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Two Concord Coachs, both about 165 years old, owned by the Abbot-Downing Historical Society are seen during an open house at Johnny Prescott & Son Oil Co., in Concord on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Announcements: Decorate a car

Monday, August 24, 2015

CONCORD Save the coaches The Abbott-Downing Historical Society is seeking donations to purchase seven coaches made by the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord from 1827-1927. The society is $45,000 away from its goal of $100,000 raised by September. Any donation helps. Send your tax deductible contribution to the Abbot-Downing Historical Society, P.O. Box 4077, Concord 03302. FRANKLIN Decorative cars Digital media …

Announcements: Keep your kids busy

Monday, August 24, 2015

BRISTOL Kids’ activities The Tapply-Thompson Community Center has a variety of activities for children and teens, including after-school adventures, youth soccer, soccer for children ages 3 to 5, and youth field hockey. For more information, call 744-2713. MEREDITH Local books The Meredith Historical Society released two new books by local authors, The History of Meredith Bay by Rudy VanVeghten and Meredith Chronicles by …

Announcements: Lend your old stuff

Thursday, August 20, 2015

HOPKINTON Historical relics The Sestercentennial Committee is seeking to borrow items for a town display at the upcoming Hopkinton State Fair. They are looking for items that will reflect Hopkinton’s 250 years of history and the Hopkinton State Fair’s 100th anniversary. If you have items such as town reports, old maps of Hopkinton, fair programs, Old Home Day photos, anniversary posters and commemorative …

People for Aug. 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BELMONT Jamie Hunt was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Plymouth State University. She is a senior early childhood education major. CONCORD Vanessa Benincasa earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and business from …

Thanks a Million: Whimsical jewelry design

Sunday, August 9, 2015

L ucy Golden will offer a free jewelry making demonstration at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen gallery in Meredith on Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon. She will teach how she creates each piece with sterling, …

Your Life: I made a splash as a first-time stand-up paddleboard yogi

Saturday, August 8, 2015

There are two types of beginners in Lori Card’s stand-up paddleboard yoga class: the people who shriek as they lose their balance and dip into Meredith Bay, and those who leave behind only an empty board and a …

People for Aug. 6, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Justin Gover was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. BARNSTEAD Anthony Frangione was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. BOSCAWEN Alison Egounis was …

Community snapshots: Winning work

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amy Prendergast of Laconia won the People’s Choice Award for her painting “My Zen,” inspired by her daughter, at the Lakes Region Art Association annual art show at VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies in Meredith. …

People for Aug. 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

CONCORD Kelly Ann Walter earned a certificate in paralegal studies from Franklin Pierce University. Ian Corey was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University. Erika Schaper was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. …

People for July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Zachary Schaefer earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University at Albany-SUNY in Albany, N.Y. ANDOVER Kayla Angier was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at MCPHS in Manchester. She is studying nursing. Kenneth Johnson Jr. earned an A.A.S. in electrical transmission …

Do This: Gallery openings worth the drive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A couple of far away galleries will unveil some new exhibits this weekend. Seems like a perfect chance to take a little trip – all of the ones mentioned here are also next to bodies of water, so …

Community Snapshots: July photos

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Community members were all about lending a helping hand and sprucing up their neighborhoods. Community snapshots are submitted by “Monitor” readers. If you have photos you’d like to share you can upload them on our photos form or …

Letter: Budget games

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I’d like to address the elephant in the room regarding the budget: Sen. Ayotte and her allies are playing games with the budget to hurt Gov. Hassan politically. Hassan has shown, time and time again, unswerving dedication to Granite Staters’ interests by supporting and focusing on our state’s …