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Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School student wins state bee for second year in a row

Saturday, February 28, 2015

They breezed through the spelling of “anachronism,” “minaret” and “dichotomy,” but were tripped up by “mozzarella,” “rendezvous” and “kuchen.” Slowly but steadily, children filed off the stage and rejoined their families in the audience, until just two remained. Contestants at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord participated in the New Hampshire Union Leader Spelling Bee yesterday afternoon, carefully …

The Insiders: Listen to this music so you don’t have to listen to people tell you what to do

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday is the day for pretending you can’t hear your loved ones when they try to give you chores to do. And a great way to not hear them is to put music in your ears so there’s no room for any other yapping. Well, there’s plenty of music in town today, just looking for ear holes to climb into and chores to …

Concord Crier for March 1, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PENACOOK Nurse association leads laughter presentation ∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation “Laughter for Mind and Body” on March 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Penacook Community Center Senior Program, United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St. Learn about the effects of laughter on emotional and physical well-being, as well as relationships. To register, call 224-4093 or …

Concord native writes dystopian novel

Friday, February 27, 2015

It’s a classic tale: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl can’t be together because their love is forbidden by a government that has betrothed them to other people and will banish them …

Seniors roll strikes

Friday, February 27, 2015

D eane Mae Rangnow, Aurea Laliberte, Beverly Gilman, Francine Pinkos and Evelyn Ide make up the Presidential Players Wii bowling team for Presidential Oaks Retirement Living. National Senior League arranges, scores and tracks the matches as teams compete …

Announcements: Last chance for discount to Strengthening Families Summit

Friday, February 27, 2015

CONCORD Early-bird deadline Discounted tickets of $75 are available until March 1 for the Strengthening Families Summit on March 30 at the Grappone Conference Center. The conference highlights one of the five protective factors of the Strengthening Families Framework, an evidence-based framework that prevents child abuse and neglect …

Letter: A misleading photo

Friday, February 27, 2015

Good heavens! Where on earth did you get the terrible photo that accompanied your vaccine article in the printed version of the Monitor (Sunday Monitor front page, Feb. 22)? How frightening it must have been to parents and children. No clinician in the country would aim a needle …

Girls’ program hitting its stride for Concord Youth Hockey

Friday, February 27, 2015

It is a drill designed to improve their skating, but for the players on the Concord Youth Hockey Association’s U10 girls’ team, it is known simply as Pac-Man. At a recent Monday evening practice at Everett Arena, the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Friday, February 27, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division IV quarterfinals No. 6 Pittsfield (14-5) at No. 3 Groveton (16-3), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pittsfield ousted No. 11 Concord Christian, 37-23. Groveton bested No. 14 Wilton-Lyndeborough, 61-43. Head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: For the third …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chayleigh Cadarette, Belmont girls’ basketball, 12 points, 15 rebounds Zach Mattos, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks Trent Noordsij, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 21 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds Mike Legare, Hillsboro-Deering boys’ basketball, 28 points Joey Kulbacki, Hillsboro-Deering boys’ basketball, 20 points …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (6) scored in 10 of 13 events to win its third straight Division II championship. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) could have split into two teams and finished 1-2 at the D-I championships. 3. BISHOP …

High schools: Belmont girls bow out of D-III tourney when furious comeback bid falls short

Friday, February 27, 2015

Down 15 points to Somersworth with just over five minutes to play in last night’s Division III second round girls’ basketball game, the panic button stayed hidden behind the Belmont bench. Instead, Red Raiders Coach Mark Dawalga tried to rally his 10th-seeded team – the same squad that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bruschi coming to Concord Jeremy Woodward, owner of Jeremy’s Bootcamp, announced a meet-and-greet with former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. The event will take place March 16 at 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser and all proceeds will be directed to the American Stroke Association. Tickets …