New Hampshire Magazine - February 2010

Sniffing out the Christmas Spirit

p>Fragrant and cozy!In a blind (smell) test, our staff compared three N.H. holiday soy wax candles from around the state. Here’s what they thought.Sweet Grass FarmThe Holiday Greenery Candle has the most subtle scent of all three candles. The smells…

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…

Mastering Furniture

Pushing classical design to the edge.Terry Moore, a native of Wales, settled in the Newport area around 1980. Without any official training, he began making fine furniture after gaining a reputation making kitchen cabinets. With several years experience, and work…

Where the Hearth Is

Pellet and wood-burning stoves heat up your home without burning a hole in your pocket or the ozone layer. As we near cooler fall weather, it will soon be time to start turning up the heat. But since everybody's going…

Letters to the Editor

Spot the Newt Spot four newts like this one (pictured) hidden on ads in each issue, tell us where you found them and you might win an assortment of great gifts. To enter our drawing for a free gift basket,…

Just Can't Wait

Now there’s an alternative to ERsIt probably happens to everyone at one point or another: You twist your ankle while doing yard work on a Saturday morning, or your child suddenly develops an intense ear ache after dinner on a…

Was Hillary Right?

Here, being female is a political advantage A month before the last New Hampshire Primary I was having a beer with Hillary Clinton. At the time she was leading polls in nearly everywhere, except in Iowa where she curiously never…

Nifty N.H. Apps

An open letter to Mr. Steve Jobs of Apple Inc.Dear Mr. Jobs:While working my way through a stack of magazines recently, I noticed they all contained promotions for your new generation iPhone and all the nifty applications that can now…

An Iraqi Christmas

My wife and I are going through near-empty-nest syndrome: one daughter in college in Iowa, one son more or less on his own and one daughter living at home while taking courses at New Hampshire Technical Institute. But suddenly, back…