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A Year Of Advice

In the North Country we notice when the bank gets new all-weather mats. We order dessert with our breakfast. We know who is shopping at the Co-op by the cars in the parking lot. We appreciate when the local coffee shop refreshes the Lavender and Linen candle in their unisex restroom. We have around-town camouflage […]

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Time for some yard work!

I don’t want to jinx us, but I think spring is finally here! Don’t get me wrong – the winter is fun and all, but it’s April and it’s time to get on with it. Spring means grilling, running, hiking, biking, swimming (if you’re brave), and most importantly, yard work! Okay, maybe yard work isn’t […]

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A Townie Experience: Poetry Out Loud

ˈtounē ˌikˈspirēəns – (compound noun) one’s witnessing locally the humble intersection of age, profession, and political persuasion, which evokes a latent appreciation for one’s hometown Have you had any “townie experiences” lately? Their elusiveness lies in their familiarity. In other words, the most organic townie experiences are the most ordinary: when the camaraderie at the […]

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Why I Boomeranged from the Big City Back to the Granite State

When out-of-staters think of New Hampshire they often assume it’s a quaint little state adorned with winding dirt roads, cattle-covered pastures (ever heard of “Cow Hampshire”?), and simple minded townies. It’s small–town, Northern living at its finest – right? Maybe. Maybe not. Because the longer I’m on this planet, the more I’ve come to realize my life […]

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Go Solar in 2017

If you own your own home and plan to stay there for the long haul, you should put solar panels on it now. Yes, it costs money to do so, BUT if you’re in your forever house, solar panels could save you tens of thousands of dollars over the long-term, and the environment will appreciate […]