Pelham - Windham News July 29, 2011 - 3
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Host Families Needed Each season, the Cyclones Hockey Club of
Hudson 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, the players need families willing to share their homes and become a “home away from home” for them. We currently are looking for host families in Windham, Salem, Pelham, Londonderry, Derry, Litchfield, and Hudson. These boys, ages ranging from 16-20, 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 a monthly billeting stipend of $300 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, 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. The players arrive at the end of August, go home for a few weeks over the holidays, and leave at the end of March when the hockey season ends. 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.
Denise Dolloff - Windham
Business, BBQ, and Baseball a Huge Success
The Windham Community Development Department, Historic Commission, and Windham Baseball want to say thank you to all approximately 125 local businesses people that came out to celebrate Business, BBQ, and Baseball at the Searles School and Chapel on Wednesday, July 20. It was a great event and there was a lot of networking and fun going on.
None of this could have been possible without the generous support of our local sponsors: St. Matthews Church, Windham Police Department, Bella Vino Specialty Wines & Gourmet, Selectman Bruce Breton, Cyr Lumber & Home Center, Delahunty Nurseries & Florist, Arthur Klemm, United Party Rental, The Lobster Tail, Windham Deli, Chatterbox Café, Howie Glynn & Sons Convenience Store, The Common Man Restaurant, CVS/Pharmacy, Culinary Capers, State Farm Insurance, Grubb & Ellis Coldstream Real Estate , Waterhouse Country Store, The Prime Butcher, GK&K Concessions, The Dubay Group; Shaw’s, AJ Letizio Sales & Marketing, Windham Animal Hospital, The Great Escape Massage Therapy, Anytime Fitness, Windham Orthodontics, and Woof Woof Professional Dog Services. Thank you again for supporting your local businesses!
Laura Scott, Community Development Director - Windham
Will Anyone Even Notice?
by Helen Downing, UNH Extension Master Gardener Living on a busy rural highway can have its advantages: We don’t
have far to plow in winter and hardly ever suffer power outages. On the downside, I can’t just run across the road to open the chicken coop in my bathrobe. That’s because the road divides our property; our house is on the west side of the road, and the barn, chicken coop, and gardens are on the east. The road, I need to add, has only been around since 1810. At that time, if the state decided to expand its highways, residents on the road itself were required to help in its construction. The once- quiet, unpaved highway between the county seat and the nearest district court has evolved over time into a paved thoroughfare. It still connects the court with the county seat, but now serves a stream of tourists, businesses, and local traffic. That same visibility from the highway also caused me some
embarrassment with our scarecrows. One year while I was away, my husband put up two scarecrows. One looked kind of like him— plaid shirt, baseball cap—and the other looked like me—straw hat with flowers, flannel shirt, garden pants, and … chubby. (Gasp!) It’s amazing how looking at a scarecrow that resembles you and includes negative attributes can make you feel crabby. Needless to say, that scarecrow got a change of clothes and lost some its stuffing in a hurry.
It’s one thing to fight the battle of the bulge, and another
to scream our overstuffed condition to every trucker, bus, and RV that goes by. Anyone passing by must have wondered if we’d finally lost all of our marbles the day we dragged our chicken coop across the highway. This was a brand-new coop built by my husband, who is well known for overbuilding even the most trivial of wooden devices.
He had built in our dooryard (Yankee for front driveway and place to work on really big projects). He and our adult son, also genetically inclined to participate in projects of dubious and complicated strategies, dragged it on skids across the road to its resting place using our Ford tractor. With four grandkids sitting beside the road staring in disbelief
and cheering wildly, the coop made the trip smoothly and remains in place to this day, housing 20 chickens who just don’t know how lucky they are. Two generations of chickens and their byproducts have lived in that coop and keep the garden compost heap and perennial beds healthy and fertile. A few years ago as part of a fall display, I placed a four-foot-tall, smiling scarecrow dressed in red, yellow, and blue in my garden facing the road. My dentist’s receptionist, who drives by daily,
commented as I entered the office one day how much she enjoyed my “frog.”
It took me a few days to realize that from her viewpoint, in a car
traveling along the highway, a scarecrow could resemble a frog! Ever since, frogs have become another staple in my garden—only now they don’t look like scarecrows. A few autumns back, while I weeded in a bed of perennials, my husband mowed across the field from where I knelt. He could see a medium-sized bear approaching from the opposite direction, getting closer and closer to where I was stationed, head down and oblivious. There was no way he could warn me, since I was too far away to hear him yell. Cars passed, the sun felt warm on my back, and all seemed well with the world. I remember having the distinct impression I could hear a dog panting, but rather than look up, I just continued to exist absentmindedly in the moment. Later, my husband would tell me he watched as traffic distracted the bear, and it crossed the road heading for the woods behind our house. I doubt that the bear ever endangered me, but still my mind’s-eye view of the near encounter made me realize that we all remain too oblivious to our surroundings, including most of the passing drivers. Over the years, I have noticed that rarely do the tourists and shoppers look left or right as they pass our house and grounds, so my fears of being as the crazy old lady were unfounded. (Okay, my reluctance to become the topic of local gossip still inhibits any urges I might have to cross the road in my PJs and fetch some eggs for breakfast). Like my obliviousness to the bear in my garden, most drivers are focused on their immediate business. Whether beauty or danger confronts us, we’ve often become so accustomed to our surroundings that we forget to pause, look, value, and anticipate the amazing choices we have each day. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll add a life-sized bear facsimile to our garden displays. Will anyone even notice?
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