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ISSUE 15 • SUMMER 2019 PUBLISHER Backporch Publishing LLC EDITOR Marcia Passos-Duffy CONTRIBUTORS Robert Audette • Ann Henderson Peg Lopata • Leonard Perry • Kim Welch PHOTOGRAPHY Beth Pelton ADVERTISING SALES sales@atHOMEnewengland.com CONTACT US atHome Magazine 16 Russell St., Keene, N.H. 03431 603-369-2525 marcia@atHOMEnewengland.com www.atHOMEnewengland.com atHome is published four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) by Keene, N.H.-based Backporch Publishing LLC. atHome is a consumer publication that highlights the homes and gardens of residents in tri-state area of New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. This magazine is copyrighted. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. The views expressed in atHome magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of its advertisers, publisher or editor. While every effort is made to provide accurate information, neither atHome nor Backporch Publishing LLC assumes responsibility for any errors or omissions. Learn more about Backporch Publishing LLC’s publications: atHome (www.atHOMEnewengland.com) The Heart of New England (www.TheHeartofNewEngland.com) Marcia Passos-Duffy is also the co-founder/editor of the award-winning Monadnock Table magazine www.MonadnockTable.com And the founder/editor of The Business Journal (formerly The Small Business Journal) www.TheBusinessJournal.net

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mahoganies produced in rain forests far from New England; while they are undeniably exquisite, they come at a great environmental cost. Ranging from hardest to softest in the true deciduous trees of North America there is hickory and pecan, oak, maple and birch, cherry, elm, alder and eventually, we get to pine. Each species has its own beautiful graining and its own inherent color both of which can vary within each species. Generally speaking, the harder woods are considered the most desirable. The milling of the boards will produce a different graining effect while also producing a range of stability and cost. Plain sawn boards are the simplest to produce with the least amount of waste and are therefore the least expensive. The boards are cut across the tree parallel to the diameter with the C H O I C E S & C A R E ( P A R T I I ) graining created as flames or arches known as “cathedrals.” Quarter-sawn boards are produced by dividing the log into quarters By Ann Henderson and cutting the planks at an angle from 60-90 degrees. These planks offer a more uniform graining that runs in a more linear EDITOR’S NOTE: In the last issue we looked at laminate and pattern perpendicular to the board face. This gives more staengineered floors. In this column, we are going to explore the bility and can start to reveal the medullary rays of the growth choices of natural hardwood and softwood, painted floors rings. With a higher labor cost and more waste, quarter sawing and the care and upkeep of all wood floors. produces a more expensive board. Rift sawing is the most expensive milling process which produces an extremely tight atural hardwood flooring is still the Holy Grail of wood and uniform grain that is closer to 45 degrees on the board flooring. Not only is it the warmest and most permanent face. These boards are extremely stable and show a depth of of all wood flooring it offers every range of surface refinishing graining that is straightforward and elegant. imaginable — staining, scraping, hand-rubbing, oiling, paintThe color or stain of the surface is critical to the look of ing waxing, varnishing where colors and patinas can be used the floor. Lighter stains reveal more graining and show the creatively to enhance the beauty of the natural wood. With unique color and variation of hue within the natural wood. standard boards of 3/4” thick, natural hardwood floors can be Depending on the species wood, tones range from very green/ sanded and recreated over many decades of use. yellow to warm orange/red. Woods such as maple have a more The nomenclature of hardwood is somewhat misused as uniform grain and lend themselves to lighter finishes. I have today it is thought of as a classification for all wood species. had clients insist on light finishes for a coveted wood, such as Many floors in older homes in New England are pine, which is hickory, only to be shocked at the beautiful yet wild expanse technically a softwood, meaning it is a non-deciduous, fastof flooring, which is highly grained and highly variable in color. er-growing tree. The hardest woods are beautiful cherries and

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It is sometimes better to go with a a bit darker stain to create a more uniform color and pattern. The color should enhance rather than “gum up” the natural tones of the wood. In general, lighter stains produce a more casual or contemporary feel, but again this will vary from species to species. Always check out installations of floors that are photographed showing a wide expanse of flooring rather than referring to a 12”x 12” showroom sample. Also, ask your flooring professional to produce a range of hues on several different boards so that you can see the variations of color in each organic piece. Floors can also be stained with Tung oil, a natural waterproof treatment that provides deep color, stability, durability and hardness. Low VOC Tung oils are the most beautiful of finishes but require patient and professional application of several coats. This is not a DIY project unless it is a tiny powder room! Protective urethanes and varnishes are a good idea in terms of ease of maintenance and overall appearance. If you are using a urethane make sure it is applied in at least three light coats. Always make sure your urethane is compatible with the stain solvent. Waxes and varnishes require more painstaking applications and may need more reapplications but can produce a patina that suggests a very old floor. If kept up regularly, over time the reapplication becomes less frequent. Buffing will give these finishes a deep, glowing undertone.

