New Hampshire Magazine - April 2010

Strategic Stops

Advice for Palin on the path to the presidencyA few months back former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin released a book that was either an attempt to run for president, an attempt to make money or both.But if she…

Sparkle City

From dingy to dynamite — the latest in tooth whitening. Want to look younger? Land a job? Attract a mate? Appear polished for a special business event? The motivations behind tooth whitening are as varied and seemingly endless as the…

Rocking Stockings

Surprise Santa with a sense of style.After 33 years as a high school business teacher, Pam Chaffee thought it was time to put down the books. Three years ago she gave up computer software for soft fabrics, feathers and felt.The…

Nature Nurtured

Polymer clay — transformed.In a word — stunning. How else to describe the wearable fine art of Kathleen Dustin of Contoocook?Dustin has taken a crafter’s medium without a fine art history and given it a shining presence. Polymer clay (Fimo)…

A Different Sort of Jelley

Sweet and Spicy! In a blind taste test, our staff compared four N.H. gourmet pepper jellies from around the state. Here’s what they thought and which one they liked the best.LollipopTreeSweet vidalia onions and bell peppers, combined with tart cranberries…

The General's Byway

You get both history and beauty on this driveAdmittedly, unless an early snow blankets the roadsides, November is not the state's most scenic month. So we've selected a route filled with historic sites, following New Hampshire Revolutionary War hero General…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month’s lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a gift basket from A Brush With Life (www.abrushwithlife.net).An Art Nouveau wine theme adorns all eight pieces in the basket: slumped recycled wine bottle…

Inches From Doom

How I survived hip-deep sidewalk snow piles.It seems to me that, in the last couple of winters, the sidewalks in my fair city have become more difficult to traverse.Perhaps the passing of the years has something to do with it,…

Ninja Sensei

Leon Drucker (left) was introduced to the ancient art of Ninjutsu 25 years ago and since then has trained intensively, including in Japan under the last of the ninja masters. Today he is one of the most senior instructors of…

Boardroom in the Bedroom

As the economic landscape continues to change, many Granite Staters are looking for ways to create professional yet comfortable offices right in their own homes. Attend the board meeting in your robe and slippers? Why not? For many professionals, the…

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