At Taylor & Murphy Optical, registered opticians Mark D. Taylor, Sally Kreger, and Richard J. Murphy call on more than 100 years of combined experience in outfitting clients with frames by Kate Spade, Banana Republic, Charmant, and Nine West. The duo also works with Dr. Eugene Baylus, who tests eyes for ocular diseases and performs comprehensive eye exams to help to determine eyeglass prescriptions. In addition, the eyecare emporium stocks prescription sunglasses to protect eyes from harmful UV rays while customers explore the great outdoors or observe stars that are visible only during the day.
Transparent Language subverts traditional ideas about language education by emphasizing vocabulary over grammar. Language programs follow a system geared toward the brain's separate systems of memory, declarative and procedural. The declarative system is engaged as students first learn vocabulary in the form of individual words and longer phrases before activating procedural memory through internalized grammar education. Lesson options include classroom learning, online units, and audio courses, allowing students to learn pronunciation from native speakers and write words to forge stronger recall.
Transparent Language has educated more than 12,000 schools and important institutions such as the Foreign Service Institute during the past 20 years. While training tongues to form new words and phrases, Transparent Language also enriches the world around it by engaging in a range of green business practices, supporting more than 80 endangered or heritage languages, and delivering free learning materials to aid workers in disaster areas across the globe.
Since it first opened its doors in 1956, the Town and Country Inn has been a key stopover during New Hampshire's presidential primaries. In fact, every president since Richard Nixon has stayed at the inn. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, about a three-hour drive north of Boston, the Town and Country Inn is a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding wilderness or descend a staircase that once bested Gerald Ford.
Located beneath a vaulted wooden ceiling and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi allow guests to swim year round. In the hotel’s dining room, chefs prepare daily breakfast dishes such as omelets ($6.95) and belgian waffles ($4.95), and dinner entrees including roast prime rib of beef ($19.95) and fresh Maine lobster (market price). To burn off a big meal, head to the health club or try out one of the nearby hiking and biking trails that lead into the White Mountains and Great North Woods. There are also four nearby golf courses, including Androscoggin Valley Country Club just across the street.
Hoping to revive the culture of the neighborhood butcher shop, with its personalized service, attention to detail, and artful products, restaurant-industry veterans Justin Rosberg and Jason Parent took a gamble on their first New Hampshire butcher shop in 2003. Dubbed The Meat House, their store quickly earned a foodie following, spawning additional franchise locations across the country. Today, The Meat House’s Mission Viejo location stocks fine cheeses, prepared side dishes, other gourmet grocery items, and hundreds of wines alongside the usual selection of traditional and exotic meats. Butchers also explain how to prepare each hand-carved cut of meat, sharing recipes, best slicing practices, and cooking techniques for giving pork chops the flavor of justice.