Anne Bilodeau

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Try One of These Monadnock Coffee Shops

Coffee lovers, do you sometimes feel as if national chains have taken over your world? And does that make you a little sad? Not that you aren’t grateful for the drive through when you’re already late to work or a mid-afternoon slump has you craving some tasty concoction with a double shot of caffeine.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Nov 6, 2018
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Columbus Day Weekend in the Monadnock Area

Columbus Day Weekend is always a time for festivals and fairs in New England. Fall foliage is typically at its peak during this long holiday weekend, and it’s often our last chance to unwind before the grays of November set in, soon to be followed by the whites of winter.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Oct 3, 2018
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Have Fun This Fall in the Monadnock Region

No matter the time of year, there’s always something interesting going on in the greater Monadnock area. That’s especially the case during the busy foliage season, when Labor Day Weekend and Columbus Day Weekend bring a flurry of fall festivals.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Aug 17, 2018
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Playing Golf in the Monadnock Region

 Die-hard golfers, at least of the New England variety, start playing the game before the ground thaws in the spring and keep playing until snow falls in November.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Jul 26, 2018
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Escape the Grill and Try Some Fine Dining in the Monadnock Region

Summer finally arrived, and you were so excited to fire up the grill. Remember? Hamburgers and hotdogs never tasted so good. You grilled marinated steaks, made veggie kabobs, roasted corn, and grilled wild-caught salmon.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Jun 21, 2018
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Get Out! In the Monadnock Region, That Is

Summer is the most fleeting of the New England seasons, so take a moment to bask in the sunshine and just breathe deep and enjoy the moment. If you want to make the most of the warm weather, take another moment to plan a couple of things to do in the great outdoors.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Jun 12, 2018
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Check Out Keene’s Pub Scene

Is there a difference between a bar and a pub? Maybe not technically. Both places will serve you a drink and maybe some food. But a bar can encompass anything from a high-end martini bar to a low-rent dive, whereas a pub always carries with it the promise of comfort and camaraderie.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on May 1, 2018
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Exploring Keene’s Public Parks

Once upon a time, there were so many elm trees in Keene, New Hampshire, that the city earned the nickname Elm City. The moniker still shows up in the names of businesses and sports teams—there’s the Elm City Brewing Company and the Elm City Derby Damez, for example.

 

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Apr 24, 2018
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A Year of Festivals in Keene, New Hampshire

If you live in the Monadnock area of southwestern New Hampshire or you plan to visit, it’s time to get out your 2018 calendar and block out a day (or two) for one of the area’s numerous festival weekends.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Mar 20, 2018
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Exploring Mount Monadnock

Unless you live in or visit the state, you might not know much more about New Hampshire than its scrappy state motto: Live Free or Die. Bold words! And, indeed, New Hampshire attracts its share of stalwart individualists who like living in a state that has no income tax or sales tax.

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Mar 15, 2018
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