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34 Introduction 4 Publisher’s Note

A warm welcome to New Hampshire by Sharron McCarthy

6 Five Words to Know

18 Lakes Region

Vacationers and residents alike love this region that’s home to more than 250 lakes and ponds.

20 White Mountains

8 Discover New Hampshire

24 Great North Woods

10 Seacoast Region

It may be small, but it’s packed with history, art, food and more.

12 Merrimack Valley

Our most populous region is a commercial, cultural and culinary hub.

14 Monadnock Region

The western part of the state boasts picturesque towns and unbeatable scenery.

16 Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Artists, intellectuals and outdoors enthusiasts will all love this rural but vibrant region.


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An overview of the state’s cultural roots and current venues by Erica Thoits

34 Finding Global Food

59 Assisted Living/ Senior Care

Trusted resources for the later stages of life

62 Arts and Culture

A Newcomer’s Guide from the Exper

There’s a lot to know about the Granite State. Start with these five words. Newcomers explain how they chose New Hampshire and why they love their particular regions.

32 Arts and Culture Snapshot

A hiker’s paradise

Seemingly endless, untouched nature awaits

The Well

26 Four Seasons of Events

New Hampshire Magazine’s Managing Editor shares her picks for can’t-miss events. by Erica Thoits

30 A Statewide Playground The Editor of ParentingNH lets you in on the state’s best hidden gems the kids will love. by Melanie Hitchcock

Where to find international cuisine throughout the state by Sarah Cahalan

42 Granite State Brews

Our favorite local breweries by Erica Thoits

Our favorite venues

64 Chambers of Commerce Business resources

66 Favorite Getaways

Not-to-miss attractions

68 State Parks

The state’s best parks

69 Restaurants

NH Tool Kit

Find great dining options in every region of the state

A resource guide covering everything from healthcare and law to parks and dining

23 New Hampshire Symbols at a Glance

43 Everything you need, all in one place

Odd Bits

44 Top Dentists

67 New Hampshire Politics at a Glance

FInd the right dentist

50 Top Doctors

FInd the right doctor

72 Last Laugh

New Hampshire Diners by Bill Burke

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A Newcomer’s Guide from the Expe 58 Best Lawyers

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e think New Hampshire is a special place. Destination NH is a publication that

supports this thinking. In the pages that follow, you’ll discover the very essence of this small but mighty state. Whether you just moved here from another part of New England or another

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President/Publisher Sharron R. McCarthy Editor Rick Broussard

part of the country or even if you’re a longtime

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resident, this magazine will serve you well as a

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guide, or a reminder, of just how much there is

Production Manager Jodie Hall

to enjoy and experience in the Granite State. You can think of this publication as a snapshot of a state in motion because, as publisher of New Hampshire Magazine, one thing I’ve learned is that New Hampshire is always on the move. There are new restaurants, new businesses and new cultural attractions popping up everywhere. But you can also think of it as a family album, because there is so much here that is rooted in tradition, which speaks to a quality of life that has all but vanished in many parts of the country. Read up on the seven economic development regions of the state and you’ll get an idea of their uniqueness and of what a diverse and remarkable state this is. We asked newcomers to each region to explain why they chose to settle in their particular parts of the state — I hope their experiences and stories will help you navigate your new home. Additionally, the editors of New Hampshire Maga-

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zine and ParentingNH offer insights and knowledge cultivated over decades

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“Tool Kit” reference section. There you’ll find everything from trusted healthcare professionals and attorneys to state parks, restaurants and can’t-miss arts and culture venues.

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the whole state in a single issue, so we’ve crafted a starting point for further

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exploration. You could call it a road map to New Hampshire, but it’s also a

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serious tool for relocators and a great reminder for natives of the richness of

their surroundings. Indeed, you can live a lifetime here and still find surprises,


sometimes in the town next door. So, whether you’re starting or resuming your New Hampshire adventure, take Destination NH along for the trip. For in New Hampshire, as in life, the journey itself is the destination. — President and Publisher Sharron R. McCarthy

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Welcome to New Hampshire If you’re new to the state or you’ve been here awhile and are still trying to figure out what makes it tick, then you’ve come to the right place. And either way, there’s a lot you’ll need to know. One important fact is that you’re not alone. The majority of Granite Staters are from somewhere else. This fact once bothered locals who feared that their way of life was being challenged by “flatlanders” (which basically just means “from somewhere else” no matter how hilly it might be). The trend has been going on long enough that most locals have calmed down, but don’t be dismayed if you see the occasional bumper sticker reading “Welcome to NH, Now Go Home.” What the natives have learned is that most of the newcomers are eager to settle down and fit in. This probably describes you, or else you wouldn’t be reading this publication. Anyone who does arrive with an agenda soon encounters a hard fact: people don’t change New Hampshire nearly as much as New Hampshire changes people. You might even say, you don’t move into New Hampshire. New Hampshire moves into you. So have fun exploring and meeting the locals, but to begin your orientation and to really understand the Granite State, here are five words you need to know ...


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Capt. John Smith (of Pocahontas fame) parked his fishing boat at our Isles of Shoals back in the early 1600s before anyone had tripped over Plymouth Rock. Apparently, Boston had a better PR team back during the Revolutionary War era, but the first real act of war against the British Crown took place here in Portsmouth (Google “Raid on Fort William and Mary”). We were the first state to declare independence from England, and when the founding documents of our country were being approved, it was New Hampshire that sealed the deal, becoming the ninth and binding signatory of the US Constitution.



Dean Although we can’t claim to be Kamen the origin of words “Yankee ingenuity,” it’s certainly part of the Granite State DNA, from the unique cog railway up Mt. Washington to the Segway (created in the Manchester millyard by genius inventor Dean Kamen). The first public library in the US was founded in Peterborough in 1833; and the first American man in space was Alan Shepard of Derry. Manufacturing is our largest industry and we have become a full-blown epicenter of the Boston-area tech explosion.



Our ratio of forested land to developed is one of the highest in the country. With outdoor tourism as one of our main industries, we are proud of our gorgeous environment and also eager to put it to wise use. We have the highest peak in the Northeast (Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet) and hundreds of lakes and wild rivers. We’re bounded on the west by the Connecticut River (and own the whole thing, bank to bank), on the east by mostly undeveloped forests of Maine and by the country’s shortest stretch of seacoast.



Some would say “quirky,” but it’s really deeper than that. Not only do we have the most pugnacious state motto in “Live Free or Die,” we’re home to the largest museum of classic arcade games (at Weirs Beach in Laconia); the birthplace of America’s first documented serial killer (H.H. Holmes of “Devil in the White City” fame was born in Gilmanton); the two most significant encounters with UFOs (Betty and Barney Hill’s abduction in Franconia and the “Incident at Exeter”); and the site of what is possibly (though not likely) the country’s oldest archeological site: America’s Stonehenge in Salem. Our highway welcome centers are also state-run liquor stores and we don’t require adults to wear seatbelts or motorcycle helmets, but we’re still one of the healthiest places in the country to live. Oh, and we were selected by the libertarian Free State Movement to be the new home for 20,000 liberty-minded individuals who hope to redefine our political structure over the next decade. We wish them luck and repeat that hard fact: You don’t so much move into New Hampshire as New Hampshire moves into you.



To be clear, we’re political but not especially partisan. Although the Republican Party was founded here in Exeter in 1853, the state has wobbled between Republican and Democratic over the decades, but the strongest political bent in the state is Independent. With our huge 424-member State Legislature (the largest in the country), our heritage of town meetings and our 100 plus years of hosting the First in the Nation Presidential Primary, folks here get to know their candidates (at every level) up close and personally and aren’t easily swayed by campaign promises.

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New Hampshire


To help you get your bearings on the state, it has been neatly divided into seven “economic development regions.”

•Colebrook •Dixville Notch

Sometimes these are obvious zones (like the


Seacoast or Lakes Region), sometimes they are cobbled together and contain their own subsectors (like the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region), but each one is a treasure trove of places to


explore. To help illustrate the characteristics of


each region, we’ve asked several newcomers to share why they chose to live and start businesses in their particular part of New Hampshire. Their stories and more information on each region start on page 10.

spots of culture along coastline.

Lake Winnipesaukee.

the country’s shortest

2 Merrimack Valley This is the river-based

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6 White Mountains Has 48 4,000-foot peaks,

including Mt. Washington.

the state.

7 Great North Woods

3 Monadnock Where

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climbers and nature

the arts and agriculture

campers, hunters, hikers,

mountain stands alone.

lovers of all types.

setting for NH’s illustrious


North Conway•


Squam Lake


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Seacoast Region

Right at Home Thirty-somethings like Jenny and Tom Nelson feel right at home on our culture-rich Seacoast, but they are set on not only enjoying but contributing to the richness.

Below: Tom and Jenny Nelson outside their restaurant, Nibblesworth, in Portsmouth’s North End.

SNAPSHOT OF THE AREA Our short coastline (13 miles — 18 if you add the islands) is bursting with beautiful beaches, arts, music, theatre, an amazing dining scene with a focus on keeping it local, too many craft breweries to count and important historical landmarks. Oh, and if you’re a shop-til-you-drop type, the area’s many boutiques and other local stores are a delight. Here you can eat fried dough as you stroll the boardwalk at Hampton Beach, enjoy a show at the historic Music Hall, take in local art at one of the many galleries, sample brews with Granite State Growler Tours or walk through Portsmouth’s living history museum Strawbery Banke. Consider taking an ocean tour to the Isles of Shoals, which were settled in the 1600s and have a diverse history as an important fishing area in Colonial times, a hideout for pirates, a peaceful retreat for artists and much more.

quent since Nibblesworth opened.” The arts scene is another big plus, “But really, it’s the simple things to do in Portsmouth,” she says. “Just walking around. Making a loop from the North End where Nibblesworth is, to the South End. So much history in between and we see something new every time.” Tom adds, “Also, both of us love being by the water. I mean, in minutes we can be on Jenness Beach in Rye sitting by the ocean to de-stress.


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Above: The seaside community of Portsmouth

The couple moved here from Michigan where they both grew up. When they married and decided to start a new life, they remembered family vacations to Newmarket and realized that the Portsmouth area was the perfect place to bring a longtime dream to life: opening a restaurant of their own. They were married in August of 2016, and by October they were putting together a business plan. Tom recalls, “Locations would fall through, banks would pass on us, lots of snow was happening that winter but finally, in April of 2017, we were on the road in a 26-foot UHaul with our two cats and a fish headed toward the Granite State.” They opened Nibblesworth Wood Fire Grille in September. “Portsmouth has amenities that a city of 21,000 doesn’t normally have,” says Jenny, who is the chef at Nibblesworth. “The restaurant scene here is inspiring. We try to sneak out to our favorite spots when we can — Black Trumpet, Cava, Moxy, Street, Geno’s — but it’s very infre-

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Feeling Welcome Families of refugees often have no choice where they are placed in the US. That was the case for Mohammed Mustak’s family, but now that they are citizens, they are staying put in Nashua.

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SNAPSHOT OF THE AREA The most populous region of New Hampshire, the Merrimack Valley is the cultural, commercial and political center of the Granite State. Named for the river that gave life to a booming textile industry, today the area’s mills are finding new life as luxury condos, breweries, shops, other businesses and, in Manchester, as a hub of science and technology. In the northern part of the region is Concord, the state capital. The Statehouse was built in 1818 and is the oldest such building in continuous use in the country. It’s not all tech, government and industry. Catch an independent film at Red River Theatres in Concord, sample fine dining in many cities and towns, and in Manchester, view famous works of art at the Currier Museum of Art, enjoy America’s pastime with the NH Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium or see today’s biggest stars at the SNHU Arena.

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Top: The State Capital in Concord

Finding acceptance was important for Mustak since his roots in Myanmar (formerly Burma) were deliberately obliterated in a violent upheaval that caused more than a half a million ethnic Rohingya people to become refugees. The Rohingya are not recognized as a legitimate ethnic group in their own region of Myanmar, and have essentially become a stateless people, says Mustak, even though his family lived there for generations. His flight from the country was perilous but had at least one positive outcome when he met “the beautiful lady, my wife Aisha, in Malaysia” says Mustak. He worked there as a community leader, but there were still dangers and challenges. Children of refugees are not allowed to attend school in Malaysia, so their son, Rabiul, yearned for an education as he watched other children attended classes. “From the first day I arrived in America, I was happy. My son Rabiul will have the opportunity to go to school. My daughter Alisha, born here four years ago, is the first official citizen of any country in my family,” says Mustak. It was a refugee resettlement program that chose Nashua for Mustak and his family, but the city has since become their home. The people in Nashua, he says, welcomed them and made them a part of the community. Today, Mustak is deeply connected to his new home, where he works as medical interpreter, a case manager at a local nonprofit, is a founder and executive director of the Rohingya Society of Greater Nashua (RSGN), and, along with a partner, recently opened the Rohang Halal Market. He was also appointed to the Nashua Board of Aldermen’s Cultural Connections Committee and he volunteers at One Greater Nashua (OGN). At OGN, the aim is to increase social inclusion, equity and integration for newcomers or anyone who feels disconnected. Here people from many different backgrounds come together to create the kind of welcoming community that readily accepted Mustak and his family.

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Monadnock Region

Serenity Found “Nature and the friendly environment,”

says Rudra Aryal of Jaffrey, were two big reasons why he chose to settle here in New Hampshire.

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SNAPSHOT OF THE AREA With its beautiful fall foliage, farmland and scattered covered bridges, the Monadnock Region is the embodiment of picturesque New England. The region’s namesake, Mount Mondanock, is one of many idyllic spots for nature lovers, but culture abounds here as well. In fact, this part of the state has attracted artists and intellectuals for many years, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. The city of Keene is a vibrant college town with great food, shops, art galleries and more. Perhaps the most famous arts and culture attractions are the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough (a world-renowned artists’ retreat), the historic theatre troupe the Peterborough Players and Keene’s Colonial Theatre. In tiny Walpole you’ll find the famous chocolatier L.A. Burdick Chocolates, home to confections and a delightful restaurant. It may seem sleepy at first, but our western corner holds many surprises.

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Top: Get a taste of local wine along with fantasic views of the lush countryside at Walpole Mountain Winery.

One thing that surprised him about moving here, he says, “is how natural and serene everything is.” Originally from Nepal, Aryal lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, for two years as a visiting professor of physics at Eckerd College, and then pursued a job in New Hampshire. “After taking in the beautiful views during my job interview at Franklin Pierce University, I was hooked,” says Aryal. Labeled a “nature lover at heart” by his family, Aryal wasn’t surprised when he fell in love with the Granite State. “Almost everywhere you go, you get a view of the expansive hills and mountains like Mt. Monadnock and the White Mountains. You can enjoy beauty of bright, green trees in the summer and clean, white snow in the winter.” He also enjoyed discovering a big Nepali presence in his area, and was thankful for the academic and sports opportunities for his daughters. “My daughters have been able to be involved in diverse fields and sports at their school,” he says. “For example, my kids can try out any sport that they would like to play. They also have the option to improve and develop themselves in that sport, which makes them more passionate about it.” Another perk? No traffic and the ease in being able to travel to cities like New York and Boston. Though the practical and opportunistic reasons are compelling, Aryal still comes back to how the state makes him feel. “I love nature and hiking,” he says. “When I am on top of the mountain, I am able to sit and gaze upon miles and miles of trees in the distance. I can hear the birds tweeting, squirrels chirping, and I can see people peacefully walking or jogging. That feeling of peace helps me forget about everything else.”

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Dartmouth Lake Sunapee

Living the Dream


Kesner traveled through small towns, they envisioned themselves living a life “surrounded by the beauty of nature in a more remote country setting.”

After living in Albany, New York, Park Slope in Brooklyn, Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia, and Lexington, Massachusetts, they decided it was time to find the smalltown life they’d always pictured. The couple’s children were grown, and it was time for a house that could welcome future grandchildren. Glenn Kesner explains that, “After all the ups and downs of raising three kids and providing the ever changing, all-encompassing needs that many families have to navigate, we finally felt like we could dream and turn our dream into reality during the next chapter of our lives.” They searched in neighboring states, but it was New Hampshire that felt most like home. “Henniker was a surprising find, offering us both the respite we craved,” he says. Here they found the natural beauty they’d been looking for, with “the bonus of flourishing arts and culture, and opportunities to satiate our intellectual appetites with the neighboring colleges and community offerings, all integral components to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”


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Kesner is a filmmaker and Serebrani-Kesner is an interdisciplinary and expressive arts educator. They are a family, says Kesner, of “committed environmentalists, educational advocates, adventurers, lovers of history, music, adventuring and art in all of its forms/ modalities,” so they were looking for a place in which they could prosper and contribute. Henniker and this region of the state checked all the boxes: natural beauty, welcoming neighbors, access to arts and culture venues and the right pace of life. “We’ve had the privilege of living in big cities and small towns throughout the Northeast, New England and the South,” says Kesner. “We now look forward to bringing our dream of living in a rural setting to reality while still being very much connected to the world.” They look forward to gardening, enjoying the views, and the ability to “take a giant, clarifying breath, knowing that our family will have a place to continue to grow their health, happiness and balance with meaningful intention from the inside out.”

Top: The Cornish-Windsor bridge is the country’s second-longest covered bridge. Above: Glenn Kesner and Jacqueline Serebrani-Kesner

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Perhaps one of the state’s more overlooked regions is also one of its best. Here a love for the outdoors, art, culture and learning all come together to create a unique mix of everything that makes New Hampshire great. The region represents a harmonious dichotomy that’s anchored by the prestigious Ivy League school Dartmouth College in Hanover and the serene Lake Sunapee. The graceful grounds of the SaintGaudens National Historic Site are juxtaposed against the groundbreaking discoveries at the world-renowned Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. This part of the state is also known for its world-class precision manufacturing. Industry giants Hypertherm in Hanover, Timken Aerospace in Lebanon and Thermal Dynamics, a division of Thermadyne, in West Lebanon all have operations here. Firearms manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. has facilities in Newport.


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Lakes Region

Best of Both Worlds A fter living a somewhat nomadic life, Amanda Crawford and her husband Ben started to search for the ideal place to settle.

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SNAPSHOT OF THE AREA Located in the middle of the state, the Lakes Region comprises the areas surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam Lake, Squam Lake and Newfound Lake. With all its aquatic beauty, it’s no surprise that this region has been a recreation destination for centuries (really). Lake Winnipesaukee serves as the region’s star attraction, first made popular in the 1700s by John Wentworth. Laconia, as the region’s largest city, is the business center for the area, with Wolfeboro, Meredith and Weirs Beach as the major tourist hubs. Tour the lake on the historic M/S Mount Washington, ride the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, view the spectacle of Laconia Mortorcycle Week, shop the Tanger Outlets or learn about the surrounding natural world at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

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Right: The iconic Lake Winnipesaukee

That place turned out to be near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the town of Meredith. Married for just about two years now, the couple met in 2010 while living in San Diego. From there they moved to Colorado, Lake Tahoe and the Philippines. All of the places they lived, says Crawford, offered a huge range of outdoor fun. “We’ve lived in so many great places with amazing beaches, skiing, boating and hiking, and when it became time to settle down, we wanted to find a place we could do all the things we love,” she says. “We found New Hampshire is the best place for us since it has all the things we love to do. We like to live in places where other people vacation.” Living in Meredith offers them quick access to everything on their list — they can go boating, hiking, easily drive up to ski in the White Mountains or get to the airport in Manchester within an hour. “It’s also important for us to be near Boston to have a main city and support our favorite sports teams,” says Crawford. Though access to both the great outdoors and city life were the main goals, they discovered other perks when making the move. For one, says Crawford, the cost of living was a pleasant surprise. “We were able to get a beautiful home for a fraction of the price we would pay out West,” she says. Another surprise? All of the craft breweries and wineries. “We love all the New Hampshire breweries we have been discovering, including Tuckerman and Moat Mountain.” Still, it was the landscape itself that ultimately did the trick. “Our first impression was what a beautiful place it really is,” says Crawford. “Our first trip a few years ago we hiked Mount Major in Alton and were really impressed. We call Winnipesaukee the Lake Tahoe of the East!” Currently they’re planning a camping trip to Crawford Notch and a hike up the iconic Mt. Washington. Their favorite thing about living in the Granite State, she says, is that it’s truly “four-season living, and there’s always something to do. It’s hard to be bored in New Hampshire!”


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Region 6


White Mountains

The Right Choice “Moving to New Hampshire at a young age was the best decision I ever made.”

Below: Justin and Serena Walsh with their Swiss mountain dog Delilah


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SNAPSHOT OF THE AREA There are endless outdoor activities to do in every season in the White Mountains. In the summer there are miles upon miles of hiking trails and in the winter there’s a mountain for every level of skier or snowboarder. Enjoy the fresh, crisp mountain air and the quirky, quaint towns that dot this breathtaking landscape. Don’t want to climb the famous Mt. Washington? Drive up the dizzying Mt. Washington Auto Road or take the historic Cog Railway. Picturesque Jackson and its maintained trails network beckon to cross-country skiers. The White Mountains National Forest offers too many beautiful attractions to list. Franconia Notch State Park alone contains the natural formations of the Flume and the Basin and the 4,100-foot Cannon Mountain ski area.

