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  1. PORTSMOUTH — Donations to Seacoast Media Group’s Gift of Warmth campaign in February pushed the season’s total to more than $51,000.Money raised from readers through the annual Gift of Warmth program supplements the budgets of Rockingham Community Action and the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County and allows the agencies to further help [...]
  2. PORTSMOUTH — Waypoint, formerly Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, will stage its sixth annual SleepOut on March 20 and will add Exeter as a location in addition to its regular event in Manchester.The Exeter event will be at Christ Episcopal Church at 43 Pine St. The Manchester sleepout will be held at the downtown Stanton Plaza. Registration is now open for both at waypointnh.org.The Waypoint [...]
  3. ELIOT, Maine — Marshwood Middle School has released their Honor Roll for Second Quarter, 2019-2020Grade 6High HonorsAbigail Bailey, Troy Bascio, Rogan Boisvert, Piper Catanese, Parker Dixon, Fisher Drisko, Kylie Folger, Alanna Foster, Cole Goodwin, Ruth Hilton, Mary Keene, Brady Livas, Maeve Long, Dexter Martin-Hart, Molly Moore, Adrianne Parent, Pipsa Pope, Kendall Prewitt, Isabel Rothwell, Ava Sanzone, Maya Sanzone, Oliver Scott, [...]
  4. SOUTH BERWICK — Marshwood High School released their Honor Roll for Second Quarter, 2019-2020Grade 9High HonorsDaniella Aceto, Lauryn Cruz, Charlotte Daniels, Alex Dixon, Jackson DuBois, Grace Ducharme, Peyton Emery, Addie Fuller, Hannah Haggerty, Jared Herrin, Leah Maddison, Jonah Nobel, Ryan Pote, Jonathan Sawyer, Noa Semo, Abigail Simonelli, Anabelle Taff, Lucia Wiegert, Sean Williams, Helen Willoughby. [...]
  5. SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center released their Honor Roll for Second Quarter, 2019-2020HonorsGrade 12Victor Arreola Garza, Brie Bridges, Brigid Clark, Alexander Gautreau, Layla Hielscher-Gaffny, Maxwell Jerram, Ethan Johnson, Garrett McMahon, Ryan Nichols, David Picou, Anthony Solari, Timothy Subroto, Jason Suwu, Matthew Vieno.Grade 11Daphne Estevez, Kylie Healy, [...]
  6. FARMINGTON– This weekend, kids can enjoy sled racing presented by the FHS Class of 2021. On the horizon is a Candidates’ Forum hosted by the Farmington Woman’s Club, another Indoor Market put on by the Friends of Farmington, and much more.FHS Class of 2021 Sled RacingThis Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Valley View Community School. Bring your sled and winter gear for a fun-filled morning. Hot chocolate provided and prizes will be offered. [...]
  7. MADBURY – The Madbury Community Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Town Hall, at 7 p.m., where it will hear an update on the progress of the proposed new Oyster River Middle School. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Morse will report on the progress of plans to support a vote on the new school which will take place on Tuesday, March 10.In addition, Sandi O’Neill will report about the Osher Lifelong Institute (OLLI) which is a local continuing education program [...]
  8. DOVER — The Children's Museum of New Hampshire received a recent donation of $6,076 from the Kittery, Maine, resale boutique The Fabulous Find.Each month The Fabulous Find gives the proceeds of its sales to three different area nonprofits. The UNH Marine Docents program and the Seacoast Mental Health Center were also recipients of January 2020 profits.The Children's Museum of New Hampshire thanks Fabulous Find for helping to support its mission of actively engaging [...]
  9. ELIOT, Maine — Registration for pre-kindergarten and new kindergarten students will take place at Eliot Elementary School March 5 and March 11 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.Pre-kindergarten students must be age 4 by Oct. 15, 2020, while kindergarten students must be age 5 by that date.A parent/guardian must provide all of the following documents at registration time: Birth certificate, current immunization records, proof of Residency, such as a copy of a rental/purchase [...]
