PLAISTOW —Plaistow Fire Department and Plaistow Lions Club are teaming up with Wal-Mart to “Fill the Ambulance” with toys on Sat., December 9 at Wal-Mart in Plaistow. Slips will be available for the many needed items for Christmas at Wal-Mart on the day of the event. Please drop off your gif…

HAVERHILL, MA —Joe Crookston performs at to the New Moon Coffeehouse in Haverhill on Sat., November 18 at 8:00 pm. Emily Mure opens the evening. The coffeehouse is located at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland Street, Haverhill, MA.

RAYMOND — The Raymond Area Lions Club is pleased to announce a new community service project that is designed to assist any nearby residents who may be in need of gently used, durable medical equipment. The items available will include but are not limited to: wheelchairs, walkers, canes, cru…

KINGSTON —If you are alone for the holiday and in need of good company, volunteers from the First Congregational Church welcome you to their 31st annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner on Thurs., November 23 in the Rent Fellowship Hall, 6 Church Street in Kingston.

KINGSTON —Neighbors Helping Newborns will delay their usual monthly meeting by one week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please join them, and bring any donations, to their meeting on Wed., November 29. They will meet, as usual, at the Kingston Congregational Church, 6 Church Street, from 9…

PORTSMOUTH—For more than fifty years, the Exeter Area New Car Dealers, an association composed of several dealerships in the greater Exeter area, has made investments into local non-profits with the latest directed into Chase Home. 

A new illuminated Reader Board sign has been donated to the Town of Atkinson by residents Brian and Beth George, in memory of beloved Christopher George. The sign will bring life to town events, happenings, and up to the minute posts by Atkinson Fire and Police officials. It is located in fr…

RAYMOND/SEABROOK —Rockingham County's Community Action is once again offering its Holiday program including food and gifts to residents of Rockingham County. The program is based out of Family Outreach Centers in Seabrook and Raymond. Anyone who would like to "Adopt-a-Family" in either Seabr…

EXETER —As a special thank you to Veterans, please join Exeter United Methodist Church for "Just Desserts for Veterans" on Sat., November 11, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at 307 Epping Road in Exeter. Free to all! Veterans, families, friends, and neighbors all welcome.

HAMPSTEAD —Island Pond Baptist Church will celebrate God’s blessings throughout the year with a Thanksgiving banquet on Sun., November 12, at 5:00 p.m. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served, including turkey with all the trimmings, vegetables, and scrumptious desserts. There is no…

KINGSTON —If you are alone for the holiday and in need of good company, volunteers from the First Congregational Church welcome you to their 31st annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner on Thurs., November 23 in the Rent Fellowship Hall, 6 Church Street in Kingston.

KENSINGTON —The Carriage Barn Equine Adaptive Therapy Programs is looking for volunteers to assist with Therapeutic Horseback Riding & Carriage Driving, Fundraising, Events, and Fun Activities. Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the week to work with horses and clients.

Ron Tuck from Plaistow American Legion Post 34 visited R & B Gift Shop, 160 Plaistow Road in Plaistow to check on the sock, mittens, gloves and Ramen Noodles Drive for the Homeless Veterans at Liberty House. The Drive continues through November 12. R & B Gift Shop is open Wednesday t…

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KINGSTON —If you are alone for the holiday and in need of good company, volunteers from the First Congregational Church welcome you to their 31st annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner on Thurs., November 23 in the Rent Fellowship Hall, 6 Church Street in Kingston.

BRENTWOOD —Brentwood Library and the Peace and Justice Committee of Pilgrim UCC will continue their semi-monthly presentation of documentaries on current issues facing the country. The group normally meets on the first and third Mondays of the month, at 6:00 p.m. at Brentwood's town library,…

MARLBORO, MA —Calling all veterans, military retirees, National Guard members, Reserves, and active duty men and women who want to volunteer to help their communities. We are establishing a Veterans Lions Club which will have a charter of Veterans Helping Veterans and their families within o…

PLAISTOW — At a reception for its recent Annual Campaign Kickoff, the Plaistow Community YMCA was thrilled to recognize The Cafua Family Charitable Foundation with the “Make Here Better” Award for its commitment to help support local children and families in our community. The Plaistow Commu…

PORTSMOUTH—The Provident Bank has invested $600 to support Chase Home’s 4th Annual Wine, Appetizer & Chocolate Tasting with proceeds to benefit services for at-risk youth. The investment renews support offered by the bank last year.

PLAISTOW —Stop by R&B Gift Shop, 160 Plaistow Road in Plaistow (Stillwells and Early Bird Plaza) and drop off a new hat, a pair of gloves, socks or mittens. Blankets and Afghans are welcome too. This drive will benefit the Liberty House which helps our homeless Veterans. With the cold we…

Newton Girl Scout Troop 13976 recently spent the day performing charitable Acts of Kindness in the local area. From handing out flowers (and smiles) at two local senior centers, donating a carload of items to the food pantry and MSPCA, delivering donuts to the Newton fire and police departme…

9/11 World Day of Prayer was held at St. Joseph Church in Epping. This was sponsored by Council #6850 and Assembly #2644 and Fr. Don Clinton. Pictured are 4th Degree Knights with state officers. Attended were NH State Deputy Glenn Camley and wife, District Master Joel Plante and wife, Distri…

MANCHESTER —The Turkish Cultural Center will hold their 5th annual Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony on Thurs., November 16 at 540 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Manchester.

