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The Yankee Chronicle

The Yankee Chronicle covers the twin states through short interviews at a variety of host locations, showing off the best the region has to offer. Each week, we hear from individuals from all across our region with different backgrounds and life experiences.

Topics of these conversations range from life stories to upcoming events and each one is captivating in its own right.

The show is hosted by Abby Peel & Elizabeth D’Orazio, both natives of NH and currently live in the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee & Hopkinton areas.

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Hailey Wetherbee of Summercrest Senior Living Community
Website: Summercrest.net

Abby chats with Hailey Wetherbee, the new Executive Director of Summercrest Senior Living Community. She tells us about her career path, which brought her to Summercrest. Why Summercrest is such a special place to both live and work. She also gives us a quick overview of the new expansion coming to Summercrest. Including new apartments, and expanded dining area, and new communal areas for residents to gather and enjoy[…]


Yankee Chronicle Learns About the Sunapee School Project

Jesse Tyler, Chair of the Sunapee School Board gives us a little history on the project, and also previews the proposed new Sunapee Elementary School. The project would build an entirely new elementary school next to Sunapee Middle High School, and also includes much needed upgrades to the Middle High School’s infrastructure as well[…]



Dan Tozier of the Refinery Restaurant & Market
Website: RefineryNH.com

Elizabeth joins Dan Tozier, Chef de Cuisine at the Refinery Restaurant. They discuss how their patrons can come to the refinery to enjoy top shelf BBQ, classic american fare, or even try something new whether its Swordfish with homemade kimchi, or Rack of Lamb with a curry yogurt sauce. The Refinery is an amazing dining experience no matter what your appetite[…]


Yankee Chronicle Heads to the Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race
Website: Snowdusters.org

Elizabeth Strobridge gives us a rundown of the Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race Coming up February 16th in Grantham. Providing fun for competitors and spectators alike, this annual event is a must see for anyone who loves winter activities and furry friends[…]


Jason DiGeronimo of The Refinery Restaurant & Market
Website: RefineryNH.com

Elizabeth sits down with Jason DiGeronimo, Sous Chef at The Refinery in Andover. They chat about the amazing range of meals one can enjoy at the Refinery. Whether you’re in the mood to try their incredible BBQ, you want to experience their culinary flair with by trying their one of their asian influenced dishes, or you’re just looking to enjoy a burger, hand cut fries, and a frosty beer. The Refinery restaurant has something for everybody to enjoy inside their.[…]


Yankee Chronicle Heads to the Newport Opera House to Hear about their February & March Events
Website: NewportOperaHouse.com

Meg Cowan, Executive Director of the Newport Opera House gives us a pMeg Cowan, Executive Director of the Newport Opera House gives us a preview of everything that’s happening at the Opera House this February and March. From their 104th Winter Carnival Pageant and Valentine Dance on February 14th & 15th. To a comedy performance by New England legend[…]




Alan Wickstrom of Ragged Mountain Resort
Website: RaggedMountainResort.com

Abby chats with Alan Wickstrom, Mountain Operations Manager for Ragged Mountain Resort. They discuss what’s most important to any skier or snowboarder, the snow. From their expanded snowmaking capabilities, to doubling their snowcat fleet, allowing them to create new and improved terrain parks, and miles of perfectly groomed trails[…]


Yankee Chronicle Learns About the Warner Main Street Mural Project
Website: WarnerHistorical.org

Emma Bates of Warner, NH tells us how the town has teamed up with the Warner Historical Society to commission a mural on the side of The Local right on Main Street in downtown Warner. Prospective artists can submit proposals and if chosen have their work enshrined for all those who visit Warner to see and enjoy[…]


Jay Gamble of Ragged Mountain Resort
Website: RaggedMountainResort.com

Abby joins Jay Gamble, General Manager of Ragged Mountain Resort to discuss everything going on at Ragged. He let’s us know about Ragged’s new app, allowing you to view a webcam[…]Abby joins Jay Gamble, General Manager of Ragged Mountain Resort to discuss everything going on at Ragged. He let’s us know about Ragged’s new app, allowing you to view a webcam of the mountain, purchase lift tickets, and track your progress on the slopes[…]


Yankee Chronicle Hears What Main Street BookEnds’ Got Coming Up in February
Website: MainStreetBookEnds.com

