There aren’t many basic necessities that everyone needs in life: water, food, clothing, shelter. For families with children who need medical care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, comfortable and convenient shelter can be hard to find. Fortunately for them, David’s House has been offering a home away from home to families facing a health crisis since 1986. The home is named in honor of David Cyr, who lost his battle against leukemia at the young age of five. In founding the house, David’s family made a promise to other families that struggle to find shelter close to DHMC. To date, David’s House has sheltered 12,101 families and counting.
On March 15, 16, and 17, Hanover will host its annual HomeLife Expo right at the heart of the Dartmouth campus. The Expo fills the Leverone Field House for three days, drawing Upper Valley businesses eager to publicize and market their wares locally. For its 35th anniversary, the Expo will enjoy a two-year renovation and redesign. This annual event is a great opportunity to try and buy new tools, learn new skills, meet people, and have fun! Bring the whole family and come explore. It’s a great cure for late-winter cabin fever.
Aside from the United States of America and Harvard University, not many institutions can claim to have thrived for at least two centuries, but very soon, Kimball Union Academy will be added to that exclusive list. Located in Meriden Village, New Hampshire, KUA is a private coed boarding and day school, 316 students strong. As its bicentennial year dawns, the Kimball Union community celebrates its rich history, lively present, and promising future.
With the end of October approaching, Halloween and trick-or-treating are nearly upon us. When it comes to preventing injury and keeping your kids safe on Halloween, repeated and consistent teaching is the key to a happy holiday. Parents may be placing their children at risk by not talking to them about safety. While they’ve likely heard the drill before, it pays to repeat it every year. This month, take the time to review safe behaviors with your kids before they head out trick-or-treating. Follow these tips and you and your little ghosts and goblins will have a stress-free, fun-filled Halloween!
Each town in the Upper Valley has its own unique charms and each is worthy of a visit. In fact, if you love to explore the road less traveled, there’s no better place to start than in this pastoral area of New England.To whet your appetite, here are a few facts and highlights about several of these towns.
As summer draws to a close, the harvest is just beginning. Brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, sweet corn, berries of every color, and new apples are now starting to pile up at local farm stands and markets. And if one basketful a week is not enough fresh produce for you, don’t fret! You can get your farmers’ market fix every day of the week without venturing too far from home