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July 18, 2013

Stratham Fair

STRATHAM —The 46th annual Stratham Fair at Stratham Hill Park, Route 33, Stratham, began in 1967 and has maintained traditions that started that very first year. 1966 marked the 250th anniversary of Stratham, and a party was thrown in celebration. The people of the town had such a great time, it became a tradition and has been around ever since. The fair will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thurs., July 18 and continue all weekend until Sun. July 21. This year’s event will offer fun for the whole family with music, 4H activities, entertainment and more! Mark your calendar, and don’t forget to pick up your raffle ticket for the Stratham Mitsubishi Car Raffle today for a chance to win one of four incredible prizes!

The best way to ensure you have a fun and unforgettable summer this year is to have the right mode of transportation- a vehicle that can climb any mountain, carry the whole family and the s’mores supplies to the campground, and get you to the beach in style. Not in your budget to buy a new ride? What if we told you a brand new 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport could be yours for an easy $50? It’s true- all you have to do is test your luck and enter the Stratham Fair’s Car Raffle sponsored by Stratham Mitsubishi!

This year’s raffle prize is a good one, thanks to Stratham Mitsubishi. They will be gearing up for the raffle at the Stratham Fair all weekend, from July 18-21, at their refreshing hospitality lounge offering a cool place to sit and have a cold drink. Raffle tickets will be $50.00 and you’ll want to make sure you get one of the limited 350 tickets available. Don’t miss out! Purchase your tickets at Stratham Mitsubishi or Stratham Town Offices today.

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  • Lexy Needs a Van

    Young Lexy Walker, 5, pictured above, needs a wheelchair van so she can get to her doctor appointments and other important medical needs. Lexy has Alexander’s Disease which is a rare disease and effects 1 in 50 children in the world. Annie’s Angels of Stratham, joined friends and neighbors to host a benefit Book Sale in Exeter, to try to raise much-needed funds. Above front, Jessica Spoto, sponsor of book sale, and Lexy; standing left, Bill DiGiau, Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund founder; Sherri Duda, mom, and Cheryl Bamford, family friend. Annie’s Angels is dedicated to helping local families struggling financially with the challenges of a disease or illness by connecting neighbor-to-neighbor and friend-to-friend in a caring fundraising network. If you can help Lexy, please call 603-686-4224.

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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.

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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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