Mascoma Bank and COVER Working Together in the Community

Dan Emanuele shares a key philosophy with Mascoma Bank—give back to the community in which you live. For Dan, that means volunteering with COVER to help Upper Valley families with building projects and repairs that ensure safe, comfortable housing. Take a look.

Posted by Mascoma Bank on Aug 21, 2018
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Hidden Gem Hikes in the Upper Valley


Posted by Sarah Powell on Aug 14, 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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13 Places to Try International Fare in the Upper Valley

If there’s one thing that sets the Upper Valley apart from other rural communities in New England, it’s the variety of dining options.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jan 25, 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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14 Upper Valley Print Publications You Won’t Want to Miss!

It’s no secret that print publications are struggling to survive in our digital age. That’s as true in the Upper Valley as it is anywhere else. During the last five years, the area has seen the demise of several print publications, including newspapers and magazines.


Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jan 18, 2018
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Visit These Five Winter Carnivals in the Upper Valley

Winter can be hard. Driveways need to be plowed. Snow needs to be shoveled off the roof of your house. Car batteries freeze. Commutes to work become white-knuckle adventures in driving.


Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jan 16, 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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How to Find Great Preschools in the Upper Valley

All parents want what’s best for their children, especially when it comes to education. We want to send our kids into the world with a strong foundation of quality education!


Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jan 9, 2018
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¿Hablas Español? Learning and Speaking Spanish in the Upper Valley

It’s easy to spot the historical influence of the French language in the Upper Valley. But what about Spanish? Is anyone here joining the 38.3 million people speaking Spanish in their American homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau?

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jan 4, 2018
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