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5 New Must Watch TV Shows This Fall

5 New Must Watch TV Shows This Fall

When summer draws to a close and fall begins, we are blessed with quite a few wonderful things – cooler temps, beautiful foliage . . . and new television series! Between September and October, there are new series starting on almost every major network. Read on to find out which ones are on our must-watch list this season!


Sweeter Than Pie: 5 Creative Ways To Use Apples

When autumn offers its bounty of apples, it seems a shame not to accept. But after near-daily servings of applesauce, apple slices, baked apples, and even pie, your family may be calling for a moratorium. You can spice up a bushel or two of apples with any of these creative ideas including recipes, crafts, and more. And with this newly found apple zeal, you’ll be sure to meet your apple-a-day requirement. Bite in!

How to Find the Right Canine Companion for Hunting

How to Find the Right Canine Companion for Hunting

Dogs make excellent hunting companions. They can point, flush, track, run and retrieve game, serving as a valuable helper. If you plan to join the 13.7 million hunters in the U.S., according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and want a dog by your side, follow these tips to find the right one.

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Trend Watch 2014 - Build, Remodel & Decorate

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Attract Prospective Home Buyers By Improving Your Curb Appeal

Prospective buyers often make the decision to view a home based on exterior photographs on a Realtor’s website or a quick drive-by. A welcoming homescape makes a powerful, appealing first impression. Enhancing key landscape elements such as walkways and entrance ways adds enormous appeal as does cleaning up your backyard which is often an important outdoor living space for families to relax, play ball, and barbecue. So before putting your home on the market, review your landscape for these curb appeal detractors and improvers.

Upper Valley Yoga Studios: A Yogi’s Quest

Upper Valley Yoga Studios: A Yogi’s Quest

The Upper Valley is filled with busy, successful people driven by sometimes-hectic schedules, so yoga studios are necessarily prevalent. Whether you practice it every day as part of your exercise program or once a week to clear your mind and restore balance to your life, yoga provides generous health benefits of all kinds. No one is too old or too young, too fit, flabby, stiff, stretchy, happy, or moody for yoga; everyone can grow in the studio. So choose your antidote from the list below and bid farewell to whatever ails you: back pain, stress, inflexibility, or lack of energy. You will sweat, burn, twist, breathe, and, most importantly, smile. Enjoy your journey and namaste!

Perfect Hikes in the Upper Valley

Perfect Hikes in the Upper Valley

Whether you’re a walker, speed walker, jogger, or mountain biker, the Upper Valley has more than enough wooded trails to enjoy endless miles of activity. Especially in summer, these parks, trails, and preserves offer cooling shade, restful quiet, and close contact with the beauty of Northern New England. When you have exhausted this list, browse the complete selection of Upper Valley trails at Trail Finder; I hope you’ll find this resource as useful as I did!

Family Bonding

The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

American families are returning to traditional family bonding. In 2012, the Columbia University Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) made the case that regular family dinners led to a decreased risk of teen substance abuse. Parents and children are finding comfort and safety within the inner sanctum of the immediate family. A good way to nurture these bonds is to find activities, hobbies and interests to enjoy together. Here are some great family-friendly activities.

Dynamic Exercises & Tips To Help Create A Healthy Spine For Your Pregnancy

Dynamic Exercises & Tips To Help Create A Healthy Pregnancy

Ever wish you could wear a sign throughout your pregnancy that reads, “thanks, but no thanks, for the unsolicited advice.” With advice pouring in around every corner, sometimes it’s hard to know who to listen to. However, advice even experts can agree on is that regular exercise throughout pregnancy has been shown to balance emotions, improve labor and help reduce pregnancy and post-pregnancy back pain. Health and wellness doesn’t go out the door once you put on maternity pants. Laser Spine Institute offers diet and fitness tips that can help you on your journey. Take those tips, and our suggestions (we promise not to give any of our baby name preferences!) to improve spinal health to enjoy your pregnancy.

Top Sites for Getting the Best Deals

Top Sites for Getting the Best Deals

It’s safe to say that everyone loves a good deal, and considering that we are still recovering from the effects of the last big economic downturn, it’s smart to be on the lookout for the best bargains. With the cost of living rising and most of our salaries failing to keep pace, hunting for great deals has become a daily practice for many. Fortunately, over the past decade or so many resources have surfaced to make our search faster and easier. Nowadays, you can find a bargain for pretty much anything—from technology to home decor and fitness memberships to meals. How can you capitalize on the best deals out there? Read on to find out.

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Calendar of Events



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

The Celebration of Chad Denning's Life Event

Please join us on Saturday, September 20, to honor and remember Chad Denning with a trail race and picnic. All are invited to attend one or both of the events.

Chad Denning was truly an inspiration. We will never forget his kindness, his spirit, and his smile. We hope you will join us to celebrate his life. It was far too short, but it was so full of adventures of every kind. Donations will be accepted at both the race and the picnic, or you can mail donations to:

The Chad Denning Family Fund
Ledyard Bank
67 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Checks should be made payable to Becky Denning.
When: Sat September 20

7 Barrel Brewery-The Happy Paint Brush

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early so you can order your favorite Beverage , dinner or appetizer ! Then prepare to have a great time ! We start right at 6pm. $35.00
When: Mon September 22

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

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

Dartmouth Homecoming & Bonfire 2014

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

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

Upper Valley Signature Chefs Auction for March of Dimes

The 4th Annual Upper Valley Signature Chefs Auction will be held at the elegant Hanover Inn. Discerning guests will sample the specialties of acclaimed regional chefs, and enjoy live and silent auctions where one can bid on items such as dining, travel, sporting and musical entertainment packages - all to benefit the New Hampshire March of Dimes.
When: Sun November 2
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