Three Maples Renaissance Corporation, producers of the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire, are proud to announce they have been determined by the IRS to be a Public Charity, under section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) of the Revenue Code. They have worked long and hard for that determination, and are very pleased that it finally came through. As a result, they were able to make a $3,000 donation to the Rockingham Nutrition Meals on Wheels, who “...provide nutritious meals and beneficial support services to older and disabled residents of Rockingham County.”
The Board of Directors of the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is proud to announce the recipients of grant awards. The thirty-nine projects represent twenty-eight historic resources and eleven land conservation projects. Locations range from Pittsburg in the north to Winchester in the southwest and Star Island in the southeast. The smallest grant award is for $5,750 to the 1820 Lane Tavern in Sanbornton. The largest is for $400,000 to the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire toward permanent conservation of 462 acres in Epping. Other local grants awarded included $15,000 toward the renovation of the Kingston Historic Bandstand.
Two New Hampshire women, Debbie Raymond-Pinet of Raymond and Bonnie Meroth of Epping, were honored at the Omni Parker House in Boston on January 18 at the Boston Book Festival annual award ceremony. Their book, “The Growth of Truth”, the true story of the heaven and hell life of a psychic medium has also won the London and New York Book Festivals that include honorees like John Irving, another New Hampshire native. “The Growth of Truth” is available at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, on Amazon.com, and www.barnesandnoble.com.
Donna Felisberto of Newton was one of three Northern Essex Community College employees to recently receive the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014. The Employee Recognition Award recognizes the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice. Felisberto, a 27-year veteran of Northern Essex, is currently coordinator of student assessment and testing in the academic placement and testing center. She began at NECC as a technical assistant in the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies. She has worked in various departments including graphics, the bursar’s office, registration and records, and even served as the golf coach.