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  • Dover 400 elects new officials

    DOVER —Dover400, a committee of residents organizing Dover’s 400th Anniversary, recently announced two new board members have joined the group. Stephanie Bolduc and Sam Crane will both serve a 3-year term. 
    Bolduc has strong volunteer experience and currently serves on the Dover Chamber Annual Banquet Committee, Garrison City Futbol Club Board, the Dover Softball Board, and serves on the Festival of Trees Committee. Bolduc lives in Dover with her husband, Mike and their three daughters, Olivia, Alaina, and Genna
    A history enthusiast, Crane comes to the board with previous volunteer experience from participating in beach clean-ups to community beautification projects. “The board has been working hard and there is still so much to do,” said Kevin McEneaney , Dover400 Chair. “We are so excited to welcome Stephanie and Sam to the board; the pair will complement our already-talented team.” 
    Originally a city-recognized committee, Dover400 just recently broke away from the city and formed its own recognized 501C-3 with the help of two Dover professionals: Certified Public Accountant Paula DePlanche, partner at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association and Lawyer Stephen Roberts of Hoefle, Phoenix, Gormley and Roberts, PLLC.  The pair successfully led Dover400 through the cumbersome process of establishing an IRS-accredited not-for-profit organization.
    In January, Dover400 launched its wildly popular monthly historical lecture series. Each presentation is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
    Upcoming lectures include:
    ·       Tales from the Dirt: archaeology of the early colonial landscape at Dover Point
    ·       Dover’s Rev. Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution
    ·       History of the Cocheco Cotton Mills 
    ·       Dover railroad history
    ·       Dover regiments in the Civil War
    ·       Dover Booms as a 19th Century Shipping Port
    ·       Treasures of the Woodman Museum
    ·       Downtown Dover During the early 20th Century
    ·       Dover’s service in the two World Wars
    Dover400 is currently underway with its first fundraising campaign, $400 for 400, an effort to solicit 400 donors at $400 to celebrate Dover’s 400th Anniversary. All proceeds will support the activities planned throughout 2023. For more information, please visit www.Dover400.org.

    Established in 1623, Dover was the first permanent settlement in New Hampshire.  Dover400 is a group of volunteers gathered to plan and organize the City’s 400th birthday celebration which will include historical reenactments, fireworks and parades, school involvement, souvenirs and more. 
    Dover400 is comprised of fifteen enthusiastic citizens from diverse backgrounds who are all committed to one purpose: ensuring a Dover is recognized and celebrated for this momentous event. Members include: Kevin McEneaney, Chair; Sam Allen, Vice-Chair; Nicole Desjarlais-Paulick, Secretary; Kathleen Morrison, Treasurer; Deborah Ballok; Cathy Beaudoin; Stephanie Bolduc; Bob Carrier; Sam Crane; Angela Carter; Guy Eaton; J. Andrew Galt; Zachary Koehler; Tom Massingham; and Karen Weston.