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Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez to Visit Seacoast on August 18 PORTSMOUTH – Chester Nez, a member of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers from World War II, will share his experience with Seacoast residents at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18, at the Seacoast Repertory Theater. Nez and the other Code Talkers developed a code within their native Navajo language to aid the war effort against the Japanese. The code remains the only unbroken code in modern warfare. Nez will speak about his experiences as a Code Talker in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal and Guam. The Code Talkers changed history for World War II. Without this code, it’s been said that the U.S. may have lost the war.
try and am honored to play a role in sharing the importance of the Code Talkers with the public.” The event will be filmed by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College and sponsored, in part, by Cross Insurance and Optima Bank. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at seacoastrep. org. Proceeds from the event on Aug. 18 will go to Veterans Count, which provides essential assistance to New Hampshire military service members and their families. There will be a book signing following the talk at 4 p.m. with Chester Nez and coauthor Judith Avila for “Code Talker: The First and Only
About this amazing feat, Nez said, “We never thought it would work, but we developed a code that the Japanese could not understand.” The conversation will be moderated by Chase Bailey, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran himself. Bailey served as a Marine from 1967 to 1971, including duty in Vietnam. He is now a local filmmaker. Bailey is enthusiastic about his role in the Nez presentation and said, “Meeting and talking with another Marine who we studied in boot camp and came to revere will be nothing short of fantastic. “Both my father and father-in-law served in the military; I love veterans and what they have done for our coun-
Foundation Awards $5,000 to Zebra Crossings DOVER – The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $5,000 grant
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to Zebra Crossings, which is located in Dover and supports children living with chronic health conditions across the seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Rite Aid Foundation, Camp Hill, Pa. The grant will supply scholarships to Camp Spinnaker, a six-day summer camp for children with asthma between the ages of 8 and 12. “Knowledge is the key when it comes to successfully
managing asthma,” said Gayle Rife, Rite Aid Foundation manager. “Camp Spinnaker is the perfect environment for kids to learn proper asthma management skills while having fun and being a kid, and that’s why The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to support this worthy program.” Camp Spinnaker is operated by Zebra Crossings with support from the Pediatric Pulmonary Department at New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children. To provide 24-hour care, the camp includes an all-volunteer team See ZEBRA page 2...
A variety of outdoor and indoor activities are offered for children at Camp Spinnaker. (photo from Zebra Crossings website)
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Memoir of the Original Navajo Coder Talkers of World War II.” Books are to be purchased separately and the signing will
Children’s Museum Hosts Free Lead Testing Clinic DOVER – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services will be holding free lead poisoning testing and information sessions this month at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover. Sessions will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, and Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Museum visitors are welcome to drop in and get tested or pick up lead poisoning information. Most of the cases of lead poisoning today are from lead dust created by scraping or sanding old lead paint, or chipping, peeling paint in older homes. Lead poisoning is responsible for decreased IQ
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be open to the public. A traveling exhibit entitled “Native Words, Native Warriors,” from the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian, will arrive at Pease International Tradeport this week also, as
and brain damage in children. Severe cases result in coma and death. This silent epidemic is easily preventable. At each information session, parents can talk to an expert about how to avoid lead poisoning at home, school or day care. A quick finger-prick test for children and adults will be available and results can be checked immediately. Printed materials will also be available to take home. This program is being offered by, and funding provided by, the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at the Department of Health and Human Services and New Hampshire Housing Lead Program.
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Dartmouth Professor to Discuss Portsmouth History
PORTSMOUTH – Jere Daniell, Dartmouth College professor emeritus of history and author of “Colonial New Hampshire,” will speak on the topic “Portsmouth Before and After 1713” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Stoodley’s Tavern, 17 Hancock St., Portsmouth. The program will commemorate the 300th anniver-
sary of the Treaty of Portsmouth signed at Fort William and Mary in New Castle on July 14, 1713. Refreshments will be served following the program. The event is free and open to the public. The 1713 Anniversary Speaker Series was made possible by a grant from the Roger R. and Theresa A. Thompson Endowment Fund.
