Ten Throwback Holiday Movies

Ten Throwback Holiday Movies

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.

Tricks and Treats: How to Host a Scary Halloween Party

Tricks and Treats How to Host a Scary Halloween Party

Creating your own haunted house isn’t as scary as it might sound! All you need are a few basic craft supplies, a little kitchen creativity, and a howling-good Halloween playlist. Read on for the basic steps to making your night the most ghoulish ever.

Animal Farm: Enjoy Vermont’s Sheep and Wool Festival in September

Animal Farm: Enjoy Vermont’s Sheep and Wool Festival in September

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.

How to Purchase the Perfect Flat Screen TV

How to Purchase the Perfect Flat Screen TV

Technology is ever evolving, and along with it are the choices to be considered when you are planning to purchase electronics—televisions included. One of the most daunting tasks can be comparing and contrasting the available models and features to make the right choice. Now with more options than ever, TVs can be very confusing. Here we take a look at what the market has to offer these days so you can make an informed decision and find the right TV for your needs.

Score a Touchdown at Your Next NFL Party!

Score a Touchdown at Your Next NFL Party!

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.

Local Summer Camps for Kids, 2013

Local Summer Camps for Kids, 2013

As the days grow longer, it’s time to think about how you are going to keep your energetic children active and engaged this summer. There are countless summer camp options right in the Upper Valley. Whether your kids would like to express their artistic flair in artwork or on the stage, or would prefer to explore in the woods, collecting leaves and insects and playing nature games, we have a camp for you.

5 Must Read New Books

5 Must Read New Novels

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.

The Top Museums You Have to Visit

The Top Museums You Have to Visit

The best museums in New England and the Northeastern US offer a walk through history, whether it’s the natural world or the man-made, as well as the best in contemporary art. This region is steeped in tradition and is one of the most dynamic places in the nation, where history is always being made. Here are four of the museums that bring the best of the old and the new to the fore.

How to Plan the Perfect Surprise Party . . . and Pull It Off!

How to Plan the Perfect Surprise Party . . . and Pull It Off!

Surprise parties are one of the great joys of life. While they aren’t the easiest kind of party to pull off, they offer some of the best fun. And they don’t have to be limited to birthdays either! Try planning one for an engagement, anniversary, or a baby shower. Seeing the look on the guest of honor’s face when he or she sees family and friends all gathered to celebrate is absolutely priceless, so be sure your camera is ready! Check out these tips to help your surprise party go off without a hitch.

The Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

The Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

It’s that time of year again—the Super Bowl is nearly upon us. That means friends will get together to eat and drink too and watch great football. Of course, for most people the game is the main draw. But for many viewers, the new commercials that air throughout the game are entertainment enough. Advertisers pay top dollar for a tiny slice of airtime, and they pull out all the stops to produce a memorable ad. Here are the top 5 Super Bowl commercials of all time.