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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 […]

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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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What Once Was Meadowbrook

Live music is hardly a seasonal treat. Given the right stage and the right sound, it’s a treasure you can appreciate all year long. But there is something special about bringing music out-of-doors. I’m not only talking about full-on outdoor shows. Even a streetside busker with a guitar or a little Muzak piped through speakers […]

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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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From One Townie to Another: Get Political (Part One)

Now, in full disclosure, I pride myself on remaining the consummate apolitical public servant—but that doesn’t mean I sit quietly on the sidelines. As a lifelong resident of Laconia and as the 2017 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year, I am morally obligated and uniquely positioned to affect positive change in my community and my […]

Blacksmithing at Sanborn Mill Farm in Loudon. Concord Monitor – Cameron Johnson

Doing Good NH: Sam Durfee of PermaCityLife

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Sam Durfee – Regional Planner for the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, President of the PermaCityLife (PCL) Board of Directors and recent Helping Hand Award recipient from the Concord Fire Department for providing CPR to a citizen at a local movie theater!   Sam grew up […]