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May 30, 2013

Photo Features: May 30, 2013

Select photos from the May 30, 2013 edition of Carriage Towne News.

Parents Given High Grades

The Timberlane Regional Music Department hosted several concerts at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center for the enjoyment of the public. Music Director John Mainella paused during a performance to give extreme credit to all parents, grandparents, and guardians, for they are the backbone of the success of these young men and women singers and musicians, for their encouragement, being there when needed, and showing them the way to be successful adults. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Neighbors Helping Newborns

The Exeter Woman's Club recently held its annual “Neighbors Helping Newborns Shower”. Over 250 items, purchased and hand knit, were collected and presented to Donna Drapeau, President of NHN, and to Ella Jackson and Diane Voss, volunteers with the organization.

NHN is a non-profit charity located in Windham, that provides comforts and necessitoies to premature and newborn babies. It was created twelve years ago by a mother who had lost an infant at birth and felt a need to help new parents. Layettes are packaged and given to families in financial crisis. The group which meets monthly also sews bereavement items for babies who do not survive.

Donna shared with the club the number of hospitals served in 2012 (9); layettes donated (436); hats knit or purchased (1,745); flannel squares called lovies for parents of premature infants (1,034); quilts (235); blankets (351), plus onesies and sweaters as well as 245 fabric Christmas stockings into which babies are swaddled and presented to their parents.

For more information, please contact Neighbors Helping Newborns at www.newborns.org or Exeter Woman's Club at 778-0775.

Shown above, left to right, are Lynne Green and Mary Jo Briselden of EWC, and Donna Drapeau and Diane Voss of NHN.

Survivor LED Streamlights

Thirty-five Plaistow Firefighters received ultra-modern lightweight/hands free Survivor LED streamlight flashlights with spare battery packs, courtesy of the Plaistow Lions Club and Plaistow Fish and Game Club. Giving the units at no charge to the department was the brainchild of Robert Chooljian, second from right, a member of both the fire department and Fish and Game Club. From left, Jamie Bezanson, lion president; Frank Dennis, Fish and Game president; Fire Chief John McArdle, Bob Chooljian and firefighter Shawn Feeley. As a postscript, the Plaistow Firemens Association will host a benefit 18-hole Golf Tournament on September 14 at Granite Fields Golf Course in Kingston. It’s not too early to mark your calendar! (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

The Final Touch

Volunteer Patricia Janke of Kensington, pictured, puts the final coat of paint on the trim inside the new addition to the First Congregational Church on Church Street in Kingston. Patricia is no stranger to a brush as she had her own paint and wallpaper business in Chicago. Her husband Jim Janke, a retired electrical contractor, also volunteered his trade skills. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Welcome to Our Church Family

The First Congregational Church of Kensington United Church of Christ, 108 Amesbury Road in picturesque Kensington, above, has opened its doors to those looking for a church home. Worship services begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays with Rev. Pam Spain, pastor. “No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.”

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

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