Find Peace with a Digital Detox

Getaway offers unplugged vacations a stone’s throw from home When it comes to determining how close to nature a place is, the dark has always been my barometer. Growing up on the side of a mountain in rural New Hampshire meant making peace with the dark. It was...

An Urge for Going

A song and the need to become the person one is meant to be There is a song that perfectly describes autumn without ever saying the word. Maybe you know it, “Urge for Going.” Written by Joni Mitchell and first recorded more than 50 years ago by Concord native Tom...

Angus Boezeman: A Life on the River

Reading a river and the graceful finesse of casting a fly Upon first meeting with Angus Boezeman, I told him, “I don’t know a thing about fly-fishing. My family is athletic, but only in sports involving balls: soccer, baseball, basketball, and mainly golf.” Angus...

Where to Begin? New Hampshire Poets Remember Donald Hall

Where to Begin? New Hampshire Poets Remember Donald Hall

As you already know, New Hampshire lost one of its most talented literary voices on June 23 of this year. As anyone who saw Donald Hall read would attest, he cut an easygoing figure with a gentle voice, but as he read, there was an undeniable strength and passion...

A Place Born for The Creative Spirit

A Place Born for The Creative Spirit

Tamworth offers a fall destination worthy of any artist or writer . . . or those with a penchant for beauty Tucked between the Lakes Region and White Mountains, the five hamlets of Chocorua, Wonalancet, Whittier, South Tamworth, and Tamworth cluster in a...

44 Bikes: Think It, Design It, Build It, Ride It

44 Bikes: Think It, Design It, Build It, Ride It

Kristofer Henry’s ideal business client is someone for whom biking plays a significant role in life. “Someone who’s been riding for 15 or 20 years,” he says. “And has owned 10 or 15 bikes.” He pauses and laughs. “Someone whose ideal number of bikes to own is N plus...

Miriam Carter: A Maker and Wearer of Hats

Miriam Carter: A Maker and Wearer of Hats

It’s a well-known adage that to juggle the myriad demands of running a thriving organization requires wearing many hats. In the case of Miriam Carter, the new executive director—since January—of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, this idiom is both figurative and...

Birds of a Different Feather

Birds of a Different Feather

BY LAURA POPEImagine a hand-wrought John James Audubon illustration of a colorful bird in nature composed with the sensibility of artist Edward Gorey. The image that most likely comes to mind is of a realistic yet distorted, somewhat allegorical polychrome print of a...

Community Gardens Take Root

Community Gardens Take Root

BY DEBBIE KANEStarting in spring, Concord’s Birch Street Community Garden hums with activity as gardeners of all ages tend more than a hundred plots of flower and vegetable gardens. It’s just more evidence that community gardening has taken root in the Capitol...

The Life Cycle of a Home

The Life Cycle of a Home

BY JERRY KINGWILL, PHOTOS COURTESY OF COBB HILL CONSTRUCTIONSome young homebuyers view their first house as a starter home—an inexpensive place to hold them as they grow their family and finances. Then they seek out the next house and begin a process of purchasing homes...