Janet Costa

Janet Costa

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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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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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Winter in the White Mountains

This is hard to believe, but not everyone who lives in the White Mountains loves to ski or snowboard. Some of us, in fact, don’t like it at all. When winter sets in, we hibernate for months, reading books and binge-watching our shows.

Posted by Janet Costa on Mar 19, 2019
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Volunteer at Tax Time!

 It’s not often that the word “taxes” leads to a discussion about volunteer opportunities. But there actually is a chance for you to turn tax season into a time for giving back to your community.


Posted by Janet Costa on Feb 12, 2019
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Making a Difference at the Museum

Do you ever count the many blessings that have come your way and think that you would like to give back to your community in some meaningful way? Do you entertain the idea of serving as a volunteer somewhere, but you’re just not sure where?

Posted by Janet Costa on Jan 15, 2019
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Preventing Winter House Fires

Winter in New England is the season for wool socks, hot chocolate, and flannel sheets. But it’s also the time of year when people’s houses are most likely to catch on fire.

Posted by Janet Costa on Jan 1, 2019
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Entertainment Highlights for October

As the nights turn cold in the Upper Valley, the heat turns up on live theater and music. In the month of October, music and theater lovers have an opportunity to enjoy some of biggest names in national and international entertainment.

Posted by Janet Costa on Sep 4, 2018
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Throwing Shade at Summer Heat

So you survived the summer heat wave of 2018—barely. No doubt you were grateful for electric fans, window a/c units, central air, and overhead fans.

Posted by Janet Costa on Aug 2, 2018
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Meet the Artists Who Put the White Mountains on the Map

If you live in Northern New Hampshire, you already know that the White Mountains’ beauty is an inspiration to all who see them. What you might not know, however, is the extent to which the White Mountains were a source of creative inspiration to a whole host of visual artists of the nineteenth century.

Posted by Janet Costa on Jul 12, 2018
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A Look at Littleton, New Hampshire

There’s no end of things to see and do in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. But whether you are exploring Franconia Notch or boating down the Connecticut River this summer, be sure to put Littleton, New Hampshire, on your itinerary.

Posted by Janet Costa on May 29, 2018
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