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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 […]

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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 […]

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Doing Good NH: Carmen Lorentz of the Laconia Area Community Land Trust

This week I spoke with the Executive Director of the Laconia Area Community Land Trust, Carmen Lorentz. Carmen is also the Vice Chair of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith and a board member for Stay Work Play New Hampshire, the NH Economic Development Association and Lakes Region Community College. Carmen is also a huge supporter […]

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Doing Good NH: Suzanna Derynioski and Kelsey Piper of NH Dance Movement!

This week I had the opportunity to speak to two extraordinary young women that are using their passion for dance to help better the lives of children and youth in NH! Suzanna Derynioski and Kelsey Piper are the co-founders of New Hampshire Dance Movement (NHDM), an organization that puts on an annual event, Dance to […]

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Doing Good NH: Project Hope

I had the opportunity to recently speak with Meaghan Guanci, an English teacher at Timberlane Regional High School (TRHS) and faculty advisor of the Class of 2019, the school newspaper and philanthropy groups Students of Service and Project Hope!   Meaghan was raised in Massachusetts and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, her master’s in […]

Laconia High School Spelling Bee with Got Lunch Laconia.  ©2017 Karen Bobotas Photographer

A Townie Experience: The Annual Team Spelling Bee

Don’t forget our definition! ˈtounē ˌikˈspirēəns – (compound noun) one’s witnessing locally the humble intersection of age, profession, and political persuasion, which evokes a latent appreciation for one’s hometown On April 6, 2017, Laconia High School hosted its 2nd Annual Team Spelling Bee. Price of admission was a jar of peanut butter and jelly to benefit the […]