Pelham - Windham News | April 6, 2012 - 9
Pelham Red Hat Society Turns Senior Center Into Fashion Runway for an Afternoon
by Kristen Hoffman The Pelham Senior Center was
transformed into a fashion runway on Monday, April 2. The ladies of Pelham’s Red Hat Society held a fashion show showcasing the designs of Rose Caudell. But it wasn’t a high fashion show that one
of Pelham, Theresa Parent said. The Pelham Red Hats make it a point to plan fun activities for members to enjoy, but this show was truly one of a kind. Members were invited to bring guests to the event, despite the fact that they did not know what the afternoon had in store for them. Wedding gowns made of white trashbags, evening gowns made of surgical robes and formal wear made of table cloths and shower curtains worn by mature women strutting through the senior center. Parent said that she told the 70 members of the society that they were going to be treated to a fashion show on April 2 at the Senior Center during their monthly meeting. She kept the attire a secret from all but the models.
Madeline Annis, Dot Hill, Helen Rogers
may be used to, no the designs modeled were made completely out of trash bags, table cloths and shower curtains. “I just went backstage, and let me tell
A total of 33 dresses were modeled, 13 of which were made
specifi cally for the show.
According to Caudell, 75, each dress took an average of two days to complete. She estimates that she went through 400 hot glue gun sticks and 600 shower curtains and trashbags for Monday’s show. Caudell
you, this town will never be the same,” Queen of the Society of the Royal Red Hats
submitted by Windham Orthodontics April is National Facial Protection Month, and Dr. Danielle Ross of Windham Orthodontics wants to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports. A child’s mouth and face can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while playing sports. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of the 7 million sports - and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by youth as young as age 5. Last year, The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting
entertained the audience with jokes while the models strutted down the catwalk, some audience members even remarked that some of the outfi ts could be worn down the street without even batting an eye, “Some were regular clothes,” Rita St. Onge, a member of the Pelham Red Hats said, adding, “The women worked really hard.” Carrellen Brown, also a member stated, “They’re all great.” Neither woman could point out a particular favorite. Caudell stated that she never worked as a seamstress, but instead got the idea to
CharlieChalk Anglers Get Less Time on
the Water Than Expected When it comes to fi nding time to fi sh, many anglers dream big at the beginning of each year. However, making all of their plans happen is a bit more of a challenge. That was the case last year as reported by anglers in a survey conducted by AnglerSurvey.com
. When asked if they fi shed more, less or as much as expected, 45 percent of participating anglers said they made it out “less.” Conversely, less than 27 percent of anglers made it out more than expected and only 28 percent made it out as much as expected. Southwick Associates recently provided key research for “On the Fence About Fishing: A Study of Why Anglers Do and Don’t Fish and What Will Get Then on the Water,” a study that examined the reasons anglers fi sh less or quit fi shing altogether, as well as what activities they participated in instead of fi shing. The study was conducted on behalf of the American Sportfi shing Association. The key factor cited in the report was “not enough time.” That report can be viewed at www.southwickassociates.com
make clothing out of plastic while she was part of a line dancing group back in 2002. She said that the group needed something to tie them all together and give them a more professional look. Caudell than got
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Bass Meets with Windham
Student in Washington Last week, Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) met with Southern New Hampshire University student and Windham resident Matt Vincent to discuss legislation addressing bullying and harassment issues in K-12 schools throughout the country. Matt was visiting Washington to attend various workshops and training programs to learn more about our government’s legislative process, and met with Bass to discuss this legislation and its impact on students in New Hampshire.
Rosa Bucchio, Helen Michaud, Evelyn Pinkham, and Elaine Sweetser
the idea to create vests out of garbage bags. The vests were a hit, and from there she continued her designs. The Pelham Red Hat Society holds regular meetings and plans trips throughout the area. The society is reserved for women over 50, but young women can join as pink hatters.
April is National Facial Protection Month
events – yet, in a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 67 percent of parents admitted that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports. This raises a question: if mouth guards offer a simple and inexpensive solution to help dramatically decrease the risk of oral injuries, why aren’t more kids wearing them? The AAO found that 84 percent of
children do not wear mouth guards while playing organized sports because they are not required to wear them, even though they are required to wear other protective materials such as helmets and shoulder pads. Mouth guards can be one of the least expensive pieces of protective equipment available, with a simple over-the-counter
Fight Cancer and Win Big
submitted by Jen Golen, Team Captain Pelham Relay For Life You could win a free giveaway,
just by showing up at a FUNdraiser! Independent representatives from various home businesses are offering “retail therapy” and donating their proceeds to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Products include: children’s hair accessories, designer fashion wear, hand painted stemware, kitchen products, fl ameless candles, sterling silver jewelry, purses, totes, stationary and books. Please Shop For A Cure on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Owen & Ollie’s Restaurant in Dracut, MA. You can also join numerous members of the community in the Relay For Life on June 9-10 at the Harris Track in Pelham. Among several other teams, the “Real Housewives of Pelham” are busy raising
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version costing as little as $5. Not only do mouth guards save teeth, they help protect jaws. Children wearing braces have slightly higher risk of oral injuries, including mouth lacerations, if they are hit in the mouth by a ball or another player. An orthodontist can recommend the best mouth guard for an athlete who wears braces. “Each year I see a signifi cant number of
children with dental injuries that resulted from failure to wear a mouth guard,” said Dr. Ross, orthodontist at Windham Orthodontics. “I urge parents and coaches to require mouth guards as part of a child’s uniform – for every practice and every game.”
In the event of a dental injury, Dr. Ross offers these tips: Broken tooth Clean the injured area and apply ice. Save the tip of the tooth (for possible reattachment) and call your dentist right away.
Knocked out tooth Locate the tooth; hold it by the crown (the wide part, not the pointed end/root).
Avoid rubbing the root or touching it. Rinse the tooth only if there is a need to Continued to page 16
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Night Work, Lane Closures On I-93 Southbound Between Exit 1 And The State Line In Salem
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces lane closures on Interstate 93 southbound between Exit 1 ramps and the Massachusetts state line in Salem are scheduled on Friday, April 6, from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday morning April 7. These lane closures are to allow for drainage installation. This
work is weather dependent and will be postponed if poor weather conditions occur.
Motorists using I-93 southbound in the area of Exit 1 in Salem during these hours can expect minor traffi c delays. Uniformed offi cers and traffi c control devices will be used to assist motorists through the work zone. This work is part of the $30.5 million I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 1. The general contractor is Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts.
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