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May 1, 2014

Photo Features: May 1, 2014

Select photos from the May 1, 2014 edition of Carriage Towne News.

14th Annual Pops Concert

The Timberlane Community Band and Volare Jazz Band presented “The Sounds of the 40’s” as the musical program for their 14th annual Spring POPS Concert, Dinner, and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the musical revue will benefit the Timberlane Community Band Scholarship Fund and Timberlane Performing Arts Center. Top photo, from left, clockwise, selling raffle tickets with a cause are, Jillian Singer, Laura Boudreau, Madison Walsh, and Amy Clark. Capturing the moments on camera is Molly Markins, while Kurt Schweiss, conducts the band. At the buffet table and enjoying the evening are, Nancy Woodworth, and Nikki Shawley. Plaistow Fire Chief John McArdle danced to the music with family members, left, Erin, Maureen, and Judy McArdle. The evening was a tremendous success. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Appeal for Towels, Blankets

Newton’s Animal Control officer Kimberly Mears, ACO, left, has made a general public appeal for your help. The Newton Animal Shelter is in great need of clean towels, facecloths, sheets, and blankets. These items are used for emergency situations (car accidents, fires, etc.) involving animals dropped off, or picked up by the ACO. Items may be left at the town clerk’s office, or call the clerk for more information at 603-382-4096, ext.12. Pictured with Ms. Mears are Filomena Morton, and her daughter Gabrielle Morton, 13, holding Sea-Sea, 7 years young.  (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Hannaford Supports Children’s Fund

At their Grand Opening on March 8th, the newly opened Hannaford, located at 141 Portsmouth Avenue in Exeter, donated $2,500 to Exeter Area Chamber Children’s Fund.  The Chamber Children’s Fund provides assistance to needy families in the Exeter area for warm clothing and bedding.  In 2013, the fund distributed over $52,000 to needy families, assisting 496 children from 224 families.  Money for the fund was raised through local fundraising efforts such as Festival of Trees and Kandlepins for Kids, as well as donations like the one provided by Hannaford. 

The Chamber Children’s Fund is a duly authorized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Hampshire under the auspices of the Exeter Area Charitable Foundation. For more information on the Chamber Children’s Fund, please contact Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-772-2411

Pictyred above, from left, are: Christine Souter, Chamber Children’s Fund; Karen Drapaniotis, Chamber Children’s Fund; Bill McGlincey, Store Manager – Hannaford Exeter; Dick Morin, Director of Operations – Hannaford Dist. 6; and Heather Paquette, VP of Eastern Division – Hannaford.

Atkinson Energy Fair

The second annual Greater Atkinson Energy Fair was held at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street. Organizations and vendors with information, products, and advice on heating, cooling, lighting, fuel choice, solar, renewable energy, innovative equipment, and all aspects of energy efficiency for your home or small business were well represented. Pictured are Ellyn Murphy, Town of Atkinson Energy Commission, and Rick O’Donnell, project manager with Dr. Energy Saver Home Service, Salem.  (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Fire Association Hosts Dinner

Save the date. The Plaistow Firemen’s Association will host its annual “Just Like Mom’s” Spaghetti Dinner on Sun., May 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The dinner will be served in the Plaistow Fire Station, located at 27 Elm Street. It’s all-you-can-eat with takeout available. Popular firefighter/chef Shawn Feeley, above, will be dishing out a personal creation. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Stars Shine at Performing Arts

Music In Our Schools Month was celebrated by the Timberlane Regional Music Department and held at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center, Greenough Road in Plaistow. Top photo, Director Susan Howard leads the seventh grade chorus in “Like an Eagle”, and bottom photo highlights the Boys Advisory Chorus, directed by William Metevier, seated left. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Greetings from Project Hope

The 5th annual Project Hope (Strut for a Cure) fashion show was held at the Timberlane Regional High School. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation, and families from the Timberlane District who have been impacted by cancer. Offering greetings of hope as you entered the school for this successful event are, from left, Samantha Powell, Kiara Shaeffer, and Makenvie Levesque. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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