EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 21, 2010

Biz Briefcase


LAWRENCE — In his appreciation of being first generation of an immigrant family and realizing his American dream, Dominic P. DiMaggio always gave back to his community. He built his business more than 50 years ago in Lawrence and remained active in the community. In his tradition and in his memory, Delaware Valley Corporation (DVC) will help Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) by delivering donated holiday gifts from companies throughout the Merrimack Valley to the hundreds of children and families whom MSPCC serves in the Lawrence/Lowell area. For more information, contact D. Paul DiMaggio at 978-688-6995, ext, 106, or at pdimaggio@dvc500.com.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE — Take My Mac, takemymac.com, announces its new, hassle free, and environmentally conscious online service dedicated to anyone seeking to trade in new, used, and broken Apple devices. By focusing directly on the Apple niche, Take My Mac provides a way to sell Apple products. The company eliminates the expensive and exhausting selling process for all consumers who would endure the selling process themselves. By providing this reliable, free service throughout the United States, Take My Mac ensures that the selling/recycling process is fast, secure, and simple. When consumers fill out a detailed form describing their device on the service's website, Take My Mac will reply back with an above market value quote that exceeds offers from many competitors. If the consumer accepts Take My Mac's quote, free shipping is provided for the device being traded in. After Take My Mac receives the device, an inspection process is performed to confirm the initial value, following an issuing payment either by Paypal or check to the device's old owner. After payment is sent, the customer has successfully sold their Apple device. To sell or recycle an Apple device or for more information, visit takemymac.com.

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SALEM, N.H. — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in partnership with North Broadway Crossings, invites area families for an old-fashioned visit with Santa Claus. The event will take place Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at North Broadway Crossing, 236 North Broadway, Salem, N.H. Santa will arrive by antique fire truck, provided by The Salem Community Patriot, at 1:15 p.m. and greet his visitors with hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, candy canes and popcorn. There is no charge for attending, but donations for the following will be accepted throughout the afternoon: nonperishable food items for local pantries, Toys For Tots, a Coat Drive sponsored by Prudential Verani and items for the U.S. Troops overseas will be collected by Postal Center USA. In addition, each child will receive a free photo with Santa as well as a free toy. There will also be games, crafts, music and face painting, special promotions and discounts throughout the plaza. For more information, call 603-893-3177 or visit gschamber.com.

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NORTH READING — North Reading Chiropractic is holding its annual Toy Drive to support the Lazarus House in Lawrence. Donations of new, unopened, unwrapped toys will be accepted through Dec. 20. Toy donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 352 Park St., Suite 103, in North Reading. For more information, call 978-664-0610.

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ATKINSON, N.H. — Palmer Gas/Ermer Oil Company announces that the Propane Gas Association of New England has named Arthur DeTora Sales Representative of the Year for New Hampshire. Awarded for his effort, enthusiasm and results, DeTora has been with Palmer Gas/Ermer Oil for over three years. He is responsible for managing the showroom, serving as the primary sales contact, building displays, purchasing and stocking products, working with distributors and manufacturers, training employees about showroom products, and schedules all outside sales appointments and installations. In addition, DeTora volunteers his time on employee committees and represents the Palmer Gas/Ermer Oil family at local events.

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SALEM — Ray Milliard, administrator of Salemhaven Nursing Home, Paula Faist, administrator of Silverthorne Adult Day Center, Scott Cote, president and CEO of Pentucket Bank, Leanne Eastmand, community relations marketing officer, and John DeBaun, vice president of commercial loans, gather around the new mini bus and the $30,000 check that Pentucket Bank has so generously donated to Salemhaven and Silverthorne in Salem. The incredible support and donation made by Pentucket Bank greatly helps with the overall cost of the vehicle. The mini bus is used by both Salemhaven and Silverthorne to take residents and participants out and about to community events, shops and restaurants. Due to Pentucket Bank's generosity, all residents, participants and staff are ever so grateful.

