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May’s Featured Monadnock Artists

May 13, 2015

The Monadnock region is blessed to have so many talented artists, craftsmen, writers and creative souls living within its borders. Our region’s beauty has acted as the inspiration for works from Transcendentalist writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson to famous composers like Leonard Bernstein and many many more in between. Those lucky enough to live in the Monadnock

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Top 8 Things to do in Wilton NH

April 30, 2015

Located on the eastern boarder of the Monadnock Region, Wilton, NH is a beautiful town with a strong local community.  There are amazing restaurants that sell and produce locally sourced food, Farmers Markets, country stores and historical landmarks to name a few. There is so much to see, visit, and do in Wilton, NH. It is a

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6 Fun things to do in Swanzey, NH

April 22, 2015

Just south of Keene, NH sits Swanzey, NH one of Monadnock’s most scenically spectacular towns. The town grew up around a textile mill in West Swanzey throughout the early 18th century. The town claims that it was the first to construct a covered bridge in 1789 when they built the Carleton Bridge. Swanzey continued to build covered bridges after

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Top 8 Spring Hikes to do in Monadnock

April 16, 2015

Now that the spring sun has finally come to break apart winter’s last remaining snow, it seems time to get back out on Monadnock’s beautiful terrain and do some hiking. Monadnock is chalk full of different hiking locations  running the gambit from leisurely strolls to difficult climbs for those looking for a challenge. No matter who

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6 Fun things to do in Troy, New Hampshire

April 9, 2015

Situated at the base of Mount Monadnock, Troy, New Hampshire is one of the region’s must beautiful towns. With over 250 years of history, Troy, New Hampshire  illustrates the rustic and inviting aesthetic that emerges when a traditional New England town keeps to its roots. Built around Troy Mills, a manufacturing company founded in the late 1800s

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The 12 Reasons Why You Know You Grew Up in the Monadnock Region

April 3, 2015

There is no doubt that the Monadnock region is one of the best places to grow up in the world. There are countless outdoor activities, cultural events, seasonal festivals and other things that contribute to the overall greatness of being from Southwestern New Hampshire. While each town has it’s own unique qualities, there are certain

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Top 8 Festivals in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region

March 26, 2015

Each year the Monadnock region is proud to host some of the best festivals in New Hampshire and the Monadnock region. As far as things to do in NH, festivals are one of the best ways to get out and celebrate the season and the towns of the festivals. The Monadnock region is home to

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Monadnotes: Meet Michael Blake

March 18, 2015

(This post was original posted on Monadnotes.com) It was one of those way too familiar Friday nights this winter – weekend storm coming, better get out while you can. So I headed over to Sunflowers at the end of the dinner hour and was greeted by Michael Blake playing electric guitar. His selections included some rock,

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Top Five Bars in the Monadnock Region for St. Patrick’s Day

March 12, 2015

New Hampshire residents are beginning to get relief from the cold winter months as March brings warmer weather that promises to thaw the Granite State. The biggest upcoming celebration that kicks off the Spring season comes early next week: St. Patrick’s Day is next Tuesday March, 17th. Even though there is a long way to go before all of

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Maple Month in the Monadnock Region

It’s that time of year again when all of the Maple Sugar Shack will be opening their doors to the public. This weekend 3/14-3/15 all of the houses below will be giving tours.  Of the 8 different places there must be one that is close by to you. t (The descriptions are written by the

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Jaffrey Ice Racing Association: A Winter Tradition

March 6, 2015

You walk slowly across a frozen lake towards a distant oval that emerges from the thick snow. It’s so cold you can see your breathe but no one around you seems to notice. They all seem excited. The top layer of ice and snow crunches as you trek forward taking in the scene. You can here the

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7 Things to Do During Spring in the Monadnock Region

February 27, 2015

With the winter season in full effect, most of the New Hampshire residents are already looking forward to the warmer temperatures of spring. Every county is chalk full of activities to do and things to see especially during the spring in the Monadnock Region. Even with the melting snow, the quiet corner of New Hampshire still resembles

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