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November 15, 2012

Photo Features: November 15, 2012

Select photos from the November 15, 2012 edition of Carriage Towne News.

National Fire Prevention

The winter season brings much joy to families but also means a time to be extra cautious, especially with household candles, wood burning stoves, and a furnace that may need cleaning. National Fire Prevention Month is designed to be fire safe, make a fire escape plan, never play with matches or lighters, and in case of an emergency dial 911. Attending an Open House at the Plaistow Fire Department on Elm Street in Plaistow, are Boston Red Sox fan, Matthew Gusler (almost 3 years old), mom Jennifer Gusler, Plaistow firefighter Shawn Feeley, and Nicole Sharpe, explorer advisor. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Raymond Hosts 2012 Olympian

The Raymond Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Expo at the Raymond Middle School, 1 Stephen Batchelder Parkway, Raymond. On hand as a guest surprise was Ruben Sanca, right, 2012 Olympian 5000 meter runner of Lowell, MA, pictured with admirer Dana Wright, 12, a Sanborn Regional Middle School student. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

PACE Hears Highway Designer

The Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange, PACE, held its annual dinner meeting at the Atkinson Country Club. Special guest speaker was NH Department of Transportation Project Manager Alex Vogt, P.E. Mr. Vogt gave an update of the Plaistow/Kingston Route 125 coordinator project. Pictured are, from left, Wayne S. Besaw, president; Delta Cleaning Services, Mr. Vogt, and Phil Scarponi, Shaws Supermarket store director; both are PACE members. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

K of C Collects for Kids

The Knights of Columbus Council 9058 in Hampstead held a Jacket Drive for kids at St. Anne's Church, Emerson Avenue. Members gladly accepted clean, usable children's jackets that will be given to less fortunate girls and boys. For more information, please call Pat at 603-329-4356. Accepting the jackets are K of C members Patrick Sabia, left, and John Cussen, right. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

New Pastor

Stratham Community Church has a new pastor, the Reverend Diane Mix, as of October 28. The congregation has been blessed to have Rev. David Slater, formerly of the First Parish Congregational Church, Dover, guiding the way as interim minister, and are now thrilled welcome Rev. Mix as their permanent, settled Pastor.

The Rev. Mix brings many gifts to the ministry of the Stratham Community Church, including a deep spiritual leadership, organizational and administrative talent as well as a genuine compassion and gentle strength. Rev. Mix received a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 1990. In the years that followed, she developed an extensive ministerial background with churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Although Reverend Mix has a long and distinguished background as a minister in the United Church of Christ family, she began her adult career ministering in another capacity, as a Registered Nurse (RN). Rev. Mix's nursing background colors her approach to church ministry, strengthening her ability to support those in crisis with experience and compassion.

On a personal note, Rev. Mix is a passionate gardener who enjoys outdoor pursuits. She enjoys knitting, reading, entertaining, and is the proud owner of one cat, Dexter.

The Night Before Christmas

It's never too early to learn the “Night Before Christmas” from mom, especially as the sale of the famous book will benefit the Kimball Public Library in Atkinson. The Friends of the Library held their annual sale to help purchase new programs and equipment. Above, Cassandra Sullivan holds her son Carter Sullivan, one year young. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Creative Floral Designs

The Atkinson Garden Club hosted gifted arranger Tasha Tobin, Certified Floral Designer from the American Institute of Floral Design and a distinguished artistic judge, demonstrated her mastery of floral design by creating twelve unique arrangements. The luncheon/meeting/presentation was open to the public and held at the Atkinson Congregational Church. Greeting Mr. Tobin is Atkinson Garden Club president Kay Galloway, right. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Location

New England Asset Advisors, located at One Liberty Lane in Hampton, celebrated their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony, courtesy of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictired above, from left, are: front row - Phil McDonough, The Insurance Shoppe; Karen Willis, One Liberty Lane Catering; Frank DePeters, Partner, New England Asset Advisors; Pauline Doris, Administrative Assistant, New England Asset Advisors; Dick Trask, Partner, New England Asset Advisors; Don Marshall, Homewatch Caregivers Seacoast Region; back row - Kevin Sullivan, One Liberty Lane Catering; Dick Parker, Chamber Ambassador; Krysta Seckendorf, Exeter Area Chamber Marketing and Events Director; Mike Schidlovsky, Exeter Area Chamber President; Keri Hevner, Exeter Area Chamber Intern. The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of approximately 500 businesses working together to enhance the business climate and quality of life in towns of Brentwood, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Kensington, Raymond and Stratham. For membership information, call 603-772-2411 or email membership@exeterarea.org.

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