8 - December 2, 2011 | Salem Community Patriot T-Bones gears up for ‘Tips for Tots’
by Doug Robinson Cocktail servers, bartenders, and hostesses have begun to put their plans together for their Annual “Tips for Top” night. On December 5, between 4 p.m. to close, every tip offered to T- Bones employee in Hudson and Salem, as well ash their entire chain, will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Tot’s for Toys program. Tips for Tots began 16 years ago as T-Bones way to say
Cocktail servers, bartenders, cocktail and hostesses have begun to put their plans together for their Annual “Tips for Tots” night. Alisha and Cherie (seated). Kevin, Missy, Jeff, Robyn, Jamie, Alex, Ladonna, and Janelle (standing).
“Thank you” to the communities in which the serve. Each year, thousands of dollars are raised for the Salvation Army. “Last year we raised over $13,000,” said T-Bones Tips for Tots coordinator, Missy Perkins. “Giving back to our community is something T-Bones has a long history of. Aside from the hundreds of various charities we
support annually with gift certificates and food donations, since 2004 we have raised more than $200,000 through donation promotions like Let’s Trade a Meal, Sweetheart of a Deal, and our annual fundraising drive Thanks for Giving. We are proud to say each recipient is a well-deserving NH-based organization serving our own communities,” states T-Bones. In addition to their tips being offered to the Toys for Tots
program, longtime T-Bones customer Rob Moorehead has offered a 46-inch LCD television for raffle. “We have customers who save for this event,” commented Perkins. After the promotion, the servers gather as a group to personally select toys for the children. “We first go to the Mall and then we end up at Walmart. For years, they have supported our efforts and we are very thankful,” continued Perkins.
Salem Legislator to Sponsor ‘Pro Economic’ Initiatives
submitted by House Republican Office House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (Salem)
today released legislation that he intends to sponsor during the upcoming 2012 legislative session and the initiatives reflect reform to a wide range of issues currently facing the State of New Hampshire. The four-term member of the New Hampshire House, who has sponsored more than 50 pieces of legislation that have been signed into law, will keep the focus of the Republican Caucus this session on job creation and the economy. “The pro-growth, pro-economic initiatives that I
have chosen to sponsor are indicative of the focus of the Caucus as a whole. Ensuring job growth and overall improvement in the state’s economy remains our absolute first priority. Additionally, making state government more efficient, accountable, and ethical are also among our top priorities in 2012,” said Rep. Bettencourt.
The Salem legislator also intends to pursue important and innovative infrastructure and education initiatives to ensure that a high quality of life is maintained in New Hampshire. Job Creation and Tax Reform: • Relative to the credit for the business enterprise tax against the business profits tax.
• Relative to protected shoreland permitting fees. • Increasing the threshold amounts for taxation under the business enterprise tax.
• Relative to underpayment of estimated taxes and equalization of valuations administered by the department of revenue administration.
• establishing a committee to study administration of the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.
• reestablishing the exemption from property taxation for telecommunications poles and conduits and establishing a committee to
study how utilities are taxed by the state and municipalities.
Government Reform: • Making changes to the administration of the university system of New Hampshire
• Relative to preparation of fiscal notes. • Relative to protection of private property from the use of eminent domain
• Prohibiting the enforcement of out-of-state laws, rules, codes and fess not approved by the New Hampshire legislature.
• Relative to the default budget in certain towns. Health: • Relative to the interstate Health Care Compact • Relative to destination cancer hospitals. • Relative to confidential prescription data Infrastructure: • Reinstating the Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority
Education: • Establishing an education credit against the business profits tax. Public Safety: • Establishing a criminal offense for failure to report a missing or deceased child.
• Establishing a criminal offense for vandalizing or defacing state, municipal, or commercial property. “These two years have been about ‘promises made, promises kept,’” said Bettencourt. “ The people of this state sent us to Concord to fix the problems created by the overspending and increased taxes of the previous Democrat administration. During the coming session we intend to remain focused on job creation, the economy and fulfilling the promises we made to the voters a year ago.”
Senior Center’s Quilter Extraordinaire to Leave
by Robyn Hatch Sometimes exceptional people in our lives have to pack up and move on.
This has happened to the quilting instructor for the Senior Center in Salem For the past six years, Thurley Allen has shared her knowledge and love of quilting with many women at the Ingram Senior Center in Salem. Some had no knowledge of quilting and others have been quilting for several years. No matter the level, everyone gained additional knowledge from a loving, caring teacher. It only took a glance from Thurley to see where some pieces were put together incorrectly. Much laughter took place and lasting friendships have been made. The projects were many: table runners, tote bags, mystery quilts, stack and wack patterns, paper piecing, a quilt for the Salem Boys and Girls Club auction, elf hats for the Senior Singers and this past year, a Pioneer Sampler quilt was made by everyone. The patterns were the same but the results were all different depending on the materials chosen. Recently 50 Christmas stockings were made for Neighbors Helping Newborns to give to local hospitals for the babies to be brought out in at Christmas time. Thurley will be missed in January as she takes a break from teaching to take care of medical problems. She is one of a kind and greatly loved by all.
Quilting class posing with their instructor, Turley Allen (center)
Bernadette Morton, far right, checking out the finished quilts
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Soaked and decorated with stray needles, from left to right: State Senator, Chuck Morse of Freshwater Farms with Exchange Club members Doug Seed, Bob Chapman, Club President Larry VanDeventer and Jonathan Barbeau. Also in attendance were Club members Bonnie Breen, Richard Morway, Leeds Burchard and Stephen Sussman.
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trees on Wednesday, November 23. The sheared, plantation-grown trees, earmarked for the Exchange Club’s 44th Annual Charity Christmas Tree Sale, arrived from Quebec during a rainstorm making an already-tough job a little bit tougher. The tree lot is on South Broadway, just below Salem Depot between Berge’s
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Cleaners. Berge’s has donated the use of the lot to the Exchange Club for their annual sale for over 25 years. The tree sale is open daily starting Saturday,
November 26th and is staffed completely by volunteers including local Scout troops, the Salem High JROTC cadets, Salem Exchange Club members and other community-minded folks who support the Exchange Club. All proceeds from the Christmas Tree sale go to directly back into the community through the Exchange Club’s many charitable efforts in the Greater Salem area. For more information about the Club and its programs of service, visit www.SalemExchangeClub.org
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