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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 …

Announcements for Feb. 9, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MEREDITH Sculpture creativity Artists are invited and encouraged to submit an entry application to participate in the second annual Meredith Sculpture Walk. This is a year-round outdoor juried exhibit. Sculptures are positioned throughout Main Street, Lake Winnipesaukee lakeside parks and Mill Falls Marketplace. Sculptures will be installed for …

Business people for Feb. 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kevin Shaw was named Roche Realty Group’s top agent of 2014. He had more than $7.8 million in sales, in addition to rentals. He has been in the real estate industry since 2000 and has been in Roche …

Letter: Drawing conclusions

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A belated response to Jeannine Aucoin’s letter “Role reversal” (Monitor letters, Jan. 16). To the question “What conclusions should one draw?” concerning the police killing of an unarmed white man in Salt Lake City: ∎ More whites are shot by police, also mainly white, than are blacks. (Department of …

Business people for Jan. 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

David Patrick is the new director of conservation at the Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire. Patrick has a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, Orono, and comes to the Conservancy from Paul Smith’s College in …

People for Jan. 13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CONCORD Debony Lahue is the new head coach for the Granite State Roller Derby 2015 season. She is a seasoned roller derby skater with extensive skating experience as well as playing and coaching team sports both on and off the track. Austin Erickson was named to the dean’s …

Announcements for Jan. 15

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HENNIKER Volunteers needed The Henniker Food Pantry is looking for some strong volunteers. Currently the pantry is getting much of its food from the Manchester Food Bank, which saves a considerable amount of money. The pantry is looking for people with a van, SUV or truck who would …

Letter: Special interests win again

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Washington Democrats and Republicans just passed a budget that rewards the special interests at the expense of the American people. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Annie Kuster voted for the special interests. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted for the people. The budget was created by the …

Letter: CIA saved lives

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We have seen the reports of “torture” committed by the CIA. How awful – torture committed by the USA. Kudos to the CIA. They saved lives. They caught terrorists – and some before they committed more terror acts against the United States. Terrorists who behead people. Terrorists who …

Letter: Obamacare works

Monday, December 15, 2014

During the period of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, I encourage everyone still without insurance to sign up. Those in New Hampshire who are already enrolled should check whether they can get a better plan this year. Five insurance companies now offer 40 plans that include …

Letter: Hassan stands with families

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Voters who care about New Hampshire families will re-elect Gov. Maggie Hassan this November. Her opponent shows clearly that he doesn’t understand what affects everyday folks and their families. Walt Havenstein thinks it’s okay if women are paid less than men for the same work. It’s okay with …