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April 17, 2014

Kingston Rec News

KINGSTON — Are you ready to hop into Spring? Kingston Recreation Commission will hold their annual Easter egg hunt on Sat., April 19, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Kingston Town Hall. Kingston residents between the ages of zero and twelve are welcome to a morning full of egg hunting, prizes, crafts, field games, and a chance to meet and take a picture with the Easter bunny himself! The Kingston Recreation commission will provide yummy snacks and refreshments. But don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets to fill up with eggs!

With the arrival of spring, means summer is quickly approaching! Kingston Recreation summer camp is back and ready for a fun-filled summer! The first week of Camp will begin on Mon., June 23 and will be open for eight weeks! Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (with the exception of Independence Day). Early drop off and late pick up is available Mon.-Fri., from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., additional fees will be applicable.

Keep an eye out for camper registration forms; they will be available online through the Town’s website, or in person at the town hall. The weekly cost for Kingston residents is $90.00, or $25.00 per day. Campers from surrounding towns will pay a weekly fee of $100.00, or $25.00 dollars per day.

Each of the eight-weeks will consist of games, crafts, and activities pertaining to a different theme each week. Every Thursday will be dedicated to going on field trips as a group! In recent years we have gone to Canobie Lake Park, Liquid Planet Water Park, and various other locations (field trip coasts are not included in the weekly camper fee)! The field trips and themes for each week will be announced with the distribution of registration forms.

With new management and a renovated facility all of us here at Kingston Recreation cannot contain our excitement for the upcoming summer! We have our own private beach, and lifeguards on staff! All counselors are CPR and First aid certified through the American Red Cross and have completed of a new training program tailored to the needs of Kingston Recreation!

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact Recreation Coordinator and Camp Director, Katy Stedman at 603-819-1132, or by email at kathryn_stedman@student.uml.edu.

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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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