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Pelham - Windham News 8 - April 22, 2011


Nesmith Library Honors its Volunteers


submitted by Nesmith Library The volunteers of the Nesmith Library in Windham were honored


on Thursday, April 14, at the Annual Nesmith Library Volunteer Appreciation celebration. National Volunteer Week is April 10-16.


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Eight of the 27 current library volunteers were able to attend an hour of appreciation by staff and the Library Trustees. They were awarded certificates, lapel pins, and a small token of appreciation for their time, dedication, and reliability. Library volunteers shelve all the returning materials to the shelves. Last year, the number of materials circulated was 196,623. That’s over 842 combined volunteer hours! This year, the Murray Levin Volunteer of the Year recipient is Ethel Neusch. According to Volunteer Coordinator Terrie Marietta, “Ms. Neusch has been volunteering since 2000. Over the last 11 years, she has donated over 664 hours. According to “Value of Volunteer Time,” an article by the Independent Sector (the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in American and around the world), her time is worth over $13,427. However, her presence, friendship, and joyful personality are priceless to us. Ethel and all our wonderful volunteers contribute their time and energy with such generosity that we cannot imagine the Library without them.”


Barbara Nagle, Library Volunteer Co-coordinator; Ethel Neusch, recipient of the 2011 Murray Levin Volunteer of the Year Award; and Terrie Marietta, Library Volunteer Co-coordinator


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Wednesday, May 4, at Windham Town Hall. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon. The installation of officers for the 2011-2012 will be the main order of business. The slate of officers is: President – Ann Engelhardt, First Vice President – Rebecca Howard, Second Vice President – Nancy Tullo, Treasurer – Carol Settino, Recording Secretary – Valerie Bronstein, Corresponding Secretary – Elizabeth McNally, Auditor – Jean Hart, and Directors – Marie Russo, Ann Louise LeColst, and Maureen Homsey. At the April meeting, Rebecca Howard was chosen by the Windham Woman’s Club as honoree of the year for her outstanding contribution to the club and the community. Rebecca’s dedication and loyalty is surpassed only by her caring and kind nature. She is first vice president and volunteers her time of many club projects. Rebecca will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the GFWC–NH in May.


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Manchester on Wednesday, May 11, should call chairman Maureen Souma at 432-8825. The Windham Woman’s Club relies upon fundraising to support its many projects, such as college scholarship fund, annual donations to four Windham schools, awards to Middle School graduates, Shepherd’s Pantry, monthly visits to the Veterans Hospital in Manchester, and much more. The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs is a worldwide organization


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whose members are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service. The Windham Woman’s Club wishes to thank all who participate in the various fundraising events. At the April meeting of the Windham Woman’s Club, the program featured guest speaker Laura Edmonds, President of GFWC–NH Hudson Junior’s Club. Laura demonstrated and spoke about jewelry making. A question-and-answer period followed, as well as members making their own pretty jeweled bookmark with assistance from Laura. A fun time for all! “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” —Benjamin Franklin. The GFWC Windham Woman’s Club annual Teacher Recognition Day was held early April! Co-chairs Sue Violi and Barbara Norton delivered personally four trays, a variety of fresh fruit, assorted cookies, candies, crackers, and other delectable treats before school started to the Golden Brook, Windham Middle, Windham Center, and Windham High Schools.


Enterprise Bank Receives the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Small Business Administration


As a customer who has taken advantage of an SBA loan


through Enterprise Bank, I’ve built a strong relationship with my team of local bankers, Peter Rayno and Dwight Feeney. This connection provided me with the expertise and financing I needed to expand my printing business and purchase a direct mail/fulfillment operation.


It’s essential that I work with a local bank that offers all the financial solutions of the bigger banks, yet is as committed to the success of my business as I am.”


Michael Comeau, Wharf Industries


Rebecca Howard and President Ann Engelhardt photos courtesy of Ruth Coole


Laura Edmonds speaks to members and guests Motor Vehicle Rollover Cause Unknown


submitted by Pelham Police Department On April 14 at approximately 11:40 p.m., Pelham Police and Fire Departments responded to a motor


vehicle rollover on Mammoth Road and Tenney Road. Officers arriving on scene found that a 1998 Ford F150 pick-up truck had been involved in a motor


vehicle collision and that the vehicle was off the roadway on its side and contained one occupant. Once the occupant of the vehicle was removed, he told officers that a second person was driving the


vehicle and that the second person must have been ejected from the vehicle when it collided. Officers searched the area using infrared imaging and a police K-9 from the Salem Police Department, and were unable to locate anyone else. Witnesses to the accident reported to officers that they had not observed anyone leaving the scene of the collision.


Based on the condition of the vehicle, witness statements, and a search of the area, officers have determined that there was not a second occupant in the vehicle at the time of the collision and that the occupant that was trapped and found in the vehicle was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the collision. The operator of the vehicle, Henry Bellemare, 43, of Auburn, was transported to Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center in Nashua by the Pelham Fire Department ambulance, where he was treated for minor injuries and released a short time later. A preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was being operated in a southerly direction on Mammoth Road, approaching Tenney Road, when Bellemare drifted off the roadway and attempted to return to the travel portion of the roadway. In attempting to regain control of his vehicle, Bellemare over- corrected, went across the roadway into the northbound lane, and went off the roadway, striking a tree and flipping onto its side.


Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a contributing factor to this collision.


(left to right)


Peter Rayno, Regional Commercial Lending, SVP, Enterprise Bank; Michael Comeau, Owner, Wharf Industries and Dwight Feeney, Commercial Lending, Enterprise Bank


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WHS Hosts Go Green Fair


by Andrew Sylvia Windham High School (WHS) got a dose of environmental awareness as it played host to the first-ever Go Green Fair this weekend. Put together by the WHS Go Green Club, the Fair brought together a range of environmental speakers, businesses, and organizations from throughout New England to provide a variety of information on how local residents can live in more ecologically friendly ways. For local businesspeople like Windham resident Eric Schwegler, who was at the fair hoping to sell


environmentally friendly products from the Shaklee Corporation, the fair appeared to be a success in terms of what he was looking for, although his expectations were low due to the fact that it was only the fair’s first year in existence. “We’ve gotten people who are very interested in the green stuff,” said Schwegler. “Like anything, I


think it’s going to take a couple of years to get it well known, [but] we’ve definitely been getting people dropping by for all the green stuff here and I hope it gets bigger and bigger each year.” Go Green Club president and WHS sophomore Kate Farrell is already looking forward to next year’s


fair, although she was happy with the turnout of approximately 200 people, which she attributes in part to the blustery conditions outside on the day of the fair. “We knew if it was a nice a really nice day, we wouldn’t get that many people, but it’s really been


overwhelming,” said Farrell. “The response from the town has been great, as well as from all the local businesses.” The fair also benefited from the fact that the Windham Police Department and American Red Cross had already scheduled a blood drive in the high school gymnasium before a date was set by the Go Green Club, accounting for approximately half of those who visited the fair, such as Windham resident T.J O’Laughlin.


O’Laughlin was initially drawn into the fair as a way to pass the time while her family donated blood, but afterwards shared Schwegler’s opinion that the environmental event would only grow in future years as it became better known throughout the community. “I really wasn’t sure what to be expecting; I knew there would be some eco-friendly stuff to look at, but


there was some free stuff and some other interesting stuff that left me really impressed,” said O’Laughlin, who stated that she tries to go to all events going on in town. “This was certainly on a smaller scale [than other events in town], but it was really well put together. I loved that there was food, that there was a kid’s table. Very family-friendly … we would definitely be back here next year.”


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