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July 12, 2012

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Select photos from the July 12, 2012 Carriage Towne News.

Surge in Volunteerism

The South Hampton Fire Department has had a surge in volunteer men and women ready to dedicate themselves to their town, families and neighbors. They'll work alongside of the regular firefighters and some will go to school to become emergency medical technicians (EMT's). Eight residents have already begun first responder training and two have completed EMT training. Fire officers are quick to point out that the team hse made renovations to the station and made fire training props thanks to the generosity of C.P. Lumber and Jackson Lumber. Firefighters include, front left: Andrew Person, T.J. Poussard, Rob Hughes, David Olsen, Ashley Spencer, Kraig Pilon, Zach Eaton, and Dan Stolworthy. Standing, from left, are: Lt. Gordon Wills, Bob Moore, department mechanic, Fred Kozacka, department coordinator, Bill Hefler, Craig Campbell, Albert Kozacka, and Matt Lazor. Several other firefighters are missing from the photo. For more information or anyone wishing to join the fire department, please call Fred Kozacka at 603-571-0367. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Summer Sign Says Success

Rusty Simmons, above, manager of Arjay Hardware, 55 Lincoln Street, Exeter, points to his ‘silent salesman”, a sign, that brings a lot of smiles outside the popular facility. Rusty said they have an employee that thinks them up, but this one is so'll stay for awhile. At Arjay, “Spring is finally here, and we're so happy we wet our plants!” (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Helping St. Jude Council

Michael DaSilva and son Noah DaSilva, 1, gladly gave to the Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council No.6617 annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser. The tootsie roll drive helps children in schools and other facilities. At left is volunteer David Ford, representing the Haverhill Clubhouse. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Roses are Red

Friends of the Kimball Library held their annual Book 'n Bake Sale at the library on Academy Avenue in Atkinson. Proceeds from the popular event will go towards new resources in the children's area. Above, looking at the vast selection of books is Rosemary Elder, founder of Roses are Red Books of Haverhill, MA. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Yarn Club at Gale

A few members of the Yarn Club at the Gale Library in Newton are pictured above as they work on various knitting projects. The library’s Yarn Club meets each Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Come and share an afternoon with good company and enjoy a delicious snack too!

Library Entertainer

Kingston's new library is alive and well on Church Street in Kingston where K. Eilkus, above, entertained during the four-day Community Celebration and Library Dedication event. He is also an entertainer at the Sad Cafe in Plaistow. Some of the library's new features include: an expanded Children's Library including a dedicated story hour and activity space, a special interest area for teens and young adults, comfortable places to read as well as numerous quiet study areas, and public programming and meeting space for both small and large groups. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Saturday of Service

A rainy June Saturday found 40 young and old volunteers from the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter outdoors.  They planted bushes and flowers, prepared a vegetable garden, and collected debris on the beach.  This was the first “Saturday of Service” planned by the Outreach Committee in support of local community groups that provide important services in our area.

Perennials and bushes were planted at the newly opened Exeter Community Assistance Center on Lincoln Street and a vegetable patch prepared for Seacoast Family Promise families to complete.  The beach cleanup yielded 35 pounds of trash.

A final project, staining 19 benches on Swasey Parkway, was completed after a short rain delay. The Swasey Parkway Board of Trustees, Jay Perkins, Ruthanne Rogers, and Gerry Hamel, have supported this project.  Hamel, a home renovations contractor, has worked with the Outreach Committee and shared his expertise.  Exeter Paint on Portsmouth Avenue generously donated stain and supplies for the project.

Pictured above is the James Family (Jeremy, Sarah and Nathan) planting bushes at the Community Assistance Center in Exeter with its Director, Cleo Gastonguay in the background.

Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the Fremont Knights AAA Baseball team for winning the Round Robin Tournament, which finished on June 23. The Knights had been working hard all season, which began in early April. Also, the teams sends a special thank you to all parents, friends, and family who supported the team during the regular season and during the tournament. Pictured above, front row, kneeling: Assistant Coach Tim Bonagura, Lucas Howard, Bryce Gregory, Nolan Duquette, Ian Frazier, Head Coach Bill Duquette; back row, standing: Timmy Bonagura, Oliver Soares, Colin Grenier, Tyler Lovely, Daniel Warren; standing in back: Assistant Coach Chuck Howard. Missing from photo is Marcos McLaughlin.

