PRESS RELEASE - 20 May 2013: God is moving in mighty ways at GCF, and we just wanted to take a moment to share some of exciting changes that are happening here!
On Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am we now offer an Intergenerational Church service that includes: great music; weekly communion; practical, Biblical teaching that is relevant to your life today; and a children’s message that ties in with the adult sermon.
Hospitality and fellowship begin at 9:30am. The coffee is always hot, and breakfast treats are available when you arrive. You can check out what’s happening as announcements, and pictures of fellowship events and the children from In HIS Steps (our preschool & Kindergarten ministry) scroll on the “big screen.” We’ve tried to create a more comfortable atmosphere by providing tables throughout the church for those who prefer a more “café feel” or for those families who have children who may enjoy coloring, ....continue reading....
Goffstown - 21 May 2013: Last week someone told us that we do great things for Goffstown. We’re always glad to hear that --- after all, our volunteers work extraordinarily hard to perform the tasks needed to make our program work.
Within our group, it takes terrific volunteers, and we sure have them. We’re sad to report that we lost one of our longest serving volunteers in the past month. Eleanor Porritt was on the original steering committee that helped form our organization. She worked diligently with her friend Barbara Mace and the late Elizabeth Merrill to compile data on the history of our district for the NH Main Street application. But more than that, Eleanor worked on our Design Team helping us learn about our buildings and ensuring they continue to look good and function well. We were never in doubt about what her opinion was! She will be sorely missed.We love it when new volunteers step up into a leadership role, and we’re pleased to report two ....continue reading....
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.
Dear Goffstown School Board
I am writing in regards to the announcement to bring forward Wendy Hastings as principal of Mountain View Middle School.
Why was this announcement made? Are you trying to make those on the GSB feel badly about voting in the negative for this person? Why did you make an announcement without bringing forward three candidates before the entire board? That was supposed to be the process according to the discussion at the last board meeting. Why did you allow Stacy Buckley to deviate from that process? Where is representative form of government if sub-committees make the final decision and only come to the board for a rubber-stamp "yea" vote?
I do not know Wendy Hastings and feel really badly for her that I need to write this letter in order to bring Stacy Buckley's incompetence to the fore once again.
"Goffstown School Board Watch"
Where Public Comment is Always Open
Press Release from Friends of the Goffstown Public Library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Giant Book Sale Saturday June 1
Goffstown, New Hampshire (17 May 2013) – The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library will conduct a huge book sale on Saturday, 1 June on the lawn of the Goffstown Library from 8am to 3pm in order to support our local library. Books of all types, styles and genres from antique to new releases will be available for only a small donation to support the library.
This book sale will have more books to offer than in previous events due to overwhelming public support. The tables of books will be set up on the lawn of the Goffstown Library located at 2 High Street in Goffstown. In the event of bad weather, the book sale would be .....read more.....
Alert -- an education bill that needs to be squashed! SB 48 will be exec'd Tuesday, May 21st by the House Educ Comm. This is the bill we warned you to watch.
SB 48 will allow public schools to assess your child's "dispositions" as well as his/her skills, knowledge, and other data points. Dispositions refer to attitudes and behavior. So which attitudes and behaviors will be included in public school children's records and how will that information be used? This is very disturbing and not appropriate in a student's academic record. This information is also available to any government agency and even corporations. **The amendment does not remove "dispositions" from the bill.**
There is .....read more.....
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The Four Corners of the Sky (Adult Fiction) is master storyteller Michael Malone's novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. With a valid library card, this is your opportunity to join readers locally & all over the world in reading the same ebook.
Robo-flies (Science News)
Harvard engineers have created flying robots the size of mosquitoes. They are too small to have on-board power or controls; they're driven by external electric fields. They were designed as a way of studying the flight of insects.
Small movie (Discover Magazine)
IBM is famous for computers and office equipment, but they also do nano-tech. They have produced a very short cartoon. Each frame is taken through a scanning tunneling microscope. The dots that make up the picture are carbon monoxide molecules on a sheet of copper. Carbon monoxide molecules have only two atoms each, so each dot is essentially the size of an atom.
Jamestown horror (Science News)
In Jamestown, Virginia, in the winter of 1609 - 1610, there was a terrible famine. Records tell of eating the dead ....continue reading....
