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June 10, 2013

Conservation Conversations

KINGSTON - In 2008, I received a kayak as a Christmas gift. Until that kayak hit the water the next spring, I was obsessed with changing my latitude as often as was humanly possible – in short – getting the heck out of New England. I had lived in Jamaica in my 20's and since that time had existed for the annual tropical trip. I'd seen a great decline in the quality of the Caribbean reefs, however, and in the sheer number of fish in the sea. I thought someday I might like to some kind of contribution to help protect the ailing oceans of the world. Meanwhile, I was stuck in New England, but my early morning paddles took me deep into marshes where it seemed no one had ever been. The only sounds were wind in reeds and the skraaks of great blue herons annoyed by my presence. Reflections of the ripples shimmered on foliage. Water lilies, pickerelweed and arrowheads closed in around me like an Amazonian jungle. Clouds of dragonflies, flocks of birds and rafts of sunning turtles were all around. Frilled weeds grew up from the golden lake beds like seaweed, and there were freshwater sponges called bryozoans. Within a 10 minute driving radius I could put-in on a different river, stream or pond every day of the week, and it occurred to me then that the appropriate place to begin saving the oceans was in Kingston. That revelation inspired me to join the Conservation Commission to see what could be done. This June, three biology teachers at Sanborn High School, several members of the Powwow Pond Council and the Kingston Conservation Commission will lead 180 students in surveying some of the problems affecting our Powwow Pond, and hopefully, work out few organic solutions together. We will plant some rain gardens, enhance some shoreline buffers, and try to slow down the flow of detrimental "non-point source pollution" into the pond. Powwow pond runs into Tuxbury Pond and Lake Gardener. Lake Gardener runs into the Merrimack River. The Merrimack River runs into the sea. Planting a rain garden on Powwow Pond may be a proverbial drop in the bucket, and a very long shot from saving the ailing oceans of the world, but it's here, in our town – and so are we.

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  • Citizen of the Year

    The Atkinson Lions Club is pleased to announce that Martin (Marty) Feuer, pictured, has been chosen as the Atkinson Citizen of the Year for 2014. Marty has been an active member of the community since 1951 having been a firefighter for many years and served on the Timberlane School Board. He was the former owner of Feuer Lumber Company, and has passed the torch (and the business) to his son John Feuer. Marty is a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving as a Glider Pilot and was shot down September 19, 1944 over Rethy, Belgium, and fought in the Normandy invasion. He has been married to his wife Eleanor, for more than 66 years and will celebrate his 93rd birthday on May 3. Please join the Feuer family and the Atkinson Lions to celebrate on Sun., May 4, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Atkinson Congregational Church.

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  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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