Whatever your budget, your installation options, your environmental beliefs or your style choices the world of wood flooring offers an application for almost every situation. Having many gorgeous options in all price points is truly a gift to the modern homeowner. Do your homework, pick your look and go for it!

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Painted Floors

And the last word on surface treatments is paint. Why on earth would anyone paint a wood floor? Finding yourself in the same situation as I did in our first home, in some rooms I discovered pine floors where a plywood sub-floor had been nailed and VAT tiles applied, horrors of days gone by. Once everything was removed, I saw the wounds of the old pine and the sanding required to make the floors uniform. Painting then became an interesting prospect. Yes, the grain would disappear, but the structural integrity of the wood and the width and spacing of the boards would offer no doubt that this was a wood floor and in some strange way it becomes loving and preserving in a most unorthodox way that allows unbridled creativity. The first line of green thinking, in my view, is repurpose, don’t rip out and the original floors can thus live on.

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Wood Floors (continued) beautiful wood floors particularly in climates where salt, sand, dirt, mud and moisture are easily tracked in from outside. An oversized doormat and towels tucked in a basket can be helpful in controlling grit and moisture coming in on the wide array of modern footwear. The top finish coat is the most important determinant of cleaning practices. For all floors sweeping and/or vacuuming should be done regularly. Most floors that have been refinished after 1970 have a urethane finish which is durable and water resistant. These floors can be damp mopped with a simple solution of PH-balanced gentle detergent or a mild natural cleaning product such as Murphy’s Oil. Mix one capful per warm bucketful and rinse the mop frequently. Always mop in the direction of the grain and do not oversaturate the floors. Never leave water standing on the floor, dry immediately with a dry mop or towels. Spraying the floor with the above solution is another method as is Martha Stewart’s recommended hand mopping if that is your thing. These methods of cleaning apply to engineered and laminate flooring as well. For waxed or shellacked floors wet mopping is not the thing to do. These floors are maintained by frequent vacuuming and sweeping. Periodic buffing and reapplication of the surface treatment may be necessary every year but as these layers build up over time this becomes less frequent and the patina or depth of reflection becomes beautiful and very protective. Never use a steam cleaner on any type of wood floor. Ann Henderson is the owner of Ann Henderson Interiors of Keene, N.H.

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he restoration of Aldworth Manor in Harrisville might be even more impressive than how the building itself came to be sited on a hilltop with sweeping views of the region and the omnipresent Mount Monadnock looking down on the 170-acre estate. Built in the early 1800s, Alice Moen inherited the Worcester, Massachusetts, house and $1 million from her barbed-wire tycoon father, Philip Moen, with the stipulation that she live in the house for the rest of her life. Alice married Arthur E. Childs, who worked for her father at about the same time, but Arthur had just purchased 700 forested acres in Chesham, a village of Harrisville. Rather than stay in Worcester, however, “Childs contrived to circumvent his benefactor’s intentions by having

the house moved to Harrisville by train and completely transformed into a Neo-Renaissance summer villa,” notes a 1988 application to place the manor on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1908, a caravan of 17 flatbed railroad cars wound their way from Worcester to Chesham Station, toting all the pieces of the manor, meticulously disassembled and marked with numbers for reassembly. Over a newly blazed one-mile road, horses, oxen and mules hauled wagons loaded with the many pieces from the railroad station to the hilltop where it was reassembled and has remained for more than 100 years. Continued on next page.

