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June 6, 2013

June at SPL

SANDOWN — Do you qualify for the NH Homeowner Property Tax Relief? Stop in the library at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 6. A representative from Rockingham Community Action will be available to help you complete the form. Please be sure to bring a copy of your December property tax bill and your 2012 income tax return.

Movie & Social: “The Guilt Trip” starring Barbara Streisand will be shown on Mon., June 10 at 1:00 and 5:30 p.m. The plan for a quick stop at mom’s takes a turn for the unexpected when an impulse compels a son to invite his mother on an eight-day, 3,000 mile journey across the country. Bring a friend and enjoy pizza at the 5:30 p.m. showing.

Hiking Safely: Be prepared to spring into the hiking season with NH Fish & Game Officer Chris McKee. On Thurs., June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Officer McKee will talk about hiking safely. His advice will include what gear to take, what to do if you are lost, the Hiker Responsibility Code and much more. He will also be happy to answer any questions.

Cribbage Club: Have you ever played the card game, Cribbage or would you like to learn? Bring your friends and join us on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. It’s a great way to brush up on your skills or learn a new game. The second and fourth Tuesday nights you’ll find the kids at the library for a challenge.

Books & Bites! Adult Book Discussion: Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tues., June 18, the book group will discuss this month’s selection, “The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff. This story combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Museum Passes: The library has several museum passes available to Sandown residents to use at no charge. You may reserve your pass online or by calling the library at 887-3428. Passes may be reserved up to three months in advance. Please note the New England Aquarium pass will not be available during the months of July and August.

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  • 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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