Goffstown High School Sports - GOFFSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Director of athletics Steve Fountain asks all those interested in playing a Fall sport to please register through the online process now accessible on the GHS Athletics website. We’ve partnered with Family ID, an online registration platform that is safe, secure and very easy for all applicants, Registration will close August 8th, no late registrations will be accepted. please follow the link below to register for a fall sport. Please drop off a hard copy of your student athlete’s physical at GHS prior to August 8th. ....Continue Reading....
Goffstown - 26 July 2014: The Call for Teen Models is out for the 2014 3rd Annual "Secondhand Chic Fashion Show". The Goffstown Library and Community Clothing Center are again sponsoring this fun event. The theme this year will be "Around the World on a Shoestring". This event will again be held at the Goffstown High School with a date set of Friday, 3rd October. The deadline for registration is set for Thursday, 18 September.
You can become a Teen Model today with your registration. You will then enjoy choosing your own outfits at the Community Clothing Center and keep them following the event. Families are also welcome to participate and the event benefits the Goffstown Network Food Pantry. You may register for the event by picking up a packet at the Library or the Clothing Center. You may also download the packet on line for your convenience. For any questions, please send an email or call 497.2102.
We’re looking for local, high school teen models to showcase outfits from Goffstown’s Community Clothing Center for the upcoming fall event as mentioned above. (WATCH THE VIDEO)
The Alzheimer’s Association Names Regional Manager for the State of New Hampshire
Bedford / New Boston, NH (July 24, 2014) – Heather Carroll, of New Boston, NH (left photo) has been promoted to the State of New Hampshire Regional Manager of the Alzheimer’s Association®, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.
Carroll previously held the title of Coordinator of Programs and Public Policy at the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Over the past two and a half years I have worked to bring families, caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s and related disorders together to raise awareness and drive initiatives on a state and federal level,” said Carroll. “By educating the public and our elected officials we have paved the way to make New Hampshire dementia capable. “
Carroll will oversee the continued outreach in New Hampshire through programs and support for those with Alzheimer’s as well as family and professional caregivers and fundraising and awareness events.
“I am very excited that Heather is at the helm of our work in the State of New Hampshire,” said Susan Antkowiak, Vice President of Programs and Services. “Not only does she ...read more...
Last night, for the first time in 47 years flying airplanes - from Piper Cub to A-7, from Prowler to JetStar, from Cessna 150 to Boeing 777 - for the first time ever, I (right photo Bob Giuda) felt uneasy as I pushed up the throttles as captain of a near-full Boeing 777 flying nonstop from Kuwait to Washington DC.
I felt uneasy as I flew over Iraq, with Israel and Gaza to the west, Iran to the east; then over Turkey, with Syria to the west and Ukraine to the east; then finally clear of that conflicted part of the world.
I felt uneasy because of a Russian-made SAM in the hands of lunatics who nonchalantly murdered 298 innocent civilians; uneasy because whether in an unsuspecting airliner or in a rural village; whether in tall buildings conducting world trade or nightclubs enjoying cocktails; whether praying to Jesus, or to Allah, or to whomever is the god of their choosing, fanatic ideologues, secular and religious, are pushing the world toward chaos.
I felt uneasy because the world is unquestionably much less safe today. America, once loved and, yes, feared for her Exceptionalism, is retreating from the necessary, if demanding, moral imperative of world leadership. The entire world once knew that if a rogue leader or nation violated a certain moral threshold, there would be very real and lasting consequences.I felt uneasy because America, by the choices of those blessed beyond measure with prosperity and freedom, is abandoning the moral high ground necessary to be the "shining city on the hill.” .....READ THE FULL OP-ED.....
The tentative start date for the Citizen’s Police Academy is September 30, 2014. Classes will be held once a week at the Goffstown Police Department and will last approximately ten weeks. This program is being offered free of charge, however, seating is limited. As such, Goffstown residents will be given first priority when enrolling. ....read more....
