• Congratulations to Carol Selsberg the 2022 Wildcat Inspirational Awardee

  • Introduction to ARA presentation for Riverwoods residents by Debbi Forster, Kathy Kowler, and Janet Phelps


    Kneeling: Gayle Hylen, Deborah Forster, Kathy Kowler. Standing left to right: Ismini George, Bruce Jolin, Fran Houlihan, Anne Marie Jones, Pat Pine, Bob Hylen, Henry Machri, Bill Mahoney, and Anne Kisil. ARA courtesy photo by member volunteer Cathy Schirmer.

  • ARA President Bob Hylen presents retiring Durham Police Chief David Kurz with ARA certificate of appreciation and a years membership to ARA for he and his wife.


  • Doug and Katie Wheeler are recipients of the 2020 UNH Age of Champions Inspiration Award

  • ARA Volunteer Award 2020

    ARA President Bob Hylen presented Penny Drooker with
    ARA Volunteer Appreciation Award 2020 taken by Gayle Hylen


  • Rambling Richard - WWII - Songs & Stories

  • Wonderous Isles of Shoals - Ann Beattie

  • Cotton Valley Rail Trail, Wolfeboro    by Ed Perkins 2019

  • Pedal Pushers By Sandy Rose

  • Stagecraft POD 2019

  • Walks and Hikes

  • Ann B. Gass "The Suffrage Movement In Maine: Florence Brooks Whitehouse's Role in Winning Women The Right To Vote

  • Award ceremony

    Award Ceremony

  • Bob and Deidre

    Deidre Prescott and Bob Hylen

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    Thursday, Oct 13 from 9:00am-noon 

      Portsmouth Community Campus Gym

    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, NH

    Bring your friends and stop by the ARA table to say hello!

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  • ARA Programs Will be in-person this fall
    After more than 2 years, we are planning for our programs and other activities to be in-person!
    However, we continue to i) be guided by the prevailing CDC Guidelines, and ii) monitor the Covid-19 situation for any impact on our Fall programs and other activities.  Any further changes will be communicated to you via email.  
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