tradition en 5 Songs To Sing At Your Next Birthday Party <p>While the traditional "Happy Birthday" song is ubiquitous, there are a few alternatives. We even tried our hand at a<em> new</em> way to sing the praises of someone celebrating their birthday.</p><p>You can weigh in on our version at <a href="" target="_blank">our Facebook page</a>.&nbsp; Or, send your own version as an .mp3 to, or call and record it on our listener line at <strong>603 223 2448.</strong></p><p>Meanwhile, here are few alternative singing options for your next Birthday soiree.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:58:03 +0000 Word of Mouth 46381 at 5 Songs To Sing At Your Next Birthday Party What's Your Favorite Ornament? <p>It’s kind of the season for objects and artifacts of sentimental value. Consider the Christmas ornament: we trundle them out every year and unpack our memories. Whether it’s the tacky bulb from your childhood Christmas tree, your grandmother’s crèche or your child’s first handmade snowflake, we’d like to see yours. Post a picture--and even a story--of your most treasured holiday ornament on our Facebook page, <a href="" target="_blank">wordofmouthradio</a>, or tweet it to us <a href="" target="_blank">@wordofmouth</a>. You can also email your photos to <a href="'s%20my%20favorite%20Christmas%20ornament!">our producers!</a></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:55:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40212 at What's Your Favorite Ornament? Thanksgiving's Hybrid Of Cultural Traditions <p>This year the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving introduces a whole new element to what's on this year's Thanksgiving menu. While we've heard plenty about how "<a href="" target="_blank">Thanksgiv-ukkah</a>" could change our Thanksgiving eating habits, for millions of Americans, a hybrid holiday meal <em><strong>is</strong></em> their tradition. Food writer, chef, and public radio personality, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Kathy Gunst</strong></a> has been reaching out to friends, chefs, and food writers from across the country who incorporate foods and habits from their original lands in to the great American Thanksgiving meal.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:21:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39203 at Thanksgiving's Hybrid Of Cultural Traditions What Did The First Thanksgiving Menu Include? <p>Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and every year around this time, our thoughts and stomachs go out to food. Long before deep fried turkeys, gelatinized cranberry sauce, and boxed stuffing there was the inaugural Thanksgiving feast at the Plymouth plantation. So what was on the table that day? <strong>Abigail Carroll</strong> might have an idea. She’s a food historian and author who has studied the Colonial and Native American diet extensively. We spoke with her earlier this month about her new book,<em>Three Squares: The Invention of The American Meal</em>.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:07:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39162 at What Did The First Thanksgiving Menu Include? The Amazing Outhouse Race <p>The Bristol Great Outhouse Race is an eccentric village tradition that has been held for the last 34 years.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:45:17 +0000 Sarah P. Reynolds 9089 at The Amazing Outhouse Race Concord Exhibit Showcases Traditional Art Forms <div><p>The State Library in Concord has completed renovations in its second floor Map Room and, this summer the public will find an exhibit there called &ldquo;Shaping our Heritage: Celebrating Traditional Arts Apprenticeships in New Hampshire.&rdquo;</p><p>The first thing you notice when you walk into the State Library&rsquo;s map room is the natural light.&nbsp; It pours in from the white laminate skylights of the arched coffered ceiling.&nbsp; Every item on display, lining the perimeter walls and the center installations, is accompanied by photographs of the artists always in pairs.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 7370 at Concord Exhibit Showcases Traditional Art Forms The Night Tree Tradition <p>A favorite children’s book I loved when my kids were young was <u>The Night Tree</u> by Eve Bunting. First published in 1991, the now 20-year-old story relates how a young family drove to a forest on a cold December night to decorate a living Christmas tree with edible ornaments for wildlife. The story and luminous illustrations capture the spirit of holiday giving and a special ritual in a cherished place.</p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 836 at The Night Tree Tradition