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Prescott Park Arts Festival Plans ‘Sandy Search’ to Cast Dog in Summer Musical PORTSMOUTH – With Prescott Park Arts Festival’s summer musical, “Annie,” just around the corner, it comes as no surprise that the search has begun for Annie’s beloved mutt, Sandy. On Saturday, May 11, starting at 3:30 p.m., Strawbery Banke will become a temporary puppy playground for a first-ever dog event: Sandy Search. This canine-focused event will serve as auditions for aspiring theater dogs, and playtime for all other dogs that simply want to attend. Sandy Search will determine the dog that will play the role of Sandy in this year’s musical. The event will bring together local dogs, their human
guardians, and canine-loving spectators for a fun afternoon. Donations will be collected at the event, with a portion of proceeds to support the New
Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA). All dogs in attendance will receive a puppy treat bag, and the winner of Sandy
Search will get a one-year supply of dog food, supplied by Canine Cupboard of Portsmouth. Auditions will be guided by Canine Academy of Portsmouth instructor Sue Carney, along with Prescott Park Arts Festival’s Musical Director Billy Butler. “The thought of keeping the cuteness factor of Sandy auditions all to ourselves seemed wrong, so we decided to spin it the other way and turn it into a community event,” explained Executive Director Ben Anderson, regarding the choice to hold an open cast call for the role. The Festival is seeking an obedient, gentle, dog that will
thrive in a theater setting. No experience is necessary, but a well-trained dog or a willingness to be trained is desired. It is essential that the dog be good with children, friendly, calm and available for all rehearsals and performances. Sandy Search is a free event and welcomes all dogs to attend, regardless of breed, age, or future theater aspirations. Sign up at http://www. prescottpark.org/audition.cfm or call the festival office at 603436-2848. For more information, contact Ben Anderson, executive director, at 603-436-2848 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. (MetroCreative photo)
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ships held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. In the 9-10-year-old division, Ayla McKean of South Berwick, Maine, placed second in the all-around and earned first place honors for her bar routine with a score of 9.30. Sarah Morin of Portsmouth placed fourth allaround as well as third place on vault and fourth place on bars. Sarah Craft of Dover was recognized for her vault score of 9.0.
In the 11-year old division, Brooke McErlain of Hampton placed second in the all-around and took first place honors for her bar routine with a score of 9.525. Megan Cunningham of Seabrook place seventh in the allaround and was recognized for her beam score of 9.325. Hannah Bradish of Wells, Maine, placed 10th in the all-around and fourth See GYM page 10...
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PORTSMOUTH – A special carving demonstration and lecture by Allan Breed, a local carver, cabinetmaker and founder of The Breed School, will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at The Wentworth Lear Historic Houses. This special event was planned as a complement to the “The Many Faces of George Washington,” now on display through June 1. Allan Breed has more than 30 years of experience as a furniture maker, woodworker, cabinetmaker and carver. During his career, he has built reproduction furniture and architectural carvings for historic museums around New England, including the Peabody Essex Museum, Strawbery Banke and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has also been commissioned by Christie’s Auction House to reproduce antiques and has been an instructor at both Christie’s and Sotheby’s. In addition, he has lectured on
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furniture connoisseurship and construction at many museums around the country, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, and The Henry Ford Museum. Breed began his furniture career at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at the age of 19. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of New Hampshire. See CARVER page 5...
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Concert and Green Living Fair Slated by Local Community Radio
PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Community Radio (WSCA-LP 106.1 FM) will attempt to reach a $20,000 fundraising goal during its upcoming spring membership week. The celebration will begin with a “Turnip the Beet for Sustainability” event -- a family-friendly concert and Green Living Fair on Saturday, May 4, at the new, Star Theatre, located at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road in Kittery, Maine. The Green Living Fair kicks off at 6 p.m., with a variety of local organizations and businesses exhibiting the value of living a green, healthy, environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Music will begin at 7 p.m. with local rising star andrea szirbik + the bearded (4). Headliner Charlie Mgee, the Australian Permaculture
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mended. They are available at WSCA (walk-in only) at 909 Islington St. in Portsmouth or online at kitterycommunitycenter.org/star-theatre. For more information, visit wscafm.org or call Portsmouth Community Radio at 603-430-9722. All funds raised during the concert and seven-day membership drive will continue to support diverse on-air programming that includes wide-ranging independent music, local and global news, community public service and cultural broadcasts. (courtesy image)
Granite State Choral Society to Celebrate Spanish Music ROCHESTER – Granite State Choral Society’s spring concert will feature choral music that celebrates the Spanish language. Many selections will be sung in Spanish as well as English, and all accompanied by instrumentalists. The program will feature “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez, a mass setting that combines European musical traditions with Latin American musical traditions. Each movement is based around a different form of traditional music from
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~ News ~ Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme at Herb Sale NEWINGTON – The Herb Society of America’s NorthEast Seacoast Unit will host its annual herb plant sale and marketplace on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Bay Services, 2061 Woodbury Ave., Newington. A wide assortment of culinary and fragrant herbs, annuals and perennials will be offered for sale along with locally grown plants from members’ gardens. A selection of certified organically grown herbs and plants will also be offered for sale. The marketplace will offer herbal products, gift items for Mother’s Day, baked goods and a raffle. A “Green Elephant” table will feature recycled gardening books, cookbooks, magazines and gardening paraphernalia. Herb Society members will be available to answer gardening questions and offer advice on planting. Proceeds from the
Shoppers at the 2012 herb plant sale hosted by the Herb Society of America’s NorthEast Seacoast Unit (courtesy photo)
plant sale will help to fund a horticultural scholarship to the University of New Hampshire and an annual lecture series on herbal topics held at Strawbery Banke Museum. The NorthEast Seacoast Unit, one of 48 regional units
Library News Lane Memorial Library Preschool Film “Curious George Swings into Spring,” a film presentation for preschoolers, will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. The show will run about an hour. Snacks and comfortable seats will be provided. Kids may bring blankets or pillows to stretch out on the floor. No signup is necessary. Call the Children’s Room at 926-4729 with questions. For More Information Contact the library at 603926-3368 or visit www.hampton.lib.nh.us.
