Hot Spots in the Upper Valley

Winter in New England is a long haul, lasting all the way from early November into late March or early April, with the occasional May snowstorm thrown in for good measure.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Feb 5, 2019
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Volunteering Behind the Scenes

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”

Thus said Shakespeare, way back in 1603 when As You Like It was first performed. Living in the Upper Valley in 2019, it’s easy to imagine

Posted by Sarah Powell on Jan 29, 2019
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Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The old year is over, the new one has just begun. That means we’re all making resolutions to eat less and exercise more.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jan 22, 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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Trading Places

So the snow came early this year, and it just keeps coming. No doubt a fair number of you are now daydreaming about vacations in Florida or New Mexico, maybe checking out rentals on Airbnb or Trivago.

Posted by Norm Frates on Jan 8, 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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Helping Your Neighbors This Winter

Winter snuck up on us this year, bringing snow and school delays a whole week before Thanksgiving. We barely had time to change the tires on our vehicles and remember where we had stowed hats and gloves last spring before the cold white stuff was demanding our attention.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Dec 20, 2018
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Warm Up the Winter

For many of us, summer in the Upper Valley is epitomized by an evening spent sipping $3 margaritas on the back patio of Molly’s in Hanover, New Hampshire. But now that the snow is piling up and patios all over the area are closed for the season, what special libations in warm, cozy places can we turn to during the winter?

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Dec 18, 2018
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The Art of Gift Giving in the Upper Valley

If the Upper Valley has one thing, it’s artistic talent. If there’s a rural community somewhere in the United States that features more creative talent in the arts and crafts per square foot or per capita than we do, we’d like to see it.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Dec 11, 2018
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Holiday Shopping in Downtown Keene, New Hampshire

Shop Small Saturday, the retail campaign that promotes independently owned brick-and-mortar businesses for one day on November 24, 2018, has already come and gone. But did you get all of your holiday shopping done in a single day?

Posted by Sarah Powell on Dec 6, 2018
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