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Goffstown - 24 March 2017: Almost 60 of New Hampshire’s most money-savvy teenagers will compete for the title of NH FinLit300 State Champion when they meet at the Grappone Center in Concord April 11th. Organized by the New Hampshire Jump$tart Coalition, FInLit300 is a powerful educational opportunity that helps to teach teenagers in Grades 9-12 to be smart, responsible, and financially literate adults. The April 11th competition will be an exciting nine match elimination tournament using a game show/quiz bowl format. The Question Masters for the State Championship are Jeff Feingold, Editor of the NH Business Review; Marc Hebert of the Harbor Group, and Sean McDonald of WMUR-TV.
Nine teams compiled the top scores and earned the right to meet for the state crown after several weeks of study and on-line competition. Each member of the championship team will receive a crisp, new $100 bill. Additionally, the winning coach/coaches will receive free registration to the National Jump$tart Teacher Conference in November, 2017 in Washington, DC...... READ THE FULL STORY.....
Weare Age-Friendly Community Assessment
WEARE - 21 March 2017: In cooperation with the Southern N.H. Planning Commission (SNHPC), the town of Weare is hosting an information session to raise awareness of the needs of adult residents of all generations in Weare, from millennials to seniors, and examine opportunities for cross-generational synergies through a moderated discussion. The discussion will be held Thursday, April 6, from 9:30-11:30am at the Weare Public Library, 10 Paige Memorial Lane. A delicious brunch and beverages will be available, provided courtesy of AARP.
Representatives from town departments, school offices, senior housing organizations, youth groups, churches, civic organizations, health providers, and recreational organizations are all encouraged to attend, and all are welcome.
The discussion will be led by Commission staff. They are doing similar sessions at all of the communities in their region. This allows them to better assess age-friendly opportunities and issues regarding housing and zoning, transportation and accessibility, recreational space, social/civic engagement, community communication and support, and business and economic development.
Please R.S.V.P. by March 31 by calling Michael Sullivan, Director, Weare Public Library, at 529-2044, or by sending email to [email protected]
If you can’t make the meeting but would like to provide input to our resident survey, please participate in our age-friendly resident survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BecomingAgeFriendly
“Murder Is A Game” - A Dinner Theatre Presentation by The Majestic Theatre.”
About the show: A Murder Mystery by Fred Carmichael.
Laughter, suspense, intriguing characters, sparkling dialogue, plot twists and irresistible mystery are all here. A successful, married mystery writing team has dried up so their publisher gives them an anniversary present of a weekend in an old mansion built for a movie set and peoples it with hired characters unknown to each other to act out a murder plot. The couple, Sloan and Toby Bigelow, delight in the game and solve the fake murder but then there is a real murder and further hilarious plot twists. The actors all have delightful opportunities to act as imaginary people and then themselves during this sophisticated, laugh filled mystery evening.
Majestic’s production is directed by Kelsey Domeny of Londonderry, and stars: Michael Domeny of Londonderry, Mitch Fortier of Manchester, Mary Fraser of Derry, Caity Glover of Manchester, Cady Hickman of Merrimack, Jessi Pepper Nappo of Derry, Melanie Rodrigue of Nashua, and Mike Wood of Litchfield.
All inclusive dinner theatre on March 31 & April 1 at 7:00pm and on April 2 at 1:30pm. $42.00 Friday/Saturday and $38.00 Sunday.
All performances will be held at The Executive Court Banquet Facility located at 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester.
Advance reservations are required 24 hours minimum. Limited tickets available up to 3 hours prior to event start. Parties wishing to sit together are encouraged to reserve together.
The Majestic is a non-profit NH community arts organization. Visit www.majestictheatre.net for more information.
Goffstown, NH: (March 9, 2017) Hundreds of area young people will soon be able to enjoy a safe and healthy place they can call their own, thanks to a major project currently under construction at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown.
