Cooking up a storm

Camp cooks keep hungry kids fed all summer long

NEW DURHAM — Years ago, when Patrice Mitchell was looking for a summer job, a friend asked if she'd be interested in cooking for a summer camp. "I thought, how hard could it be?" Mitchell said. "If you could cook hamburgers for a family of four, you'd just multiply that for what you needed. Well, then I found out how hard it can be."...more>

Making back to school a little easier

Community generosity keeps Project Backpack going strong

ALTON — Who doesn't remember the days when going back to school was an exciting event? Many young kids looked forward to the start of school, as it meant new backpacks and new school supplies to get ready for the year ahead. There was a measure of excitement about the whole thing. That's what prompted Purr Whalley to start Project Backpack just about a decade ago and it's what inspires Kelly Sullivan and the Alton Central School Parent Teachers Student Association to keep it going these days....more>

Huppe, Rogers lead the charge in Barnstead

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Firefighters Association hosted its third annual 5K road race on Saturday. This year, the race proceeds went toward the Jacob Weber Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the former Barnstead firefighter who passed away last year. Many of Weber's family members were in attendance and took part in the race....more>
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