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Hudson~Litchfield News 10-23-2009

Hudson~Litchfield News 10-23-2009

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The Hudson~Litchfield News is a free weekly newspaper delivered to every home in Hudson and Litchfield New Hampshire every Friday.
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Volume 20 Number 16 October 23, 2009 16 Pages
Supported Through Advertisers
An Independent Weekly Newspaper


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The third annual Kiwanis PumpkinFest held
on the grounds of Hills House in Hudson was
a delightful family affair from start to \ufb01 nish.
Every year the PumpkinFest has gotten bigger
and bigger. It was originally modeled after
Keene\u2019s PumpkinFest.

\u201cIt was a stressful week worrying about
the weather,\u201d said Kiwanis member and
PumpkinFest organizer Mike Falzone.
However, despite numerous bad weather
forecasts, the rain did not come and it was a
bright, breezy and sunny day.

Setup for the giant yard sale began at 7
a.m., and by 8 a.m., when the yard sale
of\ufb01 cially opened, the Hudson Kiwanis annual
PumpkinFest was in full swing, providing a
safe family day \ufb01 lled with activities.

\u201cOur goal is to have this event be as free as
possible,\u201d said Falzone.

Classic cars began arriving shortly after
the yard sale opened. By 9 a.m. they were
displayed on the lawn of the Hills House.
There were trophies, music and raf\ufb02 es with
the car show. By 10 a.m., when the craft sale

Pumpkin Fest
by Sue LaRoche

It was evident from the opening drive that the
Winnacunnet game plan put a lot of emphasis
on their quarterback, and the Broncos had some
dif\ufb01 culty keeping Steve Cronin under wraps as
they fell to Winnacunnet 27-14 on a wintery
Friday night.

Winnacunnet won the toss and marched
down the \ufb01 eld on a 19-play drive which was
capped off by a touchdown to take an early
6-0 lead with 3:55 to go in the \ufb01 rst quarter.
The Broncos could not put any points on the
board even though Evan Anaya managed to
pick off two passes giving the Broncos several
opportunities to score.

It certainly was not an insurmountable lead as
the Broncos came out to open the second half
down 6-0. Despite two Alvirne possessions to
open the half, the second courtesy of a fumble
recovery by Derek Janko, the Broncos could
not move the ball. Winnacunnet scored their
second touchdown with 4:37 to go in the third
quarter with a good PAT to make the score 13-0.

Late in the third quarter, Alvirne put together
an 11 play drive and scored on a 26 yard timing
pass from quarterback Jon Baldwin to Evan

Anaya making the score 13-6 with the missed
extra point.

Two fourth quarter Winnacunnet touchdowns
put the game out of reach as they increased
their lead to 27-6. With 2:12 to go the Broncos
scored on a 21-yard pass from Baldwin to
Sean Sipsey, but the ensuing onside kick was
unsuccessful and Winnacunnet ran out the clock
handing the Broncos the loss.

\u201cWe got beat by a better team tonight,\u201d
explained Coach Bob Nimblett. \u201cThey
controlled all aspects of the football game and
we had no answer for the quarterback. They
played power football and we could not match

it.\u201dBaldwin had 2 touchdown passes on the

night throwing for 80 yards and rushing for 32
more. Chris Goldsack had 40 yards rushing,
while Vinnie Frasco added a combined 50 yards
rushing and kickoff returns. The defense was led
by Anaya with 2 interceptions and good defense
by Derek Janko, Jeremy Baker, Tom Eldredge,
Frasco, Baldwin and Goldsack.

The Broncos record drops to 3-3 in Class L
play and they will host 1-4 Merrimack on Friday
October 23.

by Doug Robinson

Catharine Morris, of Catharine Morris
Photography, and her husband, Bryant, will be
volunteering their time and talents in an effort
to provide \u2018Portraits for Patriots\u2019.

\u201cThis is our way to give back to our
community,\u201d commented Catharine Morris,
\u201cand we wish to be able to provide every
Patriot who is serving our country a collection
of professional pictures of their family members
for the holidays, free of charge.\u201d

Daughter to a disabled veteran and
granddaughter to a Marine, Morris has long
understood the sacri\ufb01ces and the trials of those
who serve in our military.

