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Best N.H. Fall Foliage Drives STATEWIDE The season for leaf-peeping is here. Below are suggested drives that will offer colorful views: Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire Route 112. The Kancamagus Highway is perhaps New Hampshireâ€™s most famous, scenic drive. The â€˜Kancâ€™ is a winding 34mile road connecting Lincoln to Conway with breathtaking views of the White Mountains. Franconia Notch Parkway, I-93, North from Woodstock. This stretch of scenic highway takes you through Franconia Notch State Park, and between Franconia and Kinsman Mountain ranges. Crawford Notch, New Hampshire Route 302. Route 302 passes through the scenic Crawford Notch. The drive cuts through a valley with spectacular mountains on either side. You may also view Silver Cascade and Flume Cascade from the highway. Moose Alley, New Hampshire Route 3, North from Pittsburg. The stretch of Route 3 from Pittsburg to the Canadian border is best known as â€œMoose Alleyâ€? due to the record moose
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Zombie Walk Lurches into Dover DOVER The Dover Zombie Walk celebrates 11 years of shambling through the streets of the Garrison City! Started in 2006, long before "The Walking Dead" was a TV hit and America had a case of (non-contagious, non-terrifying) zombie fever, The Dover Zombie Walk has been leading a family-friendly parade of ghouls and revenants through downtown Dover each Halloween season. The walk returns this year on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. As always, zombies of all ages will gather at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, 550 Central Ave. The undead horde will march through downtown Dover (while obeying all traffic rules, of course), and end at Adelle's Coffeehouse, at 3 Hale St., where they'll feast on
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Book Group Discusses Magic, Madness, Murder HAMPTON What do Cracker Jack, Juicy Fruit gum, Shredded Wheat and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer have in common? They were all first sold at the 1893 Chicago Worldâ€™s Fair â€“ also known as the White City, and a topic at the next History Book Group sponsored by the Hampton Historical Soci-
ety. The book to be discussed is â€œDevil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America,â€? by Erik Larson. The meeting will take place on Sunday, October 23, at 4 p.m. at the Tuck Museum, 40 Park Avenue, Hampton. All are welcome to attend, and snack on Cracker Jack made
Gallery Benefit for â€œChrisâ€™ Pets for Vetsâ€? HAMPTON FALLS Color Notes Art Gallery is sponsoring an art show to benefit â€œChrisâ€™ Pets for Vets.â€? Three local artists, Danielle Annis, Carol Adams and Barbara Busenbark will be donating 30 percent of the proceeds from art purchases during this special month long event. â€œChrisâ€™ Pets for Vetsâ€? is one of the programs of â€œAnnieâ€™s Angelsâ€? and provides shelter
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by Barbara Tosiano, Director of the Hampton Falls Library, who leads the discussion and prepares a food representative of the time. Reading the book is not a requirement for what should prove to be an interesting discussion. Many famous people attended the Chicago Worldâ€™s Fair to marvel at innovations such as the first Ferris Wheel, an all-electric kitchen including a dishwasher and the widespread use of incandescent light bulbs. Among them were Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt, Frank Lloyd
Wright, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson and Susan B. Anthony. Daniel H. Burnham, architect of the fair, referring to it said: â€œMake no little plans; they have no magic to stir menâ€™s blood.â€? But with all the magic there was also murder, committed by Henry Howard Holmes, a serial killer from New Hampshire who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Holmes would be caught, charged and defended by Clarence Darrow. It would be the only case in Darrowâ€™s career to end in the clientâ€™s execution.
