life in the Kearsarge area

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Archive for April, 2010

Feed the Freezer

I watched a group of ladies cook casseroles for the Feed the Freezer project . It’s an outreach program by Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London. Twice a month, a group gathers in the church kitchen to make 40 to 50 freezer casseroles for the Newport Food Pantry. So far, in a little over a year, they’ve made 1,300+ casseroles, feeding 2,600+ people. They are looking for a four to five-gallon stock pot (or two) so if you’d like to donate please contact the church.


Peaches! That’s what many of you said when you saw the spring 2010 cover of Kearsarge Magazine. But, alas, no story inside about Peaches. The story about Thyme & Ewe Farm in Claremont was accidentally omitted – still not sure how I managed that one – and it will run in the summer issue. And, by May, you’ll be able to see Peaches during the farm’s herbal luncheons.

Family Fun

It’s a drive, but it’s totally worth it. Out in the middle of Canaan, an old manufacturing plant has been turned into an indoor fun center, called the Competition Complex. There’s indoor mini-golf, a batting cage, basketball, an indoor rock wall, an indoor playground for toddlers, an arcade, ping pong tables, and a play space with bouncy balls (which is what my son is doing). The Roberts family changes it up every week, so there’s something different each time you visit. We’re loving the mini golf right now. If you have an afternoon and $40 for four people (with plenty of quarters for an air hockey tournament), take a drive on Route 4 and check it out!