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Student Volunteers Help Open Free Mobile Clinic PORTSMOUTH Initially set to open earlier this year in Manchester, challenges emerged that led nonprofit Volunteers in Medicine of New Hampshire (VIM-NH) to the seacoast, a move that has galvanized a core group of volunteer students. “These students are bright, passionate, resourceful, and connected,” said VIM-NH Founder Dr. Reiko Johnson, who works at Families First as a family physician. “In order for VIM-NH to succeed, we need to raise awareness about our organization and spread the word.” VIM-NH is expected to open its first free mobile clinic for uninsured and underinsured families at Cross Roads House in Portsmouth in early 2023. VIM-NH will also collaborate with Families First to ensure their patients have access to ongoing care. Participating students in VIM-NH’s organizational relaunch include UNH sophomores Grace Harpster and Emily Komerska, St. Thomas Aquinas High School senior Alyona Latsilnik, and UNH senior Christian Knightly. According to the students, VIM-NH’s mission is the key factor that led them to volunteer. “My experience of work-

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ing in healthcare has made me realize that quality care has turned into a privilege instead of a human right,” said Komerska. “I am so excited to work at VIM-NH to help give hope and options to those who have been let down by the healthcare system.” Majoring in business ad-

ministration, Knightly described VIM-NH’s mission as “heartwarming.” “I think it’s a great experience for me as I learn to navigate the professional world and have to adapt to working with new people in new environments that can change a lot,” he said. “I hope to give and to gain much from these experiences

working with VIM-NH.” With plans to major in biophysics or computational biology on the pre-med track when she enters college, Latsilnik said volunteering at VIM-NH reflects her strong interest in healthcare. “I’m an LNA and I volunteer at the ER in Wentworth Douglass,” she said. “VIM-NH provides an amazing opportunity to give back to my community as well as gain valuable hands-on experience.” Expressing gratitude for their collective interest and commitment, Johnson said the students are already playing a crucial role in several ways. “They are tapping into their networks, helping us market our organiza-

tion on social media, and collaborating with the UNH and Durham community to do some much needed fundraising,” she said. Latsilnik recently spearheaded a f undraiser at St. Thomas High School’s final home football game where she sold close to 100 cups of hot cocoa and dozens of raffle tickets to raise nearly $500 to support VIM-NH. “Her friends and classmates, athletic department, and spectators all came together to support VIM-NH’s mission, which was really wonderful,” said Johnson. Regarding the future, JohnSee CLINIC on page 8 . . .

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at HUMC HAMPTON Hampton United Methodist Church (HUMC), 525 Lafayette Road (Route 1) invites the community to a free grab-n-go Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, which includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, and dessert. Pick-up times are in 30minute increments on Thurs-

day, November 24, 12-1:30 p.m. in the church parking lot at the back of the building. Delivery is also available if you are unable to get to the church (please indicate this when you place your order). Register at, 603-926-2702, or hamptonumc@myfairpoint. com. HUMC is proud of the vital role it plays in the community

with outreach and mission work that extends throughout the seacoast and beyond. Locally, it provides space for Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings, as well as Meals on Wheels, and a food pantry that is open every Wednesday. HUMC is also an active partner with Seacoast Family Promise, a non-profit agency that helps families who are experiencing homelessness.

Racing Museum to Host Legends Day STATEWIDE On Sunday, November 13, New England Racing Museum will host Legends Day, which will feature numerous stock car stars of the former NASCAR North and Busch North Series in attendance. These stars include Maine’s Kelly Moore (all-time wins leader in the Busch North Series), legendary Vermont racing brothers Bobby and Beaver Dragon, ‘Dynamite’ Dave Dion, and Central New Hampshire native Brad Leighton. “This event honors these drivers, all of whom collectively represent an all-star lineup of New England stock car greats,” noted Tom Netishen, executive director of the museum. Presented by Autopac Gallery and Overhead Door Options, the event includes

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an honoree panel discussion, permanent banner unveiling, and buffet lunch. Event coemcees will include museum founder Dick Berggren and Vermont native Dave Moody,

the latter of whom is host of the nationally syndicated Sirius Speedway radio show. “While the primary focus of the museum is racing, guests also learn how regional motor sports have impacted the development of automotive engineering and automotive safety,” Netishen explained. “Many developments in auto racing have directly impacted consumer and commercial vehicles.” The museum also features multiple interactive exhibits. “If you’ve never been to a race or driven a race car, we encourage you to test drive our simulator and sit in a real race car,” he added. The racing museum is a member of the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail, See CARS on page 3 . . .


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Annual Festival of Trees in Dover

DOVER The 13th annual Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, December 2, 4-8 p.m., at Rivermill at Dover Landing, 2 Washington St. The festival will feature over 35 trees and wreaths elaborately decorated by local businesses and organizations, to be auctioned and raffled off to benefit

the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce City Lights Committee. The event also includes live choir performances, Santa, refreshments, and more. To sponsor a tree, contact Hope Anderson at or 603-742-2218. For more information, visit www.

The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse Announce the Holiday Production of “Elf The Musical” PORTSMOUTH The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse are thrilled to announce that Steven Booth and Diana Huey will return to reprise their roles in “Elf The Musical,” on stage November 30 - December 18 at the Music Hall in Portsmouth Based on the beloved film, “Elf The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts, is transported back to the North Pole, and raised as one of Santa’s elves. Eventually, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to embark on a journey to New York City to find his birth

Gay Men’s Chorus to Perform Holiday Concert Series NEWINGTON Join the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus as they celebrate their 25th anniversary winter concert series, “Suddenly Silver Bells.” Hear them sing your favorite holiday songs in four-part harmony on Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 22 Fox Run Road, Newington. Tickets are $20 available at Eventbrite or Children ages 12 and under are free. For details, call 603-263-4333.

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father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Booth, playing Buddy, is thrilled to be squeezing back into his yellow tights and elf shoes. His experience on Broadway includes “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” “School of Rock,” “Glor y Days,” and “Avenue Q.” He was in “Dogfight” Off-Broadway. National Tours includes “Kinky Boots” and “Happy Days.” He was in “Modern Love Season 2” on TV. Diana Huey, playing Jovie, feels “sparklejolly-twinklejingley” to return to the seacoast this holiday season. She is a Helen Hayes and Gregory awardwinning New York-based actor best known for her portrayal of Kim in “Miss Saigon” (Signature Theatre) and Ariel in the National Tour productions of Disney’s

Community Chorus to Perform Holiday Festival Concerts

SEACOAST The Community Chorus at South Berwick (CCSB) will perform two “Holiday Festival” concerts on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal in Exeter, and Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. in the Hussey Theater at Noble High School in North Berwick, ME. Now in its 48th season, CCSB is a group of singers from more than 25 communities who come together for the joy of preparing excellent choral music and performing concerts twice annually. The concert programs feature Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata,” Quintana’s “Hodie Christus Natus Est,” as well as works by Rutter, Anderson, and those that celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The 70 singers will

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“The Little Mermaid,” where she made international headlines for combatting racism over her casting as an Asian American actor. She has been a featured singer around the world, worked regionally across the country and has been a part of several world and U.S. premiers of new musicals and plays including Pasek and Paul’s “James and the Giant Peach,” Anchuli Felicia King’s “White Pearl,” and Michael Arden’s production of “Maybe Happy Ending.” On screen she has been featured in “Pokémon,” “Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens,” Netflix’s “It’s Bruno,” TNT’s “Leverage” and “The Glee Project.” For tickets, visit or call the box office at 603-436-2400. To learn more about the Ogunquit Playhouse, visit

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be accompanied by the CCSB chamber orchestra. “Our Holiday Festival concert is meant to capture and celebrate the joy and hopefulness of the holidays, complete with all the bells and whistles… in our case, brass and percussion, courtesy of our in-house chamber orchestra,” said Dr. Nicholas Dosman, music director and conductor. Advance tickets for the performance are $12 and can be purchased at www.ccsb-sing. org. At-the-door tickets are $15 for general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. Christ Church Episcopal is located at 43 Pine Street in Exeter. Noble High School is located at 100 Noble Way in North Berwick, ME. Patrons are asked to wear a mask.


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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Show + Tell Exhibition Explores Local Children’s Book Illustrations PORTSMOUTH Building on the success of its first-ever exhibition celebrating the extraordinary heritage of children’s books created in northern New England, the Portsmouth Historical Society opens a new exhibition, “Show + Tell” featuring illustrators even closer to home. The exhibition showcases original artwork by twenty illustrators and the continuing bookmaking station and reading nook. The Show + Tell exhibition will run through the end of the year, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the society’s

galleries at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth. Engage with the illustrators and art featured in “Show + Tell: Greater Seacoast Illustrators” this November through workshops, lectures, and curator-led tours. On Sunday, November 13 at 10 a.m., illustrator Gina Perry will be leading a workshop entitled “Read, Draw, and Discover.” This program is designed to teach children ages five and up how illustrated books are made through a series of drawing games.

