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Spring 2014 vol. 9 no. 1 $4.95
BASEBALL catch the fever in randolph, vermont
COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE SHOPPING IN THE UPPER VALLEY HAPPY COWS AT SILLOWAY FARMS
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24 Photo Day at the Ball Field
When every kid’s a star. by Sara Tucker
32 Colby-Sawyer College
A story of change and reinvention. by Susan Nye
52 Rafting the Grand Canyon
One of the greatest outdoor adventures on Earth. by Lisa Densmore
On the cover: Zuzu, Kyndall, and Nory Ashworth, daughters of Kirk and Amy Ashworth, Hawks team coaches, in Randolph, Vermont. Photo by Jack Rowell
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60 departments 13 Editor’s Note 14 Contributors 16 Online Exclusives 18 Season’s Best
78 Living Well
90 The Pick
The perfect little cupcake. Juneberry Music Choral Singing School. by Nancy Fontaine
60 Good Neighbors Silloway Farms. by Mary Gow
68 On the Town
Shop ’til you drop around Lebanon. by Susan Nye 10 i m a g e •
Vermont Facial Aesthetics. by Katherine P. Cox
85 Community Chefs of the Valley. by Elizabeth Kelsey
Great Shopping Awaits You in Lebanon & West Lebanon!
Calendar of local events.
95 Advertisers Index 96 Celebrate the Moment Readers share their photos.
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Welcome, Spring! After an especially brutal winter, I’m happy to report that spring is upon us. As the rock-hard ground begins to thaw, we look forward to the first signs of renewed life—tender shoots of crocus poking out of the soil and tiny buds on forsythia and pussy willow bushes in the yard. We know that soon nature will be treating us to another magnificent display of the season in all its glory. As you fill in your calendar with springtime activities, you might want to make a note to attend the Chefs of the Valley event at the Enjoying spring with best girl Baylee.
Quechee Club, which benefits the Upper Valley Haven, on May 4. More than 25 chefs
gather to prepare their specialties, so you don’t want to miss all the fun. Read about this worthwhile event beginning on page 85. Besides the first robin sighting, a sure sign of spring is the return of baseball. Photographer Jack Rowell captured the fun and the faces of youngsters in Randolph, Vermont, as they gathered for team and individual portraits last season (page 24). We hope you’ll enjoy visiting with these future all-stars and their coaches as they prepare to take to the field again this year. We’re also paying a visit to Colby-Sawyer College in New London, where 1,400 students work hard to earn their degrees on a beautiful campus. Learn about the school’s history and discover what’s new in Susan Nye’s article, which starts on page 32. In this issue we’re also dropping in on singing lessons at Juneberry Music Choral Singing School (page 43), meeting the happy dairy cows at Silloway Farms (page 60), and going on a shopping trip in the Upper Valley (page 68). I hope this season finds you spending lots of time outdoors, digging in your garden, riding your bike, and seeking new adventures in the warm sunshine. Enjoy!
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about our contributors Katherine P. Cox Kathy is a freelance writer and former writer and editor for The Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire. Her work has also appeared in Vermont’s Local Banquet, So Vermont Arts & Living, Our Local Table Monadnock, and the anthology Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country. She was also a writer and producer for Captured Light Studio, Inc., a video and interactive production company in Keene.
Nancy Fontaine Writer, editor, and librarian, Nancy works at Dartmouth College. She is also a book blogger and website manager and has been writing articles about the Upper Valley for the last several years. She lives in West Lebanon with her husband, and her hobbies include reading, quilting, skiing, and snorkeling.
Susan Nye A corporate dropout, Susan Nye left a 20-year career in international sales and marketing for the fun, flexibility, and fear of self-employment. She is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and cook. Susan’s work appears in magazines and newspapers throughout New England. Her favorite topics include family, food, and small business.
Jack Rowell Jack has been a professional photographer for over 35 years, shooting documentary, commercial, and advertising photographs. He has had successful one-man exhibitions at Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College; Chandler Gallery in Randolph, Vermont; Governor’s Reception Area, Montpelier, Vermont; and the Main Street Museum of Art in White River Junction, Vermont.
Sara Tucker Sara studied acting and playwriting in New York, then sensibly learned how to type and got a job as a copy editor at Cosmopolitan magazine under Helen Gurley Brown. Sara was a writer and editor for Conde Nast Traveler for seven years and was also assistant managing editor at Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Sara teaches writing at the Greater Randolph Senior Center. Her blog is called The Hale Street Gang and Me.
Gabrielle Varela Gabrielle is a photographer and bartender living in the Upper Valley. Her work has appeared in publications including Washington, DC’s Brightest Young Things, Smithsonian Magazine’s Editor’s Picks of 2010, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, and the Valley News. You can follow her at MissVarelaBlog via Wordpress or tweet her @ Miss_Varela. 14 i m a g e •
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the perfect little
greet springtime with a fresh look at a favorite dessert
Brits call them “fairy cakes,” Aussies eat “patty cakes,” and most Americans of a certain age envision a chocolate, cream-filled treat with a white frosting squiggle on top. The cupcake has endured. But it shot to fame when Sex and the City’s Carrie and Miranda visited the Magnolia Bakery in the Big Apple’s West Village. Since then, the common cupcake has graced elegant weddings and “Night of a 1,000 Cupcakes” celebrations from coast to coast.
“I’ve never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn’t fix.” — Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
“When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” —Anne Byrn
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Vanilla Cupcakes Makes 12 cupcakes
Cupcake Tips For the best cupcakes, use the best ingredients, like butter and real vanilla extract. Let ingredients come to room temperature. Don’t overmix batter. The ingredients should be just incorporated. Air bubbles in batter make cupcakes light and fluffy. Pour batter evenly into muffin pans with paper liners. An ice cream scoop works well. That way, they’ll be done at the same time.
1K cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder K tsp salt 8 Tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature O cup sugar 3 large eggs at room temperature 1K tsp pure vanilla extract O cup milk 1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; scrape down bowl and beat in vanilla. 3. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture. 4. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each one about O full. Bake until golden and tops spring back when lightly touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer pans to wire rack; cool completely.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Makes 12 cupcakes
2 cups all-purpose flour 1K cups sugar 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon K tsp ground ginger N cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 cup carrots, grated O cup walnuts, finely chopped, optional 1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin cups with butter or line with papers. 2. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger together in a large bowl. 3. In a small bowl, beat eggs and add oil. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine. 4. Stir in grated carrots and nuts, if using. Mix well. 5. Pour batter into muffin cups until about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 to 30 minutes. Cool pan completely on a wire rack. 6. Frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting 3 oz reduced-fat cream cheese 1 cup confectioners’ sugar sifted Beat cream cheese and sugar, either by hand or using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy.
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COOK’S NOTE Golden raisins give these cupcakes added texture, but you can omit them if desired. You can also add nuts; toast them as directed, and then finely chop them before stirring into batter.
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PHOTO DAY AT THE
Ball Field W H E N E V E R Y K I D ’ S A S TA R
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fi rst glance BY SARA TUCKER PHOTOS BY JACK ROWELL & JANET R. MILLER
IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, BASEBALL SEASON BEGINS WHENEVER THE SNOW MELTS. That’s when Janet Rowell Miller loads up her van and rolls down Braintree Hill, home base of Miller Photography, to a ballpark on the edge of a tree-lined river. There, she sets up her folding table, lays out order forms and samples (swap cards, refrigerator magnets, team folios), and waits for a certain Subaru Legacy to arrive. For the next month or so, she and her brother, Jack Rowell, will devote most of their professional time to photographing the young ballplayers of Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph, Vermont. This has been their routine for the past 20 years. www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
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“We’re very fussy,” says Miller. “We like a sparkly background, and we want every kid to look good.”
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During that time, the number of players each season has declined somewhat, as area youths gravitate toward more active sports such as soccer and lacrosse, mirroring a national trend. Another change: “Braces are a lot better than they used to be,” says Rowell. “They used to be like armor; now they come in designer colors. I love braces. To me, there’s a cuteness about braces. It shows that they’re kids—and that they’re being cared for.” Meanwhile, Photo Day has grown from a one-day shoot to a series spread over the entire baseball season, its calendar splattered with rain dates. “We’re very fussy,” says Miller. “We like a sparkly background, and we want every kid to look good.” “You see a lot of baseball pictures with a chintzy fake backdrop with a little stadium in the distance,” says Rowell, “but here in Vermont, we’ve got these great landscapes. In our backgrounds, you see spring blossoming.”
