Ensconced in Winter’s Serenity

Jackson XC offers a unique and traditional New England experience Kick. Glide. Kick. Glide. I had forgotten how cathartic the rhythm of cross-country skiing can be. My husband Jack and I had just left the Jackson Ski Touring Center’s lodge, eager for some exercise and...

Celebrate These Creative Lights

OUR WINTER HARVEST OF FOUR LOCAL CRAFTSPEOPLE Sibel Alpaslan, Erin Finney, Peter Happny, and Kathleen Litchfield represent a small portion of area artisans whose work warms the winter season with color, movement, and the fire-kindled nature of craft. We are lucky that...

A Few Favorite Winter Reads

If you love PBS as much as we do—who doesn’t—then you likely watched part or all of their series The Great American Read. Based on viewer input, PBS selected 100 of the most loved books in the U.S. They then spent a few episodes explaining the various thematic...

Rosé, The Sublime Pink Drink

Rosé, The Sublime Pink Drink

Take a second look at a wine that’s slightly more complex than rumor has it Rosé wine is having a moment. It seems almost everyone—not just wine lovers and foodies—are extolling its virtues. I must admit that while I’m now enthusiastically on board with the pink drink...

The Perfect Autumn Weekend

The Perfect Autumn Weekend

Fall was created by New England (right?), so live it up How do you define the perfect weekend?Two lazy days on the couch in your comfy pants and an old sweatshirt, or a nonstop whirl of family, friends, and fun? Perhaps you’d like a little bit of both. Surely, you’ll...

Song of the Empty Nest – Fall 2018 Editor’s Note

Please forgive me if I seem a little too excited for the end of summer and the start of fall. I know, many of you are sadly putting summer vacations, evening cookouts with family and friends, warmth—a bit excessive this summer—and your gardens in the rearview mirror....

Breaking a Tech-Addicted Lifestyle

Breaking a Tech-Addicted Lifestyle

Parting with your cell phone isn’t always easy, even when you have paid money to do it. “Every single group, we run into people who are like, ‘I don’t know if I can put my phone away for two hours. I don’t know if I can do it,’” says Jake King, founder of Thrive...

Fall 2018 Calendar

Fall 2018 Calendar

Through October 14 21st Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden themillbrookgallery.com Through December 24 Fall Art Exhibit Opening reception: September 14, 5–7pm Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden themillbrookgallery.com September...

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...