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Caroling on the square

Singers gather at the second annual Caroling on the Square in Penacook last Friday. The event is held by Liz Blanchard and her family in memory of Alan Blanchard. (Photo taken by Zachary Blanchard)

The Nor'Easters RULE!

This is their photo, taken last year at the Wolfeboro tournament. It was sent in by goalie Donna Martineau.

For John, it's all about the exhiliration

John Hamilton
Age: 45
Town you live in: Hopkinton
How long you've been playing: For the past seven years. I played throughout my childhood but regretfully stopped at the beginning of college.
When do you play? Tuesday and Friday mornings and Sunday evening.
Whom do you play with? A combination of a formal league up in Laconia and two informal groups in Concord. During the summer, I play at the IceDen.

Meet the Tuesday-morning guys

Photo by Charlie Levesque

From left, Charlie Levesque of Antrim, Charlie Niebling of Boscawen, Geoff Jones of Stoddard and Phil Bryce of Deering. They're part of the Tuesday morning group at Everett.

Charles Levesque
Age: 50
Town you live in: Antrim
How long you've been playing: Ten years (I was a basketball player and played in Concord men's leagues for years until I took up hockey at age 40 or so).
When do you play? Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. I also played in men's leagues at Hooksett arenas for many years, but I'm not doing so now.

They love hockey so much, they married it (sort of)

Name: Lisa Carter
Age: 41
Town you live in: Derry, NH
How long you've been playing: Since March 2006 (no prior skating experience)
When do you play? Tuesday and Saturday evenings (also sometimes stick and puck sessions with my husband Rob (the coach of the Saturday night Concord team) at lunch Tuesdays and/or Thursdays)...and a co-ed league on Fridays in Exeter in the summer.
Whom do you play with? Nashua Lady Panthers (Conway team) and Concord Nor'Easters (Saturday team).

Make a wish

Concord Firefighter Andy Davis receives an angel from Wish Child Emily, 9, of Center Harbor. The paper angels are a product of the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s fundraising campaign, “Adopt-an-Angel,” for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. Angels are being sold for $3 each or two for $5 at credit unions across the state to help make wishes come true for children battling life-threatening conditions.

Does your kid want to ski or race?

Above: 8-year-old R.J. Humphreys of Lyndeborough is shown competing in a race at Gunstock last February.

Information Night for Crotched Mountain Race Team

If your child is interested in learning to ski better or to race please attend an information session at the Crotched Mountain Main Lodge on Saturday, November 17 at 3:00pm. For more information call 603-654-5111 or visit

Two Pugs in a Pod

Thanks from LTR Tutoring Associates

LTR Tutoring Associates want to thank the following people and organizations for their efforts to gather, sort and redistribute, thousands of gently used children's books, to the trick or treaters of greater Concord, during the recent Halloween Howl Event. Pictured above with LTR staff are Shandra Garcynski, Adriana and Jillian Major, and Jordan Tiedman who helped to hand books out. Becky Weld, Cathy Bernhard, Theo O'Leary, Jack O'Leary, Kate Johnson, and Jay Heffernan helped to clean, stamp and sort books.

Mystery swimmer

Remember our mystery swimmer from last week? We found out that this is none other than Craig James Barnard, who participated in the swim-a-thon at the YMCA to raise money for the Chaplains Emergency Relief Fund. Craig swam 30 laps! That’s pretty amazing, seeing as we don’t swim laps as a general rule.

Jingle all the way

A team captain kick-off party for the Jingle Bell Run and Walk for Arthritis will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord. Come learn more about this fun seasonal event and the keys to forming a successful team.
Door prizes will be given away and fundraising team captains will receive great gear and prizes. Raise money to fight the number one cause of disability in the country.
The walk will take place on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at Rundlett Middle School.
For more information, call 1-800-639-2113 or visit
Janet Bourne

Yoga for a more peaceful planet

Sun salutations on the State House lawn, coordinated by Maureen Miller of Living Yoga. These deep breathers gathered recently to celebrate Global Mala Weekend, a celebration for International World Peace Day.