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10 Things We Love about Newbury

Community-minded people in a harborside town located beside a majestic mountain. It's got to be Newbury, H.H. Compiled by Leigh Ann Root

12 The Great Grantham Scavenger Hunt

26 In the Forest of Time Newport, N.H., building is brought back to life, and a piece of history is saved. By Natasha Osborne Howe

34 Birds in Art Sutton, N.H., Artist Cindy House creates realistic landscapes — complete with birds, ducks or geese — with pur pigment pastels. By Laurie D. Morrissey


Laura Jean Whitcomb

I've been a resident for 33 years — and still learned something new about my hometown of Grantham, N.H. Text and photography by Laura Jean Whitcomb

40 Summer Celebrations ON THE COV ER Welcome Aboard! By Laura Jean Whitcomb

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This smiling wooden sign greets passengers boarding the MV Mount Sunapee II in Sunapee Harbor, N.H. (The real captain welcomes passengers as well.)

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Each New Hampshire town celebrates the Fourth of July with its own personality style. This issue of Kearsarge Magazine highlights two towns: Springfield and Andover. By James Bednar and Mitze Bender


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55 Behind the Scenes at Blue Loon Bakery Owning a business is work — hard work. But in this photo essay by Jim Block, you'll see that the folks at Blue Loon Bakery in New London, N.H., enjoy what they do. By Jim Block


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60 Dining by the Lake in Hopkinton The Lakehouse Tavern in Hopkinton, N.H., offers classic tavern meals and fancier fare daily. By Laurie D. Morrissey Whether it is a chef’s knife or an art knife, Zack Jonas takes pride in his craft. By Natasha Osborne Howe

68 Food, Family and Fabulousness


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64 Custom Knives

Marzelli Deli in Newbury, N.H., is a tried and true lip-smacking staple of the Kearsarge/Sunapee region. Text and photography by Leigh Ann Root

74 Restaurant directory 75 Maple Lemonade Recipe Schoodacs of Warner

76 Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Stacy's Smoothies of Sunapee Harbor


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A list of local eateries, and a few local recipes

77 Kolacki Pleasant Lake Cheesecake of New London

78 Roasted Sweet Potato and Yogurt Breakfast Boats

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editor’s letter Hello friends, My sandals are out of the closet. My short-sleeved shirts and crop pants are on hangers and ready to wear. The lighter sweaters are hung by the front door and the

winter coats are put away. Yes, I am ready for warmer weather.

And so is this issue of Kearsarge Magazine. Plan on using the next 80 pages as your guide to summer in the Kearsarge/ Lake Sunapee region. There are Fourth of July and Old Home Day celebrations, art and antiques to buy, towns to explore, new restaurants to visit, and recipes to test out at home. The Dining Guide, after a three-year hiatus, is back for summer 2019. It was so much fun to go on a foodie field trip last fall, and test out breakfast places this past spring, that I thought it was time to take a look at the local restaurant scene in detail. A lot has changed in the area — as you’ll see from the town-by-town directory — and we’ve picked a few places to “Sometimes you just need highlight. So break out your sumsomeone there for you.” mer gear and get ready for a few adventures! With independent and assisted living options,

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Reasons Why We Love

Newbury Compiled by Leigh Ann Root

Community-minded people in a harborside town located next to a majestic mountain. It’s got to be Newbury, N.H.


the docks of Newbury Harbor and Blodgett Landing and on the summit of Mount Sunapee. These are just a few reasons why I love Newbury and, when asking other neighbors, I quickly discovered there is no shortage of love for Newbury. Read on.

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family moved to Newbury almost five years ago. This proved to be an outstanding place for our family to flourish, appreciate nature (in every direction), and be a part of a wholesome community. In addition, I’m the lucky (down) dog who gets to teach yoga on


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Newbury is one of those neat little towns that has a lot to offer. Easy access to Lake Sunapee, Mount Sunapee, The Fells, hiking trails, snowmobile trails, the list goes on and on. Of course, owning a restaurant in an area where people come to vacation doesn’t hurt. When you think of Newbury, you’re likely to have a little smile cross your face... it’s just a fun area to hang out in! — Bob “Bubba” Williams, owner of Bubba’s Bar & Grille in Newbury

Jim Block

I love watching the sunrise on summer mornings. I love hearing the loons yodel their way back and forth across the water in front of our home. I love going out on the water for a paddle board, kayak or water ski run. I love the evenings on the lake, marveling in the peace as the sun sets and the moon rises. I love that Lake Sunapee is a Class A lake and that the community cares about keeping it that way. I love that there are winter options for recreation on the lake as well — from snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to ice fishing, snowmobiling and even ice sailing. What I also love about Newbury is the mountain! Mount Sunapee offers our family so many wonderful memories of skiing and riding with the kids. — Cindy Lapp, Newbury resident

I love the mountain, the lake and the people! The feeling of snow falling on my face and leaves crunching under my feet. — Megan Burch, director of marketing at Mount Sunapee Resort

Laura Jean Whitcomb

Newbury is a beautiful place to live. Every day as I drive to and from work, I find myself in awe of the beauty around me. It never gets old. We have so many lakes, hiking trails, biking trails — there’s always a reason to get outside. The #1 reason I LOVE living in Newbury is the sense of community. I grew up in the city, and I was a bit nervous about moving to the country. I could not feel more at home. The people are friendly and always willing to lend a hand. We’ve been here for 13 years, and I couldn’t be happier with our decision. — Kristie Lacombe, Newbury resident

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Leigh Ann Root

Newbury = priceless. Quiet walks in the woods, beautiful pristine lakes to enjoy, wonderful conservation efforts and a fun, uplifting community offering activities and events to get involved in. — Joan Morena, Newbury resident If you’re an outdoor person, nature abounds and offers us a multitude of valleys, mountains, lakes, ponds and streams with a guarantee that, from any elevation, there will be something new to be seen in Newbury. It’s peaceful, beautiful and has a laid-back perspective. Our friendly community has residents look out for their neighbors and always pitch in for the town. — Dennis Pavlicek, Newbury town administrator

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The people of Newbury are always there to help their neighbors and make Newbury a nice place to live. — Elliot Hanson, owner of Elliot Hansen Associates in Newbury


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I love Newbury because it’s a small country town with big country heart. — Shannon Demello Perry, Newbury resident

The people are so great here, always willing to help neighbors (or strangers, for that matter) and do nice things for other people. We love Newbury because of the fabulous lake and the mountain, and it’s wonderful to live in a small town where you know your policemen and firemen and town officials and where people really do care. — Wayne and Judy LaPorte, Newbury residents and owners of LaPorte Skindiving Shop in Newbury

Newbury captured my heart with its balance of nature, adventure and culture. There’s a unique beauty in being surrounded by mountains and water that instill peace in all who visit this small community. I came to Newbury with my family 11 years ago. We came for the winters and were soon overwhelmed by the beauty and adventure of the summers. It wasn’t long before we knew that we’d found our new home. — Whitney Ferrigno, Newbury resident Jim Block

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ow well do you know your hometown? I’ve lived in Grantham since 1986, and thought I knew it pretty well…until the Great Grantham Scavenger Hunt celebrating Grantham’s 250th anniversary. The task, designed by the Grantham Conservation Commission and Grantham Historical Society, was to visit historic, iconic or unique locations throughout the town, and take a photo to prove you’ve been there. “Some of these locations are easy to find. Some are difficult. Some are right near downtown, and a handful require a bit of hiking,” says Rich Kaszeta, scavenger hunt director. “Our goal was to get everyone out and exploring some of the little unique nooks and crannies of Grantham that you may have driven or walked by before, without really noticing them, and to learn more about Grantham’s rich history.”

