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Pictures of reconstructed Bow snow roller.

(MARY KIBLING / For the Monitor)

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 of the housing in my neighborhood was built in the mid-1800s, I’ve been giving thought and effort to exploring how snow removal …

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 food is mostly homemade, and the help welcomes you with a smile, making you feel …

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 …

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 …

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 …