July 2013

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A Local Filmmaker Chronicles Comedians

Lisa Romagnoli can take a joke. In fact, she’s endured thousands of them in the process of filming her short film “Wicked Funny” and the full-length sequel “Wicked Funny 2," which debuted in July.

Notes from the Front (Yard)

A day-long study of the frugal Yankee in his habitat - a yard sale.

Weight Loss With Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery is not an appropriate choice for everyone. Doctors consider many factors when determining whether the surgery might be a good option for a particular patient.

Getaway to Hampton Beach

The beach is perfect for a romantic getaway. Make sure you hit all the best spots with advice from Courtney Hoppe.

Six Delicious Smoothies for Summer

Summer’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables offers endless possibilities for homemade healthy smoothies or ones we can pick up on the go.

Sea Hagg Rum

A local Portsmouth NH distillery offers fine rums.

The Hilltop Café and Roam Café in Wilton

For all its charms, country living can be dismal — remote areas with no real focus and a long drive for a decent cup of coffee. Sure, the scenery is pretty, but what is life without a place to socialize?

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Death is a given, but can you avoid a very public intra-family tug-of-war over your assets? Increasingly, battles over wills and trusts are ending up in probate court. Don't let this happen to your family.

Join the Parade

In New Hampshire especially, politicians need to remember that parades - a perfect time for handshakes - are an important part of the public's perception of their characters.

How to Design With Rustic Style

Use nature as your inspiration to add a little rustic charm to your home.

Interview with Lisa Rogak

An interview with Lisa Rogak, the author of the unauthorized biography of NH novelist Dan Brown.

Nashua Birdhouse Artist David Johnston

David Johnston of Nashua, NH builds birdhouses that are really works of art (though birds can call them home, too).

Bicycle Touring in New Hampshire

Learn the basics of bicycle touring! Adventure, exercise, commuting, sport and a certain joie de vivre all come from the simple act of pedaling a bicycle.

Interview With Captain Jim Morash

An interview with Jim Morash, chief of operations, part-owner of the Flagship Company and captain of the Lake Winnipesaukee, NH mail boat the M/V Sophie C.

July 2013 Letters to the Editor

Your letters from the July 2013 issue.

Infinite Best

With Curiosity Rover probing the dust of mars and three million personal computers helping seti@home scan the stars for celestial radio signals, any day now we could discover life somewhere else in the cosmos. but as of July 1, 2013, as far as we know, Earth is where it’s at.

Review of All the Great Prizes by John Taliaferro

Author John Taliaferro outlines all of John Hay’s accomplishments, a man we know little about but who had a large impact on history.

Antique Silver Spoon Appraisal

An appraisal of an early-to mid-19th century silver spoon created by Joseph Moulton IV of Newburyport, Mass.

Old-fashioned Fun at Lake Sunapee

Take a cruise on a Victorian-era steamboat, visit a general store and enjoy the views of Sunapee Lake with this weekend guide.

Shopping in the Lakes Region

Head to the lakes for the views and great shopping in Center Harbor and Moultonborough.

Best of NH 2013 Coffee Shops, Beverages and Bars

Whether you're looking for a jolt of java, a delicious dessert martini or a local beer, this list has a beverage for you!

A Local NH Comic Book for Charity

Who says comic books are just for fun? Double Midnight Comics in NH created an original bully-fighting teenaged hero whose inspiring exploits — both in print and in a short film — will help fund dream vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Above it All: A Guide to the White Mountains AMC Huts

Roughing it may be part of the appeal when hiking the majestic White Mountains, but even the most intrepid explorers are grateful for the eight havens of hospitality — the Appalachian Mountain Club huts — sprinkled throughout the vast high wilderness.

Best of NH 2013 Desserts, Ice Cream Stands and Bakeries

Did you save room for dessert? We sure hope so since this list is filled with tempting treats from brownies to gelato.

Best of NH 2013 Shops, Services and Beauty

Use this list to plan the best day of shopping ever from clothing and beauty products to pet supplies and custom skis.

Best of NH 2013 Odds and Ends

This Best of NH list includes everything we couldn't fit neatly into categories. Included here are a beer bus tour, a singing chef and an iconic gazebo.

Best of NH 2013 Delis, Catering, Cafes and Breakfast

This portion of Best of NH includes breakfast spots, delis, cafes, local cheese, gourmet meals to go and more.

Best of NH 2013 Fun and Adventure

Get out there and have some fun! This list includes everything from hiking trails and a picnic spot to zip line tours and a day spa.

Best of NH 2013 Regional Favorite Restaurants

Here they are - Your 2013 Readers' Poll choices for favorite restaurants form each region of the state. Included on this list are The Flying Goose Brew Pub, Elm City Brewing Company, Tuscan Kitchen and many more!

Best of NH 2013 Pizzerias and Ethnic Food Restaurants

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

Best of NH 2013 People, Culture, Arts and Music

New Hampshire is home to some very creative people! Visit a gallery, catch a show or find your new favorite local artist.

Best of NH 2013 American and Seafood Restaurants

In this section you'll find finger-licking BBQ, the juiciest hamburgers, traditional clam chowder, the best seafood spot and much more.
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