Upper Valley Life

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WHY WE LIVE HERE: Welcome to the Upper Valley
There’s just something about the Upper Valley — it makes us go to school here, transfer here, raise families here, and retire here.
By Skip Sturman. Photography by Jim Block and Jon Gilbert Fox
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Destress and Detox & Trash Talk

What do you do if you’re new in town? What do you do if you’ve lived here your whole life? As you’ll see with this new column, there are two different perspectives of life in the Upper Valley.
By Laura Jean Whitcomb and Deb German.
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WHAT WE LOVE: Plainfield’s Pumpkin People
Friends and neighbors have some fall fun before winter sets in.
By Laura Jean Whitcomb. Photography by John Austin  click here


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The Making of a Vermont Cartoonist

Brookfield, Vt.: that’s where you can find Edward Koren, New Yorker fixture for more than a half-century, best known for his depictions of surprisingly furry people and anthropomorphic animals. By John Walters. Photography by Jon Gilbert Fox

WHAT TO EAT: Osteria Chiara al Forno
With the help of friends and family, Steve Ferraris and Karin Rockwell offer a taste of Northern Italy in their home in Norwich, Vt. By Laura Jean Whitcomb. Photography by Lars Blackmore


WHY WE LIVE HERE: A pictorial look at the Upper Valley. By Jim Block

WHAT’S NEW: Enfield Goes to the Dogs
The Shaker Field Dog Park is in the works. By Kim J. Gifford

WHAT TO DO: Ride for the Cure
The 5th Annual Susan G. Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure will be held on Monday, Oct. 13. By Barbra Alan. Photography by Lisa Cueman

A seasonal listing of events we enjoy in the Upper Valley. Compiled by Emma Clark and Laura Jean Whitcomb

WHAT TO DO, TWO: Apples, Cider, Pies (and More) at the Indian Corn Mill
As summer wanes, loyal customers drive by the Indian Corn Mill, watching for signs that the stand is getting ready to open its doors for another season. By Maggie Carr. Photography by Jon Gilbert Fox

WHERE TO STAY: Running Bear Camping Area
It’s a family affair at this Ascutney, Vt., campground. By Kim J. Gifford

WHAT TO READ: Book Ambassadors of Norwich, Vt.
Lisa Cadow and Lisa Christie consume books as if their very lives depend on a steady diet of the written word. And, fortunately for Upper Valley residents, they publish a monthly blog with their recommendations. By Diane Taylor. Photography by Lars Blackmore

On the Cover

Ed Koren and Characters
Photograph by Jon Gilbert Fox
Hanover, N.H., photographer Jon Gilbert Fox captured the cover photo of cartoonist Ed Koren in Brookfield, Vt., last autumn. Koren was a good sport hauling the large cutouts of his drawings, relics from The New Yorker magazine, outdoors amongst the fall foliage of his adopted state.