The historical society will welcome two more illustrators from the exhibition on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a lecture on the book illustration process as a part of the William and Arlene Brewster Lecture Series. Jill Weber and Ryan O’Rourke will lead a lively discussion on the stages of bringing their illustrations from imagination to print including storyboards and picture book dummies that can be handled. Further immersing visitors in the world of “Show + Tell” are a pair of curator-led tours, held

Amare Cantare to Perform November 19-20 SEACOAST The seacoast’s vocal chamber chorus Amare Cantare will perform two concerts on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 150 Central Avenue, Dover, and Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth. The concert program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Cantata 131, Out of the Depths, I Call to You, O Lord” and Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” with accompaniment by a chamber orchestra of local professional instrumentalists. The soloists for both works are Amare Cantare members. In

addition to the choral works, the orchestra will perform the second movement of Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in B, BWV 1068 (Air).” The concert is supported in part by a grant from the Waldo and Alice Ayer Trust, Citizens Bank N.A. “We are excited to be performing two Baroque choral gems this season,” said Catherine Beller-McKenna. “One of Bach’s


earliest cantatas, ‘Aus der Tiefe’ is also one of a handful of his cantatas with multiple choral movements. And Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria,’ one of the most frequently performed works in the choral literature, promises to be a treat.” Tickets are $18 and available at, with limited tickets availability at the door.

on Wednesday, November 16 and December 7 at 12 p.m. Guest Curator Tess Feltes encourages viewers to think critically about how design tools, techniques, and artistic styles can influence the way a reader or viewer feels about a subject. Additional illust rators include well-known favorites: Joann Adinolfi (AK A Josie James), Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Jeannie Brett, Jane CowenFletcher, Ken Daley, Rebecca Dudley, Timothy B. Ering, Kim Ferreira, Marty Kelley, Scott Magoon, David McPhail, Hazel Mitchell, AJ Smith, Susan Spellman, Robert Squier, Nicole Tadgell, and Teri Weidner. “Pictures in books are the child’s introduction to art. As our Imagine That! exhibition underscored, those illustrations make an indelible impression and can instill a lasting appreciation as the child grows up with books and art,” said Executive Director Emma Stratton. “While Show + Tell continues our exploration of the visual grammar of line, color, shape and texture we hope the exhibition also extends the exchanges we observed so often – between adults and children and child to child – as they share the joyful experience of viewing the imaginative and beautiful worlds of the illustrators.” Admission is free but pro-


Susan Spellman, one of the illustrators featured in the “Show + Tell” exhibition, leads a painting workshop at the Portsmouth Historical Society.

grams are ticketed. Visit www. or call 603-436-8433 to learn more. . . . CARS from page 1 which features more than 20 museums throughout New Hampshire’s lakes region, Merrimack Valley, and seacoast. On Legends Day, doors open at 11 a.m. with guests able to explore the museum’s more than 30 race cars, motorcycles, and hundreds of artifacts. Buffet lunch and social hour is scheduled for 12-1 p.m. Honoree discussion starts at 1 p.m., and the event concludes with a dramatic unveiling ceremony in which commemorative banners become a permanent part of the museum. To purchase tickets, visit or call 603-783-0183.


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Isaac Fitzgerald to Headline “Starry Night” Fundraiser “A Safe Passage” Shines at the Ring PORTSMOUTH Star Island’s annual fundraiser called “Starry Night” will take place on Saturday, November 19, 5-7:30 p.m. at Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth. The in-person event is the largest fundraising effort for the nonprofit organization, and will feature a talk by New York Times best-selling author Isaac Fitzgerald, who wrote the acclaimed memoi r “Di r tbag, Massachusetts.” Starry Night will also include live music by Seth Gooby, a silent auction, and refreshments. Fitzgerald is a dynamic presenter who captivates audiences with his gregarious personality and honest, observational take on life. He’s a frequent contributor to the Today Show and also well known as the former editor of BuzzFeed Books. Says Fitzgerald, “Sta r Island remains one of my favorite places on planet earth, which it has been since I first set foot on the long, concrete pier – bag over my shoulder– at the age of 16, there to work as an ‘End of Season Pelican’ in 1999. I continued to hold a plethora of different jobs on the island until the age of 22, when I worked my last close-up in 2005. To call these years formative does not even begin to do them justice. Star Island taught me so many important lessons about community. About friendship. About kindness, work ethic, and natural beauty. I carry all of these lessons with me to this day, and every summer make a pilgrimage back so that I might continue to hold everything the island has taught me close.

What an honor it is to share this evening with so many Shoalers, and to help raise funds for this place that we all treasure so, so, so much. Truly, our spirits’ home.”

The event is open to the public. Tickets cost $45 for adults and can be purchased online at The Starry Night fundraising auction features over 100 items, including gift certificates, theater tickets, handmade crafts, and original artwork. All proceeds benefit Star Island. Star Island is one of the nine Isles of Shoals located seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. The 43-acre island is owned and operated by the nonprofit Star Island Corporation. Home to the circa-1876 Oceanic Hotel and a fishing village from the 1600s, a visit to Star Island is a step back in time.

Hampton Artist Exhibit: Ethel Hills – An Artist’s Journey HAMPTON Hampton artist Ethel Hills has an exhibit of original art work at the Lane House Arts Center (LHAC) for the month of November. “Ethel Hills – an Artist’s Journey” gives a glimpse into her artist’s journey and creative process. The exhibit features a range of mixed media abstract works, using watercolor, acrylic, and collage, with a lot of color. “My journey as an artist has been filled with lots of color, love, joy, and wonder – and a fair number of twists and turns,” said Hills. While attending UNH, Hills fell in love with the seacoast and settled in Hampton, originally from rural Hollis. Her work has always had a connection to the land and place, exploring the relationship with emotions and

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PORTSMOUTH Following the success of the emotionally gripping “Mary and Me” back in October 2020, the Players’ Ring is proud to present the U.S. premiere of a new psychological thriller by Irish playwright Irene Kelleher, “A Safe Passage.” New Years Eve, Ireland, 1979. Christy, a lonely lighthouse keeper, is not entirely certain he wants to see 1980. He has lost his wife, his daughter, and his will to go on. But when he sees a young woman on the rocks poised to jump into the sea, he races into the storm to pull her back from the brink. But Christy is about to realize that the woman is not what she seems and this final rescue is much more than he bargained for. “When we invite a stranger into our lives our world can be

turned upside down, for good, or in terrible ways. Fear of the latter is what keeps us locked in our own towers, like lighthouses battened down for the coming storm. But aren’t we also shutting out the possibility of a life-changing encounter with someone who can influence our solitary mindset?” Irene Kelleher’s dynamic psychological thriller illuminates the question: what happens if we let someone in? Starring Emily Karel and Andrew Codispoti, directed by Catherine Stewart, and produced by Glass Dove Productions, the show will play through November 13. The Players’ Ring is located at 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth. For tickets and more information, visit www. or call 603-436 8123.

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“Surfs Up,” acrylic by Ethel Hills.

memories. As she has developed her style, her focus became more and more rooted in emotions. Hills said, “The form may vary from medium to medium and series to series, but the core of all of these paintings is love, gratitude, celebration, and wonder. It’s important to be grateful and celebrate what’s wonderful – and my paintings do just that.” Simultaneously, the Lane House Arts Center is hosting a food and item drive and fundraiser to support the Hampton Community Coalition (HCC) at Hobbs House, which is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, com-

PORTSMOUTH “We’re back in, and we’re going to ‘Shine On!’” says Voices from the Heart Director Joanne Connolly. Voices from the Heart, Portsmouth’s worldly music women’s chorus, is excited to present their first in-person, and in-place concert since 2019. Voices will perform their “Shine On!” concert on munity action group working to improve the health and wellbeing of Hampton area children and families. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Hills work during this exhibit will go to support HCC and Hampton families. The Ethel Hills exhibit runs through November. The fundraiser will continue until December 21. LHAC is located at 380 Lafayette Road in Hampton. For more information, email at, call 603-926-1111, or visit and

Saturday, November 19 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth. “We had the great fortune to sing an outdoor concert, this past June, under the big top to a 500-member sold-out audience at Green Acre – a concert, that with other fundraising, raised over $6,000 for Ukraine,” shares Connolly. “And now we are back home at South Church for the fall concert. We will be raising the roof with uplifting, engaging, fun, and poignant songs from many traditions: American gospel, South African, Scottish, from Namibia, and even a Wailin’ Jennys song. We’ll have Kent Allyn on the keys, Randy Armstrong and friends on the South African marimbas and drums, and Jonathan Booth on guitar.” The $20 tickets are available at https://voicesshineon. For more information, call Connolly at 207-408-7523 or visit

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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Two Solo Shows Open at SAA Gallery by Doris Rice and Roberta Garrison EXETER During November in New Hampshire, any flower is a welcome sight, and the Seacoast Artist Association (SAA) gallery has just what you need – two solo shows of artwork originating in the garden. In “Step Into My Gardens,” longtime artist and teacher of watercolor painting, Doris Rice of North Hampton shows how gardens bring people

