The Town of Hampstead Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2012 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized local fire prevention efforts that have contributed to reducing the number of lives lost in residential fires. Town of Hampstead Fire Department is one of 117 fire departments across the United States to receive the award this year for recording zero fire deaths in 2012 or reducing fire deaths by at least 10 percent during the year. In addition, award recipients documented active and effective fire prevention programs as well as a clear commitment to reducing the number of house fires in the community.
Sharon Muse of Kingston has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Muse offers delicious food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Sharon Muse at email@example.com.
Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is now offering comprehensive foot and ankle services at 1 Hampton Rd in Exeter. Dr. Richard deAsla, a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Excel Orthopaedic Specialists in Woburn, MA is now accepting new patients at Access Sports Medicine in Exeter. For more information about Foot and Ankle Services available at Access Sports Medicine or to make an appointment with Dr. Richard deAsla call 603-775-7575 or visit accesssportsmed.com.
The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund is pleased to announce that Brigid Murray of Stratham, along with three other community leaders, has been elected to a three-year term on its Board of Directors. Murray is Managing Partner/CEO of Sweet Scoops, LLC, makers of all-natural premium frozen yogurt. Sweet Scoops was launched by her family in 2001, and today is sold in more than 500 fine grocery and natural foods stores, including Whole Foods Markets in the Northeast
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. Irving Oil also made a corporate donation of $100,000 to be split across all six New England state chapters.
The Foundation for Healthy Communities recently honored local leaders in health care during the Foundation’s 18th Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. Dr. Patrick Clary, Medical Director of Palliative Care at Exeter Hospital, was named recipient of the Foundation Innovator’s Award, which celebrates extraordinary ingenuity, creativity and skill in improving health or healthcare access, delivery or quality. Dr. Clary also serves as Medical Director of Rockingham County VNA and Hospice.
Dr. James Rothman is a recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. Rothman grew up in Haverhill, MA, was educated and became Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El where he also went on through Confirmation. His parents, Gloria and Dr. Martin Rothman (z”l), were active members of the congregation. Dr. Martin Rothman was a well-respected pediatrician in Haverhill. Gloria currently lives near another son in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The newest addition from Arcadia Publishing is “Sandown” from local authors Arlene F. Bassett and Barbara A. Lachance. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by in this New Hampshire town. Established in 1756, the Town of Sandown, has a rich history of hardworking men and women who farmed the land and set up shoe shops, lumber mills, blacksmith shops and taverns.
The Governor and Executive Council met on November 6, 2013 at the State House, Concord, and considered an agenda of approximately 131 items. The following local individuals from District 3 were nominated by Governor Hassan to serve on Boards and Commissions: Raymond R. Donald, Kingston, to the Air Resources Council; Phillip H. Utter, Exeter, to the Judicial Council; and Yvonne M. Vissing, Chester, to the Juvenile Parole Board.
Core Physicians is pleased to announce a new relationship with Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), which brings pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric cardiology services to local patients. For more information about pediatric cardiology and pediatric gastroenterology services available in Exeter, call 603-695-2745 or visit chadkids.org.
Ten winning tickets for the “By Land, Air & Sea” raffle for Veterans Count Seacoast, a program of Easter Seals NH, were pulled at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in recognition of Veterans Day. The raffle tickets, which have been sold by Veterans Count board members and volunteers since spring of this year, raised $40,000 to benefit veterans, service members and their families who are served by Veterans Count. The lucky winners, pulled by Veterans Count clients Lynn and Richard Mariello, were: Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle ($20,000): M. Falzone, North Hampton; ACE-TEC stand up paddleboard package ($2,000): Daniel Sullivan, Exeter; Yukon FX off-road bicycle ($2,000): Russell Doyle, Hampton; Four $500 Kittery Trading Post gift cards: Theresa Desfosses, Old Orchard Beach, ME, Jack LeVie, Gloucester, MA, Mark Galvin, Rye, Dylan Frenell, Stratham; Flying Lessons ($300): Scott Jennato, Bedford; and two $300 cash prizes: Allan Johnson, Fairfax Station, VA, and Dan Zibaitis, Melrose, MA. For more information about upcoming Veterans Count fundraising events, or to make a donation, please visit www.vetscount.org.
Merrimack Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Holy Family Hospital’s Award Winning Cancer Center now has a satellite office at the hospital campus in Haverhill. Board certified oncologists are now seeing patients for consultations and follow-up visits at Merrimack Valley Surgical Specialties, Suite 405 of Merrimack Medical Center, the medical office building attached to Merrimack Valley Hospital. Chemotherapy and radiation oncology services will be provided at Holy Family Hospital. For more information, including appointments and referrals, please call 978-687-0156, ext. 2021.
Mr Wise Guy of Wings & Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc., founded and directed by Karen Cuneo in East Kingston, has received the prestigious awards of PATH, Intl 2013 Region 1 Equine of the Year and the PATH, Intl 2013 International Equine of the Year! The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl) sets safety standards and quality guidelines for the industry and is made up of 11 regions across the world. A 25 year young Arabian gelding, Mr Wise Guy was a multiple National Champion in the United States and Canada during a fifteen year career in an arduous sport before retiring to his second career as a trusted therapy mount. He is a member of an amazing team of horses who work their magic both in and out of the arena to change the lives of children and adults with special needs and life-altering challenges.
Mr Wise Guy sustained an injury early in his life which left him with paralysis in the lower right hand side of his face. Because of this, his tongue occasionally hangs out of his mouth like a happy puppy dog. Children and adults are naturally curious about his unique appearance, but when they learn that he is in no pain and he went on to win multiple world championships, he becomes an inspiration. In the hearts of the students, volunteers, staff and families, Mr Wise Guy is simply the best! For more information about Wings & Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and the benefits of therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities, visit www.wingsandhooves.org.
Lamprey Health Care has welcomed Mr. Gregory White of Milford as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. White comes to Lamprey Health Care after an intensive search process to replace CEO Ann Peters who recently retired after 34 years. For over two decades Mr. White has been committed to the mission of Community Health Centers, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer for the Lowell Community Health Center, in Lowell, MA.
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network (NRHN) in Salem has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Stroke and Brain Injury Programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes NRHN’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards. Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network underwent a rigorous on-site review in September 2013. A Joint Commission expert evaluated NRHN for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.