Postcards

Musings, News, and Goings On...

Here you’ll find posts about the Inn and the happenings around the town of Hancock New Hampshire.

Fall Tree Foliage in Hancock

September

Labor Day is behind us, mid-September is upon us, and the refrain is always the same from everyone you meet: where did the summer go? The maple tree outside our apartment window at the Inn is changing color. It is always the first tree to do so, inexplicably. We are surrounded by maple trees, the…

The Children are Back

This Postcard started out with the title, Summer Vacation, a seasonal reflection on the crowds along Main Street (which is to say the presence of more than a dozen or so people at one time) until the sound of many children’s voices, from the beach, or bicycling past the Inn, or milling in front of the…
Keene Stoddard Hillsborough road sign

Why Wait?

Spring clean-up season has gone by, which is the time when we confront the web of debris left behind from last fall, buried and compressed by winter. We feel there was an unusual amount of wind this winter resulting in many more downed trees and branches. In a first (for us) a large limb from…
photo of Kin

Kin Schilling is Leaving

Kin Schilling is leaving the Monadnock Region after 38 years and it is going to leave a hole in the fabric of the community through which any of us will be able to peer. At the Hancock Inn we will miss her on the Croqui pitch, as a judge in our local “Chopped!” cooking contest…
military persons in front of vaccine area

Vaccine

Our turn for a first Covid vaccine was yesterday, three days after we became eligible to register for the shot in New Hampshire as members of category 2B (the 50 – 64-year-old crowd). Pretty speedy turn-around we think. In our corner of the world the vaccinating is taking place at the Keene State College Athletic…
Sugarhouse in Snow

March 2021

No less an authority than Jamie Trowbridge, the President of Yankee Publishing, which is based next door in Dublin, New Hampshire, has remarked that March is, really, the best winter month overall in New England. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are beginning to moderate, but the skiing and snowshoeing remain, the ponds and…
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