Flossy Courtemanche

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Take a Tour of Upper Valley Rivers

Rivers weave through the Upper Valley like the veins and arteries in a human body. They carry life-giving water throughout every corner of the area, and we get used to seeing them in much the same way that we get used to seeing the back of our own hands.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Jun 19, 2018
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Get Picking! Find PYO Berries in the Upper Valley

Spring was a long time coming in the Upper Valley this year, which is only going to make the passing of summer seem to fly by even faster than usual.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on May 22, 2018
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Check Out Kids’ Summer Day Camps in the Upper Valley

After the grind of a long winter, everyone is looking forward to the start of summer. By now, the time for sunshine and above freezing temperatures feels long overdue.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Apr 17, 2018
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Five Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

You made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. No doubt, you’re in need of a break from back-to-back-to-back holidays. Perhaps that explains why Valentine’s Day creeps up on so many people, leaving them on February 14 with a bouquet of frayed carnations that they picked up at the grocery store on their way home from work.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Feb 1, 2018
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Important Tips for Ice Fishing in the Upper Valley

You know the deep cold of an Upper Valley winter has truly set in when the ice shanties start showing up on local lakes and ponds. They seem to come from nowhere, like mushrooms after a rainstorm, except these are manmade physical structures, which can make their sudden arrival seem even more mysterious.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Jan 23, 2018
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New Wardrobe for $20? Yes, Please! Thrift Shopping in the Upper Valley

If you’re looking for something fun to do, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you’ve come to the right place. The Upper Valley is home to nearly two dozen thrift and consignment shops selling everything from clothing to antiques, appliances to home building materials.


Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Jan 11, 2018
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Parlez-vous Francais? Find Your French in the Upper Valley

With our Canadian neighbors so close to our Upper Valley borders in Vermont and New Hampshire, it’s small wonder that evidence of the French language is readily perceptible in our communities.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Jan 2, 2018
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Seeing Stars? You Just Might Here in the Upper Valley!

If you were out and about in Los Angeles or Hollywood, you wouldn’t be surprised if you spied a star or two—that's where many famous actresses and actors live! You can even take a “Home of the Stars” guided tour of their neighborhoods.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Dec 7, 2017
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Get Schooled! Seven Institutions of Adult Education in the Upper Valley

With Dartmouth College located at one of the main population centers of the Upper Valley, it’s easy to see the cultural influence that this institution of higher learning exerts on the wider community.

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Oct 17, 2017
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Find a Fall Festival in the Upper Valley!

Summer comes and goes so quickly in the Upper Valley, it’s always hard to feel it slipping away when nights start turning chilly as early as August. But on the other side of summer, there’s fall. And is there anyone who doesn’t love autumn in New England?

Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on Sep 21, 2017
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