TILTON - 23 July 2014: My name is Mike LeClair. I am the Store Director of Tilton59, a 27 year employee. My wife Tracey I met at Market Basket 25 years ago when she worked in the courtesy booth and I was an assistant up front... I was 17. My family started at MB. This message is to all the people I work with at my store. To all my mentors (Mr. Davis) and to those who have taught me so much, (Mr. Foucher). I'm angry, I'm upset and to be blunt I'm pissed! No more fear... I've spent my entire life at Market Basket. I've worked hard... I've missed my kids’ sports games, their awards, their successes, I've missed family reunions, weddings, and yes funerals. I've been committed, I've done my job. I've got a lot of dents in my head over the years... I am obstinate... I speak up for what I feel is right for my store...my people... My customers. Hear me now... After dealing with the hired security of Felicia Thornton and Jim Gooch for the last two days and after reading their prepared statement and their words of "trust and acceptance are earned and cannot be demanded or imposed" .... I'm done, you ...read more...
Armand Provencher started his business in 1981, and since has been specializing in insurance restoration projects ever since.
Although we are well known for high quality value priced work, we are always available to provide a bid on what you would like to have done at your home or business.A. Provencher Service Company is the place to go. Please consider us for your home and business improvement projects.
CHARITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CRISPIN’S HOUSE AUGUST 16th
Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth announces its 12th Annual ONE-PITCH–SLOW-PITCH Double Elimination Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, beginning at 9:00 am at the Goffstown Junior Baseball Little League Fields, Route 114 (Mast Road), Goffstown. The teams are made up of a minimum of 10 players, but there may be any number of players on a team roster, male or female, young and old, serious or not too serious. Players must be at least 14 years old to play. The registration fee is $150.00 per team. Individual and team trophies will be awarded to the first and second place teams. Last year the participating sponsors, teams and players contributed a total of $4,800.00 for Crispin’s House programs. The tournament is ...read more...
Joseph Letourneau and Thomas Stevenson are Walk Heroes for the
Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai
GOFFSTOWN & WEARE, N.H. — Joseph Letourneau, 21, of Goffstown and Thomas Stevenson, 4, of Weare, have been named Walk Heroes for the 2014 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai.
Slated for Sunday, Sept. 21, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, a one-day fundraising event that raises the most money of any single-day walk in the nation, aims to raise more than $7.5 million in 2014. This year’s event will bring the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk’s 26-year fundraising total to more than $100 million.
As a Walk Hero, Letourneau and Stevenson will inspire an expected 8,500 participants, who will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic Boston Marathon® route to raise money for the Jimmy Fund for lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Letourneau was diagnosed with Histiocytosis in 1993 and is being treated at Dana-Farber, and Stevenson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2014 and is being treated at Dana-Farber.
The Walk Hero Program matches Dana-Farber patients with Walk teams, providing an ...read more...
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Manchester - 17 July 2014: July 17th Fisher Cats game. The Goffstown CERT team and some members of the Manchester, Bedford, and New Boston CERT teams got together and were given the honor of carrying out and unfurling the large American Flag for the national anthem. Unfortunately, the announcer only mentioned Goffstown and forgot to mention the other towns however, all were named in the welcome message on the big screen in center field. It was quite the honor and I would love to do it again said Goffstown CERT member, Richard Nadeau. The Fisher Cats pulled out the win over the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Affiliate) and then there were fireworks after the game.
On another front with Goffstown CERT, members of the team (Goffstown Community Emergency Response Team) cleaned up their adopted stretch of Tibbetts Hill Road on Saturday 21st June 2014. The team met up by the entrance of Mountain View Middle School and picked up trash and litter on both sides of the road from Lauren Lane to Plimpton Road. The team removed eleven bags of trash from the roadside.
Middle right image (L-R) Joyce Wilson, Butch Brodeur, Carmen Nadeau, Karen Heise, Karen Pratt, Rich Nadeau, Don Stroncer, David Roy, and CERT Director Helene Bureau (taking the photo), made up the team that assisted with the semiannual cleanup. (images provided by Richard Nadeau, Goffstown CERT)
SALISBURY, MD---Brian Sherman of Dunbarton, NH, was named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the spring 2014 semester.
