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The Sky was the Limit for Veterans Count on the Tarmac PORTSMOUTH Veterans Count Seacoast Chapter held its eighth annual event to benefit service members, veterans and their families last month. The event took place on the tarmac at Pease International Tradeport, and was attended by nearly 700 guests, including the Thunderbird pilots and U.S. Special Ops Para Commandos who performed in the Thunder Over New Hampshire Airshow the following days. The event raised over $770,000 to support NH service members, veterans and their families including funds from

many area sponsors, which included our Presenting Sponsor Service Credit Union, as well as Bangor Savings Bank, WLG Accounting, Donahue, Tucker and

Ciandella, Two International Group, Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Granite Group Benefits, Sig Sauer. Herb Gillen Airshows, LLC, The Guyton

Group, Newburyport Bank, Cambridge Trust Company, Novel Iron Works, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Q, LLC, Schrager Hampson Aviation Insurance Agency, People’s United Bank, Construction Services of NH, Air General, BankProv, Shafmaster Enterprises, Little Bay Lobster, Avery Insurance, Bank of NH, MTS Services, Reynolds HVAC, TF Moran, Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Seavey’s Marketplace, FedPoint, TD Bank, Haigh Farr, Middlesex Corporation, Kane Company, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Tuscan Brand and Jude Marquis.

Renee Plummer, a key organizer of the event, said, “After our hiatus last year because of COVID-19, this year’s event was even more meaningful – we are just thrilled with the outpouring of support we received. Having it on the eve on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 also gave us an opportunity to take time and be thankful for our freedoms – and to be grateful for our military heroes.” In addition to important funds raised, the NH-based company Mobius Mobility was See VETERANS page 6...

Assistance Needed for Homeless Population in Somersworth SOMERSWORTH In collaboration with the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAPSC) and other local, state and federal agencies, the cities of Somersworth, Rochester, and Dover are working closely to provide a wide variety of services to a significant homeless encampment located on private property in Somersworth. Camp site on private property to close November 8. In cooperation with Rochester and Dover, the City of

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Somersworth requested CAPSC help to coordinate services for people at the encampment before the private property is cleared. Under state welfare statutes, municipalities are required to provide emergency shelter, food and medical care. CAPSC has agreed to lead the outreach effort with the help of non-profits and local, state and federal agencies. The agencies involved in helping provide services include SOS Community Recovery Organization, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Pope Memorial

Humane Society Cocheco Valley, New Hampshire Legal Aid, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Easterseals, New Hampshire Bureau of Housing, New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, New Hampshire Mutual Aid Relief Fund, New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, Waypoint, Cross Roads House, Greater Seacoast Community Health, Families First Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Somersworth and Dover Housing Authorities, Community Partners,

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, The Doorway, and the welfare departments of Somersworth, Rochester and Dover. The agencies, led by CAPSC, have been proactively reaching out to members of the encampment to pro-

vide services to those who choose to accept the assistance. To address health and safety concerns on the site, as well as plans to market the property, See HOMELESS page 7...

Ten-Digit Dialing Begins in New Hampshire NATIONWIDE A ten-digit dialed telephone call requires entering both the three-digit area code and the seven-digit telephone number to complete the call, even if the area code is the same area code as your own. When an area code transitions to ten-digit dialing, you will no longer be able to dial seven digits to make a local call. Transitioning to ten-digit dialing will not affect your current telephone number. Your phone number, including your area code, will not change. If your company uses a PBX or

VoIP phone system, you may need to update or reprogram it for ten-digit dialing. There are 82 area codes in 35 states and one U.S. territory that currently use “988” as their local exchange and allow seven-digit dialing. A local exchange, also known as a central office code, is the first three numbers of a seven-digit telephone number. To prepare for implementation of a quick way to dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – using only “988” to connect callers to the Lifeline – these area codes must transition

to ten-digit dialing for all calls, including local calls. Since New Hampshire has one of these area codes, beginning October 24, you should dial ten-digits (area code plus telephone number) for all local calls. Some providers have already implemented ten-digit dialing and some are phasing in ten-digit dialing between now and July 15, 2022. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only seven digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. You must hang up and

dial again using the area code and the seven-digit number. Beginning July 16, 2022, dialing “988” will route calls to the National Suicide Prevention See DIGITS page 9...

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~ Arts & Entertainment ~

Free Community Grab ‘N Go Thanksgiving Dinner

HAMPTON Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1) cordially invites the Community to a free thanksgiving Dinner “with all the fixings”, which includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce and dessert, on Thursday, November 25, 12-1:30 p.m. Pick-up times are in 30-minute increments. Meals can be picked up in the church parking lot located at the back of

Author Ken Follett Part of New England Stage Series PORTSMOUTH On Sunday, November 14 at 1 p.m., bestselling author Ken Follett comes to The Music Hall’s virtual stage as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series, now being presented in an intimate, online format. He will discuss his new novel, “Never”, a globe-spanning spy thriller about impossible decisions and the unforeseen consequences that could lead to the next world war, set in the present day. The event includes an author presentation followed by

the building. If unable to get to the church, delivery is available. Please indicate this when placing order. Sign up at www. or through the church office. Hampton UMC is following recommended COVID-19 sanitizing protocols. Contact the church office at 603-926-2702 or email for information or to place a reservation.