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Top: Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park

So says Serena Walsh, who, with her husband Justin, moved from Waltham, Massachusetts, to North Woodstock to open the Notch Hostel, an upscale 30-bed hostel located right in their new town. Now, when Walsh visits city-dwelling friends, she finds her decision to leave reaffirmed. “I feel like I’ve escaped the 9-to-5,” she says. “[I’ve] broken away from the typical mold for my generation by moving to a non-city and starting my own small business.” The perks, she says, are many. For one, answering work emails from the hostel’s farmer’s porch with “the hemlocks swaying in the yard” is pretty nice. “You don’t have to spend money to have a good time,” she adds. “A perfect day starts with simply packing a lunch and heading up the trail.” In addition to her husband’s job as the hostel’s property manager and as an EMT, he’s also a mountain guide, making their new home the perfect choice. They both love hiking, climbing and backpacking, and have enjoyed exploring the White Mountains. Though Walsh cites nearby popular spots Franconia Ridge and Mt. Moosilauke, living in North Woodstock affords them the time to discover the lesser-known, wilder areas of the White Mountains. The couple made the move expecting to love the natural resources the mountains offer, but found themselves surprised by the strong sense of community in North Woodstock and neighboring Lincoln. “We had been living in Waltham for a few years beforehand and barely saw the neighbors we shared an apartment complex with,” says Walsh. “One day after moving to North Woodstock we met our dear nextdoor neighbors.” Small-town life also offered unexpected opportunities, such as when Justin joined the Chamber of Commerce’s board at age 30. But “small” doesn’t mean empty of great culture or food. The couple discovered the Gypsy Café, which Walsh says has “the best food in the White Mountains, hands down.” She also frequents the Mountain Wanderer, a White Mountains book and map store run by Steve Smith, co-author of “The White Mountain Guide.” Though the winters can be tough, says Walsh, all that snow encouraged them to get into cold-weather sports, such as cross-country skiing. Even that potential downside ended up being yet another reason to love living in New Hampshire’s mountains.

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“small-town vibe” was a big reason why the Hales decided to make the move from Michigan to Berlin, New Hampshire.

Top: First Connecticut Lake at The Glen in Pittsburg Above: Justin and Tiffany Hale with their daughter Avalon


The Free State Project, a social experiment attracting people interested in personal and political freedom to move to New Hampshire, was the initial catalyst that put the state on Hale’s radar. “We researched New Hampshire for a couple of years and visited twice before moving,” she says. “The natural beauty and friendly communities were huge pluses for us. Not to mention the amazing healthcare and education available.” With all of this, plus the fact that the state also boasts the lowest crime rate in the country, Hale couldn’t imagine a better place to raise a family. When it came time to move, she was surprised at how welcoming the community was to newcomers. “From neighbors saying hello to people helping us unpack the UHaul, we quickly formed new friendships and felt accepted as part of the community right away,” says Hale. There’s much to love about New Hampshire, but, to

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Hale, the Great North Woods Region takes the prize for all of its unexpected finds. “We have found so many gems for good eats like Jericho Deli in Berlin or Dynasty Buffet in Gorham (specifically the crab legs on Saturday nights),” notes Hale. There is an abundance of local parks to enjoy, like Libby Park Beach in Gorham and Jericho State Park, and the activities don’t slow down in the winter. “We decided to purchase a family membership to the Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum in North Conway, as well as a short-term membership to Royalty Athletic Club in Gorham where we used the indoor pool,” says Hale. Though all of these make this part of the state their ideal home, the quality of life in New Hampshire is what Hale and her family appreciates the most. “The slower ‘small-town’ pace, the wonderful people we have met, and the striking view we get to pause and enjoy every day has made our move to New Hampshire a positive change for our family,” she says.

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The Great North Woods region is a wonderland for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The northernmost section of the state has the fewest people but plenty of hidden gems that are well worth exploring, whether you enjoy skiing, hiking, fishing or even just long drives through gorgeous scenery. Once home to a booming paper mill industry, this region is undergoing an outdoor tourism renaissance. Ride a network of snowmobile trails in the winter, and in the summer drive on 1,000 miles of trails via ATV at Bear Rock Adventures in Pittsburg. Head to Jericho Mountain State Park for more ATV fun and the annual Jericho ATV Festival held in August. Nearby, the Connecticut Lakes Natural Area has more than 25,000 acres on tap for fishing and other outdoor activities. Hit the rapids with ELC Outdoors, or sign on for one of their many other guided adventures. In Berlin, connect with current arts and culture at the St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts.

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Four Seasons of Events


Below: Sugarhouses open to the public during New Hampshire Maple Weekends in March.

un in New Hampshire comes in many forms — from fairs that celebrate our agrarian roots and summer music festivals to wine-tasting benefit galas and snow-sculpting competitions. Here are some of New Hampshire Magazine’s favorite, can’t-miss, big events, plus some of the smaller, perhaps quirkier happenings that often fly right by the tourists.

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tion taken care of right at the start. New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH Party is possibly the most efficient way to learn about the state’s top restaurants, breweries, distilleries and so much more. If you can eat or drink it, then it’s likely represented at this statewide bash. Each year, we celebrate the winners of our annual Best of NH poll during an evening of food, fun and live music. June 14, Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester. Get tickets and more information at Keeping it local is the New Hampshire Brewers Festival, which has really come

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lection of New Hampshire craft breweries at any brewfest in the state, creating the perfect opportunity to taste the best NH has to offer. It’s expected to bring together over 40 New Hampshire brewers showcasing more than 100 craft beers. July 14, Everett Arena/Kiwanis Waterfront Park, Concord. Find it on for tickets and more information. It doesn’t get more postcard-perfect than fields of blooming lupine. The Celebration of Lupines is celebrating 25 years this June, and it features a number of events that take place in and around gorgeous Sugar Hill. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the fields, open air markets, music, story tellers, artisan demonstrations and more in some of the state’s loveliest small-town settings. The month of June,

Sugar Hill area. Visit for more information. Focusing in on one of the state’s best beer regions is the Seacoast Microbrew Festival hosted by 7th Settlement Brewery. This July tasting event is all about the Seacoast Region’s small breweries. July 7, Henry Law Park, Dover. Visit for details. For some truly hard-to-find brews, head to the Newport Nano Brewfest where dozens of the best local, brewer-owned breweries will offer samples. June 16, Newport Town Common. Find it on eventbrite. com for tickets and more information. The Prescott Park Arts Festival is a massive, months-long series of concerts, plays, outdoor movie nights, a brewfest, chili competition and more. From June

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Right: The Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks Below left: At the Deerfield Fair Below right: The natural beauty of the Celebration of Lupines

through the early fall, there’s something going on for the entire family. Most events take place in Portsmouth’s Prescott Park. Visit for a complete schedule and more information. Though the NH Music Festival lasts for a month and takes place in several venues, this celebration of classical music tends to take people by surprise. The NHMF presents world-class performances of symphonic, choral and chamber music that are meant to be accessible for all. Concerts mostly take place in Plymouth and Wolfeboro. July 10-August 11. Visit for a complete schedule of events. Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts roar into the Lakes Region for the annual love-it-or-hate-it Laconia Motorcycle Week. The 95th Bike Week will be held from June 9-17. Learn more at laconiamcweek. com. A slightly smaller celebration of motorized vehicles is the Jericho ATV Festival held at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin. This Great North Woods celebration includes ATV races, guided trail tours, demos and more. August 3-4, Who doesn’t love fireworks? At the end of each summer, local company Atlas Fireworks

closes out the season with a bang — lots of them, actually. Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks, August 18, Silver Ranch Airpark, Jaffrey. Visit for more information. One of the most charming Fourth of July celebrations is held in historic New Boston. This cherished tradition has taken place for 88 years. It starts with the barn dance on June 23, and continues to July 4 with an award-winning parade, chicken barbecue, music, games and fireworks. Visit for more information.

ing Milford Oval in the heart of the small town. Enjoy fireworks, the giant pumpkin weigh-in, a talent show, craft fairs and more at this charming celebration. Columbus Day weekend,

if you want a taste of tradition, then consider one of the oldest and most iconic fairs we’ve got — the 141-year-old Deerfield Fair. September 27-30,

In September, two can’t-miss festivals take place in vastly different areas of the state. On the Seacoast, the annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, happening September 7-9, is your chance to stuff yourself silly with everything from lobster rolls to fried scallops. See for more information. Up north, get your kilt and head to the New Hampshire Highland Games, taking place from September 21-23 at Loon Mountain in Lincoln. More than 50 clans gather to compete in Scottish heavy athletics, enjoy good food, music and more. Visit nhscot. org for a complete list of events.

For small-town fall celebrations, consider the Apple Harvest Day in Dover (October 6,, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta on the banks of the Piscataquog River in Goffstown (October 13-14; goffstownmainstreet. org), the Warner Fall Foliage Festival (71st annual festival on October 5-7, or the smaller Sandwich Fair in Center Sandwich (October 6-8,

In lovely Exeter a relative newcomer to the festival scene is starting to make some noise. The Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival is large when it comes to food and drink, but still feels a little unknown. Enjoy tons of local and regional craft beer, and then sample chili from area restaurants before voting on your favorite. October 8, Swasey Parkway. Visit powderkegbeerfest. com for more information.

Fall » Fall is fair season in New Hampshire, and

Fall in New Hampshire wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin festival. For years, the Keene Pumpkin Festival reigned supreme, and after a brief hiatus, it lives again in Laconia as the NH Pumpkin Festival. This year’s celebration of our official state fruit is from October 12-13. Trust us, you’ve never seen so many jack-o-lanterns in one place. See for a complete schedule of events. The early-October Milford Pumpkin Festival is a little smaller in scope, but is no less fun. Most events are held right on the charmDestination NH | 2017


Four Seasons of Events Winter » If you’re not into snow sports, no worries — there’s

plenty of other fun to be had during the cold months. For holiday celebrations, you really can’t beat the incredible month-long series of events in downtown Portsmouth called Vintage Christmas. Not only is this a premier local shopping destination, the city is filled with music, the Candlelight Stroll, theater and more. Visit for a complete schedule. A smaller, but no less charming historical Christmas experience can be had during the Christmas at Canterbury weekends at the Canterbury Shaker Village. Ride in the horse-drawn sleigh, sing carols, sip on hot cider or take in live music. See shakers. org for more information. Wine lovers will be glad to know there are back-to-back wine festivals in January and February. First is New Hampshire Wine Week (typically late January;, which is capped off with the phenomenal Winter Wine Spectacular to benefit Easterseals New Hampshire. The month-long Winter Wine Festival (late January through February) is a series of tastings, dinners and other events held at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa in New Castle. See for details. You can’t avoid the snow, so embrace it at the annual

Snow Sculpting Competition held in Jackson. Weather

permitting, this is usually held in late January or early February. Dozens of New England’s most talented sculpting teams will carve up snow to make amazing works of art. See for more information. A lesserknown winter celebration happens in early February at the Colebrook Winter Carnival. Enjoy the pancake breakfast, ice carving demonstrations, snow bocce and more. See for more information.

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At first glance, spring (we call it “mud season”) seems like a slow time in New Hampshire, but if you look closely, there’s still plenty going on. First of all, warmer days mean the sap is flowing and maple syrup can be made. Don’t let anyone fool you — Vermont may have the maple rep, but we’ve got plenty of the local sweet stuff. The midMarch/early-April New Hampshire Maple Weekends are your chance to visit working sugar houses (there are over 60) to see how maple syrup is made. See nhmapleproducers. com for details. On the cusp of spring and summer is the Chowderfest & Brews celebration at Waterville Valley. Held in Town

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Left: At the Winter Wine Spectacular you can sample wines and meet the winermakers. Pictured here is winemaker Cynthia Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines at last year’s event. Far left bottom: Artists at work at Jackson’s Snow Sculpting Competition. Right top: Sample and vote for your favorites at the annual Chowderfest & Brews celebration at Waterville Valley Resort.

ATV photo by Kendal J. Bush; Winter Wine Spectacular photo by Susan Laughlin; Snow Sculpting Competition photo by Candace Gendron

Right bottom: Have a muddy good time at the Jericho ATV Festival in the fall.

This is an excellent way to welcome the new season. Learn more at As spring just starts to turn into summer, head to beautiful little Peterborough (seriously, it’s just oozing quintessential New England charm – so much so it was the basis for Thorton Wilder’s play “Our Town.”) for The Thing in Spring and *broke: The Affordable Arts Fair. From June 6 to 10, enjoy an

eclectic lineup of music, theatre, yard sales, art exhibits, food and more. See for a complete schedule. Are you sensing a food theme here? A fitting finale is ChocolateFest, held in mid March in Grantham. This elegant evening is your chance to enjoy chocolate and wine (yes, they go together — trust us) along with hors d’oeuvres. See lakesunapeere- for details. This is a small sample of events. Visit for music, theater, festivals, fairs, community events, gallery openings, benefits and so much more happening all year long in every corner of the state. For more detailed event information, visit thingstodo.

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by Melanie Hitchcock, editor of Parenting New Hampshire Magazine

A Statewide Playground


rom the mountains to the ocean, and everywhere in between, New Hampshire is home to numerous familyfriendly attractions, museums, parks and educational centers where the focus is on fun. You won’t run out of things to do or places to go, no matter the season. Below are ParentingNH’s picks for places to go for family fun and our hidden gems, places you may not have heard about even if you are a longtime resident.



Hidden gem: The Seacoast Science Center, located in Odiorne State Park in Rye, is far from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and offers some of the best ocean views. The focus of the marine education organization is on teaching folks of all ages about why it is crucial to keep the ocean clean. Programs and exhibits are offered year-round. Visit for program information.

Merrimack Valley » Canobie Lake Park: Canobie Lake Park in Salem has been

keeping families entertained for generations. The park, which opens in May, offers rides, including the newest roller coaster UNTAMED, water rides and shows and games for all ages and abilities. In late September, the park embraces its spooky and ghoulish side when Screemfest opens.


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Hidden gem: The Robert Frost Farm in Derry, a National Historic Landmark, was home to the venerable poet and his family from 1900-1911. Tours, displays, a trail and poetry readings are all available. A great place if you are looking for less adventure and more leisure. Programs are offered to the public at no charge.

Monadnock » Monadnock State Park: Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey offers year-round recreational activities including hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It’s also a

Robert Frost Farm photo by Wendy Wood

Water Country: Water Country in Portsmouth is New England’s largest water park and one of the best places to cool off during the summer. The park features 26 acres of attractions for all ages, including several for smaller children. While your kids are riding on the water slides, you can grab a raft and relax in the whirlpool. Water Country is open June through early September. More information and a calendar can be found at

great spot for a picnic if you want to put your feet up for a while and let the kids do the hiking. Hidden gem: The Cheshire Children’s Museum in Keene keeps kids busy with several exhibits and programs. The museum focuses on educating about the community and highlights places in the Monadnock region. Visit for the daily calendar and more information.

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Mount Sunapee in Newbury boasts numerous ways to have an outdoor adventure and gets your adrenaline flowing. Soar above the trees on a zipline or stay closer to the ground and play 18-hole championship disc golf, among other activities. Open May through October. Hidden gem: If you are interested in Native American history and culture, then plan a visit to Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner this summer. The museum hosts special events and programs May through October, including the annual Powwow held in July.

Lakes » Weirs Beach: While there are things to do

Great North Woods » Pittsburg: One of the northernmost towns in the state boasts

a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, which includes fishing, hiking and biking. Pittsburg is also known for its miles of ATV and snowmobile trails. It’s not uncommon to see wildlife such as deer and moose while you ride in the deep snow or take on the muddy trails. Plus food, fuel and lodging are available along the way. Hidden gem: Beaver Brook Falls Wayside in Colebrook is a 7-acre spot popular with hikers and picnickers. The park is always open, but staffing may be limited during certain times of the year. The falls are breathtaking any time of year; this state park is a popular spot for weddings and reunions because of the picturesque surroundings.

Beaver Brook Falls in Colebrook

all year round, The Weirs really comes to life during the summer with several attractions for families, a boardwalk, places to eat and, of course, the beach. Motorcycle Week is only one of many annual events on the calendar. And be sure to hit Funspot in Laconia, which is a little more than a mile from Weirs Beach. Billed as the world’s largest arcade, it’s home to many classic arcade games and a museum. Hidden gem: The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro teaches visitors of all ages about boating history and boating life in the Granite State. In addition to exhibits and programs, you can sign up for a family, youth or adult boat-building workshop. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

White Mountains » Conway Scenic Railroad: Hop aboard a train and have an au-

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thentic railroad experience. Journey on historic rail routes, try out a dining excursion on the rails or take an unforgettable scenic trip through Crawford Notch. The season opens in April, with special events through December including Santa’s Holiday Express and Railfans’ Weekend. For a complete schedule, visit conwayscenic. com. Hidden gem: Get outside and experience natural beauty that started forming millions of years ago at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock. Explore the gorge at night during a guided lantern tour or take your kids for a hands-on learning adventure. Open May through October. Destination NH | 2018


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Arts and Culture Snapshot

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hen thinking about New Hampshire, you’re forgiven if farmland and mountains come to mind rather than provocative plays and gallery openings. Yes, our forests, lakes, oceans, mountains and other sites of natural beauty are some of the big perks to calling the Granite State home. But if you’re ready to trade your muddy hiking boots for dress shoes (or just regular sneakers), then you’re in luck — a vibrant arts scene awaits discovery. New Hampshire has a history of inspiring great artists, such as the mid-19th century painters of the White Mountain School and writer, naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Today, New Hampshire continues to draw and showcase talent from New Hampshire and beyond. Though you’ll find artists and galleries all over the state, a great place to start is at McGowan Fine Art in Concord. This contemporary gallery has been a home to local and New England artists — in a variety of mediums — since 1980. For those on the Seacoast, Nahcotta in Portsmouth has become a mainstay since its opening in 2000. Returning to the White Mountains, 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in Bethlehem is part gallery, part entertainment space and part studio housed in an 1877 church. For 50 years, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College has hosted work by local and international artists, and provided a gathering place for students, artists, educators and patrons. In Manchester, two newcomers to the city (which is already home to the renowned Currier Museum of Art) are already doing big things. Kelley Stelling Contemporary gallery is located on Elm Street and Jupiter Hall on Hanover Street is an intriguing multipurpose venue. Perhaps it’s something in the water (or granite) that makes New Hampshire a continuous source of artistic inspiration. In the western corner of the state is the charming town of Peterborough, itself inspiration for the Thornton Wilder play “Our Town” (which, by the way, you can occasionally catch at the historic Peterborough Players, founded in 1933). Here, tucked into the woods, is the renowned MacDowell Colony, a retreat for artists of all types. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest such retreat in the country. Over the years it has supported composers, authors, painters, filmmakers, poets and more from

Willa Cather to Michael Chabon. Each year in August on Medal Day, the public is welcome (with free admission) to explore the grounds. You can also attend the ceremony where the Edward MacDowell Medal is awarded to “an artist of enduring vision and creativity.” Five poets from New Hampshire served as US Poets Laureate, including iconic New England poet Robert Frost. The RobCurrier Museum of Art in Manchester

ert Frost farm in Derry still stands, and its grounds are open to the public. Take a tour, listen to a reading or simply walk along the trails through the landscape that inspired his writing. In fact, Frost attributed many of his poems to his years spent at this two-story white clapboard farmhouse. The Granite State’s poetic tradition continues with the help of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, which hosts an annual poetry fest in September at Manchester’s New Hampshire Institute of Art. It’s also a great resource for other poetry events happening around the state. Continuing in the vein of the written word, New Hampshire also claims a number of famous authors: John Irving,

J.D. Salinger, Grace Metalious and Jodi Picoult are among them. Aspiring authors will want to hook up with the NH Writer’s Project, which organizes meet-ups, workshops, readings, book clubs, conferences, socials and much more. If you want to find a literary event or like-minded folks, then check out this excellent local organization. Lest you think it’s all painters and wordsmiths, New Hampshire is no stranger to the performing arts. The historic Peterborough Players were mentioned earlier, but there are two other places to soak up a unique mix of small-town New Hampshire charm, history and great performances. Along with the Players, the New London Barn Playhouse and the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth represent three of the oldest — and most respected — summer theaters in the country. All three opened back in the 1930s, and each is home to excellent companies and cherished traditions. If you want more history with your plays, musicals, concerts, film screenings or comedy shows, nearly each region of the state has a beautiful, fully restored historic venue. Among them are the two Colonial Theatres, one in Keene and one in Bethlehem, The Music Hall in Portsmouth, The Palace Theatre in Manchester and The Rochester Opera House in Rochester. Music of all genres is in no shortage, but New Hampshire happens to have an abundance of ways to enjoy classical music. With the New Hampshire Philharmonic, Symphony NH, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, you’re able to enjoy a huge range of performances around the state. One of the summer festival season’s crown jewels is the New Hampshire Music Festival, which aims to make classical music accessible to all with a month of concerts. Fans of the blues should follow the Granite State Blues Society for the lowdown on concerts and festivals, and jazz lovers will want to catch a show at Pittman’s Freight Room in Laconia or the Purple Pit Coffee Lounge in Bristol. Finally, one of the state’s hidden gems mixes nature, history, art and music together at one gorgeous estate. The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish is the former home of one of America’s premier artists, sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Spend a summer day strolling the incredible grounds and galleries that are peppered with over 100 of his artworks. We could go on, but consider this an excellent starting point to understand our cultural roots and vibrant present. Destination NH | 2018


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Finding Global Food


round the Granite State, you can find inventive, delicious dishes from all corners of the globe — if you know where to look. In 10-seater Nepali restaurants tucked into grocery stores and vibrant downtown eateries serving photo-ready Korean eggs Benedict, New Hampshire’s restaurateurs in every region are rising to the challenge of cooking for a globalized palette. When you’re ready to taste the increasingly diverse cuisine of our increasingly diverse state, put down the kung pao chicken and follow us to the eateries bringing the flavors of the world to the 603.