Seacoast Wind Ensemble to Hold Fundraiser PORTSMOUTH The Seacoast Wind Ensemble (SWE) will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, November 16, 4-6 p.m. at the Portsmouth Flatbread Pizza, 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth. A percentage of all pizza sales will be donated to the organization. There will also be raffles for a variety of gift baskets. Funds raised will support general operations of the organization. SWE, established in 1984, is a 50-piece symphonic band, based out of Kittery, ME. Comprised of musicians from all professional occupations and trades, SWE performs annually throughout seacoast New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. SWE is directed by Conductor and Artistic Director Dr. Mark Stickney, who has held teaching and conducting positions at numerous universities, travels extensively throughout the country as a clinician and guest conductor, and is the founder of the nonprofit organization Historic Music of Newport, RI. Assistant Conductor Jonathan Roth has been a music educator for over 30 years and is currently music director of the Shapleigh School in Kittery, ME, where he conducts three bands and the jazz ensemble. To learn more, visit

together, while Exeter artist Roberta Garrison uses preserved botanicals from her own gardens in the bird creations of “The Botanical Collection.” Gardens have been a colorful thread that runs through the watercolors by Doris Rice. She began her career as an illustrator during college in Philadelphia. It wasn’t until 1986 when she traveled to a workshop in Pacific Grove, CA, with the late Judi Wagner and Tony van Hasselt that she discovered her calling in plein air. “It came to me like a brook f lowing,” Rice remembers. “I was immediately comfortable being outside in nature. I was told I had a gift, and I followed it.” Plein air was also amazingly fulfilling. “It separated me from my work as an illustrator which was about someone else’s vision.

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well as my art is ever evolving. When the pandemic first hit and we were in lock-down, I dedicated my time to expanding my gardens. Life in New England and its four seasons are so special to me. The cycles in weather and the constant change in what grows around us, inspired me to preserve botanicals. I am continuously collecting and pressing everything including f lowers, leaves, and grasses. Even weeds can be interesting when pressed.” She continued, “As an artist, I have loved challenging myself using different mediums (encaustics, oils, sculpting, pressed botanicals). Somehow, while experimenting with my botanicals, my work evolved into focusing on birds. There is something about how their wings and feathers mimic organic movement. I am captivated by

Parent to Create New Dover Art Project DOVER Caroline Parent, a fusedglass artist based in Dover, has been contracted to create a public art display as part of the renovation of the former Strafford County Court House in Dover. The renovation is being done by Chinburg Properties of Newmarket, who also rehabilitated Dover’s Cocheco and Washington Street Mills, among other local historic buildings, into successful live/work properties. Parent’s art will be a freestanding, luminous totem measuring 88” tall by 18” wide. The colorful totem will have an anodized aluminum frame and cement-and-steel base that can easily withstand the elements. Fused-glass panels, which will be illuminated at night, will depict a natural theme. In keeping with Chinburg’s commitment to repurposing structures, Parent will also work with repurposed materials, in this case using recycled plastic and some recycled glass in her work. The totem will sit

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This was about my own. I look around and just breathe it in.” Rice began teaching in 1988. Her first plein air trip was to Monhegan Island in Maine 32 years ago where she still teaches every July. This expanded to ongoing worldwide workshops. Fellow artist and longtime friend Annick Bouvron-Gromek inspired Rice to travel to her home to paint f lowers in Brittany, known for their stunning hydrangeas. “There I discovered lush f lorals by the sea.” Now Rice seeks out gardens whenever she travels. “They not only connect me to the other gardens I have visited, but I believe there is a universality to them that connects us all.” Speaking about her show “The Botanical Collection,” Roberta Garrison says, “My life, as

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“Waiting for Spring,” pressed botanicals by Roberta Garrison.

their natural grace, and stunning poses. Inspired by photographs, I recreate the birds using only pressed botanicals. My subjects have ranged from herons, eagles, swans, egrets, hummingbirds, ducks, to exotic birds.” Garrison attributes her life and education abroad to the diversity in her styles of art. Growing up in a diplomatic family of Panama, she lived in Vienna, Paris, and traveled extensively. She received her bachelor’s degree from both the University See GARDENS on page 12 . . .


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among a garden of native plants to the right of the building entrance. “Caroline Parent’s fusedglass totem will provide a compelling and colorful complement at this building’s entry space,” said Eric Chinburg. “The piece will draw attention and conversation, and add an interesting artistic element. We are really pleased to have her work featured as part of the project.” “My intention is that the totem will provide beauty and serenity to not only the tenants of

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the courthouse property but also passersby, who will be able to see the garden,” said Parent. “It will be a mini art destination to celebrate renewal and the warmth of community. Art has a soothing quality and it brings people joy to unexpectedly find little pockets of art around the city. I appreciate Eric Chinburg’s vision to revitalize this wonderful property and add this artwork for all to enjoy.” To learn more, visit www. and

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An Eyewitness Account of the Effects of the Marshall Plan

DURHAM The Active Retirement Association (ARA) presents an eyewitness account of the effects of the Marshall Plan by ARA member Meche Romoser who will share her and her family’s experiences of survival following World War II. This presentation is free, open to the public, and will take place on Thursday, November 17, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Community Church of Durham, 17 Main Street, Durham, or via a Zoom link. Preregistration is required at seacoastara@gmail. com. On April 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Economic Recovery Act resulting in the Marshall Plan, named for the efforts of then Secretary of State George Marshall. After the end of World War II, Marshall proposed that the United States fund a plan to help restore postwar Europe’s devastated economic infrastructure, realizing that doing so would not only stabilize the hardfought peace, but also provide markets and trading partners for the U.S. The effects, benefits, gratitude, and good will created by the Marshall Plan and other American relief programs were unprecedented in world history and remain today. The ARA is an organization for people ages 50 and over, whether retired or not. Originally begun by and affiliated with UNH, it has nearly 350 members from the seacoast region. The

NHTP Presents Edgecomb in “A Thousand Doorways” PORTSMOUTH Based entirely on tr ue events, “A Thousand Doorways” tells of Diane Edgecomb’s journey to gather the folktales of the last Kurdish storytellers. A storyteller herself, she is swept into a world of oppression and silenced voices where even the simplest cultural expression is forbidden. The resilience of the Kurds, their humor and heart in the face of every challenge, is revealed as Edgecomb finds her search has

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Literary in the Lounge with Patrick Radden Keefe PORTSMOUTH On Saturday, November 12, New York Times bestselling author Patrick Radden Keefe has been invited to the next “Literary In The Lounge: Talks” to discuss his book, “Empire of Pain,” a generations-spanning tale of the Sackler family and their role in the modern-day opioid crisis. The history of the Sackler dynasty is rife with drama – baroque personal lives; bitter disputes over estates; fistfights in boardrooms; glittering art collections; Machiavellian courtroom maneuvers; and the calculated use of money to burnish reputations and crush the less powerful. The Sackler name has adorned the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague,

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however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Keefe is a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of the New York Times bestseller “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland,” which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, was selected as one of the ten best books of 2019 by the NY Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, and was named one of the “10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. His work has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Maga-

zine Award for feature writing, and the Orwell Prize for political writing. He is also the creator and host of the eight-part podcast “Wind of Change.” “Patrick Radden Keefe’s gift of storytelling can transform any subject into a page turner, and his new book is no exception,” said Wason. “I’m looking forward to speaking with him about this in-depth investigation into the family that started it all.” The 7 p.m. event includes an author discussion moderated by Brittany Wason, the Music Hall’s literary producer, followed by an audience Q&A. It will be held at the Music Hall Lounge, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth. Tickets are available at www.themusichall. org, 603-436-2400, or the box office at 28 Chestnut Street.

Electric Aggregation Plan for Dover Community Power Program DOVER Dover’s Energy Commission will hold its first of two public hearings on the draft Electric Aggregation Plan (EAP) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in the McConnell Center cafeteria, 61 Locust St., Dover, as the first step of creating a Dover Community Power program. Following public input, the Energy Commission will schedule a second public hearing. The EAP would serve as the Dover Community Power program’s operation blueprint. The Energy Commission, which Dover’s City Council designated as the city’s Electric Aggregation Committee (EAC) for the program, will take feedback at the public hearings and finalize its recommendations for the council’s consideration. If approved

by the council, implementing the EAP would require further steps, including review by the Public Utilities Commission. The draft EAP is available at dover-community-power. The Community Power program is authorized under state law RSA 53:E. It allows municipalities and counties to aggregate retail electric customers to “access to competitive markets for supplies of electricity and related energy services” on a voluntary basis. The program will only launch if it can initially offer residential default electricity rates lower than those provided by Eversource. The program will be self-funded through revenue generated by participating customers and not use taxSee ELECTRIC on page 11 . . .