Spaghetti Dinner Benefits Outward Bound for Veterans DOVER – Maple Suites Senior Independent Living will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Maple Suites, 30 Holiday Drive in Dover. The event will benefit Outward Bound for Veterans. Cost will be $5 per person, with take-out dinners available. All the proceeds will benefit Outward Bound for Veterans. Additionally, Maple Suites will be accepting donations for the non-profit organization in the form of cash or checks made payable to Outward Bound for Veterans. A raffle will also be held to raise additional funds during the dinner. Outward Bound for Veterans helps returning service
members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world. Servicemen and veterans take part in wilderness expeditions that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging in order to build the self-confidence, pride, trust and communication skills necessary to successfully return to their families, employers and communities following wartime service. These expeditions purposefully scaffold wartime experiences – carrying heavy packs, sore shoulders, rubbery legs, sleeping out, strange
noises, sweat, dirt, frustration and anger – with authentic achievements to create positive emotional and mental outcomes. Many veterans experience courage, brotherhood and a real sense of power and competence while in combat. Outward Bound gives veterans and service members the opportunity to re-experience these strengths in themselves in a different context, thus helping them to transition back to civilian life. This is the second fundraiser at Maple Suites for this cause this summer. Please contact Maple Suites at 603-742-8820 for more information, to drop off a donation or to RSVP for the dinner.
A broad range of co-ed activity choices are offering, including archery, swimming, performing arts, nature activities, arts and crafts and canoeing. In addition, an extensive asthma education component is integrated into the program. “Camp Spinnaker provides kids a fun, safe and supportive environment to learn how to recognize their asthma symptoms, triggers and treatments. Campers can try new experiences and discover what they are capable of achieving while managing their asthma,” said Astrid Wielens, executive director of Zebra Crossings. “We’re so grateful for
the generous support of the Rite Aid Foundation, which allows us to offer camperships to the families who need this support Rite Aid operates nearly 150 stores across New Hampshire and Maine. The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a notfor-profit foundation dedicated to helping children’s health and well-being. Since its inception, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $15 million to more than 1,300 organizations nationwide. For more information on The Rite Aid Foundation, visit www. riteaid.com.
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Fort William and Mary (c. 1705) in New Castle NH where the Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on July 14, 1713.
including a medical director, respiratory therapists and nurses. The overnight camp is hosted by Camp Winaukee in Moultonborough, N.H., and enables youngsters to connect with new friends who have a common understanding of their needs. Staff members guide children in learning social skills and working together in their cabins, in camp activities and daily interactions.
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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Act One Presents Ed Gerhard in Concert PORTSMOUTH – Act One’s Festival 2013 will present Grammy Awardwinning acoustic guitarist Ed Gerhard at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. “This is a very special event because West is such an intimate venue,” explained Act One Executive Director Stephanie Nugent. “Usually you see Ed perform for hundreds of people, but the festival concert is just for 75 people.” From Tokyo to Rome and venues across the U.S., Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world. Whether performing on six-string, slide guitar or acoustic Hawaiian lap
slide (Weissenborn), Gerhard’s virtuosity and humor shine through. Gerhard’s releases have received high praise from critics and guitar fans worldwide. In 2010, his CD “Luna” was chosen by Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s
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20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums. Gerhard was awarded a Grammy for his inclusion on the compilation CD “Henry Mancini; Pink Guitar.” He arranged and performed “Moon River.” His guitar work can be heard on CDs by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen and is featured in the Ken Burns’s films “Mark Twain” and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Tickets are $22 and available at www.actonenh.org or at 603.300.2986. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Located at 959 Islington St., West is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
Family-Friendly Concert Set at Dover Public Library DOVER – On Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m., the Dover Public Library will host the fourth program in a series of free classical music concerts for families, featuring live performances of well-known musical masterpieces. This month’s concert will feature familiar works by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). Music to be performed by tenor Andrew Sokol, violinist Sally Wituszynski, and pianist Naho Bessho will include “Adelaide,” “Für Elise,” the piano sonata known as “Appassionata,” and the violin sonata “Spring.” The concert’s length is just 40 to 45 minutes, so that children may attend and enjoy the
Comedy Tour Comes to Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH – The all-female comedy show “High Heels Comedy Tour” will be presented on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. Third Floor Club at 64 Market Street in Portsmouth. The show starts at 7 p.m. Show tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.drinkwaterproductionsevents.com. For more information, call 1-855-255-5750.
