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May 17, 2012

Photo Features: May 17, 2012

Select photos from the May 17, 2012 edition of Carriage Towne News.

Hampstead Storybrook Garden Club

On a crisp, bright spring day, Hampstead Garden Club members gathered to wake up the public gardens in their town.  The club plants and maintains nine gardens.  They volunteer their time (approximately two hours a month) to beautify the town from early spring to the end of the growing season.  One of the major gardens they tend is the triangle at the center of town called Sign Island which has the rustic Town of Hampstead sign on it.  As people travel along Main Street, that beautiful garden greets community members and visitors with its symphony of colors.  Another large garden spot is Ordway Park where members garden on a grand scale.  Many public events are held at the park and the gardens are a centerpiece to any event.  The gardens at the front and back of the library are especially dear to the public.  The rear Storybook Garden is so lovely that prom and wedding pictures are often taken at that spot.  Smaller but just as important are the gardens at the Veterans Memorials, Shop Pond Park, the Fire Station sign planter, the Police station, Old Meeting House, and Historical Museum.  Become part of contributing to the beauty of your town by joining the Hampstead Garden Club (www.hampsteadgarden.org) Call Joanne VanderSande at 603-382-5177 or email Phyllis Leocha at pleocha@gmail.com for details.  (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

FGC Elects New Officers

At the April meeting of the Fremont Garden Club (FGC), elections were held for the new officers and Committees for 2012-2014.  They are:  President Carolyn Carr, Vice President Mary Kaltenbach, Treasurer Pat Angus, Recording Secretary Marje O’Leary, Asst. Treasurer and Keeper of the Gardens, Pat Richmond, Corresponding Secretary Lorraine Downing, Scrapbook Chairperson, Madeleine Holdsworth, and Chairman Emeritus, Aja Mahoney.
A short business meeting followed with plans discussed and finalized for the Memorial Day planting with Ellis School 7th grade students, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.  An invitation to participate in the Fremont Memorial Day Parade was read and accepted for May 27th.  The annual Plant Sale will be held on Sat., May 19, at the Fremont Fire Complex. The Club will also participate in the town yard sale to benefit the 250th celebration of Fremont.
The next formal meeting of the FGC will not be held until September.  For more information about the Club, please contact Carolyn Carr at cfcarr@comcast.net or Mary Kaltenbach at mjkaltenbach@yahoo.com.

Sandown Derby

The Sandown Conservation Commission held its annual Kids Fishing Day at Sal's Pond in Sandown. A record number of boys and girls attended the fun event. Timberlane Middle School student Bryan Lavoie, pictured above, fished for trout with his brother Dale, under the watchful eye of dad Wayne Lavoie. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Victorian Tea: Fun & Glamor

The ninth annual Victorian Tea was held at the East Hampstead Union Church, located on East Main Street, Rte.121A. Music, finger sandwiches, dessert, and a large selection of teas were offered. Having fun are Grammy Joyce Cairns and Abbie Cairns, age 3. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Scouts Host Fourth Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 136 of Epping held its fourth annual Yard Sale/Flea Market in the lot of the American Legion Post, Rte.125 in Epping. Scouts received an extra boost with the help of adult leaders. From left are Heidi Cook, A.J. Johnson, Richard Smith, Sawyer Begin, Steve George, Patty Begin, and Dawn Day. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

World War II Veteran

U.S. Army Air Force Veteran Marty Feuer of Atkinson, will be one of those honoring other men and women who protected this great country in the military and those serving today who continue the task to keep America free. On Memorial Day, Mon., May 28, take a moment to remember. Marty is pictured at right, enjoying some fun with friends and family at a Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Atkinson Lions Club. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Children's Miracle Network

The 8th annual series of Indoor Flea Markets, to benefit Children's Hospital of Boston and Children's Miracle Network, was sponsored by the employees of Wal-Mart Distribution of Raymond. One-hundred percent of all monies raised from booth rentals, admission, and food concessions will be donated to the ill children. The fundraiser is strictly run by volunteers. Pictured left are Debra Radigan, event chairman, with Hilda and Dean Haight. The Haights' offered more than forty jams and jellies made fresh in season at their home. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Seebreeze Quilt Guild

Members of the Seabreeze Quilt Guild met at the Senior Center in Exeter to hear guest speakers Mark and Mary Furber, pictured above, about “Quilts from the Attic”. The home that the couple share has been in the family for generations, and it has a long history of the handmade items “in the attic”. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Epping Rams Benefit

The Epping Rams High School cheerleaders held a benefit Car Wash to help purchase new uniforms for the group. Kneeling are Taylor Brewitt, left, and Kristen Hayes. Standing left, Kelly Livingston, coach; Haley Livingston, and Bridget Prince. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

NEHS Induction Ceremony

Epping Elementary School’s National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Induction Ceremony was held on March 30th, in the Epping Middle School gymnasium. Principal Mark Vallone introduced guest speaker, Mr. Bruce Christie, the Epping Middle School National Junior Honor Society Advisor.  NEHS Advisor, Mrs. Sarah Boudreau, introduced the fifth grade officers Lily O’Connell (President), Casey Needham (Vice President), Ashley Martin (Secretary), and MacKenzie Newman (Treasurer) who spoke about the importance of Scholarship, Responsibility, Service, and Leadership.  
Congratulations to the fourth grade inductees:  Logan Aboshar, Hannah Armstrong, Muriel Bennett, Mikayla Berger, Calle Bisaillon, Avalon Brown, Laura Duguie, Joseph Furey, Molly Gallagher, Samantha Johnson, Ivan Kwok, Trey Loving, Oakley Lustenberger, Karissa Martin, Alex Menns, Kayla Orthman, Peyton Rivers, Isabella Snyder, Makayla Swidrak, Noah White, Faith Williamson, and Joey Zheng.

IIM Projects at Bakie School

The fourth grade students at the DJ Bakie School recently displayed their IIM projects after weeks of research. This particular unit of study was focused on New Hampshire. Students had the opportunity to direct their learning in the area of historical places or people important to the Granite State. Following the Independent Investigation Method, known as IIM, students learned how to write notes, summarize, cite information and write a final report.  Pictured is Ericka Ouellette from Miss Bachman's class with her project on the Manchester Mills.

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