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...

Our Gold-Leaf Dome

POLISHING THE OLD GIRL FOR HER 200TH BIRTHDAY IN 2019 During the summer of 2016, the State House dome was surrounded by scaffolding, right up to the eagle. Though people sort of knew what was going on up there, it was still something of a mystery. You could see the...

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...

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....

La Grippe – Omer Marcoux’s remedy for winter

La Grippe – Omer Marcoux’s remedy for winter

It was from an old-time French-Canadian fiddler that I first heard the term la grippe. Some of you who have lived in Concord for a while may remember him, Omer Marcoux. For many years he worked at St. Paul’s School. But when I got to know him he was in his eighties,...

Winter’s Parrish Blue – Winter 2018/2019 Editor’s Note

Last winter the most remarkable thing happened. In early December we received about a foot of snow and then for the next four weeks—maybe a bit longer—the temperature never floated much above 15 degrees; most days it hovered around zero. The air was dry and abundantly...