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Host to Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting PORTSMOUTH On Wednesday, November 10, 6-9 p.m., The Chase Home’s 7th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting will take place with at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, 135 Congress Street, Portsmouth. Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves nearly 300 at-risk youth and families annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Since its inception, the annual wine and

chocolate fundraiser has raised nearly $200,000. According to Justin Rivlin, who is helping to lead a working committee on The Chase Home board that is planning the event, the opportunity to host the fundraising event after a year hiatus is “incredible.” “Like many nonprofits, it’s been tough to engage people when we are not sure what is next regarding the pandemic,” he said. “This event gets Chase Home back out into the com-

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Veterans Eat Free! From a select menu including

1lb Lobster Dinner, Cold Lobster Roll, Haddock Sandwich, Fish & Chips or Fried Chicken Tender Dinner. Free with purchase of second entrée. Dine-in only.

Not valid for double stuffed or hot lobster rolls. Other selections will vary by location. Offer valid on 11/11/21 only. Military ID required.



munity, and we are grateful for the support of our sponsors and individual donors, all of which makes this possible.” said Rivlin.

The event will feature food, cocktails, a short program, and a live and silent auction. For tickets and more information,

Rising Tides Photo Contest Returns PORTSMOUTH The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW) announces the return of the New Hampshire Rising Tides Photo Contest on November 5-8. Formerly known as the King Tide Photo Contest, the rebranded initiative aims to raise awareness about sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of high tide flooding in New Hampshire. Photographing today’s higher than normal tides offers a glimpse of what daily water levels could be like in the future as sea levels rise. Official NOAA Tide Predictions indicate that the late-morning and early afternoon high tides on November 5-8 will exceed 10 feet at the Hampton Harbor tide gauge in Hampton, and reach up to 11 feet at the Fort

Point tide gauge in New Castle. These higher than normal high tides may cause coastal flooding in low-lying areas, especially if accompanied by a storm or strong winds. Photo contest participants are urged to exercise caution and avoid existing and potentially hazardous conditions; obey all road closures, barricades, and other public access restrictions; and respect private property. Entrants may submit a total of four photos. Each photo must be entered into one of the contest categories. Entrants may enter all of their photos in a single category, or select different categories for different photos. The same photo cannot be entered twice. Photos must be taken during the contest submission period and submitted online via the entry

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FAIR Friday, November 12, 10am-7pm Saturday, November 13, 9am-3pm

Parish Artisans Penny Sale * Raffles * Jewelry Cookie Carousel * Baked Goods Christmas Decorations * Pet Boutique Join us for our Homemade Lunch or Dinner

Holy Trinity Church, 404 High St, Somersworth, NH Free Admission * Ample Free Parking

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an interview with Peter Biello, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s broadcast of the afternoon news magazine, “All Things Considered”. “Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn’t get fixed.” So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett’s nerve-racking drama of international tension. A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert; a stolen US Army drone; an uninhabited Japanese island; and one country’s secret stash of deadly chemical poisons: all these play roles in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Struggling to prevent the outbreak of a world war are a young woman intelligence officer; a spy working undercover with jihadists; a brilliant Chinese spymaster; and Pauline herself, beleaguered by a populist rival for the next presidential election. Tickets are $36 for link and an in-person book pick-up at The Music Hall. As an alternative, the cost is $48 for link, book, and shipping to a home address. The ticket package includes a virtual author discussion and audience Q&A. Books and tickets can be purchased online at or 603-436-2400. form at Visit this website also for further details and category descriptions. Contest winners will be determined through a public voting process which begins on November 10 on the same website, and ends on December 2. Winners will be announced no later than November 29. For questions, contact Nathalie DiGeronimo with the NHDES Coastal Program at nathalie.m.digeronimo@des. or call 603-559-0029.

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Its that time of year again… we are sending LOVE from HOME! This year we will be collecting donations to help the following organizations by making holiday gift stockings for Veterans.

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~ Arts & Entertainment ~

Hampton-opoly Game Supports Local Hampton Church

HAMPTON Hampton United Methodist Women located at 525 Lafayette Road (Route 1) is excited to announce their newest fundraiser – “Hampton-opoly”, a Hampton-themed Monopoly board game! Purchase of the $20 game will support the mission and outreach programs of the Hampton United Methodist Women. Preorder now for pick-up in mid-tolate November via or the church

office at 603-926-2702. Payment is due at time of pick-up by cash or check only.

Spirit of Christmas Fair - November 12-13 SOMERSWORTH The 7th Annual Spirit of Christmas Fair will be held on Friday November 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday November 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location is St Ignatius of Loyola Holy Trinity Church, 404 High Street, Somersworth. This two-day Fair features Parish Artisans, Penny Sale, Raffles, Jewelry, Cookie Carousel, Baked Goods, Christmas Decorations, and Pet Boutique. Join us for our Homemade lunch or dinner. Free admission with ample free parking.

