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CONCORD —Motorists are advised to watch for deer crossing roadways this time of year, especially at dawn and dusk.  Deer are very active right now, as the mating season, or rut, is underway and bucks and does have their minds on other things than traffic!

PORTSMOUTH —Families First will add to their resources for treating substance misuse by offering an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), starting December 18 and meeting every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Community Campus in Portsmouth. For more information, cont…

HAMPTON – It’s time to stock up on books for winter reading – and maybe do a little Christmas shopping at the same time!

LONDONDERRY —Fall is a great time to be outside admiring the trees in our landscapes. We take stock of which trees are looking good and which seem to need a little help. If we discover trees that look like they've seen better days, we instantly want to solve the problem. It is natural to wan…

HAMPTON – The Hampton Historical Society’s History Book Group will meet Sun., December 3, at 4:00 p.m., to enjoy Pryaniki – traditional Russian cookies and discuss the rise of the Russian oligarchs. The group will discuss “Once Upon a Time in Russia” by Ben Mezrich.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Winter is on its way – and clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots is no small job. It’s important to get ready before flurries and heavier snows arrive. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is offering tips for safe and correct use of snow throwers, often re…

PLAISTOW —Plaistow Fire Department and Plaistow Lions Club are teaming up with Wal-Mart to “Fill the Ambulance” with toys on Sat., December 9 at Wal-Mart in Plaistow. Slips will be available for the many needed items for Christmas at Wal-Mart on the day of the event. Please drop off your gif…

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BOSTON, MA — The final tally is in from the 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 28. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division (NEFD) and its partners, over the course of four hours, collected 96,130 pounds or 48 tons of expired, unused, and unwante…

MANCHESTER —Come support The Majestic Theatre on Fri., November 17 as they present their 12th annual Auction and Performance. Stroll into Majestic’s Tropical paradise for a Hawaiian themed event featuring musical theatre performances by children, teens and adults, and music by the NH Ukeladi…

FREMONT —Did you know there was a Civil War Riot in Fremont? Why did the town change its name from Poplin to Fremont? Who purchased the barrels made at the Spaulding & Frost Cooperage? There is a lot of history in the Town of Fremont.

Families come from miles around to check out Swag on Swasey Parkway in downtown Exeter. The popular event features antiques, smalls, collectibles, photographica, cameras, prints, dolls, jewelry, toys, ephemera, books, clothing, décor, linens, glassware, architectural, salvage, hand crafted i…

Come on by the Mary E. Bartlett Library and meet their new Director, Kathy Sperounis. Kathy has worked in a variety of libraries for the past twenty-one years, which have included academic, school, public, and Disney’s Feature Animation Research Library in Florida. Originally a Tennessee nat…

It didn’t take long after the walls were poured to see the reality of a new fire station in the Town of Newton. Residents passed the building construction project at the annual 2017 town meeting. The department is located at 8 Merrimac Road in Newton, and is being built by the Eastern Seaboa…

PLAISTOW —The Plaistow representatives to the Timberlane School Budget Committee will hold a Constituent Coffee on Sat., November 18, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library. Plaistow residents are welcome to bring questions, suggestions, etc. about the process of developing next…

Members of the Atkinson Lions Club screened students at Atkinson Academy for possible vision problems; these Lions are trained volunteers. The Lions Club and other organizations recommend regular vision screenings and professional eye examinations as part of regular health examinations for c…

EXETER —One of Exeter’s most anticipated holiday events, the Festival of Trees, will be held on Thurs., November 30 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Exeter Town Hall. Admission is free to the public.

EAST KINGSTON —Diane Sheckells, assistant librarian at East Kingston Public Library, is currently showing a selection of her recent quilts. She is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and has sold quilts at their yearly, benefit auctions. Diane also exhibited last month at Strawberry …

HAVERHILL, MA —Joe Crookston performs at to the New Moon Coffeehouse in Haverhill on Sat., November 18 at 8:00 pm. Emily Mure opens the evening. The coffeehouse is located at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland Street, Haverhill, MA.

AUBURN —Get ready for the holidays at this fun event creating home decorations using balsam/fir trims and natural materials on Fri., November 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way in Auburn. Let your imagination go wild! All craft materials provided and refreshm…

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Opera House, in association with PerSeverance Productions and CMI Entertainment Inc, presents two special sneak preview performances of the 2017 National Touring company production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.

KINGSTON — Are you a teen affected by someone else’s drinking? If you are hurting because of someone else’s drinking, Alateen can help. Alateen is a support group for teenagers who are affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. It is not AA for teenagers. It is a safe place for t…

DANVILLE —Many families are struggling and the holidays make those struggles more stressful. Will you or someone you know, need help this holiday season? The Danville Holiday Assistance program can help by offering toys, meals, turkeys, and more for Danville families or Senior citizens in ne…

If you are looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping, the following Craft Fairs just might have what you are looking for:

PLAISTOW — Plaistow Lions Club will hold their 7th annual Festival of Trees from November 24-26 at the Plaistow Fish and Game Club, May Ray Avenue in Plaistow. Festival hours are Fri., November 24, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sat., November 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sun., November 26, 11:00 …

KENSINGTON —All are invited to enjoy a traditional, New England Ham and Bean Supper on Sat., November 17, from 5:00-6:45 p.m. at the Kensington Congregational Church located at 108 Amesbury Road on Route 150 in the center of Kensington.