Down to a Science
To visit the ball field on Photo Day is to see teamwork in action. Miller, whose studio photography business specializes in high school seniors and family portraits, handles the orders, while Rowell works the camera and joshes with the kids. “We’ve got it down to a science,” says Rowell. A few years ago, in a nod to changing times, the Randolph-area teams switched from Little League to Cal Ripken, a league that has a shorter playing season and is popular in Vermont. Lisa Jacobs, a parent who is on the board of Randolph Youth Baseball, describes Ripken as “less competitive than Little League, a little less expensive to join, and more fun.” The Ripken Way emphasizes such core values as dedication, community, family, and excellence on and off the field. The Little League Museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, features plenty of lousy ballplayers in its Hall of Excellence. Dave Barry, by his own account, “was afraid of the ball and fell down a lot, often during the national anthem,” but that didn’t stop him from winning a Pulitzer for writing funny stuff that makes America laugh. Bruce Springsteen, another Hall of Excellence inductee, actually lost a game for his
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high school team when a fly ball to right field slipped through his glove and hit him on the head. George W. Bush, on the other hand, was a pretty good catcher. It may have helped that in Texas you can play baseball 12 months of the year. On Photo Day at the Randolph ball field, every kid is a star. No order form? No check? No team T-shirt? No problem. The money thing can get sorted out later. Just pick up that Louisville Slugger and give us a smile. Smile for grandma, or for the history books, or because the snow is gone and the sun feels good. How much did you get for that tooth? a www.mountainviewpublishing.com â€˘
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Colby-Sawyer’s 1,400 students study across the breadth of the liberal arts while reaping the benefits of deep study in their major, a required internship experience, and a capstone project that is the culmination of their college education.
A story of change and reinvention
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With its traditional brick buildings and magnificent old maples, Colby-Sawyer looks like the quintessential New England college. However, Colby-Sawyer College’s story is one of change. “We are continually reinventing and recreating ourselves to meet the changing times and needs of our students. Our goal is to provide an outstanding education that merges the liberal arts with professional preparation. We want our students to leave here with both a great education and a job,” says the college’s eighth president, Tom Galligan. Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer College
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Colby-Sawyer students have incredible access to opportunity, from monitoring solar and wind energy systems and cultivating the college’s organic permaculture garden to working on NIHfunded research projects, training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and learning from faculty who are dedicated to teaching above all else.
Founded in 1837, the school continues to grow and thrive because of its willingness to reinvent itself in response to changing educational needs. The school began as the New London Academy and served as the town’s first high school. Over the years, the coeducational preparatory school grew, adding dormitories, classrooms, a library, and a gymnasium. It also changed its name, first to the New London Literary and Scientific Institution and later to Colby Academy in honor of the Colby family for their long-running support. With the rise of public education, the school reinvented itself in 1927. Under the name Colby School for Girls, it combined two years of preparatory school with a two-year junior college. The preparatory years were soon phased out, and the school was renamed Colby Junior College for Women. As interest in private junior colleges waned in the early 1970s, the college again changed its mission and awarded two-, three-, and four-year degrees under the name
“We are continually reinventing and recreating ourselves to meet the changing times
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and needs of our students.” — President Tom Galligan
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The Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center (right) and Windy Hill School (below) are two areas where the college and town come together every day. Community memberships are available to enjoy Hogan’s fieldhouse with its suspended track, six-lane swimming pool, aerobics studio, fitness center, and racquet sports courts. The LEED-certified Windy Hill School serves children 14 months to eight years old. Child Development majors and Psychology students study and work alongside the teachers as well as participate in research initiatives.
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Colby College–New Hampshire. When Colby College in Maine threatened to sue, it was quickly renamed Colby-Sawyer College to honor the college’s first president and to avert legal issues. Change continued when the college returned to its coeducational roots in 1990.
A Diverse Student Body & Curriculum In the 21st century, Colby-Sawyer is becoming an increasingly diverse community. “We are partnering with urban schools and working across the globe to grow our diversity along with the total student population. International students now account for more than 10 percent of our student body, and 24 percent of our first-year class self-identify as persons of color. The world is becoming a smaller place, and we want our students to experience and understand diversity firsthand,” says President Galligan. The college plays an increasingly active role in the local community too. Performances, lectures, and films are generally open to the public and usually free of charge. The Hogan Sports Center is a beautiful facility with much to offer students, faculty, staff, and the local community. “Our fitness classes, track, gym, pool, and weight room are always busy. From 36 i m a g e •
“We use play to reach our academic goals. We are definitely a group of doers and believe in deep, experiential learning with much of our curriculum geared toward indepth projects,” says Rachel Ensign, interim director of Windy Hill School. toddlers to retirees, many community members enjoy our great facilities,” says Lisa Lacombe, director of Hogan Sports Center/Recreational Sports. In addition, Hogan offers day camps for local children during school vacations. Of special interest to young families, Colby-Sawyer operates an early childhood laboratory school. Windy Hill School is an integral part of the college’s Child Development Program. The play-based school operates yearround and is open to faculty and local children. “We use play to reach our academic goals. We are definitely a group of doers and believe in deep, experiential learning with much of our curriculum geared toward in-depth Find image at www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
With a partnership spanning three decades, DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center considers the Colby-Sawyer curriculum its own undergraduate nursing program. Since 2009, 95 to 100 percent of the college’s nursing graduates have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses on their first attempt. Of the 25 nursing students Colby-Sawyer graduated in May, 20 are employed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where they trained; the rest are getting to know hospitals in New Hampshire, Tennessee, and New Jersey.
projects,” says Rachel Ensign, interim director of Windy Hill School. Throughout their studies, child development majors work closely with the school’s teachers to implement special projects with the children. The Nursing Department at ColbySawyer has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 10 years. A strong relationship with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has been pivotal to both the program’s growth and excellence. “We may be a small school in the woods, but thanks to our relationship with DHMC, our students have access to high-quality clinical sites as well as practicing faculty,” says Susan Reeves, professor and chair of the Nursing Program. Students do their residency at DHMC, and many go on to work there.
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“Over the past five years, close to 40 percent of our students have received job offers from their internship organizations.” experiences, every student performs at least one internship. Many do two or more, and most take place in the local community. Joe Carroll, M. Roy London–endowed chair and professor of social sciences and education, says, “The internships are good for the community and good for the students. The students work on special projects at various businesses and nonprofits, gain professional experience, and provide value to local organizations.” Included in a long list of internships, students have interned at the Grantham Fire Department, Hanover Parks and Recreation, Lake Sunapee Protective Association, New England Handicapped Sports Association at Sunapee, New London Hospital, Andover Beacon, and Kearsarge district schools. Kathy Taylor, director of career and academic advising, oversees the internship program and says, “Unlike a part-time job or volunteering, the internships have clear goals and objectives, weekly progress reports, and final presentations and papers. Each is a unique experience and attuned to the student’s major. Over the past five years, close to 40 percent of our students have received job offers from their internship organizations.” Kate Coughlin, a 2013 graduate of Colby-Sawyer, did her internship at Woodcrest Village Assisted Living. An Exercise Science major, Kate has a strong interest in geriatric wellness. For her project, Kate worked with Woodcrest’s activity director and set up a summer carnival for residents. The games helped the seniors work on hand-eye coordination, mobility, and dexterity. “Working at Woodcrest has helped me understand many of www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
the health issues that seniors face. After the experience at Woodcrest, my goal is identify and promote long-term activities and lifestyles that will help people remain healthy and independent for as long as possible,” says Kate. She now works part-time at Woodcrest as assistant activities director while pursuing her master’s degree in health education and promotion at Plymouth State University. In addition to its internships, the college is creating strong partnerships with local residents in its commitment to sustainability and the environment. Through workshops and community projects, students and area residents are collaborating on the Kearsarge Valley Transition Initiative. Divided into workgroups, they are working on an edible landscape initiative commonly known as Eat Your Yard, as well as a speaker series and a time-bank services exchange. “Both students and the community are learning many new skills from problem solving to gardening to energy audits. Everyone is very engaged,” says Jennifer White, assistant professor of environmental studies and sustainability coordinator. With Colby-Sawyer’s tradition of reinvention, growing diversity, and many new programs and initiatives, it is positioned for a continually bright future. a
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spotlight BY NANCY FONTAINE PHOTOS BY MOUNTAIN GRAPHICS
“As long as we live, there is never enough singing.” —Martin Luther
A semicircle of chairs faces a piano in a bright upstairs room at the Thetford Hill Church in Thetford, Vermont.