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra “Up Close and Personal” Chamber Music Series PORTSMOUTH The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will be performing a new “Up Close and Personal with the PSO” chamber music series at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club. The series will kick off November 21 at 5:30 p.m. and continue through May. The Up Close and Personal with the PSO @ Jimmy’s Chamber Music Series explores the borderlands between jazz and classical music. In this six-concert series, ensembles of Portsmouth Symphony musicians will showcase the richness, flexibility, and often surprising range of the classical chamber music repertoire in Jimmy’s cen-

tury-old, spectacularly restored, state-of-the-art club. Paired with fine food and libations, this series promises chamber music like audiences have never experienced before. “Chamber music was written to be performed in small intimate spaces. The newly opened Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, with its superb acoustics and richly evocative interior, inspired us to evolve and expand our chamber music series,” noted John Page, Music Director of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra. “Up Close and Personal with the PSO @ Jimmy’s will blend the traditional with some edgy fringe master-

works to surprise and delight and stretch the listener’s ears. This intimate setting, where many of the traditional barriers between performer and listener are removed, promises to create memorable experiences.” The series kicks off November 21 with “String Quartet Tasting Menu” and is followed by “Brass (R)evolution” on December 12, “Rhapsody” on January 23, “Respiro di colori” on February 27, “Strings + One” on April 10, and concludes with “Intimate Voices” on May 22. Tickets are $75 per person and includes the concert as well as appetizers, dinner and dessert from an a la carte menu

that will change seasonally. Doors open at 4:30pm prior to each performance. For full program details or to purchase tickets, visit Founded in 1997, the orchestra is comprised of over 65 local professionals, educators, dedicated amateurs and advanced students, all of whom are required, without exception, to be fully vaccinated. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club COVID-19 policy requires proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours in order to attend any and all events at their venue. In addition, masks will be highly encouraged when

moving indoors until patrons are seated, at which point they are optional. The full policy is available on For more information about the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and the 2021-2022 season, visit

~ Ask The Computer Lady ~ Dear Computer Lady, I just purchased a new Windows 10 computer and found Bluetooth turned on without my consent. I want a secure machine and don’t use Bluetooth. It’s turned off now, but I want to delete this service since I never use it. How do I delete it completely? Thanks, Angie Dear Angie, Bluetooth is made up of two components. First is a hardware component, usually a chip on the motherboard, or an external USB device. Second is the bluetooth software. Bluetooth is commonly used to share data between devices. Some common uses are, wireless speakers, wireless keyboard and/or mouse, a wireless headset, some printers, and even a selfie stick.

If you have a cordless phone in your house, it is most likely using bluetooth technology. You have already turned bluetooth off on your computer, which is great if you are not using it, but to delete the service completely you would need to remove the hardware chip and that might not be possible since it is probably a component on your motherboard. The next best option would probably be to open the device manager on your computer, right-click on the bluetooth device and click “Disable Device”. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, Is there a way to copy my messages from someone that emailed me in Outlook? I saved them to OneNote ,but I cant


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copy them to a flash drive. I hope you can help, Thanks Billy Dear Billy, There are a couple of ways you can save these messages. First, you can export the page in OneNote to the flash drive. 1. Open OneNote to the page you want to export. 2. Click “File” in the menu bar, then click “Export”. 3. Click to select what you want to export, either Page, Section, or the entire notebook. 4. Click to select the format you want to export in. PDF is probably a good choice for most situations. 5. Click the “Export” button. 6. In the next dialog box, select the location you want to save the messages to, in your case it would be the flash drive, and click the “Save” button. Saving them from Outlook depends on what version of Outlook you are using, I can’t tell from your email if you are using or Outlook that is part of Microsoft Office. If you are using the web interface ( I don’t see a way to save an email to your flash drive, but you could install a Print to PDF application on your computer, then use the built in print command to

“Print to PDF” which would allow you to save the email as a PDF file and store it on your flash drive, or any location that you choose. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, Years ago I was able to have my downloaded pictures alternate every however many minutes onto my screensaver. I have been unable to get that started again. Would you know how? I have so many wonderful photos I would love to see throughout the day! Thanks! Ginny Dear Ginny, I am going to assume that you are using Windows 10 on your current computer and give you directions for that. 1. Click on the “Start” button (or tap the windows logo key on your keyboard) and type the words, Screen Saver. 2. In the search results, you should see an icon that says, “Change Screen Saver” and beneath that it will say “Control Panel”. Click on that icon to open the screen saver settings dialog box. 3. In the screen saver drop down list, click on “Photos” to select it. 4. Click the “Settings”

button to browse for the location of your photos, select the speed of the slideshow, and if you want to shuffle the pictures or not. Click the “Save” button when finished making your selections. 5. Set the number of minutes you want to wait before the screen saver automatically starts. 6. Click the “OK” button to save your changes and close the dialog box. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I wanted to try out OneNote, but I have one problem. I can’t find the save button. I don’t want to put a lot of work into this program if I can’t save it! Please help, Carol Dear Carol, There is no “Save” button in OneNote because everything you put in your notebook is automatically saved. Not only is it automatically saved, but if you have saved the notebook in OneDrive, it is automatically synced between devices. I love this feature because it means that I can type up an outline in OneNote on my desktop computer, and it is instantly available on my phone, tablet and laptop computer when I get to class. Elizabeth