At Salisbury University some 8,600 students in 43 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs pursue liberal arts and professional degrees. Located on the Eastern Shore 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 20 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, Salisbury is 2 ½ hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Norfolk, VA, and Wilmington, DE. SU is ranked among the nation’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Brian Sherman Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Brian Sherman of Dunbarton, N.H., was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor ... Spring 2014
WEARE, N.H., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Weare resident Bill Alleman has won a settlement in his civil suit alleging retaliatory prosecution on the part of the Weare Police Department. In July of 2011, Mr. Alleman was arrested for recording Officer Brandon Montplaisir with his mobile phone. A New Hampshire District Court judge dismissed the charges approximately four months later, noting that recording public officials is a right protected by the First Amendment. Alleman then sued the Weare Police Department for retaliatory prosecution, claiming that he was arrested and prosecuted for exercising his First Amendment rights in Alleman v. Montplaisir, et al. Federal Case No. 1:12-cv-00282-JL. On June 25, 2014, the town of Weare agreed to a settlement including a written apology from Weare Police Chief John D. Velleca.
In his apology, Chief Velleca said, "After reviewing your case and applicable case law, including the recent decision in Gericke v. Begin, we have concluded that your arrest... should not have ....read more....
|Weare: The Weare Food Pantry is holding an August event to help financially support the needs of families in the community. Their upcoming fundraiser is set for 15 August and held at the Weare Town Hall. A fun (age restricted 18 and over event) evening with Steven Coppola, Ace hypnotist is family friendly. Tickets are just $15 and seating is limited. Please visit the Weare Food Pantry on line for more information and send ticket request to email@example.com. |
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NEW BOSTON - 4 July 2014: New Boston celebrated it's 83rd Annual 4th of July parade rain or shine. Little shine was on tap and at times a period of showers visited the parade route. As you can see in our film production of this event, the rain did not deter attendance to this most favoured event in New Boston and by many from surrounding communities and afar.
Thomas Gagnon says he "drove up from Cape Cod, MA just for your July 4 celebration.....The whole town should be proud of themselves......even with the rain it was an awesome event....thanks to all"
Wanda Parrish posted on facebook that: "It was my first parade in New Boston And it was great , Thank you to all the people that worked so hard and did a wonderful job A great town and the kindest people." ....read more and view 391 still images....
Goffstown 2 July 2014: Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service announced to ALERTS, the first for Severe Thunderstorms and secondly, a Flash Flood Watch. While most people are making plans for the upcoming Holiday July 4th weekend and learning of a tropical storm winding into a possible hurricane coming to the New England Coast, it was no surprise a forecast for Severe Storms in our area was added to the thought process of just; what is the weekend going to be like?
At approximately 3:30pm, we posted the two WEATHER ALERTS above on GoffstownToday facebook, and within minutes, views of this post exceeded 400. Since we always check the Doppler radar for our area in these circumstances, we also wrote that the storms were about 45 miles southwest of our market of Goffstown, New Boston, Dunbarton and Weare and will be arriving shortly. And they did!
Reports began to come in near the 4:30pm mark for Emergency Alert Services as alarms, downed trees and power outages were reported widespread. Goffstown locations without power reached 928, of which were primarily focused along the Back Road area. Other outages began to show up in areas of Goffstown that were then affected with downed power lines due to trees coming down. At press time Goffstown outages were down to 179 locations. New Boston, Dunbarton and Weare experienced outages, however only in the single and double digits for locations in those communities. ...read more and view all images...
New Boston - 1 July 2014: The New Boston Recreation Summer Concert Series is off to a great start. On Tuesday evening, the Freese Brothers Big Band performed to a crowd of 250+ people. Probably one of the best summer evenings of weather were also upon the event with a slight breeze to take away some of the heat of the day.
Mike Sindoni, Chief Grill Master was at the helm of the grill cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for many concert goers. Mike, New Boston's Recreation Director was glad to see a big crowd on such a wonderful evening on the Town Common. "We really enjoy these events", said Mike. Minister, Reverend Robert "Woody" Woodland was cashiering at the Annual Strawberry festival table and tent. Woody was gracious for the crowd and there was plenty of shortcakes for everyone. The proceeds from sales go into the coffers of the Community Church of New Boston to help defray the cost of the evening performance. The Church holds a specific fund for musical events and the strawberry shortcake sales help in that way, said Woody. ....read more and view 90+ still images....