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A family friendly concert that will highlight the works of several French composers – Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Léo Delibes, Gabriel Fauré and Charles Gonoud – will be presented at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Performances of opera arias from Delibes’s “Lakme” and Gounod’s “Faust” plus famous pieces from Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” and Fauré’s “Sicilienne” will also be presented. Performers will be flutist Richard DuBois, sopranos Melissa Manseau and Kate Kneisley, and pianist Naho Bessho. For More Information Contact the library at 603516-6050 or visit www.dover.
Modernism Collection Margaret Burgess, the Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art at the Portland Museum of Art will offer an introductory talk on the museum’s William S. Paley Collection, “A Taste For Modernism”. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library, the program is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. The exhibition opened this week at the museum and will continue through Sept. 8. For More Information Contact the library at 603964-8401 or visit www.ryepubliclibrary.org.
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Sweepstakes The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce will host an annual Sweepstakes and Auction from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Garrison Wing Conference Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Tickets are $100. The Sweepstakes and Auction is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year. For more information on the event, contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at 603-742-2218.
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Saturday, May 4 Car Show and Swap Meet The American Legion of Hampton and the Kustom Kings of New Hampshire will sponsor a swap meet and car show on Saturday, May 4, at the Hampton Airfield on Route 1, North Hampton. Gates will open at 7 a.m. Admission for vendors, $20, for show cars $5. Vendor reservations: Call Jim Cushman, 603-793-8126, or John Barvenik, 1-603-9181541. Refreshments, music of the 1960s. Rain date, Sunday,
Lilac Sunday Lilac Sunday will be observed from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 5 at Tuck Museum, 40 Park Ave., Hampton. In 1938, the Hampton Historical Society planted lilacs on the grounds of the Tuck Museum. Now, 75 years later, courtesy of a grant from the Rye Driftwood Garden Club, it’s time to plant more and local residents may participate. Bring a picnic, make a Mother’s Day card, tour the museum. The event is free. Call the museum at 603929-0781 for more information.
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ROLLINSFORD – Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage recently participated in the presentation of Quilts of Valor to 30 veterans of World War II, Vietnam, Korea, and Desert Storm. The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose national effort is to cover all returning service men and women touched by war. These wartime quilts are a tangible reminder of an American’s appreciation and gratitude. Quilts are awarded at many different levels: at military hospitals, to entire service units returning from combat
deployments, or they may be awarded individually. The recent presentation was held at the American Legion Post 47, 551 Foundry St., Rollinsford. “I want to thank Lisa Lapierre of the Village Quilt Shop in Berwick, Maine, for inviting me to participate in this event,” LePage said. “She has worked tirelessly to make this day one these vets will never forget. “I’m honored to be a part of this national grassroots service effort to recognize these men and women who have been touched by war.”
‘Art in Bloom’ Begins Run at Partridge House HAMPTON – The Hampton Arts Network, the Hampton Garden Club and the Partridge House, 777 Lafayette Road, have partnered in presenting “Art in Bloom,” a creative exhibit of 13 original works of art and floral arrangements. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Partridge House. Refreshments, live music and door prizes are planned. The showing will continue May 9 and 10. This free cultural event is designed to nurture community partnerships through artistic expression. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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~ Ask The Computer Lady ~ Dear Computer Lady, Hi! Love your site. My questions is about Windows Explorer - Windows 7. I use folders and subfolders to keep track of tons of documents for work. When I sort a top level folder by name, it shows me not only all the documents in the folder I’m in, but also all the documents in any subfolders. So if I were trying to sort the 50 documents in my folder, but it had subfolders in it, I would see hundreds of documents sorted by name. I find this extremely frustrating!! Do you know how to change this back to the way older versions of Windows sorted by name, and only show the contents of the folder you’re in?? Thank you! Diane Dear Diane, It took me a moment to re-create the situation you were describing, but once I figured it out, I knew what you needed. It looks like you are not
sorting the contents of your top-level folder, instead, you are using the “Arrange” menu and arranging your files by name. Here is how to get back to your preferred method of viewing your files and folders. Go to your top-level folder, and click on “Arrange by” in the upper- right corner of the window, then select folder in the drop down list. Now that you are looking at the traditional folder view, go to the top of the column where it says, “Name” and click once to sort your folders by name. Click on “Name” a second time, and it will reverse the sort order. This should be the view that you were looking for. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I upgraded from Win 7-64 to Win 8 Pro. It was not a “clean” install. The cursor does not appear on the Start screen, but it does appear on programs I use.
Also, when I click on a tile on the Start screen, it reverts to my Win 7 home screen - but with the Start orb gone. I bought a new mouse/ keyboard combo because my keyboard would not work in 8, so it’s not likely to be a mouse problem. Should I do a clean install of 8? Cliff Dear Cliff, Yes, I would go with a “clean” install of Windows 8. That is when you format (erase) the hard drive before installing Windows 8. A clean install will probably get rid of the problems you are experiencing, but some of what you have described isn’t a problem, but instead a “Feature” of Windows 8. The desktop in Windows 8 looks very similar to the Windows 7 desktop, but it does not include the start menu. That is supposed to be replaced by the entire start screen with all the big square icons. This is why your desktop looks like your Window 7 screen minus the start orb. I always prefer to do a clean install of Windows when upgrading from one Operating System (OS) to another. That way, you are not bringing any corrupted files or settings from the old OS to the new one. Elizabeth
Dear Computer Lady, Would you please post directions on how to access past Ask the Computer Lady newsletter issues in the event of email problems. I recently had problems receiving email on one of the days your newsletter came out, was never able to access my emails on that day and therefore could not read that weekís information. Thank you ñ love your newsletters, they are very informative and useful. Grace Dear Grace, While there is no online archive of the actual newsletters, each article in the newsletters is on my website at: www. askthecomputerlady.com/ questions When you go to this page, there is a list of categories on the left. If you scroll down to the bottom of the list, there is a small drop down list named, Archives. Click on the drop down list and select the month you are looking for. A new page will load with all the articles for that particular month, and you can click in the heading for each article that you want to read. This should help you get caught up. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I have a Dell pc desktop that runs Windows XP.