GOFFSTOWN MAIN STREET PROGRAM - got clutter? (Read the May E-News from GMSP)
Plan to sell it at our community yard sale, June 1st, aka Clean Out Your Old Home Day. Booth space is still available, click on yard sale at www.goffstownmainstreet.org. Looking to buy? Booths open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make a purchase at the GMPS booth, and get a free tote bag to haul your loot home.
Don't have enough to sell, but still need to weed out? Donate your treasures to GMSP. We're collecting donated items 5/18 from 10 to noon, 5/23 from 4-6 p.m., 5/25 8 - 10 a.m., and 5/30 from 5-7 p.m. Stop by the GAP building (green depot next to Town Hall) and deliver. Sorry, we cannot accept weapons, clothing, or upholstered furniture. For info, call the office, 497-9933.
By Steve Pouliot - FanViewPoint.com - 14 May 2013: Wait…what?!?
The Boston Bruins have caused cardiac problems all over the Northeast with a thrilling, impossible-dream, never-say-die win in OT in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The B’s were down 4-1 at 9:18 of the third when Nathan Horton started CPR on the Black-and-Gold. Tuukka Rask heads for the bench with 2 minutes remaining. With just over a minute-20 left, Milan Lucic potted another to make it 4-3. Maybe… You could sense the momentum-which had been all Leafs since Game 5-shifting. The B’s best all-around player Patrice Bergeron sent the Garden crowd into delirium with 51 seconds left with a 40-foot slapper to tie it. Insanity. ....continue reading....
NEW BOSTON: The New Boston Farmers Market will be open for the 2013 season on Saturday, June 15. The market runs every Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon, June 15- Oct. 19.
Come down to the common and enjoy the live music as you eat your breakfast/snack/lunch from the New Boston Farmers Market. The market is a weekly community event from June through October featuring fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted goods, grass fed meat, yarn/wool, dog treats, kettle korn, and more.
New Boston - 10 May 2013 courtesy, Dan Rothman, New Boston Historical Society: The weather was kind to us today as 500 students from the Central School visited the Civil War encampment.
The Historical Society thanks the Artillery, Infantry and Cavalry re-enactors. Each had to tell their stories 24 times between 8AM-2PM! You may view more photographs here.
We don't know how many volunteers will survive Saturday's weather and we hope to find out how waterproof wool uniforms really are. Please stop by the ballfield behind Town Hall and visit us. If rain showers do persist, the Historical Society building will be warm and dry. The Civil War exhibit will be open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday. (left - New Boston Historical Society Image, all rights reserved) (CLICK HERE FOR THE SATURDAY & SUNDAY SCHEDULE)
Letter to the Editor 10 May 2013: Here's hoping that the town of Goffstown will have the repaving of Rte 13 South on the agenda this year It is one of the most traveled roads for many people to get to work and other errands.
I have noticed what a nice job that is on Locust Hill, and I agree that other secondary roads needed paving; but what about Rte 13 South? that is a main road!
Many cars have had their suspensions ruined from the potholes this last season.
From One of the Many travelers of Rte 13 so.
If you don’t think that State Government should grow at 5% a year while the economy is growing at 2% a year, resulting in a two-year 10.2% increase in state spending, $263 million in new taxes, $31 million in revenue overestimates, $7 million in cost downshifting to local property tax payers, the Governor raiding dedicated funds, and continued diversion of Highway Trust Funds away from the repair and construction of roads and bridges, ask your New Hampshire Democrat state representative the reason he or she does.
Not one Republican House member voted to return to the days of irresponsible, double-digit budget increases and accounting gimmicks, but 99% of voting Democrat representatives supported a budget that does just that.
The budget is explained here: .....continue reading.....
Kohl’s Gives Back at YMCA Allard Center as Part of National Volunteer Week and Earth Day
Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ymcafun
(Images: Children enrolled in the YMCA Allard Center’s School’s Out Program are assisted by Kohl’s employees while planting flowers at the entrance of the facility.)
Can you "Grow a Row" for the Goffstown Network Food Pantry?
GOFFSTOWN - 7 May 2013: The Goffstown Network Food Pantry is continuing their excellent Grow a Row program this year and the library is supporting the project as much as possible. The pantry is inviting all gardeners to plant an extra row of vegetables to be donated to help a neighbor in need. While about 35 local farmers have always generously donated parts of their annual harvest, the food pantry is hoping to increase the amount of fresh produce available to pantry visitors. ....READ MORE..... - ....READ PAGES STORY, Goffstown Library monthly Newsletter....
