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Where to Catch the Easter Bunny This Year

On Sunday, April 9, the Easter Bunny will be hopping by your house leaving baskets of candy, treats and other goodies, but here's a look at where you can find the Easter Bunny before Easter Sunday. Egg-Citing Egg Hunt Children ages 2 to 12 will be hunting for a dozen candy filled eggs that are pre-packaged for them to take home. Admission to the Egg Hunt also includes a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, access to the horse-drawn and tractor train rides, fun photo opportunities and the chance to greet the newest residents on the farm — baby animals! Dates: April 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2023 Location: Charmingfare Farm in Candia Time: Various time slots between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cost: $22 for ages 2 and older More information: 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Celebrate Palm Sunday on the beautiful St. Anselm College grounds. The community is invited to the 11 a.m. service and then to a family Easter Egg Hunt, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts for kids, a petting zoo and photos with the Easter Bunny. Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. Location: ...
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Where To Go for Easter Brunch

Forget the spiral ham and yellow mustard. Spend your Easter Sunday with one of these recommended elegant inns, grand hotels, cozy local favorites or even historic sites serving delicious brunch, lunch and dinner. Oh, and did we mention a few have make-your-own bloody mary bars? Enjoy! Epoch at the Exeter Inn 90 Front St., Exeter 2023 TBA; 2022 details below When: Brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $60 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under Reservations: Call (603) 778-3762 or book online via OpenTable Enjoy items from house cured gravlax with traditional garnishes and local cheeses to a carving station with North Country Smokehouse ham and roast sirloin. See the full menu for the rest of the varied options. The Old Salt at Lamie's Inn 490 Layfayette Rd., Hampton 2023 TBA; 2022 details below When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $24.99 for adults, $14.99 for children up to 12, children under 5 are free. Reservations: Call (603) 962-8322 The Old Salt has won so many Best of NH Readers' Poll awards for brunch that we've lost count. The special Easter brunch is by reservation only, and features fruit-filled pancakes, pastries, eggs Benedict plus omelets and Belgian waffles ...
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Meet the Brewer: Twin Barns Brewing Co.’s Randy Booth

There's a lot of breweries in New Hampshire — over 100, actually. That's a lot! We want the good people of the Granite State to get to know all the brave souls who mash, hop and malt their way to victory at those 100-something breweries. So, we're doing a monthly “Meet the Brewer” Q&A series, where we let brewers wax poetic on their craft and get to know the humans behind the hops. For our latest Q&A, meet Randy Booth, head brewer at Twin Barns Brewing Co. in Meredith. Twin Barns is a two-vessel, 10-barrel brewery and taproom occupying two renovated antique barns originally constructed in the 19th century. They offer a quarter-acre beer garden and a nine-hole disc golf course, all just a stone's throw away from northwest Lake Winnipesaukee. Last October, Twin Barns opened up a second taproom in North Woodstock, giving them a northern presence and increased business during the winter months. I sat down with Randy on an unusually warm February Friday at the Meredith taproom, where we discussed the innate intricacy of a good lager, the wonders of a spicy bloody mary and his winding career path to becoming a household name in the Granite ...
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An Indoor Winter Adventure: The New England Ski Museum

During the wintertime, there are many outdoor activities to take advantage of in the White Mountains region. While many of us would like to be outside racing down the slopes or tramping across the woodland trails for hours, there are some times when it’s pleasant to spend part of your day indoors. Located at the base of the Cannon Mountain tram is a special treasure worth putting into your Franconia Notch itinerary – The New England Ski Museum!  The New England Ski Museum debuted in 1982 and has since become a staple for locals and tourists alike. Let’s take a look at all the exciting details.  Exhibitions The permanent exhibition that the museum maintains is called “From the First Tracks to the Fall Line: eight thousand years of skiing.” This collection showcases events that have happened in the ski world dating back to prehistoric times but also houses important “firsts” on Cannon Mountain and details on the career of Bode Miller (he’s a local!).  In addition to the permanent exhibition, there’s an annual show called “Ski Photographers of the White Mountains” that features work from photographers Winston Pote, Christine Reid, Dorothy Crossley, and Dick Smith that were produced from the ...
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Celebrate Maple Month in the Lakes Region

