Arts & Shopping

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…

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…

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…

Postcards from the Edge

Tom wanted to revisit his childhood summer in the quaint camps and villages that surround our state's biggest lake. His wife, Stacy, a city girl, was reluctant to linger where the culinary and cultural highlights were not separated by blocks,…

Vacations For Your Mind

Just because you are vacationing in your own backyard doesn’t mean you can’t use this summer to explore the world.The humble book may seem like a primitive technology, but it’s unsurpassed in taking the mind on trips abroad. No matter…

Photogenic Florals

Capturing the transient beauty of the garden. Judy Stalus would like you to stop and see the roses, or maybe the tulips or delphiniums. "People don't take the time to see the beauty around them," says Stalus, who has been…

Get Exercised Outdoors

Couch potatoes, arise! Stephen Priest sees his torn Achilles tendon as "good fortune." Without the injury (now years ago) he wouldn't have become an outdoor enthusiast nor written a book about it. When Priest's doctors told him that there was…

Serious Strangeness

Some unbelievable tales with “just enough truth” It’s one weird tale after the other — 279 pages of them. The events took place (we think) all over New England, but “Weird New England” [Sterling Publishing Co., $19.95] has plenty of…

Historic Opportunities

Our Top 10 neighborhoods where History and community combine."I think what makes New Hampshire special is that many of our villages are still intact, with the same architectural features they've had for 100 or 200 years," says Nadine Peterson, preservation…