AVH Surgical Associates welcomes Dr. Martin S. Walko, General Surgeon

BERLIN--AVH Surgical Associates, the specialty physician practice of Androscoggin Valley Hospital, is pleased to welcome Martin S. Walko, MD, FACS, general surgeon, to its staff of physicians. A New Hampshire resident, Dr. Walko was most recently employed as a General Surgeon for Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury. He has also served as a General Surgeon at Littleton Regional Healthcare.

A graduate of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Walko is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, in the area of General Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Walko completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Penn.

Procedures/services provided by Dr. Walko include, but are not limited to:

• Colonoscopies (he has performed more than 7,000)
• Diagnostic biopsies
• General surgery including stomach, espohagus, liver and gallbladder
• Hernia repairs
• Skin lesion removal
• Treatment for skin ulcers and burns

"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Walko to AVH Surgical Associates," commented Keith Shute, MD, MMM, chief medical officer, senior vice president, Androscoggin Valley Hospital. "Along with Drs. Stephanie Allen Lilly and Christopher Glenney, we are able to meet the majority of General Surgery needs within Northern New Hampshire."

Androscoggin Valley Hospital serves the residents of and visitors to the Androscoggin Valley. For more information or an appointment with Dr. Walko, please call 752-2300.

walkolillyglenneywithlabcoatsphoto2014L-R: Dr. Martin S. Walko, Dr. Stephanie Allen Lilly and Dr. Christopher U. Glenney.


SHORT: 'New to You' Consignment Boutique and Gift Shop

Something new is happening at The Inner Glimpse in downtown Berlin. They are adding "New to you" Consignment Boutique and Gift Shop. They would like to consign home decor items, small furniture, wall art, table top lamps and decorative accessories.

'We all change our decor' and this is way to up-cycle. All items must be gently used in wonderful to excellent condition. They do not accept anything that is in disrepair, stained or shows signs of excessive wear. They want items to be new to someone else. It is simple, leave it to them, they will take care of every thing from pricing, to marketing, to selling.

"New to You" is a 90 day consignment showroom that allows the product to be presented to a variety of potential buyers. They do not consign any soft goods such as sofas, clothing of any kind. They accept merchandise on Wednesday at the present time.

Photos can be sent to: ConsignmeingnewtoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. New to You and The Inner Glimpse, 171 Main Street, Berlin, N.H. 752-7362 ask for Cindy, Tues.-Fri.ConBou, 10-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Aldea D'Alfonso retires from NHES after 37 years

BERLIN – After 37 years at N.H. Employment Security, Aldea D'Alfonso retired on July 31. While D'Alfonso is retiring, she said she is not completely leaving the agency. She revealed she is re-locating to Center Conway and plans to work part-time for NHES out of the office there.

D'Alfonso said she started work at N.H. Employment Security on July 27, 1977. Two years later, in February 9, 1979 she said the Converse factory closed and 650 people lost their jobs. D'Alfonso said she still remembers the exact date because of the flood of customers to the office.

She said she has enjoyed her work and learned a lot from the customers she served.

Joining local N.H. Employment Security employees is marking the occasion were Employment Service Bureau Director Pamela Szacik and Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney.

NHES-retirement-2Her coworkers joined NHES Berlin Office Manager Mark Belanger, Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney, and Employment Service Bureau Director Pamela Szacik in recognizing Aldea D'Alfonso on her retirement after 37 years working at N.H. Employment Security.

NHES-retirementGathering for a picture on Aldea D'Alfonso's last day are (l-r) NHES Berlin Office Manager Mark Belanger, D'Alfonso, Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney, and Employment Service Bureau Director Pamela Szacik.


Amanda Dubs joins Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsch & Co.

Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsch & Co., PLLC is pleased to announce that Amanda Dubs, CPA has joined the firm. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University in 2011. Prior to joining our firm, she worked as a Tax Associate at the national tax and accounting firm KPMG in Harrisburg, Pa.
Amanda is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma – International Business Honor Society. She has donated her time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Shippensburg, Pa. Amanda's knowledge of tax compliance, enthusiasm for working closely with clients, and desire to become an integral member of the community will be a great fit for the firm. She enjoys anything outdoors, especially running, cycling, and skiing.
Founded in 1971, Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsch & Co. PLLC is a certified public accounting firm providing tax and accounting services to over 1,500 small to mid-size businesses and individuals throughout New Hampshire and Western Maine.