FREE Colebrook’s Largest Circulated Weekly Newspaper The Colebrook Chronicle COVERING THE TOWNS OF THE UPPER CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 603-246-8998 VOL. 15, NO. 17 Mid-Term Elections: Local Town-By-Town Results A crowd of over 50 people celebrate with Joey Laquerre, Sr., of East Montpelier, Vt., as he is announced the winner at the foreclosure auction of the Riverside Speedway property by Reginald Lussier of Lussier’s Auction Services. Samantha McMann photo. New Owner For Groveton’s Speedway Joey Laquerre, Sr., is the new owner of the Groveton speedway. Samantha McMann photo. By Samantha McMann The Riverside Speedway in Groveton was sold on Saturday, Nov. 1, during a foreclosure auction held by the Passumpsic Savings Bank. The auction was handled by Lussier’s Auction Service of Lyndonville, Vt. While there were only five registered bidders, over 50 people were in attendance; most were there just to witness the fate of “their” beloved race track. The first bid was $25,000 with bids increasing in $5,000 increments up to $60,000 when Known for many years as Aime’s Card Shop/Any Blooming Thing, which has been situated on Main Street near Citizen’s Bank, the couple is moving and were uncontested on Tuesday and both were elected. Below are the town-by-town results for the Chronicle coverage area: NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION RESULTS: CLARKSVILLE Governor: Maggie Hassan, 59; Walt Haverstein, 53. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 64; Scott Brown, 50. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 53; Marilinda Garcia, 56. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 40; Joe Kenney, 62. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 54; Mark Evans, 55. COLEBROOK Governor: Maggie Hassan, 349; Walt Haverstein, 337. U.S. (Continued on page 2) the increments decreased. After approximately three minutes of bidding, the speedway was sold to Joey Laquerre, Sr., of East Montpelier, Vt., for a price of $70,000. Laquerre will also be responsible for back and the remainder of 2014 property taxes of approximately $26,000. The closing date listed on the purchase and sales agreement is Dec. 17, 2014. Laquerre, who is highly regarded in the Vermont racing community, has been oval-track (Continued on page 3) Aime and John Strickland To Open New Shop On Parsons Street By Donna Jordan A downtown Colebrook business is planning a big move and some special changes in the coming weeks in a response to customer interests. There were several contested races in New Hampshire this week, and at least one battle back and forth for the position of U.S. Senator (between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown). In the end, there were many reelections with polling places reported more than 50 percent voter turnout for the mid-term elections held this week. In Vermont, there were a few contested seats. The votes for Governor will be decided by the state legislature in January because no one candidate won the required 50 percent of the vote, according to state law. Note that in the N.H. Representative for District 1 category, Republicans Larry Rappaport and John Fothergill emerged the winners in the Sept. 9 primary around the corner onto Parsons Street (Rte. 26), in a former house that was owned by Jack and Kay Laperle. (Continued on page 3) John and Aime Strickland are moving their business, with some changes, from Main Street into the former Jack and Kay Laperle residence on Rte. 26. Charles Jordan photo. Last Friday morning, Oct. 31, Colebrook Post Office employees gathered at the post office to help Waneta Judkins celebrate her retirement from the postal service. Waneta first began working for the post office in 1995 and is pictured with some of her colleagues. From left, Dean Bunnell, Waneta Judkins, Ruth Duval, Heidi Marquis, Michelle Lassonde, Rick Riendeau and Tim Sierad, who got into the Halloween spirit with special headgear. Angela Wheeler photo. Meridan Hill Bridge Funds Approved By Columbia By Donna Jordan This week, voters in Columbia approved raising $187,709 to replace the Meridan Hill bridge which had collapsed during the spring snow melt and heavy rains on April 15 and 16. After a 15-minute introduction on the project from Selectman Eric Stohl, and with only one resident/voter asking a question, the polls were opened for one hour. There were 39 voters who received the paper ballot, with 32 voting yes and seven voting no on the project. A twothirds majority vote—or 26 votes—were needed to pass the article, and, because it was a special town meeting, no absentee ballots were allowed. After voting, the residents left the town hall and the selectmen, moderator and election officials waited out the hour—but no other residents came in to vote. The severe weather last spring, Stohl said, “Devastated many of our roads.” He said that the selectmen heard within hours from N.H. Emergency Management officials to do things in a certain way so that the town could apply for FEMA funds. Stohl then said the selectmen had gone through all kinds of hoops to apply for the federal funds. “We met with FEMA, with the Army Corps of Engineers, and N.H. DOT. They looked at the bridge right after the N.H. Dept. of Transportation bridge (Continued on page 2) Page 2 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Elections (Continued from page 1) Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 368; Scott Brown, 309. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 324; Marilinda Garcia, 345. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 242; Joe Kenney, 408. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 374; Mark Evans, 288. COLUMBIA Governor: Maggie Hassan, 121; Walt Haverstein, 127. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 128; Scott Brown, 118. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 119; Marilinda Garcia, 119. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 71; Joe Kenney, 160. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 133; Mark Evans,102. DIXVILLE Governor: Maggie Hassan, 2; Walt Haverstein, 3. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 2; Scott Brown, 3. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 2; Marilinda Garcia, 3. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 1; Joe Kenney, 4. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 2; Mark Evans, 3. ERROL Governor: Maggie Hassan, 76; Walt Haverstein, 68. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 64; Scott Brown, 81. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 64; Marilinda Garcia, 78. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 54; Joe Kenney, 85. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 68; Mark Evans, 71. MILLSFIELD Governor: Maggie Hassan, 5; Walt Haverstein, 15. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 5; Scott Brown, 14. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 3; Marilinda Garcia, 17. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 2; Joe Kenney, 18. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 11; Mark Evans, 10. NORTHUMBERLAND Governor: Maggie Hassan, 395; Walt Haverstein, 272. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 428; Scott Brown, 233. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 394; Marilinda Garcia, 256. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 311; Joe Kenney, 327. District 2 Representative: Wayne Moynihan, 259; Leif Becker, 380. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 411; Mark Evans, 242. PITTSBURG Governor: Maggie Hassan, 155; Walt Haverstein, 207. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 154; Scott Brown, 208. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 137; Marilinda Garcia, 211. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 186; Joe Kenney, 258. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 159; Mark Evans, 208. STARK Governor: Maggie Hassan, 111; Walt Haverstein, 91. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 113; Scott Brown, 192. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 107; Marilinda Garcia, 91. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 90; Joe Kenney, 109. District 2 Representative: Wayne Moynihan, Left photo: The Colebrook gymnasium was transformed from its usual green and white sports theme to that of red, white and blue for the 2014 mid-term elections that took place from all day Nov. 4. Right photo: After spending a few moments in the voting booth, Eldonna Brooks confidently hands over her ballot to Neal Brown to be dropped into the ballot box along with what seems to be more votes than usual. Angela Wheeler photo. 108; Leif Becker, 91. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 118; Mark Evans, 81. STEWARTSTOWN Governor: Maggie Hassan, 103; Walt Haverstein, 98. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 108; Scott Brown, 92. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 92; Marilinda Garcia, 103. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 71; Joe Kenney, 122. