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Business: Shopping campaign is on

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It’s often the personal care and touches that keep shoppers local, and this holiday season, beginning with Plaid Friday the day after Thanksgiving, Monadnock region stores are laying it on thick with discounts and other special enticements. It’s the one day of the year that wearing plaid is synonymous with supporting your local businesses. Monadnock Buy Local is the force …

Cross-country skiing: Love cross-country skiing? You’re not alone — join the club!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It started with a simple, optimistic email on a snowy Thursday night. Cross-country ski race this Tuesday — who’s in? Bring your headlamps. The results were astounding. Over 50 skiers came out of the woods for the race. “I think we were like little kids in a candy shop when everyone showed up …

Football: ConVal middle school players make All-State

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Four players from ConVal’s middle school football team were recognized as All-State by the Granite State Football League. Michael Gutwein and Andrew Skillings were selected to the All-State First Team. Robert Amundson and Rommel Somero were selected to the All-State Honorable Mention team. …

ConVal: ‘Crazy For You’ production

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Madeline Ciocci, Joshua Curran and Eve Pierce performing in the Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” at ConVal High School last week. Eve Pierce with the “Cowboy Trio” Becket Gourlay, Cameron Ibach and Riley Bemont singing “The Real American …

Literacy group seeks donation applications

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Children’s Literacy Foundation seeks applications from Vermont and New Hampshire organizations that serve children from birth to age 12 for its At-Risk Children grant program. The grant offers a professional storytelling presentation, a donated onsite library, and free books for young readers at risk of growing up …

Dublin: Have breakfast with St. Nick Dec. 12

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Breakfast with Santa will be held Dec. 12 at the Dublin Community Center. There will be two seatings, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10/person, $40 limit for large families. Pancakes, cereal, fruit, drinks, Santa will read, we’ll sing, give a …

Peterborough: After hours at Bellows-Nichols

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce November Business After Hours will be held at Bellows-Nichols Insurance today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for an evening of networking. Bellows-Nichols is at 10 Main St. in Peterborough. Since 1836, the firm has been serving residents in the Monadnock region with …

Concord: Wreath laying at Pierce grave

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The 211th birthday of the nation’s 14th President, Franklin Pierce, will be celebrated with a graveside wreath laying Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Old North Cemetery in Concord. The wreath is sent annually from the White House and commemorates the president’s date of birth and contributions serving in …

Peterborough: Senior Fit Programs — Strength Circuit

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department and Carol Leger, CFT/I, Senior Fit Programs — Strength Circuit is on offer. It is recommended at you bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Please carry in your workout shoes. To register, go to www.peterboroughrec.com. A minimum of 7 are needed …

Police Logs: Dublin - Nov. 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dublin Saturday, Nov. 7 Motor vehicle accident: At 11:30 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the T-Bird Mini Mart parking lot, where a 2010 Isuzu box truck, driven by Justin Pitro, 31, of Worcester, Massachusetts, was pulling out of a parking space when a 2014 …

Thank You Note: ConVal VPAC gives thanks to all

Thursday, November 12, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center (ConVal VPAC) board, I would like to thank the many individuals who recently orchestrated a lively concert featuring American Idol finalist Sam Woolf and the Como Brothers, along with ConVal a cappella groups, at …

The View From the River: Coping with holiday stress

Monday, November 16, 2015

Attention shoppers! We are on the verge of the gift-giving season. The retail industry has been gearing up all year for the next 30 days of sales. Holiday joy often mingles with stress this time of year. It …

Country Living: Thanksgivings past and present

Monday, November 16, 2015

From the looks of all those Christmas ads the merchants have been putting out for weeks, you would almost expect Santa Claus to arrive momentarily. The last time I looked at the calendar, there was a little matter of our observing Thanksgiving Day first. Perhaps like you, I …