People rule.

Sometimes people make me crazy, but I’d say for the most part….. people are awesome. I was reminded of peoples awesomeness last week, here’s what happened. A friend of mine has cancer. I’ve known him since 4th grade and his twin sister is my BFF, so he is someone that has always been a part of […]


Give a Year. Change the World.

My name is Ricardo Esquivias and I served as a corps member at City Year New Hampshire in 2010-2011and as a team leader in 2011-2012.In my two years of service, I’ve learned that every young person has the potential to change the world.Whether working one-on-one with a student, facilitating a reading group or doing community […]


The calm before the Sandy

I’m currently sitting on the couch with Yaz at my feet- we are braving the storm together (yes I’m cutting it close to my deadline, but YOLO, right?!) The past two weeks for me were stereotypical “New Hampshire”, and I’m not mad in the least. Raking, bonfire, politics, bonfire, raking. Unintentionally palindromic, intentionally awesome. This […]


New Hampshire’s Great White(s)

“Not all who wander are lost” –J.R.R. Tolkien Some of my earliest memories of visits to New Hampshire are predominantly about hiking.When my family would vacation here, we would go to my grandparent’s house in Center Sandwich.Of course we went to the Sandwich fair, which was a blast again this year, and then there was […]


Announcing the Young Professional of the Year!

Laura Jacobi, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Secretary, Lake Sunapee Bank How does it feel to have been nominated for and won the Young Professional of the Year award? It is rewarding to have the work you have done not only professionally but in the community and as a […]


Stay and Say “I do” in New Hampshire

Fall foliage…what can be a better wedding back drop? Autumn in the great Granite State is simply beautiful…and a nearly perfect time and place to say “I do”. I happen to love fall weather here in New Hampshire…the crisp cool air, the anticipation of the holiday season, the colors and aromas…Ahhh! So, of course I […]


Granite State in the Garden State

This fall I’ve been an admissions representative for Plymouth State University. Mission? To travel to New Jersey to spread the good word of what’s happening at the base of the White Mountains in hopes to encourage students to visit and apply when making the decision to go to college. Here are a few things I […]


Brrr… Stay Warm this Winter on a Budget

Are you ready for winter? While New Hampshire residents may be excited for snowboarding, ice skating, and the holidays, they can also feel the looming dread of shoveling snow, frozen temperatures, and sticker shock from high heating bills. Winter heating can get expensive, and this year will be no exception. WMUR warns that heating costs […]


These Boots

When I have free time, in between the usual everyday, I love to hike. My Columbia Hiking Shoes were given to me as a gift from my parents on move in day at Plymouth State, back in 2000. Who would have thought that a simple gift like hiking boots would have allowed me to learn […]