Lifestyle Briefs: Rollinsford couple's legacy provides scholarships

March 04. 2018 2:29AM

Rollinsford couple's legacy provides scholarships

Thanks to a lifetime of hard work, successful farming in the blueberry fields of New Jersey and sound financial investments, N.H. native Samuel Yarnold and his wife, Alice, bequeathed more than $800,000 in scholarship funds for New Hampshire residents.

Annual scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 are available to post-secondary education students who are pursuing studies in the fields of nursing, medicine or social work.

Applications are due May 21 for this year's scholarships, which will be awarded in the fall.

According to their nephew and scholarship trustee Stephen H. Roberts, the Yarnolds retired to Rollinsford in 1958.

After various illnesses, they grew to respect the skills of the staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Mary Hitchcock Hospital. As a result, they established a scholarship fund for students who might be unable to advance their education due to financial circumstances.

The Yarnolds were married for 52 years until her death in 1991. He died in 1994 at the age of 86.

Students interested in scholarships should immediately contact the Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust, 127 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 to request an application.

Candia Dollars for Scholars application process opens

CANDIA - Candia Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from Candia residents who are attending or planning to attend a post-secondary school.

This marks the 25th year that the Candia Dollars for Scholars chapter has helped local students pursue career goals.

Several scholarships are distributed each year to high school seniors and college students in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.

Chapter director Colleen Bolton says a 25th anniversary campaign will be launched this spring to spotlight the group's work and also to attract more support from individuals, organizations and businesses to create more scholarships.

For the online application, go to and click on the "student and parent" tab.

The deadline to apply is May 1 for awards that will be distributed for the 2018-19 academic year.

Families First offers Family Fun Nights

PORTSMOUTH - Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, offers Family Fun Nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

These free nights include a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities. The center says these are fun, relaxing evenings out for families experiencing stress.

Advance registration is required. To sign up, go to or call 422-8208 ext. 2.

The center also offers play groups for children and their parents or other caregivers. Each costs $5 per family.

Toddler Playtime for children ages 1 and 2 is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Terrific Twos Playtime for ages 2 and 3 is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Playtime for ages 3 to 5 is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays.

For more information, go to or call 422-8208 ext 2.

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