\u201cWe want to open up our photography
to everybody and we wish to take as many
family photographs as possible,\u201d continued
Morris. \u201cWe wish to take pictures of boys, girls,
newborns, girlfriends, boyfriends, moms, dads,
grandparents, as well as entire families. There
is no limit as to how many people are in the
family. We just wish to help send to our Troops
a piece of home.\u201d

Catharine Morris is a full-time wedding
photographer who now resides with her
husband in Litch\ufb01 eld. She has photographed
weddings all over New England and Bermuda.
Her passion for photography and education
has made it possible for her to stay current
with the latest trends in the wedding industry.
Catharine received her bachelor\u2019s degree in
Business Management from the University
of Massachusetts Boston, and a certi\ufb01 cate
in Professional Photography from Boston
University\u2019s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. She
is a member of the following organizations:
WPPI [Wedding & Portrait Photographers
International, New Hampshire Professional
Photographers Association, and Artistic Guild of
Wedding Photo Journalistic Association.

\u201cMorris\u2019 photography is not an ordinary
photography studio who does things by the
book. We are extraordinary and go above-and-
beyond for all of our clients. Our products are
top-of-the-line unique.\u201d

The photography sessions will be held
beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 1,
and then be repeated each Sunday during the
month of November.

\u201cMac\u2019s Apples of Londonderry has been very
gracious and has offered us the use of their
beautiful apple orchards and ponds for our
photo shoots. They will be directing those who

attend to the correct location.\u201d

Morris Photography will be offering a 5x7 as
well as (2) 4x6 photographs at no charge to those
who choose to have their pictures taken. Pictures
will be ordered online from Catharine Morris
Photography Website and then the pictures will
be forwarded by mail to the family requesting the

\u201cIn addition, Bryant and I will be including
a CD with the \ufb01 nal images for each family, free
of charge. Should any family order additional
pictures online, all proceeds will be donated to a
local food bank,\u201d stated Catharine Morris.

\u201cThis is just a \u2018thank you\u2019 from us,\u201d commented
Morris. \u201cEach session will take 15-30 minutes
each. Hopefully, we will take more than 91
family pictures, because that is the age of my
granddad. I am very proud of him, my father,
and every person who is serving our country.\u201d

Army First Class SFC Anna Allatt salutes the \ufb02 ag to the
United States of America. \ue000 ank you for serving.
Portraits for Patriots
Bringing a Piece of Home
to Our Troops

started, the grounds were also busy. This year
there was a carnival and games for the children.
Many came for lunch, and there was a wide
variety of food vendors, from the good-old
American hotdog to Thai or Korean food; fried
dough, french fries, popcorn, drinks and yummy
baked goods were also available.

\u201cWe have over 65 vendors this year, which is
our biggest,\u201d said Falzone.

At 1 p.m., Bill Shontz\u2019s Children\u2019s and
Family Concert began. Shontz is a musical
icon who provides very enjoyable family
music. Appearing with Madman Dan Katsnitz,
Shontz thrilled the audience with toe-tapping
songs that they could sing along with him. He
spent 20 years with RosenShontz, and is a
spokesperson for EarthWatch and Green Up
Vermont. He is also the founder and CEO of the
Children\u2019s Music Hall of Fame (website www.

Many families made a trek across the street
to see the Petting Zoo and Alvirne Barn.
Alvirne Forestry students put on a demo of their
lumberjack skills.

Hudson Police brought
their crime scene van
and had it displayed
with pieces of
evidence that
might be collected
at a crime scene.
The police van
was one of the
most popular
and most
talked about
attractions at
the event.
At dusk, there
was a pumpkin
glow and all got
to enjoy the carved
pumpkins at their
very best.
Owner Caroline of Rock Hill Stables provided free pony rides
\ue000e Countrybrook Farms booth looked
like part of the decor
Some of the carved pumpkins for the Pumpkin Glow
Takes One on the Chin
Touchdown by Evan Anaya
See AHS band story
on page 6
AHS Football
submitted by Jaqueline Martone, President, Jackie\u2019s Clean Sweep

Jackie\u2019s Clean Sweep is proud to announce that on October 1,
we became Partners with this amazing foundation called Cleaning
for a Reason, providing free professional housecleaning services
for women undergoing treatment for cancer. The Cleaning for a
Reason Foundation is the only national non-pro\ufb01t
organization in the country doing this type of
philanthropic work.

