Letters to the Editor

Spot the Newt

Need a good reason for spotting the newt?

This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a $50 gift certificate for the purchase of handmade artisan soaps and lip balms rich with exotic raw ingredients from Rocky Corner Soapworks of Danville. All products are vegetable based and eco-friendly.

Rocky Corner Soapworks is a proud member of NH Made, the state's official non-profit booster of locally generated products and services.

Spot four newts hidden on ads in this issue, tell us where you found them and you might win an assortment of great gifts from a local company. To enter our drawing, send your answers to:


Spot the Newt

c/o New Hampshire Magazine

150 Dow St., Manchester, NH 03101


E-mail them to newt@nhmagazine.com, or fax them to (603) 624-1310.

Last month's "Spot the Newt" winner is Cindy Wentworth of Piermont. September issue newts were on pages 69, 80, 84 and 86.

Letters to the Editor

Send letters to the Editor, New Hampshire Magazine, 150 Dow St., Manchester, NH 03101 or editor@nh.com.


We're Inspiring

I just finished reading the September issue of New Hampshire Magazine and had to send you a quick note. I have been a subscriber for years and really love where the magazine is going. There are so many healthy, community-focused articles that inspire as well as educate!


I loved the piece on organic Brookford Farm and Certified Local restaurants as well as the piece on UNH's courses in community leadership. I am the president of the Manchester Food Co-op and you did a piece on us a while ago. I wanted to let you know the Co-op is growing and hope to reach 500 member-owners by Labor Day! With great articles like the ones in your September issue I feel like we are on the same page and I am proud to be a life-long resident of NH! Keep up the great work!


Kate Morneau

Manchester Food Co-op

Board of Directors


Missing School

What a great public service to have an updated list of NH private schools [September]. However, I was disappointed to see that Liberty Harbor Academy (Manchester, NH) is missing.


It's a fairly new school but it's my first choice if I still had school-aged kids.


Kathy Wolfson



Bringing Them In

We were very pleased to see the excellent job New Hampshire Magazine did explaining the wine industry in New Hampshire in the September issue. We were even more pleased when we saw the added pictures and video that accompanied the article online. This past weekend we had at least a half dozen guests in our winery who were there because they saw the article.


Bob Manley

Hermit Woods


Spotlight Appreciated

Thank you for your excellent issue giving NH wineries the spotlight. We have all worked hard to produce quality wines, meads and ciders. Your very well-written and photographed story is much appreciated.


Peter and Jane Ellis

Stone Gate Vineyard



Nailed It

Many thanks to Barbara Coles for her kind words about my novel, "Coggerton," in the September Bookshelf column. Ms. Coles nails the essence of the book when she says the protagonist's "conflict is age-old – individual rights versus concern for the common good." "Coggerton" is now available as a paperback at Amazon or from janewingate.com.


Jane Wingate



eMagazine Soon?

I enjoy reading New Hampshire Magazine and was wondering if it is available in electronic format. I recently purchased a Nook and was hoping to get an electronic subscription.





Editor's Note: We're still investigating this possibility but if enough people inquire it might step up the pace.


Prized Possession

My Spot the Newt prize arrived in the mail today! Thank you very much! My husband and I enjoy reading your fabulous magazine cover to cover … keep up the great work! Again, my thanks.


Eileen Dostal



An Honor, But …

The September "Retro" story, "A Third Place," about the Harrisville General Store in Harrisville, NH, identified me as a "founding member" of Historic Harrisville. It would certainly be an honor to share that recognition, but I am instead a recent and dedicated trustee of this wonderful organization. Thank you for the story.


Karen Tolman



Political Perspective

Wow! Mitt Romney really shot himself in the foot by choosing that doofus Paul Ryan as his VP candidate instead of New Hampshire's junior U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte. Not only is Ms. Ayotte very intelligent, articulate and well educated (qualities which Paul Ryan seems to be lacking in), but in addition I would say (very respectfully) Kelly Ayotte is really cute! Also, in an earlier issue you had some books listed that looked to be really, really good. One is a true crime book by Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie titled "Legally Dead." The others are the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series edited by yourself entitled "Live Free or Undead" and "Live Free or Die, Die, Die!" I would love to get my hands on these books. The problem is that, while you provided a website address, in my current circumstances I do not have Internet access.


Jeff Weston

Ridgeville, SC


Editor's Note: Jeff, you can order "Legally Dead" and the NH Pulp Fiction series from Water Street Books, 125 Water St., Exeter, NH 03833-2456. They carry all the titles you mention. Write them to inquire about prices and shipping costs.


Seniors Are Game

My Grandma is a great example of this! [Seniority, August 2012] She embraced the Internet way before me and my parents … seniors are even playing games now like in this article written two weeks ago.


Kyle Murphy

Roseville, Calif.


Creating a Room

The York Show House [September 2012] was in a beautiful spot this year and we all tried to create rooms worthy of the wonderful location. Thank you so much for the comments on the master bedroom and bath – I wanted to create a room you wanted to linger in and enjoy.


Meredith Bohn



Content Cows

Brookford Farm [September 2012] is awesome! We live just three miles from it on the same road and see firsthand how they treat their animals and, boy, what a great life they all have! Their faces say it all … happy and content. Their milk and cheese are raw and so delicious. Prices are fair and I shop there as much as I can to help them be successful so they stay forever!


Kim Edwards



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