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Top US Cities for Luxury Real Estate Investment

Top US Cities for Luxury Real Estate Investment

When it comes to real estate investment, the adage is still true location, location, location. Asset management company Candy & Candy recently released the 2014 Global Prime Sector report. This document, produced in collaboration with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, highlights the best locations for luxury real estate investments throughout the world. In a list that included Hong Kong, Dublin and Tel Aviv as alpha cities or rising stars, three U.S. cities made the list.

Great Places to Take Summer Visitors

Great Places to Take Summer Visitors

Will this summer find you hosting guests from afar? When you’ve spent enough time barbecuing on the patio or lounging by the pool, have a few excursions planned to show your visitors some of the best places in the Hanover area and beyond. Read on for a few of our favorite places to show off to visitors.

Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors

Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors

As your family is enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Learn the proper steps to keep the threat of poisonous plants away from your family and property. Ashton Ritchie, Lawn & Garden Expert and Author offers this expert advice for protecting your family.

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Top Golf Gadgets: Are You Ready for the Season?

Top Golf Gadgets: Are You Ready for the Season?

Are you an avid golfer, or maybe just getting started? Either way, you’re probably looking to improve your game this season. There are a lot of new gadgets on the market designed to help! Check out several of them below.

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Home Alone: Preparing Your House for Sitters

While people are travelling for summer vacations, a lot of homes are left empty. That’s more opportunities for break-ins, property damage and theft. Hiring a housesitter helps keep your home fires burning and the burglars at bay. However, you’ll want to address these items first before handing over the keys to your personal kingdom.

A Right to Shoes

A Right to Shoes

Every young girl loves the tale of Cinderella. Who wouldn’t want to meet a handsome, charming prince to sweep her off her glass-slippered feet? Once this early bit of fairytale fetishizing is taken on board, the message is clear get the right pair of shoes, and everything you could ever possibly want is yours.

Going Greener

Going Greener

Most Americans get about two servings of vegetables per day. That pales in comparison to the five-to-seven servings per day that are recommended. Think about when you eat vegetables—as a side with dinner? Maybe a salad for lunch? Vegetables have many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the body needs, as well as fiber for a happy, healthy digestive tract. Dark, leafy greens are particularly good for you and contain substances called phytonutrients that research has shown to have properties that may protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer. They are also good sources of iron, folate, and vitamins A and C. In addition, managing weight is easier when you consume more vegetables because you can eat more of them to satisfy hunger without adding a lot of fat and calories. So how can you incorporate more greens in your diet? Read on for some tips.

When You Can't Have a Pet: How Animal Lovers Can Still Spend Time With Furry Friends

When You Can’t Have a Pet: How Animal Lovers Can Still Spend Time With Furry Friends

Numerous studies have shown that having a pet improves your health. You gain both physical and emotional benefits, including exercise, increased allergen tolerance and lowered stress levels plus, everybody knows that animals just put us in a better mood. They don’t care that you left the house 12 hours ago, didn’t make that important deadline at work or forgot to return a phone call. All they care about is that you are here, now, in this moment.

Make a Plate (and Eat From It, Too!) A Trip to Tip Top

Make a Plate (and Eat From It, Too!) A Trip to Tip Top

Artfully designed and at the top of its class, Tip Top Pottery and Tip Top Café are a dynamic combo. The first is a studio to satisfy all your artistic whims. From kids’ ceramic-painting parties to Ladies Night Out, Tip Top Pottery plays host. Right next-door is the chic Tip Top Café, serving up gourmet dishes in a sleek yet organic manner. Come visit this corner of the newly vibrant and artistic White River Junction for your next outing.

4 Midwest Adventures for Mental Rejuvenation & Natural Healing

4 Midwest Adventures for Mental Rejuvenation & Natural Healing

Lounging under a canopy of trees with the sunshine streaming through or adventuring down a Wisconsin river on a thrilling whitewater rafting trip can be just what you need to unwind and recharge. Sharing the company of Mother Nature is one of the best ways to find respite and replenish a depleted self. Here are four destinations in the beautiful Midwest to flee reality and restoring mind, body and soul.

Review: Heart Rate Monitor Watches

Review: Heart Rate Monitor Watches

Monitoring your heart rate ensures that your exercise reaches your target heart rate without exceeding it. The purpose of heart rate monitors is to make sure the change in your heart rate is sufficient for you to stay healthy. A heart rate monitor watch is ideal because it is easy to remember as part of a schedule and has multiple purposes. These watches can accurately take your pulse as you go, something that is less reliable on a smartphone or other mobile device.

A Trip Around the World for Nachos

A Trip Around the World for Nachos

When you think of nachos, you probably think of the standard bar fare¬—a plate of tortilla chips piled high with avocado, beans, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, and maybe your choice of meat—all very tasty, but kind of boring. Everyone has eaten those nachos, and most people love them. However, you can easily step it up and serve easy-to-prepare, unconventional nachos at your next get-together or for a quick and easy dinner.

