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(Yann Martel, author, Life of Pi) How important is art in our lives? If what Yann Martel says is true, then imagine for a moment our world without it. Our walls at home would be bare of any paintings or drawings. Perhaps we would hang practical items or stack shelves of books. But wait, any items could we potentially hang on our walls for utilitarian purposes ... from kitchen tools to baskets and even curtains were dreamed up by someone who drew them on paper, an artist. Yes, but we’d still have our bookshelves to decorate our homes! Right? Nope, writing is an art, so nix the bookshelves along with the books. Would we even have walls to hang anything on? After all the houses we live in were designed by architects, who are, essentially, artists with a vision for three-dimensional design. Maybe we would live under a lean-to outside and sing songs for entertainment. Ah, but songs are also art. So no singing. No drums. No musical instruments. Well, at the very least we sit around a fire and cook our meals. Nope, we would have to eat our food raw since cooking is a culinary art. And would we even be gardeners cultivating food at all? Isn’t agriculture an art form? What would we be without art? It would be a crude reality indeed. We would be less than even the birds, who use their vocal cords to create sweet artful music. So, doesn’t it make sense to support our artists ... who make our lives worth living?
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ll of us, no matter our aptitude for fine art, have experienced coloring with fat crayons, struggling to compose in two dimensions, staining in jammy blotches, carving in hatchet-patterned contours. At what point did all this exploration become completely intimidating? As collectors, creators or devotees how do we return to the uninhibited joy found in artistic expression? In the Monadnock Region we are so fortunate to live amongst artists of all manner of expression style and medium. We can fill our spaces with community art, works of friends, professionals, children. Interior design is art. In its composition of colors, textures, surfaces, shapes and patterns we are creating a three dimensional canvas into which we step in to live. Seemingly unintentional decisions tell our story: Are we dark tones, open spaces, clutter, books, family photos, cultural iconography, all new and shiny, all old and burnished? Of these decisions, the most personal of commitments is the art we choose. Somewhere along the spectrum of crafts to fine art we all find ourselves. Within each of our hearts is a desire to connect with the person, the story, the style of expression described in some-
thing made by another person. Living with art should be as natural as breath. It should be as inconstant as the wind, as lively as our dreams. All good so far ... but, there must be rules involved you ask curiously, weather patterns across this vast landscape. The essential few mandates in my experience are best informed by the well known motivational phrase “Just Do It”! And in that spirit, lets dispense with the no-nos and reference the yes-yeses.
Yes-yes #1: Perpetual self-expression. Something has
caught your eye, intrigued you, beckoned you to learn more visually. What was the nature of your capture? Scholarly, emotional, aesthetic, archetectonic? Exploring that connection is the beginning of life with art and beginning implies that this will become an adventure, a constant shifting, repurposing and rethinking of the world of art around you. In this sense, your “arts intelligence” is sharpening, growing, changing as you move through your unique life experiences. Space for growth and self-expression is such a broad stroke. It could mean simply moving paintings around, moving into three dimensional pieces, repurposing or reconsigning.
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every day or exalted, should not go unnoticed. I recently discovered walls of mounted antique tobacco baskets, elegant in their faded grey patina and wide open weaves. Ceramics have been used for centuries for pouring, milking, mixing, serving and cleaning, their shapes refined according to their function. There are exquisite objects created for visual enjoyment alone such as the beloved guinea hens I discovered years ago in the south of France. Eastern export porcelain as well as German and French porcelain is exquisitely re-
fined in color and design. Imagine anything from a picnic basket to a cricket cage, a sock darning ball or woodworking tool. There is a beauty in the form that is art and can be displayed as such. Considering all these suggestions, I think the most important idea is that this is your own creative journey. You become the artist as this unique interior space fills with your very personal art collection. The invitation to open up a conversation, to explore the contours of a graceful object, to float in the hues of a brushed canvas, this invitation is written in your own hand. Ann Henderson is the owner of Ann Henderson Interiors of Keene, N.H.
