First Things First

Hi there! I’m Karen. And I love food. I’m assuming that if you’re reading this, so do you. I’m so excited to be part of Stay Work Play’s ongoing blogger community and that I have the chance to share with you information about New Hampshire’s food, wine, and beer industry. Let’s face it, we all […]

Service Dog

(Wo)Man’s Best Friend

Not only do dogs make great family pets but they do some amazing service in our community. I introduced you to my best friend Calli in a blog post last fall. Calli passed her Good Canine Citizen Test after taking classes with Kelly of DoggonitNH last year and is now starting to do some therapy […]

View from my front door. And early morning sunrise

Ideas That Would Take Me All Around The World

I must say, that I now officially feel like a resident of the Granite State. I am one of the newest bi-weekly bloggers for Stay Work Play! I am very excited for this new little adventure in my life and for you all to read my stories. I am a little nervous to publish my […]


Enjoy the Chowder, Listen to Some Fiddle and Watch the Fireworks

24th Annual Chowderfest & Brews It wouldn’t be summer without the annual youth fishing derby, outdoor concert, and chowderfest in Waterville Valley. On Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, head over to the Waterville Valley Resort for two days packed with fun. Cheer on the young folk competing in the Kirby Youth Fishing Derby […]


Graduation in New Hampshire

This time of year, college students across the country and more specifically in the Granite State, become college graduates. The exciting time of year where fellow students congratulate one another for their accomplishments, and embark out on a new adventure (graduating cliché totally intended). I remember my graduation of a few years ago and think […]


Startup is the new black

Startup is the new black. A startup company or startup is a company, a partnership or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. These companies, generally newly created, are in a phase of development and research for markets. The term became popular internationally during the dot-com bubble when a great number of dot-com companies were founded. [wikipedia] Startups are coming out of the […]

Isn't she lovely? My shiny new wheels.

Power to the Pedals

Something super exciting happened to me this weekend: After much research and waiting I finally purchased my first ‘grown-up’ bicycle! Considering that I always loved biking as a kid, it’s hard to believe that I did not continue biking into adulthood. Up until today, the last time I had rode a bike was easily 10 […]

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Beyond NH Restaurant Week

In perusing the list of Lakes Region restaurants participating in NH Restaurant Week next week, I was dismayed to find that none of my favorite places are on the list! In general, I reserve my dining out budget for food that I can’t quite replicate in my own kitchen, so that usually means Thai, Japanese, […]

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