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July 2, 2015 No comments

Shall We Dance? Pilobolus at the HOP

I chickened out.  I had thought about signing up for the workshop (for regular, not necessarily dancer-type people) with Pilobolus, but entertained the thought just long enough until I knew it was too late.  May be just as well.  What would they have done with a 62 year-old body with multiple infirmities and a terror […]

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Lonesome Lake from Franconia Ridge
July 2, 2015 No comments

48 Reasons to Take a Hike

If you’re a hiker in New Hampshire, you probably know that hiking all of the state’s 4,000-ft peaks is a thing. As a transplant from the west coast, I did not know this, until late one August when my son did not want to report back to middle school. I could hardly blame him, but […]

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June 30, 2015 No comments

A LOCAL TWIST TO THE CSA MOVEMENT-ART NOT AGRICULTURE

What is Community Supported Art? Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, are pleased to bring a CSArt program to our community to support local art, artists and collectors. The selected […]

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pilobolus
July 2, 2015 No comments

Shall We Dance? Pilobolus at the HOP

I chickened out.  I had thought about signing up for the workshop (for regular, not necessarily dancer-type people) with Pilobolus, but entertained the thought just long enough until I knew it was too late.  May be just as well.  What would they have done with a 62 year-old body with multiple infirmities and a terror […]

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July 2, 2015 No comments

Art in Progress: Victor Ekpuk at Dartmouth

In April, Nigerian-born artist Victor Ekpuk spent several days at Dartmouth creating a mural on the wall of the Hood Museum of Art’s Lathrop Gallery. He invited museum visitors to watch his progress on the project, which was part of a larger exhibition of his work, called “Auto-Graphics,” on view at the Hood through Aug. […]

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CSArtUV-PickupEvent1
June 30, 2015 No comments

A LOCAL TWIST TO THE CSA MOVEMENT-ART NOT AGRICULTURE

What is Community Supported Art? Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, are pleased to bring a CSArt program to our community to support local art, artists and collectors. The selected […]

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Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 7.27.22 AM
July 2, 2015 No comments

Art in Progress: Victor Ekpuk at Dartmouth

In April, Nigerian-born artist Victor Ekpuk spent several days at Dartmouth creating a mural on the wall of the Hood Museum of Art’s Lathrop Gallery. He invited museum visitors to watch his progress on the project, which was part of a larger exhibition of his work, called “Auto-Graphics,” on view at the Hood through Aug. […]

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June 30, 2015 No comments

Dartmouth Trivia

As an Upper Valley local, taking Dartmouth for granted is easy- after all, it’s right in our backyard and seems so familiar. But, there are a few things that you may not know about Dartmouth. For instance: The Bells of Baker Tower ring on the hour and half hour and students and faculty can request […]

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June 30, 2015 No comments

Hotline

Night and Day with the Only 24-7 Suicide Call Center in Vermont and New Hampshire. by TAYLOR MALMSHEIMER Edward* has called more than 210 times since April 27, 2011. He calls Sunday mornings, he calls late at night, sometimes he calls in the afternoon. He calls when he’s afraid, he calls when he’s lonely. Sometimes […]

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June 25, 2015 No comments

Whetstone Station – Brattleboro, VT

In the effort to continue punching off my “Vermont Brewery Challenge Official Passport,” my significant other and I headed south to Brattleboro last weekend, looking forward to enjoying a beer and some lunch on the Connecticut River. Whetstone Station, located at 36 Bridge Street, is a restaurant, BierGarten and “experimental nano-brewery,” as they brew small, […]

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June 22, 2015 3 comments

Elixir – Contemporary American Cuisine

Last Tuesday night was my second time to Elixir, which is located in downtown Historic White River Junction, VT. Because my husband and I had tickets to a show at Lebanon Opera House later that night, I made a reservation online. Super easy, as they use OpenTable and after a few clicks, we were confirmed […]

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June 12, 2015 2 comments

Schilling Beer Co. – Littleton, NH

During a trip to the White Mountains for a getaway last weekend, my husband and I were on the hunt for a dinner spot along the way. Searching my Yelp app returned a quaint brewery located in Littleton, NH, which looked to fit the bill by offering wood-fired pizzas and other simple dishes made with […]

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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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wasabi-smoke-alarm
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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