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become a deep quest for a touchstone for her own work and an even deeper search for redemption. The piece is woven through with the magical Kurdish fairy tale “The Eggs of the Ancient Tree,” mirroring and challenging the author’s own journey. NHTP’s 2022-23 season theme of legacy and transformation asks the question: What do we leave behind? “ A Thousand Doorways” explores what happens when a culture is forced to leave behind its traditions and stories. What is our responsibility to preserve endangered cultures? What does the world risk in losing their stories completely? After seeing this piece several years ago, NHTP Executive Director Genevieve Aichele wrote, “Diane Edgecomb’s performance of ‘A Thousand Doorways’ is a tour de force in every way. The story of her adventures in the Kurdish region of Turkey is courageous and deeply evocative, by turns terrifying, hilarious, enchanting and poignant. Her delivery of this incredible story is impeccable, bringing to life every character she meets with vivid style. From her intrepid and entrepreneurial mountain guide, to the refugee boy who has lost his front teeth due to torture, to the feisty grandmother who spins magical ancient tales and then invites her to ‘skypee,’ every person is unforgettable. ‘A Thousand Doorways’ will leave you irrevocably and powerfully changed.” Author of “A Fire in My Heart,” the first collection of Kurdish folktales to be published in English, Edgecomb is also one of America’s leading storytellers, winner of the Oracle award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast, the National Circle of Excellence award and five Storytelling World awards. A transformational teller with a rich background in the theatre arts, her dynamic storytelling embraces elements of theatre, movement, and song. A featured teller on NPR and winner of a Year’s Best Performance award for her theater work in Boston, MA, Edgecomb’s storytelling has been seen at prestigious venues throughout the country and internationally for over thirty years including the National Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Scottish International Storytelling Festival, and Kurdish Heritage Library and Museum. Pe r for ma nces w i l l be Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. The Sunday performance can also be livestreamed. Tickets for live performances are $30, and $26 students, seniors, and veterans. Tickets for the Sunday livestreamed performance are $20. See more details at

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Dover Unveils Online Portal for Permits and Licenses

DOVER The City of Dover has created a new online system to streamline the process for applying and renewing permits and licenses, submitting construction plans and scheduling inspections. Available 24 hours a day, the city’s portal for permits, plans, and licensing at https://permits. allows customers to utilize the system without entering a municipal building. It is geared to residents, contractors, real estate developers and businesses that support operations within the city. The portal has about 60 applications for permits, plans and business licenses, ranging from a driveway permit to a Class I Health License. Customers can view the status of their application at any time, pay fees online, receive email alerts when a permit or license is issued and download that permit or license from the site. “This new system is designed to improve our customer service by increasing efficiency and transparency while reducing the turnaround time for approving permits and licenses,” said Dover inspection services building official James Maxfield. “The system will also assist our inspectors in the field by providing them access to a wealth of information, such as regulatory checklists to ensure code compliance. We’ll be able to complete inspection reports in the field and share them with permit holders in real time.” This new service also supports land use and development processes from application to signed, stamped plan, to site work, to construction and ultimately resulting in a certificate of occupancy, completion or business license. As part of the application process, customers can submit plans electronically and view City of Dover staff feedback as an electronic plan markup on the plans submitted and listed in a corrections report in the portal. From its inception as a Lean initiative, this project, led by the

Office of Information Technology, is a collaboration of many municipal groups, including the Inspection Services and Engineering divisions, Planning and Community Development, Police and Finance departments, and offices of the City Clerk and City Attorney. Lean is an organizational management system comprised of principles, tools, and techniques focused on customer value. Public, private and non-profit sectors use Lean to improve processes by removing waste, increasing efficiency and elevating quality. In creating the city’s new online system, the collaboration team began with their problem statement: How can we streamline the permitting/inspections process to make it more consistent, accessible and transparent so all qualified applicants are processed efficiently? How can we better work across departments and with the applicant to provide accurate and up-todate information on the status of permit/inspection, including fee collection, and accommodate revisions and large amounts of information, particularly in large projects? The new portal aims to solve these problems. “Customers can take full advantage of the online service, continue to utilize paper applications or land somewhere in the middle,” said Information Technology Director Annie Dove. “True to Lean principles, employees at all levels of the organization have provided great insights to improve this complex process and the systems that support it. I am grateful for everyone’s work on this project.” Customers can also provide feedback to improve the system at For more information, call Inspection Services at 603-516-6038, Planning and Community Development Department at 603-516-6008, the Engineering Division at 603-5166450, or the Office of Information Technology at 603-516-6099.

Salmon Falls Stoneware Closing at the Year’s End DOVER Salmon Falls Stoneware in Dover is closing as founder and owner Andy Cochran is retiring on December 31. Cochran has made and sold the iconic saltglazed pottery at the former railroad roundhouse on Oak Street for the past 34 years. Both the business and the building are for sale, as is the equipment. Instructions on making the pottery go with the company. Cochran added, “I’m willing to help as a consultant.” The highly recognizable pottery with its hand-drawn blue designs includes crocks and jugs, hurricane and electric lamps, pie plates, mugs, dinnerware, bird baths, and more. Salmon Falls Stoneware has sold thousands of pieces a year, all hand-painted and signed by one of the numerous artists employed in the business. “It’s true production pottery craftsmanship,” Cochran said. “It’s a collective effort of artists, craftsmen, production workers, and sales staff, that make Salmon Falls Stoneware, and it has been since the beginning.” Cochran has notified his eight employees of his retirement. Some of the potters and designers are expected to move on to their own studios, he said, if the business isn’t sold. For Cochran, it’s time to spend more time with his family and on his lobster boat, the Ann

Margaret, out of Great Bay. Cochran said, “I love making pots.” He’s also loved all sides of the business, from production and promotion to sales. But running a business and lifting heavy loads of clay requires the energy of the 33-year-old he once was. “I got old,” he said. However, the first thing he’s going to do in retirement is to take his wife Charlotte out dancing. Taking dancing lessons is something the couple has been wanting to do for years. Co c h ra n g r e w up i n Dover until his family moved to Durham, where he graduated from Oyster River High School in 1972. Cochran’s love of making and glazing pots began in high school where he participated in an independent study in ceramics at the University of New Hampshire. After graduating, he worked as a potter out of a farm in Lee. “I peddled pots in Durham on Main Street, out of a 1935 Ford truck,” Cochran said. “I mostly made hanging planters.”

Chase Home Receives $50K Grant PORTSMOUTH This summer, the Chase Home in Portsmouth received a $50,000 Angel Grant from the Foundation for Seacoast Health. Criteria for selection for the award was that organizations “must improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in one or more of the nine communities within the foundation’s service area” – which includes Portsmouth, Newington, New Castle, Greenland, Rye, and North Hampton, as well as Kittery, Eliot, and York, in Maine. Founded in 1877, the home provides prevention, early intervention, residential, and community-based programs to at-risk youth, all of whom are involved with DHHS or the Juvenile Justice System. Some youth are served in the community while others live at the home. Accordi ng to Meme

Wheeler, executive director of the home, “[The award] is unrestricted, so we can use it precisely where and how we need to use the money… It also comes at a time where we are dealing with a lot of volatility due to inf lation and the lingering pandemic. There is a lot of uncertainty right now.” Program director Lindsey Ellis referred to the Chase Home as a safety net. “[The kids] don’t have safety and security in their own lives due to a variety of hurdles, including family addiction issues, incarcerated parents, deceased parents, abuse and neglect, and for many kids, homelessness.” In working to help provide this safety and security, Ellis said kids experience many victories along the way with staff. These See CHASE on page 10 . . .

In the 1980s, when Cochran was getting started, folk art, Americana, and reproduction pottery pieces from the 1800s were big business. Cochran went through the Small Business Administration to create a business plan. He learned that salt-glazed pottery was the growing trend. The process, which has its roots in the 1500s in Germany, involves adding salt to the kiln during the final stage of firing to create a glazed finish. The business grew after decorator Helen Berg joined Salmon Falls Stoneware and popularized a teddy bear line and the blueberry basket motif. Cochran had been making his own designs of cats, cows, and birds, and was doing well, but gift shops bought all they could of Berg’s designs. Salmon Falls Stoneware began getting local, and then national, attention. The business produced tabloids that were inserted into newspapers and mailed another 60,000 that advertised “Traditional New England Salt-Glazed Stoneware” from the “Engine House on Oak Street.” “It got so big, so fast,” Cochran said. In two years, the business went from two employees to 42 potters, decorators, and processors. The business employed 54 employees year-round. In 1993, Cochran earned the “SBA Businessman of the Year in New England” award. Through the years he has donated pots to public television stations to sell at auction and has made holiday gift pots for such companies as Cabot Cheese in Vermont. Individuals in the Dover region and nationwide have been collecting Salmon Falls Stoneware pieces for years. “It’s hard to find a home that doesn’t have a piece of pottery in it,” Cochran said. Thousands of pieces of pottery remain for sale at the retail store at 75 Oak Street. Customers with gift cards are urged to redeem them by December 31. For more information, call 603749-1467 or visit

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Mental Health Challenges, Recommendations, Feedback DOVER The public is invited to join Laura Knoy, the founding host of NHPR’s the Exchange on Saturday, November 19, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Dover High School library, during a live webinar, for a discussion with Dover community leaders about how mental health challenges are being responded to within the City of Dover. Panelists include Dover Police Chief William Breault, Assistant Superintendent of Dover Schools Dr. Christine Boston, Chief Operating Officer at Community Partners Chris Kozak, and Suzanne Weete, community engagement and mental health educator with Community Partners and a

co-founder of the Dover Mental Health Alliance. Like many communities, Dover has experienced a dramatic rise in demand for mental health crisis services in recent years. Facilitated by the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College, a subcommittee of the Dover Mental Health Alliance Task Force was asked to develop a set of recommendations that reflect trends, obstacles, opportunities, and best practices to follow as they relate to the ongoing city response to mental health-related calls for service and needs. In this third public program on Dover’s mental health crisis services, the subcommittee will share its final recommendations with the

community for feedback and comment. Those who attend in person are invited to arrive at 8:45 a.m. to grab coffee and informally review the recommendations before the event begins. The live webinar will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Attendees can register virtually or in person at www.anselm. edu/ethics-society/dover-mentalhealth-challenges-and-responsecommunity-feedback or at www. This webinar will focus on Dover’s response to mental health challenges, however any community member from other towns are encouraged to listen in as similar issues are found in towns and cities across the state and country.

