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Fall Fashion

When autumn rolls around, my high school friends know that it’s time for something we’ve affectionately dubbed “The Listen Center Challenge.” Listen Services – for those of you outside the Upper Valley – is a multi-branched thrift store with NH locations in Canaan and Lebanon. It’s an incredible community resource with proceeds going toward heating […]

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World’s largest flower blooms in Hanover this week

Dartmouth’s corpse flower is scheduled to bloom on Wednesday, September 21 or Thursday, September 22. The corpse flower or titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium) is the world’s largest unbranched flower, and it only blooms about once every seven years. Blooms are usually considered rare, but 2016 has been a bizarre year for America’s corpse flowers. Many […]

Canaan Meetinghouse interior, courtesy of Canaan Meetinghouse Preservation Committee.

Preservation Projects (you probably haven’t heard of) Happening in NH

If I had an Instagram account, it would be chock full of old buildings instead of selfies or legs at the beach (or are they hot dogs?). My page would worship wood siding, old panes of window glass, slate roofs, and cast iron facades. But I don’t have Instagram, nor do I have a smart […]

Alexis, Bella, and Robin take in some advice from Fritze Till, director of Walpole Community Garden, and permaculture practitioner.

New Hampshire VISTAs

Head’s up: this isn’t a piece about nice scenery. One thing about New Hampshire that’s special (though it probably shouldn’t be) is that it’s pretty easy for a young New Hampshire resident to get involved and effect positive change in their communities. Democracy and community building are definitely not spectator sports in the Granite State. For […]

Jordan with her mom and business partner Lori.

Jozach Jewelers – Young Entrepreneurs in NH

One of my favorite things about living in New Hampshire is that young people have access to lots of resources and are given a lot of room to run. Last month, I wrote about Jesse Demars, a young entrepreneur who owns the Java Cup in Claremont. Jesse’s story isn’t unique. Because the cost of entry […]