, Derry, New Hampshire

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September 11, 2013

603 Reasons


533. The color of the big oak tree in front of Robert Frost Farm in early October.

534. Cross-country skiing around the Pemigewasset River at Loon Mountain.

535. Story hours, book groups at local libraries.

536. New Hampshire Preservation Alliance which works to make sure our history isn’t lost

537. CASA of NH, fighting for abused and neglected children.

538. Network of rescues and humane society’s caring for homeless pets.

539. July 4 celebrations around the state, parades, picnics, fireworks everywhere.

540. The sounds of nature, the crunching of pine needles, snow, leaves and sand underfoot.

541. Walking around Star Island under a full moon.

542. Foliage cruise up the Piscataqua River.

543. Smell of woodstoves on crisp winter mornings.

544. Polar Express Event that supports literacy.

545. Local theater groups, that bring classics and not-so-classics to local stages and give residents a chance to act.

546. White Mountain Puzzles.

547. The chance to see black bears.

548. Ice skating on a frozen pond or outdoor rink.

549. CERT teams

550. Business that sponsor highway cleanup and individuals who do it on their own

551. Seeing turkeys on the lawn.

552. Best summer camp, including Calumet on Ossipee.

553. Kellerhaus in Weirs Beach.

554. Driving Route 1-A on a summer afternoon.

555. Powerboat races in Kingston every fall.

556. Fabrizia limoncello and blood orange liqueur.

557. Vibrant Boys & Girls Clubs.

558. MooreMart and all it has done for the troops

559. Mack Plaque.

560. Stagecoach history and restoration efforts.

561. Historic Town Halls.

562. Little historic sites everywhere, including the Sargent Cooperage Shop in Danville.

563. So many places to fly a kite, from the coast to a mountaintop and meadows in between.

564. Cafe Indigo in Concord.

565. A Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner.

566. Finally, high-speed tolling.

567. The Salvation Army, meetings needs of residents every day in so many ways.

568. The state where anyone can be a beauty queen.

569. It’s a place where farmers still matter.

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