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Police Departments Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
SOMERSWORTH ONE Voice for Strafford County is proud to announce that on Saturday, October 22, seven Strafford County law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent prescription medication abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to any of the agency locations listed between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in over 893,000 pounds of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that hang around in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicinesâ€”flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trashâ€”both pose potential safety and health hazards. Visit one of the following police departments on Saturday, October 22 to dispose of your unused medications: Dover Police Department: 46 Chestnut Street, Dover; Farmington Police Department: 531 Main Street, Farmington; Lee Police Department: 20 George Bennett Road, Lee; Milton Police Department: 7 Townhouse Road, Milton; Rochester Police Department: 23 Wakefield Street, Rochester; Rollinsford Police Department: 667 Main Street, Rollinsford ;UNH Police Department: UNH Police Department, 18 Waterworks Road, Durham & UNH Health Services Pharmacy, 4 Pettee Brook Lane, Durham. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22 Take Back Day event, contact your local police department or ONE Voice for Straf-
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Hamiltonâ€™s America to Air on NH Public TV DURHAM Eight years, 11 TonyÂŽ Awards, and one Pulitzer Prize later, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Mirandaâ€™s hit musical, is the hottest ticket on Broadway and a pop culture phenomenon. Itâ€™s also the subject of Hamiltonâ€™s America, a new documentary from Great Performances airing October 21 at 9 p.m. on New Hampshire Public Television as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall ...VETS from page 1 and six months after his return home to Stratham, he took his own life. No one knew he had been suffering from PTSD until it was too late. â€œChrisâ€™ Pets for Vetsâ€? works with local animal shelters to pair veterans with a free companion animal who will help them deal with the PTSD. You can help by purchasing artwork at Color Notes Art Gallery, 94 Lafayette Road in Hampton Falls, through the month of October. Open hours are Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Festival. It began in 2008. Lin-Manuel Miranda was on vacation in Mexico, reading Ron Chernowâ€™s biography of Alexander Hamilton â€“ all 832 pages of it. When he returned to New York, he invited Chernow to see â€œIn the Heightsâ€?, his first Broadway show and winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. During a backstage visit afterwards, Miranda told the author that as he was reading his book, hip-hop songs started rising off the pages. â€œI knew it was my next show,â€? he says. Hamiltonâ€™s America shows just how timeless the hotbutton issues of todayâ€™s America are: immigration, Statesâ€™ rights, debt, income inequality, and race relations. These were the same fights that defined Hamiltonâ€™s time, and they are the driving force of Mirandaâ€™s historic work. The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. But the full story of this
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political genius â€“ a poor immigrant who built himself up from nothing to become the architect of modern finance and one of the nationâ€™s most vital authors â€“ has largely been forgotten by historyâ€Ś until now. Highlights of the film include Miranda performing an early version of the musicalâ€™s opening number at The White House in 2009 and composing songs in Aaron Burrâ€™s Manhattan bedroom. In Virginia, Christopher Jackson (George Washington in the musical), grapples with our Foundersâ€™ legacy of slavery while preparing for the role. Back in New York, Miranda, (Hamilton) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (who won a TonyÂŽ Award for his portrayal of Aaron Burr) visit the Museum of American Finance, where they get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they are depicting onstage and learn how to handle authentic 19th-century dueling pistols. For more information, visit the NHPTV PRESSROOM at www.nhptv.org/pressroom.
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~ Arts & Enterainment ~ KITTERY Peggo and former New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes make their Kittery Dance Hall musical debut on Sunday, October 23 at the Kittery Dance Hall, Kittery, with their long-time collaborator, multi-talented Kent Allyn. Peggo and Paul met to play music when Peggo advertised in the Boston Phoenix for a husband under the guise of looking for a guitar player to round out her folk duo. Two kids, seven albums and thirty-seven years later, they’re still making music together. He plays by ear. She is a classically trained vocalist. Happily, the talented multiinstrumentalist Kent Allyn, their long-time collaborator, helps them bridge both musical worlds and make it through rehearsals unscathed. In the early days, Peggo and Paul toured and played music for kids and families, winning two Parent’s
Choice awards for their innovative kid friendly rock and roll. With Kent, they’ve played fairs, festivals, concerts, coffee-houses, band shells and the White House. These days, Following Paul’s stint as a US Congressman, they weave together elements of pop, jazz, traditional folk, singer-songwriter, and
originals that feature Peggo’s wide-ranging vocal abilities, Paul’s bluesy bent, Kent’s rhythmic and harmonic flavors and a whole lot of humor. This is their first hometown Kittery Dance Hall appearance and they are delighted at the short commute from their shack in Kittery Point.
