CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

July 19, 2012

People on the Move


Jennifer Smith is pleased to announce she has opened a new small online business called, The Damsel in Distress. She sells handmade beauty products such as body scrubs, perfume oil and body oils. A few of the scents available are black licorice, cinnamon and peppermint as well as four others. Each of her products are hand created at the time of order on her small farm in East Kingston. Check out her products at www.thedamselindistress.com.

For the sixth year out of the past eight, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. Edward Jones also received high marks in the "Account Information" category, an important factor in the study.

As a 2011 Magna Society award winner, Audi Stratham has been recognized as one of the 106 top Audi dealerships in the United States and a leader in a year that saw the premium car brand achieve record nationwide sales of 117,561 vehicles. The Magna Society acknowledges Audi dealers that deliver exceptional customer service, maintain strong sales and demonstrate excellence in all areas of business. This honor is bestowed upon dealerships that exemplify the attention to detail and progressive attributes that distinguish the Audi brand.

Obama for America - New Hampshire launched its statewide Veterans and Military Families for Obama steering committee, announcing Mark Vallone of Epping, Lionel Ingram of Exeter, and Clinton Lane of Kingston as members, joining more than one hundred others from across the state. Members will take an active role in reaching out to the veterans and military families across New Hampshire on behalf of the President's campaign.

Exeter Events and Tents, one of northern New England's finest event equipment rental company for nearly 25 years, has awarded more than $20,000 in goods and services to over a dozen charitable and non-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire, down east Maine, and northern Massachusetts in the second year of its Quest to Reinvest philanthropic program. Michael Parkin, President of Exeter Events and Tents, announced that the grand prize winner for the 2012 Quest to Reinvest grant will be Run for the Fallen, a Hampton Falls-based organization that honors and remembers the men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. The 2012 Run for the Fallen will be held September 16 at Odiorne State Park, Rye.

Better Homes and Gardens - The Masiello Group was recently recognized in the Top 10 real estate brokerages in New Hampshire for its use of the New Hampshire Housings Single Family Mortgage Program.

The NH Pediatric Society recently honored Georgie Clark of Families First Health and Support Center, along with other Partners in Health program coordinators, with its Public Citizen of the Year award. The award recognizes "outstanding dedication and service to the children of New Hampshire." Partners in Health is a statewide, community-based program that provides support to families who have children and adolescents with chronic health conditions, regardless of income. For more information on the Partners in Health program at Families First, call Georgie Clark at 422-8208 ext. 146, or see familiesfirstseacoast.org/oneonone.html.

In September of 2011, there was a horrific forest fire in the area around Bastrop, TX. Millions of dollars worth of property and thousands of acres were destroyed. Among the victims of the fire was the Word of Life Community Church, which sat in the woods about 4 miles east of Bastrop. Located immediately beside the church was the home of Pastors Mike and Debbie Vega, whose house was also destroyed. Volunteers from the First United Methodist Church in Bryan, TX and the Rock Church Ministries from Plaistow, came together on February 25, 2012, to rebuild the home of Pastors Mike and Debbie Vega. Once in their home, the Vega's can continue to minister to the people around Bastrop and build their membership while worshipping in temporary facilities. Phase II of the project will include building a new permanent worship facility where the old facility once stood. For more information, visit www.rock-church.org.

International Cars, Ltd. have donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross, thanks to the success of its "First Responders" March sales promotion. The five dealerships donated $100.00 for each vehicle sold throughout the month, for a grand total of $10,000. ICL also honored emergency personnel by offering employee pricing in March. International Cars, Ltd. is an employee owned company comprised of five New England area dealerships. The New Hampshire locations include Porsche of Stratham and Audi Stratham.