Pass It Forward

I have just read the article about our New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, and am thankful to see such a thorough and carefully, thoughtfully written piece. I find it to be very well-written, open and fair-minded and would very much like to be able to forward it online to friends and family of mine around the country. Will that be possible? I would appreciate any information regarding this that you might provide.

Thank you for this important, informative and thoughtful article.

Susan Nicholls
Parishioner, Trinity Episcopal Church

Editor’s Note: Because of the interest this story has created, we do plan to run the entire text online once the issue has had its run on the newsstands. Watch for it to be posted, then feel free to send it along.

Odd and Even

Regarding your November Editor’s Notes, I too am amazed that your name wasn’t right up there with Dan Brown or Dr. Brothers. It must have been an oversight.

I congratulate you on your unbiased article on Bishop Robinson. A lot of editors might feel that is a touchy subject. Keep those issues of the “best of” coming. We really enjoy them.

Ann F. Peterson

Masterful Work

Kudos to John Walter and Mark Corliss for the exquisite, beautifully written piece on the artistry of Jon Brooks [Oct. 2005]. The spirit of Jon and his wife, Jami Boyle, was perfectly captured.

It has been one of the ultimate experiences of my career to have been selected by Jon and Jami as the only authorized tour guide of their property, home and studio. During our short, four-hour tour, our friends have marveled on how they, to a person, have been transformed by sharing the intimacy of this incredible place called ArtSoul! The world of art and principle salutes New Hampshire Magazine for its decision to highlight this master.

Carol R. Bonow

Editor’s notes: Carol Bonow operates a “slow travel” agency in Milford, offering small, exclusive private tours in the U.S. and abroad.

Missing a Page

I love reading your magazine — all the parts. Actually I don’t really look much at the ads except for the newts. My son helps me with that.

I have been meaning to contact you regarding an older issue I was reading in a doctor’s office several months ago. It was from October, maybe two or three years ago. There was an article about an old mill in Windham where I grew up that we used to call the Umbrella Factory. It has since been restored as a beautiful home. Much to my dismay, someone had torn out a page and I wasn’t able to read the entire article.

Is there any way of obtaining a copy of that issue, or at least that article with its wonderful pictures?

Roberta Feder

Editor’s Note: Many back issues of New Hampshire Magazine are available.

Contact Shannon Spiliotis at sspiliotis@nh.com for details.

What About Us?

I am enjoying my new subscription to New Hampshire Magazine. I do offer a friendly suggestion. We in the north often feel neglected by attention paid to our more populated neighborhoods in the south. A little attention on how well Meredith has been developed over the years might be featured, especially during the winter holidays.

There is an interesting Winnipesaukee Playhouse in the Weirs that is managing to do better than I anticipated. Don’t forget the pristine beauty of the Connecticut Lakes as far north as you can get.

And Lakeport Square has certainly improved and has also benefited from the conversion of an old knitting machinery mill, Scott & Williams, into the beautiful Lake Opechee Inn & Spa and the Winnipesaukee Expo, a convention center.

Alex Ray [owner of the Common Man restaurants] will be opening two new restaurants soon, the diner in Manchester that you wrote of, and I heard another in an old mill in Claremont. I was hoping Alex Ray would consider a new eatery in the new Lake Opechee Inn & Spa. At any rate, Alex deserves a feature. He has won a New Hampshire Main Street Award and he is thoughtfully helping recover from Hurricane Katrina. I’m sure he’s done much more than I am aware of.

You did feature the Lakes Region area in the August issue written by my friend, Ruth Doan MacDougall, on her favorite haunts. Ruth was the recipient of the New Hampshire Writer’s Project New Hampshire Literary Award today in Manchester. She has followed in her father’s footsteps with her own steps; as a matter of fact, she is continuing her father’s footsteps by updating his hiking books on a regular basis.

Dorothy Duffy