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Local: Where to See Trains

Playgrounds, museums and festivals offer a variety of options for locomotive lovers. By Laura Jean Whitcomb There’s lots of things for kids to like about trains. They have wheels. They move. They have sound. They are powerful. They are fascinating to watch. If kids are able to sit on a train, there’s much more to […]

Summer Fun

  Originally published in Summer 2016 JUNE – International Mud Day By Laura Jean Whitcomb Gooey, messy, squishy mud. It’s fun to play in, and on one day in June you can dive into the mud for a great reason: to connect children around the globe through the earth. International Mud Day (June 29) is […]

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 […]

Outside: Let’s Go Fishing!

Spring is a great time to introduce a child to the art of angling By Tim Traver Children and fishing: it’s a natural combination. Sure, fishing can be slimy, muddy, wet and even scary when a child first feels a tug on the line. But, from a kid’s point of view, what could be more […]

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 […]