Make More Time for You

It can be hard to find time to cook a decent meal or maintain a calendar amidst the pressures of everyday life. But renewal isn’t limited to your body and mind. It can also be applied to your house and time. If you have the ability to do so, having someone else take...

Faraway Places

(Early Spring 1964) Euphony: A harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound –Merriam-Webster Adelaide had just discovered the word euphony in a 1934 Webster’s in Past Perfect, an antique shop and her new place of employment. She wondered why she hadn’t heard...

The Last Sugar Bucket

I walked the same hundred acres that my grandfather did so many decades ago. A slight fog was burning off as I crested the hill at the center of the property and looked out over the hundreds of New Hampshire sugar maples. A family tradition at first and then a very...

Ensconced in Winter’s Serenity

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

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

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...

A New Englander’s Winter Style Guide


LOOKING GOOD WHILE STAYING WARM When winter storms come rolling through, we tend to dig out the old, reliable coat and hat that have fended off face-numbing winds for more years than we can remember. They are tried and true, but perhaps a bit passé and pockmarked as...

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....