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On the Move: Taking stock of the changing of seasons

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Once again, the seasons change in New England. Red, yellow and orange leaves carpet our lawns. I fell asleep this morning in my recliner, where I’d sat to put on my shoes. Yesterday was long. My helper, Rob, and I cleaned out my vegetable garden. Rob left a coating of cherry tomatoes where the squashes had been. “Good fertilizer for next year,” he said. The last zucchini will make zucchini …

Have dinner and help a cause

Sunday, September 13, 2015

On Oct. 15, Community Action Program’s Elder Services and ServiceLink will present their third annual Bowls of Care evening, a fund-raiser and educating evening to benefit their important work in our community and to honor caregivers. Local restaurants will provide soups, wraps, salads and desserts for your dining pleasure. Each diner will take …

On the Move: Jazzing up the airwaves

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Have you ever dreamed of doing something “important” with your retirement years? Frank Wilner did. His dream was to host radio shows that would enable him to share his passion for jazz with those who remembered it and to introduce that great music to younger generations. And that’s what he’s doing with his retirement years, sharing America’s music of the 1930s and ’40s …

On the Move: Little museum, big mission

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Little Nature Museum is about to celebrate its 60th birthday. Sandra Martin founded the museum in her bedroom at her parents’ home when she was 13. Her first specimen was a fossil given to her by her grandmother. Martin is now 74, and the museum has seen …

On the Move: It’s never too late to make positive changes in our lives

Saturday, April 18, 2015

More vegetables, more exercise, more social life. These are the prescriptions our physicians, physical therapists, children and friends nag us with to insure ourselves healthy and independent later years. Vegetables are easy. There are plenty available in the …

On The Move: Putting the snow in perspective

Sunday, February 22, 2015

This winter has been recorded as the coldest, snowiest and most expensive in New England’s recent history. And since this senior citizen does not drive a car to meet interesting column subjects in this weather, and since most …

On The Move: Owners of the Newell Post enjoying themselves

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Do you ever wish you knew of somewhere you and a friend or your spouse or your children or even you, alone, could relax over a delicious breakfast? Somewhere nearby, like halfway between Concord and Penacook? Somewhere the …

On the move: A Thanksgiving to remember

Sunday, December 7, 2014

We survived the Thanksgiving Day power outage. Yes, it only lasted two days for us, and yes, we did sympathize with those who went a long time without electricity, and yes, we did give lots of thought to the folks west of us who have had months of …

On the Move: pickle ball comes to New Hampshire

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Most of the people I know have never heard of a game called pickle ball. A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickle ball is reputed to be America’s and the world’s fastest growing competitive sport. It is played on a badminton-size court, with a net that …

On the Move: A night to care for caregivers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

On Thursday evening from 5 to 8, Service Link of Merrimack County and Community Action for Belknap and Merrimack County Elder Services will present its second annual Bowls for Care program, at the Audubon House on Silk Farm …

On the move: Friend still living an active life as she becomes a centenarian

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I hadn’t seen my friend Arlyne French in quite a while when this exciting news arrived in my mailbox. A note from her told me she had just returned from several months in Hawaii with her daughter Melody, …

On the Move: Bird photography is a rewarding retirement hobby

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Retired and in mid-70s, clinical psychologist Udo Rauter has become an avid birder and an avid photographer of birds, two hobbies that evolved from different beginnings. Rauter was born and grew up in Germany. In his teens, when he knew nothing about photography, his father gave him his …

On the Move: Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden a nice escape from the city

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Looking for a peaceful summer stroll, a stimulating introduction to outdoor art works, a serene escape from hot pavements and crowded malls, and a great family time? You have only to travel about 3 miles from Concord’s Main Street out Pleasant Street and Hopkinton Road to treat yourself …

On the Move: Maple sugaring season: the sweetest time of the year

Sunday, April 20, 2014

It was a cold, foggy and rainy day when I drove to Warner to meet the Courser brothers and to learn about the production of maple syrup. The Courser farm is one of 11 locations in the Kearsarge valley where farmers opened their syrup production to public view …

On the Move: Whiling the hours till spring with a good read or two

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The unusually cold winter weather we’ve just endured has led me to cozy up in my recliner with books instead of traveling the state to meet new people to write about. My extensive reading has introduced me to writers new to me and one that I had loved …