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Voting for a Presidents’ Day resolution

My annual survey of how we punctuate the day on which each president is honored for about 33 minutes (if Grover Cleveland gets over an hour) produced these: ∎ Presidents Day, the choice that avoids apostrophes altogether: Bonneville & Sons, Portsmouth Ford, Sears, and a brief notice in the Monitor about the… 0

February 24, 2015
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Robotics competition this Saturday at NHTI

Middle and high school students from New Hampshire and Vermont will descend upon NHTI on Saturday, Feb. 28 for the NH-VT State VEX Robotics Competition. Forty teams that have previously qualified will come together for a non-stop, action-packed day of competition in which they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System. Participants will… 0

February 24, 2015
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DES small business workshop on March 9

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and WorkWISE NH is offering the New Hampshire small business community a free, half-day educational workshop. This workshop will provide presentations on hazardous waste management for small quantity generators, air emissions for minor sources and health and safety topics for small businesses. Participants will review universal… 0

February 24, 2015
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Learn all about the effects of laughter

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free presentation “Laughter for Mind & Body” on Monday, March 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Penacook, Penacook Community Center Senior Program, 21 Merrimack St. in Penacook. Laughter is a powerful remedy to stress, pain and conflict. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects… 0

February 24, 2015
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Traveling exhibit coming to N.H. State Library

An exhibit traveling North America that chronicles Poland’s struggle for independence will be in New Hampshire in February and March, first on display at Saint Hedwig’s Parish Hall in Manchester and then at the N.H. State Library in Concord. Brought to New Hampshire through cooperation between the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw and the Polish American Congress of… 0

February 24, 2015
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Keep those fuel fills clear of ice and snow

During this time of winter cold and extreme snow conditions, the member dealers of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire want to remind our customers to keep their fuel fills clear of snow and ice. New Hampshire fuel truck drivers are currently working extra hours delivering heating oil and kerosene to thousands of customers in all conditions. Drivers are able to reach more customers… 0

February 24, 2015
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Book fair, toddler group at Children’s Place

The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center 27 Burns Ave. in Concord is hosting a book fair all this week, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Come help support this great local resource and get some great books, too. The Children’s Place is also holding a free toddler playgroup every Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and their grown ups are welcome to come and play, sing,… 0

February 24, 2015
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Wings of Knowledge continues March 3

On Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in the library living room, NHTI will present the next in its series of free public Wings of Knowledge lectures for the 2014-15 season: “Furniture Made in New Hampshire,” with Lynn Szymanski. Szymanski has been making furniture since 1991. She has exhibited nationally and taught at the University of New Hampshire, Fitchburg State University and… 0

February 24, 2015
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Reserve your spot to meet Tedy Bruschi

Local business owner and advocate for heart health, Jeremy Woodward, is pleased to announce a meet and greet with former New England Patriots linebacker, Tedy Bruschi. The event will take place Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Location will be announced soon. 0

February 24, 2015
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VNA Walk-In Wednesday to be held this week

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers Walk-In Wednesday on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road in Concord. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the same time. Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional VNA team member is available to meet with… 0

February 24, 2015