Samantha Searles

Courtesy Samantha Searles

When Sam Searles was a kid, she and her family visited Santa's Village and Story Land every summer. Both of these North Country amusement parks have been attracting visitors since the 1950's, even before Disney Land opened its doors.

Last summer, Story Land threw "Nostalgia Night," an event that offered the chance for adults to revisit their childhood memories. Sam returned to both parks and reflected on what it means to pursue the past.

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Certain towns in northern New Hampshire are becoming destinations for artists. But why? And can music fuel community development and growth?  

Jason Tors thinks so. He’s the owner and artist behind the Loading Dock in Littleton. It’s an unlikely space for music. 

“I was instantly attracted to it because it was super raw, had brick walls and exposed ceilings and felt like something that I would find in New York City or Brooklyn,” said Tors of the former newspaper storeroom that now houses his business.