Serious Java

It was a bright, sunny day in Southern New Hampshire when I decided to head to the beach. And by that, I mean the temperatures on said Saturday in February were estimated to venture into the 50s and I needed to see the ocean ASAP. I spent about two hours walking up and down Hampton […]

Making the most of February

The Shortest Month

In my last post I had a conversation with Adam & Lori Evans Alderin of The Beal House in Littleton. During the interview we veered into a discussion of the differences in living in a city versus life in the North Country. When meeting someone new in a city, a typical icebreaker asks, “What do […]

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Downtown Nashua is NH’s Summer Music Destination

Great American Downtown (GAD) is proud to be bringing a variety of events to Nashua’s downtown this summer. However, GAD is feeling most excited about the three separate music festivals to be held in Downtown Nashua from May to September. Each music festival will be geared towards fan of all genres, so don’t miss out! The […]

Townies Know Best (Part Two)

Wait—there was a Part One? You betcha’! A month ago, I resolved myself to delineating the unique—and often underappreciated—knowledge of New Hampshire’s best townies, and I worked to explain our townies’ roles as vital historians, consummate networkers, and inestimable contributors in their communities. You can check out the first half of this list here. So, […]

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Doing Good NH: The Power of UpReach

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Manchester young professional Lauren Kochakian and touring UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Goffstown!   Lauren is originally from Massachusetts and vacationed in New Hampshire growing up and she states that it was an amazing childhood full of camping, boating, hiking, and visiting many of the great attractions the […]

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Raise Your Hand If You Want A Limitless Path In A Stable Industry

Young professionals, take notice: In the next 10 years, more than 500,000 insurance and risk management jobs will become available across the country. A career in insurance offers a stable industry with limitless possibilities. What’s your skill set? You can find a rewarding career in the insurance industry, whether your specialty is human resources, accounting, […]


It’s Always Summer in Bedford

Time for a reality check, folks. Some of the greatest February holidays have already passed us by. We’ve checked in with Punxsutawney Phil, and once again he saddled us with six more weeks of winter. I suppose I can’t blame him considering each year we drag him out of bed and hold him up to […]

Photo credit by Allegra Boverman Photography

Meet Our 2016 “Civic Leader of the Year”

Arnold Mikolo How did you feel about hearing your name called as the recipient of “Civic Leader of the Year?” Quite honestly, I felt very emotional. I was not expecting to win. Not because I don’t have confidence in my work, but that there were two other great candidates doing great work in their communities. My […]