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LOWELL — Naomi Prendergast will join the Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union Board of Directors in November 2010. Prendergast is the president and chief executive officer of D'Youville Senior Care, Inc. in Lowell. Prendergast currently serves on the MassAging Board of Directors, the Massachusetts Senior Care Association Board of Directors and is a rotarian with the Rotary Club of Lowell. She and her husband live in North Andover and have two grown sons.

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ATKINSON, N.H. — Earlier this year, Michael Epstein was awarded a bonus and plaque from Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colo. This was for his discovery that one of the primary thrusters on the Spitzer Space Telescope was not working properly. The thruster was switched by remote control from Littleton, Colo. via a dedicated link with NASA JPL Goldstone Deep Space Communications to its backup thruster. This allowed the Spitzer Space Craft greater control, which contributed to the discovery of the extra ring around Saturn. Epstein currently works for Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Newtown, Pa., on commercial and government satellite design. Epstein is a 2004 graduate of Timberlaine High School and a 2009 graduate of Cornell University with a masters in aerospace engineering, having done his fellowship at NASA JPL. He is the son of Howard and Priscilla Epstein of Gilford, N.H., formerly of Atkinson, N.H.

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SALEM, N.H. — Arthur Notini, a professional tobacconist with Stateline Paysaver in Salem, N.H., has qualified for membership in the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR). IPCPR is a nonprofit industry organization that represents retailers, manufacturers and distributors of hand-made cigars, pipes and accessories. As a member of IPCPR, Notini has access to IPCPR resources for market research, trade shows, products, services, publications, and participation in community and legislative action programs.

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NORTH ANDOVER — Burns & Levinson LLP announces that Shepard Davidson, a resident of North Andover, was selected by an independent blue ribbon committee of peers as a New England Super Lawyer. Davidson, as well as several other Burns & Levinson attorneys, are featured in the November issue of Boston Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly and in the 2010 issue of the magazine, New England Super Lawyers, a publication of Law and Politics. He is a partner in the firm and co-chair of its Business Litigation Department.

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SALEM, N.H. — Santo Insurance left Nationwide in February 2010 and opened up a new independent insurance agency to bring their clients more choices for all their insurance needs. Santo Insurance Agency offers competitive premiums, saving clients a lot of money on their insurance costs. In addition to the savings, clients will be excited to know that they have the same locations in Salem, Derry and Manchester and the same expanded office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santo Insurance Agency, in business since 1993, has specialty divisions for business insurance, life and financial services, health and employee benefits and personal lines coverage. The Santo Insurance Agency provides insurance protection for auto, home, commercial, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, life and disability. Additionally we have an entire divisions dedicated to financial services and health and employee benefits. For a free quote, call 603-475-4295 or visit santoinsurance.com for more information.

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NORTH ANDOVER — Nexamp has been named a Silver winner in MassEcon's (The Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development) Seventh Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. These awards celebrate companies from across the state that have made contributions to the Massachusetts economy. Nexamp, a clean energy solutions provider, works with businesses across the Commonwealth to help them reduce energy costs through clean energy master planning, and ongoing energy management.

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HAVERHILL — Three new advisors, Cristina Nuncio of Salem, Elsa Jimé©nez of Hyde Park, and Allison Kaplan of Hopkinton, have joined Northern Essex Community College's Academic Advising, Transfer, and Articulation Division.

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HAVERHILL — Richard Goulet of Newburyport and Matilda "Tillie" DelVecchio of Saugus recently joined the administration and finance division of Northern Essex Community College. Goulet is director of facilities and grounds and Delvecchio is interim accounting manager.

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WINDHAM, N.H. — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Dubay Group, Inc., located at 5 Ledge Road, Windham, N.H. Pictured from left to right are Wayne Antosh, Susan Foucher, Michael Malynowski, Karl and Maryann Dubay, and Donna Morris, executive director of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce.