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 102; Mark Evans, 88. STRATFORD Governor: Maggie Hassan, 121; Walt Haverstein, 68. U.S. Senator: Jeanne Shaheen, 124; Scott Brown, 66. U.S. Representative: Annie Kuster, 118; Marilinda Garcia, 67. Executive Councilor: Mike Cryans, 104; Joe Kenney, 80. State Senator: Jeff Woodburn, 131; Mark Evans, 57. VERMONT ELECTION RESULTS The following candidates won election to their seat: Lt. Governor—Phil Scott, 119,942. U.S. House, District 1—Peter Welch, 123,896. Secretary of State—Jim Condos, 126,973. State SenateEssex—Robert Starr, 7,169. Bridge ages assessed was over $2 million, enough to qualify for FEMA funds. “But we couldn’t do anything (to repair the road), because it would jeopardize us getting this money,” said Stohl. “The people who live there drove over some of the worst roads to and from their house.” Columbia’s portion of the FEMA funds, he said, would have been $1.395 million for a replacement. “We got the report back from FEMA that we were denied,” he said, and the next process was to appeal that denial. “We got the Governor, both Senators and both Congress people to appeal it. They denied the appeal,” he said. At this point in time, it was July 17—three months after the bridge had collapsed and was condemned. “Our bridge-building period was getting short,” he said. It was then that selectmen Cloutier and Campbell approached VR Concrete and Winterset to get an idea of what it would cost if the town paid for the bridge replacement. Once that was established, the selectmen were faced with the time it takes to attend Superior Court in Lancaster where they needed to make a request to hold the special town meeting to vote on raising the funds needed for a new bridge. “Now, tonight, we are here to ask you for the rest of the money to finish this bridge,” he said. Work has already begun on the new bridge, using over $80,000 from a capital reserve fund for bridge repairs and also $22,000 from other reserved funds, in addition to about $20,000 from the summer roads budget. VR Concrete has been overseeing the installation of the new bridge. “We came up with enough money to get VR Concrete going. They told us that it would cost 13 percent more (for bridge replacement) in November and 26 percent more in December—because the concrete would need to be winterized while under construction. The remaining $187,709 will be raised through a bond or notes. After the one hour expired, ballot clerks and the supervisors of the checklist, the selectmen and the town clerk all counted out the votes. Moderator Jane Lacoy closed the meeting noting that, “We only needed 26 (votes), we have that, article one has passed.” Election officials in Columbia count the paper ballots following the town’s vote to raise funds to replace a bridge. Donna Jordan photo. (Continued from page 1) inspector had condemned the bridge.” Immediately after the bridge had collapsed, he explained, selectmen Norm Cloutier and Donald Campbell worked on a temporary solution so that Meridan Hill residents could travel on their road. A temporary bridge has been in place since then to serve residents who live on Meridan Hill—at a cost of $3,000 a month to the town. After the denial of the FEMA funds, the selectmen were able to re-negotiate for a lower rent—to $1,500 per month—until the new bridge can be completed. FEMA officials, he said, reviewed the collapsed bridge along with damage that had occurred from the same snow melt in Conway and, between the two areas, the amount of dam- There were 39 Columbia voters who attended the special town meeting held on Monday evening, when selectmen asked voters to raise funds to rebuild the Meridan Hill bridge. Spring rains and snow melt washed out the bridge earlier this year. Donna Jordan photo. Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Page 3 In Clarksville last night, the first substantial snowfall of the season began falling shortly before midnight. Charles Jordan photo. Yesterday a big crane was lifting roofing material to the top of the Colebrook Library/Masonic Hall building. Repairs were expected to begin today, depending on the weather. Palmieri Roofing, Inc., of St. Johnsbury, Vt., is handling the job. Charles Jordan photo. Speedway Stricklands (Continued from page 1) (Continued from page 1) racing for 55 years. He currently races number 15 in the American Canadian Tour Late Models and is a regular racer at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt. Tragically, the Laquerre name has been in news recently due of the death of grandson, “little” Joey Laquerre, a 17 year-old up-and-coming racer who lost his life in an ATV crash on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Laquerre says that he has three sons who will help him manage the race track. His plans include racing events all year round such as vintage snowmobile races and mud bogs. “We’re looking at just expanding the whole racing deal,” said Laquerre. He will be spending tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and upgrades; specifically mentioned were the bleachers, the restrooms, and the eroding riverbank. He will improve the safety of the track as he feels many areas are currently unsafe. Laquerre intends to rebrand the speedway altogether in attempt to change what he sees as many people’s negative opinions. Although he still has to consult his family, Laquerre said the new name will likely be “Grovetona Motor Speedway; Grove-TONA as in Day-TONA.” The Fall Brawl (under the management of Dan Fournier), which will now be the final “Riverside Speedway” event, is expected to be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 12 noon after being postponed several times due to poor weather conditions. Joey Laquerre, Sr., says he will be at the track racing in the event. He predicts there will be 20 to 25 Late Models racing. Store owners John and Aime Strickland have been at the Main Street location for eight years now, but the move to 12 Parsons St. will provide them with much more space to display their popular Country Primitive furnishings, repurposed items and décor. “This new location will better suit the needs of what we have been doing—what we have been focusing on,” said John, who creates many of the Country Primitive furnishings available in the store. Aime, he says, often helps with the staining and other work that needs to be done on the products. She also oversees the sales inside the store. John says he has a trailer full of items that he has picked up at yard sales, estate sales or auctions. He quickly gets ideas for refurbishing, he said. “I’ll pick something up and it will just pop to me. We used to go to Pennsylvania to buy furniture, then I started doing it myself—I figured out how to do it, and now it’s a large part of the business. I also do custom work.” For example, he said, one customer brought their grandmother’s headboard from her bed and requested he make a bench from it. “So I do custom work, too,” he said. The Country Primitives part of their retail has grown in the past few years and needs more display space for more product to come in. In addition to the furnishings and décor, the Stricklands will also be moving their flower shop, Any Blooming Thing. The flower shop, under the helm of their employee Sandra Riendeau, and was once located on Parsons Street very close to where the Stricklands are moving at the end of this month. The store on Main Street will be hosting its annual open house on Nov. 15 (see advertisement inside this week’s issue of the Chronicle for more information about the open house). The Main Street store will then be closed from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, reopening at its new location on Dec. 3, just in time for the holiday shopping season. “After we get through Christmas, we are looking into working with new vendors,” said John. “We currently have White Mountain Canning, and will probably be carrying the full gamut of their products. We are trying to feature some other locally made products when we can.” With the move, shoppers can expect the name of the store to change as John and Aime are currently looking into ideas for a new name. Once moved, they will be using the first and second floor of the main house, plus the back carriage shed and garage. “The plan is for all of it to be decorated with Country Primitives and reclaimed furniture for sale,” said John, adding, “We’re moving into a space more suitable for our changing lines and with the way our business is changing.” Police, Fire, EMS Reports COLEBROOK POLICE On Oct. 28, at 3:43 p.m., officers arrested Richard Newcombe of Colebrook for criminal mischief (vandalism). 45TH PARALLEL EMS AEMT Michelle Hyde, Chief Robert Darling, and Paramedic Christopher Tanerillo conducted training with Lancaster Emergency Medical Services on Lifting and Moving Patients. The training consisted of an interactive presentation on preventing injuries to patients and EMTs along with a practical session on equipment used to move patients. The following is the ambulance call activity report for the period from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1: On Oct. 26, at 10:06 a.m., the department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 7:46 p.m., the department responded to Lemington, Vt., for a medical emergency. The patient refused transport. At 9:05 p.m., the department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. On Oct. 27, at 12:21 p.m., the department responded to Pittsburg for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 4:54 p.m., the department responded to Stewartstown for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 8:49 p.m., the department responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to Littleton Regional Healthcare. The patient was transported to LRH. At 8:59 p.m., the department responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to DHMC. The patient was transported to DHMC. On Oct. 28, at 5:51 p.m., the department responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to DHMC. The patient was transported to DHMC. On Oct. 29, at 2:27 p.m., the department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient refused transport. At 11:17 p.m., the department responded to Pittsburg for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. On Oct. 30, at 5:14 a.m., the department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 10:30 a.m., the department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 11:26 a.m., the depart- ment responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to DHMC. The patient was transported to DHMC. On Oct. 31, at 9:20 a.m., the department responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to CCNH. The patient was transported to CCNH. At 6:11 p.m., the department responded to Stewartstown for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to Littleton Regional Healthcare. On Nov. 1, at 10:27 a.m., the department responded to UCVH for an interfacility transfer to DHMC. The patient was transported to DHMC. At 6:28 p.m., the department responded to Androscoggin Valley Hospital for an interfacility transfer to UCVH. The patient was transported to UCVH. At 11:22 p.m., the department responded to Colebrook for a medical emergency. The patient was transported to UCVH. Who Reads The Colebrook Chronicle? Just Ask Around… Thousands of copies are picked up by our readers every week at more newsstands than any other North Country newspaper. Let us handle all your advertising needs. Call 246-8998 today! Page 4 The Colebrook Chronicle Your Photos Are Always Welcomed And Appreciated There are six of us here at the Chronicle armed with cameras perpetually crisscrossing our wide coverage territory (the largest of any weekly in the region, we might add). Each week our cameras are focused on events and news from Sherbrooke to our north to Groveton-Lancaster to the south. But try as we may, we can’t be everywhere. That’s where we depend on you, our readers, to fill in the gaps when we may miss an event or simply didn’t hear about something you may have attended that should have been covered. With more people than ever having access to cameras in this digital age, cameras