Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief project, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. This year's Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week ended Nov. 20, during which time the Berlin community and surrounding area contributed to the collection of more than 4,100 shoebox gifts for children in need.
The Berlin High Class of 1977 recently celebrated their 40th class reunion at the Town and Country Motor Inn in Shelburne. Front row: Donna Tilton Moulton, Debbie Rozek Roy, Shawn Kelley Dupuis, Joan Croteau Couture, Sue Bergeron Chinnock, Louise Routhier, Rachelle Roy Lyons, Rachel Faucher, Laurie Keene Carrier, Joanne Gauthier, Janet Couture. Second row: Brad Holt, Debbie Bergeron Jerszyk, Anne Primeau Nadeau, Lucille Montminy, Debbie Richards Kane, Rachel Caron, Denise Boisselle Day, John Lyons, Moe Tremblay, Candy McLain Richard, Tim Lapointe, Joanne Lessard, Linda Larreau Guay. Third row: Brad Sweatt, Denis Fournier, Robert Howes, Eugene Tanquay, Don Marois, Natalie Napert Leveille, Diane Turgeon Leclerc, Vicky Hale Buckley, Mark Ramsey, Myrta Gage Janosz, Harry Martin, Freda Hawkinson, Paul Laflanne, Carl Johnson, Gary Pouliot, Paula Lindsey LaBrecque, Louise Lariviere Leblanc, Jay Grenier, Nina L'Heureux Grenier, Donna Morrissette Russo, Mona Gallant Pepin, Tom Gallagher, Mike Pepin. Fourth row: Eric Johnson, William Devoid, Don Goupil, Karen Brodeur Turgeon, Steve Guitard, Roger Frechette, Mark Dube.
BERLIN — It’s never too early to begin preparing (academically and financially) for a college education.
On Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Berlin Middle School Auditorium, the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation will give a presentation about early college planning.
Parents will get a head start by attending this evening program, which provides them with the college planning and savings basics necessary to support their children’s goals for education beyond high school.
Attendees will receive the early college planning guide.
All parents of children in grades K-8 are encouraged to attend. The evening will also include a drawing for prizes, such as local gift cards.