Fast Faves with Joan Woodhead

As a longtime Concord resident, Joan Woodhead knows firsthand the benefits of living in the Capital Region. In 1966, her family, then with four young children, bought a farm just outside the center of the city. They became self-sufficient — raising their own food and...
Glamping: A new kind of camping

Glamping: A new kind of camping

Raindrops landed on the top of the tin roof with a kerplunk, so loud it started to drown out the soft music I had playing from the vintage radio in the corner of the cabin. I shut it off and opened the windows as a slow mist unfurled along the brook. It crept in...

History: ‘Lumber Jills’ of Turkey Pond

History: ‘Lumber Jills’ of Turkey Pond

“Rosie the Riveter” was the archetype for American women stepping into jobs once held by men during World War II. But few real-life women demonstrated that a female could do a man’s job any better than the “Lumber Jills” of Turkey Pond. The great hurricane of...

Poem: Autumn

Poem: Autumn

His heart ran out of autumns, he lived his last day, Octobers are now melancholy, in a very special way. Seasons bring back memories, especially the seasons he did love, the arrival of the killing frost, memories of harvest time now just above. Sometimes I wonder, and...

Lace ‘em up, make a friend

Lace ‘em up, make a friend

Weddings, birthdays, children’s births, family member’s deaths – the running group out of Runner’s Alley in Concord is there for it all. When Brigitte Gray, the store manager, got married in 2021, members of the running group were there. A running friend, whose family...

Photo gallery: Call of the wild

Photo gallery: Call of the wild

Nestled along 210 acres across from New Hampshire’s second largest lake, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness is a sprawling collection of fields, forests and wetlands teeming with wildlife from the natural world. The animals on display at the center...

Fast Faves with Xochiquetzal Berry

Fast Faves with Xochiquetzal Berry

For Xochiquetzal Berry, life and work are centered around food. A food systems specialist and certified permaculture designer, she’s passionate about helping other food-loving folks develop a resilient, equitable, and vibrant regional food system. She’s also the...

Follow a rail trail

Follow a rail trail

Thanks to the White Mountains, New Hampshire is famous as a place to take long walks going almost straight uphill. But increasingly it is also a great place to take long walks on the straight and narrow. “A lot of people have trouble doing the 4,000-footers, all those...

Pedal on the metal

Pedal on the metal

One of the things you won’t find on most rail trails are rails. Usually the tracks get pulled up after the local train company abandons a corridor before the state makes it available for public use. But not always. Concord contains one of the most unusual examples of...