are clicking (or should we say “beeping”) all over the place. This paper absolutely loves photos and we make every effort to include as many as space will allow around our ads and text each week. So feel free to take part–send us your photos of school events, special social events, sports, church events, interesting nature photos and even news you may happen upon. Be sure to include information for the captions. We are grateful to those of you who steadily supplement our staff pictures already–but we know there are many more of you out there. Send your photos preferably as jpeg attachments to [email protected] It helps if you scale them when you send them to a manageable size. Just send them along. Like Kodak used to say, “You push the button, we’ll do the rest.” Charles J. Jordan Editor: Charles J. Jordan; Publisher: Donna Jordan Reporter/Photographer: Angela Wheeler Reporter/Photographer: Samantha McMann Canadian Correspondent: Corey Bellam Sports Photographer: Tina McKenzie Colebrook Office Manager/Video Editor: Thomas Jordan Friday, November 7, 2014 What looks like a convention of witches is a curious picture we came across while searching through 1,350 glass negatives in 1989 in the cellar of the former Lund Victorian house (now the Marielle Ross home) in Canaan, Vt. We ran it in our magazine Coos Magazine in August 1989. Eventually our friends at Yankee Magazine republished it and it turns out it was local woman posed (probably taken in Henry Lund’s photo studio in Canaan) for a play circa 1900 called “The Peak Sisters.” Letters Dear Charlie, I fully agree with the letter Norman Brooks wrote last week concerning long-needed ditching on Route 145. People come from all over the country to slow down and enjoy this wonderful highway, and it should be preserved along its entire route, the stuff of primitive paths and ox-carts. As you’ll recall, about 25 years ago the DOT proposed a huge landscape reconstruction and highway realignment regarding the replacement of the Bishop Brook bridge just below the Poore Farm. There are indications that its designers are about to try it again. To me their past proposal was horrendous, a boa-constrictorswallowed-the-goat atrocity on this wonderful and unique Scenic Byway. But despite my repeated newspaper and behindthe-scenes protests, it was not me but Fish and Game that beat the project, on the precept that the grade, shadow, depth and length of the giant culvert would prevent the passage of certain species. This was an argument that might not prevail in a fight against a new and “better” design. I want to note that the DOT’s mission is well meant and straightforward, with the public’s safety chief in mind. There is no doubt that the bridge has to be replaced. In no way do I want to cast the DOT as the villain here. Its people do superb work day in and day out on behalf of the public. It is not the need of it here, but the how. It is important to bear in mind that, given the topography, there is no room or safe course on the current route for a Bailey bridge while the old bridge is being replaced. But the alternative cookie-cutter approach of major realignment and reconstruction is anathema for all who want to preserve what few of northern New England’s oldtime highways and byways are left. I think we should advocate for preservation of the current course and character of Route 145, and for one-way traffic while each side of the current bridge is being replaced. This to me is the only sensible course to preserve the Route 145 we know and love. This approach has been used extensively elsewhere, and I for one, in my many travels up and down that wonderful road, for work or camp or beyond, am willing to stop and wait. John Harrigan Colebrook Guest Column WHEN THE LONG LOG DRIVES STOPPED By David L. Deen Log drives were the largest economic activity that took place directly on the Connecticut River for some 180 years. The drives started below Enfield, Conn., in 1760 and lasted until the last pulp wood drive in the upper river in 1949. There are no estimates of how many millions of board feet of lumber and pulpwood in total floated down the river to mills over all those years. Consider though, the Connecticut River Valley Lumber Co., later becoming the Connecticut Valley Lumber Co. (CVL) as only one of the major logging companies, from its founding in 1879 to 1915 moved an average of 50 million board feet of lumber in each of their spring drives. The total was immense. Many of the largest companies owned the land, the mills and ran the logging crews in the woods. An example of the integrated logging operation was put together by entrepreneur David Sumner in 1805. He built a sawmill and a canal to bypass the Sumner Falls that stretch between Hartland, Vt., and Plainfield, N.H. He milled wood from his own timberland, his mill was so active, and his lumber floats so numerous that in the early 1800s, according to sources, people built most of the homes in Hartford, Conn., with his lumber. Logs drives down the river started as rafts, logs held together using wooden pegs hammered through cross logs into the commercial logs below it to form the raft. With the a d v e n t (Continued on page 5) Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Guest Column (Continued from page 4) of dams along the course of the drives, rafts became less functional and loose log drives began. In 1868, the first free floating log drive came down from Indian Stream at the headwaters of the Connecticut River and went all the way to Massachusetts. It was more efficient to sluice free floating logs over the dams then getting a raft over the same dams. This change ushered in a new hero, the riverman. In the North Country, the image of the riverman rivaled that of the later day cowboy. People admired the riverman as an icon of strength, agility and bravery for 60 years. Unfortunately, the myth belied the reality. Cold water, long workdays and the dangerous unexpected were the realities. Few died of pneumonia on the drives but many survivors suffered rheumatism in their later years. And just like the cowboy, rivermen dealt with rustlers. Even closely tended logs had a mind of their own and could end up on the shore if pushed there by a back eddy or a high water event. The timber was just too tempting and those inclined to filch a log or two would use oxen to drag the logs off to the closest sawmill for quick conversion into lumber. It was illegal of course, but catching people in the act along the entire length of a log drive was difficult at best. One rustler did not think his nefarious actions all the way through. When the sheriff showed up the logs had been quickly milled into beams already but the newly cut lumber still had the dark blue mark painted onto the butt ends of all CVL logs. Log drives were once a familiar sight along our waterways. Then the word hit the north woods, what was thought to be a forever activity wasn’t. The spring 1915 log drive would be the last major long drive by CVL. This essentially meant the era of long drives was over. When the notice went out that this would be the last drive to the lower mills, men throughout New England signed up in droves to be part of history. That winter CVL put 2,000 lumberjacks in the woods cutting timber and when the 500 rivermen started the drive in the spring of 1915, they sent 60 million board feet down the river. International Paper added another 18 million board feet and 15,000 cords of pulpwood cut from the White River watershed. This may have been the last drive but it was one of the largest. At least one newspaper recorded that when the first logs floated into Bellows Falls, Vt., the upriver end of the drive was just below 15 Mile Falls in Barnet, Vt., roughly 80 river miles upstream. Economics ended the logs drives. More than a century of cutting the old growth stands of timber diminished the size of trees. Mounting costs, included pressure from factory owners and their employees who went without work for weeks on end because sluicing logs over the dams used all the water available leaving no water power to run the factories. Continued Social News BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Tyler Pauls Barrows, Jr., was born on Oct. 10, 2014, weighing eight pounds, five ounces, measuring 19.6 inches, at Littleton Hospital. His parents are Cheri Vinal and Tyler Barrows of Columbia. He is the first grandchild to Paul and Norma Barrows and the third grandchild to Mike and Linda Bowen, as well as first grandchild to William Hill. Great-grandmothers are Claire DeLong and Charlotte Vinal, Sheila A. damage to bridges, river banks and meadows from log jams had the logging companies facing lawsuits in court on a regular basis. Less money for smaller logs, more grumbling and more lawsuits sounded the death knell for the Connecticut River long log drives. Drives moving pulp wood short distances to rail or trucking centers continued for the next 33 years. The year 1949 marked the last of the river drives. The land that CVL consolidated from other companies was sold in 1927 to St Regis Paper Co. St Regis recouped nearly the entire purchase price by selling flowage and water rights to the New England Power Association. Even in 1927, hydroelectric power was thought to be the future work of the Connecticut River. It remains so today. (David L. Deen is the River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council. CRWC is celebrating over 60 years as a protector of the Connecticut River.) Business FIRST COLEBROOK BANK WELCOMES LISE HOWSON First Colebrook Bank announces that Lise T. Howson was hired as Vice President/ Commercial Loan Officer for the bank’s Colebrook branch. Lise joins the bank with 25 years of New Hampshire banking industry experience, where she has held a variety of positions, including commercial lender. Now living in Northumberland, Lise is active in Coos County, and is familiar with the needs of northern New Hampshire businesses. She was involved with the Nashua Police Athletic League and the Nashua Boys and Girls Club, and studied Business Administration at University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics Page 5 Page 6 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Education Left photo: On Wednesday night, Nov. 5, the Colebrook Academy National Honor Society gathered at the Colebrook Elementary School for an induction of new members. Pictured is the Colebrook Academy National Honor Society. Front row, from the left, Sierra Malcolm, Makaila Weir, Brianna Zavala, Elise Fuller, Sydney Haynes and Megan Hamel. Back row, from the left, Jessa Kennett, Jessi Frechette, Erica Dagesse, Dylan Dagesse, Lexi Lawson, Brandon Crawford, Michael Hastings, Dakota Fogg, Austin Steward and Austin Prusik. Right photo: The four new members being inducted into the Colebrook Academy National Honor Society last Wednesday night were Makaila Weir, Dylan Dagesse, Michael Hastings and Brandon Crawford. Angela Wheeler photos. HONORING DR. PANICCIA Groveton High School Principal Mike Kelly was recently presented with a studio portrait of Dr. Vincent L. Paniccia by Class of 1964 President Joe Berube and secretary Callie Goulet. Their Seniorian was dedicated to Dr. Paniccia, who taught math and art at GHS during his tenure. Dr. Paniccia brought a delightful mix of his colorful art and Italian culture to GHS. