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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 […]

Annual trip to Ray's Seafood restaurant: check!

Lobster isn’t Just Food, it’s Tradition (Plus a Recipe!)

For months, my social media feeds have been flooded with dreamy images of ice cream, summer produce, and locally-caught seafood. New Hampshire summers are very food-centric, and for many native Granite Staters, these foods are tradition. For me, this is especially true of lobster. As a kid, the Isles of Shoals was my home away […]

A US Forest Service Ranger addresses the volunteers on the John Sherburne Trail work day.

Granite Backcountry Alliance: Building Backcountry Skiing in New Hampshire

A crowd of skiers and snowboarders gathers in the parking lot at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. They review their gear and make a plan before heading out on the trail to Hermit Lake Shelter. Everyone seems prepared, but there are no skis. Or snow. Also, it’s June. Instead, this group gathers to perform a […]

Red Clover in Oil

Do you GALA?

If you asked me to define community, I would ramble on about people gathering over shared meals, common interests or for the goal of our “greater good.” I would say that a strong sense of community leads to happy and healthy people because they feel loved and supported. I would tell you a strong sense […]