Cleaning for a Reason was of\ufb01cially founded in
May 2006 as a Texas non-pro\ufb01t corporation and
has 5016 tax-exempt status from the IRS. Deborah
Sardone, the founder, is a 25-year veteran of the
housecleaning industry, and since 2007, this one-of-
a-kind foundation donated over $240,000.00 worth
of cleaning services nationwide.

As a local independent business, I felt no
hesitation when we had the opportunity to become
founding partners. I feel this is a perfect way for us to
give back to our community that has shown so much
support for Jackie\u2019s Clean Sweep. Fighting cancer
is dif\ufb01cult enough; living with it is even tougher. So
help us spread the word about this extraordinary
organization. I truly believe that our communities
will bene\ufb01t by the efforts that myself and all the other
partners across the country give daily, and I hope

that through our joint efforts, we can bring more awareness that these
services are available to the women of our communities at the most
dif\ufb01cult time in their lives.

If you\u2019d like to learn more about Cleaning for a Reason, please visit
Contact us
17 Executive Drive, Suite 1, Hudson, NH 03051 880-1516 Fax 879-9707 www.areanewsgroup.com news@areanewsgroup.com
Community Events
Community Events
Community Events
Friday, October 23

The Hudson Police Department and CHIPS
(Children of Hudson Interacting with Police
Services) will hold a Fright Night at the
Hudson Community Center (old Lions Hall),
12 Lion Avenue, from 6-9 p.m. The evening
will feature games, trick-or-treat bags, trick-
or-treat safety tips, prizes, snacks, and more.
Free to all Hudson children through grade 5.

Monday, October 26

Home Health & Hospice Care (HHHC) will
host a \ufb02u vaccination clinic from
10 a.m.-noon at Mission Pointe off Lowell
Road in Hudson. The clinic is open to
anyone age 18; no appointments are needed.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent
or guardian. HHHC cannot bill private
or managed care insurance companies
for this service. Individuals may pay the
fees upfront at the clinic and then apply
for reimbursement on their own. Those
covered by Medicare B do not have to pay
the fee, but they must show their Medicare
identi\ufb01cation card at the clinic for Medicare
billing purposes. Pneumonia vaccinations
will also be offered during this clinic for
people at risk of contracting pneumonia.
There is a fee for the \ufb02u vaccination and the
pneumonia vaccination. Please Note: This is
only for the seasonal in\ufb02uenza vaccine, not
the Swine vaccine.

Thursday, October 29

The Hudson Boy Scouts of Troop 21 will
be hosting a haunted house in the spirit of
Halloween. The event will take place at the
Wattannick Grange Hall, located at
4 Windham Road, just off the intersection of
Greeley Street and Route 111, and will run
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Children 6 to
11 years old are invited to come for a night
of fun and frights. Any Cub Scout who
brings a friend, or boys who sign up for Cub
Scouts, will receive a special surprise. Main
events include a haunted tour of the grange,
a bounce-house, and snacks and drinks.
Admission is free. For questions, contact
Scoutmaster Ben Dibble at 305-7492 or at

Saturday, November 7
Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside
Street, Nashua, will hold a \ufb01nalHousehold
Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection

from 8 a.m.-noon. It is open to residents
of surrounding towns, including Hudson
and Litch\ufb01eld. There is a small user fee
per vehicle, and additional charges for
electronics recycling. For more information
and a complete list of accepted items, please
visit: http://www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call

The Campbell High School Friends of
Music is looking for crafters and vendors
for their third annual Craft and Vendor

Fair being held at Campbell High School.
If you are interested, e-mail Karen at

The Litch\ufb01eld Presbyterian Church, Route
3A, Litch\ufb01eld, will hold a Holiday Craft Fair
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be many local
crafters, baked goods, and a huge raf\ufb02e table.