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My CD/DVD drive does not work anymore. When I put the CD in the drive, nothing happens. I then click on Run and type in the setup. exe, but still nothing happens. I am trying to install a new printer, but I need to install the CD into the drive...but nothing happens. How can I fix this? Susie Dear Susie, It sounds like your CD/ DVD drive needs to be replaced. Because this type of drive has rapidly moving parts (to spin the CD or DVD) they do tend to wear out over time. You have a few options for getting your printer installed. You can replace the drive with a new one. If you are not comfortable doing that yourself, your local computer shop would be happy to install a new CD drive for you. You can purchase an external, USB CD/DVD drive and just plug it in and use it. Another option that will work for your printer drivers, is to go to the printer manufacturer’s website and download the files for your new printer. Once you have downloaded the file, you can run the file and it will install your printer software. Elizabeth Interested in learning more? Elizabeth has answered thousands of computer questions over the years. Come browse her articles, watch instructional videos, ask questions, and view comments at: www.askthecomputerlady.com/ questions.
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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Family Classical Concert Set at Dover Public Library DOVER – On Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., Dover Public Library will host the third in a series of free classical music concerts for families, featuring live performances of well-known musical masterpieces. This month’s concert will highlight the works of French composers and will be 40 to 45 minutes in length, so that children may attend. The performers’ goal is to encourage classical music appreciation among all ages. Performing will be flutist Richard DuBois, sopranos Melissa Manseau and Kate Kneisley, and Naho Bessho on piano. DuBois, of South Berwick, studied piano, saxophone, and clarinet from a young age. He at-
tended Gorham State Teachers College, then continued his studies on flute at the University of New Hampshire and at the U.S. Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C. After his Navy service, he continued his studies on flute in Boston and performed in the Quincy Symphony. He taught in Sanford, Kennebunk, and North Berwick schools, and has been on the Berwick Academy music faculty since 1984. He is also teaching in the Barrington school system. He also repairs woodwind instruments and performs in the 16-piece “Good Mem’ries Swing Band” and in the “Quint-Essential Winds” ensemble. Manseau, of Farmington, returns for an encore engagement,
Performing Arts Scholarship Offered MANCHESTER – As a community service to the young people of New Hampshire, the Manchester Performing Arts Association and the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus will award an annual $500 scholarship for a
New Hampshire resident who is a graduating senior this spring and plans to major in the performing arts as a full-time student. The application is available at www.nhgmc.com. The filing deadline is May 10.
Chorus to Present ‘We Got That Swing!’ NEW HAMPSHIRE – The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus will perform its 15th anniversary Crystal Jubilee concert, “We Got That Swing!” in four locations throughout the state. For the first time in its history, the chorus will present the great boogie-woogie rhythm and sounds of all-American swing music, beginning with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 at Nashua Community College. The program, also featur-
ing several traditional, lively patriotic tunes from the swing era, will also be offered at 4 p.m. on May 5 at South Congregational Church in Concord, and at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. The final performance is slated at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Derryfield School. For tickets and complete concert information, visit www. nhgmc.com. Tickets will also be available at the door: $20 for adult and $18 children and seniors.
having performed in the library’s first concert in December. She has a master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Northern Iowa and a bachelor of arts in music education from UNH. Manseau was an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera in 2001 and was awarded the Sarasota Opera Guild Scholarship and the Kern Foundation Scholarship. She returned as a studio artist for Sarasota’s 2002 season. Most recently, Manseau performed in the summer concert series with Cape Cod Opera. In addition, she recorded a threesong set with Parma Records, one of which was submitted for Grammy consideration. Kneisley graduated from North Greenville University with a bachelor of arts degree in voice performance. She will perform Rosalinda in “Die Fledermaus” with Manseau’s Youth Opera Workshop in June. Kneisley has been accepted to the master of music program in voice performance at the University of Northern Iowa where she has also been offered a graduate assistantship. Bessho, concert organizer, was born in Japan and is now a concert pianist in Dover. At age 19, she won the highest award at the Japan Classical Music Competition. She graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music with a master of music degree. She has played with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, and in 2001 won second prize at Yangtze-River-Cup International Competition in Osaka. She came to the U.S. in 2002, graduating from Boston University with a performance diploma in 2006. She gives private lessons in Dover. For further information, call the library at 603-516-6050.
Sandpipers Chorus to Offer Annual Spring Concert PORTSMOUTH – The Sandpipers Seacoast Children’s Chorus will present its 20th annual spring concert on Sunday, May 5. The concert will feature the music of Purcell, Brahms, Thiman as well as Dominican folk songs, spirituals, excerpts from “The Sound of Music”
and settings of Tennyson, Milne and Dickinson. The 40 treble voices of the Senior, Junior and Prep choruses will be conducted by Artistic Director Tamara Rozek, Director Charles Leinbach, and joined by piano accompanist Gail Adams. The performance will be
offered at Middle Street Baptist Church, 18 Court St. in Portsmouth from 3 to 4 p.m., with a reception following. Suggested donation at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit www.sandpiperschorus.com for more information.