The missus wants arepas. Mr. Right wants shawarma. The kids want California rolls. Who says you have to choose? These three eateries around the state offer fusion cuisines and menus with a little taste of all corners of the globe.


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All ends of the Spanish-speaking world are represented in the restaurant’s small and large plates, from classic Spanish tapas like croquetas to Venezuelan-style arepas (try the brisket-andpepper-sauce pelúa) to inventive global specialties like the Peruvian stir-fry lomo saltado. 288 Main St., Marlborough (603) 876-5012

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With its devoted hipster following and easy-to-follow menu, the most popular fusion restaurant in the state may be this Portsmouth hotspot. More than a dozen countries across four continents are represented in their menu, and — do you hear the angels singing yet? — the place has brunch. Hit them up on a Sunday morning for Irish fry-ups and breakfast burritos alongside Korean fried chicken and South American hangover snack yucca fries. Also check out the new Street’Za (at the same location), serving pizza with an international twist.

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801 Islington St., Portsmouth (603) 436-0860;

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The New Asia

There are few things more quintessential to American cuisine than Asian takeout. With General Tso on speed dial and tandoori chicken as likely to arrive on the table as chicken soup, the average New Hampshirite is ready to graduate to other corners of Asia — and Granite State eateries offer all kinds of opportunities to branch out. Here are the restaurants to try for Asian flavors beyond China, India and Japan. Korean: Shira Kiku

Nashua’s Shira Kiku offers the lengthy sushi menu and miso soups of a Japanese restaurant, but they’re hiding a secret: a selection of authentic Korean dishes. Try specialties like Korean barbecue, bulgogi and the pièce de résistance: four varieties of bibimbap served in traditional superheated stone pots. 13 Broad St., Nashua (603) 882-8644;

Thai: Chang Thai Café

Gypsy Café » Lincoln

This eclectic Lincoln eatery has long been a favorite of diners looking for a tour of the world in the North Country. Though their dishes aren’t always faithful to their countries of origin (Indonesian peanut sauce on a Black Angus burger, anyone?), their inventive creations represent a diverse swath of ethnic traditions. Try the Berberespiced steak for a taste of Ethiopia, the Moroccan-inspired shrimp with couscous and tzatziki, or the pumpkin pasta for a glimpse of a cuisine you won’t find anywhere else in the state: Navajo. 117 Main St., Lincoln (603) 745-4395

Thai cuisine is approaching Chinese in its ubiquity these days, but it still offers some fun surprises — like the straight-out-ofBangkok café hidden away on Littleton’s Main Street. Chefowner Emshika Alberini grew up in Thailand, and her menu uses local ingredients to create classic Thai flavors. Don’t miss the non-entrée items. How about an imported Thai beer and dessert sticky rice with that green curry? 7 Main St., Littleton (603) 444-8810;

Vietnamese: Saigon & Tokyo

Pho isn’t just fun to pronounce (rhymes with “huh?”); it’s also delicious. The state’s finest example of this Vietnamese noodle soup is found at Dover’s humble Saigon & Tokyo. Try it and other tastes of the city formerly known as Saigon alongside Japanese dishes and other Asian treats like bubble tea. 892 Central Ave., Dover (603) 750-4127

The team behind this Portsmouth eatery brought Himalayanstyle cuisine to Hanover’s Base Camp Café and Manchester’s Café Momo before moving into the Seacoast market last year. Move beyond the well-known momo dumpling to explore the spicier sides of Nepali cuisine, such as the vegan sweet potato chhoila and wild boar ribs chili. 10 Market St., Portsmouth (603) 294-0107,


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Nepali: Durbar Square

Three towns, tons of options There’s great ethnic cuisine to be found all over the state if you look carefully, but three places rise above the rest with their sheer volume of international eateries. One is the state capital and a hotbed of immigration, another is an Ivy League college town with one of the most diverse populaces in the whole state, and the final city has just about every option you could want.

Hanover and Lebanon Phnom Penh Sandwich Station

The newest brick-and-mortar addition to the Dartmoutharea dining scene isn’t exactly new. The team behind Phnom Penh has wowed on the farmers market scene since 2015, and the restaurant space they debuted in November is poised to be just as hot. Try their beloved banh mi and pho, or branch out with other goodies, such as the lemongrass beef appetizer or the Khmer crispy coconut cookies for dessert. 1 High St., Lebanon (603) 678-8179

Base Camp Café

A few blocks from the center of campus, this restaurant serves up perennially crowdpleasing Nepali fare. Plenty of Himalayan classics appear on the menu (mix-and-match momo plates run as little as $8), but we’d recommend going vegan for the night. Large swaths of the menu here are meat-product-free, so chow down on some jackfruit tarkari and gundruk soup for a glimpse at how the vegan half lives. 3 Lebanon St., Hanover (603) 643-2007

Also try ... Yama

Word on the street counts this eatery as a favorite among Dartmouth’s Asian international students, so you know they’re doing something right. Yama boasts an impressive menu of both Korean and Japanese fare (including a lengthy sushi list), and, at lunchtime, it’s an absolute steal. Stop by for a midday combo including miso soup, salad, rice and an entrée like bulgogi or shrimp teriyaki for under $10.96 Main St., West Lebanon (603) 298-5477

Candela Tapas Lounge: Small

plates faithful to the Spanish tradition plus varied Caribbean and European extras, with an impressive Iberia-heavy wine list. Jewel of India: North Indian restaurant serving the Upper Valley since 1992 (and they deliver!).

Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine: Family-run

Thai joint whose extensive menu comes with a one- to three-pepper guide to how spicy dishes are.

Sushi Ya: Page after page of Japanese and Korean specialties, including impressive selections of nigiri and makimono sushi.

Small Town Surprises Asian Delight, Franklin

To the benefit of us all, exotic treats aren’t just found in New Hampshire’s larger cities and college towns. Exciting international cuisines can be found in all sorts of small towns and unexpected places — if you know where to look.

The 8,000 people of Franklin are hiding a secret: They may just have the best Thai in the state. This eat-in and delivery spot long predates the days of Yelp and TripAdvisor, but it’s still managed near-five-star ratings on both. Franklinites and visitors from around the state and the country rave about the fresh veggie rolls, curries and pad thai, so stop by to see what all the (much-deserved) fuss is about. 330 Central St., Franklin (603) 934-9700; Facebook

Sunshine Cook Shop, Claremont

This restaurant brings the islands to the Granite State. Jamaican traditions are the focus here, from oxtail to fried plantains. Whatever you do, don’t miss the jerk chicken wings: KFC may claim the honorific “finger-lickin’ good,” but these babies actually earn it. 145 Pleasant St., Claremont (603) 543-0003; Facebook

My Sister’s Kitchen, Milford

It’s not every day that you stumble upon a Russian restaurant in small-town New England. This hole-in-the-wall is a longtime favorite of those in the know, and its hearty breakfast and lunch dishes will have you pining for Mother Russia no matter where in the world you’re from. Try anything stuffed or wrapped, from the crêpe-like blinis (offered in sweet and savory iterations) to stuffed cabbage leaves to good old-fashioned pierogies. 286 Elm St., Milford (603) 672-7202; Facebook Destination NH | 2018




Find authentic gyros at the Gyro Spot in Manchester and Dover.

Katmandu Bazaar

133 Loudon Rd. #1, Concord (603) 856-7006;

Wow Fried Chicken

Manchester Noodle Bar

Hopping on the oh-so-hot ramen bowl trend is the new Noodle Bar. Start off with dumplings or pork belly bao, then move on to one of the many noodle options, including pork, chicken, shrimp and all the levels of spice you can take. 36 Lowell St., (603) 232-7059; Facebook

The Gyro Spot

The owner of this local favorite makes gyros exactly how he remembers from trips to visit his family in Greece. He’ll never spill the ingredients in the signature G-Sauce, which gives the pork, chicken and lamb gyros a nice zing and touch of heat. A new location just opened in downtown Dover. 1073 Elm St., (603) 218-3869;

Consuelo’s Taqueria

This charming family-owned restaurant will make you feel right at home. A nice range of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas are always on the menu, but keep your eyes out for the sought-after fish taco special. 36 Amherst St., (603) 622-1134

Also try ... Taj India: Find authentic Indian

dishes served in a lovely restaurant right downtown.

Kathmandu Spice: Check out the

lunch buffet to try a little something of everything.

Café Momo: As the name

suggests, you cannot go wrong ordering one of their many varieties of authentic momos.

Asian Kabab & Grill: A fusion of Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Mangia: Locals will try to keep this charming, tiny BYOB Italian spot a secret, but we’re going to let it out of the bag.

Another treasure in disguise, this newly opened spot hides Middle Eastern halal delicacies behind the façade of a fried chicken restaurant. Word to the wise: The less Colonel Sanders-y section of the menu — i.e., the dishes made from that mouthwatering doner kebab spit in the kitchen — is labeled “Wow Specialties.” If the kids aren’t adventurous enough for stuffed cabbage leaves, no worries: Iraqi chef-owner Maher Abbas makes some darn good fried chicken too. 7 Depot St., Concord (603) 856-8036; Facebook

Go Food Basket

Part Korean restaurant and part convenience store, this spot offers bibimbap, bulgogi and a Korean sushi known as gimbap alongside American lunch favorites and grocery items including house-made kimchi. Pick a sunny day and take your bibimbaps, Philly cheesesteaks and Korean sodas down the street for a multicultural picnic in White Park. 72 Washington St., Concord (603) 225-2242;

Also try ... Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano: Homey basement spot that may just be the best Italian restaurant in the state.


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From the outside, this spot — if you notice it at all — looks like a standard international grocery. But behind the shelves of Asian and African pantry goods, there’s a teensy restaurant space churning out hyperauthentic Nepali food. Grab one of the dozen or so seats to eat in among one of the state’s most diverse restaurant clienteles, or order a to-go sack. In either case, don’t miss appetizers like spicy aloo dum and steamed tingmo buns at almost criminally low prices.

photo by Susan Laughlin

Like This? Try That. With the number of international cuisines that have made their way to America’s menus in the past few years, it can be a little daunting to choose which fare to taste-test next. You know your basics, but where do you begin when confronted with the global foods beyond tacos and farfalle? With baby steps. Find your favorite cuisine below, and we’ll provide you with suggestions of what to try next.

Bavaria German Restaurant

If you like Italian, try …

If you like Mexican, try …

If you like Greek, try …

Bavaria German Restaurant

Rincon Colombiano

Matbah Mediterranean Cuisine

1461 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett (603) 836-5280;

34 ½ Canal St., Nashua (603) 595-1670

866 Elm St., Manchester (603) 232-4066;

The pastas and antipasto platters of Italian cooking are comfort-food bread and butter. Expand your horizons for feel-good eats with the satisfying wares of a colder part of Europe. This Hooksett spot serves up authentic Bavarian food, and their menu — with sausages, pretzels, and yes, even schnitzel with noodles — is hearty and delicious enough to weather any winter storm or food snob’s critique. Forget spaghetti; the noodle you need is spätzle.

Graduate from burritos to more exotic Latin American fare with this Nashua eatery. The teensy spot churns out superauthentic Colombian cuisine with a meat-and-potatoes-style formula of marinated meats paired with such sides as fried plantains or rice and beans. White-tablecloth dining this is not, but the comically low prices — not to mention the mind-blowingly good empanadas — make this place a can’t-miss.

Venture farther across the Mediterranean Sea with this Turkish and Middle Eastern Queen City eatery. Owner Omar Yasin arrived in the US just 10 months ago, and his menu focuses on the Ottoman-Turkish cooking traditions of his homeland. Come at lunch for belly-warming soups and snacks like falafel and zucchini fritters, or sample from the long list of kebabs, adana wraps and small plates for a full-on Mediterranean feast.

For more information Go to: page 69 for additional restaurant listings. A Newcomer’s Guide from the Experts at Destination NH | 2018


by Erica Thoits, managing editor at New Hampshire Magazine

Granite State Brews


A welcome retreat, Thowback Brewery is housed within the historic Hobbs Farm located in North Hampton.


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hat better way to get to know your new home than over a cold beer? Visiting some of the state’s 70 small breweries (and counting) is a fun and tasty way to learn about the people and communities that make New Hampshire unique. Each October New Hampshire Magazine publishes its ever-popular beer issue — here are some of the essential breweries you shouldn’t miss.

Beginning of the Boom »

Our tiny Seacoast Region was where craft beer really began to take off, and is currently home to over a dozen breweries offering an impressive range of styles. For something new, try Earth Eagle Brewings, which is tucked behind A&G Homebrew Supply on Portsmouth’s quiet High Street. Co-owners Alex McDonald and Butch Heilshorn brew plenty of beer you’ll recognize at this funky gastropub, but they also produce their signature gruits. Pronounced groot, as in Marvel’s loveable sentient tree, it’s an ancient style of brewing that uses herbs and spices instead of hops (though hops aren’t always off the table). As if beer made right onsite isn’t local enough, Heilshorn’s wife Jenna, who runs an apothecary shop, regularly forages for the plants, herbs, fruits and other ingredients that go into the many different gruit combinations. Respect for the past and for boundary-pushing beer continues down the road at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton. Housed in the gorgeously renovated historic Hobbs farm, co-owners Nicole Carrier and Annette Lee have created a welcoming space both inside and out. The large patio and open grassy fields are the perfect place to spend a sunny day, where you can enjoy a cold beer and creative, locally sourced bites from the gastropub menu. Local ingredients extend to the beer, including hops and malt. Many, if not most, of the beers are designed to take advantage of ingredients that grow in New England, though occasionally something like a jalapeño (yes, really) finds its way into a brew. You can’t go wrong with something like Hank’s Pal Ale or the Hog Happy Hefeweizen, but you’ll definitely want to try whatever experimental brew that’s currently available.

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There are a number of breweries and brewpubs scattered around the large Lakes Region, many of them capturing a relaxed rustic charm. It can be tough to get a table at Tilton’s new Kettlehead Brewing Company, but once you do, you’ll be glad you waited. Do not pass up the Hog Wings, which are really pork shanks with a local mustard glaze. The menu also includes large plates such as burgers, Korean BBQ pulled pork, pizzas and more. For those into IPAs, there are several versions here, including the West Coast-style Forester Pass, the flagship Agent (with flavors of grapefruit), Moon River double IPA, the Shuttlebus rye IPA and others. Burnt Timber Brewing in Wolfeboro is a small tavern — there are just 24 seats — but it’s a great place to gather with a few friends for local food and beer. The beers change from time to time, but do try either the Farm Chores (a saison with local honey) or the Busty (farmhouse ale fermented on peaches and apricots) if they’re on. The Ridgeline IPA is New England-style and at 5.7 percent, has a somewhat lower ABV than you might expect. The food is sourced from local farms and businesses when possible, and includes interesting options such as the pork bahn mi or venison sausage.

Able Ebenezer Brewery in Merrimack.

The Second Wave »

For a time, some of the state’s largest cities — Concord, Manchester and Nashua — and the surrounding towns lacked local beer. In the last few years though, this part of the state is seeing the kind of growth once only found on the coast. In Merrimack, situated about halfway between Manchester and Nashua, is the veteran-owned Able Ebenezer Brewing. In a nod to local military history, the brewery is named for Ebenezer Mudgett of New Hampshire’s Pine Tree Riot, a precursor to — and perhaps inspiration for — the much more famous Boston Tea Party. The beer that put the brewery on the map is Burn the Ships, a smoked IPA that drinks far more smoothly than you’d expect. Burn the ships, by the way, refers to the military tactic of literally burning one’s ships, leaving soldiers no option but to forge on and prevail. The tasting room is a fun, lively community hangout that hosts music on Mondays, trivia on Tuesdays and cornhole and other games outside when the weather is warm. These days you’ll often see some of 603 Brewery’s flagship brews on store shelves, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on limited releases, seasonal and barrel-aged brews

you can usually only get at the Londonderry tasting room. If you find a beer you love, 603 is one of the few places where you can order a full pint. All the better to wash down their addictive spicy cheddar popcorn. The beers here are a tour of New Hampshire landmarks, icons and traditions. The 18 Mile Rye is named for the length of our coast; the White Peaks IPA takes its name from our White Mountains; the Winni Amber is a shortened form of Lake Winnipesaukee; the spring seasonal is called Ice Out and on and on it goes. By the time you make your way through the list, you’ll be an expert in all things New Hampshire. Fans of music, puns and interesting beer will love Lithermans Limited. Each beer name is a play on a song or band, and when you stop in at the newly expanded tasting room in Concord, you can listen to the tunes that inspire the brews. You can also order pints in addition to flights, and the menu has some light bites to keep the munchies at bay. The popular Misguided Angel, a New England IPA, is appearing on more and more shelves and restaurant beer lists, but you’ll often find things on tap in the tasting room you can’t get anywhere else — sometimes for just one day. Definitely keep your eye on Facebook for special release announcements.

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Granite State Brews Marlaina Renton and Ian Dowling owners of Rek’•lis Brewing Company located in Bethlehem

To the West »

Schilling Beer Company, located in a restored 1797 gristmill in Littleton, offers river-view outside dining.

The Wonderful Whites »

Holding down the fort in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region is longtime local favorite Flying Goose Brewpub & Grille in New London. They offer up to 17 of their beers on tap plus their own root beer and hard cider, which you can enjoy while taking in the views of Mt. Kearsarge. Keeping it local and sustainable is important here, meaning they use local ingredients, harvest their own hops outside the dining room and heat the brewery’s water with solar power. Granite State native Rik Marley keeps the beer interesting, crafting everything from ales and lagers to sours and barrel-aged brews. The western corner of our state — the Monadnock Region — isn’t exactly bursting with local beer just yet, but it does seem to finally be catching on. Branch and Blade Brewing recently opened in Keene, joining one of the state’s original brewpubs, Elm City Restaurant & Brewing. Branch and Blade is the place to go to try something new, as the mission here is to get creative. Find sours, imperial IPAs, New England-style IPAs, stouts and more. Keep your eye out for Post & Beam Brewing, an ambitious project in downtown Peterborough. The owners are currently renovating the historic GAR hall, which involved considerable construction.

The White Mountains Region has some excellent breweries, many of which were established long before the current craft beer surge. Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery, Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery and Tuckerman Brewing Company have long served great local beer to the après-ski crowd, thirsty hikers or those just looking for quality beer, food and the great outdoors. Schilling Beer Company is a family-owned brewpub Earth Brewings that’s located in a beautifully restored 1797 gristmill in Guide from A Newcomer’s the Eagle Experts at 165 High St., Portsmouth • (603) 502-2244, up-and-coming Littleton. Actually, Littleton might already Throwback Brewery be here — it’s a vibrant hub of art, food and love for the 7 Hobbs Rd., N. Hampton • (603) 379-2317, outdoors that’s starting to catch the rest of the state’s Able Ebenezer Brewing Company attention. The European-inspired beers might be tough for 31 Columbia Circle, Merrimack • (844) 223-2253, some to pronounce, but they’re all worth a few sound-it603 Brewery out attempts. Order one of the delicious rustic Neopolitan12 Liberty Dr., #7, Londonderry • (603) 630-7745, style pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven to make the Lithermans Limited Brewery A Newcomer’s the Experts experience complete. The new expansion located right Guide from 126 Hall St., UnitatB, Concord • (603) 818-9102, next door will open in 2018, and it includes a tasting room, Kettlehead Brewing Company store and deck overlooking the Ammonoosuc River. 407 W Main St., Tilton • (603) 286-8100, Rek’•lis Brewing Company in Bethlehm is a quintesBurnt Timber Brewing 96 Lehner St., Wolfeboro • (603) 630-3605, sential small-town brewery that recently expanded into a brewpub. In pre-Prohibition days, nearly every town Schilling Beer Company 18 Mill St., Littleton • (603) 444-4800, had its own brewery. Marlaina Renton and Ian Dowling of Rek’•lis Brewing Company Rek’•lis have recaptured that sense of place and commu2085 St., Bethlehem • (603) 370-1932, A Newcomer’s theMain Experts at nity, though of course all are welcome to visit. The wallsGuide from Flying Goose Brewpub & Grille feature local artists, and events range from live music to 40 Andover Rd., New London • (603) 526-6899, $10 pizza and pint nights. The brewery might be small, Branch and Blade Brewing but the beers are big and flavorful. From smoked porters 17 Bradco St., Keene • (603) 354-3478, and IPAs to pale ales and stouts, there’s something for Elm City Brewing Company every beer lover. 222 West St., #46, Keene • (603) 355-3335,


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Find your way




NH Tool Kit


If you’re new to the state, then it’s good to rely upon the experience of others. The following pages contain a wealth of trusted resources, from doctors to lawyers and restaurants to state parks.