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ANDOVER — The Andover Bookstore, located at 89R Main St., unveils its newly created apparel center, Clothing Annex, featuring logo apparel and giftware. The core market for many of the items will be Andover residents and the Phillips Academy community. While its main focus will always be books, the Andover Bookstore has now given a designated home to its clothing line creating a store within a store; the Clothing Annex at the Andover Bookstore. A pre-holiday "Clothing Night" is planned for Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. to introduce the public to the new retail space. Refreshments will be served and the store will be offering patrons a 20 percent discount on all clothing and giftware. For more information, contact Roseanna Ansaldi at 978-475-0143.

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NORTH ANDOVER — David Trombino of North Andover has been named to the Board of Directors of the New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA). Trombino is the president and CEO of TecDoc Digital Solutions in Hudson. In addition to serving on the NEFMA Board, Trombino has served on the Advisory Board for the Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence. The New England Financial Marketing Association provides educational and networking opportunities for professionals in the financial services industry throughout the region.

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AMESBURY — Dan Duval has been named to the Board of Directors of the New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA). Duval is the CEO of McDougall & Duval Advertising in Amesbury. In addition to serving on the NEFMA Board, Duval has served as a board member and on the Executive Committee at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He resides in Stratham, N.H. The New England Financial Marketing Association provides educational and networking opportunities for professionals in the financial services industry throughout the region.

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ANDOVER — Nickelodeon's latest campaign, the Big Help, was launched earlier this year to address key issues for children including the environment, health and wellness, community service and overall education. Nickelodeon is donating one million dollars in grants to congratulate schools and community organizations. The recipients of these grants are organizations that dedicate their time to reaching out to children in creative and successful ways. Wood Hill Middle School in Andover received a grant for their action to improve their school by building a stronger community.

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BOXFORD — Vice Chairman Mark Reilly of Boxford, senior vice president, government and regulatory relations, North Central Division, Comcast, based in Manchester, N.H., has been named a new officer of the New England Cable & Telecommunications Association (NECTA) for 2011.

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ANDOVER — The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts recently honored Clear Channel Outdoor Boston Division President Stephen Ross as the "Leading Man in a Supporting Role" at the 19th annual Leading Women Awards Breakfast, which took place at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. In 2008, the Girl Scouts began a tradition of honoring one man at its Leading Women Awards breakfast. Ross, a resident of Andover, was honored for his support of the Girl Scouts and its mission, and for his professional achievement and influence in the community.

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SALEM/WINDHAM, N.H. — The Chatham Grill, located at 57 Rockingham Road, Route 28, on the Salem/Windham line, recently celebrated its grand opening. The Chatham Grill is owned and operated by Michael and Thelma Keefe. The couple's sons, Stephen and Daniel, manage the operation, while their daughters, Kim Saturley and Kellie Serrecchia, handle the marketing. The Chatham Grill is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Guests can dine in or pick up, and food can be delivered within a 5-mile radius. The Chatham Grill is also available to cater functions. For more information, call 603-890-5777.

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LOWELL — Jennifer Harmoning has joined RFWalsh Collaborative Partners, where she will serve as an assistant project manager. In this capacity, Harmoning will primarily be responsible for project financials and accounting. Harmoning graduated from Bryant College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and resides in Lowell.

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LAWRENCE — Burns & Levinson LLP announces that Robin Lynch Nardone of Lawrence was selected by an independent blue ribbon committee of her peers as a New England Rising Star. New England Rising Stars are featured in the November issue of Boston Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly and in the 2010 issue of the magazine, New England Super Lawyers, a publication of Law and Politics. Lynch Nardone is a partner in the firm and a member of the Divorce & Family and Private Client Groups.

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LOWELL — As of Dec. 1, 2010, Anstiss & Co. will be relocating their main offices to accommodate their growth in staff and clients. The new address is Princeton Corporate Centre, 1115 Westford St., Lowell. Anstiss & Co. is proud to have found a new and suitable location to within the boundaries of Lowell, where the firm has been based since being founded in 1964. The firm has strong roots and ties within the city of Lowell, and it was a top priority of the firm partners that the company remained in the community it has called home for over 45 years.