music without growing restless. Andrew Sokol graduated from UNH, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in music performance. Sokol has been a performer both onstage and in concert throughout New Hampshire and has given performances in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic. He will be a featured artist in the St. John’s “Concerts on the Hill” series, where he will be performing two concerts this fall. Sally Wituszynski earned a bachelor of music degree in viola performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Marcus Thompson. She has also completed a master’s degree in music education from UNH. Wituszynski has played in the Vermont Symphony, the Hanover Handel Society, the Granite State Symphony, and the New Hampshire Philharmonic, and she is a freelance performer throughout New
England. Next season she will be the principal violist for the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra. Wituszynski currently teaches strings at Berwick Academy, TriCity Christian Academy, and at her home studio, and she is the master teacher for the UNH String Project. Naho 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 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 has given many piano recitals throughout New England. In 2010, she released her first CD,
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‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’ to Conclude Late-Night Season PORTSMOUTH – The Players Ring will wrap up its late-night season with “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” a two-part suspense/thriller by local playwright G. Matthew Gaskell. In part one, a game is under way. Three women, six guns and a bag of money – winner take all. But only if the losers are dead. In part two, a simple kidnap and ransom with a big payoff. The only thing left is to sit with the hostage and wait for the phone call. “Lawyers, Guns and Money” will feature Todd Hunter, Constance Witman, Michelle Blouin-Wright and Jasmin Hunter. Gaskell will be seen as
the hostage. The show will be presented at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 16 to 25, at the Players Ring, 105 Marcy St. Call 603-436-8123 or www.playersring.org.
Todd Hunter in G. Matthew Gaskell’s original play, “Lawyers, Guns and Money.” (Photo by Jasmin Hunter)
Con Tutti Seeks 20 New Singers PORTSMOUTH – The 100-voice Con Tutti is seeking 20 new singers as the ensemble prepares to celebrate the winter solstice with music from around the world. “We have amazing songs from many exciting cultures… from the Swedish ritual for the Festival of Light on St. Lucia’s Day of wearing a wreath with candles to bring light and joy into the darkness of winter, African“Invitation,” and this April she released her second CD, “Spianato.” She gives private lessons in Dover. For further information, call the library at 603-516-6050.
American spirituals, a Ukrainian sleigh ride song, traditional English pub songs, and rhythmic Irish songs of celebration,” shared director Joanne Connolly. Con Tutti will also release “O Watch the Stars!” its first CD of favorite songs from the past 12 years. The disc will be available to the public at a performance on Dec. 7. New singers will be welcomed in on a first-come, firstserved basis. Register is in progress. Rehearsals are slated on Wednesday nights, starting Sept. 25. No auditions or music reading ability are required. Contact Con Tutti at email@example.com or 207-451-9346 with questions or to register.
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Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ Opens at Music Hall
PORTSMOUTH – The Music Hall will presents “Blue Jasmine,” a new drama written and directed by Woody Allen, on its first run from Aug. 23 to Sept. 12. This is the story of elegant New York socialite Jasmine French, played by Cate Blanchett. When everything in Jasmine’s life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), she moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Films begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. A full schedule is available at www.themusichall.org/calendar.
~ News ~ Cocheco Valley Humane Society DOVER – I’m Alaska Jimmy and they gave me that name because I’m the coolest cat around. But you can call me AJ. I’m a middle-aged dude who loves to hang out and meet new people and experience their laps. I also like to experience sunbeams and counter tops and soft chairs. Let’s get together and see what sort of fun we could have.
Oh, by the way, I need a special food – I’m on a UR diet – which costs a little more than regular cat food. Age: 9 years. Sex: Neutered Male. Breed: Domestic Short Hair. For more information, contact Cocheco Valley Humane Society at 262 County Farm Road in Dover, 603-7495322, or www.cvhsonline.org.
Calendar of Events Saturday, Aug. 17 Spiritual Chat An Eckankar Spiritual Chat will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and continuing on the third Saturday of each month at the Café on the Corner, Third Street and Central Avenue, Dover. For more information, call 800-7138944 or visit www.eckankar-nh. org.
Tuesday, Aug. 20 Parenting Class “Winning at Parenting,” a program that starts with a philosophy that “kids are worth it” and moves on to new ideas for enjoying a family and all the struggles and celebrations family life entails, will be offered at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Families First, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth. Lively commentary will encourage parents to teach children how to think, not what to think. Parents will
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learn strategies for getting kids’ cooperation for chores, tips for getting children started at handling their own finances, and lessons for helping children take responsibility for their actions. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik. Free; includes free childcare. Advance signup required: 422-8208 or FamiliesFirstSeacoast.org/programs.cfm.
