October 2013

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Basics of owning a horse

Owning a horse can be a joy — and a lot of work. Here's what you need to know if you're interested in owning horses.

When You Can Pick-Your-Own at Mack's Apples

What better place to harvest apples yourself than at this family-owned farm that goes back generations.

Demeters Steakhouse

Demeters Steakhouse in Portsmouth offers a high-end steakhouse experience and upscale sports bar atmosphere all in one restaurant.

Autumn Ale Brew

For those who don't usually like pumpkin beers, the Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery's Autumn Ale Brew is the beer for you.

The Cask and Vine

The Cask and Vine in Derry, NH is a haven for those who love good food, wine and, of course, beer.

A New Community Supported Brewery

Dover's 7th Settlement, which opens soon in October, is all about keeping it local.

Mel’s Funway Park

Mel's Funway Park in Litchfield has expanded over the years to offer everything from classic mini golf to batting cages and go-karts.

Voter Apathy in New Hampshire

First in the Nation only matters if we vote. Turnout in local elections has been historically low, but this year could set a new record.

Your Letters From the October 2013 Issue

Your letters to the Editor from the October 2013 issue.

Glass Artist Nanda Soderberg

Rejected and recycled objects get a new take on life

New Hampshire Cornhole

Merrimack carpenter Erik Cook founded New Hampshire Cornhole and created the first Old Man of the Mountain cornhole boards.

Holly Boivin of New Hampshire Wins “Jeopardy!”

Thirteen-year-old Holly Boivin of Nashua, NH won big on “Jeopardy!” during the show's "Kids Week."

Review of "Wicked Cruel" by Rich Wallace

Check out these creepy short stories that arrive just in time for Halloween.


Make your own wine and beer at IncrediBREW in Nashua, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire's Shaker History

Even today, though only three Shakers remain in the world, their legacy endures here in New Hampshire. We are lucky to have two Shaker villages open to the public.

Planning the Manchester Food Co-op

Steven Freeman is well on his way to starting the Manchester Food Co-op.

Great Pumpkin Dishes and Foods for Fall

Find the best pumpkin food items from fudge and ice cream to pasta and bread.

Appraisal of an Amethyst Dish

Polishing and carving stone into dishes and ashtrays was popular in the mid 20th century.

A Fall Foliage Weekend in the Monadnock Region

October seemed the perfect time to drive the back roads of the Monadnock Region, with maple trees in full color and local artists opening their studios for the weekend.

A New Hampshire Church Supper

Food editor Susan Laughlin participates in a longstanding New England tradition - the church bean supper.

Q&A With Paul “Triple H” Levesque

The wrestling megastar is taking on the role of executive vice president of Talent & Live events for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Surprising Shop Finds in Claremont and Newport

Tucked neatly in the northwest area of New Hampshire are the twin towns of Newport and Claremont that, over the last couple of decades, have struggled with a disabled economy. But all that is changing and what has emerged will surprise you.

The Dump Swap Shop

Mark Marony and his family embrace a particular New Hampshire (and New England) tradition - the town dump's swap shop.

The Village Movement Senior Care

The "village movement" are networks of like-minded people with an array of services to help seniors stay in their own homes as they get older.

When Should Women Get Mammograms?

The latest thinking on who should get mammograms, at what age and how often.

Yankee Graftings

It’s always puzzled me how a state like New Hampshire can assimilate so many outsiders and flatlanders and still retain its character and its quirks.

New Hampshire's Real Life Yankees

What, exactly, is a Yankee? We profile three Granite Staters in the hopes of answering that very question.

New Brewery Opening Soon in West Ossipee, NH

The co-founder of Ossipee's Sap House Meadery plans to open Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Company early next year.

Try Something New With White Birch and Earth Eagle

Step outside of your normal beer range with interesting offerings from White Birch Brewing and Earth Eagle Brewings.

Beer Terms 101

Like the worlds of wine and fine cuisine, craft brewing has its own list of terms. We cover the basics to help you understand what everyone's talking about.

Basics of Homebrewing

Think you have what it takes to get into the brewing business? Starting out in the homebrewing world is easy as saying malted grain, hops, water and yeast.

WHYM Beer Cafe

Food Editor Susan Laughlin checks in with the restaurant that's got the beer enthusiast crowd buzzing.

A Day With Granite State Growler Tours

Editors Kathleen Callahan and Erica Thoits spent a day with Granite State Growler Tours on New Hampshire's Seacoast - find out what they thought of the experience. (Spoiler alert: They loved it.)

Beer and Brew Pubs in Northern NH

Amid the natural beauty of the Northern parts of NH are several great craft beer spots.

Finding Beer in the NH Monadnock Region

The Monadnock Region is slowly jumping into the craft beer business that's anchored with Elm City Brewing in Keene.

Upper Valley NH Brew Pubs

The Seven Barrel Brewery and the Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grill are great spots to stop while traveling in the Upper Valley.

Merrimack Valley NH Local Beer Spots

The Merrimack Valley is currently enjoying something of a craft beer growth spurt.

Pumpkin Beer in NH

Love it or hate it, every year as the leaves start to turn and the weather gets colder, pumpkin beers begin flowing.

The History of Frank Jones

Brewing in Portsmouth is built on a solid historical foundation built by Frank Jones and his Frank Jones Brewing Company in the late 1800s.

Beercation at the Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery

Combine vacation and beer into a "beercation" at this inn and brewery in North Woodstock, NH

The NH Seacoast Beer Scene

Our seacoast may only boast 11 miles, but it sure is packed with breweries, beer lovers and even beer history.

NH Seacoast Local Beer Spots

Our coast may be small, but it's just bursting with great beer.
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