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Outdoor New England owner Marty Parichand paddles down the rapids at the bottom of the Winnipesaukee River in March. Parichand is advocating for Franklin to install a whitewater play park in the river as a way to boost the city’s economy and reinvigorate the community. Elodie Reed photos / Monitor staff   Concord Monitor | Elodie Reed | May 09, 2017On a given day, drivers passing Sanel Auto Parts and crossing over the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin may notice some brightly clad paddlers crashing through the current, mouths opened wide as cold water hits their faces.Floating past old mill ruins,...

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Staff | NH Business Review Melanie Davis and Carmel Shea are both active users of the Derry Rail Trail. A few years ago, after a bike ride, they noticed there were no real options to relax, grab some healthy food, or just hang out with friends over a coffee near the trail. They had young children, were at a crossroads in their respective careers, so they decided to open The Grind Rail Trail Café on the Derry Rail Trail in April 2014 to fill that void. It turns out that betting on active living and good, nutritious food was a...

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Associated Press Writer | NH1 FRANKLIN (AP) — A fundraising barbecue is planned later this month to support efforts to turn a former paper mill site in Franklin into an outdoor adventure park.The Concord Monitor reports Marty Parichand, who already operates an outdoor equipment store in Franklin, hopes to install whitewater paddling amenities, a mountain bike pump track, a community garden and an "eco-village" campsite.Event space is also planned for the city-owned property along the Winnipesaukee River. The barbecue is scheduled for Aug. 20.Parichand and nonprofit PermaCityLife must raise $45,000 to get the project started.He has asked state environmental regulators...

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  In coordination with representatives from PermaCity Life and the WOW Trail, we had the pleasure of a pre-season, behind the scenes tour of Highland Mountain Bike Park! If you haven't been to Highland, you need to go! It is an amazing place connecting kids and adults of all ages to the outdoors through a specific activity, which they love! We got the low down on their amazing down hill tracks, their cross country runs and the plethora of programming for kids, adults and schools to learn how to ride safely and have fun out there! In listening to Mark, we...

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My first job out of college was an engineering position at a major corporation. I received a strong referral from a high level executive that went whitewater rafting with me. Eight years later, I was definitely “broken in” to corporate life and living what I thought was my only reality. I had a family I cherished and received a substantial promotion at work, in which I was the youngest person by almost ten years leading programs & projects. In my mind, this was validation for a "good life." I worked hard, kept my nose to the grindstone and proved myself...

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