Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Money from the third annual event will benefit the Molly Fund.
The Rowlee family wasn't originally sure what to expect when Boston Bruins legend and local surfer Kenny Linseman proposed a charity hockey game in their daughter's memory, although it quickly became clear they scored a monumental partnership to aid them in a heartbreaking goal. Linseman, a longtime friend of the Hampton family, proposed Buck and Meighan Rowlee assemble a team three years ago to face off against Bruins alumni during a charity exhibition for the Molly Fund, a nonprofit created in honor of Molly Rowlee, who succumbed to cancer at the age of five in 2009. Meighan said she was "blown away" by the thousands of supporters during the first match in 2010, which is why she expects the 3rd annual "Surfers vs. Bruins Alumni" game to …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Relive some of best moments caught on film this year.
We absolutely love videos, and based on some of our back-end statistics, so do you. So, to celebrate some of this year's wonderful moments in news cinema, we've compiled a "Top 5 Videos of 2011" list, and slapped some honorable mentions at the end for good measure. Have fun scrolling through the videos, some of which highlight big stories, while others capture fun and quirky moments that would be completely lost if only disseminated through the written word. Is there a video from 2011 that you think has wrongfully been left off this list? If so, let us know and we'll be sure to give it a shout-out!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Count down to the New Year with our five most newsworthy stories of 2011.
Next week will mark the seven-month anniversary of Hampton-North Hampton Patch's official June 6 launch, and much has happened since we first started reporting on happenings in the two beach communities in mid May. Since there are only five days left in 2011, we thought it would be fun on each of those days to count down the "Top 5" most newsworthy and memorable stories of our time in the area. Among these stories are events that have positive and uplifting messages, while some are heartbreaking tales of loss, while others are big changes that have both brought progress and created a sizeable rift between parts of the community. These stories were selected for a variety of reasons, including: the response and emotion they've invoked from …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday marked a lofty achievement for a local charity.
The Molly Fund, a memorial created in honor of a beloved Hampton girl, celebrated a significant milestone earlier this week, as the nonprofit announced it has raised over $100,000 for children fighting cancer. Meighan and Buck Rowlee, the parents of Molly, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 5 due to cancer, said they originally expected it to take about five years to raise that amount of money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Instead, thanks to what Meighan Rowlee called an overwhelming level of community support, the fund raised that money in a mere two years — something the couple never envisioned when they devised the idea to pay tribute to Molly and help others through similar traumatic and highly emotional times. "…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A Movember-inspired event kicks off at 7 p.m. in honor of Molly Rowlee and the nonprofit Molly Fund. Show us your moustaches!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Buck Rowlee, the father of a little girl who died from cancer, speaks about his daughter's "definitive" presence Tuesday and the dedication of the man who honored her.
Roughly 250 people looked on or jumped in the surf Tuesday as part of one last ride for Molly Rowlee.
Ralph Fatello stood tall, his dripping arms stretched over his head Tuesday as he completed a year of surfing -- and more importantly, a year of moving tributes. Tuesday afternoon marked Fatello's 365th ride in 365 straight days of surfing in memory of Molly Rowlee, a 5-year-old Hampton girl who died two years ago because of cancer. Fatello's trademark military salute quickly turned into a pride-filled pose as the wave tapered, a victorious sight loudly applauded by more than 250 onlookers and surfers -- something that Fatello said reminded him of what it's all about. "This is about three things," he said. "It's about surfing, it's about this community, but more importantly, it's about love. We are standing here in a sea of love, right …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Ralph Fatello is preparing to make one final ride and salute next week in honor of a beloved little girl who died of cancer.
Three-hundred-sixty-five. When Ralph Fatello stands tall atop the Hampton waves Tuesday, that number will be etched in the minds of everyone watching as Fatello gives one final salute to a 5-year-old girl who is gone but far from forgotten. Fatello has caught at least one wave every day since July 26, 2010, as part of a yearlong tribute to Molly Rowlee, a Hampton girl who lost her bout with cancer in July 2009. Every day. Not just once in a while, not just in the summer -- every day, regardless of weather. Fatello, the commander of the local American Legion post, has enjoyed using one of his pastimes to honor Molly and raise money for charity, although he said knowing the end is now four days away is also "bittersweet." "The whole thing is…