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WINTER SPORTS GUIDE

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Consider this portal to your quick-glance guide as something to keep on hand throughout the season, no matter whether you’re a New England winter virgin, or so experienced that you laugh in the face of three-to-five inches. Continue reading

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TAP THAT: BEER FROM MUSKET HANDLES AT THE TAP TRAILHOUSE

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Mike Boughton, the mind behind the beer program here, acknowledges that in spite of 24 drafts and 19 different bottles and cans at the ready, he has only begun to scratch the surface of local beer procurement. He aims to maintain a rotating beer list by swapping different styles and breweries more often then you probably do your laundry. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: PRIZED HILL FARMSTEAD BREWERY EXPANDS TO STAY SMALL

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From the start, Hill’s philosophy has been to make the best possible beers without chasing the idea of becoming some mass-produced beer conglomerate with boundless growth. He operates with the understanding that beer is perishable, just like foodstuff plucked from a local plantation, and should be consumed as close to the source as possible, without suffering the impact long-distance shipping has on the brew. Continue reading

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WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: THE SCOURGE OF LYME DISEASE AND ME

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When I called and was asked to describe the bite and pain that was starting to radiate from the bite and travel up the side of my leg, they told me to come in immediately. Underscoring just how rapidly the swelling happened, I was placed antibiotics without a single test. It was officially unofficial. I had Lyme disease. Continue reading

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HIT THE ROAD, JACK: A SUNDAY IN NH, WHERE YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE LUMBERJACK SKILLS

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Because in late September, the 15th Annual Lumberjack Festival & Competition goes down up there, meaning your first road trip into the North Country could lead to your crowning achievement amongst other axe-wielding locals. If you’re into that sort of thing. We’re guessing you are, even if just for the lumberjack pancake breakfast with local maple syrup, BBQ, and apple cobbler that you get just for watching. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: BEER-Y TRAVELER

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Sure, there are only a few calendar weeks left of our precious summer. No matter though. The craft beer festival season is still on an intoxicated rampage around New England, so here are a few to keep in mind in order to get the most suds out of your drinking season. Continue reading