Lois Shea http://nhpr.org en 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 North Country Natives Celebrate Culture Through Music http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-natives-celebrate-culture-through-music-0 <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><a href="http://www.gnwca.org/" target="_blank">The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts</a></span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, serif;">enriches north country life by bringing authenti Sat, 28 Dec 2013 05:48:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39404 at http://nhpr.org North Country Natives Celebrate Culture Through Music Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name http://nhpr.org/post/therapy-dog-angel-lives-her-name-0 <p>Sarah Kirsch rescued her dog, Angel, from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concordspca.org/" target="_blank">Concord-Merrimack&nbsp;County&nbsp;SPCA</a>, and enrolled Angel in a program to become a therapy dog through that organization. Now certified, Angel makes regular visits to nursing homes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The presence of a therapy dog can have a significant impact on the residents.</span></p><p>Kirsch and Angel were directed to one resident, Pearl. Though she seemed to be unresponsive, her roommate informed Kirsch that she liked dogs.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:57:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39391 at http://nhpr.org Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name For Struggling Youth, The Webster House A Second Home http://nhpr.org/post/struggling-youth-webster-house-second-home-0 <p><a href="http://www.websterhousenh.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Webster House</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a children's home in Manchester that has been in operation since 1884, caring for youth who are unable to live at home.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gabrielle Dante came to The Webster House when she was in her mid-teens. She had been experiencing problems at home and at school, and was struggling to overcome an eating disorder.</span></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 05:47:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39389 at http://nhpr.org For Struggling Youth, The Webster House A Second Home The Raymond Coalition Steers Youth Toward Smart Choices http://nhpr.org/post/raymond-coalition-steers-youth-toward-smart-choices-0 <p><a href="http://rcfy.org" target="_blank">The Raymond Coalition for Youth</a> is committed to helping kids make healthy choices and form positive habits. Through its "Youth Action" program, the Coalition empowers teenagers, like Kirsten Roman, to involve themselves in community outreach.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I was really interested in helping out the community more, and to help my peers make good choices," says Roman. "We focus on positive choice: not doing drugs or alcohol; eating healthy and exercising."</span></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39388 at http://nhpr.org The Raymond Coalition Steers Youth Toward Smart Choices At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction http://nhpr.org/post/serenity-place-coming-clean-addiction-0 <p><a href="http://www.serenityplace.org/" target="_blank">Serenity Place</a> is a substance abuse recovery center in Manchester, offering detox programs and education to those struggling to overcome addiction. For Stephanie, Serenity Place provided a solid foundation for her recovery from drug and alcohol problems.</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37658 at http://nhpr.org At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts http://nhpr.org/post/discovering-expression-through-dance-moco-arts-0 <p><a href="http://www.moco.org/" target="_blank">MoCo Arts</a> wants to change people's lives through creative expression and exposure to the arts. One of its students, Peter Fedrizzi, started dancing when he was 13, after a friend suggested he might have a natural ability for it.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37652 at http://nhpr.org Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts Upper Valley Educators Institute Prepares Teachers For Their Careers http://nhpr.org/post/upper-valley-educators-institute-prepares-teachers-their-careers-0 <p>Professionals who dream of changing careers and becoming teachers have been doing so with the help of the <a href="http://uvei.edu/" target="_blank">Upper Valley Educators Institute</a> since 1969.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37650 at http://nhpr.org Upper Valley Educators Institute Prepares Teachers For Their Careers Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets http://nhpr.org/post/harbor-homes-supports-homeless-vets-0 <p>When Matt Milbourn, a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, found himself unexpectedly made homeless,&nbsp;<a href="http://harborhomes.org/" target="_blank"> Harbor Homes </a>was there for him.</p><p>In addition to operating a homeless shelter, Harbor Homes also manages a reintegration program, offering services, healthcare, and education to homeless veterans and their families. Matt earned his CphT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) through the program, and now teaches computer education and life skills classes at Harbor Homes.</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37649 at http://nhpr.org Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets Strafford Rivers Conservancy Protects Country's Oldest Farm http://nhpr.org/post/strafford-rivers-conservancy-protects-countrys-oldest-farm <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 9px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tuttle Farm in Dover is the oldest family farm in the United States. When Bill Tuttle and his family, the 11th generation to farm this land, decided to conserve it, they turned to the Strafford Rivers Conservancy.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:39:58 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Lois Shea 37998 at http://nhpr.org Strafford Rivers Conservancy Protects Country's Oldest Farm Finding Friends And Mentors Through Big Brothers Big Sisters http://nhpr.org/post/finding-friends-and-mentors-through-big-brothers-big-sisters-0 <p><a href="http://www.bbbs.org/" target="_blank">Big Brothers/Big Sisters Alliance</a> of New Hampshire matches kids with caring mentors.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexi was matched with her "big sister" Sarah Danforth, and the two regularly spend time together. Lexi’s three sisters each have "big sisters," too. Sometimes, all eight of them get together--for a swim, for a cookout, for a game night.</span></p><p>Danforth joined the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program because she wanted to enable her match to see and do things she may not have an opportunity to otherwise.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37648 at http://nhpr.org Finding Friends And Mentors Through Big Brothers Big Sisters Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services http://nhpr.org/post/granite-united-ways-2-1-1-connects-people-and-services-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.graniteuw.org/" target="_blank">Granite United Way</a>&#39;s 2-1-1 New Hampshire service is a directory assistance of services available in the state. It puts those in need in touch with the services that can help.</p><p>Cassie called 2-1-1 for help with disability rights when she ran into trouble with her housing arrangement. Her landlord had issued an eviction notice after she acquired a dog, because her lease forbids pets from the building. But Cassie&#39;s dog isn&#39;t a pet; she&#39;s a psychiatric service dog that provided therapeutic assistance.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36454 at http://nhpr.org Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking http://nhpr.org/post/keene-community-kitchen-teaches-nutrition-and-creative-cooking-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Some years ago, Maria Dichtelmiller found herself unable to buy food and living in a shelter. She went to <a href="http://www.thecommunitykitchen.org/" target="_blank">The Community Kitchen</a> in Keene, a local food pantry.</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36453 at http://nhpr.org Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking