She’s taken many types of trips; now it’s your turn 

Go ahead. Try to rattle Kathi Russ. Try to bring her down. It won’t work. Not after her younger brother was hit by a car and died. Not after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And now this: Russ opened a travel agency last January, only to see it face an enormous...
Greens of the Granite State – NH Golf Courses

Greens of the Granite State – NH Golf Courses

A list of the state public, private, semi-private and resort golf courses in New Hampshire PUBLICAmherst Country Club Amherst (603) 673-9908, ext. 22 playamherst.com Email: chad@playamherst.com Head pro: Chad ZingalesAngus Lea Golf Club Hillsboro (603)...

Spring into Birding!

Spring into Birding!

One of the sure signs that spring has finally reached New Hampshire is the return of migratory birds. Bird migration actually starts in late February up here, with the first northbound waterfowl and blackbirds. The peak, however, occurs from mid-April to the end of...

Editor’s Note – Spring 2020

I love New Hampshire winters, I swear. That may be a bit strong, but I do like them, really.Oh, fine. I tolerate November through March. I scrape by, from one frozen windshield to the next, waiting patiently for the calls of spring. Not so much because I’m enthralled...

When Mr. Aaron quacked, the class was listening

Mr. Aaron, a wiry, professional musician with disheveled hair and a disarming smile, tried to pull a fast one on his young students the other day.He strummed his acoustic guitar in front of a class of about 20 kids. He sang a song, one we all know, called “Wheels on...

New Life in an Old Church

New Life in an Old Church

When people find out where we live, they often ask, “What’s it like living in a church?”The answer is, “It’s great.”It wasn’t planned this way. We had only two criteria when we moved a few years ago: we wanted to be walking distance to downtown Concord and to live in...

An exquisite journey for the palate

An exquisite journey for the palate

Traditional Confit de CanardIf you find yourself in possession of some duck legs, it’s not too difficult to reproduce that classic French dish: Confit de Canard (duck confit) at home. Despite the large amounts of rendered fat used in the preparation and storage, there...

Events Spring 2020

Events Spring 2020

April 10Shred is DeadProgressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, led by guitarist Marcus Rezak with an all-star group of musicians, including Vinnie Amico of MOE, Chris DeAngelis of The Breakfast and Kung Fu and Scott...

‘Ghosts’

Tall grass and ancient forests Hide their origins and endings. Rulers of the Earth, Suddenly swallowed. Dust to dust.Transformed in deep graves By a universe that wastes nothing, They rose again, Born to be eaten By their replacements.New creatures that breathe...

The life of the land

From its early days, Concord’s motto had been “The Wilderness Was Glad for Them.” By the early days of the 20th century, the wilderness was more likely to be rearranged to suit the needs and whims of humans. The natural landscape had been subjected to change from...

This hike is for the birds

This hike is for the birds

Come fall, you’ve probably roamed Carter Hill Orchard to fill up on pick-your-own apples and blueberries, or maybe you’ve stopped in for cider doughnuts and pies. The expansive farm in west Concord is worth visiting other times of the year, too. There, in addition to...

Sacred Hearth

Sacred Hearth

From the outside, the sandstone Gothic structure stands as a looming testament to both faith and to the French Canadian immigrants who built their beloved church in 1934 at the height of the Great Depression. While the drive-by view has been pre- served to pay homage...

SERIOUS ART

SERIOUS ART

Story and Photos By DANA WORMALDJim Lambert’s folk art is whimsical. His entrance into the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery in downtown Concord on the first truly spring-like day of the year is anything but.The Hillsborough artist, 73, is awkwardly carrying...