As we dig out from yet another winter storm, NHPR's Sean Hurley reflects on his life so far as a snow shoveler.
The snow falls. The storm ends and starts again. I plant my shovel in the snow pile like a flag on the moon of winter. Take my boots off, put them back on again. The plows shudder by and shudder by...on snow chained tires and spitting sand and I have no plans to lean the shovel in its summer spot behind the house.
I remember shoveling the family driveway in the blizzard of 78. I was 11 years old and knew I was shoveling legendary snow.
Most people in New Hampshire associate Laconia with the annual summer Motorcycle Week Rally.
But another event, equally important to the city’s history, takes place this weekend.
The 83rd Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby has been around almost as long at Bike Week.
Trail Boss Jim Lyman, whose grandfather helped start the local sled dog derby in 1929, says Laconia’s sled dog event is one of the oldest in the country with ties back to the modern origin of the sport.
Create an album in twenty-eight days - that's the idea behind the RPM Challenge. Those taking part have to create ten songs, or thirty-five minutes of original material, all of which has to be written and recorded during the month of February.
A writer and community activist in New Hampshire will be honored today by the Martin Luther King Coalition.
JerriAnne Boggis is being recognized for her work to tell the often little known stories of African Americans in the state. Boggins is an activist and the director for the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. She says on this holiday, she hopes Granite Staters will remember Dr. King’s ideals – and his actions.
When you sit down to eat, you probably don’t think much about hand-eye coordination. Try eating without being able to see, though, and that changes. I recently ate a meal blindfolded at an event held by the NH Association for the Blind at Giuseppe’s restaurant in Meredith.
There’s a non-profit organization in Portsmouth with the aim of bringing veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military into the performing arts, both on and off the stage. Jonathan Rockwood Hoar is the Artistic Director of Veterans In Performing Arts. He spoke with Morning Edition about how it started and what it has meant for those who participate.
Since 2009, Walter Skold has been traveling the country visiting the graves of deceased poets. Skold, from Freeport Maine, is the founder of the Dead Poets Society of America. He recently came to New Hampshire to find two graves and to participate in the Dead Poets Remembrance Day at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord.
In the bright leaves of the Hopkinton Cemetery, Walter Skold sets a movie camera on a tripod and begins to film the gravestone of the poet Joel Oppenheimer.
"I found this one in 3 minutes and 58 seconds today!"
Wolfeboro ballet instructor Edra Toth knows what it feels like to be misunderstood.
On Saturday night, her nonprofit Northeast Ballet Theater will present Dracula, a ballet written by Toth. In it, Toth’s dance ensemble will illustrate the truth about Dracula – or, more accurately, the original historical figure he’s based on, a militant ruler named Vlad Tepes.
J.D. Salinger was famously private - and his privacy was often famously invaded - by photographers, journalist, curiosity seekers, film makers.
That Salinger lived in Cornish is well known. Less well known is that Salinger had two homes in Cornish. The first house he lived in for 14 years sits on the hill behind the second. It recently came on the market and I went to talk to its owner about her home - and about her long time neighbor, J.D. Salinger.
Fall is on the way… what are you doing to prepare?
Summer flowers that are looking tired can be made to look pretty darn good in the fall… I cut them back right about now… I give them some liquid fertilizer and they’ll re-bloom nicely in two or three weeks.
Are there fall plants we should consider buying now?