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October 18, 2012

Photo Features: October 18, 2012

Select photos from the October 18, 2012 edition of Carriage Towne News.


New Hampshire State Librarian

New Hampshire State Librarian Michael York, pictured above, awarded the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library, a special presentation for its fifty years of service to the library and community. A dinner and entertainment was also part of the “thank you” to the volunteers who dedicate themselves to the betterment of the library. Above left is Marsha Blake, president of the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Elderly Affairs Committee

“Seniors Count” is the theme in Plaistow as an Elderly Affairs Committee gather “to make things right” for all seniors in that town. The committee meets once a month and their latest accomplishment is improved handicapped parking at the Town Hall on Main Street. Members include from left, Roy Jeffrey, Barbara Tavitian, Carol Jesso, and Paul Surette. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Garden Club Delights

The Hampstead Garden Club members hosted their annual art pieces and specially designed floral arrangements at Ordway Park, located at Main Street and Depot Road in Hampstead. Garden Club president Pat Milone, left, and member Robin Zaremba, stand by several beautiful pieces as a combined effort of Vicki Colcord, Eileen Valliere, and Rene Thompson. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

50th Anniversary: Seems Like Yesterday

Sandy and Al Giordano of Hampstead are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and to add to that memorable event, Sandy's birthday was the very next day. The couple marked the occasion with a limo ride to Boston and their favorite Italian restaurant with their children and grandchildren. Al is near famous for his green thumb and flower arrangements at the couples’ home on Emerson Avenue in Hampstead. Happy Anniversary. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Food Pantry Runs Low

The Exeter St. Vincent de Paul Society, 53 Lincoln Street in Exeter, is in need of food, lots of food. The society serves the needs of the less fortunate in Brentwood, Kensington, East Kingston, Newfields, Stratham and Exeter. The food pantry is seeing a thirty-four percent increase in “new client households” that utilize the pantry, and the need is greater than ever before. For more information, call St. Vincent de Paul Society at 603-772-9922. Pictured in the food distribution area is Andrea Renz, board member and active volunteer. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Friends Receive Lions Donation

Friends of Plaistow Recreation received a check from Plaistow Lions Club members during a Fall Festival for children held on the Town Hall Green. The donation will be used towards a capital equipment purchase and was the mission of former president Bill Bartlett, Lions Club From left, Patrick Buckley, vice president; the Lion King, Shauna Manthorn, president; former Lion President Pete Johnson, and Kate DeRouche, secretary. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Saving for College

Timberlane Regional High School Junior Kirsten Herchenroder, pictured above, knows it's never too early to prepare financially for college. Kirsten and other teens have already begun to take on part time jobs and complete homework assignments, while looking toward the future. She is pictured at the brand new iParty fun store at Shaw's Plaza in Plaistow, which is open seven days a week. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Hampstead Olympics Action Packed

Hampstead Civic Club Junior Olympics annual event at the Depot Road Fields was open to all boys and girls ages 6-17, free of charge. Civic Club members and volunteers conducted many track and field events as well as providing hot dogs, burgers, and pizza. Noah Woodman, pictured above, makes his way through an obstacle course with near perfect time. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Newton Police Open House

A formal dedication and community celebration took place at the new Town of Newton Police Headquarters, 8 Merrimac Road in Newton. Voters approved the sale of the property from the Bearce family in the spring of this year. The flag was raised by the local Boy Scout Troop and Mr. John Meserve of the Merrimac Savings Bank. A new 30' pole was donated by the bank, and the base was set with the labor provided by the Boy Scouts. The “raising” included a “cannon salute” provided by Captain Morrill's Company, of Kingston. The event also included a K-9 demonstration by the New Hampshire State Police Canine Unit, vehicles from two different antique car clubs, pony rides, police station tours, free hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by the local constabulary, and pizza provided by “Flat Bread Pizza” of Amesbury, MA. And, of course, no police involved function would be complete without donuts, provided by Dunkin Donuts of Merrimac. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Rugs Rolls 30th Anniversary

Rugs Rolls & More is celebrating its 30th Anniversary at 111 Plaistow Road (Route 125) in Plaistow. They offer carpet, area rugs, vinyl, ceramic, wood, and laminate. Stop by Monday through Saturday, or call 382-8923. Pictured are Janet M. Davies and Claire J. McCoy. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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