ANYONE CAN SING
Choral Singing School Patricia Norton leads the Juneberry Music Choir Class through breathing exercises.
A dozen people, men and women of various ages, introduce themselves and say what they hope to get out of the Juneberry Choral Singing School Choir Class they are here to attend. Sight-reading music and more confidence in their singing are mentioned, but when one woman says, “For the fun of it,” there are many nods and smiles. www.mountainviewpublishing.com • 43
spotlight Patricia Norton accompanies the classes as she teaches. Center: Ed Feustel of Plainfield, Ruth Hooke of Vershire, Lilla Willey and Helen MacLam of Thetford, and Caroline Harrison of Etna warming up.
Above: Priscilla Vincent of Norwich, Lee Larson of Lyme, and Wendy Conquest of Hanover focus during choir class. Left: Caroline and Kate Harrison of Etna look at a Mozart piece. Right: Marcia Dunning of Thetford, Libby Chapin of Post Mills, Michael and Erika Keiss and Sue Fritz of Thetford, and Nancy Fontaine of Lebanon learn a new piece by ear.
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Her mission is to let people know that anyone can sing. “There’s something like .02 percent of people who can’t detect a change in pitch. If you hear pitch, you can learn to sing.” “That’s a great reason!” replies Patricia Norton, director and main instructor at Juneberry, who also smiles broadly. A petite and energetic woman, Norton’s warmth and enthusiasm fill the room as she asks everyone to open their new music. She plays a few notes on the piano and sings each part with the participants. “Don’t worry if you don’t get it right away,” she says. The halting attempts at the new song are punctuated by laughter.
Anyone Can Sing
If you only sing in your car or the shower because you love to belt out songs but don’t want to inflict your voice on others, take heart. You too can join the choir, thanks to Patricia. Her mission is to let people know that anyone can sing. “There’s something like .02 percent of people who can’t detect a change in pitch. www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
If you hear pitch, you can learn to sing.” She also believes that if you have the opportunity to sing, you should because it’s good for you. Studies have shown that singing, particularly with others, increases neural connections, fortifies the immune system, and reduces stress and depression. Norton founded Juneberry Music School in 2012 to put her ideas into practice. She teaches two classes: First Class, which is introductory, and Choir Class, for those with some experience. At the end of each 10-week semester, the classes come together in a Last Class to 46 i m a g e •
sing the songs they have learned to each other and to get a feeling for performing. To help students decide what they like, Patricia uses a diversity of music in the classes. “I try to cover music from six continents and seven centuries,” she says, adding, “Music is one of the things that connects us to other people and other cultures and other times.” The focus on teaching choral singing is perhaps unique in the Upper Valley. “There are many, many wonderful singing groups that people can join if they’re ready to perform. They can also take individual voice lessons, but there is no
Left: Sue Fritz, Nancy Fontaine, and Jonathan and Priscilla Vincent sight-read a piece in Choir Class. Below: Music theory brush-up. Bottom: Director of Operations, Carolyn Lorié, and Patricia Norton catch a breath between classes.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Both singing and teaching make her come alive, Patricia realized. other place to learn choral skills without performance pressure,” Patricia says. Her approach has proved successful so far. In its first year, Juneberry had 67 students ages 13 to 93 from 20 Upper Valley towns. Priscilla Vincent of Norwich, Vermont, says, “It is a fabulous school. Patricia teaches with such joyous, contagious enthusiasm and such inspiring confidence.” Cheryl Twerdowsky of Post Mills adds, “Singing school has enhanced my life in so many ways. I can be having the worst day, and after I go to choir class I always feel good.” www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
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Perhaps Norton is so interested in helping others to sing because she has a history fraught with singing herself. “I love to sing but was told growing up that my singing voice was not good enough.” As a lover of music, Patricia learned piano instead and became a sought-after accompanist, winding up as the minister of music at Thetford Hill Church in 2001. She also kept singing on her own until she was in her 30s, when she met Jennifer Yocom of East Thetford, Vermont. Taking voice lessons with Yocom helped Norton translate singing theory into her own body. “I thought voice lessons were only applicable to people with good voices. Jennifer helped me translate the theory I knew from having listened to so many master classes as an accompanist,” she says. Going from a love of singing to founding a singing school is not a leap everyone would make. Patricia came up with the idea of a singing school when her daughter was in college and her son was a senior in high school. “I could see that empty nest coming, and I wondered what to do next.” Patricia was also recovering from major depression, and the confidence that came from recovery made her feel she could do something to help make the world a better place. Thinking about the needs of the world was overwhelming and didn’t give her any clarity. Then she came across this quote by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Both singing and teaching make her come alive, Patricia realized. “Combining the two just seemed like gravy,” she says. Norton would like to invite you to see for yourself. The school offers classes on Monday mornings at the Thetford Hill Church and Wednesday evenings at Thetford Elementary School. “I don’t have a special, stand-out voice, and I think it makes me a better teacher because singing didn’t come easily to me. I’ve learned to enjoy the voice I have, and I believe others can too.” a For More Information Juneberry Music Choral Singing School (802) 785-4740 email@example.com www.juneberrymusic.com 48 i m a g e •
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andPlay alsothese nearbygreat in courses in... Vermont Vermont MONTAGUE GOLF CLUB This spectacular 100-yearold, magnificently maintained 18-hole, 6,300-yard, links golf course fronting on the Third Branch of the White River is only three miles from Exit 4 off I-89. Beautiful mountain views. Adjacent to the beautiful Three Stallion Inn, “the best lodging, dining, and sports in Central Vermont.” Private club open to the public. Paul Politano, Head PGA Golf Professional.
SUGARBUSH RESORT GOLF CLUB Set in the magnificent Mad River Valley of central Vermont, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club is an 18-hole layout designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Established in 1962, the course offers stunning mountain views, incredible conditions, and first-class service. The golf club has a full-service retail shop and Hogan’s Pub, where you can relax on the deck, enjoy lunch, and soak in the sun. Lessons and clinics are taught by accomplished PGA staff. 1091 Golf Course Road Warren, VT (802) 583-6725 www.sugarbush.com
THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT GOLF CLUB The Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club, named one of the world’s “Top 100 Golf Resorts” (Golf Magazine), boasts an 18-hole masterpiece designed by legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. This fullservice golf club offers a pro shop, practice range, putting green, private lessons, clinics, and dining. 6,000 yards, par 70. 14 The Green Woodstock, VT (802) 457-6674 www.woodstockinn.com • please note that locations are approximate.
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Exit 4 off I-89, Randolph Avenue Randolph, VT (802) 728-3806 www.montaguegolf.com
LAKE MOREY COUNTRY CLUB Lake Morey Country Club was established in 1915 and eventually expanded to 18 holes in 1929. The 18-hole layout was redesigned by Geoffrey S. Cornish in 1989. The par-70, 6,024-yard course boasts evergreen-lined fairways with small greens. The front 9 is relatively flat, which gives way to a rolling back 9 offering breathtaking views. Lake Morey has been the home of the Vermont Open for over 50 years. Come play where the pros play! 179 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT (802) 333-4800 www.lakemoreyresort.com
KILLINGTON GOLF COURSE High in the lush Green Mountains of Vermont, discover breathtaking panoramas, azure skies, and an 18-hole championship course as exhilarating as the view. Geoffrey Cornish designed this course to take full advantage of the awe-inspiring mountain terrain. This 6,186-yard, par 72 course presents a refreshing round for any golfer, no matter what skill level or handicap. And at our 2,000-foot elevation, gentle breezes offer a soothing respite from the summer sun. Be sure to ask about our incredibly priced memberships! For more information and reservations, please call (802) 422-6700 or visit Killington.com. 4763 Killington Road Killington, VT (802) 422-6201 www.killington.com
Play these great courses in... New Hampshire HANOVER COUNTRY CLUB
BLACKMOUNT COUNTRY CLUB
Hanover Country Club has been located on the Dartmouth College campus since 1899. HCC is a college-owned, semiprivate course open to the public. We offer 18 holes of Championship Golf, four practice holes, a short-game practice area, and PGA professional golf instruction. HCC offers memberships, daily fee rates, and golf outings. Feel free to give us a call for more information and/or a tee time.
Golf at the challenging Blackmount Country Club, a 9-hole, par 36 course with five sets of tees to accommodate all levels of play. Scenic vistas, unhurried play, and a welcoming clubhouse make for an unforgettable golfing experience. Visit us on Facebook at blackmount countryclub.