A Newcomer’s Guide from the Expert

Moving to a different state can be overwhelming, especially if you’re also new to the region as a whole. Getting a handle on the culture as well as the geography is no small task. While we can’t instantly download all of our Yankee lingo into your repertoire, we can point you in the direction of some respected service providers. The following lists can help guide you toward finding a new doctor, dentist, lawyer or assisted living facility. Learning the lay of the land is about more than filling needs — it’s about knowing where to find fun too! The curated restaurant guide, arts and culture venues list and the list

A Newcomer’s Guide from the Expert

of our wonderful state parks are excellent starting points. Let

these be a jumping-off point for exploring your new home. Finally, chambers of commerce

are indispensable resources. We include a number of them to help introduce you to the state’s many vibrant business communities.

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his list is excerpted from the 2017 USA topDentists™ list, a database that includes listings of more than 270 dentists and specialists in New Hampshire. The list is based

on thousands of detailed evaluations of dental professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at For more information, call (706) 364-0853; write PO Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; e-mail or visit their website at


Top Vote-getter Douglas H. Moll New Hampshire Endodontics, 6 Loudon Road, Suite 6 Concord, (603) 224-5553 Aneesa L. Al-Khalidi Granite State Endodontics 505 West Hollis Street, Suite 104 Nashua, (603) 883-3636 LeeAnn M. Cote New Hampshire Endodontics 6 Loudon Road, Suite 6 Concord, (603) 224-5553 John W. Diune Southern New Hampshire Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry 305 Main Street Nashua, (603) 881-8282 Rachel L. Forbes Seacoast Endodontic Associates 150 Griffin Road, Suite 4 Portsmouth, (603) 431-5542 Elliot R. Goldberg 169 Kinsley Street Nashua, (603) 880-7400 Eric L. Gotlieb Exeter Endodontics 18 Hampton Road Building B, Unit 9 Exeter, (603) 775-7775 Douglas J. Katz Katz Endodontics 1310 Hooksett Road Hooksett, (603) 628-2891 Mehrbod Kharazi Hudson Endodontics 182 Central Street Hudson, (603) 882-5455 Hongsheng Liu New England Endodontic Solutions 77 Gilcreast Road Suite 2000 Londonderry, (603) 425-2307 Howard J. Ludington 288 Lafayette Road Portsmouth, (603) 436-6400 Michael J. Marshall Southern New Hampshire Endodontics


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765 South Main Street, Suite 301 Manchester, (603) 624-9786

30 Pinkerton Street Derry, (603) 432-5039

Rachel McKee Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900

Andrew C. Albee Suncook Dental 119 Pembroke Street Pembroke, (603) 485-2273

Michael R. Pauk DiBona Dental Group 19 Hampton Road Exeter, (603) 772-4352 Michael Russo Central New England Endodontics & Implantology 55 Court Street Keene, (603) 357-1576 Philip C. Shiere Seacoast Endodontic Associates 150 Griffin Road, Suite 4 Portsmouth, (603) 431-5542 Marilyn Steinert Lyons New England Endodontic Solutions 77 Gilcreast Road Suite 2000 Londonderry, (603) 425-2307 Charles J. Thomas II New Hampshire Endodontics 6 Loudon Road, Suite 6 Concord, (603) 224-5553 Peter D. Tziros Tziros Endodontics 1650 Elm Street Suite 403 Manchester, (603) 668-3636 Matthew B. Walsh New Hampshire Endodontics 6 Loudon Road, Suite 6 Concord, (603) 224-5553

General Dentistry Top Vote-getter

James P. DeLeo IV Chestnut Family Dental 745 Chestnut Street Manchester, (603) 622-7173 Slava Abdelrehim Greenwood Dental 112 Spit Brook Road Suite C, Nashua, (603) 809-4541 John J. Ahern Ahern, Nichols, Ahern, Hersey & Butterfield Family Dentistry

Charles E. Albee Suncook Dental 119 Pembroke Street Pembroke, (603) 485-2273 Janet Allaire Allaire & Greer 85 Merrimac Street Portsmouth, (603) 436-6922 Michael Ambra Alliance for Dental Care 40 Winter Street Suite 201 Rochester, (603) 332-7300 Shannon N. Arndt 280 Pleasant Street Suite 4 Concord, (603) 228-4456 Leonard Attisano 700 Lake Avenue Suite 12 Manchester, (603) 668-0227 Jonas T. Aviza 1 Pillsbury Street Suite 203-A Concord, (603) 226-2995 Silvio Balzano Dover Dental Associates 2 Ridge Street Dover, (603) 743-3500 Charles C. Banister 1 Birch Street Derry, (603) 432-3335 Steven R. Bengtson Freese & Bengtson Family Dentistry 16 Wall Street Concord, (603) 228-3384 Christopher Benton Benton Family Dental 157 Portsmouth Avenue, Suite 4 Stratham, (603) 772-3264 Brenda D. Berkal 4 Birch Street Derry, (603) 434-4090 William A. Bilodeau 76 Northeastern Blvd. Suite 27-A Nashua, (603) 881-4022

Christopher T. Binder Generations Dental Care 9 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 3 Concord, (603) 225-6331 Derek R. Blackwelder Winnisquam Dental 944 Laconia Road Winnisquam, (603) 528-1212 Kristine E. Blackwelder Winnisquam Dental 944 Laconia Road Winnisquam, (603) 528-1212 David A. Bloom New England Dental Arts 1 Manor Parkway Salem, (603) 893-6120 Scott F. Bobbitt 76 Allds Street, Suite 6 Nashua, (603) 882-3001 David A. Bogacz White Park Dental 102 Pleasant Street, Suite 3 Concord, (603) 225-4143 Richard C. Bolduc Auburn Family Dentistry 7 Raymond Road Auburn, (603) 483-8123 Darren Boles Dental Expressions 36 Endicott Street East Laconia, (603) 366-4400 Thomas Borbotsina 179 Lowell Street, Suite 2 Manchester, (603) 625-5781 Carl M. Boscketti Exeter Family Dental Care 193 High Street Exeter, (603) 772-3351 Leslie A. Bouvier 394 High Street Somersworth, (603) 692-1112 Paul R. Brand Brand & Sawicki 13 Town West Road Plymouth, (603) 536-4900 Harjeet S. Brar Fisichelli, Beach & Brar Family Dentistry 33 Broad Street Nashua, (603) 889-0601

Ron Brenner New Boston Dental Care 52 High Street New Boston, (603) 487-2106 Evelyn M. Bryan 765 South Main Street Suite 202 Manchester, (603) 622-0279 Richard A. Calvin Calvin Dental Associates 25 Buttrick Road Suite A-2 Londonderry, (603) 434-2700 Joseph Cariello Dovetail Dental Associates 282 Route 101 Amherst, (603) 673-6526

Mukunda Dogiparthi Sterling Smiles 76 Northeastern Boulevard, Suite 29-B Nashua, (603) 459-8127 Ernani S. Domingo Bay Street Family Dental 33 Bay Street Manchester, (603) 624-1342 Richard T. Dumas Dover Dental Associates 2 Ridge Street Dover, (603) 743-3500 Debra M. Dunn Bedford Village Dental 4 Bell Hill Road Bedford, (603) 472-8381

Robert W. Christian Keystone Dental Arts 263 Route 108 Somersworth, (603) 692-9229

Audrey P. Elliott New Boston Dental Care 52 High Street New Boston, (603) 487-2106

Sylvia A. Christian Granite Family Dentistry 1558 Hooksett Road Suite 4 Hooksett, (603) 485-4855

Jeffrey N. Fasulo Fasulo & Lafontaine 60 Main Street, Suite 330 Nashua, (603) 886-2700

Stephen J. Clark Family-Focused Dentistry 102 Ponemah Road, Suite 2 Amherst, (603) 673-7950

George T. Felt Meredith Dental 9 Northview Drive Meredith, (603) 279-6959

Cara Coleman Coleman Family Dental Care 1 Overlook Drive Amherst, (603) 673-4102

Anne B. Filler 31 Lowell Road Windham, (603) 898-2072

Salvatore F. Colletta Nashua Smile Makers 76 Allds Street Nashua, (603) 882-3727 Bruce R. Courtney, Jr. 920 2nd Street Manchester, (603) 668-7494 Bruce A. Cronhardt Bow Family Dentistry 514 South Street Bow, (603) 224-3151 Paul Decker 35 South Park Street Hanover, (603) 643-5405 Soheila F. Degieux Penacook Family Dentistry 345 Village Street Penacook, (603) 753-6371 Melissa Dennison Highland Family Dental 166 Plaistow Road Unit G-1 Plaistow, (603) 382-6976 Michael R. Dion 24 Pinkerton Street Derry, (603) 434-0040

James Fishbein 2456 Lafayette Road Portsmouth, (603) 436-9908 Nick I. Fleury Circle Dental 178 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith, (603) 515-4060 David C. Frost 75 Clinton Street Concord, (603) 224-4061 William L. Gagnon Hudson Dental Associates 5 George Street Hudson, (603) 889-8499 Gordon F. Geick 50 Nashua Road Suite 104 Londonderry, (603) 432-2961 Kelly M. Ginnard 155 Dow Street, Suite 401 Manchester, (603) 296-2329 Whitney E. Goode Goodwin Community Health 311 Route 108 Somersworth, (603) 749-2346 Renee L. Goodspeed Alliance for Dental Care 40 Winter Street Suite 201 Rochester, (603) 332-7300

Timothy J. Goslee Great Bay Dental Care 48 North Main Street Newmarket, (603) 659-3341 Marc A. Greer Allaire & Greer 85 Merrimac Street Portsmouth, (603) 436-6922 Ralph Guercio Merrimack Dental Associates 382 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, (603) 424-6131 Salvatore Guerriero Nashua Smile Makers 76 Allds Street Nashua, (603) 882-3727 Kit R. Gurwell Perry Family Dental Care 372 West Street Keene, (603) 831-7057 William Guthrie Bedford Dental Care 207 Meetinghouse Road, Suite 3 Bedford, (603) 625-2193 Carol M. Haddad 313 Canal Street Manchester, (603) 627-6826 Paul E. Harvey, Jr. Harvey Dental Practice 610 Islington Street Portsmouth, (603) 436-7810 E. Thomas Hastings Hastings Dental Health 116 Monadnock Highway Swanzey, (603) 357-7707 Hubert W. Hawkins IV Dr. Hugh’s Dental 209 Cottage Street Suite 1 Littleton, (603) 444-4141 Matthew S. Heimbach Abenaki Dental Care 1 Hampton Road Suite 305 Exeter, (603) 583-4533 Andrea Herold Herold Family Dentistry 313 Islington Street Portsmouth, (603) 436-3718 Neil S. Hiltunen North Hampton Dental Group 2 Juniper Road North Hampton, (603) 964-6300 Michael J. Hochberg 31 Cross Street Nashua, (603) 879-9314 Joshua D. Howard JD Howard Dental 375 6th Street Dover, (603) 749-0636 Eugene S. Hulshult, Jr. 54 South Street Concord, (603) 228-0123 Tamatha L. Johnson Brentwood Dental Designs 1 Brickyard Square, Suite 5 Epping, (603) 679-3679 Ashleigh F. Jones Lakes Region Dental Care 25 Country Club Road Gilford, (603) 524-8250 B. Chandler Jones Lakes Region Dental Care 25 Country Club Road Gilford, (603) 524-8250 Donna L. Kalil Kalil & Kress Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 303 Amherst Street Nashua, (603) 880-7004 Kenneth J. Kalil Kalil Dental Associates 25 Indian Rock Road, Suite 1 Windham, (603) 434-0090 Robert S. Karelitz 400 Central Avenue Dover, (603) 749-6053 Melissa A. Kennell Children’s Dentistry 369 Hounsell Avenue, Suite 1 Gilford, (603) 527-2500 Puneet Kochhar Alliance for Dental Care 40 Winter Street Suite 201 Rochester, (603) 332-7300 Beth A. Kress Kalil & Kress Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 303 Amherst Street Nashua, (603) 880-7004 Heidi L. Kurland Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 Alan D. Lajoie 75 Gilcreast Road Suite 108 Londonderry, (603) 434-9329 Stephen L. Langlois Langlois Dental 765 South Main Street, Suite 102 Manchester, (603) 644-3368 Adam J. Lankford Bedford Dental Care 207 Meetinghouse Road Suite 3 Bedford, (603) 625-2193 Robert J. LaRocque 76 Northeastern Boulevard, Suite 35-A Nashua, (603) 883-6010 Matthew C. Leighton Family-Focused Dentistry 102 Ponemah Road, Suite 2 Amherst, (603) 673-7950 Destination NH | 2018




Samuel J. Lemeris 14 Hampton Road Exeter, (603) 778-9630 Henry E. Lemieux Preferred Family Dental 504 Riverway Place Building 5 Bedford, (603) 668-8644 Keith Levesque Levesque Family Dentistry 193 Kinsley Street Nashua, (603) 882-7578 Tara Levesque-Vogel Levesque Family Dentistry 193 Kinsley Street Nashua, (603) 882-7578 Rochelle H. Lindner Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 John L. Lombardi Lombardi & Lombardi Family Dentistry 77 Gilcreast Road Suite 1004 Londonderry, (603) 434-8800 Christine T. Lonegan Hudson Dental Associates 5 George Street Hudson, (603) 889-8499 Jody B. Low 89 Locust Street Dover, (603) 742-5805 John C. Machell 505 West Hollis Street Suite 202 Nashua, (603) 882-9881 Nikki-Jo Magnifico Bow Family Dentistry 514 South Street Bow, (603) 224-3151 Brian T. Maguire North Hampton Dental Group 2 Juniper Road North Hampton, (603) 964-6300 Robert M. Maguire, Jr. 376 North Main Street Wolfeboro, (603) 569-1140 John J. Maloney, Jr. 4 Lake Shore Drive Seabrook, (603) 474-9506 Nellita M. Manley Piscataqua Dental Partners 288 Lafayette Road Building A Portsmouth, (603) 431-4559 James B. Manning 410 Wentworth Road Brookfield, (603) 522-9900 Robert N. Marshall Aesthetic Dental Center 177 Pleasant Street Concord, (603) 224-1743


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Barry F. McArdle 118 Maplewood Avenue Suite B-7 Portsmouth, (603) 430-1010

Michael J. Paisner Paisner Dental Associates 78 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 5 Nashua, (603) 883-6546

James V. Savickas 704 Milford Road Route 101-A Merrimack, (603) 880-0712

Craig F. McBeth 650 Court Street Keene, (603) 357-1748

Jonathan C. Palazzo 1140 Somerville Street Manchester, (603) 624-4313

David J. Shane Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900

Jennifer A. McConathy 51 Webb Place, Suite 200 Dover, (603) 617-4492 Barton E. McGirl 30 High Street Hampton, (603) 758-6000 Daphnie Mercado Chestnut Family Dental 745 Chestnut Street Manchester, (603) 622-7173 Kimberly A. Meyer Meyer Family Dentistry 24 Rochester Road West Nottingham, (603) 942-8000 James M. Nash North Hampton Dental Group 2 Juniper Road North Hampton, (603) 964-6300 Julie J. Nash North Hampton Dental Group 2 Juniper Road North Hampton, (603) 964-6300 David A. Ness 8 Clark Way, Suite A Somersworth, (603) 692-2045 Jay A. Nesvold Atlantic Family Dental 278 Lafayette Road Building E Portsmouth, (603) 430-9009 Lindsey M. O’Connor Goffstown Dental Associates 40 South Mast Street Goffstown, (603) 497-3656 Daniela O’Neill O’Neill Dentistry 8 Stiles Road Salem, (603) 894-5494 Raymond Orzechowski, Jr. 280 Pleasant Street, Suite 4 Concord, (603) 228-4456 Joshua T. Osofsky Family Dental Care of Milford 154 Elm Street Milford, (603) 673-3332 Eliot L. Paisner Paisner Dental Associates 78 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 5 Nashua, (603) 883-6546

Paul Pasternack Granite Dental Group 8 Century Pines Drive Barrington, (603) 664-7850 Wilfred S. Pawlak 42 Portsmouth Avenue, Suite A Exeter, (603) 778-8101 Greg A. Perry Perry Family Dental Care 372 West Street Keene, (603) 831-7057 Stephan L. Peterson Peterson’s Family Dental 240 Locust Street Dover, (603) 742-6546 Ralph M. Phelan 104 Pleasant Street Concord, (603) 224-5421 Janice E. Pilon 35 South Park Street Hanover, (603) 643-5405 Charles Pipilas 280 Main Street Suite 311 Nashua, (603) 881-8280 Todd G. Pollack 6 Concord Street Nashua, (603) 882-8000 James R. Predmore Two Buck Road, Suite 4 Hanover, (603) 643-8300 Sree J. Raman Smiles by Design 222 River Road Manchester, (603) 669-6131 Nicholas C. Rizos 103 Riverway Place Building 1 Bedford, (603) 669-4384 James R. Rochefort 801 Central Avenue Suite 5 Dover, (603) 742-0711 Laurie A. Rosato 6 Loudon Road, Suite 2 Concord, (603) 228-9276 Christiane M. Rothwangl Rothwangl Dental Care 174 State Route 101, Suite 1 Bedford, (603) 472-5733 Richard Roy 103 Main Street Wilton, (603) 654-2555

Joseph E. Sheehan 155 Dow Street, Suite 401 Manchester, (603) 623-0641 Christopher N. Skaperdas Skaperdas Dental 101 Webster Street Manchester (603) 668-0244 Elizabeth S. Spindel Spindel General and Cosmetic Dentistry 862 Union Street Manchester, (603) 669-9049 Lesleyann M. Splagounias Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 David B. Staples Garrison Family Dental 801 Central Avenue, Suite 5 Dover, (603) 742-8844 Jason E. Sudati Amoskeag Family Dentistry 316 South Main Street Manchester, (603) 627-1301 Nathan A. Swanson Newmarket Dental 60 Exeter Road Building 100, Suite 105 Newmarket, (603) 659-3392 Ronald F. Szopa 753 Chestnut Street Manchester, (603) 669-6843 Jonathan H. Terhune 58 Franklin Street Franklin (603) 934-5503 Jyoti Thapa Belknap Dental Associates 40 Chestnut Street Suite 2 Dover, (603) 742-4735 Stephen C. Ura Center for Dental Excellence 74 Northeastern Blvd. Suite 19, Nashua, (603) 886-5500 Jeffrey R. Vachon Vachon Dental 57 Webster Street Manchester, (603) 627-2092 Richard E. Vachon Vachon Dental 57 Webster Street Manchester, (603) 627-2092 Hossein Vaez Goffstown Dental Associates 40 S. Mast Street Goffstown, (603) 497-3656 Randall G. Viola Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry 1 Trafalgar Square Suite 103 Nashua, (603) 880-3000 Harvey Weener Landmark Dental Care 283 Broad Street Nashua, (603) 882-7312 Judith A. Whitcomb Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry 1 Trafalgar Square Suite 103 Nashua, (603) 880-3000 K. Drew Wilson Family Dental Care of Milford 154 Elm Street Milford, (603) 673-3332 Joseph L. Wingate 75 Gilcreast Road Suite 104 Londonderry, (603) 434-5150

Erik H. Young Derry Dental Associates 7 Peabody Road, Derry, (603) 434-4962

Marshall A. Baldassarre Baldassarre Oral Surgery & Periodontal Center 404 Riverway Place Bedford, (603) 624-8042

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Cameron Braasch NHOMS 33 Trafalgar Square Suite 201 Nashua, (603) 595-8889

Top Vote-getter Mark G. Hochberg Manchester Oral Surgery 27 Sagamore Street Manchester, (603) 622-9441 Mark D. Abel Manchester Oral Surgery 27 Sagamore Street Manchester, (603) 622-9441 Rocco R. Addante DartmouthHitchcock Health Care 1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, (603) 650-5150

Vincent M. Albert Great Bay Oral Surgery Associates 150 Griffin Road, Suite 2 Portsmouth, (603) 431-8427 Christopher J. Auty Great Bay Oral Surgery Associates 150 Griffin Road, Suite 2 Portsmouth, (603) 431-8427

