PORTSMOUTH —For years, The Chase Home in Portsmouth quietly provided services to at-risk youth both in the community and in its residential home, which serves as stark contrast to how it concluded 2019.

EXETER —Rockingham VNA & Hospice will offer Bereavement Support Groups. These six-week support groups will explore the grieving process and provide an opportunity for those who are grieving to meet in a safe, supportive environment and share with others who are also coping with the loss …

SALEM — Comic hypnotist Frank Santos, Jr. headlines an evening of the entertainment for Salem Animal Rescue League’s first signature event of 2020, the 6th annual My Furry Valentine on Sat., February 8 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Brookstone Park, 14 NH Route 111 in Derry.

EXETER — “Race Matters”, a three-part program, will start on Mon., January 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Exeter Historical Society. All programs are free and open to the general public. Interested residents may attend any or all of the presentations; teachers and middle and high school students, as w…

KINGSTON — The Board of Directors of the Kingston Lake (Great Pond) Association, Inc. will meet on Wed., January 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. This will be an open meeting and anyone interested in the Association is welcome.

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HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Lions are proud to sponsor their second annual “Make-A-Wish” Fundraiser. It will be held on Sun., March 15 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Atkinson Country Club.

The former First Baptist Church of Newton, pictured, located on North Main Street, has been sold and is being renovated by local contractor Todd Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald informed the Carriage Towne News that although he has installed a new roof on the historic structure, the future is stil…

MANCHESTER — Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in the Merrimack River area and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summ…

DERRY — Beginning January 23, The Upper Room will be offering mediation services to help families

DOVER — If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, consider becoming a CASA and sign up for the pre-service training that begins on Wed., March 4, in Dover. CASA volunteer advocates are compassionate, caring adults who make sure the needs of victimized children remain a priority during …

KINGSTON — It’s always warm at the local Neighbors Helping Newborns meetings. The next one will be on Wed., January 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Kingston First Congregational Church, 6 Church Street, Kingston, in the function hall generously provided by the church. The regular meeti…

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RAYMOND — NH’s popular funnyman, and #1 comedian, Juston McKinney will be back for an encore performance at the 7th annual Fundraising Gala to support the Raymond Coalition for Youth (RCFY).

Sandown North Elementary School Parent Teachers Association (PTA) held a fundraiser at the Sandown Town Hall, Main Street. Mom Erin Hallisey, left, worked the “toy room” with her daughter Megan Hallisey, 9, a student at the school.

DERRY — The Community Meals Network welcomes you to join them for free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Meals are generally held as posted below, but may be rescheduled for holidays.

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Lions held their monthly dinner meeting on January 3 where they hosted and honored the winners of the 2019 Community Service Award; Caroline Diamond and Emily Hogan, pictured above, from left. Emily and Caroline were accompanied by their parents as Emily’s and Carolin…

ANDOVER, MA — Andover Choral Society, directed by Michael Driscoll, will open its 90th season with a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation" on Sun., January 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the West Middle School Auditorium, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA.

It’s a new year with a lasting challenge for new moms and babies. The Neighbors Helping Newborns group has begun the 2020 season hard at work at the Kingston Congregational Church, 6 Church Street. Please check out their website or Facebook page for additional information. Pictured are Dot K…

ATKINSON —Atkinson Congregational Church is hosting the Rockingham Area Interfaith Clergy Celebration in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Mon., January 20, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

DERRY — The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics. The screening and post-movie discussion will take place on Sun., Janu…

KINGSTON — Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program on Tuesdays, March 3 through May 26, 9:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Kingston, 6 Church Street.

DURHAM — The NH Coverts Project is accepting applications from new volunteers interested in taking part in the 2020 NH Coverts Project volunteer training workshop on May 13-16, at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield.

EPPING — The Epping Community Church welcomes you to their Friday night Pizza Dinner on Fri., January 24, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. eat in or take out. They will have cheese, pepperoni, and veggie options.

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WOLFEBORO —Capping a busy year in which it paid the mortgage on 4-acres of waterfront property to prepare for a new facility, New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) recently announced Jaime Laurent and Kerry Lynch as Board Co-Chairpersons.

