Setting Her Own Style

The first time Emelyne Adios wore kitenge fabric in a runway show, she fell in love. The New Hampshire fashion designer, who was in her early 20s at the time and working as a model in Burundi, was assigned to wear a jacket made from the vibrant African print fabric at...
The making of our modern schools

The making of our modern schools

As the economy improved, Concord School District confronted the long-simmering issues of high-school overcrowding and the 6-3-3 model of education that calls for six years of elementary school, three years of junior high, and three years of high school. In 1989, a...

Bounty of memories

Bounty of memories

There is a time of year, a very special time. You retire to bed one night with thoughts of summer only to awaken to cool air, bountiful colors of foliage, the season’s last smell of cut hay and a distant fire burning. Summer has officially ended and the fall harvest...

Built to amaze

Built to amaze

Your autumn order – a fresh corn maze with a side of ice creamVisitnh.gov does a nice job of listing corn mazes worth visiting across New Hampshire. Some of the best in the state, though, are within a short drive from Concord. The most local is Beech Hill Farm in...

Fast Faves with Jane Presby

Fast Faves with Jane Presby

Jane Presby, owner of Dimond Hill Farm, is no stranger to the joys of autumn in New England. The Victorian farmhouse will soon feature fall favorites like native pumpkins, squash, gourds, ornamentals, sweet corn, cider and other produce as well as walking trails and...

The arts take over

Artwork, jewelry, music, theater, film, dance, food – you’ll get it all in one weekend at sites throughout the city Capital Arts Fest Sept. 24 to 26 Downtown will be humming with activity for this fall’s Arts Fest. League members will be showcasing their skills in...

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

The best sorts of books are the ones that leave you feeling a bit breathless as you turn the last page. The ones you stay up with past bedtime, not quite ready to turn off the light yet. The ones you can’t wait to figure out the ending to but also don’t want to...

Vintage Vroom

Vintage Vroom

Inside Ron Wirth’s barn, nestled between the old tools, knick knacks and hundreds of transistor radios, sits an old love. “I cared for it like my first baby. It was my first baby,” Wirth said. “I cared for it. I washed it and polished it every week.” The chrome on the...

Events Fall 2021

Events Fall 2021

SEPT. 10-26White Rabbit Red Rabbit“White Rabbit Red Rabbit” is an absurdist adventure that sits on the boundary of comedy and drama. The script itself is unknowable. Actors and audiences alike are encouraged not to talk about it at all. To this day, there is virtually...

Farm Life Discovered

Farm Life Discovered

It’s easy to be awe-struck more by the ostriches that reside at Fowl Language Farm in Gilmanton, than the farmer who tends to them. His name is Michael Bedford and he would love to tell you about his flock of “prehistoric...

The Same Color

The Same Color

The leaves have fallen,maple, oak, ash and birch, from the many trees,near our beloved church. With foliage concluded,vibrant colors no longer remain, unlike in some ways,but in others just the same. They are now together,equal and in the same place, on the ground...

The Voice of N.H.

The Voice of N.H.

Laura Knoy first considered leaving The Exchange in 2020, shortly after wrapping up her election coverage of the New Hampshire primary. She thought the show’s coverage of the tumultuous election was well-received and leaving at the 25-year mark would be a nice, round...

With appreciation, adventures await – From the editor

With appreciation, adventures await – From the editor

It feels good to break the shackles of a global pandemic and get back to a bona fide New Hampshire summer. Finally, we can feel the wind whip through our hair while we speed across the water, shouting to our friends over the whir of the boat engine, “This is...