Garden center issue

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
April 27

Tips on communicating with aging parents

The public is invited to "Meeting in the Middle: Handling Difficult Conversations with your Parents" on April 27, 4:30 p.m., at The Birches at Concord, 300 Pleasant St. When someone you love is aging, it can be difficult to find the right thing to say especially when talking about their needs. Nancy Euchner of AgeQuest Elder Care Strategies will discuss the 10 most frequent avoided conversations and how to get them started. Guests will discover why what you're asking can be heard differently and how to communicate with more successful. Topics covered will be: - Tips for conversation. - How to respond…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
School notes

An update from Trinity

Boy, did we luck out this week. The Monitor newsroom was kind enough to loan us Allie Ginwala, an uber-awesome intern who's been filing copy for the community news pages all year. Allie is a senior at Trinity Christian School, and we sent her on an investigative assignment. What, we wondered, is this small, private school on Clinton Street really about? She filed this dispatch, entitled "What makes it tick? Inside the halls of Trinity Christian School." "Trinity Christian School is an institution fashioned under the principles of Trinity Baptist Church. "It's designed for a specific reason: to…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Next Saturday you don't need to cook!

Mmm . . . roast pork supper

The United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St., Penacook will be holding a roast pork supper on May 1 at 5 p.m. The buffet-style dinner will be $8, $4 for children. All are welcome.

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM

Take me to the river

Loretta Poulin got up close and personal with the Contoocook River recently. She took these photos in Penacook on April 3. Thanks, Loretta, for braving the elements!

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM

Crow and squirrel face-off

One of our favorite nature photographers, Debbie LaValley, got this shot over the weekend. "I was over at my folks' house in Penacook and watching the crows eat old bread," she wrote. "I caught a gray squirrel jump down from the picnic table near one of the crows. The squirrel seemed to tip-toe away unseen by the crow." See your nature photos here or in our special Facebook album by…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Moose permits

It's the auction you've been waiting for

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire officially opened its second annual moose permit auction. As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders. Proceeds from the auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation and education programs and facilities of the Fish and Game Department. Deadline for auction bids is Aug. 4. To download an official bidder's packet, go to wildnh.com/foundation/moose_auction.html. Packets also may be requested by e-mailing coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org…