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Star Island historic preservation grants … and more
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Gosport Chapel

The nonprofit Star Island Corporation has received two separate grants of $10,000 in support of historic preservation work being done this year on the circa-1800 Gosport Chapel, one of the iconic buildings located on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals and visited by thousands each summer. Star Island received a $10,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation in cooperation with the NH Preservation Alliance, and a separate $10,000 grant for the project provided by the Cogswell Benevolent Trust. The grants will help pay for preservation work on the exterior of the 222-year-old chapel. Star Island is set to open for the season in mid-June with a full schedule of programs and conferences open to all.

Board members, capital campaign donors, community members, clients and staff took part in the recent Hope on Haven Hill’s recent groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the next phase in construction of the Center for Hope and Hope On Haven Hill Groundbreaking Photo 05242022Wellness in Rochester. The center will be located on the site of the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Charles Street in Rochester. For over a year, HHH has been working to raise the funds needed to raze the church building and construct the agency’s new 8,000-square-foot facility, which will serve as a hub for families in recovery, offering treatment and wellness programs, workplace training, child care for parents in agency program and community space for a range of health and learning programs.  To date, $3.1 million has been raised toward a $3.25 million capital campaign goal.

Eric Turchon has joined Peabody & Smith Realty’s Holderness office. Turchon, who previously worked as an agent O’Rourke Realty in North Woodstock, graduated with a business degree from Plymouth State University and has sales and customer service experience as a buyer/manager in the snow sports industry.

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