Steve Rigopoulos of Steve's Lettering works in his 2,000 square foot workshop. Lechner is back to his regular working day after a long bout with Lyme disease dating back to 2011.

Jaffrey: Living with Lyme: a struggle and a success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JAFFREY — Not many people would be happy about the opportunity to get back to 10-hour days at work. But for Steve Rigopoulos, owner of Steve’s Lettering in Jaffrey, who spent several years struggling with crippling fatigue and pain brought about by an undiagnosed case of Lyme Disease, finally getting back to business was a joy. “It wasn’t my choice,” said Rigopoulos about the time when he had to cut back on his sign business to accommodate a slower pace. “It wasn’t out of laziness. I missed it when I couldn’t do it. It was real tough. Fortunately, we didn’t lose anything,” he said, referring … 0

ML: Moist weather means more ticks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A moist summer has made ideal conditions for the local tick population to thrive, according to Alan Eaton, a specialist in entymology with the UNH Cooperative Extension. “As to this year, depending on your viewpoint, either been a terrible or great year for ticks,” said Eaton, who has been working on a long-term … 0

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, they wander off in a new direction. Without leads, there is no way to make … 0

Rindge: Drug suspects arrested again

Monday, March 3, 2014

Two suspects arrested as part of a heroin probe by Rindge Police last month have been arrested again for receiving stolen property and breach of bail conditions. Tammy Nagle, 52, of Rindge, and Joseph Nagle, 54, of Rindge, were arrested on Feb. 27 after Detective Jeffrey Seppala along … 0

Jaffrey: Serving up a Friendly Meal

Monday, March 3, 2014

There is still half an hour before lunch is served. Already, the Jaffrey VFW Hall is filled with people, chatting over coffee, playing cards, and some making their way over to a room off of the entry hall … 0

Why raising a shy dog takes more than love

Friday, February 28, 2014

I have worked with hundreds of families and their dogs, maybe even thousands of rowdy, barky, peeing in the house, run-away dogs. But, surprisingly, the most challenging dogs I’ve worked with are the shy, fearful ones. These are … 0

Handling the ups and downs of life: How resilient is your child?

Friday, February 28, 2014

How well does your child deal with adversity, cope in difficult situations, become stronger after disappointments? In other words, how resilient is she? We often think that our job is to protect our children from life’s tough lessons, … 0

Best way to communicate with those with dementia

Friday, February 28, 2014

Have you noticed how hard it is to redirect a person with dementia? As you fill your need to correct them, the argument is getting louder. And the more you try to convince them that what they are … 0

Rindge: FPU hosts Relay for Life event

Friday, February 28, 2014

RINDGE — Franklin Pierce University will host a “Relay for Life” event in the Fieldhouse on its Rindge campus, starting with registration at 7 p.m. on March 28 and ending at 2 a.m. on March 29 with a closing ceremony. Each year, the American Cancer Society holds Relay … 0

Antrim: ‘Confident Parents’ discussion group

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center in Antrim is hosting a parent discussion group based on local author Bonnie Harris’ book, “Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With.” The group, facilitated by parenting educator Carol Lunan, meets Thursdays, March 6, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Ambulance service in financial jeopardy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

After 66 years of providing medical transportation for emergency calls in the Jaffrey-Rindge area, representatives of the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance Service say that if existing financial issues, particularly with billing patients, continue, services may have to be altered … 0

ML: Finding a balance

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

For Patti Szydlo of Peterborough, her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease started with a tremor in her right thumb. Doctors thought it was an essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, and didn’t prescribe any treatment for it. Within … 0

Three lessons from my road trip

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dream big. I don’t remember exactly when I made the decision. I know it was shortly after my husband told me he had cheated on me and somewhere between counseling sessions, moving out, and running my own wedding … 0