New Hampshire Magazine - May 2010

Conspiring to Inquire

The Truthers are out there ...In March 2010 people attended the annual meeting in the tiny Cheshire County town of Richmond. The town hall is idyllic: wood-paneled floors, wooden benches and a small stage. This year voters cut $63,000 from…

Gardens of English Inspiration

Once upon a time there was a little English boy who dreamed of gardens. When his family came to America, they found their way to a tucked-back spot in Franklin, N.H., just a stone’s throw from the birthplace of Daniel…

All in the Family

The Common Man Restaurants gain a few new siblings.Some people keep adopting kids. Alex Ray keeps revitalizing old buildings that become part of his Common Man Family of Restaurants. It will soon be his 40th anniversary in the restaurant business.What…

No Drama Divorce

Lower the emotional heat and work it out with mediation.Until you’ve been divorced, you just don’t know what it’s like.Divorce is easily the most-thought-of segment of legal endeavors known as “family law.” It’s one of the greatest legal misnomers because…

Running by the Garden

Spring is now in full bloom so I can admit it. I’m not fond of crocuses. They pop up when the ground is still frost pocked and littered with the dead brown scales of the previous year, but their blossoms…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a Bug Baffler shirt ($35)and pants ($25). Bug Baffler Inc. of Goffstown (www.bugbaffler.com) provides insect protective clothing for all outdoor activities. Keeps blackflies, mosquitoes…

Give it a Tri

You can build the endurance you need. They swim, bike and run all in one day.The most notorious is the Ironman, a gruesome day at the beach featuring a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and then a full…

More “Cereal-sly”

Featured Shop – [me] and goji • Barrington.It’s a slam dunk hit — [me] and goji, based in Barrington, has people all over the country waking up to a new concept in cereal. It’s a make-your-own online artisanal cereal from…

Terra Fructi

Finding room for growth in the dark.Liz Richards and Emily Bragonier followed their dream of starting a small farm in the fertile Upper Valley. Knowing that the region hardly needed more pumpkins, they researched local needs and decided to establish…

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