What A Catch

Young Noah Lee, 9, stands proudly with his first (Rainbow Trout) catch of the morning at the annual Kids Fishing Day, hosted by the Sandown Conservation Commission. The event was held at Sal's Pond, Route 121A in Sandown. Veteran commissioner member Brian Butler, above left, always has as much fun at this event as the boys and girls. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Club Holds Annual Plant Sale

The Fremont Garden Club held its annual Plant Sale on May 19, at the Fremont Safety Complex.  Club members say thanks to the wonderful workers and to the wonderful residents who donated plants for the sale At this event, outgoing Club President, Mary Kaltenbach was presented with a parting gift from all of the members, along with best wishes in her new endeavors  as District IV Director and Website Director for the New Hampshire Garden Clubs, Inc., New England Region. The club also says thanks to the local nurseries who donated beautiful plants for their raffles:  Freshwater Farms, E. Hampstead; Granite State Nursery, Brentwood; and Pawtuckaway Nurseries of Lee.  Club members are pictured above.

Grandpa's Special Roadster

George Kulzelman, pictured left, of Atkinson, has a special place in his heart for this 1931 Flat 4, 58 HP, deluxe roadster convertible, originally owned by his grandfather Ralph Enos. The car has always been a hit at the annual Antique Car & Truck Show, hosted by the Atkinson Fire Department and Atkinson Lions Club, which will again be held on and around the common. Pictured with George is friend Jim Chasse, professional wedding photographer. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Camp Lincoln is 2012 Business of the Year

The Southern District YMCA/Camp Lincoln received the Business of the Year award from the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce during an awards dinner held in March at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth. Businesses were honored in eight (8) different categories. The Southern District YMCA received the recognition in the Education/Non-profit category with 25+ employees.

Board of Directors member Sue Janetos accepted the engraved award on behalf of the organization. “Wow. Wow, this is such an honor,” a stunned Ms. Janetos exclaimed. “Numerous staff and volunteers live the Y mission every day with healthy living and community service. Recognition is never part of it, but this is very, very nice.”

Southern District YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose programs build healthy mind, body and spirit for all. With Camp Lincoln in Kingston, the YMCA offers summer camp for ages 3 to 15, and youth leadership programs for ages over 14. Through School Age Child Care in 15 local school districts, the YMCA runs a state-licensed before- and after-school program that includes homework time, physical activity, a healthy snack and positive fun relationships. Y-Arts, in partnership with ECCA, conducts art and fine art classes for all ages and abilities in Exeter. For more information about Southern District YMCA/Camp Lincoln, Inc., please visit or email

Pictured above, left to right, at the awards ceremony are: back row - Bob Mitchell, Susan Janetos, Carole Matthews, Joe Grillo, Jeff Jackson, and Leeds Burchard; front row: Brendan Power and Terry Sullivan. Not pictured are Cindy Dominguez, Kevin Farrar, Suzanne Hansen, and Kathy Sheehan.

Green is for Garden

The Atkinson Garden Club held its annual Plant Sale at the Kimball Public Library on Academy Avenue, Atkinson. The sale was held in conjunction with a bake 'n book sale, hosted by The Friends of the Kimball Public Library. Proceeds will go to the children's fund for programs. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Sauerbraten Fest Featured

A German Summer Fest, featuring a five-course German Dinner, was held at the Epping Community Church, 4 Pleasant Street, Epping. Chefs made their famous Sauerbraten, appetizer, salad, soup, dessert, and beverage. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the German Club and Community Church building fund. Coordinators include, from left: Lisa Gustavson, Simonne Murphy, Tom Kueblbeck, Paul Gustavson, and Elizabeth Gustavson. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Famous Beans 'n More

Members and friends at the Kensington Congregational Church are well-known in the Seacoast for their quality foods, served during the public community suppers held at the Church on Route 150 in Kensington. The menu features old fashioned brown bread, two kinds of home-cooked beans, quality ham, rolls, potato salad, coleslaw, home-baked pies, and beverages. For information, call the church office at 329-5959. Above are Betty Bodwell and Don Willoughby. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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