“We’re excited about the progress of our new Center for Youth and Teen Leadership,” says Bob McKenney, Branch Director at YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown. “We expect to have programs in place for the late spring and then be fully operational for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.”
The new Center-which will be housed at the YMCA- will provide a broad spectrum of services and programs aimed at area youth said Mr. McKenney. They include:
· Leadership development, training, college and career support
· Healthy lifestyles
· Academic support, tutoring services and mentoring
· Positive peer interactions
Educational and exercise programs will be also be offered and the Center will serve as a meeting place for the Teen Leaders Club and other groups.
During school hours, the Center will serve a dual purpose by serving a site for many of the Y’s Life Long Wellness Programs, which are aimed at active older adults. Mr. McKenney added that another exciting component of the center would be multi-generational offerings in which teens collaborate.... READ THE FULL STORY
Hopkinton Town Band is Seeking New Members
Do you play a wind instrument? Did you ever play a wind instrument? If so the Hopkinton Town Band wants YOU! The Hopkinton Town Band is a volunteer community band comprised of musicians of all ability levels from beginners to experts, ranging in age from teens to 80s.
The band learns and performs a wide variety of music under the baton of conductor Jim Wojewoda, including marches, show tunes, big band arrangements, and classics. The emphasis is fun and camaraderie. There are no competitions and no auditions, just lots of music-making and good times.
The first rehearsal of the 2017 Hopkinton Town Band season is 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 8 at the Maple Street School in Hopkinton, and the band rehearses every Wednesday evening until the concert season begins with Memorial Day festivities and then Wednesday evening summer bandstand concerts.
Please dust off your horn and join us! For more information, contact band managers, Lucy Gaskill and Melissa Mandrell, at [email protected]
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE AWARDED PACESETTER 40 HONOR BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
Financial Security Company Recognizes Representative for Excellence
MANCHESTER, NH, FEBRUARY 14, 2016 – Casey George of Weare, NH was awarded the PACESETTER 40 award during the 2017 Annual Meeting of Financial Representatives of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI.
Pacesetter 40 honors Financial Representatives who sell 40 life policies during their first six months in the business.
George recently joined Northwestern Mutual of Manchester, which provides expert guidance and innovative solutions for a variety of needs and goals. Northwestern Mutual in Manchester, is part of Northwestern Mutual Northern New England office in Manchester.
Goffstown: 9 February 2017
On Wednesday February 8, 2017 at about 4:33pm, the Citizen’s Bank located at 11 Church St reported a robbery where a male passed the teller a note, demanding cash. No weapon was shown and the male suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
Following an active investigation with great help from both our media and community partners, a suspect was quickly identified as:
Robert A. Ruggiero – 11/11/93 (23)
New Boston, NH
Ruggiero was taken into custody within five hours of the time of the call and charged with one count of Robbery, a Class B Felony and has held on $10,000.00 Cash Only Bail. He will be arraigned in the 9th Circuit District Court – Goffstown on Thursday, February 09, 2017. VIEW BANK SURVEILLANCE IMAGES
The Goffstown School Board is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Cornerstone and Dream Keeper Awards.
6 February 2017: The Cornerstone Award is presented by the Goffstown School District to recognize a staff or community member working within our schools who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in support of student learning.
The Goffstown School District seeks to recognize individuals whose service has been truly outstanding to the overall educational climate of the school district and who exhibits commitment, good human relations skills, loyalty, dedication and good organizational and work habits.
2017 Cornerstone Award winners:
Mrs. Valerie Oljey (above photo) – Guidance Counselor at Maple Avenue Elementary School
Mr. Armand Paquin – Custodian/Maintenance at Goffstown High School
What is the Dream Keeper Award?
The Dream Keeper Award is presented by the Goffstown School District to recognize people or organizations that truly have gone the extra mile to make the Goffstown dream of providing a superior education a reality.
The Goffstown School Board has established the Dream Keeper Award to recognize exceptional service to our school district.
