Charity & Grassroots in New Hampshire


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Founded in 1914 to protect and restore migratory bird populations decimated by hunting, today’s NH Audubon provides: * Environmental education * Conservation research and wildlife monitoring * Protection of 8,000 acres of wildlife habitat • Environmental policy and science based advocacy
84 Silk Farm Rd
Concord,
NH
US
For more than 30 years, The Lighthouse Preservation Society has worked to save and maintain the endangered lighthouses of the United States. The organization has spawned Congressional hearings and legislation, sponsored National Lighthouse Day, and aided in the creation of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act and the National Lighthouse Museum. The organization has also raised lighthouse awareness in the national consciousness, placing hundreds of lighthouses on the National Register of Historic Places and landing the most scenic ones on popular U.S. Postage stamps. This is all in addition to the ongoing preservation efforts; to date, the organization has raised nearly $6 million for more than 160 lighthouse-restoration projects. It's little wonder that the nonprofit was chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Achievement Award for its efforts to maintain America's coastal heritage. Day to day, members lead lighthouse tours and present lighthouse-related presentations, gather historic documents and artifacts, and manufacture replica replacement parts. Even when a lighthouse guides its last ship, the organization keeps its spirit alive through creative adaptive reuse projects. They take special pride in their private dining program, headquartered in the Newburyport Lighthouse on Massachusetts' North Shore. Recommended by Boston's Phantom Gourmet and lauded by Yankee Magazine as a "glass-enclosed love nest," the intimate multicourse meals pair dishes from sea and land with views of the historic town harbor and picturesque beaches. The cozy circular room nestled at the top of the lighthouse retains its functional panoramic views, but also features comforts including padded benches, a dining table, a music system, and a climate control system. There's even an outdoor balcony, giving diners the chance to feel the ocean breezes from 60 feet in the air.
11 Seaborne Dr
Dover,
NH
US
For more than 30 years, the Northeast Animal Shelter has helped to match more than 100,000 dogs and cats with stable, loving forever homes. The shelter does not euthanize animals under any circumstances and facilitates adoption with services such as obedience training, grooming, restorative health care, inoculation, and spaying or neutering. In addition to taking in local animals, Northeast Animal Shelter also absorbs highly adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters in other areas including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, California, and Puerto Rico. By transporting animals from shelters with high rates of euthanasia, the shelter helps to reduce the strain on resources in overwhelmed facilities and ensures the rescued pets will find homes without being euthanized. Though rates vary depending on the animal and location, it costs Northeast Animal Shelter an average of $150 to transport one dog out of an overcrowded environment and into its own shelter in Salem.
204 Highland Ave
Salem,
MA
US
Before they journey down Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, riders sit facing each other aboard a two-person tube. But they won't actually see one another for long, since the aptly named doctor has designed a 300-foot jaunt whose twists and 40-foot plunge unfold in complete darkness. The pitch-black tunnel is just one of many heart-pounding attractions at the more than 26-acre Water Country that have helped make Water Country the Parenting NH Magazine's Family Favorite Award for Best Water Park in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, visitors can dash down the 422-foot-long Racing Rapids slide, navigate a quarter mile of waterfalls and caves along Adventure River, or float in a wave pool with 700,000 gallons of water. Water Country likewise caters to youngsters with giant tipping buckets and a 40-foot-long pirate ship complete with slides. During full days of sliding and splashing, guests can rest at one of the park's shaded cabanas and enjoy an array of tasty snacks and sweets from nearly 10 food options scattered throughout the park, including stands specializing in Dippin' Dots and fried dough.
2300 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth,
NH
US
At Water Street Café, you can get your fill of fresh comfort food. Every home-style dish and side the cooks serve up is homemade, from the soups and chowders to the orange cranberry bread. During the early morning hours, guests can tuck into generous portions of fluffy pancakes, loaded omelets, and gourmet eggs benedict with thick, juicy slices of ham and grilled prime rib. Though breakfast is this modest café's bread-and-butter, the cooks also whip up an expansive lunch menu that conquers hunger with fried clams, meaty sandwiches, and a menu of flame-broiled, certified black Angus burgers crowned with pulled pork, sautéed mushrooms, and whiskey barbecue sauce. The eatery's full bar is manned at all hours of the day—staffers concoct mimosas and zesty bloody marys to spice up breakfast, and they serve up beer, wine, and cocktails during long afternoons. Water Street Cafe is also open for dinner one day a week. Every Friday until 8 p.m., guests are invited to chow down on fried haddock, flame-broiled prime rib, and fried whole belly clams.
141 Water St
Laconia,
NH
US
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