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help his students. It was this love of GHS that compelled him to leave an annual scholarship through the Groveton High School Alumni Association to a deserving senior. Born in Sora, Italy, Paniccia graduated from the University of Rome with a PhD. He was also a member of the Italian Underground during World War II and served with the British Army Field Security Service as an interpreter. After emigrating to the U.S., he first found employment at the Paris Manufacturing Company in Phillips Brook as a clerk. Many of his co-workers affectionately called him Vinney. Former Fish and Game Officer Paul Doherty was among his dear friends. They use to meet at Welsh’s Restaurant at what they called the "Breakfast Club" each morning. It was living in Berlin where Paniccia met and married Beatrice (Mosca). Together they ran the Gorham Motel in Gorham for many years until her death in 1997. In addition to his other activities, Paniccia wrote a column for the Berlin Daily Sun entitled An Immigrants Chronicles. After leaving GHS, he was a college professor at the New Hampshire Technical College in Berlin. Another of his sidelines was working as a C.P.A. Paniccia was an active member of the Berlin Lions Club, Berlin Kiwanis Club and life member in the Medi-Medical Association. He was also a member of the St. Kieran Church. Dr. Paniccia's death in 2000 marked the end of an era of community service and dedication. the gold plate on his portrait reads: “In Loving Memory of Dr. Vincent L. Paniccia” Class of 1964. They added, “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, this is a fitting tribute to a great man.” Groveton High School Principal Mike Kelly was recently presented with a studio portrait of Dr. Vincent L. Paniccia by Class of 1964 President Joe Berube and secretary Callie Goulet. Dr. Paniccia was a teacher at Groveton High School many years ago. From left, Joe Berube, Mike Kelly, Callie Goulet. Courtesy photo. Business EXIT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION John and Kathy Trumbull of Coos County joined real estate professionals from across North America recently at the Exit Realty International Convention at the Disney Resort in Anaheim, California. This convention is an annual event that brings top real estate professionals together to network and learn from each other and promote discussions about issues and trends in the real estate market. Presenters are world class talent, including breakout sessions on the best of the newest tools and technology. “No one goes away without a huge repertoire of ideas and newly learned methods.” said Kathy Trumbull. “This is an exciting time to be a realtor and to be part of the Exit Revolution,” said John Trumbull. Pictured in photo are Kathy and John with Steve Morris, Founder and CEO of Exit Realty International, (Continued on page 15) One of the guest readers for Halloween activities at Stratford School on Oct. 31 was Dorothy Whitaker, right. Students took part in many activities, including parading around the gym in costumes and the chorus performed a Halloween song and dance. Kathy Roth photo. Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Page 7 Community News show. Local corporate sponsorship for the show is courtesy Lancaster Eye Care/Dr. Nathan Drum of Colebrook and Lancaster. For more information on this and other GNWCA events, call 237-9302, 246-8998 or visit www.gnwca.org. COLEBROOK CRIBBAGE COHORTS Tournament number five was played at the Colebrook Country Club on Oct. 23, 2014. A total of 10 players were present, with no guest this week. Those members with at least 12 points were eligible to receive points. A total of five members received points from this tournament. First place: Louise Streeter with 15 game points, seven wins, spread of 117. Among the performers taking part in the GNWCA’s Songs Beyind Borders concert at the Tillotson Center will be Caroline Savoie from New Brunswick, who attracted the attention of more than 10 million TV viewers while competing on “La plus belle voix” (France’s version of “The Voice”). Courtesy photo. Also in concert on Nov. 11 is Danny Boudreau from PetitRocher, New Brunswick, one of Canada’s most respected singersongwriters. Courtesy photo. SONGS BEYOND BORDERS ON NOV. 11 On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts rolls out a cultural musical experience not previously seen in the North Country with Songs Beyond Borders. Here is an opportunity to enjoy the songs of our shared culture with our friends above the border in an informal concert of song and story. It will bring together two top Canadian performers and two comparable performers from the U.S. as this international foursome share their songs, as well as heritages–as well as what makes each different. Songs Beyond Borders will be a relaxed performance in which the songwriters share stories about creating their music and perform selected songs. They sit together on the stage and interact with one another. Artists will include: Denny Breau, who is known as a consummate picker, evocative songwriter, and engaging vocalist. Originally from Quebec and raised in Lewiston, Maine. Emilia Dahlin from Gorham, Maine, wields a voice that defies the size of her body and strong storytelling sensibilities, she has carved out her name as a unique songstress and weaves mesmerizing tales with raw rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals. Caroline Savoie from New Brunswick attracted the attention of more than 10 million TV viewers while competing on “La plus belle voix” (France’s version of “The Voice”). Danny Boudreau from PetitRocher, New Brunswick, is one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters. He has topped Canadian charts and performed in Europe, Africa and the United States. The province of New Brunswick and State of Maine are helping make the tour possible, along with the guided hand of veteran New England promoter Phill McIntyre of New England Celtic Arts, who has worked with the GNWCA on numerous occasions in the past. Tickets for Songs Beyond Borders are only $15 and now available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the Second place: Dennis Lunn with 13 game points, six wins, spread of 53. Third place: Mark Cramer with 13 game points, six wins, spread of 51. Fourth place: Wendell Woodard with 13 game points, six wins, spread of 48. Fifth place: Stanley Mullins with 12 game points, six wins, spread of 37. A count was done for those who would be present to play doubles on fun night. Only four players were going to show up, so it was decided that we would not have a fun night this Thursday night. Tournament number six was to be played the first Thursday night of November. Games start at 6:30 p.m. at the Colebrook (Continued on page 8) Page 8 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Community News Dan and Gina Call greeted trick-or-treaters on Halloween day outside of their store, Gina’s Family Fashions, in Groveton. Samantha McMann photo. The cast of “Frozen” along with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle were seen trick-or-treating in Groveton. Front, from left, Alexis Pinette, Abreanna Pinette and Abigail Pinette. Back, Ally Turmel. Samantha McMann photo. third place, Clay Mendez. Boys age four and over: Funniest— first place, Kardir Warren, second place, Dylan Desautels, third place, Ben Wheelock. Prettiest—first place, Logan McCarthy, second place, Ashton Kenison, third place, Ryan Clauss. Most Horrible—first place, Dylan Simino. Left photo: KISS was in town for Groveton's trick-or-treating. Actually, it’s Logan McCarthy. Right photo: This beautiful winter wonderland princess was seen trick-or-treating with her family in Groveton. Samantha McMann photos. (Continued from page 7) Country Club. If you are interested in what the Colebrook Cribbage Cohorts are all about, contact Louise Streeter at 237 -86022 or Annie Laughton at 237-4034. CANAAN SENIORS NEWS Jean-Nil Theroux did a great job entertaining the Canaan Seniors on Wednesday before their dinner. Ghislain Charlain and Therese Rougeu won the 50/50. Theresa Merrill and Louisette Thibeault won the free meal drawings. Ghislain Charland, Marie-Paul Marchand and Lisette Fauteux (3) won bingo games. Jacqueline Guay won the Blackout. Next week’s (Nov. 12) menu is soup, assorted sandwiches, pickles and chips, with fruited Jell-O for dessert. Call Dencie Cunningham for your reservations at (802) 266-8206 before 10 am on Tuesday. THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL IN COLEBROOK Every year since 2005 the Monadnock Congregational Church on Main Street has hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This year marks the 10th Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Meal. Everyone is invited Nov. 27, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. Join in with your neighbors and friends and enjoy the blessings of food and fellowship so distinctive to the North Country. There is no cost involved, but donations to benefit the Colebrook Area Food Pantry are welcome. The church Fellowship Hall is handicap accessible. Meals can be delivered to shutins. Call Rev. Rebecca Larson at 237-4414 to schedule a delivery or to volunteer. GROVETON REC. DEPT. CONTEST RESULTS The Groveton Recreation Committee held its annual children’s costume and pumpkin contest on Friday, Oct. 31, with many entries. The results were as follows: Ages zero-3 Co-Ed, Funniest—first place, John Savage, second place, Jackson Riff, third place, Cyrus Hibbard. Prettiest—first place, Gracelynn Rowell, second place, Lyla Riendeau, third place, Izabell Marshall. Most Horrible—first place, Alexis Young, second place, Kole McMann, third place, Corbin Bishop. Most Original—first place, Casey Parks, second place, Madelyn Benoit, third place, Riley Riendeau. Anything Goes—first place, Curtis Bell, second place, Grayson Young, COOS COUNTY NURSING HOSPITAL Ed Chester led a group of residents in a Bible discussion about love. A group of residents enjoyed a lively game of hockey. Later in the week they enjoyed a ghostly game of bowling. John McCormack had the highest ghost-knocking score. Juana Schoff and Mona Noyes were tied for second place and Laura Glinka came in third. The Canaan sixth graders teamed up with residents to play different Halloween-themed games. They played ghost hunt, candy corn bowling, pumpkin bean bag toss and a game of spider ring toss. After lots of laughs and silliness they enjoyed punch and cookies together. The sixth graders all left with spooky prizes. The Latter Day Saints Youth Group joined us one evening to help residents carve pumpkins. The pumpkins were displayed lit up on the patio that night. Residents displayed them again on Friday during the pumpkin carving contest. A spooky cocktail party was held this week. