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July 5, 2012

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Police Chief Rallies “Pet” Project

Plaistow Police Chief Stephen C. Savage has a “pet” project and campaigned vigorously for an outcome that would be beneficial for years to come and would be of no cost to taxpayers. With the help and knowledge of Building Inspector P. Michael Dorman, a brand new Animal Control Facility was born. At last, a victory for pet lovers and others has been completed by donations and the work of more than thirty professional contractors whose names are listed on a plaque outside the building at Fieldstone Industrial Park, off Old County Road. More than $80,000 was raised for a heated and air-conditioned kennel which also has a generator in case power goes out. Plaistow has also signed an agreement with Danville to be the on-call Animal Control Officer. Chief Savage proudly stands with Animal Control Officer (A.C.O.) Brian Farrell, top photo, who has experience and is certified in beaver trapping. Bottom left, Officer Farrell displays some of the kennel cages donated by State Line Pet Supply as well as outside kennel runs. Bottom right photo shows the new facility. For Plaistow and Danville residents who need the assistance of Animal Control, please call Plaistow Dispatch at 603-382-1200. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Singin' in the Rain

Sandown Garden Club members have a lot to sing about. Although the rains were heavy and tents were set up, the 5th annual Plant Sale was more than successful and went off without a hitch. All plants are donated from the gardens of local homeowners which means they are hardy and thrive in New Hampshire's climate zone. Pictured above, from left, are Audrey Vargish, Dale Dumphy, and Barbara Finch. The Sandown Garden Club is a non-profit organization and uses proceeds from the Sale for its many community projects. The Club belongs to both the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. For more information, visit www.SandownGardenClub.org. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

They Sing and They Deliver

Perhaps you’ve heard them sing, purchased their cookies at a fundraiser, or laughed with joy after they delivered your baby. If so, you have been privileged to meet two of the most devoted doctors in Rockingham County. For the past 16 years, Drs. Sarah Zachos and Jeremy James, the family practice physician team at Lamprey Health Care, have not only provided excellent patient care but have been tireless advocates, volunteers, and cheerleaders in the community and for one of NH’s 16 Community Health Centers, Lamprey Health Care. Drs. Zachos and James have baked to raise money, sponsored Christmas Caroling parties, hosted physician-recruiting dinners, kept an elaborate call schedule, and shared management of a full-spectrum family practice while raising their two children. In recognition of all they do, Bi-State Primary Care Association selected them for the New Hampshire Outstanding Clinicians Award this year. The Outstanding Clinician Award honors “primary care clinicians whose exemplary skills or service have made a significant impact on the health of underserved patients and/or the community in which they serve.”

When presenting the award, Ann Peters, CEO of Lamprey Health Care for the past 30 years and a Bi-State Board member said, “For the past 16 years, the Raymond community has been truly fortunate to have this devoted team of providers and I am so grateful to them.” Drs. Zachos and James each spoke about the rewards of caring for their patients and working to improve the health of the community. Dr. Zachos noted that it is “the work of the administrators of Lamprey Health Care and Bi-State Primary Care Association that is essential to the continuation of the Community Health Center – the grant-writing required for funding, the legislative and congressional advocacy, and the staff support they provide enable physicians and other providers to fully concentrate on patient care.”  For more information on Lamprey Health Care, its services and programs, please visit www.lampreyhealth.org.

Librarians Attend Conference

School librarians from the Sanborn Regional School District joined Susan Ballard (first row, left), president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians, at the New Hampshire School Library Media Association Annual Conference in Meredith.  The theme of the conference, “Today’s Librarian: More Essential than Ever”, highlighted the critical role librarians play in teaching students to find, analyze, and use information effectively.  Media Specialists from all over New Hampshire learned new techniques for using social media, promoting the Common Core Standards, preparing 21st Century Learners, and creating enthusiastic readers.  Susan Ballard, president-elect of AASL, and Kristin Fontinchiaro, clinical assistant professor at The University of Michigan School of Information, were the keynote speakers.   Authors Francisco Stork and David Elliot shared their experiences with writing popular books for children and young adults.  Pictured above, from left, are: Susan Ballard, Jo Gargaly, Helen Mulcahy, and Alice Getchell.

People's United Supports St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society recently received a donation from People’s United Bank to support their on-going community outreach. The St. Vincent de Paul Society Exeter Conference serves the needs of the poor in Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, E. Kingston, Kensington, and Brentwood.  The Conference operates an area-wide Community Assistance Center and food pantry that serves those communities as its primary focus.  Their facilities are located at the 53 Lincoln St., Exeter.  Among other services, they provide an “Advocacy Program” which renders budget coaching, referral guidance and emergency financial help for those individuals and families who need assistance.   They also connect with the many other agencies offering similar services in the area including the network of St. Vincent de Paul Societies that exist nationwide.

