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Christmas Parties

Here at Pine Haven we celebrate numerous parties to celebrate the miracle of Christmas. A special thanks to CDL engineers and to Miss New Hampshire for visiting us.

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CCA Global Partners' Visit

Members of the CCA Global Partners company visited Pine Haven's boys. Together they decorated ginger bread houses, played bingo games, and put up some Christmas decorations. What a fantastic time we had!

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St. Pius X Youth Group's Visit

Members of the youth group from the St. Pius X Parish in Manchester visited Pine Haven's boys. Together they played games. The members of the youth group gave out Christmas gifts.

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September 8th

Pine Haven celebrated its birthday with a Mass presided by Bishop Libasci, followed by a delicious supper prepared by the local Knights of Colombus. The event was very well attended and a great success

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Family Cookout 2013

At the end of the summer, Pine Haven staff, children and their families gathered for the traditional "family cookout". It was very well attended, people enjoyed food and shared their friendship.

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Summer Groups

During the summer the children participated in groups whose topic was to learn about a new culture. The children chose to study the culture of India. They got to know its feast and celebrations. Some families from India came to Pine Haven and showed the children how to make a "Henna tattoo".

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Graduation

The guest speaker at the graduation ceremony was the very first student at Pine Haven in 1963. In his speech he stressed how Pine Haven had changed him and made a difference in his life. His talk was so inspiring and moving that tears could be seen in the eyes of the people attending the ceremony.

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6th Annual Pine Haven Reception

This event was held in Nashua in May to start the celebration of Pine Haven's 50th birthday. Many people attended the celebration from all over New Hampshire and it was a great success

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Radio Disney Party

Students and staff at Pine Haven shared their moves with members of Radio Disney’s Rockin’Road Crew at a dance off on March 22nd as a reward for finishing in the top five of “Get Active, Get Fit” statewide fitness competition.. From October through November 2012, students were asked to exercise for a certain amount of time every day. Pine haven saw 100% participation and this led to winning the contest.

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Handy Man Squad, from Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua

...so much to do in keeping Pine Haven beautiful. Not a problem? We called "Handy Man Squad!" and wow! From Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua, this "Squad" came up and with skills and dedication helped to paint the entire school hallway in one weekend. You should have been here, too!

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Iditarod Race
While the greatest Mushers in the world are racing the Iditarod race in Alaska, Pine Haven had its own Iditarod competition on March 2.
Scouts from the troop 168 in Dover visited Pine Haven and they organized a sled race. Special dogs were utilized and the Pine Haven team was able to win the race thanks to a great team effort and hard training. The day was ended when the teams shared a delicious Jambalaya dinner. Congratulation to the Pine Haven Iditarod champions!

 

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Christmas 2012

We had another wonderful Christmas, with Santa coming to visit us, even though he said he was very busy; our students were so excited. Under the branches of our tall Christmas many gifts were waiting to be opened.

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December 16, 2012

Friends from the Parish of the Assumption in Dover came to visit Pine haven and organized a Christmas party for the children. Presents were given to the boys and a delicious meal was prepared and served. To top off the party, there was a Magic Show that left the children and staff speechless.

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Mock Presidential Speeches - November 1st, 2012

The third and fourth graders worked very hard researching the 2012 Presidential candidates. They prepared speeches, which they wrote themselves, then presented them in front of the school in a mock election. At Pine Haven, according to student votes, President Barack Obama won 16 votes to 10 votes over Mitt Romney. The boys did an excellent job in preparing and performing their speeches, as well as answering peer questions.

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Dinner

On October 21 members of the Social Committee and friends from Assumption Parish in Dover visited Pine haven. They spent time playing with the children and prepared a delicious supper. It was a fun evening! We hope to see you back!

 

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Fungo visits Pine Haven

The boys had a visit from Fungo, the mascot from the Fisher Cats. They are now part of the Reading Challenge that the Fisher Cats sponsor. If they read 5 books by April they will receive 2 tickets  to a Fisher Cat game and the boys can participate in an on-field parade that honors them. The visit was a success and included a book reading to get the boys motivated.

       

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2012 Pine Haven Graduation Ceremony

On June 15, 2012, Pine Haven celebrated the end of the school year with an award and graduation ceremony. This year one of our students was leaving the program and moving on to new experiences in life. All the students in the program received awards highlighting their individual achievements during the school year and listened to an inspirational talk given by the guest speaker of the day, Mary Ledoux, a former cottage staff. Guests at the ceremony included students’ families, social workers, and respite families. After all the awards and presentations, students had the opportunity to enjoy some refreshments and visit together with family, friends, and Pine Haven staff.

