Miriam Carter: A Maker and Wearer of Hats

Miriam Carter: A Maker and Wearer of Hats

It’s a well-known adage that to juggle the myriad demands of running a thriving organization requires wearing many hats. In the case of Miriam Carter, the new executive director—since January—of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, this idiom is both figurative and...
Birds of a Different Feather

Birds of a Different Feather

BY LAURA POPE Imagine a hand-wrought John James Audubon illustration of a colorful bird in nature composed with the sensibility of artist Edward Gorey. The image that most likely comes to mind is of a realistic yet distorted, somewhat allegorical polychrome print of a...
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...
Honey, Can We Talk?

Honey, Can We Talk?

BY SHANTI DOUGLAS Communication is the foundation of any healthy relation-ship, but it’s often the hardest thing for couples to do. Busy-ness and going in multiple directions distract us, and we fear that conflict is inherent in communication. Given the importance and...