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Exploring the Weeks Brick House Nature Trails, Greenland, NH

When Seacoaster’s say, “Hey, let’s go for a hike,” few think about Portsmouth’s neighbor, Greenland, as a destination for rambling through the woods. But right in our own backyard is a small, but incredible trail system known as the Weeks Brick House Nature Trails, part of the Weeks Brick House and Gardens, a New Hampshire Historic Site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1710 by Samuel Weeks, the Weeks House itself is one of the earliest […]

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WordPress Security. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Most of us are jumping onto the WordPress bandwagon these days, I know i get misty eyed when I see the amazing level of control and capabilities the open source content management platform offers. And with all good things related to technology, with widespread adoption comes enterprise level security concerns. Hackers learn how to exploit weaknesses and then have a virtual smorgasboard of vulnerable sites at their disposal. Security, as well all know, is paramount these days. I hate to […]

Technology and The Monetization of Everything.

Many of us, myself included, tend to believe that technology is free. Aside from Microsoft Windows/Office, and specialty programs like Photoshop, I don’t pay for a lot of technology outside of my Playstation and iphone/PCs….or do I. I dropped by People’s United Bank in Concord, NH recently and took $100 pocket money out of the ATM, seems harmless right? But then came the ‘terminal fee’ screen. Three Dollars and Fifty Cents. $3.50. For the pleasure of doing business at their […]

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Musical Interludes. Puscifer releases latest effort, Money $hot

Puscifer scores with Money Shot. Album Review By Rich Collins, Thirst Productions. Maynard James Keenan is a talented, but quirky guy with an ego problem. His music can be so damn expressive at times, touching areas of musical intellect that few can reach. It’s part of his brilliance. Puscifer is his alter ego to Tool and Perfect Circle, a more intimate, personal extension of himself, his pet project if you will. The name was dreamt up some time in the […]

Where would we be without Corporate Philanthropists?

I am in mourning for a man I never met, nor ever will. A man I know little to nothing about, in fact, but a man that I respect. I don’t know his policies nor much about his politics, but I know through his actions he provided the world with a legacy that will outlast my time on this earth. That man is Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face, or #TNF as the youngsters may refer to the outdoor-oriented […]

Cold November Rain

I cannot tell a lie. November depresses me. Stuck somewhere between Autumn, my favorite season, amd winter snows that blanket New England (sometimes, but not always my second favorite season.) November sticks out like a pimp in church but life must go on. Not far from my residence is a series of trails connected together on conservation land, the Weeks Trails as they are known, which exists as part of the original Weeks’ estate. If you like history there is […]

Top Eats at the Fryeburg Fair (2015)

We all love fairs. The animals, the events, the sites, the sounds. Even the people watching can be down right amazing. But let’s face it, most of us go to consume copious amounts of really, really, really unhealthy food. Something about the open air and all the walking leads us to believe we are super human and can gorge ourselves to the point of no return on deep fried everything, sugar as far as the eye can see, and perhaps […]

Sunday Fun Day, Seacoast Brewery Edition

Let’s face it, Beer is the new wine. With craft beer skyrocketing in popularity and new microbrews appearing on the horizon at breakneck speeds all around us, the transition to a beer culture just can’t be ignored. The Seacoast (NH) Beer Group on Facebook has over 2000 members and is one of the most prolific producers of facebook content in my feed. People are just plain into the craft beer thing around here. Passionate lush’s like myself now have terrific […]

Symphonies in the Mount Washington Valley.

Currently in this day and age we have the most amazing access to music. Just when you thought the ipod revolutionized the world with digital music, in come services like Spotify and Pandora, and Apple music open up the listener’s world like never before believed possible. I read somewhere that some 4 million songs on Spotify had never even been played even once, meaning, there is a never ending supply of endless music out there. We simply don’t have time to […]

Get Caught Doing Good Things.

This blog was originally written and posted by Market Street Talent’s Social Engagement Manager Rich Collins on the Market Street Talent blog. We were recently lucky enough to attend the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s 2015 Spring Conference “Think Bigger, Dig Deeper,” an event geared toward recognizing and promoting sustainability for New Hampshire businesses. Here we were able to learn about current sustainability issues in business and how we can bring them to light within our own organization. Sustainability in business (especially […]