I thought to myself, “No-o-o-o-o problem.” I asked my daughter Lucy to come along. There were 50 locations grouped into a few categories: buildings, ruins, parks, historical markers, cemeteries, ponds and miscellaneous history. And we started out one summer afternoon with clues in hand to try to win a 250th anniversary pin. Two days later, we met our goal of visiting 30 out of the 50 locations, and learned more about the town of Grantham in the process. Here are a few of the places we visited. Brookside Park. In 1984, a parcel of land given to the town of Grantham by the Hanslin family was converted to a nature and conservation area. The area includes trails, bridges, a fernery and 16 different types of trees. It provides a respite from a busy day, a place to hike, and a quiet picnicking area along the length of Skinner Brook. If you follow the ›››››

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trail, you’ll come to the Old Apple Orchard. This area, prior to the arrival of Interstate 89, used to be the town fairgrounds in the 1930s, then an apple orchard through the 1980s. The Grantham Garden Club is in the process of restoring this orchard and planting a pollination garden. Old Miller Pond Mill. Miller Pond is so named because it actually once was a “miller’s pond.” At the southeast end of Miller Pond is an old dam and the foundations of an old mill. It is the site of the earliest saw and gristmill lots in Grantham. The Grantham Recreation Park, located on the south end of Grantham, was developed in the early 2000s from land that used to be farmland (the old Juniper Hill Farm). In 2012, the athletic field facilities were improved with a donation from the Timken Foundation. If you have kids in sports, you’re well aware of the park and all it has to offer, including the blueberry patch that can be picked by local residents in season in exchange for donations supporting Grantham Recreation Park development. Leavitt Family Plaque. The Leavitts were one of the earliest and largest families to settle in Grantham, arriving in the early 1790s. Nathanial, his wife Lydia and their 12 children left many descendants — at one time there were more than 50 Leavitts attending the Leavitt Hill School. In the early 2000s, descendants of Nathanial Leavitt left several historical markers. This marker is located at the junction of Leavitt Hill Road and Miller Pond Road. Town line marker between Grantham and Croydon. There is an engraved granite town line marker on Bouldervale Road. Up

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until the 1930s, this road was Route 10 and served as the main north-south overland road in this part of town. While the date of the marker is unknown, the style of the finish and the engraving appear to date it to the early 19th century, and may well be connected to the boundary dispute between Grantham and Croydon that was adjudicated by an act of the state legislature in the first decade of the

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19th century. It survives today as a reminder of the original location of the main road connecting the two towns and an original artifact revealing how such boundaries were marked 200 years ago. A memorial for PFC Jerry Dean Pillsbury, Grantham’s only resident to die in combat in the Vietnam War. Pillsbury was the son of Alvah J. (Jack) Pillsbury and Bernice E. Pillsbury of Grantham. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on Feb. 24, 1966, in Manchester, N.H. PFC Pillsbury was assigned for duty with Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF. He died on Sept. 25, 1966,

from wounds received during operations in Quang Tri province, South Vietnam. His memorial is in front of the Dunbar Free Library on Route 10. The Old Grantham Village School. In 1858 it was called the Hollow Village School. All grades were taught in one room. In 1910, a partition separated grades 1 to 4 and grades 5 to 8. In 1983, students started the new Grantham Village School on Learning Drive. The building was used for town offices and the police station, then given to the Grantham Historical Society in 2006. The Dunbar Free Library. From 1889 to 1893, a lending library was available in a private home. In 1893, the Ladies Aid began buying books for a collection and J. Madison Howe was paid $15 a year to be the librarian. In 1900, Grantham native Lorenzo Dunbar donated to the town the land ›››››

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History of Grantham Grantham, N.H., was originally incorporated in 1761 and derived its name from a prominent man referred to as Thomas Robinson, Right Hon. Lord Grantham of Grantham, England. He was friends with Governor Wentworth, an activist for American independence and, later, one of Great Britain’s first postmaster-generals. The 1761 charter was granted to a group of 68 proprietors, but when the requirements for settlement were not met, the charter was forfeited. The second charter was granted in 1767 to another set of 70 proprietors (including one woman) for a town called New Grantham. The first settlers built homesteads in scattered areas on the west side of Grantham Mountain. Early settlements in Grantham included the Dunbar Hill area in the 1770s, the Leavitt Hill section around 1790-93 and Howe Hill around 1813. In 1790, the first year of the census, Grantham had 333 residents. Established roadways in the early 1800s increased the town’s development, resulting in a church, store, cemetery, schoolhouse, two taverns and a blacksmith shop where the Meriden Road crossed the Croydon Turnpike. This area, well established by 1818, functioned as the town center. Also in 1818, the name was legally changed back to Grantham. Early businesses included Francis Howe’s cooper shop (and later his son James commercial printing press) on Route 114, a clothespin factory run by Samuel Currier and a cider mill owned by Howard Green. Stores in Grantham date to the early 1800s when Francis Howard ran one at the Dunbar Hill settlement. The lumber business played an important part in the economics of Grantham; by 1872 the town had six mills and claimed to saw more lumber annually than any other town in the county. These mills employed 26 people, had an annual payroll of $6,000 and sawed timber valued at $26,000. The economy of Grantham changed in the 1920s when wood grew scarce and several mills relocated or closed their doors. Grantham’s population declined from 550 to 275, and remained in that range for several decades. In the mid-1970s, the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Council projected a population of 500 for Grantham in the year 2000. But the interstate and the need for more housing in the Upper Valley resulted in several Grantham residential developments such as Eastman, Olde Farms and Gray Ledges, boosting Grantham’s population to 2,167 in 2000. The 2016 Census estimate for Grantham was 2,970 residents, which ranked the town 109th among New Hampshire’s incorporated cities and towns.


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Top: Miller Pond Center: Levitt Family Plaque Bottom: Town line marker between Grantham and Croydon

and the money for the construction of a new library building, named in memory for his wife. Built by Newport contractor Charles Partridge, the single-story building was dedicated in 1901. It was renovated in 1992 and an addition was built in 1999. The gardens around the library are lovely, and include a “Shakespeare Garden” in memory of Dunbar Free Library supporter Joyce Andrews. The Reney Memorial Forest. The Donas J. and Margaret Reney Memorial Forest is a green, hilly backdrop to historic Grantham village — and a great place to take a hike. The forested trail — segments of an old logging road that connect to an old Class VI road — rises to a head of land and plateaus before heading down the eastern slope to Route 114. The 428-acre reservation, protected in 2003, is under conservation by the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests. A more extensive trail system is in the works. Look for the kiosk and parking area off Route 10 on the south end of Grantham.

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In the Forest of Time Newport, N.H., building is brought back to life, and a piece of history is saved. By Natasha Osborne Howe Photography by Jennifer Stark


has been a labor of love at 35 Spring Street in Newport, N.H. The once -condemned building has received a stunning transformation after a long and challenging process, and it is now the home of In the Forest of Time, Vintage Antiques/Designs Goods.