2017 Dream Keeper Award winner: Dolores Siik – International Exchange Student Program Coordinator
Goffstown, N.H. – The Goffstown Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy will host a Grand Reopening event on Saturday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the completion of a renovation project that brought a wide variety of new products and services to the store.
The supermarket now offers made-to-order foods such as stir fry and other from-the-grill offerings, along with handcrafted sandwiches and in-store produced Paninis. Customers can eat at the store's new Wi-Fi equipped café or take the food home for an easy meal.
"Shoppers will find many new healthy and affordable products here in Goffstown, including 175 additional organic and natural items," said Store Manager Carl Provencher. "The entire supermarket has a fresh look. We hope the whole community will come celebrate with us and see all that their Goffstown Hannaford has to offer." ....READ THE FULL STORY & FIND OUT MORE about GIVEAWAYS....
Goffstown Police arrest motor vehicle operator for DWI and conduct after an accident
GOFFSTOWN 28 January 2017 (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO): In the late afternoon on 24 January 2017, Goffstown Police and Emergency Services personnel responded to a report of erratic operation of a motor vehicle which caused damage to property. As Goffstown Police investigated the accident and apparent locations of where the vehicle traversed it was found the operator traveled an additional seven tenths of a mile beyond Wallace Road and drove into a field across from the former Villa Augustina School along Mast Road. Reports also indicate the operator of this plow truck began with hitting an automobile along Main Street in the Village of which his snow plow came in contact with, and then continued on Mast Road toward the Wallace Road Round-a-Bout. The truck also came in contact with the Round-a-Bout and took down a few traffic signs.
Taken into custody was Mark Capps, 31 of Goffstown. Capps' arraignment will be on 2 February in the Goffstown District Court. He is charged with driving while intoxicated and conduct after an accident. Capps was released on Personal Recognizance Bail.
A motorist (name withheld by request) who witnessed the accident first hand as the truck was travelling over the front yard of the property tells us; I was the first coming from Wallace into the roundabout when he literally got air over the roundabout median and landed in this yard! I had her yard sprayed onto my car! I can't believe no one was hurt!!! He almost took my head off! Such a close call!!! And then he took off through two more yards!
...READ THE FULL STORY and watch the VIDEO http://www.goffstowntoday.com/dwi-pink-house-damage
STATEWIDE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PROCESSING INTERRUPTION DURING FEBRUARY
GOFFSTOWN - NEW BOSTON - DUNBARTON - WEARE: (courtesy of Goffstown Town Clerk) The Town Clerk encourages residents with motor vehicle registrations due during the month of February to complete their transactions by Thursday, February 16th to avoid processing delays and inconvenience.
The State of NH Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) has announced implementation of the new driver licensing system (VISION) during the month of February. During the implementation of the new system there will be a period of time when the State’s DMV computer system will be unavailable statewide.
An implementation schedule has been planned around the February 20th, the President’s Day holiday weekend. Beginning, Friday, February 17th the Town Clerk’s Office will be subject to limited motor vehicle registration processing according to DMV .....READ MORE.....
Presenting the John Stark Scenic Byway
Michael Sullivan, Director, Weare Public Library
History, geography, and culture meet up on the “General John Stark Scenic Byway”, a presentation by David Pierce, Chair of the Stark Scenic Byway Council, at the Weare Public Library on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to come learn about this community resource and how it affects the life and business climate of the region.
The General John Stark Scenic Byway, established in 2009, is a 34-mile loop through the New Hampshire towns of Dunbarton, Weare, New Boston and Goffstown. The route is on portions of.... READ THE FULL STORY.....
A healthy celebration!
The Granite YMCA holds 2016 annual meeting, recognizes and thanks key volunteers and supporters
Manchester, NH: (January 9, 2017) More than 150 volunteers, community supporters, donors and employees gathered in December to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of The Granite YMCA over the past year.
