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SANDOWN — Mark your calendar now to ring in the New Year with the recreation departments of Sandown, Plaistow and Atkinson on Sun., December 30 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Timberlane Regional School District Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road in Plaistow.

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PORTSMOUTH — Back by popular demand, New Hampshire Theatre Project will once again celebrate the winter solstice with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan. Join us on the longest night

AMESBURY, MA — Only for the second time in his 40-year musical career will Danny Smith of Kingston, perform a solo concert. “One night of Grace…an evening with Danny Smith” will take place at the Main Street Congregational Church, UCC, in Amesbury, MA on Saturday evening, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH — Are you the primary caregiver to a grandchild? Are you interested in learning about resources and supports? Do you want to meet other grandparent caregivers? Families First welcomes you to Grandparent Recharge on the first Monday of each month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Seacoast Yo…

PORTSMOUTH — Families First is pleased to offer Keeping the Happy in Holidays on Tues., December 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at 100 Campus Drive in Portsmouth.

KINGSTON — Kingston Veteran’s Club will be sponsor a ceremony honoring servicemen and women with Wreaths of Remembrance on Sat., December 15 at 12:00 p.m. NHKVCB is a registered sponsor for Wreaths across America and will be honoring servicemen and women across the nation, joining over one m…

BOSTON, MA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed comprehensive reviews of site cleanups at six National Priorities List Sites (Superfund Sites) in New Hampshire by performing required Five Year Reviews of each site. Under the Trump Administration, the Superfund progr…

HAMPSTEAD –The 2018 Hampstead Heroes Tree is now in the lobby of the Hampstead Town Offices and is available for you to place a colored star on it before Christmas for loved ones who have served, are currently serving, or who have given their life while in the military.

HAMPSTEAD –The 2018 Hampstead Heroes Tree is now in the lobby of the Hampstead Town Offices and is available for you to place a colored star on it before Christmas for loved ones who have served, are currently serving, or who have given their life while in the military.

EXETER — The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce's Community Awards Dinner being held on Thurs., March 28, 2019 at the Ashworth by the Sea, encompasses various community awards honoring local community members in several areas including: Edward Pease Excellence in Education Award and the Citizen…

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Lions Club will be collecting winter outerwear for their annual Winter Clothing Drive (gently used scarfs, hats, mittens, coats, jackets and snow clothes are appreciated. This year there is a tremendous need for new socks of any Hampstead Lions members started the d…

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PORTSMOUTH — In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock. This year’s rendition of the beloved Candlelight Stroll will be “A place to Gather.” Along candlelit dir…

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FREMONT — Local homeless veterans need your help! The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church and the Peoples United Methodist Church in cooperation with the East Kingston Public Library, the Fremont Public Library and the Mary E. Bartlett Library are sponsoring a drive to assist two…

ATKINSON –Atkinson Recreation is pleased to offer the following upcoming trips. Tickets are limited. Register early!

KINGSTON — Neighbors Helping Newborns will celebrate the holidays during their next regular meeting on Wed., December 19 (a week early due to Christmas) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All the regular activities of helping our new and needy little neighbors will take place, as usual, followed by…

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Winter is here, and if your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep your power flowing to your home or business. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor pow…

STATEWIDE — Post Offices across the state will be offering extended hours on Saturdays, December 8, 15 and 22 and some offices will be open on Sundays, December 9, 16 and 23 to offer customers more convenience.

AMESBURY, MA — This is the spirit that we try always to hold in our hearts at the Whittier Home & Museum in Amesbury. The Holiday Open House is not only the culmination of a year’s worth of events and activities, but the most festive and looked forward to. The annual event will be held o…

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), is working around the clock to keep the more than 15 billion mail pieces expected to be mailed this holiday season safe. But, package senders and recipients can help. The I…

QUINCEY, MA — Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations, and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one of the leading months for …

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If you are in need of food this holiday season or would like to volunteer, here is a list of local food pantries.

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NEWBURYPORT, MA —Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA.

FREMONT —The kick-off for the Knit a Hat for a Homeless Vet Campaign held at the Fremont Public Library and the East Kingston Public Library on October 1, generated seventy-five knitted and crocheted hats. Many thanks to all who participated and to those who dropped off hats at the event.