Saturday, Aug. 24 Car Wash and Burgers A car wash and burger burn will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road (Route 1), Hampton. The cost will be $5 for the car wash and $5for the burger burn. The menu includes a hamburger or hotdog, chips, and soda or water. For more information, call the church office at 9262702, Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
~ Ask The Computer Lady ~ Dear Computer Lady, I recently received a large file attachment by e-mail, which I was unable to forward to two members of my family because the file was too large. I asked the original sender to try and it bounced back to her also. I even tried using a compressed zip file, which the e-mail program would not even deliver. Is there an easy way to send a large file attachment? Louise Dear Louise, You did not mention how large the file was, but I’m guessing that it is large enough for your e-mail server to handle, but too large for your family members. Different e-mail servers have different size limits for the mailboxes and attachments.
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You probably are not going to be able to do anything to change the size of the file. Instead, you need to find a different way of transferring it. Here are some options. 1. You could upload the file to your website (if you have one) and send a link for your family to download it. 2. You could open an online storage account at someplace like dropbox and share the link to the files with your family. 3. If your files are photos, you can upload them to an online photo place like Shutterfly, Flickr, or Picasa and share them with your family. 4. Even Amazon has an online storage service called Cloud Drive. Hopefully, one of these options will help you share your files. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, How do I keep two or more windows open on my desktop and go from one to the other without the previous one disappearing? Thank You, Zee Dear Zee,
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A handy shortcut that works most of the time, is to open both windows, then rightclick on the taskbar, and click on either “Show Windows Stacked” or “Show Windows Side By Side.” Elizabeth
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Dear Computer Lady, My husband and I have Windows XP and we have learned that it will not be supported by Microsoft after next April. We want to get Windows 7 on this computer. Do you know if Microsoft will give us an upgrade? They have not been too forthcoming in replying to my e-mails. Is is difficult to switch these two programs? What do you suggest we do? Thank you for your assistance. I love your e-mails! Regards, Linda Dear Linda, No, Microsoft won’t give you an upgrade, but you might still be able to purchase it in stores. Before you do, however, you want to take a close look at your computer’s hardware. Upgrading hardware that was built for running Windows XP to a newer OS that it was not made for might cause all kinds of problems. At the very least, you want to make sure that your computer has more than enough RAM,
processing power, and hard drive space to support Windows 7. I say more than enough because the Windows 7 website says that it only needs 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, but it would run very slowly with anything less than 4GB. You can look up all the system requirements at: http:// windows.microsoft.com/en-us/ windows7/products/system- requirements. There are two ways to upgrade your system to Windows 7. You can do an upgrade, which keeps all your files and programs, but it also keeps (and possibly magnifies) any problems you are having with your computer. My preferred method is to erase the hard drive and do a clean install of Windows. This means you have to re-install your programs and drivers, and backup your files before the install and put them back on the computer afterward. The reason it is worth all the extra work is because all the problems the computer has developed over time will be gone, and it will work like it did when it was brand new. Both methods are rather technical, and most people will find it difficult, however, it is something that most computer technicians like myself do frequently and are comfortable doing. I would suggest that you continue to use XP for as long as you can, and when the time comes to upgrade, consider getting a new computer with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 on See COMPUTER LADY page 5...
