Groovin’ into warmer weather!

We are very lucky to live in a region that attracts some of the world’s most talented musicians!  With perfect summer venues likeMeadowbrook Arena, the opportunities are endless! The reason that I write this blog now, is because most tickets for feature summer concerts are currently on sale, or will be going on sale this […]


What do you mean, you don’t like beer?

I’m not talking about Bud Light. I’m talking about real, flavorful beer. Well, Jon and I love it- Strange Brew and Murphy’s are always on the top of our list simply for the great tap selection. No, those aren’t rabbit droppings or wood pellets—they’re hops (beer seeds, if you will). We have been saying we were going to start […]


Lakes Region Manufacturing Week

At work, we’ve been organizing an event that I wanted to share with all our readers: Lakes Region Manufacturing Week, March 11-15. We’ve lined up tours and open houses at eight different high-tech manufacturing facilities; open houses at Lakes Region Community College and the Huot Technical Center to showcase their advanced manufacturing programs; and a career exploration […]

Help Musicians Thrive in the Granite State

Help Musicians Thrive in the Granite State

I grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire and went to Derryfield School in Manchester. I started playing guitar and bass when I was about 13, fell in love with Rock and Roll, and never looked back. I moved to Montreal after high school and helped form the Grammy Award winning Art Rock band Arcade Fire. Wild Light, […]


Good Eatin’

I am no food critic and I don’t want to make this a review of my favorite restaurants.  I just like food.  I only worked in hospitality for a few years, but my experience with The Common Man, opened my eyes to new and different foods.  I spoke with chef’s about a variety of cooking […]


Fun @ Stay Work Play

Cranapalooza I will sign up for anything that includes fireworks, especially when it comes with hot chocolate and s’mores around the fire pit at the Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. Just don’t expect a typical day of skiing when you head to the slopes this Saturday, March 2 at the Cranmore Mountain Resort. The resort’s weekly celebration, Cranapalooza, […]


245 days. 8 months.

Dear YOU, Thank you. Yes, YOU! If you’re reading this then I’m sure you’re responsible for keeping me sane through these rough 8 months of unemployment. “Nobody said it was going to be easy but nobody said it was going to be this hard.” Yeah, I quoted Coldplay, so what?! Seriously though, thank you. If I […]



Update (2/2017): The Faith Hope and Love Foundation still holds this event annually and has expanded to serve young men and women all across the state in their search for formal wear to attend prom. FHL provides well over 100 formal outfits at no cost to students at their annual event thanks to generous community members. […]


Dueling Banjos, Refined.

Whether or not you’ve seen the movie Deliverance, one of the more iconic scenes in the file is the dueling banjos scene. If I’ve lost you already after my opening line, let me catch you up to speed with the clip I’m referring to. You can Google what happens in the rest of the movie, if […]

White Mountains

Bored This Weekend? Take A Roadtrip On The White Mountain Trail

This past weekend, my fiancé and I embarked on a trip up to the White Mountains – the perfect wintertime weekend getaway – and we drove along the White Mountains Trail. And we could see why it’s been designated a national scenic byway. Its up-and-down course explores the unspoiled depths of the 800,000 acre White Mountain […]