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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Gateway Gallery Hosts New Exhibit: “In Flux” PORTSMOUTH Great Bay Community College is proud to present “In Flux” a new exhibit by Sasja Lucas, an accomplished Boston area artist whose mediums include painting, drawing, printmaking, murals, set design and multimedia performance. The exhibition will be featured through December 4 in the Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth. Lucas’ work has been exhibited throughout New England and across the country since 1979. Many of these exhibitions have resulted in awards, such as the Directors Choice Award at the Galleries at Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord. She also enjoys the role of curator for the Menino Arts Center in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Her work is featured in many private, corporate and

university collections including the Federal Reserve Bank of Bost, Harvard University, Sala Communications in Amsterdam and The Dimock Gallery in Washington, DC. Lucas is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, a founding member of the Cornwall Gallery and the Jamaica Plain Arts Association. She has taught art at a number of institutions. Born in Sungei-Gerong on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, she earned a BFA from State

University at Binghamton. Sasja Lucas lived in Holland, Canada, upstate New York before settling in Boston in 1980. About her work, Lucas says, “My work is evidence of an act of discovery which occurs through the process of creating. The process itself is the driving force, as opposed to a method that is informed by a predetermined result.” For more information, contact Annette Cohen at acohen@ or 603-427-7665. Masks are required inside.

‘What Voice Is This’ Poetry Out Loud Registration STATEWIDE The N.H. State Council on the Arts has announced that registration for the 2022 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud competition is open. The Arts Council, which facilitates Poetry Out Loud in New Hampshire, expects that once again thousands of New Hampshire high school students will participate in the program, with registrations available for as many as 40 high schools and high school groups. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition that has students select, memo-

rize and recite poems from more than 1,100 curated by the Poetry Foundation. By participating, students learn about great poets, poetry and literary history while sharpening their presentation and public speaking skills. Poetry Out Loud competitions begin at the classroom level, advance to school-wide championships, regional competitions and then state finals. State champions are invited to participate in the national finals, which this year are scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on April 25-27, 2022. There is no fee charged to

students or schools participating in Poetry Out Loud, which is organized on the national level by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. While last year’s competitions were virtual, it’s anticipated that the 2022 competition will take place in person. To learn more about 2022 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud, including how high schools and school groups can register, visit nharts or contact Allison Hawkins at 603-271-0791 or

~ Library News ~ Dover Public Library Teen Advisory Board

The library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. in the lecture hall for any teens interested in offering input on teen programming in the library. Any teen is welcome to attend! FMI: Emily at e.fortin@

Basket Making Class

Spend an afternoon making a reed basket with NH League of Craftsman basket maker Peggy Thrasher on Saturday, November 13, 1-4:30 p.m. in the lecture hall. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. This program is for adults only due to difficulty.

Lotus Lantern Craft

Join us either virtually, or in-person for a crafting session on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. to make a Lotus Lantern. Registration is limited. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited to 30 people. A lantern is on display at the circulation desk.

Adult Dance Class

Register for a free intro dance class for adults in the lecture hall on Thursday, November 18, 7-8

p.m. During this class you will learn beginner ballet for the first portion of the class, and lyrical dance for the second half. This class is complimentary from Musical Arts of Dover taught by dance program director and coordinator Savannah Lee. Bring your water bottle and wear something you’re comfortable moving in.

Holiday Cupcake Decorating Challenge

Watch a virtual decorating demonstration on Monday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. by A Southern Girl Bakery in Dover. Pick up your bag of ingredients and instructions in the Children’s Room beginning on Tuesday, November 16. Register for the virtual program at https:// register/WN_yUDziVqxRTSAShXnHeXsQ.

Come and Play

On Tuesday, November 16, 10-11 a.m., spend time playing with your kids and making new friends. The lecture hall will be full toys for families to explore together.


Kids in first grade and up are invited to make Pumpkin Spice Fluffy Slime on Tuesday, Novem-

ber 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (while supplies last).

Beyond Books: A Preschool Discovery Program

November 8-30. Kids ages 3-5 are invited to explore a topic through stories and activities. Monday Science; Wednesday - Autumn; Thursday - Art. All sessions will be 10 -10:45 a.m. and require registration at government/city-operations/library/events/.

Big Kid Storytime

On Mondays 4-4:45 p.m. kids in grades K-2 can join us for longer, more challenging picture books and activities.

Family Storytime

Wednesdays from 10-10:45 a.m., kids of all ages with a caregiver are invited to listen to stories, sing, and participate in activities.

Shake, Rattle & Roll, Baby

Fridays 10 -10:30 a.m. babies through two year-olds with a caregiver are invited to sing, dance, and rock out with instruments. No registration required.

