New Hampshire Magazine - July 2010

We've Got The Goods

Every truly good gift has a story to tell and says something about the giver. Gifts that are made in New Hampshire reflect the spirit of the state and support the good artists and craftspeople who have made it their…

Letters to the Editor

Need a Good Reason for Spotting the Newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a basket of N.H.-made items from White Mountain Attractions (www.visitwhitemountains.com) representing Attitash, Cannon Mountain, Clark's Trading Post, the Cog Railroad, the Conway Scenic Railroad,…

An Icon We Can All Look Down On

Those who regularly read this magazine are probably aware we have a mascot of sorts: the red-spotted newt. And those who have read the magazine for a long time are probably saying to themselves, “Enough with the the red-spotted newt,…

Old Man or Big Wind?

Could a tour of the state’s singularities cause some unintended consequences? As a kid growing up in the machine-polished state of Massachusetts, I considered New Hampshire something of a madman’s paradise. America’s answer to Australia — a land of assorted…

Down Under’s Didgeridoo

Brian Charles went to Juilliard as a young man to train as an oboist, but on a trip to Australia he became charmed by a more ancient instrument — the didgeridoo. “It allows the performer freedom to express music in…

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…

Sand Man

For Greg Grady the beach isn't just a place to stick an umbrella in the sand and enjoy the ocean. For him the beach is a place to create and display his - and others - fabulous sand sculptures. A…

Fire Up the Grill

Smoky and Spicy! In a blind taste test, our staff compared four N.H. barbecue sauces from around the state. Here’s what they thought.Beasley’s Barbecue SauceThis traditional barbecue sauce has a good balance between heat and a sweet smoky flavor. This…

Spooky Portsmouth

Make no bones about it, Portsmouth is a community that takes its Halloween seriously. On the last night in October, under rain or clear skies, creativity is on full display in the annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade. Streets downtown are closed…

Mountain Magic

It’s a short drive, but this loop around Mt. Washington is packed with glorious winter scenery, outdoor sports and maple sweetness. Drive it in either direction, but the best views are north through Crawford Notch and south through Pinkham.Begin where…

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