Goldfinches at Monson Village

Monson Village, Milford NH

View from Cannon Mountain

White Mountains, NH

Stables at Anheuser Busch brewery

Come see the Clydesdales in Merrimack, NH.

Pedestrian Bridge

Milford, NH

River in the fall.

Peterborough, NH

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Updated contact info

Office:
American Broker's Network
167 S River Rd
Bedford, NH 03110
603-622-4637

Mobile: 603-554-5848
Skype: Bmdubeck
bethanydubeck@gmail.com

Licensed agent in NH & MA

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Independance Day!

It's almost that time of year again, Independence Day and I'd like to remind everyone to celebrate safely.

Also if you're planning on lighting up some fireworks, be sure to check with your local laws. I found a great link that breaks the laws down state by state,

http://www.americanpyro.com/state-law-directory

NH permits:
Class C, Consumer fireworks which have been approved by the AFSL or other 3rd party testing agency including
aerial cakes, reloadable aerials, roman candles, ground spinner, party popper, snake/glow worm snapper, wheel and sparklers

NH Prohibits:
Firecrackers, stick rockets, parachutes, and any device that produces solely smoke.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring Lawn Care

I don't know about you folks, but right now my lawn looks pretty dead. I'm hoping the condo association will be having a company get on that soon, but in the meantime here's some tips you might find useful to revitalize your lawn in time for summer. Article courtesy of The Hippo, May 9th Issue.

www.hippopress.com

NH Real Estate News

Courtesy of Hippo Press, May 9th Issue is an article about the Real Estate market in NH. See? It's not all doom and gloom! Things are the best they have been in a long time and now is the time to get out there and list your home or purchase a new one!


Quick shout out- Verani Trailer

The new Verani website will be coming out very soon, you can see a quick trailer preview here:
http://youtu.be/FRACCO6k7Ck

I can't wait until the new site is here! The public beta is beta.verani.com

Thanks for watching!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Watch City Steampunk Festival 2013

I hope you were able to make the annual Watch City Steampunk Festival held in Waltham, MA this weekend. If you weren't able to make it I managed to take some photos for your enjoyment. Saturday was rainy on and off, but by Sunday noontime the sun was out full blast, burning away the rain and clouds and we were in for a beautiful day. It looked like everyone was out and having a great time.

I managed to get a seat at the Dinotopia presentation on Saturday given by James Gurney himself and picked up some copies of his books as well as managing to catch The Dark Folies and Karnevil performing Sunday morning at The Skellig.


















                           James Gurney

























































       Member of the Dark Folies





































           Members of Karnevil





































    Mayor of the Steampunk Festival





















































I'd like to thank some of the local businesses and vendors as well for helping to make the weekend a great time as the event couldn't be held without many of them offering space to host events, starting with our hotel: Crescent Suites Hotel.

While this hotel is geared towards the business traveler, it is definitely one of the best places I have stayed at for pleasure. These are well appointed modern rooms with flat screen tvs, wifi, comfy beds, full kitchens in the rooms, friendly staff and a good continental breakfast. (Did I mention they offered cappuccino with that continental breakfast?) Out back behind the hotel off of the parking lot is a patio and grill and trails leading along the Charles River, perfect for walking or biking. They also have a fitness center. Crescent Suites, I haven't had such a good night's sleep in years. I want whatever mattress you use in your rooms!

Watertown Deluxe Town Diner cooked up an excellent breakfast/lunch while we were there on Saturday, despite it being jam packed. Speaking of food, we had ice cream twice at Lizzy's Ice Cream as well as bringing home some of their chocolates to try. Delicious! And of course, we can't forget the Watch City Brewing Company, where we stopped by for some of their craft brews Saturday evening and dinner. Sunday morning found us hiding out at The Skellig for some coffee while we out waited the rain.

As for event vendors well, Picklepot remains my favorite. Jennifer Bowie makes some beautiful, unique jewelry utilizing watch parts.

Please note, these are not paid endorsements, I receive nothing for this commentary. I strongly support local small businesses and encourage others to do the same. I love recommending businesses I enjoy shopping at.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lots of events coming up!