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Jan25

SPECIAL TOUR

In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
Michael Taylor, Director, Hood Museum of Art.
When: Sat January 25 - Sun January 25 2015
Where: The Hood
Aug22

Evan Cary ~ Flamenco Guitar Concert

Accomplished flamenco guitarist and composer, Evan Cary will be giving a concert in the Parish Hall of the Norwich Congregational Church on Friday August 22 at 7pm. Evan will perform a variety of traditional flamenco music for solo guitar and his own compositions.
When: Fri August 22
Aug24

Story Swap with The Naked Verb- 7 Summits for a Wish Fundraiser

Tell a story, listen, and step back into history as we swap stories at the Enfield Shaker Museum on August 24th! Storyoke with The Naked Verb will be at the Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH on August 24th from 3:30-5:00 pm.
When: Sun August 24
Aug30

Town of Hanover/Dartmouth College 5th Annual Community Yard Sale

“Neighbors helping neighbors through re-use and recycling” Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10am – 2pm ~ Rain or Shine
Dewey Field Parking Lot, Dewey Field Rd, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755

Vendors - please click on this link for the registration form & information sheet.
When: Sat August 30
Where:
Aug30

Market Madness Street Fair

Come enjoy an old fashioned Vermont Street Fair. Live music, food and drink, arts and crafts, a collector car display (50+ cars,) an antique farm tractor display, farmer's market, kid's activity corner (including an obstacle course,) an ice cream social and more. Located
on Main Street in downtown Springfield. FREE admission. Presented by Springfield on the Move.
When: Sat August 30
Sep04

Annual Raffel & Summer Fun Raiser at Clearmont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

Annual Raffle! If you did not receive tickets in mail please all 603.5433290. Drawing will be on Thursday Sept. 4th at 5:00pmAt the Soup Kitchen.
When: Thu September 4
Sep05

Fundraiser

A fun family event featuring music and the arts benefiting The Haven, VINS, and Second Growth.
When: Fri September 5
Sep05

Bakers' Harvest Tasting Supper

Savor specialties from the Upper Valley's most popular restaurants, enjoy a glass of wine or local brew, celebrate fresh foods, and combat hunger in Vermont. All proceeds for this tasting supper to benefit Hunger Free Vermont.
When: Fri September 5
Sep06

Bakers' Harvest Festival

Join us at the 2nd Annual Bakers’ Harvest Festival at King Arthur Flour’s Bakery, Store, and School on September 6th, from 10am–4pm. This year’s festival will include live entertainment, hourly raffles, and vendor sampling/selling of delicious local eats. King Arthur Flour is kicking off the baking season with hands-on baking education, interactive activities for kids and adults, and the ever popular professional live baking competition —aka SCRATCHED. The festival has something for everyone—you won’t want to miss this exciting event.
When: Sat September 6
Sep13

22nd Glory days festival

Glory Days Festival celebrates its 22nd year as a family oriented, fun-filled, day long festival of the railroading and transportation modes of the past, present & future. Free Admission. The Amtrak Exhibit Train is coming to Glory Days Festival. Climb aboard and tour a free exhibit to learn about Amtrak’s history and catch a glimpse into the company’s future.
When: Sat September 13
Sep14

Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge

Come sample 30 competing Mac & Cheese dishes of top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Just $12 ($15 if purchased at the door) for the event where you can sample every recipe and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award!
When: Sun September 14
Sep27

11th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture, Woodworking & Forest Festival

September 27 & 28th. Sat 9:30-5:00pm; Sun 10-4:30pm Attend Vermont’s Forest to table event! From walking through the Mt.
Tom Forest at Vermont’s National Park to shopping amongst the finest woodworkers & furniture makers in the nation, join us! Find great home decorating tips, buy unique Vermont made gifts, & visit with the talented craftspeople of Vermont!
When: Sat September 27
Oct03

Upper Valley Oktoberfest

The Hanover Lions Club will be hosting a celebration of New England
Craft Brewers and Local Food Artisans at the Upper Valley Oktoberfest. Tastings from 17 breweries and brew pubs with over 50 brands while savoring delicious local cheese, meats, breads and other delicacies. Entry fees $35. Tickets can be bought from the website. Attendance limited to the first 500 signups. All proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the Lions´ local charities and scholarships. We will also be holding a silent auction with many gift certificates to area restaurants, country stores, and pubs.
When: Fri October 3
Oct17

Dartmouth Homecoming & Bonfire 2014

Join us in Hanover this fall
and relive the magic of your alma mater. Time TBD.
When: Fri October 17
Oct26

CHaD Hero Half marathon & Ripcord 5K

Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Hanover, NH. The 9th Annual CHaD HERO raises money to benefit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).
When: Sun October 26
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