Warner

Who knows where the world’s first farmers market was? Historians point to ancient Egypt and American foodies note an 18 th century operation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that’s still in operation. But in New Hampshire, you may need look no further than Warner, the small on the fringe of Lake Sunapee region that's probably best known for it's share of Mount Kearsarge . Bob Bower, the owner of Kearsarge Gore Farm , says his town’s small, seasonal outdoor farmers market has been operating in...

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Earlier this month, eight crew members from the U.S.S. Mt. Kearsage visited Warner, New Hampshire to meet with residents and talk about the historic connection between their ship and the actual Mount Kearsage that is - at least partially - located here. (Wilmot shares the mountain with Warner.) The shipmates also came to commemorate the unveiling of the state’s newest historic marker. Located just off Main Street, it’s dedicated to the original U.S.S. Kearsage, a Civil War sloop-of-war that...

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To hear Paul Violette of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum tell the story, anyone who thinks today’s communication technology is far beyond the old telephone system doesn’t understand how it all works. “Most people feel like if they have a cell phone or a smart phone that it’s totally wireless. It’s not true. It’s not wall-to-wall coverage,” he said. A cell phone call is only wireless from the caller's phone to the nearest tower, Violette explained. Then, the system looks for the tower...

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My daughter registered to vote for the first time before last year’s Town Meeting. The Supervisors of the Checklist made an appropriate fuss. Special thanks to Bev Norton for additional photography. You can find her photos here. One of them looked at her, beaming, and said, “You are the future of this town.” She didn’t say “of this country,” or even “of New Hampshire.” This was a statement more fiercely local than that. It would be fine with these women if my daughter aspired to the United...

The 65 th annual fall foliage festival took place in Warner, New Hampshire this weekend. Attendees could purchase crafts by local artisans, go on rides, or share a country breakfast the United Church of Warner. Sherry Thomas, this year’s fall foliage festival president, says the festival got started as a way to raise money for a World War II memorial. Today, the proceeds go to a variety of local causes. Thomas says "everybody in town will present a grant request. The town comes together and...