...MUSIC from page 5 season, the Granite State Choral Society is a non-auditioned community chorus dedicated to presenting quality choral performances, ranging in styles from classics to Broadway, and to promoting the appreciation of the choral arts. Members come from all walks of life and range from experienced singers to novices. The director, Seth A. Hurd is a native of Maine and resides
in Acton. He earned a bachelor of music degree with emphasis in organ and conducting at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and a master of arts degree in organizational management at the University of Phoenix in Arizona. He is currently the director of finance and operations at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine, and is also a
member of the music faculty. Hurd is currently the music director at Acton Congregational Church in Acton, Maine, and is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Directors Association. For more information about the chorus, e-mail kdld@ metrocast.net or call 207-4571576.
Portsmouth Christian Academy to Present ‘Little Women’ PORTSMOUTH – The drama program at Portsmouth Christian Academy will present “Little Women: The Broadway Musical” at its Dover campus, 20 Seaborne Drive, with three evening performances slated at 7 p.m. May 9 through 11, and a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on May 11. “Little Women: The Broadway Musical” is the story of the
March sisters as they grow up in the Civil War era. It is based on Louisa May Alcott’s tale about the power of family, friendship and love. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Grace Thorsen at email@example.com or John MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 603-742-3617.
Choral Society to Present Celebration of French Composers EXETER/ HAMPTON FALLS – The Rockingham Choral Society, directed by Andrew Gaydos and accompanied by Jeannie Goodwin, will present a spring concert celebrating the works of French composers Fauré and Durufle. The concert will feature the Fauré’s “Requiem,” Durufle’s “Quatre Motets” and several other selections. The concerts will be held Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Durham Community Church, on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at Christ Church, Exeter, and on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at
First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased online at www.rockinghamchoralsociety. org or can be purchased at the door for $12. The Rockingham Choral Society is in its 56th year of presenting concerts. The society has 50 members who represent many towns throughout the area, including Hampton, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Lee and Exeter. For more information, visit the website at www.rockinghamchoralsociety.org or call 603 312-0771.
...CARVER from page 1 In addition to his commission work, Breed currently teaches carving, cabinetmaking, and hand tool skills in the manner of the 18th century workers at The Breed School in Rollinsford. “As a man of means, George Washington would have ordered his furniture from a craftsman with Allan’s skill and talent,” said Stacey Fraser deHaan, house manager of the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses. “We are fortunate to have a local artisan on-hand who can demonstrate and discuss the techniques popular during the 18th century as part of ‘The Many Faces of George Washignton Exhibit’ at the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses.”
The national traveling panel exhibition, “The Many Faces of George Washington,” examines the multi-dimensional, real-life man behind the myth. The Wentworth Lear Historic Houses is the only northern New England organization to host this exhibition in 2013. The exhibition was produced by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The exhibition is open to the public through June 1. For information about the “The Many Faces of George Washington” exhibition or the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses, visit www.wentworthlear.org.
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Get Ready for Some Financial Spring Cleaning Spring is in the air – or, at the very least, it’s on the calendar this week. And if you’re like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. But this year, why not go beyond your physical environment and do some “sprucing up” of your financial situation? Here are a few possibilities to consider: Clean your portfolio of “clutter.” When you go through your house, you may find some clutter in closets, storage areas, on top of desks, under beds or just about any other place. Your investment portfolio also may contain clutter, in the form of investments that no longer meet
your needs. Consequently, it’s a good idea to “de-clutter” your portfolio periodically by selling those extraneous investments and using the proceeds to help purchase others that may be more effective in helping you make progress toward your financial goals. Consolidate your investments in one place. As you clean your house, you may find that you have many common items, such as brooms, hammers, duct tape and so on, scattered among various rooms. It might be more efficient to keep all such objects in one central location; this can help prevent you from needlessly replacing or duplicating them. As an investor, you may have an IRA with one financial services provider, an old 401(k) with a different one, and some other
investments with yet another institution. If you consolidated all these investment vehicles with one provider, you might be able to save some fees and expenses. Perhaps even more importantly, by uniting all your investments in one place, you may find it easier to follow a central, unified investment strategy. Check for “gaps” in your financial strategy. Every spring, it’s a good idea to check your gutters for leaks, your sidewalks for cracks and your paint for chips. By doing so, you’ll help protect your home and surroundings. To help protect your family’s future, it’s important to have adequate life and disability insurance. Plant seeds for growth. When spring arrives, it’s time to
plant the seeds for your flowers and vegetables. As an investor, you also have to be concerned about growth. Specifically, you’ll want to consider investments that have the potential to grow enough to help provide the financial resources to meet your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. Consequently, you should review your portfolio to determine if it contains an appropriate amount of growth-oriented vehicles for your individual objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance. Seek professional assistance. When you’re tidying up for spring, you may find some jobs that you can’t do alone, such as cleaning a heavily stained carpet, unclogging
a blocked drain or trimming the highest branches on a tree. For these tasks, you might need to call in trained professionals. It’s the same with investing: You can do some things on your own, but for complex tasks such as creating and maintaining an appropriate investment strategy, you may need to work with a financial professional. Consider putting these spring-cleaning tips to work soon. They may just help put some sparkle and shine into your financial “house.” Article provided by Joseph Mittica, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Joseph. Mittica@edwardjones.com.
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The days when men and women would work for the same company for decades are largely a thing of the past. Though some professionals still remain loyal to a single firm for the duration of their careers, such instances are now the aberration as opposed to the norm. Switching firms or careers has certainly become more acceptable over the years, but that does not necessarily mean everyone who switches jobs is doing it
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for the right reason. Many people have switched jobs only to realize the grass is not greener on the other side. Others have switched jobs amidst economic uncertainty only to be laid off shortly after making the move. While the opportunity for a fresh start is nothing to scoff at, professionals looking to change careers should consider a host of factors before deciding to do so. Motivation Before changing careers, it’s best to sit down and honestly assess what is motiving your potential move. If you harbor a strong desire to pursue a passion and make it your career, then changing careers is probably something you must do. But changing careers because you feel if you are slighted by a current employer or you feel like changing for the sake of change, then you might want to reconsider.
