, Kingston, NH

March 28, 2013

People on the Move

Carriage Towne News

---- — Empower Martial Arts, located on Puzzle Lane in Newton, held its first annual fundraiser and vender event in December. It was a wonderful event with venders, local Girl Scout nail painting, and lots of great raffles. The total raised was $625.00 for the Newton Food Pantry. The staff appreciates everyone who came out and supported the event, which helped many local families. They hope to see you at the next event in the spring of 2013.

The League of NH Craftsmen represents the signature of excellence in fine craft through the work of nearly 800 juried members. This fall, ten craftsmen went through the League’s jury process for membership and met the League’s rigorous standards for creativity, innovation, and technical expertise. New local members include: Juried in Clay: Wendy Jackson of Newton makes functional pottery that features several layers of colored slip on the surface and lively sgraffito images of sea turtles, tree silhouettes, butterflies and stringed instruments. Juried in Carving: Terri Talas of Exeter carves sculptures and pendants out of fossilized wooly mammoth ivory, most of which averages 30,000 years old, and naturally shed caribou antler and buffalo bone and horn. As juried members, these craftspeople now have the opportunity to participate in events such as the annual Craftsmen’s Fair, NH Open Doors, and the League’s rotating Gallery exhibitions, and can sell their work in the League’s seven retail galleries located statewide.

Community Home Solutions, a local non-profit, offers free assistance for individuals and families in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. Community Home Solutions has two HUD certified staff on hand, Ellen and Fran Chase, (there are only seven total HUD certified counselors in the state!) available to assist with loan modifications in which a client could re-modify their loan into an affordable mortgage, therefore saving and staying in their home. Community Home Solutions is located at 14 New Zealand Road in Seabrook. For more information, call 603-474-7449.

Marine Corps Pvt. Anna E. Hanides, daughter of Karen J. Hanides of Hampstead, recently completed the Basic Electrician’s Course. During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C. , students receive instruction on the repair and maintenance of generators, transformers and power lines. In addition to the mechanical skills involved, studies also include circuitry, electrical theory and related safety procedures. Hanides is a 2010 graduate of Pinkerton Academy of Derry.

The Physicians of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics are pleased to announce the addition of Heather B. Kaiser, PA-C, to their practice. Heather is a Physician Assistant that joins Access Sports Medicine after completing her Master of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. Heather has training in the assist of both orthopedic and general surgery as well as family medicine. For more information or to make an appointment, call 603-775-7575 or visit

International Cars, Ltd. (ICL) and its family of dealerships, including Honda North, Dover Honda, Dover Chevrolet, Audi Stratham and Porsche of Stratham, proudly presented a donation of $15,000 to Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, located in Haverhill, MA. To commemorate “Veterans Appreciation Month”, ICL dealerships donated $100 from every vehicle sold to the Center and its programs addressing the needs of veterans and their families throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition to donating $100 per vehicle, ICL also offered employee pricing to all veterans and active duty military members throughout the month of November.

The Palace Theatre has announced it is a recipient of a $41,042 grant award from the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation for a new orchestra pit cover. The Hunt Foundation, located in Manchester, was created for general charitable purposes. The latest gift to the Palace Theatre Trust will be used to support the purchase and installation of a new orchestra pit cover that will replace an out-of-date, heavy, wooden pit with limited functions. The replacement pit cover will provide the Palace stage with a safer surface and increased design capabilities. Built in 1914, the Palace Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Palace Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program and presenting acts. Visit