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Claremont Conservation Commission Programing
The Claremont Conservation Commission has sponsored a series of programs in 2021.

River Restoration and Resilience: The City of Claremont, like many New England towns, is shaped by the health and ways of rivers. For Claremont, the Connecticut and Sugar Rivers are the largest, however every stream and drainage area is significant. How water moves and what it carries effects the quality of our water, maintaining of recreational activities, impacts of heavy rain, the health of our aquatic ecosystems, and much more.
In this series on Climate Change and Wildlife we are going to learn more about what impacts the health and adaptability of our water systems, and what is or can be done at both the city and household scale to improve its functioning.  

Saturday, October 9, 1030-1130 AM, Zoom, Come learn from stream restoration specialists about what makes a river a healthy place for fish and other animals, how culverts and other road infrastructure can impact streams and fish, and what work is being done to protect and restore these vital riverine habitats. Colin and John will also share some tips for spotting good places to fish in streams and rivers. Colin Lawson, Trout Unlimited & John Magee, NH Fish and Game

Saturday, October 23, 1030-1130 AM, Zoom, Curious about what you can do at home to protect and restore clean water in your local rivers and lakes? Throughout New Hampshire, neighbors are creating rain gardens, setting up rain barrels, and using trenches and other simple techniques to prevent water pollution. Whether you live on the water or up the road, come learn how you can do your part. Lisa Loosigian, Soak up the rain NH

This program is partially funded by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Sullivan County News
Sullivan County Launches New Job & Career Facebook Page
Follow this page to learn about our current employment opportunities and to see more about what it looks like to be an employee at Sullivan County, located in New Hampshire.
A Note from Arrowhead Recreation Club
The season is fast approaching and Arrowhead has many needs for volunteers to keep the operation viable. Will need help in outside operations, kitchen help, and ski shop.

Outside people are needed on the lifts, tube monitors, and tube handlers (the last two are not physical). Inside help needed in concessions, cooking, ski shop, and first-aid.
Need ski and snowboard instructors. Always have a good number of requests for lessons but could use more instructors.
If you or you know someone who can volunteer get in touch with us.
Also looking for a scheduler to contact people and develop a schedule, it’s a very difficult task.
 
Non-operations wise, if you are looking for a satisfying challenge we need people to help rebuild motors and transmissions, restore some tracked vehicles, Groomer maintenance, some heavy attachments to repair and move, trail maintenance, and other projects. These are projects that can be done on your own time schedule.
 
We are very short of help and support people, so need people for everything, like Officers, board of directors, public relations, marketing, recruitment, mechanical maintenance, heavy equipment knowledge, grant writers, and anyone with a skill or who just wants to help. If anyone wants to learn more or would like to join us, please contact us.

I know there are grants out there but we have no one to research and write them up. Like COVID loss grants we could have applied for some, because we did have significant expenses due to COVID, but never had the resources or time to do so. It’s impossible to run an operation that should have 15 people with 4 people or less, most often less, so we are just trying to survive.

To contact Arrowhead, FB Message us, email arrowhead@arrowheadnh.com or call (603) 542-7016 and leave a message.
Center for the Arts: Lake Sunapee Region Calendar of Events
Please check the website for up-to-date information.

Upcoming Visual Art Workshops Presented by the CFA Visual Arts Guild


“Sketching Autumn Leaves: Drawing Natural Forms to Improve Your Focus and Memory” will be held on Oct. 16th, 2021 from 9:30-12:30 also at the New London Inn and is taught by Sue Anne Bottomley. This three-hour workshop will have participants drawing leaves, grasses, and other natural objects.  Participants will be doing this small scale with pens and pencils. Guidance and demonstrations will include close observation, enlarged detail, complex shapes, continuous lines, and negative space. Then participants will explore colored lines with pencils and artist crayons to combine skills. The workshop is for ages 16 and up, no experience is necessary.
Sue Anne Bottomley, a 1968 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, has given many workshops in printmaking, drawing, and art motivation in the US, Canada, and England. Locally, three times she presented classes at AIL, Colby-Sawyer College. She is the author/illustrator of five art books.
The 3-day Photography Workshop is offered as a package and includes two nights lodging at the historic New London Inn, 12 hours of photography instruction (including photo shoots on location), a dinner voucher equal to $50, continental breakfasts and lunch the last day and costs $650. The workshop alone is $325 and includes the 12 hours of instruction, Continental breakfast on days two and three and the dinner voucher.
The Sketching workshop fee is $30.

Registration is limited.

For more information and to register for the workshops, go to centerfortheartsnh.org


November 5th - First Fridays! Gallery Opening Receptions! 5:30-7:30 FREE
Opening Receptions for New exhibits in New London. Garrett Evans is at The New London Inn, Loren Howard is at the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Penny Koburger is at the Blue Loon Bakery all on Main Street, and Loa Winters is at the Tatewell Gallery on Newport Road! “Eat, Sip, Stroll, and Enjoy the Art!” ALL Exhibits Open during regular business hours!

November 5th – 7th and 12th – 14th – The 2021 Performing Arts Series- Turning Toward the Sun adapted from the novel by Cecil Warren and directed by Wally Borgen. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Produced by SKIT. Warner Town Hall. Tickets can be purchased at Morgan Hill, Tatewell Gallery and online at SKIT.

November 1st – 16th Holiday Arts Auction for Arts Education!
November 16th - Holiday Dinner Wine and Trivia Dinner and Auction Finale at the New London Inn 6:30 pm

December 3rd -First Fridays! TIDINGS OF JOY A holiday concert and more featuring the Munholand String Quartet. This FF is at the Black Box theatre on the Colby-Sawyer College campus. The opening reception begins at 6:30pm with the concert to follow at 7:00.

