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February 20, 2014

People on the Move: February 20, 2014

The newest addition from Arcadia Publishing is “Sandown” from local authors Arlene F. Bassett and Barbara A. Lachance. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by in this New Hampshire town. Established in 1756, the Town of Sandown, has a rich history of hardworking men and women who farmed the land and set up shoe shops, lumber mills, blacksmith shops and taverns.

The Governor and Executive Council met on November 6, 2013 at the State House, Concord, and considered an agenda of approximately 131 items. The following local individuals from District 3 were nominated by Governor Hassan to serve on Boards and Commissions: Raymond R. Donald, Kingston, to the Air Resources Council; Phillip H. Utter, Exeter, to the Judicial Council; and Yvonne M. Vissing, Chester, to the Juvenile Parole Board.

Core Physicians is pleased to announce a new relationship with Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), which brings pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric cardiology services to local patients. For more information about pediatric cardiology and pediatric gastroenterology services available in Exeter, call 603-695-2745 or visit chadkids.org.

Ten winning tickets for the “By Land, Air & Sea” raffle for Veterans Count Seacoast, a program of Easter Seals NH, were pulled at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in recognition of Veterans Day. The raffle tickets, which have been sold by Veterans Count board members and volunteers since spring of this year, raised $40,000 to benefit veterans, service members and their families who are served by Veterans Count. The lucky winners, pulled by Veterans Count clients Lynn and Richard Mariello, were: Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle ($20,000): M. Falzone, North Hampton; ACE-TEC stand up paddleboard package ($2,000): Daniel Sullivan, Exeter; Yukon FX off-road bicycle ($2,000): Russell Doyle, Hampton; Four $500 Kittery Trading Post gift cards: Theresa Desfosses, Old Orchard Beach, ME, Jack LeVie, Gloucester, MA, Mark Galvin, Rye, Dylan Frenell, Stratham; Flying Lessons ($300): Scott Jennato, Bedford; and two $300 cash prizes: Allan Johnson, Fairfax Station, VA, and Dan Zibaitis, Melrose, MA. For more information about upcoming Veterans Count fundraising events, or to make a donation, please visit www.vetscount.org.

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  • SRMS Athletes of the Year

    Sandy Rutherford, Principal of Sanborn Regional Middle School (center) recently recognized Gabrielle Morton (left) and Chris Hanna (right) as Student Athletes of the Year.

    SRMS Athletes of the Year Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • Pastor to Retire

    Rev. Paul H. Dionne, pictured, pastor of the Atkinson Congregational Church, has announced his retirement. Pastor Dionne has been active in the ministry for thirty years, with fifteen of those years being served in Atkinson. The search process for a new pastor has begun.

    Pastor to Retire Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • Honoring Our Heros

    Honoring our heroes was the icing on the cake for Holly Blanchard, Miss Greater Plaistow (second from left) and Brittany Morgan Dube, Miss Rockingham County (far right). They had the pleasure to be with two of the finest men at the bandstand: Mr. Ray Jeffrey (above left) who served in Okinawa, and Mr. Thomas Cullen (above right), who served during D Day. The ladies stated it was an honor and a privilege to stand beside these special veterans at the Old Home Days Parade on June 25 in Plaistow.

    Honoring Our Heros Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • ARC Award

    Larry LeGault of Kingston was recognized for celebrating his 20th anniversary working at the Northeast Arc in the maintenance department. The Arc’s entire senior staff came out to congratulate LeGault on this milestone. Pictured above, from left, Jerry McCarthy, CEO, Northeast Arc, Tim Brown, Director, Day Services Division, JoAnne Wahl, Director, Residential Division, LeGault, Joanne Plourde, COO, Gary Penniman, CFO, and Louann Larson, Director, Family Support Division.

    ARC Award Posted 20 days ago 1 Photo
  • Volunteer of the Year

    Atkinson Academy Elementary School has named its Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Timberlane Regional High School graduate Ashley Higham, right, received the award from teacher Meredith Bastien, pictured left. Ashley volunteered her services three days a week for two hours in 5-K Intensive Needs classes during the school year.

    Volunteer of the Year Updated 20 days ago 1 Photo
  • Golf Outing Nets Over $10,000 Posted 20 days ago
  • July 25, 2014
  • Volunteer of the Year

    Atkinson Academy Elementary School has named its Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Timberlane Regional High School graduate Ashley Higham, right, received the award from teacher Meredith Bastien, pictured left. Ashley volunteered her services three days a week for two hours in 5-K Intensive Needs classes during the school year.

    Volunteer of the Year Posted 26 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 22, 2014
  • Kingston Artist Participates in Exhibit

    NEWBURYPORT, MA —Mary Carolyn Webber of Kingston will present her monotype paintings at the Newburyport Art Association, located at 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA. The Opening Reception will be held on Fri., August 1, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through August 10. Other artists in the show include: Patty de Grandpre, Kate Higley, Muriel Angelil, Mary Tuttle, Kate Hanlon, Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy, Ila Cox, Susan Dosick, Susan Jaworski-Stranc, Mary Arthur Pollak, and Jim Tinguely. For more information, call 978-465-8769, or visit www.newburyportart.org.

    Kingston Artist Participates in Exhibit Posted 29 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 11, 2014
  • Chief Stephen Savage Honored.

    The new Plaistow Police Department Training Facility was named for veteran Police Chief Stephen Savage, insert, the town’ longest-serving Chief. Several area police departments will be utilizing the modern facility.

    Chief Stephen Savage Honored Posted 40 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 3, 2014
  • People on the Move Posted 48 days ago

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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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