For More Information

Call the library at 603-516-6050 or visit


Hampton Artist Exhibit HAMPTON Hampton artist Ethel Hills will have an exhibit of original art work at the Lane House Arts Center for the month of November. “Ethel Hills – an Artist’s Journey” gives a glimpse into one artist’s journey and her creative process. The exhibit features a range of mixed media abstract works, using watercolor, acrylic, and collage, with a lot of color. “It’s about the love and joy and wonder that we find in our lives and celebrating that,” says Hills. “That’s why there’s so much color in my work. 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.”

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~ Calendar of Events ~ Friday, November 5 Workforce Housing Summit

8:30-10 a.m. The Workforce Housing Summit will explore the role of employers in solving the housing crisis, not just as landlords and housing developers, but as advocates and storytellers. This will be a hybrid event: in person and on ZOOM. The in-person portion will take place in Room 306 of the McConnell Center, 32 Thomas Street, Dover. To register, go to

Volunteers Needed

The Dover Chamber’s City Lights committee is seeking volunteers to help hang the holiday lights in downtown Dover from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be assisting with bucket trucks, hanging lights on poles, and/or removing any dead lights/ extension cords. FMI: Morgan at

Sunday, November 7 Not Your First Rodeo Show

3 p.m. at 3S Ar t Space, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. Come out for a night of laughs and to cheer on these performers – the “First Timers” are making their first step onto the comedy stage. Tickets are $10 and available at Visit website for COVID-19 protocols.

Wednesday, November 10 Dustbowl Revival to Perform

Dustbowl Revival will perform at 3S Art Space, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members, $28 standing, $30 seated. Visit for COVID-19 protocols.

Saturday, November 13 & Sunday, November 14 Artisan Fair

“Form + Function” is back at 3S Art Space, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth – a curated showcase of unique, hand-crafted work by skilled seacoast artisans. Nov. 13, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit for COVID-19 protocols.

Sunday, November 14 Players’ Ring’s “Frankenstein” Ends

The Players’ Ring continues its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of Bretton Reis’ adaptation of “Frankenstein” through November 14 at 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors/students, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. FMI:

Holiday Fair Ends

The First Parish Church Holiday Fair online will be open until Nov. 14. Items will be available for drivethrough pickup on November 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. FMI:

Tuesday, November 16 Business Open House

Join the Dover Chamber of Commerce at the 1 Washington St. in the mill building to visit multiple chamber members for a collaborative business open house. SEH Studios, D Graphics, and The Art Center invite you to visit their space while networking. To register, go to

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Health & Fitness

WDH Welcomes Certified Nurse Midwife, Emily Orlowicz DOVER Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is pleased to welcome Certified Nurse Midwife Emily Orlowicz to the medical staff. Orlowicz will care for women of all ages by providing routine gynecologic care and prenatal care for expectant women at the Wentworth-Douglass Center for Women’s Health & Wellness in Portsmouth and Wentworth Health Partners OBGYN & Infertility in Dover. Certified Nurse Midwives have master’s degrees in nursing and specialized midwifery training and licensing. They can prescribe medications,

order tests, help women through labor, deliver babies, and assist with C-sections when necessary. Certified nurse midwives work closely with physicians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists to help women and families experience the pregnancy and birth they envision. Emily Orlowicz received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Most recently she has worked as a Clinical Nurse for the United States Air Force and as a Pre-Anesthesia Testing Nurse at Exeter Hospital. In addition,

Orlowicz has cared for pregnant, postpartum, and gynecologic patients, and cared for many labor and delivery patients. Visit or call 603-6108079 to learn more.

Dr. Munot Joins Atlantic Digestive Specialists SOMERSWORTH Dr. Khushboo Munot, board-certified gastroenterologist and internist, has joined the medical team at Atlantic Digestive Specialists. Dr. Munot completed her internal medicine residency and earned her gastroenterology fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she also received six months of exclusive liver transplant training. Dr. Munot then earned an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. There, she performed a wide array of advanced procedures and gained

doscopic fundoplication), a nonsurgical treatment for acid reflux. Dr. Munot is looking forward to sharing her cutting-edge technology experience with those living in the seacoast. Atlantic Digestive Specialists is a gastroenterology physician practice treating diseases associated with the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and other digestive organs. Drs. Damianos, Epstein, Gronmuch experience helping cancer patients from underserved areas. Dr. Munot became an associate professor at the Baylor gastroenterology department. She recently achieved certification in TIFF (en-

