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Artist Ellen Davis of Hopkinton, a former Girl Scout and 4-H member, will give signed prints of a painting inspired by Camp Farnsworth in Thetford, Vt., to Gold Level sponsors, those who contibute more than $85 a month to the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

Thanks a Million: A hopping good time

Monday, November 23, 2015

If you attended the BC BOP concert at The Winnipesauke Playhouse in Meredith on Nov. 14, you know the theater was rocking! The Boston College jazz ensemble of 22 musicians and seven vocalists entertained the packed house with something for every age group, from Bruno Mars to Glenn Miller. It was toe-tapping, fun entertainment, punctuated by delicious pastries – a perfect way to spend a November evening. The ensemble was sponsored by Temple B’nai Israel, and the proceeds will benefit Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. Because of the Temple’s generous commitment to community through the We Care program, this fun evening will help Central …

People for Nov. 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOOKSETT Kelly Dwyer received the President’s Award from New Hampshire Audubon. The award recognizes a stalwart friend of New Hampshire Audubon whose actions and commitment over the years have significantly furthered the organization’s work. Dwyer first became involved with N.H. Audubon almost 20 years ago as a volunteer teacher naturalist leading programs for …

Letter: A flawed birth control bill

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kelly Ayotte calls her bill for over-the-counter birth control a “common-sense proposal.” But making getting contraception more expensive and more complicated is not common sense, and that’s what this bill would do. What Sen. Ayotte fails to realize is that not all birth control methods can be made available over the counter. When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with a …

People for Nov. 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

HENNIKER Greg Tompkins received the Mildred A. Beach Hospitality scholarship from the Lakes Region Tourism Association. He is a culinary arts student at Lakes Region Community College. HILLSBORO Kenneth Riendeau received a President’s scholarship from Keene State College. …

Community Snapshots: Find a best friend

Friday, November 13, 2015

I f you’re looking to add a four-legged friend to your family, the N.H. Humane Society will hold its Black Friday Adopt-A-Thon at the Belknap Mall on Nov. 27 from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. All dogs have up …

Community Snapshots: Digging into the past

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lakes Region Community College students studying archaeology got a first hand look at the process and met with state archaeologist Dr. Richard Boisvert. Community snapshots are submitted by Monitor readers. If you have photos you’d like to share …

Three N.H. veterans receive service medals from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Thursday, November 12, 2015

To begin the week of Veterans Day, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen recognized three New Hampshire veterans with medals for their service. Ray Vercoe of Laconia served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. He was presented with the National Defense …

Community Snapshots: November artists of the month

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The following Lakes Region Art Association members will have art work on display until Nov. 16 at Lakes Region businesses: Pat Anderson at Vynn Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Shela Cunningham at Imagine Gallery, Laconia; Rob Emory at …

Police: Intoxicated Laconia man shot gun in his city backyard

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Laconia police said they arrested a 53-year-old for shooting a gun in his backyard Friday night in close proximity to neighbors. Patrick Manley of 44 Warren St. was arrested and charged with reckless conduct, according to a press …

People for Oct. 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

EPSOM Nick Muise was presented a $350 scholarship by Commander Bob Blodgett of American Legion Post 112 of Epsom to attend Boys State, a leadership program, where he was elected mayor of one of the towns used. He …

People for Oct. 24, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

CHICHESTER Lisa Rounds participated in the annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team. HOPKINTON Hannah Durant was selected for membership in Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honorary society, at St. Lawrence University in …

As Keene Pumpkin Festival moves to Laconia, a new event sprouts in Swanzey

Thursday, October 22, 2015

For decades, Keene was synonymous with the Monadnock region’s biggest annual event – the pumpkin festival. But after students from Keene State College and other schools rioted last fall, city officials decided the festival could not continue with …

‘Free the Nipple’ protester’s toplessness case heads toward trial

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A woman protesting a town ordinance prohibiting her from being topless is preparing to go to trial, rather than pay a $25 ticket she was issued last month while sunbathing on a local beach. Heidi Lilley, 54, said she’s looking to prove the ordinance in her hometown of …