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!
As the weather ripens, so too do nature’s jewels—sweet, luscious berries! Here in the Upper Valley, berries are begging to be picked. Lucky for us, there are more than a handful of farms that offer customers the satisfying experience of picking and eating their own berries. Whether you’re a sucker for sweet strawberries, seedy raspberries, or petite blueberries, you can pick, jam, can, and bake with berries you gathered yourself. Here’s a list of farms to get you started, but exploring the Upper Valley and discovering PYO (“Pick Your Own”) farms is half the fun.
Don’t let this brief and beautiful season pass you by without spending a day or evening listening to you favorite music or artists outdoors. We’re fortunate to have so many great venues throughout New England, so pack a picnic and gather friends and family. Relax and soak up the sounds of summer! (Do not forget your insect repellent and for daytime shows, sunblock.)
You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Throwing a fun-filled party that is unique and in the spirit of the Emerald Isle is a feasible task you just need a little bit of know-how, a brave spirit, and some good ideas and maybe a wee touch of leprechaun luck! If you want to throw an impressive shindig that will guarantee a good time for your friends and family, these tips can get you started.
It seems like Halloween was just yesterday, but the winter holidays are already right around the corner. There is nothing better during the holiday season than whipping up some hot chocolate, curling up by the fireplace with your loved ones, and getting into the spirit with a classic holiday film. Check out our list of ten throwback holiday movies that are worth a movie night with your family and friends.
It’s time to get woolly! As the autumn chill sets in, thoughts turn to digging out our warmest hats, socks, mittens, and sweaters. And this month, you can discover where your wool comes from and how it is fashioned into wearable warmth! On September 28 and 29, the Tunbridge Fairgrounds will host the Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival. This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the festival. With over 70 vendors on location, live demos, and—of course—live animals, you and your family will love learning how wool clothing is produced and will maybe even take home some items to prepare for another cold New England winter. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet local farmers and be a part of the wool trade.
Football season is back, and it’s time to party! With a season that’s sure to be filled with challenges and epic plays, there’s nothing greater to look forward to for football fans. Kansas City’s season win has put the Chiefs at the top of the game, and with the help of quarterback Andy Dalton, the Cincinnati Bengals are top contenders. The San Francisco 49ers’ talent got them close last year, and the almost-reachable victory has likely given them the push they need to take it all the way. Tom Brady, along with plenty of young talent, will undoubtedly provide a superior New England Patriots’ performance. No matter who takes it, we’re in for an intense season.
With spring in full swing and summer approaching, people everywhere will be sitting on porches, decks, and patios with their favorite ice-cold beverage in hand. In the other hand? A good book. Take a break from the yard work and check out five new releases that have either hit the market in the past month or soon will.