Ausbon Sargent Holds Second Woods Forum

April 11 at7 PM in Warner

Press release

On Thursday, March 21, Ausbon Sargent and the UNH Cooperative Extension held the first of our five Woods Forums. We were excited to host 15 landowners who came with a variety of concerns and questions about conserving their property. In addition to a short presentation, there was time left for questions that were answered by […]

Environmental Expo Explores “Rebuilding the Foodshed”

Writer, farmer speaks on April 23

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Environmental Expo Explores “Rebuilding the Foodshed”

Colby-Sawyer College will host the Environmental Studies Expo and a presentation by Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share. A writer, farmer, and professor of environmental studies at Green Mountain College, Ackerman-Leist explores strategies for reshaping local and regional food systems. Ackerman-Leist will present his book, research, […]

Raising Free-Range Chickens in Andover

Roaming chickens lay better eggs

By Jay MacArthur, for the Beacon
Raising Free-Range Chickens in Andover

Are free range chicken eggs really any different than store bought? And are you tired of those watery, pale eggs without flavor? Let’s take a look at the free range story. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a huge farm to raise your own chickens in Andover. All you need is a yard for […]

Events at The Fells, April through October

Thursday’s Child at The Coach House Restaurant April 4, 5-9pm Thursday’s Child at the Coach House Restaurant supports local community non-profits one plate at time by donating 50 percent of the evening’s net proceeds to the designated organization. Join us for delicious dining on April 4 to benefit The Fells—tables fill fast, so get your […]

Rails-To-Trails Highlights Northern Rail Trail

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Rails-To-Trails Highlights Northern Rail Trail

The Northern Rail Trail is receiving national attention these days, not only for its recreational value to the people of the Northeast but as a model of grassroots organization and trail-building. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest rail trail organization, this month featured the 52-mile rail trail through Grafton and Merrimack counties as its Trail […]

Conservation District Taking Orders for Trees, Bulbs, Shrubs

Press release

Spring may be a couple months away, but the Merrimack County Conservation District is already thinking green with its annual Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale. This year’s sale features a variety of trees and shrubs to fit all kinds of landscaping needs along with perennials, spring bulbs, composters, rain barrels, and other conservation needs. New […]

Warner Area Sugar Houses Join Forces for Maple Weekend

Press release

Twelve Warner area sugar houses are banding together to make this year’s Maple Weekend a memorable event. The annual open house weekend will be March 23 & 24, and these sugar houses will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM each day.       Visitors can start off with a pancake breakfast at one of […]

Greg Berger of Spring Ledge Farm on Local Food Resilience

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Colby-Sawyer College will host this season’s Local Arts Forum, featuring presentations in April by Spring Ledge Farm owner Greg Berger and award-winning novelist and Professor of English at Dartmouth College Ernest Hebert. The forum will begin on Thursday, April 4, when Greg will share images of New London’s Spring Ledge Farm and discuss sustainability and […]

Northern Rail Trail Names New Welcome Center in Danbury

Audrey Pellegrino to open new Danbury Country Store

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Northern Rail Trail Names New Welcome Center in Danbury

There is good news for users of the Northern Rail Trail. The Danbury Country Store, formerly the Danbury General Store, is slated to open in mid-April (target date: Friday, April 19). Designated an official Rail Trail Welcome Center by the Board of the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County (FNRT), the store […]

Friends of the Northern Rail Trail, February 20, 2013

By Peter Southworth, Recording Secretary

February 20 Condensed from draft minutes Present: Alex Bernhard, Steve Darling, Tom Frantz, Myra Mayman, Joyce Morton, Ellsworth Morton, Steve Rayno, Peter Southworth, Nita Tomaszewski, Bob Ward, and guests Hal Posselt, David Murray, Diane Littlefield, Bernard Davis, Jr., Elaine Clow, Norman LaPierre, Lyman Cousens, Craig Saltmarsh, Michael Wright, Nicole Hoyt, and Bruce Crawford The February […]

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