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LOWELL — Toby Gruntkosky, CPA, MSA, has been added to the Anstiss & Co. audit staff. Gruntkosky comes to the firm with four years of experience with international audit firms, including Ernst & Young. He is currently working toward his master degree in taxation.

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LOWELL — Diane West comes to Anstiss & Co. with 20 years of experience working for international firms. She worked for KPMG for three years and at McGladrey & Pullen for 17 years, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding taxation issues.

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DERRY, N.H. — Brookstone Grille will serve a Thanksgiving Three-Course Feast to guests Thursday, Nov. 25. Reservations are now being taken. Chef Kevin Riley's three-course feast includes a choice of appetizer, entré©e and dessert. A children's menu is also available. The cost is $28 for adults, $14 for children 12 and under. Brookstone Grille is located at 14 Route 111 on the Derry/North Salem line. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 603-328-9250. For more information, visit brookstonegrille.com.

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Throughout the month of November, Cumberland Farms is helping Massachusetts 4-H to collect food for the hungry as part of a statewide food drive. Cumberland Farms encourages the public to help in any way they can, and to contribute nonperishable food at any Cumberland Farms store in the Bay State. The 4-H volunteers hope to collect 12,000 pounds of food for food pantries in their local communities across Massachusetts. Throughout November, 4-H members will retrieve donations from each Cumberland Farms store, and deliver it to local food banks. This is the third consecutive year the convenience store has supported the 4-H Massachusetts Food Drive as part of the company's Corporate Giving Program.

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ANDOVER — Andover resident and employment law and litigation specialist, Lawrence Casey, was selected to be listed in 2010 New England Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters. 2010 Super Lawyers lists are also published in a special section of the November 2010 issue of Boston Magazine. Casey is a partner in the law firm of Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, a firm specializing in executive and professional advocacy law and litigation.

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GROVELAND — Elaine M. Dalton of the Law Office of Elaine M. Dalton in Groveland, has joined the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA). Membership in the Academy is open to licensed attorneys who are practicing in the area of Elder Law or who are interested in legal issues pertaining to the elderly.

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NORTH ANDOVER — KDSA Consulting, LLC has been named as one of 23 recipients of The 2010 Tech Citizenship Awards. The award, created by Mass High Tech, recognizes technology companies for their charitable work through contributions to nonprofit community organizations. The 23 organizations were selected based on the share of revenue that goes to monetary contributions to charity, contributions in goods and employee volunteer hours. The 23 companies will be honored at an awards breakfast Dec. 3, 7:30 to 10 a.m. at The Seaport Hotel in Boston. KDSA made financial contributions to a number of not-for-profit organizations. The contributions to these and many other smaller organizations help support their fundraising efforts so they can continue to provide the services that further their missions to meet the various needs of children and families at risk.

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DERRY, N.H. — Community Caregivers of Greater Derry and Rig A' Tony's have joined together to help the elderly and disabled in the community. Caregivers helps the elderly and disabled remain independent in their own homes by providing volunteers to drive them to medical appointments, go food shopping, do light chores, provide respite and much more. For every homemade pie or specialty bread purchased, Caregivers will receive a portion of the proceeds. Apple, pecan, or blueberry pies are $14.99 each. Pumpkin and custard pies are $9.99. Specialty breads are $4.99 each for pumpkin, banana, sweet potato, or date nut and apple cinnamon. To help, call Caregivers at 603-432-0877 to place an order for holiday pies and breads. Pick up will be Nov. 24, at Rig A' Tony's, 38 West Broadway, Derry.

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LOWELL — Jodi Colena, an employee of Fred C. Church Insurance, has earned the official designation of certified insurance counselor. Colena joined the agency in 2006 and is a commercial team leader in the agency's Lowell headquarters. She is a licensed insurance producer and holds the CIC, CISR, CSRM and AIS designations.