Trio Performs at Historic St. John’s Church PORTSMOUTH The Abitare Trio will perform on Sunday, October 23, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth as part of Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music presentations for 2016. The concert by this Maine-based piano trio is the final of four performances that have been held in historic churches in the greater Portsmouth area this season. The
series is produced by the Portsmouth Athenaeum. A $20 atthe-door donation is suggested. The Abitare Trio brings University of Southern Maine’s professor of piano and renowned recitalist Dr. Anastasia Antonacos and cellist Benjamin Noyes together with violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel. Jasas-Hardel comes to Maine after having been a member of the Audubon and Cavani
Quartets and the Weilerstein Duo. All three musicians have broad international experience, including Noyes’ participation as a young soloist in an orchestral tour of China, his selection made by Yo Yo Ma. The trio’s program will include Mozart’s playful and charming Piano Trio in G Major, his last, as well as Mendelssohn’s romantic and dramatic D Minor Piano Trio. St. John’s Episcopal
“It’s Pastel!” Exhibit at Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery PORTSMOUTH The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is proud to present its Eighth Annual National Juried Exhibition: “It’s Pastel!” at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth. The show will open on Saturday, October 22 and run through November 26, with an opening reception on October 22 at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and there will be an awards ceremony with over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awarded. This is a major juried show with works by pastel artists from New Hampshire and numerous other states. The event is free and open to the public. Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery is at 10 Middle Street (corner of Islington and Middle), Portsmouth, NH 03801. The gallery phone number is 603-436-8433 and the website is www.portsmouthhistory.org. The exhibit includes pastel artists Laetitia Borden of Saco, ME, and Claudette Gamache of Phippisburg, ME. Two renowned pastel artists are jurying the competition. Christine Swann is the Juror of Selection and has Church is located at 100 Chapel Street in Portsmouth. For more information on Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music or the Portsmouth Athenaeum, please visit www.portsmouthathenaeum.org.
Benefits for “Voices from the Heart” to strengthen South African organizations engaged in improving the lives of women, children and families. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit, Voices from the Heart. Silent Movie with Live, Scary Organ Improvisation For Halloween this year, see the original “Phantom of the Opera” the way it was meant to be seen! It promises to be a deliciously scary preHalloween evening when renowned South African pipe organist Zorada Temmingh performs an improvised soundtrack live during screening of the 1925 silent horror masterpiece, “The Phantom of the Opera,” at South Church on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30
Auditions for Comedy ROLLINSFORD Garrison Players is auditioning for the comedy “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katherine DiSavino. Open auditions are Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. and Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Garrison
Players Arts Center on Route 4 in Rollinsford. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life
p.m. Imagine the dark, ominous organ music as backdrop for Lon Chaney’s spine-tingling performance as the menacing, fang-toothed phantom lurking beneath the Paris Opera House! Known for her boundary breaking approach to classical music, the organist, Ms. Temmingh, has received critical and popular acclaim for her silent film organ improvisations. Tickets can be purchased online at http://phantomoftheopera1925.brownpapertickets. com/. Prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years; or at the door for $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit, Voices from the Heart.
together. Their moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that's about See AUDITIONS page 6...
chosen approximately 90 paintings to be included in the exhibition. Swann is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and a member of the IAPS Masters’ Circle. She is currently the President of the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League and a Past President of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. Lyn Asselta is the Juror of Awards and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and a Master's Circle recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is the founder of the First Coast Pastel Society (FL), a Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society, and is a member of the American Artists Professional League. Asselta will speak at the welcome reception on October 22. The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of soft pastels as a fine art medium. For more information: www.pastelsocietynh.com.
