Littleton Pet Center launched its first annual summer-long donation drive, Operation: War Dogs, to support The United States War Dogs Association (USWDA).  The drive officially began on July 4th and ends on Labor Day, 2013.

The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of Former and Current US Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials, and educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to our country. Our background in military War Dog service and our dedication to honoring the memory of the service and sacrifice of the US Military Working Dogs gives us a unique perspective that we can use to educate the public on the history of Military War Dogs.

During Operation: War Dogs, donors can stop by Littleton Pet Center to make a contribution, or simply mail a check to Littleton Pet Center made out to US War Dog Association. Littleton Pet Center will be giving away a free night of lodging at their facility to every donor who contributes $100 or more.  In addition, Littleton Pet Center will decorate their facility with patriotic paw prints presenting the names of the clients and community members who contribute to US War Dog Association. Every dollar counts and anyone interested in donating is encouraged to stop by Littleton Pet Center to make a contribution in their name or in honor of a soldier they wish to recognize. These donations will help provide an abundance of critically needed items including K9 medications, food, grooming tools, bedding and other necessities.

Littleton Pet Center is collecting grooming tools, bedding and other necessities for the K-9s and their handlers.  Please visit United States War Dogs Association: for a complete list of needed items.  These items will be sent directly to the soldiers in Afghanistan at the end of Operation: War Dogs.


“I am so overwhelmed at the generosity of our community in response to helping this worthy cause for the US War Dogs Association.” Said John Kelley, Owner of Littleton Pet Center.  “It’s evident that helping the dogs who serve in our armed forces is a cause very near and dear to the hearts of all dog owners. Our soldiers, both two and four-legged, risk their lives every day to ensure our freedom; and we are so lucky just to have the opportunity to honor them in some way. This is our first year sponsoring Operation: War Dogs and we are looking forward to this annual event and exceeding this year’s goal of $1000.00. ”

Military Working Dogs have been used by the U.S. Military since World War I.  Dogs, along with their volunteer handlers, are trained in teams as scouts, trackers, sentry, mine/booby-trap/tunnel and water detection of hostile forces.  Dogs have been used in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.  Today, all branches of our armed forces are utilizing Military Patrol Dogs specializing in drug and bomb/explosive detection. Currently, there are approximately 600-700 of these canines in the Middle East in such places as Kuwait, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, patrolling bases, military compounds, ammunition depots and military check points.  They are guarding and protecting our military personnel with courage, loyalty and honor.

Donations will be accepted at Littleton Pet Center. Littleton Pet Center, 603-444-6285, is located at 1985 St Johnsbury Rd, Littleton, NH 03561.  To learn more about Littleton Pet Center or for directions, visit To learn more about the USDWA and how they are assisting our country, visit

Taste, Tunes, & Brewfest 2013!

tastetunesThe cool, rich tastes of amazing brews, local flavors, and groovy tunes will lift your spirit as you take in the views of the Ammonoosuc River on Mill Street at this year’s Taste, Tunes, & Brewfest on Saturday, July 20th from 11 am- 3 pm. Along with fantastic live music and beer and food from over a dozen vendors, this year will also feature a family tent with some of the area’s best offerings!

“The Taste, Tunes, & Brewfest committee are thrilled with the progress of the festivity planning this year,” says committee chair and Chamber of Commerce board member Stacey Northrop. “We have some of the best beer and wine vendors in the region, along with some great local eateries. North Country Community Radio has lined up seven fantastic musical artists sure to entertain!” This year’s musical acts will include Senayit, Audrey Drake, and Manning, Sundman, & Winn along with others.
Chamber director Lauren Alberini also stresses that while it is a Brewfest, the Taste & Tunes are family-friendly! “We understand how important it is to provide fun for the WHOLE family! This year, we’re providing a little something extra with our little community members in mind with our family tent featuring fun activities including face painting and glitter tattoos from Fresh Salon & Day Spa, a mama and baby-friendly space sponsored by As It Was Midwifery, a bouncy house from Second Chance Animal Rescue, a chance to “Meet the Drive” with Team O’Neil Racing and many more!”