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The Horatio Colony House O n the northwest corner of Winchester Street and Main Street in downtown Keene, New Hampshire, stands a house that has been described as a scrapbook of history. The Horatio Colony House has stood on that corner for more than 200 years, built in 1806 by Abel Blake, the son of Nathan, one of the first white settlers of Keene. Forty years later, Blake sold the house to Elias Joslin, a blacksmith, who left the home to Emeline, his daughter, who married Horatio Colony I at the Unitarian Church in 1863. For the next 114 years, the house would be the home of the Colony family, with Charles Taylor Colony, the son of Emeline and Horatio, receiving ownership when he married Ellen Warren in 1899. Their son, Horatio Colony II, lived his whole life in the home, a life that was punctuated by trips around the world, including China, Japan, Siam, Burma and India. In 1977, Horatio Colony II died, and in his will he established a trust, mandating the house be kept as it was at his death and hundreds of acres on West Hill be conserved as a nature preserve. “Local history, how Keene came to be, is embodied right here,” says Anita Carroll-Weldon, who, for nearly two decades, has been the director of the house that is now a museum and the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve. From 1996 to 2000, Carroll-Weldon was the director of the Bidwell House Museum in Monterey, Massachusetts. “That is an 18th-century house on 190 acres of land,” she says. “The board of directors of the Horatio Colony Museum was looking for a director who had experience both with operating a historic house and preserved land.” Carroll-Weldon was not familiar with the history of Keene or the Colony family when she first heard about the job, but she was pleasantly surprised to learn that that history is well-documented. What was surprising to her then and to this day, is that many people who have called this corner of New Hampshire home all their lives have no idea what kind of historical gem they have right here in their community. “I hear it a lot from people who live here,” she says. “One day people decide to just visit, or they have house guests, and they are looking for things to do. This becomes a big discovery for them.” Horatio Colony’s grandfather, Josiah, had founded the Faulkner and Colony Woolen Mill in 1815 with Francis Faulkner. The mill operated until 1948, the longest-running fam-
ily-owned mill in the country, producing flannel and other woolen products. It sat empty for many years after its closure but was converted into a marketplace in 1983. The marketplace had its heyday into the early 21st century, but stores began to move out, and now it’s being converted once more, this time into 89 apartments. The Colony family also owned and operated the Cheshire Mills in Harrisville and the Colony Farm in West Keene. The Colony House on West Street, which is still in the hands of the Colony family, is operated as a bed and breakfast. Both the Colony House and the Horatio Colony Museum are examples of Federal period architecture. The fortune that was created through the operation of the mills allowed Horatio Colony II to travel the world, to write novels and to collect what Carroll-Weldon considers remembrances of his travels. “The pieces are evocative of memories of trips and travels and experiences,” she says. The museum’s rooms are filled with hand-carved and ceramic figurines, minerals and rocks, glass paperweights, grandfather clocks, four-poster beds, highboys, cribbage boards, pitchers, books and more books, paintings, crewelwork, journals and a genuine Thomas Edison Gramophone. “The three generations of family that lived here all added things,” says Carroll-Weldon. “But the biggest stamp you see is that of Horatio the second. Everything in the eight rooms of this house is original and exactly the way it was when Horatio died. The pieces you see out are the pieces he chose to live with. They represent and honor the different cultures he visited.” Though the house was built in the Federal style, in 1898, the interior was renovated, which included ripping out the wide plank pine floors and replacing them with narrow oak strips and installing tin ceilings. Decorative Delft tiles from Holland were added to some of the fireplaces, and the hearth was replaced by an addition containing what was then a modern kitchen. The old kitchen was converted into a dining room (pictured on the cover). “The table setting is the only we get to change,” says Carroll-Weldon. “Everything else has to stay in place.” Carroll-Weldon says the renovations basically converted the interior of the home from Federal style to late Victorian. In the 1950s Horatio Colony re-did all the wallpaper in the home. Continued on next page.