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Jessi Ryan had seen beyond the mess when he first set his sights upon it in 2015. “I first stopped at the barn near the end of August 2015 and discovered the barn was slated to be torn down,” Ryan says. “It had become an eyesore to the community.” A fire had struck the barn in June 2014, damaging the plumbing and electrical system. “I saw the potential for a business and home,” Ryan says. “It’s not what’s in your pocket, but what’s in your head.” After an assessment by a structural engineer, the town gave Ryan a list of requirements before he could occupy the building. The electrical system was brought up to code and in March 2016 Ryan began cleaning out the building. He filled 13 75-foot dumpsters with plumbing supplies, loads of junk and insulation after pulling down the dropped ceilings. The place was dark and dingy. Ryan dismantled dividing walls and removed boards and paint from windows, letting in the light. He replaced shingles, cleaned the yard, ›››››

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planted new grass, and added a handicap accessible entrance. He arranged living quarters in a corner of the milking parlor and set to organizing the antiques. Ryan saved a piece of Newport history from perishing. “By saving this barn and creating something unique in Newport, it only helps the entire community,” he says. Many people had stopped by to see what he was doing. The extensive barn, built in 1893 and was once connected to the house behind it as one real estate package, has a long history of owners. Vaudeville entertainer Billy B. Van was the most notable. The brick house was built in 1815, according to owner Dale Flewelling, and Van moved there in 1920. Van loved Newport and declared it the “Sunshine Town,” coining the town’s nickname. He relocated his Guernsey cows from Georges Mills, N.H., adding a creamery to the barn. It was demolished a few years ago after falling into ruin. At a young age, Van was involved in entertainment and reinvented himself throughout his life. He had produced movies at his studio in Georges Mills. Ryan had stumbled across stage props in the barn and packaging from Van’s Pine Tree Products. The most significant discovery, though, was three film frames from the 1920 movie “Where Are Your Husbands?” which he brought to the Newport Historical Society. Because of Ryan’s keen eye when sweeping, the film was matched and was able to be successfully restored. It has been shown to audiences in the area.


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A forest in time Like his predecessor, Ryan has reinvented himself many times. He also worked in show business, is a singer/songwriter and once performed in a band. The inspiration for the business name came to Ryan when he was outside one day exploring a patch of woods on the property. He paused and glanced at the building and again at the “forest” as he called it, realizing the building represented time. A forest in time, he mused. It fit. Ryan was finally able to open full time in the summer of 2018. The barn has been cultivated into an enchanted forest of antiques, so artfully and thoughtfully planted. Each piece has its own persona and tale to tell. Memories are imprinted upon silverware, book pages, dinner plates and clasps on a woman’s silk dress. Each chair and couch is inviting. It is easy to imagine someone putting clothes in a bureau drawer or penning letter at one of the charming desks. “A woman was reminded of something her grandmother had,” Ryan says. “People want a story with what they buy.” He values the old history and likes preserving it. “You need a story,” he adds. The previous owner thought he was getting in over his head, but after seeing the results of Ryan’s labor, amended his statement by telling him he was the right person. “Jessi has done a marvelous job and he is a very industrious man,” says Larry Cote, president of the Newport Historical Society. “I’m glad to see it restored.” Ryan bought tools at second hand stores as he had arrived


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display their work in an outside gallery,” Ryan says. “I also want to extend the deck with stairs into the yard and possibly a café at some point.” He learned how to work and maintain good work ethics from his grandparents who raised him on a little farm in South Carolina. They gave him a loving, stable home life. The parting words



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Designing at The Fells Ryan has always enjoyed decorating and began selling second hand items and antiques when he lived in Manhattan. He has owned other antique shops locally, A Place Called Home on Main Street in Newport and the Wing and the Wheel in New London and Claremont. “I learned the value and history of pieces,” he says. He believes that everything will find a home and does not believe in pressuring people. He prefers to think of his business not as a store, but as a showroom. Ryan — with friend and Boston-based designer, Irene Chavez — partnered in a room display for the Christmas at The Fells event in November 2018. Chavez designed “the boudoir” with selections from Ryan’s showroom. “When my husband and I first met Jessi, almost three years ago, we were both attracted to his charm and spirit,” says Chavez. ›››››


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“He wants to create a beautiful space and a destination for union, community and fun.” People have expressed thanks to Ryan for saving the building. Ryan plans to display a historical timeline of the barn at some point. He has documented the stages of his work on the barn with his iPad. Ryan has read many positive posts on Facebook about his business and has visitors from many places. “It makes me feel good when someone comes in and says they feel at home,” Ryan says. “I like creating an atmosphere of peace, without drama.” A new purpose granted to this well-seasoned structure and its welfare to a new keeper. “This is the Sunshine Town and I think a lot of sun shines in this building,” Ryan says, raising his eyes to the windows he uncovered. “I’m not going anywhere.”

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Sutton, N.H., Artist Cindy House creates realistic landscapes, complete with birds, ducks or geese, with pure pigment pastels.


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Finding passion in nature House lives on a dead-end road in Sutton, N.H., in a late-1790s home that looks west to the Mink Hills. On a cold, windy day last winter, she talked about how her love of birds led to her career — from wildlife biology major to field guide illustrator to nationally recognized master of the pastel medium. Outside the glass sliding doors of her studio, a flock of wild turkeys roosted in the lower branches of an old apple tree, the wind ruffling their feathers. Woodpeckers, tufted titmice, chickadees, nuthatches and cardinals made a scene of constant motion. “I love my work,” says House. Her passion for her art is clear. “I work out of my desire to take something that moved me while I was out in nature and see if I can give the viewer a little bit of what I felt,” she explains. Her pastels are created with pure pigment that contains just enough binder to form sticks. Next to the easel in her high-ceilinged studio is a huge, compartmentalized tray filled with about 2,500 pastels, each section containing a different hue or shade. Those she uses most are the earthy tones: blues, grays, brown/beige and mauve/purples. The “ground” for her paintings is 400grit archival sandpaper.

So precise is House’s work that her paintings often are mistaken for oil paintings. The birds she depicts are perfectly true to their habitat, usually a tiny part of the scene. It’s possible that you won’t even notice them on first glance at the painting — just as you might not if you were standing at the spot where she painted it. “The scale at which she paints and places birds into landscapes demands that she capture their flight shape, behavior, and gesture perfectly,” says landscape and wildlife artist James Coe. “They are the birds of her life, depicted in the settings she most loves to inhabit.”

Discovering the landscape The true beginnings of House’s art come from observing nature with her mother, a natural history teacher and photographer in Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Maine, but soon found work doing black and white illustrations of birds. They caught the attention of an editor at Addison-Wesley, who asked her to illustrate a guide to the birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “You can imagine how that felt to me. It was like a dream come true,” she says. House’s next “patron of the arts” turned out to be the Puerto Rican lizard cuckoo. She submitted her illustration of the bird to the “Birds in Art” exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis., and it was accepted. Editors from ›››››

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painting by Cindy House is more an experience than a picture. You feel yourself drawn into a moment, a day, a season, an ecosystem. Somewhere in the scene, there’s a bird — soaring through the sky, gliding in a marsh, or diving into an ocean wave. House’s award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the country and in England, including in the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. But if you can’t travel to see her work, just pick up a copy of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Her detailed renderings of ducks and geese have appeared in every edition, including the latest (7th).

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National Geographic attended the exhibition opening, which led to her next illustration job. Her work has been included in 26 “Birds in Art” exhibitions at the Woodson Art Museum since then. This year, she was celebrated as the Birds in Art 2018 Master Artist. “This is the highest recognition I could get from within the bird art world,” House says.

