Giving Matters http://nhpr.org en 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 Empowering Girls With Power Tools http://nhpr.org/post/empowering-girls-power-tools <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, 07 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32282 at http://nhpr.org Empowering Girls With Power Tools The Fight For Frisky Hill http://nhpr.org/post/fight-frisky-hill <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, 17 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32152 at http://nhpr.org The Fight For Frisky Hill Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse http://nhpr.org/post/acting-gets-upstaged-winnipesaukee-playhouse <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, 10 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32163 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 <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, 03 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32148 at http://nhpr.org Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay Monadnock Chorus http://nhpr.org/post/monadnock-chorus <div class="transcript"><p>The Monadnock Chorus has been sharing song and creating community for more than 50 years. Phyllis Scott joined the chorus in 1972.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>PHYLLIS:</strong>&nbsp;Wherever I have lived I&rsquo;ve felt the need to be singing. It&rsquo;s just very fulfilling to me, it&rsquo;s a wonderful way to make friends and it&rsquo;s just part of me that&rsquo;s all.</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1225 at http://nhpr.org Monadnock Chorus New Hampshire Preservation Alliance http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-preservation-alliance <div class="transcript"><p>The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance helps to save the places that are central to New Hampshire&rsquo;s history and identity. The Alliance helped a group of townspeople in Acworth save that town&rsquo;s historic meetinghouse, which had been a center of community for almost two centuries. The building was named one of New Hampshire&rsquo;s &ldquo;Seven to Save&rdquo; by the Alliance, but was going to cost about $1 million to preserve.</p><p>Kathi Bradt was part of the committee that worked to preserve the meetinghouse.</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1218 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Cross Roads House http://nhpr.org/post/cross-roads-house <div class="transcript"><p>Joe and Carrie were out of work and had run out of money. They had been living in a motel room with their two young daughters. The Crossroads House homeless shelter has helped them get back on track.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>JOE: </strong>I was teaching in Maine part-time and suddenly there was no more work. So I said to my wife &ldquo;let&rsquo;s see what New Hampshire has - substitute teaching and stuff like that.&quot; We lost our place where we were living and we were living in a motel.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1217 at http://nhpr.org Cross Roads House Boys & Girls Club of Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/boys-girls-club-manchester <div class="transcript"><p>Yawa Agbenowossi came to the United States from Togo, in West Africa, as a young child. She discovered the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Manchester when she was in middle school.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1215 at http://nhpr.org Boys & Girls Club of Manchester Community School http://nhpr.org/post/community-school <div class="transcript"><p>The &ldquo;local foods&rdquo; movement is a growing trend. In South Tamworth, The Community School has embraced it &ndash;&nbsp;serving an open&nbsp;lunch for the community every week at no set charge, made of locally-produced foods. They call the program &ldquo;Farmers&rsquo;s Table.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1214 at http://nhpr.org Community School New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-sustainable-energy-association <div class="transcript"><p>When Bob and Celine Richer decided to retire to New Hampshire, they knew they would need an energy-efficient home to be able to afford the long heating season. Bob contacted the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association for help. The Richers&rsquo;s home is constructed of insulated concrete form with a geothermal and solar heating system.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>Bob:&nbsp;</strong>The Sustainable Energy Association provided us guidance and encouragement along the way because there were so many things to choose from.</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1211 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association New Hampshire Bar Association DOVE Program http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-bar-association-dove-program <div class="transcript"><p>Since 1992, the New Hampshire Bar Association&rsquo;s Domestic Violence Emergency Project has provided free legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence. Scott O&rsquo;Connell is an attorney from Manchester who drives to a crisis center in Berlin once a month to volunteer his services, working there with local advocates. Donna Cummings is the director of the crisis center where O&rsquo;Connell volunteers.</p> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1207 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Bar Association DOVE Program Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley http://nhpr.org/post/good-beginnings-upper-valley <div class="transcript"><p>Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley pairs trained volunteers with new parents to help them with day to day needs after a child&#39;s birth. Ruth&rsquo;s story is the mother of four, including triplets. Sally Wood is a Good Beginnings volunteer.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>RUTH:</strong> When I found out I was expecting triplets I figured I would need some help, so I contacted Good Beginnings. They set me up with Sally, my volunteer.</p> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1206 at http://nhpr.org Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley