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Eastman Lake

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My parents moved to Grantham, N.H., in 1986, so, technically, I did, too. I left for college, then grad school, then came back to buy my own home in Grantham in 1997 (and later a different one in 2002). It’s a nice halfway point between the Upper Valley (Lebanon/Hanover) and Concord. There’s a lot to do – you can golf, cross country ski, hike, swim and rent paddle boats, canoes and these new big wheeled things. And when you leave the traffic and steaming asphalt of the larger towns to see the views of the rolling hills and lake, it feels like you’ve escaped, you’ve gone on vacation, but really you’ve just come home.

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Get thrifty

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Thrifting is not for the faint of heart, but it is great fun. I checked out a few stores for the summer issue of Kearsarge Magazine; one of my trips is below. If you have some time this summer, grab a friend and see what you can find!

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NEW LONDON

Go Lightly Consignment Boutique

255 Newport Road

golightlyconsignment.weebly.com

CODE: consignment, clothing, jewelry

 

The Renaissance Shoppe at the VNA

107 Newport Road

lakesunapeevna.org

CODE: thrift, art, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, nonprofit cause

 

Switchback Consignment

256 Main Street

CODE: consignment, clothing, toys, sports equipment

 

St. Andrews Thrift Shop

52 Gould Road

(603) 526-6590

CODE: thrift, clothing, housewares, nonprofit cause