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Amy Montague, the director of the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, recalls working with House on a solo exhibition titled “Landscapes Discovered.” “That language seems perfect to me, since discovery is what I experience when I look closely at her extraordinary paintings,” she says. “Simultaneously, her work reveals the remarkable versatility of the pastel medium, of which she is a master, and the profound beauty of the New England landscape. Exploring Cindy’s paintings has led me to look at the landscape — and clouds — with a completely new eye.” House typically works five or six hours a day, either in her studio or in one of her favorite plein air painting locations, such as Cascade Marsh in Sutton. She takes trips further afield with her friend Lisa Jelleme, a fellow painter who lives in East Andover, N.H. She frequently travels to Plum Island, Martha’s Vineyard, coastal Maine and New Hampshire, and Sanibel, Fla., to bird watch and paint. This past winter, she and her husband, Eric Derleth (a wildlife biologist with the Federal government), went birding in South America. This fall, they’ll visit a migration hot spot in Sweden. The work can be slow: House’s output is typically 12 to 15 paintings a year. And solitary. Her “rescue cat,” Abby, is her studio companion, nibbling on the edge of her easel when it’s time to be fed. She loves gray days, since they offer the best light for painting. But in any weather, she says, “When I’m painting, there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.”

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Each New Hampshire town celebrates the Fourth of July with its own personality and style. Sunapee pulls out all the stops for a spectacular fireworks show on the lake. The Grantham Fire Department is well known for its annual chicken barbeque, which sells out every time. And where can you find cow patty bingo? In Bradford, of course! This issue we highlight two towns, Springfield and Andover. Don’t miss the festivities!


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The Celebrating Never Stops in Springfield, N.H. By James Bednar


or a small village of 1,300 people, Springfield, N.H., certainly knows how to celebrate its history in a big way. When a small group of volunteers got together in late 2017 to brainstorm ideas, they came up with a plan for celebrating the town’s 250th anniversary. While the actual anniversary date was January 2019, they started celebrating in January 2018. And they haven’t stopped since, with a wide variety of events planned through to the end of 2019. “We set three goals for the celebration — building community, giving something back, and having fun,” says Don Hill, chair of the 250th Celebration Committee. “And it seems we may well exceed all expectations on all fronts!” After polling the community for ideas, the group decided to “give Springfield a lift!” — raise funds to install a lift in the town’s historic meeting house so that its second floor can be accessible for public events. Since its dedication in 1799, the Springfield Meeting House has been the scene of many of the town’s main events — weddings, funerals, grange meetings, elections, square dances, town meetings, concerts, bazaars and innumerable town suppers. Placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1986, the building continues to be central to the activities celebrating the rich history of the town. Raising funds for the lift has been successful with the effort well on its way to reaching the $75,000 goal. ›››››

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A four-page calendar of events planned throughout 2019 (available at springfieldnh.org) offers something for everyone. The meeting house will certainly be one of the clues to be found in the Historic Scavenger Hunt scheduled for Saturday, June 8. Teams of up to five people will be roaming the town hoping to win a prize. Music will fill the Springfield Meeting House on Saturday, June 29 when Springfield resident and cellist Donna Denniston and her friends from the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra play some classical favorites. On Thursday, July 11, the meeting house hosts historian George Morrison who takes the audience on a journey with the tragic hero Robert Rogers of the Rangers. “Old Home Day this year is going to be extra special and REALLY BIG!” says Alison Patten, who is spearheading the volunteers organizing the parade. Events kick off Friday, July 12 with a square dance topped off with fireworks. Runners line up early on Saturday morning for the annual “Ramble Round the Lake” 5K run. Just after the last walkers cross the finish line, the parade kicks off at 11:30, with lots of music, floats and fun. Throughout the day, a variety of games, food, vendors, music and the Highland Games offer entertainment for everyone. The fire department’s annual chicken BBQ dinner, sure to sell out quickly, ends the day.

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The following weekend, the meeting house opens its doors to the region’s artists with an Art Show and Sale. A preview party kicks off the event on Friday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. and the doors open Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Stroll through the Dahlias” offers a refreshing change with Springfield’s own Dahlia Lady Emily Cleveland opening her gardens for a summer afternoon, Saturday, Aug. 24. The outdoor theme continues Saturday, Sept. 7 when Springfield’s Conservation Commission shows off a new trail created on the beautiful hills and forests of the town. “What better way to close off the summer’s celebrations, than to rededicate the meeting house,” says Donna Denniston, Springfield’s Historical Society’s chair. “First dedicated 220 years ago, the Springfield Meeting House will continue to be the centerpiece of the town.” On the evening of Sept. 7, historian Paul Wainright will highlight the important role meeting houses made in colonial times, followed by a special ceremony re-dedicating the meeting house as it enters a new chapter in 2019. “The amount of energy that all the volunteers continue to bring to these events is amazing,” says Hill. “Springfield as a community is flourishing! What a great way to celebrate!” As a child, Jim Bednar summered in Springfield at his parents’ home, including earning college money at the New London Inn. Since 2013, Jim and his wife, Cune, have been full-time residents enjoying being involved in all the town activities.

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An Old Time Fair in Andover, N.H. By Mitze Bender


very year, Meg Brena heads to Andover, N.H., on the first Sunday in August for Andover Historical Society’s Old Time Fair. It’s only 9:15 on Sunday morning, and she is already walking back to her car, bags swinging from her arms, an antique lantern in each hand — all purchases from the flea market at Potter’s Place. “I love it!” Brena says. “It’s fun; the atmosphere is great! The people are so nice here, and you never know what you’ll find. Also, you know you are supporting historical Potter’s Place.” Steve Michel of Croydon, N.H., hurries back to his vehicle to drop off the first batch of his family’s purchases at the flea market. They also attend every year. “It’s a fun event for all of us. There’s plenty for the kids to do. It’s just a good old time country fair,” Michel says. “I love the toys!” says Kallen Roche, Michel’s grandson, who was celebrating his 7th birthday at the Old Time Fair. His 5-year-old sister, Lucy, bought a wooden box for her books. She says she was going to paint “LOL” on it.

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society’s grounds in Potter Place. Although it is separate from the town of Andover’s Fourth of July Celebration, this is a town-wide “Old Home Day” event, with activities and fun for all ages. Included are a country auction, an extensive flea market, a craft market, a farmers market, railroad handcar rides, children’s games, antique vehicle exhibits, musical entertainment and much more. The flea market tables are b ubbling with activity. As you enter the tent, Natalie, 10, was busy selling raffle tickets with her mother, Pat Cutter, who once ran the fair. After Louise Grasmere, a parttime Andover resident, finishes shopping at the flea market, she heads over to peruse the crafters’ tables. She plays a little music on a guitar made from a cigar box. Grasmere comes from a musical family, as three of her family members make up the six-piece Ragged Mountain Band. Last year they serenaded guests as they ambled from the flea market to the craft tables to the historical railroad buildings.

“I love this fair. It’s a wonderful, mellow event,” Grasmere says. “The auction is a real auction — not a high-powered auction.” Four-year-old Thea of Wilmot, N.H., thrilled with the Peppa Pig toy she found, is on her way to get her face painted, having already enjoyed a maple donut. And the line for the maple donuts is constantly growing.

