It’s hard to believe that it is that time of year again: Sugar Season. Folsom’s Sugar House is an actual working sugar facility that makes pure maple syrup on site just minutes from the center of Chester. The facility operates from mid/late February and generally through March, when the weather conditions will cause the sap to “run”. Warm days of 40-degrees coupled with cold nights in the 20’s are ideal to get the sap flowing in the trees.
It is hard to miss the steam billowing from the chimney as the sap is boiled. Their collection truck travels through town with the 210-gallon gathering tank on its 25 mile route. It takes an average of 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup. It is such a treat to visit the sugar house. The design was inspired by Colonial Williamsburg. Come see which grade of syrup you prefer: Light or Dark Amber. One of my favorite stops in Chester.
Visit all year long to purchase maple products like cream, candy, taffy and dry sugar. Located at 130 Candia Road, www.folsomsugarhouse.com. A proud member of the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association.
Michelle D’Aoust is a licensed REALTOR® based in the Verani Realty, Salem Office. She covers the Salem, Windham, Chester, Atkinson, Hampstead and Northeastern Mass markets. She is a specialist in fine homes, waterfront, equestrian, relocation, and new construction. For more information about Michelle, to contact her, or view her listings, visit her agent page.
Genevieve has always had an interest in real estate. As a child, she moved quite a bit and enjoyed viewing new properties with her parents. As she got older, she became hooked on HGTV. When she was ready to purchase her first home, she decided to invest in a multi-family and become a landlord. Being a bit of a “handy-woman” she did a lot of renovating and updating to the property including tiling, replacing old windows, laying hardwood flooring, refinishing woodwork, etc. With the help of her friends, she enjoyed working on her home and found she loved being involved in real estate – and that’s when she decided to become licensed.
Prior to entering real estate, Genevieve was a CPA with Howe, Riley & Howe, PLLC. Serving the public accounting sector for 8 tax seasons, she handled both audit & tax work for various industries. She was also the Controller for Northeast Broadcasting (owner of 92.5 the River). With her 10+ year tax and accounting background Genevieve knew this experience would be very helpful with her new career in real estate.
As a volunteer for New Horizons for New Hampshire homeless shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry, Genevieve participates in many of their events to help raise money, awareness and support. “It feels so good to give back to the local community. I love to be “hands on” and see the results of everyone’s time, energy and effort being given to those in need.” said Genevieve.
The Prudential Verani Realty float was delightful and we had a great group of people who pulled together to help build it and then to march in the parade as well. The weather was mild for December, the sun was out and the Stanley Cup came to visit along with Santa and the mobs of people who lined the streets. Talk about holiday spirit… it was out in droves that day!
This is the third article in a series featuring unique lodging facilities in the greater Nashua area of Southern New Hampshire. Be sure to real Part 1 and Part 2! In this installment, we venture further afield than before.
Quality B&Bs are rare today; there are some, like the two highlighted in this article, that can make your visit to southern New Hampshire – for house-hunting or just recreation – a very memorable experience.
These will not only refresh your spirit, but will give you a taste of the state that has just been named the most liveable in the country for the sixth year in a row.
Auburn NH voters approved a plan to send all public high school students to Pinkerton Academy in Derry beginning in 2013, and to end their current agreement with Manchester public schools.
Pinkerton Academy is an independent academy in Derry serving roughly 3,600 students in grades 9 – 12. The Academy was founded in 1813, and starting in 1949 entered into an agreement with the town of Derry, New Hampshire to educate all high school aged students who lived in Derry. The town of Derry pays for the school’s services on a per pupil tuition basis although Pinkerton maintained its private school status. The nearby communities of Hampstead and Chester also have contracts with Pinkerton to educate their High School students.
The new Auburn/Pinkerton contract lasts for 20 years, but has the option of being reviewed every year. Auburn has had students attend Pinkerton in the past, under different agreements and arrangements based on capacity. Most Auburn students now attend Manchester’s Memorial High.
With financial constraints on families in today’s economy, local charities welcome assistance from local folks from food distributions to clothing. There are many local families as well as charities throughout New Hampshire that benefit from collection of winter items to keep people warm and this year will be no exception.
With thirteen office locations and over 300 agents, Prudential Verani Realty has been helping charities for the last nine years through its collection and distribution of coats. With over 12,000 coats collected and distributed last year, Prudential Verani Realty is helping communities one coat, hat, mitten or boot at a time. This year, winter items will be collected from October 1st through December 1st this year at any one of their locations in Portsmouth, Hampton, Exeter, Concord, Salem, Londonderry, Derry, Milford, Bedford, Nashua, Hampstead, Epping and Barnstead. Arrangements can be made for pick up or call for drop off locations and hours. Charitable organizations look for any type of children clothing, men’s and women’s coats as well as boots, mittens and warm hats. Collection boxes will also be placed in public locations for collection.
The Prudential Verani agents coordinate distribution to the local charities and if you know of a family in need, please contact one of their offices for assistance. Visit our contact page for office location details and hours regarding the 9th Annual Prudential Verani Realty Coat Drive.
A gripping story of indecision, decision, wait and see, go for it now, and the extraordinary dedication of Prudential Verani Realty agents
–As told by Steve McGuire, VP Business Development
“There is no such thing as a bad lead – some just take longer” – As the Director of Prudential Verani Realty’s eTeam, just about every member of the team has heard me say this. Never in the history of our eTeam has this been as apparent as in the last week. We have had the longest and shortest eLeads closed with seven days of each other.
Thank you to all the businesses, schools, organizations, and people in our community for donating your coats to Prudential Verani’s 8th Annual Coat Drive!
We are very appreciative to everyone who donated for making this year’s coat drive such a big success, and we would like to extend a special thank you to the Coat Drive Team for their hard work and efforts!
Read more to see who gave their generosity, and who the donations were made to.