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Exciting Year Ahead at The River Center

This month, I asked Shannon McNamara, Program Director, to share about her River Center experience: Every time I try to get out, they pull me right back in! That is my glorious relationship with The River Center. After growing up in the Monadnock region I went to...

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Challenging Times

Challenging Times

  I have to admit, I am feeling stretched and challenged. And I sense I am not alone. COVID. Back-to-school. Masks. Race. Remote learning. Social Distancing. Equity. Personal rights. CDC. White. Black. Vulnerable. Internet access. It’s August. I long to be...

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Taking Time to Smell the Roses

Taking Time to Smell the Roses

A peer from another part of the state told us she had resigned her job recently. With a little smile she told us she made her decision because of a moose. She came upon a moose and they looked each other in the eye for a little bit and then the moose sauntered off....

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Thank You

Thank You

No, I didn’t go crazy and for some weird reason think it is November. No, it is June and I am thankful. Why? Because of you. Generous, caring, you. This community. The individuals and families that live here. I have noticed an overwhelming outpouring of giving in the...

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Crafting with Kids: Letter Hockey

Crafting with Kids: Letter Hockey

The ice on the pond has melted, but you can play hockey year-round with this fun homemade learning activity using recycled materials!  This can easily be used to “work on” so many different matching skills - words to pictures, upper case to lower case letters (like in...

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Thoughts on Sadie May

Thoughts on Sadie May

As I write I am sitting at a desk that is over one hundred years old. It belonged to my grandmother, the newspaper reporter. Perhaps she too sat at this desk during the flu pandemic of 1918 and wrote a column. What would she have said to her readers? She, like me, had...

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Crafting with Kids: SLIME!

Crafting with Kids: SLIME!

When you are under stay-at-home orders like most everyone else around, you have to make do with what you have on hand and this is exactly what our family program coordinator, Kristen and her son, Isaac have done as they set out to make SLIME! Have you ever made slime...

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Crafting With Kids: Pinecone Birdfeeders

Crafting With Kids: Pinecone Birdfeeders

Every Friday, we are doing a Crafting With Kids activity and today we are making pinecone birdfeeders with our friend, Emily! Spring is here and that means all of little critters that were hibernating over the winter are now making themselves seen in our backyards and...

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The River Center: Our COVID Response

The River Center: Our COVID Response

This is going to be an update about what The River Center Family and Community Resource Center is doing right now. I will be quite honest, I don’t have it in me to give you a perky, fun, observation on living in this new normal. I just need to tell you what my...

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CRAFT TIME: Dyed Paper Easter Eggs

CRAFT TIME: Dyed Paper Easter Eggs

It's Easter time and you want a quick dyed Easter egg activity that you can do with your kids. Maybe you didn't buy enough eggs during your last visit to the grocery store. Maybe you want to decorate your home! Well, Mackenzie, our home visitor and moms' group...

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Designated by the New Hampshire Wellness and Primary Prevention Council as a Family Resource Center of Quality

Th Monadnock United Way     SaveYourRefund Champion of the Year      New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

 

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