Dave Treat, far right, of the Hampstead Conservation Commission heads out with a small group of hikers on the group’s annual Turkey Buster through the West Road Conservation trails. The group walked off their Thanksgiving meal from the day before on Friday morning.
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Chris Goyette and Avery Becker took advantage of the “If You Come…We Will Build It” program on Saturday at the Hampstead Public Library. Engineers of all ages were invited to have fun building with construction materials provided and let their imaginations help construct whatever came to mind. Photo by Chris Paul
Devin Moisan, left, and George Foster were at Sandown Town Hall on Saturday for the annual Lions Club fundraiser, where residents brought in antiques to be professionally appraised. The two are shown estimating the value of some old promotional items. Photo by Chris Paul
Sandown Central School students Meagan Adams and Mary Grace Bailey check out a live lobster that was brought to the school last week by the University of New Hampshire Marine Docent Program. The lobster was one of the enrichment day areas the kids were able to view during their “Day of the Coast.” See story […]
The Phantom of the Opera made his final appearence to the large crowds that gathered in front of the barn of Beverly and Charlie Lindsey in Chester on a very wet Halloween evening. See additionl photos on page 9 in this weeks edition.
The annual Parent Teacher Student Association’s (PTSA) Halloween Party for Hampstead Central School students, preschool through Grade 4, was held Friday, Oct. 25, at Hampstead Middle School. With the new venue, attendees spread out over a number of rooms and enjoyed dancing, games, crafts and food. Pictured, Riley Carter and Kaylie Sheahan have a blast […]
Avery Barcelos, a first grader at Hampstead Central School, takes part in the Unified Arts Butterfly Presentation on Friday, Oct. 18. The event involved the entire first grade, combining art, music, and physical education in discovering the life cycle of a butterfly. See additional photos on page 9 in this weeks edition.
The Pinkerton Academy-maintained boardwalk through the Atlantic white cedar swamp at Forsaith Forest in Chester lets visitors see rare trees and other species without getting their feet wet. The protected area near North Pond is heralded for its early fall colors and its ancient black gum trees.
A small group of hardy residents made their way to the Chester Congregational and Baptist Churches Blessing of the Animals service on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The service was the 17th for Pastor Beverly Lindsey and is held in recognition of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.
Some of the first of the 400 scarecrows expected to go on display this month made their way onto the lawns in town this week as the annual Chester Historical Society fundraiser begins to show off residents’ creativity. Don and Jackie Brown set up this Wizard of Oz theme on Route 102. See more photos […]
It was a steep climb for Chester Academy eighth graders as they hiked to the summit of Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey on Friday. Skye Enos, front, takes a break as the group nears the good views. See story and additional photos on page 8 of this weeks edition.
Isabel Povey, 9, came to the annual Hampstead Junior Olympics dressed for success, as she leaped over one of the hurdles in the obstacle course event at Depot Fields. This was just one of the many challenges that youths aged 6-17 took part in on Saturday. See additional photos on page 9 of this weeks […]
The annual Chester Town Fair took place on Saturday with one of the newer events being the Ugliest Chicken completion. Above, Kia Simpson, Dara Brown, Lucy Simpson and Phaedra Brown decide on which chicken to cast their vote for. See story and additional photos on pages 8 and 9. Photo by Chris Paul
School is back in session at Hampstead Middle School, and as a tradition the students enjoy a Family Picnic to ease back into the routine of classes. Famlies were invited to school to meet staff and enjoy the day. Pictured, seventh grader John McCarthy takes a swing at a teather ball as Matt Albetski watches. […]
Chester Academy kicked off the start of the school year with its annual Back to School Barbecue. Students played games, ate dinner, and met with faculty and friends before the first day of school on Wednesday. Annabel Veale, pictured, won the hula hoop contest. See additional photos page 8.
Kit Plummer readies the Hazelton Orchards over the weekend as another fruit picking season is underway. Apples are still a few weeks away from picking but peaches from the orchard are already being sold at the farm stand. See story page 9.
Kylie Glassman, 6, had a ball at this year’s Old Home Day in Sandown as she sprang 20 feet in the air on a Bungee Jump that was new to the fair this year. There were plenty of fun activities for young and old to enjoy this year. See story and photos on pages 8 […]
Emily Paradis, 8, cruises across the finish line to victory during last week’s Olympic Games Week at the Sandown Recreation Summer Camp at the town’s recreation field. Emily was representing Russia, one of the 10 countries in the activity. See more photos page 9 of the Tri-Town Times Newspaper.
Chester Recreation Summer Program participants roasted marshmallows during last week’s “Hunger Games” themed events week. Groups worked on a variety of skills during the week, with games taking place on Friday. See additional photos page 9.
Katrina Jordan of Danville was quite comfortable on Friday, July 19 at Wason Pond in Chester. Temperatures approched 100 degrees during the recent heatwave in the area, leaving residents in search of ways to stay cool.