The crafter’s tables scatter the green. This was Patricia Proctor’s first year at the fair. Her uniquely painted animal rocks drew many visitors. “I look at the rocks and try to accentuate the features of the rocks,” she explains. “I follow the fractures in the rock and use that in my designs.” In a nearby tent, Nancy Delesare of Newport, N.H.,

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focuses on her rug hooking while visiting with a friend. She has been attending the fair for 20 years. “I love the people. I enjoy talking with people,” she says. Like DeLesare, Priscilla Parmenter has been spinning at the fair for many years. Sharing the same tent as DeLesare and fellow spinner and longtime friend, Fran Emory, Parmenter says, “The people are so much fun. The children are great. It’s just a laid back, country atmosphere.” “It’s like an English-country fair,” Emory adds. “Not a lot of noise — just genuine people doing what they love.” Jesse Connell and his wife, Tiffany, sait in the shade with their dog, enjoying some burgers and music. “I was born and raised in Andover. I love the fair!” Jesse says. Over in the shade to the left of the band, Amy Jenkins is busy painting faces. This is her fourth year at the fair. Jack Giglio, 4, of North Sutton, N.H., sits quietly as Jenkins paints a Batman mask on his face. “This fair is just awesome,” says Aimee Giglio, Jack’s mom. Louisiana-native Mitze Bender has been a freelance writer and photographer for more than 20 years, writing for the U.S. Forest Service, Habitat for Humanity and a variety of magazines and newspapers. After a brief stint teaching high school English and creative writing, she became the editor of her own newspaper. She moved with her family to New Hampshire over a decade ago and has been working on a series of Southern fiction novels.

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Behind the Scenes at Blue Loon Bakery introduction by Laura Jean Whitcomb photography by Jim Block


Emily Irick finishes stacking the almond croissants she baked earlier in the morning.

aurie Schive is busy in the bakery, but the minute a customer walks in, she quickly moves to the retail section of her shop. “What’s in the sandwich today?” a man asks, holding up a pre-wrapped sub. The sandwich special is ham and brie on a baguette, and before she can finish her sentence, he’s nodding and ready to check out. The next person in line orders a turkey sandwich, which is made right there and then on his choice of bread. Blue Loon Bakery is co-owned and co-operated by Schive and Mike Morgan. It was a labor of love to design and renovate the Lovering building on Main Street in New London, N.H. “We purchased the building officially in November 2017, but spent several months before that working with the town and our neighbors in the planning board process. We then spent eight months designing and renovating the building with help from Bonin Architects and Old Hampshire Designs,” says Morgan. “We had a couple of soft openings in June, and then opened officially on June 29, just before the Fourth of July week.” One year later, the bakery is thriving. Customers line up for soft Bavarian pretzels on Thursday, the only day they are baked and sold,

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and a bread subscription brings folks in every Friday for four weeks to pick up a fresh loaf. “It’s amazing how far we’ve come in building this little idea of opening a small artisan bread bakery into a regular gathering spot for so many people in and around New London. Every day is still an adventure, but we have assembled a talented staff and find we are meeting demand almost all the time,” says Schive. ›››››

Baguettes, just removed from the oven, make an interesting pattern. They are almost too beautiful to eat, but eating is what they are for, and one of the reasons the Blue Loon patrons visit the bakery often. “Our products are all made from scratch, in house, every day using as many local ingredients as we can find with quality being our watchword,” says Schive. kearsargemagazine.com • Summer 2019 • Kearsarge Magazine


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Emily Irick sprinkles powdered sugar over half of each chocolate hazelnut twists.


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Emily Irick uses a blacksmith glove to place very hot loaves of Sunapee Sourdough on a cooling rack. Sunapee Sourdough has a chewy crust and is made with wheat flour, water and salt. A touch of whole rye flour and a long fermentation period gives this bread a creamy flavor.

Morgan agrees. “While delighted to have so many regular customers, we still see people on a daily basis who have come to the bakery for the first time, and enjoy engaging with them. We’re also pleased to hear longtime New Londoners tell us they appreciate what we’ve done to preserve the character of this Main Street building. Members of the Lovering family, who owned the farmhouse for well over a century, have told us they believe their ancestors would

have been pleased to see what’s happened to the building, especially since at least one of those relatives was apparently an accomplished baker in her own right.” Laura Jean Whitcomb is the publisher and editor of Kearsarge Magazine and Kid Stuff magazine. She loves to bake (and currently has a maple cheesecake in the oven while writing), but would rather pick up a treat at a local restaurant or bakery.

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Dining by the Lake in Hopkinton, N.H. The Lakehouse Tavern offers classic tavern meals and fancier fare daily. text by Laurie D. Morrissey photography by Laura Jean Whitcomb


n a warm summer day, the deck of the Lakehouse Tavern is filled with people at umbrella-shaded tables enjoying a burger, a salad or something a bit fancier, like coquilles St. Jacques or steak tips Gorgonzola. Even on a hot day, there’s usually a breeze coming across the lake. It’s a casual, friendly scene; diners chat with those at their table and with acquaintances at nearby tables as well.

Lakeside setting

Page 60: A view of the dining room, ready for evening guests Above: Nancy Ridinger makes all the desserts in house.

There has been a restaurant on Hopkinton’s Kimball Lake as long as most area residents can remember. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Horseshoe Tavern offered fine dining in a former blacksmith’s shop, where there is still a small mountain of horseshoes in the front yard. More recently, restaurants were established in a nearby 150-year-old farmhouse: The Casserole, Blaser’s Fireside Tavern, and Number 5 Tavern. Lakehouse Tavern is its newest resident, launched in February 2018 by Hopkinton residents Richard and Nancy Ridinger. ›››››

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2019 Dining Guide “It’s a classic New Hampshire tavern,” Richard says, sitting in a dining room booth one morning before the lunchtime rush: “Food, spirits and a fun atmosphere. Simple comfort food, and a menu that changes with the season.” The Lakehouse Tavern offers nine beers on tap, specialty cocktails and a selection of wines. Local products are on the menu whenever possible, including vegetables from local farms and cider from Contoocook Cider Company. The Lakehouse Tavern’s dining room has French doors opening onto the deck and a collection of photos and water colors on the walls. Outside the dining room there is a cozy sitting room with a fireplace and comfortable chairs. Downstairs, the bricklined tavern features a horseshoe bar and accents such as vintage skis and snowshoes, a trail map of Ragged Mountain Ski Area, a topographic map of Hopkinton and old license plates — including “RU21.”