KINGSTON/NEWTON —Members of the senior community from Kingston, Newton, and Fremont are invited to Sanborn Regional High School for a free lunch at 12:00 p.m. on Tues., November 14, sponsored by the Sanborn Music Boosters. Following the meal, drama students will offer a “sneak peek” of their…

PORTSMOUTH— On Wednesday, October 11, nearly 100 people were in attendance Fall Gentlemen’s Night at Tuscan Kitchen. Billed as an “night of elevated style and wellness,” the evening also served to raise more than $800 to benefit Chase Home in Portsmouth.

EXETER/PORTSMOUTH —In today’s global economy, the ability to work as a team, effectively communicate with people both on-site and in virtual offices, and problem solve in creative ways are critical—and increasingly difficult to find—skills. Recognizing this need in industry, New Heights in P…

EXETER —Recently, Service Credit Union renewed their longstanding partnership with the American Independence Museum with an investment of $5,000 to support its Traveling Trunk program, which delivers an experiential learning opportunity into the classroom. As a result of Service Credit Union…

SANDOWN —On a sunny fall morning, members of the Sandown Garden Club donned bright yellow safety vests and joined together in teams to clear litter from the sides of a 1.7-mile stretch of Main Street (121A).

KINGSTON —Neighbors Helping Newborns sends a huge thank you to all who donated handmade hats in all shades of purple for a special project at Lowell General Hospital. They use the purple hats to symbolize and educate parents and caregivers about the Shaken Baby Syndrome. The communities’ gif…

The Rev. James (Jim) Thomas, right, has been welcomed as the new pastor at the Atkinson Congregational Church in Atkinson. Pastor Jim will officially begin his duties at the October 15th service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) with a reception to follow.  He will be joined by his wife Lynn, daughter Eliz…

HAMPSTEAD —Drivers, families and crews travelled from around the Northeastern United States and Canada to participate in the 10th Annual Kingston Fall Classic. The two-day hydroplane boat racing event took place on Greenwood Pond in the center of Kingston and was hosted by the Kingston Child…

Raymond Boy Scout Troop 101 placed flags on the gravestones across Raymond cemeteries to honor veterans who protected and defended our rights. These flags will fly high through Memorial Day to Veterans Day. Scouts will then remove the flags.  With that same respect, on June 14 they held thei…

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PORTSMOUTH — On Wed., October 11, a packed house is expected to attend Fall Gentlemen’s Night at Tuscan Kitchen with proceeds to benefit The Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth. Organized by Robin Pinzone, owner of REP Branding Co., and J. Hilburn Stylists Bill MacDonald and Graham Shaffer…

Rev. Mark Pendleton, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church and his congregation have been guided from the beginning by a desire for space where Christian formation can flourish, where we can celebrate together with joy who we are as a community, and where those with all ranges of physical abilit…

PORTSMOUTH—Held at the Portsmouth Country Club on Thursday, September 14, the 12th Annual New Heights Golf Tournament netted $18,000 to support experiential programs and workshops for more than 1,000 area youth annually.

EXETER —While the specific dollar amount of a corporation’s philanthropic investment is often highlighted in the media, what is often lost are the connections between supporters and a nonprofit institution. 

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DOVER —A unique, irreverent and fun event happened in Queens, NYC on September 23 and it has a unique tie to New Hampshire. The Punk Rope Games IX has been held annually in New York City since 2009. A cross between the Olympics and Mardi Gras, the Games feature teams of four in costume, comp…

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KINGSTON/NEWTON —On Wed., October 11, the Senior class of Sanborn Regional High School will participate in Senior Day of Caring, a day where seniors are matched with local individuals, groups, and organizations to provide community service. Are you willing to sponsor a small group of student…

RAYMOND —Flags on the 48 is an annual New Hampshire memorial event to commemorate September 11, 2001. Each year on the Saturday closest to 9-11 individuals and groups simultaneously climb all 48 of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot peaks.

KINGSTON —Neighbors Helping Newborns really needs the communities’ help in locating a new storage/workshop area. The currently donated space is slated to be sold soon. A donation of space in the general Kingston area would be ideal, but NHN will gladly look at all suggestions. The space is u…

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PORTSMOUTH —Working with at-risk youth across the Seacoast and the state, Chase Home in Portsmouth has been fortunate to receive substantial contributions from the community with the latest from South Church with a gift of $2,041.

The Atkinson Fire Association and the Atkinson Lions Club again honored Fred and Martha MacDonald who began the Classic Car and Truck Show on their property on East Road in Atkinson. Although both have passed, the show goes on each and every Labor Day, having gained attendance and notoriety.

The Danville Baptist Church on Main Street in Danville held its Family Fun and Roast Day with all types of activities. The children’s bouncy house was a main attraction for the youngsters.

KINGSTON/NEWTON —On Wed., October 11, the Senior class of Sanborn Regional High School will participate in Senior Day of Caring, a day where seniors are matched with local individuals, groups, and organizations to provide community service. Are you willing to sponsor a small group of student…

DERRY —As the Interfaith Choir of Derry begins its 51st year, new members are encouraged to join them for their fall season. Rehearsals for the December Christmas concerts will begin this month at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 63 East Broadway (Route 102) in Derry. Rehearsals are held …

PORTSMOUTH —Portsmouth Regional Hospital held its Third-Annual Car Show on Sun., September 10 to benefit Veterans Count. With more than 200 cars and 350 people in attendance, the Car Show raised more than $4,500. All proceeds raised go to Veterans Count.

PLAISTOW — The Plaistow Community YMCA announces new board addition, Stacey Cochrane.  Stacey Cochrane, is pleased to join the Plaistow Community YMCA Board noting, “The Plaistow Community YMCA has a history of strengthening our community.  The organization gives all children and their famil…