Sen. Woodburn Encourages High School Students to Become Senate Pages

jeff_logo_fullNorth Country Senator Jeff Woodburn is inviting interested high school students to consider applying for the New Hampshire Senate Page Program. It is a one-day commitment, he said.

“Being a page in the Senate is a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in state government,” said Woodburn, a former high school civics teacher. While taking part in the Senate Page Program, students will be active participants in an actual Senate Session, this providing a firsthand learning experience regarding the role of the legislators in state government. Student Pages will be asked to assist the Senate Clerk’s Office, and other staff members, with a variety of duties that will contribute to the ultimate creation of new laws that will govern the State of New Hampshire. In addition, students will have an opportunity to meet their own Senators and possibly share thoughts and ideas with them.

Throughout the Senate Session, Pages will sit in “front row” seats inside the Senate Chamber, where they can observe the live floor debates and the legislative process in action.

Interested high school students should contact the Senate Clerk at the Senate Chamber 107 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301 603-271-3420 (phone) 603-271-3545 (fax) SenateClerksOffice@leg.state.nh.us or Senator Woodburn at jeff.woodburn@leg.state.nh.us.

Chamber Open House to Be Hosted!

1001149_10151529016524051_231669978_nThe Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce has been going through a lot of changes lately! A change in leadership and staff, participation in community events, and growth in membership benefits has everyone at the Chamber very excited to share the news! To celebrate they are holding their first Open House in partnership with the Littleton Historical Society on Wednesday, June 26th from 5 pm -7 pm at the Littleton Opera House (or the Town Building, as many will fondly remember it!).

The evening will allow members and the community alike to meet the new Executive Director, Lauren Alberini, and administrative assistant, Meryl Nevins, as well as showcasing the benefits of supporting the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn about opportunities to get involved with community events, about how you can utilize the historical Littleton Opera House for your next event, and what direction the Chamber is moving in next! Guided tours of the Opera House will be offered, the Littleton Historical Society will be present in full Victorian garb to show you the museum, and a 6:30 community brainstorming session will be conducted. Light fare and beverages will be served thanks to the generosity of Bailiwick’s Fine Restaurant and the Littleton Food Co-op, and live music will be performed on the Opera House’s new baby grand piano by Richard Alberini.

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce challenges you to bring a friend, bring an idea and join them for an informational evening of networking and entertainment!

LITTLETON PET CENTER HOSTING OPERATION: WAR DOGS, A SUMMER-LONG DONATION DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE US WAR DOGS ASSOCIATION!

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: http://www.uswardogs.org/ 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 www.LittletonPetCenter.com. To learn more about the USDWA and how they are assisting our country, visit www.uswardogs.org.

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: http://bit.ly/tastetunesbrew2013

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!