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The Insiders: Learn about the Boston Marathon bombing from medical professionals

The day of the Boston Marathon bombings is one we won’t soon forget.

Whether at home, work or driving in the car, the first time we all heard about the explosions at the finish line is a moment that will forever stick with us.

Many stories of that day have been told. Ones of heroic efforts by runners, race personnel and mere bystanders to save the lives of those who were caught in harm’s way and the medical professionals who used their training to best deal with the chaotic hours that ensued.

And tonight is your chance to hear some of those stories first hand. Dr. Aaron Remenschneider, along with registered nurses Deb Trocchi and Maureen Martinez, were on duty in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary emergency room that day. They will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium in the Wellness/Student Center at NHTI. The talk is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.

They will describe what it was like in the emergency room of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary that day, one of eight hospitals in the city to treat bombing victims. Remenschneider, Trocchi and Martinez will detail how they reacted to the situation, the kinds of injuries they treated and what they learned from working through the emergency situation.

The talk was arranged by Jack Savage, a local man who will be running the Boston Marathon this year as part of Team Eye and Ear.

Gibson’s Bookstore will be the poetry center of the world tonight with the monthly meeting of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Martha Carlson-Bradley and Lee Sharkey will headline the event with readings, beginning at 7 p.m., and will be followed by an open mic session. The evening is open to all, and to ensure a spot in the open mic portion of the event, get there early to put your name on the list. You don’t want to show up with the next great poem and be left on the sidelines. Just think, one tremendous reading could lead to a life filled with haiku, sonnets and any other type of poem you wish to pen.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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