36 Hilton Field Lane Hanover, NH (603) 646-2000 www.golf.dartmouth.edu
400 Clark Pond Road North Haverhill, NH (603) 787-6564 www.blackmountcountryclub.com
THE SHATTUCK GOLF CLUB Carved from the granite foothills of Mt. Monadnock, The Shattuck is one of the most visually stunning golf courses you’ll ever play. Each hole is framed by forests of oak, birch, and pine, shielding it from the view of other holes so you never feel crowded. A variety of affordable memberships are available, along with incredible weekday specials. Come play The Shattuck—you’ll be glad you did! 53 Dublin Road Jaffrey, NH (603) 532-4300 www.shattuckgolf.com
BEAVER MEADOW GOLF COURSE Beaver Meadow is New Hampshire’s oldest golf course with a walkable, playerfriendly layout. The original 9 holes were laid out by Willie Campbell and then expanded to 18 by Geoffrey Cornish. “Play the ‘Beav’—Merrimack Valley’s best golf value.” 1 Beaver Meadow Street Concord, NH (603) 228-8954 www.BeaverMeadowGolfCourse.com
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“Suck rubber!” shouted
our guide above the roar. We pressed our faces to the pontoons between our legs and tightened our grips on the safety lines just as a wall of frigid 48-degree water collapsed over us. The sizeable 16-person raft careened to the left, then bucked skyward like a badly aimed Frisbee caught in a powerful gust of wind. Another wave crashed over us, its powerful wet hands tugging tenaciously at our legs and arms. The raft jerked upward and then dove again. I resisted the urge to raise my head and peek at the roiling river. The wet tempest needed only an inch to snag and pull me overboard. 4
Traveling through the upper canyon, the 16-person raft is dwarfed by the towering cliffs. Left: Heading into a stretch of “tame” whitewater. (When the standing waves grew to 10-plus feet, the author opted to hold on to the safety line rather than her camera.)
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STORY BY LISA DENSMORE PHOTOS BY LISA DENSMORE, PARKER DENSMORE, AND JACK BALLARD
Grand Canyon O N E O F T H E G R E AT E S T O U T D O O R A DV E N T U R E S O N E A R T H
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LENGTH: 278 miles ELEVATION CHANGE: Approximately 2,200 feet (varies with the level of Lake Mead) AVERAGE GRADIENT: 8 feet per mile AVERAGE WIDTH: 300 feet NARROWEST WIDTH: 76 feet MAXIMUM WATER DEPTH: 110 feet AVERAGE WATER DEPTH: 35 feet NUMBER OF RAPIDS RATED 6 OR HIGHER: 28 NUMBER OF CAMPSITES: 225 (from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek) AGE OF OLDEST ROCKS: 1.8 billion years
Top left: Two girls try to approach Deer Creek Falls, where the wind off the falls gusts over 70 miles per hour. Above: A rafter leaps into the Little Colorado River. Right: The Colorado River reflects the colorful hues of the canyon late in the afternoon. Opposite: One of the many sandbar campsites tucked below the vertical cliffs.
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A 1923 USGS marker at a potential dam site that was never developed.
HUMANS IN THE GRAND CANYON Though Native Americans have occupied places in the Grand Canyon for over 10,000 years, the Spaniard Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas and his soldiers were the first Westerners to look upon it. Guided by Hopi Indians as they searched for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold, Cardenas and his troops stood on the South Rim in 1540. The bottom of the Grand Canyon remained a mystery for another 329 years, until 1869, when Major John Wesley Powell, a geology professor who
Suddenly, the craziness ended, and all was serene again. We drifted calmly below thousand-foot cliffs, the desert sun quickly warming and drying us. I glanced at my son Parker. He grinned with delight, eager for the next wild stretch of whitewater. His drugstore sunglasses tilted slightly to the left, held together with a duct-tape butterfly bandage above one lens. I was impressed that they had remained on his face after the last plunge, a 15-footer called Dubendorf Rapid, rated class 5 to 8. Unlike other rivers that are rated from 1 (flat water) to 5 (nearly unnavigable whitewater), the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River is rated 1 to 10. Each rapid has a rating range, as the size of the water and the risk of running it vary depending on the water level at a particular moment. Whitewater isn’t the only titanic trait of the Grand Canyon. Every aspect of this 278-mile natural wonder of the world is on a mammoth scale. One feels like a tiny minnow caught in a vast, unstoppable current. From the river, a mile below the famous North and South Rims, one glimpses only a narrow vertical piece of the famous red, white, purple, and gray rock cliffs that wind like a colorful labyrinth through the Arizona desert, but the views are equally dramatic, and the experience is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Trip. Only 27,000 people—half the number who climb New Hampshire’s Mount Washington annually—run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon each year. Private parties wait a dozen or more years to receive a permit from the National Park Service to run the river without a guide. Parker and I were among a group of three families from the Upper Valley and one from England traveling downriver with one of the 16 licensed commercial outfitters. Commercial rafting trips in the Grand Canyon range from three to 18 days. Ours was the classic 187-mile-long five-nighter, putting in at Lee’s Ferry and taking
lost an arm in the Civil War, led 10 men down into the canyon. A few daring prospectors, trappers, geologists, and cartographers followed him. Then in 1924, the US Geological Survey conducted the first instrument survey of the Colorado River through the canyon, looking primarily for places to build hydroelectric dams. Today, the flow through the river is greatly influenced by Glen Canyon Dam, 15 miles above the put-in at Lee’s Ferry, and somewhat by Hoover Dam, which forms Lake Mead at the bottom of the canyon. Numerous tributary creeks feed the main channel inside the canyon, as well as the Little Colorado River, which enters at mile 62.
Clockwise from top: Rafters pose in Redwall Cavern. Rafters by the Granaries, where Pueblo Indians stored food in the desert environment. A guide walks the ledgy trail beside the Little Colorado River. The author by Deer Creek Falls. A view of the canyon on a perch en route to the Granaries.
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out at a helicopter pad at the Bar 10 Ranch above Whitmore Rapid. Running the rapids was the big draw for our adventurous group of six adults and 10 teenagers, but once we entered the canyon, we discovered many other intriguing aspects of this famous geologic phenomenon. Redwall Cavern. A short four miles after pushing into the water on the second day, we beached the raft at the mouth of gaping Redwall Cavern, an immense cave deeper than a football field and several hundred feet high. A Frisbee and a football quickly appeared from our dry bags. Those who weren’t showing off their rock-climbing skills at the back of the cave dove for Hail Mary passes and ran helter-skelter in the sand inside this immense riverside cavity. The Granaries. We beached the rafts at least once each day to hike. The first was up the steep canyon wall to a row of windows in the red rock. The windows were actually the openings of several granaries built a thousand years ago by the Pueblos to preserve corn and seeds in the desert climate and to prevent rodents from ravaging their food. Constructed from chunks of brick-like rock, the openings in the side of the cliff provided a spectacular perch from which to view a length of the canyon to the north and south around a great bend in the river. Endangered Species. We camped the second night at the mouth of the Little Colorado River, 10 miles beyond the granaries. As we secured the rafts to the shore, I noticed a school of odd-looking fish gathering under the shelter of the pontoons. Neanderthal-like humps protruded from their brows, continuing down their swollen backs. “No fishing,” warned one of our guides. “Those are Humpback Chubs. They’re endemic to the Colorado River and an endangered species.” The chubs were only one of a number of creatures we saw along the riverbanks that included desert bighorn sheep, collared lizards, and scorpions. Deer Creek. The next day, we disembarked at Deer Creek Falls, a 100-foot-tall cascade framed by www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
A raft takes its wild ride down Lava Falls, a class 8-10 rapid.
