2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program sign ups for Durham, begin June 13th and runs from Monday June 27th thru Friday July 29th. Joint Library Programs with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries on Thursdays at 10:30 am include Steve Blunt, Frisbee Dogs, Wildlife Encounters, Eric Carle Museum Drawing program, Squam Lake Aquatic Critters and the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Learn more at www.durhampubliclibrary.org.
Vennard Recognized as Volunteer Manager of the Year
Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is pleased to announce that Ann Vennard, Assistant Director of Advancement, was recognized as the 2022 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year during the annual Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism on May 10th.
Participants of this 3-day virtual conference, which was attended by nearly 300 individuals from New Hampshire and across the country, received a warm welcome from Governor John Sununu, who also announced the Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year. “The work done by Ann exemplifies the very best of NH – going out of one’s way to care for others and provide a helping hand to those in our communities,” said Governor Sununu. “I could not be more proud to present Ann with [this award].”
Gretchen Stallings, Executive Director of Volunteer NH adds, “Ann’s dedication to the volunteers she supports is truly admirable. Volunteers are the backbone of so many wonderful organizations, including Cornerstone VNA, and they all deserve the special care that Ann pours into her program every day.”
Ann has been a volunteer manager at Cornerstone VNA for the past 6 years and has worked to build a comprehensive volunteer program that engages a variety of community members, from youth to older adults, as well as pet companion volunteers. According to Erika Lee, Director of Advancement at Cornerstone VNA, “Ann has done a tremendous job growing our volunteer program opportunities and making sure our volunteers have a successful and meaningful experience. I was proud to nominate her for this award and thrilled that she was honored as this year’s award recipient.”
Cornerstone VNA’s vibrant volunteer team is comprised of Companions, NH Senior Companions, Balance Coaches, Hospice, Music, Office, Pet Peace of Mind and Caregiver Café Facilitator volunteers. To learn more about volunteering at Cornerstone VNA, call 800-691-1133 x1109 or visit cornerstonevna.org/volunteer
Cornerstone VNA currently serves 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 109 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.
Craft and Vendor Fair on June 4th and 5th at the Milton Town Beach from 10am to 4pm. Event to benefit the Milton Town recreation dept.
Peddlers Wagon and Sage Farm Antiques will be at the Brimfield Antiques Show on May 28th and 29th with two full barns of vintage and antique treasures. The show is at the Deerfield Fairgrounds get your tickets at www.brimfieldlive.com.
Fort Constitution History Day on June 25th at Fort Constitution in Newcastle. Come visit the fort. We might even fire a cannon or two this day. More details to come.
Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, Sunday, June 12, 12:00 – 3:00 pm Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham. Join us to celebrate with an afternoon of outdoor fun with food trucks, live music and entertainment. Event is free and open to the public.
The Field of Honor, 550 flags putting heroism on display at Rochester Common will open on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 9am thru Tuesday morning, May 31, 2022. Each night at 7pm a bugler will play taps to commemorate members of all branches of the armed forces. A Memorial Day Ceremony with guest speakers will take place on Monday, May 30th beginning at 11am. All net proceeds help to fund Vouchers for Veterans.
Paws Walk with the NHSPCA on Sunday, June 5th at Stratham Hill Park. Come celebrate 150 years of the NHSPCA and the Paws Walk 30th year at the festival beginning at 10am. The Paws Walk at Noon. Find more info and register your team at https://nhspca.org/paws-walk/.
Madbury Historical Society
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00pm. The presenter will be Glenn Knoblock. The program will be “New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State”.
Madbury Historical Society
Tuesday, May 10, 7:00pm at the Madbury Town Hall. The presenter will be Pamela Weeks. The program will be “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell”.