Saturday, April 30, 2011

Women's Lacrosse 2011 Ivy League Champions

Women's Lacrosse 2011 Ivy League Champions, originally uploaded by Dartmouth Flickr.

Congratulations to the Dartmouth women's lacrosse team, the 2011 Ivy League champs! The 14th-ranked Big Green topped Harvard 14-7 at Scully-Fahey Field with President Jim Yong Kim and a huge crowd cheering them on. The win also marks Head Coach Amy Patton's 100th career Ivy League win. Go Green! Learn more at

(photo by Bonnie Barber)

Congratulations! :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Trees

Spring Trees, originally uploaded by nhexplorer.

Another spring view of the Hunt Memorial building.

For 68 years, the Hunt Memorial Building served as the Nashua Public Library until the city outgrew the building and a new and larger facility was built on Court St. in 1971.

The Hunt is now owned by the city and managed by a volunteer board of trustees. Designed by noted American architect and New Hampshire native Ralph Adams Cram, the building opened to the public in 1903 and was entered on the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1971.

In May, 2004, Cram and Ferguson, successor to Ralph Adams Cram's firm, completed a Facility Master Plan for the full restoration and renovation of the Hunt. This effort is currently underway utilizing public and private funding.

In 2009 the Nashua Board of Alderman approved a City Building Improvements bond issue which included funds for for the restoration of the Hunt Building. The building was closed for contruction February 1, 2011 and the trustees expect to reopen it in Fall, 2011.

The restoration of the Hunt Memorial Building to its original splendor while making it available for public use in keeping with the intent of the original gift to the people of Nashua. The newly restored building will be available for lectures, concerts, theatre, meetings and receptions and as a home for non-profits and creative arts organizations. In addition it will provide 6 private offices/conference rooms for lease.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Augustus Saint-Gaudens IV

Augustus Saint-Gaudens IV, originally uploaded by greyscale4.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Discover the beautiful home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. Over 100 of his artworks can be seen in the galleries, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Reflections, originally uploaded by rgallant_photography.

Went to one of my favorite spots - Sunrise lake - Easter Sunday. I went for the sunset but got this instead. The water was so calm it was like a mirror.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Muskrat Busy Eating

Muskrat Busy Eating, originally uploaded by dlv1.

Some more Spring goodness from New Hampshire!

Did you know that muskrats can stay underwater for 15 minutes? Me either.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

dreamy, originally uploaded by debthepicturelady.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lined Sky

Lined Sky, originally uploaded by Patrick Turek.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dover Mill Reflecting Sunset

Dover Mill Reflecting Sunset, originally uploaded by erich352011.

A History of Dover's Mills

We've come so far.

It is fitting that we recount here portions of an editorial entitled "The City is United to Keep the Mills" written on November 13, 1941 in Foster’s Daily Democrat:

When the city councils vote unanimously…the plan to keep the Pacific Mills Property by city purchase, it is time someone stood up and cheered. Dover has been a great old city in days gone by. It has traditions which few municipalities can claim. And these are mightier than folks realize.

The history of Dover is one of sacrifice and struggle, but of victory.The great fires which have struck the city have not dampened the enthusiasm of the citizens. Always from the ruins better buildings came into being.

And now that the Pacific Mills are a memory except for the buildings, the citizens do not propose to let any wrecking company walk away with the grand prize. The city of Dover stands ready to bid and get the property for future industrial developments right here.

It may be that this will mean more to us than anything else which has taken place in recent years. It may well be the start of a larger life for the city. When public spirited citizens stand together for a common and noble purpose they are always invincible.

How prophetic and how true! We cannot imagine traveling down Central Avenue and not seeing those colossal brick structures on our left side. The mills created Dover and they should stand forever as its symbol of history, purpose and expectation.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

General Stark - "Live Free or Die"

General Stark - "Live Free or Die", originally uploaded by dlv1.

Cloudy gloomy day - was doing an Earthcache (see at the State House and snapped a few shots with my point and shoot. It was a dreary day. General Stark was a Revolutionary Hero and the State's motto "Life Free or Die" is attributed to him. The statue was erected in 1890.

"Live Free Or Die;
Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils."

-- General John Stark as extracted from a toast on July 31, 1809. Due to poor health, General Stark was unable to attend the anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington in which he fought. Stark is New Hampshire's most famous Revolutionary War hero.

"Live Free or Die" was adopted in 1945 by the state of New Hampshire as the official state motto and was adopted at the same time as the official state emblem on which the motto appears.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Strawberry House

Strawberry House, originally uploaded by Tyler Aldrich.

Strawbery Banke is about connecting with the past.

Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic landscapes and gardens, and its interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth, NH, community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century.