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November 8, 2012

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Fun N' Frolick at Fall Festival

The Demers family of Plaistow took advantage of a free Fall Festival Day, held on the Town Green and hosted by Friends of Plaistow Recreation. Featured were bounce houses, entertainment, children's activities, and more. Members of the Friends also collected non-perishable food items to donate to local food pantries. Plaistow Lions brought along a Dunk Tank which proved to be a very popular “sport”. The Lions are also selling raffle tickets for a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide, with proceeds going to Merrimack Valley Hospice and various Plaistow Lions Club charitable projects. Pictured above, from left, are: Caleb, mom Airin, Mikey, Gwen, and dad Justin Demers with the Plaistow King Lion. For raffle ticket information, please call 508-843-9089 or 603-479-2439. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Women Host Jingle Bell Fair

The United Methodist Women will again host their annual Jingle Bell Fair at Raymond United Methodist Church, 51 Main Street in Raymond, on Fri., November 16, and Sat., November 17, in the Fellowship Hall. Highlights will include a silent auction, handcrafted gift suggestions, tasty treats, lots of vendors, and the now famous homemade “chowda” from Lily's Country Kitchen. The group also held a very successful Harvest Festival Bake Sale. Pictured above, from left, are: Jean Loch, Shirleyann Watts, Lily Clifford, Jean Clifford and Tracey Stickney. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Honoring All Veterans

Veterans Day (November 11) has always been a day to remember all Veterans living and those who have passed. You may join some observances with the raising of the Red, White and Blue or take time to honor them in silence. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Historical Society of Kensington

The Historical Society of Kensington met in the Sawyer Room of the Kensington School Library on Main Street, Route 150. The topic was to share thoughts concerning the town hall and surrounding area. Seated are Nathalie Potts, left, and Joan Webber, secretary. Standing from left, Elaine Kaczmarek, Kathy MacQuarrie, Jan MacQuarrie, and Dotty Milbury. For more historic information, call 603-926-1721. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Like Father, Like Daughter

Young Caitlin Elizabeth Sine, top photo, and her dad Bill Sine, spent time chatting about the “cars of yesterday” during the Atkinson Fire Association/Atkinson Lions Classic Car Show. More than 200 vehicles were on display during the free event. Bottom photo shows some of the many families attending. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Civil War Roundtable Groups

Epping Civil War Roundtable of NH joined the Civil War Roundtable of Merrimack at the new meeting location, the East Parish Methodist Church in Salisbury, MA. Historian and author Craig Cuba, center, spoke and displayed many pieces of history including an authentic cane used by then Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. From left, are Tom DiGiuseppe, corresponding secretary; Robert Sullivan, president; Speaker Cuba; Bill Hallett, former president of Epping NH group;  and Liz Hallett, vice president of NH group.(CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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  • James Reese

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  • Velma J. Reid

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