Pelham - Windham News 4 - December 10, 2010
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
AARP Tax Aide Program
The AARP Tax Aide program is a community service developed by the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The program provides Free Tax counseling, preparation, and electronic filing services to senior citizens, as well as low- and middle-income taxpayers, in connection with their Federal and State (NH, MA only) income tax returns. Your local AARP Tax Aide Program is seeking
volunteers with an interest in helping others to staff locations in the Nashua area, where you will provide tax assistance services under the supervision of a local coordinator. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not need to be an AARP member, a retiree, or have previous tax training and/or extensive computer experience to volunteer. Tax Aide program volunteers will receive approximately two weeks of in-classroom training in tax law, procedures for income tax return preparation, and the use of “Taxwise” software beginning January 3, 2011 (at Daniel Webster College in Nashua). Upon successful completion of at-home, open-book testing, volunteers will receive an IRS certification. Tax Aide volunteers are expected to provide tax assistance services at least once each week during the 2011 tax season of January 31 to April 15, 2011. If you would like to volunteer for or learn more about the AARP Tax Aide Program, please contact Kaye Heffernan by phone at 882-8736, or by e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Blackwell - Hudson ‘Giving Tree’ and
Toy Drive in Windham Windham’s Helping Hands is the coordinator
of several of this areas holiday gift drives. Again this year, we will need your assistance to help fulfill the holiday wishes of our families. We will be helping more than 65 families and there are at least 100 children within these families. We have a “Giving Tree” and a donation “drop box,” both conveniently located. The “Friends of the Library” Tree is located at the Nesmith Library in Windham. Mittens for requested gifts have been distributed through the schools, Nesmith Library, International Tape Company, and the Windham Meadows Community. The Women’s Club, as well as many individuals and several groups, have also “adopted” families for gift buying. The tree is full of colorful paper ornaments. Each ornament describes a child and their wish. Simply choose the gift that you would like to purchase by taking the ornament from the tree. Purchase the item and attach the ornament to the gift. Please
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return the gift, unwrapped, to the Nesmith Library by Monday, December 13. The Gift Collection Box is located in the
Windham Police Department (WPD). You can bring any unwrapped toy or gift to WPD up until December 13. Remember that we help people of all ages. The box is accessible 24 hours a day. Gift Certificates and monetary donations can be mailed to: Windham’s Helping Hands, P.O. Box 4073, Windham, NH 03087, or by going to www.windhamshelpinghands.org
. If you are interested in donating an item for an
individual, adopting a family, or would like to volunteer to help with this effort, please contact Kathy Davis at KDavis@windhamnewhampshire. com or Susan Hebert at Khebertnh@aol.com
or 425-1936. Thank you in advance for your help!
Patti Letizio, Windham’s Helping Hands - Windham
Family in Need of Kitchen Furniture and Appliance
The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund is looking for a Kitchen Set and Dishwasher for a family of eight in town. Please call Frank Sullivan at 204- 5299 or Mary Ann Roche at 893-1713.
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Host Families Needed for Hockey Players
Each season, the Cyclones Hockey Club recruits talented junior hockey players from across the country, Canada, and Europe. These players show great potential to play at the college level and beyond, but do not live within a reasonable driving distance of the arena. To take advantage of this great opportunity, these players need families willing to share their homes and become a “home away from home” for them. We are currently looking for local families to host players from January until the end of March. These boys, ages ranging from 16 to 20, have been able to complete their high school educations, take classes in local colleges, or hold part-time jobs while pursuing their hockey opportunities and dreams. In most cases, very strong bonds are made between the player and his billet family, as well as with the player’s family. Our players have proven to be great role models for younger children in the billet family, as they demonstrate hard work and determination to achieve tough goals. The player needs a bed, bureau, closet space, and a desk or table and chair. Families receive monthly billeting stipends for each player. Some have found it easier to house two players, as they then travel together and are company for each other. Host families have included traditional two-parent families,
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single-parent families, and “empty-nesters,” too. All that’s really needed is a willingness to help a player pursue his dream by providing a good home. If you are interested in the possibility of being a host, please call Denise Dolloff at 475-1289. Your willingness to share your home and family is all it takes, and you will truly make a difference in a player’s life.
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Windham Jigsaw Puzzle Available
The Windham Woman’s Club, in honor of its upcoming 100th anniversary, the Centennial Edition of the Windham jigsaw puzzle is now available. Featuring town landmarks, the puzzle is just the thing for family and friends, men and women, young and the elderly. Everyone will appreciate and enjoy this unique item. You’ll want one for yourself, too. The proceeds from the sales of the 300-piece puzzle will go toward financing the many community projects the Windham Woman’s Club helps to support. Puzzles are now on sale at:
• Waterhouse Country Store, 18 Mammoth Road – A New England Store that has what one wants as you travel along and a friendly atmosphere. • Windham Deli, 33 Indian Rock Road – Enjoy
homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with so much more; and enjoy a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.
• Windham Junction/Country Store Kitchen, 128 North Lowell Road – Quaint gift shop and eatery, variety of homemade food, and enjoyable and pleasant atmosphere. We thank you in advance for your support of our organization!
Windham Woman’s Club - Windham Thank You
Windham’s Helping Hands would like to give a big thank-you to the Windham Middle School (WMS) students and staff for giving back to their community. The Windham Middle School held its annual semi-formal Winter Wonderland Dance on December 3. Half of the proceeds went to Windham’s Helping Hands. WMS had an excellent turnout and raised over $2,000 for Helping Hands. Thank you to Windham Middle School PTA and Mr. Boisvert as well for helping to decorate and for donating beverages. The generous donation will help to ease some of the burdens that Windham families are facing in the current economy, and truly shows the spirit of the season.
Patti Letizio, Windham’s Helping Hands - Windham
Representatives Ulery and Renzullo Prepare for the 2011 Legislative Session
State Representatives Jordan Ulery and Andy Renzullo recently returned from the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) States and Nation Policy Summit, where they participated in working groups to discuss key issues important to Hudson’s citizens and met with other legislators from across the nation facing similar problems. “Americans across the nation were very clear when they voted on November 2. They want decisions made closer to home and
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want the federal government out of their personal decision making. The citizens of Hudson deserve to have the government work for them—not the other way around. I plan to work diligently with my conservative colleagues for less spending and reducing the size of government. Our citizens should not bear the burden of the recession by footing the bill for out-of-control spending,” said Ulery. There was a strong economic focus at ALEC’s conference, with discussions centered around doing more in the states with less money, economic growth and development, and how to maintain public safety in times of reduced budgets. Renzullo and Ulery actively participated in workshops in which they plan to bring legislative initiatives back to the state, such as reducing costs, reducing government interference in daily lives, creating service efficiencies, and working to assure family safety and security. “ALEC’s States and Nation Policy Summit provided me the opportunity to learn what fiscally conservative solutions have worked in other states and how others have dealt with federal mandates. I also had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Senators and Congressmen, in which I expressed the concerns of Hudson’s citizens about federal encroachment and reducing spending,” said Renzullo. For more information on policy initiatives and to express your ideas, contact Representative Ulery at email@example.com
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