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May 9, 2013

People on the Move: May 9, 2013

In their efforts to purchase and restore the Ioka Theater, the Exeter Theater Company (ETC) hit the new year running, assembling a team of highly regarded experts to advise them on the construction, design, and financial management of the theater. Nicole Martineau of TMS Architects in Portsmouth has stepped in to donate her time and talent, converting former Exeter Theater Company board chair John Merkle’s conceptual drawings into working floor plans. Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Builders in Newmarket is leading efforts to review the designs and estimates by various contractors and engineers with the goal of reducing renovation costs. Bob Greene, CFO at Next Level Now in Portsmouth is creating cash flow projections and an updated operating budget based on preliminary financial information developed by Exeter Theater Company members: Marcia Van Dyke, Emily Meehan, Roger Goun, and Trevor Bartlett. Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs in Exeter, examined the historic paint records and evidence and created color palettes for the main theater and lobby. Common Man Restaurants owner, Alex Ray has invited the Exeter Theater Company board to tour The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, a similar sized venue as the Ioka which he operates in Plymouth. Business plans and designs are available for download at exetertheater.org.

Bill Beauchesne, CPA, MST, of Brentwood, has been named tax principal at the Manchester office of Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation’s top 200 accounting and consulting firms. Beauchesne, who joined the firm in 2002 after several years at a Big 4 firm in Boston, is a specialist in partnership and LLC taxation. He provides tax services to corporate and individual clients, and has built a successful practice within a variety of industries. Beauchesne earned B.S. degrees in accounting and management information systems from Boston College, and a M.S. in taxation from Northeastern University. A 2009 graduate of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Beauchesne’s community involvement includes officer posts with the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce, the Exeter Area Charitable Foundation and the Manchester Historic Association.

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Newsmakers
  • 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 19 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 19 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 25 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 28 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 39 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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