September 2013

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Music on a September Night at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook

Catching a show at the open air Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook is a great summertime or early fall night out.

Q&A With Flintlock Enthusiast Sean Williamson

If it weren’t for the international orange hunting vest, Sean Williamson — with his flintlock rifle, powder horn and other long-ago gear —could be a frontiersman out to put food on the table.

Take a Family Canoe and Camping Trip

They are great adventures on their own, but put canoeing and camping together and you have the makings for some remarkable memories.

Design Inspiration From the York Show House

Find new ideas from some of Maine and New Hampshire's best designers at the annual Museums of Old York's Show House.

The State is Flat: Keeping Power Out of Politics is a NH Tradition

The barriers to entering politics in New Hampshire are lower than almost any other state. Is this a good thing?

Understanding and Alleviating Migraines

Everyone gets headaches now and then, but migraines are a whole new level. Find out what causes them and how to feel better faster.

How to Decide Whether or Not You Should Go to Court

Going to court - even if you're the one wronged - isn't always the best decision. It can end up costing more time and money than it's worth.

Interview With NHPTV's Sammy Snail

Talk about high hopes. Sammy Snail may not know the ant that tried to move the rubber tree plant, but he’s buddies with Elmo and Cookie Monster and he’s trying to raise funds for a new TV show to be produced at the NH Public TV studios in Durham.

Call of the Wild: The Nature Art of NH Painter Rosemary Conroy

Artist Rosemary Conroy started out in the corporate world until the terrible events of September 11, 2001 prompted her to make a dramatic change.

One-Stop Shops

Even before plans were revealed to turn the I-93 Liquor stores into full-service entertainment centers, our writer was thinking about this trend.

Review of The Merrimack Premium Outlets Food Court

The food court offerings (from healthy salads to mac and cheese) at the Merrimack Premium Outlets might surprise you.

Review of Cuisine Nicoise by NH Writer Hillary Davis

Peterborough's Hillary Davis just released her latest cookbook. Check out our review plus get her recipe for a Pistou Tomato Tart in a Basil Crust.

Lakes Region Barrel Tasting

An opportunity to taste wines right from the barrel at seven New Hampshire wineries in the Lakes Region.

Local Pasta Makers Valicenti Organico of Hollis, NH

Valicenti Organico of Hollis started with its delicious "Red Gravy" and moved on to creating a large number of pasta variations you can find in local stores and restaurants.

Shopping Spots in Contoocook and Hopkinton, NH

Visiting the twin towns of Hopkinton and Contoocook reveals a number of shops worthy of some serious retail therapy.

Early Fall Trip to Franconia, NH

The foliage has begun to turn and we head north to the White Mountains for an early September preview, in the lovely lull between summer and leaf-peepers.

Peter Hunt Paint Decorated Side Table Appraisal

Antiques expert Jason Hackler estimates this painted table to be worth about $800.

Review of Dan Szczesny's The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie

Author Dan Szczesny and his 9-year-old neighbor climbed 52 New Hampshire Mountains in one year. This is the story of their journey.

One-Room School Houses Still in Operation in NH

One-room school houses are not just things of the past - there are still some running right here in the Granite State. Plus, you can visit some that are now historical sites.

September 2013 Letters to the Editor

Your letters to the editor from the September 2013 issue.

Continuing Ed

I think people probably imagine that if they were “discovered” by broadway or hollywood and given a starring role to play they would be able to act without a lot of coaching or training. How hard can it be to pretend to be someone else for a while?

Secrets to Growing the Perfect Tomato

Tomato guru Ken Cook of Dunbarton shares the secrets to raising the perfect specimen that’s both easy to grow and delicious.

The Allure of the Shed: An Exceprt From NH's Howard Mansfield's Latest Book

This opening to Mansfield's chapter titled "Sheds” makes a great introduction to his latest book “Dwelling in Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter."

Practice Meditation in New Hampshire

We know you can't stop being busy, but can you just stop for 20 minutes? Is that enough? Well, according to NH experts, it is. Read on to find out how and where to meditate in NH.

The Student Debt Problem and College Costs in New Hampshire

You can’t really put a price tag on higher education, but colleges and universities do it anyway — and it’s a big one that’s only getting bigger. Why is this happening and is there anything we can do about it?
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  • Red Carpet Show – Fine Furniture by the NH Furniture Masters


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    5 Course Dinner featuring the wine of DeLoach Winery. 5 Course, 5 Wines, 10 Amazing Moments.

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    Featuring more than 130 tables of premium and ultra-premium spirits for sampling, the Distiller’s Showcase will take place. The event...

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