Michael Whitman Pine Caskets
September 17, 2014 No comments

A Pine Box- What a Way to Go

My parents are both elderly and, as the only daughter, I have been very involved in their care. My mother is happily ensconced at The Greens at Hanover  and her days are surrounded by the new friends she has made there as well as by the amazing staff. But, my father lives alone in his house […]

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September 17, 2014 No comments


One of the fall migration’s great wonders is the en masse journey of broad-winged hawks from their summer nesting grounds in the eastern U.S. to their wintering grounds in southern Central and northern South America. Most raptors migrate alone or in small groups, but the broad-winged travels with flocks of its own kind that can […]

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September 11, 2014 No comments

Aging Resource Center Answers Tech Questions from Seniors

On Monday and Wednesday afternoons from July 21st to August 20th, two rising seniors from Hanover High School, Hazuki Horiuchi and Emma Woloshin, and a rising sophomore from Colby College, Sophie Bartels offered Tech Coaching sessions for older adults at the DHMC Aging Resource Center. This pilot project at the Aging Resource Center aimed to […]

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Back to School
September 15, 2014 No comments

Back to School Chic

Fall is in the air, and whether you are heading back to school or need to buckle down at work, it is the best time of year to reinvent your home or dormitory workspace.  A fresh new design aesthetic, organizational system, or even a few simple new desktop accessories can work wonders to get you excited again about […]

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September 11, 2014 One comment

The Dead Zone

Thanks to knee replacement surgery in June, I was forced to forego my beloved Telluride Film Festival this year. And as a result, I was banished to the local theaters in late August and early September for the first time in many years. Wow: what a wasteland. I am here to say that I have […]

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September 10, 2014 No comments

Fine Art, Fine Food

This years FAFF event takes place on Saturday, September 20 between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm at The Barn located at 125 Breck Hill Road in Lyme. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Lyme Country Store, at Long River Studios, or at the event for $35.00 per person. A preview of the items in the auction will be […]

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September 16, 2014 No comments

New Continents, New Beginnings

When for the first time I set foot outside an airport in the US, it was 1:29am in Boston. By the time I arrived at Hanover at about 9am, I had spent exactly three days in transit. As I was lugging the heavy suitcases to my dorm, I broke the handle. Not exactly a smooth […]

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September 14, 2014 No comments

Trustees Discuss Academic Vision, Resources, and Planning

The Dartmouth Board of Trustees received wide-ranging reports on Dartmouth’s mission and future plans for all areas of the institution, including the Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Geisel School of Medicine. The broad discussions provided Board members with opportunities to reflect on the ambitions of Dartmouth’s academic enterprise and consider […]

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September 14, 2014 No comments

“Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories”

In the early 1950s, a former ad man and modestly successful children’s book author published a series of illustrated stories for children in magazines like Redbook. They were short, two-to-three page spreads with stamp-sized drawings and minimal coloring. He hoped to publish them in book form but another project gained steam. In 1957, he published […]

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September 11, 2014 No comments

King Arthur Flour: $16,000 Raised for Hunger Relief

Norwich, VT   With over a third of all Vermonters not being able to afford enough food, King Arthur Flour is proud to announce that nearly $16,000 was raised to combat the serious issue of hunger. The Second Annual Bakers’ Harvest Tasting Supper brought together two dozen food vendors and farms – allowing 130 attendees to […]

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The Upper Valley's diners are gems - and places that offer many varieties of comfort.
August 18, 2014 No comments

In Praise of Diners

This is an odd week for me, since many of my close friends are starting to pack their belongings in trunks and say their goodbyes before they head off to college. It’s a melancholy time, and as I say farewell I can’t help but think of all the times and places I experienced with my friends. […]

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Worthy Burger is housed right next to the tracks in South Royalton, VT. This is itself a symbol of Worthy's philosophy of simplicity.
June 16, 2014 No comments

Shady Lanes: Worthy Burger

It is entirely fitting to Worthy Burger’s ethos that it is out of the way, deep in the Vermont countryside. Many a wanderer has uncovered the tiny town of South Royalton, VT, after catching word of our region’s secret beef gem. I heard about it from Dartmouth’s student paper a year ago, and I can […]

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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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social media seminar
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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August 27, 2014 No comments

Hyperlapse Is Hyperfun

Check out this great new app from Instagram ( for iphones only)! It’s a lot of fun . You can capture vid with a tap of a finger and speed up your life in a matter of seconds. And, you can  then post your creative side to Facebook and Instagram instantly. It’s sooooo easy. Read […]

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J letter
August 10, 2014 No comments

TIL J Was the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet

J must be the loneliest letter in the alphabet. J came in last.

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messy bedroom
July 27, 2014 No comments

TIL I Am Not the Only Mother Who Dealt With This.

Disaster relief request made by kid whose mother declared his bedroom a disaster area.

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listening elephant
July 7, 2014 No comments

TIL African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.

Elephants are amazing. I only wish they could see, hear and smell a poacher from 10 miles away. But, they are able to listen to languages spoken nearby and know if it is coming from a possible threat. http://www.nature.com/news/elephants-recognize-the-voices-of-their-enemies-1.14846  

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Retirement road sign
September 16, 2014 No comments

Hate Annuities? 7 reasons you might change your mind

Here is an interesting recent post by Stan Haithcock, at www.marketwatch.com. An interesting analysis of potential changes to annuities as a result of the July 1, 2014 IRS ruling: Hate annuities? 7 reasons you might change your mind. Even though there are over $200 billion of annuities sold annually in the U.S., the industry finds […]

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September 14, 2014 No comments

Your “Other Legacy”

In the end, we are all much more than our balance sheet. And yet, often this part of us, our “story” or “other legacy” is overlooked and forgotten. Last time we wrote about legacy in terms of an object representing a memory or relationship and tradition, such as the tradition of hiking with family and […]

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August 25, 2014 No comments

Estate Planning: It’s Not All About the Money

Up until now we have been writing about estate planning for you: we have been discussing how we want to be cared for if we lose capacity. Who will care for us? Where will we be cared for? Who will manage our finances? All are important and sometimes difficult questions. Before discussing planning for our […]

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