Big efforts and heartwarming stories will culminate at the night school's annual commencement.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Volunteers with Seacoast Youth Services put in grueling hours for a special program for at-risk teens.
As most professional carpenters and first time hobbyists learn from the beginning, it's best to measure twice and cut once. Having to cut multiple times isn't usually a good thing, but luckily that old woodworking adage didn't really apply this weekend when a group of locals attempted to cut and build four identical 26-foot boats over a span of just four days. Ten individuals — many of whom have never built a boat before — volunteered their time from midday Friday to midday Monday to build rowing dories for a Seacoast Youth Services program that teaches teens life lessons while guiding them on a course for a maiden experience. The teens aren't the only ones who encountered a learning curve this year, though, as the first-time individuals …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Ainsley Collins placed 15th as a member of a medium all-girl level 5 team.
A Hampton man was recently recognized for his work to build and enhance bird habitats along New Hampshire's coast.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Friday, May 10: 1. Today's Top Thing: Resident Dave Weber has been named this year's recipient of New Hampshire Fish and Game's Habitat Stewardship Award for his work to install and maintain four osprey nesting spots and over 250 bird houses along the Hampton salt marshes and the Seacoast area. Video of from the awards ceremony is attached to this article. 2. Friday’s and Saturday's Winnacunnet High School Sports Matchups (information via Winnacunnet.org): Friday Baseball @Trinity – JV at 4:00/Varsity at 7:00 Boys Frosh Lacrosse @Londonderry at 4:00 Track & Field (SENH) @Spaulding at 4:00 Saturday Frosh Baseball @Keene at 10:00am Boys Lacrosse vs. Bow – …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The community is coming together to help a Hampton woman confined to a wheelchair due to a rare aneurysm.
The annual American Lung Association ride is Sunday morning.
The annual American Lung Association's Cycle the Seacoast, a 25-, 50- or 100-mile cycling event through the area to raise money for lung disease research and aid, starts Sunday morning. Many local individuals annually participate in or watch the festivities, which begin in Portsmouth. Among the year's inspiring local stories is that of Deb Smith, a Hampton resident and Seabrook teacher who was 58 when she was diagnosed with lung cancer despite never smoking a cigarette in her life. Smith's brothers, niece and two of Smith's friends will travel a 25-mile route Sunday while Smith, her sister and several friends will be on hand to greet the team. Help Hampton-North Hampton Patch honor and recognize all of the individuals involved in the event…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This year's recipient of the Hampton Rotary Club's top honor says he prefers to "do a lot of things behind the scenes."
To Rusty Bridle, Tuesday night started like every other Hampton Rotary Club awards night he's attended. Bridle, whose accomplishments and roles in the community are almost too long to list, arrived speech in hand, ready to present an award to another resident and spend some time with dear friends. It wasn't until member after member got up to tell stories about one of Hampton's favorite firefighters and the town's go-to Santa Claus that it dawned on him: They were there for him, to honor him as this year's Citizen of the Year. "It was a surprise, that's for sure," said Bridle, a retired fire captain, founder of the Hampton Firefighters Toy Bank, Experience Hampton board member, former state representative, and current member of the Hampton…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sixteen Winnacunnet staff members will run today along with 67 other districts and 1,300 people in support of shooting victims.
On April 14, 2013, 350 teams, 1,300 participants representing 67 school districts and community groups throughout NH will gather at Gilford Elementary as educators, schools, children, parents, as well as a community to show our support and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Two teams from Winnacunnet will be asked to complete 26 miles for each of the 26 victims. Each runner/walker has been asked to donate at least $1 per mile for each mile they complete. All proceeds will go to the 26.4.26 Foundation. The foundation was created out of an idea that became an inspirational movement in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec 14, 2012. The mission of 26.4.26 is to provide …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Can you guess the photographer behind this image before reading the Photo of the Day description?
Mural master Tom Poirier makes his Photo of the Day debut with this stunningly simple, yet incredibly elegant, shot. I absolutely love it. Great work, Tom! Have a picture you'd like to see featured as our Photo of the Day? E-mail it to Kyle.Stucker@Patch.com!
Services will be held Friday for the 64-year-old North Hampton man.
North Hampton – Henry A. “Hank” Dougherty, 64, of North Hampton, died suddenly on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Mr. Dougherty was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 11, 1948, a son of Michael Dougherty and the late Margaret (Denvir) Dougherty. Hank is survived by his wife of over 42 years, Georgia (Dewhirst) Dougherty of North Hampton, his sons, Aaron Dougherty and his wife Jennifer of Lincroft, NJ and Matthew Dougherty and his wife Alexis of Fairfield, CT, his daughter Abigail Dougherty of Aspen, CO, and his five grandchildren, Ella, Cole, Madeline, James and Nicholas Dougherty. He also leaves his father, Michael Dougherty and his wife Laura of Ocean City, NJ, his mother-in-law Joanne Dewhirst of Groveland, MA…