  • By Janet Arden, Adult Programming & Publicity Coordinator

HAMPSTEAD —Come to a free Ukulele Lesson at the Hampstead Public Library on Sat., November 18 at 10:00 a.m. This instrument is among the easiest to learn and is fun to play. Learn basic chord forms and how to play simple songs in this 45-minute hands-on workshop. Ukuleles are provided or bri…

CONCORD —NH Shriners is proud to present their “Fez”tival of Trees” will take place November 18-26 at Bektash Shrine Center, 189 Pembroke Road in Concord.

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —We are changing up how we are hosting our ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’ this year for the kiddos, and we think you are going to be more than thrilled!

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge invites you to tour Nelson Island on Fri., November 24, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA. Explore another part of the refuge – this time, on the mainland. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a n…

  • By Tricia Thomas

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

PLAISTOW —As part of the annual Plaistow Festival of Trees in Plaistow, the Plaistow Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sat., November 25, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at the Fish and Game Club, May Ray Avenue in Plaistow. Stop in for breakfast and take a chance on winning a Tree or Wreath.

NEWBURYPORT, MA —Hop on board Parker River National Refuge’s Magic Bus for a special tour on Tues., November 28, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The tour will take you to several locations on Plum Island – both on and off the national wildlife refuge – where you are most likely to see a variety …

  • By Raven Gregg, Cataloging Librarian

PLAISTOW —Our November Artist-of-the-Month is the ever-popular artwork of Susan Kneeland. The flat cases show a collection of artist materials used in the creative process. These materials are on loan from Susan Kneeland, Ari Gregg, Shelby Gregg, and Shelby Lennon.

KINGSTON —If you are alone for the holiday and in need of good company, volunteers from the First Congregational Church welcome you to their 31st annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner on Thurs., November 23 in the Rent Fellowship Hall, 6 Church Street in Kingston.

NEWTON — Empower Martial Arts and Newton Junction Baptist Church will host a Fundraising Drive to support our homeless veterans in New Hampshire on November 18, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 2 Puzzle Lane in Newton.

SANDOWN —Rock Church Sandown (St Matthews) is having a Spaghetti Dinner on Sat., November 18, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to raise funds for their upcoming mission trip to the Gulf Coast.

PLAISTOW —The dance and open gym originally scheduled for Fri., November 10 at the Plaistow YMCA has been rescheduled to Fri., November 17 due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. The event runs from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The doors will open at 6:45P p.m. (no early drop-offs please) and admission …

EPPING —The Epping Community Church will host a Turkey Dinner on Sat., November 18. The dinner will consist of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings with a dessert of homemade pies, and of course a beverage.

EXETER —On Mon., November 20, a memorial gathering in Exeter will honor people lost to anti-transgender violence in the past year. It will take place at Phillips Church on Tan Lane in Exeter, starting at 7:00 p.m. This is an annual event organized by local trans activists. It will mirror oth…

CONCORD — UNH Professional Development and Training will host the education conference “Breaking with Tradition - Personalizing Learning for Students” on Tues., December 5 at the Grappone Center in Concord. The conference includes keynote speakers Brian Stack and Jonathan Vander Els and pres…

EPPING —Epping Garden Club will once again offer the very best quality holiday plants grown here in NH as well as fresh wreaths with or without a red bow. Members offer delivery to local businesses. All residents and non-residents will be asked to pick up these tropical beauties on the morni…

EAST KINGSTON/FREMONT —The Wreaths Across America Programs in East Kingston and Fremont offer many opportunities for community members and organizations to honor and help our veterans.

  • By Heidi Leavitt, Guidance Director

KINGSTON/NEWTON —I have been employed at Sanborn Regional High School since 2009 as the Special Education Counselor. In addition to holding a license as a clinical mental health counselor for the State of New Hampshire, I am certified as a guidance counselor in New Hampshire. I received a Ma…

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the November 2, 2017 School Board Meeting.

  • By Dottie Billbrough, Director

DANVILLE —If you are having trouble using the Healthcare.gov website, make an appointment with our Certified Application Counselor.

PORTSMOUTH —Families First is pleased to offer the following free programs in November and December. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and include free childcare. Programs require advance signup unless otherwise noted; childcare always requires advance signup.

BRENTWOOD —Thank you to everyone who came to the program with ReVision Energy about our solar array. Be sure to stop in at the library and view the monitor displaying the sun's energy at work. And a big thank you to everyone who came to the Pilgrim Church's Peace & Justice Committee's pr…

  • By Theresa Caswell, Director

NEWTON —Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast returns to the Gale Library with her presentation, “Build a Better World at Home: Simplify Your Cooking, Simplify Your Life Cooking” on Wed., November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

KINGSTON —All are welcome to attend a Benefit Raffle for Wendy German of Fremont on Fri., November 24, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Kingston Veterans Club, 36 Church Street, Kingston. A $20.00 donation gets you a chance to win the door prize. Come take a chance on great raffle prizes as you he…

  • By Michelle Hogan, Program Director & Youth Librarian

EPPING —We’ve announced the winners of the Scarecrow Contest, and now we’d like to give credit to the local businesses that kindly donated prizes. Thank you to Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine, Hair Excitement, Market Basket, The Hair Shop, Telly’s Restaurant, Popovers, 900 Degrees, Slicks Ha…