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The Restoration (continued) “This feat, which was accompanied by a costly and extensive landscaping program, reflects the boundless enthusiasm and great financial resources characteristic of the builder/owners of the premier summer estates of the period in Harrisville and Dublin,” notes the application for placement on the register, which the building did receive. The Childs family lived in the home for more than 20 years, adding two floors and additional rooms to the original structure. They tailored the grounds to resemble an Italian estate, but hit upon hard times, like many other people during the Great Depression. Arthur died in 1933 and Alice in January 1939. The Childs had two children. Alice Muriel Childs, who was married to William E. Whitney, and who died December 25, 1939, and Philip Moen Childs, who died during World War II, leaving behind a wife and two children. As the years went on, more buildings were added to the estate as it became a sanitorium, the St. Thomas More School for Boys from 1959 to 1972, Antioch College and the affiliated Harrisville School from 1973 to 1975. The current owners, the Long family, purchased the estate, now down to 170 acres, in 2014 from the Mountain Missionary arm of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which used it as a communal home and commercial bakery for nearly 40 years. “Aldworth Manor’s many reuses, while necessary for its

survival, have not produced especially felicitous results for the building itself,” notes the application for historical recognition. “Pragmatic interior changes such as the partitioning of larger rooms to create offices, small classrooms and living spaces have somewhat compromised the building’s integrity.” Leslie Lamois, who was hired by the Long family to assist in the renovation of Aldworth Manor, says the changes and additions made over the years have made the renovation “pretty challenging.” “One of the guys who’s been working on the building told me there have been about a dozen owners here and every one of those who owned it has done a little bit of damage,” says Lamois. “That pretty much describes it.” But the way Lamois sees it, Aldworth Manor found its savior when Roger and Tammy Long and their two sons, Shane and Jordan, bought the property. “Roger is a force of nature,” says Lamois. “He doesn’t stop.” “I have been involved with construction off and on, all of my life,” says Roger, who has a BA in arts and most recently was the department head of the John Deere Agriculture Equipment Technology program at Arkansas State University-Beebe. “I know how to repair and build things, so these qualities have helped me tremendously in my work in restoring this manor and the other buildings on the property.” Aldworth Manor came to the attention of the Long family through Shane, who, after several years of living and work-

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ing south of Boston, was on the hunt for a farm to homestead in New England. The family thought it had found just the right place in Maine, but when that sale fell through, Shane went back on his hunt. He found Aldworth Manor on Zillow, in a town he had visited once, a stop at Harrisville Country Store. Shane, who has a masters in choral conducting, had been spending summers in Italy, and when he saw the manor, it reminded him of the Italian countryside. “I fell in love with Italy and its rich history and culture,” he says. “Had I not found Aldworth, I quite possibly would have moved there. The farms and old villages always just felt right to me deep down, and Aldworth and Harrisville are very similar in this respect. When I drove up the hill for the first time, even in its diminished state, I knew that this place was what I had been waiting on and was the perfect match for me here in the States.” “When Shane first came up here, it was like a war zone,” says Tammy, who in addition to having a doctorate in educational leadership, is also an accomplished pianist. “But the second he saw it, he was like ‘This is it.’ And the second the other three of us saw it, we all knew it, too. We had been looking for three or four years at all kinds of farms and properties, but this changed everything.” Roger adds that they had looked at many farms in New England over several years while visiting Shane when he was living south of Boston. “None of them seemed to be the right fit until we found Aldworth,” says Roger. “Once we saw it, even though it was in disrepair, we knew this was the place we had been searching for all these years.”

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The Restoration (continued) was to keep teaching and in the summers have a little farm and host some wedding events. But that was just on a small scale. When we saw this place and saw its potential, the dream changed and got bigger.” The Longs have been hosting weddings, retreats and events on the grounds of the estate since they purchased it, but the condition of the manor meant that building needed some serious work before it could become part of their master plan. The estate also consists of two other relatively modern buildings that together have lodging for 48 people, where wedding parties reside during the festivities, and the old Headmaster’s House, which has another five bedrooms for guests. Roger and Tammy live in the estate’s carriage house, which is divided up into four apartments. Erin Hammerstedt, their kitchen manager and the executive director of Historic Harrisville, lives in another and Shane occupies the fourth apartment. Since their purchase of the estate, they’ve been working on the exterior of the manor, removing changes to the building that had been done after ownership passed out of the hands of the Childs family, with Roger as the project manager and Shane and Jordan kicking in extra labor. The first floor of the manor is well along its way to being presentable, with most of the rooms ready for the public and a kitchen is close to being ready for “public nights,” Mondays and Thursdays when a restaurant and bar in the manor will be open to the public. The second floor of the manor, which is a warren of

bedrooms and offices, is next on the list for repairs, followed eventually by the third floor, which was once home to the servants who staffed the manor when the Childs lived in it. “When the suites on the second floor are redone, we will have lodging for 75 people,” notes Tammy, who says some people might have thought, and still might think, her family is crazy to have taken on this challenge. “But we knew we had the skill set to do this.” “I am thrilled that I may not be considered quite as crazy as some thought I was in the first couple of years,” adds Shane. “Each year we definitely learn more. However, as long as we are willing to adapt and listen, yet hold strong to our vision, I believe we will continue to improve and make Aldworth sustainable and with a future.” While Roger and his sons, Shane and Jordan, who is a filmmaker with his own production company in Los Angeles, have been doing a lot of the general work around the building, they have had to call in licensed professionals and craftspeople to do much of the technical and fine work. “We enjoy working with locals and want to continue,” says Shane. “There are many talented people in this com-

