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Artist Spotlight: Don’t Bug Out, It’s Just Bug

I’ve always been drawn to multi-faceted makers. As an interdisciplinary artist myself, I understand the feeling of being pulled into many art forms, and the allure of possibilities. There is another component to a great maker though that I’ve been reflecting on lately, and that is collaboration. Today I’d like to share one of the […]

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Zero Waste Your Space Part 2: Less is more!

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  ~William Morris I am one of those people who tends to keep things because I feel like I owe it to the item or to the person who originally gave it to me. Is this rational? Maybe […]

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If Apple Picking is Too Mainstream

…try picking an apple wine? I mean, let’s be real: we should do both! Hermit Woods Winery is located about a block north of lovely Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith and it’s worth the walk up the hill. They’re not your average all-grapes-fits-all winery. In fact, all of their wines are made from local fruits, honey, […]

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Cultivating Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, has been a hot button top of discussion in workplaces, exacerbated by the current events surrounding racial injustice. As our organization works towards our mission to attract and retain more young people to New Hampshire, Stay Work Play is committed to make the state a more welcoming, inclusive and just place for people of […]

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Black Women Rock & Next Generation of Black Female Activists

While the 14th Annual Black New England Conference (September 25 – 26, 2020) entitled Black Women Rock: Leading the Charge for Social and Political Change is chock full of incredible speakers ranging from US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to Essence Emerita Editor in Chief Susan L. Taylor, on the extraordinarily prescient topic of leadership of Black […]

Doing Good NH with Jessica DellaValla

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jess DellaValla of Jackson. Jess is the Director of Project SUCCEED, a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Before and Afterschool Program in the Conway School District. She is a Consultant with DellaValla Group, which provides facilitation to groups, as well as guidance, goal-setting, and problem-solving […]

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Welcome to the Whites: Please Recreate Responsibly

The coronavirus pandemic has drawn a surge of crowds to many parts of New Hampshire, including popular hiking trails, swimming holes and recreation areas. While it is great that more and more people are eager to get outside and enjoy everything NH has to offer, the spurt in popularity has created new problems for those […]

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Women in Art Events That Make You Think

It is only 100 years ago that women in America were granted the right to vote. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, which was on August 26th, I wanted to highlight some events coming up in New Hampshire that focus on creative women, the evolution of how women are depicted in art, and how that […]

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Meet Local Leader Zachary Koehler of Dover

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Zachary Koehler! Zak is a Senior Software Engineer at Liberty […]