DOVER — CASA of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and training everyday people that willing to spend time with abused children and advocate for their best interest in court. Join CASA-NH for an informational session on Mon., February 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at …

HAMPTON — This workshop is for those who have some experience with Centering Prayer. It is offered as a follow up to the introductory sessions offered in October and November. So either having attended those sessions or having some experience with the practice of centering prayer is needed.

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2020 class. A collaboration among AARP, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, and family members wh…

RAYMOND — NH’s popular funnyman, and #1 comedian, Juston McKinney will be back for an encore performance at the 7th annual Fundraising Gala to support the Raymond Coalition for Youth (RCFY).

The Hampstead Lions Club is collecting warm clothes for neighbors in need during this very cold winter season. Donations may be new or gently-used clean winter outerwear, coats, jackets, snow clothes, scarves, hats, mittens, and new socks of any size. The Drive will continue through January …

PORTSMOUTH — Your first steps on Star Island this summer are one step closer now that registration is open. From those first moments of conversation on the boat, to workshop discussions budging into lunch — your favorite Star Island moments are a handful of months away.

DOVER — People living with Alzheimer's disease are welcomed during Alzheimer's Café at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, along with their family members and care partners, to gather in a supportive, year-round, non-clinical setting to chat, relax and socialize while enjoying compliment…

PORTSMOUTH — Voices from the Heart, the Portsmouth women’s chorus devoted to singing soulful multicultural music from around the globe, is welcoming new singers to ring in 2020! "We are anticipating about 10-15 openings in our chorus this year," says director, Joanne Connolly, "and we'd love…

KINGSTON — A Golf Tournament will be held on Sat., June 6 at Apple Hill Golf Club, Route 107 in East Kingston. The 18-hole scramble format mixed foursome tournament kicks off at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.

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EPPING — Kimberly and Kathy Newcomb welcome you to a special night to fight cancer on Mon., January 13, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at The Oven, 24 Brickyard Square in Epping.

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EXETER — Seabreeze Quilt Guild will meet on Tues., January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in The Senior Center, Court Street, Exeter. The Comfort Quilt Committee will present Round Table demonstrations. 

EXETER —The Exeter Adult Diploma program is now registering students for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. This program is designed for students who did not complete high school but who would like to earn a diploma by taking courses in the evening similar to those taken by high school student…

KINGSTON — Not only is Dr. Mary Pearson a highly respected family practice physician, she's an experienced Bible study teacher. In her classes she takes what the Bible says and applies it to our daily lives.

HAVERHILL, MA — Great news! The Haverhill COA will resume offering Chair Yoga every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 8 at 10 Welcome Street in Haverhill.

PORTSMOUTH — The difference between delivering a punishment and following through with consequences affects how kids behave and how they feel about themselves and their parents.

RAYMOND — At the annual special membership/elections night, December 18, 2019, after unanimous votes to suspend the regular meeting agenda for elections, Sr. Vice Commander Dave Peno led the executive board and members in attendance in the elections of officers for the next 2020 term. The fo…

Each year the Rockingham County Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Brentwood is blessed to have the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds/County Attorney’s Office/Courthouse Carolers.  They tour every unit of the building and sing in each of the dining rooms and up and down every hallway. …

HAVERHILL, MA — Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill will hold its annual Shabbat service honoring the late Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:00 p.m. on Fri., January 17. The Temple is located at 514 Main Street in Haverhill.

DERRY — The Community Meals Network welcomes you to join them for free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Meals are generally held as posted below, but may be rescheduled for holidays.

KINGSTON — While church attendance has been in a decline for the past few decades, pollsters are noting something new the past few years. There's an uptick in attendance in two distinct groups: those 50 and older and those in their twenties.

HAMPSTEAD — It’s the coldest time of year. Once again, Hampstead Lions Club will be collecting warm clothes to provide to our neighbors in need during their annual Winter Clothing Drive.

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PLAISTOW — Plaistow Community Y welcomes you to Snowball Frenzy on Tues., December 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 175 Plaistow Road. All ages are welcome to come enjoy this very special family event! There is no charge to attend.

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Atkinson, NH - Dolores Winifred Mealey, 85, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, formerly of Sudbury, Massachusetts, passed away on December 17, 2019, at home in Atkinson. Dolores was born in Brooklyn, New York to John and Irene Mannion on March 31, 1934. She was one of two women who graduated from T…

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