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March 25, 2013

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — Don’t be caught without a museum pass the week of your child’s vacation. It’s worth planning ahead for a little culture and playtime, and vacation week is a popular interval for our museum passes to fly out the door. Our savvy patrons who read the paper get a jumpstart on the rush. Any active Kimball Library card-holder can have access to the following passes if they are reserved in time: Currier Museum of Art, Imajine That, SEE Science Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Peabody Essex Museum, Seacoast Science Center, and Zoo New England. It couldn’t be easier to have a discounted or free day out, depending on the museum of your choice. Passes may be reserved online, on our website, or you may call and ask us to reserve them for you. Make plans today.

The Atkinson Garden Club is hosting a meeting at the library that is open to the public on Wednesday, April 3, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. ‘Bees and Beekeeping’ will be the topic of interest. Barbara Lawler, an apiarist in Bow, and current vice president of the Capital Area Beekeepers Association will use PowerPoint to explain the art of beekeeping and its environmental benefits. Refreshments will be available starting at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Stay tuned as we have another full vacation week of events on the horizon (April 22-26). Bookmark Wed., April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Curious? Read all about it next week. JTop of FormBottom of Form

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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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