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101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« on: March 29, 2004, 11:00:02 pm »

1) Keene State College (Keene) www.keene.edu
2) Stonewall Farm (Keene) www.stonewallfarm.org
An educational facility and working dairy
3) Mount Monadnock (Jaffrey) www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPages/Monadnock/Monadnock.html
Offers a nice hike within the ability of most folks and is the second most frequently climbed mountain in the world.
4) Spofford Lake (Chesterfield)
5) Swanzey Lake (Swanzey)
6) Downtown Keene - wonderful shops
7) Rural towns surround Keene, giving you your choice of rural or populated areas without having to drive hours from a big city!
8) Swanzey has many auction houses
9) Rhododendron State Park (Fitzwilliam) www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPagess/Rhododendron/Rhododendron.html
Largest rhododendron grove in northern New England - peak season expected mid-July.
10) Close proximity to Interstate 91 for easy North/South travel – just 3.5 hours to NYC!
11) Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) www.ci.keene.nh.us/airport
12) A lively amateur jazz scene
13) The Rynborn Restaurant and Blues Club (Keene) www.rynborn.com
One of the best blues clubs in the country
14) Local craft outlets and artists
15) Over 45 restaurants just in Keene alone
16) Keene Public Library (Keene) www.ci.keene.nh.us/library
A big, active library
17) Lots of parks, and a no-traffic bike and walking path around the city
18) Libertarians are well known and active here (as they are on the seacoast), but our candidates score 10-25% every election.
19) The Keene Sentinel (Keene) www.keenesentinel.com
A daily newspaper, dating back to 1799, which quite regularly puts Libertarians on the front page.
20) Keene is about an hour from Concord, and Stoddard and Sullivan are closer.
21) Keene is a burgeoning metropolis, with new jobs generated daily.
22) The Colonial Theatre (Keene) www.thecolonial.org
A 1921 theatre bringing big name acts to a small intimate setting.
23) Keene has the best college Baseball team in New England (The 2003 NECBL champion Swamp Bats)
24) Henry David Thoreau's mother lived in Keene. Her house still stands on Main St.
25) Ken Burns lives in the area. You can occasionally run into him downtown
26) Dark Star Pub (Keene) $2 mixed drinks, all the time
27) A strong local Green Party presence, willing to work with Libertarians.
28) Westmoreland has one of the world's best-known fluorite mines www.mtlilygems.com/fluorite/fluorinv.html
29) Dog racing at Hinsdale Greyhound Park www.hinsdalegreyhound.com
30) Cheshire Fair (Keene) www.cheshirefair.com/fair.htm
August 3 – 8, 2004
31) A yearly rodeo (hear this, westernfolk?)
32) It's the only part of NH not covered in granite, making it ideal for farming and gardens.
33) Some of the best air and watershed quality in the state according to bestplaces.net
34) Highest concentration of grassroots activism on issues such as drug policy, civil liberties, and local economics.
35) Great property value!
36) Antioch New England Graduate School (Keene) www.antiochne.edu
37) Colony Mill Marketplace (Keene) www.colonymill.com
38) The Friendly Farm (Dublin) www.friendlyfarm.com
39) Pumpkin Festival (Keene) www.pumpkinfestival.com
40) Monadnock Speedway (Winchester) www.monadnockspeedway.com
41) Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area (Chesterfield)
42) Pisgah State Park (Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Winchester)
Largest property in the NH state park system. Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, cross country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, ATV/snowmobile use.
43) Miller State Park (Peterborough)
Located on 2290-foot summit of Pack Monadnock
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2004, 10:38:57 am »

58 to go! C'mon Cheshirefolk!

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2004, 05:08:17 pm »

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13) The Rynborn Restaurant and Blues Club (Keene) www.rynborn.com
One of the best blues clubs in the country

That certainly piques my interest!

The Keene area is on my list to check out whenever I make my scouting trip to NH.
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2004, 07:02:03 pm »

The Rynborn became famous when it was located in Antrim, and it moved to Keene last summer. I had drinks with Steve Cobb there once!

We'd love to have you check out Keene! I'm giving three people tours this week and next....

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2004, 12:17:17 pm »

A guided tour would be great!  When I make my trip plans, I'll check with you to see if we can set something up.
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2004, 10:07:37 am »

Alexander from Seattle came out last night, and it was POURING rain... We brought him to an art show a friend of mine was having, and we went out for pizza.... Great fun.

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2004, 03:19:31 pm »

How 'bout the Taste of Keene?

