ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle Jarest and Eli Ladd. ConVal German Club and Great Brook Spanish Club also put in … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, a four-day, three-night adventure program that he helped create and has volunteered with ever since. … 0

Peterborough: Fairy Tale Ball at Mariposa

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“Out of the Woods: A Fairy Tale Ball and Fundraiser” will be hosted by the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in party clothes or as their favorite fairy tale character for this lighthearted adult event. Proceeds will support the … 0

Peterborough: Keeping stories alive

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stories create culture. They contain our ideals, our perspectives and our histories, and when they fall by the wayside, forgotten, so too do the cultures they created. “Renewing Energies: Fairy Tales, Heroes, and the Wisdom of Stories,” the … 0

Running: Well School 5K set for Sunday morning

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5K enthusiasts can run an exciting race this weekend — and simultaneously support local conservation. The Well School will be holding their second annual 5K Sunday on their campus, Athletic Director Russ Freeman said — participants should arrive and park near the school’s main entrance as early as … 0

ConVal: Parents’ meeting for middle school football

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Wednesday, there will be an informational meeting for all parents of children interested in playing ConVal middle school football next season. The meeting is 6-7 p.m. in the ConVal gym. New middle school football coach Nick Duffy will be on hand, as well as ConVal head coach … 0

Peterborough: Remembering the ‘Radical ’60s’

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Peterborough Town Library will host longtime Peterborough friend Jimmy Smith on Friday, at 6 p.m. for a discussion on Peterborough during the 1960s. Smith, a 1967 Peterborough High School graduate, will recall memories and field questions about what it was like to live in Peterborough during the … 0

Peterborough: Song, stories from WWII shared

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A program entitled “Songs and Stories from the War Years” will be presented by Richard Kruppa at the Peterborough Town Library on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Music from the World War II era, 1939-1945, will be the focus, … 0

Peterborough: Deja Vu exhibit opening at MCH

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The third anniversary of the Healing Arts Gallery at Monadnock Community Hospital will begin with a new exhibit, “Deja Vu,” which will open June 4, with a reception. The exhibit features the return of the initial group of artists originally featured in the premiere opening of the gallery … 0

Girls’ Tennis: Cougars swept in final match of year

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ConVal lost to Hanover in the season’s last match. The Cougars (1-13) were swept by the Marauders (14-0) Friday. The team was outmatched, losing 8-0 at seven of nine positions, according to Coach Greg Morris. No. 4 Anita Anable was competitive in her singles match and as part … 0

Peterborough: ConVal students compete for Mariposa grant today

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nine ConVal students will compete today to win a $3,000 Mariposa grant for their designated charity at the third annual YES competition. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough. The public is invited to cheer teams on, and admission is free. … 0

Peterborough: Cool Chefs program starts Tuesday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Cool Chefs after-school program is geared towards 5th and 6th graders, teaching positive nutrition and some basic fun in the kitchen. Enter with an open mind and curious taste buds, leave with at least 10 new do-it-yourself recipes. Each class features hands on food preparation and ends … 0