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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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Get to Know NH’s Young Professionals Networks

According to Wikipedia, the term young professional refers to “young people in their 20s and 30s who are employed in a profession or white-collar occupation.” However, with New Hampshire’s aging demographic, YPNs are more focused on building lasting relationships regardless of industry and not how old individuals are. These groups are a great resource for […]

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Doing Good NH: Jared Guilmett of Celebrate Laconia

This week I spoke with Jared Guilmett, an Architectural Designer at Misiaszek Turpin, the Vice Chair of the Belknap Mill Society, and the Publicity Director of Celebrate Laconia. Jared was born and raised in Laconia. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and received both a Bachelors of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture. […]

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Doing Good NH: Kathy Ellis and Jamie Gillon of the AMC Young Professionals Chapter

This week I spoke with Kathy Ellis and Jamie Gillon, board members of the Appalachian Mountain Club‘s young professional chapter (Young Members Group). Kathy was born and raised in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, attended college in Tampa, Florida fell in love and moved with her husband to his beautiful home state of New Hampshire! She said, “I’m […]

Lara enjoying Paddlebording on the lake!

Doing Good NH: Lara Gruner of the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation

This week I spoke with Lara Gruner, Crisis Counselor for Becket Family Services and President of the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation (FHL). When Lara isn’t working at Beckett Family Services, or running FHL she will be found on the ski slopes of Gunstock or Waterville Valley Resort, paddleboarding on the local lakes, rock climbing, […]

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Friends of Profile Trails Forging a Path in Franconia

Two roads diverge in a yellow wood and, thanks to the Friends of Profile Trails, you can travel both. The Friends of Profile Trails (FPT) represent a collective of efforts across the Franconia valley region to spur local trail networks. The group aims to foster healthy lifestyles through biking, hiking, and skiing on terrain suitable […]

Jaimie telling the audience to bid often and from the heart.

Doing Good NH: Jill Ober and Jaimie Sousa of the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction

This week I had the honor of interviewing Director of Systems at Steele Hill Resorts, Jill Ober and Financial Advisor at The Foundry Financial Group, Jaimie Sousa. Both of these women are familiar faces to Lakes Region residents and true community gems. These women are truly making an impact on the region and setting an […]

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Doing Good NH: Kelly Arbogast of Doggonit Training NH

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Kelly Arbogast! Kelly has dedicated her life to helping humans and their animals! She is a Certified Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, Trainer, Owner of Doggonit Training NH, and is the contracted behaviorist at the NH Humane Society (NHHS) located in Laconia.    Kelly is also an amazing […]

Heather winter hiking in the White Mountains

Doing Good NH: Heather Quinn of Forestview Manor

This week I spoke with Heather Quinn the Director of Nursing for Forestview Manor Assisted Living and a supporter and volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association! Heather was born and raised in Wisconsin but made the big move to New Hampshire in high school. Heather went to nursing school in New Hampshire, fell in love and […]

A US Forest Service Ranger addresses the volunteers on the John Sherburne Trail work day.

Granite Backcountry Alliance: Building Backcountry Skiing in New Hampshire

A crowd of skiers and snowboarders gathers in the parking lot at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. They review their gear and make a plan before heading out on the trail to Hermit Lake Shelter. Everyone seems prepared, but there are no skis. Or snow. Also, it’s June. Instead, this group gathers to perform a […]