Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, the campaign has raised nearly $2 million, or 94 percent of its … 0

Business: Municipal building projects see spring upswing

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring is the season for sunshine, flowers and, by the looks of things, commercial construction. Monadnock Community Hospital has begun a $1.5 million project, and … 0

Hancock: Shumway joins hospital board

Friday, April 17, 2015

Kary Shumway of Hancock has been named to the Board of Trustees of Cheshire Medical Center/Cheshire Health Foundation. Shumway is the chief financial officer for … 0

Peterborough: Public to vote on downtown rezoning

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A four-apartment complex on Grove Street will no longer comply with Peterborough’s zoning ordinance if its owner, Cara Hills, LLC, sells about half of the 44 and 46 Grove St. parcel to the town for a … 0

ConVal: MacDowell Glass Artist Presents Work to Chem and Art Students

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MacDowell Colony Fellow Alexander Rosenberg met with approximately 50 ConVal Regional High School students from Moira Milne’s honors chemistry class, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne’s ceramics class, and Ben Putnam’s art classes in the Lucy Hurlin Theater on March 11. Rosenberg, … 0

Manchester: Social media workshop set

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media will lead a workshop, “Social Media for Business,” at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester on Friday. The day-long workshop will explore using social media as a tool for businesses or organizations. Halvorson will walk participants through creating and … 0

Rindge/Keene: Financial advisor Houle moves offices

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Josh Houle opened his new office at 108 Main St. in downtown Keene this month. Houle’s office was previously located in Rindge, where he worked with hundreds of area residents. He will continue to … 0

KEENE: Arts networking workshop

Friday, March 6, 2015

The New England Foundation for the Arts in Boston will showcase dozens of creative economy projects from throughout New England as part of its fourth Creative Communities Exchange in Keene, on June 2 and 3. This major regional event is being produced with local host Arts Alive. Registration … 0

Keene: Interim program director

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Marjorie Droppa, PhD, joins Monadnock United Way as interim program director for New Early Childhood Development Initiative. Droppa was hired for a new Collective Impact initiative focusing on early childhood development in the Monadnock region. Recently, Impact Monadnock, … 0

Peterborough: Dara’s Pet grooming academy starts up

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dara’s Paw Spaw in Peterborough is now a holistic pet grooming academy. The Whole Pet Grooming Academy is recognized by the state of New Hampshire as a secondary career school. Dara Forleo and Katie Heikkila collectively have more … 0

Keene: Buy Local’s new Board

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Four people have joined the Board of Directors for Monadnock Buy Local, an alliance of 151 locally owned and independent businesses in Southwestern New Hampshire working to strengthen the local economy. Christopher Brehme is an associate professor of Geography at Keene State College, where he directs the Keene … 0

Peterborough: Town is open for business

Monday, March 16, 2015

As larger companies have left Peterborough over the last two decades, many of their former offices have remained empty. And yet, Charles “Chub” Whitten of Peterborough’s Economic Development Authority and Michael Bergeron of the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development don’t consider this a bad thing. Actually, … 0

Peterborough: Helping veterans get a start

Monday, March 9, 2015

Gary Carpenter of Peterborough was walking through the Veteran Affair’s regional office in Bedford, Massachusetts, a decade ago when he came across a poster for the Veteran Business Owner’s Initiative. Carpenter, who had just earned a master’s degree, … 0