Homemade desserts and more The restaurant business is relatively new to the owner. Richard’s career was in the insurance industry and Nancy Ridinger works in publishing. Nancy formerly owned a baking business, so several desserts on the Lakehouse’s menu are her creations, including raspberry mousse cake, chocolate espresso cake and white chocolate banana bread pudding. The Lakehouse Tavern’s menu features a dozen sandwiches and several variations on the hamburger (including a vegetarian Local craft beers are on tap. 62

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Burger and fries in the downstairs tavern

Portobello burger). Of the nine appetizers, Richard says, lobster fritters are the most popular. Favorite salads are beet salad (with red and golden beets and a large round of goat cheese) and poached pear salad with purple pears, cranberries and blue cheese. On the entrée list, customer favorites include prime rib, seafood Alfredo, eggplant parmesan and chicken piccata. One of the restaurant’s unique features is that prime rib is cooked daily. Any left over goes into the Lakehouse Dip sandwich the next day. The Ridingers have added special occasions, such as trivia nights and a lobster bake. The

restaurant is also popular for private events: Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce meetings, retirement parties, networking events, office parties and even a small wedding. Upstairs and down, historical photos adorn the walls. The tavern and its setting are significant in the town’s history. The 75-acre lake was created in 1931 by John C. Kimball and Harold C. Kimball, who hired workers to reconstruct a former mill dam and dredge the existing swamp. They established a resort called Horseshoe Trail Camp, and purchased the blacksmith shop that became the Horseshoe Tavern. Several Horseshoe Trail Camp cabins remain, and have been renovated for town recreational use. The property adjoins Hopkinton’s 4.5-mile Town Greenway.

would be a lot of work — and they were right. He had a hand in the renovations, helping to complete the new horseshoe-shaped bar and install shelving. He often makes a tour of the dining room during the evening, stopping by a table or two to see how things are going. He’s still making plans and changes — like adding patio seating and live music. It has been a learning curve, but he’s glad he changed his career track. “I always thought it would be fun to open a restaurant,” he says. “I wasn’t looking for a place when this business became available, but I thought, ‘If not now, when?’ It’s pretty satisfying on a night when we’ve been really busy and I see people walking out with smiles on their faces after a really good meal. It’s kind of a rush, like the end of a performance.”

More ideas Richard Ridinger says people told him that running a restaurant

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Custom Knives

Whether it is a chef’s knife or an art knife, Zack Jonas takes pride in his craft. text by Natasha Osborne Howe photography by Marc Beerman


or as long as he can remember, Zack Jonas, proprietor of Jonas Blade and Metalworks in Wilmot, N.H., has loved knives, which ultimately led him to forging his own business of custom knifemaking.

Mankind’s oldest tools Jonas has lived in New England most of his life. Shortly after graduating from Connecticut College in 2005, he discovered knife making was something he wanted to pursue and it was then he started searching for a teacher. “The idea that I could learn how to do it myself grabbed me and has never let go,” Jonas says. As it turned out, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) offered a class in Boston. He immediately signed up, re-enrolling eight times. Master knife maker JD Smith took Jonas on as an apprentice, working for several hours a week for three years. He also learned from other masters by attending classes in Arkansas, Kansas, New York and Oregon. “I have always found knives beguiling, and when I consider what appeals to me intellectually, it is that knives are one of mankind’s oldest tools,” he says. “We figured out how to cut stuff not long after 64 Kearsarge Magazine • Summer 2019 • kearsargemagazine.com

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“Making knives makes me happy,” Zack Jonas says. “For one thing, I really do love the immediacy of creating physical objects and seeing them take shape as I work with them.”

we figured out how to bash stuff and it doesn’t get more fundamental than that.” He technically started his business in 2010 in Boston, where he grew up. In 2012, he earned his Journeyman Smith ranking through the American Bladesmith Society and married his wife, Karina. He didn’t go full time in earnest until a move to Wilmot in 2012.

Using knives and art knives He produces two broad categories of knives, which are practical or “using” knives as well as the more decorative “art” knives. Jonas explained that he finds enjoyment with each in different ways. “The using knives fulfill me because they increase my client’s own fulfillment doing something they love,” Jonas says. Concisely, the basic steps of making a knife involve shaping the blade, heat treatment, handle construction and finishing. Most common knives take a few days to produce. He sells his knives through a few channels, including the League of NH Craftsmen’s annual fair, which has been a cornerstone of his business since 2013. His knives have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show three times and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show once. Galleries in Maine, Maryland and New York City showcase selections of his work.

“I primarily sell my knives over the internet,” Jonas says. “My knives are expensive, but you are not really going to treat yourself to a custom made chef’s knife unless you really love to cook. And if you really love to cook, you’re going to love it even more using one of my knives.” Sometimes a client will seek him out at the craftsmen’s fair and tell him how pleased they are. He is always satisfied to receive the feedback, but simple “using” knives don’t necessarily push him as an artist. “That’s where the fancier pieces come in,” he says. “These are collector’s pieces, built to the same functional standards but with an order of magnitude and more time spent on aesthetics and embellishments.” ›››››

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A man had commissioned Jonas to create a set of specially designed knives for his five children. He had provided Jonas with a one-word description of each child to personalize them. The blades were constructed from an original block of material with desert ironwood, nickel silver and micarta for handles. “When the customer saw the knives, he was emotional,” Jonas says.

Eye for design Jonas develops ideas for his designs in a variety of ways, always thinking in the language of knives. He may see a shape somewhere, which will spark an idea and he begins sketching. “One of my favorite ways to design, though, is collaboratively with my customer,” says Jonas. “Someone will contact me and tell me they’re looking for such and such a knife, and I’ll generally ask them a little more about what they are really looking for. I love this process because it allows me to come up with stuff I never would have dreamt on my own.” He recalled a customer who contacted him from Dubai, interested in a hybrid knife between a jambiya (traditional Yemeni dagger) and an American bowie knife. Thinking it was a strange pair, he wasn’t sure it would work. Jonas sent him many drawings and the knife that 66

finally resulted is now one of his favorites. Blades are generally made of high carbon steel, which can rust if not maintained. Most people prefer wood for the handle, but others are drawn to synthetics, antler, horn or bone. He has one apprentice who has been studying with him for approximately four years. The shop is really bigger than what he needs, but Jonas had planned for the extra space to allow for instructors. Jonas hosts classes throughout the year as his calendar allows and will be offering his own classes as well. Instructors have come from England, South Africa, Sweden and Japan. The most immediate goal Jonas has in sight is to earn the rank of Master Smith through the American Bladesmith Society, which will position him even more on the cutting edge. His plan is

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to present a set of five elaborative knives to a panel of judges at a blade show in June 2019. “I’m nervous and really excited to do the work,” Jonas says. “Earning my Master Smith ranking will put me in good company, with fewer than 150 in the world.” Marc Beerman’s interest in photography started with taking and developing black and white film. After a several decade hiatus raising a family, career, etc., his free time and interest returned to photography. “My camera allows me to explore and capture the innocence, simplicity and beauty of the world around me,” the Andover, N.H., resident says. “It is my passion to find the perspective that captures not only the beauty of the subject but a lasting memory.” See more of his work at oldmanphotography.com

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Food, Family and Fabulousness

Marzelli Deli in Newbury is a tried and true lip-smacking staple of the Kearsarge/Sunapee region text and photography by Leigh Ann Root


arzelli Deli — the deli for every belly; morning, noon or night. Eat in, grab and go, or have them cater. Whatever the choice, the experience will be appetizingly authentic Italian. Their delectable display cases are filled with eye-catching and gorgeous goodies spanning breakfast to dinner and everything in between. Their refrigerators are packed with Italian tradition takeand-bake dinners. Specialty desserts, savory sandwiches, pastries, cookies and gelato (now served year-round) are to die for. Plus, Marzelli Deli is a pizzeria and a full-service espresso bar. “Marzelli’s is always delicious any time of the day, yummy options for treats and to-go’s fill their store,” says Laura Watson of Sunapee, N.H.

Family-style family business The Newbury, N.H., location has been open since October 2004. (You may remember seeing a Marzelli Deli in Sunapee Harbor from 1998 to 2004, and seeing them at Mount Sunapee between 2014 and 2018.) In 2012, Vinny Marzelli and his wife, Michelle,

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bought the deli from his father, Lou. Lou later retired in June 2018. “In the early years, dad and I would drive to Arthur Avenue in Bronx, New York, bi-weekly and fill up the catering van with olives, cheeses, breads, soprasatta, cured meats and beyond. At that time there weren’t any distributors remotely close that offered what we carry. These trips were long, but you can only imagine how good the van smelled on the way back! Luckily, over the years, due to our demand and growth, they now deliver to us,” says Vinny.

