A Wooded Path 
to Opioid Recovery

A Wooded Path 
to Opioid Recovery

HOW LIVE-EDGE FURNITURE IS HELPING PEOPLE RECOVER FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION Remember the Shel Silverstein story The Giving Tree? It’s about a tree who loves a boy. Through the years, the tree gives the boy everything she has so that he can make a new life for...
Community Gardens Take Root

Community Gardens Take Root

BY DEBBIE KANE Starting in spring, Concord’s Birch Street Community Garden hums with activity as gardeners of all ages tend more than a hundred plots of flower and vegetable gardens. It’s just more evidence that community gardening has taken root in the Capitol region....
The Life Cycle of a Home

The Life Cycle of a Home

BY JERRY KINGWILL, PHOTOS COURTESY OF COBB HILL CONSTRUCTION Some young homebuyers view their first house as a starter home—an inexpensive place to hold them as they grow their family and finances. Then they seek out the next house and begin a process of purchasing...
A Quiet Brook in Spring

A Quiet Brook in Spring

BY LEAH WILLINGHAM , PHOTOS BY GEOFF FORESTER I always knew that spring had arrived when I heard the brook in our backyard roar. I was usually in the kitchen the first time I noticed it, washing dishes after dinner, or untying mud-soaked boots by the back door. I...