lush ferns. We bound into the emerald pool at its base, excited for the chance to shower after two nights in a tent, only to stop short and shield our eyes. The falling water created a wind of 70 miles per hour, sending a bruising spray toward all who attempted to wade toward the alluring white ribbon. We quickly retreated, opting instead to hike above the falls along Deer Creek. The ledgy trail led us through a dramatic slot canyon to a stunning oasis. A grove of cottonwoods sheltered us from the midday sun as we splashed in the refreshing creek. I soaked for an hour in the crystal clear stream that tumbled over smooth rocks into a small pool. A magical place, I half expected a water nymph to appear from under a fern, beckoning us to stay forever, but eventually our guides urged us back to the rafts. Lava Falls. On the fifth day, we floated past Vulcan’s Anvil, a sacred Native American site and 50-foot-tall lava island left over from a volcano that erupted 200,000 years ago. Vulcan’s Anvil marked the approach of the last big whitewater of the trip. Known as Lava Falls, this class 8 to 10 turbulent finale was a two-part descent composed of a 13-foot drop and then a 14-foot drop. Despite successfully running a number of other rapids of the same rating over the past five days, this one seemed bigger and wilder. As the raft accelerated toward the chaos, we obeyed the now-familiar call to “suck rubber.” I closed my eyes and held my breath as I felt the nose of the raft 58 i m a g e •
take its first dive. Water crashed over us. The raft lifted through the froth, vaulting briefly into the air, and then slamming down into the maelstrom. It bucked and kicked like a rodeo bull, but I held on, pressing my face tighter and tighter to the rubber pontoon. And then it was over. Calm returned. Everyone high-fived as our collective adrenaline rush subsided. As I watched my friends and family relax and sunbathe, warming up after this last wild ride, it struck me how much the Grand Canyon changed from one moment to the next. The barren cliffs turned into tropical microcosms wherever waterfalls or creeks flowed. The rocks themselves changed color and texture around each bend. We felt scorched by the sun, then chilled by waves. The water was flat one minute and churning the next. It was the whitewater that attracted us to this trip, but by the end of it, we had experienced so much more. Rafting the Grand Canyon had certainly lived up to its reputation as one of the greatest outdoor adventures on Earth. a For More Information Belknapâ€™s Waterproof Grand Canyon River Guide by Buzz Belknap and Loie Belknap Evans (Westwater Books, 2012) Grand Canyon, The Complete Guide (4th edition) by James Kaiser (Destination Press, 2011) Grand Canyon National Park official website (includes a list of licensed commercial rafting companies): http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm www.mountainviewpublishing.com â€˘
Silloway Farms CELEBRATING “COW DAY”
Music the cow kicks up her heels. Near right: The cows head down the hill to the pasture. Far right: Corky lets loose. Opposite: Melissa and friends anxiously await the opening of the gate.
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good neighbors BY MARY GOW PHOTOS BY JACK ROWELL
ON A BRIGHT SPRING MORNING, Maggie, Renee, Shelley, Celia, Skittles, and about three score other Holsteins stand in their familiar paddock next to the Silloway Farms cow barn. Eyeing the paddock gate and crowding together, these bovines know that today is no ordinary day. Warming breezes and spring smells have hinted that it was coming. This morning, a crowd of schoolchildren, the Silloway family, and friends standing by alongside the pasture’s white wooden fence confi rm it. Today is “Cow Day.” For the Silloways’ herd, winter is over.
Above: Randolph Community Preschool kids enjoy a morning snack. Below: Randolph Elementary School fourth graders, who participate in the Farm-to-School Network program, watch as Stimpy is milked for the first time after giving birth to her calf that morning. Right: Fourth graders watch Minnie and friends graze.
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“It’s an event that can teach people who are not familiar with cows that they get excited and run and jump when they first see green grass,” says David Silloway. With 9am just seconds away, John Silloway and his cousin Paul Lambert step up to the gate. “You guys ready?” John calls out. Children and adults shout, “Yes!” Holsteins moo and nudge forward. “Five, four, three, two, one,” counts the crowd. Paul unlatches the big metal gate and swings it open. Cows frolic, prance, and even leap out into the pasture. In a highspirited stampede, they romp into the wide-open space with its tufts of tender, sweet spring grass. Giddy with excitement, the cows practically dance. Spreading out in the field, some pause to nibble a bit, others playfully butt heads. They throw their heads back, breathing in the spring air, and then skip some more. “Cows sure do run
Tessa and her baby goat. Right: Kids enjoy a ride in the hay wagon.
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funny,” says a man standing by the fence and taking in the spectacle.
Cause for Celebration
Throughout the winter, the cows at Silloway Farms in Randolph Center stay close to the barn—indoors most of the time with daily forays out into the small paddock. But on Cow Day, the Friday before Mother’s Day, the cows’ turf expands to 35 acres of green pasture. Starting today, for the next several months, they are free, aside from daily milking at 3am and 3pm. Seasonal changes are part of farm life, but the Silloway family’s tradition of Cow Day elevates routine to celebration. “It’s an event that can teach people who are not familiar with cows that they get excited and run and jump when they first see green grass,” says David Silloway, whose family has owned this Randolph Center farm since 1940. “It gets people thinking about farming.” David is now a partner in the farm with his son John Silloway and nephew Paul Lambert. With 65 milking cows and a total herd of about 100, dairy is at the heart of this family farm, but it is also diversified, with maple products and firewood. Besides David, John, and Paul, five nieces and nephews work at the farm as milking crew, firewood processors, and more. The sugaring operation involves even more members of this extended family. In 2009 the Vermont Farm Bureau named David Silloway Vermont Farmer of the Year, a distinction that honored the good management and productivity of Silloway Farms.
Gleeful Kids, Cavorting Cows
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Top: John takes the kids on a tour of the farm and helps them down from the hay wagon. Above: The kids happily approve of their visit to the farm.
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saw some of the wonders of agriculture with fresh eyes. While farm families know all about the springtime antics of cows, Lynne recognized that this annual spectacle wasn’t familiar to most people. So the Silloways began inviting friends and schoolchildren to join them in launching the cows’ summer and sharing in a potluck brunch. Silloway Farms partners with Randolph Elementary School in a Farm-to-School Network program that connects children with sources of their food. Randolph children visit Silloway Farms three times during the school year. In the fall, they have their introduction to the farm; they tour the barn; meet the cows, pigs, and chickens; and help John stack firewood. In early spring, the students return for sugaring, visiting the sugar bush
and sugarhouse. In May, it’s Cow Day. Besides watching the gleeful cows, the children visit the new calves, go for a hayride, and play in the haymow. For the cows, the romp in the first pasture is just the beginning. After a good deal of jumping, nibbling, and playful cavorting, some of the older cows head for the open gate to the next pasture, a vast green expanse stretching up the hill across from the farmhouse. They lead the way, heading out to more green pastures. By late morning, the cows are placidly plodding and grazing like they’ve been there all season. Pamplona may have running bulls, but Silloway Farms has dancing cows. a Silloway Farms 1089 Silloway Road Randolph Center, VT (802) 728-5503 www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
on the town BY SUSAN NYE
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Shop ‘til You Drop A R OU N D L E B ANO N & W E ST L E B ANO N
Spring is a time of renewal. Renew your wardrobe, your sports equipment, your kitchen, and more! The many stores in and around Lebanon and West Lebanon are perfect for stocking up on the necessities and a few frivolities.
With Cole Porter music playing in the background, the Mouse Menagerie offers shoppers a relaxed, nopressure experience. The store is filled with whimsical collectibles, candles, bath and body products from Crabtree & Evelyn, jewelry, and Vera Bradley bags. The Kameleon jewelry line is a favorite for all ages. “It’s customizable,” explains owner Peggy Howard. “You can dress it up or down and change the color to match your outfit or mood.” And for everyone who loves cards (and who doesn’t?), they are always 50 percent off at Mouse Menagerie. With its wide variety of jewelry, collectibles, soaps, and candles, Artifactory should be on your list of stops for spring gifts. Owner Doreen Strew is pleased that, “the store is known for our honest and helpful advice.” Doreen carries a beautiful selection of handblown glass as well as sterling silver and 14-karat gold jewelry, fantasy figurines, Hummels, and German decorations for your next Christmas tree (it’s never too soon).
Tucked into the bottom floor of an 1897 Victorian house, Kindle Nook is a step into the past. Reminiscent of a quieter, more peaceful time, it is filled with nostalgic gifts, well-made furniture reproductions, and decorative treasures. Owner Judy Gilbert says, “We carry the kinds of things that you might find at your grandmother’s house—or wish you could find at your grandmother’s house.” Find image at www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
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The Country Cobbler
“I love the business of food and all things kitchen,” says Diane Beauregard. She and her husband Mike are the new owners of Board & Basket. While the owners are new, the staff at Board & Basket have all been with the store for 15 years or more. Diane says, “Our staff know our customers and our expansive line of merchandise and enjoy sharing their cooking and product knowledge.” In addition, the store has a kitchen for classes and demos. Customers are introduced to new recipes and learn more about the store’s fine cookware and bakeware. While you’re there, drop off your knives for professional sharpening.
