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Leadership and Friendship

Whether you have come to live in New Hampshire as a transplant, a boomerang (glad to have you back), or you are one of the wise ones who never left, I have no doubt that you know the State’s greatest assets are our highly engaged and connected communities. It may take some effort to become […]


RPM Challenge: An International Prompt, Born in New Hampshire

What the Heck is it? The RPM Challenge is a creative prompt to musicians: create and record 10 songs or 35 minutes of original music during the month of February. It is free to participate, and it is a volunteer-run community project. This challenge is similar to other challenges like NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writing […]


Opportunity Knocks – Bona Fide Green Goods

Ryan, Mike, Amanda and Mandy have a message and a proposition. I guess you could call them prophets trying to make a profit. And people are buying in! Their mission, which is to inspire change and awareness for a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, is accomplished through Bona Fide Green Goods on Main Street in Concord. […]


Weekend Breakfast Staples

I am a big fan of the weekend brunch year-round, but winter always seems to be a good time to reconnect with my favorite breakfast/brunch spots. While one of my goals for this next year is to re-learn how to ski, I love a good lazy winter morning drinking too much coffee and ordering multiple […]


Meet State Rep. Joe Alexander

Age: 24 Area represented: Hillsborough District 6 (Goffstown) Occupation and employer: Student at University of NH. Number of years in NH: 24 Favorite place in NH: Summit of Mount Uncanoonuc. Describe NH in three words: Community, beauty and liberty. Year first year elected to the legislature: 2018. Legislative priorities: I ran on a low tax […]

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How To: Turning a NIMBY into a YIMBY

(Spoiler alert: Don’t) One of the biggest barriers to housing development in many NH communities is NIMBYs, CAVEs, and BANANAs.  If you’ve ever been to a local board meeting in your town or city, you are probably on a first name basis with your community’s NIMBY(s). A NIMBY, generally speaking, is “a person who objects […]


Meet Local Leader Crystal Paradis of Somersworth

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 […]


Vulgar Brewing, the Company

I tried coming up with a creative title for this post, but nothing felt quite right. The more common definition of vulgar, of which I was more familiar with is lacking sophistication and good taste; unrefined. However, nothing about the new Vulgar Brewing Company in Franklin is lacking good taste! When you walk in you’ll […]