Fosters.com | Dec. 8, 2017 | By Ron Cole BARRINGTON — Joel Sherburne is known by all as Mr. Barrington and recently he expanded his horizons. Joel began working at Calef’s Country Store in 1957 while in high school. For the past 60 years, his life has revolved around the venerable Barrington establishment and his beloved community to the exclusion of most other things, commercial air travel being one. On Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, Joel, along with Calef’s owners …

On Facebook | From Our Hearts; Sharing Our Stories | 12 November at 09:43 Rebecca Rule writer, storyteller I love to move stones. I love to pick up stones. Well you see, that’s the difference between a rock and a stone. A rock is where is where nature left it. A stone is when a person creates something with it. That’s why we call them stone walls. I learned that in a book. So I turn rocks into stones. I …

One of my favorite short stories is Rebecca Rule’s “Yankee Curse.” Here is how it begins: “At School District Meeting, Miranda knits. May your neighbors steal from your wood pile, Mort Wallace.The points of her flexi-needle slide in and out of the heavy burgundy wool. May they incinerate their garbage in a barrel at your property line. And may the wind blow in your direction.” As Miranda knits, the vitriol inside her toward her neighbor grows ever more toxic – and …

I help administer a Facebook page all about small towns and taxes. A group of taxpayers who have been active as citizens in Northwood are concerned that sites that claim to represent the taxpayers of our town seem to have both special agendas and a lack of transparency as to who they are. They decided to start a Facebook page to explore and discuss the reality of taxation for those of us who live here. They believe that many …

September 9, 2017, noon to 3pm, Barrington, NH — Sixty Years of Cuttin’ the Cheese, Joel Sherburne and Calef’s Famous Country Store, By Rebecca Rule with Joel Sherburne Barrington, NH–Calef’s Country Store in Barrington will honor long-time employee Joel Sherburne 9, 2017, from noon to 3:00 pm. All are welcome, rain or shine, to this free celebration of a milestone — Joel’s sixty years of working at Calef’s. He started stocking shelves when he was just seventeen. (Don’t worry; he’s …

Wine Me Dine Me: Calef’s (other) Big Cheese celebrates 60 years Posted Aug 30, 2017 | by Rachel Forrest The history of a beloved place can always be told through its people, the generations who made it so beloved. One hundred and 48 years ago, Mary Chesley Calef opened a little country store in the front room of her house in Barrington, N.H., and her family, including son Austin who became a state senator, and quite a few more generations ran that …

New York Times | By KATHARINE Q. SEELY FEB. 7, 2016 HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains that Senator Bernie Sanders could win New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday because he comes from neighboring Vermont. As Bill Clinton told NBC News: “Nobody from a state bordering New Hampshire has ever lost a Democratic primary to a non-incumbent president.” But as natives of New Hampshire and Vermont are quick to note, if Mr. Sanders wins New Hampshire, it may be in spite …

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