Lara Bricker,

Lara Bricker

Exeter, NH, United States

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Past articles by Lara:

Exeter Life: Loss of longtime Exeter businesses another casualty of pandemic

It’s time to have a conversation about the local casualties of the COVID pandemic that we aren’t talking about. → Read More

Exeter LitFest whodunnit: Crime, wine and chocolate for a cause

With three chocolate shops in Exeter, the idea for a Death by Chocolate, roving murder mystery event began to take shape. → Read More

Exeter woman fears for Ukraine cousins in war zone. Chocolate shop offers ways to help.

“We are keeping them in our prayers. He said right now their air defenses are working to repel a raid by Russian aircraft on Odessa.” → Read More

Vino e Vivo brings 'feel of a European wine bar' to downtown Exeter

“We’re bringing in people from outside the immediate Exeter area... and I think that spills over to other dining destinations in town.” → Read More

Vino e Vivo brings 'feel of a European wine bar' to downtown Exeter

“We’re bringing in people from outside the immediate Exeter area... and I think that spills over to other dining destinations in town.” → Read More

Exeter’s Odd Fellows Hall lights up blue and yellow for Ukraine

“Let’s light up New Hampshire. We are the Live Free or Die state and that is what the Ukrainians are doing.” → Read More

Caring for aging parents: Exeter woman’s Senior Authority podcast is here to help

“It’s a gift to get older, it's not easy, but it’s a gift that not everyone gets, and you shouldn’t let that gift go unwrapped,” she said. → Read More

'A great dad': Shooter's Pub in Exeter rallies for 9-year-old son of worker killed in crash

Micah used to bring Aiden to bowl and play video games at the Exeter Bowling Lanes, which is next to Shooter's. “Micah was a great dad." → Read More

Exeter High School grad traveling world on a red couch. Here’s how he's making Concept Project a reality.

The couch project is just one in a series of concepts that started during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

'You get the adrenaline': Here are Seacoast super shoppers' best Black Friday strategies

Sarah Mantegari, of Brentwood, follows a slew of insider Black Friday websites and makes a spreadsheet to track her haul. → Read More

'His enthusiasm was contagious': Community mourns former Exeter fire chief Bill Toland

“He was like the mayor of Exeter,” his wife of 58 years, Terry said this week. “He loved people and he loved talking." → Read More

‘Better together’: Richie McFarland Children’s Center merges with Waypoint

The Richie McFarland Center was started in October of 1971 by five area mothers who saw a need for a school dedicated to children with challenges. → Read More

A secret no more: Ambrose brings unique dining to downtown Exeter

The setting at Ambrose is intended to feel casual. “Entering Ambrose for a pre-dinner drink felt like stumbling into a courtyard restaurant in San Salvador.” → Read More

The secret to living to 100? Exeter woman says ‘hard work’

“Hard work is what keeps you going, you don’t have time to think about anything else,” said Alma Hall, who recently turned 100. → Read More

Exeter electric vehicles Owners dispel ‘range anxiety,’ other roadblocks to purchasing

What's the best part in driving an electric car? “You know you’re driving something that’s not emitting CO2 as you go.” → Read More

‘Miracle’ cat Jinx nursed back to health after Scamman Farm barn fire

As the family dealt with the enormous task of recovering from the fire, the little black cat became a source of hope. → Read More

A snapshot in time: Longtime writer releases book celebrating Exeter’s past and present

Kathleen Bailey calls the book a love letter to a town that counts a number of well-known authors, artists, and public figures as native sons and daughters. → Read More

Building relationships: Exeter police host National Night Out for community

The annual event, set for Aug. 3, aims to build relationships between neighbors and law enforcement while embracing the spirit of community. → Read More

‘They are so good at what they do’: Mom thankful for Richie McFarland Center

The Richie McFarland Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. → Read More

Exeter’s newest gastropub: Epoch reopens after COVID hibernation at Inn

The restaurant at the Exeter Inn has been rebranded as Epoch Gastropub and welcomes new Executive Chef Tyler Brooks with elevated, accessible cuisine. → Read More