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At the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, the playbill for “Stones in His Pockets” promised me: “Two Actors. Fifteen characters. Cows.” This would be my kind of show!

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DURHAM — UNH Extension will help backyard growers get ready for the spring with a series of 14 live pruning demonstrations across New Hampshire in March and April. Pruning is one of the most important tasks for home fruit growers and UNH Extension experts are ready to help the community impr…

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GILFORD — March is the last full month of winter operations at Gunstock Mountain Resort, but all-inclusive Night Sessions conclude after March 16. Gunstock is one of only a handful of ski resorts in New Hampshire to offer night skiing.

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CANTERBURY — Every year, Andrea Dudley and Rich Massey of Wolfeboro hit the road in search of a new maple experience. This year, they’ll be at Canterbury Shaker Village, enjoying homemade pancakes with local syrup and learning about New Hampshire’s signature late winter activity—tapping tree…

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HOLDERNESS — Monthly this winter, the Margret and H.A. Rey Center will bring the spirit of Curious George to the Squam Lakes Association during its Story Time & Adventure program. This month’s program will take place on Friday, March 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All ages are welcome; chil…

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HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will provide an educational day of water sampling and algae identification on Saturday, March 9, from noon to 2 p.m. The program will get children thinking about the things in the water and give them an inside look at water sampling procedures and a l…

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The temperature was around 10 degrees when we arrived at the summit of Mount Washington. A slight breeze was blowing, but it felt like spring atop the Rock Pile. My hiking partners — Ken, Karen and Susan — and I hung out at the summit, welcoming the warm sun and admiring the views. I could e…

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The year began with our search for a new-to-us truck to supplement our aging Ford F350. For us, picking the right vehicle is like hiring an employee; it has to be up to the job. We needed a work truck with the power to pull a trailer loaded with 20,000 pounds of hay; space for three 4-H kids…

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Throwaway plastic is everywhere – plastic forks, plastic straws, plastic cups, and oh those plastic bags! Red River Theater in Concord recently showed the 2010 film “Bag It” which taught me that 4 ounces of petroleum are required to create and transport one 8-ounce plastic bottle of water. Y…

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Nancy and I boarded our plane in Manchester with the temperature approaching zero. We were heading to California, looking forward to escaping the bitter cold of the Northeast. When we landed in Detroit for a short stop-over, the temperature at the airport was -6 with wind chills approaching …

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GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort is busy preparing for Massachusetts and New Hampshire vacation weeks. Visit www.gunstock.com to pre-register for family activities like tubing and the children’s center, as these events often sell out. Reload RFID passes online to bypass the line and save o…

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