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June 7, 2012

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Select photos from the June 7, 2012 Carriage Towne News.

Awesome Educator Honored

After forty wonderful years as a teacher and principal/teacher at South Hampton Barnard Elementary School, principal Barbara Knapp, second from right, will be hanging up her school bag and picking up her gardening trowel. Her retirement will also mean more precious time to spend with her four grandchildren. Barbara was honored during a Recognition Breakfast for students, staff and volunteers held in the Eleanor Batchelder Gymnasium. Pictured from left, Barbara Hopkins, assistant superintendent; Senator Amanda Merrill, making a special presentation; Barbara Knapp and Robert M. Sullivan, SAU school superintendent. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Raymond Collects Medication

The Raymond Coalition for Youth and the Raymond Police Department joined forces to dispose of unwanted, unneeded or expired medication at Walgreen's in Raymond. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet. Pictured above, from left, are: Cpl. Tommy Soutwick, Sgt. David Spinney, Alysha Volkman, Celeste Clark, Pamela Turcotte, Jennifer Maguire and Kerry Brannan. Walgreen's was instrumental in the Take Back program. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Dichard Named Business Person of the Year

The Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange (PACE) held its 23rd Annual Dinner and Auction on April 14th at the Granite Rose in Hampstead.  The proceeds from this annual event will be used to award scholarships to graduating seniors from Timberlane High School, Sanborn Regional and an East Hampstead/Hampstead student attending Pinkerton Academy and to support events and activities that benefit the local PACE communities.

At this year’s dinner, PACE recognized Jane Dichard as “Business Person of the Year”.  Jane recently retired from Region 10 Community Support Services, Inc. where she served as Executive Director and held various management positions throughout her 25 years of employment. Region 10 (currently changing its name to Community Crossroads) is a non profit agency that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders and offers support to their families.  Jane has represented the agency as a PACE member for many years and has served on the PACE board.

Since 1985, PACE, a non profit organization serving the needs of business entrepreneurs and professionals in the greater Plaistow Area, has been promoting prosperous communities, enhanced communication and a spirit of cooperation to benefit all.  Their next event is an After Hours to be held on Wed., June 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Apple Hill Golf Club, 69 East Rd. (Route 107), East Kingston.  Please RSVP by June 8 at 603-382-3634.

Volunteers Honored at Tea

Those unsung dedicated volunteers that give so much of their time and effort were honored during a Volunteer Tea, hosted at the D.J. Bakie Elementary School in Kingston. Serving tea and a variety of healthy morning treats are coordinators (standing left), Marianne Klemarczyk, enrichment coordinator and Terri Dobson, third grade teacher. Volunteers from left, clockwise, Maryellen Marzerka, Sanatani Prescott, Laurie Norton, Cheryl Tebo and Barbara Johnson. (CTN photo by Larry Kenendy)

Kingston Veterans Donate to Hospice House

The Kingston Veterans Club recently made a $1000.00 donation to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House.  Veterans Club manager Claudia Trembley (right) presented Christine Scaplan, Development officer, with the proceeds from the club’s 2011 Clambake.  The Merrimack Valley Hospice and not-for-profit affiliate agency HomeCare, Inc., are leaders in home health and hospice care for infants, children, adults, and elders, in both home and community settings.  Serving 90 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley Hospice relies on the generosity, charitable donations and support, of individuals, corporations, and foundations to make its services available to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

Kingston Library in Full Swing

The new, bright and shiny Kingston Community Library has opened its doors (2 Library Lane – off Church Street) under several days of celebration. Tours of the modern facility were conducted, the official ribbon cutting ceremony was held, there were fun and games for the younger set, great foods and very special entertainment. If you missed this event, stop by and take a peek, you'll love it. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)



The Sound of Music

Pastor Paul Sweet of the East Hampstead Union Church, marvels at the music created by church organist Marian Singer during the 9th annual Victorian Tea, held at the Church in East Hampstead. A huge selection of teas, finger sandwiches, dessert and of course great music – highlighted the benefit for the historic church. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Youth Night at EHS

Exeter Historical Society (EHS) held its sixth annual Youth Night in April 19. The event celebrates the winners of the Nancy Carnegie Merrill History Award and the involvement of students in local history. Service Credit Union generously sponsored the event.  Pictured above, from left are:  Mr. Sean Kiley (incoming Exeter High School principal), Nicole McNeill (historical society student trustee), Emmet Bloomer (winner of the middle school division essay contest), Meghan Donovan (winner of the high school division essay contest), Chandra Boudreau (historical society student trustee and winner of the NH History Day Award), Ainsley Katz (winner of the NH History Day Award), Katie Joy (past winner, the event's emcee, and musician), Ariel Fleischer (musician) and Margaret Leach (musician).

