Veteran stock car racing driver Bobby Cabral of Kingston was officially crowned Granite State Pro Stock Series champion during the series’ inaugural banquet held on January 18 at The Yard Restaurant in Manchester. Cabral claimed the series’ first championship with one win and five top-five place finishes, while never finishing lower than seventh during the season. The series championship battle went into the final race of the season, where Cabral’s third place finish netted him the series championship. Cabral and car owner Dave Frahm were celebrated as the driver’s champion and series’ champion, respectively. Cabral received a championship trophy and a championship jacket from American Racer racing tires. Frahm received the championship earnings. Bobby Baillargeon of East Kingston, was celebrated as the championship runner-up.
In their efforts to purchase and restore the Ioka Theater, the Exeter Theater Company (ETC) hit the new year running, assembling a team of highly regarded experts to advise them on the construction, design, and financial management of the theater. Nicole Martineau of TMS Architects in Portsmouth has stepped in to donate her time and talent, converting former Exeter Theater Company board chair John Merkle’s conceptual drawings into working floor plans. Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Builders in Newmarket is leading efforts to review the designs and estimates by various contractors and engineers with the goal of reducing renovation costs. Bob Greene, CFO at Next Level Now in Portsmouth is creating cash flow projections and an updated operating budget based on preliminary financial information developed by Exeter Theater Company members: Marcia Van Dyke, Emily Meehan, Roger Goun, and Trevor Bartlett. Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs in Exeter, examined the historic paint records and evidence and created color palettes for the main theater and lobby. Common Man Restaurants owner, Alex Ray has invited the Exeter Theater Company board to tour The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, a similar sized venue as the Ioka which he operates in Plymouth. Business plans and designs are available for download at exetertheater.org.
Core Physicians has been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 2012 Physician Group Honor Roll in recognition of outstanding commitment to high quality care by the physicians in the local practice. The recent honor is the fourth time that Core Physicians has been named to the Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll. Core Physicians was previously named to the Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll three years in a row for excellence in preventative and chronic illness care for pediatric patients. In 2008 and 2010, the multi-specialty group practice was honored for its outstanding commitment to high quality care by physicians.
Bill Beauchesne, CPA, MST, of Brentwood, has been named tax principal at the Manchester office of Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation’s top 200 accounting and consulting firms. Beauchesne, who joined the firm in 2002 after several years at a Big 4 firm in Boston, is a specialist in partnership and LLC taxation. He provides tax services to corporate and individual clients, and has built a successful practice within a variety of industries. A 2009 graduate of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Beauchesne’s community involvement includes officer posts with the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce, the Exeter Area Charitable Foundation and the Manchester Historic Association.
Core Podiatry, a Core Physicians’ practice, is pleased to announce that Kevin J. Murphy, DPM has joined the practice and is now welcoming new patients. Dr. Murphy, a surgical podiatrist, joins the Core Podiatry office located at 21 Hampton Road, Building 1 in Exeter. To schedule an appointment, please call 603-658-0190. For more information about Dr. Murphy or other specialty services provided by Core Physicians visit corephysicians.org.
Hampshire First Bank announces that Joanne Pereira has been promoted to branch manager of the bank’s Nashua Office. Pereira, who has over 24 years of banking experience, joined Hampshire First Bank in August 2012 as assistant branch manager of the bank’s Manchester Office. Pereira is a graduate of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, MA, and serves on the finance committee at the First Baptist Church in Plaistow.
Catherine Zerba has been recognized as being in the Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group Top 20 Realtors for sales and marketing performance during the month of December, 2012. This recognition is earned each month by the companies’ Top 20 Realtors out of the Groups more than 500 Realtors throughout Northern New England. To learn more about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group, please visit masiello.com.
Military - Marine Corps Pvt. Tyler J. Miller, son of Kymberly A. Miller of Plaistow, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Miller is a 2012 graduate of Timberlane Regional High School of Plaistow.
Navy Seaman Colin F. Sullivan, son of Loree and Mark S. Sullivan of Stratham, and other fellow Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis watched the rock band “Taking Back Sunday” perform a concert in the ship’s hangar bay while forward deployed to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). The visit, sponsored by Navy Entertainment, gave band members Eddie Reyes (rhythm guitar), Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (lead guitar), and Mark O’Connell (drums) a chance to experience aircraft carrier operations at sea as well as entertain Sailors and thank them for their sacrifice. Sullivan is a 2008 graduate of Exeter High School of Exeter, and joined the Navy in June 2012.