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PORTSMOUTH Gift Fair The Portsmouth-based women’s chorus, Voices from the Heart, will hold a gift fair called “Voices ART from the Heart” on Saturday, October 22, at South Church, 292 State Street in Portsmouth, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All artists participating in this fair sing with the 200member Voices from the Heart, and will present their own handmade unique jewelry, greeting cards, pottery, quilting, seasonal decor, floral, paper and fiber art, baked goods, painting, photography and more. Voices ART from the Heart will benefit Voices f rom the Hear t’s 2018 humanitarian concert tour to South Africa, raising money
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Early-Bird Registration for Halloween 5K Run/Walk Now Open EXETER Early bird registration is now open for the 4th Annual Trick or Treat Trot 5K Run/ Walk and Creepy Crawler Fun Run, which is also part of Exeter Hospital’s United in Wellness Road Race Series. To register online for the event visit www.active.com and/or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, additional event information and the road race series, visit www.UnitedInWellness.org. Exeter Hospital has an-
nounced that two local businesses have signed on as Platinum sponsors for the event to be held on Sunday, October 30. Hannaford in Exeter and Eastern Bank have both pledged their support to the event, which continues to grow in popularity each Halloween. “Focusing on wellness is important to Hannaford,” said Bryan Sutton, store manager at Hannaford in Exeter. “We’re proud to be part of this event for the second year and support the needs of our community
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through this fun, family health and fitness event.” “Eastern Bank believes in supporting the health and vitality of the communities we serve,” said Jamie Thompson, senior vice president at Eastern Bank.” We are honored to support Exeter Hospital as it brings our community together to help patients in need.”
Proceeds will benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund, which provides financial support and assistance to patients as they undergo treatment at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care. “Our volunteers, sponsors and contributors all directly play a role in making the Trick or Treat Trot 5K and Fun Run
one of the most popular and exciting fundraising events in the Exeter area,” says Dan Raposa, director of advancement for Exeter Health Resources. “Their generous contributions of time and financial support are vital to the patients we treat each year, and for that, we are extremely grateful. For more information about Exeter Hospital, visit exeterhospital.com or call 603-580-6668.
Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance DOVER Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) is offering free assistance to help community members enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. During the Marketplace Open Enrollment period, from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, Certification Application Counselors will be available both at the hospital and at the offsite financial assistance office to help answer questions, access
information online and enroll in insurance plans. Assistance is available both by appointment and on a walk-in basis from November 1 through January 31, 2017: WDH Patient Registration Office, 789 Central Avenue, Dover, by Appointment Only. Call 603-740-3234 or Wentworth-Douglass Financial Assistance Office, 121 Broadway, Dover, walk in or make an appointment. The Health Insurance
Marketplace was established through the Affordable Care Act as a resource for individuals and families who do not have insurance or are looking for lower cost insurance. Our Certified Application Counselors can help determine if enrollees qualify for tax credits or discounts based on their annual income. For more information visit, please call 603740-3234 or visit wdhospital. com/insurancemarketplace.
~ Ask The Computer Lady ~ Dear Computer Lady, I like to use online videos and tutorials for instruction and would like to save them to my documents for later off-line reference. I have win 7 and have heard it is possible. Can you tell me what I need to do this, maybe in mp 4 or mp3 format. Hoping you can help, Robert Dear Robert, It is possible to save online videos to your computer, but it is not always legal. Before you start downloading your videos and tutorials, you need to make sure you are able to do so. Once you have checked out the legalities, you next need to find a software program to help you with your task. I have not used any of these programs, but found a few online that you might want to check out. YTD Video Downloader at www.
