New Hampshire Magazine - June 2020

We’ve been honored to feature profiles on the state’s most excellent nurses for the past few years in partnership with the NH Nurses Association — and this year more so than ever. Current events reveal the crucial role these unsung heroes play as they work the front lines of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our interviews with these remarkable nurses will give you an idea of the training and character required to exhibit excellence in this lifesaving career. And our feature by Barbara Coles on the past, present and future of pandemics in New Hampshire is a fascinating (and hopeful) look at how the state is coping this time around. Summer is a time of year when the outdoors beckons. Our state’s most famous estuary, The Great Bay, is a vast and wonderful area to explore and it plays an important role in the health of our seacoast environment. The people who love and protect the Great Bay are unsung heroes of another kind. Of course, useful stories on travel and fun in the Granite State still appear in this issue, but we’ve focused on those attractions, like camping, reading and gardening, that welcome social distancing.

There’s plenty to use and enjoy the June issue of New Hampshire Magazine. If you are still hunkering down, I hope you find some joy and vicarious freedom in our pages. Feel free to let me know, one way or the other. I love getting letters from readers.

Be well and be kind,
Rick Broussard

My New Normal

As both a writer and borderline hermit, says Adi Rule, she was already living in quasi isolation pre-COVID-19. But actual isolation now has her worrying about potentially exploding chickens, a Cheez-It obsessed parrot and high-stakes games of virtual whist.

Excellence in Nursing Awards 2020

Until recent events reminded the world of just how much we need them, nurses were the unsung heroes of the medical community. These talented individuals provide their skills and sacrifice on a daily basis, and now thanks to COVID-19, we have a glimpse of the debt we owe. New Hampshire Magazine, in partnership with the New Hampshire Nurses Association, is proud to say thanks to them all by calling out a few in our Excellence in Nursing Awards.