QA Cafe Named a Mental Health Friendly Workplace DOVER -

The Dover Mental Health Alliance (DMHA) is building a mental health-friendly community in Dover, one place at a time. In July, local software company QA Cafe was designated as a safe, judgement-free “Place” by the Dover Mental Health Alliance. QA Cafe was recognized in a small ceremony with management and staff present to receive the designation. Founded in 2001, QA Cafe is a dynamic software company composed of experts in networking, consumer electronics, and security. They develop network device test solutions and network analysis tools for business use while providing customers with support. QA Cafe’s management team received mental health first-aid training which teaches people how to recognize and respond to someone who may be in emotional distress. The group also received ACEs (adverse childhood experience) training, which dives deep into the neurological, psychological, and physiological impact of trauma and how it relates to problems such as substance use, housing insecurity, and mental health. Erica Johnson, CEO of QA Cafe, said, “We truly strive for a culture of camaraderie and community at QA Cafe. Having our team trained to be aware of mental health challenges not only helps each other, but filters down into the community in which we

all live, work, and play in New England.” Suzanne Weete from the DMHA stated, “Erica Johnson and her team are a great example of a company that understands that mental health challenges are real and can manifest at any given time. Even if you have a job, get a paycheck, look put together on the outside, everyone struggles from time to time. Erica is so smart in recognizing that when you support your employees’ mental health, your organization is healthier and more productive.” The DMHA “Place” designation is available to any business, organization, or institution that strives to support their employees, colleagues, and customers’ mental health. The DMHA vision is to create a culture that understands, embraces

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Emergency Department Earns Recognition for Being Pediatric Ready

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Emergency Department personnel receive recognition for the department’s designation as “pediatric ready” from the Always Ready for Children (ARC) program. (From left to right) Sadie Nason, Dr. Lukas Kolm, Donna Kousaie, Anna Sessa (representing ARC), Meaghan Cyr, Emily Knight, Jackie McCourt, and Molly Allard.

DOVER The Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) Emergency Department has earned “pediatric ready” status with Always Ready for Children (ARC), a program focused on creating a regional approach to pediatric care to unify standards across states and allow for collaborative improvements in pediatric readiness. Hospitals recognized as being “pediatric ready” by a recognition program scored higher on the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment (NPRA), and the establishment of such recognition programs demonstrated pediatric mortality rates four times lower than other hospitals, according to the ARC program. “The ARC program has provided our team an opportunity to ensure we have the appropriate tools, guidelines, and equipment to deliver the highest quality pediatric care to those in

FFSH Distributes $600K in Grants and $20K in Scholarships PORTSMOUTH The Foundation for Seacoast Health recently awarded $600,000 in grants to twenty local, nonprofit organizations, and $20,000 in scholarships to four students pursuing health related degrees. A reception was held in June at the Wentworth Country Club to recognize the 2022 angel grantees and scholarship recipients, and to honor recently-retired trustees John Lyons, Steve Witt, Anne Hodsdon, Archie McGowan, Amy Schwartz, John Hebert, and Dan Plummer. Following the sale of the Community Campus to the City of Portsmouth, the trustees – led by Chair Tim Durkin – ­ wanted to infuse funds quickly into the community. To achieve that goal, the Community Investment Committee, chaired by Darci Knowles, created the angel grant process. Trustees were asked to nominate nonprofits who make a difference in the health and wellbeing of seacoast residents.

As a result, the twenty deserving organizations of various sizes and representing a range of sectors, received a grant between $25,000 and $50,000. In most cases the funds were awarded as one-year, unrestricted operating grants. This process was a way to thank trustees for having the vision and courage to undertake such a significant change for the organization with the sale of the campus. Grantees included Gather, Chase Home, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Cross Roads House, Friends Forever, Joan G. Lovering Health Center, Seacoast Community School, Greater Seacoast Community HealthFamilies First, NAMI NH, White Pine Programs, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Friends of the Music Hall, Krempels Center, Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County, Southern NH Services - Portsmouth Adult Education, Red’s Good See FOUNDATION on page 9 . . .

our community,” said Kayla Fitzgerald, executive director of Critical Care Services at WDH. “We are fortunate to have talented members on our team, including Molly Allard, child life specialist, Sadie Nason, our transfer coordinator ED, Jackie McCourt APRN, and Emily Knight, chair of our pediatric committee, and providers from the Seacoast Emergency Physician group who provided oversight during the assessment process and who work with nursing staff to improve gaps in our clinical practice.” To qualify for “ready” status, a pediatric emergency care coordinator had to be assigned to a nurse or physician within the ED. Donna Kousaie, trauma program manager, led the hospital’s effort to earn the recognition and was recognized as the hospital’s pediatric emergency care coordinator. Kousaie said the hospital already had a lot of best practices in place, it was just a matter of pushing forward with a more coordinated approach. For more information, visit or call community relations at 603-740-2818. . . . CLINIC from page 1 son expressed enthusiasm in VIM-NH’s mission and the strength of its partners. She referred to Cross Roads House and Families First as “terrific organizations.” “They understand the needs of the seacoast,” she said. “They have been incredibly supportive. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships with them.” Volunteers in Medicine of New Hampshire (VIMNH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mobile clinic that operates in partnership with community organizations to provide free healthcare visits and help connect uninsured and underinsured individuals to community health center practices. To learn more, visit www.vimnh. org or email Dr. Johnson at

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Health & Fitness What’s the Secret to a Long, Happy, and Healthy Life? DURHAM “You can blame it on a cocktail party,” says Cathleen Toomey, vice president of marketing at the RiverWoods Group, a family of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. “Because I live in a small town and have worked for RiverWoods for many years, people would come to me at pre-COVID cocktail or dinner parties, even at the grocery store, with questions about aging.” In the last couple of years, the number of people with questions seemed to increase. “Suddenly, many more people were asking, and I realized that adult children need more information.” Toomey recognized there was a need to amplify the answers to reach the growing number of people with questions about aging. “We all know that people are living longer than ever before. Adult children are raising their own children and trying to keep their parents safe, and they don’t know where to go with all of their questions,” says

Toomey. That is when Toomey launched the award-winning Seniority Authority podcast, which covers topics from dementia to downsizing, fitness to finance, and more. “My goal is to bring together ideas and strategies from new research, leading writers and scientists to provide answers on aging to everyone,” says Toomey. And if you’ve ever wondered “what’s the secret to a long, happy and healthy life?” Toomey will be on hand to answer your questions and share her extensive knowledge about growing older during a free, online event – the NHPBS Insider Series with Cathleen Toomey – on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. Toomey will also dig into Harvard’s 70+ year-long study about leading a long and healthy life conducted by Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of Harvard’s Center for Adult Development. Sign up at www. and jumpstart essential conversations about aging during this fun and informative forum. NHPBS is also featuring

Toomey on-air and online at, tackling topics such as understanding different levels of care, how to build brain health, simple ways to have a long happy life and the challenge of downsizing. Toomey focuses on blending current science, thinking and research with actionable tactics people can use. For example, in one episode, she explores the three key things you can do to reduce your chance of dementia by 50 percent. “Sleep, exercise and socialization. Socialization is very important – even more important than brain games,” explains Toomey. “Sleep is important, and exercise is a silver bullet. It is the one thing you have to keep doing because it affects everything.” “Our society says that growing old is bad, and we have to change that,” says Toomey. “The Boomer generation is rewriting every social convention. They are marrying later, traveling more, and aging is no different. I really want to flip the script on ageism.”