Louis F. Clarizio Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center 566 Islington Street Portsmouth, (603) 436-8222 Karen E. Crowley 12 Parmenter Road Unit A-2 Londonderry, (603) 437-7600 Daniel H. DeTolla Seacoast Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center 200 Griffin Road, Suite 8 Portsmouth, (603) 436-3608 Sotirios Diamantis Lowell & Nashua Oral Surgery Associates 20 Cotton Road, Suite 202 Nashua, (603) 595-9119 Amy D. Field Lowell & Nashua Oral Surgery Associates 20 Cotton Road Suite 202 Nashua, (603) 595-9119 Shauna L. Gauthier Oral Surgery of New England & Dental Implant Center 96 High Street Laconia, (603) 527-1700 David J. Greene Greene and Torio 39 Simon Street, Suite 11 Nashua, (603) 883-4008 Charles H. Henry 40 Mechanic Street Keene, (603) 352-1973 Keith C. Kealey Upper Valley Oral Surgery 16 Airport Road West Lebanon, (603) 298-7557 Christopher King 801 Central Avenue Suite 1 Dover, (603) 842-4222

William P. Dobbin 4 Elliot Way, Suite 300 Manchester, (603) 645-6600

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Salman Malik Granite State Oral Surgery 80 Nashua Road, Building C Londonderry, (603) 432-3308 Nader Moavenian NHOMS 33 Trafalgar Square Suite 201 Nashua, (603) 595-8889 Dave C. Pak Seacoast Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center 123 Washington Street Rochester, (603) 332-0818 Peter P. Reich White Birch Oral Surgery 44 Dover Point Road, Suite C Dover, (603) 740-1414 Richard J. Rosato Capitol Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 6 Loudon Road Suite 204 Concord, (603) 225-0008 Mark M. Scura Concord Oral Surgery 194 Pleasant Street Suite 13 Concord, (603) 225-3482 Jeffrey D. Stone Lowell & Nashua Oral Surgery Associates 20 Cotton Road Suite 202 Nashua, (603) 595-9119 A. Jose Torio Greene and Torio 39 Simon Street, Suite 11 Nashua, (603) 883-4008 Thomas A. Trowbridge Lowell & Nashua Oral Surgery Associates 20 Cotton Road Suite 202 Nashua, (603) 595-9119 Patrick B. Vaughan Concord Oral Surgery 194 Pleasant Street Suite 13 Concord, (603) 225-3482 Leonard Weldon, Jr. Monadnock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 272 Main Street, Suite 2 Keene, (603) 357-3709


Top Vote-getter Even D. Shieh Amherst Orthodontics 5 Overlook Drive, Suite 6 Amherst, (603) 672-0844


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Gregory L. Baker Baker Orthodontics 18 Buck Road Hanover, (603) 643-1552 John E. Beinoras 25 Country Club Road Suite 6-A Gilford, (603) 524-4663 Suren Chelian Chelian Orthodontics 29 Riverside Street Suite D Nashua (306) 882-6100 Douglas J. Elliott Elliott Orthodontics 27 Loop Road Merrimack, (603) 424-1199 Timothy Finelli Seacoast Orthodontics 45 Lafayette Road Suite 14 North Hampton, (603) 964-2220 Paras Gosalia Monadnock Orthodontics 154 Hancock Road Peterborough, (603) 924-3040 Dennis C. Hiller Hiller Orthodontics 175 Cottage Street Littleton (888) 445-5372 Paul D. Johnson III Mehan & Johnson Orthodontics 113 Mammoth Road Suite 1 Manchester, (603) 623-8003 Alan F. Kennell Kennell Orthodontics 783 North Main Street Suite 2 Laconia, (603) 524-7404 Jason S. Lenk Lenk Orthodontics 12 Mathes Terrace Durham, (603) 868-1919 Gary S. Lindner Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 Philip M. Mansour Goffstown Area Orthodontics and Weare Orthodontics 17A Tatro Drive, Unit 103 Goffstown, (603) 497-4605 William A. Mehan Mehan & Johnson Orthodontics 113 Mammoth Road Suite 1 Manchester, (603) 623-8003 Lance R. Miller Rindge Orthodontic Specialists 31 Sonja Drive, Suite 5 Rindge, (603) 899-3392

Sogole S. Moin Moin Orthodontics 765 South Main Street Suite 302 Manchester, (603) 699-4503

Roger A. Achong Concord Pediatric Dentistry 16 Foundry Street Suite 101 Concord, (603) 224-3339

Thomas Montemurno 73 Pleasant Street Manchester, (603) 622-5841

Ashley A. Brown Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900

Donald J. Neely Hanover Orthodontics 7 Allen Street, Suite 300 Hanover, (603) 643-1200 Hugh R. Phillis 505 West Hollis Street Suite 201 Nashua, (603) 889-2520 Tracy Pogal-Sussman Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 Rachel J. Polgrean Apple Tree Orthodontics 77 Gilcreast Road Suite 3000 Londonderry, (603) 434-0190 Lioubov G. Luba Richter Luba Richter Orthodontics 155 Pleasant Street Concord, (603) 225-5242 Danielle C. Ross Windham Orthodontics 25 Indian Rock Road Suite 14 Windham, (603) 216-1188 Manuel J. Sousa Salem Centre for Orthodontix 32 Stiles Road Suite 211 Salem, (603) 898-4722 Patricia B. Timmeny Apple Tree Orthodontics 77 Gilcreast Road Suite 3000 Londonderry, (603) 434-0190 Michael E. Vermette Vermette Orthodontics Two Wall Street Concord, (603) 224-9119 Bradford C. Watterworth Watterworth Orthodontics 230 Lafayette Road Building D Portsmouth, (603) 431-7616

Pediatric Dentistry

Top Vote-getter Andrew T. Cheifetz Children’s Dental Center of New Hampshire 7 State Route 101-A Amherst, (603) 673-1000

Patrick F. Capozzi Concord Pediatric Dentistry 16 Foundry Street Suite 101 Concord, (603) 224-3339 Nina B. Casaverde Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 Elliot C. Chiu Concord Pediatric Dentistry 16 Foundry Street Suite 101 Concord, (603) 224-3339 Nilfa Collins Collins Dentistry for Children 100 Bridge Street Pelham, (603) 635-1166 Jennifer Creem Core Pediatric Dentistry 5 Hampton Road Exeter, (603) 773-4900 James F. Dickerson Pediatric Dentistry of Salem 389 Main Street Salem, (603) 893-5266 Luis S. Englander Lindner Dental Associates 72 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-3900 Danielle C. Hinton Concord Pediatric Dentistry 16 Foundry Street Suite 101 Concord, (603) 224-3339 Nancy E. Jun Monadnock Pediatric Dentistry 56 Peterborough Street Jaffrey 603) 532-8621 James C. McAveeney Children’s Dental Center of New Hampshire 7 State Route 101-A Amherst, (603) 673-1000 Matthew B. Smith Children’s Dentistry 369 Hounsell Avenue Suite 1 Gilford, (603) 527-2500


Top Vote-getter Michael D. Neal Bedford Commons Periodontics 303 Riverway Place Building 3 Bedford, (603) 623-6639 Pamela Z. Baldassarre Baldassarre Oral Surgery & Periodontal Center 404 Riverway Place Bedford, (603) 622-2526 Stephen Boone North Conway Periodontics 43 Grove Street North Conway, (603) 356-8282 Roland R. Bryan 769 South Main Street Suite 100 Manchester, (603) 623-3800 Charles Burliss 29 Stiles Road Suite 201 Salem, (603) 458-6886 Robert A. Fremeau 30 Canton Street Suite 12 Manchester, (603) 668-6434 John R. Herrin New Hampshire Center for Periodontics 170 South River Road Bedford, (603) 624-8787 Sharon Johnson 15 Daniel Webster Highway Belmont, (603) 524-9700 Craig J. McLaughlin 280 Main Street Suite 411 Nashua, (603) 880-1707 Rory O’Neill New England Dental Arts 1 Manor Parkway Salem, (603) 893-6120 Nomith T. Ramdev 69 Silver Street Dover, (603) 742-4123

David Rosania Seacoast Periodontics & Dental Implants 875 Greenland Road Suite B-7 Portsmouth, (603) 294-0110 James D. Spivey Portsmouth Periodontics & Portsmouth Dental Implant Care 278 Lafayette Road Building E Portsmouth, (603) 436-7787 Tracey M. Vest Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants 153 Manchester Street Suite 5 Concord, (603) 224-9474 Austin H. Wang Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants 153 Manchester Street Suite 5 Concord, (603) 224-9474 Katherine D. Wilson Coastal Periodontics 25 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 285 Portsmouth, (603) 427-8383


Top Vote-getter Paul J. Connolly Bedford Center for Prosthodontics 169 South River Road Bedford, (603) 625-6456

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Michael R. Hamel 765 South Main Street Suite 101 Manchester, (603) 668-3202 Richard Liu Evergreen Dental Care 101 Shattuck Way Suite 5 Newington, (603) 436-9200 Deborah M. Munoz Bedford Center for Prosthodontics 169 South River Road Bedford, (603) 625-6456 Lisa B. Schulman Seacoast Dream Dentistry 200 Griffin Road Suite 9 Portsmouth, (603) 436-2951

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or the 2018 top Doctors Poll, we selected national research firm Castle Connolly to conduct the survey process. Included are 307 doctors in 55 specialties, as nomi-

nated by their peers, who cover a wide range of medical needs from pediatrics and cardiology to surgical care and obstetrics.


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Many of the doctors featured in this survey practice in more Experts at hospital and many have private practices. Below than one is a list of the hospitals in the state and their abbreviations:

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APDMH) LEBANON

Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center (BASC) Catholic Medical Center (CMC) MANCHESTER Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CHESHIRE/DHK)

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John N. Kalliel, M.D. Elliot, CMC Manchester Allergy Inc. Manchester, (603) 668-6444 Amit Kumar, M.D. SNHMC Southern New Hampshire Asthma and Allergy Nashua, (603) 577-3065 Kevin Roelofs, M.D. PRH Allergy Associates of New Hampshire Portsmouth, (603) 436-7897

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Connor Haugh, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC, SJH New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 663-6888


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Monadnock Community Hospital (MCH) PETERBOROUGH

Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Center (NASC) New London Hospital (NLH) Parkland Medical Center (PMC) DERRY Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) Southern New Hampshire Medical Center St. Joseph Hospital (SJH) NASHUA


Valley Regional Healthcare (VRH) CLAREMONT

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Barbara Lynn Deuell, M.D. PRH Allergy Associates of New Hampshire Portsmouth, (603) 436-7897

Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH)

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital

Exeter Hospital (EXETER)

Allergy & Immunology

Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) LACONIA

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) LEBANON

Keith Loud, M.D., M.S.C. DHMC Primary Care Lebanon, (603) 653-9663

Frisbie Memorial Hospital (FMH) ROCHESTER


Concord Hospital (CONCORD)

Adolescent Medicine

Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH)


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) DOVER

Daniel M. Philbin Jr. M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 663-6888

Robert Dewey, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 669-0413

Cardiovascular Disease

Louis Fink, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 669-0413

Bruce W. Andrus, M.D., M.S. DHMC Gifford Medical Center Lebanon, (603) 650-5724

Steven P. Beaudette, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC, SJH Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua New England Heart Institute - Nashua Nashua, (603) 883-5673 Craig Berry, M.D., F.A.C.C. SJH, CMC New England Heart Institute - Nashua Nashua, (603) 883-5673 Jeffrey Field Bleakley, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 669-0413 Robert Capodilupo, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 669-0413 Wendi Cardeiro, M.D., F.A.C.C. SNHMC Foundation Cardiology Nashua, (603) 577-2039

Philip Fitzpatrick, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC, PMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 663-6888 James M. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 668-6894 Gregory M. Goodkin, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 773-9992 Stephen Hanlon, M.D., F.A.C.C. CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute Manchester, (603) 669-0413 Alan T. Kono, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5650 Robert M. Lavery, M.D., F.A.C.C. Elliot Hospital Elliot Cardiovascular Consultants Manchester, (603) 627-1669

Jeffrey Taylor Lockhart, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Hospital Cardiac Associates Concord, (603) 224-6070 Emil Martin Pollak Jr., M.D. LRH, Cottage, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Littleton Littleton, (603) 444-9390 Steven Lee Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.C. SNHMC Foundation Cardiology Nashua, (603) 577-2039

Child Neurology

Jan B. Wollack, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9669

Clinical Genetics

John B. Moeschler, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester, (603) 629-8355

Colon & Rectal Surgery John V. Flannery Jr., M.D. SNHMC Colon & Rectal Surgery of New England Nashua, (603) 577-3322 John C. Friel, M.D. SNHMC Colon & Rectal Surgery of New England Nashua, (603) 577-3322

Jeffrey R. Harnsberger, M.D. Elliot, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester, (603) 695-2840 Russell A. Strong, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Surgical Associates Concord, (603) 224-0584


Denise Marie Aaron, M.D. DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-3108 Anthony J. Aversa, M.D. Concord Hospital Dermatology Associates of Concord Concord, (603) 224-2251 M. Shane Chapman, M.D. DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-3106 James G. Dinulos, M.D. WDH, PRH Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC Portsmouth, (603) 431-5205 Jose Emilio Peraza, M.D., F.A.A.D. VRH, NLH, APDMH Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center Peraza Dermatology Group Claremont, (603) 542-6455 Robert B. Posnick, M.D. SNHMC Nashua Dermatology Associates Nashua, (603) 579-9648

DevelopmentalBehavioral Pediatrics

Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-4000

Elizabeth Angelakis, M.D. CMC, Elliot Southern NH Radiology Consultants Bedford, (603) 627-1663 CMC Breast Care Center Bedford, (603) 663-5270

Richard J. Comi, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8630

Mayumi Chatani-Hinze, M.D. St. Joseph Hospital St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Nashua, (603) 883-7970

Steven Brian Birnbaum, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester, (603) 695-2850

Robert A. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.E. SJH Nashua, (603) 881-7141

Nina Sand-Loud, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6060

Diagnostic Radiology

William C. Black, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-7443 Michael Ciaschini, M.D. WDH, FMH Seacoast Radiology, PA Dover, (603) 516-1307 David Hou, M.D. Elliot, CMC Southern NH Radiology Consultants Bedford, (603) 627-1661 Shawn Rayder, M.D. WDH, FMH Seacoast Radiology, PA Dover, (603) 516-1307 Peter van der Meer, M.D. Elliot, CMC Southern NH Radiology Consultants Bedford, (603) 627-1661

Ellie Chuang, M.D. SNHMC Southern NH Diabetes & Endocrinology Nashua, (603) 577-5760

Lara Joy Levin, M.D. Cheshire/DHK Keene, (603) 354-6570

Mini Mahata, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Hampton, (603) 926-1119 Sue A. Taylor, M.D. WDH Endocrinology & Diabetes Consultants Dover, (603) 742-1143

Family Medicine Barbara A. Bates, M.D. Cheshire/DHK Keene, (603) 354-6763

Teri L. Brehio, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Hospital Family Health Center Hillsboro, (603) 464-3434 Annika Brown, M.D. DHMC

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David Buono, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Epping, (603) 693-2100

David V. Ferris, D.O. Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Littleton, (603) 444-2464 John Edward Ford, D.O. Weeks Medical Center, LRH Whitefield, (603) 837-9005 Patricia T. Glowa, M.D. DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-4000 Scott C. Jaynes, M.D. DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-4000 James Gilliam Johnston II, M.D. DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-4000 Timothy G. Keenan, M.D. Exeter Hospital Seacoast Family Practice Stratham, (603) 778-1620

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Keith A. Lammers, M.D. Elliot Hospital Elliot Family Medicine at Amherst Amherst, (603) 249-3000 Michael A. Pangan, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 775-0000 Catherine Pipas, M.D. DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road Lebanon, (603) 650-4000 Mark Reeder, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Kingston, (603) 642-3910 Core Physicians The Center for Orthopedics & Movement Exeter, (603) 778-7975 Jonathan B. Thyng, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua, SNHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4440


Jack Thomas Bueno, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4081 Christopher N. Dainiak, M.D. PMC, CMC, BASC Granite State GI Consultants Derry, (603) 432-8802 Mark Detweiler, M.D. PMC Londonderry Gastroenterology Associates Londonderry, (603) 818-4712 Stuart R. Gordon, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5261 Marylyn Virginia Grondin, M.D. PRH Atlantic Digestive Specialists Portsmouth, (603) 433-2488 Hampton, (603) 758-1717 Brian E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5261 William E. Maher, M.D. WDH Atlantic Digestive Specialists Somersworth, (603) 692-2228 Srikrishna Nagri, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4081 Richard I. Rothstein, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5215 Robert A. Ruben, M.D. WDH, FMH Atlantic Digestive Specialists Somersworth, (603) 692-2228 Thomas M. Sherman, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 772-5528 Corey A. Siegel, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5261 Mark Silversmith, M.D. CMC NH Gastroenterology Consultants Bedford, (603) 625-5744


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Robert D. Thomson, M.D. Concord Hospital, MCH GI Associates - Concord Gastroenterology Concord, (603) 228-1763

Geriatric Medicine

Samuel Joel Goldman, D.O. Elliot Hospital, CMC Senior Health Primary Care at Elliot Senior Health Center Manchester, (603) 663-7030 Lyn Lindpaintner, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 224-4003

Gynecologic Oncology

Leslie R. DeMars, M.D. DHMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, NLH, CMC Gynecological Oncology at DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-3530 Gynecological Oncology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester, (603) 695-2900 Gynecology at New London Hospital New London, (603) 526-5450 Evelyn Fleming, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9300 Loyd Avery West, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9300

Hand Surgery

Paul C. Bettinger, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Keene, (603) 354-5454 Roderick Bruno, M.D. Exeter Hospital, PRH, Frisbie, Northeast Surgical Care, York Hospital, New England Medical Center, Boston Floating Hospital for Children Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics Exeter, (603) 775-7575 Robert J. Heaps, M.D. SNHMC, Elliot, CMC, BASC, SJH, PMC, NASC The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Bedford, (603) 669-5454 Nashua, 603) 883-0091 Hiram M. Quitkin, M.D. PRH Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics Portsmouth, (603) 431-3575 Exeter (603) 395-9335 Jinsong Wang, M.D., Ph.D. BASC, CMC, Elliot, PMC The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Bedford, (603) 669-5454 Salem, (603) 898-0180


Elizabeth M. Bengtson, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5529 Frederick Michael Briccetti, M.D. Concord Hospital, Elliot, CMC NH Oncology Hematology, PA Concord, (603) 224-2556 Hooksett, (603) 622-6484

Marc Gautier, M.D. DHMC, New London, Norris Cotton Cancer Center Lancaster Lebanon, (603) 650-5529 New London, (603) 526-5162 Lancaster, (603) 788-5045 Kenneth Meehan, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-4628 Gary N. Schwartz, M.D. DHMC, CMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6181 Jill Marie Winslow, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Keene, (603) 354-5466

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Lisa Ann Leinau, M.D. Cheshire/DHK Keene, (603) 354-6570

Sarah J. MacDuffie, D.O. WDH, The Edgewood Centre Wentworth Health Partners-Supportive & Palliative Care Dover, (603) 740-3330 Portsmouth, (603) 436-0099

Stephen K. Liu, M.D., M.P.H. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9500 Heather Lynn Marks, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester CMC Manchester, (603) 695-2600 M.T. Charisse Marquez, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester CMC Manchester, (603) 695-2600 Kevin Y. Pho, M.D. SJH SJH Adult Medicine Nashua, (603) 891-4500 Donald E. Reape, M.D. SJH SJH Internal Medicine Nashua, (603) 595-3614 Kevin A. Silva, M.D., F.A.C.P. LRH North Country Healthcare Littleton, (603) 444-2002 Lijun Song, M.D., Ph.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester CMC Manchester, (603) 695-2600

Suzana K. Makowski, M.D. Exeter Hospital Exeter, (603) 580-7658

Vijaya Upadrasta, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester, (603) 695-2600

Donald Byrne McDonah, M.D. SJH SJH Palliative Care Nashua, (603) 882-3000

Tanja VanderLinde, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 224-4003

Infectious Disease

Elizabeth Clark, M.D. SNHMC, CMC Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine Merrimack, (603) 429-1611 David Jay Itkin, M.D. PRH Appledore Infectious Disease Portsmouth, (603) 433-8733 James T. Noble, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 230-1939

Interventional Cardiology Jonathan Bridges, M.D., F.A.C.C. York Hospital, PRH Cardiovascular Care of NH and York York, Maine, (207) 363-6136 Newington, (603) 431-6691 Jeffrey Colnes, M.D., F.A.C.C. York Hospital, PRH Cardiovascular Care of NH and York Newington, (603) 431-6691 York, Maine, (207) 363-6136 Wells, Maine, (207) 363-6136

Internal Medicine

John E. Jayne, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5724

Brian Andrew Binczewski, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester CMC Manchester, (603) 695-2600

Emily R. Baker, M.D. DHMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Lebanon, (603) 653-9300 Nashua, (603) 577-4300

John Alexander Batsis, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9500

Paul R. Clark, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 224-4003 Joseph P. Cunniff, M.D. Elliot Hospital Elliot Internal Medicine Londonderry, (603) 434-1919 John Fothergill, M.D. North Country Medical & Wellness Colebrook, (603) 331-0500 Laura Fox, M.D. SNHMC Southern NH Internal Medicine Associates Derry, (603) 216-0400 Steven S. Levine, M.D. SNHMC Nashua West Adult Medicine Nashua, (603) 889-3667

