Dawn D. Bugbee Elected to Board of Directors of Union Bank

 

Morrisville, VT – David S. Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank announced today that, on August 19, 2015 the Board of Directors of Union Bankshares, Inc. appointed Dawn D. Bugbee of South Hero, Vermont to the Board of Directors of Union Bank.“We are excited and honored to have Dawn Bugbee on Union Bank’s Board, stated Silverman.

Dawn’s financial expertise at the corporate level and keen understanding of customer service will be of great value to Union Bank’s board and management team. We look forward to her contributions as Union Bank continues to grow.”

 

Bugbee, a CPA, is currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Green Mountain Power Corporation. Previous positions held include CFO of Northwestern Medical Center of St. Albans, Vermont and serving as Senior Audit Manager for a regional accounting firm. Dawn served on the board of Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency for the past ten years. She serves on the Goodwill of Northern New England board. Dawn is married to attorney Jesse Bugbee of Kissane Associates in St. Albans and has four grown children.

 

The Reviews are In: MAN OF LA MANCHA is “Terrific,” “Full of energy and pathos”

“An enthusiastic recommendation: MAN OF LA MANCHA is definitely worth the trip to Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. A vigorous, impassioned cast, inspired by the charismatic, energy-filled performance of Scott Severance as Quixote; a stellar set design with incredible lighting and visual effects … and a tight and attentive musical score performed by a small but extremely capable pit. In its disparate elements as well as taken as a whole, MAN OF LA MANCHA is everything you could want in a professional summer theatre offering, and more. Definitely go and see it while it’s here.”

 

“This show was full of energy and pathos and, in my opinion, one of Severance’s best performances in his long, historic career…. MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of those shows not produced so often these days. There’s no overt sexual connotation and it’s not a bio-pic of the members of a popular rock band. It’s simply classic, well-constructed musical theater. A good choice and a very good production. Go see it!”

 

MAN OF LA MANCHA is the beloved musical about mad knight Don Quixote’s search for “The Impossible Dream.” Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him.  His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. MAN OF LA MANCHA is playing August 20-25 at 7:30 pm and August 26 at 2:00 pm.

 

Heir to the throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness, fulfillment and his own “Corner of the Sky.” He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. PIPPIN is playing August 13-18 & August 27-29 at 7:30 pm and August 19 at 2:00 pm.

 

Join us for the remainder of our 29th Mainstage season from the award-winning Papermill Theatre Company this fall for DAMES AT SEA (Sep 3-Oct 3) and SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR (Oct 8-17). Admission is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $16 for children and students. Jean’s Playhouse is located at 34 Papermill Drive in Lincoln, adjacent to ongoing construction of the Riverwalk at Loon Mountain site off I-93 Exit 32. Visit JeansPlayhouse.com or call 603-745-2141 for more information.

 

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Pippin and Man of La Mancha Opening at Jean’s Playhouse!

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Heir to the throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness, fulfillment and his own “Corner of the Sky.” He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Pippin opens on Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 pm at Jean’s Playhouse and will alternate performance dates with Man of La Mancha through August 29. Matinee performances at  2:00 pm will be held on August 5 and 19.

Man of La Mancha is the beloved musical about mad knight Don Quixote’s search for “The Impossible Dream.” Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him.  His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. Man of La Mancha opens on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 pm at Jean’s Playhouse and will alternate performance dates with Pippin through August 29. Matinee performances at 2:00 pm will be held on July 29, August 12 and August 26.

Jean’s Playhouse is proud to announce a special deal for New Hampshire residents only! Enjoy great Summer Theatre on Fridays this July and August at Jean’s Playhouse and save big if you are a New Hampshire resident simply by showing your New Hampshire driver’s license; that’s right: just show your driver’s license and you can purchase tickets for any FRIDAY EVENING performance of Pippin or Man of La Mancha– for only FIFTEEN DOLLARS! Summer just got a whole lot better… and what better way to spend time with family and friends this summer than enjoying some great theatre in the White Mountains!

Join us for the remainder of our 29th Mainstage season from the award-winning Papermill Theatre Company: Pippin (July 16-Aug 29), Man of La Mancha (July 23-Aug 26), Dames at Sea (Sep 3-Oct 3) and Same Time, Next Year (Oct 8-17). Admission is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $16 for children and students. Jean’s Playhouse is located at 34 Papermill Drive in Lincoln, adjacent to ongoing construction of the Riverwalk at Loon Mountain site off I-93 Exit 32. Visit JeansPlayhouse.com or call 603-745-2141 for more information.