atHome with History (continued) “The wallpaper as we go through the house sets the tone, the atmosphere, for each room,” says Carroll-Weldon. “Every room is eclectically furnished. It’s the wallpaper that really changes the feeling of the rooms.” There is also quite an excellent collection of Japanese pieces here in the house, says Carroll-Weldon. “Most of them came through Mary Curtis, Horatio’s wife.” Her father, Francis Gardner Curtis, was a Japanese scholar and the nephew of Isabella Stewart Gardner, who has an art museum in Boston named after her. “When Francis passed away, he gave one-third of his collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, one-third to Mary and one-third to Mary’s sister,” says Carroll-Weldon. Much of the artwork in the home was created by the members of the Colony family, including watercolors and crewelwork by Horatio’s mother and pencil drawings by his father. There is even a picture of a young Horatio II, painted by Horatio himself from a photograph. “Victorian homes were supposed to be an illustration of a family’s interests and education, their travels … their outward expression,” says Carroll-Weldon. “When people came to visit, they would see, for instance, the mineral collection, which showed their interest in science. These collections were springboards for telling stories.” The floors in each of the rooms are covered with rugs collected by Horatio II. “They are all handmade,
Victorian homes were supposed to be an illustration of a family’s interests and education, their travels … their outward expression. Pictured, the libary at the Horatio Colony House. hand-knitted and hand-dyed rugs,” says Carroll-Weldon. “They’re all late 19th century.” The fact that the rugs are still in relatively good shape is a testament to their craftsmanship, she added. “This house has a comfortable feeling,” says Carroll-Weldon. “A lot of people who visit say they could live here. It’s warm and has a very good, lived-in feel to it. It’s not ostentatious. It’s very homey.”
The Horatio Colony House Museum is located at 199 Main Street, Keene, and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 15. The house can also be toured in the winter, but only by appointment amd special Open House events (see ad below). For more information, visit www.horatiocolonymuseum.org
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One of the principles that guided them in building this home was to keep it local. So, whenever possible, they used local craftspeople and locally sourced materials. Sandy explains, “We wanted a house to relate to here.” The cabinet pulls, towel racks and hooks were forged by John Boyd, a blacksmith in Charlemont, Massachusetts, with design assistance from his wife, Deb Boyd. Exterior siding and flooring are from the hickory trees on the property. Their sawyer and forestry advisor was Steve Smith, Guilford, Vermont. For landscaping, they made use of what was right there. “The rocks from the former barn and house foundations that were here are very much a part of our landscaping,” says Sandy. “They make up all of our walls, the stone steps behind the house, the stone benches across the property, the stonework by the pond, and other various just nice-to look-at-rocks we placed in the landscape.”
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building sustainable homes, such as this one. While the upfront costs were higher in this house than a home with conventional energy systems, running the house costs very little. “It’s unbelievably cheap,” says Sandy. “Our electric bill is under $14 a month, which covers all our utilities.” A private well means no water bill. This home doesn’t just support Sandy and Mark’s principles. The house is also a comfortable space, especially for Mark, who suffers from asthma. Because of the air exchange system, plus the super-efficient cooling and heating technology, the windows need never be opened. Dust from outside doesn’t get in. “We’ve lived here one year, and honestly, I’ve dusted just once,” says Sandy. “We don’t need a vacuum cleaner for this house. We hardly ever open the windows, and I know that sounds crazy. But it’s a super-healthy house.” Dey explains, “The systems in this house bring fresh, filtered air in and exhaust stale air out.” For Mark, this is truly a blessing. With this system of air exchange, plus their minimalist approach to furnishings and interior trim, the accumulation of dust is greatly minimized, and Mark can breathe easy.
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the grid and is produced by solar panels. Excess energy is stored in batteries kept in a utility room store. This energy is used as needed. Thus, the house is powered no matter what the weather brings. Lastly, there’s another principle that they aimed to meet: to not be just an energy consumer, but an energy provider. “Any electricity not used goes back into the general grid system for the region because we participate in Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Tesla backup battery program. We run the house with a 9,900-watt solar electric system. GMP draws from us during peak times on the grid,” explains Sandy. “We not only use energy, we generate power. We’re part of the energy revolution.”
