Friday, October 31, 2008

Senior Wellness Expo

I was honored to visit the Rochester Elks Lodge today for a special event sponsored by the Strafford County Committee on Aging and Frisbie Memorial Hospital. The Senior Wellness Expo was a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the local experts and resources for seniors, their families and caregivers. There are excellent facilities and innovative programs in Strafford County.

I loved meeting Laurie Widmark to learn more about The Ageless Dreamer Foundation which works to make dreams come true at any age, encouraging our oldest generation to dream out loud. For more information visit

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lions, Tigers and Strawberry Shortcake. Oh my!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So when I was asked to judge a costume contest, I jumped at that chance! Last night at the Annual Kid’s Kostume Kontest at The Lilac Mall in Rochester, I joined Mike Pomp and Andy Schachat from WTSN to choose the best costumes in the age ranges of 0-2, 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12.

Talk about some creative costumes! A light up robot, a carton of milk, and a huge slice of pizza just to name a few! There were lots of beautiful princess too.

Thank you again to The Lilac Mall, Profile Bank, The Bay, WTSN, J, Andy, Mike, Resha, Ashley and Jeff for inviting me to Celebrate Halloween. I'll be joining The Bay to help at next week’s Caring and Sharing Food Drive. For more information on how to donate visit See you then!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This weekend's adventure.

How does flying a plane sound? Saturday afternoon I took a drive to Emerson Aviation (New Hampshire's Oldest Fixed Base Operator - "Clouds Above The Rest") at Laconia Airport and had my first ever flying lesson! Do you see a resemblance between the captain and I? Well that is because she is my older sister, Jessica Clements.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Patriots 41 – Denver 7!

What a great first trip to Gillette Stadium! And what a great game with great fans! I had so much fun volunteering with the Tidd Family, Miss NH Natalie Shaw, Lindsey Graham, Terri Koufopoulos, Bill Haggerty, Tina Gebhard and entertainer Mike Koutrobis. To volunteer with the Miss NH Team visit

Go Pats! Jenn

Little Sisters

Speaking of little sisters, a big shout out to my beautiful and talented Miss Strafford County Little Sisters. Miss Strafford County Pre-Teen is Shawna Gile and Aimee Hanson is the reigning Miss Strafford County's Outstanding Teen. Aimee has been making lots of appearances!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Big Little Soirée

I had such a great weekend volunteering at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast's 4th annual gala fund-raiser, The Big Little Soirée, at the beautiful Wentworth by the Sea. I had the opportunity to meet hundreds of board members, friends, families, and of course big brothers and sisters as well as wonderful little brothers and sisters. Hearing all of their stories was so inspiring, I can't wait to get involved with this great program!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Service Above Self

Thank you to Great Bay Rotary President John Belcher and Vice President Richard Whitney for the invitation to join this morning's Rotary Meeting at the beautiful New England Center. The Rotary Club of Durham-Great Bay is a member of District 7780 of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders which provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. I look forward to volunteering with the Great Bay Rotary this year.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Take Your Marks...Get Set...Go!

Wow, what a great weekend here in Durham! I met tons of alumni, Durham residents and students early Saturday Morning at the Homecoming 5K Race. Thanks to WTSN’s Andy Schachat, I had the opportunity to sound the start (“Runners Take Your Marks”) and hold the finish line.

The Wildcats had a great weekend with a win for the Men's Hockey Team against Wisconsin and the Football team had a close game with solid effort.

After the Homecoming events, I joined Miss New Hampshire Natalie Shaw at the Pampering for a Purpose event in Tilton to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. What a successful and fun event that was!

Thank you so much to Andy Schachat for inviting me to help out at the race, and of course the Miss New Hampshire organization and the Tanger Outlets for holding such a terrific service event.

Saturday night, I attended the inaugural Miss Monadnock Scholarship Program in Wilton to cheer on all of the talented contestants and congratulate the new Miss Monadnock Samantha Massahos.

I’ve enjoyed a wonderful, very busy first week as Miss Strafford County and can’t wait to see what adventures next week holds! Jenn

Friday, October 10, 2008

Where the Wildcats are! Homecoming 2008

Happy UNH Homecoming Weekend. WTSN the flagship station for UNH Sports kicked off the weekend with the first official tailgate party (at 8am on Friday morning in Downtown Durham)!

Thank you to WTSN’s Andy Schachat, Mariner Realty’s Richard Whitney and UNH Football Legend Mike Lanza for sharing their Wildcat Pride and delicious steak tips.

Go Cats! Jenn
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the show great! I was so surprised last night and so excited to become part of the Miss New Hampshire Organization.

Great job to all of the contestants, Miss Strafford County 2008, Olivia Karpinski and Miss University 2008, Rebecca Scalera. I know I have some big shoes to fill and I am looking forward to a great year!

Sincerely, Jenn
P.S. Happy Apple Harvest Day!

Introducing the new Miss Strafford County 2009: Jennifer Clements!

Congratulations to all of the amazing and talented contestants. Scholarships winners included: Overall Interview Jennifer Clements, Overall Talent Samantha Massahos, Overall Swimsuit Leah Grondin, Second Runner-Up Leah Grondin, First Runner-up Samantha Massahos and Miss University Kristen Ruggieri.

And a big congratulations to the new Miss Strafford County Teen Aimee Hanson and Miss Strafford County Pre-Teen Shawna Gile. Thank you to host Mark Ericson, the panel of judges, and the very regal Olivia Karpinski and Rebecca Scalera!