Walking Tour – Find your Irish roots

John Patrick Jordan – Conducting a cemetery tour

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 a.m.- noon
$5 MHA members                    $10 General Public

Pre-registration is required Please call (603) 622-7531
Meet at the Sheridan Guard Memorial 

                                                                                                           “Find your Irish Roots” tour of the Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Donald Street, conducted by Manchester historians John Patrick Jordan and Gerald Holleran sponsored by the Manchester Historic Association—hear the stories of Manchester’s pioneer Irish citizens, the bitter discrimination they faced upon their arrival in Manchester, the heartwarming stories of many of them who arrived here penniless and became Manchester’s leading citizen’s and their patriotism to their adopted country and much more.

Tours conducted by Mr. Jordan

Jordan to guest spot on Manchester Community Television Show

John P. Jordan author – Manchester, NH historian

At 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 19th, Manchester author and historian, John Patrick Jordan, will be a guest on Al Heidenreich‘s Manchester Public Television Show, “In My Opinion.”

Mr. Jordan will be promoting his latest book, “Check Your Hat! The vaudeville Years. Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955,” and “Saints and Sinners. The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH. 1835 – 1900.”

If you live in Manchester, you can watch the show live or check for rebroadcast on MPTS channel 23.

For more information log onto http://pammanney.com.

Events – Appearances; Cemetery tours; book sales

We don’t have any events scheduled for now, but check back here for new postings. In the meantime, check out Mr. Jordan’s books and links to other pages. Enjoy!

            Books by John Patrick Jordan

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“Saints and Sinners The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900″.

Mr. Jordan’s first book is a wonderful snapshot of the Irish immigrants that came to Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900.

Table of contents include: Immigrants and Their Decendants; Humorous Court Cases Some with Irish Brogue; Amoskeag Mills Accidents and Deaths; Suicides & Attempted Suicides in Amoskeag Canal; Killed and Dismembered by Trains; Scandal’s, Schools and Naughty Women.


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Check your Hat, the Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955″.

This book contains almost 400 advertisements, newspaper stories and photos of acts and performers that appeared at the Palace Theater during the Vaudeville Years 1915 to 1955. Not only the headliners of the time, but also the numerous local acts that delighted the Palace goers for years. Among them: Faye Gelinas and “Bucky” Searles both three time winners of the Original Amateur Hour; Vincent Ferdinando and his orchestra; “Zaza” Ludwig and his band; Patty Allen, who ran a successful dance studio; Esther Foye Moran, the talented singer; Alberta Sullivan, singer and Mother of Allen Heidenereich, a popular Palace Theater volunteer; Johnny Conlon, the Master of Dialect and numerous others.

A great gift for that special person on your Christmas list or any other occasion for the history-minded person.

Books by John Patrick Jordan

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Saints and Sinners

The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH

1835 – 1900

$14.95

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Check Your Hat!

Vaudeville Years, Palace Theater

Manchester,  NH   1915 – 1955

$14.95

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A Look Back at the Sheridan Guard, Manchester, NH. $2.95

A Look Back at the Sheridan Guard: Soldiers for God and Country

It was in August of 1865, on the advice and suggestion of Fr. McDonald, Manchester’s Pioneer Priest, that the Sheridan Guard was founded. One hundred years have passed, yet the memory of R. Mac and those legendary Irish American soldiers live on in our hearts today as we honor them on the 100th anniversary (May 30, 2011) of the dedication of the Sheridan Guard Memorial located in the Old st. Joseph Cemetery in Manchester, NH.

Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955.

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Hot off the presses!

John Patrick Jordan’s newest book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955” is now available!

This book contains almost 400 advertisements, newspaper stories and photos of acts and performers that appeared at the Palace Theater during the Vaudeville Years 1915 to 1955. Not only the headliners of the time, but also the numerous local acts that delighted the Palace goers for years. Among them: Faye Gelinas and “Bucky” Searles both three time winners of the Original Amateur Hour; Vincent Ferdinando and his orchestra; “Zaza” Ludwig and his band; Patty Allen, who ran a successful dance studio; Esther Foye Moran, the talented singer; Alberta Sullivan, singer and Mother of Allen Heidenereich, a popular Palace Theater volunteer; Johnny Conlon, the Master of Dialect and numerous others.

Manchester merchants, too, made good use of the Palace stage where they held numerous fashion shows throughout the vaudeville years and advertised in “The Palace Spotlight and Entertainment” magazine of the era.

Back Cover FinalAdditionally, you’ll find mention of the Manchester people who were an integral part of the day to day operation of the Palace   Theater. Among them were: Theater President, Abraham Spitz; Superintendent of the House, George Freeman; Box Office Man, Henry Smith; Head Usher, John Kennedy; Porter, Arthur Washington; Matron, Miss Marion E. Casey; Stage Manager, Harvey Wilson; Assistant Stage Manager, Leo McIntire; Prop Manager, Charles Slosberg and Boiler Room Foreman, Henry Moses.

From its opening day, Victor Charas, the owner of the theater, strove to bring in the best talent available at that time including managers, William O’Neil and later successor William Canning, both of whom had wide experience in the Vaudeville field. This endeavor, coupled with signing a contract with the Keith/ Albee Vaudeville Circuit who specialized in “Polite” vaudeville that censored revealing costumes and unfit language, Victor Charas aspired to bring Manchester good, clean entertainment. I believe he succeeded and hope, after reading this book, you’ll agree.

Buy “Check Your Hat! today.                                                                                 Free delivery within 20 mile radias of South-east                                             Manchester, NH.

