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.

Examinating 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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