Religious Events
Religious Events
Religious Events
Saturday, October 31

The Londonderry Church of the Nazarene
will hold its annual Harvest Festival from
2:30 p.m. to dusk at the Hook/Smith homes,
181 and 183 Old Derry Road, Hudson.
Activities for both adults and children
include a pie contest, pumpkin painting and
carving, sack races, tractor rides, pumpkin
bowling, free refreshments, and more. The
public is welcome. For more information,
call Eryn Richards at 883-4382 or Carrie
Smith at 881-8424.

Saturday, November 14 and Sunday,
November 15
St. Kathryn Parish, located at 4 Dracut Road,
Hudson, will be holding their 16th Annual
Holiday Bazaar and Penny Sale on Saturday,

November 14 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and
Sunday, November 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be holiday crafts, penny sale gifts,
theme baskets, fabulous food, homemade
candies and baked goods, and a grand raf\ufb02e
(cash prizes). Please come and join us for a
few days of fun, prizes, food, and gifts, and
start your holiday season right!

School Activities
School Activities
School Activities
Saturday October 24

The Alvirne Friends of Music is sponsoring
a Fall Craft Fair to bene\ufb01t the Alvirne High
School Music Program. The craft fair will
be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alvirne High
School, Route 102, Hudson. This fair
promises to be one of the best ever, with
crafters displaying their artistic talents and
unique wares. Dozens of local crafters
with a variety of handmade items will be
offering their merchandise for sale, along
with bake sale items and raf\ufb02es throughout
the day. Many items are seasonal and
will make perfect holiday gifts. There will
be handmade jewelry, chocolate tasting,
handmade cases for electronic items, holiday
ornaments, clothing, and other items. Visit
the new ahsmusic.org for more details.

The Hills Garrison Elementary School
Playground Committee will be sponsoring an
Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

evening, as a fundraiser to help with the
playground expansion project. The dinner
will be held at King\u2019s Court Banquet Hall,
222 Central Street, Hudson, and the doors
will open at 5:30 p.m., with the meal at 6:30
p.m. Unlike a traditional night of theater, an
Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater actually
incorporates you into the action while
you dine. Tickets include a three-course
meal and entertainment, and all proceeds
bene\ufb01t the HGS Playground Fund. For more
information, or to purchase tickets, call

The Club at LMS After School is holding
a Fall Festival at Litch\ufb01eld Middle School
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets will be sold
at the event. Come support a positive
place for kids after school and enjoy many
fall activities. There will be music, food,
and beverages available. Contests for the
best pumpkin and apple pies and the best
pumpkin decorations will be held. For more
information, contact Bill Roy at wroy@bgcn.
com or 603-660-6349. This is not a school
district sponsored event.

School Activities
School Activities
School Activities
Wednesday, October 28

Campbell High School, Litch\ufb01eld, will host
a Parent Forum from 6-7 pm. All Campbell
High School parents are welcome to join
Principal Bob Manseau in the CHS Library
for discussion.

Seminars & Courses
Seminars & Courses
Seminars & Courses
Wednesday, October 28

Every business has its challenges, but
with the recent economic changes, small
business owners are reviewing the stability
and strength of their operations in order to
survive adverse economic impacts. Warren
Haggerty, Business Development Specialist
from the SBA NH District Of\ufb01ce and SCORE,
Counselors to America\u2019s Small Business
will conduct a free informational brie\ufb01ng
at the next Greater Hudson Chamber of

Commerce meeting, 71 Lowell Road,

concerning the resources and services
available through the SBA. Business
counseling services are con\ufb01dential and
free of charge. For information on this
program, contact Warren Haggerty, Business
Development Specialist at 603-225-1405.
For a full array of SBA programs, visit

Thursday, October 29
The Hudson Historical Society will present
Buying and Selling on eBay!Glenn Della-

Monica, a recognized Education Specialist
trained by eBay, will present Buying and
Selling on eBay at 7 p.m. at the Hills House,
Derry Rd., Hudson. Please join us! Light
refreshments will be served.