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~ News ~ ...COMPUTER LADY from page 4 it. A new operating system installed on hardware that was meant for that OS is much more stable and trouble-free than the new OS would be on older hardware. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I need to know if I can hook up a monitor to a laptop. Thank you very much, Gladys Dear Gladys, You can hook a monitor up to almost any laptop. All you have to do is make sure both the monitor and laptop have matching video connections. The most common video connection you can find on a laptop is a VGA (Video Graphics Array) and most monitors have a VGA connection
that you can use to hook it to. You can see what a VGA connection looks like at: http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_ connector. Newer laptops might have an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection. You can see what an HDMI connection looks like at: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/HDMI. Elizabeth Comments This Week Posted By Eldergeek in Response to: Should I Upgrade XP to 7 Comment: The expense of new hardware can be a real financial burden for some folks. This might be a good time to look into Linux. Switching to a Long-Term-Support (LTS) version of Kubuntu, for example, isn’t too drastic a change for XP users who
mainly use their computers for e-mail and social media. My wife and I have been full-time Linux users for several years and are currently very happy with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. As a general rule, any version of Linux will run faster than Windows on any given machine. If there’s not a Linux advocacy group near you to assist with the transition, look for a Linux User Group in your area. Join their e-mail list and/or attend one of their meetings. Chances are good they’ll be pleased to help you make the transition. I’ve personally assisted many Windows users make the transition to Linux by temporarily removing their Windows hard drive and replacing it with a good used hard drive before installing Linux. If, after giving
...TALKER from page 1 part of the fundraiser featuring Chester Nez. The exhibit honors the American Indian Code Talkers and tells their Linux a fair trial, they aren’t happy with it, reinstalling the unaltered original hard drive puts them back on track with Windows. I’ve only ever encountered one person who wasn’t ultimately happier with Linux. It’s worth a try. Interested in learning more? Elizabeth has answered thousands of computer questions over the years. Browse her articles, watch instructional videos, ask questions, and view comments at: www.askthecomputerlady.com/questions.
story. Modules of the exhibit include themes like, “Protecting the Homelands,” “Twentieth-Century Warriors,” “Meet the Code Talkers,” “Languages Used In Code Talking,” and more about this fascinating piece of American history. The exhibit will be on display for the public free of charge from Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22. More on the exhibit can be found at nmai.si.edu/education/codetalkers. Veterans Count is a program of Easter Seals New Hampshire. More information on the event can be found at seacoastrep.org, vetscount.org or on Facebook at Veterans Count – Seacoast Chapter.
Health & Fitness Homemakers Health Services Offers Prize-a-Day Calendar ROCHESTER – Gift cards, a gift basket of “goodies for her,” a guided photo-hike, a makeover, a massage, a photo portrait session, a home computer and a quilt valued at $200 will be among the prizes featured on
The Homemakers Health Services Day Out September Prize Calendar. The one-month calendar, displayed by Cheryl Gagnon of The Homemakers of Rochester and Rita Parker, a Day Out participant, will be offered for sale through Aug.
Hospital Auxiliary Schedules Fall Tag Sale ROCHESTER – Plans are under way for an annual Fall Tag Sale hosted by the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Auxiliary on Sept. 7 and 8 in the parking lot of Skyhaven Internal Medicine, 6 Healthcare Drive, Rochester. “In the past, we’ve had a large variety of items available for purchase, ranging from kitchen and garden items to books and toys,” said Betty Jane Meulenbroek, president of the auxiliary. “With the help of the community and their donations once again, we hope to have a great Tag Sale fundraiser.” To ensure success of this year’s event, the auxiliary is currently seeking donations of quality items, such as small appliances, children’s toys, sports equipment, lamps, furniture, gently used clothing and linens, DVDs/ CDs, books, and kitchen and gardening items.
Beginning Aug. 21, people wishing to donate items can take them directly to this year’s drop-off location, at the Old Collins Sports Center, 99 S. Main St. in Rochester. The drop-off site will be open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through Aug. 31. “If you’re moving, downsizing, reorganizing your closets or decluttering your home, please consider recycling and donating your items to the Frisbie Auxiliary Fall Tag Sale,” said Meulenbroek. “Not only will you be recycling, but you will also be helping our auxiliary raise vital funds to help support patient care programs at the hospital.” This year’s event will also include a farmers market, items from the Frisbie Gift Shop and food vendors. For more information, contact Betty Jane Meulenbroek at 603-875-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
31 to raise funds for The Homemakers Day Out program. During the month of September, participants in the fundraising event will have the opportunity to win a prize a day. For more information or to purchase a $10 Day Out Prize Calendar, contact Gagnon at The Homemakers, 335-1770, extension 106, or cgagnon@ thehomemakers.org. (courtesy photo)
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‘Business After Hours’ Event Slated
HAMPTON – A “Business After Hours” event sponsored by the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosted from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at The Victoria Inn, 430 High St., Hampton. The event will be co-sponsored by Liberty Lane Catering. Call 603-926-8718.
