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A Townie Experience: The 2017 Laconia High School Commencement Speech

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 As the 2017 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year, I have traveled to school districts across our state—from the districts of our small towns to those of our big cities. […]

Magnificent Views of the Lakes and Mountains from North Peak Loop

Whitten Woods is Wicked Fun!

I was recently introduced to what is perhaps the best kept secret in the Squam area – Whitten Woods in Ashland. This network of public multi-use trails is located on a 414-acre property and is managed by the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) in partnership with Ashland residents, the Ashland Conservation Commission, New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF), […]

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Brothers Donuts

Sometimes I write about incredible, complex, exquisite meals that impress on creativity and taste alike. And sometimes there are places that have figured out how to do one thing really, really well. Today’s post is focused on the second option. Donuts are a delight no matter how you spell the word. After not being a […]

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 […]

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9 to 5: Combining Sweet Treats and History At The Mill Fudge Factory

What do you get when you mix a 1767 grist mill with delicious desserts? A recipe for success! The Mill Fudge Factory, a family-run establishment in Bristol, has been delighting customers with their from-scratch fudge and ice cream since 2006. With fudge flavors ranging from classic Penuche to Scottish Whisky (made with Johnny Walker Red […]

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Doing Good NH: Make-A-Wish New Hampshire

This week I had the privilege of interviewing two young women that are changing lives on a daily basis and making positive change! Holly Blanchard is the Director of Marketing at Make-A-Wish New Hampshire and Nikki Lyons Lahey is Director of Community Outreach at Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. Holly learned about Make-A-Wish early on as she […]