“Our annual meeting is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year, thank and recognize the many who helped support the Y’s mission, and share our vision for the future,” said Hal Jordan, President and CEO of The Granite YMCA. Among the many highlights of the event were special awards given to key volunteers, employees and organizations. Those recognized included:
Youth award: Catherine Johnston
As a member of the YMCA of Downtown Manchester’s Leader’s Club for four years, Catherine is serving as the club’s President this year. During her time at the YMCA, she has also volunteered in a number of areas including child care, camp and sports. Catherine is deserving of this award for her commitment to the Y’s cause and her hands-on efforts with the Leader’s Club. Beyond her strong support for Teen Leaders Rallies which have helped boost attendee numbers, she deserves this award for the way she welcomes new members and her uncanny ability to become friends with even the shyest teen within minutes. She is able to encourage people to break out of their shell and challenge their comfort zones. “Catherine is a shining example of what it means to be a leader,” said Mr. Jordan.
Volunteer of the year: Dr. John Lombardi
As a board volunteer for over 12 years, Dr. Lombardi has been.... READ THE FULL STORY with Additional photograph.....
Pianist Lauren Hood
Named Musician of the Month
At Manchester Community Music School
Manchester, NH – The Manchester Community Music School (MCMS) would like to congratulate Lauren Hood on being named MCMS Musician of the Month for January. Lauren is a 13 years old, home school student from Bedford, NH. She’s been a student at the Music School for the last seven years and has been studying piano with Terry Barton, for the last six years.
“Lauren takes everything I tell her to heart”, commented Lauren’s piano teacher Terry Barton. “She has made so much progress reading music and works very hard for every achievement.”
When asked why she chose the piano, Lauren stated, “I needed structure in my schedule, and I thought practicing piano would help. I like how the piano can create a lot of different sounds. Playing has helped me get out of my comfort zone, especially with recitals!”
The Manchester Community Music School is dedicated to providing high-quality music education and performance opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. For more information about the Music School visit the website at www.mcmusicschool.org or call the Music School office at 603-644-4548.
GOFFSTOWN — On December 17, 2016, at approximately 6:30pm: The Goffstown Police Department responded to the area of Edmond St for a burglary in progress call. Once officers arrived on scene they found the homeowner had detained the suspected burglar. After a brief investigation at the scene officers arrested:
Patella was also in possession of burglary tools at the time of his arrest. Patella was charged with Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools. He is being held on $50,000 Cash Bail at the Hillsborough County House of Correction. He will be arraigned on Monday December 19, 2016 at the Ninth Circuit – District Court in Goffstown.
Meghan Theriault from the Town of Goffstown Department of Public Works was on site providing help with going through a days worth of trash to help students identify contents that should belong in recycling. More trash was brought in to accommodate the afternoon session. Theriault states the Town of Goffstown does generate a profit from recycling, however recycling has been dropping within the community in recent years.
In an effort to improve recycling, starting with children could benefit from the knowledge they have learned today and share with family members says, Theriault.
Suzanne Pryszka, Maple Avenue Elementary School Principal in coordinating efforts going through a days worth of trash worked with the Northeast Resource Recovery Association to help students understand what can be recycled. "We are helping them get their hands dirty" said Pryszka as students placed trash in proper single stream recycling bins.
Many thanks to Goffstown Television for producing this video production. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
"An hour later they safely stumbled into a cluster of chromatic light. Georgie wondered if she had fallen under some kind of enchantment….Surrounding the church were hundreds of colorful star-shaped lanterns hanging off white-blossomed frangipani trees. Georgie stood frozen in place, overwhelmed by the feeling that she had entered a secret village of wood sprites."
Goffstown and New Boston Church Choirs performance Christmas Cantata Dec. 17
The Community Church of New Boston Choir, together with the Hillside Methodist Church Choir of Goffstown and under the direction of Samantha Hershey Gorton, invite you to their Christmas Cantata performance, "Joy!, A Gospel Christmas Celebration." Joy! tells the story of Christ’s birth through choral anthems in a variety of styles including upbeat blues-gospel numbers, ballads, and a calypso tune. Scripture verses partnered with personal stories bring a heartwarming element to the performance.
