Dive in

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photos by Shelby deBruyn In the summer, traffic is at a standstill, the ice cream flows like water, and tourists are packed into every corner...

New growth

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When Jill Nooney began working on what would become Bedrock Gardens some 30 years ago, she intended it to be her own private sanctuary. The...

Seven deadly summer dangers

Outdoor

What is the function of newspapers? To inform, sure, but also to cause mass hysteria with sensational stories of dubious veracity. Remember Y2K? Total goldmine. At...

Bee positive

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and food on our plates Amy Antonucci loves her honeybees. Standing in the apiary — the technical term for a place where honeybees are kept...

Hit the trails

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In northern New England, we like to walk in the woods. There are more than 4,000 miles of hiking trails in New Hampshire, plus tens...

Skate or die

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It’s a weeknight in mid-May, and the women of Seacoast Roller Derby (SRD) are gathered for one of their three weekly practice sessions at the...

Racing to the bar

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A place called Fat Belly’s isn’t a likely starting point for cardiovascular adventures, but that’s exactly where Six03 Endurance starts their weekly pub runs in...

A closer look

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Above, a still from The Ridge The Wild and Scenic Film Festival puts the natural world in a new perspective by Charlie Weinmann Tony Schmiesing...

Alpacalypse now

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Breakfast with alpacas can be unpredictable. I work as a part-time farmhand for Andes Acres, an alpaca farm in Madbury. Part of my job is...

Home is where the hens are

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Above, Rick Stanley of Chick Farm in Wells, Maine (photo by Charlie Weinmann) Raising backyard chickens is becoming more popular around the Seacoast and beyond...

Wells Reserve goes solar

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The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is the first nonprofit in Maine to get 100 percent of its energy needs from solar power and they’re celebrating...

Sweet start

Lifestyle, Outdoor

As sugaring season begins, maple syrup producers prepare for the sweetest sign of spring  By Larry Clow, photos by Chloe Kanner Maple syrup is simple...

Disc golf glory

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Area disc golfers share their tales in advance of the Ice Bowl You know that game where people swing clubs and try to hit a...

Wild but not free

Outdoor

After 150 years of wildlife protection, financial instability threatens N.H. Fish and Game By Chloe Kanner Every summer, biologists camp out on the Isles of...

Dashing through the snow

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Exeter’s Snowshoe Hullabaloo is part of a growing Seacoast snowshoe racing scene By Larry Clow Running on snowshoes is not for the faint of heart....

Going wild

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Bobcats, coyotes and other wildlife species are on the rise The Seacoast has long taken pride in its native bobcat population. The University of New...

Raptor rapture

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Dozens of people gathered near Rye Harbor State Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, lining either side of the bend on Route 1A. They stared upward,...

Snow report

Outdoor

Winter solstice is behind us, the early season is over, and lifts are operating across New England. Even at mountains where the snow is still...

Bird by bird

Outdoor

When it comes to counting birds, Len Medlock’s philosophy is simple: Every chickadee is important. Medlock is one of New Hampshire’s 21 coordinators for the...

Seacoast swells

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Don’t let the frigid water fool you; the New Hampshire coast offers some world-class surfing. And fall and winter, when storms blow in big swells,...