July 2012

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Estate Planning

Putting your affairs in order can be even more daunting when you have real wealth to bequeath to successors.

Legislature on Leave

As things start cooking in the New Hampshire State House kitchen, fewer can take the heat.

Peeling Down For Summer

Every new season has its pleasures and its risks.

Best of NH 2012 Pizzerias and Ethnic Food Restaurants

Try something new! With winners from cuisines around the world, from Nepalese and Italian to Mexican and German, there's bound to be something you've never tried before.

Laurel and Hardy in NH

Fans from all over the world are headed to Manchester to celebrate the beloved comedians.

The Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery

The butcher shop has a huge deli case filled with marinated meats, house-made sausage and seasoned burger patties.

Best of NH 2012 Regional Favorite Restaurants

Here they are - Your 2012 Readers' Poll choices for favorite restaurants form each region of the state. Included are The Barley House, Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille, Libby's Bistro, Giorgio's, the Colosseum and more!

Best of NH 2012 Odds and Ends

An insane burger challenge, a green-powered hotel, a four-legged baseball mascot and chocolate mice are just a few of the odds and ends we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Best of NH 2012 People, Culture, Arts and Music

New Hampshire is home to some of the very best galleries, musicians, artists, radio and television personalities and many more artistic and creative types.

Best of NH 2012 Delis, Catering, Cafes and Breakfast

This portion of Best of NH includes breakfast spots, delis, cafes, great pancakes served with local maple syrup, gourmet meals to go and more.

Best of NH 2012 Coffee Shops, Beverages and Bars

Whether you're in the mood for a hip late night spot, wine lounge, creative cocktails, a great craft beer, huge margarita or just a cup of coffee, this section has what you're looking for.

Best of NH 2012 Desserts, Ice Cream Stands and Bakeries

We hope you saved room for dessert because we've got some great stuff from regional ice cream stand favorites and pastries to whoopie pie cupcakes and artisan chocolate.

Fowl Play

Julie Baker is part of the retro raising of backyard chickens.

Family Camping Basics

Camping with your family takes special planning, but it doesn't have to be difficult.

Best of NH 2012 American and Seafood Restaurants

In this section you'll find the juiciest steaks, the most comforting mac and cheese, creamy clam chowder, finger-licking barbecue, romantic dining, crispy french fries, bursting lobster rolls and much more.

Brake for Bristol

Find specialties and great shopping in Bristol.

Wilderness Escape

Loons, eagles and moose lure us north of the White Mountains to a wilderness-surrounded lake that NH shares with Maine.


The Milford Drive-In, ice cream and friends make a great summer evening.

Hidden Treasure

The state's oldest wood-frame house (and probably the oldest, period) is tucked away in Portsmouth

Best of NH 2012 Shops, Services and Beauty

Use this list to plan the best day of retail therapy ever. Our Best of NH shops include clothing boutiques, home décor and even athletic equipment. In this section you'll also find great beauty supply spots, spas and salons.

Moving Maestro: Joseph Olefirowicz

Acclaimed conductor Joseph R. Olefirowicz was more famous in Vienna and Stuttgart than in his home state until a candid video of him went viral.

A Most Excellent Adventure

"Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes" are a treasure that all can enjoy.

Hopping Hampton: Find Great Dining in Hampton Beyond the Beach

There's more to Hampton than the beach scene

The Unglazed Truth

When I met my wife-to-be we lived in Atlanta, but she was a New Hampshire girl by right of birth. I heard plenty of stories about the granite state's charms, but when we finally moved here there was one charm i was most eager to sink my teeth into - a chocolate donut from a place called Janet's in Concord.

A Dream Castle Built on Hope

The 2012 Building on Hope community project at Girls Inc. in Manchester.

Wolfman's Revenge

Wolfman of Clark's Trading Post grants us a rare interview.

The Kitchen

Matthew Greco and Michael Prete serve up traditional sandwiches with a funky twist.

Garden Variety

The life-sized painted leaves of Deb Poirier are masterful illusions.

The Work of Paul St. Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was inspired by an extremely talented uncle.

Balancing Act

Millions of Americans suffer from balance disorders, but treatment can help.

Muriel's Donuts

What is it about the New Englander's connection with the donut?

Pub Burgers

These pub burgers get our seal of approval for great summer casual dining.

Hermit Woods Winery

Fermenting local resources at Hermit Woods.

A Warm Summer Night in Milford

An evening out in Milford

Best of NH 2012 Fun and Adventure

Looking for something fun to do? Why not take a cooking class, sign up for an adventure race, soar above the ground on a zip line or plan a romantic getaway to a country inn?
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