Deborah Schachter http://nhpr.org en Providing Dental Health Care To Uninsured Kids http://nhpr.org/post/providing-dental-health-care-uninsured-kids <p>The <a href="http://www.childrensdentalnetwork.org/index.html" target="_blank">Children’s Dental Network</a> offers preventive dental services in 27 schools in and around Derry, NH to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to those services. Jeanne Carroll and her husband are both college grads, and considered themselves “middle class;” they never thought they would have difficulty providing dental health care for their three children.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46204 at http://nhpr.org Providing Dental Health Care To Uninsured Kids N.H. Food Bank, Breaking The Cycle Of Food Insecurity http://nhpr.org/post/nh-food-bank-breaking-cycle-food-insecurity <div>The work of the New Hampshire Food Bank is well established in the state, providing millions of pounds of food every year to food pantries and soup kitchens north and south. Less well-known, perhaps, are the programs it has developed that address the causes of hunger -- helping people get training that leads to employment and to food security. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:21:58 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46141 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Food Bank, Breaking The Cycle Of Food Insecurity Artists Put On A Professional Face At 3S Artspace http://nhpr.org/post/artists-put-professional-face-3s-artspace-0 <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">3S Artspace is a Portsmouth nonprofit working on renovating a large building into studio space for artists, a farm-to-table restaurant, performance space and a gallery. For Catherine Scala, finding studio space here gave her the boost to continue her career as an artist.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:50:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43977 at http://nhpr.org Artists Put On A Professional Face At 3S Artspace AMC Trains The Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/amc-trains-future-workforce-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/index.cfm" target="_blank">Appalachian Mountain Club</a> works with <a href="http://www.nh-jag.org/" target="_blank">Jobs for America’s Graduates</a> (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:47:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43973 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce Building A Sense Of Accomplishment At The NH Boat Musuem http://nhpr.org/post/building-sense-accomplishment-nh-boat-musuem-0 <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#232323">The <a href="http://www.nhbm.org/programs-for-youth-family-adults/youth-family-adult-boat-building/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Boat Museum</a> in Wolfeboro is a showplace for antique boats and New Hampshire’s boating history. The museum also runs summer boat-building workshops for kids. The two week program offers area youth the chance to build a canoe, a kayak or a skiff.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:40:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43972 at http://nhpr.org Building A Sense Of Accomplishment At The NH Boat Musuem Empowering Girls With Power Tools http://nhpr.org/post/empowering-girls-power-tools-0 <p><a href="http://www.girlswork.org/" target="_blank">Girls at Work</a> empowers girls by putting power tools in their hands, and teaching them how to use those tools. The girls build tables, sheds and bookshelves, but learn bigger lessons along the way. Hollie&nbsp;Brenton, 18, has worked with the program for ten years and says it has changed her life.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:34:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Deborah Amos & Andrew Parrella 43971 at http://nhpr.org Empowering Girls With Power Tools Upper Valley Haven: Keeping Families Dry After Hurricane Irene http://nhpr.org/post/upper-valley-haven-keeping-families-dry-after-hurricane-irene-0 <p>When Hurricane Irene struck the Upper Valley in 2011, <a href="http://uppervalleyhaven.org/" target="_blank">The Upper Valley Haven</a>, an emergency shelter in White River Junction, was there to help those who had lost their homes. Al Carbonneau and his family were among those displaced.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:25:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43969 at http://nhpr.org Upper Valley Haven: Keeping Families Dry After Hurricane Irene Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill http://nhpr.org/post/kids-culinary-arts-equips-children-life-skill-0 <p><a href="http://www.kidsculinaryarts.com/" target="_blank">Kids Culinary Art</a>s teaches kids cooking and nutrition during after school programs, vacations and summer camps. The organization works in school districts and towns to get kids cooking and eating healthy foods. Matthew and Nicole Heiter, 11 and nine years old, have become experienced hands in the kitchen. Their mother, Lauren credits Kids Culinary Arts.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:15:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43205 at http://nhpr.org Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill The Fight For Frisky Hill http://nhpr.org/post/fight-frisky-hill-0 <p>On her commute from Laconia to Pittsfield six days a week, Tobi Gray Chassie&nbsp;often stops at scenic spot in Gilmanton called Frisky Hill. When Chassie&nbsp;saw a sign telling of plans to develop the land, she felt that it was her duty to support the <a href="http://www.gilmantonlandtrust.org/" target="_blank">Gilmanton Land Trust</a> in their protection of the land which meant so much to her.</p><p></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 05:06:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43204 at http://nhpr.org The Fight For Frisky Hill Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse http://nhpr.org/post/acting-gets-upstaged-winnipesaukee-playhouse-0 <p>When Kat Morris's eldest daughter asked to try out for a play at <a href="http://www.winniplayhouse.org/" target="_blank">The Winnipesaukee Playhouse</a>, she could not have guessed the effect community theater would have on her entire family.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 05:55:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43203 at http://nhpr.org Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay http://nhpr.org/post/children-learn-be-good-stewards-great-bay-0 <p><a href="http://www.greatbaystewards.org/" target="_blank">The Great Bay Stewards</a> work to preserve and protect the Great Bay estuary through education, land protection and research. Sharon Musselman, one of the educators, is recently a retired teacher who often brought her own classes here to explore this ecosystem.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:14:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 42305 at http://nhpr.org Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't http://nhpr.org/post/food-pantry-provides-what-food-stamps-cant-0 <p><a href="http://www.seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org/" target="_blank">The Seacoast Family Food Pantry</a> began as the Ladies Humane Society in 1816 to assist families of fishermen. Now, it is still serving those in the community who need help. The pantry aids many families with children—and many elders. Jane is a widow living on a fixed income.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There are a lot of things you can’t buy with food stamps, but down at the pantry, they cover just about everything that you would need in your household,” Jane said.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41555 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients-0 <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41554 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients Cornucopia Project Filling Kids' Cups http://nhpr.org/post/cornucopia-project-filling-kids-cups-0 <p><a href="http://www.cornucopiaproject.org/" target="_blank">The Cornucopia Project</a> teaches kids to grow food -- and to make a lifetime of healthy eating choices. Susan Ellingwood and her third-graders in Dublin are old hands in their school garden -- which was established with help from the Cornucopia Project.</p><p></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 05:30:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41553 at http://nhpr.org Cornucopia Project Filling Kids' Cups Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-african-burying-ground-commemorates-past-0 <p>During the 1700's, many Portsmouth residents were of African descent– some slave, some free— and were buried in a segregated cemetery. That cemetery was built over, its boundaries obscured. A public works crew rediscovered the site and now the restoration of its dignity has begun. Kelvin Edwards is working on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/" target="_blank">Portsmouth African Burying Ground Memorial</a>.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39406 at http://nhpr.org Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past