New Hampshire Telephone Museum to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
[NH Telephone Museum’s Special Exhibit – “ALL…ABOARD! A Look at Railroad Communications” – May – October 31st, 2021]
Warner, NH – May 5, 2021 The New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot Street, Warner, NH,
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021. Find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.
“Now, more than ever, our role at the museum is to offer people an opportunity to set-aside the craziness of our modern world and take some time to reflect on our shared experiences.” said Graham Gifford, Program Director, NHTM.
INFORMATION/BACKGROUND ON BLUE STAR MUSEUM and NH TELEPHONE MUSEUM:
“Like the resilience that military families demonstrate time and again the New Hampshire Telephone Museum is an example of resiliency in the arts sector over the past year,” said Ann Eilers, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We are grateful to the New Hampshire Telephone Museum for their leadership in strengthening community through their participation in the Blue Star Museums program this summer.”
Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The current list of participating museums will continue to develop over the summer as organizations are welcome to register to be a Blue Star Museum throughout the summer."
We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of the Blue Star Museums 2021 program! Thank you to the New Hampshire Telephone Museum for participating in this impactful and highly anticipated program,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO Blue Star Families. “Because of New Hampshire Telephone Museum and their counterparts in the arts community, military families have the opportunity to create special memories and experience the arts again!"
The free admission program is available for those currently-serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums
Military personnel and their families receive free trail admission
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is pleased to announce that it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families (up to five people) this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.
“Like the resilience that military families demonstrate time and again Squam lakes Natural Science Center is an example of resiliency in the arts sector over the past year,” said Ann Eilers, acting chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We are grateful to the Science Center for their leadership in strengthening community through their participation in the Blue Star Museums program this summer.”
Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The current list of participating museums will continue to develop over the summer as organizations are welcome to register to be a Blue Star Museum throughout the summer. The full list of participating museums is at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of the Blue Star Museums 2021 program! Thank you to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for participating in this impactful and highly anticipated program,” said Kathy RothDouquet, CEO Blue Star Families. “Because of the Science Center and their counterparts in the arts community, military families have the opportunity to create special memories and experience the arts again!"
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
In addition to the free trail admission from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center extends the discount for the full trail season. From May 1 through Armed Forces Day and from Labor Day through November 1, military ID holders receive free trail admission and their family (up to five people) receives half-price trail admission.
Regular admission is $18 for adults and seniors, $13 for youth ages 3-15, and free for children 2 and under and for members. Trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Please visit nhnature.org for full details about what to expect on your visit and to purchase tickets.
NH Gives is just one month away, and we have INCREDIBLE news!! The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Ken and Ilene Stern Charitable Fund has donated an AMAZING $15,000 MATCHING GIFT for our fundraiser this year!!!!
For every dollar raised, a dollar is matched from this gift, doubling the impact of your gift on the families, seniors, and youth served by our programming. THANK YOU Ken & Ilene Stern for this overwhelmingly gracious gift, and to New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for helping to make it happen!
To take part in this event and this generous gifting opportunity, join us 5PM - 5PM June 8th and June 9th for New Hampshire's largest nonprofit fundraising event! Our volunteers and staff are caring for the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors in a time of great uncertainty. Your donation makes this possible!!
Three employees were also honored with a Vision Award.
FRANKLIN, NH (MAY 10, 2021) – Franklin Savings Bank recently recognized 12 employees for achieving service milestones at its Employee Recognition Night. Collectively, these individuals have amassed 125 years of service with the bank!
5 years: Andrea Bailey, Personal Banker; Dawn Beers, VP and Marketing Officer; Luca D’Italia, VP and Financial Advisor with IFA; Rachel Marland, BSA & Fraud analyst; and Nicole Rea, Branch Manager.
10 years: Julie Buker, VP, Retail Banking Operations Officer; and Terri Wentworth, Personal Banker.
15 years: Lois Wisler, Loan Processing Specialist; Tracey Engler, Personal Banker; Katie Hoyt, Customer Contact Center Representative; and Renee Sylvester, Accounting Specialist.
20 years: Tamey Vasco, Personal Banker
“It’s an honor to celebrate and recognize these individuals for their years of service with the bank,” commented Ron Magoon, President & CEO, “We are truly fortunate to have them on our team.
Their dedication and unwavering commitment to serving both our customers and communities is greatly appreciated and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with them.”
Also at the event, the bank honored three employees with a 2020 Vision Award, presented each year to individuals who exceed the expectations of their customers and co-workers by embodying the bank’s vision.
Kayleanna Porch was honored with an award for her commitment to proactively looking out for our customers best interest, particularly in the area of fraud. Over the past year, she has caught multiple fraudulent checks simply by engaging in conversations with customers to learn more about the origins of their checks. Kayleanna does not think of her position with FSB as just a job; she feels her role is a way to help her community.
