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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 […]

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 […]

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Alone or Not at All

Have you ever not done something because you were afraid of what was going to happen as a result? When at first your idea is great and gets you wicked excited…. then you think more about it and the “what if?” scenarios play out terribly, so you stop. Yeah, you’ve probably experienced it. Me too. It’s a human thing. For me […]

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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. […]