August is the month when towns all over New Hampshire hold their Old Home Day festivals, featuring fair food, games, entertainment, and kid-friendly events. Saturday was the big day for Pembroke, south of Concord.
Pat Fowler is a life-long resident. She chairs the Old Home Day Parade committee. “At the end of the day, when I’m sitting back and watching all the families, watching the fireworks and the music’s on Main Stage, you just get that good feeling of family and friendship and community," Fowler says. "I think that’s what keeps me coming back.”
The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington on Wednesday. As church bells rang out across Portsmouth and the nation, a parade made its way to the city's African Burial Ground. The Leftist Marching Band and singer Sharon Jones serenaded a small crowd, followed by a recitation of MLK's famous speech by Kelvin Edwards, and words from Exeter Academy's Reverend Robert Thompson.
A survey from the National Hospice Foundation finds that Americans are more comfortable talking to their kids about sex than they are talking to their elderly parents about death. End-of-life remains simply a taboo subject in many households. But these important conversations are necessary to create the living wills that can help keep dignity in dying. We continue our 3-part series on advance directives with this look at efforts around the state to get more people talking, and planning, for their end-of-life.
This week, we’ve been looking at end-of-life planning in the Granite State, and some efforts to streamline and increase the use of advance directives--the legal documents that let people name who can make medical decisions for them and what treatments should be avoided to preserve dignity. We continue our series with this look at what can happen when there is no plan in place, forcing the medical system to turn to the legal system for answers.
Dr. Tim Lahey prefers to spend his days in hospitals and clinics, not courtrooms.
In our Queen City Crime series, we’ve been looking at violent crime, drugs and burglaries but one issue the police deal with on a daily basis is unruly kids. And it often centers on Manchester’s skate park.