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Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey heldtheir 11th annual golf fundraiser atPassaconaway Country Club on August13. According to the organization’streasurer Nancy Dutil, 58 golfersrepresenting a wide-based support of Alvirne hockey, lined the fairways of thepopular Litcheld links to help generatefunds for the Bronco pucks program.Dutil, who has noticed an increasein parental participation for the eventduring the past few years, also thankedthe many sponsors; including Hudsonbusinesses CPTE (Center for PhysicalTherapy & Exercise), Early Start Children’sCenter, the Hudson Kiwanis Club andHudson Trophy for their generousdonations. Special mention went out toCCS Presentation Systems of Nashua forentering a team in addition to sponsoringa hole and donating rafe items.With the standard best ball formatgoverning play on the course, it wasthe foursome of Shawn Brown, TylerBrown, Tyler Livingston and Bill Cahillthat captured rst place, ring a lowgross of 60. For their efforts, they eachwalked away with the commemorative“11th Annual First Place” trophy as wellas an 18 hole pass for a future roundof golf at the host club. Other prizesawarded went to Randy Hicks and SueLaRoche for longest drive in each of theirrespective gender categories as well asConnie Liles and Mike Finnerman for theirclosest to the pin shots; Liles on the 90yard par 3, second and Finnerman as a result of leaving himself an11 foot 10 inch birdie putt on the 160 yard fourth hole.Receiving the ultimate longest drive award was the father/sontwosome of Kent and Ken Fuller. As friends of Billy Levinski, whoseson Zach graduated from AHS in 2008 as well as laced it up forthe Broncos, the Fullers drove from upstate New York (as they doannually) to participate and show their support for Alvirne hockey.Alvirne Athletic Director Karen Bonney, in her 13th year of heading-up Bronco athletics, was once again teeing the pill upin support of the hockey program. “It’s a great fund raiser” notedBonney, who has participated in all 11 hockey fundraiser golf outings. “Anything we can do to raise money and defer the costof playing” is certainly worth the effort noted the AHS A.D. Withthe rst day of tryouts for Alvirne sports taking place on the dayof the golf event, the turnout may have been slightly affected.Nonetheless, Bonney thanked those who participated by saying “weappreciate people who come here to support the program.”Mike Pitre was in charge of the fundraiser and acted as theevent’s emcee; awarding the various prizes as well as conductinga rafe for the numerous items donated by local business, a 50/50rafe as well as a silent auction featuring several Boston sportsteams memorabilia. Prior to engaging in his auctioneer role,Pitre thanked the people of Hudson as well as area businesses formaking the event possible. He added that “we are hoping to haveanother successful year for the hockey program”; building on theaccomplishments of last year’s squad, who under head coach BrianGould, reached the D-III state championship game held at theVerizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.
Free Tickets for SmithsonianMagazine’s Museum Day Live!9-Volt Batteriesa Fire Hazard
submitted by Hudson Fire Department
Hudson Fire Chief Shawn Murray and the New Hampshire StateFire Marshal’s Ofce encourages you to properly locate your extrabatteries and learn how to store them properly.In July, a re broke out in a kitchen “junk” drawer which theresident stated she had just cleaned and organized. The reproduced smoke throughout the rst oor of the home. In thedrawer were spare keys, a cigarette lighter, paper clips, eyeglasscleaner, and some batteries in a baggie along with everythingelse that you nd in a “junk” drawer. The local re departmentdetermined the cause of the re to be from a 9-volt battery storedin the same baggie with other batteries. The 9-volt battery rubbedagainst another battery and ignited the re. In the homeowner’swords, “We were fortunate not to have been away for the weekend.”A 9-volt battery is a re hazard because the positive and negativeposts are on top, right next to one another. If the ends come incontact with anything metal object, i.e., aluminum foil, steel wool,paper clip, other batteries, etc., this will create the object to heat upand ignite a re.To store, keep 9-volt batteries in original packaging, or keep endscovered. For disposal, make sure that the positive and negative postsare safely wrapped in electrical tape.Remember to check your smoke alarms each month to ensureyour family has the early warning needed to get out safely if a reshould occur in your home.
, daughter of George and Joanne Vaclavik of Hudson,was one of 46 Saint Michael’s College students to be awarded grantsto do research with a professor this summer. Vaclavik, a junioreconomics and philosophy double major, graduated from AlvirneHigh School before coming to Saint Michael’s, which is located inBurlington, VT, one of the top 10 college towns in America. Vaclavikis carrying out a project titled social science research.
, daughter of Jim and Cindy Tomaswick of Hudson, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semesterat the University of New England. A 2009 graduate of Alvirne HighSchool Tomaswick is a major in Athletic Training. She is also activelyinvolved at the University in the Athletic Training Club, Habitat forHumanity, Relay for Life and President of the Maine Chapter of theAlpha Chi Honors Society.
Mercedes J. Susi
of Hudson has been named to second honors onthe Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstandingacademic achievement during the spring semester.
Private First Class Nicholas A. Brackett USMC
graduated from Parris Island, SC, on August 3,Platoon 2062, Echo Co. Out of 471 graduates, hereceived the Marine Corp High Shooter Award. A2011 Graduate of Alvirne High, he is heading toCamp Pendleton, CA, for training at Scout SniperSchool. He is the son of Scott and Rosie Brackettof Hudson, and grandson of Ed and Jan Brackettand Ralph and Sandy Russo, all of Hudson.Hudson residents
, a seniormajoring in Interactive Media and Game Development;
, a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering,
, a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Litcheld residents
, a freshman majoring in Engineering and
, a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering were amongstudents from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to theuniversity’s Dean’s List.
a resident of Hudson graduated from theUniversity of Rochester on May 20 at the 162nd commencement witha Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. LaVigueur is the son of Carol LaVigueur, and a graduate of Alvirne High School.The University of Massachusetts-Lowell recently announced thenames of students who achieved academic distinction for the springsemester.
Christopher Allan Achorn, Stephen Andrew Bosjlie,Lycia Costa Boucher, Patrick James Calhoun, Courtney Lynn Clark,Natasha Cole, Balmikki Sharma Croce, Kevin Charles Driscoll, JosephJeanrock DuBois, Joel Matthew Dupont, Mary Elizabeth Femling,Jacob H Galloway, Savannah Sue Johnson, Victoria Jones, JoanneDanielle Lichtenberg, Katherine Mascaro, Catherine Marie McCrady,Ryan Taylor McDonagh, Brittany Alycia Melanson, Adam BennettNardelli, Joseph C. Peach, Jeremy François Poulin, Simon AlexanderShestako, Liezl S. Wee Sit, Timothy James Whitney, Ian NathanielWilson, Anton Zymin
, all of Hudson, and
Michael W O’Keee o Litchfeld.
Alvirne Hockey Hits the Fairways in Fundraiser
S t a f f p h o t o s b y M a r c A y o t t e
Displaying their rst of 60 are (from L to R): Bill Cahill, AHS senior yler Livingston,AHS junior yler Brown, Shawn Brown
submitted by Emily Schneider
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