Want to take the family to Jean’s Playhouse?  Join us this summer for hilarious and engaging performances of such beloved stories asArabian Nights, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Pinocchio! IMPACT Children’s Theatre will be at Jean’s Playhouse every Wednesday and Saturday morning until Saturday, August 15. IMPACT Children’s Theatre plays at 10:00 am everyWednesday and Saturday morning on the big stage in Lincoln. Admission is $7.50 for kids and $5.00 for parents. Call 603-745-2141 or visit www.jeansplayhouse.com to purchase tickets!

Door-Slamming Hilarity at Jean’s Playhouse with Lend Me a Tenor

In September 1934 at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, arrives late to appear for his one-night-only performance as Otello.  When he becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, the staff scrambles to find a convincing enough replacement to fool the audience.  When the real Il Stupendo is ready and able to assume his role, events begin to unfold disastrously and hilariously.

Now announcing a special deal for New Hampshire residents only! Enjoy great Summer Theatre this July and August at Jean’s Playhouse and save big if you are a New Hampshire resident simply by showing your New Hampshire driver’s license; that’s right: just show your driver’s license and you can purchase tickets for any performance of Lend Me a Tenor, Pippin or Man of La Mancha– for only FIFTEEN DOLLARS! Summer just got a whole lot better… and what better way to spend time with family and friends this summer than enjoying some great theatre in the White Mountains!

The 29th Mainstage season from the award-winning Papermill Theatre Company is Lend Me a Tenor (July 2-11), Pippin (July 16-Aug 29),Man of La Mancha (July 23-Aug 26), Dames at Sea (Sep 3-Oct 3) and Same Time, Next Year (Oct 8-17). Jean’s Playhouse is located at 34 Papermill Drive in Lincoln, adjacent to ongoing construction of the Riverwalk at Loon Mountain site off I-93 Exit 32. Visit JeansPlayhouse.com or call 603-745-2141 for more information.

Want to take the family to Jean’s Playhouse?  Join us this summer for hilarious and engaging performances of such beloved stories asGoldilocks and the Three Bears, Arabian Nights, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Pinocchio! IMPACT Children’s Theatre debuts at Jean’s Playhouse on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 am and will continue every Wednesday andSaturday morning until Saturday, August 15. IMPACT Children’s Theatre plays at 10:00 am every Wednesday and Saturday morning on the big stage in Lincoln. Admission is $7.50 for kids and $5.00 for parents. Call 603-745-2141 or visit www.jeansplayhouse.com to purchase tickets!

 

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TASTE, TUNES, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL ON JULY 12TH

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LITTLETON–The 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, & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, July 12th from 4 pm -8 pm.

“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 Patrick Cahoon. “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 fantastic musical artists sure to entertain!”  Enjoy LIVE MUSIC from regional favorites, Not Your Mother, Jive Farmer, 3 Rivers, and The DoBros.! So many unique and specialty beers brewed right in the Northeast are featured for your to tasting and exploring pleasure, as well as mouthwatering food in a safe and fun environment.

This year’s event features craft beer from Schilling Beer Co.​ , Henniker Brewing Company​, Squam Brewing​, Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.​, Woodstock Inn Brewery​, Smuttynose Brewing Co.​, Kelsen Brewing Company​, 603 Brewery​, Farnum Hill Cider​, Samuel Adams​ and more.

Tickets for the Littleton Taste, Tunes, & Brew Fest are available for purchase online or at the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce. To Register, visit: http://bit.ly/mountainsmakebeerbetter

Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that strives to work with both members and the community on social and economic development.  For more information, please contact the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-444-6561 or at www.littletonareachamber.com.

IMPACT Children’s Theatre tour comes home to Lincoln !

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Lincoln, New Hampshire – June 17, 2015 – IMPACT Children’s Theatre tour comes home to Lincoln on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Audiences around the state have fallen in love with the IMPACT Children’s Theatre Company from Jean’s Playhouse!  IMPACT stands for Imagination and Music! Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre and is the White Mountain’s touring Children’s Theatre company.

IMPACT tours to multiple venues around New Hampshire for eight weeks every summer. At each venue, the company performs a new 40-minute musical every week. These shows, while based around well-known fairy tales, are original works written and choreographed by IMPACT’s talented and aspiring writers and composers. After each performance, the company greets their young audiences for another half-hour, autographing programs and speaking with those who have questions.

Audiences delight in the creative and entertaining music, characters, costumes and sets. As one mother from Concord told us,

“As a parent I can’t say enough wonderful things about the actors your organization chose.  The cast you put together was made up of intelligent and dazzling personalities whom all made this summer so much fun for my son. They have made such a positive impact on his life and created such warm memories. The scripts were a fun twist that kept him on his toes each week and made him read every possible version of the stories to prepare what your organization would have up your sleeve. This was also fun for the adults in the audience.”