Sports & Recreation
Sports & Recreation
Sports & Recreation
Starting Now
The Litch\ufb01eld Recreational Basketball
League will hold registration for the 2009-

2010 season. Register early and take
advantage of our early registration discount.
Simply use the following link to register:

Skills assessment days and times are listed

below. All assessments will be held at
Litch\ufb01eld Middle School. All players must
register prior to the assessment date. The
3rd and 4th grade girls assessment will be
held on Tuesday, October 27, 6 p.m.; the
5th and 6th grade girls assessment will be
on Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m.; the 3rd
and 4th grade boys assessment will be on
Wednesday, October 28, 6 p.m.; the 5th
and 6th grade boys will be on Wednesday,
October 28, 7 p.m.; the 7th and 8th
grade girls assessment will be on Tuesday,
November 17, 6 p.m.; and the 7th and 8th
grade boys will be on Tuesday, November
17, 6:30 p.m. Instructional participants will
be contacted in mid-November.

Saturday, October 24

The Hudson Recreation Department will
hold the \ufb01rst adult event of the season, which
will be a Halloween Dance, from
7:30-11 p.m. at the Community Center,
12 Lion Avenue, Hudson. Tickets are
on sale at the Town Clerk\u2019s Of\ufb01ce and at
the Recreation Department. Fore more
information, call the Recreation Department
at 880-1600.

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events
Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday
(June \u2013 August)
Boy Scout Troop 11, Litch\ufb01eld Community Church, 7:00 p.m., every Monday
during the school year.

Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.
Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., \ufb01rst Thursday.
Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.
Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday.

(except January & July)
Girl Scouts Adult Volunteers, Litch\ufb01eld Service Unit, Litch\ufb01eld Middle School, Art
Room, 6:30 \u2013 8 p.m., second Wednesday. Anyone interested is welcome.

Hudson/Litch\ufb01eld Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday.
Library Events: www.cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com
Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday.
Litch\ufb01eld Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email

katharford@comcast.net for location.
Litch\ufb01eld Budget Committee, Campbell High, Media room, 7:00 p.m., fourth
Thursday of the month.
Litch\ufb01eld Lions Club, Litch\ufb01eld Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Thursday.
Litch\ufb01eld Republican Committee, Litch\ufb01eld Tech Park, 480 Charles Bancroft Hwy,
7:00 p.m., third Thursday. For info, call 424-5487.
Litch\ufb01eld Women\u2019s Club, Litch\ufb01eld Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July
& August at member\u2019s homes)

Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., \ufb01rst Tuesday.
Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday.
Recreation Department activities: www.litch\ufb01eld.mv.com/commision/recreation_

The Club at LMS After-School Advisory Board, Litch\ufb01eld Middle School, 6:00 p.m.,
last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May)
Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.
Hudson Regular Meetings & Events

60 and Over Coffe Club, Rec. Center, 9 \u2013 11 a.m., every Tuesday.
Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Wednesday.
Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Monday.
American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Monday.
Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 \u2013 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept.

23\u2013May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000.
Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., \ufb01rst Saturday.
Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst, second, and
fourth Tuesday.
Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday.
Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino\u2019s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings,
8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020.
Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday.
Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Monday.
Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday.
Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m.
Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information.
Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday.
Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Thursday.
Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road,
7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June \u2013 August)

Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday.
GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Wednesday.
GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rogers Memorial Library,

7 p.m., second Wednesday.
Hannah Dustin Quilter\u2019s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., \ufb01rst Monday
(except June through August)
Hudson Area Moms Club, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December)

Hudson Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday.
Hudson Lions Club, Valentino\u2019s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday.
Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. \u2013 4 p.m.,

every Wednesday and Thursday.
Hudson/Litch\ufb01eld Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday.
Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room,
7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.
Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call
Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., \ufb01rst Wednesday.
Library Trustees, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Wednesday.

Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday.
Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday.
Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Friday of the month (October

to May)
Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., \ufb01rst and third

Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday.
Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst, second, and fourth Wednesday.
Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday.
School Board, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m., \ufb01rst and third Monday.
Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second

Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., \ufb01rst Monday.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for
weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting.
Tot Playgroup, Rec Center (Merri\ufb01eld Park during summer months), 9:30 a.m., every

Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday.
VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday
VFW Men\u2019s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., \ufb01rst Monday

Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third
Wattannick Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., \ufb01rst and third Monday (889-5575)
Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday
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Jackie\u2019s Clean Sweep Partners
for a Cause
by Len Lathrop

If you left your axe
head at the Kimball
Hill property
prior to 1967, like
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can have it back!
Please give them
a call and it is all

While cutting and
splitting wood for
their parents, the
McGraw children
were puzzled when
the log splitter
came to a hard
shoulder wrenching
stop in the middle of a piece of Hickory. Close examination found an axe head securely embedded in
the old tree. It was not visible until the log was split.

