, Kingston, NH


January 10, 2013

People on the Move

The Treasure Chest is now open. Located in the refurbished old bank in Center Plaza, 10 Main Street in Hampstead, this delightful shop offers a variety of items not previously available under one roof in this area. Its serendipity is charming, and shoppers will find high quality antiques, old and new collectibles, floral arrangements, gifts, crafts, accessories, jewelry, decorations and party items. In addition to offering crafts and art produced by regional artists as well as retail gifts, The Treasure Chest will serve as an “exchange” of gently-used better-quality consignment clothing and furnishings from all over the region. For additional information, call 603-329-7077.

Navy Seaman Recruit Bernard L. Hutchinson, Jr, son of Kelly J. and Bernard L. Hutchinson of Epping, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Hutchinson is a 2012 graduate of Epping High School.

Sue Brusa, Atkinson, a Presidential Silver Ambassador with Reliv International, has been providing better health to many people over the past 21 years. With patented formulas in a powdered formulation, these products have literally given thousands of people a better quality of life and a home based business opportunity if that’s what they are looking for. If you would like to know more about Reliv, please contact Sue at 603-362-5443 or sue@

Exeter resident and Martial Arts School owner, Christina Hardy, is being inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Hall of Heroes. Christina is the founder of NH Martial Arts Academy, and has been teaching Tae Kwon Do to area residents for twenty years.

Community Auditions, New England’s multi Emmy Award winning entertainment TV talent show, awarded Breanne Mullen her second Star of the Day. The East Hampstead native sang an original song called “Shades of Gray.” In fact right now she is in the middle of writing and recording a CD that will feature all original songs. For more information, visit

The Physicians of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics and Access Walk-In Injury Clinic are pleased to announce the addition of Joyce E. Agarwal, APRN, FNP-BC, to their practice. Joyce is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in emergency medicine, orthopedics and family practice. The Physicians of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics are pleased to announce the addition of Anthony S. Curro, PA-C, to their practice. Tony is a Physician Assistant with experience in both orthopedics and family medicine. For more information or to make an appointment, call 603-775-7575 or visit

Lisa Ganem, President, Home Instead Senior Care of Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire was recently honored with the New Hampshire Business Review 2012 Business Excellence Award in Health Care. This distinguished award was given in recognition of Home Instead’s inspiring example of business success in New Hampshire, and for the company’s initiative, industriousness and strong commitment to serving communities in Seacoast and Southern NH.

Kristina George of Northstar Financial Planning, Inc. of Windham, recently attended two days of Collaborative Law training. Collaborative Law, most commonly used nationwide in the resolution of divorces and other disputes, is a growing practice in New Hampshire’s current climate of shrinking budgets and court closures. Collaborative Law is a non court method of resolving disputes privately with the help of trained professionals without the expense of court. For more information, visit the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals at or

Karen Kay, the Director of the Sports Performance Program at Access Acceleration was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame in November at the 18th annual Induction ceremony and dinner at Lombardo’s in Randolph, MA. Coach Kay currently serves as the Director of the Sports Performance program at Access Acceleration and Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. She specializes in working with athletes recovering from injury and helps to condition them to return to sport or full activity at a competitive level. Kay also oversees the Athletic Training program at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics which provides trainer and medical coverage for eight area high schools. For more information, visit


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  • 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 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • 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

    Kingston Artist Participates in Exhibit Posted 8 days ago 1 Photo
  • 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 19 days ago 1 Photo
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    File photo Electra Alessio receives a business award on behalf of Carriage Towne News from the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2004. Chamber president Joe Bevilacqua, right, and Jeffrey Butland of the U.S. Small Business Administration make the presentation.

    Saluting the force behind Carriage Towne Posted 62 days ago 5 Photos
  • Masons Donate to Seacoast

    Gideon Masonic Lodge No. 84 of Kingston, made a substantial donation to three students from the Seacoast School of Technology of Exeter, during a fundraiser held at the lodge on Church St., in Kingston. The young men (all welders), will represent the State of NH in the National Skills Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured above, from left, are: Linda Murray, parent advisor; Tim Lavelle. Gideon Lodge secretary; and the three technology students: Tiger Thongchanh, Jeremy Claar, and Ryan Murray.

    Masons Donate to Seacoast Updated 49 days ago 1 Photo
  • Family of the Year

    At the 115th annual Knights of Columbus Convention, held at the Radison Hotel in Nashua, Ron and Nancy Metevier from Council #6850 in Epping, were awarded the 2013-2014 Family of the Year. Pictured with them is the Very Rev. Agapit Jean Jr., the State Champlain for the K of C (also a member of Council #6850).

    Family of the Year Updated 49 days ago 1 Photo

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  • Velma J. Reid

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