Goffstown - 30 June 2014: The 35th Annual David French Goffstown Gallop 2014 took place on Saturday 28th June with 140 registrations for the race. Last year, Phillip Shaw of Manchester took the win at the finish line in a time recorded at 27 minutes 22 seconds. Shaw was not registered for the event this year.
This year, Richie Spitgberg of Manchester came in at 28 minutes 11 seconds to win the overall best performance. Best in race in the female division was Mary Klene of Manchester with a time of 32 minutes 17 seconds with Goffstown's Deborah Slason coming in at 33 minutes 50 seconds.
Rick Whilhelmi, Director of Parks and Recreation in Goffstown aligned event runners along on Mast Street for the start of the race for the 8:30am start telling runners, "have so much fun it hurts". Once in place, Whilhelmi turned the top step of the ladder over to David French for the kick-off. French ensured mention that runners are out there with cars and to use caution during the race. ---read more for race results and mentions---
STATEWIDE courtesy of Ting Pen: Conduction of a study of auto insurance rates in New Hampshire was completed to determine how much costs varied by city in the state. Included in the analysis are costs from more than ten insurers, including the five largest in the state, across more than thirty five cities in the Granite State. Below are our findings, from the cheapest city at $827 to the most expensive at $1,140 per year. Where does your city fit among the rankings?
Cheapest Cities in New Hampshire
The places that made the cheapest list in New Hampshire were generally more sparsely populated areas located in the Merrimack and Grafton counties. On average, there were slightly less than 400 people living in each square mile in these towns, which lent itself to rates that were 8% lower than the state average. ---read the full article with links to other sites---
YMCA Allard Center Helps the Community Splash with Confidence
Goffstown, NH June 2014 – As swim season approaches, the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown encourages children and parents in the community to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y’s swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives.
“Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity for children and adults alike, and it’s an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and stamina,” said Anna-Lise Leblanc, aquatics coordinator and Tiger Sharks head coach, YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown. “The Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to swim and learn water safety practices. We want all swimmers to make their splash with confidence.”
As part of summer water safety, the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s safety. Following are safety tips to ....read more....
Summer Art Intensives for High School Students being offered
OPEN REGISTRATION- SUMMER ART INTENSIVES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
DURHAM, NH –The Museum of Art, UNH is pleased to offer community engagement opportunities in the visual arts with week-long summer art intensives sessions for high school students grades 9-12, during the weeks of July 21- July 25 and July 28 - August 1, 2014. The Museum is offering sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. At the end of each week, four studio receptions will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. – noon and 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, August 1, 2014 from 11a.m – noon and 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. These receptions will showcase students artwork completed throughout each week. The Museum of Art is located at the Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way.
The museum offers several art intensive sessions for high ....read more....
On August 2 and 3, 5,800 cyclists will ride up to 190 miles across Massachusetts in the Pan-Mass Challenge charity bike-a-thon. Now in its 35th year, the Pan-Mass Challenge is a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry and today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic event in the country. This year’s goal is to raise $40 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency as it contributes 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. This is the 12th year that the Boston Red Sox Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Pan-Mass Challenge.
Photo Credit: Drea | 13 Photography
Photo #1 (L-R): Billy Starr, PMC founder, Tanya Pinter (back left), Bruce Pinter (back right), Katelyn Pinter, 8 (front left), and Brianna Pinter, 10 (front right) - Photo #2 (L-R): Katelyn Pinter, 8, practicing her “Play Ball!” shout out with Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino
Goffstown - 15 June 2014: Reality and Emotion were on the table in making a decision to close the Villa Augustina School. "The ship we affectionately call the Villa is returning from her last voyage" is how the Villa Augustina School begins their facebook post following a meeting of the Board of Directors. "Beverly Broomhall, Villa Principal has done a tremendous job guiding the Villa through lots of stormy weather, and the Villa crew; the great faculty, staff and volunteers have done a great job keep sails mended, holes patched and taking such good care of the passengers - the beautiful little Saints" (via facebook).
Is the current economy a reason for a decision to close the school? Has the cost of the operation exceeded revenue expectations? It is very likely both are primarily responsible, that any business or non-profit entity realizes today; the cost of doing business is significantly increased because of heating fuel prices, salaries, families that lack the funds to pay for private education due to matters such as job loss or simply keeping the home budgets under control. What will happen to the Villa Ball fields? What will happen to the Villa property in full or in part? The 2013 property assessment is presently set at 1.83 million dollars holding slightly more than 31 acres. Without doubt, the property is considered high value and only time will tell what the future brings for 208 South Mast Street in Goffstown.
