The Hot Chick

Townies Welcome at Hop + Grind

I’ve written about life in a college town before, but did I mention that I didn’t move to Durham until after I graduated from the University of New Hampshire? When we first moved to Durham, we had our doubts – living in downtown Durham as an adult is weird. And, as it turns out, downright […]

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Fifth Annual Women in Technology Event: “Seeing Herself There”

Market Street Talent is co-hosting the fifth annual Women in Technology event on Tuesday, October 9th in downtown Portsmouth! Join us for an evening of networking, career development and community. Our team is passionate about increasing diversity in the tech field, and we’re excited to spread the word about what’s on tap for this year’s […]

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Forward Thinking at Throwback

Is there anything better than a sunny, summer beach day on the coast with friends? Probably not. But maybe a trip to a fun brewery that is also a farm and forward-thinking eatery would elongate the already amazing day and keep the summer vibes flowing. Throwback Brewery had been on my list to visit for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]