Tickets for the Littleton Taste, Tunes, & Brew Fest are available for purchase for the first time online! This year, we are excited to offer a VIP package that includes admission, UNLIMITED Brew Tickets, 10 Taste Tickets, a Commemorative T-Shirt, AND a Tasting Tumbler. VIP Tickets are ONLY available with pre-purchase, so don’t delay- buy today! To Register, visit:

So save the date and come on down to Mill Street, right below downtown Main Street, or cross the iconic covered walking bridge to join us for a day of Taste, Tunes, & Brews on Saturday, July 20th, 2013.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Samaha, Russell, & Hogdon
White Mountain Brewing Supply
Jax Jr Cinemas
Eames Realty
North Country Senator Jeff Woodburn

July Second Friday Art Night

UmbrellaSPLASHPhotoOn Friday, June 14th, from 5 until 9 PM the Littleton Arts Community will host its first ever “Second Friday Art Night”. It will be an exciting evening highlighting the region’s top artists, chefs and musicians! Eleven galleries and businesses in downtown Historic Littleton will partner with five great restaurants to deliver an evening of culinary, visual and musical creations. The “Second Friday Art Nights” will be held this summer in June, July, August and September.

Don’t miss all of the excitement from the great art shown and demonstrated at the newly opened “Gallery at the Nest”, the “League of NH Craftsmen”, the “Littleton Studio School”, “Fiddleheads” on the River, “Art Works” and “Bad Art”. “One Stitch, Two Stitch” and “Yarn Garden” will demonstrate their special creative talents while “Just L” and “Saranac Street Antiques” will highlight a large collection of beautiful vintage art! “Bailiwicks’, the “Italian Oasis”, “Chang Thai’, “Millers Café”, and “Tim-Bir Alley” will delight you with their special dishes and their artistic culinary talents. Throughout the evening there will be music on Main Street and Mill Street highlighted by a SPECIAL audio visual improvisation at “Down By the River” at Northern Lights Music-Mill Street entrance!

It’s an evening that is sure to excite and delight! “Second Friday Art Night” on June 14th in Historic Littleton, NH!

Small Business Week!

9112_10151528114744051_1522391209_nTo celebrate Small Business Week (June 17-21, 2013), Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide, will host Get Down to Business, a nationwide series of free business-building events throughout the month of June. The Littleton, NH “Get Down to Business event” is a free workshop on June 18 to teach local businesses how they can use email marketing and social media marketing to engage with customers and drive business success.The Littleton, NH event will be hosted by the Littleton Area Chamber and presented by Veronica Francis, an authorized local expert for Constant Contact. The public is invited to this free workshop focused on how small businesses can grow by leveraging email and social media marketing. There will be interactive exercises throughout the session that will leave attendees with actionable steps that can be used to build out the framework for their next great campaign, and ultimately, achieve their goals.

Event Details:
Date: June 18, 2013
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 am
Location: The Opera House, 2 Union Street, Littleton, NH
Registration: or Call 603-444-0700.
Presenter: Veronica Francis, President, Notchnet, Inc.
For more event details or to register, please
About The Presenter:
Veronica Francis is President of Notchnet, Inc in Littleton, New Hampshire. Francis is a certified Local Internet Search Marketing Expert and authorized local expert for Constant Contact. Francis started Notchnet in 1999 with her husband Charles as a website design and hosting business. The company has grown with the constant evolution of online technology and offers managed website and email hosting, web design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), E-commerce solutions, and social media training and support. Veronica presents web marketing seminars throughout New England and manages web marketing campaigns for hundreds of small businesses, chambers and associations. For more information about Veronica Francis, visit her websites:

About Constant Contact, Inc. Constant Contact wrote the book on Engagement Marketing™ – the new marketing success formula that helps small organizations create and grow customer relationships in today’s socially connected world. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits and associations worldwide use the company’s online marketing tools to generate new customers, repeat business, and referrals through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys. Only Constant Contact offers the proven combination of affordable tools and free KnowHow®, including local seminars, personal coaching and award-winning product support. The company further supports small organizations through its extensive network of consultants/resellers, technology providers, franchises and national associations.
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