PRH Receives “Get With The Guidelines®” Recognition PORTSMOUTH Por tsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH), home to the seacoast’s only comprehensive stroke center, has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines®” Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. The awards recognize

the hospital’s proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care. This is the fifth straight year that PRH has been recognized for the award. “As the first comprehensive stroke center in the state of New Hampshire, and the only one on the seacoast, Portsmouth Regional Hospital continually strives to improve stroke patients’ recoveries and outcomes, and put-

. . . FOUNDATION from page 9 Vibes, Connor’s Climb, The Phoenix, Step Up Parents, and Clay Soper Memorial Fund. The $20,000 in scholarships went to four outstanding students pursuing health related degrees. They include Emily Locandro, a resident of Rye who received the Steven Cutter Scholarship Award for $7,500. Locandro is entering her senior year in the nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania. The $5,000 scholarships were awarded to Jillian Carr of York, ME, and Lilia Potter-Schwartz of Portsmouth. Sarah Morin, also a resident of Portsmouth, received a $2,500 award. At the reception, foundation CEO Deb Grabowski said

the organization will conduct a robust planning process to determine long-term grant priorities and organizational strategy. It is expected the process will take 12-18 months. One goal is to re-establish the foundation as the leader in the advancement of a healthy seacoast community with collaborative and convening initiatives. The FFSH is a nonprofit, private foundation funded through a combination of contributions from individuals and the proceeds of the 1983 sale of Portsmouth Hospital to Hospital Corporation of America. For more information, call 603-4228200 or visit

ting these proven guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association into practice helps us achieve this goal,” said Archie McGowan, MD, interventional radiologist and co-director of the comprehensive stroke center. “This award is truly a joint effort, a collaboration between our EMS personnel, emergency physicians, cardiologists, radiologists, neurologists, and members of our stroke care team.” Portsmouth Regional Hospital, one of just two comprehensive stroke centers in New Hampshire, earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines. The goal is to accelerate recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients also must receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the


Wentworth-Douglass Seacoast Cancer Center to be Renamed DOVER The Wentworth-Douglass Seacoast Cancer Center will be renamed Mass General Cancer Center, effective in early 2023, to represent the access seacoast cancer patients have to the worldclass care provided by Mass General Brigham. The cancer center has locations at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth. “The Seacoast Cancer Center is a source of immense pride in our organization and the level of care and culture is not changing,” said Jeff Hughes, president and CEO of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. “Over the past four decades, our cancer center has had a positive impact on countless lives in the seacoast community and beyond.” “This name change, in essence, represents the culmination of our collaborative work, for more than 10 years, to integrate the Seacoast Cancer Center into Mass General Brigham – creating one comprehensive cancer program with both local accessibility and seamless access, when needed, to highly subspecialized cancer care,” Hughes added. The change will also bring

Wentworth-Douglass in alignment with Mass General Brigham’s other cancer centers, allowing for better collaboration on goals like programmatic development and growth. There will be no change in how charitable funds for the cancer center are distributed, including for the hospital’s signature Seacoast Cancer 5K event. “All funds raised for our cancer center through philanthropy will continue to support our local program,” said Cristine More, vice president for philanthropy and chief philanthropy officer. While the formal name change will not happen until early next year, Mass General Brigham will introduce the change through an upcoming fall advertising campaign. “Our partnership with Massachuset ts General Brigham has been critically important to our success and has noticeably expanded the depth and breadth of care we offer our patients. This is just another step in that positive integration,” Hughes said. For more information, visit

Seacoast Dermatology Welcomes Rebecca Laliberte PA-C SEACOAST -

Rebecca Laliberte, PA-C is the most recent medical provider to join Seacoast Dermatology’s growing team. As a board-certified dermatology physician assistant, Laliberte’s current focus is skin cancer detection and women’s health issues. She is also specifically trained to diagnose and treat skin issues including adult acne, gynecological dermatology, hair loss, and nutrition. She is an advanced injector of anti-aging cosmetic treatments. Laliberte stated, “It’s important to diagnose skin conditions in a comprehensive way. Getting to the root cause is key and collaborating closely with Dr. Dinulos and our team provides the best possible outcomes for my number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times. For more information, visit

patients.” Laliberte earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of New Hampshire). She was awarded her master’s degree in physician assistant studies, graduating magna cum laude from MCPHS University in Manchester. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. Laliberte is currently working out of the Portsmouth clinic. For more information, visit www.seacoastdermnh. com or call 603-431-5205.

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Dover Public Library Holiday Closure

The library will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day, as well as November 24-27 for Thanksgiving.

Cookbook Club

Virtually, throughout November. Join us for a virtual exploration of “The Complete Autumn & Winter Cookbook” by America’s Test Kitchen. Send in pictures of your dishes created with recipes from the book and a small description of your cooking process. We will share your creations on our social media pages. Photos can be sent to Emily at e.ainaire@dover., or tag us on Instagram @ doverpubliclibrary.

STEM Story Time

In person on Monday, November 14 at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Each week we will focus on a different theme, using STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to enhance the books, songs and activities of the story time. This program is designed for children aged 3-5

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to learn independence from their caregivers. Sign up is needed.

Fresh Air Story Time

Wednesday, November 16, 9:3011:30 a.m. in the library’s Makerspace. All levels are welcome.

In person on Monday, November 14 at 4 p.m. Rain, snow, sunshine, or cold. Kids in grades K-3 are invited to join us on the library lawn as we explore the outdoors through books and activities. Sign up is needed.

Family Game Night

Dungeons and Dragons: 18 and Older Group

Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m., join Cornerstone VNA as we introduce our newest monthly Caregiver Café to support Dover area family caregivers. Come for a morning of support, education and conversation. No registration is required.

Drop in and play with Game Masters Brandon and Dave. The 18 & older groups are for new and veteran role-playing gamers to join us in the library for adventure, strategy, and imagination. This month’s sessions will be indoors in the Trustees Room, 6-8 p.m. on November 14-15, 22, 28-29.

Mother Goose on the Loose

In person on Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. For babies through 2 years and parent/caregiver, Mother Goose on the Loose is a 30 minute program with nursery rhymes, songs, puppets, other props and short stories. A joyful and fun gathering that promotes early literacy skills.

Family Story Time

In person on Wednesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Children of all ages with caregivers are invited to attend this program which includes stories, fingerplays, songs, and puppets.

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Wednesday, November 16, 6-8 p.m., join all ages to play a selection of card and board games. You’re also welcome to bring your own games.

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In person on Thursday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. Kids in grades 1 and up are invited to make and take a Thanksgiving glove turkey decoration.

Shake Your Rattle and Roll, Baby

In person on Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Join us for a Rockin’ and Rollin’ good time! We will dance to silly songs, sing rhymes, count to 5 with puppets and rock out with drums and instruments. Featuring a different genre or musical artist each week. Designed for babies and toddlers, age 2.

One Item or Entire Estate. Cash paid for all antiques. Antique jewelry, coins, silver, gold, paintings, clocks, lamps, telephones, radios, phonographs, nautical items, weathervanes, dolls & toys, pottery, photography, military items, swords, advertising signs, fountain pens, bottles, tools, books & much much more! Buying antiques for over 20 years. Barn and Attic Clean-Out Also.

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In person on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. We will have a specific “challenge of the day” or build your own creation. This is a family event open to people age 5-99.

On Saturday, November 26, 2-4 p.m., teens in grades 6-12 are invited to drop in and play some games on the Switch, or some of our board and card games.

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In person on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. Kids in grades 1 and up are invited to make a battery out of a potato! All supplies will be provided.

Afternoon/Evening Book Group

In person on Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time is for children, ages 3-6, with autism, sensory challenges, developmen-

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STEM Saturday

In person on Thursday, November 17 at 10 a.m. Each session will explore a different theme involving arts and crafts. Books, songs, rhymes, and an art activity will be part of the fun. Designed for children ages 3-6. Sign up is needed.

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In person and virtual on Monday, November 21 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.

Teen Games

Cocheco River Writers

Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. welcoming all skill levels. Discuss ideas, get tips, and share your work with others in a low-key, inviting atmosphere.

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North Hampton Public Library Stay Safe Online

Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Alison (Hiatt) ArandaRuiz, a cybersecurity analyst for Stanley Black & Decker, will talk about online security.

A Whirlwind Tour of the Far East: Part Two

Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Join Eve Fralick on her travels to the Far East. Highlights include hiking a centuries-old pilgrimage in Japan, visiting a cherry blossom festival and the 38th parallel in South Korea, and climbing the Great Wall of China.

Digging into Native History in NH

Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go “underground,” concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth’s surface. This is a NH

Humanities program.

For More Information

Call the library at 603-964-6326 or visit

Somersworth Public Library Sleepyhead!

Tuesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. She’s back and ready to sleep, but she’ll read in between cat naps. Come see this wonderful, fun, engaging pillow-head.

Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: From Russia to NH

Wednesday, November 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Marina Forbes shares many examples of Matryoshka nested dolls, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, as she examines the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the dolls’ appearance. Try some pelmeni, too.

Short Story Discussion

Friday, November 18 at 2 p.m. How does the writer put forth his/her ideas in 10-20 pages? What bits do you like? What details stay with you? Copies at the library.

Liberty is our Motto: Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers

Tuesday, November 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The year is 1876, and New Hampshire’s own John Hutchinson tells his family’s story “straight from the horse’s mouth” and sings their music with lyrics provided. Originally from Milford, the Hutchinson Family were among America’s most notable musical entertainers during the mid-19th century. Sponsored by NH Humanities.

Stories, Songs & Play

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Featuring a craft, game, or song, but definitely some fun stories.

STEAM & Play

Wednesdays 4-5 p.m. Bring your problem solving skills and join us to create, build, and play. Recommended for ages 5-10.

