CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

Libraries

March 6, 2014

Irish Concert at HPL

HAMPSTEAD - If you’re Irish or wish you were Irish or just love Irish music come to the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., March 11, to get in the mood. Paul Carroll, Dublin native and Irish Balladeer, will be singing Irish songs and telling stories about the “auld sod”, at 7:00 p.m.

Paul Carroll now lives in Derry. Since his retirement from Gillette he has appeared at many area locations over the past few years. He recently released an album of Irish classics that his fans around the world have been waiting for. It’s called “The Road You Take”, a most appropriate title given his travels throughout the world prior to settling in New Hampshire.

In addition to playing and singing at public venues such as the Derry Public Library, Hampstead Academy, The Coffee Factory and the Atkinson Country Club, Carroll entertains at area assisted living and Alzheimer’s facilities in honor of his mother. She was his musical inspiration as a youngster but she developed Alzheimer’s in her later years. When Paul returned to Ireland to visit, she didn’t always recognize him but she knew all the songs he sang and played for her.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Following the program, members of the Friends will hold their regular monthly meeting.

THRIFT SHOP SALE - If you love to save money and like to plan ahead for next year, now is the time to visit the Hollyhock Thrift Shop downstairs at the Hampstead Public Library. The annual end of winter half price sale will start March 11th and end on March 22nd. The shop will then be closed for restocking with spring clothing until it re-opens on April 1st, just in time for shopping for Easter finery. Donations of good quality, clean, wearable spring and summer clothing for men, women and children may be left at the library during its open hours. The Thrift Shop’s hours are Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

1
Text Only
Libraries
  • What Is a Reptile?

    Animals from the Boston Museum of Science came to the Newton Town Hall, hosted by the Gale Public Library. Museum representative Dawn, pictured right, displayed an Eastern Milk Snake, and in left insert, a common box turtle. Missing is a Chuckwalla Lizard.

    What is a Reptile? Posted 8 hours ago 1 Photo
  • Concert Series at EPL Posted 14 hours ago
  • Plaistow Library News Posted 14 hours ago
  • Hampstead Library News Posted 14 hours ago
  • East Kingston Library News Posted 14 hours ago
  • Kimball Library News Posted 14 hours ago
  • Teens 'Chill' at Exeter Library Posted 14 hours ago
  • Adult Film Series Posted 14 hours ago
  • Gale Library News Posted 14 hours ago
  • July 25, 2014
  • We Will Keep the Light On

    The brightly lit electronic message board has been installed in front of the Hampstead Public Library, after much anticipation. The attractive sign will present rotating bulletins, hours, programs, activities, and special information…day and night. The Friends of Hampstead Public Library have pooled their profits with the Hollyhock Thrift Shop and other fundraising activities to make the electronic display possible. An attractive array of plants will highlight the base of the unit. Pictured are: Debra Hiett, right, library director, and Mary Lewis, a three-year library page, and Pinkerton Academy senior.

    We'll Keep the Light On Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo

New England News
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.

    Continued ...
    16 hours
  • 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.

    Continued ...
    16 hours 1 Photo
  • 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.

    Continued ...
    16 hours 1 Photo
  • 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.

    Continued ...
    7 days 1 Photo
  • 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.

    Continued ...
    7 days 1 Photo

Stocks