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Irving Oil Helps Raise Over $379,000 for Special Olympics

PORTSMOUTH — Irving Oil announces the successful conclusion of its largest fundraiser in New England for Special Olympics. For the 14th consecutive year Irving Oil and Circle K locations have joined forces to support Special Olympics state chapters across New England. This summer the partnership was able to raise over $379,000, surpassing last year's record high of $374,000. The fundraiser benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the largest fundraiser worldwide for Special Olympics.

"It is always a pleasure working alongside the many talented and passionate athletes that are a part of Special Olympics," says Darren Gillis, Irving Oil's Chief Marketing Officer. "Irving Oil continues to proudly support Special Olympics and law enforcement officers across New England."

On July 27, select Irving Oil and Circle K locations hosted "To Serve and Protect Day," where Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and local law enforcement officers worked alongside Irving Oil and Circle K employees to pump fuel, wash windshields, and greet customers at local Irving Oil Service Stations, Travel Plazas, and Circle K locations throughout New England.

"Our partnership with Irving Oil and Circle K increases awareness of our mission and allows Special Olympics programs across New England to continue to serve children and adults with intellectual disabilities through the dollars raised from their support," said Mary Conroy, President of Special Olympics New Hampshire. "The funds raised through our partnership have allowed us to sustain current programs and launch new initiatives. Irving Oil is a great corporate friend that makes a significant impact in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities throughout New England."

Irving Oil also made a corporate donation of $100,000 to be split across all six New England state chapters. Since 1999, Irving Oil has helped raise over $2.8 million for Special Olympics.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:23

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18th Annual Altrusa Festival of Trees

MEREDITH — Altrusa of Meredith's 18th Annual Festival of Trees will be held at the Waukewan Golf Club on Waukewan Road in Center Harbor.

The  wonderland of trees and the Noel Shoppe will be open Friday, December 6, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is $3 adults, $2 children (under 5 are free)
The festival GALA with Silent and Live Auction will be held Thursday, December 5, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets are 25 advance sales only (call 603 253-6995). Tickets are available at Meredith Chamber of Commerce, Cackleberries, Kara's Café & Cakery and Fashion Forward in Moultonborough
Children's event on Friday, December 6, features readings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
An inter-active story time featuring a reading of "The Christmas Magic" by Lauren Thompson. A story filled with the magic, wonder and love of Christmas as Santa gathers his reindeer and feeds them parsnips and berries and polishes his bells and his sled for the big night of giving.
Admission is $3 adults and $2 children ages 3 – 8
Reservations are required. Call MaryAnne at (603) 279-5529.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:16

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Inter-Lakes Math Teams Score Well in First Meet

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School White math team started off its season with a win scoring 133 points at the October 9 Lakes Region Math Meet.

Although competing in the small schools division in the Lakes Region Math League, this score was enough to beat all 18 small and large school teams.

The top scorers for the White team were Finnian O'Connell and Liam Donohoe who each scored 7 out of 9 points. They were closely followed by Johnny Cox, Danial Thomas and Josh Simpson who each scored 6 points. Trevor Colby and Ben Crosby each made 5 points, while Ben Jaques and Isabel Cunningham each scored 4 points. Angelo Burgess finished with 3 points.

Finnian made a perfect score in Writer's Choice and Advanced Math, while Johnny made a perfect score in Algebra II. Danial, Liam and Josh all made perfect scores in Writer's Choice.
The Blue team, with only 4 members in attendance, scored 38 points. The team was led by Joshua Schmalle with 5 points, followed by Allie Dennis and Cameron Daly, each with 4 points. Emilie Haight finished the meet with 3 points.
The teams ate coached by Diane Mega and Bob Marcoux.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:13

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CruCon Cruise Outlet Owner Sandra Cleary Recognized

MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandra Cleary, owner and President of CruCon™ Cruise Outlet, started her cruise travel agency in 1995 in the basement of her mother's home and steadily grew into an industry powerhouse with 75 employees. In 2013, she began construction of a 30,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in Moultonborough, in order to accommodate the growth of her expanding workforce which is estimated to grow to 150 by the spring of 2014.
On Monday, September 30,  Cleary was presented with an award as one of the top 5 women-led businesses in New Hampshire. This honor was the result of an annual report and review of women-led businesses by Business New Hampshire Magazine. CruCon Cruise Outlet's rapid growth and over $100 million in annual sales has brought her company into the limelight in New Hampshire. Until recently, the majority of their notoriety has been more global with national awards like their recent Top National Agency of the Year award from Vacation.com. CruCon Cruise Outlet is the only United States agency in a network of more than 5,000 agencies to be honored with the Vacation.com award.

For five years in a row, 13 million Travelzoo® subscribers voted them "Best Agency for Cruise Deals." Accepting the award, Cleary credited her team of travel experts for her success. "We truly provide a concierge level of service; we know how important a vacation is! We take great care to find our customers the best cruise package and help make the planning process run smoothly."

Cleary was featured in the magazine's October issue as one of five intriguing women business leaders in New Hampshire. CruCon Cruise Outlet is located at 70 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:02

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