New Hampshire Magazine - March 2010

Charles Simic - Premier Poet

Above: Photo courtesy of the University of New Hampshire The nation’s newest Poet Laureate already had quite a resumé: 18 books of poetry, one Pulitzer Prize (for “The World Doesn’t End”), finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry (for…

Ally McNair - Redefining Retirement

She has a familiar face, having appeared on New Hampshire television for many years. She also knows the media inside out, having been an award-winning journalist at N.H. Public Television and WMUR. Good credentials for her new volunteer role as…

Lee Lynd - Waking the Green Giant

Above: photo courtesy of Dartmouth College A potentially limitless source of energy is right beneath our feet. It’s not secret coal or oil reserves, it’s grass, plant life — just about anything with cellulose, and cellulose is the most abundant…

Mark Constance - The Producer

Above: Photo by PT Sullivan Mark Constance left the Seacoast to make his mark in the music business, began directing music videos, then migrated into film, helping direct hits like "Terminator 3," "Being John Malkovich" and "Charlie's Angels." Now he’s…

Karl Beisel and Keith Murphy - Game Boys

Above: Photo by John Hession Keith Murphy and Karl Beisel are inviting you back to middle school. Except, this time, there’s beer. The business partners renovated Manchester’s former Omega building into Murphy’s Taproom after founding the New Hampshire Sports and…

Sully Erna - School of Hard Rocks

Above: Photo by Kevin Pletcher, Concert-pictures.com It’s not often that the local band breaks out onto the national and international music scenes, never mind earning three Grammy Award nominations, selling millions of records and headlining major tours. But Godsmack and…

Steve Dignazio - Star of Bethlehem

Photo courtesy of the Colonial Theatre Geographically (distant north) and size-wise (a little more than 2,000 souls) you’d think Bethlehem, N.H., was the sticks incarnate. Well, not exactly. This tiny community has a culture as solid as rock and as…

Arthur Sullivan - Renaissance Realtor

Above: Photo courtesy of Brady Sullivan “If you build it, they will come” works fine for mystical ballfields, but in the rough-and-ready real estate game, the risks are high and the outcomes uncertain. This field is an equal mix of…

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