Feature: If the Shoe Fits

By Matt Golec Melanie Michel of Norwich, Vt., misses The Shoetorium. The venerable full-service shoe store in Lebanon, N.H., was where Michel used to take her two kids — Winston, 9, and Lily, 4 — to be fitted for shoes. But the Shoetorium closed last November after 45 years in the business, leaving parents like […]

Local: A Newbie’s Guide to the Upper Valley

Summer is the best time for newcomers to explore the Upper Valley By Marcos Stafne, Ph.D. Being new to the Upper Valley last spring, I was pleasantly surprised at the numerous cultural resources that come alive when the weather warms up. Here are a few family friendly picks that I highly recommend. Get Your Feet […]

Mountain Meadow Funplex (formerly Competition Complex)

Play Hard, Have Fun By Laura Jean Whitcomb Joe Roberts II had an idea for an indoor activity center 15 years ago. The Grafton, N.H., resident envisioned a place where families could spend the day playing games and sports. Roberts, already a businessman with several companies, asked his marketing department for a demographic analysis of […]

Eat: Maple Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

By Melanie Wanders Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of the year here in the Upper Valley. After our annual visit to Tompo Farm in Lebanon, N.H., to watch the laborious sugaring process from tapping the trees to cooking down the sap into the sweet, amber syrup, our family looks forward to […]