Granite State Gold – Smoky Quartz Distillery

For Kevin Kurland, the success of Smoky Quartz, his artisanal distillery in Seabrook, N.H., is all about the details. The Iraq War veteran and longtime engineer has seen to it, for example, that each of his Smoky Quartz products — a vodka, two types of rum, a moonshine (more like a white whiskey, actually) and… Read More

Edith Nourse Rogers

Lowell’s own Edith Nourse Rogers was the sixth woman elected to Congress and the first from New England, winning the seat vacated by the death of her husband in 1925. She held the office for 18 consecutive terms, spanning 35 years. Rogers sponsored more than 1,200 bills, more than half focusing on the military and… Read More

Women That W.O.W. – Part 2 ( of 3 )

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Winning Opportunities for Women When the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce decided to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its Winning Opportunities for Women Conference with the inaugural Pinnacle Awards this April, it wasn’t hard to find worthy recipients. The event committee chose to honor Karen Andreas, regional publisher at North… Read More

Let’s Go Bowling… Retro Style

As a New England newcomer, I’ve learned how to be a Red Sox fan, practiced the pronunciation of Chelmsford, and realized that historic plaques on houses are commonplace. But some things still surprise me: candlepin bowling, for example. While growing up in a small town in New York state, tenpin bowling was one of the… Read More

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