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September 11, 2013

603 Reasons

(Continued)

366. Stock car racing.

367. UNH hockey.

368. Running clubs.

369. Nice state flag.

370. Historic register and all the gems on it.

371. Organic farms growing in number.

372. NH Food Bank and so many local food shelves.

373. Flea markets.

374. Holiday parades.

375. Great high school marching bands, including Londonderry Lancers.

376. Waterville Valley.

377. Everyone speaks English.

378. Appalachian Trail.

379. Mount Sunapee.

380. Legalized same-sex marriage.

381. Good Fish and Game department.

382. Moose hunting.

383. J&F Farms petting zoo.

384. Capt. John Mason.

385. Good physical size and population.

386. Sense and appreciation of history.

387. Weir’s Beach.

388. Pancake breakfasts.

389. Alpine Adventures.

390. Hopkins Center for the Arts.

391. The Common Man.

392. Good fire departments.

393. Golf.

394. Granite State of Mind.

395. Town bandstands and gazebos.

396. Great Halloween spirit.

397. Granite State Dog Recovery.

398. Web cams and message boards on I-93 let you know what’s ahead.

399. Thrift shops.

400. Library book sales.

401. Tuscan Kitchen.

402. Takes mosquito control seriously.

403. Main Streets.

404. Not too many malls.

405. Interstate 89.

406. The smell each season brings, especially fall.

407. Good neighbors.

408. Paper mill history.

409. Government accessibility.

410. Single area code.

411. Londonderry Linen.

412. Londonderry town pound.

413. Algonquins and the names, like Musquash, that remain.

414. Town commons and greens.

415. Community bands.

416. Adams Memorial Opera House.

417. Marion Gerrish Community Center.

418. Historical societies.

419. The Granite State mac-and-cheese bakeoff.

420. Local garden clubs and all they do to brighten up their communities.

421. The remaining dairy farms.

422. Market Basket.

423. Contra dances.

424. Tomie dePaola taught at Colby-Sawyer.

425. Jodi Picoult.

426. Honey.

427. St. Julien Macaroons.

428. Residents who volunteer to track state wildlife.

429. 4-H.

430. NH Wildlife Journal and its calendar.

431. Rod and gun clubs.

432. AARP driving classes.

433. No texting law.

434. Let’s Go Fishing program.

435. White-tail deer.

436. Big Tree program and all the winners.

437. Active Boy and Girl Scout troops.

438. Christmas tree sales to benefit local charities.

439. Rotary clubs that really support their communities.

440. The chance to see some well-known politicians.

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