Your Letters From the November 2017 Issue




Send letters to Editor Rick Broussard, New Hampshire Magazine, 150 Dow St. Manchester, NH 03101 or e-mail him at editor@nhmagazine.com.

Exploring the Beer Trail

Last fall, we completed the first version of the NH Beer Trail card, which brought us to explore some out-of-the-way spots to sample an amazing variety of delicious brews. Of course, new brewers keep popping up, so now we’re almost done with version two, and have started version three. It’s a challenge, but not a bad “problem” to have, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see New Hampshire at its best. Needless to say, your article on new small breweries was the very first one I read [“Big Ideas in Small Batches,” October 2017]. Bravo and thank you for your salute to these hard working folks! We look forward to meeting them in person as our quest continues.

Larry Reynolds
East Rochester


Mascot Memories

Your story on New Hampshire mascots brought back memories of the summer

of 2011 when I was Monty the Mallard [“A Field Guide to New Hampshire Mascots,” October 2017]. I know Monty would heartily agree with tip number three: Drink plenty of water. It gets very toasty on a hot summer day.

I always look forward to a new issue of New Hampshire Magazine — thanks for making me smile on a monthly basis!

Kathy Giovanni
Weirs Beach


Spotlight on Youth Homelessness

Earlier this year when New Hampshire Magazine approached photographer Jasmine Inglesmith and myself to produce an article on homeless teenagers, we could not have imagined the response that our work would elicit [“Cold Comfort,” January 2017]. Through the support of our community and, in particular, Child and Family Services, it became apparent that this story couldn’t end when the page was turned.

Working with activist and producer Nancy Phillips, Jasmine and I had the opportunity to see life through the eyes of a homeless youth. We feel honored and humbled to have had the chance to work on this project and meet these thoughtful, approachable, surprisingly hopeful kids who are growing into adulthood on the streets of Manchester. With these youth in mind, it was our privilege to present our documentary to an engaged audience at the New Hampshire Film Festival this October.

In addition to increasing awareness about the issue of youth homelessness in NH, the three of us are hoping that the video will inspire people to reach out to local organizations and officials, as well as recognize and engage with those young adults in their own community who are living a life “not found.”

Find out more about the documentary, including upcoming showings and how you can help, on our website at 404notfoundfilm.com.

Maggie Wallace
Portsmouth

Editor’s note: If you haven’t read the story that led to the creation of “404 Not Found,” you can find it here. You can also order a copy of the January 2017 issue here or by calling (603) 624-1442. We encourage everyone to read the story and see the film.


Returning Home

This is my first year subscribing to New Hampshire Magazine. I grew up in southern NH and have recently moved back after spending 10 years in Boston, and it’s been fun to catch up on my home state. I especially love the articles featuring NH breweries and local restaurants. 

I would be curious about any articles on “younger” generations moving back to NH and local events for that age range. I graduated college in 2010 and stuck around Boston until last year — I’m curious about how many people who left the state for college end up coming back, what the driving factors are behind that and what keeps them in NH.

Keep up the good work!

Kristina Beote
Merrimack


Correction: The subject of October’s “In Their Own Words,” Kerri Nailor, was misidentified in the table of contents as the owner of 56 Self Storage. The actual owner is Peter Widmark. We regret the error.

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