Upper Valley Life
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
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
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
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
A seasonal listing of events in the Upper Valley. Compiled by Amy Cranage
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