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PEEK at the Week: July 9
PEEK into the PAST: Click the image above to see a PDF version of the seal for the Chamber's Articles of Agreement in 1949 from the State of New Hampshire. It reads:

"I, Enoch D. Fuller, Secretary of State of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby certify that the following and hereto attached is a true copy of the Article of Agreement of the Dover, N.H. Chamber of Commerce as recorded in Records of Voluntary Corporations, Vol. 20, pages 526-528, on file in this office, and in my custody as Secretary of State.
In Testimony Whereof, I hereto set my hand and cause to be affixed the Seal of the State, at Concord, this 12 th day of December A.D. 1949."

For more historical content, check out the Chamber's Instagram and Facebook . Peek into the Past is a special section running in PEEK this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chamber.
Community Happenings
The latest regarding Cocheco Arts Festival

Given the situation surrounding COVID-19, the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is adapting to bring the arts to downtown in a safe and enjoyable format. We are hard at work planning for a drive-in festival for August, 14, 15, and 16.

We will kick off the weekend at St. John's United Methodist Church with a Friday movie night showing a local short film as well as a commercial movie. On Saturday, we will have kids performances in the morning followed by headlining performances that night, both held at the church. We will wrap up the weekend on Sunday showcasing the visual arts at the Seacoast Growers Farmers Market in upper Henry Law Park.

Stay tuned for more details and check out  cochechoartsfestival.org  for updates!
Thank you to  Wentworth-Douglass Hospital  for being the lead sponsor of the festival.
Honor your favorite businesses by nominating them to be the Best of the Seacoast!

The outbreak of the coronavirus has impacted our communities in unprecedented ways and will continue to challenge all of us in the coming weeks and months. We recognize the impact this has had on our economy and on all of our local businesses

Now more than ever, it’s important that we support our local businesses. Nominations for Best of the Seacoast will run through July 12th at 6 p.m. on Seacoastonline.com and Fosters.com .

Dover Fire Chief Paul Haas today announces the availability of COVID-19 testing for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who reside at the Dover Housing Authority. Testing is voluntary and free of charge. 

To learn more, or to check out the latest news from the City of Dover, click here.
Free Fabric Mask Distribution 

St Thomas' Episcopal Church (and local coastal NH Mask Makers) will be distributing Free fabric masks to anyone in the community on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please drive through the church's parking lot at 5 Hale Street during that time. If you can not make it to the drive, please contact Judi Turner at domicil@comcast.net to request free masks.
Triggered? Understanding Stress -- and how to relax

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will host 'Triggered? Understanding Stress – and how to relax', a virtual community education event, on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be led by Dr. Nancy Blatt, a board-certified family medicine specialist with the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Center for Women’s Health & Wellness.  
Dr. Nancy Blatt will focus this webinar on understanding the impact stress has on the body, as well as sharing information about The Relaxation Response. The session will end with a short exercise to evoke the Relaxation Response.

3rd Annual (Virtual) Motorcycle Ride!

Join the Monarch School of New England for its 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride, which will be a virtual ride this year. Ride anytime on Saturday July 18th, or Sunday July 19th 2020.In place of gathering at the school, you pick where you want to ride, your destination, and the distance. Registration is $20, and that gets you entered to win raffle prizes.

Click here to register.
The Woodman Museum is offering five 90-minute tours per day Wednesday-Sunday, at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm to allow for cleaning between tours. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will only be one tour offered per time slot, and no more than 10 people per tour.

Book your tour here .
Dover Farmers' Market!
Wednesdays
06/03/20-10/07/20
2:15 - 5:30 PM
Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce

Sundays
06/07/20-10/11/20
10 AM - 2 PM
Henry Law Park
Learn to Zoom - Virtual Class

Zoom is a very popular way to connect with people online. Try out Zoom with the Dover Public Library and learn about some if its features.
Thursday, July 16, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
You can ask any questions that you have. Get comfortable with Zoom - don't miss out on the virtual connections that are so popular today.

Car or Cash Raffle extended until August 29

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s annual car raffle fundraiser happens every spring. 725 tickets are available for purchase here online and tickets are on sale for only $100 (Only 332 have been purchased!). The winner will get to choose between a black 2020 Nissan 370Z coupe (MSRP $35,215) or a metallic grey, 2020 Nissan Leaf S model 100% electric car (MSRP $34,610) OR $20,000 cash.

Historic Walking Tours: Summer 2020

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce will offer its Historic Walking Tours on a limited basis throughout the summer of 2020. There will not be a set schedule; rather, tours will be conducted by request depending on the availability of our volunteer tour guides. The three tours offered include Downtown Walking Tour, Pine Hill Cemetery Tour, and Historic Homes Architectural Tour.
Group size will be limited to no more than 10 and participants will be required to wear masks. Participants will also be encouraged to bring their own water, wear comfortable shoes, and wear a head covering. Tours run about 90 minutes long.
To schedule a tour, call the chamber at 603-742-2218 or email  info@dovernh.org . The fee for the walking tours is $10 per person, with a $25 limit for families.
If you are interested in becoming a tour guide, contact the chamber at 603-742-2218 or  info@dovernh.org .
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