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munity and we will continue to try to use as many of these resources as possible as we move forward.” The Longs said setting up shop in Harrisville after a long life in Arkansas wasn’t as traumatic as some people might think. “The transition has gone extremely smooth,” says Tammy. “We feel like we have and are experiencing southern hospitality in New England.” While the winters are colder than what they are used to, living on a hill in Harrisville is not that much different from living on their 40 acres in Arkansas. “This feels good and comfortable to us,” says Roger. “We are at the top of the hill, end of the road, so it is very quiet and private.” Tammy says that she, Roger and their sons also appreciate the culture around Harrisville that accepts and values all people, regardless of their differences. “We also value the arts and this area is rich in the arts,” says Tammy. “I knew the first time I drove into town, four years before finding Aldworth, that this town was unique and special,” says Shane. “With a strong belief in preservation and a community with people willing to support each other, we are thrilled that Aldworth is again becoming a part of this wonderful town.” Tammy says there is still a lot to do, but she feels her family, and the community, is up to the task. “We just focus on the fact that we are so happy to be here,” she says. “It feels so wonderful to be saving this place.” Maybe most importantly, she says, is how grateful she is “To be on this journey with our boys. Our prayer is that everyone who comes here will feel at peace, will feel God’s peace. They will feel joy and happiness at the top of this hill, at the end of this road.” To learn more about Aldworth Manor, visit www.thealdworthmanor.com. View Jordan’s video documentary, “Saving Aldworth Manor,” at www.jordanwaynelong.com/aldworth-manor or visit www.wmur.com/article/tuesday-october-16th-aldworth-manor/23723637 to watch “The rebirth of a grand summer estate,” created by WMUR. Robert Audette writes from Swanzey, New Hampshire.

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Old Mills New Life By Peg Lopota

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hey say a cat has nine lives — maybe a building does too. For the Colony Mill in Keene, New Hampshire, it’ll soon be starting another life as homes for dozens of people. If you like modern life with a touch of history living in a converted mill building such as this one may suit you perfectly. It works great for Lisa Page, a registered nurse in her mid-50s who lives in a converted mill, the Newmarket Mill, Newmarket, New Hampshire. “You get a sense of history when you see the granite walls and the unique design of different apartments,” says Lisa Page. “I love Newmarket Mills.” Some folks purposely choose to live in converted mills, such as Taylor Weiss, 30, who works for a local surveying company and operates a small farm; and her partner, Julia Jones, 26, a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire who works for an investment firm. They also live in Newmarket Mills. They not only like the historical aspects of the building, but they also enjoy its location right in downtown. This lifestyle will soon be available in Keene at a former mill, then mall, on West Street. Originally constructed in 1838 by two local families, the Faulkners and the Colonys, according to the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the site has been used for mills since 1775. According to the Horatio Colony website, the mill was built on the site of an 18th-century saw and grist mill. Owners of the mill, Francis Faulkner and Josiah Colony gradually added more textile-making machines. During the Civil War, the mill made uniforms for Union troops, producing some 700,000 yards of flannel per year by 1855, according to the Historical Society. By 1942 some 500 people were employed here.

