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GCCC Executive Director, Elyse Crossman, will be participating in this academy and looks forward to seeing Claremont area businesses join her.

Do you have time to spare and want to make a difference in your community?
TPN is in need of volunteers!
You provide the heart… we provide the training. Our next volunteer training will begin in March. Please visit our website or call Amanda at 603-543-0155 for more information!
Arrowhead Recreation Area - Closed of the Season
The Arrowhead Recreation Area is now closed for the season.

We were hoping to get in one more weekend but it was not in the cards for us this year. We have made the decision to not open this weekend and close for the season. A combination of the weather, slope conditions(continual thawing and freezing), parking lot conditions (mud) and staffing concerns have led to this decision.

We apologies for having to cancel but the end of the season is not always a clear cut decision.

Looking ahead to 2021-2022 we hope to have a less stressful season and return to regular operating conditions and hope you are able to visit us or volunteer next season and to help celebrate the Arrowhead Recreations Club's 20th year of providing Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing for the Greater Claremont Region and beyond.
TLC Family Resource Center is Hiring!
We are growing fast and are hiring a part-time Development Associate to support our grant management and fundraising initiatives. We are also seeking a Kinship/Assistant Program Manager to support our Kinship Navigation and Family Support team. 

Details about the positions and the application process can be found on our website.
It's easier than you think to get your Wellness & Safety Plans up and running!

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Automate Safety simplifies workplace safety training by implementing a turnkey, set-it, and forget-it content engine full of engaging safety training messages that are sent directly to employees!
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Join us for our seminar on Automate Safety and Wellness 401k with our speakers Michael Sweeney & Jim Hill

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Free Admission – Register on Zoom
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Accepting Applications for Career & Technical Education Scholarships
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Bank’s Career Technology 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.
 
The Bank established the Career Technology Education Scholarship in 2018 and has awarded 45 scholarships to date.
 
Interested students can visit www.barharbor.bank/scholarships for more information about eligibility and to download the application. The deadline to apply for a 2021 Career Technology Education Scholarship is May 1, 2021.
Vital Communities News
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Marketing Workshop & Technical Assistance Available
Could your business benefit from professional consulting services to improve your marketing? Vital Communities’ Local First is hosting a free marketing workshop AND providing an opportunity for several farms and businesses to take advantage of reduced-cost one-on-one consultation with Drive Brand Studio.

Free Virtual Workshop- March 15, 2021, 9-10:20 am
The pandemic has required businesses to up their marketing game and online presence. Nancy Clark from Drive Brand Studio will share some simple and realistic ways to improve your marketing. You’ll learn how to use back-to-basics tactics whether you’re a first-time or time-pressed experienced marketer. 

Join this workshop and be eligible for an opportunity to work with Drive Brand Studio for 10 hours of reduced-cost technical assistance thanks to funding from USDA.

Get professional assistance with your website, email marketing, social media outreach, e-commerce, and more. Details here and register for the workshop here.
Do you want to make a difference in the Upper Valley?
Vital Communities seeks new board members who share our commitment to inclusive, equitable, and long-term community engagement that cultivates the civic, environmental, and economic vitality of the Upper Valley. With 17 full- and part-time staff, a $1.4 million budget, and a service area covering 69 towns in NH and VT, we work with partners to lead projects in the areas of climate, economic resilience, energy, farming, food security, housing, leadership training, place-based education, and transportation. 

We are actively seeking to diversify our Board as part of our commitment to identify, include, engage and connect with residents of all ages, genders, races, cultures, faiths, abilities, professions, documentation status, income levels, sexual orientation, and geographic locations within our Upper Valley service area. Previous Board experience is not required.

Stevens High School Alumni Association News
 The Alumni Board changed the date for this year’s celebration from June to October 2, 2021. We hope that the Covid19 will be under control by then so we can go ahead with plans to celebrate our 150th Anniversary.

We launched a new Alumni Web Site on March 1st. The new site is a vast improvement for a few reasons:

The site has been completely redesigned and is now much more user-friendly and informative.

Alumni now have the ability to provide us their email addresses by creating an account at the site. This will allow us to communicate more efficiently with our alumni going forward.

