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October 4, 2012

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Church Sale Benefit Fuel Costs

Tigger the Tiger was one of the giant stuffed animals that attracted young Tyler Inferrere, 4, and mom Courtney Inferrere, during the community “Next to New Sale” held at the East Hampstead Union Church. Highlights were other items for sale, including: furniture, linens, decorations, electronics, rugs, glassware and more. Proceeds will benefit the church Operating Fund and the heating costs. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Shrimp Jambalaya Chef

Newton's Gale Public Library hosted local professional Chef Arnold Joy, above, a resident of Newton, for an evening of cooking. Chef Joy is a certified by the American Culinary Federation, has been a teacher of culinary arts in high schools in Mass and NH, as well as at college level at McIntosh Atlantic Culinary Academy. He has an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Learning the art of making chicken and sausage filè gumbo are, from left, Mary Miller, April Miller, and Nicole Briggs. (CTN photo by Larry Kennnedy)

Meeting House: Danville's Crown Jewel

An Old Home Day celebration has been a tradition in Danville since 1911, when the fourth Sunday in August was designated by the Olde Meeting House Association as the day former Danville residents were encouraged to return home and visit with old friends. A church service would be held in the Old Meeting House with refreshments following in the rear courtyard. As years passed and lifestyles changed, the Association felt that the program would be greatly enhanced by offering entertainment, reenactments, and yet retain the original parameters set forth by the founding fathers. With the Old Meeting House, “Danville's Crown Jewel”, as venue, 2012 is the first year of what we expect will become a new annual tradition for families in Danville. The history of Old Home Day was offered by Bill Gard, right, president of Danville Historic Society and at left, Danville Boy Scouts raise the American flag to begin the day-long festivities. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Meet and Greet

It’s not every day you get to meet the first President of the United States. Conrad Fortin had that privilege during the 22nd annual American Independence Festival held in Exeter. Portraying George Washington is Rev. George Moore of Newton. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

9/11 Prayer Service

Knights of Columbus Council #6850 and Assembly #2644 of St. Joseph Parish in Epping, held their 5th annual 9/11 Memorial Service. The 4th Degree members escorted in Pastor Von DeRosia and K of C Assistant State Chaplain Rev. Robert Smolley before Mass. Organist and choir played patriotic music. After Mass, FNN John Ste. Marie acted as MC. Candles were lit for the Twin Towers, Pentagon, Pennsylvania plane crash, Police, Firefighters, First Responders, Knights of Columbus, Military, and Peace. These were lit by members of each organization.

This year, a candle was also lit for all of the Boatlifters. Many boats came together that day to rescue the nearly 500,000 New Yorkers from the World Trade Center site. It was the largest boatlift ever to have happened.

The Knights of Columbus State Officers present were: State Deputy Joel Plante and wife Vicki, Past State Deputy Ed McCann and wife Sandy, Past State Deputy Ed Mele and wife Anna, State Warden Glenn Camley and wife Joleen and State Treaurer and District Color Corp Commander Wayne Griffin. Each took part in the ceremony, along with the 4th Degree members in Regalia. Before the ceremony was over, each member of the congregation placed a red, white or blue carnation on the memorial.

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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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