New Hampshire Magazine - September 2010

Letters to the Editor

Need a Good Reason for Spotting the Newt? This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a selection of great local literature including Fritz Wetherbee's latest "In Good Company." The books are all the products of Plaidswede Publishing, which…

Water Way

Enjoying nature from the quiet and calm of a canoe. A canoe is a passport to the beauty found along New Hampshire's lakes, rivers, estuaries, streams and ponds. There is the energetic rush associated with flowing whitewater and the calm…

A Farm Life

Valerie Jarvis says she was a "serious city slicker" when she and her family moved to a farm in Gilmanton Iron Works back in 1994. They soon got the hang of farm life, though, raising a dozen chickens and then…

Head South

Get your kicks on Route 125.Route 125 is better known as the Calef Highway, named for Sen. Austin Calef whose mother founded the iconic Barrington general store. But it actually starts farther north, in Union.Begin at Exit 18, the northernmost…

Happy in a Bottle

Featured Shop - StoLat OrganicsMost people drink green tea for the internal benefits it provides. Amy Gendreau uses green tea for the benefits it provides externally. She is the genius behind the Bergamot Green Tea face and body bar, one…

Laurels for Lamb

Dimensions of the past take a new form.If art is in the details, David Lamb's work is truly a very high art. His creations combine the skills of a master furniture maker with the craftsmanship of a wood carver, tempered…

Different Kind of Caring

The first line of defense in the battle for your good health is often not your doctor.Trying to get a routine appointment with your primary care physician? Dollars to doughnuts, you won't be donning a johnny any time soon. A…

The Spirit of the Stones

In our state built on granite, rocks have an attraction and a message that transcend time and place. "In New Hampshire we have a very deep connection to stone," says Hancock historian Howard Mansfield. "From our love of the Old…

Staying Neutral

Sometimes the key to great design isn't found in bright color. At this year's York Show House, muted tones of gray and beige took center stage.Even expansive summer houses, it seems, deserve a conservative touch in times of fiscal frugality.…

Turn Back Time

Forever younger?Most people of a certain age would never actually want to be "young" again with all the angst and discontent that youth entails. But just about all of them wish they were "younger." Guess what. That's a wish that…