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November 29, 2012

Photo Features: November 29, 2012

Select photos from the November 29, 2012 edition of Carriage Towne News.

The Sounds of Music

The Rockingham Choral Society will again perform in December with a date and time to be announced, which will appear in the Carriage Towne News. The public will be invited to join this heartwarming experience. The Society is celebrating its 55th Anniversary and will be accompanied by the sweet sounds of the organ and piano. The group has approximately sixty men and women voices from Southern New Hampshire and the Seacoast area. The church is located on East Road in Hampstead. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Garden Club Great Beginnings

The holiday season is a great time to be thinking of joining the Sandown Garden Club. Members are always looking for others to join the active club with new and fresh ideas. Club members June McNally, left, and Marilyn Eaton, right, check out the items in the sale baskets including gloves, tools, and other useful gardening items. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Newton Historical Society

The Newton Historical Society hosted its annual social event of the year at the Newton office of Merrimac Savings Bank, Main Street, Newton. Attending were, from left, Nancy Wrigley, town administrator; Rick Fortin, society member; Bill Landry, historical president; and Kathy Meserve, member. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)



"The Sounds of Christmas"

Don’t get caught in the hustle and bustle of Christmas without putting the Voices of Distinction on your holiday calendar!  “Peace on Earth…the Sounds of Christmas” is preparing to make a splash on the holiday scene on December 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m., at Kingston’s Church on the Plains.  Walk into the 1878 “Church on the Plains”, 151 Main Street, and be transformed as an evening of peace and tranquility unfolds with the choral sounds of Christmas resonating amidst the sacred walls of this architectural jewel.  Advanced tickets are available at The Right Cut in Kingston, or at the Northstar Music Centre in Plaistow.  For further information, visit or call 603-642-5262. Pictured above is musical director Danny Smith of Kingston. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Starbuck is Picture Perfect

Fremont 4-H Club members of the Peppermint Ponies group meet at 370 North Road in Fremont to learn about horses like “Starbuck” (pictured) and many other skills. The girls and boys that attend are also offered scholarships. For additional information, call 603-303-1584.

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