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On the Move

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 floods, snows and tornadoes – but none of these thoughts made our Thanksgiving comfortable. My daughter, chief cook for our clan, took …

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 sits on the ground, a ball that looks like a whiffle ball and paddles 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 Road in Concord. It’s an evening to support community and family caregivers. If you are …

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 …

On the Move: Former Girl Scout is still on the move at 83

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I think I’d met Nancy Bean before we met this week. I’d certainly heard her name many times. I should have met her before, as we are near neighbors. So last week, as that huge snowfall was just starting, I bravely put my car in a low gear …

On the Move: Volunteering is as good for you as it is for those you help

Saturday, January 25, 2014

For most of us, driving a car means freedom – freedom to go anywhere we want or need to, at any time that suits us. It means freedom to shop for food or clothes or gifts, to stop at the pharmacy, visit a friend or family member, go …

On the Move: 2014 has arrived, but I plan to let the holidays linger just a little longer

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sitting in a darkened room with only the multicolored lights aglow from my fake Christmas tree arouses memories. In my childhood, Santa brought and decorated the tree. We didn’t see it until Christmas morning. We were also told that if Santa saw you or even heard you, he’d …

Emporium brings the world to Hillsboro

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jack and Kim Wells have traveled most of the earth, collecting wares from 69 countries with a goal of having a shop “some day” to introduce all of us to the products and lifestyles of people around the globe. Now in their 70s, they’ve done it, with the …

86 and still on the move

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nancy Jarvis began her career as an artist at age 41/2. She grew up in West Hartford, Conn. At age 5, her parents entered her in art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. She’s been painting ever …

A life spent helping others

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I met Marian Baker in August at Hillsboro’s French and Indian Wars re-enactment. Baker has a master’s degree in environmental education. Thirty-two years ago, she was offered the opportunity to teach in a Quaker school in Kenya. The Quakers were the first in that country to offer school …

CHS alumni celebrate 70th reunion

Sunday, September 15, 2013

When I close my eyes, I see again the wide lawns beneath giant maple trees that supply syrup each spring, and views off to the east of distant hazy mountains. In this bucolic setting, the Concord High School Class of 1943 recently held its 70th reunion. Members of …