  10. ROCHESTER — The city's recreation department and the Rochester Farmers Market are partnering with Rochester Main Street to host a "Beer in the Barn" craft beer festival this spring.The joint announcement was made by Recreation Director Chris Bowlen and Rochester Farmers Market Manager Vicky Poland.Beer in the Barn will take place May 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Ice Arena, 63 Lowell St. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rochester Farmers Market as it [...]
  11. PORTSMOUTH ― If you completed an Arts In Reach program, take the 2020 AIR Alumnae Survey for the chance to win one of nine fabulous entry prizes.AIR is conducting its second comprehensive alumnae survey to gather information about its impact. The survey focuses on past participants’ experiences while in AIR and the influence of their experiences on their lives since leaving the program.All past AIR participants who are now 18 years old or older are invited to [...]
  12. DOVER -- For the fifth year, a special group of Dover area residents came together to show love on Valentine's Day for their fellow man.The fifth annual Stepping Out Dinner, a fundraising event for Dover charities, under the umbrella of the Dover Cooperative Ministries Council, took place Friday night, Valentine's Day, at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church."We have four chairs of the event, which sells out every year," said Kathy MacLeod, one of the chairs. "The others are Tinka [...]
  13. SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — How big is your heart? Third-graders at Central School showed how big theirs were during the 21st annual Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday to benefit the American Heart Association.Physical education teacher Kristan Tiede has organized the event from the beginning."These kids have raised more than $4,500 so far and more to come since kids often forget to bring their pledge sheets in, [...]
  14. PORTSMOUTH — Local nonprofit Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, hosted its annual Arts and Culture Day where members analyzed the interconnected nature of arts and culture on the Seacoast economy.The event took place at Portsmouth Music and Arts Center.Speaker Ginnie Lupi, director of the N.H. Arts Council, launched the program day with a review of the big picture and importance of arts and culture in the [...]
  15. FARMINGTON – During the month of February, the town of Farmington will have a variety of events from a Valentine’s Day dinner to a first-aid seminar.Valentine’s Day DinnerFrom 4 to 6 p.m., on Feb. 14, The First Congregational Church, located at 400 Main St. will be hosting a Valentine’s Day lasagna dinner. Both veggie and meat lasagna will be served along with salad and breadsticks provided by Olive Garden with your choice of beverage and homemade [...]
  16. MADBURY – While the attendance was sparse at the public hearing on the 2020 town budget, the dialogue was lively. When all is considered, it appears that the tax rate for 2020 will go up about as much as it did in 2019.The operational budget being proposed is $1,561,798. In 2019, it was $1,438,457.The line items which stand out from 2019 center around rubbish disposal, with recycling estimated to cost $35,000, as compared to $21,901 last year. And it is estimated that [...]
  17. PORTSMOUTH — CommuteSMART Seacoast challenged local residents to “conquer the cold” and commute to work by bicycle, bus, or on foot and 118 area commuters took the challenge and logged their sustainable trips online from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.During the Conquer the Cold Challenge, commuters logged 3,021 trips totaling 33,500 miles, which would stretch around the equator 1.4 times. More than 15.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions were saved.Friendly [...]
  18. DURHAM — Featuring 150 open floor-plan apartment-style residences, the independent living community at RiverWoods Durham opened ahead of schedule in late 2019, setting records in the process.“Before the first shovel had even broken ground, we sold out in 29 days, which is a national record,” said RiverWoods Group’s Cathleen Toomey, vice president of marketing.RiverWoods Durham is part of the largest family of nonprofit CCRCs in Northern New England [...]
  19. HAMPTON — The 21st annual Penguin Plunge took place on Sunday, raising more than a $500,000 for Special Olympics of New Hampshire.The event also marked the 50th anniversary of SONH. It was the second day for the event, with the High School Plunge happening on Saturday. Both events mark the largest fundraisers of the year for SONH, which receives no state or federal funding.Vince McQueen, costume parade director for the SONH contest is also the official numbers guy, [...]