For More Information

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. . . CHASE from page 7 victories range from securing a driver’s license or a job to opening a bank account, getting a haircut, or learning how to cook. “These young people have known a lifetime of struggles and trauma before they’re even considered adults, yet the vast majority of them are fantastic human beings despite all the challenges they face,” she added. To learn more, visit www. and


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People and Business



Bank Has a Ball with “Homeruns That Count” for Chase Home PORTSMOUTH / RYE Homer uns count even more at Partners Bank with our “Homeruns that Count” community action program, where Partners Bank donates $50 to a nonprofit for each Boston homerun at a home game. Through the month of August, program donations were designated to Portsmouth’s Chase Home. The Chase Home is an organization dedicated to providing supportive and restorative residential and family services to at-risk youth in a safe and nurturing environment (www. “We recognize the Chase Home as a valuable resource that contributes to building a better today and tomorrow for our community. We are excited to have them as a recipient of our ‘Homeruns that Count’ program and will be rooting for lots

Meme Wheeler (left), executive director of the Chase Home, and Karen Andronaco (right), VP and market manager from Partners Bank’s Rye branch, stand before the Chase Home with hopes for homeruns.

of home game homeruns!” said Partners Bank president and CEO Blaine Boudreau. Upon learning that The Chase Home was the August recipient, Chase Home advancement director Robert Levey laughed, “I’m from New York and a Yankees fan, so this puts me in a tight spot. But I will

figure that out.” At of the end of July, the baseball season had scored up a total of $2,800 in donations that were distributed to Veterans Martial Arts Training, York County Shelter Programs, and the Animal Welfare Society. For details, visit bank or call 1-888-226-5747.

Index Packaging in Dover Expands to Increase Production DOVER The expansion, which added 58,000 square feet to the building at 150 Venture Drive in Dover, was the largest expansion in the 54-year history of Index Packaging Inc. The space will be used to augment the overall production capacity for the packaging company that has seen a 37% increase in sales over the past year. They now can fabricate foam and corrugated packaging products at their Dover location and have a warehouse large enough to support the production floor. The total size of the building is 105,000 square feet. “We should be able to produce dramatically more specialty packaging, both in Dover

Cari Quater Joins Seacoast Village Project as Operations Manager PORTSMOUTH The Seacoast Village Project is pleased to announce the addition of Cari Quater as operations manager. Founded in 2018 and based on a national Village Movement model of neighbor-helpingneighbor, the organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to making “aging in place” a reality by supporting the social, educational, and practical needs of older adults living independently. In her new role, Quater will oversee the day-to-day operations of the village, including the management of the office at Carey Cottage, information systems, and member services, as well as coordinating the delivery of programs and events. Prior to joining Seacoast Village Project, Quarter served as executive director of the Old Berwick Historical Society in South Berwick, ME, for six years. She brings with her a wealth of operations, volunteer,

Throwback Recognized as NH’s First Sustainable Craft Beverage Producer and at our campus in Milton,” said Mike Wiles, president at Index. “We are using the vacated f loor space in Milton to add to our wood manufacturing capability... we expect to be able to increase overall volume of both wood and foam/corrugated packaging by 50% if all goes well.” Index Packaging also pur-

chased a company called Plastifoam in 2021, which is based in Manchester and Merrimack. They are working on the consolidation of Plastifoam into one location (Merrimack) which will be completed by the end of September. For more information, visit or call 1-800-662-3626.

NORTH HAMPTON Throwback Brewery in North Hampton has set the bar high for sustainability and on August 11, this achievement was honored as the farm, restaurant, and brewery became the first craft beverage producer recognized by the New Hampshire Sustainable Craft Beverage Recognition Program (SCBRP). The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Commis-

sioned under the current draft plan, residents and businesses on default electricity supply through Eversource would be enrolled in the Dover Community Power program with the ability to opt out to Eversource’s default energy supplier or choose a competitive energy supplier. Customers enrolled with competitive suppliers can opt into the program. All customers will be notified well before the potential launch date, estimated to be around the start of 2024. The Dover Community Power program is part of the

non-profit Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire (CPCNH) initiative, of which the City of Dover is a founding member. CPCNH is overseen by a board of directors appointed from participating communities. The goal is for the participating communities to use their combined purchasing power to create savings and new value for customers. Dover’s EAC provides the City Council advisory support during the development of the Dover Community Power program. The EAC encompasses

all Dover Energy Commission members, who have a variety of energy expertise, with backgrounds including regulatory processes, utility operations, electric vehicles, energy data and offshore wind. The EAC is supported by Kaspari, who has a doctorate in chemistry. The EAC tasked Kaspari, who serves on the CPCNH Risk Management Committee, with drafting the EAP. The EAC’s business is conducted during Energy Commission public meetings and is included in the Energy Commission’s agendas and minutes.

. . . ELECTRIC from page 6 payer funds to cover program expenses. “Drafting the Electric Aggregation Plan is a crucial step forward in creating a Community Power program for Dover, and it is critical for the public to be involved in the process,” said Resilience Manager Jackson Kaspari, who provides staff support to the EAC. “By joining forces with communities across the state, the program, if authorized, has opportunities to bring new value and expand representation for participating customers.” Once operational, as envi-

and program management experience. “As the Seacoast Village Project has grown as an organization, we recognize the need to have a dedicated staff person to support our membership and to ensure that we can build the strongest network we can for people who want to age in their homes and communities,” said Nancy Euchner, village board president. For more information, visit

sioner Robert Scott and New Hampshire Brewers Association Board of Directors Officer Bob Levine were on site to present Throwback Brewery founders Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier with the award for outstanding environmental leadership and sustainability efforts. NHDES’ Pollution Prevention Program, with the help of the New Hampshire Brewers Association (NHBA), launched the SCBRP as a way to publicly recognize craft beverage producers who are making sustainable choices, preventing pollution and conserving resources, while also encouraging other producers to implement these practices. Founded on the principle of sustainability, the brewery’s company policy is “to always strive to improve business operations to lessen the impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water and other natural resources, reducing waste generation, recycling, and reducing our use of toxic materials.” The brewery saves more than 65,000 gallons See BREWERY on page 12 . . .

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People and Business Profiles

Kennebunk Savings Sponsors Interconnections Series PORTSMOUTH Kennebunk Savings is excited to sponsor the Music Hall’s “Interconnections” series with a donation of $20,000. The series of author events, film screenings, and discussions is meant to create a safe and productive space for learning, listening, and working to better the community. “Interconnections is about getting to the root of the important issues and finding the tools to fix them,” said Tina Sawtelle, executive director of the Music Hall. “As a community gathering space, we strive to open our doors and hearts to all.” “As a mutual bank that has been deeply involved in the community for many years, we’ve repeatedly seen the very real results of getting the right people in the room together,” said Bradford C. Paige, president and CEO at Kennebunk Savings. “The

Left to right: Mike Arndt, commercial banking market manager, and Bradford C. Paige, president and CEO of Kennebunk Savings, present a check for $20,000 to Sara Turner, corporate and foundation relations manager, Monte Bohanan, director of communication and community engagement, and Tina Sawtelle, executive director of the Music Hall to support their Interconnections series.

Music Hall is in a unique position – it’s a beautiful and historic venue that attracts world-class talent, but it’s also a community hub. Interconnections makes use of both, using the arts to foster bold conversations we’ll all benefit from.” The Interconnections series is continuously looking for ways to bring forward discussion and

action on climate change, leadership, substance use disorder prevention and recovery, social justice, accessibility and inclusion, and mental health. Upcoming events include talks by NPR Correspondent Nina Totenberg and former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. For more information, visit www.themusichall. org.

Zunz Donates $100,000 to Fund Scholarship Program SEACOAST -

This August, twelve young people were awarded scholarships in RiverWoods Durham’s first-ever scholarship ceremony, for a total of $25,000. The program was the idea of and completely funded by Sharyn Zunz, resident of RiverWoods Durham, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. Retired from her position as Associate Professor Emerita from the Health and Human Service School at the University of New Hampshire, and with a family history that prized and supported higher education, Zunz’s background in nonprofit

management and child welfare gave her a unique perspective on the challenges many young people face when trying to further their education. Zunz has funded two scholarship programs for RiverWoods Durham: the Senior Celebration Fund, for graduating high school seniors who have worked at RiverWoods Durham in high school, and the Zunz Family Education Fund, for any RiverWoods Durham employee looking to further their education. The Senior Celebration Fund is a unique program, providing these high school graduates with $1,000-2,000 (depending on the

duration of their employment), to be used in any way that’s needed covering the expenses of higher education. “Sometimes it’s not just about tuition. There can be other factors, other expenses that make it challenging for someone to gain additional education or training,” said Zunz. “It could be the cost of gas for commuting or specialized tools. It might be technology – my goal with the Senior Celebration Fund is to provide these young people with a cash scholarship they can use in whatever way is needed as they embark on the next step of their careers.” The following nine gradu-

vironmental impact, as well as finding innovative and sound methods of reducing costs. An outcome that is mutually beneficial to both our planet and small businesses.” The recognition program is free, confidential, and open to all craft beverage producers interested in implementing sustainable practices. Producers must meet certain sustainability requirements and provide information on an environmental initiative instituted at their business that reduces the amount of water, energy, waste, or greenhouse gas emissions it generates.

