New Hampshire Magazine - July 2011

Fun Food Finds

New eateries pop up in Portsmouth.Seems like just yesterday when restaurants were empty on Thursday nights and the less creative of the bunch were closing down. Well, the wind has certainly changed and I am smelling fresh-baked bread, spicy chicken…

Stops Along the Way

So I flew to Iowa to pick my daughter Elizabeth up from school, help her pack up and clean out her dorm room. Then we began the long drive home in her car. Before we left we stopped at my…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a Lake Winnipesaukee day cruise for two on the The M/S Mount Washington (www.cruisenh.com). The ship visits five ports on the big lake and…

Fresh & Fun

You don't have to have salt water for great snorkeling.When people think of snorkeling, the images that may first spring to mind are of people sporting wet suits and tumbling off the sides of yachts into blue tropical waters, but…

The Flag Police

In 1942 Congress passed the Flag Code, which outlines what can and can't be done to the American flag. There were no penalties prescribed, though, so enforcement has been sketchy. Too sketchy for Steve Fowle, editor of The New Hampshire…

Shopping Hot Spots in Wolofeboro

Featured Shop – The General Wolfe, Wolfeboro Fine FurnitureSet the GPS for 518 Main Street, Wolfeboro, and head just south of town to the big red barn that has more sparkle than fireworks over the lake. Clustered throughout the store…

See Worthy

From ceramic pots to snapping turtles.Glen MacInnis of Auburn is swimming in ceramic turtles. It all began about 10 years ago when he spied a snapping turtle on the banks of the Merrimack River and ran to get his sketchbook.The…

Souvenirs of an Age

A popular 19th-century way of remembering.Thank you for sending me images of your souvenir spoons. They are terrific pieces that tell an interesting story. I have always been fascinated with souvenir spoons and remember helping my grandmother polish hers when…

Steeped in Tradition

The tea-stained Betsy Ross flag is a favorite for the Fourth. A few years back, action star and conservative activist Chuck Norris called on tea partiers to stop using the modern American flag as a way to protest big government.…

Shades of Chartreuse

Keep your yard cool, clear and charming through spring and summer with the art of shade gardening. Persistent sun will keep a few would-be gardeners inside this summer, but most will bear the heat grudgingly and a few will enjoy…

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