And how about Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, Pennys, Borders, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, Pier 1 (yeah, that's right, Pier 1 in Keene, whoda thunk it), and rumor has it Target is coming soon (which means Best Buy can't be far behind), nevermind the previously mentioned plethora of restaurants (including Papa John's Pizza, a must have).  All this in a smallish town with reasonable property values.  Can it get any better???

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P.S.  I'm hearing more and more people looking at or actually moving to Keene every day.  Wheeee ;)
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2004, 03:49:12 pm »

Hmmmm... I've never been a big fan of the big chain places, so I guess I never thought of those places, and you can get Wal-Mart anywhere, it isn't, in my opinion, something that makes the Keene area special.

Yes, I have been doing a lot of meeting and greeting lately. A lot of people really like this area, and there's good reason to believe it is fertile ground for liberty friendly campaigns.

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44) Even in the city of keene, the outskirts are already mostly farms.
45) Several farms in Keene and Cheshire county make STUNNING maple syrup, and give free tours of their farm.
46) After 10-11pm, most of the traffic lights in Keene switch to blinking yellows and reds, to allow traffic to move more easily.
47) Hot Tuna plays in Keene every year. They Love the place!
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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2004, 09:27:11 am »

48) The Taste of Keene - Sample most of Keene's 45 restaurants in one place at Colony Mill marketplace once a year.
49) Colony Mill Marketplace. A historic mill building turned into a mall with lots of great shops.
50) Drivers are great at stoping, and letting pedestrians cross the street.
51) Pauls Choice. A FANTASTIC place to buy freshly-cut meats.

HALF WAY THERE!!!!!  ;D

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2004, 07:45:36 pm »

49) Colony Mill Marketplace. A historic mill building turned into a mall with lots of great shops.

You also have this listed as #37.  ;)

As far as Wal-Mart, yeah that's pretty common.  But when you add Borders, Pier 1, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sears, Pennys, etc., you have something unique.  Outside the 'golden triangle', only Keene and Lebanon has that kind of commerce available.  Keene is a little more 'compact' (i.e. the population in Lebanon is split between Lebanon, West Lebanon, and Hanover), and the downtown area is 'better' (totally subjective, but my opinion).

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2004, 09:41:40 pm »

OK...

New #49) Most chain stores many people like... Target, Staples, Wal-Mart, Margaritas, Red Lobster, Barnes and Noble, etc.

52) Toadstool Bookstore. A great selection of books, music, and more, all NH owned and operated.
53) Dublin Lake - Rt. 101 winds its way around beautiful Dublin Lake, with Mt. Monadnock filling the horizon.

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2004, 10:14:15 am »

New #49) Most chain stores many people like... Target, Staples, Wal-Mart, Margaritas, Red Lobster, Barnes and Noble, etc.

Is the Target for sure?  I have been trying to find that out for a while now and nobody can really confirm or deny ;)  And Red Lobster... did I miss that???

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2004, 11:15:58 am »

My bad. I just checked with Pat, who is far more observant than I...
Some people are trying to bring a Target into town, but it's not here yet. The Red Lobster went out, and has been replaced by a 99 restaurant.

OK...

New NEW #49) Most chain stores many people like... Home Depot, Staples, Wal-Mart, Strawberrys, Margaritas, KayBee Toys, Applebees, 99, Barnes and Noble, etc.
 
54) Two dollar stores in town, competing to bring you the best items they can for $1.
55) A robust garage sale market spring through September.
56) McDonalds, Burger King and Wendys, all on the same block. Fast food heaven.
57) Keene Buffet..  All you can eat Chinese, Japanese, American, Italian, and more for around $10. Drink included.
58) The Winchester taxpayer-rights group being founded. FSP-member Michelle Otterson is already working with them.

Only 43 to go! :D

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2004, 05:04:20 pm »

Some people are trying to bring a Target into town, but it's not here yet.

That's what I thought.  I'm hoping though.. ;)

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New NEW #49) Most chain stores many people like... Home Depot, Staples, Wal-Mart, Strawberrys, Margaritas, KayBee Toys, Applebees, 99, Barnes and Noble, etc.

Okay, you're really gonna kill me now... I think it's Borders, not Barnes and Noble ;)

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Re:101 Reasons to Move to the Monadnock Region!
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2004, 11:57:38 pm »

Any hockey in the area?


And how long does it take to get to NYC?  Seems like I-91 would allow for a shorter trip than from other areas of NH.
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