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NH Educators: Connect with Your Neighborhood United Way

The past year and a half have been challenging, and school teachers and staff have navigated a shifting health landscape and persistent student need for tech supplies and support. But for those working or volunteering in New Hampshire schools, it can help to take stock of your community’s network and make sure to plug in […]

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The Best Plant-Based Foodie Spots in New Hampshire

Do you feel like you’re seeing the phrase “plant-based” more than ever? And what does it really even mean? The terms “vegan” and “plant-based” are often used interchangeably, but there’s an important and less rigid difference between completely excluding all animal byproducts and simply being more conscious of consuming less. Over 9.7 million Americans are […]

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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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SPOTLIGHT: Ashley Marand Iwanicki, Collective Studios

Have you ever had a dream that inspired you to take massive, move-across-the-country, action? I don’t think I’m just speaking for myself when I say those types of dreams typically stay in my bed and are quickly brushed off.  But that’s exactly what happened for Ashley Marand Iwanicki, owner of one of New Hampshire’s newest […]

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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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The Lakes Of New Hampshire

1. Lake Winnipesaukee County: Belknap/Carroll Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire and is located in the Lakes Region. It is home to more than 250 islands and inlets and is a highly visited tourist destination year-round. 2. Lake Sunapee County: Sullivan/Merrimack Lake Sunapee is located in western New Hampshire and is the fifth-largest lake […]