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SALEM, N.H. — Matthew Bryant has been named commercial lending officer of Enterprise Bank's Hudson office. A graduate of Bentley College, Bryant completed Enterprise Bank's leadership development program before assuming commercial banking responsibilities in the bank's Salem, N.H. office. He is a resident of Salem, N.H.

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NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Merchants Association is sponsoring a food drive for three local food banks. Everyone is encouraged to visit one of the drop-off locations around North Andover. Donations of nonperishable foods will be collected through Nov. 27. Volunteers will pick up all of the food after the North Andover Santa Parade. For a list of participating business locations, visit northandovermerchants.org.

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DERRY, N.H. SEmD Daniel Tinkham has been hired by the Boston General Office of New York Life Insurance Company as an agent for the company. Tinkham graduated magna cum laude with a degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University, in which he was part of their Three-Year Honors Program. He is the son of Daniel and Nicole Tinkham of Derry, N.H.

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HAVERHILL — Thomas Thornton of Thornton Investment Services, Inc. of Haverhill, announces the return of Linda Seaman as office administrator. Seaman has many years of experience both with Edward JONES Investments and State Street Trust Co. Present and former clients are welcome to stop by her office at 191 Merrimack St., in Haverhill or call her at 978-372-4322. Thornton Investment Services, Inc. is a full service financial and investment firm serving the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire markets.

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LOWELL — Richard Bolton Jr., president, CEO and chairman of Lowell Cooperative Bank, is pleased to announce the completion of the "Lowell Cooperative Bank Pavilion," a newly constructed, 4,800-square-foot, multi-level Pavilion Club located on the second-floor concourse of the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. The Lowell Cooperative Bank Pavilion holds 350 Pavilion Club members in luxurious comfort. Amenities provided to all Pavilion Club members include a full-service bar with 18 stools and three plasma televisions, wait staff service for all events, and complimentary appetizers for eight hockey games and carving station for all events serving a full menu.

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LAWRENCE — Central Catholic High School announces the appointment of two new officials. Jaffrie Perrotti has been named assistant principal-dean of students. Perrotti will be responsible for student life and school environment concerns. Thomas Sipsey has been appointed assistant director of admissions. Sipsey will be responsible for marketing activities, assisting prospective students and the student ambassador program at the school.

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DERRY, N.H. — Brookstone Event Center has been selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine's BRIDE to receive a "Best of Bride 2010" award. "We are honored to accept this year's Best of Bride Editor's Pick Award," explains Alex van den Broek, general manager of Brookstone Event Center. "Each wedding we host is a priceless memory for everyone here at Brookstone and we would like to thank all our brides, grooms and their family and friends for making our facility the venue for their special day." Brookstone Event Center is located at 14 Route 111 on the Derry/North Salem line. For more information, call 603-328-9255 or visit brookstone-park.com or bridenh.com.

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LAWRENCE — Randall Davis, DMD, a general dentist in Lawrence and a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), has been accepted into the Society's Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is designed to provide dentists with tools and training to become effective civic leaders in their communities; non-profit organizations; or professional associations on a local, state, or national level. Dr. Davis practices at 100 Amesbury St., in Lawrence and resides in Newburyport.

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METHUEN — Peter Gangi was presented with the 2010 Hygienist of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists' Association President Jane Crocker at their annual state meeting in Natick. Gangi has been a practicing dental hygienist at P.M. Gangi D.M.D Inc. on 13 Branch St., in Methuen for the past 22 years. He is also an adjunct clinical faculty instructor at Middlesex Community College.

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CHESTER, N.H. — Tamara Johnson has been appointed special assistant to the President for Development at Chester College of New England. Johnson will coordinate the college's fundraising program, campus-wide development goals, grant writing, and community relationship initiatives.

