Audio Postcard http://nhpr.org en Players, Spectators Congregate In Concord For Pond Hockey Tournament http://nhpr.org/post/players-spectators-congregate-concord-pond-hockey-tournament <div>This past weekend Concord played host to the first major pond hockey tournament of the season. &nbsp;The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship is in its fourth year. &nbsp;But it's said that the nation's first "organized" pond hockey game was played at St. Paul's School in Concord--back in 1883. &nbsp;NHPR's Amanda Loder stopped by the event at White Park, and sends us this audio postcard.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 42467 at http://nhpr.org Players, Spectators Congregate In Concord For Pond Hockey Tournament Is This The Biggest Yard Sale In New Hampshire? http://nhpr.org/post/biggest-yard-sale-new-hampshire <p>This past Saturday, I visited Durham New Hampshire for the 700 family yard sale, an annual fundraising event for the St.Thomas More Parish that’s been held every year for more than three decades. When I arrived, parking was scarce – and a crowd of a hundred people or so had already gathered to get a sneak-peek at the goods laid across dozens of tables. I joined the growing throng – and produced this audio postcard.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:06:51 +0000 Taylor Quimby 34682 at http://nhpr.org Is This The Biggest Yard Sale In New Hampshire? Planning For The End: Miraculous Recovery, Little Regret http://nhpr.org/post/planning-end-miraculous-recovery-little-regret <p>Sometimes, even thoughtful planning for the end of one's life can't foresee all the possible outcomes.</p><p>That was certainly the case for Reverend Canon Randy Dales of Wolfeboro, and his father-in-law. Canon Dales is a vocal advocate for the use of advance directives to maintain dignity in death, with his position formed by four decades of ministry and 30 years of work in a hospice he co-founded.</p><p>We continue our series on advance directives in New Hampshire with this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Other Stories In Our Series</strong></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:06:34 +0000 Todd Bookman 33984 at http://nhpr.org Communities Celebrate Old Home Day http://nhpr.org/post/communities-celebrate-old-home-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">August is the month when towns all over New Hampshire hold their Old Home Day festivals, featuring fair food, games, entertainment, and kid-friendly events.&nbsp; Saturday was the big day for Pembroke, south of Concord.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 33771 at http://nhpr.org Communities Celebrate Old Home Day Bog Pond Offers A Unique Habitat For Wildlife And Plant Species http://nhpr.org/post/bog-pond-offers-unique-habitat-wildlife-and-plant-species <p>Bog Pond is tucked away off of Route 4a in Andover. The area is a wetland and peat bog habitat. And this past Monday, UNH wildlife program assistant, Emma Carcagno led a tour of the area. The event is part of a summer-long project called "Taking Action for Wildlife" sponsored by the Andover Conservation Commission.</p><p>NHPR's Abby Kessler went on the wetland walk and filed this audio postcard.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:35:42 +0000 Abby Kessler 33503 at http://nhpr.org Bog Pond Offers A Unique Habitat For Wildlife And Plant Species In The Fast Lane: The Richard Petty Driving Experience http://nhpr.org/post/fast-lane-richard-petty-driving-experience <p>On July 14<sup>th</sup>, Brian Vickers led a group of professional NASCAR drivers to take the sprint cup at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.&nbsp; Less than a week later, a group of men and women with absolutely no racing experience took to the same track, in the same six-hundred horsepower stock cars, in hopes of hitting the same high-octane speeds as the pros.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.drivepetty.com/" target="_blank">The Richard Petty Driving Experience</a> is a payed sports adventure that lets NASCAR fans get a taste of life in the fast lane… Producer Taylor Quimby was with them in Loudon last Friday, and brought us back this audio postcard.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:08:34 +0000 Taylor Quimby 31741 at http://nhpr.org In The Fast Lane: The Richard Petty Driving Experience Creating A Community of Fans At N.H. Motor Speedway http://nhpr.org/post/creating-community-fans-nh-motor-speedway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past weekend, thousands of people braved clogged roads and crowded parking lots to watch <a href="http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html" target="_blank">NASCAR</a> racing at the <a href="http://www.nhms.com/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Motor Speedway</a> in Loudon.&nbsp; But a small group of fans pitched tents in a grassy parking area for the duration.