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

  • 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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