Experience a Seaside Botanical Garden and a Coastal Picnic too

  https://youtu.be/qPHpWS0lkLo As soon as you enter Fuller Gardens you’re greeted by an amazing abundance of beautiful blooms. Thousands of roses growing on the grounds – more than 1,500 bushes in all with more than 125 different varieties! Stroll around the grass pathways and take in the scent and captivating colors! Talk about a dazzling display of dahlia’s --- such an incredible variety! Check out the big bold dinnerplate dahlia! Spend some time in the conservatory – with more than 300 variety of cacti – there’s a lot to see inside. The Japanese Garden and koi pond is a must. Walk in through the tall trees and you immediately feel a sense of peacefulness. And on a hot day it's a nice shady reprieve from the sun. One of my fav spots was the front garden. A border of English perennials frames another section of rose bushes. Fountains and [...]

2019-08-13T13:22:19-04:00
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16 New Sights in the City of Keene

I’ve always had a particular fondness for the city of Keene.  Perhaps it’s because growing up in nearby Walpole, our family would travel to the “big city” to do our weekly grocery shopping, go out to dinner, or to  see a movie. Or, perhaps it’s because as an adult, I love the city’s Main Street (it's on USA Today’s list of Charming main streets across the US), lined with eclectic shops, great restaurants, a historic theatre and performance center, and cool coffee shops. Now, another reason to be enamored with the Elm City: a fantastic display of the city’s history in larger than life murals on buildings around downtown.   The murals were painted by the Walldogs. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a group of professional sign  artists from all over the world. Each year, hundreds of these artists travel to one community to paint the town! The [...]

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How I Live Free: Able Ebenezer Brewing Company

  https://youtu.be/RZM7sBIlG3Q   After serving in the Army together, Mike Frizzelle and Carl Soderberg went their separate ways in 2011 — one to California and the other to New Hampshire. Though the distance didn’t stop them from working on a business plan together. But where would they build the brewery they envisioned? Ultimately, it was the “Live Free or Die” state that felt right. Today, Able Ebenezer Brewing Company crafts 1,000 barrels a year in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where friends can gather in the tap room to sip great beer and swap stories, watch a game or listen to live music. Why We Returned to New Hampshire The personality we bring to the business, the brand we have chosen and the message we want to communicate resonates here in New Hampshire better than anywhere else. When people think of craft beer from the “Live Free or Die” state, we [...]

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This or That: Classic NH Ice Cream Shoppes

Summer is the season where a long day’s end is best spent with a melting cone in your hand. It’s hard enough choosing a flavor, let alone which local creamery to visit, but here we highlight two of the Granite State’s most beloved and experienced stops you really can’t go wrong. […]

2019-07-08T16:07:13-04:00
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The Lure of the Lupines: 5 Spots for Photo Opps

  You could pretty much set your calendar to it.  When you see spikes of purple, pink, blue and white dotting the landscape you know it’s got to be June in the 603.  If you’re not sure where to go to photograph them, we’ve got a few ideas. https://youtu.be/sExxID0HGGM Head to Sugar Hill, Franconia and Bethlehem and you’re sure to spot the large showy spikes growing just about everywhere – near ponds, along roadsides and of course in fields. For the 1st photo opp  – we’re taking you to the field across from the Sunset Hill House  in Sugar Hill.  A wooden fence surrounds the area and there's a big ole maple tree right in the middle of the field, and of course lupines. Lots and lots of lupines. I’d say that combination pretty much adds up to picture perfect. Our 2nd stop is perhaps one of the most [...]

2019-06-21T15:57:02-04:00Tags: |
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