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October 24, 2013

Atkinson Rec News

ATKINSON — Atkinson Recreation is pleased to offer the following events in October.

Join over one-million community volunteers in America and participate in “Make a Difference Day”, the National Day of Doing Good, created by USA Weekend in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation. Volunteers will collect items to be dropped off at Atkinson Community Center on Sat., October 26, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Donations will benefit Ruth’s House, Emmaus Inc. (Homeless shelter) and Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County (Homeless support program). Adult and young adult volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver the items to these locations. If you can help, please call Noriko at 362-5531.

Join your friends and fellow seniors from surrounding centers for a ghoulish good time on Thurs., October 31, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the beautiful DiBurro’s function facility in Haverhill, MA. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes! The party will start with an hour of dancing, then the costume march, followed by dinner (choice of roasted sirloin of beef with mushroom gravy or baked haddock) served with fresh garden salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and butter, ice cream with chocolate sauce, coffee, tea, and decaf. Then back by popular demand, an exciting show by “The Bodacious Babes”. The cost is $23.00 per person for Atkinson seniors or $28.00 per person for non-residents, and includes dancing, dinner, show, and gratuities. Transportation is on your own.

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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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  • Marching Orders

    Fife & Drum Corp members led soldiers through the streets of downtown Exeter, as part of the American Independence Festival. The annual event draws hundreds of families to the annual celebration.

    Marching Orders Updated 9 hours ago 1 Photo
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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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