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Doing Good NH: Starting Point

This week I interviewed Steph Wright, a woman giving back and doing good in North Conway.  Steph was born and raised in the beautiful Upper Valley. Steph left New Hampshire to earn her gender studies and political science degrees from the University of Maine at Farmington. After college Steph lived in Alaska, Montana, California, Idaho, […]


New Hampshire’s Great North Woods (Part One)

When spring skiing starts to feel like that fourth martini at your cousin’s destination wedding where they have a drum circle scheduled for sunset, you know a change is in order. I left early in the AM this last Sunday with my customary thermos of black coffee and a hastily packed lunch. But instead of […]


Still Searching for St. Patrick

Imagine if we were still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The air traffic controllers would probably reroute flights to Dublin on a whim, and college professors would dedicate entire lectures to the nuances of building successful Leprechaun traps. By this point most of us would simply find ourselves face down in our green eggs and ham, […]


Need a Nature Break? Get to Nashua!

Now it may seem crazy that I would prescribe going to the state’s second largest city for your nature fix, but for ease of access and variety within a small driving distance Nashua has much more to offer than meets the eye. Greeley Park If after the Winter, your complexion and body shape have you […]


Sunrise Ascent of Mount Washington

I’ve just signed on as a mule. Or a Mule, rather – a volunteer for the Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington on August 6. The Sunrise Ascent of Mount Washington is ushering in its eighth year in which teams of Adaptive Athletes and Mules climb Mount Washington’s 6,288-foot peak. The event starts pre-dawn with teams assembling […]


NHSaves – How to save on heating and cooling costs

I know it’s a bit early to start thinking about heating costs for next winter, but this past winter should have been enough to at least get you to consider that inevitable expenditure. If just the thought of it stresses you out, you’re not alone. Whether you rent or own, you know that heating your […]


9 to 5: Lincross: Serving Up Jersey Style Subs (And More) In NH

When it comes down to it, managing LinCross Roast Beef and More is truly a family affair. A down-to-Earth sub shop located in Bristol, New Hampshire, LinCross proudly features fresh roast beef (their claim to fame), corned beef, and pulled pork, all of which are prepared and perfected in-house. Headed by manager Chris Labraney, LinCross […]


Last Dinner On The Titanic

I entered the Princess Room at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel a man without tails. I had the money set aside, a sort of slush fund I keep for spontaneous life enriching experiences. I had time, overnight shipping for the perfect, most authentic Edwardian tuxedo was only thirty dollars extra. What stymied this writer was […]


Is a Fixer-Upper Your Key to a New Home?

How do you react to the word “fixer-upper?” Do you see exciting options for a house that may have been neglected or left in poor condition? Or do you cringe at the prospect of getting involved in a renovation project? If you’re hunting for a home and having trouble finding the sweet spot of your […]