Pictured above, left to right, are: Matthew Romano Assistant Vice President People’s United Bank, Julie Clement Assistant Vice President People’s United Bank, Jane Faix Vice President People’s United Bank, and Cleo Castonguay President The St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Famous Church Supper

Well-known in the Seacoast, with some calling it “famous”, the public suppers have returned to the Kensington Congregational Church, located on Route 150 in Kensington. Enjoying two kinds of home-cooked beans, best quality ham, old fashioned brown bread, rolls, potato salad, coleslaw, pies, and beverages are Lee Miller and Greg Haley of Brentwood. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Students Support Food Pantry

Mrs. Normandin's second grade class at the Ellis School in Fremont donated $102.00 to the Fremont Food Pantry.  All year, the students made a loaf of bread each week and then "sold" them to staff and parents who gave a donation for the loaf.  The money was collected and they were able to make a nice donation to help others who are in need.  Pictured above, left to right, are: back row - Isabella, Victoria, Jacon, Carter, Kylie, and Seth; middle row - Katelyn, Adam, Abbi, and Emma; front row -  Mary, Alec, Lewis, Will, and Kiersten.

Music with your Dinner

The Epping Community Church hosted a German Summer Fest featuring a five-course German Dinner and the “Bavarian Brass Band” for your listening pleasure. Proceeds from the annual event will go towards youth programs. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Murphy Honored at Fenway Park

Daniel Murphy, of Epping, is a cancer survivor and a Pan-Massachusetts Challenge cyclist who was honored by the Boston Red Sox on June 9th during PMC Day at Fenway Park. Murphy was among the 33 cancer survivors who rode his bike around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony during which the PMC’s 33rd anniversary logo was unveiled on the Green Monster.

On August 4 and 5, together with 5,500 cyclists, Murphy will ride up to 190 miles across Massachusetts in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon. Now in its 33rd year, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry and today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic event in the country. This year’s goal is to raise $36 million for adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency as it contributes 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. This is the ninth year that the Boston Red Sox Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Pan-Mass Challenge. (Courtesy Photo by Holly Ladd)

In Brentwood: Popular and Productive

Local growers and local gardens made their way to the annual Plant Sale, held on the grounds of the Mary E. Bartlett Library in Brentwood. The popular sale is hosted by the Brentwood Gardeners. Above, Mom Anjali Quinn of Exeter is a regular patron along with her son Davis Quinn. Davis will be heading back to the Seacoast Charter School in Kingston, and will enter the third grade in the fall. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Ride for Lyme Disease Research

Thanks to all the men and women of the surrounding community, the annual Plaistow Lions Poker Run to fight Lyme Disease was a total success, raising nearly $3,000. The Carl G. Davis American Legion, Post 34 provided breakfast and lunch. Pictured before the ride, from left, are Ernest Carpenter, Sharon Gallant, Norm Gallant, and Ed Thurston, Lion and founder of the event. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Rockingham Boat Summer Treat

Rockingham Boat 553 Rte.111 in Hampstead held its annual Open House featuring great foods, prizes, raffles, and of course new and used boats of all kinds and accessories. Co-owner Wayne Johnson, left, chats with the Condon family of Atkinson, including Delaney, nearly 8 years old; Jack, 6, mom Stacey and dad Daryl Condon. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Fremont Celebrates Land Acquisition

The Town of Fremont recently completed purchasing 76 acres of forest land from the brothers Richard and Robert Smith. According to Forest Society Land Protection Specialist Mike Speltz  (second from the right above), "the citizens of Fremont believe they are the stewards of one of the most valuable aquatic resources in southern New Hampshire: the community's 824-acre Spruce Swamp". The new addition to the Glen Oakes Town Forest abuts the swamp, which is really a "fen" or ground water fed wetland, and is another important piece in "surrounding" this resource with forest buffer. Pictured above are, left to right, Dennis Howland, Chairman Fremont's Open Space Committee, Patricia deBeer, Fremont Conservation Commission's ace grant writer, Mike Speltz, and Dijit Taylor, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).

LCHIP was a valuable partner providing some of the funding required. Other key partners include NH State Conservation Committee's 2012 Moose Plate program, the William P. Wharton Trust, the Davis Conservation Foundation, the Cricket Foundation, and the Fields Pond Foundation. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests holds the conservation easement on this parcel as it does with Glen Oakes. More information can be found on the Towns Website; http://fremont.nh.gov/Pages/FremontNH_Bcomm/Conservation/Index.

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