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves despite the fact that the beverages were served up by witches. Along with their favorite beverages party goers were served a Halloween party mix, cookies and cheese and crackers. Scary stories were read aloud on second floor. Resident on the special care unit reminisced about Halloween, played Halloween word games and worked on several different crafts. Fern Champagne won Blackout bingo during Batty Prize bingo this week. On Friday staff members and residents dressed in costumes. There was a large variety, but the biggest hit was the tooth fairy and her tooth. Residents and staff had fun following the clues during a house wide scavenger hunt. The residents were excited to see all the cute and scary costumes of all the trick or treaters. On Saturday residents had played word games and did crafts. NEWS FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH First Baptist Church announces that Saturday, Nov. 15 is the date for this year’s Christmas Sale and Tea. The event will be held at the Stratford Town Hall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, fancy work, baked goods (including cookies), white elephant, and a special luncheon will be offered. Lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. The menu is chili, corn chowder, sandwich, dessert and drink for $5. The regular monthly supper will be held this Saturday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. This is a potluck with a variety of casseroles, salads, pies, coffee or punch for $7 per adult. This will be the last monthly supper until March. All are welcome. Fun Friday for school-aged children will be Nov. 7, from 3-5 p.m. in the church basement. This month's activities include (Continued on page 9) Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Page 9 Community News On Oct. 30, the Groveton American Legion Auxiliary Fredonwarell Unit 17 President Sally Frizzell, at right, presented Mary Simpson with a certificate to thank her for 30 years for her commitment to enhancing the lives of veterans, military and their families, both at home and abroad. Courtesy photo. (Continued from page 8) crafts and cooking. Call Kathy Roth at (802) 962-3498 for more information or to enroll your child. GUILDHALL CABIN FEVER CONCERT SATURDAY Just a reminder that the Guildhall Cabin Fever Concert series will present the second of six shows on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Guild Hall at 12 Courthouse Drive, just off Vt. Route 102 in the village of Guildhall, Vt. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with an open mic at which folks are welcome to sing or play an instrument, tell a story, a poem or even a joke or two. After an intermission, with tasty snacks provided by the Guildhall PTO, the evening resumes with the music of this month’s featured artists, Greg Nadeau followed by Aaron Siebert. Greg Nadeau is well-known as a guitar player and singer of songs that tend to be thoughtful as well as funny. With his pleasant demeanor and some wonderful tunes on hand, those in attendance are in for a treat. Coming from a musical family, Greg will be joined by his brother John on a few songs. Aaron Siebert spent quite a few years around Boston’s music scene performing a mix of cover songs as well as many originals. A prolific writer he currently has three CDs as well as a book of poetry. There will be a $5 donation collected at the door and this month’s funds will go to the Lancaster Community Cupboard to assist with the upcoming holi- day meals. Mark you calendar for the second Saturday of each month through March for the Guildhall Cabin Fever Concerts. For more information, contact Suzan Shute at (802) 328-2013. SHOP WITH A COP AND THANKSGIVING Residents in Groveton can sign up for the Shop With a Cop program and to have homecooked Thanksgiving dinners delivered for those who cannot get out of their homes on Thanksgiving day. Signing up for both programs is being handled through the Groveton Police Dept. Also, those looking to donate items for the meals or for the Shop With a Cop Christmas fund may do so through the (Continued on page 10) The St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Colebrook held its Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon on Nov. 1. Throughout the day people enjoyed some early Christmas shopping, with craft raffles, white elephant tables, door prizes and food. Greeting everyone with smiles at the bazaar were Nancy Edwards and Yvonne Burrill. Angela Wheeler photo. The North Country Chamber of Commerce partnered with Lemieux's Garage of Colebrook again this year to hold an ATV raffle as a fundraiser to help support Chamber efforts. On Oct. 31, Chamber President Wayne Frizzell (far right) presented a check to Pauline and Bobby Lemieux to pay for the machine and thank them for their support. Raffle tickets are still available at the Chamber office located at 4 Titus Hill Rd. in Colebrook, as well as at Lemieux's Garage and other local establishments. The cost is $10 per ticket and the winner of the red, 400 cc 2014 Can-Am Outlander will be drawn at Late Night Madness on Dec. 5. Britni White photo. Page 10 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Community News Continuing with the tradition, the Colebrook Academy Senior class went all out for Halloween and sported costumes for a special parade through town and the Elementary School. Among those making an appearance on the Academy lawn were Popeye and Olive Oyl, Fin and Jake, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Darth Vader and a group of Storm Troopers, and Princess Elsa and her friend Olaf the snowman. Angela Wheeler photo. (Continued from page 9) police department, as well. Flyers with more information are available throughout town. FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the US. Farmers, both men and women, are exposed to many hazards in the agricultural workplace each day. In particular, individuals who have been farming less than 10 years are more susceptible to equipment, livestock and envi- ronmental worksite hazards due to their limited experience. Best practices presented in these workshops will provide risk reduction information and resources for agricultural entrepreneurs, and will help farm and ranch owners and managers to plan for effective safety and health management programs. The featured speaker is Davis Hill, a Senior Extension Associate and Program Director at Pennsylvania State University’s Managing Agricultural Emergencies. Dave is a founder of Emergency Services Rescue Training, Inc. (ESRT, Inc.), a non-profit organization. ESRT, Inc.’s mission is to develop training curriculum and a national network of training instructors to effectively handle farm and industrial emergencies. During his presentations in New Hampshire, Davis is going to discuss components of an effective farm safety plan that are recommended as best practices for production agriculture: Establishing Safety Policy and Procedures, Identifying and Assessing Hazards and Risks, Preventing and Controlling Hazards and Risks, Educating and Training Employees. At the annual Veterans and Special Ladies night, held by Eastern Star Lodge at Monadnock Congregational Church, Harold Webster of Holderness and Pittsburg receivedhis Evening Star Lodge 37 50-year membership pin from the Masonic Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. From left, Harold’s wife, Joy Webster, Harold, and Grand Senior Deacon David Collins. Courtesy photo. In addition, Hill will demonstrate how high pressure hydraulic fluids can penetrate human tissue and he’ll conduct a simulation of a PTO shaft/human being interaction. Through use of information from Dave’s presentation, individuals can create a farm safety management plan for their operations. Some insurance companies are asking for farm safety plans, or offering producer discounts to those having farm safety management plans. These workshops are designed for full-time and part-time animal and plant producers, farm employees and youth. Here is the closest workshop planned in our area: –Thursday, Nov. 20, Lancaster, UNH Cooperative Extension office, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. These presentations are free and open to the public. If you are attending the Lancaster site, please bring a brown bagged lunch. Pre-registration is not required, but it is appreciated. Please call 787-6944 or e-mail [email protected] Additional information about these workshops is available by contacting Michal Lunak at 7876944 or George Hamilton at 6416060. This seminar is offered by UNH Cooperative Extension in collaboration with USDA Risk Management Agency. FORAGE QUALITY WORKSHOP SET A Forage Quality Workshop has been set for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. This event will be held at the Granite State Room at UNH Cooperative Extension's Office, at 625 Main St., Lancaster. Please register for this free event with the Coos County Conservation District at 788- 4651, ext. 5 or email [email protected] Topics covered at this event will begin at 9 a.m. with registration, 9:30 welcome and introductions, 9:45 Soil Health and Quality with Joe Homer, Introduction to New Hampshire Soils, Basic Functions of Soil/ Soil Properties, Permeability, water holding capacity and soil structure, Cornell Soil Health Test and Web Soil Survey, 10:45 Establishing/Restoring Fields and Pasture with Dan Hudson, Challenges of Reclaiming Land, Selecting Forage Species for your management, 11:45 Lunch; Sponsored by Resource Management, Inc., 12:30 p.m. Fertility Practices–Nutrient Management Andrew Carpenter, Alternative Soil Amendments– Benefits of Wood Ash and Biosolids, 