Around Town

Down for the Count: Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution – here’s why it matters

Bill Maddocks, a consultant to the New Hampshire Funders Forum, works with Complete Count Committees across the state.  The stakes are high, because federal funding for Community Development Block Grants, healthcare, schools, and transportation will all be based on the census count. Maddox estimates that for each person we miss, the state will lose about $37,000 over the next decade for each uncounted person. READ MORE
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Gardening in the time of coronavirus

With the arrival of Spring and lots of folks looking for something to do, it is not surprising that some people are considering starting a home vegetable garden, many for the first time. Emma Erler, the Education Center Program Coordinator for UNH Cooperative Extension says that they are receiving lots of calls from first-time gardeners. READ MORE
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Shop like a Viking at this weekend’s medieval immersion fest at the Hilton

This weekend the Barony of Stonemarche, also known as the New Hampshire chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, will be transforming the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Manchester into the 10th Century Viking village of Birka. Birka was an actual medieval town in Sweden and was named to the World Heritage List in 1993. It is one of the most complete and untouched Viking Age trading sites from this period.   READ MORE