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Explore New Hampshire: The Presidential Traverse

Have you ever had a goal so close and so obtainable it quite literally stares you in the face? For years I have dreamed of standing on the summit of Mount Washington and staring out all the wondrous scenery around me. This weekend (July 5th-7th) I ventured across the Presidential Traverse towards my goal. Full […]

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An Interview With NH’s Effortless Adventure

Effortless Adventure is the Granite State’s newest all-inclusive rental camping gear company. It offers an easier way to create an exciting weekend getaway in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Louis DeAngelis, owner and founder of Effortless Adventure, has exciting plans and for the newly established business. I spoke with him about what Effortless Adventure has to […]

Creative Guts Podcast

Let’s Talk About Guts

No, I’m not referencing the latest episode of the Walking Dead, (though I’m guessing it did have guts in it). I’m talking about what it takes to pursue your creativity: guts. And that is exactly what’s discussed on the New Hampshire-based podcast Creative Guts. This interview-style podcast explores the roots of creativity, dives into the […]

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Meet Local Leader Molly Cowan of Exeter

Here on the Stay Work Play NH blog, we’re celebrating young leaders all over the state — and we have a lot to celebrate! Last fall, New Hampshire saw a boost in young people taking office at the state level. In fact, 42 of our representatives are under 40 years old. You’ll get to meet […]


A Community Center in Canterbury

How do you create a vibrant community center without a business center? From an outsider’s perspective, this was the question I had in my mind when I made the 20 minute drive to Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon. I knew very little about the town going in, except that I had driven through it a few […]


Cool Places to Live: Bradley Commons

Last fall, the City of Dover got some much-needed workforce housing thanks to The Housing Partnership! Bradley Commons, a mixed-use workforce housing project in downtown Dover, sits on the former site of St. Charles Church. The 39 one-, two-, and three-bedroom income-restricted apartment units rented out in just 90 days, which speaks to the demand […]


Meet State Rep. Joel Desilets

Age: 34 Area represented: Rockingham District 7 (Windham) Occupation and employer: Selectman for Windham, NH. Number of years in NH: 34 Favorite place in NH: Windham. Describe NH in three words: Freedom of opportunity. Year first year elected to the legislature: 2018. Legislative priorities: Protect Seniors from financial abuse and women and children from physical […]


CommuteSmart NH Challenge

Do you ever get bored driving alone to work? Or tired of filling up your tank every few days? If you’re like me, you always seem to need to stop for gas when it’s pouring rain or when you’re running completely behind schedule. Whether you work in the Seacoast, Central NH, or the North Country, […]