“We a re t h r i l led t hat Throwback Brewery will be the first sustainable brewery recognized by the program, since Throwback has worked with our program from the start. They are leaders in environmental excellence and pollution prevention, protecting resources for future generations, and we are excited to recognize them as a member of the [SCBRP],” stated Kathy Black, Pollution Prevention Program Administrator. For more information, contact Black, at or 603-271-6398.

. . . BREWERY from page 11 of water a year through reuse and is an innovator in treating brewery wastewater on-site. Its 174 solar panels produce 20-50% of its electricity needs depending on the season, while preventing 33 metric tons of greenhouse gas from being released into the atmosphere – that’s equivalent to planting 2,530 trees! Throwback’s commitment to making great food and beer sustainably is shown in all that they do. CJ Haines, executive director of the NHBA, commented, “As part of the [SCBRP], breweries will be recognized for being proactive in reducing their en-

Three New Community Grants PORTSMOUTH Arts in Reach (AIR) has been selected as the first recipient of the Terry Morton Award for At-Risk Youth. The $25,000 grant will fund a pilot project to provide mental health support to participants of the AIR core arts and mentoring programs. Services will be provided through a partnership with Greater Seacoast Mental Health to help youth develop social and emotional strategies to manage the stressors they face in their daily lives. AIR empowers teenage girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-22 through an inclusive, creative community. As a founder of the Foundation for Seacoast Health (FSH), Terry Morton was passionate about serving the needs and wellbeing of seacoast area youth. He understood the value of building resiliency in teens and the importance of support-

ates received awards between from the Senior Celebration Fund: Alex Closson, Nicolas Colarusso, Nicholas Goodman, Dylan Greenlaw, Amy Janscy, Hannah Knightly, Jami Nicols, Josh Nicols, and Zach Proto. The Zunz Family Education Fund scholarships were awarded to three RiverWoods Durham employees: Jen Ouellette is attending York Community College in York, ME. She is currently an LPN working on her RN degree, and then will pursue her BSN online. Her eventual goal is to become a nurse practitioner; EJ Murphy has been a Household Support Partner for two years. EJ just graduated from high school and will be attending College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, in the fall as a biology/pre-med major with the intention of becoming a physician; Lindsey Bland, currently working as an LPN, wants to become a nurse practitioner working in family health. “We are thrilled that Sharyn has generously provided this opportunity for our employees and look forward to seeing their future unfold,” said Natalee D’Antoni, associate executive director of RiverWoods Durham. “These scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis, and open to any staff member or student worker looking to grow in their careers – whether it’s through education or a trade school – Sharyn’s vision is that anyone with an interest in career growth should have the chance.”

ive adults and mentors in their lives. Morton was dedicated to opportunities for young people to reach their full potential and enter early adulthood with the skills, self-esteem, and confidence they need to make sound decisions and healthy life choices. This award will be given annually to support this dedication. The FSH trustees have also approved two convening grants to support the community. These grants, awarded to Pinetree Institute, will be used to assist with convening and facilitating the Seacoast Coordinated Response to Substance Use Disorder and the Greater Portsmouth Youth Wellness Coalition. A $30,000 one-year grant will support the continued work of the coalition with the goal of leading the Portsmouth community to its vision of becoming a Recovery Ready Community. The second grant is a $25,000 two-year grant awarded to support the Youth Wellness Coalition. These funds will help the community partnership begin the work of developing a clear understanding of the challenges facing youth and identifing evidence-based solutions that mitigate risk factors and promote sustainable well-being for seacoast area young people. Pinetree Institute, a non-profit based in Eliot, ME, with offices in Portsmouth, facilitates several approaches designed to solve one key issue: the long-term effects of trauma on individuals, and the communities in which they live. FSH is a nonprofit, private foundation that has been a catalyst for positive change, promoting a wide range of creative initiatives to improve the health of the community and the well-being of seacoast residents. Learn more at . . . GARDENS from page 5 of California and the Design Institute of California. Seven years ago, Garrison and her husband Peter moved to New Hampshire. She is also a certified interior designer/architect. The SAA is located at 130 Water Street in Exeter where parking is free. Both shows run from through November 27 with an artists reception on November 11, 5-7 p.m. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.

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~ Calendar of Events ~ Ongoing Sneaker Donations Wanted

The Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road, Hampton, is collecting gently worn or new sneakers to help raise money for outreach and mission projects, as well as helping the environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills. Sneakers can be dropped off at the church office Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI: or 603-926-2702.

Thursday, November 10 The Black Matter is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming

This 7 p.m. event, promoted by Black Heritage Trail NH in partnership with Seacoast Outright, is part of a broader series designed to build bridges across the racial divide by introducing the audience to the writings of a number of African American poets whose work has shone a light on a rich cultural heritage that has often gone unexplored. This event is free of charge. Registration required at www. or 603-436 8123. Light the Night: Honoring Veterans 3 p.m. at Maple Suites, 30 Holiday Dr. Dover. In correlation with Veterans Day, all are invited to take part in a ceremony dedicated to those who’ve served. Personalize a luminaria for your special veteran. The lighting of the lanterns will be at sunset. Reserve a spot at 603-742-8820.

Nina Elder Artist Talk

The “Solastalgic Archive,” by artist Nina Elder, functions as a repository for artifacts generated

through community participation in the “Deep Time Lab” presented at UNH’s Museum of Art, 3 0 Academic Way, Durham. A virtual artist talk will be held 7-8 p.m. FMI and to register, visit https://cola.

Lunch & Learn: NH War Monuments

At 12 p.m., the American Independence Museum will host a Lunch & Learn about Kathleen and Sheila Bailey’s new book, “New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones” at the Folsom Tavern, 164 Water St., Exeter. Attendance is free, and people are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch. FMI:

Friday, November 11 Dover Holiday Parade Deadline

Cochecho Friends is seeking organizations to march in the parade and they are also offering three levels of sponsorship. The parade will be on November 27, but deadline for entry is November 11. FMI:

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 Spirit of Christmas Fair

The 8th annual Spirit of Christmas Fair will be held at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Holy Trinity Church, 404 High Street, Somersworth, on November 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and November 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring parish artisans, penny sale, raffles, jewelry, cookie carousel, baked goods, Christmas decorations, a kid’s store, and lunch and dinner. Free

admission with ample free parking.

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Thursday, November 17

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Business After Hours

12-5 p.m. on November 12, 19, 26 at the Little Indonesia Cultural Center, 156 High St., Somersworth. Food, fashion, arts, crafts, home decor, cultural performances, entertainment, market, raffle, and more. FMI:

Last Day of Fall Restaurant Week Portsmouth

Many Portsmouth restaurants offer specials. Visit for a list of participants.

Bearly Dead Music

8 p.m. at 3 S A r tspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Por tsmouth. Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam and festival scene. While the band plays all of the Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. FMI: or 603-766-3330.

Tuesday, November 15 Staffing in a Shortage: Reliable Retention

8-9:30 a.m. The final session of the Smart Business Series will focus on the importance of retention. Now that you’ve marketed to your new employee, interviewed them, and they have accepted the position, how do you keep them? Panelists will include representatives from Coast Bus, Daystar, and the Growth Coach. Register at www.

5-7 p.m. Presented by Bank of New Hampshire and hosted at Portwalk Place Cowork, 11 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth. FMI:

Dorks in Dungeons Improv

8 p.m. at 3 S A r tspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Por tsmouth. Dorks in Dungeons returns for an evening of fantasy improv quests. The Lumineerz face the scariest challenge yet... dinner with family! Will they survive conversations with Uncle Phil? FMI: www.3Sarts. org or 603-766-3330.

Friday, November 18 Exploring Our Way

3-6 p.m. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is excited to host Exploring Our Way, a free low-sensory events designed for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders, that allows them to explore the museum without the noise, crowds, and stimulation of a typical open day. Register at www.

Saturday, November 19 Pet Drive to Benefit PMHS-CV

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ServPro of the Seacoast will be holding a drive to benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society Cocheco Valley outside of WoofMeow at 825 Central Ave., Dover. They will be collecting monetary donations as well as the following items: cat food, cat litter,


dog food, bleach, dog toys, treats, harnesses, collars.

Holiday Market at First Parish Church

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at First Parish Church, 218 Central Ave., Dover, for a holiday market which includes cookies, a cozy cafe, artisan gifts, festive food, wreaths to order, and music.

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20 Form + Function Artisan Fair

Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth .A curated showcase of unique, hand- craf ted work by skilled artisans and makers of textiles, housewares, jewelry, metal work, leather accessories, glass vases, ceramics, prints, and more. FMI: or 603-766-3330.

Sunday, November 27 Dover Holiday Parade

After a two-year absence the parade is back! FMI:

Thursday, November 24 Dover Turkey Trot

The ninth anniversary of the Turkey Trot 5K road race at Garrison Elementary School. FMI: www.

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