Casting Call for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

Casting Call for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Wednesday, September 8, and Thursday, September 9 from 6:30pm–9:00pm at Garrison Players Arts Center, Corner of Roberts Road and Portland Ave (Rte 4), Rollinsford.

Some parts have been cast from our original 2019 production; however, we still have many parts to fill.

Needed: Singers of all ranges and ages for Madrigals who narrate and sing traditional Christmas carols.
Singing auditions specifically on September 9 with Music Director, Kathy Fink.

Also, Men aged 18–40 and Women 18 and up.  Singing and non-singing roles.
Small children for Tiny Tim age 6–9.

Questions: E-mail

Garrison Players Arts Center (GPAC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based community theatre group dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the area by presenting high-quality theatrical performances geared for family audiences. Established in 1953, the players encourage people of all ages to enjoy and participate in the many facets of the performing arts, and to help maintain the Garrison Players Arts Center. For more information about auditions, shows, or GPAC, visit the website at

Great Bay Services Unveils New Logo

Great Bay Services Unveils New Logo


Dover, NH/Sanford, ME – A lot has changed in 67 years. Great Bay Services was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who refused to send their children with disabilities to the state institutions. Today, the nonprofit is still on the forefront of innovative and progressive programs for adults with disabilities.  


To reflect the evolution of Great Bay Services, the nonprofit is unveiling a new logo, designed by Eileen Berezni.  It incorporates the same elements of the soaring seagull and the waves of Great Bay.  But rather than separating the pieces, the new logo unites the bird, waves and name in the same image. 


“We wanted to emphasize our longevity, our mission, and our name,” said Executive Director Pamela Layne.  “We are part of the community, not separate.  Rather than the seagull above Great Bay, the new logo shows that we are merged with the whole.”


The new logo also updated the color scheme, while still using the cool blue and green tones that have always represented Great Bay Services.


“Our organization is constantly developing,” added Layne.  “We wanted a logo that people didn’t associate with the old Great Bay Services, sheltered in Newington.  We operate all along the greater seacoast area from Hampton, NH to Portland, ME.  We serve not only our members, but their families, their employers, and other area nonprofits where our clients volunteer. We are part of the community, enriching the community – we are Great Bay.”


Tote bags featuring the new logo will be available for $15 by contacting 603-842-5344.  The bags were printed by Spectrum Designs, a New York based company which employs adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Any families with loved ones searching for adult services in New Hampshire or Maine are welcome to contact Great Bay Services at 603-842-5344.

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Volunteer Balance Coaches

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Volunteer Balance Coaches


Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, your local nonprofit home health and hospice care organization, is looking for volunteers to join their well-received ‘A Matter of Balance’ (MOB) program as a Volunteer Balance Coach.  MOB is designed to help community members manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity by attending a special 4-week program led by Balance Coaches.  Volunteer Balance Coaches are specially trained to help participants become more confident about managing falls, identify ways to reduce falls, and lead exercises to help increase strength and balance. According to Judy Goodnow, Cornerstone VNA Volunteer Balance Coach, “Participants really enjoyed the class and felt that it helped with their balance and stability.”


The next coaches training will take place on August 30 and 31, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Cornerstone VNA main office on 178 Farmington Road in Rochester, NH.  No previous experience is needed to become ‘A Matter of Balance’ Volunteer Coach.  Once trained, volunteers will be assigned in pairs to facilitate community balance programs that will take place over a 4-week period for two 2-hour sessions each week.  Volunteers are asked to facilitate at least two ‘A Matter of Balance’ programs per year.


If you are interested in joining this outstanding volunteer team, please contact Katie Michaud, MS, OTR/L at or 603-332-1133 x1186.  You can also find additional details at


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 108 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 or call 800-691-1133.

Ribbon Cutting and Splash Ceremony for Aqua Land

Ribbon Cutting and Splash Ceremony for Aqua Land & Restroom Facility

Wednesday, August 11th—-4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

Location: 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket…..Leo Landroche Community Park and Fields  

(Additional parking at Newmarket HS and 213 S. Main St.)

Lite and Rainbow Fun Refreshments will be served, compliments of Rexy’s Rainbow Cafe

No RSVP required for public; may watch the ceremony from behind the fence

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