Chris Garrett
March 30, 2015 No comments

The Munsterer Minute with Chris Garrett

The Munsterer Minute is a twice-monthly Q and A featuring celebrities of the Upper Valley. Join the fun as Becky Munsterer, local blogger at NovelNibble.com, interviews folks you might just recognize! To nominate a local celebrity, email novelnibble@gmail.com.  Chris Garrett Local columnist, Becky Munsterer of Norwich, talks movies and Huey Lewis and the News with […]

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March 28, 2015 No comments

Aging in Norwich: Who You Gonna Call?

Aging in Place, Norwich works to strengthen our community by helping people stay in their homes as long as possible despite physical challenges.  These monthly service days are making a small start.  (Aging in Place, Norwich—flyer for previous service day) I began this series on Aging in the Upper Valley approximately a month ago, with […]

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March 27, 2015 No comments

Last production in Briggs Opera House: Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World, by Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown runs live on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, April 8 through May 3. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visitwww.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15. This song cycle/musical revue loosely weaves together the stories of people searching for […]

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March 29, 2015 No comments

How the World Began: Does It Matter?

Is there a point at which no bridge is possible? In How the World Began, just beginning its run at the Shaker Bridge Theatre, playwright Catherine Trieschmann raises the question of how we try and often fail to negotiate differences of opinion, values, and beliefs. Set in Plainview, Kansas in the aftermath of a deadly […]

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March 27, 2015 No comments

Last production in Briggs Opera House: Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World, by Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown runs live on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, April 8 through May 3. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visitwww.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15. This song cycle/musical revue loosely weaves together the stories of people searching for […]

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Rebecca Kauffman
March 27, 2015 No comments

“Sunday in France” with Capital City Concerts

The three musicians will mix and match instruments in solos, duos, and trios including Berlioz’s Trio des Jeunes Ismaelites de L’enfance du Christ, Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for violin and harp, Ibert’s Piéce for solo flute Debussy’s masterpiece Sonata for flute, viola, and harp.

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March 28, 2015 No comments

Aging in Norwich: Who You Gonna Call?

Aging in Place, Norwich works to strengthen our community by helping people stay in their homes as long as possible despite physical challenges.  These monthly service days are making a small start.  (Aging in Place, Norwich—flyer for previous service day) I began this series on Aging in the Upper Valley approximately a month ago, with […]

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Poster for Science Day at Dartmouth in the Upper Valley
March 19, 2015 One comment

Science Day at Dartmouth

Graduate students from Dartmouth College invite area students (with an accompanying adult) to visit our labs on campus, meet real scientists-in-training, and learn about a wide variety of fields of scientific research.

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March 10, 2015 2 comments

Aging in Lyme NH: Warmest and Coolest

Vintage Motown. Such were my thoughts after a conversation with Martha Tecca about the recent meeting of Lyme NH residents, based loosely upon the principles of Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.  The simple paraphrase of the book  is this:  have conversations about end-of-life choices, many;  pick a person who will speak for you; do the legal […]

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March 19, 2015 No comments

NH Restaurant Week Starts Tomorrow!

New Hampshire Restaurant Week starts tomorrow and goes on through Friday March, 27, which means you have eight days to take the state by storm, visiting new-to-you establishments and sampling their menus. Put on by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, this year’s 4th Annual Restaurant Week New Hampshire officially gets underway tonight at […]

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March 15, 2015 No comments

Where to go this St. Patrick’s Day

May the road rise up to meet you…and lead you to one of these shamrockin’ establishments this St. Patrick’s Day! Happening today (Sunday, March 15) Where: The Norwich Inn, Norwich When: 6 – 8pm What: Revels North St. Paddy’s Pub Sing Sing pub songs and folk tunes, and don’t worry – they’ll provide booklets so […]

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Beet and ricotta, and cheese and potato pierogi at Pierogi Mi in the Upper Valley
March 11, 2015 No comments

Pierogi Me Cafe – Open on Sundays!

I won’t pretend I knew what pierogi was before last Sunday, but when I’d heard an area café specializing in the creation of these mysteries opened on March 1, I was determined to learn first-taste. (By the way, pierogi are dough dumplings originating in Eastern Europe that are typically stuffed with potato, meat, cheese, and/or […]

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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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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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January 26, 2015 No comments

Possible Tax Trap!

It has been over two years since the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). Among other things, ATRA made permanent the following: The applicable exemption amount (unified credit) was set at $5,250,000 (indexed for inflation. In 2015 the amount is $5,430,000); The estate tax rate was fixed at 40%; and Portability […]

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January 5, 2015 No comments

10 Important Habits of Debt Free People

Below is A.J. Smith’s (from Credit. com) interesting article for the new year. Read and share with friends and neighbors. Probably a valuable gift. -tf Whether you’ve resolved to get debt-free this year or you have a long way to go to get there, it’s good to be inspired. Look at people you know who are […]

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