Pelham - Windham News 2 - February 11, 2011
Windham 2011 Business Expo Building Relationships, Building Community
For the 200 people who attended the 2011 Business Expo, they learned what the 80 local businesses and non-profits at the Expo had to offer, sampled delicious treats from area restaurants, were entered into numer- ous raffles, and walked away with a tote bag filled will free giveaways and information. The event was co-sponsored by the Windham Parent
Teacher Association (PTA) and the Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC).
Marion Dinsmore and Dawn Markham speak with a vistor to the Searle School and Chapel booth
Laurie and Steve Johnson from the Shepherd’s Pantry with their display
Laura Scott, Windham Community Development
Director, visits with Dawna Parent and Gia Belanger from the Windham Musical Arts Association
Te InDelicato family – Donna, Victoria, and Vallen – manned the booth for the Styles and S.M.I.L.E.S. Fashion Show, which supports Breast Cancer this coming April
Senior Center Expansion Nears Completion We are excited that Enterprise Bank has opened a Branch in Hudson...
by Gloria Sullivan If you are a local senior citizen and you have been wishing that the Pelham Senior Center hosted activities such as yoga, line dancing, and exercise, then your wish is about to become a reality. There is a bright and sunny new space in town, bringing excitement and hope to one of Pelham’s historic buildings.
After nearly a year of planning and building, the over 3,200 square feet of new space at the Center is ready to be enjoyed by our Senior residents. “A certificate of occupancy has been issued, so they’re good to go,” said Town Employee Roland Soucy.
When referring to the daily visitors of the
Center, Sue Hovling, the Director of the Senior Center, said, “They’re all excited. We were closed
gone quite smoothly. “It was a little shaky at first getting off the ground, but once it got going, I think it went very smoothly,” Hovling remarked. Hovling hopes that the improvements will bring more people into the center and offer many more activities. They had previously offered very few
View of the addition from the parking lot
We began working with Enterprise Bank in 1989 when we owned a chain of variety stores in Lowell. After selling that business in 1997, we opened Red Brick Clothing Company in Pelham, NH and continued to work with Enterprise Bank because of the great service, responsiveness and expertise of their team. In 2004, the business had grown and we needed to move into a larger facility in a new town which was a little further from the Enterprise branch we had worked with for so many years. However, working with a bank that is committed to remaining a community bank is very important to us.
We are so happy that Enterprise Bank is opening a new branch in Hudson. It is much closer to our company. Meeting Alvin Oasan, the new branch manager, is like meeting a good friend you haven’t seen for many years and feeling like nothing has changed. Enterprise Bankers are personally committed to the community and their customers.
In fact, we have already begun working together in community-related initiatives.”
Left to right – Alvin Oasan, Branch Relationship Manager, VP; Marie F. Mayotte & Jerry Mayotte, Owners, Red Brick Clothing Co., and Matthew Bryant, Commercial Lending Officer
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Gleaming floors and many windows in the new addition
for a week, so they are glad to be back and they are all looking it over.”
“My daughter and I kind of headed up the
project,” stated Soucy. Mr. Soucy, Pelham’s part- time building inspector, managed the project with his daughter, Anne Marie Vawter. Both are Pelham residents and Vawter has a degree in architecture. They provided their services pro-bono and, judging by Hovling’s warm smile, she is deeply grateful. Just over a year ago, Hovling was hopeful that people would step up to lend their expertise. Not only did that happen, but the whole process seems to have
activities due to space constrictions. “We hope to bring in a younger crowd because we pretty much have the older crowd taken care of,” Hovling said. When asked to define ‘younger crowd,’ Hovling replied, “Anyone younger than 80.” The Center has over 40 members over the age of 80. On an average week, the Center currently hosts 40 people for lunch, but on days where they may also be hosting a foot clinic or a Foxwoods trip, that number can go up to 120. Hovling is busy ordering folding tables and chairs for the expansive new room. She is retiring in April, but seems optimistic about the Center’s future. She vows to return as a guest, even though she resides in another town. “It’s only six miles from my house. I will have to come by and
check things out,” she said. The Center is hosting a pancake breakfast
for Town employees on February 14. There will be an Open House sometime in March for the public to check out the new space.
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