arts' The Company Presents Agnes Of God

    08.10.18

    The Company, the adult branch of Amplified Arts award winning theatre program, presents as their Inaugural production, Agnes of God on August...

  • Backyard Pig Roast

    08.11.18

    Support the year-round educational programming we provide at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm by purchasing tickets for this casual, catered...

  • 9th Annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler

    09.01.18

    The 9th Annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 mile race will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the start of Labor Day Weekend. Individual...

  • Masters’ Pieces – The Main Event

    09.22.18

    An evening showcasing the exceptional talent of the NH Furniture Masters. Meet and mingle with the Masters, view their remarkable fine furniture,...

  • 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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