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Manchester NH Athlete, Legendary Skiing Coach and Promoter, Sports Commentator & Hall of Famer: Robert P. “Bob” Beattie (1933-still living)

Robert P. “Bob” Beattie was born 24 January 1933 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Robert A. & Katherine S. (Prime) Beattie. He was raised in Manchester, attending the local schools, and graduating from Central High School in 1950. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Old Time Christmas Traditions and Decorations

In New Hampshire’s early days, Christmas was celebrated in a much quieter and sedate manner.  The early New England immigrants were stern opponents of what we consider today to be our usual Christmas pastimes. Even up until the 1870s Christmas … Continue reading

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Popular Superstitions of the Winter Season: 1840

POPULAR SUPERSTITIONS OF THE WINTER SEASON From: Saturday, December 26, 1840; Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) page 2 Associated with Christmas and the New Year are many of the popular superstitious rites and ceremonies of former times, … Continue reading

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Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head . . .

on winter Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head, And nature’s face is with confusion spread; Stern Boreas rambles forth with blust’ring sweep, T’ explore the continent, and storm the deep: A while he ranged with despotic sway, Till vanquish’d … Continue reading

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Poem: "Spring," by Kathi Webster

Today there is talk of winter
Cold fingers

extending to April
Overcast skies and mud to

follow
People scowl at … Continue reading

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