Sanbornton Democratic Town Committee Will Elect New Officers

SANBORNTON — Democrats will caucus to elect officers on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library on Meetinghouse Hill. To be filled are the positions of chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer and delegate to the state convention. Every registered Sanbornton Democratic voter may attend and participate.

New Hampshire Democratic Party by-laws require the election of local officers every two years. Each Democratic town committee throughout the state will elect officers before March 31 this year. Sanbornton Democrats are urged to attend to get the Sanbornton Democratic Committee off to a good start in preparation for the upcoming political season.
For further information, contact Gail Morrison at 286-4596.


The Bay Chef's Night features new england fare, hermit woods wine

CENTER HARBOR — The Bay Restaurant will be adding another event to their "sampler series" Chef's night on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. The Bay will be featuring New England cuisine; both traditional and contemporary along with specialty wines from Hermit Woods winery.

All winter long The Bay has been featuring regional cuisine from around the United States for their Chef's nights, and this one in particular will hit close to home. The Chef's night will consist of 5 courses tapas style and each course will be paired with a different wine from Hermit Woods.

The evening will start with an appetizer, soup, two entrees and dessert. Roasted Duck with a pomegranate stuffing and beach plum sauce along with seasoned potato-crusted Cod will be the two entrees offered. The meal will be finished off with homemade rum and honey ice cream topped with a berry compote and a fresh baked molasses cookie.

Bob Manley and Ken Hardcastle from Hermit Woods Winery will be on site to educate customers about their wine and how to pair with food. For more information visit For reservations call 677-7141. 

PSU students win award from Small Business Institute

PLYMOUTH — A pair of PSU MBA students placed second in the Small Business Institute's® (SBI) Annual Awards competition for their work with Minus 33, an outdoor clothing manufacturer located in Ashland, NH. Michele Cota '14G and Owen Buckley '14G were recognized in the Graduate Specialized category creating a marketing report for Minus33, which markets merino wool base layers for cold weather activities.

"These students did an outstanding job creating a comprehensive marketing report for Minus33," said Professor Michael Tentnowski.

Cota and Buckley recommended that Minus33 develop a marketing plan, create a web strategy, and hire a full-time marketing person. Craig Sexton, Minus33's marketing and assistant sales manager, said the MBA students met all of the company's goals.

They provided extensive research and analysis not only on Minus33, but on the outdoor industry as a whole. Based upon the strategic business plan for Minus33 they presented and the provided recommendations on how to grow the business, many new strategies were implemented.

"Working with Minus33 on their growth strategy was an exercise in using what we've learned from our other courses and applying everything together," explained Cota. "The company has an unbelievably hard-working staff who wear many different hats, so it was a fun challenge to help them take a step back and think 'big picture' goals and objectives versus getting lost in tactical ideas."

"Working with Minus33 and making a real world impact on their business was very rewarding," said Buckley. "I enjoyed identifying problems, creating a plan of action and ultimately delivering on and exceeding their expectations. This project was very meaningful."

Belmont High School changes times for Wizard of Oz shows

BELMONT — With the Belmont-Gilford Hockey team playing Berlin for the state championship in Division III at the Verizon Center in Manchester on Saturday, March 14 at 12:15 p.m., the times of the performances of the Belmont High School Drama Club's production of the "Wizard of Oz" on Saturday have been changed.

The matinee, originally scheduled at 2 p.m., will begin at 4 p.m., and the evening performance, originally scheduled at 7 p.m., will begin at 8 p.m. at the gymnasium of the Belmont Middle School. General admission tickets are $10 and tickets for students and senior citizens are $7.