Announcements for Aug. 24, 2021

Published: 8/25/2021 9:21:42 AM

Scholarships awarded

The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters has awarded $16,000 in scholarships for the 2021-22 school year, including its Student Broadcaster Scholarships, Families in Broadcasting Scholarships and the Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship. The Broadcaster Scholarships are given to young men and women pursuing a career in broadcasting, journalism, or a related field, while enrolled in a two or four-year accredited school. NHAB Executive Director, Tracy Caruso awarded the $2,500 Student Broadcast Scholarships to Drew Hallett of Dover, who attends Husson University; Melinda Rolls of Merrimack who attends Hoffstra University; and Casey Ingraham of Concord who is enrolled at Ithaca College. A $5,000 Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Payton Cavanaugh, a recent graduate of Monadnock Regional High School. She attends Emerson College in Boston. Additionally, seven students were chosen to receive $500 Families in Broadcasting Scholarships, created in 2013 to aid NHAB members as their children pursue higher education. Scholarships were awarded to Abigail Mitchell attending UNH, Hannah Healey attending Wheaton College, Laurel Breen, Merrimack College, Elizabeth Spira-Savett attending Barnard College, Alexa Cannon attending UNH, Alex Bessette attending Endicott College and Cavan Giorgani attending Wentworth Institute.

Gilmanton Kitchen family program and more

Gilmanton Historical Society’s 2021 summer series continues with History of Gilmanton’s Kitchen Family on Aug. 24. Wendy Berlind, a descendent of the Kitchens, will tell us about the family and how it helped shape the history of Gilmanton Corners beginning in the late 1800s. Coming from East Orange, New Jersey, the Kitchens were one of the first families who helped make Gilmanton a destination for summer visitors. The program will be held at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works. Social hour begins at 7 p.m.; the program begins promptly at 7:30. On Aug. 28 at 2 p.m., the Conservation Commission will host an event at the Meetinghouse Conservation Area to honor Tom Howe and Joe Urner. The area includes the Twigg Barn, at 245 Meetinghouse Road. The public is invited. The Historical Society, in cooperation with the Giilmanton Conservation Commission, is working on the development of a farm museum at the Twigg barn on the Meetinghouse property. It will house the Society’s growing collection of farm implements. For more information check out the Society’s website:

Concord Church hosts flea market

Come and find all the treasures you have ever dreamed of at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 N. State St., Concord) Flea Market, sponsored by the Outreach Ministries, on Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find some great deals on household items, decorative items, Christmas decorations and much more. While you are shopping you can also have a great lunch: Gyro sandwiches and Baklava will be available for purchase. Funds raised will be used to help people in need in the Concord area. For questions, please call 603-953-3051.

Newbury Celebrate the new fire station

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony the Newbury Fire Station will be held Aug. 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. The station is located at 919 Route 103, Newbury. Light refreshments will be served. The $3,750,000 new station approved at the 2020 Town Meeting, constructed by North Branch Construction, and coordinated by construction manager and on-call firefighter Ken Holmes has been completed. The new station will meet the needs for space; present and future equipment; safe traffic patterns for the trucks and firefighters on foot; adequate training space; and will serve as an Emergency Operations Center. The 9,973 sqft building is equipped with three drive-through bays capable of housing six pieces of apparatus; gear room; wash area; short- and long-term contamination areas; storage, EMS and administrative offices; janitor area; radio room; kitchenette; and day room. The station will house two fire engines; tanker, rescue and UTV rescue vehicles; fireboat; and forestry trailer. “The station apparatus area will provide a much safer work environment for our firefighters and emergency services personnel because of the large drive-through bays, open space and constant fresh air ventilation. In addition, the 56,000-gallon water cistern will provide pressurized hydrant service to Newbury Center and fire suppression to the building sprinkler system. The storage areas will allow the staff to properly maintain necessary equipment” said Fire Chief Henry Thomas.