Spring shopping givaway winner takes home $1,000 in merchandise

BERLIN -- -Spring just got a little more golden for Caron Building Center’s customer Allen Henry.
On June 1, Henry was chosen as the winner of the Caron Building Center’s $1000 Spring Shopping Giveaway. Henry was selected at random from more than 1,000 entries submitted at the store from March 1, to May 31 .
Lucy Letarte, advertising manager, said that Caron’s is delighted to provide one of its customers with the opportunity to make their Spring projects a little more exciting. “Everyone has a few extra chores this time of year, and we’re glad that Allen will be able to choose whatever tools he wants to get the job done. We thank all those who entered the giveaway for their participation.
Caron Building Center is located at 39 Union St, Berlin NH, and has been serving customers in the area for 36 years. Caron’s offers a complete line of lumber, window and door, kitchen and bath, power tools, plumbing , hardware, electrical and much more for you do-it-yourself homeowners to the professional. Caron’s has been a Do it Best Corp. member since 2004.



Accounting Connection celebrating being in business 12 years

BERLIN -- In Operation since April 21, 2000, The Accounting Connection is owned and operated by Brenda Stone of 831 Fifth Avenue, Berlin, NH. Originally she operated out of her home in Lancaster and then she and “Murphy” (her twelve-year-old Welsh Corgi she rescued) moved to Berlin, offering her services (payroll, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting) to a new circle of business people.
Her services are designed around the needs and priorities of the small business owner, sole proprietorships, non-profits, LLC’s or individuals needing a bookkeeper a few hours or a day each week, or on a project basis. Brenda brings her expertise directly to her customer’s offices or works from her home office depending upon each individual clients needs. In her black Toyota (license plate ACCTCON) she can be seen traveling around the northern New Hampshire and Vermont areas.
Certified in QuickBooks, she will also help clients that are already using QuickBooks with questions and setting up or revamping their chart of accounts.
As a member of StarsNorth, a Professional Services Network, she can refer clients to an array of professional experts in tax preparation, financial planning and consulting. The network is an affinity group of WREN-Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network-based in Bethlehem and having a satellite office here in Berlin.
For more information please call 603-752-2575 or 603-631-1900 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Local references are available.

Ubuntu Healling, LLC, holds open house

BERLIN -- Ubuntu Healing, LLC, held its grand opening on Friday, May 11, with several people coming to partake in the light refreshments, and learn more about the services and products the business provides. Ubuntu healing provides products and services that assist individuals with changing old patterns of behavior with new ones. Services include hypnotherapy, workshops and Reiki. Products include a booklet authored by Ubuntu Healing owner, Melanie Maynor, and Life’s Abundance products.
Hypnotherapy can be used to stop smoking, release unwanted pounds, address trauma, overcome addictions. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. There are several myths about hypnosis, all of which are false. Hypnotherapy works by communicating with an individual’s subconscious, rather than relying on will power from the conscious mind. Each hypnotherapy session lasts for two hours, includes a personal consultation and a CD of the individual’s session.
Ubuntu Healing’s current workshop, How to Prosper in Any Economy, is an all day workshop.
Melanie Maynor is a certified hypnotherapist, has a Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership and is a college professor, teaching online courses for a state university for the past three and a half years.
Ubuntu Healing is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment. Ubuntu Healing is located at 305 Coos Street, Berlin. For more information on the cost of a session or workshop, call (603) 752-4992.

Pleasant Street Konvenience gas station and store is open

BERLIN—On April 13 the Pleasant Street Konvenience gas station and store—across from the Dunkin' Donuts in Berlin—is back in business with its usual incredible full service and long-time staff.
Twenty-year veteran Joe Dorval is out there, pumping gas for customers, cleaning their windshields, checking the oil and tires, too, if people so desire. Zach Bacow, with four years at the station, is pumping gas, too.
Stump Legere is managing the station again, continuing his eight years at Pleasant Street. Many will remember him, too, from his years as the owner of Fagin's Pub (1979-2002).
Other long time staff carrying on Pleasant Street's unusual full service reputation include night cashier, Jeanne Provencer, who has been on the job for 12 years; and Corey Rand and Nancy Dupont, both cashiers and both veterans of four years at Pleasant Street Konvenience.

pleasant st konvenience1cmyk150: Joe Dorval demonstrates his style, cleaning the windshield of a car that has driven in to the Pleasant Street Konvenience store and gas station for service and the unusually full service offered at Pleasant Street. The store and gas station is now open for business with its longtime staff. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)

pleasantstreet konvenience 2cmyk150: Joe Dorval, 20 year veteran employee of the Pleasant Street Konvenience gas station and store, fills the tank of store manager, Stump Legere, just to demonstrate to unbelievers that customers at the station will get full service—gas pumped, windshield cleaned, tires and oil checked if the customers so desires. The store reopened in mid-April. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)