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Meet State Rep. Israel “Iz” Piedra

Age: 28 Area represented: Hillsborough District 9 (Manchester Ward 2) Occupation and employer: Attorney at Welts, White & Fontaine, PC Number of years in NH: My whole life, excluding college and law school. Favorite place in NH: The Milford Oval. It’s the town where I grew up, and the Oval has a great mixture of […]


Why You Should Think About CSAs in Winter

As I write this, there’s a bit of a blizzard outside and I can’t stop making my favorite comfort foods. It’s definitely winter, though I haven’t accomplished my winter goals of relearning how to ski and perfecting my chili recipe. However, if cooking is an important part of your life, you may want to start […]


Taxes and Adulting

Navigating through the professional world presents many paths. In my experience as a young professional, it seems that we have our own unique routes to explore. Not only are young professionals looking to grow, learn and excel in our professions, we are also learning how to navigate the world of “adulting.” For those unfamiliar with […]

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Heron Point Sanctuary

We try to keep it simple around the holidays. It is easy to get sucked into the stress and craziness of the season, so this year we aimed to be a little more mindful, keep our calendars somewhat open, and spend ample time outdoors. Luckily, the weather has been unseasonably warm, which has lead to many […]


Pressed for Time?

Tis the season for treats, lights, decorative shrubs, and for many of us, shopping. I know many people swear by online shopping, and I find myself in that category quite a bit, too. But there are some things one just has to pick out in person. For me? Groceries, pants, lipstick, candles. One perk about […]

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6 Reasons You Should Hire an Intern Tomorrow

Lots of small businesses and people in them say they don’t have time for an intern. They view the process as lengthy, complicated and slow. This hasn’t been my experience. Below I discuss my company, why to use interns and how it grew my business. Interns are Professionals The students I taught at the NH […]

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Hiring the Best Interns

Good interns can be hard to find. Based on my experience as an intern, I have six tips for companies who want to attract the perfect employee. Tip 1: A relaxed interview is a good interview. When I went to my interview, I was nervous. As a writer, I wasn’t the typical applicant. But the […]

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Volunteer to be Inspired

Want a volunteer opportunity you can do from the comfort of your own home that will reassure you our future’s in good hands? Consider being a National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) reviewer! The high school Award for Aspirations in Computing honors girls in 9th through 12th grade who […]

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Winter Hiking Season Came Early This Year

As a New Hampshire native and Granite State enthusiast, it won’t surprise you to hear that I enjoy climbing this state’s beautiful mountains. I have written before about my love of hiking in the snow and, while I have overheard many others complain about the early snow, I am excited that winter seems to be […]


Biederman’s Alley Deli

A few months ago I wrote about my newfound appreciation for the city of Plymouth and its lovely downtown. I still stand by that assessment thanks to my first visit to Six Burner Bistro, and after another day trip north, the appreciation has grown. Those VIEWS from 93! Now, back to the blog at hand. […]