Bennington

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and depression. Our gut is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms. This microbiome we … 0

Farmers Dinner at Mayfair

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Farmers Dinner is proud to partner with Mayfair Farm for its inaugural brunch event on Aug. 30. The meal will showcase local meat and produce from Mayfair Farm and its neighbors. Prepared right on site in its own state licensed commercial kitchen, this will be as fresh … 0

Harrisville: Farm-to-table dinner for Monadnock Farm

Friday, August 14, 2015

Join the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition for its first fundraiser farm-to-table dinner on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the grounds of Mayfair Farm in picturesque Harrisville, featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested cuisine. Live performance by Blackjack … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Rescuing’ homes, finding grants

Monday, August 17, 2015

I closed the door to my work van, after putting in my last tools, and headed south to Mississippi hoping to volunteer my carpentry skill as a result of Hurricane Katrina. After two days of driving I arrived at an abandoned high school in Pascagoula, which was the … 0

Viewpoint: In Pascagoula: Helping Mr. Houston Banks, in more ways than one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeff, a good friend of mine, and I, both with years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, volunteered with a locally organized nonprofit to help Katrina victims in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a number of months after the storm. Sure, I have visual memories of Katrina’s impact on … 0

Viewpoint: A community rallied for those whose lives were torn apart

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am reminded of how we rallied as a community to help those who had lost so much. Individuals gave, and organizations donated proceeds from spaghetti suppers, raffles, and bake sales. Tens of thousands … 0

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical … 1

Peterborough: Town Hall attendees urge Kasich to keep it local

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Martin Connolly of Temple didn’t want to hear Gov. John Kasich talk about U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, his accomplishments in Ohio or his clash with Donald Trump. Connolly wanted to hear what the Republican candidate had to … 1

ConVal: Three awarded Edes Foundation scholarship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three students in the ConVal School District have been awarded scholarships to pursue educational opportunities. Dominque Tarr, Julianna Stone and Victoria Marchand will all receive a scholarship in order to pay for Scouting activities, community service related programs, or programs that demonstrate a desire for self-improvement. The scholarships … 0

Bennington: His final words

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When Edward Hyland was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer, he took the news in the same pragmatic way he had always lived his life. Knowing any treatment would be palliative and not a cure, he decided to … 0

Applicants sought for land conservation grants

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership is looking for grant proposals for its eighth round of land conservation grants, which fund transaction-related expenses on land conservation projects in the Quabbin-to-Cardigan region of western New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. The grant program is privately funded, and administered by the Society for … 0