The few questions for the McGraw\u2019s, who have lived on Kimball Hill since 1967, was which one of
the now adult kids do you think left the
axe in the tree?
No one would \u201cfess up\u201d and Dick
McGraw, believes that it must have been
left before they moved there, as he has
never lost an axe head in all the years of
burning about 4 cords of wood every year
to heat their home. It took over 43 years
and 128 cords of wood to \ufb01 nd, but the
mysterious treasure has caused a lot of
conversation at the McGraw household;
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by Master Patrol Of\ufb01 cer Christopher T. Cavallaro, Hudson Police Department and Doug Robinson

A few months ago, Hudson Police Department\u2019s Master Patrol Of\ufb01 cer Christopher T. Cavallaro was selected
to be New Hampshire\u2019s representative to participate in the 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special
Olympics World Games. The following story memoirs his experiences, thoughts, and feelings with regards
to personal honor he felt having been selected, as well as his feelings to having participated in the Special
Olympics World Games.
\u201cWell, I\u2019ve been involved with the Special Olympics of New Hampshire for just about six years now and
had the honor of being selected to represent my State as a runner at the 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run
which took place in Boise, Idaho. This experience was truly a humbling one and really opened my eyes to

just how globally huge and important the Special Olympics really are. De\ufb01 nitely would not call myself a
softy by any means of the expression,
but certain moments nearly brought
me to tears. Notice I said \u2018nearly\u2019,\u201d
begins the memoir written by Master
Patrol Of\ufb01 cer Christopher T. Cavallaro.
Cavallaro has been a Hudson police
of\ufb01 cer for the past seven years.
\u201cAfter my \ufb01 rst year on the job, the two
Hudson Special Olympics volunteer
of\ufb01 cers, who had volunteered their
time for many years, decided to step
down and give someone else a chance
to become involved. I was approached
and asked if I would like to take
one of their positions. Born, raised,
and educated on Long Island, NY, I
remembered the Special Olympics
taking place and my classmates
volunteering. Unfortunately, I was a
wrestler and the games usually took
place during the wrestling season
and I was not able to volunteer.
While attending college at Norwich
University, I had the opportunity to
volunteer for the Special Olympics
there as well, but I chose not to again.
Looking back, I wish I had. So, when
I was asked by my peers to volunteer,
I gladly jumped at the opportunity
to \ufb01 nally become involved with the
Special Olympics organization.\u201d
Throughout the years, Cavallaro has
led the Hudson leg of the Special