Katherine Nevins of Main Street BookEnds in Warner, NH give us a preview of the many wonderful events happening in Warner this February. From their book group discussing a wide variety of amazing reads to the 18th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference[…]




Tracy Bartels of Mount Sunapee (Part 2)
Website: MountSunapee.com

Elizabeth joins Mount Sunapee General Manager Tracy Bartels, they discuss some of the new initiatives going on at Mount Sunapee. From their expanded snowmaking efforts, to the Epic Pass, allowing you to ski at Mount Sunapee and any other Vail resort across the world. Offering an unbeatable value for skiers and snowboarders looking to get the most from their season pass[…]


Yankee Chronicle Heads to the New London Barn for a Preview of their 2020 Season
Website: NLBarn.org

Keith Coughlin, Executive Artistic Director for the New London Barn Playhouse gives us a sneak peek at their upcoming season of amazing performances for the 2020 summer season. With an incredible array of modern classics, and plays that stand the test of time, New London Barn Playhouse’s upcoming season promises to continue the tradition of bringing award[…]


Yankee Chronicle Previews the 2020 Dancing with the Newport Stars
Website: NewportOperaHouse.com

Yankee Chronicle heads to Newport, where Donna Mahair, President of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce gives us a preview of the 2020 Dancing with the Newport Stars competition. Featuring local celebrities and pro dancers from around the area, this night of music and fun is an amazing way to come together as a community[…]


Tracy Bartels of Mount Sunapee
Website: MountSunapee.com

Elizabeth joins Tracy Bartels, General Manager of Mount Sunapee. They discuss why Mount Sunapee is a great mountain for families looking to experience skiing or snowboarding. With a wide variety of trails and terrain for skiers and riders of all experience levels, Mount Sunapee is the perfect destination for every member of the family. From kids taking their first runs down the mountain, to those looking to tear it up in one of their terrain parks, to those who wish[…]


Carly Bascom of the New England Healing Sports Association
Website: NEHSA.org

Elizabeth chats with Carly Bascom, Director of New England Healing Sports Association. She explains the mission of NEHSA, to provide an opportunity to people with physical & cognitive disabilities, to get out onto the mountain, and experience the joy and thrills that come with skiing and snowboarding[…]


Yankee Chronicle Gets a Sneak Peek at “Looking Over The President’s Shoulder”
Website: CenterForTheArtsNH.org

Wally Borgan, Chair of the Performing Arts Guild at the Center for the Arts NH gives us a preview of a local performance of “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder” a one man show featuring Michael T. Brown II. The show gives a history of the life of Alonzo Fields, personal butler to some of the most famous Presidents in American history[…]


Yankee Chronicle Get a Preview of World Snow Day at Arrowhead
Website: World-Snow-Day.com

Yankee Chronicle heads to Claremont to hear from our friend Bill Herrick of Slaboggan fame. He gives us a preview of this years World Snow Day festivities at Arrowhead[…]





Hanna Flanders of Sweet Beet Market & Kearsarge Food Hub (Part 2)
Website: KearsargeFoodHub.org

Abby chats with Hanna Flanders, Director of Community Engagement for the Kearsarge Food Hub. They discuss the history and mission of the Food Hub, and their newest initiative, encouraging community members to think locally for their food products. They also discuss their latest fundraiser, and how just $10 can help them in their mission of supporting ethical sustainable agriculture[…]


Yankee Chronicle Learns What’s New at Ragged Mountain in 2020
Website: RaggedMountainResort.com

Kyle Matzke, Marketing Coordinator of Ragged Mountain takes us along for the ride, as we explore Ragged Mountain, and hear whats new this ski season[…]



Hanna Flanders of The Kearsarge Food Hub & Sweet Beet Market
Website: KearsargeFoodHub.org

Abby joins Hanna Flanders, Director of Community Engagement for The Kearsarge Food Hub, and Sweet Beet Market. She explains the history of this organization. From their origins as a local farm stand to their expansion to their location on West Main Street in Bradford. They discuss how locally sourced food and crafts, are helping to revitalize the area and support ethical and sustainable agriculture[…]




Katie Blake Branch Manager of Ledyard Bank in New London
Website: LedyardBank.com

