2 - October 14, 2011 | Pelham - Windham News
Pelham Artist to Show Her Work at Merrimack Christian Art Show
Accolades Patrick R. Gendreau of Pelham was named to the Deans List at
the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for both the fall and spring semesters. Patrick is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in History.
Caitlin Re of Pelham has enrolled in Rochester Institute of
Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She is a graduate of Pelham High School and the daughter of George and Dottye Re. The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to welcome DongHyun Yi as a member of the Class of 2015. DongHyun Yi, a freshman from Windham. Avery Goss, a sophomore at Pelham High School, recently won the title of Miss Greater Plaistow’s Outstanding Teen. This pageant is part of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program. The program focuses mainly on encouraging positive achievement through academics, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement. Avery was judged in the following areas: academic record, interview, fitness, evening wear, and talent were she played an Irish solo “The Flower of Maherally.” She has been playing the flute for the past six years and is a student of the renowned Aubrie Dionne of the Alura Ensemble. Avery is proud to represent Greater Plaistow and looks forward to competing in Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen in February 2012. The following Windham residents have enrolled at Clemson
University for the fall semester: Arianna Cipollone will be majoring in General Engineering, and Julia Elaine Filler will be majoring in Microbiology (Biomedicine). Lowell Catholic celebrated their Feast of St. Francis Mass recently
which culminated in the annual induction ceremony of the newest members of the student council. From seniors to freshman, all new members confirmed their dedication to the mission of the school and encouraging active involvement from their peers. Among the students inducted was Colin Garrett from Pelham. Bill and Kris Irwin of Pelham are pleased to announce that their son, Private First Class Stephen Irwin, graduated from the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC, in August, and the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger in October. He is stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina with an expected deployment next year.
Private First Class Stephen Irwin Artist Wanda Stanley in her Lowell, MA, studio.
by Jay Hobson Pelham resident Wanda Stanley, 52, experiences beauty and
God’s handiwork in what she sees in nature. “I never really felt artistic. I’ve always been drawn to nature and nature to me is God’s hand on the earth and there’s nothing more perfect than the world in its natural state and when I paint, I try to recreate what I see in the natural world,” Stanley said. Stanley who
has worked in many different media, oils, pen and ink and acrylics prefers acrylic when she paints for its quick drying properties and its ability to give
“I like acrylic because I can use it almost as a watercolor if I add a little water when I’m say, doing a sky and I can also use it right from the tube to give an almost three dimensional look to a wall’s bricks, leaves on a tree or other subject I’m painting,” Stanley said. Stanley hails from Methuen, MA, and spent some time in Missouri and several decades in Florida before returning last year to New England and settling in Pelham.
“I had art
classes in high school with Ms. Wagner and Mr. Penisi at Methuen High, but I was drawing with pencils and pen and ink since elementary school,” Stanley said.
Florida, she had a career in law enforcement working in corrections and retired last year. A cancer survivor, Stanley says it is her faith in God and her art that helped her during stressful times. “I became a mom in 1988 and left art to raise my kids, but with the stresses of my job and the cancer diagnosis, God and painting helped me cope,” Stanley said.
On her return to New England, Stanley reconnected with an old
high school friend and full time sculptor Glenn Szegedy who told her about studio space in Lowell, MA. “Now I’m able to have a space that has high ceilings and large
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submitted by Lucy Wilkerson, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 610 Members of Pack 610 spent a piece of their Columbus Day weekend with members of the Boy Scout Troop 610 and Troop 25 to eagerly begin a journey to the year 1740 in the first ever “Revolutionary Youth Muster at No 4.” Nestled along the Connecticut River in Charlestown, the Fort at No. 4 served as a host location for some 400 Cub and Boy Scouts from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. The troops set up campsites for a three-day event that began with a Gateway Competition. All were invited to learn, practice, develop and perfect skills in Archery, Tomahawk Throw, Wrist (slingshot with paint balls) Rocket, and for those boys 11 and up, the Black Powder Range. Towering over the Fort’s
Saturday, Oct 15th, 9 to 3 All are welcome
walls was a scout constructed 100 foot long and 8 feet high Rope Bridge built as a dexterity challenge. Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Patrols, Troops, Den Leaders and parents mingled with the volunteer groups of historians and reenactment enthusiasts portraying settlers and town militia men. As the Cannon Crew and Colonial Militia Groups tolled the top of each hour with a cannon blast, the Fort opened its 12 room reconstructed homes for boys to observe, touch and learn about life for the militia men and early settlers. The Fort’s Watchtower offered a panoramic view of
windows because it is an old factory that was converted to studio space. It’s a good place to paint because of its abundance of light and its openness,” Stanley said. The art show, where Stanley’s work will be shown, is called Made in His Image and will be held Saturday, October 15 at Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, 517 Boston Road in Merrimack. The show is free and open to the public.
Connecticut River and the grounds below. The Abenaki Indian exhibit kindled deep interest for the boys of Pack 610. It would have been enough that its authentic touch and feel depiction of life for the Native American held our boys in amazement but the ceremonial leader of the BSA’s Daniel Webster Council (of which Pelham is part) is Harry Burnham. Harry is a member of the Abernaki tribe and conducts moving Indian Ceremonial Cross Over for boys leaving the Cub Scout packs to journey as young men into the Boy Scout Troops. The Polish Hussar troop re-enactors, who’s members came from
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as far away as Washington, DC, set up their village specifically for this muster, Hessian troops came to be known as mercenaries for hire and were paid handsomely by the British Crown to squelch the colonial resistance. The Hussar celebrated for their elaborate amour; allowed the scouts to try on replica chain mail and to handle shields. Periodically during the day the Hussar troop would show off their swordsmanship skills with friendly duels. Known for their excellent horsemanship this troop strutted their horseback talents with their muskets and bow and arrows. The fascinating step back in history concluded with a visit 12 foot bonfire; a visit from General Stark and a scout “Flour” Battle of Bennington. To learn more about The Fort at No. 4, visit their Website at www.fo
rtat4. com. To learn more about Cub Scout Pack 610, visit us at www. pack610.com
. Upcoming pack events for 2011, “The Knights of Pack 610,” Native American crafts and Folk Lore and a visit to the stars with the NH Astronomical Society.
Staff photos by Jay Hobson
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