Living in the Monadnock Region

rental interior kitchen and diningThere are so many reasons to make the Monadnock Region your home, but let me visit just a few.

Of course, we have Mount Monadnock, the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world, and we have the many ponds, lakes and streams noted in a previous blog.

There is such a strong sense of community in the small towns that make up the Monadnock Region.  Most towns have a Town Meeting form of government where citizens actively participate in the process of approving budgets for their towns and schools.  At our very first Town Meeting, my late husband got up and spoke in support of raises for teachers. He received applause from the audience. It was then that he decided to take a Dale Carnegie course to improve his public speaking.

In Jaffrey alone there are so many activities to look forward to including Riverfest, which gives many of the civic groups an opportunity to fund raise.  Scarecrows on the Common is another popular event where supplies are provided and parents and children dress up scarecrows that are placed all along down for people to admire.  There is a great effort underway to re-open The Park Theatre in downtown Jaffrey where there will be live entertainment and movies.

Rindge, Jaffrey and Peterborough all have active Chambers of Commerce. Coming up soon is the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce Annual Art Auction.  Opening night is held at the Civic Center where all the art is displayed for silent and live auction.  There is a whole week for folks to view and bid on items at the silent auction.  Then the gala event, a live auction, is held by professional auctioneers.  This is an absolutely great way to obtain nice works of art from local artists and claim 40% of your purchase as a donation to the Chamber.  I am running out of space on my walls.

The Peterborough Players represent the best of summer theatre. When the actors are not working, they can be seen around town walking their dogs and shopping at Depot Square and downtown Peterborough.

Fall in the Monadnock region is glorious with vibrant colors on the trees. Every roadway is fraught with the natural beauty of the area. It is nothing short of awesome!

Make your next move to this Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire. Only 1 ½ hours to Boston, or the New Hampshire seashore.  Despres and Associates, Inc. is here for you.