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Jeffrey R. Johnson, M.D. WDH The Center for Medical Genetics Dover, (603) 516-0092

Medical Oncology Bradley Arrick, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC, CMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6181

Mary Dickinson Chamberlin, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6181 Konstantin Dragnev, M.D. DHMC Cancer Center Lebanon, (603) 650-6345 Kathryn C. Hourdequin, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-9474

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Peter A. Kaufman, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6181 Gautami Rao, M.D. SNHMC Foundation Hematology/Oncology Nashua, (603) 886-7900 Keisuke Shirai, M.D., M.Sc. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5534

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine James E. Gray, M.D., M.S. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6063

Steven A. Ringer, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC, CMC Lebanon, (603) 653-6063


Kulli M. Barrett, M.D. FMH, PRH Seacoast Kidney & Hypertension Specialists Portsmouth, (603) 436-3433 Peter Cheung, M.D. Elliot, CMC Nephrology Associates, PA Manchester, (603) 641-5800

Henry Pallatroni, M.D. PRH Coastal NH Neurosurgery Portsmouth, (603) 433-4666 Derry, (603) 433-4666

Kenneth R. Herr, M.D. Elliot Hospital Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646

Harold J. Pikus, M.D. APDMH, New London Upper Valley Neurology Neurosurgery Lebanon, (603) 448-0447

Marc F. Leclair, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646

Nathan E. Simmons, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5109 Paul P. Wang, M.D. Concord Hospital CMC, Elliot New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute Bedford, (603) 472-8888


Jeffrey Allen Cohen, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5104 Barbara C. Jobst, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5104 Keith McAvoy, M.D. DHMC, CMC Manchester, (603) 695-2940 Lara K. Ronan, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5104

Michael Casimir Danielski, M.D. FMH, PRH Seacoast Kidney & Hypertension Specialists Rochester, (603) 332-7276

Geoffrey Starr, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 772-0345 Portsmouth, (603) 772-0345

Sean W. Fitzpatrick, M.D. SNHMC, SJH, CMC Southern NH Nephrology & Hypertension Nashua, (603) 577-5377

Vijay M. Thadani, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5104

Sucharit Joshi, M.D. FMH, PRH Seacoast Kidney & Hypertension Specialists Portsmouth, (603) 436-3433 Shiv Kumar, M.D. FMH, PRH Seacoast Kidney & Hypertension Specialists Rochester, (603) 332-7276 Naresh Matta, M.D. FMH, PRH Seacoast Kidney & Hypertension Specialists Portsmouth, (603) 436-3433 Brian D. Remillard, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-3830 Ana Stankovic, M.D. PMC, Holy Family Hospital Center for Kidney and Metabolic Disorders Salem, (603) 890-2771

Neurological Surgery N. Ross Jenkins, M.D. Elliot, Concord Hospital, CMC NH NeuroSpine Institute Bedford, (603) 472-8888 Concord, (603) 225-6674

Hulda B. Magnadottir, M.D. APDMH Upper Valley Neurology Neurosurgery Lebanon, (603) 448-0447


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Robert Thies, M.D. Elliot Hospital Elliot Neurology Associates Manchester, (603) 663-4800

Nuclear Medicine Jeffrey Mendel, M.D. PMC Salem Radiology Salem, (603) 890-2800

Obstetrics & Gynecology Danielle Albushies, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC Bedford Commons OB-GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646

Kristen L. Bannister, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. CMC, Elliot Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646 Joan Crane Barthold, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9300 Valerie A. Bell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4300 Mark A. Conway, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. SJH SJH OB/GYN Merrimack, (603) 883-3365 Lara C. Hanlon, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. CMC, Elliot Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646

David R. Levene, M.D. MCH Monadnock OB/GYN Peterborough, (603) 924-9444 Kelly M. MacMillan, M.D. SJH SJH OB/GYN, SJH Family Medicine & Specialty Services Merrimack, (603) 883-3365 Hudson, (603) 883-3365 Karen Kay Maynard, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. SNHMC Women’s Care of Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-3100 Heidi Meinz, M.D. Elliot Hospital Manchester Obstetrical Associates, PA Manchester, (603) 622-3162 Deborah Ann Mueller, M.D. FMH Caring Partners Obstetrics & Gynecology Rochester, (603) 335-6988 Sonja Nelson, M.D. PRH Harbour Women’s Health Portsmouth, (603) 431-6011 Polyxeni S. Rounds, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Elliot, CMC Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646 Jeffrey M. Segil, M.D. WDH Dover Women’s Health Dover, (603) 742-2424 Jennifer Weidner, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Elliot, CMC Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646 Fletcher R. Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Elliot, CMC Bedford Commons OB/GYN, PA Bedford, (603) 668-4646

Occupational Medicine Phillip B. Collins, M.D. APDMH Occupational Health Services Lebanon, (603) 448-7459

Robert K. McLellan, M.D., M.P.H DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-3850 William Windler, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC The Doctor’s Office NH Manchester, (603) 625-1724


Anthony J. Correnti, M.D. Elliot, CMC New Hampshire Eye Associates Manchester (603) 669-3925

Warren Goldblatt, M.D. PRH, FMH Eyesight Ophthalmic Services Portsmouth, (603) 436-1773 Marsha Kavanagh, M.D. PRH, WDH Eyesight Ophthalmic Services Portsmouth, (603) 436-1773 Somersworth, (603) 692-7500 Kimberly Licciardi, M.D. Elliot, CMC NH Eye Associates Manchester, (603) 669-3925 Patrick James Morhun, M.D., F.A.C.S. APDMH Lebanon, (603) 448-6008 Paul S. Musco, M.D. Speare Memorial Hospital White Mountain Eye Care Plymouth, (603) 536-1284 Patrick Joseph Riddle, M.D. SNHMC, CMC Nashua Eye Associates, PA Nashua, (603) 882-9800 George J. Shaker, M.D. Elliot, CMC The Medical Eye Center, PC Manchester, (603) 668-2020 David Alan Weinberg, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Eye Center Concord, (603) 224-2020

Orthopaedic Surgery William A. Abdu, M.D., M.S. DHMC Spine Center Lebanon, (603) 650-2225

Uri Michael Ahn, M.D. CMC, Elliot New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute Bedford, (603) 472-8888 Eric Arvidson, M.D. Holy Family Hospital, PMC Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Salem, (603) 898-2244 John-Erik Bell, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5133 Eric R. Benson, M.D. Elliot, CMC, PMC, BASC The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Bedford, (603) 883-0091 Londonderry, (603) 434-3118 A. Neil Clerk, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians, The Center for Orthopedics & Movement Exeter, (603) 778-7975 Jeffrey Clingman, M.D. LRGH, FRH Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Gilford, (603) 528-9100 Alexander David Davis, M.D. PRH Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics Portsmouth, (603) 431-3575 Exeter, (603) 775-7575 Stephen J. Fox, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Orthopaedics Concord, (603) 224-3368

Cherie Holmes, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Keene, (603) 654-5482

Comprehensive Otolaryngology and Audio Core Physicians Portsmouth, (603) 776-6400 Exeter, (603) 772-8208

Douglas M. Joseph, M.D. SJH The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Nashua, (603) 883-0091 Amherst, (603) 673.6065

Keith Jorgensen, M.D. PMC Dr. Jorgensen Professional Association Derry, (603) 432-8104

Thomas F. McGovern, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians The Center for Orthopedics & Movement Exeter, (603) 778-7975 Marc J. Michaud, M.D. Elliot, CMC, BASC, PMC The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Bedford, (603) 669-5454 Nashua, (603) 883-009 Mayo Noerdlinger, M.D. Portsmouth Regional Hospital Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Portsmouth, (603) 431-1121 Roger B. Nowak, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians The Center for Orthopedics & Movement Exeter, (603) 778-7975 Anthony H. Presutti, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Keene, (603) 354-5482 Mark B. Silbey, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Keene, (603) 354-5482 Jason E. Simon, M.D. SJH SJH Orthopedics and Physical Medicine, SJH Family Medicine & Specialty Services Nashua, (603) 578-9363 Milford, (603) 578-9363 Gregory W. Soghikian, M.D. CMC, Elliot, PMC, SNHMC, BASC, NASC The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Bedford, (603) 883-0091 James C. Vailas, M.D. CMC, Elliot, PMC, SJH, SNHMC,BASC, NASC The New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Bedford, (603) 883-0091 Salem, (603) 898-0810


James P. Bartels, M.D. Elliot Hospital Dartmouth-Hitchcock ENT Specialists Southern New Hampshire Manchester, (603) 622-3623 Benoit J. Gosselin, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8123 Peter Soon Ihm, M.D. Exeter, PRH Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 772-8208 Portsmouth, (603) 766-6400

Christopher Knox, D.O. WDH, FMH Northeast ENT & Allergy Dover, (603) 742-6555 Christopher Ryder, M.D. Valley Regional Hospital, Springfield Hospital Connecticut Valley ENT Claremont, (603) 542-5073 Andrew R. Spector, M.D. Elliot, PMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, CMC Manchester, (603) 622-3623

Pain Medicine

James A. Mirazita, M.D. SNHMC Pain Solutions Nashua, (603) 577-3003 Praveen Suchdev, M.D. SNHMC, FRH Pain Solutions Nashua, (603) 577-3003


Stephen Brady, M.D. Northeast Dermatology Associates Portsmouth, (978) 691-5690 James Samuel Smoot, M.D. Elliot, MCH Pathology Specialists of New England, PA Manchester (603) 663-2583 Arief Suriawinata, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-7211 Wendy Wells, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-7211

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Robert Walsh Hickey, M.D. PRH Allergy Associates of New Hampshire Portsmouth, (603) 436-7897


Gregory Leather, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Keene, (603) 654-5482

Keeping Kids Healthy for Over 35 Years!

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Pediatric Cardiology

Naomi Gauthier, M.D. WDH CHaD at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Dover, (603) 740-2366 Jenifer Glatz, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester CHaD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester, (603) 695-2740

Pediatric Endocrinology Samuel J. Casella, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9877

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Julie Kim, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5541

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Jack van Hoff, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5541

Pediatric Nephrology Matthew M. Hand, D.O. Elliot Hospital Elliot Pediatric Nephrology & Integrative Medicine Manchester, (603) 663-3222 Adam R. Weinstein, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9884


Andrew John Breen, M.D. PRH Pediatrics Associates of Hampton & Portsmouth Hampton, (603) 929-3838 Mark Dixon Carney, M.D. Concord, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Concord (603) 226-6100 Adela M. De Vera, M.D. MCH Peterborough, (603) 924-7101 Alexandra DeBlasio Bonesho, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Epping, (603) 693-2100 Eileen Forrest, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 772-8900 Gregory Kaupp, M.D., F.A.A.P. SNHMC Medicine-Pediatrics of Nashua Nashua, (603) 594-6337 Stacey Kopp, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4400 Terri L. Lally, M.D. WDH Dover Pediatrics Dover, (603) 742-4048 Steven P. Loh, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 772-8900 Andrew Jeffrey Schuman, M.D. Dartnouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4400

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Barry Charles Gendron, D.O. PRH, WDH Seacoast Area Physiatry Portsmouth, (603) 431-5529 Bruce Myers, M.D. PRH, WDH Seacoast Area Physiatry Portsmouth, (603) 431-5529

Plastic Surgery

Steven L. Brown, M.D. CMC, Elliot Hospital, BASC BASC Bedford, (603) 471-1634 CMC Wound Care Center Manchester, (603) 663-6000 Mark B. Constantian, M.D., F.A.C.S. SJH, SNHMC Office of Dr. Mark B. Constantian Nashua, (603) 880-7700


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Robert S. Feins, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC, BASC The Office of Dr. Robert S. Feins Manchester, (603) 647-4430 Charles Jerome Gaudet, M.D. PRH, York Hospital Piscataqua Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Portsmouth, (603) 431-5488 Wayne K. Stadelmann, M.D., F.A.C.S. Concord Hospital, CASC, NLH Concord Plastic Surgery Concord, (603) 224-5200 Dale C. Vidal, M.D., M.S. APDMH Lebanon, (603) 443-9572

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Joseph A. Hill, M.D. PRH, Winchester Hospital Fertility Centers of New England Reading, Mass. , (781) 942-7000 Kristen Wright, M.D. Elliot Hospital IVF New England Bedford and Portsmouth (800) 858-4832


Daniel A. Albert, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8622


Christopher M. Burns, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8622

Santharam Yadati, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC Elliot Behavioral Health Services Manchester, (603) 668-4079

Daniel Kunz, D.O. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians, The Center for Orthopedics & Movement Exeter, (603) 777-1000

Paul Holtzheimer, M.D. DHMC, White River Junction VA Medical Center Lebanon, (603) 650-4914

Pulmonary Disease John P. Brennan, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 775-0234

Christopher C. Daigle, M.D., F.C.C.P. SNHMC, SJH Foundation Pulmonary Nashua, (603) 886-0290 Paul Deranian, M.D. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 775-0234 Richard I. Enelow, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5533 Joseph Hou, M.D. CMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Manchester (603) 645-6407 Stephen P. Imgrund, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Pulmonary Medicine Concord, (603) 224-9661 Harold Manning, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-5533 Muhammad Mirza, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC Elliot Pulmonary Medicine Associates Manchester, (603) 663-3770

Radiation Oncology

James Becht, M.D. WDH, Elliot Radiation Oncology Associates, PA Dover, (603) 742-8787 Manchester, (603) 663-1800 Alan C. Hartford, M.D., Ph.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-6600 Thomas Sheldon, M.D. Concord Hospital, SJH Radiation Oncology Associates, PA Concord, (603) 230-6100

Richard C. Chou, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8622

Irene Orzano, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Orthopaedics, PA Concord, (603) 224-3368 William F.C. Rigby, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8622 Hoke H. Shirley, M.D. Concord Hospital, New London Hospital Concord Orthopaedics, PA Concord, (603) 224-3368 Alicia J. Zbehlik, M.D., M.P.H. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8622

Sports Medicine

Patrick Casey, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Orthopaedics, PA Concord, (603) 224-3368 Christopher James Couture, M.D. SNHMC Victory Sports Medicine Merrimack, (603) 429-3155 Nashua, (603) 577-2663 Tahsin Ergin, M.D. Holy Family Hospital PMC Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Salem, (603) 898-2244 Jeffrey I. Kauffman, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. LRH Alpine Clinic Franconia, (603) 823-8600 Jonathan Mack, M.D. Elliot Hospital, CMC Elliot Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists Manchester, (603) 625-1655

Joshua Aaron Siegel, M.D. PRH Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics Exeter, (603) 775-7575


Stacey Abbis, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua, SJH Nashua, (603) 577-4141 Richard J. Barth Jr., M.D. DHMC Lebanon , (603) 650-9479 Connie Campbell, M.D., F.A.C.S. CMC Breast Care Center Manchester, (603) 663-5270 Robert A. Catania, M.D., F.A.C.S. CMC The New England Weight Management Institute Manchester, (603) 663-7377 Esthia Giakovis-Sterling, M.D. Elliot Hospital Manchester, (603) 627-1102 Lawrence M. Hoepp, M.D. Elliot, CMC Manchester, (603) 627-1102 William S. Laycock, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 650-8010 Patrick Mahon, M.D., F.A.C.S. CMC, PMC, Elliot, SJH Surgical Care Group at CMC Manchester, (603) 627-1887 Jennifer Lee Peppers, M.D. MCH Monadnock Surgical Associates Peterborough, (603) 924-4668 Alice Rocke, M.D. LRH Surgical Associates at LRH Littleton, (603) 444-0997 Christopher Roseberry, M.D., F.A.C.S. Exeter Hospital Core Physicians Exeter, (603) 775-7405 Kari M. Rosenkranz, M.D. DHMC A Newcomer’s Lebanon, (603) 650-7903

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Elisabeth A. Erekson, M.D., M.P.H. CMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Specialty Care at Bedford Medical Park Bedford, (603) 629-8388


James Betti, M.D. PRH, FMH Lahey Clinic Institute of Urology Portsmouth, (603) 742-5011 William Bihrle, M.D. DHMC, Manchester VA Medical Center Lebanon, (603) 650-5081 Christopher R. Girasole, M.D. Elliot, CMC Manchester Urology Associates, PA Manchester, (603) 669-9200 Elizabeth Ann Gormley, M.D., M.S. DHMC, APDMH Lebanon, (603) 650-6053 APD Lebanon, (603) 443-9572 John J. Janeiro Jr., M.D. SNHMC, SJH Lahey Institute of Urology at Nashua Nashua, (603) 594-0800

Michael J. Michaels, M.D. PRH, FMH Lahey Clinic Institute of Urology Dover, (603) 742-5011 William Farber Santis, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Hospital Center for Urologic Care Concord, (603) 224-3388

Vascular & Interventional Radiology Jeffrey P. Chapdelaine, M.D. SJH Nashua Radiology Nashua, (603) 882-3000

Joseph M. Ullman, M.D. Elliot, CMC Southern NH Radiology Consultants Bedford, (603) 627-1663

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very year the national polling firm Woodward/White performs an exhaustive search for the country’s top attorneys and publishes their names in its

comprehensive volume, “The Best Lawyers in America.” The 2018 edition is complete, and here are the best of the best, their “Lawyers of the Year.”

Employment Law – Individuals Appellate Practice

Wilbur A. Glahn III McLane Middleton, Manchester (603) 625-6464,

Banking and Finance Law

Curtis Little Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson Manchester (603) 621-7100,

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Arnold Rosenblatt Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson Manchester (603) 621-7100,

Business Organizations

James F. Raymond Upton & Hatfield, Concord (603) 224-7791,

Construction Law

Thomas J. Pappas Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer Manchester (603) 626-3300,

Corporate Law

Peter F. Burger Orr & Reno, Concord (603) 224-2381,

Edward E. Shumaker Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson Manchester (603) 623-8700,

Employment Law – Management Thomas M. Closson Jackson Lewis, Manchester (603) 559-2700,

Energy Law

Douglas L. Patch Orr & Reno, Concord (603) 224-2381,

Environmental Law

George Dana Bisbee Devine Millimet & Branch, Manchester (603) 669-1000

Family Law

Mary Elizabeth Tenn Tenn And Tenn, Manchester (603) 624-3700,

Family Law

Margaret R. Kerouac Orr & Reno, Concord (603) 224-2381,

Government Relations Practice

Litigation – Health Care

W. Scott O’Connell Nixon Peabody, Manchester (603) 628-4000,

Litigation – Intellectual Property Mark A. Wright McLane Middleton, Manchester (603) 625-6464,

Litigation – Labor & Employment David Wolowitz McLane Middleton, Manchester (603) 436-2818,

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Litigation – Real Estate

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Daniel J. Bourque Bourque & Associates, Manchester (603) 623-5111, Daniel E. Will Devine Millimet & Branch, Manchester (603) 669-1000,

Litigation – Real Estate

Timothy E. Britain Cleveland, Waters and Bass, Concord (603) 224-7761,


Peter T. Beach Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green Manchester (603) 668-0300,

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Debra Weiss Ford Jackson Lewis, Manchester (603) 559-2700,

Melinda Gehris Hess Gehris Solutions, Concord (603) 225-0477,

Education Law

Richard Y. Uchida Hinckley Allen, Concord (603) 225-4334,

Linda S. Johnson McLane Middleton, Manchester (603) 625-6464,

Elder Law

Christine S. Anderson Ansell & Anderson, Manchester (603) 644-8211,

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Patricia M. McGrath Devine Millimet & Branch, Manchester (603) 669-1000,

Employment Law – Individuals Heather M. Burns Upton & Hatfield, Concord (603) 224-7791


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Land Use and Zoning Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Elise H. Salek Sulloway & Hollis, Concord (603) 224-2341,

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Gregory G. Peters Wadleigh, Starr and Peters, Manchester (603) 669-4140,

Morgan Hollis Gottesman & Hollis Manchester (603) 889-5959,

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Kevin M. Fitzgerald Nixon Peabody, Manchester (603) 628-4000,

Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

James C. Wheat Wadleigh, Starr and Peters, Manchester (603) 669-4140,

(603) 627-1819, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Litigation – Banking and Finance

Litigation – Construction

Real Estate Law

Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Peter D. Anderson McLane Middleton, Manchester (603) 625-6464,

Holly B. Haines Abramson, Brown & Dugan, Manchester (603) 627-1819,

James E. Morris Orr & Reno, Concord (603) 224-2381,

Pamela J. Newkirk Barradale, O’Connell, Newkirk & Dwyer Manchester (603) 644-0275,

Labor Law – Management

Phil Waystack Waystack Frizzell, Concord (603) 237-8322,

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

George R. Moore Devine Millimet & Branch, Manchester (603) 669-1000,

James D. Rosenberg Shaheen & Gordon, Concord (603) 819-4231,

Andrew D. Dunn Devine Millimet & Branch, Manchester (603) 669-1000,

Susan A. Manchester Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green Manchester (603) 668-0300,

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Insurance Law

Gregory Eaton Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer Concord (603) 444-4008,

Litigation – Patent

Gregory Michael Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson Manchester (603) 623-8700,

George W. Roussos Orr & Reno, Concord (603) 224-2381,

Alan J. Cronheim Sisti Law Offices, Manchester (603) 433-7117,

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Corporate Law

Insurance Law

Bradford E. Cook Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green Manchester (603) 668-0300,

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Donald J. Pfundstein Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, Concord 800-528-1181,

Jon B. Sparkman Devine Millimet & Branch, Manchester (603) 669-1000,

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Peter A. Meyer Sulloway & Hollis, Concord (603) 224-2341,

Kevin Dugan Abramson, Brown & Dugan, Manchester

Scott E. Pueschel Pierce Atwood, Manchester (603) 433-6300,

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

Tax Law

Amy K. Kanyuk McDonald & Kanyuk, Concord (603) 228-9900,

Trusts and Estates

Michelle M. Arruda Devine Millimet & Branch, Concord (603) 226-1000,

Trusts and Estates

Colleen D. O’Connell Barradale, O’Connell, Newkirk & Dwyer Manchester (603) 644-0275,

Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants Richard C. Moquin Moquin & Daley, Manchester (603) 669-9400,


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ccording to the 2015 US Census estimates, New Hampshire ties for the second oldest population when it comes to median age, a title we share with Vermont –

the median age in both states is at 42.8, with Maine just a step behind. In fact, we’ve traded this title with our neighbors over the years. There’s a litany of stats that show the state is aging, and as a result, it’s more than ready to offer its population anything and everything older residents may need — starting with a reason to be here. The “Live Free or Die” motto describes the attitude as well as a way of life for many New Hampshire retirees. There’s a robust feeling of independence here in the Granite State, which has to do with a tangible sense of being connected to the place and to its traditions. Like all of New England, the cost of living tends to run higher than the national average. Yet compared to some other parts of the Northeast, New Hampshire can be considered a bargain. The biggest plus is that the state’s income tax of 5 percent does not apply to salaries or IRA distributions. In addition, there is no general sales tax or personal income tax. When it comes to staying active, the Granite State has an abundance of natural beauty for retirees who appreciate the outdoors, including the majestic White Mountains, with more than 1,200 hiking trails, top-notch skiing and stunning fall foliage, more than 270 lakes and ponds for boating and fishing and six public beaches along its picturesque, 13 miles of seacoast that are perfect for sailing, swimming or simply enjoying the sun and sand. New Hampshire also has a large range of care options available to retirees, including about 30 hospitals, 28 assisted living facilities, 62 skilled nursing and rehab centers, and a plethora of medical and non-medical home care agencies. Overall, the Granite State is a welcoming destination to spend your retirement years. In this section, you will find a list of retirement, assisted living and residential care facilities in New Hampshire.