2021 Literary Arts Series –“Beauty in Diversity” Dates TBD
Noted Authors and Poets share their insights throughout the year!
Visit www.centerfrtheartsnh.org/literary-arts-series for up-to-date event information

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES; ALL AGES
ONGOING: CREATIVE ARTS CONTESTS! SHOW US YOUR ART, POETRY, ESSAYS, DANCE, THEATER, MUSIC! Be published, exhibit your work, perform onstage, win prizes!
More information and to submit your work: Visit www.centerfortheartsnh.org/youth-arts

ONGOING: SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR CREATIVE STUDENTS!
More information and to apply: VISIT www.cfanh.org/student-scholarships
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Recognized by Newsweek as One of "America's Best Banks"
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB), the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce that the Bank has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Banks” by Newsweek.
 
Newsweek Magazine recognized Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as an "America's Best Banks" winner in the small bank category for Maine. Best Bank winners were selected from among 2,508 financial institutions and assessed on more than 30 separate factors including the overall health of the bank, customer service performance and features, digital and branch presence, account and loan options, interest rate offerings, and fees. Newsweek defined a “Small Bank” as bank with less than $10 billion in assets and among the five banks with the most branches in the state.
 
"We are extremely honored to stand out across the country as Maine's Best Small Bank," said Bar Harbor Bank & Trust President & CEO Curtis C. Simard. "Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has always taken the lead in presenting our customers with the financial technology they require, offering mobile banking, mobile deposits, online account openings, Zelle®, and sophisticated treasury tools for our business customers. Our innovative strategies make it possible to offer our customers the best technology, while still maintaining our personal approach to banking with our Customer Service Center and full-service branch network of more than 50 branches across Northern New England."
 
Many of the Bank’s innovative products and services were already in place when the COVID-19 pandemic required the implementation of new safety measures. The Bank leveraged those resources and offered new loans and loan forgiveness programs to support individuals and businesses needing assistance. More than a year and a half after the start of the pandemic, the Bank continues to keep interest rates competitive, provide advanced banking technology, and keep branches safely open for customers. These efforts by the Bank have helped to keep families and small businesses thriving while subsequently reinforcing the economy across Northern New England.
 
"As the premier community bank in Northern New England, we understand the different challenges facing our customers and our communities today," said Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Director of Retail Delivery Marion Colombo. "I am extremely proud of our teams across the entire Bank. They continue to show up every day with compassion and assuredness to help find financial solutions for the individuals and businesses in our communities. This award reflects their passion and the strong culture that they have helped to build at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust."
 
For more details on the 2022 Newsweek recognition and methodology, please visit
Vital Communities Seeks Full Time Transportation & Housing Program Manger
Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks a full time Transportation and Housing Program Manager to develop and implement integrated, community-based projects that work toward affordable, safe, efficient, reliable, and equitable transportation and home creation systems in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Successful candidates will have a passion for working collaboratively with community partners, volunteers, and organizations. Qualifications include excellent project management, communication, and collaboration skills, and an understanding of our transportation and home creation systems as complex, dynamic systems. Full job description at vitalcommunities.org/about/join-our-team.  Email resume and cover letter to hr@vitalcommunities.org. Vital Communities will begin reviewing applications on August 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
Thomas Haggerty Joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager for Lebanon Locations
Thomas Haggerty has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President, Branch Relationship Manager for the Bank’s two locations in Lebanon, New Hampshire. In this role, he leads a team of banking professionals to provide solutions and guidance to help individuals, families, and businesses in the community meet their financial goals.
 
Tom has more than 35 years of financial services experience. He began his career at Dean Witter Reynolds as Manager, Investor Services. Tom then served in a variety of leadership roles for companies such as Bankers Trust Company, Putnam Investments, and State Street Bank. Most recently, he served as Assistant Store Manager for the TD Bank located in Gilford, New Hampshire.
 
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colby College. He is certified in organizational change management and lean methodology. Tom is also registered with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS).
 
Tom and his wife Sharon live in Pelham, New Hampshire. They have three grown children.
Community-Based Crowdfunding Program Seeks Project Proposals
  • Do you have an incredible project just waiting to happen — one that would strengthen your business, our community, and the local economy — if only you had the funds to make it happen?
  • Is your business/organization a “social enterprise” that addresses social and/or environmental issues?
  • Will your project support community goals, while keeping to a budget of $15,000 or less?
 
If you said yes to these questions…THANK YOU! And please consider applying to launch a crowdfunding campaign with The Local Crowd!

The Local Crowd Upper Valley, a community-based crowdfunding program hosted by Vital Communities, invites emerging and established businesses based in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont to submit project proposals.

The Local Crowd Upper Valley will select up to six social enterprises to participate in this crowdfunding cohort, based on each project’s potential to positively impact their local economy and community. Accepted proposals will launch their campaigns in the winter or early spring.

While all for-profits, non-profits, and community initiatives are welcome to apply, projects based along the Route 11 Corridor of NH (this includes Claremont!) and Orange and Windsor Counties of VT will receive extra campaign support and resources — beyond what we currently provide to all The Local Crowd Upper Valley campaigns. Selected proposals from our target regions will receive a $500 stipend to produce a crowdfunding campaign video. Studies show that crowdfunding campaigns with videos raise four times more funds than campaigns without videos.

Find our application here. Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2021. For more information, visit https://vitalcommunities.org/rfptlc or contact Jen Risley at 603-283-5401.
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