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TPN Breaks Ground on New Services Building
 Claremont, NH, March 17, 2022 – Turning Points Network (TPN) broke ground yesterday on a new service and office facility in Claremont this week. The construction project is a renovation and addition to the 2,300 square foot building formerly owned by Pierzchala Accounting, located at 231 Broad Street. The property was generously donated by the Pierzchala family to TPN in 2018. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2022.

“This move is a very long time in coming,” said Board President Christina Hill. “Since 1986, TPN has provided programs and services to survivors and their families within a single-family residence at 11 School Street. As needs, services and staff have increased, the space has been renovated and rearranged until finally depleting all options, space and square footage.”

Additional speakers during the ceremony included Mayor Dale Girard, Architect Frank J. Barrett, Jr, Clerk of the Works George Chait, and Executive Director Deborah Mozden. Attendees included Claremont City Council members, TPN Board and staff, the Claremont Chamber, DEW staff, and representatives from the project’s state and federal funding sources.

The project will result in a two-story, 3,856 sq. ft addition, attached to the existing main house, providing TPN with an additional 1,732 sq. ft of office space per floor. A new, finished basement area with offices and storage space will provide an additional 1,928 sq. ft of space for future expansion. Interior renovations will provide ADA-compliant restroom facilities and elevator, a large, modern classroom/conference area, kitchen, co-workspace, and a total of 18 dedicated offices, as well as two common areas that can be used for additional workspace.

The new site includes a private accessible main entrance and parking, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, modern, blown-in insulation, energy rated windows and doors, and 24/7 alarm monitoring and cameras, as well as secure entry points. The building is set back from the road in a professional, residential area of Broad Street with a private, side street entrance that offers privacy for survivors seeking services.
DEW Construction, located in Keene, NH will provide general contractor services on this $2.8 million project, with funding generously donated from private community members, grants from NH Community Development Finance Authority, Northern Border Regional Commission, Jane’s Trust, Mascoma Bank Foundation, Couch Family Foundation, Bio X Cell, LaValley Building Supply and Casella Waste Management Inc., as well as a USDA-Rural Development loan/grant package.

Turning Points Network provides 24-hr crisis intervention, support and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and stalking, as well as school, faculty and community-based prevention education and outreach in Sullivan County communities.
Contact: Deborah J. Mozden, Executive Director
Turning Points Network
11 School Street, Claremont, NH (603) 542-8338
The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission and Sullivan County are in the process of developing economic development strategies at the local level and we want to hear from employers in the area about the resilience of their business. What sort of emergency planning does your company develop? How did COVID affect your business? Please take our brief survey at 
TLC Seeks Leader for Family and Youth Program Director Position
TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont is hoping to find another exceptional leader to join the team. Interested individuals can learn about this position and apply through our website at:  Family and Youth Program Director - TLC Family Resource Center ( [].
Please contact Stephanie, with any questions.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Accepting Applications for 2022 Career & Technical Education Scholarships
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Bank’s Career & Technical Education Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to income-eligible students who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. Students must reside in counties in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont where the Bank has a branch location. Applicants selected to receive a 2022 scholarship will be eligible to apply for an additional $1,000 scholarship to be used for their second year of college or technical school.
The Bank established the Career & Technical Education Scholarship in 2018 and has awarded 60 scholarships to date.
Interested students can visit for more information about eligibility and to download the application. The deadline to apply for a 2022 Career & Technical Education Scholarship is May 1, 2022.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
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Arts Education Fund & Scholarship Information
The Center for the Arts believes the arts are essential to a student’s complete education and with so many cuts in programs the CFA believes it is their mission to keep the arts alive in local schools by supporting teachers and the school administrators in their efforts to provide creative programing for all of their students.

And to that end, the Center for the Arts Arts Education Fund is available to any teacher in the twelve towns of the Lake Sunapee Region, for teacher-led classroom projects and school-wide programs.

In addition to the Arts Education Program, the CFA also offers Scholarships to talented students in our region who dream of a future in dance, music, theater, writing or the visual arts. These students are the future of the arts, and the CFA acknowledges their passion and talent by providing them financial support.

$30,000 has been awarded over the past five years and 2022 applications are currently available. Scholarships are possible for summer programs as well as for high school seniors pursuing a college education in the arts.

The CFA encourages creative students to visit the website for more information and applications.
CFA Members Show on Exhibit Now!
The annual Center for the Arts Member’s Show is presently on exhibit at Bar Harbor Bank and the New London Inn on Main St., New London.
Tirty-two artists were juried in for the show which runs until the end of April. The artwork is a variety of paintings, photography, and mixed media and represents most of the finest artists and photographers in the area. The CFA has four micro galleries in New London and there are new shows every three months with a First Friday opening reception at the beginning of each show. Besides Bar Harbor Bank and the New London Inn, there are also Microgalleries at Blue Loon Bakery, and Tatewell Gallery. See Penny Korberger’s beautiful paintings at the Blue Loon , and the mixed artwork at the Tatewell Gallery too!

For more information please visit
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