‘Takes ... creativity to connect’

By Patrick Adrian, Valley News, 9/4/2022

[UVYP] hosts two to three social events per month and has a channel on the social media platform Discord, where new residents may introduce themselves and talk to other Upper Valley professionals.

Emerson Gale, 31, a music educator from Strafford, is chairman of the Young Professionals steering committee.

Gale, who has lived in the Upper Valley for over 20 years, says the region provides a “best of both worlds,” combining the spaciousness of a rural setting, plus an access to nature and outdoor recreation, with a vibrant community culture.

Want to get your arms around everything the Upper Valley offers?

by Rob Gurwitt, Daybreak, 12/13/22

So did Leb’s Rachael Thomeer when she moved here about a year ago to take a job at The Dartmouth Institute. But she had trouble finding anything comprehensive—so she built it. Thomeer is now events chair for Upper Valley Young Professionals, on whose website “The Insider’s Guide to the Upper Valley” lives, but it’s a handy resource for anyone. The crowdsourced guide (yes, it’s still growing) lists everything from arts venues to nearby hikes and places to visit to resources for finding stuff for sale, with brief descriptions.