NHSPCA, Stratham, has won a $1,000 prize for getting the most votes in the state in the fourth round of voting in the The Animal Rescue Site and Petfinder.com's $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge. Supporters brought home the prize by voting as often as once a day. NHSPCA posts its adoptable pets online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/NH31.html.
Angela Brennan of Electrologist Specialists, LLC, in Plaistow, has been elected to the position of President for the NH Electrology Association. She previously held the Vice President position for the NHEA. Electrolysis has been approved by the FDA as the only means of permanent hair removal. Angela can be reached at 603-382-0535.
4-H Leader Diane Post of Raymond was recently honored for her volunteer work at the Volunteer NH Spirit of New Hampshire awards celebration in Concord. Through 4-H, Post has been a volunteer and leader for 25 years. She currently serves as president of the Rockingham County 4-H Horse Leaders Association, trustee for the Rockingham County 4-H Foundation, and leader of the Raymond Silver Saddles Horse Club. She also has organized numerous circuit horse shows and served as coordinator of the 4-H Craft Funshop. The following have become volunteers in the last two months alone: Melody Lamore of Newmarket, Sarah Siudut of Brentwood, Heather Bennett of Chester, Jennifer Gagnon of Derry, Brian Johnson of Candia, Anne Berni of Salem, and Suzette St. Pierre of Lee. For more information about 4-H in Rockingham County, including how to become a valued volunteer leader, visit the web site at bit.ly/RockCty4H or call the UNH Cooperative Extension office at 603-679-5616.
Jones & Beach Engineers, Inc. recently hired David Collier, LLS, as Assistant Survey Manager at its Stratham office. Collier formerly worked at Richard D. Bartlett & Associates, and is a past-president of the New Hampshire Land Surveyor's Association. Jones & Beach is celebrating its 35th Anniversary providing land survey and civil engineering services to private and municipal clients.
The State Conservation Committee (SCC) announced the 2012 Conservation Grant Program recipients who are to be awarded a total of $233,167 in grant funds. The SCC's recommendations will be considered by Governor and Council in 2012. Local grant recipients include: Town of Fremont Conservation Commission, Smith Land Acquisition: $15,000; and Rockingham County Conservation District, Odiorne Point State Park Restoration: $22,815. To learn more about the State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program, visit www.nh.gov/scc/grants.
Families First Health and Support Center recently received a $20,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Grant dollars were provided by the Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III Fund and the Oliver J. and Dorothy Penniman Hubbard New Futures Fund. The grant will support an innovative program that integrates behavioral health counseling with primary care. Families First, the Seacoast's community health and family resource center, provides a broad range of health care, dental care and parenting and family programs. For information, call 603-422-8208, or visit www.FamiliesFirstSeacoast.org.
Plaistow Health, a Core Physicians family practice located at 24 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, has received national recognition for adopting a coordinated approach to primary care for its patients. Plaistow Health was recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a national non-profit dedicated to improving health care quality. For more information about Core Physicians, visit corephysicians.org or facebook.com/CorePhysicians.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to SeaCare Health Services, a local non-profit agency. The funding will assist SeaCare in providing care coordination services and access to medical care for low-income individuals and families living in the Seacoast area. For more information on SeaCare Health Services, visit www.seacarehealthservices.org or call 603-772-8119.
The Salem Senior Center generously donated beautiful hand-made hats and scarves to the children of Salem Family Resources. No little ears will go cold this winter with the warm and lovely items that were distributed to young children in the programs sponsored by Salem Family Resources, including The Learning Cooperative Preschool and Parenting & Play Groups. The hand-made hats and scarves were also distributed to families visiting the WIC Nutrition Program of Rockingham County, which meets weekly at the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church; the site of the Salem Family Resources early childhood programs. More information about all programs of Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 is available at www.salemfamilyresources.org and by contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-898-5493.
The Southern NH Chapter of SCORE recently honored Citizens Bank of NH as a SCORE Partner in recognition of its support of SCORE's workshop program for the past six years. Citizens Bank has not only offered financial sponsorship of SCORE's workshop program, but also provides Business Banking Officers to attend the workshops to answer attendee's banking questions. For information on counseling, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities, call 603-666-7561 or visit www.score-manchester.org.
While assisting her elderly mom and working with the elderly, Amylynne Baker-Santagate of Hampstead became acutely aware that a large part of the elderly population isn't receiving all the services needed to live a more independent, fulfilling life. Having earned her Master's of Science degree in Community Mental Health with Southern New Hampshire University, Ms. Baker-Santagate has recently created Help Hope Smile Services, LLC. The service primarily provides errands, companionship, and personal assistance to seniors in the towns of Hampstead, Atkinson, Danville, Sandown, Chester, Kingston, Plaistow, Windham, North Salem and East Derry. For more information visit HelpHopeSmile.com or call 603-275-5283.
Epping Health, a Core Physicians' family practice at 96 Calef Highway, Suite #6 in Epping, is pleased to welcome Harry D. McKinnon, MD. Dr. McKinnon is board certified in Family Practice and is now welcoming new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 603-679-5114. For more information about Dr. McKinnon or other specialty services provided by Core Physicians visit corephysicians.org.