ytddownloader.com, RealPlayer at www.real.com, NDNow Video Downloader at www.dlnowsoft.com, Freemake Video Downloader at www.freemake. com/free_video_downloader/. Hopefully one of these will work for you. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I have a laptop computer with vista, it is 7 yrs old. Is there anything I can do to try to keep using it without spending a lot of money to keep it going since there won't be any updates going? I would like to put a different windows in it, but with the age I really don't want to spend a lot of money not knowing how much longer it will last. Do you have any suggestions to help? I would appreciate what ever help you can give. I really enjoy your help and advice you give thru your
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emails,. Thank you very much for all your help with the many computer questions so many of us have. Shirley Dear Shirley, If you are using this computer to go online, I would suggest that you get a Linux CD and use that as your operating system. If you are using the computer for programs that don't need online access, just don't connect to the internet and you should be fine. Here are the steps that I set up for my customers who want to continue using their older computer. 1. Download Puppy Linux at: http://puppylinux.org/ There are directions on the website for how to download. 2. You will download an iso file. Use your CD burning program to create a Puppy Linux disk. 3. With the disk in your CD drive, shut down the computer, then start it up and press the key your computer uses to display a boot menu. (you might have to look this up on your laptop manufacturers website) You can try either F12 or the Esc key as those are the most common. 4. Once in the boot menu, choose to boot to the CD and you will find yourself looking at the puppy linux desktop instead of the Windows desktop. I usually download and create a disk for my customers, give them a short lesson on booting
to the disk and they happily use Linux as their online operating system. Elizabeth
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Dear Computer Lady, After backing up all the information that I had on an old computer to my recently purchased new computer, I am unable to open some saved Outlook 2010 files. They transferred over from my old computer into my “Documents” folder on my new computer and after getting the message that I had to move them to my new Outlook 2010 file, I did, but still they would not open and just recently that file shows that it is empty. But I do see the following files in my Documents folder = Archive. pst; My Outlook Data File (1). pst; and Outlook.pst. How can I open these to retrieve the saved information? Your help is appreciated, Penny
Dear Computer Lady, I really only have a problem with your tiny font. Must be a 10 or smaller. I am using 14 as above in bold This is yours in black. I was wondering if you could possible enlarge your font for us seniors whose sight is not what it use to be. I really enjoy your Q & As. Lynn in Orlando, Fl
Dear Penny, The best way to retrieve the messages in those files is to open Outlook first, then use the "Import" function to import the messages, contacts and settings into Outlook. I don't have Outlook 2010 on my computer so I can't give you step by step directions, but usually the import function is either in the "File" menu or the "Tools" menu. If you live in the area, I would be happy to set Outlook back up for you, transferring emails
Dear Lynn, I actually send this newsletter out in plain text. This means that the size of the text in the messages is determined by the recipient. All you need to do is go into the settings in your email program and enlarge the font for reading plain text messages. You didn't specify what email program you are using, so I can't give you directions, but it should be easy to find by looking through the settings. I already have directions on my website for changing the font size in Windows Live Mail at: http://wp.me/pwwRq-QW. 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.
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~ News ~ Third Grade Portsmouth History Program Celebrates Tenth Year PORTSMOUTH They have never known a time without smartphones or WiFi. Barack Obama has been President since they could walk. They are Portsmouth's third-graders... and they attend school in a city almost 400 years old. The kids at Dondero and Little Harbor School call her “The History Lady.” Her name is Claire Spollen. Six times a year she shows up with strange and wonderful objects from the past. It might be a small wooden box with a door, a handle, and a lot of holes. This particular item is called a foot stove, the History Lady explains. People put hot coals inside in a little bowl and used it to warm their frozen toes during the long New England winter. The handle let them carry it to church or in a carriage or upstairs to bed. Claire Spollen is the newest History Lady in an edu-
Third Graders explore an item brought by “The History Lady”.
cational outreach sponsored by the Portsmouth Historical Society. The Third Grade History Program brings stories of Portsmouth history right to the classroom, creating a guided museum experience. The object is the jumping off point. It could be a photograph, a document, a metal candle mold, an iron, a teacup, a leather fire bucket or a mysterious tool. “We want children to feel connected to Portsmouth, to feel more connected to where they live,” Spollen says. “We’re
trying to give them a taste at an early age, of history and preservation and learning from primary sources.” The program got its start in 2006 when historian and curator Sandra Rux began offering in-class talks at Dondero School. Each monthly visit focused on a different topic. Students were introduced to Portsmouth’s deep and complex history focusing on sailors, merchants, African Americans, women and children, immigrant families, shipyard work-
~ Calendar of Events ~ Friday, October 21 Breast Cancer Support at Ri Ra A portion of the proceeds will benefi t My Breast Cancer Support. $5 cover charge at the door. Everyone is encouraged to dress for the cause by wearing their best pink dress, pink shirt, or tie. Ri Ra Irish Pub, Market Square, Portsmouth. FMI: www.facebook. com/littlepinkdressevent or www. rira.com.