10 Pages from Palace Theater The Vaudeville Years – BOOKCheck Your Hat – page 12. Astaire, Corbett

Check Your Hat page 13 Houdini – Anson – Robinson

Check Your Hat – page 14. Burns Allen Roth Tige

Check Your Hat – page 15 – Besser, Berle, Blackstone

Check Your Hat – page 17

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Voting information – Goffstown Voting Day is Tuesday, March 10th

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Tuesday, March 10th is voting day in Goffstown NH.

Please remember to get out and vote!

Here are some links pertaining to issues, voting locations, sample ballots and more.

Town of Goffstown 2015 Voting information

Vote Yes #5 – facebook page in support of Goffstown Petition Article #5

Write-in Kimberly Peace for Planning Board – facebook page supporting Kimberly Peace for Planning Board.

Letters supporting:

Mark T. Lemay – Selectman incumbent running for reelection                                    1. by Mark T. Lemay

Guy Caron – write in candidate for Budget Committee                                                1. by Pam Manney  2. by David French

Kimberly Peace – write in candidate for Planning board                                                1. by Gail Glines Labrecque

Petition Town Article #5 (zoning)                                                                                    1.  by Jeffrey Tate

Town Article #9 (Transportation Introductory Program)                                           1. by Barbara Carbonneau & friends

Petition Town Article #15 (Town manager)                                                                  1. by Scott Gross

 

Please Re-elect Mark T. Lemay for Goffstown Selectman

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Hello Residents of Goffstown,

My name is Mark T. Lemay and I am seeking a second term for re-election as your Selectman for the Town of Goffstown. In my first three years there was a lot to learn and a lot to understand about the town. Now that I have a good handle on issues, I feel that I can continue to work with the rest of the Board to continue to make good changes for the town to make it a better place to live.

I am looking for the support of the residents of Goffstown to continue to make this a great place to live. Please vote smart and let’s keep what we have now and make our community a safe place to live.

So, please come out to vote on March 10, 2015. The polls open at 7 A.M. and close at 7 P.M. Make your vote count and be heard in the Town of Goffstown. There are two voting locations in town one in Pinardville at Bartlett School on Mast Rd. and the second one is at Goffstown High School  on Wallace Rd.

Also please support the articles as they appear in the town 2015 Voter’s Guide.

Thank you for your time and consideration for your vote on Election Day.

Sincerely,

Selectman

Mark T. Lemay

Please Support Town Warrant Article #9 – Transportation Introductory Program

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Posted with permission from Barbara Carbonneau – Goffstown, NH, as originally published in The Goffstown Business Connection – February 18, 2015 – page 6.

We, the undersigned residents of The Meeting House, 12 Reed St. Goffstown, NH, wholeheartedly support the passing of warrant article #9 as it appears on the 2015 town ballot:

Alice Rohr, Conniee McKeown, Laurie Daskal, Linda Philbrick, Gail Lane, Germaine Morello, Elaine Emerton, Dorothy Gove, Jeanne Lachance, John E. Burpee, Janet Hinckley, Paulita Martel, Reta MacGregor, Pauline Plamandon, Ruth Lyons, Laurette Hudon, Judy Malik, Walter Malik.

If approved, this article will raise and appropriate $14,477.00 for a Transportation Introductory Program. The primary purpose of this program is to provide transportation to the elderly and disabled on an on-call basis for necessary appointments. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation under RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until 06/30/17. (This appropriation is in addition to Article #6.)

Key provisions of this transportation service will include: Wheelchair accessible bus, a caregiver may ride with disabled person, service is available to any adult on a space available basis, no rider fee, on demand curb to curb service (forty hours advanced notice required) which will be available three days a week, five hours per day.

We sincerely urge every voter to to to the polls on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and vote YES to those with limited mobility.

Thank you for your support!

Submitted by Barbara Carbonneau, 35 Shirley Park Road, Goffstown on behalf of the above named Meetinghouse residents.

Please write-in Kimberly Peace for Goffstown Planning Board

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By Gail Labrecque – Goffstown, NH

Letter to the Editor:

When you vote on March 10th, you will notice the ballot has one candidate for Planning Board and two available positions.  So I am asking you all to write in Kimberly Peace for Planning Board. She is willing to accept this position if elected.  

Peace has been a valuable and contributing member of the Conservation Commission for more than ten years, serving as Chairman for some of those years, and she has served as a Planning Board alternate for the past year.

In her professional life, Peace works as an Environmental Coordinator, lending that expertise to what she does on the Conservation Commission and Planning Board.  She knows the planning process, as well as our Town Regulations and Zoning Ordinances.  She knows her way around all the plans, maps and documents that come with an application.

Peace supports economic development while still protecting historic and environmental resources that matter to our community.  Kimberly Peace is a great choice for a seat on the Planning Board, and she will no doubt continue to use the education, experience and dedication she has been using thus far.

Please add Kimberly Peace’s name to your ballot as a write-in candidate. 

Thank you,

Gail Labrecque

Goffstown

Please write-in Guy Caron for Goffstown Budget Committee

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By David French – Goffstown, NH

To the editor,
On this years Goffstown Ballot there are two open positions. I would encourage voters to write in Guy Caron for budget committee.
Guy has been a dedicated member of the budget committee for several years. Guy has the ability to bring not only knowledge of the budgeting process as well as a respect for all members views and thoughts. I have always been impressed with how prepared he is and his ability to ask the hard question of our public officials.
Please join me in writing in Guy Caron for budget committee on March 10.

Sincerely,
David French