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HAVERHILL — Laurie Gordy was appointed assistant dean of liberal arts and sciences at Northern Essex Community College. Most recently, Gordy worked at Daniel Webster College for eight years where she served as the director of general education and as division chair of the social services and humanities division. Gordy has taught at the college level for 20 years. She is the daughter of Howard and Beverly Gordy of Salisbury, Md.

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ANDOVER — Anthony Augeri of Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA in Andover has been appointed chair of the NH Bar News Advisory Board of the New Hampshire Bar Association. The Bar News, published monthly, is the official newspaper of the New Hampshire Bar Association. The appointment is for a one-year term. Attorney Augeri practices in Andover and resides in Atkinson, N.H.

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HAVERHILL — New Found Freedom, a professional organizing firm offering organizing services to homeowners and small business owners, has been launched in Haverhill. As president of New Found Freedom, Denise Rougeau helps individuals better organize their homes, set up home offices, and create customized, goal-driven plans to boost productivity and efficiency. New Found Freedom's services include file system development, paper management, space organization (i.e., closets and basements), time management, and goal setting. For more information, call 978-241-9485 or e-mail newfoundfreedom5@hotmail.com.

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METHUEN — Jessica Abbott of Methuen, manager, service delivery in the University of Hartford's Department of Facilities, was honored with an Outstanding Staff Member Award at the university's annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff event. Beyond the responsibilities of her job, Abbott serves on many teams and committees, including the Facilities Safety Committee, Facilities Activities Committee, and Staff Association. She is also a staff co-advisor for WARS (Women Against Rape and Sexual Assault).

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HAVERHILL — Debbie Groder has recently opened We Sew Too, a sewing school, at 483 Groveland St. We Sew Too will celebrate its Grand Opening Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an open house for the general public. Come and see how everyone, even as young as 6, can learn to sew using sewing machines, a serger and even an embroidery capable sewing machine. Refreshments will be provided. Classes are held in the afternoons and early evenings, and are limited to no more than four students per session. We Sew Too offers lessons to children 6 and up, teens, and adults. More information is available at wesewtoo.com. "I am excited about opening this sewing school," said Groder, "I love to sew and truly enjoy sharing this awesome lifetime skill with all who wish to learn."

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NORTH ANDOVER — Prescott House and many local businesses worked together to raise $1,200 for the Alzheimer's Association. The money was raised throughout the month of September from raffle tickets that were sold at Prescott House. Several businesses donated services and gift certificates to make up 11 baskets in addition to a painting. All of the items were raffled off in Prescott House's Lobby on Oct. 1. Businesses and individuals that contributed to the raffle include: Yankee Candle, Ye Ole Pepper Candy Company, Naddif Family, The Lobster Tail Restaurant, The New Beijing Restaurant, Fantastic Sam's Hair Salon, Bella Vita Salon and Day Spa, Rosetta's Hair Salon, J & M Pizza, Kimberly Adami, Stachi's Restaurant, Mad Maggie's Ice Cream, Ann Schaefer, Nicole Dufresne, Patty Declue, Main Street Liquors, Team Prescott, Fuddrucker's Restaurant, Cedar Crest Restaurant, Sense of Wonder Store and Artist Genevieve Marks. Prescott House, a nursing facility, is located at 140 Prescott St. For more information, call 978-685-8086.

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NORTH ANDOVER — The Beverly nonprofit organization, Northeast Senior Health, has been awarded a $50,000 challenge grant from an anonymous Boston-based foundation. The challenge grant was awarded for Northeast Senior Health's Spectrum North Andover Campaign, a capital campaign launched this summer to raise $319,000 in private contributions to support the renovation, build-out, furniture, and equipment for the new Spectrum facility in North Andover. Northeast Senior Health is developing a Spectrum Adult Day Health Program in North Andover, a day program specializing in the care of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other memory disorders. The new program will serve people from Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Middleton, North Andover, North Reading and Topsfield. Northeast Senior Health will be breaking ground on Spectrum North Andover on Nov. 30. The anonymous foundation has given Northeast Senior Health until Dec. 15, 2010, to raise funds to meet their challenge grant. To make a contribution toward this campaign, call Darcey Adams at 978-921-1697, ext. 226.