May-June is an excellent time of the year for events in NH and MA. Be sure to mark these on your calendar.

May 10-12: Watch City Steam Punk Festival (Waltham, MA)
This event is held outdoors in downtown Waltham. General admission is free, but in order to see and do some things you will need to pay for a button to let you in. Buttons are $15 for a day or $20 for the weekend and also get you discounts at many local businesses. Proceeds support the Charles River Museum of Industry. Also, don't miss special guest James Gurney author of Dinotopia!

I visited this event last year and I plan to stop by again this year, it was a blast! I strongly recommend it. I also recommend if you go that you wear some sunblock, bring some water with you and this year, possibly an umbrella as the forecast is calling for a chance of rain as of right now.

May 11-12: Sheep, Wool & Alpaca Festival (Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield NH)
Tickets $5, Seniors $4, children 12 & under free.

May 11, 12, 18 & 19: NH Renaissance Faire (Kingston, NH)
I've never been to this event but I'm hoping to drop by the last weekend. I've got some friends that have gone in the past though and say it's a real blast. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12.

May 31-June 1: American Craft Beer Fest (Boston, MA)
The 6th annual American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF) is the east coast's largest celebration of American craft beer hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston by BeerAdvocate & Harpoon Brewery. The 2-day fest will feature 3-session and 600+ craft beers from 125+ American brewers.

Tickets are about $50 for a session purchased online or $55 at the door, be sure to order them ahead online as I know we missed out last year as they sold out early. I'm planning on making it this year though.

June 14-16: Rock'n Ribfest (Merrimack, NH)
Tickets $7 online advance purchase, $10 at gate, children 8 and under are free.

June 16-18: Laconia Motorcycle Week (Laconia/Weirs Beach, NH)
Motorcycle week is pretty famous here in the state, and going on 90 years now. If you're coming from out of state, book a hotel room early because they tend to sell out a lot of years.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Another round!

Due to high interest, I'll be holding another open house at 1 Parkhurst Drive in Hudson, NH this weekend. Same time, Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-Parkhurst-Dr_Hudson_NH_03051_M30080-02491?source=web

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Open House Sunday April 28th

 Sunday, April 28th from 1:00-3:00 pm at 1 Parkhurst Drive in Hudson, NH.

Please stop in and take a look at this beautiful brick colonial full of fresh updates. This elegant home commands the eye to admire it as you pass by its circular driveway and regal columns.The kitchen is newly updated as are the baths and the roof. The yard is currently undergoing a landscaping transformation as well.

At over 3,500 sqft there is plenty of room to enjoy the home on its quiet, corner lot. A commuter's dream, just a short drive to hop onto the Everett Turnpike that puts you close to Massachusetts without being too far from Manchester and beyond.

There will also be a complimentary craft beer tasting from some excellent New Hampshire brands for those who wish to join us for the open house. You can look forward to the following beer line up:

Lagunitas "Sucks Brown Shugga' Substitue Ale"
603 Brewery "Winni Ale" Amber Ale
Smuttynose "Vunderbar Pilsner"
White Birch Brewery "First Sprarrow"

If you'd like to purchase any of these fine beers yourself, you can find them at The Drinkery over on Young Rd in Londonderry.

I look forward to seeing you!

















Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Open House This Weekend!

I'll be holding an open house Sunday, April 21st from 1:00-3:00 pm at 103 Thorp Street in Manchester.

This cute little 1200 sqf cape has 4 bedrooms, 1 bath and has been recently had several renovations including a new kitchen, bath, hardwood floors and updated electrical, water and roof. This is the perfect house for someone looking to downsize or a first time home buyer just starting out.

I'll also be hosting a complimentary craft beer tasting during the open house comprised of mostly local selections, and you can look forward to the following beer line up:

Lagunitas "Sucks Brown Shugga' Substitue Ale"
603 Brewery "Winni Ale" Amber Ale
Smuttynose "Vunderbar Pilsner"
White Birch Brewery "First Sprarrow"

If you'd like to purchase any of these fine beers yourself, you can find them at The Drinkery over on Young Rd in Londonderry.

I look forward to seeing you!