Saturday, October 22 Domestic Technology Changes A tour exploring changes in domestic technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at Rundlet-May House, 364 Middle Street in Portsmouth. The tour explores areas of the 1807 mansion not normally open to the public, such as the basement and service elevator. See a progression of modern conveniences including a Rumford roaster and broiler, a privy with wallpaper, a 1930s bathroom and early central heating system. Registration required at www.historicnewengland.org. FMI: 603-436-3205.
Enchanted Fall Festival This family event will feature a tour that takes you to the Enchanted Forest, a live animal presentation and a presentation about NH bats. Enjoy live bluegrass music, marshmallow roasting around the the enchanted bonfire, face painting, games and crafts, refreshments and more. 4-8 p.m. Feel free to come in costume! Pre-registration required. To sign up for a tour: www.nhaudubon.org or call 603668-2045.
Harvest Fair Held at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 5 Hale Street, Dover. FMI: http:// stdover.org/.
Sunday, October 23
Chicken BBQ The Hampton Falls Tricentennial Committee is sponsoring a BBQ community fundraiser at the Fire Department from 11:30-2 p.m. Guests will be served chicken from the charcoal pit manned by the fire department and homemade potato salad, cole slaw, breads, desserts and drinks. Raffles, Karaoke and a fun time.
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Family Yoga: 10 a.m.; Mother & Daughter: 1 p.m. at ChildLight Yoga, 53 Washington St, Ste 100, Dover. Yoga Instructor Michelle James will offer families of all ages the opportunity to strengthen bonds and stretch bodies. Then Daughters and their Mothers (or other female guardians) can spend quality time together building trust, communication, and body confidence. FMI: http:// childlightyoga.com/.
Benefits Community Action Partnership of Strafford County. Deadline to register is October 27! Event date: Friday, November 18, 6:308:30 p.m. at Dover High School. Secure your song and register your team now! For the past two years, dozens of performers made up of families, elementary, middle, and high school age students, adult groups, and solo acts competed for the coveted title of “Strafford County Lip Sync Champion.”
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St. John’s Church will host the final 2016 Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music performance, The Abitare Trio, at 3 p.m. as part of Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music presentations. A $20 atthe-door donation is suggested. The Abitare Trio brings University of Southern Maine’s professor of piano and recitalist Dr. Anastasia Antonacos and cellist Benjamin Noyes together with violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel. The trio’s program will include Mozart’s Piano Trio in G Major, and Mendelssohn’s romantic and dramatic D Minor Piano Trio. The church is located at 100 Chapel Street in Portsmouth. FMI: www.portsmouthathenaeum.org.
Residents and business owners will have an opportunity to meet candidates running for state offices and representing Somersworth on Thursday, October 27 at Somersworth City Hall Chambers. The event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register at somersworthchamber. com/candidates-forum/. All candidates will have the opportunity to share their platforms and positions. The event will be televised by Somersworth Channel 22.