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EPPING, N.H. — In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 25, Sen. Margaret "Maggie" Wood Hassan and Florence Ruffner participated in the festivities at SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, N.H. SIG SAUER Academy, along with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Hunters Safety Instructors, the Boy Scouts, and Big Al's Archery, hosted training demonstrations, fishing in the on-site pond, free zeroing for hunting rifles, and many product exhibits.

New Hampshire Senator, Margaret Wood Hassan, is pictured with Florence Ruffner, owner of Ruffner Real Estate, and Linda Harris of the SIG SAUER Academy.

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ANDOVER — Massachusetts School of Law has been named "the only affordable law school in Boston" by PreLaw Magazine. With a tuition of less than $15,000, MSL presents a far more economical option than its Boston-based counterparts. "We're excited to have been recognized not only for the affordability of our education but the quality as well," said Paula Colby-Clements, MSL director of Admissions. "There are a tremendous number of people who would make outstanding lawyers who simply don't have the financial resources to achieve their goal. For those people, Massachusetts School of Law can be an ideal fit."

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HAVERHILL — Wednesday, Sept. 15, was the United Way's Community Care Day in Haverhill. Every year employees of Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union volunteer their time to take part in the event. For the second year, Ray Matthes, a professional landscaper, donated his company, Matthes Landscaping, employees and himself for the entire day. The City of Haverhill's Council on Aging helped Merrimack Valley find their four prospect houses for Community Care Day. Volunteers and the landscape crew gave some much needed attention to each house's yards. Sean Lane, owner of Arthur Sharp Farm Supply Co., donated potted mums to each house. Pictured from left to right are Rhonda Eason, Ray Matthes, owner of Matthes Landscaping and his employee Alvaro Perez, Wendi Moreau, Bonnie Tardugno, Rebeca Ureé±a and Martin Couture from the Credit Union. Photo taken by Charlie Matthes.

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SALEM, N.H. — Henry Glickel, president of Sales Recruiters, Inc., will be honored for his support of The Richard Stockton College's Black Faculty and Staff at the 29th annual Awards Dinner and Dance Nov. 10, at the Carriage House in Galloway, N.J. Sales Recruiters, Inc., located in Salem, N.H., has supported the college's Council of Black Faculty and Staff for more than 15 years.

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NASHUA, N.H. — MESH Interactive Agency, a full-service design and marketing firm, announces that it has been engaged by Melanson Heath and Company to develop a new website and supporting online marketing strategy for the regional CPA firm. With offices in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Melanson Heath is a provider of accounting, tax and management services to commercial, municipal, nonprofit and individual clients.

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NORTH ANDOVER — Jay Caporale, president and COO of a national fundraising and public relations firm, is joining the staff of Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) as executive vice president and director of philanthropy. Caporale's expertise includes capital campaigns, strategic planning, and development office operations with an emphasis on board development and major gifts. He lives in North Andover with his wife, Martha, and their three sons.

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CEO of Burtons Grill, Kevin Harron, and Denise Baron, vice president of Food and Beverage, present a check for $10,000 to Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox for his charity, "Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids," dedicated to rallying local and corporate support for charities and organizations focused on the health and well-being of children. Burtons Grill and Youkilis teamed up last season to run a campaign called "The Youk Burger" in which Youkilis created a burger for the regional chain with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the charity.

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BOSTON — Boston University has signed an agreement with Sovereign Bank, a part of Banco Santander, that will provide academic scholarships in the university's School of Public Health and establish a new undergraduate Spanish language and cultural community program called "The Hispanic Voices Program." The agreement includes scholarships to ten low to moderate income undergraduate students in support of their studies, scholarships to ten Latin American students to pursue their field of interest, and a fund to help support up to twenty-five students to participate in BU's Kenya Field Practice Program.

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