5 Unique Places to Buy Valentine’s Day Gifts

We are almost in February. Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you are like most people, you will be taking your loved one out for a good meal, buying some flowers, and eating chocolates. But, if you want to get a little crazy and if your loved one isn’t interested in snowboards, skateboards, and or surfboards or has all the outdoor gear they are happy with right now, then what? Well, I put together a list of people and places specializing in art and design worthy of mention.

As a kid, my godfather…


Top 10 Home Gym Essentials

When I moved from downtown Portsmouth, NH to the Bear Brook State Park area of Allenstown, NH, the nearest movie theatre, gyms, and grocery stores are all a good thirty-minute drive from my new home. I knew that I’d need a home gym because I could not drive in treacherous conditions to a gym. I also know myself well enough to know if my gym is more than half a mile from my home, I’m not going.

In downtown Portsmouth, I was a member of Seacoast Sports Clubs for seven years, where I quickly became a regular at Lynn’s Bodypump…


We are in January. Spring begins in two months, and Daylight Savings is weeks away. And as all Live Free of Die staters know, Spring sometimes is just another word for “Second Winter” with more snow, ice, cold, and wet weather. So what do you do if you live on the NH Seacoast and can’t afford the luxury of a season pass or the daily lift ticket prices at the ski and snowboard resorts? Well, I put together a list of things that helped me beat cabin fever and the gray day blahs that come along with what can feel…


By Tamara J. Collins

My dad’s side of the family is called Marlboro, Vermont, home for over two hundred years. I called it home for fourteen years. I was an only child, and my parents quickly learned that introducing me to our local libraries was a wise idea. My father would plead with librarians to allow me to take out twenty books per week and proudly assure them that I would read them all. He was right. I did read them all. I devoured the stories the way an ultramarathon runner can eat an entire pizza or box of pasta.


When most Seacoast people think of embracing winter in New Hampshire, they think of winter surfing and nature walks or eating and drinking their ways around the coastline, but I’m here to tell you that Merrimack Country has a lot to offer too. From the hiking alongside the babbling brooks and the whistling mountains to river view luncheons and cozy dinners, the people of Merrimack county have fun while keeping warm during these cold months. Read on to find out the top 10 winter tourism destinations in Merrimack County!

I recently moved to Merrimack County from the Seacoast, and over…

Tamara J. Collins

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