Join us this summer for hilarious and engaging performances of such beloved stories as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Arabian Nights, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Pinocchio! IMPACT Children’s Theatre debuts at Jean’s Playhouse on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 am and will continue every Wednesday and Saturday morning until Saturday, August 15.IMPACT

Want to take the family to Jean’s Playhouse?  IMPACT Children’s Theatre plays at 10:00 am every Wednesday and Saturday morning on the big stage in Lincoln. Admission is $7.50 for kids and $5.00 for parents. Call 603-745-2141 or visit www.jeansplayhouse.com to purchase tickets!

LITTLETON COMMUNITY SKI HILL OPENS

Mt Eustis Ski HillSaturday February 7th at 9am has been set as the proposed opening day for Mt Eustis Community Ski and Ride Hill as it “brings back the good ole days” to area residents.  The culmination of more than 2 years’ worth of community planning, donations and volunteerism, the day’s festivities will begin with a 9am ribbon cutting ceremony and historic inaugural rope tow ride before opening to the public for the first time since the hill’s closure in the 1980’s. For updates as to a confirmed opening day, ticket prices and policies as well as the mandatory waiver and release forms, please go to www.mteustis.org or www.facebook.com/MtEustisskiclub

Warren Miller’s latest movie “No Turning Back” at the Littleton Opera House as a fundraiser for Mt. Eustis

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Saturday January 10th the doors open at 5:30 pm as Ski Mt Eustis presents Community Movie Night, screening Warren Miller’s latest movie “No Turning Back” at the Littleton Opera House as a fundraiser for Mt. Eustis—a community recreation area for riders and skiers set to open Winter 2015. Beverages and refreshments will be served. In addition to the Miller flick, audiences will get a “sneak peek” at a documentary being made about the storied history and current restoration of the beloved mountain. The evening features a raffle of one-of-a-kind ski gear, memorabilia and other items donated by local suppliers and businesses and a live auction of 2 framed, limited edition collector’s Ski Mt Eustis t-shirts—one signed by the majority of the current US Ski Team (including World Cup and Olympic superstar Julia Mancuso) and another by the entire US Paralympic Alpine Team (including Multiple World Cup, Paralympic and X Games Champ Chris Devlin Young and 2014 World Cup Overall winner and multiple X Games gold medalist, Franconia’s own Tyler Walker.) The evening is family friendly fun for all and is the major fundraiser for the low/no cost ski hill.  Tickets are $5 at the door or in advance at the Lincoln and Littleton Lahout’s stores as well as at the Littleton Bike Shop. For other information go to www.mteustis.org or call 444-3437.

SAVE THE DATE!! 2015 Calendar of Events Announced!

2015 Schedule of Chamber Events

93rd Annual Dinner: Friday, January 23rdMore than just a meal, it’s an evening to remember. Join more than 200 Chamber members at the Annual Dinner to connect and celebrate business. We promise to serve up great food, fascinating conversations and amazing entertainment. Will it be marching bands? Big name speakers? There is only one way to find out. Just when you think this event can’t get better… it always does.Visithttp://bit.ly/annualdinner2015 to learn more

Capital adVENTURE Small Business Plan Competition: Friday, May 1st

In i’s inaugural year, the Capital adVENTURE Challenge is designed to help Littleton’s entrepreneurship community grow and flourish, with a small business plan competition that encourages innovative ideas and strong entrepreneurial spirit within our region. Culminating in a live audience business pitch on May 1st, 2015 at the Littleton Opera House that will include members of the community, entrepreneurial advisors, and angel investors, the competition will help prepare participants for success and offer beneficial prize packages to boost their venture, or as we like to think of it, their adVENTURE! Visitbit.ly/adVENTUREstartshere to learn more

 

10th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament: Friday, June 19th

Held each June, the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Cup Golf Tournament offers an excellent opportunity to get to know both fellow Chamber members and prospective members while enjoying fresh air and friendly competition on the greens. Golfers will enjoy a fun-filled afternoon complete with golf, networking, special contests, and great food. Teams of four and individual golfers are welcome to participate! 1:00pm Shotfgun start!  Visit bit.ly/laccgolf15 to learn more

 

Taste, Tunes, & Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, July 11th

The 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, & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, July 12th from 4 pm -8 pm. Sip and savor local brews from right in the Northeast! So many unique and specialty brews are featured for your to tasting and exploring pleasure. While you’re at it, enjoy LIVE MUSIC from regional favorite Strawberry Farm Band (and friends!) and mouthwatering food in a safe and fun environment. Visit bit.ly/begladdrinkbeer15 to learn more 