Brookdale Spruce Wood Durham (603) 513-2475 Harmony Homes Assisted Living Harmony Homes By the Bay Durham, (603) 292-5175 Harmony Homes at Hickory Pond Durham, (603) 292-6087 Langdon Place of Exeter Exeter (603) 778-1024 Maple Suites Dover (603) 617-4413 The Pines of Newmarket Newmarket (603) 659-6000

RiverWoods at Exeter Exeter (800) 688-9663

Aynsley Place 80 Lake St., Nashua (603) 881-4190

Carlyle Place Bedford (603) 472-2000

Webster at Rye Rye (603) 964-8144

Bedford Falls Bedford (603) 471-255

 ourville at Manchester C Manchester (603) 647-5900

Wentworth Senior Living Portsmouth (603) 436-0169

Bentley Commons Bedford (603) 644-2200

Courville at Nashua Nashua (603) 889-5450

Merrimack Valley

The Birches at Concord Concord (603) 369-4417

Granite Ledges of Concord Concord

All American Assisted Living Londonderry (603) 537-9898

Arbors of Bedford Bedford (603) 647-9300

Birch Heights Derry (603) 505-4398 Birch Hill Terrace Manchester (603) 626-7721

Greystone Farms Salem (603) 898-5393 Hanover Hill Health Care Center Manchester (603) 627-3826

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Monadnock Bentley Commons Keene (603) 499-4546

Woodcrest Village LLC New London (603) 526-2300

Huntington at Nashua Nashua (800) 298-6608

Maplewood Assisted Living Westmoreland (603) 399-4912

Lakes Region

Langdon Place of Nashua Nashua (603) 888-7878

Rivermead Lifecare Community Peterborough (800) 200-5433

Nashua Crossings Nashua (603) 882-2898

Scott-Farrar at Peterborough Peterborough (603) 924-3691

Presidential Oaks Concord (800) 678-1333

Summerhill Assisted Living Peterborough (603) 924-6238

Hunt Community Nashua (603) 882-6511

Dartmouth/ Lake Sunapee

The Villas Nashua (603) 204-8660 White Rock Senior Living Community Bow (603) 724-6250 Windham Terrace Windham

Harvest Hill Lebanon (603) 448-7474

Kendal at Hanover Hanover A Newcomer’s (603) 643-8900

Forestview Manor Meredith (603) 279-3121 Golden View Health Care Center Meredith (603) 279-8111 The Golden Crest Franklin (603) 934-6742 Taylor Community Laconia (603) 524-5600

Wolfeboro Bay Care and Rehabilitation Center Wolfeboro (603) 569-3950

White Mountain/ Great North Woods Lafayette Center Franconia (603) 823-5502

Mineral Springs North Conway (603) 356-7294 Morrison Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Whitefield (603) 837-2541 Riverglen House of Littleton Littleton (603) 444-8880

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Mirjam IJtsma, people services director of Worthen Industries, said she attended the Business and Industry Association of NH’s “Opioids in the Workplace” forum on May 18 in Manchester to learn more about substance abuse. About half of the performance issues at Worthen, an industrial adhesives firm in Nashua, are addiction-related, she told NH Business Review. And almost all of that drug abuse arises following a longtime work absence to recuperate from an injury or illness, often with the help of

pain medication. “It’s a big problem. Anyone telling you that it isn’t, doesn’t know their employees,” she said. It’s not just that more than 400 people died in New Hampshire last year from opioid-related overdoses. Substance abuse has resulted in a nearly $2 billion drain on the state’s economy – a figure determined before opioid abuse became an all-out crisis in New Hampshire. In fact, the very idea that the BIA held the forum shows how front and center the issue has become. For instance, when forum moderator Kevin Flynn asked the



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ew Hampshire’s natural resources are often touted as one of the main reasons to live here in the Granite State. We’re not arguing that fact, but we’d like to point

this a cultural starter list — for even more music, plays, film, opera, fine art and much, much more, you can visit or, come the warmer months, check out the extensive summer theater guide at

Seacoast Region

Currier Museum of Art Manchester (603) 669-6144 One of the best small museums in the country that features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture.

The Music Hall Portsmouth (603) 436-2400 A beautiful historic theater that hosts music, comedy, independent film and much more. Find a more intimate atmosphere at The Music Hall’s Loft on Congress Street.

Jupiter Hall Manchester Facebook (603) 289-4661 A new multipurpose venue where you can experience a wide variety of art, culture and innovation.

3S Artspace Portsmouth (603) 766-3330 3S is part gallery, performance space and restaurant all in one.

Pontine Theatre Portsmouth (603) 436-6660 The place to find original and boundary-pushing plays and performances. The Rochester Opera House Rochester (603) 335-1992 Historic venue featuring many types of entertainment including theater, comedy, music and shows for the whole family. Seacoast Repertory Theatre Portsmouth (603) 433-4793 Nonprofit theater showing plays, musicals and films. Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth (603) 433-1100 A living history museum that recreates everyday life from the 1600s to the 1950s.

Merrimack Valley

Capitol Center for the Arts Concord (603) 225-1111 Enjoy a wide range of events including film, dance, music, theatre, comedy and more. The Spotlight Café hosts smaller, more intimate performances. Concord City Auditorium Concord (603) 228-2793 This is a beautiful historic theater built in 1904.


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Kelley Stelling Contemporary Manchester (603) 345-1779 Manchester’s newest gallery is dedicated to the presentation of works by emerging artists in 2D and 3D formats. Featuring artists from New England and the wider art world. Museum of NH History/Tuck Library Concord (603) 228-6688 The NH Historical Society’s museum’s collection consists of thousands of interesting artifacts, and the Tuck Library features the largest collection of New Hampshire historical information in the region. The Palace Theatre Manchester (603) 668-5588 This historic and award-winning theater hosts musicals, concerts, comedy and more. Red River Theatres Concord (603) 224-4697 An award-winning independent, nonprofit movie theatre that shows a wide variety of films. Symphony NH Nashua (603) 595-9156 Founded in 1923, Nashua’s Symphony NH is the Granite State’s oldest professional orchestra. Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry (603) 437-5100 Intimate music and comedy venue.

Monadnock Region

The Colonial Theatre Keene (603) 352-2033 The focal point of Keene’s arts scene since 1924, The Colonial Theatre is home to a variety of live performances each year as well as nightly screenings of award-winning films. Keene Chamber Orchestra Keene (603) 847-3475 Combining the talents of professional musicians and accomplished student musicians of all ages. Monadnock Music Peterborough (603) 924-7610 Providing the state with diverse classical programming and has hosted annual summer music festivals for nearly 50 years. Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond Keene (603) 358-2168 Since 1981, this performing arts center has hosted nationally respected performers as well as emerging local talents. Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Keene (603) 358-2720 This gallery was given to Keene State College in 1964 as a gift from artist Beatrix Sagendorph. Sharon Arts Center Peterborough, (603) 924-7256 This division of the NH Institute of Art is home to several art exhibitions and also offers classes.

Dartmouth/ Lake Sunapee

Aidron Duckworth Art Museum Meriden (603) 469-3444 An often overlooked gem, this small museum is dedicated to preserving the artwork and writings of Aidron Duckworth. In addition, find interesting exhibitions from visiting artists.

AVA Gallery Lebanon, (603) 448-3117 For 30 years AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Arts) is dedicated to supporting visual arts through exhibitions, educational programs, classes and more. Hood Museum of Art Hanover hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edum (603) 646-2808 Dartmouth College’s art museum is dedicated to providing the skills necessary to construct meaning from the visual arts. In 2016 the new Hood Downtown gallery opened on Main Street in Hanover. Hopkins Center for the Arts Hanover (603) 646-2422 The cultural hub of Dartmouth College since its opening in 1962. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Cornish (603) 675-2175 The historic site of the great sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ home, studios and gardens is also home to summer concerts and nature trails.

Lakes Region

Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Meredith Provides classical music for central NH as well as the opportunity for musicians of varying skill levels to come together to create music. The Village Players Wolfeboro (603) 569-9656 A nonprofit community theater organization that offers live stage productions. The Wright Museum Wolfeboro (603) 569-1212 A museum dedicated to preserving the stories of America’s “Greatest Generation,” displaying artifacts from WWII.

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out that we have more than a few treasures of the artistic variety as well. Consider

White Mountains

The Gallery at WREN Bethlehem (603) 869-3100 Fine art gallery that’s a part of the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network. Jean’s Playhouse Lincoln (603) 745-6032 A year-round theater in the heart of the White Mountains. The Colonial Theatre Bethlehem (603) 869-3422 A historic movie theater built in 1915 that now also offers live performances. Presents a new show featuring the work of different local and regional artists each month. Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center Plymouth (603) 536-2551 Revived by the owners of The Common Man Family of Restaurants, this historic venue hosts everything from film to rock concerts. North Country Center for the Arts/Jean’s Playhouse Lincoln (603) 745-2141

A nonprofit organization supporting arts in northern New Hampshire that has performed for more than 150,000 audience members.

The innovative plays at Andy’s Summer Playhouse are performed by kids, but are meant to be enjoyed by those of all ages.

Silver Center for the Arts Plymouth (603) 535-2787 Hosts plays, shows by nationally and regionally recognized musicians and performances by Plymouth State University’s student musicians.

The Barnstormers Theatre Tamworth (603) 323-8500 The longest-running professional summer theatres in the country.

Great North Woods

St. Kieran Community Arts Center Berlin (603) 752-1028 A charming performing arts venue. The Tillotson Center Colebrook (603) 237-8576 Part community heritage center, part performing arts venue and gallery.

Summer Theatre New Hampshire has a rich and historical summer theater tradition that, in some cases, dates back to the 1930s. Whether you love plays, musicals or operas, it’s all offered right here in New Hampshire. Andy’s Summer Playhouse Wilton (603) 654-2613

Interlakes Summer Theatre Meredith (603) 707-6035 This company seeks to bring the Lakes Region a wide variety of productions, from children’s theatre to old classics. New London Barn Playhouse New London (603) 526-6710 One of the oldest stock theatres in the country that opened in 1933.

for Children Series is a must for the younger crowd. A wonderful family outing during school vacation time. Peterborough Players Peterborough (603) 924-7585 Founded in 1933 and housed in a rustic barn. Now also offering a winter season. Weathervane Theatre Whitefield (603) 837-9322 Brining Broadway to the North Country for 52 years. Winnipesaukee Playhouse Meredith (603) 279-0333 The Playhouse is a non-profit, award-winning theatre churning out high-energy shows. Founded in 2004, it’s newer to the scene, but already making a huge impact.

Opera North Lebanon (603) 448-4141 Opera North is a non-profit, professional opera company serving residents of the Upper A Valley Region and beyond. Newcomer’s Guide from the Experts at Celebrating 36 seasons in 2017. The playhouses and venues listed

Summer Theatre

The Palace Theatre Manchester (603) 668-5588 This venue is open all year long, but The Palace Professional Theatre

here are some of our favorites, but you can find even more online at Plus, you’ll find a current schedule of all the plays, musicals and operas happening at each venue.

A Newcomer’s Guide from the Experts at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth celebrate 85 seasons this summer.

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Chambers of A

lthough we think of them as being as American as cherry pie, chambers of commerce are

actually a European innovation that dates back to the 16th century. The oldest known existing

chamber in the English-speaking world with continuous records, the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1783. New Hampshire’s many chambers of commerce are a good way to get detailed information about local businesses but also about traveling in specific areas of the state. They can recommend great places to stay and things to do in the towns and cities in their areas.

New Hampshire’s Chambers of Commerce are here to help you!

Amherst • Brookline • Greenville • Hollis Lyndeborough • Mason • Milford Mont Vernon • Temple • New Ipswich • Wilton 603.673.4360

Serving as the catalyst for Greater Merrimack’s business community since 1928. Merrimack Chamber of Commerce

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Granite State Getaways

New Hampshire’s vibrant communities offer unlimited venues for shopping, dining and entertainment.


he historic Tillotson Center offers concerts and other performances staged in the Kaufmann theater, the gallery has rotating shows by local and regional artists, and the Colebrook Historical Society annex gives visitors a glimpse into the past. Tillotson Center 14 Carriage Ln. Colebrook (603) 237-8576

Gallery Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and at all events. Upcoming events:



n the shores of Lake Opechee is the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation. Experience the comforts of home, rejuvenating spa treatments and award-winning dining.

Lake Opechee Inn and Spa 62 Doris Ray Ct. Laconia (603) 524-0111

us for craft brewery and distillery tours through Join the historic NH Seacoast and beyond! Private and

ouch and try fun science exhibits for all ages. Discover forces! Freeze your shadow! Throw air! Explore the LEGOÂŽ Millyard! Stand your hair on end!

group tours available.

SEE Science Center 200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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In 2017, the first all-female, allDemocratic delegation headed to the Hill.


400 members from 204 legislative districts.




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NH State T

here are 93 state parks in New Hampshire that range from ocean and lake beaches to campgrounds, historic sites, natural areas, trail networks and

much more. Here are some of our favorites, but for a complete list, and more information, make sure to visit

Our coastline may be small, but we managed to fit five state parks into 13 miles (or 18 depending on who you ask). Hampton Beach 160 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Perhaps the most famous of our beaches, Hampton is home to a lively boardwalk with shops, food, bars and entertainment. In fact, during the summer and early fall, there’s a busy schedule of events including the marquee shindig, the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in September. Visit hamptonbeach. org for more information. Jenness State Beach 2280 Ocean Blvd., Rye Keep in mind that the parking lot is relatively small — there are just 67 spots, so get there early. This is a great family spot that's ideal for swimming and picnicking. There are bathhouses onsite and lifeguards. North Hampton Beach Rte. 1A, North Hampton There is a bathhouse here, but there are no lifeguards on duty. North Beach 920 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Lovely sandy beach and nice places to picnic. Lifeguards are on duty daily through mid-August. There is a bathhouse available. Wallis Sands State Beach 1050 Ocean Blvd., Rye Enjoy views of the Isles of Shoals, plentiful parking, a shop with food and drinks, a large bathhouse with showers, a picnic area and daily lifeguarding until 5 p.m. through September 5.

Lake State Parks

We may be the Granite State, but an alternate moniker could very well be the Lakes State. With 959 lakes, there’s plenty of freshwater fun to be had. We’re going to give you some insider info — on weekends, the major lake parks tend to reach capacity by midmorning. Here are some of the more out-of-the-way parks that won’t be as mobbed. Echo Lake 68 Echo Lake Rd., Conway The impressive 700-foot Cathedral Ledge towers over this pristine mountain lake. Echo Lake is located within Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains. Forest Lake State Park 397 Forest Lake Rd., Dalton Created in 1935, this is one of New Hampshire’s 10 original state parks. Enjoy the 200-foot sandy beach, picnicking, fishing and more. Wadleigh State Park 78 Wadleigh State Park, Sutton Tall pines shade the picnic areas located on the shores of Kezar Lake. Wentworth State Park 297 Governor Wentworth Hwy. Wolfeboro The park spans 50 acres and is located on the shore of scenic Wentworth Lake.

The Notches

Here’s a tip for talking like a New Hampshire native — when someone says, “North of the Notches,” they’re referring to the upper half of the state accessed through three narrow mountain passes — Crawford, Dixville and Franconia Notches.

Dixville Notch State Park 1212 West Rte. 26, Dixville Dixville Notch State Park may seem small at just 127 acres, but you won’t want to miss its scenic gorge and waterfalls. Then there’s the spot that gives anyone afraid of heights nightmares — various trails lead to the infamous Table Rock. Beware — this hike is not for the faint of heart. Franconia Notch State Park 260 Tramway Dr. Franconia/Lincoln We saved the biggest for last. Franconia Notch State Park is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. The notch itself is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway that extends from the Flume Gorge (also a state park) at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For 8 miles, I-93 winds between the dramatic peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges. While in the park, you can fly fish at Profile Lake, bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, hike on the Appalachian Trail (fun fact: NH hosts 161 miles of the trail and some of its toughest terrain), ride the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain or just enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Historic Sites

peninsula on the northeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks both the Piscataqua River and the ocean and is an excellent spot for a picnic. Fort Stark 211 Wildrose Ln., New Castle Fort Stark overlooks the Piscataqua River, Little Harbor and the ocean, and was named in honor of John Stark, commander of NH forces at the 1777 Battle of Bennington. General Stark was responsible for the state’s “Live free or die” motto. Franklin Pierce Homestead 301 2nd NH Turnpike Hillsborough The 14th president of the US may not have been the best (in fact, he’s often referred to as the country’s worst president), but he’s New Hampshire’s nonetheless. This site was his home from infancy until his marriage in 1834. Robert Frost Farm 122 Rockingham Rd., Derry This was the home of Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets, attributed many of his poems to memories from the Derry years. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion 375 Little Harbor Rd. Portsmouth This is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served from 1741 to 1767. The rambling 40-room mansion, which overlooks Little Harbor, is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the Colonial era. Its stateliness and impressive interior and furnishings reflect aristocratic life in Portsmouth in the 1700s.

Why not learn something while taking in the views?

Explore the outdoors Daniel Webster Birthplace A Newcomer’s Guide from the Experts at 131 North Rd., Franklin This is the early childhood home of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. It also provides a glimpse of 1700s farm life in the infant years of our country.

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This list is a tiny fraction of the many wonderful state parks and historic sites found all over the state. The state’s website,, is a valuable resource when planning any outdoor activity. For the slightly more adventurous, Fort Constitution the Appalachian Mountain Club Off Rte. 1B at US Coast Guard Stamaintains networks of trails and tion, 25 Wentworth Rd. several remote lodging options. New Castle A Newcomer’s Guide from the Experts at Visit them at This late 1700s fort is located on a

photo courtesy of the Hampton Chamber of Commerce

Ocean State Parks

Crawford Notch State Park 1464 US Rte. 302 Harts Location This park has 5,775 acres that provide access to tons of hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, campsites and spectacular mountain views. If it’s wilderness you seek, then this is the place.




