Health and Lifestyle

Blood Drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 1-6 p.m. Aug. 24: St. Joseph the Worker Parish, ...

BAY LEAVES: A CULINARY FRAUD

We could all use some good news for a change. I’m happy to report that the price of bay leaves has fallen substantially since I last bought a bottle of the cooking herb. Two years ago they priced out around $1,100 per pound. Last week I scored a bottle for $4.99, or $712 per pound. This got ...

Blood Drives

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 20: Saint Philip Greeek ...

Parents: It’s time to start thinking ‘back to school’

Yes, it’s that time again. We’re quickly reaching the end of what seemed last May like an infinitely long tunnel called summer. Whether you’ve vacationed and tanned and exercised, read that book or weeded that garden or accomplished any of the million or so chores you had planned for the ...

Coffee with the Mayor a great place for info, ideas

I had coffee with the mayor this week. Maybe you did, too. After all, there was a bunch of us having coffee with him, at Jajabelle’s. The mayor does this every second Wednesday of the month, and I go unless there is a meeting at work that I simply have to attend. (I am fortunate to have a ...

Use regret as fuel for positive change

The other day as I was driving in my car listening to a song from my childhood I had a memory of being 12 and singing along to the radio in full voice. I was transported back and remembered the feeling of having my whole life ahead of me and how exciting and scary that felt. As I listened to ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 1-6 p.m. Aug. 14: White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 ...

Mike’s excellent $200 adventure

“So, which $5 scratch ticket has had the most winners here?” I asked the clerk at a Nashua convenience store? “Oh, I don’t know. Try this one. It’s a newer game,” he offered without much conviction. And with that, I bought one scratch ticket for a game called, “$200 Frenzy.” ...

There here and now is now

Our thinking changes as we grow. Our view of the world shifts over time, like a camera lens gradually coming into focus, moving back from its subject to capture an ever-expanding panorama. As young children, our view is close-up and blurry. We’re seldom certain what we really want, our ...

Health News Digest

Region Blood drives in Greater Nashua New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 10:30 ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23: Monadnock Community ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30: Rivermead, 150 ...

Exercise goals: How to build your own workout

First and foremost you need to establish what your goals are and be realistic. Once you’ve done this you can make a plan and build your workouts. Your plan should include; the amount of workouts you will do per week, the style (metabolic, strength, regeneration, heart rate training etc..) and ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23: Monadnock Community ...

Parents: Lead by example, give back with holiday cards

If children could be born with a warning label, it would read, “Warning: I will do what you do, not what you say.” Our kids are tiny little mirrors, reflecting back to us our worst vices and our greatest virtues. They are mini-mes, deaf to our pleading, exhorting, extorting, threatening ...

Blood Drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 17: St. John Neuman ...

St. Joseph Hospital names new exec

TEWKSBURY, Mass. – St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, recently announced the addition of Kevin Flynn as vice president of mission integration, to its leadership team. In this meaningful role, Flynn will work closely with the board, senior team and clinical staff to ...

Procrastination got you stuck? Here are some antidotes

Recently, I went on a beautiful vacation to Costa Rica. It was a week of fun, quality family time and no responsibilities. Now that I’m home, I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. As I write these words, a pile of laundry, half-packed suitcases and other evidence of ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 11: Nashua High School ...

Amid grim headlines take note of humankind’s unsung heroes

I’m finding it harder and harder to see beyond weekly school shootings and daily megalomaniacal, self-destructive political insanity. I’m aware that I tend to perseverate over lava flows that evaporate entire towns, floods and earthquakes and tsunamis that abruptly rip people’s lives ...