...VETERANS from page 1 on-hand to demonstrate their life-changing wheelchair, the iBot, invented by Dean Kamen. Kamen himself was seen throughout the evening in the chair and provided a demonstration on stage of how the chair can climb stairs, and raise itself up to put the wheelchair user at eyelevel with a person standing, also making it easy for a user to retrieve things from high places. Six iBots were sold to members of the audience who bid on the wheelchairs with the intention of improving the life of a NH veteran who will be medically approved to receive the donated iBot. Veterans Count will work in tandem with Mobius Mobility and the VA to determine the recipients of this medical device, based upon physicians prescribed recommendations. Mobius Mobility recently toured the country and visited 25 VA spinal cord injury

units to share the life-changing benefits of this New Hampshire based invention. The company donated one chair to each facility so the staff can be trained on how to use them and a second one to be donated to a veteran deemed medically appropriate by a physician at that facility. Megan Yeigh, Operations Manager for Mobius, said, “The support for our nation’s veterans, and the recognition of the need for more advanced mobility technologies was overwhelming. We spent a few hours before the live auction at Veterans Count recent event, driving iBOTs through the crowd and everyone had a different story for how a veteran’s life could be improved through this technology, but the common question was “how could [I] help support this mission?” It was amazing to see the immense generosity and support for our veterans right here in New Hampshire, and it is an honor to be a local company that can partner

Dover Mental Health Alliance Holds Meeting of Mental Health Task Force DOVER This summer, key community stake-holders from the City of Dover, fire, police, business community, local service providers, as well as mental health organizations joined forces in the convening meeting of the Dover Mental Health Alliance’s Mental Health Task Force. The task force will look to decrease barriers to communication between organizations while increasing the network of care for the citizens of Dover. The task force will also work together to create policy change on the local, county and state level to allow for better mental health support and services. The alliance (DMHA), a grass-roots community coalition, envisions a culture that understands, embraces, and addresses the complexities of mental health. The convening of the task force is one part of the DMHA’s efforts to build a resilient community din, Hyett, Kesar, Lewis, Lynch, Maher, Mahmoud, and Ruben are all board-certified gastroenterologists with over 200 years of combined experience. For more information, call 603-692-2228.

that is educated, responsive, and conscious of the impact of mental illness. The DMHA has been facilitating Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid training as well as training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for community members and organizations in Dover and surrounding towns. This fall, the DMHA in partnership with the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI NH) and the Dover Public School system, will launch two additional initiatives: NAMI Connect Suicide Prevention/ Postvention Training and the NAMI Youth Empowerment Program which will help peers talk to peers about mental health. In addition, trainers from Dover High School and Community Partners’ will also implement Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) for all Dover High School sophomores. For more information, go to,, and www., or email Suzanne Weete at

WMUR’s Leclerc Joins WDH for Community Relations DOVER One of WMUR’s most recognizable faces is leaving television to join Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH). Anchor and reporter Cherise Leclerc, who anchors the station’s weekend newscasts, will join the Community Relations department at WDH as a Communications, Public Relations, and Social Media Specialist. “I’m looking forward to using what I’ve learned over the past 10 years in journalism and adapting it to tell the stories, and share the mission, of the talented staff of Wentworth-Douglass with organizations like Veterans Count and deliver independence to our veterans. Veterans Count is the philanthropic arm of Military & Veterans Services, which provides emergency assistance and services to our service members, veterans and their families. Ninety cents of every dollar raised for Veterans Count goes directly to supporting New Hampshire’s military members and their families.

Hospital,” Leclerc said. Leclerc spent five years at the ABC-affiliate, covering countless news items across the state, including the New Hampshire presidential primary, the pandemic, and a myriad of breaking news and community events. In her new role, she will assist in developing and coordinating the hospital’s strategic internal and external communications efforts. Leclerc will also fulfill a wide variety of communications, media relations, and social media needs. “Her communications expertise, along with her strong relationships with local community stakeholders, will really help us share, grow, and enhance awareness of the services and accomplishments of our extraordinary organization,” said WDH Director of Communications & Community Relations Adam Bagni. Leclerc has been very active in the community and been involved in numerous engagements and fundraising efforts with the American Red

Cross, American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, NH Food Bank, YMCA, and many others. Leclerc previously worked at WGGB/WSHM in Springfield, MA, as a weekday evening anchor, reporting on notable events like the 2011 tornado and the Boston Marathon bombing. She has been honored by BusinessWest Magazine as a recipient of their “Top 40 Under Forty” and Western Mass Women’s Magazine’s “Top Television Personality to Watch.” She has also received both an Edward R. Murrow Award and honors from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association.

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~ News ~ Community Development Block Grant Applications DOVER The City of Dover’s Planning and Community Development Department is now accepting applications from public service agencies, qualified individuals and eligible organizations for grants for the fiscal year 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The 2023 fiscal year spans July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Applications are available online at government/city-operations/ planning/community-development/ and at the Planning and Community Development Department, located at Dover

City Hall, 288 Central Ave. in Dover. The application submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, November 19, and must be submitted via email to Dave Carpenter at d.carpenter@dover. The City of Dover may reject incomplete or late applications. Eligible CDBG activities include but are not limited to property acquisition, development or improvement of public facilities, clearance or demolition, public services, and special economic development activities. To be eligible for funding, applicants must meet specific

