Neighborhood Motion Partnership of Strafford County wins housing award
PORTSMOUTH — The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Higher Seacoast honored Neighborhood Motion Partnership of Strafford County with its 2022 Housing Management Award throughout a ceremony final week.
The Workforce Housing Coalition yearly acknowledges housing leaders making a distinction in the neighborhood. CAPSC was acknowledged for its dedication to serving to folks keep of their properties and off the streets, based on CAPSC Director of Neighborhood Companies Dan Clark.
“It’s really an honor to obtain this award and to be acknowledged by the coalition for the work that our crew is doing,” mentioned Clark. “Simply as a lot of an honor, nevertheless, is to be within the place to have the ability to assist so many individuals. The work we’re doing is such a small a part of the bigger resolution that’s wanted, however it has such a significant influence on folks. Whereas we want the necessity for this kind of help wasn’t as nice as it’s, we’re proud to have the ability to assist.”
The Workforce Housing Coalition honored CAPSC throughout its annual celebration and awards evening on Dec. 1 on the One Hundred Membership in Portsmouth.
In the course of the occasion, Bangor Financial savings Financial institution obtained this 12 months’s Enterprise Management Award, the City of Exeter was named the Municipal Management Award winner, the Portsmouth Housing Authority was honored with the Visionary Management Award, and Jay Childs was named Volunteer of the Yr.
For extra data on the right way to entry CAPSC’s applications and companies, please go to straffordcap.org. To donate to CAPSC and assist us assist our group, please go to straffordcap.org/annual-campaign.
Santa’s Fort returns to Dover
DOVER — Dover Youth to Youth is internet hosting its 15th annual Santa’s Fort on the McConnell Middle in downtown Dover for 3 days in the course of the Christmas season. Every evening kids and their households will be capable of stroll by way of a number of rooms in Santa’s Fort and meet Santa and lots of of his elves.
Youth to Youth college students appearing as elves will information guests by way of Rudolph’s secure, Santa’s toy room, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen and different elements of the Fort. The tour culminates with a go to with Santa. Alongside the tour, kids will likely be entertained by the elves and can gather small presents in every room. Households are welcome to deliver a digital camera and take footage or video in the course of the tour, and with Santa.
In the course of the first weekend, the occasion will likely be held on Friday, Dec. 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to six:30 pm. The Fort will conclude on Friday, Dec. 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. With a purpose to attend, pre-registration is required. Teams making a reservation have to be no bigger than six and embrace members of the family solely. To extend everybody’s security, teams attending will likely be spaced out greater than in previous years. To make a reservation go to: http://dovery2y.org/newsevents/santas-castle/
Santa’s Fort is designed for kids ages 9 and underneath, however the entire household is invited. The associated fee is a flat payment of $25 per reservation. Proceeds help the drug and alcohol prevention actions of Dover Youth to Youth. Entrance to Santa’s Fort will likely be from the Saint Thomas Road facet of the McConnell Middle (Door #7). Parking is out there within the parking zone positioned behind the Dover Public Library and on the road by the Dover District Court docket.
For added data, go to the Dover Santa’s Fort Fb web page, Youth to Youth’s site at www.DoverY2Y.org or name the Dover Police Division’s Neighborhood Outreach Bureau at 603-516-1501.
Portsmouth now accepting purposes for seasonal boat slips at Prescott Park Docks
PORTSMOUTH – The Metropolis of Portsmouth Clerk’s Workplace is now accepting purposes for the seasonal boat slips on the Prescott Park docks. The applying interval is now by way of Jan. 5, 2023 at 4 p.m. To obtain the applying package deal, go to: cityofportsmouth.com/websites
Annually, twelve boat slips are made obtainable for seasonal rental. Slips are first awarded to Portsmouth residents in a lottery drawing on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at 9 a.m. If there are any slips obtainable after the Portsmouth Resident drawing, a second lottery is then held for non-residents. Notification will likely be despatched out to the profitable candidates who’ve been chosen instantly after the drawing on Jan. 6.
Along with the seasonal slip leases, dock house can also be obtainable at Prescott Park for transient docking in the course of the boating season, April 2 by way of Nov. 1, 2023. For extra details about charges and insurance policies go to town web site Prescott Park web page: cityofportsmouth.com/prescottpark/prescott-park-docks.
