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Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

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 year. “20 years from now, I want … 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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to all. We want to hear what matters … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Frost Heaves’ star talks, well, frost heaves

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Where are the worst frost heaves in the Monadnock region? According to humorist Fred Marple, they are on Rt. 124 in Jaffrey. “We conducted a rigorous scientific study, which consisted of asking people what they thought,” says Marple. … 0

CoNVal: Scholar-athletes honored

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ConVal scholar-athletes were honored by the NHIAA for their athletic and academic prowess at a ceremony last month. Back row, left to right: Keira Bell Allyson Boyd Mei Buzzell Andria Daragon Sarah Dugas Lara Matthias Kyler Mose Danielle … 0

Soccer: Registration open for SIlegy soccer camp

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Registrations are being accepted for the Tod Silegy Soccer Camp at its new location at Sargent Center in Hancock this summer. Former Franklin Pierce College men’s soccer Coach Tod Silegy, a physical education teacher and boys’ soccer coach at South Meadow School in Peterborough, is the director. The … 0

ConVal Voices: School, students and searching for your ‘self’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In the documentary “Rivers and Tides,” the artist Andy Goldsworthy reminds us that “time is a good teacher.” It’s taken me 53 years to figure that out. So what do I have to offer my 17 and 18 year-old philosophy students? What can I teach them while they’re … 0

Antrim: Grapevine preschool enrollment open now

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Learning Vine — The Grapevine’s preschool — is currently enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year. The program, for children ages 4 to 5 years, offers two full mornings of program and the option for an additional … 0

ConVal: Film on drug abuse to screen

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ConVal High School, in partnership with the Substance Use/Behavioral Health Task Force at Monadnock Community Hospital and Monadnock Voices for Prevention are pleased to announce a free community viewing of “The Hungry Heart.” “The Hungry Heart,” a new documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery in Vermont, … 0

ConVal: Teacher of the Year gala is coming up

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In a world where murderers and arsonists often make the front page, it’s nice to notice the positive accomplishments of teachers. Rotary’s “Teacher of the Year” event is a gala to celebrate these. The “Teacher of The Year” … 0

ML: Looking for tourist dollars

Monday, April 13, 2015

Last year, state officials expected 14.9 million tourists to visit New Hampshire and spend billions of dollars in the Granite State on anything from maple syrup to craft beer. And this May, for the first time ever, the Monadnock region will be hosting the state Governor’s Conference on … 0

Basketball: Gym Rats host hoops tourney

Monday, April 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Gym Rats hosted a basketball tournament last weekened which drew teams from all around New England to Peterborough and Jaffrey. … 0