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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Things to Do This Spring & Summer

Emerging from a long winter hibernation can be disorienting. You hole up so long inside the house you nearly forget what the rest of the world beyond your doorstep has to offer. What are these things called sunshine and warmth? Where should I go? What should I do?

 

Posted by Sarah Powell on Apr 3, 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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Five Healthy Activities to Try this Winter

Not that there’s anything wrong with spending your entire winter sitting as close to the fire as you can, reading books, or binge-watching your favorite shows. But if, at some point this winter, you decide you would like to take a different tack to surviving this longest of New England seasons, you’re in luck.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Mar 12, 2019
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Volunteers on the Slopes

Are you celebrating a recent snowfall? Glad that there is still some winter left vs. hoping for spring to come early? The opportunity to enjoy world class skiing remains an important draw in the Upper Valley, for people who have lived here their whole lives to newcomers adjusting to their first New England winter.

Posted by Sarah Powell on Mar 5, 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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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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