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Pemi-Valley Habitat ReStore to host Grand Opening Celebration

HOLDERNESS — Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity is hosting a special Grand Opening Celebration at its new ReStore on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The new ReStore is located at 1116 U.S. Rte. 3 in Holderness, at the junction of Rte. 175, next to the Veggie Art Girl.

The public is invited to stop by at any time during the day to help Pemi-Valley Habitat Celebrate. Art Harriman will perform on the deck from 11 to 12. The kids can enjoy face painting by Stacey of the Veggie Art Girl and more. Come and enjoy pasta, pizza and salad from Village Pizza and Grill of Ashland from 11-1. The Common Man will provide their famous cookies and brownies. A blessing by Pastor Scott Mitchell will be held at noon.

Door prizes will be raffled off each and every hour. And, everyone who attends will receive a free Habitat for Humanity Cookie Mold.

The ReStore is Pemi-Valley Habitat's biggest fund raising source. The ReStore accepts donations of building materials, appliances and more and resells them to the general public at reduced prices. This repurposing of good items not only helps Pemi-Valley Habitat build homes for deserving families, but also helps keep materials out of the landfills, helping our environment. The ReStore originally opened in Ashland about four years ago, but because of its popularity, quickly outgrew that space. The new ReStore has twice the space as the previous location. Donations arrive on a daily basis so items available for purchase are always changing.

The ReStore is open Wednesday through Friday, 9-4; Saturday, 9-3 and Sunday (through Columbus Day), 12-3.

Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity has built 27 homes for needy and deserving families in the Plymouth area. The 27th home for the Gibbs family on Hedstrom way in Bristol was completed in April. This home was the first in an historic four-home subdivision, the largest project ever for Pemi-Valley Habitat.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 09:57

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Seniors in the Workplace: Experience & Wisdom at Work

CONCORD — The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) celebrates National Employ Older Workers Week September 22–28.

The NH State SCSEP is pleased to acknowledge this year's SCSEP host training sites who hired the SCSEP participants trained at their work sites. Their commitment to providing training, support and guidance allowed participants to successfully complete their training and achieve their employment goal.

Second Start-First Start Children's Center, the State of NH–Disability Determination Unit in Concord and The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center in Derry, recognized the SCSEP participants trained at their sites as reliable, qualified and skilled workers which resulted in their employment.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a community service and work based training program for older workers. The program provides subsidized, service-based training for eligible NH residents who are age 55 and older who are unemployed.
Participants are paid minimum wage and work 17 hours per week in a wide variety of community service activities at host training sites in non-profit or public facilities. It is intended that community service training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities which is the goal of the program.
Non-profit or public entities interested in providing training to SCSEP participants or want more information on the program, can contact 603-225-3295 or 1-800-856-5525.

SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The NH State SCSEP is administered by the N.H. Department of Resources & Economic Development – Office of Workforce Opportunity and operated by Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 08:50

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MVSB Wolfeboro Office Plans Open House Sept. 25

WOLFEBORO — To celebrate its 5th anniversary in Wolfeboro, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) will be hosting an Open House and Business After Hours on Wednesday, September 25. All members of the community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served during business hours. From 5-7 p.m. the bank will be hosting a Business After Hours in conjunction with the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce.

MVSB's Wolfeboro office, located at 66 North Main Street, was designed by Tom Samyn of Samyn-D'Elia Architects and officially opened for business on September 26, 2008.

Built with extensive use of woods and warm tones, the building catches the eye while fitting in with its North Main Street neighbors and was an aesthetic improvement for a location formerly occupied by an abandoned gas station. The interior is warm and inviting and its decorations are representative of Wolfeboro and its surrounding lakefront area.

Located in such close proximity to Lake Winnipesaukee, environmental impact was a top priority in building design. Super insulation and a ground source heat pump are used to control the temperature throughout the branch. In the winter, heat is provided through radiant heat tubing embedded in the floors, including the sidewalk outside both entrances to reduce ice and snow build up. The parking lot's pervious pavement was also installed with the local environment in mind. By capturing storm water and allowing it to seep into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater and reducing potentially damaging storm water runoff.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 08:45

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Hannaford holding Flu Clinic Sept. 24

MEREDITH — A flu shot clinic will be held at the Meredith Hannaford Pharmacy on Tuesday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information call 279-2230.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:31

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