1:30 p.m., Evaluating Forage Quality with Dan Hudson, Forage Testing and Interpreting Forage Analysis, 2:30 p.m., Open Discussion, 3 p.m. Adjourn. CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERT The newly re-formed Community Choral Society, with Bud Hikel conducting, has set the rehearsal dates for its December Candlelight Community Christmas Concert. All rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. and are centrally located in Canaan so that singers from Pittsburg to Columbia and Norton to Errol will be able to be included. Sharon Pearson is the accompanist on keyboards. Rehearsal dates: Sunday, Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Dec. 7. The Community Christmas Concert is a North Country tradition that has taken place for many years pulling together singers from all over the region. This (Continued on page 11) Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Page 11 Community News (Continued from page 10) year the concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 in Canaan’s 140-year-old historic Grace Church. Grace Community Church is an independent and non-denominational community church open to people of all beliefs. Additional information and updates are available at www.TheGraceCommunityChurch.org or on Facebook at GraceCommunityChurchVT. The Colebrook selectmen hosted a second informational meeting on Wednesday night, informing the public of the current status of the Main Street rehabilitation project and the Safe Routes to School project. More meetings are expected before voters are asked to raise funds at March Town Meeting. Charles Jordan photo. Students at Stratford School took part in many Halloween activities on Oct. 31, including parading around the gym in their costumes. They also enjoyed Halloween stories with guest readers and a song and dance from the chorus. Kathy Roth photo. STUDENTS PLAN FOR WASHINGTON, D.C., TRIP The students at Stewartstown Community School who will be attending the American Heritage Tour next May had their first fundraising planning meeting recently. School chaperone MaryAnn Neary welcomed the students and parents. Many ideas were discussed and all are looking forward to an exciting year of fundraising. It was decided that the students would take part in the selling of items from Nature’s Vision catalogs. This company’s slogan is “Fundraising for a Greener World” and many items support different environmental groups. The items include Tshirts, towels, fleece throws, bulbs, kitchen items and many more. Other fundraisers include a food sale at the school during the upcoming elections, their annual craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at SCS, a Christmas shopping day for the entire school, and more. The students are very much looking forward to again honoring our area veterans with a free breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at Monadnock Congregational Church on Main Street in Colebrook. There will probably be more fundraisers after the New Year, but this is what has been planned for far. If you have any questions or want to help or take part in any of the ideas, feel free to contact MaryAnn Neary at SCS at 246-7082. Page 12 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Community News Where’s Waldo? Here’s Waldo! Waldo Hicks of LaPerle’s IGA knew just how to dress for Halloween. Charles Jordan photo. Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Page 13 Page 14 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 North Country Photo Album Kids Converged On Kiwanis Annual Halloween Party Photos by Sarah Cummings Left photo: The Kiwanis Club of Colebrook held its Annual Halloween Party at the Colebrook gymnasium last Friday evening on Halloween. Right photo: Kiwanis President Lori Cotnoir, at right, took a moment to pose with Bonnie Day, a devil in a masquerade mask with dreadlocks during the party last Friday night. Left photo: The little ones were adorable as a firefighting dalmatian, Mr. Frederickson from the movie “UP” and a bumblebee. Right photo: Among the variety of costumed tots was this delightful skeleton. Three-year-old Edyn Tillotson dressed as a beautiful Macaw and won first place for the age three to five category during the Kiwanis Halloween party. Left photo: Taking first place for age six to eight category was Mandilynn Howland, Shaylynn Fuller was third and Jaida Santiago was second. Middle photo: Oscar Howland took second place for the age 12 and up category. Right photo: Alexis Keyser admires her second place prize for her witch costume in the age 9 to 11 category. Friday, November 7, 2014 Business (Continued from page 6) at the gala ball, the grand finale event of the Convention. Exit Realty Trailblazers is located at 5 Glen Ave., Berlin and 74 Main St., Lancaster.For more information, call 326-7450 or 788-4800, or visit the website www.ExitRealtyTrailblazers. com. DISASTER PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR BUSINESS North Country Council and the North Country Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present a workshop geared towards business owners on Nov. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in Colebrook. The workshop will focus on the North Country Council’s Disaster Resiliency Coordination Project, which is aimed at working with businesses around the The Colebrook Chronicle region to facilitate long-term disaster resiliency and recovery efforts. Disasters such as power outage, flood, and IT system and supply chain failure can all have devastating financial effects on businesses. Businesses can reduce damages and the time it takes to get back to business by creating a plan. Come learn about how the project can be of assistance to you! North Country Council will also share highlights of their findings from their recent 2014 business preparedness survey conducted in the region. This event is free and open to the public. Business owners are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Britni at [email protected] or call 237-8939 to register. The event will be held in the community room at Indian Stream Health Center on Corliss Lane. Attendees may park in the upper level and enter through the main entrance. Outdoors HUNTERS SUCCESSFUL IN MOOSE HUNT New Hampshire’s 2014 moose season wrapped up on Sunday, Oct. 26. Preliminary figures show that 91 hunters succeeded in taking their moose during the nine-day season. With a total of 127 permits issued, this represents a statewide success rate of 72 percent. The breakdown for the harvest this year was 57 bulls (63 percent) and 34 cows (37 percent). Final season results will be available upon completion of registration data entry and analysis. Around the state this year, preliminary numbers show moose hunters having an 81 percent success rate in the Con- necticut Lakes Region; 79 percent in the North Region; 64 percent in the White Mountain Region; 68 percent in the Central Region; 80 percent in the Southwest Region; and 40 percent in the Southeast Region. Check out a growing gallery of photos and stories from this year's successful New Hampshire moose hunters at http://www.huntnh.com/Huntin g/Hunt_species/hunt_moose. htm. Want some ideas for how to use all that moose meat? Check out a video of Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau demonstrating a moose cheese steak sandwich recipe at http://youtu.be/r5xbH W9B_bU?list=UUVqyvPVbcq9d m96OZpNL8dg. Page 15 Page 16 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 North Country Photo Album Groveton Recreation Dept. Halloween Party Photos by Samantha McMann A Groveton Fire Dept. pumpkin created by Riley Riendeau. Gracelynn Rowell was first place in the age zero-three prettiest category. Right out of the rock band KISS, Logan McCarthywon first place for prettiest in the age four-plus group. Animal Cyrus Hibbard won third place for funniest in the age zero to three category. Left photo: Kardir Warren won first place for funniest in the age four-plus group. Middle: Konner Hand won third place in the most horrible category for the age four-plus group. Right photo: The Outback Family with little Madelyn Benoit winning second place for most original in the age zero to three group. Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Page 17 Around The Region Children had a blast making yummy treats at the Sawyerville Baptist's Children's Community Club. Corey Bellam photo. Armand Audit gave us a call to check out the home of his son, Daniel Audit, on Church Street in Sawyerville. We weren’t disappointed when we saw the spooky and elaborate result of his hard work, just in time for Halloween festivities. Corey Bellam photo. We visited the Proxim Pharmacy in Cookshire on Halloween to find employees all dressed up in costume. We came in contact with Lucie Roberge, Linda Cragg, Guylaine Beaulieu and one of their customers, Mrs. Busque. They were more than happy to pose for our camera. Corey Bellam photo. Apple bobbing at the Sawyerville Baptist's Children's Community Club, held every second Saturday along with many activities for both young and old. Corey Bellam photo. ST. ANDREW’S FALL TEA The Chronicle attended a Fall Tea event at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lennoxville this past Saturday. This tea event served two purposes. It gave the public a good chance to get together for a spot of tea and a tasty lunch. It also was a fundraiser for two young ladies, Heather Major and Ashley Symes. These two young ladies are students at Alexander Galt Regional High School in Lennoxville, where they are trying to raise money to help pay for a trip they are going on next April. They will be going along with a group of students on a trip of a lifetime to France and many other places of interest over there. This trip is part of their history lessons at school. It will be an 11-day tour of the many regions over there. They will be visiting battlefields, museums, and of course, sampling the unique foods. We took the time to chat with these girls, and they are certainly looking forward to their trip next spring. (Continued on page 18) Page 18 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Around The Region (Continued from page 17) The Church hall was packed and everyone was enjoying their social time, but above all they were supporting our area youth in their learning. (This reporter would like to add that I go to a lot of events involving food with my work, and this event was one of the best I've ever been to. The service was super, and the food was awesome.) –Corey Bellam REMEMBRANCE DAY CHORAL EVENSONG A choral evensong in commemoration of Remembrance Day will take