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January 3, 2013

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Fish & Game Brighten Food Pantry

The Plaistow Fish & Game Club, located on May Ray Ave., Plaistow, presented a check for $1,000.00 to the Holy Angels Food Pantry.  Although this is a brand new year, families still need food during these very tough economic times.  Pictured above, from left, are: Robert Chooljian, F & G member; Don Hathaway, F & G Treasurer; Frank Dennis, F & G president; and Marie and Joe Farren, coordinators for the Plaistow Community Food Pantry. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Don't Risk Carbon Monoxide

The risk of fire and carbon monoxide at this time of year from your furnace is a killer, but can be prevented. Carbon monoxide is odorless and symptoms include: drowsiness, headaches, nausea and dizziness, to name a few. If you do not have a detector, invest in one now, or change the batteries in the one you own. Professional licensed burner cleaner/repairman should be your next call, or your local fire department. Above, Plaistow's P&M Heating owner/operator Mike Borges (also a veteran firefighter) responds 24-hours a day to keep families safe at 603-382-5607. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Auction Raised $20K for Greenways

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways held its first ever Growing the Greenways fundraiser on November 10, at the Bow Lake Grange Hall in Strafford. Almost 100 friends enjoyed an evening bidding on over 50 silent and live auction items. Net proceeds of over $20,000 will help Bear-Paw Grow the Greenways by conserving land and water throughout its region. The event featured hors d’oeuvres served by Randy Brisson of Dining by Design accompanied by complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks. Professional auctioneer, Kathleen Pearson of Tupelo Events, kept guests energized as they placed bids.

Local businesses, members, and friends of Bear-Paw donated many wonderful items for the fundraiser. These included several vacation opportunities: a weekend stay in Sonoma County, California, a week on Biddeford Pool in Maine, and a weeklong stay on Bow Lake. As well as roundtrip Southwest Airline tickets, a private cruise to the Isles of Shoals, and other wonderful diversions. Winning bids also brought home a 22 horsepower John Deer tractor, a greenhouse kit, cordwood, and other sought after items.

Bear-Paw also thanked the local businesses that sponsored the auction including AMI Graphics, RPF Environmental Testing and Consulting, West Environmental, Ibis Wildlife Consulting, Keystone Press, Ransmeier & Spellman PC, and Ultra Geothermal!

For information about Bear-Paw events, how to become a member, land protection options for landowners or volunteering with the land trust, please contact Daniel Kern at Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, 603-463-9400, or info@bear-paw.org. You can also visit their website at www.bear-paw.org.

Pictured above, left to right, are:  Angela King - Tupelo Events Staff, Jeff Kantorowski - Bear-Paw Auction Co-Chair, and Kathleen Pearson - Tupelo Events Auctioneer.

Learning New Steps

Some of the dancers from the LA Dance Studio recently attended Monsters of Hip Hop in Worchester, MA. They attended classes for two days, learning from some of the best Hip Hop Choreographers, including Nick DeMoura, Marty Kudelka and Jaquel Night-choreographers for Justin Bieber, Pink, Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé!    One of LA Dance’s students, Mike Hughes, won a scholarship to attend the Monsters show in Los Angeles. LA Dance has a new state of the art dance studio at 11 Main Street, Danville. Pictured above, left to right, are: back row - Willow Normandin, Melissa DiGiuseppe, and Sammi Lynch; front - Miranda David. Missing from photo is Jesse Gorham.

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