GoffstownToday.com was invited to the School on 25 April when the Students were treated to watching the movie "Frozen" with three special guests, including Miss New Hampshire Outstanding Teen, Miss Caroline Carter. "We were impressed with the fun and loving atmosphere of students, faculty and staff" says Wynne, Publisher of GoffstownToday.com. Jerri Stanford, Marketing Manager of GoffstownToday.com said "This is an amazing school in all that they do for their students".
During the 15 June Board of Directors meeting, the board came to the conclusion that it's time to shut down operations of the school. The Board voted to cease operation of the School effective June 30, 2014. "We will begin the process of what happens to this facility. The Religious of Jesus and Mary have the first option to "repurchase" the School/Facility. .....read the full story.....
New Boston NH (45 min video) - 14 June 2014: On a very comfortable cool cloudy morning in the beautiful quaint Village of New Boston, runners arrived early in preparation of the Annual 5k race dedicated to Dave Cram, the Kickoff to Summer 5k. All proceeds are provided to the New Boston Central School benefiting student programs and activities. About half the field were pre-registered for the event.
Volunteers worked tirelessly in processing over 50 registrations the morning of the race and ensuring preparations were in place for opening and closing ceremonies. As the 9am start approached, the crowd honored Dave Cram with a moment of silence and Veronica Iredale (right photo), a New Boston Central School student sang the national anthem to an anxious gathering of runners and onlookers making official the morning activities are ready to go.
Jill Garrity of New Boston came in 1st in the Womens Division and 3rd overall while David Beauley of New Boston was the 1st runner to cross the finish line. GoffstownToday.com interviewed both Jill and David at the conclusion of the race provided herein in our film production for .....read more and watch the video.....
Washington, DC / Goffstown - 12 June 2014: Renee Morrissette of Goffstown earns acceptance into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Morrissette is a 2012 Goffstown High School Graduate and will be a junior at Southern New Hampshire University in the double major program of English Language and Literature and English Education. Morrissette currently holds a 4.0 GPA. You may follow the NSCS on facebook.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day. ...read more...
Goffstown 11 June 2014 by Robbie Grady, CMSM Executive Director, Goffstown Main Street Program: Goffstown Main Street Program invites local artists to register for their annual Uncommon Art on the Common festival, August 2, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is in its 6th year, and brings buyers from across the region to the historic village setting. According to Robbie Grady, Executive Director, “We frequently have artists tell us this is their favorite show of the year, and our Art Team strives to make it a great experience for both artists and our guests.” The festival welcomes visual artists in a wide range of media, from paintings and prints, to pottery and glass. All artwork must be original to the artist displaying it. The festival takes place along Main Street in ...read more...
The EXPO is held at the Hillsborough County Youth Center, Hilldale Lane (Fairgrounds) on Route 13 in New Boston, NH. A great fun-filled family event. You don’t need a tractor to enjoy the antique tractors, watch the parade and view the antique equipment demonstrations. ...read more...
Able-bodied men from 16-80 take note
Take a step way back in time. As part of the Weare’s Old Home Day on August 23, 2014, the Weare 250th Committee is sponsoring a French and Indian War-era muster. We are looking for "able-bodied men from 16 to 80" who own flintlock weaponry to take part in this muster. An organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 7 pm to 8 pm, upstairs in the town office building (15 Flanders Memorial Rd). Please call 529-2102 for more information. This is a great opportunity for an historic reenactment. Be part of it!
New Boston Recreation Programs for 2013 - 2014
Friends of Recreation
New Boston Recreation depends upon its volunteers. If you have a few minutes that you can donate, please give us a call. All are welcome at our monthly meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
It would never be possible for us to offer all our programs without the help of our volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers; please give us a call if you would like to donate some time. Chaperones for dances, concession stand workers, coaches, team parents and scorekeepers.
Please feel free to call our Recreation Event Line at 487-5504, press 1 for Town Offices, press 4 for the Recreation Department, then press 3 for the Event Line. .....click here for programs.....