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?
Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has a list of festivals to attend. If you’re looking for food, art or history around the Granite State this weekend, we’ve got you covered.
• Manchester serves up the Mahrajan Middle Eastern Festival, a celebration of Middle Eastern culture, featuring loads of live music & Lebanese food. The festival runs from Friday 8/15 through Sunday 8/17 and takes place at Our Lady of the Cedars Church.
There's no shortage of advice if you want to hike the rugged trails of the White Mountains. But there aren't many guides for those interested in the gentler, family friendly paths that cut through our forests. NHPR's Sean Hurley recently took a walk in the woods with New Hampshire trail expert Steve Smith to compile a list of 10 magnificent - and magnificently easy - wilderness walks.
Located at 32-34 South Main Street, the former office of New Hampshire Employment Security has been called “the ugliest building in Concord.”
It is empty and blighted. It also melds two distinctly different styles; a 1927 home made of brick juts from the back of a 1958, Mad Men-era office building framed with turquoise panels of porcelain-enameled steel.
Those turquoise panels, in particular, look dated to many people. Mid-20th century architecture is not in vogue in New Hampshire, although it is in many cities outside of New England.
When Walt Siegl was growing up in Austria, utilitarian motorcycles were a common fixture on the roads. These workaday machines moved passengers from town to town, sharing pavement with cars and bicycles.
Then, he’s 7 or 8 years old and a neighbor—a chimney sweep—rips through the village on something new.