 

46th Annual Littleton Art Festival: Saturday, September 26th

Join us in Littleton as regional art floods Main Street! The 2015 Art Festival will feature live music, family-friendly activities, the revealing of the 2014 poster contest winner and the return of the Littleton Lions Annual Antique Car Parade starting at 1:30pm from the Hitchner parking lot and ends at the Fire Station. The White Mountain Quilt show will also be held inside the Opera House from 10am-4pm. We hope you can join us for a great day to support the arts! Visit bit.ly/laccarts46 to learn more

 

Littleton Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 31st

Community members and visitors alike are encouraged to enjoy the Littleton Harvest Festival jamboree by attending plenty of fun events including the 4th Annual Gathering of the Jack O’ Lanterns on the Ammonoosuc River, a chance to savor family-friendly Trick or Treating on Main Street, a haunted walk along the Ammonoosuc River and much, much more!

Visit bit.ly/harvestfest15 to learn more 

 

23rd Annual Economic Development Celebration: Thursday, November 12th

The 23rd Annual Economic Development Celebration will take place Thursday, November 12th at the Littleton Opera House, 3:30-5:30pm.  The agenda will include a presentation of the exciting success made by the Littleton Industrial Development Corporation over the last four decades. Next, the much anticipated economic update of quick and often news-making announcements about what’s new and coming soon to Littleton.  And finally, the presentation of the prestigious LACC Business Leader of the Year award, our chance to spotlight one Littleton business person who has exhibited a high level of service and commitment to his/her business, customers, employees, and community. Visit to learn more Visit bit.ly/LittletonEconomics15 to learn more

 

Holiday Parade: Friday, November 27th Join us for a day of festive fun in Littleton with exceptional shopping and eateries and the 28th Annual Holiday Parade kicking off at noon, starting at Hitchiner’s and making its way down Main Street! A wonderful way to kick off your holiday season and get in your first holiday greetings to the big guy himself, Old Saint Nick! Visit bit.ly/falalalala2015 to learn more

Union Bank Offers Six Ways to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

In the wake of recent data breaches, shoppers should be on high alert while purchasing their presents this holiday season.

“While millions of credit and debit card transactions are conducted safely every day, it’s important that consumers are aware of the potential for holiday scams,” said David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank.

Union Bank offers the following tips to help consumers keep their information safe whether shopping in the store or online:

  • Monitor your account. Use online and mobile banking to keep an eye on your transactions, especially during the holidays. If you don’t use these electronic tools, at least diligently review your bank statement. Either way, notify the bank right away if there’s any fraudulent activity.
  • Beware of phishing scams. During the holidays, criminals will create a fake email for a deal that’s too good to be true. If you click on any links within the email, you may be downloading malware onto your computer or you may be asked for payment information that could lead to fraud.
  • Limit large sums of cash. Even though we’ve seen financial crime migrate from physical to cyber, customers should be careful not to carry around large sums of cash when shopping. Credit & Debit card issuers will generally make you whole if there’s fraud against your account. If cash is stolen, your money is gone.
  • Secure your internet connection. If shopping online, make sure you do so from a password protected Wi-Fi network. Never access online banking from a public Wi-Fi network.
  • Shop safely. Before making an online purchase, make sure the website uses secure technology. When you are at the checkout screen, verify that the web address begins with https. Also, check to see if a tiny locked padlock symbol appears on the page.
  • Read the site’s privacy policies. Though long and complex, privacy policies tell you how the site protects the personal information it collects. If you don’t see or understand a site’s privacy policy, consider doing business elsewhere.

 

Union Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Bankshares, Inc. (UNB, traded on the NASDAQ Exchange), has been helping people buy homes and local businesses create jobs in area communities since 1891. Headquartered in Morrisville, VT, Union Bank is a full service bank offering deposit, loan, trust and commercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and northwestern New Hampshire. Union Bank has earned an outstanding reputation for residential lending programs and is an SBA Preferred Lender.

Proud to be one of the few community banks serving Vermont and New Hampshire, Union Bank maintains a strong commitment to traditional banking values. In particular, Union Bank is dedicated to providing genuine customer service and community support, including donations to local nonprofit organizations. These values—combined with financial expertise, quality products and the latest technology—make Union Bank the premier choice for your banking services, both personal and commercial. Union Bank currently maintains 17 banking offices, 2 loan centers, and 32 ATMs. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.