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April 11, 2013

Roller derby opens, helps rescue league


Atkinson residents, it’s time to clean up

ATKINSON — The Recreation Commission is sponsoring a townwide beautification week from Saturday through April 19.

The town is encouraging families to clean up neighborhoods and public spaces. Stop by Atkinson Community Center Saturday between 8 and 11 a.m. to pick up garbage bags, gloves and free bright yellow T-shirts. Shirts can also be picked up at Atkinson Community Center during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact Noriko Yoshida-Travers at 362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Hassan will speak at Chamber breakfast

WINDHAM — Gov. Maggie Hassan will discuss economic development at the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Economic Development Breakfast.

The event is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Castleton Event Center, Route 111.

The cost, which includes breakfast, is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information or reservations, call 893-3177.

Toy train enthusiast speaks at library

WINDHAM — A local toy train collector will speak at the next meeting of the Windham Historical Society at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road.

John Freeston, a member of the Train Collectors Association, has lived in Windham for nearly 40 years, and has owned toy trains for more than 60 years.

He will discuss his life-long interest in this hobby, which began with his grandfather’s vocation as an engineer. He now owns hundreds of trains and accessories. He will bring some of his favorites and answer questions.

All are welcome to this free program. For more details, call Mary at 898-5237 or Diane at 434-7196.

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