Opinion & Humor

Stops Along the Way

So I flew to Iowa to pick my daughter Elizabeth up from school, help her pack up and clean out her dorm room. Then we began the long drive home in her car. Before we left we stopped at my…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a Totally Awesome Gourmet Popcorn basket valued at $75 from Michele's Sweet Shoppe of Epsom (www.nhpopcorn.com). Michele's trademarked motto is "The proof is in…

Fair Enough?

4-H Club members plus carnies times fried dough equals big fun.Labor Day weekend is not only the end of summer but the beginning of fair season in New Hampshire. I'm a huge fan of the fair, and for over 40…

The Garden of Eaten

MEMORIAL DAY All five 4 x 8 vegetable boxes have been planted: two near the house in one garden and three at the edge of the field (where the deer lurk) in the other garden. Both gardens are fenced, the…

Ten Years Later

I guess everyone has a 9/11 story. I was driving to our brand-new offices of New Hampshire Magazine in Manchester when I heard something on the radio about a plane crash at the World Trade Center. It was our first…

Power to the People

The debate about Northern Pass has been electrifying.CAMPTON - The annual Grafton County Republican annual golf outing was typical. There were big name local politicians playing best ball with everyday activists and donors in foursomes.When the speeches and lunch came…

Required Stops

The Secretary of State's office is a "must" for presidential candidates.The campaign for the next New Hampshire presidential primary has been slow to get moving, but once it does, presidential candidates will have to quickly find their way around the…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive this lavishly illustrated book, the largest volume ever written about New England wines, and a $10 voucher toward a purchase of a bottle of…

More Is Better

Why not expand the list of state symbols?For as long as even Fritz Wetherbee can recall, New Hampshire has been sitting atop a ginormous chunk of granite. Why, then, did it take until 1985 to designate granite as the official…

Free Digital Photo Filter

Back in the days when photography used actual film that cost money to buy and even more to develop, it was risky business handing your camera to a kid. To the juvenile eye, almost anything seems like a suitable target…