Mark your calendar for December 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Church of New Boston.This event is free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. Fellowship and refreshments will be shared following the performance!
Goffstown youth awarded youth chronic conditions awareness honor
CONCORD - A Goffstown youth was recently honored as a "Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent" at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Emily Pepino, of Goffstown, was nominated by School Nurse Jennifer Franz, RN for her spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions. She wrote in her nomination:
“Emily was diagnosed with CRPS at the age of 11. She advocated at the NH State House for awareness for the condition and participated in the NSTAR walk for Boston Childrens Hospital for two years, raising money for research. The first year she was made a “miracle maker” for raising over the limit she was required to raise. Emily’s dream is to become a nurse practitioner so she can help children and adults like her. She has a great deal of empathy and understanding of others with chronic health conditions and wants to make a difference in this world.”
Each year the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions honors several children and youths. Most are nominated from school nurses and other professionals that engage regularly with children with serious health care issues.
Free Holiday Concert
Featuring Local Firefighter/Jazz Pianist Craig Fahey
106 Lowell Street
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Manchester, NH – The Manchester Community Music School is thrilled to present Jazz Pianist and faculty member Craig Fahey, as part of the Music’s on the Menu Free Concert Series. This concert will take place at Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm.
Bring your lunch and come and enjoy some fabulous holiday favorites, as Mr. Fahey performs jazzy impressions of the Charlie Brown Christmas, Carol of the Bells, My Favorite Things, as well as other seasonal classics. In addition to his musical pursuits, Mr. Fahey is also a local firefighter/AMET in Bedford and New Boston, NH.
The Music’s on the Menu Concert Series is sponsored by Manchester Community Music School, Grace Episcopal Church, Smyth Trust, New Hampshire State Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about the Manchester Community Music School visit the website at www.mcmusicschool.org or call the Music School office at 603-644-4548.
NEW BOSTON - Fred Marple presents humorous Guide to New England, Dec. 3 in New Boston
The Community Church of New Boston presents Yankee humorist Fred Marple’s “Guide to New England (for Locals and People from Away)” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm as a benefit for the church Helping Hand Fund.
“The Guide to New England is a look at the way we Yankees dress, eat, talk, and behave,” says Fred Marple. “There are a lot of things that seem to confuse outsiders, and even make us scratch our own heads at time.
Fred will explain life in a small town where everyone knows your business--often before you do--and the people who live in those towns, from the cheapskate native to the affluent transplant. He’ll discuss Yankee food--including why we think baked beans and vegetables boiled with a piece of corned beef are examples of haute cuisine--and he’ll examine Yankee fashion, from the ever-present flannel to rummage sale ensembles. He’ll discuss our love affair with old houses, which persists despite bats in the attic and wiring possibly .....READ MORE and RESERVE YOUR SEAT....
“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.”
This statement fiercely applies to an amazing group of cheerleaders and teen buddies from the Manchester Eagles Organization. From a team that started with only 1 Challenger athlete who ended up being placed on another team due to not being enough to make a team, the Challengers team has grown to include 7 cheerleaders (disabilities that include Canavan Disease, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis and on), and 7 awesome teenagers that buddy up with the Challengers. Smiles and laughter, hugs and giggles, this team has a heart like nothing experienced before.
The Manchester Eagles Challengers team is the first ever New Hampshire Pop Warner challengers program, and the first challengers team to represent New Hampshire Pop Warner at the .....PLEASE READ THE FULL STORY and view more still IMAGES.....
