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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Happy Mother’s Day, NRA spends for Kelly Ayotte

Patricia Deane and her four boys in November 2008. (Courtesy photo)

Patricia Deane and her four boys in November 2008. (Courtesy photo)

This weekend is Mother's Day, so of course I'm going to use my midday forum to brag about my mine.

To call my mom a supermom is an understatement.

I'm one of four – all boys – and I know firsthand we weren't (and probably still aren't) easy to deal with. On top of that, there's three of us within 18 months of each other (I'm a twin). My dad traveled a lot during the week for business, so that meant Mom was all alone with four growing boys.

We all played sports. We all played different sports. Yet we always made it to practices and games on time. We got a wakeup call and had breakfast waiting for us before school almost every morning. There were always other neighbors and friends around her house that weren't her kids, yet she made them feel at home – and fed them.

I've been out out the house now for a while, but I still call her when I'm sick or need a pick-me-up after a long day.

She does so much for so many other people, and to say I'm grateful for my mom is unfair. I owe so much more than my gratitude, and I think she knows it, too!

So to the strongest lady I know, I just want to say it again: I love you, Mom.

But I'm not selfish, I know plenty of other moms need love too!

Here's a great piece that will strike a chord with everybody this weekend – Rebecca Posamentie wanted to record her mother's voice and thoughts while she had the chance.

If you're looking for a fun day with those special moms in the Granite State, check out these hot brunch spots, and plenty of other places are offering discounts.

If Mom is the sporty type, the Fisher Cats' annual 3k will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

If your scrambling to get Mom the perfect gift, maybe a trip to Lake Winnipesaukee is in order.

In other news

∎ The NRA has spent $25,000 for ads supporting Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

 Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire has called into question a conference that focused on sex workers’ rights that was hosted by UNH students in April.

∎ Southern New Hampshire University has about 2,750 undergraduate students – but they have more than 25,000 online students.

∎ Federal officials are offering a reward for information about a string of February arsons in Durham.

∎ Four New Hampshire businesses filed for bankruptcy in April.

 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen met with Cameron Lyle, the UNH track and field star who gave up his final months of eligibility to donate bone marrow to a complete stranger.

∎ As highlighted in yesterday’s roundup, the first NHIAA bass fishing tournament was held yesterday.

∎ Next week is Restaurant Week across the Granite State.

∎ The New Hampshire Music Festival kicks off its 61st season in July.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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