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Pounding Mist

Although not exclusive to New Hampshire by any stretch of the imagination, seeing the impact of torrential rain on a body of water is truly a sight to behold. At least, that’s how it is at Nutt’s Pond on a stretch of the South Manchester Rail Trail. As I stood, feet damp, hands clammy from the […]

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New Hampshire’s Big Trees

It’s autumn in New Hampshire, which means the leaf peepers are here, the apple cider is hot, and the pumpkins are ready to be picked! For us, the cooler temperatures and fall foliage mean we’re spending a lot more time walking Durham’s trails. On one particular walk through College Woods, my husband mentioned visiting a […]


Small Town Leaf Peeping

I am all about the leaf peeping. I’m a big fan of going all in: driving the Kancamagus Highway, stopping at every chance to take pictures of the endless brilliant foliage, eating every pumpkin-flavored pastry I can find, and hiking muddy terrain to get to the prized waterfall. But I’ve also discovered that small town […]

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Townies Welcome at Hop + Grind

I’ve written about life in a college town before, but did I mention that I didn’t move to Durham until after I graduated from the University of New Hampshire? When we first moved to Durham, we had our doubts – living in downtown Durham as an adult is weird. And, as it turns out, downright […]

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Fifth Annual Women in Technology Event: “Seeing Herself There”

Market Street Talent is co-hosting the fifth annual Women in Technology event on Tuesday, October 9th in downtown Portsmouth! Join us for an evening of networking, career development and community. Our team is passionate about increasing diversity in the tech field, and we’re excited to spread the word about what’s on tap for this year’s […]


Forward Thinking at Throwback

Is there anything better than a sunny, summer beach day on the coast with friends? Probably not. But maybe a trip to a fun brewery that is also a farm and forward-thinking eatery would elongate the already amazing day and keep the summer vibes flowing. Throwback Brewery had been on my list to visit for […]


Sinking Roots in NH: A Recent College Grad’s Story

Growing up in a small, pass-through town in north-central Massachusetts, I was always drawn to Keene’s beautiful Main Street, quick access to the myriad of stores and restaurants, and the convenience of being away from home without being too far from my family. I decided to attend Keene State College in 2015 as a stepping […]

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Woodland Song

While standing just before the entrance of the South Manchester rail trail, I spotted a streak of white gliding through the air. The white steak belonged to a bird that had nestled in the low-hanging branches of a tree to my left. I am familiar with that type of bird — it was a black-capped […]


Small Towns, Big Fun: Summer in the Monadnock Region

The area of Southwest New Hampshire known as the Monadnock Region, where I grew up and still live, isn’t exactly a booming metropolis, but it’s a wonderful place to live — small towns dot the deeply forested landscape, each one offering unique surprises. Here’s a glimpse of how my family spent the weekend—a showcase of […]


Can’t Miss New Hampshire Farms

Last summer I made a commitment to visit as many local farms as I could, and I’ll admit I ended the summer with a few favorite farms. Here are the two I’ll never skip… Butternut Farm (Farmington, NH) I visited a lot of farms last summer and it was easy to see that the family-run, […]