Keeping it minimal and clutter-free not only keeps the air less dusty but creates a restful, calm home. Private spaces are tucked away. Shared places flow openly from where you cook, to where you eat, to where you relax. A screened porch overlooking fields and eventually a pond is Sandy’s quiet corner to take it easy. “I spend a lot of time on the porch,” says Sandy. Their simple interior design includes locally-made décor and treasured family heirlooms. In the dining area is Sandy’s grandmother’s wrought iron and glass table. “We wanted to pick out furnishings that were made by local artists to support their work and really speak to our taste and values,“ says Sandy. For example, on a wall in the living room area, there’s a photo of an unfolding fiddlehead fern by fine art photographer John Lehet, Hartland, Vermont. It matches the fiddlehead design on the cabinet pulls nearby in the kitchen space. For a couple with demanding careers in the Boston area, this is their retreat now, and in the future, it will be an easyto-live-in home when they retire. “It’s our do-it-once house, to last and to stay,” says Sandy. “Everything is just as we had hoped.”
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“Thanksgiving we eat and drink of ye best.” — Dated Nov. 24, 1748 from William Haywood’s journal, Charlestown, New Hampshire
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iving thanks — and bringing out “ye best” — is still at the heart of what Thanksgiving is all about today. And what better way to mirror an old-time Thanksgiving than to make a meal using the traditional foods that New England settlers ate? Well, OK, that’s what the entire country does in one form or another: Turkeys, potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, cranberries. But here in New England we have the unique advantage of realizing true authenticity: We can eat what the original settlers ate using fresh produce and meat grown and raised right here. You can’t get more authentic than that. If you want to go all out in authenticity, not only use locally grown foods, but original settler’s recipes. For example, syllabub, a precursor to eggnog,
was brought over from England and served on special occasions in the colonies; cranberry sauce was a favorite of John Adams, but the old recipe kicks it up a notch with brandy (or rum); and Marlborough pudding — made with apples, sweet butter and sherry — was a favorite dessert. While many of our basic Thanksgiving ingredients are the same, despite our opulent modern-day holiday feast, it still pales in comparison the variety and spectacle of 18th century Thanksgiving dinners. What was important then was putting on a fancy spread. Color was paramount. Using different jams and jellies spiced up a plain table. Also important was elevating (literally, on a raised platter) the “masterpiece” food ... the turkey!
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(Adapted from “The Thirteen Colonies Cookbook”) Serves 4-6 “Arrived at Dr. Tufts where I found a fine Wild Goose on the Spit and Cranberries in the Skillet for Dinner” – John Adams, April 8, 1767 1 pound fresh cranberries 2 cups brown sugar 1/4 cup brandy or rum Spread 1 pound of fresh cranberries in an iron skillet. Sprinkle the sugar over them, cover the skillet (with foil), and place in a warm oven 250 degrees F for 1 hour. Remove the foil and pour ¼ cup
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all is a more relaxed time in the garden, but there is still plenty to do. I usually keep busy until snow flies and I can’t see the ground! Tending to and tidying gardens and landscapes now will give you a jump on activities next spring. Here is a checklist of some usual and important fall outdoor projects for gardeners. • Fall is a good time for planting trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials. Earlier in the fall is best, as it gives them time to form roots and get established before the soil gets too cold and roots stop growing (often when the soil temperature gets down to 40 degrees F). Spring bulbs should be planted in fall, even if you do so late, rather than try to hold them until next season. • As long as your grass is growing, keep it mowed. Then, usually about mid-October with the last mowing, you can lower the mowing height by about a third. This keeps the grass from being too long by spring, more susceptible to snow mold and other diseases. • Canna, gladiolus, dahlias and other summer bulbs should be dug for winter storage, after frost kills the tops. Canna can be stored in pots with soil or compost, gladiolus can be stored dry in paper bags. Dahlias should be allowed to dry, once dug, for only a few hours to a day, or they will begin to shrivel. Then either wrap the dahlia tubers in plastic wrap, or store in slightly moistened peat moss or sawdust. Kept too dry over winter and the tubers will shrivel; kept too wet and they’ll rot. • Fall is NOT the best time to prune, as wounds won’t heal fully before winter, and so diseases can enter the exposed stems. Do prune if you can’t wait until spring, or if branches are dead, diseased, or damaged. Prune them too if they’re crossing and rubbing other branches. • Keep leaves raked, particularly from lawns, as they’ll smother grass. They can be left on perennial beds to help provide winter protection, and recycle nutrients back into the soil, but you’ll need to make time to rake them mostly off next spring. You can compost leaves, use them as a mulch around
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through it, I deepened my woodworking skills and started building spinning wheels. I learned to weave and spin. I was a truck driver for Beck’s Beer ... and then I moved to the US for love. That’s how it works. I’ve been here for 35 years now. After a few years here, I started a kite making business which I called Tethered Aviation. It was really cool! I did that for nine years, and I got to be known around the world for it. But I wasn’t making money, so I starting baking part time in Keene and after two weeks, I was full time. I like to describe it as: the baker saw my work and quit … not quite like that, he was going to quit anyway. I was also a classroom teacher at the Monadnock Waldorf School. For now, I teach math through art. Why did you become an artist? I grew into it. I didn’t decide consciously, OK, I’m going to be an artist now. And currently, I’m really more a teaching artist. I use my artistry: stained glass, origami, beading and crocheting to make math visible. It’s this whole thing with STEM versus STEAM, STEM doesn’t involve heart and hand. The arts include heart and hand, not just the head, and that makes for better people.
