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Peterborough: Flood stories sought for documentary

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A documentary film project on flooding in the Monadnock region is underway and the film’s producers are looking for personal testimony. An event this weekend in Peterborough offers those with stories or photographs a chance to share their experiences about local flooding. “We are hoping to get 15 to 25 people who have memories about local flooding,” said John Harris, … 0

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Antrim: Ledger-Transcript open house coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We’re building a better newspaper and want to hear from you. Over the next several months, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publisher and editors will hold a series of meetings throughout the region. The first will be held at Great Brook Middle School in Antrim on April 30 from 6:30 … 0

Peterborough: Parking plan questioned

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Town Meeting less than a month away, a business owner is urging residents to reconsider a proposal on the warrant to construct a 60-space parking lot near the GAR Hall. Peter Mazzone’s main complaint: It’s too expensive, he said. “It’s not necessary,” he said about … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Peterborough: After school session of Stroll and Bowl offered

Monday, April 6, 2015

A new session of Stroll and Bowl, an after-school program, is being offered to Peterborough Elementary School students in grade 2 and up, beginning April 30. Children will stroll down to Bowling Acres to learn and play candlepin bowling, have pizza and play computerized games. Many continue bowling … 0

Peterborough: Bears made to comfort

Monday, April 13, 2015

Teddy bears crafted by RiverMead residents are being given to children during visits to the Emergency Department at Monadnock Community Hospital. The teddy bears also may be used by medical personnel during ambulance rides. They serve the same … 0

Hancock: Baseball coaching books available

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just in time for baseball season, “Coach to Coach” books author Kary Shumway has released a five-book series on coaching youth baseball. The guides are age-specific, and cover drills and baseball philosophies for coaching Tee Ball through Majors … 0

Peterborough: Medicine Story talks Saturday

Monday, April 20, 2015

Manitonquat, also known as Medicine Story, an Assonet Wampanoag elder, philosopher, storyteller, poet, and lecturer will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday at 2 p.m. He will discuss and sign his new book “The Joy Of Caring … 0

Peterborough: Haiku gathering at Toadstool

Monday, April 20, 2015

A gathering of haiku, sponsored by the Monadnock Writers’ Group, will be held at the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday at 11 a.m. Through the winter, the Monadnock Writers’ Group extended an open invitation to everyone to “dare to write a Haiku” — the three-line, 17-syllable poem of traditional … 0

Peterborough: Share your flood stories

Monday, April 20, 2015

A stories circle to gather memories of local flooding events will be held in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Monadnock Institute at Franklin Pierce University is interested in collecting stories of early floods — 1936, … 0