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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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Create Better Communities with the Monitor

Hi, I’m Allie, audience engagement editor for the Concord Monitor, and I’m heading up a new initiative called the reader advisory board. The Monitor has been serving its communities through local reporting for more than 150 years, and to do that even better for the next hundred years we need to find the right balance […]

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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 […]

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Meet Local Leader Molly Lunn Owen of Manchester

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. Age: 31 Elected Position Held: Manchester Planning Board alternate Occupation and […]

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Meet Local Leader Ben Dion of Manchester

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. Age: 33 Appointed Position Held: Board of School Committee for Manchester […]

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Meet Local Leader Jeanin (Nin) Onos of Gilford

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. Age: 37 Elected Position Held: School Board Occupation and Employer: VP […]

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 […]