Relative’s diagnosis leads to discovery
Oct14

Relative’s diagnosis leads to discovery

My name is Michelle Frost and I am a breast cancer Previvor. Previvor: A survivor of a predisposition (or increased risk) for a disease such as cancer. I found out a close relative had breast cancer in September 2019, and they were positive for the ATM breast cancer gene mutation. After hearing this news, I reached out to my primary care physician and was referred to the Breast Care Center in Concord for genetic testing with Dana...

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Making Strides event at a glance

The 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fieldhouse Sports in Bow. Tickets are required to attend this event; register at makingstrides walk.org/concordnh.   INFORMATION Arrival: Cars are asked to arrive between 6:30 to 7 p.m. Video ceremony begins approximately at 7:15 p.m. and will be transmitted to your car radio. Music: Following the ceremony, there will...

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Unique experience for a unique challenge
Oct14

Unique experience for a unique challenge

The American Cancer Society is excited to continue the 28-year tradition of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in a way that will keep all survivors, participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers safe and healthy. While the setting will be new, our collective spirit and passion for the mission of Making Strides continue. We will passionately raise funds for critical cancer research and patient services. We will compassionately...

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Real Men Wear Pink program adds to effort

Prominent male community and business leaders from across New Hampshire have joined the American Cancer Society in the fight to end breast cancer through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Real Men Wear Pink participants from across the state have committed to raising funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society and wearing pink every day this October to increase breast cancer awareness. Funds raised by...

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Cancer isn’t canceled
Oct14

Cancer isn’t canceled

Laura Peterson and her father are no strangers to hearing the words “you have cancer,” but to hear them at the start of a pandemic was something entirely different. In January of 2019, Peterson’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent radiation treatment and experienced side effects. Over the next year, he would continue getting treatment, going to appointments, and receiving routine testing. Unfortunately, his cancer...

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City newsletter: Information on election, leaf pick-up
Oct14

City newsletter: Information on election, leaf pick-up

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Election info Absentee ballots Absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 State General Election are available from the City’s Clerk’s Office. Residents who are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day may request an absentee ballot from the...

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Book of the Week: Grand fantasy on Emerald Isle
Oct14

Book of the Week: Grand fantasy on Emerald Isle

An Irish Country Girl By Patrick Taylor (319 pages, fiction, 2010)   Mrs. Maureen Kincaid (affectionately nicknamed “Kinky”) is a friendly and efficient housekeeper and cook for doctor Fingal Flahertie in the small town of Balleybucklebo in Ireland. She cooks wonderful meals and runs the doctor’s house with a sure hand and lots of common sense. But we don’t hear about her background much. This story is about Kinky when she was a...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 15, 1851: Philip C. Hunt is caught in a belt and carried around the shafting of a Penacook mill, mangling one leg and one arm badly, from which he never fully recovers. He lives until 1858.   Oct. 15, 1926: William Batchelder is born. Batchelder will serve on the state Supreme Court, then come out of retirement to help rule on the historic Claremont education lawsuit.   Oct. 15, 1814: Daniel Webster returns to...

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