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If you’re considering a change because of an issue with your present employer, try working out the issue before pursuing a career change. You might find the issue is a byproduct of miscommunication and not something to change careers over. If you want to change careers because you feel like you need a change, keep in mind how difficult the job market is and how vulnerable you might be if your next move does not pan out. Give your motivation some serious thought before making any career changes, and you’re less likely to regret your decision. Experience Pursuing a new career in a different field can be exciting, but if you lack experience in that field then you could be making a mistake. While the economy has rebounded in 2013, the job market is still highly competitive and less than ideal for inexperienced workers. While you will need to start somewhere if you ever hope to transition to a new career, consider doing so on a part-time or volunteer basis and keep your current job. This gives you a chance to get your feet wet and pad your resume, and you will still have the safety net of a full-time career. Quality of Life Quality of life is too often overlooked when professionals are considering a career change. Though the opportunity to make more money is enticing, money should not dictate your decision. A new job with a higher salary might require you to be on the road more often than your current career, See CAREERS page 8...
May 3, 2013
Health & Fitness
Portsmouth Community Road Race Series is Growing PORTSMOUTH – The Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce recently reported the Portsmouth Community Road Race Series is growing. The race series, underwritten by Portsmouth Regional Hospital, works towards Building a Healthy Community while at the same time supporting nonprofits in Portsmouth. This year’s series welcomes two new races and a race partnership. The Portsmouth High School ECO Club is a student-run organization that is currently raising money for the installation of solar panels at our school. The PHS ECO club is hosting the Run for the Sol 5K road race in collaboration with the Great
Bay Community College on Saturday, May 11, in order to raise funds for solar panels at the High School. The road race will feature a 5K course at the Pease Tradeport with a start and stop point at Great Bay Community College. The start time will be 1 p.m. The second new race will be on Sunday, June 2, when the SASS 5K to Keep Kids Safe Road Race and Kids’ Fun Run kicks off at 11 a.m. from Martin’s Point Healthcare and uses the same Pease course. SASS is dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse and sexual assault, while supporting victims/survivors and others impacted by sexual violence. As part of this mission, SASS offers a Safe Kids Strong
Teens prevention education program which helps keep kids safe from childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, bullying, and teen dating violence. All proceeds from the SASS 5K to Keep Kids Safe will go towards the Safe Kids Strong Teens prevention education program that SASS provides to over 10,000 children in grades K-12 throughout the greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire. Finally, the Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth and Prescott Park Arts Festival have partnered to host a 5K race followed by a Kids’ Fun Run in Prescott Park on Saturday, Oct. 12at 10 a.m. More details on the race and the course to be announced in the coming weeks.
What’s Behind Female Hair Loss While baldness is an issue most often associated with men, women can suffer from hair loss as well, and you may be surprised to learn just how prevalent the condition is. Hair loss, or alopecia, can affect the entire body and may be a hereditary condition or a side effect of medications or physical or psychological ailments. Just about anyone can experience hair loss. Research indicates as many as two-thirds of all women experience hair loss at some point. You may notice strands of hair in the trap at the bottom of the shower drain or caught in your hairbrush. It’s normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. But when hair loss is pronounced,
either by falling out in clumps or thinning conspicuously, it may be indicative of a more serious medical condition. Hair production occurs in cycles. The scalp and hair can be compared to a garden. When the soil condition is not perfect, a garden will not grow properly. The same can be said for the scalp. Medications, illnesses, infections, or chemicals used on the head or body can disrupt the cycle and cause hair to stop growing properly. This can eventually lead to hair loss. Most women who experience hair loss notice it in their 50s or 60s, but doctors note it can happen at any age. Here are some of the primary causes of hair loss.
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ROCHESTER – In recognition and appreciation of all of the volunteers who donated more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service this past year to The Homemakers Health Services, Rochester, the home health care agency recently hosted a Volunteer Brunch, where each volunteer received
a flowering potted plant donated by Studley’s Florist and Garden Center. Special recognition went to Sylvia Dowst of Strafford, left, who was voted The Homemakers Volunteer of the Year by her peers. At right is Carol Fowler, The Homemakers volunteer coordinator. (courtesy photo)
Hypothyroidism Hair loss can be a byproduct of an underactive thyroid. That’s because, in addition to regulating your basal metabolic rate, the thyroid also is responsible for the growth of hair, skin and nails. If you don’t have enough of the thyroid hormone, you may notice changes in the body, such as hair loss. Blood tests can be given to test for hypothyroidism.
Anemia is caused by iron deficiency and results in insufficient numbers of red blood cells to transport oxygen through the body. Iron deficiency anemia can cause weakness, pale skin, fatigue, headaches, and hair loss. Increasing iron in the diet through leafy greens, fortified cereals and beans can help. Poor scalp health: Skin conditions present on
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Telogen effluvium This is a condition that takes
Springtime Window Safety The calendar says it’s spring. The daffodils are in bloom. The Red Sox are playing. And the temperature is moving in the right direction. Let’s open some windows and get some of this nice fresh spring air circulating throughout the house. But wait! If you have children you may want to consider the following: • Don’t rely on the screens to prevent your child from falling out • Open double-hung windows from the top • Window stops should be installed to prevent the window from being opened more than 4 inches • Window guards should have
place after pregnancy, major surgeries or even after drastic weight loss. When a woman is experiencing telogen effluvium, her hair shifts more quickly from the growing stage (anagen) to the transition stage (catagen) to the shedding stage (telogen). Typically, women experiencing telogen effluvium will notice hair loss between six weeks and three months after a stressful event, and women may have to be patient and wait for hair loss to slow down. If you’ve determined the hair loss is from medication, your doctor may be able to lower the dosage or switch drugs.
