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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 […]


The Holidays Are Here Again

It’s that time of year again; the holiday season! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! As we head deeper into December, and town and community celebrations abound, I thought I’d share a few holiday events happening in the Upper Valley this weekend. This Friday, Dec. 4th, kicks off the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce’s […]


Zappos Loves Hanover

On Tuesday, November 10th, residents of Hanover, NH woke up to a pleasant surprise; boxes of goodies gifted from online shoe and clothing retailer Approximately 1,800 plain, white boxes adorned with the Zappos logo were left on the porches and at the end of driveways of residents throughout the town. Inside each box was […]

Jesse Demars admires the art on the wall at the Java Cup.

The Java Cup – Young Entrepreneurs in NH

When I first moved to Claremont, a few years ago, finding a good coffee shop was right near the top of my priority list. Lucky for me, we’ve got a few. Like any mill town worth its salt, Claremont is full of great diners. But the Java Cup is a little different… mostly because of […]


Coffee and Beer Festivals This Weekend!

Coffee lovers, rejoice! The second New Hampshire Coffee Festival is happening this Saturday (September 19th) in Laconia. Presented by the Main Street Initiative of Laconia, the festival is taking place downtown, on Main Street, from 12pm-4pm. This family-friendly event is free! There will be dozens of vendors sharing coffee samples and selling coffee, coffee-related items, […]

Going for a stroll along a garden path

Explore Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

I recently took an afternoon off from work and visited the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH. Have you ever been? Located just off of 12A on Saint Gaudens Road, the National Historic Site features the home, gardens, and studios of prominent American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens lived in the home on the property, […]

Katie sizes up the climbs at Rumney's Waimea cliff.

Climbing in New Hampshire

When I talk about New Hampshire to people from other areas, one of the first things I hit is the quality of our outdoor recreation. Here in Claremont, I can ski, hike, flyfish, and access brand-new mountain biking trails all within ten minutes of my house. And that’s not uncommon for our state – both […]