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:17:06 +0000 Amanda Loder 31311 at http://nhpr.org Creating A Community of Fans At N.H. Motor Speedway Rattling In The Summer Solstice http://nhpr.org/post/rattling-summer-solstice <p>Last weekend was the first <em>actual</em> weekend of summer…an event barely noticed by many who’ve been barbequing, swimming and gardening since Memorial Day. Plenty of people do celebrate the longest day of the year in a more traditional way…and we’re talking traditions that stretch back thousands of years -- Carol and Clay Young hosted a fire ceremony to welcome in the solstice in the backwoods of Wentworth, New Hampshire, with a small, but diverse group of revelers. Word of Mouth’s Molly Donahue was there and brought us back this audio postcard.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:59:48 +0000 Molly Donahue 30221 at http://nhpr.org Rattling In The Summer Solstice Running From Zombies For a Good Cause http://nhpr.org/post/running-zombies-good-cause <p>Recently, the small town of New Boston, New Hampshire hosted an unusual&nbsp;5k race, <a href="http://shuttermugz.zenfolio.com/p800530656">in which runners were chased by zombies</a> or “walkers,” as they’re called in the popular comic book and&nbsp;TV series “The Walking Dead.” But fear not, all the gore was for a good cause, as independent producer Adam McCune found out when he sent us this audio postcard.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:45:03 +0000 Adam McCune 15309 at http://nhpr.org Running From Zombies For a Good Cause 20 Impersonators Vie for Best Elvis: An Audio Postcard http://nhpr.org/post/20-impersonators-vie-best-elvis-audio-postcard <p>This year, Labor day weekend was a time not just to celebrate workers in America – but to celebrate… <em>Elvis</em>.&nbsp; Crowds of Elvis Fans attended a three day Elvis festival and competition in Manchester, cheering on twenty Elvis Tribute Artists as they vied for #1 – and a chance to go on to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Contest next August in Memphis, Tennessee. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:38:45 +0000 Emily Corwin 12147 at http://nhpr.org 20 Impersonators Vie for Best Elvis: An Audio Postcard The Croo of Greenleaf Hut: Fun at 4,220 feet http://nhpr.org/post/croo-greenleaf-hut-fun-4220-feet <p>New Hampshire&rsquo;s White Mountains are known for their fierce terrain and wild weather. But atop the high peaks, there are some comforts.</p><p>Since 1888, the Appalachian Mountain Club&rsquo;s high huts have provided hearty meals and a warm bunk for guests. Staff at the eight facilities carry up supplies, and also serve as educators and stewards of the alpine terrain.</p><p>To get a better feel for this unique summer job, we sent NHPR&rsquo;s Todd Bookman up to the Greenleaf Hut.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 9592 at http://nhpr.org The Croo of Greenleaf Hut: Fun at 4,220 feet A Musical Postcard from the North Country's Grand (Mostly Gone) Hotels http://nhpr.org/post/musical-postcard-north-countrys-grand-mostly-gone-hotels <p>Almost all of the grand hotels that once brought the North Country fame, fortune and tourists are gone.</p><p>But now some of the music that was composed specifically for each hotel has been played and recorded, possibly for the first time in 100 years.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen sends this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p>Rick Russack runs a web site on &nbsp;<a href="http://whitemountainhistory.org/">White Mountain history</a>.</p><p>Not long ago he was going through some material.</p><p><em>&ldquo;Stereo views, photographs, postcards and prints, graphic things.&rdquo;</em></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 8577 at http://nhpr.org A Musical Postcard from the North Country's Grand (Mostly Gone) Hotels Public Pianos Help HOP Celebrate 50 Years http://nhpr.org/post/public-pianos-help-hop-celebrate-50-years <p>Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts turns 50-years old&nbsp;this summer. Instead of candles, the HOP is going with…<a href="http://hop.dartmouth.edu/pianos/">pianos</a>. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:28:49 +0000 Todd Bookman 8510 at http://nhpr.org Public Pianos Help HOP Celebrate 50 Years 121 New Citizens Take Oath In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/121-new-citizens-take-oath-new-hampshire <p>So far this year in New Hamsphire, more than 1100 people have become new U.S. citizens.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 22:03:03 +0000 Emily Corwin 8166 at http://nhpr.org 121 New Citizens Take Oath In New Hampshire Future Of 'Bike Week' Relies On New Marketing http://nhpr.org/post/future-bike-week-relies-new-marketing <p>Once upon a time, Laconia Bike Week was a rowdy affair with a lot of drinking and wild behavior. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:04:48 +0000 Emily Corwin 6994 at http://nhpr.org Future Of 'Bike Week' Relies On New Marketing