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Get Ready for Pumpkin Fest 2019!

My how time flies, can you believe that Halloween is already knocking on our door? And you know what that means – it’s time for Pumpkin Fest! This year, the fest is in downtown Keene, and scaled back a bit from years past with new energy and focus, held this Sunday, October 27th from 1 [...]

Apple Cider, it’s New Hampshire in a Glass

Did you know that apple cider is the official beverage of the great State of New Hampshire? Yes – it’s true! It doesn’t get more authentic than a Granite State Apple Orchard pressing fruit once autumn’s cooler, shorter days begin to take hold. And not only is cider a local favorite -  it’s also official [...]

New England Manufacturing is Alive and Well!

Help us Celebrate National Manufacturing Day   Typically held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing’s impact by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders to celebrate the art of ‘making.’ We’re [...]

Source to Sea River Cleanup – local actions yield significant results.

Part of loving where you live is the meaningful ability to give back. And we all have our ways of giving back – some people donate money, others time and yet others serve as stewards of the land or community. While there are nonstop terrific ways to donate your time, we wanted to highlight one [...]

It’s Circus Time!

Do you dream of the Big Top? You know, the lights, trapeze, magicians, tigers, and death-defying stunts? Did you ever think that you too could be part of a fantastic circus show locally or around the world? Well, you can! Just for fun this week we thought we would head on over to Vermont and [...]

Experience the Farms of the Monadnock Region

Photo courtesy of Walpole Valley Farms The Monadnock area offers a New England history, one that is well seated in New England agriculture. As a result, there are many farms and farm properties peppered throughout the landscape. Some have come and gone as times have changed, yet many still exist. Some are even [...]

Raising the Barn – the Barn Vacation, That Is

Recently, this post on our favorite places to go glamping in New Hampshire and Maine made many of you very happy campers. So, this week we’re shifting back into vacation mode - which wasn’t difficult, considering it is still summer - with a focus on another must-try travel experience: vacationing in a barn. Wait. Before [...]

Chili, Wings, Seafood: Upcoming Granite State Food Festivals

Are you hungry for fun? Craving indulgent, communal experiences? Visit New Hampshire’s many upcoming food festivals to get a real taste of the Granite State. With its flourishing farm communities, fresh seafood, clever chefs, and inventive brewers, the New Hampshire food festival scene is the stuff of legends, offering you the chance to bite into [...]

Are You “Keene” on Fireworks?

Very soon, evening skies across the country will light up with fireworks in honor of Independence Day. Our hometown of Keene, New Hampshire celebrates the 4th of July on July 3rd with fireworks and other festivities while other cities and towns go all out on the big day itself. If you get fired up for [...]

How to Be a (Very!) Happy Camper

For a totally new camping experience, or a way to get the non-camper in your life to become a camping enthusiast, go glamping - that is, glamorous camping - in a tricked-out tent or cushy cabin. This experience gets you out into nature while including some of the comforts of home like a plush mattress, [...]