The Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: Improving the Lives of People and Pets

At Mascoma Bank, one of our most important goals is to be a force for positive change. No less an authority than Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” If that’s true, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is making us all look good. 

Posted by Mariah Davis on Aug 8, 2019
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Rediscovering Independent Bookstores in the Upper Valley

Where can you go to find quite a lot of humanity’s collective wisdom, plus a whole lot of wonderful entertainment, at your fingertips for a very reasonable price? And where there are friendly, knowledgeable people eager to help you find what you’re looking for?

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jun 18, 2019
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Defeating the Invaders—What to do with Invasive Species

The aliens are coming, if they are not already here. And we don’t mean little green men from Mars. We mean plants—invasive plants, to be precise.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Jun 11, 2019
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Surviving Spring: Black Flies

“They’re baaaack!” By which we don’t mean supernatural evil spirits come to terrorize you in your home. We mean something even worse, and very much of this world—black flies.

Posted by Janet Costa on Jun 4, 2019
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Mascoma Bank receives award from American Psychological Association

Mascoma Bank is thrilled to announce that we were honored with the American Psychological Association’s 2019 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a ceremony on March 28 in Washington, DC.

Posted by Mascoma Bank on May 28, 2019
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Golfing for Good

Golfers in the Upper Valley never need much of an excuse to spend time on the greens. The slightest hint of warm weather brings them out in droves in early spring, and they stay out there driving, chipping, and putting until their fingers freeze in late October or early November.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on May 22, 2019
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Time to Think about Joining a CSA

As we begin to emerge from our winter hideaways and notice the green that's starting to pop all around, consider that it’s the perfect time to consider joining a CSA!

Posted by Sarah Powell on May 1, 2019
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Upper Valley Farm Shares

If there are such things as “food deserts,” what we have during the summer in the Upper Valley is a “food rain forest.”

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Apr 24, 2019
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Tech Support in the Upper Valley—Who You Gonna Call?

How much do you depend on your smartphone, iPad, laptop, or tablet? If any one of those devices stopped working right now, just how far up a creek without a paddle would you be? Does the thought alone make you break out in a cold sweat?

Posted by Janet Costa on Apr 17, 2019
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Environmental Volunteering in the Upper Valley

There’s always that point in an Upper Valley winter when you are gripped with a dreadful possibility—spring will never come! There’s just too much snow, too much cold, too much ice, for spring to ever find its way home. The crocuses and daffodils don’t stand a chance.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Apr 10, 2019
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