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But not long after textile manufacturing dwindled throughout New England and the mill closed in 1954. Then, after sitting empty for about 30 years, local developer Emile Legere turned it in a mini-mall with shops, an art gallery, food court, restaurants, and a sunny atrium. Though once-thriving, over the years the mall changed hands a few times, tenants moved out. It sat empty once again. In its latest incarnation, this historic building will be homes. In 2014 Brady Sullivan Properties, a real estate development corporation, established in Manchester, New Hampshire, bought the mill for $4.5 million. The company will be renting apartments with modern features and historical details. The new name will be Colony Mill, Historic Mill Apartments. Benjamin Kelley, a minority partner at Brady Sullivan whose job is an oversight on the project, says, “We view Colony Mill apartments as a successful housing ‘community’ with close proximity to the downtown and other amenities.” Brady Sullivan has successfully turned many old New England mill buildings into apartments; two are in Manchester, New Hampshire, three in Massachusetts, and six in Rhode Island. Conversion projects such as this — turning mill buildings into living spaces — are not new. According to the June 4, 2018 New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” segment on the topic by Robert Garrova, “It’s part of a trend across the state, as a generation of younger renters looking for housing are increasing demand.” Though the Garrova article notes that experts say these conversions won’t meet all the demands for housing in New Hampshire, these mills can offer something different. “These buildings are often very beautiful,” says Peter Francese, a demographer from Exeter, New Hampshire, and co-author of the book and documentary “Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology and What We Can Do About It.” They are also well situated, frequently close to the center of town. Adds Francese, “Residents can walk to shopping or other activities.” This can be very appealing for many people.

Lisa agrees. “I love the Newmarket Mills because I can walk to many restaurants, coffee shops and down to the boat launch where they have concerts in the summer.” For the people who’ll make the Colony Mill apartments their homes, they’ll have similar activities right nearby, including a rail trail. With so much to offer, we may see more of these kinds of conversions throughout the state in the future. Chinburg Properties, Newmarket, New Hampshire, anticipates their company will continue to convert mills to condos or apartments, such as the Newmarket Mills, despite the challenges involved. “It’s a huge undertaking,” says Jen Chinburg, vice president, marketing, Chinburg Properties, “but it can be a great success for communities and for the people who live and work in these buildings.” These types of living spaces work well on many levels, especially aesthetically. Older buildings have features rarely seen in new construction. Says Chinburg, “People like the uniqueness of the spaces.” Historical buildings have a palatable solidity that comes with their history — they have endured the ages and this feeling isn’t possible in new constructions. When combined with new appliances and modern design, the comfort goes beyond mere necessities. This type of home exudes its own identity — like a person; it’s full of character. Julia Jones and Taylor Weiss say their Newmarket apartment features unique remnants of the mill’s former life. They note that it was once an office for the factory’s upper management and retains the office space’s dark wood wainscoting, crown molding and exposed brick. Geoff Spitzer, vice president, commercial and mills construction, Chinburg Properties, says, “Folks that chose to live and work in our converted mills seem to generally have an appreciation for the historic nature of these buildings.” To ensure history is not lost, both these developers — Chinburg and Brady Sullivan — work with historical consultants to maintain many of the historical details in these buildings. Converting these buildings also serves the community, not only by providing housing. Unused buildings deplete the value of an area, look unattractive, inevitably deteriorate, and invites misuse of a property. “Converting mills make good use of an otherwise vacant building,” says Francese.

Historical buildings have a palatable solidity that comes with their history — they have endured the ages and this feeling isn’t possible in new constructions. When combined with new appliances and modern design, the comfort goes beyond mere necessities. This type of home exudes its own identity — like a person; it’s full of character.

LEFT: The Colony Mill Marketplace is undergoing renovations to become 89 apartments. The Keene structure was once a woolen mill, then a mall. Photo by Beth Pelton.

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Old Mills, New Life (continued) “We saw this as a great piece of real estate in a wonderful location and community,” says Kelley of Brady Sullivan Properties. This conversion is especially good news for Keene which currently has a shortage of housing, according to Josh Meehan, executive director, Keene Housing. It made good business sense too, especially because this building didn’t sit empty for too long. Explains Kelley, “Anytime a building is not sitting vacant for years deteriorating, it’s always going to be a little easier to develop, as sand blasting’s been done, windows are in. The Colony Mill buildings weren’t neglected. The infrastructure was solid. The character and the bones that you normally have to work to bring back were already brought to life previously, so this conversion was more just a blank slate rather than have to clean it up to get to that point.” That solid infrastructure will have 89 apartments within its 112,000 square feet. The façade will remain as is and the former candy shop is now a bank. The units will range from about 650 to 1,500 square feet. Kelley gives the details: There will be on-site amenities, such as a media room, rec room and gym. It’ll be a mix of mostly one and two-bedrooms, with one to two baths, some studios and a few three-bedroom units. There will be three handicap apartments. Each unit will have a washer and dryer, granite kitchen, wall safe, eat-in bar and unit-specific mechanicals, with most units having gas-fired HVAC (heating/ventilation/ air conditioning systems). Some units will have

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exposed beams and floors, transom glass and sky-lights. The mill’s characteristics provide lots of unique features from brick and beams to unique layouts. “They’re not cookiecutter units,” Kelley notes. “We’re expecting residents to comprise a mix of demographics from young professionals to empty-nesters (who) want to downsize.” Completion of the Colony Mill apartments is slated for mid- to late-August. No matter who decides to reside in these apartments, it’s likely going to be folks who like that mix of old and new. Peg Lapota writes from Brattleboro, Vermont.