Rochester Elks No. 1393 donates $4,000 to Share Fund
ROCHESTER — On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Matt Sanborn, Exalted Ruler, and Norm Gervais, Lodge Secretary / Lodge Elks Nationwide Basis Chair from the Rochester, NH Elks Lodge No. 1393, introduced the Rochester Share Fund with a verify for $4,000. This donation was made attainable by a Beacon Grant obtained from the Elks Nationwide Basis. Accepting the donation have been Share Fund Representatives Skip Smith, Govt Director, and Jerry Rainville, chairman of the Board of Administrators.
The SHARE Fund reaches out to neighbors in our group who’re in want of assist throughout tough occasions, offers modern program companies to information households on a path to self-sufficiency, and refers them to different businesses and assets when eligible, thus maximizing help. One of many applications administered by the SHARE Fund is Gerry’s Emergency Meals Pantry. Final 12 months the pantry noticed a 93% improve in households served by the pantry.
The SHARE Fund started practically 30 years in the past as an outreach ministry of Our Girl of the Holy Rosary Church in Rochester and has been an emergency in addition to important service supplier for low-income residents struggling to fulfill their fundamental wants.
In 2008, the SHARE Fund turned an impartial 501(c)3 public charity non-profit, managed by its Govt Director and Board of Administrators.
In 2020, the Somersworth Share Fund turned a part of our group. The SHARE Fund serves neighbors from Wakefield to Farmington, Rochester to Somersworth, all with care and help to be a hand up not only a hand out in occasions of want. SHARE Fund offers help with clothes, diapers, and meals for our neighbors in want. Our teaching and steerage permits households to turn out to be financially self-sufficient, lessening the burden on different native and regional help companies. The SHARE Fund addresses urgent monetary crises by providing help with fundamental wants of meals, reasonably priced housing, utilities, clothes, and medical wants. These are the elemental wants that each particular person deserves, no matter race, ethnicity, non secular beliefs, incapacity, age, gender, or sexual orientation. SHARE Fund does all of this by way of its devoted crew of three part-time workers, over 30 volunteers, and with the monetary help of native authorities, civic organizations, companies, and people.
For more information concerning the Share Fund and the Elks, go to sharefund.org/programsandservices and elks.org.
Seacoast Science Middle receives New England Museum Affiliation Excellence Award
RYE — Seacoast Science Middle publicizes that it was chosen as a 2022 recipient of a New England Museum Affiliation Excellence Award, chosen for its newly opened exhibition, Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine: A Place of Urgency and Hope.
“We’re honored to obtain this recognition,” mentioned Jim Chase, chief govt officer. “The Gulf of Maine is a vibrant and productive ecosystem, but it’s significantly impacted by local weather change and is warming sooner than a lot of the world’s oceans. By showcasing the Gulf’s astounding magnificence and biodiversity, and sharing tales of the implications of local weather change and mediation efforts going down, our aim is to evoke a deep appreciation for this ecosystem and inspire folks to take motion to protect and shield the Gulf of Maine and World Ocean.”
The idea, interpretation and fabrication of Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine—from plumbing to lighting—was executed in home by SSC workers. Multidisciplinary structure and design agency, Winter Holben, was an in depth associate serving to to deliver SSC’s conceptual imaginative and prescient to life, main the architectural renovation of the extremely complicated house and growing the experiential design of the exhibit itself.
Past a dramatic new entryway, guests encounter a compelling expanse of complimentary colours. Deep blue partitions and glowing tanks emulate our chilly, underwater marine surroundings whereas vibrant oranges characterize the rising presence and urgency of warming temperatures. Waves circulate by way of the exhibit as shapes on the partitions and types within the furnishings—currents connecting all of those components in a cohesive approach. The tanks, the true focus of the exhibit, at the moment are staged as a unified system of whimsical partitions and three-sided encasements.
Via curated moments like The Lobster Entice instructing station, Adrift within the Deep lovely jellyfish, and Cashes Ledge: Crown Jewel of the Gulf of Maine, which highlights this organic hotspot that helps a plethora of life not like anyplace else within the Gulf, the exhibit educates and delights each kids and adults.
Particular thanks go to Davis Conservation Basis, Companions Financial institution, UNH Sea Grant, and the people and SSC Board of Administrators, who generously supported this challenge. Thanks additionally go to Gaia Dwell, GetMaineLobster.com, Perch Design Studio, Portsmouth High quality Flooring, College of New Hampshire College of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, and Winter Holben Structure + Design for generously donating time and companies.
For extra details about the architectural and experiential design of this challenge, go to www.winterholben.com/work/challenge/gulf-of-maine. For extra data and tickets to the middle, www.seacoastsciencecenter.org.