Isabella Walley, young daughter of Mark and Talia Walley, Certified Family LEAN health coach has launched her own business in the seacoast area and online. Isabella (Bella) is a talented and crafty young girl living with Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes and making strides to help others coping with the life-long and often miss-understood disease by many. She has begun her own business with the help of her parents and is an inspiration for many other young children and adults! Bella started making her own beaded jewelry at an educational event by JuicePlus+ last year, crafting a pretty pink and white necklace while listening to the seminar. Someone there recognized her talent and asked her if she takes orders and can do some pieces for her. She said yes of course and proceeded to do so. Bella has since opened her first wholesale account at Black’s Paper and Gift store in Wolfeboro. Locally, her products can be found at On the Vine in Exeter, and some local salons such as Slate Salon in Epping. Please see the amazing story of this young entrepreneur at her website: www.bellasbotanicals.com.
Marine Corps Pvt. Taylor R. Johnson, son of Susan and Douglas Johnson of Hampstead, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Johnson is a 2012 graduate of Pinkerton Academy of Derry.
The New Hampshire Long Term Care Association recently held their annual dinner to award scholarships to people who work in long-term care that are seeking to better serve residents by furthering their education. This year, thirty-one worthy individuals were awarded scholarships ranging from $650 to $5000, totaling over $76,000. To be eligible for these scholarships, recipients must be employed by a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility or other residential health care facility located in NH. The individuals chosen have demonstrated their commitment to long term care, their dedication to their career, and their desire to pursue a higher education. Local winners of the scholarships include: April Glover, Riverwoods at Exeter; Michelle Mears, Rockingham County Nursing Home, Brentwood; Cynthia Rabuska, Colonial Poplin Nursing Home, Fremont; and Kelley Schultz, Exeter on Hampton Care & Center Rehabilitation Center, Exeter.