Another great feature of the site is that alumni can now pay their annual dues and make donations with their credit cards on the site. We think alumni will really appreciate this feature and the convenience it offers via our secure PayPal checkout process.

The March Alumni Meeting has been changed from March 17th to March 24th. 5:30 pm at the Alumni Office
City of Claremont Boards, Committees and Commissions
Boards, Committees, and Commissions play an integral role in the community. They are comprised of citizens who generously volunteer their time and expertise. Being a city volunteer is a way to participate in community affairs, to work with interesting people, and to aid in Claremont's development.

Anyone who is a Claremont resident and would like to offer their services is welcome to apply for a seat on the Board, Committee, or Commission of their choice. The City Council, Mayor, or City Manager appoints new members according to the method dictated by city policy.


Did you know -
Sullivan County Government has a YouTube Channel?
Sullivan County Pictures Project
In a way to help show off our region, one of the projects I’m collecting pictures for is to highlight on county war memorials and to display these in a video on our Sullivan County New Hampshire Government Facebook page and through the video banner of pictures on the website www.sullivancounty.gov  during Memorial Day weekend 2021.  
 
Yes, lots of advance planning 😊 as I hope to collect pictures capturing all our New England four seasons! If you have, or know anyone who has, pictures that would be great for this project, please feel free to send the pictures to commissioners@sullivancountynh.gov with info about where the memorial is located and who took the picture. 
 
P.S. War memorials are not the only pictures we would enjoy receiving. If you have other scenic views of the region, don’t hesitate to share those, too. Thank you.
County Executive Finance Committee Work Session
The Executive Finance Committee will convene for a work session on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 1:00 PM in​ Newport, NH - Sullivan County Administration Building, 14 Main Street to discuss issues raised by the prospect of renovating or building new the Sullivan County Health Care nursing home.  Other county business may be conducted at this time. 

This meeting will be available via Zoom. Join the Zoom webinar at www.zoom.com and choose "JOIN A MEETING".  You may access the conference using:

Zoom Phone: 1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 932 1016 5407
Password: 280144

The Tel# & Access code are also on the notice at the above link.

Click here to view any meeting agenda & corresponding documents available.

Feel free to contact our office at 863-2560 or via email at commissioners@sullivancountynh.gov for help accessing any documents or joining the virtual meeting.
Business Resources & Community Information
Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers Webinar on March 17, 2021 at 2pm
Join the National Safety Council and NORC at the University of Chicago for a free webinar to learn about the new Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers. Substance use is an issue in every U.S. workforce, with 1 in 12 workers dealing with an untreated substance use disorder. To address these issues, National Safety Council and NORC collaborated to update the Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers, funded by Nationwide. This authoritative, easy-to-use tool can help employers understand how substance misuse impacts their bottom line and what they can do to address it. Access the calculator and be sure to register for the webinar.
Older Adult Volunteer Award Now Accepting Nominations
The nomination period is now open for the NH State Commission on Aging and EngAGING NH annual “Older Adult Volunteer” awards!  Nomination submission accepted up until Friday, March 19, 2021.

The goal is to celebrate and recognize individuals or couples over the age of 60 who are volunteering in ways that serve to build strong communities. Through engaging ourselves and others we weave connections that contribute to and strengthen our communities. 

Celebrating the contributions of people demonstrates the difference any one of us can make at any point in our lives on the lives of others. This year more than ever, we need to celebrate each other. Please take the time to make a nomination!

THE PROCESS:
  1. Use the nomination form (found here) returning it by Friday, March 19th to:  Rebecca.Sky@nh.gov
  2. A joint committee of the Commission and EngAGING NH will review all nominations and select one person or a couple from each county to be honored.
  3. A Virtual Awards Ceremony will be schedule during the month of May in observation of Older Americans Month. Governor Sununu will be invited to participate in the presentation of the awards, schedule permitting.
  4. Every nominee (not only the award recipients) will receive a letter of commendation to let them know that they are appreciated by their community. 
It’s been a challenging year. Please use this opportunity to contribute to a celebration of people in our community who helped us to persevere through it.
Claremont MakerSpace Events Schedule
View the entire class schedule and upcoming events online here.
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