Save this old house

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance would like to save all of the historic buildings in the state, but as that would require a tax increase somewhere in the ballpark of 250,000 percent, they’ve opted to focus on seven of the most endangered historic places instead. The program, Seven to Save, focuses on properties at that are more than 50 years old and are significant representations of the state’s heritage.

Toddlers 101

The Parent Information Center invites parents or caretakers of a child that is 2 to 3 years old to attend a free group with their toddler. Learn everyday activities and routines that will help your toddler learn language, develop social skills, behave better and feel good.
The group meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 20 and ending Nov. 15. Meetings will be held at the Parent Information Center, 151A Manchester St. Free childcare for siblings that come along. Snacks are provided. Toddlers will receive free books and toys.

Wanted: Cap-wearing nurse

Hey everyone, have you seen a nurse at Concord Hospital who still wears her cap? ’Cause Edith Beaurivage is looking for her – she wants to shake her hand. Beaurivage, 87, of Penacook, remembers earning her own cap at Concord Hospital well, and she thinks it’s great that a) this mysterious nurse is still so proud of her cap, and b) that they’re both still alive!
So, Mysterious Cap-Wearing Nurse, if you’re out there, you have a fan. E-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch with her.

You’ve got 62 chances to get hired

Job seekers are invited to take part in the second annual Concord/Lakes Region Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 4 Pembroke Road.

Remember that New Year’s resolution?

The Concord Family YMCA has begun program registration for its Fall 1 classes. Sign up now for swimming lessons, gymnastics, basketball, water fitness, karate, yoga and more. Don’t miss our youth aqua fitness class or our new Commit to Be Fit programs.
The Fall 1 session begins Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 27. Stop by the Concord Family YMCA at 15 N. State St., call 228-9622 or visit our website at for more information.
Concord Family YMCA

CCTV Picks of the Week

Vito’s Pet Family: Presidential Pets
Katherine Rogers and Vito ‘The Pug’ Corleone welcome state Representatives John DeJoie and Fran Wendelboe to discuss the beloved pets of the nation’s presidents, past, present and future.
Get your fill of political pet stories on Monday, Aug. 27, or Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The Sky this Month
Host David McDonald and guest Tiffany Picard discuss the recent shuttle launch, upcoming events at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and what you should look for in the night sky this September.

These boot were made for walking

This year, Kathleen Brockett from Concord will be taking on one
mission - the fight against cancer, by participating in one walk for one cause -
the Jimmy Fund. Join your neighbors in this effort by registering for the 19th
annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. Presented by Hyundai Motor America, the
event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Brockett will join more than 7,000 participants, who are expected to raise $6.3
million for cancer research and care for children and adults at Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute. Over the past 18 years, walkers and their supporters have

Fly fishing is a bonding experience

Time is running out to sign up for the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Intermediate Fly Fishing Workshop being offered September 28 - 30, 2007, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H. The weekend costs $275, which includes meals, lodging, materials and instruction. Participants must be at least 18 years old and must have some fly fishing experience. There are a few spots still available, so don't delay -- send in your registration today.

You better get to steppin'!

From the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire:

Tie your sneakers, leash the dog and join the ARL of NH at the 4th annual
Pet Step!

Join the Animal Rescue League of NH and multitudes of 2 and 4-legged walkers
at the annual Pet Step, a dog walk fundraiser to benefit the League. Held
on Saturday, September 22 this year at beautiful Camp Allen in Bedford (off
Back River Road) the walk features a day of fun for everyone in the family.
With 30-40 vendors, State trooper and K-9 police demonstrations, dancing
with your dog demos (freestyle), pet art, microchipping, dog games and more,

Concord-Merrimack SPCA receives $10,000

The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA received a $10,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to increase the number of animals they are able to spay/neuter before adoption. This funding will enable the non-profit shelter to decrease the number of intact dogs and cats adopted over last year by 25 percent.

“We are excited to think of the difference this grant will make in preventing unwanted litters in our community – defenseless animals who may well end up on our streets dying from disease and starvation,” said Lin O’Bara, Director of Development at the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA.

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