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Cookout With The "Knights"

On June 2nd 2012, the Allenstown Knights of Columbus organized a cookout for the children at Pine Haven. However, the weather didn't collaborate as it rained cats and dogs. Therefore the "cookout" was transformed into a "cook-in". Children and staff at Pine Haven want to thank the Knights of Columbus for the delicious food they provided and for spending time with all of us.

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5th Annual Pine Haven Reception

A big "THANKS" to all who attended the Pine Haven Reception on May 10th at the Nashua Country Club. Our special guest speaker gave a wonderful and inspirational talk followed by a video presentation about Pine Haven. A fun raffle concluded the evening, with Red Sox tickets and other wonderful prizes. The donations of many generous parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua and other friends made a great impact in Pine Haven. A big thanks to everyone.

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Visit From St. Anselm College

On January 28, 2012 a group of students from St. Anselm College decided to spend the afternoon visiting Pine Haven and playing with the children. The children had a blast! They played their favorite games with these young students and shared delicious snacks. Thank you very much for spending the day with us!

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Donation from Bi-Wise and Associated Grocers of New England.

Pine Haven Boys Center would like to thank Bi-Wise and Associated Grocers of New England for choosing Pine Haven as their Shurfine Neighbor to Neighbor Program beneficiary. We accepted the check totaling $ 5000/ for our mission. Thank you again for your generous donation!

 

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Soccer Season

During the Fall, the Pine Haven soccer team participated in the Suncook Soccer Tournament. It was fun and very exciting as the children played very hard and displayed great sportsmanship.

   

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Family Cookout

On August 26, Pine haven held its annual family cookout. Children, their families and Pine haven staff, all enjoyed a day filled with food, fun and games. This year's winner of the Fr. John Vitali award was Dustin.

  

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Aubuchon Gift to us

Aubuchon Hardware Store in Allenstown, NH donated 250$ to our Center. It was their community appreciation day and they chose Pine Haven for their local Charity Donation. Thank you so much to Aubuchon and to Ken, the store manager.

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Dinner at Nashua Holiday Inn

The students and staff at Pine Haven thank the Nashua Holiday Inn for the wonderful dinner on February 8. The meal was generously donated by the Holiday Inn, and everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet held at the hotel. Helping to serve the dinner were the members of the Handyman group from Immaculate Conception Parish. Thank you so much for giving our boys such a fun event!

 

 

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A Day on Lake Winnipesaukee

Our boys enjoyed a sunny day on Lake Winnipesaukee, thanks to the generosity of Ed, a very good friend of Pine Haven.
Ed invited us to have a day on his pontoon boat, and the boys had a really wonderful time, tubing, swimming, diving, and even steering the boat!
We hope to do it again next year! We all send many thanks to Ed.

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Family Picnic

Pine Haven invited all families, foster families and respite families to our annual Family Picnic. The Pine Haven clinical department hosted a wonderful lunch with a Mexican Fiesta theme. There was a presentation of awards to recognize the Pine Haven families, and the special Father John Award was presented to Thomas, one of our students who had graduated from Pine Haven in June at the end of the school year. After lunch, the boys, families and staff played games, enjoying a sunny day on the baseball field, ending the day with a very welcome snack for all.

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St.Anselm Students Visit

As part of a community volunteer day a group of first-year students from St. Anselm College came to Pine Haven from 2 to 4 PM to help and to learn more about our center. After a tour from Fr. Paul and Fr. Remo, the students helped to clean up after the family picnic was finished, and then played basketball and soccer with the boys. Everyone also enjoyed a game of “Ultimate Frisbee” and other games and activities on the soccer field. The students showed great interest in our Pine Haven programs and plan to come back soon. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

 

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Summer Outings

The boys at Pine Haven have been enjoying the wonderful New Hampshire summer. Each day there is a fun outing or activity for the students, keeping them busy and helping them to stay cool on the hottest days. We have attended Red Sox games, taken day trips to various lakes and beaches, and have hiked Mount Major, a favorite event for the boys. Water Country has been popular, too, as well as days spent in our own inground pool here at Pine Haven. A highlight for the children was attending the Matt Bonner Basketball Camp, which was great fun and exercise for all.

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Matt Bonner Basketball Camp

What a great event for our Pine Haven students! On July 2, some of our boys attended the Matt Bonner Basketball Camp and had an extraordinary experience. The boys saw firsthand how a professional basketball player has to work hard, train and practice constantly, and show true dedication to the sport. Thank you, Matt, for being such a wonderful example to us all!

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Another Fisher Cats Game

Many thanks to the Laconia Savings Bank for donating a suite for our boys to attend the May 2nd NH Fisher Cats vs. Reading Phillies game. What fun the boys had, especially the “suite” seats, the food, drinks, Ollie the bat dog and the terrific view of the field! (Of course the VIP parking was great, since they didn’t have to walk very far.) Thanks again – our boys really appreciated getting out for a ballgame.

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