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Monday, October 3, 2016
SCDC Fall Social At The Governors Inn- Sunday, Oct 9th At 5- 7:30 PM

Fall is here and with the upcoming elections New Hampshire is bustling with political activity. Our first in the Nation and battleground State status makes us the center of attention and gives NH residents the privilege of being able to affect the outcome of the upcoming Presidential Elections.

The Fall Social for the Strafford County Democratic Committee is scheduled to be hosted at the Governors Inn in Rochester. October 9th at 5:30 PM. Please mark your calendars.

The Keynote Speaker will be Congressman Michael Capuano, MA 7th District! We are looking forward to a night of great speakers and a chance to catch up with your democratic colleagues in the county. You can see Congressman Michael Capuano's history at

There will be hearty hors d'oeuvres from the kitchen of the Governors Inn.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and NHDP staffers, $5 under 12, infants free.

If you know of anyone that would like to Sponsor the event or to buy a full or half page advertisement in the Program please contact us here.

Sponsorships are $100.

A full page ad is only $200 and $100 for a half page ad in the program.

The preferred payment methods is by check which can be mailed to;

Strafford County Democratic Committee,
PO Box 247, Dover NH 03821.

You can also pay via ActBlue at:

Please indicate all names of Attendees or if it is a sponsorship how you want the name to appear.

Thank you.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Meet The Candidate-Sylvia Arcouette For New Hampshire State Representative

From Sylvia Arcouette:
I have been a resident of Farmington for 51 years. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I am retired from Strafford County Human Services after serving as a Mediation Coordinator for Parent/Child mediation. Currently, I am involved in several public service organizations.  I serve as Vice Chairman of the Farmington Budget Committee and Vice President of the Farmington Historical Society. I remain active in the Farmington Woman’s Club and am a Past President of the  organization. I always offer and make myself available to help out any civic group in our town that needs help.
Recently, I began volunteer work at Farmington Responds, a peer support center for people with substance use disorder who want to find their pathway to recovery.  Like many other families in the state,I have personally been affected by the opioid epidemic we face.  I believe we need to work to bring more money into our struggling New Hampshire communities. Naturally, I would support distributing some of that money to the Town of Farmington to help end this crisis.
My hobbies consist of quilting and embroidery and riding motorcycle with my husband Ronald. We have traveled cross country two times and will continue to do so for as long as our bodies will allow us.
I am running for State Representative because I want to help make this wonderful State of New Hampshire a more prosperous state to live in.  I would like specifically to bring more resources into Farmington in order to create more opportunities for the families that live here. Our little community  of Farmington is growing and I would like to help put it at the top of the list for quality education, successful business environment, and healthy recreational activities that support conservation and sustainability.
There is so much I would like to accomplish for Farmington.  The first step will be learning how to do it, and  with support from the voters of Farmington, I know I can make that happen.  While I have little desire to play political games, I have real experience in local government.  I know what our town needs, and I will bring that knowledge to Concord and put it to good use. I intend to Watch, Listen and Learn.
I want to stay connected with the citizens of Farmington below is my contact information. Please feel free to contact me with any question you have.
Sylvia Arcouette
49 Hancock St
Farmington, NH 03835
Home Phone 603-755-2373
Cell Phone 603-923-2194

Please vote for me in the Primary election on September 13th and in the General Election on November 6th

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​Creating A Cohesive Candidate Message Workshop-Thurs Sept 1st 6:30- 8:15 PM

Hi Everyone,

There is a very helpful campaign training opportunity available to local Strafford County candidates and campaign managers and to town chairs seeking additional training. If town chairs from nearby counties believe their local candidates or Committee members could benefit from additional training please let them know of this training opportunity.  

There will be a campaign communications workshop on Thursday, September 1, from 6:30 to 8:15 PM, in the Rochester Public Library's second floor large conference room. 

Creating a Cohesive Candidate Message that Attracts and Keeps Voters

Candidates for local office often struggle with how to craft messages that will resonate with their potential voters.  The broad messages at the national level can help, but also can drown out your campaign and leave voters in the dark about who you really are as a candidate and as a person. In this workshop, you will explore how to use the progressive narrative to craft positive messages that will not only resonate with voters but also will showcase your values as a candidate. You will be able to use your messages to give short speeches, develop candidate introductory flyers, add content to your website or Facebook page, and write effective and positive letters to the editor.  

This workshop is appropriate for all candidates, campaign managers, campaign volunteers, and anyone interested in developing a positive message that promotes an America that works for all of us. 
​Workshop content and resources are available at

We are fortunate to have Stan Freeda, a Democratic leader and activist from Farmington, as the Workshop Facilitator. As online learning specialist, Stan coordinates the NH e-Learning for Educators project, which offers online professional development courses for teachers through OPEN NH.

If you plan to attend please register using this link: .  If you wish ask additional question about the workshop, you can contact Stan directly at: . It is not necessary, but you can use a laptop, iPad, or smart phone if you want.  You should also come with a pen/pencil, as you will be doing some writing!      

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing many of you there!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Rochester NH Gay Pride September 10th

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the LGBT community (and those who love them) to Downtown Rochester for a free public pride celebration on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 12-5pm with remarks at 2pm. There will be live music, vendors, and special guest speakers.

Our mission is to promote unity, visibility, inclusivity, equality, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

There will be remarks by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy, Pastor - First Church Congregational; Mayor Caroline McCarley, Rochester; Mayor Dana Hilliard, Somersworth; and Carol Shea Porter, former U.S. Representative.

This event is made possible by Rochester Main Street (supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.) An after party gathering will take place around 5:00pm at Revolution Taproom & Grill.

Rochester Gay Pride

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the LGBT community (and those who love them) to Central Square in downtown Rochester for a free public pride celebration on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 12-5pm with remarks at 2pm.  There will be live music, vendors, and special guest speakers.

Our mission is to promote unity, visibility, inclusivity, equality, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm - Live Music

2:00pm - Remarks by:
Rev. Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy, First Church Congregational
Mayor Dana Hilliard, Somersworth
Mayor Caroline McCarley, Rochester
Carol Shea Porter, former U.S. Representative

3:00pm - Live Music
5:00pm - After Party at Revolution Taproom & Grill

This event is made possible by Rochester Main Street (supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.)  An after party gathering will take place around 5:00pm at Revolution Taproom & Grill.

Downtown Sponsors

 At Peace Body Arts
Bernier Insurance Inc.
First Church Congregational
The Garage at The Governor's Inn
The Governor's Inn

 Jetpack Comics & Games
Lilac City Grille
Magrilla's Restaurant
Revolution Taproom & Grill
RiverStones Custom Framing and Gallery
Rochester Opera House

 Skeletones Records
Spaulding Steak & Ale
Studley's Flower Gardens
Tri-City Bicycles
Under the Moon Shoppe

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Farmington Hay Day Saturday, August 20th 9- 4

The Farmington Democrats will have our booth as we do each year. Same place same great people. Come down and see us! We will have campaign information & signs. Some of the local candidates are planning on stopping by as well. We'll have house plants for sale and a raffle going on. Hope to see you all there!

Hay Day Fireworks: August 19; events start at 6:00pm
Hay Day: August 20; 8:00am-4:00pm
Hay Day 5K: August 21


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Vision. Action. Community.

The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.