We at Masiello Employment had some fun in a recent blog, taking a closer look at TripAdvisor’s recommendations for top things to do and top places to eat in our hometown of Keene – and we noticed you enjoyed agreeing with (or disagreeing with) some of TripAdvisor’s choices. So we’re back at it, and this time our focus is on WCVB’s/WMUR’s news magazine television program, Chronicle. Well known across the state, this program has introduced countless folks to new and exciting things happening in the Granite State.

On February 8, 2019, the show introduced viewers to the main streets and back roads of the Monadnock Region, an area the show referred to as “one of the state’s prettiest corners,” “the forgotten corner,” and “the Currier and Ives of New Hampshire.” During this half-hour episode of Chronicle, co-hosts Anthony Everett and Shayna Seymour highlighted the following towns, businesses, and residents from the region:

  1. Town of Keene. The show began in Keene, which Chronicle called the “heart” of the Monadnock Region, and shared that, in the early 1900s, the town paved its main street and tried to attract visitors by creating a postcard touting “the widest paved main street in the world.”
  1. Town of Harrisville (described as “picture-perfect”). The next part featured Historic Harrisville, which the show said has “preserved 20+ buildings” (like the Harrisville General Store) as well as Harrisville Designs, Inc., “a wool-spinning business” that “builds looms as well.”
  1. Town of Swanzey. In this segment, the show interviewed the Public Works Director of Swanzey about the amount of effort (and money!) it takes to maintain the area’s famed covered bridges, which are frequently hit and damaged by unaware and/or preoccupied drivers.
  1. Town of Walpole. This show section focused on Thomas E. Hasselmann, who has gained local fame for living in a yurt (a structure Merriam-Webster defines as “a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia”).
  1. Town of Marlborough. This portion of the show took viewers inside Fisk Mill and The Mountain T-Shirt Company (AKA The Mountain), a “global brand” specializing in “art wear” with “100 employees cranking out some 5,000 t-shirts a day”; the show then highlighted Marlborough’s Hot Glass Art Center, “an artistic enterprise” where anyone can observe or learn the art of glass blowing.
  1. Town of Gilsum. This piece of the show introduced viewers to DV Farm, an important and unconventional farm that doesn’t grow crops – “the land is used as a rehab tool to keep our vets engaged in projects daily as they go through their journey of recovery from drugs and alcohol.”
  1. Town of Keene. The show concluded back in Keene, at Stonewall Farm, a “real working organic dairy” farm and “non-profit community resource [that] now includes a learning center [and] land for activities”; the segment ended by letting viewers know “you can go visit the grounds for free.”

We’re left wondering: Do you agree with Chronicle? If you’ve got a favorite area town, business, or resident that didn’t make the cut, let us know.

Whatever you think about Chronicle’s take on the Monadnock Region, we hope you agree Masiello Employment offers the area’s top employment services. Give us a call today; our recruiting team is available for a free consultation