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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, […]

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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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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Meet Julia – Stay Work Play’s New Regional Insider’s Guide Intern!

Hi all! I’m Julia Denaro, a Professional and Technical Communications major at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. This fall I’ll be Stay Work Play’s newest Regional Insider’s Guide intern and I’m excited to use my writing and researching skills for this amazing organization! When out of class, I participate in school clubs where […]

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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 […]

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Conservation Commission: Brett’s Experience

This is the second blog in a series, if you haven’t already, check out the other Conservation Commission blog: Meet Member Brett Gagnon. Why is it important to have younger members on the Conservation Commission?  Like many groups, organizations and teams its always helpful to have the most diverse array of members. The old saying […]