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Meet the 10 local women honored as difference-makers in the community at the Extraordinary Women virtual ceremony Oct. 28, 2020.

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Cheryl Belair says she couldn’t have built her insurance business anywhere but the Monadnock Region.

In late 2017, a Rindge church group spoke to members of the Federated Church of Marlborough about the need for programs to help reduce child hunger. In the audience was Susan Bemis, a lifelong Marlborough resident, who was instantly intrigued. Soon after, on Dec. 21, she visited the church g…

Twenty-five dollars. That was how much Jennifer Dassau put in the bank account of Feeding Tiny Tummies, a Keene nonprofit that combats food insecurity among children in Cheshire and Sullivan counties, when she founded the organization in 2017.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Camp Takodah in Carlie Fischer’s life.

Life is lived in chapters that frame the ebb and flow of the challenges, accomplishments and lessons that shape and define a person.

Carol Hill calls it the “caregiving gene.” It’s an innate gift, she believes, a desire to give back to her community, manifested through her career in nursing, volunteerism in retirement and as matriarch of a tight family.

The photograph is of a high school girl surrounded by a dozen or so happy friends, posing for a picture in their native country of Malawi.

When Amy Matthews decided to go to college for nursing, she had no idea what she was getting into.

For Kat (Boyd) Pickering, serving others is commonplace.

If you're feeling excited about Keene's plans to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage by 2050, Dr. Ann Shedd is one of the people to thank for that. 

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