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Where can your art be displayed in the home? Wherever. The hanging lamps, they can hang. Some of the sculptures can be placed on shelves. Also, the origami pieces can be displayed hanging somewhere or sitting on a shelf. Continued on page 28
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Art Around the Region ART atHOME (Continued) Are your pieces suitable for outdoors? It’s all possible. When making pieces for the outdoors, I like to make them so they are not illuminated. All I really need to take care of is that no water can stand in it or on it. The bottom may just need to be a little slanted, but that’s part of the design. I have made outdoor stained glass sculptures. Hanging lamps run on line voltage, so they can be difficult to display outside. I do have a sculpture that runs on low voltage, but those light bulbs are hard to find and burn out so quickly. I’ve run out, so I need to come up with a new source. But, again, it’s all possible. Describe your art style. I use stained glass. I make very unmaintained pieces. It is math based. You can attach numbers to my pieces. It should have some definable form. I spend a lot of time on the internet, searching for and researching new shapes and new ideas all the time. I can also do windows, I’ve done three and I’m working on a fourth. So, yeah, that’s my style. If you can attach math to it, I’ll do it. Describe your process. If it’s a more complicated project, I start by visualizing it and then I make a paper model. I have to try the math out. Sometimes I make a stick figure. Maybe even one that is scaled to the size I want it to be. If I’m working on something that’s based on a cube, I don’t need to do a paper model. There are shapes that you can fill without gaps, like cubes. I try to figure out good faces to fill and which ones can I make of glass, so I can still see the structure. Essentially it’s variations on that, it just depends on the shape. What inspires your work? That’s an interesting question. I like shapes that I can understand. Here’s a little antidote from way back when I first started with glass. I made paper models pretty much all my life, origami,
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BRATTLEBORO CLAYWORKS 532 Putney Rd. Brattleboro, VT 05301 802-254-9174 DEERFIELD VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION 105 Main St. Northfield, MA 01360 413-225-3132 deerfieldvalleyart.org FRY FINE ART 36 Grove St. Peterborough, NH 03458 603-784-5420 fryfineart.com Historical Society of Cheshire County 246 Main St., Keene, NH 603-352-1895 www.hsccnh.org HOOD MUSEUM OF ART 6 East Wheelock St. Hanover, NH 03755 603-646-2095 hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN 41 Central Square Keene, NH 03431 603-803-1050 keene.nhcrafts.org LINDA DESSAINT FINE ART Studio & Gallery PO Box 329, 52 Main St. Antrim, NH 03440 603-801-5249 LindaDessaint.com MARY ELLEN ANGELO ORIGINALS 16 Greenlawn St. Keene, NH 03431 603-357-0397 meaoriginals.com MONADNOCK CENTER FOR HISTORY & CULTURE 19 Grove St., PO Box 58 Peterborough, NH 03458 ~603-924-3235 monadnockcenter.org NH WOOL ARTS TOUR 175 Brimstone Corner Rd. Hancock, NH 03449 603-525-8127 woolartstournh.com/ ROSEMARY G. CONROY FINE ART P.O. Box 128 Weare, NH 03281 603-315-9060 rosemaryconroyart.com SHAKER STYLE 292 Chesham Road Harrisville, NH 03450 603-827-3340 shakerstyle.com
ACCOUNTANTS Anderson & Gilbert 295 Park Ave. Keene, N.H. 603-357-1928 taxfolks.net
ANTIQUES/VINTAGE Breuers Heirloom Furniture 711B Greenfield Rd. Deerfield, MA 413-522-8421 breuersheirloom furniture.com Fairground Antiques 249 Monadnock Hwy. Swanzey, NH 603-352-4420 Wisteria Cottage 10 School St. Peterborough, NH 03458 603-784-5341 Find us on Facebook ART: Framing Indian King Framery 149 Emerald St, Suite D2 (In The Center of Keene, Next to Penelope’s) Keene, NH 603-352-8434 indiankingframery.com BEER Brewtopia 40 Washington St, Keene, NH 03431 603-357-7773 brewtopianh.com BAKERIES BAKER’S STATION 18 Depot St. Peterborough,NH 603-784-5653 bakersstation.com
Sarah Sim Intentional Interiors Greenfield, NH 603-562-4644 sarasiminteriordesign.com DOG TRAINING Kim K9 Kompanion Dog Training/Walking 355 Cobble Hill Rd., Swanzey, NH 603-903-7861 kimk9kompanionnh.com EVENTS/MUSEUMS Gallery Walk Downtown Brattleboro, VT www.gallerywalk.org Historical Society of Cheshire County 246 Main St., Keene, NH 603-352-1895 www.hsccnh.org
BED & BREAKFAST Maquire House B&B 30 Cobb Road Ashburnham, MA 978-827-5053 maguirehouse.com
Monadnock Center for History & Culture 19 Grove St. Peterborough, NH 03458 603-924-3235 monadnockcenter.org
CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES Howard’s Leather 1651 Route 9 Spofford, NH 03462 603-363-4325 howardsleathernh.com
NH Wool Arts Tour 175 Brimstone Corner Rd. Hancock, NH 03449 603-525-8127 woolartstournh.com/
Hubert’s Family Outfitters Stores in Peterborough, Lebanon, New London, Claremont, NH 603-863-0659 huberts.com
WALPOLE ARTISANS ART GALLERY 52 Main St. Walpole, NH 603-756-3020
K&J Dean Builders, Inc. 20 Pine St., Swanzey, NH 603-499-3561 kandjbuilders.com
DESIGN: Interior Design Ann Henderson Interiors 16 West St. Keene, NH 03431 603-357-7680 ahinteriors.com
Orchard Hill Breadworks 121 Old Settlers Rd. Alstead, NH 03602 603-835-7845 orchardhillbreadworks.com
CONTRACTOR: MT3 Unlimited LLC 856 Guilford Center Rd. Guilford, VT 802-254-1688
Niemela Design Builders 18 Craig Road Dublin, NH 03444 603-563-8895 niemeladesign.com
Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road Keene, NH. 03431 603-352-0460 horatiocolonymuseum.org
TOLMAN FINE ART 17 High Mowing Road Nelson, NH 03457 603-827-3732 firstname.lastname@example.org
DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION Chirs Parker Building & Restoration 4657 Coolidge Hwy Guilford, VT 05301 802-257-4610 oldbuildingfix.com
EDUCATION Imagine That Honey (Beekeeping) 283 Matthews Rd. Swanzey, NH 03446 603-381-1717 imaginethathoney.com FLOORING Lawton Floor Design 972 Putney Road, Unit 3 Brattleboro, VT 05301 802-254-9303 lawtonfloordesign.com