...HOMELESS from page 1 the private property owner has sought assistance from Somersworth to close the encampment. The property owner also intends to post ‘No Trespassing’ signs at the encampment soon. Somersworth Police plan to clear the site on Monday, November 8. Anyone remaining on site at that time may face trespassing charges. In the weeks leading up to November 8, CAPSC and other involved agencies, including the welfare departments from the tri-cities, plan to utilize the Strafford County Extreme Cold Weather Warming Center (Warming Center), located on Willand Drive in Somersworth, to connect encampment members with services. The Warming Center facility was purchased by the City of Dover with grant funding to operate during extreme cold-weather events. CAPSC is seeking donations, such as food and other items, to assist those at the en-

campment. The current list of needed items includes: Wagons to help people move their belongings to their destination, Sleeping bags, Tents, Gift cards to local restaurants or supermarkets for meals or other necessities, Gas cards for individuals with vehicles, Meals on triage days for both clients and volunteers at the site, Monetary donations that can be used to support services for those in need. Those able to help are asked to contact Dan Clark at dclark@ To donate, visit the CAPSC website and designate a gift to the Willand Pond Emergency Fund at www. Funds raised will be utilized collectively by all agencies working together to support these individuals. CAPSC is also seeking apartment owners who can accept or are willing to accept Section 8 housing vouchers to help connect encampment members with permanent housing.

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...EXHIBIT from page 5 the land and place, exploring the relationship between land and our emotions and memories. As she has developed her style and grown as an artist, her focus has become more and more rooted in emotions – love, joy, gratitude, and wonder – and celebration. Simultaneously, the Lane House Arts Center is hosting a food drive and fundraiser to support Gather, which is working to end hunger in the seacoast area. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Hills work during this exhibit will go to support Gather. Hills says, “I am very excited to partner with Gather to raise funds for the hungry in the seacoast.” The exhibit runs through November 30 and is open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment, with an opening reception on Sunday, November 7, 3-6 p.m.


STATEWIDE Have you ever wondered how climate change might affect the weather in the Granite State? If you have, then the Active Retirement Association (ARA) of the greater seacoast has a solution for your curiosity. On Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. the ARA will sponsor a free Zoom presentation entitled, “A Climatologist’s Assessment of New Hampshire’s Changing Winters,” featuring Dr. Elizabeth Burakowski, Research Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. In describing her work Dr. Burakowski said, “I use climate models, observations, and remote sensing to understand how landscapes interact with surface climate. I also seek out interdisciplinary projects with economists to understand how decreases in snow affect the multi-billion-dollar winter sports industry.” To register for Dr. Burakowski’s free presentation, email Please include your name, the program title “NH’s Changing Winters,” and the name of your city or town. which is open to the public. For more information, email, call 603-926-1111, or visit www. Photo credit: “ Bands of Color #44”, mixed media by Ethel Hills.

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 400 members from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and beyond. The ARA is committed to expanding the world of its membership by offering lectures, workshops, discussion groups, films, cultural tours, walks/hikes, specialinterest groups, and much more. For more information, visit or email


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2021 Honorees Announced Through Celebrating Kind Kids’ Initiative PORTSMOUTH Northeast Credit Union, together with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Portland Sea Dogs, is pleased to announce the 2021 Fourth Annual Nice Catch honorees as part of its Celebrating Kind Kids initiative. Northeast CU established the Nice Catch initiative to recognize New Hampshire and Maine kids who consistently demonstrate compassion, empathy and kindness to make our communities kinder and happier places to live, grow and learn. “The stories we received for these nominations are truly inspiring! It gives us great hope to read so many heartwarming chronicles of our young members as they share kindness and compassion towards others” stated Northeast Credit Union’s Chief Retail Officer Andrea Pruna. “As part of the credit union philosophy, Northeast’s Love Your Community Project’s purpose is to support and celebrate people

helping people and all of our Nice Catch nominees are shining examples of just that!” Northeast CU Nice Catch initiative received over 100 outstanding nominations from New Hampshire and Maine; twelve finalists were celebrated with a VIP baseball experience at a Portland Sea Dogs or New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game where, with friends and family, they threw out the ceremonial first pitch. In addition to this recognition, their kindness story was shared on each team’s Jumbotron, through social media and received a special gift bag from the baseball team and Northeast Credit Union. Be inspired. Read all these great stories of kindness and compassion at nicecatch. Congratulations to the 2021 Nice Catch Honorees: Chase L. of Biddeford, ME; Ella M. of Biddeford, ME; Lilyanne M.D. of Portsmouth; Tyzo D. of Kit-

The Fabulous Find Donates! SEACOAST In the past 11 years, The Fabulous Find has given nearly $2 million to more than 155 area nonprofits, a history of giving that continues with a recent donation of $6,540 to The Chase Home, $6,247 to Step Up Parent, and $8,391 to Community Partners. Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves at-risk youth annually through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community while others live at The Chase Home. For more information, visit Founded in 2019, Step Up Parents in Portsmouth offers fitery, ME; Jordan R. of Conway; Hadley M. of Portsmouth; Jacob L. of Berlin; Caitlin M. of Portsmouth; Aya H.A. of Manchester; Ruby E. of Hopkinton; Olivia H. of Charlestown; Gibson G. of Lee.