PHOTOS, TOP TO BOTTOM TOP: A living room in renovated mill factory-to-apartments at Newmarket Mills in Newmarket, New Hampshire. Photo by Seacoast Real Estate Photography.

MIDDLE: Open living space in the Colony Mill, Historic Mill Apartments, slated to open mid- to late-August in Keene. Photo by Beth Pelton.

BOTTOM: Apartment in the Newmarket Mills. Photo by Seacoast Real Estate Photography.


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These have other seasonal interest, too, besides just the fruiting. If you have children, consider creating a non-lawn garden space for them. You could use an organic mulch under and around playsets, install a sandbox or similar, or just create some gardens to play in such as arches or tunnels with vines, or a “room” with sunflower walls. Already mentioned for slopes and small areas are lawn substitutes, such as groundcovers or spreading shrubs. Groundcovers also are a better choice than grass for shaded areas, such as those getting less than six to eight hours a day of direct sun. By using at least some native groundcovers, you’ll provide plants more adapted to local growing conditions and native pollinators. Some native perennial groundcovers spread (but not aggressively, as do pachysandra, vinca, carpet bugle and other introduced perennials), others grow in clumps so can be planted in masses. Many more groundcover and perennial options for sun or shade, including their descriptions and cultural needs, can be found either in the book above, or the author’s website (www.lesslawn.com). In particular for sun, consider clovers in masses. The low white clover, or taller (to 18 inches high) red clover, both enrich the soil with nitrogen, and are loved by bees. If you don’t need a traditional turfgrass lawn to walk or play on, consider replacing some or all with a “freedom lawn.” This is one composed of low ornamental grasses, or plants with blade shapes that give the effect of a lawn, that doesn’t need mowing. Some online sources sell a no-mow lawn seed mix, composed of different varieties of fescue grass for sun or part shade.

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pets at home By Kim Welch, Certified Professional Dog Trainer With the arrival of warmer temps, the ticks are out in full swing. If you’re like me and you don’t want to apply pesticides to your pet’s skin, you’re in luck. There are more and more natural alternatives on the market these days. It seems like there are new tick-borne illnesses every year. And none of them sound pleasant for us or our pets, so prevention is key. If you’ve gone on a hike through areas where ticks thrive, you’ll want to check your dog’s coat for crawling ticks when you get home. If you’ve got a dog with a light colored, short to medium length coat, they will be fairly easy to spot. Dogs with dark coats or long/thick coats will need a closer inspection. I’ve found that a flea comb or a sticky lint roller works well to pick up any creepy crawlies on my black lab. Plus, he thinks it’s a game and thoroughly enjoys being rolled! Don’t forget to check yourself too while you’re at it. For keeping them off to begin with, I like products made from essential oils that won’t poison the dogs or us. Earth Animal makes great all-natural products. I’ve been using their powder supplement on my dog’s food for a few years now, and I find that it’s pretty effective. I still find an occasional tick, but only a couple per season. Adding a topical spray when we venture

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as this 60s Volkswagen is most definitely NOT considered “antique.” Furniture and other home and garden objects must be at least 100 years old to be labeled “antique” (these are rules set forth by the United States Customs Service and used in the antique world). But a funky 60s chair would be considered “vintage” ... and given time, will be regarded as “antique” when it gets to be 100 years old. Vintage can be items of clothing or furniture or other items from the 1940s all the way to the 1980s or even 90s (since “vintage” is considered anything older than 20 years). Although the 1990s do fall under the older-than-20-years category of vintage, most collectors use the term “collectible” for newer items. Continued on page 30

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So when you are going shopping at our region’s many antique and vintage stores, know your terms! If something is more than 100 years old, you can’t go wrong by calling it “antique.” Any newer than that, call it “vintage” or “collectible.” Summer (especially those long rainy days) is a great time to pop into antique and vintage stores for treasures. We have collected on these pages some of the region’s finest vintage and antique stores. Have fun perusing these page to plan your hunt! - Marcia Passos-Duffy, editor