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a simple release mechanism for adults to use in an emergency • Keep furniture or anything a child can climb on away from the windows • When not open, windows should be locked at all times • Plant shrubs or install a soft edging material beneath the windows to lessen the impact should a fall occur. Now go ahead and enjoy the warm spring weather but remember none of the above is a substitute for parental supervision. These safety tips were provided by Child Proofers of Maine, www.childproofersofmaine.net.
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...CAREERS from page 6 negatively impacting your quality of life, especially if you have a family. Longer hours at the office may also take away from family or personal time, which can affect your quality of life as well. Before changing careers, think of the potential impact such a change may have on you and if you’re willing to live with that impact. Relocation Better jobs might be available in a different job market, but there are disadvantages to relocating. Many established professionals already have a network of friends, family and fellow professionals, and abandoning that network for a new life in another city
~ News ~ can be extremely difficult. Single workers might adjust more easily to a relocation, but parents must consider the potential impact a relocation will have on their families. Even single professionals might find moving to a new city where they have no established social circle is far more difficult than they imagined. Such a move can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Unemployed professionals may feel that’s a risk worth taking, but those who already have a job should determine if a relocation is really something they are ready to try. This article was provided by MetroCreative. The Granite State Sentinel does not endorse any products or services suggested by articles from MetroCreative.
DOVER – In honor of Mother’s Day, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will offer free admission for all mothers and grandmothers on Sunday, May 12, from noon to 5 p.m. There will also be a special creative activity for children who visit on Mother’s Day. In the Museum’s Studio area, kids can make a gift to give to the special woman in their lives. This activity is included with paid admission – $9 each for children and adults – and free for Children’s Museum members. Dads and grandfathers will
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pattern hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia.
Genetics Take a look at the women in your family. Do they have thinning hair, most pronounced at the crown of the head? Hair loss may be in your genes, and you may have a higher risk than other women for losing hair. Hair follicles that vary in size, with some thin and others thick, are telltale signs of female
Beauty styling Self-inflicted damage also may lead to hair loss. Dyes, chemical treatments, styling tools and aides, and rough or aggressive brushing can damage hair and cause breakage. Taking it easy when toweling or styling hair can help minimize hair loss. Women experiencing hair
Free Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day at Children’s Museum get their turn to play free on Father’s Day, June 16. The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children and fami-
lies. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events. For more information, call the museum at 603-742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum. org.
...HAIR from page 7 the scalp may be the culprit behind hair loss. Psoriasis, seborrheic dermitis (dandruff) and even fungal infections can affect the skin on the scalp, and, in turn, affect the hair follicles. A physical exam of the scalp can determine scalp health. Alopecia areata This is an immune disease that affects roughly 2 percent of the American population and is
Museum member Kimberly and her grandmother, who is visiting from Mexico, play together in the Kids’ Café area at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. (courtesy photo)
loss can speak to a doctor, who may suggest visiting a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss. Women can use wigs, hair extensions and other styling tricks to minimize the appearance of hair
loss while they explore options in treatment. This article was provided by MetroCreative. The Sentinel does not endorse any products or services suggested by articles from MetroCreative.
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People and Business Profiles
Tri City Dodge Subaru Joins Dover Chamber of Commerce DOVER – The Dover Chamber recently welcomed Tri City Dodge Subaru of Somersworth with a traditional ribbon cutting. Tri City Dodge Subaru is conveniently located at 189 Route 108 in Somersworth. To learn more, visit www. tricitycars.com. Tri City Subaru can be reached at 866-854-3095 and Tri City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM at 888-685-1326.
Artist Denise Brown Chosen for Painted Ponies Project PORTSMOUTH – Artist Denise F. Brown of Portsmouth has once again had her artwork selected for the prestigious Trail of Painted Ponies. Her one-of-a-kind design for the “Old Country Store” painted pony will be made into a collectible and sold this summer by Trail of Painted Ponies. The Trail of Painted Ponies began in 2000 when a New Mexico sculptor created a life-size painted pony, which was auctioned to raise money for charity. The effort was so successful, that a call went out for other Southwestern artists to do the same. The result was more than 120 artists creating life-size painted ponies which generated $1 million for nonprofits. Miniature replicas, based on the original painted ponies, were then produced for sale. Eight new designs are offered each year. Brown, a well-known watercolorist and graphic artist, was first chosen to submit a design to Trail of Painted Ponies back in 2006 when she was one of 20 finalists selected in a nationwide competition. The only artist from New England, she created “Abenaki,” which featured symbolism of the Native American tribes of the same name, as well as nature elements from this region. “Abenaki” was chosen by popular vote to be made into a collectible. In 2012, Brown’s pony “Icicles’ was made into a collectible; it is rendered in shades
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Rotary Club Awards Grant to Arts In Reach PORTSMOUTH – Arts In Reach (AIR), a nonprofit organization which provides free enrichment programming to teenage girls of the Greater Seacoast, was a recent grant recipient of the Charitable Division of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth. A grant in the amount of $700 was awarded to AIR to benefit the organization’s summer program, ArtVentures, which will provide 40 teen girls of Strafford and Rockingham Counties with mentoring and multidisciplinary arts programming. Like its year-round program opportunities, AIR’s ArtVentures is provided to disadvantaged teen girls of the Seaof blue and white to capture the beauty of winter. Her most recent selection, “Old Country Store,” salutes small-town, New England country stores, and evokes memories of a similar store from Brown’s childhood growing up in Rye, N.H. “I used to go down to Pettigrew¹s Country Store, which was also the post office, almost every day to collect the mail and buy some penny candy,” she said. “These wonderful little stores sold everything under the sun and were community gathering places. “Pettigrew¹s had a hitching post out front, rocking chairs on the porch and an oldfashioned pot-bellied stove that See PONIES page 11...