North & South Construction Services Joins Chamber of Commerce ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce welcomed North & South Construction Services LLC to the its membership. North & South Construction Services LLC recently moved its offices to Barrington from Dover. The company purchased the former J & J’s Restaurant building located at 55 Calef Highway and recently completed extensive renovations. North & South Construction is a 100 percent employee owned commercial construction firm whose portfolio includes commercial and industrial projects of all types including governmental, institutional and residential housing. Established in 2008 as North & South Custom Builders, the company saw a decline in residential construction and the economy and moved into the commercial arena, changing its name to North & South Construction Services LLC. In 2010, the company had three employees and as a result of expanding their commercial portfolio, the firm continued
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Exeter Adult Education Offers Career and College Transition Courses EXETER – The registration process is under way for fall career and college transition courses and services at Exeter Adult Education. Adults who want or need to return to school for a career change but have rusty skills or lack of confidence can enroll in Exeter Adult Education’s career and college transition program.
The program is designed to help students determine skills that need to be strengthened, improve math, writing or computer skills, take a college entrance exam, and meet with a counselor to develop a career plan. Contact Amy Smith, Student Services Coordinator, at 775-8459. Classes begin in early September.
Color Notes Gallery Joins Chamber of Commerce HAMPTON – The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated with Color Notes Art Gallery, 94 Lafayette Road in Hampton Falls, at an official ribbon cutting. The gallery features the work of the owner, award winning-artist Barbara Busenbark and potter Barbara Benning. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturdays, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Color Notes Art Gallery is also open by appointment and chance. Busenbark’s work can also be viewed online at www.ColorNotesArtGallery.com. Graphic and web design services are also available. For more information, visit www.PaintbrushGraphics. com.
PainCare Supports SPCA with Rye Harbor 10K Sponsorship SOMERSWORTH – PainCare and its CEO, Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, sponsored the 37th Annual Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K. This year, the race benefitted the New Hampshire SPCA, where each year, nearly 3,000 animals receive food, shelter and medical care. O’Connell said he takes pride in supporting the needs of animals in the community and has donated annually to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society through the holiday matching program. This new NHSPCA
sponsorship expands the reach of PainCare’s support. To learn more about the New Hampshire SPCA, visit www.nhspca.org. The Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K attracts 1,000 each year and is part of the Seacoast Runner’s Series. Race results are available at www.saundersatryeharbor10k.com. PainCare sponsored a mile marker at mile 5. To learn more about PainCare and its contributions to the surrounding communities, visit www.PainMD.com/category/ news.
to grow, with over 70 tradesmen currently on staff. The company was also nominated by Business New Hampshire Magazine as the fastest growing company and awarded New Hampshire’s 10 Companies to Watch in 2012. In 2012, the firm joined the Associated Builders & Con-
tractors Association and was recipient of two first place 2013 Safety Awards. For additional information on North & South Construction Services LLC, contact Doreen Rainville at 603610-1784, e-mail drainville@ northsouthnh.com or visit www.NorthSouthNH.com.
Barbara Busenbark, owner of Color Notes Art Gallery, cuts the ribbon, surrounded by Doc Noel, Pat Morgenstern, and Paul Lepere, all representing the Hampton Chamber. (courtesy photo)
Businesses Support Chamber Scholarship Fund ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce recognized chamber member businesses that became Chamber Scholarship Champions by donating toward the chamber scholarship fund. They are Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic, Acme Rug and Upholstery Cleaning, Edward Jones – Chris
Hooper, Federal Savings Bank, Interventional Spine Medicine, Jeanne A. Grover JP, Laars Heating Systems, MLC Catering, Mr. Electric, Performance Business Solutions, Rochester Grange No. 86 and Stewart Title Co. The chamber awarded $500 scholarships to Allison Hiatt of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Ali Trueworthy of Spaulding High School.
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DOVER – Maple Suites will host a free seminar on how to liquidate an estate and downsize a home on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Suites Senior Independent Living Community, 30 Holiday Drive, Dover. The seminar will be conducted by Genevieve Benton,
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Avoid “Cramming” for College Savings If you have children, you’re keenly aware that it’s getting close to back-to-school time. Today, that might mean you need to go shopping for notebooks and pencils. But in the future, when “back to school” means “off to college,” your expenditures are likely to be significantly greater. Will you be financially prepared for that day? It could be expensive. The average cost for one year at an in-state public school is $22,261, while the comparable expense for a private school is $43,289, according to the College Board’s figures for the 2012–2013 academic year. And these costs will probably continue to rise. Still, there’s no need to panic. Your child could receive grants or scholarships to college, which would lower the “sticker
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