PORTSMOUTH — If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

HAVERHILL, MA — The Hilldale Cemetery Association and Wreaths Across America announce a Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held on Sat., December 15, 12:00 p.m. at Hilldale Cemetery, 337 Hilldale Avenue in Haverhill, MA. The ceremony will honor the veterans who are laid to rest at Hilldale Cemet…

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KINGSTON — Kingston Veteran’s Club will be sponsor a ceremony honoring servicemen and women with Wreaths of Remembrance on Sat., December 15 at 12:00 p.m. NHKVCB is a registered sponsor for Wreaths across America and will be honoring servicemen and women across the nation, joining over one m…

HAMPSTEAD — The Town of Hampstead will participate in the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” ceremony by laying a Wreath of Remembrance for Pearl Harbor Day at the World War II war monument in Veterans Memorial Park, in front of the Town Offices, on Sat., December 15 at 12:00 p.m.

FREMONT — Local homeless veterans need your help! The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church and the Peoples United Methodist Church in cooperation with the East Kingston Public Library, the Fremont Public Library and the Mary E. Bartlett Library are sponsoring a drive to assist two…

KINGSTON — Once again, New Creation Healing Center, 80 Route 125, Kingston, will work with the Kingston Department of Health and Human Services to help bless children this Christmas.

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PORTSMOUTH — In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock. This year’s rendition of the beloved Candlelight Stroll will be “A place to Gather.” Along candlelit dir…

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HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Lions Club will be collecting winter outerwear for their annual Winter Clothing Drive (gently used scarfs, hats, mittens, coats, jackets and snow clothes are appreciated. This year there is a tremendous need for new socks of any Hampstead Lions members started the d…

AMESBURY, MA — Only for the second time in his 40-year musical career will Danny Smith of Kingston, perform a solo concert. “One night of Grace…an evening with Danny Smith” will take place at the Main Street Congregational Church, UCC, in Amesbury, MA on Saturday evening, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.

ATKINSON –Atkinson Recreation is pleased to offer the following upcoming trips. Tickets are limited. Register early!

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BRENTWOOD —Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels has made a list, checked it twice and all of our clients have been good this year so we need your help with our Santa for Seniors program. Sponsors are assigned a senior or seniors and provide suggestions on what they need, sizes, hobbies…

EXETER — Exeter Parks and Recreation and Exeter Inn are pleased to present Primetime Evenings at The Exeter Inn! Ages 50 and older are invited to come enjoy dinner and entertainment on Tues., January 15 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. There will be a comedy show by David Rattigan.

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EPPING — The Epping Town Hall Staff will be supporting the second annual “Mitten Christmas Tree” for the Veterans served by the Liberty House in Manchester. The tree will be in the lobby and put up soon. Mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and socks are used to adorn the Christmas Tree.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Winter is here, and if your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep your power flowing to your home or business. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor pow…

CONCORD — The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire recently awarded eight grants to programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The awards were made possible by the Foundation’s 2018 Moose Permit Auction, along with donations from Engel Entertainment for aired television…

CONCORD —If you’re thinking about hosting a holiday party this year, be sure to add safety and common sense to your list, advises the Professional Insurance Agents of New Hampshire. According to the Insurance Information Institute, social host liability—the legal term for the criminal and ci…

PLAISTOW — St. Luke the Evangelist Parish is seeking donations for their Food Pantry at Holy Angels at 8 Atkinson Depot Road in Plaistow.

NEWTON — Newton Fire Department will be collecting Toys for Tots on Sat., December 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the New Fire/Rescue Station at 35 South Main Street in Newton.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Enjoy some particularly wonderful winter wildlife-themed films on the big screen in the comfort of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge’s visitor center’s awesome auditorium…for free! See for yourself the cinematic experience created by our state-of-the-art laser proje…

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PORTSMOUTH — Families First is pleased to offer a Co-Parenting Support Group on Wed., December 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at 100 Campus Drive in Portsmouth.

CONCORD — New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials urge outdoor enthusiasts to exercise caution when enjoying winter activities on the ice.

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SANDOWN — Before loading his sleigh and starting his annual journey around the world, Santa and Mrs. Claus have graciously agreed to support the Sandown Lions at the Pancake Breakfast on Sat., December 15 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Sandown Recreation, 25 Pheasant Run Drive in Sandown.

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The Holiday Craft Fairs are here! Support your local crafters while checking gifts off your list!

FREMONT —Christmas may seem a long way away, but if you live in Fremont and need assistance with gifts for children this Christmas, now is the time to contact Jodi Donahue at Jodi_donahue@comcast.net, but no later than December 1.

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