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June 19, 2014

Photo Features: June 19, 2014

Select photos from the June 19, 2014 edition of Carriage Towne News.

Family Fun with Hampstead Lions

It was all smiles and a great day for the Troy family of Hudson, as they attended the annual Hampstead Lions Club all-you-can-eat (fluffy and light) near-famous Pancake Breakfast. The popular event also provided craft tables for children. Pictured are, Jackson, 4, Liam, 3, Genevieve, 4 (Jackson and Genevieve are proud twins), dad Tim, and mom Danielle. Danielle is originally from Hampstead and comes back to her roots for many family events. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

‘Light on the Hill’

“We are a ‘Light on the Hill’ inviting all God’s children to share together the gift of God’s love with one another.” Rev. Paul H. Dionne, pastor invites you to Atkinson Congregational Church, located at 101 Main Street in Atkinson. The church was founded in 1772. For information, call 603-362-5519.  (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

Sale at Kensington Grange

The John F. Gill Hall at the Kensington Grange was open to the public for their annual book sale, plant sale, and Kensington historic memorabilia. Gathering “a ton” of favorites are Lauri Murphy, and daughter Sarah Murphy, 9, of Kensington. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

Scouts Observe Memorial Day

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 13 of Danville, participated in Danville's Memorial Day Parade and Observance.  As part of the Observance, the Scouts demonstrated the proper method for folding the American Flag.  For more information about Boy Scout Troop 13, please call 603-382-5927.

Garden of the Month

Congratulations to Linda and Phillip Sansone, May’s recipients of the Atkinson Garden Club’s Garden of the Month Award!

For twenty-nine years, the Sansones have resided at their 23 Knightland Road home, transforming their property from one overabundant in boulders and stones and overgrown with shrubs and trees, to a delightful parcel brimming with island gardens and flowing pathways featuring flowering trees and bushes, annuals, perennials and kitchen herbs.  Many of the stones cleared from the front yard were used by Mr. Sansone to create the many garden borders and frame the flowing walkways and paths that invite visitors (and grandchildren with Tonka trucks!) to meander and discover hidden delights. 

Window boxes on the Sansone’s home are filled with bright pink geraniums, complemented by low growing light and hot pink scented geraniums and marmalade azaleas. Island gardens abound with white and pink rhododendrons, pastel peonies, bleeding hearts, purple Jacobs ladder, hydrangea and fragrant lilacs. Shasta daisies, summer phlox, coneflowers and cosmos are some of the annuals potted up in artfully placed pots and urns.

Birds and bees flock to their gardens, and Mrs. Sansone attributes much of this to their no pesticide policy – constant care and watchfulness, weeding and watering to reduce plant stress, and mulch from their grass clippings and appropriate kitchen scraps are their no chemical alternative.   Cucumbers, scallions and spinach are among the cool weather vegetables thriving at the moment, along with clumps of basil, oregano and rosemary.  In the Sansone’s “orphan gardens” are all the plants and seedlings which never quite took off or fit in with their initial placement, and as a testament to Linda and Phillips successful fostering, they are thriving splendidly!

Shown above are Linda and Phillip Sansone, along with their grandson, Ryan, who is proud to have his grandparents accept their Garden of the Month Award!

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