Don’t throw away your favorite pair of shoes just because there’s a little hole in the sole. Get them repaired at The Country Cobbler. Cobbler Jeff Peavy and his wife Nancy do more than repairs. They carry a full line of butterysoft leather handbags, briefcases, and accessories, as well as motorcycle gear and gifts. Jeff says, “We carry solid products with classic style. Customers have told me that they are still loving and using our handbags after 20 years.” And in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, there is a good chance that Jeff can repair it.
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“All of our jewels and jewelry are handpicked,” says co-owner Steve Doubleday of Amidon Jewelers. While Amidon sells a lot of engagement rings, they also carry beautiful necklaces, pins, and earrings—just in time for Mother’s Day, spring weddings, and that special anniversary. “Whether it is a watch for a graduation or pearls for an anniversary, our knowledgeable, well-trained staff will help you find the perfect gift,” says Steve. If you’re looking to add a little sparkle and color to your life, head over to Jewelia. Owner Michelle Ryerson says, “Jewelia is a happy place, filled with glitz and sparkles.” Colorful fashion jewelry for special occasions and just for fun fills the store. Whether you’re on a search for a special piece for the prom, a wedding, or a gift, everything is organized by color and easy to find. “Our staff is responsible for our success. They are knowledgeable about our equipment and the sports that go with them. They don’t just play these sports—they love them,” says Omer & Bob’s owner Richard Wallace. “Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we’ll meet you at your level and provide expert, friendly assistance.” For 50 years, Omer & Bob’s has stuck to its roots, selling and servicing skis, bikes, and tennis rackets. With a large selection of Trek and Specialized bikes, the staff can custom fit a rider, regardless of level, and make sure everything is properly adjusted. Tennis players will find the best selection of
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rackets in the area. Whether your bike needs a spring tune-up or your racket needs restringing, Omer & Bob’s has a welldeserved reputation for service. “L.L. Bean was an avid outdoorsman. He always wanted to do more than sell his products—he wanted to help people learn how to use them,” says LL Bean Outdoor Discovery School program manager Dave Mengle. L.L.’s vision lives on today with the Outdoor Discovery School’s classes, outings, and workshops. “This spring and summer we will be offering classes in kayaking, fly-fishing, and paddle boarding on Storrs Pond. It’s a great way to get a taste of a sport before investing. We also offer guided hikes on Mount Cardigan, training rides for the Prouty, and in-store workshops on a variety of topics from map reading to knot tying.” “Our goal is to help everyone have a good time outside,” says Peter Sielicki, store manager at Eastern Mountain Sports. Both the beginner and the enthusiast will find the bikes, kayaks, water boards, rock climbing, and camping equipment they 72 i m a g e •
West Lebanon Feed & Supply
need to enjoy the outdoors. Peter adds, “Our staff is more than friendly; they are well-trained gurus committed to helping you get the right fit for all your outdoor equipment and clothing.” A traditional feed store for large and small animals, West Lebanon Feed & Supply has an extensive product offering. Curt and Sharon Jacques have owned the business for 20 years and have transformed it into a destination store. Whether you need food for Fido or a new bird feeder, the expansive post and beam construction, wonderful agricultural antiques, and old signs make it worth the trip. You can also find lawn and garden products, rubber boots, maple syrup, local cheeses, and much more. For the children, head to Nature Calls, an education, nature, and science driven toy store. Owner Liz Staples has organized the fun and colorful store by subject, making it easy to find special toys that meet your child’s interests. There are wonderful kits for the junior scientist, games, building toys, bird feeders, books, and posters. Find image at www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
Hobbies 'N' Stuff
Are you in the market for a new remotecontrol race car, caboose, or rocket? Maybe you need replacement parts or repair service. Hobbies 'N' Stuff is a favorite of hobbyists. The store carries a unique line of hands-on hobby and art supplies. There are very few hobby stores left in the country, and Hobbies 'N' Stuff is one of the oldest and largest in New England. Owner A.J. Maranville Jr. assures customers, “We focus on quality products that are built to last.” Family-owned Hubert’s Family Outfitters has been serving the Upper Valley since 1972. District manager Dawn Safford says, “We have a strong commitment to customer service. The owners are in the store, helping customers and making sure that all the staff are knowledgeable and can answer questions.” From head to foot, Hubert’s is a store for the entire family, with onesies for newborns and casual clothing and shoes for kids, teens, and adults. “We pride ourselves on selling casual wear and sports wear that you can buy with confidence—confidence that it will last,” says Dawn. 74 i m a g e •
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Country Kids Clothing has children’s clothing and accessories for an active lifestyle. “We strive to offer outstanding customer service,” owner Liz Joyce says, “and help families find beautiful clothing that kids can actually play in.” She works closely with the Tea line. Twice a year, the designers take inspiration from a different country and culture. This spring it’s Morocco. The clothes are a fun way to show children that the world is becoming a smaller place. In addition, Liz is always on the lookout for new products for moms and kids designed by “mompreneurs.”
Country Kids Clothing
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If you are looking for classic clothing or handcrafted jewelry with a bit of an edge, give Phoenix Rising a look. Owner Pam Thomas says, “We look for natural fibers that wear well and last forever. Eileen Fisher’s clothing is the cornerstone of the store. It has the beautiful fabrics, colors, and detailing that make her clothing special.”
After all that shopping, you certainly deserve a treat, and with Easter around the corner, a trip to the Lindt Chocolate store is a must. Christine Bullen, vice president, says, “Not only is the selection incredible, but store visitors are also treated to samples and tasting tips from our Lindt Chocolate Advisors!” No Easter basket is complete without a Lindt gold bunny. While you’re at it, don’t forget to stock up on truffles and other fine chocolates for Mother’s Day and spring entertaining. a
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Board & Basket 10 Benning Street West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-5813 Mon–Sat 9am–6pm Sun 11am–4pm Country Kids Clothing PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 790-8168 Mon–Wed 9:30am–6pm Thu–Sat 9:30am–8pm Sun 11am–5pm Eastern Mountain Sports PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-7716 Mon–Wed 9:30am–6pm Thu–Sat 9:30am–8pm Sun 10am–6pm
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Hobbies 'N' Stuff Glen Road Plaza 55 Main Street West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-6111 Mon–Sat 10am–5pm
Hubert’s Family Outfitters 410 Miracle Mile Lebanon, NH (603) 448-6549 Mon–Sat 9:30am–9pm Sun 11am–5pm Jewelia PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-9988 Mon–Wed 9:30am–6pm Thu–Sat 9:30am–8pm Sun 11am–5pm Kindle Nook 16 High Street Lebanon, NH (603) 448-3995 Tue–Sat 10am–5:30pm Lindt Chocolate PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-5866 Mon–Sun 10am–6pm L.L. Bean PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-6975 Mon–Wed 9:30am–6pm Thu–Sat 9:30am–8pm Sun 11am–5pm Mouse Menagerie North Country Plaza North Plainfield Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-7090 Mon–Sat 10am–8pm Sun 10am–5pm
Nature Calls PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-5522 Mon–Thu 9:30am–6pm Fri–Sat 9:30am–8pm Sun 10am–5pm Omer & Bob’s 20 Hanover Street Lebanon, NH (603) 448-3522 Mon–Fri 9am–6pm Sat 9am–5pm Sun 11am–4pm Phoenix Rising PowerHouse Mall 8 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-6182 Mon–Thu 9:30am–6pm Fri–Sat 9:30am–8pm Sun 11am–4pm The Country Cobbler Glen Road Plaza 1 Glen Road West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-8800 Mon–Fri 10am–6pm Sat 10am–5pm West Lebanon Feed & Supply 12 Railroad Avenue West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-8600 Mon–Sat 8am–6pm
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living well BY KATHERINE P. COX PHOTOS BY MOUNTAIN GRAPHICS EXCEPT AS NOTED
Vermont Facial Aesthetics “ S U CC E SS I S W H E N N O O N E N OT I C E S .”
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Dr. Carol Boerner
BUSINESS IS GOOD AT VERMONT FACIAL AESTHETICS, but it’s not because of word of mouth. “We’re a well-kept secret,” saysDr. Carol Boerner, owner of the medical spa on Main Street in Norwich. People don’t want their friends to know they go there, she says with a smile, and in many cases, their faces won’t give them away. That’s because the cosmetic work done at the spa is subtle, gently erasing the wear and tear on aging skin. “Success is when no one notices,” says Dr. Carol, as she’s known. People come for all kinds of reasons, she notes, but that 50th birthday is a major impetus. Many of her clients are women in the workforce who fear they might be at a disadvantage if they look older. “I get women in power in their 50s who look around and say, ‘I have to look like I can compete,’” says Dr. Carol. A new relationship or a high school reunion—regardless of the motivation—at Vermont Facial Aesthetics patients can choose from a menu of treatments that will give them a more youthful appearance without the telltale signs of “work.” 4
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living well Near right: The massage and Exilis treatment room is where fat is melted away, skin is tightened, and muscles are relaxed.
issues. “This gives me a baseline to start treating the skin,” she says. “My concern is to have an honest discussion about what the client wants to achieve.” Sorensen takes the time to get to know you as well as your skin.
