First Time Pet Parents

First-Time Pet Parents: It's a great time in New Hampshire to consider adding a pet to your family. Before you make that final decision check out Jessica's article for some considerations.

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Rochester Fair Ends

Rochester Fair will not happen this year or again.  After 142 years of fun and excitement the announcement came that it was no longer possible to maintain the 56 acres…

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NH Lakes

What Boaters should know about our NH Lakes Anyone using our NH Lakes should be aware of the new, Clean and Drain law requiring all craft entering and leaving a…

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NH Lakes

What Boaters should know about our NH Lakes Anyone using our NH Lakes should be aware of the new, Clean and Drain law requiring all craft entering and leaving a…

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Passports

  Passports, Driver’s Licenses, Real ID’s In planning a mini get-away to Maine near the Canadian border I realized that my passport from 35 years ago had long since expired and no longer can we cross the Canadian border with just our driver’s licenses.  Of course my plans were decided upon almost last minute so after…

NH Lakes

What Boaters should know about our NH Lakes Anyone using our NH Lakes should be aware of the new, Clean and Drain law requiring all craft entering and leaving a NH body of water to check their equipment for invasive species. New Hampshire Lakes Association sponsors the Lake Host program that offers education and training…

Rochester Fair Ends

Rochester Fair will not happen this year or again.  After 142 years of fun and excitement the announcement came that it was no longer possible to maintain the 56 acres of land and all of the buildings on a level safe enough for the fair to continue. No other events will take place this year,…

Healthy Dog Treats

  What treats do you give your dog?  Are they Healthy Dog Treats? Like humans our pets healthy and happiness depend on the food and exercise they get.  When Lily came to live with us she had some serious digestion concerns.  Her Vet instructed us to choose from a few certain brands to feed her…

March Madness – NH Style! Maple Syrup Tapping!

Spring is on the way! New Hampshire folk celebrate March Madness in our own way! Maple trees are being tapped for the sap that is turned into that marvelous brown liquid found in many containers including maple leaf shaped jars throughout the state. Maple syrup, maple butter, maple sugar and maple lollipops are some of…

First Time Pet Parents

First-Time Pet Parents: How to Integrate a New Pet into Your Family and Lifestyle Jessica Brody, Guest Editor Adopting a pet for the first time is both exciting and overwhelming. Suddenly, there’s another living being in your home relying on you for food, a warm place to sleep, and lots of love. Being a parent…

Business Planning

Business Planning for Small Businesses Winter is a great time for many folks to review their business plans, even if they are not going for financing.  Goal setting and planning helps businesses become successful and grow.  The economy is constantly changing and being aware of your company’s strengths and weaknesses will give you a better…

November’s Full Moon Super Tides

  Mark your calendars!  On November 14th the earth will be the closest to our moon that it has been since 1948, and will not be the same until November 2034, thus creating a super – super moon. Super moons occur every year to some degree. A Perigee moon occurs when the moon’s elliptical orbit…

Enjoy the last weeks of Summer!

  County Fairs, quiet beaches, apple picking, farmer’s markets, craft fairs!  Much to choose from!  Still lots of time for hiking in pleasant temperatures. Weekend gatherings around the grill and the fire pit are great ways to spend time close to home at this time of the year. The department stores are drastically marking down…

Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve

Safety Tips for New Year's Eve If you're going to be out and about consider the following: *Carry only one credit card. *Leave your Social Security Card at home. *Carry only a minimum amount of cash. *Keep your purse with you. *Don't go alone – there's safely in numbers. *Be aware of your surroundings –…

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America   The mission of this organization, Wreaths Across America, is to coordinate wreath laying ceremonies across our nation of a specific day in December each year.  They also have programs that teach about our history and the contributions made by those who served. At this time of the year we have gatherings…

“Strawberry Fields Forever

“Strawberry Fields Forever – The red buckets are again to found in front of many business accompanied by a pleasant person with a bell.  The Salvation Army was founded in 1865, has become an international organization that serves people of all ages with many different needs. The fund raiser activities include the red kettles, thrift…

Toys For Tots – NH

Toys For Tots – NH   As we begin our annual quest for those gifts for the folks on our lists keep your eye out for just one item you can gift to a small child through the Toys For Tots program. Donations can be made at one of the local drop-off locations or if…