“Spring Fling” Fundraiser

“Spring Fling” Fundraiser by bringing love and laughter to the stage with the Footlights Theatre Touring Company and their production of CUPID’S ARROW.

This “hit”larious comedy will play for three shows only:

Friday, March 27th at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 28th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm . And, 100% of all ticket sales will go directly to the               Garrison Players Arts Center. CUPID’S ARROW has brought sold out audiences to a standing ovation at every performance, with many patrons returning to experience the show again. 

CUPID’S ARROW is about Jimmie Tate (Michael J. Tobin) and Fannie Lou (Gretchen G. Wood), two charming southern people who dive into the deep end of online dating late in life and try to come up winners! Logging onto Silver Southern Singles brings hilarity to the forefront as Jimmie and Fannie discover that you can meet, date and break up with someone without ever leaving the house.

This Award-Winning comedy that will bring lots of love, laughter and money to the Garrison Players. Purchase your tickets now by going online to www.garrisonplayers.org . You do NOT want to miss this very special event!

The Footlights Theatre Touring Company calls Falmouth, Maine home when they are not “out on the road”. Celebrating seven years of live theater, concerts, comedy, film and events, they are thrilled to bring CUPID’S ARROW to the Garrison Players stage.

Spring Auditions for Annie Jr!

Garrison Players Youth Ed is excited to announce auditions for their Spring production of Annie Jr! Actors (Ages 7-14) auditioning will be taught a dance combination and a 16-32 measure cut from the show from 5pm-6pm.
They will be asked to perform the dance in small groups. Then they will sing and read in the time slot chosen below. Please bring a headshot and resume if possible.

Please be dressed in clothes to move and appropriate dance shoes. If callbacks are necessary, auditioners will be asked to stay after auditions.


Monday, March 16th or Tuesday, March 17th (please only attend one)

5pm-6pm Dance Call and Learn 16-32 cut from the show
6pm-7:30pm Perform dance call in groups, sing the cut , and possibly read
7:30pm-8:00pm Callbacks if necessary

Ages 7-14 only. The cast will be no larger than 25 members. The cast will be notified through email by Friday, March 20th. The cast must accept or deny their role in the show within 24 hours of receiving their email.

$125 due at the first rehearsal

Rehearsals will begin on March 23rd. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm.

May 4th- May 7th evening rehearsals TBD

Friday, May 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 15th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17th at 2:00pm

Immediately after May 17th performance

Cornerstone VNA Achieves “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level Four

Cornerstone VNA Achieves We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four

Rochester, NH:  Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is proud to announce that their Hospice Care program has achieved Level Four status with the We Honor Veterans program, the highest recognition level of this important program.  This special recognition reflects Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. According to Kelly Doherty, RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC, ACHPN, Hospice & Palliative Care Director at Cornerstone VNA, “This hospice specific program allows us to better care for Veterans at end-of-life.” 


We Honor Veterans is a national Hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is better prepared to build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans and to strengthen partnerships with veteran organizations. In addition, they strive to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans living in their community and to network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models.


According to The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hospices can “earn their stars” and matching logo by completing activities for each of four levels of commitment. This allows VA staff and Veterans to easily identify hospices that have made a commitment to offer veteran-specific care and services provided by a competent and highly skilled workforce.


According to Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Nicolazzo, “At Cornerstone VNA, we are privileged to do whatever we can to honor veterans and their family members, and to express our gratitude to them for their gallantry at the end of their lives.” Cornerstone VNA has many Hospice Volunteers, including Paula Carr and Brue Larrabee, who are both veterans.  According to Bruce Larrabee, “Veterans aren’t looking for a handout, they’re looking for a hand.” As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is proud to give veterans a helping hand and the support they need at end-of-life.  


For more information about the We Honor Veterans program at Cornerstone VNA, contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Chaplain/Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133 x1239 or NNicolazzo@cornerstonevna.org.


Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Children’s Museum Receives Big Donation From Local Boutique

Children’s Museum Receives Big Donation From Local Boutique

Dover, NH (February 13, 2020) – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire received a donation of $6,075.60 this past Saturday from the Kittery, Maine resale boutique The Fabulous Find. Each month The Fabulous Find gives the proceeds of its sales to three different area nonprofits. The UNH Marine Docents program and the Seacoast Mental Health Center were also recipients of January 2020 profits. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire thanks Fabulous Find for helping to support it’s mission of actively engaging families in hands-on discovery. To learn more about the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, located in Dover, visit www.childrens-museum.org

About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org




The Award-Winning Art Center in downtown Dover, NH is showcasing a fine selection of local artists with its artist members’ show on display for the month of February.  The show opens with two of Robert Weinstein’s impressive pastel works.  On the left of the gallery are the mind boggling works of up and comer Brian Wagoner and longtime member Beth Wittenberg.  Prospero Eaton returns with three new works based on his favorite subject, cats. But, these are not your typical cute cat pictures, these are amazing contemporary pieces that seem delve into the psyche.  The rest of the main floor of the exhibit sports excellent work from resident artists Doug and Nettie Vaughan, Stephen Godlieb, Juleen Stacy and Tim Gilbert and new Art Center members, photographer Vera Kaufman and painter Deborah Janelle.  Also highlighted are two works by the first winner of the 2020 Art Center Artist in Residence Program, Sarah M. Cassani.


