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May 27, 2015 No comments

The Restorative Properties of Art

The last works of Kira Fournier are stunning—large glass sculptures that evoke transcendence and spiritual awakening. Kira, a glass sculptor who lived and worked in Etna, NH, created some of her most profound pieces, all based on the human figure, during the three years she battled ovarian cancer, until her death in 2003. “Kira worked […]

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May 27, 2015 No comments

Lia Rothstein to Exhibit Work at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum

Lia Rothstein, an Upper Valley photographer and mixed media artist, will be exhibiting her work in a solo exhibition at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden, NH from June 13 through July 26, 2015. An opening reception will be held on June 13th from 3 to 6 pm and the artist will discuss her […]

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Even under glowering skies, Boston Lot Lake exudes a serene charm.
May 26, 2015 No comments

A BIRDER’S LOT

One of the Upper Valley’s best-kept secrets sits tucked away in the woods atop a hill that fronts busy NH Rt. 10 coursing along the Connecticut River at Wilder Dam. Boston Lot Lake Park is owned by the City of Lebanon. Those who make the effort to ascend the sometimes steep and stony access road […]

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May 27, 2015 No comments

The Restorative Properties of Art

The last works of Kira Fournier are stunning—large glass sculptures that evoke transcendence and spiritual awakening. Kira, a glass sculptor who lived and worked in Etna, NH, created some of her most profound pieces, all based on the human figure, during the three years she battled ovarian cancer, until her death in 2003. “Kira worked […]

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LR2
May 27, 2015 No comments

Lia Rothstein to Exhibit Work at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum

Lia Rothstein, an Upper Valley photographer and mixed media artist, will be exhibiting her work in a solo exhibition at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden, NH from June 13 through July 26, 2015. An opening reception will be held on June 13th from 3 to 6 pm and the artist will discuss her […]

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May 22, 2015 No comments

In Pitch, But Not Quite Perfect…

Pitch Perfect 2 is without a doubt already the sleeper hit of the summer. Made for a paltry (in Hollywood dollars) $30 million, the film has already grossed well over $75 million in its first week of release. Not only that, it has made a certified star out of Anna Kendrick; turned Elizabeth Banks from […]

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May 27, 2015 No comments

Dartmouth-WISE Agreement Brings Victims’ Advocate to Campus

A WISE advocate for students, staff, and faculty affected by dating and domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking will begin work at Dartmouth this summer thanks to an agreement between the College and WISE, a regional advocacy and crisis services organization for those affected by domestic or sexual violence.   The new advocate will be […]

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the-arts_main_w__oname-m
May 27, 2015 No comments

The Restorative Properties of Art

The last works of Kira Fournier are stunning—large glass sculptures that evoke transcendence and spiritual awakening. Kira, a glass sculptor who lived and worked in Etna, NH, created some of her most profound pieces, all based on the human figure, during the three years she battled ovarian cancer, until her death in 2003. “Kira worked […]

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May 23, 2015 No comments

Sailing and Science in the South Pacific and the Sargasso

“All I could see were stars, a few clouds, the moon, and the forestaysail flapping behind me, but I was content.”

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Inside Middlebrook Restaurant
May 18, 2015 No comments

Middlebrook Restaurant – Open for its Second Season

I love our area listserv. So much valuable information comes across it, and an email from Middlebrook Restaurant announcing the opening date for its second season is a prime example. New to me, I went to the restaurant’s website to look at the menu and immediately made a reservation for last Friday night. I love […]

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May 8, 2015 No comments

Hayseed Restaurant in Hampton, NH

During a recent trip to the seacoast, I eagerly took on a recommendation of the new-ish Hayseed Restaurant at Towle Farm in Hampton, NH. Owned by Smuttynose Brewery, the spot opened in February. It was a Saturday around 4pm when we pulled into the large parking lot for both the restaurant and impressively large brewery, […]

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Market Table
April 28, 2015 No comments

Saturday Brunch at Market Table

Last Saturday morning my husband and I headed to Market Table in Hanover for breakfast to find crowds already gathering in town for what we later found out to be Dartmouth’s Woodsmen’s Weekend. Feeling pessimistic we wouldn’t find a table anywhere, let alone a place to park, we took the one vacant space right in […]

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March 6, 2015 No comments

GMAIL Makeover

Google is previewing a vastly improved contacts feature that will eventually become part of Gmail. The new contacts tool is elegantly designed. Instead of a simple alphabetical list, Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) new contacts tool sorts people according to importance: First, “starred” (favorite) contacts appear, followed by frequently contacted and then “all contacts.” You can easily […]

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September 9, 2014 No comments

Get on Board the Brain Train

Want to stay in intellectual shape? You might want to invest in one of these brain training apps as recommended by CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/health/brain-training-apps/index.html?hpt=hp_c4    

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September 4, 2014 No comments

Social Media and Your Business

Calling all small businesses! Are you a home-based business, small retailer, farmer, independent contractor, or otherwise self-employed? The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting a special event on Tuesday Sept 9th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. In conjunction with the VT Small Business Development Center, a seminar will be […]

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March 6, 2015 No comments

Your Cat is Now Your Drinking Buddy

You never have to drink alone again, because now you can drink with your cats. At least in Japan you can, because a Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats. This special feline libation is called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau.” As Kotaku reports, “nyan nyan” is the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow.” […]

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February 6, 2015 No comments

What a Pig.

Mangalitsa, The Pig That Resembles a Sheep By Kaushik Sunday, May 04, 2014  Animals  4 comments Mangalitsa or Mangalica is a rare breed of pig of Hungarian origin that has an unusual growth of curly hair over its body, akin to that of a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most […]

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January 27, 2015 No comments

Wake up, Wasabi!

Wasabi-Spraying Fire Alarm Is Made for the Hard of Hearing SEP 30, 2011 06:45 PM ET // BY ALEXANDER DAVIES If you think that being hit in the face with a super-spicy wasabi mist is necessarily a bad thing, think again. A team of researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science has invented a smoke alarm […]

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May 5, 2015 No comments

Designing Your Estate Plan-Post Mortem Matters (or) How to Make Gifts to “Your People”

This is the second of a two part series addressing the question of how to make gifts to your beneficiaries. Last time we talked about outright and in trust distributions. In the right circumstances, trusts can enhance the value of the gift and have a lasting and positive impact on the beneficiary and his or […]

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April 12, 2015 No comments

How to Make Gifts to “Your People”

It has been a year since we first asked the question: what is an estate plan? Over the last 12 months we have concentrated most of our time on discussing planning for incapacity, an oft overlooked aspect of an estate plan. Today we begin the discussion of how my estate plan will work after my […]

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March 23, 2015 No comments

Social Security Survivors Benefits!

A frequently asked question surviving spouses ask us is: do my Social Security benefits change? According to the Social Security Administration, a surviving spouse may be eligible to receive the deceased spouse’s full retirement benefits at full retirement age (“FRA”). For survivor benefits only, FRA is 66 for anyone born before 1957. The FRA increases […]

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