New Hampshire Magazine - June 2011

Get a Grip

Paddleboarding is making a splash in New Hampshire.Once reserved for the beach cultures of Hawaii and California, paddleboarding has washed up on the shores of the Granite State - from the ocean to inland mountain lakes, ponds and rivers.Also called…

Gossip Lady

It's a little like Superman. When Jeanné McCartin dons a funky hat, rose-colored glasses and gloves (white, of course), she turns into - ta da - "Gossip Lady," a well-known and much-appreciated character in the Seacoast arts scene. McCartin is…

At Your Service

Offering directions for a new phase of life.If only retirement had a road map. As with any journey, it can be thorny to navigate without a guide. What's out there? Where to go if you have questions? Who can help?Luckily,…

Twist and Turn

The revelation of the second look.David Belser now has something to show for his work. As a software engineer he is not able to show off the beauty of an elegant algorithm, but as an artist working with wood, beauty…

Guardians of the Fire

Andirons epitomize Renaissance Revival aesthetic.Thank you for sending me an image of your fabulous dragon andirons. They are a terrific pair and a telling example about the history of andirons.Andirons (also known as firedogs) were created purely for utilitarian purposes…

"Seaside Gem"

The Fuller Gardens rose bushes - 2,000 of them - come into bloom in June.It was, it seems, a matter of getting joy from other people's enjoyment.When Alvan and Viola Fuller, back in the 1930s, designed gardens for their seaside…

Dad's Day

Forget the tie. We sought out four unique gifts under $100 from around the state that Dad will really love, then asked dads in the office which one they'd be happiest to receive.Elvis Robe and SunglassesThis is definitely for the…

Grilled Jalapeño Poppers (PSK-style)

While you have the grill going, add these hot bites for a tasty appetizer.6 Jalapeño peppers, largest you can find4 ounces PSK Mexican Chorizo, cooked and drained3 ounces Manchego or sharp cheddar cheeseCanola oil as neededToothpicks and grillSlice the pepper…

Kitchen Inspirations

Thinking about renovating or redesigning your kitchen? The Palace Theatre's annual kitchen tour features beautiful ideas you can apply to your own home.Renovating, expanding or redesigning your kitchen is a large undertaking that starts with one simple question: "What do…

Chill Out Your Flab

Give your love handles the cold shoulder.In our never-ending quest to be slim, human beings try just about everything, from the sensible (a balanced, low-fat diet and regular exercise) to the merely hopeful (hello, all-cheeseburgers-all-the-time diet). When stubborn bulges continue…