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.