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President Barack Obama speaks before awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Sept. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama said this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama praised the 18 artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at a White House ceremony yesterday. Among the recipients are Ethel Kennedy, actress Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. Obama said Streep’s talent is so immense that …

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first quarter at Winnisquam Regional Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Courtney Barnes, Lindsay Blier, Matthew Camerato, Gabriela Castrillon, Taylor Cole, Casey Cormier, Diamond Cutting, Talia DeBlasie, Derek deSousa, Emily Dyer, Brady Ellsworth, Megan Fife, Shannon Goodwin, Jasmine Gove, Nicholas Green, Jessica Holt, Olivia MacLean and Anthony Syhabout Grade 8 Honors: McKenzie Ball, Hunter Bardusk, Chelsea …

Announcements for Nov. 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CONCORD Fit Friday Jeremy’s Bootcamp, 153 Manchester St., will donate proceeds from classes Friday to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord. All are welcome to participate by donating any amount of money to take part in a Bootcamp class. The goal is to raise $2,620 (the length of a marathon is 26.2 miles), which will cover the weekly vacation fee for …

Ray Duckler: A man with clean morals, values and clothing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I looked into the background of the late Jay Rosenfield, something didn’t jibe. Two of his children are physicians, one is a retired doctor, one is a lawyer and another co-founded a giant energy consulting company. Rosenfield, …

Concord’s ‘Arpy’ Saunders remembered

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Concord attorney Arpiar “Arpy” Saunders was a veteran of the noontime running group that met at the Concord YMCA. It was there, in the men’s locker room, where he recruited the team of attorneys who went on to …

Former Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies

Thursday, November 20, 2014

David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89. Greer was …

Give office items to Donation Depot for nonprofits

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Depot accepting office supplies for nonprofits Donation Depot, a nonprofit organization in Concord, is accepting donations for the benefit of area nonprofits by donation only. Items Donation Depot collects include office-related items such as office chairs, desks, office supplies and school items. The group is not able to …

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first term at Belmont High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Daniel Iacopucci, Andrew Spaulding and Karl Wieck Grade 12 Honors: Louisa Bergeron, William Byron, Colton Cadarette, Shea Callahan, Misty Crowell, Bradley Cyr, Andrew D’Amour, Andrew Derosia, Cameron Ekholm, Brandon Farris, Nikolai …

Bloch-Samuels

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Anna Bloch and Drew Samuels were married Oct. 18 in Greenport, N.Y. Andy Markowitz, a family friend, officiated the ceremony. The couple was attended by a bridal party of 12. Emma Bloch, sister of the bride, of New …

Martin-Seward

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kelly Martin and Ryan Seward were married July 18 at Loon Mountain in Lincoln. Steve Winer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Tom Martin. Chelsea Martin, sister of the bride, was …

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scarecrow event fun The Wilmot Garden Club, co-sponsor of the Annual Scarecrow Contest,​ ​had a difficult time judging so many clever and wonderful contest​ entries. ​Co-w​inners in the categor​y​​ ​of​ most original​ were the Kinzer family’s air pumpkin on Campground Road and Shotokan Karate class’ karate scarecrow​ in …

People for Nov. 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CONTOCOOK Mikayla Belson began studying at Emerson College in Boston She is a marketing communications major. DUNBARTON Bryanna Kelly participated in a marathon with students and faculty of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic to show support for …

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first quarter at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Grade 12 Highest Honors: Kerry Baratier, Willden Butler, Sarah Curtin, Mariah Feegel, Audrey Getman, Kendall Goodwin, Nicholas Halka, Hannah Herter, Katheryn Huckins, Bianca Ketenci, Andrew Lambert, Megan Leduke, Katherine Martel, Kyle Nelson, Ashley Perron, Benjamin …