11 Sep
2019

OBITUARY Barbara Ann Gadman Amidon 75

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Barbara Ann (Gadman) Amidon, of Salem, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 7, 2018.Barbara was born on April 6, 1943 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Arlene V. (Grant) Belcher and loving sister of the late Arlene Golden. Barbara was raised in Jamaica Plain & Dorchester and graduated from the Trade High School for Girls in Boston. Barbara married “the love of her life” George R. Amidon, Sr. on October 21, 1962; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1964 where they raised their four children, George, Jr., Kevin, Ron and Leasa. Barbara and George, along with their family shared many wonderful years together; they enjoyed trips to Lake Winnipesaukee where they made countless memories with their children.As a young woman, Barbara enjoyed working at Filene’s Basement in Boston. After settling down in Wilmington she worked at Diamond Crystal, Bandwagon but she was the most passionate of her role as a stay at home mom following the birth of her children. She was an excellent seamstress who could whip up anything from an outfit for her children to a simple hem on a pair of pants or button on a shirt.In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed going to the lake house, reading, listening to Elvis, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Barbara got the most enjoyment from being a loving wife, sister, mother, grammie, aunt and friend.Barbara was the beloved wife of the late George R. Amidon, Sr., devoted mother of George R. Amidon, Jr.& his wife Cynthia of Wilmington, Kevin Amidon & his wife Donna of Billerica, Ron Amidon & his wife Lauren of Revere and Leasa (Amidon) Fluet & her husband Marc of Salem, NH and loving “Grammie” of Zachary Amidon, Ashley Amidon, Codey Fluet and Kaitlyn Amidon.Barbara will be fondly remembered as a special woman who was kind, caring and loving; she will be greatly missed by all.At Barbara’s request all services will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, this was one of Barbara’s favorite charities: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html.Barbara Ann (Gadman) Amidon(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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2 Sep
2019

Flash Flood Warning For Harris County And Others Until Thursday Morning

first_img.@HoustonOEM is monitoring the potential for severe weather, including possible street flooding beginning late Tuesday and through Wednesday. Pay attention to changing conditions. https://t.co/sHEQVOGOj5 #houwx #txwx #hounews pic.twitter.com/d9Eu02ZpyE— AlertHouston (@AlertHouston) March 27, 2018 Wednesday will be stormy across the region. Heavy rainfall and severe threat.#bcswx #houwx #glswx pic.twitter.com/lDpBgNC5va— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) March 27, 2018 Approaching storm system will bring increasing risk of locally heavy rain and strong/severe storms across Southeast Texas mainly tonight through Thursday morning. Keep up with forecast for updates. #txwx #houwx #bcswx #glswx pic.twitter.com/RTIogfpW53— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) March 27, 2018 Monitor stream, bayou, and creek conditions: Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rise on creeks and bayous. Avoid traveling during periods of heavy rain: Rain can keep you from seeing the road ahead of you, and can result in dangerous accidents. National Weather ServiceSeveral rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of a cold front. Tonight through Thursday morning appears to be the main window for this activity with stronger storms capable of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Texas, including the following counties, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Liberty.The warning extends from Wednesday morning through Thursday morningA band of showers and thunderstorms will slowly expand southeastward into the watch area Wednesday morning. In addition the band may slow as it moves into the watch area with individual storms moving northeast through the band. Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches should be common with isolated bands of 4 to 5 inches. The most intense rainfall should occur Wednesday after noon through midnight.With the heavy rainfall expect area small creeks and bayous to rise and anyone living near these creeks and bayous is advised to monitor the weather closely Wednesday.The City of Houston Office of Emergency  Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather and give Houstonians the following recommendations. Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Do not drive through flooded areas.  If you come upon a flooded roadway, do not enter it. turn around. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out, get to a higher place and call 911.Monitor official sources for current conditions, such as:Harris County Flood Warning System (harriscountyfws.org)Houston Transtar (houstontranstar.org)National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (weather.gov/houston) Share Due to the possibility of severe weather, we are cancelling tomorrow’s @UrbanHarvest farmers market. Please follow @AlertHouston and prepare for flash flooding. pic.twitter.com/3xc49qH5GU— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) March 27, 2018last_img read more

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1 Sep
2019

Duchess Meghan Praises New Zealand on Womens Voting Victory

first_imgBy NICK PERRY, Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday congratulated New Zealand on becoming the first country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and said that effort had paved the way for others around the world.“Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents,” Meghan said. “The basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future, and for your community.”Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a “hongi” a traditional Maori welcome on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day 13 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are on the final leg of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific, which has taken in four countries.Meghan, who describes herself as a feminist, was speaking to a group of mainly women guests in Wellington that included Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Meghan got a big cheer when she opened her speech with a greeting in indigenous Maori.The function was designed to celebrate the suffrage anniversary, and Dame Patsy Reddy also got a cheer when she pointed out that she was the nation’s third female governor general andArden was the third female prime minister. The event was delayed after a fire alarm, believed to have been triggered by an atomizer spreading air freshener in a bathroom, forced guests to briefly evacuate the building.Earlier, the couple was greeted with an indigenous Maori welcome.Harry and Meghan each performed a “hongi” with Maori elders, in which they pressed noses together to share a breath. They were welcomed with traditional haka performances and a 21-gun salute at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.The couple are scheduled to spend four days in New Zealand, where they will go for a trail walk in a national park, meet young people training to be part of the film industry and visit a hatchery for the national bird, the kiwi.At Government House, a group of children got to meet the royal couple. Minnie Newman, an 11-year-old from Kelburn Girl Guides, said she was impressed with Meghan.“I love her dress and she was really pretty,” Newman said. “She seems really nice and kind and would be good for royalty.”Greta Crowe, 11, said she told the couple that the best part of being a girl guide was getting to meet them. She said Harry responded, “What, waiting around at Government House in the cold?” and the couple both laughed.Hundreds of people gathered outside barriers at the Pukeahu National War Memorial, hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple on their only public walkabout in the capital.Harry and Meghan arrived on the same plane as a number of competitors returning from Sydney’s Invictus Games, which Harry founded in 2014. The games give sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball.As well as Australia and New Zealand, the couple has also visited Fiji and Tonga on their tour.last_img read more

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