Cutline: Local post makes donation to New Hampshire Veterans Home

Donation To Veterans Home 2Colleen Pierce, president of White Mountain VFW Post 2520 Auxiliary, traveled to the New Hampshire Veterans Home to donate a box of toiletries and personal care items that will be given to residents for free from the Home's Sunshine Cart. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Cutline: Donation made to the local National Guard

donation to berlin guardAuxiliary to the V.F.W. from White Mountain Post 2520 in Berlin's Treasurer Bob Pelletier and President Colleen Pierce, made a donation to local National Guard veterans in need. Accepting the donation is SPC Michael Lemoine from Berlin. The auxiliary was only able to make enough money to help the four out of six local Guard veterans that are in need. The community may help by making donations to the Auxiliary to the V.F.W. located at 1107 Main St. in Berlin in the auxiliary's name. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Barbecue and home run derby on Sunday will benefit local family

BERLIN — A home run derby and barbecue fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at 1 p.m. at Community Field in Berlin to benefit Elijah Smith of Gorham.
On Sept 24, 2016, Smith was diagnosed with bone cancer, and since then has been fighting hard through several surgeries including having a left leg amputated above the knee.
In July of this year, he finished up a round of chemo, and was hopeful of a cancer-free examination. Unfortunately, this was not the case. There was another spot on his right lung, and according to doctors would be a more complicated procedure.
To help ease the financial burden, family and friends have organized this event in hopes of helping the family in its time of need.
There will be a $10 entry fee, which includes the barbecue and events. Children 5 and under are free. The home run derby is open to children 10 to 13 years old, and there will be trophies and prizes for the derby and other activities held that day. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
If anyone is interested in donating to the event or the Smith family, contact Duane Johnson at (603) 915-3997 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pre-registration is required for this event so organizers can plan accordingly.

Community Church Softball League finishes second season

SoftballghroupA city wide Community Church softball league just finished it's second season. Started by Jaimie Amato in 2016 with just two teams, this year the league has doubled to four teams. Players from Word Of God, Lamb's Chapel, Community Bible and Harvest Christian Fellowship came together on Sunday afternoon for a friendly yet competitive game of softball. According to organizers of the event, when one team was short it didn't matter what church you attended, someone filled in, and everyone cheered everyone else on. Many weeks an impromptu barbecue started up with people stepping in to man the grill. In the future, there is hope for another season of combined events and more churches joining in. In the end, it was the athletes from Lamb's Chapel that took home the winning trophy. Amato received the MVP plaque for pulling everyone together. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Budgeting Class with Amy Riendeau

BERLIN — Interested in learning more about how to manage your money, check your credit score or plan for a retirement? Join Amy Riendeau, banking specialist as she walks participants through the basics of these common financial questions.

The budgeting class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Hope Recovery Center in Berlin. Riendeau will provide handouts and complete financial exercises with the group.

Refreshments will be served.

Hope for Recovery is located at 823 Main St. in Berlin. For more information about this class or other classes and groups held at the center, call (603) 752-9900.