THE GRANITE YMCA OPENS ITS DOORS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY
Free Weekend of Fun November 23-27
Manchester, NH- (November 14, 2016) The Granite YMCA strives to enhance the quality of life in the surrounding communities by helping individuals, children, and families improve their health and well-being. From Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27, The Granite YMCA will open its doors for facility members to bring guests for a free weekend of fun. Community and non-members are invited to use any of the five locations of The Granite YMCA by contributing a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to the Y Reach Out for Youth and Families Program.
The Granite YMCA locations include:
The YMCA of Strafford County, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.332.7334.
The YMCA of the Seacoast, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, NH. For more information, stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.431.2334.
The YMCA of Greater Londonderry, 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.437.9622.
The YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.623.3558.
The YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown, 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.497.4663
At the community open house, guests will be able to enjoy group.....READ MORE....
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Mast / Wallace Road Round-a-Bout
12 November 2016
The committee that decided to build the R 114 rotary in Goffstown should be ashamed of themselves.
The Rotary is a nuisance and inconveniences 100’s if not 1000’s of commuters daily.
I consider its construction an act of negligence by the town and it should be removed immediately
and replaced with a traffic light. It is 2016 , NO ONE with a Civil Engineering Degree would ever would
suggest building a rotary in this day and age.
Mr. Albert Della Volpe32 year resident of Weare NH
Franklin Opera House Entertainment
Festival of Trees 2 - 4 December 2016
Kick start the Holiday Season at the Historic Franklin Opera House by attending the Festival of Trees (2 - 4 December) fundraising event that supports our mission to be the resource for distinctive, quality arts, entertainment and enrichment for all members of the Franklin Community and surrounding areas.
If you’ve never visited The Franklin Opera House take advantage of this opportunity to experience the majestic ambiance of the theater. For the festival, the Opera house will be energized with Holiday Spirit and jam-packed with dazzling full size and table top Christmas trees, magnificent wreaths, festive gift baskets and other items of the Christmas mode. All items are generously donated by local individuals, families, businesses and organizations. There will be entertainment for your enjoyment as you view the raffle Sinatra!
Sunday 4 December, 10am - 2pm ~ Entertainment:
Amanda McCarthy, Award winning, multi genre singer/songwriter, 12pm. .....READ MORE and review other performances scheduled.....
Silver Birch 4H Club of Dunbarton member achievements and officers sworn in
DUNBARTON - October 14th Silver Birch 4H Club of Dunbarton met to recognize member achievements and acknowledge leaders and the number of years they have been in the club. New members were welcomed and this year’s officers were sworn in.
Officers sworn in were: President Elizabeth Hanson Vice President
Lydia Ohman, Secretary Fallon Labrecque, Treasurer Rebecca Klements,
and Reporters Nicole Bullis and Montana Pouliot.
Pictured are Elizabeth Hanson, Lydia Ohman, Fallon Labrecque, Rebecca Klements, and Nicole Bullis. Missing is Montana Pouliot, and David West who serves on the board of directors for the 4-H Foundation of Merrimack County.
Goffstown Police were dispatched to the area and spoke to several students on the bus who witnessed what they described as a pant less male subject operating a vehicle. The vehicle was last seen turning onto Saint Anselm Drive from Route 114 Bypass while the bus, from different community turned onto Shirley Hill Road.
Goffstown Police were able to locate the vehicle and the operator and are continuing their investigation. At this point, the staff from the visiting school and the Goffstown SAU is aware of the incident. Anyone with information regarding this is asked to call the Goffstown Police Department at (603) 497-4858.
Indecent Exposure Arrest
Goffstown – In response to the September 19th, 2016 Indecent Exposure incident, a thorough investigation was conducted that led to an arrest warrant being issued on September 30th, 2016 for:
21 Years Old
Mr. Dube was arrested by the Goffstown Police Department on October 17th, 2016 and was held on $5,000.00 Cash Bail with a Probable Cause Hearing set for October 27th, 2016 at the 9th Circuit District Court – Goffstown.
Mr. Dube was charged with Indecent Exposure, a Class B Felony.