“Kayleanna’s positive attitude, commitment to helping others, and generosity to our customers were other factors in her being chosen for this wonderful honor,” mentioned Nicole Rea, Branch Manager – Franklin office.
Andrea Bardsley was selected for a Vision Award for her patience, empathy and effectiveness with training new staff in the retail area. Her teammates respect her and know they can count on her for help. In addition, Andrea portrays a positive and friendly attitude when assisting her customers. She also continues to excel with her sales goals in support of the bank’s strategic objectives.
According to Nancy Watson, Branch Manager - Boscawen office, “Andrea is a caring, respectful, humble and hardworking employee who does her very best to represent Franklin Savings Bank to our customers.”
Nicole Del Signore was recognized for the quality of service she provides the bank’s customers when it is needed most. When one of our customers had to travel out of state to care for a family member who suddenly became ill, Nicole stepped up and utilized her partners within the bank to keep her customer’s business running smoothly while she was away. Further, Nicole is incredibly flexible with her schedule and on multiple occasions has come in to work on short notice to assist other branches.
“Nicole is an extremely valuable member of both the Gilford team and FSB,” said Brian Lamontagne, Branch Manager – Gilford office. “She embraces the values of the bank in every way; therefore, I feel she truly deserves this amazing honor.”
Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Gilford, Merrimack and Goffstown. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services. A recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank is committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.
Franklin Savings Bank has donated over 11% of its net income to charity since 2009. Visit www.fsbnh.bank to learn more or follow the bank on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
CONCORD, NH (May 2021) –The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce proudly recognizes the following businesses and individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence and commitment to the Chamber and the community, with its 2021 Pinnacle Awards:
Small Business of the Year: Constantly Pizza, Inc.
Business of the Year: Associated Grocers of New England, Inc.
Nonprofit of the Year: Best Buddies New Hampshire
Business Leader of the Year: Nicki Clarke, Capitol Center for the Arts and Bank of New Hampshire Stage
This year's recipients will join an esteemed group of Pinnacle Award honorees inducted over the past sixteen years. Nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of past recipients made up of business and community leaders from the Capital region, the Chamber will recognize the 2021 honorees at its 16th Annual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. Generously sponsored by Sanel NAPA and Business NH Magazine, this outdoor event includes a seated luncheon and will also recognize the 2021 W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year Award and Concord’s Young Professional of the Year.
For more information or to register, visit ConcordNHChamber.com/key-events or contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at (603) 224-2508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
So here we go again! “Above-Normal activity” is again predicted for the 2021 hurricane season!
May’s New England Chapter Connects virtual program is a must attend! We have assembled a diverse group of professionals from across New England who will provide their insight on how you and your team can be prepared for and better manage Hurricanes or other major natural events that come your way. Hear tips from Emergency Operations Directors at the local and state level, Emergency Operation Center Manager, the Power Supply industry, and local Public Works Directors who have survived the challenges of emergency events in New England. Listen in to hear tips on preparing and managing Natural Emergency events from a diverse panel of Emergency Operation Experts.
When: May 27, 2021 - 11am to Noon
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CONCORD, NH — The Capital Region Food Program (CRFP) distributed over 1.3 tons of nonperishable food items to nine area social service agencies, food pantries and churches as part of the program’s Year-Round Distribution Project (YRDP) on Tuesday, May 11th.
CRFP partner agencies receiving food as part of the distribution included.: CenterPoint Food Pantry, Christ the King Food Pantry, Friends of Forgotten Children, Loudon Food Pantry, Merrimack Valley Day Care, Open Door Community Kitchen, St. Paul’s Church Food Pantry, Suncook/Allenstown Community Action Program (CAP) and The Salvation Army.
As part of the Year-Round Distribution Project, non-perishable items such as canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, breakfast cereal, pasta, and soups are distributed at no cost to participating partner agencies. For a complete listing of partner agencies supported by the CRFP’s Year-Round Distribution Project efforts, visit capitalregionfoodprogram.org.
The Capital Region Food Program purchases and distributes food in Concord and 17 surrounding communities. This is accomplished by securing monetary donations, soliciting in-kind services from local businesses and the general public, and collaborating with other community distribution and service agencies.
To learn more about the CRFP, visit capitalregionfoodprogram.org.
The Capital Region Food Program (CRFP) is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce hunger in the Greater Concord area through year-round distribution of food to individuals and families. Since 1974 this has been accomplished by securing financial donations and in-kind services and by coordination, collaboration, and cooperation with other community distribution and service agencies.
The CRFP distributes over 110 tons of food annually through two initiatives. Forty (40) tons of food is distributed through the Year-Round Distribution Project which is distributed eleven times each year to over thirty local agencies. Seventy (70) tons of food is distributed through the program’s Holiday Food Basket Project, held in partnership with the New Hampshire National Guard each December.
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