ULTIMATE SKIN CARE PAMPER YOURSELF WITH A FACIAL Susan Sorensen takes skin care to the ultimate level. She provides therapy for the skin as well as a luxurious spa experience. “Facials are about skin health and keeping skin healthy, and using quality ingredients to achieve healthy skin,” she says. “There are so many benefits to taking care of your skin.” The first appointment begins with an in-depth consultation that examines lifestyle, health, cosmetic products used, skin history, and individual skin
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MAKING YOUR SKIN SING Then the fun begins. She wraps you mummy-style in a sheet and begins the process of first cleansing the skin properly. She uses an olive oil-based cleansing oil to remove any makeup, followed by a cleanser chosen by skin type and condition to cleanse the skin. A gentle exfoliant follows to remove excess surface cells, help improve skin texture, stimulate cell renewal, and reduce signs of premature aging. One exfoliant she uses that’s good for aging skin contains rice bran, which brightens the skin and helps even out skin tone, and plant enzymes, which further stimulate shedding of dead skin. Then, using an oil that contains olive oil, fruit, and grape seed oil, she begins a very gentle massage of the face, neck, and décolleté. The upper arms receive a gentle massage as well. It’s the longest part of the facial. “Massage stimulates muscle tone and circulation to move toxins out of the skin,” she explains. A masque is then applied for about 10 minutes. An anti-aging masque that contains vitamins A, C, and E is used to restore and repair damaged skin. A moisturizer based on skin type, an eye cream, and an SPF 30 formulated specifically for the face rounds out the treatment. Facials usually take about an hour and a quarter and range from the
basic European facial to an anti-aging treatment and a skin clearing treatment. Sorensen uses Dermalogica, a line of skin care products that she likes because of its high quality and purity of ingredients. It’s also a line she is experienced with and knows well. Her facials are relaxing and make your skin sing—when you’re done, you look truly rejuvenated—but Sorensen feels it’s also important to educate her clients about how they can best maintain healthy skin to keep that refreshed appearance. “Eighty percent of the way your skin looks is what you’re doing at home,” she says, offering basic guidelines for maintaining healthy skin. “To properly care for the skin, you need to use products formulated for your skin type and condition. Skin type is hereditary; condition is the way your skin is at any given time. We recommend taking flaxseed oil because it has a high concentration of fatty acids that are good for hair, nail, and skin health. Never use soap; it strips fats from your face. Use a cleanser formulated for your skin type and condition. SPF 30 is your best friend; wear it year-round, even when it’s raining or snowing.” Using the proper products, Sorensen recommends cleansing twice a day, using a moisturizer twice a day, exfoliating daily (depending on skin condition) if your skin can tolerate it, and using an eye cream for the delicate area under the eye. She also recommends a good facial at least every four weeks to maintain a radiant, youthful look. It’s not just about pampering yourself, although that’s an important benefit of visiting Sorensen too. “You will see results. You won’t see signs of aging.”
A Team of Three
Dr. Carol expertly performs these treatments, which include botulinum procedures (Botox and Xeomin) that relax the muscles that cause wrinkles; dermal fillers that re-inflate skin that has sagged as part of the aging process; and micro needling, which stimulates collagen production and is good for overthe-lip lines, age spots, wrinkles, and texture. Skin therapist Susan Sorensen provides comprehensive skin care that includes European, anti-aging, and skin-clearing facials as well as LED light therapy, ultrasonic facials, and chemical peels. Massage therapist Nadia Jean does body sculpting for tummies, muffin tops, and thighs while Sorensen, a licensed esthetician, does facial Exilis for sagging jawlines and heavy eyelid skin. Sorenson and Boerner work as a team, and the patient is part of that team in determining the best course of treatment based on careful skin analysis, in-depth consultation, and the patient’s expectations. “The most amazing thing for women of our generation is that we can control how we age. That’s an incredible amount of power,” Dr. Carol says. She’s a huge proponent of women doing whatever it takes to make them feel confident and attractive. “We try to make it easy for people to look their best,” she adds. To that end, she created a medical spa that is comfortable and cozy. There is no reception desk; instead you enter an inviting sitting room of soft colors, Find image at www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
elegant cushioned easy chairs, books, and scented candles. The skin therapy room and Dr. Carol’s treatment room are down a carpeted hallway. “We want to be posh, private, and personal. I created a place where you go to feel special and come out looking really good,” Dr. Carol says.
Every Face a Work of Art
A warm, friendly, and outgoing woman who practices what she preaches, Dr. Carol opened the spa two years ago following a career-changing accident. An ophthalmologist in Boston, she broke her wrist and could no longer do ophthalmic surgery. “What am I going to do with the rest of my life?” she wondered, and then decided, “I want to do something that makes people happy.” She went back to school for cosmetic medicine, shadowed famous doctors, and first opened as a one82 i m a g e •
Elegant and comfortable living room at Vermont Facial Aesthetics.
person cosmetic medical facility. As the business began to grow, she considered a spa component and soon met Susan Sorensen. The two are philosophically aligned in their zeal to help women not only look better but also feel better. They promote a healthy lifestyle and advise patients about products such as vitamins and supplements as well as the skin care products they consider to be the highest quality. “We’re interested in what’s causing your wrinkles. I talk to people about their health, diet, hydration, and skin care,” Dr. Carol says. “Here you get a total body health and aging consult.” Your face reflects your lifestyle, she adds, and she suggests people get eight hours of sleep a night, drink eight glasses of water a day, eat as healthfully as possible (“if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it”), use 30 SPF Find image at www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
sunscreen, and take flaxseed oil. Vermont Facial Aesthetics is one of only two medical spas in the state—the other is in Burlington—and the facility is clearly filling a niche in the region. Dr. Carol says her patients run the gamut from farmers to CEOs. During an initial consult, Dr. Carol analyzes treatment options with patients and discusses the results they hope to accomplish. “We always treat what bothers them, but we also want them to consider something else they may not have thought about.” In most cases, the results are subtle. “We want you to look like you haven’t aged. We keep the movement in the face and expression, but not deep wrinkles.” Maggie Moore-West of Lyme has been coming to the medi-spa for several months. “Dr. Carol has a way of viewing every face as a work of art and is incredibly supportive and realistic about offering advice,” she says. Moore-West, 68, admits she went in with trepidation, but she is thrilled with her experience. She has regular facials with Susan Sorensen and has had some filler treatments. “Now I’m going to try micro needling,” she says. “Dr. Carol is phenomenal. She and Susan are great together.” Moore-West said she first went to the spa “because my husband, who’s older than me, looks younger. I said ‘I’m going to do something about this.’ The irony is that I decided to do this because I wanted to look younger, but I realized that it was all about how I liked how I looked, not how others viewed me. Very liberating.” Treatments aren’t inexpensive, but people should consider it an investment in themselves, Dr. Carol says. “People say to me, ‘You gave me back my selfconfidence.’” For women worried about being overlooked in their jobs, “I can help you succeed,” she says. “We go the extra mile to make you feel good and look your best.” a
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community BY ELIZABETH KELSEY PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS LOVELL COURTESY OF UPPER VALLEY HAVEN
Bob Coyle (second from left) of Stella’s Italian Kitchen and his staff and friends prepare delicious dishes for the crowd.
CHEFS OF THE VALLEY FUNDRAISER BENEFITS THE UPPER VALLEY HAVEN
Every month of May for the past seven years, more than 300 people have attended the Chefs of the Valley gala at the Quechee Club to support the Upper Valley Haven. Guests mingle throughout the clubhouse as well as on the outside deck and patio, artisans display their wares, musicians play, and as many as 30 chefs serve up everything from baklava to sea scallops with pickled jicama and clementines, to lobster and wild ramp gougère. It is a food-centered event that addresses the very lack of sustenance—and shelter—of many people in the Upper Valley. www.mountainviewpublishing.com • 85
Whatâ€™s the recipe for fun? Combine over 25 chefs and artisan cheesemakers, live music, a large silent auction, a beautiful setting, and plenty of complimentary wine and beer. Next, mix in a hungry crowd of discerning foodies, and voila! This is an event no one wants to miss!