coast at no cost; transportation is also provided to participants. The program will encourage teens to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, using art as a vehicle towards personal development, and healthy futures. AIR attempts to meet the individual emotional, social and physical needs and challenges of each participant, encourages positive choices, and goalsetting. ArtVentures provides a safe, supportive space to allow each teen to reach her fullest potential. “The goal of ArtVentures is to provide the strong mentoring core that AIR is known for while also connecting girls with female artists of the region, and
encouraging them to experience the local arts and cultural sites of the Seacoast,” said AIR Executive Director Virginia Skevington. “The Rotary Club of Portsmouth and its individual members’ are committed to creating opportunities for youth and through their gift, they help us support strong girls, and build stronger communities.” The Portsmouth Rotary Club donates money to both local and international nonprofits. This year marks the club’s 90th year of service to the region. To learn more, visit www.portsmouthrotary.org. To learn more, visit www. artsinreach.org.
Gundalow Company Named ‘Best of New England’ Winner
PORTSMOUTH – The Gundalow Company has been recognized as a 2013 “Editors’ Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. This designation is awarded by Yankee editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the list. The Gundalow Company takes its name from the shallowdraft cargo boats that were once dominant along local waterways. In 2011, the nonprofit built and launched a reproduction of a gundalow-style boat, named the Piscataqua, after the river, the region, and the watershed. The Piscataqua is a 49 passenger, Coast Guard-certified floating classroom that in its first year of operation (2012) had over 1,300 local youth and 200 teachers onboard learning about environmental issues facing the Piscataqua Maritime Region. In addition, about 3,000 passengers participated two-hour public sails, which are offered from Memorial Day through October. “Every one of the 300-plus places we highlight contains an untold back story about someone striving for perfection, having a dream, and having the vision to make a difference, whether it’s a small artisan’s studio or a lobster-in-the-rough shack or a dressed-up steakhouse on a treelined Boston street,” said Yankee’s editor, Mel Allen. “While it may be hard to create a business, the true challenge is making it work, being good enough that it endures and brings people back. Those are the qualities we look for and reward when we say ‘Best of New England.’”
Exhibition to Open at Mark Wentworth Home PORTSMOUTH – The Mark Wentworth Home, Pleasant Street, will present the second “Artistry in the Home” exhibition of the year. “Artistry in the Home” is a quarterly exhibition featuring Seacoast artists. This exhibition will feature the works of photographer Peter Howard and oils and pastels of artist Nancy Nelson. Howard is an awardwinning photographer based in Indianapolis, whose family resides on the Seacoast. He became a serious photographer in the early ’90s and has since focused his efforts on landscapes, natural and manmade elements, and people being
‘Fish Shack’ by artist Nancy Nelson (courtesy photo)
themselves. Nelson is a member of the Great Bay Art Association. She
works mostly in oils and pastel. Her focus is on local landscapes as well as scenes with people doing everyday activities. She works out of her studio in Durham. An artists’ reception is set from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Mark Wentworth Home. Wine and cheese will be served and guests will have an opportunity to meet members of Howard’s family and Nancy Nelson. RSVP by calling 603436-0169. Advertise in
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Annual Golf Tournament Slated ROCHESTER – A 39th Annual Golf Tournament and Clambake sponsored by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will be hosted on Tuesday, June 4, at Rochester Country Club. Reg-
istration will get under way at 8 a.m. A shotgun start is planned at 9 a.m. The tournament fee will include greens fees and a cart, coffee and pastry, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, a golf goody bag and
a clambake dinner. Contests, raffles and top team prizes are planned. Information on the tournament and on sponsorship opportunities is available by calling 603-332-5080.
Seacoast Science Center Hosts Whale of a 5K Race
York Hospital 5K Road Race Slated for June 1 YORK – Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected to gather on Saturday, June 1, when York Hospital hosts its 5K Road and Cross Country Race. Proceeds will benefit Birthing and Family Care at York Hospital. This year, a portion will also be donated to The One Fund, helping those affected by tragic events occurring on April 15 in Boston. Over the years, the York Hospital 5K Road Race has generated a tremendous amount of community support, from the
lead sponsor Tapley Insurance to the hundreds of local runners and the volunteers helping to hand out water and handle registration. The race welcomes runners and walkers to enjoy 3.1 miles of scenic York including local landmarks such as the Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods and offers mile markers, two water stops, professional timing and postrace refreshments, along with family-friendly activities. Special prizes will be awarded to the top male and female winners in each division and medals will be awarded to
Wakeboarding is a Growing Sport Water enthusiasts take to rivers, lakes and oceans for scores of different marine activities. The popularity of water sports has exploded, including a growing interest in wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is an activity where a person is pulled behind a motorboat at about 20 to 24 miles per hour. Instead of water skiing, the boarder uses a single board that resembles a snowboard, though wakeboards are shorter than snowboards and slightly wider. The feet are bound to the board with either straps or a bootlike device so that the board will not fly off of the feet while doing tricks. Statistics indicate that there are more than 3.1 million wakeboarders across the globe. Roughly 75 percent of wakeboarders are
males ages 13 to 24. Wakeboarding has become the fastest-growing water sport. An offshoot of traditional boat-propelled wakeboarding is cable wakeboarding. This is where the wakeboarder is attached to a permanent, overhead ski lift-type cable that stretches across a body of water and connects to fixed towers. The cable pulls the wakeboarder to ramps where he or she can execute tricks. Wakeboarding, particularly cable wakeboarding, has become so popular that it may someday qualify for inclusion in the Olympics. While currently part of the X-Games & Gravity Games, the International Olympic Committee announced cable wakeboarding as one of eight new sports being considered for the 2020
all crossing the finish line. Children are encouraged to participate, as special award categories will be offered for kids in three age divisions. Pre-registration fees are $20 (14 and older), and $10 (13 and under) while fees are $25 for all on race day. One lucky registrant will win a free iPad. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the hospital, and the race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. For registration, visit www.yorkhospital5k.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call York Hospital’s Friendraising office at 207-351-2385. Summer Olympic Games. The rise in cable parks is also notable. There are two wakeboard cable parks in Canada and roughly 30 in the United States. Individuals can purchase passes to enjoy the park at a fraction of the cost of renting a boat and refueling. ...GYM from page 1 for her floor routine with a score of 9.15. Fiona Thayer of Rollinsford had a personal best bar routine with a score of 8.275. In the 12-year-old division, Jillian Dalton of Newfields placed eighth in the all-around as well as sixth place on vault and bars. In the 13-plus division, Julia Toshach of Arundel, Maine, placed seventh allaround as well as fourth place on floor and vault.