FA L L S H O P P I N G Monadnock Flooring 1024 Hwy 12 Westmoreland, NH 603-352-5905 monadnockflooring.com FURNITURE Shaker Style 292 Chesham Road Harrisville, NH 03450 603-827-3340 shakerstyle.com GARAGE DOORS Keene Door LLC 528 Washington St. Keene, NH 603-352-8553 www.keenedoor.com GARDEN, HOME & FARM Achilles Agway Six Locations in the Region achilleagway.com Hamshaw Lumber 497 Winchester St, Keene, NH 03431 603-352-6506 hamshawlumber.com GARDENER Tom Amarosa Plant/Property Care Specializing in pond installations 603-209-1427 (call or text) HEALTHCARE/HOSPICE Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH 03431 603-352-2253 hcsservices.org HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER Wondrous Roots 103 Roxbury St., Ste. 300, Keene, N.H. 603-439-2603 wondrousroots.com JEWELRY: Handmade Geo-Graphic Gems LLC Keene, NH03431 603-369-2525 geographicgems.com LOCKSMITH Goodwin’s Locksmithing 4 Elm St., No. Swanzey NH 603-252-5625 METAL WORK Iron-it-Out 42 Breezy Hill Rd. Springfield, Vt. 802-766-1137 iron-it-out.com PAINTING/WALLCOVERING Robert Codman Painting and Wallcovers 49 Old Dublin Road Hancock, NH 03449 603-547-7906 robertcodmanpainting.com Stebbins Painting 119 Main St. Marlborough, NH 03455 603-352-1960 stebbinspainting.com
PETS Monadnock Humane Society 101 West, Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH monadnockhumane society.org One Stop Country Pet Supply 26 Ashbrook Rd. Keene, N.H. 603-352-9200 onestopcountrypet.com POOL/SPA Clearwater Pool & Spa 233 Monadnock Hwy. Swanzey, NH 03446 603-357-5874 clearwaterpoolandspa.net RENEWABLE ENERGY Green Energy Options 37 Roxbury St. Keene, N.H. 03431 603-358-3444 greenenergyoptions.com Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) 532 Putney Road, Ste. 204 Brattleboro, VT 05301 802-289-2555 • seon.info RESTAURANTS Elm City Brewery 222 West St. #46, Keene, NH 03431 603-355-3335 elmcitybrewing.com The Pub Restaurant 131 Winchester St. Keene, N.H. 603-352-3135 thepubrestaurant.com The Westmoreland Village Eatery 784 NH-63 Westmoreland, NH 03467 603-399-0082 westmorelandvillageeatery.com SPECIALTY SHOPS/GIFTS Jingles Christmas and Gift Shop • 1024 Hwy 12 Westmoreland, NH 603-352-5905 mmonadnockjingles.com Monadnock Oil & Vinegar 3 Grove St., Peterborough, NH 03458 603-784-5175 monadnockoil andvinegar.com Creative Connections 36 Main St. (Rt. 12) Ashburnham, MA 01430 978-827-6211 ccgiftgallery.com Cultural Cocoon 32 Main St. Peterborough,NH 03458 603-924-6683 culturalcocoon.com In the Company of Flowers 106 Main St. Keene, N.H. 603-357-8585
Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop 174 Concord St. Peterborough, NH 03458 603-924-2028 knittygrittyyarn.com Joseph’s Coat 32 Grove St. Peterborough, NH 03458 603-924-6683 jocoat.com Laurel & Grove 83 Grove St. Peterborough, NH 803-924-4288 03458 laurelandgrove.com Penelope Wurr 167 Main St. Brattleboro, VT 05301 802-246-3015 www.penelopewurr.com Smith’s Country Cheese 20 Otter River Road Winchendon, MA 01475 978-939-5738 smithscountrycheese.com REAL ESTATE Giselle LaScala RE/MAX Town & Country 117 West St. Keene, NH 03431 603-357-4100 glascalahomes.com Robin Sanctuary Galloway Real Estate 47 Main St. Walpole, NH 03608 603-313-9165 gallowayservices.com UPHOLSTERY/ DECORATING New England Fabrics & Decorating Center 55 Ralston St. Keene, N.H. 603-352-8683 newenglandfabrics.com WINDOWS/VINYL REPLACEMENT Dave Scobi Quality Vinyl Replacement Windows 30 Old Homestead Hwy. Richmond, NH 03470 603-762-1504 WOODWORKING Millbrook Farm Woodworks Gazebos/Sheds Horse Barns/Furniture 1835 Route 12 Westmoreland, NH 603-399-4470 millbrookfarm woodworks.com
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