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pitroad

The Track Experience

Earlier this year, I looked back at the history of New Hampshire’s largest sporting venue, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. What I wanted to do, before I slipped into story-telling mode, was to make a sales pitch. And with the track’s final September race weekend a week away, and weather looking favorable for the moment, now […]

styx

What Once Was Meadowbrook

Live music is hardly a seasonal treat. Given the right stage and the right sound, it’s a treasure you can appreciate all year long. But there is something special about bringing music out-of-doors. I’m not only talking about full-on outdoor shows. Even a streetside busker with a guitar or a little Muzak piped through speakers […]

ryerocks

Eighteen Miles

A while ago, an acquaintance of mine asked why lobster is associated with New Hampshire, when New Hampshire is hardly a coastal state. I gently, and jokingly, corrected him: “Hey, we have eighteen miles of coastline, and we’re proud of every one.” On that number, your mileage may actually vary. It all depends how you […]

ballfieldfromsuite

Before The Ballpark

The iconic visual of Manchester’s downtown has forever been the red-brick mill buildings lining the banks of the Merrimack River, extending up the landscape toward Elm Street along streets and a former canal. Over the years, additions and modifications have created new points of interest and new character to the face Manchester presents from I-293. […]