Select photos from the January 24, 2013 edition of Carriage Towne News.
Senior Center Does It All
Talk about one stop shopping (so to speak) and then some. The Vic Geary Senior Center, located at 18 Greenough Road in Plaistow, has a handicapped ramp for those who would like to be with friends or meet new ones for computer lessons, bingo, card playing, foot clinics, knitting, and many other activities. The center is also home to the Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels program, which provides 30-50 meals at the center and 150 meals delivered to seniors’ homes Monday through Friday. Also, the Plaistow Lions Club and the Vic Geary Senior Center has the following medical supplies that are free for anyone that can use them: wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, bath and shower seats, toilet safety seats, neck pillows, and raised toilet seats. The Vic Geary Senior Center serves the towns of Atkinson, Danville, Hampstead, Kingston, East Kingston, Newton, Newton Junction, Plaistow and Sandown. For more information, call either Tom Ingham, 603-382-5309 or Joyce at Vic Geary, 603-382-9276.
Photos from left, Emily Low, site manager for Meals on Wheels, is shown with some of the free medical supplies, first come – first served. At right, Kingston resident John Clifford is one of the many dedicated volunteers that helps with lunch set-ups, serves meals, and does the clean up chores; his friends call him “John of all Trades”. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)
Each year before Christmas vacation, Atkinson Police Department delivers candy canes to all students at Atkinson Academy (450+ students). Making the 2012 special delivery are from left, Officer Scott Anderson, Chief Consentino, and Officer Nick Fiset.
Food Bank Donation
The Kingston Masonic Lodge recently donated a check for $250.00 to the Newton Food Bank. Presenting the check to Tina O'Rourke, Welfare Agent for Newton is Secretary Paul Szot from the Kingston Lodge.
New Officers for Sandown Garden Club
The Sandown Garden Club recently held its annual Christmas Party and welcomed new officers for 2013. Pictured from left are Audrey Vargish (President), Marilyn Easton, Fran Rosenau (Treasurer), Barbara Finch (Vice President), Sue Gleason, June McNally and Dale Dumphy (Historian). Not pictured Kathy Dennis (Membership).
The Sandown Garden Club plans a variety of exciting activities for this coming year including presentations on Night Gardens, Photography, the Natural Communities of NH and medicinal herbs. There will be field trips to garden Centers, a private butterfly garden and a mushroom walk plus tours of members’ gardens. Plans are already taking shape for the annual Plant Sale, Old Home Days Celebration and Plant Swap. The Club participates in roadside cleanups, maintaining gardens around town and a holiday decoration workshop. Other activities, field trips, and social gatherings occur throughout the year.
The Sandown Garden Club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Most meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7pm in the Sandown Recreation Center. New members are always welcome and being a Sandown resident is not required. If you would like more information on membership and upcoming events, please contact Kathy at 603-382-3703 or Audrey at 603-887-3743. Be sure to visit their website at www.sandowngardenclub.org.
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