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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2004, 11:09:15 am »

It's BORDERS!!!! Bloody BORDERS!!! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, VARRIN?!?!?!?  ;D ::)

jk...

The trouble is, there is always so much talk about bringing these big-name stores into town, that after reading in the paper for years about a place like B&N coming into town, I tend to think it's already here. And I generally don't go to big chain stores, so they all look alike to me. ;)

Manchester (about 1:15-30) has hockey and baseball (AA) teams, but Keene only has baseball right in town.

Justin does NYC pretty regularly from here. He would be the person to ask.

JM
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2004, 10:02:16 pm »

59) The world's greatest steak and cheese subs at Pizza Down Under
60) Listed as one of the "10 Great Places to Raise a Family", by Parenting Magazine, May 1997, because parents felt they could create "a healthy lifestyle for their kids.".
61) Yankee magazine is published in Dublin
62) Dublin is also the home of the Old Farmers Almanac.
63) The stark beauty of the granite quarry in Fitzwilliam
64) Gilsum rock swap - Hundreds of mineral collectors and dealers meet and swap every year in Gilsum.
65) Lucy Mack, mother of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith Jr., was born in Gilsum in 1775.
66) The Congregational church is an architectural landmark, erected in 1820 in Hancock by local builders influenced by Elias Carter and Asher Benjamin.
67) Hancock, New Hampshire, was named after patriot John Hancock.
68) George A. Long of Hinsdale built a self-propelled steam vehicle in 1875, for which he received one of the nation's earliest automobile patents.
69) Keene's United Church of Christ, built in 1787, is a beautiful New England white church, standing tall above Central Square.
70) Southwestern N.H. Fire Mutual Aid network has been a national model for emergency communications centers
71) Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge
72) The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music has its headquarters in Sullivan
73) Lily Pond on Surry mountain is 700 feet above the village, and up to 80 feet deep.
74) Summer band concerts on the Walpole commons
75) The soup and 1/2 sandwich specials at BrewBakers on Main Street.

3/4 of the way there!!!!

Hoo-hoo!

JM
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2004, 10:23:55 am »

76) The annual art walk, where Keene's Main St. businesses display the works of local artists in their windows for a week.
77) An annual outdoor art show at Ashuelot River Park in Keene.
78) The Monadnock Hemporium, selling (almost) all hemp-made goods right in downtown Keene.

Only 23 to go!!!! :d

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2004, 10:44:17 am »

79) The annual Dublin flea market. A HUGE sale where the Dublin-folk unload great stuff cheap.
80) Flying lessons at Keene airport for would-be-pilots!

21 to go! :D

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2004, 11:17:04 am »

80) Flying lessons at Keene airport for would-be-pilots!

;D  That's a good one!!!  And how about (could this be separate???), the Keene airport itself?  Close to Keene and good for pilots who might want the convenience of flying in or out to the population center of the region.

Here are some stats you could include:

6201 ft. runway, Jet-A and 100LL fuel available, and an ILS approach to runway 02.

If you do that, you could separate out Green River Flight Center and C.M. Lovett for flight instruction and rental.

V-

Oops:  I just noticed Dillant-Hopkins is #11 on the list.  Maybe you could add the stats there.  Here are my suggestions:

11)  (existing text +) 6201 ft. runway with ILS; Jet-A available
80)  Green River Flight Center and C.M. Lovett offer flight instruction at Keene's airport for would-be pilots!

Maybe that's more helpful... ;)

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2004, 11:23:39 am »

81)  FedEx Staffed World Service Center with Saturday hours for express packages

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2004, 10:06:18 pm »

Great ones, Varrin!

I thought of a couple more today, but I can't come up with them right now.... ???

JM
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2004, 11:05:53 pm »

82) Jacks True Value Hardware. Yes, this is what hardware stores used to be like.
83) Thornton Wilder based "Our Town" on Peterborough, New Hampshire.


18 to go!!! :D

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2004, 12:55:08 am »

84)  Over 70 churches listed in the Keene Phone book
85) Auto dealers in or near Keene:  Big 3 (GM, Ford & Chrysler) plus many foreign manufacturers including Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
86) Both cable and DSL high speed internet access is available throughout Keene and in some outlying areas.

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2004, 08:23:43 am »

In Ayn Rand's novel Fountainhead, Howard Roark is an objectivist/libertarian architect who builds a number of things.  One of the things he is most proud of building is a resort development of many small houses arranged somewhat communally in the...Monadnock Valley!  Its a fictitious location, but it provides an excellent opportunity for a developer or group of libertarians to fulfill that fiction and create such a resort or living arrangement somewhere in the Monadnock region.
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2004, 12:15:39 pm »

That's cool. I hadn't realized that.

I can't manage to read fiction, so I've never read it.

Can't wait til the Atlas Shrugged movie comes out. Looking forward to finding out why everyone like it so much. :)

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2004, 09:58:48 pm »

87)  Brand new Starbucks in Keene - one of only 4 in New Hampshire and testimony to Keene's hipness.

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2004, 09:22:42 pm »

This reminded me, during my visit to Keene I got a cup of coffee at a local shop on main street . Can't remember the name its between the police dept. and the Lane hotel. The coffee was good but they had alot of anti starbucks signs and flyers. I was gonna comment on the sillieness of this to them, but I invoked the good nieghbor policy and stayed quiet.


While I was drinking my coffee a police officer walked by, I noded to him and he said" good morning sir" I almost fell over.

I stopped in the evil Wal- Mart while there as I needed a new watch. The very nice lady added several links to the band so it would fit my chubby wrist at no charge!!! and dont tell any one in NY but no sales tax weeeeeeeeee.

I recommened a visit to the Keene area it has every thing a person of the burbs could want and yet a few min. out of town  its woods streams, lakes and lots of parks.
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2004, 09:23:54 am »

Thanks for the story Pat.. So how 'bout we put them in the list...

88)  Polite Police officers who say "good morning sir" instead of "license, registration and proof of insurance"
89)  Even in the chain stores, the help goes above and beyond with friendly 'local' service.

For what it's worth, I found #89 to be true, too.  We had an opportunity for a little 'lesson' for my son in November when we were there.  The lady behind the counter at Burger King was happy to help ;)

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2004, 04:04:58 pm »

You might want to add The Cathedral Of The Pines to the list, I made a visit there  while staying in Keene. I am not a religous person but it still has a great view of MT. Monandock and is a place for any kind of meditation or reflection.

The volunteer's who work there are very nice and informative.


If the chemicals have taken over and you are for some reason thinking of getting married,it is a great spot for an out door wedding. :P

Yikes just checked the list again and it is reason # 71 . Well then I second reason #71  ;D
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