Sinking Roots in NH: A Recent College Grad’s Story

Growing up in a small, pass-through town in north-central Massachusetts, I was always drawn to Keene’s beautiful Main Street, quick access to the myriad of stores and restaurants, and the convenience of being away from home without being too far from my family. I decided to attend Keene State College in 2015 as a stepping […]

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Woodland Song

While standing just before the entrance of the South Manchester rail trail, I spotted a streak of white gliding through the air. The white steak belonged to a bird that had nestled in the low-hanging branches of a tree to my left. I am familiar with that type of bird — it was a black-capped […]


Small Towns, Big Fun: Summer in the Monadnock Region

The area of Southwest New Hampshire known as the Monadnock Region, where I grew up and still live, isn’t exactly a booming metropolis, but it’s a wonderful place to live — small towns dot the deeply forested landscape, each one offering unique surprises. Here’s a glimpse of how my family spent the weekend—a showcase of […]


Can’t Miss New Hampshire Farms

Last summer I made a commitment to visit as many local farms as I could, and I’ll admit I ended the summer with a few favorite farms. Here are the two I’ll never skip… Butternut Farm (Farmington, NH) I visited a lot of farms last summer and it was easy to see that the family-run, […]


The Saalt of the Earth

When I wrote the title for this post, I wasn’t thinking about what the phrase meant, it was mostly a play on words and maybe a little click-baity for someone to criticize my spelling abilities. But upon googling the phrase and getting past the documentary and Bible references, I discovered that it meant “basic, fundamental […]

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Brianna’s Internship Experience

It honestly feels like I just started working at Stay Work Play yesterday. I have really enjoyed my time here and I can’t believe it flew by as fast as it did! With summer coming to an end, so does this internship, but I definitely won’t forget about Stay Work Play. This organization has exposed […]

Local Foods

Dig in and Celebrate New Hampshire Eat Local Month

August is a time to dig in and celebrate the bounty of locally grown (and brewed!) food and drink that our farmers, producers, chefs and markets serve up to us. New Hampshire Eat Local Month happens each August and our state is ripe with events and promotions to mark the month. NH Eat Local Month […]


Supporting Art with Purpose

On Saturday, Sept. 8, join WZID, Hannaford Supermarkets and a variety of local businesses at Art Jam Riverside in Arms Park to spend a day living your life in full color. Last year, over 3,000 people showed up to participate in Art Jam Bridgefest, a day full of family fun, artistic exposure and community awareness. […]

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Hot Historical Hiking

Slapping my perspiration-laden forearm out of reaction to a pinching sensation commonly associated with mosquitos, I lifted my hand from my arm to reveal a sickly collage of blood, sweat, and bug guts on my body. This wasn’t a new occurrence. There were many pests on the South Manchester rail trail — mostly black flies […]

The view from my first - technically second - plane ride.

Exploring Your Own Backyard (NH Bucket List)

Four-years ago, a friend of mine proposed we go skydiving. Jump out of a plane on purpose? It was summer, and we were bored, so I said, “sure”. I don’t think I’d do it again, but it was fun. The best part was that when we were in the plane, I suddenly realized I had […]