View of McCullough Turnpike on Route 17 Montpelier resident Brenda Greika has settled into a weekend routine during the pandemic. She packs up her car with ample food and drinks, pops a Starline Rhythm Boys or Patti Casey CD into her player, and drives to a Vermont town she's never been to before.
To celebrate Halloween, Greika visited Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven to see a gravestone with a window built into it. It belongs to 19th-century doctor Timothy Clark Smith, who feared being buried alive and was reportedly entombed with a hammer. In January, Greika ended up at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston, where she communed with a barred owl.
Littleton police to plunge for Special Olympics
February 17, 2021LITTLETON — On March 7, four Littleton Police Department members will plunge into Partridge Lake to raise funds for the New Hampshire Special Olympics. It's the first time in recent history that the department has formed a team, and the officers will continue to fundraise throughout February.
The annual Penguin Plunge in Hampton and Winni Dip in Laconia have historically been two of the most significant fundraisers for the New Hampshire Chapter of Special Olympics. The money they generate helps fund year-round athletic training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.
However, COVID changed the landscape last year and negatively affected Special Olympics funding. This year, the non-profit broke the two larger gatherings into numerous hyper-local, do-it-yourself events with plunges happening throughout February and March.