New Hampshire Magazine - March 2011

Spring Snowshoeing

As everyone who lives in New England knows, the vernal equinox in March does not necessarily (or likely) coincide with t-shirt weather and outdoor fun on the green grass with the family. While the temps slowly and grudgingly make their…

Piper Laureate

Paddy Keenan is a legendary Irish uilleann piper. He rose to international fame playing with the Bothy Band, perhaps the first group to take Irish "session" music, typically played in a circle, before a live audience, infusing it with the…

Spotlight on Artisans

Featured Shop – Village Goldsmith Gallery, DoverNow over a year in a new location, this slender gallery is stuffed with the colorful talents of local artists including distinctive work by goldsmith (and owner) Jim Livermore. Known for custom work and…

Hot Glass and Cold Cuts

Partners in life and career create a singular vision.She cuts glass. He blows glass. But they work together to create each piece.The partnership of Michael Kraatz and Susan Russell is 30 years strong. The couple met teaching high school art…

Prized Pieces

A chest of drawers - once part of an elegantly handcrafted highboy.Thank you for sending me an image of your chest of drawers. It is a nice piece and tells an interesting story. Originally made as the upper section for…

Irish for a Day

In Concord at a get-together that's big-time green.Does March 17 sound like too long to wait for a day of green clothes, corned beef and copious amounts of beer? Fortunately, the St. Patty's Day festivities start early this year with…

The Sap is Flowing

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes fresh New Hampshire maple syrup. Cormier's SugarhouseThis is a bold, sweet syrup with a strong maple aftertaste like a Grade B that lingers on the tongue. For those looking for…

Keep It Personal

Thinking of creating a stunning backyard garden? Lower the cost with these DIY project tips. Gardens can add style and value to a home, but they can also leave a large hole in your pocket. However, if you're willing to…

Sneezy? Wheezy?

How to find relief for seasonal allergies.Ah, springtime in New Hampshire. Gloomy darkness and biting winds morph into glorious sunshine and caressing zephyrs. Birds chirp and green shoots erupt from the earth. Hope and renewal fill the air. Only problem…

Jon Brooks – Wood, Whimsy and Re-birth

A man who carved a career out of wood now rises from the ashes of disaster with an important show of his work, beginning this month at the Currier Museum of Art.When a fire destroyed New Hampshire native Jon Brooks'…

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