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October 21-23: OgunquitFest, Ogunquit, ME. Come to the Maine coast for this annual town-wide fall tradition. Events include pumpkin decorating, costume parade, craft bazaar, high-heel race, ghost tours, wagon rides, and scarecrow contest. (207) 646-2939; visitogunquit.org
. October 22: Nashua Emblem Club 170 Annual Craft Fair & Bazaar, Nashua, NH. Bring the entire family and enjoy some excellent food and friendship, followed by an Old Fashion Spaghetti Supper (fee for supper). All proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund. Fair - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Supper – 4 to 7 p.m. Nashua Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Highway South. October 22: Dissent Among the Puritans, Bethlehem, NH. The year is 1637. Ann Vassall, wife of William Vassall of Essex, England, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Company, welcomes you to your new home in the bay. Her words of advice and narration of events going on in town might make you wish you had stayed in England or look toward New Hampshire or Connecticut as a place of settlement. The living history portion of the program is followed by a colorful PowerPoint presentation, chronicling the dissent among fellow puritans after they reached Massachusetts, focusing on the anger directed at William Vassall, Ann’s husband, who was despised by minister and magistrate alike for his liberal ideas about civil liberty and religion. Linda Palmer portrays Ann Vassall in this living history program. 1 p.m. Bethlehem Library, 2155 Main Street. (603) 882-4861. October 22: Of Musick & Astronomy: The Life & Times of Sir William Herschel, Unity Center, NH. William Herschel was a musician, composer and organist, linguist, mathematician, physicist and astronomer during the 18th Century’s Great Enlightenment. He discovered the planet Uranus and infrared radiation, and, with his sister Caroline, built the world’s largest telescope. He gave Caroline full and public credit for her work in a time when recognition for female scientists was rare. Harpsichordist, astronomer, and historical re-enactor R.P. Hale plays Herschel in this multimedia living history program, featuring his life in astronomy and his “musick” on the harpsichord. Hosted by the Unity Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. Unity Town Hall, 2nd NH Turnpike. (603) 542-2526 October 22: Annual Pumpkin Festival, Keene, NH. The signature tower on Central Square is still the centerpiece of Keene’s Pumpkin Festival. The street will be lined with pumpkins and pumpkin spectators, for the smoothest strolling and best viewing ever, unfettered by vendor booths and queues. Families and seniors are very welcome and handicap parking in excellent locations makes access easy. Live musical entertainment will add to the atmosphere on stage near the city square and at other selected locations but the sights will carry the day! Noon-8:30 p.m. (precisely!). Free, however, your donation in advance of any amount will go a long way in keeping this event alive for your children and your children’s children. Downtown Keene. pumpkinfestival2011.org
. October 22: Essex Clamfest, Essex, MA. Head over to memorial Park to celebrate the slimy bivalve that makes Cape Ann so tasty. Don’t miss the chowder cook-off plus arts and crafts and children’s rides and games. (978) 283-1601; capeannvacations.com
. October 26: Silver Lake Summers: An E.E. Cummings Revue, Dover, NH. Pontine Theatre’s original presentation explores the life and work of American poet and painter, Edward Estlin Cummings, a lifelong summer resident of Silver Lake. The largest collection of Cummings’ papers is housed at Harvard University and contains letters, diaries, manuscripts, notebooks, and sketchbooks. These materials, along with his published works, form the basis for Silver Lake Summers. Visual motifs are taken from Cummings’ paintings and the environment at Silver Lake. The structure and tone of the presentation reflect the same inventive and experimental atmosphere of early 20th century literature and art that influenced Cummings himself. Co-hosted by the Wadleigh House. 1 p.m. Wentworth Home, 795 Central Avenue. (603) 743-4103. October 28: Charlie the Butler’s Ghost Party, Cranston, RI. Halloween festivities at the historic Sprague Mansion, including ghost tours and a performance by mind reader Rory Rave. (401) 944-9226; cranstonhistoricalsociety.org
. October 28-29: Boy Scouts Memorabilia Show, Manchester, NH. Scout collectors throughout the country travel to this event to buy, sell and swap all kinds of Boy Scout memorabilia and collectibles. Included in the show will be displays of memorabilia and auction items. The Collections and Scouting Heritage merit badges will be offered for Scouts to earn. Admission fee for adults, free for Scouts. 10/28 3-10 p.m., 10/29 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Camp Carpenter and the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum. www.nhscouting.org
. October 29: Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association Fall Model Railroad Show, Bethlehem, NH. As usual, this year’s show will feature a number of operating modular railroad layouts. The lineup will include the AVRA 16 foot by 20 foot HO modular railroad (first modular layout in New England), and the Lebanon Model Railroad Club’s spectacular “N” scale Crawford Notch operating display. Besides the various operating layouts, the show will include several dozen dealers with a broad selection of model railroad locomotives, cars, and accessories for sale, as well as books, photographs and miscellaneous railroad memorabilia. Admission fee. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Profile School, Profile Road (Route 18). (603) 747-3492 or (603) 989-5543. October 29: Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed, Marlow, NH. When 18th century wives tired of the marriage contract, they could run, but they could not hide. Husbands chased them down via newspaper ads, effectively removing their sources of credit and income. In the war between the sexes, one reads of surprisingly enduring economic and social barriers to runaway wives. Presented by Marcia Schmidt Blaine, PSU, and hosted by the Marlow Historical Society. 6 p.m. Jones Hall, 12 Church Street. (603) 446-7421. October 31: Beacon Hill with a BOO!, Boston, MA. Tales of ghosts, murderers, mystery, and mayhem: a Halloween tour that proves there’s more to fear in this historic neighborhood than high rents. (617) 367-2345; bostonbyfoot.org
