New Hampshire Magazine - July 2011

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…

Gorham Getaway

Moose and fine dining are the lures.We found peaceful paddling, a stone profile and some railroad history in the North Country town of Gorham.Dinner at Libby's BistroWe couldn't fit dinner at Libby's Bistro and a moose tour into Saturday evening,…

A Brother's Lament

Dean Smart offers a unique perspective on a murder that rocked the world.The police officer blocked his entrance and tried to block his view but Dean Smart, standing on the doorstep, saw the body through the screen door. His brother,…

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.…

Throwback Brewery

Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier of Throwback Brewery have a vision - to go "old school" when brewing beer.Before Prohibition brewers made beer with what ingredients were locally available, and the beer was consumed in the same town in which…

Political Science?

The Granite State isn't eager to serve as a national lab rat.States, in theory, are supposed to be the "laboratories of democracy." The challenge of how to solve some of the nation's biggest problems is supposed to be undertaken by…

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…

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