Elizabeth sits down with Katie Blake, She explains how Ledyard is the perfect community bank for those looking for a more personalized, down to earth banking option. And how Ledyard can help customers whether this is their first time opening a bank account, to customers looking for smarter ways to invest and grow their savings or retirement funds[…]


Yankee Chronicle Meets Mount Sunapee’s New General Manager
Website: MountSunapee.com

Yankee Chronicle heads to your favorite local ski resort, Mount Sunapee. Where we meet their new general manager Tracy Bartels. We hear about her experience in the ski industry, and her aspirations for the future of Mount Sunapee[…]


John O’Dowd & Susan Renaud of Ledyard Financial Advisors
Website: LedyardBank.com

Elizabeth Joins John O’Dowd, Director of Client Relations and Susan Renaud, Senior Financial Advisor for Ledyard Financial Advisors. They discuss the importance of building a relationship with their clients, which helps to direct Ledyard Financial Advisors on how best to tailor their clients investments, to fit their financial goals and aspirations[…]


Yankee Chronicle Visits The Family Place
Website: FamilyPlaceVT.org

Nancy Bloomfield, Executive Director of The Family Place explains how this organization assists expecting and new parents with the challenges that come with having a child. From pre-natal care and post pregnancy care, the Family Place helps set parents on the right path to raising happy, healthy children[…]


Yankee Chronicle Hears From New Londoners On Bruce King
Website: NewLondonHospital.org

Yankee Chronicle headed to New London Hospital to hear from Doctors, Nurses and New Londoners on what made Bruce King so important to the growth and betterment of New London Hospital[…]


Edward Bidlack Mortgage Loan Originator for Ledyard Bank
Website: LedyardBank.com

Abby chats with Ed Bidlack, Mortgage Loan Originator for Ledyard Bank. He explains the difference between working with a large national bank, and a community bank such as Ledyard, who can better understand the area that you live in, and can provide insight and support, for those seeking a mortgage[…]


Yankee Chronicle Visits Good Neighbor Health Clinic
Website: GoodNeighborHealthClinic.org

Yankee Chronicle talks with Dana Michalovich, Executive Director of the Good Neighbor Health Clinic & Red Logan Dental Clinic. They provide a critical service for 1400 upper valley residents. Combining volunteer physicians & medical students to provide medical services to many who don’t have insurance and would otherwise be unable to get care[…]


Yankee Chronicle Learns How WISE Works to End Domestic Violence
Website: WISEUV.org

Peggy O’Neil, Executive Director of Wise tells us about WISE, a resource for those experiencing domestic violence. WISE provides a 24 hour response Peggy O’Neil, Executive Director of Wise tells us about WISE, a resource for those experiencing domestic violence. WISE provides a 24 hour response and support program, allowing survivors of domestic violence to get the help they deserve[…]


Yankee Chronicle with Bill Logan, Private Banking Manager at Ledyard Bank
Website: LedyardBank.com

Abby joins Bill Logan, to learn all about the service of private banking offered at Ledyard Bank. Bill explains how private banking is no longer only a service for the uber wealthy, but is available to affluent individuals in our area through Ledyard Bank. A private banker will take the stress and confusion out of dealing with complex finances for customers, by understanding[…]


Yankee Chronicle Previews City Center Ballet’s Performance of Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker
Website: CityCenterBallet.org

Yankee Chronicle heads to Lebanon to visit the City Center Ballet. Artistic Director Linda Copp gives us an overview of what the ballet school brings to the area, and what it means to the community. She also previews the company’s upcoming performance of Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker[…]


Yankee Chronicle Gets a Sneak Peek of the New London Historical Society’s Open House
Website: NewLondonHistoricalSociety.org

Rosana Long, and Linda Jaggard, Co-Presidents of the New London Historical Society give us a rundown of what to expect when we attend the historical society’s open house coming up on December 1st. Create wonderful handmade crafts, sing traditional carrols, and experience the history of the area this year at the New London Historical Society[…]


Yankee Chronicle Hears All About Jingle Bucks a Local Fundraiser for Charity
Facebook: FB/SRBRealtons

for the 4th year the Sunapee Region Board of Realtors & Affiliates come together for Jingle Bucks, a local fundraiser put on by the Board to raise money for local charities, and offer great prizes donated by local businesses[…]



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