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A Community Safety Net
The White River Junction nonprofit known as the Haven is a community safety net—a source for food, shelter, and other basic resources when families and individuals have nowhere else to turn. But according to Karina McNamara, associate director of development and communications, it is much more. “Since I started working at the Haven about four years ago, we’ve seen an increase in the use of all of our services,” she says. “The number of households served in our Food Shelf alone has gone from 773 to 3,620. People who have never needed to know about the Haven are coming for that extra bit of food, or help with an electric bill, or with the hope of finding a special sweater for a child. www.mountainviewpublishing.com •
community With the support of the community, the Haven helps people overcome the barriers that keep them from moving forward in life.” That’s why Bruce MacLeod, chef at Norwich’s Carpenter and Main Restaurant, wanted to use his skills to support the organization. He founded Chefs of the Valley in 2007. “Basically, the Haven is my favorite charity,” he says. “It does a wonderful, very important job for the society as a whole and for this area.”
Cooking for a Good Cause
MacLeod came up with the idea for Chefs of the Valley after his involvement with the national organization Share Our Strength, which fights childhood hunger. He likens the occasion to “a large cocktail party.” “One of the things I like about it,” MacLeod says, “is we don’t really have events like this in the Upper Valley. The chefs here, we’re all in our little restaurants. I’ve worked in cities where chefs from different restaurants meet at a bar after work and talk about their night, but we don’t have that here because most places are so spread out. It’s nice to go someplace to see your peers.” Skip Symanski and Jane Carrier, owners of Elixir, postponed the grand opening of the White River Junction restaurant in 2009 so they could participate in the event. “Jane and I—our feeling is you can’t just be a business in a community,” Symanski says. “You have to be part of a community, and this is a great community event and a great charity.” Brett Peltzer of Peltzer Capital Management in Norwich agrees. He’s sponsored Chefs of the Valley throughout his three-year tenure on the Haven’s board. “For all the chefs and vendors who participate, it’s just a fun way for them to show off the food they want to prepare that day,” Peltzer says. “It’s turned into a social event for a lot of people in the Upper Valley, and I like supporting it because it’s just so upbeat.” a JOIN THE FUN Sunday, May 4, 2014 The Quechee Club $75 per person ($65 before April 1) Register online: www.uppervalleyhaven. org/chefs2014. To learn more about the Haven, visit uppervalleyhaven.org. 88 i m a g e •
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Theatreworks ArtsPower’s Four Score & Seven Years Ago
Claremont Opera House, 10am
arts & enter tainment
Through March 23 Good People Info: www.northernstage.org Briggs Opera House March 19 Keb’ Mo’ Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm March 19 ArtsPower’s Four Score & Seven Years Ago Info: www.claremontoperahouse.org Claremont Opera House, 10am March 20 Preschool Program: Journey from Sap to Syrup Info: www.nature-museum.org Nature Museum at Grafton, 10am March 20 Native Bumblebees: A Free Talk with Sara Zahendra Info: www.nature-museum.org Nature Museum at Grafton, 7pm March 21 Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 10am March 23 Nick Chandler and Delivered Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 2pm
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Comedian Bob Marley Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm
April 19 Joan Osborne Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm March 21
Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch
April 19–20 Five-Colleges Book Sale Info: fi ve-collegesbooksale.org Lebanon High School, 19, 9am–5pm; 20, 10am–4pm (half-price day)
Lebanon Opera House, 10am
April 25–27 The Sleeping Beauty: A Treasured Fairy Tale Info: lwww.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 25 & 26, 7pm; 27, 2:30pm
April 2–May 4 The Spitfire Grill Info: www.northernstage.org Briggs Opera House
April 12 The Johnny Clegg Band Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm
April 5 Comedian Paul D’Angelo Info: www.claremontoperahouse.org Claremont Opera House, 7:30pm
April 12 Café 58: America’s Most Wanted Info: www.claremontoperahouse.org Claremont Opera House, 7pm
April 11 Comedian Bob Marley Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm
April 17 Preschool Program: Planet Protector, Superhero at Work Info: www.nature-museum.org Nature Museum at Grafton, 10am
April 28 Charlotte’s Web Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 10am May 2–4 & 9–11 Everybody Loves Opal Info: www.oldchurchtheater.org Old Church Theater
The Pick is sponsored by St. Johnsbury Academy
The Johnny Cleg Band Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm
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May 12 Mayhem Poets Info: www.lebanonoperahouse.org Lebanon Opera House, 10am May 15 Preschool Program: Animal Babies Info: www.nature-museum.org Nature Museum at Grafton, 10am May 17 NECA Presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale Info: www.claremontoperahouse.org Claremont Opera House, 1 & 7pm May 20 Theatreworks USA: Peter Pan Info: www.claremontoperahouse.org Claremont Opera House, 10am May 24 Spirits of Claremont 250 Info: www.claremontoperahouse.org Claremont Opera House, 7pm
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March 30 Theatreworks USA: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon Spaulding Auditorium, 3pm April 3 Imani Winds with Jason Moran, Piano Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm April 4–5 Jakop Ahlbom Company: Lebensraum (Habitat) The Moore Theater, 8pm
Theatreworks USA: Peter Pan Claremont Opera House, 10am
Theatreworks USA: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
Spaulding Auditorium, 3pm
June 5–8 5th Annual Straw Hat Review Info: nlbarn.org New London Barn Playhouse June 5–8 & 12–14 Arms and the Man Info: www.NNERTC.org Sawyer Center Theater, Colby-Sawyer College
Hopkins Center Highlights Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (603) 646-2422 www.hop.dartmouth.edu
March 26 Arditti Quartet Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm March 26–27 Israel Galván The Moore Theater, 7pm
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Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
Spaulding Auditorium, 8pm
April 5 HopStop Family Series: Imani Winds Alumni Hall, 11am April 16 Gabriela Montero, Piano Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm April 27 Dartmouth College Gospel Choir Spaulding Auditorium, 2pm May 1 Martha Redbone Roots Project Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm May 3 HopStop Family Series: Dartmouth Native Dance Society & The Occom Pond Singers Hopkins Center Plaza, 11am May 3 Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Spaulding Auditorium, 8pm May 4 Dallas Childrenâ€™s Theater: Stuart Little Spaulding Auditorium, 3pm May 10 Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble Spaulding Auditorium, 8pm
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Dallas Children’s Theater: Stuart Little
Spaulding Auditorium, 3pm
World Music Percussion Ensemble Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm
May 17 Handel Society of Dartmouth College Spaulding Auditorium, 8pm May 21 World Music Percussion Ensemble Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm May 24 Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra Spaulding Auditorium, 8pm
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Nathan Weschler 58 Nature Calls 9 & 31 New London Gallery 27 New London Inn 81 Newport Chevrolet Buick GMC 5 NNE Repertory Theatre 83 Nonni’s Italian Eatery 48 Northcape Design Build 38 Northern Motorsports 77 Old Hampshire Designs 40 Omer & Bob’s 31 On Stage 30 Osborne’s Marine 29 Phoenix Rising Boutique 12 PowerHouse Mall 30 Purple Crayon/Artistree 92 Rare Essentials 37 Red Roof Frame Shop 31 Revered Painting 88 River Stones 59 Riverlight Builders 71 Rockingham Electric 11 Santaviacca Dental 65 Schell Noble 14 Simpson & Mulligan 12 Springfield Medical Center Inside front cover St. Johnsbury Academy 91 Sugar River Savings Bank 14 Sugarbush Resort Golf Club 50 Summer Music Associates 46 Sunapee Getaways 39 Systems Plus Computers 72 The Carriage Shed 81 The Country Cobbler 30 The Fort at No. 4 66 The Granite Group, The Ultimate Bath Store 15 The Hanover Inn 39 The Inn at Weathersfield 46 The Mouse Menagerie 30 The Retreat at Goldenview 42 The Shattuck Golf Club 51 The Shoetorium 31 The Taylor-Palmer Agency 71 The Vernondale General Store 57 The Woodlands 73 Tip Top Tire 88 TK Sportswear 84 Topstitch 92 Upper Valley Aquatic Center 48 Upper Valley Haven 36 Upper Valley Ride 72 Vermont Facial Aesthetics 63 Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT & NH 47 Vitt Brannen Loftus 76 Wealth Conservatory 73 West Lebanon Supply 30 White River Family Eye Care 58 William Smith Auctioneers 29 Wilson Tire 94 Window Improvement Masters 766 WISE 70 Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club 50 Woodstock Inn & Spa 92
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