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Donations would fund theater

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The undertaking to build a larger theater at ConVal High School won’t appear on the warrant until 2017. And, the Fill the Void organization doesn’t want construction to cost the district a cent. Bob Edwards, vice president of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center, or VPAC, reassured the School Board Tuesday the organization plans to pay …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it take to build a park? We caught up with parks crew member Nolan Munroe to …

Wrestling: Cougars roar in three-school meet

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday’s wrestling meet at ConVal didn’t turn out quite as expected. The event was supposed to be a quad meet between the host Cougars and Newport, Kearsarge and Spaulding, but Spaulding could only muster one competitor, effectively reducing …

Wilton: Funeral home adds crematorium

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Michaud Funeral Home has announced the opening of Michaud Crematorium, a crematory located at 343 Forest Road in Wilton. Statistics show that the number of families and individuals in New Hampshire choosing cremation continues to grow. Currently, most funeral directors have to contract with a third-party crematory in …

Peterborough: Hospice seeks volunteers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s a need for more hospice volunteers in the Peterborough area, according to Denise Tarquino, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator for this part of the state. Compassus, a Tennessee-based, for-profit company, bought Life Choice Hospice in 2015 — the latter is same company that helped the …

Peterborough: Makerspace adds a laser cutter to list of equipment

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MAXT makerspace recently announced the latest addition to their tool collection: a commercial-quality laser cutter. Members can now use vector or raster files to etch and cut designs on nearly any material — wood, paper, glass, rubber, leather, fabrics, plastics, aluminum, stone and more. The applications are vast …

Wilton: Conscious breathing workshop on offer

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A workshop will be offered on “Conscious breathing” on Feb. 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Cafe, 195 Isaac Frye Highway. This form of meditation is helpful to still the mind, clear emotions, deeply relax and get awareness about oneself. Facilitator Lisa Jones has …

HCS community clinics in February

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following Nurse Is In clinics, where you can have your blood pressure checked and ask health questions. No appointment is necessary, and the service is provided free of charge to residents of all …

Wilton: Kundalini yoga and live music

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The program Kundalini Yoga and Live Music with special guests Alexandra Walker and Seth Chatfield will be held Tuesday from, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Forever Yoga, 51 Main St., Walker will carefully guide you through a Kundalini Yoga kriya and meditation. Chatfield will accompany the rhythm of …

Dog Tales: House training 101 for dogs, puppies

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Toilet training toddlers can be stressful. Some childcare centers won’t accept children unless they are using the toilet. Shopping of any kind can become a nightmare as your 3-year-old announces she has to go to the bathroom, which …

Peterborough: Birchwood Therapy now at Summerhill

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Colleen O’Connell, M.S., OTR/L, CEO and owner of Birchwood Therapy Services LLC will be at the Memory Cafe at Summerhill Assisted Living on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. to discuss the differences between utilizing the Medicare A benefit and the Medicare B benefit, and to share what private …

PARENT WISE: Prevention starts at home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am all for drug and alcohol prevention being taught in our schools and taught early. The article in the Ledger-Transcript on Jan. 11 forces us to take a cold, hard look at the problem we are facing-and, …