New England is All About Makers

People in New England are known for their ability to just make stuff work.  I think it must be something passed down from generation to generation.  My wife grew up on a farm and she is the fixer in our house. If something is broken, she fixes or repairs it.  I came home one day and saw her under the sink replacing the garbage disposal.  I said, “you can’t do that, you have to call a plumber.”  Of course, she did it herself.  I grew up in New York City and didn’t even know what a hammer looked like.  I am amazed at all the things she and the kids can create and fix.


New Hampshire Maker & Food Fest is Coming to Dover


The Maker Fest is coming back in person this year to downtown Dover.  Last year’s event was held virtually, and they will return with a virtual event in addition to an in-person demonstration. Neva Cole, CMNH Communications director tells, “Must like the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s mission, which is to actively engage families in hands-on discovery, the NH Maker Fest is a great opportunity to experience a ton of local innovation and resourcefulness all in one place.”


What to Expect


Participating this year will be Lindsey Castellon who owns Angry Gato Designs who is known for her stunning laser-cut art and jewelry.  She will be showing those that stop by her spot how to make scrap fabric garland.  There will be a podcaster, Laura Harper from the Creative Guts podcast on hand to introduce kids and adults alike to the field of podcasting.  There will be a performance by the McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance group and so much more according to  Sounds like fun for the whole family and you may discover some new passion.  The event will be held in downtown Dover on 6 Washington Street in Dover on Saturday, September 18.  Check it out!



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