Cutline: K-Kids induct new officers

KkidsinductionThe K-Kids recently held their officer and new member induction. Pictured in the front from the left, Alison Jacques, Amelia Jacques and Leo Manfredi. In the back row, President, Elijah Pinette; Vice President, Kristain Bilodeau; Treasurer, Abbie Stewart; Monte Manfredi; Secretary, Lizzy Gilcris; Chester Winslow and new Co-Advisor, Corey Pinette. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Cutline: Capone Iron Corporation makes donation to local food pantry

Capone DonationCapone Iron Corporation of Gorham purchased and delivered non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to the Feeding Hope Food Pantry at Harvest Christian Fellowship and the food pantry at the Salvation Army. These donated items help to fill the pantry shelves and provide residents from Berlin and the surrounding communities food they might not be able to buy especially this time of year when the decision is whether to "heat" or "eat". The food pantries are grateful for Capone's donation and for all those who generously donate to the pantries. Pictured from the left is staff from Capone Iron Corporation Scott Croteau, Mike Audette, Vickie Plourde from the Feeding Hope Food Pantry, Stephen Kinney and Ron Langlois. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Christmas stockings for veterans

American Legion StockingsAmerican Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, Dupont-Holmes, Gorham, yearly fills Christmas stockings for veterans in local Nursing Homes and those who are homebound in the North Country during the Holiday Season. These stockings will be distributed with the help of Commander Tony Dube, Marine Corp League and members of Post 82. Pictured from the left Treasurer, Diane Bouthot; President, Violet Averill; Chaplain, Cathy Witsoe; Rena Boisclair, wife of Commander Pat Bosclair; Second Vice President, Julie Dale; First Vice President, Carol Boisclair; and Secretary, Dept. of NH Historian Linda Dupont. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Staff create gingerbread village for nursing home residents

St.Vincent ChristmasStaff at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Berlin created this beautiful Christmas gingerbread village for the residents, which is proudly displayed in the dining room. A Christmas train runs through the village and the houses are all lighted. As you walk into the dining room the smell of gingerbread fills the air. Everyone stops and to admire and enjoy this festive masterpiece. Merry Christmas from St. Vincent de Paul. Pictured from the left, Jeffery Girourd, dietary manager and John Stewart, cook. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Operation Warm

Operation Warm 2016The professional Firefighters Local 1088 recently distributed coats to these Headstart Kids. In 2012, Operation Warm partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters to provide coats to kids in need. The coats are made in the United States and provide meaningful work for disabled people. The firefighters raised monies from the Wingzilla Luau Poker Run to purchase the coats and also donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Re/Max also is presenting the firefighters a $500 check to purchase more coats. Beside Headstart, coats will be distributed to the Gorham Learning Center, Milan Village School, Kids Only Day Care, White Mountains Community College Day Care and Brown School. With the children (in the back, from left) are firefighters: Jason Vien, Justin Jacques and Noah Hallgren. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)