Chris Ritchie of Hampton crossed the finish line with a time of 17:28 at the Seacoast Science Center’s Whale of a 5K Trail Race. The race brought runners on a scenic route of varied terrain through Odiorne Point State Park. All proceeds from the event support the center’s environmental education efforts. (courtesy photo)
RYE – Nearly 500 runners hit the trails for the Seacoast Science Center’s fifth annual Whale of a 5K Trail Race held recently in Odiorne Point State Park in support of ocean education. The scenic route brought them through the forest, by the shore, on the sandy beach, and up the hills over military fortifications of Odiorne Point State Park. Race winner Chris Ritchie, 30, of Hampton, crossed the finish line with a time of 17:28. Christine Houde, 26, of Somersworth, was female overall winner with a time of 21:33. Second place winners were Ryan Proulx, 33, of Portsmouth, at 17:57 and Heather Reed, 38, of Rye, at 22:44. The Kids’ Fun Run, gave 75 of the youngest of athletes the option to run a 100-yard dash and/or a ½-mile run. In honor of Earth Day, each participant was awarded with a packet of seeds to plant at home. The center combined its Earth Day celebration with the
event. The crowd enjoyed music, face painting, programs, information stations, and eco-friendly crafts and activities, including a beach cleanup led by the Blue Ocean Society. According to race director Ashley Stokes, “Despite the early morning rain, runners showed up and were enthusiastic about hitting the trails.” Male age group top winners were Jack Meehan, 23:53 (12 and under); Carl Harris, 18:48 (13-17); Thomas Jarvela, 18:20 (18-29); Ryan Proulx, 17:57 (30-39); Nick Allen, 19:39 (40-49); Paul Bouchard, 21:22 (50-59); David Ritchie, 22:40; (60-69), and Gary Chapman, 49:55 (70+). Female age group top winners were Abigail Saltmarsh, 25:39 (12 and under); Brittany Whitehouse, 29:19 (13-17), Elizabeth Ritchie, 25:08 (18-29); Heather Reed, 22:41 (30-39); Heather Fabbri, 25:29 (40-49); Andrea Pierce, 26:13 (50-59); Vickie Miller, 27:13 (60-69), and Anne Knight, 31:54 (70+).
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~ News ~ Summer Theatre Camp Program Set at Opera House ROCHESTER – The Rochester Opera House doors are open for the third season of Summer Theatre Camp, a hands-on theater experience for students ages 4 through teen. The program, offering all levels of training in theater techniques, is an opportunity for children around the region to dance, sing, learn and grow on the stage. On the final day of each camp session, students showcase their skills with an evening performance for family, friends and the public. Camp Director Sharon Asher Arsenault is an awardwinning director with 20 years experience directing children and teens and has directed summer theater camps for 14 years in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Asher Arsenault said, “There is nothing like seeing the potential of a child come to fruition or the look on their face, when they realize that they are amazing. Suddenly a child who was shy becomes full of self-esteem and confidence. There is no limit to what they can do and that is what’s truly inspiring to me.” Joining the camp team this year is ROH house manag-
‘Boon Island’ Named Finalist for Book Award YORK – “Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism” by Andrew Vietze and Stephen Erickson was selected as a finalist in the history category for the 2012 Book of the Year Awards sponsored by ForeWord Reviews. The story of one of Maine’s most famous shipwrecks – and one of history’s greatest mysteries – it explores the tragic grounding of the Nottingham Galley in 1710 and its horrific aftermath. The book was published in November by Globe Pequot Press. ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards were cre-
Broadway Kids 2012: left to right, Jadyn Stevens, Bella Ejarque, Brogan Roy (courtesy photo)
er and resident stage manager Sue Roy. With many years of experience working with all the young actors in the ROH Theatre Series productions, Roy observed, “Children are eager to learn and the creativity of a theater experience stimulates their young minds.” It is so rewarding to watch a shy child blossom into a star on stage.” Registration forms and
camp information are available at the ROH box office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and for download at RochesterOperaHouse.com. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-335-1992 for more information.
ated to “highlight the year’s most distinguished books from independent publishers,” according to ForeWord. Winners will be announced in June at the American Library Association’s Conference in Chicago. The wreck of the Nottingham Galley was one of the most famous seafaring tragedies of the 18th century. After slamming into the tiny rock six miles off York in a raging winter storm, the crew survived for almost a month in dire circumstances.
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...PONIES from page 9 heated the entire place. Inside, it was jam-packed with all kinds of goods.” Brown’s pony is decorated with images of the storefront, apothecary jars, frying pans, red long-johns, a washboard, and other examples of old-time sundries. To see images of Brown’s other painted ponies and artwork, visit www.raccoonstudios.com.
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