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What’s a Charrette?

Two years ago, I was interviewing for an internship with the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast. The director at the time was telling me about the organization’s workforce housing design charrettes. A what? What’s a charrette? Luckily, it was a phone interview, so I whip open my laptop and quickly Google “charrette” while […]

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Go North, Young Man

Around here we’re used to encouraging Granite Staters to “Stay, Work [and] Play” in New Hampshire. Ranked towards the top of the United States in terms of safety, health and quality of life, NH’s virtues speak for themselves (while rendering our sales pitch a little easier in the process). But no marketing campaign, however effective, […]

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Cool Places to Live: The Flats at Hanover Commons

Among the coolest places New Hampshire residents are living is The Flats at Hanover Commons. A property of Elm Grove Companies, this 124-year-old, five story building stands at the corner of Hanover and Union streets in downtown Manchester. On a cold, but sunny Friday afternoon, I visited the Restoration Cafe on the first floor of […]

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Taxes and Adulting

Navigating through the professional world presents many paths. In my experience as a young professional, it seems that we have our own unique routes to explore. Not only are young professionals looking to grow, learn and excel in our professions, we are also learning how to navigate the world of “adulting.” For those unfamiliar with […]

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Hot Historical Hiking

Slapping my perspiration-laden forearm out of reaction to a pinching sensation commonly associated with mosquitos, I lifted my hand from my arm to reveal a sickly collage of blood, sweat, and bug guts on my body. This wasn’t a new occurrence. There were many pests on the South Manchester rail trail — mostly black flies […]

​Exploring our pastures-in-progress with our new horse Hazel​

700 Square Feet to Fifty-Two Acres

Smog hung heavy, obscuring the Manhattan skyline in the distance as I sat unmoving on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, thousands of New Yorkers honking away their frustration at spending a muggy summer afternoon in traffic. I was on the way back to my Brooklyn apartment from a 30-minute horseback-riding lesson at a barn on Long Island. […]

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Not What, but Who, is Workforce Housing?

Last month, I wrote about home, so I thought this month I’d write about housing. More specifically, workforce housing – the type of housing New Hampshire badly needs. As the Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, I live and breathe this topic, so I knew I’d eventually write about it here. […]