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Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Trot this way

Wowza, that's mighty impressive!

Five-year-old Amy Cohen, a kindergarten student at the Walker School and resident of Concord, was recognized by the New Hampshire Hunter Jumper Association as the Walk-Trot Champion of 2009 at a recent banquet held at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. Amy received the ribbon and trophy for the division and was also awarded the Chester Perpetual Memorial Trophy. The engraved…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Is your best friend into wildlife or maybe fish?

The Fish and Game Department wants to know excellent people

Time is running out to recognize an individual or organization for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Award of Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in furthering the department's mission. Nomination forms can be found at wildnh.com, Fish and Game offices or by calling 271-3511. Mail your nomination postmarked no later than Dec. 31 to: Commission Awards Program, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. The award categories are: 1. Ellis R. Hatch Jr. Commission Award of Excellence: An individual, group, organization, club, foundation or…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Book of the week

Santa says reading is cool – and considering the time of year, you don’t want to get on his bad list. Be sure to pick up a book at the Concord Public Library. For more information, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry Kathleen Flinn 2008, 290 pages Nonfiction When she loses her executive job at a software company, Kathleen Flinn takes a leap of faith and decides to pursue her…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Free holiday meal

Do you need a meal this holiday? A free holiday meal will be served by volunteers at the Grappone Conference Center on Dec. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Bus transportation to and from the dinner is available beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the following stops: Bus 1: Heights Alton Woods Salisbury Green Morning Star Christian Ave./Eastside Dr. Havenwood Ormond St./Christian Ave. Thomas St. (Dunkin Donuts) Ft. Eddy Road NHTI Delta Dental Bus 2: Downtown State House Pleasant St./Main St. South Street Perley Street District Court Memorial Field Pine Street Federal Building Main St./Pleasant St. Eagle Square Pitman…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Ask the Tweens: Playing in the snow

Dear Tweens, Are you too old to play in the snow, or can you still make the occasional snow angel here and there? Matt Dube I say there is no age limit. Some kids like to go outside and make snow angels. Some kids do not want to. They don’t want to go outside. They don’t want to get cold and wet and, worse, have the bitter cold biting their face and skin. But for the ones who do not mind it, I say, go outside and enjoy yourself! Ben Heifetz No way! I love playing in the snow with my friends and sledding down a snowy, icy hill at top speed. It always feels great to play outside for a few hours…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Not so off-beat gift guide

Primer on last-minute gifts

By this time, if you haven’t finished your shopping yet, we’re sure you’re waking up in the middle of the night panicked and in a cold sweat. We feel for you, but may we point out that Christmas is always the same date, year after year? We know people say it “sneaks up on them,” but c’mon! Okay, we’re done being judgmental and are ready to help. We’ve compiled a list…