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Laurie Vaillancourt and Polly Whipple graduated Friday from Project Search, a work-study program that prepares those with a developmental disability for the professional world.

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father and oldest brother restored cars in the garage. Marianne Whipple of Antrim wanted her daughter Polly, who is 21 and has Down … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can close on a loan Thursday. Eldon Munson, chair of Scott-Farrar’s long-range planning committee, said the … 0

Greenfield: Woman cycles for children’s fund

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

After spending the winter dabbling in various forms of exercise to get in shape, Ellen Smith of Greenfield spied an advertisement for the Great Cycle Challenge — a call to bike as many miles as you can in the month of June, to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “I saw … 0

Health services still underfunded

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

While the Senate Finance Committee’s budget restores what advocates say is critically need edin terms of Health and Human Services funding, it still falls short of Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan’s plan. The $11.3 billion biennium budget will go to the full chamber for a vote this week. Once … 0

Parent Wise: Is adequate enough, or should we set our sights higher?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Is “adequate” enough for your child? Are your children happy to go off to school each day? Do they look forward to soaking up knowledge like sponges wanting to know more and more? Do they come home with … 0

Dog Tales: Techniques to stop dogs barking

Friday, May 29, 2015

When it comes to tolerating barking dogs, there seems to be two kinds of people in the world: Those who don’t hear it, that’s me, and those who hear it in spades, that’s Amy. Last week, the three … 0

Eat local and in season

Friday, May 29, 2015

The arrival of the warm spring weather is a great reminder to eat with the seasons. There is nothing better than biting into a ripe warm sweet strawberry straight from the garden of a farmer who you know … 0

Healthy Monadnock receives award

Friday, May 29, 2015

Healthy Monadnock is one of 20 community networks nationwide to receive a Roadmaps to Health Action Award. The Action Awards are designed to strengthen the capacity of communities to make effective and lasting change and will be used to build on existing efforts to improve health. The existing … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Foot care clinics set for this month

Friday, May 29, 2015

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services is offering foot care clinics to residents of all area towns. A nurse will be on hand to offer basic foot care. There is a $20 charge for foot care services. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 1-800-541-4145, ext. … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of … 0

Peterborough: Fundraiser race is Sunday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

$41 million. That’s how much the Pan-Mass Challenge — the Massachusetts cycling fundraiser — donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last summer. The Nelson family of Peterborough raised $9,000 of that amount. They hope to raise the same amount this year, while also involving the community more. “I’m … 0

Caring for others, caring for ourselves

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is “School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.” Parents should be able … 0

Parent Wise: Self-care for mom is currency for children

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Cards and flowers are always nice, especially when your children have something to do with it. Or maybe that’s the day when your child doesn’t yell “You’re not my mother, and … 0