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  • 04/13/2023 4:01 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

    Earth Eagle Brewings is hiring for the following positions:

    • Brewer (Somersworth)
    • Bartenders (Somersworth & Portsmouth)
    • Line/Prep Cook (Portsmouth)

    Contact for more information 

  • 04/13/2023 3:53 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

  • 04/05/2023 12:04 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

    Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, your local nonprofit home health and hospice care organization, held their 110th annual board meeting on March 16th, and is pleased to share some important announcements.

    Longtime Board Member and Board Chair, Susan Gaudiello of Barrington, proudly handed her leadership responsibilities over to new Board Chair, Dr. Archana Bhargava of Durham. Susan will remain on the board for an additional one-year term to support Dr. Bhargava in her new role as Board Chair.

    Dr. Bhargava first joined the Cornerstone VNA Board in 2013 and has made significant contributions to advance the mission of the organization. Upon joining the board, she began sharing her passion for Palliative Care and encouraged the board, and the organization’s leadership team, to consider adding this specialty service in 2014. Due to its success, Palliative Care is now one of five distinct programs at Cornerstone VNA. Dr. Bhargava was instrumental in the development of another key program with the establishment of the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund in 2016. This special fund provides support to pediatric patients and their families to promote hope and healing at home.

    Dr. Bhargava shares, “I am proud to be associated with Cornerstone VNA and in my new role as the Chairperson of the Board. I hope to continue teaming with the esteemed Board members to help the organization grow and progress further as it continues to provide excellent care to the community.”

    During the annual meeting, the Board welcomed new member, Gina DeNuzzio of Rochester. Gina has worked at First Seacoast Bank since 2018 and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President and Barrington Branch Manager.  She has 21 years of experience in the financial services industry while also fulfilling her personal and professional passion of making a positive impact for behavioral and mental health.  Gina is a certified financial literacy instructor and a graduate of the New England School of Finance. She holds a degree in Behavioral Science, a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/C) License and a Behavioral Health certification.

    Gina shares, “I am proud to be part of an organization that provides a valuable service in the community and join them as a volunteer board member. First Seacoast Bank encourages and understands the importance of volunteering in the community.”

    The Board also celebrated and said goodbye to two wonderful members who served for 12 years, Sharla Rollins of Farmington and Ruth Henderson of Barrington.  A retired nurse, Ruth served on the Governance, Ethics and Strategic Planning Committees, and helped make important decisions through a time of significant growth. Sharla served on the Finance and Strategic Planning Committees, and spent many years as Board Treasurer, providing clear and concise updates of the organization’s financial reports. The Board appreciates their tremendous guidance and support, and they will be greatly missed.

    According to Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, Cornerstone VNA President/CEO “We have been blessed with a wealth of talent and expertise on our Board of Directors, both past and present.  We are so grateful to Sharla and Ruth for their twelve years of dedicated service and look forward to celebrating this 110-anniversary momentous year under the steady new leadership of Archana and alongside skilled new board member Gina.”

    From Left to Right: Sharla Rollins and Ruth Henderson

    From Left to Right:  Susan Gaudiello and Dr. Archana Bhargava

    Gina DeNuzzio

    Cornerstone VNA currently serves Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 110 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit or call 800-691-1133. 

  • 04/05/2023 8:47 AM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

    DOVER, N.H. – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has contributed funds to the Strafford County Public Health Network (SCPHN) as part of a new pilot project for syringe disposal in Dover.

    The project will create an anonymous public sharps disposal program, with a goal of decreasing the amount of improperly disposed of needles and medical waste in the community by providing safe disposal units.

    This is a low-barrier, effective strategy to improve community health and safety,” said Ashley Wright, Public Health Network Manager for SCPHN (a program of Greater Seacoast Community Health). “We’re grateful to Wentworth-Douglass for supporting us in making an impact on public safety and public health by reducing harm and increasing access to disposal resources.”