nancial assistance and support to relative caregivers in New Hampshire who have selflessly stepped up to be surrogate parents to kids whose biological parents struggle with substance use disorder. For more information, visit Community Partners is Strafford County’s local, non-profit, community mental health center and developmental disabilities service provider. The Family Support program supports families who are caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities while Respite Care provides short-term care for a person with a developmental disability so that family members have time to rest, recharge, and renew their energy. Camper-

ships offer recreational activities to children with special needs. For more information, visit www.communitypartnersnh. org. Founded in 2010, The Fabulous Find in Kittery, ME, partners with recipients each month and encourage them to use their contact lists to drive up merchandise donations and sales. All profits benefit these organizations at the end of their month. For more information, visit “We at The Fabulous Find have been looking for creative ways to help the seacoast. We realize that many children are left to others for care,” said Marcye Philbrook, President of the Board of Directors.

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Chameleon Group Designated A Mental Health Friendly Workplace DOVER The Dover Mental Health Alliance (DMHA), a newly formed coalition, is building a mental health friendly community in Dover, one place at a time. The Chameleon Group was designated this summer as a safe, judgement-free “Place” by the Dover Mental Health Alliance. Chameleon Group was recognized in a small ceremony with management and staff present to receive the designation. Chameleon Group is a B2B Development partner, capable of managing the specific activities that build an effective sales funnel. Chameleon Group is a for-profit company located in Dover. Chameleon Group’s management team received Mental Health First Aid training which teaches people how to recognize and respond to someone else 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 our biggest health and social problems such as substance use, housing insecurity and mental health.

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ter, recognized the dedication of the Holy Rosary Credit Unions, noting that in 2020 the credit unions’ donations surpassed the $3 million milestone.

Rotary Club Adds to SEED Awards Left to right: Cora Long, DMHA/SCPHN; Melissa Lesniak, KW Realtor/DMHA; Geoff Booker, Director of Sales; Dave Guthrie, Sales Manager; Pete Harkins, Sales Manager; Sophia Coffey, HR Manager; Jean Rozema, Sales Manager; Dana Lariviere, CEO; Deb Clark, VP Sales and Operations; Karen Morton Clark, Recovery Friendly Workplace/DMHA.

CEO Dana Lariviere states, “Chameleon Group is proud to have become designated a DMHA Place as a part of our ongoing commitment to support our employees, our customers, our organization, and our community at large. We view our partnership with the DMHA as another step to better equip our team with the resources, tools, training and understanding that is critical to being an active participant in our communities’ health and well-being. I would strongly encourage all businesses to take advantage of the opportunity to

leverage the skills, compassion, and experience of the team at the DMHA. Taking care of the most valuable resources that you have – your employees – is not only the right thing to do, but it is the right thing to do for your business.” The “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 and addresses the complexities of mental health. The mission is to build a resilient com-

munity that is educated, responsive and conscious of the impact of mental illness. For more information, go to and, or email Suzanne Weete at

DOVER Seacoast Endowment for Education in Dover (SEED), a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting academic excellence in Dover schools, accepted a $4,159 donation from the Rotary Club of Dover to help fund two literacy grants in Dover public schools.

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~ Classifieds & News ~ ...DIGITS from page 1 Lifeline. In 2020, the FCC established “988” as the new, nationwide three-digit phone number to provide an easy to remember and easy to dial number to reach suicide prevention and mental health counselors, similar to “911” for emergencies an,d “311” for local government services. During the transition to “988”, Americans who need help should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-2738255 (1-800-273-TALK) and through online chats. Veterans and service members may reach the Veterans Crisis Line by pressing “1” after dialing, chatting online at, or texting 838255. There are more phones in America than there are people, and each phone needs its own phone number. Beginning in the early 1990s, to accommodate the growing need for more phone numbers, some areas began to add a second area code for local calls. Dialing both the area code and the seven-digit number was necessary to ensure the call reached the intended recipient. As more area codes begin to run out of new seven-digit numbers to


NH Forest Ranger Receives National Smokey Bear Award STATEWIDE Captain Doug Miner of the N.H. Forest Protection Bureau received a 2021 Smokey Bear Award for outstanding achievement in wildfire prevention ser-

vice. Among other outreach, Miner coordinated more than 61 events across New Hampshire in 2019, highlighting Smokey Bear’s 75th anniversary; his work to raise aware-

ness about wildfire prevention is accomplished along with his regular assigned duties as a New Hampshire Forest Ranger captain. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) spoke at the event celebrating Miner’s accomplishment, which was also attended by members of the U.S. Forest Service, N.H. Forest Protection Bureau rangers and patrolmen, New Hampshire’s firefighting community and leadership from the N.H. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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47. A digital tape recording of sound 48. Insecticide 49. Scientific instrument 52. Golden-__ corn 55. Israeli city __ Aviv 56. Sword 60. Ottoman military title 61. Aromatic plants 63. Cold wind 64. Large, semiaquatic reptile (slang) 65. Political unit 66. Indiscreetly reveal secrets 67. Comfort food dish 68. Actress Zellweger

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