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Leilah, a 13 month old Siberian Husky, explores the water at Ashuleot River Park in Keene.

The dog days of summer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It is not just hot for people in the summer, it gets hot for furry companions too. Some days the best way to cool off is to go to the beach or take a dip in one of New Hampshire’s many lakes and rivers. Here are some dog-friendly areas in Southern New Hampshire near the water. Bear Brook State Park - Allenstown With more than 10,000 acres, this is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. Forty miles of trails wind through the forest to marshes, bogs, summits and ponds. Like all state parks, dogs are not allowed on the beach, but they are …

Chill out: Save energy while keeping cool

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer is coming, and so too is the heat. The kind of heat that leaves people sitting around in gym shorts and sticking to leather couches. No one enjoys this, and there are relatively easy and cheap ways to keep cooler at home – while saving a few bucks in the process. Some are obvious, like turning off the lights when you leave …

Garden to table: Roses make yummy jams and tarts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It’s amazing how many good things to eat are already growing in our own yards. All it takes to enjoy them is a new way of looking at things. Got weeds in the lawn? Put away the chemicals and harvest those dandelions, lambs quarters and purslane leaves. They’re good to eat and packed …

Cruise into savings

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Americans love driving - and pay dearly for it. Last year, it cost more than $8,500 to drive a midsize sedan 15,000 miles, according to the American Automobile Association, which factored in gasoline, maintenance, insurance and depreciation. Car expenses run second only to housing costs in the United …

Something for everyone

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OFFER. WANTED. TAKEN.     With those three words, Deron Beal of Tucson, Ariz., helped move the yard sale online, only with no money changing hands. Beal is the founder of The Freecycle Network, or Freecycle.org. It's a grassroots gifting network that - thanks to the sour economy and a …

What to do

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The early days of fall, with their colorful palette and exhilarating chill, are like a brightly painted invitation to get outside and play. And winter is a blank white canvas for drawing adventures with blades, boards and sleek plastic sleds. But right now, in these bare-boned weeks bereft …

Check out LiveWell

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DESPITE THESE unseasonal temps, winter really is on its way, and we need your help with the January issue of LiveWell magazine. Visit our new LiveWell website to tell us how you like to spend chilly days - and to enter our skiing photo contest. While you're there, …

Make your entryway say 'welcome'

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Entryway floors take a beating during the season of snow boots and slush. The spot where we enter our homes - and welcome guests - can be a tricky one to decorate. It's meant to be a showcase, expressing our style and setting the tone for a visitor's …

Day trip: Jackson

Thursday, January 19, 2012

If you could wave a magic wand and create a winter-perfect New Hampshire village, you'd surely end up with Jackson. White church steeples, classic barns and iconic red bridges, colonial inns with fires burning bright, horse-drawn sleighs and cross-country ski trails running through deep forests. Stunning views of …

Hit the trails

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ready to hit the trails? Here are some of the most popular places across the state: • Beaver Meadow Golf Course, 1 Beaver Meadow Road (off of Sewalls Falls Road), Concord, 228-8954. The city maintains the trails when there's adequate snow, and the restaurant is open on weekends so …

Day Trip: New London

Monday, May 6, 2013

May is one of my favorite months. The sun comes out. Flowers bloom. People smile. It happens all over New Hampshire, but I dare you to find a more lovely setting for the promise of spring than New …

Hillary Nelson: Get grilling with heart-healthy Mediterranean foods

Monday, May 6, 2013

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine proved pretty decisively that a “Mediterranean” diet, rich in olive oil, fruit, vegetables and fish, can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by about 30 …

Put your best face forward while enjoying sun’s warm, damaging rays

Monday, May 6, 2013

Finally. It’s warm and sunny. You’re heading to the park, raking your yard, going for walks without the aid of a treadmill. And you’re wearing sunscreen every day, right? Just because you’re not spending the day under the …

Living online

Monday, May 6, 2013

We’ll forgive you a little melodrama, parents of tweens. After all, if you’re living with a kid (or kids!) between the ages of 9 and 12, you know that EVERYTHING IS A BIG DEAL!!!!! But if you’ve been …

More than just a pretty place

Monday, May 6, 2013

The silky petals of a fragrant pink shrub rose; the crunchy texture of a gravel path; a nook where grass rustles and a stream runs. What we smell, see, hear, touch and taste can make a garden walk …