Tuesday, October 25 Watoto Children's Choir travels from Africa Held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5 Hale Street, Dover. The Watoto Children's Choir will present a their new choir production entitled "Oh What Love," Their
ers. They heard tales of famous figures from John Paul Jones and Celia Thaxter to Prince Whipple and Polly Warner. “At the end of each year, kids toured several historic houses, all of which they had seen and talked about beforehand," Rux says. Classes have visited the Moffatt-Ladd House, Warner House, the Portsmouth Athenaeum, the African Burying Ground and more. Spollen is supremely qualified to be the latest History Lady. Originally from Larchmont, NY, Spollen has an M.A. in Museum Studies from the Harvard Extension School and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Lesley College. Before moving to Portsmouth she worked for many years at Boston Children’s Museum and at the Educational Development Center (EDC), an educational outreach nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation. She is the mother of three children, aged four, two, and five months. One of her favorite history objects, a chunk of dried cod,
has been living in her freezer for years. She takes it out annually to spark discussion about the region’s founding fishermen and Portsmouth life in the 1600s. “Object-based teaching is an exciting tactile way for students to begin learning about Portsmouth history and build a love of community,” Spollen says. “How can an old piece of fish not get stinky? How far away is England? Why would dried cod be so important to the first settlers? We explore these ideas together. The kids make the connections. I'm just their guide. That’s how we all learn about this amazing city.” According to Director of Programming Allison Galliher, "This program helps students build their observation and questioning skills. They have extended classroom discussions and participate in small group presentations. We want to bring a museum experience right to the classroom. Our third grade Portsmouth history program is a perfect lead in to what will come in the fourth grade when they tackle New Hampshire." For more information, please visit http://portsmouthhistory.org/.
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Doors open at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 28 for the Friends of the Library’s annual, two-week-long, gigantic fall book sale at the library. Only library cardholders will be able to purchase items on the first day of the sale so be sure to bring your Dover borrower’s card with you. The sale opens to non-cardholders and the general public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. Thousands of books and media items for all ages will be available from $.50 to $2. Booksale prices will be further reduced on Wednesday, November 2, and during Week #2 of the sale, November 7-13, the remainder will be sold for just $1 per bag or boxful. Any leftover books will be given away for free beginning Monday, November 14. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, a 501(c)3 charitable organization which last year donated over $15,000 to the library.
Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smartphone to the library on Monday, October 24 at 2 p.m. for a hands-on workshop in downloading books or audiobooks to your mobile device or smartphone with OverDrive. Register at the library’s online calendar.
Meet NH Candidates The library in Stratham will host candidates for the NH Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. The library hosts a successful town candidates night annually. The public is invited to hear from state candidates, ask questions and become better informed before the elections on November 8. All Democratic and Republican candidates for the NH Senate seat in District 24 and the NH House seats in Districts 19 and 36 have been invited to attend.
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Sunday, October 30 Community HU Chant At 10 a.m., Hampton Inn, 9 Hotel Dr., Dover. Eckankar Worship Service held at 11 a.m.
Trick or Trot in Dover 4th Annual Trick or Trot includes 5K race and Kids' Fun Run to benefit Dover Soccer Association. Cash prizes, trophies, medals. FMI or online registration: www. lightboxreg.com; www.doversoccer.org.
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PUB 319 Celebrates with Open House SOMERSWORTH On September 29, PUB 319 celebrated its Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony sponsored by the Somersworth Chamber of Commerce. The business is located at 2 Main Street, Somersworth in the lower level of the old train Station on Main Street. The restaurant focuses on casual dining with fresh foods and natural ingredients.
Ken Mauser Promoted to AVP of Technology at HRCU ROCHESTER Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Mauser to Assistant Vice President of Technology. A member of the HRCU family since 2014, Ken previously assumed the position of IT Manager for the credit union. As AVP of Technology and senior management team member, one of Mauser’s top priorities is the safety and security of HRCU members, particularly during online transactions. A crucial member of the IT Department at the credit union, he assists with ongoing
network testing of the HRCU system, regular reporting on technology updates and threats of banking fraud, and constant monitoring to ensure the utmost security during member transactions. “Ken is a key player in our IT Department and truly demonstrates an important part of our mission - to embrace innovation,” said Brian Hughes, President and CEO of Holy Rosary Credit Union. “His knowledge of network management, as well as his vigilant nature when dealing with the sensitive data of our members, is a true asset to HRCU.”
