New Hampshire Magazine - February 2010

A Light in the North

Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to make things happen.The sun was rising over the Franconia Mountain Range as New Yorker Karen Melanie LaRocco gripped her morning coffee. It was then that she knew this was the porch, this was…

The Girls Next Door

With the fully informed consent of my wife, I’ve been carrying on a 20-year “affair” with my next door neighbor. It started shortly after we moved to New Hampshire. She saw me working in the yard and pointed out that…

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…

On Patrol

They do it — not for riches — but because they love it.It takes a different breed. Though being on ski patrol is often glamorized by movies and tall tales, the men and women who spend their days outdoors in…

Affairs in Order?

Now’s the time to plan and organize.Some people avoid certain topics like the plague: politics, religion and the big doozy, “who gets what after I’m gone.”After all, it’s much easier to come up with a “Bucket List” of things you…

In Support of Women

Featured Shop: Zoë & Company• Concord.Zoë & Company, 92 North Main Street, Concord, is where you’ll find the lights on after the sun goes down. This classy storefront, with stretchy store hours, is not your typical Main Street boutique. It’s…

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…

Matters of the Heart

The technology isn’t Star Trek yet, but it’s getting there.When it comes to health, our cardiovascular system plays a starring role, with the survival of every organ hinging on the continuous, pulsating beats of our heart. Is it somewhat ironic,…