Adam Irish & Alastair Dacey Fire

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Chloë Ingbretson
on behalf of Norman Alastair Dacey
 NEW CASTLE, NH
152 Portsmouth Ave, New Castle, New Hampshire, was the beautiful home of the early twentieth century artist Edmund Tarbell. His grandson owned the property now. The home tragically burnt to the ground on a cold, windy January 23rd. We will share details as we learn more.
 You can read one of the news reports here.
If you're here, you probably already know and love Adam Irish and Alastair Dacey, the residents of one of the three units in the home. They were caught so off guard by the fire on Saturday that they couldn't even grab their phones or wallets. The recovery for these gentlemen will be challenging. We have already seen such a beautiful outpouring of love from all of you. You have all asked what you can do for Alastair and Adam and it's so hard to name the things they need, so we are beyond grateful for your gifts through this site.


As we can, we will also post the links to help  support the other two displaced families who lived in this beautiful historic home and who have lost everything in the fire.

Here is the link to the Kozmits family's gofundme page.  https://www.gofundme.com/kozmitsfamily
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Dear friends, neighbors, strangers, family, etc.:

Your kindness has been so amazing to see in action. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Alastair and Adam are relocated and rebuilding! Even the most dramatic of circumstances is, it turns out, an opportunity. There's so much to say and share, and they would like to connect with you each in person.

We would like to invite you to join us all on Saturday, February 20th, for an evening of camaraderie and rejuvenation, to celebrate new beginnings and strengthened friendships. Book & Bar will generously be hosting Cabinet of Curiosities. Come for an evening of great music and food, intriguing artifacts and fine art, and a chance to reconnect and reminisce.
Please share this with the community! We want you all there. We are so grateful to have each of you in our lives.
Cabinet of Curiosities!
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Hi, dear friends. An update from Alastair & Adam. They spent most of the week getting reconnected-- phones, computers, identity, etc. Hard work! In addition, they were able to sort through some of the house and regain a few things. Some beautiful antiques were recovered, as well as some important pieces from the home itself, thanks to efforts from very generous friends. Adam and our friend David were able to recover the mantelpiece from the original part of the home-- a piece that belonged to Edmund Tarbell himself. Alastair and Adam are ensconced in temporary lodging and are getting their feet back under them, and spirits are high. As anyone who has been through a bit of this life knows, opportunity and future can be found even in tragedy. Your reaction to this sad event is truly, truly unbelievable. Your donations are so kind, but it is the buoyancy of your warmth and love in all the gestures that have been shown that is really life changing. You've shown it in everything from offering a glass of wine to a stranger buying us dinner to opening your homes to sending care packages and giving above and beyond. Thank you.
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Hi all. Thank you so much for your heartfelt wishes to Adam & Alastair. I'm excited to share that some treasures were found yesterday- Alastair's laptop, which may have a salvageable hard drive, and Adam's wallet! Your generosity is incredible, but it's your love that's keeping us going and will continue to do so for ever.
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Just saying thank you all. Your love is overwhelming.
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Raised by 159 people in 43 months
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Maria DiFronzo Screnci
43 months ago

So sorry to hear about this. We are praying for you. Love, Maria, Mia and Ava

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Greta McEvoy
43 months ago

So very, very sorry. As a fellow New Castle resident, and frequent visitor of Adam's wonderful store, this just leaves such a lump in the stomach. Glad you are safe, and many well wishes.

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Anne and Doug Pinciaro
43 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Your neighbors are thinking of you.

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Paula Rubenstein
43 months ago

As someone with many year's accumulation of art and objects and ephemera ( many of value only to me) I think I can begin to understand the nature of your loss. I am relieved though to know that you are , at least physically, safe and unharmed.

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