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BREW PUB 47 Washington St., Dover;

(603) 373-1001;; $–$$ L D

Applecrest Farm Bistro

FARM-TO-TABLE 133 Exeter Rd.;

Hampton Falls; (603) 926-3721;; $–$$ B L

Black Trumpet Bistro

NEW AMERICAN 2 Pine St., Exeter;

mouth; (603) 431-0887;; $$–$$$$ D (

Bridge Street Bistrot


Portsmouth; (603) 430-9301;; $$–$$$ L D b (


AMERICAN 34 Portwalk Place,

Portsmouth; (603) 294-0902;; $–$$ b


AMERICAN 216 South River Rd.,

Bedford; (603) 935-8070; 232 Whittier Hwy., Center Harbor; (603) 2534762; magicfoodsrestaurantgroup. com; $$–$$$ D (


TAPAS 10 Commercial Alley, Ports-

mouth; (603) 319-1575;; $–$$$ L D

Chapel + Main

BREWERY & RESTAURANT 83 Main St., Dover; (603) 842-5170; $$–$$$ D b

CR’s the Restaurant

AMERICAN 287 Exeter Rd., Hamp-

ton; (603) 929-7972;; $$-$$$ L D (


NEW AMERICAN 189 State St.,

Portsmouth; (603) 427-8258;; $$-$$$ L D(

Dante’s Bistro

ITALIAN 567 Calef’s Hwy, Barrington; (603) 664-4000;; $$ L D ( ASIAN 96 State St., Portsmouth; (603) 501-0132; domoportsmouth. com; $$ L D

Rochester; (603) 244-3022;; $-$$ L D


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AMERICAN 15 Leavy Dr., Bedford;

Ristorante Massimo

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ITALIAN 59 Penhallow St., Ports-

AMERICAN 75 Arms St., Manchester;

(603) 772-5901;; $$$–$$$$ B L D b (

Row 34

(603) 622-5488;; $$–$$$$ L D (

Franklin Oyster House

mouth; (603) 319-5011; row34nh. com; $-$$$ L D b (

Cucina Toscana

SEAFOOD 148 Fleet St., Portsmouth;

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VEGETARIAN 35 Portwalk Place,

Portsmouth; (603) 427-8344;; $–$$ L D

Gyro Spot

GREEK 1037 Elm St., Manchester;

(603) 218-3869; 421 Central Ave., Dover; (603) 343-4553; thegyrospot. com; $ L D

Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café

SEAFOOD 150 Congress St., Ports-

mouth; (603) 766-3474; jumpinjays. com; $$$–$$$$ D (

The Library

STEAKHOUSE 401 State St., Portsmouth; (603) 431-5202;; $$–$$$$ L D b (

Martingale Wharf

NEW AMERICAN 99 Bow St. Ports-

mouth; (603) 431-0901;; $$$–$$$$ L D (



Portsmouth; (603) 433-2340;; $$–$$$ L D (


TAPAS 106 Penhallow St., Ports-

mouth; (603) 319-8178;; $$–$$$ D (

Nibblesworth Wood Fire Grille

INTERNATIONAL 409 The Hill, Ports-

mouth; (603) 427-8022; nibblesworth. com; $$–$$$ L D b (

The Oar House

SEAFOOD/AMERICAN 55 Ceres St., Portsmouth; (603) 436-4025;; $$–$$$$ L D b (


NEW AMERICAN 4 Front St., Exeter;

(603) 580-1705;; $$–$$$ D (

Revolution Taproom and Grill

GASTRO PUB 61 North Main St.,

SEAFOOD 5 Portwalk Place, Ports-

Savory Square Bistro

EUROPEAN 32 Depot Square,

Hampton; (603) 926-2202;; $-$$$ L D (

Shio H

JAPANESE 2454 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth; (603) 319-1638;; $-$$ L D

Surf Seafood H

SEAFOOD 99 Bow St., Portsmouth;

(603) 334-9855;; $$–$$$$ D

Tinos Greek Kitchen

GREEK 325 Lafayette Rd., Hampton;

(603) 926-6152;; $–$$ D b

The Wellington Room

67 Bow St., Portsmouth; (603) 431-2989;; $$$–$$$$ D(


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GASTROPUB 174 Fleet St., Portsmouth; (603) 319-6878; $$–$$$ L D b

ITALIAN 427 Amherst St., Nashua; (603) 821-7356;; $ L D (

The Foundry


50 Commercial St., Manchester; (603) 836-1925;; $$-$$$ D b

Gyro Spot

GREEK 1037 Elm St., Manchester;

(603) 218-3869; 421 Central Ave., Dover; (603) 343-4553; thegyrospot. com; $ L D

Giorgio’s Ristorante

MEDITERRANEAN 707 Milford Rd., Merrimack; (603) 883-7333; 524 Nashua St., Milford; (603) 673-3939; 270 Granite St., Manchester; (603) 232-3323;; $$–$$$ LD(

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STEAKHOUSE 149 Hanover Street, Manchester; (603) 644-2467;; $$$–$$$$ L D (


Merrimack Valley

ITALIAN 33 Elm St., Manchester; (603) 647-0788;; $–$$ D (

Bar One

Mint Bistro

GASTROPUB 40 Nashua St., Milford;

(603) 249-5327; Facebook; $–$$ L D

Bedford Village Inn H

AMERICAN 2 Olde Bedford Way,

Bedford; (603) 472-2001;; $$–$$$$ B L D

The Birch on Elm


St., Manchester; (603) 782-5365; Facebook; $–$$ L D

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STEAKHOUSE 438 DW Hwy., Mer-

rimack; (603) 424-0995;; $$–$$$$ D (

Café Momo


Hanover St., Manchester; (603) 6233733;; $–$$ L D

FUSION 1105 Elm St., Manchester; (603) 625-6468;; $$–$$$ L D (

MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

AMERICAN 212 Main St., Nashua;

(603) 595-9334;; $–$$$ L D

Noodle Bar

ASIAN 36 Lowell St., Manchester;

(603) 232-7059; Facebook; $–$$ L D

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Main St., Concord; (603) 856-7925; 62 Doris Ray Court, Lakeport; (603) 524-9373;; $$–$$$ L D

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PIZZERIA 449 Amherst St., Nashua;

(603) 864-8740;; $–$$ L D

Republic H


Manchester; (603) 666-3723;; $–$$$ L D

Revival Kitchen & Bar H

FARM-TO-TABLE 11 Depot St., Con-

cord; (603) 715-5723;; $$–$$$ D (


ITALIAN 69 Lafayette Rd. North

Hampton; (603) 964-5064;; $-$$ D (

Stella Blu

TAPAS 70 East Pearl St., Nashua;

(603) 578-5557;; $$–$$$ D

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SEAFOOD 207 Main St., Nashua;

(603) 595-9293; 99 Bow St., Portsmouth; (603) 334-9855; surfseafood. com; $$–$$$$ D b

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ITALIAN 385 S. Broadway, Salem;

(603) 893-5773; $$–$$$ D

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ITALIAN 67 Main St., Salem; (603)

Luca’s Mediterranean Café

Canoe Club Bistro

Keene; (603) 358-3335; lucascafe. com; $$–$$$ L D (

Hanover; (603) 643-9660; canoeclub. us; $–$$ L D (


Marzano’s Trattoria

ITALIAN 6 School St., Peterborough;

(603) 924-3636; marzanostrattoria. com; $–$$ L D (

Nicola’s Trattoria

AMERICAN 27 South Main St.,

Coach House H

AMERICAN 353 Main St., New London; (603) 526-2791;;$ $–$$$$ D (

ITALIAN 51 Railroad St., Keene; (603)

Flying Goose Brew Pub H

The Old Courthouse H

London; (603) 526-6899; flyinggoose. com; $–$$ L D

355-5242; Facebook; $$$–$$$$ D

NEW AMERICAN 30 Main St., New-

port; (603) 863-8360;; $$–$$$ L D b (

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Monadnock Hwy., Keene; (603) 3529400;; $–$$ L D (

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ASIAN 1 Jaffrey Rd., Peterborough;

(603) 924-5225; pearl-peterborough. com $$–$$$ D (

Pickity Place

LUNCH 248 Nutting Hill Rd., Mason;

(603) 878-1151; — Serving a wonderful locally sourced luncheon in a historic setting. Three seatings only and reservations are a must. $$ L (

Piedra Fina

952-4875; 581 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth; (603) 570-3600;; $$–$$$ L D b

LATIN 288 Main St., Marlborough; (603) 876-5012;; $–$$ L D (

Villaggio Ristorante

Restaurant at Burdick’s

BREW PUB 40 Andover Rd., New

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AMERICAN 30 South Main St.,

Hanover; (603) 643-3321;; $-$$ B L D

Lui Lui H

ITALIAN 8 Glen Rd., West Lebanon;

(603) 298-7070; 259 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua; (603) 888-2588; luilui. com; $–$$ L D (

Market Table

FARM-TO-TABLE 44 Main St.,

Hanover; (603) 676-7996;; $–$$ B L D b

Millstone at 74 Main

AMERICAN 74 Newport Rd., New

London; (603) 526-4201;; $–$$ L D b

Molly’s Restaurant

AMERICAN 11 South Main St.,

Hanover; (603) 643-4075;; $$–$$$ L D b (


AMERICAN 11 South Main St.,

ITALIAN 677 Hooksett Rd., Manchester; (603) 627-2424; villaggionh. com; $–$$ L D (

FRENCH 47 Main Street, Walpole; (603) 756-9058; burdickchocolate. com; $–$$$ L D b (

Hanover; (603) 643-4075;; $$–$$$ L D b (

Monadnock Region

The Sky Bridge Café

TAVERN 195 Main St., New London;

Bantam Grill

St., Wilton; (603) 654-2457;; $-$$ L D

ITALIAN 1 Jaffrey Rd., Peterborough;

(603) 924-6633;; $$–$$$ D (

Bellows Walpole Inn Pub

INTERNATIONAL/AMERICAN 297 Main St., Walpole; (603) 756-3320;; $$ L D (


The Spice Chambers

INDIAN 31 Winter St., Keene; (603) 352-

9007;; $-$$ L D (

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Peter Christian’s Tavern

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Peyton Place

AMERICAN 454 Main St., Orford; (603) 353-9100;; $$ D (

PINE at the Hanover Inn H

(603) 843-8998;; $$–$$$ D (

Taverne on the Square

AMERICAN 2 Pleasant St., Claremont; (603) 287-4416;; $–$$$ L D

Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine

THAI 5 S. Main St., Hanover; (603)

277-9192;; $–$$ LD(

Lakes Region Bayside Grill and Tavern

AMERICAN 51 Mill St., Wolfeboro; (603) 894-4361;; $–$$ L D


AMERICAN 300 DW Hwy., Meredith; (603) 279-3003; $–$$ D


AMERICAN 216 South River Rd.,

Bedford; (603) 935-8070; 232 Whittier Hwy., Center Harbor; (603) 2534762; magicfoodsrestaurantgroup. com; $$–$$$ D (

Corner House Inn Restaurant

AMERICAN 22 Main St., Center

Sandwich; (603) 284-6219; $$ L D b (

Crystal Quail

AMERICAN 202 Pitman Rd., Center Barnstead; (603) 269-4151;; $$$–$$$$ D (

Faro Italian Grille

ITALIAN 7 Endicott St. N., Laconia; (603) 527-8073;; $$ D (

Fratello’s Italian Grille H

ITALIAN 155 Dow St., Manchester; (603) 624-2022; 194 Main St., Nashua; (603) 889-2022; 799 Union Ave., Laconia; (603) 528-2022;; $–$$ L D


AMERICAN 6 North Main St., Wolfeboro; (603) 569-7788;; $–$$ L D (

Hart’s Turkey Farm

(603) 357-8389; thestagerestaurant. com; $-$$ L D

AMERICAN 2 South Main St., Hanover; (603) 643-4300; hanoverinn. com/dining.aspx; $$$–$$$$ B L D b (

AMERICAN 233 DW Highway, Meredith; (603) 279-6212;; $–$$ L D (


Poor Thom’s Tavern

Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co.

Elm City Brewing H

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(603) 355-3335;; $–$$$ L D

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Del Rossi’s Trattoria

ITALIAN Rte. 137, Dublin; (603) 5637195; $$–$$$ D ( BREW PUB 222 West St., Keene;



Keene; (603) 903-1410;; $–$$ D (

Fox Tavern at the Hancock Inn

AMERICAN 30 Central Sq., Keene;

AMERICAN 18 Water St., Peterbor-

Base Camp Café

NEPALESE 3 Lebanon St., Hanover;

(603) 643-2007; basecampcafenh. com; $-$$ L D

TAVERN 33 Main St., Hancock; (603)

Bistro Nouveau

Fritz, The Place to Eat

man, 6 Clubhouse Lane, Grantham; (603) 863-8000;; $–$$$$ L D (

357-6393;; $ L D

Candela Tapas Lounge H

525-3318; $-$$$ L D (

AMERICAN 45 Main St., Keene; (603)

The Grove

AMERICAN 247 Woodbound Rd.,

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TAPAS 15 Lebanon St., Hanover; (603) 277-9094;; $$-$$$ D (

TAVERN 19 Bean Rd., Meriden; (603)

469-3400;; $–$$ D

BREW PUB 2415 White Mountain Hwy., West Ossipee; (603) 539-2000;; $–$$ L D

Revolution Cantina H

Homestead Restaurant


House Square, Claremont; (603) 5046310; Facebook; $-$$ L D b

Salt Hill Pub H

PUB 7 Lebanon St., Hanover; (603)

AMERICAN 1567 Summer St., Bristol; (603) 744-2022; 641 DW Highway, Merrimack; (603) 429-2022;; $–$$ D

Kathleen’s Cottage

676-7855; 58 Main St., Newport; (603) 863-7774; 2 W. Park St., Lebanon; (603) 448.-4532; 1407 Rte. 103, Newbury; (603) 763-2667; salthillpub. com; $-$$ L D

IRISH PUB 90 Lake St., Bristol; (603) 744-6336;; $–$$ L D

Stella’s Italian Kitchen

bor; (603) 253-8617; laviniasdining. com; $–$$$ D (

ITALIAN 5 Main St., Lyme; (603)

795-4302;; $–$$ L D


AMERICAN 6 Brook Rd., Sunapee;


AMERICAN 18 Main St., Center Har-


ASIAN 64 Whittier Hwy., Moultonborough; (603) 253-8100; lemongrassnh. net; $–$$ L D

Local Eatery

Libby’s Bistro & SAaLT Pub

Laconia; (603) 527-8007;; $–$$ D (

on Rte. 2, Gorham; (603) 466-5330;; $$–$$$ L D (

FARM-TO-TABLE 21 Veterans Sq.,

Mise en Place


Wolfeboro; (603) 569-5788;; $$-$$$$ L D (

The New Woodshed

NEW AMERICAN 115 Main Street

Margarita Grill

MEXICAN Rte. 302, Glen; (603) 3836556;; $–$$ L D

Moat Mountain Smokehouse H

BREW PUB 3378 White Mountain Hwy.,

ough; (603) 476-2700; newwoodshed. com; $–$$$ D tuckaway

North Conway; (603) 356-6381;; $–$$ L D (

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One Love Brewery

St., Wolfeboro; (603) 515-1003;; $$–$$$ D

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AMERICAN 128 Lee Rd., Moultonbor-

AMERICAN 200 North Main

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Main St., Concord; (603) 856-7925; 62 Doris Ray Court, Lakeport; (603) 524-9373;; $$–$$$ L D

Tavern 27

TAPAS/PIZZA 2075 Parade Rd.,

Laconia; (603) 528-3057; tavern27. com; $–$$ L D (

BREW PUB 25 South Mountain Dr., Lin-

Rainbow Grille & Tavern H


Pittsburg; (603) 538-9556; — Serving a variety of comfort food from seafood to ribs. The tavern serves appetizers, hearth-baked pizzas and sandwiches. $–$$ D (

Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub

STEAKHOUSE 3 Station St., Glen; (603)

383-4344;; $–$$ L D

Wolfe’s Tavern

Rustic River

St., Wolfeboro; (603) 569-3016;; $$–$$$ B L D b (

stock; (603) 745-2110;; $-$$ L D


North Country Bailiwicks

AMERICAN 106 Main St., Littleton; (603) 444-7717;; $-$$$ L D (

The Beal House Inn

DELI/PUB 2 W. Main St., Littleton; (603) 444-2661;; $$-$$$ D

Biederman’s Deli & Pub H

DELI/PUB 83 Main St., Plymouth; (603) 536-3354;; $ L D

Black Cap Grille

AMERICAN 1498 White Mountain

Hwy., North Conway; (603) 356-2225;; $-$$ L D

Chang Thai Café

THAI 77 Main St., Littleton; (603) 444-

8810;; $-$$ L D

Chef’s Bistro

NEW AMERICAN 2724 White Moun-

tain Hwy., North Conway; (603) 3564747;; $-$$ L D

Delaney’s Hole in the Wall


Mountain Hwy., North Conway; (603) 356-7776;; $–$$ L D

Gypsy Café H

INTERNATIONAL 111 Main St., Lin-

coln; (603) 745-4395;; $–$$ L D

AMERICAN 5 Main St., North Wood-

Schilling Beer Co.

BREW PUB 18 Mill St., Littleton; (603) 444-4800; (603) 444-4800;; $-$$ L D

Shannon Door Pub

IRISH PUB Rte. 16 and 16A, Jackson; (603) 383-4211;; $-$$ L D

Shovel Handle Pub

PUB 357 Black Mountain Rd., Jack-

son; (603) 383-8916;; $-$$ L D

A Newcomer’s Guide SEAFOOD/AMERICAN 280 East Side

Pickity Place The Original Farm to Table

AMERICAN 13 South Main St., Plymouth; (603) 536-9099; sixburnerbistro. com; $-$$ L D

Tony’s Italian Grille & Pub

ITALIAN 3674 Rte. 3, Thornton; (603)

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Tuckerman’s Restaurant

TAVERN 336 Rte 16A, Intervale; (603)

356-5541;; $–$$ D

The Wayside Inn

A mecca for foodees, gardeners or anyone looking for relaxation and inspiration.

EUROPEAN 3738 Main St., Bethle-

hem; (603) 869-3364; thewaysideinn. com; $$–$$$ D (

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BREW PUB Rte. 3, North Woodstock; (603) 745-3951; woodstockinnnh. com; $–$$ L


Jonathon’s Seafood

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Six Burner Bistro

Horse & Hound Inn

Franconia; (603) 823-5501;; $$–$$$$ L D (

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Last Laugh


New Hampshire

Diners M

by Bill Burke

y daughter is allergic to eggs, among other things, so being an excellent dad, I take her to a diner every Saturday morning. You’d think this would make me the worst father ever, but actually, I think it gets me a little closer to nabbing that Parent of the Year sash I’ve so coveted. I swear I’m not trying to kill her. It’s just that she and I are working our way through every diner in New Hampshire, and unfortunately, that’s where the eggs are. They’re in pancake batter, waffles, and I’m told there are even eggs in omelets now. It’s a bit of a delicate dance, but she’s quite aware of what she can and can’t eat. We’ve managed to avoid any epi-pen adventures or post-breakfast detours to the emergency room. It’s easy enough to stay safe because we both get the same exact thing no matter where our Saturday morning travels take us. It’s the unalterable control in our weekly experiment: I get two scrambled with white toast and coffee, and she gets a side of corned beef hash and tea. For science. It mitigates the allergy risk and lets us judge each diner on its own merits. So I rouse the kid around 6 a.m. and we get on our way. We’re up and out barely ahead of the sun, heading to exotic and farflung locales ranging from Hampstead to East Hampstead. As the weather improves, we venture further afield: The Midfield Café at the Nashua Airport (you’ll need Willem Lange to help you find it, but the huge portions and great view of the aircraft make it worth the trek); The Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth, where Grand Marnier French toast is a thing; The Poplin Café in Fremont, which has the finest display of Elvis memorabilia this side of Thrifty’s; and the Airport Diner in Manchester are normal stops on our spring/ summer itinerary. People, no doubt impressed by my parenting skills, sometimes ask, “How do you get a teenager out of bed so early on a weekend?”

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I’ll let you in on my secret: I open her bedroom door and say, “Get up.” Then she does. It’s something I look forward to every week. By the time I go to sleep Friday night, I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve. I know that in just a few hours, I’ll be heading off to get some early morning sustenance with my daughter. And the best part: We talk — because she’s not allowed to be a sullen teen on our early morning routine. At the Tilt’n Diner, in Tilton, we decided that the plural of marmalade is “marmsalade.” Henceforth let the word go out, because if it’s seconded atop a stool at a breakfast counter, it’s canon. During an early morning at MaryAnn’s in Salem, we came up with a plan to open our own diner called “Pop’s,” where we’d only serve things with “pop” in the name — Pop Tarts, popcorn, popovers and Pop Rocks. After a minute or two of brainstorming, we decided we had pretty much explored the menu fully and decided to leave the restauranting to the professionals. At the Red Arrow in Londonderry, we launched into a heated debate that continues to this day. She always wants to order French fries there. I say, “no, that’s not breakfast food.” She says French fries are simply tall home fries. I hold that if that’s the case, then the Transitive Property of Foodstuffs posits that we can put ketchup on mashed potatoes. This line of thinking displeases her. When I was a kid, Saturday mornings were all about “Land of the Lost,” Fruity Pebbles and youth hockey games. As an adult, it became a time when we could get errands done. Now, Saturdays are the time when I get to spend an hour with my daughter — crisscrossing the state, talking, laughing and forgetting pretty much anything outside our corner booth. Bill Burke is a writer who lives with his wife and daughter in southern New Hampshire near many, many diners. He is also the managing editor of custom publications for McLean Communications.

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