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Youth Achievers

April 17, 2014

DAR News

EXETER — Four outstanding students were recognized for their community service, leadership in fields ranging from music to sports, patriotism and academic achievements at the Exeter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) April 7 monthly meeting at Langdon Place. Family members, including one student’s brother on leave from the US Marine Corps, and school officials attended as the students’ guests.

Lindsey Fitzgerald, an eighth grader at the Cooperative Middle School in Exeter, took the top award in the 2014 Exeter Chapter DAR American History Essay Contest. Her essay was one of 86 entries. In addition, Lindsey’s essay was the winning 8th grade entry from the 20 statewide chapters. In her essay, she imagined what it would be like to be a child during the American Revolution. She wrote from the perspective of an older sister in a family with an ailing mother and a father who was serving and would give his life in the effort to win America’s freedom.

Anastasia George, of Newmarket Junior/Senior High School, Kelly Seaman, of Epping High School, and Kimberley Szarmach, of Exeter High School, are the Exeter Chapter DAR Good Citizens for 2014. The DAR Good Citizen Program is nationwide, and recognizes and rewards high school seniors who exhibit qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.

Anastasia George participated in the NH State DAR Scholarship Competition and was awarded the second place scholarship.

Chapter Regent Susan O’Leary, Chapter Chair of the DAR Good Citizens Committee Bea Dalton, and NH State Vice Regent and Chair of the NH State DAR Good Citizens Committee Wendy Stanley Jones commended the students, and noted that they will be successful and make a difference in the lives of others.

The Exeter Chapter DAR will hold its next meeting Mon., May 5, at 1:30 p.m., at Langdon Place. The speaker will be Bill Zarakotas of Liberty House for homeless veterans in Manchester and guests are welcome. For information about the Exeter Chapter DAR, visit http://exeter.nhsodar.org, and for information about the National Society DAR go to www.dar.org.

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Youth Achievers
  •  Successful Conservation Collaboration

    On June 17, the sophomore class of Sanborn Regional High School made a field trip to the Old Frye Town Forest, one of Kingston's five town forests, to assist the Kingston Conservation Commission in the removal of invasive plants from the area near the trailhead, notably, an extensive and aggressive patch of Japanese knotweed. This project was the culmination of the school's third year of intra-curricular collaboration with the Commission to address local environmental issues, and to make conservation an area of study and research. Congratulations from the Commission to the teachers and students for a job well done!

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  • Sanborn Class of 2014

    Sanborn Regional High School Class of 2014 held commencement exercises in the school gymnasium with the School Song, “Dear Old Sanborn” etched in their minds. Ready for the big moment are friends, from left, Kylee Pailes, Fremont; Devlin McIntire, Fremont; and Lexi Kalinowski, Newton.

    Sanborn Graduates Class of 2014 Posted 19 days ago 1 Photo
  • Miss Fremont Crowned

    Amanda Arsenault, 17, pictured above, was crowned Miss Fremont during the towns’ 250th celebration. Formerly known as “Olde Poplin”, many events took place at varied locations in town. Amanda is the daughter of Katherine and Steven Arsenault.

    Miss Fremont Crowned Posted 19 days ago 1 Photo
  • All in the Family

    The family of Sanborn Regional High School graduate, Haley Malloy, center, turned out in force to witness the 2014 graduation commencement ceremonies held in the school gymnasium. Pictured above, from left, Kay Malloy, grandmom; Scooter Malloy, dad; Michele Naismith, mom; Haley; Mr. Malloy, grandpa; Christine Campbell, aunt; and Carol Howard, aunt. Haley is a NH Scholar and member of the National Honor Society.

    All in the Family Posted 27 days ago 1 Photo
  • Students Donate to Exeter Hospital ER

    Kindergarten students from Kensington Elementary School recently made a donation to Exeter Hospital with funds raised during a unit to learn about the importance of community. The children chose to donate the money for teddy bears to be given to children who come into the Emergency Department (ED). Teacher Barbara Greenwood also presented the ED with a large book of drawings and handwritten notes from the children. Roger Bailey, RN, Director of Emergency Services is shown above holding the book of drawings received from the students during their visit to the ED.

    Students Donate to Exeter Hospital ER Posted 27 days ago 1 Photo
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    Timberlane Regional High School Principal Donald H. Woodworth, left, greeted Senior Class President 2014, Katherine Elizabeth Ouellette, and her escort Christopher Leoivdires, at the senior prom held at the Atkinson Country Club. Katherine gave the Welcome Address at the graduation ceremonies, was Senior Executive, and was in the National Honor Society.

    Senior Class President Updated 27 days ago 1 Photo
  • June 26, 2014
  • HMS Sports Awards

    The Hampstead Middle School Athletic Club would like to congratulate the following spring sports athletes who received special recognition for their efforts from their individual coaches. Back row: Jack Berrigan: golf Most Improved; Amanda Lindquist: softball leadership award; Jarrod Foster: golf Coach's Award ; Kaylee Connolly: softball MVP; Eric Ihloff: track Coach's award; Camryn Weston: softball Coach's award; Zach Bedard: baseball Coach's Award; Ryan Auger: track League MVP. Front row: Lauren Thibodeau: golf Most Valuable Golfer, Adrienne deAlmeida: track Coach's Award; Aana Blaszka: track coach's award; Lily Auger: track Coach's Award; Jason Paleno: baseball Team Player Award. Missing from the picture: Jason Burke: track Coach's Award; and Trenton Brickett: baseball Coach's Award.

    HMS Sports Awards Posted 35 days ago 1 Photo
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  • Timberlane: Expressions, Emotions Run High

    Timberlane Regional High School Class of 2014 graduated outside giving parents, grandparents, friends, and other relatives a chance to view the pomp and circumstance of tomorrow’s leaders. The morning was filled with emotions, expressions, and surprises. Photos top, clockwise: Catherine Louise Scott and Connor Breton, get set to receive their well-earned diploma; a very proud Principal Donald H. Woodworth, watches as Megan Leigh Voisine, is surprised by her brother U.S. Navy Seaman Cody Voisine, with her diploma. At left, Mackenzie Ryan Hatfield of Danville, smiles with approval with fellow classmates.

    Timberlane: Expressions, Emotions Run High Posted 35 days ago 1 Photo
  • June 19, 2014
  • Scouts Observe Memorial Day

    Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 13 of Danville, participated in Danville's Memorial Day Parade and Observance. As part of the Observance, the Scouts demonstrated the proper method for folding the American Flag. For more information about Boy Scout Troop 13, please call 603-382-5927.

    Scouts Observe Memorial Day Posted 41 days ago 1 Photo

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Obituaries
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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