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Creativity in Quarantine

The arts bring us together, emotionally and physically. But these days, coming together physically is not something we can do right now. We are social distancing to save lives and flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic. You’ve most likely received a flood of emails or notifications canceling events and gatherings, halting opportunities to witness […]

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Local Government Goes Digital

Coronavirus has posed a particular challenge to municipalities since public meetings require a public location where the meeting is “open to the public” and public bodies cannot prohibit people from attending the meeting at the public location. The NH Municipal Association encouraged municipalities to cancel or postpone meetings, if possible, or provide an alternative means […]

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Today’s Office: Part II

Two years ago (almost to the day), I shared a piece here titled, “Today’s Office.” I didn’t know at the time that there would be a sequel, but that was before this bizarre moment in history.  COVID-19 has single-handedly led a global movement of remote work. Millions of people are suddenly working from their kitchen […]

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The Art of Socializing while Practicing Social Distancing

I struggled with what to write and frankly whether I should write a blog about socializing during this pandemic. However, I decided that I might be able to provide some helpful ideas during this chaotic time and maybe you can share some with me too! First off, I am so thankful for my (truly) constant […]

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Spring Cleaning

You know that feeling you get when you are about to set off onto an exciting new adventure? I think that’s the same feeling I get when I look out my window at 5pm in March to see that the day is not yet dark. That feeling let’s me know that spring is here and […]

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Look for the Helpers

One quote I’ve been seeing a lot on social media lately comes from one of the greatest, kindest souls of the last century, Mr. Fred Rogers: When I was a boy and would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who […]

Photo submitted by Jenna Anand; taken at Loon Mountain

Our Strength is Our Communities

Every five years, the Regional Economic Development Center Serving Southern NH (REDC) hosts visioning sessions to give folks in its service area an opportunity to participate in the creation of the goals that will guide their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the next five years.  Among other things, participants at each of these visioning […]

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How to Graduate High School with College Credit

As a parent of a 5 and a 3-year old, I’m already behind on the college savings timeline. We just started getting organized this winter, but I should have opened a 529A before picking out their names. Luckily, I spend my days working in a NH college, and I get to hear about the latest […]

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Your Guide To Spring Hiking In New Hampshire

Spring hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains can be a frustrating and humbling time to spend on the trails. Snow tends to linger on the high peaks well into late May- early June, and daytime temperatures remain rather chilly. Hikers need to be prepared for postholing in soft snow and water crossings in frigid streams. […]

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Durkish Delights at Noodz: All Around Tasty

A Triple Threat of Awesome Collaboration between artforms is a beautiful thing. It helps build a more vibrant culture for our communities and is a catalyst for even more creative partnerships. One of these collaborations has knocked my socks off, and that is an interdisciplinary artist and muralist Durkish Delights working with the unique and […]