Upper Valley Life

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WHO CAN HELP
Finding Help and Hope
In New Hampshire and Vermont, the mental health care system fails people in need. But a new online guide to mental health resources in the Upper Valley addresses one piece of the region’s broken system. By Joni B. Cole. Photography by Jon Gilbert Fox  click here

WHAT TO DO
Hanover Hikes
Top 10 Natural Places to Visit in Hanover, New Hampshire: A Walking Guide makes it easy for everyone to quickly find a spot in Hanover to take a walk, have a picnic, or simply unwind in nature. Text and photography by Steve Smith  click here

WHERE TO EAT
The Windsor Station
A recent USA Today article described The Windsor Station as “Italian American meets bar food with Vermont farm-to-table flair.” Jon and Stacy Capurso say that nicely sums up the philosophy for their restaurant. By Katharine Britton. Photography by Tom McNeill  click here

Also Inside:

Features

WHAT WORKS
Saving Money — and the Planet, Too
Upper Valley business owners and local homeowners are turning from fossil fuel and nuclear based energy to renewable sources of electricity, like solar power. By Karen Kaliski. Photography by Tom McNeill

WHO TO MEET
Mountain Moxie
Over the years, Steve Maddock has completed hikes of epic proportions. His next goal: to make it from the Appalachia trailhead in the White Mountains to Randolph Mountain Club’s Crag Camp in the number of minutes of his age: 81. By Skip Sturman. Photography by Stephen N. Flanders and Lars Blackmore

Departments

WHY WE LIVE HERE
A pictorial look at the Upper Valley.

THIS SEASON
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You
It’s a part of spring here in the Upper Valley. But no one really enjoys frost heaves. 
By Lars Blackmore

The Newbie and the Native
Dear Deer Fly and Traditional Chinese Medicine
There are folks who avoid getting poked with sharp objects, and folks who seek it out. Read on for two perspectives to life in the Upper Valley during the spring. By Deb German and Laura Jean Whitcomb. Photography by Jon Gilbert Fox. Illustration by J. Moria Stephens

WHAT TO DO CALENDAR
A seasonal listing of events we enjoy in the Upper Valley. Compiled by Amy Cranage

WHAT TO DO, TWO
2015 Maple Open House Weekend in Vermont
In March, many Vermont sugarhouses (and restaurants) open their doors to visitors. By the Vermont Maple Sugar 
Makers’ Association

WHERE TO GO
Day Trip: Hartland, Vt.
Explore an Upper Valley town on a budget with three options: free, $50 and unlimited funds. By Tim Traver

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Professional Skin Care
What is a facial, and why do you need one? Read on to discover the benefits of facials (and other treatments) offered by Upper Valley spas and aestheticians. By Kim Gifford, Diane Taylor and Dr. Roberta Lucas. Photography by Rebecca Whitney

WHAT WE LIKE
Blow-Me-Down Grange Hall and The Attic Antique Shoppe
While The Attic Antique Shoppe helps keep the grange financially afloat, it contributes far more to the community. By Jaimie Seaton

On the Cover

Spring Emergence
Photograph by Jim Block
Photographer Jim Block captured this image of a quintessential spring wild flower in the Upper Valley: a bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). See more of Block’s images 
at jimblockphoto.com

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