EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 30, 2013

Kusters plans town hall for seniors

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, D-NH-02, will host a telephone town hall focused on issues and programs that are important to Granite State seniors.

Kuster will hear stories from New Hampshire seniors who rely on Medicare and Social Security, answer questions about these programs, and encourage constituents to contact her office for help resolving problems with benefits, enrollment, or other issues. The town hall comes during the week of Medicare’s 48th anniversary. Kuster will be joined on the call by policy experts from AARP.

“As we mark the 48th anniversary of Medicare, I want to hear directly from seniors and middle class families across New Hampshire about what we can do to protect and strengthen the programs our seniors count on,” Kuster said. “I also want to ensure that Granite State families know that my office is here to help resolve problems with their benefits or other issues they’re facing.”

Constituents will receive an automated phone call inviting them to stay on the line to join the telephone town hall. Constituents can also register for the telephone town hall at kuster.house.gov/contact/tele-townhall-zip-authentication.

Plaistow library hosts scavenger hunt

PLAISTOW— Plaistow Public Library will hold an underground themed scavenger hunt on Thursday at 6 p.m. for ages 11 and up.

Follow the clues on the sheet and hunt for the answers. Prizes will be awarded and snacks provided.

For more information, contact the library at 382-6011. Plaistow Public Library is located at 85 Main St.

Londonderry seeks beautiful babies

LONDONDERRY — One of the cutest events during Londonderry Old Home Day is the annual Baby Contest. This year it takes place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. at Matthew Thornton School.

"It's always a fun morning," contest coordinator Maria Kwiatkowski said. "And it's always a tough call for the judges."

The contest awards prizes in the categories of Best Personality, Best Dressed, Best Smile, Little Miss Londonderry and Little Master Londonderry.

To register, obtain a form at oldhomedays.com and email the information to ohdbabycontest@outlook.com no later than Sunday, Aug. 11.

The entrance fee is $10 per contestant, payable via check to the Town of Londonderry, and will be collected during registration on the day of the event.

Searles Castle benefit is Aug. 15-16

WINDHAM — Massachusetts-based Kaminski Auctions is holding benefit appraisal-consignment days Aug. 15 and 16 at Searles Castle, 21 Searles Road.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will benefit the Searles restoration fund. The cost is $5 per item up to five items per person.

Photos of fine art, Asian antiques, jewelry, silver, porcelain, glass and other items can be emailed to hmorgan@kaminskiauctions.com. For more information, email searlescastle@att.net.

Sign up for art camp in Pelham

PELHAM — Summer art camp for boys and girls ages 6 and up will be the week of Aug. 19.

Sessions are from 9 to 11 a.m. at Town Hall. The cost is $125 per student.

Register online at webtrac.pelhamweb.com/recreation. Call 635-2721 or email recreation@pelhamweb.com with questions.