Goffstown - 6 May 2013: Officer Jacqueline Pelletier who left the Dunbarton Police is now a Patrol Officer with the Goffstown Police Department.
She was sworn in last night at the Goffstown Town Hall.
Photo courtesy of the Dunbarton Police Department.
Inside GHS "A Day of Silence", one of many participating schools, by Samantha Ainsworth and Hannah Evelyn Jore HEJ - 6 May 2013:
The Best Sound is Silence
Around GHS many students decided to participate in the Day of Silence on April 19th. Matt Abbott describes the day of silence as “a day in which students participate by being silent throughout the day to show their support for and recognition of those that are 'silent' every day. Generally this is done to show support and recognize LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) people, but can be used as a day to recognize anyone that is silenced. ” A holiday nationwide, Goffstown was only one of many high schools to participate.
Most students around the school participated in the day to back-up the LGBTQ society. A way to show support to the ones who have to stay silent, one example is ....continue reading....
Welcome Michael MacDonald to the Board of Directors
Crispin's House is excited to announce our newest Board Member, Mike MacDonald. Mike brings great ideas and positive energy to our Board, with a caring heart dedicated to the youth of the communities we serve. We look forward to his leadership and ideas as he helps to steer our Mission. Here's more about Mike, in his own words:
"My wife Donna and I have been residents of Goffstown since 1986. I am a native of Manchester and a graduate of St. Anselm College, and have an MBA from New Hampshire College (SNHU). Our two children Cara and Tom have been through the Goffstown School system and are both graduates of Providence College. I have coached at Goffstown Junior Baseball and Parks and Recreation and am a member of the St. Lawrence Long Range Planning Committee. I completed a 31 year sales career with Altria Distribution Group in 2012 and was a Senior Account Manager when I retired."
(via newsletter - Please click here to read the entire Crispin's House newsletter)
The ADA accessible playground for ages 4-12 years of age, will allow for holistic development by providing elements to encourage creative play and physical health. YMCA Allard Center Branch Director Michele Sheppard expressed her excitement to share the playground plans with the public at the upcoming Healthy Kids Day free event on April 27 and at the summer camp open house on June 2.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national non-profit .....continue reading.....
Earlier in the day the musket firing by the Sons Of The American Revolution on the commons was held in honor of General John Stark and his son, Caleb, then a visit to the Molly Stark House was in order.
Upon entering the house, and as the men hung their hats on the pegs at the side door, anyone would immediately be taken back in time and a history lesson is suddenly upon you. From my vantage point, I could only imagine what it was like to live in such an era and such a home, as the Molly Stark House, true historians and descendants dressed in authentic period costumes. ....continue reading, watch the video and view 33 still images.....
New Boston - 22 April 2013: The New Boston Farmers Market is gearing up for the 2013 season! We are diligently gathering new and returning vendors, musicians, and guest artists. The market will run June 15- October 19, Saturdays from 9 am- 12 noon, on the New Boston Town Common.
In honor of the Town of New Boston's 250th anniversary, the farmers market would like to highlight the community groups and businesses of New Boston. If your community group and/or business is based in New Boston, we invite you to have a space/table for one market. You may use the space to highlight your group/business's mission/products/services.
We are also looking for more musicians for the market. Please contact the market manager, Karina Bertrand, at
By Don Larson - 15 Apriil 2013: On Sunday, April 14th at Noon, The President General of the Sons of the American Revolution, Stephen Leishman and Robert Walsh, State President of the New Hampshire Society Sons Of The American Revolution laid a wreath at the statue of Major Caleb Stark on the Dunbarton town common followed by a musket salute.
Following the ceremony a luncheon was held at the Molly Stark House where the Swearing-in of NHSSAR 2013-2014 Officers by Stephen Leishman, President General.
(Don Larsen images - view more images here)
The New Boston Recreation’s summer camp is getting ready to go for another fun filled 8 weeks starting July 1, 2013
Camp Coolio is located at the White Buildings Mondays—Fridays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm ~ NEW HOURS!!!
Register for the DAY or WEEK!
We have an experienced & excited staff ready for kids age 6-12
Camp Director: Katie Livolsi
Learning experiences through play while at a fun filled safe environment for kids
So here is the scoop! Our summer "Camp Coolio" program starts on Monday, July 1st. We have ....continue reading....