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Meet Local Leader Mike Giacomo of Keene

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 Mike Giacomo! A chemical engineer by day, Mike Giacomo is […]

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“Boomerang” Spotlight: Mike Giacomo

Name: Mike Giacomo Current City/Town: Keene Native City/Town: Nelson Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a chemical engineer at Markem-Imaje, where I support ink manufacturing operations. In the community, I am the president of Keene Young Professionals Network, I moonlight as a pub trivia host and have volunteer emceed for a number of non-profit […]

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Meet State Rep. Donovan Fenton

Age: 30 Area represented: Cheshire District 8 (Keene Ward 5) Occupation and employer: Marketing Manager for Fenton Family Dealerships. Number of years in NH: 30 Favorite place in NH: Spofford Lake. Describe NH in three words: Clean, serene and green. Year first year elected to the legislature: 2016. Legislative priorities: A living wage, LGBTQ, business, […]

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5 NH Adventures To Check Off Your Bucket List This Summer

#1. Take A Hike It doesn’t mater if you are an expert or newbie, New Hampshire has a hiking trail for every skill level. From the White Mountains and Great North Woods, all the way to the Monadnock and Lakes Region, there are endless options for your next hiking adventure. There is a trails for every skill […]

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Meet State Rep. William Pearson

Age: 27 Area represented: Cheshire District 16 (Keene, at-large) Occupation and employer: Student at the University of NH School of Law. Number of years in NH: 26 Favorite place in NH: Anywhere along the Cheshire Rail Trail. Describe NH in three words: Independent, unique, and alluring. Year first year elected to the legislature: 2014. Legislative […]

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Sinking Roots in NH: A Recent College Grad’s Story

Growing up in a small, pass-through town in north-central Massachusetts, I was always drawn to Keene’s beautiful Main Street, quick access to the myriad of stores and restaurants, and the convenience of being away from home without being too far from my family. I decided to attend Keene State College in 2015 as a stepping […]

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Small Towns, Big Fun: Summer in the Monadnock Region

The area of Southwest New Hampshire known as the Monadnock Region, where I grew up and still live, isn’t exactly a booming metropolis, but it’s a wonderful place to live — small towns dot the deeply forested landscape, each one offering unique surprises. Here’s a glimpse of how my family spent the weekend—a showcase of […]

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Toadstool Bookshop – A Bibliophile’s Dream Come True

What are the best ways to celebrate the fathers in our lives? Should we gift gadgets? Wrap up some tasty home-baked goodies? It turns out that a leisurely afternoon browsing around our local, independent bookstore was the perfect Father’s Day gift for my literature-loving husband. Growing and Changing There’s just nothing quite like spending the […]