Upper Valley Life

This Issue — Online preview

WHAT IS INTERESTING
A World Full of Strangers
It may sound like something out of science fiction, but it’s true: some people simply cannot remember or recognize faces. Welcome to the world of prosopagnosia, popularly called faceblindness.
By John Walters. Photography by Jim Block

WHERE TO EAT
A Passion for Food
Vural and Jackie Oktay, owners of Tuckerbox in White River Junction, Vt., open up about how a chance summer encounter changed both their destinies. 
By Jaimie Seaton. Photography by Tom McNeill

WHAT WE LIKE
Finding Inner Beauty
Inner beauty products made by Lebanon, N.H., artist Julie Püttgen encourage a different notion of what beauty is and what endures. By Kim J. Gifford

Also Inside:

Features

WHAT’S HOT
Women in Business
Melissa Locher Haas, Sarah Natvig and Amy Lems are astute entrepreneurs with a keen eye on the bottom line. By Jaimie Seaton. Photography by Jon Gilbert Fox and Lars Blackmore

WHO TO MEET
Mr. Hollywood
Richard Waterhouse is a theatrical multi-tool: actor, acting teacher and coach, director, producer and audiobook narrator. And country gentleman, happily living in rural Vermont.
By John Walters. Photography by Jon Gilbert Fox

Departments

WHY WE LIVE HERE
Celebrating the best fall photographs of the Upper Valley.

WHERE TO STAY
Balloon Inn Vacation Package at Silver Maple Lodge
Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages in Fairlee, Vt., offers visitors more than a comfortable and charming place to pass an evening or two — especially for those who sign up for the Balloon Inn Vermont Vacation Package.
By Kim J. Gifford. Photography by Jim Block

WHAT TO DO
Fall Calendar
A seasonal listing of events in the Upper Valley. Compiled by Amy Cranage

ESSAY
City Boy Harvests Timber
It seemed like an extraordinary opportunity when my old friend, John Hammond, invited me up to his boyhood family 150-acre farm at the top of Mace Hill in Hartland, Vt., to harvest timber for firewood. By Douglas Harp

On the Cover

Autumn Glory on River Road in Hanover, N.H.
Photograph by Jim Block
Etna, N.H., photographer Jim Block captured this image last fall of one of the best views in the Upper Valley. The rolling landscape descending to the Connecticut River from River Road is a favorite of locals. See more of his photography at jimblockphoto.com

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