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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: Boscawen home to a prolific quilter

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A recent phone call from Rhoda Hardy in Boscawen introduced me to Beverly LaCoy. “I read your column,” Hardy said, “and I have someone I think you’d like to meet. Can I give you her phone number?” And that’s how two weeks later, I traveled to Boscawen to …

On the Move: Drawing connections through photographs

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Becky Field has retired twice and at 66 is now in the middle of her third career. She spent 20 years with the federal government as a wildlife ecologist for the Department of the Interior. Five of those …

The true definition of neighbor

Sunday, May 19, 2013

In today’s hectic world, with an often transient population, the idea of neighborhood as we used to know it rarely exists. Do you know your neighbors, celebrate their birthdays, graduations, weddings, bring soup when they’re sick? Do you know their names? What is a neighbor? A neighbor can …

On the Move: School House Cafe a homemade treat

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Anyone who thinks the American Dream is no longer achievable should visit the School House Cafe in Warner, where sisters Caleen Fisher and Kathy Skinner-Shifrin are making the dream come true. The sisters share a history of working in the food industry, and this month, they celebrated one …

On the Move: When life gets hum drum, try something new

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A few weeks ago, I went on a hawk watch. What is a hawk watch? It's an event during which avid birdwatchers find a height from which they can observe migrating hawks wend their way south at this time of year. Now, I am not an avid birdwatcher. …

Poll position: Pembroke woman fills her senior years by helping voters cast their ballots

Sunday, November 4, 2012

In a few days, millions of Americans will go to the polls to elect a president. A huge help to the voters will be the hundreds of dedicated workers at the polls, facilitating the process. Marie Brezosky of Pembroke is one of those workers. Brezosky has been a …