Time to Go Tiny

WHY SMALL HOUSES ON WHEELS ARE MOVING SLOW IN THE GRANITE STATE They are a secretive group. One woman lives in her daughter’s backyard, hiding in a kind of freestanding in-law apartment. A senior-citizen couple fled our cities for the woods outside Plymouth. They...

Respect Fresh Berries


MAKE COLD FRUIT PIE For two summers I worked at a restaurant on Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I worked six days a week, lived in a small unheated cabin, and loved every minute of it. I have so many wonderful memories, but the one that stands out best—and...

Stepping Out of Comfort

STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN TO BUILD RESILIENCE AND SELF-WORTH My heart was pounding in my chest and I thought it was going to burst. But I knew I still had to do it. And so, I stepped into the void. The world swirling dizzily 10,000 feet beneath me, what little I had in my...

A Small Town Discovers Its Black History

A Small Town Discovers Its Black History

SHEDDING LIGHT ON WARNER’S—AND THE STATE’S—RURAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESIDENTS Across the story of America, the history of black people remains a darkened corner. We’ve failed other people—the Irish faced harsh discrimination, Native Americans are still routinely...

A New Englander’s Winter Style Guide


LOOKING GOOD WHILE STAYING WARM When winter storms come rolling through, we tend to dig out the old, reliable coat and hat that have fended off face-numbing winds for more years than we can remember. They are tried and true, but perhaps a bit passé and pockmarked as...

Winter Calendar

Through December 24 Fall Art Exhibit Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden themillbrookgallery.com November 28 Granite State Ringers: Once Upon a Christmas Time Audi, 7:30pm www.concordcityauditorium.org November 29–December 2, 6–9, 13–16 Dickens’ A Christmas...

Celebrate These Creative Lights

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

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...

The Gallerista

PAM TARBELL’S COLORFUL METAMORPHOSIS: ARTIST, ADVOCATE, BUSINESSPERSON Sustaining an enduring career as an accomplished, award-winning painter and arts entrepreneur are exceptional feats for most artists. For Pam Tarbell, these are only two facets of a distinguished...

The Relaxed Host

MAYBE LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE WORK FOR YOUR NEXT SOIRÉE Perhaps the only thing better than pulling together a warm, social winter meal comprised of local products and foods is one where you play host and someone else does the work. Yes, there are those of us who love...

Winter’s Cornucopia

Winter’s Cornucopia

AN ECLECTIC, LOCALLY SOURCED MENU FROM OUR WINTER FARMERS’ MARKETS Cooking with local ingredients can be a challenge in winter, but not an impossibility. Head to one of the winter farmers’ markets in the area and you will find meat, root vegetables, and cold-season...

Next Stop: Hibernationville

Next Stop: Hibernationville

PACK WELL FOR WINTER’S JOURNEY TO CREATE EMOTIONAL HYGGE Have you ever taken a road trip across country or backpacked through Europe? Besides a sense of adventure, one of the most important ingredients in a successful trip is being smart about what you bring with you....