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Enfield residents raising money to reopen Huse Park playground

Via the town of Enfield:

As most people are aware, for safety reasons, the Huse Park playground structure had to be temporarily closed in late-summer when deterioration in the apparatus’ supports were discovered by members of the (Department of Public Works) grounds crew. The Enfield Village Association (EVA) has graciously offered to help the Town of Enfield raise the funds needed to complete the repairs and reopen the playground to our youth before winter. EVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and any donations made to help reopen the playground will be 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Donations have already started to come in, but we still have a ways to go. This is a very important project for the youth of our community, and we hope you will consider supporting the effort.

Link, including information on donating.

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Upper Valley Humane Society takes in 44 animals; wants to make room for displaced pets from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The Upper Valley Humane Society last month “helped a Vermont shelter that was bursting at the seams,” according to its email newsletter.

We took in 44 animals! Gulp! So many animals!
They are now all available for adoption!


If you’ve been looking for a furry family member, now is a great time!


Adopting now makes a difference in 2 ways:
1) You will help our neighbor-shelter in Vermont.
2) You will make room for animals displaced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Pictured at the top is Charlotte, a bunny who has been at UVHS for quite a while! Check out the rest of their adoptable pets here.

Irma has strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 hurricane. Read more here.

Visions for Creative Housing Solutions, apartments for adults with developmental disabilities, is looking to expand

Former Hanover High School classmates Jana Kieboam, of White River Junction, left, and Brett Wilson, of Hanover, right, walk the grounds of Sunrise Farm in Enfield, N.H., during an open house for Visions for Creative Housing Saturday, August 26, 2017. The Enfield location provides housing and services for 11 adults with developmental delays and disabilities. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From the Sunday Valley News:

Going into this weekend, Sylvia Dow figured that about a dozen adults with developmental disabilities occupied the official waiting list for apartments through Visions for Creative Housing Solutions.


During Visions’ third-anniversary open house Saturday at Sunrise Farm, the former inn where Dow and her Visions staff of 16 work with 11 residents, 30-year-old Lyme resident Michelle Baymiller was talking seriously about joining the line.


“I wanted to explore my options,” said Baymiller, one of an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Americans with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a wide range of medical problems and learning challenges. “Thirty years with my dad is long enough. I’m getting older. I can’t live with dad forever.


“This is the starting point.” …


Meanwhile, Visions is looking around Lebanon for multi-family, three- and four-apartment buildings to buy. This past July, the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority awarded Visions an Emerging Opportunities Program grant of $50,000, with which Dow hopes to expand to six locations over the next five years.

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