. November 1: Willie Nelson, Lowell, MA. Willie Nelson remains a vital icon in country music, having greatly influenced the new country, new traditionalist, and alternative country movements of the 80s and 90s as well as leaving behind a legacy of classic songs
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and recordings. Do not miss out on this chance to see him play all of your favorites live. Admission fee. 8 p.m. Lowell Memorial Auditorium. (978) 454-2299; www.lowellauditorium.com
. November 4-5: First Church, UCC, Holiday Fair, Nashua. Unique,
gifts and decorations, huge Bake Sale, large Silent Auction, and knit and crocheted items. “New to You” items, aged cheddar cheese, lunch from 11-1:30 p.m. The Thrift Shop is open from 9 to noon. 11/4 4-8 p.m., 11/5 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 Concord Street, Nashua. www. firstchurchnashua.org
. November 4: Jeff Dunham, Lowell, MA. Durham’s sidesplitting performances have made him the top grossing live comedian in North America for three consecutive years as well as the last two years worldwide. Now his ever-growing legion of devoted fans that flock to his shows will meet the newest additions to his suitcase posse. Achmed the Dead Terrorist has to now contend with his rebellious offspring, Achmed Junior, aka A.J. Meanwhile, Peanut has decided that he’s tired of being Jeff’s sidekick and has taken up ventriloquism with his own character: Little Jeff. More hilarity than ever ensues as the never-before-seen characters unleash their own havoc on stage. Admission fee. 8 p.m. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. (866) 722-8780; TsongasCenter.com
. November 5: Taylor’s Grove Concert, Manchester, NH. Veteran country music performer Mac McHale and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hunter have joined forces to bring a bit of the North and South together. Their duo, Taylor’s Grove takes the name from the little North Carolina church where Carolyn grew up singing with her family. With guitar, mandolin, banjo, and tight harmony, Mac and Carolyn perform in the spirit of old-fashioned American music that reaches across barriers of place and generations. They bring together songs Mac learned from his mother and country radio in Downeast Maine and songs Carolyn heard in Piedmont, North Carolina in the days when people from miles around would bring their guitars and children to church just to sign and play. Come and enjoy this unique blending of talents of these two unique musicians, educators, and music preservationists! Admission fee. 2 p.m. Millyard Museum, Elm Street Gallery. (603) 622-7531; www.manchesterhistoric.org
. November 11-12: Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA. Featuring more than 60 vendors selling everything from knitwear and jewelry to metalwork and ceramics. twistfair.com
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Glover, VT, passed away on October 14, 2011, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 26, 1945, in Lynn, MA, daughter of the late James and Helen (Monihan) Hart. Eleanor was the loving wife of Jean Lessard of West Glover with whom she shared 43 years of marriage.
She was a nurse at Brightlook Hospital in St. Johnsbury,
VT, for several years and was also a nurse at Berlin Central Vermont Hospital. Eleanor later became an aerobics instructor, something she enjoyed for over 20 years. She also enjoyed walking, exercising, and volunteering at her local churches. Besides her loving husband Jean, survivors include two daughters, Jeannie St. Marie of Williston, VT, and Lori Coleman and her husband Robert of Dover; six grandchildren, Kelly, Kayla, Matthew, Katherine, Brynn, and Ryan; a brother, James Hart and his wife Kathleen of Needham, MA; and a sister, Marianne Hutchins and her husband Bill of Hudson. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on October 17 in St. Kathryn
Church in Hudson. A graveside service was held on October 18 in Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, VT. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made in Eleanor’s loving memory to the Carmelite Monastery, 386 Stephenson Road, Lowell, VT, 05847. To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com
Charles F. Sharkey
Charles F. Sharkey, 60, of Hudson, passed away on October 1, 2011, unexpectedly at his home. He was born on July 21, 1951 in Arlington, MA. He was the son of Ellen L. and the late John A. Sharkey. Charles graduated from Lexington (MA) High School and continued his education after serving in the Coast Guard. He was presently employed as a Software Engineer/Programmer at EMC Corp. in Bedford, MA. He was a member of the American Legion Post 48 in Hudson;
Club Victoire in Rochester, and the Moose Lodge #443 in Dover. He had many interests including R/C airplanes with the NH Flying Tigers. He was predeceased by his father, John A. Sharkey. He leaves his mother, Ellen L.; three brothers, John B., Paul J., and Dennis T.; and a sister, Mary E. Sharkey. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Arthur G. Cranshaw, 60, of Salem, passed away on October 13, 2011, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 11, 1951 in Brookline, MA, son of the late Albert R. Cranshaw and Mary (Frappier) Lambert and her husband Roger Lambert
of Lowell, MA. Arthur was the husband of Joanne Deveau Cranshaw of
Arthur was an accomplished carpenter who always had a smile on his face. He was also a gifted musician who played in several bands over the years and always surrounded himself with the music industry. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and playing golf and will be remembered for his great personality and his caring ways. Besides his loving wife Joanne, and his dear mother Mary,
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survivors include a son, John Francis Hauser, Jr., of Manchester; a daughter, Michelle June Hauser of Merrimack; three grandchildren, Devin St. Gelias of Weare, Andrew Hauser of Merrimack, and Brendan Burne of Merrimack; a brother, Ron Cranshaw and his wife Donna of Raymond; three sisters, Teri Matthews and her husband Rick of Billerica, MA, Alma Mattucci and her husband Tony of Bridgton, ME, and Deb Greenfield and her husband Ben of Seattle, WA; as well as many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made in Arthur’s loving memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Multiple Myeloma Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To send an online message of condolence, please visit www. dumontsullivan.com
. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of the arrangements.
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