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July 5-14 The Great River Theater Festival Main Street Arts, 35 Main St. Saxtons River, Vt. www.mainstreetarts.org July 6 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) Summertime Art Walk in the Park, Depot Square Peterborough, N.H. July 6 (noon) Food Truck Festival Branch and Blade Brewing Company 17 Bradco St., Keene, N.H. July 11-14 Hillsboro Balloon Fest and Fair Grimes Field, 28 Peston St. Hillsborough, N.H www.balloonfestival.org July 12 Green River Festival 2019 Greenfield Community College Greenfield, Mass.

July 20 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) Yankee Barn Sale, Yankee Field, 1235 Main St., Rt. 101 Dublin, N.H. July 20 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) Dog Days of Summer Celebration Deerfield St., Greenfield, Mass. July 21 (8-11 a.m.) Cruz-In (classic cars) at Depot Square, Peterborough, N.H. Sponsored by Peterborough Rotary Club July 24-25 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) World Art Market at Mariposa Museum & Culture Center 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. www.mariposamuseum.org July 27 (2:30-11 p.m.) Uplift Music Festival Driving Range & Marty’s Ice Cream 96 Old Turnpike Road Mason, N.H. 603-878-1324

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Aug. 1-4 Cheshire Fair 249 Monadnock Hwy., Swanzey, N.H. www.cheshirefair.org Aug. 3 (1 p.m.) Kampfires Cajun Fest Kampfires Campground Inn Brattleboro, Vt. Aug. 3 (1-5 p.m.) Wyman Tavern Brew Fest Wyman Tavern, 339 Main St., Keene, N.H., www.hsccnh.org See more Historical Society of Cheshire County events on their ad, page 15. Aug. 7 (1-7 p.m.) One Day Antiques Fair JFK Memorial Coliseum 303 Beech St. Manchester, N.H. www.barnstar.com See ad at bottom of this page. Aug. 7-9 (starts at 10 a.m. all days) New Hampshire Antique Week The Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. Manchester, N.H. www.nhada.org

Aug. 9-Sept. 6 Celebrating Monadnock Exhibit Jaffrey Civic Center 40 Main St., Jaffrey, N.H. www.jaffreyciviccenter.com See ad on page 9. Aug. 10 & 11 (11 a.m.) Great New England BBQ & Food Truck Festival 50 Emerson Rd. Milford, N.H. Aug. 15-19 Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival Manchester, Vt. Aug. 17 & 18 History Alive Historic Hillsborough Center 584 Center Rd., Hillsboro, N.H. www.historyalivenh.org Aug. 31-Sept. 1 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Art in the Park Ashuelot River Park Keene, N.H. www.monadnockareaartists.org

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Sept. 7 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) River Valley Artisans Art & Wine Tour Summit Winery, 719 Hwy. 12 Westmoreland, N.H. www.rivervalleyartisans.com

Sept. 13-14 2019 Antrim Home & Harvest Festival Antrim, N.H. Sept. 14 (5:30 p.m.) Denim & Diamonds www.touchstone-farm.org See more about this event on Touchstone Farm’s ad, page 23. Sept. 19-20 Radically Rural Summit Various Keene, N.H. locations www.radicallyrural.com Sept. 21 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Keene International Festival 27 Maple Ave., Keene, N.H. www.facebook.com/KIF2017/ Sept. 21 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Walk for the Animals Keene Dillant Hopkins Airport, Swanzey, N.H. www.MHSwalkforanimals.com See more about this event on Monadnock Humane Society’s ad, page 23. Sept. 27 (6-9 p.m.) Auction of Historic Proportions Wyman Tavern & Bruder House 339 Main St., Keene, N.H. www.hsccnh.org See more Historical Society of Cheshire County events on their ad, page 15.

