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Socks 2021

Doing Good New Hampshire with the Lakes Region Sock Drive

Ten years ago, the freshmen class at Interlakes Middle High School in Meredith started a sock drive to help organizations that work with children, and organizations that help our neighbors living with homelessness and/or food insecurities.  Little did they know that it would become an annual Lakes Region tradition that occurs every October!  The 10th […]

Doing Good New Hampshire with Derek Reiss and Skate for the 22

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Derek Reiss of Hampton. Derek volunteers with the Skate for the 22 Foundation, a non-profit helping veterans through hockey!  When I asked Derek why he decided to stay, work, and play in New Hampshire, he said “That’s easy, I love the state! I love our way […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Naomi Hastings

This week I had the honor of speaking with Naomi Hastings, a young professional giving back and leading with love. Born and raised in Lebanon, she now raises her three beautiful girls just up the road in Grantham. Naomi is a water operator and administrative assistant in Eastman, and the President of the Faith, Hope, […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Nathan Pelletier

This week I had the opportunity to speak with Nate Pelletier of Franklin. Nate is from Watseka, Illinois and after he graduated from college he took a three month internship in Hill. After his internship finished up, Nate realized he had fallen in love with the people, the beautiful scenery, the seasons, and opportunities that […]

Doing Good New Hampshire with Beth Heyward

This week I spoke with Beth Heyward, the Director of Community Services at Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc. in Concord.  Beth was born and raised in Epping and now raises her own family there! When I asked Beth why she decided to stay, work and play in New Hampshire she said “I love everything […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Alexis Dwyer

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Alexis Dwyer, a Program Specialist at the New Hampshire Department of Education in the Office of Nutrition Programs and Services, and a food justice advocate. Alexis was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and when an AmeriCorps position opened up with Cooking Matters® New Hampshire at […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Kitty Kiefer

This week, I had the opportunity to speak with Kitty Kiefer, the College Consortium Coordinator at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, Board Member of Remedial Herstory, and a Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains Troop Leader in the Lakes Region. Kitty was born and raised in the Newfound Lake region where she […]

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Be the Change, Be a Voice for Young People

The Problem Living in New Hampshire where the average age is 43 (the second oldest state in the U.S.), I have been the youngest person in many of the rooms I walk into. Sometimes I think this dynamic keeps me feeling young even as I creep into my mid-thirties. More often though, the position of […]

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Let’s Put an End to Youth Homelessness in New Hampshire

Winter has taken hold in New Hampshire over the past few weeks and it shows on our windblown faces. My walks with my dog have gotten shorter in direct response to the drop of each degree on the weather report. We, Dobby and I, consider ourselves very fortunate that when our fingers and paws begin […]