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New arts and crafts boutique opens on Elm Street

Just in time for the holiday season, what had been an empty store front on Elm Street has been transformed into a gathering place and shop for artwork, crafts and other locally-themed gifts.

Where Middle Earth meets NH: Tolkien expert breaks down ‘Rings of Power’ for online series filmed at Studio Lab

This past Friday I was privileged to learn a couple of fun facts about New  Hampshire that truly surprised me. Did you know that the world’s preeminent expert on all things J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings founded a  university on the subject that, though entirely virtual, is based in Hollis? Or that there is a world-class, state-of-the-art motion picture studio in Derry?  

Double Midnight Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Granite State Comicon

The atmosphere outside the Expo Center in Manchester next to the Doubletree Hilton hotel on Saturday morning was bursting with activity. A line wound through the entrance three to four rows deep. The attendance was far greater than Friday afternoon and evening, as many people sought to get their tickets at the moment. Convivial conversation drowned out almost all other noise as attendees waited patiently in line.

Manchester Bites: Meatloaf done right at Diz’s Cafe

The place is cozy and local-minded and we walked right up to the bar and grabbed a seat which was easy to do at 6 p.m.  My tequila on ice with lime was perfect and hubby’s Manhattan was as he likes it.

Capitalizing on cannabis in Vermont: Town selectboard holds discussion on weed resolution

The Springfield, VT, Selectboard voted unanimously to adopt their Cannabis Control Resolution. The town of Springfield voted to approve the retail sale of cannabis earlier this year after the state of Vermont passed a law that allowed the regulation of sale. Applications for retail licenses will become available on September 1, 2022, and the state will issue retailer licenses on October 1 of this year.