Your Letters From the August 2014 Issue

Send letters to Editor Rick Broussard, New Hampshire Magazine, 150 Dow St., Manchester, NH 03101 or e-mail him at


Didn't Realize
I just received the most recent issue of your magazine [July 2014] and there is a sidebar about Duffy Lewis finally receiving the recognition he deserves. It states that he "patrolled Fenway Park's left field from 1910-1917." While he did play for the Red Sox during those years, he did not play in Fenway Park in 1910 or 1911 because the park was not opened until April 20, 1912.

I must admit to surprise in only learning now that he was buried in an unmarked grave. I am a long-time member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and we usually try to correct such things when we learn
about them.

Clifford Otto

Got It Wrong
Words can't describe my disappointment with the glaring error in Susan Laughlin's piece "Drive and Dine Center Harbor, Lake Views for Relaxed Dining" [June 2014].

As a resident of Center Harbor, I was very excited to read the article, then there it was, jumping off the page, "Belmont" College.

The Coe House was a women's dormitory for BELKNAP College. There are many local folks who attended Belknap College and many others outside New Hampshire.

I think an apology is in order. The Belknap College alumni are very proud of the quality education they received there.

The next time you visit the Coe House, known as Lavinia's, be aware that the comforting Belknap burger you order is a tribute to Belknap College and not the mountain range.

Duke Kline
Center Harbor

P.S. I encourage you to visit the Belknap College website at

Appreciate the Recognition
The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden is extremely pleased to be awarded a 2014 Editor’s Pick for “Immersive Art Experience" [July 2014]. It is fantastic recognition of the work the gallery has done over the past several years in supporting the outstanding artists exhibiting. The gallery is a unique art experience enjoyed by all ages as they explore the annual sculpture exhibit and rotating galleries inside.

Pam Tarbell, Director

iPhone Photography
Just completed your survey for the covers. Nice idea. Having just moved to NH from SoCal five years ago, I am still discovering all there is that makes this place so special. My wife and I visited the river and surrounding valley last weekend and were floored.

I took a few photos on my iPhone that captured the serenity of this place. Feel free to use them as needed.

New Hampshire is brand new territory for me. It is a chance for me to see the Northeast as I have seen the West for all these years. Whether it's a walk behind my home in Auburn at the Audubon Center, a week-long trip to the family camp at Umbagog or, like last weekend, a getaway to see the brilliant Orozco murals at Dartmouth and the surrounding Connecticut River Valley, we are constantly exploring the beauty of NH.

My wife is a landscape painter and she uses much of our weekend trip iPhone photos as source material.

Bill Thompson

Editor's Note: Thanks for the great photo and for weighing in on our cover picks for this month. Anyone interested in participating in our cover survey need only subscribe to the NH Magazine monthly newsletter and you'll become part of our team of creative advisers.

Poetic Tribute
I'm sure you get tons of e-mail from any and everyone with things they feel are worth your time. With that in mind, I won't bore you with some drawn-out request. To the point, I've written a little something that pays tribute to one of NH's long-revered landmarks that's no longer with us. Perhaps it something NH Magazine would consider running. 

The Old Man

Silent and strong you guarded our notch
A sentinel of the north, from on high you                    
     did watch

Great storms you had weathered, many                                  
     years you had stood

A symbol for all that was honest and good
From the days of the trapper, the Indian                     
     then rail

Never once did you waver, stumble or fail
Great wisdom you gathered, a clear vision                 
     you brought

As man built his roads, still your curiosity                  
     he sought

Up they would climb to rest on your brow
Attempting to garner a perspective                             

From high on that perch, both man and                                  
    the stone

They both became one, their soul you                          
     would own  

Still to this very day, we remember your                                 

Much more than that granite, your                               
     memory we embrace

As travelers they walk through paths of                     
    your notch

I ask that they stop and look up from that                 

Take a moment of silence in reverent                          

For our guardian, our sentinel, we’ll never                  

In loving memory, May 3rd, 2003.

G.A. Baribeault

A Few Points
Great issue, and I plan this summer to visit many of the places named Best of NH. If you really like exceptional calamari, go to the [Hanover Street] Chophouse in Manchester and try their Point Judith calamari. It is the best this side of Boston! Enjoyed the very short interview with Alex's mom but wished it had been longer. Also would like a follow-up article about what Alex is doing after "American Idol." Finally, with so many talented NH jewelry designers, I was surprised to find an article about a Maine artisan. Time to promote NH artists in all art mediums. A future article could feature the artisans showing at the League of NH Craftmen's Fair held in Sunapee, NH.

Janet Tamulevich

Editor's Note: Our Artisan writer, Susan Laughlin, is indeed a faithful patron of the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair and uses it to discover new artists that often appear in the pages of the magazine in the following months. Though the talented Lauren Pollaro is now based in Maine, with a degree from UNH and her affiliation with the League (she'll once again be exhibiting at the Craftsmen's Fair), we like to think her roots are all Granite State.


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