The Art Center is unique in that it has a stage which is used for a variety of purposes: musical recitals, poetry readings, plays, and most recently, a wedding. For this exhibit, Eddie Langlois’ mixed-media sculpture ‘Kite Boy’ seems in flight as visitors mount the steps to the stage area.  Three of his other mix-media works arrest your attention while inviting a closer look.  On the right of the stage are the beautiful floral paintings of JoAnn Rohde and to the left are new pieces by Seth Hamor who has expanded his artistic repertoire to include dendritic prints.  Alisa Marie continues her lovely atmospheric waxwork paintings and Beverly Perkins Tower shows ‘Bull’s Eye’ which harkens to her strong body of existing work and a new piece ‘Maine Winter 2020’ in painted in acrylic, perhaps signifying an exciting new direction for this artist’s creativity.


The Art Center will hold an Artists Reception for members, guests and visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 15th. The Art Center is located at 1 Washington Street, Suite 1177 in Dover, NH.  The exhibit will be on display until February 29th. Parking is available.  Visit The Art Center website at www.theartcenterdover.com or call (603) 978-6702 for more information.  To catch the latest news and events, please follow “theartcenterdover” on Instagram and like “The Art Center” on Facebook.




The Award-Winning Art Center in downtown Dover, NH received a generous donation from Peter Henry of Market Square Jewelers for the 2020 calendar year to support three artists’ creative development for four months each. We are proud to announce that the first winner of The Art Center – Artist in Residence Program is Sarah M. Cassani!

Sarah was born and raised right here on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School and completed her undergraduate studies at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design where she received her BFA in Illustration. She went on to work professionally as a graphic designer, letterpress printer and fine artist. Currently, Sarah is working in oil paint creating still lifes of botanical subjects. The walls of her Art Center studio are already covered with lovely, colorful botanical artworks. During the next four months she plans to continue to paint flowers from life, but also start experiments in painting heirloom pieces as subject matter. As a printer of letterpress stationery, she has novel ideas to experiment with reproduction methods to transfer her artwork onto cards and stationery.

Sarah wrote after being notified of her acceptance, “I am absolutely delighted to be chosen for the Artist Residency at The Art Center. This residency will be an incredible opportunity to stretch my potential as a fine artist. As a member of The Art Center, I have admired the great work being done here, and I look forward to working alongside all of the talented resident artists in the space. I am also excited to attend classes at The Art Center, and assist with events happening within the gallery space. I see many benefits of being immersed in a community of other working artists, and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity.”

All of the members of The Art Center community take great pleasure in welcoming Sarah M. Cassani to The Art Center for the next four months and know she will create wonderful artwork during her time with us. If you would like to see Sarah’s work in person you are welcome to visit The Art Center Monday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2PM.

The Art Center is located at 1 Washington Street, Suite 1177 in Dover, NH. Visit The Art Center website at www.theartcenterdover.com or call (603) 978-6702 for more information. To catch the latest news and events, please follow “theartcenterdover” on Instagram and like “The Art Center” on Facebook.

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire Car or Cash Raffle

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire Car or Cash Raffle

Raffle Tickets on Sale Feb. 1 through Tuesday, May 19

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s annual car raffle fundraiser is back! 725 tickets are available for purchase and tickets are on sale for only $100. The winner can choose between a black 6-speed manual 2020 Nissan 370Z coupe (MSRP $35,215) or a metallic grey 2020 Nissan Leaf S model automatic 100% fully electric car (MSRP $34,610)  – OR $20,000 cash. Anyone who purchases a raffle ticket between now and February 25th will automatically be entered into a weekly giveaway for an additional raffle ticket. One name will be drawn each Tuesday, through February 25. Increase your chances of winning by purchasing your raffle tickets early! To purchase tickets, visit www.childrens-museum.org. Winning tickets will be drawn at a free event for all purchasers on Tuesday, May 19 at Port City Nissan in Portsmouth. This raffle fundraiser is sponsored Port City Nissan, Rock 101, Z107 and 96.7 News Radio.

STEM Saturday

STEM Saturday features Paper Airplanes on Saturday, February 22 at 2pm in the Dover Public Library. Join us to design, build and compete with paper airplanes.  Learn about the aerodynamics and the four forces acting on a flying object namely: LIFT, WEIGHT, DRAG and THRUST. Prizes awarded for longest flight and most creative. All materials provided. Grade K and up invited.

Saturday Dinner

Saturday Dinner at St Johns United Methodist Church on February 22nd from 4:30 to 6pm. This month menu: Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, apple stuffing, corn, peas and homemade dessert. Adults $9, Seniors and Vets $8, children 12 and under $4. Call 742-3046. All are welcome.

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