Marzelli Deli’s best seller is eggplant parmesan. Vinny says it is almost as good as his nonni’s recipe. Vinny grew up with friends and family that ate over each other’s houses constantly. Cooking family style is his food philosophy. “Growing up, it was common for unexpected guest to arrive just as dinner was being served. My parents were always prepared,” says Vinny. “It has inspired the way I cook for our deli guests. No one has ever complained about our oversized portions.” Vinny is most proud of the fact that he runs a family business,

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noting that there isn’t as many as there once were. “When I see one thriving, it makes me feel good. I’m proud of our success, where we live, and how we’ve made it work,” he says. He credits much of the dayto-day success to his longtime employee, Felisha Grendel. “She was the first employee that I hired as the new owner and she has been helping me run the business ever since. She works as if she owns the place,” says Marzelli. Vinny cannot imagine running this deli anywhere else. “Our community is unique, and we’re blessed by their support,” he says. He has a deep appreciation for their close proximity to the mountain and the lake, which keeps the deli busy year round. “We’re lucky to have the loyalty we have. I look forward to the different seasons and the pace that comes with each. It’s a perfect working balance.”

Provisions from Italy Their customers return because of offerings that you cannot get elsewhere in rural New Hampshire. Directly from Italy: Pecorino Romano cheese, peppers stuffed with prosciutto and parmesan, soprassatas, dried sausage and olives. Their shelves are jam-packed with goods from both far and nearer, like cheeses


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Fun Facts • 30 percent of sales are from their homemade take and bake trays • 28 percent of sales are from paninis • Sold 18,000 Italian cookies over Christmas break in 2018 • Marzelli Deli has an olive oil and balsamic vinegar program. People buy gallons at a time. • Most popular meals are eggplant parmesan and chicken piccata • All produce used for sandwiches is farmed locally between Vermont and New Hampshire • They go through 30 pounds of homemade meatballs each weekend (approximately 210 meatballs)

from Vermont. The mini-grocery section has a great craft beer selection, imported wines, breads and beyond. Marzelli Deli is well-known for its grab and go meals. “What we offer that is the most different is our dinner trays — eggplant parmesan, chicken piccata, chicken marsala and lasagnas. These have become favorites for families who are visiting our region,” says Vinny. Customers have three pickup options: fresh, frozen or hot and ready to serve. “Marzelli’s consistently provides delicious take-out meals, and folks now expect Marzelli lasagna at every potluck I contribute to,” says longtime customer Nancy Marachio. “As a New Hampshire native who grew up in Claremont, N.H., where a Jones chocolate doughnut and conversation were a morning must, I value Marzelli’s 70

continuation of that sense of quality breakfast and community. I start every morning with a smile and a greeting that accompanies my coffee, two newspapers, and a cinnamon roll at Marzelli Deli.” The breakfast sandwiches are delicious. There’s the decadent Eggs Marzelli (mentioned in the spring 2019 issue of Kearsarge Magazine) and the spicy breakfast burrito. Vinny says that “The Giada breakfast sandwich is our best-selling breakfast sandwich — fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, tomato and a fried egg on our rustic roll. My favorite cooking show is ‘Chopped’ and we named our daughter after celebrity chef and my childhood crush, Giada Di Laurentis.” Kellie Spinney knew she was in for a treat when she moved to the area. “When we relocated to Newbury, the moving crew was

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very enthusiastic about being able to revisit their favorite New York-style deli. Coming from an area with many dining options, we were skeptical. However, Marzelli’s didn’t disappoint. Their community-minded, family run deli is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot that we proudly recommend,” says Spinney.

Limitless catering This Newbury eatery will cater anything, try anything — and keep people’s budget in mind. “We don’t limit our menu when it comes to catering. We’ve done pig roasts to clambakes to serving gelato with President Obama. I actually got a call, personally, from Obama to serve gelato with him while campaigning for his first term,” says Vinny. Another highlight was catering for Oprah Winfrey during her Steven Tyler television interview.

“We’ve never said no to a catering event, and we’ll customize any event to the customer’s budget and/or time constraint,” says Vinny. “Our busiest day for catering included two weddings with more than 150 people, a graduation party and a brunch.” When asked about what’s on the horizon for the deli, Vinny Marzelli was tight lipped, but did say that there are new happenings in the works — and the community is going to love it! Leigh Ann Root is a freelance writer, photographer and yoga instructor who lives in Newbury, N.H, with her husband, Jonathan, and their children, Parker and Joleigh. Leigh Ann owns and operates Sunapee Yoga Company, specializing in outdoor yoga experiences.

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Hungry? Here’s a list of locally owned restaurants in the area. When you don’t feel like cooking, hop in the car and treat yourself to a great meal.


Pizza Chef of Bradford 107 East Main Street 938-2600

Blackwater Junction Restaurant 730 Main Street 735-5099

The Village Café 11 West Main Street 938-2223

Pizza Chef of Andover 163 Main Street 735-5002

CLAREMONT Best Subs Known to Mankind

The Kitchen Andover

285 Washington Street 543-0806

46 Main Street 977-0128

Claremont Country Café


314 Washington Street 287-7913

Appleseed Restaurant & Catering

Common Man Inn & Restaurant 21 Water Street 542-0647

Farro’s Deli 26 Opera House Square 543-6700

Imperial Restaurant & Lounge 154 Washington Street 542-8833

Kouzoku Japanese Steak House 236 Washington Street 542-8866

Out of the Ordinary Pizza

63 High Street 938-2100

104 Pleasant Street 287-4668

HUNTOON FARM One farm, one family, six generations since 1856 / May 11th thru October: weekends FARM STAND HOURS 10am-6pm DayDay: Weekend, June, Oct: Sat–Sun, 11–6 JulyMemorial thru Labor Thursday thru Sunday 10am-6pm plus Tuesday and Wednesday from 11–8 3-6pm July thru Labor Day: Thurs–Mon,

Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza 71 Broad Street 542-9100

Revolution Cantina 38 Opera House Square 504-6310

Scoop City Grill (seasonal) 400 Washington Street 542-3034 46 Huntoon Road, Danbury, NH 03230 huntoonfarm.com 603.768.5579 74

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Maple Lemonade Schoodacs Coffee House, Warner, N.H.

