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Smuttynose Murders

What really happened on that cold night in 1873 ...The three women had been left alone on Smuttynose, a remote island 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire - their men had gone to Portsmouth for the night. When…

Our Green Valley

Plainfield, N.H: The field is not plain, despite the name. It is on a plain — a plain renowned for a fertility borne of the work of a hundred million years.It was in the warmth of the Mesozoic Era that…

Applying the Susan Boyle Lesson

Featured Shop Mill Brook Gallery . Concord Britain's singing sensation Susan Boyle has taught the world you can't tell a book by its cover. Nor should one judge an art gallery and sculpture garden by location. For more than a…

Sunapee 2009

Our lake and mountain view guide to good eating, sleeping, antiquing, crafting, shopping, schlepping, hiking, history and the many ways to access the sparkling water of one of New Hampshire’s best-kept secrets.Brunch Fest Hey, you’re on vacation — why not…

So Much to Show Us

A N.H. naturalist reveals a world few know about After growing up on a farm in Peterborough, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas thought she knew what there was to know about deer - they were "essentially loners who got into your garden…

Turning Stone Into Vessels

Alabaster and ebony, together in perfect harmony.Ainsley Bodman always enjoyed the intrinsic beauty of rocks, but focused her artistic endeavors on sculpting wood - beautifully simple forms, both human and animal.While touring in Tennessee, she found renewed passion for minerals…

A Glass Dance

As glassblower Trish Dalto says, “Glass is like nothing else; it is difficult and takes real commitment to do well, but it never gets boring. There is so much you can do with the colors.”The new Kalish/Dalto “shard” vases are…

Breaking Through

Rock stars often wear their hometowns as a badges of honor. Everybody knows that Bruce Springsteen hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey; the Beatles came from Liverpool, not London; and Athens, Georgia, might just be another sleepy college town if…

Drive On, P.J., Drive On

America's favorite rich, conservative satirist revisits his reckless youth and finds much to like.Reviewing a book by P.J. O'Rourke is always a challenge, because the temptation is not to comment on it so much as simply excerpt from it. For…

There From Here - A Virtual CD

This “virtual CD” can be yours with nothing more than a blank disc and a few clicks of the mouse. You are welcome to pick and choose and select individual tracks from those below but we recommend you download the…