It’s March in the Lakes Region and that means one thing: It’s Maple Month! Up here, we consider this sweet liquid the true herald of spring and a surer sign of warmer days to come than any groundhog’s prediction. Well, the sap has started flowing and cocktails, sweet, and savory treats are popping up on menus across the region. We’ve compiled a list of some of the yummiest local maple offerings and activities so you can get your maple on this month! For the Sweethearts: A Romantic Getaway If you can think of nothing sweeter than celebrating maple season with your special someone, this package from the Snowvillage Inn is for you! Book this package and stay from March 25-27th to receive: a special maple sugar house breakfast with freshly baked muffins and hot entrée choices, 2 pints of maple syrup to take home, and a three-course dinner for two. This package also includes a visit to Oak Hill Farm in South Hiram, Maine where you’ll enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast, maple sugaring demonstrations, tours, and samples. Maple Lover’s Unite A Sweet Start: Maple Appetizers & Sides Looking for a maple treat with a bit of a ...
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The Best Events Happening in March

March is Maple Month in New Hampshire, and sugar shacks and farms like Charmingfare Farm in Candia are each finding their own unique way to celebrate. Tap Into Maple, Laconia, Weekends in March Join the team at Prescott Farm every Saturday in March to experience an old-fashioned New England tradition — making maple syrup! From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, participate hands-on in every step of the syrup making process. Environmental educators help attendees build tree ID skills, learn the parts of a tree and their functions, use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap, use historical and modern tree tapping tools, learn the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends and discover the math/chemical/physical science in the boiling process. The program involves a 20-minute walk to the sugarhouse with an uphill hike back after the program. Yung Gravy, Manchester, March 4 Southern New Hampshire University's organization CAPE (Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events) presents their Yung Gravy. A humorously groovy and trending rapper, Yung Gravy made his debut in 2017 with the hit song “Mr. Clean.” 56th Annual New Hampshire State Home Show, Manchester, March 4-5 Produced by the professionals at ...
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EVENTS BY DAY… WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 –“Living” It’s Never Too Late To Start at The Screening Room (2pm, 7pm). –All The Beauty and the Bloodshed at The Screening Room (4:30pm). –Cribbage Tournament at Throwback Brewery (6pm). –The Whale at The Music Hall (7pm). –Open Mic Night with Live Band at The Press Room (7pm). –Nicola Cipriani & Brad Myrick at Book & Bar (7:30pm). ____________________________________________________ THURSDAY, MARCH 2 –Community Day at Water Street Bookstore to Benefit Great Bay Charter School (9am-8pm). –“Living” It’s Never Too Late To Start at The Screening Room (4:30pm). –Discover Chardonnay—It’s Not All Buttery & Oaky! with From The Vine To Wine at Stroll Cafe & Wine Bar (6pm-7:30pm). –Beautiful Gardens Without Pesticides Workshop at Graves Library, Kennebunkport (6pm-7:30pm). –Trivia Night with DJ Koko at Throwback Brewery (6pm-8pm). –The Whale at The Music Hall (7pm). –All The Beauty and the Bloodshed at The Screening Room (7pm). –Embroidery 201: Create Your Own Design at the Portsmouth Public Library (7pm-8:30pm). –Alexa Tarantino Quartet at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club (7:30pm). –“Take Me To Church” Comedy Night at The Stone Church (7:30pm). –Taylor O’Donnell at The Music Hall Lounge (8pm). –Adrienne Mack-Davis Album Release Show at Book & Bar (8pm). –G-Nome Project at The Stone Church (8pm). ____________________________________________________ FRIDAY, MARCH 3 –Dover Art Walk at Dover art galleries ...
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Fun with a Cause: On Tap for CASA

CASA, short for Court Appointed Special Advocates, works toward as noble a cause as you can find. Founded in 1989, the New Hampshire non-profit recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to advocate for children in the family court system who have experienced abuse or neglect. The organization relies on fundraising events to propel their cause — and on Saturday, March 11, they're bringing back a barroom favorite. On Tap for CASA features a full day of competition, fundraising and, of course, drinking, at New England's Tap House Grille in Hooksett. From noon to 10 p.m., teams of five to 10 battle in a medley of games while holding down their team's barstool. Games include Rebus puzzles, memory games, trivia, a stein hoisting contest and more, with two bands playing live music throughout the day. According to Erica Thoits, CASA's director of community relations, the event sprung from the mind of CEO Marty Sink after hearing about a similar event at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford. Patrick's barstool marathon lasts 24 hours; CASA hoped to inspire the same competitive spirit, while lessening the day-long intensity. “We're focused on fun and raising money, and we want to keep the competition fierce but ...
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