Meet your Neighbor: Mark Bradley North Park Street, Lebanon

Mark Bradley

What brought you to Lebanon?

Living in Toronto, even though I love city life, I found myself missing the great outdoors. My folks live within a few hours’ drive. The assistant director job opened up at LOH, and Lebanon looked like a small town, so I applied for the job, and have been here almost two years. I love it here, people are great.

What’s your favorite hang-out in Lebanon?

You are likely to find me, in no particular order, at the pub, on the rail trail, or anywhere within walking distance of the Green. And at the office of course. Come by the opera house to say hi!

What’s your favorite food on the Thanksgiving table?

Anything goes well with my family’s gravy recipe.

Favorite way to spend a snowy day in Lebanon?

I like being out and about in the cold before settling in to some reading at home. I enjoy how quiet it gets when it snows.

What are you most looking forward to this winter?

Some great shows at the opera house, some mulled wine, and some family time. Exercising indoors is more enjoyable in winter, too. Maybe some skiing?

What fictional place would you like to visit?

I always thought the Labyrinth would be a fun place to visit, but without all that pressure from David Bowie, the Goblin King.

What skill would you like to master?

Baking. I can cook just fine; I’m a truly awful baker.

What is your idea way to spend a weekend in Lebanon?

Friday evening show at LOH. Cooking breakfast on Saturday, then a nice walk or indoor row. Lunch with friends, and then checking out whoever is playing at Salt hill Saturday night. Sundays involve grocery shopping with friends, and hauling my laundry over to the laundromat. Good chance to catch up on reading, too.

What charity do you donate to regularly?

I play clarinet in the Upper Valley Community Band and am also their treasurer. I’m on the board of directors of the Upper Valley Humane Society. Vital Communities is another great local non-profit.

What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

Rice, milk, and a little bit of maple syrup – don’t judge! It’s delicious.

What is your favorite movie from childhood?

I watched the 1953 version of War of the Worlds probably 100 times when I was a kid.

If you could have dinner with any famous person (alive or dead) who would it be?

Ludwig van Beethoven