Sunshine Jamaican Cookshop 145 Pleasant Street 543-0003

Sweet Fire Barbeque 116 Mulberry Street 542-9227

The Barn Café 39 Main Street 287-8098

The Pleasant Restaurant 84 Pleasant Street 542-4600

Tavern on the Square 2 Pleasant Street 287-4416

Time-Out Sports Bar & Grill 101 Mulberry Street 504-6693

Tremont House of Pizza 134 Pleasant Street 542-8017

Uptown Bakery 10 Glidden Street 542-8606

CONTOOCOOK Contoocook Covered Bridge Restaurant 16 Cedar Street 746-5191

Country Fare Diner 12 Maple Street 746-4140

Dimitri’s Pizza Restaurant 4 Park Avenue 746-4300

INGREDIENTS 2 c. maple syrup 2 c. boiling water 4 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice water

The EveryDay Café 14 Maple Street 746-6041

GRANTHAM Bistro Nouveau 6 Clubhouse Lane 863-8000

Pizza Chef of Grantham 120 Route 10 South 863-5044

The Farmer’s Table Café 49 Route 10 North 863-9355

HOPKINTON Lakehouse Tavern 157 Main Street 746-1800

DIRECTIONS Dissolve 2 cups of maple syrup in 2 cups of boiling water. Add 4 cups of fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Add water to make a full gallon or to taste. For maple strawberry lemonade, top a serving of maple lemonade with some brewed unsweetened strawberry herbal tea. In the summer of 2016, one of Schoodacs’ baristas, Micky Cunliffe, remembered a great maple lemonade he had experienced in his travels. We set out to duplicate this taste using local maple syrup from the Kearsarge Gore Farm and lemons we squeezed by hand. The maple lemonade has been a menu staple ever since. Learn more at schoodacs.com

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NEWBURY Bubba’s Bar & Grille Route 103 763-3290

Recipe Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Stacy’s Smoothies, Sunapee Harbor, N.H. INGREDIENTS 10 ounces almond milk 1 tsp. chia seeds 2 tbsp. chocolate pea protein 1 leaf romaine 1 cup frozen banana

Marzelli Deli 889 Route 103 763-2222

Mountain Spirits Tavern 1380 Route 103 763-4600

DIRECTIONS Put ingredients in order listed into a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into a cup and enjoy. Makes one 16-ounce smoothie.

Newbury Palace Pizza 104 Route 103 938-5050

Salt hill Pub 1407 Route 103 763-2667

Stacy’s Smoothies is a locally owned and operated by Stacy Madison (creator of Stacy’s Pita Chips, Stacy’s Juicebar and Bebold Raw Energy Bars) and her sister Deb. You can find Stacy’s Smoothies in Sunapee Harbor, open Memorial Day weekend and every day June 21 to Labor Day.

NEW LONDON Blue Loon Bakery 12 Lovering Lane 526-2892

China City 46 Newport Road 526-2868

Grounds 374 Main Street 526-6010

Henry’s Restaurant Lake Sunapee Country Club

100 Country Club Lane 526-0260

Little Brother Burger Company 420 Main Street 877-0196


MillstOne at 74 Main 74 Newport Road 526-4201

Peter Christian’s Tavern

The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille 40 Andover Road 526-6899

195 Main Street 526-2964

Oak & Grain

Pizza Chef of New London

853 Pleasant Street 526-6271

394 Main Street 526-9201

The Inn at Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake Cheesecake

The Coach House Restaurant at The New London Inn

75 Newport Road Unit 108 526-7522

353 Main Street 526-2791


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207 Main Street 526-2488

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NEWPORT Aurora Bakery 29 Main Street 454-8368

Kolaczki Pleasant Lake Cheesecake, New London, N.H. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup butter, softened 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup strawberry, raspberry or apricot jam powdered sugar for dusting

Country Kitchen Restaurant & Catering 339 Sunapee Street 863-7881

Ming China 3 South Main Street 863-7730

Salt hill Pub 58 Main Street 863-7774

The Old Courthouse Restaurant 30 Main Street 863-8360

DIRECTIONS 1. Combine sugar, butter, cream cheese and vanilla until well mixed. 2. Add flour and salt; mix well. 3. Preheat oven to 375° F. 4. Roll out 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/4” thickness or a little thinner.

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5. Cut into 2 inch squares.

7 South Main Street 863-3400

6. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.

SUNAPEE Anchorage Restaurant 71 Main Street 763-3334

Dexter’s Inn 258 Stagecoach Road 763-5571

Fenton’s Landing 72 Main Street 763-6032

7. Spoon 1/4 tsp. jam onto center of each unbaked square; spread, then fold two opposite corners of dough over jam, sealing with small amount of water on fingertip. Repeat with remaining dough and jam. 8. Bake for 7 to 11 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. 9. Cool completely. 10. Sprinkle cooled cookies lightly with powdered sugar. Yield: about 8 dozen Pleasant Lake Cheesecake Company in New London, N.H., specializes in creating custom gourmet cheesecakes, cakes, cookies and more. All products are made from scratch with love right here in the bakery. Shipping is available, making it easy to treat someone you love to a delicious dessert. Learn more at pleasantlakecheesecake.com

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Recipe Roasted Sweet Potato and Yogurt Breakfast Boats Rosewood Country Inn, Bradford, N.H. INGREDIENTS 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. maple syrup from the trees right behind our lovely nn Ground cinnamon 8 ounces yogurt 1 banana, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tbsp. cocoa nibs DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Wash the sweet potatoes and then cut them in half lengthwise. Rub olive oil over all sides of the sweet potatoes. Place them cut side down on the baking sheet and roast them for 25 minutes.

Pizza Chef of Sunapee 498 Route 11 763-2515

Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream 209 Route 103 863-8940

Stacy’s Smoothies 36 River Road 763-3400

Suna 6 Brook Road 843-8998

Wildwood Smokehouse 45 Main Street #2 763-1178

Ziggy’s 699 Route 103 865-5154

Carefully remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and flip them over so the cut side is now facing up. Drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with a few pinches of ground cinnamon. Place back in oven and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more, until the sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a small knife. Remove from oven and set aside.

Charlie Mac’s Pizzeria

To serve, divide the yogurt evenly between the sweet potatoes. Top with the banana slices and a few cocoa nibs. Enjoy while warm. Serves 2 to 4.

17 East Main Street 456-2828

The Rosewood Country Inn works with guests to ensure a wonderful stay. Whether it’s working within dietary constraints or customizing a visit, the innkeepers ask what you like, and help to find things of interest to you. This sweet potato recipe is used for the gluten free guests at the Rosewood Country Inn, but everyone loves it. You don’t have to be gluten free; it even makes a nice healthy alternative dessert. Learn more at rosewoodcountryinn.com



1 East Main Street 456-3400

The Foothills of Warner 15 East Main Street 456-2140

The Local 2 East Main Street 456-6066

The School House Café 787 Route 103 East 746-3850


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CLAREMONT— Stunning Ranch house featuring amaz-

ing great rooms, 3-way fireplace, eat- in granite kitchen, formal dining room, master bedroom on main level, and master suite on lower level! Enjoy warm evenings on a beautiful screened porch overlooking the privacy of the wooded back yard. The entry room has lots of storage and a built-in bench. Oversized 2-car garage provides storage for a mower and plow or cycles and bikes. All this sits on an acre of level land in a sought after location. $299,900 (MLS#4741759)

CENTURY 21 Highview Realty 42 Summer Street Claremont, NH 03743 (603) 542-7766 (800) 269-2414 www.century21highview.com

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“We’ve made so many new friends.” You will, too, as part of a vibrant senior community meticulously designed for independent residents. The Woodlands is just the right size to foster the sense of community you value, combined with the amenities you want—all under one roof.

Call Peggy Cooper at 603-443-9575 to schedule your visit. www.TheWoodlandsNH.org | Lebanon, New Hampshire

P.O. Box 1482 Grantham, NH 03753

Family is the difference. At Woodcrest Village, the fact that we are family-owned makes a world of difference. The Brenner family started this one-of-a-kind community to take care of our own. Then we were drawn to provide the same level of care to our neighbors. That’s why you can trust your family to ours. Find out why so many area families chose the finest assisted living and memory care available.

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