Miss East Coast USA

Madilynn Galloway 10, daughter of Melissa and Anderson Galloway of Kingston just recently competed in Miss East Coast USA pageant in Trumbull CT. The competition was held in April and was a combination of stage events as well as an interview. She won the Novice Supreme Title which she will now go on to compete in their Nationals in July where she can win scholarship money and other prizes. Madilynn is a fourth grader at DJ Bakie where she enjoys being with her friends and participating in the school band. Outside of school, she spends most of her time at GBC in Brentwood, where she on there competitive gymnastics team. Madilynn would like to send a special thanks to Samantha Prentice for traveling to the pageant and helping out. Wish her luck at Nationals.

4-H Hippology Contest

Youth members of Rockingham County 4-H excelled at the New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest held at the Walpole School on April 14.  The New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest is a comprehensive, skill-based competition where youth demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of equine science and horse husbandry through hands-on and written tests, skill stations and a horse judging contest.

Jackie Johnson of Brentwood was the highest scoring Junior, and was one of only three Juniors to receive a Blue Danish Ribbon. Courtney Schrempf of Fremont  (left) placed sixth and Maggie Kenter of Kingston (right) placed second overall in the Senior Division. Schrempf and Kenter, together with a 4-H member from Carroll County, formed the winning Senior Team. They are now finalists to represent New Hampshire at the National 4-H Hippology Contest in Kentucky.

In Rockingham County, more than 1,000 4-H members and 200 adult volunteers and student interns are involved in 4-H through local clubs, afterschool programs, state, and national events. For more information, contact the Rockingham County 4-H office at 603-679-5616 or visit the web site at

2012 Youth Volunteers

New York Giants quarterback and 2012 Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning congratulates Jennifer Wright, 18, of Nashua (center) and Sarah-Jean Sargent, 14, of Raymond (right) on being named New Hampshire's top two youth volunteers for 2012 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Jennifer and Sarah-Jean were honored at a ceremony on May 6 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where they each received a $1,000 award. To learn more about the awards and this year's honorees, visit

Craft Time for Kids

The Hampstead Lions Club held its annual Pancake Breakfast at Central School on Emerson Avenue in Hampstead. As a special treat, children were able to create some extra special treats for mom. Above from left, Noah, 4 and Leah, 2, Vallancourt and Thalia Baker, 5. The Hampstead Lions are celebrating 100 years of service. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg

After forty-two years at the esteemed Spanish Riding School, including seven as First Chief Rider, Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg, pictured above, now shares his proven horse training theories and techniques around the world and is one of the most highly regarded international trainers of the current era. New Hampshire residents were fortunate to be able to attend several clinics by the master at Kenridge Farm, North Haverhill Rd., Kensington. Mr. Kottas-Heldenberg is pictured with Dr. Lee Garrod on one of her favorite horses, named Walt Disney 37. Dr. Garrod is the owner/operator of VECC Veterinary Emergency Critical Care & Referral Center of New Hampshire. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Ribbon Cutting at Liberty Lane

Kevin Sullivan, new owner of Liberty Lane Catering, celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting, courtesy of The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce.  Pictured above from left to right, are: front row - David Hampson, Cross Insurance; Cathy Standring, Life of the Party, Michael Swallow, Chef; Louise Hartness, Event Sales; Kevin Sullivan, Owner; Karen Willis, Office Manager; Asa Mooradian, Chef;  Mary McGrail (holding sign), Event Supervisor;  back row -  Robin Whittaker, Isle of Shoals Steamship Co.; Mike Schidlovsky, Exeter Area Chamber President; Krysta Seckendorf, Marketing & Events Director Exeter Area Chamber and Richard Parker, Chamber Ambassador.  The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of approximately 450 businesses working together to enhance the business climate and quality of life in towns of Brentwood, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Kensington, Raymond and Stratham.  For membership information, call 603-772-2411, ext. 13.

Arbor Day Fun at Pollard School

On May 1, members of the Plaistow Exchange Club helped all the first graders at Pollard School celebrate Arbor Day. Club members Bob Harb and Valerie Haggett presented all of the first grade students and teachers with a small pine tree sapling and a coloring book on Arbor Day.The Exchange members, with trees in hand, received a huge welcome and thanks from the students. Special thanks go to Principal Michelle Gaydos and all the teachers and assistants for helping make this a successful and fun program for all.

The Trees For Tots event is a youth program of the Plaistow Exchange Club to help our children understand the importance of trees and of preserving our environment. The Plaistow Exchange Club meets the fourth Tuesday the month at 6:00 p.m., at the Plaistow Public Library. For more information on the Club, email

Pictured above is Bob Harb speaking to all the children and Valerie Haggett helping distribute the coloring books. Assisting Valerie were the school teachers and assistant principal.

KCC Celebrates Earth Day

The Kingston Children's Center (KCC) was thrilled to have over 30 Timberland volunteers complete many improvement projects in observance of Earth Day.  Girl Scout Daisy Troop 13963 donated four delicious boxes of cookies for Timberland employees in appreciation for all the hard work they did at the Kingston Children's Center where their troop meetings are held. Pictured above, from left, are: Girl Scout Daisy Sam, Timberland's Project Manager Dottie Prakop, and KCC's Executive Director Stacey Barnett."

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