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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 […]

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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 […]

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Photos from #StayWorkPlayGive in Concord

Wednesday was the third annual Stay Work Play Give event, and with volunteer fairs held around the state, it was awesome! Here in Concord, the held drew young professionals from throughout the Capital region to The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) to find out more about nonprofits that operate locally and statewide. Young […]

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Doing Good NH: Starting Point

This week I interviewed Steph Wright, a woman giving back and doing good in North Conway.  Steph was born and raised in the beautiful Upper Valley. Steph left New Hampshire to earn her gender studies and political science degrees from the University of Maine at Farmington. After college Steph lived in Alaska, Montana, California, Idaho, […]

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Community Conversations: Stories from Monadnock Young Adults

Once a month, The Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript partner to host a Community Conversation in Peterborough’s beautiful Bass Hall. Designed to bring different segments of the population together in discussion, each Conversation highlights an issue impacting the region. After a panel of local experts speak, the floor is opened […]