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K&J Dean Builders, Inc. 20 Pine St., Swanzey, N.H. 603-499-3561 kandjbuilders.com DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Niemela Design Builders 18 Craig Rd., Dublin, N.H. 603-563-8895 niemeladesign.com DESIGN: Interior Design Ann Henderson Interiors 16 West St. Keene, NH 603-357-7680 ahinteriors.com DESIGN: Web/Print Eismont Design 50 Monadnock Hwy. North Swanzey, NH 603-283-0027 eismont.com DOG TRAINING Kim K9 Kompanion Dog Training/Walking 355 Cobble Hill Rd., Swanzey, N.H. 603-903-7861 kimk9kompanionnh.com EVENTS/MUSEUMS Gallery Walk Downtown Brattleboro, VT www.gallerywalk.org Historical Society of Cheshire County 246 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-1895 www.hsccnh.org Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road Keene, N.H. 603-352-0460 horatiocolonymuseum.org EDUCATION Imagine That Honey (Beekeeping) 283 Matthews Rd. Swanzey, N.H. 603-381-1717 imaginethathoney.com FLOORING Monadnock Flooring (& Jingles Christmas and Gift Shop) 1024 Hwy 12 Westmoreland, NH 603-352-5905 monadnockflooring.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: Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-6801 Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-8755 Walpole, N.H. 603-756-9400 Hillsboro, N.H. 603-464-3755 Milford, N.H. 603-673-1669 Keene, N.H. 603-357-5720 achilleagway.com GARDENER Tom Amarosa Plant/Property Care Specializing in pond installations 603-209-1427 (call or text) HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER/ NUTRITIONIST Wondrous Roots 103 Roxbury St., Ste. 300 Keene, N.H. 603-439-2603 wondrousroots.com HORSES: Therapeutic & Educational Touchstone Farm 13 Pony Farm Lane Temple, N.H. 603-654-6308 touchstone-farm.org JEWELRY: Handmade Geo-Graphic Gems Keene, NH 603-369-2525 geographicgems.com KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN/SALES Classic Kitchens & Baths 20 Colrain St. Greenfield, Mass. 413-774-4714 classic-kitchens.com LOCKSMITH Goodwin’s Locksmithing 4 Elm St., No. Swanzey, N.H., 603-252-5625 METAL WORK Iron-it-Out 42 Breezy Hill Rd. Springfield, Vt. 802-766-1137 iron-it-out.com NONPROFITS Jaffrey Civic Center 40 Main St. Jaffrey, N.H. 603-532-6527 jaffreyciviccenter.com

PET ADOPTION/ DAYCARE Monadnock Humane Society 101 West, Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, N.H. monadnockhumane society.org PET STORE One Stop Country Pet Supply 26 Ashbrook Rd. Keene, N.H. 603-352-9200 onestopcountrypet.com PICK-YOUR-OWN Pitcher Mountain Blueberries/Andorra Forest Rout 123, Stoddard, N.H. 603-446-3655 andorraforest@gmail.com POOLS & SPAS: Sales, Installation, Service Clear Water Pool and Spa of Keene, LLC 233 Monadnock Hwy. Swanzey, N.H. 603-357-5874 clearwaterpoolsandspa.net

Cultural Cocoon 32 Main St. Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-6683 culturalcocoon.com In the Company of Flowers 106 Main St. Keene, N.H. 603-357-8585 Joseph’s Coat 32 Grove St. Peterborough, NH 603-924-6683 jocoat.com Penelope Wurr 167 Main St. Brattleboro, Vt. 802-246-3015 www.penelopewurr.com REAL ESTATE Robin Sanctuary Galloway Real Estate 47 Main St. Walpole, N.H. 603-313-9165 gallowayservices.com

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Ecoscapes 21 Pond Brook Rd. W. Chesterfield, NH 603-209-4778 ecoscapes35@gmail.com

UPHOLSTERY/ DECORATING Spofford Upholstery 43 Zinn Road Spofford, N.H. spoffordupholstery@ gmail.com 603-363-8057

RENEWABLE ENERGY Green Energy Options 37 Roxbury St. Keene, N.H. 03431 603-358-3444 greenenergyoptions.com

New England Fabrics & Decorating Center 55 Ralston St. Keene, N.H. 603-352-8683 newenglandfabrics.com

RESTAURANTS Elm City Brewery 222 West St. #46, Keene, N.H. 603-355-3335 elmcitybrewing.com

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Windows Mont Vernon, N.H. 603-365-1910 getwindowsclean.com

Stuart & John’s Sugar House Restaurant 31 NH 63 Westmoreland, N.H. 603-399-4486 stuartandjohns.com The Pub Restaurant 131 Winchester St. Keene, N.H. 603-352-3135 thepubrestaurant.com RETAIL Monadnock Oil & Vinegar 3 Grove St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-784-5175 monadnockoil andvinegar.com Creative Connections 36 Main St. (Rt. 12) Ashburnham, Mass. 978-827-6211 ccgiftgallery.com

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