New Hampshire Magazine - April 2010

Name Game

Would a Granite Stater by any other name smell as sweet? If you hail from the great state of Texas you are known as a “Texan.” If you are from the upper peninsula of Michigan you are called a “Yooper.”…

Bronze Bomber – Scotty Lago

A little over a month ago most people in New Hampshire would have struggled to identify 22-year-old Scotty Lago in a picture. Now the Olympic snowboard half-pipe bronze medalist has one of the most recognizable faces — or abs, depending…

History Imagined

What happened to Louisa May Alcott in Walpole?In the summer of 1855 the Alcott family, including 22-year-old Louisa May, were forced to move to Walpole, N.H., due to poverty — a kind family member’s charity gave them a rent-free home…

Knowing the Score

Don’t pull a Martha Coakley and be clueless about the home team.Six years ago I drove to Warner to meet a Congressional candidate for lunch — an environmental activist who authored a book on how the federal government should substitute…

Delivering the Goods

Spring and a new growing season bring the opportunity for chefs and farmers to sow new relationships.It’s spring. Farmers are furrowing their fields and dropping in seeds, tiny reservoirs of life that ask only for the right amount of water…

Healing in Harm’s Way

Years ago we published a story about one of our nation’s founding fathers, a country doctor from New Hampshire named Josiah Bartlett. Bartlett rose from humble origins to study medicine, moved to Kingston and set up a successful practice.But when…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month’s lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive $50 worth of recycled glass suncatchers from Real Green Goods, an earth-friendly department store selling green products for sustainable living, all in one location.…

The Republic Café

You are invited to gather for coffee and much, much more. The Republic Café reminds me of a Seattle village café or a neighborhood eatery in Europe. Comfortable. Simple. Local.The hardwood floors are dark and worn. Hanging white lights recall…

Making A Move

These seniors are off their rockers — in a good way.Giving up your home can be hard. But making the move to the right retirement community can be an enjoyable alternative — as well as an adventure.Very few people actually…

Singing for Spring

Featured Shop – Duncraft • ConcordAccording to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the purple finch is the bird that Roger Tory Peterson famously described as a “sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.” While his description may be accurate, the purple finch…

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