Drake Farm in North Hampton named to National Register of Historic Places NORTH HAMPTON The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Drake Farm in North Hampton has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The Drake Farm is a relatively late example of connected farmhouses that were popular in New Hampshire in the 19th century. Today, few examples survive in such an unaltered condition. A homestead and detached barn were originally on the site, but that house was torn down in 1890 and the connected complex took on its current appearance, with a two and a half story main house, two story kitchen wing, smaller barn and large offset barn. While the main house provided formal living spaces for generations of Drakes, the kitchen wing’s smaller upstairs bedrooms may have been used
by farm laborers, servants or boarders. Areas of the smaller barn, commonly called a “back house,” were likely used as a carriage shed, milk room, woodshed, summer kitchen or general kitchen storage area. Throughout its history, the large barn housed cows, horses, lambs and pigs. Its walls still have the names of workers written on them as well as dated details of farm operations including plowing, potato planting, manure hauling and egg counts. A two-hole outhouse is still in place next to the grain bin. A plaque on the property commemorates the life of Col. Abraham Drake, who served in both the French and Indian Wars and the Revolutionary War and who witnessed the surrender of Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. Joshua F. Drake was the last family member to use the property as a farm. He continued to keep cows into the 1970s
Center Looks to Help More Families Across Southern NH DOVER Having recently relocated to their new space in Dover, the New Hampshire Parenting Support Center (NHPSC) has expanded its capacity to assist families experiencing a divorce. Specializing in cases that require court intervention, NHPSC offers supervised visitation for children and parents in a more comfortable and home-like environment as a result of its move. “Our new facility helps to enhance the therapeutic aspect of our services,” said NHPSC Co-Founder Nancy Blais, who
cited strong ties to the court and mental health system. “We are a known entity among many judges, so our goal now is to work more closely with mental health centers and hospitals who may be able to refer our services to families in need.” Certified as a Guardian ad Litem since 2005, Blais has a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling and has served in divorce and guardian cases and abuse/neglect and termination of parental rights cases in Strafford and Rockingham County. She is joined by Co-Founder Chris Burns, prin-
cipal attorney of Burns Legal Services. Burns experience includes both civil and criminal cases in a variety of courts, including the New Hampshire Supreme Court. “We will even go into the home and meet with parents and children on ‘their turf’ if they can’t or don’t want to come to the Center,” Burns added. “We are committed to reunifying families and serving as a resource for southern New Hampshire and Maine.” To learn more about NHPSC, visit www.nhpsc. com.
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while he pursued a career as a master carpenter. The Drake family sold the property in 1990, and the barns were used as retail space. More recently, the current owner participated in the federal 20 percent tax credit for rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings, the first time the program has been used in New Hampshire for barn rehabilitation. Administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation and is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archaeological resources. Listing to the National Register does not impose any new or additional restrictions or limitations on the use of private or non-federal properties. Listings identify historically significant properties and can
PORTSMOUTH DARCI Creative LLC, a full-service marketing agency located in downtown Portsmouth, recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with friends, family, vendors and clients at their Chestnut Street office. The company was founded by owner Darci Knowles in October of 2006, then located on Bow Street overlooking the Piscataqua River. DARCI Creative specializes in Brand Development and Integrated Marketing Strategies, which often include a complex mix of digital, social, outdoor, broadcast and print media. The agency also handles project work such as website design and development, social media management and consultation, and strategic planning with an overall focus serve as education tools and increase heritage tourism opportunities. The rehabilitation of National Register-listed commercial or industrial buildings may qualify for certain federal tax provisions. In New Hampshire, listing to the National Register makes applicable property owners eligible for grants such as the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program or LCHIP (lchip.org) and the Conservation License Plate Program (nh.gov/nhdhr/ grants/moose). For more information on the National Register program in New Hampshire, please visit nh.gov/nhdhr or contact Peter Michaud at the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-3483.
on original creative. Serving the Portsmouth area and regional businesses, DARCI Creative has worked on a wide range of projects with the cities of Portsmouth and Dover, including a parking campaign for the city of Dover called 'Get to It!' The agency also branded and has helped promote 'street.life!,' an annual dinner on behalf of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. Early clients of theirs included Lyon’s Law, the Market Square Steeple Fund and Piscataqua Savings Bank; current clients range from non-profits and healthcare to professional services, B2B, hospitality and financial institutions (including Piscataqua Savings Bank). To learn more visit www. edarci.com or call 603-4366330.
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