place on Nov. 9 at St. George's Anglican Church, Lennoxville, 4 Queen Street. The event starts at 4 p.m., and a wine and cheese reception follows. Music will be provided by by T. Tertius Noble and Tomas Luis Vittori. Hymns sung will be “O God Our Help in Ages Past,” “The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended,” and “Abide With Me.” Leslie Martin Young will play the Saint Anne Fugue in E-flat Major by J. S. Bach (16851750) as a postlude. SCOTT WOODS CHRISTMAS SHOW Join Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band for a fast-paced, uplifting show that will open your heart to the joy of the season. This two-hour live presentation celebrates Christmas Tradition with oldtime fiddling, sensational step dancing, seasonal songs, inspirational stories, trick fiddling, family humor and more. Special performances featuring the warm, rich vocals of Gary and Nadine Boles and 14-year-old singing, fiddling and step dancing sensation Amanda MacInnis, make this show too good to miss. Scott Woods is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, two-time winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship as well as Fiddle Entertainer of the Year. He is known affectionately across Canada as ‘The Flippin’ Fiddler’ and tours extensively across the country every year raising funds for churches, charities and community service organizations. To date, over $2 million has been raised for these groups Making a very special guest appearance is 17-year-old Courtney Drew of Cookshire-Eaton. Courtney has studied classical violin since the age of seven and soon discovered a passion for playing old-time fiddle music. She recently graduated from high school receiving the Governor General's Academic Medal with a 97.15 percent average. Courtney is part of a Praise and Worship team and plays fiddle music regularly with her brother This Halloween, the streets of Sawyerville were packed with little creatures, some very spooky and some very cute. Left photo: Kaely and Kiana Morrison and their mother Samantha pose for the camera between trick-or-treating. Right photo: Two-year-old Lincoln Lowry the tiger. He gave us a ferocious growl. Corey Bellam photos. and parents for dances, at retirement homes and for many community events. “Scott Woods Christmas Tradition” takes place Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. at Alexander Galt Regional High School in Sherbrooke, Que. Advance tickets are on sale at Fleuriste Lennoxville 159 rue,Queen or call (819) 5648960 or toll free 1-855-SCOTTWOODS (855-726-8896). Adult $25, Child age 6-12 $10, Children age 5 and under admitted free. Complete tour schedule available at www.scottwoods.ca. –Corey Bellam ISLAY MIST CEILIDH AT WEEKS LIBRARY NOV. 16 Get ready to kick up your heels to the sounds of the North Country’s own Celtic music ensemble Islay Mist Ceilidh when the group appears in a free concert at Weeks Memorial Library on Main Street in Lancaster this month. At 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, the group will be putting on a concert filled with jigs, reels, strathspeys and more from the Celtic world, as well as a mix of beautiful airs from Scotland, Ireland and beyond. Islay Mist Ceilidh has been drawing a growing following over the years through its annual appearances at the Lancaster Fair, the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts’ Winter Warmers series in Colebrook, as well as numerous appearances at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The group is delighted to make this return appearance at Weeks Library. Based in Lancaster, the group draws its members from all over the region, including not only Lancaster, but Whitefield, Littleton, Randolph, Clarksville, Jefferson, Milan and Dalton. They perform on violin, cello, guitar, flute, penny whistle, accordion and bodhran. Tunes include “Flowers of Edinburgh,” “Calliope House,” “Stan Chapman’s Jig,” “Mari’s Wedding,” “The Silver Spire,” “The Parting Glass” and many more. You can find more about Islay Mist Ceilidh by visiting its webpage at www.islaymistceilidh.weebly. com or finding it on Facebook. “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” COMING TO LANCASTER Colonel Town Players presents “The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” the second and third weekend of November at the Lancaster Town Hall. The show is not suitable for children and contains adult content and language. Shows are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, and 14 and 15. Show times are 2 p.m. for the matinee on Sunday, Nov. 9; all other shows are at 7:30 p.m. It is directed by Deborah Osborne and produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, N.Y. Everyone remembers the movie from the 1970s which became one of the campy flicks The Cookshire-Eaton Fire Dept. Station 2 in Sawyerville were passing out treats. Above is Lt. Louis Laroche, snowman Caleb Campagna, little angel Marie-Jeanne Campagna, and FirefighterFirst Responder Bradley Hodge. Corey Bellam photo. of the decade, poking fun at the great Universal Studios monster films of the 1930s and ’40. Well, producer Mel Brooks has gone back and retooled his film into a musical for the stage and the Col. Town Players’ offering will be the first time it will be staged in this region. This fall’s madcap, ribald, and vaudeville-ian take on the great tale of the disastrous pur- suit of God-like powers is sure to please–but does it all end up okay this time? With Mel Brooks, the journey is the show and hilarity accompanies each step and mis-step. From mere mis-pronouncing to mistakes of abnormal proportions, song and dance give us fear and love and bring together young Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Mike (Continued on page 19) Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Around The Region (Continued from page 18) Perry), the assistant to end all assistants Igor (Connor MacDonald), and that other assistant for all time Inga (Nora Gair), the past assistant Frau Blucher (Anne Stapleton), the fiancee Elizabeth (Naomi Going), the monster (Grant Fuller), the castle town’s Inspector Kemp (Nathan Gair), and villagers, medical students, nurses, Transylvanian ancestors, and a couple of horses. Alice Price, Lenora Conway and Grace Reynolds enjoyed their tea at a special fundraiser event at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lennoxville, Que., this past Saturday. Corey Bellam photo. Heather Major and Ashley Symes served a lunch to remember at a tea social fundraiser to help pay for a trip they are going on to France next April. Corey Bellam photo. AUXILIARIES JOINT CRAFT FAIR PLANNED The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2520 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will be sponsoring a Craft Fair/Bake Sale on Nov. 15, to be held at the VFW Post in Berlin. All proceeds from this event will be use to benefit the programs of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary programs. We are currently seeking Crafters; tables will be supplied at $10 a spot. If interested, please contact Deb at 449-2000. There will be a children’s table, where children from the ages of 5 to 10 years of age with the assistance of volunteer elves, will be able to purchase gifts for Mom and Dad. Anyone wishing to make donations to the children’s table can contact Daniele at 723-5309 or Darlene at 466-3352 to arrange for pick up or drop off. We are looking for small and simple items that a child would like for their Mom or Dad. As well as crafters and a children’s table, the Auxiliaries will sponsor a 50/50 raffle, Cookbooks will be on sale and Rada knives, Bake Tables with lots of homemade items of cakes, cookies and pies, Lunch will be provided for a fee, and an early visit from Santa. Any member wishing to help or participate, please contact Sharon at 752-4276 for the VFW Auxiliary or Linda at 723-3907 for the American Legion Auxiliary. FARMERS’ MARKET WINTER DATES After a busy summer in the park, the Lancaster Farmers Market will move inside for Nov. 8 and 15 and Dec. 6 and 20. Many of your favorite summer vendors will be on hand selling their wares–from apples, veggies, bread, pastries, eggs, meat, and cheese to beautifully crafted wool clothing, stained glass, soy candles, jewelry, wooden bowls and cutting boards and so much more. The market will be held at the Lancaster Town Hall from 9 a.m.-12 noon. It’s a great time to fill your pantries for the winter and search for the right gift for the holiday season. Mary McBurney and her husband Craig, Mary Harbinson, Mac Burns, and Tony Ord were hard at work hosting Halloween activities for the children at the Sawyerville Baptist Church Children’s Community Club. Corey Bellam photo. Page 19 Page 20 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Obituaries Robert J. Burns ROBERT J. BURNS WEST STEWARTSTOWN– Robert John Burns of West Stewartstown passed away on Sunday evening, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Stewartstown on Jan. 31, 1928, to Benjamin and Lena (Caron) Burns. In 1949 he married Norma Huggins of Pittsburg and they had five children: Toni (Wayne) Dyer of Groton, Vt., Robert (Carmen) Burns II of Rumney, Philip (Susan) Burns of York, Me., Sharon (Peter) Rogers of Wells, Me., and Sheila (Gerald “Chip”) Miller of Bristol. Robert and Norma have 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister, Gladys (Stephen) Morrow of Dover, and a brother, Hasen (Jeannine) Burns of West Stewartstown. He is predeceased by a sister, Edna Michaud, and two brothers, Leroy and Roland Burns. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Atlanta in the Pacific just after World War II. Following military duty, he eventually took employment at the Beecher Falls Division of Ethan Allen where he served many years as the log buyer, traveling throughout the greater New England area. Robert served his community as Commissioner of the water precinct in Stewartstown for 44 years. He was also an avid trapper, carrying several years of licenses in his wallet. He remarked with satisfaction a few days ago, while sitting in the camp he built and greatly enjoyed, “This is a pretty good camp.” Calling hours were on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. A funeral was held at 1 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 5, at the Independent Baptist Church in West Stewartstown, with Pastor Matthew Coons officiating. A committal service immediately followed at the Pittsburg Hollow Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Robert may be made to the Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 218, W. Stewartstown, NH 03597. Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to www.jenkinsnewman.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. Home of Plymouth and Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home of Colebrook. Marjorie Caron Irene Holt IRENE HOLT PLYMOUTH–Irene Mary Holt, 74, a resident of Plymouth, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at her home. Irene was born on March 31, 1940, in Colebrook, to Ellen Josephine O’Leary Holt of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, Ireland and Charlie Willard Holt of Dummer. A graduate of Colebrook Academy in 1958, Irene worked for several years in the Colebrook Superintendent’s Office. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Plymouth State College in 1979. Irene taught business education at Winnisquam Regional High School and Moultonborough Academy before returning to Plymouth State College to complete her Master’s degree in Education. Having accomplished this goal, she taught for several years at Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass. Prior to her retirement in 2000, Irene taught at the Court Reporting Institute of Dallas in Dallas, Tex., where she had relocated to be closer to her daughter. As an animal lover, Irene contributed to animal welfare organizations and provided a loving home for three Cocker Spaniels, Erin, Erica and Precious. She is survived by her brother, Richard Holt, of Colebrook, and daughter, Jane (Bouthillier) Sanzone of Denton, Tex. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Elaine (Holt) Brooks of Portsmouth. A funeral Mass will be held for Irene at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Colebrook on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 10 a.m., followed by burial at St. Brendan’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Irene’s memory be made to Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England, Inc., P.O. Box 162, Greenfield, NH 03047 (www.csrne.org). Funeral arrangements are in the care of Mayhew Funeral MARJORIE CARON NORTH STRATFORD—Marjorie H. Caron, 69, of North Stratford, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2014, at home. She was born in Columbia on July 8, 1945, a daughter to Bernard and Josephine (Grant) Harding. She attended the local schools and graduated from Stratford High School in 1962. She then attended Franklin Pierce Business College. Marjorie spent her early years raising her family. At a professional level for many years, she was also a CNA and a wellknown local caregiver for her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed her work very much. Her hobbies included writing songs and poetry, and she enjoyed crochet as a craft. Marjorie was a very active member of the First Baptist Church and her faith was important to her. She leaves behind two daughters, Nicole Caron and Kim Caron and her partner, Kris Hardung, all of Henderson, Nevada; her mother, Josephine Harding of North Stratford; the father of her two daughters to whom she always remained close, Bob Caron of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Bernard Harding; two brothers, Larry and Bradley Harding; and her companion of many years, William Blanchard. There are no public calling hours. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in North Stratford with Pastor Cindy Grassi officiating. A private family committal will be on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Colebrook Village Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Marjorie may be made to the the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 28, North Stratford, NH 03590. Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to www.jenkinsnewman.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. CHARLES FALKENSTROM, JR. DALTON–Charles Bertel Falkenstrom, Jr., 67, of Faraway Road, died suddenly at his residence on Saturday morning, Nov. 1, 2014 He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Feb. 3, 1946, a son to Charles and Stephanie Falkenstrom. “Chuck,” as many people knew him, was raised in Bridgeport and is a graduate of Roger Ludlow High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon Chuck's discharge from the Army, he then attended the University of Connecticut where he graduated with an associate’s degree in marketing. In 1974 Chuck moved to Groveton and was employed as a meat cutter in the small markets in the surrounding towns of Groveton, Lancaster and Whitefield. In 1983 he bought his property in Dalton and continued his work as a meat cutter in the surrounding towns until settling into working at Mac’s Market. Chuck loved to cut wood primarily for his personal use, and it is told that if you went to visit and he was not in the house, he could be found out back cutting his wood. When he would have some time to get away, he would go to Bar Harbor, a place that he loved to visit. He also enjoyed music, so much as which when a song came on, he could tell you the name of the artist singing it and even the name of the first person who sang the song. Chuck was predeceased by his parents and a brother-in–law, Joseph Bodner. Family members include a daughter, Erica Whitcher of Meredith; a grandson, Everett Charles Whitcher; a sister, Mary Lou Bodner (Norce St. Onge) of Groveton; two nephews, Joseph Bodner of Groveton and Darrell Bodner and his son, Noah, of Groveton; also his faithful and loving companion Lab mix, Lucky. Visiting hours will be held Saturday morning, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Humane Society of ones choice. Please go to www.baileyfh.net for more information or to send an online condolence. Friday, November 7, 2014 Business Directory JP FRAMING JEFFREY PETTIT 603-237-5039 Stewartstown, NH Additions • Garages • Houses • Camps The Colebrook Chronicle Page 21 Page 22 The Colebrook Chronicle Classifieds For Sale Central Boiler E-Classic OUTDOOR FURNACES. Heat your entire home and hot water. EPA Qualified. Call today, 1-800-295-8301. 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Call (603) 636-1667 days or (603) 636-1304 nights. TFN http://www.marketplaceandsalvage.com/ Offering Local Produce & Products Apples AND Cider! Pine Boughs and Woodstoves! Open: Tues.-Fri. 9-5 Sat. 9-12 TFN For Rent Colebrook, Rte.26—Efficiency+, furnished, utilities incl., 6 months lease, two person max. occupancy. Proof of employment and references required. No smoking/no pets. $450/month. (207) 459-5087. Leave message. 11/21 Services Music Lessons: Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass, Dulcimer, and Voice. Children ages 5-8 for $60/month, includes instrumental rental. All other students, $75, instrument rental $15. Roberta’s Studio, (603) 331-1628. TFN Would like to haul your junk and unwanted vehicles. Call Rusty Edwards. (603) 237-5676. 7/31/15 LINE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUY 2 WEEKS, GET THE THIRD WEEK FREE! $4 per week for up to 30 words, 12 cents per word if over 30 words. 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Friday, November 7, 2014 The Colebrook Chronicle Outdoors YOUTH DEER HUNT WEEKEND RESULTS Preliminary reports show that young hunters succeeded in harvesting 367 deer during the 2014 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend in New Hampshire, down 24 percent from the 2013 total of 483. This unofficial total does not include information from all registration stations. The 2014 total is slightly above the average since the youth deer hunt began in 1999. The overall reported deer kill for New Hampshire through Nov. 2, 2014, with comparisons to the previous eight years, is posted at wildnh.com/Hunting/deer_hunt_take_November1.htm. These results include registrations through the first weekend of the muzzleloader season. The total estimated kill to date is 3,692, down 18 percent from this point last year. It is still the fourth highest total for this point of the season in the past nine years, exceeded only in 2012, 2013, and 2007. Grafton, Rockingham, and Hillsborough counties are showing the highest registrations to date. New Hampshire’s muzzleloader season continues through Tuesday, Nov. 11, and the regular firearm season opens on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Be sure to check the 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Digest for wildlife management unit specific regulations. “Deer breeding activity is picking up, so the next few weeks should provide prime hunting opportunities,” says Fish and Game Deer Project Leader Dan Bergeron. 86-year-old Knieland Wheeler of Pittsburg shot this doe near his property on Saturday, Nov. 1st on opening day of muzzleloader. He checked it in at Treats and Treasures in Pittsburg. Courtesy photo. During this year’s New Hampshire Youth Deer Weekend, the Rheinhardt family of Bow took to the woods after the last football game of the season. “Over the two-day hunt, we were able to introduce new hunters to the woods, participate in two youth hunters’ first deer success and watch our 11-year-old son harvest a deer many New Hampshire hunters wait a lifetime to shoot,” reported Megan Rheinhardt. Her son Wyatt's youth weekend deer was an eight-point whitetail buck that, after field dressing, weighed 212 lbs., making Wyatt eligible for New Hampshire’s Trophy Deer Program. See a photo at wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q4 /youthdeer.html. The Rheinhardt family has participated in New Hamp- shire’s youth deer hunt weekend for the past five years. “We are so proud of Wyatt and Myles for developing a passion for the outdoors,” Rheinhardt continued. “Hunting in the woods as a family is an activity I am so grateful for, and this year’s hunt has added to this appreciative feeling–allowing us to celebrate the outdoors and create memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime. Thank you for having a youth weekend in the state of New Hampshire that allows us an extra special time in the woods with our kids.” Page 23 Page 24 The Colebrook Chronicle Friday, November 7, 2014 Sports MOHAWKS END SEASON AT SEMIFINALS The Colebrook Mohawk girls faced Woodsville in the soccer semifinals match, held in Laconia last night. The game ended with a loss for the Mohawks, 1-0, ending their soccer season. The girls beat Newmarket on Sunday night during the quarterfinals game, which was held in Newmarket. The quarterfinals score of 4-3 brought the Mohawk girls into the semifinals–the first Mohawk girls to make it that far in nine years. The girls finished their season with 12 wins, three losses and one tie, and were the number five seed.
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