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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 […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Jasmine Morrissette

This week I spoke with Jasmine Morrissette, the Administrative Assistant at Real Life Church in Laconia, and the secretary of the New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force.  Jasmine grew up in the Lakes Region and decided to stay in New Hampshire after high school. When I asked her why she decided to stay, work, […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Nicole Clark

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Nicole Clark of Strafford. Nicole is the AVP Area Manager at Northway Bank, a Board Member for The Pass Along Project, and a Rotarian out of Portsmouth, who is also involved with the local Interact Service Club. She volunteers with the Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity […]

Doing Good NH with Jessica DellaValla

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jess DellaValla of Jackson. Jess is the Director of Project SUCCEED, a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Before and Afterschool Program in the Conway School District. She is a Consultant with DellaValla Group, which provides facilitation to groups, as well as guidance, goal-setting, and problem-solving […]

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Meet Local Leader Zachary Koehler of Dover

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! Meet Zachary Koehler! Zak is a Senior Software Engineer at Liberty […]

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Conservation Commission: Critical Issues

This is the third blog in a series, if you haven’t already, check out the other Conservation Commission blogs: Meet Member Brett Gagnon and Brett’s Experience. What are the most critical issues facing conservation efforts in the next 3 years?  Most of the issues facing conservation efforts, both locally and globally boil down to sustainability. […]

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Deepening Connection and Understanding Across NH’s Urban/Rural Divide

We’ve all lived it, haven’t we?  We’re going about our day when someone says something political that boils our blood. Anyone could have said it, anywhere. A stranger through the comfortable anonymity of the comments section. A neighbor or a colleague we thought we knew better, over a video-chat happy hour. A blood relative, a […]