Olympics Torch runs and also
presented medals to the athletes at the various games, which include the Regional Spring Games in Hudson
and the State Winter Games held at Waterville Valley.
\u201cThe feeling I get when handing a medal to an athlete is rewarding in itself. Watching them compete and
truly give it their all for the spirit of competition is amazing. These Olympians don\u2019t get televised fame and
fortune. They don\u2019t get major commercial endorsements by Nike, Adidas, and Champion. Yet they still do it,
and give it their all every time. That is the mark of a true athlete. That is what should be admired.\u201d
Carol Cray (Director of Volunteers and Liaison for Special Olympics New Hampshire, SONH), called
Cavallaro and asked him if he would be willing to represent the SONH in the 2009 Special Olympics Torch
Run leading up to the World Games.
\u201cI was instantly \ufb01 lled with excitement and I thought back to the past NH Torch Runs.\u201d
In thinking about the World Winter Game and runners telling all about their own experiences in Ireland and
China, Cavallaro thought to himself, \u201cSweet!\u201d With thoughts of a trip to Italy, Germany, Norway, and Poland,
Cavallaro accepted the offer and was honored. When he asked where the games were going to be held, Cray
replied in his usual happy chipper voice, \u201cBoise, Idaho.\u201d
\u201cI believe there was a brief moment of silence after that. All I could
think as I hung my head was \u2018potatoes.\u2019 Quickly and suddenly,
I snapped out of it and realized what an honor it was to even be
chosen for this. I would be representing my State, the SONH, and all
the athletes I had presented awards to all these years. Wow! I could
not wait to tell everyone I knew, and that\u2019s just what I did.\u201d
Like all athletes, Cavallaro was to be assigned a roommate at the
Winter Olympics.
\u201cMy roommate was listed as a Nathan West from Queensland,
Australia and there was an asterisk next to his name. As I read down
the page, I noticed a legend at the bottom noting that the * next to a
person\u2019s name meant that they were a Special Olympics Athlete. At
home, all I\u2019m responsible for are my two dogs, and now I\u2019m going to
be responsible for an athlete? Another list showed that I would be
giving a speech after one of our runs, and sure enough, I would be
giving the \ufb01 rst speech on my run team.\u201d
The Olympic Torch Run began in Spokane, Washington and
continued throughout many, if not most, of the towns in Idaho, then
ending in Boise, Idaho. The run was to take 12 days and cover 80+
miles through the mountains and valleys of Idaho.
\u201cAfter kissing my wife goodbye and a quick strip search at airport
security, I was in the sky anticipating the week-and-a-half of running
ahead of me. After landing in Spokane, the runners were all warmly
greeted by the Law Enforcement Torch Runners (LETR) Support
Team. Now being from New Hampshire, I\u2019m pretty used to the cold
weather, until I set foot outside for the \ufb01 rst time. Wow, was it cold.
We were all directed into a bus and shipped to our hotel. At the
hotel, we were once again warmly greeted by more Support Staff
and given the itinerary for the day and our room key. As I lugged my
bags upstairs and opened my room, I was excited and a little anxious
to meet my roommate. After emptying out my bags and hanging up
my uniform, my roommate walked in. With an Aussie accent, he
greeted me and we talked for a while. What a great person to room
with. I had lucked out and could not have been happier.\u201dCavallaro
learned that Nathan was 24 years old and was a soccer goaltender
for his team in the Aussie Special Olympics, winning several medals
with his team in Sydney and China. He has been involved in Special
Olympics for nine years and also played cricket and basketball.
He had never seen the snow before arriving in the States and was
\u201cI then went downstairs to receive my gear for the days ahead. I was
handed a giant Columbia bag with my name on it and headed back
upstairs to my room. I opened the bag and was amazed at all of the
quality Columbia cold weather gear we were given. It was really top-
notch stuff and it was all embroidered with the 2009 LETR logo. Next
stop was back downstairs to meet my team for the \ufb01 rst time. I was
to be a member of Team 9, and what a great team I would come to
realize it was. We had police of\ufb01 cers from all over, including Alaska,
California, Nova Scotia, China, Holland, North Carolina, and West
Virginia. My team was soon \ufb01 ttingly known as the mis\ufb01 ts.\u201d
Bright and early the next morning, Team 9 sported our new gear and
loaded onto the buses headed to Coeur d\u2019Alene, Idaho, where the
First Lady of Idaho would receive the torch and pass it on to the LETR
to of\ufb01 cially begin the Torch Run.
\u201cThe scenery was amazing in Idaho. There were rolling mountains
and pristine lakes and rivers everywhere. For a mountain man like
me, this was heaven. After receiving the torch, we kicked off our
\ufb01 rst run. Before becoming a cop, I was in a military school and was
accustomed to running information. I could quickly tell that several
of the others were not. Slowly the kinks seemed to work themselves
out and we started to run together as a unit, calling out cadences. As
we ran through the streets, the people would look and cheer us on.
The atmosphere was very kind and inviting.\u201d
\u201cThe second day marked the day I would deliver my speech,\u201d
commented Cavallaro. Their \ufb01 rst-day run started at the Canadian
border where they were greeted by the Canadian Royal Mounted
\u201cWe then made our way down through Bonners Ferry, Idaho where
my speech would be given. I worried about my speech and how it
would be received while leading the pack with the torch as we ran. I
am not that great of a public speaker.

Memoir - continued to page 10
Truly Humbling Experience - A Memoir
Teammates Chris and Nathan
Staff Photos by Len Lathrop
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