    The collaboration also includes SOS Recovery Community Organization, the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, The Doorway operated by Wentworth-Douglass, and other community members and organizations.  The public health effort was supported unanimously by the Dover City Council and builds upon existing programming and infrastructure already available in the Dover community.

    Syringe disposal boxes and resources already exist at Wentworth-Douglass, SOS Recovery, the Dover Public Library, and at various NH Harm Reduction Coalition ‘stops’.  The program will add them at several locations throughout the city.

    “We’re proud to work with Strafford County, and all our other community public health partners, on a simple project like this that can make a huge difference,” said Peter Fifield, substance use disorder program manager at Wentworth-Douglass’ Doorway location. “Sadly, substance misuse remains an epidemic in our region, so anything we can do to limit medical waste is very important from both a public health and quality of life perspective.”

    For more information and supportive resources, please visit:

    Photo from Captain Dave Terlemezian of Dover Police Dept.

  • 04/04/2023 1:14 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

    Jass Boxing is a 501c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the science of boxing to all those aged 7 years and older (yes adults, too).

    The concept of Jass is to teach structure and the importance of physical fitness through the art of amateur boxing.

    They pride themselves on offering a safe training environment free from judgement.  They help build self-esteem while teaching discipline, teamwork and commitment. Their intentions are not to develop champions but to develop respect, self control and an overall healthy lifestyle.

    On May 20th, Jass Boxing is hosting an Amateur fight night at the Dover Ice Arena at 7pm. They are currently looking for businesses to take a business card sized ad in their program for $35.00. Other sponsorship opportunities are also available.  

    If you are interested in sponsoring or learning more about the event please reach out to

  • 04/03/2023 11:30 AM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

    MVSB (Meredith Village Savings Bank) is excited to announce the launch of its annual community photo contest, open to the public now through June 30. Submitted photos should represent what it means to explore, live, work or play in New Hampshire. Winning photos will be featured in MVSB’s complimentary 2024 community calendar, website, social media and/or note cards.

    “We are looking for images that convey all aspects of life and beauty in New Hampshire - from daily life and scenery to local events and celebrations,” said Cindy Hemeon-Plessner, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at MVSB. “The contest is one of our favorite traditions and we can’t wait to see all of this year’s submissions.”

    There are two categories participants can enter – one for the annual community calendar and one for website photographs. A maximum of five photos per photographer can be submitted for each category and photographers will be awarded $100 for every winning photo selected. The 2023 complimentary community calendar will be available in wall and desk format at all MVSB locations in late fall.

    Entries can be submitted at Go to to view past winning photos and for more information.

    Unlike a stock bank, MVSB is a mutual savings bank that operates for the benefit of its depositors, borrowers and surrounding communities. As a result, MVSB has remained steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of the community since it was founded in 1869. For over 150 years, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), has been serving the people, businesses, nonprofits and municipalities of New Hampshire. MVSB and its employees are guided by the values of accountability, mutuality, excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and stewardship. To learn more, visit any of the local branch offices located in Alton, Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Laconia, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rochester or Wolfeboro, call 800.922.6872 or visit

    Cindy Hemeon-Plessner, MVSB Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, shows off previous annual community photo contest winners at the MVSB Meredith Main Office. This year’s annual photo contest is now open at Courtesy Photo

  • 03/28/2023 12:35 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

    For more than 15 years, BBB Serving New Hampshire has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to students who personify ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic history as benefit to our Accredited Businesses and their families. In the past, scholarships have been used toward full-time attendance at a college or university.

    This year, BBB Serving New Hampshire will be awarding scholarships in two different categories. First, 4-year college & university students and then, trade school and apprenticeship students and participants. The first round of applications is now open! At this time BBB will be awarding three $5,000 scholarships to students who will be attending a 4-year college or university in the fall of 2023. In order to apply students need only have a relative employed by a current BBB Accredited Business or are current employees of these businesses themselves.

    Click here to apply! 


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Bonnie McNair, Executive Director
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